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LATINO PEACE PILGRIMAGE COMES TO VENTURA COUNTY

WHAT: The Oxnard/Ventura segment of the MARCH FOR PEACE IN IRAQ. The march is a Gandhi-inspired foot journey from Tijuana to San Francisco to ensure that Latino voices of opposition to the war are heard across the Americas. Sponsored in Ventura County by Veterans for Peace and Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions/CPR.

WHO: Fernando Suárez del Solar, whose Marine Corps son was among the first US soldiers to die in the Iraq War; Pablo Paredes, a Navy seaman who was court-martialed for refusing to board an Iraq-bound ship; Camilo Mejía, who chose military prison over redeployment in Iraq; and Aidan Delgado, who applied for and was granted conscientious objector status while stationed at Abu Ghraib prison.

MARCH FOR PEACE- CSUN/SAN FERNANDO VALLEY/OXNARD

MARCH 20, 2006 (MON.) 9:AM-7:PM (Updated 3/8/06)

WHAT: CSU Northridge and the San Fernando Valley (SFV) and will be one
segment, among many, of a 241-mile long March for Peace. The SVF March for
Peace segment will start with a rally/demonstration at CSU Northridge
sponsored by MECHA and other student groups and march from CSUN to Cesar
Chavez Park in the City of San Fernando. The march is inspired by Ghandi's

Keeping Santa Cruz Weird!

PLEASE NOTE!! for the event below, Scott Ritter, Faiza Al-Araji, Pablo Paredes, and Fernando Suarez will now be joined by Medea Benjamin (the co-founder of Code Pink and Global Exchange) and Ray Mc Govern (a former CIA analyst, currently working to expose the Bush regime). Be there!

Saturday March 25th, from 2:30-4:30 PM, Vets Hall, Santa Cruz!!

Please join us in this incredible opportunity to hear the Iraqi Women Speak Out Tour with:

Hip hop minister issues call for action

Have a heart for Katrina survivors: Join Katrina March on Washington 3/14
By CC Campbell-Rock, San Francisco Bay View

Explaining why he interrupted Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff during a Congressional hearing on Feb. 17, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr. of the Hip Hop Caucus said, “I just couldn’t take the lies any more.

March

 

  March
    By David Swanson
    t r u t h o u t | Exclusive Report

    Saturday 11 March 2006

    The month of March is the time for marching. The cherry buds and articles of impeachment will be emerging soon in Washington. On the Gulf Coast, Mardi Gras hangovers and media interest in hurricane victims are wearing off. The 20th of this month will be the third anniversary of the war and the 36th International Earth Day.

Anti-war protest planned for Rice visit to UK

London, March 8, IRNA

Peace campaigners are holding a mass protest in Liverpool, north-west England, to coincide with this weekend's expected visit by US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

The exact dates of Rice's planned three-day visit is being kept secret to avoid demonstrations, but the local Merseyside branch of the Stop the War Coalition told IRNA they were holding a rally outside Liverpool town hall on Saturday.

Peregrinación Por La Paz

Greater Los Angeles Route – March 16-20, 2006

The 241-mile March for Peace from Tijuana to San Francisco
This quest for peace, in homage to Mahatma Gandhi’s historic 1930 Salt March, will start in Tijuana, Mexico, go through the Marine Corps Depot at Camp Pendleton and the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA (near Tehachapi), and end in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony and blood drive. The March will begin on March 12, arrive at La Paz on March 22, and culminate in San Francisco on March 27. The leaders through Los Angeles are Fernando Suarez del Solar, whose son, Jesus, was one of the first Latinos to die in the Iraq War, and Pablo Paredes, U.S. Navy sailor who was court-martialed for refusing to board his ship carrying Marines bound for Iraq.

Global Agenda for a Peaceful Future

STAR OF HOPE
Global Agenda for a Peaceful Future

By John McConnell: 90 year old founder of Earth Day.

Faced with a growing global danger of total catastrophe, we need a worldwide agenda that will enable us to continue the human adventure.

The original Earth Day (March 21, 1970) followed two events I was responsible for -- the global Minute for Peace (December 22, 1963) and my Star of Hope Satellite proposal which obtained front page attention around the world in 1957.

National Hip Hop Political Convention

jay woodson (215) 868-8377 dashrinc@yahoo.com

Slam War!!!

WASHINGTON - March 9 - "Now, it should be incandescently clear that no one who has any concern for the integrity and life of America today can ignore the present war." Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1967

Over 4 years after U.S. centers of military and financial imperialism were attacked, the U.S. military and coalition forces continue to occupy Afghanistan and Iraq.

MEETING FACE TO FACE: IRAQI LABOR LEADERS TOUR THE U.S., a documentary

WASHINGTON, D.C. PREMIERE SCREENING - JUST RELEASED

Wed., March 15 - The Ides of March
AFL-CIO - 815 16th St. NW
Peace Fair/Reception - 6 pm
Movie - 7 pm
Discussion - 7:30 pm
Afterwards: Candlelight walk to the White House

SEE: A 30-min. movie on the June 2005 tour of six Iraqi labor leaders
to 25 U.S. cities, sponsored by U.S. Labor Against the War. This
documentary captures the energy and emotions of the tour while

Defend Free Speech on Campus

Below is my letter to the President of PACE University. Send your own to president@pace.edu

Learn more at http://www.traprockpeace.org/pace_repression/

http://www.campusantiwar.net

To President David A. Caputo

From David Swanson

I visited your university a couple of years ago for a presidential
candidates debate, and the whole event was very well done. I still have a
Pace sweatshirt. But I will feel less comfortable wearing it, knowing that
you are charging two of your students with freedom of speech and assembly.
These are not crimes, but protected rights under the first amendment to the
US Constitution.

Where to Protest Peacefully

March 9 -12, 2006
ALLEN, BARBOUR, BROWNBACK, FRIST, HUCKABEE, McCAIN and ROMNEY in Memphis, TN: The Southern Republican Leadership Conference will take place at The Peabody Hotel. [www.srlc.org]

Friday, March 10, 2006
UPDATED* McCAIN in Memphis, TN: Senator McCain speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference at The Peabody Hotel, at 10:00 PM. [WashingtonPost.com, 02/13/06]

NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS meets with the President of Peru at 11:15 AM. [First Read, www.msnbc.msn.com, 03/10/06]

Rice Bags Defeat Nuclear Weapons

In the 1950s, the interfaith peace organization Fellowship of Reconciliation launched an ambitious campaign to challenge the American people and government to look beyond politics and to feed the hungry. They organized a “Feed Thine Enemy

Iraqi Novelist Haifa Zangana: U.S. Troops Must Withdraw Now

DEMOCRACY NOW!

Zangana, a former prisoner under the Baathist regime in Iraq, speaks out against the occupation and increasing violence in Iraq. She also warns that hundreds of Iraqi academics have been assassinated since the war began.
Listen/Watch/Read

Where to Protest Peacefully

March 9 -12, 2006
ALLEN, BARBOUR, BROWNBACK, FRIST, HUCKABEE, McCAIN and ROMNEY in
Memphis, TN: The Southern Republican Leadership Conference will take
place at The Peabody Hotel. [www.srlc.org]

Thursday, March 9, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS participates in signing of H.R.
3199, USA PATRIOT and Terrorism Prevention Reauthorization Act of 2005
at 2:40 PM. [White House Press Release]

Defend Free Speech at Pace University!

Antiwar Students Who Heckled Former President Clinton at Pace University Might Be Expelled

Two students were detained and questioned by Secret Service for almost
an hour after calling former President Clinton a war criminal during
his recent visit to speak at Pace University in New York City. In
addition, police also questioned several other antiwar students and
collected their I.D.'s. The two students who were detained are

BUSH IS COMING TO ATLANTA!

WE SAY NO TO BUSH AND HIS AGENDA!
JOIN US!
THURS., MARCH 9 4:00â?"6:30
GEORGIA CONVENTION CENTER
2000 Convention Center Concourse, Atlanta 30337
Near the airport; just off Camp Creek Parkway

TWO EASY WAYS TO GET THERE "JUST 15 MIN. FROM TOWN:
1) Carpool from the Candler Park MARTA Station
Be there and ready to go at 3:30 pm.

2) Drive directly to the Convention Center:
Take I 85 South;

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.

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