It's National Nancy Off the Table Day

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

That's right, children, it's national Nancy Day, honoring the occasion on May 7, 2006, when Nancy Pelosi first allowed Tim Russert to badger her into agreeing that she wouldn't permit the impeachment of Saint George or Father Dick, not even if they barbequed children on the White House lawn.


Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union by David Swanson

Book Can Now Be Ordered, Book Tour Being Planned

You can now pre-order my book at at

It's a thick book containing everything I know - and then some - for $10 (pre-order discount price).  And you can support a good cause by pre-ordering it now.

You can also call or visit your local bookstore right now and ask them to be sure to stock the book. If you're in California, Pennsylvania, Florida, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, or Ohio please see below.  I'm only coming once to any given state, so please schedule more events for the times I will be in yours! Please don't ask me later why I didn't come to your town! If you're in another state, please contact me re dates in 2010. -- David Swanson


Tag: Impeachment Open for what to do and why.


Listen to Francis Boyle

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

As evidence of Bush and Cheney's crimes is slowly pried loose from President Obama's fingers, it's easy to forget just how long ago numerous articulate voices were identifying and denouncing those crimes, none more so that Francis Boyle, who told Bill O'Reilly on his Fox News show on September 13, 2001:


NY and MA Events on Accountability, Prosecution, and War Crimes

Tag: About David Swanson, Impeachment, Peace and War

Is it Still a Crime if a President Does it? If Obama Keeps the Powers Bush Seized, What Powers Do We Have? If War Criminals Walk, What Will Prevent Wars?

Join the conversation and get organized to take action at these April events in New York and Massachusetts:

April 18, 2009, 3:00 p.m. New York, NY, panel at the Left Forum at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, organized by Seven Stories Press: David Swanson, Erna Paris, and Minky Worden:

April 18, 2009, 5:00 p.m. New York, NY, panel on "Prosecuting Bush Era War Criminals & Seizure of Powers: Preventing More Crimes" at the Left Forum at Pace University, One Pace Plaza, organized by World Can't Wait including David Swanson and Linda Rigas, and moderator Debra Sweet:

April 19, 2009, David Swanson and Debra Sweet with intro by Jeff Cohen, 7 p.m. at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY, Sponsored by the Middle East Crisis Response, Woodstock Veterans for Peace, Contact: 845 679-3299 or tkau!

April 20, 2009, David Swanson and Valeria A. Gheorghiu, Albany, NY, Albany Friends Meetinghouse, 727 Madison Avenue, near corner of Madison & Lake Ave bordering on Washington Park, 12:00 noon.

April 20, 2009, David Swanson and Valeria A. Gheorghiu, Pittsfield, Mass., Berkshire Community College, 7:00 p.m.

April 21, 2009, David Swanson and John Bonifaz, Amherst, Mass., Bangs Community Center 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

UPDATES on all of these events here:


David Swanson's book "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union" will be published by Seven Stories Press in September 2009. He is planning events around the country at that time. If you'd like Swanson to come to your town or can help with planning an event, please go here:


Demand Accountability for Torture

Tag: Impeachment

A new report by a journalist who has seen a secret 2007 report by the International Committee of the Red Cross concludes:

"Beginning in the spring of 2002 the United States government began to torture prisoners. This torture, approved by the President of the United States and monitored in its daily unfolding by senior officials, including the nation's highest law enforcement officer, clearly violated major treaty obligations of the United States, including the Geneva Conventions and the Convention Against Torture, as well as US law."

Here's what you can do about it:

Events are planned around the country marking the sixth anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq, for which there has been no accountability. From April 4 to 19, your representatives and senators will be home in their districts and states. Here are tools you can use in organizing and lobbying:

1. Print, copy, and distribute this flyer (PDF).

2. Ask your Congress member to impeach former torture memo author, now appeals court judge Jay Bybee; click here.

3. Ask your Congress member and senators to cosponsor the State Secrets Protection Act, to require court review when presidents deny access to information by claiming "state secrets;” click here.

4. Over 175 groups, including several chapters of PDA, are asking the attorney general to appoint a special prosecutor for Bush and Cheney. Add your group here:

In Solidarity, PDA Accoutability & Justice Action Group

Progressive Democrats of America is a grassroots PAC that works both inside the Democratic Party and outside in movements for peace and justice. Our goal in 2009: Work with and increase the progressive majority in Congress as we build on our 2008 electoral successes. PDA's advisory board includes seven members of Congress and activist leaders such as Tom Hayden, Medea Benjamin, Thom Hartmann, Jim Hightower, and Rev. Lennox Yearwood.

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Why Dems Liked Mukasey Better Than Holder

Tag: Impeachment

By David Swanson

Democrats in Congress respected former Attorney General Michael Mukasey beyond any measure he appeared to have earned, and to the extent of fully expecting him to perform his duties even in the most difficult circumstances. In contrast, the same Congress members do not believe Attorney General Eric Holder is up to the job.


Complete Recipe for Accountability: Just Add Sweat

Tag: Impeachment, Peace and War, Political Ideas

By David Swanson,

The First Step Is Prosecutions:


Sign a petition asking Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate and prosecute any and all government officials who have participated in war crimes. Sign now.

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