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NYC Police-Security Intimidates Impeachment Petitioner

Account posted in comments over at democrats.com. Seems NY's finest ain't so hip to impeachment petitioning....

December 16, 2006
To Whom It May Concern: My name is Maryam Ayazi. I arranged with a person in my district to gather signatures to Impeach Bush and Cheney at Roosevelt Ave./74th Street subway station in Queens. I wanted you to be aware of how the Police Department in New York City is reacting to this. There were many police officers and security guards who were adamantly against me collecting signatures to Impeach Bush and Cheney. They did various actions to get me to leave... (more)

The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War

The Occupation Project: A Campaign of Sustained Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to End the Iraq War

Commencing February 5, 2007

In early 2007, President Bush will once again submit an "emergency supplemental" spending bill to Congress, seeking tens of billions of dollars more to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the so-called Global War on Terror. The military services have already submitted requests to the Pentagon for up to an additional $160 billion in war funding for the current fiscal year. While continuing to fund the war, the U.S. still abdicates its responsibility to provide funds for the rebuilding and reconstruction of Iraq following 15 years of economic and military warfare...

Veterans Day celebration shifted to Sunday

Stefanie Frith
The Desert Sun November 11, 2006 November 11, 2006

Veterans Day is today. But the 11th annual Palm Springs Veterans Day Parade won't be. Instead, it will step off Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in downtown Palm Springs. The decision to change the date came after the Veterans Day Parade Committee discovered a conflict with the Parade of Planes by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Expo today, said Vice Chairman George Stettler on Friday. The expo includes a Parade of Planes on city streets at 3 p.m. today.

City council places Bush impeachment on agenda

Associated Press

LAKE STATION, Ind. - Officials in this northwestern Indiana city of about 14,000 have agreed to discuss a resolution urging Congress to impeach President Bush.

The Lake Station City Council will consider a resolution April 13 at the request of resident Brian Cretton. Cretton attended Thursday's council meeting and read a prepared statement asking officials to place impeachment on their agenda.

Seventh Vt. town votes to impeach

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN
Brattleboro Reformer

Friday, April 7
ROCKINGHAM -- Vermont's cry for the impeachment of President George W. Bush got a little louder Thursday.

At a special town meeting, which was a continuation of the regular March town meeting, residents voted almost two-to-one to have the town of Rockingham request Vermont's Congressman, Bernard Sanders, to investigate the alleged illegal activities of the president and vice president, and to impeach and remove them from office.

100th American City Declares: Bring the Troops Home Now!

100th AMERICAN CITY DECLARES: "BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!"
Madison, Wisconsin joins 99 other cities and townships

Simultaneously, 24 towns and cities in Wisconsin, including the city of Madison, joined 76 other municipalities across the country in passing resolutions and non-binding referenda that demand the Bush Administration bring American troops home from Iraq now. This effort was spearheaded by the Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. This brings the number of post-war Cities for Peace up to 100.

Majority Of 32 Wisconsin Towns Vote For Iraq Pullout

Washington Post - April 5, 2006 - By Kari Kydersen, Washington Post Staff Writer

SHOREWOOD, Wis., April 4 -- Voters in the majority of 32 Wisconsin towns with local referendums on the Iraq war voted Tuesday to bring the troops home.

A call to withdraw from Iraq by the end of the year passed overwhelmingly in the liberal Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, while in conservative Watertown, where the City Council had opposed having the referendum, it was voted down by 75 percent.

How You -- Yes You -- Can End the War

By David Swanson

Simple acts and a little courage have worked wonders in the world.  Nonviolent people's movements won democratic reforms in Russia, booted the British out of India, resisted the Nazi occupation in Denmark, drove a dictator out of El Salvador and another out of the Philippines, ended Jim Crow, crushed Soviet power in Poland, toppled military regimes in Argentina and Chile, ended Apartheid, and brought democracy to the Ukraine.  George W. is no match for a force this powerful.

Lots of Exciting Events in Coming Days and Weeks

Peace Events in Vancouver
February 14
12:30 – 2:00 pm Valentine’s Day "Give Peace a Dance" at Vancouver City Hall, 453 W. 12th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.
7:00 pm Vancouver: Peace Messenger City at Kitsilano Secondary School Auditorium, 2550 W. 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.

Fantastic New Resource

UFPJ's Iraq Scorecard: Find out how your Representative has voted, and what legislation they have co-sponsored
This chart collects it all in one place. Why has your Congress Member backed some bills, but not others, or none at all? Which bills have the most support right now? Which members are consistently leading the way? Which state delegations are strongest? Find out (requires Excel, will soon be in HTML as well):
http://tinyurl.com/ex2bs

United for Peace and Justice Legislative Action page:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3116

UFPJ home page:
http://www.unitedforpeace.org

Newfane resolution seeks to impeach president

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer

Saturday, February 04, 2006 - NEWFANE -- Among votes to approve the budget and education spending at Town Meeting, residents will wade into national waters and vote from the floor for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

Virginia 11th Congressional District Democratic Party Candidates Forum on the War in Iraq

Ken Longmyer and Andy Hurst, the two candidates running for the Democratic party nomination for the Virginia 11th Congressional District to run against Republican Cong. Tom Davis, have agreed to participate in a forum on the war in Iraq from 7-9 P.M.

Sample Resolution for a State or Territory to Ask the House of Representatives to Impeach

Drafted by Richard Matthews

WHEREAS, United States House of Representatives rules allow for setting a federal impeachment in motion by charges transmitted from the legislature of a State or territory; and

UPCOMING EVENTS TO END THE WAR AND HOLD WARMAKERS ACCOUNTABLE

The following events can also be found in the After Downing Street events system at http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

You can also go there to find events near you or to create them.

Panel Discussion of Immediate Withdrawal from Iraq
Featuring: Scott Ritter, Stephen Zunes, Ann Wright, Michael Schwartz, David Swanson, Harlan Hopgood, Steve Young, and Lisa Lubow.
Saturday, January 28, 7:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom - Manhattan Beach Marriott, 1400 Parkview Avenue, Manhattan Beach, Calif.
Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and US Tour of Duty
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6939

News from the UFPJ Legislative Working Group

From www.unitedforpeace.org

Thanks to everyone who has sent in reports on their visits (or attempts to visit) to members of Congress. You will find a synopsis of those reports below.

Congressional Recess Calendar

Upcoming Events in the Movement for Impeachment and Peace

UPCOMING EVENTS TO END THE WAR AND HOLD WARMAKERS ACCOUNTABLE

Put these in your calendar!

UFPJ Legislative Action

In-District Meetings with Members of Congress:
President Bush threw down the gauntlet to his Congressional critics in a speech this week: "When our soldiers hear politicians in Washington question the mission, they are risking their lives to accomplish, it hurts their morale. In a time of war, we have a responsibility to show...our nation is united and determined to prevail."

Three Years Too Many

End the War on Iraq: Bring All the Troops Home Now

A Call for a Week of Local Action: March 15-22, 2006

March 19th will mark the third anniversary of a war that never should have happened -- a war based on lies that continues to devastate the lives of thousands, both in Iraq and the United States.

Virginia Grassroots Coalition Iraq War/Peace Forum

January 10th, 6:30-9:00pm
Agenda
6:30 -- 7:00 – Dinner & Networking
7:00 – 7:05 - Introductions
7:05 – 7:15 - Iraq Veterans facts and figure
7:15 – 8:05 - Panel Discussion
8:05 – 8:10 - Bill Black’s 5-minute Speed Seminar on framing the Anti-War Message

Throw a House Party for the State of the Union Address

By United for Peace and Justice

Does the thought of watching President Bush give the State of the Union address alone leave you feeling a bit depressed? We have the solution: throw a house party to support UFPJ and your local peace and justice group. And have fun!

Upcoming Rally in Sacramento

By Stephen Pearcy

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!

For most people, the last several weeks probably involved holiday gatherings with friends and family. Locally, we saw little, if any, direct action.

'Out of Iraq' Forum with Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Confirmed Speakers:
Congresswoman Maxine Waters,
Tom Hayden,
Jeff Key (Iraq Veterans Against the War),
Erin Sikorsky-Stewart (State Political Director, California Peace Action)
More speakers TBA

Join Us in Virginia on Tuesday!

Out of Iraq – Forum
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Featuring:

Ray Mcgovern - US Army Veteran and 27 year CIA analyst
Gael Murphy - Co-founder of CODEPINK: Women for a Peace
Steve Cobble - Strategic Political Advisor and Speechwriter

World Can't Wait Los Angeles Update

We need your help to get ready for the State of The Union Address Protest on January 31st. We will bring out the noise and demand Bush step down. We have flyers available at the office and soon available for download. There are weekly meetings on Sundays at 1 PM at the Peace Center. Also, World Can't Wait is participating with the After Downing Street Coalition, Progressive Democrats of America and other organizations in public meetings Saturday, January 7, on the topic of ending the war!

Congressman Conyers to Speak at Town Hall Forum in Livonia, Mich., Saturday

Congressman John Conyers will speak at the Jan. 7th Town Hall Forum in Livonia, Mich.

Congressmen Jay Inslee and Jim McDermott to Hold Town Hall Forum Saturday

Brave Troops Foolish Leaders: Operation Homecoming Event this Saturday

(Seattle, WA) The Backbone Campaign and Progressive Democrats of
America are hosting a town meeting to launch Operation Homecoming and to

Laura Flanders of Air America Radio to MC Event in Brooklyn on Saturday

Laura Flanders will be MCing the Jan 7 Out of Iraq event in Brooklyn, NY.

Out of Iraq Events Planned in Over 130 Cities

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

Out of Iraq Events Planned in Over 130 Cities
Local organizations have planned over 130 Out of Iraq events around the country on or about January 7th. Most of the events are town hall forums, and several will feature members of Congress, including Bobby Scott, Diane Watson, Jim McDermott, Adam Smith, Bob Filner, Martin Sabo, Jim Moran, Marty Meehan, Jay Inslee, John Conyers, and John Murtha. Several other events will feature congressional staff, congressional and senatorial candidates, local elected officials, and leaders of the peace movement, including Gold Star Families for Peace founder Cindy Sheehan, and After Downing Street Co-Founder John Bonifaz.

124 Events and Counting

As of Jan 5th we have 124 events planned for Saturday, Jan 7!
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