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Aug
23

9 Months Later Obama's List of 200 Bush Orders to Be Reversed Still Unseen

Tag: Political Ideas

Remeber this on November 9th?

"Transition advisers to President-elect Barack Obama have compiled a list of about 200 Bush administration actions and executive orders that could be swiftly undone...."

Has anyone yet heard what more than a dozen of these could have been? What counts as swift around here?

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Aug
22

Seattle, WA

Tag: About David Swanson

Seattle, WA January 5, 2010

David Swanson speaking about his new book "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." http://davidswanson.org/book

Aug
21

"Stop Criticizing Obama, He Might Get Assassinated!"

Tag: Culture and Society

That's the message to progressives from this progressive website. The ignorance is staggering. It is where criticism is not permitted that people resort to violence, and the criticism from the left is criticism of bad and corrupted policies, not -- like that from the right -- accusations of being foreign, evil, and demonic. We should mock and debunk and defund the hate speech. Obama should protect himself. We should get the guns off our streets. But one thing that won't help is yet more fearful self-censorship from the sane elements in society. When they clam up, guess who's left free reign?

Aug
21

Debate Challenge: Bush Should Be Prosecuted for War Crimes

Tag: Impeachment

As I head out on a book tour of the 40 plus cities listed down the right-hand side of http://davidswanson.org I issue the following challenge: I will publicly debate any worthy participant who is willing to argue the negative on the following resolution: "George W. Bush should be prosecuted for war crimes."

This challenge is subject to scheduling restrictions and the preferences of local organizers already arranging for me to speak about my book. Radio debates by telephone are also possible.

Aug
21

Healthcare Rally in Charlottesville VA

Tag: Health Care

We need you! Health Care Reform rally, Monday August 24th, Charlottesvlle, VA at the Downtown Mall, 12 pm to 2 pm.

Join us at the pavilion near City Hall with three demands:

-Vote Yes on the Weiner amendment for single-payer healthcare. -Keep the Kucinich amendment for states' right to single-payer in the bill. -Include a strong immediate public option.

Who: YOU and hundreds of community organizers, grassroots activists, and local politicians will gather to demand REAL health care reform. . .now! What: Highway to Health Care RV Tour Stop: A Rally in Charlottesville, VA When: Monday, August 24th, 2009, 12 pm - 2 pm Where: Downtown Mall, Across from City Hall, at the Pavillion (605 E. Main Street)

Aug
20

Obama IS Leading, But in the Wrong Direction

Tag: Health Care

By David Swanson

"If you would lead, maybe we would follow," David Michael Green writes to Obama in another witty and aggressive article (and ALMOST always I agree with and admire what Green writes). Green wishes Obama had drafted a healthcare plan rather than letting Congress do it and objects to Obama's deference to Congress members funded by the health industry.

But you could pool the health industry bribes of any dozen congress members or senators you like and not come close to the money Obama took from the same toxic source in the last election. And you can overturn any of the most foul smelling developments in Congress's crawl to healthcare, and you'll find that Obama told the Democrats exactly what to do, and they did it. This is not a well-kept secret.

Aug
20

Ayatolla Kit Bond

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

You gotta keep 'em separated. My colleagues over at Velvet Revolution noticed a striking resemblance between certain Republican senators here at home and certain theocrats over yonder in Iran. You can't necessarily spot it by looking at them. You have to pay attention to what they say.

The Iranians say that prosecuting torturers within the Iranian government would endanger Iran:

Aug
19

Truckfuls of Bodies

Tag: Peace and War

By David Swanson

Michael Vick, the football player who's all over the news, should have tortured humans instead of dogs. Then we would have been told to overlook it for the sake of moving forward. Better yet, he should have killed humans rather than only torturing them. Then we would have been told next to nothing about it at all. It might have been reported, but it wouldn't have become a hot topic, an echo-chambered story to be dismissed only after a great deal of hand-wringing. It certainly would not have interfered with watching football games.

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