Mar
01

Why Dems Liked Mukasey Better Than Holder

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

Democrats in Congress respected former Attorney General Michael Mukasey beyond any measure he appeared to have earned, and to the extent of fully expecting him to perform his duties even in the most difficult circumstances. In contrast, the same Congress members do not believe Attorney General Eric Holder is up to the job.

Feb
25

A Healthcare Forum With Rep. Perriello

Tag: Health Care

A forum on healthcare at the Senior Center in Charlottesville, Va., on Tuesday, April 14, from 1 - 2:30 p.m.

The purpose of this meeting is to engage the public in expressing its concerns and recommendations to the panel which will include Carolyn Engelhard, co-author of HEALTH CARE HALF TRUTHS, City Councilor Holly Edwards, Delegate Rob Bell, and Congressman Tom Perriello.

The question of whether Rep. Perriello will cosponsor H. Res. 676 will have to be asked by members of the public. Everyone is encouraged to attend and ask that question.

The Senior Center is located at 1180 Pepsi Place, Charlottesville, Virginia 22901.

For more information contact JJ Towler at 434-964-0339.

Feb
25

Public Forum on Healthcare vs. Health Insurance Companies

Tag: Health Care

This public forum on solving the U.S. healthcare crisis was held in Charlottesville, Va., on February 23, 2009. Do attempt this at home by inviting these and other great speakers.

Feb
24

Congressman Perriello and Healthcare

Tag: Health Care

We were disappointed last night when Congressman Tom Perriello apparently did not send a staff person as promised to our public forum on healthcare, but today we learned that the congressman's father was taken gravely ill and that his staff was tied up with that problem. In addition, his legislative aide who works on healthcare has expressed willingness to meet and discuss the issue. Our thoughts are with Congressman Perriello's family.

Feb
24

Groups Request Special Prosecutor for Bush, Cheney, et alia

Tag: Peace and War

Organizations and individuals can add their names to this statement at http://prosecutebushcheney.org

Statement on Prosecution of Former High Officials

We urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush Administration.

Feb
22

PDA ENDORSES GEOGHEGAN: RHYMES WITH REAGAN, SOUNDS LIKE WELLSTONE

Tag: Elections

WASHINGTON, DC - Progressive Democrats of America has endorsed Tom Geoghegan in his bid to replace Rahm Emanuel in the House seat representing Illinois' 5th Congressional District.

Following the endorsement of the local PDA chapter on Feb. 9, PDA members across the country were encouraged to vote in an online poll, which closed at midnight last night. Geoghegan won the endorsement with 99% of votes.

Feb
21

Propelling Prisoners' Heads into Concrete Walls

Tag: Peace and War

SUMMARY OF PRELIMINARY MEMORANDUM OF THE JUSTICE ROBERT H. JACKSON CONFERENCE ON FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF WAR CRIMINALS

Propelling prisoners' heads into concrete walls by means of towels wrapped around their necks, savage beatings with fists and rifles that left prisoners crippled, hanging prisoners by the arms with their arms strung up behind them, depriving prisoners of sleep for weeks on end, which has been thought the worst torture possible for 500 years, causing prisoners to freeze -- sometimes to death, and waterboarding are but a partial list of the torture methods ordered by America's highest officials. In the "Preliminary Memorandum of the Justice Robert H. Jackson Conference on Federal Prosecutions of War Criminals," law school Dean Lawrence Velvel, the founder of the Jackson Conference, details the full spectrum of tortures performed in wholesale combinations -- not one torture by itself -- on detainees around the world. His Preliminary Memorandum is a precursor to a formal legal complaint to be filed with the Justice Department this spring.

Feb
20

Virginia vs. HMOs

Tag: Civil Rights

No More Health Insurance Companies Ever Again. Single-Payer Healthcare Instead. Come Find Out How We Can Make It Happen...

Healthcare in Crisis: A Public Forum on Monday, February 23rd

PERRIELLO: Congressman Tom Perriello told us on Tuesday that he was undecided about supporting single-payer healthcare. So we asked what we could do to persuade him, and he replied: "Keep doing what you're doing, pressuring me, phone calls and Emails." He also agreed to send a staff person to our forum on Monday. So, everybody needs to turn out, learn about the issue, share our experiences, and make our opinions known.

Feb
19

What Is a Populist Caucus?

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

The largest caucus in Congress with 75 members is the Progressive Caucus. It even has one member in that bastion of regressivism, the United States Senate. The progressive caucus uniquely supports majority positions (majority outside of Capitol Hill, I mean) on domestic and foreign issues, on trade and the environment, peace and diplomacy, education and healthcare, speaking up for the poor, the powerless, and all the rest of us. Its positions are not perfect and often appear constrained by a desire not to stray too far from the Democratic leadership. But it's the best we've got, as far as caucuses go.

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