Thursday, October 26, 2006

LATEST NEWS, QUOTES & THOUGHTS ON EVENTS

THE CRY OF OUR INNER GANDHI
Robert C. Koehler, Tribune Media Services
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_bob_koeh_061025_the_cry_of_our_inner.htm
"While Republicans fight the War on Terror, grow our robust economy, and crack down on illegal immigration, House Democrats plot to establish a Department of Peace, raise your taxes, and minimize penalties for crack dealers. The difference couldn't be starker."

[Duchess Note: Like many "movements" before, such as "women's right to vote" and "civil rights", working towards peace in the world and a US Dept of Peace is a lifelong commitment. All these movements were brought forth with strength of character, deep love of humanity, intelligence and compassion for all. Learn about the campaign for a Dept of Peace and don't rely on Republican spin. Become enlightened and read more at http://www.thepeacealliance.org OR visit http://www.nyc-dop.com to learn what many New Yorkers are striving for in the name of peace. You'd be surprised, DoP campaign values are the same as those of many poor and middle class Americans. As for the ultra rich, well, they are content with the economy & war, as it favors them and no one else. Peace, truth and love is the only way. . . .]

Message From “Working Families Party” on Congressional Races Here In New York State
Almost every Congressional race for a Republican-held seat in New York is a dead heat. What we do in the 2 weeks between now and the election will decide who controls Congress. You've done a lot to get us this far. We've raised $28,000 online, and a $20,000 challenge grant pushed that total to $48,000. But with victory so close, I'm asking more of you than I ever have before. I'm asking for 100 people to make an emergency $50 donation online. The $5,000 we raise online this week will be spent on our Get-Out-The-Vote operation in the final days of the election - everything from bigger final weekend phonebanks to more door knocking to Election Day literature we hand out. Donate now: http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/support/gotv.html

We're talking to voters in Oneida County, in the Capital District, in suburban Buffalo, in central New York, on Long Island, across the state - wherever there's a challenger working to win a Republican-held seat and Take Back Congress, we're there, talking to voters and winning their votes.

In New York's 24th Congressional District, polls show Mike Arcuri (D-WFP) is getting 50% of the vote.

In New York's 29th Congressional District, polls show Eric Massa (D-WFP) is trailing freshman Rep. Kuhl 39% to 43%.

In New York's 20th Congressional District, polls show Kirsten Gillibrand is trailing Rep. Sweeney 42% to 44%.

In New York's 26th Congressional District, Jack Davis (D-WFP) has pulled ahead of Rep. Reynolds in the polls.

In New York's 3rd Congressional District, polls show David Mejias (D-WFP) is trailing Rep. King 46% to 48%.

In New York's 25th Congressional District, polls show Dan Maffei (D-WFP) is trailing Rep. Walsh 43% to 51%.

And John Hall, Stephen Harrison and Bob Johnson are riding the wave, working hard to upset entrenched incumbents.

QUOTE OF THE DAY ... Peace can not be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding ... Albert Einstein

On November 7, Be Smart: Vote for Love
Patch Adams
http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1024-32.htm

Jonathan Tasini Remembers Liberal Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone - Who Died Four Years Ago on October 25th
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-tasini/remembering-paul-wellston_b_32487.html

US, Global Publics Shun Torture
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1024-06.htm

Iraq: UK Voters Want British Troops Home by End of Year
http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/1024-07.htm

Ron McBride Urges Democrats to Join WeDemocrats
Help WeDemocrats build this base foundation, recruit another DFA member today, and be sure to have them join WeDemocrats the fastest growing group on DFA-Links and the fastest growing progressive group in the Nation. Join WeDemocrats at: http://dfalink.com/group.php?id=2043

[Duchess Note: I’ve been a member of WeDemocrats for about two weeks. I am also a member of “Democracy for NYC” [DFFNYC] and “Progressive Democrats of America” [PDA]. All three are terrific, amazing organizations populated by caring, compassionate individuals like you and I. Individuals who strive to bring America back to democracy, where the Constitution and Bill Of Rights are respected. Please, join one of these groups today, and be more active. It is an amazing feeling of empowerment & enlightenment.]

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON TALKS ABOUT “CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD” opens in theaters this Friday, October 27, 2006 and in Canada, November 10. I highly recommend that you go see the film this weekend. We need more films like this in theaters and the best way for us to support the filmmakers is to show up on opening weekend!! Let’s show the media and the studios that we will turn out to see a movie about love and compassion, not the Hollywood formula of fear and violence.

The film chronicles the dramatic journey of a down-and-out man who becomes a spiritual messenger and bestselling author. Adapted from the books by Neale Donald Walsch that inspired and changed the lives of millions worldwide, CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD tells the true story of Walsch (brilliantly portrayed by Henry Czerny) who, at the lowest point in his life, asks God some very hard questions. The answers he gets become the foundation of an internationally acclaimed book series that has sold over 7 million copies and been translated into 34 languages.

“An incredibly emotional journey” -- Deepak Chopra

Watch the trailer: http://www.cwgthemovieonline.com/

[Duchess Note: One of the wonderful individuals [Reverend Joe] I work with on the “New Yorkers for a Dept of Peace” campaign always speaks in glowing, praising terms of Neale Donald Walsch. Not only do I want to read Mr. Walsch’s books, but I very much wish to see the film. I highly recommend that others read the books or view the movie. As Gandhi said - become the change]

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