Shoe Hurling Action Planned

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Americans to Boot President Bush Out of the White House

shoebushWHEN: 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, Debra Sweet, anti-war leader and director of the organization World Can’t Wait, Tim Carpenter, President of Progressive Democrats for America; Poet /Activist Lori Perdue from Indianapolis, Indiana; Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army Colonel; Gael Murphy, co-founder of Code Pink; and the “Yes We Can Can” dancers. EMCEE- Jamilla El-Shafei, organizer from Kennebunk, Maine.

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.

thanks Deb