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Speak out against this country's torture policy and practices, and let our government, our country, and the world know that we oppose torture, whoever commits it – that the torture policy of this administration does not reflect the values of the American people. As many people as possible are being asked to stand shoulder to shoulder facing the Vice President's House along Massachusetts Avenue going south towards Dupont Circle. Come demonstrate quietly and peacefully with candles, flashlights, and signs on the sidewalk across from the house. Once you arrive, take your place next to the last person in line, on the sidewalk, facing the Vice President's House. A line will be created down Massachusetts Avenue as long as the number of people who have joined. This is a vigil – please, no shouting or chanting.
Monday, December 19, 2005
In July 2005, world leaders promised immediate and irrevocable debt cancellation for 18 countries. The International Monetary Fund is now backtracking on this commitment. This month, the IMF published its plan for implementing debt cancellation. Part of the plan is a final economic test that these countries must meet, even though these countries have already complied with decades of onerous conditions as requirements for debt cancellation.
Friday, December 16, 2005
Maryland NOW is organizing a large anti-Wal-Mart rally in Clinton, MD. They expect participation by various allies, including Progressive Maryland and UFCW Local 400.
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
While Washington's baseball fans and media think that the deal for a new stadium for the Nats is a good one – and a done deal – the RFK or No Way Coalition stands against the use of public funding for a Major League Baseball scam. The group says the proposed site in Southeast DC will lead to gentrification, disbursement of businesses and workers, low-paying seasonal jobs, increased traffic from the suburbs, more polluted runoff into the Anacostia River and a demoralized public.
Monday, December 12, 2005
Join with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition, the Hip Hop Caucus, Up for Democracy, members of Congress, African-American clergy, progressive allies and concerned citizens to march in protest of FEMA, demanding that it continue to pay hotel bills for the many victims of Hurricane Katrina and treat our people with dignity.
Friday, December 09, 2005
Celebrate International Human Rights Day by attending Amnesty International USA’s Mid-Atlantic Region’s event. It will be an afternoon of talks where you can learn about immigrant labor rights issues and the efforts of local immigrant communities to defend their rights, and performances by Quique Aviles (Sol y Soul), Bread and Roses and Luci Murphy and Friends.
Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Thousands of federal workers and their supporters will march to the White House to let President Bush know they strongly oppose new federal personnel rules that strip workers of their collective bargaining rights. The new National Security Personnel System would allow Department of Defense officials to override provisions in collective bargaining contracts for 650,000 civilian DoD employees.
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
On Wednesday, Dec. 7, more than 100,000 people will gather in private homes and nearly two dozen cities across the United States and Latin America for the 15th annual "Covenant House Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Kids" to bring international focus and a call to action on behalf of homeless and at-risk youths. You can be a part of this international effort by attending the Covenant House Washington Candlelight Vigil. Join hundreds of concerned citizens, elected officials and youth-focused agencies in renewing the covenant to protect and safeguard all children.
Monday, December 05, 2005
The Campus Antiwar Network (CAN) is the largest independent, democratic, grassroots network of students who oppose the occupation of Iraq and military recruiters in our schools at campuses all over the country. Since its formation before the war in Iraq began, the group's unapologetic opposition to the US government's project of conquest and plunder in the Middle East, along with its horrible consequences at home, has been unwavering.
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Join Capital Action, Eco-Women, SustainUS and other folks in the DC area for a night of buying meaningful holiday gifts of charity to support a variety of non-profit organizations. Meet some friends for happy hour, cross those items off your shopping list AND help people and communities in need at the same time!
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