National Protests

Submitted by tnjp on September 9, 2007 - 2:40pm.

Let's Whip Congress Into Shape!
The collective power of the peace movement helped the Democrats take control of Congress and turn Nancy Pelosi from Minority leader into Madam Speaker. But in May the new Congress turned its back on the peace movement, granting Bush another $95 billion for war with no timetable for withdrawal. While the Speaker of the House herself voted against the war funding, she failed to put pressure on the conservative Democrats to form a united front against another blank check for war. She also failed to effectively use her power to decide what bills would come up for a vote. In the case of both the unrestricted war funding and the expanded FISA wiretapping, Pelosi had the ability to keep the bills off the floor but refused to do so...

Submitted by Carol on September 8, 2007 - 9:51am.

On September 6, 2007, Adam Kokesh (IVAW) and Tina Richards (Grassroots America) were arrested in Washington, D.C. for defying a federal government ban on posting promotional material for the September 15th Antiwar Rally...

Submitted by tnjp on September 7, 2007 - 11:32pm.

See Video -
Police break up anti-war meeting in Washington
Thu Sep 6, 5:35 PM ET
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Mounted police charged in to break up an outdoor press conference and demonstration against the Iraq war in Washington on Thursday, arresting three people, organizers and an AFP reporter said.

Submitted by tnjp on September 6, 2007 - 11:55pm.

I'm John Bruhns and I served in Baghdad as an army sergeant for the first year of the war. Within my first days there, I realized that so much of what I had been told—about weapons of mass destruction, connections to 9/11—was just White House spin to sell the war.

I'm seeing the same thing all over again now. Even with this being the bloodiest summer for US troops in Iraq, even with Iraqi casualties running at twice the pace of last year, and even with 15 of 18 of President Bush's own benchmarks unmet, the White House is at it again. They're telling us that black is white, up is down, and things in Iraq are going just great thanks to the troop "surge."

This month Congress is going to vote on war policy for the next year—and Bush is hoping all this "progress" talk will scare Congress away from voting for withdrawal. We can't let that happen. Almost 4,000 US troops have died. We've spent half a trillion dollars in Iraq. Every day you turn on the news and more people are killed. We need Congress to stand up and fight to bring our troops home this fall.

I need your help to make sure that happens. Can you sign this petition demanding that Congress begin a fully funded redeployment and start bringing our troops home from Iraq immediately? I'll deliver your comments to Congress myself next week. Click link below to add your name:

Submitted by tnjp on September 2, 2007 - 10:24pm.

Bring Them Home, Don't Be Fooled Again

Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) has just sent the message below and asked us to send it to the UFPJ member groups. MFSO has been an active member of UFPJ right from the beginning of the coalition. If you want more information about MFSO and their important work, please use the contact information at the bottom... Please pass along this to your lists and people who might be interested. Thanks.

Leslie Cagan
National Coordinator, UFPJ

Submitted by tnjp on September 2, 2007 - 10:22pm.

The Bush Motorcade arrives in Bellevue, WA to whore money for a Republican fundraiser...

Now THAT'S a warm welcome....

Submitted by tnjp on August 29, 2007 - 9:05pm.

Iraq War Veteran Evan Knappenberger Sounds Alarm on Back Door Draft

Submitted by Carol on August 21, 2007 - 9:58pm.

National Take A Stand Day -- Come join Florida For Peace,, Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace, Code Pink, Veterans For Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against The War, Tallahassee Now, Military Families Speak Out, True Majority, United for Peace and Justice, USAction, Working Assets and Americans Against Escalation in Iraq. Go to to sign up.

Please come join us on August 28th at 7:00 pm in front of the old Capitol Building at the corner of Apalachee Parkway and Monroe Street. We will be holding a candlelight vigil to let our congressmen know "Enough is enough".

When most members of Congress get back to DC this September, what do you think they're going to remember about their August vacation? That day out on the fairway with the oil and gas lobbyists? The fat check they got from that big developer? The 100th baby they kissed?...

Submitted by tnjp on August 16, 2007 - 7:34pm.

Stop Government Attacks Against the Anti-War Movement!
Take Action to Defend Free Speech
In an unprecedented action, the ANSWER Coalition today received citations fining the organization $10,000 for the placement of posters announcing the September 15 March on Washington DC. The fines come after a campaign led by FOX news calling for the DC government to take action against those putting up posters for the September 15 demonstration.

They have told us that we have 72 hours to remove every poster, or the fines will go into effect. Tens of thousands of dollars in additional fines are expected in the coming days. Bush’s Interior Department is threatening similar actions against ANSWER. The September 15 posters are legal and conform to city regulations. We will not allow the government's intimidation tactics to slow our outreach or silence the antiwar movement...

Submitted by Carol on August 15, 2007 - 9:52pm.


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Carol Stachurski, Tallahassee
MoveOn Community Coordinator
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2007 850-933-6152

*** Press Event: Thursday, August 16, 12 noon ***

Tallahassee – On Thursday, August 16, members of Political Action in Tallahassee will release a new report, "War at Home" highlighting the cost of the Iraq War to residents in every congressional district, including Florida's 2nd Congressional District...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 27, 2007 - 8:52pm.

Put Your Name in the Congressional Record in Support of Impeachment
Rep. Dennis Kucinich wants to put the name of everyone who supports Dick Cheney's impeachment in the Congressional Record!

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session and is fully searchable.

Every day that Congress is in session, Rep. Kucinich will submit 5 single-spaced pages of names with states, which is the daily limit under House rules. To be included, all you need to do is submit this petition. ...

Submitted by tnjp on July 19, 2007 - 8:28pm.

7-19-3-07 We have our work cut out for us. 70% of people in the U.S. now oppose the war and occupation in Iraq. How can we move them to action?

That was the central question at United for Peace and Justice's recent national assembly. Out of those discussions came an ambitious plan of action for the next several months, grounded in the urgency of the current moment: the daily mounting death toll, the countless wounded, the destruction of Iraq's infrastructure, and the robbing of our communities at home in order to pay for all of this madness.

Between now and November, we are supporting and helping to build a series of important campaigns, initiated by UFPJ member groups and allies. They are focused on decentralized, locally based activities and events, and are designed to engage people in their own communities by offering specific, concrete ways to take action and become part of the peace and justice movement. (See below for further details...)

Submitted by Carol on July 17, 2007 - 9:40pm.

This guy must watch FOX news!

Submitted by tnjp on July 13, 2007 - 2:57am.

ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.: Now we've all heard the oil industry and the coal industry and their indentured servants in the political process telling us that global climate stability is a luxury that we can't afford. That we have to choose now between economic prosperity on the one hand and environmental protection on the other. And that is a false choice.

In 100% of the situations, good environmental policy is identical to good economic policy --- if we want to measure our economy, and this is how we ought to be measuring it, based upon how it produces jobs and the dignity of jobs over the generations, how it preserves the values of the assets of our community and how it averts the catastrophe of global warming....

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