US Alone.org – 2006-08-03 00:20:35
ACTION ALERT: TELL THE SENATE TO SPEAK OUT FOR AN IMMEDIATE CEASE-FIRE IN LEBANON
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H. Res. 921 passed the US House on July 20, by a vote of 410-8. This measure expressed unconditional support of “Israel’s right to defend itself”.
The ghastly extent of what Israel has done, and continues to do, is just beginning to peek through our propaganda-based corporatemedia.
Israel is in the process of destroying the entire infrastructure in southern Lebanon and creating 500,000 refugees. A “humanitarian disaster” is in the making and we idly sit on our hands. As civilian deaths mount, the estimated property damage is already in the billions.
By passing H. R. 921, our Congress has become complicit with Israel in washing its hands of any responsibility for the civilian deaths. Israel says it is dropping leaflets telling people to get out, but then it bombs the roadways. What of Hezbollah? Are they innocent? Absolutely not! It is not okay for Hezbollah to do what they have done and are continuing to do.
They are behaving as international criminals and deserve to be condemned by everyone who has a shred of human decency, but their provocations pale in comparison to the monstrous actions Israel is committing right now in response.
Our administration and the Congress, along with John Bolton, who vetoed a security council resolution on July 13th calling for a cease-fire, are all completely out of control.
Join us in signing this petition addressed to our members of Congress right now and demanding an immediate cease-fire in Lebanon.
If we do not do the right thing in this situation, it may fairly be said by much of the rest of the world, that all Americans have become war criminals. So call, call again, and call some more until reason is achieved.
Dennis Kucinich in the House had over 20 co-sponsors for his resolution to have an immediate cease-fire. But the Republican majority was too busy trying to ram through their pet estate tax giveaway for it to be heard.
So what is it with our Democratic senators? Why are they not joining Chuck Hagel who spoke out Monday on the senate floor for an end to the senseless slaughter on both sides?
Please call your Democratic senators now and call on them to take action THIS WEEK, while they are still in session.
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This alert is brought to you through the activism of Veronica Hambacker, running for the US House in the 8th Congressional district, and one of the leading progressive voices in the state of Missouri. Veronica has a primary coming up in a week against a last minute party-switcher, who may be running only as a diversion.
Veronica wants to start running call to action radio spots this, the final critical week, calling for an end of the obstinate occupation of Iraq, a military escapade which has brought nothing but death and destruction to both their country and our own, and to stop the bombing of Lebanon. Please make whatever contribution you can to help her encourage others to raise their voices as well.
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Nobody can predict how a particular race will turn out. But we know that the spots we ran on impeachment had tremendous secondary impact, as TWO other groups were inspired to run their own call to action ads on this issue as a result of the investment we made in this action. If you are able to do so, please make whatever donation you can to continue the stand we are taking on issue after issue.
Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.
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