News Release

Civil Resistance at White House Led by Veterans

White House protest Dec. 16, 2010Military veterans will lead a nonviolent act of civil resistance at the White House Thursday, Dec. 16, at 10:00 a.m. to protest the ongoing U.S. wars and occupations. Veterans For Peace organizers expect this to be the largest veteran-led resistance since the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan began.

Among the scheduled participants: Daniel Ellsberg, who leaked the Pentagon Papers; Mike Ferner, Veterans For Peace national president; Leah Bolger, Veterans For Peace vice president and retired Navy commander; Ray McGovern, retired CIA official; Coleen Rowley, FBI whistleblower; and Chris Hedges, author and former New York Times war correspondent.

See: stopthesewars.org

There will be a news conference Wednesday, Dec. 15, 3:00 p.m., Institute for Policy Studies, 1112 16th St. NW, Suite 600, Washington, D.C.

For interviews, contact:
Mike Ferner
Ray McGovern
Coleen Rowley
Linda Wiener
Ellen Davidson

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167