fix articles 43444, charles rangel
How To Contact The 544 Unelected Superdelegates Pledged To Clinton (tags)
7 more weeks remain to prevent a woman more hawkish than Obama from becoming the Democratic nominee
Jury draft can cause military draft (tags)
When old people are required to serve on juries some of them advocate requiring young people to serve in the U.S. military.
Easing Gaza's Siege: Bogus and Unacceptable (tags)
Israel's easing bogus
Early Suspicions About Bernard Madoff (tags)
All Wall Street like Madoff
What Will It Take to Defeat the War? (tags)
On June 28-29, an “Open National Antiwar Conference” was held in Cleveland, called by a newly minted National Assembly to End the Iraq War and Occupation. Over objections from the conference organizers, centrally Socialist Action, the assembly voted to change the name to include reference to the war on Afghanistan, and to emphasize the connection with U.S. backing for the Zionist occupation of Palestine. (The sponsors of the confab were so right-wing that they feared losing “unity” with Democratic Party supporters of Israel and the Afghanistan war!) What did not change at all was the popular-front character of the new outfit, tying it to the bourgeois parties despite the fig leaf of electoral “independence.” Making this utterly clear, it was decided not to call a national antiwar mobilization prior to the November elections explicitly in order to court those forces who wish to aid the Democrats (and therefore want to avoid making problems for the presumptive Democratic nominee, Barack Obama). Here is the leaflet issued by the Internationalist Group at the conference.
Fidel Castro: Who wants to be in the Garbage Dump? (tags)
Today, by mere chance, I remembered that the OAS still exists, when I read a cable posted on the Internet which contained an article by Georgina Saldierna, published in La Jornada, titled “Insulza rules out the possibility of re-admitting Cuba into the OAS”. No one even remembered the OAS. Note how retrograde this line of reasoning is.
NY Congressman Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Is the draft constitutional? (tags)
So NY Congressman Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Is the draft, military conscription, or slavery which is really what it is constitutional? Let's take a walk thru the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions and check it out. Is slavery a constitutional method of supplying soldiers for the U.S. Military?
Call For Military Draft To Congress (tags)
reinstate mandatory military service
Action Alert: Thank Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez for Speaking Truth to Power! (tags)
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez calls the Devil by his current name George Bush and Democrat Party leaders show their true colors...blue and yellow.
32 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Inquiry (tags)
32 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.
House Resolution 635: Impeachment (tags)
30 Dems now support 635
A (Very Short) Honor Roll of House Members Who Are Standing Up for the Constitution (tags)
While the representatives who have joined Rep. Conyers in calling for censure and for impeachment investigations of Bush and Cheney, the most remarkable thing about this little list is who is not on it.
“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)
On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”
FRI 9/9: Cindy Sheehan Hits LA (tags)
Cindy Sheehan Back in California Friday to Push Area Representatives and Senators to Bring the Troops Home from Iraq and Speak at Public Event in Culver City in the Evening Sheehan will speak with Senator Barbara Boxer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi by phone, and meet with Senator Dianne Feinstein’s staff in Bay Area, and Congressman Henry Waxman in Los Angeles
From Congress to union halls: Demand widens: Exit Iraq! (tags)
Lawmakers respond to public outcry WASHINGTON — "Let Conyers in!" the crowd chanted at the White House gate the evening of June 16. Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-Mich.) and a dozen other lawmakers had come to deliver petitions signed by 566,000 people demanding that President George W. Bush answer for the so-called Downing Street Memo proving that he "fixed" intelligence to justify war on Iraq.
R.I.P. Gary Webb -- Unembedded Reporter (tags)
Gary Webb, a courageous investigative journalist who was the target of one of the most ferocious media attacks on any reporter in recent history, was found dead Friday after an apparent suicide.
BTL:Shortage of Soldiers to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan Sparks Debate Over... (tags)
...Reinstitution of Military Draft ~ Interview with Tod Ensign, director of Citizen Soldier, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)
Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.
BTL:Defying President Bush, House Passes Legislation Overturning His... (tags)
...New Trade, Travel Restrictions on Cuba ~ Interview with Alvaro Fernandez, president of the Cuban American Commission for Family Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
US runs low on soldiers (tags)
A radio is playing Marvin Gaye's What's Going On as the Veterans for Peace create a memorial known as Arlington West on the beach beside Santa Monica Pier. They are placing 1008 white crosses in the sand - one for each US soldier killed in Iraq as of September 12.
Coming Soon: The Return of the Draft, a Bipartisan Production (tags)
Barring a sudden reversal in the direction of US foreign policy, a strong bipartisan push to reinstate the draft can be expected soon after the November elections. Whether or not Bush wins is irrelevant. The logic of empire requires more boots on the ground, and conscription looks like the only way to get them.
Becerra Supports Draft (tags)
Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.
Grieving moms & dads: ‘End the war!’ (tags)
Political elite moving toward reactivating draft (tags)
In a speech delivered on February 29 at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), Kerry declared that “to replenish our overextended military, as president, I will add 40,000 active-duty army troops, a temporary increase likely to last the remainder of the decade”. While Kerry has not spelt out how he thinks the US Army could add 40,000 combat troops to its ranks, there are currently two bills before the US Congress which authorise the US president to activate a military draft of men and women between the ages of 18 and 26.
U.S.-backed coup spurs terror in Haiti (tags)
GOP slammed for ‘police state tactics’ (tags)
WASHINGTON – An angry melee July 17 in which Ways and Means Chair Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) called out the Capitol police to evict Democratic House members from a congressional meeting room is part of a ruthless Republican “power grab,” warn lawmakers, labor, and other grassroots advocates.
Members of Congress Who Oppose our Troops. (tags)
11 members of the House of Representatives who voted 'no' on a statement of support for our troops.
Front-line troops disproportionately white, not black Numbers refute long-held belief (tags)
From USA TODAY http://www.usatoday.com/usatonline/20030121/4794964s.htm
I Will Not Subsidize Big Oil with the Blood of My Sons and Daughters. (tags)
Take the pledge "I Will Not Subsidize Big Oil with the Blood of My Sons and Daughters" and e-mail it to all the parents you know, especially those that have son's and daughters being shipped to the Gulf as we speak
Speaker of the House Calls for a vote on delayed Fast-Track (tags)
Interesting stuff below. It seems that the pro-trade forces are jockeying for a better position, rather than actually pushing for a vote on Fast Track. Apparently, a lot of pressure is set to come down on Harlem's Rep. Charles Rangel.