Show your Support for Lt. Watada as the United States takes him to Trial for Refusing to Obey an Illegal Order, serving in an Illegal and Immoral War!!
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As many of you know, Lt. Ehren Watada’s court martial for being the
first commissioned officer to refuse to participate in the illegal and
immoral war in Iraq starts next Monday. There are three events that
Olympia area people should know about,
1} His last local public talk
before the trial at SPSCC on Wednesday, 1/31/07
2} A Celebration of
Resistance to Illegal War in Tacoma on Sunday, 2/4/07, and perhaps most
importantly,
3} A National Day of Action on the first day of the trial on
Monday, 2/5/07 at Ft. Lewis. Details for all events and links are
below.

This one might be to late to plan for if in the area, but I just received it awhile ago myself.

1} Lt. Ehren Watada Speech
When: Wed Jan 31 2007 07:00 PM
Where: SPSCC KJM Performing Arts Center
What: BRICK presents…

Lt. Ehren Watada
A Soldier’s Duty: The Illegality of the Iraq War
Wednesday
January 31, 2007
7pm-9pm
SPSCC KJM Performing Arts Center

Ehren Watada will be speaking at South Puget Sound Community College on
Wed. January 31st from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The program will be held in
the new Minneart Center for the Arts, Building 21, in the main theater.
Ehren Watada is the first commissioned officer of the U.S. military to
refuse deployment to Iraq. He will be speaking about why the war and
occupation of Iraq is illegal and immoral, and how to build a mass
movement to bring the troops home. He will also be speaking about his
upcoming military Court Martial (Feb. 5) where is facing up to six
years imprisonment. Admission is free to the public. This event is
sponsored by the student group BRICK (Building Revolution by Increasing
Community Knowledge).

For more information on Lt. Watada’s case, see:
Thank You Lt.

2} CELEBRATE RESISTANCE to ILLEGAL WAR!
Welcome Event for Lt. Ehren Watada Supporters

SUNDAY FEB 4th
5-9pm
First Congregational Church
(Pilgram Hall-Downstairs)
209 S J St. Tacoma, WA

Supporters from across the country are mobilizing to the Ft. Lewis area
to
demonstrate support for Lt. Ehren Watada as he faces court martial on
February 5th.

Let’s come together to celebrate our resistance to illegal, immoral war
and Lt. Ehren Watada’s courageous stand on the night before his court
martial. Meet local community members and visiting supporters as they
gear
up to demonstrate outside the gates of Ft. Lewis and also fill the
courtroom with supporters! The evening’s event will include food, music,
speakers and spoken word. A great place to get more information about
the
following day’s event, meet and welcome people.

Performance by:

*Ryan Harvey
member of Riot Folk: http://www.riotfolk.org/ )
*Darrell Anderson
Iraq combat veteran and war resister shares spoken-word
*Dennis Kyne, Ethan Crowell and Michael Cuzzort
Acoustic performance by Members of Iraq Veterans Veterans Against the
War
*Steve and Kristi Nebel
*More TBA!

Speakers include:

*Army Col. Ann Wright(Ret.)
Resigned in opposition to the Iraq war in 2003
*Iraq Veterans Against the War members
*Anita Dennis, mother of Iraq war resister Darrell Anderson
*More TBA!

POTLUCK DINNER:

Members of First United Methodist Church and United for Peace of Pierce County will provide a main course
Please bring a dessert or salad and non-alcoholic drinks or something
else you would like to share if possible.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

I-5 S toward TACOMA OR
I-5 N toward TACOMA
TAKE EXIT 133, TACOMA/CITY CENTER and merge onto I-705 N toward CITY
CENTER. IN ABOUT ½ MILE, EXIT RIGHT, ONTO SCHUSTER PARKWAY.
GET INTO RIGHT LANE, AND take the STADIUM WAY exit
Turn RIGHT onto STADIUM WAY S.
Turn LEFT onto DIVISION AVE. (blue “Hospital” sign is on your right) GO
STRAIGHT THROUGH TWO LIGHTS
At the Third stoplight, turn LEFT ONTO I STREET.
THE PARKING LOT IS ON YOUR IMMEDIATE RIGHT.
ENTER CHURCH THROUGH THE ALLEY DOOR.

For more info contact: welcomefeb4@gmail.com

Sponsored by: The Micah Project of First United Methodist Church, United
for Peace of Pierce County, Friends and Family of Lt. Watada, Olympia
Movement for Justice and Peace, Courage to Resist, Youth Against War and
Racism, and Teen Peace Project.

3}National Call to Action: February 5, Lt. Watada Military Court Martial
On Monday, February 5, 2007 take action against the Iraq war and in support of Lt. Watada during his military court martial. As the first commissioned officer to refuse deployment to Iraq and for publicly speaking out against the Iraq war Lt. Watada faces 6 years in prison.
Stand up with Lt. Watada and speak out against the illegal and immoral war! Join the national movement and organize student walkouts and non-violent demonstrations. Together, let’s build a mass movement in the streets, in our schools, and in our communities to end the Iraq War. On Feb. 5, 2007 rally at the gates of Fort Lewis, Washington or in your local community.
For the full call to action, click here.
For a list of national events, click here.
To endorse the February 5, 2007 National Day of Action email action@ltwatada.org and sign up on our endorsement page

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