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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.

San Diego - March 4th

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]

Veterans’ and Survivors’ March for Peace and Justice

EVERY BOMB RELEASED OVER IRAQ EXPLODES FROM MOBILE TO NEW ORLEANS

“WALKIN’ TO NEW ORLEANS

Did You Get the Memo?

By Santa Cruz Metro

Here in Santa Cruz, locals have been screaming about impeaching Bush pretty much from the moment the GOP stole the Florida election in the waning days of 2000. Cruzans have also repeatedly raged against the media machine that so far has failed to take the case for impeaching Bush in the least bit seriously, even though the infamous Downing Street memos, which were leaked to the British press last year, show that our president deliberately fixed the intelligence to invade Iraq. And now locals are wondering whether the rest of the United States will stay silent in the face of a newly leaked memo, this time of a two-hour meeting between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair that took place nearly two months before the invasion. During that Jan. 31, 2003, meeting Bush made it known that the United States intended to invade whether or not there was a second U.N. resolution and even if U.N. inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons program. All of which is pretty damning stuff.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Wednesday February 8, 2006
NEW* BROWNBACK in Washington, DC: Sen. Brownback participates in a
discussion panel hosted by the Family Research Council and Marriage
Savers. [FRC Release, 2/07/06]

NEW* McCAIN in Washington, DC: Sen. John McCain testifies on lobbying

PDA Meeting in DC Feb. 9

PDA DC Mtg. Thurs. 2/9, 6:30PM

Please attend a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) www.pdamerica.org on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 6:30 PM at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 39, 2nd Floor, 4200 CT Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008. Red Line Van Ness/UDC Station. Wheelchair Accessible. Parking under campus off Van Ness St.

The Nation on the White House Memo

Peter Rothberg at the Nation has a blog about the White House Memo.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday February 7, 2006
UPDATED* BUSH in Lithonia, GA: President Bush, joined by First Lady
Laura Bush and Secretary Rice, attends the funeral service of Coretta
Scott King at 12:00 PM. [POTUS Schedule]

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

At a White House press conference on June 7, 2005, Steve Holland of Reuters asked President Bush and Prime Minister Blair the $1,000 question: (1)

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