Free Marc Emery: Rally For The Prince of Pot – Saturday, September 19, 2009
By Cannabis Culture – Tuesday, July 21 2009
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.
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.
Marc Emery, Cannabis Culture and WhyProhibtion.ca are calling for worldwide protests again to bring attention to his cause and situation.
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.
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.
Help by planning a rally and organizing with others in their community. Please contact Cannabis Culture (604-689-0590) or Marc directly (email@example.com) if you would like to be a leader of a rally Marc Emery’s name, or help with such a rally in your community, or would attend or make signs. 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.
Vancouver Location: Vancouver Art Gallery (750 Hornby Street), from 2pm-5pm – Saturday, September 19, 2009.
It’s easy to do!
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.