Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Pink Protest Inside Cheney/DeLay Fundraiser

Diane Wilson - co-founder of CODEPINK Women for Peace - protested inside a fundraiser for Tom Delay at which Cheney appeared. Here's what Katie Helms reports on Houston Indy Media:

Katie Heim reports from inside the Westin Oaks Hotel: This evening, as Republicans gathered in the Galleria to raise money for the GOP Diane WIlson, cofounder of Code Pink and author of An Unreasonable Woman infiltrated their ranks. Photos of the banner and arrest. Wilson, who has done work around issues such as the Bhopal distaster and against the Iraq war, got on Delay's RSVP list by donating $50 to his campaign. After speeches by the chairman of the Republican Party and a rousing rendition of "God Bless the USA" Tom Delay himself took the stage. Delay referenced the protesters outside, citing the Socialists and the Progressive Workers parties. Then Cheney himself took the stage. WIlson was about 15 to 20 feet away from the VP when she opened up her black velvet wrap to reveal a banner which read "Corporate Greed Kills-From Bhopal to Bagdad". Conservative moralists nearby grabbed WIlson as she chanted "Corporate Greed Kills, and Iraq kills too!" One GOP member called Wilson a bitch and a whore. Police dragged Wilson out and she's still detained as of this report.

5 comments:

Jaimie said...

Do you have any updates on this as of today, Wednesday?

Rurikid said...

Good show! Do you have a link to this Houston Indymedia article, so that we may also see the photos?

Regards,

Rurikid

Earthling said...

Good show! Do you have a link to this Houston Indymedia article, so that we may also see the photos?

Regards,

Earthling

Artemesia Pax said...

Oh, Crappola, I didn't make it clear that the link to the original is attached to the title of the post.

The link is: http://houston.indymedia.org/news/2005/12/46033.php

I'll be updating the info with a new post on the blog soon.

Artemesia Pax said...

I've updated the info about Diane Wilson after her arrest at the Delay/Cheney fundraiser with a new post about what her status is and some of the background as to why she's in jail at the moment.