NEW YORK - September 2- Women peace activists and our friends will count the number of times Bush mentions Osama Bin Laden and the missing WMDs, and discuss how on earth the Republicans can secure our country if they cant even secure their own convention.
WHEN: Thursday, September 2, 10 PM
WHERE: Nightingale Bar, 213 2nd Avenue (at 13th Street), NYC
WHAT: Women peace activists from the group CODEPINK will gather at the Nightingale Bar on Thursday night at 10 PM to watch and comment on George W. Bushs acceptance speech. We invite other peace and justice activists and the media to join us.
CODEPINK is a womens peace group with some 90 chapters throughout the United States and around the world. During the RNC, CODEPINK showed that its reputation for bold and creative actions is well deserved. Inside the RNC, CODEPINK activists interrupted prime-time speeches two nights in a row, unfurling banners on Tuesday night during Laura Bushs speech and Wednesday night during Dick Cheneys speech. Mondays banner read, Be Pro-Life: Stop the Killing in Iraq. Tuesdays read, Cheney and Halliburton, Making a Killing in Iraq.
Out on the streets, CODEPINK seemed to be everywhere in front of the Texas delegates hotel wearing pig snouts and rolling around in money to protest a Halliburton-sponsored breakfast; in Central Park creating an aerial image of a pink statue of liberty with a tear in her eye; outside Fox News giving Bill OReilly a taste of his own medicine by yelling Shut Up; at the George Bush appearance in Queens last night wearing pink slips with the message Bush Lied, Fire Him; handing Welcome peaceful New York police buttons to police officers; and in the Sunday United for Peace and Justice march dressed as pink statues of liberty.
Before the gathering at the Nightingale Bar, CODEPINK will be at the United for Peace and Justice candlelight vigil at Union Square.