TELL YOUR SENATOR TO FILIBUSTER ANY BILL THAT FUNDS THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ

That's what we've been asking people to say at our Phone-A-Thons recently. It's not easy. We stand on a busy sidewalk and ask passersby to call Congress on the spot using our cell phones. (You can find a Phone-A-Thon recipe here.) The amazing thing is that some people actually do stop and make the call. … Continue reading TELL YOUR SENATOR TO FILIBUSTER ANY BILL THAT FUNDS THE OCCUPATION OF IRAQ

Signing Statements: What Happened To Our Constitution?

Hey, this January Congress passed a law with a section that said there should be no permanent bases in Iraq and the Iraqis should control the oil. Yes, they tucked this lovely section (1222*) into the defense appropriation bill. Maybe our senators and representatives noticed our "No Blood for Oil" signs. So how's this law … Continue reading Signing Statements: What Happened To Our Constitution?

Teach-In to Close Guantanamo and All U.S. Bases on Foreign Soil

The Granny Peace Brigade Teach-In had an overflow crowd at St. Mark’s Church on Veterans Day November 11, 2007. Organized by the No Bases Committee and moderated by Vinie Burrows, the event was dedicated to the memory of Dave Cline, co-founder of Veterans for Peace, and was held on November 11th – a day designated … Continue reading Teach-In to Close Guantanamo and All U.S. Bases on Foreign Soil