Halliburton/State Department Rape Stories Get Worse and Worse

By David Swanson

I just interviewed Tracy Barker for an hour.

You can find the clip at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/audio/2008/#february

She is one in a string of sexual assault and harrassment victims who suffered what they did while employed by Halliburton in Iraq.

VIDEOS: 911 Rescue Workers Need Health Care

By David Swanson

Yesterday in the rain in front of the U.S. Capitol hundreds of 911 rescue workers who risked their lives in a toxic mess they were told was safe piled off buses from New York. They held a rally with a handful of Congress Members and asked Congress to get them health care so that they can stop suffering every day while we slaughter people abroad in their names and in the name of those who died that day.

I shot a video and have broken it into six pieces and posted them on Youtube. The first features Rep. Tim Bishop, the second Rep. Carolyn Maloney, the third Rep. Dennis Kucinich, the fourth a young woman singing "God Bless America," the fifth Rep. Jerrold Nader, and the sixth some of the rescue workers speaking.

Here are the videos:
http://www.youtube.com/afterdowningstreet

Cleveland Corporate Media vs. Dennis Kucinich

By David Swanson

Cleveland, Ohio's corporate media has passionately opposed the progressive populist efforts of Dennis Kucinich for decades. This week marks the climax of its most ferocious crusade to remove him from Congress.

Sex, Halliburton, and the State Department

By David Swanson

On Wednesday, February 27th, from 8 to 9 p.m. ET I'll be interviewing live another female Halliburton employee who was subjected to an environment of constant sexual harassment in Iraq. Tracy Barker was sexually assaulted by Halliburton employees and - in one instance - by a U.S. State Department employee in Basra, Iraq. The State Department employee has confessed to part of what Barker alleges, but remains at the State Department, and has never been charged with any crime. You can listen to the live interview and call in with your questions on Wednesday at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net

Radio Tonight

Join me on the Bev Smith radio show tonight 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. ET.

Then from 11 to 11:30 p.m. ET catch me on Carol Brouillet's show to which you can call in toll-free at 888-202-1984. She's got great guests following me.

Occupation Funding Can Be Stopped

By David Swanson

Congress is taking up one more bill to further fund the Bush-Cheney wars, but Congress does not have to.

Chief Billy "Red Wing" Tayac Reviews Modern History of Native Peoples in the United States, Points Way Forward

On Sunday, February 24th, Chief Billy "Red Wing" Tayac of the Piscataway Nation spoke at the University of Virginia at an event sponsored by the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice (CCPJ), the American Indian Student Union, the National Native American Law Student Association, and the Office of the Dean of Students of UVA.

Chief Tayac has been an Indian activist for several decades, participating in many indigenous struggles, including Wounded Knee, Gankineh, Big Mountain, OK'a, Gustafson Lake, and the Salvadorian Indian and Ecuadorian Indian Movements. Chief Billy Tayac is currently working to assist Spanish speaking Indians who are suffering a new era of economic invasion resulting from NAFTA and the unregulated practices of many multinational corporations based in the United States. Once again Indian people are being forced off their land.

CCPJ produced a video of Chief Tayac's remarks: 3GP VIDEO.

Foreclose on the White House

By David Swanson

If you've lost your house to a predatory lender and you ask your congress member to impeach Bush and Cheney for your loss, will they look at you like you're crazy? That depends entirely on how many of you are asking.

Public Forum Planned on Brattleboro, Vermont, Proposal to Arrest Bush and Cheney

Why Indict?
A Forum on Brattleboro’s Indictment Resolution

An information session and discussion about the Brattleboro Town Meeting Ballot Article calling for the Indictment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney will be held on March 2nd from 3 to 5 p.m. at the River Garden, at Main and High St., in Brattleboro, Vt. Scheduled speakers include David Swanson, Laurie Dobson, Dan DeWalt, and John Nirenberg.