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Emergency Calls to Action: Protest the Escalation of the US War in Afghanistan!
Thursday, December 3rd 2009  Various times

President Obama is announcing an escalation in Afghanistan at West Point on Tuesday, December 1, 8 PM Eastern, and CODEPINKers around the country will respond! This list is alphabetical by name of CITY.

Arlington, MA: Peace Vigil to protest the escalation, 10:30-11:30 am, December 5, Arlington Center, intersection of Medford St. and Mass. Ave. [contact: Thea,,]

Atlanta, GA: Wednesday, December 2,4:30-6:30 PM, the Georgia Peace & Justice Coalition is initiating a "No Escalation! There Is No Military Solution! Bring the Troops Home NOW! protest Assemble at Freedom Park, the intersection of Moreland Ave and Freedom Parkway. Bring banners, signs, drums, etc. Similar protests are encouraged at other busy intersections. For more information, go to Contact:
Tim Franzen at or call cell 404-414-5521.

Bangor, ME: Emergency Escalation Announcement protest at the Margaret Chase Smith Federal Building, 202 Harlow St., Bangor, Maine 5 PM on December 2. Pots and pans will be banged to wake up the sleeping American public!

Berkeley, CA: on Tuesday December 1, CODEPINK counter-recruitment activists and allies will protest at 3:30 PM, march to the BART station, then gather to watch the announcement at Tommy's Joynt in San Francisco. Contact:

Boston, MA: Surge against the Surge
December 2, 5-7 PM. Protest Obama's Afghanistan Surge. Speak out, Make Noise not War. Bring pots, pans,pink signs, wear costumes. Park Street MBTA Station in Boston Common. Contact: Sarah Roche-Mahdi at

Charleston, WV: Candlelight Vigil for No Escalation in Afghanistan, Thursday, December 3, at 5:15 PM. Christmas shoppers going to the mall and people driving home will see us gathered for peace. Bring your own candle if you can. Gather at
Brawley Walkway (across from Chili's) on Court St.
Contact: Lida Shepherd at

Charlotte, NC: Wage Peace, December 2 at 6 PM.
Will either support President Obama's decision to pull out of Afghanistan or protest troop surge.
Trade & Tryon " The Square" uptown. Contact: Elaine Cahn at
or call 704-332-4230.

Chicago, IL: Chicago’s Emergency Response rally and march will begin at 5 PM at Federal Plaza at Adams and Dearborn Streets on December 2. In addition, the following Saturday at noon in Federal Plaza we will have a second demonstration. Info:

Detroit, MI: Activists will gather at the Federal Building, 477 Michigan Ave., 4 PM, December 2.

Eugene, OR: Please join CALC and others at noon for a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza to protest the increase of troops in Afghanistan. Wear pink!
At the press conference, students, representatives from labor and the business community will talk about redirecting Lane County tax dollars spent on the Afghanistan war to creating jobs at home. The rally will be followed by a peace vigil at 4pm at the Old Federal Bldg, 7th and Pearl.

Honolulu, HI: YOU DON'T END A WAR BY SENDING MORE TROOPS! PROTEST/SIGNHOLDING on December 2, 4-6 PM, at the Federal Bldg, Ala Moana Blvd.

Indianapolis, IN: We call on all Hoosiers who disagree with the surge to join in an Emergency Response Protest on December 2, from 5 to 7 PM, at NE Corner of Fall Creek and Meridian with the demands: Bring all the troops home now! Funding for human needs, not war! MAKE NOISE, NOT WAR! Bring family, friends, signs and noisemakers as we get rowdy in the streets to voice our opposition. Contact: Lori Perdue at

Kansas City, MO: Peace On Earth Candle Light Vigil to End the Afghan War, 6:30pm, December 2, J.C. Nichols Fountain, 47th Street and Main. Contact: Ira,

Killeen, TX: Fort Hood, Texas, a broad coalition of state organizations will hold a press conference on Monday, Nov 30.

Las Vegas: CODEPINKERs protesting drones will gather at 3 PM at the Las Vegas Federal Building, 600 Las Vegas Blvd South, then at 5 PM will watch Obama on laptops at the Main Entrance of the Federal Bldg.

Los Angeles: CODEPINK LA will turn out to protest Obama’s Escalation Announcement, Wednesday, Dec. 2nd from 5 – 7 PM at the Federal Building, Wilshire & Veteran Blvds. Contact: or call (310)827-4320. Wear pink, bring signs, banners, and your voice!

Memphis, TN: Memphis Protest Obama's Afghan War Escalation, December 1, 4:30-7 PM. We will be converging at the corner of Poplar and Highland on Tuesday from 4:30-7 PM. Bring signs, we will also bring materials to make more! Contact:
Jacob Flowers at or call
901-517-8689. Also vigil on December 2 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM at the corner of Poplar and Mendenhall.

Minneapolis, MN: EMERGENCY UNPERMITTED MARCH IN RESPONSE TO SURGE IN AFGHANISTAN, December 2 at 5:30 PM. We will be marching -- wear warm clothes, and be ready to stop business as usual against this war of aggression. Loring Park -- leave from the South West Corner of Loring Park at 5:30 PM. Contact DASWO at or text 40404.

Nashville TN: We will have a small rally on December 2, at the corner of 21st Avenue and Blakemore (in Hillsboro Village) from 4:30 to 5:30 PM. A few of us will stand on the sidewalk, holding up signs and/or candles, to be visible to passing rush-hour traffic. Contact: Eric Schechter at LeftyMathProf@Yahoo.Com.

New Haven, CT (home of Yale): Wednesday, December 2, 4:30-5:30 PM. Local Action in Conjunction with National Protest Against Troop Escalation in Afghanistan. A candlelight vigil will be held in conjunction with a national protest of the anticipated Afghan troop escalation of 30,000 soldiers. The New Haven Green, corner of Elm and Temple Streets. Contact: Henry Lowendorf at or call 203-389-9547.

New Orleans: At the Federal Building on Poydras Street, we gather with signs, postcards, drums, masks, whatever, to tell Obama 'Hell, No, they won't go!' and whatever else to try to wake up the people leaving their offices. Contact: Robert Desmarais Sullivan at or call 757-642-8607.

New York City, NY: CODEPINK NYC, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Peace Action NY and UFPJ NYC will be gathering at Times Square at 6pm the day after the announcement for a troop escalation is made. For more info email

Oklahoma City, OK: NO to ESCALATION in AFGHANISTAN protest rally, 4:30-5:30pm, December 1, NW 23rd Street & Classen Blvd. [contact: Batch,,]

Orange, Orange County, CA: Wednesday, December 2nd 2009 5:30 - 7:00 PM, Join CODEPINK ORANGE COUNTY CHAPTER AND Code Pinkers around the country for an emergency protest response the day after President Obama's announcement of a troop escalation in Afghanistan. Plaza Square, Old Towne Orange, Near the 55, 57, and 22 Freeways
Intersection of Chapman Ave. & Glassell St.
Orange, CA. Contact: Kathy at

Phoenix, AZ: Arizona CODEPINKers will oppose the troops surge in Afghanistan on 4:30 PM the day after the announcement, gathering at 24th Street and Camelback in central Phoenix, and marching to Senator Kyl’s and Senator McCain’s offices from there. Contact Liz Hourican at

Pittsburgh, PA: CODEPINKers are making plans along with Students for A Democratic Society, The anti War Committee of The Thomas Merton Center, The Women's International League of Peace and Freedom, and IVAW to hold a rally and protest the day after the surge is announced. We will rally on The University of Pittsburgh Campus. Info: email or call 412-389-3216.

Portland, ME: Emergency Escalation Announcement protests are planned at Monument Square at 5 PM on December 2. Pots and pans will be banged to wake up the sleeping American public!

Richmond, VA: No Surge! End Wars Now!
December 1, 5 to 7 PM. Meet at the Federal Courthouse at 5 PM on night Obama announces his sad plan. Federal Courthouse, 701 East Broad Street. Contact: Rain at or call 804-380-3564.

San Francisco, CA: Press conference on December 1 at 11 AM at the New Federal Building, 7th and Mission, followed by Obama speech-watching gathering at Tommy's Joynt, Van Ness and Geary, starting at 4:30 PM. On December 2, protest at the high-traffic location of Powell and Market at 5 PM on December 2. Contact Janet at

Tacoma, WA: Protest Afghanistan Policy, December 2, 4:30 PM. Protest the latest escalation into Afghanistan. Bring your own sign or borrow one of ours. Gather at the intersection next to Borders at the Tacoma Mall, S. 38th St. and S. Steele St. Contact: Ramon Nacanaynay at

Tulsa, OK: Out of Afghanistan, December 1, 4:30--5:30 PM. Tulsa Peace Fellowship sponsors this event outside channel 2 News at the corner of Peoria Ave and 37th street in the Brookside neighborhood. Contact: Jean Mcmahon at or call 918-231-2514.

Washington, DC: A coalition of antiwar activists including CODEPINK will rally in protest at the White House at 5 PM the day of, and also on the day after the announcement. Contact Medea at for info. Arlington CODEPINK will join in DC.


Janet Weil

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UFPJ, AFSC, Vets for Peace, and many local peace and justice organizations.