Sunday, September 12, 2004

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If everyone on this list put a couple of dollars in an envelop and sent it to
Dennis, it would really help. Dee

If you have listened to KKFI's MorningBuzz on Wednesdays, you may recall when
I had Dennis Kyne and the Veterans for Peace in the studio a couple of months
ago as they trekked across the country. I ran into him on the streets of New
York two weeks ago, shortly before his arrest.

Dennis is a tireless activist for peace and justice, who has been working
very hard to raise awareness of Depleted Uranium, which has been used to coat
bunker-buster bombs, which has left the Iraqi countryside decimated, and has
had catastrophic impact on GI health. (Can you say Gulf War Syndrome?)

I urge you to check out, his book, "Support the Truth", pass
this email along, and help Dennis with his financial/legal issues if you can.


Mike Murphy

From: "dennis kyne"
Date: September 9, 2004 8:43:28 PM GMT+07:00
Subject: I Need Help

Hello All,

I was arrested in New York during the massive sweeps of the RNC.

I am scheduled to reappear in court on October 25th to challenge eight
different counts
and I promise all, I was the loudest person there, but I surely didn't need
to be cited for
acting violently, they buried me into the system and kept me locked up in the
the Manhattan Detention Center. This system has very few white people
incarcerated; however, the African-Americans in the system loved what was
happening on the streets and taught me how to use the phones and got my ass
back out of jail as fast as I was put in.

Inmates said they appreciated the work of the protesters, fed me anything
around that didn't have meat and said that because of the work we had done,
the jail system, for the very short time we were present, was free of
cockroaches and the dehumanization that we all know goes on in the prisons of
America. I experienced no racism in this facility after being warned by
police my number was up.

So, I currently need to raise money for travel expenses back to New York and
any fees that should need to be covered.

Below is a list of the work I have done in the past couple of months, I have
taken a vow of nonviolence and am insulted that the police are insinuating
that because I am a combat Veteran I MUST be violent. That is the stigma we
veterans live with for our entire post- combat lives, and it is not only
unfair, as most of you know it is untrue.

I fight for equality and justice, and most of all truth, and as a lot of you
know, I operate as somewhat of a Lone Wolf because of the intensity under
which I function. I watched as police were ordered to drop young women,
detain 16-year-old boys, and round up chinese food delivery people with the
only qualification for detention "being on a bike" while the critical mass
folks rode by. It was Martial Law, it is not what I almost died in Combat
for. I watched as people became unhealthy in a bus terminal used to detain
people, and I stayed with an oppressed majority in the TOMBS and learned that
we are all in this together. I am asking anyone who can help me with a
donation of any amount so I can fly to New York and defend myself against
these incredibly loaded charges.

If you see it as within your means, please use:

PO Box 720254
San Jose, CA 95172 USA
Dennis Kyne

Please forward this to anyone or all.
In peace and gratitude,






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    {From Alternet's News Log]


    - Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.

    - David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.

    - Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.

    - Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army

    journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.

    - Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.

    - Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-'47; Medal of Honor, WWII.

    - John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V

    Purple Hearts.

    - John Edwards: did not serve.

    - Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.

    - Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68; Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam.

    - Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-1953.

    - Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.

    - Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.

    - Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII, receiving the Bronze Star and

    seven campaign ribbons.

    - Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart, Silver Star and

    Legion of Merit.

    - Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.

    - Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze

    Star with Combat V.

    - Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.

    - Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57

    - Chuck Robb: Vietnam

    - Howell Heflin: Silver Star

    - George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.

    - Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft but

    received 311.

    - Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.

    - Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953

    - John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.

    - Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul


    - Wesley Clark: U.S. Army, 1966-2000, West Point, Vietnam, Purple Heart,

    Silver Star. Retired 4-star general.

    - John Dingell: WWII vet

    - John Conyers: Army 1950-57, Korea



    - Dennis Hastert: did not serve.

    - Tom Delay: did not serve.

    - House Whiip Roy Blunt: did not serve.

    - Bill Frist: did not serve.

    - Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.

    - George Pataki: did not serve.

    - Mitch McConnell: did not serve.

    - Rick Santorum: did not serve.

    - Trent Lott: did not serve.

    - Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several deferments, the last by marriage.

    - John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.

    - Jeb Bush: did not serve.

    - Karl Rove: did not serve.

    - Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked Max

    Cleland's patriotism.

    - Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.

    - Vin Weber: did not serve.

    - Richard Perle: did not serve.

    - Douglas Feith: did not serve.

    - Eliot Abrams: did not serve.

    - Richard Shelby: did not serve.

    - Jon Kyl: did not serve.

    - Tim Hutchison: did not serve.

    - Christopher Cox: did not serve.

    - Newt Gingrich: did not serve.

    - Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as aviator and flight instructor.

    - George W. Bush: six-year Nat'l Guard commitment (in four).

    - Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role making


    - Gerald Ford: Navy, WWII

    - Phil Gramm: did not serve.

    - John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and

    Distinguished Flying Cross.

    - Bob Dole: an honorable veteran.

    - Chuck Hagel: two Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star, Vietnam.

    - Duke Cunningham: nominated for Medal of Honor, Navy Cross, Silver Stars,

    Air Medals, Purple Hearts.

    - Jeff Sessions: Army Reserves, 1973-1986

    - JC Watts: did not serve.

    - Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.

    - G.H.W. Bush: Pilot in WWII. Shot down by the Japanese.

    - Tom Ridge: Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam.

    - Antonin Scalia: did not serve.

    - Clarence Thomas: did not serve


    - Sean Hannity: did not serve.

    - Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.')

    - Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.

    - Michael Savage: did not serve.

    - George Will: did not serve.

    - Chris Matthews: did not serve.

    - Paul Gigot: did not serve.

    - Bill Bennett: did not serve.

    - Pat Buchanan: did not serve.

    - Bill Kristol: did not serve.

    - Kenneth Starr: did not serve.

    - Michael Medved: did not serve.


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    their media shills is no substitute for the lessons we've learned battling

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