We're Sitting in at House Judiciary Committee Right Now

A dozen of us have begun a sit-in at the House Judiciary Committee office. Come join us at Rayburn 2138. Leslie Angeline and Ellen Taylor of Code Pink are the leaders here. Laurel Jensen is here, and Michael Heaney, Thalia Doukas, Darryl Love, Ed Dickau, Michael Beer, Jes Richardson, Mike Marceau, Dan... People are joining us every few minutes. We're sitting around in the main room of the office. We have two video cameras going, and we're discussing...

Building a New World Conference: Join Us in Radford, VA

Learn more and sign up here:
http://www.wpaconference.org

May 22-25, 2008 Radford University, Radford, Virginia

Speakers include:

Cindy Sheehan (writer and activist; anti-war leader known as the "Peace Mom")

Iraq Veteran to Speak Live and Take Your Questions Tonight 8-9 pm ET

Former Marine Corps Sergeant Adam Kokesh served in a Civil Affairs Group in Iraq’s Western Anbar Province from February to September 2004. Since his return from Iraq, Kokesh has become a leading activist with Iraq Veterans Against the War. He was arrested for disrupting General Patreaus’ testimony before Congress last September. He will discuss what he did and saw in Iraq and why he is working to end the occupation. Listen live and call in with your questions tonight 8-9 pm ET: http://thepeoplespeakradio.net

Pelosi Preparing to Refuse Iraq Funding

Let's not get ahead of ourselves, and let's remain vigilant and increase the pressure, but this change in policy from Speaker Pelosi is the most encouraging thing I've seen in many months.

Successes Sneaking Up on Us

By David Swanson

Were you aware that...?

A coffee cooperative in Minnesota makes money by creating fair trade and cutting out corporate middlemen.

Family farmers in Vermont survive and prosper by going organic and cooperative.

Building a New World

The first international conference of the World Prout Assembly, entitled, "Building a New World," committed to ending imperialist wars and affirming models of cooperative, community-based economies and political activism, will be held May 22-25 at Radford University, Radford, Virginia.

You're Two

Dear Wesley,

You're two today and you're napping. If you're dreaming, they're probably happy dreams. You're almost always happy awake. Whatever your worst dreams are, they're probably not worse than what I fear may become of this world and your future in it. You've spent your first two years and the nine months before that in a loving family in a beautiful town in a very wealthy country that has shared a little of that wealth with us, though not with everyone.

Donna Edwards Moves Right, Falls into Line

By David Swanson

Donna Edwards worked wonders by nearly beating Al Wynn in a Maryland congressional primary in 2006 and threatening to run again. Wynn had been one of the worst members of Congress and became one of the best. He transformed from a defender of loan sharks to a defender of the little guy. He shifted from backing the invasion and occupation of Iraq to opposing it and attending peace rallies. He was the first to sign onto Congressman Kucinich's articles of impeachment against Cheney.

Using People's Lives to Win (or Lose) Elections

By David Swanson

How would you like to vote for a political party that sacrifices hundreds of thousands of lives to win elections? Yeah, neither would I. So, how can they be so sure they will win elections?