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Disaster Food Assistance Funds Distributed in Puerto Rico (tags)

The Government of Puerto Rico began distribution of emergency disaster food assistance Monday. In May, Congress approved $600 million for the Puerto Rico Nutrition Assistance Program (NAP) as part of disaster relief measures to benefit Americans recovering from disasters such as wildfires and hurricanes.

Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)

After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump.

Disaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time (tags)

The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded.

Senate Votes on Puerto Rico Disaster Aid and Emergency Food Assistance (tags)

The Senate agreed to vote next week on disaster relief legislation that includes $600 million in emergency food assistance for Puerto Rico. In recent days, a turbulent exchange between President Trump and Congressional leadership exploded over whether or not Puerto Rico disaster aid monies should be included in Senate legislation.

Justin Amash is the loneliest Republican in Congress (tags)

Justin Amash is the loneliest Republican in Congress

If Trump Declares a AantionalEmergency, He'll Be Breaking the Law (tags)

Justice William O. Douglas wrote in his concurring opinion that the president cannot usurp Congress’s spending power to approve money to pay for the taking of the steel mill’s private property.

Please Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th (tags)

Former USDA Secretary Mike Espy was 4 times elected to Congress from Mississippi. His opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith, cattle rancher and part owner of a slaughterhouse auction lot, was appointed by the Republican governor. She has a zero rating from the Humane Society of the US.

National Congress has Voted to Cut 2 Million People Off Food Stamps with a 19 billionSlash (tags)

The vote was close in the National Congress. The damn thing passed by a few votes. Many Congress people voted against their own people

Fbi deletes this report on their atrocities (tags)

This is a report first-hand from the front lines of fbi's war on the people.

The Endless War (tags)

According to the ACLU, the Corker-Kaine bill is "broader and more dangerous than the current law." Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. The new edition of the AUMF undermines this to the maximum.

congress on psych drugs (tags)

congress on psych dryugs!!@!

Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief (tags)

Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

New Law Provides Disaster Relief and Medicaid Funds for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands (tags)

As the Sun rose over the Capitol, Congress voted for a bipartisan spending package to end a brief government shutdown.

Government Shutdown Solutions Could Leave Out Disaster Aid for Puerto Rico (tags)

As the Senate and White House struggle to avert a government shutdown, US disaster victims from Puerto Rico to Texas worry a deal on relief and recovery aid will continue to be delayed.

Archbishop and Religious Groups Hold Puerto Rico Prayer Vigil at US Capitol (tags)

As Congress considers recovery and relief packages for hurricane-hit Puerto Rico, the island's Archbishop and national religious groups are holding a vigil in a Congressional office building on Wednesday.

Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans (tags)

As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed ‎taxes.

Congress Tax Reform Package Could Harm Poor, Warns Religious Development Group (tags)

As the Senate pushes tax reform, the head of a religious development group expressed concern over parts of the House and Senate proposals that could harm low income people in the United States and people in the developing world.

Philippine President Duterte's State of the Nation Address (Sona) (tags)

DUTERTE’S SONA – MORE SWEARING THAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Reduce Puerto Rico Child Poverty (tags)

Puerto Rico religious leaders are urging Congress to reduce child poverty on the island by granting equal access to US health care funding and child tax benefits.‎

A message to the thugs, punks and murderers of fbi (tags)

There two messages are for the foolish assassins of fbi, including the fired Comey and the incoming new fbi director.

Consumer Bank and Credit Card Rule Under Threat (tags)

On Thursday, Members of Congress took aim at a new banking and lending rule from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Consumer Bureau Escapes Congress Action to Remove Prepaid Rule (tags)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) escaped a May 11th deadline for Congress to void a rule designed to give prepaid card users similar protections as debit card users.

Trump's "Greatest Tax Reform of History" - A Windfall for Millionaires and Corporations (tags)

Under the Trumpian tax reform, the corporate tax rate could fall from 35 to 15%. The drastic reduction of the corporate tax will lead to lower tax revenues of $2 trillion in 10 years. "This is not fiscal policy but a robbery led by Trump."

California won its first major battle over `sanctuary cities' (tags)

The judiciary can stop the wrecking-ball of Donald Trump!

Puerto Rico Oversight Board Mediates Last Ditch Debt Negotiations (tags)

Within weeks, Puerto Rico will likely enter bankruptcy proceedings tailored by Congress specifically for the US territory.

One Year Anniversary of Panama Papers Leak (tags)

More than 11 million documents were leaked from a law firm based in Panama a year ago today.

Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Ask Congress to Pass Debt Crisis Actions (tags)

"‎As religious leaders in Puerto Rico, we urge you to act on behalf of the 3.4 million American citizens living on the island," wrote two prominent ministers to Congress about ‎policies to help the debt-troubled island.

Puerto Rico Governor Releases New Fiscal Plan (tags)

Puerto Rico's Governor Ricardo Rosselló released a new fiscal plan that seeks to balance the island's budget by 2019.

Resistance Recess (tags)

I wanted to share this MoveOn email. Resistance must be our response to the one-hour press conference and the "fine-tuned machine" where 3 billion live on $2 a day and 6 million children die before their fifth birthday!

Congress Moves Slowly on Bipartisan Puerto Rico Recommendations (tags)

Congress has not acted on recommendations made by its Puerto Rico task force it implemented last year.

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda (tags)

Former congressional staffers reveal best practices for making Congress listen.

An Uncertain Future for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (tags)

The future of a federal consumer watchdog agency is uncertain amidst pledges to reduce the agency.

I offer criminal indictments against fbi et al. (tags)

I offer data to criminally indict fbi/police/congress/SCOTUS

Evidence that USA is run by criminals (tags)

See compelling evidence that the USA is run by de facto criminals.

Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds First Meeting (tags)

Independent Experts Monitor Puerto Rico Board and "PROMESA" Legislation

Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis (tags)

Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.‎

North Korea: Kim Jong Un issues temporary ban on weddings and funerals for 'security' (tags)

All weddings and funerals have been cancelled for this week in North Korea as Kim Jong-Un prepares to lavishly celebrate his official coronation as leader.

fbi DEW ATTACKS, ETC (tags)

This report is prompted by the fbi's increased assaults on me and my wife via directed energy weaponry.

The Steep Cost of Tax Dodging (tags)

Supports to a bridge crumble in Iowa City, Iowa, in a photo taken on September 15, 2014. The long-deteriorating infrastructure of the United States is repaired and maintained with tax funds, much of which are currently being withheld in offshore accounts by large corporations...

House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation (tags)

Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). ‎Ahead of the Republican special session, Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.

Congress Releases Draft Puerto Rico Bill to Address Financial Crisis (tags)

The House Committee on Natural Resources released draft legislation to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis.

Don Young of Alaska: Worst Animal Abuser In Congress? (tags)

Some say Don Young of Alaska is the most animal abusing member of Congress. Others say it's Steve King of Iowa.

Puerto Rico Governor Calls for Halt on Debt Lawsuits (tags)

Puerto Rico's Governor Alejandro García Padilla says Congress should put a hold on litigation against the indebted US territory until a proposed Congressional solution to its debt crisis is in place.

Donald Trump Criticizes Corporate "Inversions" During Presidential Debate (tags)

Donald Trump has criticized corporate "inversions" as "one of the biggest problems" facing the United States.

Congress Excludes Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Provision in Omnibus Bill (tags)

Extension of bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico not included in Congress' omnibus budget deal.

G20 Focuses on Paris Attacks and Economic Stability (tags)

G‎20 Calls on Congress to Pass IMF Voting Reform

10 Shocking Realities of the TPP (tags)

Now we see why the US Trade Representative and President Obama wanted to keep the TPP secret for four years after it was ratified. It if had not been for a very aggressive fight against fast track trade authority in which hundreds of thousands of people participated, we would not see the text.

Boehner Resignation: Ousted by Republican Infighting (tags)

Boehner

Near Zero Percent Federal Funds Rate Since December 2008 (tags)

Fed

Senate Fails to Block Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)

Iran

Rabbis Against Peace and Stability (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Deal: Binding Under International Law (tags)

Iran

Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis (tags)

Puerto Rico

Deadlock in Vienna (tags)

Iran

Senate Caves on Fast Track (tags)

trade

Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)

trade

"Fast Track" Hurdles and Development Concerns Remain‎ After House Trade Votes (tags)

Various Groups in the Philippines Conduct a Peace March (tags)

Various groups unite and conducted a peace march from Sandiganbayan to the House of Representatives in support of the immediate passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) and for lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.

Secret Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) (tags)

trade

National Congress Vote on Food Stamps Cutbacks (tags)

The national vote on food stamps cutbacks was held in the national congress on may 1, 2015. The vote to trim the EBT cards was passed by 3 votes out of about 486 votes.

Mad men of government driving good men to distraction (tags)

Rule by fiat in USA brings destruction / death.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Bulk NSA Phone Spying (tags)

NSA

Nuclear Armed and Dangerous Israel Blasts Iran's Peaceful Program (tags)

Iran

Fbi and the public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)

See how the fbi joins with the public in a now real, formerly science fiction enterprize.

Congress Illegally Gives Away Mining Rights On Native American Forest Land (tags)

One of the world's 5 worst mining companies, involved in strip miining and mountain top decapitation, has illegally been given mining rights on Apache land. by the Republican Congress

Netanyahu Postmortems (tags)

Israel

Netanyahu at AIPAC (tags)

Israel

Intelligence Report on A Wave of Crimes By Police, fbi/cia (tags)

See my latest intelligence report which is prompted by contacts with me by fbi,cia,police, congress.

Honduras Coup update January 2015 (tags)

Honduras Coup update January 2015 Starting yet another year with killing, shootings, a disappearance, threats and judicial processes against those who protest, with ever deepening militarisation using military police, and ever graver privatisation, using model cities amongst other laws.

Canadian Billionaires: Keep Your Filthy Oil Ask Congress To Vote Against Pipeline Mpv 19 (tags)

Keystone would be environmental destruction, without any kind of benefit to the people of the US. TransCanada has not offered to put money in a spillfund. The Canadian rich take the money and the people of the US take the risk.

Veterans Against Foreclosures Marches in San Fernando Veterans Day Parade (tags)

“Homes for Vets Now!” pleads Occupy Fights Foreclosures

Philippines: Akbayan and Santiago file joint resolution to terminate VFA (tags)

Akbayan Representative Walden Bello and Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago today close ranks as they call for the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) saying it is being used to shield US military personnel from Philippine laws for violations and criminal offenses done on Philippine soil.

8 Reasons Why Congress Should Vote No on Training and Funding Syrian Rebels (tags)

Dennis J. Kucinich is a former 16-year member of the US Congress and two-time US presidential candidate

TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.

Philippine President told: Re-energize the campaign for reforms (tags)

Philippines: As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III prepares to deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Akbayan Party-list urged him to "re-energize the campaign for reforms" by carrying out "deeper and broader institutional changes" in his last two years in office.

India's Sham Democracy (tags)

India

Historic Bill to End Use of Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses Launched in Congress (tags)

Animal Defenders International welcomes Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act introduced by Congressman Jim Moran today

IMF Annual Meetings Focus on High Debt Burdens and Global Inequality (tags)

The annual International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank meetings are focusing on the role of high debt burdens in both global economic recovery and increasing inequality. At the onset of the meetings, the G24 released an IMF statement noting that the IMF's failure to implement quota reform and the outcome of the US Supreme Court Argentina/NML Capital case impacts global inequality.

Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)

trade

US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing (tags)

The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial “Fast Track” legislation – leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House...

Rich Congress, Poor America (tags)

inequalitys

Protesting Xavier Becerra's Support of TPP (tags)

“Hey Becerra, you can't hide—we can see your corporate side!”

Anti-Iranian Sentiment Persists (tags)

Iran

Iran Nuclear Talks Resume in Geneva (tags)

Iran

Socialist International honours the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela (tags)

The Socialist International is deeply moved by the passing of Nelson Mandela, the man who, representing the struggle for freedom of an entire nation, became a symbol for justice, reconciliation and peace for the entire world.

TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)

[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]

Corporate power grab of Trans-Pacific Partnership clearer, but opposition building (tags)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is crammed with corporate giveaways, confirmed by WikiLeaks publishing the intellectual property chapter.

Philippines: Public urged not to be distracted from punishing pork plunderers (tags)

Amid the raging debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Akbayan partylist today warned the public not to be swayed by efforts from some quarters to use the issue to deflect attention on the plunder charges filed against several lawmakers involved in the multi-billion Janet Lim-Napoles pork barrel scam.

What a Way to Run the Country (tags)

Congress

Congressional Candidacy Responds to Earth in Crisis (tags)

Veteran Earth First! organizer, pioneering anti-GMO direct action activist, and medical marijuana protester Congressional candidate Andy Caffrey opens 2014 campaign office and Earth First! event center in Humboldt County.

Obamacare Rips Off Americans (tags)

Obamacare

AIPAC Lobbies for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Stop AIPAC! (tags)

AIPAC

Obama Making More Enemies Than Friends (tags)

Obama

Congress Asked By Obama To Ignore The Will Of The Peace Loving People of the US (tags)

As Barbara Boxer votes against the people of California and force missile strikes against the Syrian people in the Senate Committee, puppet Obama urges Congress to kill and ignore the people's peaceloving will

Spurious Anti-Iranian Accusations (tags)

Iran

Israeli Lobby Urges War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Obama Intends Lawless Aggression on Syria (tags)

Syria

Will You Let Obama And Hagel Drag You Into Another War? (tags)

Stop Obama from involving us in another criminally stupid and illegal war It's time to impeach or force the resignation of all those in our government who are puppets of the Netanyahu agenda.

Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)

police state

NSA Chief Lies to Congress (tags)

police state

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban (tags)

The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI).

Unconstitutional US Data-Mining (tags)

police state

Obama's Anti-Populist Agenda (tags)

class war

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..

Israeli Lobby Power in America (tags)

Israel

Honduras: State-Sponsored Death Squad Terror (tags)

police state

Anatomy of a False Flag (tags)

false flag

Akbayan takes poll campaign to Filipino-Americans (tags)

LOS ANGELES—Akbayan’s Rep. Walden Bello began a campaign tour of Filipino American communities to raise support for his party and President Benigno Aquino III’s common reform agenda in the coming May elections.

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.

Impeach Obama: A National Imperative (tags)

Obama

Philippines: Where does the FOI campaign go from here? (tags)

Today, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get positive, decisive action from the leaders of the House of Representatives and from President Aquino no less.

Philippines: Coalition Clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)

Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang.

Congress Extends Warrantless Spying (tags)

police state

Philippines: Let’s All Work for a Better Party-List System (tags)

Recently, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) concluded its process of scrutinizing groups that will participate in the 2013 partylist election. It marked the end of a long and arduous process that the poll body has undertaken to cleanse the party-list system of fake partylist groups which have used and abused the system to advance their vested interests.

Communique of the 4th Congress of the Movement for National Democracy - Philippines (tags)

The Kilusan sa Pambansang Demokrasya (Movement for National Democracy) successfully held its Fourth National Congress in the City of Baguio on November 28-30, 2012 with the theme: Assiduously conduct political and organizational consolidation! Expose and Oppose Imperialism and Neocolonialism! Persevere in the Fight for National Democracy.

Message of Solidarity to Gabriela Women's Party on its 11th Congress (tags)

We, the International League of Peoples´ Struggle (ILPS), express our warmest greetings of solidarity to GABRIELA as you hold your 11th National Congress and celebrate your 28th year of activism and service to the Filipino women and the Filipino people in the struggle for national freedom and democracy.

Philippine Congress called to to pass "vital five" legislative bills (tags)

Akbayan Party-list urged Congress to pass important reform measures it dubbed as the “Vital Five” or the “VV” legislative bills. According to the party-list group, the “VV bills” composed of pending pieces of legislation in Congress namely the Reproductive Health bill, Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill, Anti-political dynasty Bill, the Sin Tax Bill, and the amendments to the Cybercrime Prevention Law, were necessary reform bills.

In the Blockade Trap (tags)

Barack Obama must stimulate the economy with state spending. The astonishing example of Europe could convince republicans who in the past blocked everything... The monetary policy of a central bank cannot replace fiscal policy,

Christian Zionists Encourage Military-Industrial Complex Never Ending War (tags)

The Zionists in Israel and the U.S. (Christian Zionists) are encouraging the proliferation of the military-industrial complex with their escalation of religious warfare against the occupied Palestinians. The AIPAC lobby and military weapons contractors give campaign contributions to both Democrats and Republicans, making both status quo political parties of the U.S. puppets of greedy individuals bent on never ending warfare with soldiers and civilians paying the ultimate price with their lives.

Appeal for Executive Order for Full Recognition of Filipino WW II Veterans (tags)

“Everybody should play by the same rule.” Mr. President, we appeal to you for Executive Order for Full Recognition of Filipino WW II V... eterans . We are the Filipino WW II veterans and their widows who have defended this nation and decisively won a war to keep Americans safe. Yet, to this day we have to fight for the basic right of full recognition of our US military service. This year, the US Congress due to direct opposition of the Republican leadership has failed to approve an equity bill that would have reversed chronic injustice and racial discrimination. We appeal that as we bring the fight to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on November 5, 2012 , that you issue an Executive Order to provide full recognition to the Filipino WW II veterans as full American veterans.

Waging War on Leaks (tags)

police state

Stealth Trade Agreement Secret Negotiations (tags)

police state

Mexico elects PRI's Enrique Pena Nieto president: What's next for Mexican-US relations? (tags)

With more than 80 percent of the votes counted from Sunday's elections, Mexico's federal election institute put Pena Nieto of the opposition Institutional Revolutionary Party in the lead, winning 37 percent of the country's votes. Leftist candidate Andres Lopez Obrador gained 32 percent of the votes, and ruling party candidate Josefina Vasquez Mota trailed with 25 percent.

Big Win for Predatory Healthcare Giants (tags)

class war

Boland Amendment Redux (tags)

Syria

Brazil: great President, Congress bad. (tags)

While Dilma Roussef hits each day more, "pulling" the leveling of interest of the Brazilian public debt to international levels and begins to devise an industrial policy firmly grounded in a serious exchange rate policy and in science and technology, in addition to important tax cuts, Congress is the scene of successive corruption scandals, all them originated in the corporate

FBI Wants Greater Surveillance Powers (tags)

police state

John Brooks: Occupy Inspires Neophyte to Run for Congress (tags)

John Brooks was a retired agent for the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife until he saw the Occupy San Diego protests on TV and was inspired to run for Congress as an alternative Democrat. Though he ran afoul of the San Diego Democrats for Equality's endorsement process, he's recently been endorsed by Progressive Democrats of America and his real views on Queer rights and women's choice are far more progressive than the Democrats for Equality's questionnaire made them sound.

Health Care and the Supremes (tags)

When the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments on the constitutional challenge to the Affordable Care Act in late March, the vicious hostility of their comments signaled their intent not only to rule so-called "Obamacare" unconstitutional but to fundamentally recast the Court's jurisprudence. It's clear from the health-care hearings and from previous decisions like Citizens United that the Court's five-member Right-wing majority wants to return to the days before and during the New Deal when the Court quite consciously saw its mission as protecting the 1 percent by ruling any meaningful attempt at regulating the economy unconstitutional.

America's Lost War (tags)

anti-war

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, 90 Congress Leaders Supports Equity of Filipino WW II Vets (tags)

A week after the Bataan Day celebration, lobbyists will visit the US Congress the second time in a month’s time to press for sub-committee hearing on HR 210, “The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,” which will provide full recognition to the US military services of the remaining 50,000 Filipino WW II veterans and full benefits to the veterans, widows, and their families. Lobbyists find inspiration in Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a war veteran himself and Republican presidential candidate who openly endorsed the bill in a public rally in Nevada. “We are pleased to announce Ron Paul’s unwavering legacy of supporting veterans by announcing he will support and co-sponsor HR 210,” said John Tate, national campaign manager. “HR 210 provides a small thank you for an enormous debt of gratitude owed the Philippines and America’s most heroic individuals.”

JFAV 70th Bataan Day Benefit Dance-Dinner at FACLA, April 9, 2012 (tags)

“Remember Bataan, Honor our Heroes!” The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and Seniors for Filipino American Community Empowerment (S4PACE) ,surviving the Filipino veterans especially the defenders of Bataan and their advocates will hold a commemoration of the 70th Bataan Day, on Monday, April 9, 2012 at FACLA Social Hall ,1740 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026 at 5:00 PM. The event dubbed as “ Gabi ng Kasaysayan at Kasiyahan”.—a dinner dance party is a fundraiser of JFAV for its delegation that will lobby at the US Congress from April 16-18, 2012 in Washington DC.

Martial Law State of Emergency (tags)

Will a State of Emergency Be Used to Supersede Our Constitution?

Act Up Against ACTA (tags)

ACTA

Repeal NAFTA to Restore Mexico's Economic Stability (tags)

The economic crisis in Mexico was worsened by the passage of NAFTA free trade agreement. Currently the neoliberal and neoconservative status quo politicians have appeared unable to try to repeal NAFTA, as if the document were written in stone and handed to William "Moses" Clinton by none other than God. Reality is that NAFTA was crafted by some very deceptive human beings who placed the interest of profits for corporations above the well being of the people of the U.S. and Mexico.

Targeting AIPAC (tags)

Israel

JFAV NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION, January 18-20, 2012 (tags)

Los Angeles --More than 100 combined vets, widows, and advocates trooped to Senator Dianne Feinstein local offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco last January 18, 2012 to air public demand for equity that was denied for the last 65 years. This is a part of the three day national day of actions from January 18-20, 2012 in form of legislative visits, emails, fax and letter writing campaign to legislators to gather support for HR 210 in the US Congress. In Los Angeles, a delegation led by JFAV veteran leader John Aspiras and national Coordinator Arturo Garcia delivered more than 300 signed petitions and letters to Feinstein office in Santa Monica, west side Los Angeles. Feinstein is expected to introduce a companion bill in the US Senate for HR 210.

Money Power Runs America (tags)

class war

Smear Attacks Have No Effect, Ron Paul Still On Course To Win Iowa (tags)

Despite a barrage of smear attacks from every single corner of the mainstream media over the last two weeks, Ron Paul’s chances of winning the Iowa Republican Primary have if anything increased, with a new poll showing Paul increasing his lead over Mitt Romney while the New York Times’ primary projection shows Paul’s chances of winning at 60% compared with Romney at 31%.

Wrecking America's Postal Service (tags)

corporatism

Political Washington Abolishes Due Process Protections (tags)

tyranny

Two Hard Cases, Two Bad Laws (tags)

The November 14 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of so-called "Obamacare" and the November 17 decision of the California Supreme Court that the proponents of Proposition 8 have legal standing to appeal it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court are both disasters for the progressive community. But they also highlight the conflict between general principles of justice progressives should support and tactical positions in specific cases that may work to our short-term advantage but cause us problems later on.

Call Your Senator at 1-866-251-4044 to Save Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid (tags)

We the 99% are outraged that the 1%, represented by mostly their fellow 1% members, the US Congress, are considering, through their Super Committee, to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. You can stop it now by calling 1-866-251-4044 where you will be connected to your US Senators. For more information, see strengthensocialsecurity.org

Presidential Candidate Alexander Wants Unemployment Benefits Extended Indefinitely (tags)

If elected president in 2012, Alexander says his administration will support the provisions of a livable guaranteed annual income. A Guaranteed Livable Income would be an unconditional and universal income administered by the federal government and granted to individuals to ensure that no person’s income falls below what is necessary for health, life and dignity.

Public Be Damned (tags)

With passage of the stop gap measure in the Senate yesterday there may be people in Congress patting themselves on the back and feeling as though they have done something great. And the fact that they actually passed the bill allowing the stopgap spending measure for FEMA to go through is a good thing, surely. But really, this is what they should be doing. It's what should have been happening since January of 2009. Finding middle ground in order to get on with the business of legislating is what we pay them for.

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan Lawmakers want Marcos declared ?enemy of democracy? (tags)

Coinciding with the 39th year anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, Akbayan lawmakers today filed a resolution urging the House of Representatives to officially declare former dictator Ferdinand Marcos an ?enemy of democracy.?

PHILIPPINES: High price of electricity is anti-women, anti-poor (tags)

MANILA, Philippines ? In a society where women are mostly in-charge of managing the household budget, higher electricity rates mean additional burdens and deeper indebtedness for Filipino women, especially those who already find it hard to make ends meet.

Obama Style Stimulus (tags)

economy

BTL:House Republicans Attempt to Hold 2012 Budget Hostage to Repeal of Environmental Regul (tags)

Interview with David Goldston, director of government affairs with the Natural Resources Defense Council, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

From the Debt Showdown into Recession (tags)

The scenario of an economic double-dip is very likely without additional economic measures. The budget cuts may bring about a recession. The republicans in Congress threaten to concoct an economic crisis if they are not allowed to cut spending. Our greatest problem is low spending.

FAV ON THE ?DEBT CEILING? DRAMA AND ?COMPROMISE? IN THE US CONGRESS (tags)

? The Dark Days of August Spreads its Gloom.? The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and its allied organizations is appalled by the so ?called ?debt ceiling crisis? drama and its compromise solution that did not tax the rich but passed the burden to the working poor of this nation. The JFAV is alarmed due to the fact, the bill speaks not of cutting ?defense spending? but ?security spending,? which includes the Department of Veterans Affairs. (DVA) Instead of scaling back the forces of war, repression and domestic surveillance, these ?security? cuts may easily be aimed at veterans' health care and retirement benefits.

U.S. Election 2012- Alexander to Obama: Feed the Nation?s Hungry (tags)

As the lines for the nation?s hungry have increased, President Obama and Congress have consistently subsidized big corporations and banks, billionaires and big corporations have received big tax breaks, the U.S. military and foreign operations are expanding abroad, the U.S. has engaged in a war with Libya, and it is now being estimated that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will cost the U.S. government $4 trillion.

America: Heading for Tyranny and Impoverishment (tags)

scoundrel government

The Debt Ceiling: Where Are the Grownups? (tags)

The fact that the ruling elites haven't stepped in and forced the President and Congress to raise the debt ceiling, the way they did in October 2008 to push through the TARP big-bank bailout, suggests either that the corporate ruling class likes the "shock treatment" agenda being pushed by the Tea Party -- force a default on U.S. debt so the President and Congress will have to eliminate the welfare state virtually overnight -- or that the Tea Party has become the ruling class's Frankenstein, a monster it can no longer control.

Akbayan and the Struggle for a New Philippines (tags)

(Speech at the Gene Viernes and Silme Domingo Awards Event, Seattle University, Seattle, Washington State, July 2, 2011.)

Duplicitous Congressional Posturing on Libya (tags)

duplicity

America's Addiction: Waging Illegal Wars (tags)

anti-war

Filipino WW II Vets/Widows Ask for Apology from Obama and US Congress (tags)

A day after the Memorial Day marked by flags and parades, Filipino WW II vets and widows vow to demand a formal public apology from President Barack Obama and the US Congress for 65 years of abandonment, racial discrimination and injustice. ?We deserve full recognition and full compensation. But the wounds of long years of humiliation as second-class American veterans will never completely heal until the US government asks for apology,? says Felino Punsalan, who celebrates 93rd birthday today, without any lump-sum, much less monthly pension, nor any signs that he would be recognized soon as an American veteran. Vets and their families ask California Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to introduce a separate bill demanding for apology. Ma previously sponsored bills supporting HR 210, ?The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,? and the inclusion of the Filipino WW vets in the social studies curriculum of schools in California.

Netanyahu Spurns Peace (tags)

Palestine

OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?

President Obama Divides the Nation over His War with Libya (tags)

The majority of Americans are tired of wars and the cost to fight these wars as the nation sinks deeper into a national recession. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have already cost $1 trillion and after one week in Libya, the cost is approaching $1 billion. When Americans are suffering cutbacks and layoffs, and 22 million Americans are out of work, the question is “Obama, where are the jobs?”

Message to Japanese Friends (tags)

The origins of the Fukushima Crisis and the Financial Crisis are similar - a governmental integrity crisis and criminal abuse by large corporate interests at enormous expense to the People.

North American Basic Income Congress in New York Feb 25-27 (tags)

The 10th North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress is taking place in New York from Feb 25-27. Under the theme "Models for Social Transformation," the US Basic Income Guarantee (USBIG) network and Basic Income Canada conference will survey the debate.

U.S. Election 2012- Stewart Alexander: Obama’s Budget is a Plan for Austerity (tags)

President Obama’s budget will face an uphill battle in Congress because it fails to reign-in spending and will increase the federal debt by more than $20 billion over the next decade. Republicans in Congress have failed to offer any viable alternatives to the president’s budget proposals, leaving millions of working people discouraged, believing that congressional Republicans are part of the problem rather than offering leadership for solutions.

Neocons Target Ron Paul After CPAC Poll Win (tags)

Following accusations by Ron Paul's supporters of Cheney being "war criminal" at the recent CPAC conference, neocon warmongers have started a campaign against Ron Paul for his non-interventionist and anti-military occupation positions, labeling him a "traitor" to the people. However, the facts show that Cheney and GW Bush are the real traitors, who authroized use of torture and deceit to engage the U.S. military in two illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

International Call for Papers: JUDICIAL CORRUPTION (tags)

Human Rights Alert (NGO) seeks additional worldwide submissions on JUDICIAL CORRUPTION for the 16th World Congress of the International Society for Criminology, Kobe, Japan, August 5-9, 2011.

Chicago's Mayoral Election: Rahm Emanuel's Eligibility At Issue (tags)

city politics

Marriage Activists Discuss “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal (tags)

Members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) discussed the bill Congress passed last December aimed at repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy excluding open Queers from serving in the U.S. military. The discussion, at their regular meeting January 11, revealed mixed feelings; S.A.M.E. members supported “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal as a civil rights issue, but many of them are also anti-war and want Queers to have the right to be in the military — and the good sense not to join.

New Evidence Filed with US Congress of Conduct of Invalid Litigation in SEC v BofA (tags)

The evidence shows SEC, Bank of America, and the Court covered up alleged violations of the law by high-level corporate executives and US officers through conduct of invalid litigation in the US Court.

This is the heritage of the Democratic Party (tags)

This is the heritage of the Democratic Party

STOP S. 510! Protect Independent Organic Farms! (tags)

If passed without amendments, S. 510, or the "Food Safety Modernization Act" would prevent independent organic farmers from growing and transporting their own food without being burdened by unreasonable regulations that do not apply to the larger corporate farms.

FILVET WIDOWS PRESS RIGHTS, BACK LAWSUITS (tags)

The lawsuits were borne out of the deep frustration, anger and longing of veterans and families to seek recognition and justice. The US Congress failed to deliver justice and so people have the right to seek the power of the courts to tell Congress to do its job.” That was the response sent by three veterans groups to this writer’s blog last Nov. 17 that discussed the repercussions of lawsuits filed by Filipino World War II veterans, their widows and supporters on Capitol Hill. The rejoinder bore the names of Dolly Castillo, Coordinator of the Filipino-American WWII Veterans’ Widows of Washington in Seattle, WA; Maria Galang, President of the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in San Francisco, CA; and Jovy Alejandrino, Vice President of the Senior Pilipino-Americans for Community Empowerment (SPACE) in Los Angeles, CA.

JFAV Updates November 29, 2010 FILVET WIDOWS PRESS RIGHTS, BACK LAWSUITS (tags)

“The lawsuits were borne out of the deep frustration, anger and longing of veterans and families to seek recognition and justice. The US Congress failed to deliver justice and so people have the right to seek the power of the courts to tell Congress to do its job.” That was the response sent by three veterans groups to this writer’s blog last Nov. 17 that discussed the repercussions of lawsuits filed by Filipino World War II veterans, their widows and supporters on Capitol Hill. The rejoinder bore the names of Dolly Castillo, Coordinator of the Filipino-American WWII Veterans’ Widows of Washington in Seattle, WA; Maria Galang, President of the Association of Widows, Advocates and Relatives for Equality (AWARE) in San Francisco, CA; and Jovy Alejandrino, Vice President of the Senior Pilipino-Americans for Community Empowerment (SPACE) in Los Angeles, CA. In our blog, we reported how some key supporters on Capitol Hill, principally Hawaii Senator Daniel Inouye, chairman of the influential appropriations committee, were hurt by the lawsuits that appeared to criticize shortcomings in the Filipino Veterans Equity Compensation (FVEC) bill which provided a single lump-sum payment for surviving veterans here and in the Philippines.

Imperial America's End Time (tags)

not imminent but coming

Libertarian Nick Coons thinks taxes are stealing (tags)

Libertarian Nick Coons thinks taxes are stealing - “I really don’t support any taxes, When you take someone’s property from someone without their consent, that’s theft. And I don’t support that.”

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (tags)

California Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks out concerning the war in Iraq, and how President Bush and his friends were trying to "take over the world".

From "Hizzhonor" to Dishonor (tags)

Rahm Emanuel will likely enter Chicago mayoral race

Immigration: Socialist Steve Lister Charge Republicans Attacking 14th Amendment (tags)

Since 2005, Republicans members of Congress have used immigration and border issues as a political football to gain conservative votes during elections. Steve Lister says “congressional Republicans have sunk to lower lows to rob children of their constitutional rights, birth rights and human rights.”

Sri Lanka seeks deal to share intelligence on migrants (tags)

Pact would help stop shiploads of Tamils from heading for Canada, high commissioner says

WikiLeaks "Afghan War Diaries" (tags)

a powerful indictment of all wars

A 2010 PAUL REVERE WOULD BE YELLING..."THE WEALTHY ELITES LOBBYIST'S ARE COMING" .... (tags)

* THE NEW U.S. HORSE~TRADING PROTOCAL 4 THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS NOW REQUIRES BIG $$$ *

LETTER TO REP. SPEIER, 12 D-CA (tags)

Thank you for your public announcement of your support for equity! I would like to properly address your questions during our meeting last Friday, July 16th in your district office in my attempt to further elucidate the case of equity for Filipinos and provide an educational tool for your fellow legislators and the American public as we further gather support now for your anticipated sponsorship of a bill on January of 2011.

USSA Stays Strong (tags)

The United States Student Association (USSA), representing more than 4 million students nationwide has opposed Congress' legislative tying together of educational funding and the funding of war. Their own 63rd Congress convenes at UCLA July 15-20. Call for interviews.

BTL:Poll Finds Majority of Americans Support Limiting Corporate Spending in Election Campa (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS ALL OUR PRAYERS WITH THIS CABAL OF SELFISH WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ~ (tags)

TAX CUTS & TAX FREE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS AND LOSS OF HOMES,CARS, APARTMENTS etc...4 OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.....

U.S. SENATOR BLANCHE LINCOLN ONLY SHOPS TIFFANY'S !!! (tags)

~ WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS DO NOT SHOP AT WALMART,THEY SHOP AND BUY IN THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS ~

Resignation from PSL (tags)

Document for resignation from PSL. (edited for formatting errors mostly)

On the Coming Benigno S. Aquino III Presidency of the Philippines (tags)

On the Coming Benigno S. Aquino III Presidency of the Philippines. Senator Benigno S. Aquino III was proclaimed as the 15th president of the Republic of the Philippines yesterday, June 9, 2010 by the Philippine Congress. There has been a lot of optimism about the assumption to power by Noynoy Aquino. But still dangers looms on the horizon for President Arroyo is still around in Congress. Within the first 100 days, if Noynoy would fail to fulfill any important promise and the crisis in the country would continue to worsen, the broad masses of the Filipino people would hate the Aquino III regime and Noynoy himself for being a traitor and deceiver of the people.

USAction’s Members Demand Firm Withdrawal Date for U.S. Troops (tags)

Brave New Foundation and TrueMajority/USAction’s Members Demand Firm Withdrawal Date for U.S. Troops in Afghanistan with Politico Ad Buy

Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #3 (tags)

Resignation letter to PSL

US Congress Hopelessly Corrupt (tags)

The congress and the courts of the United States allow the fbi/cia assassins to run murderously wild around the world; such abomination from the most powerful group of thugs ever to be in power in this country demands attention.

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS: Obama has become the articulate Bush (tags)

The only change in the new administration is the voice and the color by Peter Stern

Wilson Center Desecrates Namesake’s Legacy, Violates Congressional Mandate (tags)

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th American president, is looking down in horror at what the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is doing in his name.

Growing Public Anger in America (tags)

Washington blamed for nation's woes

Imelda Marcos bids for seat as Philippine race begins (tags)

Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos has launched her campaign for a seat in parliament, as the country's congressional race formally began.

Turkey’s Henchmen: Mass Media Butcher the Armenian Genocide (tags)

Thousands of vets missing out on better benefits (tags)

oday through news wires that only a fraction of wounded veterans who could get better benefits have applied in the two years since Congress, acting on concerns the military was cutting costs by downplaying injuries, ordered the Pentagon to review disputed claims. The JFAV is planning to sue the DVA for denying more than 17,000 Filipino World War II veterans of their lump sum claims. Out of the 36,000 who filed for the claims only 8,000 were given by the DVA.

The American military/industrial complex [Gen Petraeus] says (tags)

Israel’s insults to the US are becoming tiresome and a danger to the US..

International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

In the Philippines poor children die at three times the rate of the children of the rich, according to latest UN data.

PHILIPPINES - Deny the "Arroyo 5" (tags)

Akbayan party-list launches campaign to deny the premier political family power in the 2010 elections

America's Supremes: Court Over Constitution (tags)

America governs lawlessly

VIDEO: How to Get Our Democracy Back (tags)

"At the center of our government lies a bankrupt institution: Congress."

Is America going dumb as well as fascist? (tags)

Is it something in the food or on TV?

Can Obama reverse the silent coup d’etat in the US? (tags)

The coup d’etat completed by the flawed Supreme Court ruling in the United Citizens v FEC case.

KPFK/KPFA/Pacifica/Free Speech Radio News Send their Middle Finger to Senior Citizens (tags)

The Pacifica/KPFA/KPFK/Free Speech Radio News report talking up "progressive" efforts to enact Obamacare, Monday, January, 25, 2010, has brought to a boil long simmering discontent and disgust with the contempt and disregard of the network and programmers for issues of senior citizens.

fbi Agent Patrick Groves, Intelligence Officer (tags)

The fbi are offended that I report the location and identity of one of their own, especially as I documented his participation in or witness to many crimes.

Dump the Health Insurance Bill (tags)

With the death of the “public option,” the Medicare buy-in and everything else in the proposed health insurance “reform” bill that might actually serve the public good, the bill is now nothing more than a giant, $1 trillion-plus corporate welfare program for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Its meager promises of reform in the way the health insurance industry does business — no total caps on coverage or exclusion of “pre-existing conditions” — are likely to be flouted in practice. The progressive community made a serious mistake by not staging their own protests and disrupting Congressional town-hall meetings to demand single-payer and other progressive reforms — and as a result it will be the Republican Party and the Right in general which will reap the benefit of the putrid piece of corporate welfare the Democrats are trying to palm off on the American people as “health reform.”

Obamathink on Afghanistan: Escalate to Exit (tags)

Obama's plan for permanent war

Tell Your Reps to Sign On to Anti-War Letter to Obama (tags)

A recent letter initiated by a bipartisan coalition of eight anti-war Congress members urges President Obama to reconsider his choice of further military escalation in Afghanistan. The escalation of 30,000 additional troops sent to Afghanistan will only further destabilize the region by encouraging local Afghans to join the Taliban fighters as they offer the only real resistance to the occupation forcces and the overtly corrupt Karzai government.

Abolish the Fed and Return Money Creation Power to Congress (tags)

Only Congress empowered to create money

The Devastating Consequences of a Corporate Health Care Bill (tags)

Wading through the endless debate over health care has exhausted the patience of most Americans — the zigzags, obscure language, and long-winded discussion is inherently repulsive. But now the dust is starting to settle, and the Congressional vision for health care in the U.S. is emerging. Instead of being “progressive,” it will amount to a massive, corporate-inspired attack on American workers, the elderly, and the poor.

The AIPAC is a danger to democracy (tags)

And it has spread to Europe

Global Greens stand with Rwandan Greens (tags)

The Global Greens today called for urgent and clear intervention by Rwandan President Paul Kagame to assure the democratic rights and security of the peaceful, democratic, green activists who participated in the Founding Congress of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda (DGPR) held on the 30th October 2009.

Obama is asking Karzai to do what he can’t do himself, in the U.S. (tags)

Rid his government of corruption and give his people fair play or democracy as we call it.

Born Killers (tags)

All decent and honourable Jews should resign from the AIPAC.

Honduran Accord Solidifies Coup E'Etat Rule (tags)

democracy subverted

War Criminals and their agent control 344 Members of Congress. (tags)

The War Criminals [Israeli government] have ordered that Congress vote against Goldstone’s report on their War Crimes in Gaza.

AMERICAN MEMBER OF CONGRESS DOESN'T LIKE THE BRAZILIAN FOREIGN POLICY (tags)

Who speaks that doesn't owe, it listens what doesn't want.

Jackson Challenger Hayes Rejects Public Option (tags)

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Isaac C. Hayes, the GOP nominee for Congress in Illinois' Second Congressional District, released a statement Tuesday condemning health care reform that includes a public option. Hayes called the proposed "public option" in health care reform legislation moving through the Congress is a "Nightmare on Elm Street." which will lead to soaring deficits, and declining medical care for Americans. The program will also scare the daylights out of bondholders of the U.S. and that's deadly for America's economic future.

AARP's Tradition of Betrayal (tags)

they choose profits over member interests

BTL:Congress has Opportunity to Revise Patriot Act and Restore Civil Liberties Protections (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

October 10th – Call for a Pro-LGBT Picket of the White House (tags)

-- Please circulate widely --

6 PM, Saturday, Oct. 10th
Lafayette Park (on H Street just north of the White House)


Many of us watched in disgust this past January as the homophobic Reverend Rick Warren was given an honored place at the inaugural festivities. It was as if a leader of the White Citizens Council had been invited to the White House.

David Swanson’s “Daybreak” is a Wake-Up Call for Patriots (tags)

America is in deep doo doo! It goes beyond the Wall Street-induced financial meltdown. David Swanson’s “Daybreak” book is a wake-up call and a plan for “Citizen Power” action. The Bush-Cheney Gang is gone, but President Obama acts like he is serving out Dubya’s third term. How presidential power was enlarged and the Congress collapsed is good to know. However, how to fight to get our country back from these usurpers, is even more important.

Triumph of the Right? (tags)

Sep 2nd, 2009 9:09 PM Despite the sweeping Democratic victories in the elections of 2006 and 2008, the Republican party in general and the radical Right in particular have reasserted themselves with a vengeance, especially regarding the health insurance reform proposals of the Obama administration and Congress. They’ve been able to tap into the same reflexive anti-government sentiment that has powered American politics at least since Ronald Reagan’s election (and arguably earlier) to block the reform proposals and set the stage for a Republican return to power that will render Obama as irrelevant historically as Carter and Clinton -- and without a mass progressive movement to push Obama and the Democrats back to the Left, the Right will succeed and triumph.

National Security Versus CIA Ethics (tags)

The National Security of the United States is plagued by several deep-rooted problems that lead to expectations on intelligence personnel that are unjustified and highly corrupting.

The Fellowship with The AIPAC and Goebbels Murdoch. (tags)

Are chipping away at American Democracy.

BTL:Lawsuit Aims to Shine Light on Bush Era Illegal Covert Action (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

BTL:Have Obama and Congress Sold Out Healthcare Reform to the Insurance Industry? (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

American Private Health Insurers Are Nothing But a Bunch of Mass Murderers. (tags)

Whether you drop white phosphorus bombs on innocent civilians

BTL:Advocates for Single-Payer Fight to be Heard in U.S. Healthcare Debate (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

US HAS A HAND ON PROPOSED CHARTER CHANGE (tags)

In a press conference held on Monday June 2, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates has said the U.S. military’s partnership with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) can be used as a model in fighting terrorism worldwide. Gates made the statement during his visit to Manila for a high level meeting with his Philippine counterpart - Department of National Defense (DND) Secretary Gilbert Teodoro. Clearly this was a vote of confidence on the Arroyo regime's on-going war against legitimate people's movements in the Philippines from a key member of the Obama Team himself. Emboldened by Gate's statement and promise of continuing military assistance from the United States, on June 3, against the backdrop of worsening economic crisis, of intensifying political killings and forced disappearances and escalating military conflict in Southern Philippines - in a brazen act of indifference and cowardice - the Arroyo controlled congress passed House Resolution 1109 which turned the lower house into a constituent assembly. This will make it possible for the U.S.- Arroyo regime to tinker with the 1987 constitution to further tighten and continue their stranglehold on the country and its people.

STOP THE US- INSPIRED ARROYO CHARTER CHANGE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The Alliance –Philippines (AJLPP) strongly condemns the US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo in meddling and direct intervention in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change by amending the 1987 constitution. We in the Filipino American community add our voices and militantly are in solidarity with the Filipino people in stopping and exposing the US-inspired charter change that seeks to perpetuate GMA in power. The AJLPP noted that it was very evident last June 1, 2009 when the GMA controlled House of Representatives passed resolution 1109 that will convene Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 constitution.

US-Arroyo Charter Change Railroad Rolls On: US Imperialism To Blame for the Legislative C (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP, or Alliance Philippines) strongly condemns US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo (GMA) in meddling and directly intervening in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change, or “cha-cha”, by amending the 1987 Constitution. The AJLPP noted that it was very evident yesterday, June 1, 2009, when the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo controlled House of Representatives passed resolution 1109 that will convene Congress into a constituent assembly to amend the 1987 Constitution.

US- Arroyo Regime Replicating Dictator Marcos Charter Change Circa 1973 (tags)

In 1973, after declaring martial law, dictator Marcos changed the 1935 constitution. Today-2009, GMA will change it after a legislative coup in the lower house of Congress. The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA based in the United States is one with the Filipino American community in vehemently condemning in the strongest terms US Imperialism and its fascist puppet-Gloria Macapagal- Arroyo in blatant direct intervention in the political process in the Philippines. The US government is pushing for Charter Change by amending the 1987 constitution.

Reviewing Ellen Brown's "Web of Debt:" Part II (tags)

Part II of Brown's superb book.

Charge Americans That Sell Guns To Drug-Dealers With Terrorist-Activity (tags)

Perhaps it would be more effective for U.S. Government to use current terrorist laws to charge Americans that knowingly supply U.S. and Mexico drug gangs with guns.

PLEASE GIVE OUR IVORY TOWER U.S. CONGRESS A GOOD SPANKING JUSTICE RONALD BROWN !!! (tags)

THIS WONDERFUL COUNTRY HAS SPECIAL CITIZENS LIKE JUSTICE RONALD BROWN WHO KNOW FIRST ~ HAND ABOUT THIS TRAGIC REALITY CALLED PRETEND JUSTICE FOR ALL POORER AMERICANS !!!

AJLPP CONDEMNS HOUSE PROBE ON DAVAO KILLINGS (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemns the House planned probe into the reported summary executions in Davao City, describing it as politically motivated.

 “For the AJLPP the investigation is nothing more than a political vendetta,” Arturo P. Garcia AJLPP West Coast coordinator said “The public and all the peoplel know that Mayor Rudy Duterte and Speaker Prospero Nograles are political enemies. And clearly, the investigation is nothing more than an abuse of the power of Congress and the ruling party. “ Garcia said.



Unraveling The Card Check Debate (tags)

Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue. EFCA, if implemented as proposed, would allow workers at any work place to join a union simply by having the majority of employees sign union authorization cards. The current law mandates that there be a secret ballot election one month after the requisite number of signed cards are submitted. This one-month period allows employers to mount campaigns to discourage employees from voting for a union, often using conscious distortions and intimidation as tactics. EFCA would prohibit newly unionized workers from striking for two years to gain a first contract. Moreover, if a first contract has not been negotiated within the first three months, a Federal Mediator can step in and impose a contract. Currently, employers who are compelled to recognize a union do not have to concede to a negotiated contract at all; and if, after one year a contract has not been negotiated, the union can be subjected to a vote of decertification, which is often the case.

BAYAN-USA Holds 3rd Congress in Los Angeles Amidst VFA Protests (tags)

Information about BAYAN-USA congress scheduled for March 27-29, 2009. Progressive members of the Filipino community representing labor, youth, church groups, academia, and cultural workers will gather in Los Angeles.

The Blackout of the March 21 Mobilizations: Redbaiting on the Left (tags)

The War on Iraq drags on with no clear end in sight. The war on Afghanistan is being escalated. The war on Pakistan has also been stepped up, a war undeclared by Congress, therefore unconstitutional and the basis for an impeachment. All this has happened since Obama took office.

get us BACK those faked BAIL OUTS ! right now ! (tags)

We have clearly not been heard nor heeded. We have written, called, demanded accountability from our govt and rec'd what ? ignore-ance...been ignored and bankers, financiers are paid off instead on OUR saved scarce money. NO BAILOUTS !!! Get It back ! Here are some pertinent and clever quotes to copy & paste out to use to send to your own government officials. Speak and Write your own version. Dont let 'them' all rob us...and let us not be blind. Never ! Watch it ! our $$$$ all go down the hollow dark hole - black hole of universal corruption.....

American Politics: The 2-Party System Still Hurts Americans (tags)

It took at least one decade to get the U.S. into such dire economic straits.

Capitalists Attempting to Redefine Socialism (tags)

Since Congress passed the first $168 billion government stimulus, the “S” word has become a favorite term for the corporate media in referring to socialism. It would be more appropriate to use the “S” word to refer to “stimulus” because it is evident that the capitalists are moving no closer to a transition to socialism; however, as the U.S. economic crisis continues to expand and the failure of capitalism become more apparent to the world, the wealthy ruling elite are now sustaining capitalism with one stimulus after another.

JFAV BLASTS GOP ON VETERANS BENEFITS BILL (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) criticized the republicans in the US Congress for their unreasonable opposition to the $198-million Filipino veterans pension provision that found its way into President Barack Obama’s pet – the Economic Stimulus Bill. The veterans benefits is widely criticized by Republican members of Congress as having no place in the controversial and complex piece of legislation. They said the lump sum pension bill meant for about 18,000 Filipino veterans who fought side by side U.S. forces against the Japanese during World War II would “clutter” a bill that is already riddled with questionable and “wasteful earmarks.” “The Republicans like Senator Burr and Rep. Buyer readily forget they owe Filipino veterans a debt of gratitude for winning the war in the Pacific. They only want to bail-out the corporations not the people. Republicans and conservative” blue dog” democrats are outright ingrates!”, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia exclaimed.

NO TO LUMP SUM WITHOUT RECOGNITION (tags)

Los Angeles – The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) expresses grave concern on the fate of the Stimulus Bill on which the Filipino veterans benefits bill is now hangs by a thread. This February 18, 2009 is the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act that took away the rights of the Filipinos to get equal benefits. The Congress did this to the Filipinos out of around 60 nationalities who served the US Armed Forces. If this is not outright racism, what is this?

Philippines: New left party formed (tags)

More than 1000 people, including 920 elected delegates, attended the inaugural congress of Power of the Masses Party (PLM) on January 30.

Banks Injure Economic Stimulus Plan by Jacking up Credit Card Interest (tags)

Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?

The Long Night (tags)

a long night

The Israeli lobby (tags)

Must be prosecuted for the Gaza genocide

Immigration Reform Possible-CDIR (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) based in Los Angeles learned through immigrat rights sources that immigration reform can happen during the Obama adminstration. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, immigration reform could finally be pushed through both houses of the US Congress starting in September, civil rights activists said. "We are confident and very optimistic that there’s likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,” America’s Voice pro-reform group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. As he spoke another immigrant rights conference is being planned in February in Chicago, Illinois. Immigrant Rights This was confirmed by the CDIR-USA Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia from People's CORE.

Health Providers, Pharmaceuticals Still 'Ripping-Off' Americans (tags)

It just doesn't end! Every year American consumers must pay more for their health care and pharmaceutical needs and every year health care providers and the pharmaceutical industry --- with the help of our Congress --- figure-out new ways to cut their costs and increase ours.

OUR HOPES AND DREAMS; FIGHT RACISM AND STRUGGLE AGAINST RACIAL DISCRIMINATION! (tags)

On January 20,2009 a new President- An African American named Barack Obama will be inaugurated in Washington DC. To many, the dream that racism is no more is reality and the dreams of equality for all will be achieved. But not for the Filipino American community who still feel the fangs of racism at the hands the US Congress. On September 22, the US Congress House of Representatives passed the SB 1315 or the American Veterans Benefits Enhancement Bill, But they removed the whole section that pertains to Filipino World War II veterans. They excluded again the Filipinos, in a blatant act of racism in the law.

From the Churches for Middle East Peace (tags)

A request from the churches for Peace in the Middle East

Senate boosts wilderness protection across US (tags)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

Workers Understand Democracy, Say Pass Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

Almost eight in 10 Americans support legislation that would make it easier for workers to join or organize labor unions, according to a new national survey from Peter D. Hart and Associates released this week.

Wall St. and the Fed Get Fatter, While Main St. Suffers (tags)

The greed of some of the Wall St. banksters, and the Fed’s inept policies, like condoning deregulation, are the real causes of the current financial meltdown. Nevertheless, the U.S. Congress has given them a green light to rake in trillions of dollars in taxpayers’ bailout money, with little or no public disclosure. The Fed’s functions should be taken over by the Treasury Dept. Main St. needs to be Congress’ prime concern, not Wall Street.

Call Congress/Senate to Protest US-Israel Genocide (tags)

The latest chapter of the genocidal war of US-Israel against Palestine was deliberately perpetrated while Congress is on vacation this week, but theirl phones do have voice mail, so please do call either locally or ito DC. If the mailbox is full, try another time. And please stop voting for Democrat-Republicans, the 100% pro-Israel gang, and instead vote Peace & Freedom or Green.

The Federal Reserve Abolition Act (tags)

Abolishing the Fed.

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.

Recrossing the Rubicon (tags)

Questions whether the U.S. is and will be a democratic republic.

American Capita-Socialism (tags)

Corruption is a Way of Life in America Who is to blame?

BONO & OPRAH TAKE ISSUE WITH PRO ~ BONO TO FREE THEM ? (tags)

WILL BONO & OPRAH ~ help ~ PREVENT PRESIDENT OBAMA FROM BEING THE US CONGRESS KING OF THE SLAVES ?? ** ONLY THE CONGRESS IS WORTHY ENOUGH TO BE THE TRUE KINGS OF THE SLAVES !!!!

SADLY OPRAH, THESE ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ! (tags)

OPRAH, PLEASE DO NOT LET CONGRESS FORCE PRESIDENT OBAMA TO BECOME KING OF THE SLAVES ! (tags)

AMERICA'S RELIGIOUS LEADERS TELL CONGRESS ~ SHOW US THE MONEY ? (tags)

*** GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY ***

NO THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR FILIPINO VETERANS (tags)

The long wait for veterans benefits and equity still goes on as Thanksgiving Day sets in without the much awaited results from the US Congress lame duck session. According to JFAV representative and World War II Veteran from San Francisco, Mr. Reggie Nacua who went to lobby with the ACFV in Washington DC reported that the Senate instead passed in its hearings -the S. 3869 also known as the Filipino Veterans Support Bill.

WILL THE ROYAL FAMILY NOW HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ FREE THEM ? (tags)

WILL QUEEN ELIZABETH II & MICHELLE OBAMA TEAM UP TO BRING JUDICIAL JUSTICE TO OUR POORER AMERICAN'S ??

Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)

The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.

PETITION FOR THE US CONGRESS (tags)

e: www.myspace.com/jfavla PETITION FOR THE US CONGRESS TO IMMEDIATELY CALL A JOINT CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AND RECONCILE FILIPINO VETERANS BILLS NOW! Restore Section 4 of SB 1315 for the Filipino Veterans and junk HR 6897—the quit claim bill. We call on the US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee and reconcile SB 1315 and HR 6897, which were both passed at the House of Representatives last September 22, 2008.

JFAV PETITION TO US CONGRESS (tags)

Restore Section 4 of SB 1315 for the Filipino Veterans and junk HR 6897—the quit claim bill. We call on the US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee and reconcile SB 1315 and HR 6897, which were both passed at the House of Representatives last September 22, 2008. We demand that the joint US Congress conference committee restore the provision in SB 1315 on the Filipino Veterans, the full recognition and benefits for the last surviving veterans, for the widows and relatives of the Filipino World War II Veterans.

WILL ROYAL FAMILY NOW ALSO HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA ~ FREE THEM ? (tags)

WHEN PRESIDENT OBAMA AND QUEEN ELIZABETH TELL THE US DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ~ LET THESE PEOPLE GO !

WILL PRINCE CHARLES NOW HELP PRESIDENT OBAMA FREE THEM ?? (tags)

WHEN PREISDENT OBAMA TELLS THE US CONGRESS ~ LET MY PEOPLE GO !

Rahm Emanuel: Face of Change? (tags)

A formal announcement by Obama of his chief-of-staff pick is expected this week. The name of former South Dakota Senator Tom Daschle, an early and ardent Obama backer, has long been high of the list of prospects. So, too, has that of Emanuel, although his divided loyalties--he was a close friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and a congressman from Obama's hometown of Chicago--sidelined him during the Democratic primary campaign season.

FILNER AND LENO SIGNS FILIPINO WWII PETITION (tags)

After an interview with Congressman Bob Filner, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and chief sponsor of HR 6897, by a local news reporter, Filipino World War 2 Veterans confronted Filner in the war memorial building and aired their demands for US Congress to immediately call a joint conference committee to reconcile Filipino Veterans bills, restore Section 4 of S1315 and junk HR 6897- the quit claim bill. Veteran Simplicio Yoma in front of the camera asked Filner, “Will you sign this, Sir?’ Inspite of hesitation claiming that he still has to talk with senators and other congress leaders, Filner signed the petition.

JFAV Optomistic on the passage of the veterans benefits bill this year. (tags)

Taking time-off from its hectic activities to pass the veterans benefits bill pending in the US Congress, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) commemorated the 64th Year of the Leyte landing, October 20, 1944- the start of the Liberation of the Philippines with the proper rites at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) in Vermont and Fountain St in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2008. The veterans and their advocates are still very hopeful that the US Congress will convene the joint conference committee to reconcile the three separate bills for Filipino veterans. At present the S. 1315, HR 6897 and the Chat Edwards bill that appropriated $198 million for the veterans needs to be reconciled. The JFAV and the ACFV is still highly optimistic that the reconciled bill that will grant recognition and give benefits to the Filipino veterans will be enacted before the US Congress ends this year.

Petition for a Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2009 (tags)

Sign an electronic petition for CIR in 2009 - it will be delivered to the newly elected U.S. President and members of Congress on December 1, 2008.

Pelosi: No Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants (tags)

Immigration Reform News: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stated on October 17, 2008 that a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants was likely off the table in the new Congress due to a need for a bipartisan compromise.

Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)

The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.

JFAV Oct 10 Nationwide Mass Actions-Fight Racism! (tags)

Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! No Justice, No Peace! On Friday, October 10, in Los Angeles and San Francisco,hundreds of Filipino American students, youth and veterans with their allies from AJLPP, ANSWER-LA, PCORE, SIPA,SEIU, LAANE and other groups held their rallies in front of the Federal Building in the two cities for Filipino veterans rights.

JFAV Oct 10 Nationwie Mass Actions -A Success! (tags)

Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! No Justice, No Peace. On Friday, October 10, in Los Angeles and San Francisco,hundreds of Filipino American students, youth and veterans with their allies from AJLPP, ANSWER-LA, PCORE, SIPA,SEIU, LAANE and other groups held their rallies in front of the Federal Building in the two cities for Filipino veterans rights.

AJLPP Supports JFAV Mass Actions (tags)

Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! The AJLPP urgently calls on the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia announced. In this regard the AJLPP supports the Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in its call for nationwide mass actions against blatant racism and struggle for for veteran rights.

BAILOUT THE VETERANS NOT THE CAPITALIST (tags)

Today, we protest the racist attacks against the Filipino World War II Veterans. Again, the fast disappearing Filipino World War II veterans and the seniors were the first victims of the Bush $700 capitalist bailout. The US Congress again insulted the veterans and Filipino American community by passing SB 1315 bill minus their recognition and one billion's worth in benefits.

AJLPP Support JFAV Mass Actions for the Final Push for Filipino Veterans Rights- (tags)

“ The demand of Filipino World War II veterans for their benefits and rights is just and reasonable cause and no amount of denial and delay from the US Congress can justify its callous and racist actions of stalling the benefits bill denied from them for 63 years.” The AJLPP stands for and supports the final offensive in the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said. The mass actions will be held from October 3 to 10, 2008 U.S wide.

Congress is NOT listening - No Bailouts at all ! (tags)

How many times and how many of us have to repeat for Congress to hear [not that they listen apparently ] "NO BAILOUTS, FOR ANYONE please !!! " Let everyone learn and pay their OWN bills and not gamble with our taxes.

"Just Say No!" to the Robin Hood-in-Reverse Bailout (tags)

How people can stand up to threats on the economy by Wall Street banking/securities corporations, where are alternatives to save the economy that don't involve theft of taxpayer dollars??

BAILOUT THE FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS< NOT THE CAPITALIST CROOKS! (tags)

Good news! The US Congress extended their sessions for the next two weeks because the bailout bill was defeated in the lower house. For us this will a new window of opportunity to pass the SB 1315 with recognition and restored benefits for our WWI veterans. The next two weeks Sept 30-OCT 10, 2008 WILL BE CRUCIAL because the joint Congress conference committee will decide how to reconcile the two disparate bills- SB 1315 and HR 6897 that gives nothing to the Filipino veterans.

Pelosi Pushed Book, While Taxpayers Revolted Over Bailout (tags)

When the Congress was debating the $700 billion bailout of the greedy bankers on Wall St., an overconfident Speaker Nancy Pelosi was in Baltimore hawking her book, “Know Your Power.” On Sept. 29, 2008, the House of Representatives, responding to a taxpayers’ revolt, rejected the Bush-Cheney Gang’s bailout scheme. Speaker Peolsi, in her library spiel, conveyed a false sense of security about the grim economic situation facing the nation.

ACT NOW FOR FILIPINO VETERANS EQUITY (tags)

The next two weeks SEPT 26-OCT 9, 2008 WILL BE CRUCIAL because the joint Congress conference committee will decide how to reconcile the two disparate bills- SB 1315 and HR 6897- the inequity bill that gives nothing to the Filipino veterans. For the latest news, the lower house has alloted $ 198 million for the benefits under the HB 6897 as a result of our actions. Are we contented with this? NO! A MILLION TIMES NO! While the US Congress will bail out crooked and corrupt corporations with our money, they give pennies to our veterans? We say PASS 1315 and restore Section 4 for Filipino veterans and trash HB 6897 ( Filner's Folly) - the quit claim bill!

Fight Racism, Struggle for Filipino Veterans Rights (tags)

The next two weeks SEPT 26-OCT 9, 2008 WILL BE CRUCIAL because the joint Congress conference committee will decide how to reconcile the two disparate bills- SB 1315 and HR 6897- the inequity bill that gives nothing to the Filipino veterans. For the latest news, the lower house has alloted $ 198 million for the benefits under the HB 6897 as a result of our actions. Are we contented with this? NO! A MILLION TIMES NO! The US Congress will bail out crooked and corrupt corporations with our money, they give pennies to our veterans? We say PASS 1315 and restore their benefits.

WTF? Martial Law (tags)

Two congress persons are making it clear that Martial Law has been declared. Are they serious? They sound serious.

A Posthumous Concern, Another kind of Racism (tags)

VETERANS OF THE UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES in the Far East (Usaffe) here at home and in America thought that, at long last, the US Congress was poised to pass legislation addressing their generations-old claim for benefits. But as the American economy unraveled, politicians began sniping at the bills (pending before the US Congress) aimed at increasing the benefits of Filipino veterans. Filipino-American veterans groups and lobbyists began to fear that the promise to bring the bill to a vote in the US House of Representatives would fall by the wayside. No one, of course, predicted that the US Congress would be plunged into a crisis atmosphere by US President George W. Bush’s proposed bailout, which the US Senate and House Democrats have agreed to, but whose approval has been delayed and, possibly, foiled by a group of House Republicans anxious they will be defeated in November if they vote for a bailout.

Congress standing up to the bailout (tags)

Transcript of address from Rep. Marcy Kapitur, D-Ohio, Toledo The latest reality game - Wall Street Bailout - has a counter-game called Wall Street Reckoning. The Capitol switchboard is easy and free: 800-270-0309

Congress Please Don’t Do It (tags)

Bottom line the middle class was already on the decline and should this bailout be implemented the middle class as we know it will disappear and after all the dust settles and everything is said and done, it boils down to the rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer and the poor is who pays.

RP's Sorreta Must stop Being An Apologist for the US Congress (tags)

We, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) take exception and criticized the apologies of Philippine Embassy Charge d’ affaires Carlos Sorreta that after the passage of SB 1315 minus the Filipino provisions “that the quest for justice should not be divisive” In the first we ask who is dividing whom? This is the first time that all Filipino veterans groups, the community and all our allies are united against HB 6897 which is a quit claim bill and for SB 1315. The fact that SB 1315 passed the US Senate with a vote of 96-1 is a testament of that unity.

AIG 'Bail-Out" Must Be a Guaranteed Government Loan (tags)

A "Bail-Out"? A Blank Check for AIG? Is Congress comprised of idiots? Do our legislators think we are stupid?

V.P. Candidate Alexander: Fed Rescue Plan a Temporary Fix (tags)

Vice Presidential Candidate Stewart A. Alexander, says the $700 billion rescue plan is only a temporary fix for an economy with many fractures. “The root cause of the U.S. economic crisis is the system, capitalism; and every 75 years a new bailout plan becomes necessary.”

The Fed, AIG, Congress, Third Party Candidates and the Debt (tags)

The Fed,” William Greider said, “decides who shall prosper and who shall fail.” American International Group (AIG), Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Bear Stearns, all private entities, will be bailed out by the taxpayers. Third Party candidates want an audit and investigation of “The Fed,” an unelected clique. “The Fed,” and the Treasury Dept., are currently submitting a Mother of All Bailout schemes to the Congress. It may cost the public $1 trillion!

DNC Rally, Stop the War (tags)

Denver, Colorado, August 25--Yesterday one thousand people showed up on the steps of the Capitol in Downtown Denver for the rally and the march calling for the end of the occupation in Iraq. Cindy Sheehan spoke first for 10 minutes asking the people to help her to displace Mrs. Pelosi from the head of congress.

Peace Mom v. Guardian of Power (tags)

Challenging entrenched power in Congress.

Blockades: Acts of War (tags)

Washington threatens a naval blockade against iran.

William Greider Raps Predatory Usury Schemes (tags)

How did the country get into this unholy financial mess? Think usury! Acclaimed author William Greider points the finger at banks, and people of great wealth, “taking advantage of poor people by lending them money on terms that are sure to fail.” He blames others, too, like “The Fed,” under the reign of Alan Greenspan, the U.S. Congress, and Wall Street. Mr. Greider charges that these parties worked to “castrate” the watchdogs.

9/11 Truth and the Tuskegee 40 Year Coverup (tags)

Some say that 9/11 couldn’t have been an “inside job” because a coverup would be impossible; someone with inside knowledge would blow the whistle on such a horrible and criminal operation. The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment is one example of policy and decision makers in US federal, state and local governments conspiring to commit and cover up crimes against humanity; the “experiment” was in progress, and kept quiet, for 40 years.

Interview With Cindy Sheehan – The Peace Mom vs. Congressional Madam (Speaker) (tags)

Cindy Sheehan speaks candidly about why she is running for Congress and plans to de-throne Rep. Nancy Pelosi.

JUSTICE AND EQUITY NOW! (tags)

Different Filipino Veterans groups marked the 67th year Filipino soldiers conscription day or the USAFFE DAY, July 26, 1941 with festivities and protests. More than 15 veterans and community leaders of Southern California. In a symbolic protest-- signed an open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the passage of the SB 1315 version in the house that has been languishing in the US Congress for more than 18 years. In a community forum sponsored by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) held at SIPA on July 25, 2008, they declared: “ We hold you as a the speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party responsible for not passing the bill in the house. You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into a vote despite several promises.” The Filipino leaders demand that the SB 1315 version in the house be passed before the US Congress recess on August 31.

A CALL TO ACTION: PASS THE EQUITY BILL, NOW! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, students, youth and community advocates calls on all Filipinos, Filipino Americans and allies to write to Speaker of the House Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and 245 congresspersons to discuss and pass the equity bill, HB 760 pending before the lower house of the US Congress, NOW! Last July 18 and 19, during the emergency conference of the JFAV ,Filipino veterans groups like PAVA-SC, SGS and UFAV with the Washington ACFV we decided to ask for a vote on th HR 760 on the floor of the US Congress. This is after a long wait and the promise of Speaker Pelosi that " if we got 290 votes she will put the bill on the floor." We feel that at most we have 220 votes to pass the bill. Waiting for 290 will just delay the bill to eternity. For four times, Congressman Bob Filner and Pelosi promised to pass the bill for the last two years to no avail. Please email, write them letters and call or fax their offices for them to act on the bill ASAP. The US Congress is ending its session by August 31. Remember its election time this year. Let not the elections sidetrack our advocacy for our veterans.

Mukasey to Congress: Defy the Rule of Law (tags)

More attempted administration lawlessness.

Hello, 911? - I'd Like to Report a Crime (tags)

[This article needs more exposure, as some things do nor just need to be re-read again, but remembered everywhere, so pass it on if you like it too.] What's it take to get a guy impeached these days?

WHEN CERTAIN GROUPS OF AMERICANS BECOME LESS IMMPORTANT THEN US FOREIGN AID !!! (tags)

OUR US CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD APPEAR VERY MOTIVATED IN HELPING OTHERS LESS FORTUNATE AROUND THE WORLD BEFORE OUR OWN US JUDICIAL HOUSE IS EVEN COMPLETED BEING BUILT !

PGMA US VISIT, PATHETIC DISPLAY OF MENDICACY OF A US PUPPET (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) today expresses outrage over the passing of the more than $ 628 B budget to fund the Iraq –Afghanistan war yesterday, June 26 in the US Congress while that the Filipino Veterans Equity bill that was languishing in the US congress for more than 18 years was not even discussed. Aside approving the war budget, the high profile legislative visit or the lobby by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took precedence in the House of Representatives. It is high point in mendicancy for the president of the Philippines to let herself be stereotyped as “cooks” and “Philippine-Americans” by no less President Bush during their White House meeting.

PGMA US VISIT, CREDIT GRABBING AND A HIGH POINT OF MENDICACY OF A US PUPPET (tags)

Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not a Penny for the war in Iraq! Money for People’s Needs, Not for the War! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) today expresses outrage over the passing of the more than $ 628 B budget to fund the Iraq –Afghanistan war yesterday, June 26 in the US Congress while that the Filipino Veterans Equity bill that was languishing in the US congress for more than 18 years was not even discussed.

VP Candidate: Congress receives failing grade on flood disasters (tags)

Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party deeply regret the unfortunate events that have created a great lost for so many in the Midwest. Both socialist parties are demanding that Congress end the funding for the illegal Iraq War and invest in socially useful jobs that will create employment opportunities and good paying jobs for millions of working people rebuilding the U.S. infrastructure and providing immediate relief for all flood victims.

How Corrupt is the US? (tags)

Corruption has become a cancerous disease of US society. No end or even weakening of the lies and deception is in sight. In the politics of the nation, corruption scandals have long reached the center of power.

world petroleum congress: non grato (tags)

Summer is coming and, besides the nice sunny days and good weather, this year threatens us with the occupation of the capital city of the Spanish State by a gloomy lobby.

Can Nancy Pelosi single-handedly take Impeachment off the table? (tags)

Here is the Senate report which found the Bush Administration guilty of LYING about why it went to war in Iraq. http://pubrecord.org/docs/iraq/Iraq-phase2publicstatements.source.prod_affiliate.91.pdf Note that a live poll today ascertained that 86% of Americans support Impeachment.

GIVE THEM LIBERTY OR GIVE THEM LAWYERS !! (tags)

WHICH AMERICANS ARE INTERESTED IN PROTECTING OUR INNOCENT US PRISON INMATES RIGHT TO BEING AFFORDED PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION ?

Equity Bill in the US Congress -Another Broken Promise? (tags)

he Democrats since 2006 have promised to pass the equity bill in the US congress. Even Philippine President jumped into the bandwagon. She will be thanking US President Bush for signing the equity bill, even though the bill is not yet on the floor of the house. But what really happened? What wrong with the bill? Is the equity bill dead?

ROUGH SAILING FOR THE VETERANS EQUITY BILL IN CONGRESS? (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the alliance of veterans groups and advocates through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia expressed dismay over the failure of Democratic Party Speaker Nancy Pelosi to present to the floor of the house HR 760 or the Veterans Equity Bill before the memorial day weekend. JFAV learned from different sources that the reason for the untimely delay was the strong opposition from the “ blue dog” democrats. The blue dogs are the fiscally conservative democrats in the congress. The fear is that they might vote with the conservative Republicans against the equity bill.. ‘

Executive Signing Statements (tags)

Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go

Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)

Incumbent San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis finally descended from the mountaintop and deigned to meet her Democratic primary challenger Mike Copass in a one-hour debate Sunday, May 25, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The biggest difference between the candidates came at the end, when Copass criticized Davis for consistently voting to fund the war in Iraq and Davis said that, though she'd opposed the original war resolution, she felt a need to vote for the funding to "support the troops."

The Masada Complex: Bush and Olmert are Exhibit A (tags)

President George W. Biush and Israel’s PM, Ehud Olmert, are setting the stage for a U.S. led attack on Iran. Only a mostly spineless Congress can stop Bush from committing yet another War Crime. Recently, the war-loving duo visited Masada, a desert fortress in Israel, where 960 Jewish zealots committed suicide, in 73 A.D., rather than surrender to Rome’s legions. Are Bush and Olmert both suffering from “The Masada Complex?”

Anti-War San Diego Congressional Candidate Hosts Forum (tags)

Anti-war progressive Mike Copass, challenging incumbent Democratic Congressmember Susan Davis from San Diego in the June 3 primary, held a town-hall meeting on Mother's Day, May 11, not only to promote his own candidacy but also to build opposition to continuing the Iraq occupation.

Layoffs, Pink Slips, and A Plan to Take Back Washington (tags)

The sheer lack of representation in our government, Local, State, and Federal, has many up in arms as to what can be done. Here are just a few suggestions!

VIDEOS: Global Green Congress 2008 (tags)

Videos from the just concluded Global Green Party Congress in Sao Paolo, Brazil

Making Sense of Barack Obama, What He Says and the American Dilemma (tags)

I need to preface this commentary and say that I have been a member of the Republican Party since the Eisenhower administration of the 1950's.

Cindy Sheehan For Congress (tags)

Join and get involved with Cindy Sheehan For Congress.

Something smells different in Cuba (tags)

ººº With respect to the situation in Cuba these past few weeks, the Cuban Libertarian Movement – MLC (affinity group of Cuban anarchists in exile) speaks up to answer the unknowns and the challenges facing Cuban society. Ours is the voice of uncompromising commitment to freedom, equality and solidarity that has always been the sound of the Cuban anarchists.

Town hall calls for impeachment to save the Constitution (tags)

A regional town hall on the subject "Are Peace and Impeachment Possible?" was held in Oakland to reaffirm the need and political viability of impeaching Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush. It enjoined the audience to support new candidates running against Democratic Party leaders who have declined to challenge the Bush administration for its violations of the Constitution and international law.

WILL PRESIDENT HUGO CHAVEZ RESCUE THESE THOUSANDS OF US PRISON INMATES? (tags)

WHEN THE MEMBERS OF THE ELITE US SENATE TOOK A GOOD LOOK AT THEMSELVES !! WHEN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD CONTINUES TO ALLOW THE ENSLAVEMENT OF THE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF THEIR OWN INNOCENT MIDDLE CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS TO DECADES OF FALSE IMPRISONMENT,IT'S TIME TO ASK FOR INTERNATIONAL HELP!!!!

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!

Senate housing bill- more grief for homeowners (tags)

Socialists across the nation are rejecting a U.S. Senate housing bill that offers little help to struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, while providing tens of billions for banks, financial institutions and big corporations. The bill (Foreclosure Prevention Act) passed in the Senate this past week by a vote of 84-12 and has been sent to the House. The vote was clearly a major setback for millions of homeowners and a big win for banks and big businesses.

When The US Congress Denied Masses Of Americans Their Possible Freedom ! (tags)

When the wealthiest country in the world continues to allow the enslavement of the tens of thousands of their own innocent Middle Class and Working Poor Americans to decades of false imprisonment it's time to ask for international help!!!!!!!!

Bataan Day Protest April 10, 2008 in Los Angeles (tags)

“Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not for the War” With these slogans scores of veterans, community advocates, youth and students signified their protest in front of the monument for the veterans of the Spanish-American War at the Westwood National Cemetery near the federal building, 11000 Wilshire Blvd. and Veterans St. yesterday, April 10 at 5:00 PM “Today, after 66 years, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) commemorate the 66th Bataan Day with a protest rally for the passage of the equity bill in the U.S. Congress.. declared Arturo P. Garcia in an interview with the media. “ If the US Congress can pass a resolution with 415 vote for a free Tibet against China, why can they not do the same with Filipino veterans?” asked Garcia. “ The equity bill has been languishing in Congress for 15 years,” “ What is wrong with Congress? Is this not a case of racism against the Filipinos and a case of China-bashing?” the AJLPP and JFAV declared.

AGRARIAN REFORM 29 bishops urge Congress to extend CARP (tags)

Twenty-nine Catholic prelates, including Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, have asked the House of Representatives to immediately extend through legislation the 20-year-old Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The CARP expires on June 10 this year.

Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)

Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.

Stop-Loss Congress (tags)

Does Congress want to go on vacation, while wars rage in Iraq and Afghanistan?

Fil-Vets ask candidates for bill support (tags)

Statements of support from the presidential candidates are being requested from Filipino American veterans and the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, Inc. (ACFV) before Feb. 18 to help pass their benefits bills and garner more community allies for the Bataan Day commemoration rallies being planned across the U.S. “We are asking the presidential candidates to release their statements of support for our cause clearly before February 18, the day of the Rescission Act of 1946,” said Eric Lachica, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, Inc. in an exclusive interview with BALITA. “We have been, and will continue to the rounds here in Washington D.C. to get the candidates’ commitment.”

Lobbyists find more ways to bond with lawmakers (tags)

Government of the people, by the elected officials and appointed bureaucrats, for the elected officials, appointed bureaucrats and special interest groups that got them elected!

The Antithesis of Ethics (tags)

On the day when hundreds of intellectuals coming from every continent are meeting in Havana to take part in an International Conference for World Equilibrium on the date of José Marti’s birth, on that same day, by some strange quirk, the President of the United States spoke...

January 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Immigrant Rights Movements for 2008 -- Latest Information, and What You Can Do

Immigration Debates Heats Up Presidential Bids on Election 2008 (tags)

The Coalition In Defense For Immigrant Rights (CDIR) –USA express optimism that issue of immigration will be acted upon and that the US Congress will enact a humane and rationale immigration law that will benefits the 12 million or more immigrants in the United States. The CDIR –USA Coordinator Arturo P.Garcia said the CDIR is happy in the fact that according to latest surveys more than 65% of Americans believe that a new immigration law should be enacted in Congre

An Open Letter To All Present and Future Representatives and Senators on Capitol Hill… (tags)

Our Congressional Representatives should be put on notice for not representing We-The-People

Green Party: A Presidential Debate That Matters, Jan. 13 (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO – The first, and only, live debate between candidates on the Green Party’s California ballot for President of the United States – featuring a former Democratic Party member of Congress, consumer protection icon, professor and environmental engineer – is scheduled here January 13, 2008, said John Morton of the Green Presidential Debate Committee

The Filipino Veterans Equity Act (tags)

The Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 has gone through its shares of ups and downs this year. If passed, an estimated 7,000 Filipino American veterans living in the US and 12,000 Filipino veterans in the Philippines, who both fought during WWII, would restore US Veterans status and be eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits.

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.

Bush's Technique: Do Illegalities First,The Pardon or Give Immunity! (tags)

The US Congress and Senate has gone along with and approved of this Presidential "Immunity" every step of the way!

FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation (tags)

FCC proposal will harm independent journalism

EPCC and JFAV Marks 66th Pearl Harbor Day in Los Angeles (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles Chair Arturo P. Garcia and the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV) leader Faustino Baclig vehemently condemn the US Congress most especially the Republican party for opposing the veterans equity bills that resulted for its no-passage this year. “This is the most blatant form of racism and discrimination. For more than sixty-one years the veterans continued to be treated as second-class American veterans. They continued to be denied the rights and the privileges that should be accorded to them as American World War II veterans” Garcia exclaimed.

On Ken Burns “The War “ Documentary (tags)

On December 7,2007 will be the 61st anniversary of the Second World War for the United States. It is just fitting and proper that a TV documentary series by Ken Burns, The War- was made for this event. December 7 was called “ the day that will live in infamy “ by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. The Japanese surprise attack crippled the US Asiatic fleet and almost decimated the American fleet in the Pacific. Until now, for 61 years, the Equity bill is still languishing in the US Congress. Because of Republican Party bitter opposition, the Equity bills both in the Congress and the Senate is in limbo and the veterans are denied of what should be rightfully theirs

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?

Mortgage Crisis Jeopardizing Working Class Families (tags)

If the two corporate parties, the Democrats and Republicans, take a wait-and-see attitude while the mortgage lenders and multi-billionaires take the hard-earned family resources of millions of Americans, the results will be catastrophic for working class families, and ultimately for our entire economy.

America: No Country for Old Men (tags)

Every once in a while, a movie comes along which captures, as a metaphor, the times that we are living through. That film is “No Country for Old Men.” It’s based on a novel by Cormac McCarthy. The flick is the creation of the Coen brothers, Joel and Ethan. It is a gem of a movie--grim in effect and dark in vision. In it, the villain, a sociopath, (think “Bush-Cheney Gang”) is winning; and the good guy, the Sheriff, (read “The People”), is ready to call it quits!

A Lesson in Community Empowerment: (tags)

Last November 11,2007, more than eight hundred youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipinotown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti.

Hillary Clinton’s LYING she needs 60 votes to Leave Iraq (tags)

Hillary Clinton is passing the buck with an outright lie.

Fil-Am Vets aim for equity at march (tags)

On an overcast Sunday morning with the scent of pan de sal wafting through the air, marchers took to the streets and neighborhoods. Armed with flags and banners, the procession filled the air with chants like, “Don’t say no-no to my lolo!” and “We want justice, we want it now!”

The empire’s operatives exposed: The Krongards, 9/11, and Blackwater/Iraq (tags)

New bombshell testimony before Congress has revealed that Alvin B. “Buzzy” Krongard, the former CIA executive director connected to 9/11 insider trading, is a consultant and advisory board member of Blackwater USA, the New World Order’s leading intelligence-related corporate mercenary death squad now under investigation for war crimes, murder, arms smuggling, and fraud in Iraq.

Why Did The Equity Bill Did Not Pass (tags)

Last November 11,2007, the youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipinotown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti. In San Francisco, American Coalition For Filipino Veteran (ACFV) staked out at the residence of Speaker Nancy Pelosi to no avail. Pelosi fresh from her defeat for the Armenian genocide resolution in the lower house did not even bothered to sponsor the equity bill.

On the Philippine Congress Bombing (and Glorietta Mall blast) (tags)

Akbayan & Anak Mindanao Partylists condemn Batasan bombing

wheres the fence? (tags)

bush is a traitor facilitating a vatican invasion...duh.

Kucinich's Resolution Survives Tabling Attempt, Is Referred to Judiciary Committee (tags)

Full details thanks to David Swanson of AfterDowningStreet.org. Plus Kucinich Press Statement and Full Text of Kucinich's Speech on the Floor, with Three Articles of Impeachment Against Richard B. Cheney.

Congressional Shame and Duplicity (tags)

Congress again betrays the public trust.

Israel Plotting War On Egypt?? (tags)

How far will you allow these Extremists go in threatening you and Israel before you take some action to stop their Madness?

Hillary: Democrats' Death Wish (tags)

Hillary Clinton probably has the power, money and organizational clout to win the Democratic nomination for President, but she cannot win the general election. The combination of her conservative principles — including her support for an ongoing U.S. military presence in Iraq — and her radical reputaton will alienate both moderates and progressives and drive white working-class voters back to the Republicans.

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!

Why is the antiwar movement so weak? (tags)

SINCE THE start of the Iraq war, antiwar sentiment has grown dramatically in the U.S. In 2003, 23 percent of the U.S. population thought the U.S. invasion was a mistake. Today, that figure stands at 58 percent.

Congressional Democrats to unveil new domestic spying bill (tags)

The Democratic leadership in Congress is preparing to introduce new legislation this week that would permanently legalize the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance, while possibly providing a blanket amnesty for private telecommunications firms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on their own customers. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat, Maryland) hastily called off a press conference called last Friday to introduce the bill, but indicated that a draft would be available by next week. The postponement apparently involved continuing differences within the Democratic caucus over the contents of the legislation.

Very Interesting Timeline (tags)

Mid 80's - Some scientists warn about CO2 and global warming but they are largely dismissed by other scientists and the public. 1993 - Two separate ice cores drilled into the Greenland Ice Sheet to depths of two miles both confirmed earlier evidence of many 'abrupt climate changes' that have occurred in as little as a decade rather than the thousand year transition that was previously believed.

Time for a Mass Resignation From the Democratic Party (tags)

Cynthia McKinney is doing it. It's time for you to do it too.

South African leader tours U.S.; says conditions worse than apartheid (tags)

Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) tour exposes ongoing South African oppression and poverty under Mbeki and Mandela; conditions for most South Africans today - "Worse than Apartheid!"

100,000 March for Peace on Wash.DC on Sept 15, 2007 (tags)

On Sept. 15, 2007, nearly 100,000 people -- led by anti-war Iraq veterans, military families and others -- marched from the White House to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to demand an immediate end to the occupation of Iraq. The march concluded with a dramatic "die-in" of 5,000 people surrounding the Capitol. Almost 200 people were arrested when police prevented them taking an anti-war message to Congress.

The Coming Attack on Iran (tags)

"Bush has declared himself to be the "decider." The "decider" decides whether Americans have any rights under the Constitution and whether Iran has any rights under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. As the "decider" has decided that Iran has no such rights, the "decider" decides whether to attack Iran. No one else has any say about it. The people’s representatives are just so much chaff in the wind. "

The War Criminal in the Living Room (tags)

The media is silent. Congress is absent. Americans are distracted as George W Bush prepares aggression against Iran.

Vigil for HIV+ transwoman who died in ICE custody (tags)

Victoria Arellano, 23, died on July 20 while in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) . She was denied medications necessary to treat HIV.

Israel in danger of being wiped off the map. (tags)

the AIPAC to be holocauster, this time.

America Before a New "New Deal" (tags)

The laissez-faire capitalism as practiced in the US turned out to be a flop. The New Deal and the welfare state built by Roosevelt and his direct successors was systematically slandered, delegitimated and then destroyed.

Statement of Elvira Arellano on August 15th, 2007 (tags)

For the last 15 days, I have maintained a vigil in prayer. I have consulted with spiritual leaders and with those who face the same situation I face. I have made my decision.

War supporters talking draft again! (tags)

In the wake of "happy talk" that Bush's surge is somehow working, supporters of the war are now saying they need to bring back the draft. Audio: 1 min 51 seconds

Reviewing Marjorie Cohn's "Cowboy Republic" (tags)

An incisive review of Bush administration crimes.

‘Plan Mexico’ (tags)

The Bush administration is close to sealing a major, multiyear aid deal to combat drug cartels in Mexico that would be the biggest U.S. anti-narcotics effort abroad since a seven-year, $5 billion program in Colombia, according to U.S. lawmakers, congressional aides and Mexican authorities.

Editorial Cartoon: "Payback's A Bitch" (tags)

So, anyway, I see last week where Congress approves another million billion zillion dollars for President Chimp's War in Iraq. No surprises there. Then, this bridge collapses in Minnesota, to much wailing and voyeurism from the press...

Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)

Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.

Alberto Gonzales's testimony before Congress: a criminal investigation is warranted (tags)

Congressional leaders are calling for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate possible perjury charges against Alberto Gonzales. As we saw during the Watergate scandal, the executive branch cannot be counted on to investigate itself.

AIPAC Congressmen (tags)

To block Saudi deal

Can America save itself? (tags)

From the foreign agents within. Far more dangerous than The Bin.

Palace alarmed, denies slash: US State Dep’t cuts aid to RP military (tags)

Aid to the Philippine military has been from slashed from some $30 million to a mere $11 million for 2008 or a cut of two thirds, by the United States State Department, as shown in its Web site. Malacañang executives, clearly alarmed at the report, yesterday claimed that the report was false, while US Embassy spokesman Matthew Lussenhop failed to provide a categorical response on whether there was a slashing of military aid, saying instead that no US budget has been submitted as yet and that the budget is a “complex” and “negotiated” procedure by Congress, even when the Web site of the State Department showed the slashed figures, which the Washington Post reported was personally allocated by State Secretary Condoleezza Rice, country by country. The Congress Web site, moreover, showed a higher aid figure for the Philippines.

No More Petitions - Just Action! (tags)

But take my word for it, if you want to see a change, GIVE UP ON CONGRESS doing the right thing. As it has been said, Democrats don't want to wrench excessive, ubiquitous, executive power away from the Republicans - they simply want it for themselves in just under two years.

AIPAC say - NO (tags)

And show them the door.

Plan Iraq - Permanent Occupation (tags)

Washington came to Iraq to stay.

Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda on MSNBC 'Hardball' (tags)

Cindy Sheehan too cowardly yet again to address war for Israel agenda on MSNBC 'Hardball' moments ago (repeats at 4 PM on west coast and at 7 PM on east coast)

The Baltimore Examiner Is Wrong About the Iraqi War (tags)

On July 11, 2007, the Baltimore Examiner published an editorial cheerleading a continuation of the Iraqi War and propping up the conflict’s main instigator, the liar-in-chief, President George W. Bush. The Examiner insisted: “[Bush] is right on Iraq and that he deserves America’s support.” The Examiner is wrong! Bush warrants impeachment for lying the country into the war and a federal prison cell next to his partner-in-crime--V. P. Dick Cheney!

Property/Casualty Insurance Industry Losing Steam as it Faces Increasing Threats of Terror (tags)

This year’s prediction is more ominous. Climate forecasters are not very optimistic either as they expect 10 hurricanes will hit the United States this year and half of those will be major storms. Fears of major terrorist offensive this summer were raised with the recent car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

Immigration Reform Is Needed, After Bush (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “I believe Congress should work on comprehensive immigration reform after President Bush ends his term in office. I do not believe this important issue should be used as a political football or as a bandage for an administration that is hemorrhaging before the nation and the world.”

Again, Let the Immigration Debates Commence (tags)

Now that the Immigration Overhaul /Reform Bill or S.B. 1639 is being debated in the Senate, much emotions had been invested in the debate and a lot of sparks have flew and have lighted the dark night of the long wait. The LA Times today, June 26 hit the issue on the head: “ Conservatives continue to brand the legalization plan as amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants they say should be forced to go home. Religious groups have decried the weakened emphasis on family immigration. Immigrant-rights groups complain that temporary workers can never become citizens.

A backroom deal on trade? (tags)

Four bilateral free trade agreements (FTAs)--with Colombia, Peru, Panama and South Korea--are on the agenda this month for congressional approval, along with a June 30 deadline to reauthorize “trade promotion authority” (TPA) for George Bush. TPA, also known as “fast track” authority, allows the president to negotiate trade deals that Congress must either accept or reject, without amendment.

Cheney's corruption of America (tags)

Has now reached the courts

New Coalition Flag (tags)

Flown for first time

PHILIPPINES: Lack of accountability makes reconciliation impossible (tags)

The President's call for reconciliation is hollow and vacuous in the face of loose ends left hanging beyond the May 2007 elections and the adjournment of the 13th Congress.

TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX - AVOID US TAX (tags)

UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID IT TODAY - AVOID IT TOMORROW - AVOID IT FOREVER - UNITED STATES TAX - AVOID US TAX PERIOD FEDERAL UNITED STATES TAX - LOCAL UNITED STATES TAX

Continue the Pressure on the Immigration Bill: Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Backlash, D (tags)

As we vehemently oppose the US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bill that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws the Coalition In Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) take a stand to fight the anti-immigrant backlash that came with the debates on the U.S. Congress on the so called’ immigration reforms”

America’s Robespierre: President George W. Bush? (tags)

There is a Robespierre-like clone residing in our White House! His name is George W. Bush. Thanks to a book by Dr. Justin A. Frank, entitled: “Bush on a Couch,” we know a lot more about him and his dysfunctional upbringing. Like Robespierre, Bush is a fanatic on both politics and religion. A “dry drunk,” he won’t seek treatment or own up to his responsibility for the Iraqi War. In the mold of a whacky Robespierre, he also sees himself as the liberator of Iraq!

RP, Australia sign defense pact (tags)

The Philippines and Australia signed signed a security pact yesterday that will allow the countries’ militaries to hold joint counterterrorism exercises. The Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) is the second such agreement entered into by the Philippines. President Arroyo and Australian Prime Minister John Howard witnessed the signing of the agreement by Defense Secretary Hermogenes Ebdane Jr. and Australian Minister for Defense Dr. Brendan Nelson. Bayan Muna Rep. Satur Ocampo vowed to question SOFA and said that they would press for the public disclosure of all the terms indicated in the agreement. “The VFA has already allowed the year-round presence of American troops. Now, they have the SOFA and they are saying that they are also taking other countries. How many soldiers from foreign countries would be allowed in our country?” he asked. Ocampo said Congress, particularly the committee on foreign affairs, was not informed about the provisions of the agreement.

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.

Democrats Retreat before Bush (tags)

America and the troops were hoping that Democrats would fulfill the commitment they made to voters in 2006 to end the Iraq War; however on Thursday the Democrats in Congress help the Bush Administration get a blank check to pursue this criminal war. Senate and Congressional Democratic leaders helped facilitate a continued bloodbath in Iraq making this a bi-partisan imperial war.

North American union plan headed to Congress in fall (tags)

this is when the money will change to world paper currency...be ready....

Made up intelligence (tags)

works every time

Mothers For Peace Arrested on Capitol Hill (tags)

The “SWARM on Congress” campaign got off to a rousing start on May 14, 2007, in the nation’s capital. Cindy Sheehan spoke to the crowd at Lafayette Park; along with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and activists Kevin Zeese, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Ann Wright, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others. After parading to Capitol Hill, 33 of the estimated 250 antiwar activists were arrested there for refusing a police order to disperse.

Zio-Christianity (tags)

And the Lord said: PAY YOUR TAXES....

Veto of Peace (tags)

Bush's idea of compromise is "that the democrats do what he tells them." The budget law passed by the democratic majority in congress was tied tot he condition of a fixed plan for withdrawal from iraq.

How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)

If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.

Philippine party-list group Babae Ka to push for equal employment opportunity law (tags)

Babae para sa Kaunlaran or Babae Ka (You are a Woman) will be enacted by the 14th Congress of the Philippines. Women party-list group Babae Ka has announced that the group would prioritize the passage of the “equal employment opportunity law” which will ban discrimination by age, gender and religion in the process of employment.

George W Bush: Flight from Reality (tags)

The doctrine of answering every defeat in Iraq with a new offensive is a grave mistake, worse than in Vietnam.. The battle between the executive and the legislture has begun.

New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications (tags)

US Postal Service duplicity to subvert First Amendment freedom

This is an impressive crowd (tags)

of war profiteers

Alberto Gonzales stonewalling Congress on supersecret Anthrax investigation (tags)

Only Democratic side of Congress was targeted with US Army strain.

Bush: President of the United States or Dictator of the Free World (tags)

The President of the United States is not being held accountable for his actions, is claiming power that is clearly not his, and usurping the Constitution of the United States of America. Is he the President or a dictator?

Send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq, Not the MD National Guard! (tags)

As Marylanders prepare to celebrate Easter, some of them, members of the state’s National Guard, are receiving a notice from the Pentagon. It says that they will be deployed to Iraq. They are being called up to fulfill the insane “Surge” strategy of the Bush-Cheney Gang. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) has voted to fund the “Surge.” She is complicit in that regime's wrongdoing. I say: Keep the MD National Guard home and send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq!

AIPAC and ADL to merge (tags)

Dagan, the head of Mossad, has ordered his two security service in the US to merge and go after Pelosi.

Iraq War: Counting the Cost (tags)

The post invasion Iraqi death toll is now estimated to be as high as 1,000,000, far higher than the previous estimate of 655,000; this is according to recent scientific data. Over 5,000,000 Iraqis have been hurt or wounded. Recent figures indicate the refugee numbers have climbed from 2,700,000 to over 3,900,000 and the refugee crisis is broadly impacting the entire region of the Middle East. These are the figures that are not being reported on American television or in American newspapers.

Party-List Groups and the 2004 Elections (Second of three parts) (tags)

A review of what happened in the 2004 party-list election is necessary to know not only how many seats were given to party-list groups but also to know the kind of representation the marginalized sectors got.

Party-List Groups and the 2004 Elections (tags)

A review of what happened in the 2004 party-list election is necessary to know not only how many seats were given to party-list groups but also to know the kind of representation the marginalized sectors got.

Bush, cheney and Boehner for front line (tags)

They were cowards in the last war but they are brave now.

No stinkin oath (tags)

We don't need no stinkin oath

Democrats Give Bush Permission to Attack Iran (tags)

The AIPAC Girl

Shaikh Ahamed Yassin Assassination, The Three-Year Anniversary (tags)

In Brussels, the European Union condemned Israel's "extra-judicial killing" as illegal and likely to further inflame violence.

Rove - the next patsy (tags)

Scooter will have company in Jail

Rove to evidence in park (tags)

near Congress

ASK CONGRESS TO FUND NEW INITIATIVES IN THE FARM BILL! (tags)

Take action and send a message to your representative to urge support of new Farm Bill provisions for conservation, rural development, research, organics, beginning farmers, and community food security.

4 more years (tags)

of useless bloodshed

Why Won't MoveOn Move Forward? (tags)

What may seem like clever politics, therefore, produces horrible policy. When politicians and advocacy groups like MoveOn play anti-war games of political theater while effectively collaborating with the war's continuation, they merely add one more deception to the layers of lies in which this war has been wrapped. Like Bush and his supporters, they are sacrificing human lives simply for the sake of perpetuating an illusion.

Photos of the March on the Pentagon 3-17-07 (tags)

Images of Resistance to the terrorists who now control our government.

Fake Congressional Opposition to War (tags)

Congress again betrays the electorate

Gasoline: More Pain At The Pumps (tags)

Within the past five months, since November 2006, the average driver is paying an additional $42 per month for gasoline and more than $100 per household. Families are finding it difficult to meet household expenses and are cutting back on weekend activities and vacation plans. The higher gasoline prices are driving up inflation nationally and are affecting the cost on consumer goods and services.

No photos, please. (tags)

We're the AIPAC 6,000

AIPAC’s Gabfest: Israel Lobby Shows Off Its Power (tags)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was in Washington, DC, for a three-day gabfest. Leaders of both the Democratic and Republican Parties were slated to make appearances at the event held at the Washington Convention Center. The Israel First Lobbying group is known for its dominating influence over the U.S. Congress and the presidency. Outside the Center, on March 12, 2007, activists made their voices of protest heard.

Indefinate war (tags)

That's what we have now because israel wants it so.

A LAWFUL MEANS OF BALANCING THE BUDGET (tags)

A Proposal that Would Require the Following Amendment to the Federal Constitution:

How Barack Obama learned to love Israel (tags)

Obama offered not a single word of criticism of Israel, of its relentless settlement and wall construction, of the closures that make life unlivable for millions of Palestinians.

THE SELLOUT (tags)

Democrats scale back plans to challenge Bush's Iraq 'surge'

ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (tags)

Written by ACLU Press Release Tuesday, 06 March 2007 ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (3/6/2007) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it Lawsuits Ask That Children and Their Families be Released From Texas Facility Under Appropriate and Humane Supervision AUSTIN, TX - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed lawsuits on behalf of ten immigrant children, challenging their illegal detention at the T. Don Hutto facility in Taylor, Texas.

House Passes Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

After more than five hours of historic debate, the House of Representatives passed the most important labor law reform legislation in 70 years.

The Other Hollywood Oscar Ceremony - The "Oscar for Peace" Awards (tags)

At the corner of Hollywood and Vine, just blocks away from where the Hollywood Oscars were to be presented at the Kodak Theater, the "Military Families Speak Out" organization hosted an “Oscar for Peace” awards ceremony and "Bring Our Troops Home Now" peace vigil. "Military Families Speak Out" honored individuals “for their exceptional and tireless commitment to waging peace, rather than war.” The event drew thousands, and featured an 8-foot “Oscar” in military camouflage with the inscription “Bring Me Home!” The "Code Pink Police," members of the antiwar group, Code Pink Women For Peace, arrested a mock President Bush, while the "Billionaires for Bush" comedy troupe conducted a mock counter-protest.

http://declarationofpeace.org/ (tags)

The Declaration of Peace Calls for Nationwide Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to stop the occupation of Iraq.

Kucinich Accepts PEACE Award...Military Families Speak Out! (tags)

Military Families Speak Out Presents Congressman Dennis Kucinich a Peace Award. Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood, CA USA February 24, 2007

It was all worthwhile (tags)

At least we got Ali's arms off him.

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.

9-11 Petition needs 15000 signatures before its present to Congress (tags)

A petition has been create to force the US govt to release information relevant to 9-11. The Jersey widows need 15000 signtures so they can present this to Congress. Lets get as many people to sign it as possible.

A New Majority Of a New Illusion (tags)

An article about War, The Dem's, Impeachment, and Bush. Taken from issue #4 of The New Aeon Journal Official Publication of The New Aeon Socialist Movement

Bush Admin being sued for suppression of Global Warming Science (tags)

Sen. Kerry and Rep. Inslee Join Conservation Groups in Global Warming Lawsuit Against Bush Administration

Israel comes begging, again (tags)

The US peace movement should ask Congress to stop this.

$2.9 trillion US budget for 2008 - Thats $9,666 for every man, woman, and child in the USA (tags)

Wow! $2.9 trillion for the 2008 budget. Hmmmm thats $9,666 for every man, woman and child in the USA. And since children don't pay taxes thats about $19,332 for every adult in the USA. Which means that mythical family of 4 will pay $38,664 in taxes.

Bush wants $800 of your money to help him kill (tags)

Bush wants you to pay $800 over then year and a half to help him kill Iraqi women, children, and freedom fighters. Think your getting your moneys worth?

Doomed to Failure (tags)

Bush has ignored the Baker plan in nearly all points-except for sending troops to train Iraqi security forces. He rejects a diplomatic involvement of Syria and Iran.. Sunnites will fight Sunnis in the whole Arab world.

Send a Message to Congress Today: STOP THE FCC! (tags)

Send a Message to Congress Today: STOP THE FCC!

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!”

No more pork for crooked politicians? Well not really! (tags)

By a 431-0 vote, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that would strip lawmakers of their congressional pensions for criminal convictions such as bribery, lying under oath and fraud. That may sound tough and impressive, but it's more show than substance, as usual.

Petition: Stop the Escalation, Begin the Withdrawal (tags)

"I oppose Bush’s plan to escalate the war by sending additional troops to Iraq. I urge my members of Congress to actively plan a rapid and responsible withdrawal from Iraq."

Can's stop, won't stop (tags)

and Congress won't make me

The Peoples’ Counter State of the Union Message (tags)

George W. Bush, the Liar-in-Chief, did his thing on Tuesday night, Jan. 23, 2007. He delivered another one of his so-called “State of the Union” messages to the Congress, on Capitol Hill. Outside the building, however, by the reflective pool, activists, like: Col. Ann Wright, Medea Benjamin, Jeffrey Milliard and Travis Morales, offered a true representation of the state of our nation. They demanded an end to the Iraqi War and bringing our troops home.

ON THE QUESTION OF ANTI-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLIDARITY COMMITTEES (tags)

FORGET 'SOFT BALL' NON-BINDING CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS

State of the Union address (tags)

Bush draft

Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)

Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.

Terror trials will allow hearsay & coerced statements (tags)

The Pentagon set rules Thursday for detainee trials that could allow terror suspects to be convicted and perhaps executed using hearsay testimony and coerced statements, setting up a new clash between President Bush and Congress.

Bush Orders Military To Begin Jailing All Civilian Protestors To War (tags)

In yet another shocking prelude towards becoming a Total Police State, Russian Intelligence Analysts are reporting today that the American War Leaders have issued orders to the United States Military Northern Command authorizing the jailing, and military tribunals, for any American citizen critical of the ‘war effort’.

Shut Off the Lights at the Whitehouse (tags)

Cut the power!

Bush: Congress can't block Iraq troop increase (tags)

President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney say they will not budge from sending more troops to Iraq no matter how much Congress opposes it.

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

Shut Down The Guantanamo Penal Colony, Now! (tags)

On the 5th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, Jan. 11, 2007, demonstrations were held across the country. In Washington, D.C., the Supreme Court was the site of a protest action, as was the U.S. District Court. At the latter, about 100 activists were arrested inside the building. Meanwhile, outside, activists dressed in orange jump suits, the uniform of the Gitmo detainees, demanded to have their “Day in Court!”

Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan (tags)

"A good case can be made that it is. The US Congress and media are focused on President Bush’s proposal for an increase of 20,000 US troops in Iraq, while Israel and its American neoconservative allies prepare an assault on Iran. "

Daniel Ellsberg: “Bush is Dangerous. He has to Go!” (tags)

Daniel Ellsberg of “Pentagon Papers” fame was one of the riveting speakers at an event at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C., held on Jan. 4, 2007. It was sponsored by the World Can’t Wait organization. Ellsberg said that President George W. Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney have to go. He labeled Bush “dangerous!” He urged activists to push for a two pronged Congressional strategy: First, to cut off all funding for the Iraqi War; and, secondly, to investigate the serial crimes of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Millions Struggling to Survive On Low Wages (tags)

The 110th Congress is now in session and congressional leaders are expected to move on a broad range of critical matters that are a vital concern to the entire nation; topping the list is the Iraq War, the national debt, the balance of trade, affordable health care, immigration, solving the nation’s energy crisis, the environment, and minimum wage. Congress is expected to move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage from the present rate of $5.15 to $7.25 per hour by 2009; it will be the first such increase since 1997.

AIPAC belt for Nancy (tags)

it was delivered by Hoyer

The enemy within (tags)

scould be exposed

New Radio-essays by Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Here are several new radio essays by black death-row political prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal, including this first one about the new US Congress. Abu-Jamal's case it at a critical juncture with oral arguments expected any month. After these, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals will decide whether or not to grant Mumia a new trial.

Bush silenced Saddam fast (tags)

SEND THIS TO OTHERS President Bush and his handlers had their puppet Iraq regime suddenly hang (execute)Iraq President Saddam Hussein, after an unfair trial which made the verdict and sentence illegitimate, late Saturday night December 30 over the New Year's weekend when Congress was closed, to silence Saddam and kill him, before the new Democrat majority Congress starts on January 2 , to prevent the new Democrat controlled Congress from possibly delaying or entirely cancelling Saddam's death sentence - and possibly obtaining information from Saddam that might make the Bush regime look bad. But Bush and his PR agebts will never admit this. The Iraq constitutuion even prohibits executions on that day, which is the most sacred holiday of Islam, The Eid. Saddam carried the Quran (Koran) Muslim Holy Book to his hanging. If Saddam was a war criminal deserving of hanging, then why not also President Bush for his war crimes in Iraq , as Commander-in-Chief, killing many thousands of Iraqis who merely tried to repel the American invasion and occupation of their country...and the thousands of Iraqi civilians who did not fight, but were killed and wouinded by American artillery, American airplane bombings, American soldiers shooting them, etc...the vast majority of this not reported by the American news media, which is owned and controllled by very wealthy people who favor the Bush regime, because it serves them, the wealthy. This unjust, war of agression was started by the Bush regime based on lies, to steal Iraq's oil and for war profits of big corporations that fund Bush's Republican Party. But the Democrats went along with it, and even ow, some of them, such as Senator Hillary Clinton still support the war. Iraq was never behind 911, did not have weapons of mass destruction, was not building a nuclear bomb, was not a terrorist state, and posed no threat to America. Iraqi's did not start killing Americans until we invaded their country to try to conquer Iraq. It is their right to defentdheir own country from American invaders. THe American government gave Saddam a lot of military support for years when he was at war with Iran, but our government was then conveniently silent about his human rights abuses, The puppet Iraq government the Bush regime controls is a poice state, which has banned news media they don;t like (government censorship) and allows government death squads to roam Iraq killin whoever they want. THe standard of living and public safety are much worse than when Saddamw as in power. At least Iraq was stable then. American never really reconstructed Iraq after the horrible damage we did by massively bombing the country for days when we started the war. America is a rogue nation, a terrorist nation, run by politiicnas who are war criminals, for the profits of the military-industrial complex that funds these corrupt, dishonest politicians. Big corporations get these war profist and banks get big money from the interest on the $2 trillion war debt. December 28 Rolling Stone magazine has a big article documenting the $2 trillion war debt we taxpayers will have to pay. Money thta should be spent instead on universal health care. Not such wars of conquest. Like the VIetnam ar when we killed about a million peole in that part of Southeast Asia, after VIetnam defeated the French invaders in 1953, then we tried to take over Vietnam and Laos and cambodia. President JOhn F. Kennedy was assassianted (apparently by the CIA, just a few months after he said he was withdrawing from VIetnam, and said he would eliminate the CIA. His bother, senator Robert Kennedy was then assassinated by the CIA (Sirhan was under hypnosis at the time so Robert Kennedy, who wa srunning for President at the time, could not become President, as then he would have the power to bring to justice the killers of his brother John F. Kennedy. Martin Luther King was killed after he publicly turned against the Vietnam war. Apparently by U.S. Government assassin. Army snipers were later revealed to have been on rooftops at the time he was shot dead. So they must have done it. Both parties, Democrats and Republicans supported the Vietnam War. Many in Congress who are Democrats and also the Republicans support this iraq war, although some Democrats in Congress oppose it. All American politiicnas know that if they oppose the military-industrial complex war machine too strongly, they too can be assassinated by it too.

Democrats Waffling On Iraq War (tags)

Only days and weeks before the November 2006 Mid-Term Elections Democrats nationwide took hard line positions against the Iraq War; many Democrats were predicting the possibility of ending America’s involvement within 4 to 6 months into the new year, others predicting by the end of 2007; now less than 60 days since the elections most Democrats are projecting that American involvement could extend well into 2008 or beyond.

March 17--March on Washington --and Stay there (tags)

The Decisive Battle this Spring - The Challenge for the Antiwar Movement Forcing Congress to vote to cut off further war funding is the defining issue for the antiwar movement this spring and it is a struggle that we can win if we are bold enough to take it seriously

Philippine NSA Gonzales wants House leftists labeled Reds (tags)

While other thought the Cold War was over. for National Security Adviser Norberto Gonzales, his crusade against communism is on a high gear! Gonzales is proposing to “label” left-leaning party-list candidates as communists to caution voters, particularly soldiers and policemen, against voting what he calls democracy’s enemies into the halls of Congress. Anakpawis party-list Rep. Crispin Beltran, who has been in jail for the last ten months, yesterday scored Gonzales for warning that leftist provocateurs were out to sabotage today’s anti-Charter change rally at the Rizal Park.

Congress Votes 368-31 to Back Mumia’s Racist Frame-up (tags)

Five California Democrats in Congress voted nay while 23 voted for the resolution. Those voting against were Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark, Michael Honda, and Maxine Waters. Joining in the racist lynch mob voting for the blood of an innocent black man were California Democrats C. Thompson, Doris Matsui, Nancy Pelosi, Ellen Tauscher, Tom Lantos, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Dennis Cardoza, Lois Capps, Jim Costa, Linda Sanchez, Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Hilda Solis, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Jane Harman, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Grace Napolitano, Joe Baca, Loretta Sanchez, Bob Filner, and Susan Davis. Not voting were Diane Watson, Howard Berman, and Xavier Becerra. Also voting for blood were California Republicans Walter Herger, Daniel Lungren, John Doolittle, Richard Pombo, George Radanovich, Devin Nunes, William Thomas, Elton Gallegly, David Dreier, Edward Royce, Jerry Lewis, Gary Miller, Ken Calvert, Mary Bono, Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray, and Duncan Hunter. Howard McKeon didn’t vote.

Open letter to the Founding Fathers (tags)

and their descendants

Philippines: Charter Change is Arroyo's Cover-up (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens Action Party) today stepped up efforts to derail attempts at the House of Representatives to initiate Charter Change (Cha Cha), calling the move as nothing more than an attempt to cover up the seething political crisis hounding Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA).

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.

Congress on Solidarity Economy (tags)

Solidarity economy is part of a strategy against neoliberal exactions. Economic self-help must not be used as a social fig leaf for the continued neoliberal reorganization of society.

OJ and Dubya: Both in Denial, Both Unrepentant (tags)

O.J. Simpson and George W. Bush have a lot in common. They are both unrepentant wrongdoers, who are in denial about their outrageous conduct. Thankfully, OJ’s book escapade was foiled by outraged public opinion. Bush, and his cohort, VP Dick Cheney, however, intend to “stay the course” in Iraq and maybe attack Iran. Only the U.S. Congress can stopped the duo. Impeachment is Constitutionally mandated. Will Congress do its duty?

Pelosi arrested (tags)

For anti Israeli activity

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?

The Draft Maybe Coming Back: Courtesy Of The Democrats (tags)

Today, a congressman from New York reveals a plan to introduce legislation in the House to reinstate the draft.

What to do? (tags)

Congress controlled by outside terrorists

Plans for war-crimes trials at Guantanamo under fire (tags)

Another huge waste of taxpayer money . . . to carry out kangaroo trials that will never pass constitutional muster.

Kangaroo trials at Guantanamo (tags)

Plans for war-crimes trials at Guantanamo under fire

A Case for Impeachment (tags)

When the people marched protesting against war and torture one of the demands was impeachment. Now that the new congress will be installed with a Democrat majority will the people still demand impeachment?

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

There is an elephant in the room. (tags)

Say nothing.

TAKE ACTION: War Crimes Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld (tags)

Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. Read the full article… http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1517243

NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)

NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS

Emanuel is pro-Israeli (tags)

It would be strange if he were not.

AIPAC and Emanuel (tags)

We can't allow the Israelis and their supporters to run America anymore.

Oppose and repeal The Military Commissions Act of 2006 (tags)

Now is the time to repeal the Military Commissions Act

BTL:Election Ends One-Party State: How Will Democrats Use Their New... (tags)

...Power to Investigate?~Interview with James Ridgeway, investigative journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

US vote may alter stance on Mideast (tags)

Waxman: Only solid supporters of Israel will chair critical committees

Chronology of Events in Oaxaca and Mexico (tags)

A brief report from Gustavo Esteva, Oliver Frohling and myself of what is happening in Oaxaca, to add more information, yesterday november the 2nd. the people resist an attempt of the Federal Police to take the university and shot down the radio station that is the comunication sistem of the movement against the local governor. please share it with does that could be interested. love to all Sergio Beltrán (yeyo)

Evangelical College Student Walks Across Country To Protest War (tags)

Real Christians Don't Choose War

Future Tax Shock (tags)

One of President Bush’s be-very-afraid lines this campaign season is that Democrats, if elected, will raise taxes.

Yee-haa (tags)

Pre-written history

Victory in Oaxaca! (tags)

Mexico’s Lower House of Congress has called on Ulises Ruiz to step down from office.

Philippines: AKBAYAN holds successful 3rd Congress (tags)

Amidst escalating repression and political crisis, the Akbayan Citizens Action Party recently held its Third Regular Congress last October 14 and 15, 2006, at the Riverbend Hotel in Marikina City. With the theme "Ipaglaban ang Dangal ng Pilipino, Ipaglaban ang Kinabukasan Ngayon" (Claim the Future Now), Akbayan marked its more than eight years existence as an alternative national political party in the Philippines.

118 military members to petition for Iraq pullout (tags)

How do you spell Vietnam in Arabic? Iraq. How do you spell Tet in Arabic? Baghdad.

THE SHAME OF THE NATION: A COLLECTIVE PERVERSION (tags)

THE COLLECTIVE PERVERSION OF THOSE IN HIGH PLACES IN THE US

Computerization of voting in Brazil (tags)

I will present a summary of the computerization of voting in Brazil, but before that, it's necessary to explain some characteristics of the organization of the electoral power so that it can be understood, because some things happened that could lead to misunderstanding.

GOP ad says vote Republican for more war and a bigger police state (tags)

If you want four more years of a war in Iraq and a war on the Bill of Rights vote Republican. At least that’s the message this GOP ad wants to put out.

Congressman Ney Convicted of Bribery (tags)

Rep. Bob Ney was convicted today of bribery charges stemming from the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling investigation

Momentum Grows for Proposition 89 (tags)

During the most expensive election in California history, momentum is growing for "clean money" elections.

Is War with Iran the October Surprise? (tags)

A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer, Captain May, delves into the dark issue of whether the Bush admininstration has already planned its October surprise in the form of a war with Iran -- and whether the American Establishment is going along with the idea.

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.

Virginia Sen. Allen didn't disclose stock options as rules required (tags)

Do your really think Congress can police its self and stop corruption. No way! Congress by the defination of government is corrupt

"Do I Make You Horny for Habeas Corpus." (tags)

As much fun as it is watching sexual hypocrisy in the Republican controlled Congress and what looks to be a criminal cover-up of said sexual hypocrisy within the ranks of the Republican Party leadership in Congress the real scandal is not the consensual e-mail communications between two sexually adult individuals, and what we will probably later find out to be actual underage sexual hookups between representative Foley (R)- Florida and some more than willing teenagers

ON CARD AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS (tags)

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage (tags)

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage

Border fence could spell environmental disaster (tags)

Border fence could spell environmental disaster

Congress Calls for Direct Action (tags)

by: anonymous - from the NYC IMC [comments]

The Infallible Empire: Junking Habeas Corpus (tags)

The principle of habeas corpus is a demand that free people make toward state power. If free people are going to respect a state's power to lock people up, then that state must respect a free people's demand to see the causes and the evidence for any arrest.

Wars and Debts and Taxes, Oh My! (tags)

If my memory hasn't failed yet, it wasn't just the Republican Party that got us into this horrible mess. The Democrats voted for it as well, promoted it as a necessity, and even bombed Iraq on a regular basis throughout the 1990s; all the while aggressively supporting UN sanctions that resulted in over one million innocents dead.

CDIR-USA PROTEST US CONGRESS VOTE TO BUILD BORDER FENCE WITH MEXICO (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) strongly protest and condemn the US Congress that approved a bill last Friday, September 29 that calls for building a fence along the US-Mexican border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants

Ryan White Care Act Stumbles Again (tags)

Los Angeles AIDS Coordinator asserts that Congressional inaction on the Ryan White Care Act could leave thousands of those living with HIV/AIDS short millions of dollars in care and treatment.

Protester Arrested at U.S. Capitol Asks: What About the First Amendment? (tags)

Activists took their case for ending the Iraqi War to the party responsible for authorizing it--the U.S. Congress! On Sept. 26, 2006, 71 protesters were arrested by police on various charges. The organizing groups for the event were the “National Campaign for Nonviolence Resistance” (NCNR) and the “Declaration of Peace.” One of the protesters arrested was Max Obuszewski of the NCNR. He demanded to know: “What about the First Amendment?”

The Real ID Act is REAL Scary (tags)

There are 245 million drivers in America, and each one must physically re-enroll at a state DMV to verify their identity with the appropriate documents, all by May 2008. "

9/20: National Call-In Day to STOP Congress from Passing Anti-Immigrant Bills! (tags)

On Wednesday September 20, we urge you to CALL, FAX AND MAIL your elected officials, SAY NO TO THE RACIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS!

Peace Candidate De Lear in Valley--New Video (tags)

10 Minute Documentary for the Byron De Lear for Congress Campaign, Green Party, in San Fernando Valley, California available for streaming on YouTube and Google Video.

The Courts and Congress Will Not Halt the Surveillance Programs of Hereditary Kings (tags)

The Bush administration is pushing legislation to legalize its vast spy operations on the American people. Can we expect Congress to protect our rights? Do not count on it!

US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)

Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)

Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee is useless (tags)

The MPAC is useless. It can't even begin to imitate what The AIPAC does.

Armitage is the Leaker, not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (tags)

The corporate media have focused on the outing of Plame but are ignoring the real story: why was the administration so focused and intent upon destroying Plame and her ambassador husband? The answer leads to a dark crime of lies and black ops aimed at promoting a pointless war in Iraq at all costs.

This Wednesday: Gold Star Mom to Lead Anti-war Protest March to Congressman’s Office (tags)

Gold Star and Military Families Speak Out at Congressman Dana ìWarbackerî Rohrabacherís Office. Local Military Families and Gold Star Mom to lead March from Huntington Pier to Congressman Rohrabacherís office to on August 30th

Republican Congressional Candidate Fingers the Bushies for planning 9/11 (tags)

author: Realpolitiker

Congress' fluffy measures keep constituents happy (tags)

Isn't unneeded, unnessary government great at wasting our money to get people re-elected?

Nonviolent People Power on the Move in September 2006 (tags)

Direct Action Planned for September 26th & 27th at the U.S. Congress. Peace-loving people are moving to make nonviolent history in September 2006.

August 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Largest U.S. Legal Group Challenges Bush Practice as Undermining Constitution (tags)

On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, “Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush’s authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers…” The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the “changing role of presidential signing statements” under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA’s House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.

Make Your Voice Heard: Tell Congress to Stop the War Now!! (tags)

A Call for Nonviolent Resistance Actions to End the Occupation of Iraq Tuesday, September 26th, 2006, Washington, DC

Get your New Cameros Now! (tags)

Forget Uncle Sam sweetening the pot! For $40.000 an enlister is willing to trade his place onb the front for yours even if you are 42 Years Old! and if it becomes a hardship you get a WHOLE $750.00 a month can you say sustainability?

No Blood for Oil - Sign the Voter's Pledge (tags)

"No More Oil Wars-- Clean Energy Now!" This popular sentiment must find expression in government policy, and it is our job this fall to make every candidate running for Congress understand that this is what our people want. We should be circulating the VotersForPeace Pledge which declares that those signing "will not vote for or support any candidate for Congress or President who does not make a speedy end to the war in Iraq, and preventing any future war of aggression, a public position in his or her campaign." We must make visible this popular desire for peace, a rapid transition to clean energy and justice.

Cease-Fire Now! Take Emergency Action (tags)

A Joint Call from United for Peace and Justice & the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation Qana Victims Killed by Israel with U.S. Weapons Demand that Congress Support Cease-Fire Resolutions and End Weapons Deliveries to Israel Now! THIS WEEK: Call Congress and the White House Every Day NEXT WEEK: Emergency Week of Action, Aug. 7-11

Thousands to Take Action if Concrete Plan to End US Occupation in Iraq Not Established by (tags)

The Declaration of Peace is a nationwide campaign to establish by September 21, 2006 a concrete and rapid plan for peace in Iraq, including: • A prompt timetable for withdrawal of US troops and closure of bases • A post-occupation peace process for security, reconstruction, and reconciliation, and • A shift of funding from war to meeting human needs

U.S. Aid to the Terror State of Israel (tags)

It would be interesting to know how many of those American taxpayers believe they and their families have received as much from the U.S. Treasury as has everyone who has chosen to become a citizen of Israel. But it's a question that will never occur to the American public because, so long as America's mainstream media, Congress and president maintain their pact of silence, few Americans will ever know the true cost of Israel to U.S. taxpayers.

ON THE DOINGS OF IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT (tags)

SEPARATION OF POWERS? CHECKS AND BALANCES?

FilAm Vets Lobby Congress on July 26 (tags)

Filipino American World War II veterans will march again on Wednesday, July 26, 2006 on Capitol Hill to conduct face-to-face lobbying with members of congress, according to the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, a Washington-based advocacy group. The veterans from California, Texas, New York, New Jersey and other cities will mark the 65th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt that drafted morethan 140,000 Filipino soldiers into the U.S. Army by appealing to key House members and White House officials to pass the Filipino Veterans Family Reunification immigration amendment.

‘People’s court’ releases video docu on alleged GMA poll fraud (tags)

In a video documentary shown at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, the Citizens’ Congress for Truth and Accountability (CCTA) said the evidence it has gathered could be used in the impeachment proceedings against Mrs. Arroyo should Congress allow it.

Happy Impeachment Day! (tags)

This is no time for political strategizing. Every member of Congress is sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, and it is being gravely threatened by this president.

Immigrants Are Lost In American Politics (tags)

Over the past 25 years Americans have enjoyed the benefits of immigrants for cheap labor; now the Washington leadership, that has relaxed enforcement and has permitted over twelve million immigrants to establish residency in the United States, is now reversing direction because cheaper labor is now in abundance in Asia. Washington is acting to protect the interest of corporate America, however there are many ramifications, families that are now part of the American fabric, working with us, living with us and are now part of our society.

"Realist" as Swearword in Bush's Iraq Quagmire (tags)

The great historical crisis of the 1860s proeduced Abraham Lincoln; the "Great Depression" produced Franklin Delano Roosevelt. We can only hope the political system of the US will produce similar leading figures.

Ron Paul the only congressman who gets it! (tags)

In his legislative fantasies, the amiable Texas congressman would do away with the CIA and Federal Reserve. He would reinstate the gold standard. He would get rid of the Education Department and leave schooling to local governments because he believes that's what the Constitution intended.

Bush to pretend to obey Supreme Court decision and treat POWs fairly (tags)

U.S. will give detainees Geneva rights [well Bush will pretend to give them Geneva rights]

Generalissimo Bush: Clear and Present Danger to the Republic (tags)

A small-minded man in Italy once used fear of The Other, and an imperialist campaign of aggressive war in the Middle East, to become a Generalissimo and destroy a Republic. Now it’s happening here.

Bring the Troops Home FAST! 3,000 Join Sheehan in a Fast (tags)

3,000 people from all over the world have joined Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink in a fast to bring the troops home "FAST".

Tax dollars to fund study on restricting public data (tags)

Hmmmm.... A one million dollar grant by the feds to this law school to come up with excuses to flush the Freedom of Information Act down the toilet. I bet the number of reasons they come up with to flush the constitution down the toilet is directly proportional to the amount of money the feds give them!

PHILIPPINES: Citizens' impeachment complaint against President Gloria Arroyo (tags)

AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) solons today formally endorsed the second impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) as more citizens and groups filed their complaints against the president.

Congress searching for a double standard for US vs THEM (tags)

Congress wants one way for American POWs to be treated by and a 2nd way for the American Empire to treat Iraqi, Afgan and other Muslim POWs (wink torture!, torture!, torture).

Isn't corporate welfare great!!!! (tags)

How can a farmer afford his BMW if the feds don't give him corporate welfare.

Military trials for detainees rejected (tags)

On the same day the Supreme Court struck down military tribunals for detainees being held in Cuba, Republicans in Congress began working to give the president the power to use them.

Flag-protection amendment fails by 1 vote (tags)

A proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to prohibit desecration of the flag fell a single vote short of approval by the Senate on Tuesday

Congress is Derelict. Replace It With People Who Take Their Oaths Seriously (tags)

The president has made a joke out of congress by his unbridled use of “signing statements” to invalidate laws. If Congress won’t stand up to this usurpation, it is signing its own, and the Constitution’s, death warrant.

AJLPP 1st National Congress (tags)

International solidarity against the worldwide US-led “war on terror” is more necessary than ever. In particular, with the US-backed Arroyo clique pushing an all-out militarist solution and with the alarming rise in political killings and militarization in the Philippines, forging solidarity with the Filipino people’s clamor for a just and lasting peace is more urgent than ever. Communiqué on the 1st National Congress of the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) – U.S.A.

CA Democrats ROAR Like Lions During House Iraq Debate (tags)

Just when I was ready to write Congress off as a hopeless pack of morons and sellouts, the Democrats found their voices and ROARED!!!

May 1st: A new class being formed (tags)

This May Day showed our class is beginning to stir. When there is motion, conciousness of class interests is possible

Call Congress; Critical Vote to Close the School of the Americas Friday or Monday (tags)

For the first time in six years, there will be a vote on legislation to close the SOA/WHINSEC, the U.S. Army school whose graduates are implicated in some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. As countries throughout the region go through historic changes, people in the U.S. have an opportunity to make historic change THIS WEEK by demanding justice, accountability, and suspension of the SOA/WHINSEC.

Attorney General Attacks Free Press and Separation of Powers Doctrine (tags)

On the weekend of May 20, 2006 the Bush regime launched an attack on the separation of powers doctrine and the right of a free press. Significantly, both attacks originated with the actions and words of Attorney General Gonzales, the chief law enforcer (or is that breaker) in the nation. These attacks are part of the continuing effort to expand the imperial presidency or the unitary executive theory under this administration and to eliminate any so-called checks and balances between the branches of government.

Who's Following the Money? (tags)

So where did all those missing billions wind up? Odds are, that money’s back here in the USA, and more than likely in the GOP.

Cindy Sheehan and Marcy Winograd Rally for Progressive Candidates Against War (tags)

Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood of Louisiana join 36th District Progressive Candidate Marcy Winograd for an Out of Iraq Rally and Winograd for Congress launch party in Mar Vista Park just east of Venice. QT video total running time 4:06. Video produced by The G Living Network (http://gliving.tv). Music courtesy of Mike Lenert / Lettuce Prey (http://www.ltprey.com).

Los Angeles Sentinel Endorses Paparian for Congress in 29th (tags)

The largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast has endorsed a Green for Congress in the San Gabriel Valley, giving the nod to former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian over the Democrat incumbent.

MR. GORBACHEV, OOPS!, MR. BUSH TEAR DOWN THAT WALL-FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS (tags)

A FOOLPROOF PLAN TO END THE IMMIGRATION PROBLEM

Brazil: CONLUTAS congress (tags)

A new setback for the Brazilian and Latin American workers at the hands of the ex-Trotskyist left of the World Social Forum

Bush Regime Launches Attacks on Congress and Media to Silence Critics (tags)

Attorney General Gonzales is using the Justice Department as a political tool to silence and intimidate Bush regime critics, but his actions may have backfired.

Constitutional crisis over FBI raid on US congressman (tags)

The conflict between the US Congress and the Bush administration over the FBI raid on US Representative William Jefferson’s congressional office has rapidly escalated into a constitutional crisis. The episode highlights the contempt with which the Bush administration views such fundamental issues as the separation of powers and the autonomy of the legislative branch. It also reveals the atmosphere of crisis and tension which pervades the American political system.

Liars’ Club Confab: Bush and Blair at White House (tags)

The prime members of the Anglo-American Liars’ Club, President George W. Bush and the UK’s Tony Blair, met at the White House on May 25, 2006. The bull session lead to more perpetual war propaganda, including an agreement to keep troops there until the new Iraqi government of occupation “takes control.” Protesters expected at the confab, include Ann Wright, who resigned her State Dept. job rather than endorse the Neocon-inspired war.

Stick a Fork in Congress' Ass, Turn it Over, It's Done (tags)

Congress gets what Congress asked for.

JFAV Persevere Our Struggle For Full Rights for All Immigrants and Recognition, Justice an (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) is seriously monitoring the US Congress debates and deliberations on the current bill on immigration overhaul that will make a long lasting impact on the whole gamut of American lives in years to come. ? Arturo P. Garcia, People’s CORE immigrant rights and advocacy desk and JFAV coordinator said: “More than 1/3 or 4 to 5 million immigrants will be forced to hide deeper into the shadows when the US Congress decides to send them all home when it chose to implement the “temporary guest work program” that will divide immigrants, separates families and put up obstacles for undocumented immigrants in their quest for residency and citizenship.”

Impeachment: A Winning Argument (tags)

Even if they win, the Democrats in Congress can’t do anything while the president claims the right to ignore acts duly passed by the House and Senate. To pass a Democratic agenda, this president would have to be removed.

Burning the American Flag because of What it Represents (tags)

The Senate will soon debate an amendment to ban flag-burning. As long as the U.S. flag represents a nation bent on dominating the world regardless of the human and economic costs, people both here and abroad will continue to burn it. Where there is oppressions there is always resistance.

Populist #29 (tags)

On the Electoral College, continued

Virtual America (tags)

What’s real? Death and mayhem in Iraq. What’s not real? American democracy, the Constitution, the Congress and the president for starters.

Paparian Asks State Legislature to Pass Bill That Would Impeach Bush (tags)

Legislators, Candidates and Voters Asked to Support Impeachment "Referndum" to Remove Imperial President From Office

AUDIO: An interview with Bob McCloskey, Peace Activist & Candidate for Congress (tags)

Bob McCloskey is challenging Democratic incumbent Adam Schiff in California’s 29th district on his pro-war stance and his support for Bush’s policies in the primaries this June 6th. Voters in the 29th district who want peace and an end to the war in Iraq will have the opportunity to vote for some one who will take that message to the congress.

The Bush Temporarty Guest Workers Program and the Democrat Compromise (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) express deep concern on the direction that the US Congress and President Bush is pushing the immigration issue that affects the more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

New Book Lays Out Impeachment Crimes and Impeachment Roadmap (tags)

Here are excerpts from our new book, `The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office,' just released by St. Martin's Press.

Ray McGovern & Cindy Sheehan to lead March on the White House (tags)

World Can’t Wait just announced their next major protest- October. Anyone else think that’s a little funny? Last year the Downing Street Memo came out on May 1st, soon after UFPJ announced the big rally for Sept 24th. Why do they always skip over the summer months? Because that’s when the weather is nice, and people might actually have the time to camp and stay.

Danny Bakewell Sr. Endorses Green Candidate Bill Paparian for Congress (tags)

When Al Gore came to the Southland, one of his first stops to take the pulse of his support here was the home of Danny Bakewell Sr., publisher of the largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast, the Los Angeles Sentinel. Danny Bakewell Sr. has today endorsed Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian -- giving the cold sholder to pro-war Democrat incumbent Adam Schiff in the 29th CA Congressional Dist. race.

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.

Congressional Resolve: Oil Giants Too Big (tags)

The big oil companies have finally found the congress they have awaited for over one hundred years; in the 21st Century big oil appears to be beyond U.S. authority and is playing by their own rules. The oil giants appear to be too big for this new Democratic Republican Party.

When War Making Criminals Get What They Deserve (tags)

Today the Senate is prepared to vote on a bill that will rack up an additional $67.6 Billion for making war upon Afghanistan and Iraq. That "supplemental" money, however, will just keep the eager war-makers in just enough Depleted Uranium, Grenades, and Conventional Mines (all types) only to last another five months, till September 30.

Carl Bernstein Says It's Impeachment Time! (tags)

It's Impeachment Time ! Carl Bernstein has this to say in Vanity Fair.....

As support for Bush plummets, no alternative from Democrats (tags)

A series of opinion polls released in recent weeks have shown a massive increase in popular opposition to the Bush administration. The US president’s approval rating has dropped to barely one third, on a par with that of Richard Nixon on the eve of his resignation over the Watergate scandal. The latest results published Thursday were from a poll conducted by the Wall Street Journal and NBC News, showing only 36 percent of respondents approving of Bush and his policies (compared to 48 percent a year ago). The same poll indicated that 67 percent believe that the US is on “the wrong track.”

Racist extremists advocate "killing" Mexicans (tags)

Neo-Nazis and anti-immigration extremists responded to a highly publicized wave of immigration reform demonstrations in major U.S. cities with open calls for terrorist violence, including truck bombs, machine gun attacks, and assassinations of U.S. senators and members of Congress.

Cindy Sheehan-Marcy Winograd Rally April 25 (tags)

Rally to support Marcy Winograd. She's running against "Bush Democrat" Jane Harman.

Out of Iraq Rally & Precinct Walk with Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd (tags)

Join Cindy Sheehan & Marcy Winograd 36th District Congressional Candidate for an Out of Iraq Rally & Precinct Walk

CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: A Tale of Two Members of Congress & the Police – by Jeffrey Blankfort (tags)

The Democrat Party leadership was overjoyed when McKinney was defeated for re-election in 2002. After she had served five terms, AIPAC decided to make an example of her for having criticized Israel's treatment of the Palestinians. ...The Democrats were, in turn, mortified two years later when, without their help, the plucky McKinney ran and was re-elected to her seat. ...To show the party's displeasure, McKinney was denied the return of her seniority by a tight-lipped Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco congresswoman who serves as the Democrats' minority House whip. ...McKinney, of course, is African-American, and one of the few members of the Congressional Black Caucus who has not been cowed into submission by the Democratic Party and the only one who has refused to genuflect to the Israel lobby. ...To make matters worse – for McKinney, not for the pursuit of truth and justice – she has refused to accept the official Bush administration explanation of the events of 9-11.

STAGING TORTURE TO STOP TORTURE (tags)

Hector Aristizábal is a rare type of individual; a man who after undergoing the worst type of physical torture, works to educate people far removed from the harsh realities imposed by the U.S. government on people in other countries, by creating spaces where people are confronted with the unthinkable.

THE CHOMSKY/BLANKFORT POLEMIC - Interview (tags)

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

Stage Torture to Stop Torture (tags)

Hector Aristizábal is a rare type of individual; a man who after undergoing the worst type of physical torture, works to educate people far removed from the harsh realities imposed by the U.S. government on people in other countries, by creating spaces where people are confronted with the unthinkable.

THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS (tags)

THE US WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

Populist #26 (tags)

Responsibility and War Powers

Stewart Alexander Speaks On Immigration (tags)

The immigration debates have been politically timed, not to establish policy that will benefit America in dealing with a complex matter, but only to influence the votes for the 2006 elections.

Paparian to Schiff: "Support Dept. of Peace Bill" (tags)

Former Pasadena Mayor and Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian supports HR 3760 to create a Federal Dept. of Peace; incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff has not signed on to the legislation. Will he rise to the challenge and follow Paparian's lead?

Exclusive Interview: DeLay Tells Why He's Quitting Congress (tags)

"His trademark aggressiveness helped trigger his downfall, when he led a drive to redraw Texas' congressional district boundaries to increase the number of seats in GOP hands." The gambit succeeded, but DeLay was soon caught up in an investigation involving the use of corporate funds in the campaigns of legislators who had participated in the redistricting."

Republican Hatchet Man Defends Presidential Crimes (tags)

The Founders of the nation must be rolling in their graves over Sen. Hatch’s claim that the president’s powers should be beyong criticism during the “war” on terror.

Omigod! Senate Dems May Have to Take a Stand! (tags)

Sen. Feingold, with the help of Sen. Arlen Specter, is about to put the Democrats in the House in an uncomfortable spot. Enjoy the show.

The Ghost of George Wallace: Immigration and White Racism (tags)

They were on the verge of a walled off country, a police state whose target would be Brown people. Then, on Saturday, their dominace cracked.

Congress Under Assault (tags)

Bush is stealing power from Congress and the Courts using two bogus arguments.

The Impeachment Debate (tags)

We are a republic; we don't want a king. Laws govern our nation, not men.. America doesn't want a president who believes "I am the law." A coalition of the unwilling is underway who see a breach of the constitu-tion in the monitoring practices.

Populist #25 (tags)

Limiting Presidential War Powers

A Message from the Chairman (tags)

Maybe not Howard himself, but fearful Democratic Party leaders are putting the screws to those in Congress who want to call Bush a criminal or to call for impeachment.

House Resolution 635: Impeachment (tags)

30 Dems now support 635

Populist #23 (tags)

The Executive and War Powers, continued

It is our duty as human beings (tags)

It is our duty to do something about this madness gripping America. But what do we do? Run for Congress. You need to look up who is running for Congress in your district- and if the choices are some Bushite Republican and Nancy "got no plan" Pelosi - then it is your duty.

Groundswell for Impeachment (tags)

A majority of Americans—a majority!—say they think President Bush should be impeached on at least two grounds, lying about Iraq’s alleged WMD threat and alleged links to Al Qaeda to justify an invasion, and NSA spying on Americans without getting a court warrant, but the media and Democratic Party leaders don’t want to admit it.

Israeli influence in Washington: Jeffrey Blankfort interview (a MUST read) (tags)

Tel-Aviv and Washington are linked in the Middle East. That's a fact. But the importance of this link in Washington's colonial politics is being debated in the anti-imperialist movement. For the US, Jewish, anti-Zionist journalist Jeffrey Blankfort, Israeli influence is central to US policy and the anti-war movement has failed because of its inability to understand the importance of this lobby. Having developed a radical approach to this question, going so far as to deny the energy factor in the war in Iraq, Mr. Blankfort nonetheless opens interesting paths on Zionist influence in the United States. We reproduce an interview he gave to journalist Silvia Cattori.

Populist #23 (tags)

On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers, continued

Former Pasadena Mayor Runs for Congress as Green (tags)

Bill Paparian, former Mayor of Pasadena and civil rights attorney will challenge "right wing" Democrat for Congress

US plans massive data sweep (tags)

Little-known data-collection system could troll news, blogs, even e-mails. Will it go too far?

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.

NANCY PELOSI VS. CYNTHIA MCKINNEY: Issues of War & Peace – Iraq, 9-11, Israel (tags)

McKinney, from Atlanta, Georgia, is an African-American warrior for justice and peace and an enemy of government hypocrisy. The other, Nancy Pelosi, is the white, privileged congresswoman from San Francisco, a consummate politician who, because of her prodigious fundraising abilities, was promoted by the party to run for the seat of the late Sala Burton in 1986 and is now the House Minority leader in Congress, thanks to her loyal service to the party and to the party line. ... Meanwhile, McKinney made her film debut this week in “American Blackout,” an independent film that premiered at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and which explores the historic and disempowerment of the Black vote through her eyes and political career. [This article also reviews the role of the pro-Israel-First Lobby in McKinney's initial ouster – issues that staunch Zionist Jewish-American journalist Greg Palast PURPOSELY omitted in his 'expose' (indecorously entitled), "The Screwing of Cynthia McKinney", but nonetheless Greg Palast's damage control article excluding the inter/national invovlement of the Israel lobby.]

Populist #21 (tags)

On the Executive Branch; Relating to War Powers

Courageous Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D) GA to be on The Alex Jones Show, Feb. 8th (tags)

Courageous Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D) GA to be on The Alex Jones Show, Feb. 8th, 2006 @ 12 noon CST. Listen live on www.gcnlive.com or www.infowars.com. Topics to be discussed include DynCorp, the FEMA induced Hurricane Katrina disaster, voter fraud, trillions missing from the Pentagon, the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, and the push for war with Iran, as well as the unanswered questions surrounding the attacks of 911.

Green Video rebuttals to State of Union speech (tags)

Byron De Lear, Green Party candidate for Congress in the Valley's 28th District, is featured in Green video rebuttals to Bush's State of the Union speech.

Cindy Sheehan: “Bush’s Presidency Is Illegitimate!” (tags)

Cindy Sheehan is back in Washington, D.C. She appeared at a Forum, on Jan. 30, 2006, proposing the impeachment of both President George W. Bush and his vice-president-in-mayhem, Dick Cheney. Sheehan believes Bush’s election in 2000, by the Supreme Court was illegitimate and that his abrogating to himself Congress’s war making powers to invade Iraq was unconstitutional. Congress won’t do anything, Sheehan said, “unless we make them” do it.

U.S. TRADE DEFICIT DEVASTATING ECONOMY (tags)

The U.S. economy is being sold to the highest bidders in the world trade markets and our trade deficit is destroying our economy. Americans risk losing everything due to poor leadership in Washington D.C.

Write a letter to Congress! (tags)

Demand that Articles of Impeachment be introduced!

A Call to Conscience for the U.S. Congress (tags)

A campaign of nonviolent action to compel our elected representatives in Congress to meet the demands of justice and peace:

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (tags)

There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.

Impeach the Liar-in-Chief (tags)

Our Founding Fathers would not have approved of Bush concerning his honesty or his abuse of the powers of his office.

Abramoffgate: It’s the Same Sleaze, Just Bigger! (tags)

Jack Abramoff may be the sleaziest influence peddler to hit the halls of power in Congress - ever. As many as 20 Congressmen may be caught up in the crimes of this confessed master briber. Yet, there is nothing really new about corruption scandals on Capitol Hill. The biggest obscenity is this: Brave U.S. soldiers are dying in Iraq in a war sanctioned by the “most corrupt Congress in history,” and started by a wacky President - George W. Bush.

Is George Bush a Mad Emperor? (tags)

President George W. Bush took the country into the Iraqi War based on a policy of lies. It has cost the lives of an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 Iraqis. Since 2001, Bush has ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on the American people under the guise of catching terrorists. He arrogantly ignored a secret court, the FISA Court, which was set up for that purpose. Bush acts like a mad Roman emperor; he’s as whacky as a Caligula or a Nero.

SIGN PETITION TO IMPEACH BUSH NOW! (tags)

A New Crime Revealed: Bush's Secret War at Home: The secret presidential edict, allowed massive spying, surveillance of phone calls and peoples' homes without any evidence of criminal activity, and without court order.

"Just a goddamned Piece of Paper!" (tags)

Bush is talking more and more like a would be dictator or a petulant spoiled brat, dissing the Constitution and calling himself commander-in-chief

Anti-immigrant legislation soon to be voted upon by Congress (tags)

Congress is set to debate legislation that would make all undocumented persons in the US felons, thereby making it impossible for them to become legal.

An Open Letter to Randy “Duke” Cunningham (tags)

The corrupt ex-Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham, an eight-term member of the Congress, will be sentenced on 02/27/06, for taking $2.4 million in bribes. An ultra hawk, he pushed for the Iraqi War which has cost untold misery for the Iraqi people and death and pain to the lives of so many American families. Cunningham said he wants to “atone” for his wrong doings. If so, let him come clean at his hearing about all of the pervasive corruption on Capitol Hill.

The “awful truth” is at hand. (tags)

"The article below is a brutal message of betrayal. More than 2100 U.S. families are suffering indescribable loss as a direct consequence of this massive deception, while the “losses” for the people of Iraq are simply unimaginable."

Only the Rich Profit from US Growth (tags)

"The same Congress since 1997 has consistently rerfused to raise the minimum wage from $5.15.. The founding fathers defined their new form of government as government by the people for the people. In the meantime US democracy has become government by the rich for the rich.."

Congress Sanctions Biggest Public Land Giveaway in US History (tags)

Corporations and developers have become so over-empowered by this administration that they don't believe they should have to buy land - it should just be GIVEN to them. And thanks to creeps like Richard Pombo, they are getting what they want.

War, budget cuts ignite voter rebellion (tags)

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush’s smear tactics failed to silence his growing opposition as the peace movement and defenders of the poor stepped up their fight against the Iraq war and a Republican proposal to cut $50 billion from federal programs for low-income Americans.

Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist (tags)

Fascists to hold campaign fundraiser for Jim Gilchrist

Impeach Bush the Unelected!!! (tags)

Join us in impeaching Bush the Unelected.

A Shock and Awe Attack on American Workers (tags)

Congress has put workers the end of the list of those whose interests get protected in corporate bankruptcies. That is not just a crime, it’s a major battle in the corporate assault on working people.

Populist #15 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

Call In Days to Stop the Budget Cuts (tags)

Use the toll free numbers to reach your Representatives 1-800-818-6641 or 1-800-828-0498 No tax cuts for the rich! Tell your Representatives that all Housing Programs must be fully funded and that you oppose budget cuts to SSI, Foster Care, Food Stamps

Digging Deeper: Why No Conspiracy Count for Libby? (tags)

The pre-Iraqi War intelligence was “fixed around the policy,” according to the Downing St. Memos. The perjury case of Irving “Scooter” Libby, Dick Cheney’s gofer, is only one small piece of the scheme to lie the country into war. Special Counsel Fitzgerald failed to use a conspiracy count against Libby, but he didn’t hesitate to do so in the Khaled Dumeisi case. Why the double standard? The Congress must get to the bottom of this cover-up.

The Federal Reserve is Privately owned (tags)

The secret to enslaving a nation.

Email Campaign and Venezuela Solidarity Day (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

BTL:White House & Congress Link Gulf Coast Aid to Deep Cuts in Social Programs (tags)

Interview with Max Wolff, economist at the University of Massachusetts, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The Troops Don't Support the Constitution (tags)

Every U.S. soldier takes an express and solemn oath to "support and defend the Constitution." That oath, however, is a sham because the troops do not support or defend the Constitution. Instead, when it comes to war the troops follow another oath they take - to obey the orders of the president, and they do this without regard to whether such orders violate the Constitution.

Fed Privately Owned (tags)

Learn about the financial fraud that has enslaved you your whole life!

Free Market Idiocy and Easy Money in the Big Easy (tags)

The federal government is paying $200 billion to bring in outside companies to rebuild New Orleans, while hundreds of thousands of the city’s evacuees languish in shelters across the country, jobless and penniless. What’s wrong with this picture?

What Opposition Party? (tags)

The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.

KKK rally site changed to Irvine Marriot Hotel (tags)

According to Jim Gilchrist's website, the KKK rally will not be held in Irvine Regional Park as originally planned, but in the Grand Ballroom of the Irvine Marriot Hotel.

Drive the Minutemen out of Irvine! (tags)

Below is text from a flyer that Jim Gilchrist has been circulating in Orange County, California.

R.I.P. Posse Comitatus (tags)

Fast-forward to the present. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, General Peter Grace, soon to become Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has called "for Posse Comitatus to be reconsidered in response to suggestions that it slowed down deployment of troops," according to Jurist, a legal research website.

Populist #12 (tags)

Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued

Cindy Sheehan Rips War Party in Baltimore Talk (tags)

Cindy Sheehan, and the “Bring Them Home Now Tour,” hit Baltimore City last night. The Shriver auditorium on the Johns Hopkins U. campus was packed to capacity to hear the anti-Iraqi War messages of her and others. Sheehan said, we need an “Opposition Party” and that Congress is mostly made up of cowards, who have given “a liar” and “a maniac,” - George W. Bush - the power to invade Iraq. If Congress doesn’t shape up, she said: “Fire them!”

RFK, Jr. Blasts Big Oil & Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang gave the store away in the so-called “Energy Bill.” It granted $4 billion in tax breaks to Big Oil, despite the fact that ExxonMobil had profits of $24 billion last year! Now, environmentalists rallying in Washington, D.C., on 09/20/05, suspect that parts of the pristine Arctic Wildlife Refuge will soon be opened up to oil drilling. At the protest, RFK, Jr., labeled George Bush: “The worst environmental president in U.S. history!”

WTO/Codex to Ban Organic Food, Vitamins; force Irradiated GMO food down our throats... (tags)

December 31, 2009. The date that Codex Alimentarius will go into effect. "Codex Alimentarius" means "food rules" in Latin. The organization was born in 1962 when the UN established the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) as a "Trade Commission". It was created to regulate, and thus control, every aspect of how food and nutritional supplements are produced and sold to the consumer. It is solely about trade and the profits of multi-national corporations. Codex would effectively ban most organic food from being sold worldwide and force all food to be irradiated in the name of "safety." By using the World Trade Organization's economic sanctions against companies who do not comply with Codex rules, all animals raised for food will have to be fed antibiotics and hormones, and most nutritional vitmains and supplements will be banned. Visit http://www.healthfreedomusa.org/marketingmaterial/codex-flyer-1.pdf for details.

British Trade Union Congress unaimously supports Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution (tags)

Bolivarian Revolution

Compassion, But Only When Cameras Are On (tags)

Congress is temporarily softening the bankruptcy bill and postponing Medicaid cuts, afraid to look mean to Katrina survivors, but when the waters have subsided, they’ll go back to screwing the poor as usual.

Philippines: Protests will take off from where impeachment failed (tags)

September 07, 2005 : AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the ranks of other progressive anti-Arroyo forces and luminaries of the Catholic church in a show of force to continue demanding for the ouster of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA) a day after the House of Representatives voted down the impeachment complaint.

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

Nazi Rally in Lake Forest (tags)

Nazi Rally in Lake Forest. Come protest the next David Dukkke.

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

Over 150 Events Planned on 3rd Anniversary of Downing Street Memo (tags)

Rep. Maxine Waters will host an Out-of-Iraq teach-in on July 23 in Inglewood to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the Downing Street Memo. Hear about the Out of Iraq Caucus & Resolution of Inquiry in Congress. Learn how to protect our youth from military recruiters. Join a cell phone call-in demanding journalists tell the truth re: Downing Street Memo. This will be one of 150 events around the country organized by AfterDowningStreet.org.

PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH IS NOW IMPEACHABLE (tags)

This is from the Portland IMC: author: Joseph Hillier The evidence of brutality, torture, murder, corruption, conspiracy, and complete contempt for all standards of human decency that is certain to come out during the impeachment of Bush and his high administrative officials will forever discredit the evil neo-con, capitalist, corporate, militarist ideology.

Help the Sun Set on the Patriot Act (tags)

Many sections of the Patriot Act are set to expire or "sunset" this year. Let's see that they do.

Got It Wrong AGAIN on Cuba Travel (tags)

For those interested in International policies and in Cuba.The vote is in, another reason to support IFCO/Pastors for Peace this July 12th HELP US end the the maddness.!

Virtual Citizens, Virtual Government, Real Troubles (tags)

With Republicans admitting that the White House isn’t governing—just campaigning—we need to face the truth: We have a virtual government, a virtual opposition, virtual citizens and, in the end, a virtual democracy. Our problems, though—war, poverty, AIDS, global warming, etc.—are all too real. ---------

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.

Scoundrel Time: The Flag Amendment (tags)

With the public increasingly opposed to continued war and occupation in Iraq, the worthies in Congress who put American troops there in the first place and who can't figure out how to get them out now are resorting to a tried and true diversionary tactic: The Flag Protection Amendment. What's next? An amendment banning pie throwing? ----------------

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!

GI resistance today: New challenges ahead (tags)

Today’s anti-militarist GI confronts a military that has changed enormously since the first Gulf War 15 years ago. The behemoth conscript military of the Vietnam era, with 4 million-plus GIs, bears little resemblance to today’s model.

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.

Bush: Eight More Years (tags)

Craig B Hulet is giving a public lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce hotel in Commerce Calif. 7:30PM. See website for info.

Bush Forever? (tags)

`The twenty-second article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is repealed.' www.kcandassociates.org cali@localaccess.com Hulet is giving a public lecture July 8th in Commerce Calif. 7:30PM See website for info.

bush baby 4 life (tags)

the scum bag, just like hitler

Bush for Life: GOP introduces new bill to Congress (tags)

Republicans have officially started the the campaign to amend the Constitution by repealing the 22nd Amendment - the one that confines the President to two terms. If the Republicans hold their current strength, or increase it, in the 2006 Congressional elections, expect this measure to pass allowing Bush to remain President...

Whigged Out: The Democrats Have Become a Vestigial Opposition (tags)

They’ll stand tall on small stuff like judicial nominees or a UN ambassador appointment, but when it’s an issue of substance—funding for the war, a pro-lender bankruptcy bill, or the PATRIOT Act, the Democrats are all compromise or cave-in. Where’s the opposition? ----------------

LETTER FROM CONGRESS (tags)

The lies and deceit about the war from this administration has the panties of Congress in a bunch.

Intelligence Committee in Maneuver to Pass Even Worse PATRIOT Act (tags)

With no announcement, the Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a closed door session to approve a version of the Patriot Act that would be even worse than the present act being considered by the Judiciary Committee. The hand of the White House seems to be behind the sneaky maneuver.

BTL:Rushed through Congress, Real ID Act Legislation Threatens Privacy Rights (tags)

Interview with Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

IMPEACHMENT TIME - Palast (tags)

Here it is. The smoking gun. The memo that has "IMPEACH HIM" written all over it.

Repartions - America's Strange Fruit (tags)

A look at why America must pay reparations to America's descendants of slaves. We will also look at the actual pictures of lynched, and burned-at-the-stake African Americans.

Populist #2 (tags)

The Necessity of Constitutional Democracy to our Security

Shadowy Lobbyists (tags)

by Admin. (No verified email address) 24 Apr 2005 Here's a decent article I came across in the Reader.

Are Bush's Social Security Program and John Bolton Nomination Dumb Ideas or Diversions? (tags)

The Bush Social Security “reform” proposal is so ridiculous, and John Bolton is such a jerk, that you have to wonder: could there be a reason Bush is proposing such stupid things? Maybe they are meant to be outrageous, to keep us ineffectively spinning our wheels while the real dirty business gets done.

Clergy and laity say: Feed the hungry, end the war (tags)

WASHINGTON — Peace and religious groups converged on the Capitol March 14 to demand that Congress vote down President Bush’s war budget and restore funds to health care, education, housing and other human needs programs.

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.

Republican Abuse of Power: With This Congress, Democracy is dead (tags)

Even Newt Gingrinch says they have gone too far. "The House has become a place where trivial issues are debated passionately and important issues not at all."

Vermont towns say ‘Bring our troops home’ (tags)

In more than 50 towns voters took a day usually reserved for decisions on school budgets and new snow plows to debate an issue of international significance — the war in Iraq.

$9 Billion lost, Halliburton Looting, and Bush wants $82 Billion more? (tags)

The whistleblowers have provided evidence of massive, systematic (ie intentional) fraud at Halliburton. The US Inspector General just reported $9 billion is missing, the CPA lost it - no trace of it whatsoever - yet Bush and his lapdog Congress want our children to pay $82 billion more for this illegal and immoral war

$9 Billion is ’Missing’, and Republicans Refuse to Investigate (tags)

Certain Congresspeople are refusing to investigate this theft of $9 billion, doesn’t that make them accessories to the crime? According to The Constitution, it is the duty of Congress to investigate these crimes. Their purpose is to provide ’checks and balances’ to the Executive Branch, expressly to be something other than a horde of rubber stamp lemmings.

Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow (tags)

One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

Help Demand an Investigation into U.S. Military Harassment of Muslim Websites (tags)

So, you say you would have stood up and defended Hitler's first victims? What are you doing about Bush's first victims?

ACT TODAY! Urge these Senators to challenge the electoral vote! (tags)

As evidence of substantial electoral fraud continues to mount--and not only in Ohio--"Election 2004" is NOT over...but NOW is your last chance to urge Senators to join members of the House of Representatives in challenging the electoral vote. Time you spend phoning or faxing *TODAY* (or by Thursday morning) can make a big difference; the more Senators we reach, the better.

Rep. David Wu on Voting Irregularities (tags)

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

People of the the Lie (tags)

couldn't believe what I wrote... hoped someone there might be ablel to validate this...

Hang on to Your Waqllet! Don't Let Them Touch Social Security! (tags)

The administration and congress are pushing a huge scam, claiming Social Security is in trouble and needs to be destroyed in order to save it. Don’t believe a word of it. After all, when’s the last time you can remember a Republican doing anything nice for a poor person voluntarily?

FEDERAL OFFICER CONTINUES IN 4 YEAR STRUGGLE TO HAVE CONGRESS INVESTIGATE GROSS CORRUPTION (tags)

Gross Corruption reported to CONGRESSMAN HUNTER and others only met with retaliation by Federal Agencies.. Federal Officer prosecuted for "medical/ mental incompetence" for whistle blower letters to Congress.............

Coming World War Three (tags)

Congress must be crooked or crazy or both to have permitted the depletion of the USA arsenal of its most modern weapons for defense and to have delivered them without any publicity to the spurious so-called "State of Israel" creating a precarious situation in USA home defenses. This secret delivery of USA weapons enabled the spurious so-called "State of Israel" to renew its attacks against Egypt and Syria.

Silver Linings Dept: Russ Feingold Shows Dems the Way to 2008 (tags)

While Kerry’s timid Republican-lite, pro-war, pro-free trade campaign was a loser, progressive Sen. Russ Feingold, running against the war, against the Patriot Act, and against NAFTA, trounced his opponent to win a third term in bellweather Wisconsin, showing Democrats what they need to do to win next time.

The Kennedy Curse (tags)

Despite having the same initials as JFK, Kerry was unable to reverse the curse that began 40 years ago.

First the Back-Door Draft, Next the Foot-in-the-Door Draft (tags)

Beware presidents asking for a few good women to tend the troops. If they push the door open a little way, the draft will come right on through.

County Fed gears up for offensive (tags)

L.A. labor council holds historic congress building labor community unity for progressive issues. .

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.

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.

US TO GIVE ISRAEL 5,000 SMART BOMBS (tags)

"The United States will sell Israel 5,000 smart bombs, for $319 million, according to a report made to Congress a few weeks ago. The funding will come from the U.S. military aid to Israel, and the bombs range from airborne versions, guidance units, training bombs and detonators" .... If the funding comes from Military Aid to Israel, isn't that "GIVING" them the bombs?!

9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)

Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education

Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 5) (tags)

DREAM Act Fasters Highlight the Importance of Voting

About that Missing and Misspent $87 Billion: Kerry Was Right to Vote No (tags)

Most of the money was supposedly “for the troops” but reports from the front of shortages of everything from bullets to bullet-proof vests suggest it was shifted elsewhere, while the $18 billion designated for rebuilding Iraq is, for the most part, AWOL. Instead of explaining his vote, Kerry should be blasting the Bush administration for corruption and incompetence in misusing the money.

Greenspan Sounds Alert on Social Security (tags)

THERE WILL BE NONE FOR YOU!! For at least the fourth time this year, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan issued his warning that the White House and Congress need to come up quickly with a plan to trim the Social Security and Medicare benefits that 77 million baby boomers are scheduled to receive when they retire.

The role of the left in these elections (tags)

RIP-OFF Massive pay cuts, longer hours loom for 6 million workers as Bush guts overtime (tags)

Women and working parents especially hard hit

Petition to Rock Fabric of Evangelical Hypocrisy (tags)

Petition to U.S. Congress Eliminates Religious Institutions from Tax Exempt Status - All Religious Texts Promoting Criminal Activity Must be Purged From Public Worship Handbooks.

United Cerebral Palsy Launches DontBlockMyVote.org (tags)

Launched Wednesday, United Cerebral Palsy's online campaign,www.DontBlockMyVote.org, allows activists to send a free letter to their Congressmen calling for full funding of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which guarantees equal access to polling places and voting machines for millions of Americans with disabilities. With the last Presidential election hinging on a little over 500 votes, the potential disenfranchisement of 26 million voters with disabilities is an important and significant cause, and the lack of full funding for HAVA could greatly swing a potentially close election. UCP is also in partnership with Rock the Vote, calling on people to register for this year’s elections

Aid and comfort to the enemy: The Kerry record... (tags)

Fake Terror on Congress Last Week- Patriot II Next Week (tags)

Last Thursday air traffic controllers guided a plane near the Reagan Memorial Event, but they did not tell the security on the ground, who thought it was a terrorist attack. Cops were screaming, "run, run run!" and had some members of Congress, the Supreme Court and even Rupert Murdoch running for their lives. 'Someone' intentionally created this terror scare for Congress- how do we know? Because the FAA spokesman was caught in an outright lie. Hundreds of people were terrorized for no reason.... well there may be a reason, but the FAA knew the plane was not a threat.

An Investigation into the Bush Administration's Misuse of Science (tags)

"Withholding of vital environmental information is getting to be a bad habit with the Bush administration." -- Republicans for Environmental Protection

As war's tab mounts, GOP questions strategy (tags)

"we need to restrain what are growing messianic instincts - a sort of global social engineering where the United States feels it is both entitled and obligated to promote democracy - by force if necessary" -- Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kansas

No Justice, No Peace (tags)

There's a piece of classical music called "Fanfare for the Common Man" written by Aaron Copland, that lasts only two minutes and fifty-seven seconds, but in that music can be heard the plight of most of us, that still have to fight to live.

War costs to Pentagon approach $5 billion a month (tags)

Senior members of Congress, including some Republicans, urged the administration to detail war costs before the election, arguing it appeared that the military was running out of funds.

Impeach Now: Why We Can't Wait (tags)

After that press conference, the rest of the world knows that Bush is not a capable leader... and they are looking to America to deal with the problem internally. With all that we know now, public knowledge, there is no need for official impeachment hearings, Congress should step in and remove bush and cheney from office- immmediately.

Nader: Iraq an Unconstitutional, Illegal War (tags)

Nader urges the Congress to investigate the illegal nature of the war, and how the five falsehoods became part of the Bush Administration's drum beat for war, in a formal Inquiry of Impeachment.

Stroke the rich (tags)

IRS has become a subsidy system for super-wealthy Americans IRS winks at rich deadbeats

Secrets and Lies Becoming Commonplace (tags)

The initial refusal of President Bush to let his national security adviser appear under oath before the 9/11 Commission might have been in keeping with a principle followed by other presidents -- the principle being, according to Bush, that calling his advisers to testify under oath is a congressional encroachment on the executive branch's turf. (Never mind that this commission is not a congressional body, but one he created and whose members he handpicked.)

M20 LA Global Day of Action. Part 2: Maxine Waters (tags)

March 20, 2004 Hollywood and Highland Thousands took to the streets to End Colonial Occupation Everywhere. Maxine Waters was the sole member of congress to take part in the LA event

Historic congress of Pakistan Marxists (tags)

For pictures of the congress,Esteban Volkov(Leon Trotsky's grandson)Alan Woods and memorial go to website,click on article they are within it and below.

MILLER CALLS FOR ASSASINATIONS (tags)

Dennis Miller, political operative and former comedian, called on Bush for more killings. Bad guys is the term Miller used for the victims of the Bush cartel who rarely get trials before they are murdered. Miller made no joke at Bush's expense on CNBC.

BTL:Bush Administration and GOP Congress Propose Cuts to Public Transit and... (tags)

...Other Transportation Alternatives. Interview with Hank Dittmar, executive director of Reconnecting America, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Congress abandons millions of jobless (tags)

HAMDEN, Conn. – While the White House backed off empty job creation claims last week, machinists, teamsters, building trades, and municipal workers crowded into the Job Center here, angry at the failure of the Republican-controlled Congress to extend unemployment benefits at a time of high job loss.

Bill for Confiscation (tags)

Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403

March 30: Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day to Close the SOA in Washington, DC (tags)

March 27-30, 2004: SOA Watch Spring Mobilization and Lobby Day Come to Washington, DC on March 30, 2004 and tell Congress to “Shut Down the SOA! – No More Murder in Our Name and with Our Tax Money!"

Israel Wants US Report Held After the Hague (tags)

Israel has asked the U.S. administration to postpone publication of the State Department's annual report on human rights around the world, fearing it will be used against Israel in the discussion on the separation fence at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

The Sin of Gay Marriage (tags)

Despite the hysterical rhetoric of the Left, Christian activism is not based on fear or hatred or lust for power, but because (with love and honor toward God) we love our neighbors and want the best for them.

Message to Congress: Extend jobless benefits (tags)

WASHINGTON – The New Year was a time of revelry for the corporate rich as government reports confirmed a surge in profits and productivity in the final quarter of 2003. George W. Bush trumpeted the news as proof that his trillions in tax cuts for the wealthy has pulled the nation out of recession.

Your Vote Means Nothing (tags)

The 2004 Election Dog And Pony Show, Your Vote Means Nothing

An Executive Dictatorship? (tags)

The United States Is An Executive Dictatorship.

Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)

Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.

''They want to ram their agenda down America's collective throat'' (tags)

With an extremist, dominating Republican party in control, we have lost our system of checks and balances, and ANY functional national forum for the meaningful public debate.

Call for an International Congress of the IV International (tags)

This call for an international congress of the Fourth International comes from the Movement for the Refoundation of the Fourth International.

National Dividend Check (tags)

National Dividend Check

Study: Most tax breaks go to wealthy, add to federal deficit (tags)

Most of the benefits of tax-advantaged retirement accounts go to the highest wage earners. The poorest 40 percent of households have only about 5 percent of all the assets in these accounts, while the richest 10 percent have more than half.

GOP gerrymandering: ''How unfair is unfair?'' (tags)

Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida are grappling with the fairness of a GOP gerrymandered Congress, causing Justice Antonin Scalia. to ask, "How unfair is unfair?"

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?"

Is Bush a bigger liar than Clinton? (tags)

George W. Bush and his sleazy gang have but one guiding principle that dominates all they do. They use public power and influence for private gain and will do just about anything to keep the power in order to keep the gain.

America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)

America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)

JFK remembered by one who was there (tags)

This writer was in the press corps. accompanying President Kennedy on the day he was shot in Dallas.

The Debate Marches On (tags)

This article is written in lieu of Congress passing and Bush signing into law the bill that outlaws partial-birth abortion. Plenty of things to be said.

Religious Activists Influencing Congress on Who Receives Health Study Funding (tags)

This past week, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) sent a letter instructing the Dept. of Health & Human Services (HHS) to investigate what may be a sharing of confidential study information to the “religiopolitical extremist” group, Traditional Values Coalition (TVC)

Why we should fear the Matrix (tags)

Backdoor to Totalitarianism - this is nothing more than attempt by Der furher und his minions to do what Congress has forbidden them to do overty. It is nothing more that "Total Information Awareness" by another means. "Your Papers Please!?"

Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)

Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.

Please put me on the NRA Blacklist (tags)

The list, which was filed deep in the official NRA Web site, has been heavily publicized by a group of anti-gun campaigners who are working for two pieces of gun control legislation going through Congress.

Freedom of Religion, Press, Speech, Assembly, Petition (tags)

First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Bush Got $500,000 From Companies (tags)

Billions are wondering why (the government is so crooked) (tags)

Several billion people in the world — including myself — are wondering why: • America is hell-bent on destroying its own Constitution. The first Patriot Act torpedoed most of it, but now the new Patriot Act II — currently under wraps and about to be deployed secretly for a rigged vote in Congress — actually contains a provision to revoke the citizenship of American citizens if they are deemed to be connected with a terrorist organization. This decision would require no proof, only an assertion by the government. It means that people who attend peace protests are now eligible for indefinite detention without access to lawyers or phone calls to family. To be clear, it means quite literally that America is no longer a free country, and that its citizens are no longer Constitutionally protected from arbitrary punishment by its war-mad government.

No pause in Patriot Act pounding (tags)

While Bush is working to undo more of our liberty, there are bipartisan efforts in Congress pushing back. Perhaps the most promising is the "Safety and Freedom Ensured (SAFE) Act" that would rollback some of the worst excesses of the Patriot Act. If even NBA commissioners know the Patriot Act is a bad thing, what is Congress waiting for?

Spy Finance and the Black Budget (tags)

".....a congressional investigation revealed that the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), a supersecret agency whose existence was publicly acknowledged only a few years ago, lost track of a $2 billion slush fund because it was so highly classified even top intelligence officials had no control over it."

$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)

Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.

More direct and damning eyewitness evidence USS Liberty attact was intentional (tags)

Here's a repost of this article because a troll trashed the thread after it was originally posted, while text can be formatted to work around it, pictures are not appearing

The Assault on the USS Liberty Still Covered Up After 26 Years (tags)

Israeli Pilot Speaks Up Fifteen years after the attack, an Israeli pilot approached Liberty survivors and then held extensive interviews with former Congressman Paul N. (Pete) McCloskey about his role. According to this senior Israeli lead pilot, he recognized the Liberty as American immediately, so informed his headquarters, and was told to ignore the American flag and continue his attack. He refused to do so and returned to base, where he was arrested.

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.

Reasons for war--NOVEMBER 11--2002 (tags)

HOW QUICKLY WE ALL FORGET WHY WE ARE IN IRAQ. HEY RIGHT WINGERS READ THIS ARTICLE AND RE THINK YOUR POSITIONS....

Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." (tags)

Even Conservative Republicans call Bush "a functional illiterate." They're catching on! Looks like EVERYBODY is beginning to realize that Bu$h is a drunken, monkey-faced idiot.

Rep. Xavier Becerra on Iraq (tags)

Copy of a letter to Rosalio Munoz by Congressman Xavier Becerra on an independent commission on Intelligence about Iraq. With Comments by Rosalio Munozl

Congress Declares War Against Disabled Veterans (tags)

The House majority leadership has shown callous contempt for the sacrifices of America's defenders by attempting to impose overly restrictive conditions that would limit benefits for disabilities from military service, said the Disabled American Veterans.

Bush's Short Trip into Purgatory (tags)

"The government did miserable work in planning for the time after Saddam Hussein. The government treated Congress like a nuisance, Senator Chuck Hagel from arch-conservative Nebraska declared.. The $166 billion for the anti-terror crusade is a record."

$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.

Yikes! Pikes! Trying to Put an Extremist in the US Institute of Peace.. (tags)

A sly and sneaky attempt to put a friend with a reputation as an anti-Muslim and an Extremist into US Institute of Peace- a federally funded think tank that doesn't need to feature right wing extremism in order to follow its mission.

Bush Order Makes Corporate Anarchy Viable In Iraq (tags)

AN EXECUTIVE ORDER can be a surreptitious way of making policy. It often makes an end-run around Congress and frequently escapes the media's attention as well. It is, in short, a way of making policy by fiat. Now, a potentially explosive executive order has just been discovered by SEEN, the Sustainable Energy and Economy Network. Signed on May 22, it appears to give U.S. oil companies in Iraq blanket immunity from lawsuits and criminal prosecution.

Stealing The Internet (tags)

With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?

Support H.R. 2625 (tags)

HR 2625 is a bill to create an Independent Commision on Intelligence about Iraq authored by Rep. Henry Waxman and now has 110 cosponsors. It needs 218 votes to pass the 435 member House. Reps Howard Berman and Jane Harman are the only L.A. County Democrats who have not cosponsored to date. Congress is on recess and they should be in their Districs. These are two hard nuts to crack, please help out.

Republican spending orgy (tags)

So here we are three years later, with not only a Republican Congress but a Republican president, too -- and the federal spending train is racing out of control. The Bush administration estimated last week that the government will end the current fiscal year with a budget deficit of $455 billion. Over the next five years, the public debt is expected to rise by $1.9 trillion.

Surprising Backlash to FCC's Libertarian Ruling (tags)

Activist groups and lawmakers say the libertarian instincts of the FCC's Michael Powell are out of step -- many fear that large corporations will absorb local news outlets.

Greens Call for Impeachment of Bush, Withdrawal of Troops by the Winter Holidays (tags)

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On the final day of the 2003 national meeting of the Green Party of the United States, delegates from state Green Parties represented in the national party's Coordinating Committee approved two major proposals: (1) The Green Party endorsed a call to Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings and resolved to take political leadership in the growing movement for impeachment. (2) Greens endorsed a "Home by the Holidays" campaign calling for the U.S. to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq, Afghanistan, Colombia, and the Philippines, with this year's winter holidays as a deadline for total return.

Irag- History will forgive us or Mr.Bush's Poodle Barks again (tags)

Irag-Bush and Blair

3 Minutes To Stop Media Monopoly (tags)

We actually have a very good chance of overturning decades of corrupt media policy making in this country

Nothing but lip service (tags)

Then there’s military tax relief — or the lack thereof. As Bush and Republican leaders in Congress preach the mantra of tax cuts, they can’t seem to find time to make progress on minor tax provisions that would be a boon to military homeowners, reservists who travel long distances for training and parents deployed to combat zones, among others.

The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)

US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....

Libertarians say hearings into Iraq's weapons program are pointless (tags)

"Do we really need a congressional hearing to discover that politicians are adept at using words as weapons of mass deception?"

Reclaim the Media! (tags)

It should come as no surprise that the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to rewrite media ownership rules has stirred a firecry in Congress. Unlike the members of the FCC, members of the House and Senate must face the voters at election time.

Members of U.S. Congress Urge Court to Proceed with Genocide Lawsuit (tags)

"This lawsuit was filed not to embarrass China, but to persuade the defendants to end their persecution of Falun Gong ... it is highly consistent with the goals set forth in [U.S. Department of State’s] annual review of human rights." -- Members of U.S. Congress

Ashcroft Pushing PATRIOT II, Bush Hesitating (tags)

Several members of Congress, including Republicans like Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, have expressed concerns about providing law enforcement with much more authority, raising questions about civil liberties. ...Ashcroft is unapologetic, insisting that the USA-PATRIOT Act has resulted in "steady progress in America's war on terrorism."

Persian Gulf of Tonkin (tags)

"Mr. Bush was having trouble selling the War, so Mr. Powell showed our 'non-proof' to the United Nations in a much-hyped made-for-TV Adlai Stevenson 'Cuban Missile Crisis' moment, but the pansy cowards REJECTED US! "

The impeachable offense (tags)

Finally, and far too late, the networks, the big dailies, and the national news magazines are discovering that the Bush Administration's case for invading Iraq was a combination of willfully gross exaggerations and flat-out lies.

Nigeria- Students appeal for International Solidarity (tags)

Nigeria

So, What are You going to Do? (tags)

Michael Rivero hits another Home Run with today's Commentary at WhatReallyHappened.com "We stand at a crossroads. The head-of-state of the most powerful nation on Earth has been caught justifying a war of conquest with fraud and deception. ..."

The FCC Rolls Over (tags)

Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Black Caucus and Asian Pacific Congress called the FCC's rules "a blow to diversity" undermining regulations "intended to promote minority participation, and preserve multiple media voices and opinions"

GAO Triples Estimates of Gulf War Fallout (tags)

So the truth comes to light 10 years later. I guess it will be another 10 years before they post the truth about Iraq War II Washington Post Staff Writer Tuesday, June 3, 2003; Page A21

WHAT IS YOUR CONSTITUTIONAL IQ? (tags)

The Constitution is the actual founding document of our Nation. It is important for every Citizen to have a basic understanding of it. It is a covenant between the People and their government which was meant to LIMIT the scope and authority of the Central Government in order to protect our freedom.

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.

Stop the FCC (tags)

On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission is planning on authorizing sweeping changes to the American news media.

Block Patriot Act II (tags)

Help stop Ashcroft's "Patriot Act II," which would gut freedoms of speech and assembly, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure, the right to due process, and much more. The law would principally harm non-citizens. For information on upcoming events around LA, contact mim136@mim.org.

Stop the FCC (tags)

If you believe that we need a free and independent media in the United States, we need you to send an email to Congress right now telling them so. Go to www.mediareform.net now, or stay here and let us explain.

Constitutional Convention of the People (tags)

Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for a Convention to be called to amend the Constitution

WHAT PATRIOT II PROPOSES TO DO (tags)

I hope people find this of use. It seems to be a good basic summary of the provisions of the Fourth Reich's "Enabling Act".

HOUSE INTRODUCES BILL TO REPEAL PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS (tags)

PRESIDENT (KING) FOR LIFE? What kind of America is this?

ACTION ALERT: Stop the RAVE Act! (tags)

Late on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, a Senate and House Conference Committee, without a hearing, public notice or a debate in Congress, attached the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act (formerly known as the RAVE Act) to the Amber Alert Bill (a child abduction bill). This is "backdoor" policy-making at its worst and in no way upholds the democratic principles rooted in our legislative process.

Congress supports the troops? (tags)

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

How Bad do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest with Hussein? (tags)

OF the 535 members of Congress, only one has a son or daughter in the armed forces! If you really want to stand up for America, send your daughters to Kuwait and let them don chemical warfare suits. And let's see every member of Congress with a child of military age also sacrifice their kids.

Email Congress to Stop Aid to Israel due to murder of a USA citizen (tags)

Email Congress to Stop Aid to Israel due to murder of Rachel Corrie a USA citizen

Daniel Sheehan Provided Dennis Kucinich Anti-war Resolution For Congress (tags)

Pacifica Radio, KPFA mp3 at 3.6 megabytes, runtime = 9:03 // March 15, 2003, San Francisco

Appeals Court DIDN'T throw out lawsuit on war powers declaration (tags)

mp3 of interview; John Bonifaz is the lead attorney for plaintiffs in a suit against a U.S. war on Iraq without Congressional approval.

Act of Congress Needed for Iraq Invasion, Suit Says (tags)

A federal appeals court is weighing on a rare and expedited basis a lawsuit challenging the president's right to wage war on Iraq without a formal declaration of war by Congress.

U.S. Congress now serving (tags)

It's one thing for some redneck, backwater, greasy spoon in "lynch 'em high" Texas to ban "French Fries" from the menu... but the U.S. CONGRESS!

BTL:Soldiers, Their Parents and Lawmakers Sue to Stop U.S. Attack on... (tags)

...Iraq Without Congressional Declaration of War. Interview with John Bonifaz, lead attorney in Doe v. Bush lawsuit conducted by Between the Lines 'Melinda Tuhus

Call To Action (tags)

From a Plaintiff in the Anti-War Lawsuit against President Bush being appealed in Boston and the widow of a Viet Nam veteran.

It's the CHEESE!!!! (tags)

From the fine "journalists" at the FAUX News Network. So-called "patriotic" Americans are boycotting French Cheese and Wine!

Tell Feinstein to defend disability rights - Thursday, 12 noon (tags)

Gather at Senator Feinstein's LA office to tell her to defend the rights of people with disabilities, and protest her Judiciary Committee vote in favor of Jeffrey Sutton.

BILLIONS ARE WONDERING WHY? (tags)

Perhaps a billion people all over the world will be out on the streets Saturday (2/15/03) to express which way they hope this question will go. There are demonstrations against the unjust invasion of Iraq planned in virtually every American city. Find out where it is and go. If you don't, there may come a day - and maybe real soon - when you can't.

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.

US reached debt limit, unemployment rampant (tags)

US national debt nears $6.4 TRILLION limit, so the US Treasury Dept. asks for higher debt ceiling for the Fed Govt; U.S. Economy in Worst Hiring Slump in 20 Years...

Full Text of Speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy on 1/29/03 (tags)

Full text of speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.Mass) on 1/29/03

War of $$$ (tags)

What we all need to do

Impeach pResident Bush for Assisting 911 Terrorists (tags)

If you oppose our current march to fascism, and suspect pResident Bush of allowing, if not assisting in the 911 attacks, please join the hundreds of people petitioning for accountability from the American fascists who helped make it happen.

RENDON/Iraqi National Congress (tags)

"Were it not for Rendon," a State Department official remarked, "the Chalabi group wouldn't even be on the map." With funding first from the CIA throughout the 1990s and more recently the Pentagon, Rendon managed the INC's every move, an INC spokesperson acknowledges, even choosing its name, coordinating its annual strategy conferences, and orchestrating its meetings with diplomatic heavy hitters, such as James Baker and Brent Scowcroft.

The Black Radical Congress Opposes a Military Attack on the People of Iraq (tags)

The BRC joins the International Call for No war on Iraq

Professor Francis A. Boyle calling for preventive impeachment of George W. Bush (tags)

58 minute radio show, mp3 for streaming or download

The Railroad Barons Are Back - And This Time They'll Finish the Job (tags)

This administration is set to complete what the railroad barons pushed the Grant administration to start: to take democracy and its institutions of governance from the hands of the human citizen/voters the Founders fought and died for, and give it to the very types of monopolistic corporations the Founders fought against when they led the Tea Party revolt against the East India Company in Boston Harbor in 1773.

a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)

the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999

Taxes, taxes, taxes: High on the Bush agenda (tags)

It has been written that the more things change, the more they are the same. And that certainly holds true when it comes to battles over taxes. True, the powdered wigs of James Madison’s time are gone. And yes, George Bush has replaced "Teddy" Roosevelt. But the issues are the same – who pays and how much.

Congress skips town, snubs kids and jobless (tags)

The 107th Congress adjourned on Nov. 22 after refusing to provide extended unemployment benefits to nearly a million unemployed workers, cutting the availability of Section 8 housing vouchers, denying health care to more than 900,000 children and refusing to provided federal aid to states facing the worst fiscal crisis since World War II. It did, however, find the money for a $2 billion Election Day pay off to drug companies and a promised $100 billion to insurance companies.

Orwellian Poindexter IAO planed BEFORE 911 !! (tags)

Just like unPatriot Act -- set in motion before 9-11 ... get the word out so the brain-dead corporate media doesn't roll over

ACTION! When Even Safire Is Afraid Of HOMELAND SECURITY Act, You Know It's BAD ! (tags)

When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, CONTACT your senators NOW ! E-mail at www.congress.org or call NOW!

When Even Safire Is Afraid Of Homeland Security Act, You Know It's Bad ! (tags)

When even right-wing fanatics like William Safire are afraid of the "Homeland Security Act", then you know it's scarey. Even though it doesn't have the gut appeal of the War On Iraq, you should be contacting your senator NOW !

Introducing the Information Awareness Office (tags)

YOU ARE A SUSPECT: regarding the current homeland security act.

Every week, (tags)

we are graced with 300 or so wordz or wizdom from the great educator, Prof. Walter E. Williams. "More Government Means Less Freedom, Our Founders Knew This Well."

D.C. Council Opposes Military Action in Iraq (tags)

City councils in Takoma Park, Berkeley, Calif., Santa Fe, N.M., and several other cities also have passed resolutions opposing unilateral military action in Iraq. Similar resolutions are under discussion in Madison, Wis., and Baltimore.

So Where's the Post? (tags)

Last night I posted an article taken verbatim (including the lead: "Who's a Jew In Congress") from The Jewish Telegraphic Agency JTA.com and it wasn't printed, Why?

WHO'S A JEW IN CONGRESS (tags)

I'd think publishing a list like this would be anti-Semitic. Evidently, it's not! Everything, including the title: "Who's A Jew In Congress" is from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Do other religions keep & publish similiar lists? Who's a Baptist... a Catholic in congress?

Working families say: We’ll fight Bush agenda (tags)

WASHINGTON – Despite setbacks in the Nov. 5 elections, the AFL-CIO, the National Organization for Women and other grassroots organizations vowed a determined fight to block the Bush administration from railroading its ultra-right agenda through Congress.

Precinct walking for Green Party ticket (tags)

Precinct walking for the Courtney for Congress campaign, and the state Green Party ticket, will take place this Saturday and Sunday (11/2-3) in Riverside.

Leftists Working for Poverty! (tags)

Want more poverty in the 3d world? Don't miss the next World Bank protest! Thanks Walter E. Williams! We are so lucky to have you.

November 5 battle cry: Defeat the right wing (tags)

People's Weekly World Newspaper, Oct 19, 2002   Interviews with labor, civil rights, women’s and peace organizations reveal a concerted nationwide campaign to maximize voter turnout in the Nov. 5 elections in an effort to wrest control of the House of Representatives from the Republican right wing and increase the one-vote Democratic margin in the Senate. A net gain of seven seats will give the Democrats control of the House.

Action Alert: Write the UN Security Council to Stop the Rush to War! (tags)

The United States Congress has voted for going to war with Iraq— failing in its duty to represent a deeply divided American public. For people around the world who are troubled by what this conflict could bring, the vote in Congress is distressing since US military action now seems all but inevitable. There are still ways, however, to express your opposition to a war on Iraq and stop this invasion.

BTL:Congress Gives Green Light for War with Iraq as... (tags)

...Media Narrows National Debate. Interview with Norman Solomon,author and syndicated columnist by Scott Harris

Vote Against An Imperial Presidency (tags)

Please read all of the following and consider carefully before deciding whether and how to vote in the upcoming elections.

Patriotism (tags)

The definition of patriotism

U.S.Out of Cali! (tags)

With the Lemmings of the Congress in D.C. following the Shrub Piper over the precipice to WW3, the question for us out here in Cali is-do we want any more part of this Global Rogue State?

"In Memoriam - The Death of America's Promise" handout (tags)

This is a handout I made to commemorate the shameful action of the US Congress in voting to authorize military force against Iraq.

Down the Drain - Congress Wallows in Buckets of Blood (tags)

DOWN THE DRAIN: Congress Wallows in Buckets of Blood - God's Name Evoked Yet Again

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.

Sit-in for peace in WA Senators' offices (tags)

Sit in was on Wed, and the activists were all arrested. See the latest update on this action at http://www.seattle.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=18109&group=webcast

IRAQ: \\\ IMMEDIATE ACTION ALERT \\\ (tags)

Visit this Web page to quickly send a letter to Congressional leaders supporting the peace alternative to Bush's Iraq war resolution: http://www.progressiveportal.org/letters/global/iraq/indy.html

Resist Fascism Now! (tags)

Consider this opportunity to demand that action be taken to hold the criminal U.S. regime accountable.

SHREDDING THE CONSTITUTION! (August 28, 2002 version) (tags)

I argue that Bush has been…

Union members run for Congress (tags)

Even a brief look at the make-up of the 107th Congress helps explain why workers are catching hell these days. Yes, it is true that there are “friends of labor” who have 100 percent AFL-CIO voting records, but they find themselves out-gunned in a Congress whose 535 members include 150 millionaire lawyers, bankers and other business people.

Iowa labor maps Election 2002 fight (tags)

WATERLOO, Iowa – The 46th convention of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, opened here Aug. 14 with a blistering attack on the policies of the Bush administration. It ended two days later with a plan of action aimed at electing worker-friendly candidates to Congress and the Iowa legislature, with a special emphasis on re-electing Sen. Tom Harkin.

20 Things learned after 9-11 (tags)

Twenty Things We've Learned Nearly A Year After 911

Debt "SLAVERY" and Mind Control (tags)

The illusion called debt and the clowns of the three ring circus, may they all burn in Hell!!

GREEN PARTY CALLS SENATE HEARINGS ON IRAQ A (tags)

Greens demand that critics of Bush's intended invasion be included in hearings, especially UN weapons inspectors

IAP Action Alert (tags)

SPEAK OUT AGAINST ISRAELI TERRORISM: CONTACT THE US PRESIDENT AND CALL CONGRESS TODAY!!!

American Correctional Association 132nd Congress of Correction (tags)

American Correctional Association 132nd Congress of Correction 08/03/02 - 08/08/02

Are we Federal Children owned by the Government?? (tags)

Your best investment in understanding may be a Black's Law dictionary, then you will understand the fraud that has been sucking away your life since you arrived on this planet!!

Challenging Zionist Propaganda (tags)

The U.S. press is incredibly biased towards the state of Israel, in no small part because of it's lobbying efforts in Congress in which millions of dollars are spent to make sure that members of Congress don't vote for policies that damage Isreael. Below is some information countering the myths of Israel, and one article by Robert Fisk describing the fundamentalism of American Jews AND Christians.

que viva bolivia (tags)

Evo Morales, an Aymara Indian and a leader of the coca-growers union in Bolivia,....

Critics pressing U.N. agency, despite little progress on case (tags)

Israel slandering the UN Relief Agency. Israelis want the Palestinians to starve to death.

Are we doomed to be a Police State? (tags)

It is time for some serious soul searching in america!!

Bush admin already privatizing newly-federalized airport security workers (tags)

Congress passed laws to make airport security screeners federal employees, but the Bush administration is privatizing most of the work in a "race to the bottom" bidding process that looks rather familiar.

"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)

(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.

ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues (tags)

ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues Submit Comments Opposing Technology Mandates

Bush Administration Poised to Escalate US Involvement in Colombia's Civil War (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with investigative journalist Al Giordano, publisher of the online magazine Narco News, who takes a critical look at the Bush admin's plan for deeper involvement in Colombia's four-decade-long civil war.

Vote with your dollars. Send congress a message you don't like the Bu$h agenda (tags)

Vote with your dollars. Send congress a message you don't like the Bu$h agenda

Arrogance of Power, American Czar (tags)

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Enron Officials Snub Congress (tags)

Enron Corp., whose stunning collapse is being investigated by federal regulators and Congress, is declining to send any officials to a hearing Wednesday by two House panels.

How to enact a liberal agenda in the public and private sector. (tags)

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Kafka Goes Shopping - commentary in prose (tags)

We don’t need certain civil liberties to safely fly away from it all, to shop in peace for an American way of life, to watch Congress sing America the Beautiful on TV

Attention: National Call Congress Days Dec. 4 and 5 (tags)

Call Congress to make your voice heard on two urgent working family issues

Congress left workers out of its airline bailout bill (AFL-CIO) (tags)

More than 638,000 layoffs have been announced since Sept. 11, but Congress left workers out of its airline bailout bill.

Consumers, Passengers, Pilots & Flight Attendants: Federalized Air Security (tags)

Organizations Representing Consumers, Passengers, Pilots and Flight Attendants Urge Congress to Federalize Aviation Security. Groups Call for Standardized Procedures, Trained and Motivated Security Workers.

Bush Administration Hopefull on Trade Vote (tags)

Pulled from 0ct. 23rd LA Times.

Building Bridges Internet Radio presents:Update on the Case of the Charleston 5 (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report in Exile presents this 58 internet radio program featuring the Ken Riley, President of Charleston, S.C. Longshore Local1422.BUILDING BRIDGES IS NOW BROADCAST OVER WBAI IN EXILE www.wbix.org ON TUESDAYS AT 9PM EST-

MOSSAD Terrorists Penetrate Mexican Congress (tags)

Army general and head of the PGR releases two Israelis arrested with guns and explosives inside the Mexican Congress

Colombian Congressman Assassinated (tags)

``Life in this country is worthless,'' a fellow member of congress, Jose Alfredo Escobar, said at the scene of the assassination.

The New Patriotism under President Bush (tags)

The President has used the time of crisis as an oppurtunity to to try and push his right-wing agenda through congress. A lot of issues he was challenged on earlier in his administration (fast track approval of trade agreements, higher tax cuts)now has gained some steam because of the calls of patriotism. We all know where this could lead

Salon: Bush Ignored Bipartisan Report Warning of Danger Last January (tags)

Former Sens. Gary Hart (D-CO), and Warren Rudman, (R-NH), co-chaired the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, chartered by the Defense Department, which issued a report in January that got serious attention from Congress before the Bush Administration shot it down, promising to start from scratch with its own own commission-on Oct. 1.

Loves Labor Lost......on The Ruling Class (tags)

It’s hard to feel empathy for those among us who, dare I say, labor under the illusion that the Earth and its biosphere are mere raw materials intended for their exclusive use

burning tires outside Guatemalan congress REUTERS/Jorge Silva (tags)

Guatemalan students wear masks as they walk past burning tires outside Guatemalan congress during a protest against tax increase, Guatemala City July 26, 2001. Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo put security forces on "permanent alert" this week as Congress prepared to debate a controversial Value-Added-Tax increase from 10 to 12 percent today. Guatemala's fiscal revenue accounted for 9.4 percent of Gross Domestic Product in 2000, the second lowest tax-take in Latin America, just after impoverished Haiti. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)

NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.

Public Citizen Report Exposes Drug Industry Spending Blitz to Keep Prices High (tags)

The pharmaceutical industry launched an unprecedented lobbying blitz last year to stop Congress from enacting a Medicare drug benefit, spending a record $262 million on political influence in the 1999-2000 election cycle, including $177 million on lobbying, $65 million on issue ads and $20 million on campaign contributions - more than any other industry in 1999-2000. It hired 625 different lobbyists last year - or more than one lobbyist for every member of Congress. More than half were either former members of Congress (21) or worked in Congress or other federal agencies (295).

Urgent Alert: To Activists Opposed To "Free Trade" (tags)

Stop Fast Track in its tracks. Send a message to Congress today! Call them toll-free at 1-800-393-1082.

Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)

Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!

Interview With Donna Warren, Green Party Candidate for Congress (tags)

Donna Warren, Green Party candidate for Congress in California's 32nd Congressional District, discusses the stolen election in Florida, the CIA's complicity in the supply of crack cocaine, the power of protest, and the power of the media. Check it out.

Pacifica Hearings In Congress: Webcast 11am-2pm (tags)

Congress is holding hearings on Pacifica Radio, community radio, and WBAI NY.

Making it much easier - The story of the Hip Hop Congress (tags)

Jordan Bromley, co-founder of Hip Hop Congress

Free DC: A Tax Day call to action (tags)

A Tax Day Call to Action: Free DC! No Taxtation Without Representation! We are citizens of Washington DC. We have no vote. Every decision our city council makes is subject to congressional "review". We invite you to join us this tax day as we declare "No Taxtation Without Representation" and take action for DC: your Capital Colony. Please post this call to action on every listserv and share it with every friend.

Dancers perform at Hip Hop Congress Awareness Festival (tags)

Dancers perform for several hundred students at USC today during the Hip Hop Congress Community Awareness festival. (Look for more info on the Hip Hop Congress in the coming weeks.)

boycott petition the congress http://www.boycott-republicans.com (tags)

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Sabotage the Bush Economy http://www.boycott-republicans.com (tags)

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COUP WATCH: Black Radical Congress Statement on the Post-Election Crisis (tags)

“We, of the Black Radical Congress, believe that this struggle is far from over.... This should be seen as a cause for action in the streets, and in all facets of this society.... What is relevant is the battle for democracy.... We must fight to build the power of those traditionally disenfranchised....This is not a time for despair, but a time for agitation and action.”

Microradio Hangs by a Thread in the Senate! (tags)

A call to action in the senate.

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