Thursday, May 19, 2005

Halliburton protest in FW happened yesterday, May 18

[Thanks to Diane Wood for allowing me to share her report. ]

"The wind turned our umbrellas inside and out, untied our ribbons, flapped our banners, ruined our hair, and blew our literature. The fifteen of us (men and women), mighty warriors that we are, withstood the elements and obstacles at the Fort Worth Halliburton protest on May 18th. Blanca was awesome on the bullhorn!

The security guard came out and told us we couldn't be there, "Because, even if it seemed like it, the sidewalk is private property and therefore not public property." We had to call the police to help us out, which they did, and stationed a friendly policewoman with us the entire

I tried to go up to the 11th floor to deliver documents, but was told by the security guard that that was not possible. The policewoman said I would be arrested if did that, since they didn't want us on their property (quite definitely obvious).

Lots of people now know where Halliburton is in Fort Worth and what they do. Lots of traffic on 7th street - we got lots of "honks". Got a new member for our Peaceful Vocations group.

The media was noticeably absent, even after the Star Telegram said they would send someone. Halliburton is powerful! (so are we) I did interview with Amber Brown, the Metroplex News, and with the LaVida News, even though they didn't come.

We decided to change the courthouse vigils to Halliburton, at 7th and Main, from 4 to 7 PM each Wednesday for a while. See you next Wednesday WITH MIGHT & GUSTO."

[BTW--Peaceful Vocations has a meeting scheduled for this coming Saturday, May 21st, at 1pm, at 1919 Hemphill St. ]

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