July 27th, 2006

Chris Keeley

Troops home Fast

Troops home fast

http://www.troopshomefast.org/

Around the country, 35 groups began local fasts. At the train station near Hillary Clinton's home in Chappaqua, 100 fasters showed up to ask her to stop supporting the occupation. Over 100 people joined in action in Chicago and in San Francisco; CODEPINK and supporters camped outside of Senator Diane Feinstein's house and fasted in front of her office for a week. We received messages from fasts in Rome, Germany, Pakistan and Egypt. Local groups are invited to upload & view action photos from around the country! New Blog Feature: you are also invited to upload your blogs to our website!

http://www.codepinkalert.org//article.php?id=1127
Chris Keeley

Tomatsu

Tomatsu

Start Program

http://www.sfmoma.org/tomatsu/

Launch Shomei Tomatsu 



Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation



Delve into Tomatsu's stirring pictures of postwar Japan and learn why he is revered as one of the country's most important photographers. Video footage of the artist in Nagasaki, as well as commentary by scholar Leo Rubinfien, provide a rich context for exploring Tomatsu's personal vision.

This feature works best with high-bandwidth Web access. You can also view it at the Museum on our interactive kiosks, located in the galleries and the Koret Visitor Education Center.


http://www.sfmoma.org/tomatsu/
Chris Keeley

Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now

Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now

CodePink Founder Interrupts Iraqi PM's Speech To Congress in Protest Against Iraq War

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/07/27/1423254

 

On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki addressed a joint session of Congress. He was interrupted when CODEPINK founder Medea Benjamin yelled out: “Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now.” Benjamin was arrested and charged with disrupting Congress. She joins us from Washington, where she is on her 24th day of a fast against the war. [includes rush transcript]

 


On Wednesday, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki addressed a joint session of Congress. In his 30-minute speech al-Maliki stated that his country’s future depended on continued US commitment and that Iraq was a front line in the war on terrorism. At one point during the speech a protester began to scream ‘Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now.’

The protester, CODEPINK’s Medea Benjamin, was arrested and charged with disrupting Congress. Medea is on her 24th day of a long-term fast for peace called - the Troops Home Fast. Also fasting is environmental activist and co-founder of CodePink Diane Wilson. Diane has said that she will continue fasting until the U.S commits to a plan to bring the troops home.

Medea Benjamin and Diane Wilson both join us from our Washington D.C. studio.

 

  • Medea Benjamin. Longtime peace activist and founder of the anti-war group CODEPINK

     

  • Diane Wilson. Texan environmental activist and co-founder of the anti-war group CODEPINK. She has been on a hunger strike outside the White House since July 4. She is the author of the book "An Unreasonable Woman: A True Story of Shrimpers, Politicos, Polluters, and the Fight for Seadrift, Texas."
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