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Springfield, MA, March 10, 2006--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," led to a postponement of some evictions.
Join U.S. Rep. John Conyers, Dr. Joseph Lowery, and U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney at the SOUTHERN REGIONAL MARCH for PEACE IN IRAQ and JUSTICE AT HOME
SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2006
a date linking the 3rd anniversary of the war, March 20, with the 38th anniversary of Dr. King’s death, April 4
Gather at the King Center on Auburn Avenue at 12 noon
March step-off at 1 pm; Rally at Piedmont Park 2 – 4 pm
KATRINA SURVIVORS, MEMBERS OF CONGRESS, CLERGY, NATIONAL LEADERS AND PROGRESSIVE ACTIVISTS HOLD MARCH & RALLY TO STOP EVICTIONS OF EVACUEES, PROTECT THE VOTE AND PUSH CBC BILL TO ENABLE DISPLACED TO RETURN AND REBUILD THEIR COMMUNITIES
AFRICAN-AMERICAN LEADERS TO CHALLENGE LEGITIMACY OF UPCOMING ELECTION IN NEW ORLEANS!
When/What: March 14, 2006 Press Conference, March, and Rally to demand federal action to prevent the displaced from being abandoned again. A day of action to prevent evictions, protect Katrina vote, and to pass the Katrina bill – H.R. 4197, “The Hurricane Recovery, Reclamation, Restoration, Reconstruction and Reunion Act
Events in Charlottesville, Virginia
Town Hall Forum on the War in Iraq
March 13, 7 - 10 p.m. McLeod Auditorium, University of Virginia, school of nursing.
FEATURING: Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski; Ray McGovern; Gael Murphy; David Swanson; Tia Steele; Eman Ahmad Khamas.
Film: "Occupation Dreamland"
March 15, 7 p.m. Wilson Hall 301, University of Virginia campus.
March for Peace and Impeachment
NATIONAL CALL-IN DAY, MONDAY, MARCH 13, Campus Antiwar Network
Stop the Expulsions of Brian Kelly and Lauren Giaccone!
Two Pace University (NYC) students face the possibility of being
expelled for participating in peaceful protest! They need your
Campus Antiwar Network is organizing a national call-in day
Monday, March 13. We've successfully defended students against
repression at CCNY, Kent State, and Hampton University. We can
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 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
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
Below is my letter to the President of PACE University. Send your own to email@example.com
Learn more at http://www.traprockpeace.org/pace_repression/
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
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]
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
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.
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]
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
WE SAY NO TO BUSH AND HIS AGENDA!
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;
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
Take these to a meeting with your Congress Member: PDF.
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,
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
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.
Tuesday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
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.
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
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:
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
"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