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Clinton Worker Behind Trashing Of Bush 9/11 Ad
Google | February 5, 2004

Posted on 03/05/2004 1:52:32 PM PST by Hon

Bush Campaign Urged to End TV Advertisements by Sept . 11 Victims ...
Bloomberg  - 2 hours ago
... McIlvane was joined at the press conference by Rita Lasar , 72, who lost
her brother, Abraham Zelmanowitz, 52. The computer programmer ...

'Dubya is trampling graves of 9/11 victims'
Independent Online, South Africa  - 3 hours ago
... Ground Zero is a sacred site," said Rita Lasar , a steering committee
member of the group, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. ...

Bush urged to pull 9/11 ads
News24, South Africa  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of the group steering committee of September 11 Families for
Peaceful Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the ...

September 11 families say Bush campaign treading on the dead
Channel News Asia, Singapore  - 2 hours ago
... Ground Zero is a sacred site," said Rita Lasar , a steering committee
member of the group, September 11 Families for Peaceful Tomorrows. ...

Families urge Bush to pull September 11 adverts
Channel News Asia, Singapore  - 3 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
The Australian, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Daily Telegraph, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
NEWS.com.au, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull September 11 averts
Channel News Asia, Singapore  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Advertiser, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Families urge Bush to pull 9/11 ads
Brisbane Courier Mail, Australia  - 4 hours ago
... Rita Lasar , member of group steering committee of September 11 Families for Peaceful
Tomorrows, said: "President Bush promised that he would not use the site ...

Bush Campaign Urged to End TV Advertisements by Sept . 11 Victims ...
Bloomberg  - 1 hour ago
... the world.''. McIlvane was joined at the press conference by Rita Lasar ,
72, who lost her brother, Abraham Zelmanowitz, 52. The computer ...

Bush's 9/11 ads upset firefighters, victims' families
San Francisco Chronicle, CA  - 8 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Paul Farhi THE WASHINGTON POST |
Provo Daily Herald, UT  - 11 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Bush ads with 9-11 images stir controversy
Seattle Times, WA  - 12 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Bush Ads Using 9/11 Images Stir Anger
Washington Post  - 17 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

Anger at terror images in Bush ads
The Age, Australia  - 8 hours ago
... President Bush would rally support around his campaign by using our loved ones in
a way that is so shameful is hard for me to believe," said Rita Lasar , a New ...

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Rita Lasar is 70 years old, the mother of 2 sons, Raphael and Matthew and the grandmother of Emma aged 7 and Jake aged 15. She and her husband, Ted owned a small electronics company which they ran until Ted had a stroke. She closed the business to stay home to care for him until he died. She then was a volunteer and then paid worker in the first Clinton campaign. After that she ran the office of a candidate for a seat for the New York City Council. Recently she was a volunteer in the New York City Schools program where she taught 1st and 2nd graders to read on a one to one basis. Rita's brother Abe Zelmanowitz was killed in the World Trade Center attack.

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1) KPFA ELECTIONS ORGANIZER SPEAKS IN NYC!!! JAN 5, 2002 2) Your support is requested for a very special delegation to Afghanistan

=======================================================================

David Greene, Election Coordinator at KPFA in Berkeley, will be talking on the election process in NYC. The details are below.

The Exploratory Committee of WBAI Local Advisory Board and the Elections Committee of Concerned Friends of WBAI

invite you to a

discussion of station board elections with David Greene, KPFA Election Coordinator

Saturday, January 5, 2002, 4 PM to 6:30 PM Seafarers & International House, 123 East 15th St at Irving Place, 2nd floor

o The WBAI community of staff and listener-supporters is going to elect a station board for the first time ever.

o The recent Pacifica settlement agreement requires station board elections within a year, based on the model used at KPFA in 2000 and 2001.

o David Greene will tell us how elections are conducted at KPFA. The information should aid us in electing the first station board at WBAI.

o As future voters, take advantage of this unique opportunity.

BE THERE AND START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT! =========================================================================

2)From: Leslie Cagan Subject: your support is requested... Date: Thu, 03 Jan 2002 19:04:01 -0800

Dear Friends,

I hope everyone had a good holiday and a happy New Year. I cant think of a better way to start this new year than to let you know about an important trip to Afghanistan and to ask for your financial support for this effort.

A friend of mine, Rita Lasar, lost her brother in the attack on the World Trade Center on Sept. 11th. You might have heard the story about the man who would not leave his friend in a wheelchairthat was Ritas brother, Abe Zelmanowitz. Now, Rita, along with a small delegation of others who lost loved ones on 9.11, is planning on traveling to Afghanistan to meet with the families and friends of people killed during the war. (More details about the trip and people participating are included below.)

I first met Rita in the fall of 2000 as I and others started to develop Concerned Friends of WBAI, the community based activist group that as been fighting to reclaim WBAI and is part of the national movement to return the Pacifica radio network to its mission. When I learned of her loss during the 9.11 attack I contacted Rita to see if she would speak at a demonstration I was helping to organize against the coming war in Afghanistan. Still grieving, Rita decided she had to speak out and delivered an eloquent statement at the October 7th Not In Our Name demonstration here in New York City.

The delegation to Afghanistan is being organized by Global Exchange; a San Francisco based organization I have worked with for many years. The group is scheduled to leave in a little more than a week, and as you might imagine there is a great deal of work still to do to put everything together. One critical piece is the need to raise upwards of $5,000 to make sure all of the costs of Rita and the others will be met. I am sending a donation today and hope you will do likewise!

If you can, please take a moment right now to send a donation: checks should be made out to: Global Exchange/Afghan trip and sent to 2017 Mission St. #303, San Francisco, CA 94110. They are tax deductible.

On their return I am sure the groups participants will share their experiences as a contribution to the work of the anti-war movement around the country. In addition, Global Exchange will be setting up a Fund for Afghan Victims of U.S. Bombing.

I hope this important trip to Afghanistan will be a sample of many good, strong, positive organizing efforts we can all participate in as this year unfolds. Thanks in advance for your financial support of this trip!

Peace, Leslie Cagan ------------------------------------------------- DRAFT ITINERARY FOR 2-WEEK TRIP TO AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN Based on 10 days in region, two days travel on each end

Day 1: Arrive in Islamabad, drive immediately to Peshawar (2 1/2 hours) Peshawar: stay in Green Hotel Evening meeting with Head of Pakistan Human Rights Commission on refugee crisis Day 2: meeting with victims families, arranged by Afghan Womens Network and International Human Rights Law Group Meet with HAWCA: Humanitarian Afghan Women and Children Association Dinner with family Day 3: 9am depart for Jalalabad 3 hour ride Visit refugee camp outside Jalalabad (Sir Shaliee camp) Visit hospital where many of the bomb victims were treated Meet with the Doctors Without Borders and the Red Cross Dinner with Mayor, stay at Mayors house Day 4: Visit Girls School - do a dedication for a sister school Visit nearby villages that were targets of air strikes Day 5: Travel to Kabul - six hour ride Intercontinental Hotel Dinner with several invitees: UN rep, Rep from Dept. of Womens Affairs Day 6: childrens hospital Home visits Orphanage Dinner with family/spend night Day 7: Meetings with victims families Meeting with World Food Program Widows Bakery project Dinner with advisors/potential people to run fund Day 8: Internally displaced peoples camp Street childrens center US Embassy and new government rep Press briefing Going away party Day 9: leave for Peshawar Day 10: travel to Islamabad; return home ------------------------------------------------------

BIOS OF THE PARTICIPANTS. David Potorti is a writer and radio/television producer residing in Cary, North Carolina. He lived and worked in New York City and Los Angeles for eighteen years, where he served as a trade journalist covering the television business, a writer/producer of network television promotion, and a print news reporter. He was a staff producer in the marketing and promotion department of the ABC television network and has worked as a freelance marketer and producer for NBC, HBO/Cinemax, Showtime/The Movie Channel, The Cartoon Network, UPN and The WB. Since moving to North Carolina, he has become a regular writer for The Independent Weekly newspaper in Durham, a writer/researcher for UNC-TV's "Folkways" series, a part-time host on WUNC-FM in Chapel Hill, and a correspondent for Pacifica Network News in Washington, DC. He also works with Democracy South, the North Carolina Center for Voter Education, and the Empowerment Project on issues of social justice. David's brother Jim was killed in the World Trade Center attack.

Colleen Kelly is a family nurse practitioner working in an urban high school. She has worked as a pediatric nurse in various hospitals as well at Covenant House, a residence for runaway adolescents. Along with two other nurse practitioners, she started a free clinic in 1997 serving the adult uninsured population of East Harlem. The clinic was recently renamed in memory of her brother William H, Kelly Jr. who was killed at the World Trade Center on Sept 11. She lives in New York City with her husband and three children, ages 5, 7 and 9.

Rita Lasar is 70 years old, the mother of 2 sons, Raphael and Matthew and the grandmother of Emma aged 7 and Jake aged 15. She and her husband, Ted owned a small electronics company which they ran until Ted had a stroke. She closed the business to stay home to care for him until he died. She then was a volunteer and then paid worker in the first Clinton campaign. After that she ran the office of a candidate for a seat for the New York City Council. Recently she was a volunteer in the New York City Schools program where she taught 1st and 2nd graders to read on a one to one basis. Rita's brother Abe Zelmanowitz was killed in the World Trade Center attack.

Barry Amundson is a graphic designer and computer system administrator living in Oakland California. Barry has worked as an art director, interactive designer and production artist for design, advertising, branding and internet companies in San Francisco for the past 6 years. He has a B.A. in Art from the University of Iowa with an emphasis in design and photography, 1995. His brother Craig was killed in the Pentagon attack.

======================================================================= Weekly News Update on the Americas * Nicaragua Solidarity Network of NY 339 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012 * 212-674-9499 fax: 212-674-9139 http://home.earthlink.net/~nicadlw/wnuhome.html * wnu@igc.apc.org =======================================================================

1 posted on 03/05/2004 1:52:32 PM PST by Hon
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To: All
Barry Amundson is the twenty-something America-hating turd who is behind Peaceful Tomorrows, which is the web site that helped to coordinate this attack on the Bush ad.

Peaceful Tomorrow is paid for with money from Teresa Heinz Kerry.
2 posted on 03/05/2004 1:55:22 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
Not surprising.

Anywhere in the universe if anything slimy is being done, if you dig deep enough, you will always find a clinton.
3 posted on 03/05/2004 1:55:54 PM PST by sport
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To: Hon
and the plot thickens.....

Heinz Foundation supports this group financially to get out their message.....by their its either Kerry Heinz of the few disgruntled families who think they own the rights to 911.
4 posted on 03/05/2004 1:57:47 PM PST by alisasny (John Kerry is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.)
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To: Hon
WOW.....thanks for this enlightening research. It doesn't surprise me, but your post is a wonderful confirmation.
5 posted on 03/05/2004 1:57:52 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Hon; All
Cross-link:

-BUSH TRADE CENTER AD SPARKS CONTROVERSY--Judge for yourself--

6 posted on 03/05/2004 1:58:13 PM PST by backhoe (--30--)
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To: Hon
Wow, Freepers have been busy today! Good work!
7 posted on 03/05/2004 1:58:21 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Howlin; PhiKapMom
Ping-a-ling
8 posted on 03/05/2004 1:58:29 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Hon
hmmm...interesting. Nice work.
9 posted on 03/05/2004 1:59:42 PM PST by King Black Robe (With freedom of religion and speech now abridged, it is time to go after the press.)
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To: Hon
It didn't take but a few hours for the Bush bashers to be greeted by a willing press. They were waiting in the wings and ready to go.
10 posted on 03/05/2004 2:01:24 PM PST by LADY J
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To: All

Refuse and
Resist!

Families of 9/11 Victims Report on Their Visit to Afghanistan

On January 27th, several hundred people crowded into the Park Slope United Methodist Church, in Brooklyn, New York, to welcome back some of the family members of 9/11 victims who had returned the previous day from a trip to Afghanistan. Their delegation was organized by the human rights group, Global Exchange, to connect the experiences of families who lost loved ones on September 11th with families who have lost loved ones to U.S. bombing in Afghanistan. Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! hosted the welcome back event, which also served to kick off fundraising for a new Afghan victims' relief fund.

Two of the four family members who made the trip, as well as Medea Benjamin, founding director of Global Exchange, spoke about their experience in Afghanistan. Rita Lasar, a 70 year old New Yorker, lost her brother, Abe Zelmanowitz, at the World Trade Center. Also present was Kelly Campbell, whose brother-in-law and long-time friend, Craig Amundsen, was killed at the Pentagon. Kelly went to Afghanistan representing Craig's widow, Amber, who has passionately spoken out against the U.S. government actions in the aftermath of September 11th. Kelly and Rita were accompanied on the trip by Derrill Bodley and his stepdaughter, Eva Rupp. Derrill's 20 year old daughter, Deora, was a passenger on Flight 93, which crashed in Pennsylvania. He decided to participate in the trip because he knew his daughter would've wanted him to go.

020202families.jpg Medea Benjamin began the evening by explaining the genesis of the plan to bring the families together. Global Exchange had sent a delegation to Afghanistan in late November. Surprised by the number of civilians whose lives had been devastated by the bombing campaign, they came back determined to increase American consciousness of what was actually happening to people as a result of the "war on terror." They also came back determined to find out why there has been such a high civilian casualty rate in Afghanistan. Estimates of civilians killed have ranged from 2000 - 4000 and the actual number may be much higher. When the Global Exchange delegation returned from Afghanistan they received a tepid response from a press not eager to cover stories that seemed to place blame on the U.S. government. It was then that Global Exchange devised the family meeting plan, knowing that it would be a once in a lifetime experience for all involved, as well as irresistible to the press. When they began calling up victims' family members, they talked to many people who considered the idea a good one, but were themselves too distraught or who were concerned about the dangers inherent in such a trip.

The first person to commit to go was Rita Lasar. Once she came onboard, they were able to enlist the remaining three family members in the delegation. They spent nine days in Afghanistan visiting people who'd been affected by the bombing, visiting schools, and meeting with government officials. Their goal: to send a message to the world that there are Americans who care about the Afghan people and that there is a response to the tragedy of September 11th that doesn't involve dropping bombs on people.

Amy Goodman welcomed the "return of real heroes" before introducing Kelly Campbell. Kelly spoke about her brother-in-law, Craig. She spoke about his memorial service, which was held the same day that the U.S. started bombing Afghanistan, and about how she was torn on that day between wanting to focus on Craig's life, while at the same time being concerned about what was happening to people on the other side of the world in the name of avenging his death. She thought about all the people in Afghanistan who would be affected by the bombing and whose stories would never be told. When the chance to go to Afghanistan came, she considered it a "gift."

As she spoke about her experience in Afghanistan, she held up photos of some of the people she'd met. The first photo was of a 6 year old boy whose sister had been killed and who had refused to speak or walk since. She held up a photo of a young man who had lost a leg in the bombing and was now unable to work and support his family. She held up a photo of a young woman whose house had been bombed, which killed several members of her family. Kelly ended by noting that they had only visited Kabul, which was not one of the most heavily bombed parts of the country.

She also spoke about visiting a girls' school in Kabul. Kelly's mother is a teacher in Iowa and had enlisted her class to write letters to children in Afghanistan. While there, Kelly delivered the letters to a class at the school for girls. The children there wrote back to the American children and Kelly returned with cards, most expressing sympathy for what had happened on September 11th. As Kelly noted, "These kids understand terror."

Rita Lasar also spoke. She talked about being handed pieces of paper with the names and addresses of people killed by their families desperate to have their grief recognized. She also spoke about meeting a woman whose husband and 5 children had been killed in the bombing. As a result, she'd been reduced to begging. She came to the US embassy to deliver a letter to the American families that she'd had translated, but was turned away by officials at the Embassy who told her "We don't accept beggars." This reminded Rita of the outpouring of sympathy she had received from politicians and from people around the world after her brother was killed. "I lost one person, she lost 8," she said.

Now the family members are traveling around the country to promote the Afghan Victims' Fund. Kelly and Rita, along with other victims' families, are also starting an organization called "September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows." Determined to turn her personal tragedy into something positive for the world, Rita declared, "We're committing the rest of our lives to this cause." The evening raised more than $7000 for the victims fund.

photo: Amy Goodman, Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange, Rita Lasar, and Kelly Campbell

In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. section 107, this material is distributed without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving this information for non-profit research and educational purposes only.

[posted 2/2/02]


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11 posted on 03/05/2004 2:01:38 PM PST by Hon
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To: MizSterious; Southflanknorthpawsis
Almost every single one of the people who were all over TV yesterday can be traced directly to the DNC.

Amazing.

They are "ready" for everything; I sure hope WE are.
12 posted on 03/05/2004 2:02:29 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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"photo: Amy Goodman, Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange, Rita Lasar, and Kelly Campbell"

Amy Goodman is of course the Communist stooge who runs Democracy Now! (Paid for with your tax dollars.)
13 posted on 03/05/2004 2:03:11 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
You can bet that behind all of these people is another big behind in a black pantsuit !
14 posted on 03/05/2004 2:03:41 PM PST by ladyinred (democrats have blood on their hands!)
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To: Hon
We need to find their demonstrations and break them up.
15 posted on 03/05/2004 2:03:41 PM PST by Miles Vorkosigan
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To: Hon
GREAT research.

Isn't Global Exchange the same group that had a bunch of "scientists" who came out the other day and said the president's policies were ruining the environment and that he was lying about his environmental record?

They were part of some group - Global something.
16 posted on 03/05/2004 2:04:11 PM PST by Peach (The Clintons have pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Hon
Great post.
17 posted on 03/05/2004 2:04:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Hon
I first met Rita in the fall of 2000 as I and others started to develop Concerned Friends of WBAI, the community based activist group that as been fighting to reclaim WBAI and is part of the national movement to return the Pacifica radio network to its mission.

WBAI is a cesspool, but I suspect if it gets "back to its roots" it will be even worse. I have an audio file in which one of their personnel proudly proclaims that "we don't celebrate the 4th of July here".

18 posted on 03/05/2004 2:05:28 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Who would a terrorist vote for?)
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To: Howlin
It certainly explains why every one of them spoke as though from the same script. Turns out, they were.
19 posted on 03/05/2004 2:06:47 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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Rita Lasar, 71
New York, USA

My brother Abe [Zelmanowitz, 55] worked in the north tower of the World Trade Centre, on the 27th floor. He could have got out, but his colleague, Ed, a quadriplegic, was trapped with him. My other brother and sister-in-law called him, begging him to leave, but he said he would wait for help to get Ed out. But help came too late.

Then Bush made his speech at the National Cathedral [September 14 2001]. He mentioned my brother's heroic act, and it became immediately apparent to me that my country was going to use my brother's death to justify attacks in Afghanistan. That was as horrendous a blow to me as the actual attacks on September 11. I hoped and prayed that this country would not unleash forces in my brother's name. When it [the bombing of Afghanistan] happened, I was horrified and devastated. I felt so impotent.

Then I got a call from Global Exchange [a human rights organisation], asking me if I'd like to go to Afghanistan. What I saw there changed my life for ever. I had been a very privileged, blessed American who had only ever seen war on TV. And then I went to Afghanistan and saw the devastation and horror of what happens to innocent people when bombs fall -- anyone's bombs, anywhere in the world. That my brother's name had been used to justify attacks on the people I met, became family with, cried and grieved with, brought it to a point where it was emotional and real. I found nothing but understanding, warmth, hugs -- they knew all about 9/11 and they grieved for us and apologised to us. Every American should go there -- because, if they did, they would stop the plans for war on Iraq immediately.

I did not pay any attention to who was to blame for 9/11 -- there was no place left in my mind and heart other than the grief about my brother and the people who were going to be killed in his name. I didn't feel anger. I didn't want any other sister or mother to feel this way. It was only later that I began to think about how to bring the perpetrators to justice. I knew that bombing was not the answer. We are no safer now than when we started bombing. We are going to war with a country that had no connection to 9/11, our privacy and our freedom in this country are being slowly whittled away, and Muslims are afraid to go out in the street -- in a city that used to welcome everybody.

Revenge for 9/11 is the excuse they are using to bomb Iraq. There are people in Iraq who are alive today and who will be dead next month if we have a war -- and my country will say that they have done that to avenge my brother's death. I will not let my brother, my dear brother's death, be hypocritically used in this war -- the fact that his death is being used cynically hurts me so much, I can't tell you. Imagine someone who you loved, who died violently, being used insincerely and untruthfully in a political campaign. It is an exploitation.

So I have no intention of touching the subject of revenge. If people ask me why I don't want retribution, I say that it is the natural human reaction to not seek retribution -- or it should be. It cannot accomplish anything. My brother is dead. I privately mourn for him every moment. But I am not looking to atone for his death. I'm looking to prevent the death of others. I don't want to see other people die to amend a ghastly, unbelievable death. The world is larger than just me. Things don't have to be done to make up for things that have happened to me. Things have to be done to make things better in the world. I draw from my love of human beings that everyone is the same as I am. That it is possible -- not in a dream, but someday -- for this to be a peaceful planet. I'll fight to the day I die against this war on terror. I don't want my granddaughter to be sitting here at my age, facing the same world that I'm facing now: a world of starvation, war and inequity. Surely we can do better than this.

http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/beNotTerror.html#RL

20 posted on 03/05/2004 2:09:50 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
Golly, better alert the FRN so they can update their research project ;-)
21 posted on 03/05/2004 2:10:19 PM PST by habs4ever
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To: Peach
Do you mean this one?

Scientists criticize Bush policies

WASHINGTON - A group of more than 60 top U.S. scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates and several science advisers to past Republican presidents, on Wednesday accused the Bush administration of manipulating and censoring science for political purposes.

In a 46-page report and an open letter, the scientists accused the administration of "suppressing, distorting or manipulating the work done by scientists at federal agencies" in several cases. The Union of Concerned Scientists, a liberal advocacy group based in Cambridge, Mass., organized the effort, but many of the critics aren't associated with the group.


22 posted on 03/05/2004 2:10:50 PM PST by MizSterious (First, the journalists, THEN the lawyers.)
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To: Hon
Great research. You are tough and fast. Have you forwarded this to anyone outside FR?
23 posted on 03/05/2004 2:12:13 PM PST by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: MizSterious
I know!

How many times did you hear the words "on his watch" and "reading to children" when they were talking?

After a while, it was embarassing for them.
24 posted on 03/05/2004 2:14:06 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: Hon
  Rita Lasar
25 posted on 03/05/2004 2:15:38 PM PST by jigsaw (God Bless Our Troops.)
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To: Hon
To hell with the phoney families of 911,they are just a bunch greedy democrats.If it had been up to John "boy" Kerry,he would've built an airstrip so the terrorists could practice their takeoffs and landings.These 911 families are some of the most ungrateful people i've ever seen!
26 posted on 03/05/2004 2:15:43 PM PST by INSENSITIVE GUY
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To: generalissimoduane
fyi.
27 posted on 03/05/2004 2:18:15 PM PST by Dog (Bin Laden your account to America is past due......time to pay up.)
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To: All
And what a shock, Teresa Heinz and her Tides Foundation also fund Global Exchange (in addition to Peaceful Tomorrows)


 

Continue to the
Groundspring Home Page

Tides Statement for Peace
The Tides Community Responds to 9/11/01

Since the events of September 11, 2001, the Tides community has responded in a number of ways.

Tides Foundation has granted over $1.5 million to organizations doing timely and essential peace and justice work, including assisting the working poor and immigrant communities in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, promoting peaceful co-existence within diverse and potentially conflicting communities, guarding against the erosion of civil liberties, and elevating the voices of peace and justice in response to the administration's intention to attack Iraq. More on the Foundation's efforts>>

Tides Center has also done critical work to support a peaceful response to the crisis. Shortly following 9/11, Tides Center helped a group of victims' family members form September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, an advocacy organization seeking effective nonviolent responses to terrorism. These family members continue to be a powerful, persuasive voice in the growing movement to find alternatives to war.

And Groundspring.org (formerly eGrants.org) has played a key role in gathering, processing and granting more than $840,000 in online donations to support a wide range of peace and justice work

Our efforts at Tides are rooted in our over 26 years of working for progressive social change, and we feel privileged to be able to redouble our commitment to such work at this critical time.

Here are a few of the organizations we have been able support over the last year through the commitment and generosity of our partners in social change:

American Civil Liberties Union
Campaign to Defend the Constitution and Human Rights, Education and Law Project.

Afghan Institute of Learning
Providing emergency relief and human rights workshops to Afghan women refugees in Pakistan.

Arab American Action Network
Protecting Arab, Muslim and other immigrants' civil liberties and human rights.

Asociacion Tepeyac de New York
Advocating for and working with families of undocumented workers who died on 9/11.

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee
Advocating for Arab Americans' civil rights, providing educational programs in schools, and giving legal assistance to hate crime victims.

Center for Constitutional Rights
Public education campaign to educate about the dangers posed by governmental anti-terrorism activities.

Chinese Staff and Workers Association
Ensuring that documented and undocumented Chinese workers and small business owners affected by 9/11 can access needed relief and services.

Council on American-Islamic Relations
Interfaith Coalition Against Hate Crimes project: promoting peaceful co-existence between Muslims and non-Muslims and decreasing the tolerance for anti-Muslim hate crimes.

Global Exchange
United for Peace Coalition

Independent Press Association
Beyond War project

MoveOn.org
Providing a forum for ordinary people to oppose war with Iraq.

National Council of Churches
Coalition building for peace

National Mobilization Against Sweatshops
Assisting immigrant workers in New York, especially the Latino, Afro-Caribbean and Eastern European communities that were hit hard by 9/11.

New York ACORN
Organizing low-income communities to ensure that rebuilding efforts and federal funds benefit all New Yorkers, and especially low-income people.

Peace Action Education Fund
October 26, 2002 Peace March on Washington.

Physicians for Social Responsibility
Campaign to Stop War Against Iraq project.

Renaissance Economic Development Corporation
Emergency loan funds to address the working capital and technical assistance needs of small business in lower Manhattan affected by 9/11.

South Asian American Leaders of Tomorrow
Planning and implementing hate crimes briefings and legislative and law enforcement trainings.

South Asian Network
Media outreach, coalition building, and staffing for civil liberties & detention issues.

https://www.groundspring.org/anti-war_fund.cfm

28 posted on 03/05/2004 2:18:49 PM PST by Hon
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To: MizSterious
Here's one:

On 9/11, he was in a classroom listening to children reading to him.

I mean, where was he suppose to go to wait for the attack? :-)

What do they think he should have done?

(One of the women actually said that Bush put those children in DANGER of being killed by being in that classroom.)

I'm like, WHO KNEW?

29 posted on 03/05/2004 2:21:06 PM PST by Howlin (Charter Member of the Incredible Interlocking Institutional Power!!!!)
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To: jigsaw
Oh dear. If I looked like that, I might be mad at the world too. ; *)
30 posted on 03/05/2004 2:22:41 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: jigsaw
Andy Warhol lives!
31 posted on 03/05/2004 2:24:55 PM PST by Cooter
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To: All
Here is a telling quote from this bag:

Rita Lazar

 

"There’s something so similar between our administration and Al Qaeda in its certainty that god is on its side - that is laughable, and that the American people should fall for this line hurts me more than I can tell you."

http://members.austarmetro.com.au/~hubbca/pilger.htm

32 posted on 03/05/2004 2:31:37 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
Bob:
http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/gallery/DCcivildisobedience/bobsignflag

Rita:
http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/gallery/DCcivildisobedience/ritaspeaking

Peaceful Tomorrows members Adele Welty, Rita Lasar and Bob McIlvaine prepare for march to the Capitol:
http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/gallery/DCcivildisobedience/abrchurch

Oh yea, these are your run of the mill 9/11 relatives.

The media didn't have to go far to get these guys. They were most likely calling Clinton weeks ago.
33 posted on 03/05/2004 2:32:22 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (The word system implies they have done something the same way at least twice)
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To: Hon
Rita is arrested:

http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/gallery/DCcivildisobedience/ritaarrest
34 posted on 03/05/2004 2:33:15 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (The word system implies they have done something the same way at least twice)
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To: Hon
A better lix of Rita:

http://www.peacefultomorrows.org/gallery/DCcivildisobedience/ritahandcuffing
35 posted on 03/05/2004 2:34:07 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (The word system implies they have done something the same way at least twice)
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To: Amelia; Scenic Sounds
For your enjoyment.
36 posted on 03/05/2004 2:36:15 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Hon
Impressive work by you. Keep it up.
37 posted on 03/05/2004 2:39:26 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Somebody needs to send this thread to Drudge, Rush, and Hannity NOW. Ths is unbelievable! We have the whle Rat network exposed right here, with Heinz money behind it!
38 posted on 03/05/2004 2:39:37 PM PST by Dems_R_Losers (Except for the one who married me!!!)
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To: Hon
You do, do such good work. Really sad to see people replace the remembrance of their love one to political games.

Another face of "EVIL" called liberal, lie, twist, pervert and accuse.
39 posted on 03/05/2004 2:40:22 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: Hon
at work ... read at home ... bump
40 posted on 03/05/2004 2:40:42 PM PST by RightField (The older you get . . . the older "old" is !)
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To: Hon
I have E-mailed Sean, Brit, Bill, Rush, Laura, Mike, Hugh, etc. etc.. Also GWB and company.
41 posted on 03/05/2004 2:42:14 PM PST by COURAGE
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To: Dems_R_Losers
Just sent it to Drudge.
42 posted on 03/05/2004 2:42:28 PM PST by Former Proud Canadian
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To: jigsaw

43 posted on 03/05/2004 2:44:08 PM PST by JOE6PAK ("The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Excellent finds!

BTW, Rita claims to be the founder of Peaceful Tomorrows.

Has anyone "exploited" 9/11 more than she has? She's tried to make a career out of it. As have her hate-America-first pals.

The irony is that so many of these people had relatives working in the Pentagon. You can bet they'd appreciate this.

But it's nice to see Teresa putting the Heinz money to good use! (You know Rita isn't paying for any of these trips.)

44 posted on 03/05/2004 2:46:12 PM PST by Hon
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To: Hon
Give her a call:

Rita Lasar, 212-253-7651

She is planning on protesting the RNC convention in NY.

"The unifying theme about the Republican convention next year is keep your hands off ground zero," said Rita Lasar, a founder of September Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows, a group of about 80 relatives of attack victims. "Do not make a political football out of this. This is a place where very close, dear relatives died. It's not the backdrop for a political campaign."

From:

http://www.rncnotwelcome.org/media.html

We are going to be seeing a lot more of her.

45 posted on 03/05/2004 2:46:59 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (The word system implies they have done something the same way at least twice)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
We are going to be seeing a lot more of her.

...and if I know Freepers, vice versa.

46 posted on 03/05/2004 2:50:36 PM PST by Southflanknorthpawsis
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To: Former Proud Canadian
I sent it to President Bush and Vice-President Cheney...
47 posted on 03/05/2004 2:51:48 PM PST by ptrey
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Close-up of Rita, happy at all of the attention:

You can bet she is a Kerry supporter. Two peas in a pod.

I wonder how her pals the Taliban would have handled her?

48 posted on 03/05/2004 2:53:08 PM PST by Hon
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
Interesting talking points that mention her too.

Subject: Iraq Talking Points: Q/A
http://economicdemocracy.org/wtc/iraq-qa.html

My favorite quote:

"DU contaminates land, causes ill-health and cancers among the soldiers using the weapons, the armies they target and civilians, leading to birth defects in children."

Bush is the threat:
http://economicdemocracy.org/wtc/bush-is-threat.html

These guys are lost.

49 posted on 03/05/2004 2:56:14 PM PST by Only1choice____Freedom (The word system implies they have done something the same way at least twice)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
bump for Rita Lasar
50 posted on 03/05/2004 3:07:49 PM PST by prognostigaator
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