Montag, 30. April 2007

Fighting Poverty: The First Step Is Counting It

Dean Baker writes: "The Center for American Progress issued a useful report last week on ways to reduce and eventually eliminate poverty. The report proposed a national goal of cutting the number of people in poverty by half within a decade, and eliminating poverty altogether within a generation. While these are worthy goals, and the report describes many carefully designed policies for achieving them, there is a more basic problem that must also be considered in confronting poverty: We often don't count poor people."

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Who Will Stop the US Shadow Army in Iraq?

Jeremy Scahill writes: "The 145,000 active duty US forces are nearly matched by occupation personnel that currently come from companies like Blackwater USA and the former Halliburton subsidiary KBR, which enjoy close personal and political ties with the Bush administration. Until Congress reins in these massive corporate forces and the whopping federal funding that goes into their coffers, partially withdrawing US troops may only set the stage for the increased use of private military companies (and their rent-a-guns) which stand to profit from any kind of privatized future 'surge' in Iraq."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/043007D.shtml

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The Shadow Army
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/09/30/4215/



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The Bush administration's 'Complex 2030' plan is reviving the nuclear threat

Duck and Cover

William D. Hartung and Frida Berrigan write: "The Bush administration's 'Complex 2030' plan is reviving the nuclear threat."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/043007C.shtml

Pelosi, Conyers, the People, and Impeachment

//www.afterdowningstreet.org/node/21952


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Der gute Geiz

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Restrict mobile masts - Laws

By Joanna Glover

DAVID Laws MP has declared his support for a law restricting the placing of mobile phone masts.

The Bill aims to bring mobile phone masts under strict planning control and bring in the 'precautionary principle', giving extra safeguards for schools, homes, and medical facilities from the risk of excessive radiation.

David Laws said: "The positioning of phone masts has upset many people in Somerset as masts have been put up close to schools, hospitals and residential areas.

"This Bill will allow planning authorities to take account of health concerns and will require the industry to produce more evidence about the radiation emitted, and to justify the need for each mast."

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Your VOTE Is Needed NOW In The National Cheney Impeachment Poll

VOTING ACTION PAGE: //www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

Cast your vote and send your message to Congress at the same time!

As courageously drafted by Dennis Kucinich in H.Res. 333 filed just last week, the first and most central ground stated for the impeachment of Vice President Cheney was that he led the charge in fabricating a case for invasion of Iraq, based on phony weapons of mass destruction. Now almost as if it were timed to coincide with that initiative, former CIA head George Tenet reveals they knew their evidence was flimsy, erroneous and just plain bogus all along, but that Cheney just kept exaggerating the threat anyway. This is without question the most momentous issue of our time, and whether you agree that Cheney should be impeached, or not, your voice is needed to speak out now, and tell Congress what they should do about it.

You can vote yes. Or you can vote no. But we cannot remain silent.

Of course, anyone who's been honestly and fairly paying attention has known at least since the exposure of the Downing Street Minutes that we were misled into the Iraq quagmire, by an executive branch that could not be bothered with either the actual facts or a serious policy debate about them, Richard Clarke told us the same thing and he was smeared in the corporate media for his truth telling, as has every other previous lesser whistle blower. What will the contemptuous talking heads say now that the chief of the CIA at the time is another, and perhaps the most clinching, confirming witness?

Apparently what so galled Tenet enough for him to spill the beans on his own complicity (beside an O.J. scale book advance) was that the Bush administration, in its typical coward's fashion, tried in the media to pin on him the ENTIRE blame for the failure of their wrong-headed strategic debacle. "Tenet told us it was a slam dunk," Cheney pleaded on TV, as the five time military deferment king again tried to escape any public responsibility for his own primary malfeasance. But now in an astonishing twist, Tenet reveals what the words "slam dunk" actually meant in context.

In the book, Tenet confesses that he was NOT being asked at the time to vouch for the quality of the intelligence. He says he was being asked if the case could be SOLD to the American people. That's all they cared about, not whether there was any actual support for their arguments, but whether they thought they could get away with bum rushing the rest of us. So when Tenet said "slam dunk", what he MEANT was they were sure they would be able to stuff their cooked intelligence down our throats.

This is incredibly damning stuff. Tenet has unleashed the intelligence community equivalent of "If I Helped Them Do It". They were not having a policy debate about the strength of the case against Iraq, they were having a sales meeting of con men to plot how far they could go in cheating the American people out of our lives and the contents of our treasury. And they were determined to go all the way. "Slam dunk" was not an intelligence assessment, it was a SALES PROJECTION of their fraudulent product.

Tenet was neither the victim of a bad rap, nor the unwitting excuse. Instead he was a willing co-conspirator, happy enough to play along with the war fever and collect his ill-gotten medal of freedom while mooching all the other various perks of the power they seized. But the criminal mastermind of the whole sordid affair was none other than Richard B. Cheney. And that truth can no longer be hidden by even this most secretive of administrations. What will it take for Congress to impeach him and put him on trial in the Senate for highest of all high crimes, launching a war of immoral and unjustifiable aggression, that has cost more Americans their lives than died on 9/11 (and upwards of a million Iraqis), based on NOTHING but deliberate and calculated lies?

VOTING ACTION PAGE: //www.usalone.com/cheney_impeachment.php

What it will take.. . . and all that is required . . . is your voice, and the voices of your friends, neighbors and acquaintances. VOTE now in the National Impeachment Poll and send your personal messages to Congress at the same time. In just a couple days we have had over 18,000 submissions already. We need everyone who has ever submitted an action page to cast their vote in this one. There's no reason why we can't present Congress with a million votes on this. We're GOING to do it. And when we do, impeachment hearings WILL become a reality on Capitol Hill, no matter what a handful of corrupt and overpaid pundits may have said.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed to be ours, and forward this message to everyone else you know.

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Around the World, Protesters Call for Action on Darfur

Protests took place around the world on Sunday to demand that world leaders act to prevent further bloodshed in Darfur on the fourth anniversary of the conflict's start.

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Time to Outlaw Paperless Electronic Voting

David L. Dill writes: "Four years ago, when I began publicly opposing paperless electronic voting, passing a federal law to require voter-verified paper records (VVPRs) seemed an impossible dream. Rep. Rush Holt (D-New Jersey) introduced such a bill in 2003, and another in 2005, but both bills languished in committee until the clock ran out. The dream is now achievable, due in part to the unending stream of problems caused by paperless voting machines in recent years. HR 811, the third incarnation of the Holt bill, is a critical measure."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/043007N.shtml



Rebuttal to Dill's Support of the HR 811 Trojan Horse

"Dr. David Dill, long-time proponent of the concept of 'verified voting' (voters get to proofread computer printouts of their voting intention), recently posted an op-ed in support of the Holt Bill (HR 811)," writes Nancy Tobi. "However, Dr. Dill's arguments in support of HR 811 fall apart from the moment he promotes an 'it's this or nothing' position. Every argument he makes in support of the bill is easily deconstructed when we remember we are fighting for our American democracy and not the right for corporate technologists, computer expert elitists, and bureaucrats to run our elections."

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A Saudi Prince Tied to Bush Is Sounding Off-Key

No foreign diplomat has been closer or had more access to President Bush, his family and his administration than Prince Bandar bin Sultan of Saudi Arabia. Since the Iraq war and the attendant plummeting of America's image in the Muslim world, King Abdullah has been striving to set a more independent and less pro-American course, American and Arab officials said. And that has steered America's relationship with its staunchest Arab ally into uncharted waters. Prince Bandar, they say, may no longer be able to serve as an unerring beacon of Saudi intent.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/043007M.shtml



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Clock Ticking on Republican Support of Iraq Buildup

Democratic and Republican members of Congress already are focusing on September as their next major decision point on the war. The idea of benchmarks has been gaining support among Republicans who voice increasing frustration over the Iraqi government's failure to complete long-promised political reforms and Bush's lack of success in pushing a political solution.

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Pentagon Contractors Owe $7.7 Billion in Unpaid Taxes

While the US General Accountability Office insists that its investigations clearly show the US government is facing serious long-term funding shortfalls, federal contractors, and doctors and medical suppliers who regularly receive federal Medicare money, owe billions in unpaid taxes.

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Weekend Watchdog: Rice, McCain Spin

Once again, major Sunday morning journalists don't ask the right questions.
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Save Polar Bears from Trophy Hunters

Despite declining populations, polar bears can still be hunted as “trophies”.

Numerous studies have now shown the effects of warming temperatures on declining polar bear populations and ice habitats — from drowning and starving to reports of cannibalism among bears. Yet Polar bears are still the only marine mammals allowed to be trophy hunted and brought into the U.S.

US sport hunters can still apply for a permit to kill a polar bear in Canada and bring their “trophy”— a polar bear’s head or hide — back into the States. Please contact your federal representative and senators and urge them to support The Polar Bear Protection Act.

Close the polar bear trophy hunting loophole
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Up to 100 Animal and Plant Species Go Extinct Every Day

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California Democratic Party Passes Resolution Demanding Impeachment of Bush and Cheney

Kucinich Electrifies California Delegates



//www.youtube.com/watch?v=16kVxnNHaDw


Informant: Annie Henry

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California Democratic Party Passes Resolution Demanding Impeachment of Bush and Cheney

//www.pdamerica.org/articles/news/2007-04-30-07-02-01-news.php
//www.pdamerica.org

Contact
Jeff Cohen 914-388-1431;
Tim Carpenter 413-320-2015

ANOTHER HISTORIC STEP ON IMPEACHMENT

Sparked by an insurgency among delegates, the California Democratic Party has taken an historic step forward on the issue of impeachment. In a resolution affirmed by the full state party convention Sunday, the Democrats called on the U.S. Congress to use its subpoena power to investigate misdeeds of President Bush and Vice President Cheney – and to hold the Administration accountable “with appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment.” The delegate insurgency was coordinated by Progressive Democrats of America and its allies.

While Speaker Pelosi had declared impeachment “off the table,” the Democratic Party rank-and-file has demonstrated its commitment to putting the issue “on” the table. And it’s no longer just the rank-and-file: Even among the members of the convention’s Resolutions Committee (appointed by the California Party chair), the impeachment resolution was the top vote-getter (tied with one other resolution).

Coming on the heels of mass actions and resolutions across the country in support of impeachment, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s introduction of Articles of Impeachment against Cheney, this action by the powerful California Democratic Party builds on the pro-impeachment momentum.

The resolution refers to Bush and Cheney having acted in a manner “subversive of the Constitution” by. . .

1) using false information to justify the invasion of Iraq

2) authorizing “the torture of prisoners of war”

3) “authorizing wiretaps on U.S. citizens without obtaining a warrant”

4) “disclosing the name of an undercover CIA operative”

5) suspending “the historic Writ of Habeas Corpus by ordering the indefinite detention of so-called enemy combatants”

6) “signing statements used to ignore or circumvent portions of over 750 Congressional statutes”

The resolution ends by calling for “vigorous investigation” and “appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment.”

PDA Director Tim Carpenter said: “This was an example of the Party grassroots speaking its mind, and the Party officials responding to the call. This action represents the successful culmination of PDA’s one-month, eleven-city barnstorming tour across California – aimed at putting impeachment and ending the occupation of Iraq at the top of the Party’s agenda.”


Informant: David Swanson

From ufpj-news

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Text of CA Democratic Party Impeachment Resolution

April 30, 2007, San Diego, CA

CALLING FOR FULL INVESTIGATION INTO ABUSES OF POWER BY PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH AND RICHARD B. CHENEY

WHEREAS, George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney have acted in a manner contrary to their trust as President and Vice President, subversive of the Constitution, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the people of California and the United States of America, by intentionally disseminating and propagating knowingly false and fabricated “evidence” regarding the threat from Iraq in order to wage a tragic, bloody war with the loss of thousands of brave American troops and Iraqi civilians, and

WHEREAS, it is clear that since September 11, 2001, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney have abused their powers of office by: 1) using information they knew to be false as justification for the U.S. invasion of Iraq; 2) condoning and authorizing the torture of prisoners of war; 3) authorizing wiretaps on U.S. citizens without obtaining a warrant; 4) disclosing the name of an undercover CIA operative contrary to law in order to harm her for her husband’s opposition to the Iraq War; 5) having suspended and denied the historic Writ of Habeas Corpus by ordering the indefinite detention of so-called enemy combatants without charge and without access to legal counsel; and 6) overstepping Presidential authority by signing statements used to ignore or circumvent portions of over 750 Congressional statutes he brought into law; and

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party supports vigorous investigation of these charges by the Congress of the United States, including the full use of Congressional subpoena power authority to completely disclose the actions of the Administration to the American people and to take necessary action to call the Administration to account with appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment.

Submitted by Senator Art Torres (Ret.), Chairman of the California Democratic Party; CDP Resolutions Co-Chairs; Emily Thurber; Bob Farran; Michael Barnett; Tim Carpenter, Joye Swan; Patrick Henry Demo Club; 69th AD Cmte.; The Hull-Richters; Alexandar, Mark and Natasha

(Adopted April 29, 2007)


From Project-Censored-L



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Challenging Monsanto in Munich

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Why they fight

LewRockwell.Com
by Anne Williamson

04/28/07

Watching Paul Wolfowitz, exposed in a sex and corruption scandal involving fellow World Banker and private squeeze, Shaha Ali Riza, grappling for several weeks now to save his super-cushy job at the World Bank has brought to mind the infamous quote Ron Suskind teased from a neocon senior aid to George W. Bush, ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality … and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.’ Regarding reality, Wolfowitz, it seems, has had to call in re-write (and not for the first time). By requesting his resignation, the Bank’s Board demonstrated to any clear-eyed neocon that they were not studying the correct material. Wolfowitz, instead of acting upon the Board’s decision as he previously indicated he would, has hired lawyer-insider Robert Bennet to represent him before that same Board...

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Enabling Bush’s wars of aggression

AntiWar.Com
by Gordon Prather

04/28/07

All WHIG members knew that what Cheney had claimed on August 26, 2002 was a lie. Hussein Kamel, Saddam’s son-in-law, had told the IAEA the exact opposite of what Cheney had claimed, and the IAEA had subsequently verified that General Kamel spoke the truth. So Cheney lied. Many Congresspersons knew he lied. And on the eve of Bush’s pre-emptive attack on Iraq — thanks to Scott Ritter — the mainstream media also learned that Cheney had lied. At least about what Kamel had revealed. Did Bush administration officials tell you other lies about Iraq? And did the mainstream media repeat those lies?

//www.antiwar.com/prather/?articleid=10890


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The waning of the GOP

National Review
by William F. Buckley, Jr.

04/28/07

The political problem of the Bush administration is grave, possibly beyond the point of rescue. The opinion polls are savagely decisive on the Iraq question. About 60 percent of Americans wish the war ended — wish at least a timetable for orderly withdrawal. What is going on in Congress is in the nature of accompaniment. The vote in Congress is simply another salient in the war against war in Iraq. Republican forces, with a couple of exceptions, held fast against the Democrats’ attempt to force Bush out of Iraq even if it required fiddling with the Constitution. President Bush will of course veto the bill, but its impact is critically important in the consolidation of public opinion. It can now accurately be said that the legislature, which writes the people’s laws, opposes the war...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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GOP Moderates Nervous on Iraq

Cracks are starting to show in the near-monolithic Republican support for the Iraq war, with President Bush's critics hoping that the trickle of opposition will swell into a flood later this year.

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Living under the guillotine’s blade

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Bush’s lame-duck advantage

Christian Science Monitor
by Daniel Schorr

04/27/07

As his term winds down in disarray, President Bush enjoys what could be called the lame-duck advantage: He doesn’t have to worry about losing at the polls. He has devoted little attention after the Virginia Tech massacre to issues such as campus safety and gun control, except to reiterate support for gun ownership. He has left it to the Democrats to take on the gun problems that usually divide Congress. Senate majority leader Harry Reid says, ‘I hope there’s not a rush to do anything. We need to take a deep breath.’ Earlier in his administration, Mr. Bush might have by now accepted the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, a liability for the administration. But these days, Bush is playing the ‘loyalty card’ all the way. After Mr. Gonzales’s disastrous appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Bush said he has more confidence than ever in his beleaguered attorney general...

//www.csmonitor.com/2007/0427/p09s02-cods.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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At last Congress stands up to Bush

Tennessean
by Maura Satchell

04/29/07

Four long years of misguided intransigence and finally, the war of choice in Iraq can take a more controlled, predictable course. Thank you Congress for finally, rightfully, taking a stand and exercising your constitutional duties and calling for accountability and limits to be placed on this war. (This excludes Reps. Lincoln Davis, David Davis, Marsha Blackburn and Zack Wamp, and Sens. Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander, who voted against this.) Don’t give me nonsensical talking points about micromanaging the war. In The Federalist No. 58, drafted by our Constitution’s framers, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison: The House of Representatives … in a word, hold the purse. This power over the purse may, in fact, be regarded as the most complete and effectual weapon with which any constitution can arm the immediate representatives of the people, for obtaining a redress of every grievance, and for carrying into effect every just and salutary measure...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The Apathetic American

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What else is there to say?

The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith

04/29/07

No right, activity, person, or object protected by the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution, commonly known as the ‘Bill of Rights,’ shall be taxed, licensed or ‘regulated’ by any government at any stage of production, manufacture, transportation, distribution, sale, resale, possession, or use...

//www.ncc-1776.org/tle2007/tle415-20070429-03.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Bush has destroyed Iraq and America

LewRockwell.Com
by Paul Craig Roberts

04/30/07

Every American who voted Republican shares responsibility for the great evil America has brought to the Middle East. The evil that America brought to Iraq transcends the tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have been killed and maimed in the conflict. The evil goes beyond the destruction of ancient historical artifacts and the civilian infrastructure of a secular state and the decimation of the lives, careers, and families of millions of Iraqis...

//www.lewrockwell.com/roberts/roberts207.html


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The Power Elite's Use of War and Debt

by Dennis Cuddy, Ph.D

The year after the founding of Israel, the power elite in 1949 facilitated the success of the Chinese Communists over Chinese Nationalists, who relocated largely to Taiwan, thus allowing the permanent presence of U.S. forces there. The permanent stationing of U.S. troops in South Korea near the north of China and the south of the USSR was facilitated by the deliberately "no win" Korean War in the early 1950s.......

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Line in the Sand Now at Pacific Ocean

by Devvy

"GATT will mean social upheaval and political instability bringing far worse global consequences than the Bolshevik Revolution...If the masses understood the truth about GATT, there would be blood in the streets of many capitals." December 6, 1993, Washington Times interview with the late billionaire financier Sir James Goldsmith. I can remember 17 years ago when I first became aware of the dark forces and players overtaking our republic. I was able to grasp the game plan well underway to destroy these united States of America......

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DIETARY SUPPLEMENT THREATENED, FREEDOM IN DANGER

by Byron Richards, CCN

Bill S1082 pretends to address drug safety while in fact proposing a set of laws that helps hide existing risks while ushering in the next generation of extreme drug risk (the Critical Path Initiative). At the same time the bill dramatically broadens FDA regulatory power to attack dietary supplements and health freedom......

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Give Pelosi a call and let her know that “Impeachment is NOT off the table” for the American people

The following was posted today on the Forum on the Kucinich for President site. PLEASE give Pelosi a call and let her know that “Impeachment is NOT off the table” for the American people and that she MUST rally her colleges to SUPPORT Dennis Kucinich’s bill for impeachment of Cheney! Urgency is very important here ... the time for impeachment is far past due, but IS attainable NOW!! The link for this post on the Forum is //kucinich.us/node/4422


Call Speaker Pelosi

Rapid Response - Take Action!

This announcement was posted at Portland Indymedia late Friday (26 April 2007):

Rep. Pelosi Would Like to Hear From You On Cheney Impeachment

Give her a friendly call.

Rep. Pelosi was reluctant to impeach Bush, but now must consider Cheney impeachment. She is accepting public input at (202) 225 - 4965 during weekday business hours (her after hours mailbox tends to stay full).

This announcement was posted as a comment to a repost of the articles of impeachment along with the transcript of Dennis' responses to questions at the press conference, Tuesday, April 24.

//portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/04/358346.shtml

I intend to call her and tell her what I have already told my Representative: "Impeaching Cheney is a matter of supporting the troops. Can you imagine what it must be like for them to know that the show is being run by war profiteers? Considering Cheney's connection with Halliburton (no longer even a U.S. corporation) and the closed-room deals with Big Oil, the appearance not only of lying, but of lying for the sake of more $Billions in war-profiteering graft is unavoidable. Not to impeach Cheney is to add insult to the injuries already sustained - or tragically to be sustained - by our troops on the ground in Iraq."

BTW: Why didn't the Congress enact - in those great first 100 hours - a War Profiteering Act, such as was once on the books since World War II? And let it be with a provision for retrospective prosecution and penalties for violations of any other statute, RICO, etc.!


Dennis Kucinich on Bill Maher Show Repeats SUNDAY 4/29

This is a clip of the first 13 minutes of Real Time w/Bill Maher from this past Friday. Dennis Kucinich was his guest and seems to have gained alot of supporters from this appearance! I am surprised and very disappointed that Bill did not mention a word about Dennis filing Articles of Impeachment against Cheney!! I thought he would have been all over this and make sure his viewers are aware of this major development! After viewing the clip, read through some of the comments posted below ... at least 98% very positive for Dennis!! Please pass this on to your lists ...


In a message dated 4/28/07 12:02:19 PM, MerylAnnB writes:

Hi guys! My wonderful son found this on you-tube:
//www.youtube.com/watch?v=I7ZKnPKR—4

Dennis was on the Bill Maher show last night and received a stand-up applause that lasted for at least 2 minutes. He was witty, personable, funny, fully confident on winning the presidency, articulate in spelling out his policies and beliefs, et cetera, et cetera. A must watch! Maher usually repeats some of his prior shows, so keep an eye and ear out. Thanks!!

Repeated tomorrow, Sunday @ 9am, on Dish network.


In Peace, Robin Rae
(310) 728-6475
(808) 387-9238
Art4Peace @hawaii.rr.com
//www.Kucinich.us

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IMPEACH NOW

(excerpt)

It is time in American history to take charge and change events.

It's important to save values and restore the constitution once again.

We the people of United State of America will not stand by to watch all the horrors done by this administration therefore we take lead to Impeach George W. Bush NOW!

Long live the Constitution!

David FARMAN

P.S: House Speaker Pelosi's office is taking calls voting for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney at 202-225-0100.

HERE IS A LIST OF TOLL FREE CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD NUMBERS:

1 (800) 828 - 0498

1 (800) 459 - 1887

1 (800) 614 - 2803

1 (866) 340 - 9281

1 (866) 338 - 1015

1 (877) 851 - 6437

Please pass this to 100 people ASAP.

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Pelosi Taking Impeachment Tally Now! - PLEASE CALL Pelosi's office right now & ask for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney!

(excerpt)

Watch the Video of Impeachment Protests at CA Dem Party Convention, 4/27-29 //www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/21981

Speaker is taking tally for IMPEACHMENT:

Edited on Mon Apr-30-07 05:33 PM by sfexpat2000 From my Code Pink list:

"PLEASE CALL Nancy Pelosi's office right now. Here's the deal as forwarded to me:

House Speaker Pelosi's office is taking calls voting for Impeachment of Bush/Cheney at:

202-225-0100


Sparked by an insurgency among delegates, the California Democratic Party has taken an historic step forward on the issue of impeachment. In a resolution affirmed by the full state party convention Sunday, the Democrats called on the U.S. Congress to use its subpoena power to investigate misdeeds of President Bush and Vice President Cheney –and to hold the Administration accountable “with appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment. The delegate insurgency was coordinated by PDA and our allies.

While Speaker Pelosi had declared impeachment “off the table," the Democratic Party rank-and-file has demonstrated its commitment to putting the issue “on" the table. And it’s no longer just the rank-and-file: Even among the members of the convention’s Resolutions Committee (appointed by the California Party chair), the impeachment resolution was the top vote-getter (tied with one other resolution).

Coming on the heels of mass actions and resolutions across the country in support of impeachment, and Congressman Dennis Kucinich’s introduction of Articles of Impeachment against Cheney, this action by the powerful California Democratic Party builds on the pro-impeachment momentum.

The resolution refers to Bush and Cheney having acted in a manner “subversive of the Constitution?by. . .

1) using false information to justify the invasion of Iraq

2) authorizing “the torture of prisoners of war

3) authorizing wiretaps on U.S. citizens without obtaining a warrant

4) disclosing the name of an undercover CIA operative

5) suspending the historic Writ of Habeas Corpus by ordering the indefinite detention of so-called enemy combatants

6) signing statements used to ignore or circumvent portions of over 750 Congressional statutes

The resolution ends by calling for “vigorousinvestigation" and “appropriate remedies and punishment, including impeachment."

Read the resolution:
//pdamerica.org/articles/campaigns/2007-04-30-22-44-10-campaigns.php

This was an example of the Party grassroots speaking its mind, and the Party officials responding to the call. This action represents the successful culmination of PDA’s one-month, eleven-city barnstorming tour across California ?aimed at putting impeachment and ending the occupation of Iraq at the top of the Party’s agenda.

Thanks to all your help and support - we really are making a difference!

In Solidarity,
Tim Carpenter


Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal: Extend the victory of Nov. 2006 into a permanent, progressive majority. PDA’s advisory board includes six members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Cindy Sheehan, Medea Benjamin and Rev. Lennox Yearwood. More info: //pdamerica.org/.

Full Text of the Resolution //www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/21970


Informant: Bob Banner



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Democrats 'gearing up for sell-out on the Iraq war'

//www.ufppc.org/content/view/6139/


Informant: jensenmk

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Warnung vor W-LAN-Netzen in Schulen

Telepolis - Germany

Sich in einem W-LAN-Klassenzimmer zu befinden, gleicht dem Aufenthalt im Hauptstrahl eines 100 Meter entfernten Mobilfunk-Sendemasts. ...

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/25/25177/1.html
//www.diagnose-funk.ch/aktuell/024be296a1117bf07/033ea2992b0b82201.html
//www.buergerwelle-schweiz.org/WLAN_Computerfunk.508.0.html



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Brauchen wir ein neues Sozialsystem?

//www.taz.de/dx/2007/04/30/a0152.1/text

Monica Benderman: Selling Out or Building a Bridge

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/29/836/



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Benderman

Open Letter to the Democrats: The Next Step? No Taxes For Torture

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/29/837/



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=torture
//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Tom+Hayden

Senior Bush Official Linked to Escort Service Resigns

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/14/15/827/

Annual Terrorism Report Will Show 29% Rise in Attacks

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/28/825/

Chernobyl Reminds Us That Nukes Are Not Green

Huge Anti-Nuke Demo was 30 Years Ago This Week
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/28/830/

Chernobyl Reminds Us That Nukes Are Not Green
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/28/824/



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Protesters Greet Gonzales At Harvard Law School Reunion

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/29/847/



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Climate Report to Warn Time Running Out in Greenhouse Gas Battle

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/04/29/848/

Work to Save the Congo Rainforest

//www.rainforestportal.org/alerts/send.asp?id=congo

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Plant trees, lots of them, you can never plant enough!
//freepage.twoday.net/stories/3515163/

All the President's Press

Frank Rich says the White House correspondents' dinner has become a crystallization of the press's failures in the post-9/11 era.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042907E.shtml

Rise in Terror Attacks Linked to Iraq Invasion

A State Department report on terrorism due out next week will show a nearly 30 percent increase in terrorist attacks worldwide in 2006 to more than 14,000, almost all of the boost due to growing violence in Iraq and Afghanistan, US officials said Friday.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042907D.shtml

Document Dispute at Center of Wolfowitz Case

Arriving as president of the World Bank in the summer of 2005, Paul D. Wolfowitz told colleagues that he was eager to tackle poverty in Africa and corruption in aid. But almost immediately he became consumed by frustrating negotiations with bank officials over the status of his companion, an employee at the bank, documents released this month show.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042907C.shtml



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Wolfowitz

Rebuilt Iraq Projects Found Crumbling

In a troubling sign for the American-financed rebuilding program in Iraq, inspectors for a federal oversight agency have found that in a sampling of eight projects that the United States had declared successes, seven were no longer operating as designed because of plumbing and electrical failures, lack of proper maintenance, apparent looting and expensive equipment that lay idle.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042907B.shtml

Die Zahl der Terroranschläge ist weiter gestiegen

Der jährliche Bericht des US-Außenministeriums über den internationalen Terrorismus kommt der US-Regierung nicht gelegen.

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/25/25170/1.html

America's war on tourists

In a recent poll of international travellers, commissioned by Discover America Partnership, a coalition of US tourist organisations, 70 per cent of respondents said they feared US officials more than terrorists or criminals.

//www.nzherald.co.nz/section/2/story.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10436518


From Information Clearing House

Climate chaos: Bush's climate of fear

Video

A US government whistleblower tells Panorama how scientific reports about global warming have been systematically changed and suppressed.

//snipurl.com/1iopi


From Information Clearing House

Most Katrina Aid From Overseas Went Unclaimed

Allies offered $854 million in cash and in oil that was to be sold for cash. But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction, according to U.S. officials and contractors.

//snipurl.com/1iope


From Information Clearing House

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US Didn't Accept Most Foreign Katrina Aid

Allies offered the United States $854 million in cash and in oil that was to be sold for cash to aid Hurricane Katrina victims. But only $40 million has been used so far for disaster victims or reconstruction, according to US officials and contractors. Most of the aid went uncollected, including $400 million worth of oil. Some offers were withdrawn or redirected to private groups such as the Red Cross. The rest has been delayed by red tape and bureaucratic limits on how it can be spent.

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/042907F.shtml



//freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Katrina

Connie Fogal On The North American Union

Video

Connie Fogal, the redoubtable leader of the Canadian Action Party, delivers a hard hitting and passionate warning against the North American Union.

//snipurl.com/1iopb


From Information Clearing House



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Peru Rejects US Military Base

Peruvian Foreign Minister Jose Garcia Belaunde totally rejected any possibility that the government would accept a United States military base on Peruvian soil.

//snipurl.com/1iop6


From Information Clearing House

82 Inmates Cleared but Still Held at Guantanamo

More than a fifth of the approximately 385 prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been cleared for release but may have to wait months or years for their freedom because U.S. officials are finding it increasingly difficult to line up places to send them.

//snipurl.com/1ioot



CIA held suspect in secret prison for months

The CIA held a captured Al Qaeda leader in a secret prison since autumn and transferred him a week ago to the U.S. military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, officials said Friday.

//www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/28/america/web0428-cia-41371.php


From Information Clearing House



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