There has never been a time where it has been more important to inform and educate oneself as to what is happening in our cities, nation and on the planet. Please use the information you find here to take a stand on SOME issue that you feel drawn towards. Add your voice to those speaking out for our rights, freedoms and liberties, so that we may keep them. Silence is consent.
"Single acts of tyranny may be ascribed to the
opinion of a day; but a series of
oppressions, begun at a distinguished period, &
pursued unalterably through every change on
ministers (administrations), too plainly proves
of reducing US to slavery".
-- Thomas Jefferson
"In the coming months a black spot will pop up everywhere . . . on store windows and newspaper boxes, on gas pumps and supermarket shelves. Open a magazine or newspaper - it's there. It's on TV. It stains the logos and smears the nerve centers of the world's biggest corporations.
This is the mark of the people who don't approve of President Bush's plan to control the world, who don't want countries liberated without UN backing, who can't stand any more neo-con bravado shoved down their throats.
This is the mark of the people who want the Kyoto Protocol for the environment, who want the International Criminal Court for greater justice, who want a world where all nations, including the U.S.A., are free of weapons of mass destruction."
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City and County Council Resolutions Opposing War in
Go here to follow the ongoing efforts of cities and counties to formally say "NO!" to war on Iraq.
Cities For Peace
Peace Rally, Houston, TX, Jan.18, 2003.
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of the Houston Peace Rally.
Fighting for Democracy Now
Please click on the link above and read
Norman Livergood's excellent call to arms.
Candlelight Vigil for Peace, Houston, TX
QTVR panoramas from Mecom Vigil - 4/4/03
The growing desire to voice the seemingly unheard opposition to the push for war with Iraq has promoted individuals to take a stand in a public manner to protest the current policies of this administration. People are beginning to gather in force like hasn't been seen in close to 40 years.
In Houston, Texas, these voices are gathering together with candles and signs held high in the middle of a busy Museum District traffic circle. Every Friday evening since Sept., 2002, drivers circling the Mecom fountain at Hermann Park have seen, and will continue to see, candles flickering next to the cascading waters. Their first thought might be that it's an event promotion of some sort, until they read the signs. "Stop the War NOW!", "Your Silence Is Your Complicity", "Is America A Terrorist Nation?"
100 to 200 people gather on average with the numbers increasing as the war continues.
It is encouraging to hear the horns honking in support of those holding the candles and signs around the fountains. At the same time, the war is still in our face. I heard a person yell "We're going to bomb them to hell!" from a passing car. A reminder to hold the candle higher. My thoughts went toward the cars with children in them. So that they see us and ask the person driving, "What are they doing?" Maybe that will get the driver to ask himself the same question, "What are THEY doing?!?!?!?!?"
The big sign says, "No War For Oil"
This event is ongoing and sponsored by the Houston Coalition for Justice Not War. Friday nights, 5-8 p.m. at Mecom Fountain, where Montrose Blvd. meets Main St.. Come when you can -- leave when you want. Candles will be available.
City of Eugene, Oregon's Resolutions Against the US Patriot Act
The Model State Emergency Health Powers Act Threatens Civil Liberties
The Grand Deception