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Sep 16, 2009

Some thots to revive and clarify the LEFT: Re-defining terms.

"PEACE" is such an amorphous term, used so loosely now, that it could mean almost anything. The Inquisition burned heretics in the name of "The Prince of PEACE". Every Xmas we get all these Peace, Peace, Peace cards. Every Xmas there's another WAR going on!

So I have decided instead to use the term, NO IMPERIALIST WAR! that makes it specific. Besides, while I do admire Pacifists and Quakers immensely, I am not all that non-violent in my views, as they are. I believe that indigenous peoples, for example, have a right to defend their lands, lives and communities either by non-violent means, or by arms. It is not for me to choose for them. I believe in the right of self-defense. I would not take away the right to defend themselves during invasion or occupation, for example, from Afghans or Iraqis. I would not take away the right of people to defend themselves any way they chose, from Hitler's Nazi stormtroopers, from Soviet Communist invaders, from British, French, Japanese, or any other Imperialists, including the United States. {My Dad, a civilian schoolteacher, was once caught in the crossfire of a 'Moro' uprising in the Phillipines, in the 1920's!}

People have the right to defend themselves; but NO-ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO INVADE ANOTHER COUNTRY FOR ANY REASON WHATSOEVER. That is why I will from now on, whenever possible, use the phrase "NO IMPERIALIST WAR" when others would use the wishy-washy, blah-nothing merely "feel-good" term covering anything and everything including masked aggression, "Peace".

The other loose term, "Social Justice", while fine in intent, actually MEANS, when you come RIGHT DOWN TO IT, it means SOCIALISM. Gasp! Because of propaganda, Americans have gotten all sorts of weird ideas about SOCIALISM. It is NOT A BAD THING! SOCIALISM and Social Justice, are terms that can be used for GOOD things interchangeably; but "SOCIALISM" expresses the REAL meaning, without euphemisms. {Besides, "Justice" is a term that here on Care2 has taken on some ambiguous meanings. Is it "Justice", or "revenge", to seek to punish someone in the same way that they hurt someone else? Some people here act like this is a proper thing; which is quite disturbing.}

SOCIALISM is not Communism; it is not Authoritarian or Totalitarian in its nature.

SOCIALISM is not Marxism; Socialism and Socialists existed before Marx wrote; and have continued to exist, after Marx wrote. {Marxists may be Socialists; but not all Socialists are Marxists.}

SOCIALISM merely means, that ALL HAVE A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT TO THE NECESSITIES OF SURVIVAL AS HUMAN BEINGS: TO FOOD, CLOTHING, SHELTER, MEDICINE AND MEDICAL CARE, and in today's society, TO AN EDUCATION.

ALL: all children, babies, the sick, the elderly, the handicapped, and the presently poor, homeless and unemployed. ALL. ALL have a RIGHT to the same basic necessities of life. Not ONLY the rich. ALL.

This has nothing to do with weird and obsolete 19th-century theories about "workers owning the means of production", etc. Nothing to do with theories of economics, arguments, ideologies, "predictions", theories of "history", etc. etc. etc. FORGET all that.

"Social Justice" implies that ALL have the ground floor of the BASIC NECESSITIES. Not that all have the "same things". People all have different perceived needs, wants and fancies! But you should NOT have a situation where John McCain can't even count the number of houses he owns; while millions sleep HOMELESS on the mean streets, in dangerous shelters, in Tent Cities -- including entire FAMILIES living this way. THAT is NOT "Social Justice". And REMEDYING that situation by building housing units for the poor, yes, that WOULD be SOCIALISM. Using Society's, and Nature's, resources for the benefit of ALL; NOT just for the few wealthy at the top.

I trust that Human Ingenuity COULD, if given half-a-chance, figure out how to bring this about. They already HAVE SOCIALIST measures, to one degree or another, in several countries of the world. You DON'T need a friggin' theory; that just stands in the way of practicality! Yes, Universal Health Care for All, in America, such as they have had for decades in ALL OTHER INDUSTRIALIZED COUNTRIES OF THE WORLD; Yes, that would be SOCIALIZED MEDICINE. {You'd have to get rid of the Corporations to get there, the HMOs, etc.}

The CHIEF ENEMY of both SOCIALISM, and of the American People, {and of the entire PLANET}, is the huge and totally VILE and EVIL, Military-Industrial-Prison-Advertising Complex.

Jesus if he were living today, would be a SOCIALIST.

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Posted: Sep 16, 2009 2:22am
Jul 3, 2009
Focus: Government
Action Request: Various
Location: United States
On-going Demo and Petition

**Beginning JULY 4 - 7, in Lafayette Park outside the White House in Washington D.C.; The Change We Knead Now - BAKE BREAD FOR WORLD PEACE call for nonviolent civil action. Sit with us outside the White House and bake bread for World Peace. PETITION SIGNING. All Welcome. Everyone is invited to join us outside the White House in support of the changes Americans voted for in the historic election of Obama. We spent trillions to bail out America's corporations now it's time to bail out the American people. On July 4, 2009 we will start baking bread with the sun outside the White House and ask people to sign this petition: 1. Implement universal government-paid (Single- Payer) healthcare for all; 2. Free federal prisoner Leonard Peltier by executive order today; 3. Solar energy collectors available for every house; 4. Passenger trains connecting every city; 5. Organic gardening classes in every school; 6. Call for a global ceasefire. Sit with us outside the White House to inspire Obama to implement the proposals of this petition within a year. America voted for change, but so far corporate America has high-jacked our dreams. This is the moment when Obama's supporters can push his administration to fulfill the mandate of his victory. Obama has the power to begin implementing these six priorities by July 4, 2010, so consider joining us outside the White House. (You don't need to bake bread to participate) info http://www.thechangewekneadnow.net or 575-770-3377

SOUNDS REAL GOOD TO ME! I like that green program!  BMutiny T

Ongoing until July 2010! Actions you can take now or later. 

[I had trouble trying to sign their Petition On-line, and couldn't do it; there is some technical glitch, apparently. They have only 42 signatures; that's probably why, some technicality in signing! They rejected my e-mail address. I hope they get it all straightened out!]

Apparently, the demo is ONGOING, and not just until July 7th, as inferred above! They ask if you will use some of your vacation time to join in front of the White House..... [Warning: Washington D.C. is known to get fearsomely hot in the summer.... I have heard that staff from foreign countries got or used to get, "tropical pay"!]

We certainly can ALL of us, write to our Congresscritters about this campaign.......

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PLEDGE: THE CHANGE WE KNEAD NOW - BAKE BREAD FOR WORLD PEACE call for nonviolent civil action.

Sit with us outside the White House and bake bread for WORLD PEACE starting July 4, 2009 in Lafayette Park in Washington D.C.

Consider taking your vacation and join us outside the White House. One or two weeks of participation would be a rewarding way to spend your summer break. If you can participate all July or all August that is really helpful. If you have the freedom to stay until every point on the petition is achieved, fantastic! What ever time you can dedicate is so important to changing the direction of the country and the world. Each participant is invited to sit in blocks of a few hours at a time throughout the day. We will try to provide free food to help keep the vigil going. This is our time to to inspire Obama to advance the positive changes we need now!

I agree to sit outside the White House from ______ To_____.
I will bring _______pounds of flour.
I will bring a solar oven. Yes/No
I will bring a water bottle. Yes/No
I will bring a comfortable blanket or pad to sit on and a rain coat or umbrella. Yes/No
I will help collect food and cook meals for the action. Yes/No
I will bring _______friends to join the action.
I will ask my group ________to endorse The Change We Knead Now campaign. I will post ______ flyers announcing campaign.
I will get as many people as I can to sign the petition. Yes/No

I will send a letter to my congress person and the local media about why I am participating in The Change We Knead Now campaign. Yes/No

I agree to be nonviolent during this legal civil action.
Signature________

[This is just an example of what you would sign if agreeing to participate.]

DOWNLOAD THE PLEDGE (legal size paper)
http://thechangewekneadnow.net/pledge.html

Endorsed by: Bill McKibben - author and cofounder of 350.org, Healthcare NOW! - Organizing for a National Single-Payer Healthcare System, Cindy Sheehan, Country Joe McDonald - Singer/Songwriter, Starhawk - author/activist, Thomas Mapfumo - Zimbabwe Afropop Musician, Jamaat al-Muslimeen - An Independent Forum for the Oppressed, John Nichols - Author of The Milagro Beanfield War,  Kiilu Nyasha - Black Panther Breakfast Program, David Barsamian - Director Alternative Radio, Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee, Pat LaMarche - Green Party vice-presidential candidate in the 2004 U.S. presidential election, Justin Bailey - Taos County Field Coordinator for Elect Obama Campaign 2008, Nikki Craft - radical political activist, Ellen Thomas - Proposition ONE in 2010! Campaign, Franco Mares - Singer/Songwriter, The Clearlight Quaker Worship Group - Taos NM, The Taos Peace House and Infoshop, Keith McHenry - cofounder of Food Not Bombs.

THE CHANGE WE KNEAD NOW - BAKE BREAD FOR WORLD PEACE P.O. Box 424 - Arroyo Seco, NM 87514 USA
thechangewekneadnow.net   
575-770-3377

Aug 25, 2007
PLEASE NOTE BOTH ARTICLES; THEN START SOMETHING IN YOUR OWN COMMUNITY IF YOU CAN. BMT

Please, someone come up with a way to get it into the mainstream media and not just in cyberspace

Here's something we ALL can do - really! TELL THE  -Cate












AND THIS:
Rev. Rich Lang's 9/11: Call to Action Freedom From Fear in Seattle   video visit site
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: 9/11, impeach, iraq, lies, politics, war, healthcare, elections )

Patti 
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Rich Lang is a Methodist minister from Seattle. He is a passionate and powerful speaker (please watch the enclosed link). He is right in saying that passive protest is not going to change anything. A YouTube video in 3 parts.

 
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  • A positive, progressive Christian alternative
  • Reflecting the joy and justice message of Jesus
  • Aimed toward spiritual seekers and strugglers
  • For the purpose of amplifying the voice of Progressive Christianity.

Living Faith is a positive, progressive, Christian alternative that lifts up themes of nonviolence, compassion, co-operation, and community. Living Faith will educate the public in the liberal family values of Jesus, his commitment of economic justice for the poor, care of creation, compassion for the excluded, and resistance to empire. Living Faith will articulate a positive expression of a Wisdom Culture that promotes lifestyles of balance and reconciliation. Living Faith will invite others into a conversation about the values and vision of Jesus.

CALL TO ACTION ON 9/11; Please go to the above URL for the entire speech; or watch the video. BMT
"First they came for the terrorists but I wasn't a terrorist so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then they came for those suspected of terrorism, but I certainly wasn't a suspect so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then they came for those who defended those who were suspected of terrorism, but I wasn't defending such people so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then, one day, they came and began to "suspect" me, so I stayed very, very silent and went about my business.
And that is how I lost my soul."

You can feel it in the air: many of us are living in the fear that we are one "bad event" away from this administration seizing power over the people in such a way that we will find ourselves swept up in a nightmare of tyranny such as we've never seen before.

Others before us have also lived in such times. Others before us have also witnessed the tyranny of empire, the fear it unleashes, and the trance it imposes on its population. There is a story in the Gospel of Mark (this Sunday I'll be preaching about it) that has Jesus encountering a man in a graveyard, chained to the tombs and possessed by a powerful demon that has caused the man to become violent, insane, and out of control. The name of the demon is Legion, a military term that symbolizes the occupying army of Rome. In the story Jesus breaks through the silence, the denial, the trance and compels the demon to acknowledge its name. Once named, Jesus "exorcizes the demon", that is, he performs a direct public action that breaks through the denial and the trance while restoring the man to sanity and community.

We are gathered tonight because our nation has fallen into a trance: we've become possessed by a spirit that is causing us great harm. It is a spirit that causes great violence. It is a spirit that destroys community. It turns us against each other. It causes us to distrust each other. And it certainly causes us to question our sanity, our understanding of events and of basic human qualities like honesty, forthrightness, integrity, co-operation. This trance has caused us to lose our voice, we have become silent in the face of great evils. We have learned how to live in denial of the obvious. Indeed, we now know the answer to that old question, "how could good German citizens allow the Nazi Party to rise to power?" We need somehow to awaken from this trance, and find our voice. We need to break through the denial and compel the demon that possesses us to state forth its name, and having done that, then through direct public actions we can restore our citizenry to sanity and community. We need to awaken and reclaim our roots as a democracy.

That's the assumption of this call to meeting. We face a multitude, a whole legion of evils that are silencing us, chaining us to fears and denial, possessing us with a spirit contrary to our nature. You have probably come here because you have seen this possession and have become restless and frustrated in "casting it out" of the body politic. Some of you are here because you think electing Democrats in 2008 will bring a new birth of hope. Some of you are here because you think our governing system has fallen into disrepair and needs a few tweaks and adjustments. Some of you want to fix our broken elections, or stop the impending war in Iran, Syria and Lebanon. Some of you want to get to the bottom of the 9/11 contradictions, and some of you are worried sick about the house of cards that is our economy. Many of you are greatly concerned about the growing power of the executive and the military. Many of you worry about the corruption of our political process through Corporate money. The urgency of multiple crisis (legion) is certainly before our nation this evening. But tonight the focus is really on one part of the crisis: breaking the trance, breaking through the denial and finding our voice.

CONTINUED............

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Posted: Aug 25, 2007 7:43pm
Aug 3, 2007

 
Bush Executive Order: Criminalizing the Antiwar Movement visit site
US Politics & Gov't (tags: bushadministration, bush, constitution, americans, freedoms, government, iraq )

Pamela Ly 
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"Blocking Property of Certain Persons Who Threaten Stabilization Efforts in Iraq" provides the President with the authority to confiscate the assets of whoever opposes the US led war. Under this executive order, opposing the war becomes an illegal act.
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The ONLY answer to this situation, is to MUTINY FOR PEACE.
MUTINY FOR PEACE.
You may be noticing, that CONGRESS IS TAKING NO ACTION;
AND WILL TAKE NO ACTION.
So DON'T BE SURPRISED if NOTHING happens there.
You are DELUDING yourselves if you think the answer lies with Congress.
NOBLE EFFORT, guys, thank you, and I am doing it too.
Knowing that IT HAS NO CHANCE OF WORKING.

The ANSWER LIES WITH THE ARMY.
Bush/Cheney are COUNTING on the Army, to carry out
and ENFORCE their Dictatorial Decrees. With GUNS.
But, the Army are OUR SONS AND DAUGHTERS.
The Army is NOT ROBOTS, NOT ALIENS FROM OUTER SPACE.
 
The Army must BREAK THE HABIT OF BLIND OBEDIENCE,
subservience to a Commander-in-Chief who is
NOT WORTHY OF ANYONE'S OBEDIENCE OR RESPECT.
Bush is COUNTING ON the Army. If the Army will shoot, on Bush's orders,
an Iraqi, the same Army will shoot, on Bush's orders, YOU.
MUTINY FOR PEACE is the ONLY solution.

I probably will be one of those who
"has my property confiscated" for saying this.
But, WE MUST LET THE ARMY KNOW, THAT WE SUPPORT THEM 
WHEN THEY MUTINY FOR PEACE.

We have ALREADY lost our Democratic Rights. Congress is AFRAID.
The next {s}elections WON'T BE HELD; unless the Repug thugs can STEAL THEM.

MUTINY FOR PEACE. MUTINY FOR PEACE.
MUTINY FOR PEACE. MUTINY FOR PEACE.
Tell the Troops the Truth of what is happening here.
Then the Troops will know what to do.
If the Troops lose the Will to fight, THERE IS NO POWER ON EARTH
THAT CAN MAKE THEM FIGHT
. No threat, and no punishment can make
Troops fight, if they lose the Will to fight.

MUTINY FOR PEACE. Believe me, it's our ONLY HOPE.
BMutiny ThemIDefy

 Friday August 3, 2007, 9:35 am
"In substance, under this executive order, opposing the war becomes an illegal act.

The Executive Order criminalizes the antiwar movement. It is intended to "blocking property" of US citizens and organizations actively involved in the peace movement. It allows the Department of Defense to interfere in financial affairs and instruct the Treasury to "block the property" and/or confiscate/ freeze the assets of "Certain Persons" involved in antiwar activities. It targets those "Certain Persons" in America, including civil society organizations, who oppose the Bush Administration's "peace and stability" program in Iraq, characterized, in plain English, by an illegal occupation and the continued killing of innocent civilians.

The Executive Order also targets those "Certain Persons" who are "undermining efforts to promote economic reconstruction", or who, again in plain English, are opposed to the confiscation and privatization of Iraq's oil resources, on behalf of the Anglo-American oil giants.

The order is also intended for anybody who opposes Bush's program of "political reform in Iraq", in other words, who questions the legitimacy of an Iraqi "government" installed by the occupation forces.

Moreover, those persons or nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), who provide bona fide humanitarian aid to Iraqi civilians, and who are not approved by the US Military or its lackeys in the US sponsored Iraqi puppet government are also liable to have their financial assets confiscated.

The executive order violates the First, Fourth and Fifth Amendments of the US Constitution. It repeals one of the fundamental tenets of US democracy, which is the right to free expression and dissent. The order has not been the object of discussion in the US Congress. So far, it has not been addressed by the US antiwar movement, in terms of a formal statement.

Apart from a bland Associated Press wire report, which presents the executive order as "an authority to use financial sanctions", there has been no media coverage or commentary of a presidential decision which strikes at the heart of the US Constitution.. "
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THIS ORDER, AS YOU MAY NOTICE, DOES MORE THAN MERELY
CRIMINALIZE THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT.
IT SEEKS TO LEGITIMATIZE THE SEIZURE OF IRAQ'S
OIL RESOURCES BY BUSH/CHENEY/HALLIBURTON;
AN OUTRIGHT THEFT NO BETTER THAN A BURGLARY.

The U.S. Troops who are assisting their Commander-in-THIEF
with this BURGLARY and OUTRIGHT THEFT
, are actually, if
they ONLY KNEW IT
, NO BETTER THAN HIT MEN AND HIT
WOMEN FOR THE MAFIA, FOR A KLEPTOCRACY OUT-OF-CONTROL.

THE TROOPS ABSOLUTELY MUST BE TOLD THE TRUTH OF
WHAT THEY ARE PARTICIPATING IN. THEY MUST. THEY MUST
BE TOLD THE TRUTH, AND ALL THE TRUTH.
Then the Troops themselves will know what to do with this information.

MUTINY FOR PEACE.
That is the ONLY way to END THIS LONG NIGHTMARE,
which is getting WORSE.
Aside from the deaths and their OWN injuries and
psychological disabilities, WHAT SORT OF WORLD
WILL THE TROOPS BE COMING HOME TO???

Unless THEY THEMSELVES STOP FIGHTING in Iraq
and MUTINY FOR PEACE????????????? 
        

"Silence, they say, is the voice of complicity.
But silence is impossible.
Silence screams.
Silence is a message,
just as doing nothing is an act.
Let who you are ring out & resonate
in every word & every deed.
Yes, become who you are.
There's no sidestepping your own being
or your own responsibility.
What you do is who you are.
You are your own comeuppance.
You become your own message.
You are the message."

In the Spirit of Crazy Horse
---Leonard Peltier
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The troops must actually be very near to Mutiny now, for this Executive Order, which reflects Bush's FEAR, to come at this time.
If your country has any Troops in Iraq or Afghanistan, this applies equally to YOUR country's troops.
If you are near any American bases in any country, in Europe, Asia, or wherever, YOU CAN TALK TO THE TROOPS THERE.
If you have family or friends in the Military, YOU ARE IN AN ESPECIALLY GOOD POSITION TO TALK TO THE TROOPS; TO TELL THE TROOPS THE TRUTH.
BMT
[The TRUTH is, that they are being HIT MEN AND HIT WOMEN FOR BUSH/CHENEY.
That is the ONLY TRUTH. Many Troops more-than-suspect-it ALREADY. It should NOT BE THAT DIFFICULT, in many cases, to TALK TO THE TROOPS. There are also means like Posters where the troops can see them, Leaflets and Flyers, Signs in demos, and GRAFFITI!]
[A really good opportunity for Americans, is when TROOPS COME HOME ON LEAVE BEFORE RE-DEPLOYMENT. TELL THE TROOPS WHY IT IS IN THE INTERESTS OF THEIR COUNTRY, THEIR COMMUNITIES, THEIR FAMILIES, AND EVEN OF THEIR ARMY BUDDIES, TO
NOT RE-DEPLOY!!! It is the Troops' PATRIOTIC DUTY TO NOT RE-DEPLOY.]




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Posted: Aug 3, 2007 1:01pm
Jun 26, 2007
 
Oh, gather 'round, people //  A Story I'll tell

About David Honish //  A Man you should know well.


'Twas on June twenty-first, a late Thursday night

Officer Chris Carroll spotted a gleaming headlight.


A white pickup Ford, was parked on the roadside

And a silent dead body was slumped on the inside.


The engine was running // as if he was waiting

On that dark lonesome highway // his waiting was over.


It was one single gunshot //  Had ended his life

By his side was a letter //  Full of anger and strife.

This letter, an e-mail //  So strange and so dark

Seemed to point to the guilt //  Of his younger brother Mark.


Now some people say one thing //   And some say another

And some say that a Frame //   Was put 'round his brother.


Who was it who wanted //  To see David dead?

Who was it who held //  That black gun to his head?


There were plenty of people //  David's Peace work offended

There were powerful people //   Who wanted his life ended.


Now, David was a Veteran, a Man who knew War

And, knowing, he wanted to see no fighting any more.


Quite frequently seen // at a demonstration

David wanted to cleanse // the soul of this nation.

In streets and shopping malls //  He was brash and outspoken

He felt called on to explain //  How the system was broken.

He'd unfurl his banners //  From a highway overpass

And shout his defiance //  Of the military brass.


But the Rich and the Pow'rful //  They're after Mid-East Oil

They don't care who gets hurt //  That made David's blood boil.

And the list of their War Crimes //  Makes all our  blood boil.


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Let's not speak of his death now //  Let's speak of his Living

His Love and his Kindness //  His generous Giving.

His strong Courage in face of //  An imminent threat

And his salty Humor //  Sure sign of a Vet.

His Friends he made on-line

His Friends in the town;

His Name lives on after him

In annals of renown.

The Example he showed us 

Will live on forever:

David, for you we pledge

Our Highest Endeavor!

 [Barbara T.]
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Jun 24, 2007
Focus: Government
Action Request: Think About
Location: United States
DAVID HONISH WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN! Don't believe for a SECOND that his brother did it. They are going to be SORRY they messed with a Care2 member!

EVERYBODY SHOULD SAVE ANY RELEVANT COMMUNICATION THEY HAD FROM DAVID HONISH, TO BE USED AS EVIDENCE IN COURT. David told Care2 members he was being threatened! AND NOT BY HIS BROTHER. This is EVIDENCE that could be IMPORTANT!!!!!!! SAVE ANYTHING! 
Teresa sent me a link of a harassment David wrote about in May, 2006. THAT IS THE TYPE OF THING THAT NEEDS TO BE SAVED! Put it somewhere WHERE THEY CAN'T MAKE IT "DISAPPEAR". 

PEOPLE HAVE FOUND, THAT IMPORTANT STUFF ON THE INTERNET, HAS A WAY OF "DISAPPEARING". SO, PLEASE SAVE THINGS LIKE THIS ON A DISC AND PUT IN A SECURE PLACE! DO IT NOW!!!
IF IT IS IN SEVERAL PLACES, IF SEVERAL PEOPLE HAVE IT, IT WILL BE EASIER TO GET PAST THE BASTARDS THAT KILLED DAVID! EVEN IF THEY RAID OUR HOMES!
MAKE NO MISTAKE AT ALL, THIS WAS A POLITICAL ASSASSINATION, BY THE POWERS THAT FEEL THREATENED BY THE GROWING VETERANS' MOVEMENT, OF WHICH DAVID WAS SUCH A PROMINENT AND WONDERFUL PART.

ALSO, SAVE THE EARLY NEWS ACCOUNTS!!! AS HAS BEEN PROVED WITH 9/11 INFORMATION, EARLY NEWS ACCOUNTS ARE OFTEN CHANGED TO REFLECT WHAT THOSE IN CHARGE WANT THEM TO SAY!!!
I THINK THAT THE NEWS OF THE DISCOVERY OF DAVID'S BODY IN THE TRUCK, FOR EXAMPLE, WILL BE CHANGED TO SAY "THERE WERE SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE". IN THE EARLY NEWS ACCOUNTS THAT I AND OTHERS SENT AROUND CARE2, THERE WAS NO MENTION OF "SIGNS OF A STRUGGLE"!!!
JUST OF THE SINGLE SHOT-TO-THE-HEAD, EXECUTION-STYLE, MAFIA-STYLE.
If the two brothers had struggled, it would not look like that!!!
THEY ARE GOING TO GET A GUN WITH BOTH SETS OF FINGERPRINTS ON IT, AND CALL THAT THE "MURDER WEAPON". BOTH BROTHERS WERE CLOSE AND BOTH WERE GUN NUTS -- WELL, CALL IT BY A MORE RESPECTABLE TERM -- AND SO IT WOULD BE THE EASIEST THING IN THE WORLD, TO FIND SOME GUN THAT HAD BOTH BROTHERS' FINGERPRINTS ON IT!!!
IF MARK, DAVID'S BROTHER, "COMMITS SUICIDE" IN JAIL, OR MEETS WITH SOME "ACCIDENT"........ HE WILL BE FRAMED FOR THE MURDER, AND THERE WILL BE NO FURTHER INVESTIGATION!
THEY ARE GOING TO SAY: THERE WAS A STRUGGLE FOR THE GUN {THE ONE WITH BOTH SETS OF FINGERPRINTS ON IT!}, IT WENT OFF, SHOT DAVID NEATLY IN {BACK OF?} THE HEAD, AND MARK PANICKED AND FLED. THEN THEY PICKED UP MARK.
MAYBE THEY CAN EVEN FORCE A CONFESSION OUT OF HIM! BY GIVING HIM A PLEA-BARGAIN AND THREATS OF THE DEATH PENALTY!

IF YOU HAVE ANY PRIVATE COMMUNICATION FROM DAVID, PLEASE SAVE IT!
IF YOU HAVE HAD TELEPHONE MESSAGES FROM DAVID, PLEASE SAVE IF POSSIBLE, OR WRITE DOWN FROM MEMORY AS EXACTLY AS YOU CAN, AND PUT IT IN A SAFE PLACE!
I AM NO TECHIE; BUT I AM GIVEN TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN TRASHED MESSAGES, CAN OFTEN BE RETRIEVED FROM A COMPUTER. PLEASE SOMEONE ADVISE HOW TO DO THIS.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO PEOPLE DAVID MAY HAVE COMMUNICATED WITH, WHO ARE NOT ON MY FRIENDS LIST.
PLEASE POST IN GROUPS DAVID WAS IN.

SOMEONE -- NOT ME! -- SHOULD FIND MARK'S LAWYER AND INFORM HIM THAT CARE2 MEMBERS ARE WILLING TO HELP. AND ARE IN POSSESSION OF EVIDENCE! MAYBE THIS SHOULD BE RELEASED TO THE PRESS! SOMEONE WHO IS VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE LAW, MORE THAN MYSELF, SHOULD HANDLE THIS. BE THE LIASON. OF COURSE, MARK'S LAWYER MAY BE A CORRUPT PART OF THE SYSTEM! SOMEONE KNOWLEDGEABLE SHOULD HANDLE THIS. MAYBE SEE HOW THE TRIAL GOES, AND SPRING THIS IF IT SEEMS TO BE RAILROADING MARK..........DEPENDS ALSO ON HOW MUCH AND WHAT WE COLLECTIVELY HAVE AS EVIDENCE.
BUT, WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW, IS COLLECT THE EVIDENCE WE HAVE ON OUR NM AND GROUPS!!!!!!! AND PHONE CALLS, AND WHATEVER. AND LINKS. SAVED AND STASHED. DON'T LET IT SLIP INTO OBLIVION!!!

COULD YOU ASK CARE2 TO KEEP DAVID'S PROFILE AS STILL A MEMBER? AS A MEMORIAL TO ONE OF CARE2'S BEST CITIZENS? DO OTHER PEOPLE LIKE THIS IDEA?
I AM ALSO THINKING OF STARTING A GROUP IN DAVID'S HONOR. MORE LATER.

AFTER 9/11, THERE WERE LOTS OF PEOPLE WHO SAW SOMETHING FISHY IN WHAT WE WERE TOLD. AFTER THE KENNEDY ASSASSINATION, AND THE OTHER ASSASSINATIONS OF THAT ERA, BOBBY KENNEDY, MALCOLM X, ETC., THERE WERE PEOPLE RIGHT AWAY WHO THOUGHT SOMETHING WAS WRONG WITH THE STORY.
BUT, WE DIDN'T HAVE THE INTERNET DEVELOPED LIKE TODAY: SO EVERYONE KEPT THEIR IDEAS TO THEMSELVES AND LACK OF PUBLIC COMMUNICATION ALLOWED THE LIES TO PREVAIL!
WELL, NOT ANY MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BMUTINY THEM I DEFY

Well, the following article sure showed that David was outspoken, not intimidated, and could make enemies!
Since the events at the mall happened over a year ago, May 30, 2006, I don't think it was the mall cop that shot David.
I don't think it was his brother, either!
David was shot "execution-style", with one shot to the head. In his truck, with the motor still running. On the side of the highway.
He could have been pulled over, by someone DRESSED in a cop's uniform, I am thinking. It could have been a Black Op. One of Bush's special people, DISGUISED as a traffic cop.
If he and his brother were "fighting", he wouldn't have been hit once in the head, neatly! David and his brother knew all about handling guns! In that part of Texas, all adult males do! They weren't careless teenagers!
Also, David had written an email to a Peace Activist, regarding him and his brother opening a shooting range! just before he was shot!
David told a person on Care2, that he was afraid for his life! and that the police were harassing him! Now, he wasn't talking about his brother when he said he had had threats on his life!
If David's brother dies in jail, by "suicide" or whatever, we will KNOW FOR SURE that David's brother Mark, did NOT shoot David!
They are trying to cover up that David was shot BECAUSE HE WAS A VETERAN SPEAKING UP; and the Bushies are MORE AFRAID OF VETERANS THAN OF ANYBODY ELSE. Because RESISTANCE IN THE MILITARY, WILL MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE IRAQ ILLEGAL OCCUPATION TO CONTINUE!
And because of the veterans, that Resistance is GROWING!
BMutiny T
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David Honish- RIP 8:24 AM

Here is some very sad news I read this morning and I thought everyone here should know:

http://cbs11tv.com/local/local_story_173072051.html

and also

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/localnews/stories/062307dnmetactivist.38522c2.html

I tried to copy and paste the articles but something is going on with my computer this morning.

This seems to be Care2's own David Honish.

http://www.care2.com/c2c/people/profile.html?pid=177242242

Peace,

Christy


Arrest made in death of Denton activist

10:16 AM CDT on Friday, June 22, 2007

By MATTHEW HAAG / The Dallas Morning News
mhaag@dallasnews.com

Police on Friday arrested the brother of a Denton peace activist who was found dead overnight in Flower Mound with a gunshot wound to the head, a police spokesman said.

ROBERT FLAGG / WFAA-TV
Mr. Honish had been shot in the head. Investigators do not believe it was a suicide.

Mark Francis Honish, 44, of Trophy Club was taken into custody Friday morning, Officer Paul Boon said.

A police officer on routine patrol found David Honish, 52, dead in his white Ford F-150 pickup truck around 11 p.m. Thursday. The engine was still running.

Mr. Honish was the “main motivator” for the North Texas Veterans for Peace, which often gathered on an overpass near the University of North Texas campus, said Bernie Jezercak, the group’s financial officer.

“He was a very fine individual,” said Mr. Jezercak, who had known Mr. Honish for about six years. “He was usually our front man.”

The group last met Memorial Weekend, and Mr. Honish was there as always, he said.

“He was his usual jovial and insightful self,” said Mr. Jezercak, who added that Mr. Honish was known to be opinionated.

“He wasn’t afraid to shock people into paying attention to what’s going on,” he said. “He wasn’t disrespectful or aggressive. But he was willing to make a statement.”

Dan Burnam, the coordinator for Peace Activist Denton, said Mr. Honish was not a member of the Denton group, but that they met for the first time in 2003 at a demonstration and had reconnected at several "Peace actions” in the past few years.

In October, Mr. Honish was among about 40 people who took part in a demonstration against torture and the war in Iraq outside the office of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess in Lewisville. They were part of the local version of "The World Can't Wait" campaign, a North American movement protesting the policies of the Bush administration.

Mr. Burnam said he received an e-mail from Mr. Honish on Wednesday with the subject line “Reasons not to re-enlist” and that had talked about opening a gun range with his brother.

“I don’t know that much about David’s personal, private life,” Mr. Burnam said. “It’s kind of bizarre he died in a gun accident.”

Highway 377 at FM 1171 was closed in both directions early Friday during the police investigation.

Staff writer Emily Tsao and WFAA-TV and WBAP News/Talk 820 contributed to this report

    
David will be terribly missed...........BMutiny T


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