Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Report on Week 1, Day 1 at the Encampment to Stop the War

Some of the activist workers who helped build the encampment stand in front of the banner. -Axis of Logic Photo

Walter Williams is the man who designed and directed the setup for the Encampment. Here he is on top of the scaffold securing the banner. Roll Call - a publication that arrived on the desk of every member of congress published this photograph this morning with the following words:
"Walter Williams of New York City helps prepare scaffolding for an anti-war banner as Troops Out Now Coalition sets up a weeklong encampment by the West Front Reflecting Pool on Monday. The group is in Washington to take part in protests marking the fourth anniversery of the start of the war in Iraq."

Singer–Songwriter Anne Feeney entertained the organizers with a lively rendition of “Let Their Heads Roll” (Axis of Logic Photo)

Photos and captions courtesy of Axis of Logic

The Encampment to Stop the War was pitched yesterday on the Washington Mall directly in front of the capital in full view of the Democrat-led congress demanding that they defund the U.S. war on the people of Iraq. It kicked off yesterday morning with 4 large trucks rolling into the Washington Mall, loaded with scaffolding, staging, conference room tents, medical supplies and all the equipment we needed to set up the Encampment. People began arriving to camp against the war at about noon. Some of those I interviewed came from Wisconsin, Arizona, Michigan, Missouri, Louisiana, North Carolina, Virginia, New York, Boston, Maine and others from in and around Washington DC. They came to set up their tents and demand that the Democrats in congress defund the war. It’s truly been a great day! The positive spirit that only empowered people can know fueled us to get the work done – and there was a lot of good work! Everyone pitched in to help set up conference-room size canopy tents as meeting places, a clinic for medical emergencies and our 4 p.m. press conference. Read the full article here.


posted by Stop War @ 5:01 PM  
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