Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Greens, Sheehan and the White Rose Coalition march for IMPEACHMENT at the 2008 Rose Parade

Green Party activist Peter L. Thottam, esq helped organize the White Rose coalition that marched for Impeachment with Cindy Sheehan, the Green Party and other groups at this years Tournament of Roses Parade.

Cindy Sheehan Joins Activists Planning Impeachment/
Pro-Peace Protest at New Year's Rose Parade

Los Angeles - California (December 18, 2007) Local and national pro-Impeachment and pro-Peace American citizens will stage non-violent protests and demonstrations throughout the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California, on Tuesday, January 1, 2008 beginning at 6:00 a.m. with support from Cindy Sheehan and the Camp Casey Peace Institute. The convergence of activists at Orange Grove and Colorado, by Pasadena's Norton Simon museum, is called the White Rose Coalition in honor of the resistance movement in Munich in 1942. The White Rose Coalition includes members of the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC), CODEPINK, Troops Out Now Coalition, World Can't Wait, ANSWER, Progressive Democrats of America, the Green Party, Veterans for Peace, United for Peace and Justice, and others. The peace and impeachment activists will march down Colorado starting from the Norton Simon at about 10:30 am and ending at around 11:00 am at the steps of Pasadena City Hall where Cindy Sheehan and other peace activists will hold a one hour press conference on Impeachment and the Iraq War at 11 am. Visuals and other props will be gathered there and will be part of the procession.

The groups are calling for impeaching George W. Bush and Dick Cheney for high crimes and misdemeanors, and to end U.S. occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan . Rep. Dennis Kucinich [OH] has sponsored two resolutions in Congress to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney: H. Res. 333 and H. Res. 799. He is drafting an extended version relating to President Bush. The patriots gathered on January 1, 2008 will be sending a strong pro-Impeachment and pro-Peace message to this Administration in opposition to the continuing occupations of Iraq, Afghanistan and the growing pressure by Cheney and others to bomb Iran.

"This administration has shredded Constitutional protections and is now apparently planning another illegal military strike, this time to bomb Iran," says Cynthia Mather , a spokesperson for LANIC. "The consequences of such an assault on global well-being and security would be catastrophic," she said. "Congress is obligated to act before it is too late. But the Democrats are not making any move to stop it, so impeachment is our only recourse."

"Numbers of protestors and demonstrators from the various groups could be in the hundreds or in the thousands", said Peter Thottam, Executive Director of LANIC . "We expect this to be a national day of impeachment visibility, with folks joining from all parts of the country. It is hard to gauge how many will show up, but according to the latest MSNBC poll, of 584,000 people asked if they thought Bush had committed impeachable offenses, 89 per cent said yes! There is a tremendous level of anger and frustration out there. I doubt if our politicians in Washington D.C. have any idea just how much."

For more information about the Pasadena Rose Parade action, the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center or for an interview, please contact Peter Thottam at 310-497-7255 or e-mail him at

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