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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 07:00 PM
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Lee holds rally to end Afghanistan war
Source: Oakland Tribune/Contra Costa Times

Lee holds rally to end Afghanistan war
By Josh Richman
Oakland Tribune
Posted: 11/23/2009 02:51:52 PM PST
Updated: 11/23/2009 03:18:40 PM PST

OAKLAND It's time to ratchet up the rhetoric not only against a U.S. troop increase in Afghanistan, but in favor of withdrawing our troops and rescinding the authorization that sent them there eight years ago, Rep. Barbara Lee told a cheering crowd Monday.

Lee, D-Oakland, staged a rally outside the federal building on Clay Street in support of HR3699, a bill she introduced Oct. 1 that would forbid spending any money to expand the nation's military presence in Afghanistan. President Barack Obama is currently considering what to do in Afghanistan; military leaders want more troops, but the public and Congress are divided.

Lee drew applause from the crowd of about 150 as she thanked the President for thoughtfully reviewing U.S. strategy.

"There is nothing wrong with dithering," she said, using a term critics have employed against Obama. "When trying to make the best decision on behalf of our men and women in uniform and on behalf of our national security, he's right to take his time."

Read more: http://www.contracostatimes.com/bay-area-news/ci_138521...
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earcandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-23-09 11:33 PM
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1. Thank you Barbara Lee for your integrity and courage!
A couple of songs for your cause!
They are free here

Get Out

Atlas Wept

Democracy (Leonard Cohen cover)

Lullaby For Hamza (a Robert Wyatt cover)

The .swf are flash files so you need the flash player and they will not play on an iphone.

headphones are best.

Thanks for your hard work!
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Flaneur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 02:01 AM
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2. Good for Barbara Lee. n/t
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 07:54 AM
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3. No more funding. And bring them home...
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 08:24 AM
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4. I'm so proud of my Congresswoman!
She's amazing and consistent about being against the wars. It's really nice to trust her. I wish she would run against Diane Feinstein and be our Senator.
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RedCloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-24-09 06:12 PM
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5. Pack 'em all up in a big ass boat. Bring 'em home, bring 'em home!
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