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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

When he announced the commutation of Scooter Libby's 30-month sentence, George W. Bush cited the ways Libby has and will suffer: damage to his reputation, the suffering of his wife and children, large fines, and the "long-lasting" consequences of being a convicted felon.

Friday, 06 July 2007 03:33

Norman Solomon: A Bloody Media Mirror

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon

Many of America's most prominent journalists want us to forget what they were saying and writing more than 4 years ago to boost the invasion of Iraq. Now, they tiptoe around their own roles in hyping the war and banishing dissent to the media margins.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

Today I received an in-depth blog entry from Danny Schechter (The News Dissector), reporting from Durbin, South Africa where he's screening his film, "In Debt We Trust." This was the second blog entry Danny has sent from South Africa in a little over a week. The blog was typical Danny. Not a superficial account of the customs and terrain. Not a self-indulged travelogue on the effects of the environs on "me." You don't get that from Danny. He's not about sensory conjecture. He's about facts. He's a journalist. He doesn't write. He reports.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

The other day I came out of my short retirement due to yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a people's movement for humanity. The longer BushCo are in office, the less chance we have of recovering the heart and soul of our nation, saving our soldiers and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and saving the planet from corporate and individual waste and pollution. Impeachment, removal from office, and in a perfect world, incarceration for the criminals against humanity, are urgent and necessary steps that need to be taken today.

Thursday, 05 July 2007 06:46

Dave Lindorff: Pelosi's Sinking Fortunes

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi took power in the House of Representatives in January on a wave of public enthusiasm and hopes that Congress would finally start holding the president to account.

Thursday, 05 July 2007 06:26

Cindy Sheehan: Call Out the Instigator

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan

Call out the Instigator
Because there's something in the air
We got to get together sooner or later
Because the revolution's here
You know it's right!

-- Thunderclap Newman


A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mikey Weinstein

It is with profound sadness that I approach this Fourth of July. Coming from a long line of veterans and speaking as an Honor Graduate from the U.S. Air Force Academy, my decision to challenge our nation's armed forces has been a painful one.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Mary Pitt

A mere two centuries is not long in the history of previous great nations of the world, but it does seem that Americans are eager to end their era of influence in world affairs. We are soundly in the grip of the two-party system, made up of professional politicians, the parties locked belly-to belly in a danse macabre to the music of the multinational corporatists until it is nearly impossible to discern one from the other. In this artificially elongated campaign season, the feeling that arises from the grassroots of the mountains and the prairies is a heartfelt prayer for a sensible person with no ties to any of them to arise and save our democracy.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

In a fascinating article published in NewsMax yesterday, online journalists Mike Stark and Dave Johnson report that in a conversation they had with speaker Nancy Pelosi, the speaker told them she had decided "at least a year ago," before Democrats had even taken control of the House and Senate, "that impeachment was something that we could not be successful with, and that would take up the time we needed to do some positive things to establish a record of our priorities and [Republican] short-comings."

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Winship

So much for, "No man is above the law."

The chief prosecutor, jury, trial judge -- a Republican he himself appointed to the bench. The federal appeals panel. The majority of public opinion. All ignored.

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