Kucinich Shows How To Block Attack on Iran

By David Swanson

A recent poll found that a full 7 percent of Americans want to attack Iran: http://dontattackiran.org But 93 percent agreement and a dollar won't even get you a Metro ride in Washington, D.C. The Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press event on Tuesday and publicly urged the Bush Administration to engage in diplomacy, which is sort of like asking a mule to dance in the ballet. We've seen bills, resolutions, letters, requests, demands, and downright whining and begging from Congress on this issue. What we hadn't seen until Monday night was a serious effort by Congress to actually prevent an attack on Iran by impeaching President Bush.

Full Text of Articles of Impeachment

Congressman Dennis Kucinich Introduced 35 Articles of Impeachment Against President Bush on Monday Night

The full text of the articles is available at:
http://chun.afterdowningstreet.org/amomentoftruth.pdf

Impeachment Happening in Congress Right Now!

Congressman Dennis Kucinich is on the floor of the House of Representatives right now introducing 35 articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush.

Yes, 35. He'll be reading for a while.

Watch C-Span Now!

If you don't have cable, go to a bar and tell them to put it on C-Span 1!

Or watch at the Video/Audio tab at
http://c-span.org

Take your laptop outside and turn the volume up!

More details coming later tonight!

Action in the House coming later this week!

Good websites to watch for updates and actions:
http://kucinich.us

http://democrats.com

http://afterdowningstreet.org

Let Justice roll down like waters in a mighty stream . . .

There's going to be at least one article of impeachment that interests you and perhaps even mentions you. Watch for updates.

Be in Milwaukee on June 19

Peace, Impeachment and Election Day: Which Comes First?

A leading national activist for peace and impeachment, David Swanson, will speak on “Peace, Impeachment & Election Day: Which Comes First?" in a Milwaukee appearance on Thursday, June 19.

Swanson will speak at 7 p.m. in Cudahy Hall, 1313 W. Wisconsin Ave., on the Marquette University campus. His talk is sponsored by the Iraq Moratorium, Peace Action-Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Impeachment Committee, and the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking. The event is open to the public at no charge.

Swanson is co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition, creator of ImpeachCheney.org, the Washington director of Democrats.com, and, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, of the Backbone Campaign, and of Voters for Peace. He serves on a working group of United for Peace and Justice, the nation’s largest peace coalition.

He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, as press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, and briefly as a consultant to Kucinich’s 2008 campaign. His website is www.davidswanson.org

Racism, Sexism, and Self-Censorship

By David Swanson

I posted a blog recently comparing the occupation of Iraq to rape. I later deleted it.

Over at Shakesville there's a whole discussion about that fact, to which I just contributed this comment:

Prosecute Bush for Murder Tonight

By David Swanson

Tonight, June 5th, from 8-9 p.m. ET, I'll have the pleasure of interviewing, with your help, Vincent Bugliosi, author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder." Let's figure out how to do this together. Go to: http://thepeoplespeakradio.net to learn more. Go to http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/listen-live to listen live. You'll find instructions there to enter a paltalk chat room where you can post questions. You can also phone in and ask your questions on the air. Call in tollfree from anywhere in the United States or Canada at 888-228-4494 or anywhere else in the world at 877-489-6350. Got that? It's free. You talking with Bush's future prosecutor. Following the show, the audio file will be posted at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/audio/2008 and you can find there now the recordings of numerous shows with amazing guests, including Cindy Sheehan, Lincoln Chafee, Brad Friedman, Shirin Ebadi, Phil Donahue, Mark Crispin Miller, William Odom, Byron DeLear, etc. To support The People Speak Radio please donate at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/donate

Speak With Byron DeLear, Democratic Candidate from Missouri's 2nd District

By David Swanson

Tonight, June 4th, from 8-9 p.m. ET, I'll have the pleasure of interviewing, with your help, Byron DeLear, Democratic candidate for Congress from Missouri's 2nd District. Go to: http://thepeoplespeakradio.net to learn more. Go to http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/listen-live to listen live. You'll find instructions there to enter a paltalk chat room where you can post questions. You can also phone in and ask your questions on the air. Call in tollfree from anywhere in the United States or Canada at 888-228-4494 or anywhere else in the world at 877-489-6350. Following the show, the audio file will be posted at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/audio/2008 and you can find there now the recordings of numerous shows with amazing guests, including Cindy Sheehan, Lincoln Chafee, Brad Friedman, Shirin Ebadi, Phil Donahue, Mark Crispin Miller, William Odom, etc. To support The People Speak Radio please donate at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/donate

Tomorrow night, June 5th, at the same time and place: Vincent Bugliosi, author of "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder."

Al Maliki Represents Me Better Than Virgil Goode

By David Swanson

I've got no strings
To hold me down
To make me bow to Cheney's crown
I had strings
But now I'm free
I'm Nouri al Maliki

Nouri Kamel Mohammed Hassan al-Maliki, the puppet Prime Minister of Iraq, represents me and the people of Virginia's Fifth Congressional District better than Congressman Virgil Hamlin Goode [rhymes with lewd], Jr. This is not an idiosyncratic opinion so much as a measurable fact.