Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Stop Funding War - Start Investigations – Take Action! [Message from Progressive Democrats of America]
A Majority of Americans Want the U.S. Out of Iraq and Officials Held Accountable for Their Actions

The peace movement has been right since before the war began, and should be listened to now about how to end this war and prevent future ones. The peace movement includes the majority of Americans, who have told pollsters they oppose the war and who voted accordingly on Nov. 7, 2006. We have two main requests, and we have majority opinion and an active movement behind them:

* No More Funding for This War
* Investigate the Case Made for This War and the Way It's Been Conducted

We urge every member of the House and Senate to pursue these investigations in order to restore the rule of law and a system of checks and balances to our government. We believe we will best be able to move forward and avoid the same mistakes in the future if we complete a thorough public review of the conduct of the executive branch during the course of this war and the lead-up to it. Adopting an inside/outside strategy, activists should meet with their Congressional Representatives while others should rally outside their offices. Visit this link for more info: http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/88

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The Bush administration is not just beating a dead horse in Iraq -- it's betting all our tax money on it.

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Jimmy Carter Speaks A Simple Truth About Palestinian Apartheid
By Chris Hedges, The Nation
There's nothing outrageous or bigoted about Jimmy Carter's book arguing that Palestinians are victims of apartheid, as critics are claiming. If anything, Carter mutes his case.

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A Parable For Our Times
Bill Moyers

The pendulum of power swung in the U.S. Congress. Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo were elected by wide margins. Is the time for progressive change finally here? Come find out what's on PFAW's agenda for 2007 and find out how you can get more involved at our Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday, January 9. People For the American Way staff will discuss our priorities for the new year and our plan to ensure newly elected officials keep to their word and enact the progressive change they've promised-we'll need your help! Light food and refreshments will be served. Space is limited so please RSVP to Andrew Meade at 212-420-0440 x20

What: A Town Hall Meeting to discuss PFAW's priorities for the New Year
When: January 9, 2007 at 6:30 pm.
Where: People For the American Way, Northeast Regional Office, 149 5th Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10010
Contact: Andrew Meade 212-420-0440 x20


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