You are hereActivism

Activism


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

Impeach in Your State

Did you know that a state legislature can send impeachment charges to Congress? Read the rules. It's been done. In fact, twice. Here's a sample resolution for your state to pass. And did you know that any single Member of Congress member can introduce articles of impeachment? Henry Gonzalez did it three times for Reagan and Bush '41.

Hipsters Against the War

By Evan Derkacz, http://www.alternet.org

Just as Iraq sees its bloodiest week in over two years -- as the number of American dead approaches 2300 -- "the anti-war movement," as Pitchfork's Kati Llewellyn put it, "just got a whole lot cooler."

Chris Wangro's March 20th benefit concert, "Bring 'Em Home Now," features R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe, Peaches, Devendra Banhart, Bright Eyes, Rufus Wainwright, Chuck D, and Fischerspooner. The program also features a speech by Cindy Sheehan and a Margaret Cho fix.

2006 Isla Vista Peace Festival on March 11th

Santa Barbara, CA (February 22, 2006) - The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (NAPF), UCSB Solidarity Against War (SAW), and KCSB will present the first-ever Isla Vista Peace Festival ? ?celebrating resistance to war and visions of peace? -- on Saturday, March 11.? The event will consist of a teach-in at Isla Vista Theater 1, titled ?Peace Now!,? from 1-5:30 p.m., and a concert at Anisq Oyo Park from 6-10 p.m.

Welcome to March

March 1, 2006: Today is three years since our friends in Turkey told Bush he could fight his own darn illegal war without their help.

Today a veteran, a military family member, a national guard soldier's wife, and a gold star mother are testifying to Congress in opposition to more funding for the war.

Today in England, grieving relatives of soldiers will march to Tony Blair's doorstep to demand a meeting. They have sent him this letter.

Today reports from Iraq are of civil war, although Bush denies it, the media says it's coming, and the chief of US military intelligence seems more willing than Bush to admit the facts.

And where's Bush? Gone to India, with 5,000 bodyguards. Huge protests of Bush started in India yesterday, and are getting creative.

The good news is that Garrison Keillor is lending his voice to the impeachment movement.

Meanwhile, Bush pal media mogul Italian Prime Minister and Warmonger Silvio Berlusconi will address Congress -- see C-SPAN & C-SPAN2 at 11am ET.

Women Say No to War


In honor of International Women's Day on March 8th; CODEPINK women all over the world are organizing actions and saying NO to war!

Add your voice to the global call and join us in Los Angeles on March 12th. Thousands of us will stand together at the Arlington West Memorial and represent the world uniting to say NO to war. Artist John Quigley is creating another one of his powerful aerial images for us on a canvas so big it will take a helicopter to capture it all; each time we have done this it has made the front page of the paper. To see past images check out www.codepinkla.org.

Country Fishing Expedition or Que Sera Terra

By Will Strong

“Well there ain’t no time to wonder why, Whoopee! We’re all gonna die.

MediaChannel, UFPJ and Partners Call For National Media Action

www.MediaChannel.org

The national day of local media protest announced last week on MediaChannel.org has received such a positive response that the organizers of United For Peace And Justice, the country’s largest anti-war coalition, decided to change the date from March 21st to March 15th. The media protest will now kickoff this years week-long “spring offensive

NATION’S LARGEST PEACE GROUP DENOUNCES CYNICAL BUSH PLAN TO LAY MEMORIAL WREATH IN HONOR OF MAHATMA GANDHI ON TRIP TO INDIA

Bush attempting to finalize controversial nuclear aid to India on trip

Silver Spring, MD – Peace Action today denounced the plan for President George Bush to lay a memorial wreath in honor of Mohandas K. Gandhi when visiting India this week. National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley announced the plan at a White House press briefing Friday.

“Mahatma Gandhi was a man of non-violence and peace, and is a hero to people all over the world. As his war-strewn presidency shows, George Bush knows nothing about non-violence. Gandhi would in no way condone his actions. Bush should reconsider this cynical, disrespectful display of symbolism,

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday, February 28, 2006
UPDATED* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS meets with the Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi in the morning. He departs for India and Pakistan at 1:25 PM. POTUS will be joined by Secretary Rice. [First Read, www.msnbc.msn.com , 02/27/06]

New Graphics

Speaking Events

CHOOSE LANGUAGE

Support This Site

Donate.

Get free books and gear when you become a supporter.

 

Sponsors:

Speaking Truth to Empire

***

Families United

***

Ray McGovern

***

Financial supporters of this site can choose to be listed here.

Buy Books

Get Gear

The log-in box below is only for bloggers. Nobody else will be able to log in because we have not figured out how to stop voluminous spam ruining the site. If you would like us to have the resources to figure that out please donate. If you would like to receive occasional emails please sign up. If you would like to be a blogger here please send your resume.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.