What Bush Did Wrong

By David Swanson

Bush authorized the leaking of selected portions of classified documents, selected in such a way as to constitute a lie. He painted a picture of a nuclear threat that he knew did not exist, and used it to scare people into supporting an illegal war, resulting in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.

Of course, the leaking itself was illegal. Of course, Bush’s past promises to fire leakers were lies, and his eagerness to investigate other leaks that he didn’t read more

Public Energy Is Misdirected

By David Swanson

What would happen if politically active progressive Americans suddenly stopped devoting their energies to drafting better sound bites, and instead directed all that time and passion into a serious and strategic campaign of civil disobedience?

I know, I know, we’re constantly told that we’re being out-framed and out-messaged. Horse shit. We’re smarter than they are, wittier, pithier, more attuned to the perspectives of those we’re speaking to. But we don’t read more

Not One More Death

By David Swanson

The Stop the War Coalition in the UK has set a standard for anti-war activism that we in the United States struggle to match. They’ve held larger protests, convened more significant conferences, and moved their agenda further in public opinion, in Parliament, and in the courts than we have done. On Tuesday they organized protests nationwide outside the studios of the BBC, which of course already provides a level of openness and honesty in its reporting that those of us read more

Truth Seeping Through Media After Ten Months

By David Swanson

It’s March 27th, my son’s due date, but it looks like he may be late being born. Maybe he’s heard what it’s like out here. I may have had C-Span a little loud during Bush’s last press conference.

Wesley has spent the past nine months preparing to enter the world. I’ve spent the past ten months trying to get the U.S. media to admit that Bush blatantly lied to them and they in turn to us.

It’s funny how things tend to all develop at once. read more

Video of Forum on War and Impeachment

Video by Ken Zelin, post-production by Virginia Moore

March 13, 2006, Charlottesville, Va.

Sue Chase and Bill Anderson of Charlottesville Center for Peace and Justice: MOV
Al Weed, candidate for Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District: MOV
David Swanson of Progressive Democrats of America and ImpeachPAC: MOV
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Homeland Dreamland

By David Swanson

If you have not yet seen the film “Occupation Dreamland,” I highly recommend it. Co-Director Garrett Scott died on March 2, but he truly accomplished something before he left.
http://www.occupationdreamland.com

Those who oppose the Iraq War often struggle with the fact that so many U.S. soldiers are willing to participate in it, are willing to attack someone else’s country, raid their houses, shoot at their cars, melt the skin off their children with white phosphorous. read more

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.

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

Click on “Listen Now” and then drag the cursor to the portion you want to listen to.

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March

  March
    By David Swanson
    t r u t h o u t | Exclusive Report

    Saturday 11 March 2006

    The month of March is the time for marching. The cherry buds and articles of impeachment will be emerging soon in Washington. On the Gulf Coast, Mardi Gras hangovers and media interest in hurricane victims are wearing off. The 20th of this month will be the third anniversary of the war and the 36th International read more