By Linda Milazzo,

As Washington undergoes its long overdue facelift and the hopeful disposal of Republican incompetence and greed, the media and the nation should be equally aware that the Democratic Party is undergoing significant changes as well. Not resulting from scandals and deceits like those plaguing Republicans. The Democratic change is an inside job... a colossal dissatisfaction of Progressive Democrats with their own feckless representatives and a growing effort to replace them with actual leaders.

Protesters force Bush to move Stanford meeting

By San Jose Mercury News

President Bush's visit to Stanford University's Hoover Institution was quickly moved to another location after more than 1,000 protesters converged around the Hoover tower.

The White House said the protesters blocked the only road into the central areaof the campus where Hoover is located, which forced a meeting with several Hoover fellows to be moved to the campus home of former Secretary of State George Shultz, a Hoover fellow who organized the gathering.

Join us on April 29th: Democrats for Peace Contingent

Join us on April 29th: Democrats for Peace Contingent

The war in Iraq is a bi-partisan war. Join the movement to drive the Democratic Party leadership in a progressive direction by marching with other committed Democrats demanding an end to the war in Iraq.

Democrats 4 Peace: 22nd b/w Broadway and Park.

Chabot: Impeach talk a joke

WASHINGTON - Steve Chabot doesn't want to go down that road again.

The last time there was a move to impeach the president, Chabot was on the front lines. The Cincinnati Republican was one of 13 House managers in charge of presenting to the Senate the case for the impeachment of William Jefferson Clinton.

Once again, seven years later, impeachment talk is in the air.

Get Ready for April 29

By Susan Chenelle
UFPJ Internet Coordinator

Dear UFPJ Member Groups,

With April 29th fast approaching, there are a few requests we have for you:

* If you are organizing an April 29th solidarity event, in another city, please post the event information on the UFPJ event calendar: so we can let folks across the country know about them.

* If you are organizing transportation to NYC for April 29th, please send your info to so that we can coordinate parking

Impeachment From Below: Legislators Lobby Congress

By John Nichols,

The Nation -- Inside the Beltway, legislators have been slow to support moves to censure or impeach President Bush and other members of the administration. Only 33 members of the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on as cosponsors of Congressman John Conyers' resolution calling for the creation of a select committee to investigate the administration's preparations for war before receiving congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing of torture, and retaliation against critics such as former Ambassador Joe Wilson, with an eye toward making recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment. Only two members of the Senate have agreed to cosponsor Senator Russ Feingold's proposal to censure the president for illegally ordering the warrantless wiretapping of phone conversations of Americans.

Strange Bedfellows Unite to Save the Internet Coalition
Trevor Fitzgibbon, 202-246-5303
Alex Howe, Fenton Communications, 202.822.5200

"Father of the Internet" Vint Cerf joins Gun Owners of America, librarians, consumer groups and others to announce Coalition

On Monday, diverse coalition launches national campaign to stop Congress from gutting Network Neutrality -- the First Amendment of the Internet


Neil Young wants to keep on rockin’ the free world.

His new record, Living With War, makes very clear that if the Bush regime is allowed to continue, there may not be a free world to rock for much longer.

On Friday, April 21, 2006, Justice Through Music was invited to a secret preview of the entire CD at Reprise Records Burbank headquarters. At 7:30 pm, a small cadre of people were ushered into a special listening room, and for the next 50 minutes, listen we did.

U.S., Iraqi Forces Fight Ramadi Insurgents

By TODD PITMAN, Associated Press

RAMADI, Iraq - U.S. and Iraqi forces fought an hour-long gunbattle with insurgents Saturday in this city west of the Iraqi capital, firing automatic weapons from rooftops at small guerrilla teams maneuvering around them in alleyways and an abandoned fairground.

U.S. commanders said four insurgents were killed and two Iraqi soldiers wounded in the gunfight in eastern Ramadi — one shot through the calf and evacuated by U.S. medics, another with a minor facial wound.

Some of the Highlights from the Truckload of Smoking Guns Dropped off in Recent Months

A memo from a January, 2003, White House meeting of Bush and Blair at which Bush made clear that the U.S. would go to war with or without the United Nations and proposed various strategems to try to create a justification for war.

A report that the CIA had strong evidence before the war that Iraq possessed no Weapons of Mass Destruction.

The Executive's Henchmen Ride Again

by Larisa Alexandrovna

Edward R. Murrow once said: "No one can terrorize a whole nation, unless we are all his accomplices."

CIA Director Porter Goss - who in all of my conversations with intelligence officers has only ever been described as a criminal and "Cheney's boy," fired a whistleblower last night for exposing the inhumanity and extreme cruelty of this administration.

The concept of "national security" is not remotely of interest to Goss, Cheney, Bush or any other member of this corrupt and twisted administration. In order to fully care about national security, one would be required to care first and this administration has proved over and over that it has no care for the citizens of this nation, the soldiers serving this nation, the intelligence officers working to protect this nation, the laws of this nation, the Congress of this nation, the Judiciary of this nation, and in general for anything outside of its own wretched power lust and greed frenzy.


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Neil Young Interview About His Impeachment Song

"It pretty much follows the title, but with a list of reasons: It's a long song."

Hillary Clinton and George Bush: No Friends of the Kurds

Common Dreams
by Sureya Sayadi

When Hillary Clinton was at Brown University on April 8 giving a speech on “Women Leaders,” I accepted an invitation from students to join their protest. Why would I, a Kurdish woman, protest Hillary Clinton? Hillary Clinton is a great supporter of the war in Iraq, and like many others in the U.S. government, has used the suffering of the Kurdish people to prove the moral righteousness of the occupation. But Clinton, like Bush, is really using the Kurds to justify her own political ends, and refuses to address our real problems—lack of adequate services, corruption, continued human rights abuses in the region, and the fact that our refugees cannot yet return home. And all of these problems are exacerbated by the violence raging throughout the rest of Iraq that is due, in large part, to the presence of US troops.

The Firing of Mary McCarthy

By Larry Johnson

The case against the CIA Intelligence Officer, Mary McCarthy, fired for her
alleged role in leaking information about secret prisons to the Washington
Post's Dana Priest smells a little fishy. Let me state at the outset that
the officer in question, Mary McCarthy, is an old acquaintance. I hasten to
add that I do not consider her a friend. She was my immediate boss in
1988-89 and was instrumental in my decision to leave the CIA and take a job

Chafee: Arrogance hurt administration's handling of war

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee says arrogance by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and the Bush administration has hurt the U-S handling of the war in Iraq.

In an interview with The Associated Press, Chafee said the administration has a dismissive attitude and has been unwilling to listen to outsiders.

He calls it "the arrogance factor."

Chafee said he shares the concerns about Rumsfeld's management style raised by a half-dozen retired generals, and urged Bush to meet with them.

Clinton wants anti-Rumsfeld generals to testify


WASHINGTON Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton says the generals who have been calling for the removal of Donald Rumsfeld should testify before the Senate.

Clinton weighed in today on the growing effort to oust the Defense Secretary, but did not call for Rumsfeld's removal. She says it's more important to find out what did or did not go wrong in planning the war in Iraq.

Some fellow Democrats have criticized Clinton for voting for the war and not doing more now to bring the troops home.

Fray over Rumsfeld expands

By Neil Vigdor, Greenwich Time, CT

The public bashing of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld took on a bipartisan flavor yesterday with Republican Congressman Christopher Shays joining a chorus of Democrats and retired generals who want a change atop the Pentagon.

Wrapping up a week-long trip to the Middle East that included his 12th visit to Iraq since the start of the war, Shays said he would be happy if Rumsfeld left his position because of what he called missteps in his handling of the military campaign.

Neil Young's protest album to go online


Neil Young's newly recorded protest album "Living With War," including a song calling for the impeachment of President Bush, will be posted for free Internet streaming next week, his label said on Friday.

Starting April 28, fans can log onto Young's Web site,, and listen to the 10-track collection in its entirety, free of charge, said Bill Bentley, a spokesman for Warner Music Group's Reprise Records. The album will first become commercially available as a digital download beginning May 2, "and we plan to get it into retail stores as soon after that as we can get them manufactured," Bentley said.

Peaceful Demonstration Against President Bush on April 22 in West Sacramento

Military Families Speak Out Capital Region

A peaceful demonstration against President Bush and his energy and Iraq war policies will be held Saturday, April 22 at 2:00pm in West Sacramento. Protestors are to gather in front of the alternative energy company California Fuel Cell Partnership, 3300 Industrial Blvd. where Bush will be touring. Considered simply a photo opportunity for Bush on Earth Day, event sponsors encourage demonstrators to bring signs emphasizing Bush's energy policies, the control of oil resources, that have led the U.S. into war. Co-sponsor Military Families Speak Out will provide signs that say "Bring Our Troops Home Now!"

Resolution urges Bush's ouster

"There were people almost in tears expressing the anger they felt..."
By GLEN BOLDUC, Kennebec Journal, ME

AUGUSTA -- The question was whether to accept a resolution to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.

And as the debate went back and forth during Thursday's monthly meeting of the Kennebec County Democratic Committee, those in favor of the resolution began to prevail.

Roadside bomb kills three in Northern Iraq

Baghdad , April . 22 (BNA) A double roadside bomb explosion northeast of Baghdad killed three Iraqis and injured 22 others today, a security source said.

The first blast that took place inside a shop in al- Miqdadiya, 100 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, prompted dozens of Iraqis to gather close to the shop when a second bomb detonated, causing the casualties, the source said. Another bomb exploded in al-Mahaweel, 80 kilometers south of Baghdad, wounding two Iraqi security personnel, according to a security source. In a separate incident, security commander General Salam al- Maamouri survived an attempt on his life when a roadside bomb exploded in front of his convoy in Khatona, near al- Mahaweel.

Kerry Finally Has a Decent Message

Kerry accuses Bush of stifling dissent
ANDREW MIGA, Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Invoking bitter memories of the public tumult over the Vietnam War three decades ago, Sen. John Kerry is accusing the Bush administration of stifling dissent about its failed Iraq policies by branding critics as unpatriotic.

"The spirit of intolerance for dissent has risen steadily, and the habit of labeling dissenters as unpatriotic has become the common currency of the politicians currently running our country," Kerry, D-Mass., said in remarks prepared for delivery Saturday at Boston's Faneuil Hall.

10 bodies found in Iraq, bombing of marketplace kills two Iraqis

BAGHDAD (AP) - Suspected insurgents set off two bombs in a public market in northern Iraq on Saturday, the second one timed to hit emergency crews arriving at the scene, and the blasts killed at least two Iraqis and wounded 17, police said.

The bodies of 10 Iraqis who apparently were tortured and killed in captivity also were found in other areas of Iraq, police said.

In the market attack, the fist bomb exploded at 7:30 a.m. in the middle Muqdadiyah, a town about 90 kilometres north of Baghdad, causing a large fire, police in Diyala province said on condition of anonymity for security reasons.

White House knew there were no WMD: CIA

By Reuters

The CIA had evidence Iraq possessed no weapons of mass destruction six months before the 2003 US-led invasion but was ignored by a White House intent on ousting Saddam Hussein, a former senior CIA official said, according to CBS.

Tyler Drumheller, who headed CIA covert operations in Europe during the run-up to the Iraq war, said intelligence opposing administration claims of a WMD threat came from a top Iraqi official who provided the US spy agency with other credible information.

No to Prowar Democrats


When Los Angeles teacher Marcy Winograd saw her Democratic representative in Congress making excuses for George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program on NBC's Meet the Press in February, she decided that someone had to challenge Jane Harman's acquiescence in Bush's reckless agenda. So Winograd, a veteran activist who had been instrumental in getting the California Democratic Party to take a firm stand against the war in Iraq, leapt into the June 6 primary. She quickly found that others shared her frustration with Harman; Winograd's been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America, Southern California Americans for Democratic Action, the Western Region of the United Auto Workers union and a half-dozen presidents of local Democratic clubs. Recently her supporters blocked an early Harman endorsement by the state party after Winograd told a caucus: "When elected, I will have the courage to cut funding for the war in Iraq, to say no when the imperial George Bush wants to wiretap your home without a warrant and to immediately sign on to legislation for universal single-payer national healthcare."

Heroic CIA Whistleblower Fired For Revealing Secret CIA Run Prisons

By Rob Kall,

While the CIA did not reveal the identity of the intelligence officer, NBC news reported that she is Mary McCarthy, an agency employee since 1984.

A Washington Post article revealed

The CIA fired a long-serving intelligence officer for sharing classified information with The Washington Post and other news organizations, officials said yesterday, as the agency continued an aggressive internal search for anyone who may have discussed intelligence with the news media.

Illinois Legislators Introduce Bill for Bush Impeachment

Three members of the Illinois General Assembly have introduced a bill that urges the General Assembly to submit charges to the U. S. House of Representatives to initiate impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States, George W. Bush, for willfully violating his Oath of Office to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and if found guilty urges his removal from office and disqualification to hold any other office in the United States.

Lawyer: Rice Allegedly Leaked Defense Info

By Matthew Barakat, Associated Press

Alexandria, Va. - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice leaked national defense information to a pro-Israel lobbyist in the same manner that landed a lower-level Pentagon official a 12-year prison sentence, the lobbyist's lawyer said Friday.

Prosecutors Disputed the Claim

The allegations against Rice came as a federal judge granted a defense request to issue subpoenas sought by the defense for Rice and three other government officials in the trial of Steven Rosen and Keith Weissman. The two are former lobbyists with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee who are charged with receiving and disclosing national defense information.


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