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Support and Defend the Constitution with Veterans for Peace

Join Veterans for Peace, this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, in launching the "Support and Defend" campaign. In solidarity with the mobilization to end the war in Washington, D.C., we call for holding our government officials accountable for the promise they made in their oaths of office. 11-1 at Terry Schrunck Plaza each day.
On Thursday, January 25, Veterans For Peace began Operation Support and Defend the Constitution:

To demand congress follow the will of the people, de-fund the war, and use the money to Support Our Troops, Bring Them Home Now!

To restate our oath of service as veterans to support and defend the Constitution.

To remind Congress that they took a similar oath, thus they have a responsibility to hold in check the powers of the Executive. Tell Congress they are a branch of our government, not an arm of the President.

To work to force the President to stop illegal acts such as unwarranted surveillance and torture, and to repeal laws that are in violation of the Constitution, such as the Military Commissions Act.

To invite veterans across the nation to unite with us in our effort to defend and support the Constitution by advocating for the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney.

Stand with us from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., January 26-28, at Terry Schrunck Plaza, SW 3rd Ave., Portland (across from the Fedral building).

homepage: homepage: http://www.dunckleystreet.com/vfpchapter72/


v.f.p. vs bush 26.Jan.2007 10:40

karl roenfanz ( rosey ) k_rosey48@hotmail.com

jan. 29, 1030 am vfp and others are meeting at the federal biulding in evansville , ind. to protest the bush and his policies.

Bridges for Peace 26.Jan.2007 14:11

billray

Sat. 1/26 11:30 to ? Veterans and others will be on overpasses over I-84 at Biggs (junction w/ Hwy. 97) in The Dalles and in Hood River. Gives the Wal0Mart truckers something to think about as they deliver their loads from China

I was a suit that stopped by 27.Jan.2007 19:14

astro

I'm not very social (sorry), but I quietly stopped by today to just at least add another number to your ranks for a few minutes. It was good to see a mix of folks from war veterans to black-bloc kids among the gathering. I felt awkward being the suit in the picture, because I could not agree more with the sign that said something like "Bring the troops home - Needed for class war" (paraphrasing). Amen. When those kids come home, they (the ones who do not continue a career in the military) will find themselves disenfranchised and poor, and they may find themselves surprisingly in support of class war.

Iraq Vet Will be there Sun 27.Jan.2007 23:23

RaqiVet

I am an Iraq Vet. I served OIF1. The "surge" is just a desperate move on the presidents' part. Thanks to all you for protesting this stupid BS!!!

report 28.Jan.2007 00:05

wuz there

please check out one of the reports back from 1-27-07 event featuring audio comments
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/01/352913.shtml#249546

On-going at Schrunck 28.Jan.2007 11:34

yeah, I'm a vet

People were saying that this will be on-going from now until ???

11 to 1 on the corner there on 3rd.

Also heard: Lt. Watada court-martial February 5, with Portland area folks heading for Tacoma for the occasion.