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By Cindy Sheehan

The now famous black shirt with white lettering that I was wearing on January 31st to the State of the Union address originally read: 2000 Dead. How many more? That shirt was made by Veterans for Peace on the occasion of the 2000th U.S. soldier killed in Iraq. That tragic number was reached on September 25th, 2005.

WORLD PEACE NOW

By John McConnell

Now is humanity's greatest opportunity. The circumstances are right for an all-out World Peace Blitz that will end the human family's long history of war and violence -- by eliminating its causes.

VETERANS AND FAMILIES FROM FOUR CORNERS OF NY STATE MARCH IN ALBANY

VETERANS AND FAMILIES FROM FOUR CORNERS OF NY STATE MARCH IN ALBANY TO SUPPORT INTRODUCTION OF NY STATE DU TESTING AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS TASK FORCE BILL IN N.Y. ASSEMBLY

From George McAnanama, Veterans For Peace

Bring Regime Change Home

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for World Can't Wait rally at White House, Feb. 4, 2006.

There are protests outside at least two houses today, the White House and Bush's luxury estate near Crawford, Texas. Bush can run, but he cannot hide.

Nonviolent Protest This Weekend in Crawford

Come to Crawford for a weekend action. Stay for a few hours or overnight
The weather's fine and we have a place saved for you on the side of
Prairie Chapel Road.

Please spread the word about this event throughout Texas (and beyond).

WAR RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY

WAR RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY
Wednesday
February 15
7:00 PM
180 PLC
University of Oregon
FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored by Concerned Faculty for Peace and Justice, and Strike for Peace
_________________

Audio: Rep. Maxine Waters Says Bush's Spying Program Is an Impeachable Offense

Here's a short audio clip from the Alternative State of the Union event hosted by the Progressive Caucus, the Nation Magazine, and the Institute for Policy Studies. The only voice you'll hear will be that of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, speaking about Bush, and saying:

"His message tonight will not deal honestly with the mistakes that he's made. And I believe that the latest revelations about him and his spying on American citizens - no matter how he tries to frame it - are impeachable offenses. I believe that this president is not only spying on American citizens in the way that he's describing it, but to indicate in any shape form or fashion that he's been authorized by Congress to do it on the vote that was taken after 9-11 is plain dishonest. And further to try to imply that he's supported by the Constitution of the United States is even more dishonest. And so, I think that this issue that he's been caught red-handed on is really typical of who he is, how he handles this presidency, and what his leadership is all about: spying and lying. And I think it is important for us to understand that all of the other issues that we're going to talk about today - and particularly the war in Iraq - will continue to exemplify how he has lied and misled the American public."

March to Redeem the Soul of America

A Nationwide and International Call
March to Redeem the Soul of America
Honoring the Lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and Coretta Scott King

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre

"Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" produced by Italian television network RAI.
February 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Anthony's Resaurant (back room) 309 West Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia
The news documentary is an examination of the use of banned weaponry, including white phosphorus, by the US in its assault on Fallujah. Following the documentary John Bruhns, an Iraq War veteran, will share his experiences and comment on the film. Discussion will follow.

Iraqi academics in the killing zone

www.brusselstribunal.org/academicsArticles.htm

Dirk Adriaensens, BRussells Tribunal

02 February 2006.

Dr. Ali Abdul Razaq Al Naas, lecturer in the media college of Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and a political analyst, was shot dead in Waziriya north of Baghdad at 00:13 hours on friday 27/01/2006.

TV Ad Accuses President of Breaking the Law by Wiretapping Americans without Warrants

MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION

CONTACT: Trevor Fitzgibbon, (202) 246-5303; Jessica Smith or Alex Howe, (202) 822-5200

COMPARES BUSH TO NIXON

Calls for Special Prosecutor

MoveOn.org Political Action will launch a nationwide TV ad campaign on Monday accusing President Bush of breaking the law by wiretapping American citizens without warrants. The ad draws a parallel between Bush’s actions and those of former President Nixon. It quotes Nixon’s Watergate self-defense: “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.

Where to Protest Peacefully But Wear Acceptable T-Shirts

Friday February 3, 2006
NEW* ALLEN in Livonia, MI: Sen. Allen will be the guest at a reception
hosted by Freedom Works, a Washington-based group that seeks lower
taxes. Allen will also meet with 150 gun and hunting rights and

Take Action!! Bush Announces Supplemental Appropriation Request!

www.unitedforpeace.org

Yesterday, the Bush administration announced that it will ask for another $70 billion for the Iraq war. This will bring the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afganistan to $120 billion for 2006.

Come to the White House Saturday

This is Mark Ruffalo for the World Can't Wait, Drive Out The Bush Regime.

It's time to get on the bus this Saturday, February 4th. It's time to demand that Bush step down.

I am afraid, and I don't think it is just me, I think we are all terrified to a degree. I know the desire today is to grow so small and be left alone and not be spied on or noticed as out of the ordinary in any way because maybe we might be defamed or sent away or ruined.

Statement by Daniel Ellsberg in support of the World Can’t Wait demonstration in Washington, D.C. Saturday, February 4, 2006

I would not have thought of copying the Pentagon Papers, risking a possible lifetime in prison, without the example of thousands of young Americans who were doing everything they could—including non-violent disobedience to the draft regulations—to oppose a wrongful, hopeless war. They showed civic courage, and I can attest to its effectiveness; as a government consultant and former official, I felt its power on my own life.

THE TIME HAS COME TO TAKE OUR DEMAND TO THE WHITE HOUSE!

BUSH STEP DOWN!
Saturday, February 4th
11AM Rally at 17th and Constitution NW
2PM March around the White House

What's the Matter with Reuters?

By Richard Matthews

I have been very annoyed with Reuters.

I have often written to Reuters about unfair bias in their stories, which is
always bias against liberals. I have never received any response, either in

A Neo-CONNED! PANEL DISCUSSION AT THE WASHINGTON, DC, BARNES & NOBLE

IRAQ: Can we ever get out if we don’t know why we got in?
— featuring —
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, author of “Sham Dunk: Cooking Intelligence for the President

Letter to State Legislators

This letter and list of Email addresses below were put together by http://impeachbushcoalition.blogspot.com

Below, you'll find the email addresses for almost all of the state legislators in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont, Washington, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.

TAKE ACTION: MAKE AN EXXAMPLE OF EXXON

Boycott EXXON and Join Global Exchange in Protesting Exorbitant Oil Company Profits!

They’ve got to be kidding! Gas prices are soaring, home heating costs are skyrocketing, former Enron CEO Kenneth Lay is about to go on trial for one of the biggest energy industry scandals in history, and now comes the news that EXXON EARNED A WHOPPING $36 BILLION IN 2005, breaking all records for net income by any US company!

Left vs Right on Campuses

By Peter Dreier, Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Program, Occidental College

You might find of interest this article in the current issue of The Nation magazine, "The New Face of the Campus Left" by Sam Graham-Felsen (http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060213/grahamfelsen), which reports on the growing battle of ideas and activism between progressive and conservative students. Contrary to conventional wisdom, since the 1970s, right-wing foundations and organizations have been pouring huge resources to promote campus conservativism, planting ideological seeds, training activists and policy onks, subsidizing conservative student publications, providing conservative students with paid summer internships, and recruiting students and new college graduates to work in campaigns and for elected officials. Conservative funders have also supported David Horowitz's campaign to restrict academic freedom and some of Horowitz's even more lunatic proteges, like the former UCLA student who started the Bruin Alumni Assn to pay students to spy on progressive faculty members, as Jon Wiener describes in the new Nation (http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060213/wiener) As I wrote about in The Nation 8 years ago ("The Myth of Student Apathy," April 13, 1998), these conservative groups coordinate their efforts and have invested for the long-haul -- not in short-term "projects" but in long-term organization-building and ideas. These investments have paid off in many ways, as reflected in the work of conservative think tanks, key staffers to Bush and GOP Congresspersons, and the rise of conservative media (talk shows, columnists, bloggers, etc).

COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO BUSH WAR CRIMES AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY TO PRESENT PRELIMINARY FINDINGS

International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity by the Bush Administration
305 West Broadway, #199, New York, NY 10013
PRESS CONTACT: Heather Hurwitz 440-478-0165 COMMISSION OFFICE: 212-941-8086

Where to Be Careful What Shirt You're Wearing

Wednesday February 1, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: President Bush participates in a
ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Judge Alito at 4:00 PM. [POTUS
Schedule]

NEW* MEHLMAN in Raleigh, NC: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman will help sell

Videos of Bush Crimes Commission Posted

Here are links to videos of all the speakers:
http://activistnation.net/TribunalReport.html

Here is part one of David Swanson speaking about the Downing Street Memo:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/crimes1.mpeg

The State of the Union


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Where to Protest Peacefully

January 30 - January 31, 2006
HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER CANDIDATES in Baltimore, MD: House Majority
Leader Candidates have been invited to address Pence's RSC retreat.
[ABCNews.com, 1/10/06]

Tuesday January 31, 2006

Being a National Activist

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus meeting in Los Angeles, Jan. 28, 2006

I was asked to speak about "Creating National Action as an Individual," so here are a few thoughts. Back in May, five of us individuals brought a bunch of groups together as a coalition called "After Downing Street" www.afterdowningstreet.org We used the internet and radio and lots of activism to force the Downing Street Minutes into the news. Our success came from tapping into passion among a large section of the public for exposing the war lies and pushing the idea of impeachment.

Virginia 11th Congressional District Democratic Party Candidates Forum on the War in Iraq

Ken Longmyer and Andy Hurst, the two candidates running for the Democratic party nomination for the Virginia 11th Congressional District to run against Republican Cong. Tom Davis, have agreed to participate in a forum on the war in Iraq from 7-9 P.M.

Message to Students, from Howard Zinn

World Can't Wait

I remember vividly how important it was during the Vietnam War that
students all over the country spoke up boldly calling for the United
States to withdraw from Vietnam, even when neither the media nor the

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