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What are you doing July 23rd? Well, besides attending my sign language class, I’ll be here: (taken and edited from an e-mail from

This July 23rd, a Monday, Cindy Sheenan (see below) will be leading a march from Arlington National Cemetery (gather there at 10 a.m.) to Capitol Hill, to the office of Congressman John Conyers to ask him to move forward with the impeachment of Dick Cheney. We will wear orange that day, a color that has come to stand for nonviolent revolution. We encourage as many people as possible to join us, and if you cannot, to phone Congressman Conyers’ office that day asking him to move forward on impeachment: (202) 225-5126.

Why July 23, 2007?

It is the fifth anniversary of the Downing Street Meeting, the meeting at Number 10 Downing Street at which the head of British intelligence reported that Bush and Cheney were intent on invading Iraq and were going to “fix the intelligence and facts around the policy.” The meeting was recorded in the Downing Street Minuteswhich were leaked in May 2005. It was then that we launched

On that day, Cindy Sheehan plans to announce her candidacy for Congress, challenging Speaker Nancy Pelosi to represent the 8th District of California. Sheehan’s candidacy is motivated by Pelosi’s actively blocking the impeachment of Cheney and Bush, but Sheehan won’t run if Pelosi endorses impeachment. Please phone Pelosi’s office right away and as often as you can to encourage her to support impeachment: (202) 225-0100.

Also, the 23rd in DC is part of a march from Texas to New York. Cindy Sheehan, Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others are leading a march/drive from Crawford, Texas, to New York City. The march will include stops at the district offices of House Judiciary Committee Members Mel Watt, and Bobby Scott. You can organize a meeting, protest, honk-a-thon, or sit-in at your Congress Member’s office. One way to get organized is with this system. You can find events and create them here. And you can meet people in Facebook. Below is the route and a link for more information and to get involved.

July 10 Crawford Tx Houston Tx
July 11 Houston Tx. New Orleans La.
July 12 New Orleans La. Montgomery Al.
July 13 Montgomery Al. Ft. Benning Ga
July 14 Ft. Benning Ga Atlanta Ga.
July 15 Atlanta Ga. Gainsville Ga.
July 16 Ganisville Ga. Clemson SC
July 17 Clemson SC Charlotte NC
July 18 Charlotte NC Greensboro NC
July 19 Greensboro NC Lynchburg VA
July 20 Lynchburg VA Charlottesville VA (rally at 6 p.m.)
July 21 Charlottesville VA Richmond VA
July 22 Richmond VA Arlington VA
July 23 Arlington Cem White House/ Capitol
July 23 Washington DC Philadelphia PA
July 24 Philadelphia PA Allentown PA
July 25 Allentown PA New York City NY
July 26 United Nations Action
July 27 Begin to Gather at Central Park
July 28 TBA
July 29 Gathering of Hearts Fest Central Park

The impeachment movement is gaining traction, and now is the time to push it all the way to success. Over the weekend, you made Impeach Cheney the number 1 video on Youtube! (Watch it if you haven’t- it’s not the best, but it’s very refreshing to see any kind of anti-Bush administration video reach #1)

On Friday, for the first time, a polling company asked Americans if they want Cheney impeached. A majority of 54% said Yes, and the poll was reported in the media. Congressman John Conyers even cited it on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday. Also, On July 4 – how appropriate! — our Impeach Bush and Cheney petition passed 100,000 signatures! So now we’re raising the bar to 1 million. Have you and everyone you know signed? (I signed it- have you?) Also on July 4, Los Angeles opened an Impeachment Center, and on July 5 Philadelphia held an impeachment forum (see the video).

Impeach Dick and George!


My Uncle Andrew asked “to see a table that matches the reason for the banning to an individual book, and in what countries the book is banned”. I did some digging and look what I found:

What this is, is basically a website that keeps track of [major] book censorship worldwide. Like, extreme cases, like people going crazy and burning books ( If you click on “Archive of Cases” it breaks it down into Dates, Locations, Grounds for Censorship, and Mediums. Quite interesting.

Also, I found This website it basically an ad for the 4 volumes in the Banned Books: Censorship Histories of World Literature series, which include
Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on Political Grounds, on Religious Grounds, on Sexual Grounds, and on Social Grounds
(all seperate books). The website also includes 112 Banned Books, the Bible being #1. I also found, which helps you find books in libraries all around. The current setting is for Banned Books: Literature Suppressed on on Religious Grounds.

Neat-o stuff. Check it out! And also check out SICKO, by Michael Moore, it was tres tres TRES bien!

It’s a while off, but just keep it in mind: Banned Books Week is September 29 through October 6 of this year (2007). Check out 100 Most Frequently Banned Books (1990-2000) to help you build up your to-read banned book list. You’d be surprised what’s on there. A Wrinkle In Time?? The Giver?? Captain Underpants?? Where’s Waldo?? C’mon people!!