On The Ballot, Officially

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August 8, 2008
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Cindy Sheehan for Congress


Cindy Sheehan qualifies as an Independent Congressional Candidate for the November 2008 Elections.

(San Francisco) –A year to the date exactly after formally announcing her intention to challenge Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi for her seat in California’s 8th district, Cindy Sheehan is officially on the ballot as a “Decline to State” candidate.

In order to qualify as an “Decline to State” candidate Sheehan was required to submit 10,198 signatures from registered voters in the district by August 8th, 2008; Sheehan’s campaign collected close the double the amount of signatures needed and qualified before the deadline.

“Getting on the ballot is just the first victory for our campaign,” says Sheehan

“I am even more convinced now than I was a year ago that the people of San Francisco are ready to lead the way to step outside of the dated two-party system and elect someone who truly represents San Francisco values, not party loyalties and criminal activities.”

“In a recent interview Nancy Pelosi admitted she couldn’t even name a crime that the Bush administration has committed, by the end of this campaign she’ll be well versed in all of them, even the ones she’s complicit in.”

Cindy Sheehan is the sixth person in the state history of California to qualify as a “Decline to State” candidate.

More information about Sheehan’s campaign is available at Cindy Sheehan for Congress.

Cindy Sheehan lives in San Francisco and is running for Congress in California’s 8th District. Her oldest son Casey was killed in Iraq in April of 2004. She rose to international fame as a peace activist in August of 2005 after camping out in front of President Bush’s vacation home asking him to meet with her and explain what noble cause her son died for.


This is Horsesh** by Cindy Sheehan


Bambi vs. Godzilla: Bambi Needs Your Help! by Josh Sidman

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Money Bomb For The Peace Mom Aug 6th! + Help Cindy Sheehan Get On The Ballot

Someone wants him to “shut up” by Mike Whitney + video

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An Open Letter by Mike Whitney

Fuck censorship!

A free press can be good or bad, but, most certainly, without freedom a press will never be anything but bad. ~Albert Camus

My friend Tom Feeley is in Big trouble. He runs the web site informationclearinghouse.info [ICH] which updates “news you won’t find in the corporate media” every day. The site is strongly anti-war.

Tom has gotten his share of death threats over the years, but what happened this week is a lot more serious.

Two days ago, Tom’s wife found three well dressed men in their kitchen. The man who did all the talking, told Tom’s wife (I won’t give her name) that Tom must “Stop what he is doing on the Internet, NOW!” As crazy as it sounds, he pulled back his lapel and showed her a gun of some kind which she could not identify. Like I said, Tom has been threatened before, but nothing like this. Four years ago, he was in a parking lot at Long’s Drug store in Southern California and when he tried to open his door to get out, a man in a car next to him opened his door at precisely the same time which prevented Tom from getting out. Then, a 40-ish year old man got out of the passenger side of the vehicle and approached Tom saying, “You need to stop what you are doing on the web”.

Tom said the man was overweight and had his shirt untucked. Tom was taken aback, but (after collecting himself said) “What the fuck? Who do you think you are telling me what I can do?”

The man answered, “Tom, I’m just giving you some good advice. You should take my advice, Tom.”

This is all I know about the incident. Since, then, there have been occasional death threats, but nothing like what happened on Sunday. Tom’s wife is hysterical and has not returned to the house since the incident. She contacted the FBI but the FBI said there was nothing they could do. Tom and his wife separated recently after a 30 year marriage, so he is publishing from a different location.

The well-dressed man told Tom’s wife that he knew where her son lived, what line of work he was in, and how many children he had.

Last night, Tom’s son and a friend cruised the neighborhood where his mother lives to see if anything strange was going on. They came across two men in a car a half-block from their mother’s home using their laptops at roughly 12:30 AM. When Tom’s son and friend approached them, the car sped off. Tom, does not know whether this is connected to his situation, but it is definitely suspicious.

I talked to Tom this morning and he is getting by, but he’s clearly upset. I do not know his plans, but I know he is ditching his cell phone and (I assume) will have to go underground as much as possible. He plans to keep publishing.

I’ll tell you this about Tom Feeley; he is no bullshitter. He is the “real deal” and completely committed to exposing the mob that is presently running our country. He does not understand why, (as he says) “They are reaching down SO far to get someone who just runs [a] web site”. But, the truth is, they are. Someone wants him to “shut up” and they apparently have the muscle to do it. He knows he is in danger.

I will probably only hear from Tom infrequently from this point on. But I will update information as I get it. Tom, knows some of the best writers on the Internet—many of them speak out regularly and forcefully on issues of civil liberties and war. Anything they can do to draw attention to Tom’s situation will greatly improve his chances of getting through this ordeal safely. Beyond that, I have no idea of what can be done to help.—MW


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Libertarians and Socialists as Workers Must Unite by Lo

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Mosaic News – 8/7/08: World News from the Middle East

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This video may contain images depicting the reality and horror of war/violence and should only be viewed by a mature audience.


Mosaic needs your help! Donate here: http://linktv.org/contribute
“Pervez Musharraf Faces Impeachment,” Dubai TV, UAE
“Palestinians Battle Against Wall in Na’alim,” Al Jazeera TV, Qatar
“Home Demolishings Do Little to Deter Terror Attacks,” IBA TV, Israel
“Al Qaeda Eliminated from Al Baghdadi,” Al Arabiya TV, UAE
“Al Qaeda Threatens Lebanon,” Abu Dhabi TV, UAE
“Vanished Pakistani Scientist Resurfaces in US Court,” Press TV, Iran
“63 Years After First Nuclear Attack,” Syria TV, Syria
“Mauritania Police Break Up Anti-Coup Rally,” Al Jazeera English, Qatar
Produced for Link TV by Jamal Dajani.

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The New American Empire

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Congress no longer chooses to read new legislation before voting it into law

Bills are switched at the last minute for unread, substitute legislation

New laws say ANYONE can now be followed and surveilled – for ANY reason… or for NO reason

and the list goes on…

Take charge of change!

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Senate Approves HR6304: 4th Amendment Abolished (updated)

Nader: Open the Debates + Last chance for matching funds + Radio Address

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Updated: Aug 9, 2008 added Ralph’s Radio Address video


Ralph Nader Belongs in the debates.

Nader: Open the Debates


From the Nader campaign’s email newsletter:

Aug 8, 2008

This is it.

Our accounting team has decided to cut off our primary season online donations this Monday.

This means no more matching funds from the federal government after this weekend.

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Our green eye shade people tell us it’s time to shift to the general campaign.

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Hit the button now.

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Ralph will be discussing his plan to empty the prisons of non-violent drug offenders and fill them with corporate criminals at a 10am EST press conference. (Click here for C-span daily TV schedule.)

And remember, for a contribution of $100 or more to our campaign between now and Sunday night, we will send to you an autographed copy of Ralph’s rousing call to arms — Civic Arousal and a copy of No Debate — the classic expose of the corporate control of the Presidential debates.

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How’d they do that? By William Bowles

By William Bowles
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Aug 8, 2008

“Some greed is necessary to keep capitalism going. But too much greed will bring it down. Even Adam Smith, the father of [capitalist] economics, understood that capitalism requires some degree of trust.” — ‘BLAME THOSE GREEDY BANKERS’ Robert Reich, of the University of California at Berkeley, and a former US labour secretary.

The global crisis of capitalism is ‘explained’ as being the “credit crunch” and all the fault of bad loans made by banks and mortgage lenders, but is this really the truth or are we being misled by a complicit corporate/state media? Continue reading

War and Pain: Nothing New Under the Sun by Gaither Stewart

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August 8, 2008

The world goes round and round and human beings say and do the same things again and again, so that it seems there is truly nothing new under the sun. The perplexing unchangingness of man’s behavior and the ways of the world have again led me back to the ancient Greeks. And what do I find there? I find the same warmongers and pacifists of today, identical war parties and peace parties, arms industries and anti-war writers, the generals who predictably “just love war,” and, as one might expect, the same identical massacre of women and children as everyday in Iraq, now conveniently called “collateral damages.”

We are used to that military euphemism dating from the Vietnam War. We nearly skip over those terrible words.

Someday collateral damage might be called by its real name: “Crime against humanity.”

For this reason I have begun examining Greek classics for confirmation that human beings are not as innovative as we like to think. A recent look at Greek ideas on Power subsequently led me step by step to considerations of how Power in the time of the Greeks of 2500 years ago led inevitably to war, as it does today.

The Trojan Women

Euripides’ tragedy of 415 B.C. is considered the greatest anti-war play ever written. That conclusion is truly astounding, considering the number of major wars fought in the world’s major civilizations since those times. But, wait! Before going further I should situate this literary work in its proper framework: First of all, it took place in “peacetime”, in the aftermath of the fall of Troy to the victorious Athenians. Moreover, centralizing Athens had just brutally sacked the island state of Melos to force it into the Greek Federation, a military action that had shaken the people of Athens itself much as each new slaughter of civilians in Iraq or Afghanistan stuns some of us today: as was customary in those times all male citizens of Melos were massacred and women and children enslaved. At the same time the peacetime Greeks were preparing an unprovoked war against Sicily (read Iran for today), which in the long run did not work out well at all.

Such was the international atmosphere when playwright Euripides staged his protest.

Euripides’ tragedy is set in Troy in the period between the fall of the city-state of Troy and the departure of the Greek fleet for home. The same thing had happened there as in Melos: again the innocent civilians suffered most. Oh yes, the Trojan men were slaughtered, or somehow escaped, while the Trojan women were distributed among the victors. But as happens time and time again throughout history, the villains, the hated Athenian Odysseus, pretty Helen over whom the war was fought, and her former husband Menelaus, survived.

The focus in Euripides’ masterpiece is on the defeated Trojans. For a change the warlike Greeks are the bad guys. Men of both sides fought the war and suffered, but, as usual, the defeated suffered the most. Hecuba, the former Trojan queen, goes to Odysseus. The prophetess, Cassandra, Hecuba’s daughter, is given to Agamemnon. Andromache, wife of slain Trojan hero, Hector, goes to Achilles’ son, Neoptolemos. Helen, wife of Paris, is returned to her former husband, Menelaus. And so fearful were the Athenians of reprisals for their terror that they killed also the infant son of Hector.

First element: the hopelessness of war. One sees the hopeless despair of the women survivors in Troy, their fates as slaves and concubines of the victors. In our times we recall the despondent Mothers of Mayo in Argentina, the Iraqi mothers and wives and daughters, and the wives and mothers of American soldiers killed and maimed in Vietnam and Iraq.

Second element: the inhumanity of war. The lack of compassion on the part of the Greek warriors recalls the same degeneration of humanity as seen in Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo. So great is the savagery of the Greek victors that even the gods Athena and Poseidon turn on them and destroy many of their ships on the return voyage home.

Third element: the writer’s sympathy for the defeated. The tragedy by the Athenian playwright is pro-Trojan which would cause bewilderment in a tongue-tied American, anti-war critic of America in Iraq today. One wonders why we today are not capable of the same self-criticism Euripides was 2500 years ago? How many of us take a position and pronounce ourselves pro-Iraq in this war?

The uncomfortable truth is that the world of the Greeks was upside-down. It was ruled by tragedy and ruthlessness and disregard for human lives; war and death and destruction reigned. Yet, all who have read the classics know that its men of culture resisted. The great Greek tragedies—of Sophocles, Euripides, and Aeschylus—were committed expressions of cultural freedom directed against Power in all its forms. Though the Greeks were a male-dominated, martial society, the writers were the ethical conscience of mankind.

Euripides’ message to people and to gods and to all eternity was that war scars the defeated and the victors alike. What remains, he said, is that not even the post-bellum cleansing can remove the stain of blood and guilt. Still today America speaks of undigested Vietnam. We can well wonder how long it will be destined to speak of the guilt of Iraq.

Fourth element: the victims of war. Statistics of war dead are always misleading. In Greece, chiefly soldiers died. The women of Troy and Melos were enslaved. In our times, the great majority of dead are instead civilian, the collateral damage: in Vietnam, ninety per cent of the total dead were Vietnamese civilians as opposed to 59,000 American dead and its hundreds of thousands mutilated. In Iraq, probably ninety-nine per cent of the total dead are civilians.

Fifth element: Who profits from war? War profiteers are nothing new and should be recognizable by all of us for what they are. In Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, the Chorus, standing at urns filled with the ashes of young men warriors (recalling the body bags and caskets bringing the dead back from Iraq) recite: “For war’s a banker, flesh his gold.” The makers of swords and spears and helmets and shields of the time censored all talk of peace. Generals like two-gun General Patton singing of the “joy of war” and “crazed for sweet human blood” sorrowed at the very mention of the word “peace” … at which ordinary people always rejoice.

At first also the Greek wars seemed glamorous and righteous and heroic … young men off in adventure to see the world. But those wars too ended in slaughter. Men and gods now know that winnerless war always hurts also the innocent and pillages man. Conquerors never conquer completely and the defeated are never defeated completely. Vietnam and Iraq and Cuba and Nicaragua, to name a few, are the proof. But in the attempt, the innocent pay.

Sixth element: the absurdity of war. I offer this little très modern gossipy aside about Helen of Troy to lighten an admittedly heavy read. The Athenians and Trojans allegedly fought their bloody ten-year war over the bigamist and two-faced Helen. Helen or Helena, first Athenian as the wife of Menelaus, then Trojan as wife of Paris, then again back to forgiving Menelaus. Helen, it was said, had great hair, bland manners, a cute little wart between her eyebrows, little mouth and perfect tits. Menelaus erupted into Troy to kill her for her marital betrayal but he only had to take one look at her bared breasts before he dropped his sword.

In her life Helen apparently did little more than display her body … and betray. We do not know what she thought. Apparently she had no virtues. Most certainly she brought disaster to men. She has been defined as “an irresistible sorrow.” As Hecuba says in The Trojan Women, “a man in love once is never out of love again.” Perhaps chastised by conscience but still a slave of her passions, she Helen once referred to herself as “bitch that I am” and “whore that I am”—which I frankly find redeeming despite critics’ criticisms. She must have been capable of self-examination in a way that men warriors were not. Yet, for the Greeks too she was the confirmation of Horace’s cutting words that even before Helen “the cunt was the cause of wars.” Another story of Helen that I encountered in Thomas Cahill’s Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea was that when she found her sister with her throat cut, her mourning consisted of trimming the tips of her beautiful hair … but not too much.

Seventh element: the position of woman. It has been generously suggested that fabled Helen was just a victim of the gods. We might remember that in all her duplicity she was the subject of two Euripides plays: Helen and The Trojan Women. So maybe the words about woman’s role in ancient Greece are understandable even though hardly justified. For Greeks, woman was forever the “opposite”, the “other” of man, a non-man, defective, playing a negative role in relation to the male who was the first principle. The male was man by virtue of the exclusion of his opposite. Man and woman, the positive and the negative. Therefore man needed woman to survive. Down through the ages the male has always needed two things in women: the Mother and the cunt. Men admit it. Woman is the nature he wants to suppress but cannot live without: woman, fickle, beautiful, unknowable, mysterious, desirable, necessary.

Eighth element: patriotism. This is the difficult obstacle for modern Americans. We have seen the difficulty of being pro-Iraqi. However, the Athenian Euripides resolved the problem in this way: he was less against his Athens than opposed to all war makers. The purpose of his Trojan Women was apparently an attempt to shock and shake people to their senses as their leaders continued on their warlike path of conquest and the spread of their empire with the sword. The same dilemma goes for America today: in my mind opposition to the Iraqi war, rejection of Washington’s Cold War-terrorist bugaboo, convictions of a Washington-organized Twin Towers tragedy, are not unpatriotic principles. On the contrary.

Who in his right senses is not in accord with Euripides who screamed across Athenian stages 2500 years ago the same word pacifists cry today: “Enough!

Gaither Stewart is a Senior Contributing Editor for Cyrano’s Journal/tantmieux, a novelist and journalist based in Italy. His collections of fiction, Icy Current Compulsive Course, To Be A Stranger and Once In Berlin are published by Wind River Press. (www.windriverpress.com). His recent novel, Asheville, is published by Wastelandrunes, (www.wastelandrunes.com).



Grim and getting uglier by Lee Sustar

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Lee Sustar looks at the U.S. economy one year after the financial crisis erupted.
August 7, 2008

THE GOVERNMENT’S economic stimulus page has failed to revive an economy suffocating under the housing-induced credit squeeze–and for working people, things are rapidly getting worse as prices rise, work hours decline and jobs get harder to find.

Statistics released in early August showed that the Bush administration’s $168 billion in tax rebates helped the economy achieve a 1.9 percent growth rate in the second quarter of 2008. But that wasn’t enough to prevent an increase in the unemployment rate from 5.5 percent in June to 5.7 percent in July, as the number of jobs in the U.S. economy declined by 51,000–the seventh month in a row in which employers have cut payrolls.

In the year since the world financial crisis began, some 1.6 million people have been added to the number of those officially counted in the U.S. government’s unemployment figures. However, a more accurate gauge of the job market is the statistic for underemployment–10.3 percent–which measures those who are involuntarily working short hours or part-time. It’s the worst such figure since 2003.

What’s more, higher food and fuel prices negated much of the government stimulus package, as working people spent their tax rebates on essential items rather than big-ticket items that policymakers hoped would give the economy a boost. Workers had little choice in the matter: prices of nondurable goods, which include food, energy and items like clothing–registered the biggest one-year increase since 1981.

“While spending rose 0.6 percent last month, the 0.8 percent rise in consumer prices was even quicker,” the Wall Street Journal noted. “Adjusting for inflation, personal consumption actually dropped 0.2 percent in June from the month before.” As economist Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute put it, “This is a kind of ‘Honey, inflation ate my rebate check’ story.”

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DON’T EXPECT the stimulus-based uptick in GDP to last. “Call it the ‘W’ economy–but that doesn’t stand for ‘winning,'” wrote Chicago Tribune columnist Carol Marks Jarvis. “Imagine writing the letter ‘W.’ Your first stroke down is the route the economy was on until tax rebates stimulated consumer spending and provided an upswing. The next move, however, is expected to be an unpleasant slope downward.”

In fact, revised economic statistics show that the economy actually contracted 0.2 percent in the final three months of 2007 before recovering to a pathetic 0.9 percent in the first quarter of 2008.

A key factor in the choking off of U.S. economic growth is the credit crunch that followed the bursting of the housing bubble a year ago. Having already written off $400 billion in bad housing-related loans, loss-riddled banks are scrambling to raise capital and are therefore reluctant to lower interest rates for loans to either businesses or consumers. For example, mortgage rates are about as high as they were a year ago, even though the Federal Reserve Bank has cut rates from 5 percent last September to 2 percent today.

In the meantime, the resetting of adjustable rate mortgages to higher interest rates will soon add to the rising tide of foreclosures. According to Moody’s Economy.com, some 3 million people will default on their mortgages this year. “The big problem is that 9 million U.S. homeowners owe more than their houses are worth,” wrote Justin Fox of Time. “They’re upside down, in the parlance, meaning that if foreclosures are to be slowed, the mortgages themselves must shrink.”

The housing bill recently passed by Congress does create a program through the Federal Housing Administration in which homeowners can “shrink” their mortgages–but only if lenders agree to do so. Moreover, according the Center for Responsible Lending, only about 500,000 families will be able to take advantage of the plan, even though economists expect up to 6.5 million foreclosures in coming years.

For Wall Street, it’s a different story. The Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 should have been named the “Great Giveaway to Wall Street Act of 2008,” as it enshrines into law a blank check from the U.S. Treasury to buy shares of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-sponsored enterprises that own or guarantee half of all U.S. mortgages. And a bailout for Fannie and Freddie is a rescue for Wall Street, by placating investors and ensuring that the investment banks’ practice of reselling mortgages won’t dry up completely.

The Fannie-Freddie bailout comes on top of the Federal Reserve Bank’s emergency lending programs to both commercial and investment banks. In return, the Fed has accepted as collateral many billions of dollars in toxic mortgage-backed securities that any other lender would shun.

“Washington can act with breathtaking urgency when the right people want something done,” wrote William Grieder in The Nation. “In this case, the people are Wall Street’s titans, who are scared witless at the prospect of their historic implosion. Congress quickly agreed to enact a gargantuan bailout, with more to come, to calm the anxieties and halt the deflation of Wall Street giants. Put aside partisan bickering, no time for hearings, no need to think through the deeper implications. We haven’t seen ‘bipartisan cooperation’ like this since Washington decided to invade Iraq.”

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EVEN THE relative bright spots in the U.S. economy–a surge in manufacturing exports and a drop in oil prices–aren’t likely to last. Oil prices are falling because demand is expected to drop along with a fall in growth rates elsewhere in the world.

“Japan, Britain and the United States produced yet more evidence [July 31] that the fortunes of the world’s wealthiest economies are fading fast, and in parts furiously,” Reuters reported, noting a decline in Japanese manufacturing for the fifth month in a row and a spike in inflation in the 15 countries that use the euro.

China, seen by some economists as a possible alternative engine for the world economy as the U.S. falters, has seen its own growth decline as export markets dry up. In the ‘factory of the world,’ the manufacturing heartland of Southern China, they are also feeling the effects of weakening global demand, with plant closures and layoffs,” the BBC reported.

India, often touted as another rising economic power, is grappling with high rates of inflation even as previously rapid growth begins to slow. Furthermore, the slowdown in Asia will soon hit Latin America, which has benefited from Chinese industry’s enormous demand for raw materials.

As the situation deteriorates response so far from the U.S. government is to do whatever it takes to shore up finance capital–all while standing pat as workers’ consumption is cut and their standard of living declines.


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Bush’s Gitmo Guilt + Kucinich: We did it!

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Try to contain your shock. Osama bin Laden’s former driver has been found guilty of “aiding terrorism” by George’s completely fraudulent military commission system at Guantanamo Bay.

The irony, of course, is that since he was appointed to the Oval Office by his friends on the Supreme Court, no single person in this world has done more to “aid terrorism” than the Pretender-in-Chief himself.

Contact John Conyers, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee (THE man responsible for starting the impeachment process) and DEMAND impeachment hearings NOW:

Contrary to popular belief, impeachment can happen very quickly. No investigation is necessary for the crimes Bush has publicly confessed to (warrantless spying, signing off on torture), or the charge of ignoring subpoenas duly issued by Congress (which was one of the Articles of Impeachment drawn up against Nixon).

Bush and Cheney could be impeached in less than a day. All we need is a Congress that’s willing to do its job.

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We did it!


Last week, Congressman Dennis Kucinich delivered a petition bearing more than 100,000 names to the Speaker of the House urging that impeachment proceedings begin into the conduct of President Bush. In a special video message (click here), Dennis is asking for your help to deliver an even more powerful message to Congress when it reconvenes in September.

With new disclosures that the Administration tried to “cook the books at the CIA” by creating a phony, forged link between Al Qaeda and Saddam Hussein, “We cannot step back and let this President escape accountability.”
If you have already signed the impeachment petition at http://www.kucinich.us, thank you. If you haven’t, please do. And, in the next few weeks, please ask just one more person to sign so we can let the members of Congress hear our collective demand that they meet their obligation to uphold the Constitution.

Video by Chad Ely

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Does This Make You a Proud American? American Insouciance By Paul Craig Roberts

Bin Laden’s driver found guilty of being bin Laden’s driver (satire)

Bin Laden’s driver gets 66 months

The Forged Iraqi Letter: What Just Happened? By Ron Suskind

Take Action – Sign the Petition for Impeachment


Bin Laden’s driver found guilty of being bin Laden’s driver



by R J Shulman
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Aug 8, 2008

GUANTANAMO, Cuba – Osama bin Laden’s former driver, Salim Hamdan was found guilty of being the driver for the terrorist leader at the first US war crimes trial since the Second World War. Hamdan, a Yemeni, faces a maximum life sentence. “I just went where he told me to go,” said Hamdan through a translator, “for me it was practice to realize my life dream which was to drive a cab in New York City.”

US Department of Justice Prosecutors hailed the conviction as the first in a series of trials set for those associated with bin Laden. “Next will be bin Laden’s tailor, Shaheed Mouleh,” said US Prosecutor John Murphy. “I did nothing wrong,” Mouleh said, “All I did was adjust Osama’s ghutra an iqal [headdress] on his head and tell him his thwab [ankle length cloth] didn’t make him look fat.”

Prosecutors will also try Khalid al Mohammed, Osama’s exterminator. “I just killed some bugs in the cave with some soap,” Mohammed said. “I have no stomach or desire to kill Americans.” Mohammed said he would like to be released from Guantanamo so he could go back to the cave to have a chance to clear out the rest of the bugs. “Dawn Plus with Bleach really stops those critters cold,” Mohammed said.

Prosecutors also planned to try as a war criminal the person that was reported to be the best friend of bin Laden’s brother, Shafig, but changed their minds when they discovered that person was President George W. Bush. “You can’t guiltify someone ’cause of their associations with others, unless the person doing the association is an Arab or a Democrat,” Bush said.


Bush’s Gitmo Guilt + Kucinich: We did it!

Bin Laden’s driver gets 66 months

Does This Make You a Proud American? American Insouciance By Paul Craig Roberts