Sunday, July 24, 2005

Next Day planning! Whoops--late notice, but if you are in the area, join UFPJ!

And yet one more excellent reason to try and derail any more Cheneyettes from their killing track.
In the NY Times today, there is an article on page 23 titled "Cheney working to Block Legislation on Detainees."

from the article by Eric Schmidt, " VP Dick Cheney is leading a high level White House lobbying effort to block legislation offered by Republican Senators that would regulate the detention, treatment, and trials of detainees held by the American military.

In an unusual, 30 minute private meeting on Capitol Hill on Thursday night, Mr. Cheney warned three senior Republican members of the Armed Services Committee that their proposed legislation would interfere with the president's authority and his ability to protect Americans agaisnt terrorist attacks.

The legislation, which is still being drafted, includes provisions to bar the military from hiding prisoners from the Red Cross; prohibit cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment of detainees; and use only interrogation techniques authorized in a new Army field manual."

The three Senators involved are John McCain of Arizona, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, and John W. Warner of Virginia.

FAX THEM LATTERS OF PROTEST AGAINST CHENEY"S LOBBYING FOR INHUMAN TREATMENT OF PRISONERS AND UNCHECKED POWER OF THE PRESIDENT!
(don't mail letters, as,due to the anthrax scare, letters are put through a screening technique that can smear the ink, and it can take up to 2 weeks before the smeared letters make it to their destination)
The articled above just begs the questions, "Why would you want to hide prisoners from the Red Cross? Why would a President want such unchecked power---who is he planning on detaining??? Who does he already have in detainment whom he does not want the public to know oof? Why would he want to use "techniques" that are inhuman, degrading, and/or cruel?
and again--who do he and his cabal already have in detainment, and who is he planning to lock up and torture, that he needs to send the halliburton VP to warn and attempt to intimidate three REPUBLICAN senators??
What the hell are they planning now?


If you are in North Jersey, NYC tomorrow, join UFPJ in theri protest action against Cheney's appearance there:
VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY ON STATEN ISLAND THIS COMING MONDAY
LET'S GREET HIM WITH A STRONG ANTIWAR MESSAGE!
Peace Action of Staten Island is inviting people from throughout the greater New York area to join them this coming Monday as Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to a Republican fundraising event. Here are the details:
Monday, July 25th at 6 pmat the Excelsior Grand, 2380 Hylan Blvd. in New Dorp, Staten Island. Dick Cheney speaking at a fundraising event for Rep. Vito Fossella
If you are coming from the Staten Island Ferry, take the S78 bus to Otis Ave. and Hylan Blvd.Bring your signs and banners!!
Here is the link to an article from last Wednesday on the Cheney visit.... and a copy of the article is included below.
http://www.silive.com/printer/printer.ssf?/base/news/1121260526231160.xml
You can contact Peace Action of Staten Island through their web site at www.panys.org/SI/
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