WORLD PEACE NOW

By John McConnell

Now is humanity's greatest opportunity. The circumstances are right for an all-out World Peace Blitz that will end the human family's long history of war and violence -- by eliminating its causes.

An Open Letter to Bubba

By Charlie Anderson, Operation Iraqi Freedom Veteran

I’ve seen you around. I’ve seen you driving your gas guzzling SUV with the “Support Our Troops

White House Memo Discussed in Italy

IRAQ: BUSH VOLEVA 'PROVOCARE' SADDAM PER SCATENARE LA GUERRA
LO RIVELA PHILIPPE SANDS NELLA NUOVA EDIZIONE DEL SUO 'LAWLESS WORLD'
Londra, 3 feb. (Adnkronos) - Il 31 gennaio 2003 George Bush, pronto a muovere guerra all'Iraq anche in assenza di una seconda risoluzione Onu, discusse con Tony Blair dell'ipotesi di 'fabbricare' il pretesto per attaccare Saddam facendo sorvolare ad un aereo da ricognizione U2 con i colori Onu il paese nella speranza che il dittatore iracheno lo abbattesse. A rivelarlo e' Philippe Sands, avvocato ed esperto di diritto, autore di una nuova edizione di 'Lawless World' in cui cita un Memorandum della Casa Bianca in cui si riferisce il contenuto del colloquio.

Pentagon spy list classifies UC Santa Cruz anti-war protest as "credible threat"

By Shira Zucker, Mills College Weekly, CA

A number of college students were thrust into the fray of a national debate on covert domestic spying programs over winter break when NBC news released a leaked internal U.S. Military document that classified several student-organized anti-war demonstrations as "suspicious incidents."

Pentagon Database Leaves No Child Alone

By Mike Ferner

All over the country, organized citizens are fighting to restrict the military’s presence in schools. But having recruiters troll high school cafeterias is just one way the Pentagon inundates our youngsters with messages to “Go Army!

More News from the New Gestapo

The State of the Union's Mystery Suspect
An anti-war activist and a congressman's wife weren't the only ones detained by the Capitol Police
By MELISSA AUGUST/WASHINGTON
TIME Magazine, Feb. 04, 2006

The Situation Room

The Situation Room January 23, 2006

Mr. Belafonte, thanks very much. Welcome to THE SITUATION ROOM.

Belafonte: Thank you, Mr. Blitzer.

Blitzer: The new Gestapo. You know, those are powerful words, calling an

VETERANS AND FAMILIES FROM FOUR CORNERS OF NY STATE MARCH IN ALBANY

VETERANS AND FAMILIES FROM FOUR CORNERS OF NY STATE MARCH IN ALBANY TO SUPPORT INTRODUCTION OF NY STATE DU TESTING AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS TASK FORCE BILL IN N.Y. ASSEMBLY

From George McAnanama, Veterans For Peace

Newfane resolution seeks to impeach president

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer

Saturday, February 04, 2006 - NEWFANE -- Among votes to approve the budget and education spending at Town Meeting, residents will wade into national waters and vote from the floor for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.

Sheeler attempts to impeach Bush

By NICOLE WIETRAK, Coventry Courier

PROVIDENCE - At a state house press conference Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and West Greenwich resident Carl Sheeler made a call out to Rhode Island Congressmen James R. Langevin (D-02) and Patrick J. Kennedy (D-01) to assist U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) to initiate impeachment hearings for President George W. Bush.

Area Residents Protest Bush

http://wfmz.com

Across the country today people are protesting the Bush administration's policy of wiretapping Americans without a warrant...some here in the Lehigh Valley are even calling for impeachment.

Damp in Numbers but Not in Fervor

A Few Thousand Protesters Brave the Rain to Deliver an Antiwar, Anti-Bush Message
By Theresa Vargas, Washington Post

As he waited for a 30-foot-high effigy of President George W. Bush to fall, Freddy Taiefero told the story of how he ended up here. Homeless in Atlanta a day ago, he now was amid a few thousand protesters on the soggy ground by the Washington Monument.

New Details Revealed on CIA Leak Case

By David Johnston, New York Times

Washington - Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff told prosecutors that Mr. Cheney had informed him "in an off sort of curiosity sort of fashion" in mid-June 2003 about the identity of the CIA officer at the heart of the leak case, according to a formerly secret legal opinion, parts of which were made public on Friday.

Photos from Today's World Can't Wait Rally in DC


PHOTO ALBUM

Hundreds stood for hours in bitter cold wind and pouring rain. Granny D brought the sky down.

Granny D's Speech in DC Today at World Can't Wait Rally

Good morning, dear fellow Americans!

Soon, we will all march to the White House, to give physical witness to our concern that America's values lay in tatters as a result of Mr. Bush's sociopathic behavior. I am here this morning to tell the Members of Congress that, although we march to the White House now, our hopes and hearts and expectations look backward down this street to Congress.

Bring Regime Change Home

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for World Can't Wait rally at White House, Feb. 4, 2006.

There are protests outside at least two houses today, the White House and Bush's luxury estate near Crawford, Texas. Bush can run, but he cannot hide.

Bush 'tried to lure Saddam into war using UN aircraft'

By Rosemary Bennett and Michael Evans, Times of London

PRESIDENT BUSH had plans to lure Saddam Hussein into war by flying an aircraft over Iraq painted in UN colours in the hope he would shoot it down, a book reveals.

Nonviolent Protest This Weekend in Crawford

Come to Crawford for a weekend action. Stay for a few hours or overnight
The weather's fine and we have a place saved for you on the side of
Prairie Chapel Road.

Please spread the word about this event throughout Texas (and beyond).

WAR RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY

WAR RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY
Wednesday
February 15
7:00 PM
180 PLC
University of Oregon
FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored by Concerned Faculty for Peace and Justice, and Strike for Peace
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Murtha To Prez..."Iraq Has Diverted Our Attention Away From The Fight Against Global Terrorism"

As posted on The Huffington Post:

Dear Mr. President,

This March will mark the beginning of the 4th year of the war in Iraq. In contrast, U.S. involvement in WWI came to an end after 19 months. Victory in Europe was declared in WWII after 3 years 5 months. In the Korean War, a cease-fire was signed after 3 years and 1 month. But after more than three and a half years into the war in Iraq, your administration finally produced what is called a "Plan for Victory" in Iraq.

Iraq is not the center for the global war on terrorism. I believe Iraq has diverted our attention away from the fight against global terrorism and has depleted the required resources needed to wage an effective war. It is estimated that there are only about 750 to 1,000 al-Qaeda in Iraq. I believe the Iraqis will force them out or kill them after U.S. troops are gone. In fact, there is now evidence that Iraqi insurgent groups are increasingly turning against al-Qaeda and other foreign terrorists.

The Iraq that exists in President Bush’s imagination vs the real Iraq

From the article Washington's Iraq Blindness by Robert Dreyfuss in TomPaine.com:

While Bush reinforces his Zarqawi myth and Dems call lamely for more armor, the battle lines for civil war in Iraq are being drawn.

The Iraq that exists in President Bush’s imagination and the real Iraq, the one in which 160,000 U.S. troops occupy a nation sliding into civil war, have never seemed further apart. Bush’s Iraq is a fantastical one in which American forces are battling the enemy that struck us on 9/11. Yet on the ground, in the real Iraq, more than six weeks have passed since Iraq’s election, and battle lines for civil war are being drawn up.

Camp Casey Flashback

Peter Dudar | Camp Casey Flashback
http://www.truthout.org/do2006/020306E.shtml

Peter Dudar tells the story of how a Veterans For Peace Medic at Camp Casey experienced a "flashback" when a Secret Service helicopter circled down. It took an hour and four strong Vets to hold and calm him. This episode, triggered by the sound of a low flying helicopter, illustrates that for many soldiers, the war still lives within.

Audio: Rep. Maxine Waters Says Bush's Spying Program Is an Impeachable Offense

Here's a short audio clip from the Alternative State of the Union event hosted by the Progressive Caucus, the Nation Magazine, and the Institute for Policy Studies. The only voice you'll hear will be that of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, speaking about Bush, and saying:

"His message tonight will not deal honestly with the mistakes that he's made. And I believe that the latest revelations about him and his spying on American citizens - no matter how he tries to frame it - are impeachable offenses. I believe that this president is not only spying on American citizens in the way that he's describing it, but to indicate in any shape form or fashion that he's been authorized by Congress to do it on the vote that was taken after 9-11 is plain dishonest. And further to try to imply that he's supported by the Constitution of the United States is even more dishonest. And so, I think that this issue that he's been caught red-handed on is really typical of who he is, how he handles this presidency, and what his leadership is all about: spying and lying. And I think it is important for us to understand that all of the other issues that we're going to talk about today - and particularly the war in Iraq - will continue to exemplify how he has lied and misled the American public."

'There's a Monster on the Loose': Parents of fallen soldier propose Iraq withdrawal policy

By David Brensilver, Shore Publishing, CT

Old Lyme - Quoting from Nicholas Wolterstorff's “Lament for a Son,

Bush Protest at Grand Ole Opry Gets Mention Thanks to Irish Media

Bush says he understands Americans' worries
Ireland On Line

US President George Bush said today that even though the state of the union is strong, he understands why some Americans are worried in a time of war and job cuts.

Al-Jazeera Succeeding Under Pressure

Dahr Jamail, Inter Press Service

DOHA, Qatar, Feb 3 (IPS) - Its foreign bureaus were bombed by U.S. warplanes, it is banned from reporting from four Middle East countries -- and Al-Jazeera is only growing in popularity.

US plans to 'fight the net' revealed

By Adam Brookes, BBC Pentagon correspondent

A newly declassified document gives a fascinating glimpse into the US military's plans for "information operations" - from psychological operations, to attacks on hostile computer networks.

March to Redeem the Soul of America

A Nationwide and International Call
March to Redeem the Soul of America
Honoring the Lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and Coretta Scott King

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre

"Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" produced by Italian television network RAI.
February 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Anthony's Resaurant (back room) 309 West Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia
The news documentary is an examination of the use of banned weaponry, including white phosphorus, by the US in its assault on Fallujah. Following the documentary John Bruhns, an Iraq War veteran, will share his experiences and comment on the film. Discussion will follow.

How the US military hijacked the CIA

By The Australian

State of War: The Secret History of the CIA and the Bush Administration
By James Risen, Free Press, 239pp, $45
Rove Exposed: How Bush's Brain Fooled America
By James Moore and Wayne Slater, Wiley, 225pp, $19.95Ross Fitzgerald

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