Thursday, July 19, 2007
George Mason Forum DVD (+) Available Now
Town Hall Forum on the topic of Presidential Accountability:
Should Impeachment be ON the Table?
Your copy is enclosed on DVD or can be downloaded from the web at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3164289706643050437&hl=en
Or contact Stephen Hayes firstname.lastname@example.org
The distinguished panel of speakers included: Lawrence Wilkerson, Markus Raskin, Barbara Olshansky, Co-Author of The Case for Impeachment ; Gil Davis, Mark Levine, Host “Inside Scoop”, and Moderator Ron Pinchback, Attending and advising: Dr. Dennis Loo & Barbara Bowley, Co-editor/author, Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush & Cheney. Ordinary citizens and constituents of VA Congressional Districts 10 and 11 brought this issue to the public for discussion and action. Why are our local elected representatives; Wolf, Davis, Warner, Webb - not showing leadership on these issues?
Join us in Peace - We are a grassroots service organization, and need your help to improve our organization and methods, please send feedback and let us know what you think. More information is available at www.peaceandaccountability.com including the ability to be added to our Google Groups E mail list and meet with us each week to plan activities and lobbying efforts. Just click on Contact us.
Not a “Group Joiner” or extremely busy ? Here are some easy steps you can follow to restore our Constitution with just a few tasks that you can manage directly with your own schedule and resources.
1. You, your family members and friends can request meetings and lobby your Congressional elected officials by calling the Congressional switchboard at 202-224-3121. This means Frank Wolf, Tom Davis, and Senators Jim Webb and John Warner.
2. Ask them to show leadership by sponsoring or voicing public support for House Resolution 333, which includes articles for Impeachment of Vice President Richard Cheney. Details and supporting documents showing how and where the Alleged Impeachable offenses were carried out can be obtained at http://kucinich.house.gov/SpotlightIssues/documents.htm
3. Make, distribute, and wear orange ribbon on lapel or pocket to show support. Polls show 54-40 in favor of Impeachment for Cheney. http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=070706195925.rdm9h3ci&show_article=1
This is one very simple way of taking control away from politicians and media who lack courage, and putting it back into our hands to show our numbers. It’s about restoring our constitution, returning our rights - Habeas Corpus, Free Speech, the end of Torture agenda, Guantanamo, and war crimes for profit. If you make extras, you can send them to us at PO Box 710426, Oak Hill VA 20171
4. Make and distribute copies of this DVD, and / or E mail your friends, co-workers and neighbors with the link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=3164289706643050437&hl=en and a copy of this note.
5. Attend and invite your friends and neighbors to attend the next Town Hall meeting, this time on Congressional Accountability: 20 Oct 2007 (Saturday) at George Mason University, watch www.peaceandaccountability.com for details.
Other Activities of Interest: July 23 (Monday) 10 a.m. Plan on Marching with Cindy Sheehan, Tina Richards, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans For Peace and more from Arlington National Cemetary to the Capitol to demand Impeachment http://www.thecampcaseypeaceinstitute.org/
August 28, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq will be sponsoring Town Hall meetings on Iraq war, District by District, go to http://www.noiraqescalation.org/noiraqescalation.org/ to see details as the location and time is set. We have invited Rep. Frank Wolf to this meeting.
September 15: March on the White House and Congress, http://answer.pephost.org/site/News2?abbr=ANS_&page=NewsArticle&id=8515
September 22 – 29 --Encampment in Washington D.C,
September 29: Assemble at the Capitol – March on the White House http://troopsoutnow.org/sept2207call.html
Thanks for taking the time to consider these important issues and decisions- More calendar info on reverse.
United for Peace and Justice Summer/Fall Plan of Action http://www.unitedforpeace.org/
Local pressure on members of Congress throughout August when they are on recess in their home districts. Escalate the pressure on Congress in September, as they debate and vote on bills related to the war, including more funding.
Aug. 6-9: No Nukes, No Wars, No Profiteers -- anniversaries of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki marked by protests at corporate offices and facilities of war profiteers, and nuclear facilities around the country.
Aug. 6: Occupation Project Re-Launch -- acts of nonviolent civil disobedience and occupations of congressional offices through at least the end of September.
Sept. 14-21: Declaration of Peace -- a week of coordinated nonviolent actions.
Sept. 21, and the 3rd Friday of Every Month Thereafter: Iraq Moratorium Campaign -- an escalating, monthly series of actions demanding an end to the war.
Oct. 21-23: No War, No Warming -- local and national actions to highlight the connections between the war in Iraq and the global warming crisis.
Oct. 27: Major Regional Antiwar Mobilizations -- more details will be available very soon.
Veterans for Peace http://www.veteransforpeace.org/index.php
Walter Reed Vigil: Every Friday evening 7-9 PM
Impeachment Campaign at http://www.veteransforpeace.org/Impeachment_campaign.vp.html
Iraq Veterans Against the War http://www.ivaw.org/ and http://www.ivaw.org/ivawevents
Code Pink http://codepink-aot.org/calendar/
CODEPINK Activist Summer Training 8 Dates: 7/22/07 - 7/29/07
Description: July 22-29 Youth Summer of Resistance: This session will focus on campus organizing and participants will join with the Summer of Resistance youth program which runs July 19-29. For more info about the Summer of Resistance, visit: www.summerofresistance.org For full info, click below. [more]
CODEPINK Activist Summer Training 9 Dates: 9/2/07 - 9/8/07
Description: September 2-8 Welcome Back Congress! Welcome Senators and Representatives back to DC from their August recess with a kick-off of CODEPINK’s Troops Home by the Holidays campaign!
World Can’t Wait http://worldcantwait.org/
27 July- Declare Yourself: Wear Orange - The urgent color of orange -- the color that has been assigned to those detained and tortured with no due process -- must become the color of a gathering sentiment to end all this. This spreading of orange is part of seizing the moral high ground and showing our collective determination to bring these crimes to a halt NOW by Driving Out the Bush Regime.
2008 Presidential Campaign “Truth Squads”: Let’s hit the campaign trail to challenge the candidates, and those following them, with hard questions on the program of the Bush regime, not leaving the discussion inside the terms being set by debates
Late summer/Labor Day: Winter Soldier Investigation/BCC II. A live public hearing with US military veterans, experts, and whistle-blowers, on the conduct of the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan, in cooperation with the Bush Crimes Commission, veterans groups, and others.