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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Linda Milazzo

At the end of CNN's morbidly titled "This Week At War," host Tom Foreman dramatized the importance of the 2008 Presidential election by deeming it a war-time election. He beseeched viewers to watch CNN's Presidential debates: the Democrats aired June 3 and the Republicans will follow on June 5.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Peter Michaelson

There he goes again, the old thin-skinned warhorse Henry Kissinger, still sniping at the antiwar left after all these years.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jeff Cohen

Give me a break about John Edwards' pricey haircut, mansion, lecture fees, and the rest. The focus on these topics tells us two things about corporate media. One we've long known -- that they elevate personal stuff above issues. The other is now becoming clear -- that they have a special animosity toward Edwards.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
By Dave Lindorff

When it comes to defending the Constitution from the saboteurs of freedom and democracy in the Bush administration, my hero is Conyers.

Thursday, 31 May 2007 03:23

Kathy Kelly: Being Hope

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Kathy Kelly

Earlier this week, the American Friends Service Committee asked me to speak about finding hope in hard times as part of an interfaith service to conclude their "Eyes Wide Open" display in Chicago's Grant Park. The display arranged 3,438 soldiers' boots to commemorate U.S. military people killed in Iraq, along with life-sized pictures of Iraqi civilians and a collection of numerous civilian shoes to remember hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who have been killed in Iraq since 2003. I asked the audience to join me in recalling experiences I had while imprisoned at the Pekin Federal prison for "crossing the line" at Fort Benning, Georgia.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Burt Hall

During the last six years, the President and Vice President have adopted a failing strategy to combat terrorism, have taken us to war unnecessarily, have ignored pressing domestic needs, and have changed our world image from the most-admired country to one of the least-admired. These top officials pose the greatest danger to our country in decades and would have been replaced long ago had a parliamentary-style system of government existed here.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett

Why are Democratic officeholders in the U.S. House and Senate not actively seeking situations where Republicans resort to filibustering popular Democratic legislation and situations where Bush vetoes similar measures? The benefits in political terms for Democrats far outweigh the risks, and good legislation might just get enacted into law.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
Editor Mediachannel.org

It was sad to read Cindy Sheehan's letter of "resignation" from the peace movement because she offered so much of herself -- despite all the personal pain she suffered from the loss of her son, the breakup of her family, and all the vicious and insensitive attacks on her politics and personhood.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Harvey Wasserman

In the global campaign to save the Earth, a shared vision is vital.

"Solartopia" foresees a democratic, green-powered 21st Century civilization. Our economic and ecological survival depends on it.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Dave Lindorff

Perhaps the best indication of the toothlessness and complicity of the new Democratic Congress is that President Bush, who between September 2001 and December 2006, used so-called "signing statements" and a bogus claim of extra-constitutional executive authority as commander in chief in time of war to invalidate 1,200 laws or parts of laws passed by Congress, hasn't issued a single one since January.

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