Let the anti-celebration begin


Katharine Mieszkowski
January 15, 2005 2:30AM (UTC)

Safe to say that roughly half the country won't exactly be in a partying mood on Jan. 20. There will be plenty of activities to keep the less-than-festive busy.

The counter-inaugural next week won't just be observed by protesters in Washington. At Counter-inaugural.org there are some 60 events planned around the country to lament the official start of the next four years under the Bush administration.

Advertisement:

In New Orleans, mourners will participate in a traditional jazz funeral. For a mock inauguration in Anchorage, AK, protestors are invited to "dress as your outrage." And in Portland, OR, self-professed "tinfoil hat conspiracy theorists" will unite to wear, what else, tinfoil hats.

Others are calling for everyone in Anywhere, Any City to observe Not One Damn Dime Day, on January 20th, boycotting consumer spending as a protest against the war in Iraq: "There's no rally to attend. No marching to do. No left- or right-wing agenda to rant about. On Not One Damn Dime Day you take action by doing nothing. You open your mouth by keeping your wallet closed."


Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

MORE FROM Katharine Mieszkowski

Related Topics ------------------------------------------

War Room

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •