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WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2005

Free anti-war concert announced in D.C. Bouncing souls; Joan Baez, The Coup and more confirmed!

Join Operation Ceasefire, a new coalition of concerned musicians, for a massive anti-war concert/rally at the Washington Monument on September 24th.

This event will be a centerpiece of what is expected to be 4 days of enormous protests in nation's capital in support of a full withdrawal of U.S. forces from the quagmire in Iraq. The concert will bring together musical acts such as:

Thievery Corporation, punk rock and independent musicians LeTigre, Bouncing Souls, Ted Leo & The Pharmacists; country music artist Steve Earle, rock and soul band the Bellrays; latin musicians Machetres, socially conscious hip-hop groups The Coup and Head-Roc; The Evens (Ian Mackaye and Amy Farina), Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock and even long time activists Wayne Kramer of the MC5 and hosted by Jello Biafra!

With over 60% of the public currently opposed to the war in Iraq, this concert is a fun way we can all come together and demand that this Congress and this administration bring our troops home and start a well over due Ceasefire!

This is a FREE concert, so if you can please send a few bucks our way to help put this show on!

The Operation Ceasefire performer schedule is as follows:

2:05 PM - Machetres
2:30 PM - Living Things
3:18 PM - Joan Baez
3:50 PM - Wayne Kramer and the Bellrays
4:41 PM - Steve Earle
5:31 PM - The Coup
6:23 PM - Sweet Honey in the Rock
7:09 PM - The Evens
7:54 PM - Ted Leo + Pharmacists
8:50 PM - Head Roc
9:37 PM - Thievery Corporation
10:59 PM - Pure Belly Dance
11:27 PM - Bouncing Souls
12:12 AM - Le Tigre

The following speakers will appear between the musical acts: host Jello Biafra, Co-Founder of Gold Star Families for Peace Cindy Sheehan, Representative Lynn Woolsey, Washington Wizard Forward Etan Thomas, Former State Department Officer Ann Wright, national radio commentator Jim Hightower, Fernando Suarez del Solar of Gold Star Families, Reverend Graylan Hagler, Cindy Corrie, Mother of peace activist Rachel Corrie who was killed in the West Bank, Code Pink and Global Exchange Co-Founder Medea Benjamin, the DC Guerilla Poets, Investigative Journalist Greg Palast, Iraq Vets Against the War Co- Founder Michael Hoffman, Anti-Flag drummer Pat Thetic and more.


http://www.opceasefire.org

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