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7 years ago
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The coming months are crucial. We have to intensify our organizing efforts so that the voice of the people is heard loud and clear. The so-called "Surge" has succeeded at nothing but the killing of an ever-larger number of Iraqis in neighborhoods throughout Baghdad. The occupation forces and the puppet government in Iraq cannot pacify the country. Every month, more than 3,000 Iraqis are killed, and the U.S. Death toll has been higher in the last three months than in any other three-month period of the war.

September 15 — Join Thousands to Turn Up the Heat in Washington DC

The ANSWER Coalition; Code Pink; Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation; Cindy Sheehan; Navy Petty Officer Jonathan Hutto, co-founder Appeal for Redress; Malik Rahim, founder of Common Ground Collective, New Orleans; Rev. Graylan Hagler, Ministers for Racial, Social and Economic Justice; Ramsey Clark; Latino Movement USA; Hermandad Mexicana Nacional; Michael Berg; National Lawyers Guild; Father Luis Barrios, Iglesia de San Romero de Las Americas - UCC; and many others are joining together to sponsor a large protest in Washington DC timed to coincide with the report by General Petraeus on the "Surge" in Iraq. There will be actions in the halls and offices of Congress in the days following the September 15 march.

We urge every organization to join in this effort. To register your support for the September 15 march and the actions scheduled in the days following September 15, click on this link.

Bush and the Pentagon are required to report to Congress on the progress of the "Surge" in Iraq on September 15. Congress will hold hearings the following week. The eyes of the national and international media will be focused on Washington DC and on the words and positions of the politicians and generals. We are determined to make sure that this so-called debate cannot take place inside Congress without them hearing the voices of thousands of angry veterans, students and working people demanding End the War Now!

 Please click the link for more:
http://www.care2.com/c2c/share/detail/411228
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7 years ago

The pro-occupation camp is breaking apart

We must act!

Anonymous
7 years ago

October 27: Los Angeles Regional Anti-War Protest
Coordinated Nationally with Other Regional Actions


The coming months are crucial. We have to intensify our organizing efforts so that the voice of the people is heard loud and clear. The so-called "Surge" has succeeded at nothing but the killing of an ever-larger number of Iraqis in neighborhoods throughout Baghdad. The occupation forces and the puppet government in Iraq cannot pacify the country. Every month, more than 3,000 Iraqis are killed, and the U.S. death toll has been higher in the last three months than in any other three-month period of the war.... MORE

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New September 15 endorsers include the national Veterans For Peace (VFP), USLAW (U.S. Labor Against the War), Iraq Veterans Against the War Chair Garett Reppenhagen, Tina Richards and Grassroots America, Campus Anti-War Network (CAN), Pam Africa, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising and hundreds of others from veterans groups, and student, labor organizations, civil rights and environmental organizations. They join with Howard Zinn, Ramsey Clark, the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, Cindy Sheehan, Mounzer Sleiman of the National Council of Arab Americans, Cynthia McKinney, Father Roy Bourgeois and Eric LeCompte of the School of Americas Watch, Jonathan Hutto and Liam Madden of Appeal for Redress, Malik Rahim, Code Pink, ImpeachBush.org, National Lawyers Guild, Latino Movement USA, and hundreds of others.

We need everyone who has stood against this war to begin making plans now, organizing their friends, families and co-workers to be part of this mass assembly on September 15. Click here for flyers, transportation sign up. Many people will remain in Washington on September 16-20 to Turn Up the Heat as the politicians and Congress “debate” war funding following the issuance of the Petraeus report. The war must end now, and we must do all we can to make that happen. 

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Calendar of actions 

1) Cindy Sheehan's Walk for Humanity: Walk Route

Date                Leave                     Arrive

July 10             Crawford Tx             Houston Tx
July 11             Houston Tx.             New Orleans La.
July 12             New Orleans La.      Montgomery Al.
July 13             Montgomery Al.       Ft. Benning Ga,
July 14             Ft. Benning Ga         Atlanta Ga.
July 15             Atlanta Ga.               Gainsville Ga.
July 16             Ganisville Ga.           Clemson SC
July 17             Clemson SC             Charlotte NC
July 18             Charlotte NC            Greensboro NC
July 19             Greensboro NC        Lynchburg VA
July 20             Lynchburg VA          Charlottesville Va
July 21             Charlottesville Va.    Richmond Va.
July 22             Richmond Va.           Arlington Va
July 23             Arlington Cem          White House/ Capital
July 23             Washington DC        Philadelphia PA.
July 24             Philadelphia PA        Allentown PA
July 25             Allentown PA          New York City NY
July 26             United Nations Action
July 27             Begin to Gather at Central Park
July 28             TBA
July 29             Gathering of Hearts Fest Central Park

2) IVAW DC Chapter launch "Funding the War is Killing the Troops" campaign
Please join Garett Reppenhagen, Adam Kokesh, Rev. Yearwood, and Geoffrey Millard as they announce and kick off this campaign.
Where:  Upper Senate Park, Washington DC
When: July 17, 2:00 PM
What:  Rally to support Iraq Veterans Against the War DC Chapter to kick off campaign, "Funding the War is Killing the Troops."  Directly following Rally, IVAW will deliver flags to Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Steney Hoyer, and Majority Whip James Clyburn.

3) July 23rd march with Cindy Sheehan from Arlington Cemetery to the Capitol, where there will be an impeachment rally

4) July 24th Rally on Capitol Hill
Veterans for Peace, Grassroots America

5) Swarm on Congress Summer: Participate in workshops, sit-ins, hearings, etc.
From now until July 31
Organized by Grassroots America

6) Sept 15: March on Washington: End the War Now!
March on the White House and Congress!

Turn Up the Heat in DC when General Petraeus is scheduled to report to Congress on the "surge."
Initiated by the ANSWER Coalition, endorsed by hundreds of organizations and individuals. To see a partial list, click on this link.

7) Sept 16 National Organizers Meeting and Training Session to Turn Up the Heat

8) Sept 17-20 Turn Up the Heat Days of Action in Washington DC
Demand an immediate end to the war in the halls and offices of Congress

9) Sept 22- 29: Encampment in Washington DC
Organized by TONC

10) October 20-27 regional and local demonstrations against the war
organized by UFPJ, ANSWER Coalition and others

There's lots happening.

Get involved!


www.Sept15.org
7 years ago

Please circulate widely

Organizations Unite Around
September 15 March on Washington
and Plan "Days of Action"

 

A broad spectrum of national groups have united to mobilize for a massive fall anti-war mobilization called the Days of Action. September 15-21 will be a major showdown in Washington DC at the very moment that the Petraeus Report is released and Congress takes up spending over $100 billion to prolong the war. Launched with a huge March on Washington on Saturday, September 15, led by veterans who have returned from Iraq, there will be seven days of actions to send a shockwave through Washington and the nation with the reverberating demand: End the War Now!

At the July 18 planning meeting held in Washington DC, representatives from Veterans for Peace (VFP), Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW), Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation, National Council of Arab Americans, CODEPINK, Grassroots America, Democracy Rising, Howard University student leaders, ImpeachBush.org, National Lawyers Guild, ANSWER Coalition and others came together to plan a powerful mobilization at this critical moment to bring the war to an end. The groups have all agreed to bring their respective constituencies together and at the meeting made plans for the September 15 March on Washington DC. The march will be led by veterans returned from Iraq and their families, and will include a major and dramatic die-in of thousands. It will be followed by days of protest and direct action which will take place in Washington DC and elsewhere from September 16-21.

On July 18, Cindy Sheehan was on the road in the middle of her Journey for Humanity March, but she too will be with us in Washington DC on September 15. U.S. Labor Against the War (USLAW) and others in the labor movement are also supporting the September 15 action. Malik Rahim of the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans, Ramsey Clark, Howard Zinn, Campus Anti-War Network, and hundreds of other organizations and prominent leaders are also involved in the September 15 March on Washington.

It was decided at the July 18 planning meeting that all organizations would work within a unified structure and framework, and that different organizations would provide leadership and act as the anchor for different parts of the September 15-21 actions. A website has been created to promote the September 15 March and all the other activities that will be organized in Washington DC between September 15-21: www.Sept15.org. An invitation is also open to all other organizations to join in this coalition or to endorse the activities.

Based on the decisions at the July 18 planning meeting and follow-up discussions among the various organizations, the following calendar of events lays out the schedule for September 15-21:

Saturday, September 15
Mass March on Washington & Die-In led by Iraq Veterans

  • People will begin assembling at the White House in the late morning. There will not be an opening rally. A march will form with the front contingent of Iraq war veterans, family members of soldiers and marines, and other veterans. When the march arrives at Congress, the Iraq Veterans Against the War and family members will be the leadership of a mass die-in symbolizing the deaths of an estimated 4,000 U.S. servicemembers. A powerful representation of the death of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis will be the other central component of this dramatic confrontation with Congress at the time that they will be debating spending another $100 billion to sustain the criminal occupation of Iraq.

     

  • The Die-In is a civil disobedience action that will involve at least 4,000 people who are able to risk arrest.

     

  • There will be a permitted rally taking place simultaneously with the Die-In. All those who cannot afford to risk arrest will be able to participate in the permitted rally that will take place on the West Lawn of the Capitol Building.
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Sunday, September 16
National Training Session for the other Days of Action

This will be a national meeting that will take place in Washington DC for all those who can remain in DC following the September 15 Mass March and Die-In. This will be a practical preparation for the actions on Monday, September 17 through Friday, September 21. This will be for everyone who can participate in one or more of the follow-up Days of Action.

Monday, September 17
Peoples March Inside Congress

Assemble at 9:00 am in the cafeteria of the Rayburn House Office Building (House of Representatives). The lead organizing group for this action is CODEPINK.

Monday, September 17
National Truth in Recruiting Day
In Washington DC, people will dispatch in teams to recruitment centers to tell the truth and counter the lies of the recruiters. Teams will dispatch from 7 am to 1 pm at Union Station in Washington DC. For those who have had to return to their cities, actions will take place all day long at local recruitment centers. The lead organizing group for this action will be Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW). [Read a letter from Adam Kokesh of Iraq Veterans Against the War about the National Truth in Recruiting Day.]

Tuesday, September 18
Congressional Challenge Day
A broad spectrum of people from around the country will fill the halls and offices of Congress to tell members of Congress to stop funding the war right now. The lead organizing group for this action is Grassroots America. Tina Richards, mother of Iraq war veteran Cloy Richards and CEO of Grassroots America, writes that September 18 "is the day we throw the gauntlet down. We will challenge our government to fulfill the mandate of the people. We do not want a new direction into Iraq as Senate Leader Reid and Speaker Pelosi is fond of saying. We will tell them: 'End the War NOW!' So join me on September 18, 2007, as we challenge our leaders to do the will of the American people." [Read a letter from Tina Richards about the Congressional Challenge Day.]

Wednesday, September 19
Direct Action
More details coming soon.

Thursday, September 20
Veterans lobbying day
More details coming soon. The lead organizing groups for this action will be Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).

Friday, September 21
National Moratorium Day
Actions will take place around the country. Information: IraqMoratorium.org.

Be sure to check out www.Sept15.org!

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Please make a donation today

Please make an urgently needed donation today. We must immediately raise funds to pay for buses, posters, leaflets, stickers, sound, stage and the many other expenses associated with a mass, grassroots organizing campaign. We have succeeded in making this movement grow because of the financial donations from you and thousands of others. Please make a much needed online donation, or learn how you can contribute by check, by clicking this link now.

Be sure to check out www.Sept15.org!

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I hope everyone is spreading this stuff and calling, etc. every single day.
 
Impeach:
 
Contact your representatives:
 
Contact media:
 
March on Washington September 15th:
 
March on Washington September 29th:
 
Thanks,
Rats
Money for Bridges and Cities, NOT War! Sept 29 in DC
7 years ago
"The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the USA needs to spend $1.6 trillion over five years to put its infrastructure — which includes some 590,000 bridges — in good condition."

Money for Bridges and Cities, NOT War!  Sept. 29 in DC

On October 1, Congress is scheduled to authorize over $100 billion for continued war in Iraq, and estimates for the long term costs of the war are over $2 trillion. Already more than $500 billion has been spent. 

Meanwhile, as the tragedy following this week's collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis reminds us, we face daily danger from our collapsing infrastructure.  This includes, not only
590,000 bridges, but roads, rail lines, subways, levees, preparedness for natural disaster emergencies, schools, hospitals, etc. 

Almost five years of U.S. occupation has destroyed the cities and towns of Iraq, killed more than 1 million Iraqis, created 4 million refugees (2 million displaced inside Iraq and 2 million refugees in nearby countries) left 70% of the population without potable water, electricity, schools or hospitals. Almost 4,000 U.S. GIs have died, many thousands are injured and maimed.

Billions spent for endless war means that there is no money to provide more than 40 million people in the U.S. with health care. It means that our cities are collapsing, our schools are not preparing our youth, our seniors are abandoned. Only the prisons and police repression are growing.

JOIN US on Saturday, SEPT 29 in a massive march from Congress to the White House to demand that the billions spent for War in Iraq be used to rebuild the crumbling cities of the U.S., rebuild the bridges and the highways, hospitals, schools, fire stations, utilities, parks, recreation centers and much more. This would mean millions of jobs and providing those with new skills.
 
Join us in a week long Encampment right in front of Congress (September 22 -29) to expose the real cost of Endless War and to demand that Congress use its constitutional authority to stop funding the war.

Despite overwhelming opposition from the people and a clear mandate to end the war, members of Congress from both major parties have continued to vote for more funds for the war, while robbing people here, who need money for healthcare, affordable housing, jobs with a living wage, schools, and much more.

Join with forces who are demanding funds for the rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and to demand full rights for immigrant workers. Join with organizers from Healthcare not War Campaign and with activists calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Chaney for War Crimes.

Together we will demand Bring ALL the Troops home NOW!

An Encampment in Los Angeles during the same week - SEPT 22 to 29 will help to highlight this issue. -

Buses, vans and cars are coming from around the country and from a city near you.  Momentum for the Encampment to Stop the War (Sept. 22-29) and the March on Washington (Sept. 29) is growing, with Organizing Centers in 47 cities, more than 65 buses scheduled and many more expected. The list of endorsers is growing daily, with more than 1,000 organizations, community groups and organizers.

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Troops Out Now Coalition

 Volunteer for Sept 29 | Become a local organizer | Donate
Call for Encampment and March Sept 22-29 | Download leaflet


"The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the USA needs to spend $1.6 trillion over five years to put its infrastructure — which includes some 590,000 bridges — in good condition."

Money for Bridges and Cities, NOT War!  Sept. 29 in DC

On October 1, Congress is scheduled to authorize over $100 billion for continued war in Iraq, and estimates for the long term costs of the war are over $2 trillion. Already more than $500 billion has been spent. 

Meanwhile, as the tragedy following this week's collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis reminds us, we face daily danger from our collapsing infrastructure.  This includes, not only
590,000 bridges, but roads, rail lines, subways, levees, preparedness for natural disaster emergencies, schools, hospitals, etc. 

Almost five years of U.S. occupation has destroyed the cities and towns of Iraq, killed more than 1 million Iraqis, created 4 million refugees (2 million displaced inside Iraq and 2 million refugees in nearby countries) left 70% of the population without potable water, electricity, schools or hospitals. Almost 4,000 U.S. GIs have died, many thousands are injured and maimed.

Billions spent for endless war means that there is no money to provide more than 40 million people in the U.S. with health care. It means that our cities are collapsing, our schools are not preparing our youth, our seniors are abandoned. Only the prisons and police repression are growing.

JOIN US on Saturday, SEPT 29 in a massive march from Congress to the White House to demand that the billions spent for War in Iraq be used to rebuild the crumbling cities of the U.S., rebuild the bridges and the highways, hospitals, schools, fire stations, utilities, parks, recreation centers and much more. This would mean millions of jobs and providing those with new skills.
 
Join us in a week long Encampment right in front of Congress (September 22 -29) to expose the real cost of Endless War and to demand that Congress use its constitutional authority to stop funding the war.

Despite overwhelming opposition from the people and a clear mandate to end the war, members of Congress from both major parties have continued to vote for more funds for the war, while robbing people here, who need money for healthcare, affordable housing, jobs with a living wage, schools, and much more.

Join with forces who are demanding funds for the rebuilding of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast and to demand full rights for immigrant workers. Join with organizers from Healthcare not War Campaign and with activists calling for the Impeachment of Bush and Chaney for War Crimes.

Together we will demand Bring ALL the Troops home NOW!

An Encampment in Los Angeles during the same week - SEPT 22 to 29 will help to highlight this issue. -

Buses, vans and cars are coming from around the country and from a city near you.  Momentum for the Encampment to Stop the War (Sept. 22-29) and the March on Washington (Sept. 29) is growing, with Organizing Centers in 47 cities, more than 65 buses scheduled and many more expected. The list of endorsers is growing daily, with more than 1,000 organizations, community groups and organizers.


Click here to find a local organizer near you.- http://troopsoutnow.org/sept2907orgcent
7 years ago

Dear Earthdancers ~

The time is getting close for our Annual Earthdance Event when peope around the world celebrate Peace through music and dance. As you may recall, we all join together for the Prayer for Peace in a moment of unification. The date for Earthdance in 2007 is SEPTEMBER 15 and the time of the Prayer for Peace is 4pm PST.

Earthdance events can range for large Stadium events to cozy gatherings at your house.

To have a Private Event, here's what you do:

1) Figure out the time that the Prayer for Peace will happen in your
location. The Prayer for Peace is at 4pm PST (West Coast USA).



2) Download the free Prayer for Peace MP3 from our website
(

"We are one global family
All colors, All races
One world united.
We dance for peace and the healing of our planet Earth
Peace for all nations.
Peace for our communities.
And peace within ourselves.
As we join together across the world,
let us connect heart to heart.
Through our diversity we recognize Unity.
Through our compassion we recognize Peace.
Our love is the power to transform our world
Let us send it out
NOW..."

3) Invite your friends over

4) Eat, drink, dance, play music, etc...

5) Join in the Prayer for Peace at the

http://www.earthdance.org/prayerhome.html) to play for your guests.
If you can't figure it out - don't worry - just read the prayer
together:
appropriate time

6) Email us at participate@earthdance.org with inspirational stories and pictures from your party!

http://www.care2.com/c2c/gettogether/3606

Remembering Why
7 years ago
great-photos-17.jpg picture by jan3norm
Impeach On the Beach Sept 15 in San Francisco
7 years ago
When:
09/15/2007 at 01:00 pm
Where:
Chrissy Field

San Francisco California, 94129
United States
Email Contact:
dogfloss@gmail.com

Please see http://www.beachimpeach.org for all the necessary information.  The last two Beach Impeach events were a lot of fun, and we're hoping for even more people this time!  Support Kucinich's House Resolution 333 by joining with your fellow San Francisco activists to demand that we hold this wayward administration accountable.

STOP THE WAR NOW! AZ. Rally
7 years ago

I noticed that on your http://www.unitedforpeace.org/ page, it doesn't list this one on the same day. I may not be able to make it down there, but I can spread the word!

PHOENIX, AZ

October 27, 2007 12:00PM to 05:00PM

Hosted by Marc Chatow
Event Description:
STOP THE WAR NOW! Phoenix is starting to lag in our efforts on letting the people know that we still have a 'stand' on ending this War & bringing the troops home NOW!
Location:
2200 East Camelback @ 22nd St. Phoenix, AZ 85016
Let's gather in front of Republican Senator Jon Kyl's office on Camelback on 10/27, Saturday @ 12-noon! BRING SIGNS! WEAR POLITICAL T--SHIRTS, & most importantly...SPREAD THE WORD!

http://events.nowarnowarming.org/oct/events/show/2141

Anonymous
7 years ago

This came in my email today, passing it on:

The Latin America Solidarity Coalition (LASC) is circulating this petition to the Senators Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and John McCain. Urge them to take a public stand for the closure of the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC) and to commit to close this notorious institution by executive order if they will be elected as the next President of the United States of America.

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Anonymous
7 years ago

Trying again-

http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizations/soaw/petition.jsp?petiti

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This post was modified from its original form on 30 Mar, 17:45