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24 June Demonstration - Invest in Health Not War, Global Demonstrations

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Global Demonstrations & Events for 24 June 2004

Demonstrations will be taking place at United States Embassies and Consulates.

Activists will be sending out press releases as well as writing letters to Daniel R. Coats at the Embassy of the United States in Berlin.


Organisers will be meeting with US Government representatives and faxing the White House and US Embassies/Consulates.

South Africa
Demonstrations will be taking place in East London, Cape Town and Johannesburg. The offices at Makhado (formerly Louis Trichardt) and Nelspruit will be leading seminars.

  • In the Eastern Cape, demonstrators will convene at the TAC Provincial Office, 256 Oxford Street, East London at 10 am, followed by a march to City Hall at 11 am.
  • The Western Cape contingent will gather on Keizergracht at 9 am, followed by a march to the US Consulate, Monte Carlo Building, on Heerengracht, where an official will receive TAC's memorandum between 12:30 and 12:45 pm.
  • The Gauteng Province will begin demonstrations at the US Consulate, 1 River St, Killarney (opposite Killarney Mall) at 11 am.
  • In KwaZulu Natal there will be a demonstration at the US Consulate in Durban. Participants will march from GUGU Dlamini Park at 10:30am to US Consulate at 303 West Street.
  • A public meeting will take place in Limpopo in Edu Park behind Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane from 9:30am.

Thai Activists will be meeting outside the US Embassy in Bangkok at 1pm to present the Ambassador Darryl N. Johnson with a memorandum from TAC.

United States
Demonstrations will be lead by HealthGAP and ACTUP across the country.

  • Nine demonstrations sponsored by HealthGAP will be taking place in 8 cities, including in 6 electoral "swing states" (Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Hampshire, Michigan, New York and Washington State)and across the US, which will include going to Bush/Cheney campaign HQ's in New York and Virginia. Demonstrators are bringing a giant $15 billion check (made out to "Big Pharma and right-wing extremists") to the campaign offices, marked "return to sender" and will be taking it inside.
  • And from ACTUP/New York: "We'll be bringing 5 funeral wreaths, one for each year of Bush's presidency, to represent the number of people who have died from AIDS under his watch to the New York County Republican Committee. We will be having a rally and delivering the wreaths to the office with a statement from both our group and the statement the TAC has put out. It will be a short, fun, and energetic action!

    So the rally will be:
    When: Thursday, June 24 at 1pm
    Where: SE corner of 83rd and Madison
    Why: To protest Bush's deadly AIDS policies."

Organisers will be meeting with US Government representatives and faxing the White House and US Embassies/Consulates.

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