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An Anarchic Civil War

By American Progress Action Fund

Almost three years into a war that has seen the loss of nearly 2,300 American servicemen and women, the infliction of more than 16,600 American casualties, and a cost to American taxpayers of more than $250 billion, the government of post-war Iraq still struggles to exceed the level of service and security provided in pre-war Iraq. In January, the White House hoped that the continuing drumbeat of insurgent activity would disappear from the nation's newspapers and TV sets. "The more Iraq disappears off the front pages and onto Page A17 or A18, the better for us," said a White House adviser. But recent violence in Iraq demonstrates that the war continues to remain a central issue in the minds of most Americans, one that has demanded A1 coverage and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. With his unwillingness to change course, President Bush continues to be held captive to the events on the ground. Unless and until Bush is willing to embrace a new approach, the U.S. plans for a drawdown this year continue to look bleak. The Center for American Progress has a sensible, alternative approach -- Strategic Redeployment -- that more people outside the administration are beginning to embrace.

Peace Rally Planned in Indianapolis

Event Type:Peace Rally
Date: March 18, 2006
Time: 1 p.m.
Place: Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana
Event Cost: Free with an opportunity to make a donation

Where to Protest Peacefully

Monday, February 27, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: POTUS meets with the nation's governors at the White House, at 11:10 AM. [First Read, , 02/27/06]

Protests Planned Against Media War Coverage

By Danny Schechter

Announcement: United for Peace and Justice is Partnering with to Focus Attention on Media Complicity in the Iraq War.

Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TVS in Australia.


WHEN THE GRANNIES RUN THE WORLD!! (to "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again") in honor of the Tucson Raging Grannies, and all Grandparents everywhere working for Peace & Justice

the Grannies went marching one by one,

North Carolinians for Impeachment -- Event on Tuesday

Group: Impeach President Bush

CHAPEL HILL -- Not content to leave politics to those in Washington, a local group wants to take national matters into their own hands.



Tuesday 7 March 7-9 PM
Foundry United Methodist Church
Meet the Delegation:
Gold Star Mothers Cindy Sheehan and Elaine Johnson
Eman Khammas, Nadje Al-Ali, Faiza Al-Araji and Others

Huge March Planned for Eve of Katrina Evictions

By David Swanson

A march had been planned for February 28, the eve of the scheduled March 1 evictions of Hurricane Katrina victims. FEMA moved the evictions to March 15, so activists have moved the march to March 14. A press conference on Capitol Hill will be followed by a march through Washington, D.C., past FEMA, past the Department of Homeland Security, and to the White House, where a permit has been obtained to rally in Lafayette Square Park until midnight. If Bush does not meet the marchers' demands, however, many plan not to leave.

Not One Penny More for War!

UFPJ National Call-In Day
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Call Congress: 202-224-3121

President Bush has asked Congress for another $72 billion for his illegal
war in Iraq. This will bring the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

A reading by D.C. Poets Against the War in Austin, Texas

International Women's Day
A reading by D.C. Poets Against the War
BookWoman, Austin, TX

On March 8, 7 to 9 pm, women of the District of Columbia Poets Against the War (DC--PAW) will read from their work and the work of women poets from around the world for International Women's Day at BookWoman bookstore, 918 W. 12th Street (12th Street and Lamar), Austin, Texas., phone (512) - 472-2785.

Katrina Evictions Protest Moved To Tuesday, March 14, 2006

PDF Flyer

Press Conference: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Press Conference: Rayburn House Office Building - Room #2237)

Mardi Gras Style March for Justice: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(March will start from Capitol South Metro Stop at 2:00 p.m. to the White House)

Rally & Protest at the White House: 3:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
(Rally & Protest at the White House - Lafayette Park)

Afghan Parliamentarian to Tour U.S.

Malalai Joya Visits the United States!

Dear Supporters,

A couple of weeks ago we announced to you that 27 year old Afghan Parliamentarian, Malalai Joya will visit the United States in an exciting multi-city tour this March. The BBC has called Malalai Joya "the most famous woman in Afghanistan."

Where to Protest Peacefully

Friday, February 24, 2006
NEW* MEHLMEN in Naples, FL: Ken Mehlman is in the Sunshine State today. Mehlman attends donor maintenance events at a luncheon in Naples, FL and at an evening event in Boca Raton, FL. He will be joined in his Florida travels with Gov. Jeb Bush to talk about the political landscape with people who have given to the RNC in the past, meeting with activists, past donors, party loyalists. [The Note,, 02/24/06]

New Images

Walking Towards Washington: The Song

Submitted by Zoe Keithley




Monday, March 6, 2006 6-8 pm


Support Americans in Iraq and the Gulf Coast—Bring Our Troops Home NOW!

March 19th is the start of year four of the invasion of Iraq and the war on its people. Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, Gold Star Families for Peace, and hurricane survivors' organizations (SOS, PHRF, Common Ground, United Peace Relief, MS Immigrant Rights Alliance, and others) are organizing a five-day march along Gulf Coast Highway 90 to demand:

Is There One in Your Closet?

Click the Shirt!
If y'all don't buy enough of these shirts, then the poor students in San Diego whom I'm flying out to talk to on March 3rd will go broke and face the Bush bankruptcy bill and have Army recruiters put up tents in the front yard. Buy the shirts!!

Iraq Freedom Congress Statement

We received this statement relayed through
an e-mail message from Amjad Al-Jawhary of
the Federation of Worker Councils and
Unions of Iraq. The translation has been

Where to Protest Peacefully

Thursday, February 23, 2006
NEW* ROMNEY in Charleston, SC: Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at the Citadel at 11:00 AM. [The Note,, 02/23/06]

NEW* BUSH in Mishawaka, IN: POTUS delivers remarks at a Chocola for Congress Reception at Bethel College Indiana, at 12:35 PM. [White House Press Release]


Friday, March 3rd 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Creating a Nuclear Weapons Free Middle East

St. Stephen's Church (16th and Newton St. NW, Washington DC)
Refreshments will be served.

My LTTE to the NY Times re: the UAE ports deal

My LTTE to the NY Times re: the UAE ports deal

Edited on Thu Feb-23-06 03:05 PM by brooklynite
Democratic Underground

I would like to join David Brook's plea for an end to the xenophobic anti-Arab reactions to the Dubai ports deal being made by our politicians and pundits ("Kicking Arabs in the Teeth", Feb 23). But, in doing so, I have to wonder where his concern has been for the past four years. Ever since 9/11, the Administration and its supporters, who pride themselves on "controlling the message", have apparently been happy to let firebrands like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh and Rev. Pat Robertson stir up the conservative base in support of the Administration's war and security policies with anti-muslim and anti-Arab rhetoric that garners at most an occasional "tut, tut" when the oratory goes too far. Now that a business deal with the Arab world is pending, its not surprising that the angry emotional responses can't be curtailed. Perhaps a call for less teeth kicking would have been more productive at the start of our "War on Terror", rather than at this late date.


Progressive Democrats of America Impeachment Actions

This guide is being provided to suggest ideas and actions that you can take to help ensure the impeachment of President George Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney. We encourage you to use any or all of these tools and to be creative.

Help Bring Iraqi Women to U.S. and Your Town

Dear Friends,

We would like to let you know about an exciting opportunity for you to increase the impact and media attention for your March 18-19 anti-war events. CODEPINK will be bringing a delegation of Iraqi women to the US for March 8, International Women’s Day, as part of their campaign Women Say No to War (see ). Some of these women are available to stay on for the anti-war protests marking the anniversary of the war.

Not One Penny More for War! National Call-In Day

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard toll free at 888-818-6641 and ask to speak to your Representative (or one of your Senators). Give them this message:
"I strongly oppose the war in Iraq. I want all our troops brought home safely, without delay. I urge Representative X to vote against the President's $72.4 billion 'emergency' supplemental request for the war."

What You Need to Know About Impeaching Bush and Cheney

Take these to a meeting with your Congress Member: PDF.

How to Join a Pro-Impeachment Grassroots Movement

How to Sign a Petition to Congress

How to Publicize Bush and Cheney's Crimes

How to Promote Investigation in Congress

States and Impeachment

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 responsible congress member can introduce articles of impeachment?

Speaking Events

David Swanson at St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, October 5, 2016.

David Swanson in Fairbanks, Alaska, October 22, 2016.

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