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By DAVE LINDORFF, www.counterpunch.org
Many readers have responded to my last article about the media blackout of Rep. John Conyers' (D-Mich.) introduction of two bills to censure George Bush and Dick Cheney, and a third bill that would create a Select Committee to investigate impeachable crimes by the administration, saying I should let people know who the other seven members of Congress are who have agreed to co-sponsor the call.
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Defining The Issues Series: Should President Bush Face Censure?
Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 12:30pm-1:30pm
Why the Democrats should impeach Bush/Cheney today
By Jerry Mazza, Online Journal Contributing Writer
Yes, Martha, I understand that US Representative John Conyers (D-NY) has filed an “impeachment resolution
By MARC McDONALD
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By Matthew Rothschild, The Progressive
Last Saturday, I went to a town hall meeting on the Iraq War and impeachment in Madison, Wisconsin. This one was sponsored by Veterans for Peace. More than 150 other events around the country on January 7 were co-sponsored by Progressive Democrats of America and afterdowningstreet.org.
By ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN, The Nation
[from the January 30, 2006 issue]
Finally, it has started. People have begun to speak of impeaching President George W. Bush--not in hushed whispers but openly, in newspapers, on the Internet, in ordinary conversations and even in Congress. As a former member of Congress who sat on the House Judiciary Committee during the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon, I believe they are right to do so. READ MORE.
Here's a letter from the Department of "Defense" in response to a Freedom of Information Request from Congressman John Conyers and many other Congress Members. It includes this line:
By Evan Augustine Peterson III, J.D.
January 11, 2006
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety."
- Benjamin Franklin's motto in the
By David Swanson, www.blackcommentator.com
Can you imagine having an opportunity to address the United Nations Security Council about a matter of great global importance, with all the world's media watching, and using it to… well, to make shit up – to lie with a straight face, and with a CIA director propped up behind you, I mean to spew one world-class, for-the-record-books stream of bull, to utter nary a breath without a couple of whoppers in it, and to look like you really mean it all? What gall. What an insult to the entire world that would be.
You may be searching for actions you can take to alter the course of our government and to begin the impeachment of Rumsfeld, Cheney, and Bush. Here is your opportunity to take an active part in that effort.
By Carol Wolman, http://www.opednews.com
There were 18 people present, 3x as many as at any previous meeting. Most of the people had been to at least one previous meeting. The discussion was lively, and the mood much more upbeat and optimistic than at earlier meetings. This was noted, and attributed to the revelation about Bush's warrantless wiretapping, which has everyone up in arms.
By David Swanson
A long list of peace organizations put together over 150 town hall forums last Saturday on the topic of getting out of Iraq. Reports, and audio and video, from dozens of these events have been posted at www.afterdowningstreet.org. What I gather from reviewing the reports, and from the two events I attended, is that the most popular topic was not the horrors of war or any legislation to end it, but the demand to impeach President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
From Pennsylvania State Senator Jim Ferlo
Dear Congressman John Conyers,
I am a proud supporter and most appreciative of your leadership effort to proceed with legislation that would both censure President Bush and Vice-President Cheney and initiate formal proceedings to ascertain the appropriateness of formal impeachment actions by the House of Representatives. I fully endorse House Resolutions 635, 636, and 637.
By Bob Fertik
On Monday morning, Bush spoke a total of 250 words to the media on behalf of Sam Alito.
By Michael Rose, The Guardian
The only way parliament can regain the trust of disaffected voters is to admit that it was wrong to support the war
Wars are won when the people, government and army work together for a common cause in which they genuinely believe. Whereas the people may be initially uncertain about military intervention, politicians will often be the strongest advocates - blinded by the imperatives of their political views. It will invariably be military commanders who are most cautious about using force - for they understand better than most the consequences of engaging in war.
By Theodore Fuller, Roanoke Times (Virginia)
Fuller is a professor of sociology at Virginia Tech.
Most of us who are old enough to remember Watergate remember that the key lesson from that crisis was that, in the United States, no one -- not even the president of the United States -- is above the law. President Bush's willful decision to approve spying on U.S. citizens without a court order indicates that he has forgotten that crucial lesson.
By Dave Lindorff
There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.
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“Time to Fire the First ‘Big Shot!’
Urging Citizens To Rise Up And Take Action
MADISON, Wis. -- A group of Madison citizens wants to impeach President George W. Bush.
More than 300 people packed the Labor Temple Saturday afternoon to discuss weapons of mass destruction, wiretapping and the war in Iraq.
By Matthew Cardinale, Atlanta Progressive News
US Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-MA), US Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI), and US Rep. Bernie Sanders (D-VT), did not preclude the possibility of Bush’s impeachment, when asked about the topic in interviews this weekend.
By Jeff Richardson, Education Director, America in Solidarity
Our event in Tacoma, Washington, was totally awesome!
We had over three hundred people in this beautiful church, First United
Methodist on MLK Jr Way, great sound system, lots of enthusiasm, folks
LONDON, January 8, 2006 (IslamOnline.net & News Agencies) – British Prime Minister Tony Blair should be impeached for his role in the Iraq war, a leading British Army officer was quoted as saying by Britain's the Mail on Sunday.
Feingold won't rule out Bush impeachment
By Shay Totten & Kathryn Casa | Vermont Guardian
posted January 8, 2006
BURLINGTON — If Pres. George Bush broke laws when ordering wiretaps and secret spying on U.S. citizens, a key Senate Democrat said he would not rule out calling for his impeachment.
By Barbara Cummings, San Diego
We had a great turnout today, thanks in large part to Kelly King and Judy Hess. They even provided a sack lunch. I would guesstimate 200. Bob Filner got 3 standing o's, the loudest and longest when he mentioned impeachment!
By LAWRENCE R. VELVEL
The one year delay in The New York Times' revelation of the warrantless electronic eavesdropping remains inexplicable. The Times' ombudsman, Byron Calame, wrote last Sunday that the high Times officials involved -- Bill Keller and Arthur Sulzberger -- refused to give any adequate explanation or to answer his questions. It did seem to Calame, however, that in effect they were claiming that to explain would be to give the government leads it could use to track down (and punish) the whistleblowers, the people whom one other writer, Jonathan Alter, believes are the true patriots here because they exposed serious governmental wrongdoing.
I don't agree with the John Birch Society on much, but on this they seem to be talking our language:
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.
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.
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.
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.