Saturday, September 05, 2009

Protest against Cheney at UW Sept. 10

Nancy Sindelar of Veterans For Peace in Laramie sends this:

Big protest planned in Laramie against the dedication of the "Cheney International Center" on the University of Wyoming campus. If you know anyone who lives close enough to travel, please let them know. You're welcome to repost to UW and other local websites, and lists,too. I find it ironic to name a building after the guy who was so
clueless about how countries get along with each other!

The lowdown:

Rising up from his undisclosed location, the former veep will crawl out of his hole and be in Laramie Sept. 10 to dedicate the "Cheney International Center" on the UW campus. He will also be feted with a luncheon at the Laramie Country Club. The naming rights to the center were purchased with a gift of $3.8 million.

Remember that patriotic T-shirt that's been sitting in the drawer for the last 8 years? The one with the yellow ribbon, the flag, the "United We Stand?" It's time to give it a wash wear it this Thursday as we stand up as true patriots, standing for what's right.

Real Americans don't torture!! Bring empty milk jugs and 2-liter pop bottles, caps and labels removed, to demonstrate against water boarding (we will pantomime slowly pouring water). Meet in the free shuttle parking lot at 22nd and Willet Streets in Laramie at 9 a.m. for a rally and march to the ceremony, or in front of the old School of Nursing before 10 a.m.

We actually plan on being polite during the ceremony, which is much scarier than making predictable noise. We will also carry signs and banners denouncing torture and warmaking. Other small acts may crop up.

I'm contemplating doing an "Eyes Wide Open" type display on Prexy's Pasture, if anyone has spare army boots they no longer want, it would help. I also have some extra flaggy tee-shirts for those in need.

Nancy S., VFP Chapter 65, Wyoming

1 comment:

mchris said...

I am so excited to come and support :)