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[ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] ---------- From: Mike Miles and Barb Kass <email@example.com> To: Mike Miles & Barb Kass <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: [Fwd: URGENT ALERT: We have five days in which to prevent the waragainst Iraq.] Date: Mon, Sep 23, 2002, 5:22 am -------- Original Message -------- Subject: URGENT ALERT: We have five days in which to prevent the waragainst Iraq. Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 20:34:06 -0700 From: Michael Napp <email@example.com> To: CENTRAL VALLEY MIDDLE EAST LIST <firstname.lastname@example.org> TIME TO ACT!!!!!!!!!!!1 > > PREEMPT THE PREEMPTIVE WAR!!! > > WE HAVE FIVE DAYS IN WHICH TO PREVENT THE WAR AGAINST IRAQ. > > WE HAVE TO TAKE DECISIVE ACTION IMMEDIATELY. > > ********************************************* > > > I have been talking this weekend with leaders in the anti-war > movement, and the consensus is as follows: > > 1) The President's War Resolution will come to the floor of Congress > during the week of 9/30. > 2) If it comes to the floor for a vote, it will pass and we will go > to war. > 3) Our best, and perhaps only chance to prevent this war is to create > sufficient dissonance among uncommitted members of Congress THIS WEEK > that they will realize that a vote for war will entail sufficient > political cost that they will pause until after the elections to > decide. If we can delay the process, time will be on our side. > 4) We can best do this by following the outline in Item 1 below. It > is time to put our bodies on the line. What is required at this point > is two to five constituents in each House and Senate district who are > willing to sit in the local office of their representative, risking > arrest, and refusing to leave until the House Member / Senator > declares that they will vote against the war resolution in any form. > 5) Phone calls to Congress and the Security Council (see last item) > are important and should be continued, but alone they will not do the > job. > > The President can be reached at <President@whitehouse.gov>, ph. > 202-456-1111, and your members of Congress may be found in the > "government" section of your local phone book. You can also call the > Capital switchboard toll-free: 1-800-839-5276 (or toll 202-224-3121) > and ask to be connected to your member of Congress. > > Also, contact the so-called "leadership": Sen. Tom Daschle > <email@example.com>, ph. 202-224-2321, Sen. Trent Lott > <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ph. 202-224-6253, Rep. Richard Gephardt > <email@example.com>, ph. 202-225-2671, Rep. Dennis Hastert > <firstname.lastname@example.org>, ph. 202-225-2976. The idea will be to > express our opinions and to so tie up their phones that it interferes > with their work. Apparently the White House comment line was so > bombarded Wednesday that it was extraordinarily difficult to get > through. Call several times each day if possible. It is time to put > our beliefs into action. > > In the two Michigan senate offices, the calls are running 19-1 against > the war. My House member, Lynn Rivers, has not received a single call > in favor of the war. > > Also write letters to the media (see last item). > > Peace, > Bill > > *********************************** > NationalCall for Direct Action: Stop the War Resolution > > From: "National Network" <email@example.com> > Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 01:19:17 -0500 > Subject: NATIONAL CALL for DIRECT ACTION: STOP the WAR RESOLUTION > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Anon Gulf War Veteran" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Date: Sun, 22 Sep 2002 04:44:45 +0000 > Subject: NATIONAL CALL for DIRECT ACTION: STOP the WAR RESOLUTION > > *** please distribute as widely as possible *** > > NATIONAL CALL for DIRECT ACTION: STOP the WAR RESOLUTION > > ?I am in Birmingham because injustice is here? Moreover, I am > cognizant of the interrelatedness of all communities and states. I > cannot sit idly by in Atlanta and not be concerned about what happens > in Birmingham. Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. > We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single > garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all > indirectly...I wish you had commended the?sit-inners and demonstrators > of Birmingham for their sublime courage, their willingness to suffer > and their amazing discipline in the midst of great provocation.? - > Letter from a Birmingham jail, Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963 > > Sisters and brothers, I implore you to act according to your > conscience and recognize that we are facing a national emergency: an > impending war vote in Congress. If you oppose a U.S. ?pre-emptive? war > in Iraq, then you must prepare to act this week. Otherwise, acting on > your behalf, your elected representatives in Washington will consent > to an atrocity that will do irreparable harm to the people of Iraq, > international security, and to us as a nation. There comes a time when > events overtake us, events of colossal importance. Now is the time to > act. Not when it is too late. > > NATIONWIDE CALL TO ACTION > > As you read this, a White House ?discussion draft? of the war > resolution is circulating in Congress. All this week, Democrats and > Republicans will battle over the language of this resolution. > > At present, most Members of Congress oppose the war resolution in its > current form. > > However, unless you act now, that will soon change. > > Already, Members of Congress are moving to compromise with or be > accommodating to the Bush Administration and congressional leaders. If > we do not check this immediately, then an amended version of the war > resolution will gain the support of a majority in both houses of > Congress and pass into public law, providing authorization for the > President to launch a ?pre-emptive? war against Iraq. > > Our only chance to defeat this war resolution is to demand that our > elected officials accept no compromise and publicly commit themselves > to voting against the war resolution no matter how it changes. > > A RECIPE FOR DEFEATING BUSH?S WAR RESOLUTION > > Contact concerned citizens in your community immediately and organize > small delegations of two to five constituents to visit the district > offices of your Senators and Representatives. Be sure to target > Members of Congress who have either not taken a position on the war > resolution or have already expressed their support. (So far, at least > 17 Members of Congress have publicly announced their opposition to the > war resolution in its current form.) > > If no one in your group has had previous experience with civil > disobedience, contact a local nonviolence trainer or peace > organization (see below for links to RESOURCES for NONVIOLENCE > TRAINING). It is essential to ensure that everyone planning to > participate in this important action is properly trained and prepared > to risk arrest. > > It is not necessary to schedule a meeting. Each delegation should > simply walk into the office and ask to speak to the staffer who > handles foreign policy or defense. Whether or not they meet with you, > tell someone in the office that, as constituents, you would like a > public statement from the Member of Congress declaring that they will > vote against the war resolution in any form. Keep the request short > and simple. Let them know that you and your delegation will wait until > a statement is made. If the office refuses to provide a statement or > tells you that they plan to support the President, politely inform > them that you will not leave until the office complies with your request. > > Make sure that the media is aware of your action. > > You are essentially asking the Member of Congress to represent their > constituents who oppose a war in Iraq. Furthermore, to authorize the > President to take U.S. military action against Iraq at this time would > represent a repudiation of the U.S. Constitution and the United > Nations Charter, abandoning legal restrictions that have guided > America for two generations. You are carrying out your civic duties in > holding your elected representatives accountable. > > In a letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr. instructed > us: ?In any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection > of the facts to determine whether injustices exist; negotiation; > self-purification; and direct action.? > > For over 12 years, concerned citizens and organizations in the United > States as well as throughout the world have documented the tremendous > hardship, suffering and death that the people of Iraq have had to > endure. Despite this, the grave injustice and indignity of U.S.-led > military actions and international sanctions continue. > > When the Bush administration began to put our nation on the path to > war in Iraq, these same concerned organizations and individuals > petitioned Congress and the administration to reverse the course and > allow the UN to settle the conflict through peaceful means. Our case > has been made stronger by the collection of the facts. In short, the > administration has been unable to provide any evidence that shows Iraq > to be a clear and immediate threat to the United States. But despite > all of this, our efforts to prevail upon our elected officials through > negotiation have failed. Even Iraq?s surrender to President Bush?s > demand to allow in UN weapons inspections ?without conditions? seems > to have had no effect in averting the collision course the Bush > administration has set for us. And now Congress appears prepared to > vote to authorize the President to use force against Iraq. > > We are left with no choice. It is time for each of us to prepare to > take nonviolent direct action. Otherwise, we could lose our last > chance to prevent our nation from making a devastating mistake. > > RESOURCES for Nonviolence Training > > CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE INDEX: > (the following is an extensive list of support organizations) > http://www.actupny.org/documents/CDdocuments/CDindex.html > > The following are additional links that can assist you in locating a > nonviolence trainer and/or recruiting others to participate in your > action. > > DIRECTORIES of NONVIOLENCE TRAINER: > [Nationwide Directory] http://www.warresisters.org/wrl_locals.htm > [New England States] http://www.donnellycolt.com/nonviolencetraining/ > [Arizona] http://www.nvcaz.com/connect/trainers.htm > > LIST of CERTIFIED NONVIOLENCE TRAINERS in the U.S.: > http://www.cnvc.org/trnrlist.htm#ust > > KNOW YOUR RIGHTS > http://www.actupny.org/documents/demomanual/Demomanual.html > > For peace with justice, > An Anonymous Gulf War Veteran > > *********************************** > Contact information for US, UN, European Union, Canada, Israel and > Media (CONTACT EARLY AND OFTEN) > > CALL and FAX and EMAIL TODAY!!!! CALL and FAX and EMAIL TODAY!!!! CALL > and FAX and EMAIL TODAY!!!! > > Please contact your political representatives immediately and ask them > to urge a cessation of hostilities on both sides. Also > encourage them to urge the use of international observers, many of > whom are currently in Ramallah and the surrounding area. > > You can easily find how to contact for your own U.S. Senators and > Congresspeople at http://government.aol.com > <http://government.aol.com/> . > > To begin, here are four important people to address in the United > States. Use phone AND fax AND email: > > President George W. Bush > The White House > 1600 Pennsylvanian Avenue > Washington, DC 20500 > Phone: (202) 456-1111 -- Fax: (202) 456-2461 -- E-mail: > email@example.com > > Vice President Dick Cheney > (The White House, as above) > > Condoleezza Rice > National Security Advisor > (The White House, as above) > > Secretary of State Colin Powell > U.S. Department of State > 2201 C Street, NW > Washington, DC 20520 > Phone: (202) 647-6575 -- Fax: (202) 261-8577 -- E-mail: > firstname.lastname@example.org > > You can call the Capital switchboard toll-free: 1-800-839-5276 and ask > to be connected to your member of Congress. > > --------------------------------------------- > UNITED NATIONS > > Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations > Postal Address: 136 East 67 Street, New York, N.Y. 10021 > Phone: (212) 861-4900; 861-4901; 861-4902 > Fax: (212) 628-0252 > ---------------------------- > Britain at the United Nations > One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza > 28th Floor > 885 Second Avenue > New York, NY 10017 > E-mail email@example.com > Tel: (212) 745 9250 > Fax: (212) 745 9316 > ---------------------------- > Chinese Foreign Minister Tang Jiaxuan > Address: 350 East 35th Street, New York, NY 10016Telephone: > 212-655-6100Fax: 212-634-7626E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Permanent Representative > and Ambassador Wang Yingfan Tel: 212-655-6191 > Fax: 212-481-2998 > > Deputy Permanent Representative > and Ambassador Zhang Yishan Tel: 212-655-6123 > Fax: 212-481-2998 > > Political Affairs Section Tel: 212-655-6141 > Fax: 212-634-7625 > ---------------------------- > Delegation of France to the Security Council > Telephone : (212) 308-5700 > Main Fax : (212) 421-6889 > E-mail : email@example.com > Représentant Permanent > Permanent Representative > S.E M.Jean-David LEVITTE > ---------------------------- > To also contact non permanent members. > http://www.un.org/Docs/scinfo.htm > > --------------------------------------------- > > UNITED NATIONS ADMINISTRATION: > firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com > firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com > firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com > > EUROPEAN UNION: > firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com > firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com > firstname.lastname@example.org > email@example.com > firstname.lastname@example.org > Javier.Sancho-Velazquez@consilium.eu.int > > CANADA: > Prime minister (Jean Chretien email@example.com) > Bill Graham (Bill Graham firstname.lastname@example.org). > > ISRAEL: > Ariel Sharon, Israeli Prime Minister: > email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org > Fax: +972 2 651 2631 > > Benjamin Ben Eliezer, Israeli Minister of Defense: > Email: email@example.com > > Shimon Peres, Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs: > Fax: +972-2-5303367 > Email: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Here is the phone number of the IDF Commander for the Ramallah area > (from the US): > 011-972-2-9970461 > Mobile: 011-972-54-240-303 > Voice your protest to him personally. > > MEDIA SOURCES: > > ABC News - 212-456-4040 > CBS News - 212-975-3691 > NBC News - 212-664-4971 > CNN - 404-827-1511 > Fox News - 212-301-3300 > MSNBC - 201-583-5222 > PBS - 703-998-2150 > NPR - 202-513 3232 / Morning Edition comment line - 202-842 5044 > NY Times - 212-556-1234 > USA Today - 703-276-3400 > WS Journal - 212-416-2000 > Wash. Post - 202-334-6000 > Time - 212-522-1212 > U.S. News - 202-955-2000 > AP 212-621-1600 > MSNBC - 201-583-5000 > CNBC - 201-585-2622 > > "Dan Rather" <email@example.com> > "NBC Nightly News" <Nightly@nbc.com> > "MSNBC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "KOMO-TV4" <Tips@KOMO4NEWS.com> > "KIRO-TV7" <email@example.com> > "Peter Jennings" <PeterJennings@abcnews.com> > "CTV NATIONAL NEWS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "CNN" <email@example.com> > "CBC-TV" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "CBCNEWS" <email@example.com> > "CBC VANCOUVER" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "CBC THIS MORNING" <email@example.com> > "BCTV NEWS" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "ABC World News Tonight" <email@example.com> > "THE VILLAGE VOICE" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "THE VANCOUVER SUN" <email@example.com> > "THE TORONTO STAR" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "THE PRAGUE POST" <email@example.com> > "THE NATION" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "THE INDEPENDENT" <email@example.com> > "THE GUARDIAN" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "THE DAILY STAR-BEIRUT" <email@example.com> > "SYDNEY MORNING HERALD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "ST. PETERSBURG TIMES" <email@example.com> > "NEW ZEALAND HERALD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "NEW YORK TIMES" <email@example.com> > "NATIONAL POST" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE" <email@example.com> > "MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "MIAMI HERALD" <HeraldEd@herald.com> > "LOS ANGELES TIMES" <email@example.com> > "JORDAN TIMES" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "JERUSALEM POST" <email@example.com> > "GLOBAL NATIONAL" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "EVENING POST - NZ" <email@example.com> > "DENVER POST" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "CKVU-TV" <email@example.com> > "CHICAGO TRIBUNE" <DWycliff@tribune.com> > "CBS Evening News" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "CBC COUNTERSPIN" <email@example.com> > "BUENOS AIRES HERALD" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "BOSTON GLOBE" <email@example.com> > "BANGKOK POST" <firstname.lastname@example.org> > "2020" <email@example.com> > > > Yahoo! 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