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CONTACT: Veterans for Peace
Mike Ferner, 419-360-3621; Elaine Brower, 917-520-0767; Leah Bolger, 541-207-7761
US Military Veterans to Lead Civil Resistance at White House
WASHINGTON - December 13 - PRESS CONFERENCE ON DECEMBER 15
WHEN: 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 15, 2010
WHERE: Institute for Policy Studies , 1112 16th NW #600
CIVIL RESISTANCE ON DECEMBER 16
WHEN: 10 a.m. Thursday, December 16, 2010
WHERE: Lafayette Square Park side of the White House
WHO: Daniel Ellsberg, Pentagon Papers; Mike Ferner, Veterans For Peace National President; Leah Bolger, Veterans For Peace Vice-President and retired Navy Commander; Mike Prysner, Iraq vet and co-founder of March Forward!; Ray McGovern, retired CIA official; and many more.
WHAT: A brief rally will be followed by a nonviolent act of civil resistance at the White House. Veterans For Peace (VFP) organizers expect this to be the largest veteran-led resistance since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.
WHY: VFP is demanding an end to the U.S. wars and occupations in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, and Yemen.
AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS: To schedule interviews with leaders of this protest, use the contact information above.