Though I will vote tomorrow, not for any of the “major candidates,” however, I want to take time to honor some real patriots who are addressing the real issues in this country. 

Berkeley_protest.jpg  Protesters in Berkeley

In a post last week, I reported on the Berkeley, California city council’s decision to let Code Pink have the parking space in front of a recruiting center for the Marines and the statement of the mayor that resistence to the war is encouraged in that city.

The photograph above is of a group of valiant patriots who blocked the door and were at first not molested by the Berkeley police.  No doubt because of the interference of the Bush regime and its violent police, these peaceful demonstrators were later brutally removed.  Here is part of the story:

Recruiting by the Marines in Berkeley

Friday, three days after the Berkeley CA City Council voted to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Square recruiting station “is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders,” protesters from World Can’t Wait were arrested after chaining themselves to the door of the recruiting station and refusing to leave in an act of non-violent civil resistance. Forty Berkeley police officers in riot formation blocked and violently cleared the street before arresting the orange jumpsuited protesters.

Here is a link to reports about these real patriots:


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