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  • Marathon Bombing ‘Hero’ Questioned By FBI, Police At Boston Home

    04/18/2013 7:25:45 AM PDT · by Opinionatedtoday · 3 replies
    BOSTON (CBS) – Nine years ago, Carlos Arredondo gained worldwide attention and sympathy, for being a grieving father who had a heartbreaking reaction to news that his son had been killed in the Iraq war. Now he lives in Boston, and has found himself in the middle of the marathon bombing story. He is being both praised and questioned at the same time. Arredondo running toward the blast and helping victims is one of the lasting images of the bombings. “I had to to stop the bleeding, so I grabbed this sweater,” said Arredondo. “I ripped it apart and wrapped...
  • Intersections Statement on Recent Hate Crime [Cabbie Stabber was a member]

    08/26/2010 9:14:15 AM PDT · by syriacus · 30 replies
    Intersections International Web Site ^ | August 25, 2010 | Intersections
    We at Intersections are deeply saddened by the stabbing incident on Tuesday evening, perpetrated against a Muslim New York City cab driver. Our earnest prayers are extended to the victim, Mr. Ahmed Sharif, for a full and speedy recovery. There is no place in this city, or anywhere else, for such senseless acts of violence. We are further saddened that the person charged with this crime, Michael Enright, has been a volunteer with Intersections for the past year. Mike’s work with us was generous and responsible. He shared our vision for a diverse and peaceful world and our prayers go...
  • Coakley dodges question about Afghanistan claim

    01/12/2010 8:54:39 PM PST · by freespirited · 19 replies · 1,339+ views
    CNN ^ | 01/12/10 | Peter Hamby
    Democrat Martha Coakley dodged a pointed question Tuesday about her claim during a Massachusetts Senate debate the night before that terrorists are no longer in Afghanistan. During Monday's debate with Republican Scott Brown, Coakley questioned why the United States still has troops in Afghanistan. She claimed that the al Qaeda terrorists who were originally targeted by American military action have migrated elsewhere, rendering the mission moot. "They're gone," she said. "They're not there anymore. They're in, apparently Yemen, they're in Pakistan." A reporter asked Coakley about that claim after a Capitol Hill fundraiser on Tuesday. "Do you stand by that...
  • Miss Obama's Peacenik T-shirt Sends A Message To G8 Leaders

    07/08/2009 9:53:05 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 1 replies · 2,152+ views
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | July 08th 2009
    Miss Obama's peacenik T-shirt sends a message to G8 leaders By CHARLOTTE SPRATT 09th July 2009. Barack Obama's eldest daughter has a clear message for her father - it's time to get rid of the world's nuclear weapons. Just 48 hours after the U.S. President shook hands with Vladimir Putin over an agreement to reduce their stockpile of nuclear weapons, Malia spotted out wearing not one, but two anti-nuclear T-shirts. The 11-year-old wore tops bearing the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament's famous symbol as her father prepared for three days of G8 talks in Italy. [Pic in URL] Statement: Malia Obama,...
  • Obama to Hear Panel on Changes to War Powers Act

    12/11/2008 9:31:52 AM PST · by presidio9 · 7 replies · 600+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 12, 2008 | PETER BAKER
    It’s not as if President-elect Barack Obama doesn’t have enough on his plate with a financial meltdown and a home-state scandal. But now he is delving into the thorny question of who can send the country into war. In between interviewing cabinet nominees and announcing health care plans, Mr. Obama plans to meet Thursday with the leaders of a commission that has proposed revamping the legal process for launching military action, to require more consultation between a president and Congress. The proposal would scrap the problematic War Powers Act of 1973, a measure passed in the hangover from Vietnam to...
  • (Vanity) Bookworms -- need yopur suggestion(s) on a book.

    12/03/2008 12:54:24 PM PST · by yankeedame · 32 replies · 636+ views
    Dec 03, 2008 | Yankeedame
    Hey gang, I need some suggestions for a book on the real Mahama Gandhi. I've read two or three books on the British Raj over the course of years, but have yet to read a bio of Gandhi. Needless to say I don't want to get stuck with some fawning dribble. Thanks! Your fellow bookworm, --YD
  • God should bless other countries

    09/01/2008 9:47:59 PM PDT · by xjcsa · 37 replies · 337+ views
    Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier ^ | August 31, 2008 | Donna Wood
    God's blessings on America would be good. I'd ask for prosperity, generosity, intelligence, opportunity, and peace. Apparently some people think of other divine blessings. Like the Bronze Age Hebrews, they pray for God's blessing in war. From McCain's Website, we learn his position on Iraq: "I know the pain war causes. I understand the frustration caused by our mistakes in this war. And I regret sincerely the additional sacrifices imposed on the brave Americans who defend us. But I also know the toll a lost war takes on an army and on our country's security." McCain says that Obama's policies...
  • Where Are The Peaceniks?

    08/11/2008 5:52:27 PM PDT · by bocopar · 42 replies · 242+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 8/11/08 | Bob Parks
    I’m sorry but this is one reason why I have no real respect for the so-called “peace movement”. I would think a peacenik would abhor all war and call for peace whenever and wherever it broke out. But alas, the peace movement is currently silent (Day Four) when it comes to the recent Russian invasion of Georgia.
  • Obama as Chamberlain (Neville, not Wilt) - Photoshop

    05/15/2008 12:58:33 PM PDT · by inkling · 22 replies · 98+ views
    ExurbanLeague.com ^ | May 15, 2008 | Exurban Jon
    So, Dubya goes before the Israel Knesset for their 60th Anniversary and criticizes appeasement: "Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals, as if some ingenious argument will persuade them they have been wrong all along," the President said to the country's legislative body, "We have heard this foolish delusion before. As Nazi tanks crossed into Poland in 1939, an American senator declared: 'Lord, if only I could have talked to Hitler, all of this might have been avoided.' We have an obligation to call this what it is –- the false comfort of appeasement, which has...
  • Obama Said The U.S. Took Its "Eye Off The Ball" In Afghanistan

    02/28/2008 10:25:30 AM PST · by yoe · 40 replies · 249+ views
    GOP ^ | February 28, 2008 | Staff
    Obama Has Been Highly Critical Of The U.S. Operation In Afghanistan; Said "We Have Taken Our Eye Off The Ball": Obama Said The U.S. Took Its "Eye Off The Ball" In Afghanistan. Obama: "We went into Iraq, a war that we should have never authorized and should not have been waged. ... It has ... allowed us to neglect the situation in Afghanistan. We know right now ... that al Qaeda is hiding in the hills between Afghanistan and Pakistan. And because we have taken our eye off the ball, they are stronger now than any time since 2001." (Sen....
  • Making A Run For Freedom (Moonbat Alert! - Man Protests War In Thong Bikini)

    10/07/2007 9:38:10 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 40 replies · 926+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sat, Oct. 06, 2007 | NICHOLAS SPANGLER
    Making a run for freedom Posted on Sat, Oct. 06, 2007 By NICHOLAS SPANGLER The remarkable thing about running through downtown Miami at lunch hour in nothing but Nikes and a red, white and blue thong is how many people don't notice. They were talking on their phones; shuffling documents; concentrating on walking. Not until he climbed the steps of the Miami-Dade Courthouse did a few lawyerly types point and smile at the nearly naked man. He was Michael Tisdale, a lumberjack hailing from the Redland, protesting the state of the nation. This had nothing to do with his being...
  • Montclair NJ War Protester Arrested

    03/28/2007 3:42:24 PM PDT · by lindasobers · 7 replies · 251+ views
    www.baristanet.com
    Montclair resident Barbara Webster, a self-employed bookkeeper representing Montclair Campaign for Peace and Justice, was one of five anti-war protesters arrested yesterday in Newark, for staging a peaceful sit-in in the Gateway Center lobby where US Senators Frank Lautenberg and Robert Menendez have offices. Webster, 64, tells Baristanet the protest is part of a nationwide effort to stop further funding of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. "Our goal was to camp out in the senator's office until he signed the pledge we delivered last week, or until the office closed and they called the police to get us out....
  • URGENT: Jane Fonda to Protest Iraq War at Navy Memorial Sat. (Help D.C. Chapter Counter-Protest!)

    01/24/2007 12:45:39 PM PST · by kristinn · 352 replies · 17,438+ views
    Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | Kristinn
    THIS IS AN URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT: The D.C. Chapter of Free Republic is canceling our planned gathering at Upper Senate Park scheduled for 10 a.m. this Saturday, January 27, and will instead focus our efforts on the appearance at the Navy Memorial that morning by Jane Fonda for a so-called antiwar rally there.We will gather at 9 a.m. and stay through Fonda's scheduled appearance at 10 a.m.Please bring American and service flags, signs bearing messages of support for our troops, as well as signs denouncing Fonda and her band of traitors.The following is the announcement by the sponsor of Saturday's larger...
  • Kucinich to run on antiwar platform

    12/13/2006 11:36:43 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies · 439+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2006 | Christina Bellantoni
    Kucinich to run on antiwar platform By Christina Bellantoni THE WASHINGTON TIMES Published December 13, 2006 Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich raised the stakes for Democratic White House hopefuls yesterday, jumping into the 2008 race with a challenge to his own party -- end the war in Iraq. The Ohio Democrat making his second bid for the presidency called himself the only true antiwar candidate, saying the U.S. should defund the war immediately and bring the troops home. "My conscience calls me to action," Mr. Kucinich, 60, said at Cleveland City Hall. "I am not going to stand by and watch...
  • Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S.

    09/17/2006 8:04:11 PM PDT · by FlyVet · 89 replies · 2,029+ views
    AP ^ | 9/17/06 | CHASE SQUIRES
    Nobel Peace Prize Winners Take Aim at U.S. By CHASE SQUIRES, AP DENVER (Sept. 17) - Ten Nobel Peace Prize laureates chbishop called for world peace and took aim at U.S. policy makers, asking an enthusiastic crowd of 7,000 youth to demand that the United States pull back its military, spread its wealth and offer aid to developing countries. The Archbishop Desmond Tutu had stern words for the Bush administration. "Then how can you commit Guantanamo Bay? Take back your country," he said. Only the Dalai Lama, whose speech at the three-day PeaceJam convention at the University of Denver was...
  • Army interrogator to return to military custody (stomach-turner)

    08/11/2006 3:47:03 PM PDT · by MizSterious · 6 replies · 524+ views
    Fayetteville Online ^ | Friday, August 11, 2006 | N/A
    Published on Friday, August 11, 2006 Army interrogator to return to military custody SEATTLE The Associated Press Shortly after returning from Iraq last year, Army Sgt. Ricky Clousing gathered a few belongings and left Fort Bragg in the middle of the night, leaving only a note quoting Martin Luther King. Less than six months in Iraq, seeing the "daily physical, psychological and emotional harassment of civilians," had left him confused and disenchanted with the United States' role in the war, he said. "My experience in Iraq really made me second-guess my ability to perform as a soldier and also forced...
  • In my dream, I had orders to execute a fellow soldier...

    07/31/2006 9:09:59 AM PDT · by connell · 3 replies · 275+ views
    ModernConservative.com ^ | Christopher Cook
    We have been discussing the problematic nature of pacifism over the last few days, in The Problem of Pulpit Pacifism, Part 1 and Part 2. We will finish that discussion today with an article that we think you'll find interesting. Within just a few days after the September 11th attacks, some people began forwarding emails with the inevitable pacifist pleas for "peace" and "restraint," decrying violence in all its forms. The idea, amazingly, was to encourage general opposition to action in Afghanistan. In addition to homegrown emails, many of us also had our inboxes graced with the vaunted but highly...
  • Me, Hugo and George **Projectile Vomit Alert**

    07/16/2006 5:51:30 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 46 replies · 1,178+ views
    Gold Star Families For Peace ^ | 07-15-06 | Cindy Sheehan
    When I was growing up in Bellflower, Ca., I never, as a child with a good imagination, could have ever imagined that my life would take the peculiar turn that it has. I could not have foreseen giving birth to a child that would eventually be wrongfully and devastatingly killed in war or that I would be meeting with world leaders or be nominated for the Noble Peace Prize. Along with the Vice President of Spain, Foreign Minister of Ireland, Attorney General of Australia and countless parliamentarians from all over the globe, one of the world leaders that I have...
  • Celebs to Join Cindy Sheehan in Hunger Strike

    06/22/2006 4:48:30 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 85 replies · 2,035+ views
    CNSNews ^ | June 22, 2006 | Nathan Burchfiel
    Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan announced Wednesday that she plans to begin an "open-ended hunger strike" on July 4 to urge the Bush administration to bring troops home from Iraq. "We hope the fast will galvanize public attention, invigorate the peace movement, build pressure on elected officials, and get our troops back home," Sheehan said in a statement posted on the anti-war blogosphere. The fast, organized by Code Pink and Sheehan's Gold Star Families for Peace, will begin on Independence Day in Washington, D.C. In her statement Sheehan said she would move the fast to Crawford, Texas, where the president owns...
  • "Who would Jesus bomb"

    06/07/2006 5:00:46 PM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 28 replies · 721+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune Open Column ^ | 7 June, 2006 | Gulfwar1vet
    Steve Jacobs is a peacenik here in Columbia, MO. He usually is there on Saturday mornings at the Columbia Post Office protesting carring his sign "Who would Jesus Bomb?" Mr. Jacobs wrote a letter in the Open Column in this evening's paper and I will let you all make sense of what he is trying to get across.
  • "Something I hold so dear" - After Action Report Tucson, Arizona March 18th, 2006 Moonbat March

    03/23/2006 11:49:55 AM PST · by \/\/ayne · 19 replies · 2,216+ views
    AmericanProtest.net ^ | 03/23/2006 | Wayne Boettcher
    "Something I hold so dear" by Wayne Boettcher Posted: 03/24/2006 It was a cool day in the desert on March 18, 2006, happy grey clouds scudded across the sky. The brisk wind rocked my truck, promising a sand-filled day as I ricocheted through the crazy Tucson streets toward the Military Recruiting Center at 2302 E. Speedway. In this town, many citizens seem to have replaced the gas and brake pedals of their vehicles with a simple toggle switch where up is full power, down is full brake. When I arrived at the Center at 8:00 am, at least ten...
  • Tom Fox gave peace a chance!

    03/12/2006 7:38:49 AM PST · by Atomic Vomit · 19 replies · 516+ views
    self ^ | 3/19/06 | atomic vomit
    The "bridges for peace" bennish types will be on their bridges between 1200-1300 today. Here's a good counter protest slogan for those of you who are tiring of using the same old hand signal semaphore every week these ponytails inflict themselves on us:Shout out or write...."Tom Fox gave peace a chance!" They'll know exactly who you mean.
  • GI denied request in objector case (Katherine Jashinski)

    03/07/2006 6:20:50 PM PST · by Former Military Chick · 35 replies · 819+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 03/07/2006 | San Antonio Express-News
    A judge in San Antonio has denied the request of a former Fort Sam Houston soldier to force the Army to release her as a conscientious objector. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled Friday that Pfc. Katherine Jashinski, 23, did not prove she has a firm, fixed and sincere objection to participating in war. The judge previously refused to block orders that shipped her to Fort Benning, Ga. There, Jashinski has refused to participate in weapons training in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. She has been charged with "missing movement" and faces a court-martial, said J.E. McNeil, executive director of...
  • DaveLoneRanger takes on a peace activist (Transcript of on-air call and e-mail debate)

    02/21/2006 6:53:31 PM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 56 replies · 2,872+ views
    February 21, 2006 | DaveLoneRanger
    Introduction and Summary Recently, I heard a peace activist on a local talk radio show in the morning. The female host is locally known for her left-leaning opinions and politics, but I still call in to disagree (and on rare cases, agree) and make a case for my opinion. In this case, it was a young peace activist condemning the war. The host expressed some amazement that his rallies were not having a high turnout. I called up and debated him on the air. The host did not want us going back to the past and talking about the war’s...
  • "Howard Dean, Foreign Policy Expert" CARTOON featuring DNC Chair Dean as hippie moonbat peacenik...

    12/07/2005 10:52:37 PM PST · by IPWGOP · 22 replies · 1,382+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 12/8/2005 | IPWGOP
    Peacenik moonbat DNC Chairman Howard Dean gleefully declares defeat for America.    (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)  
  • "2005 HelloWeenie Award" CARTOON

    10/07/2005 7:03:37 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 36 replies · 1,774+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 10/7/2005 | IPWGOP
    October 7, 2005It's time for the annual HelloWeenie award! Last year's recipient was flip-flopper Sen. John Kerry. This year's recipient is cut-n-run Cindy Sheehan. (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large)
  • US candidate's anti-war appeal

    09/29/2005 6:02:10 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 18 replies · 637+ views
    news.com.au ^ | 30 September 2005
    POTENTIAL 2008 Democratic presidential contender Senator Russ Feingold has made an early appeal to anti-war activists and set himself apart from possible rivals by calling for a pullout of US troops from Iraq by the end of next year. No other Democrat pondering a run for the White House, nor any of the party's congressional leaders or prominent foreign policy voices, has broken with Republican President George W. Bush and endorsed a timetable for Iraq withdrawal. The lack of strong opposition on Iraq from a deeply divided Democratic Party, even as polls show growing public unhappiness with the war, has...
  • GREAT QUOTES about War and Peace and America to SUPPORT THE TROOPS -- to EMAIL to NON-FREepers

    09/24/2005 9:15:24 AM PDT · by The Spirit Of Allegiance · 11 replies · 1,148+ views
    various | 9/24/2005 | American Heroes Past and Present
    On this weekend that so many lies are being told about America, let's share this with everyone, get the truth out on the Net! Copy/Paste/Forward This On by email to everyone you possibly can -- GREAT QUOTES: If we wish to be free--if we mean to preserve inviolate those inestimable privileges for which we have been so long contending--if we mean not basely to abandon the noble struggle in which we have been so long engaged, and which we have pledged ourselves never to abandon until the glorious object of our contest shall be obtained--we must fight! I repeat it,...
  • "You Don't Speak For Me, Cindy" CARTOON featuring Cindy Sheehan

    08/23/2005 11:10:46 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 37 replies · 3,566+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 8/23/2005 | IPWGOP
     (click here to see it reeeeeeeally large) here is a link to the "You Don't Speak For Me, Cindy! Tour" thread, posted by Jim Robinson: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1465713/posts?page=1
  • Lutheran "Renewing Worship" Hymns released, with predictable revisions

    07/27/2005 8:18:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 52 replies · 1,509+ views
    American Lutheran Publicity Bureau ^ | 26 July AD 2005 | David Baer
    I noticed that the hymn proposals for the "new primary resource" are available online at the Renewing Worship web site. Just in time for them to say that they have been made widely available before the Churchwide Assembly. www.renewingworship.org/about/proposal/pdf/Hymns.pdf In a quick look at the proposal, there are some suggested changes in tune and text that I like. For the most part it preserves what has been known in LBW and WOV. The changes are predictable: -- Those nasty words like "Lord" have been purged when possible (For example, see "For the Beauty of the Earth.") -- That nasty "F"...
  • Concerned [That my incoherent, rambling thread is still here after ten plus hours! ZOT]

    06/28/2005 12:09:47 AM PDT · by Concerned82071 · 112 replies · 1,267+ views
    My Opinion | June 28,2005 | Concerned82071
    I am concerned about our Country. What happened to the American Dream? What happened to freedom for all? This Country was founded on freedom for all. The Constitution states WE THE PEOPLE(ALL PEOPLE),& THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS,FREEDOM & THE AMERICAN DREAM. We all need to come together & fight for theses things. Years ago people came together to protest for things that were wrong or things they believed in,that is what we need to do now to preserve this country for our children & our children's children. We also cannot forget God-whatever God you believe in. That is also another...
  • Local "peacenik" complains about Tribune columnist not being "objective" enough

    06/22/2005 5:51:37 PM PDT · by GulfWar1Vet · 3 replies · 399+ views
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | 22 June 2005 | Gulfwar1vet
    This "peacenik" who wrote the article is non-other than Abe Haim, son of Mark Haim, the local "peacenik hippy", leader of the Peace Nook here in Columbia. Tony Messanger is the Tribune columnist who wrote an article a while back about the assualt attack on Bluesagewoman from the "peace activist", Paul Allaire. So Abe is complaining that Tony should not be writing anything that Abe and Mark doesn't agree with. It's like that woman I wrote to about her wanting the Trib to take out the B.C. Comic strip on Jesus Christ, and the Jewish faith because she didn't agree...
  • Japan not ready for U.N. Security Council seat (Asahi Op-Ed; pro-U.N. "GERO" alert!)

    05/27/2005 11:00:34 AM PDT · by DTogo · 5 replies · 363+ views
    Asahi on line ^ | 5-27-05 | Takashi Tsujii (poet/writer)
    Many business leaders and people in diplomatic circles seem to share the view that Japan adequately meets the requirements to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Their opinion is based on Japan's great financial contributions to the U.N. budget and to developing nations in the form of official development assistance. But I disagree. The United Nations is an international organization for peace. The greatest problem of the Security Council, which forms its core, is how to deal with U.S. unilaterism. The U.S. government ignored the United Nations and launched a pre-emptive attack on Iraq. The problem...
  • Anti-Military Career Day

    04/10/2005 8:55:55 AM PDT · by Jon Alvarez · 43 replies · 718+ views
    Help Needed! Anti-Americanism in schools alert!! The Syracuse Peace Council is being allowed a presence on career day to counter the military recruiters at the event. This is dead wrong! Help us pressure the school officials to do the right thing!
  • 'Eyes Wide Open' sponsored by AFSC [Fernando Suarez del Solar Sighting]

    03/10/2005 8:59:54 AM PST · by Mister Sophisticate · 3 replies · 265+ views
    The [San Diego] North County Times ^ | Thursday, March 10, 2005 | QUINN EASTMAN - Staff Writer
    ESCONDIDO ---- An outdoor exhibit on the human costs of the conflict in Iraq called "Eyes Wide Open" will come to Grape Day Park in Escondido Wednesday. The main feature will be rows of boots representing the lives of American soldiers lost in Iraq. The boots will be tagged with the soldiers' name, rank and home state. The exhibit will also feature a 24-foot wall of names and incidents identifying Iraqi civilian deaths. Sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee, the exhibit will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the park, 321 N. Broadway in Escondido. Speakers...
  • Boxer: I'll Call Condi a Liar Again

    01/23/2005 5:49:37 PM PST · by wagglebee · 160 replies · 4,761+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 1/23/05 | NewsMax
    Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., said Sunday that when the full Senate debates the nomination of Dr. Condoleezza Rice to be Secretary of State on Tuesday, she intends to repeat charges that Rice deliberately misled the nation about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. "I will lay out again on the Senate floor [why] I do not believe [she] has been candid with the American people," Sen. Boxer told CNN's "Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer." "[She's] gone on shows like yours and made statements that I don't think were true, or they were half-true, didn't tell the whole story, didn't level...
  • "The Peace Commies" - Watch the trailer!

    12/09/2004 1:39:56 PM PST · by MiamiFreePress · 21 replies · 474+ views
    PeaceCommies.com ^ | December 9, 2004 | Jorge Torres
    Hi Everyone, It's been a long slog but I finally finished my documentary, "The Peace Commies". You can watch a 60 second trailer at the site. The movie documents the antiwar movement starting with some of the earliest protests right after 9/11. It presents powerful evidence of the real motives driving the dissenters. And you'll love the protester reactions, which range from comical to offensive. The Peace Commies also highlights the work of other activists like Evan Maloney and ProtestWarrior.com that are helping to expose the peace movement's depravity. Several FReepers appear in the movie, including: My Favorite Headache, Fearless...
  • Peacenik anti-Bush Rallies, National Election Eve Candlelight Vigil, November 1, 2004

    10/22/2004 10:23:48 AM PDT · by Coleus · 48 replies · 931+ views
    AFSC ^ | 10.22.04
    National Election Eve Candlelight Vigil November 1, 2004Lighting a Path for DemocracyGather with your friends and neighbors: To hold our nation in the light. To show that democracy matters. To call for clean elections. To remember the things we all care about — peace, justice, security. Build democracy. Vote November 2. This is a nonpartisan effort sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee. Endorsing organizations to date include: The National Council of Churches, United for Peace & Justice, and many others For more information and continuing updates, please contact: Peace building & Demilitarization Program American Friends Service Committee, 1501 Cherry...
  • The war on terrorism is a dominant issue

    08/06/2004 1:53:56 AM PDT · by familyop · 205+ views
    AP via PhillyBurbs ^ | 2AUG04 | TOM RAUM
    WASHINGTON - The war on terrorism is a dominant issue in the campaign for the White House and has been one of President Bush's strongest issues. By acting quickly on a proposed intelligence overhaul, he signaled a determination to protect that advantage.Bush urged Congress on Monday to create the post of national intelligence director, a recommendation in last month's Sept. 11 commission's report.The report has gained political potency heading toward the November elections, and Bush and John Kerry have been maneuvering to gain advantage.Bush has a huge edge. While Kerry's platform is that of the Democratic presidential nominee, Bush has...
  • AP has their own Iraqi Greg Packer?

    06/29/2004 10:10:56 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 7 replies · 1,339+ views
    Adeimantus via Instapundit. ^ | 06/28/04 | Adeimantus
    http://adeimantus.blogspot.com/2004/06/instant-rehabilitation-of-saddam.html In his report on the transfer of sovereignty, Associated Press writer Tarek el-Tablawy includes the following quote to buttress his assertion that "the response [to the handover] in Baghdad was mixed":"Iraqis are happy inside, but their happiness is marred by fear and melancholy," said artist Qassim al-Sabti. "Of course I feel I'm still occupied. You can't find anywhere in the world people who would accept occupation. America these days, is like death. Nobody can escape from it."I am always suspicious of these man-on-the street-type of quotes, which reporters too often use selectively as a device to interject their own...
  • Counter-Protesters Take Center Stage at San Francisco ANSWER Rally

    06/06/2004 10:15:35 PM PDT · by SeenTheLight · 30 replies · 525+ views
    ChronWatch.com ^ | 6-6-04 | Cinnamon Stillwell
    The fringe left was out in all its glory in San Francisco on Saturday (6/5), marking the anniversary of Israel's 1967 war. International A.N.S.W.E.R. organizers also managed to lump Iraq into the equation, with the blanket statement, ''End All Occupations!'' And just to cover their bases, the banner above the stage read, ''U.S. Troops Out of Everwhere!'' The banner also called for the U.S. to ''End the Torture'' and of course, there were many references to Abu Ghraib throughout the day. But all in all, it was a pitiful display and the best they could turn out was 4000-5000 people....
  • Operation Infinite FReep - Columbia, MO

    03/27/2004 12:14:47 PM PST · by GulfWar1Vet · 38 replies · 396+ views
    Streets of Columbia, MO | March 27, 2004 | Gulfwar1Vet
    Well, it was back to "normal" after last week's A.N.S.W.E.R's worldwide protest against the War against Terrorism and the Troops in Iraq. The same weekly core of "Lefties" were out there, with the same signs that don't make any sense. One poster even had a sign saying "God's children are everywhere." I have to think on that one. I also wondered where the large crowd went to that was there last week? Mmmm..they just came out of the woodwork, I suppose, to get their quickie minute of fame? I am sure that they didn't give a hoot about the Troops...
  • Operation Infinite FReep, Columbia, Mo. 03/20/04

    03/20/2004 12:31:18 PM PST · by bluesagewoman · 28 replies · 209+ views
    streets of Columbia | 03/20/04 | bluesagewoman
    Mid-Missouri Patriots had some very special guests join us this morning countering the peaceniks at the post office in Columbia, Missouri. Freeper Bahbab drove from Kansas City and stopped by on her way to St. Louis. Last time she joined us she brought Sophie. This time her kitty joined us, but elected to stay in the car. J.W. came back and brought a couple of his friends. We were so delighted to have these young men stand with us. We old fogies sometimes forget exactly how good most of that generation is, and how proud we are of them. It...
  • Former Seattle journalist accused of helping Iraq: 'I'm innocent'

    03/12/2004 5:37:43 PM PST · by ValerieUSA · 52 replies · 326+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | March 14, 2004 | By Cameron W. Barr and Dan Eggen
    A former congressional press aide was arrested yesterday for allegedly maintaining an "intelligence relationship" for several years with U.S.-based spies for Saddam Hussein before the Iraqi leader was ousted. Among other activities, authorities said, Susan Lindauer, 41, cooperated with Iraqi intelligence agents in January 2003 by delivering a letter to the home of a distant relative, White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card, urging the Bush administration to hold off its invasion of Iraq so weapons inspectors could continue their work. Lindauer, a former journalist, worked in the late 1980s for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and The Herald in Everett. Lindauer,...
  • Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie deposition

    03/11/2004 10:22:16 PM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 13 replies · 606+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 12, 2004 | By Sherrie Gossett
    Alleged spy for Iraq gave Lockerbie depositionFormer Democrat congressional aide was at center of CIA controversy Posted: March 12, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern By Sherrie Gossett© 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Former journalist and congressional press secretary Susan Lindauer, who was arrested yesterday on charges she acted as an Iraqi spy before and after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, came to the forefront of politics in 1994 over a controversial meeting she had with an alleged CIA operative based in Syria. That meeting resulted in her giving a deposition in the Lockerbie bombing trial that suggested Libya was innocent of the bombing. The 1994 deposition received...
  • Campaign 2004: Kerry's anti-war record attacked

    02/13/2004 11:48:12 PM PST · by FairOpinion · 45 replies · 768+ views
    Post-Gazetter ^ | Feb. 13, 2004 | Ann McFeatters
    <p>WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Sen. John F. Kerry, Vietnam War hero, is suddenly getting slammed as John F. Kerry, Vietnam War protester.</p> <p>At a House Republicans retreat earlier this week, discussion of how to target the Democrats' apparent standard-bearer hinged not so much on examining his 19 years of Senate votes, but on his work against the Vietnam War.</p>
  • Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni keeps '60s spirit intact for a new generation

    01/15/2004 10:06:01 AM PST · by ppaul · 7 replies · 649+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | 1/15/04 | Tyrone Beason
    Poet and activist Nikki Giovanni keeps '60s spirit intact for a new generationBy Tyrone BeasonSeattle Times staff reporter Nikki Giovanni may be a 60-year-old cancer survivor with a respectable teaching job at Virginia Tech University, but her opinions; and hair; are as edgy as ever. A cornerstone of the Black Arts literary movement in the 1960s and early '70s who sported an Afro when Afros were social statements, Giovanni still looks hip with her new, don't-mess-with-me platinum locks. And Monday, when the poet and activist pulled up the left sleeve of her sweater in an auditorium filled with 500...
  • The Ends and Means of Violence After 9/11

    10/24/2003 5:24:36 PM PDT · by frostbit · 20 replies · 171+ views
    WAMM Website ^ | October, 2003 | Kristina M. Gronquist, W A M M
    The Iraq quagmire is, in large part, the result of the absence of intelligent discussion and debate about U.S. foreign policy post 9/11. With the exception of the ostracized and largely disregarded community of genuine peacemakers, few Americans dissented or raised the right questions about the Bush Administration’s violent response toward the people of the Middle East. The work before us now, as we confront a more hostile Middle East, is to replace violent strategies with means that value, on an equal basis, the human rights of all world citizens. The need is to recognize and expose the paradox of...
  • 10 hostages killed in Colombia by Marxist FARC

    09/15/2003 10:06:25 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 29 replies · 781+ views
    ITV ^ | 6 May 2003
    Marxist rebels in Colombia have killed ten hostages, after the army bungled a helicopter mission to rescue them. The captives, including Governor Guillermo Gaviria and former Defence Minister Gilberto Echeverri, were killed as Government soldiers approached the rebel camp where they were being held. President Alvaro Uribe confirmed that one hostage escaped unharmed and two others survived but were wounded. No rebels were captured or killed in the failed rescue operation. Gaviria and Echeverri were kidnapped on April 21, 2002, as they led hundreds of peace marchers from Medellin to the village of Caicedo to meet with the rebel commanders....
  • DEMOCRAT POLITICS: Give us your tired, your poor, your brain damaged...

    09/12/2003 9:12:52 AM PDT · by Wondervixen · 15 replies · 310+ views
    WV Metronews Talkline | 9/12/03 | Maryellen Davies
    I was listening to the West Virginia Metronews "Talkline" radio program this morning and they had a woman involved in Dummycrap politics on the air. This idiot was spouting the jackass party line and the pathetic "We're going to replace Bush in November 2004 over his handling of the war in Iraq." When talk show host Hoppy Kerchival asked her what the Dums proposed to do differently than Bush, she went rambling about "forming coalitions" with the countries that balked on us with Iraq and proposed "sanctions" (how utterly brilliant). Kerchival asked her how having France, Germany, Belgium, Belize, etc...