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Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 4, 2011 - 4:01pm.

Happy Fourth Of July!!!!!

I’ve always been a history buff, even before I went to Vietnam.

Reading history was one of the reasons, I went from a supporter of the war, even so far as to become a US Army NCO to a dissident speaking out and even a criminal committing civil disobedience in opposition.

Some reasons that are overlooked in US War of Independence revolve around ‘The Proclamation Line of 1763’ and the unwillingness of the colonists to pay taxes for current and past wars against the First Nations.

When the colonists refused to pay current and past wars, the Brits made ‘The Proclamation Line of 1763,’ which was the limit of colonial expansion West. This was based on the simple proven theory that if you didn’t invade another’s land, they won’t attack you. This displeased two sets of colonists, the rugged frontiersman looking to steal land to own and more importantly the land speculators, the Banksters of the day. The main problem in turning a claim to cash was ethnically cleansing the natives. One of the most notable of the speculators was George Washington, who had been trading in First Nations land for decades. He made and lost several fortunes trading and finally gave up...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on March 24, 2008 - 1:58pm.

4000th US - 1,000,000 Iraq War Dead Commemoration Candle Light Vigil 7:30 MONDAY 23MAR2008

Commemorate the lives and deaths of U.S. Soldiers and Iraqis

AFSC urges peace supporters to organize events in their hometowns the day after the 4,000th U.S. military death in Iraq is announced.

Together, we'll mourn all the lives lost in this war and call for the troops to come home.

http://www.afsc.org/4000/index.php?SearchTerm=FL&Submit=Search&m=r

http://icasualties.org/oif/

Tallahassee

Submitted by Tom Baxter on September 2, 2007 - 8:00pm.

9 ITEMS 2 NEW + 14 Links

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

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New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday

item 2 Big Bend Chapter NW FL Federation of Labor annual Labor Day Picnic 03SEP2007

item 3 John McCutcheon Benefit for Grassroots 09SEP2007

item 4 "The Fairness for All Families Coalition” Benefit 10SEP2007

=item 5 Big Bend Farmworker Alliance 10SEP2007

=item 6 Anti-War Demonstration Washington DC 15SEP2007 / Tallahassee 16SEP2007

item 7 2000 Peace Cranes 02NOV2007
“Tom, Could you please send out an email to your group asking for the person on your list who contacted Su Ecenia by phone about making the cranes please call her again as she misplaced her contact information. Hate to ask you to go through this trouble but this woman was very interested in participating and even offered to help financially (not too many people these days volunteer unsolicited). I would hate for her to think I just blew her off. My home phone is 668-2755 cell 545-3869. Thank-you! Su Ecenia”

Submitted by Tom Baxter on August 24, 2007 - 10:00pm.

8 ITEMS 4 NEW + 21 Links

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 1 Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday

=item 2 EVENING WITH DICK 24AUG2007
Evening with Dick will arouse only ONCE in 2007!

=item 3 Stand Up In September Vigil 28AUG2007

item 4 2000 Peace Cranes 29AUG2007 - 02NOV2007

=item 5 Big Bend Chapter Northwest Florida Federation of Labor annual Labor Day Picnic 03SEP2007

item 6 John McCutcheon Benefit for Grassroots 09SEP2007

=item 7 "The Fairness for All Families Coalition” Benefit 01SEP2007...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on August 15, 2007 - 6:57am.

7 ITEMS - 5 NEW +13 Links 15AUG2007

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI
http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 1 Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday

=item 2 War at Home Report Release at the Capitol Courtyard 16AUG2007

=item 3 True Majority - GreenPeace Delivery Event to Boyd Volunteer Needed

=item 4 2000 Peace Cranes 29AUG2007 - 02NOV2007

=item 5 John McCutcheon Benefit for Grassroots 09SEP2007

item 6 Removal and Submission Instructions

=item 7 13 Items of Interest...

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.
www.democrats.com/impeach-cheney-congressional-record ...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 22, 2007 - 9:37pm.

4 ITEMS 2 NEW + 25 Links 22JUL2077

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 "Sustainable Big Bend Living Center" 28 JUL2007
Planning Meeting

=item 3 25 links of interest

item 4 Removal and Submission Instructions

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 14, 2007 - 12:00am.

13 ITEMS 4 NEW + 12 Links 14JUL2007

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

item 2 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 14JUL2007

=item 3 An Evening of Chanting with Om Sweet Om 14JUL2007

item 4 Recycling Presentation 16JUL2007

=item 5 STOP THE WAR Planning Meeting 17JUL2007
Help plan the Seventy Percent Solution Sunday Extravaganza !!

item 6 Diane Roberts 18JUL2007

=item 7 7th Annual Democratic Political Rally and Picnic 21JUL2007

item 8 NAACP ACT-SO Program Awards and Recognition Banquet 21JUL2007

item 9 33 links of interest...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on July 6, 2007 - 1:16am.

13 ITEMS 4 NEW + 12 Links 06JUL2007

Friends Committee on National Legislation [The Quakers] WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are now available in Tallahassee at the Eternal Peace Vigil and Quarter Moon Imports
FMI - http://tinyurl.com/ywmft7

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

item 2 "Keep It Sassy Tallahassee" party 07JUL2007

item 3 Live Earth Concert House Parties 07JUL2007

item 4 Pastors for Peace U.S./Cuba Friendshipment Caravan 09JUL2007

=item 5 Carol Kresge - The Laos Language Project 10JUL2007

=item 6 Tibetan Lama in Tallahassee 10JUL2007

item 7 Diane Roberts 11/18JUL2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 14JUL2007

=item 9 Recycling Presentation 16JUL2007

=item 10 NAACP ACT-SO Program Awards and Recognition Banquet 21JUL2007

item 11 Survey for Arts Related Folks

item 12 12 links of interest

Submitted by Tom Baxter on June 15, 2007 - 4:50pm.

12 ITEMS 5 NEW 17 Links of Interest 14JUN2007

WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER yard signs are in available Tallahassee at:

Eternal Capitol Vigil Sunday & Thursday
Sundays 12:30-2:30
Thursdays 4:00-6:00
in front of the Old Capitol
Park off Calhoun Street, behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial's flag..
www.tnjp.org
850-893-7390 [leave message]

and

Quarter Moon Imports
1641 North Monroe Street
The Cottages at Lake Ella
Tallahassee, Florida 32303
Mon-Sat 10-6:30 and Sundays 12-5
www.quartermoonimports.com

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 31, 2007 - 5:56am.

34 ITEMS 6 NEW 24 Links of Interest 30MAY2007

Tallahassee Progressive Center Closing Report
http://tinyurl.com/2c8o5f
FMI Rich Templin rtemplin(at)flaflcio.org
(850)224-6926 / (850)5664348 cell

Friends Committee on National Legislation now has a local distributor in Tallahassee for their “WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER “ signs.
See www.fcnl.org/forms/forms.php?type=signs

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 Apalachicola and Carrabelle Rivers Clean-Up

=item 3 Planning Meeting 03JUN2007 for Boyd Meeting 04JUN2007

item 4 Friends of Wakulla Springs Clean Up 07JUN2007

=item 5 Tallahassee Gay Pride Festival 09JUN2007

=item 6 Ten Thousand Villages World Caravan Sale 15-23JUN2007

=item 7 Democracy for America Training Academy 30JUN-01JUL2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

=item 9 24 links of interest

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 16, 2007 - 9:08pm.

10 ITEMS 4 NEW 8 Links of Interest 15MAY2007

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 Finley/John Sims: The Art Not Hate Workshop 17-18MAY2007

item 3 Disaster Animal Response Team Training 18-20MAY2007

item 4 Jazz for Justice 20MAY2007

item 5 Tallahassee Equality Florida Meet-up Social 22MAY2007

=item 6 Memorial Day 27MAY2007

=item 7 Friends of Wakulla Springs Clean Up 07JUN2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

=item 9 Links of interest
1 WHY I FIGHT - Tom Baxter
2-6 Iraq
7 Coalition of Immokalee Workers
8 Tallahassee Network for Justice and Peace Website Update

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 15, 2007 - 2:53pm.

Why I Fight II - Tom Baxter
See Paragraphs 366, 384 and 385, Law of Land Warfare, US Army Field Manual 27-10

IRAQ: Child mortality soars because of violence, poor health care
BAGHDAD, 15 May 2007 (IRIN) - A recent report by the US-based NGO Save the Children says that although Iraq's under-five mortality rate is in the middle range when compared to other developing countries, it has worsened faster than in any other country. Observers say the main reason for this is the continuing violence and lack of funds for the health sector. "Never in Iraq's history have so many children died because of diseases and violence. The mortality rate among them has jumped to a level which will require years to be controlled," said Dr Jaffer Ali, a senior official and paediatrician in the Ministry of Health...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 13, 2007 - 6:08am.

Why I Fight by Tom Baxter
Now at the fourth anniversary of the proclamation of ‘Mission Accomplished’ and the ‘end of major combat operations’ of ‘Operation Iraq Liberation’ I have been standing on Thursdays and Sundays in front of the Capitol with my antiwar signs for almost six years in the ‘Eternal Peace Vigil,’ People have asked, “Why?” Some of the reasons are the lives and deaths of Dwight H Johnson, David Funchess and Jeffrey Lucey...

Submitted by Tom Baxter on May 11, 2007 - 11:58pm.

11 ITEMS 6 NEW 6 Links of Interest 11MAY2007

New/Changed items indicated with =

item 1 Eternal Capitol Peace Vigil
www.honk4peace.org

=item 2 Musical Benefit for Darfur 12MAY2007

=item 3 World Fair Trade Day 12MAY2007

item 4 CODE PINK "Women Stand for Peace" 13MAY2007

item 5 The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering 13MAY2007

=item 6 Disaster Animal Response Team Training 18-20MAY2007

=item 7 Jazz for Justice 20MAY2007

item 8 Call for WOMEN artists for Healing Night 01JUL2007

=item 9 Tallahassee Equality Florida Meet-up Social 22MAY2007

=item 10 6 Links of interest...

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