Political Allies: Monday, July 14-as a national call-in day: To Congress : Oppose military aid to Israel.                       1-800-828-0498


In Philly:

Act Now to Stop War Against Iraq,  www.unitedforpeace.org


 Sunday, July 13. "3 Years After Katrina: Rebuilding in New Orleans, Peace in Our

Streets: Philadelphia and in New Orleans", Debi Richter, CodePINK for Peace, and power point presentation


Brandywine Peace Community Supper/Program, 4:30PM, University Lutheran Church, 3637 Chestnut Street, Phila., PA (bring main dish, salad, or dessert to share).  Program begin at 5:30PM.

Debi's husband, Steve, is helping design and build a bio-diesel plant in New Orleans' St. Bernard Parish.   Debi's presentation will include a power point presentation of what has been done and still what very much what needs doing.


Remember Hiroshima & Nagasaki (August 6 - 9, 1945) Stop the War - End Nuclear Weapons - Resist Lockheed Martin (the world's largest weapons corporation, U.S.'s chief nuclear bomb contractor, Iraq war's chief weapons profiteer) www.brandywinepeace.com


Brandywine Peace Community

P.O. Box 81, Swarthmore, PA 19081 -  610-544-1818 

brandywine@juno.com   www.brandywinepeace.com



Voted On & Approved by Granny Peace Brigade ( New York)
From: US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation <uscampaign@mail.democracyinaction.org

Take Action: Votes on Military Aid to Israel
We've just learned that the House and Senate committees which have jurisdiction over foreign aid will be voting soon on military aid to Israel for FY2009.

The House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs will "mark-up" the foreign aid bill on July 16 and 17, respectively, which includes the President's request for $2.55 billion in Foreign Military Financing (FMF) for Israel.

The United States and Israel signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in August 2007 to increase military aid to $30 billion over the next decade. Even though Hamas and Israel agreed upon a truce last week, Israel continues to use U.S. weapons everyday to enforce a brutal and illegal military occupation and siege on Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip, in violation of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act

 Monday, July 14-as a national call-in day. To Congress :  

Oppose military aid to Israel.  1-800-828-0498  - FREE CALL

US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation
SUBSCRIBE <http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/dia/track.jsp?v=2&amp;c=UemdRZT6dJV%2FLPaZi4vQpKwFd4x1QJ5G>  


Legislative Alert from

Council for a Liveable World

When it comes to Iran, it's not just Bush we need to worry about. 77 House Democrats and 92 House Republicans have co-sponsored a bill that approves an act of war against Iran.

Urge your Representative to vote AGAINST this provocative resolution! Even better than emailing through the previous link, call your Representative through the Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121 or find who your Representative is and their direct phone number by clicking on this link and putting in your zip code: http://www.house.gov/

As early as the second week in July, the House may vote on H.Con.Res. 362, a resolution that demands Bush initiate an international effort to effectively impose a land, sea, and air blockade on Iran.

Without United Nations authority, such a blockade would be an act of war. The Iranian response is likely to be the use of force to break the blockade, which could spark a chain of events leading to a broader war.

The drumbeats for war continue to get louder, even from members who oppose the Iraq war and should know better than to approve a blank check for George W. Bush.

Urge your Representative to vote AGAINST H.Con.Res. 362.,  currently in the House Committee in Foregin Affairs, Chaired by Howard Berman (D) CA. It will be voted on as soon as they send it the floor whcih could be any day now! The United States has tried war in Iraq and it didn't work like the hawks thought it would. Threats of force against Iran are not working. It's time to try strong, tough-minded diplomacy with Iran.

War with Iran will undoubtedly bring disastrous consequences. Do your part to help prevent it today.

Contact your Representative now! & Call to O'Bama

An open letter to Barack Obama calling on him to speak out against a war on Iran has been posted on an internet petition site, http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/ObamaIran/



Pelosi shifts Impeachment back onto the Table


Ask Conyers to Allow Kucinich to Present Impeachment Articles to House Judiciary Committee


On Thursday Congressman Dennis Kucinich, who had already introduced 3 articles of impeachment against Cheney and 35 against Bush introduced a single article of impeachment against Bush charging him with misleading Congress into a war on Iraq.

Also on Thursday, Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- FINALLY inching impeachment back onto the table -- told the media that she expected the Judiciary Committee to consider the matter.

(SOURCE:  POLITICO) http://www.politico.com/blogs/thecrypt/0708/Pelosi_says_House_Judiciary_may_hold_hearings_on_Kucinich_impeachment_resolution.html

And Kucinich held a press conference at which he said that what he wants is an opportunity to present his proposals to the Judiciary Committee. Let's make sure that Committee Chairman John Conyers grants this request. Phone him now at 800-828-0498. Please post here what he tells you:   http://afterdowningstreet.org/node/34681

If you're able to speak with Conyers or his staff remind them that Bush and Cheney and members of their administration are refusing to comply with numerous subpoenas and even contempt citations, as well as refusing to answer questions by claiming "executive privilege." During an impeachment hearing, there is no executive privilege. The Judiciary Committee should hold an impeachment hearing of Bush and Cheney on refusal to comply with oversight.


The NAACP Presidential Forum.

Fifteen of the questions to present to the campaigns, and they are now available for you to read here.  

The Presidential Forum begins Monday July 14th, with Senator Obama addressing the convention. Then on Wednesday July 16th, Senator McCain will speak. The candidates' speeches will be available for you to watch live over the web at www.naacp.org , and they will also be available after on our YouTube channel.



Another farm worker just died from heat stroke. –

E-mail Gov. Schwarzenegger today!


Yesterday another farm worker's life was lost due to heat stroke. Abdon Felix Garcia was the third farm worker heat death in the last 8 weeks and the 12th farm worker heat death since CA Governor Schwarzenegger took office. Then I need to ask for your immediate help. E-mail Gov. Schwarzenegger and California legislatures today and tell them this has to stop now.

According to news reports, temperatures reached 110 degrees that day.


Send your e-mail today! Go to: http://www.ufwaction.org/campaign/heatdeath12/5gggwsra7jbdm6i?


Tell-A-Friend: Every e-mail sent makes a difference. Please help us spread the word about this campaign. Forward this message to at least 10 friends or family and ask them to send an e-mail too. Go to: http://www.ufwaction.org/campaign/heatdeath12/forward/5gggwsra7jbdm6i?


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For continuous updates on this issue, including news clips, press statements, videos, photos, etc., go to: www.ufw.org/heatregs


Cindy Sheehan’s Labor Program