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Out of Iraq Events Planned in Over 130 Cities

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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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WASHINGTON DC OUT OF IRAQ TOWN HALL MEETING

WHO: David Swanson, Moderator, co-founder, After Downing Street; Allan J. Lichtman, History Professor, American University; Lila Rajiva, author of Abu Ghraib and the Media, The Language of Empire; Cliff Kindy, Christian Peacemaker Teams; Kevin Zeese, Peace Activist, Democracy Rising; DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton (invited)

Jan 7th Event in Brooklyn

Nation-Wide Out Of Iraq Day

Join progressive, pro-peace activists around the country for a nation-wide ‘Out of Iraq Day.’

TIME: Saturday, Jan. 7th @ 1:00 PM

PLACE: Lafayette Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn

A Challenge from Tacoma

Over 100 people have signed up for the January 7th event in Tacoma, Washington, sponsored locally by America In Solidarity ( www.americasolidarity.com ). Congressman Adam Smith is going to address the public in a town hall-style format with workshops and a concert to follow. So, we are challenging you to get out people in your hometown, because we are in Tacoma!

Todd Iverson, co-founder, America In Solidarity
www.americasolidarity.com

114 Events and Counting

As of Jan 4th we have 114 events planned for Saturday, Jan 7!
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Program to address U.S. casualties

By the Tallahassee Democrat (Fla.)

A local peace organization is seeking participants for a program recognizing U.S. casualties in Iraq and Florida's 97 soldiers killed in action. Readers will be scheduled for 15- to 30-minute intervals from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday on the east lawn of the Capitol. Flower donations are welcome. It is sponsored by Codepink, AfterDowningStreet and Vets for Peace. Call Lydia Vickers at 385-5322 or e-mail ljvltg@yahoo.com.

Peace rally planned for January 7th

By Paul Boerger, Mount Shasta Herald, Wednesday, January 4th, 2006

As part of a National Day of Town Forums Mount Shasta for Peace will hold a peace rally January 7th beginning at 11 am at the Mount Shasta city plaza.

105 Events and Counting

As of Jan 4th we have 105 events planned for Saturday, Jan 7!
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Over 100 Events and Counting!

As of Jan 3rd we have 101 events planned for Saturday, Jan 7!
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Jan 7th Event in Seattle

By the Backbone Campaign

*Brave Troops Foolish Leaders: Operation Homecoming Event this Saturday Progressives Organize to call for End of Iraq War and for Accountability of Bush Administration*

Jan 7th Event in Washington, DC

Event: Out of Iraq Forum, part of more than 70 events being held across the country focusing on how the U.S. can get out of Iraq. See enclosed for information on national events.

Where: The Langston Hughes Theater, at Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V. Streets, NW. C-SPAN has taped other events here. The theater was designed to make it easy for television taping. The number of Bus Boys and Poets is 202-387-7638).

NATIONAL WEEK OF CAMPUS ACTION

Week of March 13-17
Students Say NO to War in Iraq!
College Not Combat, Troops Out Now!

On March 13-17*, students will hold events at high schools and colleges around the country demanding an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq and money for young people's education, not military recruitment. This week of action leads into the global days of protest on March 18-19, where students will join many others in marking the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq and demanding to bring the troops home now!

Out of Iraq Event in Arlington, Va

Announcing: Out of Iraq Forum

Featuring David Swanson from After Downing Street

In conjunction with After Downing Street the Virginia Grassroots Coalition will be hosting one of the nationwide "Out of Iraq" forums during their regular monthly meeting to discuss the Iraq War and what we can do to help bring our troops home. David Swanson from After Downing Street will be there to share ideas and help answer questions.

Congressman Marty Meehan to Hold Two Town Hall Forums

Rep. Marty Meehan - Bringing Our Troops Home from Iraq, Memorial Hall Elm Square on Main Street, January 04, 2006, 07:00 PM, Andover,MA --

Rep. Marty Meehan - Bringing Our Troops Home from Iraq, Crisafulli Elementary School 13 Robinson Road, January 05, 2006,07:00 PM Westford,MA --

Jan. 7 Event in Sacramento With Cindy Sheehan

January 7 Out of Iraq Town Hall Meeting

The Sacramento Coalition to End the War has organized a town hall meeting to discuss the current status of the war in Iraq, to review pending federal legislation that addresses the withdrawal U.S. troops, and to strategize regarding ways to hasten the end of the U.S. military occupation.

Jan 5th Event With Moran and Murtha

Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) will hold a town hall meeting regarding the Iraq War on Jan. 5 in Arlington with Rep. Jack Murtha (D-PA).

Where: National Rural Cooperative Association
4301 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, VA 22203

A January 7th Event in Brooklyn

Nation-Wide Out Of Iraq Day

Join progressive, pro-peace activists around the country for a nation-wide ‘Out of Iraq Day.’

TIME: Saturday, Jan. 7th @ 1:00 PM
PLACE: Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn

Meet on Saturday, Call on Monday

No, that's not a dating tip. It's an impeachment tip.
Take part in one of these events on Saturday, January 7, and call your Congress Member as part of a National Call-In Day for Accountability on January 9.

Jan. 7 Event Planned for Madison, Wis.

By Buzz Davis, Stoughton, WI

Below is a copy of the email invitation we are using to round up folks for our Saturday town meeting in Madison, WI. Ed Garvey is a member of Vets for Peace and he will speak along with others. Ed was the 1998 Democratic candidate for governor in WI. Tommy Thompson won as your know. Ed would be a great governor.

Out of Iraq Events Planned Nationwide on January 7th

http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

Out of Iraq Events Planned Nationwide on January 7th
National Call-In Day on Accountability Planned for January 9th
International Commission Taking "Indictments" to White House January 9th

Out of Iraq Events Planned in Over 70 Cities
Local organizations have planned over 70 Out of Iraq events around the country on or about January 7th. (See list at bottom.) 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, 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.

National Stand Down Day - Nov. 18, 2005

End The Iraq War - Demonstrations and Nonviolent Resistance at Recruiting Stations Across the Country

Young Americans sign on to go into harm’s way to defend their country if necessary, but instead they are being turned into harm’s ministers in a war that has claimed more then 100,000 Iraqi lives and nearly 2,000 Americans. The President and Congress have breached a sacred trust with our soldiers and abused their oath to defend the Constitution by leading young Americans to kill and die in a war based on lies.

As the Bush Administration refuses to make plans to bring our troops home, join us for “National Stand Down Day,

Mobilize for November 2nd!

The World Can't Wait -- Drive Out the Bush Regime! Mobilize for November 2nd!
www.worldcantwait.org info@worldcantwait.org 866-973-4463

Join Ed Begley Jr, Esther Kaplan, Casey Kasem, Harold Pinter, Gore Vidal,
Saul Williams, academics, artists, writers, activists performers, and 5000+
others in signing the World Can't Wait Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime!

Read statements from signers for the call to Drive Out The bush Regime.
Is the Bush Regime self-destructing? Indictments? or Not? As of this
writing, it appears Karl Rove --much less Cheney-- will NOT be indicted in

Pass a Local Resolution to Bring the Troops Home

November 1, 2005 URGENT ACTION ALERT

Dear After Downing Street Member Groups,

Cities for Peace (now under the auspices of Cities for Progress), also 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.

Tomorrow is the beginning of the end of the Bush Regime!

By Debra Sweet, National Co-ordinator, the World Can't Wait

Tomorrow is the beginning of the end of the Bush Regime! I wanted to pass along some ideas about the character of the rallies and demonstrations for our launch.

We've got to keep in mind what we're trying to do with these events. We are beginning a movement that will drive Bush from office and reverse the whole direction in which he's been taking society. Every day a new outrage drives home the need for nothing less than this. If anyone needs more proof, look at the Libby indictment, followed closely by the Alito nomination!

Call for Peace Upon 2,000th US Death in Iraq

By Global Exchange

As of today, 1,982 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq, and more than 15,000 have been wounded. US soldiers are at grave risk in Iraq, and continue to suffer even after they come home. Troops returning to the US are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, and are even turning up in homeless shelters in cities through the country. The risk for Iraqis is even more severe: Tens of thousands of Iraqis have been killed in the war, and hundreds of thousands of lives have been devastated, even according to the most conservative estimates.

Sadly, the fact that Iraqis just voted for a new constitution is unlikely to end the violence in Iraq -- just as the violence continued unabated after the capture of Saddam Hussein in December 2003 and after the January 2005 election of the Iraqi national assembly.

The World Can't Wait!

The World Can't Wait!
Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize for November 2, 2005!
http://www.worldcantwait.org/

Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights. Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it. Your government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

Your government is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.

THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT - DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME

THE WORLD CAN'T WAIT - DRIVE OUT THE BUSH REGIME
NATIONAL ORGANIZING CONFERENCE
NEW YORK CITY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY, SEPT. 3-4
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Community Center
208 West 13th Street, NYC.
(347) 693-3319
http://www.worldcantwait.org

SATURDAY, SEPT. 3 6:00 pm-8:30 pm
PUBLIC Program: "Why the Bush Regime Must be Driven Out -- and How we
can build a movement to do that," including Larry Everest, author of
Oil, Power & Empire: Iraq and the U.S. Global Agenda (Common Courage
Press 2004)

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Friends: The question on everyone's minds is: With the political life in

Opening Eyes in Illinois

by madame defarge at Democracy Cell Project

On a sunny summer Sunday in the Chicago suburbs, over 150 people gathered in the Highland Park town square for the second time in 5 days to take a stand for peace.

This time, we gathered in commemoration of those souls who have given their lives to the American military involvement in Iraq. We were there to dedicate the first semi-permanent display in the country that's based on the touring display Eyes Wide Open.

For the next 30 days, people passing by will see a collection of combat boots, shoes, and red and purple poppies that sit in symbolic recognition:
- 50 combat boots representing the states and territories that have sacrificed their sons & daughters
- 100 pair of civilian shoes for the estimated 100,000 Iraqi deaths
- 100 red poppies for over 12,000 wounded and disable soldiers
- 200 purple poppies for the 1 in 3 soldiers who will return home with emotional and mental disorders

The Chili Bowl Democracy Cell

Ben's chili is hot, and so was the weather tonight. But about 40 people gathered to think about the various issues facing DC citizens.

For more on the issue of DC voting rights, go here.

But the lesson I want to share here is the one Ven Neralla, from Rep. Barbara Lee's office, shared with the group.

This group, by the way, is a Democracy for America group, one of many meetups discussing the Lee Resolution of Inquiry tonight.

It was hot. People were a little uncomfortable. Someone asked how we could get Congressmembers to respond to our requests. After all, we have no vote in Congress.

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