Wednesday, January 31, 2007

more dc pics

yes there was graffitti on the capitol- thanks "anarchists" for giving rush and hannity a distracting talking point, but also- boo friggin' hoo there was graffitti on the capitol-the people are angry

boxer's staffer meeting with activists

meet grim and grimmer, feinstein's aides

Rep. Maxine Waters hosted an "Out of Iraq" "book fair" in the Ways and Means committee room, with noted authors- we had to leave to make our meeting with Rep. Jane Harman...

IVAW in The House

On Tuesday we attended a meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting, chaired by Russ Feingold, on Congress's Constitutional Authority to End a War.

"I would respectfully suggest to the president that he is not the sole 'decider' "- Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA)

When in DC, stay at the Harrington!

(can you find our room?)

Monday, January 29, 2007

photos and video from saturday's anti-war march

We head back to la tomorrow- been very busy- here are some pictures for the march last saturday (click photos to enlarge):


Later that night we met at the Viet Nam War Memorial to pay our respects. I remember visiting as a child and thinking that at least our country learned a lesson in that war... alas, alas... this "award" was leaning against the wall:

And we walked up to the Lincoln and this inscription of the Gettysburg Address reminded me why I came 3,000 miles- yes, Lincoln was talking about the sacrifices of the Union dead, but as a citizen, and in these times of our Signing Statement Dictator, I felt that I came to stand and march and witness so that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth... the biggest thing I'm taking from this trip, from the march to the lobbying (more on that in another post) is that the people and only the people will end this war

Friday, January 26, 2007

Candlelight vigil against torture tonight at the White House

We spent today in DC getting ready for tomorrow's march sponsored by United for Peace and Justice. We went down to the Mall to check out the stage, then heard that UFPJ needed help assembling signs, so we went and manned some staple guns.

Tonight Ann Wright invited us to an anti-torture vigil at the White House, sponsored by Torture Abolition and Survivors Support Coalition International ( See the video above.

We wound up back at the hotel at a Camp Casey alumni coordination meeting.

Tomorrow's route is very screwy- it somehow doubles back on itself? What kind of shenanigans is The Man up to?

Whatever- this promises to be a very large event.

friday before the march

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Dodging the Apocalypse staff is in D.C.

We're here for the march this Saturday- it is cooooold here.

Keep an eye on the blog and we'll try to keep it up to date with pics and maybe some video.

Our Hollywood Rep Waxman apparently isn't in town this weekend , or next Monday on lobby day. And we came all this way to see him.