Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My!

...If my memory hasn't failed yet, it wasn't just the Republican Party that got us into this horrible mess. The Democrats voted for it as well, promoted it as a necessity, and even bombed Iraq on a regular basis throughout the 1990s; all the while aggressively supporting UN sanctions that resulted in over one million innocents dead...

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Without a Shot Fired: The Dustin Brim Story

I have fought long and hard over this decision.  At a time when I have faced the greatest challenge of my present life and future, I have battled what I should and should not share of this work.  The excerpt below is somewhere within the first quarter of the manuscript that I'm currently working on - about Dustin Brim - a 22 yr. Old U.S. Army soldier that died shortly after being deployed to Iraq - and some stuff called Depleted Uranium.  It is not my nature to share my writings premature of the final draft.  However, due to personal reasons, I have made the decision to open a crack into the book so that no one forgets what has happened and what is important.   It is my genuine hope that your heart is touched, your spirit inspired and your will ignited.  I covet your prayers, Lonnie

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"Iraq For Sale: War Profiteering in Iraq

On Wednesday, October 4th at 7:00 pm at the Langhorne Public Library, Pennwood Branch, located on Route 413 (Pine St) and Flowers Ave) in Langhorne, PA, the local chapter of the Democrats for America (DFA) , Lower Bucks for Democracy, will be showing the film "Iraq For Sale" a documentary about the Iraq war profiteering by such companies as Halburton. This is the new film by acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed, and Uncovered) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. For more information about the film visit http://iraqforsale.org/. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq and the decision makers who allow them to do so. Please RSVP at http://www.dfalink.com/event.php?id=1212 2

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NYPD Impedes Planned Bush Protest -- UFPJ Needs Your Support!

Next Tuesday, September 19, President George Bush will be addressing the United Nations in defense of the disastrous Iraq War. United for Peace and Justice has planned a peaceful march and rally to voice our opposition and call for the troops to come home.

Yesterday we met with the New York Police Department, who informed us they will not allow any marches near the United Nations that day. In fact, they said they would not allow any marches east of Park Avenue, south of 52nd Street, or north of the mid 30s.

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The U.S. vs. John Lennon

I had the fortune to see a preview of the movie "The U.S. vs. John Lennon" tonight. Alas, the fortune was not good.  The movie certainly takes one back to the Sixties and is a reasonably decent biography--with a bit of hagiography thrown in--of John Lennon.

The viewer is given a bit of Lennon's early life and then really finds its center at the point that he meets Yoko Ono and increasingly speaks out against the war in Vietnam.  Much footage is devoted to the "bed in" after John & Yoko are married and there is take-me-back-in-time footage of Nixon (including his resignation speech), J. Edgar Hoover, massive anti-war protests on the Mall, etc.  There are snippets of many interviews with a diverse range of  individuals, including Yoko Ono, Gore Vidal, Angela Davis, Bobby Seal, Mario Cuomo, George McGovern, Geraldo Rivera (treated as a serious journalist!), and several friends, journalists, and radicals from back in the day.

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