Tuesday, September 19, 2006

MESSAGE FROM "THE PEACE ALLIANCE" & THE U.S. DEPT OF PEACE CAMPAIGN - "Walk for Peace": Reports from the Field
http://www.thepeacealliance.org/content/view/211/148/
[Duchess Note: Some of the New Yorkers for a Dept of Peace core team organized a "Walk for Peace" out in Long Island, and its listed at the link above. We be groovy peacemakers and we sooo rock the house!]

METS CLINCH FIRST NL EAST TITLE SINCE 1988
Ronald Blum, Associated Press
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-metsclinch&prov=ap&type=lgns
[Duchess Note - Hurray! Yahoo! You all can keep the overpaid, arrogant NY Yankees, I always cheer on the underdog. I've been a fan of the Mets since they won their first World Series on my b-day in 1969.]

SOME WEEKEND LIBERAL NEWS BROUGHT TO LIVE FROM NYC

Inconvenient Truths (for Al Gore and the Rest of the Planet)
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0917-06.htm

INTERVIEW: “GROUND TRUTH” DIRECTOR PATRICIA FOULKROD
by David DeGraw
http://www.alternet.org/blogs/video/41748

Ten Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at US
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0917-03.htm

ENOUGH OF THE 9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORIES, ALREADY
by Matthew Rothschild
We have enough proof that the Bush administration is a bunch of lying evildoers. We don't need to make it up.
http://www.alternet.org/stories/41601/

The Longer the War, the Larger the Lie
Frank Smith
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0917-27.htm

Daniel Ellsberg: Time To Drive Out The Bush Regime
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/20060916_daniel_ellsberg_drive_out_bush/
The man who gave the world the Pentagon Papers delivers an impassioned
plea to a new generation of activists to heed the lessons of Nixon and
even Hitler when taking stock of the Bush administration's nuclear ambitions.

The Prima Donnas Endangering a Democratic Victory in 2006
by David Sirota
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/0917-31.htm

BUMPER STICKER QUOTE OF THE DAY ... GEORGE W. BUSH: MAKING TERRORISTS FASTER THAN HE CAN KILL THEM

Brooklyn Peace Walk & Vigil
Sunday September 24, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
Protest Senator Schumer's Support for War
Remember Soldiers and Civilians Who Have Died

Gather at 6:30 pm, Grand Army Plaza (Prospect Park entrance)
(2 or 3 trains to Grand Army Plaza; Q train to 7th Ave)
March begins at sundown. Walk to Flatbush Ave, down 7th Ave to Carroll Street
7:30 pm: Vigil near Senator Schumer's residence, Prospect Park West and Carroll Street

At the end of this peaceful and dignified vigil, we will read the Declaration of Peace, http://declarationofpeace.org/ and the names of those who have died in the Iraq War. For more information, visit http://www.brooklynpeace.org/

Organized by Brooklyn Parents for Peace; endorsed by NYC United for Peace and Justice

RECENT STATEMENT MADE BY ACTOR SEAN PENN: ‘PULL THE TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ NOW’
Angry SEAN PENN has made a rare TV appearance to demand Americans fight to get their troops sent home from Iraq. The reclusive movie icon appeared on Thursday night's (14SEP06) LARRY KING LIVE show on international news channel CNN and stated he could see no worth in keeping US soldiers stationed in the Middle East war zone. Penn, who hit headlines when he made two fact-finding missions to Iraq before the US invasion in 2003, insists PRESIDENT GEORGE BUSH should follow former US leader RICHARD NIXON's example - when he pulled troops out of Vietnam - and seek "peace with honor."

A physically anxious Penn said, "I think the American people have a choice... It's about an eight to 10 year proposition of Iraqis and Americans and others dying in Iraq, the same amount will be dead of Iraqis innocent in 10 years without the Americans as there will with the Americans there; we'll just have more Americans dead. "So, shamefully we have to... it's what Nixon called peace with honor to get out of Vietnam.” I think that `cut and run' is something that's meant to make people feel like cowards if they do it. Well, we did make a mistake; it is time to pull our troops out. "It's time to rebuild our military because we've got a bad world and they've (politicians) inflamed terrorism around the world... so what's happened there (in Iraq) is a civil war that's going to get worse with us or without us; it's time for us to strengthen ourselves and to try to help them through diplomacy and with money."

MESSAGE FROM NY CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE JESSICA FLAGG
I haven't had time to write the thoughtful reflection about my race for Congress. Many of you helped and many sent contributions and I am very grateful for all the support you gave me. Unfortunately, I was late getting into the fundraising and came up short of being able to do the mailing I had hoped to do, so I can't help but feel that I shortchanged the campaign. I suppose I was naive about how difficult it would be to get enough small contributions to add up to what I thought was a modest goal.

That said, I finished with 17% of the vote. I made some terrific new friends and had the support of many of the stalwarts who I met during the Kucinich campaign and we are all determined to build the progressive voice in the political arena. The result isn't terrible, but of course it leaves Engel still in office. He knows however, that he is being watched and every vote he makes on the wrong side will be reported on and used to mount the next campaign run (whether mine or someone else's) and we can only hope that he will join up with the progressive caucus a little more often.

I'll write more later about the election, my experiences and my thoughts. Now however, I really want to urge you all too please send a message about Darfur to Bush and Kofi Anan through the website below. It is really desperate and I couldn't let another day go past without getting this out. www.savedarfur.org

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