It’s Right to Resist


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After four years of slaughter, the time has come to take matters into our own hands. The U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq is wrong. If our leaders won’t stop it, then it is up to us to do so.

Last week peace activists across the country occupied congressional offices, pushing for commitments to vote against President Bush’s request for an additional $93 billion to fund the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Arrests occurred in Fairbanks, Alaska; Chicago, Illinois; Toledo, Ohio; Portland, Oregon; and St. Louis, Missouri.

The actions were part of the Occupation Project, a campaign of nonviolent civil disobedience to end Iraq war funding. A lead group in the effort is Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

Next week five peace supporters, including myself, go on trial for refusing to leave Congressman Steve Chabot’s office. We hope to convince the jury to send a message to Chabot and Bush: Stop the killing!

— Gregory Flannery

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6 Comments on “It’s Right to Resist”

  1. Bobby Says:

    Wow! 5 whole cities !! Man, thats some movement you have going.

  2. Kenny Says:

    Bobby — assuming you are a right-wing nutjob, you are the minority now. How does it feel?

    Weren’t we given the right to bear arms in the Consitution at least partially for the purpose of curbing out of control administrations who are NOT acting in the country’s best interests? It’s (well past) time for an uprising. Keep sleeping, Bob.

  3. Bobby Says:

    Kenny, you’re suggesting a armed uprising and you’re calling me a “nutjob”. That’s classic,. Whats next? You want to go blow up a federal building in Oklahoma City?

  4. WestEnder Says:

    If I understand the case, the charge is trespassing (correct me if I’m wrong). I don’t see how you can win the case if you were in fact trespassing according to the legal definition.

    I’m not a lawyer but it seems to me that the question of why you were trespassing will not be considered relevant. If you needed to trespass because your life or health were in danger then it might be relevant (if you had to cross the Lindner estate to run away from a rabid dog, for example).

    And Bobby (commenter above)– Kenny didn’t call you a nutjob; he assumed that you might be one and you seemed to have accommodated his assumption. And it was right-wing nutjobs who blew up the federal building, not other Kennys.

  5. Bobby Says:

    Westender, that was my point. He somehow assumes I’m a “Right Wing Nut Job” while he’s the one suggesting taking up arms to force the goverment to end the war. Encouraging violence to stop the war & all it’s killing. It’s all a bit silly if you ask me.
    Hey I want the troops home as soon as possible but taking up arms or wasting time sitting in a Congressman’s offices isn’t going to speed that up. If we learned anything over the last 6 years about Bush it’s that he doesn’t really care about public opinion.

  6. Iron Mike Says:

    Think of it this way, you maggot-infested hippies will get three hots and a cot and perhaps most importantly, a nice hot shower. While in jail you’ll get to meet all the down-trodden people your social programs (and billions of dollars) have failed to help over the past 40 years.


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