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Live Election Coverage for Those Without TV

You can watch MSNBC coverage live on the net:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8004316/




CNN Radio live and FREE:
http://www.cnn.com/
scroll down and you'll see "Listen to CNN Radio"



LIVE ABC News Coverage:
http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/page?id=2623802



CBS News Live:
http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/i_vi...annel=ondemand
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Posted on Tue, 07 November 2006 07:53 by Ava
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Election 2006: Races to Watch on Election Day!
This Tuesday, the midterm elections take place. This election is crucial to our country. We must NOT "stay the course" with republicans. They continue to lead us in circles with their lies and corruption. On November 7th, vote for change and a new course to follow. I have put together a small list of candidates in key states the Peace Takes Courage fully supports. VOTE!!!



To see the list click "Read More."

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Posted on Sun, 05 November 2006 06:05 by Ava
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Friday Feel Good Music
Tuesday is the big election and Monday will be a crazy and hectic day for those of us working for change. Takes some time to chill out and relax this weekend and remember for Vote for CHANGE on Tuesday.

OutKast - Idlewild Blue (Don't Chu Worry Bout Me)

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Posted on Fri, 03 November 2006 12:31 by Ava
Posted by Ava


TOMORROW! PROTEST THE WAR!
Join me TOMORROW, October 21, 2006, at the State Capitol Steps in Montgomery, Alabama, and we'll show the Bush Administration what real support for our troops looks like by protesting the war and demanding our troops be brought home. We will protest and have a candle light vigil in honor of the fallen. There will be live music and speakers at "Sixteen Candles for Soldiers," so bring a friend or a whole crowd. The Alabama State Capitol is located at 600 Dexter Avenue. For more details on the event including a list or performers please visit:
www.peacetakescourage.com/16

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Posted on Fri, 20 October 2006 11:49 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Peace Is Our Profession
Check out the new Lazlo Bane video for their song honoring the great Stanley Kubrick film Dr. Strangelove. The song is called "Peace Is Our Profession." Watch it and pass it along!



Be sure to check out their website too:
http://www.lazlobane.com/

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Posted on Tue, 17 October 2006 09:46 by Ava
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Is this how they "support our troops"?
War stress hits soldiers - The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan appear to be taking a greater toll on the mental health of the so-called weekend warriors than on that of active-duty troops, the Army's leading expert on combat stress said during a congressional hearing Thursday. Army Col. Charles Hoge testified that 41% of National Guardsmen and reservists raised concerns about their mental health in answers to a survey taken three to six months after they returned from combat. That compares with 32% of active-duty troops who responded to the survey, says Hoge, a psychiatrist with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and an expert in post-traumatic stress disorder.

VA shortchanging mental health programs - The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to fully spend a promised $300 million since 2005 to fill critical gaps in mental health services for returning troops and others, congressional investigators said. The money was supposed to be used to improve awareness of the VA's mental health programs and provide better access to them for troops who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, women and other veterans suffering from serious mental illnesses. But a Government Accountability Office report released Thursday found that the agency underspent the money and that not all of what it did spend went to those programs.

So, PTSD is hitting soldiers hard, yet the VA isn't funding the mental health services that they desperately need. I guess this is another good example of how our current government "supports" our troops.

enough is enough. bring them home!

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Posted on Sun, 01 October 2006 12:18 by Ava
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Support Kerry's call for a filibuster!
Sen. John Kerry has decided to support a filibuster to block the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court. Kerry already has the support of Senator Edward Kennedy. 41 votes are needed to sustain a filibuster. Please contact your Senators and ask them to support Senator Kerry's call for a filibuster. Here is a list of the phone numbers and email address of all U.S. Senators.
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Posted on Thu, 26 January 2006 04:40 by Ava
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Alito Watch Day 2
Watch the Senate debate LIVE


Atleast 54 Senators, including 3 Democrats (Johnson, Nelson, and Byrd) have declared the intention to vote for the confirmation of Samuel Alito. Check the list and contact these Senators to tell them Americans don't want Alito confirmed to the Supreme Court.


A great article on the subject from the NYT:

Senators in Need of a Spine
quote:

Judge Samuel Alito Jr., whose entire history suggests that he holds extreme views about the expansive powers of the presidency and the limited role of Congress, will almost certainly be a Supreme Court justice soon. His elevation will come courtesy of a president whose grandiose vision of his own powers threatens to undermine the nation's basic philosophy of government - and a Senate that seems eager to cooperate by rolling over and playing dead.


continue reading...


Also, if you haven't alread read it, check out ThinkProgress.org's Samuel Alito's America.


Update:
Byrd has declared the intention to vote in favor of the confirmation of Alito. I'm am very disappointed. Phone, fax, and email Senator Byrd to let him know how disappointed you are about his Alito vote.

Fax: 304-343-7144
Phone: 202-224-3954
Email
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Posted on Thu, 26 January 2006 01:39 by Ava
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Alito Watch
To the Senate began the first day of floor debate on the nomination of Samuel Alito to be an associate justice the U.S. Supreme Court. Alito has an extreme right-wing judicial record that has earned him the nickname "Scalito" for his resemblance to Antonin Scalia.

If confirmed, Alito would join at least three other right-wing justices:
John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, and Clarence Thomas.

With the Republicans holding the majority of the Senate seats, Alito is headed to an almost certain confirmation. The confirmation of Alito is a decision that will effect Americans for years to come. It is crucial that we tell our elected represenatives to vote NO on Alito. We must let them know that if they vote to confirm Alito, they will be losing the support of the people who elect them. Let them know that Americans are not ok with their Constitutional rights being put in danger by the confirmation of Samuel Alito. What will it take for the Democrats in the Senate to have some guts and stand up for the Constitution and the American people?

Fax and phone your senators and tell them to filibuster Alito.

Watch the Senate debate LIVE

Update: Atleast 49 Senators have declared the intention to vote for the confirmation of Samuel Alito. Check the list and contact these Senators to tell them Americans don't want Alito confirmed to the Supreme Court.
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Posted on Wed, 25 January 2006 03:46 by Ava
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Gonzales Spy Defense Met With Protest

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales tried Tuesday to defend President Bush's domestic spying program. During his speech, more than a dozen students staged a silent protest by turning their backs to Gonzales. Five students wearing black hoods unfurled a banner with a quote from Benjamin Franklin:

"Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither."


- Members of the audience, some wearing black hoods, stand up and turn their backs on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, rear center, as he speaks at Georgetown University Law School Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006.

Watch Video (RealPlayer)
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Posted on Wed, 25 January 2006 03:44 by Ava
Posted by Ava


New Animation - The 32% Part II
If you didn't see Part 1 check it out here:
http://www.peacetakescourage.com/multimedia/32.html



The 32% Part II
(love letters from the Right)
Flash - http://www.peacetakescourage.com/multimedia/32part2.html
WMV - http://www.peacetakescourage.com/multimedia/32part2.wmv


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Posted on Fri, 14 July 2006 09:11 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Buzzflash: Ava Lowery Knows Peace Takes Courage
Ava Lowery Knows Peace Takes Courage

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

It’s just that I’m passionate about what I’m saying. I know what I'm saying, and it’s true.

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Sincerity, honesty, courage, and conscience -- Ava Lowery has them all. She's like a fresh breeze that blew in to replace the stale pundits and Bush administration propagandists who have pushed for war and an endless occupation of Iraq. Ava Lowery first launched her website, Peace Takes Courage, in March, 2005. Much like Cindy Sheehan's foray to Crawford a year ago, Ava's Web-based campaign for truth and peace has proven inspiring and effective. This young girl, who built a Web page and created a steady stream of imagery, music, and news to fill it, is living proof that each of us can make a difference in the struggle for accountability, peace, and a political voice. She's the face of hope and someone who gives the phrase "Support Our Troops" a whole new meaning. We're pleased to share our conversation with her with you.
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Posted on Thu, 13 July 2006 01:26 by Ava
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NEW ANIMATION - For Their Sake
Check out my newest animation and let me know what you think.
We must demand the truth about the war in Iraq from the Bush Administration.



For Their Sake -
http://www.peacetakescourage.com/multimedia/fortheirsake.html

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Posted on Wed, 12 July 2006 02:03 by Ava
Posted by Ava


Peace Takes Courage in the Rolling Stone!
If you pick up the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine and turn to page 40, you'll see PeaceTakesCourage!!!

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Posted on Sun, 09 July 2006 04:13 by Ava
Posted by Ava


An older animation that still fits today
I made this one last year, but since things have only gotten worse, the animation still applies today.

Declaration -
http://www.peacetakescourage.com/declaration.html


Also, I'm going out of town for a few days, but as soon as I return I'm going to begin on a new animation. Everyone have a great Independence Day and stay safe!
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Posted on Tue, 04 July 2006 10:39 by Ava

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