December 15, 2004

Jazz Funeral For Democracy -- New Orleans, Louisiana -- January 20, 2005




JANUARY 20, 2005 @ 11:00 A.M.

WHAT: Traditional New Orleans jazz funeral entitled "A Wake for Peace": Jazz Funeral for Democracy timed to coincide with the inauguration of George W. Bush. Street theater encouraged. March, rally and inaugural ball featuring local New Orleans musicians.

WHERE: New Orleans, Louisiana. It is projected that the staging area will be at Congo Square (Armstrong Park) located just outside of the French Quarter on Rampart Street. Plans are to proceed through the commercial district down Canal Street during office workers' lunch hour before entering the Quarter where a rally will be held on the Moonwalk beside the Mississippi River. The march will then continue down Decatur Street, on to Frenchman via Esplanade before settling down at Washington Square Park at which time our "Inaugural Ball" will commence.

WHEN: Thursday, January 20, 2005 @ 11:00 AM (CST).

WHO: A coalition of groups and individuals distressed about issues including, but not limited to, the occupation of Iraq and other instances of US military aggression, the mistreatment of "detainees", corporate control of America, the rollback of individual liberties, state sponsored homophobia, election fraud, the poisoning of the environment, and the class warfare instituted by the Bush Administration. Groups include military veterans, civil rights organizations, theater groups, regional peace coalitions, and gay rights activists. Individuals come from all walks of life.

WHY: Because we still can.

Organizations and individuals wishing to participate can contact Buddy Spell


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