Thursday, January 08, 2009

Americans boot President Bush out of the White House

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WHEN: Monday, January 19th at 11:00 a.m. ET
WHERE: Rally begins at DuPont Circle, followed by a march to the White House with shoes and combat boots

On President Bush's last day in office, people will gather at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., for an event entitled "Shoes for Bush." The rally will feature David Swanson, the author of the forthcoming book "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He is also the creator of the progressive blog After Downing Street Other speakers include Iraq veteran Adam Kokesh, who is a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Debra Sweet, anti-war leader and director of the organization World Can't Wait

After the rally participants will march to the White House with footwear to hurl. This action will be in the spirit of Iraqi Journalist Mutadhar Al-Zaidi who threw his shoes at President Bush during a press conference, and in solidarity with the people in Iraq and Afghanistan.

To show someone the sole of your shoe is considered an extreme sign of disrespect and many people feel this is an appropriate parting gesture, as President Bush leaves the White House and has not been held accountable for his impeachable offenses and war crimes.

Many veterans will be coming to Washington with their combat boots to hurl, such as Ward Reilly, a Veteran from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who is on the advisory board of Iraq Veterans Against the War. The photo of his infantry boots with the names of Bush and Cheney, is featured on the web site for the event

Source: Maryannaville

PS You can also email photos of shoes to the White House, and spread this action idea to your friends and email lists.

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