Minutes COPN Meeting July
Connie E. proposed
participating in Iraq Moratorium locally starting on Friday Sept 21st;
every 3rd Friday of every month thereafter. Connie suggested that
participants wear black armbands; that the event be ‘educational’. Connie H.
proposed to make it a multi-media event: ie: do a street event, followed by a
film showing/teach-in nearby.(Northwood building).
Yoshi invited all to
participate in the annual Hiroshima/Nagaski vigil On August 6th in
the Bicentennial Park area near the slave ship.
9/11 informed all that they do an outreach every 11th of the month
around 7 p.m. at 15th & High
Activist talked about an
idea of his for an ‘anti-memorial’ on every holiday to counter how the
government uses holidays as ‘recruiting’ opportunities for the imperialist
Anita-intern for the summer
and with ‘Against Escalation in Iraq’ indicated that their group is looking to
hold an event on August 28th, a Tuesday(TBD/TBA). She circulated a
petition that will go to Deborah Pryce voicing opposition to the war in Iraq;
Pryce’s compliance with the Bush regime’s policy of aggression against people
of color in the Middle East for Oil. Wendy spoke about her disapproval of the
wording of the individual pledge that Anita asked everyone to sign. The point
of contention was a referral on the pledge that the war in Iraq was a
religious war. The group voiced approval for Wendy’s point. Thank you Wendy!
Anita indicated that there is a meeting of her group every Sunday at Progress
Ohio located at 265 S. 3rd at 3 p.m.
Gen. Bruce spoke about 9/11
Truth advocates not getting ‘mike’ time at events.
Gen. Bruce also suggested
targeting local military recruiting
Several people talked about
the upcoming action by Troops Out Now in D. C. starting Sept. 21st,
a week-long encampment at the White House; to be followed by a march on the
White House on Saturday, Sept 29th. Les S, and others asked if
there was interest to obtain a bus to go to Washington for the 29th.
These trips usually leave locally(OSU area)around midnight on Friday and
arrive in D.C. in the morning around 8-9 a.m. and we are dropped off at and
later picked up near the rally site(Washington Monument area). The cost is
usually around $50-60 r/t. Les. S. said the OSU students not yet back on
campus then could hinder the amount of participants.
Steve V. Columbus chapter
organizer of World Can’t Wait advised all of the March For Peace coming to
Columbus area on August 12th. Marchers will provide more info on
needs(housing/water)as they get closer. They may not come directly through
Columbus. Steve is in touch with the marchers; has one local church standing
by to assist. The World Can’t Wait chapter will provide them a ‘picnic-style’
meal to take with them, or eat as they rest. Steve suggested that as many
people as possible meet the marchers and march with them in solidarity, even
if our supportive march is short.
The ISO from OSU indicated
that their Campus anti-war network will be more active in the Fall and plan to
do a counter-recruiting ‘101’ meeting. They would also like to target Sherrod
Browns office with an action. Counter-recruiting at OSU will focus on the
if anyone knows the location
of Sherrod Browns local office
or, if anyone has any
counter-recruiting material or personal knowledge/experience in this area
please contact: Justin at
Steve V.(WCW)spoke with
Justin after the meeting and will send Justin some counter-recruiting
websites; info on obtaining an excellent ‘ho to’ counter recruiting manual for
activists/parents/potential targeted recruits that discusses ‘how to opt out’
and ‘what military recruiters don’t want you to know’ to name two items in the
Columbus 9/11 Truth
distributed a flyer on an event this Thursday, July 12th at 7:00
p.m. at the Columbus Main Library Branch at 7pm, featuring Dr. Bob Bowman with
his Patriot Tour challenging all to ‘take back Amerika’ for the people.
World Can’t Wait distributed
their chapter pamphlet
Next COPN meeting tba/tbd.
Possibly at the Northwood Building early in August.
Peace Chicken will assist
Connie H. with setting up a domain/etc, for the COPN
meeting may include ‘break-out’ groups to focus on specific events/tasks.
Pranav’s daughter good health; positive thoughts to Tekla, who was involved in
a car accident which prevented her from attending the meeting.