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J20 Anti-Inauguration in Portland! Dec. 5th Spokescouncil -- visit j20pdx.net

NEW Portland Anti-Inauguration Day of Action organizing Website ONLINE now --- j20pdx.net!
Spokescouncil planning meeting at Liberty Hall: Sunday December 5th -- Noon.


Whether you're a progressive democrat, a green party activist, a secessionist, or an anarchist one thing should be clear: the Bush cadre is our greatest enemy. No hope for improving, changing, or eliminating the current system can exist as long as they hold power.

On January 20th people around the country and the planet will be organizing a day to fully manifest the ongoing and daily growing resistance to their global tyranny. Through both street protests and autonomous, decentralized direct action around Portland, let's mark the inauguration with a day that challenges of the supremacy of the Empire.

Let this day serve as a wake up to liberals, Democrats, and others opposing Bush: the time for escalating resistance is upon us. This day will not be a about a singular protest in the streets, but about creating a rallying cry for the long struggle ahead of us.

J20 Day of Action
J20 Day of Action
There is no "official organization" working on organizing for J20.

This doesn't mean the protests will be a disorganized free for all, it merely means there are no rules and that we are free to make the protests what we want them through coordinated and autonomous actions. If you've got something different you want to see, make it happen:

An initial planning meeting for J20 is planned for Sunday, December 5th @ Liberty Hall starting at Noon. Read about it....
There will be more meetings! You can sign-up for email updates to hear about them quickly.

There is a working groups page that needs lotsa love for people to post their ideas for projects (before J20 and day of projects) and connect with others for outreach, fundraising, performance groups, sign-making, puppet making, etc. If you want to work on something and want others to help please post it!


Call-to-Action:
(send this to yer friends...)

Whether you're a progressive democrat, a green party activist, a secessionist, or an anarchist one thing should be clear: the Bush cadre is our greatest enemy. No hope for improving, changing, or eliminating the current system can exist as long as they hold power.

On January 20th people around the country and the planet will be organizing a day to fully manifest the ongoing and daily growing resistance to their global tyranny. Through both street protests and autonomous, decentralized direct action around Portland, let's mark the inauguration with a day that challenges of the supremacy of the Empire.

Let this day serve as a wake up to liberals, Democrats, and others opposing Bush: the time for escalating resistance is upon us. This day will not be a about a singular protest in the streets, but about creating a rallying cry for the long struggle ahead of us.

How bad does it have to get? If not now, then when?
On Thursday, January 20th let us bring these questions home to the vast majority of Portland, 200 million in the U.$.A. and the 6 billion globally that did not vote for Bush as world leader. Let's inspire the action mandated by the present reality, by the knowledge that we stand on the precipice of comprehensive planetary disaster.

Within our lives - within a few years! - we are likely to witness the triumph of corporate rule, the end of non-human ecosystems, unparalleled devastation wrought by global warming, a never-ending war on terrorism, the crushing of civil liberties, the criminalization of abortion, the completion of a global empire, the initiation of the international police state, and conclusion of the eradication of traditional cultures.

Today, on January 20th, and until we turn this train around let us inspire the loudest "NO". Through our continual community organizing, general disobedience, and direct action we have hopes of standing in the way. It's time to look past our fear of government repression, our comfort zones and collective disorganization, the hopelessness of the current moment, and the multitude of challenges we face.

Because it's not going to get better: it will only get worse.

On January 20th we have the opportunity to demonstrate the magnitude of the opposition, to promote alternative visions, to strengthen the confederacy of our communities in resistance, to grow our vigilance in the face of the trials ahead, and to illustrate the potentials for both non-participation and direct confrontation with the current system.

Above all, in both our organizing and actions, let us demonstrate that this is just the beginning.

Please send this call to action to your friends, family, and associates...

homepage: homepage: http://www.j20pdx.net


Stand together or fall one at a time 23.Nov.2004 16:16

Joshua Hughes

We must stand united and start a revolution of ideas! We have to do something while we still can. Our freedoms will keep going away, will you wait until freedom of speach is gone, will you wait for new sedition laws, will you wait for a draft? Get up on Jan. 20th and scream to the world that we are all not crazy killers like Bush and his christian movement!

alright then.. 23.Nov.2004 17:20

mira

get up off your knees

stand up and start moving

don't let the sadness and depression stay locked up inside you

depression is something that happens when you don't feel safe to express anger

we must all get up now and start moving together

there is only us

we know right from wrong

we need to start heading in unison to j20

Please post to http://www.counter-inaugural.org 24.Nov.2004 10:00

Jim Macdonald

Great work guys. Please post this to  http://www.counter-inaugural.org and to the  counter-inauguration@lists.riseup.net listserve and help get your word out.


Wrong Again 26.Nov.2004 23:53

Iraq-war. ru

"Whether you're a progressive democrat, a green party activist, a secessionist, or an anarchist one thing should be clear: the Bush cadre is our greatest enemy."

Wrong. Dead Wrong.

Our Greatest Enemy is the United State of America--regardless of what regime you "elect."

Americans Liberals still cling to their delusions that the Democratic Party or Liberalism in general is somehow better or different than the Right Wing.

Bullshit. Liberals and Democrats are only the "Left Hand" of the American Empire as opposed to the more naked "Right Hand" as exemplied by the Republicans or Bush.

J20 Pretzels Everywhere 22.Dec.2004 01:43

The Bakers Dozen

J20 Pretzels Everywhere 1/5/05
author: The Bakers Dozen
In a dream I saw it raining pretzels at the pretzel parade.
I'll never forget it.
The price of pretzels plummeted all over the world.
Though none did starve, one did choke - the grand marshall of the parade.
The festivities continued unabated.
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