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

"We Are Human, Like You"

By David Swanson

Andy Shallal.

A delegation of women from Iraq told stories last night in Washington, D.C., unlike anything we’ve ever heard about this war from the media in the United States. And the media was not there, so I’m going to tell you what they said.

The event was held at Busboys and Poets, the restaurant that serves as the gathering place for all social justice groups in Washington. The restaurant’s owner is Andy Shallal, an Iraqi American and an active opponent of the war. Shallal read more

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