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Thursday, February 7th, 2013

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War is Over, if you want it: Happy Christmas from John & Yoko

Sunday, December 16th, 2012

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http://imaginepeace.com/warisover/

Willie Nelson, “Jimmy’s Road”

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

“I wrote ‘Jimmy’s Song’ when my friend and bass player, David Zettner, was drafted into the army during the Viet Nam War. I could have called it ‘David’s Song,’ but ‘Jimmy’s Road’ sounded more euphonious. Thank you, Chet Atkins, for that big word. He said that one time about some line I had written. At the time I didn’t know what it meant — words that go together — but I said, ’Alright Chet, thanks.’ I was relieved to find out later it was a good thing.”

– Willie Nelson

Occupy Hawaii! Peace!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

Congressman Dennis Kucinich introduces bill to force vote on wars

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

www.warisacrime.org

WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 23, 2011) — Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) is introducing this evening a Concurrent Resolution, directing the President, pursuant to section 5(c) of the War Powers Resolution, to remove United States Armed Forces from Libya.

Kucinich’s bill directs the President to remove the United States Armed Forces from Libya within 15 days of the adoption of this concurrent resolution.

See a copy of the legislation here.

Another woman for peace! There is a Peaceful Solution

Monday, March 21st, 2011

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Mary Jane Lane, in San Francisco

Dear Linda,

For the third year – since that first show when the Promise of the real rocked me with a peaceful solution — I have marched in the anniversary of the Iraq war protest march in the streets of San Francisco.   

The past few years the sign has been hand written so this year I thought it might work better if I borrow Micah’s art and make the letters darker so that you could see it in Washington  — from the news dispatches from the middle east yesterday it is apparent my signs need to get a whole hell of a lot bigger — but I am not going to let it dampen my spirits. 

A lot of regular first time marchers stood with me in the rain and hail-there was music, marching drums and a drum circle where we danced in front of the St. Francis Church for 20 minutes in a drum circle — boy we could have used Tato and Anthony.

If you agree you should put something in the blog about organizing all like fans to make their own peaceful solution and join me in the streets of their city to shout down the war!!!   We could make it competitive to see which cities have the biggest turn out of fans!

Anyway thought you might enjoy.   I have been following Lukas’ music since the fillmore inauguration show in jan 09. I am on lucky #17 tonight….

— Mary

Willie Nelson and Family presents, ‘The War Prayer’, by Mark Twain

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

‘This is Jimmy’s Road’, by Willie Nelson

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

“I wrote ‘Jimmy’s Song’ when my friend and bass player, David Zettner, was drafted into the army during the Viet Nam War.  I could have called it ‘David’s Song,’ but ‘Jimmy’s Road’ sounded more euphonious.  Thank you, Chet Atkins, for that big word.  He said that one time about some line I had written.  At the time I didn’t know what it meant — words that go together — but I said,  ‘Alright Chet, thanks.’   I was relieved to find out later it was a good thing.”

— Willie Nelson

“Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth,” by Willie Nelson

Saturday, March 19th, 2011

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Willie Nelson wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

This day in Willie Nelson history: ‘Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth’ performed at Dennis Kucinich fundraiser

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

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Willie Nelson wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

Happy Birthday, Willie Nelson

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

http://www.WillieNelsonPRI.com
by Jay Greathouse

The Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute connects individuals and special interest groups to show how apparently individual issues actually exist as problems for us all. The Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute promotes cross-issue support under the watchwords of Peace, Love, Unity and Respect.

It seems that individuals only get involved in becoming the change they wish to see in the world when an issue touches them personally. While the support of individual issues often meets personal needs, while taking up a great deal of personal time, energy and resources, it also proves effective in the championing of selective causes.

However, it often seems that selective causes only make great moves forward when other individuals become newly involved bringing more time, energy and resources to the cause. The surprising benefit of this occurs when the help is reciprocated and all progressive causes move forward together.

When we identify and recognize the common opponent of all progressive causes then it becomes easier not to fall into the trap of competing with other progressive causes instead of cooperating. The common opponent attacks Peace, Love, Unity and Respect in order to keep its power and everyone else powerless.

Just by cooperating with Peace, Love, Unity and Respect we deny power to the violent, hateful, divisive and self-righteous. This action alone is capable of organically building the structure and social conventions for the better world we all desire.

Every year when his birthday rolls around people around the world ask,”What does Willie Nelson want on his birthday?” The Willie Nelson Peace Research Institute seems to be in the perfect position to answer that question.

Give Each Other Peace, Love, Unity and Respect

to read the entire article:  http://www.WillieNelsonpri.com

Willie Nelson sings, “This Land is Your Land,” with John McCutcheon on children’s album

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Willie Nelson joins Faith Hill, Brenda Lee and other’s and contributes to new children’s album, “Love & Peace — Greatest Hits for Kids.”  The album seeks to introduce young music listeners to classic, inspiring songs by a variety of artists.  And of course, the rest of us can enjoy it, too.

 Willie Nelson sings Woody Guthrie’s classic, ‘This Land is Your Land’ with John McCutcheon and friends on the album.   Faith Hills sings with one of her daughters on , ‘Before you Grow.’ Also featured on the album are Brenda Lee, Linda Ronstadt with Andrew Gold, Taj Mahal, Sheila E, and more.  The album is in stores now, and on-line.

“Love & Peace – Greatest Hits For Kids” Track List

1. “Baby Beluga” by Raffi
2. “On The Good Ship Lollipop” by Maria Muldaur
3. “Choo Choo Boogaloo” by Buckwheat Zydeco
4. “La Bamba” by Los Lobos
5. “Grandma’s Feather Bed” by Brenda Lee
6. “I Love My Shirt” by Donovan
7. “If I Had A Hammer” by Brian Johnson of AC/DC
8. “Teddy Bears’ Picnic” by The Persuasions
9. “I Really Love To Dance” by Laurie Berkner
10. “The Monster Mash” by Andrew Gold & Linda Ronstadt
11. “Banana Boat Song” by Taj Mahal
12. “Juba Dis And Juba Dat” by Sheila E
13. “This Land Is Your Land” by Willie Nelson, John McCutcheon & Friends
14. “Before You Grow” by Faith Hill
15. “Apple Blossom Fairies” by MFLP Players
16. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” by Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Tomorrow Dennis Kucinich will introduce bill to end US war in Afghanistan

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

www.kucinich.house.gov

“The Washington Post reports that nearly one billion dollars per year in cash, suspected to include U.S. aid, opium receipts or both, is moving from Afghanistan to Dubai, where friends and family of Afghanistan’s President Karzai have multimillion dollar villas. 

“Dubai real estate deals and a number of crooked enterprises connected to the Karzai family have created crony capitalism in a country awash with U.S. cash and U.S. blood. 

“Nearly 1000 U.S. soldiers have died. And for what? Hundreds of billions spent. And for what?  To make Afghanistan safe for crooks, drug dealers and crony capitalism? 

“Next Thursday, I will bring a privileged resolution to this House so that Congress can claim our constitutional right to end this war and to bring our troops home.  Please support the resolution.”

Kucinich will introduce the resolution on Thursday, March 4, 2010.  It is expected that the resolution will be taken up for consideration on the following Wednesday,
March 10, 2010 and that the debate will be subject to a rule providing for three hours of debate.  

On Tuesday night, March 2nd, Rep. Kucinich recorded a special message for Progressive Democrats of America. Click here to listen to it and to an hour-long phone call with activists from around the country organizing efforts to defund the war. You can find and contribute to a whip list of congress members’ positions on Kucinich’s resolution and on voting for the next $33 billion at http://defundwar.org.

Also, you can contact your member of Congress and ask them to be an original co-sponsor of the Kucinich resolution.

www.afterdowningstreet.org

David Swanson

Dennis Kucinich will speak at “No You Can’t” Peace Rally in Washington (12/12/09)

Sunday, December 6th, 2009

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Over 100 leading peace activists have announced an ‘Emergency Anti-Escalation Rally’ at the White House on December 12, from 11a.m. to 4 p.m., to reject President Obama’s planned military escalation in Afghanistan. The rally is organized by End US Wars, a newly formed coalition of national and grass-roots antiwar organizations, with endorsements from leading peace leaders.

Speakers include: Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Cynthia McKinney, Sen. Mike Gravel, Kathy Kelly, Chris Hedges, David Swanson, Phyllis Bennis, Rev. Graylan Hagler, Gael Murphy, Coy McKinney, Debra Sweet, Brian Becker, Mathis Chiroux, Lynne Williams, Hon. Betty Hall, Elaine Brower, Marian Douglas, Michael Knox, Ralph Lopez, Ron Fisher, and statements from Col. Ann Wright, Stephen Zunes and Granny D (turning 100).

 

The U.S. Constitution leaves the decision to wage war to Congress, and Congress can enforce its decision not to wage war by refusing to fund it.  Blocking a funding bill for wars requires the House of Representatives alone, and both Democrats and Republicans in the House are rapidly joining us in saying No to war funding.

It’s time to finally get serious (more…)

Willie Nelson: Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2006

I was at a concert this weekend in California to raise money for the National Veterans Foundation. I’m an Air Force veteran, and I have great respect for the military. I like to support the soldiers whenever I can. But I don’t support this war in Iraq.

I was against the war before it started. I always thought it was a terrible decision, badly thought out, badly planned, and then horribly executed.

I want to see our troops come home right away, and so do most Americans. Unfortunately, too many politicians in both parties refuse to listen.

So when will the troops come home? When we won’t put up with it anymore–when we change our government. And how will we do that? By voting the bastards out! On November 7th, you should vote for anyone who’s against the war and vote against anyone who’s for the war. It’s that simple.

When I wrote the song “Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth” (LYRICS) at Christmastime in 2003, a lot of people were for the war, a lot of people didn’t know the facts or the truth. But people are waking up now. They’re learning that they were lied to about the war. They’re feeling lied to about this Mark Foley scandal in terms of who knew what and when. They’re questioning the leadership in this country.

And that gives us new possibilities for November 7th. If we all go out and vote for peace candidates and get our friends to vote, and if our votes are really counted, it’s no contest. There’ll be a change in the Congress, and then we’ll just have to keep building so we can get a president who won’t send our soldiers to fight a war based on lies.

We should have thrown the bastards out years ago. Let’s do it now! Give Peace A VOTE!

Willie Nelson

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Congressman Dennis Kucinich with Willie Nelson. Come and visit www.kucinich.us Video done by Chad Ely.    Willie sang this song at a fundraiser for Dennis Kucinich in Austin, Texas, in January 2004.

Willie wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

There’s so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth
We believe everything that they tell us
They’re gonna’ kill us
So we gotta’ kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier’s life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth
(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it’s just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don’t confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth