A small group of people braved the bitter cold in Salt Lake City, Utah on December 3, 2009 to protest the surge of troops to Afghanistan, joining 100 cities across the nation last week in the common message: No Escalation!
The peace community around the nation is outraged at Obama's announcement of the deployment of 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. But should we be surprised? Obama promised the reduction of forces in Iraq and further escalation in Afghanistan during his presidential campaign. Regardless, not only are more lives going to be lost in an escalation … Continue reading Afghanistan Escalation
January 1, 2009 Yesterday, we met with the President of Lebanon, the Chief of the Military, and the Interior Minister who all thanked us for responding and risking our lives on a mission of mercy; we profusely thanked them for rescuing us. What would we have done, stranded out at sea, prohibited from reaching our … Continue reading We Lived to Tell the Story; Lebanon Rescued Us by Cynthia McKinney
December 30, 2008I’m so glad that my father told me to buy a special notebook and to write everything down because that’s exactly what I did. When we left from Cyprus, one reporter asked me “are you afraid?” And I had to respond that Malcolm X wasn’t afraid; Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. wasn’t afraid. … Continue reading Oh What a Day! by Cynthia McKinney
There is an interesting conversation happening over on Facebook about the article I posted, The Emperor’s New ClothesI have hidden the names of all the commentors, but here are the contents of the response thus far:Respondent 1: Are there actually people dumb or gullible enough to believe the absurdly blatant lies upon which this left wing loon … Continue reading Iraq
It warms my heart when people take an event in the news and turn it into action: http://www.shoebush.orgJOIN US IN WASHINGTON,DCJanuary,19th SHOES FOR BUSH action "For the widows, the orphans, and those killed in Iraq." send me your old shoes to take to DC. ALL SHOES DONATED to the needy in the DC/Baltimore area and … Continue reading Shoes for Bush action
From the rawstoryThe aim of "Sock and Awe" (www.sockandawe.com), launched by Britain's Alex Tew, is to knock Bush out with a shoe, a feat already attained by 1.4 million players, according to the website Tuesday.Aptly named after the US "Shock and Awe" military campaign to knock out Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, the game gives players … Continue reading You too can take a swipe!
The Emperor’s New Clothes(or Bil Kundara* America) *a threatening remark involving the potential use of a shoe By Vi Ransel 12/18/08 Our strutting, imperial president paid his farewell visit to Iraq where he appeared with puppet, Nouri al-Maliki, not expecting to find himself under attack. He stood in front of the world’s TV cameras and … Continue reading Why Impeachment Should Still be on the Table
Ed Asner on Huffington Post I've been around this world for awhile, and it's pretty hard to leave me speechless. But when I learned about Omer Goldman - well, her story got me. If you haven't heard the name Omer Goldman yet, have a seat and grab your Kleenex. Her courage, and the courage of … Continue reading Omer Goldman and the Israeli Military