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New Video: Impeachment Workshop with Mimi Kennedy, John Nichols, Antonia Juhasz, David Swanson, and Tim Carpenter
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Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) shares his views on the need to prevent any U.S.-led war with Iran. He said: "We're in a moment of peril." Rep. Kucinich spoke at a Forum, on March 14, 2007, in Washington, D.C. He also addressed the issue of the Iraqi War. The Congressman was introduced by David Swanson, who also served as the Moderator. The event was sponsored by AfterDowningStreet.org, DAWN and six other groups.
Reported by Henry Graff, NBC-29 in Charlottesville VA
Protestors are gearing up for another march outside Congressman Virgil Goode's office in Charlottesville.
The demonstrators have watched "The Ground Truth." It's an independent documentary featuring soldiers' experiences in Iraq. The protestors have descended on the congressman's office for the past three weeks, and they plan on doing it again Wednesday even if it means more arrests.
By RAW STORY
Curveball, the Iraqi defector whose fabricated claims that Iraq was developing weapons of mass destruction were used by the administration in its case for war, remains in the protection of the German intelligence service, reports ABC News' Brian Ross.
Intelligence gathered from Curveball became the centerpiece of then Secretary of State Colin Powell's address to the United Nation, urging military action in Iraq. "It was almost that which made the whole case seem effective. It was just so dramatic," said Powell's chief of staff Col. Lawrence Wilkerson.
By William Hughes
On March 13, 2007, about 30 anti-Iraqi War activists went to the office of U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) to confront her about the fact that she has continued to vote to fund the war. Three members of her staff met the activists in the public square outside of the office, in the Fells Point area of Baltimore City. Mikulski was a no show! There was an exchange of views. The activists delivered a two-page letter, with a supplement, dated 03/13/07, to a Mikulski representative outlining their demands. Then, the protesters read the names of the 59 Marylanders, who have died in the conflict. They reminded Mikulski's staff personnel that there will be more "death and destruction," unless the Senator takes a strong stand to end this war and to bring the troops home.
What do you think a crowd of drunk Fox-viewers did when they saw the Bush Chain Gang?
Morning Edition, March 12, 2007 · Army Sgt. Chase Gean spent months at a Boston Veterans Administration hospital after he was shot and paralyzed during fighting in Afghanistan. But he hasn't had a therapy session since Thanksgiving. That's because Gean hasn't been officially discharged from the Army. The holdup is at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Fred Thys of member station WBUR in Boston reports.
Listen here. The host pretends that Richards "confronted" Obey and that Obey is on our side as "one of the few" who voted against the war. Many voted against the war. Only a few continued their opposition and tried to end the war once it had begun. Another NPR story airs a discussion between two people who agree with Congressman Obey, not Richards, whom the host calls a "protester."
By Democracy Now!
In Tacoma, Washington peace activists are continuing campaign to prevent the
military from shipping 300 Stryker armored vehicles to Iraq. On Sunday, 23
protesters were arrested including T.J. Johnson who serves in the City
Council of Olympia. He just got out of jail and joins us on the phone.
By David Edwards and Andrew Bielak, www.RawStory.com
The US government began hearings on Friday to determine if 14 accused terrorists currently being held at Guantanamo Bay can be deemed enemy combatants. The hearings, which have been closed to independent observers, are receiving heavy criticism for their secretive nature and what some are calling pre-determined outcomes.
"The administration has been almost pathological in trying to find ways to keep these people from ever seeing a real judge or a real lawyer," John Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, told the Associated Press, "and the reasons are obvious."
Friday night on Real Time, Bill Maher interviewed retired Army Major General Paul D. Eaton who was the original Commander in charge of training Iraqi troops. Maher tries to get a laugh out of him but as you'll see, Eaton is a straightforward man who doesn't mince words — if he says it, he means it. He blames Donald Rumsfeld for the majority of the failures in Iraq (including the current problems at Walter Reed), thanks God for the new Democratic majority and lays down some truth. -- James Starowicz
On March 9, a church basement in Washington, D.C., filled up with people eager to discuss and debate impeachment. Four speakers began the discussion with brief remarks: 27 year veteran CIA analyst Ray McGovern, founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity; David Swanson, co-founder of AfterDowningStreet.org and former staffer for Dennis Kucinich’s presidential campaign; Dave Lindorff, author of "The Case for Impeachment"; and John Judge, former staffer of Rep. Cynthia McKinney who helped draft articles of impeachment legislation. Pete Perry of the Washington Peace Center hosted and moderated. The video is broken into three parts:
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