Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday January 10, 2006
BUSH in Washington, DC: President Bush makes remarks on the war on
terrorism to the Veterans of Foreign Wars at 10:15 am ET at the Omni
Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. At 1:05 pm, Bush participates in a

State Senator Supports Conyers' Bills

From Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo

Dear Congressman John Conyers,

I am a proud supporter and most appreciative of your leadership effort to proceed with legislation that would both censure President Bush and Vice-President Cheney and initiate formal proceedings to ascertain the appropriateness of formal impeachment actions by the House of Representatives. I fully endorse House Resolutions 635, 636, and 637.

Bush Advisor Says President Has Legal Power to Torture Children

By Philip Watts

01/08/06 "revcom.us" -- -- John Yoo publicly argued there is no law that could prevent the President from ordering the torture of a child of a suspect in custody – including by crushing that child’s testicles.

Abduction of American Reporter in Iraq Blacked Out By U.S. News Outlets

By Joe Strupp, Editor and Publisher

NEW YORK The abduction of a Christian Science Monitor reporter in Iraq on Saturday was not disclosed by major U.S. media outlets for nearly two days after the Monitor requested that the incident, and the reporter's name and affiliation, be withheld. A translator was killed in the incident and the reporter, now identified by the Monitor as Jill Carroll, is still being held.

Fitzgerald Maintains Focus on Rove

By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org

Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald is said to have spent the past month preparing evidence he will present to a grand jury alleging that White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove knowingly made false statements to FBI and Justice Department investigators and lied under oath while he was being questioned about his role in the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame's identity more than two years ago, according to sources knowledgeable about the probe.

Merkel bashes Guantanamo ahead of US trip

By STEFAN NICOLA, UPI Germany Correspondent

KEHL AM RHEIN, Germany, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Angela Merkel kicked up political dust by saying the U.S. should close down their military prisons in Guantanamo Bay, just days before her first official trip to Washington as Germany's new chancellor.

Virginia Grassroots Coalition Iraq War/Peace Forum

January 10th, 6:30-9:00pm
Agenda
6:30 -- 7:00 – Dinner & Networking
7:00 – 7:05 - Introductions
7:05 – 7:15 - Iraq Veterans facts and figure
7:15 – 8:05 - Panel Discussion
8:05 – 8:10 - Bill Black’s 5-minute Speed Seminar on framing the Anti-War Message

Bush Wore Wire for Alito Remarks

By Bob Fertik

On Monday morning, Bush spoke a total of 250 words to the media on behalf of Sam Alito.

Enough of his excuses: Blair must be impeached over Iraq

By Michael Rose, The Guardian

The only way parliament can regain the trust of disaffected voters is to admit that it was wrong to support the war

Wars are won when the people, government and army work together for a common cause in which they genuinely believe. Whereas the people may be initially uncertain about military intervention, politicians will often be the strongest advocates - blinded by the imperatives of their political views. It will invariably be military commanders who are most cautious about using force - for they understand better than most the consequences of engaging in war.

ConvictBushCheney.org Demands Criminal Prosecution

(Washington, DC) - ConvictBushCheney.org (CBC) is compiling clear and convincing evidence of High Crimes and War Crimes committed by George W. Bush, Richard Cheney and the Bush/Cheney Administration. Drawing upon investigations by experts and respected organizations, mainstream media reports, and other reliable sources, CBC publishes evidence of torture and abuse of detainees; spying on US citizens; willful deception and other misconduct during the run up to war; leaking classified information and other improper acts in retaliation against administration critics; and other facts which constitute grounds for indictment and conviction of Bush and Cheney.

Rumsfeld Displays Understanding of Plight of Prisoners at Gitmo

From Seattle Times

Human rights activists have criticized the United States for the indefinite detention of the roughly 505 detainees held at Guantánamo. Former prisoners have stated they were tortured there, and the ICRC last year accused the U.S. military of using tactics "tantamount to torture." The military has denied torture has occurred.

MARCH 20TH - PENTAGON ACTION

NCNR (National Coalition for Nonviolent Resistance), the ones who organized the action at the White House on September 26th, are now planning an action of nonviolent resistance at the Pentagon in commemoration of the 3rd year of the war on Iraq.

Letter from a Nonviolent Resister

President George Bush committed a felony, punishable by five years in prison.
Authorizing the use of wiretaps without a court order on United States citizens,
as President Bush did in 2002 and 30 times thereafter, violated a federal law.

MPs Leaked Bush Plan to Hit al-Jazeera

By David Leigh and Richard Norton-Taylor
The Guardian UK

Transcript of meeting with Blair passed to US contact. Official and aide already charged over document.

Two Labour MPs have defied the Official Secrets Act by passing on the contents of a secret British document revealing how President George Bush wanted to bomb the Arabic TV station, al-Jazeera.

Egypt 'Has Proof' US Questioned Suspects in Romania

Agence France-Presse

A fax sent by the Egyptian foreign ministry to its embassy in London stated that more than 20 Iraqis and Afghans had been questioned at a US-run base in Romania, a Swiss newspaper reported.

US Troops Seize Award-Winning Iraqi Journalist

The Guardian UK

American troops in Baghdad yesterday blasted their way into the home of an Iraqi journalist working for the Guardian and Channel 4, firing bullets into the bedroom where he was sleeping with his wife and children.

Video of Moran, Murtha Town Hall

By Todd Smyth

CSPAN has excellent video coverage of the Rep. Jack Murtha Town Hall hosted by Rep. Jim Moran in Arlington, VA this past Thursday. It was rebroadcast Sunday noon time and it was great to watch even though I was there. They only seem to update the online schedule one day ahead.

Was Anything Learned from Vietnam?

By Carolyn Eisenberg
http://hnn.us/articles/20259.html

Ms. Eisenberg is a member of Historians Against War (HAW). She presented the following paper at a forum sponsored by HAW at the annual meting of the American Historical Association in Philadelphia this past weekend.

Throw a House Party for the State of the Union Address

By United for Peace and Justice

Does the thought of watching President Bush give the State of the Union address alone leave you feeling a bit depressed? We have the solution: throw a house party to support UFPJ and your local peace and justice group. And have fun!

Bush believes he is above the law

By Theodore Fuller, Roanoke Times (Virginia)

Fuller is a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech.

Most of us who are old enough to remember Watergate remember that the key lesson from that crisis was that, in the United States, no one -- not even the president of the United States -- is above the law. President Bush's willful decision to approve spying on U.S. citizens without a court order indicates that he has forgotten that crucial lesson.

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us

By Dave Lindorff

There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.

We Owe Veterans and Soldiers the Truth

By Garett L.Reppenhagen, Veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Former Sniper of the 1st Infantry Division

The German winter was in high gear as the Scouts of 2-63rd Armor Battalion crossed the tarmac to an awaiting plane. We were wearing our newly issued desert uniforms and carried almost all the necessary gear to survive one year in hostile Iraq. Other than an occasional joke most of us were deep in thought. I shifted from images of the people I loved and the luxuries I knew would soon be few and far between. Mostly I thought about the mission ahead, all the “what if scenarios

Report and Photos from Hudson Valley Out of Iraq Event

CODEPINK - women for peace- Hudson Valley Contingent, New York had a very successful Out of Iraq Event at the Kingston , New York State recruiting station on Jan 7, 2006. Here below is the announcement we sent out and the attached files are of the resulting news article and pictures from the action.

Homeland Security Opening Private Mail

Published on Monday, January 9, 2006 by MSNBC
Retired professor confused, angered when letter from abroad is opened
By Brock N. Meeks

WASHINGTON - In the 50 years that Grant Goodman has known and corresponded with a colleague in the Philippines he never had any reason to suspect that their friendship was anything but spectacularly ordinary.

Swami Beyondananda Calls on Americans to Launch an Evolution

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE … (Or delayed gratification)

“Time to Fire the First ‘Big Shot!’

Upcoming Rally in Sacramento

By Stephen Pearcy

Hello everyone, and Happy New Year!

For most people, the last several weeks probably involved holiday gatherings with friends and family. Locally, we saw little, if any, direct action.

Media's War Images Delude instead of Inform

By Norman Solomon
t r u t h o u t | Perspective, www.truthout.org

The picture was perfect. It provided a moving portrait, an image that journalists called "iconic." It was true to the moment. Yet the photograph was deceiving in a way that media images often are - showing us what's more apparent than real.

Attack on Iran: A Looming Folly

By William Rivers Pitt
t r u t h o u t | Perspective, www.truthout.org

The wires have been humming since before the New Year with reports that the Bush administration is planning an attack on Iran. "The Bush administration is preparing its NATO allies for a possible military strike against suspected nuclear sites in Iran in the New Year, according to German media reports, reinforcing similar earlier suggestions in the Turkish media," reported UPI on December 30th.

IRAQ: THE CASE FOR IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL

Gilbert Achcar interviewed by Bill Weinberg

January 07, 2006 World War 4 Report -- published on Znet

Gilbert Achcar is the author of The Clash of Barbarisms: September 11 and the Making of the New World Disorder (Monthly Review Press, 2002) and Eastern Cauldron: Islam, Afghanistan, Palestine and Iraq in a Marxist Mirror (Monthly Review Press, 2004). A native of Lebanon, he teaches international relations at the University of Paris, and is a frequent contributor to Le Monde diplomatique. On Nov. 3, he spoke in New York City at an event organized by the Campaign for Peace and Democracy entitled "The Case For Immediate Withdrawal: Wrestling with the Hard Questions." The following day, he spoke with WW4 REPORT's Bill Weinberg at his apartment in Lower Manhattan. -----------------------------

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