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Call the White House for carry out

If you think you can influence Obama to get out of Afghanistan, by all means CALL THE WHITE HOUSE NOW! That's 1-202-456-1111. Rita Ague reports: "Hi Sisters and Brothers in Peace and Justice Movements: After many attempts, I got through to the White House at 12:45 PM Mountain Time. I said I spoke for many in Colorado and for numerous organizations, including my fully disabled vet brother. I mentioned how many are unable to get through on this heavy call-in day. 11873

Marching orders from Vets For Peace

Veterans For Peace are stepping forward to plan the unplannable: how to protest the regularly postponed announcement of an escalation in Afghanistan? I forgot how we picked March 19-21 to demonstrate against the attack on Iraq. Did we protest its beginning, or did it start afterward? Bush snuck the "surge" past public outcry, and that's how Obama will surge Afghanistan. Vets for Peace suggest activists be ready this time with a "March of the Dead" immediately when Obama decides. 11332

Obama reneging on promises to pull US troops out of Iraq

Obama won the presidency based on the fact that most Americans found him to be credible on his promise to get US troops out of Iraq, whereas they didn't think John McCain had any commitment to do so. They got tricked and it appears that Obama today will merely restate the Bush promise to the Iraqi puppet government to get US troops out of Iraq by January 1, 2012. Look for numerous press reports to misstate that Obama is actually going to do nothing new in a manner similar to this one... Obama to Announce U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Iraq ...Read the details and you can see that it is basically the Bush plan gift re-wrapped for more liberal Democratic Party voters acceptance of it! 6689

UN Ambassador speaks of the hidden genocide against the Somali people

The UN envoy to Somalia, Ahmedou Ould Abdallah, has said there is a "hidden genocide" taking place in the country. Left unsaid is that it is the United States of America that is responsible for this genocide, but at least the reality of the massacre was broadcast to the world so that hopefully some action might be taken, Somalia facing 'hidden genocide' What does it say about the character of the American people what they have done to Somalia? 5821

Obama’s Afghanistan Surge and the ‘Peace’crat picnickers

What's that silence out there? It's the silence of all those supposed peacniks who turn out to be nothing but picnickers for the Democratic Party cons who are behind adding more US troops into occupying Afghanistan. You won't see them out protesting this new 'Surge' for war, or even talking about it. 5808

‘Patriotic’ pacifists and ‘Peace’crats to hold UFPJ lobbyfest gathering in Chicago

United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) will be holding a gathering in Chicago next week to start their plans for a 2009 Lobbyfest of Barack Obama. They still haven't figured any of it out and most likely never will. Ostensibly the UFPJ has not decided on doing anything just yet and the gathering is for the group to supposedly decide just what should be done? 5661

Retaining Gates slam dunks the deluded USA liberals

Oh those poor deluded liberals! All that 'hope' for 'change' and look what it got them? Obama asks Gates to stay at Pentagon   No talk of getting out of Iraq now, and the Democratic Party 'Peace'crats simply don't have a Plan B beyond turning out the vote again and again for DP politicians who always give them the shaft once they are elected. 5615

‘Peace’crats refuse to be ‘United for Peace and Justice’

United for Peace and Justice is the national group that pretends to be the leadership for 'Peace' inside the US, yet they cannot even bring themself to speak out against the US war upon the people of Afghanistan! I call them 'Peace'crats because they talk about PEACE in the abstract all the time, yet remain totally tied to the Democratic Party and do not actively oppose the war of US occupation of Afghanistan or speak out forcefully against it! They don't want to embarrass Barack Obama and the Democratic Party and that is important to them above all else. 5610

ARD, Tent State surrogate for DNC cops

DENVER- Accounts of the Wednesday march from the Colosseum to the DNC are only getting half the story. Can I recount my small part? We were at the Pepsi Center entrance, laying the groundwork for the arrival of the IVAW parade and became concerned when workers positioned large dump trucks to block the way, to corral the marchers into the fenced gauntlet traversing the Auraria campus. 4475


COLORADO SPRINGS- In light of accusing Russia for what the US is actually trying to do in Georgia, in light of the naval buildup against Iran, in light of worsening stability in occupied Afghanistan, we thought we'd expand the Iraq Moratorium message to address US War for Empire. 4238

When preaching ‘nonviolence’ promotes violence

The division in Denver amongst groups supposedly building protests at the Democratic Party National Convention offers us a prime example of how excessive preaching of 'nonviolence' in a religious manner can actually encourage police violence against the protesters who are the most critical of the dominant political establishment. 3964

The People-Call-For-Change PC4C wants to keep at-risk activists off the streets

THE PEOPLE CALL FOR CHANGE (PC4C.ORG) is asking to be added to the ARD collective and wants their activities endorsed and publicized. What are they doing for the DNC? The PC4C has scheduled forums during the convention, it would appear to keep folk off the street. Compelling subjects, but to what end? To energize people about what needs to be done, while the opportunity to do it is knocking/passing outside? Is values-based PC4C a social justice group? Is "change" a social issue? Why does it remind me of Obama rhetoric? 3923

The DNC Alliance for Real Democracy is a counter-protest Fifth Column

DENVER, COLO.- The Alliance for Real Democracy (ARD), formed to counter the scrappily-named Recreate 68 at the DNC, is in reality an unwitting fifth column, set up by Democratic Party allies to temper protest in Denver. The UFPJ and other sundry "non-violent" progressives are funneling their members into the less populist ARD actions to divert participation from the major DNC demonstrations. But the aforementioned underwriters aren't providing any funding, surprise! Leaving the ARD to protest exactly what it's supposed to: nothing. 3833

UFPJ Iraq Moratorium bannering on I-25

The third Friday of the month has come around again. Time for the IRAQ MORATORIUM with a JULY message: DON'T BOMB IRAN. Meet on the I-25 pedestrian overpass at Monument Valley Park NOON to 1PM.   Visit United For Peace & Justice for more info or check Iraq Moratorium about the other JULY 18th actions nationwide.

Ped overpass UFPJ bannering 6/20 noon

This month's 3rd Friday IRAQ MORATORIUM will be held bannering on the I-25 pedestrian overpass at Monument Valley Park NOON to 1PM.   Visit United For Peace & Justice for more info or check Iraq Moratorium about JUNE 20th actions nationwide.

Iraq Moratorium comes up against Feds

I just got back from an invigorating Iraq Moratorium street- side demonstration. The cold wasn't so bad, the IVAW boys held down a corner, one participant traveled a ways to be here, a Gazette reporter came with a photographer, and we were deluged with the usual honks of support. Then two supervisors from the nearby Post Office visited to tell us whichever of us had parked in their lot better move our cars or expect to be towed. 2615

Iraq Moratorium monthly rendezvous

It's time again, February 15th, to meet at the intersection of Academy and Fountain Blvds, where US tax dollars meet the military industrial industry. Join UFPJ, PPJPC and CSA on Friday at noon. We'll assemble at all corners with banners, flags and chants to remind the major war profiteers that the American public would appreciate another line of work. It is the war merchants who stand between humanity and peaceful co-existance. It is they who dictate what our politicians offer America as its options. It is they who work in pools of the blood of millions of innocent peoples. Wear boots.

Academy Blvd public opinion still with us

PPJPC members braved the cold for this month's UFPJ Iraq Moratorium, held this time at the intersection of Profiteer and Death Merchant Blvds. A reprise of our popular 9/11 protest, we bannered at all corners to a chorus of supportive horns. 2280

Whose war?! OUR war!

At the demonstration last week to mark UFPJ's Iraq Moratorium we marched from City Hall to the IVAW guard tower installation in Acacia Park. On the way we chanted a call: "WHOSE WAR?!" with the response: "BUSH'S WAR!" It was not the time to quibble between protesters, but should it really not have been "YOUR war?" 2154

Protest the Iraq War in Denver Saturday

It's just a short trip up to Denver and back, so combine the demo with some other activities and protest the continued occupation of Iraq by American troops.   October 27, Saturday: Regional protest set for Denver 2054

National Peace Action fails to mobilize large numbers

Reports are hard to come by as the US corporate press has done its very best to disappear this action, but it appears that somewhere between 20,000 to 80,000 protested against the war yesterday in Washington D.C. 1918