By Cindy Sheehan
I have been invited to speak to the European Union Parliament in March in Strassbourg, Germany . My message will be one of peace and non-violent unity against the out of control murderous and disastrous policies of the Bush Administration. I wrote extensively about meeting with other world leaders in my article, "Friends don't let Friends Commit War Crimes." (www.truthout.org/do2005/010206Q.shtml)
By Ted Bridis, Associated Press
Washington - The Homeland Security Department objected at first to a United Arab Emirates company's taking over significant operations at six U.S. ports. It was the lone protest among members of the government committee that eventually approved the deal without dissent.
Bucks County history professor Chuck Pennacchio, trying to wrest the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Bob Casey Jr., called President Bush a "criminal president" Saturday and said his own goal to unseat U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum "will be showered with millions" if Pennacchio can just win the primary election.
From Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The number of Iraqi army battalions judged capable of fighting the insurgency without U.S. help has slipped from one to zero since September, Pentagon officials said Friday.
By Danny Schechter
Announcement: United for Peace and Justice is Partnering with MediaChannel.org to Focus Attention on Media Complicity in the Iraq War.
Last week, new photographs of detainees abused by US soldiers in the infamous Abu Ghraib gulag in Iraq surfaced. They were discovered by the American Civil Liberties Union. The story was covered on TVS in Australia.
By Michael Smith
Two interesting articles on the willingness of the US to lock up suspected al-Qaeda terrorists and throw away the key appear in the US media today. The New York Times reports on the detention centre at Bagram air base north of Kabul where 500 people are held without trial in a camp that mirrors and is in fact far worse than Guantanamo. The other report comes in an LA Times op-ed piece by Thomas Wilner, a lawyer representing a number of Kuwaitis held in Guantanamo. It is worth noting that as Wilner says, some of those held in Bagram and Guantanamo were handed over by Afghan bounty hunters in return for the sort of financial reward that would keep an Afghan family in food for several decades.
By Michael Smith
I’ve just been interviewed by Jose Pagliery, a student at the Florida International University's School of Journalism for a documentary on the Downing St Memos. I say memos because while the initial focus among the bloggers and web newspapers which drew them to the attention of the US people was on just one memo, the minutes of a meeting of Tony Blair’s war cabinet in July 2002, there were in fact ten. I reported on eight of the memos while working at the Daily Telegraph in September 2004. I then moved to the Sunday Times, where I obtained the other two memos, the minutes of that war cabinet meeting and the briefing paper for those attending.
Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches http://dahrjamailiraq.com
Al-Arabiya TV reports that on February 22rd, the day of the bombing at
the Golden Mosque in Samarra:
“Al-Arabiya Television has lost its correspondent in Iraq, Atwar Bahjat,
Subject: Re: www_email
Date: Feb 24, 2006 10:32 AM
Dear Mr. Fearn:
Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about President Bush and his policies.
During my time in Congress thus far, I have agreed and disagreed at times with President
Two cast their eyes on Price's seat
By Rob Christensen, Raleigh News and Observer
Kent Kanoy said he is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. David Price because he wants to send a simple but powerful message: impeach President Bush.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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!
Group: Impeach President Bush
BY JENNIFER FERRIS, The Herald-Sun, NC, email@example.com
CHAPEL HILL -- Not content to leave politics to those in Washington, a local group wants to take national matters into their own hands.
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
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.
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.
By Gary Zimmerman
(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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.