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Thur Night: Iraq Vets Invite Antiwar Activists to Protest Outside Dem Debate (tags)
Join Iraq Veterans Against the War and Military Families Speak Out The World will be Watching.... Help Make the Anti-war Voice Heard... The War Is Still The Issue: Protest Outside the CNN-Politico-LA Times Democratic Debate WHEN: Thurs. Jan 31- 5pm- 7pm WHERE: Outside the Democratic CNN-Politico-LA Times Presidential Debate in Hollywood at the Kodak Theatre 6801 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles 90028 (At Hollywood & Highland Metro Red Line stop)
Vets REJECTED from Long Beach Vet's Parade Participation. DO SOMETHING! (tags)
This is in response to the article written in the Long Beach Press Telegram regarding the three groups of veterans and their families who were REJECTED from participating in the Veterans Day Parade, even though they and their families served and are continuing to serve their country with honor. My son just returned from his second tour in Iraq. We both believe in the Constitution ,which includes the right to speak out against this war. It is something that he is proud to fight for and will continue to follow orders if he is sent back to Iraq. While watching the entire parade from the sidelines, I was saddened to see that there were no participants from the war in Iraq and Afghanistan at all! That means that the only participants of this war that wanted to march in the parade were excluded. The city, as well as Val Lerch, who continued to try to make this a political issue, bear responsibility for this lack of support for our soldiers currently serving in this war. How could Council member Lerch, a proud member of this committee, overlook this glaring omission if he supports the troops? By the way, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Military Families Speak Out, and Veterans for Peace carried no signs whatsoever. It was very important to us that we honor all the troops, and we enthusiastically applauded all participants. Also, please note, we had plenty of enthusiastic responses from the crowd and a few public displays of apology. This is an important point, because the city and committee knew we marched in last year’s parade without incident and that we are valid members of the military, unlike other groups like the medical insurance van, etc. This is why several cities, including La Palma, Palm Springs, Santa Monica, and other cities nationwide were inviting our groups to march in their parade; they understand that you can support the troops but not the administration’s policies that continue to blindly send our loved ones to die in a war that should never have happened in the first place. Apparently, the Veterans Day Committee and the city of Long Beach do not understand the difference. --Pat Alviso, Military Families Speak Out, Long Beach, CA, USA, Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out Orange County & South Bay Chapter, www.mfsooc.org www.myspace.com/ocmfso 562-833-8035 Support Our Troops. Bring Them Home Now! Take Care of Them After They Get Home!
SOS! Veterans DENIED Participation in Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade! (tags)
Why are Iraq VETERANS Against the War, VETERANS for Peace, and Military Families Speak Out being DENIED access to the Saturday's (11.10.07) VETERAN'S DAY PARADE in Long Beach, California?!? Please contact the following people, and urge them to ALLOW these groups to march in Saturday's Long Beach Veteran's Day Parade. Pageantry Productions, Debbie Harn 310-537-4240, they handle the parade for the city of Long Beach; Martha Thuente is the committee chairperson, 562-422-6669; Long Beach City Councilmember’s: Val Lurch, 562-570-6137, (The parade is in his area.); Tonia Reyes Uranga, 562-570-6596; Gary DeLong, 562-570-6186; Military Families Speak Out: Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick: www.mfsooc.org, www.myspace.com/ocmfso, 562-833-8035 (Pat Alviso)
The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)
At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.
Kucinich Accepts PEACE Award...Military Families Speak Out! (tags)
Military Families Speak Out Presents Congressman Dennis Kucinich a Peace Award. Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood, CA USA February 24, 2007
"Oscar for Peace", an Anti-War Vigil and Awards Ceremony (tags)
Why War? Military Families Speak Out! (tags)
January 6, 2007 Garden Grove, California USA Military Families Speak Out held a 24-hour vigil to honor, to remember, to grieve the over 3,000 American soldiers who have been killed in George W. Bush's illegal war on Iraq. This video speaks for those soldiers as well as hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who no longer have voices of their own.
Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu (tags)
Military Families Speak Out – An interview with Lisa Cantu
24-Hour Vigil Pics, Military Families Speak Out! (tags)
BTL:Iraq Study Group Recommendations Won't End War & Occupation (tags)
Interview with Nancy Lessin, cofounder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Escalation of Violence in Iraq Leads to Renewed Calls for U.S. Withdrawal (tags)
Interview with Charlie Richardson, Military Families Speak Out co-founder, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Widespread Protests Mark 2nd Anniversary of Invasion of Iraq (tags)
Interview with Nancy Lessin, co-founder, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Scott Harris
BTL:Military Families Campaign to Bring U.S. Troops Back from Iraq Now (tags)
Interview with Charlie Richardson, co-founder of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Building Bridges Radio - Rev. Billy & Stop Shopping & Military Families Speak Out (tags)
Building Bridges Radio presents this 28 min radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK.
BTL:Military Families With Loved Ones in Iraq Oppose the War While... (tags)
...Supporting U.S. Troops* Interview with Larry Syverson, member of Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation and... (tags)
...Return Home of U.S. Troops.Interview with Susan Schuman, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris