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Friday, 10 August 2007 07:55

Cindy Sheehan: Me for Congress!

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by Cindy Sheehan

My statement to the press when I announced my candidacy at the Presidio on August 9.

Two years ago this week, I started my first vigil in Crawford, TX, at what became Camp Casey I near George's vacation ranch. I never thought my path would lead me here today. Nothing before Casey was killed in the illegal and immoral war in Iraq prepared me for this new direction, but looking back on my life since April 4, 2004, I believe this is the next natural step to bringing the occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan to a swifter conclusion and those responsible accountable for the mess in our world.

Friday, 10 August 2007 06:26

BuzzFlash Mailbag for August 10, 2007

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Subject: Bush/Cheney Cancel 2008 Elections?

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By Danny Schechter
Editor, Mediachannel.org

From today's The Washington Post: "The turmoil in the U.S. credit markets turned global Thursday, prompting central banks in Europe and the United States to pump more than $150 billion into the financial system to keep it operating smoothly."

The Sub-Prime Crisis Is Really A "Sub-Crime" Crisis: It Is Time To Investigate and Prosecute This Scandal

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Indeed, “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”---the disastrous results of the so-called "Protect America Act” legislation enacted into law by fearful politicians will culminate in America’s demise! Albeit it temporary, throwing the Constitution, patriotism, and statesmanship to the winds, this Congress has aided and abetted the criminal actions of George Bush, Dick Cheney, Alberto Gonzales, and Mike McConnell! “... regardless of who sits in the Oval Office, no Congress should trust any president with unbridled powers of surveillance over Americans. It is not the way our system is supposed to work.”

Let us salute the soldiers in the millionaire Mormon parade
As they bravely help fight terror in the Winnebago Brigade.

WORLD MEDIA WATCH 

Summaries are excerpted from the source articles; the featured article follows the summary section.  A recommended "site of the day" will also appear occasionally following the summaries. 

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by Marjorie Cohn

Responding to fear-mongering by the Bush administration, the Democratic-led Congress put its stamp of approval on the unconstitutional wiretapping of Americans. 

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by Daniel Ellsberg

[Remarks of Daniel Ellsberg at a press conference August 9, 2007 at which Cindy Sheehan announced her independent candidacy for the 8th Congressional District of California, an office now held by Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House.]

I don't speak for Cindy Sheehan -- whom I admire unreservedly -- or for her campaign. When I say "we" in what follows, I'm really just giving my own perspective on this campaign, as one of her supporters.

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by Harvey Wasserman

After 50 years of what Forbes Magazine long ago called "the largest managerial disaster in business history," the nuke power industry is demanding untold billions in a federal "Bailout-in-Advance." Congress will decide on these proposed loan guarantees for new nukes in its September conferences over the new Energy Bill.

Thursday, 09 August 2007 07:30

Cindy Sheehan: Long Line of Chickenhawks

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by Cindy Sheehan

An anti-war activist at a town hall meeting in Iowa recently asked Mitt Romney why not ONE of his five sons served the USA in the military. The woman's brother had been in Iraq and she understandably would have liked to know if the Romney family was so supportive of BushCo's war of terror why didn't they support it with their own flesh and blood.

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