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Be Counted: Write to Your Local Newspaper

Shirley Lin Kinoshita, a life member of WILPF offers this advice:

I believe well written opinion letters to major news media have more impact than standing on street corners holding signs or singing to the converted few there. Remember to read and follow the editorial guidelines, and don't forget to include your organization or affiliation in your closing. The editors prefer the latter so they can keep your comments in context. I also include a website link as a courtesy for background checks.

Raging Grannies: Get Your Song on for Tax Day!

The following lyrics were submited by Pat Birnie of the Tucson Branch. She regrets not knowing the author of these lyrics. If you know who we should attribute this song to, please email us.

I’VE ALWAYS PAID MY TAXES (G)

(Tune: "Yellow Rose of Texas")

I’ve always paid my taxes,

I paid them right on time,

I never even cheated - I coughed up every dime.

But now I know my money goes

Straight over to Iraq

For bombs and tanks and missiles

And I WANT MY MONEY BACK!

I used to think my taxes went

Save Habeas Corpus Act

NOTE: November Scientific American has articles on nuclear weapons

Can you define torture? President Bush wasn't able to when he was asked this week. How reassuring is his claim that "We don't torture" if he can't say what it is that United States isn't doing?

According to the Justice Department, the U.S. is legally allowed to do things to prisoners that most people would consider torture. In a 2005 secret legal opinion that still defines government practice, the

From CLA- New generation of nuclear weapons coming for vote

The United States should be dismantling nuclear weapons, not building new ones. But instead, Congress will be voting soon on whether to approve the Bush Administration's latest request to pursue a new generation of nuclear weapons. Don't let the administration further devastate our nation by building a new, unneeded arsenal of civilization-shattering nuclear weapons. Please call your Senators and Representative to ask them to vote "no" on funding a new generation of nuclear weapons.

From WILPF Philadelphia Office-Support Lee Amendment in the House to bring troops home

Are you ready for U.S. troops to stop combat operations in Iraq and start packing their bags to come home?

Are you ready for them to bring all U.S. military contractors home with them?

Are you ready for Congress to stop funding the war and occupation and tell the Pentagon that they can only spend money to bring the troops safely home?

Then Call your Representative today Tell them to support the Lee Amendment to restrict pentagon spending in Iraq to funding only the safe withdrawal of U.S. troops and contractors by the end of this year at the latest.

Eye Alerts

Click here to write your local papers about Eye Alerts!

Alerts on key issues facing Congress are sent to "EYE contacts" around the country from the WILPF in  Washington office or the DISARM Eye on Congress committee on a regular basis. Click on the links below to read our current alert or past alerts on key disarmament issues.

Read more about the EYE on Congress project, or to become an Eye contact for your WILPF branch, please contact Val Mullen (vmullen@together.net)

From FCNL-Take Action on Diplomacy

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to require the president to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq within 30 days and set a goal for withdrawal of most combat troops by the end of 2008. The bill would also ban the use of torture in interrogations, direct the administration to seek regional stability in conversation with Iraq's neighbors, and prohibit the U.S. from building permanent military installations in Iraq. But the bill, which provides $50 billion in additional funding for war, will never become law because President Bush will veto it and Congress does not have enough votes to override the president's veto.

Webb letter on Iran

Some Democratic lawmakers have questioned whether a new Bush administration request for $88 million to fit "bunker-busting" bombs to B-2 stealth bombers was part of preparations for an attack on Iran.

A Bush administration summary said the request was needed for "development of a Massive Ordnance Penetrator for the B-2 aircraft in response to an urgent operational need from theater commanders," but gave no details. The Massive Ordnance Penetrator is a conventional bomb designed to destroy hardened or deeply buried targets.

National Call-In Day on Cluster Bombs

November 5 is a Global Day of Action against cluster bombs. People all over the world are taking action to urge the banning of these indiscriminate killers. The call-in day is a chance to show senators that there is strong public opposition to these inhumane weapons in the U.S. and strong support for S.594. The bill would substantially restrict both the use and export of cluster bombs by:

Cost of War

Go to www. nationalpriorities.org to get the following:

In spite of claims that military spending creates jobs, much of the money
spent on the military never makes it back to the States. NPP's findings,
based on recently released federal spending data, show that 32 states pay
more in taxes for the military than they receive back in military spending.

Save Habeas Corpus Act

NOTE: November Scientific American has articles on nuclear weapons

Can you define torture? President Bush wasn't able to when he was asked this week. How reassuring is his claim that "We don't torture" if he can't say what it is that United States isn't doing?

According to the Justice Department, the U.S. is legally allowed to do things to prisoners that most people would consider torture. In a 2005 secret legal opinion that still defines government practice, the

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