Monthly Archives: November 2009

(Free speech & Canada)

From, 11/30/09

Amy Goodman Detained at Canadian Border, Questioned About Speech…and 2010 Olympics

While traveling to Vancouver, Canada to speak at the Vancouver Public Library at a benefit for community radio stations, Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman and her two colleagues were detained by Canadian authorities. Amy was questioned extensively about the speech she intended to give; their car was gone through by armed border guards, and their papers and laptop computers were scoured. The armed interrogators were particularly interested in whether she would be speaking about the upcoming Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics….

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Letter to the president


As the world will be listening to your decision tomorrow, if you choose to send more troops to Afghanistan you would have lost my support as well as a vast majority of voters who have voted for change.

Mr. President, this war will bring more coffins coming home. Will you be watching those returns with pride? I beg of you to keep your promises and be the proud recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Do not send more troops!

Monique Frugier

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An Open Letter to President Obama from Michael Moore


Dear President Obama,

Do you really want to be the new “war president”? If you go to West Point tomorrow night (Tuesday, 8pm) and announce that you are increasing, rather than withdrawing, the troops in Afghanistan, you are the new war president. Pure and simple. And with that you will do the worst possible thing you could do — destroy the hopes and dreams so many millions have placed in you. With just one speech tomorrow night you will turn a multitude of young people who were the backbone of your campaign into disillusioned cynics. You will teach them what they’ve always heard is true — that all politicians are alike. I simply can’t believe you’re about to do what they say you are going to do. Please say it isn’t so.

It is not your job to do what the generals tell you to do. We are a civilian-run government. Continue reading

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Afghanistan in 17 words

Dear President Obama,

If we wanted a troop surge in Afghanistan, we would have elected John McCain. Don’t go there.


Cameron L. Maris
on Twitter, 11/30/09

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