Go to Freedom Plaza. Stop the War Machine. End Empire Before It Ends Us.
Coleen Rowley, Former FBI Special Agent
Posted October 10, 2011 Huffington Post
The day after our van-load of Minnesotans got back from its “October 2011 — Stop the Machine” occupation of Freedom Plaza, the surprising news came that Washington D.C. authorities extended organizers’ permit for FOUR MORE MONTHS! This is great news as it will now give so many more people from around the country the chance to participate in (or otherwise contribute to) the historic camp-in, teach-in, music festival combined with creative efforts to educate our national politicians — as well as apply political pressure to get them to change course — right in the heart of Washington D.C., all in solidarity with the hundreds of other city occupations going on all over the country!
A tiny and very corrupted Capitol lies down Pennsylvania Avenue as backdrop to our October 2011 occupation of Freedom Plaza and its “Stop War” message.
Crowd shot from the stage during the first days of October 2011.