Friday, March 9, 2012

Breaking: Obama's Backroom Weapons Deal, Reminder: 2 great events happening Saturday

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Sent: Friday, March 09, 2012 9:39 AM
Subject: Breaking: Obama's Backroom Weapons Deal

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No Backroom Weapons Deal for Israel. No War with Iran.

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Dear Ed ,

Breaking news: While President Obama claims to want Israel not to attack Iran, he has reportedly sold them the weapons to facilitate such an attack, weapons Bush had refused to provide. According to the Israeli newspaper Maariv, Obama has reportedly sold weapons on condition that the attack be delayed until 2013, after the November U.S. election.

TELL PRESIDENT OBAMA. No attack on Iran -- not now or 2013.
No backroom weapons deals -- a deal that even Bush refused to make.
More than12,000 have signed the letter to Congress and President Obama. Can you help us reach 20,000 signers? Please sign the letter if you haven't already or forward this email to your friends and family.


A full page ad in Monday's Washington Post quotes former top U.S. military officials opposing an attack on Iran.

But Israel’s conservative government wants an attack, ...and President Obama's speech at the AIPAC conference on Sunday was highly praised by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Tell President Obama: Not Another War!

AIPAC is the powerful "Israel-right-or-wrong" lobby and it is backing Senate legislation (authored by Lindsay Graham and Joe Leiberman) that seeks to require an attack.

Meanwhile, President Obama wants to increase to $3.1 billion the weapons that you and I buy for Israel next year, while continuing to protect Israel from accountability at the United Nations or elsewhere.

Tell Congress and the President to avoid another war, and to do so right now.

A military attack on Iran would be disastrous for Iranians, Israelis, the region and the world -- perhaps even worse than the Iraq invasion.

This time, unlike a decade ago, let's heed informed voices of restraint (like the signers of the Post ad) and not the frenzied voices of war.

Don't Iraq Iran!

Aimee, David, Jeff, Sarah and the Roots Action Team

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From: Marian Gordon []

International Women’s Day

Women OccupyLA

For the Caring of People & The Planet

End Poverty, War, Separation of Families.

Welfare is our Right.
A Living Wage for All Our Work Everywhere.

Saturday, March 10th
Gather at 11:00 AM at West Steps of Los Angeles City Hall
Speakout & Rally at 1:00 PM

To mark International Women’s Day
The 99% Will Circle City Hall

Followed by Speakout and Rally on the
West Steps of City Hall/Solidarity Park

We refuse to be exploited in any way by the 1% and their thieving friends!
Every grievance against this system deserves a collective response!

Called by: DCFS-Give Us Back Our Children; Global Women’s Strike (GWS); KidVillage@OccupyLA; Women’s Circle@OccupyLA; Women of Color@GWS.
Planning group: Alexandria House; Every Mother is a Working Mother Network; CHIRLA-Household Workers Committee;; Military Families Speak Out; OccupytheHood LA; Veterans For Peace Chpts 110 & 067. Co-sponsors thus far: California Partnership; CALIF (Communities Actively Living Independent & Free); International Action Center; Long Beach Area Peace Network; 9to5 Los Angeles, Addicted To War; National Association of Working Women; Orange County Peace Coalition; Veterans For Peace-LA. Endorsed by the General Assembly of OccupyLA.

KPFK Pacifica Radio 90.7FM is the Media Sponsor

For Info and to Help Plan, Contact: 323-276-9833 -

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Congresswoman Maxine Waters is a courageous, outspoken, tenacious and effective advocate for peace, justice, and human rights. She has represented the 35th District of California for over 20 years. She was the founding member and Chair of the "Out of Iraq" Congressional Caucus. She was a leader in the movement to end Apartheid.

She opposed the 2004 Haitian coup. She leads Congressional efforts to cancel the debts of poor countries as well as efforts to mitigate foreclosures. We are honored to welcome one of our greatest friends in Congress.

Wonen's International League for Peace & Freedom
International Women's Day Luncheon
with keynote speaker
Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Saturday - March 10th, 2012
at 11:30 am

Taix French Restaurant

1011 Sunset Blvd. (near Alvarado St.)

Los Angeles, CA 90026

Luncheon: $33 paid in advance, $38 at the door

To pay online with a credit card go to:

For more information or help with transportation call (310) 286-1011

or email



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