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We encourage you to take these steps to ensure the safety of Americans on board The Audacity of Hope sailing for Gaza in the Freedom Flotilla. And we encourage you to pressure Israel in the way that only a nation providing Israel with billions of dollars worth of weapons every year can, by threatening to cut them off.

We look forward to your response.

In Peace,

When President Obama shut down any possibility of the U.S. Department of Justice prosecuting top U.S. officials for war crimes, Spanish courts took up the burden, until the White House leaned too heavily on the Spanish government. Pushing back was RootsAction, which organized events at Spanish embassies and consulates to thank and encourage Spain:

Spain: Please do what the U.S. won't. Prosecute torturers.

When presidents launch illegal wars, RootsAction doesn't stop to ask which party the president belongs to:

We Will Never Accept Unconstitutional War

The U.S. Constitution placed the power to make war in the hands of elected representatives in Congress. The founders feared giving war powers to an individual. Their decision leaves us, the people, to compel our Senators and Representatives to accept their responsibility.

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RootsAction is not accepting the slow de-escalation in Afghanistan:

Obama Can Be Made to Withdraw More Troops

The majority of Americans want the war in Afghanistan ended. President Obama promised a "significant" withdrawal this July. But what he announced on Wednesday amounted to withdrawing about 1 percent of U.S. personnel in July (10,000 withdrawn over six months from a total of 200,000 troops and contractors). A White House spokesperson told a conference call of reporters on Wednesday that public opinion plays no role in such decisions.

Can public opinion play any role in Congressional decisions? Obama cannot keep so many troops in Afghanistan so long if Congress refuses to pay for it. In recent weeks, the House has twice passed measures barring the use of funds for U.S. warmaking in Libya. Now before both houses is the 2012 "Defense Appropriations" bill which would dump over $100 billion into wars including Afghanistan.

Enough is enough, and Obama's "drawdown" is not enough!

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Ask Congress to deny war funding.

RootsAction is pressuring the President (and with him the media and our society) to adjust his outlook in fundamental ways:

Mr. President, Wall Street's Dollars Can't Vote

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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online (more...)
 

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I've been unhappy wit the actions of MoveOn for se... by Daniel Geery on Saturday, Jul 2, 2011 at 11:38:55 AM
I am sure Daniel, that another bureaucratic, entir... by Ned Lud on Sunday, Jul 3, 2011 at 7:11:19 AM