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Paperwork Slows Treatment for Wounded Soldier

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.

Tina Richards on NPR

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."

23 Arrested at Port of Tacoma In Protest to Stop Shipment of Stryker Armored Vehicles to Iraq

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.


Legal expert: President Bush may have ordered torture of terror suspects

By David Edwards and Andrew Bielak,

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."

“Republican Congress worst thing that’s happened to US Army and Marine Corps”

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

Terrific New Impeachment Video

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 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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Videos by Barry Student.

Fired U.S. Attorney's damning testimony [VIDEO]

Inspiration for Tom Cruise character in "A Few Good Men" describes Republican pressure before firing... Watch this.

Protests Sweep Latin America as Bush Begins Five-Nation Tour

By Democracy Now!

Protests have broken out across Latin America as President Bush begins a
five-nation tour. In Brazil, over 30,000 people took to the streets of Sao
Paulo Thursday with more underway in Uruguay, Colombia, Guatemala and
Mexico. We go to Uruguay for a report.


* Colombian Opposition Leader Gustavo Petro Defies Threats to Challenge Ties

Impeachment? A Forum With John Judge, Dave Lindorff, David Swanson, Ray McGovern, Pete Perry

Videos shot March 9, 2007, in Washington DC by William Hughes

John Judge is a former staffer for former Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA):

Dave Lindorff is a journalist and the author of "The Case for Impeachment":

David Swanson is a journalist, co-founder of, and also a former staffer for Dennis Kucinich's presidential campaign:

Ray McGovern is a former CIA analyst, where he worked for 27 years. He is also the founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity:

Impeachment on Right Wing Radio Today: We Need Your Calls




Please help pass SJM 8016, our bill to investigate Bush and Cheney by tuning in to the Mike Medved radio show today. It broadcasts nationally. You participation is essential, because Mike Medved is a conservative host. We will need intelligent comments and questions coming from you.

Peace Radio

By Doreen Key

Part of my interview with Peace Mom, Cindy Sheehan, will be played nationally on Pacifica radio TODAY at 5 PM, Pacific time listen at

My entire interview with 2004 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Wangari Maathai, will air TONIGHT on KPFK at 8 PM, Pacific time (same URL), to celebrate International Women's Day.

Congressman Obey Says "Idiot Liberals" Need to Support War Money

By David Swanson

House Appropriations Chair David Obey (Dem., Wisc.) ran into woman in the hallway in Washington recently and ended up yelling at her and her friends, accusing them of "smoking something that's not legal" if they disagreed with him, and denouncing "idiot liberals."

The woman, Tina Richards, introduced herself to Obey as the mother of a Marine about to depart for his third tour of Iraq, and as someone who has tried to communicate with Obey but received no response. Then she…

Ex-Cheney Chief of Staff Lewis "Scooter" Libby Convicted of Perjury, Obstruction in CIA Leak Trial


Vice President Cheney¹s former chief of staff Lewis ³Scooter² Libby is
facing up to 25 years in prison following his conviction on Tuesday in the
CIA leak case. Jurors found Libby guilty of four felony counts of making
false statements to the FBI, lying to a grand jury and obstructing a probe
into the leak of Valerie Plame¹s identity. Libby is the highest-ranking
White House official to be convicted of a felony since the Iran-Contra

Eric Oemig on WA State Impeachment Effort

3-6-07: Washington State Senator Eric Oemig updates the status of Senate Joint Memorial 8016 (Impeachment Channel #31)

Actvist Talk Improving: Will Congress Listen?

To his credit, Mattzie calls for a date certain to end the war. To his credit, Andrews then agrees. And Mattzie says Congress should vote No on the Supplemental unless it forces an end of the war. Andrews does not disagree.

Impeachment Audio

3-5-07: David Swanson, co-founder of, criticizes Washington, D.C., Democrats for foot-dragging on impeachment/Iraq War-ending for perceived, but non-existent, partisan and personal political advantage (Impeachment Channel #30)

Citizens' Hearing Video


"In an unprecedented two-day Citizens' Hearing held over January 20-21, 2007, more than 600 citizens joined a distinguished tribunal panel in listening to testimony about the legality of the US invasion of Iraq. The Citizens' Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq was convened to present evidence that Lt. Ehren Watada would have presented in his February 5 court martial on the question that the military ruled barred from entry (on Jan. 16) - the question of the Iraq War's legality. Lt. Watada has repeatedly asserted that because the Iraq War is illegal, it is his duty to refuse orders to deploy. He is the Army's first commissioned officer to take such a stand." For complete details on the Citizens' Hearing, please see: For updates on Lt. Watada, please see:

Behind the scenes at a Conservative Conference [VIDEO]

By Evan Derkacz

The Nation's Max Blumenthal confronted some of the rightwing's leading lights including, yes, Ann Coulter... WATCH.


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