Interview with Frances Moore Lappe: Getting a Grip + The Invisible Revolution (must-see videos)

Power to the people! ~ Lo

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Interview with Frances Moore Lappe author of “Getting a Grip: Clarity, Creativity, and Courage in a World Gone Mad.”
http://www.smallplanet.org/

Added: December 09, 2007

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Kucinich Weekly Update 12.10.07 (video)

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Kucinich Campaign Update: Sean Penn Speaks Out & Iran Comes Center Stage

A Hollywood luminary speaks out for a new America. The debate over Iran moves front and center in the race for the White House. Nevada Caucus-goers hear a message of change for a nation in crisis. And commentator Davis Fleetwood takes the issue of electability head-on.

Don’t miss that and more in this week’s Kucinich Campaign Update – your first source for news and information about Dennis Kucinich and his visionary campaign to change America!

Check it out here!

As always, we thank you for your support,
The Kucinich Campaign Team

Added: December 09, 2007

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Piano Wire Puppeteers: The Constitution, Media & Dennis Kucinich By Sean Penn (+ video) (updated)

The Only Progressive Presidential Candidate + One World, One Love (videos; Kucinich)

Kucinich addresses many issues at Reno rally by James Ball

Elizabeth Kucinich campaigns for husband By Mark Waite

Elizabeth Kucinich visits UCLA campus for anti-war event (video)

Kucinich Wins & Loses NPR’s Post-Debate Analysis By Manila Ryce + Kucinich, Gravitational Field

NPR Iowa Public Radio Democratic Debate (audio link) + Iran Sparks Fireworks

American College of Physicians Endorses Single-Payer Health-Care System by Dennis Kucinich

http://december152007.com/

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C-SPAN: Thomas Beaumont on Ron Paul, Huckabee (video)

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excerpts from:
C-SPAN Washington Journal, Dec. 09, ’07
Thomas Beaumont, Des Moines Register, Chief Political Reporter, offers a look at what the candidates are doing in Iowa, less than a month away from the Iowa caucuses.

entire program (requires realplayer):
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CIA photos; Guantanamo Bay; Torture cover-up; Director to Testify and more (links) + Biden (video)

More posts on Gitmo

see also:

CIA made Rolling Stone satire into dirty bomb plot: report + How Bush Threatened Britain (+ video)

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I usually don’t do this but there are so many articles about the CIA and torture that I’m borrowing from one of my favorite websites, Citizens for a Legitimate Government. Please click the links to read the stories. ~ DS

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Caucus for Kucinich!

Learn how to caucus for Kucinich. I’d like to add that if your state has a primary election you still need to go to the Democratic Caucus for delegate selection, usually a week or two or three after the primary. Get involved. ~ Lo

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It’s Cool to Caucus!

Join the group on the Action Center for Dennis: Caucus for Kucinich!

Wondering what to do in your caucus state? If you live in one of the 2008 Democratic caucus states of Alaska, Colorado, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Minnesota, New Mexico, Nevada, Nebraska, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Washington and Wyoming, here is a group to learn about the best actions to take in getting Dennis’s supporters to their local caucus and what to do when we all get there!

Why go to your caucus? A better than expected showing on caucus night can boost a candidacy, while a poor performance can spell the end of a candidate’s hopes!

There are a variety of forum topics below, including information on the primaries. If you happen to be in a state with no caucus your brother and sister caucus states still need your help. Right now, Iowa needs us all to help get Dennis supporters to their caucus on January 3rd. In this group, you can find out how to help them do this in Iowa.

I welcome your input and I thank you for being here. And I hope that this group will help us create a good time at our caucuses, changing the way people think about politics!

Love, Deborah

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National and State PDFs for Kucinich for President campaigning

The Careful Choreography Of The Caucus By Kent Garber

How to Vote in Primaries and Not Be an Idiot by David Swanson

Time to join your Dennis Kucinich Statewide Meetup group!

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National and State PDFs for Kucinich for President campaigning

Time to get busy locally for Dennis Kucinich for President. Thanks go to Chad for making these. ~ Lo

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I made all these to help the state people out:

http://www.dennis4president.com/go/resources/downloads/

(official B&W pdf’s)

National PDF Downloads:

Dennis Kucinich – Official Photo

A Healthy Nation

African-American

An End to Poverty

H.R. 1234

Immigrants Rights

Putting America Back to work in America

Strength Through Peace

Workers Rights and the Democratic Party

State PDF Downloads:

The Alabama Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Alaska Democratic Caucus is February 5, 2008.

The American Samoa Democratic Convention is March 10, 2008.

The Arizona Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Arkansas Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The California Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Colorado Democratic Caucus is February 5, 2008.

The Connecticut Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Delaware Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Democrats Abroad Caucuses run from Feb. 5 to Feb. 8, 2008.

The District of ColumbiaDemocratic Caucus is February 12, 2008.

The Florida Democratic Primary is January 29, 2008.

The Georgia Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Guam Democratic Convention is May 3, 2008.

The Hawaii Democratic Caucus is February 19, 2008.

The Idaho Democratic Caucus is February 5, 2008.

The Illinois Democratic Primary is March 18, 2008.

The Indiana Democratic Primary is May 6, 2008.

The Iowa Democratic Caucus is January 3, 2008.

The Kansas Democratic Primary is April 1, 2008.

The Kentucky Democratic Primary is May 20, 2008.

The Louisiana Democratic Primary is February 9, 2008.

The Maine Democratic Caucus is February 10, 2008.

The Maryland Democratic Primary is February 12, 2008.

The Massachusetts Democratic Primary is March 4, 2008.

The Michigan Democratic Primary is January 15, 2008.

The Minnesota Democratic Caucus is February 5, 2008.

The Mississippi Democratic Primary is March 11, 2008.

The Missouri Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Montana Democratic Primary is June 3, 2008.

The Nebraska Democratic Caucus is February 9, 2008.

The Nevada Democratic Caucus is January 19, 2008.

The New Hampshire Democratic Primary is January 8, 2008.

The New Jersey Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The New Mexico Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The New York Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The North Carolina Democratic Primary is May 6, 2008.

The North Dakota Democratic Caucus is February 5, 2008.

The Ohio Democratic Primary is March 4, 2008.

The Oklahoma Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Oregon Democratic Primary is May 20, 2008.

The Pennsylvania Democratic Primary is April 22, 2008.

The Puerto Rico Democratic Caucus is June 14, 2008.

The Rhode Island Democratic Primary is March 4, 2008.

The South Carolina Democratic Primary is January 26, 2008.

The South Dakota Democratic Primary is June 3, 2008.

The Tennessee Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Texas Democratic Primary is March 4, 2008.

The Utah Democratic Primary is February 5, 2008.

The Vermont Democratic Primary is March 4, 2008.

The Virgin Islands Democratic Convention is February 9, 2008.

The Virginia Democratic Primary is February 12, 2008.

The Washington Democratic Caucus is February 9, 2008.

The West Virginia Democratic Primary is May 6, 2008.

The Wisconsin Democratic Primary is February 19, 2008.

The Wyoming Democratic Caucus is March 8, 2008.

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Your $100 Will Save YOU (video)

Kucinich isn’t neglecting constituents’ problems – or the country’s by Dick Feagler

Kucinich remains a fighter who believes he can win by Sabrina Eaton

Kucinich addresses many issues at Reno rally by James Ball

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Your $100 Will Save YOU (video)

Go to: http://december152007.com/

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December 15, 2007 MONEY BOMB won’t hurt. Do it for you and your’s this holiday season. Dennis Kucinich 2008. War Out.

h/t: After Downing Street

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Dec. 15th Kucinich Money Bomb: Pay It Forward (video)

Caucus for Kucinich!

Kucinich isn’t neglecting constituents’ problems – or the country’s by Dick Feagler

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by Dick Feagler
Plain Dealer Columnist
Sunday, December 09, 2007

For months now, my pals on these pages have gleefully kicked Dennis Kucinich around.

They have treated him like a buffoon or an egomaniac or both. They have spoofed his run for the presidency, which he knows he can’t win. And they have implied that while he is out on his hopeless White House quest, he is neglecting service to his district.

These pages, run by my pals, want Dennis gone. That’s no mystery. And, in the next election, he’s got some good people running against him. At least two, and maybe three.

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h/t: Dennis 4 President

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Kucinich remains a fighter who believes he can win by Sabrina Eaton

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Sabrina Eaton
Plain Dealer Bureau
Sunday, December 09, 2007

Early struggles shaped populist philosophies

Washington — As he travels the country to pitch his presidential campaign, Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland likes to pass out copies of a trading card showing his 1960 football team picture at Tremont’s St. John Cantius High School. He’s at the center of the photo, a full head shorter than his fellow Jayhawks, proudly sporting his No. 26 jersey.

The card describes Kucinich as a 4-foot-9, 97-pound third-string quarterback. He suffered a concussion during one game and was hazed regularly by teammates, who tossed him into a trash can and through a ceiling, according to his new autobiography, “The Courage to Survive.” A heart murmur eventually forced him to the sidelines as the team’s scorekeeper.

Many politicians would be loath to highlight that kind of episode. Not Kucinich. The word “Courage” is stamped across his football cards, and they carry an upbeat message about “learning early on to fight the odds, to win unwinnable battles, to reach goals some might think impossible.”

Running as a true Democrat who will stand up to corporations, strive for world peace and represent the little guy, he says: “Why should people vote for a Democrat, if you can’t tell the difference? People will go for the real thing every time. I’m the one who can win. I’m the candidate of the mainstream.”

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The Courage to Survive

by Dennis Kucinich

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Destined to be one of most important and talked-about books of the year, “The Courage to Survive” is must reading for anyone who wants to know where Dennis Kucinich believes America must go and how we can get there. It is a book that sets the tone for the national debate as we choose new leadership in a time of great crisis and great opportunity.

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Kucinich addresses many issues at Reno rally by James Ball

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Kucinich addresses many issues at Reno rally by James Ball

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by James Ball
RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL
12/9/2007

Touching on issues ranging from Yucca Mountain to the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq, presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich spoke to a crowd of several hundred people in Reno Saturday.

Despite a steady snowfall outside, a standing-room-only crowd packed into two meeting rooms at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center to hear what the Ohio Congressman and Democrat had to say about issues he’s most closely associated with: the environment and opposition to the war and the Bush administration in general. Those expecting Kucinich to deliver harsh words about the president weren’t disappointed, as the half-hour campaign speech soon turned to talk of impeachment.

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Omar Barghouti: “No State Has the Right to Exist as a Racist State” By Silvia Cattori

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By Silvia Cattori
12/08/07 “
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Omar Barghouti belongs to a new generation of Palestinians who never adhered to the solution of ” Two States, Two peoples”. They are advocating, instead, the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) of Israel as well as a «secular, democratic state» solution, where Palestinians and Israelis would share equal rights, after historic injustices are redressed and the refugees are allowed to return.

Silvia Cattori: I had the privilege of attending the presentation you gave in Milan on 8 October 2007 [1]. Your analysis of the situation in Palestine is different than the traditional discourse and conceptions, including within the Palestine solidarity movement. Do you think that the Italian public is ready to adopt your positions?

Omar Barghouti: I came to Italy in March, 2007, for a tour, and I spoke about different issues. Art and oppression was one of them. I spoke also about the One-state solution, as well as the boycott of Israel [2]. There is a growing movement in Italy that understands the need for effective pressure on Israel. It is no longer sufficient to take part in traditional solidarity acts, such as demonstrations and writing letters. Clearly, such conventional actions cannot alone move Israel, because they do not raise the political price that Israel has to pay for occupying and oppressing the Palestinians. Europeans can demonstrate all they want; Israel no longer cares. I think more Italians are realizing this.

Raising awareness is certainly important and that should continue as long as the colonial conflict does. But this is no longer sufficient.

After September 11th, Israel became much more belligerent and now really cares little about international opinion. During the seventies and eighties, even into the nineties, Israel was extremely sensitive to western public opinion. In the twenty-first century however, Israel has become less and less sensitive, because of its enormous power and its unparalleled influence on Washington, which remains the political master of the Europeans. And that is how Israelis look at things. “We have Washington in our pocket, who cares what the Europeans want?”

To give an example, when Belgium tried to put Ariel Sharon on trial for his role in the 1982 Sabra and Chatilla massacre in Beirut, Condoleezza Rice threatened the foreign minister of Belgium that the US would pull NATO out of Belgium, among other drastic measures. Within days, the law was reversed and the Court never summoned Sharon. The US did the same with Germany and France during their dispute over the Anglo-American war on Iraq in 2003.

Israel realises that its vast influence over Congress automatically translates into substantial, albeit indirect, influence over Europe. Israelis, therefore, do not particularly care about European public opinion.

More Italians are now realizing that the time has come for effective pressure against Israel; this is not time for just saying, “Naughty boys, you are doing the wrong things.”

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Al Jazeera: Bolivia assembly backs constitution

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 09, 2007
18:48 MECCA TIME, 15:48 GMT

Bolivia’s national assembly has approved a new constitution which would give the country’s indigenous people greater autonomy and let the president run for re-election indefinitely.

The vote on Sunday, after a 15-hour session, was boycotted by Bolivia’s main opposition party.

After the document was approved, Evo Morales, Bolivia’s president, called it “a great happiness for the indigenous and popular movement”.

However, opposition is stiff in the country’s low-lying and richer eastern states where protests and strikes have been staged.

Only 153 of the assembly’s 255 delegates – most from the ruling Movement Toward Socialism party (MAS) – joined the session.

Seven delegates from the National Unity party were almost the only opposition presence.

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h/t: ICH

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An Alleged “Two Party System” By Ed Ciaccio

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By Ed Ciaccio
12/08/07

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

We must be clear about the following bitter realities:

1. “Every 10 minutes an Iraqi civilian is injured or killed in a war that George Bush says will not end until he leaves office. Every 10 hours an American soldier is killed in a war that George Bush says will not end until he leaves office. Every 10 days $2 billion is removed from the U.S. Treasury and placed in the accounts of Halliburton, Blackwater and all other war profiteers that are getting rich off the misery of Iraqis and Americans by a government that will continue to remove those amounts or more every ten days as long as George Bush is President of the United States” (from Sally B. Davidson at Veterans for Peace, NY). Continue reading

When Is Bush Going to Come Clean? By Paul Craig Roberts

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By Paul Craig Roberts
December 07, 2007

The recent disclosure that the latest National Intelligence Estimate [PDF] concludes that Iran halted its nuclear weapon program several years ago, assuming Iran ever had such a program, has caused consternation among neoconservatives, right-wing Israeli government officials, and Bush regime ranks.

Members of the right-wing Israeli government have denounced the NIE finding as contrary to Israel’s interests. Former Bush regime official John Bolton accused America’s intelligence agencies with conspiring to discredit President Bush with politicized intelligence. According to Bolton, it is US intelligence agencies, not the neoconservatives, who have their “own agenda.” President Bush has promised to continue his threats against Iran regardless of the NIE finding.

The NIE finding puts Bush on the spot by bringing US intelligence up to speed with the International Atomic Energy Agency, whose director has repeatedly reported, as he did on December 4, that “the agency has no concrete evidence of an ongoing nuclear weapons program or undeclared nuclear facilities in Iran.”

Bush has been trying to work up an attack on Iran based on a non-existent nuclear weapon program. When asked how he could be threatening World War III with a nuclear-armed Iran when US intelligence (and the International Atomic Energy Agency) cannot find evidence of an Iranian nuclear weapons program, Bush said that “nobody told me” about the new finding.[Press Conference by the Presiden, December 4, 2007]

Absurd, say intelligence officials. The White House has known about the finding for six months while Dick Cheney tried to suppress the NIE finding. Neocon National Security Advisor Steve Hadley even lied to the press that the NIE finding was new and that’s why Bush didn’t know about it.

The unasked question is: What is the real reason the Bush Regime is so determined to attack Iran? We now know for certain that the reason has nothing whatsoever to do with Iranian nukes any more than the US invasion of Iraq had to do with Iraqi nukes. What is the real reason that is driving the Bush Regime to seek to overthrow with military invasions the only Middle Eastern states that are not US puppets or dependents?

Until we have the answer to this question, we cannot know why the Bush regime wasted two administrations and $1 trillion at the minimum in order to kill and maim civilians in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Bush’s insane wars have seen the US dollar plummet in value, the price of oil skyrocket, American’s soft power destroyed, and the hardening of opposition to the US worldwide.

What has been gained by these extraordinary sacrifices?

How can the American people and their representatives in the two parties in Congress tolerate a criminal executive branch that uses lies and deceit to lead them into illegal wars for secret reasons?

Surely, no one believes that Bush invaded Iraq because Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, or that Bush and Cheney were working up an attack on Iran because the executive branch did not know of the intelligence findings of its own agencies.

The invasion of Afghanistan also remains unexplained. The Taliban are not Al Qaeda and had nothing to do with 9/11 even in the official version of that event. Bush clearly did not invade Afghanistan in order to capture Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, who escaped scot free. The Bin Laden/Sept. 11 rationale for Bush’s wars has completely disappeared.

Osama and 9/11 were never more than public excuses for a pre-determined agenda.

Why do the US media and the investigative committees of Congress have no interest whatsoever in finding the agenda behind Bush’s wars?

How can Americans be a free people living under a rule of law when the president can commit the country to catastrophic wars on the basis of deception and escape all accountability?

And Bush has the chutzpah to call on Iran to “come clean” about its nuclear program or face diplomatic isolation. When is Bush going to “come clean” and tell us the real agenda behind his lies, deceptions, and wars?

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Paul Craig Roberts [email him] was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration. He is the author of Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider’s Account of Policymaking in Washington; Alienation and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click here for Peter Brimelow’s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.

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NIEs: Waste of Time? by Cindy Sheehan