18th year of nonviolent protest against Chicago's Air & Water Show
Join the 18th year of nonviolent protest against
Chicago's Air & Water Show
Saturday-Sunday, August 14-15, 2010
We will gather at the east end of the pedestrian bridge which crosses Lake Shore Drive about two blocks north of North Avenue. (see attached map)
For two days, people from all over the Midwest are inflicted with this glorification of military weapons. But this is NOT family entertainment. It is a military commercial for recruiting our young, enormous military budgets and the promotion of military might. According to the War Resisters League, the military/Pentagon will spend over $670 billion in Fiscal Year 2010 PLUS $300 billion for nuclear weapons, recruitment, retirement, etc. That's nearly $1 trillion, over $2 billion a day. This treasure should be used for life giving activity, not life taking. We all need to give some of our time to create such a world. If not now-when? If not here-where? If not us-who?
Come for as long as you wish. Bring water, sunscreen and a hat. Port-a-potties are nearby.
Join What will we leave the children of the world coalition, 8th Day Center for Justice http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=ice7c5cab.0.lol5c5cab.uuykbkcab.0&ts=S0413&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.8thdaycenter.org%2F and others to say "NO" to the Air & Water Show and "YES" to life giving activities.
For more info, contact
Paul Bossie at 773-826-8136 or
Bob Bossie at 312-641-5151