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Impeachment Vigils September 1, 2006

Activism | Impeachment

Progressive Democrats of America and After Downing Street encourage you to hold a vigil for impeachment on Friday evening, Sept. 1st, preceded or followed by a meeting to dicuss and plan for Camp Democracy. Enter your event into online system HERE. Search for an event already planned in your area HERE. Here are resources from Camp Democracy.

Week-Long Discussion about Impeachment with Dave Lindorff and Barbara Olshansky

Impeachment

If you want to check out a fascinating, intelligent, and civilized(!) discussion about the Bush impeachment issue, it's going on all this week at Salon Table Talk. Anyone can follow the discussion. You have to contact Mary Elizabeth, the host, about joining in. Table Talk will be featuring the impeachment issue all this week. (To view Salon if you aren't a paid subscriber, go to www.Salon.com , click on the ad, watch it for one frame, and then get a free day pass.)

Where to Protest Peacefully [other than anywhere you see Hillary Clinton]

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August 23-24, 2006
NEW* MEHLMAN in TBD, MI: RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman attends campaign rallies across Michigan. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 8/23/06]

Wednesday, August 23, 2006
NEW* ROVE in Toledo, OH: Karl Rove keynotes a fundraiser for Ohio gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 8/23/06]

NEW* ROVE in Grosse Pointe Shores, MI: White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove is the featured guest at a Michigan Republican Party fundraiser at Robert Liggett's home. [The Note, ABCNews.com, 8/23/06]

Where Are the Keys to the Kingdom?

IFPJ

KING GEORGE IS A CRIME LORD

Are you one of his serfs; or, are you dreaming of being one of his landed vassals?

America ain’t no funny pages Prince Valiant comic land. And, George Bush ain’t no King Arthur. And Cheney, while he does a good imitation of the Black Knight, he can’t hold a candle to Sir Lancelot. Karl Rove as Sir Percival, forget it! They have let a dragon loose in Camelot though.

The First Rule of the Reactionary

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1st law  

It's Your Affair

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Your Affair  

The Blackout of National Shame isn't just about saving energy and impeachment isn't just about saving lives. It's about saving democracy and saving ourselves. And it's dang easy too. Why don't you go to www.ifpj.org and download a window sign.

Direct Legislation Impeachment

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Impeachment Petition Drives in Pittsville, WI and Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
Impeachment Town Meeting Wednesday Night Wisconsin Rapids, WI.

7 August 2006

For Immediate Release: Wood Co. Coalition for Peace & Justice and Veterans for Peace, Chapter 25.

Pittsville, WI will likely be the first city in Wisconsin with an impeachment resolution on the ballot in November. Later this week Robert Hoch, impeachment petition drive leader, will turn in about 55 signatures of Pittsville residents to the city clerk starting the formal impeachment investigation referendum process. The Pittsville resolution states "Resolved: The U.S. House of Representatives should start an impeachment investigation against President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney now." Forty-six valid signatures have to be turned in to place the resolution on the ballot. Pittsville is a small central Wisconsin city of 866 people about 12 miles south of Marshfield in Wood County.

Calendars Show Armitage Met Reporter

Evidence

By Matt Apuzzo and John Solomon, Associated Press

Washington - Then-Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage met with Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward in mid-June 2003, the same time the reporter has testified an administration official talked to him about CIA employee Valerie Plame.

Armitage's official State Department calendars, provided to The Associated Press under the Freedom of Information Act, show a one-hour meeting marked "private appointment" with Woodward on June 13, 2003.

Where to Protest Peacefully [other than anywhere you see Hillary Clinton]

Activism

Tuesday, August 22, 206
UPDATED* BUSH in Minnetonka, MN: President Bush participates in a Panel on Health Transparency at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest, at 2:35 PM. [White House Press Release]

BUSH in Wayzata, MN: President Bush attends Bachmann for Congress and Minnesota Republican Party Reception at a private residence, at 4:45 PM. [White House Press Release]

GUTIERREZ in Seattle, WA: Secretary Gutierrez delivers remarks on comprehensive immigration reform and highlights the importance of immigration to the American economy at the Washington Athletic Club, at 2:00 PM. He also participates in an editorial board with the Seattle Post-Intelligencer to discuss the issue of comprehensive immigration reform at 3:15 PM. [White House Press Release]

REAL MEN...SIGNATURE AD

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"REAL MEN/SOLDIERS DON'T SEXUALLY ABUSE WOMEN OR ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN." Friends and family of SPC.Swift

PLEASE HELP UP FREE AND PROTECT
SPC. SUZANNE SWIFT.
SPC. Swift, facing a redeployment to Iraq while
serving under the command of the same
individuals now under investigation for rape and
sexual harassment, chose to go absent without
leave rather than subjugate herself to the horrors

Five Years After 9/11, Fear Finally Strikes Out

Media

By FRANK RICH, New York Times

> THE results are in for the White House's latest effort to exploit
> terrorism for political gain: the era of Americans' fearing fear
> itself is over.
>
> In each poll released since the foiling of the trans-Atlantic terror
> plot — Gallup, Newsweek, CBS, Zogby, Pew — George W. Bush's approval
> rating remains stuck in the 30's, just as it has been with little

7 Facts You Might Not Know about the Iraq War

Media

By Michael Schwartz, http://www.tomdispatch.com

With a tenuous cease-fire between Israel and Lebanon holding, the ever-hotter war in Iraq is once again creeping back onto newspaper front pages and towards the top of the evening news. Before being fully immersed in daily reports of bomb blasts, sectarian violence, and casualties, however, it might be worth considering some of the just-under-the-radar-screen realities of the situation in that country. Here, then, is a little guide to understanding what is likely to be a flood of new Iraqi developments -- a few enduring, but seldom commented upon, patterns central to the dynamics of the Iraq war, as well as to the fate of the American occupation and Iraqi society.

Bush Pleads Guilty to a Second Impeachable Offense

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By Bob Fertik, www.democrats.com


Legal scholars like John Dean and Glenn Greenwald have highlighted Bush's "guilty plea" on violating the FISA law at least 30 times. Amazingly, Bush also "pled guilty" today to a second impeachable offense - lying to Congress about the need to invade Iraq!

Blair to quit 'next July amid marital strain'

Media

By GORDON RAYNER, http://www.dailymail.co.uk

Back home, such urgent matters as the terror investigation and UN talks on the Lebanon were occupying his deputies, but on his Caribbean holiday Tony Blair seemed like a man without a care as he joked and posed for pictures with a group of British teenagers.

The Prime Minister appeared relaxed and rejuvenated during a family trip to a restaurant, his wife joining him after spending the day on board a speedboat with their children.

A Heart-Breaking Letter Sent to Cindy Sheehan

Cindy Sheehan

A former soldier
Dear Mrs. Sheehan,

My name is (withheld). I am retired from the U.S Army of 31/2 years, a full retirement with disability after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depressive disorder.

First of all, let me start out by sending my deepest sympathies for the passing of your son Casey. I had never met him, but I know he is a hero, and a great American. I know nothing can bring him back, but he can live on in the spirit of the good people left in America.

Bush Now Says What He Wouldn’t Say Before War: Iraq Had ‘Nothing’ To Do With 9/11

Media

President Bush was in the midst of explaining how the attacks of 9/11 inspired his “freedom agenda” and the attacks on Iraq until a reporter, Ken Herman of Cox News, interrupted to ask what Iraq had to do with 9/11. “Nothing,” Bush defiantly answered. Watch it:
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/21/bush-on-911

Santa Barbara Considers Impeachment

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S.B. Considers Impeachment
By Nick Welsh

About 250 people crammed into the Faulkner Gallery in the downtown library last Tuesday to hear three speakers lay out the case for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Lisa Hajjar, a professor of law and society at UCSB, argued that the most compelling legal argument was Bush’s authorization of warrantless — and apparently illegal — wiretaps of thousands of American citizens. She also contended that the administration had lied to Congress about the reasons for waging war on Iraq, and that that deception constituted high crimes and misdemeanors. And she argued that the administration has knowingly and intentionally encouraged the systematic torture of suspected combatants in the “war on terror,” and in so doing has violated countless international treaties to which the United States is a signatory. Richard Falk, a Yale professor of international law, acknowledged that the impeachment process would be traumatic for the nation, but argued that even if Congress chose not to impeach, the exercise would help salvage American democracy. “Only by the activism of the American people will we be spared a future that will destroy all that is great about this country,” he said. Jim Lafferty with the National Lawyers Guild added a note of skepticism, arguing that even if the Democrats controlled the House and Senate, they would never impeach Bush. The real problem, he said, was not Bush but a national policy of imperialism to which both parties have actively subscribed since the end of World War II. Organizers of the event explained afterwards that they plan to take a resolution calling for impeachment of the president and vice president to the Santa Barbara City Council sometime in September.

NYT's Friedman Should Resign

Media

By Robert Parry
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2006/082106.html

New York Times foreign policy analyst Thomas L. Friedman finally has come to the conclusion that George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraq – which Friedman enthusiastically supported with the clever slogan “give war a chance” – wasn’t such a good idea after all.

Noting that “it is now obvious that we are not midwifing democracy in Iraq. We are babysitting a civil war,” Friedman wrote, “that means ‘staying the course’ is pointless, and it’s time to start thinking about Plan B – how we might disengage with the least damage possible.” [NYT, Aug. 4, 2006]

New York Times Demands Clinton Debate Tasini

Elections

Check out today’s NY Times editorial pressing Hillary Clinton to debate Jonathan. It’s time she stopped ducking the question. Please call her office at 212-213-3717 to say that you want to hear her debate Jonathan on the issues. We will not let this go. She must debate. Democracy demands it The Times editorial is linked below.

Hillary Clinton’s Low Profile
http://www.nytimes.com/pages/opinion/index.html

Interview With Ray McGovern, Part 1

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** Dahr Jamail's Iraq Dispatches **
** Visit the Dahr Jamail Iraq website http://dahrjamailiraq.com **
** Website by http://jeffpflueger.com **

By Dahr Jamail, t r u t h o u t

During the Veterans for Peace National Convention in Seattle, I
conducted an interview with Ray McGovern. McGovern was a CIA analyst for
27 years and is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for
Sanity (VIPS).