Waco Friends of Peace/Climate normally meets on the first Monday of the month at Poppa Rollo’s Pizza, at 703 N. Valley Mills Dr. in Waco, with a free buffet followed by a documentary film or a guest speaker.
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
November 10, 2007.
The Waco Friends of Peace condemn all forms of torture and extraordinary rendition and call on Mr. Bush to immediately end these practices. Waterboarding is a classic torture technique and undeniably violates U.S. and international law. Waterboard torture was used during the Spanish Inquisition and the Japanese were prosecuted for its use after World War II. We protest at the Bush Ranch today these abusive practices and say as Americans: “not in our name.” We call on Mr. Bush to help restore the moral authority of the U.S. by immediately ending all torture and extraordinary rendition.
Thursday, November 01, 2007
Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
Region: All Regions
Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
Number of discs: 1
Run Time: 102 minutes
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Thanks to all dedicated FOP members who helped in this action.
Friday, October 05, 2007
DOCUMENTARY: Impeachment of a President: The Constitutional Cure for Tyranny (2007).
DATE: Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007.
TIME: 6p.m. pizza buffet and announcements. 6:30 film and discussion.
PLACE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza meeting room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco. enter from outer door or from inside restaurant.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
FILM: 58 Minutes, Rating PG.
In the wake of Bush's commutation of Libby's prison sentence, talk of impeachment is gaining steam: an opinion poll says that nearly half of all Americans favor impeachment of Bush and more than half believe Cheney should be impeached as well. Bill Moyers gets perspective from constitutional scholar Bruce Fein, who wrote the first article of impeachment against Bill Clinton, and The Nation's John Nichols, author of The Genius of Impeachment: The Founder's Cure for Royalism.
In a previous film we reviewed the grounds for impeachment. This film goes a step further to discuss the philosophy, practicality and necessity of impeachment. I'm sure you will find the documentary informative and thought provoking.
Your attendance and support of this forum for progressive thought in Central Texas is greatly appreciated.
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Monday, September 03, 2007
and Rev. Yearwood, musicians, and street theatre. Pictured are crosses and the stage (solar powered), the war criminals as arrested by Code Pink officers, musician with convention center in the background, and a scene from the very thoughtfully provided children's area. During the cleanup we debated what to do with the chain of peace decorations the kids made (below). I was touched when a 4 year old offered a suggestion: "leave them there and the bad guys will see them and throw away their guns." And we can hope the Republicans and the rest of the warmakers will see US and discard their addiction to guns.
Protests continued this August when Bush was at the Crawford ranch for vacation. Carl led the way with a continuous presence at the Peace Institute and several nights sleeping in the ditch near the checkpoint. Kudos to Carl's perseverance and leadership. Kay at the Peace House as always provided wisdom, logistical support, sustenance, and shuttle service. Small groups joined Carl in the evening and other times at the checkpoint. An action led by Carl at the Billionaires for Bush fundraiser entrance garnered national news coverage and the arrest of Carl. The images here are of a protest across the street from the checkpoint on August 25. Friends of Peace members
including Boyce, Robert, and Harrison were joined by Carl, Kay,
and friends from Valley Mills and Dallas for 4 hours in the sun.
We number 6-8 at various times, but now we speak for 210
million Americans calling for an end to the occupation of Iraq.
Clearly the administration knew we were there as we were buzzed by helicopters twice. And 4 media outlets covered and reported on this action! Thanks to everyone for their hard work and effort during August. The American people have already spoken. But as long as the Congress and Bush refuse to end this illegal war, we will continue to speak out directly as voices of conscience.
"All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent."--Thomas Jefferson.
DATE: Thursday, Sept. 20 (**NOTE: date change for Sept. only**)
TIME: 6P.M. Pizza buffet and peace community announcements. 6:30 documentary and discussion.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Mtg. Room (enter from outer or inner door), 703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco.
COST: Pizza and film free.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
This is a very controversial Alex Jones film and a departure from our typically more balanced documentaries. But I think it is a very worthwhile viewing because 1)Alex Jones is very influential (in top 10 Amazon doc. films) 2) although we made not agree with him entirely I believe we should be informed about his perspective, 3)we will all find many valid and powerful points made in this work, 4) the film has great graphics, and 5) although his style is "in your face" no one can deny Alex has guts to speak out. Although I am not a conspiracy theory true believer, I found the film fascinating.
Directors: Alex Jones
Format: Color, Full Screen, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Rating : unrated (some casualty images may be inappropriate for small children).
DVD Release Date: October 31, 2006
Run Time: 113 minutes
Average Customer Review: *****
Friends of Peace respectfully invites your attendance and comments . Announcements from the peace and justice community are requested. Thanks for supporting this forum in Central Texas.
" There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people."
--Howard Zinn, historian.
Wednesday, July 25, 2007
DATE: August 9, 2007, Thursday
TIME: Pizza buffet and announcements 6p.m.
Film and discussion 6:30p.m.
VENUE: Poppa Rollos Pizza mtg. room, 703 N. Valley Mills
Drive, Waco. inside and outside entrances.
TITLE: "War Made Easy."
PRICE: Pizza and film free. donations appreciated.
RELEASE DATE: 2007.
RUN LENGTH: 71 Minutes.
RATING: unrated. some scenes of war injuries are graphic, would
be disturbing to children.
AUDIENCE: All welcome.
WAR MADE EASY:How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death.Narrated by Sean Penn
War Made Easy reaches into the Orwellian memory hole to expose a 50-year pattern of government deception and media spin that has dragged the United States into one war after another from Vietnam to Iraq. Narrated by actor and activist Sean Penn, the film exhumes remarkable archival footage of official distortion and exaggeration from LBJ to George W. Bush, revealing in stunning detail how the American news media have uncritically disseminated the pro-war messages of successive presidential administrations.
War Made Easy gives special attention to parallels between the Vietnam war and the war in Iraq. Guided by media critic Norman Solomon’s meticulous research and tough-minded analysis, the film presents disturbing examples of propaganda and media complicity from the present alongside rare footage of political leaders and leading journalists from the past, including Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Defense Secretary Robert McNamara, dissident Senator Wayne Morse, and news correspondents Walter Cronkite and Morley Safer.
Norman Solomon’s work has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as “brutally persuasive” and essential “for those who would like greater context with their bitter morning coffee.” This film now offers a chance to see that context on the screen
"Superb." -Howard Zinn.
"A tour de force." -Jay Cassidy, editor of "An Inconvenient Truth."
We respectfully request your presence. The film is very informative and you can help support a forum for progressive thought and discussion in Central Texas.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Waco Friends of Peace held a videoteleconference with U.S. District 17 Representative July 19. Congressman Edwards was very cordial and interested in our viewpoints, and he seemed sincere. I read a signed statement to him as we faxed a copy to his Washington office. He then responded and those present also stated their personal opinions and concerns. This is our second meeting with Mr. Edwards and I feel his position has moved in a positive direction since the first encounter. He DID vote a couple weeks ago FOR the House resolution for withdrawal of most U.S. troops from Iraq by April, 2008. I felt he is with us on ending the occupation. Although he may agree somewhat on the legitimate grounds for impeachment, he stated he does not feel it is a good step at this time. He was called away for a House vote and thus our meeting was cut short. I believe the teleconference was productive and worthwhile. He knows that many in District 17 support his recent vote to end the Iraq war. Our thanks to Representative Edwards for his time and concern, and to Mrs. Johnson in his Waco office for helping arrange the meeting. And many thanks to Kay, Robert, Harrison and Boyce (pictured above) for their expertise and for participating in this effort. Additional votes on this issue will come up in September and hopefully before that time. Remember the number to call Congressman's Edwards DC office is 202 224 3121. It is crucial that voices supporting an end to the occupation be heard by our Representative, especially given the nature of District 17. See text of the statement we gave to Mr. Edwards below.
The Honorable Chet Edwards
U.S. House of Representatives
July 19, 2007.
Dear Congressman Edwards,
Waco Friends of Peace members are honored to speak with you by video teleconference today. We applaud and thank you for your vote last week for the House resolution calling for withdrawal of most U.S. combat troops from Iraq by April 2008.
But this vote is just one step in the process to end the occupation of Iraq and restore the good name of our country in the world community.
When Mr. Bush vetoes legislation with a timeline for removal of U.S. troops, we call on you to stand strong against Bush this time and continue to pass legislation with a troop withdrawal deadline of April 2008.
We call on you to support complete withdrawal of American occupiers from Iraq, including contractors, mercenaries and war profiteers. No permanent U.S. military bases should remain.
We call on you to oppose the Iraqi Oil Law passage as a U.S. “benchmark” for Iraq. The bill is opposed by the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions (IFOU), and would surrender sovereignty of Iraqi oil to multinational corporations.
We call on you to help restore America’s reputation in the world as a leader in human rights by supporting legislation to end all torture, halt funding for the School of the Americas, close Guantanamo Bay prison, end all extraordinary rendition (outsourcing of torture), and restore habeas corpus and the guarantees of the Geneva Conventions to all detainees/prisoners.
We call on you to support house investigation of articles of impeachment against Bush and Cheney for the illegal occupation of Iraq, authorization of torture, warrantless surveillance, and violation of the Constitutional separation of powers. Although only 17 months remain for the Bush administration, the principles of our democracy require removal of this lawless administration. A recent American Research Group (ARG) poll found 45% of Americans favor impeachment of Bush, and 54% favor impeachment of Cheney.
The Iraq war has cost the lives of up to 1million Iraqis and 3634 U.S. soldiers, displaced 4 millions Iraqis, damaged our reputation worldwide, and cost 500 billion dollars. And the latest NIE report has again found that the war in Iraq is making us more likely to suffer a terrorist attack in the U.S.
A timetable for withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq is favored by 70% of Americans and Iraqis, and a majority of Iraq Parliament members.
Therefore, we request that you stand with 210 million Americans to end the Iraq occupation rather than with 1 President who is detached from reality and has no interest in ending this tragic war before his term is over.
Kay Lucas, Director, Crawford Texas Peace House
Boyce Vardiman, Waco Friends of Peace
Rev. Robert Flowers, Waco Friends of Peace
Harrison Ward, Waco Friends of Peace, Results
Alan Northcutt, MD, Waco Friends of Peace.
Wednesday, July 04, 2007
Venue: Poppa Rollo's Pizza, mtg. room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco,TX.
entry door from outside or inside the restaurant.
Charge: free pizza buffet, speaker, and documentary. (donations appreciated but not required).
Audience: Everyone welcome.
SPEAKER: The Reverend Thomas E. Smith, Pastor of the Monumental Baptist Church of Pittsburgh. Rev. Smith is President of Pastors for Peace (PFP). PFP will be passing through Waco on their caravan to Cuba, and we are honored to hear Rev. Smith speak about the cruelty of the U.S. embargo on that nation, and on the work PFP does to help alleviate the needs for medical supplies and other necessities.
DOCUMENTARY FILM: THE POWER OF COMMUNITY: HOW CUBA SURVIVED PEAK OIL (2006).
The story of how Cuba transitioned from large, fossil-fuel intensive farming to small, less energy-intensive organic farms and urban gardens, and from a highly industrial society to a more sustainable one.
"Everyone who is concerned about Peak Oil needs to see this film. Cuba survived an energy famine during the 1990s, and how it did so constitutes one of the most important and hopeful stories of the past few decades. It is a story not just of individual achievement, but of the collective mobilization of an entire society to meet an enormous challenge."
--Richard Heinberg, author of "The Party's Over," "Powerdown."
Please join us in this special evening; your thoughts always welcome in the discussion.
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Directors: Calvin Skaggs, David Van Taylor
Format: Black & White, Closed-captioned, Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Number of discs: 1
Studio: First Run Features
DVD Release Date: October 25, 2005
Run Time: 101 minutes
Thursday, March 29, 2007
In the early 1990’s, a killer stalked New York City. This killer was no stranger to the city, but with the help of an especially savage first cousin, the killer this time eluded arrest for several years. The killer was an especially potent and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.
March 24th is World TB Day. The leading killer of persons with HIV-AIDS, tuberculosis kills 2 million people annually, mostly in the poorest nations. Even more are orphaned in the grasp of this deadly but curable disease. As the outbreak in New York demonstrated, until this disease is eradicated worldwide, more drug resistant strains will continue to surface even in industrialized nations.
It is essential for Congress to fully fund the U.S. fair share of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria for 2008. I also urge Congressman Edwards and Senators Hutchison and Cornyn to sign on to the Stop TB Now Act of 2007. If fully funded, these initiatives can cut the number of TB deaths in half by 2015 and eliminate the disease by 2050.
As one of the wealthiest nations on earth, we have the resources to stop this global killer. Let’s hope that our leaders also have the will to do so.
Letter published recently in the Waco Tribune-Herald in conjunction with Gail's work on the Results project, an international humanitarian group. Gail is a longtime, loyal member of Waco Friends of Peace.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Tagline: In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline...........Ten years later, these cars were destroyed.
Plot Outline A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
Plot Synopsis: With gasoline prices approaching $4/gallon, fossil fuel shortages, unrest in oil producing regions around the globe and mainstream consumer adoption and adoption of the hybrid electric car (more than 140,000 Prius' sold this year), this story couldn't be more relevant or important. The foremost goal in making this movie is to educate and enlighten audiences with the story of this car, its place in history and in the larger story of our car culture and how it enables our continuing addiction to foreign oil. This is an important film with an important message that not only calls to task the officials who squelched the Zero Emission Vehicle mandate, but all of the other accomplices, government, the car companies, Big Oil, even Eco-darling Hydrogen as well as consumers, who turned their backs on the car and embrace embracing instead the SUV. Our documentary investigates the death and resurrection of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in our country's future; issues which affect everyone from progressive liberals to the neo-conservative right.
Friday, March 16, 2007
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
TIME: 6p.m. free pizza buffet and announcements (seating limited, come early).
6:30p.m. film and discussion.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza mtg. room (enter from outside at front or from inside). 703 North
Valley Mills Dr., Waco.
WHO: all welcome.
PRICE: free (donations appreciated).
LENGTH: 96 minutes.
WHY: Waco premier of this outstanding documentary, just released.
The U.S. vs John Lennon is the compelling and provocative story of John Lennon's evolution from beloved Beatle to outspoken artist and activist to iconic inspiration for peace, and how, in the midst of one of the most tumultuous times in American history, Lennon stood his ground, refused to be silenced and courageously won his battle with the U.S. Government.
An inspiring story from the Vietnam era, with amazing parallels to today.
"Smart and deeply affecting."-Ann Hornaday, Washington Post.
"Gripping and moving."-John Payne, LA Weekly.
"Of all the documentaries that have been made about John, this is the one he would have loved."-Yoko Ono Lennon.
your attendance is respectfully requested and greatly appreciated to support a forum for progressive thought in central texas. you will not be disappointed with this film....you will be inspired to continue the struggle.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
In January, 2007 we staged a protest at Mr. Edwards office outside, then entered the office and requested a video conference with the Congressman. We were told he was not available but that a meeting would be arranged (see details in blog below). By February nothing had happened. Thus on February 13 we repeated the action and stated we would just wait in the office until Mr. Edwards could give us a couple minutes of his time. After some discussion we were given a live appointment with the Congressman for February 20 in Waco.
Three of us met with Mr. Edwards and some of his staff members for 45 minutes. We thanked him for voting FOR the nonbinding resolution opposing the Bush escalation of the Iraq War and strongly urged him to vote AGAINST Mr. Bush's next supplemental funding bill to prolong the war. We found Mr. Edwards very informed, intelligent, and open to our ideas. It is not clear how he will vote however. And of this writing, the Democrats are working on various pieces of legislation to help bring the US troops home. I am concerned that the Democrats may not have the guts to take the needed steps to end this illegal war. We will keep in touch with the Congressman with our requests that he vote for steps to rapidly bring the US troops home.
Your calls to his office at this crucial juncture will be very helpful: 202-224-3121.
Our many thanks to Congressman Edwards for his time and consideration, and to his staff for their hospitality and help.
(On a positive note, a group of 20 staged a protest at Mr. Edwards' College Station office on Feb. 22. They presented many letters urging an end to the US occupation. Great! Two protests in one week, right in the heart of "BushCountry." For details: www.skiscoldwaterflat.blogspot.com )
“Sometimes, to be silent is to lie.” –Miguel de Unamuno
The National Mall in Washington, D.C. was filled Jan. 27th with ordinary citizens, peace activists, Congresspeople, military personnel, labor leaders, children, actors, and actresses. The hundreds of thousands overflowed from the Mall and it seemed the unified voices for peace and nonviolence would permeate the surrounding edifices of governmental power. And yet I remembered how easily most members of Congress and citizens were duped into supporting military action against Iraq while attempts at nonviolent conflict resolution were still ongoing. I reflected on those factors that underlie our country’s addiction to war:
The military-industrial complex is still alive and well, demonstrating tremendous power in the halls of Congress. Yes, war is more profitable than peace for some—just ask Halliburton, Bechtel, Blackwater or George David, the CEO of United Technologies (Black Hawk helicopters), who was paid $88.3 million in 2004.
Excessive nationalism and our demand to power our Hummers and other conveniences often convince us that we have an innate right to all the world’s resources. Thus to many, invading countries such as Iraq in order to control their oil is justified, and their injured civilians are acceptable “collateral damage.”
Many Americans espouse a religious tradition which can condemns millions of people in the world to an eternity of suffering because they call their supreme being by a different name. Hence we refuse to negotiate with their “evil” governments, preferring bombs for the nonbelievers, and we tolerate torture. Americans barely noticed the Lancet report of the excess deaths of 650,000 Iraqis since March 2003.
The U.S. continues to allow state killing of humans through the death penalty. (Japan and S. Korea are the only other developed democracies permitting capital punishment.). This action reinforces the mindset that killing is an acceptable way of dealing with human problems.
American entertainment in which watching the death of numerous people (body count films) is considered enjoyable must reflect a distorted sense of pleasure and a lessened value of human life. Most popular video games provide a vicarious thrill of killing, and many portray war as sport. Under the influence of our culture, a 4 year old child tragically described to me a video game “head shot.”
Finally, the media is vitally important as our provider of reality beyond our immediate personal experience. But the corporate media is often owned by companies that profit from war, and usually functions as cheerleaders for those profiting from military conflict. Thus, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) found that shortly before the Iraq invasion less than 1% of “experts” appearing on major network news shows were antiwar activists. And once the war started, the media adopted the government propaganda in its language (“Operation Iraqi Freedom”) and used attractive video game-like graphics and rousing music to support military adventures. So “Shock and Awe” consisted of beautiful images of bombs lighting up the Baghdad night, rather than the image of an Iraqi parent holding the mutilated body of his child. War became entertainment.
Yet with all these influences opposing peace, as the massive march encircled the Congress we felt hopeful that the members inside would hear our voices and the voices of a majority of Americans and take decisive action to end the occupation of Iraq. And we were hopeful that Iraq would be the last Vietnam.
Written by Alan Northcutt. Edited and published by the Waco Tribune Herald, February 10, 2007.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
The "I" word has now been spoken publicly and clearly in Waco. The Impeachment billboard went up February 1, 2007 on Waco Drive. As you drive South toward Waco proper (away from Bellmead) just before the river, you will see the billboard in a large field on your left. The background is actually bright yellow, although it looks green in the photograph. It is unclear at this time if impeachment will occur, and certainly ending the Iraq War is the first priority. But as a matter of principle and assertion of 1st amendment rights, this statement needs to be made in Waco, particularly when local infatuation with Bush persists, and the desire for tourist dollars (Bush library) has overpowered any honest evaluation of the horrendous Bush legacy. Grounds for impeachment include: 1)violation of US and international law by the invasion of Iraq, 2) violation of US law by warrantless electronic eavesdropping, 3) violation of US and international law by authorizing torture, 4) and violation of the principles of separation of powers with over 700 presidential "signing statements." Want to take action? Contact your congressman thru the D.C. switchboard 202 224 3121. Or sign our online petition by going to the August archive in this website. SILENCE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION.
Thursday, February 01, 2007
images from United for Peace and Justice Rally and March, Washington, D.C., Jan. 27, 2007.
TITLE: "January 27, 2007 March on Washington: 500,000 Voices Against the Iraq Occupation."
DATE: Thursday, February 8, 2007.
TIME: Free Pizza Buffet 6p.m., Film and discussion 6:30p.m.
PLACE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Meeting Room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive.
COST: Free to public; seating limited; donations appreciated.
The news/documentary was produced by Democracy Now and is 1 hour in length. This documentary takes you beyond the 15 second sound bites of the corporate media, and places you in the middle of the massive rally and march which just happened. Experience the crowds, signs, messages, and speeches. Speakers included Rep. Maxine Waters, Bob Watada, Rev. Jesse Jackson, labor leaders, Iraq war veterans, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Jane Fonda, Sean Penn, CodePink leaders, and Tim Robbins. Those who attended the event or other peace rallies will find this energizing. Those who have never attended a rally or are undecided about the Iraq war will find the film informative.
Time will be available after the film for discussion, including comments by individuals who were fortunate to have had the opportunity to attend the march. The discussion will include information about what steps we can all take in the Waco area to help end the occupation.
This is a crucial time, with the Congress currently debating resolutions to help end the war.
Please make your opinion known. You can call the Congressional switchboard and ask for the office of your Senator or Representative: 202-224-3121.
We will be honored by your attendance at this unique film event. Note: as announced in January, the 2nd Thursday is our regular film/forum night for 2007. Thank you.
As one speaker stated at the rally: "SILENCE IS NO LONGER AN OPTION."
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
After the protest at Chet Edwards office on Jan 12th, we sustained the momentum on Jan 21st with another live freeway blog at the I 35 pedestrian overpass. Onward to D.C. on Jan 27! On the freeway our messages were: "Chet--no more troops or $$." and "Honk for impeachment."
Thanks to the half a dozen dedicated activists who spent 2-3 hours spreading the word. An estimated 27,000 travelers read our messages.
However, we had 3 challenges to our presence and voices that day. A group of college students asked what did we expect to accomplish--suggesting silence and apathy were the more patriotic approaches. They were very gung-ho about the Iraq war--until we asked them why they were not serving in Iraq. Suddenly, they denied being such fervent supporters of the occupation. Next, 2 aggressive young men asked how dare we protest at a time of war. When I quietly asked about the First Amendment rights we are reportedly defending by invading Iraq--the response was profanity and the ripping of one of our banners. Finally, a local citizen did not agree with our message and summoned the police. We were told that we could not be there with our banners. We held our ground and insisted to see the actual law or regulation that prevented our presence there. Eventually a supervisor arrived and admitted in fact that the law only prevented tying signs to the overpass. Thus we stayed and plan to return.
We observed it's not necessary to travel to Iraq to defend our American rights--we must struggle right here in Waco to preserve them.
Friday, January 19, 2007
Local members of Friends of Peace, Crawford Peace House and Veterans for Peace will attend the massive march on Washington Saturday Jan 27. Activist workshops will be held on the 28th and meetings with Congressmen on the 29th. Many peace activists from Dallas and Austin are expected to attend. We had a great start with the action at Chet Edwards office on Jan 12th and plan to build the momentum with a street protest on Jan 21th. Every possible attempt will be made to meet with Mr. Edwards in D.C. We will urge him to vote for the House "Bring the Troops Home Now Bill". For more information: www.unitedforpeace.org