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26 June 2003
"The people united can never be defeated!"1) Kucinich Can Be Elected
2) Kucinich: We're Gaining Ground
3) Important Articles on the War on Freedom
- - Inexperienced Hands Guide Iraq Rebuilding
- - Mishandling of Afghanistan Allows Taliban Revival
- - Ex-Bush Aide's Blast On Security
- - Bush Declares Student an Enemy Combatant
- - Brooklyn Bridge Al Qaeda Bomber was FBI Spy
- - We do know some things about what happened on September 11Editor's Notes:
Each one of us can legitimately feel overwhelmed by being conscious of what is happening in today's world. The dark forces unleashed against humanity and nature are awesome. We see big doings on mainstream media with tornadoes, forest fires, droughts, floods, social and political unrest, terrorism, war, and then we read what is behind the scenes, or listen to Democracy Now, and start seeing a pattern of a takeover of the US government by crazy, power-influenced, greedy, self-fearful manipulated, neoconservative-militants.
Scott Ritter said that the word "conservative" can be defined as being fundamental. He told of his oath to protect and defend the principles of the US Constitution. Frank Dorrel's film compilation called "What I've Learned About U.S. Foreign Policy: The War Against the Third World," documents the US intelligence agency joining forces with former Nazis and mobsters, and the twisted lies and media manipulation to conduct a war on freedom and the environment.
The most effective way to confront it and turn it all around is to elect Dennis Kucinich as President of the US. Item 1 is a piece about the ripeness of these times and the candidate that can make a Kucinich win happen. Our choice is to follow or take leadership. Item 2 is another recent announcement by Dennis on his campaign, which is picking up momentum. On the GobeNet list serve someone described all the people responding to the Kucinich MoveOn campaign as "Kucinich spam!" And this is on the list serve supposedly working to ban weapons from space. Sometimes political groups get so caught up in the fight against an evil, that they can't see a strategic choice or direction for answers or a solution to the problem. The fractionation of political groups has been an obvious problem to me especially since our campaign to stop the Cassini Earth flyby. Many were too caught up in their campaign, that they didn't see the correlation and strategic actions to unite. Now is the time for a Primary that could totally transform the country and its direction. The least we can do is try to make a difference when change is possible. We each need to expand our world to find common ground and unity for change; the choices remain for us with either fear or love.
Thanks for reading, and especially for actions on campaigns to help secure freedom, justice, and yes, democracy.
Thursday, 26 June 2003 is the 28th anniversary date of a shoot-out at Oglala-Lakota nation at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota that led to Leonard Peltier's incarceration for more than 27 years. For the statement that Leonard wrote to be read on this day at Oglala, which will be read at other events, too, see:Leonard Peltier - Oglala Statement and Strategy"..So, how do we deal with our issues with the U.S. government? I say democratically, through the politicians. I know this is hard to believe. You voted for candidates you trusted....I want you to get out there and advocate that our People register to vote. It is a weapon we can use.."
- - Leonard Peltier
1) Kucinich Can Be Elected
Whole-hearted support + Word of Mouth + Internet = Geometric Progression = Kucinich
by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
Chances are that you will hear about Dennis Kucinich, Democratic candidate for President, from someone you know who has heard him speak. Imagine having someone run for president who is intelligent, principled, spiritual, courageous, a person with depth, humor and compassion!
(Invariably, there are lots of positive adjectives). And, your friend will comment, "You'll really like what he stands for!" All true. Chances are that you then may hear yourself parroting the voice of conventional wisdom: "Yes, but how could Kucinich possibly win?" One of the "Yes, but .. discouraged comments I even got from one of my friends was," He is a wonderful man but he will not be president, he is too short and too radical."
Listen up! This article is about how twenty-first century communication plus whole-hearted, altruistic support makes it possible for Dennis Kucinich to become the Democratic candidate who beats Bush. This potential is a mathematical reality based on the social dynamics of reaching a critical mass. As unlikely as it may seem at first glance, Kucinich can be elected.
..John F. Kennedy was the first president elected with the help of television coverage, Dennis Kucinich can be the first president elected with the help of websites and emails. In the last presidential election, 106 million of the156 million registered voters actually voted. There are probably only two or three degrees of separation between those of us who have or will respond positively to Kucinich early in this election and the number of people needed to win the Democratic nomination, which is the first task.
The largest identifiable group that holds the similar views as Kucinich is the fifty million Cultural Creatives, sixty percent of whom are women. According to the data and research, we are Americans who care deeply about ecology and saving the planet, about relationships, peace, social justice, self-expression, and spirituality. We are both inner directed and socially concerned. We are optimistic, altruistic and idealistic, and believe in gender equality and reproductive choice. Especially relevant in a political campaign, we are volunteers, activists, and contributors to good causes. Neither those of us who fit into this category nor political strategists realize that in numbers and in influence that we have the potential to shape 21st century America by our active, whole-hearted support of Dennis Kucinich. (A second category of voters who respond to Dennis Kucinich as one of their own are working class people. This is a whole other constituency that trusts him to do right by them.)
Word of mouth epidemics follow the same geometric progression as the epidemiology of AIDS or SARS. A virus or an idea held at first by a few, spreads rapidly to many, and reaches a critical mass or "tipping point" and becomes an epidemic. This is how Dennis Kucinich as the least known candidate and without millions of his own or from special interests, could get his message out and be elected.
The most famous example of a word-of-mouth epidemic was Paul Revere's famous Midnight ride. On April 18, 1775, Revere and others in Boston became convinced that the British invasion was set for the next day. At 10 PM, he jumped on his horse and rode to Lexington, stopping in every town along the way to pass the word. The news spread like wildfire -- or like a contagion -- as those alerted by Paul Revere sent out riders with the message and roused their communities by ringing the church bells. The next morning when the British began their march toward Lexington, the region was prepared. In Concord, they were soundly defeated. The American Revolution had begun.
There were actually two midnight riders that night. Paul Revere took the message northwest of Boston, while William Dawes took it to the southwest. Both men carried the same message, rode through just as many towns and over as many miles, but Dawes' ride had little effect. In Gladwell's analysis--which is very relevant for a word of mouth campaign, it was because of the difference between the two men. People whose words are believed are not distinguished by worldly status and achievement, but by the particular standing they have among their friends and in Revere's case in the number of people who knew him as well. The people who can mobilize a word of mouth epidemic are known and trusted. They are information gatherers, connectors, persuaders, innovators or early adopters. If you are reading this, you are likely to be such a person.
I heard about Dennis Kucinich from Gina Thompson, an old friend who called me up and said that after she heard Dennis speak, she became involved in a political campaign for the first time in her life. She and John, her registered Republican husband hosted a fund-raising, meet-the-candidate event at their house, which provided the opportunity for me to hear him speak publicly as well as talk to him informally. To my amazement, I found that he had read The Tao of Psychology..
..The Hundredth Monkey in the allegorical story was the monkey who, upon learning a new behavior, tipped the scales, so that monkeys who were not even in direct communication now changed what they did. When a critical mass is reached, in this theory, new attitudes and behavior will spread through the species unconsciously. This can either be deducted through researched examples or grasped intuitively.
Dennis Kucinich can win when a critical number of people support his candidacy whole-heartedly. Lukewarm support for another Democratic candidate will not beat Bush. Whole-hearted support generates a commitment that is contagious to others. Go to http://www.kucinich.us
to learn about him, read his speeches, and check out what he stands for and the largeness of his vision for America and for America's participation in a global community. Once you are convinced, commit yourself and providence will move, too.
..Dennis Kucinich now occupies a dark horse position. He is a Congressman from Ohio, who is not yet considered in the running by the media. Meanwhile, below the CNN and Fox News radar, the word is getting out -- Dennis Kucinich is for real and he can be elected.
May 31, 2003
Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. is a psychiatrist, Jungian analyst in private practice, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, University of California Medical Center, and an internationally known lecturer. She is the author of Goddesses in Older Women, The Millionth Circle, The Tao of Psychology, Goddesses in Everywoman, Gods in Everyman, Ring of Power, Crossing to Avalon, and Close to the Bone.
2) Kucinich: We're Gaining Ground
Statement from Dennis Kucinich:
WE'RE GAINING GROUND. Our campaign has progressed dramatically in the last several weeks. The wonderful exposure of the MoveOn Primary has dramatically increased our fundraising. We passed $1 million yesterday when we took in over $100,000. As you know, we receive federal matching funds on all contributions up to $250.
The MoveOn voting deadline is in a few hours. But another key deadline, June 30, is the fundraising filing deadline. Please donate to our expanding campaign in the next few days. https://www.kucinich.us/contribute.php
Another exciting campaign development is that I've just added 3 top professionals to our growing staff. Starting immediately Gary Jelinek will be the campaign manager. To more fully devote myself to campaigning, I've found someone in whom I have total confidence and trust. He brings 30 very successful years of experience in business, nonprofits, and political campaigns. Most recently, he was regional director of "Rebuilding Together," a nonprofit that helps low-income
homeowners. We attended college together and he is -- in a very real sense -- family. He managed my first successful campaign in 1968 for Cleveland City Council, and is the ultimate grassroots organizer.
Dan Spinner is the new director of fundraising, with 20 years in nonprofit, charitable and political fundraising. He is a partner in LMI Enterprises, which has contracts with groups such as the Chopra Foundation and Esalen Institute. Third, we've added Suzanne Van Bebber as Gary Jelinek's assistant with the national campaign management. She was our California Field Coordinator; when I met her, she was the coordinator of the Global Renaissance Alliance's Peace Circles.
Join us at http://www.kucinich.us
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The following was excerpted from the K campaign Monday June 23
:..An interesting exchange occurred at yesterday's Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Candidates' Forum, in answer to a question about the "Digital Divide" that separates minorities and the poor from middle class whites in computer access. Congressman Dennis Kucinich received warm applause when he declared: "As long as we're spending so much money for the Pentagon, and so little money for education, we're going to have all kinds of divides in this country…The only way we're really going to close the divide in this country is to start cutting the Pentagon budget and put that money into education."
Howard Dean spoke next and commented: "I don't agree with Dennis about cutting the Pentagon budget when we're in the middle of a difficulty with terror attacks."
That's a stark contrast on one of the biggest questions facing Democrats. Dean describes himself as a fiscal conservative adamant about balanced budgets. But if the soaring Pentagon budget is untouchable, are we being candid with voters about delivering them an enhanced domestic agenda that Democrats can be proud of? With Democratic candidates promising increased spending in such areas as healthcare, education and the environment, how can the federal budget be balanced while Pentagon cuts are deemed off-limits?
Dennis Kucinich has made cuts in the bloated military budget central to his campaign. He has repeatedly pointed out that Pentagon spending will soon rival the military budgets of all other countries in the world combined, that unneeded and Cold-War era weapons are still being produced, that Star Wars missile defense is a boondoggle, and that the Pentagon has a trillion dollars in unreconcilable accounts..
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For the Kucinich platform in a 2-page flier: http://www.kucinich.us/issues/issue_10key.htm
To volunteer in the campaign that is rallying grassroots activists in support of national health insurance; an end to 'preemptive' war; a "Global Green Deal" creating jobs and renewable technologies; a Cabinet-level Department of Peace; repeal of the "Patriot Act," withdrawal from NAFTA and WTO; fortified Social Security; workers' rights; civil rights for all: http://www.kucinich.us/volunteer.php
For Dennis Kucinich's upcoming speaking engagements, see:http://www.kucinich.us/schedule.htm
(Today's event is a platform to speak on the same stage with Ralph Nader in Baltimore.)
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For an independent website that compares Kucinich and Dean on the issues
see: http://www.bobharris.com/kucinichdean.htmlAn informed electorate is a democratic electorate.
3) Important Articles/Resources on the War on Freedom
- - Inexperienced Hands Guide Iraq Rebuilding
U.S. Military Lacks Skills For Task, Some Officials Say
By Rajiv Chandrasekaran
Washington Post Foreign Service
Wednesday, June 25, 2003; Page A01
BANI SAD, Iraq -- Two months after the fall of Baghdad, the critical task of postwar rebuilding and governance of most Iraqi cities remains in the hands of U.S. military personnel, almost all of whom lack expertise in government administration and familiarity with the Arab world.
For the complete article, see:http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn/A28227-2003Jun24?language=printer
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June 25, 2003
Remember the Taliban? Yes, the bad guys who got kicked out of Kabul, courtesy of U.S. forces and warlord militias. Well, they're back. Actually, they never really went away in Afghanistan, despite the trouncing they got.
For the complete article, see:http://www.newsday.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=ny-vpafg253345140jun25§ion=%2Fnews%2Fopinion
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By Thomas Frank
June 25, 2003
Washington - A former White House counterterrorism adviser who recently quit his job publicly criticized the Bush administration yesterday for what he called inadequate funding and weak oversight of domestic security.
For the complete article, see:http://www.newsday.com/templates/misc/printstory.jsp?slug=ny-usbeer253345409jun25§ion=%2Fnews%2Fnationworld
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By ERIC LICHTBLAU
WASHINGTON, June 23 â€" President Bush made a surprise decision today to remove a Qatari student from the criminal justice system and declare him an enemy combatant after prosecutors said new evidence linked him to another round of terrorist plots by Al Qaeda after Sept. 11. ....Because he was declared an enemy combatant, Mr. Marri was moved from a prison in Illinois to a military brig in South Carolina, according to Lawrence S. Lustberg, who represented him in the criminal case. As an enemy combatant, Mr. Marri can be held indefinitely, and he has no access to a lawyer unless the military decides to bring charges, officials said. The case represents the first time that the administration is shifting custody of someone charged by criminal prosecutors to the military as an enemy combatant, administration officials said
For the complete article, see:http://www.nytimes.com/2003/06/24/politics/24TERR.html?ex=1057032000&en=10313890dc944132&ei=5062&partner=GOOGLE
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Captured al-Qa'eda Man was FBI Spy By David Rennie
The Daily Telegraph
Monday 23 June 003
The American al-Qa'eda operative unmasked last week as having planned to bring down the Brooklyn Bridge was first detained in March, and has been used by the FBI for months as a double agent, it was reported yesterday. US authorities waited until last week to announce a plea bargain struck with Iyman Faris, a Pakistani-born lorry driver ordered to scout out terror targets, including the New York landmark. They did not say that Faris, who was also ordered to study ultralight aircraft, and the possibility of derailing a train into a chemical storage facility in Washington, had been under FBI control for months.
For the complete article, see:http://www.truthout.org/docs_03/062403F.shtml
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Wednesday, June 25, 2003
For an extensive report, see:http://www.xymphora.blogspot.com/
In summary, 9-11 and the wars which follow it (and I think it important to see 9-11 in the context of all the outrages it has served to excuse, as the think tankers obviously do) show us how the published plans, which describe the ultimate goal of American complete dominance of the world through having a monopoly position on the weaponization of space, are being implemented through the use of 9-11 as a 'Pearl Harbor' event to convice the American people and legislators of the necessity of steps which would never be considered in the absence of the 9-11 terror. Both NORAD and the FBI played important roles in dropping defenses at critically important times in order to allow 9-11 to occur. The main conspirators are the White House think tank warmongers, the Pentagon, and the FBI. Of course, while we can see the broad outlines of how the conspiracy operated, we still do not know the mechanics of its planning and financing. Later, I will consider some suspicious entities that probably didn't play much of a role in 9-11: the CIA (I think the CIA is ironically a patsy in this case, although it appears to play a role in the cover-up), the State of Israel (as opposed to the Likudniks in the Bush Administration who represented what they felt were Israel's interests in advocating the war on Iraq and the future wars on Iran and Syria), al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
For the complete report, see:http://www.xymphora.blogspot.com/
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Received from firstname.lastname@example.org
June 25, 2003 From: Scott
"Continuity of Government" (COG) is hoping anguish over 9/11 will stampede Congress into voting for its constitutional amendment to take away our right to vote for our U.S. representatives. The deadline for the vote is this year's anniversary. Wealthy foundations behind COG are prepared to have 38 states ratify the proposed amendment within just 14 months. The House and Senate will soon hold hearings on COG's proposed amendment.
We have no time to lose. Many of you have asked what you can do to STOP COG. The most important action you can take right now is to tell others about COG and our effort to build a nationwide INFORMED opposition to it. We must inform and organize literally hundreds of thousands of people within the next two months to present a tidal wave of opposition when Congress gets ready to
vote on the proposed constitutional amendment.
You won't want to miss a minute! Check the latest items, including "Unnecessary and Dangerous" by Professor Emeritus Charles E. Rice of Notre Dame Law School, on http://www.ProtectYourVote.org
...and spread the word.
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