Black Poetry : Update - CALL 4 ACTION: Please Join In The Cause!

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Legacy21, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. Legacy21

    Legacy21 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We will not stand for a nation divided
    We will not support a war that is one sided
    We will not bow down to injustice & inequality
    We will fight for the right for all peoples of the world to be free
    Every woman, man, & child deserves liberation
    War is not the answer, but peace as a demonstration
    That all life can exist upon the planet
    Different, but still common in the spirit of humanity
    For all those that believe in the principle of unity
    Let us stand together & fight for the greater cause of
    World Peace...

    Dear Fellow Poets,

    For those of you who feel as strongly as I do about the anti-war movement please join me & other poets and activists from across the country & around the world in protesting this heinous exercise of political poltroonery at one these websites:



    Poets Against The War

    Not In Our Name

    Poets For Peace

    United For Peace

    Another World Is Possible

    *NEW* Win Without War Coalition Organizes "Virtual March"
    Day Of Faxes, Phone Calls, and Emails


    Register Now and We'll Send Your Fax on Feb. 26


    (If you are already a member of TrueMajority, you can send free
    faxes
    to your Senators by just clicking Reply and then Send. We'll
    hold
    your faxes until Feb. 26. Please forward this message to your

    friends, family and colleagues! If this message was forwarded
    to you
    or if you'd like to edit your letter, click this link to send
    your
    faxes:)

    http://www.truemajority.com/index.asp?action=2467&ms=virt2

    The New York Times reported yesterday that "global anti-war
    protests
    have put the White House on the defensive." Between the strong
    case
    for tough inspections and the growing domestic and international

    opposition to war, the hawks in the Bush Administration are
    on the
    run. We need to keep them there.

    We've marched in the streets of New York. We've marched in over
    600
    cities around the world. Now it's time to bring that noise to

    Washington, where the President and Congress can't escape it.
    On
    February 26th, you can join a massive march on Washington without

    leaving your living room. To learn about all the ways you can
    march
    go to:

    http://www.moveon.org/winwithoutwar/

    The Virtual March on Washington is a first-of-its-kind group
    effort
    from the Win Without War coalition. Working together, we'll
    direct a
    steady stream of phone calls -- about one per minute, all day
    -- to
    every Senate office in the country, while at the same time delivering

    a constant stream of emails and faxes. Think of it like a march
    --
    one by one, we'll be passing through our Senators' offices and
    the
    offices of the White House to let them know how we feel about
    this
    war.

    Like a normal march, the success of this campaign depends on
    how many
    people participate. All you need to do is make three phone calls
    --
    it won't take more than 15 minutes of your time. But together
    with
    tens of thousands of others, it'll make a huge impression: on

    February 26th, in every Senate office and in the White House,
    the
    phones will be ringing off their hooks. If you can't make calls
    on
    the 26th you can still register today to send free faxes. We'll
    hold
    them for you until the 26th

    You can sign up for your time to call or place a free fax right
    now
    at:

    http://www.moveon.org/winwithoutwar/

    Then forward this to everyone you know who might be interested.

    Here's what Tom Andrews, a former Member of Congress and the
    National
    Director of the Win Without War Coalition has to say about the

    February 26th Virtual March: "Believe me, political leaders
    in
    Washington will get the message when their phones and fax machines

    light up -- and stay lit up -- from morning until night. They
    will
    know that there are a lot of us, that we care deeply about this

    unnecessary march to war, and that we are organized. Our message
    will
    be heard. But, we absolutely need you to make this work."

    Last Saturday, millions of us in hundreds of cities around the
    world
    voiced our opposition to a war on Iraq. Please help us bring
    this
    dissent to Washington on February 26th, by taking part in the
    Virtual
    March.

    Sincerely,
    Ben

    Here's a copy of the letter we'll send to your Senators:

    Dear Senator:

    I am a constituent of yours and I write today as a participant
    in Win
    Without War's Virtual March. I am one of the majority of Americans

    concerned that President Bush's rush to war is dangerous and

    unnecessary.

    Our nation needs to support tough United Nations inspections.
    Going
    to war with Iraq will kill thousands of civilians and soldiers,

    create an atmosphere that breeds terrorists, and divert money
    from
    programs that can really create a safer and more just society.

    Please do everything you can to support the inspections process
    and
    resist our nation rushing to war.

    Sincerely,
    (We'll add your name and address here)
     
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    joining my hand 4 peace
     
  3. poeticdelight

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    joining Legacy and Richy Rich

    i was able to register with poets for peace but not with
    poets against the war i'll check back later

    peace

    pd
     
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    Poets Against War was an error page and didn't work.
    Not In Our Name was for Americans only so I didn't do that one.
    Signed up for Poets For Peace.
    United For Peace didn't have any Australian stuff.
    And that is all.

    *Emma*
     
  5. msluciousb

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    I'm on the case...

    I will defenitely ! Support the cause...

    Blessings On Ya House!
    Viva la fidelis
     
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    Legacy ... only poetry is allowed in the poetry forums, no discussion threads, announcements, etc., Forum Rules. I'm going to let this remain at the risk of being told i give preferential treatment to some ... but in the future, add a flow to it ... so it's not breaking a rule. Thanks.

    :heart:

    Destee
     
  7. Legacy21

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    Oops! Sorry Destee, I did forget!!!! And for those of you who accessed the Poets Against The War Site I have corrected the link. It is www.poetsagainstthewar.org.. Poets Against The War is where you submit anti-war theme poetry. I'll post this in as a flow instead.

    Peace & Harmony,
    Legacy
     
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    I will definitely check out the sites and register accordingly.

    bless.
     
  9. Da Street So'ja

    Da Street So'ja Banned MEMBER

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    FEELING THE SPIRIT POET
    and i'm ready to fight for peace that is

    THIS THING IS ABOUT TO GET UGLY

    DSS
     
  10. poeticdelight

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    king of hearts shall prosper

    The king of hearts shall prosper over the king of spades. The king of spades is truly powerless to his enemy the king of diamonds. President Bush can't even talk to his enemy Saddam Hussein into disarming his weapons without resulting to force through warfare. A dean from college once told me, "it's easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar". Vinegar simply adds gasoline to Iraq's fire. Who can actually lead America in teaching Iraq a lesson in a fashion that will actually cause them to feel bad about what they've done to us in efforts to conquer the entire world? I would put everything on the king of hearts. Again, the king of clubs is not mentioned here because he's in hiding. Hopefully, the king of hearts will appoint additional leaders to his cabinet to resolve these internal issues regarding affirmative action and external issues regarding world wars.

    Mrs. Bush invites members of U.S poet laurete for tea but they turned it down and sent anti-war poems instead: http://www.usatoday.com/life/books/news/2003-01-30-poetry_x.htm
    http://www.poetsagainstthewar.org./

    On February 26 every Senate office will receive anti-war calls and emails every minute of the hour:
    http://www.moveon.org/winwithoutwar/

    Joe Millionaire makes final selection I've never seen so many queen of diamonds in my entire life:
    http://www.sptimes.com/2003/02/18/Artsandentertainment/And_Joe_Millionaire_s.shtml

    Peace,

    PoeticDelight
     
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