Explosion of violence reveals weakness of US position

By Guy Dinmore and Demetri Sevastopulo in Washington, Financial Times

By teetering on the brink of civil war this week, events in Iraq have exposed the inability of the US to exert decisive control, leaving President George W. Bush appealing to all sides for restraint while faced with both dwindling military options and influence over the political process.

Washington Told to Justify Port Deal in Court

By Jon Hurdle, Reuters

The Bush administration was ordered by a US federal judge on Friday to explain why it did not give New Jersey officials documents and information Washington had about a deal allowing an Arab company to take over management of a container terminal in Newark.

W and His Daddy Star in: THE DEATH STAR

By The Arab League

VIDEO

WHEN THE GRANNIES RUN THE WORLD

WHEN THE GRANNIES RUN THE WORLD!! (to "When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again") in honor of the Tucson Raging Grannies, and all Grandparents everywhere working for Peace & Justice

the Grannies went marching one by one,

Nearly 50 Reported Killed in Iraq Violence

Attacks Surge Despite Stringent Security Measures in Iraq; Nearly 50 Reported Killed in All

BAGHDAD, Iraq Feb 25, 2006 (AP)— A car bomb exploded in a Shiite holy city and 13 members of a Shiite family were gunned down Saturday in a surge of attacks killing at least 30 people despite heightened security to curb Iraq's sectarian violence following the bombing of a revered Shiite shrine.

Investigating impeachment

A Capital Times editorial

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Milwaukee, recently became the second member of the House from Wisconsin to sign on as a co-sponsor of Michigan Rep. John Conyers' resolution calling for the establishment of a select committee to examine whether President Bush and Vice President Cheney should face impeachment.

Articles of Impeachment Have Been Drafted

Buy The Book That Will Impeach Bush

This urgent book by the Center for Constitutional Rights presents four Articles of Impeachment: warrantless surveillance, lying to Congress about Iraq, torturing prisoners, and subverting the Separation of Powers. Buy a copy and send one to your Representative - $9.95 can change America!

North Carolinians for Impeachment -- Event on Tuesday

Group: Impeach President Bush
BY JENNIFER FERRIS, The Herald-Sun, NC, jferris@heraldsun.com

CHAPEL HILL -- Not content to leave politics to those in Washington, a local group wants to take national matters into their own hands.

CODEPINK invites YOU: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

IRAQI & U.S. WOMEN SAY NO TO WAR!

Tuesday 7 March 7-9 PM
Foundry United Methodist Church
Meet the Delegation:
Gold Star Mothers Cindy Sheehan and Elaine Johnson
Eman Khammas, Nadje Al-Ali, Faiza Al-Araji and Others

Curfew Fails to Halt Iraq Killing

By BBC News

At least 36 people have died in violence across Iraq as the authorities fight to contain sectarian killing in which at least 165 have died this week.

The bodies of 14 Iraqi commandos were recovered in south Baghdad following a gun battle with Shia militiamen.

Huge March Planned for Eve of Katrina Evictions

By David Swanson

A march had been planned for February 28, the eve of the scheduled March 1 evictions of Hurricane Katrina victims. FEMA moved the evictions to March 15, so activists have moved the march to March 14. A press conference on Capitol Hill will be followed by a march through Washington, D.C., past FEMA, past the Department of Homeland Security, and to the White House, where a permit has been obtained to rally in Lafayette Square Park until midnight. If Bush does not meet the marchers' demands, however, many plan not to leave.

Sacramentans Say Enough Is Enough

By Gary Zimmerman

PHOTO ALBUM

(February 22, 2006 - Sacramento, CA) Over 100 concerned Sacramentans gathered for a "Constitution Vigil" in front of the Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Sacramento to protest Bush's law breaking and the eroding of our Constitutional rights.

Not One Penny More for War!

UFPJ National Call-In Day
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Call Congress: 202-224-3121

President Bush has asked Congress for another $72 billion for his illegal
war in Iraq. This will bring the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

A reading by D.C. Poets Against the War in Austin, Texas

International Women's Day
A reading by D.C. Poets Against the War
BookWoman, Austin, TX

On March 8, 7 to 9 pm, women of the District of Columbia Poets Against the War (DC--PAW) will read from their work and the work of women poets from around the world for International Women's Day at BookWoman bookstore, 918 W. 12th Street (12th Street and Lamar), Austin, Texas. www.ebookwoman.com, phone (512) - 472-2785.

Mosque Outrage Also Brings Solidarity

Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches http://dahrjamailiraq.com

*Inter Press Service*
Dahr Jamail and Arkan Hamed

BAGHDAD, Feb 25 (IPS) - Widespread sectarian violence generated by the
recent bombing of the Shia Golden Mosque in Samarra has also brought

Speak for Yourself

By Cindy Sheehan

While we were camping out in hot and humid Crawford, Texas last August, trying to meet with George Bush and trying to end the war, a right-wing organization called Move America Forward (to oblivion?) started a bus tour called: Cindy, You Don't Speak for Me.

Victims of War Are Not To Be Seen Or Heard Or Mentioned

By Robert Weitzel, ICH

"The greatest dignity and respect you can give [victims of war] is to show the horror they suffered, the absolute gruesome horror." -War Photographer David Lesson

Joseph Bonham was an American soldier. He lost both of his arms and legs and all of his face to an artillery shell. He could not see or hear or speak. Other than that he was healthy and lucid. That was Joe's nightmare. He could be kept alive a long time.

Anti-War Activist Cindy Sheehan Speaks at SXU

February 23, 2006 Southwest News-Herald — City Edition
By YVETTE PRESBERRY

Cheers, claps, shouts and patriotic salutes took place last Thursday at St. Xavier University, 3700 W. 103rd St., but not every action was for the same reason.

Judge Orders U.S. to Identify Detainees

Associated Press

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A U.S. federal judge ordered the Pentagon on Thursday to release the identities of hundreds of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay to The Associated Press, a move which would force the government to break its secrecy and reveal the most comprehensive list yet of those who have been held at the U.S. navy base in Cuba.

Nobel Laureates Join Call to End Iraq Occupation

Published on Friday, February 24, 2006 by OneWorld US
By Niko Kyriakou

SAN FRANCISCO - Three Nobel laureates are throwing their weight behind an international coalition in demanding the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and calling on the public to protest the occupation by taking part in nonviolent lawbreaking at U.S. military bases.

Blair Condones Amin-Style Tactics Against Terrorism, Says Archbishop

Published on Friday, February 24, 2006 by the London Times / UK
By David Charter, Ruth Gledhill, and Greg Hurst

Tony Blair was accused last night by the Archbishop of York of helping the US to run “Idi Amin-style

FBI Memos Reveal Allegations of Abusive Interrogation Techniques

By Drew Brown, Knight Ridder

WASHINGTON - Military interrogators posing as FBI agents at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, wrapped terrorism suspects in an Israeli flag and forced them to watch homosexual pornography under strobe lights during interrogation sessions that lasted as long as 18 hours, according to one of a batch of FBI memos released Thursday.

White House 'Discovers’ 250 Emails Related to Plame Leak

By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | Report

The White House turned over last week 250 pages of emails from Vice President Dick Cheney’s office. Senior aides had sent the emails in the spring of 2003 related to the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson, Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald revealed during a federal court hearing Friday.

Blogging Beyond Downing Street

Have Americans gotten in the habit yet of reading Mick Smith's blog? Remember Michael Smith, the reporter who broke the Downing Street Memo story? He's still at it, and has some great stories up recently. Mick also has on his site the full text of the Iraq Options Paper, which was missing a couple of sentences in the version we all got last Spring.

Katrina Evictions Protest Moved To Tuesday, March 14, 2006

PDF Flyer

Press Conference: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(Press Conference: Rayburn House Office Building - Room #2237)

Mardi Gras Style March for Justice: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
(March will start from Capitol South Metro Stop at 2:00 p.m. to the White House)

Rally & Protest at the White House: 3:00 p.m. - 11:59 p.m.
(Rally & Protest at the White House - Lafayette Park)

FBI 'Warned Military on Guantánamo Techniques'

By Demetri Sevastopulo, The Financial Times

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents at Guantánamo Bay warned military interrogators that some aggressive interrogation techniques were illegal, according to documents released on Thursday.

Bush finally unites Washington - against himself

BY BILL FERGUSON, Knight Ridder Newspapers

I've always thought that being president of the United States was probably the hardest job in the world. He has nearly unlimited responsibility and seems to get blamed for just about everything that goes wrong in the country and (it often seems) in the rest of the world, too.

Speaking Events

2016

 

March 24, Boone, NC.

 

March 25, Asheville, NC
Battery Park Apartments, 1 Battle Square, rooftop room, noon - 2 p.m.
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War Is A Lie: Second Edition
Published April 5, 2016
Tour begins here:

April 11, Washington, DC, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Busboys and Poets at 5th and K Streets.
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April 12, Baltimore, MD, 7:30 p.m. at Red Emma's.
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April 14, Bellingham, WA, 7:00-9:00 p.m. at Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship.
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April 15, Seattle, WA
Town Hall Seattle
1119 Eighth Ave (8th and Seneca) 
Seattle, WA 98101
7:30pm
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April 16 Portland, OR

 

April 24, Oneonta, NY at Unitarian Universalist Society of Oneonta.
5:30 discussion with students.
7:00 talk and Q&A with everyone.
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May 28, San Francisco, CA
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Daniel Ellsberg, at San Francisco Main Public Library, 100 Larkin Street.
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May 28, Marin County, CA
4 to 6 p.m., David Swanson in conversation with Norman Solomon, at Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd., Corte Madera, CA
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May 29, Oakland, CA
3 to 4 p.m., David Swanson interviewed by Cindy Sheehan, at Diesel: A Bookstore, 5433 College Avenue at Kales (near Manila), Oakland, CA
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May 29, Berkeley, CA
7:30 to 9 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists, sponsored by the Social Justice Committee and Cynthia Papermaster, 1606 Bonita Ave. (at Cedar), Berkeley, CA
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May 30, Fresno, CA
2 to 4 p.m., David Swanson and Cindy Sheehan at a Peace Fresno event

 


June 11 St. Paul, MN, 6 p.m. at Macalester Plymouth Church Social Hall 1658 Lincoln, St. Paul, MN.
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June 12 Minneapolis, MN, 9 and 11 a.m. at St. Joan's 4533 3rd Ave So, Minneapolis, MN, plus peace pole dedication at 2 p.m.
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