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
www.house.gov/judiciary_democrats/index.html

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.
http://www.michaelmedved.com/

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

Sirotablog, http://www.workingforchange.com/blog/

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 Afterdowningstreet.org and Impeach Pac as well as Democrats.com 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.

Where the Iraq War Is in Congress

By Kevin Zeese

Below is a useful analysis of where the Iraq War is in Congress. It is an interview I published with Kevin Martin the Executive Director of Peace Action.

Another interesting article published earlier this week describes how active duty military are turning against the Iraq War. This is based on a poll of Military News readership released on January 3. See: http://democracyrising.us/content/view/399/151/. Also on DemocracyRising this week, an article by Professor Michael Schwartz " The New Iraq War Strategy: More Bombings, More Civilian Deaths and Less Likelihood of Success" http://democracyrising.us/content/view/398/164/.

11 U.S. troops killed on same day in escalating Iraq violence

By JASON STRAZIUSO, ASSOCIATED PRESS

BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP)  The U.S. military on Friday announced the deaths of six more American troops killed in the recent barrage of violence that has swept Iraq, bringing to 11 the number of troops slain on the same day.

Myth: Civil War After Withdrawal. Reality: Civil War Until Withdrawal.

Violence in Iraq verges on civil war
The Australian
James Hider

THE wave of violence in Iraq this week that has killed more than 240 people, making it one of the darkest periods since the US-led invasion in 2003, has sparked real fears of a civil war.

EXXONMOBIL WAR BOYCOTT ALSO GOES AFTER THE GIANT’S BOARD

By Nick Mottern, coordinator, www.ConsumersforPeace.org

The manager of the Radisson Lexington Hotel in midtown Manhattan was agitated as he ushered us out of the hotel’s lobby on December 30. It was understandable because two colleagues and I were wearing signs that said: “Boycott ExxonMobil/Radisson – U.S. Out of Iraq/Impeach Bush - ConsumersforPeace.org.

Where You Can Peacefully Protest

Friday January 6, 2006
BUSH in Chicago, IL: President Bush tours the Chicago Board of Trade
and then delivers an address on the economy. [CNN.com, 1/3/06]

NEW* CHENEY in Kansas City, MO: Cheney delivers his own economic speech

The Cost of The War

By Pascal Riche, TPMCafe

From: Foreign Affairs
Nobel Laureate Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard budget expert Linda Bilmes plan to present this week a paper estimating the cost of the Iraq War at between $1-2 trillion. This is far higher than earlier estimates of $100-200 billion.

You'd Almost Think Santorum Wanted to Be Reelected

"Santorum wants non-partisan panel to evaluate Iraq war"
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - January 06, 2006 - By Maeve Reston, Post-Gazette National Bureau

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rick Santorum yesterday wrote a letter to President Bush asking him to create an independent, non-partisan commission to objectively evaluate progress in Iraq.

Anti-War Protestor Speaks On O'ahu

By Alan Lu - alu@kgmb9.com

Standing on stage while waiting to speak, Cindy Sheehan looks like the all-American mother, a person as ordinary as apple pie. But when she speaks, a lot of people listen.

Congressmen Jay Inslee and Jim McDermott to Hold Town Hall Forum Saturday

Brave Troops Foolish Leaders: Operation Homecoming Event this Saturday

(Seattle, WA) The Backbone Campaign and Progressive Democrats of
America are hosting a town meeting to launch Operation Homecoming and to

Forum with Congressmen Moran and Murtha Packs Hall, 500 Turned Away

Rep. Jack Murtha:

A town hall forum hosted by Congressman Jim Moran and featuring Congressman Jack Murtha packed a large room in Arlington, Va., Thursday evening, and filled an overflow room, and had to turn away another 500 people. The media was well represented.

Audio: MP3. 75.7 MB, over an hour.

Here's a version compressed to 10.7 MB by Empire Burlesque: MP3.

Photo album.

Live Blogging Murtha

Report on tonight's Town Hall forum with Rep Murtha and Rep Moran, by Karen Bradley: LINK.

You Go, MyDD

By Bob Fertik, Democrats.com

Over at MyDD, Chris Bowers is launching an awesome project:

Ever since the 2003 primary season, the notion of political blogs conducting or commissioning their own telephone polls has flickered to the surface every now and then. A few months ago, Impeach PAC became the first blog to actually go through with it, raising enough money to commission Zogby to run a poll on impeachment.

AFL-CIO Will Offer Bush a Blank Check on War in Iraq in Its 2006 Election Agenda

By Harry Kelber

The AFL-CIO will continue to remain completely silent on the war in Iraq in the 2006 congressional elections, treating it as a non-issue for working families.

It is maintaining a tight blackout on how the Bush administration is conducting the war, including the various scandals about corruption, torture and spying on American citizens, as though these matters are of little concern or have no consequence for American workers.

Impeachment Radio

David Sawnson on Air America with Host Peter Werbe on Jan 4, 2006 - Discusses Impeach PAC, Impeachment, and Bush Crimes:
MP3

Heck of a Job, Hayden!

By Ray McGovern, t r u t h o u t | Perspective

The eavesdropping-on-Americans scandal came as shock and betrayal to most employees of the National Security Agency - and to other intelligence officers, active and retired.

NSA spy plot fuels call to censure Bush, Cheney

By Tim Wheeler, People's Weekly World Newspaper

Revelations that President George W. Bush ordered the National Security Agency to engage in massive spying on law-abiding people, in flagrant violation of federal law, have ignited a firestorm of angry demands that he and Vice President Dick Cheney be censured or even impeached.

Revelations of Bush administration's spying chills the Capitol

By Askia Muhammad, FinalCall.com News

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The U.S. Constitution, itself, is in crisis because the Bush administration has been illegally spying on U.S. citizens in this country, including a wholesale violation of the privacy of U.S. Muslims and the sanctity of their places of worship, and because of a pattern of “deception, manipulation, torture, retribution and cover-ups in the Iraq War.

The Quiet Death Of Freedom

By John Pilger

01/05/06 "ICH" -- -- On Christmas Eve, I dropped in on Brian Haw, whose hunched, pacing figure was just visible through the freezing fog. For four and a half years, Brian has camped in Parliament Square with a graphic display of photographs that show the terror and suffering imposed on Iraqi children by British policies. The effectiveness of his action was demonstrated last April when the Blair government banned any expression of opposition within a kilometre of Parliament. The High Court subsequently ruled that, because his presence preceded the ban, Brian was an exception.

From Gold Star Families for Peace

Out of Iraq Town Hall Meeting

Visit the After Downing Street website to find a meeting near you
Camp Casey Los Angeles

Hello Friends,

Just a reminder that every friday Los Angeles area Gold Star Families for Peace along with Military Familes Speak Out, Orange County, Code Pink and the Camp Casey Peace movement are setting up a Camp Casey outside of Cal Sen. Diane Feinsteins office.We are now in the 6th week of our encampment. We will be there from 3pm to 6 pm waiting for her to answer the questions posed to her in September by Cindy Sheehan. For What Noble cause are our kids dying ? How many more lives are she willing to sacrifice for this Noble cause? And, what is she doing to bring an end to the US occupation of Iraq? Until she answers these questions we will be there.

The Army of Good Americans Marching Forward

By Manuel Valenzuela

01/05/06 "ICH" -- -- Festering in our midst like a toxic cloud of pollution the army of good Americans exists, living and working among us, inhabiting our neighborhoods and cities, co-existing peacefully with us, though perceiving an utterly different conception of reality than the rest of us. Their numbers, though dwindling more every day with the almost weekly revelations of corporatist lies built upon corporatist lies and government deceptions meshed with corporate criminality, remain high, thanks to those unable to escape the clouds of 9/11 and the manipulative propaganda of the corporatist media. The Kool-Aid drinking brigades remain strong, still ardent supporters of frivolous, fictitious and diminishing deceptions, still hypnotized to the dim-witted, slurred speech of their great Commander in Chief, still spewing the talking points they hear emanating from the corporatist media and still clinging to the ingrained and unenlightened selfishness that permeates their existence.

What Year Is This Anyway? Rollback to 1214 AD

From Tomdispatch tonight
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?pid=47195

a superb piece by Nick Turse who shines a new light on the Bush administration's cult of presidential power by showing just where, if fully successful, the plans of its adherents would roll our constitutional and legal system back to -- the Middle Ages and the rule of kings.

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