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    Cynthia McKinney Letter to Obama

    Posted by dlt on November 30, 2009

    This morning, I sent this letter to President Obama:

    “Mr. President:

    I are writing to urge you to announce an immediate cease-fire followed by a withdrawal of all US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan in the fastest way consistent with the safety of our forces.

    I urge you to end the use of Predator drones that kill civilians.

    I call upon you to cease all covert operations in Africa, Asia, and North and South America.

    Too many of your military advisors are implicated in torture, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and crimes against the peace.  Your Justice Department  operates at the zenith of injustice, defending Bush Administration criminality in U.S. Courtrooms.

    I wrote to you earlier suggesting that if you did not investigate the crimes of the Bush Administration, you would be viewed as their accessory.  Sadly, war crimes and torture are now committed with your name on them.

    Please bring our troops home now.”

    A peace demonstration is being organized for December 12, 2009 in Washington, D.C. The Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally, also known as the End US Wars Rally, is scheduled for 11am at Lafayette Park at the White House.  I wholly endorse this rally and encourage all who can to participate in Washington, DC or to help a local peace organization committed to ending U.S. wars on that date.

    For more information about the Washington, D.C. December 12, 2009 demonstration, please visit www.endUSwars.org, currently under construction.

    Cynthia McKinney’s letter sent, November 21, 2009

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    Posted in Afghanistan, anti-war, Iraq, obama, peace, US corporate interests, US world domination, War | Leave a Comment »

    Rethinking Afghanistan: Sign the Petition

    Posted by dlt on November 29, 2009

    Sign the petition online

    Posted in Afghanistan, anti-war, human rights, military, obama, Pakistan, peace, US corporate interests, US world domination | Leave a Comment »

    Shoe-ing Bush out the door

    Posted by dlt on January 11, 2009

    By: Jamilla El-Shafei Source: SocialstWorker.org Published: 01.09.2009

    CONGRESS WOULDN’T impeach Bush, but the people are giving him the boot!

    On Monday, January 19—President Bush’s last day in office—people will gather at DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., at 11 a.m. for a rally and march to the White House with their footwear in hand.

    Well aware of the message behind Muntader Al-Zaidi’s high-profile gesture (socialistworker.org/2008/12/17/this-is-…, this act will make a statement that accomplishes several objectives. First, it is an act of solidarity with those who have suffered in Iraq under the Bush regime. It is also a personal catharsis for people, especially for the Iraq veterans who went to war for a lie. Iraq Veterans like Mathis Chiroux of New York City and Iraq Veterans Against the War board member Ward Reilley will be bringing their infantry boots to hurl, with the names of both Bush and Cheney inscribed on them.

    It is also a statement about Bush leaving office with no impeachment proceedings, no criminal investigations and no accountability for his actions at home or abroad. “Congress wouldn’t hold Bush and Cheney accountable and are therefore complicit, and we want to let the country know what we think about that,” an organizer of the demonstration said.

    Lastly, we are sending a message to the world that we share their disdain of the reckless madman who has left a path of destruction from one gulf to another.

    All shoes not confiscated by the police will be donated to the Washington D.C. non-profit, the “Peter Bug Shoe Academy.” The organization teaches shoe repair to inner-city youth, then distributes shoes to the needy.
    Jamilla El-Shafei, from the Internet

    For more information, visit the ShoeBush.org Web site or e-mail organizer@shoebush.org.

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    Letter of czech mayors and nonviolent movement to Obama

    Posted by dlt on November 24, 2008


    22.11.2008
    Dear President-elect Obama:

    Please accept our congratulations on your victory in the United States presidential election.

    We address this appeal to you due to our concern for the preservation of the democratic process in the Czech Republic and for the security of the European community.

    As you know, the Bush government and the Czech government have agreed to place the military radar base of the US National Missile Defense (NMD) system on Czech territory. Two thirds of the Czech citizenry do not, in the long term, agree with the arrangement. Despite thier opposition, the Czech government has signed agreements with the United States that are due to be ratified shortly by the  Parliament. The current deputieswere elected before there was any public discussion about the project, however, and the involvement of the Czech Republic in the NMD system was not on any Czech parliamentary election platform.

    The plan to place elements of this system in the heart of Europe is causing tension between USA and Russia, as well as between USA and the European Union, and will lead to a new expansion of the arms race. We are concerned that due to this advanced system, Europe will become the main battlefield in a potential international conflict and that the Czech Republic would be, due to the radar, the target of a first attack. The matter is made even more sensitive by the fact that after the fall of communism in 1989, the Czech people vowed that a foreign army would never again be stationed on their territory.

    We kindly ask you to reassess the attitude of the US government towards the placement of NMD elements in Europe and to put a stop to this very dangerous and unstable project. We hope that the change so strongly symbolized by your victory will turn into reality, that the new American leadership can move us all in the direction of a world without wars and violence, and that the tendency towards the escalation of arms and military aggression will be replaced instead by investment into areas that contribute to real human development.

    We entreat you as the president of a country that has long symbolized democracy to respect the will of the Czech citizens, who are being deprived of their democratic rights by their own government.

    Yours faithfully,

    Jan Tamás, spokesperson of Non-violence Movement
    Dana Feminová, spokesperson of Europe for Peace
    League Mayors against radar:
    Jan Neoral, Trokavec mayor
    Josef Řihák, Příbram mayor
    Jitka Říhová, Láz mayor
    Josef Hála, Jince mayor
    Josef Vondrášek, Rožmitál pod Třemšínem mayor
    Václav Hudec, Štítov mayor
    Miroslav Leitermann, Nepomuk mayor
    Ladislav Turek, Bohutín mayor
    Josef Karas, Obecnice mayor
    Stanislav Sláma, Drahlín mayor
    Josef  Škvára, Sádek mayor
    Jan Kohout, Křešín mayor
    Jiří Prokeš, Hluboš mayor
    Radek Walter, Tochovice mayor
    Václav Koubík, Hůrky mayor
    Lubomír Fiala , Vísky mayor
    Libor Štorkán, Felbabka mayor
    Josef Hrubý, Zaječov mayor
    Jiří Chvojka, Chaloupky mayor
    Ladislav Stelšovský, Podluhy mayor
    Bohumír Vítek, Volenice mayor
    Karel Daniel, Vševidy mayor
    Karel Dražan, Bezděkov mayor
    Daniel Synek, Sedlice mayor
    Pavel Hutr, Věšín mayor
    Tomáš Čížek, Chrást mayor
    Karel Palivec, Předmíř mayor
    Stanislav Kramosil, Hvožďany mayor
    Zdeněk Vrbka, Bratkovice mayor
    Miloslav Suchý, Skořice mayor
    Josef Stehlík, Vranovice mayor

    In support
    Giulietto Chiesa – EMP
    Anna Curdova – deputy czech parliament

    Posted in 2008 elections, anti-war, human rights, nuclear, peace, US corporate interests, US world domination | Leave a Comment »

    Close the School of the Americas

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 13, 2008

    Posted in activism, anti-war, human rights, Latin America, military, military recruiting, peace, School of the Americas, torture, US corporate interests, US world domination | Leave a Comment »

    4,000th U.S. Soldier Death Reported

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on March 24, 2008

    Reuters: U.S. toll in Iraq hits 4,000
    Aljazeera: US death toll in Iraq hits 4,000
    Times Online: Roadside bomb takes American death toll in Iraq to 4,000
    Bloomberg.com: Four U.S. Soldiers Die in Iraq; War Toll Is at 4,000
    Los Angeles Times: U.S. toll in Iraq reaches 4,000

    Posted in anti-war, Iraq, military, peace, US corporate interests, US world domination | 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 »

    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 »