To: on_the_ground newsletter
Subject: [ontheground] !newsletter! dec.04

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1. buy nothing gift workshop (dec.6)
2. events calendar.
3. NEWS: Chicago city council considers anti-war resoultion.

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BUY NOTHING GIFT WORKSHOP

Friday December 6th : 11am-5pm
1104 s. wabash (columbia college)
first floor lounge.

bring an idea or two, bring a friend, or just bring yourself:

* recipe potluck--bring a recipe for something that one could use as a gift.
at the end of the workshop, we will photocopy all the contributions and
handout a recipe zine.

* recording & musical equipment to make your own holiday folk album.

* japanese lunch sacks/hobo sacks, + fabric and a sewing machine to use.

* 19th century-style black paper silhouettes
(http://schistory.org/wire/2002_July/Silhouette.html)

{_2_} calendar:

___sunday, december 08, 6pm___ONTHEGROND MEETING___
at the house of raw sugar: 2108 n. whipple (logan square)
agenda: tabling, planning local anti-war actions, iraq sanctions publicity,
january 18-19 anti-war demo in DC, making flyers.
email ontheground@okcancel.org for directions or call 312/410.8131

___date TBA___COLUMBIA COLLEGE STUDENT FORUM ON HOMELAND SECURITY ACT___
If you are part of a student organization, please email Erin to get
involved: < erinrobinson33@yahoo.com >. updates on this future event will be
posted on our newsletters and on the website:
< http://ontheground.okcancel.org >

more information on the homeland security act and it's consequences:
# http://dc.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=39795
# http://geocities.com/totalinformationawareness
# know your rights! http://www.nlg.org/post911/legal/KYR/rightsinfo.htm

___january 18-19___ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION IN WASHINGTON DC___
plese get in touch with us if you are interested in traveling to dc for this
weekend event.

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CHICAGO CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERING ANTI-WAR RESOLUTION
(from http://chicago.indymedia.org)
Wednesday, Dec 4: The Chicago City Council will consider an anti-war
resolution (text below) sponsored by 11 Chicago alderman in today's session,
according to today's Chicago Sun-Times. The Sun Times is reporting that
initial resolution sponsor, Alderman Joseph Moore, got the idea for the
anti-war resolution following a phone call from Betty Willhoyte, former
President of the League of Women Voters of Illinois, now active with Chicago
Against War in Iraq.


The 11 sponsors are:

Toni Preckwinkle - 4th
Lesilie Hairston - 5th
Freddrenna M. Lyle - 6th
Ted Thomas - 15th
Leonard DeVille - 21st
Ricardo Munoz - 22nd
Billy Ocasio - 26th
Ed Smith - 28th
Isaac Carothers - 29th
Helen Shiller - 46th
Joseph Moore - 49th


- RESOLUTION OPPOSING A PRE-EMPTIVE U.S. MILITARY ATTACK ON IRAQ

WHEREAS, the issues between Iraq and the world community have not proven to
be irresoluble by traditional diplomatic efforts; and

WHEREAS, no evidence has been presented that Iraq poses an imminent threat
to the security of the United States or the safety of its citizens; and

WHEREAS, hastily implemented unilateral U.S. military actions would risk the
deaths of thousands of Iraqi civilians without guaranteeing the safety and
security of U.S. citizens, nor would such unilateral actions guarantee the
installation of a free and democratic Iraqi government; and

WHEREAS, a pre-emptive U.S. military attack would violate international law
and our commitments under the U.N. Charter and further isolate the U.S. from
the rest of the world; andWHEREAS, a U.S.-led war in Iraq would purloin
billions of dollars from the U.S. economy, compromise our current action in
Afghanistan, and require years of nation-building activities in Iraq; and

WHEREAS, the Bush administration has failed to articulate a clear strategic
objective or outcome of a military attack against Iraq, and such an attack
fails to enjoy the support of many of our important allies;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the members of the City Council of
the City of Chicago, oppose a pre-emptive U.S. military attack on Iraq
unless it is demonstrated that Iraq poses a real and imminent threat to the
security and safety of the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we support a return of U.N. weapons inspectors
to Iraq, enhanced by sufficient police support to guarantee unfettered
access to all targeted sites; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we urge the U.S. to work through the U.N.
Security Council and reaffirm our nation's commitment to the rule of law in
all international relationships; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the
Illinois congressional delegation and the President of the United States.

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