The Friends of Peace meet monthly, the third Tuesday of the month, 6 pm, at Poppo Rollo's Pizza
Westbank Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco, 76710. Free presentation and pizza/salad buffet.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Why We Fight - Aug. 10


Friends of Peace will present the Waco premiere of Why We Fight, a documentary feature about the American war machine. Unforgettable personal stories are woven with commentary by a "who's who" of military and beltway insiders. Featuring John McCain, Gore Vidal, William Kristol, Chalmers Johnson, Richard Perle and others, this important film launches a bipartisan inquiry into the workings of the military industrial complex and the rise of the American Empire.

Inspired by President Dwight Eisenhower's legendary farewell speech (in which he coined the phrase "military industrial complex"), filmmaker Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of Henry Kissinger) surveys the scorched landscape of a half-century's military adventures, asking how – and telling why – a nation of, by, and for the people has become the savings-and-loan of a system whose survival depends on a state of constant war.

The film moves beyond the headlines of various American military operations to the deeper questions of why – why does America fight? What are the forces – political, economic, ideological – that drive us to fight against an ever-changing enemy?

And leaves the viewer with a haunting fact:“It is nowhere written that the American empire goes on forever.”

The film will be followed by a brief discusison period.

event flyerWhen: Thursday, Aug. 10 , 6pm
Where: Poppa Rollo's Pizza, 703 N. Valley Mills Dr., side room (accessible from front entrance)

Free and open to the public; food orders optional.

For more info: 254.744.1682.

Feel free to save, print, post and distribute our flyer for this event -- click here or on the image for the full size pdf document.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Protest Bush library, July 19

(We have our first meeting at Poppo Rollos on July 17 -- special film and discussion on impeachment. But earlier that day, we have to say no to this crazy idea of getting the Bush library here!)

WHEN: PROTEST AT BUSH LIBRARY MTG.
WHEN: WED. JULY 19TH, 11:15A.M-12:30P.M.
WHERE: OUTSIDE THE BRAZOS BELLE REST. ON BRAZOS RIVER

REASON: This is a mtg. to "better prepare Waco to be the site of the Bush Library." We do not favor a monument to a President who started a war in violation of international and US law, authorized torture, illegally spied on US citizens, and attempted to dismantle the separation of powers. Although the library would bring $$ to Waco, we feel money should not blind us to the acts of this criminal president.

Remember that we have no beef with the speaker Dr. Betty Flowers, rather with the concept of the Bush library.

NO WAR CRIMES LIBRARY
TORTURE IS NOT A WACO VALUE
NO MONUMENT TO TORTURE
IMPEACHMENT YES, MONUMENT NO.

DIRECTIONS: From I-35 heading North or South, take the University Parks exit. If heading North, go thru the light at Univ. Parks, continue straight a short distance, the access road then curves under the freeway. As you reach the other side of freeway you will immediately see the parking lot of Brazos Belle adjacent to access road, enter the parking lot. If heading south on I-35, after exiting, take a left at light (Univ. Parks), cross under freeway, take another left at next light, then follow access road as it curves under freeway, will see Brazos Belle on your right. If coming from downtown on Univ. Parks follow the directions just stated from I-35 south approach.

LOCATION: There are two entrances to the parking lot for the Brazos Belle. Near those within 10 feet of streets should be fine. Also, some apparent city park green zones adjacent to the entrance to the boat should be public areas.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Waco Teach-in: How to Impeach the President

A national teach-in about the Center for Constitutional Rights’ ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH comes to Waco on Wednesday, July 19 as part of a nationwide effort to educate citizens about the case for impeachment. Teach-ins are being held in cities across the country beginning July 19th.

The Teach-In will feature a screening of How to Impeach a President, a documentary short featuring the attorneys of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR). The documentary is based on the CCR’s book Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush. A discussion will follow about impeachment, why it’s important and what’s at stake for the citizens of Waco and the country.

The Center for Constitutional Rights was founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights demonstrators in the South. CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

In March of 2005, CCR published the book Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush – the legal argument for impeachment in a clear, concise, and objective discussion. In four separate articles of impeachment, detailing four separate charges –warrantless surveillance, misleading Congress on the reasons for the Iraq war, violating laws against torture, and subverting the Constitution’s separation of powers – CCR makes the case for impeachment exactly as it would be presented by the House of Representatives to the U.S. Senate.

ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST GEORGE W. BUSH: A National Teach-In is sponsored by Melville House Publishing and The Center for Constitutional Rights. The Waco area event is hosted by Friends of Peace (www.friendsofpeace.org).

This Waco area Articles of Impeachment Against George W. Bush Teach-In will take place on Wednesday, July 19th at 6:00pm at Poppo Rollo's Pizza, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive (in meeting room, entrance from inside or right side doors of front porch). The media is also welcome to attend. Please visit www.articlesofimpeachment.net to RSVP.