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WASHINGTON, DC - The Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and a Co-Founder of the Out of Iraq Caucus, Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) today issued the following statement following the passage of H.R. 3087, the so called 'Tanner-Abercrombie-English bill':

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 04:23

Jeff Leys: Our Bonhoeffer Moment

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by Jeff Leys
Voices for Creative Nonviolence (Co-Coordinator)

The Bonhoeffer Moment of nonviolent civil resistance and disobedience to the world war being waged by the United States is clearly at hand. As Congress considers an additional $190 billion to fund the Iraq-Afghanistan war through September 2008 and as the threats of war against Iran become increasingly loud, it is time for us to learn lessons from the German resistance to Hitler, to the Nazi regime, and to the war waged by the German nation-state. We must engage in the Long Resistance to this current world war, using every nonviolent means to bring about its end.

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by Mike Ferner

WAUKEGAN, IL -- A judge in the 19th Circuit Court of Illinois today (October 2) dismissed trespassing charges against an antiwar activist stemming from a civil disobedience demonstration last year at the nation's command center for processing military recruits.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

OHHH what Repuglicans will do for a vote -- Fred Thompson, another Repuglican spinning tales in fantasy land, tales that were debunked a long time ago!  Fred Thompson unambiguously stood by the premise of the Iraq War — and went so far as to say Saddam Hussein “clearly” had weapons of mass destruction and a nuclear program that posed a threat.”  It’s amazing how Repuglicans can tell lies with a straight face, I’d say this was a staged performance for a targeted audience in search of a few positive ratings.  Does America really need another ‘Bad-Actor’* Repuglican for president???   *Bad-Actor -- wrongdoer, somebody or something that causes trouble or has a harmful effect, e.g., a persistent wrongdoer.

Besieged Blackwater Founder Testifies Before Congressional Committee

Erik Prince claims a "rush to judgment"
Which is comical and complete
Rubbish because Blackwater in every
Probe has been dragging its feet.

I'd be willing to place a bet when Prince
Envisions himself in heaven
He hopes to bend rules and be allowed
To bring his AK-47.


During Hearing, California Congressman Brands Blackwater As Having Strong GOP Ties

What an unintended result!
What a delicious mistake!
The fact this pol's a Republican
Is just the Issa on the cake.

Wednesday, 03 October 2007 02:36

Mary Shaw: A very expensive quagmire

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by Mary Shaw

Last week, the White House sent Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Capitol Hill to lobby for increased funding to keep the killing going on in Iraq for another year. The updated price tag: over $190 billion. For one year. And for what?

A BUZZFLASH INTERVIEW

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by Burt Hall

To Members of Congress:

The basic problem is that Democrats have not presented a vision of how to replace our presence with a force that could maintain stability in the region for a period of years. A distinct possibility is an all-Muslim force under the UN flag, supported by both trained Iraqis and militias. Sadr has already agreed to support UN troops with his militia if Americans (will only) leave. With a good Democratic vision of how to maintain stability, here are four options to force the President to remove our troops:

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by Norman Solomon

This article is excerpted from Norman Solomon's new book "Made Love, Got War: Close Encounters with America's Warfare State."

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by Peter Michaelson

Don't laugh at them, Hillary, bite their heads off!

Why didn't you take a chomp out of Chris Wallace, as your husband did a while back?

You burst out laughing when Wallace asked you, on Fox News last week, why you're so "hyperpartisan." Your aides said later that, coming from Fox News, his question was pretty funny and merited your laughter.

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