Italians Block Construction of U.S. Base

By David Swanson

The people of the northern Italian city of Vicenza, with help from activists around Italy, the rest of Europe, and even in the United States, are continuing to block the proposed construction of a new U.S. military base on their soil. When a company laid underground fiber-optic cables at the site of the proposed base, activists fill a junction box with cement. When another company tried to begin the work of removing World War II era U.S. bombs from the site, activists camped out in the cold for three days and nights while allies in Florence and a small town near Naples conducted simultaneous protests in front of the company's offices. The company backed off and has suspended the work. And a small town outside Vicenza has now refused to allow the United States to construct a residential village for troops.

T-Shirts Deal for Holidays Until December 18

Buy more than one, pay only to ship one. Now till the 18th of December!!


Dennis Kucinich in Charlottesville VA on December 7, 2007

Cville Podcast has the audio as well as the video here. The audio includes an intro.



How to Vote in Primaries and Not Be an Idiot

A Short Instructions Manual
By David Swanson

1. Virtually nobody votes in primaries (or caucuses) compared to general elections. Therefore, each individual primary vote is worth many times what it is in the general election. And, it's more likely to be counted, since there's typically less fraud and abuse of the system in primaries. So, if you vote in general elections, you pretty much have to vote in primaries in order to not be an idiot. Bring a few friends to vote too, and you're practically a genius.

Video Discussion of H.R. 1955 Homegrown Terrorist Prevention Act

Host: Tina Richards, Press TV
Sue Udry, Defending Dissent Foundation
David Swanson,
CLICK HERE, and then click "6 Dec 2007"

Denver, Col., Rallies for Impeachment

Mike Miles:

John Nichols Part 1:

John Nichols Part 2:

David Swanson:

Bush Defines Himself as Threat to World

By David Swanson

In the face of a new NIE that shatters his and Cheney's lies about Iranian nukes, Bush is now claiming that just knowing how to make a bomb is a danger to the world that could justify an illegal war and even the USE of the bomb. This insanity fits perfectly with the bill now making its way through the Senate that would make the promotion of belief systems that could lead to "violence or force" punishable by McCarthyite commission hearings and fear mongering. (HR 1955 already passed the House with almost the same majority that the Enabling Act passed in Germany in 1933.)