2008 is too late!
Over the past seven years the Bush White House has given itself the right to invade countries that pose no threat to us, to carry out indefinite detentions and abrogate habeas corpus, to torture people, to spy on tens of millions of Americans without warrant, and when caught, brazenly declare that they will continue to do so, to use hundreds of signing statements to declare itself above the law and above scrutiny, to trample civil liberties, to deny the dire threat of global warming, to suppress science, and on and on and on.
But what is even worse, the “watchdog” media and the “loyal opposition” have allowed Bush and Cheney to get away with it! This must not be allowed to stand. We cannot let ourselves go down in history as looking the other way while tyranny, torture and war crimes were being committed in our names and in front of the whole world.
It is up to the people to stop this.
If you can’t bear to hear the phrases “WAR ON TERROR” or “9-11″ invoked one more time to justify more unjust war, more lying, more spying and more torture, Declare yourself.
If you are someone that cannot get over the bloated black bodies floating through New Orleans, Declare yourself.
If you are can no longer live a normal life knowing that people are being disappeared into secret torture chambers, Declare yourself.
If you are repulsed by the scapegoating, intolerance and bigotry being unleashed and propagated by the powerful to persecute the most vulnerable, Declare yourself.…Continue reading
The petition drive of the year has begun. New York City voters can create a mandate to get at the root cause of our current political reality by launching a new, independent investigation of the events of 9/11. For those of you who live elsewhere but know NYC voters, you can make a difference by urging them to sign our petition. Read on…
“9/11 was not a perfect storm. Don’t let them tell you it was. Create a Commission.” – Ed Asner, actor, former president Screen Actors Guild
By creating a ballot initiative, we can return the process of governance to We the People. Let’s face it, voting every few years just isnt’ enough. We need 30,000 petition signatures as soon as possible to get this on the Nov. 6th general election. This will enable us to create the conditions for a citizen-based, rather than government insider-based investigation to address the multitude of questions from 9/11 families which were ignored by the Kean/Hamilton Commission, as well as the issues of the toxic health hazards and the mistreatment of so many first responders.
Read all about it at www.nyc911initiative.org . You can either download a petition there, come to Union Sq. at noon on Saturdays, or call our Hotline at 646-537-1755 and leave your name and address.
As of now, international attorney Dr. William Pepper , Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell , actor/activist Ed Asner , former Senator Lincoln Chafee , Jersey widow Lorie Van Auken , Mohawk tribal member Splitting-the-Sky… Continue reading
CounterPunch July 16, 2007
By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS
Unless Congress immediately impeaches Bush and Cheney, a year from now the
US could be a dictatorial police state at war with Iran.
Bush has put in place all the necessary measures for dictatorship in the form
of “executive orders” that are triggered whenever Bush declares a
national emergency. Recent statements by Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff,
former Republican senator Rick Santorum and others suggest that Americans might
expect a series of staged, or false flag, “terrorist” events in the
Many attentive people believe that the reason the Bush administration will
not bow to expert advice and public opinion and begin withdrawing US troops
from Iraq is that the administration intends to rescue its unpopular position
with false flag operations that can be used to expand the war to Iran.
Too much is going wrong for the Bush administration: the failure of its Middle
East wars, Republican senators jumping ship, Turkish troops massed on northern
Iraq’s border poised for an invasion to deal with Kurds, and a majority of Americans
favoring the impeachment of Cheney and a near-majority favoring Bush’s impeachment.
The Bush administration desperately needs dramatic events to scare the American
people and the Congress back in line with the militarist-police state that Bush
and Cheney have fostered.
William Norman Grigg recently wrote that the GOP is “praying for a terrorist
strike” to save the party from electoral wipeout in 2008.
Chertoff, Cheney, the neocon nazis, and Mossad would have no qualms about saving
the bacon for the Republicans, who have enabled Bush to start two unjustified
wars, with Iran waiting in the wings to be attacked in a third war.…
We Will Sit In for Impeachment
David Swanson, 07/05/07
On July 23rd phone John Conyers at 202-225-5126 or send him a fax with one click.
Cindy Sheehan to Lead March for Impeachment, Arlington to Capitol Hill, July 23rd
WHAT: March from Arlington National Cemetery to the Capitol Hill Office of Congressman John Conyers to ask him to begin impeachment proceedings against Vice President Dick Cheney or President George W. Bush or both. Participants hope to meet with Congressman Conyers and receive his assurance that impeachment proceedings will begin at once in the House Judiciary Committee, which he chairs. Many of those participating have commited to only leave if Conyers agrees to begin impeachment or they are arrested.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been the driving force against impeachment in Congress. If there is no agreement to begin impeachment proceedings by Monday, Sheehan will announce her candidacy challenging Pelosi for election in California’s 8th Congressional District.
WHO: Cindy Sheehan, mother of Casey Sheehan, KIA in Iraq 2004, founder of Gold Star Families for Peace and of the Camp Casey Peace Institute; Ray McGovern, 27-year veteran of the CIA and cofounder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity; Rev. Lennox Yearwood, President of the Hip Hop Caucus; Ann Wright, retired U.S. Army Colonel and diplomat who resigned in protest the day the U.S. invaded Iraq; Debra Sweet, national coordinator of the World Can’t Wait; Dave Lindorff, author of “The Case for Impeachment,” David Swanson, cofounder of AfterDowningStreet.org; Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin, both cofounders of Code Pink; Kevin Zeese, director of Democracy Rising; Tina Richards, military mother and creator of GrassRootsAmerica4Us; and many many others.…Continue reading
Editor’s comments, continued:
The partisan circus that spent $80 million+ to investigate and impeach Clinton (compare to the $3 million originally alloted to the 9/11 Commission mandated “to prepare a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks”) for perjury, rather than pursuing his myriad other crimes, certainly cheapened the weighty Constitutional duty of impeachment. Elizabeth Holtzman, a member of the House Panel that impeached Richard Nixon, thoroughly discusses this in her excellent book, “The Impeachment of George W. Bush.” In her article, “Impeachment: The Case in Favor” published in the February, 2007 issue of “The Nation,” she states:
Our country’s Founders provided the power of impeachment to prevent the subversion of the Constitution. President Bush has subverted and defied the Constitution in many ways. His defiance and his subversion continue. (emphasis added)
“Failure to impeach Bush would condone his actions. It would allow him to assume he can simply continue to violate the laws on wiretapping and torture and violate other laws as well without fear of punishment. …
“There is no remedy short of impeachment to protect us from this President, whose ability to cause damage in the next two years is enormous. If we do not act against Bush, we send a terrible message of impunity to him and to future Presidents and mark a clear path to despotism and tyranny. Succeeding generations of Americans will never forgive us for lacking the nerve to protect our democracy.”
From the Washington Post, Friday July 20: “Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S.…Continue reading
Cheney Determined To Strike In US With WMD This Summer
Only Impeachment, Removal or General Strike Can Stop Him
By Webster G. Tarpley 7-21-7
“The greatest threat now is ‘a 9/11′ occurring with a group of terrorists armed not with airline tickets and box cutters, but with a nuclear weapon in the middle of one of our own cities.” — Dick Cheney on Face the Nation, CBS, April 15, 2007
A few days ago, a group of lawyers from western Massachusetts met with the local congressman, Democrat John Olver. Their request was that Olver take part in the urgent effort to impeach Bush and Cheney. Olver responded by saying that he had no intention of doing anything to support impeachment. He went further, offering the information that the United States would soon attack Iran, and that these hostilities would be followed by the imposition of a martial law regime here.
According to reports in the British press, the Cheney war party has gained the upper hand in the secret councils of the Bush White House, pushing aside the purported hesitations of Miss Rice, Secretary Gates, and the NATO allies to chart a direct course towards war with Iran:
‘The balance in the internal White House debate over Iran has shifted back in favour of military action before President George Bush leaves office in 18 months, the Guardian has learned. The shift follows an internal review involving the White House, the Pentagon and the state department over the last month. Although… Continue reading
For Immediate Release
What: Impeachment Rallies
When: Friday July 27
Where: Across America
Contact: Debra Sweet, World Can’t Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime
Calls for Impeachment of President Bush and Vice President Cheney Spreading
Declare It Now: Wear Orange! Drive Out the Bush Regime Campaign Launches
Asking, “Do you want to see the Bush regime impeached and driven from office? Do you want the war in Iraq ended?” a new campaign challenges people to “Declare It Now! Wear Orange.” Proponents of removing Bush and Cheney from office are wearing bright orange shirts, bandanas, ribbons and buttons, wrapping trees and cars in orange tape, and holding bright orange signs.
Launch events Friday July 27 will inaugurate “Orange Fridays” on which people are especially urged to wear orange and gather in public places. According to Dr. Dennis Loo, of California State University Pomona, the Declare It Now campaign is “a way of publicly declaring ourselves, seizing the moral high ground and showing our collective determination to bring the crimes of the Bush administration to a halt NOW. People will stand out loud in the crowd, making their sentiments visible as more people associate orange with ‘Bush & Cheney must go,’ and find people who think as they do.”
Wednesday the Washington Post reported a poll showing that President Bush has a disapproval rating of 65%, nearly equal to Richard Nixon’s 66% rating, four days before he resigned the presidency, and reporting that this is the longest sustained disapproval rating in modern history.…Continue reading
An important Action Alert from our friends at DownsizeDC.org.
August 3, 2007
Subject: Why we’re confused, and what to do about it
We admit it. We’re confused. We would like to be able to tell you what is happening
with the so-called FISA “modernization” bill — which may
legalize government spying on innocent Americans — but we can’t. No
one understands what is going on with this bill, including the members of Congress.
There are so many different versions of this bill, and amendments to it, and
back-room negotiations and deals being made, that no one really knows anything
about what will come to the floor. And yet, Congressional leaders want to rush
to a vote before they recess.
This shouldn’t be happening, and it couldn’t happen if DownsizeDC.org’s “Read
the Bills Act” was the law of the land.
There’s also a lot of lying going on. For instance, President Bush
has claimed that the FISA law hasn’t been updated since 1978. TRUTH: The FISA
law has been updated more than 50 times since 1978, including multiple times
since Bush was elected.
President Bush signed these updates into law! Our elected leaders really
Here’s what we’re going to do. Let’s hit them on two fronts today. First, send
Congress a message telling them not to rush to a vote on FISA modernization
before they leave. Stress this in your comments. NO RUSHED VOTES!
We’ve defeated this monster before by delaying a vote, and there’s a real
chance… Continue reading
A CALL TO ACTION – EMERGENCY MEETING
“First they came for the terrorists but I wasn’t a terrorist so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then they came for those suspected of terrorism, but I certainly wasn’t a suspect so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then they came for those who defended those who were suspected of terrorism, but I wasn’t defending such people so I stayed silent and went about my business. Then, one day, they came and began to “suspect” me, so I stayed very, very silent and went about my business.
And that is how I lost my soul.”
You can feel it in the air: many of us are living in the fear that we are one “bad event” away from this administration seizing power over the people in such a way that we will find ourselves swept up in a nightmare of tyranny such as we’ve never seen before.
Others before us have also lived in such times. Others before us have also witnessed the tyranny of empire, the fear it unleashes, and the trance it imposes on its population. There is a story in the Gospel of Mark (this Sunday I’ll be preaching about it) that has Jesus encountering a man in a graveyard, chained to the tombs and possessed by a powerful demon that has caused the man to become violent, insane, and out of control. The name of the demon is Legion, a military term that… Continue reading
With the Zogby results from last year showing 70 million Americans distrust the official story about 9/11, results of a brand new national poll to be released shortly, and the cross-issue coalitions coming to fruition lately, we know the numbers of people looking for this information will be even higher this year. It’s important to remind ourselves, and others, that we are NOT the disempowered “fringe element minority” media would have us believe.
We are millions and millions of patriotic, thinking, aware Americans and citizens of countries worldwide. Standing together on 9/11/07 is an important opportunity to recognize and build on our own strength, commitment, and power. Thanks for helping with that.
Donna Marsh O’Connor, mother of Vanessa Lang Langer who was killed in WTC Tower II, 93rd floor, has written the following Open Letter. Please help distribute this with the listings of events.
This September 11 will be the sixth anniversary of the day I had my last chance to talk to my daughter,… Continue reading
A PLEA FROM ADAM KOKESH “PROTESTING IS NOT ENOUGH!”
JOIN VFP IN WASHINGTON SEPTEMBER 15!
Dear Veterans For Peace,
As many of you are aware, the next big mobilization of anti-war protestors is going to be in Washington, DC on September 15th. However, you may not be aware of the significance of this particular demonstration. Tina Richards of Grassroots America and I have been working extensively with the ANSWER Coalition to make sure that this is not just another protest. We have made the theme, “Protesting is not enough. Come for the rally, stay for a week of direct action.”
To kick off the week of action, after the rally we will march from the White House to the Capitol, and go strait into a mass civil-disobedience die-in around the Peace Monument. The die-in will be led by an Honor Guard of Iraq Veterans Against the War who will simulate a 21-Gun Salute before taps is played to initiate the die-in. We are asking as many members of VFP as possible to sign up to wear cammies and die-in around us to symbolize the American cost of this war. We will be encircled by bolts of red cloth to symbolize the Iraqi deaths and invite anyone else from the rally to participate in the die-in.
Sunday will be a day of teach-ins including a Truth In Recruiting Workshop led by IVAW. That evening, IVAW DC will be holding a benefit concert. Monday is National Truth In Recruiting Day, and there will be numerous activities planned and we will need your help with an action at the main recruiting office in DC.…Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Speakers, Activists to Rally at White
House on 9/11 Anniversary
This year, on the sixth anniversary
of 9/11, a leading group of authors and activists from the impeachment, antiwar,
and 9/11 truth movements will lead a mass rally in front of the White House.
They will call for the impeachment of the Bush administration, an end to the
illegal wars in the Middle East, and a new investigation of the event upon which
these wars were predicated. This rally is being coordinated with similar events
in New York, Los Angeles, Brussels, Dublin, and other major cities around the
Washington, DC, August 29, 2007 – A mass rally to commemorate the anniversary
of 9/11 will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from noon to 3:00 p.m.
at Lafayette Park, in front of the White House. The rally is sponsored by dc911truth.org
and will feature speeches by a number of leading authors and activists. It is
part of similar commemorations being held on the 11th and on preceding days
in New York and other major cities worldwide.
This event is the result of the collaboration of the 911truth movement with
members of the antiwar and impeachment movements. The message of the event is
three-fold: Impeach the Bush administration, end the war, and re-investigate
the crimes of September 11, 2001.
The rally will also celebrate the end of a long journey for walkers from around
the country who have come to Washington to highlight their cause. For March… Continue reading
On September 11, 2007, 911Truth.org Supports US Rediscovery of the General Strike
In solidarity with a growing number of patriotic grassroots groups on both
the right and left, 911truth.org proudly announces its support for the revival
of populist direct actions to confront governmental behavior we see as increasingly
criminal and intransigent. 911truth.org therefore urges all freedom-loving Americans
to spend September 11, 2007, rediscovering the compelling democratic history
of people’s movements and the general strike.
Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) September 1, 2007 — In solidarity with a growing number
of patriotic grassroots groups on both the right and left, 911truth.org proudly
announces its support for the revival of populist direct actions to confront
governmental behavior we see as increasingly criminal and intransigent. Given
the continuing unwillingness of our federal representatives to end the war,
restore Constitutional protections or address the high crimes and misdemeanors
of a lawless leadership, 911truth.org urges all freedom-loving Americans to
spend September 11, 2007, rediscovering the compelling democratic history of
people’s movements and the general strike.
In response to increasing calls for a general strike on this year’s sixth 9/11
anniversary by grassroots coalitions such as www.strike911.org, 911truth.org
is encouraging participants to maximize the transformative impact of the day
with a few inspiring hours of study.
Janice Matthews, executive director of 911truth.org, states, "We face
a grave array of dangers caused, exacerbated and/or ignored by a non-responsive
government, and we must therefore remind ourselves how victims of other authoritarian
regimes rose up to reclaim basic democratic rights… Continue reading
I wanted to share with you my latest effort on behalf of 9/11 truth. I’m sending
a packet of information and a free DVD to about 50 local churches in the South
Bend area, to coincide with the sixth anniversary of 9/11.
Each church will receive a personal letter, copies of two South Bend Tribune
articles about the two 9/11 truth conferences I organized, a copy of the Doonesbury
cartoon, the October 2006 CBS/NYT poll, and a list of websites & books (with
library availability on the titles).
About half the churches will receive the DVD of David Ray Griffin’s talk from
April 2005 – “9/11 and American Empire: How Should Religious People Respond.”
The other half will receive his more recent talk from March 2006 called “9/11,
American Empire, and Christian Faith” (Trinity Episcopal Church, Santa
I have to thank dvdproject.com for the wonderful, fast service they provided
in sending the DVDs, and for help in choosing the right ones for this project.
Thanks also to those in our group who volunteered to help me put these packets
together. I’m actually almost done, and it looks like I’ll have them sent out
Although South Bend 9/11 Questions isn’t hosting an anniversary event of its
own this year, I hope that this effort, along with continued efforts by our
Assistant Organizer Melies Kish and others, will help educate the community
in much the same way as a conference or a demonstration.
I also hope… Continue reading
If not now, when?
General Strike on 9/11/2007
We’ve endured seven years of cascading failures from 911 to Iraq enabled by rigged elections and supported by a decadent set of politicians who lack the will to even fight for themselves.
But let’s not lose hope. We’ll get a Democratic majority in Congress. They’ll do something! We’ll be out of trouble in no time. Plus, we’ll have the type of investigations we need to get the real solution in place — impeachment. It will be like a Roman triumph — the Truth enters the Capitol to the cheers of the people all across America.
We tried that. It failed.
Now it’s up to us, the people, who are ever so inconvenient to the rulers of this country. We, the citizens, are the last line of defense against the complete removal of any form of freedom and security that we now retain.
We’re the last line in a defense that to date has never truly formed. How can you have a strong defense if there’s no communication? The corporate media has done a sterling job of masking the very information that would have made the current insanity impossible.
Any hope of a rescue by those in power is gone. We must accept that.
Our leaders are simply placeholders for those whose madness drives events.
For example, the Senate passed an amendment in April which practically endorses an invasion of Iran. Did you hear about it? Was it discussed?… Continue reading
September 8, 2007
by Alan Miller, PatriotsQuestion911.com
Over the last eight weeks a world renowned scientist and three nationally recognized engineers have called for a new investigation of 9/11, yet none of these have been reported in the mainstream media.
Most recently, on Sept. 4, Joel S. Hirschhorn, Ph.D., who served for 12 years as a Senior Staff Member of the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and later as Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources for the National Governors Association, called for a new investigation of 9/11, saying “First, let the technical truth emerge. Then, if necessary, cope with the inevitable political, conspiracy and other questions.” Former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Senior Staff Member Calls for New Investigation of 9/11
On Aug. 27, Lynn Margulis, Ph.D., member of the National Academy of Sciences and world renowned scientist, characterized the official account of 9/11 as “a fraud” and called for a new investigation, “I suggest that those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous official account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough, and impartial investigation be undertaken.” National Academy of Sciences Member Calls for New 9/11 Investigation
An Aug. 21 article reported that James Quintiere, Ph.D., former Chief of NIST’s Fire Science Division, called for an independent review of the World Trade Center Twin Tower collapse investigation. “I wish that there would be a peer review of this,” he said, referring to the NIST investigation.…Continue reading
Today. Six years later. SIX YEARS! Are you safer? Is your life better? Your neighbor’s? Your kids? Have you acclimated to permanent Code Orange and willingly handed over your civil liberties, accepted endless war in your name and 400,000 homeless veterans on the streets of America, agreed with your representatives’ capitulation to corporate control of your life, gotten past that nagging voice that repeats ” all the victims deserve justice”, forgotten those pictures of Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo, normalized the outright lies and utter lack of accountability for anyone in government office … ?
No? “NO!”, you say? What will you do, today?
General Strike! No school, no work, no shopping, no life as usual… Not for today. Not for this week. Not until we’ve won! Of course not everyone can participate in every aspect. But you can do something . You can take action in every way that you are able to take action. Think about it. Do what you can, right now.
We encourage you to participate today in the general strike, originally called by strike911.org . In fact, 911Truth.org issued a press release in support. While you’re striking from everything, we encourage you to read about the ‘hidden’ history of People’s movements, a powerful bit of history not taught in our schools, not covered in the media, not discussed on the street corners. Not sure where to start? Couragetoresist.org has a great section on People Power . Check out Globalize Liberation from your library. Rent The Fourth… Continue reading