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Bridges for Peace

Western Mass neighbors displayed banners protesting the war against Iraq and its occupation
on bridges over Interstate 91 on January 16, 17, 18 and 20, 2005.

Western Mass. activists in Franklin County took to the bridges once again. (Something about the cold is so envigorating!) Annie Keough coordinated the schedule for neighbors. Folks were invited to chose between two one-hour shifts each of these days, at locations near Greenfield: Sunday, Jan. 17, 2-3PM 3-4PM; Monday, Jan. 18, 2-3PM 3-4PM; Thusrday, Jan. 20, 2-3PM 3-4PM.

The banners were displayed by 3 sets of activists on January 20th - as our comment on the inauguration of more war and occupation. We were delighted by the numbers of people honking their horns, especially the many truckers. Their big horns gave a big lift on a frigid afternoon. Not pictured are Danny Botkin and Sally Shaw, who were out from 2-4pm on the bridge over US 91 in Bernardston.

We had reports of others going out to, on I91 north of Northampton, and we received a photo below from New Haven activists.

Click on thumbnail to see full size image; navigate through album using arrows at upper right of large photo. (photos © 2005 Charles Jenks)

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And from our friends in New Haven

This call had gone out to Connecticut activists:


BUSH DOES NOT SPEAK OR ACT FOR US

There was a call for banners and signs to go up throughort CT for people that were not able to go to Washington, DC on this day of a recoronation of George W.  People in New Haven gathered on an overpass of I-95 at 8:00am and hung this banner.  (Sorry for the blurry photo but you get the idea).

If individuals or groups got out in CT with signs and banners please send a short discription to nionewhaven@aol.com.
---SAY NO TO THE BUSH AGENDA OF A WAR ON THE WORLD AND THE HEIGHTHENED REPRESSION IN THE U.S.