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"Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor
George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his
final act of office.

One of the most important votes of 2003 will be cast not in Congress or
in voting booths across the country but at the Federal Communications
Commission.

The Iraqi-American writer and Brandeis professor Kanan Makiya is
nowadays considered by many in the United States to be the Iraqi
dissident par excellence.

A deeply disturbing development that has been buried under the debris of
war talk is the fact that since 1998, in a major historical reversal,
most of the deaths and injuries from terrorism hav

Because they pay too much in taxes--
To feed the poor and fight the axis--
The rich are truly discommoded.
It spoils the fun of being loaded.

I asked Fatima, a mother with nine children, all living with her husband
and her sister in three rooms, "How are you preparing for the war?" She
replies, "Oh, there is not much we can do.

NAOMI KLEIN ON BOARD

Since the bottom line here is terrible physical pain, let's start with
someone who has spent most of her life in that condition. There are
millions like her. Patricia C.

"Ask for a lawyer immediately upon your arrest," reads the little
informational card the ACLU hands out to citizens.

Kyoto was just a start for Bush.

3/13/01
Abandons pledge to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

3/28/01
Rejects Kyoto Protocol.

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's
rights.

A continuation of the current situation will undermine Israeli
democracy.

When the new intifada erupted, the mainstream Israeli peace movement was
deeply shaken.

1. Which of the following statements is true?
A: George W. Bush has been arrested four times.
B: George W. Bush is the first President with an MBA.

Given the number of prematurely world-weary young men and women who
followed the lure of easy money, cheap alcohol and even cheaper sex to
the geopolitical discount bins of the former Soviet Un

The summer before 14-year-old Trent Lott entered all-white Pascagoula
High School in Mississippi, a 14-year-old black boy from Chicago named
Emmett Till convinced his mother to let him go down

In the new film version of The Quiet American, a photographer
races into a plaza in downtown Saigon, rather puzzling jaded British
reporter Thomas Fowler (Michael Caine).

The hive is for where
the honey was.
Was findable there,

then not.
Sometimes, I think I dreamed it,
or I am saying it like a thing

As the troop buildup continues, the antiwar movement has gone from emerging to here. Ruth Rosen was particularly optimistic in an op-ed in yesterday's San Francisco Chronicle. The surge of organizing is remarkable given that war has not yet begun, nor it is absolutely certain that it will. There are marches, teach-ins and protests being feverishly planned, including what will likely be a big one scheduled for DC this Saturday. As Esther Kaplan said in a recent Nation article, the strength of the opposition is not its unity, but its variety, as a raft of groups with different politics employ a diversity of tactics.

United For Peace has been a pivotal center of organizing since its founding late last year. An ecumenical network of coalitions, the UFP site is the best place to see the wide pantheon of upcoming antiwar protests. And organizers everywhere are invited to post info on their particular projects and events. A related campaign, Cities For Peace, was recently successful in convincing its 34th US city council to adopt a resolution against an invasion of Iraq.

A rapidly growing network working to convince civic bodies to pass antiwar resolutions, Cities For Peace is a collection of educators, activists and community, religious and business leaders, all united in their joint opposition to Bush's call for war. Local resolutions, of course, have no role in shaping Federal policy, but they are significant in underscoring the widespread opposition to US military action against Iraq. These resolutions also serve to highlight the impact of the cost that war will have on city and state budgets and critical social services. Check out CFP and see how to launch a resolution campaign in your community.