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Videos, Letters, & Announcements, March 8, 2010
Israeli Apartheid Week:
A Heated Debate Between a Palestinian & a Jewish Peace Activist, and a Jewish Israeli Zionist
IMMI Iceland Adopts Law Protecting Journalists and News Organizations
7th Anniversary of Rachel Corrie: March 16th
There is a quiet battle going on for the memory of a young American woman who could have been anyone's daughter. On one side there are those who would like to erase her from history; her actions, her beliefs, her murder. On the other side are those who feel her shining principles should be praised, her courage honored, her death grieved. On this side are those who believe that heroism is noble, bravery admirable, and compassion for others the most fundamental form of morality.
On March 16th, 2003, two Israeli soldiers drove a house-crushing bulldozer over her twice, crushing her into the Gaza dirt. She had spent several hours in front of a family home in Palestine, pleading with Israeli soldiers not to demolish their home. They didn't (until later); they demolished her instead.
Her friends rushed to her screaming. They dug her out of the dirt. her
last words were, "My back is broken."
Read more about Rachel Corrie:
UK GOVERNMENT POSTPONES ATTACK ON UNIVERSAL JURISDICTION
NEW CONSULTATION UNTIL APRIL 6TH 2010.
What are you doing on International Women's Day?
This Monday, March 8, for International Women's Day, we are banding with Women for Women International as part of their Join Me on the Bridge campaign. Women will be joining in solidarity on bridges around the world to demonstrate how women have the power to say no to war and build bridges of peace and justice. When you join together on a bridge in your community, you are connected to the women of Iraq, Sudan, Nigeria, Bosnia Kosovo, and beyond.
We find it especially moving that thousands of women will meet on the bridge between the Congo and Rwanda, lands that have been wracked with war for a decade, lands where women have suffered on an unimaginable scale, where rape, violence and loss of loved ones are constant threats. Imagine all these strong, resilient women together, showing that a more peaceful future is possible.
Join us on the Bridge! To learn more about the campaign and find or create a march on a local bridge, click here. Be sure to print out our bridge image and take a picture of yourself on the bridge holding the sign. If there are no bridges in your area, you can link hands and create a human bridge! Send your photos here and any video of your event here. We'd love to know how it went--email us with a quick report back about your action!
Come to DC! If you can get to DC, we are planning a weekend of trainings and events to honor International Women's Day and build more bridges for peace. Click here to find out more.
March 17-20 Actions: Later in the month we are honoring the Iraq War's 7th anniversary March 17-20 with a whole line up of actions. Check out the schedule here!
International Women's Day is a day for women around the globe to celebrate our power, our voice, in all of its fierceness and compassion. Together, we can create the world we want to see!
See you on the bridge! Dana, Emily, Farida, Gael, Gayle, Janna, Jodie, Medea, Nancy, Rae and Whitney
Have you heard about the woman-founded Coffee Party movement to counter the irrationality of the Tea Party movement? To honor these seeds (make that beans!) of change, join the March 13th kick off and bring the message of peace to the party!
Help Kucinich Use War Powers Act to Force Afghanistan Debate
This week, Representative Kucinich plans to introduce a privileged resolution invoking the War Powers Act to force the President to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan this year. Because it will be a privileged resolution, Congress will be forced to debate the issue of the open-ended U.S. war and occupation in Afghanistan.
Ask your Representative to be an original co-sponsor of Representative Kucinich's resolution by using the form below.
The March for America, March 21, 2010
"The March for America: Change Takes Courage Good Jobs and Full Citizenship for ALL America's Families."
"The March for America: Change Takes Courage Good Jobs and Full Citizenship for ALL America's Families." Thank you for your interest in participating in the "The March for America: Change Takes Courage Good Jobs and Full Citizenship for ALL America's Families."
As 2010 slips into March, the urgency for action on comprehensive immigration reform only grows. It's time to pick it up a few notches. On March 21st thousands of workers, families, immigrants and allies are mobilizing to Washington, DC to make sure our voices get heard. We're telling the White House and Congress that the time is now, and there is no turning back on the promises they've made.
GALEO & GLAHR are coordinating buses to leave from the Metro Atlanta area on Saturday, 3/20/10, late in the PM. The march will be in Washington DC on Sunday, 3/21/10. We will then leave DC after the March to return to the Metro Atlanta area by early morning on Monday, 3/22/10. More details will be posted on www.galeo.org under "EVENTS" section of the website.
ONLY from Wednesday, 3/3/10 until Friday, 3/12/10, 2:00 PM, there will be a special rate of $25.00 per person. Those who have already paid will have the option to donate the rest or bring additional people with them at this special rate. This was made possible by a special subsidy rate with the Reform Immigration for America organization. Please follow this link for the special rate:
http://tinyurl.com/GALEOtoDC-Special Volunteer opportunities are available to help defray the cost. Please ask Maria Duarte, maria@... for more information. Please sign up today and reserve YOUR SPOT!
http://tinyurl.com/GALEOtoDCTo reserve a spot with GLAHR, please contact Adelina Nichols at 770.457.5232 770.457.5232. Same cost for the GLAHR bus. Payment may also be made by check: GALEO P.O. Box 29506 Atlanta, GA 30359
DONATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO ATTEND TO HELP DEFRAY THE COSTS FOR THE PARTICIPANTS AND/OR PROVIDE SOME VOLUNTEERS WITH SOME SUPPORT TO ATTEND THE RALLY.
Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition - Atlanta
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