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PeaceAction Montgomery will be working to end the war in Iraq by gathering in Washington, DC, and placing toy soldiers labeled "Bring Me Home" around each of the 56 Christmas trees on the Ellipse in front of the White House. Please join us in spreading the message of what the U.S. must do. The trees are part of the season's message of Peace on Earth. Each state and territory is sending its sons and daughters to fight in a war without reason or end. This must end. Let's place our wishes to bring these soldiers to safety at the foot of each tree and remind Americans that it's time to bring the soldiers home.
Here's an idea and a graphic from Daniel I. Fearn: Drive with your headlights on if you favor impeachment.
January 7 National Day of Town Hall Forums on Ending the War
Organize public meetings or smaller gatherings on Saturday, January 7, on the topic of ending the war!
Central Florida Vets for Peace, Code Pink, and Jewish War Vets deliver 924 "Bring the Troops Home - Out in '06" signatures to Republican Congressman
Tuesday January 31 - Drown Out Bush's Lies during the State of the Union
Saturday, February 4 - Protest at the Seat of Government! BUSH STEP DOWN
It's going to take an organized movement of millions to Drive OUT the Bush Regime: The LA Times reported last month that Bush's advisors hope his speech will lead the populace to "turn the page" on the debacle of the past few months, as crime after crime has been exposed and Bush's poll numbers fell. They're hoping to regroup and "reposition" Bush, to focus people on going forward united with his program. There is not doubt that he will push on "to radically remake society, very quickly, in a faxcist way, and for generations to come", as our Call says.
Can you please help spread this meme?
"Project for a New American Century" is the think tank that created US government neocons. Get people Googling PNAC, and they will find out that this neocon agenda is hardly what they voted for, indeed is dangerous to American life and to the world. Write it, say it - and now WEAR this meme.
Prices are marked very low; most profits will go to Crawford Peace House, Texas.
Protesters outside the White House fence last night made enough noise to disrupt the network anchors' parroting of Bush's talking points. Let's remember this and do it every time!
CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAM IN IRAQ CALLS PRESIDENT BUSH TO WITHDRAW TROOPS, END HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES
White House numbers:
From A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Steering Committee
Ten weeks after the September 24 demonstration brought more than 300,000 people to Washington DC in a massive show of strength by a united antiwar movement, the leadership of the United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) has publicly announced its unilateral intention to effect a long-term split in the antiwar movement. This is the second time in seven months that UFPJ has publicly proclaimed its intention to split the movement, coupled with a false and ugly attack on the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition. In May 2005, they announced that they would hold a second and separate demonstration in Washington DC on September 24 rather than work in a united front with A.N.S.W.E.R.. Fortunately, the progressive movement overcame that splitting effort, which would have seriously weakened the movement at a critical moment.
Cheney visits Iraq amid calls for US pullout
By Gideon Long
30 minutes ago
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney visited Iraq on Sunday for the first time since the 2003 invasion, as hardline leaders from both sides of the country's sectarian divide renewed calls for American troops to go home.
THAT'S it!!! I'm really ticked off
ray of light (1000+ posts) Sun Dec-18-05 01:22 AM
AND I think it's time given all the stuff we know about the TIMES, and the media propaganda and the fact they withheld information about Bush before the election, AND they refuse to fix the election fraud...
STARTING TOMORROW, I WILL NOT LEAVE HOME WITHOUT AN ORANGE RIBBON or an ORANGE SHIRT or an ORANGE SCARF.
PLease join me and invite everyone you know to join too.
MAKE IT SAY, "IMPEACH BUSH AND KERRY IS THE REAL PRESIDENT"
Who is with me on this?
WE ARE FIGHTING FASCISM FOLKS AND IT"S TIME TO TAKE IT TO THE STREETS.
BUY THAT ORANGE AND START THE CONVERSATIONS STARTING NOW!
LINK TO ORIGINAL
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By Hollis Martin
I have spent a great deal of time ruminating over the devastation of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as other areas of the world we have plundered into and where we have left our remnants of death scattered about. I watch and listen to the various groups activating antiwar rallies to try and end the devastation, and while they are good and well meaning, I also believe personally that the era of such protests is now ending. It is time to be newly creative once again but in ways that allow us to speak out FOR something, not AGAINST it. While being against something expresses how we feel, it still carries a negative edge. I think now more than ever, this country is craving positive feelings, something good to be speaking out FOR! In a time when everything in the world seems so bleak, we need our hopes raised by having a cause to feel positive about. I would like to share my idea with you about how to do this.
This Saturday Night at 6:00 pm...An official DAWN (DC Anti-War Network) Endorsed Action!
Everybody is invited! Join Us!
These favorites will warm your heart! Sing along to:
"I'm Dreaming of a White Christian"
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By Rep. John Murtha
America wants and deserves real answers on Iraq: What is the clear definition of success? Is there a plan? How much longer and how many more lives? In short, what is the end game?
Blogged by David Edwards on 12/14/2005 @ 11:48am PT...
Robert Novak is Back: 'President Knows Who the Source Is'
Guest blogged by David Edwards If reporters and cameras greet you as you leave for work in the morning then you are probably in the media's spotlight. Karl Rove found...
By US Labor Against the War
1. At December 3 meeting USLAW approves the resolution on support for antiwar legislation (see below).
2. USLAW calls on all its affiliates to pass a similar resolution and to inform and educate their members about such legislative initiatives, encouraging them to communicate their support to their members of Congress.
By IWT News
Thousands of people have died, and are still dying, in a war that a majority of people believe is based on half truths and misinformation. Congressman John Murtha said, "We've increased terrorism in the Middle East... We've increased instability in the Middle East." The world is a more dangerous place for all of us.
7 de Enero: Día Nacional de Juntas Para Acabar con la Guerra
Estamos con: Backbone Campaign, Progressive Democrats of America, Latinos para America, After Downing Street, Democracy Cell Project, Cities for Peace, MilitaryFreeZone.Org, Operation Ceasefire, United for Peace and Justice, U.S. Tour of Duty, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, World Can't Wait, and Gold Star Families for Peace pidiendo tu ayuda para organizar juntas públicas, grandes o pequeñas, este sábado, 7 de enero, con el tema de acabar con la Guerra en Irak.
Ending the War in Iraq, Building a Broad Movement for Peace and Justice, And Our Experience with A.N.S.W.E.R.
From the Steering Committee, United for Peace and
Justice December 12, 2005
United for Peace and Justice aims to build the
Detainees may lose right to habeas corpus in deal with White House to prevent veto of McCain amendment against torture
Please call: Senators Levin (D-MI), Graham (R-SC), Warner (R-VA), McCain (R-AZ)
George Bush will be speaking about the war at the World Affairs Council in Philadelphia on Monday. Tickets for the event are sold out, however, the luncheon tickets that are closest to Mr Bush were sold for $10,000. I would like to be at a table close enough to Mr Bush so that he could meet with me.
by Joshua Frank
December 10, 2005
One has to be pleased that the antiwar movement is taking shape. Finally the target isn’t just George. W. Bush and gang. Last Monday night at a chic Manhattan fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, antiwar activists staked out the Senator and vowed to do so until she changes her position on the war.
Proposal for International Groups to Affect U.S. Foreign Policy
Unfortunately the Bush administration is driving horrible U.S. foreign policy including the occupation of Iraq. For those working on peace issues—especially on ending the occupation of Iraq—a change of U.S. policy is the top priority.
Unknown to many in the U.S. and my guess to our colleagues internationally is that the peace movement in the U.S. is woefully under-funded and under-resourced. Peace Action—the largest U.S. grassroots peace organization—has a combined budget of it’s various entities (100 Affiliates and Chapters across the country) of less than $5 million USD annually.
There are many reasons for this: