Thursday, January 12, 2006
Contact: Christian Pecaut 415-573-5655,
MLK 'Truth, Peace & Justice' rally
Sunday will focus on Bush impeachment,
third Party campaign in Palo Alto for Congress
PALO ALTO - The impeachment of Pres. George Bush will be among other "Truth, Peace and Justice" topics discussed here at a Martin Luther King Jr. rally and celebration Sunday, Jan. 15, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lytton Plaza, in Downtown Palo Alto (University & Emerson).
The day also marks the anniversary of a March in 2002, organized by 9/11 activist Carol Brouillet, to demand a Congressional investigation of 9-11, and a 2003 March to demand an end to the 9-11 Cover-Up, repeal of the PATRIOT Act, and the pre-emptive impeachment of the current administration.
Brouillet, who will be joined by other Green Party candidates, will announce she is forming an exploratory committee to run for Congress in the 14th District (Palo Alto).
“Like Martin Luther King, Jr., I have a dream, too. A dream of a world, without war, a dream of a world where resources are not squandered on weapons, a dream of a world where wealth is measured by the health and well being of our relationships, our children, our community, our planet," said Brouillet.
“Truth is the first casualty of war. Lies are used to sell unjustifiable wars. The PATRIOT Act was anything, but patriotic, and an attack upon the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, dissent. We need a national dialogue on Impeachment, and the responsibility of the American people and Congress to rein in a criminal regime," she added.
“I believe that 'Impeachment,' Repeal of the PATRIOT Act, are our best hope for the country, the world. Apathy, Disengagement, Fear and Cynicism are the forces which perpetuate a war economy. Engagement, Empowerment, Hope, Courage, Truth can transform it to serving human needs. As citizens, our greatest duty, to ourselves, to our families, to the world, is to rein in our own government, to hold it accountable for its actions. Regime Change should begin at home."
Activists from all over the Bay Area are expected to attend, including several candidates for statewide office on the November 2006 ballot. There will be a wide variety of speakers, light snacks, and music provided by Annie and the Vets.