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Week of April 3 2006
"Political thought is itself a form of political action." -- E.H. Carr
Rice Gets A Taste Of Dissent And Admits Errors
Protesters also met her at other locations on her two-day trip, which was described as "The most unwelcome visit to Liverpool since Oswald Mosley came here in the 1930s" by the Liverpool Echo. Paul McCartney declined an invitation to meet with her, poet Roger McGough refused to serve as master of ceremonies during a concert of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, actress Cathy Tyson refused to fill the vacancy and a visit to a mosque in Blackburn was canceled due to protests. See photos and a summary of the press coverage on the Stop the War Coalition's web site.
During a press conference with her British counterpart Jack Straw, she even admitted that the U.S. government has made thousands of errors in dealing with Iraq, even though she believes that the Bush Administration has made the right strategic decisions.
Take action: continue to speak up, protest and demand accountability. Tell your friends and family in the U.S. to start making plans for the national demonstration in New York City on April 29.
Justice Does Not Believe In Justice
Impeachment Campaign Continues
Feingold Rallies For Censure
Retired General and Lieutenant Colonel Speak Out
Lt. Col. Kwiatkowski was on C-Span's Q&A where she discussed her opinion of the build up to war in Iraq from her position in the Near East/ South Asia policy office at the Pentagon, her service in the Air Force and why she chose to leave the military in March 2003. Watch the video or read the transcript on the Q&A web site.
Nation Of Immigrants Speaks Up
Take action: write to members of Congress and let them know it is not in the best interest of the country to discriminate against hard-working people. You can also sign the following petition on the People for the American Way web site.
"People Power" Proves Effective And Hopeful
Corruption Tried And Convicted
Corporations Profit While Workers Don't
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Petition to put an end to the sanctions against Syria - their only effect is to take a terrible toll on the population, causing them to migrate! Sign the petition promoted by the Italian-based Committee to lift sanctions against Syria. For more information...
Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn Assad in Syria and al-Malaki in Iraq, and is now out of hand. Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
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