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January 23, 2006
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Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore, 4806 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212 PHONE:  323-7200 CONTACT: Max Obuszewski 410-323-7200, ext. 31 or mobuszewski [at] afsc.org
WHO: The Pledge of Resistance-Baltimore was formed for individuals willing to engage in nonviolent resistance to protest an invasion of Iraq. As part of its activities, the Pledge has tried to meet with the director of the National Security Agency to discuss its involvement in the war in Iraq. On June 27, 2005, for example, the Pledge sent a letter to the interim NSA director, William B. Black, Jr., seeking a meeting. Instead of meeting with the Pledge, the NSA treats the nonviolent activists as a “threat” and through the Maryland Terrorism Task Force illegally monitors Pledge activities.
Patriot's Impeachment Rally
The intent of this event is to reach across false divisions and try to
bring people together to demand accountability from the powers who have
Wisconsin State Journal
By RON SEELY [email protected]
When UW-Madison professor Alfred McCoy first saw the photograph of a hooded Iraqi prisoner from the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, he remembers feeling a sickening shock of recognition.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2006
CONTACT: ALLEN EDWARDS 917-856-0515, 718-604-7500
"Completing the journey to truth requires us to cross the desert of impeachment."
Monday, January 23, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Salina, KS: President Bush will deliver a speech on the War on Terror at Kansas State University at 12:30 PM. [www.msnbc.msn.com, First Read, 1/23/06]
By Bill Weaver
In 1971, when Maxwell Taylor, an ambassador at the time and a former military general, was asked what he thought about the people’s right to know what the government is doing, he responded that he “didn’t believe in that as a general principle.” Those with power will forever want to control knowledge, especially in democracies, where public knowledge is a prerequisite to accountability. The recent revelation that President George W. Bush secretly ordered warrantless surveillance of American citizens is a good example of the presidential impulse to both secrecy and the desire for knowledge beyond means that are constitutionally and legally permissible.
Over at Kos, abortender discovered some exciting new ways to get impeachment off the ground!
The Rules of the 109th Congress offer many ways to begin impeachment proceedings. (If the previous link doesn't work, start here and search "impeach"). I reformatted the text and added numbers below for convenience.
By Norman Solomon
Ever since the disclosure of Valerie Plame's identity as an
undercover CIA operative in July 2003, prominent Democrats have
denounced that leak -- often with some kind of rhetoric about the
Prosecutor Probing Niger Forgeries, Possible Conspiracy in CIA Leak
By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
"There was a discussion about what to do about Mr. Wilson," the current State Department official said. "There was a decision to leak a story to the press - I think a few journalists - about the Wilson trip, that it was a non-issue because his wife set it up for him."
From Tomdispatch today: "The Devastation We Inflict, Two Letters from Vietnam Vets on 'Collateral Damage' in Iraq" http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=51741
Almost two weeks ago, I published a piece by Michael Schwartz, "A Formula for Slaughter," on the brutal nature of American "rules of engagement" from the air in Iraq and the consequent proliferation of Iraqi civilian casualties.
By William Rivers Pitt
To: Congressional Democrats
From: William Rivers Pitt
RE: A bold maneuver
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I have a wild and crazy idea.
George W. Bush's delivery of the State of the Union address will take place on Tuesday, January 31, a little more than a week from now. It is my strong belief that every single Democrat present in the House chamber for the speech should, at a predetermined moment, stand up and walk out. No yelling. No heated words. Every Democrat should simply stand silently and leave.
Sleeping-bag trick killed Iraqi general
By Jim Spencer, Denver Post
Fort Carson, Colo. -- Every American should be forced to see the autopsy pictures of Maj. Gen. Abed Hamed Mowhoush on display at the trial of Chief Warrant Officer Lewis Welshofer Jr.
January 19, 2006
This coming weekend in New York at the Bush Crimes Commission, www.bushcommission.org , the annual Sam Adams Associates for Integrity In Intelligence Award will be presented to Craig Murray, the former United Kingdom's Ambassador to Uzbekistan who publicly criticised the human rights situation there, and privately criticised the UK government for committing torture by proxy and "selling our souls for dross". Last year's recipient was Katharine Gun.
Congressman John Conyers, Jr., Michigan, 14th District, Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee, Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressmen John Conyers, Jr., Bobby Scott and Chris Van Hollen and other Members to hold a Democratic Hearing to consider the legal ramifications of President Bush's warrantless surveillance.
Congressional Progressive Caucus
“62 Strong and Growing”
[Note: 5 new Members added raising total Caucus Membership to 62, just 4 short of equaling 1/3 of the entire Democratic Caucus and by far the most diverse Caucus in the 109th Congress.]
By Ron Kovic, www.Truthdig.com
Thirty-eight years ago, on Jan. 20, 1968, I was shot and paralyzed from my mid-chest down during my second tour of duty in Vietnam. It is a date that I can never forget, a day that was to change my life forever. Each year as the anniversary of my wounding in the war approached I would become extremely restless, experiencing terrible bouts of insomnia, depression, anxiety attacks and horrifying nightmares. I dreaded that day and what it represented, always fearing that the terrible trauma of my wounding might repeat itself all over again. It was a difficult day for me for decades and it remained that way until the anxieties and nightmares finally began to subside.
By Brad Blog
Last November, The Daily Mirror published details of a "top secret" U.K. memo revealing that President Bush wanted to bomb headquarters for the al-Jazeera news... READ MORE