Eternal Peace Vigil Against Iraq War
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Submitted by tnjp on March 25, 2008 - 5:00pm.
Update from UFPJ - Reports are still coming in, but it is clear that March 19th -- and this whole week of anti-war action -- was historic.
On Wednesday, the atmosphere out in the streets of our nation's capital was exhilarating. More than 1,000 people -- students, grannies, veterans, and more -- engaged in more than a dozen bold, creative, inspiring actions in downtown DC that disrupted business as usual. The protests made those who profit from war, and those who enable it, stop and take notice.
The energy in those activities was bolstered by the fact it was connected to more than 1,000 actions in all 50 states marking the 5th anniversary of the war and occupation in Iraq, and demanding that it be brought to an immediate end.
And all of this was preceded by 3 days of powerful testimony given by brave veterans of the occupations in Iraq and Afghanistan during the Winter Soldier hearings organized by Iraq Veterans Against the War. If you haven't already, we urge you to visit www.ivaw.org now to watch these historic proceedings online...
Activism | Florida Politics | Iraq | Local Actions | Militarism | National Protests | Veterans | Video
Submitted by tnjp on March 23, 2008 - 3:51pm.
To commemorate the beginning of the sixth year of the illegal, immoral, and unjust war of aggression against the people of Iraq, local political activists and citizens of all stripes gathered at Lake Ella in Tallahassee on Wednesday March 19th as evening fell.
Turnout was lower than expected due to a driving rainstorm. Still, approximately one hundred turned out to raise voice and witness to the disastrous (pick your adjective) misadventure in Iraq.
See the full photo album on Picassa
More below the fold...
Submitted by tnjp on March 19, 2008 - 4:19pm.
Tallahassee anti-war activists dropped banners in several locations today to mark the fifth anniversary of the Iraq Occupation. Above is a shot of one on an overpass on I-10.
Later this evening there will be a candlelight procession around Lake Ella on N. Monroe St. starting at 7:30 PM.
Hundeds are expected to attend...
Submitted by tnjp on February 10, 2008 - 3:06pm.
Live Blogging Sunday Peace Vigil
Live blogging here in front of the old Capital. Beautiful day, light breeze, mid sixties. We have a planning and strategy meeting ongoing vis-a-vis the March 19th Iraq War fifth anniversary. AKA, FIVE YEARS TOO MANY!
The event is to take palce at Lake Ella on N. Monroe St. in downtown Tallt. Looks like there will be a reading of Florida's war dead from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and then a candlelight procession around the lake to follow.
Submitted by tnjp on December 23, 2007 - 2:56pm.
Submitted by tnjp on December 21, 2007 - 5:27pm.
McKinney for President
For immediate release:
Cynthia McKinney Announces Presidential Campaign
Cynthia McKinney, a former six-term Congresswoman and an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, today officially launched her campaign as a Green Party candidate for President.
Submitted by tnjp on December 21, 2007 - 2:54pm.
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Submitted by tnjp on December 20, 2007 - 5:29pm.
Protesters clash with police over New Orleans demolitions
Violence broke out in New Orleans on Thursday after police shut the gates of City Hall against protesters who were attempting to enter a City Council meeting that was expected to approve the demolition of 4500 units of public housing. When about 100 protesters broke through, police began using pepper spray and tasers and even engaging in fistfights with the demonstrators.
MSNBC spoke to Judith Brown-Dianis of the Advancement Project, an organizer of the demonstration, who explained that the City Council normally allows people to stand in the aisles and at the back but had arbitrarily set a strict limit on the seating capacity in order to exclude the protesters. She said the violence could have been avoided if the police had just let people in.
"What's behind this is a new vision for the city," Brown-Dianis told MSNBC. "That means fewer poor people in the city. There's a lot of money going into this.".... (video below the fold)
Submitted by tnjp on December 20, 2007 - 2:58pm.
A big lump of coal for Democratic voters and anti-war activists... the House followed the Senate's lead in capitulating to Bush, again....
House Approves $70 Billion More for War
Submitted by tnjp on December 16, 2007 - 6:33pm.
NEW BUSH COINS
Submitted by tnjp on December 16, 2007 - 4:23pm.
A Home for the Holidays
What would you do if you lived in one of Henry Kravis' mansions for a day during the holidays?
Would you feed the homeless? Throw a huge party? Sell everything on eBay?
Submitted by tnjp on December 15, 2007 - 4:45am.
The first amendment gave the people the right to free speech and political donations are an integral form of free speech.
Let's show that our voice is louder than the PACs and $2,300 maxed-out, bundled donations of corporations.
Our goal is to get 100,000 people to commit to donate $100 each to Dennis Kucinich on December 15, 2007, for a total one-day contribution of $10 million...
Submitted by tnjp on December 12, 2007 - 4:50am.
Beyond Justice: Bush Administration's Labor Department Abuses Labor Union Regulatory Authorities
Read the full report (pdf)
The State Department Web site explains American democracy to the rest of the world as follows:
"The rule of law is a fundamental component of democratic society in the United States, the rule of law is based primarily on the U.S. Constitution and on the assurance that U.S. laws—in conjunction with the Constitution—are fair and are applied equally to all members of society."
How closely the United States actually adheres to those principles, however, has been increasingly drawn into question—particularly over the course of the past year. Revelations about the firing of U.S. attorneys because they were not sensitive enough to the Bush administration’s political priorities almost turns the State Department claims on their head...
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Submitted by tnjp on December 11, 2007 - 9:30pm.
CodePINK Protest Torture at the White House on International Human Rights Day.
Submitted by tnjp on December 9, 2007 - 10:23pm.
How to Vote in Primaries and Not Be an Idiot - A Short Instructions Manual
1. Virtually nobody votes in primaries (or caucuses) compared to general elections. Therefore, each individual primary vote is worth many times what it is in the general election. And, it's more likely to be counted, since there's typically less fraud and abuse of the system in primaries. So, if you vote in general elections, you pretty much have to vote in primaries in order to not be an idiot. Bring a few friends to vote too, and you're practically a genius.
2. If you have to join a party that you don't support in order to vote in a primary, you can always unjoin again immediately after the primary. In the meantime, maybe you'll have helped to create a party you can support. You can even vote in a primary without planning to vote in the general election. If the 50% of Americans who don't vote at all (or even a small fraction of them) voted in primaries, they would determine the candidates in the general elections, in which they might then choose to vote as well...
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