Did Bush Make Mistakes in Good Faith?

By David Swanson

When we watch a video of Bush being informed of the danger of Hurricane Katrina and recall that he claimed that there was no way he could have known of that danger, our faith in his good intentions may be shaken.

And when we learn that Bush has long since authorized wiretapping without court approval, what are we to make of his public statements (such as last June 9, or July 14, 2004, or April 20, 2005) when he reassured us that all wiretapping requires court approval?

Our President read more

Audio of Forum on War and Impeachment

From Charlottesville Podcasting Network

On March 13, the Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice co-sponsored a Town Forum on the War in Iraq to mark the third anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. CPN now presents a slightly edited version of the three hour event as a public service. Thanks to CPN Volunteer Sean McCord for gathering the sound.

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http://www.cvillepodcast.com/?p=234

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Civil War and Ending the War

By David Swanson

Remarks March 3, 2006, at University of California – San Diego

Fox News titled a recent segment “All Out Civil War in Iraq: could it Be a Good Thing?” Presumably it could from the point of view of the Bush-Cheney gang, if it gets in the way of all-out resistance to the occupation. That is, Bush almost certainly would prefer to see Sunnis fighting Shias than to see both fighting Americans and collaborators.

From the point of view of the Iraqi people, the people of the read more

Iraq: Pure War, Pure Crime

By David Swanson

Remarks March 3, 2006, at City Club / Catfish Club of San Diego

The Iraq War is a pure war, a war for the sake of war. Congress is debating whether to spend another fortune on it, another fortune that could completely remake this nation if spent on useful projects, and Congress has no reason for the war. The reason is purely that the media won’t like you if you vote against a war, but there’s no actual reason for the war, not the weapons of mass destruction that Bush read more

About That Anthrax

By David Swanson

So, the word Anthrax is back in the news, but only because a man contracted it through what is reportedly a freak accident, not because Saddam Hussein’s vast stockpiles have been found, not because Bush has apologized for inventing those vast stockpiles, not because Forest Whitaker has agreed to play Colin Powell in “The Sting II: Hustling the United Nations,” not because impeachment proceedings have begun, and especially not because the U.S. corporate media has read more

Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Total Recall: End the War, Impeach Bush & Cheney
Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

Town Hall Forum on the War in Iraq
Monday, March 13, 7 – 10 p.m. McLeod Auditorium, University of Virginia, school of nursing.
FEATURING: Two mothers who have lost children in the war, one American, one Iraqi;

Lt. Col. Karen Kwiatkowski, retired from Office of the Secretary of Defense on Near East South Asia Policy,outspoken critic of the Pentagon’s pre-war propaganda development.

Ray McGovern, veteran read more

Why Peace Organizations Should Work for the Impeachment of Bush and Cheney

By David Swanson

1.-Impeachment is where people’s energy is, all over the country. If we want a large and growing and democratic movement, we should listen to our members.

2.-Exposing the lies and the crimes related to this war is, more than anything else, building opposition to the war, as well as to future wars. There is no better way to expose the crimes than to demand an investigation that could lead to impeachment. (As demanded by H Res 635.)

3.-Bush and Cheney have given dozens of read more

Founding Fathers, Baseball, Apple Pie, and Impeachment

By David Swanson

Remarks prepared for February 18th pro-impeachment rally in colonial dress in Charlottesville, Va., home of Thomas Jefferson and James Monroe, and near the home of James Madison.

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Impeachment has been part of American culture longer than baseball or apple pie. Only Mom has been around longer than impeachment.

The Scottish take pride in having invented impeachment. The British got it from them, and we got it from the British. Impeachment is in the US Constitution, and read more

Taking Protest to Congress Members' Homes

Nonviolent Peaceful Demonstrations In Front of Congress Members’ Homes Every Weekend

Democrats.com, Progressive Democrats of America, After Downing Street, Gold Star Families for Peace, Hip Hop Caucus, Democracy Rising, and Velvet Revolution, are working to organize grassroots teams in all 435 Congressional Districts plus 5 Delegate Districts (DC, PR, VI, GU, and AS) and to hold nonviolent peaceful demonstrations every weekend in front of the homes of congress members.

Our Mission: to persuade read more

How You — Yes You — Can End the War

By David Swanson

Simple acts and a little courage have worked wonders in the world.  Nonviolent people’s movements won democratic reforms in Russia, booted the British out of India, resisted the Nazi occupation in Denmark, drove a dictator out of El Salvador and another out of the Philippines, ended Jim Crow, crushed Soviet power in Poland, toppled military regimes in Argentina and Chile, ended Apartheid, and brought democracy to the Ukraine.  George W. is no match for a force this read more