In Washington DC, hundreds of people have been dancing at the Jefferson Memorial claiming they are exercising their first amendment rights. It comes after last week RT America host Adam Kokesh and four others were arrested by the police for dancing at the same spot.
On Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, an “End the Fed” rally was held in Washington, D.C., across the street from the Federal Reserve, at 20th St. and Constitution Ave. Kevin Zeese was one of the speakers at the event. He is an attorney and the Executive Director, and co-founder of the Campaign for Fresh Air and Clean Politics, whose projects include the Prosperity Agenda, VotersforPeace, Climate Security and TrueVote. For background, please see: http://breakthebailout.com/ and http://freshaircleanpolitics.net/.
Mr. Zeese is also a leader in the Break the Bailout Coalition. He said: “The Fed is not a government agency. It’s a disguise…The Fed is not of, by and for the people. It is of, by and for the banksters…End the Fed!”
“End the Fed” rallies were also being held in 39 other cities around the country. Adam Kokesh, a former U.S. Marine and Iraq War veteran, served as the Master of Ceremonies for the lively event. For background, and more details on the sponsoring group, speakers and its endorsing parties, please go to: http://endthefed.us/.
Another outrageous example of our living in a police state. As a photographer I feel so strongly that citizens should be free to document our police force. I’ve been arrested for “shooting” cops in action. ~ Lo
On March 19, 2008, in front of the White House, anti-war activist Adam Kokesh, of the IVAW, demanded the impeachment of President George W. Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney. He accused the duo of engaging in “criminal” conduct in violation of their respective oaths of office. He was joined at the spirited rally by fellow members and supporters of the IVAW, and other veteran groups as well. For background, see http://ivaw.org/index.html.
Salam Talib is an Iraqi citizen. He worked as a translator for US journalists after the war and started reporting from Iraq himself in 2005. He recently moved to San Francisco to study computer engineering.
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On Nov. 3, 2007, Adam Kokesh shared his views on the Iraq War, his strategies for ending the conflict, and his pro-Peace activism, at an event held at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, in Annapolis, MD. Mr. Kokesh is the co-chair of the Iraq Veterans Against the War, See, IVAW.org. During the Q&A period that followed his talk, he told the audience that he was, on a personal level, “a Ron Paul supporter!” Rep. Paul is the Republican congressman from Texas, who is an candidate for president on the GOP side. Mr. Kokesh, a former U.S. Marine Sergeant, added that he was also “a big fan of [Rep. Dennis J.] Kucinich,” the congressman from Ohio. Rep. Kucinich is running for president, too, under the banner of the Democratic Party. Mr. Kokesh’s talk was cosponsored by the Student Peace Action Network (SPAN) and the Anne Arundel Peace Action, See, http://www.studentPeaceAction.org and http://www.Peace-Action.org, with the support of activist Kevin Zeese of DemocracyRising.US.