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No War with Iran: Direct Action at Pelosi's Mansion
by Janet Weil (codepinkjanet [at] gmail.com)
Saturday Jul 19th, 2008 11:53 PM
Three activists arrested for breaking through police barricades around Pelosi's Pacific Heights mansion and "dying in" on her walkway.A strong, heartfelt, focussed coalition action with great music, signs with photos of Iranian children, an altar with symbols of Iranian culture, many banners and signs including on H Con Res 362 and $400 million for covert ops in Iran!
At a powerful "No War with Iran" action at Pelosi's Pacific Heights home, code pinkers Toby Blome and Phoebe sorgen (yes, lower case s) and peace organizer David Hartsough were arrested during the Die-In. They broke through the police barricades around Pelosi's home (no, she was not home -- she was in Austin, Texas being protested by Austin CODEPINK!) to lie down as examples of the death that will come to yet another country if the build-up toward war is not halted.

Medea Benjamin and Leslie Angeline were among the dozen or so representing CODEPINK. They joined over 60 others from Action Against Torture, DASW, World Can't Wait, Western States Legal Defense and probably other organizations. FM DJ Soul of 104.1 in Berkeley spoke out powerfully during the Die-In.

A strong, heartfelt, focussed action with great music, signs with photos of Iranian children, an altar, many banners and signs!

When Toby was being walked to the police car in handcuffs, she called out in a strong but anguished voice, "Pelosi, not another war!" The crowd warmly cheered and applauded the courage of Toby, Phoebe and David.

At the end of the gathering, Medea,, just back from DC, said that we need to call Pelosi's office on Monday to demand that she withdraw H Con Res 362 which calls for a naval blockade of Iran, and that East Bay pinkers need to contact Barbara Lee's office to get her to step up public opposition to the resolution.

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by Perry Steele
(perry057 [at] msn.com) Sunday Jul 20th, 2008 7:25 PM
We the people of the United States of America must send a strong message to our elected
leaders that if they cosponsor H Con Res 362,then we will not vote for them.As a democrat
I have seen my party sink to the depths of warmongers.

Steve Cohen (D) of Tenn is a tool of AIPAC and votes according to the instructions of this
Israeli pac which controls this government.We must not support him or re-elect him.He has
an opponet named Nikki Tinker who will not support war against Iran.We pray she can beat
him.He may in his remauning days vote for war against Iran,but at least,we can get rid of him
in August.

Vote for Nikki Tinker for Congress of the 9th Congressial District and let's send Steve Cohen
to the Golan Heights where he belongs.
While I agree wholeheartedly with the "dying in"
protest, I wonder why the left press
seemingly did not publicize this past
weekends protest against an impending
invasion of Iran. Pelosi needs to know that
she needs to speak out for peace and sanity.
She takes the left for granted that we will continue
to support her. I hope she heard the message!
by Electoral & the Street
Sunday Jul 20th, 2008 10:58 PM
Nothing will scare Pelosi more than having competition from anti-war Cindy Sheehan. She needs another 10,000 signatures before August 8th.

Spend some time doing this as well as die-ins.
by ajaya
Monday Jul 21st, 2008 8:43 AM
these wars will continue until that stops. the media will continue to ignore protests. the world will turn to crap as it's doing...

get rid of aipac

get rid of fisa

bring back liberty
by SF Green
Monday Jul 21st, 2008 12:38 PM

Mike Whitney:

"Nancy Pelosi is a perfect example of what the Democrats are all about. Just look at the way she brushed aside the people who got her elected. They mean nothing to her. In a matter of months, the "San Francisco liberal" has achieved what former-Speaker of the House Hastert could only dream of; she's driven the Congress' public approval ratings into single digits for the first time in history making her the worst speaker of all time. She rubber-stamped the FISA bill, concealed what she knew about the CIA's global torture programs, and vowed to stop any public effort to hold the administration accountable for its war crimes. (No impeachment) She has betrayed her most ardent supporters and singlehandedly transformed an already-emasculated congress into a purely ceremonial body incapable of doing the people's work.

At least Bush never betrayed any of his supporters. Never. Pelosi is worse than Bush, much worse."
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