March your way into the weekend!
Join Nader supporters in DC, April 24-25,
as they rally for justice and equal rights
Saturday, April 24th, IMF/World Bank Protest - meet at 11am, 15th & H St, NW.
Sunday, April 25th, March for Women's Lives - meet at 9:30am, Smithsonian Metro Stop.
If you arrive late, ask a volunteer to point you towards the Ralph Nader group.
See you there!
Nader: Oil the Source of Two of Earths Major Problems:
Wars for Oil and Climate Change
Protect the Environment and the People of Our Planet by Ending Our Addiction to Oil
Washington, DC: On Earth Day 2004, Independent presidential candidate
Ralph Nader highlighted as two priorities: ending the Iraqi occupation
and facing up to the immediate crisis of global climate change. "Future
geopolitical crises involving oil resources and environmental problems
will be diminished by finding alternatives to fossil fuels," said Nader.
Nader linked the two issues on Earth Day because he sees them as
symptomatic of the corporate oil-based, planet destructive behavior of
the Bush Administration. Nader has called for the United States to
withdraw from Iraq - including military, private military contractors,
oil industry and other corporations. Nader noted: "The war in Iraq is
unleashing widening cycles of violence. The potential for escalation of
violence increases every day the US military remains in Iraq. The way to
reverse the spiral of violence is for the United States to go back home.
The US presence serves as a magnet for the insurrection, kidnapping,
terrorism and destruction." Nader released a three-step strategy for
withdrawal earlier this week. See www.votenader.org for details.
For further information, contact:
ahearn at votenader.org
The building where the offices of NION, the WILPF and the War Resisters
League are located is known as the "Peace Pentagon," and is owned by the
A.J. Muste Memorial Institute. A.J. Muste was a "peace" advocate who
compiled frequent flier miles visiting Hanoi during the Vietnam War era. The
Muste Foundation funds groups like the War Resisters League, School of the
Americas Watch, Nicaragua Solidarity Network, International Peace bureau,
International Fellowship of Reconciliation, Coalition for Human Rights of
Immigrants, and WILPF.
NION: Castro and Islamist Terror
The Interreligous Foundation for Community Organization is a pro-Castro
proxy group. Members of their staff such as Lucius Walker (Executive
Director), Marilyn Clement (Treasurer) and Ellen Bernstein (Grants
Administrator) are all Castrophiles In Havana in November 2000, Lucius
Walker proclaimed, "Long live the creative example of the Cuban Revolution!
Long live the wisdom and heartfelt concern for the poor of the world by
Fidel Castro!" This was a follow-up to his pro-Castro speech in 1996,
commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Communist Party USA. Marilyn
Clement is a co-organizer of the WILPF's Sister-to-Sister Cuba project. The
WILPF also issued a condemnation of Clinton's Cuba policy in 1998. Bernstein
was also quoted as saying she believes Cuba is the paradigm of democracy.
IFCO does not limit its activity to pro-Castro factions, though. Its
management maintains relationships wi