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A Mom's FYI: Reality Bites

A MOM'S FYI: Reality Bites

July 3, 2005


How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn't make it a leg.
~Abraham Lincoln


"The story of America is the story of expanding liberty: an ever-widening circle, constantly growing to reach further and include more. Our nation's founding commitment is still our deepest commitment: In our world, and here at home, we will extend the frontiers of freedom." --George W. Bush

"We're so free, we often find ourselves prisoners of our homes, with roads cut off indefinitely and complete areas made inaccessible. We are so free to assemble that people now fear having gatherings because a large number of friends or family members may attract too much attention and provoke a raid by American or Iraqi forces." --Baghdad Burning, July 1, 2005 (


"My belief is we will, in fact, be greeted as liberators." ~Dick Cheney 3/16/03

"I was in Iraq as part of a delegation of eight members of Congress, led by House minority leader Nancy Pelosi. Everything we have been told about Iraq by the Bush Administration has either been an outright lie or overwhelmingly false. There were no weapons of mass destruction; we have not been greeted as liberators; and the cost in terms of blood and treasure has outpaced even their worst-case scenarios. Trust is something I cannot give to this Administration." --Congressman Jim McGovern
April 14, 2005


"Many questions remain about Iraq's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs and arsenal and it is Iraq's obligation to provide answers. It is failing in spectacular fashion. By both its actions and its inactions, Iraq is proving not that it is a nation bent on disarmament, but that it is a nation with something to hide. Iraq is still treating inspections as a game. It should know that time is running out." --"Why We Know Iraq is Lying" A Column by Dr. Condoleezza Rice, January 23, 2003

"Saddam Hussein was a threat, yes, because he was trying to acquire weapons of mass destruction. And, yes, we thought that he had stockpiles which he did not have. We had problems with the intelligence."
--Condoleezza Rice's response at Rice's confirmation hearing , January 19, 2005


"Persistent vegetative state, which is what the court has ruled -- I question it. I question it based on a review of the video footage which I spent an hour or so looking at last night in my office here in the Capitol. And that footage, to me, depicts something very different than persistent vegetative state.."--Bill Frist

"Schiavo's brain damage "was irreversible . . . no amount of treatment or rehabilitation would have reversed" it. --Jon R. Thogmartin, pathologist in Florida's Florida's sixth judicial district who performed the autopsy

Schiavo Autopsy Report


--Tom DeLay's response when was told he could not smoke in a building owned by the Federal Government.
June 13, 2003

Alphabetical Index of U.S. Government Web Sites:


Access Board: Accessibility for People with Disabilities
Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA)
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR)
Agency for International Development (USAID)
Agricultural Statistics Service
Air Force (USAF)
Agriculture Department (USDA) - Index
American Battle Monuments Commission
American Forces Information Service
American Forces Press Service
American Indian Tribal Leaders
American Indian Trust, Office of
AMTRAK - National Railroad Passenger Corporation
Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service
Architect of the Capitol
Army (USA)
Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
ATF - Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms
Atlas, United States of
Attorney General's Office
Aviation Administration (FAA)


BLM - Bureau of Land Management
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms (ATF)
Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Bureau of Export Administration
Bureau of Justice Statistics
Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (Formerly INS)
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Bureau of Prisons
Bureau of Reclamation
Bureau of the Census
Bureau of Transportation Statistics


CDC - Centers for Disease Control
Census Bureau
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board
CIA - Central Intelligence Agency
Citizens Commemorative Coin Advisory Committee
Coast Guard
Commerce Department - Index
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Comptroller of the Currency
Congressional Budget Office
Consumer Gateway (FTC, CPSC, SEC, FDA, NHTSA)
Consumer Information Center (Pueblo, CO)
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
Courts - Federal District, Circuit, Bankruptcy and others
Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service
Council of Economic Advisers
Council on Environmental Quality
Customs Service, United States


DEA - Drug Enforcement Agency
Defense Department
Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS)
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)
Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Defense Special Weapons Agency (DSWA)
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
DefenseLINK & Other Sites
Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Index
Department of Commerce (DOC) - Index
Department of Education
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) - Index
Department of Homeland Security
Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Department of Justice (DOJ)
Department of Labor (DOL)
Department of State (DOS) (Visas) (Passports)
Department of State Library
Department of the Interior
Department of the Treasury - Index
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)
District, Circuit, Bankruptcy and other Federal Courts
DOC - Department of Commerce - Index
DOD - Department of Defense - Index
DOE - Department of Energy
DOT - Department of Transportation
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA)


Economic & Statistics Administration
Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Economic Research Service
EDA - Economic Development Administration
Education Department
Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
EEOC - Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Energy Department
Environment, Safety and Health
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
Executive Office for Asset Forfeiture
Export-Import Bank of the United States


FAA - Federal Aviation Administration
Farm Credit Administration (FCA)
Farm Service Agency
FBI - Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCC - Federal Communications Commission
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
FDIC - Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Federal Bureau of Prisons
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Federal Courts' Home Page
Federal District, Circuit, Bankruptcy and other Courts
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
Federal Election Commission (FEC)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Federal Higway Administration (FHWA)
Federal Judicial Center
Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA)
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
Federal Maritime Commission
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
Federal Reserve Banks
Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
Financial Management Service (FMS)
FindLaw: Ninth Circuit Court Opinions
Fish & Wildlife Service
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Foreign Agricultural Service
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
Forest Service
Forfeiture Fund
FTC - Federal Trade Commission


General Services Administration (GSA)
Geological Survey
Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae)
GSA - General Services Administration


Hanford Site
Health and Human Services Department - Index
Health Care Financing Administration
Health Department (HHS) - Index
Healthfinder -- A Gateway to Consumer Health
HHS - Department of Health and Human Services - Index
Highway Administration (FHWA)
Historic Places Registry
House of Representatives
House of Representatives Email Addresse Guide
Housing and Urban Development Library
HUD - Department of Housing and Urban Development


Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) (Now Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Indian Health Service
Inspectors General - Government-wide Offices
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Interior Department
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
International Trade Administration (ITA)
IRS - Internal Revenue Service
Inspector General's Offices - Internet Services (IGNET)


Justice Department


Labor Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Library of Congress
Los Alamos National Laboratory


Marine Corps (USMC)
Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB)
Mine Safety and Health Administration
Minerals Management Service
Minority Business Development Agency
Mint, United States


NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
National Agricultural Library
National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
National Atlas of the Unites States
National Credit Union Administration (NCUA)
National Center for Environmental Health
National Center for Preservation & Technology Training
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Gallery of Art
National Guard
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
National Historic Landmarks
National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA)
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
National Library of Education (NLE)
National Library of Medicine (NLM)
National Ocean Service
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
National Park Service
National Performance Review
National Radio Astronomy Observatory
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)
National Registry of Historic Places
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Security Agency (NSA)
National Security Council (NSC)
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
National Telecommunications & Information Administration
National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB)
National Weather Service (NWS)
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Naval Observatory (The Nation's Timekeeper)
Navy (USN)
NIH - National Institutes of Health
NIMH - National Institute of Mental Health
NIST - National Institute of Standards & Technology
NOAA - National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
NRC - Nuclear Regulatory Commission
NSA - National Security Agency
NSF - National Science Foundation
NTSB - National Transportation Safety Board
Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
NWS - National Weather Service


Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Office for the Advancement of Telehealth
Office of American Indian Trust
Office of Air and Space Commercialization
Office of Economic Impact and Diversity
Office of Energy Research
Office of Government Ethics (OGE)
Office of Lead Hazard Control
Office of Management and Budget (OMB)
Office of National Drug Control Policy
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Office of Special Counsel (OSC)
Office of The First Lady
Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS)
Office of Tribal Justice
Office of Victims of Crime
OMB - Office of Management and Budget
On-Site Inspection Agency (OSIA)
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Other Federal Government Internet Educational Resources


Parole Commission, U.S.
Patent & Trademark Depository Library Program (PTDLP)
Patent and Trademark Office
Peace Corps
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Physician Payment Review Commission
Postal Rate Commission
Postal Service (USPS)
President's Commission on Critical Infrastructure Protection
Prisons, Bureau of
Public and Indian Housing Agencies
Public Health Service Program Office


Radio Free Europe - Radio Liberty
Railroad Retirement Board (RRB)
Registry of Historic Places
Research, Economics & Education
Rural Development


SBA - Small Business Administration
SEC - Securities and Exchange Commission
Secret Service
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Selective Service System (SSS)
Small Business Administration (SBA)
Smithsonian Institution (SI)
Social Security Administration (SSA)
Southwestern Power Administration
SSA - Social Security Administration
State Department (Visas) (Passports)
Stennis, John C. - Center for Public Service
Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court Decisions via Cornell University
Supreme Court Gopher Server via Library of Congress
Surface Mining, Reclamation & Enforcement


TALON (newspaper serving the soldiers of Task Force Eagle)
Task Force on Agricultural Air Quality Research
Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
The John C. Stennis Center for Public Service
Thomas Legistlative Infomation System (via Library of Congress)
Thrift Savings Plan (TSP)
Trade and Development Agency
Transportation Department (DOT)
Treasury Department
Treasury Forfeiture Fund


U. S. Access Board: Accessibility for People with Disabilities
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
U.S. House of Representatives Visitor Information
U.S. Mint
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA)
United States Capitol Building
United States Consumer Gateway (FTC, CPSC, SEC, FDA, NHTSA)
United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals & BAP, 8th Cir.
United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit Court Opinions from FindLaw
United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
United States Customs Service
United States Department of Agriculture - Index
United States House of Representatives
United States Information Agency Home Page (USIA)
United States Information Agency International Home Page (USIA)
United States International Trade Commission (USITC)
United States Marshals Service (USMS)
United States Mint
United States Naval Observatory (Nation's Timekeeper)
United States Postal Service (USPS)
United States Senate
United States Sentencing Commission
United States Trade and Development Agency
United States Trade Representative (USTR)
USDA - United States Department of Agriculture - Index
USDA - Forest Service
USGS - United States Geological Survey
USPS - United States Postal Service


VA - Department of Veterans Affairs
Violence Against Women Office
Voice of America


White House


Yucca Mountain Project


("I AM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.") --Tom DeLay, June 13, 2003


"You and the White House staff must be seen to be above suspicion. Set the right example."
--Donald Rumsfeld 'Rumsfeld's Rules'

"[B]etween October and December 2003, at the Abu Ghraib Confinement Facility (BCCF), numerous incidents of sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses were inflicted on several detainees. This systemic and illegal abuse of detainees was intentionally perpetrated by several members of the military police guard force. ... The allegations of abuse were substantiated by detailed witness statements (ANNEX 26) and the discovery of extremely graphic photographic evidence. ... I find that the intentional abuse of detainees by military police personnel included the following acts:

a. Punching, slapping, and kicking detainees; jumping on their naked feet;
b. Videotaping and photographing naked male and female detainees;
c. Forcibly arranging detainees in various sexually explicit positions for
d. Forcing detainees to remove their clothing and keeping them naked for several
days at a time;
e. Forcing naked male detainees to wear women's underwear;
f. Forcing groups of male detainees to masturbate themselves while being
photographed and videotaped;
g. Arranging naked male detainees in a pile and then jumping on them;
h. Positioning a naked detainee on a MRE Box, with a sandbag on his head, and
attaching wires to his fingers, toes, and penis to simulate electric torture;
i. Placing a dog chain or strap around a naked detainee's neck and having a
female soldier pose for a picture;
k. A male MP guard having sex with a female detainee;
l. Using military working dogs (without muzzles) to intimidate and frighten
detainees, and in at least one case biting and severely injuring a detainee ...

These findings are amply supported by written confessions provided by several of the suspects, written statements provided by detainees, and witness statements. ...

In addition, several detainees also described the following acts of abuse, which under the circumstances, I find credible based on the clarity of their statements and supporting evidence provided by other witnesses (ANNEX 26):

a. Breaking chemical lights and pouring the phosphoric liquid on detainees;
b. Threatening detainees with a charged 9mm pistol;
c. Pouring cold water on naked detainees;
d. Beating detainees with a broom handle and a chair;
e. Threatening male detainees with rape; ...
g. Sodomizing a detainee with a chemical light and perhaps a broom stick."

—Executive summary of Taguba report, finalized Feb. 29, 2004, briefed to superiors on March 3, 2004, and submitted in final form on March 9, 2004, (


"They said chemical weapons would be used against our troops. That didn't happen. They predicted huge civilian casualties. That didn't happen. They said Americans would turn against the war as our troops came home in body bags. That didn't happen. They warned of a mammoth terrorist attack in America if we invaded Iraq. That didn't happen. Just two weeks ago, they claimed American troops were caught in another Vietnam quagmire. That didn't happen. Now the biggest mishap liberals can seize on is that some figurines from an Iraqi museum were broken - a relief to college students everywhere who have ever been forced to gaze upon Mesopotamian pottery." -- Ann Coulter, April 30, 2003

BRITISH and American coalition forces are using depleted uranium (DU) shells in the war against Iraq and deliberately flouting a United Nations resolution which classifies the munitions as illegal weapons of mass destruction.
--Neil Mackay, Investigations Editor

Iraqi Civilian Casualties Tops 100,000

The Lancet, a respected British medical journal, reports that the US and coalition forces (but mainly the US Air Force) has killed 100,000 Iraqi civilians since the fall of Saddam on April 9, 2003. Previous estimates for civilian deaths since the beginning of the war ranged up to 16,000, with the number of Iraqi troops killed during the war itself put at about 6,000.

Deserters:In all 12 months of fiscal 2004, the total number of Army deserters was 2,723, according to the information given to Stars and Stripes earlier by Army spokeswoman Lt. Col. Pamela Hart.
July 1st, 2005 (

CARACAS, Feb 15 (IPS) - One million books, 10 million documents and 14,000 archaeological artifacts have been lost in the U.S.-led invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq -- the biggest cultural disaster since the descendants of Genghis Khan destroyed Baghdad in 1258, Venezuelan writer Fernando Báez told IPS.

"U.S. and Polish soldiers are still stealing treasures today and selling them across the borders with Jordan and Kuwait, where art merchants pay up to 57,000 dollars for a Sumerian tablet," said Báez, who was interviewed during a brief visit to Caracas.

The expert on the destruction of libraries has helped document the devastation of cultural and religious objects in Iraq, where the ancient Mesopotamian kingdoms of Sumer, Akkad, and Babylon emerged, giving it a reputation as the birthplace of civilisation. February 15, 2005

Updated July 2, 2005:

Total 1,841 US Dead (includes 116 US dead in Afghanistan during Iraqi war and 1 dead at Guantanamo of non-hostile cause).

The Quagmire: As the Iraq War Drags on, it's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Vietnam
--by Robert Dreyfuss May 7, 2005


Momentum Builds for Sept. 24, 2005
Partial List of Endorsers:

A.N.S.W.E.R. Steering Committee
- IFCO/Pastors for Peace
- Free Palestine Alliance - U.S.
- Haiti Support Network
- Partnership for Civil Justice - LDEF
- Nicaragua Network
- Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines
- Korea Truth Commission
- Muslim Student Association - National
- Kensington Welfare Rights Union
- Mexico Solidarity Network
- Party for Socialism and Liberation
- Middle East Children's Alliance
- A.N.S.W.E.R. Youth & Student National Coalition

- Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney
- Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation
- Eric Mar, President, San Francisco School Board
- Ron Kovic, Author of Born on the Fourth of July, Vietnam Veteran
- ProLibertad/Freedom Campaign
- National Lawyers Guild
- Philippine Peasant Support Network
- Office of the Americas
- Haitian Lawyers Leadership Network
- Michael Berg, father of Nicholas Berg
- DC Healthcare Coalition
- Kabataang Maka Bayan (KmB) Pro-People Youth
- Students Against Empire
- Mexicanos Sin Fronteras
- National Committee to Free the Cuban Five
- American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Francisco Chapter
- Ecumenical Program on Central America and the Caribbean (EPICA)
- Frente Socialista de Puerto Rico (New York committee)
- Dorothy Day Catholic Worker - Washington DC
- Tri-Valley CAREs
- People's Law Resource Center
- Malcolm X Grassroots Movement
- Popular Education Project to Free the Cuban Five
- Al-Awda Palestine Right of Return Coalition, S.F.
- Gay Liberation Network - Chicago, IL
- Palestine Aid Society
- 8th Day Center for Justice - Chicago, IL
- Harlem Tenants Council
- Asians for Jericho/Mumia
- Florida Palestine Solidarity Network
- New Jersey Solidarity - Activists for the Liberation of Palestine
- Queers for Racial & Economic Justice
- Ross Mirkarimi, San Francisco Supervisor, District 5
- Chris Daly, San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Filipino Workers Association (FWA)
- Puerto Rican Alliance of Los Angeles
- Robin Tyler, Gay Liberation Network
- Women Against Military Madness
- Student Coalition for a Just Peace
- Islamic Political Party of America
- International People's Democratic Uhuru
- Vanderbilt Progressive Student Union
- Riverside Area Peace and Justice Action
- San Francisco Bay View Newspaper
- Niagara Coalition for Peace (NC4P)
- Texans for Peace
- Peace Now - Las Vegas, NV
- Peace North - Hayward, WI
- Boston College Global Justice Project
- DC Poets Against the War
- Louisiana Activist Network
- Students for Peace & Change
- Anti-War Organizing League
- International Socialist Organization
- Caribbean & Latin America Support Project
- Bay Area United Against War
- College Voice, College of Staten Island, NY
- Johnson Anti-War Coalition, Johnson State College
- Muslim Student Association, California State University Long Beach
- New York Committee in Solidarity with the people of El Salvador
- South Bay Mobilization
- Africa Affinity
- Fairbanks Coalition for Peace and Justice
- Foundations Afrikan Millennium
- Queer Radio: Out FM
- North Alabama Peace Network
- Hudson Valley Activist Newsletter
- Action Center for Justice, Charlotte, NC
- Alabama PeaceFirst
- Blasé Bonpane, Director, Office of the Americas
- Theresa Bonpane, Executive Director, Office of the Americas
- Association of Humanitarian Lawyers
- Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Oakland-Bay Area
- Arise for Social Justice
- El Dorado Peace and Justice
- Birmingham Peace Project
- Episcopalians for Exchange With Cuba
- Northeast Georgia Peace Corner Group
- Gray Panthers - Berkeley-East Bay
- North Texas for Justice and Peace
- Teens for Peace, Sioux Falls, SD
- Phil Berrigan Institute for Nonviolence
- Coalition for Peace and Justice
- Sexual Minorities Archives
- St. Pete for Peace
- Bolivarian Circle International The Cyber Circle
- Grandmothers for Peace International
- Northland Chapter Grandmothers for Peace, Superior, WI
- Mad. Area Raging Grannies, Madison, WI
- Code Pink - Missoula, MT
- Code Pink - Piedmont Triad
- Veterans for Peace - Taos, NW Chapter
- Berkeley-East Bay Gray Panthers
- Vanessa Dixon, DC Healthcare Coalition
- Carlos Villarreal, Executive Director, National Lawyers Guild San Francisco
- Zachary Wolfe, Chair, National Lawyers Guild Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans Committee*; Founder, People's Law Resource Center
- Jack Igel, Peace Action*, Veterans for Peace*
- Jari Sheese, Military Families Speak Out (MFSO)*
- Al Leskys, Peace Now*, Las Vegas, NV
- Anne Feeney, Board Member, Thomas Merton Center*, Pittsburgh, PA
- Jack Robinson, Brown University Student Labor Alliance*
- Walter Lippmann, Editor-in-Chief, CubaNews, CubaNews List*
- Paul McCarthy, Amnesty International USA*
- Mary Lou, Member, Peace and Freedom Party*
- C. T. Weber, Peace and Freedom Party - California State*
- S.E. Anderson, National Reparations Congress*, Brooklyn, NY
- Tara Hui, Center for Asian American Advocacy* (CAA)
- Ann Rennacker, Secretary, Mendocino Coast Peace & Justice Center*, Fort Bragg, CA
- Deborah Coley, President, Crockett Area Peace & Justice Coalition*, Nacogdoches, TX
- Evalyn F. Segal, Unitarians for Justice in Middle East*
- Jane Oie, Fox Valley Peace Coalition*, Appleton, Wisconsin
- Ron Swallow, Dayton Peace Action*
- Hal Ethridge, U.S. Army Retired, Tucson, Arizona
- Ruben Trejo, Veteran Representative, Palmdale, California
- C.D. Blodgett, World War II Combat Veteran, Veterans for Peace*
- Marty Preston, Associate Member, Veterans for Peace*, Wisconsin Dells, WI
- Jason Guthridge, Persian Gulf Veteran, San Pedro, CA
- Lt. Russell E. Fleming, Ret. SPSI
- Allan Fisher, Political Director, American Federation of Teachers Local 21*, San Francisco, CA
- Bruce Allen, Vice-President, Canadian Autoworkers Local 199*
- Canterbury Hatten, Retired Lawyer, Cannery Workers, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU)*
- Robert Whitehead, Classroom Teacher and Union Representative, California Teachers Association (CTA)*, National Educators Association (NEA)*
- Suzanne Kincaid, California Nurses Association (CNA)*
- George Hepker, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 441*
- Jean McMaken, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)*, Huxley, IA
- Elisabeth Fiekowsky, West Coast Organizer, National Organization Legal Service Workers*
- Eugene Craig, Steward, Service Employees International Union (SEIU)*
- Karen Martinez, Retiree, Communication Workers of America (CWA)*, Liverpool, NY
- Robin Aurandt, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Local 906*, Williamsburg, PA
- Buddy Gill, Sheet Metal Workers Local 104*
- Thomas Waites, Actor, Screen Actors Guild*, New York, NY
- Gess Healey, American Federation of Teachers*, Taos, NE
- Tim Duda, American Federation of Teachers*, San Antonio, TX
- Christopher Lamb, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers*, Bangor, ME
- Neil R. Friedman, Chapter Leader, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)*, Brooklyn, NY
- Doug Chancey, Screen Actors Guild*
- New Jersey Chapter of the National Writers Union
- Carole Cernuto, SEIU (Service Employees International Union) Local 99*, Canoga Park, CA
- Daniela Blaese, member, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)*
- Henry Millstein, National Writer's Union*, Novato, CA
- Richard Neva, Communist Party USA*
- Geoffrey Middleton, MSU Student Association for Feminist Thought*
- Dena Al Atassi, Florida Council Muslim Students Association*
- Dave Silver, Coalition to Free the Angola 3*
- Lynda Llamas, IFCO/Pastors for Peace*
- Michael Gordy, Membership co-chair, NEA Peace & Justice Caucus*
- Jamil Rahman, Islamic Political Party of America (IPPA)*
- Andre Belcher, National Black United Front (NBUF)*, NDABA - N'COBRA*
- Chris Drew, Executive Director, Uptown Multi-Cultural Art Center*, Chicago, IL
- Susan Keith, Georgia for Democracy*, Georgia Peace and Justice*
- Jean Mont-Eton, St. Gabriel Peace and Justice*
- Dante Pena, Hidalgo County Green Party*, McAllen, TX
- Ozlem Altiok, Peace Action Denton*, TX
- NJ Independent Alliance
- Radio Free Amerika
- Native Forest Council - Seattle Chapter
- Liberty Underground of Virginia (LUV)
- Socialist Party of Michigan
- Rastafarian African Improvement Association
- Sociologists Without Borders
- Catalysts for Change
- Citizens for a United Earth
- Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance
- All Nations Inc.
- Card Carrying Progressive
- Rednecks Against Racism
- Left I on the News
- Red Earth Productions & Cultural Work
- Waking Planet
- Bend-Condega Friendship Project, Bend, OR
- Personhood Press
- Native Alerts
- Circle of Truth, Orland Park, IL
- Freeway Activist Coalition for Equality, Winchester, CA
- Comic Press News
- Info Nature
- Pigeon Creek Poets
- The Stephen Kramer Company, Des Plaines, IL
- Robert B.C. Weaver Landscapes
- Tacenda Literary Publications
- BJS organization, Palmyra, NJ
- Starlight Records, Santa Cruz, CA
- The Squids Ink
- Shine Somber, Indianapolis, IN
- Jarnocan, Westfield, NJ
- National Committee for Radiation Victims
- The Peace House
- Japan Environment Institute for Solution
- Coastal Convergence Society, Huntington Beach, CA
- United States Raelian Movement
- Khalil Gibran Book Club
- Campaign for Sovereign California
- Berkeley Springs Worship Group
- SBA Farms Anti-war Collective
- Mark Twain Democratic Club, Whittier, CA
- Alternative Medicine Council
- Public Intellectuals for Social and Spar, New York. NY
- God Bless The World, Inc., South Burlington
- Charles Boone, Chairman, Pee Dee Indian Tribe*
- Marilyn Markley, Treasurer, Malama O Puna*, Pahoa, Hawaii
- Kenneth Nahigian, Humanist Association of Greater Sacramento Area*
- Vince Cinches, Talisay Unity of Urban Poor*
- Joyce Niksic, Secular Humanist Society of Chicago*
- Barbara Council, South Oregon Animal Rights Society*
- Dave Lindblom, Utah Public Employees Association*
- Paul Allen, Hope House Shelter Home* Dubuque, Iowa
- Thomas Unger, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)*, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)*, NRA*
- William Christensen, Industrial Workers of the World*, Friend of Thomas Paine*
- Alan Carlson, KFAI Fresh Air Community Radio*, St. Paul, Minnesota
- Robert McMahon, Assn. of Scient. & Prof. Engineer. Pers.*
- Cristogianni Borsella, Mediterranean League*
- Elliscia Ellerd, Office Manager, Ellerd Construction*
- Rodney Ferris, President, Possibilities Unlimited, Inc*
- Peter Gunther, Certified Archivist, Progressive Archivists*
- Stephen Kowal, Center for Democracy and the Constitution*, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
- Michael Murray, Seacoast Peace Response*
- Charles Reinert, Naturopathic Physician, Helping To Heal, Inc.*
- J. Glenn Evans, Poets West*
- Barbara Evans, PoetsWest*
- Melanie Chischilly, owner, Chischilly Pottery*
- Leslie Robertson, Director of Design, Leslie E. Obertson Associates*
- Constance La Sala, Blessed Is She*, New Hyde Park
- Anne Kolesar, Citizens for Social Responsibility*
- Michael Chiltern, Creative Production Coordinator, Brooklyn Community Access Television*, Brooklyn, NY
- Nancy Wang, Co-Director, Eth-Noh-Tec*, San Francisco, CA
- G.S. Khalsa, Unixity*, Burbank, CA
- Coyotes Corner, East Providence, RI
- Ed Crouch, Social Worker, Concern for the People of Iraq*, Seattle, WA
- John Smith, Founder of Board, Take Back America*, Rock Island, IL
- Lana Kitchel, Media/Outreach Coordinator, Department of Peace Campaign, 2nd CD of CA*, Los Molinos, CA
- Michael Mastela, President, The Livonia Democratic Club*, Livonia, MI
- WEARTH, Sebastopol, CA
- Ramesh N, Friends Circle*, Naik Kamaraj Salai, Tamilnadu
- Phillip Manning, Schottenstein's*, Maysville, KY
- Michele Laub, President, Human Potential Unlimited*, East Atlantic Beach, NY
- Mike Stabile, Treasurer, Hubert Humphrey Democratic Club*, Cerritos, CA
- Ramsey Malone, Executive Director, The Engaged Zen Foundation*, Ramsey, NJ
- Rev. William H. Russell, American Atheists*, Libertarian Party*, Norwich, CT
- Paul Burks, Editor Emeritus, EarthLight Magazine*, Santa Rosa, CA
- Toni Hoover, Advancement of Humanity*
- Breelyn MacDonald, Animal Rights Foundation of Florida*
- Robert Lovell, Democracy for America*
- Julieanna, Thompson, Global Solutions*, Department of Peace*, Marina del Rey, CA
- Roberto J Mercado, Social Justice Documentary Photographer, Social Justice Impact
- Ken Kilnam, Editor, Minjok-Tongshin Daily Website
- Garda Ghista, Founding Director, World Prout Assembly, Highland Heights, KY
- Cynthia King, CEO, Wisdom Way Press, Goleta, CA
- Thomas Metzler, President, Metzler Violin Shop, Inc., Glendale, CA
- William Roberts, Owner, Stewart-Roberts Productions, Huntington Beach, CA
- Thomas Schooley, President, The Tienson MFG CO, Berkeley, CA
- Barbara Stanley, SkipperGraphics, Shallotte, NC
- Jude Arnold, PhD., Advance Productions*, Parthenon, AR
- Alfredo Jose Gonzalez, A. G. Graphics Arts Studios*, Los Angeles, CA
- Bonnie Elness, Share International, USA*
- Curt Clay, Americans for a United States Dept. of Peace*
- Ricardo Corrales Sàenz, Magister en Agronegocios, Consultor Independiente*, La Aurora, Heredia, La Aurora
- Mary Zoeter, President, Action for Animals Network*
- Ingrid Grace, Student, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
- Cynthia Raglenta, Graduate Student, Santa Rosa, California
- Heidi Erhardt, Student, Kipahulu Community School
- Assaf Kfoury, Boston University
- Denise Hesse, Student , South High School, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
- Elias Ibrahim, Student, University of California Los Angeles
- Alex D. Llongridge, University of Texas
- Valerie C. Virta, Graduate Student, University of Washington
- Nat Parry, Graduate Student, George Mason University
- Lance Cablk, Instructor, Clackamas Community College
- Therese Cauchon, Teacher, La Mesa - Spring Valley School District
- Steven Burge, Academic Skills Specialist, Si Tanka University
- Jon Anderholm Cazadero, Retired Teacher, United Educators of San Francisco*
- Meredith Dalebout, Retired Teacher, Colorado Springs, Colorado
- Gerard Huber, Professor, A&M University-Commerce
- Iris Greenfield, Program Coordinator and Early Intervention, Pediatrics University of Florida
- Kelleen Farrell, Educator, Placerville, California
- Bryan Fellbusch, Student, New York University
- Kathy Quick, Graduate Student, University of California Irvine
- Albert A. Gaydos, Student, Queens College (CUNY)
- Jeremy Huffman, Student, University of South Florida
- Jeremy Motts, Student, Los Medanos College, Antioch, CA
- Elena Lopez, Graduate Student, University of Colorado-Boulder
- Marnie Hotz, Student, University of Massachusetts-Boston
- Stephanie Barnett, Student, Marywood University School of Social Work, Sellersville, PA
- Neil Zimmerman, Cooper Union*, Muttontown, NY
- Scott Nass, Student, University of Cincinnati
- Mazen Almoukdad, Student, Anaheim, CA
- Kristen Magis, Doctoral Student, Silverton, OR
- Petersen, Student, Santa Monica, CA
- Roxanne Cook, Student, Idaho Falls, ID
- Gareth Shellman, Assistant Director, Institute of World A*, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
- Dr. Bill Rosenthal, Hunter College
- Jennifer Wagner, Professor, West Valley College
- Dayne Navarro, Educator, San Pedro, CA
- John Renfrew, Professor, Northern Michigan University
- Patricia Berry, Educator, The University of New Mexico
- Michael Keefer, Professor, University of Guelph, Toronto, ON
- Kathleen Kolman, Music Director, John Stark Regional High School, Plymouth, NH
- Robert Schlagal, Professor, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC
- Sarah Michaels, Professor of Education, Clark University
- Cara Crandall, Professor, Emerson College
- Joyce Paolini, Teacher, Sacramento, CA
- Jean Geissler, Retired Educator, Eau Claire, WI
- Linda Shahian, ESL Instructor, South Gate Adult School, San Pedro, CA
- Sarah Novey, Science Teacher, Prairie du Chien, WI
- Warren Gold, Professor of Medicine, University of California-San Francisco, Mill Valley, CA
- Manouchehr Azad, Teacher, Harper College, Skokie, Illinois
- Paula Telesco, Professor, Chelmsford, MA
- Dr. Tip H. Shanklin, Professor of English and Humanities, Lindsey Wilson College
- Michael Dalterio, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Bentle College, Sudbury, MA
- Paulette Sato, English Teacher, North Brunswick, NJ
- Ted Stearns, Teacher, Albuquerque, NM
- Miles Robinson, Middle School Science Teacher, Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield, MI
- Stacy Mecklenberg, UC Berkeley, Stanford University
- Dr. Evan Fales, University of Iowa
- JB Schammel, School Sister of Notre Dame, Baltimore, MD
- Karen Markley, Fullerton College
- McCutchen, San Francisco State University
- Sean Smukler, University of California Davis
- Lisa Middlecamp-Lowder, Social Worker, Muskegon Public Schools, North Muskegon, MI
- Dr. Susan Draper, New York University
- William Prescott, University of Oklahoma, Atlanta, GA
- Malgorzata Zarycka, Student, Chicago, IL
- Michael Morris, Development Coordinator, Florida State University
- Tracy Lord, Instructor, Bosphorus University, Ashland, OR
- Dr. Regino Diaz-Robainas, Blacklisted Former College Professor, Stuart, FL
- Nick Moe, Student, Anchorage, AK
- Deborah Dimmett, Doctoral Student, University of Arizona
- Candice Discepolo, Student, McDonogh School, Ellicott City, MD
- Frank, Sicoli, Philosophy Graduate Student, New School University
- Justin, Skay, Student, Arizona State University
- Robin Powell, Graduate Student, Penn State-University Park, Belcourt, ND
- Sarah Swanson, Student, San Diego City College, University of California
- Kanene Holder, Howard University
- Steve Baker, Student, University of Redlands
- Richard Abcarian, Professor of English, Emeritus California State University
- Mary Kay Duffie, Former UCLA Research Professor, University of California Los Angeles
- Linda Einfal, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
- Raymond Moody, Associate Professor (retired), University of Hawaii
- Jane Bergman, Teacher, Saint Mary Catholic School
- Janet Seltzer, Preschool Teacher, Albany, CA
- Robert Hilliard, Author/Educator, Cambridge, MA
- Arthur Solomon, Professor, La Conner, WA
- Nicole Kohansky, Fairleigh Dickinson University-Cumberland Company*, Bridgeton, NJ
- Megan Wood, Fordham Law
- Aroldo Garcia, Student, CUNY City University of New York
- Shennandoah Hardesty, Student, New Port Richey, FL
- Joanna Marr Baker, Student, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
- Taigen Leighton, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
- Gretchen Harris, teacher, Fairfax County Public Schools*, Virginia
- Marilyn Berger, teacher, Los Angeles Unified school district*
- Barbara Haggerty, teacher, Milwaukee, OR
- Carol and Joe O'Neill, teachers, Warriors Mark, PA
- Joe Cressy, Carleton University
- Patrick Brantlinger, Professor, Indiana University
- Morgan Chivers, San Jose State University
- Daniel Liberatoscioli, President, Walnut Hill College, Glen Mills, PA
- Julio Pino, Professor, Kent State University, Ohio
- Richard Rubenstein, Professor, George Mason University
- Roma Guy, San Francisco State University
- Natalie Sokoloff, Professor of Sociology, John Jay College
- Theresina Greenwell, Christ the King*, Tompkinsville, KY
- Rev. Timothy Nakayama., Episcopal Church USA*
- Theodore Webb, Retired Clergy
- Rev. J. Calvin Bugho OFM, Franciscan Justice & Peace Office*
- Jay Colbe, Jewish Voice For Peace*, Sacramento, CA
- Joseph W. DuRocher, Trustee, First Unitarian Church of Orlando*
- Rev. Wayne Robinson, United Church of Christ*, Antelope, CA
- Leo Klohr, Lutheran Peace Fellowship (LPF)*, Raleigh, NC
- The Reverend Lauren Welch, Baltimore, Maryland
- Henry Jefferson, Claremont United Methodist Church*, Ontario, Canada
- H. Eberhard, Von Waldow, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary*, Glenshaw, PA
- Rev. Lisa McMillan
- Rev. Keith Boyles
- Rev. Dr. Donna Martin, Pastor, United Church of Christ*, Columbia, MD
- Ellen Little, Campus Minister, Wesley Fellowship at Rutgers*
- Dennis R. M., Teall-Fleming, Director of Faith Formation, Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church*, Gastonia, NC
- Vincent Smiles, Professor of Theology - St. Joseph, MN


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