Sunday, March 09, 2008

Fifth Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq,
March Actions

A Day of Fast and Mourning
Las Vegas, NV

March 19, 2008 07:00PM to 08:00PM
Hosted by Vicenta Montoya

Event Description:

We invite the Las Vegas community to join us in day of fasting and reflection on the 5th Anniversary of the War.An interfaith candlelight vigil will be held at 7PM at the Lloyd George Federal Bldg. We will have a symbolic breaking of bread. Please bring candles, banners, signs, poetry, letters from soldiers you may wish to share.

Event Type: March 19th Actions

Location: 333 Las Vegas Blvd So.

No More Endless War
Las Vegas, Nevada

Saturday, March 22nd 2008 1:00 PM
Hosted by Sean Sabatini

On the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, join us in front of the Venetian Casino for a patriotic protest against Bush's plans to bomb Iran and occupy Iraq indefinitely. Profits from the Venetian fund a multi-million dollar media campaign to support the war.

Nevada Workers Against the War invites you to a patriotic protest on the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq.

When: Saturday, March 22, 2008 at 1:00 P.M.

Where: On the public sidewalk in front of the Venetian casino, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.

Why: Profits from the Venetian are helping fund a multi-million dollar media campaign to support the endless occupation of Iraq, and lay the groundwork for an attack on Iran.

The Venetian is a gold mine for Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, who in turn provides financial backing for a right-wing group called Freedom’s Watch. This group has spent a fortune on misleading ads linking Iraq directly to 9/11. They maintain “the surge is working” (it isn’t), and they make wildly exaggerated claims about the threat posed by Iran. Their approach to Iran is a rerun of the run-up to the war with Iraq. To top it off, they claim that organizations like ours are “anti-victory groups that are undermining the war on terror”.

We won’t get fooled again.


Join us in saying NO to endless war. Protest signs will be provided. If you can, please bring American flags. First-time protesters are more than welcome.

For more info, visit , or email . You can also call Sean at (702) 241-8578.

Photos of our previous actions are on the website. Those with high-speed access can also check out .

To facilitate our planning, please reply and let me know if you can attend.

A few important practical notes about the rally:

This rally will NOT be at the Federal building. Protesting on the Las Vegas strip sidewalk means that things won’t be quite as relaxed as they were in our previous actions. The courts have ruled that we have a right to be there, but to make things totally legal we’ll have to keep a picket line going. That means you’ll have to be on your feet for an hour or two. Actually, there is literally no place to sit down, anyway.

We expect media coverage, and most likely a police presence. The rally will be spirited, fun and non-violent. As usual, it is our policy to try to work with law enforcement to ensure everyone’s safety and constitutional rights. If any passers-by want to give us a hard time, we do NOT engage them. Most people will be supportive, and the bigger our turnout, the more support we will get.

The rally starts at 1:00 pm, but I would suggest you come a bit early. Most of us will be parking in the surrounding casinos, and it is a bit of a hike to get from the casino parking garages out to Las Vegas Boulevard, and over to the Venetian. If any of our less-mobile members have wheelchairs or similar devices, consider bringing them. If you need help with that, you can give us a call at (702) 241-8578 and we’ll see what we can do. Bringing water would help, too.

Please use the above contact info if you have any questions.



8:30 am
Weekly Event
Hosted by Las Vegas Catholic Worker

Join us every Thursday morning from 8:30a.m. - 9:30a.m. for a Peace Presence Vigil. The vigil meets in front of the federal courthouse at the corners of Las Vegas Blvd. and Bridger. Hope to see you there. These vigils have been an ongoing part of our community since February 2003.

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