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Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
PHOTOS FROM PHILLY: Jeffery Brewer
"Iran is now a major threat to Europe? The Iranians are going to launch a nuclear missile (that they don't yet possess) against Europe!?" This has got to stop before the megalomaniacs in the oval office destroy this entire planet.
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Written by Web Master Saturday, 12 June 2004
The Virginia primary elections are in February. In order to get Dennis Kucinich on the Virginia primary ballot as a presidential candidate we need to get 10,000 signatures of registered voters by December 5, 2007.
In addition to the 10,000 signature rule, we must get a minimum of 400 signatures from each of the eleven (11) Virginia Congressional voting districts. We need volunteers to gather signatures for the Kucinich campaign. All volunteers must be voters registered in the State of Virginia.
We are using VA for Dennis K as the Volunteer Campaign site. When you visit you'll notice that there is now a Groups for Dennis Kucinich area.
How to Register as a Volunteer
1. Go to http://vafordennisk.org
2. Click Register and complete the form
3. Enter your username and password and then click Login
4. Click Groups for Kucinich
5. Click the link Kucinich Volunteers The 11 Virginia Voting Districts are listed; click Join Group for your voting district (be certain to only join one group)
6. Go to Group Functions at the top of the Group page and choose Group Members
7. Click on your name (you can now Edit your Profile, Add a picture, or Make a Connection with another volunteer)
8. Click Update to keep the changes
Kucinich to Introduce Cheney Impeachment Resolution
Political Cortex - New York,NY,USA
Impeachment is imperative in the face of Cheney-Bush neoconservative actions in brutal defiance of the US Constitution and international law. ...
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Anything less than impeachment is dereliction of lawmakers' duties
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And while the state constitution does allow for his impeachment by the Illinois House and trial by the Senate, it's doubtful legislators could bring themselves to such drastic action. So the realistic question becomes this: Given the ...
Thousands march across the country for impeachment and to end the war
The October 27 demonstrations represented another important step forward for the impeachment and anti-war movement in the United States. Over 100000 people took to the streets in coordinated regional and local protests to demand an ...
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[Video] National Impeachment Protests: Oct 27, 2007
Here are videos from a few of the cities (Washington, Illinois, California, New York, Arizona) which held protests across the nation. Feel free to send us others to add.
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THE SECOND ANNUAL BOSTON TEA PARTY AND CONFERENCE FOR 9/11 TRUTH!
Scientists & Citizens Speak Out!
December 15 &16, 2007
Building on the success of last year’s inaugural event, Boston 9/11 Truth is proud to present two days of 911 truth activism at this year’s Boston Tea Party and Conference for 9/11 Truth, to be held Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16, 2007. This year’s theme, “Scientists and Citizens Speak Out,” reinforces our commitment to the broadest exposure possible of the scientific, criminal and political issues being covered-up and/or ignored by our government and the media concerning the events of September 11, 2001.
SATURDAY DECEMBER 15
The weekend’s events will kick off with a day-long conference on Saturday December 15 at Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall and is entitled, “The Destruction of World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7: A Case for Controlled Demolition.” In this scientific look at the collapses, a panel of four well-known and credentialed science and engineering professionals will present the case that the government’s theories could not possibly be true and that most of the evidence points to the one theory that’s been completely avoided by the government and the media – controlled demolition.
The Truth Movement got a huge boost in 2007 when California architect Richard Gage, AIA, exploded onto the scene with “Architects and Engineers for Truth” (AE911Truth). Opening the presentations on Saturday morning at one of America’s most famous meeting halls, Gage will be joined by long-time 9/11 researcher and former BYU physics professor Dr. Steven Jones, Underwriters Laboratories whistleblower Kevin Ryan, and new to the scene, Dr. Joel Hirschhorn, who in September 2007 came out with an unequivocal endorsement of the work of AE911Truth. Dr. Hirschhorn is formerly a professor of Metallurgy at the University of Wisconsin and was a senior staff member at the US Congressional Office of Technology Assessment from 1978 to 1991, testifying more than 50 times before congress on scientific issues. He is the author of several books, including, “Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government.” We enthusiastically welcome Dr. Hirschhorn to the growing list of distinguished scientists and true patriots who are willing to step forward and speak out on the 9/11 cover-up. The Conference will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session.
Volunteer activists from across New England are currently working hard on a campaign to impress upon the academic, architectural and engineering communities near Boston, the need for honesty in dealing with the scientific data related to the horrific crime on September 11. Huge efforts are being made to invite as many of these academics and professionals as possible to the Conference, to judge for themselves where the scientific evidence points. Your support of this event makes that possible. For information on the Conference and how to purchase tickets, visit http://boston911conference.eventbrite.com.
THE TEA PARTY FOR 911 TRUTH
SUNDAY DECEMBER 16
The 9/11 Commission Report, the Military Commissions Act, the Patriot Act, Presidential Directive #51, the FEMA Report, the continuously revised and delayed NIST Report – the list off attacks on the truth and on our rights and freedoms continues to grow every day, by decree of this administration and with the blessings of Congress. The need to reject this encroachment is even greater than last year and the need for a Tea Party is NOW! The media in New England is ever so slowly waking from its slumber on 9/11 issues and we need to be out there in numbers to make sure they don’t drift back to sleep. As we did in 2006, we will read a 9/11 Truth Proclamation at a downtown Boston location (to be announced) and publicly declare our demand to reopen the 9/11 investigations. Barbara Honegger, Dr. Robert Bowman, Dr. Kevin Barrett and many others from last year are on board for this year’s event (watch website for updates).
We are also encouraging the participation of Peace & Justice and Impeachment activists who feel abandoned by the 110th Congress, which failed to act on it’s ’06 promises to end our illegal occupation of Iraq, with the hope that together we might demonstrate to the public that it’s ALL one big lie. The “Tea Party” will then disperse and reconvene near the site of the original 1773 Tea Party at the Evelyn Moakely Bridge, where hence, we will ceremoniously cast into the sea these documents of tyranny that have been cynically imposed on a terrorized public. The media will be invited.
The Tea Party events on Sunday will begin with a public rally, with a reading of the Boston Tea Party for 9/11 Truth Proclamation and, “Dumping” of the 9/11 Commission Report, (including the Patriot Acts, Military Commission Act, PD51 and others) at the Moakley Bridge at 3:00 pm, and concludes with a “Celebration” at the adjacent Barking Crab restaurant and pub beginning at 4:00 pm.
Last year’s Boston Tea Party reverberated around the country, with 9/11 Truth coalitions stretching from Washington DC to San Francisco Bay staging their own Tea Parties and joining us in publicly rejecting the 9/11 Commission Report. We encourage truth activists across America in planning their own local events in support of our public denunciation, standing together as one in our cause.
Buy your tickets now for the Boston Tea Party Conference.
FANEUIL HALL CONFERENCE TICKETS (Sat. Dec. 15):
Please support 9/11 Truth with your financial contribution now to help make this event possible.
Buy a ticket for yourself, a co-worker, friend or neighbor.
$35.00 (purchased after Nov. 21)
$25.00 (purchased before Nov 21)
$15.00 (Students and Seniors)
For a list of accommodations, arrangements for out-of-town guests and schedules, visit http://boston911truth.org/teaparty
HARTFORD, Conn. -- The FBI and federal prosecutors have contacted U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman's office about at least $14,000 in contributions to his 2004 presidential campaign made by a now-indicted Danbury-area businessman and his associates, a spokesman for the senator has confirmed.
James Galante, 54, of New Fairfield, his associates and their relatives donated to Lieberman's presidential campaign in the fall of 2003, the Hartford Courant reported Sunday, citing federal campaign records.
Galante and 28 other people were indicted last year in a federal investigation of the mob's alleged influence on the trash hauling industry in western Connecticut and upstate New York. Galante, who owns several trash businesses, has pleaded not guilty to 93 federal counts including racketeering, extortion and fraud.
State authorities have also charged Galante with making illegal campaign contributions to other politicians. Galante's lawyer, Hugh Keefe, said his client is accused of making about $38,000 on donations to three political action committees through straw donors.
Galante is awaiting trial on the federal charges related to the garbage hauling investigation. Through a spokesman, he said he would not comment on the campaign money.
No charges have been filed in connection with the donations to Lieberman's presidential campaign.
Rob Sawicki, Lieberman's press secretary, said federal authorities have asked the senator's office about the circumstances surrounding the contributions. He said no one in the campaign knew about any impropriety involved with the donations made through Galante.
Lieberman will donate that money to a charity if federal authorities determine that the donations were illegal, Sawicki said.
"Those donations would never have been accepted had the campaign been aware of any wrongdoing in the bundling of those donations," he said.
The state campaign finance charges against Galante were filed on Oct. 13. He is accused of making suspect $1,000 contributions in 2002 and 2003 to the political action committees. Those committees were controlled by state Sen. Louis DeLuca, R-Woodbury, state Sen. David Cappiello, R-Danbury, and Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, the Courant reported.
It is not illegal to "bundle" contributions from several people and give them to a candidate at one time. But it is against the law to use bundling to exceed campaign contribution limits by funneling money through third parties who write checks within the limits.
DeLuca, Cappiello and Boughton are also not targets of the federal investigation. All three have said that they believed the contributions from Galante and his associates were legitimate. Cappiello, who is running for Congress in the 5th District, said he has donated the contributions in question to charity.
Several of Galante's employees, friends and relatives who state authorities say donated to the three PACs also gave a total of $10,000 to Lieberman's presidential campaign in November 2003, the federal campaign finance records show.
Galante himself gave Lieberman's campaign another $2,000 in September 2003, and a lobbyist for Galante donated $2,000 that year, the records show.
Dear Member of the Nation Community,
Tuesday's the big day. That's when Congress will hold a hearing on the outrageous Time Warner-inspired postage rate hike that's saddled The Nation with a half million dollar annual increase in postal costs and brought other small publications to the brink of financial disaster. Now's the moment for champions of independent media to take a stand.
We're joining our friends at Free Press to collect 100,000 signatures, and we want to have phones ringing off the hook on Capitol Hill by Tuesday.
Our founding fathers knew that a free press is a cornerstone of democracy. That's why they encouraged small publishers and a broad spectrum of opinions in media by guaranteeing fair postal rates for all.
But mega-magazines have undermined that founding principle. Time Warner and others like them are passing the buck onto smaller independent publishers, threatening to silence the fearless investigative journalism that small media outlets like The Nation are known for.
Now is our chance to restore the founder's vision.
The Nation isn't the only small magazine forced to foot the bill. We're on the same page with small publishers on the opposite side of the aisle, like National Review, who have also been hit hard by the increase.
It's not just the fate of your favorite magazine that rests on the outcome of this hearing. The health of our nation's open public discourse hangs in the balance.
Your Congressperson needs to hear from you now. Please let them know you won't stand by quietly while the future of independent publications are at risk.
Thank you in advance for doing your part today -- and thank you for all you've done on this critical issue during the past few months. Without the help of grassroots activists like yourself we wouldn't even be witnessing these important hearings! Your support is amazing and we are truly grateful.
President, The Nation
Priests Jailed for Protesting Fort Huachuca Torture Training
By Bill Quigley
t r u t h o u t | Report
Monday, October 29, 2007
Unfortunately it is true that the administration is corrupt, corrosive and criminal, but at the same time we are allowing ourselves to be divided and spend so much time and energy running around like the proverbial chicken with its head chopped off, lint picking everything anyone has to say or suggest, when what must be done is shut up, focus, and act in a way that this Congress and the American people cannot ignore.
It cannot be business as usual or we are damned. A nation so fond of its reality TV must be awaken to the reality that we are heading for dictatorial rule in this nation, one step at a time, day by day, and that if we do not have the will and the courage to take to the streets where we cannot be ignored by the sleeping masses and culprit press, then this nation and we are about to become the "Generation Of Failure".
It will be said of us that: "We met the enemy, and he was us!"
Like a major tectonic event our political system must be shaken to bedrock!
BLACKWATER BACK IN THE NEWS WITH IMMUNITY DEAL!
BUSH TO LET MORE SENATORS SEE SURVEILLANCE MEMOS SHIELD FOR TELECOM FIRMS UP FOR VOTE!
State Department investigators of the September 16h Blackwater Nisour Square shooting have granted limited immunity to Blackwater operators who were present at the incident, according to the Associated Press. But the press reports missed a key fact: The State Department's investigators are from the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, the very bureau of the State Department that contracts with Blackwater for the services in question and that is responsible for operational control of those missions. Can you say conflict of interest?
The Internal Links Here Are Comprehensive!
Immunity Deals Offered to Blackwater Guards New York Times
Immunity deal hampers Blackwater inquiry
KVIA, TX - 57 minutes ago
Security contractors lose immunity in Iraq
Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Oct 24, 2007
A closer look at Iraq's report on clash involving Blackwater
Minneapolis Star Tribune (subscription), MN - Oct 8, 2007
Bush to let more senators see surveillance memos Shield for telecom firms up for vote By James Rowley, Bloomberg News | October 26, 2007
ADDITIONAL UPDATES: PEACE AND IMPEACHMENT
KUCINICHR.COM - ANNOUNCING THE BEST TELEVISION NOT ON TV
DON’T MISS THIS!
I don't know what you're doing on the night of the Democratic debate tomorrow, but if you're by your computer, why not join us for a chat?
Congressman Kucinich's appearance will not only be the biggest event on national television since the World Series has ended, but he'll also be broadcasting live via the internet as well! We've set up Kucinichr.com, an internet channel where the campaign can host its own live programming.
On Kucinichr.com, Dennis will be broadcasting live backstage from the debate. If your computer can access the internet, you're one click away from watching and talking to the Congressman and other supporters live.
It's not too late to host a debate party, grab some friends, and talk about Dennis Kucinich.
The debate is from 9:00-11:00 PM EST on MSNBC, and the live conversation on Kucinichr starts at 11:00, immediately following the debate.
Even if you can't make it to a party or a TV, you and your friends can still go to Kucinichr.com tomorrow night for an interactive broadcast with supporters, campaign staff and Dennis Kucinich!
If the media doesn't cover our growing campaign - polling at 7% in New Hampshire, preferred in principle by most voters(2), and fueled by Americans like you - we'll cover ourselves! For programming of substance, tune into our channel along with everyone else that you can show this site to.
Thanks again and Strength through Peace,
Kucinich for President
Here is the conference call information for the debate house party:
Call-in Number: (605) 772-3500
Access Code: 471770978#
Remember the conference call will also be simulcast online via the website www.kucinichR.com (that's right... with an 'r' at the end).
Also, we want you to know that this house party is a great time to promote the Kucinich Grassroots Raffle (http://www.dennis4president.com/go/resources/kucinich-grassroots-raffle/). Try to sell as many tickets as you can to help promote the great prizes we are offering.
If you have any questions about the house party, conference call, or raffle, feel free to call me any time at 828-773-5338.
Thank you so much for your support. See you at the party!
Deputy Finance Director
Kucinich for President
For more information, visit the Kucinich House Party Center website at http://events.dennis4president.com
Sunday, October 28, 2007
FOLLOW UP ON THE DEATH OF THE CONSTITUTION! YOUR THOUGHTS AND WORDS ARE NOW CRIMES.
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed HR 1955 titled the Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007. This bill is one of the most blatant attacks against the Constitution yet and actually defines thought crimes as homegrown terrorism.
This bill violates the ultimate right of the people to overthrow our own government if it becomes oppressive. Have they read the Declaration of Independence? Now , a homegrown terrorist can now be an American who disagrees with the war…that means you and me!
Enacted into law, it will also establish a commission and a Center of Excellence to study and defeat so called thought criminals. Unlike previous anti-terror legislation, this bill specifically targets the civilian population of the United States and uses vague language to define homegrown terrorism. Duped, 404 of our elected representatives from both the Democrat and Republican parties voted in favor of this bill. There is little doubt that this bill is specifically targeting the growing patriot community that is demanding the restoration of the Constitution. First let’s take a look at the definitions of violent radicalization and homegrown terrorism as defined in Section 899A of the bill.
The definition of violent radicalization uses vague language to define this term of promoting any belief system that the government considers to be an extremist agenda. Since the bill doesn’t specifically define what an extremist belief system is, it is entirely up to the interpretation of the government. Considering how much the government has done to destroy the Constitution they could even define Ron Paul supporters as promoting an extremist belief system. Literally, the government according to this definition can define whatever they want as an extremist belief system. Essentially they have defined violent radicalization as thought crime.
Welcome to “The American Police State”. H.R.1955 Download PDF
Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007 (Engrossed as Agreed to or Passed by House)
The Sponsor: The 4th wealthiest Congressman, Rep. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) net worth $172 million
Harman moves up one spot this year from No. 5 on Roll Call's 2005 list. The veteran Democrat, who serves as ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, has continued to see her net worth soar, increasing from $117.1 million in 2003, to $128 million in 2004, to $172 million now, although that dramatic rise also demonstrates the inherent weakness in the disclosure reports filed by lawmakers.
Harman's husband, Sidney Harman, is the founder of Harman International Industries, which has a current market value of $5.4 billion. The company, of which Sidney Harman owns 5.7 percent of stock worth more than $300 million at current market values, is an electronics manufacturer whose brands include AKG Acoustics, dbx, Harman Kardon and Infinity.
House passes H.R. 1955: Violent Radicalization and Homegrown ..
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Former US Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld fled France today fearing arrest over charges of "ordering and authorizing" torture of detainees at both the American-run Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq and the US military's detainment facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, unconfirmed reports coming from Paris suggest.
US embassy officials whisked Rumsfeld away yesterday from a breakfast meeting in Paris organized by the Foreign Policy magazine after human rights groups filed a criminal complaint against the man who spearheaded President George W. Bush's "war on terror" for six years.
Under international law, authorities in France are obliged to open an investigation when a complaint is made while the alleged torturer is on French soil.
According to activists in France, who greeted Rumsfeld shouting "murderer" and "war criminal" at the breakfast meeting venue, US embassy officials remained tight-lipped about the former defense secretary's whereabouts citing "security reasons".
Anti-torture protesters in France believe that the defense secretary fled over the open border to Germany, where a war crimes case against Rumsfeld was dismissed by a federal court. But activist point out that under the Schengen1 Agreement2 that ended border checkpoints across a large part of the European3 Union4, French law enforcement agents are allowed to cross the border into Germany in pursuit of a fleeing fugitive.
"Rumsfeld must be feeling how Saddam Hussein felt when US forces were hunting him down," activist Tanguy Richard said. "He may never end up being hanged like his old friend, but he must learn that in the civilized world, war crime doesn't pay."
International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) along with the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), and the French League for Human Rights (LDH) filed the complaint on Thursday after learning that Rumsfeld was scheduled to visit Paris.
Five previous torture suits have been filed against the former US defense chief: two in Germany, one in Argentina, one in Sweden and one in Spain, the FIDH statement said.
Rumsfeld's agenda during the rest of his stay in Paris was kept under wraps for security reasons.
On Visit to France, Donald Rumsfeld Hit with Lawsuit for Ordering ...
Democracy Now, NY - 10 hours ago
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Donald Rumsfeld Accused of Torture While Visiting France Common Dreams (press release)
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Stephen Lendman: Torture, Occupation and Genocide
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Former US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's jaunt to France was interrupted today by an unscheduled itinerary item -- he was slapped with a criminal ...
re: Viva La France
Lew Rockwell, CA - 2 hours ago
So von Rumsfeld was charged with ordering torture while visiting France. And they thought the new government was a hundred percent neocon! ...
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International human rights groups have filed a lawsuit in France against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld for allowing torture at detention centers ...
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On Visit to France, Donald Rumsfeld Hit with Lawsuit for Ordering ...
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War crimes against Rumsfeld? Ridiculous. Study history. Study international law. Actually, you don't need to do either. You don't even need be a lawyer. ...
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Will Bush, Rumsfeld Be Tried for War Crimes? by Edward Spannaus. What the United States did, on the evening of March 19, in launching a imperial,
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TAXI TO THE DARKSIDE CONTINUED
MASTERS OF WAR DELIVERED WITH HATE!