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Enabling Fascism: John Conyers is "Not Out To Impeach President"

John Conyers | While Conyers backs away from impeachment indicating that the allegations of misconduct are not proven, he is also trying to pass a law to stop Bush from illegal wiretapping...a law to force Bush to obey the law. Why is he making it seem as if the case for impeachment over illegal wiretapping has not been made when he knows that Bush has broken the law? more...  0 Comments

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT ATTACKS ON CONGRESS AND MEDIA BACKFIRE

Kenneth J. Theisen | Attorney General Gonzales recently launched legal attacks on both Congress and the media in order to silence and intimidate the Bush regime's critics. But instead the attacks have fostered a potential constitutional crisis and to have increased the number of critics. The attacks stem from weakness not strength. more...  0 Comments

Mayor Bloombergs Record on Veterans Issues

Joseph A. Bello | Veterans returning from active service often face an array of problems during their transition from a military to a civilian lifestyle. Veterans usually have specific needs and require special treatment. In some cases it can take up to a year for a returning veteran to decide what direction he or she will take – that is if they don’t have a medical condition (Depleted Uranium exposure, Post Traumatic Stress) or an economic situation which could possibly lead to homelessness. more...  0 Comments

protest the Fleet Week celebration of war and empire

e | Saturday, May 27: Gather in front of the NY Public Library at 41 Street &
Fifth Ave. (near the "lions"), 10:30 am more...  0 Comments

Protest Fleet Week celebration of war Saturday morning

~ | Groups including War Resisters League-NYC will gather at the New York Public Library steps Saturday morning for a march to the Intrepid museum to protest the Fleet Week celebration of war and empire.

41 Street & Fifth Ave. (near the "lions") 10:30 am more...  0 Comments

Expediency: the Death of Ideology

budgie | While the forces of the traditional ‘left’ argue and analyse themselves into irrelevance (out of existence) the expedient right rumbles forward like a juggernaut. The left has been overwhelmed by simple expediency, the ‘whatever it takes’ (just get the job done) mentality is winning the day. Political correctness has all but destroyed the left whereas the right streaks ahead unburdened by any ethical issues. Ideology has been completely abandoned in favour of strategy. Any semblance to ideology is merely coincidental or a ruse/distraction. more...  1 Comments

Animal Protection Group Endorses State Senator Krueger

LOHV-NYC | The League of Humane Voters of New York City announced today that it is again endorsing Democrat Liz Krueger for re-election to the New York State Senate in Manhattan. Krueger was first elected to represent the 26th Senate District on the Upper East Side in 2002. more...  0 Comments

Down with Senate Bill 2611!

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee | S.B. 2611 gives the capitalists millions of immigrant workers without rights to super-exploit and use as a tool with which to drive down the conditions of all, and it's another step in constructing an American police state to use against all workers. more...  0 Comments

Howie Hawkins for US Senate (Green) Renews Call for New 9/11 Investigation following Zogby Poll

Howie Hawkins | Howie Hawkins, the Green Party candidate for US Senate, today called for a new, independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks. Hawkins cited a new poll by Zogby International of Utica that found that "42% believe there has indeed been a cover up" (with 10% unsure) and 45% think "Congress or an International Tribunal should re-investigate the attacks, including whether any US government officials consciously allowed or helped facilitate their success" (with 8% unsure). "Four years ago thousands of innocent people were murdered. in our state's largest city: and yet no one has been held criminally accountable for those actions. Why hasn't the terrorist support network who helped hijack the airplanes been uncovered and prosecuted? Why hasn't Governor Pataki and Senator Clinton demanded to know who financed these attacks, a question the 9/11 Commission dismissed as unimportant? more...  0 Comments

Interview with "Giuliani" Time Director Kevin Keating

John Tarleton | In “Giuliani Time”, director Kevin Keating unabashedly turns back the clock to the polarizing pre-9-11 Rudy that so many New Yorkers loved to loathe. Keating worked on the film with a Captain Ahab-like intensity for seven years and hopes that it will serve as a wake-up call to Americans who have only heard one side of the Giuliani story. “Be afraid, very afraid,” Keating says. “Bush is just the village idiot. Giuliani is so hubristic and so completely and utterly consumed by his own intelligence and his talent. It could take us God knows where.” more...  1 Comments

Gen. Hayden: A Yes-Man for All Seasons

Dave Lindorff | The general, like all officers in the military, took an oath to uphold and defend the Constitution, not to mindlessly follow the orders of the president. He should be getting court-martialed, not appointed CIA director. more...  0 Comments

Symbiosis: Religion and the State

Kingfisher | China recently hosted the international Buddhist forum, a communist government openly courting religion! The Church of England, not to be outdone by a bunch of commos, publicly denounced Capitalism and attributed the huge disparity in social circumstances to that ideology of inequity and avarice. No one can claim that the Church of England doesn’t get a point, even if it takes a few hundred years! [Regardless of the vocal gesture or feign, action never follows the odd theological comment against the State]. more...  0 Comments

Impeachment: A Winning Argument

Dave Lindorff | 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. more...  1 Comments

Populist #29

franklin | On the Electoral College, continued more...  0 Comments

'If he didn't answer the way we liked, we would shoot his youngest kid in the head': Ex-GI

Various | Former Army Ranger and Iraq War Veteran Tells All more...  5 Comments

AG Gonzalez: We Can Go After Reporters

AP | Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Sunday he believes journalists can be prosecuted for publishing classified information, citing an obligation to national security. The nation's top law enforcer also said the government will not hesitate to track telephone calls made by reporters as part of a criminal leak investigation, but officials would not do so routinely and randomly.
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LES Activists Urge Landmarks Commission to Protect P.S. 64/Charas

Sierra Freeman | Supporters of preserving P.S. 64 packed a Landmarks Commission meeting Tuesday morning in an emotional hearing that could decide the fate of the 100-year-old school building that has been at the center of a long-running Lower East Side real estate battle. more...  1 Comments

Images: Immigrant's Rights March NYC May 20 2006

fred askew | Immigrant's Rights March NYC May 20 2006 more...  0 Comments

Hawkins Easily Wins Green Party Nomination for US Senate

Howie Hawkins | Longtime peace activist Howie Hawkins easily won the Green Party nomination Saturday afternoon to face Hillary Clinton in the race for Senate. Hawkins will challenge Clinton over the war in Iraq. The Greens support bringing the troops home immediately and believe that President Bush should be impeached for lying to the country about the reasons for the illegal invasion. "We have to stop going to war for oil," stated Hawkins. more...  0 Comments

Conservative coalition enters Next Phase

peptide | In response to increased UN pressure to close the illegal Guantanamo Bay detention/torture centre, the Americans left no doubt, “we have no intention of closing Guantanamo Bay”. The flagrant illegality of Guantanamo Bay is lost on the Americans, or worse, stands as a defiant monument to American belligerence and unilateralism. The rest of the world can go to hell; Americans do what they want when they want, is that clear? more...  0 Comments

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