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I have been telling friends for some time that I believe this administration must be forced to resign.  In toto.  For all of the various reasons.

I have thought that the only way for this to happen is a massive sit-down in DC.  I'm talking five million, a very hard number to move.  Park our asses on the mall and leave only when they do.

But here's my problem:  I'm a check to check New Yorker.  It's going to take more time than I am willing to spend.  Unless, that is, I am convinced that the other 4,999,999 have the staying power.

I'm convinced this is a great start:   The World Can't Wait!<---CLICK!

Originally posted to Akbar on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:21 PM PDT.

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Comment Preferences

  •  I agree. (none)
    We have to show our numbers.

    Upfront.

    In their face.

    Daily.

    You do what WE want or get the fuck out of our house.

    "Lies, lies, lies, ye-ah... they're going to get you." --The Thompson Twins

    by modchick65 on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:16:21 PM PDT

  •  when will it reach critical mass... (none)
    to move everyone so disgusted by current events to take the streets in protest?

    that's really the only peaceful option left, is it not?  

    after all, have all these letter writings and phone calls trully produced results?

    en mass protest.  show them the solidarity of a population who desire freedom and the rights we know, and were taught, to be inalienable.

    isn't Farrakhan about to produce another march? why not join into that mass?  hell, what do you have to lose?

    at the very least we should follow the lead of the freeway blogger.  that guy knows how to get the message across to the majority of the population who do not have time for net research & communication.

    •  Farrakhan (none)
      Yes, Farrakhan has announced another march, this time called Millions More March.  I had the link the other day, but I seem to have misplaced it.  I was excited about this idea after I heard Chuck D's song about New Orleans (Hell, No. We Ain't Alright)  But the tone of the website left me wondering about the sincerity of the new voices new directions thing and how inclusive it would be.  Millions More is initially intended to be a 10 year anniversary of Million Man, and it uses the unfortunate timing of Katrina to shed light on the obvious problem of race and parity in this country.  I just don't see this march as having as broad a scope as World Cant Wait.

      "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." - Voltaire

      by Akbar on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:37:03 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  march (none)
        what more broad scope is there than equal rights and freedom?

        i would propose not judging the sincerity of the new voices nor the background events that drive the message.  the simple matter boils down to a congruent message of freedom & rights.  the population has been harnessed, for goodness sake just leverage it.  most the organizing foot work has been completed, all that the people need to do is just show up.  

        have a march a week or by the day. but in doing so, show solidarity of common population.  

        put aside your differences, extend your hand to your neighbor.  make the first move by showing support, in turn that's a large population to have in supporting your desired cause.

        united we stand.  divided we fall.

    •  i think today's (none)
      after all, have all these letter writings and phone calls trully produced results?

      mini-revolt in the house (see recommended diary) may have been influenced by the work we all do making phone calls and writing letters. the little things count too and our reps need to hear from us whether or not they respect our will. they will pay the price for not doing so.

      Who gave Saddam anthrax? George Bush got the answers -- Kanye West

      by missreporter on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:40:21 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  the machine (none)
        oiling cogs of the machine only allows the machine to continue moving.

        the representatives should have been voicing such opinions assertively long ago.

        ...trully produced results?

        where is your freedom?  the ability to communicate disent via verbal?  there was a once a time when the population had a constitutional right to assemble peacefully (without a permit).  As the spirit of the first amendment  "Congress shall make no law respecting... OR ABRIDGING..."

        entertain this thought for a minute...  what happened in the late 1700's when a letter was sent to the governing establishment (england) of the americas informing them of the common population's will?

        At present rate of eroding sociological circumstance, how much longer will you even have the right to verbal disent?  In today's times, how free are you to speak without looking over your shoulder for the men in black n blue?  Political correctness = binding of thought police.

        Looking at the reality surrounding us, we still trust our so called 'representitives' to embrace our will? speak our cause? dem & repub have failed to embrace inalienable rights for the population as is our true contract with america - the constitution and bill of rights.

        the question must still be posed...  effectiveness must still be questioned.

        we had better step outside the current mechanisms, and return to the idealogy of our forefathers if we want to see progress.

  •  Knowledge Is Power! Pass It On!! (none)

    The Whispering Campaign
    Visit. Print. Copy. Distribute. Repeat.

    One person at a time...learning the truth is the 1st step to joining us in the streets.

    In matters of conscience, the Law of Majority has no place. -- Mahatma Gandhi

    by Ranting Roland on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:33:55 PM PDT

  •  i have already taken 11/2 off (none)
    if folks will be in Washington I will drive down from New Jersey even though I am sure I cannot afford it. I still have my sign from 9/24. I'm not giving up.

    Who gave Saddam anthrax? George Bush got the answers -- Kanye West

    by missreporter on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:37:44 PM PDT

    •  What's wrong with Union Square? (none)
      Where in NJ do you live?  The parking of the asses on the Mall in DC is currently in beta.  While I am sure something will be happening in DC on the 2nd, perhaps NYC is closer for you.

      "I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it." - Voltaire

      by Akbar on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:41:19 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  city and i are not talking (none)
        i've not been feeling the city lately...started with my car getting towed a couple of months ago in the middle of the night on 14th St. for a BS parking regulation (i got the ticket dismissed). it's a headache to get into the city. i may park in Jersey City and take the PATH over but it's almost easier - less frustrating - to park in Silver Spring and take the metro into DC.

        Plus, the folks i have a beef with are in DC. I want to be near Georgie.

        Who gave Saddam anthrax? George Bush got the answers -- Kanye West

        by missreporter on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 10:54:00 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  Just so you know (none)
    Had an invitation to speak here in PDX. Did some checking. Looked up the whois for worldcantwait.org.

    Domain ID:D106537144-LROR
    Domain Name:WORLDCANTWAIT.ORG
    Created On:06-Jun-2005 14:12:07 UTC
    Last Updated On:06-Aug-2005 04:17:25 UTC
    Expiration Date:06-Jun-2006 14:12:07 UTC
    Sponsoring Registrar:Tucows Inc. (R11-LROR)
    Status:OK
    Registrant ID:tu5dLPCfXNvOyMlS
    Registrant Name:C. Clark Kissinger
    Registrant Organization:C. Clark Kissinger
    Registrant Street1:xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Registrant Street2:
    Registrant Street3:
    Registrant City:Brooklyn
    Registrant State/Province:NY
    Registrant Postal Code:11238

    Did  a google and came up with this
    http://www.dissident.info/

    From his website:

    National Secretary of SDS in the early sixties

    • Organized the first March on Washington Against the Vietnam War (1965)
    • Worked closely with the Black Panther Party in Chicago
    • Toured China during the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution (1972, 1975)
    • Supported Bob Avakian's work to build a real communist party in the U.S.
    • Was in Tehran during the 1979 seizure of the U.S. Embassy
    • Went to Germany in 1983 to protest new U.S. nuclear missiles
    • An initiator of No Business As Usual in 1985
    • Was a founder of Refuse & Resist! in 1987
    • Co-founder of the Washington, DC, abortion clinic defense
    • Organized the first national conference against the "War on Drugs"
    • Worked to defend prisoners of the 1992 Los Angeles Rebellion
    • Organized national conference in 2000 to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
    • Contributing writer for the Revolution newspaper
    • Served 3-month federal sentence for a speech outside the 2000 RNC
    • Coordinator of the 2002 Not In Our Name statement of conscience
    • Initiated 2004 demonstrations at Supreme Ct on "enemy combatant" cases
    • An initiator of the campaign to Drive Out the Bush Regime (2005)     ...and still at it!

    Just so you are informed. I pass no judgements.

    "Telling the truth is a noble cause".
    -BOHICA

    by BOHICA on Fri Oct 07, 2005 at 11:14:54 PM PDT

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