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Tuesday, February 15, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
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Lia Gladstone spent 2009 as Professor of English and Drama at American University in Kabul. Afghan Voices is a multi-media presentation about her experience of teaching, traveling and working with a human rights group doing theater in Afghanistan. The program features excerpts from the writing of Afghan students.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Opposing the Iraq Supplemental & Iran Threats | Institute for Policy Studies | 26 March 2007 | By Phyllis Bennis

The Congressional resolution passed last week gives Bush another $100 billion to continue the U.S. occupation of Iraq. That much is now guaranteed. The timelines and restrictions included in the bill – clearly responding to the strong public support for ending the war— were weakened almost to the disappearing point to allow the razor-thin vote. Very few of those toothless restrictions will likely make it into the final bill that must survive a super-majority in the Senate, a House-Senate conference committee, and a likely Bush veto.

But the effort to hold Congressmembers to their electoral mandate must be continued and ratcheted up, not abandoned, even as we look towards pressing alternative centers of power (city councils, state legislatures, mayors and governors, newspaper editorial boards, influential clergy, etc.) as instruments to pressure Congress from new directions.

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1 comment:

Onearth said...

First thoughts--I just looked at the "Occupation Project" website. Perhaps the time for civil (nonviolent) disobedience has come. I don't think we could change the minds of Stevens or Young no matter what we did. But I have some hope that we might be able to influence Lisa Murkowski. Does she have a Juneau office (in the Fed. bldg)? If so, might we consider the occupation of her office as a demonstration of protest?