Our Representatives must act on behalf of "we the people".
By Carol Wolman, http://www.opednews.com
Impeachment is a legal process similar to arraignment, whereby a public official is charged with criminal conduct. In the case of the president and vice president, the House of Representatives acts as the prosecuting attorney, for the people. Its job is to investigate allegations of wrongdoing and, if warranted, to bring formal charges. The case then goes to the Senate, which acts as judge to find the official guilty or not guilty.
Hot topic: The discussion comes after U.N. criticism of U.S. practices at Gitmo
By Rosemary Winters, The Salt Lake Tribune
About 130 Salt Lake City residents attended a panel discussion on Sunday about the United States' treatment of detainees in Iraq, Cuba and Afghanistan.
By Dean Lawrence R. Velvel
James Risen is one of The New York Times’ major writers on intelligence matters and related subjects. His new book on such topics is State of War: The Secret History Of The CIA And The Bush Administration (Free Press, 2006). There are those who think the impending publication of the book, in which Risen extensively discusses the NSA’s electronic surveillance of Americans, is what caused The Times, after sitting on the story for about a year, to finally disclose this surveillance in late 2005. The Times, some think, did not want to get scooped by a book written by one of its own reporters, and realized that, because of the impending publication, the story would no longer remain secret anyway.
The "Direct Proposition To Impeach," A Way For Any One Congressman Or Delegate To Bring Bush Impeachment To The Floor Of The House
by-passing all Committees, and impossible to stop
by Rev. Bill McGinnis
By Dave Lindorff, http://www.thiscantbehappening.net
Lost amid all the heavy breathing by the mainstream press reporters who have gotten so worked up over the vice presidential shooting is the story of the vice-presidential ambulance.
By BOB HERBERT, New York Times
Justice? Surely you jest.
Terrible things were done to Maher Arar, and his extreme suffering was set in motion by the United States government. With the awful facts of his case carefully documented, he tried to sue for damages. But last week a federal judge waved the facts aside and told Mr. Arar, in effect, to get lost.
By PAUL KRUGMAN, New York Times
"Be a mensch," my parents told me. Literally, a mensch is a person. But by implication, a mensch is an upstanding person who takes responsibility for his actions.
CNN PRESENTS: The Intelligence Failures Which Provided Support for the Bush Admninisration to Pursue War on Iraq
Aired February 18, 2006 - 15:00 ET
THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
FREDRICKA WHITFIELD, CNN CORRESPONDENT, CNN PRESENTS: Marshals say Gregory and Jeffrey Rose had enough explosives to bring down a building. Agents link them to anti-government groups.
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By Charles Babington, Washington Post
At two key moments in recent days, White House officials contacted congressional leaders just ahead of intelligence committee meetings that could have stirred demands for a deeper review of the administration's warrantless-surveillance program, according to House and Senate sources.
By Marjorie Cohn, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
Last week, the United Nations Human Rights Commission reported that the violent force-feeding of detainees by the US military at its Guantánamo prison camp amounts to torture.
By David Swanson
I just spoke with Ann Wright. They got Diane Wilson out of jail, and she goes to court tomorrow. KPFT has an interview with her and is interviewing Cindy Sheehan right now. Cindy is spending this Presidents Day visiting the church of George W.'s mother and asking to speak with her about her son.
By ERIC MINK, KNIGHT RIDDER NEWS SERVICE
"September the 11th changed the way I think," George W. Bush said Feb. 10 at a Republican retreat in Cambridge, Md.
The president was talking about the depth of his commitment to protecting the American people from future terrorist attacks. That commitment, without any doubt, is sincere, passionate and all-encompassing. But it also stands at odds with Bush's disinterest in governing and his administration's proven inability to do it.
By Jason Leopold, t r u t h o u t | www.truthout.org
The investigation into the leak of covert CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson is heating up. Evidence is mounting that senior officials in the office of Vice President Dick Cheney and the National Security Council conspired to unmask Plame Wilson's identity to reporters in an effort to stop her husband from publicly criticizing the administration's pre-war Iraq intelligence, according to sources close to the two-year-old probe.
From Mourning to Resistance 3 Years too Many – Stop the War!
March on the Pentagon, March 20, 2006, Washington, D.C.
Join the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance to STOP the WAR NOW!
Marking the end of the 3rd year since the war began.
By TIM GOLDEN, http://www.nytimes.com
One of the Pentagon's top civilian lawyers repeatedly challenged the Bush administration's policy on the coercive interrogation of terror suspects, arguing that such practices violated the law, verged on torture and could ultimately expose senior officials to prosecution, a newly disclosed document shows.
February 20, 2006
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
One Maritime Plaza
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Dear Congresswoman Kaptur:
In June of 2005, nine months ago, a few representatives of the Northwest Ohio
Peace Coalition met with you for the express purpose of discussing the
By Michelle Chen, The NewStandard
The public-relations gloss that has long wrapped the Bush administration is fast becoming a blemish on the White House, according to lawmakers who have uncovered some $1.6 billion in federal funds spent on promoting various administration-sponsored programs.
Published on Sunday, February 19, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
By Larry Beinhart
The vice president shoots you in the heart and in the face. Then you apologize for all the trouble it’s caused him. That’s what it means to be a Republican.
Published on Sunday, February 19, 2006 by the Sunday Times /UK
By Jon Swain and Brian Johnson-Thomas in Rome
THE American military have been operating flights across Europe using a call sign assigned to a civilian airline that they have no legal right to use.
By David Swanson
1.-Impeachment is where people's energy is, all over the country. If we want a large and growing and democratic movement, we should listen to our members.
2.-Exposing the lies and the crimes related to this war is, more than anything else, building opposition to the war, as well as to future wars. There is no better way to expose the crimes than to demand an investigation that could lead to impeachment. (As demanded by H Res 635.)
By KARL FORSYTH, Anchorage Daily News (Alaska)
Twenty years ago, Neil Postman wrote in "Amusing Ourselves to Death" that meaningful political discourse had become impossible due to our ridiculously short attention spans, a phenomenon he attributed to the impact of television. Today, we continue to marinate in a flood of context-free entertainment/news fragments and sound bites, leaving us profoundly distracted and politically incoherent (but well-entertained). The bad news has only recently become apparent. Unprecedented abuses of political power are occurring on our watch. The abuses are getting more blatant by the day, yet we remain complacent. We're in danger of becoming the biggest banana republic in the world.
By Heather Wokusch, www.CommonDreams.org
This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous... Having said that, all options are on the table.
- George W. Bush, February 2005
By Clarence Lusane, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
As the crimes of the Bush administration mount, it becomes increasingly difficult to avoid talk of impeachment.
As a result of his continuing abuse of power, the impeachment option is making its way from the margin to the mainstream. Legal scholars on the left and the right argue that Bush may have committed "high crimes and misdemeanors," as stated in Article II, Section 4, of the Constitution.
By Tom Hayden
Below is the exit strategy proposed by the Iraqi National Resistance, a network of resistance groups and their allies in Iraqi political and civil society. It is very important that Americans study this proposal and take it seriously. It provides a blueprint that should fit with the anti-war movement’s call for US withdrawal.
By Larry C Johnson
Simply amazing; the Bush Adminstration still has not figured out how to accurately count terrorist incidents. I know some readers of this blog will be tempted to dismiss my statement as just another diatribe from a knee-jerk Bush hater. I do not hate Bush and still consider myself a political conservative. What I do not understand is, if terrorism is the biggest threat we face, why we cannot make a commitment to accurately monitor terrorist activity around the world.
'The Americans are Breaking International Law... It is a Society Heading Towards Animal Farm' - Archbishop Sentamu on Guantanamo
Published on Saturday, February 18, 2006 by Independent/UK
By Ian Herbert and Ben Russell
The Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, has launched a passionate attack on President George Bush, saying his administration's refusal to close the notorious Guantanamo Bay camp reflected "a society that is heading towards George Orwell's Animal Farm".
By the Los Angeles Times
That the United States Senate has a body called the Intelligence Committee is an irony George Orwell would have truly appreciated. In a world without Doublespeak, the panel, chaired by GOP Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, would be known by a more appropriate name - the Senate Coverup Committee.
By BRIAN MURPHY, AP Religion Writer
PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil - A coalition of American churches sharply denounced the U.S.-led war in Iraq on Saturday, accusing Washington of "raining down terror" and apologizing to other nations for "the violence, degradation and poverty our nation has sown."