Members of Jericho & ICFFMAJ are joining with other activists and organizations to create an event connecting the struggles for War Resisters and Political Prisoners. We are currently sending out the following letter to many organizations and individuals. Be a part of this effort! Use this international energy of resistance-- from Egypt to Wisconsin-- to continue building and connecting our common cause of LIBERATION!
It was a vivid autumn evening. Americans were still grieving from the stun of 9/11, and the only entity that dared punctuate the eerily quiet streets of New York were the lurid faces of the missing, plastered across a thousand white pages on everything that could still stand in lower Manhattan. It was under this tense and mournful atmosphere that first lady, Laura Bush, took to the airwaves. It would be the first solitary address of any president’s wife in U.S. history, and Mrs. Bush would use her airtime to bolster her husband’s military campaign, Operation Enduring Freedom. Just six weeks after the US invasion of Afghanistan, Mrs. Bush spoke with confidence and pride as she described the rejoicing felt across Afghanistan with the fall of the Taliban. ?
Check out the Nov. 4 recording above to hear defenestrator collective member Colin inroduce Democracy Now's Sharif Abdel Kouddous at "The War on Words," a recent event about independent journalism and war sponsored by the Penn Arab Student Association, Penn for Palestine and Philly Against War. The event is introduced by Farah Mokhtareizadeh of Penn for Peace.
Iraqi Labor Reps Speak in Philadelphia
September 21, 7:00-9:00 pm at Friends Meeting House
Address: 4th & Arch Streets, Philadelphia, PA
CONTACT: Denice Lombard (202) 320-5588, firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Huges (217) 898-9083, email@example.com
Iraqi Labor Reps Speak on East Coast Tour on Their Way to National AFL-CIO Convention
Iraqi Labor leaders hope to make their case about the lack of labor rights in Iraq to audience of U.S. union reps and war veterans in Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C.
*Attention Antiwar Activists!*
Please forward to friends and lists!
On August 28th, we held a successful meeting at the Ethical Society to
kick off the organizing for October 17. We formed the *Philadelphia October
17 Mobilization committee*.
by Bronwyn Lepore
“War is always a betrayal. It is about betrayal of the young by the old, of cynics by idealists and of soldiers and Marines by politicians” Chris Hedges, author of War is a Force That Gives Us Meaning.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2009
CONTACT: Camilo Mejia, 786-302-8842
Paul Sullivan 202-558-4553
Mike Ferner 419-729-7273
Veterans Call For Release of Detainee Abuse Photos
Three Groups Urge Veterans to Sign Letter to President Obama
Philadelphia, PA – Three military veteran organizations are calling on the Obama Administration to release photographs depicting abuse of detainees in U.S. custody. Veterans For Peace, Iraq Veterans Against the War and Veterans for Common Sense wrote a joint letter to President Obama describing how releasing the pictures is crucial to U.S. national security, upholding international law and safe guarding democracy at home. The organizations published the joint letter and asked veterans to co-sign before it is sent to the President.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2009
CONTACT: Victor Agosto, 254-291-1102
Camilo Mejía, Iraq Veterans Against the War Board Chair, 786-302-8842
Sarah Lazare, Courage to Resist Project Coordinator, 217-816-2918
* SPC VICTOR AGOSTO AVAILABLE FOR LIMITED INTERVIEWS.
ARMY SOLDIER REFUSING AFGHANISTAN DEPLOYMENT; COURT MARTIAL LIKELY
Sign a petition to support Victor
Fort Hood, TX – Victor Agosto, a Fort Hood, Texas soldier, is publicly refusing orders to deploy to Afghanistan. "There is no way I will deploy to Afghanistan. The occupation is immoral and unjust. It does not make the American people any safer. It has the opposite effect,” Agosto told his command.