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1st September 2005

duckyx11:11pm: Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath: SAN ANTONIO'S HEB'S Taking Donations
LAST UPDATE: 9/1/2005 10:19:29 PM
Posted By: Maritza Nunez
This story is available on your cell phone at mobile.woai.com.

The San Antonio Food Bank will be teaming up with HEB on Friday (11-02-05) for a donation drive.

If you would like to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina, you can take food and water donations at five HEB drop-off locations.

HEB Drop-Off Locations:
300 Olmos Drive at San Pedro
6580 FM 78 at Foster Road
7010 South Zarzamora at SW Military Drive
9900 Wurzbach Road at I-10 Hwy.
281 at Loop 1604

The Food Bank is looking for water, ready to eat meals, canned food with pop tops and toiletries.

(Love Not War)

15th July 2004

duckyx1:50am: Dear MoveOn Member,

Today, we won a huge victory, thanks to you. President Bush failed to
pass his Constitutional amendment denying marriage equality to same-
sex couples. The amendment failed resoundingly in a Senate vote this
afternoon, with just 48 votes in favor and 50 against.

Constitutional amendments require 67 votes in the Senate, so Bush's
failure to muster even a simple majority was a major defeat for him,
and a huge victory for all of us.

Even if he lost the vote, Bush was hoping to use it to rally his base.
But six Republican Senators voted against it. The Washington Post
says: "The vote by the Republican-controlled Senate amounted to an
embarrassing defeat for President Bush and conservative leaders who had
pushed hard for approval of the amendment..."*

Earlier this week, the Senate was getting flooded with calls in favor
of the amendment, generated in large part by right-wing religious
television networks. Our petition and our calls helped turn the tide.
More than 500,000 of us signed the "United, Not Divided" petition in
just 48 hours, and more than 20,000 of us made phone calls too.

We also put an ad on TV. You can see it on CNN for the rest of this
week, or watch it here:

Real: http://cdn.moveon.org/media/gaymarriage.rm
Quicktime: http://cdn.moveon.org/media/gaymarriage.mov
MPEG: http://cdn.moveon.org/media/gaymarriage.mpg

This overwhelming response in support of civil rights for all Americans
also energized people who'd never taken part in a MoveOn campaign
before -- with this message, we welcome more than 150,000 new members
to MoveOn.org, raising our total U.S. membership to nearly 2.5 million.

Together, we're showing President Bush that his divisive politics will
get him nowhere. And we’re growing stronger by fighting back.

It’s a great day for America. Thank you for making this victory
possible.

Sincerely,
The MoveOn.org Team

(Love Not War)

12th July 2004

duckyx9:37pm: In less than 48 hours, Congress will vote on an amendment to the
U.S. Constitution that would permanently deny marriage equality to
same-sex couples. This is unprecedented -- never before has our
Constitution been amended to take away anyone's rights. We've got to
fight back.

Please sign on to our emergency petition to Congress to stop this
divisive amendment at: http://www.moveon.org/unitednotdivided/

Then please ask your friends and family to sign, by forwarding them
this email. We'll deliver our comments tomorrow, before the vote, so
we need as many people as possible to sign on today.

President Bush campaigned on a promise to unite us, not divide us.
Yet today, as people are questioning Bush's handling of everything
from the war in Iraq to the economy, Bush and his friends are trying
to distract voters from the real issues by turning to the politics
of division and hate.

If America stands for anything, it stands for equal rights and
opportunities for everyone. Throughout our history, we've struggled
to guarantee that equality: ending slavery; securing voting rights
for women; and passing the Civil Rights Act just 40 years ago.

Equality in marriage is the civil rights issue of our generation. We
can't let anyone, or any group, be singled out for discrimination
based on who they are or who they love. When two people make a deep
personal commitment, taking responsibility for each other and doing
all the work of marriage, they should be able to share in the legal
benefits of marriage as well.

These benefits include access to health care and medical decision-
making for one's partner and children, parenting and immigration
rights, inheritance, taxation, and Social Security benefits. This
isn't a partisan issue, notwithstanding Bush's pandering to his
right-wing base.

Yet President Bush is bent on moving America backward, by enshrining
discrimination in the United States Constitution. Don't let him
divide us like this.

Go to: http://www.moveon.org/unitednotdivided/ Please help make sure
your friends have signed on too, before we deliver this petition
tomorrow. Thank you.
Sincerely,
The MoveOn.org Team

--We've got to let them know that America is not falling for this cynical attempt to divide us. To make it easy, we've included their direct phone numbers below.

Please call your Senators now, at:

Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison
Direct: (202) 224-5922

Senator John Cornyn
Direct: (202) 224-2934

Unite! Join:
erraticstatic

And please post this in your own LJ.

(Love Not War)

13th April 2004

duckyx2:19pm: Join erraticstatic!
For all you antivist/activist out there.

(Love Not War)

29th August 2003

ex_spacecat79812:48am: i really hate these subject lines i never know what to put in them!!!!
i would love it if you could all recommend one band, film and book for me to entertain myself with for the next however long. i need some impetus. in case anyone is interested, mine are:
film - ghost dog, the cutter(short film)
band - tarantism
book - keep the aspidistra flying (orwell), midnights children (rushdie), white teeth (smith)
absolute perfection -six feet under (channel4. watch it.)
Current Mood: awake

(2 Peace Signs | Love Not War)

24th June 2003

rottenapples411:42pm: Sweatshop Awareness Community
Hi! I just want to promote this community globalizethis. We focus on the issues surrounding sweatshops, which can range from globalization, to labor unions, to organizations such as the WTO/FTAA etc, and to student organizing efforts. Anything that is related to any of these topics somehow is acceptable.

HOW THIS RELATES TO WOMEN: The majority of the workers in sweatshops are young women.

The present time is a crucial time period in America, and we need to work together in solidarity to fight for justice!

(x-posted, sorry)

(Love Not War)

rottenapples411:41pm: Sweatshop Awareness Community
Hi! I just want to promote this community globalizethis. We focus on the issues surrounding sweatshops, which can range from globalization, to labor unions, to organizations such as the WTO/FTAA etc, and to student organizing efforts. Anything that is related to any of these topics somehow is acceptable.

The present time is a crucial time period in America, and we need to work together in solidarity to fight for justice!

(x-posted, sorry)

(Love Not War)

24th March 2003

poetic_insanity8:16am: 750,000


The demonstration assembled at 12 noon, with two assembly points: [A] Gower Street and [B] Embankment and marched to Hyde Park
The demonstration was the second biggest ever organised in Britain, planned in under a week and built with 3 days notice from the outbreak of war. It was a complete repudiation of Blair's war.

"If a crime is wrong before it is committed, it is wrong while it is being committed," said George Galloway MP from the platform in Hyde Park, speaking to a sea of people and placards.

More

(Love Not War)

20th March 2003

poetic_insanity7:48am:

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. and coalition forces launched missiles and bombs at targets in Iraq as Thursday morning dawned in Baghdad, in a "decapitation attack" aimed at Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and other top members of the country's leadership.
Continue
Current Mood: indescribable

(Love Not War)

15th March 2003

poetic_insanity8:37pm: People unite
So I went to the Peace gathering at Bayside, there was a good amount of people. It was beautiful seeing people join together like that. We held up signs that read "The 21st Century Deserves Peace Not War!!" and "President For No War? BUSHIT!" I took pictures but I don't know when they'll be posted. Hopefuly fairly soon. There was alot of reactions from drivers passing us by, some slowed down near us and screamed in a agreement holding up peace signs with their fingers. Some just honked there horn cheering us on. Others gave us the finger of course, not agreeing with what some of us believe. 2 boys screamed from a car "My dad's in Iraq fighting for you guys!" The guy next to me, sitting on his bike, holding up a small flag and peace signs with his fingers screamed "And we love your dad, we want him to come back!" The kid I don't thik heard him say it though, a couple seconds later he flicked us off. There were speeches, poets, bands, and the smell of grass being smoked by some nameless individuals. I had a camera in my face for a minute, which feels long when this camera lens is pointing at you, I smiled and held out my words. Then some girl passed me by, stared at me for a second and chose to come up and ask me a question, she was a freelance writer. I'm not good at answering questions by asked by strangers on demand. At the end a lady went up on stage and had everyone join in meditation. Asking God to UNITE us with the earth. Make us feel like one. A whole. The whole even was beautiful on Bayside in Miami.

(Love Not War)

poetic_insanity2:07am: ....*....
War is felt through terror, hardship and heartache
War is felt beneath our feet, it comes again today
War is felt without peace, if only, peace was without war
See fear rise in the minds of the innocent, the rich along with the poor
War is but an escape
Destroying man with his own creation
Violence strangles soldiers fighting for their lives
Behind they've left their husbands, children, and wives
War does show with laughter, a vengful smile, it does come without warning, remaining for a while
War is a machine, destroying every human being in it's path
War is an infection, a spreading rash
When will it pass

(Love Not War)

14th March 2003

poetic_insanity7:06pm: Events On March 15, 2003
Nottingham, England = Protest (Iraq) Info
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San Diego, CA = Special Event (Iraq) Info
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Lincoln, Omaha, Grand Island, Nebraska = Special Event (Iraq) Info
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Austin, Texas = Special Event (Iraq) Info
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Nottingham, England = Special Event (Iraq) Info
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Colchester, Vermont = Special Event (Peace) Info
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New York, NY = Lecture Or Presentation (Peace) Info
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Niagara Falls, Ontario = Protest (Peace) Info
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Salt Lake City, Utah = Protest (Iraq) Info
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Columbus, Ohio = Protest (Iraq) Info
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West Palm Beach, Florida = Protest (Iraq) Info
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Tampa, Florida = Protest (Peace) Info
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Jacksonville, FL = Protest (Peace) Info
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Washington, DC = Action (Iraq) Info
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Münster, Germany = Protest (Peace) Info
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Miami, Florida = Protest (Peace) Info




I'll be joining the Miami gathering tomorrow, feel free to say hi if you're also going

(Love Not War)

poetic_insanity3:11pm: Courtesy:IndyBay.Org

Student walkouts happened at SF State University, Stanford, Sonoma State, Arcata, and in Berkeley. A student was arrested by the SFPD at City College Ocean Campus when protesters were cited for unlawful assembly; about 20 students were later arrested at a sit-in on Market Street. In Oakland, a peaceful student protest was attacked by the police near Jack London Square -- video. In Santa Cruz, over a hundred people rallied outside a military recruitment center. Read on

(Love Not War)

poetic_insanity2:11pm:
Let's Come Together

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