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5/25/06 10:05 pm - ladyamedeus - Buy my stuff!

I'm in the process of consolidating and paying off my credit card debt. That said, I've opened an eBay store to sell a lot of my crap, especially books. PLEASE check it out and--if you find something appealing--spend money! It's for a good cause, I promise.

Eve Sells ALL

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3/31/06 08:24 pm - peak_in_darien

Hi all,

Love peace? Love John Lennon and Yoko Ono?

Come and join johnandyoko.

All we are saying,
Is give peace a chance.

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11/28/05 11:35 am - krazyewik - The Fallujah Massacre.... So this is democracy?

Here is a documentary showing the use of chemical weapons against Iraqi's and insurgents, indiscriminately. http://www.rainews24.rai.it/ran24/inchiesta/en/body.asp That is the link to the news broadcast; it is a 30 min video. (Warning: Images in film are graphic)

My question is, why does the US feel it is above all in the world yet we condemn others for thee same actions we do? How can the US policy, actions, and political motives be changed? All revolutions throughout history have been started by the few, small, educated and some not, and by the youth. I personally think if things are not changed, the US will not be in such a good position anymore.

Therefore, for those who read, listen, and watch this film. Spread it, tell it, and show all of what you know. It must be stopped.

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=05/11/08/1516227 That is where I first got the link.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,12271,1642989,00.html Here is a news article.

10/8/05 11:25 pm - krazyewik - Peace in mind, heart and thus the world.

I found this on Belief.net Really cool site.

http://belief.net/index/index_1031.html

Just read it then click the link.

Everything starts with one step.

9/6/05 09:58 pm - desdemona47 - Jewelry fundraiser for Katrina Victims

My school is collecting money and a local business is matching our donations-up to $200,000. I'd like to see us make that much-just think, that's $400,000 for the people who really need it. I don't have a lot of money, though, so I was thinking about selling homemade seed beed bracelets to anyone in exchange for donations. It'll probably cost me about $3-4 dollars for materials/shipping, so any donations $5 or above would be good. Because of the matching, say you give me $7 for a bracelet, it costs $2 to ship, that means I donate $5 to the school, and then it's matched, so Katrina Victims get $10. Anyone interested?

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Sorry if this is out of order to post. I just wanted to get the word out.

Cross-posted as much as possible.

8/19/05 01:28 am - mybreathoflife

I'd like some more friends seeing you can never have enough... :) Add  me

      "The answer is never the answer. What's really interesting is the mystery. If you seek the mystery instead of the answer, you'll always be seeking. I've never seen anybody really find the answer -- they think they have, so they stop thinking. But the job is to seek mystery, evoke mystery, plant a garden in which strange plants grow and mysteries bloom. The need for mystery is greater than the need for an answer." - Ken Casey

7/8/05 08:50 pm - vireoibis - FROM IRAQ TO THE G8: THE POLITE CRUSHING OF DISSENT AND TRUTH

FROM IRAQ TO THE G8: THE POLITE CRUSHING OF DISSENT AND TRUTH
John Pilger

Over the past two weeks, the contrast between two related "global" events has been salutary. The first was the World Tribunal on Iraq held in Istanbul; the second the G8 meeting in Scotland and the Make Poverty History campaign. Reading the papers and watching television in Britain, you would know nothing about the Istanbul meetings, which produced the most searing evidence to date of the greatest political scandal of modern times: the attack on a defenceless Iraq by America and Britain.

The tribunal is a serious international public inquiry into the invasion and occupation, the kind governments dare not hold. "We are here," said the author Arundathi Roy in Istanbul, "to examine a vast spectrum of evidence (about the war) that has been deliberately marginalised and suppressed, its legality, the role of international institutions and major corporations in the occupation, the role of the media, the impact of weapons such as depleted uranium munitions, napalm, and cluster bombs, the use and legitimising of torture . . . This tribunal is an attempt to correct the record: to document the history of the war not from the point of view of the victors but of the temporarily anguished."

"Temporarily anguished" implies that, even faced with such rampant power, the Iraqi people will recover. You certainly need this sense of hope when reading the eyewitness testimonies which demonstrate, as Roy pointed out, "that even those of us who have tried to follow the war closely are not aware of a fraction of the horrors that have been unleashed in Iraq."

The most shocking testimony was given by Dahr Jamail. Unless you read the internet, you will not know who Dhar Jamail is. He is not an amusing Baghdad blogger. For me, he is the finest reporter working in Iraq. With the exception of Robert Fisk, Patrick Cockburn and several others, mostly freelancers, he shames the flak-jacketed, cliché crunching camp followers known as "embeds". A Lebanese with American citizenship, Jamail has been almost everywhere the camp followers have not. He has reported from the besieged city of Fallujah, whose destruction and atrocities have been suppressed by western broadcasters, notably by the BBC. (See www.medialens. org/ alerts).

In Istanbul, Jamail bore his independent reporter's witness to the thousands of Iraqis tortured in Abu Ghraib and other American prisons. His account of what happened to a civil servant in Baghdad was typical. This man, Ali Abbas, had gone to a US base to inquire about his missing neighbours. On his third visit, he was arrested without charge, stripped naked, hooded and forced to simulate sex with other prisoners . This was standard procedure. He was beaten on his genitals, electrocuted in the anus, denied water and forced to watch as his food was thrown away. A loaded gun was held to his head to prevent him from screaming in pain as his wrists were bound so tightly that the blood drained from his hands. He was doused in cold water while a fan was held to his body.
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6/20/05 04:10 pm - jalovetoi

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5/2/05 10:50 pm - thepinkbuddha

Hi everyone,

My name is Alison and in the course of my search for John Lennon and peace related communities, I came across this one. Just thought I'd introduce myself to everyone and commend the moderators on creating such a cool concept for a community.

Thanks :)

Alison
 

4/26/05 05:08 pm - rachel_see

Hi, I'm Rachel. I joined this community sometime last year under leprekorn and I felt it was time that I joined again =D

Peace out

<3 Rachel
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