Quick Update on the Crawford Peace Rally
Well, the first thing I did was take this picture in the bathroom before I left for Crawford yesterday. As you can see, Glenda's magic was still working as the camera flash illumined a peace sign within the reflection. Someday I hope my grandchildren carry on this work of waging peace.
The big news from Crawford, already reported over at The Blue Republic, was the scoop that 14 protesters, including Daniel Ellsberg were arrested in a peaceful demonstration yesterday afternoon. When we arrived, we saw them being carried off in the paddywagons with full sirens blasting. Originally, they reported 16 arrested, but I'm not sure the police counted them correctly. It seems there were only 14. Of course, one has to wonder, if under the influence of Bushco, whether the Crawford public schools actually have math on their curricula.
The city of Crawford has been passing ordinances to make it more difficult for people to assemble peacefully to voice their opinions. Last fall, they made it illegal to park one's car on the grassy side of the road, out in the country. Now there is a more recent ordinance against walking or standing anywhere on the side of the road, and especially close to the entrance to the Bush ranch. Freedom of speech? Freedom to assemble? That's Commie propaganda!
Thanks goes to Ellbserg and his staunch companions who made the decison to test the validity of this ordinance, knowing they would go to jail. They ended up in the Waco jail, while friends and supporters tried to rouse a judge to come hear their case on Good Friday. When I left late yesterday, they had not yet been successful. Time will tell when they will be released.
Tomorrow, Easter Sunday, the protest will come to Austin.
11am - 12:15 pm
ANTI WAR RALLY with Cindy, De De, Juan Torres, Bill Mitchell and others from Gold Star Families for Peace and Ann Wright, and other Camp Caseyites yet to be determined. LOCATION: UT East Mall, near MLK statue
I will be there. Come on down!