In Loving Memory | William Thomas | 1947-2009

william_thomas_hollenbeck_white_house_peace_park_04-20-2007William (“Doubting”) Thomas, born March 20, 1947, who has been vigiling outside the White House since June 3, 1981 for Wisdom, Honesty, Truth, Justice, and Global Nuclear Disarmament, died this morning after a long illness and a year-long government stay-away order from Lafayette Park.

Concepcion Picciotto, his 27-year vigiling partner, needs friendship and help.

There will be a special memorial for Thomas in Lafayette Park at noon on March 20th, Thomas’s 62nd birthday.  We hope you can come.

I need your help in spreading the word.  Please send me emails with your favorite anecdotes about Thomas.

Thomas was very ill for the past two years, and I believe he is glad to be at peace now.

See http://prop1. org/thomas. htm

Ellen Thomas
Peace House
1233 12th Street NW,
Washington DC 20005

Tunnel Vision | News from the Gaza-Egypt Border | Kathy Kelly of Voices for Creative Nonviolence

January 10, 2009

Tunnel Vision

By Kathy Kelly

kathy_kelly-printKathy Kelly, a co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence, is writing from Arish, a town near the Rafah border between Egypt and Gaza. Bill Quigley, a human rights lawyer and law professor at Loyola New Orleans and Audrey Stewart are also in Egypt and contributed to this article.

Arish, Egypt–As I write, we can hear the dull thud of explosions in
the distance. Israeli air strikes continue to blast targets in southern Gaza. Merciless bombing of the small Gaza Strip continues into a third week. I heard some people here in Egypt wonder if the Israeli Air Force must be running out of places and people to target.  But perhaps the surveillance drones we heard and saw flying over the Rafah border crossing today hunted down more spots on which bombers could fix their cross-hairs. Perhaps they spotted underground tunnels.  The Israeli government has, reportedly, already destroyed 80% of the tunnels that connect Gaza with the outside world. (more…)

Photos from Palestinian Mothers Website

We continue to pray for the victims of the massacre in Gaza and in all places of war.  Please visit Palestinian Mothers to view these and more unfiltered images and to read the latest accounts from Gaza.

In Gaza, Genocide by Depleted Uranium has begun

It runs parallel with the ground offensive
In Gaza, Genocide by Depleted Uranium has begun
using “GBU-39” bombs provided by the USA

Publication date : 6 January 2009

January 3, 2009, the Israeli Army launched a ground offensive against Gaza – against Hamas and what the Israeli government calls its “jihad”. The international media are focusing on this event, which is provoking indignation or concern in world opinion, and these reactions will be even stronger when people know of the parallel drama – it began on 27 December 2008 with the first Israeli bombardments of Gaza and is continuing less visibly with the use by Israel’s Air Force of “GBU-39” bombs. This weapon is an “intelligent weapon” created by American “military genius” – a genocidal weapon. Read More…

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GAZA EMERGENCY: Stop the Killing NOW!

Please join with CODE PINK in calling for an immediate U.S.-backed ceasefire in Gaza!

Click here for a direct link to the petition that will be given to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice next week.