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Friday, October 6th, 2006
11:48 am
Sign the Petition against War with Iran
The press has reported that President Bush gave a "prepare to deploy" order to the nuclear-equipped aircraft carrier USS Eisenhower and its accompanying strike force. They are now headed for the Persian Gulf, just off the coast of Iran. This deployment could be the first step of planned military action against Iran.

As a first step in opposing this, please sign the petition, hosted by Just Foreign Policy and Peace Action, calling on our government not to attack Iran: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/iranpetition.html

At a time when our troops are still in Iraq, where the violence is really spinning out of control, it does not make any sense to attack Iran. However, it seems that our government may actually do it unless the American people restrain them. That is why signing this petition right now is so urgent. Of course, this is only the first step, but it is an important step.

Please sign now and then forward this link to your friends: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/iranpetition.html

Monday, September 25th, 2006
10:57 pm
Uganda's calling, will you answer?
Answer the call.

Sorry if this is not allowed in the community, I can remove it if asked - but I thought some of you might be interested in this new community.

I'm a board member of ugandacalling, and we exist to raise awareness of and work for the end of the civil war in Northern Uganda, which has victimized many innocent civilians, particularly children, and left many homeless and desperately poor. We're trying to provide resources for local groups working on this issue - collecting petitions for groups to circulate, providing ideas for fundraisers for worthy projects, posting news articles and bulletins about Uganda, and letting activists and interested people get together to learn more and network with each other. And we still need lots of people to help us carry on all these functions and get us off the ground as a nonprofit - as well as community leaders who'd like to start something for Uganda!

If you're interested in learning more or helping out, please check out the community - everyone's very nice and positive, we'd love to see you!
Sunday, September 24th, 2006
3:35 pm
Hey everyone.. I’m Samantha and I’m 16 years old. Peace has always been a major issue in my life.. I feel very strongly about it and feel as if with everything going on in the world right now, there must be something I can do to support peace. So, I was thinking about putting a peace rally together in my city. I was thinking about having close to 75 people volunteering to do it.. holding up signs that talk about peace and such. I was also thinking that I would come up with a design for a t-shirt and have a bunch of them made and everyone who participates would have to buy one to wear to the rally. I am also thinking about where the profits from the shirts would go. A few people have mentioned sending them to the American troops but it sort of is a contradiction of supporting peace. As much as I am against the war, I still support the American troops. But, supporting the troops is sort of supporting them fight, which is the complete opposite of peace. Another suggestion was sending the money to the Peace Corp. Anyway, I figured since all of you in this community feel strongly about peace, some of you could suggest some ideas for the peace rally and suggest where the profits could go.
Any input would be excellent! Thanks!
Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
3:03 pm
Global Pride, Global Action: Empowering the Spirit of Human Rights
Join Amnesty International, Gay Games vistores, local lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trasgender (LGBT) community members for a one day conference exploring international LGBT human rights issues, and way participants can take action to end LGBT human rights abuses.

♦ Date: Saturday, July, 15

♦ Time: 10 am - 4 pm (Registration to begin at 9 a.m.)

♦ Location: Roosevelt University
Loop Campus - 430 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL

* This event is free of charge and all are welcome – although space is limited.

* Participants may attend the entire conference or are also welcome to attend individual plenary sessions, panels, or workshops for which they have a particular interest.

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Global, Pride, Global Action: a Fundraising ReceptionCollapse )

*If you have any questions please ask!

Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
4:20 pm

April 29, 2006

Sign up at invisiblechildren.com for a city near you.

The Facts:

  • Northern Uganda called the worst humanitartian crisis in the world today (because of the lack of attention)

  • 1.7 million people are forcibly displaced from their homes

  • An estimated 20,000-50,000 children are abducted to fight as soldiers

  • Tens of thousands of children commute nightly, walking 2 hours every day to a safe space

  • 130 people die per day in Northern Uganda due to violence

  • On April 29th in over 130 cities across the country, thousands are lying down to the demand that our government take a stand and put an end to child abduction, the need for night commuting, and war in Northern Uganda.
    Sunday, August 14th, 2005
    3:42 pm
    Peace conference
    I am hoping to attend this event next weekend:

    Fonda, NY: 6th annual peace conference - 'A Call to Conscience, Finding Our Way in a Troubled Time'

    Date : 20 August 2005 From : 9:00am To : 4:00pm
    Category : Peace / War

    Event Description :

    "A Call to Conscience, Finding Our Way in a Troubled Time," is the sixth annual peace conference.

    A two day event at the National Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine in Fonda (12 miles west of Amsterdam).

    Friday, August 19
    5:30 - 6:30 PM: Pot Luck Supper
    7:00 - 8:30 PM: Featured Speakers: Colleen Kelly, Blase Bonpane, Bill Quigley
    Music by Colleen Kattau
    Free will donation

    Saturday, August 20
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM: Featured Speakers and Workshops.
    A simple and delightful lunch is included in the day.
    To help us plan for lunch, pre-registration is deeply appreciated.
    Students/Seniors $10; Adults $15 - $25 (sliding scale)

    Cosponsored by Veterans for Peace.

    Friday, donation; Saturday, $10 students/seniors, $15-25 adults.

    Information, tickets, directions, (518) 312-6442, (518) 869-6674 or web site.
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