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The Bush administration will seek congressional approval of more than $700 billion in military spending this year, including $245 billion to fund the ongoing wars of aggression in Iraq and Afghanistan, top officials told the press Friday. The gargantuan funding request will be formally unveiled and sent to Congress Monday.
Bush's war budget includes $481 billion for the regular Pentagon budget for fiscal 2008, which begins October 1 of this year, together with $245 billion for the two wars, of which $100 million is a "supplemental" appropriation for the current fiscal year, and $145 billion is for operations in the coming fiscal year. There is also the likelihood of another supplemental appropriation next year, which could send the total over $800 billion.
Three years ago I stumbled into the midst of a new scientific movement. So I set out to turn the tables on President Bush myself. It was a long shot at the time. I never realized how many people were going to be trying to impeach him by now. Here's my story...
Dershowitz makes a direct threat against a sovereign country that has not invaded or threatened Israel, although Israel recently invaded a neighbor, killed over a thousand people, dispensed a million cluster bombs, used phosphorus bombs, and targeted children, war crimes all.
Escalation will not finish the "job" that president George W Bush charged admiral William Fallon. The language of bombs is too simple for a complex matter like the Middle East.
From the Photos on Indy Media I put this together Thanks to all and especially the picture taker Bonnie And with out a doubt the six Arrested Grandmothers And all others who are there in support A 5 min clip with music I put together on fliptrack.com It is about the military recruitment surge protest on Feb 2
Strauss was fond of praising British imperialism and Caesarism for their supposed "prudence and moderation."
Aggressive, dictatorial, militaristic nationalism is Straussian Principle #2. Straussian Principle #3 is aggressive lying and #4 is fake religiosity.
STAND WITH LT. WATADA ON FEB. 5
ATTEND THE COURT-MARTIAL PROCEEDINGS OF LT. EHREN WATADA
THE FIRST U.S. MILITARY OFFICER TO REFUSE TO GO TO IRAQ
1.) CAN THE PUBLIC ATTEND THE COURT MARTIAL OF Lt. WATADA?
YES Military court martials are open to the public per R.C.M. 806(a)
(Rules for Court Martial).
Public includes both military and civilian communities. However, Fort
Lewis is a closed installation and ALL visitors require a visitors pass to
enter Ft. Lewis. So let's fill the courtroom with supporters Read more
to find out how to get there, how to obtain a visitor's pass, and when and
where to go.
For the third week in a row members of the Surge Protection succeeded in shuting down the Army/Marine Recruiting office in Portland. today it partially reopened after six protesters were arrested.
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FILMMAKERS & AUDIENCES:
PETITION THE MPAA FOR BETTER RATINGS!
The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), a trade association, defines itself "as the voice and advocate of the American motion picture industry." But its rating system for films impacts much more than the industry. MPAA ratings affect a film's distribution and thus its financial success; this, in turn, limits what kinds of movies get made and what people get to see at the local movie theater.
The rating system was designed to provide information to parents and movie-goers, but it too often results in arbitrary, inconsistent, and unreasonable decisions, which chill filmmakers' creative freedom and keep films away from audiences.
When CIW members launched a project to document their plight through
photos of their hands at the end of a day picking tomatoes, they
weren't sure at the time how they would use the pictures they produced.
Back in December, news outlets across the country reported on aq lurid incident in which a pit bull puppy chewed the toes off an infant as its parents slept. Remember? Someone on this site even posted it as a comment to buttress fears about this breed of dog. Here is an interesting update, which was not covered at all in the corporate press. Apparently, like many stories of pitbull "attacks," it was a lie. It was not a pit bull "attack." It was a ferret.
Citizen committees formed in all the Colonies from 1772 through 1775. The British Crown had failed to provide responsive gonernment. Citizen organizations have formed throughout the history of the United States.
another pro-war myth, same as the old
As Raw Story tells us, Google has finally addressed link bombs, attempts to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine. Specifically, and apparently embarrassing for the corporation, entering "miserable failure" in the search engine returned George Bush. Vladimir Putin returned "enemy of the people," a description not too far off the mark.
Here's an unintentionally hilarious first paragraph spotted in this week's Socialist Worker:
Hamas and Hizbollah will be sending delegates to the next anti-war conference in Cairo, Egypt, from 29 March to 1 April.
According to sources interviewed by Black Box Voting, the women were offered plea bargains but declined, and their supervisors were never publicly required to account for the illegal manipulation of Cuyahoga County ballots during the 2004 recount of the presidential election.
Three Cuyahoga County elections workers were indicted; two (Kathleen Dreamer and Jacqui Maiden) were convicted today. The third, Rosie Grier, was acquitted. Neither Cuyahoga Elections Director Michael Vu nor Cuyahoga County Board of Elections chair Bob Bennett have publicly answered questions on this matter.
So W thinks CEOs salaries should depend on job performance.
As described in a recent (Jan. 30) article at realclimate.org there are two hearings that are of relevance for climate change science readers: The House Oversight Committee has hearings on the possible suppression of climate change science by the administration ... and the Senate Committee has an open forum for senators to discuss climate change legislation.
Copies of handwritten notes by Vice President Dick Cheney, introduced at trial by defense attorneys for former White House staffer I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, would appear to implicate George W. Bush in the Plame CIA Leak case.
The biggest thorn in Bush's ass is gone.
The American Activist - Wed, 1/31/07, 12noon-2pm(PT)
Hello to all, This week on The American Activist, Wed, Jan 31st, 12noon-2pm(PST) live stream by going to http://audio1.kskq.org/listen/, Patrick Dodd progressive anti-war songster and activist from the Rogue Valley here in SW Oregon. We will hear his music and discuss Patrick and Mary's politics.
A number of members of Congress - including John Conyers and Maxine Waters - were at the D.C. peace rally. But only one candidate for president from either major party was there -- Dennis Kucinich!
You've seen the commercials: Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) claims to have unlocked the secret to a mysterious "syndrome" that is "afflicting" many Americans. Dubbed "Restless leg syndrome," or RLS, this syndrome causes your legs to feel restless and irritable, as if they need to be stretched. It can interfere with your sleep at night, it can cause you discomfort and frustration, it can cause you to feel like you need to get up and move around. Lots of people have experienced these symptoms, and are probably jumping at the chance for relief. GSK says they have that relief, in a drug (recycled from use as a Parkinson's treatment) called Requip. But... Wait a minute.
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.. Shiites will fight Sunnis in the whole Arab world.
However, all those who came to Washington out of a sincere desire to bring an end to the war were deprived of any serious or honest political perspective by the organizers of the demonstration, who deliberately subordinated it to the maneuvers of the Democrats in Congress and the electoral ambitions of the Democratic Party in the 2008 presidential race.
St Petersburg Fl
Homeless Camp Raided
Tents slashed and destroyed
Police - Fire - Mayor all involved
I was unlawfully arrested in the WTO protest in Westlake Park in Seattle in 1999.
I just heard about the recent ruling in favor of those arrested.
I am wondering who to contact about the class action suit ??
I am wondering if i'm included in the class action suit ??
Will someone please email me with any information and people to contact regarding this matter ?
The CIA has published literally hundreds of books that spread its party line on the Cold War. It was particularly proud of The Penikovsky Papers, supposedly the memoirs of a KGB defector but actually completely ghostwritten by CIA scribes. A bit more embarrassing was Claire Sterling's book which advanced the now-discredited theory that the Russians were behind the 1981 attempt on the life of Pope John Paul II. Even the popular Fodor's Travel Guides started as a CIA front.
By Daniel Gross
ALEX LILLY & KIM HUBBARD-ALPHANDARY
EXHIBITION RUNS: JAN. 20 THRU FEB. 24, 2007
Congress controls the Purse
George controls the sword
The answer should be clear. Since the President is adamant about pursuing his failed policies in Iraq, Congress has the duty to stand up and use its power to stop him. If Congress doesn't stop this war, it's not because it doesn't have the power. It's because it doesn't have the will.
"Why are you travelling so often to Canada?" the tough U.S. border guard barked. I was on Amtrak, going from New York to Montreal, as I'd done dozen of times before over several decades. This was my first experience (summer 2006) of the increasingly standard and intrusive "U.S. Exit Interviews" on trains crossing the border. I've been hassled on every train crossing since then, most recently January 2007. The U.S. now has a combined FBI-compiled file of all arrests and charges at all government levels for millions of Americans, and this is instantly viewable by police in many jurisdictions, including border officials of the U.S. and most other countries.
Watada lawyer says military dropping two charges
The U.S. government has agreed to drop two charges that carried a maximum of two years in prison against Army 1st Lt. Ehren Watada, his lawyer said Monday.
Just thought I'd let y'all know...
As the world turns networked, the Pentagon is calculating the military opportunities that computer networks, wireless technologies and the modern media offer.
German papers are left wondering if he knows what he's doing in Iraq - or whether the president is just a lame duck.
Are radical environmentalists wackos, terrorists, or prophets warning against environmental catastrophe?
Safeway, Starsmuck's, Dean Foods and Walmart are all going rBGH free while Monsanto squirms.
rBGH is on its way out of our food supply, let's keep up the pressure.
Victory for Civil Rights As Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Reverses Civil Contempt Order Imposed on San Francisco Animal Activist for Refusing to Testify Before a Grand Jury.
Nadia Winstead Stays Out of Jail Because Federal Government Failed to an Make Adequate Response to Her Claim of Unlawful Electronic Surveillance. The Government Will Not Seek a Rehearing!
My elected official told me that people don't have a desire for the "nightmare of impeachment." It is an emotional appeal but this has much substance as cotton candy.
Once again, hundreds of thousands have demonstrated their opposition to Bush's war and domestic repression. That's not stopping Bush's push into Iran, Somalia and increased troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. Just as activists need to become organizers, dissent must turn to resistance. (All opinions stated here are the authors alone.)
Is U.S. Military resources being employed against American Citizens?
Send a Message to Congress Today: STOP THE FCC!
Subject: Youth - Outdoors - Technology
Date: January 28, 2007 12:43:07 PM PST
The American Recreation Coalition has whipped the "Last Child in the Woods"
public-relations frame into a stiff, self-serving, lather. They have done so
with the full (though perhaps unwitting) support of the conservation
community -- even though the outcome sought by the ARC's is antithetical to
the interests of the conservation community which, no doubt, truly seeks the worthy objection of connecting children with nature.
Imagine: you are making breakfast in your quaint Yellowstone area home and you look out the window above your sink. You see a man about a hundred yards away stalking something and he is armed with two high powered rifles. He walks just a few feet outside your property line, squats down and takes three shots. His target is one of the last truly wild American bison left, one of about three thousand that can't get an endangered species listing because of centuries-old politics that originated with a blatant effort to wipe out the very way of life of America's original inhabitants.
With these hands I demand the future that poverty wages have stolen from me. Farmworkers returning from picking tomatoes bought by companies, such as McDonald's, show hands stained with pesticides and heavy with hard work.
Socio-Political Commentary in Marvel Comics' Classic Hero
At least 1000 people took to the streets in Seattle WA. to oppose the Occupation of Iraq, first gathering at the Center for Social Justice on Union Avenue and then marching to the Langston Hughes Center, where Lt. Ehren Watada was to be the Keynote speaker.
Short though excellent summary of some of the many low points of the Bush Administration (it's hard to put them all in because they're all low--such an embarassment of riches to chose from) This little video is spot on--about five minutes, pretty professionally done.
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!"
Today, in the early hours the U.S. Government carried out a sweep across the country against former members of the Black Panther Party. The reason is their allege involvement in a police killing in San Francisco in 1971. 35 years later,members of the Black Liberation Movement are facing accusations that were dismissed many years ago after a judge determined that some statements had been obtained through torture
Everything is in place for an attack on Iran. Two aircraft carrier attack forces are deployed to the Persian Gulf, US attack aircraft have been moved to Turkey and other countries on Iran's borders, Patriot anti-missile defense systems are being moved to the Middle East to protect oil facilities and US bases from retaliation from Iranian missiles, and growing reams of disinformation alleging Iran's responsibility for the insurgency in Iraq are being fed to the gullible US media.
On Dec 23rd 2002, Little T.J. Carroll died in a drowning accident. Thus began the nightmare for this childs family. Florida child Protective Services had T.J.'s siblings in State custody before this childs body was cold! The abuse suffered while in State custody and the battle that has insued and still continues is gut wrenching. Is there help for this Family out there? Which of us will be next to suffer from the hands of Child protective services?
Think it's just Republicans and Halliburton raking in blood money?
Webb was brilliant.. He lifted the country out of the squalor of pessimism by pointing the way out of Iraq and towards greater economic justice.. We were all betrayed. There were no weapons, no terrorist connections and no threat to national security. It was all fiction.
here's a pdf of a flyer for distribution about the panthers who have just been jailed.
The incumbent president is wrong because he threw out the Commission's idea to set up an international conference.. "You can always count on Americans to do the right thing-after they've tried everything else." (Winston Churchill)
This is an image of the most frequently used words in the Shrub's speach on Tuesday. Guess what the most popular words are.
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