Impeachment Progress: Rewards, Resolutions, Reverends

Democrats.com Offers $1,000 Reward to Any Reporter Who Will Ask Follow-Up Question to Bush

At a White House press conference on June 7, 2005, Steve Holland of Reuters asked President Bush and Prime Minister Blair the $1,000 question: "On Iraq, the so-called Downing Street Memo from July, 2002, says 'Intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy of removing Saddam through military actions.' Is this an accurate reflection of what happened? Could both of you respond?"

The adamant denials by Blair and Bush were widely reported by the White House press corps. But a new "White House Memo," reported in the British media on Feb. 2, 2006, has just exposed both responses as lies.

Democrats.com is now offering $1,000 to any reporter who will directly ask Bush this question: "How can you claim you were trying to avoid war through the UN, when you told Prime Minister Blair on Jan. 31, 2003, that if you failed to get a resolution from the UN authorizing war, 'military action would follow anyway'?"

Read more:
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/7594

Pressure the media to do its job:
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/whitehousememo


Message sponsored by ImpeachPAC.org

ImpeachPAC Endorses Chris Owens (NY-11)

ImpeachPAC is endorsing Chris Owens in the open race for Brooklyn's 11th Congressional District. On January 23, Owens declared his support for impeachment on his web site: "As an American committed to the vigorous protection of individual rights in a democratic society, I join with the voices both within and outside of Congress calling upon the U.S. House of Representatives to commence impeachment proceedings against the President of the United States."

Three days later, Owens argued vigorously for impeachment at an important candidates forum. Speaking of Bush's domestic wiretapping, Owens declared: "By his own admission, he violated the law. He has dared us - he has dared us! - to define his violations as a high crime and misdemeanor." His powerful advocacy produced banner headlines in the Brooklyn Paper, stating simply "IMPEACH BUSH!"

Read endorsement:
//www.impeachpac.org/endorse-owens

Support Chris Owens:
//actblue.com/list/impeachpac2?refcode=dm02


Conyers' Impeachment Inquiry Progresses

There are now 17 members of Congress co-sponsoring H. Res. 635 to create a select committee to investigate the Administration's intent to go to war before congressional authorization, manipulation of pre-war intelligence, encouraging and countenancing torture, and retaliating against critics, and to make recommendations regarding grounds for possible impeachment.

Ask your Congress Member to co-sponsor:
//capwiz.com/pdamerica/issues/alert/?alertid=8329176

Learn more:
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/5768

Rep. John Conyers' report "Constitution in Crisis" is now available in a signed hard-copy edition for those who contribute $60 to Conyers' campaign: //tinyurl.com/bespf


Cities and State Parties Pass Impeachment Resolutions

The past month has seen a burst of resolutions supporting impeachment in city councils, state Democratic parties, and even chapters of Democrats Abroad. On January 6, the City Council of Arcata, Calif., passed a resolution demanding the impeachment or resignation of President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, citing violations of international and constitutional law. On January 15, the Executive Committee of Democrats Abroad France unanimously passed a resolution calling upon Congress to determine whether impeachable offenses have been committed by the Bush/Cheney Administration and if necessary to immediately begin impeachment proceedings against Bush and Cheney.

On January 28, the North Carolina Democratic Party passed a resolution to ask elected Democratic Representatives to Congress to sign on to legislation to impeach Bush, Cheney and Gonzales.

The Democratic Central Committee of Marin County, Calif., approved a resolution last Thursday night that calls for the impeachment of President Bush for what it considers to be illegal domestic wiretapping of American citizens.

Today the City of San Francisco began consideration of a resolution calling for a full investigation, and impeachment or resignation of Bush and Cheney

Participants in an upcoming town meeting in Newfane, Vt., will vote on town support for Bush's impeachment.

In Oregon, 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 passed the Committee's agenda subcomittee last month. It charges that Bush and Cheney's (1) unprovoked and misrepresented invasion of Iraq violated the UN charter, (2) their actions contrary to acts of Congress volated their oaths of office and (3) their unlawful detention and torture of prisoners violated the US Constitution, acts of Congress and the Geneva Conventions. These actions, the Central Committee is asked to declare, reach the level of High Crimes and Misdeameanors while in office sufficient to constitute articles of impeachment before the House of Representatives.

Read More About Each of These Resolutions:
//www.impeachpac.org/?q=taxonomy/term/18


Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery Speaks Truth to Power

Reverend Dr. Joseph Lowery honored Coretta Scott King at her funeral, in front of four presidents, challenging injustice: "We know now there were no weapons of mass destruction over there [standing ovation]... but Coretta knew and we know that there are weapons of misdirection right down here. Millions without health insurance. Poverty abounds. For war billions more but no more for the poor." -
Video: //www.crooksandliars.com/2006/02/07.html#a7056


UPCOMING EVENTS TO END THE WAR AND HOLD WARMAKERS ACCOUNTABLE

The following events can also be found in the After Downing Street events system at //www.afterdowningstreet.org/event

You can also go there to find events near you or to create them.

Public Forum
Featuring: Ray McGovern, Paul Martin, Paul Schroeder, Rosemary Palmer.
February 8
Maplewood, NJ
South Mountain Peace Action
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6855

Progressive Democrats of America DC Meeting
February 9, 6:30 p.m.
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Building 39, 2nd Floor, 4200 CT Ave., NW Washington, DC 20008. Red Line Van Ness/UDC Station. Wheelchair Accessible. Parking under campus off Van Ness St.
Discussion will cover PDA national and local activities including work with the new Congressional Progressive Caucus Foundation, Bush impeachment efforts, local/national media work, local chapter building and more.
Joe@pdamerica.org

"Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre"
February 11, 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Anthony's Resaurant (back room) 309 West Broad Street in Falls Church, Virginia

The news documentary is an examination of the use of banned weaponry, including white phosphorus, by the US in its assault on Fallujah. Following the documentary John Bruhns, an Iraq War veteran, will share his experiences and comment on the film. Discussion will follow.
Northern Virginians for Peace and Justice

Making Change/Creating Peace!
Featuring: Medea Benjamin, David Swanson
February 15, 7:30 p.m.
Veterans Hall, Santa Cruz, Calif.
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/7457

War Research and the University
February 15, 7 p.m.
180 PLC, University of Oregon
Concerned Faculty for Peace and Justice, and Strike for Peace
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/7480

Presidents Day
February 20 is Presidents Day. Don't you wish we had a president? Cindy Sheehan plans to travel to Houston to ask to speak with Bush's mother. Why not plan your own President's day event?
Cindy Sheehan and members Gold Star Families for Peace, in conjunction with Veterans for Peace and Code Pink (and other groups) will be taking our protest of the Iraqi War to Barbara Bush, mother of the President.
4 - 7 p.m. In front of St. Martin's Episcopal Church, 717 Sage Road at Woodway in Tanglewood
abranham@houston.rr.com or magicas@pdq.net

Cindy Sheehan and Martin Sheen in Pasadena
SAT, FEB. 25th 7:00 PM
All Saints Episcopal Church, 132 N. Euclid Ave, Pasadena
Emcee, MIMI KENNEDY... Activist & Actor; REV. ED BACON... Rector, All Saints Episcopal Church, Pasadena; FERNANDO SUAREZ, JANE BRIGHT, BILL MITCHELL..., Gold Star Families for Peace; PABLO PEREDES... War Resister; TIM GOODRICH... Iraq Veterans Against the War; STEVE SHERRILL, ED ELLIS... Veterans For Peace; ARLENE INOUYE... CAMS, Teachers & Students; SONALI KOLHATKAR, DON WHITE... KPFK; SALLY MARR & PETER DUDAR... "Arlington West" Filmmakers.
//www.arlingtonwestfilm.com

Panel Discussion
Ray McGovern, former CIA analyst, author of “Sham Dunk: Cooking Intelligence for the President” Chapter 18 of Neo-CONNED! Again
Stephen J. Sneigoski, PhD, author of “Neoconservatives, Israel, and 9/11: The Origins of the U.S. War on Iraq” Chapter 6 of Neo-CONNED! Again
J. Forrest Sharpe, editor of Neo-CONNED! and Neo-CONNED! Again
March 2, 2006, 6-8 p.m. Barnes and Noble, 555 – 12th St. NW, Washington, DC 20001 (Metro Center)
//www.neoconned.info

A Day of Events in San Diego
Friday, March 3
Lunch at Catfish Club, featuring: David Swanson, Ann Wright;
UCSD Anti-War Rally, www.truthout.org ;
6:30 p.m. panel discussion, featuring: Cindy Sheehan, Ann Wright, David Swanson.
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6744

4th Annual Party for Progressives!
Activist San Diego presents:
We say NO to War! We Support Peace & Justice for All!
Special Guest: CINDY SHEEHAN
Sat March 4, 8 -11pm
Balboa Park Club Ballroom, San Diego, CA
Dancing to award winning dance band LIQUID BLUE
To purchase tickets: 619-528-8383 or www.ActivistSanDiego.org

Women Say No to War
March 8, International Women's Day
At White House and around the world
//www.womensaynotowar.org

NeoConned Panel Discussion in DC
6 - 8 p.m.
Busboys and Poets, 14th & V Streets, NW, Washington, DC
Ray McGovern, Stephen J. Sneigoski, Joseph Sobran, J. Forrest Sharpe
//www.neoconned.info

Students Say No to War in Iraq
March 13-17 on campuses everywhere, marking three years of war.
//campusantiwar.net

UFPJ Anti-War Events Everywhere
March 15 to 22, marking three years of war.
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6681

National Campaign of Nonviolent Actions Planned at Congressional Offices
Now through March 20, marking three years of war.
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6704

March to the Pentagon
March 20
Iraq Pledge of Resistance
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/7044

Progressive Plan for Ohio
March 26
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/downloads/ohioplan.pdf

March to Redeem the Soul of America
April 1 – 14, 2006 in Texas: Irving – Dallas – Waco – Crawford
ConsumersforPeace.org, Crawford Peace House, Dallas Peace Center, Texas Peace Action
//www.marchforredemption.org

Peace March in New York
April 29
//www.unitedforpeace.org

Virginia 11th Congressional District Democratic Party Candidates Forum on the War in Iraq
May 15, 2006, 7-9 p.m.
Mason District Government Center on 6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003.
Virginia Chapter of Progressive Democrats of America (PDA-VA).

SIGNS FOR ANY OCCASION:
//www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/6792


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