There is a speaker from Progressive Christians for Public Activism named Tom Zagone. He will speak to the movement within communities of faith whom resist the radical fundamentalists atacking liberty under the cloak of values that Neocons claim to keep to, but in fact undermine. Also, there is a congressional Green party candidate named Matt Reeder. He has spoken at many WTO protests, and is rather well spoken. We have also spoken with Stu Sugarman, a local lawyer who has defended many of those who have been deprived of their rights and labeled eco-terra-rists. He has yet to confirm, however he did express interest.
There is a local musician named Steve Ulrich who will play a few protest songs. Later, we will hear from Patrick Dodd and Small Revolutions. The headliners are the SandPeople, who have a strikingly conscious message and a dancingly catchy groove.
MARCH FROM PIONEER SQUARE
The downtown event starts at 4PM in Pioneer Square, and by 5:20, people will start leaving the Square in groups to march into the four quadrants of Portland. By 6PM, the four quadrants of the city will be ringing with the noise of Portland demanding BUSH STEP DOWN AND TAKE YOUR PROGRAM WITH YOU! This will continue as Bush delivers another Karl Rove masterpiece aimed at furthering this fascist administration's radical plans at home and abroad.
Simultaneously, neighborhoods which organized around Portland to have community and neighborhood events will have gathered at 5PM to speak out about the State of the Community, and what brought them together to Drive Out the Bush Regime. Then at 6PM, they will grab their pots, pans, and drums, and Drown Out Bush's Lies.
The marches will leave from Pioneer Square, and weave through the neighborhoods of Portland in the Northeast, Southeast, Northwest, and Southwest, simultaneously. Those marching on the east side will take the MAX to Holladay Park, the Lloyd Center MAX stop. Those staying west will march directly from Pioneer Courthouse Square. The marches will converge to their final destinations. On the east side of the river, they will converge to the Lucky Lab for food, beer, and community building at 915 SE HAWTHORNE. Marchers will build connections and make plans for the future, including the March on Washington, DC the weekend of FEB 4. On the west side, they will converge to Kell's Irish Restaurant and Pub for the same at 112 SW 2nd AVE.
We still could use more march coordinators. This is a simple task that basically just asks you to agree to pay attention and help. This way, the police will work through coordinators before taking action. Contact us to volunteer. Help make this OUR march!
If you can help as a march coordinator, making signs, or flyering, please attend our next meeting on SUNDAY 4PM at Laughing Horse Books.
You may download the flyer at http://www.ecotv.org/pdf/J31flyer.pdf Please make as many copies as you can, distribute them, and leave some at Laughing Horse Books. We will keep stacks there for people to pick up and distribute who can't make copies for themselves.