Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Shoes For Bush: This Wednesday, 11 A.M., At White House…Shower Him With Shoes And Give Him The Boot.

Shoes For Bush: This Wednesday, 11 A.M., At White House…

Shower Him With Shoes And Give Him The Boot. 



Please join CODE PINK: Women for Peace, AfterDowningStreet, and Democrats.com this Wednesday, December 17, 2008, in Washington, D.C., at Lafayette Square Park in front of the White House.  We will have with us a large supply of shoes labeled with the names of Iraqis who have died in Bush's war.  We encourage you to bring your old shoes as well.  Come rally with us in solidarity with the Iraqi people to demand an immediate and complete end to the occupation of Iraq.

Read press advisory from CODE PINK:

Watch and discuss video of Iraqi journalist Montadhar Al-Zaydi throwing shoes at Bush:

Watch video of Bush saying that throwing shoes is a sign of a free society:

Read about Iraqi rally for Al-Zaydi:

Watch video of Bush lying about Al Qaeda in Iraq, getting called on it, and saying "so what?"

Read how the Bush gang is already refusing to comply with the withdrawal agreement:

Bush Comparison Seen As Unfair to Dogs, By David Swanson:

Muntadar al-Zaidi Did What We Journalists Should Have Done Long Ago, By Dave Lindorff:

Secret Service Issues New Policy: Bloggers To Go Shoeless
The Secret Service has ruled that bloggers must go shoeless when attending political events. After the flack raised by Secret Service critics who questioned why President Bush found himself at the mercy of an Iraqi journalist's size tens, the security org took a preemptive position, requiring that all bloggers, journalists and hosts from Air America, PBS, NPR and MSNBC would be required to remove their shoes before...


December 15, 2008 

Contact: Jamilla El-Shafei , cell: 603.969.8426 email: jamillaelshafei@gmail.com 

The Kennebunks Peace Department 

EVENT: "Shoes for President Bush."

Jamilla El-Shafei, organizer for The Kennebunks Peace Department is organizing "Shoes for President Bush," in Washington DC on Monday, January 19th, which is President Bush's last day in office. Activists from across the country will be coming to DC for the inaugural and on the day before the event they will bring shoes to throw at the gates of the White House as a symbolic gesture of solidarity with the innocent Iraqi people whose lives have been torn apart from the war. 

" In the Middle East throwing a shoe is a big insult, and we stand in solidarity with the journalist in Baghdad who was speaking for the people of Iraq, who are deeply insulted that President Bush would visit their war torn country and pretend that life is now better for the Iraqi people. If you could speak to one of the unembedded journalists, you would realize that innocent people are killed every day, people are not free of fear when they go outside of their houses, many of which are still in ruins, the country's economy is in shambles and there is still not reliable electricity or water, is this what victory looks like?  

President Bush seemed clueless when he told a reporter that he did not know what the journalist's beef was. Fortunately this presidency is coming to an end soon,"says Jamilla El-Shafei.

Jamilla is asking people to collect old shoes and she and other activists will deliver them to the White House.She is also organizing a car caravan to Washington Dc, leaving on January 17th. To contact Jamilla email her at: jamillaelshafei@gmail.com 

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