Here is status of the Iraq-Afghanistan-Pakistan war supplemental bill for the remainder of 2009. According to a report I received from a constituent who talked with Maine Rep. Chellie Pingree's Military Legislative Assistant, Eric Hansen, the bill is in the House Appropriations Committee now and that it would likely be voted on in the House … Continue reading War Supplemental Vote Early Next Week
A Green Party colleague from Maine was so inspired by the speech I gave in LA that he came forward to share his speech from 2005 and gave me permisson to post it, so here it is:It has been at least 35 years since I had the occasion to deliver a rousing speech on the … Continue reading Raising our Voices – End the Empire!
United for Peace and Justice has called for mass actions on October 27 around the country. Salt Lake City is serving as one of the cities where an action will occur. I have been contacting the folks who are organizing the event in Salt Lake City for over a month now to request at that … Continue reading October 27 demonstrations – Salt Lake and around
Approximately 1,000 people participated in the Anti-War March and Rally in downtown Los Angeles Saturday, September 29, 2007. The event was organized by the Troops Out Now Coalition. Messages centered around withdrawing troops from Iraq immediately, stopping an impending war with Iran, freeing the Jenna 6, getting Greens elected to office, and diverting funds from … Continue reading March and Rally in LA
Today is the 6th anniversary of the assault on the World Trade Center in New York City which killed thousands of people. It was a day that will be remembered throughout history no doubt. But not JUST for the incident itself. It was a day that began a dark chapter in U.S. history.Normon Solomon, author … Continue reading 9/11 – “Safe” vs. “Dominated”
Call Out The Instigatorby Cindy Sheehan Call out the Instigator Because there’s something in the air We got to get together sooner or later Because the revolution’s here You know it’s right! -Thunderclap Newman I’m not backing off. I tried to remove myself from the political realm of the US, what BushCo is turning into … Continue reading Cindy Sheehan is Back…..and is Walking
There has been a call to action from Sept 22 - 29 in protest to the ongoing Iraq War and the Congress continuing to fund it.The Troops Out Now Coalition has issued a call for action (below). I will personally be advocating for people to head to D.C. instead of organizing marches in their areas. … Continue reading SHUT DOWN WASHINGTON D.C.
Every week for the past 5 1/2 years I have been participating in a sidewalk vigil in downtown Salt Lake. We have signs, flags and sometimes do special things for certain events. We have a fluctuation of participants each week - we've had 50 and we've had one. We vigil in all weather every week.We … Continue reading Vigils
In the article in today's Deseret News, Anti-war vote called an anti-troops vote, Sen. John McCain sought to weaken support for a resolution opposing President Bush's Iraq war strategy Sunday, saying proponents are intellectually dishonest. There has been a call issued for the coming weeks to do sit-ins in representative offices. I am sure there … Continue reading Surprise, surprise: Now we are “anti-troops”
Rocky to 'highlight' D.C. anti-war rally Speech of SLC mayor is advertised as an example of how unpopular Bush policies are - even in Utah By Heather May The Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated: 01/19/2007 12:37:43 AM MST Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson speaks at an anti-war... (Ryan Galbraith Tribune file photo ) … Continue reading Rocky Goes to Washington and will speak at anti-war rally there