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PORT MILITARIZATION RESISTANCE IN TACOMA Continues!

USNS Brittin has unloaded, but military equipment and Strykers remain in the port, with the last reported convoy going to Ft. Lewis at 12:30 AM. Two resisters of port militarization were arrested yesterday by police for attempting to walk on a public road. We need you to help resist the Port of Tacoma from being a revolving door for the war in Iraq NOW!
Port Militarization Resistance is a tactic to end the war by resisting military shipments via public infrastructure by regional organizations and individuals.

(Further and transportation info below)

NOTE: Actions from 4-6 PM at the Federal Courthouse and meeting at 8 PM at the port will continue as long as equipment remains at the port, or until otherwise reported.


Friday, August 1st


4-6 PM, Port Militarization Resistance Rally and Protest
(Family friendly event. Come & hook-in for later actions)
Federal Courthouse--1713 Pacific Ave


8 PM, Port Action Meeting Point
At Puyallup Avenue & East D St. (5 minute walk from courthouse)


Saturday, August 2nd


12-3 PM, No War on Iraq! No War on Iran Demo!
(A family-friendly demo and overpass rally)
At I-5's Exit 119, outside Fort Lewis
Brought to you by IVAW, G.I. Voice, and Olympia SDS
Olympia carpool will meet at the corner of Harrison and Division @ 11 am


(If military equipment remains in the port, then...)


4-6 PM, Port Militarization Resistance Rally and Protest
(Family friendly event. Come & hook-in for later actions)
Federal Courthouse--1713 Pacific Ave


8 PM, Port Action Meeting Point
At Puyallup Avenue & East D St. (5 minute walk from courthouse)


Sunday, August 3rd (If military equipment remains in the port)


4-6 PM, Port Militarization Resistance Rally and Protest
(Family friendly event. Come & hook-in for later actions)
Federal Courthouse--1713 Pacific Ave


8 PM, Port Action Meeting Point
At Puyallup Avenue & East D St. (5 minute walk from courthouse)



Transportation information:


All Tacoma meeting points are VERY accessible by SoundTransit. Come to the Tacoma Dome Station. You can then take the free Link Rail two stations to the Union station and get off. Or walk 15 minutes. The Port Action meeting spot is within sight of the Tacoma Dome Station.

From Olympia: Bus 603 goes to Downtown Tacoma for $2.00.

See the area map at:


maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&q=%22610%20Puyallup%20Ave%20E.%22&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl


Find out more information about Port Militarization Resistance at:


en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Port_Militarization_Resistance


Stay tuned for further information at:


olyimc.infotage.net
seattle.indymedia.org