CodePink’s Medea Benjamin “freezes” at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station. (Photo: Thomas Good / NLN)

Stop-Action Action

By William Blum / March 23, 2008

Washington, DC – Freeze! No, it wasn’t the police or the FBI breaking into a house and yelling at a bunch of dangerous radicals. It was a hundred dangerous radicals telling the White House and the Pentagon to freeze their crimes against humanity — five years of heartless destruction of a five thousand year civilization.

The radicals were at Union Station in Washington mingling with a crowd of commuters on March 18. At a set moment they all ceased any motion and stood in place, unmoving and silent, to the surprise and confusion of the commuters. At the five-minute mark they all began chanting “Rise up! End the War!” Many commuters joined in. It was a marvelous moment.

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Freeze Action in Washington, D.C. on March 23, 2008.

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