rn: Wage peace now!


Jan Slakov

Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 11:22:27 -0400
From: "Charles D. Johnson" <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Wage Peace NOW

Subject:  Fw: [AriseAction] TAKE ACTION RIGHT NOW –
Congress to consider the War Powers Act
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:42:04 -0400
From: "Michael Dover" <•••@••.•••>
To: <•••@••.•••>,

Dear Friends,

As the US Administration considers how to respond to the recent 
terrorist attacks, reports are now surfacing that US political leaders
legislators are being swamped with phone calls from constituents
for blood" in retaliation for the tragic terrorist assaults that have 
traumatized America.  There is talk of Congress invoking the War Powers
Act.  American leaders are formulating their plans of action as you read

For those of us who wish to avert more violence and the outbreak of a
war with no end, we should make every effort to immediately contact the 
President, elected officials, and the media - and urge them to take the path
toward peace. The US must seek a solution to the crisis through 
international diplomacy and collaboration.

We need to move quickly.

They need to hear from the enough American people that we do not want 
to embark upon a downward spiral into violence and war. The route of 
military retaliation will assuredly sow the seeds of further terrorist 
attacks, perhaps even more catastrophic than the ones we have just 

Act now. Many lives and our freedoms depend upon your timely response.

Yours for Peace with Justice,



1) Forward this email to everyone and all email distribution lists you

2) Call President Bush (tel: 202-456-6213; •••@••.•••), 
Secretary of State Colin Powell (tel: 202-647-4000; •••@••.•••)

3) Contact your Congressional Delegation, Representatives and Senators
     Call  202-225-3121  and ask for Congressman  or  Senator by name.

Charles D. Johnson, M.D.
Joyce A. Johnson
82 Lakeview Avenue
Falmouth, MA 02540

This is what you shall do: Love the earth and sun and animals, despise
riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and
crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not
concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take off
your hat to nothing known or unknown . . . reexamine all you have been
told at school or church or in any book, dismiss whatever insults your
own soul, and your very flesh shall be a great poem and have the richest
Walt Whitman -  preface to _Leaves of Grass_
Dear Renaissance Network,

While the message below has obviously been drafted for local lists in
Canada, I think people elsewhere will find this message helpful.

all the best, Jan
Dear "Bruna's list", Enviro-Clare and others (notably the VANA friends I met
just this week),

I just got the letter below, to Prime Minister Chrétien. I find it excellent
and I plan to send it, with an explanation that I agree with it so
completely, that I am simply sending the same wording along. 

I may mention that I heard on the radio that Canada was the only NATO
country not yet committing itself to participate in a military attack to
react to the attack of Sept. 11 and that I am ever grateful for that. I
think I will copy my letter to my MP, Robert Thibault. 

This is, I believe, not just Chrétien's moment of truth, but a huge moment
of truth for the whole planet. I am daring to hope that we are on the verge
of really building a culture of peace.

all the best, dear "Bruna's list", Enviro-Clare and other friends, Jan
PS I am adding a message I recieved from a friend in the UK, entitled
"silence". The message prompted me to go out and participate in a time of
silence, informed by the spirit of my friend's message.
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 07:11:21 -0700
From: Roger and/or Denise =?iso-8859-1?Q?Lagass=E9?= 
to:        Premier Ministre du Canada <•••@••.•••>
Subject: Time for a cool head, for Canada to lead

Dear [Right] Honorable Prime Minister,

        It is becoming obvious that a major assault on a small country
or a group of small countries is about to occur with the resulting
massive "collateral damage", which is a nice term we use to describe the
terrorizing and killing of innocent bystanders when it is done by our
        We simply will not solve our problems by killing the children of
our enemies.  We will create even more enemies and we will lower the
threshold of what is acceptable behavior, garanteeing that the next
terrorist incident will be even more horrific that the last.
        Please bring all your experience and your wisdom to bear.  This
is your moment of truth, M. le Premier Ministre.  Canada must be a
champion for global justice, not a participant in a lynch mob, or worse
yet, mass murder.
        Please call for justice through the World Court and through the
United Nations.  Bring to bear the collective wisdom of the nations of
the Earth.


Roger Lagassé
8146 Redrooffs Rd.
Halfmoon Bay, B.C.
V0N 1Y1
Rés:  604-885-4353
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2001 08:32:42 +0000
To: •••@••.•••
From: Paul Swann <•••@••.•••>
Subject: silence

Dear Amanda, Carol, Fran and all friends on this list...

I hope that you're weathering the emotional storms that are raging 
around and within us all during these difficult days.

Although what's happened comes as no surprise to those of us who 
understand the problems that have lead to this tragedy, still it's 
hard to bear the pain of these latest victims of global capitalism.

At 11am today, when Europe has been asked to respect a 3 minute 
silence, I will also turn my thoughts to the millions of lives that 
have been lost, impoverished or displaced in the furtherance of greed 
and profit.

May this tragedy serve as a wake up call that strengthens our resolve 
to create a better world.

With love


                   Another World is Possible