Protesting the bloody Iraq Occupation and U.S. policies
It is a journalistic coup for the cause of peace: Truthout.org had as its lead editorial by Senator Ernest Hollings, on "The United States has lost its Moral Authority" June 23, 2004.
International A.N.S.W.E.R. Marches and rallies
Nick Berg's death surrounded by discrepancies; video questioned
Iraqi POWs and detainees have been abused, tortured and killed by U.S. and U.K. forces. The release of graphic and sexual-abuse photos should help anyone understand why future strikes against the U.S. including civilians are most likely. See more photos of Iraqis, released in late April 2004, like the ones here.
War crimes denied by U.S.: decide for yourself. Read Associate Press report on Fallujah's Iraqi victims.
Was the Marine's Fallujah retreat due to the torture "Allegations" about to hit the world media? Read a letter to the Washington Post.
Read a first-hand report on Washington, DC's rally and march, April 10, 2004 and read about other cities' protests. Get contact info to get involved.
A.N.S.W.E.R. gets protests going - read communiquÈ
A marine's gung-ho Fallujah report: "It will be a cold day in Hell before we are taken for granted again."
The Iraq War is a nuclear war, says
geologist specializing in depleted uranium
? It's time for a new movement. Read
? It's time for a new movement. ReadThe coming global catastrophe ó and ways to preempt it
A growing list of cities holding demonstrations can be
found at http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/a10/a10events.html
(this page includes downloadable flyers and is updated frequently)
No War for Oil!
Upon leaving office, George Washington warned that a
government of overwhelming power "is not reason. . . . It is a force like
fire, a dangerous servant and a terrible master."
Town Portrait for Peace
Resistance is mounting against war on Iraq. It's hard to influence national governments, but if enough of us get out into the streets and demonstrate, positive changes will come. For example, local governments are listening to their citizens and sending a message to the White House and the world. Read the city of Arcata, California's proclamation, to which Sustainable Energy Institute/Culture Change contributed in the drafting.
"A violent culture is not the only one conceivable," was our response in Culture Change magazine to the 9-11 attacks. The U.S. government has an oily foreign policy history which led up to this "War OF Terrorism." We know from our petroleum-industry background here at Sustainable Energy Institute that in our overpopulated society, driving cars and consuming manufactured goods are again bringing on war for oil. We are heartened that resistance to war is mounting along with consciousness that we must graduate from massive fossil fuel dependence.
For more information about the war on Iraq
Sustainable Energy Institute and Culture Change promote sustainable living in recognition of natural limits on technology. In 1990 we formed the Alliance for a Paving Moratorium largely as a peace proposal, during the buildup of the first Gulf War. Now the world is at even greater risk, as the limitations on invading Iraq - recognized by the first President Bush - are not being heeded by George II. In response to this latest global threat, we offer this analysis: Ending U.S. Oil Tyranny.
In addition to stopping new road construction to stop sprawl wherever we could, we have launched projects such as Pedal Power Produce toward local-based food security. Petroleum in effect feeds most of the planet, but oil's running out. Demanding no more war for oil is excellent, but will go nowhere if oil consumption is not slashed now. Energy consumption is out of control in industrial societies, twice as bad in the U.S. and in Europe. Business as usual constitutes the main threat to life. Wars serve as a distraction from the reality of the ongoing war on the planet waged by U.S. and transnational corporations seeking profits and control over all countries.
We have ideas on how to slash energy consumption while securing a better way of living. This cultural change can be brought about by some simple programs. One is to end new oil exploration such as offshore drilling: join the Committee Against Oil Exploration. For acting locally to change globally, take the Pledge for Climate Protection to cut petroleum dependence and heal the land. Thank you for helping to create a greater sense of community. And don't forget to cut down on guzzling oil now, if we are to achieve Peace!
Comedy corner: http://wisdomtools.com/~brbothwe/GulfWars.jpg
- Take heed of the warning from "the green
pope" on war
- Tax resisters raise interesting arguments, and here
are some who understand oil. Check out taxrefusal.com/oiltable.html
for report on world oil production's peaking now, and see the website
founder's further oil
- A new book on the hidden casualties of the 1990-'91 Gulf War would give anyone pause, when considering whether to repeat more such devastation -- on more than just Iraq, as it happens. See http://www.northatlanticbooks.com/prod ucts/1556431635.html
- For a tax-revenue analyst's view of the costs of war
on Iraq, see Ralph Martire's column from the Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 5,
2002, which sounds the alarm that Social Security funds will have to pay
for the war and the rebuilding of Iraq, now that the federal surplus has
been squandered by Bush for the wealthiest 1 per cent of Americans.
Read about it at
- Get informed about antiwar.com
a division of the Center for Libertarian Studies.
- For updates from the mainstream press, see truthout.org for such stories
as "CIA Report Contradicts Bush Warnings on Iraq" (Associated
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