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HUGE ANTI WAR RALLY PLANNED FOR JANUARY 27 IN WASHINGTON

The elections of November 7, 2006 will go down in history as a time when people in this country exercised their right to vote against a government that did not reflect their opinions on domestic and foreign policies. The war in Iraq, and the abuse of executive power were two major reasons Republicans lost control of the house and senate. The people have spoken. Now, the anti-war movement has to press the new Congress to take action to bring the troops home now. The Anti War Committee of the Thomas Merton Center is planning a bus trip to join United for Peace and Justice and thousands of other activists in Washington DC on January 27 to make a bold stand to the new Congress to demand an end to the war in Iraq. UFPJ would like to have at least one person from every Congressional district in the country to represent the peace and justice majority in Washington on that day. Log onto pittsburghendthewar.org for updated information about the trip.

RESIDENTS IN THE HILL NEED OUR SUPPORT

For those of you who haven’t been following, Isle of Capri development has proposed building a gambling casino in the Hill, and has teamed with the Penguins and pledged $290 million for a new arena also. Residents who live in the Hill are in opposition to having a gambling casino in their neighborhood, for fear the casino could bring crime, parking problems, and exploit people least able to afford gambling. Please help support the efforts of concerned citizens who live in the Hill by signing the petition below and calling the Mayor’s office at 412-255-2626. http://www.thepetitionsite.com/takeaction/953928017

IMPEACHMENT IS ON OUR TABLE

A day after the elections, speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi announced that “impeachment was not on the table”. Who’s table are you sitting at Nancy? The impeachment movement is brewing like coffee in Amy’s shop. Four days after the election, various groups gathered in Philadelphia to hold a successful Impeach For Change rally. Over 23,000 activists signed the impeachment petition. Impeachment committees are forming across the US, and are already established in 17 states including Pennsylvania. For more information about impeachment log onto http://www.democrats.com/peoplesemailnetwork/88 or http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/petition

CODEPINK WOMEN FOR PEACE

Are you a busy working women or a busy working mom and would like to become active in the peace and social justice community? We would love to have you as a member of Codepink. By receiving local and national e-mails women can stay in touch with what’s happening nationally and locally. Whether writing editorial letters, passing out flyers, or dropping a pink banner over a highway, Codepink can help you become empowered to make a contribution to ending this illegal war, and standing up for social justice. E-mail me at codepinkpgh@aol.com with ideas or suggestions. I love hearing from women who oppose the war in Iraq and want a better world.

Peace and Love

Francine Porter

Codepink Pittsburgh Women for Peace

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