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Action: Iraq – Next Steps to End the War FCNL 6/3/2007 Members of Congress have failed to respond to the public demand for a change in policy in Iraq. They are about to approve, and the president will sign, legislation providing nearly $100 billion more for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without insisting on a change in policy. Congress has capitulated to the stubborn demands of President Bush just as they were beginning to take steps to correct the failed U.S. strategy in Iraq. But we will have another chance to end the war in the next month. The Senate will soon have an opportunity to try again to change U.S. policy in Iraq. FCNL lobbyists have learned that bipartisan legislation to require the U.S. to engage in diplomatic talks to end the war and to set a date for withdrawal of U.S. forces will be introduced and could be voted on in June as part of the military authorization bill. Your senators need to hear from you and from other people in your community that you want them to support this legislation for a date certain to withdraw and diplomacy. Take Action Tell your senators not to vote more money for war in Iraq. Urge them to insist on a new policy in Iraq (, and ask two of your friends ( to do the same. Urge your senators to support the Iraq Study Group Recommendations Implementation Act when it comes to a vote in the Senate. cph's blog Login or register to post comments Read more It IS up to us. The peace and justice movement comprises many different facets of humanity thirsting for positive change. Our movement is strong and growing stronger. Let us all join in the conversation to reinvigorate and reorganize the idea of peace and justice. We understand the stress that leadership entails. Perhaps we should be asking ourselves how we could each claim some of that leadership role so that an individual does not become over-burdened with such a heavy load. 2 comments Read more U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Wed, 06/06/2007 - 12:29 — artie Start: 06/10/2007 - 00:00 End: 06/11/2007 - 23:59 Timezone: Etc/GMT On Sunday, June 10th, people from around the country will gather in Washington, DC, to protest 40 years of Israel's illegal military occupation of the Palestinian West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. The economic, military and political support from Washington has made it possible for this brutal occupation to continue. We will be in the nation's capital to call on Congress to set a new direction for U.S. policy in the region. Login or register to post comments Calendar Read more It's up to you now. by Cindy Sheehan May 28, 2007 "Good Riddance Attention Whore" by Cindy Sheehan It's up to you now. I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti- war movement. Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such "liberal blogs" as the Democratic Underground. Being called an "attention whore" and being told "good riddance" are some of the more milder rebukes. I have come to some heartbreaking conclusions this Memorial Day cph's blog Login or register to post comments Read more A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here? By Donald Hudson Jr. May 28, 2007 A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here? After watching his roommate fatally wounded in a roadside bombing, an Army private wonders why the lives of good men are being lost when the Iraqis pose no threat to us and don't want us there. By Donald Hudson Jr. BAGHDAD, May 12 -- My name is Donald Hudson Jr. I have been serving our country's military actively for the last three years. I am currently deployed to Baghdad on Forward Operating Base Loyalty, where I have been for the last four and a half months. cph's blog Login or register to post comments Read more I Lost My Son to a War I Oppose. We Were Both Doing Our Duty. By Andrew J. Bacevich Sunday, May 27, 2007; B01 Parents who lose children, whether through accident or illness, inevitably wonder what they could have done to prevent their loss. When my son was killed in Iraq earlier this month at age 27, I found myself pondering my responsibility for his death. Login or register to post comments Read more Memorial Day: A Marine Mom's Perspective, A Childs Pain Grassroots America May 27, 2007 By Tina Richards Families leaving for a weekend at the beach, a day of barbeques or off shopping to snag a great deal. Memorial Day, a day of vacations and sales. Our Memorial Day is a little different since my son returned from Iraq. Last year's Memorial Day started with a parade. WWII vets dressed in their military finest, the rest of us dressed in our t-shirts, "Vets for Peace," "Military Families Speak Out," or "Iraq Vets Against the War." Login or register to post comments Read more Representative Confronts American Empire on House Floor By Jim McDermott, AlterNet. Posted May 26, 2007. Jim McDermott (D-WA) rescues some history from the Memoryhole, and puts Iraq into context: It's always been all about the oil. Login or register to post comments Read more Jeremy Scahill - Outsourcing the War Jeremy Scahill, bestselling author and investigative reporter for The Nation, testified May 10 before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense on the impact of private military contractors on the conduct of the Iraq War. This is the full text and video of his remarks: Read more " Bush administration arranged support for militants attacking Lebanon" Seymour Hersh Hersh: Bush administration arranged support for militants attacking Lebanon David Edwards and Muriel Kane Published: Tuesday May 22, 2007 In an interview on CNN International's Your World Today, veteran journalist Seymour Hersh explains that the current violence in Lebanon is the result of an attempt by the Lebanese government to crack down on a militant Sunni group, Fatah al-Islam, that it formerly supported. cph's blog Login or register to post comments Read more 1234next ›last » Syndicate content This site serves as as a forum for news and opinion by a self-identified community of registered users, bounded by guidelines of respectful behavior which each participant agrees to follow. Those who do not operate within these parameters will be invited to leave or in some cases removed by administrators. 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