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Cindy, Charlotte, and Our Constitution

By David Swanson

As you watch the presidential debates, here's a game to play that won't even get you drunk (unless you want to add tequila shots to it): every time you hear John McCain tell a lie write down $10 under the name Charlotte, and every time you hear Barack Obama agree with John McCain write down $10 under the name Cindy. You can also play this if you're broke by writing down 10 hours.

Timbrewolf Sings "The Day Hank Paulson Lied"

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Why a City Should Oppose Attacking Iran

By David Swanson

Tonight, Monday, October 6, 2008, a group of citizens in Charlottesville, Va., organized by the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice, will attend the City Council's meeting to urge the Council to take up at its November meeting a resolution opposing a U.S. attack on the nation of Iran. Some members of the Council and of the public can be expected to respond with some well-intended but confused reasons to resist taking such a step. In hopes of clarifying the issue, let me suggest briefly three things: 1.-Why the United States should not attack Iran; 2.-Why there is a serious danger that the United States will attack Iran; 3.-Why Charlottesville City Council should pass a resolution opposing such an attack.

Vote Like Mike

By David Swanson

Michael Moore's new book is called "Mike's Election Guide 2008," and it's a nice combination of the comical and the useful. The comical comes first. Chapter One consists of Mike's answers to random election-related questions, and his answers are for the most part funny, insightful, informative, and sometimes brilliant.

The Day Hank Paulson Lied

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
Seeing houses used to make me smile.
And I knew if I got a loan
That I could call some house my own
And, maybe, we’d be happy for a while.

But the predatory lies and fees

No Weapons in Space

October 4 – 12, 2008
Keep Space for Peace Week: International Week of Protest to Stop the Militarization of Space

No Weapons in Space! Stop U.S. First-Strike Star Wars Deployments in Poland and Czech Republic! Convert the Military Industrial Complex! Fund Human Needs!

Vincent Bugliosi's Lock-Bush-Up Tour

He's coming to Virginia next. Why not set up a tour in your state too?

Vincent Bugliosi in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Prosecutor of Charles Manson
Author of Bestsellers including "Helter Skelter" and his latest:

Project Uncensored

By David Swanson

Project Censored has released a valuable new book called "Censored 2009: The Top 25 Stories of 2007-08".

The book includes summaries of the censored stories, in some cases citing multiple small and independent sources that told the stories, plus updates on new developments in the stories. Also included are substantial updates on the top censored stories of the previous year, most of which are still making news except that they're not making news: they're still ignored by the U.S. corporate media cartel. Meanwhile it's so easy to waste our energy complaining about how the corporate media reports stories, while greater harm is done by it not telling stories at all.

A Citizen Activist Candidate for the House of Representatives

Speak Tonight With the Green Party Candidate from Maryland’s 8th District
Host: David Swanson
Showtime: Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Eastern
Listen Live on BBSRadio or you may also join us live in our virtual auditorium!

Mockery and Empathy

By David Swanson

"The American Dream: Walking in the Shoes of Carnies, Arms Dealers, Immigrant Dreamers, Pot Farmers, and Christian Believers," looks on the cover like a collection of serious social commentary from liberal publisher Nation Books. Unless the author's name Harmon Leon is familiar to you.