A Few Minutes With: A Man On A Mission To Impeach + Fasting for Impeachment

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Interview with Erik Shelley:

A Few Minutes With: A Man On A Mission To Impeach

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Fasting for Impeachment: “In memory of Crispus Attucks”

Impeach. Fast.

Impeach. Fast.

June 08, 2008

If you’re trying to stop a war, Memorial day is kinda like the Super Bowl. This past Memorial day weekend, my friends and I played all four quarters. After putting signs on footbridges over I-94, Therese and I paid a little visit to my favorite representative in DC, Thadeus McCotter (R-MI 11th).

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Memorial day impeachment banner drop

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Added: May 26, 2008
Banner drop outside Comerica park, Sunday May 25th.

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Fasting for impeachment “The Southfield/12 Mile situation”

Kucinich introduces Bush impeachment resolution + videos (updated)

The world food crisis and the capitalist market Part II

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By Alex Lantier
http://www.wsws.org
9 June 2008

This is the second part of a three-part series of articles on the world food crisis. Part one was posted June 7. The third and concluding part will be posted June 10.

The central problem underlying the current food crisis is not a physical lack of food, but rather its unaffordability for masses of people due to rapidly increasing prices. Among the immediate factors driving the rapid worsening of the food crisis, a major role is played by the explosion of speculative investment in basic commodities such as oil and grain, itself bound up with the difficulties facing US and world financial markets and the decline in the US dollar. Rampant speculation by hedge funds and other big market players has increased costs, encouraging private firms to further bid up prices in a competitive drive to amass as much profit as possible.

Official statistics disprove the assertion that there is not enough food for everyone. According to 2008 US Department of Agriculture figures, the average per capita consumption is 2,618 calories per day in developing countries and 3,348 in developed countries, compared with a recommended minimum of 2,100 calories. However, profound disparities in access to this food, stemming from poverty and social inequality, condemn many millions to hunger.

Time magazine quoted United Nations World Food Program official Josette Sheeran as saying, “We are seeing food on the shelves but people being unable to afford it.”

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The world food crisis and the capitalist market Part I

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Ron Paul On C-Span 06.06.08

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Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties

C-SPAN
June 6, 2008

Representative Ron Paul, Stephen Kinzer, and Andrew Bacevich participated in the forum “Restoring the Republic 2008: Foreign Policy and Civil Liberties.”

Representative Paul spoke on “A Foreign Policy of Freedom.” Mr. Kinzer spoke on

“Regime Change: Promise and Peril.” Andrew Bacevich spoke on “U.S. Foreign Policy After Iraq.”

Video link

Bush: If Darwin was right, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle (satire)

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by R J Shulman
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Robert’s blog post

June 9, 2008

WASHINGTON – President Bush announced today his new initiative to make sure that Creationism is given equal time in public schools when compared to Darwin’s theory of evolution. “I don’t believeicate in that Darwin’s stuff,” Bush said, “I didn’t start out as a stupid wild disorderly monkey and then become the decider of the free world, that’s just non-sensical. My Presidency was created by my father and his friends who Supreme Courted me into the Oval Office of Hail to the Chief. That proves Creationism.”

“I am glad our President is taking a bold stand to crack these egg-head theories,” said Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, “because these are the same name-calling wacko liberal hate-mongers who took Christmas out of the schools and are trying to tell our impressionable youth that it is no longer OK to stone gay students to death, even though it is clearly called for in the Bible.”

“Bush’s Presidency is further proof that Darwin’s evolution theory has big holes in it,” said Presidential Press Secretary Dana Perino. “Monkeys are aggressive, attack their neighbors for no reason, steal from the entire group and give the stolen booty to certain friends, all while pretending to know what the heck is going on. The President has conducted his administration nothing like that.”

Challenging arms producers on-site

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by Rela Mazali
jewishpeacenews.blogspot.com
June 7, 2008

The announcement and background below concern an instance of direct action taken in Northern Ireland against an international arms producer, Raytheon, in protest against its apparent role in providing bombs to be dropped on Lebanon in the summer of 2006. Nine anti-war activists in Ireland sabotaged Raytheon computers in Derry and are now on trial in Belfast.

Despite a ban apparently prohibiting reports on the trial, activists posted information on both Indymedia UK (http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2008/06/400208.html) and the New Zealand site below. These items were disseminated further by anti-militarist activists from very different parts of the globe. According to the reports disseminated, the state barrister in Belfast conceded “that the nine were genuine in their belief that Raytheon were active in supplying the US and Israeli war machines in Iraq, Palestine and Lebanon and that sabotaging Raytheon’s equipment would disrupt that supply.” Accordingly, the judge found that the defendants “had acted to prevent destruction in Lebanon”.

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Putting the wrong ones on trial by Mark Steel

Jailers at Guantanamo urged to destroy interrogation notes: lawyer

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June 08, 2008

WASHINGTON (AFP) — US interrogators of “war on terror” detainees were instructed to destroy handwritten notes that might have exposed harsh or even illegal questioning methods at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, a lawyer for one of the prisoners said Sunday.

Navy Lieutenant Commander Bill Kuebler said in a statement sent to reporters he considers the notes crucial to the defense of his client, Canadian Omar Khadr, during his upcoming murder trial by a special military tribunal at the US naval base.

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h/t: CLG

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Detailed notes from Khadr interviews destroyed

Steven Edwards, Canwest News Service
Sunday, June 08, 2008

NEW YORK – A formerly secret document shows the Pentagon allowed its Guantanamo Bay interrogators to destroy notes they took of interrogations – a policy Omar Khadr’s lawyers say denies them the chance to challenge the legitimacy of any “confessions” he made.

Navy Lt.-Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, Khadr’s lead military attorney, stumbled over the interrogation directive as he reviewed prosecution-held documents at the prosecution office of the Pentagon’s war crimes commissions.

While he was denied permission to walk out with them, he said he made careful notes – and on Monday is submitting an affidavit of what he learned to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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h/t: CLG

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