By Larisa Alexandrovna, www.rawstory.com
The second part of the Senate investigation into bungled pre-war Iraq intelligence is still being held up by an internal Pentagon investigation of Douglas Feith, one of the war's leading architects, RAW STORY has learned.
THE INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER editor Bob Chapman writes: Mssrs. Bush and Cheney have committed the following high crimes including treason:
1. Mssrs. Bush and Cheney lied to Congress and the American people in order to invade Iraq. Thousands of American servicemen and mercenaries have died in this military action against Iraq. Many times that amount of innocent foreigners have died as well. By needlessly casting the US in the role of an aggressor nation, which has already caused the death of thousands of innocent US military personnel, Mssrs. Bush and Cheney have committed treason. This demonstrates that they are nothing more than war criminals like Hitler and Stalin.
Peace Mom Cindy Sheehan, Congress Members John Conyers and Lynn Woolsey, Hurricane Katrina Survivor Malik Rahim, and Others to Speak at People’s State of the Union Event in DC
WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 3 PM
ACTION ALERT * UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE
We are pleased to announce the kick-off for the organizing of what promises to be a major national mobilization on Saturday, April 29th. Today, each of the initiating groups (see list below) is announcing this mobilization. Our organizations have agreed to work together on this project for several reasons:
* Harry Belafonte on Bush, Iraq, Hurricane Katrina and Having His Conversations with Martin Luther King Wiretapped by the FBI *
We spend the hour with the legendary musician, actor and humanitarian, Harry
Published on Monday, January 30, 2006 by Inter Press Service
By Humberto Márquez
CARACAS- A day of international protests against the occupation of Iraq, on Mar. 18, will mark the start of a series of demonstrations and mobilisations organised at the sixth World Social Forum, which ended Sunday in Venezuela.
Published on Sunday, January 29, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
By Norman Solomon
With great fanfare the other day, Oprah Winfrey asked James Frey a question that mainstream journalists refuse to ask George W. Bush: "Why would you lie?"
Published on Sunday, January 29, 2006 by the Associated Press
CARACAS, Venezuela - U.S. peace activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said Saturday she is strongly considering running for office against U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein because the California Democrat will not support calls to immediately bring troops home.
Published on Sunday, January 29, 2006 by The Mail on Sunday (London)
By Simon Walters
A White House leak revealing astonishing details of how Tony Blair and George Bush lied about the Iraq war is set to cause a worldwide political storm.
This morning a new video was released showing the four Christian Peacemaker Team members being held captive in Iraq.
Their captors repeated their demand for release of all US prisoners in Iraq, adding that this was the "last chance" to save the four men's lives.
January 30 - January 31, 2006
HOUSE MAJORITY LEADER CANDIDATES in Baltimore, MD: House Majority
Leader Candidates have been invited to address Pence's RSC retreat.
Monday, January 30, 2006
SAT, FEB. 25th 7:00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena
A BENEFIT FOR
THE "ARLINGTON WEST" FILM & SPEAKERS PROGRAM.
HELP BRING THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE
TO THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN ACROSS AMERICA!
By SAMEER N. YACOUB, Associated Press
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - A Sunni Arab leader on Saturday condemned recent police crackdowns on Sunni neighborhoods in the Iraqi capital and demanded government protection from further raids. At least eight people were killed Saturday in attacks across Iraq.
AFT 1021 (United Teachers Los Angeles) tonight passed the following two motions to be sent to the California Federation of Teachers Convention in March--and then hopefully on to AFT in July! We urge you to adopt similar motions and continue the demand for peace ! We would like to thank the NY State United Teachers Executive Committee for most of the wording of the 2nd motion, which we adopted with the idea of approaching AFT with a united front against its current weak policy on the war. Note that this also asks AFT to affiliate with US Labor Against the War
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.
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.
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.
By Dennis J. Kucinich, CommonDreams.org
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.
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.
By Dahr Jamail, http://dahrjamailiraq.com
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
t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
Trials Begin in Columbus, Georgia on Monday, January 30; grandmother, priests, retirees, nun, students among those prosecuted.
Washington - On Monday, January 30 thirty-two people ranging in age from 19 to 81 will begin federal trials for peacefully walking onto a military base in protest of a controversial Army training school. Each person faces up to six months in prison and a $5,000 fine for this act of nonviolent civil disobedience.
By Charles J. Hanley, Associated Press
The US Army in Iraq has at least twice seized and jailed the wives of suspected insurgents in hopes of "leveraging" their husbands into surrender, US military documents show.
Caracas, Venezuela – Gold star mother Cindy Sheehan has decided to run against California Senator Diane Feinstein if Feinstein does not filibuster the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Samuel Alito. While in Venezuela attending the World Social Forum, Sheehan learned that several Democratic Senators had announced their plans for a filibuster but that Senator Feinstein, who’s up for re-election in November, had stated she would vote against the nomination but not filibuster it. "I’m appalled that Diane Feinstein wouldn’t recognize how dangerous Alito’s nomination is to upholding the values of our constitution and restricting the usurpation of presidential powers, for which I’ve already paid the ultimate price," Sheehan said.
Interview conducted by Jay Shaft-Coalition For Free Thought In Media
Thousands of soldiers are returning from Iraq or Afghanistan and discovering that they cannot get access to medical and disability benefits. This is just one man's account among the thousands of very similar horror stories.
I share my pain with all the mothers who are victims of the empire
PEDRO DE LA HOZ, Granma
CARACAS— "There is no difference between my pain and that of an Iraqi mother or another that has lost a son or daughter to hunger, misery or lack of medical care in the impoverished and plundered countries. I share my pain with all the mothers who are victims of the empire’s policies."
A Legal Defense of Russell Tice, Whistleblower who Revealed President's Authorization of NSA's Warrantless Domestic Wiretapping
By JESSELYN RADACK, FindLaw
Russell Tice, one of the whistleblowers who revealed the National Security Agency's program of warrantless domestic wiretapping to the New York Times, now faces the full fury and force of the Executive Branch. His revelation - one that was intensely in the public interest, as it exposed blatant lawbreaking by the President himself - has brought FBI agents to his door.
By David Swanson
A new poll conducted in Pennsylvania (a battleground "purple" state) by Zogby International and commissioned by OpEdNews.com found that 84.9 percent of Democrats said they would be likely to vote for a congressional candidate who "supports having impeachment proceedings against President Bush." Only 7.0 percent said they were not likely to vote for such a candidate.
Bush-Cheney Impeachment Forum
Featuring: Kevin Zeese, Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, David Swanson, Ramsey Clark, Marcus Raskin, and Ralph Nader.
Monday, January 30, noon to 2 p.m.
Bus Boys and Poets, 14th and V Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Walker's World: Iran's really big weapon
By MARTIN WALKER
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- The prospect of a mushroom cloud rising from the Dasht-e-Lut, Iran's Desert of Stones, may not be Tehran's greatest threat to international stability. A successful test of an Iranian nuclear weapon at some point in the next few years may prove less destabilizing than a simple free market economic measure that Iran is said to be planning for March of this year.
Brussels, 25 January (ICFTU OnLine) Alaa Issa Khalaf, a member of the Executive Board of the Baghdad branch of the mechanics union, and a prominent member of the recently created General Federation of Iraqi Workers, GFIW, has been killed. He was shot dead at around 7.30 am on January 25 by several unidentified men as he left for work from his home in Baghdad. In a letter to the authorities of the country, the ICFTU firmly condemned what it considers to be a targeted attack on a trade union activist.