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Peace Forum Catching Imagination Around the World

The World Peace Forum 2006, June 23 – 28, will be a showcase of citizen, academic, and government efforts to define and implement world peace. “That’s the message we are taking to the Vancouver City Council’s Standing Committee on Planning and Environment tomorrow afternoon

Fact Sheets for Lobbying Your Congress Member

Take these to a meeting with your Congress Member: PDF.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Wednesday March 8, 2006
UPDATED* BUSH in New Orleans, LA: POTUS visits Gulf Coast at 10:25 AM.
[White House Press Release]

UPDATED* BUSH in Biloxi-Gulfport area, MS: POTUS visits the Gulf Coast
at 1:15 PM. The Bushes visit a Mississippi neighborhood at 1:55 PM.
[White House Press Release]

NEW* BROWNBACK in Washington, DC: Brownback holds a hearing on the
potential effects of a federal income flat tax. [The Note, ABCNEws.com,

Code Pink Demo March 8/Anti-War Rally March 11 in Sacramento

By Dan Bacher

Don't miss these two great anti-war events taking place this week!

Sacramento's New Code Pink Chapter To Demonstrate March 8

When- 11:30 am to 1:00 pm March 8, 2006
Who- Sacramento Code Pink
Where-Capitol Building West Steps
Why- To Protest War & To Celebrate International Women's Day
Contact: 916-206-0288

Sacramento CODEPINK is one of the newest chapters in CODEPink, Women for Peace. On March 8th Sacramento CODEPink will be demonstrating at the Capitol Building in downtown Sacramento to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th from 11:30 to 1:00.

Town Hall Meeting in New York: The War on Iraq Comes Home!

Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1199 Auditorium,
310 W. 43rd St., between 8th and 9th Aves.

The War on Iraq comes home every day to Harlem, Bensonhurst, Sunnyside, West Brighton and Van Cortlandt Park. While US troops and Iraqi civilians suffer and die every day in Iraq, the impact is felt in our neighborhoods.

The war costs NYC $9.9 billion. Ending the war in Iraq is essential to address our city’s every day problems. Our government on every level must reverse the Bush administration’s policies of war before meeting our people’s needs. Come to a town hall meeting to show support for the people who will testify about the daily crisis problems of our communities that go unmet due to Bush's war budget.

Students Say NO to War in Iraq!

Join Cindy Sheehan, Camilo Mejia, Kathy Kelly, and students who've
fought repression and won at Berkeley, SFSU, CCNY, HCC, GMU, Kent
State, Hampton, and Madison, in supporting...

Students Say NO to War in Iraq!
College Not Combat, Troops Out Now!
NATIONAL WEEK OF CAMPUS ACTION
Week of March 13-17*

Student week of action coordinated by the Campus Antiwar Network
http://www.campusantiwar.net

WITHDRAWING US FORCES FROM IRAQ

THE PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS OF THE CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESENTS:
WITHDRAWING US FORCES FROM IRAQ

A Policy Framework, Strategy & Action Plan

Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party

Position Paper No. 1
Progressive Policy to Withdraw US Forces from Iraq and to Support the Reconciliation and Reconstruction of the Iraqi Nation.

The Progressive Caucus strongly recommends that the California Democratic Party (CDP) adopt the following strategic plan of action for withdrawing US Forces from Iraq and, further, urges the CDP to instruct its Democratic National Committee (DNC) representatives to carry the plan forward for formal action as a National Party Policy Paper to:

CIA SUED OVER PREPUBLICATION REVIEW

http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/

A former Central Intelligence Agency employee, Thomas Waters Jr.,
filed a lawsuit against the Agency last week, arguing that publication
of his book had been improperly blocked in the prepublication review
process.

"The Central Intelligence Agency has unlawfully imposed a prior
restraint upon Thomas Waters by obstructing and infringing on his
right to publish his unclassified memoirs and threatening him with

REV. YEARWOOD TO KEYNOTE SPRINGFIELD TOWN HALL MEETING MARKING 3RD ANNIVERSARY OF IRAQ WAR

SPRINGFIELD, MA – Rev. Lennox Yearwood, a Washington, DC-based social and anti-war activist, will be the keynote speaker at a Town Hall Meeting here on Saturday, March 18, that is part of a series of events to mark the third anniversary of the start of the Iraq War.

Rev. Yearwood is the head of the Hip-Hop Caucus, a coalition of national groups doing youth outreach, and has received national recognition for his efforts on behalf of those left homeless by the Gulf Coast disaster. On Feb. 6, he presented testimony outside the Capitol in Washington from still-homeless victims who were being evicted from hotels in the New Orleans area. The event, dubbed “The Katrina Summit,

A Neo-CONNED!™ panel discussion at Busboys & Poets, Washington, DC

First IRAQ, then IRAN?
Avoiding the trap in Iran…
By understanding the war in Iraq.
— featuring —

Ray McGovern , former CIA analyst, author of “Sham Dunk: Cooking Intelligence for the President

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday, March 7, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS delivers makes remarks for Women's
History Month and Celebration of International Women's Day at 10:45 AM.
[White House Press Release]

NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS meets with the Foreign Minister of
Russia at 12:35 PM. He will be joined by Secretary Rice. [White House
Press Release]

NEW* BUSH in Crawford, TX: POTUS and FLOTUS depart the White House at

MAKE MARCH 18 BLAIR'S JUDGEMENT DAY

STOP THE WAR COALITION NEWSLETTER
No 2006/4: March 6
Email office@stopwar.org.uk
Telephone 020 7278 6694

**************************************************
IN THIS NEWSLETTER:
1) MAKE MARCH 18 BLAIR'S JUDGEMENT DAY
2) JUDGEMENT DAY FOR GEORGE BUSH TOO
3) THE IRAQI PEOPLE WANT US OUT
4) US TROOPS SAY GET US OUT OF HERE
5) NOT ONE MORE DEATH
6) IS GOODBYE AMERICA HELLO CIVIL WAR?

Ask Your Congress Member to Support a Study of Depleted Uranium

Rep. McDermott has introduced a bill in Congress, H.R. 2410, The Depleted Uranium Munitions Study Act, which calls for in-depth studies to be conducted on DU and its effects on the health of those exposed to it.

Ask your Congress Member to cosponsor.

The name depleted uranium (DU) implies that a nontoxic material, but nothing could be further from the truth. DU is extremely toxic and has a radioactive half-life of 4.5 billion years. Depleted Uranium is the by-product of nuclear energy production. DU, according to the BBC is “a very heavy substance, 1.7 times denser than lead, and it is highly valued by armies for its ability to punch through armored vehicles. When a weapon made with a DU tip or core strikes a solid object, like the side of a tank, it goes straight through it and then erupts in a burning cloud of vapor. The vapor settles as dust, which is chemically poisonous and also radioactive.

"Depleted Uranium Is A War Crime" Lyrics by Anti-Flag

*U.S. Representative, Jim McDermott: “Depleted Uranium is used on the ends of bullets and on the ends of shells because it is so hard (that) almost any armament is vulnerable to something that is tipped with Depleted Uranium.

Exclusive Release of New Song By Anti-Flag

The political band Anti-Flag has given Afterdowningstreet.org the exclusive release of the unreleased song "Depleted Uranium Is A War Crime" from Anti-Flag's upcoming release "For Blood and Empire."

Listen here: Depleted Uranium Is a War Crime. Here are the lyrics.

Anti-Flag wants you to take action while you're here and write your member of Congress while listening and learning! (The interview segments in the song are from an interview that Justin Sane of Anti-Flag did with Washington State Congressman Jim McDermott, the leader in Congress who is pushing for the study of DU!)

McDermott has introduced a bill in Congress, H.R. 2410, The Depleted Uranium Munitions Study Act, which calls for in-depth studies to be conducted on DU and its effects on the health of those exposed to it. Ask Your Congress Member to Cosponsor. / Learn more about DU. / Keep Reading for more music.

Where to Protest Peacefully

March 2006
BUSH: President Bush will push job training by religious charities and
host a one-day summit in March with corporate leaders and foundations
executives to encourage them to give more money to churches and
religious charities. [Bloomberg, 1/3/05]

Monday, March 6, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS participates in a swearing-in
ceremony for the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Edward

Documents Reveal the Stories of Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay

By Greg Miller, Mark Mazzetti and Josh Meyer, Los Angeles Times

Washington - Forced by a federal court to lift the cloak of secrecy that had long shrouded the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the Pentagon released thousands of pages of documents Friday containing names and other details for hundreds of detainees scooped up after the Sept. 11 attacks.

The records provide the most comprehensive view to date of the Guantanamo prison population, as well as an exhaustive catalog of the U.S. government's charges against detainees who - in page after page of tribunal proceeding transcripts - protest their treatment and proclaim their innocence.

Help a Soldier Out

Zogby says 85% of US Soldiers in Iraq believe the war is revenge for Saddam Hussein's role in 9-11, which of course did not exist. Why not send a soldier or two some useful presents, including some of the evidence listed on the left side of this site? http://www.anysoldier.com/WhereToSend/

Southerners to March April 1 in Atlanta for Peace in Iraq and Justice at Home

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition/Atlanta
www.georgiapeace.org

Contacts: Ann Mauney: 404-373-3864 (h); 404-630-8910 (c); annmauney555@aol.com

Gloria Tatum, 404-374-4098 (c); 404-315-6950 (h); glt33@bellsouth.net

Louise Runyon, 404-634-3891; Louiserunyon@aol.com

ATLANTA, GA. – March 19 marks the third anniversary of President Bush’s unprovoked attack on Iraq and the beginning of the brutal occupation of that country which continues today. As that milestone arrives, millions of people around the world will again mount massive protests against the war.

Peace group to march in protest of Iraq war

Organizer says well-known activist Cindy Sheehan has agreed to participate
Thursday, March 02, 2006
The Mobile Register, AL
By GEORGE WERNETH

A six-day march to protest the war in Iraq will begin March 14 in Mobile, make stops on the Mississippi coast and end in New Orleans, a spokesman for the local chapter of Veterans for Peace announced Wednesday.

The spokesman, Paul Robinson, said that anti-war protester Cindy Sheehan, whose son, Casey, a U.S. soldier, was killed in Iraq, has agreed to participate, although he did not know Wednesday where she would join the march.

Message from Iraqi Oil Workers Union

We have just received word that Faraj Rabat Mizbhan of the independent
Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions is urging trade unionists, peace activists
and opponents of the occupation to demonstrate in their tens of thousands
across the world on 18 March. Basra and Baghdad will also be organizing
demonstrations on the day.

"We are indebted to the people who have raised their voices against the

An open letter to the peace and anti-war movement

Marking the third year of war and occupation one activist sends an open letter to the peace and anti-war movement.

Dear friends in the peace and anti-war movement, I am simply one activist calling you to increase your efforts this March to end the war and occupation.

Another year of war and occupation is about to pass and it is time for people to renew and increase their efforts for peace. It is time to act to show our resistance to warfare and occupation. It is time to dissent against the continued occupation of Iraq and the militaristic policies of the Bush Administration and the cowardly complicit US Congress. It is time to confront The War Machine, The Pentagon.

Where to Protest Peacefully

March 2006
ALLEN in New Hampshire: Sen. George Allen is expected to visit the
state during the month of March. [UnionLeader.com, 1/26/06]

BUSH: President Bush will push job training by religious charities and
host a one-day summit in March with corporate leaders and foundations
executives to encourage them to give more money to churches and
religious charities. [Bloomberg, 1/3/05]

Thursday, March 2, 2006

Reading Gallery

Tired of the crimes, cronyism, and incompetence killing your friends, taking away jobs, and leaving your family without food and medicine? Well, here's some late night reading to send you on your way towards fighting back the next day.

LINK TO GREAT BOOK LIST HERE

Students Rally to Stop the War

Join Cindy Sheehan, Camilo Mejia, Kathy Kelly, and students who've
fought repression and won at Berkeley, SFSU, CCNY, HCC, GMU, Kent
State, Hampton, and Madison, in supporting...

Students Say NO to War in Iraq!
College Not Combat, Troops Out Now!
NATIONAL WEEK OF CAMPUS ACTION
Week of March 13-17*

Student week of action coordinated by the Campus Antiwar Network
http://www.campusantiwar.net

Iraqi Women Make Rare Trip to US

Iraqi Women Make Rare Trip to the US for International Women's Day

Will speak with members of Congress, meet with Cindy Sheehan, and deliver an urgent call for peace to the UN and White House

Two delegation members whose families were killed by US troops were denied visas.

New York, NY – Seven Iraqi women will converge in New York on Sunday, March 5th to begin a speaking tour to educate Americans about the reality in Iraq and meet with UN and US officials to call for a peace plan to end the escalating spiral of violence. The delegation is a diverse group, including Shia, Sunni and Kurdish women - some secular, some religious. All have paid a very high price for the war and occupation of their country, and want to tell their stories to the American people. Unfortunately, two Iraqi women whose families were killed by US troops were denied visas to enter the US as part of the delegation.

ANTI-WAR EVENTS in CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA, MARCH 13-20

March 19th will mark the third anniversary of a war that never should have happened -- a war based on lies that continue to devastate the lives of thousands, both in Iraq and the United States.

Three Years Too Many: March 13 – 22: is a week of local actions taking place throughout the US to end the war and bring the troops home now.

The Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice will be sponsoring the following events locally as part of this national effort coordinated by United for Peace and Justice.

Where to Protest Peacefully

March 2006
ALLEN in New Hampshire: Sen. George Allen is expected to visit the
state during the month of March. [UnionLeader.com, 1/26/06]

BUSH: President Bush will push job training by religious charities and
host a one-day summit in March with corporate leaders and foundations
executives to encourage them to give more money to churches and
religious charities. [Bloomberg, 1/3/05]

Wednesday, March 1, 2006

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