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Wednesday February 8, 2006
NEW* BROWNBACK in Washington, DC: Sen. Brownback participates in a
discussion panel hosted by the Family Research Council and Marriage
Savers. [FRC Release, 2/07/06]

NEW* McCAIN in Washington, DC: Sen. John McCain testifies on lobbying

PDA Meeting in DC Feb. 9

PDA DC Mtg. Thurs. 2/9, 6:30PM

Please attend a meeting of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) www.pdamerica.org on Thursday, February 9, 2006 at 6:30 PM at the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 39, 2nd Floor, 4200 CT Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008. Red Line Van Ness/UDC Station. Wheelchair Accessible. Parking under campus off Van Ness St.

The Nation on the White House Memo

Peter Rothberg at the Nation has a blog about the White House Memo.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Tuesday February 7, 2006
UPDATED* BUSH in Lithonia, GA: President Bush, joined by First Lady
Laura Bush and Secretary Rice, attends the funeral service of Coretta
Scott King at 12:00 PM. [POTUS Schedule]

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

At a White House press conference on June 7, 2005, Steve Holland of Reuters asked President Bush and Prime Minister Blair the $1,000 question: (1)

A Neo-CONNED! PANEL DISCUSSION AT BUSBOYS & POETS, WASHINGTON, DC

First IRAQ, then IRAN?
Avoiding the trap of Iran…
By understanding the war in Iraq

— featuring —

Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, author of “Sham Dunk: Cooking Intelligence for the President

Need Proposals for Nonviolence at Pentagon

The next National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance conference call to organize for the March on the Pentagon will take place on Wednesday, February 8 at 9 PM EST. Dial 1-641-297-5500 to join the call, and then add the access code 18676, followed by the pound sign. An agenda for the February 8 call and the minutes from the previous call are below.

Will Congress Demand the Truth?

By American Progress Action Fund

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will testify today before the Senate Judiciary Committee and defend the legality of President Bush's warrantless domestic surveillance program. One year ago, he appeared before the committee under oath and misled them about the same program. Today he will advance a radical legal theory of unchecked executive power that has already been resoundingly rejected by the Supreme Court. Constitutional expert David Cole explains, "Bush tried this theory out on the Supreme Court in the Guantanamo cases, when he argued that it would be an unconstitutional intrusion on his Commander in Chief powers to extend habeas corpus review to Guantanamo detainees. Not a single Justice on the Court accepted that radical proposition. But that hasn't stopped Bush from asserting it again." Congress has an obligation to move beyond Gonzales's recycled rhetoric and learn the truth.

Where to Protest Peacefully

Monday February 6, 2006
NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: President Bush participates in the
swearing-in ceremony for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke at 10:00
AM. [POTUS Schedule]

NEW* BUSH in Washington, DC: President Bush hosts a social dinner in

Presidents Day Protest in Houston

On Feb. 20, which is President's Day, Cindy Sheehan and members Gold Star Families for Peace, in conjunction with Veterans for Peace and Code Pink (and other groups) will be taking our protest of the Iraqi War to Barbara Bush, mother of the President. We want to ask her "Why did our sons die for your son's lies?" This is to be a peaceful, nonviolent anti-war protest/demonstration, mother to mother (and we all have mothers, right?).

Let's Try One More Time to Get Some Answers

You are respectfully requested to attend an OPEN meeting of the Committee on International Relations, to be held in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building, for the purpose of marking up the following legislation:

Numbers

By Cindy Sheehan

The now famous black shirt with white lettering that I was wearing on January 31st to the State of the Union address originally read: 2000 Dead. How many more? That shirt was made by Veterans for Peace on the occasion of the 2000th U.S. soldier killed in Iraq. That tragic number was reached on September 25th, 2005.

WORLD PEACE NOW

By John McConnell

Now is humanity's greatest opportunity. The circumstances are right for an all-out World Peace Blitz that will end the human family's long history of war and violence -- by eliminating its causes.

VETERANS AND FAMILIES FROM FOUR CORNERS OF NY STATE MARCH IN ALBANY

VETERANS AND FAMILIES FROM FOUR CORNERS OF NY STATE MARCH IN ALBANY TO SUPPORT INTRODUCTION OF NY STATE DU TESTING AND HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS TASK FORCE BILL IN N.Y. ASSEMBLY

From George McAnanama, Veterans For Peace

Bring Regime Change Home

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for World Can't Wait rally at White House, Feb. 4, 2006.

There are protests outside at least two houses today, the White House and Bush's luxury estate near Crawford, Texas. Bush can run, but he cannot hide.

Nonviolent Protest This Weekend in Crawford

Come to Crawford for a weekend action. Stay for a few hours or overnight
The weather's fine and we have a place saved for you on the side of
Prairie Chapel Road.

Please spread the word about this event throughout Texas (and beyond).

WAR RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY

WAR RESEARCH AND THE UNIVERSITY
Wednesday
February 15
7:00 PM
180 PLC
University of Oregon
FREE ADMISSION
Sponsored by Concerned Faculty for Peace and Justice, and Strike for Peace
_________________

Audio: Rep. Maxine Waters Says Bush's Spying Program Is an Impeachable Offense

Here's a short audio clip from the Alternative State of the Union event hosted by the Progressive Caucus, the Nation Magazine, and the Institute for Policy Studies. The only voice you'll hear will be that of Congresswoman Maxine Waters, speaking about Bush, and saying:

"His message tonight will not deal honestly with the mistakes that he's made. And I believe that the latest revelations about him and his spying on American citizens - no matter how he tries to frame it - are impeachable offenses. I believe that this president is not only spying on American citizens in the way that he's describing it, but to indicate in any shape form or fashion that he's been authorized by Congress to do it on the vote that was taken after 9-11 is plain dishonest. And further to try to imply that he's supported by the Constitution of the United States is even more dishonest. And so, I think that this issue that he's been caught red-handed on is really typical of who he is, how he handles this presidency, and what his leadership is all about: spying and lying. And I think it is important for us to understand that all of the other issues that we're going to talk about today - and particularly the war in Iraq - will continue to exemplify how he has lied and misled the American public."

March to Redeem the Soul of America

A Nationwide and International Call
March to Redeem the Soul of America
Honoring the Lives of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
and Coretta Scott King

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre

"Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre" produced by Italian television network RAI.
February 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Anthony's Resaurant (back room) 309 West Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia
The news documentary is an examination of the use of banned weaponry, including white phosphorus, by the US in its assault on Fallujah. Following the documentary John Bruhns, an Iraq War veteran, will share his experiences and comment on the film. Discussion will follow.

Iraqi academics in the killing zone

www.brusselstribunal.org/academicsArticles.htm

Dirk Adriaensens, BRussells Tribunal

02 February 2006.

Dr. Ali Abdul Razaq Al Naas, lecturer in the media college of Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and a political analyst, was shot dead in Waziriya north of Baghdad at 00:13 hours on friday 27/01/2006.

TV Ad Accuses President of Breaking the Law by Wiretapping Americans without Warrants

MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION

CONTACT: Trevor Fitzgibbon, (202) 246-5303; Jessica Smith or Alex Howe, (202) 822-5200

COMPARES BUSH TO NIXON

Calls for Special Prosecutor

MoveOn.org Political Action will launch a nationwide TV ad campaign on Monday accusing President Bush of breaking the law by wiretapping American citizens without warrants. The ad draws a parallel between Bush’s actions and those of former President Nixon. It quotes Nixon’s Watergate self-defense: “When the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.

Where to Protest Peacefully But Wear Acceptable T-Shirts

Friday February 3, 2006
NEW* ALLEN in Livonia, MI: Sen. Allen will be the guest at a reception
hosted by Freedom Works, a Washington-based group that seeks lower
taxes. Allen will also meet with 150 gun and hunting rights and

Take Action!! Bush Announces Supplemental Appropriation Request!

www.unitedforpeace.org

Yesterday, the Bush administration announced that it will ask for another $70 billion for the Iraq war. This will bring the total cost of the wars in Iraq and Afganistan to $120 billion for 2006.

Come to the White House Saturday

This is Mark Ruffalo for the World Can't Wait, Drive Out The Bush Regime.

It's time to get on the bus this Saturday, February 4th. It's time to demand that Bush step down.

I am afraid, and I don't think it is just me, I think we are all terrified to a degree. I know the desire today is to grow so small and be left alone and not be spied on or noticed as out of the ordinary in any way because maybe we might be defamed or sent away or ruined.

Statement by Daniel Ellsberg in support of the World Can’t Wait demonstration in Washington, D.C. Saturday, February 4, 2006

I would not have thought of copying the Pentagon Papers, risking a possible lifetime in prison, without the example of thousands of young Americans who were doing everything they could—including non-violent disobedience to the draft regulations—to oppose a wrongful, hopeless war. They showed civic courage, and I can attest to its effectiveness; as a government consultant and former official, I felt its power on my own life.

THE TIME HAS COME TO TAKE OUR DEMAND TO THE WHITE HOUSE!

BUSH STEP DOWN!
Saturday, February 4th
11AM Rally at 17th and Constitution NW
2PM March around the White House

What's the Matter with Reuters?

By Richard Matthews

I have been very annoyed with Reuters.

I have often written to Reuters about unfair bias in their stories, which is
always bias against liberals. I have never received any response, either in

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