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OCT27



Mass Mobilization in Orlando and ten other cities in US!
www.oct 27.org/Orlando


CodePINK Florida MEDIA ALERT CONTACTS:
Sheri or Deidra ~ codepinkorlando@gmail.com

*** CORPORATE MEDIA REPORTS:

Oct 27, 2007, Channel 2Anti-War Rally Takes Over Lake Eola Saturday http://www.wesh.com/politics/14438472/detail.htmlhttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21501841/ or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOlFQdki2MU

Oct 27, 2007, Channel 9Thousands Protest War Across U.S.'Day Of Action' Held In Cities Throughout Nation
http://www.wftv.com/news/14439779/detail.html

Oct 27, 2007, Channel 13Thousands Take Anti-War Protest To The Streets Sunday
http://www.cfnews13.com/News/Local/2007/10/27/antiwar_protest.html

*** NEWSPAPERS:
Oct 28, 2007, Orlando SentinelRaging against war by Susan Jacobson

http://orlandosentinel/. com/community/ news/deland/ orl-warprotest28 07oct28,0, 1998620.story
Photos: http://www.orlandosentinel.com/orl-warmarch-pg,0,246775.photogallery

Oct 28, 2007, Sarasota's Herald Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20071028/NEWS/710280631

Oct 17, 2007, Orlando Sentinel Bloghttp://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/news_military/2007/10/orlando-anti-wa.html

Oct 26, 2007, Orlando Sentinel
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/orange/orl-march2607oct26,0,1049877.story

Oct 25, 2007, Orlando WeeklyThe Cost of War: Goverment spending is all about priorities
http://www.orlandoweekly.com/features/story.asp?id=11914

PRIVATE VIDEOS:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s6kp5Y1rq00
Orlando Peace march.

Senator Mike Gravel's radio interview during Peace Rally
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7702017515037979417&q=orlando+iraq&total=39&start=0&num=10&so=1&type=search&plindex=1
PHOTOS:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bulius/sets/72157602747301746/

RADIO INTERVIEWS:
WMNF Tampa Begins with "Juvenile Justice Hearing.."
The interview about Oct 27th is about 3/4's of the way into the show. Hear it at: http://www.wmnf.org/news_stories/show/4855
Thank you Lauren, of Code Pink Sarasota & Jesse Kearns, of Veterans for Peace for representing all of the Peace groups involved!


Senator Mike Gravel & George Crossley on People Power Hour
Airing every Saturday from 2 to 3pm in Orlando, AM 1190.

Nearly 3,000 People From Key West to Georgia
Marched Against the War in Orlando

Thousands gathered Saturday for the largest peace rally in Florida ’s history at Lake Eola in Orlando, outnumbering even the Florida Democratic convention being held simultaneously at Disney World. Senator Mike Gravel, a strong anti-war candidate for President kicked things off and declared that “our leadership has lost its moorings, we lack moral fiber, we lack moral judgment”. In regards to the rally, "This is America at its finest," one protester said. "We're going to march against the Iraq war, because it's an unjust war… and it's totally wrong," another protester said.

As Channel 13’s Jackie Shutack reported on CodePINK, “These ladies in pink, paired their voices with eye catching colors to spread a simple message”, “Time to end this war”. Protesters traveled to the Orlando Anti-war rally from all over state of Florida, and from all over the country, for that matter” said Jackie. Thousands of protesters participated, “Young and old, and they all spoke the same message” which was loud and clear— End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq & take war with Iran off the table!

Speakers included life long activists like Peg McIntyre, a 97 year old Floridian who is possibly the oldest living peace activist in the country. There were also religious leaders, students, community organizers, families of military and veterans from all three wars offering their unique takes on why the US must leave Iraq immediately.

“We've seen it all bef or e throughout hist or y, the countless times we've murdered each other by the thousands and the millions over nothing..... All of these things resulted from the same pointless and idiotic logic, the same greed for wealth and power and the same disregard for the sanctity and value for human life.” said Clifton Hicks, an Iraq veteran.

A handful of counter-protesters stood on the sidewalk in the pouring rain chanting “ USA ” and “God Bless America ”. The thousands of Anti-war protesters marching by chanted, “God Bless our troops, bring them home!” drowning out the small group. Orlando police said the rally was peaceful and no arrests were made. There were over ½ million participants in the eleven cities holding marches and rallies simultaneously on October 27, including Boston, Chicago, Jonesborough, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Francisco and Seattle.
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Orlando Hosts Southeast Regional March to End the War in Iraq

Who: Thousands from all over the Southeast
What: Regional rally and march to end the War in Iraq that is part of national mobilization across the country.
When: Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Rally at Lake Eola (NE corner). 3 mile march from Robinson to Paramore to Church St to Orange Ave to Central and returning to Eola Drive & Robinson. Orlando hosts a regional march to End the War in Iraq tomorrow. The event in Orlando is part of a national mobilization to end the war that is taking place in 11 cities across the country. Spearheaded by United for Peace and Justice it is expected to be the largest peace rally ever held in Florida . Americans in Orlando and across the country will take to the streets to reiterate their message, loud and clear— End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq & take war with Iran off the table! Speakers will include life long activists, religious leaders, students, community organizers and veterans, all offering their unique takes on why we must leave Iraq immediately. Presidential candidate Mike Gravel is one of the speakers scheduled. “What’s so important about October 27 in Orlando is that it is a coming together of our regional movement,” said att De Vlieger, one of the local Orlando organizers. “As groups and individuals, we’ve held signs on street corners, spoke up in our classrooms, demanded answers at public forums, attended conferences and educated our neighbors across Florida about the U.S. led tragedy of Iraq for five years. We decided that the time has come for us to step it up and truly band together at home, as a statewide movement, to stop this war.”
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A Dedicated and Dynamic Group of Activists Plan to Host Regional Oct27 March to End the War in Iraq

Who: Enthusiastic college students, seasoned activists and concerned newcomers

What: Plan and organize a regional March to End the War in Iraq

When: Ongoing throughout the week culminating in the Oct27 March and Rally at 12:30pm

Where: Begins in NE (northeast) corner of Lake Eola Park at Robinson & Eola.

Planning is heating up as a group of Orlando activists prepare to host a regional march to end the War in Iraq. Orlando is one of 11 cities planning an event on October 27. The march is part of a National Mobilization to End the War in Iraq. Thousands from throughout the Southeast are expected to attend the Orlando March. This will make it the largest peace event ever held in Florida.

The host committee represents a coming together of a variety of activists from a number of different causes. Activists from organizations including: CodePINK Orlando, Project: Darfur, ACLU, Orlando Progressive, Veteran’s for Peace and the Farmworkers Association are all taking the lead in creating an event where people can make their statement, that they want the War in Iraq to End.

“What’s so important about October 27 in Orlando is that it is a coming together of our regional movement,” said maTT De Vlieger, one of the local Orlando organizers. “As groups and individuals, we’ve held signs on street corners, spoken up in our classrooms, demanded answers at public forums, attended conferences and educated our neighbors across Florida about the U.S. led tragedy of Iraq for five years. We decided that the time has come for us to step it up and truly band together at home, as a statewide movement, to stop this war.”

October 27 has been an incredible opportunity for young college students to channel their ideals and passion for ending the war and for more experienced activists to mentor a new generation in some of the tactics of making social change.

Presidential candidate Mike Gravel is one of the speakers scheduled. As a US Senator he led a one man filibuster to help end the Vietnam War. He has proven to be an unequivocal opponent of the war on Iraq. Other speakers will include life long activists, religious leaders, students, community organizers and veterans, to offer their unique takes on why we much leave Iraq immediately

Anti-war sentiment has grown significantly, especially since the 2006 elections, as Congress fails to take any decisive measures against the US Occupation of Iraq.
Today, approximately 70% of Americans agree that we should bring our troops home. With each passing month, the Iraq disaster claims the lives of nearly 100 soldiers and countless Iraqis as it drains another 12 billion dollars from our budget.

The national action called for by United for Peace and Justice reflects the increasing lack of faith Americans have in the current political leadership to fulfill their pledges and to explore every option in ending the American quagmire in Iraq, such as cutting the war funding.
[This press release was emailed to media on Monday 10/22/07 at 4:00am.

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Thousands of People Expected When Orlando Joins 10 Cities Across the Country
Mobilizing to End the War in Iraq

Who: Thousands of people from across the southeast will converge in Orlando simultaneously with thousands more in 10 cities across the US

What:
Massive Mobilization of faith-based, student, peace and political organizations joining together in Regional marches to STOP the War Now being spearheaded by United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ)

When:
Saturday, October 27, 2007 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Where:
Lake Eola NE corner of Robinson and Eola. Three mile march from Robinson to Paramore to Church St to Orange Ave to Central and returning to Eola Drive & Robinson.

Thousands of people, from all walks of life, will take to the streets on October 27 as Orlando and 10 other cities host regional marches and rallies to end the War in Iraq and prevent new wars. The event in Orlando is expected to be the largest peace event ever held in Florida. Local organizers from a variety of groups are working together to host the October 27 march which is welcoming participants from throughout Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas.

Americans in Orlando and across the country will take to the streets to reiterate their message, loud and clear—End the U.S. Occupation of Iraq and take war with Iran off the table! The Orlando Host Committee has forged alliances with scores of diverse groups and organizations to promote the October 27 March. Speakers will include life long activists, religious leaders, students, community organizers and veterans, to offer their unique takes on why we much leave Iraq immediately

Presidential candidate Mike Gravel is one of the speakers scheduled. As a US Senator he lead a one man filibuster to help end the Vietnam War. He has proven to be an unequivocal opponent of the war on Iraq.

Anti-war sentiment has grown significantly, especially since the 2006 elections, as Congress fails to take any decisive measures against the US Occupation of Iraq.
Today, approximately 70% of Americans agree that we should bring our troops home. With each passing month, the Iraq disaster claims the lives of nearly 100 soldiers and countless Iraqis as it drains another 12 billion dollars from our budget.
The action called for by United for Peace and Justice reflects the increasing lack of faith Americans have in the current political leadership to fulfill their pledges and to explore every option in ending the American quagmire in Iraq, such as cutting the war funding.

These organizations endorsed Oct27 in Orlando.
Alachua County Green Party
Amnesty International @ VCC East
Arlington South of Naples Florida
AWAKENING/Art & Culture
Brevard NOW
Brevard Patriots For Peace
Campus Peace Action
Central Florida AFL-CIO
Central Florida Jobs Committee
Central Florida Jobs With Justice
Central Florida Movement for a Democratic Society
Central Florida Vets for Peace
Chant4Change
CodePINK Florida
CodePINK Orlando
CodePINK Sarasota
CodePINK South Florida
CodePINK SW Florida Ft Myers
CodePINK Tallahassee
CodePINK Tampa Bay
CodePINK UCF ~ University of Central Florida
CodePINK Volusia/Flagler
Democracy 4 The Palm Beaches (DFA)
Eco-Action
Environmental and Peace Education Center (EPEC)
Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice
Florida For Peace/Focus on Nelson
Florida Immigrant Coalition
Florida Peace Action Network
Florida Progressive Democrats Of America
Gainesville Area SDS
Grandparents for Peace ~ St. Augustine, FL
Green Party of Florida
Green Party of the U.S.
Green Party Peace Network
Grow Hair For Peace
Iraq Veterans Against the War (Gainesville & Orlando)
Marions for Peace, Ocala, Florida (Marion County)
Maya Books (Sanford, FL)
Miami for Peace
Military Familes Speak Out Florida (MFSO)
Movement for a Democratic Society
Nature Coast Coaliton for Peace and Justice
Operation Music
Orlando - Iraq War Moratorium
Orlando Food Not Bombs
Orlando Progressive Alliance
Orlando4Obama
Pax Christi Florida
Pax Christi Northeast Florida
PEACE NOW CITRUS COUNTY
People for Peace & Justice/St. Augustine
Polk County Citizens for Peace & Justice
Project Dafur
Redemption Song
Samm Simpson for Congress
SDS Miami/FIU
Solidarity and Peace.org
St. Augustine Catholic Worker Ministries
Students Against War
Students for a Democratic Society at the University of Central Florida
Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace
Troops Home Now Coalition
U.S. Labor Against the War
Veterans for Peace Chapter 15, Tallahassee
Veterans for Peace Chapter 119, Tampa Bay
Veterans For Peace Chapter 032, South Florida
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Tallahassee

* UPDATED Tuesday, 10/23/07 ~ This list is more than likely NOT up to date as more organizations are joining us daily! TO HELP: Email codepinkorlando@gmail.com

CH2 WESH News report


Florida Groups Push For End To War
POSTED: 3:03 pm EDT August 7, 2007
UPDATED: 3:51 pm EDT August 7, 2007

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Florida For Peace pushed for a meeting with Sen. Bill Nelson at the Kissimmee library on Tuesday. Members said they want Nelson to stand against President George W. Bush and end the war in Iraq. Many groups congregated at the library to meet with Nelson, including Code Pink: Women For Peace.

Members said they feel Nelson has been supporting the war and want him to be one of 67 senators to override a presidential veto and bring troops home.

"I think he needs to realize he's hurting these troops more by not saying, 'Enough is enough' it's time to come home, and let's come up with a plan,' so the only way that's going to happen is to stop funding," Deidra Lynch of Florida For Peace said.

"We need to start phasing down, but keeping troops there to train the Iraqi army, to go after al Qaida and to provide protection for our troops there, but start removing our troops," Nelson said.

Nelson will meet with Osceola County leaders next, one of more than a dozen town hall meetings being held in Central Florida in the coming days.

Video: Code Pink War Protest

To comment on this story, send an e-mail to Kendra Oestreich.

Nelson Meeting in Kissimmee




Kissimmee, Florida -- Tuesday, August 7th, 2007 -- 11 members of Florida for Peace met with Senator Bill Nelson to discuss why we need to stop the war in Iraq, stop funding torture and restore our Constitutional rights taken away by President George W. Bush.