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Bring yer bikes - join Surge Protection Brigade tomorrow (Friday) at recruiting center

The Seriously Pissed Off Grannies will get off their rockers and onto their bikes with the rallying cry: No Blood for Oil. Join us!
On Friday, April 20th, the Surge Protection Brigade will stage a protest at the military recruiting center on NE Broadway at 13th beginning at 10:30 a.m. This week the theme, No Blood for Oil, will be underscored by the presence of a bicycle brigade from the Portland cycling community joining the grannies to protest the link between US military action and the country's dependence on oil. Bicyclists will form a moving picket line in front of the recruiting office.

The Surge Protection Brigade has made regular creative appearances at the recruiting center to protest the US occupation of Iraq and the recruitment of young men and women who are being sent on a mission based on deceit and greed. "We believe that the need for Iraqi Oil to fuel US profits was one of the real reasons behind the invasion of Iraq. Many young people are committed to using their own energy for transportation by riding bikes. Many of us older folks rode bikes to school in our youth and we're ready to ride them again to oppose the war." said Bonnie Tinker, a spokesperson for the group and also a bicycle commuting grandmother.

The Surge Protection Brigade is committed to escalating nonviolent civil resistance if our elected officials are not responsive to the majority of American voters who want the Iraq occupation to end. Their have been 21 arrests at their actions at the Recruiting office.

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With you all the way!! 20.Apr.2007 00:30

Styve

Give 'em hell!! We had a great Saturday protest there last weekend, complete with a PA blasting MLK speeches!! Some Friday, I will be able to join, but for now, I will just have to say that we will meet any of you arrestees at the "Justice Center" (how Orwellian is that?!) at 6pm!!

Keep fighting the good fight!! We are winning!! Gonzo is gonzo, Cheney faces Articles of Impeachment next Wednesday, Condi is being subpoenaed shortly, Bush is losing whatever he hasn't already lost, as McCain sings away his sanity!!

Yee haahhh!! Friday is going to be a big day!!

Peace,
Styve

2 Arrested at the Surge Brigade 20.Apr.2007 13:42

Joe Anybody iam@joe-anybody.com

one Grannie
one young lady
"were arrested and their bikes confiscated"

A good turn out...bigger than usual
singing, chanting , and guitar playing of peace songs and slogans

Posters and signs, chalked sidewalk, bloody red hand prints on window, and kites and peace flags
A dozen bicyclist circling back n forth in front constantly with "no blood for oil" signs

3 - 4 cops hanging around (yes the mean one was there from the other week, but they behaved pretty well this time)
2 from the city attorney office (I was told he is the guy who writes the checks for the lawsuits against the city) were there in suit's watching from the sidewalk 50 feet away.
Military Front Doors stayed open and still are (Military front door was shattered from vandalism last week???)
2 visitors pushed their way in past the blocking Grannie (which really looked like a staged entrance to provoke an arrest)

Lots of GOOD ENERGY
A good Message presented "NO BLOOD FOR OIL"

I will have some video footage by this weekend, posted here on Indy Media

These are brave peacemakers ....and it was nice to see the youth supporting there today as well
I personally want to thank all these "peacemakers" for doing what they can to make this world safer and kinder for all