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
Website: www.bushcommission.org

Contact: Larry Everest or Janet Yip: 212-941-8086 or email: commission@nion.us

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

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


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.


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.

Speaking Events

January 10 and 11:
Events in Washington DC to present a petition telling president elect to end wars:

January 20-21 Occupy the Inauguration
January 29 David Swanson speaking in Arlington, Va.
February David Swanson debating a war supporter in Boston, Mass.
April 21-23 UNAC's annual conference in Richmond, Va.

April 29 possible multi-issue protest in DC.

Find Events Here.




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