Peace & Justice

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

Take the Antiwar Struggle Back to the Streets in September

SEPT 29: Mass March on the White House

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Stop the War at Home and Abroad!

All Troops Out Now!

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Submitted by tnjp on July 5, 2007 - 1:24pm.

July 4th Message from Dennis Kucinich

Dear Friend,

Happy Birthday, America, from Dennis and Elizabeth. Today is Independence Day, the 4th of July. What would our forefathers think if they could see where this nation is today? What happened to their America, this land of the free, home of the brave? Would our founders be ashamed? I can tell you I sense a change in the wind. There is a hunger in this nation for a grand vision to bring us all together, to heal us and lift our spirits. There is a hunger for clarity, for a sense of purpose.

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 21, 2007 - 10:05pm.

"When did you Wake Up?" By Lori Perdue June 5th, 2007
My last missive mentioned wake up calls and the greater population of Americans “hitting the snooze” when it comes to the war. People often ask, “When did you realize you wanted to be an activist?” or “What makes you do this? Why are you here?” And believe me there are times when I ask myself much the same thing. But I have a different answer for myself than I do to everyone else...

Submitted by hopeforcleanwater on June 17, 2007 - 3:19pm.

I believe Bruce Gagnon has succeeded in summarizing a plan that can work -- perhaps the only plan that can work. This is not only a 10 step plan to stop continual wars for resources but a plan to restore democracy by individuals working together. The writer is the co-coordinator of Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space.

A 10-Step Plan for Antiwar Activists

By Bruce K. Gagnon

06/13/07 "ICH" -- - I often hear from people asking me, "What should we do about all this? How can we stop Bush?"

I would first say that we must move beyond blaming Bush. The fact of U.S. empire is bigger than Bush. Hopefully by now, all of us are more clear how the Democrats have been, and are now, involved in enabling the whole U.S. military empire building plan. It is about corporate domination. Bush is just the front man for the big money.

So to me that is step #1....

Submitted by tnjp on June 14, 2007 - 6:24pm.

This page replaces the old TNJP Networking page, which is several yrs. out of date. Also see Florida Peace Links for FL peace networking.

Blogging for Peace

911 Families For Peace

After Downing Street

Americans 4 Shared Sacrifice

Submitted by tnjp on June 12, 2007 - 10:58am.
Global Peace Index and Sustainability
Peace and sustainability are the cornerstones of humanity’s survival in the 21st century. The major challenges facing humanity today are global – climate change, accessible fresh water, ever decreasing bio-diversity and over population. Problems that call for global solutions and these solutions will require co-operation on a global scale unparalleled in history. Peace is the essential prerequisite, for, without peace, how can the major nations of the world co-operate to solve these issues?... (rankings below the fold)
Submitted by tnjp on May 30, 2007 - 8:16am.

Good Riddance Attention Whore Mon, 2007-05-28 By Cindy Sheehan
I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called “Face” of the American anti-war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such “liberal blogs” as the Democratic Underground. Being called an “attention whore” and being told “good riddance” are some of the more milder rebukes.

I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day Morning. These are not spur of the moment reflections, but things I have been meditating on for about a year now. The conclusions that I have slowly and very reluctantly come to are very heartbreaking to me...

Submitted by tnjp on May 27, 2007 - 5:04am.

A Different Memorial Day Remembrance by Colonel Dan Smith, USA (Ret.) 05/22/2007

“Humility must always be the portion of any man who
receives acclaim earned in blood of his followers and
sacrifices of his friends.” - Dwight David Eisenhower

Every national holiday develops traditions that pass from generation to generation. Except for Armistice Day – now called Veterans Day – no holiday is observed with more melancholy than is Memorial Day. But this day, unlike, say, July Fourth, seems to have developed two traditions depending on whether or not the United States is at peace or the armed forces are in a hot war when the last weekend of May arrives...

Submitted by tnjp on May 26, 2007 - 10:00pm.

A Murderer's Confession by Arthur Silber May 23, 2007
While I realize that this manner of proceeding flies in the face of the aggressive anti-intellectualism of today's political "debates," where everyone adamantly refuses to identify the true meaning of his statements and will never acknowledge the premises underlying his argument, let me indicate briefly the reasons for my position, and my ultimate conclusion:

Iraq did not attack us.

Iraq did not threaten us.

Submitted by tnjp on May 20, 2007 - 6:56pm.

The Courage to Stand Up Against War Crimes BY Scott Horton
PUBLISHED May 18, 2007
Lieutenant Commander Matthew Diaz has been acquitted on accusations of trying to “aid the enemy” but convicted on counts of passing classified information, reports the Associated Press. He thus emerges as the latest in a long line of military martyrs–including James Yee and Ian Fishback–who have suffered persecution for their opposition to the use of torture and other criminal practices in Guantanamo and other detention facilities. His conviction comes on the same day on which the House of Representatives, in the face of a veto threat from President Bush, voted to close the Guantánamo detention facilities. The Dallas Morning News publishes an account of the Diaz court-martial today, with a brief interview with Commander Diaz. He describes his frustration with official policies of lawlessness and dishonor that led him to take a decisive act of protest: ...

Submitted by tnjp on May 20, 2007 - 6:50pm.

Grandmother to be released from jail Friday after 60 day sentence for ‘trespassing’ at Army torture school
Fri, 2007-05-18 Cathy Webster, a grandmother from Chico, CA., will be released from the Sacramento County Jail on Friday, May 18, after completing her 60 day sentence for crossing onto the U.S. Army Base at Ft. Benning, Georgia, as part of a protest against the U.S. Army School of the Americas...

Submitted by tnjp on May 15, 2007 - 7:47pm.

United States Social Forum Another World is Possible - Another U.S. is Necessary! June 27 - July 1, 2007 · Atlanta, GA
Welcome to the US Social Forum! Español
The US Social Forum is more than a conference, more than a networking bonanza, more than a reaction to war and repression.

The USSF will provide space to build relationships, learn from each other's experiences, share our analysis of the problems our communities face, and bring renewed insight and inspiration. It will help develop leadership and develop consciousness, vision, and strategy needed to realize another world....

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 tnjp on May 11, 2007 - 8:20pm.

MOTHER'S DAY FOR PEACE - Reported by Deborah - May 8, 2007
Brave New Foundation launched a new short viral video in honor of Mother's Day featuring actresses Felicity Huffman, Vanessa Williams, Alfre Woodward, Christine Lahti and feminist icon Gloria Steinem. The video celebrates the original meaning of Mother's Day, founded during the Civil War as a call upon women to unite for peace in the name of children everywhere. The video is being distributed virally over the internet by Robert Greenwald's Brave New Foundation via You Tube in partnership with a large coalition of groups including the Unitarian Universalists, SEIU, Soldiers of Yesterday and Tomorrow, National Organization for Women (NOW), Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, United For Peace and Justice and others...

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