Sexism Should not Sell

May 28, 2008

4084 — Freedom from a gun barrel is a myth.

May 28, 2008
Those who died in  Iraq from May 18 to 25:
Pvt Branden Haunert  21  Blue Ash OH
Pvt Howard Jones  35  Chicago IL
Pvt Kyle Norris  22  Zanesville OH
Sgt Blake Evans  24  Rockford IL
Sgt Frank Gasper  25  Merced CA
53 wounded were returned to occupation.
216 Iraqi sisters and brothers were killed.

Cf:  http://www.icasualties .org

Iraq Toll

May 22, 2008
Those who died in Iraq from May 10 to 17:
Cpl Jessica Ellis  24  Bend OR
Sgt Victor Cota  33  Tucson AZ
Sgt John  Daggett  21  Phoenix AZ
16 were seriously wounded.
39 wounded were returned to kill fields.
230 Iraqi sisters and brothers were killed.

Keep the Pressure On: Tell the Senate, No More Money for this Occupation.

May 20, 2008

We had an amazing turnout for our campaign to stop the House from authorizing another $162.6 billion for the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. Our calls commanded action in Congress last week –  2/3rds of the Democratic Party voted against more funding and over 100 Republicans voted “present” in a dire political play.

Now the war funding is in the Senate before it goes back to the house. The Senate is set to vote on the funding within next few days and then the bill will be sent to the House for a final vote.

Call Both Your Senators and ask them to vote no on more funding for the occupation of Iraq and support brining troops and contractors home within a year.  Then call your Representative and ask them to do the same.

CALL: 202.224.3121

ASK: To be connected to your Senator by their name or find them by your State.

TELL: Your Senator to stop funding this illegal occupation and publically support a comprehensive exit strategy outlined in HR 5507.

CALL AGAIN: Make sure to call both your Senators and your Representative.  This will most likely be the only vote on Iraq this year!

REPORT: At the Peace Blog about how your call went!

The House already voted to stop this funding.  Now it’s time to send the the same resounding message to the Senate and to make sure the House defeats it again.  We will not let them waste one more precious dollar on this illegal occupation. Instead that money should be used to redeploy our troops out of Iraq and focus on the crisis here at home. Call the Senate tell them to STOP this supplemental and SUPPORT troop withdrawal.

Don’t Bomb Iran

May 15, 2008

Sign Our Petition, Here.

Check out this video

May 14, 2008

Iraq Toll

May 14, 2008
Those who died in Iraq from May 4 to 10:
Cpl Casey Casanova  22  McComb MS
Cpl Miguel Guzman  21  Norwalk CT
Cpl James Kimple  21  Carroll OH
Sgt Glen Martinez  31  Boulder CO
Spc Alex Gonzalez  21  Mission TX
Pvt Aaron Ward  19  Jacinto CA
Spc Mary Jaenichen  20  Temecula CA
Spc Joseph Ford  23  Knox IN
35 were seriously wounded and maimed.
58 were returned to occupation.
328 Iraqi sisters and brothers were killed.

Iraq Veterans Against the War: You Are Not Alone

May 12, 2008

In early March 2008, members of Iraq Veterans Against the War marched from Constitution Center to Valley Forge. They marched to bring attention to their Winter Soldier event which took place a couple of weeks later, but also to send a message to active duty and veterans of the occupation in Iraq. This video contains that message.  If you are a soldier currently serving in Iraq you can assert your right to free speech, visit An Appeal for Redress to get the information you need.

This video is worth watching to the end – straight talk from active duty soldiers and vets about their reasons for opposing the war.

Iraq Toll

May 7, 2008
Those who died in Iraq from Apr 27 to May 3:
Pvt William Dix  32  Culver City CA
Pvt Adam Marion  26  Mount Airy NC
Sgt Marcus Mathes  26  Zephyrhills FL
Spc David McCormick  26  Fresno CA
Sgt Mark Stone  22  Buchanan Dam TX
Sgt Bryan Bolander  26  Bakersfield CA
Sgt Clay Craig  22  Mesquite TX
Sgt Chad Caldwell  24  Spokane WA
Sgt Lawrence Ezell  30  Portland TX
Cap Andrew Pearson  32  Billings MT
Spc Ronald Tucker  21  Fountain CO
Spc Jeffrey Nichols  21  Granite Shoals TX
Pvt Corey Hicks  22  Glendale AZ
35 were seriously wounded.
81 were returned to occupation.
550 Iraqi sisters and brothers were killed.

Religious Zealots in the Election

May 6, 2008

With all the fury over Rev. Wright’s comments I thought I would share a post of one of McCain’s supporters.  Here, he has a lot to say about the Cathloic faith.  May have something to do with the Pope rejecting the Iraqi occupation as illegal.  I’m no friend to any specific faith – I have faith in none and all of them at the same time.  Just being fair!


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