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These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions to celebrate Women's History Month, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9131      

This petition on change.org: Womens History Mth Act:

https://www.change.org/petitions/womens-history-mth-act

http://www.change.org/petitions/womens-history-mth-act-2

 

A.A.U.W. Action Network:  Tell the Senate: Help ease the burden of student debt- cosponsor and support the Student Loan Affordability Act (S. 2051)!:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=61138101&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Don't let them Slash the Women's Bureau:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/issues/alert/?alertid=61115421&queueid=[capwiz:queue_id]

Bullying is not a rite of passage, it's wrong:

http://capwiz.com/aauw/callalert/index.tt?alertid=61082831

 

 

Credo: Stop blocking the 'Violence Against Women Act.' This is a successful program that has helped cut domestic violence by 58%, and it should be reauthorized immediately:

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/vawa_repub/

 

 

Center for Reproductive Rights: Proponents of a new Oklahoma "personhood" ballot initiative don’t want you to know how completely it would shred reproductive rights:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=10167

Sec. Sebelius: Is it Yes or No on Birth Control?:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5971/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=9523

 

 

Roots Action: Universal Healthcare Without Individual Mandate:

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5757&Email=jamesmnordlund@yahoo.com

 

 

Firedoglake: AARP needs to hear from you:

http://action.firedoglake.com/page/s/aarp-calls?source=email&subsource=v2

 

 

F.C.N.L.: Vote Coming Thursday on Immoral Budget: Act Now:

http://fcnl.org/issues/budget/the_latest_on_the_budget/

NALU: Native Women, FY 2013 Budget Proposal, Energy Development, and more:

http://fcnl.org/issues/nativeam/native_woman_and_vawa/

 

 

W.A.N.D.: Call for a budget for all!:

https://app.e2ma.net/app/view:CampaignPublic/id:1407851.7496774574/rid:611a3fbded5088fec0615e4386b7bcd2

 

 

Social Security Works:

http://strengthensocialsecurity.org/callcongress

 

 

UltraViolet: Every woman should know about this:

http://act.weareultraviolet.org/signup/hcrtop5/

 

 

CODEPINK: Send a letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein telling her you want drones out of the hands of the CIA:

http://codepink.salsalabs.com/o/424/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7105

 

 

Breast Cancer Action: Women’s health is under assault again– cosmetics companies are fighting to keep their products among the least-regulated in the country. Don’t let them get away with it.:

http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/6098/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=10096

 

 

Update from The Elders: child marriage in India, Egypt's revolutionary women,...:

http://theelders.org/gro-brundtland

 

 

Cultural Survival: Celebrate International Women's Day:

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/celebrating-international-womens-day?utm_source=INT+Women%27s+Day&utm_campaign=Mother+Language&utm_medium=email

 

 

Green Party: March 2012 GreenLine- Green Primary Results and More!:

http://www.jillstein.org/bio

http://www.gp.org/index.php

 

 

[PsychRights] The Psychiatric Drugging of Children & Elderly:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_AC--JhPOI&context=C33c3fbdADOEgsToPDskK0fJx0ePSgE5dQzXu1UK0K

http://psychrights.org/index.htm

 

 

My related petitions, on change.org, etc., and actions:


Int'l Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Int'l Womens Day 100th anniv + celebrate Womens History Mth:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9040

This petition on change.org: 100th Int'l Womens Day + Womens History Mth:

http://www.change.org/petitions/100th-intl-womens-day-womens-history-mth?share_id=GZqvHPdnbh&pe=pce


 
Actions for Black History Month, Prisoners rights, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9130      

This petition on change.org: Black History Mth: Acts:

 

 


Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9127     

This petition on change.org: Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice 


http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice?share_id=BQszfPrjVO&  

 

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113 

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice 


http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice?share_id=LfSCrdRPhA

 

Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth with actions, write on:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9041

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: Celebrate Poetry Mth w. acts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-celebrate-poetry-mth-w-acts?share_id=WjaUsVyXLi&pe=pce

 

These petitions on change.org:


Intn'l Womens Day Actions:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/intnl_womens_day_actions

 

Good Women's History Month, Act for healthcare:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/good_womens_history_month_act_for_healthcare

 

Act for women?:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/act_for_women

 

History of Women Month:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitions/view/history_of_women_month

 

Act Womens History Month

http://globalhealth.change.org/petitions/view/act_womens_history_month

 

Womens History Month Acts:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/womens_history_month_acts

 

Valentine Day Coin Drop:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/valentine_day_coin_drop

 

Amend the Constitution for all women, etc.:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/amend_the_constitution_for_all_women_etc

 

Improving Literacy Through School Libraries kept open:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/improving_literacy_through_school_libraries_kept_open

 

World AIDS Day Act:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitions/view/world_aids_day_act

 

Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9036


This petition on change.org: Black History Month, celebrate and act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-celebrate-and-act?share_id=rpqKrvTtHg&pe=pce

 

Black History Month:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/black_history_month

 

Act Black History Month:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-black-history-month

 

Black History Month, Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-act

 

Art/Act: celebrate Dr. M.L. King, Jr.'s holiday:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/artact_celebrate_dr_ml_king_jrs_holiday?share_id=QjOkAUGeBQ&pe=pce

 

Earth Day Coin Drop

http://globalwarming.change.org/petitions/view/earth_day_coin_drop

 

Thanksgiving Coin Drop:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/thanksgiving_coin_drop

 

Act/Art: New Year's poetree:

http://womensrights.change.org/petitions/view/actart_new_years_poetree

 

art, post/discuss poem


http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/art_postdiscuss_poem

 

Opportunity / Teachers:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/opportunity_teachers

 

Art/Act For Poetry Month:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/artact_for_poetry_month

 

Learn from writers:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/learn_from_writers

 

see film + advocate:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/see_film_advocate

 

"...Sav(ing) Us":

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/saving_us

 

JABULANI against HIV/AIDS:

http://humanrights.change.org/petitions/view/jabulani_against_hivaids

 

Arts and Activism:


http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/arts_and_activism

 

ART FOR CHANGE:

http://immigration.change.org/petitions/view/art_for_change

 

music rebuilding lives:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/music_rebuilding_lives

 

free speech film:

http://education.change.org/petitions/view/free_speech_film

 

got milk?:

http://gayrights.change.org/petitions/view/got_milk

 

new media:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/new_media

 

Read Diverse:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/read_diverse

 

Voices:

http://humantrafficking.change.org/petitions/view/voices

 

Wisdom of Native America:

http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/petitions/view/wisdom_of_native_america

 


Related action on Disabled Greens News and Discussion, the url:

Art/Act: Good Poetry Month, Write On:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/8537

 

Thanx for all you do.

 

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.:

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/ 


Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/  

 

Sites to send emails and letters, to your Senators, etc.:

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/home 

 

http://www.congress.org/ 

 

 

Sample letter text:

They say women have no rights to affordable healthcare, women’s healthcare, reproductive care, equal wages for equal work, etc..  They say "contraception isn't a right", and are now trying to insist through legislation; while they make believe they're against abortion and disease, we can stop their devolutionary directions' destruction by dispelling the republican conspiracies pathological lying, and even the dinos pathological half-truthing, with truth telling- let's.   Currently, yes Trayvon was racially profiled, killed, yet, let's get all the facts.  All smearing in this multi-media conspiracy weapon of mass-distraction tragedy is wrong; until there's a factual and complete timeline presented, all we know is 2 'have it like that' individuals collided and the one with the gun and the dad whose a judge won, tragically, so far- indicating the "stand your ground law" isn't appropriate for united suck of assassins citizens, at this time, while self defense is necessary, the law must be changed, "feeling your life might be threatened" is too low a threshold for a deadly force response.  Oh, yeah, no "million hoodie march", besides the fact that hoods, short for hoodlums, do wear hoods, and this is a necessary warning sign for everyone to note, in their constant self-defense, spending 200 million dollars on a show of how much the supposed left is a media whore, and marketeers on tragedies and the left, isn't allowable 6 months before a presidential elections cycle.  The attacks on Trayvon's reputation in the media are disgraceful, and disrespectful to his memory and his mourning family, as well.  These attacks reflect the same kind of racial profiling and stereotyping that led to his death and then protected his killer from investigation and arrest, yet, how many others, non-African-Americans, for example, were murdered or killed, that same day, and they‘ve no relevance to the supposed civil rights movement.  Trayvon's killer, George Zimmerman, still hasn't been arrested. The focus of the media and our public officials should be on getting justice for Trayvon and addressing the dangers of racial profiling in our society.  As well, just because Zimmerman was wrong, that doesn’t make Trayvon right, why was he in a gated community he wasn’t visiting, etc..  All supremacies from all conspiracies within all demographics, who all collaborate with the white supremacy, must stop dictating their demographics embrace the devolutionary direction of the corporate structure’s convolution; and support allowing kids to be kids, and young women to become women, at minimum, before they’re introduced to any and all forms of corporate whoring.  The war on the middle-class to poor targets men, and more acutely, non-remocrat boys to men who are Caucasian, first, destroying infants testicles; second, using the republican’s psychic terrorism, the ‘suck’, to assassinate infants in the crib, feeding on their souls; third, raping them repeatedly to destroy their defenses and anus, fourth, over-stimulating them in every way so they might think there’s something wrong with them while all conspirators attack them in every way, including anatomical destruction to prevent them from getting sports contracts, etc., fifth, separating their astral bodies, souls, from their bodies during dreaming, with ‘falling off the cliff’ scenarios where one’s astral body leaves the body before it hit’s the ground, and is then led to understand the immense freedom an astral body can have, instilling in the astral body a dread of returning to the body, and its life, that is destroyed and weakened by all conspirators continually attacking the boys; sixth, can consist of enumerable scenarios where through voodoo, yoodoo, satanism, supposed Yoruba, Santiera, Sikh, Shinto, Witchcraft, Kali, Druidism, etc., the astral body is stolen from them, and led to the demonic forces of the republican conspiracies’ psychic terrorism, the suck, destroying as it is ordered to.  This is why I disagree with Islamic countries, in their general, deeming of the united suck of assassins the “great satan“, for, the ancient Hebraic, then Judeo-Christian, and presently, the Roman Catholic imperial lies purporting the existing of a devil, etc., while swallowed whole by those weak minded enough to be brainwashed into being believers, abominations, instead of students of the real: Jesus’ teachings, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, art science, agnostics, atheists, Buddhism, art, science, Wicca, Native American Spirituality, existentialists, Shinto, psychology, Sikh, etc., knowers, are just that, lies; yet, the republican’s psychic terrorism, the suck, is the closest thing to a devil that has ever existed on earth- so, the ”great” part, must, at least, be removed, for power garnered from pedocide programs that mass sexually attack non-remocrat Caucasian boys, their target group, by the Roman Catholic Empire, Hindu cults, etc., could hardly be called great, as they all are cowards.  As well, all who support the pedocide programs of the military, etc., are cowards and aiders and abetters of pedos; therefore, pedos themselves- who could possibly pay even a dollar of taxes that goes directly into the pockets of the pedos the gov’t orders to sexually attack their own kids?  Also, why doesn’t the U.N. get all the money it needs, so it can fully support the I.C.C., etc., the U.S. taxpayers have so much money robbed from their gov’t, they don’t fund the U.N. more, as they could and should.  Every time you pay a dollar in tax: subsidies to sports stadiums, etc., you’re paying a sports industry that anatomically destroys your boys to stop them from competing to get sports contracts, all of whose participants profit off the genocide of non-remocrat Caucasian boys to men; for the remocrat dominated military, police, intelligence, etc., industrial complexes, you’re supporting the ever increasing theft of your tax dollars by them, for, they only wish to replicate themselves, grow, steal more as hey get more powerful, making their desired unnecessary “unending” global blitzkrieg war a future realism; of the $ 500. you pay to every Israeli citizen yearly, you’re enabling their destruction of Palestine, and foreign aggression, cementing their supposed policy of peace and their real policy of it’s never going to happen; to the defense dept., a large % of it goes to usa military bases abroad, and the dino-in-chief is increasing the number, in Australia, etc., directing paying for the military protection of the world by you, not the citizens of those countries, so, they don’t have to, they use those tax dollars they don’t have to spend on military to have an exponentially better way of life than usa citizens do, etc., just so the republicans can get their cut of that scam money; a % of it goes to the medical industrial complex of technocratic innovation as their panacea, medical model Dr. Mengeles, who uber-charge for unnecessary almost everything, and premeditatedly mass destroy and murder their patients as they’re ordered to, for e.g., when you get a fancy test, the results are communicated to the psychic terrorism, informing them on how to murder you more effectively, etc.; a % goes to the engineered over the last decade, pre “Plessey vs. Ferguson” supremacy court decision, education system of 70 years ago, being born again, where a “separate and unequal” education system was allowed, by the ”ebony and ivory, working together in perfect harmony…”, supposed Christian conspiratorial white, black, etc., supremacists, republicans, immoral minority, and kluckers, all aboard the S.S. Tea Party tugboat dragging the dead in the water usa Ship of State into the rocks, with the mostly civil wrongs movement blacks, together engineering the vouchers for whites, charter schools for blacks &lsquorivatization’ and religious domination of the education system to destroy the public school system, the teachers, etc., unions, and dictate the engineering of society wide defacto-slavery through most tax dollars going to supposed Christian schools, and public ones getting naught, determining a populace of have education and have not…, citizens, determining an ever-increasing chasm between the haves and the have-nots, etc., not to forget the fraud of “merit pay” for those teachers deemed worthy, supremacist birds of different feathers flocking together, klucking all the way to the bank.  Not to forget the somewhat pre-Renaissance higher education system, where tenured professors rule academia, which manufactures well packaged replicant machine parts for the corporate structure’s convolutions, la machine’s, replication, actual education is almost nowhere to be found, the primacy of the delusional construct of materialism abounds; which is key to the devolutionary direction of addictions, vampirism, gambling, etc., increasing, as well.   Remocrat politicians can now get away with flip flopping on even the existence of climate change, need for contraception to prevent disease and abortion, etc., due to caving dinos, and therefore, the evolution isn‘t even mentioned-any of those thieves of your taxes can alone dictate the extinction of humanity and large mammals, and together, they most certainly will.  As well, female supremacists can’t collaborate with black, white, etc., supremacists in gradually taking away women’s reproductive healthcare and rights, as well as choice; the price they’ll pay when they do will be much greater than the crumbs they get off the republicans plate.  Happy Rhodes sings, “words weren’t meant for cowards, be brave…“; write on.  They say, the brave are those who stand when standing is hard; I say it’s when you only stand, "all endowed with inalienable rights..." (regardless of the fact that the dino-in-chief has taken away any and all rights from everyone except himself with the NDAA law, for all intents and purposes), yet, we only have the ones we exercise; remember the constitution republicans- that includes women.  As well, I've said the united suck of assassins is a country of extremists, supremacists of every conspiracy within every demographic, conspiring with the republican conspiracy (which is why the remocrats keep winning even though they're only 20 % of the population, the dempublicans keep building them up), including academic, supposed Christian (the 'good cop', some of the civil wrongs movement, 'bad cop', all republicans, S.S Tea Partiers, our taliban and al-queda), supposed Sikh, LGBTQ, etc.; Machiavellians and uber-ones, at minimum fascists to nazis, one and all- it's not even a possibility that the evolution's direction can stand against the corporate structure's convolution's devolutionary one, at this rate.  The republicans final solution, to steal everything from everyone through the extermination to extinction of humanity and large mammals, technocracies of the world have permanently altered weather cycles causing the increase in the amount and severity of supposedly natural disasters, yet, we know all life are necessary threads in the fabric of life, we can’t allow to be torn asunder. Extermination of humanity, large mammals, determined by the republican conspiracy, globally, millions of birds falling from the sky, fish dead in the water, etc., must be heeded now; before they sukceed in dictating the extinction of humanity and large mammals- as well as the destruction of the earth, and, possibly, all life as you know it. Life is indivisible, struggling with global unnecessary unending war is necessary; although, the intellect can‘t lead, for the life doesn‘t follow. Remember a lesson from WWII, if you’re not taking bullets, you’re making them, and fascism is the last step before the complete backslide to Nazism, possession is only nine-tenths of the law in a poverty stricken mind, centrism among extremists is Nazism, don't be it or allow it; Ghandi said “…be the change you wish to see in the world“, and Castaneda said, “discipline is the art of feeling awe”, etc.. Turn 360 degrees around, back to the evolution, dispelling the convolutions devolutionary direction; and getting back to the real future, we'll only have if you do! By abolishing the over use of fossil fuels (vaporizing the spirit and sucking the very blood of the earth, like the remocrat conspiracy does through their psychic terrorism, the suck, assassinating their only real competition, the real left, the evolution), and the devolutionary direction dictating the permanently altered weather cycles, 100 year storms happening every ten, 10,000 year cataclysmic events happening every thousand, 100,000 year destroying all life events, like alteration of magnetic poles location, their reversal, degradation of the earth’s orbit around the sun, happening every ten thousand, etc., and being most alive! Stop the gov’t historical use of the HAARP and other weather machines for political purposes, drilling Cuba with hurricanes, for example, Obama’s Admin. using them to decrease the amount of natural disasters, etc., to mitigate the influence of environmentalism, the evolution and the real left, to alter legislation, win elections; has further permanently altered the natural weather cycles and made global warming exponentially worse in a few years- denaturing the earth is the extinction of humanity and large mammals in a process.  Don't be republicated into mirror supremacist images of the white supremacy, being woman, black, supposed christian, Muslim, Hindu, Sikh, Jewish, Asian, Atheist, male, heterosexual, LGBTQ, age, etc., supremacists isn't equality, there's no equality of nazism; destruction to extinction aren't profit, pleasure, nor power- Audre Lourdes said, "you can't take apart the man's house with the man's tools.”.  The premeditated mass-murder of 8 billion people isn’t allowable, opinion, freedom of religion, choice, civil liberty, a right, equality, American dreaming or way of life, nor cool. The dreamers must awaken, unlike the Dino-In-Chief’s response to the tea partiers, which is tripartisanship, centrism, caving, the real left’s is fku+theshtthatshatu, as it should be; thank goodness! Don't alter your humanity with, hormone treatments, steroids, human growth hormone, blood transfusions and swapping, like 70 % of athletes, destroying the realization of your potential while making you physiologically like a machine, etc..  They can’t sociologically program somas of illimitable potential, that are indivisible, as life is, in order to republicate automatons for la machine, if you, don‘t agree, resist, refuse, be more so.  Cult of personalityism=popularityism=vampirism=centrism=materialism=machiavellianism=cannibalism=extremism=supremacy=fascism=extermination=nazism=extinction.  Thanx.  Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

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Feb 29, 2012
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Actions for Black History Month, Prisoners rights, et al
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions for Black History Month, Prisoners rights, et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9130     

This petition on change.org: Black History Mth: Acts:

 

 


WhyIslam e-Newsletter: Black History Month:
Greetings & Peace from 877-WHY-ISLAM.

We are dedicating this month's Newsletter to Black History month. Please read through our selected articles below and remember your feedback and questions are important to us. "We always look forward to hearing from you,Thank you!"

 
Malcolm X. From Darkness to Light  
 
Born in poverty and obscurity on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little, the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little, rose to become one of the most dynamic Black Nationalist leaders of his time. He felt the sting of racism and was denied opportunity from his earliest years, from most, if not all, of the existing institutions of the day. Without the possibility, the hope, of upward mobility, with less than a ninth grade education, a life of crime was practically inevitable for young Malcolm.  Read more

http://www.whyislam.org/malcolm-x-from-darkness-to-light/#

 
Reflections on Black History

Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20 percent of the Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. In some areas, such as the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, and parts of Virginia, the percentages of Muslims in the slave population may have approached 40 percent. The fact that the search of a random African American, Alex Haley, for his roots led him to a Muslim village in West Africa is indicative of the widespread Muslim presence among the enslaved population here in the Americas. Read more

http://www.whyislam.org/muslim-world/reflections-on-black-history-month/?utm_source=WI+e-Newletter+-+Feb+2012+-+Non+Muslims&utm_campaign=Feb+Newsletter&utm_medium=email
 

Prince Among Slaves
 
Prince Among Slaves is a nationally broadcast documentary, which is now a part of a major humanities outreach project. The documentary is a production of Unity Productions Foundation (UPF) in association with Spark Media and Duke Media. It tells the amazing story of an enslaved Muslim Prince from Africa who had an incredible life story.  Read more


How to end Racism

How can it end? Only understanding and education can end racism.
People must realise that God created all humans from one couple. The entire human race is therefore one large extended family.

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A Land Called Paradise


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MalcolmX. From Darkness to Light


Reflections on Black History


Prince Among Slaves


End Racism

 
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My abandonment of Roman Catholicism was spawned by a premature death, my mother's at age 49, on the day before my 22nd birthday. I prayed like crazy for God to spare her, and when He did not, I established a new line of communication. I called God Allah and prayed with my palms cupped (to catch blessings) and my eyes wide open (to keep Allah's creation in sight).
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News Item:
 
World-class fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad hopes to compete in the 2012 London Olympics. If she qualifies, it is believed that she will be the first practicing Muslim to represent the U.S. in women's fencing, and the first American to wear Islamic head-covering while competing. She speaks with host Michel Martin.
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 I spent seven years in the Middle East.  I lived for two of those seven years in Jerusalem.  I was the Middle East Bureau Chief for the New York Times.  AIPAC does not speak for Jews or for Israel.  It speaks for right-wing ideologues who believe that because they have capacity to wage war, they have a right to wage war.

And just as these elites were too blind and too enamored of their own rhetoric to see what invading Iraq would trigger, so too are they unable to comprehend the regional conflagration that would be unleashed by attacking Iran.

The uprisings from Tunisia to Egypt to Greece to Occupy Wall Street to our gathering outside AIPAC's doors in Washington are all the same primal struggle for justice.

 The battle for justice in Middle East is our battle.  It is part of the vast, global battle against the 1 percent.  It is a battle against the fossil fuel industry, the weapons manufacturers, the security and surveillance state, the misuse of public funds that wastes $ 4 trillion on wars that never had to be fought, the trillions more in looted taxpayer money to prop up insolvent banks and swell bloated military budgets, the battle to protect working men and women who are left struggling in the name of "austerity" to save their homes and find work. 

Join us at Occupy AIPAC this weekend. Help us make the voices of the 99 percent—the voices of mothers, fathers and children in the squalid refugee camps in Gaza, in the suburbs of Tehran and in the bleak industrial wastelands in Ohio—heard.

Yours,
 
Chris Hedges 

http://www.codepink4peace.org/

 

 

My related actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9127     

This petition on change.org: Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice 

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice?share_id=BQszfPrjVO

Another related petition on change.org:

The President of the United States: Stop any new arms deals with Bahrain:

https://www.change.org/petitions/the-president-of-the-united-states-stop-any-new-arms-deals-with-bahrain 

 

 

World Without War:
Small Change for Peace; Supporting Diplomacy with Iran

"By investing in civilian diplomacy and development, we foster stability around the world to protect our national security and make conflicts less likely."

Department of State budget justification, Fiscal Year 2013

Earlier this month, President Obama submitted to Congress his proposed budget for
2013. Although research shows that preventing wars is 60 times more cost
effective [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODU2/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9wcGRjL3ByZXZlbnRpb25fNjBfMV9jb3N0X2VmZmVjdGl2ZS5wZGYjISMh  ]
than fighting them, the president's budget once again pours hundreds of billions
into war [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODU5/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9idWRnZXQvdGhlX2xhdGVzdC8jISMh  ]  while providing relative
small change for peace [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODYz/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9wcGRjL292ZXJzZWFzX2NvbnRpbmdlbmN5X29wZXJhdGlvbnMvaW5kZXguaHRtbCMhIyE  ] .
This edition of World Without War provides our initial analysis on some key
budget issues related to FCNL's foreign policy agenda. More details and actions
will follow as Congress moves into its appropriations work in the months ahead.

In addition, with new legislative initiatives on Iran underway in both the House
and Senate, we bring you two immediate ways you can help prevent another costly
war.

As always, we welcome your feedback [ mailto:foreignpolicy@fcnl.org  ]  on our
foreign policy work, and thank you for all your support.

Bridget Moix,

Senior Legislative Secretary, Foreign Policy


Join Col. Wilkerson and FCNL in Lobbying to Prevent War with Iran

In the last few weeks, Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, former chief of staff to former
Secretary of State Colin Powell, has teamed up with FCNL [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODY0/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2Jsb2cvb2ZfcGVhY2VfYW5kX3BvbGl0aWNzL2xvYmJ5aW5nX3dpdGhfY29sX3dpbGtlcnNvbi8jISMh  ]
to lobby for diplomacy, and against war, with Iran.

Col. Wilkerson joined FCNL's Kate Gould and Hilary Johnson on lobby visits to ask
members of Congress to support a letter [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODY3/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jYXB3aXouY29tL2Zjb25sL2lzc3Vlcy9hbGVydC8_YWxlcnRpZD02MTAyMjYxMSZ0eXBlPUNPIyEjIQ  ]
introduced by Reps. Keith Ellison (MN) and Walter Jones (NC) calling for
diplomacy with Iran and to oppose legislation in the Senate
[ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODY5/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2NhcHdpei5jb20vZmNvbmwvaXNzdWVzL2FsZXJ0Lz9hbGVydGlkPTYwNTI0NTAxIyEjIQ  ] that would press the
United States towards war.

Rep. Garamendi (CA), Col. Wilkerson and Kate Gould

Ask your representative to sign on to the Ellison-Jones letter [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODcz/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jYXB3aXouY29tL2Zjb25sL2lzc3Vlcy9hbGVydC8_YWxlcnRpZD02MTAyMjYxMSZ0eXBlPUNPIyEjIQ  ]
before March 1st to join this clear message of support for a peaceful resolution
of the conflict with Iran.

Already more than a third of the Senate has signed on to a resolution pressing
the administration to abandon diplomacy and support an attack against a "nuclear
weapons capable Iran". During his visits with members of Congress and their
staff, Col. Wilkerson pointed out that the resolution "reads like the same sheet
of music that got us into the Iraq war, and could be the precursor for a war with
Iran," and called it "effectively, a thinly-disguised effort to bless war."

Urge your senators to oppose this dangerous legislation. [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODc3/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2NhcHdpei5jb20vZmNvbmwvaXNzdWVzL2JpbGxzLz9kZWJ1Zz0mYmlsbD02MTAyMTA3NiZjc19wYXJ0eT1hbGwmY3Nfc3RhdHVzPUMmY3Nfc3RhdGU9QUxMIyEjIQ  ]

Find out what experts are saying [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODg0/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9pcmFuL2FsbF90aGVfbmV3X3NlbmF0ZV9iaWxsX2lzX3NheWluZ19pc19naXZlX3dhcl9hX2NoYW5jZS8jISMh  ]
about it, and check out Kate's blog post [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODkw/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2Jsb2cvMmMvd2lsbF9zZW5hdGVfc2V0X25ld19yZWRfbGluZV9mb3Jfd2FyX3dpdGhfaXJhbi8jISMh  ]
on how this bill endorses a new red line for war that would make diplomacy nearly
impossible.


Obama's Budget: What's in it for War Prevention Funding?

The Obama administration released its fiscal year 2013 budget request last week.
For overall State Department and USAID international affairs programs, the
president's request represents a 2.4% increase over last year's levels. However,
the budget includes lower levels of funding for several programs that FCNL
supports to help peacefully prevent deadly conflict. In a positive development,
the budget request reduces the amount of diplomacy and development funding
included in the Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) account [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODkx/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9wcGRjL292ZXJzZWFzX2NvbnRpbmdlbmN5X29wZXJhdGlvbnMvaW5kZXguaHRtbCMhIyE  ] ,
which funds war-related programs. Read more of our analysis on some key budget
accounts related to war prevention funding. [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODk1/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9mb3JlaWduX3BvbGljeS9mb3JlaWduX3BvbGljeV9idWRnZXRfYW5hbHlzaXMvaW5kZXguaHRtbCMhIyE  ]


(What About War Funding?)

While war spending is on the decline, the proportional cost of the war has not
changed. Last week, 88 members of the House [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3ODk4/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2lzc3Vlcy9hZmdoYW5pc3Rhbi9ob3VzZV9sZXR0ZXJfc3VwcG9ydHNfYWNjZWxlcmF0ZWRfYWZnaGFuaXN0YW5fd2l0aGRyYXdhbC8jISMh  ] ,
including many of those influential on foreign policy issues, sent a letter to
President Obama supporting an expedited end to the decade-long war in
Afghanistan. As Congress sets the stage to debate the funding request and troop
levels in Afghanistan over the next 18 months, U.S. policy on when military
troops will leave Afghanistan remains unclear. Read more of Matt Southworth's
analysis [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTAw/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2Jsb2cvMmMvd2FyX2Z1bmRpbmdfcmVxdWVzdF9kZW5vdGVzXzY4MDAwX3Ryb29wc190aHJvdWdoX2xhdGVfMjAxMy9pbmRleC5odG1sIyEjIQ  ]
of the budget request for war funding.


Kenya: FCNL Briefs Congressional Staff

Earlier this month, Cassidy Regan, Bridget Moix, and Diane Randall briefed a
group of Senate and House staff on Kenya as a case for peaceful prevention of
deadly conflict [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTAz/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2Fzc2V0cy9LZW55YV9Qb2xpY3lfQnJpZWZfMjAxMS5wZGYjISMh  ] . The
congressional briefing was followed by a conference call with constituents around
the country interested in working with us to ensure U.S. policy supports Kenyan
efforts to prevent a renewal of violence in the lead-up to the country's next
national elections. Read Cassidy's reflections [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTA2/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL2Zjbmwub3JnL2Jsb2cvMmMvRkNOTF9Db25zdGl0dWVudHNfQ29uZ3Jlc3Npb25hbF9TdGFmZl9LZW55YS8jISMh  ]
on the week of briefings, and let us know if you'd like to join us in this work
and receive regular updates on Kenya by emailing Bridget. [ mailto:bridgetmoix@fcnl.org  ]


Afghanistan Whistleblower to Speak at FCNL's Spring Lobby Weekend

We are thrilled that participants at this year's Young Adult Spring Lobby Weekend [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTE0/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mY25sLm9yZy9zbHcjISMh  ]
will hear from active duty Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Daniel L. Davis, who
recently risked his career by submitting a classified report to members of
Congress [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTE1/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS8yMDEyLzAyLzA2L3dvcmxkL2FzaWEvYXJteS1jb2xvbmVsLWNoYWxsZW5nZXMtcGVudGFnb25zLWFmZ2hhbmlzdGFuLWNsYWltcy5odG1sP19yPTEmaHAjISMh  ]
documenting the failure of U.S. policy in Afghanistan. He says that senior
leaders of the Department of Defense have intentionally and consistently misled
the U.S. and Congress on the conduct and progress of the war.

It's not too late to register for Spring Lobby Weekend [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTIz/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5mY25sLm9yZy9zbHcjISMh  ]
and learn from LTC Davis as well as a number of others with direct experience
working to end the war in Afghanistan.

Read this article that LTC Davis published [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTI4/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5hcm1lZGZvcmNlc2pvdXJuYWwuY29tLzIwMTIvMDIvODkwNDAzMCMhIyE  ]
in Armed Forces Journal, and for more information, see his full report [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTMz/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dzEucm9sbGluZ3N0b25lLmNvbS9leHRyYXMvUlNfUkVQT1JULnBkZiMhIyE  ]
published by Rolling Stone.


What We're Reading

Shaking the Kaleidoscope in Iran [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTM3/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL21pZGVhc3QuZm9yZWlnbnBvbGljeS5jb20vcG9zdHMvMjAxMi8wMi8yMS9zaGFraW5nX3RoZV9rYWxlaWRvc2NvcGVfaW5faXJhbiMhIyE  ] ,
Lara Friedman, Foreign Policy, 2/21/12

5 coming battles over the 2013 international affairs budget [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTQ1/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3RoZWNhYmxlLmZvcmVpZ25wb2xpY3kuY29tL3Bvc3RzLzIwMTIvMDIvMTMvNV9jb21pbmdfYmF0dGxlc19vdmVyX3RoZV8yMDEzX2ludGVybmF0aW9uYWxfYWZmYWlyc19idWRnZXQjISMh  ] ,
Josh Rogin, FP Blog, 2/13/12

Top Ten Ways Iran is Defying US, EU Oil Sanctions and How You are Paying for It
All [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTQ5/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5qdWFuY29sZS5jb20vMjAxMi8wMi90b3AtdGVuLXdheXMtaXJhbi1pcy1kZWZ5aW5nLXVzLWV1LW9pbC1zYW5jdGlvbnMtYW5kLWhvdy15b3UtYXJlLXBheWluZy1mb3ItaXQtYWxsLmh0bWwjISMh  ] ,
Juan Cole, Informed Comment, 2/20/12

The Kenyan Military Intervention in Somalia [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTU0/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5jcmlzaXNncm91cC5vcmcvZW4vcmVnaW9ucy9hZnJpY2EvaG9ybi1vZi1hZnJpY2Eva2VueWEvMTg0LXRoZS1rZW55YW4tbWlsaXRhcnktaW50ZXJ2ZW50aW9uLWluLXNvbWFsaWEuYXNweCMhIyE ] ,
International Crisis Group, 2/15/12

Peaceful Protest Can Free Palestine [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTYx/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS8yMDEyLzAyLzIyL29waW5pb24vcGVhY2VmdWwtcHJvdGVzdC1jYW4tZnJlZS1wYWxlc3RpbmUuaHRtbD9fcj0xJnJlZj1vcGluaW9uIyEjIQ  ] ,
Mustafa Barghouthi, New York Times, 2/21/12

Does AIPAC Want War? Lieberman’s “Capability” Red Line May Tip AIPAC’s Hand [ http://fcnl.org/r/B/MTg3OTY5/NDYzODY/0/0/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5odWZmaW5ndG9ucG9zdC5jb20vcm9iZXJ0LW5haW1hbi91cy1pcmFuLXJlbGF0aW9uc19iXzEyODUyNzYuaHRtbCMhIyE ] ,
Robert Naiman, 2/17/12


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The 20 February 2012 issue of the LPDOC newsletter is now online:

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/newsletter20120220.htm

Lauched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

 

Freedom Road: More Miles to Go:
We have reached a critical time in Leonard Peltier's fight for
freedom and yet we have many more miles to go before freedom is won.

You can help us defray the cost of air and ground transportation,
lodgings, meals and other incidental expenses.

 How?  Be a "travel buddy".  Purchase travel miles
 for $1.00 per mile.  It's easy.  Donate online at
 http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/miles.htm .  Click on the
 Buy Now button, enter the quantity of miles you wish to purchase,
 and provide all other requested information.

 For example:

• Purchase 120 travel miles ($120.00).

• Purchase 60 travel miles for $60.00 (equal to $5.00 per month,
or roughly the price of a cup of coffee at Starbucks).

• You can sponsor any number of miles, in fact-30, or even 12
travel miles (equal to one mile or $1.00 per month).

Note: If you have difficulty accessing the PayPal system, you may
use the Donate button at the top of our home page, enter an amount,
and leave a message: "Miles".

Each of us surely can afford to purchase 5 miles.  So, please
sponsor attorneys and other Peltier representatives as they travel
to Washington, DC, to influence a clemency decision.  Sponsor
attorneys for trips to Coleman, Florida, for meetings with Leonard,
too. (In 2010 alone, such attorney-client visits cost the LPDOC
over $8,000. Due to legal strategies in play, we expect attorney
expenses to climb-potentially double-in 2012.) Please also sponsor
Peltier representatives as they travel to important meetings and
events to help gain support for Leonard's freedom.

If you prefer, you may donate by check or money order.  Put "Miles"
on the memo line.  Mail your donation to LPDOC, More Miles to Go,
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106.

Your donation will be earmarked for the purposes stated here.

But don't wait. Be a "travel buddy".  Become a travel sponsor, today!

Thank you.

 

36 Years:
Greetings and blessings to the Peoples of Mother Earth who know
injustice when they see it, stand against oppression where they
find it, and defend the human rights of all Peoples!

Thank you, friends and supporters, for gathering in solidarity with
Leonard Peltier.  As you have done on 04 February, raise your voices
every day.  Do this until freedom is won!

We're not finished.  Today (06 February) and thereafter, there
are solidarity events scheduled in selected areas. For details,
see http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/calendar.htm .

We'll be posting photos, video and other event feedback at
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/04FebSolidarity.htm .

Also read Leonard's February 6th Statement:

http://lpdoc.blogspot.com/2012/02/06-february-anniversary-message-from.html .

We want to acknowledge the work of all our event organizers around
the world who donated so much time and energy to make events happen
in their communities.  Thank you for your dedication.  Thank you
also to all of you who took time out of your busy lives to attend
events on Leonard's behalf.  Thank you all for a job well done.

Onward!

 

Freedom Isn't Free:
Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully convicted in
connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal Bureau of
Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment of FBI and
prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been imprisoned
since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman, Florida.

Help us free an innocent man.  Make your $15, $30, or $50 donation
today.

Legal Strategies-The legal team continues to address issues
surrounding parole; a transfer so that Leonard can be closer to
home and family, as well as have access to quality health care;
Executive Clemency; Leonard's conditions of confinement; etc. We
welcome the support of and active participation by the National
Congress of American Indians and several interested Nations who,
with the attorneys and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians,
are developing strategies and advancing the work towards Leonard's
freedom.  Several high-level meetings (some with Administration
officials) are expected to occur in Washington, DC, in early
2012. Our activities will continue to involve work with the
United Nations, as well.  Frequent meetings between Leonard and
his attorneys at USP-Coleman in Florida also will be necessary.
Travel expenses, in particular, are expected to be a significant
part of our budget for 2012.  Please help.

Lobbying the U.S. Congress-As has been done in the past, we're
busy lobbying senators and other Members of Congress to gain their
support for Leonard's freedom, as well as for hearings on the "Reign
of Terror" and other issues related to the Peltier case.  To date,
this activity has been focused on mail and fax communications. To
enhance our effectiveness, a lobbying trip to Capitol Hill and
face-to-face meetings with congressional leaders is planned. You
can make this happen.

Outreach and Public Education-We continue to reach out to luminaries
and activist organizations to galvanize support for Leonard's
freedom.  We've recently received the support of the largest
labor union in Canada, as well as resolutions passed at various
Occupy Movement sites.  In addition, we're conducting outreach to
U.S. colleges and universities to educate the students about the
Indigenous Rights movement and Leonard Peltier's case. Demonstrations
are planned worldwide on the International Day of Solidarity
with Leonard Peltier on 04 February 2012, too. Participate as
you can.  These and more activities will be the highlights of 2012.
Please support these efforts.

We accept checks and money orders made payable to the LPDOC. Please
send your donation to LPDOC, PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND 58106. If you
prefer, you may make a secure donation via credit card by visiting
our Web site at

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm .

Point to and click on the Donate button at the top of our home
page. You also may pledge to make a monthly, quarterly, or annual
donation in the amount you choose at

http://www.whoisleonardeltier.info/donate.htm .

Thank you.

 

Stand in Solidarity:
International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

The Courts may not be able to act but Barack Obama, as President,
can. Please join with us to free an innocent man. On February 4,
2012, tell Obama to grant clemency to Leonard Peltier.

Solidarity events will be held in various locations around
the world. Please plan to attend a scheduled event near
you. See http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/calendar.htm  or
http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/02FebSolidarity.htm .

Take a few minutes out of your busy day to write to the President,
too:

President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20500
Fax:  202-456-2461
E-Mail:
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments

For guidance in writing to the President in favor of clemency,
see http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/clemency.htm .

Thank you for all you do on behalf of Leonard Peltier.

-------

Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully
convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment
of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been
imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman,
Florida.

The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight
that occurred on June 26, 1975.  From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous
People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were
victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out
by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI.  Peltier and
other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture
to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who
were present-elders, women, and children.  Indeed, Mr. Peltier's
co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of
self-defense.

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government's goal
was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier's conviction by any means-including
falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud
on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier's
innocence during his trial.  By the government's own admission,
the critical part of the prosecution's case against Mr. Peltier
was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,
was discovered to be false.

 

The 17 January 2012 issue of the LPDOC newsletter is now online:
at http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/newsletter20120117.htm .

Content

-- International Day of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier

-- National Congress of American Indians resolution on Leonard's
behalf

-- First International Human Rights Prize by the Mario Benedetti Foundation

-- "Wind Chases the Sun," the documentary

-- Leonard Peltier Walk for Human Rights

Go to http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/newsletter20120117.htm
now.

Lauched into cyberspace by the
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PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

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Working for alternatives to the death penalty
Death Penalty Focus is pleased to announce our 21st Annual Awards Dinner! We hope you will join us on April 26th to celebrate those who have advanced the fight against the death penalty.
 
Honorees include:
 
The West Memphis Three: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley
 and their legal teams: Patrick Benca, Stephen Braga, Blake Hendrix, Donald Horgan, John Philipsborn, Dennis Riordan, Jeff Rosenzweig
 Father Gregory Boyle
 Denise Foderaro Quattrone
 
More information to come, including special celebrity presenters and guests.
 
For more information, please e-mail sara@deathpenalty.org .

Death Penalty Focus:
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Tel. 415.243.0143 - Fax 415.243.0994 - http://www.deathpenalty.org 

 

 

You Did It!
Thank you for Pledging to the Vigil For True Justice
Moratorium on Prison Profiteering
April 1st thru April 31st. 
33-more members joined this week
 
Can you help us out by convincing just one other person to join our movement?  This can be any family or friend that you know is affected by mass incarceration. 
 
The power of ONE is remarkable and with your referrals, we cannot lose.  Please pass along this e-mail, or inform someone to:
 
Visit our Pledge Page:  http://www.change.org/petitions/vigil-for-true-justice-support-legislation-for-more-effective-and-efficient-operations-of-prisons

 Or Visit our Facebook Organization Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vigil-For-True-Justice/353983961281504
 

While most states are currently reducing their prison populations, Illinois has added more than 4,000 inmates to its prisons.  The problem of prison overcrowding is rooted in decades of tough on crime legislation, the war on drugs, and harsh sentencing practices.  These policies have drained Illinois of vital resources, while having only a minimal effect on the crime rate.  Today IDOC is one of the state's largest agencies, with a $1 billion budget.
 
 $362,000,000 on Phone Calls
 An exhaustive analysis of prison phone contracts nationwide has revealed that with only limited exceptions, telephone service providers offer lucrative kickbacks (politely termed “commissions&rdquo to state contracting agencies – amounting on average to 42% of gross revenues from prisoners’ phone calls – in order to obtain exclusive, monopolistic contracts for prison phone services.
 
 These contracts are priced not only to unjustly enrich the telephone companies by charging much higher rates than those paid by the general public, but are further inflated to cover the commission payments, which suck over $152 million per year out of the pockets of prisoners’ families – who are the overwhelming recipients of prison phone calls. Averaging a 42% kickback nationwide, this indicates that the phone market in state prison systems is worth more than an estimated $362 million annually in gross revenue.
 
 60% of Commissary Profits go to the Department of Corrections 523 Salary Reimbursement Fund.  These funds, generated by often over-inflated costs of common good items such as: soap, shoes and winter-wear, do not go to encourage re-entry programs, job-programs, counseling programs, privileges for good behavior, victim relief funds or children of the incarcerated funds.

Offenders are caged, some 23-hours a day, families cannot afford to offer support or aid, many are functionally illiterate, re-entry programs fall flat or short and so many are unleashed into society, unprepared, ill-equipped and more dangerous than when they went in.
 
 The Vigil for True Justice is an initiative formed by several joined community groups and advocacy programs.  It is a 31-day MORATORIUM  (APRIL 1ST THROUGH APRIL 31ST) where inmates, family members, tax payers, citizens, victims’ family members and friends Stand STILL, open their eyes and cease all spending for items that exploit mass incarceration such as Phone Calls by Consolidated, Unnecessary commissary items and Vending Companies such as Ace Vending. 
  
 Administrators of the Vigil will subsequently support legislation for goals such as: 
 
 More reasonable communication pricing
 Better Vending Pricing
 Better Commissary Pricing
 Better allocation of funds for effective family services and Restorative Justice for Victims' Families
 Meritorious Good Time - HB 3899
 Alternative Sentencing
 Electronic Home Monitoring
 Step Down Programs for Re-Entry
 Job Placement Programs for Ex-Offenders
 Travel Relief for Family Members
 
 We will continue to stand each year / twice a year until the corporations that continue to profit from mass incarceration listen and find ways to profit on prosperity rather than poverty. 
 
 Let us all join together and send a message that we will not continue to fund a broken system.  We want incarceration to work as intended by the constitution.  To promote public safety and restore useful citizenship.
  
For text message updates; text “Vigil” to: 312-593-6998

Find “Vigil For True Justice” on:  Facebook, You Tube or Twitter
   
 Vigilfortruejustice@gmail.com
 
 We welcome correspondence.  However, due to limited funding; we cannot reply to postal mail.
 3629 S. Prairie Ave. Chicago, IL 60653

 

 

My related petiotions, on change.org, and actions:

Demand exit strategy for Afghanistan:
http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-exit-strategy-for-afghanistan

http://www.change.org/petitions/demand-exit-strategy-for-afghanistan?share_id=fyNJMHVaUY&pe=pce

 

Don't restrict international broadcasts:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts 

http://www.change.org/petitions/dont-restrict-international-broadcasts?share_id=zyPfnFfCul&pe=pce 

 

Aid International Criminal Court:
http://www.change.org/petitions/aid-international-criminal-court 

http://www.change.org/petitions/aid-international-criminal-court?share_id=PdvxcMmbuU&pe=pce 

 

Stand firm against settlements:

http://www.change.org/petitions/stand-firm-against-settlements

 

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
In Memoriam, good Memorial Day to All, Art/Act:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9079 

This petition on change.org: In Memoriam, Art/Act:
 
http://www.change.org/petitions/in-memoriam-artact?share_id=BDbnCTdACv&pe=pce  

 

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice?share_id=LfSCrdRPhA&

 

These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9073 

P.E.N.: PEN Actions and advocacy:

This petition on change.org: Investigate torture, due process violations:

http://www.change.org/petitions/investigate-torture-due-process-violations?share_id=VpXGEfQSSn&pe=pce

 

Now, stop recruiting our kids:

http://www.change.org/petitions/now-stop-recruiting-our-kids?share_id=ixVmGtYeyO&pe=pce

 

Transparency, at minimum:

http://www.change.org/petitions/transparency-at-minimum?share_id=CHpCfbXMNB&pe=pce

 

Broadening your view, advocate on more issues:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9071

This petition on change.org: Broaden your view, advocate more:

http://www.change.org/petitions/broaden-your-view-advocate-more?share_id=xCsHdLGRQL&pe=pce  

 

Celebrate Black History Month with advocacy for pro-democracy protests in Egypt, etc..
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Black History Month, celebrate with advocacy and activism:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9036

This petition on change.org: Black History Month, celebrate and act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-celebrate-and-act?share_id=rpqKrvTtHg&pe=pce

 

Black History Month:

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/black_history_month

 

Act Black History Month:

http://www.change.org/petitions/act-black-history-month

 

Black History Month, Act:

http://www.change.org/petitions/black-history-month-act

 

Haiti disaster anniversary, please, do what you can:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9033

This petition on change.org: Haiti disaster anniversary:

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary_2?share_id=yIpWHEHxri&pe=pce

http://uspoverty.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary

http://www.change.org/petitions/view/haiti_disaster_anniversary

 

US hold firm against ever increasing Israeli settlements:

http://www.change.org/petitions/us-hold-firm-against-ever-increasing-israeli-settlements 

 

End abuse and torture, asap:

http://www.change.org/petitions/end-abuse-and-torture-asap

 

No more Military Aid to Israel, until…:

http://www.change.org/petitions/no-more-military-aid-to-israel-until

 

Continue to Try terrorists in Federal courts, not Guantanamo:

http://www.change.org/petitions/continue-to-try-terrorists-in-federal-courts-not-guantanamo

 

Certainly, no permanent detention without trial:

http://www.change.org/petitions/certainly-no-permanent-detention-without-trial

 

Let them know Hamas won't disappear because they want it to:

http://www.change.org/petitions/let-them-know-hamas-wont-disappear-because-they-want-it-to

 

 

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.  

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/


Sites to send emails and letters, to your Senators, etc.  

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/home

http://www.congress.org/


Sample letter text:

All supremacists from all conspiracies within all demographics, who all collaborate with the white supremacy, must stop dictating their demographics embrace the devolutionary direction of the corporate structure’s convolution; and support allowing kids to be kids, and young women to become women, at minimum, before they’re introduced to any and all forms of corporate whoring.  As well, female supremacists can’t collaborate with black and white supremacists in gradually taking away women’s reproductive healthcare and rights, as well as choice; the price they’ll pay when they do will be much greater than the crumbs they get off the republicans plate.  Happy Rhodes sings, “words weren’t meant for cowards, be brave…“; write on.  They say, the brave are those who stand when standing is hard; I say it’s when you only stand, "all endowed with inalienable rights..." (regardless of the fact that the dino-in-chief has taken away any and all rights from everyone except himself with the NDAA law, for all intents and purposes), yet, we only have the ones we exercise; remember the constitution republicans- that includes women.  As well, I've said the united suck of assassins is a country of extremists, supremacists of every conspiracy within every demographic, conspiring with the republican conspiracy (which is why the remocrats keep winning even though they're only 20 % of the population, the dempublicans keep building them up), including academic, supposed Christian (the 'good cop', some of the civil wrongs movement, 'bad cop', all republicans, S.S Tea Partiers, our taliban and al-queda), supposed Sikh, LGBTQ, etc.; Machiavellians and uber-ones, at minimum fascists to nazis, one and all- it's not even a possibility that the evolution's direction can stand against the corporate structure's convolution's devolutionary one, at this rate.  The republicans final solution, to steal everything from everyone through the extermination to extinction of humanity and large mammals, technocracies of the world have permanently altered weather cycles causing the increase in the amount and severity of supposedly natural disasters, yet, we know all life are necessary threads in the fabric of life, we can’t allow to be torn asunder. Extermination of humanity, large mammals, determined by the republican conspiracy, globally, millions of birds falling from the sky, fish dead in the water, etc., must be heeded now; before they sukceed in dictating the extinction of humanity and large mammals- as well as the destruction of the earth, and, possibly, all life as you know it. Life is indivisible, struggling with global unnecessary unending war is necessary; although, the intellect can‘t lead, for the life doesn‘t follow. Remember a lesson from WWII, if you’re not taking bullets, you’re making them, and fascism is the last step before the complete backslide to Nazism, possession is only nine-tenths of the law in a poverty stricken mind, centrism among extremists is Nazism, don't be it or allow it; Ghandi said “…be the change you wish to see in the world“, and Castaneda said, “discipline is the art of feeling awe”, etc.. Turn 360 degrees around, back to the evolution, dispelling the convolutions devolutionary direction; and getting back to the real future, we'll only have if you do! By abolishing the over use of fossil fuels (vaporizing the spirit and sucking the very blood of the earth, like the remocrat conspiracy does through their psychic terrorism, the suck, assassinating their only real competition, the real left, the evolution), and the devolutionary direction dictating the permanently altered weather cycles, 100 year storms happening every ten, 10,000 year cataclysmic events happening every thousand, 100,000 year destroying all life events, like alteration of magnetic poles location, their reversal, degradation of our orbit around the sun, happening every ten thousand, etc., and being most alive! Don't be republicated into mirror supremacist images of the white supremacy, being woman, black, supposed christian, Muslim, Hindu, Jewish, Asian, Atheist, male, LGBTQ, age, etc., supremacists isn't equality, there's no equality of nazism; destruction to extinction aren't profit, pleasure, nor power- Audre Lourdes said, "you can't take apart the man's house with the man's tools.”.  The premeditated mass-murder of 8 billion people isn’t allowable, opinion, freedom of religion, choice, civil liberty, a right, equality, American dreaming or way of life, nor cool. The dreamers must awaken, unlike the Dino-In-Chief’s response to the tea partiers, which is tripartisanship, centrism, caving, the real left’s is fku+theshtthatshatu, as it should be; thank goodness! They can’t sociologically program somas of illimitable potential, that are indivisible, as life is, in order to republicate automatons for la machine, if you, don‘t agree, resist, refuse, be more so. Popularityism=vampirism=cannibalism=centrism supremacy=fascism=extermination=nazism=extinction.  Thanx.  Goodbye.

Matutinally Yours,

(include your name, address, and, if you're writing a letter to the editor, your phone # so they can confirm it's your letter)

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Posted: Feb 29, 2012 7:03am
Jan 14, 2012
Focus: Human Rights
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

Honor Dr. M.L.K., Jr. with actions for social justice, et al! 
These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:
Actions for social justice, Indigenous, N.A., et al:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9127   

This petition on change.org: Dr MLK, Jr Act/Justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice


http://www.change.org/petitions/dr-mlk-jr-actjustice?share_id=BQszfPrjVO&

 

 

Honor Dr. King:
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 What would Dr. King say about the Supreme Court decision that gives corporations the same rights as people in election campaigns? He would say that civil rights are for people not corporations. He would say these are not the “voting rights” people gave their lives for.

 Honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by adding your voice to the call to end corporate buying of elections. Sign and share this message today.

http://act.rootsaction.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=5236

 Then on January 20-21, join a local Occupy the Courts event.

Please forward this email widely.


Actions:

http://www.rootsaction.org/index.php

Sincerely,
 Aimee, David
 and the RootsAction team

Resources

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January 2012 Enews: Supreme Court Permits Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste:
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Campaign Update--Russia 

Urge UNESCO to Protect the Sacred Ukok Plateau
 
Send an email

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/russia/2/email/unesco

to UNESCO, expressing your concern that Russia is violating its obligation to protect the "Golden Mountains of Altai" UNESCO World Heritage Site, an area that is sacred to the Indigenous Telengit people. 
 
Read on...

Campaign Update--Cambodia 
Activists Flee from Police Persecution     

Two community activists who have been outspoken against the illegal logging and land concessions within the Prey Lang forest in Cambodia are being targeted by local police.  Roeun Sopheap and Sim Sean have reported patrols of police waiting outside their homes and have been living in hiding throughout the past month. 

Watch "Prey Lang - Fire of Light, Light of Hope" video here.
 
Read on, act...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/cambodia

Campaign Update--Bangladesh

Activists Urge GCM Shareholders to Pull Out of Phulbari Project
 
On December 15th, GCM held its annual shareholders' meeting in London, amidst throngs of protesters demonstrating outside the building.  Protesters waved banners tagging the project as"modern day colonialism," and carried "eviction notices" from the people of Bangladesh telling the company to abandon the Phulbari Coal project and leave the country.
 
Read on, act...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/take-action/bangladesh-ban-coal-mine-save-forests-and-farms

Campaign Update--Kenya
Court Recognizes Land Transfer to Kenya Wildlife Service

On December 14, 2011 a Kenyan court recognized the transfer of title to the property known as Eland Downs, from the African Wildlife Foundation to the Kenya Wildlife Service, the government agency that manages Kenya's national park system. The decision is disputed by Samburu people who were evicted from the property last year when former president Daniel arap Moi sold it to the African Wildlife Foundation.
 
Read on...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/kenya/campaign-update-kenya-court-recognizes-land-transfer-kenya-wildlife-service

Campaign Update--Papua New Guinea

Supreme Court Permits Ocean Dumping of Mine Waste
 
In a vote of 2 to 1, Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruled that the Chinese owners of the Ramu nickel mine may dump toxic waste from their mine and refinery directly into the Bismarck Sea at Basamuk. The plaintiffs in the case were Rai Coast landowners Louis Medaing and 1083 others, representing thousands of Indigenous families whose livelihoods depend on the health of the marine ecosystem.
 
Read on...

http://www.culturalsurvival.org/news/papua-new-guinea/campaign-update-papua-new-guinea-supreme-court-permits-ocean-dumping-mine-waste


Endangered Languages Program Updates:  Revitalizing Native American Languages 

VISIT OUR MOTHER TONGUES
Noted in the top spot of last week's Scout Report--a publication of The Internet Scout Project, based at the University of Wisconsin--Our Mother Tongues was highlighted as a Research and Education site where visitors can learn "the ways in which Native American languages have recovered and thrived in recent times."                                                                                     
Read on...

WE STILL LIVE HERE SCREENINGS
 
We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân, Anne Makepeace's award-winning documentary about the reawakening of the Wampanoag language in southeastern Massachusetts, continues to engage and move diverse audiences, while bringing hope and inspiration to Indigenous communities struggling with language loss and the challenges of revitalization. The film was produced in collaboration with Cultural Survival's Endangered Languages Program as an education tool about Indigenous language reclamation and revitalization, and to benefit the Wôanâak Language Reclamation Project.

Read on...


Community Radio Program Updates 
 
Guatemalan Congress Ends Term with Promises Broken

With the 2011 elections over, Guatemala's new President and Congress will take office this weekend on January 14th. The term in office ends after four years of promises that never amounted to the passage of the community radio bill 4087. A recent editorial highlights Congress' failure to pass the bill, as well as the general disregard for the needs and concerns of Indigenous Peoples, due to what he calls a lack of political will.   
                                                                      Read on...

Radio Volunteer Profile: Noe Navarro

 Noe Navarro is from an Indigenous Maya Mam community in the north-western part of Guatemala, called San Miguel Ixtahuacan, San Marcos. He has been involved in social activism over the past ten years, helping to organize the community's struggle against the infamous Marlin gold mine, which has been operating in San Miguel since 2005, and has been environmentally as well as socially damaging for his community.

Read on...
 
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War on Iran?:
Occupy AIPAC
March 2-6, 2012 | Washington, DC

http://www.occupyaipac.org

Donate to place an ad in The Hill

Get your I Heart the 99 percent shirt hot off the presses

http://codepink.myshopify.com/products/i-heart-99-t-shirts

Or show your support for BDS with an Israeli Occupation Isn't Pretty tee

Tweet this!
Plus follow us @occupyaipac and use #occupyaipac

Join Occupy AIPAC on facebook

“The time has come for the Occupy Movement to Occupy AIPAC.” - Adbusters

The pro-Israeli government lobby AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) is gunning for a war with Iran— just like they pushed us into the catastrophic war in Iraq. And their manipulation of our political process destroys the possibility of a just peace for Palestinians and Israelis.

Join us March 2-6 in Washington, DC as we Occupy AIPAC during their annual policy conference. We’ll have a Summit on Iran, Palestine and the Arab Uprisings, as well as workshops, cultural performances, film showings, protests and creative direct actions. Register now.

And there’s another way you can call for peace with Iran. Help us take out a full-page ad in the influential DC newspaper—The Hill. We’ll send a clear message to Congress that AIPAC does not represent the majority of Americans who won’t want another war in the Middle East. If you can donate $100 or more, we’ll include your name in the ad.

Now is the time to make a large, people-powered push to show our opposition to the stranglehold the Israel lobby continues to hold over our government. In this new year, let's make sure the US doesn't launch into a new war!

Say no to AIPAC. Say no to war with Iran. Say no to Israeli occupation. Speak out for peace and justice.

Actions:

http://www.codepink4peace.org/calendar.php

Onward for justice,
Alli, Farida, Gayle, Janet, Jodie, Kendra, Kristen, Lisa, Melanie, Nancy, Medea, Rae, Sanaa, Sharon, and Tighe

PS: Register today for the Occupy AIPAC summit and be part of history in the making!

 

 

Bernie Buzz: Where Do We Go From Here?:
As a new year dawned, Bernie laid out a bold agenda for the coming year. "The American people want action. They want their government to start representing the 99 percent, not just the top 1 percent," he said. As people struggle through the worst economy since the Great Depression, he added, the top priority must be creating jobs by rebuilding our infrastructure and transforming our energy system.
Read more »

Saving American Democracy
 Corporations should not be allowed to spend unlimited, undisclosed sums of money to influence political campaigns. "If you or someone you love is a corporation, do not sign this

http://www.sanders.senate.gov/savingdemocracy

," Stephen Colbert tweeted after Bernie was a guest on his show. More than 175,000 people have now signed the petition backing Bernie's constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's infamous ruling two years ago this month.
Watch Bernie on The Colbert Report »

Stop Postal Service Cuts
 One of the first items on the Senate agenda in the new year will be Postal Service reform. Prodded by Bernie, the Postal Service agreed to a five-month moratorium on closing post offices and slashing 100,000 jobs. That gives Congress until May 15 to consider Bernie's Postal Service Protection Act and other reforms. "The post office must adapt to the challenges of the digital age, but we must do it in a way that makes it stronger and more responsible to the needs of consumers and not just cut, cut, cut," Bernie told an American Legion hall packed with 500 people.
 Watch a public meeting about the postal service on C-SPAN »
Watch Bernie speak at the White River Junction meeting »

Fighting for Senior Citizens
 Bernie has been a leader in the fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. As chairman of the Senate Subcomittee on Primary Health and Aging, he also is working on reauthorizing the Older Americans Act. This landmark law created Meals on Wheels and other programs for seniors. The investment in nutrition services to keep seniors healthy more than pays for itself in reduced health care costs, Bernie told Vermont Public Radio.
Read the interview »

http://www.vpr.net/news_detail/92992/sanders-to-sponsor-older-americans-act/

What do you think about the economy?

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In Other News

 SAVING SOCIAL SECURITY
Congress made a critical change in how Social Security is funded by extending a payroll tax cut, according to The Washington Post »

STOP PAUPERIZING WORKERS
Manufacturers are paying a new generation of blue-collar workers up to $15 an hour less than older employees. "The time is now to prevent the pauperization of America's working class," Bernie wrote to The New York Times »

TAX JUSTICE
Increasing income inequality both before and after taxes, the top 0.1 percent of income tax filers experienced an almost two-fold increase in income from 1996 to 2006 while the poorest 20 percent saw their incomes fall by 6 percent, a congressional study found »

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Action Page: Junk SOPA, plus bulk Occupy America bumper stickers:
Though not as heinous on its face as some other legislation we have
seen pushed in Congress lately, the so-called Stop Online Piracy Act
(SOPA) would take a giant ax to the roots of the internet in an
attempt to a deal with a problem up the branches somewhere.

Junk SOPA Action Page: http://www.peaceteam.net/action/pnum1091.php

The bill is so poorly written and vague in its definitions that it
would potentially criminalize innocent behavior, an open door to
selective prosecutions. Worse yet, it would give single troll
complainers the power to completely and unilaterally shut down
websites on false accusations, and force those sites to engage in
lengthy legal battles to restore themselves.

Even those who originally supported the concept of SOPA are appalled
at the blunderbuss tactics of the bill as presented, and Congress
must go back to the drawing board, with the input of those who really
know how the internet works, to come up with a bill that will not do
more harm than good.

Though advertised as a bipartisan bill, on closer inspection only two
Democratic sponsors were initial sponsors, Schiff and Berman, whose
districts include all the big Hollywood movie studios. What a
coincidence! And we should add, having just finished producing a
movie ourselves we have great sympathy for those who deserve to be
paid for their creative work, for how else can we righteously
compensate our valiant cast, crew and support people? But this SOPA
bill is absolutely the wrong way to do it.

And after you submit the action page you can now request a bulk order
of the new "Occupy America" bumper stickers that have been so very
popular. Demonstrate your support for the spreading occupy movements.
We are just asking about a dollar each in bulk to help cover our
costs, which include sending free single stickers to anyone who wants
one. We just got in the latest shipment and all remaining single
sticker requests are going out now. Here is a direct link to the bulk
order page.

Bulk Occupy America bumper stickers:
http://www.peaceteam.net/bulk_occupy_stickers.php

And you can still make all the single sticker requests you like at

Single Occupy American bumper stickers:
http://www.peaceteam.net/all_bumper_stickers.php

Mark Your Calendars For A Radio Appearance By The Pen

In the meantime we are getting attention in the progressive media. On
Jan. 16 at 2PM PST, yours truly, The Pen, will appear live on the
Harrison radio show in Los Angeles on KPFK to discuss these latest
developments. You can tune in from anywhere over the internet at
either http://www.smartshow.org or http://www.goharrison.com.

We'd also like you to know we are doing the final tweaks now on the
mix for the theme song for "The Last War Crime" movie and anticipate
getting it posted on iTunes in about a week. It would be wonderful if
we could make a splash on iTunes about the song, as a way of
introducing people to the movie itself. We pulled in the top rock and
roll and jazz studio musicians in Los Angeles for this, and the best
background singers on the planet, who have worked with everyone from
Natalie Cole to Phil Collins. It's one hopping rock and roll track
entitled, "It's A Crime", so please stay tuned for that.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.
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Ask Mitt Romney: Will you ban birth control?:
Add your name to this petition to Mitt Romney.

http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bc_romney/?r=366362&id=33156-585348-EYbAAPx

"Do you support the right to contraception provided for by the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut, which protected the right to privacy and ended the ability of states to prohibit the use of contraceptives?"

Learn more about this campaign

 The latest battle in the War on Women is over birth control. That's right: the extreme anti-woman Religious Right want to make it legal to ban birth control.

 And recently, Rick Santorum unequivocally stated that he opposes contraception and thinks states should be able to ban the use of contraceptives.1 But Mitt Romney, the other Republican frontrunner, has yet to explain his position on birth control.

 More than 99% of women in America who are sexually active have used contraceptives.2 That is an astounding proportion of the electorate who would be directly affected by the legislative agenda of an anti-contraception president. We deserve to know whether Mitt Romney would work to deny those women the right to access birth control.

 Does Mitt Romney want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer. Click here to automatically sign the petition.

 The right to use contraceptives was guaranteed in the Supreme Court ruling in Griswold v. Connecticut. This ruling guaranteed a right to privacy and deemed it unconstitutional to outlaw birth control.

 The public has a right to know explicitly if Romney agrees with Santorum that Griswold should be overturned — and whether he would seek to overturn it through judicial appointments, legislation or constitutional amendments that would make it possible for states to ban birth control.

 As a frontrunner for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney very well could be the next President of the United States, and we know that anti-choice members of Congress will continue to push anti-contraceptive legislation. If a bill limiting access to contraception crosses his desk, Romney will have to choose whether to stop the attacks on the millions of women who use contraceptives.

 The American people deserve a clear, unambiguous public statement regarding Romney's position on women's access to birth control.

 Does Mitt Romney want to make it constitutional to ban birth control in America? Demand a yes or no answer.

 Click below to sign the petition:
http://act.credoaction.com/r/?r=366363&id=33156-585348-EYbAAPx&t=9

Thank you for speaking out to protect women's rights.

 Ali Rozell, Campaign Manager
CREDO Action from Working Assets

1."Rick Santorum is coming for your birth control," Salon, 1-4-2012.
 2."Facts on Contraceptive Use in the United States," Guttmacher Institute, June 2010.

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A Busy Year Ahead:
Solidarity with Leonard Peltier--04 February is International Day
of Solidarity with Leonard Peltier.  Visit our Schedule of Events at
<http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/04FebSolidarity.htm> to locate
an event near you.  Will you be hosting an event?  Send details to
contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info.

Gear Up for the Struggle--T-shirt Special!  Get a 20 percent discount
(and a free "Free Peltier" button) when you order ONLINE.  Gear up
for the struggle with your choice of "Broken Treaty" or "Visions
of Freedom".  Promotion ends on 04 February 2012.  Shipping is free
for domestic orders.

<http://lpdoc.blogspot.com/2011/11/freedom-for-leonard-peltier-online.html>

An Historic Moment, an Historic Year--During its annual conference
late in 2011, the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI)
unanimously passed a resolution on behalf of Leonard Peltier and
pledged to actively initiate and support efforts to bring Leonard
home.  We urge all supporters to print the resolution and send a
copy to your Members of Congress.

<http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/download/PDX-11-082_final.pdf>

Urge your representative and Senators to support the NCAI's efforts
and also express their support to President Obama for a grant of
Executive Clemency to Leonard Peltier.  Use the tool on the left
sidebar of our home page to locate your Members of Congress.

<http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info/index1.htm>

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Background: Native American activist Leonard Peltier was wrongfully
convicted in connection with the deaths of two agents of the Federal
Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Despite the courts' acknowledgment
of FBI and prosecutorial misconduct in the case, Peltier has been
imprisoned since 1976, currently at the U.S. Penitentiary at Coleman,
Florida.

The evidence shows that the FBI was the aggressor in the firefight
that occurred on June 26, 1975.  From 1973 to 1976, Indigenous
People on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota were
victims of beatings, drive-by shootings, and stabbings carried out
by local vigilantes who collaborated with the FBI.  Peltier and
other Indigenous activists were forced into a defensive posture
to protect not only their lives, but the lives of others who
were present-elders, women, and children.  Indeed, Mr. Peltier's
co-defendants, tried separately, were acquitted on grounds of
self-defense.

The evidence also clearly shows that the U.S. government's goal
was to orchestrate Mr. Peltier's conviction by any means-including
falsifying extradition documents and intentionally committing fraud
on a Canadian court, as well as suppressing evidence of Mr. Peltier's
innocence during his trial.  By the government's own admission,
the critical part of the prosecution's case against Mr. Peltier
was the ballistics testimony which, years after his conviction,
was discovered to be false.

You can help to free an innocent man.  Learn more about the Peltier
case at http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info.

Lauched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

http://www.whoisleonardpeltier.info

 

Special Announcement:
Joint Message from Friends of Peltier and the Leonard Peltier
Defense Offense Committee
22 December 2011

Friends and Supporters,

We wish you a happy holiday season. Enjoy your friends and family
and good times. May you and your loved ones be doubly blessed in
the coming year. We know you join us in wishing no less for Leonard
Peltier and his family.

The coming year will be an important one for Mr. Peltier. Now,
more than ever, unity will play a key role in winning Leonard's
freedom. Therefore, we're pleased to announce the merger of Friends
of Peltier with the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee.

Soon, our mutual Web sites and mailing lists will be merged. Some
of the assets of Friends of Peltier will be discontinued (those
being primarily blogs and pages on social networks, so you may wish
to follow instead the LPDOC blog and pages on Facebook, MySpace,
Twitter and Google+). This merger should be somewhat seamless and
occur with a minimum of disruption.

Via the Free Peltier Now Coalition mailing list, be assured that
each of you will continue to receive announcements, information
about Leonard Peltier's case and his statements from prison, as
well as other pertinent information. Your mailing list subscription
will remain active unless you choose to unsubscribe. If you are
registered on both lists, we'll see to it that you don't receive
duplicate transmissions.

Current LPDOC subscribers will be added to the service used by
Friends of Peltier (due to ease of use and exemplary support
services, and all at a lower cost). Consequently, some of you may
receive a message asking you to verify your subscription. Simply
follow the directions in the verification message.

If you are currently on the Friends list, you should add
contact@whoisleonardpeltier.info to your address book to be certain
our messages are delivered to your e-mail inbox.

The Peltier support network will be bigger and better for this
action and we know you will bring the same level of commitment and
hard work to 2012 as you have to all you do and have always done on
Leonard's behalf. Remember, we are "Leonard's Legions," hundreds
of thousands of supporters in solidarity worldwide. We are united
in one purpose, speak with one voice: Free Leonard Peltier NOW!


Friends of Peltier and The Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee

Lauched into cyberspace by the
Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee
PO Box 7488, Fargo, ND  58106

 

 

Happy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday to you, here's a Sample letter:

Hi.  Yeah, according to the remocrats, not to be mistaken for the dempublicans, supposedly, when a man pulls out a person is born, and every company and corporation is also a person, with enumerable inalienable rights, yet, Newt bling Gingrich says kids have no right to education unfettered by required professional work, no right to a childhood unfettered by working a job; all remocrats say, middle-class to poor people have no rights to universal, quality, healthcare, jobs, clean air, water, soil that can grow food, etc..  They say the elderly have no right to the Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, they paid into, and for, their whole lives by being the fine Americans they were their  whole lives, they want to privatize, personalize, or just do away with all our societies protections and services for the elderly.  They say women have no rights to affordable healthcare, women’s healthcare, reproductive care, equal wages for equal work, etc..  They say, and are now trying to insist through legislation, that we don’t have the right to vote, unfettered by repressive exaggerated identification demands, by unnecessary and unaffordable fees that are tantamount to poll taxes; all attempts to reinstitute Jim Crowism- except universally now.  Well, “we, the people…”, have news for the republicans, a twinkle in a man’s eye, and corporations, aren’t people and they don’t have inalienable rights, we do, and we’ll be voting to get that message across to them in November, 2012!  Thanx.  Goodbye.


Matutinally Yours,


(include your name, address, and in the case of a letter to the editor, your phone #)

 

Tell President Obama what you think, etc.  

E-Mail: You can use BOTH of the following:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Office of Public Liaison:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/


Sites to send emails and letters, to your Senators, etc.  

http://www.capwiz.com/fconl/home

http://www.congress.org/


Copy, share, as you will!  Thanx for all you do.

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Dec 31, 2011
Focus: Freedom of Expression
Action Request: Various
Location: United States

Happy New Year! Art/Act, soul/social justice: Create art that is action, resolve this New Year to create too; write on!  These actions on Disabled Greens News and discussion:

Art/Act, soul/social justice, and Happy Holidays!:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DisabledGreensNews/message/9113

This petition on change.org: Art/Act: soul/justice:

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice

http://www.change.org/petitions/artact-souljustice?share_id=LfSCrdRPhA&

YOU CAN


Talk the talk, walk the walk, and even
Be the be, but, if you don't vote the vote,
You won't ever be livin' in a democracy!

"What's Love Got To Do With It..."


They say, a rose by any other...,
Would still smell as sweet.
Every 9 seconds a woman is raped
By someone who says he loves her.
Give a real gift to sisters,
And brothers, all, reach one,
And teach one, to not be a
Link in that patriarchal chain,
Not adding to that number of
Humanities bane, not a statistic
in la machine's game, ever;
From this Valentine’s Day on.


(For 100th anniversary of Int’l
Women’s Day, and celebrating
Women’s History Month; reality)

Copy, share, as you will! Thanx for all you do.


reality



Ciao, for now!   

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