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February 1, 2006


By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t |
President Bush and Vice President Cheney have publicly stated that the top-secret domestic spying program Bush authorized in 2002 could have thwarted the 9/11 attacks had the controversial, and possibly illegal, measure been in effect prior to the terrorist strike on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

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Here's audio of the full events held today by the Progressive Caucus, the Nation Magazine, and the Institute for Policy Studies:
Here's the last question (from After Downing Street Co-Founder and Director of PDA Tim Carpenter) and answer (by Congresswoman Maxine Waters):

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Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 by Inter Press Service
by Jim Lobe
WASHINGTON - Large majorities of Iraqis believe that the United States has no intention of ever withdrawing all its military forces from their country and that Washington's reconstruction efforts have been incompetent at best, according to a new survey released here Tuesday.

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Here are links to videos of all the speakers:
Here is part one of David Swanson speaking about the Downing Street Memo:

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Portsmouth Herald, NH
By Adam Leech
[email protected]
PORTSMOUTH - George W. Bush may have not heard them, but it wasn’t because of a lack of effort.
Approximately 100 people filled Market Square Tuesday night, slamming pots, blowing horns, beating drums and shouting in unison, "No more Bush," in protest of the president’s State of the Union address.

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By Peter Dreier, Dr. E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, Director, Urban & Environmental Policy Program, Occidental College
You might find of interest this article in the current issue of The Nation magazine, "The New Face of the Campus Left" by Sam Graham-Felsen (, which reports on the growing battle of ideas and activism between progressive and conservative students. Contrary to conventional wisdom, since the 1970s, right-wing foundations and organizations have been pouring huge resources to promote campus conservativism, planting ideological seeds, training activists and policy onks, subsidizing conservative student publications, providing conservative students with paid summer internships, and recruiting students and new college graduates to work in campaigns and for elected officials. Conservative funders have also supported David Horowitz's campaign to restrict academic freedom and some of Horowitz's even more lunatic proteges, like the former UCLA student who started the Bruin Alumni Assn to pay students to spy on progressive faculty members, as Jon Wiener describes in the new Nation ( As I wrote about in The Nation 8 years ago ("The Myth of Student Apathy," April 13, 1998), these conservative groups coordinate their efforts and have invested for the long-haul -- not in short-term "projects" but in long-term organization-building and ideas. These investments have paid off in many ways, as reflected in the work of conservative think tanks, key staffers to Bush and GOP Congresspersons, and the rise of conservative media (talk shows, columnists, bloggers, etc).

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International Commission of Inquiry on Crimes Against Humanity by the Bush Administration
305 West Broadway, #199, New York, NY 10013
PRESS CONTACT: Heather Hurwitz 440-478-0165 COMMISSION OFFICE: 212-941-8086

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6th District, California
For Information Contact:Susannah Cernojevich (202) 225-5187
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- U.S. Representative Lynn Woolsey (D-Petaluma) today issued the following statement regarding Cindy Sheehan’s arrest in the gallery of the House of Representatives before the State of the Union address. Mrs. Sheehan was Rep. Lynn Woolsey’s guest to the President’s State of the Union address.

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Published on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 by Agence France Presse
The US military shot at the Canadian ambassador's car in Baghdad but no-one was hurt in the "unfortunate incident," a US State department official said.

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January 31, 2006


Wednesday February 1, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: President Bush participates in a
ceremonial swearing-in ceremony for Judge Alito at 4:00 PM. [POTUS
NEW* MEHLMAN in Raleigh, NC: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman will help sell

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NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey
Interviews January 26-29, 2006
Sample size: 1,011 adults
Analysis poll by Mark Murray, NBC political reporter - Jan. 30, 2006

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Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 by the Independent / UK
by Colin Brown
A soldier was shot dead in Iraq yesterday, bringing to 99 the number of British troops who have lost their lives since the invasion.

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January 28, 2006


By David Swanson
Yesterday I spoke on a panel in Los Angeles organized by the California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus, a body that is leading the way in promoting a plan to end the occupation. Below are my answers to the moderator's thoughtful questions.

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January 27, 2006


Teresa Grady was taken into custody today to begin her sentence of 4 months.
This is Teresa's sentencing statement.
Judge Mc Avoy,
I would like to acknowledge and thank you for your leniency with respect to Peter's special concern.

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By Agence France Presse
The Pentagon acknowledged in a newly declassified document that the US public is increasingly exposed to propaganda disseminated overseas in psychological operations.

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By Dennis J. Kucinich,
On Tuesday night President Bush will stand before the Congress and the nation, to deliver his annual State of the Union address. We are sure to hear a rosy tale of an economy on the rebound, a blossoming democracy in Iraq, a terror network on the run, and a Gulf Coast region rebuilding better and stronger than ever before. As is most often the case with this Administration, the rhetoric does not match reality.

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By Helen Thomas
We are now learning what President Bush considers to be the limits of his power—nothing.
In public appearances this week, Bush defended his program of domestic spying without court approval, citing the inherent war powers of the presidency under the U.S. Constitution.

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By Dahr Jamail,
The date is March 17, 2003. St. Patrick’s Day and just two days before
U.S. bombs began raining down on Baghdad, 40 year-old Teresa Grady, her
older sister Clare, Daniel Burns and Vietnam veteran Peter De Mott

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