Tulsa Peace Fellowship

There never was a good war or a bad peace. ~Ben Franklin

2 events for TPFers in Tulsa tomorrow, Saturday morning | OCCUPY TULSA followed by PEACE VIGIL

Dear grassroots,


First of all, you are all invited to attend the "Peace Vigil" tomorrow, starting at 12 noon, corner of 41st & Yale, southwest corner.  The 10th year of Afghanistan occupation starts next week, on Oct 7th.  Will you raise your voice in protest, or allow this to go on indefinitely, with no end in sight?

If you won't join us this time, then when will you?

Be there, make your voice heard!  Bring your own anti-war sign, or come help hold one of our signs/banners.

Time
Saturday, October 1 ·  12:00pm 2:00pm

Location
 
corner of 41st & Yale, busiest intersection in the city
southwest corner, on sidewalks, across from strip mall parking lots
Tulsa, OK

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The Steering Committee of the Tulsa Peace Fellowship, on behalf of all grassroots peace activists in Eastern Oklahoma.  Any Questions, or need to arrange a ride, please contact Bryan at 918-407-3493 or Celi at 918-313-9585

 

 


Also, earlier in the same day: TPF has been invited to join the "Occupy Tulsa" social protest movement being organized in solidarity with the "Occupy Wall Street" movement, ongoing right now in New York City.

The first general assembly of the local solidarity movement will be tomorrow morning.

Information from facebook event notice:

Time
Saturday, October 1 · 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location
Newblock Park
1710 Charles Page Blvd.(Crosby Heights / Owen Park neighborhoods)
Tulsa, OK

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Any Questions, or need to arrange a ride, please contact Kirsten at k12573n@yahoo.com or email occupytulsa2011@gmail.com

 

Click here to access OCCUPY TOGETHER, a hub for all of the events springing up across the country in solidarity with Occupy Wall St.

Quote from the above homepage for the nationwide occupation:

"We stressed something several times: this needs to remain non-violent. Remaining peaceful helps the overall image of this nationwide movement. If things do become violent, we acknowledge that staying calm only helps the cause."

 

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Comment by Tony Nuspl on October 18, 2011 at 7:41am

There's a slideshow of the OccupyTulsa march through downtown Tulsa available online, on flickr:

http://www.flickr.com//photos/ourtulsaworld/sets/72157627776827075/...

Comment by Tony Nuspl on October 4, 2011 at 11:58am
62% of Americans Want Immediate Troop Cuts in Afghanistan

A new CBS News poll on American public sentiment toward the Afghan War, which is approaching the begging of its 10th year on Oct 7th, shows overwhelming opposition on a number of fronts, with strong majorities demanding immediate troop cuts and overwhelming majorities opposed to continuing the conflict much longer.

The poll showed 62 percent of Americans want immediate troop cuts, with only 24 percent content to keep levels where they are.

The number who want major, immediate cuts has increased from July of 2010, with only 28 percent of Americans willing to have large numbers of troops remaining in Afghanistan for more than two additional years.

http://news.antiwar.com/2011/10/03/62-of-americans-want-immediate-t...
Comment by Tony Nuspl on October 2, 2011 at 11:18am
One of the other participants in yesterday's peace vigil remarked (off list):

"Incredible number of supportive honks at our peace demonstration today."

Also, we're encouraged to see more than 50 people were in attendance for the first-ever assembly of "Occupy Tulsa", held earlier the same day. TPF sent 2 delegates to the general assembly and they're happy to report that a consensus-based decision process is being implemented for "Occupy Tulsa." TPF also strives for consensus at its meetings of its Steering Committee (details available on request).

For more context on this flurry of activity, mirroring the surge in the social movement across the nation, see Cornel West (from Tulsa) and his article re: Occupy Wall Street

"A US Autumn Responding to Arab Spring"
Cornel West talked to the people in Liberty Plaza on the afternoon of September 29, before the 4 o'clock Stock Market bell daily march. He remarks: "It's impossible to translate the issue of the greed of Wall Street into one demand, or two demands. We're talking about a democratic awakening.... you're talking about raising political consciousness so it spills over all parts of the country, so people can begin to see what's going on through a set of different lens. And then you begin to highlight what the more detailed demands would be. Because in the end we're really talking about what Martin King would call a revolution: A transfer of power from oligarchs to everyday people of all colors. It's a democratic process, it's a non-violent process, but it is a revolution."
http://www.readersupportednews.org/opinion2/274-41/7660-a-us-autumn...
Comment by Tony Nuspl on October 1, 2011 at 2:59pm
Thank you for all the love, Tulsa. This month's antiwar statement went very well, with lots of peace signs exchanged. We even received a "Bless you" from one passer-by. Other faves this month include the BMWs, Mercedes-Benz's, and Jaguars honking for peace.

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