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Week of February 27 2006
Dubai Ports World
National Call-In Day: Not One Penny More for War!
Take Action: Tuesday, Feb 28 is National Call-in Day. Contact your representative (or senators) with the message: Not One Penny More for War!
Firsthand Accounts of Torture
And Democracy Now! interviews Canadian citizen Maher Arar, who was detained in 2002 at JFK airport while on a stopover in New York. He was secretly deported to Syria where he was held and tortured for almost a year, then released with no charges ever filed against him. Watch the interview (or read the transcript) on Democracy Now!
KBR Contract for Detention Centers in U.S.
Take Action: Be the media! Spread the word on these "programs" with a letter to the editor of your favorite newspaper.
New Book: Articles of Impeachment
Take Action: Melville House Publishing has a special offer: purchase a copy of the book to be sent to a member of Congress and they pay for shipping and handling.
Visas Denied and Bumper Stickers Outlawed
In another recent case, John McCourt, a Dublin born lecturer on James Joyce from the University in Trieste was handcuffed, strip searched and jailed overnight in Philadelphia then sent back to Italy the next day for not having the proper visa. He was traveling to the University of Pennsylvania for a short term teaching post. Read an article in the Irish Times as well as a letter from the president of the International James Joyce Foundation
Things haven't been easy for U.S. citizens either. Dwight Scarbrough, a former machinist for the Navy and head of the Vets for Peace chapter in Boise, Idaho, was paid a visit by Homeland Security for having bumper stickers on his truck. The vehicle was parked on federal property as he is an employee federal natural resource agency. Read an article on The Progressive as well as the Boise Weekly including a transcript of the ensuing conversation, which the experienced peace activist recorded.
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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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