National Protests

Submitted by Carol on July 7, 2007 - 2:56pm.

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Take the Antiwar Struggle Back to the Streets in September

SEPT 29: Mass March on the White House

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Submitted by tnjp on June 29, 2007 - 2:03pm.

Peace Movement Comes to US Social Forum By David Swanson
Submitted by davidswanson on Thu, 2007-06-28 14:38. Media

United for Peace and Justice held a workshop at the US Social Forum in Atlanta on Thursday, at which several speakers made some pretty amazing statements.

Adrienne Kenney of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) described her work serving stateside with the NSA of listening in on foreigners. Prior to 9-11, she said, they never listened to Americans. Post 9-11 she says, they were given a waiver to listen to Americans, and not Americans with ties to terrorism, but American journalists. She said she listened to journalists whose locations then ended up on lists of targets and were attacked by the U.S. military. She now works for Veterans Administration hospitals. She has spoken with a man there who has seen the US military torture prisoners in Europe. At the VA Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, which is often the second stop after Walter Reed, workers are prioritizing veterans based on what war they have fought in, with priority going to Iraq and Afghanistan. So, other veterans go lower down the list. She said IVAW has a tour underway of 23 bases on the East Coast, and the bus will be here in Atlanta on Friday. She said that IVAW has opened a fast-growing chapter of active duty soldiers at Fort Drum in New York. The Appeal for Redress is gaining signatures, she said – now at over 2,200 active-duty members. Fort Meade NSA also has an IVAW chapter of active-duty soldiers. And, of course, a soldier in Iraq recently refused to serve any longer. And because his story was spread across the internet so quickly he felt much less likely to be disappeared...

Submitted by tnjp on June 27, 2007 - 7:04pm.

Operation First Casualty NYC - another great short film...

Submitted by tnjp on June 27, 2007 - 6:30pm.

Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) members bring the truth of the occupation of Iraq to the streets of Chicago

Submitted by tnjp on June 21, 2007 - 9:22pm.

Marines target 2nd IVAW member for public stance against war
The US Marine Corps is at it again trying to "silence the free speech and assault the First Amendment rights" of veterans according to Sergeant Liam Madden. Liam, an IVAW member and Appeal for Redress co-founder held a press conference yesterday (June 7th) in Boston, MA announcing that the Marine Corps is investigating him for "unauthorized wear of the military uniform and disloyal statement."...

Submitted by tnjp on June 2, 2007 - 5:45am.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise! The right-wing VFW supports veterans free-speech rights!

In Clash With Marines, Reservists Gain Ally in VFW By David Montgomery 02 June 2007
The national commander of the proud, patriotic, 2.4 million strong Veterans of Foreign Wars (motto: "Honor the dead by helping the living") took one look at the mushrooming dispute between three antiwar Marine reservists and the U.S. Marine Corps, and knew where his sympathies lay: with the protesters.

"What the Marine Corps is trying to do is hush up and punish these individuals who served our country," Gary Kurpius, the national commander, said in a telephone interview. "All they're doing is exercising the same democratic voice we're trying to instill over in Iraq right now." ...

Submitted by tnjp on May 23, 2007 - 9:12am.



Petition: http://impeachgonzales.org/ It's time to impeach Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Submitted by tnjp on May 21, 2007 - 9:16pm.

13 State Democratic Parties Demand Impeachment
Sun, 2007-05-20 By David Swanson
It took 13 colonies to throw out the last King George. Thirteen state Democratic parties have now passed resolutions demanding impeachment, nine of them since Nancy Pelosi ordered the Democratic Party away from impeachment.

In May 2004, the Nevada Democratic Party led the way, passing a resolution demanding Bush's impeachment...

Submitted by tnjp on May 20, 2007 - 6:57pm.

CODEPINK Women for Peace
May 19, 2007
Do you remember summer camp? The excitement of leaving home, spending time with old and new friends, learning new skills, feeling a sense of shared purpose. You can experience that again this summer with CODEPINK--probably with less mosquito bites; definitely with more meaning.

Submitted by tnjp on May 20, 2007 - 6:48pm.

On May 26, Cheney Is Ours
Sat, 2007-05-19
By Nick Mottern, www.westpointrally.org
This coming Saturday, May 26, we here in the Northeast have a remarkable opportunity to make a global political statement about the Iraq War, and one of the world's chief war criminals - Richard Cheney - simply by showing up at West Point in Highland Falls, New York.

"Defendant" Cheney is the main speaker at West Point's graduation ceremony, which starts at 8:30 a.m. Try to be there by 8.

Submitted by tnjp on May 20, 2007 - 6:19pm.

AP: Federal judge - West Point military academy can ban anti-war protest at graduation Published: May 18, 2007
WHITE PLAINS, New York: A federal judge said Friday that the U.S. Army's military academy at West Point can refuse to let outsiders on campus for an anti-war demonstration during Vice President Cheney's commencement speech.

Submitted by tnjp on May 15, 2007 - 9:10pm.

"...May 13 2007, more than 30 activists including Cindy Sheehan, Tina Richards and other military mothers who wanted Congress to hear their cries for an end to the U.S. occupation of Iraq. They blocked traffic at the intersection of Independence and New Jersey Ave on the House of Representatives side of the Capitol Building. 300 people from all over the country marched in "A Mother of a March" from a rally at the White House to the Capitol."

Submitted by tnjp on May 15, 2007 - 8:25pm.

May 15 to July 31: SWARM on Congress for Peace and Impeachment
United for Peace & Justice & Grassroots America invite you to a Summer of Action to tell congress, "No more business as usual" until they end the illegal occupation of Iraq. Actions include - visits to congress - Sit-ins - Organizing - Media Events and Workshops.

"There's a time when the operation of the machine becomes so odious, makes you so sick at heart, that you can't take part, you can't even passively take part, and you've got to put your bodies upon the gears and upon the wheels, upon the levers, upon all the apparatus, and you've got to make it stop! And you've got to indicate to the people who run it, to the people who own it, that unless you're free, the machine will be prevented from working at all!" - Mario Savio...

Submitted by Lydia Vickers on May 8, 2007 - 2:04pm.

Dear Florida CODEPINK Activist,

Hey, it's Lydia in Tallahassee. I'm writing to invite and encourage you to go to Washington, DC and stay at the CODEPINK Activist House and take action with CODEPINK in the halls of Congress.

In March CODEPINK rented a house in DC for a year so that we can have a constant presence in Congress and around town for peace! The house was empty when we moved in, and now after two months it's fully furnished and operational. Next week seven of us CODEPINK women from Florida—-representing CODEPINK from Tallahassee, Orlando, and Sarasota—-will be traveling to DC to live in the house and participate in CODEPINK actions for Mother's Day...

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