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  • Arab Journalists Come Out in Support of Israeli Flotilla Actions

    For The Record - The IPT Blog "Arab Journalists Come Out in Support of Israeli Flotilla Actions" by IPT News • Jun 29, 2010 at 6:01 pm SNIPPET: "Journalists in the Arab world have come out in support of Israel in the aftermath of last month's flotilla incident, which left 9 dead after Hamas-tied "humanitarian activists" attacked Israeli commandos with clubs, knives, and other weapons. The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) released excerpts from an interview with Magdi Khalil, an Egyptian-American writer, aired on June 15 on Al-Jazeera TV. Khalil explains: "The Turkish ship, however, was organized by a...
  • Iran Blinks, Will Not Send "Aid Ship" to Gaza

    06/24/2010 10:46:53 PM PDT · by Cindy · 31 replies · 1+ views
    (CNN) via JIHAD ^ | June 24, 2010 | n/a
    Iran blinks, will not send "aid ship" to Gaza SNIPPET: "IRNA said that Sheikholeslam told reporters in the northern city of Rasht that the ship had originally been scheduled to depart for Gaza on Thursday, but that its departure was postponed until Sunday because of restrictions imposed by Israel. He added that officials then decided instead to cancel the trip altogether, shipping to Gaza the goods by other means, IRNA said."
  • Protesters at Port of Oakland picket Israeli ship

    06/20/2010 8:27:42 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/20/10 | AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. – Hundreds of protesters condemning Israel's recent raid on an international flotilla bound for Gaza are picketing at the Port of Oakland, where an Israeli ship is due to arrive. The demonstrators gathered Sunday to prevent the incoming ship from being unloaded. The dock's day shift of longshoremen agreed to not cross the picket line. Meanwhile Sunday, Israel said it will immediately allow all goods into Gaza except weapons and items deemed to have a military use under its decision to ease its three-year-old blockade of the Palestinian territory. Israeli officials had decided last week to ease the...
  • As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe...

    06/17/2010 3:42:10 AM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 466+ views
    CNS ^ | June 17, 2010 | Patrick Goodenough
    "As Pro-Palestinian Flotilla Activists Gather in NYC, Jewish Group Urges State Dept. to Probe Links to Terrorism" Thursday, June 17, 2010 By Patrick Goodenough, International Editor SNIPPET: "( – Tensions in the Middle East over the recent Gaza flotilla incident could surface in New York City on Thursday evening, when a pro-Palestinian group hosts flotilla activists at a public meeting Jewish activists have tried to thwart. An organization called Al-Awda (The Palestine Right to Return Coalition) is holding a meeting in a Brooklyn church featuring a leading official in IHH, the controversial Turkish organization behind the attempt to break Israel’s...

    06/16/2010 4:43:36 PM PDT · by Cindy · 35 replies · 725+ views
    SNIPPET: "The Turkish group IHH announced Wednesday that it will send another flotilla to Gaza comprised of six ships during the second half of July. On the same day, Israel added IHH to its terrorist watch list." SNIPPET: "An IHH press conference was held at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, organized by Richard Howitt, a British member of the Parliament. During the conference, Howitt encouraged the EU to back the new flotilla initiative, stating: "If this terrible (May 31) tragedy tips the balance so that the international community finally insists on full and unhindered humanitarian access to Gaza, then some...
  • Navy braces for next flotillas

    06/15/2010 4:02:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 915+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/15/2010 04:51 | By YAAKOV KATZ
    SNIPPET: "The navy will operate under the assumption that groups of provocateurs are aboard any future ships that try to break the Israel-imposed sea blockade on the Gaza Strip, Deputy Commander of the Navy Rear-Admiral Rani Ben-Yehuda told The Jerusalem Post on Monday."

    06/14/2010 12:25:29 AM PDT · by Cindy · 33 replies · 1,075+ views
    SNIPPET: "Majlis National Security Committee chairman Alaeddin Boroujerdi said that the head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the Egyptian parliament, Muhammad Al-Fiqi, has authorized the members of the Iranian flotilla, which is to arrive via the Suez Canal, to enter Gaza through the Rafah border crossing. Boroujerdi clarified that this flotilla, which includes Majlis members, is distinct from the one being organized by the Iranian Red Crescent."
  • Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH...

    06/10/2010 9:20:14 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 524+ views
    "Video Recordings of Statements from Mavi Marmara Crew Members about Preparations Made by IHH Operatives for the Violent Confrontation with IDF Soldiers 1" SNIPPET: "Overview 1. The videotaped statements of two Mavi Marmara crew members show that preparations for a violent confrontation with IDF forces were put in motion about two hours before the boarding began, when the Israeli Navy hailed the ship and told it to halt. 2. According to the statements, the atmosphere aboard the Mavi Marmara was tense and the crew noticed a gathering on the main deck. When they checked the upper deck they discovered that...
  • Israel’s Critics and Hollow Lies

    06/10/2010 4:55:37 AM PDT · by SJackson · 2 replies · 53+ views
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 6-10-10 | Rick Moran
    In the aftermath of the Gaza flotilla incident, we have witnessed a tsunami of virulent, over-the-top criticism of the state of Israel for its actions in interdicting the so-called “peace activists” before they could dock at the port of Gaza. Reasonable people can argue whether the decision on the methods used to stop the ships was the correct course for the Israeli government to take. Indeed, there is a healthy debate within Israel itself over this very issue, including questions about intelligence, tactics, and whether the propaganda victory handed to pro-Palestinian activists could have been avoided while still maintaining the...
  • IHH's Deep, Longstanding Terror Ties

    06/10/2010 3:22:46 AM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies · 138+ views
    IPT News June 9, 2010 SNIPPET: "The Turkish-based charity that helped drive last week's deadly confrontation with Israeli commandos has deep ties to Hamas and other terrorist groups. The Hamas ties are not in question. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and IHH officials simply do not acknowledge that Hamas is a terrorist group." SNIPPET: "U.S. officials have expressed concern over the fact that "IHH representatives have met with senior Hamas officials in Turkey, Syria, and Gaza over the past three years," but IHH is not a designated terrorist organization in the United States. It's fair to ask, why not?"...

    06/07/2010 12:29:58 AM PDT · by Cindy · 59 replies · 258+ views - THE JERUSALEM POST ^ | 06/07/2010 10:05 | n/a
      The Iranian Red Crescent is planning to send two ships to Gaza this week it was announced on Monday. AFP quotes Red Crescent director for international affairs Abdolrauf Adibzadeh  as saying: "One ship will carry donations made by the people and the other will carry relief workers. The ships will be sent to Gaza by end of this week."  
  • IDF Attacks 3 Gaza Tunnels

    05/21/2010 12:58:56 AM PDT · by Cindy · 43 replies · 711+ views
    YNET ^ | Published: 05.21.10, 07:07 / Israel News | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Israel Air Force jets attacked three tunnels in the Gaza Strip in a joint Israel Defense Forces and Shin Bet operation on Thursday night, several hours after a Qassam rocket hit the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Two of the targets attacked were in the southern Strip and one was in the northern Strip. According to the IDF, terrorists were using the tunnels to try to infiltrate Israel. The IDF Spokesperson's Office said the tunnels were located about 1 kilometer (0.62 miles) from the border fence and that the targets were hit. There have been no reports of injuries among...
  • Laughter is good

    06/04/2010 4:30:05 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies · 278+ views
    INTERNET ^ | June 4, 2010 | n/a
    Note: Watch Video at link. Quote: LAUGHTER IS GOOD But it's better when you are able to defend yourself, your family, and your country.
  • Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding

    05/30/2010 9:42:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 170 replies · 4,470+ views - JERUSALEM POST ^ | 05/31/2010 07:00 | By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ
    "Gaza flotilla: 2 dead, dozens injured in navy boarding." By JPOST.COM STAFF AND YAAKOV KATZ 05/31/2010 07:00 SNIPPET: "Passengers tried to wrest weapons from soldiers, Army Radio reports; Turkish leadership in emergency meeting to discuss response to attack at sea. Passengers tried to grab weapons away from soldiers boarding the Gaza protest flotilla, starting the violence, Army Radio reported Tuesday morning, responding to accusations that Israeli commandos assaulted the ships guns blazing."
  • Report Damaging to Turkish "Humanitarian" Organization/Erdogan Regime Being Suppressed?

    06/02/2010 4:59:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 12 replies · 367+ views
    OSINT - INTERNET ^ | June 2, 2010 | n/a
    June 02, 2010 “REPORT DAMAGING TO TURKISH “HUMANITARIAN” ORGANIZATION/ERDOGAN REGIME BEING SUPPRESSED?” SNIPPET: "Islamist extremists recruited by the IHH (in Turkish Insani Yardim Vakfi) masquerading as “peace activists” attacked Israeli soldiers with knives, clubs, chains, stun grenades and firearms when the soldiers boarded the IHH owned and operated vessel Mavi Marmaris as it was attempted to violate the Israeli blockade of Hamas-controlled Gaza.” SNIPPET: “This should not be surprising given that Hamas is the Gaza branch of the Muslim Brotherhood. More interesting is the possibility that the armed “peace activists” were actually part of the Ikhwan’s Secret Apparatus, which for...
  • Close-Up Footage of Mavi Marmara Passengers Attacking IDF Soldiers (VIDEO)

    05/31/2010 3:54:16 PM PDT · by blueyon · 43 replies · 2,109+ views
    Youtube ^ | May 31, 2010 | idfnadesk
    Video taken by IDF naval boat shows the passengers of the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships in the 'Free Gaza' Flotilla, violently attacking IDF soldiers who were trying to board the ship after having sent repeated requests for the boat to change course. Large groups of passengers surrounded soldiers and beat them with metal poles and chairs, and threw one soldier over the side of the ship. Some passengers grabbed pistols from the IDF soldiers and opened fire. As a result of the attacks, seven IDF soldiers were injured, and nine of the passengers were killed. The 'Free Gaza'...
  • Facebook Meets the Flotilla

    05/31/2010 2:17:31 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 8 replies · 576+ views
    Gaza is under the malicious and cynical rule of a terror organization sworn on Israel’s destruction, that is holding an Israeli soldier captive in contravention of all international treaties, and that oppresses its own population while even Palestinian witnesses there acknowledge that there is no food shortage. Given Hamas’ military objectives, Israel would be crazy not to check what’s going in. But Israel had already pledged to pass on any humanitarian goods after they were inspected, and told the boats the same thing. So, no, I don’t think that the idea of stopping the boats was misguided. What we know...
  • State of alert throughout Israel. "Brink of war or new Intifada"

    05/31/2010 5:54:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 108 replies · 3,051+ views
    Asia News ^ | 5/31/2010
    Jerusalem (AsiaNews) - Israeli police and security forces have raised a state of alert across the country after the attack on a group of ships off the coast of Gaza, leading to at least 19 dead and dozens injured (see Israel attacks ships carrying aid to Gaza. At least 10 dead). An Israeli policeman tells AsiaNews that "We are on the brink of war or a new Intifada."Here and there in Israel, particularly in Nazareth, there are demonstrations against the attack on the ships carrying humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza, forcing the Israeli blockade on the Strip....
  • PA (Palestinian Authority) funds, endorses anti-fence protests

    02/01/2010 11:16:50 AM PST · by anotherview · 4 replies · 179+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 31 January 2010 | Yaakov Katz
    Concern growing of new wave of popular resistance. The Palestinian Authority is funding and even participating in violent demonstrations against the construction of the West Bank security barrier, defense officials said on Thursday, warning that if not controlled the protests could escalate into a new wave of a Palestinian resistance. The IDF has noted a growing presence of PA government officials at the weekly demonstrations north of Modi’in Illit, in Bil’in, Na’alin and near the settlement of Neveh Tzuf (Halamish), where a top PA official was spotted two weeks ago. According to information obtained by Israel, the escalation and funding...

    11/28/2009 11:14:55 AM PST · by Tamar Rush · 4 replies · 673+ views
    The Last Crusade ^ | Nov. 28, 2009 | The Last Crusade
    Worse Than Dirty Diapers In a prime-time speech Tuesday from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Obama is expected to announce that he is sending up to 35,000 additional troops to Afghanistan beginning next year. The figure is short of the 40,000 troops his top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Stanley McChrystal, has requested — but remains enough to anger many congressional Democrats, who oppose any potential troop surge, arguing that the mission is too expensive and lacks a clear objective.“I think there will be some disillusionment within his base,” said Paul Kawika Martin, political director for Peace...
  • Actions and Consequences

    10/26/2009 5:58:25 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 253+ views
    Actions and Consequences by Ari Bussel “Protecting evil and elevating it over good is the surest path to destruction. When civilization stresses the rights of the perpetrators more of those of the victims, the balance of humanity will be thrown off and civilization will crumble.” Norma Zager The current generation in Israel hardly remembers what its founders have known. Many do not even fathom the wisdom to study their own core values, dismissing their eternal code of ethics as archaic, lacking modern luster or being ultra-religious (thus possibly poisonous or infectious). Israel needs to go back to basics. It is...

    06/21/2009 8:29:05 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 5 replies · 473+ views
    The Sparticists are quite open about whose side they are on. But the media will call them peace activists anyway. This is from March 21, ANSWER protest in Los Angles. I can post a thumbnail. Can some good Samaritan make it bigger but not too big.

    06/21/2009 7:49:16 PM PDT · by SHATNERFAN1706 · 26 replies · 1,351+ views
    What is this?
  • Rolling Vigil for Peace coming to Visilia, Tulare, Porterville

    03/27/2008 6:29:28 PM PDT · by patriciaruth · 33 replies · 571+ views
    Porterville Recorder, Porterville Police Department | 3-27-08 | patriciaruth
    A local newspaper is reporting that "South Valley Peace Center" in Visalia is having a "Rolling Vigil for Peace", starting at 1pm in Visalia at Akers Road and Hwy 198, moving to Mooney Blvd and Caldwell Ave at 2 pm then going to Tulare (Prosperity Street and Hillman Ave) at 3 pm and ending up in Porterville at 4:30 pm (Henderson Ave and Prospect Street), to commemorate the death of the 4000th soldier in Iraq. I am informed today by the Porterville Police Department that this "organization" with the spokesperson of Maurice Ecung has not put in a request for...
  • World Orgasm Day to Promote Peace in War-Torn Countries

    12/20/2007 8:47:23 AM PST · by TFFKAMM · 38 replies · 134+ views ^ | 12/19/07 |
    <p>Any way you scream it, one group hopes you'll be having an orgasm in the name of world peace this Friday at 6:08 GMT.</p> <p>At the exact moment of the winter solstice, the world is urged to get busy at the second annual Global Orgasm for World Peace.</p>
  • Don't Get Me Started

    06/08/2007 9:19:42 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 3 replies · 844+ views
    Baker County Standard ^ | June, 8 2007 | Andrew C. Hefty
    Don't Get Me Started Really Angry By Andrew C. ''Andy'' Hefty Ok, now I am really angry. In fact, I am so upset that my teeth are clenched in a fit of rage. My fury stems from a collection of news articles over the last few weeks that show how completely out of touch some Americans really are. Now, this may sound like one of my typical "spouting" columns, but it's not. Hillary Clinton's Chutzpah This exceptionally dangerous politician has shown incredible audacity. Remember how over the last couple of years when Iraq became less popular that the junior senator...
  • Anti-war group in McLennan County loses it’s corporate status

    03/29/2007 6:46:34 AM PDT · by Lady J USA 1981 · 16 replies · 547+ views
    Kcentv 6 ^ | March 28. 2007
    Anti-war group in McLennan County loses it’s corporate status Updated: Mar 28, 2007 7:03pm A nationally known anti-war group in Mclennan County has lost its corporate status with the state, and a former member is calling for an investigation. Officials in the Texas State Comptroller's office said the Crawford Peace House hasn't handed in required paperwork in nearly a year. The Crawford Peace House is no longer an organization in the eyes of the state, and why that's happened is coming into question by former members. Their questions began in the summer of 2005, when the nearly bankrupt Crawford Peace...
  • Peace Group Will Go To Iran (Misguided idealists)

    02/19/2007 1:11:43 PM PST · by CedarDave · 35 replies · 1,015+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 19, 2007 | Debra Dominguez-Lund
    They're striving for international peace. The Rev. Barbara E. Dua, executive director of the New Mexico Conference of Churches, and Kathleen O'Malley, an Albuquerque therapist, will be part of an ecumenical delegation that will visit Iran seeking peace. The women are going as part of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an organization which was founded 93 years ago as an interfaith and international movement toward peace through citizen diplomacy. "The purpose of this delegation to Iran is to foster peace in an atmosphere of growing hostility between our governments," Dua said. About 20 people, including Dua and O'Malley, from around the...
  • Activist gets ASIO papers (American deported from Australia as 'security risk')

    11/02/2006 5:52:00 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 1 replies · 203+ views ^ | 3rd November 2006
    AN American peace activist deported from Australia last year and two detained Iraqi asylum seekers have been granted access to ASIO documents that deemed them security risks. Peace activist Scott Parkin was classified a national security risk while on holiday in Australia last September and was deported. Iraqi asylum seekers Mohammad Sagar and Muhammad Faisal, who have been detained for more than five years, also received adverse security assessments from ASIO. The three men applied to the Federal Court for access to the ASIO documents after the federal Government refused to release them. Justice Ross Sundberg today granted them access...
  • Clown protestors convicted in attack on missile silo

    09/15/2006 5:34:09 PM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 45 replies · 1,473+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | Fri, Sep. 15, 2006 | Staff
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ Three peace activists accused of vandalizing a Minuteman III missile silo site near Garrison have been convicted by a federal jury of destroying government property. Greg Boertje-Obed, 51, and Michael Walli, 57, both of Duluth, Minn., and Carl Kabat, 72, of St. Louis, admitted during the course of a two-day trial to dressing up as clowns, breaking into the missile silo site June 20, spray-painting messages and splattering blood, and pounding on the lid of the underground silo with hammers. The jury deliberated only about 1½ hours Thursday before convicting the men. The three men, members...
  • Woman wants late son's name off T-shirt (Son was a Marine killed in Iraq)

    07/22/2006 10:34:59 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 9 replies · 1,029+ views ^ | 7/21/06 | AP
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma woman whose son was killed in Iraq wants his name off anti-war T-shirts being sold on the Internet. Judy Vincent of Bokoshe found out last year about the shirt that lists the names of about 1700 soldiers including her son's name _ Marine Corporal Scott Vincent who died two years ago. The front of the shirt reads "Bush Lied" and the back reads "They Died." Judy Vincent persuaded state lawmakers to pass a law making it a misdemeanor to use a soldier's name or likeness without permission. Now Congressman Dan Boren has introduced a similar...
  • Aussie-US Ties Puzzling --USA Activist (Cindy Sheehan Barf Alert)

    05/23/2006 3:37:56 AM PDT · by Aussiebabe · 11 replies · 442+ views
    AAP ^ | Tuesday, May 23, 2006 | N/A
    Tuesday May 23, 04:43 PM Aussie-US ties puzzling: US activist The mother of a US soldier killed in Iraq says she is puzzled by Prime Minister John Howard's alignment with US President George W Bush, whose policies she describes as "devastating the world". Prominent anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan made international headlines when she camped outside Mr Bush's Texas ranch after her son Casey was killed in 2004. Visiting Australia as a guest of the Medical Association for the Prevention of War, Ms Sheehan said she couldn't understand Mr Howard's continuing close relations with the US president. "It disappoints me but...
  • The tyrant's best friend ('useful idiot" alleged 'peace activists')

    03/27/2006 6:42:29 AM PST · by GMMAC · 22 replies · 926+ views
    National Post - Canada ^ | Monday, March 27, 2006 | Lorne Gunter (NP - Editorial page)
    The tyrant's best friend Lorne Gunter National Post Page: A18, Section: Editorials Monday, March 27, 2006 George Orwell detested tyrants, Communist and fascist alike. But he reserved a special contempt for pacifists. "Those who 'abjure' violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf." Orwell saw pacifists as self-superior freeloaders capable of indulging their naive beliefs only because brave men and women were prepared to lay down their lives to defend them. And Orwell didn't even know the Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) whose members had to be rescued in Iraq last week by daring British,...
  • Christian Peace Activists Rescued in Iraq

    03/23/2006 7:16:09 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 2 replies · 151+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 3/23/06 | Wanrner Todd Huston
    Coalition forces (led by British forces) rescued three Christian "peace" activists who were grabbed up by radical Islamists in Iraq last year. There was happiness and hugs from their supporters, but there is no indication if the military personnel were thanked for the rescue efforts. This story is important on several levels, the least of which is the rescue of these supposed peace activists. In fact, this story makes the points these foolish people went to Iraq to protest absurd in light of all that happened. For one thing, these people are protesting the Iraqis held in detention by coalition...
  • Indiana Peace March 3-18-06

    03/13/2006 9:15:54 AM PST · by Conservatish · 10 replies · 585+ views
    There is a peace rally scheduled for 3-18-06 at 1 p.m. on the Circle. This event will be joined by approximately 10 different "peace" organizations, including Code Pink of Fort Wayne, Indianapolis Peace and Justice Center, Progressive Indiana, and others. Visit the website at or read the press release in today's Indianapolis Star, We need to confront these folks. We cannot let our soldiers down!
  • Friends of murdered US hostage urge no retribution

    03/11/2006 12:09:19 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 74 replies · 1,751+ views
    Reuters ^ | March 11 2006
    Friends of U.S. peace activist Tom Fox, who was kidnapped and killed in Iraq, cited his stance against retribution on Saturday and called for the remembrance of all victims of violence around the world. Members of the Langley Hill Friends Meeting, a peace group in northern Virginia to which Fox belonged, read a statement he co-wrote in October 2004 in which he shunned violence, even to rescue him should he ever be kidnapped. "We reject violence to punish anyone who harms us," said Doug Smith, quoting Fox, in a statement read to reporters at the group's headquarters in McLean, Virginia....
  • Free Republic's Kristinn Taylor on Just A Woman (radio) this Weekend (KRLA 870am)

    03/10/2006 3:09:09 AM PST · by ajolympian2004 · 17 replies · 1,419+ views
    Free Republic member 'JustAWoman' website ^ | Friday March 10th, 2006 | Lores Rizkalla
    Did you hear about Cindy Sheehan's letter to this administration, demanding a pull-out of the troops from Iraq? The one from this week, that is. Did you know that there's a group of protesters going to storm the White House to "End the reign of international criminals"? These are just a couple of issues Kristinn Taylor, longtime member and 8-year spokesman for Free Republic, will take on. Kristinn talks about the antics of the left and the supposed peace activists on Just A Woman Radio on KRLA with Lores Rizkalla this coming Sunday night. It'll be lots of fun! Don't...
  • FBI has file on Maine peace group

    02/02/2006 3:35:42 PM PST · by NewHampshireDuo · 30 replies · 848+ views
    Portland (Maine) Press Herald ^ | 2 February, 2006 | Gregory D. Kesich
    The FBI has been keeping tabs on a Maine peace group, according to a report provided to the Maine Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act. A single e-mail that the Maine Coalition for Peace and Justice sent to members was in the FBI's files, a representative of the bureau's records division wrote in response to the MCLU's request for information. The e-mail, sent in February 2004, was recruiting people for a demonstration in Washington, D.C., called the Million Worker March. The document may seem routine, but the fact that the file exists shows the federal government is...
  • Kidnappers issue 'last chance' warning

    01/28/2006 8:13:16 AM PST · by ferri · 14 replies · 415+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | Saturday, January 28, 2006
    Kidnappers of four Christian peace activists including two Canadians threatened to kill them unless all Iraqi prisoners are released from Iraqi and U.S. prisons, according to a new tape broadcast Saturday. Al-Jazeera TV aired a tape dated Jan. 21 showing Canadians James Loney and Harmeet Singh Sooden, along with an American and a British co-worker. The four members of the Chicago-based Christian Peacemaker Teams disappeared in Baghdad on Nov. 26.
  • Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza [slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie...]

    01/04/2006 9:34:14 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 51 replies · 1,434+ views
    Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza Wed Jan 4, 2006 12:11 PM ET GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of Parents of slain US activist briefly held in Gaza Wed Jan 4, 2006 12:11 PM ET GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen briefly seized the parents of slain U.S. activist Rachel Corrie as they visited the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, but relented after being confronted by a member of the security forces, witnesses said. They said Craig and Cindy Corrie, whose daughter was fatally run down by an Israeli bulldozer as she tried to prevent...
  • "The work he was doing is the work they would like to see done," daughter of hostage to terrorists

    12/06/2005 10:09:20 PM PST · by Jeff Head · 111 replies · 4,133+ views
    ABC Nightline | Dec 6,2005 | Jeff Head
    I just watched an interview with the daughter of the American Peace Activist held hostage in Iraq. While I can respect the strength of the man's convictions, I sharply and fundamentally disagree with them. He specifically stated that if taken hostage he did not want US or Iraqi forces to attempt his rescue with any use of force. Despite this, it is clear that he was there in direct opposition to US forces and was in fact abetting the very people our forces and the free Iraqis are fighting. When asked by the host if there was anything that she...
  • NEW VIDEO: DEATH TO PEACE ACTIVISTS IF DEMANDS NOT MET - Kidnappers Threaten to Kill Iraq Activists

    12/02/2005 12:44:21 PM PST · by DCBryan1 · 417 replies · 12,973+ views
    AP via Drudge Report ^ | 02 DEC 05 | dcbryan1
    <p>Al-Jazeera has broadcast a video in which kidnappers threaten to kill four Christian peace activists unless their demands are met by Dec. 8... Developing...</p>
  • CA: Federal spy probe begins into California National Guard unit

    07/06/2005 6:10:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 619+ views
    San Diego Union -Tribune ^ | 7/6/05 | Don Thompson - AP
    SACRAMENTO – U.S. military authorities on Wednesday began investigating whether a California National Guard unit was established to spy on U.S. citizens, as about 30 demonstrators outside guard headquarters confronted officials backed by armed soldiers. The federal probe of the nation's largest National Guard force involves the U.S. Army's inspector general, the federal National Guard Bureau's inspector general and the National Guard Bureau's legal division. The unit has raised concern among peace activists that the Guard is resorting to the same type of civilian monitoring that characterized Vietnam War-era protests. "These are your mothers, grandmothers and neighbors," said George Main,...
  • DC: Activists To Send Peace Photos To Iraq

    10/21/2004 4:59:20 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 5 replies · 500+ views
    Getty Images ^ | October 21, 2004 | God'sgrrl
    War WAS the Answer......Uday and his father are no longer in power. The gulags are gone, the torture has ended. I think these people are brain dead.
  • BARF ALERT: The Hiroshima "peace" statue in Seattle "peace" park.

    09/27/2004 12:37:17 PM PDT · by Seth Monroe · 35 replies · 857+ views
    The Seattle P.I. ^ | Sept. 24, 2004 | Kerry Murakami
    Objections aside, statue may stay in Peace Park By KERY MURAKAMI SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER The bronze girl with the paper crane may stay home after all. Seattle Parks and Recreation officials recommended last night that the park board leave the statue of Sadako Sasaki -- the Japanese schoolgirl who became a symbol for peace after she died in the bombing of Hiroshima -- at a tiny, out-of-the-way park in the University District. Some argued that with another war killing children as the backdrop to the debate, the statue of Sasaki, dressed in her school uniform and holding aloft a paper...
  • A John Kerry wannabe: Denying Atrocities From Vietnam to Fallujah

    08/26/2004 2:01:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies · 450+ views
    Collective Bellaciao, France ^ | August 26, 2004 | FRAN SCHOR, Wayne State University professor - peace and justice activist
    The recent controversy surrounding the "Swift Boat Veterans" ad challenging John Kerry’s Vietnam record and his later statements as a leader of Vietnam Veterans against the War (VVAW) have fallen into predictable partisan perspectives. Republicans and their media attack machine still insist that Kerry’s medals are suspect and his VVAW activities were treasonous. Kerry and the Democrats, in turn, have found further documentary evidence and eye-witness accounts to support his version of the Vietnam incidents. As far as Kerry’s 1971 testimony about US atrocities in Vietnam, Kerry has reiterated that he was just recounting reports from the Winter Soldier Investigations....
  • An Open Question Concerning Matters of Defence, National Security, and the Coming Election

    05/29/2004 4:20:08 PM PDT · by DIM1 · 5 replies · 134+ views
    Self-Published | 5/229/2004 | DIM1
    An Open Question for Anyone Concerned With Matters of Defence, National Security, and the Coming Election I’ve become concerned in the last few years or so as to the extent that left-leaning sentiments may have come to be expounded by some organizations related to the military. For example, although Defence , Watch/SFTT seems to go to bat for enlisted personel in legitimate ways they also seem to foster a sense of victim-hood similar to that encouraged by those groups that claim to help out various minority and special interest groups. They also seem to encourage the kind of suspicion, distrust,...
  • Al-Qaeda boosted by Iraq war, warns think-tank

    05/26/2004 12:43:21 AM PDT · by churchillbuff · 199 replies · 603+ views ^ | May 25, 04 |
    LONDON : The US-led war on Iraq, far from countering terrorism, has helped revitalise the Al-Qaeda terror network, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) think-tank warned. The London-based body said in its annual Strategic Survey 2003/2004 that the deadly train bombings in Madrid in March, the worst terror strike in Europe for more than a decade, showed that Osama Bin Laden's terror network "had fully reconstituted". It also predicted the Islamic group would step up its anti-Western attacks, possibly even resorting to weapons of mass destruction and targeting Americans, Europeans and Israelis while continuing to support insurgents opposing the...
  • "Protesters dishonor those who sacrificed their lives"-Belated Springfield, MO Freep Report

    03/31/2004 2:08:28 PM PST · by swmopatriot · 37 replies · 518+ views
    Springfield News-Leader ^ | 3/31/04 | Mary Ann Bullock
    <p>On March 20, I drove along East Sunshine past a small group of peace activists on one side of Sunshine holding up a piece of tarp with sheets of 8?-by-11-inch paper attached supposedly telling the stories of American soldiers killed in Iraq ("Wall bridges feelings of loss," March 21 News-Leader). Directly across the street were two 18-year-olds, Jason Highley holding up a sign reading "Terrorists are the enemy, not George W. Bush" and Matt Simpson was holding up another sign that said "Freedom's not free." Those two boys have learned more in 18 years than those across the street, such as Ed Janosik, have in 75 or 80 years. Yes, we grieve for those who have given their lives, and also for their families. And yes, each of those who have given their lives deserve to be honored to the highest degree. Those brave men volunteered to do what they were doing when they lost their lives because they knew that if the terrorists are not stopped, a lot more Americans will lose their lives as a result. After they have fallen, to use their stories in that manner dishonors them rather than honors them, because protest demonstrations such as that only give encouragement to the terrorists.</p>
  • Activists Board Bus To Spread Message Of Peace [*BARF ALERT*]

    09/27/2003 9:21:34 PM PDT · by Ex-Dem · 9 replies · 210+ views
    Bozeman Daily Chronicle ^ | September 27, 2003 | Kayley Mendenhall
    Having seen first-hand the suffering that war and occupation have caused Iraqis and Palestinians, Doug Johnson and Lysander Puccio decided to share their experiences with anyone willing to listen. They both agreed to ride the "Wheels of Justice," a brightly painted old school bus, across the United States to tell their stories. And they arrived Friday afternoon at the Gallatin County Courthouse in Bozeman. "One of the things we do when we get back (from a war zone) is talk about what we experienced there with our own eyes," said Puccio, a member of Direct Action Palestine and a social...