Friends of Scooter Libby Launch Web Site, Want Your Money

By Editor and Publisher

Scooter has come to Web, with the launch of a new site, the Libby Legal Defense Trust.

Dedicated to defending the recently-indicted former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, I. Lewis Libby, the site features testimonials and fundraising appeals. Using a credit card, you can quickly contribute anywhere from $50 to $10,000 (or more)--or enroll in a monthly payment plan.

Impeach Bush crusade spreads around county

By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer
http://www.reformer.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - ROCKINGHAM -- A Newfane resident's call for the impeachment of President George Bush is echoing in Rockingham.

Cindy Sheehan Interview

By David Barsamian
http://progressive.org/mag_intv0306

I will never, ever forget the night of April 4, 2004, when I found out my son Casey had been killed in Iraq,

W aides' biz ties to Arab firm

BY MICHAEL McAULIFF, DAILY NEWS WASHINGTON BUREAU

Breaking news update: Bush - Arab company port deal should proceed

WASHINGTON - The Dubai firm that won Bush administration backing to run six U.S. ports has at least two ties to the White House.

Protesters greet Bush

By Charlie Brennan, Rocky Mountain News

About 25 protesters gathered about a quarter of a mile from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to voice concerns about President George W. Bush's energy plan and the war in Iraq, but the president arrived by helicopter and didn't pass the group.

"Why We Fight" - Catch Film Premiere in City Near You

Below is a list of theaters and release dates in cities around the country for the stunning new film "Why We Fight."

“Why We Fight,

Dems' D.C. elites publicly undermine party's bold national security moves

By David Sirota

Yesterday, I explored how some Democrats are helping Karl Rove push the GOP's dishonest narrative about Democrats and national security. It was a depressing exploration, to be sure, especially considering the poll data that shows the public would be receptive to an alternative foreign policy that contrasts sharply with the neoconservative orthodoxy that has severely weakened our country's security. And today we see the follow up - Democrats are finally making some encouraging moves, and yet the D.C. Democratic Insiders Club is doing everything they can to undermine that progress.

The Media's Next Quarry

By Russ Baker, www.tompaine.com

Investigative reporter and essayist Russ Baker is a longtime contributor to TomPaine.com. He is the founder of the Real News Project, a new organization dedicated to producing groundbreaking investigative journalism. He can be reached at russ@russbaker.com.

Republican Sues Bush, Cheney, NSA, TSA for Illegal Surveillance, Wiretapping

By Alan Gray, NewsBlaze

Scott Tooley, a Republican, and former Congressional aide and law school graduate, educated at renowned Christian universities, has filed suit against the President, Vice President and relevant federal agencies for their illegal surveillance programs.

KYIV, UKRAINE CONFERENCE ON 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF CHORNOBYL BRINGING TOGETHER EXPERTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE

WILL FOCUS ON NEW INFORMATION ON CHORNOBYL CONSEQUENCES, FACTS ON NUCLEAR POWER TODAY & SUSTAINABLE ENERGY CHOICES

With the 20th anniversary of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster rapidly approaching, organizers of the Chornobyl+20: Remembrance for the Future conference today announced more details about conference speakers and format. The international conference will be held April 23-25, 2006 at the House of the Teacher in downtown Kyiv, Ukraine.

Slicing Away Liberty: 1933 Germany, 2006 America

By Bernard Weiner, The Crisis Papers

I must confess that I'm utterly baffled by the lack of sustained, organized outrage and opposition from Democratic officials and ordinary citizens at the Bush Administration's never-ending scandals, corruptions, war-initiations, and the amassing of more and more police-state power into their hands.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday, February 21, 2006
NEW* HAGEL in Blaine, MI: Sen. Hagel speaks at the Metro North Chamber
of Commerce. He also speaks about Iraq, terrorism, and Bush's domestic
surveillance program, and takes questions on Minnesota Public Radio

Rep. Bennie Thompson Calls for Hearings on Foreign Ownership of Ports

Chairman Peter King
Committee on Homeland Security
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, DC 20515

Dear Peter:

During the past several days, I have read with great interest your comments regarding the $6.8 million sale of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co. (P&O), the fourth largest port operator in the world, to the United Arab Emirates-owned Dubai Ports World (DPW). This sale will result in DPW running some commercial operations at shipping terminals in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami, and Philadelphia.

DEMS NEW STALL STRATEGY - "STRATEGIC REDEPLOYMENT"

By Bruce K. Gagnon, Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
http://www.space4peace.org

The reports are coming in from all over the nation. The Democrats are getting pilloried as they shuck and jive on the war. They have an election coming up in fall of 2006 and they want to take back Congress. They are scrambling to find their footing. The Dems think we can have guns and butter - war and health care. I've got news for them - that tune ain't playing no more.

1 War = 1 Trillion Dollar - How Much Is That?

There are 86,400 seconds in. . . . . one day.
1 million seconds in. . . . . . . . . 11.5 days.
1 billion seconds in. . . . . . . . . 31.5 years.
1 trillion seconds in. . . . . . . . .31,500 years.
The next time you read in the papers something about a trillion dollars, consider that that number represents a-dollar-a-second for 31,500 years, from the age of mastodons and woolley mammoths all the way down to the present!

War of the Quailhawks

From Tomdispatch this morning, my latest: "War of the Quailhawks" http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=61927

It wasn't surprising, after Dick Cheney's ill-aimed shotgun blast, that Iraq should come to mind. Many people thought immediately about an obvious parallel: This adminstration shot first and looked later. But there are other more interesting ways in which Cheney's experience at the high-toned Armstrong ranch might help put the invasion of Iraq in a new light -- and I explore some of them in this piece.

Perform the Play "Guantanamo"

Here's a great idea for an event. Put on a performance of the play "Guantanamo."
Here's a script.
Here's a shorter version.
If you plan to put on more than one performance, please contact the owners for permission (see title page).

Was This in Exchange for Selling out American Ports?

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- A day after Space Adventures announced it was in a venture to develop rocket ships for suborbital flights, the company said it plans to build a $265 million spaceport in the United Arab Emirates.

THE PLIGHT OF NATIONAL SECURITY WHISTLEBLOWERS

By William Fisher, http://www.opednews.com

Find illegal activity in the U.S. national security agency you work for. Report it to your superiors. Get rewarded by being demoted or having your security clearance revoked -- tantamount to losing your career – while those whose conduct you’ve reported get promoted.

When is it enough, enough?

By L. Simon

It was NOT enough for some that Vice President Cheney had secret meetings with oil moguls before and during the energy crisis in California and George W. Bush refused to step in to help California in any way.

'President's Gone Insane' – 9/11 Dad

By Jimmy Vielkind, New York Daily News

Peter Gadiel just doesn't get it.

How, asks Gadiel, whose son James died in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, can a company owned by a terror-linked country get control of our nation's ports?

No Child Left Un-recruited

By Aviva Ariel, WireTap
http://www.alternet.org

The U.S. Army isn't exactly recruiting me and I wouldn't say that I spend time thinking of ways to avoid their courtship (despite the fact that we all know they're in dire need of a female soldier who can't even reach plates off the top shelf in her kitchen). But as I searched through the small stack of papers that arrived in the mail a few weeks before the start of my senior year at Shaker Heights High School (outside of Cleveland, Ohio), I recognized that I was witnessing something fishier than the outcome of the 2000 election.

Who's Counting Bush's Mistakes?

By Stephen Pizzo, News for Real
http://www.alternet.org

Ralph Waldo Emerson said it best, "The louder he spoke of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons." And no administration in U.S. history has spoken louder, or as often, of its honor.

U.S. Reclassifies Many Documents in Secret Review

By SCOTT SHANE, New York Times

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20 — In a seven-year-old secret program at the National Archives, intelligence agencies have been removing from public access thousands of historical documents that were available for years, including some already published by the State Department and others photocopied years ago by private historians.

THE MEMO

By JANE MAYER, The New Yorker

How an internal effort to ban the abuse and torture of detainees was thwarted.

One night this January, in a ceremony at the Officers’ Club at Fort Myer, in Arlington, Virginia, which sits on a hill with a commanding view across the Potomac River to the Washington Monument, Alberto J. Mora, the outgoing general counsel of the United States Navy, stood next to a podium in the club’s ballroom. A handsome gray-haired man in his mid-fifties, he listened with a mixture of embarrassment and pride as his colleagues toasted his impending departure. Amid the usual tributes were some more pointed comments.

Joycean professor jailed and strip-searched in US over visa

By the Irish Times

A Dublin-born Joycean professor was handcuffed, strip-searched and locked overnight in Montgomery County Prison, Pennsylvania, after flying to the United States without properly completed visa documents, writes Seán O'Driscoll in New York

US lawmakers criticise ports deal

By the BBC

There is growing concern in the US over a multi-billion dollar deal giving control of ports to an Arab company.

Politicians from both sides have condemned the Bush administration's decision, arguing it will make the country more vulnerable to terrorism.

Visiting Nixon's Library

By Diane Fishel

I have attached some photos I took at today's Presidents' Day Impeach George W. Bu$h Demonstration at the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, CA.

Approximately 50 people from Orange, L.A., Riverside, San Bernadino, and San Diego Counties gathered to show their collective support for the IMPEACHMENT of George Walker Bush.

The event was organized by the Orange County Peace Coalition, Code Pink, Orange County, and Military Families Speak Out, Orange County.

Bush's Mysterious 'New Programs'

By Nat Parry, http://www.consortiumnews.com

Not that George W. Bush needs much encouragement, but Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a new target for the administration’s domestic operations -- Fifth Columnists, supposedly disloyal Americans who sympathize and collaborate with the enemy.

Just the Right Words to Announce Fascism

By Alma Kesling

I've pasted two articles below, one recent one in the Virginian Pilot and one written in April of 2004 from WV University News and Information Source. It's as if the Pilot simply regurgitated the older article, or this Col. Johnson is simply reciting the same lines everywhere he goes.

Speaking Events

March 27-April 6 Events Everywhere

 

April 4: Remembering Past Wars . . . and Preventing the Next: An event to mark 100 years since the United States entered World War I, and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his famous speech against war. A new movement to end all war is growing. 6-8 p.m. at 5th and K Busboys and Poets, Washington, D.C.
 

 

April 7-9: Huntsville, Alabama: 25th Annual Space Organizing Conference & Protest

 

April 22: David Swanson speaking in Burlington, Vermont

 

June 16-18: David Swanson and many others speaking at United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC) annual conference in Richmond, Va.



August 2-6: Peace and Democracy Conference at Democracy Convention in Minneapolis, Minn.



Find more events here.

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