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Protesting in Eugene - 'If You're Not Outraged, You're Not Paying Attention!'

From the open publishing newswire A few dozen of us protested at the Federal Building in Eugene this afternoon in the warm October sun. The Women in Black stood silently while some of the rest of us chatted amongst ourselves. I mostly spoke with David who has been at the Federal Building protesting the pending War on Iraq for the last three afternoons.

David said that his new name for the U.S. government is the "Political Mafia", with Cheney telling us: It's business. I told him that my son was not going to be a part of their business, that if the draft is reinstated like Bush wants it to be, IÂ'll be throwing myself over my sonÂ's body. He is NOT going to fight in their War!

David said that he has two young sons, one ripe for the draft at 21 and the other 14. He said they he and his family have been contemplating where to go if the need arises, the government is not getting his sons either. We both agreed that it is wise to have passports in order. And then a comrade came to where we stood talking and said that she is thinking of renouncing her U.S. citizenship and wondering where to go.

The Protest continues at the Federal Building tomorrow at noon. At 7 pm there will be a march from the EMU Amphitheatre (UofO) to the Federal Building. [ Fullstory ]