Re: [CR]Re: Our Response to Terrorist Attacks


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From: "peter naiman" <hetchinspete@hotmail.com>
To: steve@fridayscomputer.com
Cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: Our Response to Terrorist Attacks
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:11:35


Steve: Usually I do not have much to say, but after yesterdays events I do not believe it inappropriate to make a comment. Peter Naiman


>
>*Please* leave politics off this list! Please!
>
>-S-
>
>peter naiman wrote:
> >
> > My immediate thoughts were reactionary torward the people of Palestine,
>but
> > I have a number of close Palestinian friends. We are all shocked and
>deeply
> > saddened at yesterdays events. To see people, young and old in the
>Middle
> > East reveling in victory is enough to set us off in a path of revenge.
>Time
> > must pass so that we may find the true guilty parties. My friend
>recently
> > brought his entire family back to the states fearing their safety.
>Although
> > I'm Jewish and he is Palestinean Christian, we have been friends for
>many
> > years. Many hours have spent talking over the problems in the Middle
>East.
> > Although we never agree, and our points of view vary on a solution, we
> > respect the each others opinion. He is just as horrified at yesterday's
> > events and has never thought that revenge, violence and terrorism are a
> > solution.
> > Peter Naiman
> >
> > >From: bnbrox@igc.org (Bikes Not Bombs)
> > >To: bnbrox@igc.org
> > >Subject: Our Response to Terrorist Attacks
> > >Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 17:05:19 -0400
> > >
> > >Dear BNB Supporter,
> > >
> > >I am writing because I believe that in the wake of the horrible and
>deadly
> > >attacks in NYC and DC today, there is an opportunity for all thinking
> > >people to take leadership and help our communities, local national and
> > >international, to not take actions we will regret later.
> > >
> > >Almost without exception everyone I have contacted today is in some
>degree
> > >of shock. Many people have been unable to tear themselves away from
>their
> > >TV's, where they are shown, dozens of times an hour, the same footage
>of
> > >the second airplane crashing into the World Trade Center Tower in NYC
>this
> > >morning. Several of the teenagers who work at Bikes Not Bombs spent
>the
> > >entire second half of their school days just watching these scenes on
>TV,
> > >without discussion or help from the adults around them to deal
> > >constructively (or at all!) with the tremendous emotions generated by
>the
> > >horrible scenes they were witnessing.
> > >
> > >I am afraid that without our leadership there will be a series of
>strong,
> > >negative backlashes. We are already seeing rampant speculation about
>the
> > >involvement of Arab or Palestinian groups, and the director of the CIA
>is
> > >inferring that an Arab state such as "Iraq or Iran" is also possibly
> > >involved. I fear a wave of anti-Arab racism hurting innocent people
>all
> > >over the US. I am also concerned about President Bush and the right
>wing
> > >in this country using this attack as an opportunity to both introduce
>new,
> > >anti-democratic restrictions in the name of security, AND as a wedge to
>get
> > >the US to spend more scarce resources on the military.
> > >
> > >Things you can do:
> > >
> > >1) Contact your Congressional representatives (Senators and your House
> > >Representative), and urge them to make public statements against rash
> > >military or legal action against any parties or nations without due
>course
> > >of law. President Bush said, "Freedom has been attacked, and freedom
>will
> > >be defended." Please remind your representatives in Congress that we
> > >cannot defend freedom without having freedom of speech and the freedoms
>of
> > >democratic action. If there are concrete actions that can be taken
>that
> > >would make these kinds of terrorist actions harder to accomplish in the
> > >future, fine, let the US take those measures. But let us decide these
> > >things after a reasoned debate, with evidence and hard facts. As a few
>of
> > >the anti-terrorist experts they actually managed to quote on this
>morning's
> > >news pointed out, there is no real way to defend against this
>particular
> > >type of action. This is not a time for a general reduction of civil
> > >liberties. Civil liberties do not lead to terrorist acts - rage,
> > >injustice, inequality and feelings of powerlessness and hopelessness
>lead
> > >to terrorist acts.
> > >
> > >Since all Federal office buildings are currently closed, your reps
>aren't
> > >receiving phone calls, so below we have supplied the contacts for the
>Mass.
> > >Reps, their e-mail addresses as well.
> > >
> > >2) Call your local media outlets and ask for a different type of
>coverage.
> > >Ask to see the thousands of humanistic stories that are developing as
>New
> > >Yorkers help one another out, as communities pull together and figure
>out
> > >what to do, as rescue workers and others repeatedly risk their lives
>and
> > >show great bravery. Cover the stories of how people all over are
>talking
> > >to each other more on the streets today, about how parents are figuring
>out
> > >ways to explain this horror to their children. Tell them that we want
> > >responsible reporting and not speculation for a situation in which
>there is
> > >no available evidence yet about which group "may" be responsible.
>Remind
> > >the media reps that after the Oklahoma bombings there was widespread
>early
> > >conclusions that "Arabs" were behind it, only for us to find out if was
>two
> > >confused, sick, white men from the mid-western United StatesĀŠ.
> > >
> > >3) Contact BNB with your positive suggestions, both for things we can
>do in
> > >response to these attacks and their aftermath, and for real ways to
> > >increase security for all humankind. We'd love to hear your
>suggestions!
> > >
> > >Yours for peace,
> > >
> > >Mira Brown
> > >Executive Director, BNB
> > >
> > >Massachusetts
> > >Congressional Delegation
> > >
> > >SEN. EDWARD M. KENNEDY
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >315 Russell Senate Office Building
> > >Washington, D.C. 20510
> > > Phone: (202) 224-4543
> > >Fax: (202) 224-2417
> > >E-Mail:
> > >Senator Edward M. Kennedy
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.senate.gov/~kennedy/
> > >
> > >
> > >SEN. JOHN KERRY
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >421 Russell Senate Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20510
> > > Phone: (202) 224-2742
> > >Fax: (202) 224-8525
> > >E-mail:
> > >john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.senate.gov/~kerry/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. JOHN W. OLVER (MA-01)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >1027 Longworth House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-5335
> > >Fax: (202) 226-1224
> > >E-mail:
> > >olver@hr.house.gov
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/olver/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. RICHARD E. NEAL (MA-02)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >2236 Rayburn House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-5601
> > >Fax: (202) 225-8112
> > >E-Mail:
> > >wtranghe@hr.house.gov
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/neal/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. JIM McGOVERN (MA-03)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >416 Cannon House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-6101
> > >Fax: (202 ) 225-5759
> > >E-Mail:
> > >http://www.house.gov/writerep/
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/mcgovern/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP.BARNEY FRANK (MA-04)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >2210 Rayburn House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515-2104
> > > Phone: (202) 225-5931
> > >Fax: (202) 225-0182
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/frank/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. MARTIN T. MEEHAN(MA-05)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >2434 Rayburn HOB
> > >Washington, DC 20515-2105
> > > Phone: (202) 225-3411
> > >Fax: (202) 225-0771
> > >E-Mail:
> > >mtmeehan@hr.house.gov
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/meehan/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. JOHN TIERNEY (MA-06)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >120 Cannon House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-8020
> > >Fax: (202) 225-5915
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. EDWARD J. MARKEY (MA-07)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >1208 Rayburn House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-2836
> > >Fax: (202) 225-1716
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/markey/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. MICHAEL E. CAPUANO (MA-08)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >1232 Longworth House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-5111
> > >Fax: (202) 225-9322
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/capuano/welcome.htm
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. JOHN JOSEPH MOAKLEY (MA-09)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >235 Cannon House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-8273
> > >Fax: (202) 225-3984
> > >E-Mail:
> > >jmoakley@hr.house.gov
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/moakley/
> > >
> > >
> > >REP. WILLIAM DELAHUNT (MA-10)
> > >
> > >Address:
> > >1317 Longworth House Office Building
> > >Washington, DC 20515
> > > Phone: (202) 225-3111
> > >Fax: (202) 225-5658
> > >E-Mail:
> > >william.delahunt@mail.house.gov
> > >URL:
> > >http://www.house.gov/delahunt/
> > >
> > >Some Boston Area Media ContactsS
> > >
> > >New England Cable News
> > >617-630-5024
> > >feedback@necn.com
> > >www.necnews.com
> > >
> > >WBZ-TV, Channel 4
> > >News - 617-254-6383
> > >Main - 617-254-5969
> > >www.wbz.com
> > >
> > >WCVB-TV, Channel 5
> > >781-449-0499
> > >Nights - 781-433-4550
> > >Fax - 781-449-0260
> > >www.thebostonchannel.com
> > >
> > >WFXT-TV, Channel 25
> > >781-467-1300
> > >fax: 781-467-7213
> > >askfox@fox.com
> > >www.fox25.com
> > >
> > >WHDH-TV, Channel 7
> > >617-725-0777
> > >Nights - 617-725-0775
> > >Fax: 617-723-6117
> > > 617-227-4782 Newsroom
> > >www.whdh.com
> > >
> > >WLVI-TV, Channel 56
> > >617-265-5656
> > >617-282-0938 Newsroom
> > >Fax: 617-287-2872
> > >wb56mail@aol.com
> > >www.wb56.com
> > >
> > >WSBK-TV, Channel 38
> > >617-783-3838
> > >Fax: 617-783-1875
> > >wsbkupn38@aol.com
> > >www.upn38.com
> > >
> > >The Boston Globe
> > >617-929-2000
> > >Fax: 617-929-3186
> > >news@globe.com
> > >www.boston.com/globe
> > >
> > >The Boston Herald
> > >617-426-3000
> > >Fax: 617-542-1315
> > >www.bostonherald.com