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Monday, May 15, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS makes Remarks at the Annual Peace
Officers' Memorial Service at 12:00 PM. [White House Press Release]

NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS addresses the nation on the
immigration compromise at 8:00 PM. [White House Press Release]

NEW* MEHLMAN in Washington, DC: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman addresses the
International Democrat Union (closed press) meeting. [The Note,

HUGO CHAVEZ TO VISIT BRIAN HAW IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE

MONDAY 15 MAY, around 4pm, PARLIAMENT SQUARE

The President of Venezuela has been invited to visit Brian Haw, the
Parliament Square peace protestor, when he goes to Parliament this
afternoon to meet with MPs.

The Venezuelan President has been invited in person by supporters of
Brian Haw who met him at a meeting on Sunday 14 May hosted by the Mayor
of London and MPs organizing the meeting in Parliament have urged him to

Emergency Global Action: May 16th

http://www.uscampaignforburma.org

UN Security Council MUST Act in Burma to Stop Attacks on Civilians

Free Burma activists around the world are organizing global action to respond to the attacks on innocent civilians in eastern Burma pepetrated by the ruling military junta. The attacks -- the largest in ten years -- have resulted in 15,500 persons being driven from their homes.

The United Nations Security Council, responsible for maintaining international peace and security, has avoided its clear responsibility to end these attacks. We are organizing protests in front of embassies of the Burmese military junta and governmental buildings around the world to demand immediate UN Security Council action.

Christian fascist youth training

Now available in local stadiums or at Liberty University, where John McCain just spoke.

Chris Matthews Talks Sense for First Time on Record: Rightwing Blog Throws Fit

Matthews: "Cindy Sheehan More Representative of Most People's Thinking"
Posted by Mark Finkelstein
http://newsbusters.org/node/5351

psychosis: 'A severe mental illness in which the person has lost contact with reality."

OK, I'm not kidding: judging from tonight's episode of Hardball, either the MSM is psychotic, or I am. You be the armchair psychiatrist. [Where should we make your appointment?]

Never Say Never Nancy! Accountability Is Not Negotiable!

www.backbonecampaign.org

Impeachment is a tool for defending the Constitution.

Contrary to recent statements by Democratic Party leadership, impeachment is a matter of principle, not mere politics. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her colleagues swore an oath to "defend the Constitution." Americans and the health of our democracy depend on them standing by that promise.

This week, contrary to her oath, Leader Pelosi placed political calculus before Constitutional principle. She stated to the Democratic caucus and the press that Democrats will not impeach Bush and Cheney, even if Democrats win a majority in Congress, and even asserted her opposition to the minimal measure of censure. Read this article about Pelosi's position:

CODE PINK at the White House

The moon is up now, and the threatened rain did not appear (at least, not yet). The mood is quieter now, but earlier there was joy and music and dancing as hundreds celebrated the coming end to the war in Iraq.

We believe we can do this; we believe that the American people understand, finally, and completely, what must happen.

America is awake, and the pink energy is alive and moving us forward.

Protest Cheney in Sacramento

Protest Dick Cheney’s Corruption of Our Political Process
Monday, May 22
11:00 AM
Sacramento Hyatt°©1209 J St.

Please Join the California Nurses Association…..
Protest Dick Cheney’s Corruption of Our Political Process
And Rally for CNA’s November, 2006 statewide ballot initiative for Clean Money Elections in California.

Monday, May 22
11:00 AM
Sacramento Hyatt°©1209 J St.

Halliburton on the Run! Post Rally Event

Halliburton On The Run!
Teach In / Press event

WED, MAY 17TH, 2006
5:30pm-7:00pm
Mayflower Congregational Church
3901 NW 63rd Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(OPEN TO THE PUBLIC)

Event to present & discuss actions taken at the
Halliburton Annual Shareholders' Meeting in Duncan, OK,
on Wednesday morning, May 17 (same day).

Special Guests:
(Several panelists will have attended the actual shareholders’ meeting)

Let Pelosi Know That Impeachment Is Good for Democrats

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi has instructed the Democratic Caucus and promised the corporate media that the Democrats will not impeach Bush and Cheney even if they win a majority in Congress. Of course, such timidity is the most likely way for the Democrats to NOT win a majority in Congress. While 90% of Democrats and 81% of Independents disapprove of Bush in the latest Harris poll, only 67% of Republicans approve of him. Every poll done on impeachment (http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/polling ) shows very strong support among Democrats and weak opposition among Republicans. Moreover, an off-year election is won by inspiring your side to turn out in higher numbers, and nothing inspires anti-Republican voters like impeachment. Here's an article about Pelosi's position:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/pelosi

Here's where you can send her your own thoughts:
sf.nancy@mail.house.gov

The Gift of Peace for Mother's Day

Published on Friday, May 12, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
by Medea Benjamin

It's true. Mothers Day was NOT invented by Hallmark. Or by 1-800-FLOWERS or even Sees Candies. In fact, Julia Ward Howe, the woman credited with initiating Mothers Day in 1870, would have been appalled by its crass commercialism. Were she alive today, Julia probably would have told her kids to dispense with the roses and chocolates, and instead join her in an anti-war rally. Yes, Julia Ward Howe was a peacenik.

Susan Sarandon, Cindy Sheehan, Randi Rhodes, Dolores Huerta, Patch Adams Will Lead 24-Hour Mother’s Day Peace Vigil

www.codepinkalert.org

Mothers nationwide call for peace in Iraq and Iran

SAN FRANCISCO / WASHINGTON - May 11 - This weekend, on May 13-14, 2006, celebrities, peace activists, mothers and families will gather in front of the White House from 3pm on Saturday until 3pm on Sunday to call for an end to the war in Iraq and stand against a military attack on Iran. Actress Susan Sarandon, Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan, Reverend Yearwood of the Hip Hop Caucus, journalist Randi Rhodes, singer/songwriter Jill Sobule, labor leader Dolores Huerta, and doctor/clown Patch Adams are among the hundreds who will participate.

Open Letter to President George Walker Bush

Mr. President:

We the signatories of this letter have dedicated our lives to studying the Middle East and it is in that capacity and as concerned citizens that we write to strongly oppose and warn against the military option in Iran. As the International Atomic Energy Agency has found no evidence of research or diversion of materials toward atomic weapons in Iran, concerns about future dual use of nuclear technology ought to be addressed in face to face negotiations. Such alternative venues as coercive diplomacy and military action will lead to further militarization and pressures on civil society at the expense of the democratic movement in Iran. The extreme right of the political spectrum of that country will be the sole beneficiary of such policies. The catastrophic regional and global consequences of escalating this crisis will not serve the interests of the United States, the course of democratic development in Iran, or the cause of global peace. SIGN ON:
http://antiwarpetition.com/

Now Is the Time for a Left-Right Alliance

A rebel alliance already exists that could stop Bush administration attacks on the Constitution
by Thomas R. Eddlem

I'm currently a life member of the John Birch Society and formerly served on the staff of the organization for 13 years.

So why should any left-winger reading this care a fig about what I have to say?

Because of a conversation I had with another conservative magazine writer recently. In frustration at the unconstitutional excesses of the Bush administration, I blurted out to him: "The only people doing any good out there are the people at Air America." I expected to shock him with the statement, but his two-word reply shocked me: "And MoveOn.org."

Screwin' Up My Country Blues

By John Perry

Play it and sing along! mp3

Mother's call for peace still resonates

Pioneer Press, MN
LAURA BILLINGS

Her hoop skirt wouldn't fit in today's standard-issue minivan, and still Julia Ward Howe seems to be enjoying a fashionable comeback this Mother's Day.

Howe is best remembered by history buffs as the woman who wrote the words that became "The Battle Hymn of the Republic," the fiery Civil War anthem first published in the Atlantic Monthly in 1862.

Not so widely known is that eight years later, the woman who wrote "Let us die to make men free" wanted to end war forever. Having seen and survived the violence and economic devastation of the Civil War, Howe dreaded the gathering storm of the Franco-Prussian war. In Boston 1870, she delivered a "Mother's Day Proclamation for Peace," 274 words in which she envisioned "a great and earnest day of counsel" in which mothers of all nationalities would arrive "at the means the great human family can live in peace."

Beyond Treason

A William Lewis Film
1 hr 28 min 51 sec - posted on site 05/11/06

Depleted Uranium weapons and the Golf War Syndrom! What the Department of Defense doesn't want you to know

Department of Defense documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act expose the horrific underworld of the disposable army mentality and the government funded experimentation upon US citizens conducted without their knowledge or consent.

Conscientious Objectors from Around the World Gather in Washington DC and New York to Oppose Global War

CONTACT: Operation Refuse War
Steve Theberge, 212.228.0450 / youth@warresisters.org

NEW YORK - May 11 - From May 11th to 16th, US conscientious objectors (CO's) and CO's from around the world will gather in New York City and Washington DC for Operation Refuse War, a week of conferences, demonstrations, and actions in celebration of International Conscientious Objectors Day, May 15th.

Operation Refuse War will be an opportunity for conscientious objectors, anti-war activists, and military families to come together to share strategies and build community. Participants are coming from South Korea, Eritrea, Colombia, Peru, El Salvador, Canada, Britain, Israel, Macedonia, Bosnia, Germany, and across the United States. This week of action will highlight the difficulties that current conscientious objectors face as well as help build relationships and connections between the various communities within the anti-war movement. In addition, Operation Refuse War will bring together international and American conscientious objectors to share their experiences and ideas with the public.

Mothers Day Vigil in Ohio

Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition
PO Box 20085 Toledo, OH 43620
419.242.7317
www.nwopc.org

Contact: peggy daly-masternak 419.536.2609 peggydm@earthlink.net

Like the First Mother’s Day in 1870, Women Today Mourn War Dead, Plea for Peace

Mother’s Day Vigil, Sunday May 14, corner of Secor and Central from Noon to 1:30pm.

We ask all who attend to wear black and stand silently during this event.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Friday, May 12, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS addresses the nation on the
immigration compromise at 8:00 PM. [White House Press Release]

NEW* ALLEN in Various, VA: Senator George Allen travels to
Charlottesville, Dolphin, and Lawrenceville, VA this weekend. [The Note,
ABCNews.com, 05/12/06]

NEW* ROMNEY in Grand Rapids, MI: Governor Mitt Romney addresses the
"Salute to West Michigan Business" awards luncheon at 12:00 PM. [The

Get Ready to Block Recruitment

Join conscientious objectors and antiwar activists in a demonstration at the Franklin Court U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Center on Monday, May 15, at 4:00 p.m. This portal to empire and war is located at 1099 14th St NW, which is near the corner of 14th & L Streets. This event is part of the activities associated with "Operation Refuse War."
http://www.warresisters.org/op-refuse-war.htm

http://www.centeronconscience.org/orw/index.shtml

DEMONSTRATION IN LEXINGTON VA AGAINST DONALD RUMSFELD

Tuesday, May 16, 10:30 a.m. - 12 noon
Lexington, VA

Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense is speaking at the VMI commencement on May 16.

Bring signs and banners addressed to Donald Rumsfeld.

We urge you to help us with a LARGE PRESENCE. When he comes to our neighborhood, we are obliged to let him know what we think.

Please keep our presence focused on our feelings about the current administration, and not on VMI.

Protest Neocon Warhawk Frank Gaffney, Project For A New American Century

11:30am, May 16th
Omni Charlotte Hotel, 132 E. Trade St., Charlotte, NC.

Frank Gaffney is a key player in the Project For A New American Century (http://www.newamericancentury.org ), the architects of Bushs endless war for empire, leader of a rightwing think tank and a weekly columnist and commentator. See his bio.

Barbara Lee Responds to Reports of New NSA Domestic Spying

(Washington, DC) - Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-Oakland) released the following statement in response to news reports today that the Bush administration authorized another secret NSA program to monitor the telephone calls of Americans:

"I am deeply concerned by new evidence that the Bush administration is conducting warrantless surveillance of Americans, and I fear that, left unchallenged, President Bush's actions will do lasting damage to the Constitution and the principles upon which this nation was founded.

Come protest Fox News propagandists at the May 18, 2006 UPFRONT BROADCASTING CONVENTION

Fox Presentation
New York City Center Theatre
131 West 55th Street
Between 6th & 7th
New York, NY

Those of us who work in the TV industry know this conference is a very big
deal, and posh event for the Networks to impress the advertisers, show off
their new shows airing next fall, and sell hundreds of millions in
commercial air time. May 18 is Fox Network's Upfront convention ad sales day.

The Media Is the Farmland

MARK DUNAU, A FARMER IN UPSTATE NEW YORK,
spoke his truth when he mowed "No War" between his family's fields of vegetables. Mark comments, "Lies make the soul sick, particularly lies about war. This terrestrial crop circle was my way of striking a blow for freedom and healing myself. A local pilot flew me over my farm so I could take the photograph."

The photograph was passed from one friend to another, eventually finding its way to Karen Kerney, art director for the Syracuse Cultural Workers. Karen took the farmer’s message and created a global design for peace. Says Karen, "What struck me about the photo was its combination of beauty, simplicity, and that distinctly American tradition of speaking out."

Karen and Mark have given us a global message of peace that is easily shared.

To order a poster, postcards or note cards, click here.

Nashville Peace Coalition Plans Protest of Laura Bush Visit

By Chris Lugo, Tennessee Independent Media Center

Code Pink and the Nashville Peace Coalition Urge Laura Bush to Honor All Mothers and Stop Killing Our Kids

Nashville, TN: Members of Code Pink and the Nashville Peace Coalition have called for a protest on Thursday, May 11th on the occasion of Laura Bush addressing the student body and general community at Vanderbilt University. The protesters are encouraged to gather between 8am and 8:30am. First Lady Bush is expected to begin speaking at 9am. Protesters are planning to gather on the public sidewalk on West End Avenue at 23rd Street to call for an end to the war in Iraq.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Thursday, May 11, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS meets with Chinese Human Rights
Activists at 10:55 AM. [White House Press Release]

NEW* PATAKI in New York, NY: Governor Pataki joins actress and
filmmaker Rosie Perez in a proclamation ceremony for National Puerto
Rican Day Parade Month. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 05/11/06]

NEW* ROMNEY in Newport, RI: Governor Mitt Romney attends a closed press

Protest the War in Parliament Square

After the Home Office won its appeal on 8 May, the Serious Organised
Crime and Police Act 2005 (SOCPA) does now apply to Brian. Although
Brian is still in Parliament Square, the police now have his protest in
their control along with everyone elses!

PEOPLE WILL GATHER ON PARLIAMENT SQUARE ON SUNDAY 14 MAY AT 12 NOON

TO SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH BRIAN AND TO CELEBRATE HIS ACHIEVEMENT OF
SPEAKING OUT 24/7 FOR NEARLY 5 YEARS.

HOWARD ZINN & Dr.GINO STRADA To Speak on the Theme: “JUST WAR"

Friday, May 12, from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
3300 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles

American historian and activist Howard Zinn and Italian surgeon and
author Gino Strada will be featured in a symposium on the theme: JUST WAR.

Contact: Marco Rambaldo: 323-3507800 or emergency_la@yahoo.com

Strada’s presentation will illustrate EMERGENCY’s work world wide,

Speaking Events

January 10 and 11:
Events in Washington DC to present a petition telling president elect to end wars:
https://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=12501

January 20-21 Occupy the Inauguration
 
January 29 David Swanson speaking in Arlington, Va.
 
February David Swanson debating a war supporter in Boston, Mass.
 
April 21-23 UNAC's annual conference in Richmond, Va.

April 29 possible multi-issue protest in DC.

Find Events Here.

 

 

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