Thursday, March 16, 2006

War Rally this weekend and other events

A big peace rally is slated for Saturday. I can't attend. But these items caught my attention:

AFTER THE MARCH is a screening of Why We Fight at the Regent Square Theater (1035 S. Braddock Ave, Edgewood) at 9:15 pm. Why We Fight is Eugene Jarecki's new documentary about the military industrial complex.

The Iraqle Debacle Concert to Mark the 3rd Anniversary of the War in Iraq is a concert to benefit the New Orleans Musicians on
Sunday, March 19, from 7 pm to 11 pm at Brillobox, 4104 Penn Avenue (Lawrenceville) with Anne Feeney, Jack Erdie, Mark Dignam, HutchSimonProject, John Marsiglio of the Knobs, Duo Prime of Turn and Gene Collier. Suggested donation: $10.

More at

Tuesday, March 21: “Spy In” on Government Spying

The feds are spying on us. You've heard of sit-ins, sleep-ins and die-ins. Well, you are invited to resist government spying and join us for SPY-IN. On Tuesday, March 21, 12:00 noon at the Federal Building (Grant and Liberty, Downtown). Dress in spy gear (trench coats, black suits/fedoras (a la Abramoff), sunglasses, etc. -- try your local thrift shop). Bring cameras, toy cameras, note pads, binoculars, telescopes.

- What does the federal government know and when did they first know it?

- What are the spooks doing with all of our tax dollars?

- Why aren't the feds investigating their own -- those who lied about going into Iraq, those who say they don't need to get approval from anyone to spy on US citizens, those taking illegal campaign "contributions" from lobbyists?

- Why can't we sit in on THEIR planning meetings, THEIR discussions, take pictures of THEM going in and out of the federal building (afterall, they are paid with OUR tax dollars and are ultimately accountable to US)?

Is this action ridiculous? Sure it is. But so is the Pentagon, the NSA and the FBI spying on US citizens and groups with no history of violence or threats to anyone. Our intent is to spoof the spooks!

For more information visit or email or call 412-361-3022. This action is called by the Thomas Merton Center Anti-War Committee and the Pittsburgh Bill of Rights Defense Campaign.

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