"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) -

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Impeachment Leading The Discussion, McCain More Of The Same, Plus Fascist Repression And Dodd To Examine Fannie and Freddie Fiasco!

Impeachment Lobbying Underway on Capitol HillBy Mikael Activists who refuse to give up on their country are spending these next two weeks on Capitol Hill lobbying for impeachment. They've even created new fact sheets for the effort: History of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" - list crimes of ...Impeach Bush For Peace - http://impeachforpeace.org/impeach_bush_blog

Impeachment Lobbying Underway on Capitol HillBy davidswanson Activists who refuse to give up on their country are spending these next two weeks on Capitol Hill lobbying for impeachment. They've even created new fact sheets for the effort:. History of "High Crimes and Misdemeanors" - list crimes ...
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Kucinich Ramps Up Impeachment Efforts Against BushThe Public Record - Los Angeles,California,USA... Select Committee on Intelligence released a long-awaited report on prewar Iraq intelligence that concluded Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney knowingly ...See all stories on this topic

Some Democrat’s Plans For Show Trials and VengeanceSuch a show trial would be quite a hunk of red meat that the Democrats in Congress could throw their most left wing supporters to appease them and it would also be a great bloody club with which to intimidate their enemies on the ...

Red, White and Blue Kakistocracy*By Robalini(Robalini) A civilized country absolutely must guarantee its citizens the right to legally contest their detention by the police and judicial system, and to prevent unwarranted violation of the sphere of their personal and private lives. ...The Konformist Blog - http://robalini.blogspot.com/

McDermott backs effort to impeach BushThe Oregonian - OregonLive.com - Portland,OR,USAJim McDermott, D-Wash., decided Tuesday it's time to impeach President Bush. ``Next to declaring war, impeachment is the gravest matter the House of ...See all stories on this topic

Jim McDermott says it's time to impeach George BushExaminer.com - USAMcDermott was one of the first to question US intelligence used to justify the war and was among the first to blast Bush and Dick Cheney for lying to the ...See all stories on this topic

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do ...Roseville Press Tribune - Roseville,CA,USATomorrow, September 10th is the day that a petition to impeach needs to be on Pelosi's desk. Let them all know that we will not roll over and accept the ...See all stories on this topic

Amy Goodman Released From Prison

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! was among journalists preemptively arrested in St. Paul last week, apparently to prevent them from covering the RNC altogether. In “Why we were falsely arrested,” Goodman discusses why she thinks the arrests were unconstitutional. Once free, she interviewed Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about the possibility of impeaching Bush and Cheney for violating the Constitution. Right back at you, Right Wing! In response, RFK Jr. says, “We need to remind people that you cannot trample on the Bill of Rights.” Thanks. When Goodman came to talk to Big Think, she focused on holding politicians accountable. One more reason we call politics the spin zone.

The Real McCain 2 reached an astonishing 4 million views last week, just as the McCain campaign was trotting out lie after lie at the Republican National Convention.


We don't think so.

To us, this unprecedented number suggests that the public is desperately seeking the truth about John McCain -- a truth the corporate press still isn't providing.We're hearing reports of a lot of hand-wringing from people who are scared and don't know what to do.

So we came up with a way to put that nervous energy to good use! Join the McCain Truth Squad and a couple of times a week we will send you McCain videos for you to forward on with a personal note to your friends, colleagues and family members.

Join the McCain Truth Squad: http://therealmccain.com/squad?utm_source=rgemail

To get you started, below are five videos that present the Real McCain: an elitist out of touch with hard-working Americans; a double talker who supports a costly war in Iraq but won't support our veterans.

Forward this email on. This is the McCain everyone should know.

1. The Real McCain 2: Watch as McCain's YouTube problem became his nightmare in the video that received over 4 million views.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEtZlR3zp4c

2. Less Jobs. More Wars: What is this 'Iraq war' charge on my bill?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh-T2iGkLJY

3. John McCain vs. John McCain: Tell McCain to get off the Double Talk Express.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ioy90nF2anI

4. McCain's Spiritual Guide: The video that caused McCain to renounce Rev. Rod Parsley's bigoted endorsement.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZbIGJrDkg

5. Why Won't McCain Sign the GI Bill? Presenting the most blatant hypocrisy of the McCain campaign.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK_9sI7hzAc

Imagine how differently people would regard McCain if they saw all five of these videos and learned the truth. That's why we want you to forward this e-mail to everyone and anyone with a personal note at the top from you.

Why send these videos individually when you can send them all at once?

Also, get them on all the blogs and traditional news sites you can.

Make sure you're doing everything you can to educate the public about the Real McCain.


Robert Greenwald and the Brave New team

Palin Billed State for 312 Nights Spent at Home; Taxpayers Also Funded Family's Travel


Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has billed taxpayers for 312 nights spent in her own home during her first 19 months in office, charging a "per diem" allowance intended to cover meals and incidental expenses while traveling on state business. The governor also has charged the state for travel expenses to take her children on official out-of-town missions. And her husband, Todd, has billed the state for expenses and a daily allowance for trips he makes on official business for his wife. » read the article follow the topic

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The Crisis Papers on DUDemocratic Underground - Washington,DC,USAThe resulting public furor got Gonzales canned, but his replacement, Michael Mukasey, continues in the same tradition of representing Bush and Cheney as ...See all stories on this topic

Impeachment Issues Statements And Videos. More McCain-Palin Slap ...By Ed. Dickau(Ed. Dickau) Dickau) September 05, 2008...By Jerry(Jerry) Impeach Bush Impeach Cheney The Gop Empty Suits Republicans offer war and more war, tax cuts for the rich, carte blanche for polluters, . ...The Impeachment Hearing Room - http://theimpeachmenthearingroom.blogspot.com/


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Friday, September 5, 2008

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Use of Force Against RNC Protesters “Disproportionate,” Charges Amnesty International
[London]--Amnesty International is concerned by allegations of excessive use of force and mass arrests by police at demonstrations in St. Paul, Minnesota during the Republican National Convention (RNC) from September 1-4, 2008. The human rights organization is calling on the city and county authorities to ensure that all allegations of ill-treatment and other abuses are impartially investigated, with a review of police tactics and weapons in the policing of demonstrations.

The organization’s concerns arise from media reports, video and photographic images which appear to show police officers deploying unnecessary and disproportionate use of non-lethal weapons on non-violent protestors marching through the streets or congregating outside the arena where the Convention was being held.

Amnesty International urges that an inquiry be carried out promptly, that its findings and recommendations be made public in a timely manner. If the force used is found to have been excessive and to have contravened the principles of necessity and proportionality, then those involved should be disciplined, measures put in place and training given to ensure future policing operations conform to international standards.

Police are reported to have fired rubber bullets and used batons, pepper spray, tear gas canisters and concussion grenades on peaceful demonstrators and journalists. Amnesty International has also received unconfirmed reports that some of those arrested during the demonstrations may have been ill-treated while held at Ramsey county jail.

Amnesty International is also concerned at reports that several journalists who were covering the RNC were arbitrarily arrested while filming and reporting on the demonstrations. They include host of independent news program Democracy Now!, Amy Goodman, and two of the program’s producers, Sharif Abdel Kouddous and Nicole Salazar, who were both allegedly subjected to violence during their arrest. A photographer for the Associated Press (AP) and other journalists were also arrested while covering the demonstrations.

Kouddous described his arrest to media, “…two or three police officers tackled me. They threw me violently against a wall. Then they threw me to the ground. I was kicked in the chest several times. A police officer ground his knee into my back…I was also, the entire time, telling them, ‘I’m media. I’m press….,’ but…that didn’t seem to matter at all.”

Amnesty International recognizes the challenges involved in policing large scale demonstrations and that some protestors may have been involved in acts of violence or obstruction. However, some of the police actions appear to have breached United Nations (U.N.) standards on the use of force by law enforcement officials. These stipulate, among other things, that force should be used only as a last resort, in proportion to the threat posed, and should be designed to minimize damage or injury. Some of the treatment also appears to have contravened U.S. laws and guidelines on the use of force. The U.N. standards also stress that everyone is allowed to participate in lawful and peaceful assemblies, in accordance with the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

For more information, please contact the AIUSA media office at 202-544-0200 x302 or visit our website at www.amnestyusa.org.



Dodd To Call On Paulson To TestifyNew York Sun - United StatesBy ALISON VEKSHIN, Bloomberg News September 9, 2008 The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee, Christopher Dodd, said he is asking Treasury Secretary See all stories on this topic