Rick Burnley Poem’s “To Impeach or Not to Impeach” (video)

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Standing in front of the White House, on March 19, 2008, poet/activist Rick Burnley read his poem, “To Impeach on Not to Impeach.” The day marked the fifth anniversary of the launching of the illegal and immoral Iraq War by the Bush-Cheney Gang. Burnley, in the best tradition of the troubadour, has been rightfully acclaimed as the “Poet Laureate of Camp Casey.” His web site can be found at: http://rickburnley.com/index.html.

Added: March 21, 2008

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Funk The War Pepper Sprayed in Portland (videos)

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Student Walkout Portland Oregon 3/20/08

Peace March with 1 to 2 thousand kids
filmed in Portland Oregon
Much more video to come
This is part one
As the Peace March heads up Broadway

Funk The War Pepper Sprayed in Portland

Funk The WarGet Sprayed by police

Portland Oregon

5 years in Iraq – anti war profiteers protest outside of WellsFargo

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Walk Out part 2

Walk Out part 3

Walk Out part 4

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Olbermann: More on Obama Passport Story + The LIES that BIND!

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March 20, 2008

More from David Shuster on Obama Passport Story 

The LIES that BIND! Bush/McCain Iraq/Iran

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Olbermann: Obama’s Passport Breach + Clinton Campaign Connection

Obama’s Passportgate: Historical Echo By Robert Parry

Obama’s passport records improperly accessed h/t: CLG

Barack Obama’s pastor Wright’s Sermon (video)

Shame On Joe Scarborough, MSM & Obama Parts 2 & 3

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UK National Security Strategy Goes Down a Storm By Liam Bailey

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By Liam Bailey
featured writer
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The Bailey Mail
March 21, 2008

2008-03-19 **opinion**

U.K. Prime Minster Gordon Brown unveiled the “National security Strategy” for Britain, March 19, some of it isn’t too bad, but there are a few measures that are down-right ludicrous. Like Brown’s plan to send a 1000 member task-force of Police, emergency services, and judges to go to trouble spots around the world; to help failing states and countries emerging from conflict.Can you imagine the tribal elders, responsible for law-making and authority of their respective villages and clans in Afghanistan or Somalia, stepping down and allowing British judges — which would no doubt gain the name of infidels — take over control of their clans and villages?

And how can a team of British police hope to achieve anything in such places when the British and US military couldn’t? It would be funny if it wasn’t so tragic. Plans like that are reminiscent of the Blair idealism that has left us with troops still fighting in two wars. In fact it’s worse because it’s half-hearted:

When something goes wrong in a country and it leads to massive ethnic cleansing and such like in Kosovo in the 90’s and Sudan today, you have to either decide: right we will intervene, and go in determined and clear of your objectives, or: right, we aren’t going to intervene and sit back and let it happen. You certainly don’t send a small team of policemen and judges — especially in the current climate of resentment for the UK, which is now seen as the puppet government for US imperialism.

The Brown proposals I agree with are raising the number of emergency services staff to 4000, setting up a £20million fund to assist military personnel and their families to buy houses, and re-assessing the role of our reserve forces like the Territorial Army, and bringing their role into the twentieth century.

Brown also dished out his usual amount of buzz-word-filled whatever the public wants to hear; promising greater transparency of the Intelligence Services, and that the Intelligence and Security Commission’s role would become more like that of the House of Commons select committee, holding its meetings in public rather than private. That is something that I can’t ever see happening, and if it does the discussions will also be selected and no secrets will be revealed. As World War II proved, secrets are necessary to protect a country.

Brown is saying all the right things to keep the voters sweet in the run up to the next British General Election, and as usual his plans were attacked in good old election rivalry style. Conservative Leader David Cameron said it “sounded more like a list than a strategy” and raised the need for a similar body to the United States National Security Council to set strategies and ensure they are enacted.

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said Brown’s proposal was more like an assessment of what threats exist than a strategy on how to deal with them, calling on Brown to announce a “new full strategic defence review for our defence capabilities for today and the years ahead.”

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Brown unveils civil defence plan + ‘Dads’ Army’ to protect against security threats

William Shoots Himself in The Head & Goes For Steak by William Mac

Put young children on DNA list, urge UK police

Iraq Foreign Minister Calls British Troops Back Into Basra By Liam Bailey

Obama’s Passportgate: Historical Echo By Robert Parry

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By Robert Parry
consortiumnews.com
March 21, 2008

Five presidential elections ago, when another George Bush was in the White House and when Bill Clinton was the Democratic nominee, State Department officials conducted an improper search of Clinton’s passport files, an echo of the current case in which Barack Obama’s passport files were penetrated three times this year.

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The Lies That Led to War (video link; 2007)

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This needs to repeated and repeated often on mainstream media.  ~ Lo

CBC News

Originally Broadcast on March 7, 2007

Video link

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h/t: After Downing Street

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Barack Obama’s pastor Wright’s Sermon (video)

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Jeremiah A. Wright. No more half truths, see the whole context. Available on ITunes. Added: March 20, 2008

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Shame On Joe Scarborough, MSM & Obama Parts 2 & 3

Hope, Change, and Pissing in the Wind By Patrice Greanville & Jason Miller

Shame On Joe Scarborough, MSM & Obama Part 1

Obama on Race in America + A More Perfect Union (videos + transcript)

Olbermann: Obama’s Race Speech + The Audacity of Unity + Love, American Style + Worst + Bushed!

The Bombing of Nagasaki August 9, 1945: The Untold Story By Gary G. Kohls

Hiroshima, Nagasaki and America’s Immoral Addiction to Nuclear Weapons by Walter C. Uhler

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We Interrupt This Empire (video link; 2003)

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We Interrupt This Empire… (2003, DV, 52:17) is a collaborative work by many of the Bay Area’s independent video activists which documents the direct actions that shut down the financial district of San Francisco in the weeks following the United States’ invasion of Iraq. With the audio backdrop including live broadcasts of Enemy Combatant Radio from the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center, the documentary takes a look at the diverse show of resistance from the streets of San Francisco as well as providing a critique of the corporate media coverage of the war and exploring such issues as the Military Industrial Complex, attack on civil liberties, and the United States’ current imperialist drive.

The Video Activist Network (VAN) is an informal association of activists and politically conscious artists using video to support social, economic and environmental justice campaigns.

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Disturbing the war, not the peace (video; San Francisco)

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With the Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq, protests against the continual occupation sprung up all over the United States. In a somewhat dramatic example, the protest in San Francisco California had conflicts with the police and 140 people were arrested.The UpTake’s Schlomo Rabinowitz was there to capture it all.

Added: March 20, 2008

Updated: March 21, 2008 Above video removed. New one below:

The UpTake: http://theuptake.org/
Reposting to fix open and sound synch problems.


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Protest photos by Flickr photographers (link to Steve’s photos)

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