Speak With Mary Pallant, Democratic Candidate from California's 24th District

By David Swanson

Tonight, May 21st, from 8-9 p.m. ET, I'll have the pleasure of interviewing, with your help, Mary Pallant, Democratic candidate for Congress from California's 24th 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 Mary Pallant 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. Mary Pallant's campaign website is http://marypallant.com To support The People Speak Radio please donate at http://www.thepeoplespeakradio.net/donate

Clinton Needs 181% of Remaining Delegates

By David Swanson

Pledged delegates are awarded by voters and caucus goers. Super-delegates are antidemocratic Party control freaks who have no business deciding anything. Of pledged delegates, now that Oregon and Kentucky have had their say, Senator Obama has 1,648 and Senator Clinton 1,493. There are 86 pledged delegates remaining to be awarded in Puerto Rico, Montana, and South Dakota. This means that Clinton can still pull it out if she picks up 181 percent of the remaining delegates.

Speak With Leading Iraq Veteran Against War

By David Swanson

Tonight, May 20th, from 8-9 p.m. ET, I'll have the pleasure of interviewing, with your help, Board Member of Iraq Veterans Against the War Jason Lemieux. 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 Jason Lemieux 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

New NSA Whistleblower Tells of Faulty WMD Evidence

David Murfee Faulk was a translator in the Navy, working in Arabic and Iraqi dialect. In April 2004 he began working for the National Security Agency (NSA) at Fort Gordon outside Augusta, Georgia. (He now writes, under the name Murfee Faulk, for the Metro Spirit newspaper in Augusta, but he has never written about what he did for the NSA.)

U of Virginia Does Iraq

By David Swanson

As an alumnus of the University of Virginia, I receive its magazine in the mail, a magazine that always makes me question how I can have received as good an education at UVA as I think I did, when the people who produce this magazine seem not to have received the same. The Summer 2008 issue contains an article called "Stories from Iraq", which contains not a single story of a single Iraqi, coincidentally the exact same number of campus peace organizations in existence at UVA. Instead, we get the stories of alumni, and most of them could have been written from summer camp - except that letters home from summer camp usually include complaints. Judging by the article UVA Magazine has concocted, this "war" is going so well, and its main purpose of training Americans in a variety of job skills and esteem boosting progressing so well, that it'd be a shame to ever end it.

Georgia On My Mind

By David Swanson

Georgia's 13th District consists of the western and southern suburbs and exurbs of Atlanta, and it is currently misrepresented by David Scott, a Democrat and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus who opposes impeaching Bush or Cheney and just voted Yes in the House's failed attempt to put our grandchildren into debt for another $165 billion for occupying Iraq.

Georgia State Senator Donzella James is challenging Scott in the July 15th Primary. Her campaign tells me she supports impeachment and would vote No on funding the occupation of Iraq. Looks like the kind of representative who might better represent us:
http://www.donzellajames4congress.com

What Would We Do Without Bush?

By David Swanson

Have you ever met one of those remaining 15 or 20 percent of Americans who have the kool-aid IV in their arms, and they ask you "Well, what would you DO then?" meaning "If you're so opposed to recklessly wasting our grandchildren's money slaughtering innocent people around the world, what exactly would you do instead? What would you do to make sure we bombed the evil people who need bombing, other than bombing them?" The question also takes a more directly answerable form when someone asks "Why are you so negative, criticizing our Commander in Chief all the time? What will you do when you don't have Bush and Cheney around to attack anymore?"

Cindy Sheehan to Speak in Charlottesville VA

Sheehan to speak at Omni
By Erika Howsare, Cville Weekly

Peace activist Cindy Sheehan will speak in Charlottesville on May 22. She was in town almost exactly two years ago, speaking against the war in Iraq and about the death of her son there, and stopped here again last July for a rally in support of the impeachment of George Bush and Dick Cheney.

At that last appearance, Sheehan was talking about running for Congress in California's Eighth District if the incumbent there, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, didn't join her in calling for impeachment. Well, Pelosi didn't, and Sheehan is indeed running. Having made her reputation by camping in front of President Bush's Texas ranch in summer 2005, Sheehan has evidently lost none of her instinct for frying big fish.

For $50, get your picture taken with Cindy Sheehan at the Omni on May 22. No hat required.

We Stopped the War Funding

By David Swanson, http://afterdowningstreet.org

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives voted No and blocked Speaker Nancy Pelosi's latest proposal to throw another $165 billion into the occupation of Iraq. This happened in large part because ordinary citizens pressured their representatives to vote No. In the final count 149 Democrats voted No, 132 Republicans voted Present (neither Yes nor No), 12 members did not vote, and only 141 voted Yes. Here's the roll call: