Oct
23

McCain and Hate Mongering DVDs in Virginia

Tag: Elections

By David Swanson

Unrequested and unwanted, this notorious fear and hate mongering DVD arrived today, October 23rd, in my mailbox in Charlottesville in the swing state of Virginia: http://obsessionthemovie.com

Oct
22

Nonviolence Now

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Change is in the air. How about a change away from violence?

The state of Georgia is preparing to execute a man widely known to almost certainly be innocent. Here is an Amnesty International report on the case of Troy Davis. And here are things you can do to try to prevent this murder, this state killing, this official lynching in the twenty-first century.

Oct
22

Election Fraud and Wall Street Fraud Explained

Tag: Media

Two radio shows you'll want to listen to and call into today, Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008,

1. A discussion of election fraud and the lies about ACORN's supposed voter fraud at 3 p.m. ET on http://www.wakingupinamerica.com

Host Val Kirkgaard, with guests David Swanson and Clint Curtis:

In September of 2000, Clint Curtis was first introduced to Tom Feeney the incoming Speaker of the Florida House. Clint was a programmer at a local computer company whose owner was an associate and confidant of Mr. Feeney. He expected that Mr Feeney shared the values of the Republicans he knew growing up in Illinois. Clint identified with the Republican values at the time - conservative and based on ethics and integrity. It was always the Democrats under Mayor Daley that were engaged in corrupt behavior. Clint expected that Mr. Feeney would share those values. Clint soon learned he did not.

2. A discussion of the financial crisis, the real economy, and the so-called "bailout" at 8 p.m. ET on http://thepeoplespeakradio.net

Host David Swanson, with guest Dean Baker:

Oct
21

Do Not Remove U.S. Uniform When Raping or Murdering

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

People have started passing around and publicly posting English translations of the Arabic version of the treaty being negotiated between Bush and Maliki. (It's also been published by an Iraqi newspaper. Who should teach whom about freedom of the press?) The U.S. Constitution requires that the Senate approve treaties, so Bush is calling this one a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).

Oct
21

A McCain "Win" Will Be Theft, Resistance Is Planned

Tag: Elections

By David Swanson

If your television declares John McCain the president elect on the evening of November 4th, your television will be lying. You should immediately pick up your pre-packed bags and head straight to the White House in Washington, D.C., which we will surround and shut down until this attempt at a third illegitimate presidency is reversed.

Oct
20

Powell Not Qualified for Government Work

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Barack Obama would like to bring Colin Powell into his new administration. But Americans consider Powell only marginally more credible than how the rest of the world views him, and the rest of the world thinks he lies like a rug. Powell either wholeheartedly backed the biggest crime thus far this century, or he secretly opposed it but worked to make it happen anyway. I'm not sure which is worse, but either disqualifies him for future office.

Oct
20

Sweeping Astroturf

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

Imagine for a second that it's November 5th, and the Democrats are set to control both houses of Congress and the White House. Perhaps they even control 60 Senate seats, making Republican filibusters impossible. Now what?

Oct
19

Stoning Dubya

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

I spent the past couple of days hanging out with Vincent Bugliosi who wants Bush killed for his crimes, following a fair trial of course, and who openly pushes the supposed need for retribution while disclaiming much interest in deterrence or restoration. Then I watched Oliver Stone's new movie, "W," which depicts Bush as a poor, sad fool who's just been trying his hardest to please his daddy all these years. If I have to choose, I'm on Stone's side.

Oct
18

Ending the War Without End

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

The three participants in the third U.S. presidential debate last week pretended Iraq didn't exist, but if you go to a rally of supporters for either candidate it's the top issue talked about. Baghdad, a city in ruins, divided into ethnically cleansed fiefdoms of rubble, rats, and open sewage, a place where one risks death by walking outside, is managing major rallies of tens of thousands of people in opposition to the treaty to extend the occupation for three more years (and beyond) that is being negotiated by Bush and Maliki. And yet, the U.S. peace movement is largely hibernating until the November 4th U.S. elections, and the U.S. Congress remains almost entirely comatose.

Oct
17

How to Help Prosecute Bush for Two Minutes

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Vincent Bugliosi's best-selling book, "The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder" may be about to become more than a book. A viable candidate for attorney general of Vermont has committed to appointing Bugliosi as special prosecutor to immediately indict Bush, Cheney, Rice, Tenet, et alia, if she is elected. Her name is Charlotte Dennett, and she and the future of the rule of law in the world need you to send every dime you can spare to her campaign.

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