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“Camp Democracy” Pleads For Rent-A-Mob

As usual, the only way the lunatic left can get any kind of turnout for their hate America rallies is to pay the participants.

This is just the latest example from Democrat Underground:

Our media does its part by cropping their news photos to hide the fact that no one has shown up. AFP caption: People [Geoffrey Millard] begin setting up "Camp Democracy," a protest by US veterans organizations and military families on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Organisers describe the 15-day event as a "non-partisan camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law.


Any group or groups that want to send a bus, large or small, full of people to Camp Democracy – such as for the weekend of the 16th and 17th – Camp Democracy will pay for your bus.

Please help us by reaching out to groups who can organize buses. Do you know any good activists locally in peace or justice groups? Do you know any college students who would like a free weekend in DC? Please get them in touch with us.

Please spread the word.

David Swanson

Of course so far Camp Democracy has been a stunning flop. Even the professional media whorebereaved hero mother Cindy Sheehan took a pass and the International Socialists pulled their sponsorship of the event.

But still it limps on. And there seem to be plenty of hardcore America-haters to take up the slack of sponsorship, including NOW.

From Camp Democracy:

And again our media hide the low turn out by creative framing. AFP caption: People begin setting up "Camp Democracy," a protest by US veterans organizations and military families on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Organisers describe the 15-day event as a "non-partisan camp for peace, democracy, and the restoration of the rule of law." Washington kicked off the start of its election campaign season, ahead of November elections seen likely to tip the political scales in favor of opposition Democrats

Where Were You When They Took Your Rights Away?

Sat, 2006-08-12

By David Swanson

Can you name the one country on earth where the government can steal elections, strip away basic rights, spy on citizens, and launch wars based on lies, but where the people do not take over the nation’s capital in protest?

If you said the United States, you’ll be wrong on September fifth when Camp Democracy begins on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

At long last, Americans are preparing to say "Enough is enough," and to do what Ukrainians, Mexicans, or any other people not drugged into acquiescence would do when things got this bad: occupy the capital city to demand peace, justice, and accountability.

The goal of the many organizations and individuals working to prepare for Camp Democracy is to provide a space for everyone who is fed up with lies and criminality to come and demand change. In fact, at the suggestion of Cindy Sheehan who will come to Camp Democracy following Camp Casey (Aug. 16 – Sept. 2 in Crawford, Texas), we’re calling it Camp Democracy at Fort Fed Up. Our demands will not be for anarchy or disorder, but for a restoration of the rule of law. This is a tough-on-crime movement. We just have a different notion of who the criminals are. And when we get tough, we use nonviolence.

Camp Democracy will offer training in nonviolent protest, as well as in media production, activism, and PR. There will be workshops provided by top scholars and activists on a variety of issues – all of them connected by the democracy deficit, the shifting of resources against our will to war and away from useful endeavors. A schedule of events is posted on the right side of the website http://www.campdemocracy.org and we’ll be building toward the International Day of Peace on September 21, when the Declaration of Peace has pledged to begin civil disobedience. http://www.declarationofpeace.org

While we are working hard to provide tents, bathrooms, stages, and necessary equipment, to arrange for places to stay and food to eat, and to schedule a rich array of educational and inspirational activities, Camp Democracy will become whatever the people who take part choose to make it. The effort is nonpartisan and will seek to hold Congress Members accountable as well as Bush, Cheney, and gang. But one focus of the camp will be impeachment. Speakers leading workshops on the subject will include Howard Zinn, Marcus Raskin, John Nichols, Dave Lindorff, Barbara Olshansky, and many more.

This morning I was a guest lecturer at a college course on modern history. We spent two hours discussing impeachment, impeachable offenses, and where the Bush Administration’s actions fit in history. This is where I think they fit: as a significant threat to end the oldest democracy on the planet. Never before has an American president offered anything close to this wide-ranging assault on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the powers of the legislative and judicial branches of government.

Here’s a sampling:

*Illegal spying in violation of FISA and the Fourth Amendment, openly confessed to, openly promoted in signing statements, known to involve phone calls, phone records, internet use, bank records, and observation of legal nonviolent activities.
*Illegal detentions in violation of the Fourth Amendment, International law, U.S. Law, and a recent Supreme Court ruling.
*Rounding up of thousands of citizens and legal residents for detention or deportation.
* Torture, maintenance of secret camps, and extraordinary rendition, in violation of the Fourth Amendment, International Law, US Law, and openly promoted in signing statement and administration policy papers.
*Illegal war – launched illegally under international law, launched in violation of the U.S. Constitution which requires that the Congress declare war, and launched on the basis of feloniously misleading Congress and the American public.
* Use of a variety of illegal weapons.
* Illegal targeting of civilians, journalists, and hospitals.
* Illegal seizure of another nation’s resources.
*Illegal use of funds in Iraq that had been appropriated for Afghanistan.
* Leaking of classified information in order to mislead the Congress and the public, and in order to punish truth tellers.
* Leaking of identity of an undercover agent.
*Retribution against whistleblowers.
* Use of signing statements to reverse 750 laws passed by Congress.
*Production of phony news reports at home and abroad.
* Dereliction of duty in neglecting global warming, hurricanes, hunger, AIDS, and warnings of 9-11 attacks.
* Facilitating Israel’s attacks on Lebanon.
* Obstruction of investigations by Congress, the 9-11 Commission, and Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald.
*Stealing elections.

When is it enough? When does it become clear that history will view us as those who let it all go to waste, as those who sat by as they came for the Muslims and then they came for the immigrants and then they came for the next group on the list, as those who saw the nation sliding into fascism and let it slide… or as those who rose up and resisted and restored what was most worth saving in a system of government based on the rule of law?

The time is now. On the Camp Democracy website you can arrange to share cars, vans, busses, trains, or planes, as well as tents or rooms. Please plan to join us, and please contribute what you can to help cover expenses. Together we can turn everything around. Other people in other nations have done so. It’s much easier than you think.

New forum topics

* I wish for a faster contact link 4 us all {chat}
* Grassroots Rising (Question for Ray McGovern )
* stop and think
* Are there any real peace officers in America?
* 911 freedom March Aka 911 was an inside job march

Lead Sponsors:

Consumers for Peace



National Immigrant Solidarity Network

National Organization for Women

Focus on Democracy

Bush Crimes Commission

Progressive Democrats of America

The World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime

Rainforest Action Network

Election Defense Alliance

They list more sponsors here.

And lest we forget, Swanson is a full time professional (and professionally paid) agitator, working 24/7 against this country. He is paid by taxpayer supported groups, like Code Pink.

And just look at our hero David Swanson's curriculum vitae:

David Swanson is the Washington Director of Democrats.com and of ImpeachPAC.org. He is co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org / CensureBush.org coalition, creator of MeetWithCindy.org and KatrinaMarch.org, and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America.

He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, Media Coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as Communications Coordinator for ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now. Swanson serves on the Executive Council of the Washington Baltimore Newspaper Guild. He obtained a Master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997.

Please keep Mr. Swanson, Medea Benjamin and the rest of these worthies in mind in November. They want to rule our country.

If the Democrats win, they will.

(Thanks to JohnX for the heads up.)

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, September 14th, 2006. Comments are currently closed.

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