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*** Take Action for PEACE IN IRAQ!!!
9 years ago
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` IRAQ STATISTICS/DEATHS 6/28/05 http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0628-02.htm IRAQ PEACE PETITIONS http://ga3.org/campaign/iraq_peace/default.htm http://www.afsc.org/iraq/guide/default.shtm#3 http://www.zmag.org/wspj/ CONDEMN THE WAR Endorse the initiative of the World Tribunal on Condemning the Iraq War http://www.worldtribunal.org/main/?b=47 Join the Jury of Conscience World Tribunal on Iraq in Condemning the Iraq War http://www.demaction.org/dia/organizations/codepink/signUp.jsp?key=435 PRELIMINARY DECLARATION OF THE JURY OF CONSCIENCE WORLD TRIBUNAL ON IRAQ at ISTANBUL 23RD-27TH JUNE 2005 http://www.worldtribunal.org/main/?b=91 Exit Strategy- BRING OUR TROOPS HOME! http://pdamerica.org/petition/iraq-exit-petition.php http://www.troopsoutnow.org/unitycall.html Find out if you Representative co-sponsored H.Con.Res. 35, and if not, send an email requesting they do http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=7689551 Keep up the pressure: Call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and urge your member of Congress to join the Out of Iraq Caucus http://www.commondreams.org/news2005/0616-32.htm Voices in the Wilderness (VitW) was formed in 1996 to nonviolently challenge the economic warfare being waged by the US against the people of Iraq. Voices continues its work today, acting to end to the US occupation of Iraq. http://vitw.org/ DOWNING STREET MEMO = Justification for Iraq War: Americans have paid exceedingly for the war on Iraq -- in lost lives, misspent fortune, and international integrity. And to make matters even worse, a recently-revealed British government document all but confirms that the Bush administration was determined to lead our country into war -- even if it required fixing the evidence to do so. Demand that Congress hold hearings on the Downing Street Memo http://petition.democracyforamerica.com/page/petition/downing http://www.codepinkalert.org//article.php?list=type&type=64 http://www.downingstreetmemo.com/takeaction.html http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/mail/oneclick_compose/?alertid=7655491 Email local media to investigate Downing Street Memo http://capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=7656046 Latest News on Iraq http://antiwar.com/ *** FOR ALTERNATIVE NEWS SOURCES http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=134 Peace & Blessings to all, Sandra Need Inspiration? Visit http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/Inspiration to get a lift!
Anonymous
Good post ...
9 years ago
This is the kind of thing we need more of. Americans need a quick and easy way to get anything done. That beats the hell out of writing your Congressman! 
Anonymous
Release the Abuse Photos: Let People Know what Happened
9 years ago
Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 by Inter Press Service
New Abuse Photos Could Spark Riots, US General Warns
by William Fisher
 

NEW YORK - Civil libertarians and the Pentagon appear headed for yet another trainwreck in the ongoing dispute over the so-called second batch of photos from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.



Gen. Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on prisoner abuses in Iraq, May 7, 2005. (Jim Lo Scalzo for USN&WR)
In response to a lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the Centre for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and a number of medical and veterans groups demanding release of 87 new videos and photographs depicting detainee abuse at the now infamous prison, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers, said the release would result in ”riots, violence and attacks by insurgents.”

In court papers filed to contest the lawsuit, Gen. Myers said he consulted with Gen. John P. Abizaid, head of the United States Central Command, and Gen. George W. Casey Jr., the commander of the U.S. forces in Iraq. Both officers also opposed the release, Gen. Myers said.

He believes the release of the photos would ”incite public opinion in the Muslim world and put the lives of American soldiers and officials at risk,” according to documents unsealed in federal court in New York.

”The situation on the ground in Iraq is dynamic and dangerous,” Myers added, with 70 insurgent attacks daily. He also said there was evidence that the Taliban was gaining ground because of popular discontent in Afghanistan.

Gen. Myers cited the violence that erupted in some Muslim countries in May after Newsweek published an item, which it later retracted, saying that a Koran had been thrown in a toilet in the United States detention center in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He also said the images could fuel terrorist disinformation campaigns.

”It is probable that Al Qaeda and other groups will seize upon these images and videos as grist for their propaganda mill, which will result in, besides violent attacks, increased terrorist recruitment, continued financial support and exacerbation of tensions between Iraqi and Afghani populaces and U.S. and coalition forces,” he said.

The 87 ”new” photos and four videotapes taken at Abu Ghraib were among those turned over to Army investigators last year by Specialist Joseph M. Darby, a reservist who was posted at the prison.

In legal papers unsealed last week, the ACLU and its allied groups urged the court to order the release of photographs and videos, and also asked the court to reject the government's attempt to file some of its legal arguments in secret.

It said that until the first photos of detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib were made public in April 2004, the government had consistently denied that any wrongdoing had taken place, despite news reports to the contrary. Since then, the ACLU has obtained, through a court order, more than 60,000 pages of government documents regarding torture and abuse of detainees.

At a court hearing on Monday, the judge said he generally ruled in favour of public disclosure and ordered the government to reveal some redacted parts of its argument for blocking the release of pictures and videotapes.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein said his rulings pertained to arguments by Gen. Myers. ”By and large, I ruled in favour of public disclosure,” he said.

The judge said he believes photographs ”are the best evidence the public can have of what occurred” at the prison.

He scheduled arguments on the question of whether the photographs and videos should be released for Aug. 30, saying a speedy decision is important so the public's right to know isn't compromised.

The ACLU has also called for an independent counsel with subpoena power to investigate the torture scandal, including the role of senior policymakers, and has filed a separate lawsuit to hold Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and high-ranking military officers accountable.

Reed Brody, head of international programmes for Human Rights Watch (HRW), told IPS, ”The problem is not the photos but the policy of abuse. The release of the first photos last year led us to the revelations that senior U.S. officials had secretly sidelined the Geneva Conventions, re-defined 'torture', and approved illegal coercive interrogation methods.”

”The release of new photos showing crimes perpetrated on detainees could create new impetus to expose and prosecute those ultimately responsible and hopefully prevent these practices from being repeated.”

Michael Ratner, president of the Centre for Constitutional Rights, noted that, ”The administration's response to the release of the photos is to kill the messenger, rather then to investigate and prosecute the real culprits: Secretary of Defence Rumsfeld, Attorney-General Alberto Gonzales, Generals Miller and Sanchez, and others.”

He agreed that ”the photos will be upsetting to anyone who cares about humane treatment and particularly to those in the Muslim world, but the photos reflect the reality of the type of treatment detainees were subjected to.”

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Salt Lake mayor protests Bush
9 years ago

Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson called for "the biggest demonstration this state has ever seen" to protest President Bush's appearance Monday before a national veterans convention.
  

 "This administration has been disastrous to the country," Anderson said Friday. "If people could organize and speak out in an effective manner from the reddest state in the country, that would garner a lot of attention."


   In an e-mail Wednesday to about 10 activist leaders, the maverick mayor of Utah's capital called for a diverse demonstration to greet Bush when he speaks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at the Salt Palace Convention Center. The mayor plans to join the protesters.
  

 "There should be a collaboration of health-care-provision advocates, seniors, the [gay, lesbian and bisexual and transsexual] community, anti-Patriot Act advocates and other civil libertarians, anti-war folks, pro-Social Security advocates, environmental advocates, anti-nuclear-testing advocates, and anti-nuclear-waste-shipment-and-storage advocates," the mayor wrote in the e-mail.

more--->

http://tinyurl.com/aoplq

PA war protesters get Tasered
9 years ago

By Associated Press

August 21, 2005, 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH -- Two women protesting the war in Iraq were taken to a hospital Saturday after police broke up an unauthorized march involving about five dozen people on a busy one-way street near an Army recruiting station.

David Meieran, who helped organize the protest, accused police of "inappropriate and excessive force."

Sgt. Clint Winkler, a supervisor on duty, told The Associated Press that one woman who would not leave was subdued with a Taser. He also confirmed that a police dog bit another woman on the leg when she refused police orders to disperse.

Both women and a man involved in the march were arrested, Winkler said.

"They were told to disperse, peacefully disperse, and failed to do so, so we started down the sidewalk -- officers in front, K-9's behind us, and started pushing the crowd down the sidewalk," Winkler said. He said the march broke up after the arrests.

The recruiting station was not open at the time.

http://tinyurl.com/83l28

9 years ago

We can expect more of the same, all over the country.

Take action for peace?
9 years ago
Yeah, run over an anti-war protestor!  They need excuses to have their cause newsworthy!
9 years ago
What is your problem, Yvette?
ACLU Reveals FBI Is targeting Peace Groups As Terrorists
9 years ago
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: media@aclu.org

NEW YORK -- The American Civil Liberties Union today released an FBI document that designates a Michigan-based peace group and an affirmative action advocacy group as potentially "involved in terrorist activities." The file was obtained through an ongoing nationwide ACLU effort seeking information on the FBI's use of Joint Terrorism Task Forces to engage in political surveillance.

"This document confirms our fears that federal and state counterterrorism officers have turned their attention to groups and individuals engaged in peaceful protest activities," said Ben Wizner, an ACLU staff attorney and counsel in a lawsuit seeking the release of additional FBI records. "When the FBI and local law enforcement identify affirmative action advocates as potential terrorists, every American has cause for concern."

The document released today is an FBI report labeled, "Domestic Terrorism Symposium," and describes a meeting that was intended to "keep the local, state and federal law enforcement agencies apprised of the activities of the various groups and individuals within the state of Michigan who are thought to be involved in terrorist activities."

Among the groups mentioned are Direct Action, an anti-war group, and BAMN (By Any Means Necessary), a national organization dedicated to defending affirmative action, integration, and other gains of the civil rights movement of the 1960s. The FBI acknowledges in the report that the Michigan State Police has information that BAMN has been peaceful in the past.

"Labeling political advocacy as 'terrorist activity' is a threat to legitimate dissent which has never been considered a crime in this country," said Kary Moss, Executive Director of the ACLU of Michigan. "Spying on people who simply disagree with our government's policies is a tremendous waste of police resources."

The FBI report was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by the ACLU of Michigan on behalf of nine local organizations and individuals, including Direct Action. ACLU affiliates in 15 additional states have filed similar requests on behalf of more than 100 groups and individuals.

"We're disturbed and dismayed that the FBI is misusing its power by spying on anti-war groups and monitoring political dissent to target activist groups," said 23-year-old Sarah McDonald, a member of Direct Action and recent graduate of Michigan State University. "We've protested the war, racial discrimination and the military recruitment of the high school students, but we're certainly not a terrorist group."

In addition to the state FOIAs, the ACLU filed a lawsuit in federal court to expedite its request for FBI surveillance files on its own organization as well as other national groups including Greenpeace, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Muslim Public Affairs Council. In response to the lawsuit, the FBI has revealed that it has thousands of pages of documents that mention those groups.

The ACLU launched its nationwide effort last year in response to widespread complaints from students and political activists who said they were questioned by FBI agents in the months leading up to the 2004 political conventions. The FOIAs seek two kinds of information: 1) the actual FBI files of groups and individuals targeted for speaking out or practicing their faith; and, 2) information about how the practices and funding structure of the task forces, known as JTTFs, may be encouraging rampant and unwarranted spying.

Documents previously obtained by the ACLU in response to the FOIAs include an FBI memo on Food Not Bombs, a Colorado group that provides free vegetarian food to hungry people and protests war and poverty, and a report on United for Peace and Justice, a national peace organization that coordinates non-violent protests.

For more information on the national lawsuit and the FOIA requests, go to www.aclu.org/spyfiles.

Copy of the document released today.
 

http://tinyurl.com/e47bm

Anonymous
9 years ago
yvette, do you really think that saying one should run over an anti-war protestor will help stop those of us who are so much against this sensless war?..no, we will continue to protest till things change..!!
Yvette
9 years ago

A terrorist is a person who deliberately attempts to kill or maim the innocent in order to achieve his/her politcal purposes.

What do you call a person who threatens to use his/her car to kill or maim unarmed, peaceful individuals who are exersising their Constitutional right to protest?

Give Peace a Chance!!
8 years ago

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PS: Thanks for the heads up on those petitions.

best wishes,
gg

Don't rest til the kids are HOME.
8 years ago

I thank the PROTESTORS and OBJECTORS who Stood up for Me while I was trapped in Viet-Nam and to busy living to protest.

Bush can not lie to me. I, am an EYE WITNESS to that DEMONIZATION that leads Humanity to SLAUGHTER.

I and Americans had ONLY the ''history books'' that we had been ISSUED. I now have my own observations.

Do you know what the penalty is for disobeying an order inside a combat zone? It is DEATH. You must kill or be ''Hanged''.

Did you know that we, in Viet-Nam, as now in Iraq, were TOLD that we were killing "The Enemy".

My short wave radio was my only connection to World news. The army supplied us only their propaganda feeds.

It was WE who armed those innocent people of Viet-Nam and we LIED to them about why they should murder their own brothers and sisters...

We TOLD those innocent rice farmers of Viet-Nam that '' capitolism '' is ''good'' and '' communism '' is ''bad'' and TOLD them to pick up OUR GUNS and KILL EACH OTHER, or else be SHOT for TREASON.

... and so to did the communists also LIE to the people of the North, telling them that Americans were no different than the French army that we were sent to replace...and they were right.

We, first the French, and then the Americans, (the slaves of capitolism), and the Viet-Namese in the north, (the slaves of communism), USED those poor people as CANNON FODDER in OUR personal conflict over MERE POLITICS.

In 1971 John Kerry saved more Lives in ONE DAY than a Battalion of American Tanks could murder in one year.

In 1971 Kerry told congress that the SOLDIERS, (like him and like me) were told LIES and then ORDERED to harm innocent people over POLITICS. Those ORDERS were "The Crime".

( Hear it for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/dhl45 )

Right now, our soldiers in Iraq THINK they are fighting the 'enemy'.

But Washington is the INVADING Army. USING THEM. Wahsington is doing the killing of INNOCENT PEOPLE who were falsely accused in order for Bush to control, the 'OUR OIL' in THIER REGION.

The New LIES, "Terrorists", replacing the old LIES, "Viet-Cong" , but the 'Evil' is the SAME one.

The ATTACKERS of Life CREATED the DEFENDERS of Life.

We were the Liars and the Attackers in Viet-Nam, as we are now in Iraq.

- Thomas T. Panto - HHC 1st BDE 9 DIV Dong-Tam VN (1968)

. http://www.enabling.org/Journey_of_Life/One_Beginning/Veterans.html

God Bless the Protestors against Bullets, Murder and dominion OVER creation.

 

March 20, 2003 Iraq
8 years ago
Please sign peace declaration
8 years ago
National Call In Day - Stop the Funding for Iraq War
8 years ago
Dear Sharon,

Today is the day! Please join thousands of peace and justice activists across America, and call your members of Congress (Representative first, then your Senators) to tell them: cut the funding, end the war in Iraq now!

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121 (If you have trouble getting through on this line, you can call them directly. Click here to get their Washington office numbers.)

As we told you last week, new House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi has invited all Democratic House members to discuss the war in Iraq at a closed door presentation tomorrow, Tuesday, December 5.  We need to set the tone for this meeting and remind them of the mandate for peace that swept them into power in the first place. 

Please call your Representative (and Senators) today!

Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121

What if your elected official is a Republican? We still need you to call them!  Continued constituent pressure on Republicans will remind them why they are in the minority now, and that if they want to stay in office at all they need to heed the demands of the majority of Americans to end the war in Iraq.  The same goes if you have a hopelessly pro-war Democrat – they still need to hear from us, in a loud, clear voice, to keep the mandate for peace in the front of their minds.  And let’s not forget that many pro-war members of Congress have changed their tune, specifically because of unremitting pressure by committed citizens like you.

We don’t need to tell you that the violence in Iraq has escalated dramatically in recent months, and that we are approaching the 3,000th U.S. combat death. Everyone is waiting with bated breath for the Baker-Hamilton Iraq Study Group recommendations, but early reports are that they will be a tepid political compromise, far too little and far too late, and offer few if any bold or creative steps to end the war. 

The time for waiting is over. Congress has the power to end the U.S. occupation on Iraq and if it fails to do so, we will hold them responsible for the continued violence in Iraq.  We need to let them know that in no uncertain terms.  Please call your members of Congress today to tell them – it’s time to end the war in Iraq.  Capitol Switchboard 202-224-3121.

Sincerely,

Kevin M. Martin
Executive Director
Peace Action

P.S. Have you made your plans to join us on January 27-29 in Washington DC, for the UFPJ “Mandate for Peace” mobilization and Congressional lobby days? Click here for more information

Sign the petition to eliminate funding for the Iraq war!
7 years ago
7 years ago
Iraq war is war of aggression, torture, etc., committed by enemies of all mankind, grandchildren of nazi officials(Rove), and nazi financial front in America(Bush).  Designed to bankrupt America, is another war of genocide against the third world.  We must eliminate funding for this war as vegetarian Dennis Kucinich demands, as well as disband the CIA in favor of an intelligence gathering organization, not a covert military group which is not accountable to the people.
A show about the CIA genocide-montage of several documentaries on the internet
7 years ago
another type of reason
7 years ago
They Dont Tell You This at Boot Camp World  - 11 minutes ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
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Fwd: Help to STOP the WAR machine !!
7 years ago

EVERYONE, PLEASE FORWARD!!
[If not in the U.S., please forward to your U.S. friends]

Please folks, we have to stop the war machine!

There are several things you can do to work towards getting the war machine to grind to a halt, please scan down through here, do what you can and pass this on.

Please


Here's a few great videos of
Some of the spirit we all need, please watch
 and click on the links and spread this stuff
everywhere.

Thanks peoples,
Rats

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1)
YELL FIRE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7WASrQFg8o

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2) Tankman Puts His Body Upon The Gears
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QZ6Nrt7MTs

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3) ANTI-WAR ENCAMPMENT AT THE CAPITOL [I liked this 1 the best of the 3 -Sandra]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opUkP0taab8



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Eight Million Iraqis in Need of Urgent Aid
30 July 2007
The violence in Iraq is overshadowing a humanitarian crisis, with eight million Iraqis—nearly one in three—in need of emergency aid, according to a report released today by international agency Oxfam and NCCI, a network of aid organizations working in Iraq.  http://www.oxfamamerica.org/newsandpublications/press_releases/nearly-a-third-of-iraqis-need-immediate-emergency-help

7 years ago

Huge anti-war site list:  
http://www.guardian.co.uk/antiwar/subsection/0,12809,884056,00.html




Thanks,

Rats

P.S. This is what I think of Bush:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZx0v_6HEDg

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"Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.

But silence is impossible.
Silence screams.
Silence is a Message,
Just as doing nothing is an act.
Let who you are ring out
&
Resonate
In every word & every deed.
Yes, become who you Are.
There's no sidestepping your own being
Or your own Responsibility.
What you do is who you are.
You are your own Comeuppance.
You become your own message.
You are the Message."
In the Spirit of Crazy Horse ---Leonard Peltier  



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The question was posed in my group on here what we can do above and beyond petitions to change the direction this administration has us going in.

I thought I might as well copy to here and spread around what I responded with.

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7 years ago

The various marches and actions.

Good old fashioned civil disobedience is good.

We need to throw a wrench in the works.

Wake up people through flyers, make business cards with a favorite link or two and put them everywhere.

Go to local schools and churches. Talk to them.

Do sit ins and refuse to leave
your reps. office.

Oppose recruiters and their lies.

Use your imagination and do whatever you feel is right.

If we do not get control of this illegal and out of control government soon, we never will.

Go here:
http://www.freewayblogger.com/


You can get 250 business cards here for only $5.25 shipping:
http://www.vistaprint.com


Here's a few sites with some nice ideas and info:
1)
http://www.warresisters.org/
2)
http://www.veteransforpeace.org/
3)
http://www.notinourname.net/index.php
4)
http://www.codepink4peace.org/
5)
http://www.citiesforprogress.org/
6)
http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0920-24.htm



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*And this is a great one, it's broken down into sections, so for sites in the US you have to scroll down.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/antiwar/subsection/0,12809,884056,00.html


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Follow your heart and do what you can.

Things will change.

If everyone commits themselves to change, then things will change.

Giving up is not an option.

Repeat.

Giving up

is

NOT

an

option.

TELL THE TROOPS THE TRUTH!!! TELL THE TROOPS THE TRUTH!!! TELL THE TROOPS.......
7 years ago

SOLDIERS WHO HAVE ALREADY MADE THE MISTAKE OF SIGNING UP, FOR WHATEVER THE REASON WAS, SHOULD BE MADE AWARE -- by US! by whom else? -- THAT THEY OWE NO LOYALTY, NO SERVICE, NO "PATRIOTISM" TO THE LIARS WHO CONNED THEM, IN WHATEVER WAY, INTO ENLISTING.

TRUE PATRIOTISM IS TO SERVE THE PEOPLE, THE COUNTRY, AND THE CONSTITUTION; TO SERVE THEIR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES WELL.

FALSE "PATRIOTISM", THE TROOPS MUST BE MADE AWARE BY US, IS TO SERVE BUSHCO, CHENEY, HALLIBURTON, OIL BARONS AND WAR PROFITEERS. FALSE "PATRIOTISM" IS, TO GO ON FIGHTING FOR BUSHCO EVEN AFTER BEING MADE AWARE OF HOW YOU WERE SHAFTED BY THEM.

THAT IS THE ULTIMATE DIS-SERVICE TO YOUR COUNTRY AND TO YOUR FELLOW SOLDIERS. TO RIGHTLY SERVE YOUR FELLOW-SOLDIERS, IS TO HELP THEM TO STOP FIGHTING.

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We in the Peace Movement MUST TELL -- THE -- TROOPS -- THE -- TRUTH.  About everything. The Illegal Invasion and Occupation; the LIES AND CORRUPTION of the entire mis-Administration; the two STOLEN {s}elections; the PHONEY "terrorism" scares; EVERYTHING.

THE TROOPS WILL THEN KNOW WHAT TO DO.

THE TROOPS ARE THE ONLY, THE ONLY FORCE THAT CAN STOP THIS MAD WAR AGAINST THE ENTIRE PLANET AND ALL ITS PEOPLE.

IF THE TROOPS ENTIRELY LOSE THEIR WILL TO FIGHT, TO FIGHT FOR EMPIRE, THERE IS NO FORCE ON EARTH THAT CAN MAKE THEM FIGHT. NO PUNISHMENT, NO THREAT; NOTHING.

AS THE PICTURE ON MY PROFILE PAGE SAYS: IF CONGRESS REFUSES TO ACT AND BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW, NOW AND NOT 2009; THE TROOPS WILL MUTINY.

The word is spreading rapidly among the troops; rapidly but not rapidly enough. IT IS UP TO US -- TO YOU AND TO ME -- TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WORD SPREADS FAST. AND SAVES LIVES, BOTH AMERICAN AND IRAQI, BY BRINGING ALL THE TROOPS HOME IMMEDIATELY.

WE NEED A NEW PEACE MOVEMENT
7 years ago

 IT LOOKS MORE AND MORE LIKE WE WILL NEED TO MARCH IN THE STREETS IN NON-VOILENT FASHION - AS IN THE 1960'S - TO END THE WAR IN IRAQ AND TO GET RID OF BUSH  AND CHENEY.  THEY WILL FIGHT BACK, BUT, WE MUST BE OF GOOD COURAGE.  

   

non violent protests work
7 years ago

NONVIOLENT CONFLICT WORLDWIDE

In recent years various dictatorships have collapsed when confronted by defiant, mobilized people. Often seen as strong and powerful, some of these dictatorships proved unable to oppose focused and strategically planned popular movement campaigns.

Since 1980s dictatorships were defeated by nonviolent movements of people in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia and Slovenia, Madagascar, Mali, Bolivia, and the Philippines.

Nonviolent resistance has strengthened pro-democratic movements in Nepal, Zambia, South Korea, Chile, Argentina, China, Haiti, Brazil, Uruguay, Malawi, Thailand, Bulgaria, Hungary, Zaire, Nigeria, and various parts of the former Soviet Union.

In addition, mass political defiance has occurred in Burma, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Tibet in recent years. Although those struggles have not brought victory over dictators, they badly harmed the authority of those oppressive regimes both in countries and international community.

At the end, the newest examples of perfectly implemented St rategic Nonviolent Action knowledge in Serbia, in huge and coordinated multi-level campaign which defeated Slobodan Milosevic at October 5, 2000 and very similar recent example in Georgia 2003 strengthens the impression of Universality of this method.

CANVAS founders and friends were directly included in knowledge and experience transfer process to the leaders and activists of democratic movements in many of this countries. It works worldwide!