Thursday, November 22, 2007

Gandhi Peace Brigade/ Thanksgiving & Homegrown Terrorism

Dear Friends,

Leslie and I won't be coming home to the Bay Area for Thanksgiving this year. I've been charged with "unlawful conduct" for shouting,"Shame on you Senator" at Dianne Feinstein (as explained in a previous email) and my court hearing is scheduled for November 27. I'll be pleading not guilty and asking for a jury trial. I accept the consequences of what I did and I'd gladly do it again. Please encourage the Democratic Party in California to censure Senator Feinstein by signing MoveOn's Courage Campaign petition: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3163&id=11668-2621263-CNfRuR&t=2

What I'm thankful for this Thanksgiving:

* I'm thankful my sons are adults (they're 28 and 31). I loved being a full time dad, but now I can devote 100% of my energy to creating a more peaceful world.

* I'm so thankful Leslie is in my life. Our love for each other gives us the courage to confront the challenges ahead.

* I'm thankful for my sabbatical from teaching. There isn't time for the children to grow up and make the change ... these are critical times and the change needs to happen now.

* I'm thankful to be free of worldly attachments. When Leslie and I returned from Iran we put everything in storage and started touring the United States. We want to clear up the misconceptions Americans have about Iranians.

* I'm thankful for the passion I feel every day ... and for "being the change I want to see in the world".

* I'm thankful for CodePink http://www.codepink4peace.org/ and the hope it offers ...

* I'm thankful to be living in a country FILLED with grassroots activists who cherish their freedom and love this country.


What concerns me:

The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. This act claims to set up a Commission for a study that will "examine and report upon the facts and causes" of so called violent radicalism and extremist ideology and then make legislative recommendations for combating it. It will focus on passing additional federal criminal penalties that are sweeping and inclusive in criminalizing dissent and protest work. Further, this bi-partisan attempt can set the ground for an even more acquiescent Congress, never wanting to look weak on terrorism. On October 23 it was passed by the House (400-6) and will next go to the floor of the Senate. Click on the Democracy Now! link for more: http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=07/11/20/1458214

Detention Camps inside the U.S. in preparation for a roundup after the next 9/11 for Mid-Easterners, Muslims and possibly dissenters:
http://news.pacificnews.org/news/view_article.html?article_id=eed74d9d44c30493706fe03f4c9b3a77

Listen to this Naomi Wolf Interview on The End of America:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0LvtQAQ6sc

What inspires me:

Pink's Dear Mr President PLEASE PLEASE click on this.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oegoI80t6WE&feature=related

This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their Constitutional Right of amending it or their revolutionary right to dismember or overthrow it. If the founding fathers gave us anything, they gave us that. Abraham Lincoln 1865

Peace and Freedom,

Jes & Leslie

PS Happy Thanksgiving!

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jes, Barbie wants her hairdo back.

Terry C -Democratic Bitch said...

"Anonymous said...
Jes, Barbie wants her hairdo back."



Ha ha....I'll bet you just WOW them at those cross burnings and bund meetings.

Anonymous said...

Bitch? I can name your tune in four letters.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Ghandi, we really care about GANJA! Fuck Ghandi, Legalize drugs! You should be part of the real struggle to end the drug war and to legalize all drugs.

ntodd said...

Bravo, Jes! And good luck.

As for the trolls that love to infect this site, they certainly are entertaining as they reveal, and revel in, their misogyny.

Anonymous said...

Jes, thank you for getting arrested. Hopefully, you will end up with a criminal record and have to do some time. Why not do what the rest of us do and call or write your senator instead of your phony cheap theatrical antics. YOU ARE A FUCKING IDIOT AGING HIPPIE ASS HOLE!

Eileen Coles said...

Hey anonymous creep, we don't call and write our senators because when we do they ignore us, along with the rest of the 75% of this country who don't believe Bush's lies and are tired of what he's doing to this country. That's why we have to go the extra step to make sure they notice us.

That seems to bother you. Too bad. You'll just have to deal with it.

Anonymous said...

That's rich, you used to claim 75% are on your side, so why aren't the Democrats doing what you want?

Reality is you don't have the mandate you claim.

Eileen Coles said...

The Democrats are not doing what we want because some of them are cowards, and some of them are corrupt.

Well you goons might frighten some of them, but you don't frighten us.

Anonymous said...

WHEN ARE MORE OF U CHICKS GONNA GET ARRESTED? HAVE THAT MEDIA WHORE ONE GET ARRESTED, SHE WOULD BE HOT STRUGGLING WITH THE POLICE! YOU COULD GET A LOT OF ATTENTION IF YOU EXPOSED YOUR TITS AT THE CAPITOL. WHY NOT DO DAT AND SUPPORT THE CAUSE? I MIGHT BE SWAYED TO BE ANTIWAR IF YOU CHICKS EXPOSED YOUR TITS AND PUT IT ON UTUBE.

Anonymous said...

NOT THE UGLY ONES THO. HAVE THE PRETTY ONES EXPOSE THEIR TITS AT THE CAPITOL. I MEAN IF YOU WERE REALLY ANTIWAR, YOU WOULD EXPOSE YOUR TITS AT THE CAPITOL AND PUT IT ON UTUBE TO PROTEST THE MAN!

Anonymous said...

They should be protesting the REAL war which is the war on drugs. Legalize drugs now damn it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sheesh coles, what is it about an opposite opinion from yours that is supposed to be frightening to anyone, i.e., Democrats? How do you find something a threat unless it is a credible threat of physical harm?

You seem to be one step away from declaring people "Enemies of the Code Pink State" for "thought crimes".

Nicht wahr?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous, "show us your tits" has no class, it's "Take Those Peace Puppies for A Walk".

Remember, Topless Is Pariotic!!!

Anonymous said...

I HAVE SEEN MEDEA GET ARRESTED WEARING A TIGHT SHIRT, BUT HER TITS ARE A SIZE A OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I WANT THE WOMEN WITH THE BIG ONES TO SHOW THEIR SUPPORT FOR THE CAUSE AND GET ARRESTED WHILE WEARING TIGHT CLOTHES!

Eileen Coles said...

So you're such a social retard that it's clear you don't get any for real - and you've chosen to advertise it here? Sounds like a personal problem to me... and by all means do let us know when "what you want" actually matters to any of us, you pathetic pig.

Eileen Coles said...

Anonymous cluetard, in order for you to be arrested for thought crimes, actual thoughts would have to take place. But hey, thank you for playing.

Marie's Two Cents said...

With any luck they will assume you are a threat to Senator Feinstein's safety and at least get you pink pansies off the streets for a few weeks.

Eileen Coles said...

You obviously haven't seen the latest video where DiFi talks peacefully and directly with our activists for a good 20 minutes.

Getting someone to actually use their brain is only considered a "threat" by people who don't have one.

Anonymous said...

Just shows how dumb DiFi is. I don't want my Senator associating with you idiots for 20 minutes.

Eileen Coles said...

Once again, what part of "what you want does not matter here" didn't you understand?

Marie's Two Cents said...

Well you guy's need a good "Time Out" Anyway :-)

Eileen Coles said...

Who asked you, Marie? You do not dictate to us what we "need". Take your brainwashed koolaid elsewhere. Go believe what lies you want, but don't even try to peddle them here.

Sarah said...

Jes,
Thank you for continuing in the good fight for peace. There is no better cause. Stay strong!

Marie's Two Cents said...

LOL!

It's not a lie, you guy's do need a "time out" for a bit :-)

By the way, Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

I think Marie is a hell of a lot more sensible than most of the posters here so I don't know why you have to insult her E Coles. Out of all the posters here you are the one that says the most stupid things and does not reflect well on CP.

Eileen Coles said...

Marie insults people here on a regular basis. You seem just fine with that, anonymous coward. I really don't care what either of you think of me or of Code Pink. Take your opinion to someone who cares.

Marie's Two Cents said...

Eileen,

You should care since 75% of the American public disagree with your antics!

I mean seriously, the 60's are over.

This is an ALL Volunteer Armed Forces, there is NO draft. The anti-victory crowd is all but dead and gone. The Troops dont even agree with your stupidity.

Who are you people to tell the Volunteer Forces to come home if they themselves want to finish the job and be victorious? I mean what gives YOU the right to tell those Soldiers how to live?

What gives YOU the right to harass wounded Soldiers at Walter Reid? Who are you to be judge and jury of anything that goes on with an all Vounteer Force?

You have NO right. The Soldiers are going to do what they want to do whether you like it or not, and they laugh at your idiotic antics.

Even the Troops wish you people would go away.