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By David Swanson
The following are remarks I made last Wednesday night in Santa Cruz, California, at an event held in the Veterans Hall, where the star speaker was Medea Benjamin, and where a group of Raging Grannies with pink aprons and rolling pins belted out anti-Bush songs of their own creation that brought down the house. Medea was tremendous, and I recommend watching the video once they get it online.
U.S. Tour of Duty's Real Intelligence Project, KPFT 90.1, MonkeyWrench Books and Light in the Darkness Publications present two emergency public discussions about Iraq, Iran and America's constitutional crisis with
"Mourning to Resistance": Sundown Candlelight Vigil & Peace Ceremony marking the 3rd Anniversary of the War of Occupation in Iraq
Sunday, March 19th 2006 6:15PM
Philadelphia, PA USA
The reading of names of the war dead - Iraqi and U.S. - and the intonement of bells and drums will accompany the candlelight vigil. The ceremony for peace will include music, readings, and a circle of peace.
Have you made plans yet to mark the third anniversary of the Iraq War?
From time to time, our movement gathers in mass mobilizations (as we will on April 29 in New York City). As dramatic and inspiring as those events are, the heart and soul of the peace movement is community-based, local work, which is why United for Peace and Justice has called for nationally coordinated local actions on the third anniversary of the Iraq War.
U.S. Tour of Duty's Real Intelligence Project, Los Angeles City Beat, and Progressive Talk AM 1150 present an emergency public discussion about Iraq, Iran and America's constitutional crisis with
Former UN Weapons Inspector SCOTT RITTER and GORE VIDAL
PRESIDENTS' DAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2006
Both Richard Nixon and George W. Bush carried out an ILLEGAL wiretapping program
Against people in the United States.
George W. Bush LIED to the people and Congress about the justifications for going to war on Iraq!
Action Alert: Missing From ABC's WMD 'Scoop' -- Star defector Hussein Kamel said weapons were destroyed
On February 15, ABC investigative reporter Brian Ross delivered an exclusive report on World News Tonight and Nightline that purported to be a bombshell. ABC had obtained tape-recorded conversations from mid-1995 that seemed to show that Iraq had been concealing its weapons of mass destruction program. The tapes, according to Ross, "will only serve to fuel the continuing debate about Saddam's true intentions and whether he, in fact, did hide weapons of mass destruction." But ABC viewers were left in the dark about information that would undermine the tape's most important revelations.
By David DeGraw, www.MediaChannel.org
The House Armed Services Committee recently held a hearing about the controversial Able Danger data-mining program. The secret intelligence program, which used advanced computerized link and pattern analysis techniques, purportedly identified four 9/11 hijackers a year before the worst terror attacks on American soil.
Saturday, April 1, Atlanta will host the largest anti-war march in the history of the South
The date, APRIL FIRST, links the 3rd anniversary of the war, March 20, with the 38th anniversary of Dr. King's death, April 4.
UFPJ Legislative Alert: Bush asks for $72.4 Billion More; Total cost of war approaches $400 Billion!
President Bush has submitted his "emergency" supplemental appropriation request to Congress. He is asking for $72.4 billion for the continued occupation of Iraq and the war in Afganistan. This is in addition to the $320 billion already spent on Iraq and Afganistan, and in addition to the $460 billion in military spending in the 2007 budget.
Celebrating 10 Years of Democracy Now!, join us for an evening of
conversation with Harry Belafonte
Democracy Now! and WBAI invite you to join us for an evening ofconversation
with Harry Belafonte, Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez and WBAI's Bernard White as
May 11-14, 2006 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C. and across the United States
On Mother’s Day weekend, you are invited to join members and supporters of the American Friends Service Committee, Gold Star Families for Peace, Gold Star Families Speak Out, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, and Veterans for Peace, who will gather for four days of witness in Washington, D.C. (and in sites around the country) to call for an end to the Iraq War. We will mourn for the thousands who have been lost and call for an end to the war that continues to take Iraqi, U.S. and other lives.
More information and how you can get involved:
Friday, February 17, 2006
CANCELED* (Due to his appendectomy yesterday, Gov. Pataki cancelled his
plans to travel to New Hampshire) PATAKI in Bedford, NH: Pataki will
speak about homeland security issues as the featured speaker at the
Connecticut Opposes the WAR! March to Senator Lieberman’s Office
March 19th, 2 p.m.
Hartford, Old State House, 800 Main St.,
Tell Sen. Lieberman Connecticut Opposes the WAR! He Should Too!
$250 BILLION spent on the war so far! This money could fund Jobs, Health Care, Education and Housing; Take Care of Our Vets and Fight Violence in our Cities!
We continue to organize and now, more than ever, must rely on the strength, energy and resources of civil society. We are doing all we can to ensure its’ success, and I hope you will consider doing the same:
On March 12, 2006 Fernando Suarez del Solar, Pablo Paredes, Camilo Mejia and Aidan Delgado will lead a coalition of the willing across a 241 mile quest for peace that aims at raising the Latino voice of opposition to the War in Iraq. The March will run from Tijuana, Mexico all the way to the Mission district of San Francisco, making strategic, symbolic and ceremonial stops along the way. The 241 mile march is inspired by Gandhi’s 1930 Salt March of that same distance, protesting British imperialism, and will serve as a loud cry for an end to the bloodshed in Iraq.
Veterans' and Survivors' March for Peace and JusticeMobile to New Orleans
March 14-19, 2006
Friends and allies:Antiwar veterans groups and Katrina survivors are planning a very politically significant action this coming March 14-19. They need your endorsement and support.Hurricane Katrina is in the news again, as thousands of hurricane
Thursday, February 16, 2006
UPDATED* BUSH in Washington, DC: The President participates in a Health
Care panel discussion at the Department of Health and Human Services at
1:15 PM. [White House Press Release]
New "Impeach Bush & Cheney!" buttons are now available!
The button is a 2 1/4" round black button with white lettering. Arched around the top of the button in white lettering is "Progressive Democrats of America." Centered at the bottom of the circle will be www.pdamerica.org also in white (with the union bug below). Centered in bold white lettering across the middle of the button will be: "Impeach Bush & Cheney!"
From Global Exchange
[Call 202-647-4000 and ask for Condoleeza Rice's office.]
March is approaching and with it two important dates: International Women’s Day on March 8th and the three-year anniversary of the Iraq war on March 20th. In collaboration with our sister organization CODEPINK: Women for Peace, Global Exchange is taking the opportunity provided by these two events to look at the issue of women and war.
UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
In 1968, Dr. King delivered his prophetic speech at the Riverside Church in New York, decrying how funding for the war on poverty was being diverted to fund the war in Vietnam. He protested this moral shift from healing at home to killing abroad, a policy that was bankrupting cities and our democratic values. He said,
Wednesday, February 15, 2006
NEW* MEHLMAN in TBD, WA: Ken Mehlman is in Washington state today. He
is scheduled to meet with the Washington State House and Senate
Republican Caucus leadership and then the full House and Senate
Voices for Creative Nonviolence 773-878-3815 www.vcnv.org
Chicago – A 34 day, liquids-only fast to end the war against and occupation of Iraq will begin in Washington, D.C. on February 15. Fast participants will consume only water or juice, and will maintain a daily vigil at the U.S. Capitol, lobby members of Congress and conduct sit-ins at key Congressional offices. The start and end dates of the fast commemorate the third anniversary of worldwide protests against the invasion of Iraq, and the date of the U.S. invasion. The activities are part of growing grassroots opposition to economic and military warfare against Iraq.
Italian National Assembly of the Anti-war Movement
By Stephanie Westbrook
Under a large banner reading "Stop the War – Set Peace Free" and with the slogan, "Security will only come with peace", the Italian National Assembly of the Anti-War Movement got underway in Florence, on Saturday, February 11, 2006. Around 200 people filled the hall of the Architecture Faculty for the two-day event focused on the national demonstration in Rome on March 18 as well as the recent World Social Forums, Europe's role in the plan for permanent war, demilitarization and disarmament, migrants and refugees and the occupation of Palestine.
Nonviolent Peaceful Demonstrations In Front of Congress Members' Homes Every Weekend
Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Gold Star Families for Peace, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, and Velvet Revolution, are working to organize grassroots teams in all 435 Congressional Districts plus 5 Delegate Districts (DC, PR, VI, GU, and AS) and to hold nonviolent peaceful demonstrations every weekend in front of the homes of congress members.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
NEW* BROWNBACK in Washington, DC: Sen. Brownback delivered the keynote
address at a discussion panel titled "Preventing a Nuclear-Armed Iran:
Will Russia and China Really Help?" at the Heritage Foundation, at