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    Tell Obama “No You Can’t!” : Saturday November 12th

    Posted by dlt on December 7, 2009

    Tell Obama “No You Can’t!”
    http://www.enduswars.org/spreadtheword

    Help us get the word out for the Dec. 12 rally against President Obama’s troop escalation plans for Afghanistan!

    This is an emergency protest rally, to take place on Saturday, December 12, from 11 am to 4 pm in Lafayette Park (across from the White House) in Washington, DC. It’s being organized by the End US Wars coalition (http://www.enduswars.org). The speakers list includes Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, Sen. Mike Gravel, David Swanson, Rev. Graylan Hagler, and many others, and musicians will perform. Along with the rally on December 12, the film “Rethink Afghanistan” will be shown Friday, December 11, from 6 to 8 pm at Busboys & Poets, 14th & V Streets NW.

    Because to the short amount of time between President Obama’s Afghanistan speech and the rally, we need lots of help getting the word out far and wide about the Dec. 12 rally. We need to do some ‘guerrilla media’ work to publicize the event and encourage people to attend — or if they can’t attend the rally, to speak out against the deployment of more US troops to Afghanistan.

    Here’s what you can do:

    • Notify friends, neighbors, family, and anyone else you know who might be outraged at the escalation plans. Send them the announcement appended below by e-mail, make phone calls, paste the announcement on your Facebook page.

    • Post the announcement on e-mail discussion lists, community bulletin boards, and blog pages. If you read a news article online about the Afghanistan War, paste the announcement into the ‘comments’ section below the article text.

    • Download and print the 2-per-page flyer, cut it in half, and pass it out: http://www.enduswars.org/Dec12Rally-2.pdf

    • Make a phone call to a call-in radio talk show and tell listeners about the rally. Be sure to mention the web site: End US Wars dot org

    • Write a letter to the editor about your opposition to the Afghanistan War and mention the rally.

    There are lots more people who are outraged by the President’s escalation plans — people of every political stripe. Some people support Obama, but oppose his current policies.

    Let’s reach them, tell them they aren’t alone, and encourage them to join us on December 12 when we send a message to President Obama to “do the right thing”!

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    Tell President Obama “No You Can’t!” send more US troops to Afghanistan

    Emergency Anti-War Rally at the White House against President Obama’s planned military escalation in Afghanistan
    • When: Saturday, December 12, 11 am to 4 pm
    • Lafayette Park in Washington, DC, across from the White House, near the Farragut West Metro Station
    • Organized by End US Wars http://www.enduswars.org

    Speakers for the rally will include Rep. Dennis Kucinich, former Rep. Cynthia McKinney, former Sen. Mike Gravel, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Kathy Kelly, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, author David Swanson, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Capt. Ron Fisher, Gael Murphy (CODEPINK), Debra Sweet (World Can’t Wait), Elaine Brower (Military Families Speak Out), Brian Becker (ANSWER), Mathis Chiroux (Iraq Veterans Against the War), among many other national peace leaders. Musicians Jordan Page, Head-Roc and others will perform. (Go to the website for current list of rally speakers.)

    Join us in our demand that President Obama must announce an immediate ceasefire in Iraq and Afghanistan to end the wars and order our troops home. He must stop Predator drone attacks and covert operations in Pakistan, and he must begin immediate reconstruction and recovery in war torn regions.

    If the President does not meet these demands, he will face intensified opposition, with anti-war candidates prepared to defeat his war policy politically.

    Along with the rally on December 12, the film ‘Rethink Afghanistan’ will be shown Friday December 11, from 8 to 10 pm at Busboys & Poets, 14th and V Streets NW in Washington, DC.

    More information: email contact at enduswars. org or visit http://www.enduswars.org
    For press inquiries, phone: Laurie Dobson, Director, End US Wars (207)604.8988

    Posted in Afghanistan, anti-war, Iran, Iraq, obama, oil, Pakistan, peace, War | Leave a Comment »

    Green ‘Peace Party’ positions against the Iraq and Afghanistan wars compared to pro-occupation Clinton, Obama, and McCain

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on March 23, 2008

    GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
    http://www.gp.org

    For Immediate Release:
    Monday, March 10, 2008

    Contacts:
    Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org
    Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org

    Greens express support for a May 1 protest by longshore workers against the wars

    WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders today compared the Green demand for an immediate end to the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to the pro-occupation positions of the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates.

    Greens said that party members supported protests planned by International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) locals on the west coast on May 1, 2008.

    “Along with the election of Greens to Congress, actions like those planned by ILWU members are what we need to force the immediate withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan,” said Rodger Jennings, Green candidate for the US House in Illinois (District 12) <http://www.rodgerjennings.org>. “The longshore workers intend to press Democratic and Republican presidential candidates to change their warhawk positions. Like the Green Party, the ILWU has opposed both of President Bush’s wars from the beginning.” Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in 2008 elections, Afghanistan, anti-war, candidates, human rights, InternatlLawsTreaties, Iran, Iraq, military, oil, peace, US corporate interests, US world domination | Leave a Comment »

    Letter to Hugo Chavez from the Green Party Peace Network

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on March 11, 2008

    Green Party Peace Network

    The Party of Peace

    http://peace.greens.org

     

    Date:  March, 2008

    To President Hugo Chavez:

    As members of the Green Party Peace Network in the USA, we express our admiration for your government’s support for human rights and our appreciation for the fuel you have donated or offered at discounted prices to low-income people internationally.

                This generosity and the reforms instigated by your government serve as a model of political accountability and participatory democracy that demonstrates a better world—a world free from war, poverty, and hunger–is possible. Such reforms include enhanced opportunities for free speech through public access to hundreds of private community radio and TV stations; social justice through grassroots participation in decision-making by community and workers’ councils organizing local resources through local initiatives; and economic justice through the redistribution of oil revenues to benefit people rather than profits. Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in human rights, oil, Venezuela | Leave a Comment »

    Utah vs. Axis of Evil: A Utah bill would ban investment in companies doing business in Iran

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on January 3, 2008

    Tom King of the Desert Greens Green Party of Utah is quoted n this article:

    Utah vs. Axis of Evil: A Utah bill would ban investment in companies doing business in Iran

    By Eric S. Peterson
    Posted 12/27/2007

    One Utah legislator has decided the state is ready to get off the sidelines and join the rumble against global terror by prohibiting the Utah Retirement System (URS) from investing in companies doing business in Iran.

    While the bill’s sponsor, Rep. Julia Fisher, R-Fruit Heights, thinks it’s time for Utah to flex its muscle with Iran, some experts think Utah doesn’t have muscle worth flexing on the issue and shouldn’t try even if it did.

    “The bill is intended to help undermine the economy of Iran, which has provided weapons to insurgents and al Qaeda operatives in Iraq and Afghanistan for use against our forces,” Fisher says of the proposed bill, which recently passed a legislative interim committee.

    News broke earlier this month of a national intelligence report that Iran had abandoned its nuclear weapons program four years ago. The findings directly contradicted President George W. Bush’s repeated statements that Iran was ramping up its nuclear capabilities and ignoring U.S. warnings to stop. But Fisher still agrees with the Bush administration that Iran supports terrorist organizations.

    At the November interim meeting, Fisher invited Utah Highway Patrolman Chamberlain Neff to describe his service in Afghanistan. Neff, then a U.S. soldier, described routinely encountering Iranian weaponry in the hands of al Qaeda combatants during his tour of duty. “My friend Dustin Allison was five days in country when he got IED’d [injured by an improvised explosive device],” Neff said.

    The bomb was made in Iran, Neff said, and not only injured his friend but killed the soldier who was training Allison to be his replacement. The trainer had been in Afghanistan for two years and, had he lived, would have returned home the following week.

    By having URS divest from any foreign companies with Iranian connections, Fisher hopes to strike an economic blow to Iran. Some fear, however, that the legislation will merely contribute to the Bush administration’s bellicose posturing against Iran.

    “It’s disturbing that people in our Legislature are focusing on questionable ‘outside’ enemies,” says Tom King, of Utah’s People for Peace and Justice. King worries this bill just puts Utah in lockstep with national war hawks readying for conflict with Iran. Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in anti-war, Iran, oil, US corporate interests | Leave a Comment »

    Greens, citing revealed memo, urge Bush to cancel CIA plans to interfere in Venezuelan referendum and destabilize the Chavez government

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on December 2, 2007

    GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES
    http://www.gp.org

    For Immediate Release:
    Friday, November 30, 2007

    Contacts:
    Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, mclarty@greens.org
    Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org
    WASHINGTON, DC — Green Party leaders called on President Bush to cancel an order directing the CIA to interfere with a December 2 voters’ referendum in Venezuela and to cease actions intended to destabilize the Chavez government.

    “President Chavez and the people of Venezuela are not America’s enemy. We demand that the White House respect the sovereignty of other countries and the democratic will of the Venezuelan people, who have repeatedly affirmed their support for President Chavez and his policies,” said Jill Bussiere, Wisconsin representative to the Green Party’s International Committee.

    “The memo describes secret US-supported actions against the Chavez government that constitute acts of war against a nation at peace with the US. These operations are consistent with other US acts of aggression against Venezuela, including the failed 2002 coup attempt, to which the Bush Administration lent active support,” Ms. Bussiere added. Read the rest of this entry »

    Posted in Latin America, oil, US corporate interests, US world domination, Venezuela | Leave a Comment »