IVAW, Del Val VETS & Granny's
w/ arrest commentary
29 Jun 07

recruiting station

Iraq Veteran Against the War, Sgt Gordy LaChance, of the 1st I.D., lovingly & respectfully
tends to our KIA Memorial outside of the Army, Navy, AF, & Marine Recruitment Center,
commemorating  where a dozen Grannies were arrested one year ago, when they demanded that the Grannies go to Iraq, rather than their Grandkids.

Toby Hartbarger

IVAW's Toby Hartbarger, of the 2nd Armored Division, addresses the Broad & Cherry
street crowd, including the Grannies who eventually beat the Governments' charges.

Gold Star dads

Two Gold Star Dad's, Al Zappala ( Sgt Sherwood Baker ) and Mike Berg ( Nick Berg's Dad )


A few of the 20-some Delaware Valley Vets holding Faux Tombstones, w/ Bio's of U.S. KIA


Other Delaware Valley Vets take over all points of a major intersection

Granny Peace Brigade

Some of the Dangerous, Notorious Granny Peace Brigade

two vets

Delaware Valley Vets troublemakers Bill Perry & Al Zappala  (credit: Nancy Smith)

Next set of pix
Why YOU SHOULD BE IN PHILLY on July 3, 4, 5, & 6 
Independence Week Events:
Tuesday, July 3rd
5pm to 6:30  Taking It to the Streets   2nd & Market ( Old City Action )
                            Bring Banners, Drums, Bells, Whistles, Flags, Puppets, etc...Details: 610-544-1818
6:30 to 9pm  Fundraiser # 1 for Iraq Veterans Against the War
                            Nothing is more important than FUNDING the most authentic ANTI-WAR VOICES
                            in the entire Peace Movement !
                            Welcome the IVAW Bus Crew back home from their Triumphant Tour of Active
                            Duty bases in Md., D.C., Va., Camp Lejeune, N.C., Ft Jackson, S.C., and Fort
                            Benning, Ga.
                            Where: The Carriage House,  University of Pennsylvania, 3907 Spruce St, Phila
                            - Suggested donation $20 (we'll accept less or much more)
                            - DJ, Snacks and Beverages, Cash bar
                            - Veterans will read their writings from IVAW's Warrior Writers project
Wednesday, July 4th
9:30 to 11am   Penn & Temple Students v. Supreme Justice Alito, @ 6th & Market
11 to 12:30pm International gathering to Free Political Prisoners @ 6th & Market
1pm to 6 pm      Emergency Anti-War Convention, Independence Hall, 6th & Market



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In response to the betrayal of the antiwar cause by Congress,
Cindy Sheehan gave a call to all citizens to

...join us in Philadelphia on July 4th to try and figure a way out of this 'two' party system that is bought and paid for by the war machine which has a stranglehold on every aspect of our lives. As for myself, I am leaving the Democratic Party. You have completely failed those who put you in power to change the direction our country is heading. We do not condone our government's violent meddling in sovereign countries and we condemn the continued murderous occupation of Iraq.

"We gave you a chance; you betrayed us."

“I am an advocate for a new investigation, that’s for sure. Everywhere I go, my audiences are filled with 9/11 truth people, and I really honor your commitment to finding the truth.”

We join together in Philadelphia on the 4th of July in the spirit of ’76 to confront a tyranny that has taken over this nation and threatens the future of civilization, as well as life on the planet.

We face a dire reality. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan continue with no end in sight. A nuclear strike on Iran may occur at any moment, based on a “false flag” terrorist attack to be blamed on Iran, as noted by Brzezinski and others. The neoconservative mania of the White House breeds war and hatred abroad. Secret prisons and torture have become routine. Peace will not come to Israel, Palestine or Iraq without embracing the principle that “all men are created equal.” An intimidated Congress continues to abdicate its obligations in violation of the same Constitution our soldiers die to defend.

We can no longer accept this reality. We must change it.

This historical moment demands that we bring together diverse movements from the antiwar, peace and social justice, impeachment, 9/11 truth, civil liberties, human rights, veterans and religious communities, along with concerned citizens across America, to act strategically as a United Front to deal with this crisis. Together, we pledge to respect each group’s independence, while recognizing each other’s contribution and greater potential in a common goal to stop the war.


Wednesday, July 4th ( continued )

6pm to 9pm  FUNDRAISER # 2, for IVAW, our VANGUARD of the Peace

                            Movement     FREE CONCERT    FREE CONCERT

Celebrate IVAW's International Leadership role in ending this war.  ALL the Iraq Vets on the BUS Tour have BEEN THERE, DONE THAT !

Join IVAW for a night of revolutionary hip hop featuring Joie Venus, Son of Nun,Head Roc & More.
Millcreek Tavern, corner of 42nd St and Chester Ave, from 6pm, to 9pm.    RESPECT !

{ D.C., Balto., NYC, A.C., & Harrisburg, Mapquest 4200 Chester Av, Phila, 19104 }  


Thursday, July 5


22nd & Walnut @ UU Church ( seats 500 )

The town hall meeting in Philadelphia will feature John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeachment and political writer for The Nation; Debra Sweet, national coordinator of WCW; the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, president of the Hip Hop Caucus; and Dave Lindorff, an investigative journalist and co-author of The Case for Impeachment, ( and Counter Punch columnist )

Friday, July 6th

6pm, UNTIL?

    Our usual "First Friday" fun.  Meet @ 2nd & Market, for Street theater, and everything listed above, in Tuesday, July 3rd's Taking It to the Streets

WHILE 100'S OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ARE SPENT @ Chicago, D.C.,  and Atlanta's "LEFTY???" confabs during the month of June, where they were afraid to even mention IMPEACHMENT,  PHILADELPHIA shows how to DO IT on the cheap!

Just like 231 years ago, WE ARE DECLARING INDEPENDANCE !

Bill Perry
Delaware Valley Veterans For America

Disabled American Veteran, VVAW, VFP, VFW, VVA



Photo Credit:  1st 6 pics, Bill Perry;  7th Photo is by Nancy Smith