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|The three women on
this year's "Jerusalem Women Speak:
Three Women, Three Faiths, One Shared Vision"
tour -- Nahla Assali, Nuha Khoury, and Michal Sagi -- are scheduled to
appear on CNN Domestic at 11:10 am and again at 11:35 am on CNN
International on Tuesday, March 23.
The women have been doing a tremendous job
speaking to audiences during the first few days of the tour.
The public schedule for the March 17-April 2
tour can be found at:
The women will also be on WFAE with Mike Collins
in Charlotte on Monday, March 22 from 9:00-10:00 am.
Organizing rally for April 23 International Day of Action Against CAT
Be a Part of the March 20 Global Day of Action
An Open Letter from the Arab-American and Muslim
Community to the US Anti-War Movement:
Ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine is
essential in the mobilization for the
March 20 world-wide anti-war
demonstrations. It should also be essential in the US demonstratons.
|March 20: The World Still Says No
MOMENTUM BUILDS FOR GLOBAL DAY OF ACTION
OUTREACH MATERIALS •
CALENDAR OF MARCH 20 EVENTS •
NEW YORK CITY PROTEST
200 U.S. Events Planned
Protests in More Than 50 Countries
Over 500 Groups Endorse Call to Action
List of Endorsers
List Your March 20 Event
Momentum is building around the world for the Global Day of Action
against War and Occupation on March 20, the one-year anniversary
of the U.S. bombing and invasion of Iraq.
On that day, people on every continent will take to the streets to
say YES to peace and NO to pre-emptive war and occupation. Joining
with growing numbers of military families and soldiers, we will
call for an end to the occupation of Iraq and Bush’s militaristic
foreign policies, and highlight the linkages between the
occupations of Iraq and Palestine. March 20 will be the first time
the world's "other superpower," as The New York Times
described us, will take center stage since February 15, when more
than 15 million people across the globe expressed their opposition
to Bush's looming war on Iraq.
The March 20 Global Day of Action has been endorsed by the
Assembly of the Anti-War Movement, the
Social Forum, and the
Hemispheric Forum Against the FTAA. A vast and diverse
array of organizations worldwide are hard at work mobilizing for
In the United States, there will be a massive protest in
New York City
plus dozens of
local and regional demonstrations across the country,
including a major protest in
Fayetteville, NC, the home of Fort Bragg.
Politically, the U.S. protests will also take on the domestic
impact of Bush's foreign policies—what some people call "the war
at home." We will express the growing opposition to the USA
PATRIOT Act, which has authorized political arrests, indefinite
detentions, domestic spying, and religious and racial profiling.
We will call for an end to the mass detentions and deportations of
innocent immigrants in the name of fighting terrorism. We will say
no to massive military spending amidst vast cuts in vital domestic
social and economic programs.
HAVE YOUR GROUP ENDORSE MARCH 20
here or call UFPJ (212-868-5545) to let us know your group
is on board.
BEGIN PLANNING LOCAL MARCH 20 ACTIONS
Bring together local groups to plan March 20 actions in your
community. Be sure to list your plans on our
calendar so we can help publicize your event to the media
and to people in your community.
An open letter and
appeal to all the concerned citizens of the state of Georgia:
This is a call to action - to speak out
for justice and political freedom!
March 20, 2004
is the first anniversary of the U.S./U.K. invasion and occupation
of Iraq. People all over the United States and in other
countries are making March 20th a day to express their anger,
frustration, and their opposition to the unjustifiable and
militaristic policies of the current U.S. administration and the
gigantic corporations which support it. In the past year alone,
these policies have taken the form of a war with Iraq and the
removal of the democratically elected government of Haiti. Two
years ago, the U.S backed an attempted coup d'etat
in Venezuela. Since September 11, 2001, the Bush administration has
installed a former oil company consultant as ruler of Afghanistan,
and Congress has enacted draconian measures restricting American
civil liberties in the name of national security.
Where there is no justice, there is no
and where there is no freedom, there is
PEOPLE are organizing and
mobilizing to become a POWERFUL VOICE again
-- a voice that must be heard and will be recognized as the
true voice of America -- demanding justice and freedom for
all. This voice, for the most part, has been dismissed and ignored
by the mainstream media -- which does not come as a surprise
considering the fact all the major radio and television stations
across this country are owned by a few giant corporations.
On March 20, 2004, major
regional demonstrations will take place in New York City,
in San Francisco, in Los Angeles, in Chicago, in Washington DC, and
in Boston ....
Here in Atlanta
on Saturday March 20th, there will be a
march and rally at noon at 1100 Spring Street. Then at 6:00 pm,
candlelight vigils will be held at several locations: on the square
in Decatur, at Woodruff Library at Clark Atlanta University, and at
the Cobb Courthouse on the Marietta Square. The names of
U.S. soldiers and Iraqis killed in this war will be read and
(For more information about
the rally and the candlelight vigils please contact the
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition at
http://www.georgiapeace.org/ or call
them at 404-522-4500.)
Please participate in these events and
other upcoming events in the state of Georgia. We have set
up a calendar of political and social
events for the year 2004 (with
contact information) to help in our own small way to get
the information out and to invite more people to take part in these
The Calendar of
Events is at the end of this e-mail. Please
take a few minutes to go over the entire calendar, which includes
events both local and national, addressing various social,
political, and environmental issues. We have tried to include events
pertaining to a wide range of interests in an effort to be of
service to people with many different concerns. We have set up a
weblog/website for this calendar and we will try to keep it
up-to-date and complete with contact information.
Through our participations in these
events, WE, the American People, are telling our government and the
rest of the world that WE DO NOT support the current policies.
mission is to tell the world that the American
people stand with the people all over this world for global economic
opportunity, environmental responsibility, social justice, and
freedom and democracy for ALL. This mission is not
dependent on the outcome of the elections in November.
Politicians come and go, but civic responsibility is ongoing.
You may be asking - who are we, and what is our
We are Marcus and Azita -- a
married couple with two children living in the Atlanta area who are
simply interested in working for peace and justice. We are not
affiliated with any organization or group. We are greatly
alarmed at the dangerous and unjust policies of our nation towards
its own citizens and the people of the world, and we feel we can no
longer sit idly by as spectators.
Our Cry for Justice and Peace for all
is not an expression of self-righteousness. It is about saving
lives. It is about saving our humanity. It is about taking control
of our lives and not feeling hopeless and helpless anymore. It is
about finding meaning and purpose in the day-to-day responsibilities
of our lives while beginning to take our share of responsibility for
humankind. In the midst of the madness and violence and destruction
that has been imposed upon us for reasons of greed and power, we
want to do our part to restore human rights and dignity -- for the
sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all those whom we love
and care about.
We are sending this
e-mail to many people and groups in the state of Georgia,
and not just peace activists and organizations. We
are sending this e-mail to religious institutions (Christian,
Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist, Bahai, etc.), local and national
humanitarian organizations, environmental groups,
civil liberties groups, youth and student organizations,
cultural and ethnic groups, political groups, labor
and farmer organizations, minority groups - African-American,
Hispanic, Asian, women, gay and lesbian groups, professors of
history, political science, sociology,and religious studies, as
well as reporters at the AJC, Creating Loafing, other local
newspapers and local TV and radio stations. We are sending it to as
many people and organizations as we can here in the state of
because we believe that our state and the
city of Atlanta can become a leading force in the rapidly
growing political and social movements of our time.
is that the existing groups and organizations and concerned
individuals with different causes and agendas will come together
to make a resounding voice that can not be ignored and will be heard
We think Atlanta is a natural center for
the rapidly growing peace movement. Atlanta is the largest
city in the Southeast, with a growing international population. It
is the birthplace of the greatest social activist of the 20th
century, Martin Luther King, Jr.
It is the site of the Carter Center, which is devoted to conflict
resolution across the globe, and of course the part-time home of
Jimmy Carter, the first U.S. president to make
human rights the centerpiece of his foreign policy. It is the home
to many people of good conscience who are already working in many
ways to make the world a better place. Furthermore, it is the site
of CNN, an international media outlet. It should be possible
to organize and hold major STREET events -- demonstrations, rallies
-- here in Atlanta like in other big cities.
As the writer Mark Harris has said,
fates are inextricably linked to the fate of the world."
We would like to hear your
questions, comments, concerns and suggestions.
If you agree with and support the content
of this message,
please forward it to as many people as
Thank you for your time,
Azita Ebrahimi & Marcus Patton
that you're getting to
your favorite part of the story, you
know exactly where you fit in. You surf the
grabbing all the beautiful flotsam that comes
your way. When you get to
shore, build a sculpture unlike anything the
world has ever seen.
Somehow your creation reflects the human
condition in all its glory.
You can see that making a difference is
in your power. You'll reach out
to those who need convincing. You'll sweep up
those who need a ride.
Saturday 20th March, 12 Noon, from Hyde Park to Trafalgar
|A year of lies: 200303 -
Outline of events leading up to
the national demonstration
Sign petition on-line Order
leaflets and posters
Coach details Send us yours:
"March On..." post-demo Club
Night @ Bar Lorca, Brixton (5pounds sterling) 261 Brixton Rod,
Buenos Aires, Mexico City,
Labour Party Spring Conference
|Time to tell the truth, Mr Blair
Saturday 13th March, 12 noon
All Saints Park, Oxford Road, Manchester
Join in the toppling of a statue of Blair
Manchester Stop the War Coalition
Words Of Mass
Tuesday 16th March, 7.30pm to 10pm
St James, Picadilly
An evening of readings by candlelight that encapsulates some
of literature's finest examples of writing in opposition to war
– in advocacy of peace and justice.
Among the readers will be Richard Wilson, Nigel Kennedy, Jude
Law, Tony Benn, Mark Steel, Ken Loach, Kate Hudson, Michael
Mansfield QC, Lindsey German, George Galloway, Mike Rosen, Paul
Foot, Bruce Kent, Michael Eavis, Kika Markham and Peter Kilfoyle.
Tickets are available (£8 waged / £6
concessions) from the Stop the War Coalition or from St. James
Box Office on
020 7381 0441.
||We are initiating a
campaign to persuade the ICC Prosecutor at the Hague to begin an
investigation of war crimes committed against Iraq and its
people. To this end there will be a
Strategy Development Meeting
Saturday 27th March, 10.30am to 4.30pm
Friends Meeting House, Euston
We hope that every group will send a representative to take
part, contribute ideas and transmit the agreed strategy back to
your group. Please
the office of the name and e-mail address of your
representative before March 23rd so that we can
send you details of the agenda and the issues to be addressed.
the International Criminal Court (Word
Activities of The Chicago
chapter of the International Solidarity Movement and the Stop CAT Coalition,
during March 2004
International Oud Virtuoso Simon Shaheen will perform March 13, 2004 in St.
Palestinian Folklore Exhibition
We would like to invite you to take a look at our proposal of the
Folklore exhibition, we hope that we can organize this exhibition in your
If you accept our proposal
In case you would like to help us to organize the above mentioned proposal,
to discuss it.
Zajel Youth Exchange Program
Public Relations Department
An-Najah National University
Phone: ++ 970 9 2381113/7
Fax: ++ 970 9 2387982
Mobile: ++972 59 201 300
Atlantans Commemorate the Death of Rachel Corrie and Call for Justice
Tuesday, 4-6 pm: Capitol, Washington Street
March 16 The First Anniversary of Rachel Corrie
|Earth, a planet
hungry for peace
apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers
(Ran Cohen, pmc, 5/24/03).
apartheid (security) wall around Palestinian population centers in
the West Bank, like a Python (Alquds, 1/25/03.