Shuck and Jive

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Peace on the Move in East Tennessee!

As we approach the fourth anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq (March 20), activists in the Tri-cities area are planning a number of events. Democracy Now! Tri-cities has a calendar of progressive events in our area. It is an impressive list. DN! Tri-cities is an excellent blog connecting folks in Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia in order to promote Democracy Now! and to keep it on the air at WETS-89.5 FM. You can catch Democracy Now! weekdays from 6-7 p.m.

Concerned Tennessee Citizens organizes a demonstration on Roan and Mountcastle in Johnson City every Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. According to the latest post, they
had nearly double the number this past Saturday. Join us at 2 p.m. this coming Saturday.

Many of us are going to Washington DC on March 16-17 for the Christian Peace Witness for Iraq. There will be a number of events locally on that weekend. Keep checking ConcernedTNCitizens and Democracy Now! Tri-cities for details.


  1. Wow, thats great! Why is it that Rural TN seems so much more progressive then the cities such as Knoxville and Nashville? Maybe its only a perception.

  2. Hi, Michael -

    Sandra of Concerned TN Citizens and Democracy Now TriCities, here. I think it just seems that there are more progressives in these here parts than the big city. That's partly because there are so few of us, per capita, that it is BIG NEWS when we show up, compared to the more populated areas. We've had some good press coverage lately, and certainly Shuck and Jive has been a big supporter for us. This makes it seem like we are EVERYWHERE - which we are, albeit in smaller numbers! In any case, check out the websites, and let us know if you want to be included on the mailing lists.