Philly Against War organized a march
call attention to our two primary objections to US policy: The wars in
Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan and the diversion of money needed for
human needs to warfare and corporate greed.
Our set of secondary demands:
- End war crimes including torture,
Prosecute the war criminals!
- End US Support for the Israeli
Occupation of Palestine! End the siege of Gaza!
- US Hands off Iran, Latin
Americaand North Korea!
- Self-determination for all
oppressed peoples and nations.
- Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Their well-illustrated story is at the Honduras Delegation
Wow! The US is considering deploying
to Afghanistan?!?! It's not at all clear
that al Qaeda has any desire to establish a significant presence
in Afghanistan, so that
be the reason the US wants to ramp up the war there. What's even
is that Afghans would welcome al Qaeda back into their
country under any circumstances.
Delegation from U.S. to Honduras
At the offices of the Center for Constitutional Rights in New York,
an Oct. 5 news conference announced that a 12-person delegation would
arrive Oct. 7 in Tegucigalpa for a fact-finding mission. The delegation
includes political and religious activists, community organizers, labor
unionists, students and youths.
of Atomic Scientists
takes a look at the state of nuclear
disarmament. They report mixed reviews, many hopeful signs "the April
speech of U.S. President Barack Obama in Prague and positive
negotiations related to a START follow-on treaty," but also many
disappointments "the international community hasn't been able to
achieve such progress
because of a lack of consensus, political will, and the ineffectiveness
of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)."
Last week, the UN
Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict, headed by Justice
a former member of the South African Constitutional Court and former
Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunals for the former
Yugoslavia and Rwanda, released a 575-page report documenting
violations of human rights and international law, war crimes, and
possible crimes against humanity committed before, during, and after
Israel's December 2008-January 2009 assault on the occupied Gaza Strip.
Campaign to end the Israeli Occupation
Lots of rain at the beginning and a
little at the end, but generally the weather was good enough. Oh, and
there was supposed to be a whole set of right-wingers in town carrying
out "tea parties," protesting media
We didn't see any sign of any such protesters.
PN3(Ret), USN, 1991-2001. Done a number of clerical-type jobs. Computer "power user," my desktop is a Windows machine, but my laptop is an Ubuntu Linux.
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