"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then, to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in broad daylight!" - Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) -

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Hot Spots; Are We Walking Into WWW III With Blinders On, Or ASre We Prepared To Stop It? There Are Serious Choices Before Us and Serious Decisions Which Must Be Made!

PFAW Right Wing Watch | The McCain Melt Down


John McCain's Party of Hate
One of the biggest surprises of Campaign 2008 is that John McCain is acting like a typical Republican presidential candidate, relying on the politics of lies and hate, as Brent Budowsky observes. August 16, 2008

Out Damn Blot: A Letter to Colin Powell
If Colin Powell wants to reduce the blot on his record for telling lies about the Iraq War, former CIA analyst Ray McGovern urges Powell to start by testifying truthfully to Congress. August 15, 2008

WPost and the Great Disconnect
The Washington Post's outrage over Russia's attacks inside Georgia reflects Official Washington's Great Disconnect from any moral equivalence to the Iraq War, reports Robert Parry. August 13, 2008

The Reality Behind the Georgian War
Is Russia the aggressor as George W. Bush claims or did Georgia provoke an unnecessary war? Watch TheRealNews.com's video. August 12, 2008 http://therealnews.com/t/

US missile deal enrages Russia

Eric Margolis: It's like August, 1914 - a movement of great powers towards war (Part 2 tomorrow)

Nuclear war by miscalculation | F. William Engdahl: The geopolitics of Georgia pt2



History of the National Security State with Gore Vidal

The ANSWER Coalition will be in the streets on Saturday August 16 in Los Angeles to demand an immediate withdrawal of all occupation forces from Irag and Afghanistan and end to all threats and sanctions against Iran.

The Aug. 16 demonstration will coincide with a presidential forum at Saddleback Church in Orange County. Both McCain and Obama will be speaking there.

This important mobilization marks the start of an intense 5-month period of mass action. After Los Angeles this Saturday, there will be important demonstrations at the Republican and Democratic Party Conventions.

On January 20, 2009, when the next president proceeds up Pennsylvania Avenue he will see thousands of people carrying signs that say US Out of Iraq Now!, US Out of Afghanistan Now!, and Stop the Threats Against Iran! As in Vietnam it will be the people in the streets and not the politicians who can make the difference.

On March 20, 2008, in response to a civil rights lawsuit brought against the National Park Service by the Partnership for Civil Justice on behalf of the ANSWER Coalition, a Federal Court ruled for ANSWER and determined that the government had discriminated against those who brought an anti-war message to the 2005 Inauguration. The court barred the government from continuing its illegal practices on Inauguration Day.

The Democratic and Republican Parties have made it clear that they intend to maintain the occupation of Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, and threaten a new war against Iran. Both Parties are completely committed to fund Israel’s on-going war against the Palestinian people. Both are committed to spending $600 billion each year so that the Pentagon can maintain 700 military bases in 130 countries.

On this the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, we are helping to build a nationwide movement to support working-class communities that are being devastated while the country’s resources are devoted to war and empire for for the sake of transnational banks and corporations.

Join us in Los Angeles on August 16, in Denver on Aug. 25-28 at the Democratic Convention, in St. Paul at the Republican Convention between Sept. 1 and Sept. 4. And help organize bus and car caravans for January 20, 2009, Inauguration Day, so that whoever is elected president will see on Pennsylvania Avenue that the people want an immediate end to the war in Iraq and Afghanistan and to halt the threats against Iran.

From Iraq to New Orleans, Fund Peoples Needs Not the War Machine!

Calendar of Events

-- August 16 in Los Angeles: End the War Now! Click this link for information.
-- August 25-28 in Denver: Protest the Democratic National Convention
-- September 1-4 in St. Paul: Protest the Republican Convention
-- January 20, 2009: Bring the Anti-War Movement to Inauguration Day in D.C.

A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition

National Office in Washington DC: 202-544-3389
New York City: 212-694-8720
Los Angeles: 213-251-1025
San Francisco: 415-821-6545
Chicago: 773-463-0311