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The Rev. Jesse Jackson on the April 29 March for Peace, Justice and Democracy in New York City

UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

In 1968, Dr. King delivered his prophetic speech at the Riverside Church in New York, decrying how funding for the war on poverty was being diverted to fund the war in Vietnam. He protested this moral shift from healing at home to killing abroad, a policy that was bankrupting cities and our democratic values. He said,

Where to Protest Peacefully

Wednesday, February 15, 2006
NEW* MEHLMAN in TBD, WA: Ken Mehlman is in Washington state today. He
is scheduled to meet with the Washington State House and Senate
Republican Caucus leadership and then the full House and Senate

Winter of Our Discontent: 34-day Fast to End the Iraq War

Voices for Creative Nonviolence 773-878-3815 www.vcnv.org

Chicago – A 34 day, liquids-only fast to end the war against and occupation of Iraq will begin in Washington, D.C. on February 15. Fast participants will consume only water or juice, and will maintain a daily vigil at the U.S. Capitol, lobby members of Congress and conduct sit-ins at key Congressional offices. The start and end dates of the fast commemorate the third anniversary of worldwide protests against the invasion of Iraq, and the date of the U.S. invasion. The activities are part of growing grassroots opposition to economic and military warfare against Iraq.

Italy Plans Anti-War Demo in Rome on March 18

Italian National Assembly of the Anti-war Movement
By Stephanie Westbrook

Under a large banner reading "Stop the War – Set Peace Free" and with the slogan, "Security will only come with peace", the Italian National Assembly of the Anti-War Movement got underway in Florence, on Saturday, February 11, 2006. Around 200 people filled the hall of the Architecture Faculty for the two-day event focused on the national demonstration in Rome on March 18 as well as the recent World Social Forums, Europe's role in the plan for permanent war, demilitarization and disarmament, migrants and refugees and the occupation of Palestine.

Taking Protest to Congress Members' Homes

Nonviolent Peaceful Demonstrations In Front of Congress Members' Homes Every Weekend

Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Gold Star Families for Peace, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, and Velvet Revolution, are working to organize grassroots teams in all 435 Congressional Districts plus 5 Delegate Districts (DC, PR, VI, GU, and AS) and to hold nonviolent peaceful demonstrations every weekend in front of the homes of congress members.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday, February 14, 2006
NEW* BROWNBACK in Washington, DC: Sen. Brownback delivered the keynote
address at a discussion panel titled "Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran:
Will Russia and China Really Help?" at the Heritage Foundation, at

Getting Heard

By Linda Smith, Progressive Democrats of America
www.pdamerica.org

I have been known to YELL, after getting off the BART train at my home station, "BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW! It just might shut me up or cure whatever's wrong with me!" I have done this MORE than once.

Presidents Day Tea Party

Monday February 20th 4pm-7pm
St. Martins Episcopal Church
717 Sage rd. Houston, Tx.
(Sage at Woodway in Tangkewood, just North of the Galleria and Weat of Hwy 610)

Gold Star Families for Peace along with Veterans for Peace and Code Pink invite you to join us to tell Barbara Bush... WHILE YOUR SON LIED OUR KIDS DIED...

Where to Protest Peacefully

Monday, February 13, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS participates in a Photo Opportunity
and makes remarks to the 2005 World Series Champions, the Chicago White
Sox at 2:35 PM. [POTUS Schedule]

How You -- Yes You -- Can End the War

By David Swanson

Simple acts and a little courage have worked wonders in the world.  Nonviolent people's movements won democratic reforms in Russia, booted the British out of India, resisted the Nazi occupation in Denmark, drove a dictator out of El Salvador and another out of the Philippines, ended Jim Crow, crushed Soviet power in Poland, toppled military regimes in Argentina and Chile, ended Apartheid, and brought democracy to the Ukraine.  George W. is no match for a force this powerful.

Troops Home from Iraq: Don't Attack Iran

http://www.stopwar.org.uk/March18.htm

Saturday 18th March 2006: Assemble 12 noon Parliament Square

Reasons to demonstrate...

Voices for Creative Nonviolence

Winter of Our Discontent: 34-day Fast February 15 to March 20 at U.S. Capitol to End the Iraq War
773-878-3815 www.vcnv.org
Contact: Kathy Kelly or Joel Gulledge 773-878-3815 or Mike Ferner 419-729-7273

Lots of Exciting Events in Coming Days and Weeks

Peace Events in Vancouver
February 14
12:30 – 2:00 pm Valentine’s Day "Give Peace a Dance" at Vancouver City Hall, 453 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
7:00 pm Vancouver: Peace Messenger City at Kitsilano Secondary School Auditorium, 2550 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

VFP Takes Leading Role in Peace Movement

By Veterans for Peace

As we approach the end of the third year of the war on and occupation of Iraq, several events are planned to resist the war and pressure the United States government to provide real support for our troops: Bring Them Home Now and Take Care of Them When They Get Here.

How to Stop a War

Published on Saturday, February 11, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
by Monica Benderman

Three years ago we were spending time together, every moment we could, building the type of relationship we would need to survive the unknown we were about to face.

Law Students Who Turned Backs on Gonzales Build a Movement

By www.Standupforthelaw.org

On Tuesday, January 24, over thirty Georgetown University law students turned their backs on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. While the Attorney General addressed the media at Georgetown University Law Center, student audience members began to stand up one by one to turn their backs, with five students donning black Abu Ghraib-style hoods and hoisting a large banner emblazoned with Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote, “Those who would sacrifice liberty in the name of security deserve neither.

Veterans and Survivors March to New Orleans

Walkin' to New Orleans
Veterans' and Survivors' March from Mobile to New Orleans, March 14-19, 2006

Graphic By Bruce Clark

Events in Vancouver

WORLD PEACE FORUM 2006 VANCOUVER, CANADA 23 – 28 JUNE

If You Love This Planet – Give Peace a Dance
A Celebration of the World Peace Forum
12:30 – 2:00 pm
Tuesday, February 14th – Valentine’s Day

Veterans Working Together for Peace & Justice Through Non-violence. Wage Peace!

From VETERANS FOR PEACE

Dear Supporters of the Veterans For Peace Impeachment Initiative,

In the past you have helped us by signing VFP's online petition calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice-President Cheney. Since we've started this drive the list of crimes committed by this administration has grown longer. The latest offense, the authorization of illegal wiretaps, fits into the category of "high crimes and misdemeanors" and are a clear violation of the law reminiscent of the crimes listed in the articles of impeachment written against President Nixon.

NBC Distorts Its Polling on Warrantless Wiretaps

http://www.fair.org

Russert, Reid paint public as backing Bush

The story of the Bush administration's warrantless wiretapping is one that mainstream media have been slow to give the attention it deserves (Action Alert, 1/11/06; Media Advisory, 1/27/06). Now some journalists are pointing to public opinion to justify the news industry's less-than-aggressive approach to this major constitutional scandal. But when NBC's Tim Russert and Chip Reid cite polling data, are they really talking about what the public thinks—or what they think we ought to think?

Swami Beyondananda’s 2006 State of the Universe Address

Swami Calls for an Up-Wising: “Wise Up, Everybody ... The Evolution Has Begun!

Protest Images

Get them here.

Where to Protest Peacefully

February 9-11, 2006
CHENEY, MEHLMAN, HASTERT, ALLEN and NORQUIST (all invited guests) in
Washington DC: Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) convenes
at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. [ABCNews.com]

Fantastic New Resource

UFPJ's Iraq Scorecard: Find out how your Representative has voted, and what legislation they have co-sponsored
This chart collects it all in one place. Why has your Congress Member backed some bills, but not others, or none at all? Which bills have the most support right now? Which members are consistently leading the way? Which state delegations are strongest? Find out (requires Excel, will soon be in HTML as well):
http://tinyurl.com/ex2bs

United for Peace and Justice Legislative Action page:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3116

UFPJ home page:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org

Visit 'Soldiers Heart', find out about it, then Pass On To A Vet, after you 'Welcome Him/Her HOME'

Call for Artists!

Soldier's Heart [ http://www.soldiersheart.org ] is a website dedicated to
information and resources for combat-related PTSD. In the spirit of "wellness
through the arts", the site provides a gallery of artwork by veterans. This

World Peace Forum is a go!

World Peace Forum 2006 organizing continues on track

Vancouver, February 8, 2006 - Organizing for the World Peace Forum
continues on track for its opening date of June 23rd, organizers say.

Some radio stations and print media have erroneously announced that the

Cindy Sheehan Will Not Run for Senate / Important Action at Bottom - Please Read

Sheehan Will Focus on Pushing the Senate for Legislation to Bring the Troops Home and Bringing Iraqi Women Who Lost Loves Ones in the War to the US to Tell Their Stories

San Francisco, CA – Gold Star Mother Cindy Sheehan announced today that she will not challenge California Senator Dianne Feinstein’s Senate seat this November. Sheehan had been considering running against Feinstein because of Feinstein’s lack of leadership in opposing Samuel Alito’s Supreme Court nomination as well as Feinstein’s failure to take action to bring the US troops home from Iraq now. Despite receiving hundreds of calls and emails from Californians and others encouraging her to run, Sheehan has decided that her time would be better spent pushing the Senate for legislation to bring the troops home.

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