Monday, February 11, 2008

Gandhi Peace Brigade/ Hungry for Justice? Impeach Him FAST

Dear Friends,

Leslie has been strongly influenced by the Civil Rights Movement. �My father was one of the original Freedom Riders in 1961. I grew up hearing the incredible stories of people putting their bodies on the line for justice. I want to remind Congressman John Conyers of the time when the government told the people, "Be patient." and the country said "NO!" People are dying every day in Iraq, being tortured in our name, being denied habeas corpus...and Iran continues to be threatened ... "

Leslie began a fast on Rosa Parks' Birthday last Monday. She will be meeting with the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, John Conyers, this Tuesday to ask him to begin impeachment hearings against Dick Cheney.

She explains why: http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/02/09/18478066.php

Twenty-five fasters have joined Leslie ... some for a day, some for a week...some for as long as it takes! "Our commitment to holding this shameful administration accountable gives us strength." says Leslie. She and Ellen Taylor, the first CodePinker to join Leslie in the fast, walked the halls of Congress to encourage Judiciary members and our representatives to sign the Wexler letter (being submitted this Friday) http://www.wexlerforcongress.com/news.asp?ItemID=230 asking for impeachment hearings against Dick Cheney. They left feeling hopeful.

Photos of Leslie and Ellen in Congress:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ajourneyforpeaceandfreedom/sets/72157603859798387/show/

Chairman Conyers may not yet be convinced, but perhaps he now recognizes that the process itself has value beyond the outcome. It could start a tidal wave of hope and change that could sweep the country, much like the Watergate hearings, and bring about a much needed cleansing, just like our fast. Imagine ... What if the next Judiciary Committee hearing Chairman Conyers gaveled into order was the impeachment hearing of Vice-President Dick Cheney?

Chairman Conyers needs to hear from us RIGHT NOW! Send him a message of encouragement. Let him know that we care about the Constitution and we�re counting on him to continue investigating wrongdoings in the White House. Together we can convince him that only impeachment hearings will achieve that goal.

Join the Hungry for Justice? Impeach him FAST! campaign by replying to this email. Our numbers are growing each day. If you can't fast, commit to calling Chairman Conyers at 202-225-5126 as long as the fast continues. Make it part of your daily routine!
If you can, come to DC to deliver your message of hope and change in person. The CodePink House is waiting to welcome you!

There comes a time when silence is betrayal. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace and Freedom,

Jes & Leslie
(special thanks to Ellen Taylor, Gael Murphy, and Manijeh Saba for their support and ENORMOUS contributions)

After Downing Street ... Leslie, Ellen and Manijeh visit Congress
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/

Justice Dept. 'Cannot' Probe Waterboarding, Mukasey Says

http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/02/08/6930/

David Gitlitz | Waterboarding and Inquistion
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/02/08/6928/


Judiciary Committee Should Move to Impeach Bush and Cheney by Elizabeth Holtzman
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/012808R.shtml

Sound the Alarm ... A MUST SEE!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVWlNQxjIsc

The Folly of Attacking Iran Tour:
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/iran/

We're looking for a temporary bay area home for the Gandhi Puppet. He's collapsible to a height of about four feet. If you have space in your garage, please let us know. For those of you who don't know our friend, here are a few photos: http://www.jfpf.org/

28 comments:

ntodd said...

Just FYI, but I've gotten at least 4 other people to join in a solidarity fast. I broke my 3-day fast yesterday at 3pm and will be willing to restart a "rolling" fast every weekend as necessary--I can do longer ones when I'm done teaching in April.

Pronkosar said...

I started a fast in 2003, and have not eaten since. Just kidding. You people make me sick.

Doushura said...

I read this article
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dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

dfsfsfs said...

You guys hurt the feelings of soldiers, you pink wearing freaks don't know what it is like to be a soldier. Your organization needs abolished, and may the MARINES BE ABLE TO RECRUIT BERKLEY!!!

LaFajita said...

dfsfsfs, your head hit the "send" button when you passed out on your keyboard. Wake up, friend, so....

Dude! ...

Last call!....

OK?

JimPreston said...

Wow, 23 comments!! cpdc is getting some traffic!! Excellent!!
Oh.... whoops, it is someone who got his feelings hurt because we think that maybe someone should stand up against the over-militarization of society, and thought that repeating himself 20 times would make his argument more cogent.

I don't have anything against soldiers, but anyone who takes orders from George Bush is making a mistake. Here's a good policy: If George Bush tells you to do something, DON'T DO IT!! Imagine how much better off the world would be if that policy were in place nationally. Don't expect me to pat anyone on the back for doing what they were 'lawfully' told to do by a war criminal.

If love is not the answer, you're asking the wrong question.

peace,
jim

ntodd said...

What whiners the warmongers are...

george said...

I find that the Violence in Kenya is more disturbing than what's going on in Iraq. We should organize a trip to that country and defend our African sisters!

george said...

I find that the Violence in Kenya is more disturbing than what's going on in Iraq. We should organize a trip to that country and defend our African sisters!

hhddfcbbr said...

I think ntodd dfsfsfs and jimpreston are all deushbags.

Grow up guys.

peace will never happen through superior firepower or by pink protests led by a bunch of pansies.

Grow a pair and suck it up.