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    Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally , December 12, Lafayette Park at the White House

    Posted by dlt on December 1, 2009

    DEC.12TH 11AM-4PM DC
    End US Wars, is holding an Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally on December 12 at Lafayette Park at the White House, Washington DC, from 11am to 4pm.

    Featured speakers include: Cynthia McKinney, Senator Mike Gravel, Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Kathy Kelly, Betty Hall, Granny D (message), Lynne Williams, Elaine Bowers, Mathis Chiroux, Michael Knox, Ron Fisher and others.

    We are very excited about so many illustrious speakers, with more in the offing. Musical performers include Jordan Page.

    We expect to do a lot of action in DC around the time of Obama’s announcement. We also are planning events the evening of December 11th–a Green Party event, authors book signings, and Robert Greenwald’s new movie on Afghanistan.
    On Rally Day, December 12th: congregate at Lafayette Park, White House. Speakers are from 11am to 4 pm, with musical interludes. From 3pm to 4pm there is an organizational meeting ‘tea’ with peace movement leaders, to meet up at the rally, location TBA.

    Prior to the rally, we are planning a camera ready leaflet, down-loadable from the website  www.enduswars.org , to be distributed at the events coming together between now and then, such as at the Dec. 1st peace vigil at 5 pm at the White House,  Amy Goodman’s speaking event in DC on Nov. 30, and other spontaneous activities now being discussed in the peace community. It will be available for local rally organizers to download and distribute during the days prior to the December 12th Anti-Escalation Rally.

    We are sounding the peace cry, declaring that the Peace Movement is not going to stand for the President’s abdication of the people he was elected to serve. We need to send him the message: We have had enough!

    We ask for your strong support and presence at the rally. Please go to our website:  http://www.enduswars.org .

    Organizing Committee, End US Wars
    www.enduswars.org contact AT enduswars.org
    “When we are morally right, we must not yield.” Cynthia McKinney
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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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    Rethinking Afghanistan: Sign the Petition

    Posted by dlt on November 29, 2009

    Sign the petition online

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    War Supplemental Vote Early Next Week

    Posted by dlt on May 8, 2009

    According to Mainer Bruce K. Gagnon, Coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space who talked with Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree’s Military Legislative Assistant, Eric Hansen, the bill is in the House Appropriations Committee now and that it would likely be voted on in the House of Representatives as early as next week.

    President Obama had requested $83 billion for the war supplemental but House Democrats have added $9.3 billion to that request to bring the supplemental to now stand at $94.2 billion.

    According to Hansen Rep. Pingree would vote on the supplemental and he said that she wants to first “see what form the bill takes” before deciding on her vote. He said that the Congresswoman was wanting to see if bench marks and timelines were included in the bill. So far Obama has not submitted any timelines on ending the Afghanistan occupation.

    Hansen said that the war supplemental will also include funds for economic assistance to the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He talked about “soft power” options being important like moving some Pakistan funds from the Pentagon to the State Department’s control for diplomatic purposes and for expansion of counter-insurgency capabilities.

    Hansen also said that Rep. Pingree was seriously considering signing on as a co-sponsor to a bill presented by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) that would “require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress outlining the United States exit strategy for United States military forces in Afghanistan participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.”

    As of today the cost of the war in Afghanistan to American taxpayers has been more than $172 billion and the Iraq war has cost more than $656 billion.

    It is important to remember that Obama has also already requested $130 billion for war funding for fiscal year 2010.

    Please make a call immediately to your member of your state Congressional delegation. Urge them to vote against any more war funding.Here is status of the Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan war supplemental bill for the remainder of 2009.

    According to a report I received from a constituent who talked with Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree’s Military Legislative Assistant, Eric Hansen, the bill is in the House Appropriations Committee now and that it would likely be voted on in the House of Representatives as early as next week.

    President Obama had requested $83 billion for the war supplemental but House Democrats have added $9.3 billion to that request to bring the supplemental to now stand at $94.2 billion.

    According to Hansen Rep. Pingree would vote on the supplemental and he said that she wants to first “see what form the bill takes” before deciding on her vote. He said that the Congresswoman was wanting to see if bench marks and timelines were included in the bill. So far Obama has not submitted any timelines on ending the Afghanistan occupation.

    Hansen said that the war supplemental will also include funds for economic assistance to the governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He talked about “soft power” options being important like moving some Pakistan funds from the Pentagon to the State Department’s control for diplomatic purposes and for expansion of counter-insurgency capabilities.

    Hansen also said that Rep. Pingree was seriously considering signing on as a co-sponsor to a bill presented by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) that would “require the Secretary of Defense to submit a report to Congress outlining the United States exit strategy for United States military forces in Afghanistan participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.”

    As of today the cost of the war in Afghanistan to American taxpayers has been more than $172 billion and the Iraq war has cost more than $656 billion.

    It is important to remember that Obama has also already requested $130 billion for war funding for fiscal year 2010.

    Please make a call immediately to your member of your state Congressional delegation. Urge them to vote against any more war funding.

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    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

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    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 »

    Say NO to Torture 2008 November 15-16 in Arizona

    Posted by Green Party Peace Network on November 13, 2008

    Southwest Weekend of Witness

    November 15-16, 2008 — Stop Torture!

    Say NO to Torture 2008

    Southwest Weekend of Witness

    HUNDREDS WILL JOIN TOGETHER IN SOUTHERN ARIZONA

    to SAY NO TO TORTURE
    Save the dates… plan to join us!

    Click here to download the event flyer.
    And Please Do email, print, and otherwise distribute it.
    Spread the word to make the voices against torture heard!

    Click here for video
    of the 3rd Weekend of Witness, arrest of Fathers Vitale & Kelly and an interview with Tucson activist Jerry Wharton.

    Ft. Huachuca is the home of USAICS, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and School, and has a long history of complicity in U.S. crimes of torture. The torture manuals used at the School of the Americas came from Ft. Huachuca.For several years, in solidarity with the SOA Watch annual vigil and action at Fort Benning, Georgia to close the U.S. Army’s School of the Americas (now the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation) there has been a growing grassroots demonstration at the gate of Fort Huachuca to protest our country’s slipping standards on torture, being practiced in our name and with our tax dollars in places like Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo. The November 2008 demonstration at Ft. Huachuca will take place the week before the Ft. Benning vigil and action.

    All of these events are sponsored by Southwest Witness, Tucson SOA Watch, and Torture on Trial in solidarity with SOA Watch and their annual Vigil & Action at Ft. Benning, November 21-23.

    For more information – visit, write or call

    Someone will get back to you as quickly as possible. More info will be posted to this site in the coming weeks so check back here for updates.

    To find out more about the annual Vigil & Action at Ft. Benning on November 21-23,
    visit School of the Americas Watch

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    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

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    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 »