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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Iraq Occupation Forces mobilizing through the Port of Aberdeen - show them you oppose this war!


[Image lifted courtesy of The Daily World, Aberdeen, WA]

[Editor's note: please send all your reports to us here. Also, check our Urgent Updates page for all the news about the protests.]

Heads up from the Olympia Port Mobilization Resistance (PMR), courtesy of Olyblog. Thanks, Rick!

"Start: May 5 2007 - 2:00pm

[Via OMJP (maslauskas@riseup.net)]

Hey folks,

Two months after the military came through the port of Tacoma, the military is at it again, this time using the small port of Aberdeen, Washington. We've pushed them away from Olympia and Tacoma and if we get it together we can make them never want to use the port of Aberdeen again. In every town the military has entered, hundreds of people have been radicalized after seeing the response of the police. This is an extremely valuable opportunity to spread our ideas, our energy and our dreams to a small, economically depressed lumber town.

Today, Strykers were seen entering the port. As of now there are two rows of six vehicles. Apache helicopters also landed in the port to be shipped out. We have no word as to when the boat will be in, but using the Port of Tacoma shipment as a reference, they will most likely be arriving during the next few days, waiting there and then being loaded onto the boat. So we basically have a week, perhaps a week and a half.

So far, the plan is this:

Meet at the corner of 28th and John Stevens Way (directions below) this Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm (until whenever). From there we can figure out what to do and those with plans can relate them to others. The cops have nicely set up a free speech zone for us which we should all kindly ignore. We are in a much better location than in Tacoma. The port is pressed up against neighborhoods (exactly on block away) and we are not trapped in a wire cage, giving us a lot more to work with.

Please bring every one you know. If you HAVE to pick one of the days to come, then come on SUNDAY! Things will be continuing after Sunday, but this will be our first burst of energy. More details will be sent out when they arrive. Hope you all can come down.

Directions:

>From I-5 take exit 104 into Highway 101.

Follow 101 until it merges with Highway 8 (there should be signs for Aberdeen
near the split)

Follow until you reach Aberdeen.

After you enter the city, continue down main road through downtown. 101 suddenly
appears downtown in the form of the main road (just look for 101 signs). Follow
it until you reach 28th.

Take left on 28th and follow until you hit the water.

We will be meeting at the end of 28th. There is an observation tower there and a
public boat launch. We will gather there and decide what to do.

Drive carefully."


Get your butts down there and support this movement for peace! And all those who do, send your reports to me so I can publicize your actions!

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