Our PSA for this quarter…

YOUR GOVERNMENT, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is openly torturing people, and justifying it.

YOUR GOVERNMENT puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead of night.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving each day closer to a theocracy, where a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule.

YOUR GOVERNMENT suppresses the science that doesn’t fit its religious, political and economic agenda, forcing present and future generations to pay a terrible price.

YOUR GOVERNMENT is moving to deny women here, and all over the world, the right to birth control and abortion.

YOUR GOVERNMENT enforces a culture of greed, bigotry, intolerance and ignorance.

NEEDED: one million signatures to this call this summer.

This call is not a petition, but a commitment to change the course of history.

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Why I Signed the Call:

“To get womens rights back”
Tyler Keylon, California

People look at all this and think of Hitler – and they are right to do so. The Bush regime is setting out to radically remake society very quickly, in a fascist way, and for generations to come. We must act now; the future is in the balance.

Millions and millions are deeply disturbed and outraged by this. They recognize the need for a vehicle to express this outrage, yet they cannot find it; politics as usual cannot meet the enormity of the challenge, and people sense this.

There is not going to be some magical “pendulum swing.” People who steal elections and believe they’re on a “mission from God” will not go without a fight.

There is not going to be some savior from the Democratic Party. This whole idea of putting our hopes and energies into “leaders” who tell us to seek common ground with fascists and religious fanatics is proving every day to be a disaster, and actually serves to demobilize people.

But silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. That which you will not resist and mobilize to stop, you will learn – or be forced – to accept. There is no escaping it: the whole disastrous course of this Bush regime must be STOPPED. And we must take the responsibility to do it.

And there is a way. We are talking about something on a scale that can really make a huge change in this country and in the world. We need more than fighting Bush’s outrages one at a time, constantly losing ground to the whole onslaught. We must, and can, aim to create a political situation where the Bush regime’s program is repudiated, where Bush himself is driven from office, and where the whole direction he has been taking society is reversed. We, in our millions, must and can take responsibility to change the course of history.

Acting in this way, we join with and give support and heart to people all over the globe who so urgently need and want this regime to be stopped.

This will not be easy. If we speak the truth, they will try to silence us. If we act, they will try to stop us. But we speak for the majority, here and around the world, and as we get this going we are going to reach out to the people who have been so badly fooled by Bush and we are NOT going to stop.

The point is this: history is full of examples where people who had right on their side fought against tremendous odds and were victorious. And it is also full of examples of people passively hoping to wait it out, only to get swallowed up by a horror beyond what they ever imagined. The future is unwritten. WHICH ONE WE GET IS UP TO US.

Endorsers of the Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime Include:

James Abourezk, Aris Anagnos, Anti-Flag, Edward Asner, Russell Banks, Ed Begley Jr., Harry Belafonte, St. Clair Bourne, Gabriel Byrne, Margaret Cho, Ward Churchill, Kate Clinton, US Rep. John Conyers Jr., John Densmore, Jesse Díaz Jr., Ariel Dorfman, Tom Duane, Michael Eric Dyson, Steve Earle, Niles Eldredge, Daniel Ellsberg, Eve Ensler, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jane Fonda, Michael Franti, reg e. gaines, Martin Garbus, Wavy Gravy, André Gregory, Paul Haggis, Sam Hamill, Suheir Hammad, Kathleen Hanna, Stephen Hays, Merle Hoffman, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Bill T. Jones, Rickie Lee Jones, Sarah Jones, Brig. Gen. (ret) Janis Karpinski, Casey Kasem, Ron Kovic, Jonathan Kozol, Jessica Lange, Lewis Lapham, Mark Leno, Rabbi Michael Lerner, George Lois, US Rep. Cynthia McKinney, Mark Crispin Miller, Tom Morello, US Rep. Major Owens, Ozomatli, Grace Paley, Harvey Pekar, Sean Penn, Jeremy Pikser, Harold Pinter, Frances Fox Piven, Sister Helen Prejean, Michael Ratner, Boots Riley, Mark Ruffalo, US Rep. Bobby Rush, Susan Sarandon, James Schamus, Richard Serra, Rev. Al Sharpton, Cindy Sheehan, Martin Sheen, Gary Soto, Nancy Spero, Gloria Steinem, Lynne Stewart, Serj Tankian, Jonathan Tasini, Sunsara Taylor, Studs Terkel, Gore Vidal, Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Walker, Naomi Wallace, Lt. Ehren Watada, US Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Saul Williams, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Ann Wright, Howard Zinn,

and thousands more…

You can click the logo at the top of this post to go to the site for more information on this organization. I support this organization and their goals. Join us on Oct 5th.

About Dusty, hells most vocal bitch

I am a..brown Cali bitch that is quite the opinionated,political, pain-in-the-ass, in your face kinda girl that also loves baseball and music to a fault. Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.--Albert Einstein-*

Posted on August 6, 2006, in Politics. Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Sounds good to me.The post below this one about the Nat’l guard, scares the shit outta me. Thankfully most govs are fighting back about this, even some repub govs.

  2. Jeez. This one smacks of black helicopters, UFO takeovers, UN invasions because there’s thousands of UN vehicles in Texas, etc. It’s practically paranoic, IMO, but all in all, I must respect your opinion because we’re all entitled to one.Question: would you feel any different if we had a different president? What if, for example, it was John McCain instead? Is it because Bush is a Christian? The overwhelming majority of this country IS Christian thank God for that one, and thank God we’re not Islamic.I don’t think Bush has a “theocracy” in mind; he doesn’t have much longer to go. Bush is not an effective leader, IMO (and I voted for him). I also don’t think we’d be oppressed with a Christian backed government and the chances of that happening are slim to none.Comparing Bush with Hitler is unfair; but then again, the paranoia amongst Liberals is at an all-time high. Looking from your side of the fence, I guess I can see some things that would scare <>me<> if I were a Liberal, but the paranoic knee-jerk reactions from the left is a bit over the top.However, the idea of a government that backs full abortions and birth control scares ME, but then again, you and I sit on the opposite sides of the fence.If anyone reads this and they don’t follow politics or understand current events, they’d be frightened out of their wits! In all honesty, we’re okay; not much would change even with a Democrat in the WH.

  3. PS – “The overwhelming majority of this country IS Christian thank God for that one, and thank God we’re not Islamic.”Personally, I’d rather not have EITHER religion in charge, but if it came down to it, I’d choose Christianity. I believe in Christ; I just don’t follow man-made religion.

  4. To get peoples attention you have to be bold and loud annon. This group is but one of several that I have listened to and find common goals with. I do not state that I believe in everything they espouse, but the basic message I can agree and support. To take a play out of karl roves playbook is a good thing..use their own methods against them. Our government is currently attacking women’s rights, separation of church and state, homosexuals,and a host of other issues that should be personal choices. Joe and John getting married has no bearing on a Fundi’s right to believe in his god and what he says.Two men or two women affirming their relationship will not cause our country to desolve into a puddle of communist bile.Woman should have the right to choose what they do or do not do about an unwanted pregnancy. Its between her and her god.Theocracy is far different than Democracy..which do you perfer annon? We are currently making laws based on Theocratic beliefs…just ain’t right dude..even you said your a christian but not a church-going one. I would think that means you don’t want religion to set the tone for laws that are made. Laws should protect everyone, not just those that beleive in a certain god and a certain set of religious principles. I could go on..but I see your eyes glazing over 🙂

  5. Eyes not glazing over at all. I can agree with some of what you’re saying here; I just feel that abortion is immoral from striclty a human perspective – not from a religious perspective, and that’s one of the biggest conflicts of interest that most Liberals possess:Liberals support freedom and right to life, right? If they do, then why are they so pro-abortion?At the same time, we shouldn’t make laws based on religious beliefs; I agree. These laws should be based on what the PEOPLE want. The facts go against liberal ideals, because the overwhelming majority of Americans are against abortion.Hey, at least we’re not bickering back and forth like hannity & colmes here!

  6. I am pro-rights. and no one has the right to tell a woman how to deal with her body. If the morning after pill were unleashed I think this issue would become less and less important.The MAP prevents conception. To me, life begins when a fetus can sustain itself outside the womb.By sustain, I mean survive.I do not buy that the majority of americans are against abortion. That is a blanket statement annon. Show me a poll or factoid to back you up on that one.

  7. As far as abortion being immoral..that is your belief..and we should not institute laws based on personal beliefs.

  8. I agree with you on that one entirely; good point and good comeback. It left me without much to say.

  9. ..However, if the majority of the people don’t want abortion at a certain stage in the life of a fetus, then that’s the way it should be, right?

  10. Thats the way the law is written now anonn. When the fetus is considered viable, abortion can not be performed. My point about abortion is this: ITs between the woman and her conscience. Its not like someone morally opposed to abortion must avail themselves of the medical procedure if something happened and they were suddenly pregnant. many americans do oppose abortion on demand, and feel that there are only certain situations in which an abortion should be carried out. If a national referendum were carried out on abortion, the will of the people would be too. I really do not think the nation as a whole would support ending a females access to this medical procedure.

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