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Sunday, August 07, 2005

Journey for Justice: March on Washington August 13
Journey for Justice

August 13, 2005, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM; Lafayette Park, Washington, DC, sponsored by Family Members and Friends of People Incarcerated . The Journey for Justice has been endorsed by national drug reform organizations, including DRCNet, Drug Policy Alliance, Harm Reduction Coalition, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, The November Coalition, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the US Marijuana Party and the Women's Organization for Drug Prohibition Reform, and many other organizations. Also 'sister rallies' in other cities for those who can't make it to DC.

Angry mom of a fallen U.S. soldier snubbed by Bush
My Way News

"The angry mother of a fallen U.S. soldier staged a protest near President Bush's ranch Saturday, demanding an accounting from Bush of how he has conducted the war in Iraq. Supported by more than 50 demonstrators who chanted, "W. killed her son!" Cindy Sheehan told reporters: "I want to ask the president, 'Why did you kill my son? What did my son die for?'" Sheehan, 48, didn't get to see Bush, but did talk about 45 minutes with national security adviser Steve Hadley and deputy White House chief of staff Joe Hagin, who went out to hear her concerns. Appreciative of their attention, yet undaunted, Sheehan said she planned to continue her roadside vigil, except for a few breaks, until she gets to talk to Bush. Her son, Casey, 24, was killed in Sadr City, Iraq, on April 4, 2004. He was an Army specialist, a Humvee mechanic." (08/06/05)


America must find its outrage
Toledo Blade
by Marilou Johanek

"One of the great mysteries of the Bush War in Iraq has been the incredible acquiescence of the American people to the unfolding tragedy. There is a seemingly passive acceptance of the conflict-without-end. Some have called the unquestioning silent assent obscene.It is surely that and more. Where, in God's name, is the outrage? Where are the protests in the streets against a government that has lied to its citizens and taken them for everything they hold dear? Some say a massive public revolt is missing in action because the country as a whole doesn't feel the pain of war yet. While many may be unsettled about the regular litany of deaths and bombings coming from Iraq, it's simply not personal yet. Certainly it's tragic when a U.S. soldier dies over there but chances are it's nobody you knew." (08/07/05)


Bush spectacle at Scout jamboree had little to do with reality
Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star
by Rick Mercier

"Somebody please tell me I'm not the only one who saw the coverage of the Boy Scout Jamboree arena show Sunday night and thought: Yikes, that's a bit too much like some of the scary weirdness that torments me in my sleep.
I mean, isn't there something nightmarish about our misleader swooping down on a steaming pit of testosterone and sweat and whipping a throng of brown-shirted youths into a nationalistic frenzy? And what's not surreal about the author of an unnecessary, costly, and wholly counterproductive war claiming that his policies are "laying the foundations of peace for decades to come"? But President Bush's appearance at the jamboree was more than just a bad dream. It was one of those grandiose expressions of state power that, at least briefly, transforms a bumbling and dishonest politician into protector of all that is good and true in the fatherland." (08/07/05)


Man Executed in Ala. for 1993 Slaying
Wasington Post

"An anti-government extremist was executed Thursday for the 1993 shooting death of a police officer who was gunned down as he approached the man's car. George Sibley Jr. nodded to relatives, stared at his victim's family and gave a final statement of defiance before he was put to death. Sibley, 62, was convicted of capital murder for the slaying of police officer Roger Motley. Sibley's common-law wife, Lynda Lyon Block, 54, was executed in 2002 for her role in Motley's death. The officer was gunned down in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Opelika when he approached the couple's car. A passer-by had said a child in the vehicle had been asking for help." [Editor's note: See and for background on this sad case. -MLS] (08/04/05)


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