Tag Archives: St Patricks Day

The History of Violent Protest in Colorado Springs, in a Nutshell.

GET THIS. I heard a reverend-person yesterday lecturing newish activists about their need for nonviolence training, which she was volunteering to lead. She was also offering rubber wristbands for her graduates to wear at demonstrations, so that police could differentiate … Continue reading

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Occupy chases snakes from Colorado Springs 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

OCCUPIED COLORADO SPRINGS- March 17 St Patricks Day parade.

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Operation Iraqi Freedom To Say And Do Exactly What They’re Told

Apparently the Imperialists weren’t lying when they said they were bringing American-style “freedoms” In Bahrain and in Iraq… where the Iraqi Puppet Government PIGS have used American style Police Tactics to break up demonstrations, including, with the United States “Freedom” … Continue reading

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Brits on Kenya: “Oopsies!!”

Turns out that the common knowledge of the past 50+ years was right, the American backed British colonial government was, despite American and British denials, murdering, torturing and “disappearing” people, just like they did in every other nation where they … Continue reading

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Saint Paddy’s Day Massacre… with a slice of Turkey on the side.

There’s also Turkey. “Model Democracy” of the Muslim world according to the Pentagoons and the Terror-State Department. Shaped and molded with American Taxpayer dollars since the end of World War One. My brother-in-law the Air Force Sergeant lets slip a … Continue reading

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Onward Christian Cowards

You can hold forums attended by the faithful, or beat your breast where only the choir can hear, but when there’s a crowd, you’re a regular shrinking violet. The meek don’t inherit the earth, they inherit the dirt. Last Saturday … Continue reading

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Are you in any of the parade pictures?

COLORADO SPRINGS- The Coloradans For Peace parade entry got good coverage this year, from KRDO13, FOX21, and the GAZETTE, which reported the full text of our banner. Reporter Lance Benzel interviewed a number of us, and I was hoping to … Continue reading

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St Patricks Day Parade photos

COLORADO SPRINGS- Peace contingent in St Patrick’s Day parade. (Click on images to see larger crop.) Devon decorates last minute stand-in for the Bookmobile. Assembling at staging area, last position. Dancers, as MaryLynn and Dave look on. Layla and Andy … Continue reading

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From Ireland to Iraq to Afghanistan to Palestine, Occupation is a Crime!

Imagine 76 of these, just kidding, plus 24. Join us in tomorrow’s parade!

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Coloradans For Peace and Freedom: in Ireland and occupied lands everywhere

UPDATE FROM COLORADANS FOR PEACE about March 14 St Patrick’s Day Parade: Drummers, Hats, Flags, Kazoos, and a great St Patrick’s theme! Come wave international flags for PEACE and FREEDOM! Join COLORADANS FOR PEACE to represent the local peace community … Continue reading

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Things to do in March

MAR 2009 2- Edward Prescott: Economic Integration of Sovereign States, Gaylord Hall, CC, 7:30pm 4- Russell Hittinger: the Modern State: Devolution or Subsidiary, Gaylord Hall, CC, 3:30pm 5- Bill Ayres, Derrick Jensen FORBIDDEN EDUCATION, Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder, 7pm 6- … Continue reading

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Ireland did not like occupation either

I think there’s an interesting St Patrick’s Day theme in the making… Americans have always opposed occupation. Irish Americans supported the IRA’s fight against the British. And wasn’t our first mantra “Don’t Tread on Me?”

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We will miss you Elizabeth

If there is a heaven, I have no doubt that you have already spoken to Jesus and have begun to argue politics with him right as I write. Give him Hell, Elizabeth! Somebody needs to hold him and his dad accountable, and you are the one with the spirit to do it, too. Continue reading

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A favorite photograph from St Pats 2007

This picture captures five of my favorite women, being very audacious: Esther, Pattie, Mom, Elizabeth and Marie. Continue reading

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Elizabeth Fineron

Dear friend and peace cohort Elizabeth Fineron has died. She was found this morning in her apartment. Elizabeth had been suffering complications from recent surgeries and was released from the hospital Monday. Arrangement details to follow.   This is my … Continue reading

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Letter to the PPJPC from a member

peter sprunger-froese writes: Comrades. . . Without belittling the positives of our parade experience, Saturday’s potluck discussion of it suggests to me we are in danger of overlooking important negatives. Irony beckons us to see at best a “mixed bag” … Continue reading

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Miniature chartreuse green peace flags

Here are instructions on how to make very affordable cloth flags for your public events. You’ll need a silkscreen printer, lots of cloth, and plenty of small wooden dowels. Continue reading

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What they didn’t want to see last year

What they didn’t want you to see last year… no thrown bottles, no jeers, but crowds cheering for peace! Channel 11 reported “their message was still not received well by everyone” but interviewed only a single detractor who asserted that … Continue reading

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Saint Patricks 2008 in Colorado Springs

Here’s the usual advanced notice: JOIN US TOMORROW AT THE 2008 StPATRICK’S DAY PARADE! The Justice & Peace will be staging at Monument between Tejon and Cascade, anticipating no trouble. Gathering at 11am, parade starts at noon, probably we’ll be … Continue reading

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Bleeding Hearted Liberals running small check-list businesses make my heart bleed

All around America there are bleeding hearted liberals running small businesses… small social service businesses. As a general rule, too, liberals don’t run businesses very well. They’re too damn dumbly soft and sweet, that’s why. So we can begin to … Continue reading

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Gazette readers show their stuff

They’re still going at it at the Gazette, readers invective on the Feb 2 Saint Patrick’s Day parade article have kept it among the top commented stories, although you’d hardly recognize the subject.   It’s still plenty hurtful and doesn’t … Continue reading

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4 weeks now till the next St Paddy’s

You know, the cops handled me pretty much the same way when I was chair-bound from my injuries, lo, these many years ago. What got my Irish up, and I had to shame a few members of the crowd, really … Continue reading

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Policing by America’s Reich

Last week it was news about a woman named Hope in New York, whose cousin had called the police because another cousin had sexually molested her. When the police came they ended up arresting the victim, taking her to jail, … Continue reading

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Speaking for the city speaking for Army

The Gazette announced that the PPJPC has been invited to join in this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. But they’ve framed the peace advocates as “protesters” instead of participants like any other, unlike the pro-war military cheerleaders for example. Why … Continue reading

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St Patricks Day denoument chronicled

Council must prevent parade pandemonium John Weiss INDY editorial, Dec 6 Largest US Civil Disobedience Movement Underway AfterDowningStreet.org, Dec 6 Ousted protesters unsure of trying luck at St. Patty’s parade ROCKY MOUNTAIN NEWS, Dec 1 City attorney says prosecution is … Continue reading

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