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Anti War Activist March - May 13th (Obama antiwar reminder)

Written by Subject: Obama Administration
 
 
Also see the announcement below regarding: (1) cancellation of the disarmament picnic; (2) request to call in on Afghanistan; and (3) George Galloway speaking engagement,
 
 
 
Please widely circulate this announcement!

 

REMIND PRESIDENT OBAMA

HE PROMISED CHANGE 

WHEN HE SPEAKS AT ASU’S 2009 COMMENCEMENT

THIS WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2009 AT SUN DEVIL STADIUM

 

    Activist march starts gathering at

    3:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 13, at the

    light rail Tempe Transit Center, 200 E.

    Fifth Street, near Forest & College

    Avenue.  Our march and vigil will continue between 3:30  p.m and 7:30 p.m. at or near the southeast corner of Veterans Way and College Avenue, Tempe.  

 

Free "War is Costly, Peace is Priceless" T-shirts given to participants.

 

It will be hot.  Bring water, hat and sun tan lotion.

 

Traffic will be congested near the stadium.  Take public transportation or get dropped off nearby and walk.
 

British parliament member George  Galloway will be speaking this Monday, May 18th
 
 at the  Al-Nakba commemoration second annual conference
 
organized by CARAMA-Coalition of Arabs and Muslims in America Arizona Chapter
 
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Fiesta Fountain Banquet Hall.
 
316 S. Longmore, Mesa, AZ
 
Tickets are $25 per person $20 for students
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PESIDENT OBAMA PROMISED CHANGE.  REAL CHANGE WOULD INCLUDE BRINGING OUR TROOPS HOME FROM IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN!  THE AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ QUAGMIRES ARE COSTING US $100,000 PER MINUTE!

 

As May 13 gets closer double-check for any changes or more specifics at www.azpeace.org call 480-894-2024 or e-mail endthewarcoalition@cox.net

 

Read up on the war and alternatives to escalation at www.rethinkafghanistan.com  and www.getafghanistanright.com

 

Sponsored by END THE WAR COALITION

 

 

 

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Unfortunately the Disarmed Forces Day Picnic has been canceled for this Sunday, May 17th.  But the effort to continue to end the wars and create peace goes on! Call in tomorrow on Afghanistan - Liz sent this notice with background reading. Thanks!



End the War in Afghanistan: Join National Call-In Day

Next week, your representative will vote on legislation that would use tens of billions of your tax dollars to expand the war in Afghanistan.
On the eve of this vote, on Tuesday, May 12, FCNL is joining with other national organizations to flood Congress with phone calls urging representatives to vote against spending more money on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Please join in this national call-in day.

The president's supplemental funding request is not designed to wind down and end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rather than voting for more money for war, Congress should insist on an exit strategy for Afghanistan and invest in the long-term diplomacy and development assistance that will lead to a comprehensive and stable peace in the region.

Take Action

FCNL has established a toll-free number (800-517-5696) to make it easy for you and your friends to call Congress. The national call-in day is Tuesday, but the number is working now if you'd like to make your call sooner. Find out more about the call-in day.

Tell your friends about the call-in day and download this flyer to pass out in your neighborhood, meeting, or church.

Twitter icon Follow us on Twit ter to get updates on the call-in day and the vote.

Background
Read FCNL's letter to Congress on the president's war supplemental request.
Pelosi Won’t Back Obey’s Call for Timelines in War SupplementalMay 6, 2009
   by Congressional Quarterly

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday she won’t support any timelines for making progress in Afghanistan or Pakistan as Congress considers a 2009 military supplementary spending bill, putting her at odds with her chairman of the Appropriations panel. Speaking to reporters, Pelosi, D-Calif., praised President Obama for emphasizing military and reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan and said the new president needs an unspecified period of time to see if his strategy can work. “The president now has to take the time that is necessary to keep the American people safe, to stabilize the region, and to20do so in a way that makes everyone who has an interest in the stability of Afghanistan to — to make an investment there,” she said. “So how long will it take? I don’t know, but it is essential to our security that we fight terrorism there,” she added. In opposing a timeline, Pelosi took a position contrary to that of Appropriations Committee Chairman David R. Obey , who says he wants to see progress within a year. Pelosi said Obey was “speaking his own opinion.” Obey’s committee plans to mark up the supplemental legislation on Thursday. It is expected on the House floor next week. Pelosi, who vigorously opposed the Iraq War and tried repeatedly to attach a timeline for withdrawal from Iraq to supplemental spending legislation enacted under President George W. Bush , also appealed to her fellow anti-war Democrats to support Obama’s spending proposal. She said they should keep in mind that in addition to Obama’s new strategy, the president also has said he will end the Bush administration practice of funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through supplementals. Democrats charged that using supplementals shielded the true costs of the wars. “My message to my members is, this is it,” she said. “The president has refocused our efforts in Afghanistan. He’s made this request. He has a path to ending the war in Iraq. That will happen. So we have a plan for both places, and this is the president’s request to fund t hat. I hope you can

 
 
 
 
 
              
           
 
 
 
 


--- On Thu, 5/7/09, Joe Volk, FCNL wrote:

From: Joe Volk, FCNL
Subject: End the War in Afghanistan: Join National Call-In Day
To: "Liz Hourican"
Date: Thursday, May 7, 2009, 1:47 PM


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Call 800-517-5696 On May 12
End the War in Afghanistan: Join National Call-In Day

Next week, your representative will vote on legislation that would use tens of billions of your tax dollars to expand the war in Afghanistan.
On the eve of this vote, on Tuesday, May 12, FCNL is joining with other national organizations to flood Congress with phone calls urging representatives to vote against spending more money on the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Please join in this national call-in day.

The president's supplemental funding request is not designed to wind down and end the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rather than voting for more money for war, Congress should insist on an exit strategy for Afghanistan and invest in the long-term diplomacy and development assistance that will lead to a comprehensive and stable peace in the region.

Take Action

FCNL has established a toll-free number (800-517-5696) to make it easy for you and your friends to call Congress. The national call-in day is Tuesday, but the number is working now if you'd like to make your call sooner. Find out more about the call-in day.

Tell your friends about the call-in day and download this flyer to pass out in your neighborhood, meeting, or church.

Twitter icon Follow us on Twitter to get updates on the call-in day and the vote.

Background
Read FCNL's letter to Congress on the president's war supplemental request.


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1 Comments in Response to

Comment by Bob Smiley
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At least you have a right to listen to Mr. Galloway speak unlike canada where he is refused entry by our ultra right wing minister of foreign affairs, Cannon. As far as I**Q**m concerned Cannon is definitely loose (in the head).


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