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Informational Picket Against War Toys in Easter Baskets, Sunday at 3pm

Announcement of an informational picket and demonstration against marketing violent war toys in Easter Baskets, at Capitola Kmart this Sunday, March 16, 3pm. Fight the war machine on *all* levels!
Free the Easter Bunny!
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Protests are intensifying over the arrival of heavily armed soldiers at Kmarts, Walmarts, and Rite Aids around the country. The soldiers are not guarding the retail giants from attack. They are toy soldiers armed with assault rifles and machine guns, and they have replaced the traditional front-and-center chocolate bunny in children's Easter baskets. Whether the Christian holiday or the pre-Christian Ostara is your style, Easter is a holiday about life, birth, rebirth, joy, and above all peace.

In New York on Sunday, a 28-year-old mother was arrested at the Astor Place Kmart in downtown Manhattan. She was wearing a sweater fringed with cellophane grass, white pants, plush slippers, fuzzy white rabbit ears.

Amy Hamilton-Thibert, the 28 year old mom arrested Sunday, and other activists across the nation, are calling for demonstrations at every Kmart that is still carrying the baskets, this Sunday, at 3pm. Kmart corporate has decided to let each local store decide whether or not to carry the baskets, so our demonstration could really have an effect.

Join us, 3pm, outside the Kmart on 41st avenue in Capitola, just east of Highway 1. Bring your bunny ears, non-violent spirits, and creative signs!

Sponsored by Santa Cruz County Friends of Chocolate Bunnies.

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"A camouflaged sandy-haired soldier with an American-flag arm patch stands alert in a teal, pink, and yellow basket beneath a pretty green-and-purple bow. Within a doll-arm's reach are a machine gun, rifle, hand grenade, large knife, pistol, and round of ammunition. In the next basket a buzz-cut blond with a snazzy dress uniform hawks over homeland security, an American eagle shield on his arm, and a machine gun, pistol, Bowie knife, two grenades, truncheon, and handcuffs at the ready."


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