[mgj-discuss] Fwd: [ufp_com] practical info for Feb. 15
markgjcimino at yahoo.com
Fri Feb 14 06:42:05 EST 2003
"L.A. Kauffman" <laklak at erols.com> wrote:To: ,
From: "L.A. Kauffman"
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2003 08:31:32 -0500
Subject: [ufp_com] practical info for Feb. 15
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The World Says No to War - February 15 NYC
United for Peace and Justice
In this update:
1) Rally location
2) What to wear & bring
3) Two key phone numbers
4) Know your rights
5) Guide to public bathrooms
6) Anti-war benefit party Saturday night
7) Student anti-war rally Saturday night
At least 603 cities around the world are holding anti-war protests this
"Up to 10 million people on five continents are expected to demonstrate
against the probable war in Iraq on Saturday, in some of the largest peace
marches ever known." - The Guardian/UK (February 13, 2003)
1) RALLY LOCATION
We have a legal permit for a rally stretching up First Avenue north of 51st
Street. The stage was moved to 51st Street at our request in order to
improve viewing for the massive crowd that we expect. We will have sound
towers all the way to 68th Street and two Jumbotron screens.
2) WHAT TO WEAR & BRING
Assume that the day will be cold, and possibly snowy. Dress appropriately,
layers, with special attention to your head (a HAT!), hands (thick GLOVES or
mittens), and feet (comfortable BOOTS and SOCKS to keep your feet warm and
dry). Avoid wearing cotton -- it draws heat away from your body when it gets
wet. Wear WOOL or synthetic fibers like FLEECE instead.
**Be sure to read our guide to preventing hypothermia**
Bring a RADIO or boombox and tune into WBAI (99.5) which will broadcast the
whole program, and extend the sound system to accomodate the huge crowd we
expect. WBAI will also broadcast important news and updates throughout the
Bring FOOD and WATER -- although there are innumerable restaurants in
midtown Manhattan, it may not be convenient to leave and return from the
rally site. Bring water and energizing snacks with you.
And carry a BACKPACK or totebag to put this all in as you walk to and from
the rally. We've been told that the NYPD may ask to search bags people are
bringing to the rally. You are not legally required to open your bag for a
search, but you may want to keep this possibility in mind as you pack.
3) TWO IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
Bring a cellphone if you have one, make sure you have the phone numbers of
others in your group with you, and program these two important numbers into
United for Peace & Justice office: (646) 473-8935
Our office phones will be staffed all day. Our volunteers will try to answer
any questions that arise on Saturday and will relay information both to the
stage and to WBAI. Feeder marches are especially encouraged to check in at
least once -- we want to know how big your march is.
National Lawyers Guild: (212) 679-6018
This is the number to call if you need legal assistance or witness any
4) KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Check out the New York Civil Liberties Union's pamphlet, "Know Your Rights:
Demonstrating in New York City":
5) PORTA-POTTIES ARE A "SECURITY THREAT"
That's right -- the NYPD, reaching new levels of absurdity and
obstructionism, will not let us provide you with Porta-Potties, because they
are a "security threat."
We've got a long list of public bathrooms in Midtown Manhattan on our
website -- print it out and bring it with you on Saturday:
You can always call the numbers for the mayor and NYPD listed on our "defend
the right to march" page to complain about this outrage:
6) ANTI-WAR BENEFIT PARTY SATURDAY NIGHT
Party for Peace! The New York City Independent Media Center
(http://www.nyc.indymedia.org), in conjunction with United for Peace and
Justice, presents an anti-war benefit part on Saturday night.
Dance, chill out, watch films at 38-9 Studios, an amazing 3000-person venue
just two subway stops from Manhattan.
Free screening at 8:00PM from Iraq Journal, Big Noise Films, and Voices in
Music starts at 10:00PM -- DJs Criterion & Ripley, Split P, Pa Ra Sole, Qing
Lewy and more. Special Guest: DR. ISRAEL on the decks, MC Sensational, live
bands, trapeze artists, art galleries, lounge areas. AfroLatin, Old Skool
Hip Hop, Roots Reggae, eclecticMix.
Take the N or W train to 39th Ave/Beebe St. Stop. 38-9 Studios is half a
block from the train exit. 389 Northern Blvd, Long Island City, Queens.
$10 w/flyer, available for downloading at:
To Benefit United For Peace & Justice, NYC Independent Media Center, Iraq
Journal & Big Noise Films
7) CAMPUSES SAY NO TO WAR SATURDAY PM
Campuses Say No to War -- new location!
8:00 PM, Saturday, February 15
Pier 60, 23rd Street at the Hudson River
(take C or E train to 23rd Street or the M23 bus)
$5 suggested donation; $10 solidarity
To reserve your ticket in advance (recommended!) write to:
studenttickets0215 at yahoo.com
Sponsored by the Columbia Anti-War Coalition
Endorsed by United for Peace and Justice, National Campus Anti-War Network,
and many other groups
Much more information about February 15 -- including subway maps and a
comprehensive list of feeder marches to the rally -- is available on our
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See you in the streets on Satruday -- together we can still stop this war!
The February 15 organizing staff of
United for Peace and Justice
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