To: on_the_ground newsletter
Subject: [ontheground] !newsletter! jan.02


_____________________on_the_ground
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~~~ 02 january 2003 ~~~

___contents:
1. january 18-19 demonstration in washington dc.
2. important upcoming ontheground events.
3. other events.

{_1_} COME TO DC! GET ON THE VAN!

> > > > > join other columbia college students in a huge national demonstration
against war in iraq: WASHINGTON DC - JANUARY 18 & 19, 2003 (beginning of
columbia's winter break)

we will be driving vans to dc on jan. 17 (around 5pm) and returning on jan.
20. if you wish to go and have not yet notified ontheground, please do so
immediately!

we need:
- your name.
- your student id#.
- local phone number & email.

please email this information to Brea AS SOON AS POSSIBLE:

the cost of van rental will be covered, but you will need to help provide $
for gas ($10-30 each).

there will be a student meeting the first week of school in january
(6th-10th) for all those who are interested in going to dc. this meeting
will be announced after the ontheground meeting on sunday (if you want to
come to sunday's meeting email me for directions: ontheground@okcancel.org)

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links to more information:

"On January 18, there will be a massive protest in Washington DC initiated
by A.N.S.W.E.R. and endorsed by thousands of organizations and individuals
(for an endorsers list, see
http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/endorsers.html).
This timely demonstration is gaining momentum everyday with support coming
from community, labor, student, religious, women's, civil rights, LGBT, and
peace groups around the country. On January 20, Black Voices for Peace will
be organizing an important activity in Washington DC."
[more: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18]
[also: http://www.unitedforpeace.org]

January 19th - Youth and Student Rally & March
(there will also be a planning meeting for this march on the night of
jan.18)
[more: http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/j18/students.html]
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{_2_} important upcoming events for ontheground:

_*___sunday_meeting________________
the next meeting will be on january 5th at 6pm at the House of Raw Sugar.
email or call 312/410.8131 for directions. also,
the first week of school after winter break, we will have a weekday meeting
downtown (TBA) to gather students who are interested in the J18 protest.

_*___j18_DC_trip_meeting___________
a gathering for all the students interested in traveling to DC for the
january 18&19 marches will take place sometime in the week of jan. 6-10. the
exact meeting time and location(somewhere on campus) will be announced after
our meeting on sunday (see above).

_*___j11_chicago_mobilization______
STOP the War on Iraq!--January 11 Regional Mobilization
EMERGENCY REGIONAL MOBILIZATION
12 noon, saturday, 11 january 2003
Federal Plaza, downtown chicago (adams & dearborn streets)

{_3_} other events:

___day of bombing, 5pm___CHICAGO EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN___
Federal Plaza (jackson & adams)
  If the U.S. starts bombing another country (or dramatically increases its
current bombing of Iraq and Afghanistan), a protest will take place at 5
p.m. at the Federal Plaza the day the bombing begins, with a follow up
protest at the same time and place the day after.
  In such a situation, COLUMBIA STUDENTS will gather at 4:30pm in
front of 623 s. wabash (hokin bldg.) and departing at 4:45pm for Federal
Plaza.

___date TBA___COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT FORUM ON HOMELAND SECURITY ACT___
If you are part of a student organization, please email Erin to get
involved: < erinrobinson33@yahoo.com >. updates on this future event will be
posted on our newsletters and on the website:
< http://ontheground.okcancel.org >
more information on the homeland security act and it's consequences:
# http://dc.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=39795
# http://geocities.com/totalinformationawareness
# know your rights! http://www.nlg.org/post911/legal/KYR/rightsinfo.htm


___fri 10 jan, 7pm___Labor Voices and Veterans Against War___
location: Teamsters Local 705 Auditorium, 300 S. Ashland Ave., Chicago

Speakers include (list in formation):
__BILL DAVIS, former national coordinator, Vietnam Veterans Against the War;
now chief shop steward, International Association of Machinists at
Chicago-area United Parcel Service
__DAN LANE, a leading activist in the mid-1990s lockout of the UPIU at A.E.
Staley in Deactur, Ill.; veteran of two tours of duty in Vietnam
  Representative, New York City Labor Against the War, an organization of
trade unionists whose founding statement has more than 1,100 signers
internationally
  This event is being organized by concerned Chicago labor activists and is
co-sponsored by Teamsters Local 705. A complete list of speakers, endorsers
and other details to follow.
  For more information, contact Joe Allen, shop steward, Teamsters Local 705
at UPS, at joeallen705@hotmail.com or at 312-829-0962.

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