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Two Thousand Too Many

"Not one more death, not one more dollar for war!"

WHAT: Public Candlelight Vigil & March
WHERE: Veterans Building (corner of McAllister & Fulton)
WHEN: 7:00 PM on the evening after the 2,000 soldier falls

Join all of San Francisco and concerned citizens in cities across the US in a
public candlelight vigil to mourn the loss of the 2,000th US soldier in Iraq.
Two thousand is too many, and we call upon the Bush Administration,
Representative Nancy Pelosi, and all our elected officials to pull our men and
women immediately out of this needless war.

On the evening after the 2,000th death, we will meet at 7:00 PM at the Veterans

Louisville Peace Action

Community (LPAC) will join groups across the nation in marking the loss of 2,000 US soldiers in Iraq by displaying 2000 t-shirts strung on 100ft. lengths of clothesline. We will have our action on Friday, October 28, from 4:00-6:00 pm. We will gather at the corner of Lexington Rd. & Grinstead Ave. and spread out in groups holding the shirts along Grinstead from I-64 to Ray Avenue. We'll have signs to explain that each shirt represents one fallen soldier and peacekeepers will direct people to their location.

LPAC has organized many protests against the US invasion of Iraq--starting three years ago in October 2002. We are angry and frustrated that this war has gone on so long with such a huge loss of American and Iraqi lives. We believe it is important to commemorate this sad milestone and encourage you to contact your family & friends and ask them to join us. Please let us know if you can help at

2000 Too Many!


Be in Times Square the day after the 2000th soldier dies in Iraq!

As of today, 1992 soldiers have died in Iraq. Over 15,000 have been wounded. Tens of thousands Iraqis have died. How many more will die before Bush ends this senseless war?

Two thousand have died while a majority of people in our country believe the war is a mistake and our troops should come home. We must go to the military recruiting centers which promote war as the only alternative for our children and say: Not another death in this immoral war!

Join military families, veterans and United for Peace and Justice/NYC at the recruiting center in Times Square from 6:00-7:00 pm on the day after the 2000th death. Bring flowers to lay on the doorstep of the recruiting center in remembrance of those who have died. Bring your signs and banners.

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Stop the International Crimes Against Humanity

Stop the International Crimes Against Humanity
Speak Out at the White House Encampment to “Drive Out the Bush Regime

Iraq Symposium Planned in Maryland

From Democracy for Maryland

PDF flyer.

We are co-sponsoring an Iraq Symposium at the University of MD on October 29th. This will be a panel discussion with three great speakers, followed by a question and answer period. We are inviting across the political spectrum. So the Q & A session should be interesting.

This speakers include Dr. Lawrence Korb, Asst. Secr. of Defense under President Reagan, Ambassador Edward Peck who has 32 years experience in the Mid-East including Iraq, and Paul Rieckhoff, an Iraqi veteran who heads Operation Truth - an organization that is largely responsible for forcing the Pentagon to address the problems our troops have faced in Iraq.


People's Email Network

Having already threatened to veto the entire defense bill if restrained in any way from continuing its policy of international torture crimes, administration operatives will try to gut the McCain amendment in conference committee. Although passed 90-9 by the senate, three of the senators who voted for MORE torture, Ted Stevens (AK), Thad Cochran (MS) and Kit Bond (MO) with be on the committee to reconcile the Senate and House versions of the defense bill. And Stevens has already declared he will try to EXEMPT the CIA, the primary offender in acts of illegal torture, from being covered by the provision.

Turning Up Heat on Bush

Turning Up the Heat on Bush

A majority of Americans oppose the war and want its planners held accountable. We've won the public debate, despite the media's best efforts. We may be able to frame our messages to increase our majority further, but doing so is not needed and could move us away from the strength and passion we so badly need. What we require is increased activism and sacrifice.

More than one in four U.S. soldiers return from Iraq in need of medical or mental health treatment. Their stories are gut wrenching and tragic.

Cindy Sheehan Pledges Civil Disobedience Campaign
October 19th, 2005 9:52 PM

Peace mom plans more arrests in D.C. and Thanksgiving in Crawford
By Sarah Ferguson

Cindy Sheehan made a return visit to the streets of New York Wednesday, joining the weekly vigil of Grandmothers Against the War outside Rockefeller Center.

In contrast to the scene in Union Square last month, when the police stormed the podium and cut off Sheehan’s mic, this time the NYPD went out of its way to be gracious to America’s leading peace mom.

Police politely urged the jostling camera crews and passing tourists to “please clear the sidewalk,

Indicting a Sitting President

By Richard M. Mathews

Precedent exists to indict a Vice President.

Vice President Aaron Burr was subject to indictments in two states while still
in office. Burr stayed out of those two states to avoid prosecution.

In the case of Spiro Agnew, Solicitor General Robert Bork filed a brief arguing
that, consistent with the Constitution, the Vice President could be subject to
indictment and criminal prosecution. While still Vice President, Agnew plea
bargained a deal in which he plead "no contest" to tax evasion. He resigned the
same day he entered his plea.

For a President, there is no clear precedent one way or another. The closest is

Time for some Fitzmas Carols!

The reason for the season is treason . . . .

Time for some Fitzmas Carols!

O Aspen Tree

O Aspen tree,
O Aspen tree,
Your roots are all connected.
O Aspen tree,
O Aspen tree,
But your sources aren't protected.
How shall we sell the war to them?
Just send some lies to Judy M.
O Aspen tree,
O Aspen tree,
Your roots are all connected.

O Little Town of Washington

O Little Town of Washington,
How still we see thee lie.
The folks below
Don't seem to know
That Fitzmas day is nigh.
The grand jury is weighing
Indictments `gainst these crooks.

Report from London

By Andrew Burgin
Stop the War Coalition

Last night outside Downing Street families whose sons have died in Iraq recreated the Downing Street meeting of July 23, 2002. Rose Gentle read the words of Tony Blair. The recreation took the form of a mad hatter's tea party from Alice in Wonderland. Tents were set up in Whitehall where the families slept. This was the first time there have been tents in Whitehall since the English Civil War in 1640.


By Mothers Against the Draft

DOD Database Places Our Children and Grandchildren at Risk

Elko, NV --- Mothers Against the Draft joined over one hundred local, state, and national organizations today in urging Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to end the "Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies" (JAMRS) Recruiting Database.

“We’re outraged by the Pentagon’s predatory and illegal actions and in full support of this effort to end the JAMRS recruitment database,

Skipping in Camp Casey

Video of Camp Casey


Would you like to have a 54-minute video of Cindy Sheehan's stay outside W's ranch this past August? Showing this at events is a great way to inspire people to action!

For a copy, contact the film maker, Chun Pan.

This DVD runs 54min 12 sec.


About Cindy Sheehan’s vigil in Crawford, TX
By Chun Pan

I am a documentary filmmaker. I have made a video of my experiences in Crawford, TX, in support of Cindy Sheehan’s peace efforts. I hope you will watch this video and determine how it can help the anti-war movement in your community.

Major Anti-War Rally in Sacramento with Cindy Sheehan

By Gary Zimmerman

Cindy Sheehan attended the sixth major anti-war rally in Sacramento since August 14, 2005. This time over 400 people gathered at 16th & Broadway, Saturday, October 15th, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Naturally, this time media coverage was a bit more extensive.

In addition to the warmth and inspiration provided by Cindy, and the compelling anti-war displays and activities we've had out there before, the Capoeira Arts Academy Performing Group performed live percussion, dance and theater acts in the context of opposition to Bush's war.


Toledo -- More than seventy-five local, state, and national organizations sent a letter today to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and the Congressional oversight and appropriations committees for the Department of Defense (DOD), seeking an end to a data collecting project called the Joint Advertising and Market Research Studies (JAMRS) Recruiting Database.

Toledo's Student and Family Rights and Privacy Committee, the group now pressuring Toledo Public Schools to restrict military recruiters, is in full support of this effort to end the JAMRS recruitment database because it violates the Privacy Act while collecting data on 30 million people ages 16 to 25 from a vast array of sources such as drivers license or selective service registrations. Other organizations from the Toledo area that have joined this nationwide effort include the Northwest Ohio Peace Coalition, Sylvania Franciscan Sisters, the Interfaith Justice and Peace Center, and the Toledo League of Pissed Off Voters.

A Liberal Dose of Art

Click on the Queen.

Honoring Lt. Ken Ballard

I recently met Karen Meredith, Gold Star Mother of 1Lt. Ken Ballard. She is speaking out powerfully against the war that killed her son, and has set up this website. It's worth a look.

Talk to Helen Caldicott

From the Back Bone Campaign

Conversations with the Cabinet, Oct. 24th featuring:
Dr. Helen Caldicott
The Real Weapons of Mass Destruction,
and Who Won't Give Them Up

When: Monday, October 24th, 5:30 PM (Pacific)

How to Participate? Three ways:
1. Dial 1-641-297-5500, follow prompts then enter access code 7764-7377 followed by #.
Please RSVP with "Caldicott" in the subject so we can reserve a spot for you. or
2. Log in to ask questions while you listen at Voice of Vashon
3. Click here to email your questions ahead of time.

Dr. Helen Caldicott (bio), is perhaps the single most articulate and passionate advocate of citizen action to remedy the nuclear and environmental crises. Dr. Caldicott has devoted the last 35 years to an international campaign to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age and the necessary changes in human behavior to stop environmental destruction. Nominated for three positions on the Backbone Cabinet we are proud to provide this unique opportunity to the progressive community. Please RSVP with "Caldicott" in the subject line so we can reserve space on the call for you.

After Downing Street Update


Bush to Blair: First Iraq, Then Saudi
By The Independent UK


British Mothers to Camp Out at Blair's House
By Stop The War Coalition

Danish Suit Against Prime Minister Over War Advances
By Bo Elkjær


Message from John Bonifaz
Dear Friends,
What if you could vote to end the war in Iraq? Soon Massachusetts voters will be able to do so.

Event to Bring Together Pro-Peace and Pro-Death Crowds


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By People's Email Network

That's right. There are evil forces still working behind the scenes to try to cut the heart out of the anti-torture provision, which was passed 90-9 by the Senate, in the conference on the defense bill with the House. What part of NO TORTURE don't they get? They want to cut the CIA a blanket "get out of atrocity free" card, in actual effect, by omission, to AUTHORIZE torture by its worst offenders. Please contact all your members of the House and Senate at once and tell them this attempt to subvert the will of the people is a further outrage!

Message from John Bonifaz

Message from John Bonifaz

Dear Friends,

What if you could vote to end the war in Iraq? Soon Massachusetts voters will be able to do so.

I am writing to tell you about, an exciting campaign that is getting underway in Massachusetts. The goal of is to place a binding initiative on the Massachusetts ballot to prevent the governor from sending any more National Guard troops to Iraq. A yes vote on this initiative will not only stop future deployments of the National Guard to Iraq, but will also send a very strong message to our elected leaders that we want them to end the war and bring all of our troops home now.

Open Letter to NY Times Public Editor RE: Judy Miller

Open Letter to NY Times Public Editor RE: Judy Miller
by Just enough [Subscribe]
Sun Oct 16, 2005 at 01:38:24 AM PDT
Dear Mr. Calame,

Please don't disrespect us with another fluff piece such as "Turning the Tables" Oct. 9th ,2005, which treated us, your readers, as distractible fools at a time when your paper is facing its greatest crisis of integrity. The quality of the carefully tailored reporting (interspersed with awkward periods of silence) on the Valerie Plame affair will leave a permanent stain on this great paper. It remains a crisis whether you choose to report thoroughly on it or not.

Bush Commission

The 2005 International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush
Administration of the United States.

Peering Under the Plame Outing

Remarks at "Plan B for Baghdad" Event, Denver, Col., October 15, 2005
By David Swanson

I wrote these remarks down on Thursday, when a Washington Post columnist was pleading with Patrick Fitzgerald to please just go away, and a New York Times news article was claiming that if Lewis Libby leaked anything, he did so with the best of intentions. Meanwhile virtually no voices in the corporate media were asking why Joe Wilson had to be attacked, who had made the false claims that Wilson had debunked, and who had forged the documents that the Bush Administration had used to claim that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons – or, in the case of Dick Cheney, that Iraq already had nuclear weapons.

Following Cindy's Example, Brits to Camp Out at Blair's Place

Downing Street Peace Camp
Tuesday 18 October 3pm - Wednesday 19 October 3pm.

Rose Gentle's son Gordon died in a roadside bombing in Basra on 28th June 2004 - Susan Smith's son Philip was killed in a roadside bombing in Al Amarah on 16th July this year.

Next Tuesday both mothers will camp outside Downing Street to protest at the political decision to deny the families legal aid in their campaign to bring the Prime Minister to book for the Iraq war. The families believe the war to have been fought on the basis of lies and deceit and moreover consider that there was no legal basis for the conflict.

Speaking Events


April 25 Houston

May 8 New Jersey

May 30 NYC here and here

August 27, Chicago


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