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Justin Amash is the loneliest Republican in Congress (tags)

Justin Amash is the loneliest Republican in Congress

Trump & Republican Party: Party Of Animal Cruelty, War & Denial Of Human Rights (tags)

The Republican Party is the party of animal cruelty and violation of human rights.. Please read of their crimes of cruelty and vote out all who stand for election in primaries and general elections of 2018. Many of these people name themselves 'prolife' as they vote for illegal wars, heinous judicial and gubernatorial execution murders, and animal slaughter.

"A Hostile Act": Mexico Braces for Trump's Border Wall (tags)

Numerous civil liberties and human rights organizations, meanwhile, blasted Trump’s immigration directives as emblematic of a horrifying descent into discriminatory and racist policy territory.

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

ADI awards Congressman Jim Moran the 2014 Animal Champion Award for his dedication to end (tags)

ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe presents Rep. Moran with the ADI Animal Champion Award in Washington DC.

Philippines: Vocal DAP critic Bayan Muna Neri Colmenares also got P25M from fund (tags)

MANILA, Philippines–One of the most vocal critics of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) in the House of Representatives was allocated the economic stimulus fund that the Supreme Court recently declared unconstitutional.

Philippines: 5 Makabayan bloc legislators got P481M pork barrel (tags)

Documents from the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) last year showed that five congressmen belonging to the Makabayan bloc in the House of Representatives received a combined P481 million in Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) since President Aquino assumed office in 2010.

Rich Congress, Poor America (tags)

inequalitys

Ballona Wetlands Again in Jeopardy (tags)

Just 10 years after the the Ballona Wetlands were acquired and preserved (an endeavor that took decades), they are again under attack. The Annenberg Foundation, which has done impressive work elsewhere, plans to purchase the wetlands and develop part of it. A demonstration occurred on Thursday October 17.

Global Opposition to Attacking Syria (tags)

Syria

Firing Up Action On Climate Change (tags)

As wildfire season commences in California, a local group of citizens is stepping forward on May 29 to ask Rep. Judy Chu of Pasadena to address the cause of the increase in fires by taking a leadership role in Congress on climate change legislation and resources, including ending the sequester which harms California's ability to combat fires..

Recall effort launched against Rep. John Kavanagh (tags)

Will Rep. John Kavanagh be recalled for making Arizona the "Show me your genitals state" with his silly SB 1432 which makes it a crime to use the wrong restroom???

Philippine Congressman Walden Bello visits Filipino communities in US cities (tags)

IN several forums this month, Congressman Walden Bello is visiting Filipino-American communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland to talk about the upcoming May 13 mid-term congressional elections in the Philippines, and the role his political party, Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party, has played in the passing of progressive legislation during the just-concluded 15th Congress. Akbayan’s Risa Hontiveros is running for a Senate seat in May, and is in the circle of candidates deemed to have a chance of winning a seat – a first in the Senate for Akbayan. Akbayan is also running as a party-list organization to again have their House seats.

Do not Use the Filipino Children in 'Humanizing' the War Machinery – Rep. Emmi De Jesus (tags)

“The exposure of children to high-powered American war machines is a subtle way of inculcating into their young minds the culture of war,” said GWP Rep. Emmi De Jesus in reaction to the PDI banner photo of a smiling US marine letting a boy peek into his gun scope during the on-going 10-day Philippine-US Amphibious Landing Exercise (Philblex) 2013.

How to stop sex scandal, women activists suggest ways (tags)

Manila, Philippines: Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus are now sisters, having Scandal as their new surnames.

Money Power Runs America (tags)

class war

Vilifying Muslims in America (tags)

persecution

SAN FRANCISCO BOARD APPROVES RESOLUTION SUPPORTING HR 210 (tags)

The Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) today announced that the San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed a resolution supporting the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act or the HR 210 sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier last May 19, 2011 The resolution stated that the Board ? fully supports and urges the passage of the said legislation. In an effort to bring some measure of justice for the Filipino Veterans who fought valiantly with the US military in World War II.? The Board also ? directs the clerk of the board to send a copy to minority floor leader Rep.Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Jackie Speier of the House of Representatives.?

EPPC CONDEMNS ANTI-MUSLIM WITCH-HUNT IN THE US CONGRESS (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) stands with our fellow US Muslims who say they are being unfairly singled out in the US Congressional hearings. The EPCC condemns the fact that the hearing conducted by the GOP in the House has become like a witch-hunt,. The EPCC asks: " Why is there no hearing on racist and white supremacist rightist groups? Why are they so quick to brand Muslim terrorist and soft on terrorism and quiet on the White guy who shot Rep. Giiffords and the conservatives quick to call him just "crazy"?

REP. SPEIER FILED FILIPINO VETERANS FAIRNESS ACT OF 2011 (tags)

Rep. Jackie Speier on Thursday introduced a bill in Congress that seeks to make Filipino veterans of World War II eligible for the same benefits available to U.S. veterans. Speier held a news conference in San Mateo Monday to outline the bill, which has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. “It gives full benefits to every Filipino who served in World War II,” Speier said, estimating that approximately 50,000 Filipino soldiers survive.

Dark years of Marcos dictatorship ‘must not be forgotten’ – victims (tags)

PHILIPPINES. On the eve of the late former President Ferdinand Marcos' 93rd birth anniversary, Filipinos appear to be forgetting his legacy of abuse, victims of human rights violations during his long rule said on Friday.

The Controversial Code NGO Peace Bonds is Back with Vengeance (tags)

The controversial Peace Bonds that earned a windfall profit of P1.48-billion for the Code NGO then headed by now Social Welfare and Development Secretary Dinky Soliman, along with the sister of then Finance Secretary Isidro Camacho, is back under the rule of President Noynoy "No Wangwang" Aquino III. People's Organizations and responsible legislators are asking that DSWD's Dinky Soliman and her cohorts should be investigated and that people behind it should be held accountable for the mess that allegedly duped the Philippine government in billions of pesos. Social Welfare Secretary Corazon “Dinky” Soliman, who used to hold the position during the time of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Arroyo, said she is willing to face the probe. The P1.4-billion earnings from the secondary sale of the bonds was alleged to have ended in the Peace Foundation she headed.

JUSTICE FOR FILIPINO AMERICAN VETERANS (JFAV) MEET W/ Congressman Bob Filner Share (tags)

A group of Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) met with Congressman Bob Filner, ( D-51st District) ,head of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs in a legislative visit in his Chula Vista office today at 9:00 AM, July 09, 2010. The San Diego and Los Angeles group headed by JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia and San Diego JFAV representation met with Congressman Filner and his Filipino deputy Manny Doria for fifteen minutes. The JFAV organization updated Rep. Filner on the present situation of 16,000 Filipino veterans who were denied of their lump sum claims by the Department of Veterans Affair (DVA). Rep. Filner acknowledged that they did not expect that more than 41,000 Filipino World War II veterans will apply for claims. They ( US Congress) only provided for 18,000 Filipino veterans.

Democratic Party Defends Israeli Attack on Freedom Flotilla (tags)

Are you still registered Democrat instead of the pro-Palestinian Peace & Freedom Party or Green Party? The Democratic Party has come out in full force in support of the massacre of 15 members of the Freedom Flotilla, with 9 officially dead and 6 missing, reported thrown overboard by Israel's military, at US taxpayer expense. Here are the statements of the latest Democrats, defending Israel, after Democratic Vice President Joe Biden did the same, and the Republicans also do the same as both are 100% pro-Israel at all levels of office. And Critical Resistance's smuggled video is also here, showing the peaceful nature of the flotilla members.

Stand Up for Local Media! Stop the Comcast/NBC Merger. (tags)

A Comcast takeover of NBC would mean higher prices, fewer choices, and could spark a wave of new media mergers. It would give one company too much control of what we can watch and how we can watch it.

PHILIPPINES: Bongbong Marcos campaigning for militants on slate, too (tags)

The bitter enemies of the late President Ferdinand Marcos are now the political allies of his son, Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand Marcos Jr., who is running for a senator under the Nacionalista Party.

PHILIPPINES: Villar should face music, says worried Ocampo (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—Even his political ally agrees that Sen. Manuel Villar, a presidential candidate, should face the music and speak up in the Senate about the C-5 road project controversy.

PHILIPPINES: GWP Liza Maza, Marcos to join common NP sorties (tags)

MANILA, Philippines—Gabriela Women's Party Rep. Liza Maza and Ilocos Norte Rep. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos can look forward to spending more time together.

Liza Maza, Ocampo Defend NP Slate (tags)

Progressive candidates eyeing for a senatorial post in 2010 defended their move to run as “guests” of the Nacionalista Party (NP). This came after critics began expressing opinions opposing the move of the two senatoriables which allegedly “overshadowed their moral ascendancy as real public servants.” Rep. Satur Ocampo and Rep. Liza Maza of the Makabayang Koalisyon ng Mamamayan (Makabayan) announced Dec. 14 their intent to join NP as guests, supporting Manny Villar and Loren Legarda as president and vice president, respectively.

PHILIPPINES: Extreme Left-wing lawmakers, NP ties still open (tags)

TWO LEFT-WING party-list congressmen who are running for senator are still open to linking with the Nacionalista Party (NP) despite its alliance with the Marcos-led Kilusang Bagong Lipunan (KBL). KBL or New Society Movement is the party founded by the dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., after declaring martial law. The Nacionalista Party (NP) was the party of Marcos prior to his proclamation of Martial Law.

Benigno 'Noynoy' Aquino for the next Philippine President (tags)

An administration that shall not enter into any compromises with Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), her family and her cronies. A government that shall commit to reverse the political and economic damages wrought by the Arroyo administration. A political leadership that shall use its authority and shall exercise political will to introduce basic reforms that would restore our faith in our own capacity to lead decent and honorable lives.

House Resolution Designates Venezuela a State Sponsor of Terrorism (tags)

Chavez bashing continues

MELISSA ROXAS: As Palparan Fails to Break Roxas in Manila, US Legal Team Files Complaint.. (tags)

While former Philippine military leader-turned-lawmaker Jovito Palparan fails to break the credibility of American citizen Melissa Roxas’ testimony that it was the Philippine military that tortured and abducted her last May during a hearing before the Philippine House Committee on Human Rights in Manila, official complaints of torture have already been filed by Roxas’ US legal team with the United Nations in Geneva and United States State Department.

BTL:Progressive Challenger to Hawkish Democrat Rep. Jane Harman Gets an Early Start (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Progressive Party Lists solons vow to oppose Palparan’s entry to House (tags)

Militant and Progressive party list bloc lawmakers yesterday continued to express their opposition to the upcoming entry of retired Army Gen. Jovito Palparan as representative of Bantay party-list group and Ma. Lourdes Arroyo, the younger sister of First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, as representative of party-list group Ang Kasangga. According to Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza and Anak Pawis Rep. Rafael Mariano, Palparan has no place in the House of Representatives. “The proclamation of Lulu Arroyo and Palparan as party-list representatives shows the shameless bastardizing of the party-list system by Malacañang. Since when did they represent the marginalized and underrepresented sectors?” Maza said.

Re: Wiretap: Rep. Jane Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC: (tags)

Re: Wiretap: Rep. Jane Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC:

Wiretap: Rep. Jane Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC: (tags)

Wiretap: Rep. Jane Harman Promising to Intervene for AIPAC:

KPFA's manager attends a board meeting (tags)

KPFA is the Pacifica sister station in the Bay Area of Northern California

Pseudo Theologian Rep. Peter T. King Sounds Off (tags)

Notre Dame U. plans to bestow an honorary degree on President Barack Obama. This caused the ultra Iraq War Hawk, Rep. Peter T. King (R-3-NY), to toss a major hissy fit. He insisted that because of Obama’s support for abortion, that the award would be an insult to “Catholic moral teachings.” Why weren’t these Catholic standards applied to the Bush-Cheney Gang’s War without End, torture policies and the shredding of the U.S. Constitution?

Are you a friend/family of an undocumented immigrant? (tags)

Come and sign a petition urging Obama to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. The petition will be delivered to the President by members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus at teh end of March 2009.

The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace Newest PR Lie about The Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

BEWARE OF UNION-BUSTING LIES about The Employee Free Choice Act by The Coalition for a Democratic Workplace and the Alliance for Worker Freedom (AWF)

Stop The California State Budget Attack On Californians! Email contacts! (tags)

Stop The Monstrous Budget Cutting Rippoff Measures Being Proposed By Democrats & The Governor Which Places The Welfare Of 38 Million Californians' At Risk!

99% of House joins 100% of Senate in Supporting Israel with HRes34 (tags)

On January 9, 2009, one day after the fascist US Senate voted 100% to support US/Israel terrorism in Gaza with Senate Resolution 10, the House of Representatives, with House Resolution 34, voted 99% to support the same genocide with only 5 No votes. Democrat Barbara Lee did NOT vote No; she played around in the “Present” pool, inexcusable in the face of genocide perpetrated with $15 million a day from the American taxpayers.

ARROYO's SON LED LOBBY AGAINST LAND REFORM (tags)

The eldest child of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Rep. Mikey Arroyo of Pampanga province, was the leader of the landlord lobby in the House of Representatives that resulted in the demise of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP), a militant party-list congressman claimed Friday. Rep. Satur Ocampo of the Bayan Muna party-list group said, “In the first all-party caucus in the middle of the year, [Speaker Prospero Nograles] called for an initial straw vote by asking the representatives to stand up. Mikey Arroyo led those who voted against CARP extension.”

PESANTE CONDEMNS JR 19 OF PHILIPPINE CONGRESS (tags)

“Cats with gloves cannot catch mice” The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA vehemently condemns the anti-peasant Joint Resolution No. 19. Passed by the Philippine Congress before it went to its Christmas season recess. Pesante-USA stands with and wholeheartedly support the walk-out of progressive party list members and their principled opposition to the landlord schemes. ( Below is the full text of the progressive party list statement) After more than twenty years of sham land reform we contemptuously called “BIGAY-BAWI”, the ruling clique of the US-Arroyo regime who are prime despotic landlords in their respective areas, consolidated their hold like the landlords of El Salvador and Colombia and really are counter-revolutionaries at heart.

Lehman sought millions for execs while seeking bailout (tags)

http://baltimore.indymedia.org/newswire/display/17936/index.php

reps threatened with martial law over bailout bill   (tags)

Democratic Congressman: Representatives Were Threatened With Martial Law In America Over Bailout Bill..

HR 6304 Sets New Referendum; Fire all the Traitors! (tags)

Our representatives have turned on us. It is very clear, with the passage of HR6304 in the House of Representatives, that it will be up to us to make a difference in this country.

Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America’s global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!

Pasadena Protest against the Iraq War (tags)

Protesters visited Rep Schiff's office to demand an end to the US occupation in Iraq after 5 years of bloodshed.

Rep. Ron Paul Stands Alone (defying AIPAC) in Voting Against Gaza Bill (see the latest CNI (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul Stands Alone (defying AIPAC) in Voting Against Gaza Bill

JFAV Pays Tribute to Rep. Tom Lantos,(D-CA), 80 (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans(JFAV) pays tribute to Rep. Tom Lantos of California who passed away. JFAV learned that Lantos, 80, passed away at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in suburban Maryland. Lantos, a Democrat who chaired the House Foreign Affairs Committee, disclosed last month that he had been diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus. He has supported the veterans equity bill .

PHILIPPINES: Lozada committed an act of valor and integrity, not destabilization (tags)

AKBAYAN Citizens Action Party Rep. Risa Hontiveros said that dismissing Lozada’s explosive statement as an attempt to destabilize the country would not do, saying that what Lozada divulged lays accountability on the National Broadband Network (NBN) deal at the doorstep of Malacanang Presidential Palace.

Neocon-Lite Sen. Mikulski Sets Dems’ Cynical Agenda (tags)

The 2008 presidential election is heating up. Neocon-Lite Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), in a spiel in the Baltimore Examiner, blasted President George W. Bush for shortchanging national priorities because of the cost of the Iraq War. She failed to mention, however, that she has been an enabler of that conflict and has done nothing to end it. The cynical Democratic Party strategy is to let the Iraq War continue and to blame Bush for everything.

Impeachment: Will Congress Grant the Desires of “We the People?” (tags)

It has been a month since our Democratically run Congress heard Rep. Kucinich’s Articles of Impeachment. When will they do their job and do the people’s bidding?

PHILIPPINES: Estrada's pardon honor among thieves (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) condemned the granting of executive clemency for former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying that it reflects not national unity but honor among thieves.

Blackwater's Run for the Border (tags)

There are signs that Blackwater USA, the private security firm that came under intense scrutiny after its employees killed 17 civilians in Iraq in September, is positioning itself for direct involvement in U.S. border security. The company is poised to construct a major new training facility in California, just eight miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. While contracts for U.S. war efforts overseas may no longer be a growth industry for the company, Blackwater executives have lobbied the U.S. government since at least 2005 to help train and even deploy manpower for patrolling America's borders.

U.S. Troops Are Dying, So That Bush Can “Save Face!” (tags)

Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), on Oct. 17, 2007, on Capitol Hill, said: “Thousands of kids are going to come back in caskets, [from the Iraq War], which we are not allowed to see, or with amputations, brain injuries, with traumatic stress.” Why? Rep. Filner answers: “[Because Bush] is going to make the Democrats take responsibility for ‘this thing.’ That is to ‘save his face.’” I say: Let Bush “save face” in prison, with V.P. Dick Cheney, as his cell mate!

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Gets an "F" Grade (tags)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has miserably failed the American people. Instead of standing up to the Bush-Cheney Gang on the illegal Iraq War, and a host of other issues, too, she has caved in. The American people voted for a change of policy on Iraq, in the Nov. 7, 2006 election; Pelosi has failed to deliver on that mandate. When ex-House Speaker Tom Foley let the voters down, they gave him the boot. It’s time to give Speaker Pelosi the boot, too!

Philippines: Another Scandal rocks Arroyo regime (tags)

ZTE deal to cost US$527 million after 20 years of repayment

Taking Impeachment to a Republican Representative (tags)

JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.

Why don't Rep. Pelosi & Your Rep. Sponsor HR 676 for single payer healthcare? (tags)

The obvious question after viewing the outstanding movie exposing the bankrupt US healthcare system, Sicko, is what is Congress doing about this? The answer is there is HR 676, a bill for single payer healthcare. Believe it or not, Rep. Pelosi is not listed as a sponsor, and neither is most of the California delegation. If you cannot find your representative on the following sponsor list, call them and demand they sponsor HR 676 now.

Video: Rep. Maxine Waters Inaugurates L.A. National Impeachment Center (tags)

Collaboration between passionate Greens and engaged Progressive Democrats -- Rep. Maxine Waters announced to all major media covering a press conference that, "Westside Greens, Progressive Democrats, Los Angeles Greens and the Santa Monica Democratic Club are to be lauded for this historic effort" in launching the Los Angeles National Impeachment Center (LANIC).

Cheney “Fixes” Libby, Cons America and Thwarts Justice (tags)

Vice President Dick Cheney is a Halliburton-challenged-con-man extraordinaire! Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) charged, via H Res 333, that he lied the nation into the Iraqi War and that he is also seeking, by hook or by crook, a war with Iran. Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) said Cheney acts like he is “above the law.” Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-IL) urged, after “Scooter” Libby, a Cheney stooge, got his sentence commuted, that it’s time for “an inquiry into these very serious crimes.” Bottom line: Impeach Dick Cheney!

Mammoth electoral fraud in Philippines elections: Padding and shaving (tags)

Nearly three weeks after election day, there are still no definitive results for the Philippine elections to the Senate and House of Representatives. Counting is still continuing and in a number of provinces it has not even begun. This has nothing to do with inefficiency and everything to do with ballot-rigging. The Philippines is one of the most corrupt ‘democracies’ in the world. During the 2004 presidential election, the victory of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo was widely attributed to large-scale fraud. A tape was massively circulated of a conversation between the President and Virgilio Garcillano, head of Comelec, the national election commission. Arroyo was heard addressing him familiarly, ‘Hello Garci’, and the election chief proudly assured her that he would guarantee her a million-vote majority.

The “Cloud” over Dick Cheney Just Got Darker! (tags)

Lewis “Scooter” Libby is a dark cloud hanging over the head of Dick Cheney. The Special Prosecutor is convinced that Libby lied to protect his boss, the V.P., re: Joe Wilson/Valeri Plame smear. This dark cloud, coupled with the “Nightmare” of impeachment, is Cheney’s new reality. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), et al, via H Res 333, intend to bring Cheney to Justice. It’s time for Rep. John Conyers of the Judiciary Committee to issue the subpoenas.

Political Fiefdoms Dig In (tags)

A look at the election outcome in some of the political turfs would show whether the geopolitical balance of power has changed without necessarily shaking the infrastructures of political dynasties in those areas. The clan of Macapagal-Arroyo has been in power for 58 years, broken only by the Marcos dictatorship. Even if the clan has spun out its political presence in Camarines Sur and Negros, it has a lot of damage control coming up what with the province of Pampanga - considered Mrs. Arroyo's bailiwick and father Diosdado's birthplace - going to a new governor,

A Congressman of the People: Parren J. Mitchell (RIP) (tags)

Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, age 85, died on May 28, 2007. He served the people of Baltimore, MD, for eight terms in the U.S. Congress (1971-87). He was fighter for Civil Rights, who opposed the Vietnam War and pushed for the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. Today, by contrast, Maryland is stuck with U.S. Sen., Barbara A. Mikulski. She supports funding for the Iraqi War, with no conditions, and condones the wrongdoings of President George W. Bush.

Filipino Workers urged: Vote for truth, full employment (tags)

Thousands of workers from the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and the Confederation of Independent Unions (CIU) gathered in MetroManila, Lipa, Cebu, Davao City, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro City,Zamboanga City and Cotabato City to commemorate the 104th International Labor Day, urging other workers to support candidateswho would vow to unearth the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy.

AKBAYAN denounces US intervention in Philippine elections (tags)

AKBAYAN Party-list condemned today the reported participation of US soldiers Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) initiated campaigns against leftist party-list organizations. The group said that it received reports from the local media in Zamboanga City that US soldiers are also campaigning against party-list groups that the AFP considers as “communist fronts.”

Philippines: On PERC Corruption Survey (tags)

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo reaping the fruits of her folly

AJLPP-NY/NJ DENOUNCES THE WAR ON IRAQ AT THE MARCH ON THE PENTAGON (tags)

Speech delivered by Leah Obias of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) - NY/NJ at the historic March on the Pentagon on March 17, 2007 in Washington DC

Democrats wimp out again (tags)

Proposal would force Bush to admit military shortfalls. WASHINGTON - House Democratic leaders are developing an antiwar proposal that would not cut off money for U.S. troops in Iraq but would require President Bush to acknowledge problems with an overburdened military.

PHILIPPINES: Ghost of the fraudulent 2004 elections will haunt this year’s polls (tags)

As the opposition and the administration finalize their line-up, AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) warned voters of opportunists who would cover up the single most important issue in this year’s elections – the ‘Hello Garci ’ controversy.

From George Washington to a Broomstick for a President (tags)

When Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) met with President George W. Bush, in the White House, on Feb. 15, 2007, he got the distinct impression that Bush’s “soul was shut down,” and that on the Iraqi War that his “mind was shut tight.” Non-binding Congressional Resolutions will not stop Bush’s “Surge.” Cutting off funds for the war will. Antiwar activists are showing the way on this issue by taking their campaign directly to the U.S. Congress.

Don't Do It, Mr. President (tags)

Don't Do It, Mr. Presidentby Rep. Ron Paulhttp://www.informationliberation.com/?id=20283 Before the U.S. House of Representatives February 6, 2007

Rep. John Conyers: “Congress Can Fire Bush!” (tags)

A massive anti-Iraqi War rally was held, in D.C., on Sat., Jan. 27, 2007. The Chairman of the House’s Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), sent an unmistakable warning to President George W. Bush. Conyers said he wants the “war stopped.” He reminded Bush, that the U.S. Congress “can fire him.” Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Bush “tricked the American people” into the war. She said, to loud applause: “Bush isn’t the decider. He’s the liar!”

PHILIPPINES - Smith's illegal transfer: Arroyo's judgment will be through the ballots (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today said that the Philippine President Arroyo's numerous crimes against the Constitution and the country's sovereignty, the latest of which is the patently illegal transfer of Smith's custody to the US Embassy, will tried through the ballots in the 2007 elections.

The government pays these criminals rather well (tags)

At least 20 former lawmakers convicted of crimes are eligible for taxpayer-funded pensions, some as high as $125,000 a year

Building Bridges Radio: Rep John Conyers-National Health Care – The Time Has Come (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

2006 ‘another murderous year’ with 111 high-profile killings in the Philippines (tags)

The year, 2006 that is about to end is "another murderous year" in the country "with at least 111 high-profile killings recorded to date," opposition Rep. Roilo Golez of Parañaque said yesterday. Golez, former national security adviser of President Arroyo, said the killings represent "a near total breakdown of peace and order in the country."

THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)

Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq

Rep. McKinney Files Articles of Impeachment (tags)

On Friday, outgoing Georgia Rep. Cynthia McKinney has filed articles of impeachment against President George W Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

HOUSE BACKS DOWN ON CON-ASS (tags)

---Faced with threats of massive protests against the planned constituent assembly (Con-Ass), President Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives said on Saturday that they would settle for a constitutional convention (Con-con).

Filipino women demand justice for Nicole, speedy resolution of subic rape case (tags)

Women from Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) converged at the Welcome Rotonda today joining nationwide protests for the speedy resolution of the Subic rape case and to call for justice for Nicole.

Approval of Bush policy on Iraq declines (tags)

Americans' approval of President Bush's handling of Iraq has dropped to the lowest level ever,

Betrayed Already! (tags)

The article below makes clear that if the Dems are true to the people who just put them in power they will elect Rep Jack Murtha House Majority Leader. But Nooooo! Checking the news this afternoon you will learn that they have betrayed the American people already by selecting a pro Bush/pro war hawk. So much for the "opposition." Please spread this truth far and wide. jamie

Rep. Lantos to chair International Affairs Committee? TELL PELOSI "NO!" (tags)

If you want the new, Democrat-led Congress to stand up for peace, NOW is the time to call or fax Rep. Nancy Pelosi and your Representatives and urge them to support a peacemaker--not a war-enabler--as Chairman of the House International Affairs Committee.

The Anti-War Movement Sourced the Democrats’ Victory! (tags)

The Democratic Party, read “The War Lite” Party, is basking in the glow of victory today. It has regained control of the House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate for the first time in 12-years. The two issues that it won on-The Iraqi War and the whacky persona of President George W. Bush-had little or nothing to do with the Democratic Party. Those two matters were actually sourced by activists in the Anti-Iraqi War Movement!

US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)

Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees

The Legacy of the Iraqi War Hawks (tags)

The body count goes up and up in Iraq; with more dead U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Chaos reigns! Yet, the man primarily responsible for this carnage, President George W. Bush, insists on “staying the course.” The evil legacy of this conflict metastasizes. The War Hawks, many in the U.S. Congress, some in the Media, along with the Neocons, bear culpability, too, in this matter. The Nov. election may be a last chance to restore sanity in Washington, D.C.

Military Families Speak Out 'Visit' Rep. Dana "Warbacker", Huntington Beach (tags)

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Kevin Zeese Challenges Rep. Cardin on Israel (tags)

Kevin Zeese, an Independent candidate for U.S. Senate from Maryland, is shaking up the Establishment. Despite the “unmatched power” the Israel Lobby exerts over our foreign policy, Zeese is challenging Rep. Ben Cardin to speak out about Israel’s “terror military policy” in Occupied Gaza and Lebanon. Cardin, who is also running for the U.S. Senate in MD, submitted a two sentence reply to Zeese. The people of Maryland deserve better!

Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm (tags)

Representative Maxine Waters Speaks At South Central Farm International Solidarity Days Sunday July 9 Against The “Unconscionable Act” of Bulldozing the Farm; Links City Council Member Jan Perry and Developer Ralph Horowitz “In Business Together”

‘Citizen’s Impeachment Complaint’ Filed Vs GMA (tags)

The second impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was formally filed today at the office of the secretary general of the House of Representatives, who confirmed it as the “first complaint” filed at his office. At 8:09 a.m., House secretary general Roberto P. Nazareno received a copy of the complaint by lead complainant Nini Quezon-Avanceña, as endorsed by opposition lawmakers House Minority Floor Leader Francis Escudero and San Juan Representative Ronaldo Zamora. The complainants held vigil at the House last night in anticipation of the filing of another complaint by lawyer Oliver Lozano, who filed the first impeachment case against the president last year.

US Rep. Maxine Waters (CA-35): End War in Iraq! Bring The Troops Home! (tags)

PRESS RELEASE: Waters is Chair of the Out of Iraq Caucus. The group explains its plans to end the war and to bring the troops home.

Press Conference June 22 10:00 (tags)

Press Conference to protest the Iraqi war will be held at Rep. Berman's district office on Thurs, June 22, 10:30am at 14546 Hamlin Street, Van Nuys, CA. 91411. Contacts: Rebecca Gonzalez-Tobias (310) 916-8888, Michael Jay (818) 783-6684

Philippines: Anti-Arroyo Groups Brace for Bigger Fights Ahead (tags)

In a gathering of around 100 leaders from labor, peasant, urban poor, women and youth groups, the umbrella coalition Laban ng Masa is bracing for bigger fights in its bid to oust the Arroyo regime and initiate reforms under a transitional revolutionary government.

Rep Rangel introduces Draft Bill (for Iran?): (tags)

Rep Rangel introduces Draft Bill (for Iran?):

Detained Philippine lawmaker files resolution vs. repressive US immigration bills (tags)

Activist Philippine lawmaker Rep. Crispin Beltran recently filed House Resolution 1263 urging the Philippine government to support the call of millions of Filipinos and migrants of other nationalities in the US and actively oppose the passage of the racist and repressive Sensenbrenner-King bill and other similar proposals.

TODAY! TELL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REP. TO VOTE NO ON HR-4681 (tags)

House Voting on Anti-Palestinian Legislation Today The US Campaign, www.endtheoccupation.org, has learned that the House of Representatives will vote today Tuesday, May 9 on HR4681, the Anti-Palestinian Act of 2006. This bill imposes draconian economic and diplomatic sanctions against the Palestinian people for exercising their democratic rights. TAKE ACTION TODAY! Pick up the phone now to call your Representative and urge a NO vote on HR4681, the Anti-Palestinian Act (talking points below).

Pelosi is in for a Surprise this November (tags)

Democratic leaders in Congress may be afraid of impeachment, but if Democratic voters oust Republicans in the fall, it will because they want a street fight, not because they want their party to begin compromising with Bush.

King Would be Proud of Rep. Barbara Lee! (tags)

On April 27, 2006, a Forum was held on Capitol Hill by the House of Representatives’ “Out of Iraq Caucus,” whose purpose is to end the Iraqi War and bring all the troops home. A leading Caucus members, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), also testified. She said there were no WMD in Iraq and that Osama bin Laden had no connections to 9/11, Iraq or Saddam Hussein. Lee said the Bush-Cheney Gang must answer to the people: “Why did [they] do it?”

THREE STATES to vote on forwarding REAL impeachment bills that require US House votes (tags)

author: Constitutionalist ....your own state's legislators can introduce Impeachment Proceedings against Bush immediately as a State Legislature Joint Resolution, that then goes on to be a preferred bill, meaning that it automatically takes precedence over all other bills then in Congress!

Racist Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher Calls for Slave Labor (tags)

"I say let the prisoners pick the fruits," said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California, one of more than a dozen Republicans who took turns condemning a Senate bill that offers an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants an opportunity for citizenship.

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

To bury the truth, GMA killed Philippine democracy (tags)

25 February 2006 AKBAYAN Party today denounced anew GMA's declaration of a State of National Emergency, saying that the draconian measures that the government imposed yesterday completely exposed the despotic inclinations of the ruling regime. "Yesterday's events were the last of the jigsaw pieces that revealed in full GMA's intention to rule the country through a dictatorship. What she has done is an insult not only to the millions of Filipinos who risked their lives to peacefully dismantle the Marcos dictatorship, but also to a world that was moved and inspired by the strength of our love for democracy and freedom. The dark days of Martial Law have been resurrected and they will haunt us as long as President GMA is in power and as long as systemic changes and democratic reforms are not in place," AKBAYAN Rep. Mayong Aguja said. "Just so she could evade the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy, the President is willing to destroy the already shaky democratic structures of the country."

Marcy Winograd, peace activist, to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in Primaries (tags)

Marcy Winograd, teacher, peace activist and president of Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, has announced her decision to challenge 36th District Rep. Jane Harman in the Democratic Party primary!

Democrats, Like Cheney, Are Shooting Their Own (tags)

Cheney can’t tell a quail from a Republican, which may be understandable from an intellectual point of view, but the Democratic Party’s killing off of progressive Congressional candidates is something more treacherous: suicide.

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.

December - Activists Very Active (tags)

Dispite cold temperatures, last month was a very active month for activists around the country and the world.

Ex-Rep. Findley: “It’s Time to Exit Iraq!” (tags)

On Dec. 1, 2005, at a public forum, on Capitol Hill, ex-Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL), urged President George W. Bush to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq-promptly. He offered a four point plan to that end. Findley said that his greatest fear is that Bush “will persist in his quest for a military victory.” He praised Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for demanding an “early and complete exit from Iraq.” Findley called for ending the U.S.’ “ugly role in the killing fields of Iraq.”

BTL:Some Congressional Democrats Now Push for White House Accountability on... (tags)

...False Pre-Iraq War Claims ~ Interview with U.S. Rep. Maurice Hinchey, D-N.Y. conducted by Between the Lines' Richard Hill

85.6% of the people vote against Gilchrist (tags)

The numbers show 85.6% of the people who voted in the special election voted for candidates other than Jim Gilchrist! What a loser he is!

“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!”

George W. Bush & Raffy Palmeiro: Birds of a Feather! (tags)

George W. Bush lied us into the Iraqi War, but remains unpunished for his wrongdoing. Meanwhile, on the sports front, Raffy Palmeiro of the Baltimore Orioles has tested positive for steroids and been suspended for ten days. Yet, he told Congress he had never used steroids. Rep. Chris Shays said he was “extremely disappointed” about Palmeiro. If so, what should the response of Congress be to all of Bush’s treachery? Think: Impeachment!

BTL:Rep. Barbara Lee Introduces Bill That Would Prohibit... (tags)

...Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq ~ Interview with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

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.

Rep. Conyers’ Spotlights Bush’s Pack of Lies (tags)

The Downing St. Memo was center stage on Capitol Hill, in Washington, DC, on June 16, 2005. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) called a hearing to focus on that leaked document, which shows that President George W. Bush, Jr., and his cohorts, were looking to “cook the intelligence” on the Iraqi War. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) said Bush is “a liar” and it’s time to bring the troops home!

After Downing St. Rally at KTLA (Report with Pix and Video) (tags)

A rally was convened on just one day's notice to support the hearings convened by Rep. Conyers and over 100 other Members of Congress to investigate the Downing St. Minutes. These recently-leaked minutes detail Bush's illegal conspiracy with Tony Blair to invade Iraq almost one year prior to the official invasion.

No On HR 1999! Save Section 8! (tags)

Save Section 8!

ABRAMOFF USED DELAY TO FUND ANTI-INTIFADA MILITIA (tags)

"Native Americans were, unknowingly donating tens of thousands of dollars to Israeli settlers."

Congress on Steroids! Watch No-Nonsence Representatives Get Tough on Witnesses! (tags)

In the baseball steroid hearings, we saw aggressive questioning by representatives, but when it involves anything important, like war funding or CIA torture, members of this Congress are nothing but yes-men and neutered pussycats.

Rolling Letter Campaign Targets rep. Jim McCrery (tags)

Making The News, LA's Rolling Letter Campaign Targets Rep. Jim McCrery!

Rep. David Wu on Voting Irregularities (tags)

This letter was sent by Rep. Wu (D, Ore) on December 23, 2004.

David Cobb tells Conyers Forum of (tags)

In early testimony, chairman of the forum, Rep. John Conyers heard from Green party presidential candidate, David Cobb that employees of punch card vendor, Triad Governmental Systems, Inc. (Triad GSI) are attempting to orchestrate a fraudulent recount of the 3 percent of precincts likely to be included in the first phase of the recount process.

Bush's Votergate Mandate? (tags)

New Evidence of Nationwide Voting Fraud

Health care is a right (tags)

Los Angeles struggles to save trauma center

Rally Supporting King Drew Trauma Center (tags)

About THREE THOUSAND people turned out today at noon for a mid-day rally led by Rep. Maxine Waters at King/Drew supporting the King/Drew Trauma Center. Also in attendance were local politicians and dozens of community leaders and activists.

The battle for Congress heats up (tags)

“I have never considered myself a partisan person, but the Republican Party left me behind, so I had no choice but to leave the Republican Party behind,” Steven Brozak told delegates to the Democratic Convention this summer.

Stop thief! Demand grows to safeguard 2004 vote (tags)

More anti-terrorism power sought - JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS PATRIOT ACT NOT ENOUGH (tags)

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is seeking to expand its anti-terrorism powers again, adding, among other things, an FBI subpoena power so secret that even a lawsuit challenging it had to be kept under wraps.

Rep. Sanders, (I) Vermont Provides a Refreshing View! (tags)

A BUZZFLASH GUEST COMMENTARY "The Collapse of the Middle Class" by Rep. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, the only Independent in the U.S. House.

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) Racist Bill HR 3722 (tags)

HR 3722 , the Undocumented Alien Emergency Medical Assistance Amendments of 2004 sponsored by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), is expected to go to the House floor at some point next week. Your action by telephone and email is needed now!

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.

Grocery workers win lawmakers’ backing (tags)

LOS ANGELES – If Safeway and its CEO Steve Burd have their way, the 21st century will have conditions more like the 19th century for working families, said Connie Leyva, president of Local 1428 of the United Food and Commercial Workers, speaking to a panel led by four Democratic California congresspeople.

Betrayed by Bush, GOP's anger is moot (tags)

Small-government Republicans have been stirred up by conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. But when the election comes, the libertarian faction's anger will be "almost irrelevant... Are they going to vote for Howard Dean?"

URGENT No On $87 Billion For Iraq (tags)

The Vote on $87 Billion is Today or Tomorrow Call Congress Now!

Investigate Iraq WMD Disinformation (tags)

Enclosed is a "Dear Colleague" letter Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA/Oakland) sent out this morning. The Republicans have been sitting on 2 bills about Iraq intelligence abuse one for an independent commission another for a select committee of the House.

House Panel Approves Bush $87B Iraq Plan (tags)

The bottomless money pit called Iraq received an additional 87 billion dollars to fight the war... No WMD's , No Hussein and no terrorist connections... Within a few years the national deficit should read more that 500 billion. HOPE YA LIKE IT..CUZ YOUR PAYING FOR IT!!

Syria is next (tags)

Foriegn Relations Commite to Syria, "Your either with us or with the terrorist "

A majority of Californians voted against Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)

A majority of persons who voted in the October 7th special election cast their ballots for candidates other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. They voted against him.

California: Yet More Proof That Socialism Can Not Work (tags)

Let's hope the good people of California have enough sense to depose their Socialist leadership next week and get that state back on track.

$87 billion for Iraq: Another Vietnam? (tags)

President Bush stunned the nation Sunday night with his request for an additional $87 billion for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Kookcinich gets a big fat zero from South Carolina Democrats (tags)

Looks like Dennis "Seabiscuit" Kookcinich is having some problems getting out of the starting gate.

DeLay Denies Misuse of FAA in Redistricting Dispute (tags)

"I don't see how anybody can read that report and come back that there was not a misuse of resources. Mr. DeLay made all the contacts to the FAA and found out where Pete Laney was located," said Rep. Gene Green, D-Houston.

Diogenes: Forget Athens, head to Arizona! (tags)

Stephen Moore, Club for Growth president & Cato Institute Senior Fellow, raised $10 million for Republicans in 2003 (much more than the largest corporate PACs) But Moore's attempt to challenge Senator McCain (despided by Conservative Republicans) failed.

Kucinich Audio Video Library (tags)

I've been gathering Kucinich Info including 19 media links to speeches and interviews.

Rep. Ron Paul outraged by fellow congressman's UN flag display (tags)

"If we continue down the U.N. path, America as we know it will cease to exist"

Rep. Ron Paul outraged by UN flag display (tags)

"If we continue down the U.N. path, America as we know it will cease to exist"

Republicans will gut Endangered Species Act to Protect Pentagon (tags)

Despite two reports from the congressional General Accounting Office stating environmental protections have not harmed US military readiness, Representative Richard Pombo (Republican/Libertarian) is on the hunt.

Flag Waivers Continu to Gut the Bill of Rights (tags)

Constitutional amendment on flag desecration is back again Supporters say bill stands better chance after war with Iraq

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Press Conference (tags)

Press conference on Republicans' attempt to link migration and immigration policies to Mexico's cooperation with US oil interests.

Hawaii to Dump "No Child Left Behind" (tags)

From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii says that Bush's No Child Left Behind is hurting education! (This article was posted at Chicago Indymedia in the interest of local views concerning the law.)

Congress supports the troops? (tags)

Support our troops in war, but not when they come back......

Republican Budget Cuts Veterans Benefits (tags)

Republicans Say, "Support The Troops - Cut $15 Billion From Veterans Programs"

DAY OF BOMBING ACTION INFO (tags)

George W. Bush has issued his ultimatum. War is imminent. Now more than ever are We the People compelled to come out and voice our opposition to this dangerous unilateral invasion. Please join one of the vigils below on the day the bombing starts - it won't be too late:

Powell rejects notion that U.S. policy driven by Jewish interests (tags)

Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Arizona, who said he wanted to clear up media suggestions that American supporters of Israel -- and Israel itself -- were driving U.S. strategy

Mandela, Carter, lawmakers: ‘Let UN inspectors work’ (tags)

Former presidents Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Jimmy Carter of the United States added their voices to the millions demanding that George W. Bush halt his drive toward war against Iraq and give the UN inspectors time to complete their work.

ISRAELI LOBBY IS THE REAL REASON FOR WAR (Wall Street Journal) (tags)

Die for Israel! An article from the Wall Street Journal, about how the Israeli lobby, AIPAC secretly pushed for and got the first war with Iraq. Do you really think it's any different now? This article is long, but interesting.

Harmful House Deal on Fire Logging Needs to be Stopped (tags)

An agreement has been reached between Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) that can best be described as a chainsaw massacre.

Bush ignores public opinion in war drive (tags)

In the face of growing public opposition and a divided Congress, President George W. Bush continued a fanatical drive towards war with Iraq pushing a bipartisan resolution giving him free reign to launch unilateral military action. Despite captiulation by some leaders of Congress, members of Congress are mounting a campaign reflecting the overwhelming calls and e-mails that have swamped their offices from constituents saying no to war.

Calls jam Capitol phones: Give peace a chance (tags)

Lawmakers are reporting their phones ringing off the hooks with calls overwhelmingly against George W. Bush’s plans for a war on Iraq. Bush’s war resolution, sent to Capitol Hill last week, is a sweeping measure that would permit him to “use all means he determines to be appropriate, including force” against Iraq.

URGENT!!FAST TRACK VOTE TOMORROW!! TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO'!! (tags)

CONGRESS MUST HEAR FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS THAT THIS PROCESS IS OUTRAGEOUS! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN DC: 1-877-611-0063 (AFL-CIO SPONSORED TOLL FREE NUMBER) 1-202-224-3121 (CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD) TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY GIVES BUSH THE RIGHT TO TRADE OUR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AWAY. TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO' ON TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY!!

McKinney finds MASS support in her 9-11 Inquiry Position!! You can help too!! (tags)

U.S. Rep. McKinney Finds MASS Support in her Demand for 9-11 Inquiry. Urge ALL YOU KNOW to SEND HER A DONATION!! [contact info below] Nearly 50% in Atlanta Journal Constitution poll believed "Bush had pre-knowledge of 9-11 terrorist strikes!!"

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.

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