July 4 Emergency Antiwar Convention with Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan "...join us in Philadelphia on July 4th to try and figure a way out of this 'two' party system that is bought and paid for by the war machine which has a stranglehold on every aspect of our lives."
THANK YOU, CINDY, FOR YOUR CONTINUING SUPPORT, KIND WORDS, AND TRUE PATRIOTIC SPIRIT!
AN INVITATION TO JOIN TOGETHER!
This convention was originally called forth by Cindy Sheehan as a
response to the betrayal of the antiwar cause by Congress. Cindy gave a call to all citizens to
"...join us in Philadelphia on July 4th to try and figure a way out of this 'two' party system that is bought and paid for by the war machine which has a stranglehold on every aspect of our lives. As for myself, I am leaving the Democratic Party. You have completely failed those who put you in power to change the direction our country is heading. We do not condone our government's violent meddling in sovereign countries and we condemn the continued murderous occupation of Iraq."
"We gave you a chance, you betrayed us."
"I am an advocate for a new investigation, that's for sure. Everywhere I go, my audiences are filled with 9/11 truth people and I really honor your commitment to finding the truth."
We shall join together in Philadelphia on the 4th of July in the spirit of '76 to confront a tyranny that has taken over this country and threatens the future of civilization and life on the planet.
As such, this historical moment demands that the antiwar, peace and social justice movement, the growing impeachment movement, 9/11 truth movement, civil liberties & human rights activists, veterans groups, patriots all across the political spectrum, act together strategically as a 'United Front' to deal with this crisis anew. A 'United Front' respecting each group's independence, while recognizing each other's contribution and greater potential in a common goal to stop these wars.
This caveat of reality goads us on -
The War's continue, a nuclear attack on Iran could happen at any moment, peace is not coming to Israel nor Palestine, though" All men are created equal"- for the policies of the neoconservative war party still rules the Whitehouse and intimidates Congress to abdicate its Constitutional powers in violation of the same Oath our soldiers die under false pretense to defend.
We must do better!
This meeting is intended produce a message that will metaphorically put another 'crack in the Liberty Bell', in the spirit of freedom, to let the truth ring forth for peace and justice... This is our determination in unity, backed by tools, such as impeachment, running real candidates, etc, (your ideas and plans that we want heard) that shall initiate a successful campaign that will stop these war's at their source.
"Without 9/11, the war criminals in high office do not have a leg to stand on. Their entire National Security construct collapses like a deck of cards."
"Revealing the lies behind 9/11 would undermine the legitimacy of the "global war on terrorism,"
Michel Chossudovsky, author of America's War on Terrorism
Events begin at 1:00 PM on July 4th
Opening Remarks: Introduction and ground rules for this event. We want to establish a context for our interaction aimed at developing trust and cooperation. We want to bridge differences, while at the same time recognizing the individual character and strengths of our coalition participants.
Presentations: We want to hear each other! A 10-minute window for leaders from various groups aimed at introducing your work, present and future plans, and your suggestions towards a greater strategy will be provided. Please provide some bullet points of your strategic plans and how you want our movement to evolve.
Strategy Deliberations: We want to discuss various options that we have towards defining a plan of action that recognizes our various strengths and resolves our weaknesses. (We would not be having this meeting if we had stopped the war.)
We will conduct our deliberations and debate with the possibility of using break-out groups and other strategies to better caucus and define our positions, with the goal of strengthening communication and trust among ourselves.
Keynote Panel and Speakers: 7:30 PM - to be followed by the signing of Our Declaration of Truth, Peace & Justice- July 4th, 2007
Panelists so far include-
Webster Griffin Tarpley historian, investigative journalist, expert on international false-flag terrorism; author, 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA, now in its 4 th edition, and amazon.com bestseller on the subject.
David Lindorff award-winning journalist for over three decades, contributor to The Nation, Salon, and Business Week; co-author, The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office
Register: Describe your organization, and number attending, firstname.lastname@example.org We need to know who is coming ASAP.
Sponsors: Peace Action-Delaware Valley, Ad hoc committee for (PEAC)-Philadelphia Emergency Antiwar Conference
ENDORSERS: Peace Action-Delaware Valley, Philadelphia Regional Anti-War Network, World Can't Wait, Delaware Valley Veterans for America, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Northeast 9/11 Truth, Green Party of Vermont, MUJCA (Muslim, Jewish, Christian Alliance), Socialist Party USA, Greens at Minnesota, Green Party Pennsylvania, Coalition for Peace Action ...more to come
Phone: 413 232 7888
Phone: 215 732 9349
DECLARATION OF INTENT
Our nation is in crisis. Our Constitution has been shredded. The peace movement has run aground, and impeachment is "off the table." The war machine continues to trample the will of the people and crush any opposition in its murderous drive toward global domination.
The Democratic Party has betrayed its mandate to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, exposing the two-party system for the elite corporate tool it is.
We no longer have a free press. Our major media are owned and controlled by the same few corporations that manufacture arms and feed off billion-dollar contracts handed to them by Bush appointees.
Where are the checks and balances?
Where is Government by the People?
Where is the public outrage?
It's time to demand truth and accountability from our elected representatives. It's time to insist that they answer to the people, not corporate lobbyists or well-funded ideological fanatics.
It's time to eliminate election fraud and ensure that the sanctity of the voting process is never again compromised.
It's time to bring our troops home and stop funding pre-emptive wars of aggression.
It's time to resist the curtailment of our civil liberties based on color-coded fear, and to reclaim the rights guaranteed by our Constitution.
It's time to impeach the President and Vice President, based on overwhelming evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors.
It's time to challenge the official account of 9/11 as scientifically and logically implausible, and to demand a new, fully independent investigation of the foundational event for the war on terror, that if exposed, would awaken Americans out of a collective trance of complacency and fear.
It's time to examine the historical, political, social, and psychological roots of September 11—and all false flag terrorism—repeatedly invoked to justify an endless war on terror and virtual dictatorship by the Executive Branch.
We call on all activists and concerned citizens across America to come to Philadelphia on July 4th and present a united front to reclaim our Government.
We invite groups and individuals from the peace, impeachment, anti- globalization, labor, 9/11 truth, civil liberties, civil rights, fair elections, and other movements, along with persons of good will from all walks of life.
We welcome progressives, leftists, libertarians, conservatives, anti-fascists, independents... .. Join us!
This is the time for action, not apathy; for union, not division.
This is the start of the Second American Revolution. A new beginning for hope on the planet.
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