Our 40th Year
The San Francisco Bay Guardian this week outlines the case for impeaching President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
The Guardian, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, is one of the first newspapers in the country to call for impeaching the president.
The article, written by City Editor Steven T. Jones, cites top Constitutional lawyers and scholars as well as political figures to make the case that Bush and Cheney have abused executive authority to the point where they may well have committed impeachable offenses.
The article chronicles a growing grassroots movement that has largely escaped the notice of the mainstream news media. Jones' piece and an accompanying note by Executive Editor Tim Redmond, chide the leadership of the Democratic Party for its failures to press the impeachment issue. READ THE REST
Gonzales Seeks to Reframe NSA Surveillance
AP Photo: Members of the audience stand up and turn their backs on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales,...
By PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales offered additional defenses of President Bush's domestic spying program on Tuesday, as the administration tried to redefine the warrantless surveillance in a way that undermines critics.
REMAINING SENTENCING DATES:
Peter DeMott -Tues. Jan. 24/ 9:30 am
Clare Grady - Wed. Jan. 25/ 9:30 am
Teresa Grady - Fri. Jan. 27/ 11:30
Press Statements of remaining defendants
"It is a fascinating story and a deeply moving one. And it is a story
that should make people pause and think-think not only about the
A lot of short Flash presentations have been made about this war. This is one of the best, if not the best, that I've seen: LINK.
By David Swanson
Here's a campaign Email that was sent to supporters of Howard Kaloogian for Congress (and those who signed up on his Email list because they were attracted in the way one can be to something so disgusting that it's hard to turn away even while forced to squint and gasp for air). While a number of candidates have begun to make their pro-impeachment positions an issue in this year's congressional campaigns, this is the first I've seen make an issue of his opposition to impeachment of Bush/Cheney. He's running in a special election in April. No doubt, many will have occasion to take this up before November.
New York - The Committee to Protect Journalists on Monday called for the U.S. military to free two journalists, one held without charge in Iraq and the other, the media rights group said, detained at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
By James Glanz, The New York Times
The first official history of the $25 billion American reconstruction effort in Iraq depicts a program hobbled from the outset by gross understaffing, a lack of technical expertise, bureaucratic infighting, secrecy and constantly increasing security costs, according to a preliminary draft.
By Juan Cole, Informed Comment
Usamah Bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri murdered 3,000 Americans, and they both issued tapes in the past week, blustering and threatening us with more of the same. Most of us aren't wild about paying for the Bush administration with our taxes, but one thing we have a right to expect is that our government would protect us from mass murderers and would chase them down and arrest them. It has not done that. When asked why he hasn't caught Bin Laden, Bush replies, "Because he's hidin.'" Is Bush laughing at us?
By J. Sri Raman, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
Preparations are on, in full swing, for US President George Bush's visit to India - and protocol matters are the least of the concerns of the mandarins here.
LIFE STYLE EXTRA (UK) - A Cabinet Office civil servant and a former parliamentary researcher who allegedly leaked plans to bomb the Arabic al-Jazeera satellite station appeared at the Old Bailey.
Cabinet communications officer David Keogh, 49, and House of Commons aide Leo O'Connor 42, are charged with breaching the Official Secrets Act.
The Terrorist in the Mirror
By NOAM CHOMSKY, www.counterpunch.org
"Terror" is a term that rightly arouses strong emotions and deep concerns. The primary concern should, naturally, be to take measures to alleviate the threat, which has been severe in the past, and will be even more so in the future. To proceed in a serious way, we have to establish some guidelines. Here are a few simple ones:
By Onnesha Roychoudhuri, AlterNet
"The Godfather" is a pivotal film because it manages to characterize violence and illegal conduct as necessary, as honorable -- portraying it as an unsightly means to a peaceful end. Who doubted Michael Corleone's honest intentions to find the peace? He never wanted to be like his father -- he wanted to become legit.
Federal law cited in arguments for, against Bush on eavesdropping
By RON HUTCHESON, Knight Ridder
WASHINGTON - The dispute over President Bush's domestic spying program hinges on the same tough question that vexed the nation's founders: How much power does a president have?
The Bush administration is bracing for impeachment hearings in Congress.
"A coalition in Congress is being formed to support impeachment," an administration source said.
Saddam Hussein is a Tyrant and a Threat to Democracy and Deserves Removal from the Presidency for His Litany of Unjust and Barbaric Crimes
By Brad Blog
Saddam Hussein's intolerable use of weapons of mass destruction against enemies; unprecedented aggression against and occupation of a country which posed no threat to his own; routine kidnapping, torture, murder and secret prison system; wholesale slaughter of citizens from other countries; imprisonment of political rivals held for years without charges; and secret spying on his very own countrymen without court order or legislative approval, demonstrates beyond a reasonable doubt that this so-called "President" was a dangerous rogue, a tyrant, and a grave threat -- of the highest order -- to worldwide peace, stability and democracy.
His immediate removal from unelected power was...and is...a completely justified imperative.
Jersey Girls on General Hayden's Defense of Bush's Illegal Spying
by Kristen Breitweiser, Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg:
Statement of September 11th Advocates
CONGRESSMAN NADLER: The legal arguments the administration makes are
not even debatable. They're frivolous arguments. They're
arguments that can only be made by a monarch, by someone who
is trying to justify absolute power in the executive branch.
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
Contact: Dena Graziano 202-226-6888
By Nancy Dooling, Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin (New York)
Burns: 'My Conduct was Honorable'
BINGHAMTON — At least 30 peace activists sang a hymn as protester Daniel Burns was handcuffed Monday before beginning the six-month prison sentence he received in federal court for throwing his own blood in a military recruiting office.
Institute for Public Accuracy
As part of the Bush administration's response to the revelations of
warrantless domestic spying by the National Security Agency, a former
head of the NSA, Gen. Michael Hayden, now the nation's second-ranking
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God Bless the N.S.A.
[sung to the tune of God Bless the USA, by Lee Greenwood]