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Kevin Zeese reporting that only 31 % believe we can win in Iraq. Only 2% believe the Congress has the best interests of the military at heart.


Dick Bell, Karen Bradley
Democracy Cell Project

A cold morning in Lafayette Park, the White House glistening in the bright morning sun. Four mounted park police stand in formation opposite the White House fence, while another policewoman plays a rough game wrestling with a K-9 dog over a foot-long orange plastic attack-dog toy.

John Conyer's Town Hall Today

Ray of Light
Democratic Underground

Today was the first day towards taking back our government. The focus was on ending the Iraq occupation. Afterdowningstreet, the Democracy Cell Project, Code Pink, and The world can't wait have people attending local events and have asked all of us to attend and to bring people into these town halls to learn.

Live blogging from the Livonia "Out of Iraq" Townhall...part two

Live blogging from Livonia Part 2,
Suz Krueger, Democracy Cell Project

Just got back from the Out of Iraq townhall in Livonia.

I would call the Livonia Townhall a terrific success. There were people (like me) who drove from 2 hours away to hear this information and to learn about what we can do to save our democracy.

The NYT's Unconscionable Decision to Sit on the NSA Story for a Year


The one year delay in The New York Times' revelation of the warrantless electronic eavesdropping remains inexplicable. The Times' ombudsman, Byron Calame, wrote last Sunday that the high Times officials involved -- Bill Keller and Arthur Sulzberger -- refused to give any adequate explanation or to answer his questions. It did seem to Calame, however, that in effect they were claiming that to explain would be to give the government leads it could use to track down (and punish) the whistleblowers, the people whom one other writer, Jonathan Alter, believes are the true patriots here because they exposed serious governmental wrongdoing.

Karen Bradley and Christine Yort: Two Moms Go to Capitol Hill


Karen Bradley, Director of Graduate Studies in Dance at the University of Maryland, is a long-time activist, choreographer, and performance artist. She is currently writing a book on the movement theorist, Rudolf Laban, and researches and writes about movement analysis, arts education, and progressive politics. Christine Yort is a graduate student in decorative arts at the Smithsonian Institute's demanding program and a full-time single mom. The vivacious pair spoke to me about their views on what's happening in George Bush's America and what "two moms on Capitol Hill," as they call themselves, have done to make their voices heard.

62% favor impeachment of Bush in a John Birch Society poll

I don't agree with the John Birch Society on much, but on this they seem to be talking our language:

World Can't Wait Los Angeles Update

We need your help to get ready for the State of The Union Address Protest on January 31st. We will bring out the noise and demand Bush step down. We have flyers available at the office and soon available for download. There are weekly meetings on Sundays at 1 PM at the Peace Center. Also, World Can't Wait is participating with the After Downing Street Coalition, Progressive Democrats of America and other organizations in public meetings Saturday, January 7, on the topic of ending the war!

Hundreds of Billions of Dollars, and Hundreds Dead for Lack of Basic Armor

By Bob Geiger,

The New York Times reported yesterday on a secret Pentagon study concluding that a large number of Marines killed in Iraq – perhaps up to 80 percent of those who died of upper-body injuries – would have survived had they been properly equipped for battle.

American Journalist Kidnapped in Iraq

By PATRICK QUINN, Associated Press

Gunmen kidnapped a female American journalist and killed her Iraqi translator Saturday in western Baghdad, an Interior Ministry official said.

Maj. Falah Mohamadawi said the translator told police before he died that the abduction took place when he and the journalist were heading to meet Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Sunni Arab Iraqi Accordance Front, in the Adel section of the city.

Live Blogging from Livonia, Michigan

This is Suz Krueger, live blogging at John Conyer’s Iraq Town Hall Meeting in Livonia, Michigan.

Though I arrived later because roads were icy and despite terrible road conditions, the room was to capacity and overflowing--close to 200 people here at Livonia Town Hall and people are still coming.

Basis for Spying in US Is Doubted

By Eric Lichtblau and Scott Shane, The New York Times

Washington - President Bush's rationale for eavesdropping on Americans without warrants rests on questionable legal ground, and Congress does not appear to have given him the authority to order the surveillance, said a Congressional analysis released Friday.

A Peace Movement Demanding the Rule of Law

By David Swanson
Remarks prepared for Out of Iraq event in Washington, D.C., on day of 164 Out of Iraq Events around the country, Jan. 7, 2006.

President Nixon famously said that if the President does it, it's legal. And he didn't think that up on his own – that's a way of thinking that has long had currency in America.


When: 1:30 pm, January 10, 2006
Where: The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC

Contact: Larry Everest or Janet Yip: 212-941-8086 or email:

Arcata calls for impeachment

By Kimberly Wear, Eureka Times Standard

ARCATA -- A split City Council passed a resolution demanding the impeachment or resignation of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, citing violations of international and constitutional law.

Air America to Broadcast Live from Out of Iraq Event Saturday Night

By Peter Rothberg, The Nation

We're pleased to announce that the new RadioNation show, hosted by author, activist and award-winning radio personality Laura Flanders, will debut on Air America Radio Network tomorrow night, January 7.

Gender Gap on Troop Withdrawal From Iraq: 62 Percent of American Women Believe Troops Should Come Home by End of 2006

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 6 (AScribe Newswire) -- According to the most recent Gallup poll on Iraq, more women than men believe the U.S. should bring the troops home from Iraq within one year. Sixty-two percent of all women polled said the U.S. troops should be brought home from Iraq before December 2006, compared to 53 percent of men: a significant nine-point difference. The poll was conducted by Gallup from December 16-18, 2005; the gender breakdown was made public today by CODEPINK, a national women's peace group.

Granny Peace Brigade Back in Court

Support Needed
Tuesday, January 10

8:30 a.m. Press Conference
9:30 a.m. Court Hearing

100 Centre Street, Part B

On October 17, 2005 18 grandmothers that were a part of a coalition of groups calling themselves Granny Peace Brigade were arrested and jailed for attempting to enlist in the army at the Times Square Military Recruiting Center. These grandmothers were willing to participate in civil disobedience to make a a strong statement about the lack of truth that is used to pressure young people to enlist. Their message was "End the war in Iraq and bring the troops home immediately."

The Elusive Iraqi Tipping Point

Latest on Noquarter
By Larry C. Johnson

Had dinner last night with an old CIA buddy who has just returned from Iraq with some discouraging news. Although our troops and intelligence operatives are killing scores of insurgents (my friend estimated the kill rate at 160 enemy per each friendly) the insurgents keep coming. As Sy Hersh predicted in last month's New Yorker, the military commanders decided to shift from ground confrontations to high altitude airstrikes. According to press reports on Wednesday, for example, the United States carried out 53 strikes inside Iraq. One of these, the mistaken bombing of a civilian home north of Baghdad, was condemend by Iraqi officials.

Photos of Moran-Murtha Town Hall Jan 5th

Submitted by John Bruhns

John Bruhns:

Anti-war Protesters Plan Picket Over US Military Flights

Published on Friday, January 6, 2006 by the Evening Echo / Ireland

Anti-war activists are to picket the offices of the Irish Aviation Authority in Dublin today over the ongoing refuelling of US warplanes at Shannon Airport.

Axis of Fanatics: Netanyahu and Ahmadinejad

By Norman Solomon

With Ariel Sharon out of the picture, Benjamin Netanyahu has a better chance to become prime minister of Israel.

He's media savvy. He knows how to spin on American television. And he's very dangerous.

Reps. Conyers and Scott Call for Congressional Hearings on FBI Misconduct in Mayfield Matter

Press Release
Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus

A Message to Impeachment Non-Believers

A Message to Impeachment Non-Believers
by Kagro X, DailyKos

I'm turning my focus today to that portion of the Daily Kos community not yet on board with the IMPEACH project guerrilla marketing effort.

"Got Impeachment?" w/poll

By Stirling Newberry, DailyKos

People here know that I have written on impeachment, both the historical and political reasons for it. People may know that if there were a compass that points at legitimacy, it would point straight at me. Legitimacy is the issue that Democracies must face. Without the faith by an overwhelming segment of the population in the integrity and legitimacy of the government, there is no government. The Declaration of Independence declares that legitimacy is the issue that Americans set their division from the mother country on.

The Madness of Michael Medved

The Madness of Michael Medved
By David Swanson

Masochist that I am, I'm going to spend an hour today doing something I've done once before: trying to talk some sense into right-wing radio nutjob Michael Medved – or at least reach some of his listeners.

You can listen in and also phone in from 4 – 5 p.m. ET, today, Jan. 6, 2006.

Bush announces radical shift in foreign policy; No U.S. media report it


In case you thought the Bush administration's dangerous, and national-security-weakening unilateralism was just a one-time deal in Iraq, think again. Buried in the UK's Financial Times - and as far as I can tell, not reported anywhere else - are the details of a State Department briefing this week in which the Bush administration very publicly said it is essentially scrapping U.S. support for NATO and the United Nations. No joke.

The Opposite of Good is Apathy

By Cindy Sheehan

"The apathy of the people is enough to make every statue leap from its pedestal and hasten the resurrection of the dead." William Lord Garrison

The apathy of most of America is stunning and appalling to me. When I found this quote I was filled with wide-eyed wonder that there is one statue left in America complete with statue, or one grave or tomb still occupied.

Congressman Conyers to Speak at Town Hall Forum in Livonia, Mich., Saturday

Congressman John Conyers will speak at the Jan. 7th Town Hall Forum in Livonia, Mich.

Talk Nation Radio on Impeachment

Talk Nation Radio interviews David Swanson of and Impeach Pac as well as and Arcata California City Council member Dave Meserve of the Green Party talks about a January 4th decision by the council to vote in a resolution calling for the impeachment or resignation of George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney.

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