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Week of June 20 2005
June 2005: Phase II of the Anti-War Movement Read an article by Medea Benjamin, cofounder of Code Pink on the shifting tide in the anti-war movement and public opinion regarding the war.
Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus Rep. Waters has created a caucus "sole purpose is to be the main agitators in the movement to bring our troops home from Iraq and Afghanistan". Read more about the caucus as well as a press release from Progressive Democrats of America. Urge your representative to take part.
The US War With Iran Has Already Begun
That's the title of an article by former UN Weapons inspector Scott Ritter in which he draws parallels to the pre-March 2003 start of the war in Iraq. Read the article on Aljazeera's web site.
U.S. Lied Over Use of Napalm in Iraq The Independent is reporting that U.S. Officials lied to British Ministers over the use of napalm firebombs (MK77) in Iraq, weapons banned by the UN. Read the Wikipedia entry for the Mark 77 Bomb.
Bi-partisan Call for Withdrawal From Iraq Two Republicans and two democrats have introduced a bipartisan resolution called the Homeward Bound Act (H.J. Res. 55) to set a timetable for troop withdrawal from Iraq. The sponsors include Dennis Kucinich (D-OH), Neil Abercrombie (D-HI), Walter Jones (R-NC) and Ron
Paul (R-TX). You may remember Jones for his proposal to rename French fries to freedom fries in the House cafeteria. Send a message to your representative in Congress from the True Majority web site urging them to support this resolution. See
World Tribunal on Iraq The Deep Dish TV Network will be streaming coverage of the World Tribunal on Iraq over the Internet. Four one hour daily programs will be available from June 24-27. For more information on the coverage, see the Deep Dish web site.
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Our Film Series is on vacation. It will start up again on October 12th with "I am Not Your Negro"
Also, read about our Film Committee meetings to decide programming:
Photo of a school in Yemen bombed by Saudi Arabian jets supplied by the U.S. and fueled in the air by the U.S. Air Force.
Tell Trump to STOP THIS CARNAGE, not fuel it! Click here.
Also participate in the CodePink email and/or phone initiative:
Click here to sign a 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! And click here to see the video by the Italian Committee to lift sanctions against Syria.
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 al-Malaki in Iraq and then Assad in Syria, and is now out of hand.
Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
Write your senators and tell them: "Enough! U.S. out!! Iraq has shown it can curb ISIS by itself!"