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Congress is full of followers. But to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney, we need real leaders.
That's why ImpeachPAC is endorsing Chris Owens in the open race for Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District.
DETROIT: THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION
Monday, February 06, 2006
By Doug Pullen
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At Super Bowl Sunday:
Crudely made "Impeach Bush" signs greeted drivers headed to downtown Detroit on southbound I-75, but the sentiment was different inside the General Motors Renaissance Center, where football fan and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice signed autographs (including at least one Terrible Towel), posed for pictures and pressed the flesh with the crowd at the ESPN studio on the ground floor.
By David Swanson
On Jan. 15, 2006, George Stephanopoulos interviewed Senator Arlen Specter on ABC's This Week. On the issue of warrent-less NSA Wiretaps authorized by the president, Stephanopoulus asked Specter what the possible remedies would be if the president's actions were found to be illegal. Specter replied, "...Impeachment is the remedy. After impeachment, you could have a criminal prosecution..."
From US Citizens for Peace
Watch this Today Show video: http://tinyurl.com/bmdn2
One of our more patient members actually sat through all the videos
of the Today show and found one of us chanting Stop Stop Stop the
Velvet Revolution's ImpeachMobile has so far received nothing but thumbs-ups and high-signs from those who've seen it! (With the exception of a few cops who have pulled it over to make sure all papers were in order. They are.)
That may change this week, as the intrepid Velvet Revolutionary drivers take the rolling billboard into a few less-friendly settings. We'll see!
In the meantime, we still (The BRAD BLOG is a co-founder of VR) welcome and appreciate your contributions to the effort. They help to fill up the gas tank, as well as to pay for future billboards. Perhaps we'll not be so subtle next time with our message ;-)
By Bob Fertik, www.ImpeachPAC.org
Brooklyn's 11th District is an open seat because long-time progressive Rep. Major Owens is retiring. His son, Chris Owens, is carrying his father's progressive torch into a crowded primary this September. Chris Owens made headlines this week when he declared his support for impeaching George Bush.
Marin Independent Journal
THE DEMOCRATIC Central Committee of Marin approved a resolution Thursday night that calls for the impeachment of President Bush for what it considers to be illegal domestic wiretapping of American citizens.
By HOWARD WEISS-TISMAN, Brattleboro Reformer
Saturday, February 04, 2006 - NEWFANE -- Among votes to approve the budget and education spending at Town Meeting, residents will wade into national waters and vote from the floor for the impeachment of President George W. Bush.
By NICOLE WIETRAK, Coventry Courier
PROVIDENCE - At a state house press conference Wednesday, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate and West Greenwich resident Carl Sheeler made a call out to Rhode Island Congressmen James R. Langevin (D-02) and Patrick J. Kennedy (D-01) to assist U.S. Representative John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) to initiate impeachment hearings for President George W. Bush.
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."
By Steve Cobble, www.huffingtonpost.com
Those of us who co-founded AfterDowningStreet.org have long pushed for some sort of "accountability" for the Bush Administration's lies about the war--from hearings to censure to impeachment. Legally and morally, George W. betrayed his oath of office; he has earned impeachment.
By Matthew Cardinale, Editor, Atlanta Progressive News
(APN) EXCLUSIVE: The number of Members of US Congress supporting US Rep. John Conyers’s (D-MI) H. Res 635 has now jumped to 16. The US House bill would create a Select Committee to investigate the grounds for impeaching President Bush.
A former state senator will present a resolution calling for the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney to the Multnomah County Democratic Central Committee February 9.
The resolution ( full text attached) passed the Committee's agenda subcomittee last month.
By Eric Alterman
At a recent conference on the Clinton Administration at Hofstra University, ex-press secretary Jake Siewart made a point that had previously eluded me: It was during the early days of Clinton's presidency that the democratization of instant information made the insider press corps obsolete. To retain their importance and self-regard, these journalists had to invent a new function for themselves, and they did: interpreting, not reporting, the news. But instead of doing the hard work of researching the historical, economic, sociological and political contexts of a given story and then finding a way to explain these in lay terms, they preferred to rely on what came most easily to them: cocktail party gossip, green room small talk, semiofficial leaks and unconfirmed rumor, almost always offered up as if the source had no interest in pushing a point of view.
Carl Sheeler, 45, a Democrat, business owner and Marine Veteran is seeking Lincoln Chafee's seat as well as seeking to unseat "King George" for his violations of the US Constitution. Sheeler alleges that, among other things, he has lied to the public and damaged foreign relations and our Democracy. He expresses leadership is not always popular or a majority opinion, but no operson is above the law.
On the Necessity of Impeachment -- Part I
by Kagro X, Daily Kos
Thu Feb 02, 2006 at 08:56:19 AM PDT
Impeachment. The "I word." We've been over that ground more than once here. And there's been something of an evolution in my thinking on the subject, and probably yours, too.
Brooklyn, NY -- Chris Owens, candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives from Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District, today called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush as a result of the President's alleged abuse of his Executive powers.
By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
The number of US House Representatives who have signed on to H. Res 635–supporting a probe looking into the grounds for impeaching Bush–has jumped to fourteen (14), including US Rep. John Conyers who initially sponsored the bill, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.
By San Diego City Beat
In last week’s San Francisco Bay Guardian, the Bay Area’s venerable, rabblerousing alternative weekly, Steven T. Jones reported that “in the wake of the revelation that federal officials have been illegally eavesdropping on American citizens without required warrants—which President George W. Bush not only admitted approving, but promised to continue under his expansive view of executive power—has propelled talk of impeachment into the political mainstream.
By San Francisco Bay Guardian
Our article last week on the case for impeachment struck a nerve. It's been picked up all over the blogosphere, cited on some of the key anti-Bush sites like AfterDowningStreet.org and ImpeachPAC.org, and, based on the responses we've been getting, circulated widely by e-mail. That should come as no surprise: Although elected leaders in Washington are still afraid of the I word, out in the rest of the country it's very much in the political vernacular.
By Tom Gilroy, www.huffingtonpost.com
If you missed the President's address to the nation last night, here's all you really need to know: he dared us to impeach him.
W basically got up there and said, 'I'm the same incompetent buffoon I was 6 years ago, and I'm staying the course. What're you gonna do about it?' He stared the country down and dared us to acknowledge the miles-long list of crimes and failures trailing behind him like a swatch of toilet paper stuck to the heel of an Alzheimer's patient shuffling out of a public restroom.
Published on Tuesday, January 31, 2006 by the Independent / UK
by Colin Brown
A soldier was shot dead in Iraq yesterday, bringing to 99 the number of British troops who have lost their lives since the invasion.
By Bill Hughes
Be Patient! This is a 17.8 MB file.
By Kevin Zeese
Yesterday, I moderated an excellent forum on the impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney. The event featured Cindy Sheehan, well known peace activist, Ramsey Clark, the former Attorney General for President Johnson, Ann Wright a 29 year veteran of the Army and 16 years in the foreign service (quit to protest the Iraq War), David Swanson, founder of Impeach PAC and AfterDowningStreet.org, Marcus Raskin founder of the Institute for Policy Studies (who was prosecuted by co-panelist Clark during the Vietnam War era!).
C-Span has posted the video (two and a half hours) of a forum on impeachment from yesterday. Go to www.c-span.org and click on "Bush Administration" in the upper left.
Published, Baltimore's Indy Media Center, Jan. 31, 2006, at: http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/display/11892/index.php
By William Hughes
Washington, D.C. - Cindy Sheehan is back in town! I’m sure that big bully in the White House, President George W. Bush, will be shaking in his cowboy boots when he hears that news. When Sheehan, the popular anti-Iraq War activist, showed up at Crawford, Texas, last summer, Bush refused to meet with her. He seemed cowed by her mere presence at a vigil (a/k/a “Camp Casey
By David Swanson
Remarks prepared for California Democratic Party Progressive Caucus meeting in Los Angeles, Jan. 28, 2006
I was asked to speak about "Creating National Action as an Individual," so here are a few thoughts. Back in May, five of us individuals brought a bunch of groups together as a coalition called "After Downing Street" www.afterdowningstreet.org We used the internet and radio and lots of activism to force the Downing Street Minutes into the news. Our success came from tapping into passion among a large section of the public for exposing the war lies and pushing the idea of impeachment.