From Downing Street to Tavistock Square

INSTITUTE FOR POLICY STUDIES
Defining The Issues Series
From Downing Street to Tavistock Square:
How will a Terror Attack in London Change British and World Policy toward Iraq?

Wednesday, July 20, 2005
12:30 – 1:30pm
Institute for Policy Studies
733 15th St. NW (15th and H), Ste.1020
(McPherson Square Metro)

From the earliest planning stages, Great Britain has been the Bush Administration

Don't Write of an Elephant

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for workshop at the 50th Anniversary Convention of the American Federation of Teachers Communications Association.

To follow viewing of a George Lakoff film and discussion of the fight to save Social Security.

I didn’t think too much of George Lakoff until I’d read enough of him myself. I was scared off by his praise for Clinton’s stealing right-wing language on welfare, and by his asking Howard Dean to write a forward to one of his books. Lakoff read more

Expose a Dishonest War: Prevent the Next One

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for July 4, 2005, anti-war rally in Washington, D.C.
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/622

An ABC News/Washington Post poll last week found 52 percent of Americans believe the Bush administration “deliberately misled the public before the war,” and 57 percent say the Bush administration “intentionally exaggerated its evidence that pre-war Iraq possessed nuclear, chemical or biological weapons.”

A Zogby poll last week found 42 percent read more

Bush's Speech: Let's Count the Lies

Bush’s Speech: Let’s Count the Lies
By David Swanson, AfterDowningStreet.org
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/569

In the coming free 30 minutes of uninterrupted airtime that ABC News and the Disney Corporation will no doubt give to a spokesperson for the majority of Americans who believe that the war on Iraq was a mistake, I expect we’ll see some of the following points made about the speech that Bush just gave.

First, it was curious to see Bush adopt usage of the French read more

Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary Events

Downing Street Minutes 3rd Anniversary Events: The Smoking Gun that Proves Bush Lied About Iraq

Mourn the Losses, Learn the Truth, and Investigate the Lies

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Celebrate the 3-Year Anniversary of the Downing Street Meeting with Your Own Town Hall Meeting or House Party

Be part of a national day of action on Saturday, July 23, 2005.

You and your organization should work read more

Memogate Hearings Scheduled for June 16

For Immediate Release: June 10, 2005

On Thursday June 16, 2005, Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee, and other Democratic Members will hold a Democratic hearing to hear testimony concerning the Downing Street Minutes and the efforts to cook the books on pre-war intelligence.

On May 1, 2005 a Sunday London Times article disclosed the details of a classified memo, also known as the Downing Street Minutes, recounting the minutes of a July 2002 meeting of Prime Minister read more

Teach-In on War Turns to Demand for Truth

By David Swanson, www.AfterDowningStreet.org

A teach-in on ending the Iraq War was held in Washington, D.C., on June 3, organized by Progressive Democrats of America (PDA). It followed, in part, a pattern established by other teach-ins, but also took an exciting new turn.

Photo gallery:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/images/pdateachin/index.htm

The event was familiar in that the speakers argued for the speedy withdrawal of U.S. troops, and most of the audience agreed, while others insisted that read more

Media Black Out Downing Street Minutes

Media Black Out Downing Street Minutes
By David Swanson, www.afterdowningstreet.org

Aggressive followers and participants in U.S. politics often have strong opinions about the Downing Street Minutes. Most other Americans have not heard of or are not clear about what the Downing Street Minutes are.

How is this possible? Here we have the official government minutes from a meeting of British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials, including a briefing by Richard Dearlove, read more

Campaign Launched to Demand Resolution of Inquiry

A coalition of veterans’ groups, peace groups, and political activist groups announced a campaign today to urge that the U.S. Congress launch a formal investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection with the Iraq war.

The campaign focuses on evidence that recently emerged in a British memo containing minutes of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top national security officials.

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John Bonifaz, a Boston read more

Communicating Regional Sustainability

By David Swanson

Presentation on May 24, 2005, at the Second National Summit on Equitable Development, Social Justice, and Smart Growth, www.policylink.org, in Philadelphia, Penn.

It is with some hesitation that I speak about communicating ideas on regional equity and smart growth to a gathering of experts on the topic. I am not an expert on regional sustainability, but I would never admit that in front of a television camera! Like anyone else, I know enough that’s worth saying, and like read more