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1 week 22 hours ago
January 26, 2006
A message from Debra Sweet, the World Cant Wait National Office:
The federal government was forced to back off today, and concede The World
Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime a promised permit to rally outside
When troops are cut, we'll still be bombing the hell out of the place
By Sydney H. Schanberg, Village Voice
In every war, some things are seen more clearly than others and are therefore reported more fully. The air war in Iraq is not one of them. American air power has been dominant in most of the modern wars, but bombing and strafing take place either completely out of sight or in areas not accessible to close observation by the press. Rarely does the military allow reporters to go along on combat sorties.
Deputy Director of the NSA, Gen. Michael Hayden lead the PR blitz to frame the matter of the NSA's Domestic Spying program in advance of the Feb 6th Senate hearings. He took questions from reporters at The National Press Club on Monday and confirmed that a feature of the NSA program was lowering of the legal standard from 'probable cause' to 'reasonably believe' (a.k.a. 'reasonable suspicion') as required by the FISA court.
Starting Tuesday, a huge truck with this billboard on the side will begin driving around the U.S. Capitol.
On the other side of the truck will be this:
January 24, 2006
By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
The investigate units of several federal agencies are denying their responsibility for probing Bush’s approval of–and the US Attorney General’s justifications for–wiretapping Americans without the consent of Congress, Atlanta Progressive News (APN) has learned.
By Kagro X, The Last Hurrah
Ooh! It's my first use of the State and Local Government category!
So I was cruising around Daily Kos the other day, and came across this diary, raising a point of parliamentary arcana. I just had to look into it.
By Kevin Zeese
Retired General William Odom, who served as a national security adviser to President Ronald Reagan, spoke last Thursday to the Committee for the Republic in Washington, DC. He described the Iraq War as a historic blunder that the United States should end.
(and he seems inclined to take their word for it...)
ESTRICH: Welcome back to "Hannity & Colmes." I'm sitting in -- I'm Susan
Estrich sitting in tonight for Alan Colmes. By the way, we've got stuff
January 31, 2006 (Tuesday)at Bus Boys and Poets, corner of V and 14th Streets NW, Washington, DC
8:00 PM (Langston Room) STATE OF THE UNION EVENT
The President is still lying... Troops are still dying...
By Ian James, ASSOCIATED PRESS
CARACAS, Venezuela - To the beat of drums and trilling whistles, thousands of activists from around the world showed their opposition to globalization and the Iraq war at the opening Tuesday of the World Social Forum backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.
By Sherrie Gossett CNSNews.com
(The following is the first of a two-part series on the National Security Agency's alleged abuse of employee whistleblowers. Part 2 will be published Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006)
January 25 - 27, 2006
BROWNBACK in Washington, DC: Sen. Brownback, along with other members
of Congress, will attend the 74th Winter Meeting of United States
Conference of Mayors. [US Newswire, 1/17/06]
By James Glanz, The New York Times
A new audit of American financial practices in Iraq has uncovered irregularities including millions of reconstruction dollars stuffed casually into footlockers and filing cabinets, an American soldier in the Philippines who gambled away cash belonging to Iraq, and three Iraqis who plunged to their deaths in a rebuilt hospital elevator that had been improperly certified as safe.
The City Club of San Diego in conjunction with the Catfish Club will sponsor a luncheon on Friday March 3rd at the studios of Channel 10 featuring Ann Wright and David Swanson.
Admission is $15 and includes a buffet lunch.
Progressive Democrats of America, AfterDowningStreet & Clothing of the American Mind present
an ‘Out of Iraq’ Forum...
Panel Presentation and Q & A Featuring:
David Swanson – Founder, AfterDowningStreet.org / Board Member, Progressive Democrats of America
REMAINING SENTENCING DATES:
Clare Grady - Wed. Jan. 25/ 9:30 am
Teresa Grady - Fri. Jan. 27/ 11:30 am
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THE WORLD CAN’T WAIT
You may be, and not yet know it.
If you are shocked and angered that this administration is illegally spying on Americans, and believe that even our president must be held accountable to the law, you may be part of this movement.
By Cindy Sheehan
There were tens of thousands of people in the antiwar, anti-imperialsm march in Caracas yesterday. Fernando Suarez (anotther member of GSFP) and I were among the people who led the march.
January 23, 2006
By Jeremy Pikser, www.huffingtonpost.com
On Friday night I had the pleasure of seeing a truly great and courageous American, Harry Belafonte, make opening remarks at The Commission on Crimes Against Humanity Committed by the Bush Administration held at Riverside Church in New York.