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Military Wife Opposing War in Iraq to Testify before House Appropriations Subcommittee

Group to Tell Congress to Stop War Funding, Bring Troops Home Now

WASHINGTON, DC - Wednesday, March 1st, Stacy Bannerman, wife of a National
Guard soldier who returned from Iraq will testify in front of the House

Summary of Meeting With Rep. Jerrold Nadler

By Brooklyn Parents for Peace

A delegation of 8 members of Brooklyn Parents For Peace met today with Representative Gerald Nadler at his office on Varick Street in Manhattan.

The purpose of the meeting was to have a dialogue on the present situation in Iraq. Specifically, our group wanted to bring up the question of the $72.4 billion "emergency" supplemental appropriation that the Bush administration has requested. This would continue the financing of the war in Iraq and add to the already $320 billion spent on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The vote on this request is imminent and requires immediate action.

Senator Feinstein's War Profiteering: Enabling Bush

By Joshua Frank,

It happens all the time. If the antiwar movement takes on the Democrats for their bitter shortcomings a few liberals are bound to criticize us for not hounding Bush instead. It doesn’t even have to be an election year to get the progressives fired up. They just don’t seem to get it. “How can you attack the Democrats when we have such a bullet-proof administration ruling the roost in Washington,

Not One Penny More for War! National Call-In Day Tuesday Feb. 28

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard on Tuesday Feb. 28th at 202-224-3121 and ask to speak to your Representative (or one of your Senators). Give them this basic message in your own words: "I strongly oppose the war in Iraq. I want all our troops brought home safely, without delay. I urge Representative X to vote against the President's $72.4 billion 'emergency' supplemental request for the war." More Info:

The Republicans who run Congress will include small amounts of money for all sorts of good things in the supplemental or group of supplementals to be voted on. This will provide your Representative all sorts of noble excuses for voting for a lot more money for war. Tell them this position will only be credible if they cosponsor Rep. Jim McGovern's bill, which simply ends funding for the war:

To see how your Representative has voted on the war, download the UFPJ Congressional Scorecard (in Excel spreadsheet format) by clicking here:

Pennacchio: Bush a 'criminal president'

Bucks County history professor Chuck Pennacchio, trying to wrest the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate from Bob Casey Jr., called President Bush a "criminal president" Saturday and said his own goal to unseat U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum "will be showered with millions" if Pennacchio can just win the primary election.

A Note from a Senator

Subject: Re: www_email
Date: Feb 24, 2006 10:32 AM

Dear Mr. Fearn:

Thank you for contacting me with your concerns about President Bush and his policies.
During my time in Congress thus far, I have agreed and disagreed at times with President

North Carolina Congressional Candidate for Impeachment

Two cast their eyes on Price's seat
By Rob Christensen, Raleigh News and Observer

Kent Kanoy said he is challenging Democratic U.S. Rep. David Price because he wants to send a simple but powerful message: impeach President Bush.

Conyers, Eleven Other Judiciary Committee Members Challenge Administration's Interpretation of Foreign Investment Law

Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus
Contact: Jonathan Godfrey: 202-226-6888


The Honorable David M. Walker
Comptroller General
U.S. Government Accountability Office
441 G. Street, NW
Washington, DC 20548

Dear Mr. Walker:

I would like the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States' (CFIUS) approval of Dubai Ports World's (DPW) attempt to purchase Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co (P&O), a company which manages several terminals at ports across the nation. Public reports have revealed that DPW is a foreign corporation controlled by the government of the United Arab Emirates, a nation where some of the hijackers on September 11, 2001 operated during various periods.

Not One Penny More for War! National Call-In Day

Call the Capitol Hill Switchboard toll free at 888-818-6641 and ask to speak to your Representative (or one of your Senators). Give them this message:
"I strongly oppose the war in Iraq. I want all our troops brought home safely, without delay. I urge Representative X to vote against the President's $72.4 billion 'emergency' supplemental request for the war."

Overview of Amendments to HR 1268 (2005 Supplemental Appropriations Bill)

By Chris Smith, UFPJ

Amendments (additions to the bill that fall within the scope of the bill) and riders (non related additions) must not change “codified

Congresswoman Says America Run By Criminal Syndicate

McKinney: American citizens could be put in forced labor camps
Paul Joseph Watson & Alex Jones/Prison

Cynthia McKinney, the only House Representative to stand up to the Bush White House crime syndicate, has gone further than ever before in her efforts to warn people about what the Neo-Cons' ultimate goals actually entail for freedom in America.

Congressman wants probe of president's decision to go into Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressman John Olver supports an investigation into whether President Bush should face impeachment for possibly manipulating intelligence to support the invasion of Iraq.

Olver and another Massachusetts congressman -- John Tierney -- have signed onto a bill to create a House select committee to conduct the investigation. In all, 26 Democrats have co-sponsored the measure, which was introduced in December by Michigan congressman John Conyers.

Lawmakers Undeterred by Bush Veto Threat

By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press

Lawmakers determined to capsize the pending sale of shipping operations at six major U.S. seaports to a state-owned business in the United Arab Emirates said President Bush's surprise veto threat won't deter them.

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.

An Example of How to Write to Your Congress Member

February 20, 2006
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
One Maritime Plaza
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Dear Congresswoman Kaptur:

In June of 2005, nine months ago, a few representatives of the Northwest Ohio
Peace Coalition met with you for the express purpose of discussing the

Advise and Assent

By the Los Angeles Times

That the United States Senate has a body called the Intelligence Committee is an irony George Orwell would have truly appreciated. In a world without Doublespeak, the panel, chaired by GOP Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas, would be known by a more appropriate name - the Senate Coverup Committee.

Rockefeller Questions NSA's Authority

By KATHERINE SHRADER, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON - The top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee wants the panel to look into whether the National Security Agency was eavesdropping without proper authority in the weeks after the Sept. 11 attacks.

We Must Defend Our Nation's Principles

By Barbara Lee, t r u t h o u t |

When I cast the lone vote against the September 14, 2001, Use of Force Resolution, I believed, as I do today, that Congress had no business authorizing an unspecified war against an unspecified enemy for an unspecified period of time, and I was worried that the over-broad authority of the resolution was vulnerable to abuse.

Reid: The Republican Congress is Failing to Protect the American People


From the office of Sen. Harry Reid:

Washington, DC – Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee’s refusal to open an investigation into the President’s NSA domestic spying program:

U.S. Justice Department tells Hinchey investigation is underway into warrantless domestic surveillance program

In response to a request by Hudson Valley Congressman Maurice Hinchey and three other House members for a U.S. Department of Justice probe into the agency's involvement with the Bush administration's warrantless domestic surveillance program, H. Marshall Jarrett, DOJ's counsel for the Office of Professional Responsibility, informed the congressman that he has initiated an investigation.

From Congressman Tom Allen

Dear Colleague:

I would like to bring to your attention the following Op-Ed on Iraq from Tuesday's edition of the New York Times. The article lists some startling recent poll results from Iraq. These findings make the case for H.R. 3142, the Iraq Sovereignty Promotion Act, which states that "it is the policy of the United States not to maintain a long-term or permanent military presence in Iraq." To cosponsor this bill contact Matthew Coffron at 5-6116 or by e-mail at

Administration's Tin Ear on the Middle East is Making America Less Safe

Opening Statement of Senator Barbara Boxer
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

Madam Secretary, the President said during his State of the Union address that we are winning in Iraq and he is confident in his plan for victory.

Senator Byrd to call for special commission to investigate wiretaps


Senator Byrd is set to deliver a scathing indictment of the President’s secret wiretapping operation and will call for a special commission to investigate, RAW STORY has learned.

27 Congress Members Now Back Impeachment Investigation

Congressman John Conyers and 26 other US Congress Members have now cosponsored H Res 635 to create an investigation that would make recommendations on impeachment. Congressmen John Olver and John Tierney are the latest to sign on. Olver decided to do so following a meeting with local activists from Progressive Democrats of America. When are you going to meet with YOUR Congress Member? LEARN MORE.

House Republicans Block Official Investigation into NSA Spying Program

Congressman John Conyers, Jr.
Michigan, 14th District
Ranking Member, U.S. House Judiciary Committee
Dean, Congressional Black Caucus

Republicans Block Investigation of Domestic Spying Program

By Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (Cross-posted at DailyKos)

You may recall that a few weeks ago I introduced a resolution of inquiry to obtain Justice Department documents about the President's domestic spying program.

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the procedure for resolutions of inquiry; however, for those who are not, a brief explanation. A resolution of inquiry requests information or documents from the Executive Branch. The Committee to which it is referred must vote on it within a specified period of time or the full House must consider it.

As a practical matter, if the Republicans want to dodge an issue, they refer the bill to Committee and then "adversely report" it, which kills it, stopping the request for documents and protecting every non-Committee Republican from having to vote on it.

Today, the House Judiciary Committee considered my resolution of inquiry on the domestic spying program. The Resolution was rejected 16 to 21, with all Democrats and one Republican (Congressman Hostetler) voting for it.

Conyers' Statement for Tomorrow's Committee Vote on Resolution of Inquiry into Wiretapping


I urge my colleagues to support my resolution of inquiry, which has been cosponsored by 44 individuals, including every single Democrat on this Committee,

Taking Protest to Congress Members' Homes

Nonviolent Peaceful Demonstrations In Front of Congress Members' Homes Every Weekend, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Gold Star Families for Peace, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, and Velvet Revolution, are working to organize grassroots teams in all 435 Congressional Districts plus 5 Delegate Districts (DC, PR, VI, GU, and AS) and to hold nonviolent peaceful demonstrations every weekend in front of the homes of congress members.

U.S. Senate Candidate Sheeler: “Bush lied. People died. It’s time to be tried."

Sheeler wants Rhode Island to lead the Bush impeachment effort. In addition to asking Rhode Island's U.S. Representatives to "show the leadership that over two-thirds of our citizens want" and "support John Conyers, not because he's a Democrat ... it's the right thing." Sheeler has also called for members of the Rhode Island General Assembly to exercise their right under Section 603 of the United States House Rules to initiate impeachment proceedings by transmitting charges to Congress in a joint resolution.


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