Tag Archive | "war dollars home"

“Rumsfeld Lied, People Died”

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


By Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of the Islamic Shura Council of Southern Calfornia   When I heard that the war criminal known as Donald Rumsfeld would be appearing in the area, I could not wait to confront him. Along with handful of enlightened citizens and friends, we showed up at his event at the resting place [...]

Black Friday: Don’t Buy War and Corporate Greed!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


This Friday, November 25th, will be the annual American shopping spree, otherwise known as Black Friday or Buy Nothing Day.  Nov. 25 is also the next national day of action for the Occupy Movement.  Read this great piece on Grist about Occupy Black Friday.  Here are some resources to hit the streets and make an [...]

Mic Check: There Is No Voting in Consensus

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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One of the things that fascinates me most about Occupy Together is the use of consensus decision making. As a national and international board member of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), I experienced this decision-making process for eight years. And I’m sad to see that the essence of consensus does not seem [...]

Meeting the Leader of the Tunisian Resistance @ Occupy DC

Friday, October 7, 2011


I went to DC three weeks before my wedding because there are two things that matter to me right now: marrying the love of my life and ending the Afghanistan War. In her memoir, A Woman Among Warlords, Parliamentarian Malalai Joya reminds us that on July 6, 2008 the U.S. military bombed a wedding party [...]

Take off your bedroom slippers. Put on your marching shoes.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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For those who follow political news, you’ll recognize the title of this post as a quote from Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus annual awards dinner on Saturday. His speech has gotten attention from across the media spectrum. According to Rachel Maddow, the mainstream press unfairly focused on the critical points in his speech. [...]

We the People Demand an Immediate End to the Wars in Afghanistan & Iraq

Friday, September 23, 2011


This week, the White House launched their “We the People” petition site.  Don’t confuse this with the National Endowment For the Humanities site. On the positive side, the White House guarantees an official response to any petition that reaches 5,000 signatures within 30 days. The site launched yesterday and I immediately put up a petition for the U.S. [...]

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