Nov
11

What Does Iran Have to Do With Your Town?

Tag: Peace and War

Here's What It Has to Do With Mine By David Swanson http://charlottesvillepeace.org/node/1788

At the Charlottesville City Council's October 6th meeting, a group of citizens organized by the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, urged the Council to take up at its November meeting a resolution opposing a U.S. attack on the nation of Iran. While Mayor Dave Norris has expressed support for the idea, it is not clear where the four other City Councilors stand.

Nov
11

Dead at DOJ / Obama at White House

Tag: Civil Rights

Dozens of protesters have gathered outside the Department of Justice to urge indictment and trail of the US President and Vice President.... Report and video from PressTV.

Nov
08

How to Treat a President Elect

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

In response to an Email advocating lobbying the new Congress and president-elect for complete withdrawal from Iraq and other goals, I received mostly positive responses, but a sizable minority sent replies like this one:

Nov
08

Celebrating Resisters on Veterans' Day

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

November 11th is Veterans' Day in the United States and Remembrance Day, Armistice Day, or Poppy Day in various other countries. It was on a November 11th that World War I ended. But November 11th is also a Catholic holiday that long predates World War I: the Feast of Saint Martin, celebrated in honor of a man who supposedly died on November 11, in the year 397.

Nov
07

Labor Reborn: A Department of Labor Worthy of the Name

Tag: Labor

By David Swanson

According to news reports, president elect Obama is considering for Labor Secretary three people who actually know something about labor and actually support the intended mission of the labor department, which is protecting the rights of laborers. And by laborers, I mean you. If you have not recently received a government bailout, you're one of us. Here's the short list:

Nov
07

Lying 101: Obama Considering Colin Powell for Secretary of Education

Tag: Political Ideas

By David Swanson

According to news reports, one of the names president elect Obama is considering for running our national education system is Colin Powell.

Nov
07

Recount Fictions in Virginia's Fifth

Tag: Elections

By David Swanson

(Gadget courtesy of Waldo Jaquith)

As of about 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, 316,476 votes had been counted in Virginia's Fifth District congressional race between incumbent bigotted xenophobe Virgil Goode and challenger Tom Perriello, with 158,562 going to Perriello and 157,914 to Goode, for a difference of 648 votes or 0.2 percent of the total.

According to a report on Charlottesville's NBC-29:

"There is no 'automatic' or 'mandatory' recount. If the results differ by one percent or less, the losing candidate can formally request a recount in court. If the difference is less than half of a percentage point, the same candidate still has to make a request and the state will pay for it."

Nov
06

Tom Perriello Up By 814

Tag: Elections

By David Swanson

In Virginia's undecided Fifth District congressional race, Tom Perriello is now up 814 votes with possibly more still to be added, and a recount likely. But most of the over 300,000 votes cast cannot be recounted, since they were made on electronic machines.

Nov
06

Subpoena Dementia

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Subpoenas? What are those? Miers? Rove? Who are they? Are they from Chicago? Do they believe in change?

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