Inspiration from the Iranian people

We’ve all been moved by the heroic struggle of the Iranian people against a government that refused to count their votes – and by the brutal murder of Neda Agha-Soltan.

Here in the U.S., we voted twice to remove the warmongering Republican Congress and President. But we must still struggle to end their wars and to hold them accountable for their war crimes, including torture.

So let’s take our inspiration from the Iranian people and renew our progressive activism here in the U.S. today.

1. Wednesday Is Afghanistan Exit Action Day

U.S. bombing in Afghanistan and Pakistan has killed hundreds of civilians and created hundreds of thousands of refugees. Watch the powerful videos at RethinkAfghanistan.

Yet Congress is set to authorize $550 billion in military spending with an additional $130 billion to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – more than George W. Bush ever requested.

Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) wants an exit strategy from Afghanistan and his bill ( H.R. 2404 ) has 89 Congressional co-sponsors. On Wednesday, he will propose it as an amendment to the war funding bill – but he needs our help.

Tell Congress to Demand an Afghanistan Exit Strategy

Also call your Representative today at (202) 224-3121 to co-sponsor Rep. McGovern‘s Afghanistan Exit Strategy bill H.R. 2404, and to vote for Rep. McGovern’s amendment to the Defense Authorization bill (H.R. 2647).

2. Thursday Is Torture Accountability Action Day

A large coalition of human rights groups will hold rallies and marches in major U.S. cities, including a rally in Washington, D.C.’s John Marshall P ark at 11 a.m. followed by a noon march to the Justice Department where some participants will risk arrest in nonviolent protest if a special prosecutor for torture is not appointed.

Events are planned in Washington, D.C.; San Francisco, CA; Pasadena, CA; Thousand Oaks, CA; Boston, MA; Salt Lake City, UT; Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; Las Vegas, NV; Honolulu, HI; Tampa, FL; Philadelphia, PA; and Anchorage, AK, with details available online:

In Pasadena at 12 p.m. PT citizens will submit a formal judicial misconduct complaint against 9th Circuit Judge Jay Bybee, former Assistant Attorney General.

If you can’t attend an event, please take action from home:

Urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor for torture:

Call Eric Holder at 202-514-2001. Fax him at 202-307-6777 or

send him a free fax:

Tweet this:
Rallies all over US on 6/25 demanding accountability for torture:

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik


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