CANNABIS CULTURE – Join ‘The Worldwide Rally For The Prince of Pot’, and show your support for Marc Emery, the marijuana activist who is going to jail in the United States for FIVE YEARS for selling marijuana seeds and funding the cannabis movement.
Join us on September 19th, at 2PM in front of The Canadian Embassy at 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2, to show your support for Marc Emery.
Marc is expected to be sentenced in the Seattle Federal Court of Ricardo Martinez on or around Monday, September 21. The plea agreement is for a 5-year sentence in US Federal Prison. The global rallies in support of Marc will be on Saturday, September 19th — join the Facebook page!
Marc Emery is a well-known activist, Vancouver retail store owner, and editor of Cannabis Culture Magazine. He was raided by Canadian police and the US DEA on July 29th, 2005,
and arrested for selling marijuana seeds over the Internet.
On September 10th 2005, over 40 demonstrations were held around the world to protest Marc’s arrest for extradition to the United States. Locations included Moscow, Prague, Wellington, Sydney, Mexico City, Paris, and London.
In Canada, Marc would like his supporters from every community in the country to hold a rally at their local Government of Canada building. The government of Canada is responsible for the marijuana prohibition, as well as signing off on Marc’s extradition. We are hoping for organizers to come forward to host major rallies in support of Marc at US consulates in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, and the US Embassy in Ottawa. (Vancouver, BC Location: Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby Street from 2pm-5pm)
In the United States, we hope for a rally in all 50 States in as many cities and towns at Canadian Consulates, local courthouses, DEA offices, Justice Department offices, or a main intersections for maximum visibility to your community.
Across the globe, we hope for a rally in every country we can find a supporter to lead a rally, wherever on the earth they may be, at Canadian embassies or consulates, courthouses, or main intersections.
Help by planning a rally and organizing with others in their community. Please contact Cannabis Culture (604-689-0590) or Marc and Jeremiahs directly (firstname.lastname@example.org and Jeremiah@cannabisculture.com) if you would like to organize and host the event or if you want to know who to contact in your area.
It’s easy to do!
– Click here to DOWNLOAD POSTERS for the Worldwide Rally For the Prince of Pot
– Read the article HOW TO HOLD A PROTEST by Cannabis Culture Magazine
– Read the article RALLY TOOLS by Cannabis Culture Magazine
Marc Emery writes:
Pick the place for the rally first. The main courthouse in town is a good place. A busy intersection where you will be seen, or on the sidewalk by any US or Canadian embassy or consulate or a federal building on a main avenue are excellent rally sites. You don’t need any permits. Posters & signs should be prepared and the rally should start at 2.00 pm and go to 5 pm. Chants should be developed; like “Free Marc Emery”, “No Prison For Pot”, “No More Drug War”, “Stop the violence, end prohibition”, “Register to vote, Win the Right To Toke” and, well, you’ll think of many, they are fun. But practice them before hand.
Make your signs legible and clear, check spelling beforehand. People walking with signs while chanting slogans of cannabis liberation is fine for the whole 2 or 3 hours, but you can add speakers every 20 minutes or so to change it up. Campaigning for Ron Paul in 2007, I learned that a sign saying “Google Ron Paul” was very effective in drawing passers-by attention to his videos or philosophy. A sign at each rally saying “Google Marc Emery and his work for freedom” or something like that will be helpful in expanding awareness.
* Free Marc Emery
* Google Marc Emery
* No Jail For Prince of Pot
* Free Anti-Prohibition Activist Marc Emery
* Free Cannabis Culture Leader Marc Emery
* DEA out of __________ (your country or town here)
* End Prohibition
* No More Drug War
* No Prison For Pot
The purpose of signs is to stir the mind of any passersby who might Google ‘Marc Emery’, ‘Prohibition’, or ‘Drug War’.
It is important to inform your local media of the rally and its purpose, why you support Marc Emery. Tell them the extradition of a non-violent Canadian to an American prison is WRONG! Address the fact the DEA (US Drug Enforcement Administration) is in your country also, and should be expelled.
One of the under-currents of a worldwide rally, especially with substantial US participation, is to ease the anger many Canadians may feel towards Americans once I am incarcerated. Improperly directed anger will be counter-productive to the cause. If American rally support is significant, Canadians will see Americans as fellow warriors and victims in the drug war. The risk is that there will be a lot of unproductive America-bashing by Canadians after my sentencing and while I am incarcerated. Anger and indignation should be channeled against the drug war that exists everywhere on Earth, and towards the politicians that make these injustices and cruelties happen.
Find out why Marc is cutting a deal with US prosecutors.
Find out more about Marc’s fight against extradition at NoExtradition.net.
To help Marc further, all supporters are encouraged to write a polite, sensitive letter to his sentencing judge, Ricardo Martinez, in the federal court in Seattle, pleading for leniency.
Send letters to:
Honorable Ricardo S. Martinez
700 Stewart Street
Find out more about Judge Martinez here: http://depts.washington.edu/civilr/martinez.htm
Send us your Facebook, MySpace, or website pages for the rally in your city (email@example.com) and we will post links to them here.