PHILLY AREA ACTION:
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
PHILLY AREA ACTION:
KUCINICH FOR PRESIDENT :Impeachment & Fund Raiser
Location: Home of Debi & Steve Richter
101 Alter St (corner of Washington & Front sts--Across from Rizzo Rink), Philadelphia, PA 19147 US
When: Wednesday, August 22, 7:30PM / Phone: 215-467-2153
WHY YOU SHOULD COME:
"The five-term congressman from Ohio is the only Democratic presidential candidate who was in Congress in 2002 and voted against authorizing military action against Iraq. In January 2007, he criticized the troop increase --saying it would mean "more anger toward the U.S., more support for the insurgency, more instability---at a time when there is a general agreement---that the solution in Iraq must be political not military."
"It would be difficult to find anyone, much less a candidate for President, that is as much in line with the real needs of real people, the average, above average and under average American who has to work for a living, pay for their family's needs, support their communities, and lend a hand for those less fortunate."
"Unlike other campaigns, Kucinich for President does not accept contributions or political support from big corporations, lobbyists or political action committees. This is truly a campaign by the people and for the people, so your support is imperative to our success.
Please, join us in striving towards what is best for this country by joining us on August 22nd."
Strength Through Peace,
Marlena Santoyo & The Philadelphia & Suburbs Kucinich Team
* (And, if that doesnt convince you, watch this.) Dick Cheney is right - (Absolutley stunning!)
Grandparents (Bubbies & Zaydes) for Peace in the Middle East
- Plan to join us any Friday on S 15th Street above Locust AT NOON.
- Vigil and witness for justice and peace in Palestine/Israel.
There are Palestinians and Israelis who truly want peace. They need our help! Our weekly vigils have been dedicated for the past 6 years to supporting all of these efforts!
We do NOT believe that current US policy and tacit support of expansion of West Bank settlements and the construction of segregated roads and checkpoints are aids to peace!
HRC Volunteers Needed at Allentown's Pride in the Park
In 31 states you can be fired for being gay, lesbian or bisexual. In 39 states you can be fired for being transgender. Join HRC in Allentown at Pride in the Park and learn what you can do to pass critical legislation to end employment discrimination. Volunteers are needed all day, so please join us for 30 minutes, an hour or more!
Cedar Beach Park/ Hamilton & Ott Streets/ Allentown, PA
Sunday, August 19, 2007/ Noon - 6:00 pm
We need your help! For more information on how to donate your time during Pride in the Park, contact Charles Mumford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-459-3315.
For more information about Allentown's Pride in the Park, go to: www.prideglv.org
For more information about ENDA, go to: www.passENDAnow.org_
Healthcare Forum Norristown, August 22, 7 PM
There will be a Working Families Win healthcare forum in Norristown
next Wednesday, Aug. 22 at 7 pm.
The location is the George Washington Carver Community Center, 249 Jacoby St
Don't hesitate to contact me with questions or comments.
Phila Back, Organizer/ Working Families Win/ 610-334-5563/ Phila_Back@verizon.net
Expanded Weavers Way Farmers' Market
Dear Local Food Supporters,
The Weavers Way Farmers' Market opened in late May with Aaron R.
Stoltzfus and his wife Mary bringing their Lancaster County farm
products and those from nearby farms. The market is open from 3 to 7
pm every Thursday on Carpenter lane in front of the school on
Carpenter Lane at Greene Street.
In July, the Weavers Way farm at Aubury Arboretum began selling its
surplus vegetables at the market .We add another farm to this market: Fruitwood
Orchards from Monroeville New Jersey. This farm specializes in fruit
trees and honey and also grows a number of garden vegetables.
To support the additional growers we must get the word out for
residents of Mt. Airy and the Weavers Way community to patronize
these farmers so that they get new customers and are not competing
with each other for the current customer base. With new customers,
the market can grow. If the customer base does not grow, sales may
not be enough to support all the farmers and one or more may leave.
So, I encourage you to come to the market every Thursday
to see the wealth of farm products that these hard working farmers
bring into the city for you.
...Bob Pierson, Farm to City & Meenal
GRANNY PEACE BRIGADE PHILADELPHIA Calendar Notice:
Tuesday, August 21, 2007: Granny Peace Brigade Action near University of Penn campus at 40th and Locust Streets, from 5:30 to 7:00 PM will be distributing palm cards.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007:
Will be distributing palm cards and asking people to make telephone calls outside the Ritz Movie Theater, 2nd and Walnut Sts., at 6:45 PM. The documentary film, "No End in Sight," is now showing at the Ritz movie theater. It highlights how those serving under Rumsfeld in the Dept. of Defense agonized about what was happening in Iraq. Of course, you will want to see the movie if you have not done so yet. Contact: Helen Evelev at email@example.com or call her at (215) 351-2225.
Thursday, August 23, 2007: Granny Meeting, Friends Center (15th and Cherry Sts.), 10 AM to Noon. Helen Evelev will facilitate. Please send her your Agenda Items by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (215) 351-2225.
Saturday, August 25, 2007: Peace and Justice Coalition is sponsoring a People's March for Peace, Equality, Jobs, and Justice in Newark, New Jersey. United for Peace and Justice strongly encourages its members (that includes us) to participate.
Buses leave from Camden at 9 AM (be there by 8:45 AM), from The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception parking lot (Broadway and Federal St. in downtown Camden) and return by 7 PM, cost = $20 (or what you can pay) roundtrip. To reserve a seat, contact Norm Cohen at (609) 601-8583. To drive to the parking lot: take the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, stay in the right-hand lane and take the first exit to Camden (this is Broadway), drive to Federal and park in the parking lot. For a Granny carpool, contact: Jeanne Allen by phone at (215) 248-2231. To get to the parking lot by public transportation: take the PATCO subway at 8th and Market St. in Philly, get off at the Broadway stop in Camden, (location of the WRTC = Walter Rand Transportation Center), walk north on Broadway to Federal.
The march in Newark begins at Noon at Lincoln Park and Broad Street. It commemorates the 44th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, the 40th anniversary of the Newark Rebellion, and the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Saturday, October 27, 2007: United for Peace and Justice National Actions (happening in 9 Regional Locations). Grannies will be participating, in coalition with other groups, in the New Jersey/Philadelphia section of this action. See below for details.
Granny Peace Brigade Philadelphia www.GrannyPeaceBrigadePhiladelphia.org
Be Part of the "Moms on the Move" audience with Mothers In Charge
Show your support for Mothers In Charge on August 22 from 3 pm - 5 pm by being a part of the "Moms on the Move" live audience at the QVC studios in West Chester, PA.
Mothers In Charge has been chosen by "Moms on the Move" producer Linda Swain to share our stories of losing loved ones to violence and how we have turned that pain into promoting peace within our homes, schools, and communities.
Please let us know at your earliest convenience if you will be joining us for this event.
Click here to visit Moms on the Move <http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?t=jumiqdcab.0.fvxsrdcab.kltt5wbab.6853&ts=S0270&p=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.momsonthemove.com>
Health Care Coalition Meeting- Aug. 23 10AM - John Dodds
The next meeting of the Health Care Coalition will be held on Thursday, August 23 at 10 AM at PUP, 1201 Chestnut St. room 702, Philadelphia, PA 19107. We need to plan for the fall efforts to win a real reform in health care in PA. Hope to see you then.
Also, the meeting of the State Coalition, Pennsylvanians for Affordable Health Care will be held tomorrow August 15 at 11 AM at 231 State St. at the AFL-CIO building in Harrisburg, 8th Floor. Lunch will be served.
Operation Ajax Peace Event
Sunday August 19, 2007 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Near Senator Arlen Specter's Home: West Schoolhouse Lane (between Henry Avenue and Gypsy Lane) in East Falls, Philadelphia, PA 19129 Phone: 215-843-4256
On August 19, 1953, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (C.I.A.) overthrew the elected government of Mohammed Mosaddeq, prime minister of Iran, who had nationalized the Iranian oil industry. The C.I.A. had used the cryptonym "Operation Ajax" for this event.
Twenty-one peace groups want Senator Specter to cut off funding for the U.S. occupation of Iraq and to bring the troops home, now.
For more information, please contact <email@example.com> and 215-843-4256.
People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo/ Annual Labor Day Picnic
Out of Iraq-Single Payer Health Care-Support the 2007 PWW Fund Drive
Monday, September 3, 2007, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
5519 Morris Street, Phila., PA, 215-848-9343
$5 Donation: Includes one platter/ Additional Food and Drink for sale
Please join us and bring friends and family!
Sponsored by Friends of the People's Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo
4515 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143/ 215-222-8895
Brandywine Peace Community Regional Plans for September - October,
Throughout September, mass marches and nonviolent civil disobedience to
stop the war are planned in Washington, DC. You can get a fuller picture
of these at www.bigseptember.org , a clearinghouse for anti-war actions
planned for September in the nation's capital.
Visit www.brandywinepeace.com for upcoming Brandywine Peace Community
calendar of anti-war demonstrations and nonviolent resistance in
*"DIE-IN", September 17, 5PM, west side/Phila. City Hall, 15th &
Market, Phila., PA, as part of Declaration of Peace Week, Sept. 14 - 21
and in response to U.S. Military Commander in Iraq, General Petraeus'
scheduled report to Congress on the war and the "progress of the surge".
*"STOP THE FLOW OF WAR TO IRAQ" demonstration at the Port of
Philadelphia,- Saturday, October 6 ("Columbus Day" weekend) beginning
with Noon Vigil at Columbus Boulevard & Commons (across from "UNITED
STATES" landmark ocean liner) followed by a short procession to and rally
at Packer Avenue Marine Terminal, Columbus Boulevard & Oregon Avenue.
(The Port of Philadelphia is one of the key "strategic" shipping ports
for the maritime shipment of weapons and military equipment to Iraq.)
Brandywine Peace Community ,610-544-1818, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brandywinepeace.com
Senator Joseph Biden / Promises to Keep
Monday, August 27 (12 noon) FREE
As a United States Senator since 1973, Joe Biden has been an intimate witness to the major events of the past four decades-from the Vietnam War to the fall of the Berlin Wall to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. In Promises to Keep, Biden movingly recounts growing up in a staunchly Catholic multigenerational household in Wilmington, Delaware; marriage, fatherhood, success and failure in the Senate and on the campaign trail; and his leadership of powerful Senate committees. Author Events are held at the Central Library at 19th & Vine Streets. Doors open 45 minutes before each presentation. Books are sold at each program and a book signing with the author follows each event, unless noted.
Call (215) 567-4341 or visit Author Events for information. email@example.com
MOVING IN? STUDENTS: SHOP AT UHURU FURNITURE!!
<http://www.apedf.org/> 1220 Spruce St., Center City
Philadelphia, PA 19107 / 215-546-9616
Tues.-Sun 11:30am-7:00pm- Closed Mondays
sofas . dressers . futons . desks . beds
electronics . tables and chairs . collectibles
And much more all for sale.
Everything you need to furnish your place.
WE DELIVER! <http://www.apedf.org/>
When you shop at Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles
100% of the profits benefit the
African People's Education & Defense Fund
* Positively impacting the transformation for
African people around the world. * Defending the human and civil
rights of the African community. * Addressing the grave disparities
in education, health, and economic development of the African community.
Have furniture you would like to donate? We also make Free and Fast pickups!
Stop in or give us a call today for more information!
NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL ACTION:
[UFPJ] Sept. conf. of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
The U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation ( http://www.endtheoccupation.org/ ) is excitied to announce its 6th Annual National Organizers' Conference, September 7-10 in Arlington, Virginia. The conference is being sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine at George Mason University ad will take place at the Arlington Campus of George Mason University.
To become a member group of the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation, please click http://www.endtheoccupation.org/modinput4.php?modin=2 and read more about how we can work together to bring about an end to Israel's illegal occupation of the Palestinian Territories! Please be advised that only organizations can vote at the Annual Conference.
It's not too early to start making your plans to attend this year's conference. For conference FAQ's, logistical details, registration, a draft agenda, a list of member organizations in good standing, and a form for Steering Committee nominations, please click http://endtheoccupation.org/article.php?list=type&type=189 u
Join UFW in Calling for Agricultural Industry to Stop Violating
Farm Workers' Rights.
July flew by for many of us. However, for San Joaquin Valley
farm workers, July brought on 31 days of struggle. In July,
worker endured expose to toxic pesticides through two major
poisonings; experienced heat law violations on a daily basis and
were cheated by growers and foremen out of their already meager wages.
Please stand up for these brave workers who took the huge step
of speaking up for themselves and fighting a corrupt system.
Tell Cal-OSHA enough is enough. Something
needs to be done about growers ignoring the law.
Tell-A-Friend: Every e-mail sent makes a difference. Please help
us spread the word about this campaign. Forward this message to
at least 10 friends or family and ask them to send an e-mail too.
Stop Verizon from Selling Out Rural Customers!
Sometime this fall, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)
will decide whether to approve the sale of Verizon's landlines
in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont to North Carolina-based
FairPoint Communications. The sale gives Verizon an easy way to
abandon its less profitable rural landline customers, while
retaining more profitable wireless and large business customers.
Verizon picked tiny FairPoint because of an obscure tax loophole
that allowed them to avoid paying up to $700 million on the sale!
If approved, the proposed Verizon sale to FairPoint sets a
dangerous precedent with national implications for all rural
areas. Fill out your name and address information to tell to the
Federal Communication Commission to Stop the Sale!*
Note: After this petition is submitted to the FCC it will be
*To protect yourself, if you are an employee of Verizon or
FairPoint working in Maine, New Hampshire or Vermont, please do
not sign or send this email to the FCC.
Sign this petition via the web at:
Visit the web address below to tell your friends about this.
We encourage you to take action by September 2, 2007
Tell the FCC: Stop the Sale of Verizon to FairPoint
MADRE Alert: Reshape Food Aid: Reach More People | Support Local Farmers
The UN World Food Program found that it was able to obtain 75 percent more corn to feed hungry families in Africa between 2001 and 2005 by buying corn from local farmers in Kenya, Uganda, and Zambia instead of from US factory farms.
Yet, the current US Farm Bill requires that all federal food aid be produced in the United States and shipped abroad by US companies. As a result, transportation and overhead account for up to 65 percent of the budget for food aid. Since 2002, rising shipping costs have meant a 43 percent decline in the amount of food distributed as aid. And because food aid must be bought, packaged, and shipped in the US, it can take months to reach people in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, where most US food aid goes.
This system also undermines long-term solutions to world hunger by dumping US-grown food on countries where local farmers could be providing comparable resources. Instead of using US tax dollars to buy food exclusively from corporate-owned US farms that already receive billions in government subsidies, food aid should be purchased from local farmers in the Global South.
MADRE supports a proposal for the new Farm Bill that would allow 25 percent of emergency resources to be spent on food grown by people in the country or region where aid is needed, rather than by large-scale US factory farms. Unfortunately, the House of Representatives dropped this provision from its version of the Farm Bill. But in September, the Senate is scheduled to debate the bill. Make sure that your Senator goes back to Washington from their current Congressional recess having heard from you and your friends about the importance of distributing US food aid efficiently and equitably.
Call your US Senators and tell them:
- Your name and address (to confirm that they represent you in Congress).
- The Senate should support a provision to allow up to $300 million of food to be bought near the places in crises during emergency food distributions.
- Food aid should aim to meet urgent needs and promote long-term solutions to world hunger.
- Food aid should not be driven by the interests of US agribusiness and shipping companies.
Call the Senate switchboard at 202.224.3121 OR 800-828-0498
Regional Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Region with Witness for Peace
Interested in a part-time Organizing job with Witness for Peace in the Delaware Valley region then
Click here: idealist.org - Regional Organizer, Mid-Atlantic Region
Green Tea for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Here's another intriguing preliminary study: this one, from the University of Michigan, suggests that green tea - or at least its active ingredient - can help relieve some of the inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease in which the joints are attacked by the body's immune system. Investigators took cells from the lining of tissue that surrounds the joints of RA patients and exposed them in the lab to epigallocatechin-3 gallate (EGCG) and then added in immune system substances known to damage joints. They found that EGCG suppressed these substances, blocking their harmful activity. It also blocked production of a prostaglandin compound known to influence joint inflammation. While researchers said that it's too soon to recommend drinking green tea specifically to ease the pain of rheumatoid arthritis, they noted that since green tea has other proven health benefits, drinking it certainly wouldn't hurt. In fact, when commenting on this study, another investigator who has looked at green tea as a means of protecting against autoimmune diseases recommended sipping three or four eight ounce cups per day continuously to keep blood levels of EGCG constant. The Michigan study was presented on April 29, 2007 at an Experimental Biology meeting.
The 23rd Sigh- Anonymous
Bush is my shepherd; I dwell in want.
He maketh logs to be cut down in national forests.
He leadeth trucks into the still wilderness.
He restoreth my fears.
He leadeth me in the paths of international disgrace for his ego's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of pollution and war,
I will find no exit, for thou art in office.
Thy tax cuts for the rich and thy media control, they discomfort me.
Thou preparest an agenda of deception in the presence of thy religion.
Thou anointest my head with foreign oil.
My health insurance runneth out.
Surely megalomania and false patriotism shall follow me all the days of thy term,
And my jobless child shall dwell in my basement forever.
* What does the Army do with a private who can't be persuaded to load his gun?
* Boycott movement targets Israel, George Bisharat
Ruth writes: Dear Friends: This is one of the clearest statements I have seen about the issue of bringing economic pressures to bear in opposing Israeli human rights violations. I am particularly impressed by his refutation of the "worst first" argument. Let's keep this in mind as we examine how we can best take action. When does a citizen-led boycott of a state become morally justified?
* FOCUS | Fatigue Cripples US Army in Iraq
Peter Beaumont reports for Sunday's UK-based Observer newspaper that "exhaustion and combat stress are besieging US troops in Iraq as they battle with a new type of warfare. Some even rely on Red Bull to get through the day. As desertions and absences increase, the military is struggling to cope with the crisis."
* Good Ol' Bill, The Liberal Hero August 08, 2007 By John Pilger
Clinton is able to make a shed load a money because he is contrasted with
the despised Bush as the flawed good guy who did his best for the world and
brought economic boom to the US - the fabled American dream no less. Both
notions are finely spun lies. What Clinton and Blair have most in common is
that they are the most violent leaders of their countries in the modern era;
that includes Bush. Consider Clinton's true record:
Cheney Urging Strikes On Iran
Analysts See 'Simply Incredible' Shrinking of Floating Ice in the Arctic
Global Warming Enabled Russia's Arctic Land Grab, and Now It Could Get Worse
Daniel Ellsberg | A Personal Vision for Cindy Sheehan's Campaign
John Dean | The So-Called Protect America Act
Helen Thomas | Yet Again, The Democrats Roll Over
Human Rights First: ABA Slated to Vote on Resolution Condemning Executive Order on CIA Interrogations
Institute For Public Accuracy: One Million Iraqis Killed?
Poll: Iraqis Prefer Not to Let Foreign Companies Steal Their Oil
* In the Beginning God Created Broccoli
Posted by: "charles sherrouse" firstname.lastname@example.org yippeeheir
In the beginning, God created the Heavens and the Earth and
populated the Earth with broccoli, cauliflower and spinach,
green and yellow and red vegetables of all kinds, so Man and
Woman would live long and healthy lives.
Then using God's great gifts, Satan created Ben and Jerry's Ice
Cream and Krispy Creme Donuts. And Satan said, 'You want chocolate with that?'
And Man said, 'Yes!' and Woman said, 'and as long as you're at
it, add some sprinkles.' And they gained 10 pounds. And Satan smiled.
And God created the healthful yogurt that Woman might keep the
figure that Man found so fair. And Satan brought forth white
flour from the wheat, and sugar from the cane and combined
them. And Woman went from size 6 to size 14.
So God said, 'Try my fresh green salad.' And Satan presented
Thousand-Island Dressing, buttery croutons and garlic toast on the side.
And Man and Woman unfastened their belts following the repast.
God then said, 'I have sent you heart healthy vegetables and
olive oil in which to cook them.' And Satan brought forth deep
fried fish and chicken-fried steak so big it needed its own platter.
And Man gained more weight and his cholesterol went through the roof.
God then created a light, fluffy white cake, named it 'Angel
Food Cake,' and said, 'It is good.' Satan then created
chocolate cake and named it 'Devil's Food.'
God then brought forth running shoes so that His children might
lose those extra pounds. And Satan gave cable TV with a remote
control so Man would not have to toil ch anging the channels.
And Man and Woman laughed and cried before the flickering blue
light and gained pounds.
Then God brought forth the potato, naturally low in fat and
brimming with nutrition. And Satan peeled off the healthful
skin and sliced the starchy center into chips and deep-fried
them. And Man gained pounds.
God then gave lean beef so that Man might consume fewer
calories and still satisfy his appetite. And Satan created
McDonald's and its 99-cent double cheeseburger. Then said, 'You
want fries with that?' And Man replied, 'Yes! And super size
them!' And Satan said, 'It is good.' And Man went into cardiac arrest.
God sighed and created quadruple bypass surgery.
Then Satan created HMOs.