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    { else }   Message: Dems Want to See Citizen-Monitoring Database.  
    Dems Want to See Citizen-Monitoring Database.
    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/112406E.shtml
        By Lisa Myers
        NBC News

        Wednesday 22 November 2006

    Pentagon has been keeping tabs on groups perceived as security threat.

        A year ago, an NBC News investigation revealed the existence of a secret Pentagon database that included information on antiwar protests and American peace activists.

        Now, newly disclosed documents reveal new details on who was targeted and which other government agencies may have helped monitor Americans. At universities across the country, an antiwar group called Veterans for Peace has staged protests by setting up crosses for soldiers killed in Iraq. In New Mexico last year, the local paper described the event as a display of honor.

        But a previously secret Pentagon intelligence report labeled that same event a "threat to military installations." The report lists the group's upcoming events and warns that while it's a "peaceful organization," there is potential that "future protest could become violent."

        "No, we are not a threat to military installations," says Michael McPhearson, the leader of Veterans for Peace and a former Army captain whose son recently returned from Iraq. "We are not a threat to military installations. We're not trying to blow up anything or anything of that nature.

        "It angers me that the rights I'm supposed to be protecting I can't exercise without the government looking at me and calling me the enemy," McPhearson says.

        Pentagon documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union provide new details on how even Quakers and churches came to be labeled "threats" worthy of the attention of the military.

        "What's clear is that there's a proliferation of surveillance and targeting of Americans who have done nothing wrong, other than disagree with the government," Anthony Romero says. The documents also suggest for the first time that agents of the Department of Homeland Security played a role in monitoring antiwar activities. A DHS spokesman says agents merely disseminated public information about public events that could impact federal buildings.

        The Pentagon admits it made a mistake in collecting information on 186 antiwar protests but claims the problem has been fixed.

        That isn't good enough for Senate Democrats.

        "I fully intend to ask what's in those databanks, because many of them go way beyond any legitimate needs for our security," says Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy.

        Congress wants to know not just what data was collected, but why and how it was to be used.

    http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/112406E.shtml


    Posted: Nov 25, 2006 9:21am | (0) | (0) |  
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    { else }   Alert: Please Read and Note. Please. Very Important.  
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          Cameras Show Army Recruiters Misleading Students.
    Colonel Says Incidents Are the Exception, Not the Rule.
    (Nov. 3) — An ABC News undercover investigation showed Army recruiters telling students that the war in Iraq was over, in an effort to get them to enlist.
    ABC News and New York affiliate WABC equipped students with hidden video cameras before they visited 10 Army recruitment offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
    "Nobody is going over to Iraq anymore?" one student asks a recruiter.
    "No, we're bringing people back," he replies.

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    Posted: Nov 4, 2006 5:59am | (4) | (0) |  
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    { else }   Blog: FREE War Times Special Print Issue Now Available  
    FREE War Times Special Print Issue Now Available!

    The fall 2006 special bilingual print issue of War Times/Tiempo de  Guerras is off the press. Tens of thousands of copies are already  being distributed in 45 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. You  can still order bundles for free distribution by writing 
    distribution@war-times.org (multiples of 25 copies please.) The full  text is also available for viewing or download on the War Times  website, go to http://www.war-times.org and look in the "new  downloads" section on the top of the homepage.

    The English text of the lead article in the issue is below.
    Peace,
    The War Times/Tiempo de Guerras All-Volunteer Staff: Jan Adams, Karolo Aparicio, Mariana Bustamante, Ruth Warner Carrillo, Jung Hee Choi, Max Elbaum, Arnoldo Garcia, Rebecca Gordon, Felicia Gustin, Hany Khalil, Rachel Kahn, Lynn Koh, Gerald Lenoir, Burton Li, Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, Samuel Orozco, Ricardo Ortega, Sushawn Robb, Kerry Taylor, Bob Wing

    WHY DO THEY HATE US?

    Hassan Dirani lost three children when Israel bombed his Beirut neighborhood. But he blames the United States. "Thank you, George Bush," he told the Christian Science Monitor, "for those 'smart' bombs."

    "That's how they create terrorists," said a restaurant owner, who watched as his neighbors dug out their shattered homes. "And they ask: 'Why do they hate us?'"

    On Sept. 2 the Pentagon reported that Iraqi civilian casualties soared by more than 50 percent to nearly 120 per day in recent months. Well over 40,000 civilians have been killed since the U.S. invasion, and it is estimated that 200,000 more have died from war-related causes.

    A University of Michigan poll in August showed that 91.7 percent of Iraqis want an end to the U.S. occupation--and nearly half approve of attacks on U.S. soldiers.

    Since the U.S. invasion Afghanistan has become the world's largest producer of opium. An all-time high harvest was reported on Sept. 3.........

    War Times/Tiempo de Guerras is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Third World Organizing. Donations to War Times are tax-deductible; you can donate on-line at
    http://www.war-times.org or send a check to War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, c/o P.O. Box 99096, Emeryville, CA 94662.
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    Posted: Oct 1, 2006 7:40am | (0) | (0) |  
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    { else }   Blog: Sign The Declaration of Peace Pledge.  
    The Earth Force United Organization | The Declaration of Peace.

    The
    Declaration of Peace Pledge.
    1) Call on the Bush administration and Congress to immediately withdraw all US troops from Iraq, with no future redeployments.
    2) Urge my Congressional representatives to adopt a "bring the troops home now" position, and to establish a concrete, comprehensive withdrawal plan no later than September 21, 2006, International Peace Day, just days before Congress adjourns.
    3) Participate in marches, rallies, demonstrations, and other peaceful strategies to establish this plan.
    4) Engage in nonviolent civil disobedience, as conscience leads me, if this plan for a comprehensive withdrawal is not established and activated no later than September 21, 2006.

    Nonviolence Guidelines for Declaration of Peace Activities.
    1) Our attitude will be one of nonviolence, openness and respect toward all we encounter.
    2) We will use no violence, verbal or physical, toward any person.
    3) We will not destroy or damage any property.
    4) When engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience, we will accept the consequences of our actions.
    5) We will not carry anything that could be construed as a weapon
    6) We will not bring or use alcohol or drugs (except for medical purposes).

    Sign The Declaration of Peace.

    Yes! I join with the majority of people in the US, the people of Iraq, and people around the world in calling for a comprehensive end to the US war in Iraq.
    http://declarationofpeace.org/sign-the-declaration-of-peace

    The Earth Force United Organization. Website: http://hometown.aol.com/earthforceunited/myhomepage/profile.html 
    http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/EarthForceUnited

    The EFU Organizations goals are simple. To work towards peace and to oppose war. Our goal is to unite people and bring them information on world events and what they can do to change them. We work towards the end of human and civil rights abuses of ALL peoples of the world. We work towards the end of animal abuse and towards environmental sanity. We believe that PEACE is PATRIOTIC.
    Sincerely,
    For All that is Good in the World,
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    "With Knowledge comes Power.
    With Power comes the Responsibility to use it Wisely.
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    Keith Michael Varady.

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    Posted: Aug 23, 2006 8:33pm | (0) | (0) |  
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    { else }   Blog: Stop Israel's escalating attacks....  
    If you are eager to take immediate action to stop Israel's escalating attacks, skip to the bottom of this message for suggestions. If you would like more information, read the full Action Alert below, and for additional resources go to:
    http://www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=3313.

    ACTION ALERT: Stop Israel's Attacks on Gaza & Lebanon from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.

    BACKGROUND: Israel is using weapons supplied by the United States to target Palestinian & Lebanese civilians and civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon in violation of the US Arms Export Control Act and the Geneva Conventions. 

    * On July 12th, Israel killed 23 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip with missiles fired from aircraft and shells fired from tanks. Israel killed 9 members of one family in a missile strike on a house near Gaza City.   
     
    * On July 12th, Israel launched a massive invasion of Lebanon. Israeli aircraft fired missiles targeting civilian infrastructure, including bridges, roads, a mosque, a community center, and the Beirut International Airport, and the Israeli navy is blockading Lebanon's ports. Israel has killed at least 50 Lebanese civilians and injured more than 100, including entire Lebanese families of 10 and 7 people killed in the villages of Dweir and Baflay.

    * On June 27th, Israel launched a massive invasion of the Gaza Strip.  Israeli aircraft fired missiles targeting civilian infrastructure. In illegal acts of collective punishment, Israel demolished three key bridges, the Gaza Strip's only electricity generation plant, and part of a university, thereby endangering Palestinian human rights to food, water, health, electricity, education, and freedom of movement. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert admitted that the purpose of these measures is to "apply pressure" to the civilian population of the Gaza Strip.

    * On June 20th, Israeli aircraft fired at least one missile at a car in an extrajudicial assassination attempt on a road between Jabalya and Gaza City. The missile missed its intended target and killed three Palestinian children and wounded 15.

    * On June 13th, Israeli aircraft fired missiles at a van in an extrajudicial assassination of two Palestinians in Gaza City. A second barrage of missiles fired shortly afterward killed nine Palestinian bystanders. 

    * On June 9th, Israel shelled a beach in Beit Lahiya killing 8 civilians and injuring 32. At the site of the killing, Human Rights Watch found evidence of a 155mm artillery shell consistent with those fired from an Israeli M-109 Self-Propelled Artillery.

    Israel's human rights violations in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon are being committed with US weapons financed by US tax dollars:

    The Israeli air force fighter squadrons are composed of Lockheed Martin F-16I Fighting Falcons and Boeing F-15Is, which fire US-manufactured AMRAAM, Sidewinder, and Sparrow missiles.  From 2000-2005, the United States licensed to Israel at least $1.062 billion of spare parts, engines, and missiles for its F-15 and F-16 fighter planes. From 2000-2005, the United States licensed to the Israeli navy more than $572 million worth of patrol boat, ship, and submarine components and spare parts, torpedoes, and sonar equipment.

    From 2000-2005, the United States licensed to Israel more than $348 million worth of tanks, components, and spare parts.

    From 2000-2005, the United States licensed to Israel $69,163 worth of M-109 spare parts and 155mm artillery shells. (Statistics for US weapons licensed to Israel are compiled from the State Department's annual report to Congress pursuant to Sec. 655 of the Foreign Assistance Act.  For more information, click here:
    http://pmddtc.state.gov/

    Israel's summer of killing civilians and destroying civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip is a clear reminder that Israel remains the occupying power of the Gaza Strip despite last year's "unilateral disengagement".  Living under military occupation, the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip are "protected persons" under the terms of the Geneva Conventions.  Israel's targeting of civilians and  civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon is a violation of the Geneva Conventions and constitutes war crimes. 

    In addition, by using US-supplied weapons to commit these atrocities, Israel is
    violating the terms of the US Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act. The Arms Export Control Act restricts the use of US weapons to legitimate self-defenseand internal policing; US weapons cannot be used to attack civilians in offensiveoperations. The Foreign Assistance Act prohibits US aid of any kind to a countrywith a pattern of gross human rights violations.

    TAKE ACTION: Hold Israel to account for its killing of civilians and destruction
    of civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip and Lebanon.

    1. Contact the White House, State Department, and your Members of Congress to demand that Israel is held accountable for its violations of the US Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act and urge that military aid to Israel be cut off as required by law. Click here to send an email:
    http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/uscampaign/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=4460

    2. Write a letter to the editor or op-ed for your local newspaper and call your local talk radio stations to protest Israel's atrocities in the Gaza Strip and Lebanonand highlight US support for these actions. For contact information for your local media, click here:
    http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/media/       

    3. Make a donation to support humanitarian efforts to reprovision the Gaza Strip with much-needed medical supplies for Palestinian children. The Middle East Children's Alliance and Grassroots International, member organizations of the US Campaign, are accepting tax-deductible donations to send medical supplies. Click here to donate:
    http://www.mecaforpeace.org/GazaMeds.html or http://www.grassrootsonline.org/

    4. Support the efforts of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation to build a national movement to challenge US support for Israel's human rights violations. Click here to donate to our summer fundraising drive:
    http://www.endtheoccupation.org/article.php?id=1221

    War Times/Tiempo de Guerras is a fiscally sponsored project of the Center for Third World Organizing. Donations to War Times are tax-deductible; you can donate on-line at
    http://www.war-times.org or send a check to War Times/Tiempo de Guerras, c/o P.O. Box 99096, Emeryville, CA 94662.

    Peace to all parts of the world and all it's peoples.
    Peace, Love and Harmony, Keith.

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