Friday, August 10, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Aug 28th - National Take a Stand Day
Sept. 11th - General Strike Day
Sept. 15th - March on Washington
Sept. 21st - Iraq Moratorium Day
Every Sunday 12-1 pm - ENOUGH!
During his 34-year career in the U.S. Army, he served in Vietnam, Latin America and ultimately was named NATO's Supreme Allied Commander, where he led a unified force to victory in NATO's first major combat action. Clark commanded all NATO forces to success in the important Kosovo conflict, saving 1.5 million Albanians from ethnic cleansing without a single Allied casualty.
Bottom line: Clark is the voice of experience and he makes it clear that Bush's incompetence is why the war in Iraq is a disaster.
Click here to watch highlights from General Clark's keynote speech.
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
This is almost too horrific to post, but people should know that when this administration says "support the troops" it's really saying "screw the troops." From the Boston Globe:
"The general public believes that when a vet comes home, he's well taken care of," [Jack]Downing said. "That's a horrible misunderstanding."Jack Downing runs a homeless shelter in Boston where a number of homeless vets from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are staying. The problem is huge, with experts estimating hundreds of thousands vets requiring -- but not getting -- the care they need to recover.
As the wars continue, the number of homeless veterans is "going to radically swell," Downing said. Downing and others who work with homeless veterans said the government is not prepared to assist those troops; a recent report by the Government Accountability Office said there are some 200,000 homeless veterans and only 15,000 beds for them at shelters. At least 9,600 more beds are needed, the report said. No government agency provides permanent housing for homeless veterans...No wonder Bush's approval ratings are at an all-time low. Only a monster would approve of what this sociopath is doing.
Out of the grieving thousands left behind on September 11th, a small group of activist families emerged to demand answers. In 9/11 Press For Truth, six of them (including three of the famous "Jersey Girls") tell for the first time the powerful story of how they took on the powers in Washington—and won!—compelling an investigation, only to subsequently watch the 9/11 Commission fail in answering most of their questions.
The families eventually found an ally in Paul Thompson. Dissatisfied with the incomplete picture of September 11th presented in most news reports, Thompson became a citizen journalist of sorts. He stitched together thousands of rare overlooked news clips, buried stories, and government press conferences into a definitive Complete 9/11 Timeline (published by Harper Collins as The Terror Timeline). Press For Truth is adapted in part from his acclaimed work, which revealed to the families a very different picture of the road that led to the attacks and the resulting War on Terror, one that still today raises important and pressing questions.
The movie was immediately hailed by critics and enthusiastically embraced by a groundswell of concerned people worldwide who felt that the 9/11 Commission and the western news media had failed to account for many important issues. For these thousands, Press For Truth was the rational, skeptical, mainstream motion picture examination of the events of September 11th they had been eagerly awaiting.Available on NetFlix.