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ENCOURAGE SENATE DEMS TO FIGHT FOR INVESTIGATION


ENCOURAGE SENATE DEMS TO FIGHT FOR INVESTIGATION

Senator Harry Reid today spoke out strongly and forced the Senate into an unusual closed session to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee Chair's refusal to conduct the investigation into White House war lies that his committee agreed in February 2004 to conduct.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4298

"Be prepared to face this motion every day until you face this reality," said Senator Richard Durbin.
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The New York Times reports: "Afterward, the Senate majority leader, Bill Frist, Republican of Tennessee, announced an agreement with the Senate minority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, to end the closed session. Senator Frist said each leader would appoint three senators to investigate the Senate Intelligence Committee's schedule for completing its investigation. The panel is to report back by Nov. 14. It was not immediately clear what use would be made of the report."

Associated Press reports: "Immediately after returning to public session, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Pat Roberts says Republicans have 'agreed to do what we agreed to do.'"

Hold him to that:
Sen. Pat Roberts -- 202-224-4774; http://roberts.senate.gov/e-mail_pat.html

Thank and encourage Reid and Durbin:
Sen. Harry Reid -- 1-202-224-3452; http://reid.senate.gov/email_form.cfm

Sen. Dick Durbin -- 1-202-224-2152; http://durbin.senate.gov/contact.cfm

Watch www.afterdowningstreet.org for more on what you can do.
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THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT: Hold a Vigil or Rally Against Bush on Wednesday

Wednesday, November 2nd, is the one-year anniversary of the election. Numerous organizations are working together to create vigils and rallies around the country against the war and against the Bush regime. After Downing Street Co-Founder David Swanson will speak at the rally at the White House at 11 a.m. Go here to find an event near you:

http://www.worldcantwait.net

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PASS A LOCAL RESOLUTION TO BRING TROOPS HOME

Cities for Peace (now under the auspices of Cities for Progress), an After Downing Street Member group, congratulates you all and After Downing Street on the fantastic efforts and success in Washington and around the country on September 24th! We invite and urge you also to participate in a local activity that has the potential to grab lots of media attention, to raise even higher the level of public discussion on the issue of peace in Iraq and of Federal Budget Priorities. Please join 60 other cities, including Chicago and Philadelphia, in passing a Bring the Troops Home Now! Resolution in your community.

There are several underway currently, including in NYC. Please plug into existing efforts and start new ones where they do not exist. Here is our Cities for Peace Bring the Troops Home Now Resolution Tool Kit, that will help you to get the ball rolling:
http://www.ips-dc.org/downloads/troopshometoolkit.pdf

Please keep us abreast of your efforts and let us post your successes and Lessons Learned along the way! For more info, contact me at kdolan@igc.org

Please also visit us online at www.citiesforprogress.org

Thank you and be in touch!

Peace,
Karen Dolan, Director, Cities for Progress/Cities for Peace, kdolan@igc.org

Malia Lazu, Field Director, Cities for Progress, malia@ips-dc.org

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EXPOSE THE WHIG!

Talking Points on H. Res. 505:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/points

Email Your Congress Member:
http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/72

More Information and How to Get Involved:
http://www.AfterDowningStreet.org/whig

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

We need volunteer organizers during the next week to help pass H. Res 505.
Contact Sophie, Field Coordinator, at 415-789-8469 or lobbykit@yahoo.com

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AFTER DOWNING STREET NEWS

Not the End
By Senator Edward Kennedy
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4297

Redemption For The Media
By Alexandra Walker, TomPaine.com
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4292

The World Can't Wait
By Russ Baker, www.TomPaine.com
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4289

Tomorrow Is the Beginning of the End
By Debra Sweet, National Co-ordinator, the World Can't Wait
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4286

U.S. frees 500 prisoners from Iraq's Abu Ghraib
By Reuters
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4284

Kristof Again Presses Cheney to Explain or Resign
By Editor and Publisher
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4281

Is Impeachment the Answer?
By Robert Parry www.consortiumnews.com
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4264

The True Cost of War
By Cindy Sheehan
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4258

Why Aren't the Democrats Screaming Bloody Murder?
By Laura Santina, CommonDreams.org
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4257

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WAR HUMOR
This Is Your Brain on U.S. Corporate Media
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/4283

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Perhaps the solution isn't simply for the DNC to fight for an investigation; but to show the RNC membership what can happen if there is no investigation.

The first asks the DNC to assert prudence in the face of the RNC absurdity; the second asks the RNC members see that imprudence will bring more recklessness.

Admirable goals are for the admirable; consequences are for those who cannot be inspired by prudence.

Be patient, it will take time for the RNC to understand you wish for a common better future -- they do not trust their own leadership, and will take time to trust those they've been convinced to fear.

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