UPDATE: “…Price of Courage”; House Committee Votes in Favor of Armenian Genocide Recognition bill, Turkey pulls its Ambassador; Congress Member Dennis Kuchinich introduces End Afghan War Resolution, full House hearing March 11 (Sign the Petition Here)

UPDATE: “Armenian Genocide Resolution: President Obama and the price of moral courage”, in the Christian Science Monitor, Read it Here.

Look here to see how the House Committee Members voted, Pro (Yes) and Con (No), and if one of these NO voters is your Congress Member, call them up on Monday and tell them what you think about their spineless vote.

Congress Begins Afghanistan Debate
Kucinich Resolution will Spark House Debate Next Week

Washington, Mar 4 – Click here to sign Congress Member Dennis Kucinich’s petition to End the Wars and view his statement. Please spread this link to all your friends. March 11 House Debates and Votes to End the War.

Sign Peace Action West’s petition to End the Wars, will be sent to your Congress Members, click here.

Crossposted at Armenia Homeland

Two Victories in one day:
1. House Committee Recognizes the Armenian Genocide and
2. Congress Member Dennis Kucinich introduces his End Afghan War Resolution. Full House debate for March 11.

Armenian Geocide Resolution passes House Committee by ONE vote.

The Turkish government could not stop the House Foreign Affairs Committee from passing House Resolution 252. The measure calls on the President to ensure that the foreign policy of the United States reflects appropriate understanding and sensitivity concerning issues related to human rights, ethnic cleansing, and genocide documented in the United States record relating to the Armenian Genocide. Immediately, Turkey recalled their Ambassador and threatened the U.S. that if they pass this, there will be “high consequences”. This is the threat Turkey has used over the years. The U.S. needs their bases to land goods, arms, vehicles to be used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Will the Turkish government shut them down? We will let you know when to take further action. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has to set this for a floor vote, click here to tell Speaker Pelosi to “Set a hearing on the Armenian Genocide bill HR 252 as soon as possible. The time is now !” Thank you all for taking action.

You can view the full 3+ hours of House Armenian Genocide hearing, click here.

Read More about 20th Century Genocides: The History Place

Recognize the 1915 Genocide for what it is, Click here, signed by 60 world historians.

From Congress Member Dennis Kuchinich website:

Congress Begins Afghanistan Debate
Kucinich Resolution will Spark House Debate Next Week

Washington, Mar 4 – Click here to sign his petition and view his statement.

    Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today introduced H. Con Res. 248 a privileged resolution with 16 original cosponsors that will require the House of Representatives to debate whether to continue the war in Afghanistan. A rule is expected to provide for three hours of debate which will occur on Wednesday March 11, 2010.

    Speaking about his resolution on the House floor today, Kucinich said, “There is a new way to fight war in Afghanistan. U.S. Commanders are publicly telling the Taliban when we are coming and where we are going to wage war. This while Karzai tries to cut a deal with the Taliban!

    “Meanwhile a large offensive is being mounted–an assault on Kandahar. The U.S. is going to have 100,000 troops ready for a big battle by autumn and logistical problems abound. Here is a quote from the February 20th National Journal, “So, despite the immense effort to push out supplies, the front-line fighters sometimes don’t even have the minimum they need. ‘We had guys out there at outposts in my area of operations starving because we couldn’t get resupply in to them,’” said one Major.

    “What is this all about? To strengthen corrupt central government officials building villas in Dubai? I am introducing a privileged resolution to get us out of Afghanistan and I urge your support,” Kucinich added.

    Original cosponsors include Representatives John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI); Ron Paul (R-TX); José Serrano (D-NY); Bob Filner (D-CA); Lynn Woolsey (D-CA); Walter Jones, Jr. (R-NC); Danny Davis (D-IL); Barbara Lee (D-CA); Michael Capuano (D-MA); Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ); Tammy Baldwin (D-WI); Timothy Johnson (R-IL); Yvette Clarke (D-NY); Eric Massa (D-NY); Alan Grayson (D-FL); and Chellie Pingree (D-ME).

    See a copy of the resolution here.


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