Cindy Sheehan (National Executive Director) 707-301-6177
Joshua Smith (National Operations Director) 214-566-2137
Robby Diesu (DC Coordinator) 631-241-6966
Enough is enough! It's time we up the ante and demand that our voices be heard and heeded. It's time that the logical and rational voices of reason get a Peace of the Action.
While the wars in Central Asia and the Middle East rage hotter and hotter, and while the suppression of our civil liberties here in the U.S. continue, Peace of the Action is demanding an immediate cessation to U.S. hostilities.
Peace of the Action will be establishing Camp OUT NOW on the lawn of the Washington Monument (with or without governmental permission) on Saturday, March 13th, (exactly 23 days from today), to be a base of operations from which we will organize and direct daily acts of Civil Resistance throughout the DC area and until our demands are officially recognized.
The first week of Camp OUT NOW, we will be holding non-violent Civil Resistance training, hosting Peace notables and being invigorated by musicians as we start building the community that we are going to need in order to help each other through the planned sustained actions.
All persons, who have had enough of "business as usual" in DC and are willing to put our anti-war, pro humanity principles into practice, are invited to come out to Camp OUT NOW and stay with us for as little or as long as you have available.
Direct acts of non-violent Civil Resistance will begin Monday, March 22nd after we have joined ANSWER Coalition in its "March on Washington" on Saturday, March 20th.
For more information please visit www.peaceoftheaction.org, call or e-mail us.
Cindy Sheehan (National Executive Director) 707-301-6177
Joshua Smith (National Operations Director) 214-566-2137
Robby Diesu (DC Coordinator) 631-241-6966
Public Option "Plan B" In the Works
You’ve probably heard the reports that some Democrats in the Senate or at least senators who caucus with the Democrats are threatening to filibuster the health care bill if it contains a public option. Sen. Joseph Lieberman [I, CT], for example, says he’ll join Republicans on a filibuster of a bill that includes a public option and isn’t willing to wiggle on his position. Other Democrats that are not supportive of the public option and have not ruled out filibustering include Sen. Ben Nelson [D, NE], Sen. Evan Bayh [D, IN], Sen. Blanche Lincoln [D, AR] and Sen. Mary Landrieu [D, LA].
The democrats in the House have already sold the American people out. They sided with the insurance companies and the corporate health care industry against the people. It really is quite despicable that these so called elected officials would continue to deny the people a just and humane health care system.
This is why Americans must stand up and make their voices heard NOW! Your chance for a fair society is being stolen from you. Use the link below to locate your Senator's telephone number in Washington. Call their office and tell them your name and address, tell them you vote, and tell them you are against the corporate health care plan that was passed in the House of Representatives. Tell them you want a plan that contains a government run public option that competes with the corporate health care monopoly and provides real health care for all Americans including the poor and unemployed.
The Bushites and the fascists haven't gone away just because Obama is in office, they are right there in the American peoples faces robbing them of trillions of dollars with the planed banking debacle, and the ten trillion dollar "never ending war" based on lies, and numerous tax 'giveaways' for corporations and the super rich.
Our government, our president and congress no longer serve the people, they have become corporate military industrial bank lackeys. In the past year Obama has given 25 trillion- $25,000,000,000,000. to the international Federal reserve banking thieves. Our so-called leaders are helping their true masters to loot America into collapse, economically bleeding and enslaving the people for generations to come. Bush removed the rules and regulations that once protected the American people, now it's a feeding frenzy for the rich and powerful, and now it's the insurance companies turn to take their pound of flesh from the American people.
The republicans bragged that they would defeat this health care bill and "break Obama" once and for all, but it's really the American people they are breaking.
If we the people do not stand up and make our voices heard this outrage will soon be passed into law. Enrollment for every working American will be mandatory and the IRS will oversee payments to the insurance companies. It means a seventy billion dollar annual increase in profits for wealthy insurance company stockholders, and grinding corporate slavery for the American people. When an individual is forced against their will to give their money to a privately owned entity, profiting wealthy stockholders and non-governmental concerns, this is slavery. The rich and powerful are using our corrupt government to force us into corporate slavery. Resist it my friends or America won’t be worth living in.
The American medical system is a government approved corporate HMO rip-off system that feeds on the people. The medical insurance companies, HMO’s profit more by denying people medical care then by providing it. In highly industrialized America, richest country on earth, some fifty thousand people die each year from treatable illnesses simply because they cannot afford to see a doctor. More than forty six million Americans are too poor to afford medical insurance, many of them working.
Isn't it time for the American people to get up off their knees and make the politicians and the bloodthirsty corporations give something back?
Contact your Senator and tell them to reject the corporate health care plan that passed in the House. Tell them you want a "government run public option" that lets all Americans go to a doctor and get proper medical care including the working poor and the unemployed, without forced corporate servitude.
Go to this link, and "Select State" from the pull down menu (not the map) and press the 'GO' button. Your State Senators names will appear at the top of the next page, then select a particular Senator by clicking directly on his name and then click the 'GO' button to access his/her office phone number and other contact information: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/
As Chris Bowers points out in openleft.com- "In both branches of Congress, Democrats already have the votes and procedural options in place to pass a public option on health insurence reform. This means it is possible to pass a public option now. It also means that if a public option does not pass as part of health care reform, it will be a because of a political calculation made by the Democratic leadership, not because there was no way to pass one."
Now is your chance Americans. The democrats are weighing their political careers and reputations against the financial gains of going along with the insurance companies and the corporate health care industry against the American people. It really is quite despicable to continue to deny the people health care and the politicians know it. None of them wants to be seen as one of the greedy bums that helped screw the people out of health care yet again. But if they don't think the people are watching they will vote against the public option and corporate special interests will have scored yet another cruel victory against the people.
This is why Americans must stand up now and make their voices heard. Use the link below to locate your congressman's telephone number in Washington. Call their offices and tell them your name and address so they will know you are a real person, and say that you are a voter and you want them to vote "YES" on the "public option".
The Bushites and the fascists haven't gone away just because Obama is in office, they are right there in the American peoples faces robbing them of trillions of dollars with the planed banking debacles, the ten trillion dollar war based on lies, and the numerous tax 'give aways' to corporations and the super rich. The republicans are already bragging that when they defeat this bill they will "break Obama" once and for all. But who are they really going to break, Obama or the American people?
The American medical system is a corporate government HMO rip-off system that feeds on the people. The medical insurance companies, HMO’s profit more by denying people medical care then by providing it. In highly industrialized America, richest country on earth, some fifty thousand people die each year from treatable illnesses simply because they cannot afford to see a doctor. More than forty six million Americans have no medical insurance, many of them working.
Make the politicians and the bloodthirsty corporations give something back. Contact your congressman and tell them you want them to vote "YES" on the "public option". If enough of the American people will let the politicians know that 'we the people' are watching them on this, just like we watch them on Social Security, the people will win this and finally all Americans instead of just the privileged will be able to go to a doctor and get proper medical care.
Go to this link, and "Select State" from the pull down menu (not the map) and press the 'GO' button. Your congerssmans names will appear at the top of the next page, then select a particular congressman by clicking directly on his name and then click the 'GO' button to access his/her office phone number and other contact information: http://www.congress.org/congressorg/dbq/officials/
from Kevin Zeese
Civil disobedience is part of a national mobilization to end insurance abuse and win real health care reform
Contact: Lacy MacAuley, (202) 445-4692, firstname.lastname@example.org
Katie Robbins, Healthcare-NOW! (330) 618-6379, email@example.com
Kai Newkirk, Mobilization for Health Care for All, (310) 703-3046, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Zeese, Prosperity Agenda, 301-996-6582, email@example.com
Washington DC – Citizens and health care providers are participating in sit-ins at health insurance offices in nine cities across the country on Thursday to call for real reform that addresses the real cause of the health care crisis, the insurance companies. Within the past 16 days, over 700 people have signed up to risk arrest by sitting down in an insurance company office and refusing to leave, demanding the immediate approval of lifesaving doctor-recommended treatment and an end to denial of care.
The actions are the start of a national movement, coordinated by the group Mobilization for Health Care for All, of people who are fed up with the state of health care in this country, fed up with the state of the health care debate in this country, and are putting themselves on the line for real health care reform. Chanting messages such as "patients not profits," participants in the actions are expected to say that insurance companies that deny people the care that they need for profit are the real death panels. They will show that the legislation currently in the limelight fails to address the real problem, the insurance companies.
The mobilization was launched two weeks ago when 17 people were arrested at an Aetna office in downtown New York City (read New York Times city blog write-up). Last week, 7 were arrested at a Cigna office in downtown Chicago (see Associated Press article). (View videos of New York sit-in and Chicago sit-in on YouTube.)
"The health care bill being voted on this week is a giveaway to the insurance industry," said Kevin Zeese, executive director of Prosperity Agenda, one of the groups that launched the national mobilization. "If it were passed, tens of millions of Americans will be forced to buy overpriced insurance, which will result in hundreds of billions in new annual revenue for the insurance industry and continued deaths and suffering due to insurance abuse and denials."
National efforts are part of the Patients Not Profit campaign of the Mobilization for Health Care for All. The mobilization was launched by several national organizations. the actions are coordinated in cooperation with local groups based in each city and give people an outlet for their frustration and even outrage about insurance company abuse. The groups advocate for Medicare for All, a public single payer health care plan that expands Medicare to cover everyone.
"This will be one of the largest campaigns of nonviolent civil disobedience since the civil rights movement," stated Kai Newkirk, national coordinator for the Mobilization for Health Care for All. "It's just beginning and will continue and build until the insurance companies no longer stand between us and the care we need."
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For more information:
Mobilization for Health Care for All Mobilization for Health Care for All
Review and Sign Petition:
Petition to Investigate Israeli Illegal Trafficking in Organs of Dead and Kidnapped Palestinian Victims
Now it is the turn of the dead, kidnapped and killed Palestinians. Their human organs, as reported in the press, can be a source of immense wealth through illegal trafficking in the world market. Israeli physicians, Medical Centres, rabbis and the Israeli army may to be involved, according to reports published in the Swedish press and criminal investigations in the United States. After Israeli physicians remove organs they think marketable, the soldiers bury the bodies in graves that carry only numbers and no names, or place them in sealed caskets and deliver them under curfew conditions to the families and supervise the digging of the graves and burial.
We call upon physicians, Medical centres and associations everywhere to condemn and boycott Israeli physicians and medical centres;
We call upon civil societies, human rights organisations and individuals, Christian, Jewish, Moslem and all other faiths, to condemn this practice and demand its immediate cessation;
We call upon the Secretary General of the United Nations to report the matter to the Security Council and demand that it be referred to the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court of Justice for action;
We call upon the Human Rights Council to extend the remit of its Special Fact Finding Commission to conduct urgent investigation of this, the latest of Israel’s violations of the human rights of the Palestinian people and the violation of the international humanitarian law and international law;
We call upon States Party to the Geneva Conventions and the Security Council to impose sanctions on Israel for its persistent violation of its obligations under the Fourth Geneva Convention;
Please visit the link and Read the rest of the petition and sign it: http://www.PetitionOnline.com/EAFORD00/petition.html
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We all know that cable news can be loud and annoying - like when Fox News host Glenn Beck called President Obama "a racist" with "a deeply seated hatred of white people."1 But now that Beck's character assassinations are beginning to impact the real world, things are getting dangerous and we need to act.
Last week, Beck claimed credit for getting Van Jones - a senior African American advisor to the President and our nation's first Green Jobs czar - to resign.2 And he's still on the warpath, spouting wild conspiracy theories and vitriolic attacks almost every night on his program.3
Nobody's denying Beck's right to free speech. But there need to be consequences for people like Beck who use the platform of cable news to destroy our ability to have a real debate about the environment, health care and the economy.
Fortunately, our friends at Color of Change have an answer. They're hitting Beck and Fox News where it hurts - in their wallet. Color of Change already has cut Beck's ad revenue in half. Sign their petition today, and force Fox to consider how much it's worth to keep Beck's poison on the air. http://colorofchange.org/beck/hold/?rf=tm
So far more than 200,000 people have signed the petition asking advertisers not to support Beck. 62 corporations have listened and moved more than $500,000 worth of advertising away from his show.
In response, Beck got nastier. Lashing out at Green-Jobs Czar Van Jones, NEA official Yosi Sergant and others for being too liberal, too close to Obama or too ideologically impure.4 Beck has made it clear he's determined to create an atmosphere in which the White House can accomplish nothing, and he's doing it partly by launching vicious smear campaigns on Obama's advisers.
But with Fox sacrificing more than half a million ad dollars a week to Beck's vitriol, there's a chance to turn this around. It's a simple matter of supply and demand: If there's no advertising demand for Beck's show, the network will have to shut him down or shut him up to cover their costs. And in the process we'll send an important message to the cable news networks that facts and tone still matter in reporting.
Sign the petition now to thank the advertisers who are standing up to Beck, and ask more to do the same.
TrueMajority / USAction
1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS8jOlY6U6o&feature=player_embedded
2 - http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/07/us/politics/07vanjones.html
3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWL-pfCao-U&feature=player_embedded
4 - http://www.voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/09/10/beck_strikes_again_yosi_sargen.html
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