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NY, West Point: West Point Rally - Protest Cheney - Out of Iraq NOW!



West Point

We will begin assembling in and around Veteran's Park in Highland Falls at 8 AM. But to help minimize traffic problems, we urge you to arrive as early possible. Take the Route 218 exit off of Route 9W. Simply stay on Route 218 for one mile to Veteran's Park.

We STRONGLY encourage carpooling as parking in Highland Falls will be at a premium.

Parking locations in Highland Falls:

West Point Visitor’s Center on Main Street (Right near the Thayer Hotel)
Municipal Lot #2 on Main Street (Across the street from the WP Visitor’s Center)
Municipal Lot #1 Behind Town Hall (Corner of Mountain Ave and Main Street)
Highland Falls Middle School (Mountain Ave and School St)

Where: United States Military Academy West Point, 600 Thayer Rd., West Point, NY 10996

Map to Event

March Route

"I had other priorities in the 60's than military service." -- Dick Cheney

And now, Cheney is the keynote speaker at the US Military Academy, sending young courageous officers off to war in his illegally contrived and initiated war.

"This is a first where someone who has never served in the military and has no position in their chain of command has been selected to usher West Point graduates into a war," said Rebecca Rotzler, Deputy Mayor of New Paltz and co-chair of the Green Party of the United States. "The fact that Dick Cheney used deferrments to avoid service during wartime only adds to the insult to this nation and the graduates. Given his lack of credentials, it appears that Cheney was chosen for his leading role in maintaining and expanding the pattern of lies that have kept our men and women killing and dying in Iraq. We will gather on May 26th to protest against Dick Cheney and his criminal, impeachable conduct."

On May 26, 2007, Dick Cheney is the featured speaker at the West Point Graduation. In the prior two years, Mr.
Rumsfeld and President Bush spoke.

As residents of Orange County and the Hudson Valley, we feel morally obligated to continue to protest the war in
Iraq and to show this administration that people in this region will NOT accept the perpetuation of this war.

Dick Cheney announced at the onset of the war that it will not end in our lifetime. We are assembling before the
future leaders of the American military to say that in their best interests, and in ours as a nation, and as a people, we will not allow Cheney's dire prophecy to be fulfilled.

Allowing Vice President Cheney to appear in our region without protest is tantamount to support of this war and a condoning of current American foreign policy. As we refuse to be complicit, we will be heard. Help us organize the largest action the Hudson Valley has seen - unify in concerted opposition to this war.

Activists are assembling at Veteran's Park in nearby Highland falls at 8:30 a.m. for a march to the Thayer Gate into West Point. Speakers and music will begin at 9am. The march will follow a circular route back to Veteran's Park.

Bush, Cheney and every other pro-war politician -- which means anyone who is for prolonging the Iraq war -- will feel the pressure of the Turn Up the Heat campaign in the weeks and months to come.


CONTACT: Orange County Democratic Peace Alliance
Michael Sussman, 845-469-3581, phone/fax 845-294-3991 and 845-294-1623
Bennett Weiss, 845-569-8662
Steve Greenfield, 845-255-2516, 845-532-0280

Speaking Events



August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.


September 22-24: No War 2017 at American University in Washington, D.C.


October 28: Peace and Justice Studies Association Conference

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