Mar. 18, 2011
Daniel Ellsberg Joins Peace Activists Risking Arrest at Protest Marking Iraq War Anniversary, Nader Calls for Impeachment of Obama
Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg plan to participate in a major protest on Saturday in Washington, D.C., to mark the eight-year anniversary of the U.S-led invasion of Iraq. Ellsberg will risk arrest by participating in nonviolent civil disobedience actions by Veterans for Peace, among others, to protest the ongoing military occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan. “Innocents are being slaughtered,” Nader says. “Why don’t we say what’s on the minds of many legal experts? That the Obama administration is committing war crimes. And if Bush should have been impeached, Obama should be impeached.” [includes rush transcript]
(starts at 56:26)
mediagrrl9 on Mar 18, 2011
Daniel Ellsberg & Ralph Nader Join March 19th Protest in D.C. Marking 8th Anniversary of Iraq War
Mar. 18, 2011
Ralph Nader and Daniel Ellsberg: We Need to See Courage and Mobilization Here as Well as the Middle East
As the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have virtually disappeared from mainstream media coverage, Democracy Now!’s Juan Gonzalez has a wide-ranging conversation with Pentagon whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and longtime consumer advocate Ralph Nader about the ongoing U.S. military occupation of these countries, the treatment of WikiLeaks accused whistleblower Bradley Manning, and how this connects to the attack on worker rights in Wisconsin and beyond.
“More than a $120 billion a year [is] being wasted, hurting the welfare, really, of the people of Afghanistan and of Iraq,” Ellsberg says. “It’s outrageous that this is continuing and that these events are not linked, that people don’t realize that it’s simply outrageous to be talking about removing fuel from elderly during the winter here, fuel aid and health aid and education aid, while we’re spending this money on the wars, these totally wrongful and unnecessary wars.”
Ralph Nader & Daniel Ellsberg: We Need Courage & Mobilization Here in the United States. Part 1 of 2
Ralph Nader & Daniel Ellsberg: We Need Courage & Mobilization Here in the United States. Part 2 of 2
Why We’re Risking Arrest at White House and Quantico 1 Ellsberg
davidcnswanson on Mar 18, 2011
Dan Ellsberg speaking on March 18, 2011, on need to protest war at the White House at noon on March 19 and at Quantico Marine Base where Bradley Manning is tortured at 2 pm on March 20.
Washington, D.C., Busboys and Poets Restaurant.
Video by Kevin Zeese.
Why We’re Risking Arrest at White House and Quantico 5 Nader
- Letter to Vice President Joe Biden on Wisconsin Protests by Ralph Nader (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Ralph Nader Rips Obama for his Sit-Down with Corporate Barons (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg: We Need Whistle Blowers to Stop Murder (dandelionsalad.wordpress.com)