MAY PEACE PREVAIL ON EARTH


February 21, 2003

Turning Tide of History #12: The Light Inexorably Grows


Hello everyone

I hope to be able to send you one more compilation this week before the next Meditation Focus as there is just soooo much to cover. Lots of good news and inspiring material in this one.

Overall I'd say things are looking up despite pockets of resistance. Not that we will be over the worst difficulties and global tribulations anytime soon, but in the grander scheme of things, Light always prevail...

So just keep smiling all the way to heaven (on Earth)!

Jean Hudon
Earth Rainbow Network Coordinator
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com

This compilation is archived at
http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/TurningTide12.htm

Check also my 2 latest...

Media Compilation #115: Bush's Response to Over 10 Million Peace Marchers: Total War and Total Police State archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/MediaCompilation115.htm

AND

Media Compilation #116: Bad & Ugly Revelations and Yet Some Good News Too archived at http://www.EarthRainbowNetwork.com/Archives2003/MediaCompilation116.htm


"Each of our lives is a chapter in the middle of a neverending story."

- Anonymous


"We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make our world."

- Buddha


"Our separation from each other is an illusion of consciousness."

- Albert Einstein


If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.

- Mother Teresa


Take a deep breath of life, and consider how you want to live it.

- Miguel Cervantes


Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

- Albert Schweitzer


The most important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative, and the second disastrous.

- Margaret Fontey


Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.

- Oscar Wilde


Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

- HH Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama


On awakening, bless this day, for it is already full of unseen good which your blessings will call forth; for to bless is to acknowledge the unlimited good that is embedded in the very texture of the universe and awaiting each and all.

- Pierre Pradervand


There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.

- Edith Wharton


Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


CONTENTS

1. Kucinich is moving towards the U.S. presidency
2. Ohio Rep. Kucinich: 'I'm ready to run for president'
3. The Power to Defeat Him Is Within Us
4. Consciousness and Choice
5. Bushy Tales
6. A Shift of Consciousness
7. Win Without War Announces the Virtual March on Washington
8. The Largest Single Day of Protest in World History
9. The Importance of Touch: Hugs for Peace
10. Update on Mission USA

See also:

Humanity's team (1.2 Meg flash Animation)
http://www.jynkz.com/yourwar.html

U.S. Military Ready for Iraq Invasion -Rumsfeld (Feb 21)
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=574&ncid=721&e=1&u=/nm/20030221/wl_nm/iraq_usa_rumsfeld_dc
The military build-up in the Gulf region has reached the point where U.S. and British forces are now ready to invade Iraq if the order is given, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Thursday. (...) The force will soon include six aircraft carriers -- five American and one British -- and could reach more than 200,000 troops by the end of February, according to U.S. officials.




1.

From: http://www.kucinich.us/

Dear Friend,

Welcome! In response to tens of thousands of emails and countless phone calls, letters and personal appeals, I am moving forward to take the first step towards a candidacy for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

In the past year I have had the opportunity to meet with many of you in dozens of cities across our nation. The heart of America is yearning for dramatic, transformational change which can reconnect us with the vision of our nation's Founders, to be the light of the world.

In the next few months I will be returning to visit the neighborhoods of America. If the response continues to be strong, if the financial support is there, the encouragement and the participation contrinues, I will schedule a formal announcement of candidacy sometime in June.

I need to hear from you! I hope you enjoy our new website and I welcome your suggestions. And most of all, I need your help.

Best wishes,

Dennis




2.

Sent by "Liz Daly" <dalyreiki@adelphia.net> who wrote: "THIS IS SUCH A RADIANT BLESSING OF HOPE AND HARMONY... THE BRIGHTEST RAY OF HOPE FOR THE WORLD... A TRULY AWAKENED SOUL IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WOW... A MIRACLE."

From: http://www.cnn.com/2003/ALLPOLITICS/02/17/kucinich.president/index.html

Ohio Rep. Kucinich: 'I'm ready to run for president'

DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) --Rep. Dennis Kucinich said Monday that he is "ready to run for president" on an unabashed liberal platform that opposes the foreign policy championed by the Bush administration, including a possible war in Iraq.

February 17, 2003

The Democratic congressman from Ohio said he will file papers Tuesday to form a presidential exploratory committee, and that he expects to seek the Democratic nomination for president.

"This isn't just about Iraq," Kucinich told CNN. "This is about an administration's policy which is going to proliferate war around the world. This is about a policy of pre-emption and unilateralism, of nuclear first strike.

"We need a foreign policy which is cooperative, which enhances our relations with allies, not separates people. We need a holistic worldview that views the world as interdependent and interconnected."

The administration has not made a persuasive case for war, the four-term, 56-year-old congressman said. "There is no basis to go to war against Iraq," he said, adding that Iraq is not responsible for the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, is not responsible for al Qaeda's role in those attacks, is not responsible for the ensuing anthrax attacks and represents no threat to the United States.

"Iraq cannot attack our nation, but if we attack Iraq, I think we'll make America less safe and more vulnerable to terrorism," he said.

Kucinich described himself as "an FDR-type Democrat" who would work to "make sure people have jobs [and], universal health care, and protect Social Security.

"When I take that message through this state and across this country, I think there's going to be real responsiveness to it, and also a message that war is not necessary."

He broadened his criticism to include some within his own party. "I think that we need to bring back into the debate the old-time Democratic values. This is a struggle for the soul of the Democratic Party, which in too many cases has become so corporate and identified with corporate interests that you can't tell the difference between Democrats and Republicans.

"Well, in my case, you will be able to tell the difference. I'll be there on the side of workers, on the side of the environment, on the side of fair trade and on the side of peace."

Kucinich was in Iowa, the first caucus state, to address a meeting of the AFL-CIO in Altoona.

Elected Cleveland city councilman at 23, he went on to be elected Cleveland's mayor nine years later, becoming the youngest mayor of a large U.S. city.

In 1996, he was elected to Congress as an economic progressive, though he tends to be more conservative on cultural issues. For example, he opposes abortion.

Asked about his recent comment to an Akron newspaper that it would be "a cold day and possibly a snowy day in hell before a liberal would get back into the White House," he responded, "Have you been checking the stories on CNN today? All over America, it's cold and snowy. I'm ready to run for president."

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TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DENNIS KUCINICH GO AT http://www.kucinich.us/

If you are not familiar with his many powerful speeches, go at http://www.house.gov/kucinich/press/speeches.htm




3.

From: "Mary Devlin" <marydevlin99@hotmail.com>
Subject: The Power to Defeat Him Is Within Us
Date: 18 Feb 2003

Dear Jean,

I know you may feel that The Lord of the Rings Analogy has been worked to death, but you still might want to take a look at my latest take on it, in the most recent issue of MAGUS. The URL is http://www.winged-horse.com/magus/Editorial.htm

Like everyone else, I want to thank you for your tireless efforts to spread the truth and make people think. It's people like you who keep the Frodos of this world going!

Blessings,

Mary




4.

Date: 19 Feb 2003
From: Benedick Howard <benedickhoward@dreamweaving.com>
Subject: Consciousness and Choice

Dear Jean,

Keep up the good work and its probably time to look at archiving your info (and other sites) on their own computers.

I have been archiving as acrobat documents sites like rense.com, truthout.org, almartin, Skolnick, michaelmoor etc. It takes a while on 56K but people with DSL speeds can quickly do it using the full acrobat writer.

The writing is on the wall. Some day soon the net will go down, or certain freedoms like we enjoy through your work will be curtailed.

If Bush steps up the war we may have some time. If the UN blocks it Bush will still go to war and then will pull another card from up his sleeve... the apparent attack from UFO's from outer space and then everything will shut down overnight.

Its all part of the Divine plan of awakening consciousness and choice.

Blessings,

Benedick




5.

Date: 19 Feb 2003
From: "PROFESSOR JENS JERNDAL" <paradocs@canaldirecto.com>
Subject: Bushy Tales

Dear Jean,

I thought the following little glint of Bushy diplomacy might interest your readership.

I live in Spain. On the crisis weekend after the Security Council meeting, which was a flop for the US, with unexpected opposition and Blair´s and Powell´s "proofs" eventually turning out to be faked, President Bush sent his brother Jeb, the Governor of Florida, to meet with Spanish Prime Minister José-María Aznar in Madrid.

To put it mildly, Spanish TV-viewers were not impressed with Jeb Bush´s preparation, as he on camera complemented José-Maria Aznar as the "President of the Spanish Republic". It so happens, Spain is a Monarchy and has a King and Queen and Crown Prince since 1975, when Franco died and the old Royal Dynasty was reinstated along with a full-fledged parliamentary democracy. And all the members of the Royal family has visited the USA on several occasions. Aznar is in Spanish called "Presidente del Gobierno", which is the Spanish term for the democratically elected Prime Minister.

Even worse, however, was when Jeb Bush with a disarmingly(!) embarassed grin told the Spanish Prime Minister that he knew it was very difficult right now to support Bush and the war, but that in the long term it would yield very great, even unimaginable (!) benefits to do so. All on camera and broadcast over all Spanish TV channels.

Everybody is now wondering what kind of non-disclosed benefits he was offering the Prime Minister, and the leader of the opposition in Parliament said that Spain does not sell its support for money. One journalist on a talk show said that Jeb Bush probably thought that Spain was just another Latin banana republic - as he did refer to it as a republic - like so many Central American countries that he assumed could be pressured and bought at will.

The background to this incident is worth recording: According to several polls these days, around 90% of the Spanish population is squarely opposed to the war on Iraq, which is probably the highest figure of any country in the world.

In spite of this, and in spite of Spain being as functional and open a democracy as any, the conservative Spanish Government sided with Bush at the Security Council meeting on February 14, along with only Britain and Bulgaria, if I am correctly informed.

This let loose a storm of protests, and the massive manifestations against the war in both Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday February 15 were the largest in the world after those in London, with an estimated number of participants of well over a million - some say nearly two million - in each of the two cities. Similarly massive manifestaitons took place all over Spain. In the Spanish Parliament all parties, groups and factions other than the ruling party, spoke out very strongly against the war and against the position of the government. All this has forced the Spanish Prime Minister to re-phrase his attitude under cover of the agreement of minimums reached by the European Union on Monday, yet people suspect that he has made a secret agreement with Bush, and that all that has changed is his terminology

Now, Aznar will visit Bush at his ranch in Texas next weekend (February 22-23), and Bush commented this on TV the other day, saying that Aznar is a man with vision, who understands the task ahead, and that Bush is proud to count him as an ally!

It will be interesting to see how this meeting turns out, and how Aznar manages his enraged voters back home.

Let´s look deeper through all levels

Let´s look further ´cross all boundaries

Let´s expand each other´s horizons

Connecting with Love and Wisdom

Warm regards and best wishes

Jens Jerndal




6.

Sent by Gilbert Roetman <gilbertr@gci.net>

Era of Peace LATEST UPDATE

A Shift of Consciousness
by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles
The New Age Study of Humanity's Purpose
PO Box 41883, Tucson AZ 85717
520-885-7909 -- FAX 520-749-6643

January/February 2003

All of the maladies occurring on Earth can be solved with a shift of consciousness. As simplistic as that statement sounds, it is absolutely true.

In order to eliminate war, hatred, violence, abuse of power, crime, corruption, greed, selfishness, poverty, gross imbalances in the distribution of wealth, homelessness, hunger, famine, prejudice, pollution, rampant disease, poor medical care, lack of education, fear-based religious beliefs and every other distorted reflection of the human psyche, all Humanity has to do is lift up in consciousness and remember the Oneness of ALL life.

Once a person remembers that all life is interconnected, interrelated and interdependent, it becomes glaringly clear that it is pure insanity to harm another part of life. When people truly grasp the Divine Truth that they cannot have a single hateful thought or feeling or speak a single negative word or physically hurt any other part of life without harming themselves, then they realize to do so is self-destructive and downright stupid.

When Humanity remembers the Oneness of all life, it is obvious that if any part of life is loved, healthy, comfortable, happy, peaceful, prosperous and successful, it adds to the collective harmony of Humanity and everyone benefits. With that understanding, it is also obvious that if any part of life is unloved, sick, desperate, sad, unhappy, poor or failing, the collective misery of Humanity increases and everyone suffers.

For the past 50 years, the Spiritual Hierarchy has been revealing the fact that Humanity is on the brink of the greatest shift of consciousness ever manifested in the history of time. These Beings of Light have been tenaciously working with embodied Lightworkers to prepare for that mass awakening.

During most of that time, it was believed that in spite of our most valiant efforts, there would be many souls who would not be able to withstand the shift and would be left behind.

There were actually two Earths created by the mighty Elohim, the Builders of Form, to accommodate both those who would make the shift of consciousness and those who would be left behind. The new Earth and the old Earth coexisted in the same time and space continuum but vibrated at different frequencies. The plan was that when it came time for the shift of consciousness, the new Earth would Ascend into the 5th Dimension, and the old Earth would be left behind in the 3rd Dimension.

Due to an unprecedented act of Divine Intervention and the Lightwork of millions of people all over the world, a miracle took place in August 2002 that surprised even the Company of Heaven.

The recalcitrant souls who were in danger of not making the shift into the 5th Dimension were taken in their finer bodies into the heart of the Solar Logos of our Central Sun, Beloved Alpha and Omega. These Beings of Light are the representatives of our Father-Mother God in this Solar System.

Embraced in the Divine Love of Alpha and Omega, the wayward souls were given one last opportunity to choose to move into the Light. The Divine Intelligence within the Flame of Transfiguring Divine Love had been blazing in their Heart Flames for a year and had softened their resolve to resist the Light. In a stunning moment of Divine Grace, every single soul volunteered to do what is necessary to move into the Light.

With that new covenant, Alpha and Omega sounded their Cosmic Keynote, and the Builders of Form breathed the old Earth over the Bridge to Freedom into the frequencies of the new Earth. The two Earths merged and became one, and a new Divine Plan was set into motion to prepare every evolving soul for the impending global shift of consciousness. Now our greatest work ever has begun.

2003 will be a defining year. All life is moving into the Light, and it is up to each one of us to decide how easy or difficult our Ascension will be. Are we going to surrender to the Oneness of all life and move forward on the wings of bliss, or are we going to be dragged into the Light kicking and screaming? The choice is up to us.

Since the decision of the recalcitrant souls was made in the Realms of Cause, it takes time for that understanding to filter into the dense consciousness of their outer minds. Obviously many people are still acting out their resistance to the Light and attempting to wreak havoc in the physical plane.

The fact that the two Earths have become one, thus enabling all Humanity to move forward into the Light, is a miracle beyond our comprehension. The important thing to understand, however, is that the miracle greatly increased the work the Lightworkers must now accomplish.

The Lightworkers must now assist in transmuting the darkest energies that have ever been created on Earth. These are the dense energies that were destined to be left behind, but since the two Earths have now become one, these horrific patterns of imperfection are being pushed to the surface to be transmuted and healed. All we have to do is watch the evening news to see the negativity surfacing everywhere. But be at Peace; the Divine Plan is unfolding perfectly, and God's Will is manifesting.

Our Father-Mother God would never have allowed this to occur if it was going to cause more harm than good. The reason it is being allowed is that our God Parents are able to perceive the heart commitment of the awakened Lightworkers. They know that we have been preparing for aeons of time to assist this blessed planet during her Cosmic Inbreath into the 5th Dimension. They also know we have the skill, strength, courage, determination and willingness to do whatever is necessary to succeed God Victoriously.

Please ask the Presence of God pulsating in your heart to reveal to you the greatest need of the hour. Then ask your God Presence to clearly show you how you can assist in this vital facet of the Divine Plan. Read the following information through the eyes of Illumined Truth, and respond according to your heart's call.




7.

From: http://www.voice4change.org/stories/showstory.asp?file=030220~moveon.asp

20 Feb 2003

Win Without War Announces the Virtual March on Washington on February 26th

Celebrities and Coalition Leaders Call on Opponents of Iraq War to Overwhelm the White House and U.S. Senate By Phoning, Faxing and E-mailing

New TV Ad Featuring Martin Sheen Calls on Public to Participate

WASHINGTON / HOLLYWOOD - February 19 - "Last weekend we marched in the streets, next week we're taking it to the suites of official Washington," said former Congressman Tom Andrews, National Director of Win Without War.

"Political leaders need to know we are serious, we are organized and we are growing in strength," he said. "On February 26th, we will let our fingers do the marching and demand that our voices be heard."

Martin Sheen, who plays President Jeb Bartlet on the NBC hit series, The West Wing, is featured in a Win Without War TV ad released at the news conference. He called on Americans from every state to participate in the Virtual March on Washington: "Our message to Washington will be clear - "Don't invade Iraq! We can contain Saddam Hussein without killing innocent people, diverting us from the war on terrorism and putting us all at risk."

CLIP

More details at 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 as 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.




8.

From: http://www.voice4change.org/stories/showstory.asp?file=030220~ccs.asp

The Largest Single Day of Protest in World History

February 19th, 2003

By Tom Lash

This past weekend an estimated 11 million people took to the streets in over 600 cities around the globe. This was the largest single day of protest in world history. Give yourself a hand. We are making history. We are winning. Bush is on the defensive and has actually said he wants Peace. We can thank Bush for one thing. He has united the world against the American military machine. The people are speaking with one voice. They have a single message. No more war. Do not start the killing again. Give Peace a Chance. The world is saying no to America's endless war against terrorism. The world recognizes this American made enemy as illegitimate. Terrorism as an American enemy is illegitimate because as Dr. Martin Luther King said, "The greatest purveyor of violence on earth today is my own government." Before we can address the terrorism committed by others, we must first address the state sanctioned terrorism we support with our tax dollars. It is this terror that our government inflicts with its military, with the WTO, NAFTA, World Bank and other corporate institutions and policies that fuel the anti-American terrorists. We must look in our own hearts before we look outside ourselves for the terrorists. A quick history review of the past year or so will help us focus our energies.

A quick review of the current Bush administration:

From his first day in office George Bush shows the world he has one agenda: a new world order brought into existence by the military/corporate takeover of the earths resources. This is not a secret agenda. You can see how the world is divided up into American military commands on the Department of Defenses website. Here are just a few of the examples of what Bush and his fascist administration have done in just two years of power.

* He Fails to support the Kyoto accords on global warming, snubbing his nose at thousands of hours of work done by over 170 countries.

* He fails to support the Biological Weapons Convention.

* He fails to sign on to and support the Landmine Convention.

* He breaks the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty by increasing funding for a space based nuclear laser program to dominate and control the heavens.

* He turns his back on the International Criminal Court

* Lastly Bush has totally abandoned the Middle East Peace process begun by President Clinton. Instead the United States increases unilateral military aid to Israel while that government continues to occupy Gaza, East Jerusalem and the West Bank against numerous United Nations Resolutions calling for the removal of her troops and illegal settlements since 1967. The Palestinians continue to live in apartheid like existence in third world conditions helplessly watching as their homes are bulldozed and their families killed and terrorized on a daily basis. We support this with our tax dollars.

So when people ask why did 911 happen all we have to do is look at this administrations history of contempt for world opinion? The world hates this administration, NOT the American people. The world trade towers and the pentagon were attacked NOT the statue of liberty. The world wants the American military machine to go back home.

If we want Peace in Iraq and the Middle East we must first remove our troops from Saudi Arabia the home of Islam's most holy sites. That is why Saudi dissidents flew planes into the trade towers not because they hate all Americans.

We will never have Peace without Justice. We cannot have peace while we continue to prepare for war. There is another world possible. We are on the frontlines of this battle. We are the true patriots. We are the true spirit of America. We are the ones that are speaking out for LIFE LIBERTY and JUSTICE for ALL people. The only way for evil to flourish is for Good people to do nothing.

Our task is to get the word of Peace out. 911 was a tragedy felt around the world. Let us not let them use our grief over 911 to attack an innocent country that had nothing to do with that 911, bin Laden or al-Quida. Bombing and killing innocent Iraqis is not going to liberate them. They will not support those that have murdered their families and friends. Since the Treaty of Wesfalia in the 1600s, it has been illegal to attack another nation. It is the basis of international law that defines the good guy as the one that does not strike first...that does not shoot first. The good guys do not invade another nation...especially one as weakened as Iraq. We have not been attacked by Iraq. We have not been threatened by Iraq. We need to remove our troops from the Middle East and bring them home. That is how you support our troops. That is how you support the Iraqi people. That is how you support the people of Israel and Palestine. That is how we will bring Peace to the world. Another world is on the way. We are winning. Thanks to George Bush the world is united. We speak with one voice. No More War...Not In Our Name. Peace Be With You.




9.

Date: 20 Feb 2003
From: "Peace Pilgrim II" <peace@pilgrim2.com>
Subject: The Importance of Touch: Hugs for Peace

Most of us are aware of the importance of touch. Science has shown us that babies thrive with touch more so than those that are just left without this attention. People also know or have experienced healings brought about through touch.

While I was at a large peace conference in the Hague a few years ago I initiated hugs with many of the participants and found that by the end of the conference most people there were hugging one another.

We need to be aware of boundaries and so permission to hug does have to be requested (and certainly not demanded!). People are to feel free to make their choice as to whether or not they want to be hugged and that choice has to be respected.

As it becomes recognized that hugs are not necessarily sexual the old fear barriers drop away and are less threatening; hugs become more acceptable and even enjoyable!

With huge prominent peace marches taking place throughout the world, now is the time to create a new form of greeting too, a movement, if you like, of "HUGS FOR PEACE."

Hugs may seem a little strange at first, however , when we exchange a hug we feel a connection with the other person and usually experience a moment of peace, and the benefits of closeness and friendships (that we really deep down inside, all want) are more easily attained.

Love, Blessings and Peace Hugs

Peace Pilgrim II and Heather




10.

Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003
Subject: Update on Mission USA
From: info@rootingoutevil.org

Dear Friends,

With only days left before the Weapons Inspection Team departs for Washington, D.C., tremendous excitement resonates throughout our small office. The roster of inspectors has been confirmed. The flights and hotels have been booked. The Defense Department has been notified of our impending visit. A public forum has been scheduled in Washington, with the help of Global Exchange, Code Pink, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and International ANSWER. We are counting down the hours and finalizing details, anxious to finally witness the end result of months of planning.

On February 22, 2003, the night before the inspection, you are invited to a public forum in Washington, D.C. The forum, which we are coordinating with the American partner groups mentioned above, will be held at 7:30pm at the First Congregational Church, 945 G Street NW. The event will be an opportunity for the inspectors to speak publicly about why they are participating in this important mission to the United States, and for you to discuss the issues with them. If you would like more information about this meeting, please call 202-546-6727.

On the morning of February 23, a delegation from Rooting Out Evil will attempt to inspect the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center in Maryland. We have sent a letter to Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld notifying him of our intentions, and are awaiting a reply. You can read the letter on http://www.rootingoutevil.org. Whether we receive a response or not, we are planning a visit to Edgewood on Sunday with international media in tow.

If you'd like to help draw attention to the inspection, we encourage you to call the foreign desk of your local newspaper or broadcast affiliate and ask them if they'll be covering this important event. You can direct them to the media relations section of our website, which features our press releases, our letter to Donald Rumsfeld, and our contact information:

http://www.rootingoutevil.org/index.php3/Media

The international Inspection Team is composed of prominent Canadian, British, American, Danish and Italian parliamentarians, scientists, academics, faith and union leaders. The delegation includes: Libby Davies, Member of Parliament (Canada); Christy Ferguson, Organizer and Spokesperson, Rooting Out Evil; David Langille, Director of Public Affairs, Centre for Social Justice; Alan Simpson, Member of Parliament (United Kingdom) and head of Labour Party Against the War; Edward Hammond, Director, Sunshine Project; Peter Shorett, Director of Programmes, Council for Responsible Genetics; Samaa Elibyari, Representative, Canadian Islamic Congress; Deborah Bourque, National President, Canadian Union of Postal Workers; Steven Staples, Defense Analyst, Polaris Institute; Mel Watkins, Professor Emeritus - Economics and Political Science, University of Toronto; Francesco Martone, Italian Senator; Graziella Mascia, Member of Parliament (Italy); Pernille Rosenkrantz, Member of Parliament (Denmark).

We would like to extend our most sincere appreciation to all of you for your moral and financial support - with your help we are reaching citizens and leaders around the world with a powerful message of peace.

Sincerely,

The Rooting Out Evil coordinating team

Kim Kerridge, Elizabeth Dove, Deborah Cook, Christy Ferguson, Larry Gordon, David Langille, Peter Tabuns, Stephen Kerr, Sarah Treleaven, and Ritch Whyman




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