Waco Friends of Peace/Climate 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.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Million Musician"s March, Austin, March 20, 2010



















IRAQ INVASION, 7TH ANNIVERSARY.

April 2010 Progressive Film Selection


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Title: "Food, Inc."
Genre: Documentary.
Date: April 8, 2010, Thursday.
Time: 6pm pizza buffet and discussion.
6:30 film and discussion.
Venue: Poppa Rollo's Pizza Mtg. Rm.
703 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco
Moderator: Kay Lucas, past director, Crawford Peace House.
Rating: PG
Run Time: 91 minutes.
Release Date: 2008.
Audience: All Welcome.
Fee: Film and Pizza Free.
Donations welcome.

"Food, Inc." lifts the veil on our nation's food industry, exposing how our nation's food supply is controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of the American farmer, the safety of workers and our own environment." Food, Inc." reveals surprising- and often shocking truths--about what we eat, how its produced and who we have become as a nation.

"One of the year's most important films."--San Francisco Examiner
"It might change your life."--O, The Oprah Magazine.
"Doing for eating what former VP Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth did for
global warming."--The Kansas City Star.

PLEASE JOIN US AT CENTRAL TEXAS'UNIQUE FORUM FOR PROGRESSIVE THOUGHT AND ACTION!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Iraq Invasion 7th Anniversary Protest in Waco













The 7th Anniversary of the Iraq invasion and the Congressional vote on health care
reform almost coincided. Therefore, the FOP tied the two issues together in our Waco
actions around the time of the March 19th invasion. The PRESS RELEASE helps to
summarize our strategy for this action:


PRESS ADVISORY.
For immediate release.
March 17, 2010.

WACO, TX.---The Waco Friends of Peace will sponsor a protest of the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan on the 7th Anniversary
of the Iraq war, Thursday, March 18, 2010. Occupations of Arab countries do not make us safer, but increase Muslim hatred of
the U.S. and help recruit new terrorists. Most Middle East experts agree that their is no military solution to the problems in
Afghanistan. We will ultimately squander $2 trillion on the Iraq war at a time when our economy is in a horrendous condition and the money is desperately needed for domestic problems, especially universal health care. We call for a true complete withdrawal from Iraq, including all mercenaries and the closure of all military bases. We call for an exit strategy from Afghanistan, immediate beginning of troop withdrawal, halt of offensive operations including drone attacks, and the beginning of talks to promote regional security and reconciliation between Afghanistan and its neighbors. The money saved by ending these occupations should be used to help pay for the health care reform bill.
The Friends of Peace will visit Representative Chet Edwards' office at 3:30pm to protest his support of these wars. And in protest of his stated opposition to health care reform we will present a book containing images of 45,000 tombstones. A recent study from Harvard Medical School found that there are 45,000 excess deaths of Americans annually because they lack medical insurance. In an affluent civilized country, this is simply not acceptable.
The Friends of Peace will protest the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan from 4:00pm until 6:30pm at the corner of Valley Mills
Drive and Waco Drive with the message: HEALTH CARE NOT WARFARE and WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER.


CHET EDWARDS' OFFICE.
Two of us made our presentation at Mr. Edwards's office with two major points.
First, we absolutely object to his continued votes to fund all military occupations.
Second, we are shocked and dismayed by his announcement that he will vote against the
health care reform bill. In stark terms: Mr. Edwards always can find $$ for bombs, but he simply can not find the $$ to care for our citizens' health, a basic human right. Harrison Ward did amazing work on the book of tombstones seen in the images below. The Friends of Peace are indebted to him for his brilliant creativity.




Monday, March 08, 2010

PROGRESSIVE FILM SERIES-MARCH 2010


TITLE: "Outrage-A searing expose of the secret lives of closeted gay politicians."
GENRE: Documentary.
DATE: Thursday, March 11, 2010.
TIME: Pizza buffet and announcements 6p.m.
Film and discussion 6:30p.m.
VENUE: Poppa Rollo's Pizza westend meeting room, 703 N. Valley Mills Drive, Waco.
FEE: ALL FREE.
RATING: R for some language and sexual references.
RUN TIME: 89 minutes.

Boldly revealing the hidden lives of some of the United States' most powerful
policymakers, OUTRAGE takes a comprehensive look at the harm they've inflicted on millions of Americans, and examines the media's complicity in keeping their secrets.
OUTRAGE probes deeply into the psychology of this double lifestyle, the ethics of outing closeted politicians, the double standard that the media upholds in its coverage of the sex lives of gay public figures, and much more.

"Powerful, essential viewing"--SanFrancisco Chronicle.
"Riveting and Provocative"--Philadelphia Inquirer.
"Powerful. A Significant film."--Los Angeles Times.