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Vice President Dick Cheney will attend a May 15th fundraiser for Lorain Mayor Craig Foltin, who's running for Congress.
Cheney's scheduled to attend the 250 dollar per person luncheon at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel. An additional 25 hundred dollar per person reception allows guests an opportunity to have their photo take with Cheney.
The 39 year old Republican Foltin is running for the 13th District US House seat. It's being vacated by Democratic congressman Sherrod Brown, who's challenging Mike DeWine for a seat in the US Senate.
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" I've really had it with the Bush administration positioning things like they were ordered up by God. And this isn't the first time. There are at least nine other divine tests on the books, including Divine Warhawk ..."
The Salt Lake Tribune, UT
by Barb Guy
The first I heard of Divine Strake was last month. I was standing a few feet from the Nevada Nuclear Test Site where the experiment will happen. Corbin Harney, a Western Shoshone elder, winkingly gave me permission to enter the U.S. government-run, restricted-access site as his guest, since, if you believe the treaty the government signed, his people still own the land. I declined his invitation - I didn't have time to go to jail. Still, he and I stood together, holding hands, our heads bowed in prayer, or in respect for the prayers of others, as a religious service was held in the nuclear dust. This Catholic mass welcomed the Shoshone spiritual leader, a Jewish man wearing a tallit and reading from the Torah, a Mennonite, an Episcopal priest, a Jesuit priest, a Zen priest, a Methodist minister, an elderly nun in microfleece pants and sneakers, a former Marine officer, a hibakusha (Japanese survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb), my husband Chris, and me. It was a fine American exercise in people of many faiths coming together, talking through difference, wishing for peace, and petitioning our government.
Many want prime minister to say when he'll leave office
Kevin Sullivan, Mary Jordan, Washington Post
London -- Prime Minister Tony Blair, battered over his Iraq policy and a series of scandals in his Cabinet, is facing a growing revolt within his Labor Party as scores of Labor members of Parliament are demanding that he set a date for stepping aside.
"I have a job for him: ambassador to Outer Mongolia," said Robert Wareing, a Labor member of Parliament for 23 years. He said "a very strong feeling" in the party that Blair should go has increased since Labor's dismal third-place showing in local elections Thursday.
Monday, May 8, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: President Bush will make a statement on
Darfur at 11:40 AM. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 05/08/06]
NEW* FRIST in Washington, DC: Senator Frist holds a press conference
with more than 300 doctors with the American College of Obstetricians
and Gynecology to call for a "fair up-or-down vote" on two medical
liability reform bills before the Senate at 4:00 PM. [The Note,
Create peace. Create alternatives. Create hope.
End the US war in Iraq.
Take steps to bring the troops home now --
And engage in nationwide nonviolent action
If a concrete withdrawal plan is not established and activated
The Declaration of Peace --
A Commitment to Take Nonviolent Action to:
• End the US War in Iraq
• Bring the Troops Home Now, and
• Establish a Concrete Deadline and Timetable for a Comprehensive Withdrawal
Join us for an evening of dialogue with representatives from Iraq. They will speak about their experiences of the war and occupation and hopes for peace. The evening will feature an open discussion with all present, including guests from veterans¹ and military family organizations.
Friday, May 12th
7 pm 9 pm
Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ
5301 North Capitol Street NE, Washington, DC 20011
By Norman Solomon, http://www.baltimoresun.com
The extended controversy over a paper by two professors, "The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy," is prying the lid off a debate that has been bottled up for decades.
Routinely, the American news media have ignored or pilloried any strong criticism of Washington's massive support for Israel. But the paper and an article based on it by respected academics John Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen Walt, academic dean of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, first published March 23 in the London Review of Books, are catalysts for some healthy public discussion of key issues.
By Bob Burnett, http://www.opednews.com
President Bush’s job approval ratings continue to plummet, as increasing numbers of Americans recognize that the Administration lacks the clear thinking required to deal with the critical issues that confront America, such as Iraq and Iran. Nonetheless, many citizens despair of the prospects of changing America’s course, so long as George Bush is President. They ask, “What can we do?” to restore sanity and democracy to the USA.
By David Swanson
With the exception of Jews and African-Americans, no demographic group in the United States voted more heavily against Bush and for Gore and Kerry than did atheists, who make up 10 percent of the electorate. Atheists tend to be disproportionately progressive. So do atheistic countries.
The Atheist Manifesto that Sam Harris has posted at Truth Dig http://www.truthdig.com/dig/item/200512_an_atheist_manifesto points out that "Norway, Iceland, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, Japan, the Netherlands, Denmark and the United Kingdom are among the least religious societies on Earth….The United States is unique among wealthy democracies in its level of religious literalism and opposition to evolutionary theory; it is also uniquely beleaguered by high rates of homicide, abortion, teen pregnancy, STD infection and infant mortality. The same comparison holds true within the United States itself: Southern and Midwestern states, characterized by the highest levels of religious superstition and hostility to evolutionary theory, are especially plagued by the above indicators of societal dysfunction, while the comparatively secular states of the Northeast conform to European norms….Countries with high levels of atheism also are the most charitable in terms of giving foreign aid to the developing world….Consider the ratio in salaries between top-tier CEOs and their average employee: in Britain it is 24 to 1; France 15 to 1; Sweden 13 to 1; in the United States, where 83% of the population believes that Jesus literally rose from the dead, it is 475 to 1."
On May 11th, Jonathan Tasini will begin a 600-mile ride through our state to spotlight the damage caused by the Iraq war and spread the message: Bring the Troops Home Now. In the 16-city, twenty-day voyage, he will talk to people from all walks of life, hearing their stories and seeking their support for an immediate end to the war.
Speaking the Unspeakable: Is the Bush Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity?
National Campus Speaking Tour
May 19, 2006
University of Washington
Admission: $7.00, $5.00 w/ student ID
"Speaking the Unspeakable: Is the Bush Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity?" - will bring a panel of prominent whistleblowers, eye-witnesses, victims and experts to give testimony that paints a clear picture of the full scope and nature of the Bush administration's actions, cuts through the fog of official obfuscation and disinformation, and clearly establishes the culpability of the administration at the highest levels.
Speaking the Unspeakable: Is the Bush Administration Guilty of War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity?
HEAR THE EVIDENCE FOR YOURSELF.
NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, Tuesday, May 9th at 12:30 pm
McCormick School at the Technological Institute
Lecture Room 2
2145 Sheridan Road
UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, Tuesday, May 9th at 7 pm
Social Sciences, Room 122
1126 East 59th Street
Sponsors at the University of Chicago include: Stand Up! for Progress; Students for Human Rights; Young Democratic Socialists; Environmental Concerns Organization; Susan Gzesh, Director, Human Rights Program; Bruce Lincoln, Professor of the History of Religions in the Divinity School; Locke Bowman, Director, MacArthur Justice Center; the MacArthur Justice Center; World Can't Wait - Chicago; Bush Crimes Commission
War, torture, devastation of the global environment and global health programs, abandonment of New Orleans
COME HEAR THE EVIDENCE
THURSDAY, MAY 18, 6:00 PM : UCLA -- MOORE HALL, ROOM 100
Ann Wright resigned from the U.S. diplomatic corps in March, 2003 in opposition to the war
on Iraq. A retired U.S. army colonel and career diplomat, she served in Somalia, Sierra Leone,
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and reopened the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, in December 2001.
Dear Supporters of Brian Haw and the right to protest near Parliament,
1. DECISION ON HOME OFFICE APPEAL AGAINST BRIAN
2. BE PREPARED TO JOIN BRIAN IN PARLIAMENT SQUARE IF EVICTION LOOKS
3. FIRST CONVICTION FOR 'ORGANISER' OF UNAUTHORISED DEMONSTRATION
4. MARIA WINS HER APPEAL - A VICTORY AGAINST SOCPA
5. SIGN THE PETITION SUPPORTING MALCOLM KENDALL-SMITH
6. CAMPAIGN AGAINST ARMED FORCES BILL
From World Can't Wait:
DONALD H. RUMSFELD
Secretary of Defense
Donald H. Rumsfeld was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of Defense on January 20, 2001. Before assuming his present post, the former Navy pilot had also served as the 13th Secretary of Defense, White House Chief of Staff, U.S. Ambassador to NATO, U.S. Congressman and chief executive officer of two Fortune 500 companies.
MONDAY - May 8th..... Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pres. Bush to attend a fundraiser for Republican Clay Shaw at home of Mike Maroone
909 Poinciana Drive, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Meeting Place: Las Olas Citgo Service Station
2366 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
We want affordable, accessible health care; high paying, quality jobs; independence
from foreign oil. BRING SIGNS!!
Friday, May 5, 2006
NEW* GUTIERREZ on the Gulf Coast: Secretary Gutierrez leads a Gulf
Coast Investment Mission to Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA, Gulfport,
MS and Biloxi, MS. [White House Press Release]
NEW* RICE in Washington, DC: Secretary Rice the keynote address at
Foreign Affairs Day at 10:00 AM. [Rice Schedule]
NEW* SNOW on TV: Secretary Snow will appear on MSNBC Hardball at 5:00
If you live in Santa Monica, Seattle, DC, Long Island, Baltimore, or London, you're in luck. Contributors to the New Press' "Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal" (by Anthony Arnove) and "10 Excellent Reasons Not to Join the Military" (edited by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg, with an excerpt posted on AlterNet today) are on tour next week, featuring activists, musicians, veterans and teachers to stimulate discussion and counter-recruitment organizing.
By News Hounds
In probably one of the most extreme reactions yet to the Bush administration's inability to get the death sentence for an admitted terrorist who wanted it, a Fox News analyst calls for eliminating Americans' right to a trial before a juror of his or her peers. Link With video.
U.S. Department of State Invites You to Attend a Special Briefing for Representatives of Nongovernmental Organizations
Gordon Gray, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and David Denehy, Senior Advisor on Iran will brief on:
Iran: Challenges and Opportunity
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
U.S. Department of State • Room 1105
U.S. policy towards Iran is entering an important phase, as the Iranian regime’s policies deepen that country’s international isolation. Iran’s abysmal human rights record, support for international terrorism, interference in Iraq, and nuclear weapons ambitions all pose challenges that the United States and its allies must address – starting with the UN Security Council’s action on Tehran’s continuing disregard for its obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. We must also find ways to support the majority of Iranians who seek reform and accountable governance. For a review of these issues, and the overarching challenge of bringing Iran back into the community of responsible nations, please join Deputy Assistant Secretary Gordon Gray and Senior Advisor David Denehy in a discussion of U.S. policy toward Iran.
Vice to meet you
Vice President Dick Cheney will fly to Stockton in late May to rustle up campaign dollars for Congressman Richard Pombo’s re-election campaign.
Deep-pocketed Republicans have been invited to drop $500 each to rub shoulders with the vice president and the congressman May 22.
An extra $1,600 buys a photo — but no one-on-ones. Photos are taken in pairs. And $4,200 buys two tickets, entry to a pre-reception and a photo.
Tentative Itinerary for President Bush when he visits Florida, May 8th thru May 10th.
On Monday, May 8th, Bush will be in Ft. Lauderdale
On Tuesday, May 9th, Bush will be in West Palm Beach and later Tampa
On Wednesday, May 19th, Bush will be in Orlando
I always make it a rule to call out an "Alert" whenever I hear something concerning Bu$h coming to Florida.
Thursday, May 4, 2006
NEW* ROMNEY in East Providence, RI: Governor Mitt Romney attends a 6:00
PM closed press fundraiser for Governor Don Carcieri (R-RI). [The Note,
NEW* BODMAN in Washington, DC: Secretary Bodman participates with the
Energy Ministers of Canada and Mexico as part of the North American
Energy Working Group Ministerial Meeting at the US Department of Energy,
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LINK TO LIST OF RESOLUTIONS PASSED AND INTRODUCED AROUND THE COUNTRY
Here is a two-page citizen's guide to impeachment.
Held in New York City, April 29-30
by Steve Jackson (UMD), Heather Squire (Brooklyn College), and
Elizabeth Wrigley-Field (NYU), with help from Wes Hannah (Cornell)
See photos and video coming soon at
The theme of the conference was FROM PROTEST TO RESISTANCE: REAL
STRATEGIES TO END THE WAR IN IRAQ, and indeed one of the main
schievements of the conference was to begin to answer what kind of
George Bush is considering attacking Iran, including using nuclear bombs to do so. Such an attack would be illegal and disastrous. Congress can prevent it, but only if Congres asserts its Constitutional right to decide whether or not the United States goes to war. Congressman Peter DeFazio's H. Con. Res. 391 expresses "the sense of Congress that the President should not initiate military action against Iran with respect to its nuclear program without first obtaining authorization from Congress." This bill is rapidly picking up cosponsors, but needs more. Ask your Congress Member to sign on today. Ask your Senators to take the same step in the Senate. CONTACT CONGRESS.
Wednesday, May 3, 2006
NEW* CHENEY in Vilnius, Lithuania: Vice President Cheney meets with
President Adamkus at the Presidential Palace, at 5:45 PM (Local). [White
House Press Release]
NEW* PATAKI in Albany, NY: Governor George Pataki hosted the 12th
annual prayer breakfast this morning at the Empire State Plaza
Convention Center. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 05/03/06]
NEW* ROMNEY In Dorchester, MA: Governor Mitt Romney joins his education