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For Immediate Release

Cindy Sheehan (National Executive Director) 707-301-6177
Joshua Smith (National Operations Director) 214-566-2137
Robby Diesu (DC Coordinator) 631-241-6966

Peace of the Action's 'Camp OUT NOW' Comes to Washington, DC

Civil Resistance to War and Empire Planned in Nation's Capitol


Enough is enough! It's time we up the ante and demand that our
voices be heard and heeded. It's time that the logical and rational
voices of reason get a Peace of the Action.

While the wars in Central Asia and the Middle East rage hotter and
hotter, and while the suppression of our civil liberties here in the
U.S. continue, Peace of the Action is demanding an immediate cessation
to U.S. hostilities.

Peace of the Action will be establishing Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of
the Washington Monument (with or without governmental permission) on
Saturday, March 13th, (exactly 23 days from today), to be a base of
operations from which we will organize and direct daily acts of Civil
Resistance throughout the DC area and until our demands are officially

The first week of Camp OUT NOW, we will be holding non-violent Civil
Resistance training, hosting Peace notables and being invigorated by
musicians as we start building the community that we are going to need
in order to help each other through the planned sustained actions.

All persons, who have had enough of "business as usual" in DC and
are willing to put our anti-war, pro humanity principles into practice,
are invited to come out to Camp OUT NOW and stay with us for as little
or as long as you have available.

Direct acts of non-violent Civil Resistance will begin Monday, March
22nd after we have joined ANSWER Coalition in its "March on Washington"
on Saturday, March 20th.

For more information please visit, call or e-mail us.

Peace Action is the United States' largest peace and disarmament organization with over 100,000 members and nearly 100 chapters in 34 states, works to achieve the abolition of nuclear weapons, promote government spending priorities that support human needs and encourage real security through international cooperation and human rights.