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 August 22, 2006 6:54 AM

Impeach for Peace, a Minnesota-based impeachment group, has researched
a method for impeaching the president using a little known and rarely
used part of the Rules of the House of Representatives ("Jefferson's
Manual"). This document actually empowers individual citizens to
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International Day of Action- July 09, 2006 2:16 AM

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Join International Day of Action to Shut Down Guantanamo on July 15th!

Saturday, July 15th is an "International Day of Protest: Shut
Guantanamo Now!" and demonstrations will be held in London, Melbourne
and Sydney as well as cities in Yemen, Kuwait and Bahrain, and
throughout the United States.

To learn more about the International Day of Action

In New York we will be vigiling from noon to 2pm
Saturday, July 15th, Washington Square Park, NYC
(Northern end, under the arch)

St Mary's Church, The Riverside Church Global Justice and Peace
Ministry, The Center for Constitutional Rights, Witness Against
Torture, and others join people of conscience throughout the world to
demand the closure of Guantanamo and an end to indefinite detention,
torture and secret rendition.

Please joins us if you can. If you are not in New York, consider
organizing a vigil or demonstration in your own community.

On our website, we have a list of ten things you can to in the work to
Shut Down Guantanamo.

There you can download factsheets and fliers, purchase orange "Shut
Down Guantanamo" t-shirts, get instructions to build a cage, and much
much more to add your voice to this critical call.

For more information on the NYC action or for help in organizing
something in your local community, Email, or
Call 347-683-4928

In December 2005, a group of twenty four friends, following the
nonviolent tradition of Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker walked to
Guantanamo to visit the prisoners, calling themselves "Witness Against
Torture." When they returned, they launched the "Campaign to Shut Down
Guantanamo," which consists of public education and community
outreach, networking and resource sharing, and acts of nonviolent
civil disobedience to draw attention to the plight of prisoners in
Guantanamo, and victims of the war on terrorism everywhere.

Frida Berrigan

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9/11 Citizen Court July 06, 2006 1:08 AM

Dear Friends,
This is going to be a BIG DEAL in Washington, DC the week of September 11-18. Various issues of great importance will be addressed that week. See more details at the website below.
This Sept 11, 2006 a new era will dawn on America. On that day the people will convene and move through the legal recourse needed to redress the government. At no other time in our nations history has so important a moment drawn near. As the war of lies passes the $500 Billion debt mark and 3000 US dead along with 100,000's in the nation we "saved", as freedom and liberty has been sold out to a federal police force, as all Americans have been affected by corporate and limited liability governments and municipal codes, time has come for the change
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 April 12, 2006 5:50 AM

Our Toxic World

Man's quest for bigger, better, faster, younger and more convenient comes at a significant price. The automobiles that shuttle us, the products we clean with, the appliances that keep us cool and the recreational vehicles that helps us relax, pollute the environment. And let's not forget the toxins found in the air you breathe, the chemicals and fluoride found in the water you drink, the pesticides detected in many of the fruits, vegetables and meats you serve your family and the petroleum byproducts you apply to your skin.

It's not enough that you're subjected to toxins nearly everywhere you turn - the real issue is the years of exposure you face - exposure that starts even before you're born.

According to a study commissioned by the Environmental Working Group on the umbilical cord blood of newborns, 287 different industrial chemicals, pollutants and pesticides were found including mercury, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, dioxins, furans, pesticides, and chemicals from flame retardants, PCBs, industrial lubricants, plastics, Teflon, Scotchgard, industrial bleaches, electrical insulators, coal-fired power plants, vehicle emissions, and wood preservatives. In fact, of the 287 chemicals detected, 180 are known to cause health complications in humans or animals, 217 are known to be toxic to the brain and nervous system, and 208 are known to cause birth defects or abnormal development in animal tests.1

Every Breath You Take

Once you've entered the world and taken your first breath (the average person breathes about 5,000 gallons of air each day), you can be reasonably sure it includes some unhealthy trace particles or air pollution. In fact, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. facilities released 4.7 billion pounds of toxins into the atmosphere in 2002. Further, the EPA estimates fine-particle pollution causes an estimated 20,000 premature deaths in the U.S. each year.

It's in the Water

The water you drink, clean and wash with doesn't fare much better. According to one study conducted by the University of Michigan, one ton of oil is spilled for every million tons transported. This same water is pumped back into our water supply, which experts like the Environmental Working Group believe have contaminated the tap water in 42 states with more than 140 unregulated chemicals. Outbreaks of waterborne disease are on the increase. In fact, an estimated 7 million people become sick and more than 1,000 die in the United States each year from waterborne microbes. 2

The Food You Eat

And, as if concerns regarding drinking and breathing weren't enough, you also have to be careful with the produce, meats and fish you eat. Herbicides and pesticides - used to keep bugs off crops, inhibit weed growth, and protect your lawn - are taking their toll on your health. For starters, environmental chemicals have a wide range of effects on immune system function, ranging from a decrease in your body's ability to fight infections and tumors to increased allergies and autoimmunity. These compounds can also cause dermatological, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, respiratory, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular problems. Not to mention, hormones like Zeranol, which has been used to fatten up cattle more quickly, have been shown to exacerbate breast health concerns. 3

Home Sweet Home?

But the toxins you'll probably find most surprising are those found in your home - a place where most of us think we're safe. For starters, many of the products that improve the look and scent of your home like household-cleaning products have been linked to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and other learning and behavioral disorders. Even the new carpet in your home might be making you sick because of the glue used to put it down. The substance contains the harmful ingredient benzene and the neurotoxin, xylene - one of the most unhealthy chemical combinations you can be exposed to. Faulty appliances can emit ozone, which affects lung health, and carbon monoxide, which is lethal at high concentrations. And, mold, bacteria and other biological contaminants can cause or exacerbate asthma, allergies and infections.

The bottom line is we are surrounded by toxins, pollutants and synthetic chemicals. Many are invisible - colorless, odorless and tasteless - and most have never been tested for their effects on human health. And while there are ways to reduce the impact of some exposure, it's just not reasonable to think you can avoid toxic exposure altogether. Take steps to minimize the exposure, pay attention to the sources of fruits, vegetables, fish, meats and water you consume and share with your family, and incorporate a regular, natural detoxification program into your health regimen.

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