by vigilance

1. “Madman Watch” by Diane Harvey

by searching for truth

2. “We See Too Much. We Know Too Much. That’s Our Best Defense” by John Pilger

by standing with your common sense

3. “Proud to be a Peacenik” by Richard Neville

by the small things

4. “Here. Now.” by William Rivers Pitt

by courage to speak

5. “Tim Robbins, vs. The Baseball Hall of Fame” by The

by enlargening the word “patriotism”

6. “A Kinder, Gentler Patriotism” by Howard Zinn

by the power to feel

7. “Confronting our Fears So We Can Confront Empire” by Robert Jensen

by regrouping to a higher level

8. “Where Next for the Peace Movement” by Mike Ferner

by knowing the opponent

9. “Mesopotamia. Babylon. The Tigris and Euphrates” by Arundhati Roy

by staying true

10. “Dismantling the Infrastructure of Tyranny” by Arthur Topham

by co-ordinated peace marches and clever signs

11. “Last Call for Peace—North America: Bush Deaf to Protests, Say Marchers” by Katherine Stapp, Inter Press Service

by thinking in terms of “a Family of Humanity”

12. “Suicide of a Super Power” by Kerry Bowden

by thinking outside the box

13. “Why the World Suffers” by El cid

by reaching back, deep down for the American spirit (it’s in all of us)

14. “Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation” by Laurie Manis

by knowing your convictions are more important than fame or money

15. “Anti-War Celebrities May Face Backlash” by Liza Porteus

by returning to first principles

16. “State of Hawaii Renounces USA Patriot Act” – A Resolution

by continuing to resist stupidity, wherever it is

17. “Iraq War: Worse Lies Ahead – A Policy of Christian and Jewish Fundamentalism” by Saul Landau

by accepting responsibility

18. “A Real Texan’s Reflections on the Iraq War and the Peace Movement” by Michael McGehee

by soul force

19. “New York City Truth March Roars Down Fifth Avenue” by Michael Cohen

by being true to the humanity of your own religion

20. “Holocaust Survivors Protest IDF Treatment of Palestinians” by Tom Regan, Christian Science Monitor

by tuning off to the propaganda machine

21. “Vic Statement on ‘Operation Iraqi Freedom’” by Victory is Certain

by saying no to the troops who are sent to war

22. “Support Our Troops” by Michael Albert, Z Magazine

by withholding your taxes

23. “Stop Funding Terrorism” by various

by constantly pointing out the hypocrisy regarding Israel

24. “Support the Syrian WMD Initiative” by Citizens for Fair Legislation

by waking up to The System

25. “Jefferson Was Right” by Dr. Mike Byron

by becoming a rebel with a cause

26. “Hell No, We Won’t Go Away! – Most of the World Says No to Duya’s War” by The Hightower Lowdown

By James Salazar (10 Years Old, New York City)

Whats up with this war?
Hasn’t there been enough?
And why God Bless America?
Shouldn’t it be God Bless the World?
Why do bombs drop on babies?
Why do teenage soldiers have to die?

When can we all have peace?

In the White House the lights are on
But no one’s there.
Or is it that no one cares
Enough to see and hear all the people
Holding signs
What do we want? Peace. When do we want it? NOW!

Hoping that this will all be over soon.

Posted on the Independent Newswire on 20 April 2003.

Bush Machine More Powerful Than We Thought

People have underestimated the Bush Machine all along. While I think Bush is an idiot himself, he has some brilliant master manipulators behind him. He basically serves as their stooge because of his last name and the fact that most Americans are resentful of anyone with an I.Q. higher than theirs. The real brains behind the Junta are experts at spinning situations, creating crises, and propaganda. These people had this whole thing planned out years ago and every major event that has happened since the late Clinton years has been either orchestrated or exploited by this gang of thugs. Yes, it is depressing, but those who aren't sold out or hypnotized by them need to be smarter. Their goal is to wear down and divide any group that challenges their authority both at home and abroad, so they can create a one-world dictatorship with themselves at the top. The good thing is that they have brought many people together across the country and the world. All actions have reactions, and the arrogance and hypocrisy of this administration might just lead to a worldwide revolution.

Posted on the Independent Newswire on 13 April 2003.

Keep Hope Alive

“My hope is that on Monday morning the administration will realize there are two superpowers in the world: the United States and world opinion,” said the Rev. Bob Edgar, general secretary of the National Council of Churches.

Doubt the War Machine

“If a man will begin with certainties, he will end with doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he will end with certainties”

– Francis Bacon

And Look to a Higher Reality

“As far as the Laws of Mathematics refer to Reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to Reality”

– Albert Einstein

It Is Always With You

When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always.

– Mahatma Gandhi

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