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Ban the Bomb Creation on New Brighton Beach

A once in a life-time, not to be missed
February 16, 2008

Peter Donnelly, the well known sand artist, also know as the Sand Dancer, is generously donating his time and talent to honouring the 50th anniversary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament by creating the CND logo on the New Brighton beach in Christchurch on Saturday 16th of February starting at 6pm and finishing approximately 7.30

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Find out how you can help save the planet from U.S. nuclear destuction.

The Shocking Truth – Nuclear War With Iran The Talk in Cathedral Square, Christchurch
...People with impeccable credentials have written that the so-called terrorist attack on New York and the Pentagon on Sept 9, 2001 was an inside job. Also, that the so-called al-Qaeda terrorists were really pawns in a much bigger conspiracy, organised by the Bush Administration to create a new enemy and justify their global crusade and wars against terrorism.

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  Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of New Zealand's 1987 Nuclear Free Legislation

Increasingly, it's Your Priceless Asset and Great Achievement
Everyone can help retain New Zealand 's nuclear-free policy; sponsor a Nuclear Free New Zealand 20th Anniversary Celebration during 2007; talk about it to friends, workmates, groups, local council, media and MPs. The public needs educating about nuclear war, weapons, proliferation, dangers and the benefits of NZ's nuclear free policies. Members of Parliament in particular are well-placed to educate, legislate, speak and act in many ways on nuclear issues.
It is vitally important that this message reaches everyone, so please give your most valualble help by forwarding this 2007 Nuclear Free New Zealand 20th Anniversary Celebration notice to everyone and anyone you can think of. We all need to be aware and save our planet and all living beings from possible extinction.


Extinction is Forever - Book Mark

An Easy Way to Spread the Word - Print yourself a book mark and send them to your friends     

Whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg: Bush Likely to Attack Iran, Impeachment a Must

February 7, 2008

The American public and media have not picked up on the urgency surrounding a pending war with Iran.
Daniel Ellsberg, perhaps the country's most famous whistleblower, fears that before the Bush administration leaves office, it will try to attack Iran.
Indeed, Ellsberg's argument gained merit as George W. Bush increased his rhetoric against Iran when he delivered his final State of the Union Address. Bush accused Iran of training militia extremists in Iraq and emphasized the United States will confront its enemies.


United Nations International Day of Peace

September 23, 2007

Dear Friends,
I trust you will be interested in this event and wish to circulate this notice appropriately even if some of you are too far away. On this site
Many thanks Laurie Ross UNANZ

Nuclear Free NZ, the UN, and War on Iran Warnings

August 24, 2006

The Nuclear Free Peacemaking objective is to:
Keep New Zealand Nuclear Free, by educating people about its benefits and about the increasing risks of a nuclear war.
Help create a peaceful, just world, by promoting a pro-active peacemaking NZ foreign policy.
Support United Nations initiatives for nuclear disarmament.
Research, evaluate and educate about war risks.


Television, Radio or Film Documentary Proposal

posted July 31, 2007

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of New Zealand's Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament and Arms Control Act
This is a story that has not yet been told and deserves to be seen and heard by all New Zealanders, in the 20 th Anniversary year celebrating the NZ Nuclear Free Zone Legislation of 1987.


Debunking Lies To Stop US War On Iran

comment by Larry Ross
August 21, 2007

Here is an excellent radio interview with a top US anti-war activist - Scott Horton.
All the issues are covered - Bush's lies for war are debunked - how End Times Christian Fundamentalist want an Armageddon battle in the middle east and are a powerful force in the US -- how Dick Cheney is as great a threat as George Bush and may get his way to bomb Iran. If you click at the bottom you can get another interview with Ron Paul, one of the few honest politicians left in Washington and one of the best opponents of the plan to start a war with Iran . These are great interviews - play the MP3's yourself, and to friends. Ideal for group gatherings. The newspapers won't do it so it is we who have to try and educate New Zealanders and others with the real facts. Our future depends on it.

Antiwar Radio: Charles Goyette Interviews Scott Horton

August 18, 2007

Scott Horton , assistant editor at Antiwar.com and director of the radio project, debunks the War Party's excuses for war with Iran.
MP3 here . (21:06)
Scott Horton is an assistant editor at Antiwar.com and is the director of Antiwar Radio. Check out his blog, Stress .


Anti-War Demonstration

comment by Larry Ross
August 4, 2007

This may be one of the most important anti-war demonstrations to be held against Bush's illegal war on Iraq and should be supported by all who wish an end to the war. The long-term estimates of some 2 Trillion dollars for the war should be compared to the US Civil Engineers estimate of some 1.6 trillion to repair the aging US infrastructure. Also many social welfare programmes in the US are now being starved of funds.  However to the Bush regime, inventing excuses to wage wars for empire and to feed the US military-industrial complex is likely to take priority. Demonstrations are needed for many reasons, but Bush has shown he will continue to make war whatever the cost and no matter what the criticism. Perpetual war is Bush's answer. This, endless profits and religious delusional are the sacred morality of the Bush regime. I doubt if demonstrations can do it. Impeachment may be the only sure way to stop a nuclear madman. 

Money for Bridges and Cities, NOT War! Sept. 29 in DC

August 3, 2007

On October 1, Congress is scheduled to authorize over $100 billion for continued war in Iraq, and estimates for the long term costs of the war are over $2 trillion. Already more than $500 billion has been spent. 
"The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that the USA needs to spend $1.6 trillion over five years to put its infrastructure — which includes some 590,000 bridges — in good condition."


Will US Allow Bush To Bomb Iran Soon?

July 29, 2007

Dr Frank gave us an important insight into the mental workings and decision-making of George Bush (below). Unless impeachment proceedings begin very soon, Dr Frank predicts Bush will attack Iran. It is not so much a matter of Bush deciding not to take this course, as the US Congress deciding to stop him before he can do it, and/or the US  military deciding not to implement a Bush command to strike Iran, because their loyalty to the US Constitution trumps Bush commands.
Unfortunately both possibilities are not strong and Bush has surrounded himself with yes men who will obey his every command.

Dangers of a Cornered George Bush

By Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity & Dr. Justin Frank
July 27, 2007
The “new” strategy of surging troops in Baghdad has simply wasted more lives and bought some time for the president. His strategy boils down to keeping as many of our soldiers engaged as possible, in order to stave off definitive defeat in Iraq before January 2009.
Bush is commander in chief, but Congress must approve funding for the war, and its patience is running out. The war – and the polls – are going so badly that it is no longer a sure thing that the administration will be able to fund continuance of the war.
There is an outside chance Congress will succeed in forcing a pullout starting in the next several months. What would the president likely do in reaction to that slap in the face?

Bush Retaliates Against Michael Moore

comment by Larry Ross
July 28, 2007

Bush has found a way to retaliate against Michael Moore, both for his earlier film exposure, "Fahrenheit 9/11" and new film "Sicko" which attacks Bush's health care system and the US drug industry. Also, Bush and his neocons hate Cuba's very enlightened and comprehensive medical care system that shows up the failings of the US profit-driven healthcare system which fewer and fewer Americans can afford. No wonder they have a regime of punishments for Americans curious enough to go to Cuba and find out for themselves. Michael Moore has found and told the truth again to fellow Americans. That has made him an enemy to the Bush Administration. Letter from Michael Moore

Michael Moore Says He's Been Served    Michael Moore Subpoenaed by Bush Administration

from UPI
July 26, 2007

Michael Moore said Thursday that the Bush administration has served him with a subpoena regarding his trip to Cuba during the making of his new film, "Sicko."
The Oscar-winning filmmaker, who appeared Thursday on NBC's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," said he was notified about the subpoena at the network's studios in Burbank, Calif.


See the Movie, Start the Revolution ...a letter from Michael Moore

July 26, 2007

Here is an example of effective social action in the US. Some of the campaign techniques and information on US healthcare might be useful in NZ. For example Fundraiser showings of Michael Moore's " Sicko" could be informative and profitable. - from Larry Loss
I am overwhelmed by the response to "Sicko." And I'm not just talking about all the wonderful, heart-felt letters you've sent me and the stories you've shared with me about the abuse you've suffered from our health care system.


Sheehan Arrested in Impeachment Protest

by Natasha Metzler
July 24, 2007

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested Monday at the Capitol for disorderly conduct, shortly after saying she would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the California Democrat's refusal to try to impeach President Bush.
Sheehan was taken into custody inside Rep. John Conyers' office, where she had spent an hour imploring him to launch impeachment proceedings against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Conyers, D-Mich., chairs the House Judiciary Committee, where any impeachment effort would have to begin.

  Analysis of Bush Dictatorship
July 18, 2007

It is really a matter of objectively considering the facts, cutting through the double think, propaganda and party loyalties to make an honest analysis - and perhaps face some very unpleasant facts and suspicions. Some of the best analysts are from the right of the political spectrum - people like John Paul Roberts and Morgan Reynolds. I really respect and feature their work although I would be labelled as from the left of the political spectrum. In fact I'm neither right nor left and reject this kind of 'don't think' labelling.
The labels 'right and left' when applied to people or political thoughts often inhibits a rational consideration of the issue at hand. The tendency is to generate an immediate bias and then dismiss the issue without consideration.

  General George Bush: America's Presidential-Military Dictator
by Jo Swift
July 16, 2007
Bush emphasized the role of the military as a counterweight to public opinion. He outlined a concept of presidential power that upholds the military as a critical “constituency” rising above, and placed in opposition to, the American people.
Every would-be dictator claims that his authoritarian measures are taken to ensure national security. Everything else must be sacrificed, including democratic rights. This is the basic line that has been utilized by the government since 9/11 to lay siege to constitutionally protected democratic rights, in the name of the “war on terror”.
  Urgent: Impeach Bush and Cheney Now
July 16, 2007

These long-term Washington insiders, authors and previous government executives impart valuable information and insights on the crises brought on by the Bush Administration and the need for impeachment of the offenders. I have abridged it to eliminate irrelevant material. Readers can help with the impeachment process by forwarding this article and by reading War Crimes & Impeachment  and Do-It-Yourself Impeachment

  Bill Moyers: On Impeachment - Video and transcript
by Bill Moyers
July 13, 2007

Impeachment...the word feared and loathed by every sitting president is back. It's in the air and on your computer screen, a growing clamor aimed at both President Bush and Vice-President Cheney.

  Internet makes 6 billion people one family - So do 26,000 nuclear weapons.
July 11, 2007

One secret decision can destroy our human family in hours. Expanding Bush's illegal wars to Iran, means using nuclear weapons. What peace people do in New York or Washington (see below) to end and prevent expanded wars and impeach the war criminals is also acting for you, me and everyone - everywhere. Use the Internet to encourage or help peace actions in New York and Washington The time is up, the countdown has started. The 3rd US aircraft carrier fleet is steaming toward the Persian Gulf. See: Do-It-Yourself Impeachment  now.


Troops Out Now Coalition  Politicians won't end the war - Elections won't stop the war - Only the People will stop the war!

Rally Monday July 16, Times Square - Troops Out Now! SEPT 22- 29: It's time to move from Protest to Resistance:
In just a few days, General Petreus will provide a preliminary report to Congress detailing the failure of the Bush "surge" to crush the resistance of the Iraqi people.  Politicians of both parties are scurrying to find positions that will allow them to publicly distance themselves from the failed attempt to colonize Iraq, while they continue to vote for funding for the war.

  The War On Conciousness
July 9, 2007

I totally agree with this essay. In many ways it is very similar to what I have been saying on my website which covers many of the subjects mentioned. My only worry is that there is not the time or resources required to reach enough people that will somehow prevent the Bush regime from carrying out their agenda. ...
Bush is a committed 'End Times' believer, who thinks he is doing God's will by bring on Armageddon. This ending is looked forward to by a powerful minority of Americans. Their leaders have access to, and much influence on Bush.

  The War on Consciousness
by Paul Levy

We are truly in a war. It is not the war we imagine we are in, which is the way our true adversaries want it. It is not a foreign war against a foreign enemy. It is a war on consciousness, a war on our own minds. The global war on terror that is being fought around the world is an embodied reflection in the material world of a deeper, more fundamental war that is going on in the realm of consciousness itself.

  Urgent: Impeach Cheney Before War With Iran
July 7, 2007

Sheila Samples has issued a very powerful call to "Impeach Cheney Now" before he is able to initiate even bigger crimes against America and the world.
The US war planned for Iran is next on Cheney's list. If he gets away with this one, we may have past the point of no return.
There would be no going back or investigation. Iran and the Middle East would be in flames with millions dead and dieing. The world would be totally at the mercy of a series of disastrous consequences amid the confusion that would follow. Any ideas of Impeachment then, would just be a joke.
Pre-emptive impeachment action now is the only way future major crimes could be prevented.

  Strike The Root
by Sheila Samples
July 6, 2007

Recently, Nova M Radio's Mike Malloy suggested the lethargy that appears to have descended on the American people is more "rage fatigue" than a lack of knowledge or comprehension of the damage wrought by this administration. I agree, although for many of us, rather than fatigue, it's more an inability to "focus" on any single atrocity about which to be enraged. There are just too many incoming horrors at any one time. We are in the throes of a national paralysis....
Dick Cheney must be impeached -- now -- before he lashes out from the dark side, and Iran is aflame; its terrified citizens displaced, dying -- dead.

  General Odom Exposes Bush and Congress Incompetence
Comment by Larry Ross
July 7, 2007

The General's paper and comment following it, expose both the incompetence of Bush and Congress and their management of the war, as well as the illegality and many costs of the war.

  'Supporting the troops' means withdrawing them
by William E. Odom, niemanwatchdog.org
July 5, 2007

Gen. William Odom writes that opponents of the war should focus public attention on the fact that Bush's obstinate refusal to admit defeat is causing the troops enormous psychological as well as physical harm.
Every step the Democrats in Congress have taken to force the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq has failed. Time and again, President Bush beats them into submission with charges of failing to "support the troops."

  Great American Peace Lady Condemns BushCo
comment by Larry Ross
July 6, 2007

Cindy Sheehan returns to lead a peace walk from her old base in Crawford Texas to Washington D.C.
Like many Americans Cindy is outraged by Bush's spurning of the Court's decision to imprison Gordon Libby.
Once again she wants to focus America 's attention on the criminal BushCo conspiracy leading America toward fascism and more wars. She, like so many others, are victims of a series of BushCo lies, which deceived people into supporting an expanding war quagmire in Iraq and many other related crimes.

  Once Upon America
by John Cory
July 4, 2007

"No one man can terrorize a whole nation unless we are all his accomplices." - Edward R. Murrow
And so it goes. The 4th of July is here with its parades and "what America means to me" essays, and picnics and fireworks, and all those pretty speeches about freedom and democracy and the true meaning of Independence Day. But it is all a facade. A lie.


US Using Nuclear Weapons in Iraq

comment by Larry Ross
June 23, 2007

DU weapons spread toxic radioactive dust wherever they are used. With a half life of 4 billion years, the poisonous effects are gradually spreading around the world causing death and disease. It is like a slow motion form of nuclear war against all humanity, insidiously and secretly drifting world-wide, infecting millions. The US has slyly introduced a form of nuclear weapon and then lied. They claim DU weapons are harmless. The poisonous effects may manifest years later in the form of cancer, genetic mutations in the children of exposed people and a range of other diseases.
Present and increasing DU dust in our global environment can cause mutations in anyone's children, grandchildren and future generations forever. Banning DU weapons and educating others about DU is everyone's responsibility.



From International Action Center, Founded by Ramsey Clark, Former U.S. Attorney General

..... Today, half of the 697,000 U.S. Gulf War troops from the 1991 war have reported serious medical problems and a significant increase in birth defects among their newborn children.

Larry Ross is interviewed on "Radio Bridge", on Plains FM 96.6
at 12.30 pm
Thursday, June 14, 2007

About NZ's Nuclear Free Zone and why it is more relevant today than ever before.
To read the complete press release and follow up reports on this please go HERE
Future "Radio Bridge" programmes will deal with peace and disarmament issues on the first Thursday of every month starting on July 5

Phil Goff Warns of Nuclear Holocaust
comment by Larry Ross
June 9, 2007

Phil Goff's warning to the 20th anniversary meeting in Christchurch June 9 of NZ's nuclear free zone is 100% correct. World survival is threatened by 27,000 nuclear weapons, some on 'hair-trigger' ready-to-launch status and a total of 8 nuclear weapon nations. At any time the world can be destroyed "by nuclear accident, miscalculation or deliberate act of madness" as President Kennedy warned at the UN in 1963. Even worse are new US nuclear weapons and new doctrines allowing the President to wage pre-emptive nuclear war, and also introduce nuclear weapons use into any conflict. This massive threat means everyone should be worried and active helping to stop this nuclear madness. New Zealand 's nuclear free law is more relevant today as Phil Goff says, than in 1984.

New Zealand politicians stoke anti-nuclear activism
Asia-Pacific News
June 9, 2007

Wellington - On the 20th anniversary of New Zealand's anti-nuclear legislation, the country's politicians have called for a southern hemisphere wide nuclear-free zone and for an end to investment in nuclear weapons, according to statements Saturday.
The New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act was passed on June 8, 1987. It resulted in the country being suspended from the Anzus (Australia, New Zealand and Australia) defence pact with the US and Australia.
But Trade and Disarmament Minister Phil Goff told a forum in the South Island city of Christchurch that he wanted the whole of the southern hemisphere to become a nuclear-free zone within 20 years. He also criticized nations' complacency.
'The threat to the world of nuclear weapons grows as more countries acquire possession of them... With the world having lived with nuclear weapons for over sixty years, a key challenge today is international complacency about the threat they pose,' he said in a statement.
A co-leader of New Zealand's left-wing Green party, which is in the government coalition, also demanded the country withdraw NZ$30 million of taxpayer investment in companies involved in nuclear weapons production.


Phil Goff to speak on NZ Nuclear Free

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Interactive Open Forum to commemorate the 20th anniversary of New Zealand's nuclear free legislation.
Saturday 9 June at 10 am
Where Visitor Lounge, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, where the Nuclear Free NZ exhibition is showing until 22 July.

  Nuclear-Free Legislation—20th Anniversary
Hon Phil Goff
June 7, 2007

Hon PHIL GOFF (Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control): I move, That this House note that 8 June 2007 is the 20th anniversary of the passing by this House of the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987 and resolve that New Zealand should continue to work for a nuclear weapon – free world; and that, in striving for a world free of nuclear weapons, the House call for: the implementation and strengthening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, including the unequivocal undertaking made by nuclear weapon States in 2000 to move towards the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals; the expansion and strengthening of nuclear weapon – free zones and a nuclear weapon – free Southern Hemisphere; the entry into force of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty; the enactment of a Fissile Material Cut-off Treaty; and the universal implementation of nuclear non-proliferation instruments such as the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism and United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540.

  El Baradei Warns About "New Crazies who want to bomb Iran"
comment by Larry Ross
June 3, 2007

Mohammed El Baradei is head of the International Atomic Energy Agency. One of his jobs is to oversee that all states are obeying the terms of the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. His inspectors go into countries like Iran, inspect all nuclear facilities and issue reports as to whether Iran is complying with NPT terms and whether or not it has nuclear weapons, or are developing nuclear weapons. They reported that Iran has no nuclear weapons and has no nuclear weapons development programme.


IAEA chief warns of "crazies" seeking Iran war

by Reuters
June 1, 2007

The United Nations nuclear watchdog chief warned on Friday against the "new crazies" advocating military action to halt Iran's nuclear programme and said he did not want to see another war like that in Iraq.
"I wake every morning and see 100 Iraqis, innocent civilians, are dying," International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) director Mohamed ElBaradei said in an interview for BBC Radio.
"I have no brief other than to make sure we don't go into another war or that we go crazy into killing each other. You do not want to give additional argument to new crazies who say 'let's go and bomb Iran'," he said in a documentary, excerpts from which were published on the BBC's Web site in advance.

  Torture, Is It Becoming An Accepted Part of the American Lifestyle?
comment by Larry Ross
June 1, 2007

While the polls show that most Americans reject Bushism, there is little questioning, action against, or even awareness of the obvious fascist trends and what might follow.


Dark Secrets at the Front

by Nat Hentoff
May 30, 2007

Prisoners and interrogators are both brutalized in a war that changes who we are.
..."Less than half of other soldiers and Marines (in Iraq) believed that non- combatants should be treated with dignity and respect and well over a third believed that torture should be allowed to save the life of a fellow team member.

  Vonnegut Names Bush & Associates As Psychopathic Personalities
comment by Larry Ross
May 31, 2007

Vonnegut accurately names the Bush medical ailment as that of having a psychopathic personality. This fits Bush and his associates and their behaviour like a glove. They have no guilt for their many lies and no remorse for their crimes. They feel justified in whatever they do. Thus Bush claims he is in communication with God who advises him. This kind of delusion in a 'so-called' Christian country like the US is accepted as perfectly normal. To the true believers this delusion is real and meritorious. It proves Bush is a man of God and is therefore virtuous and heavenly inspired. Bush's followers show that belief reinforces the Bush delusion, thus helping immunize Bush against advice contrary to his own psychopathic wishes and impulses.
Enlightened Americans will have to stop Bush and his associates with impeachment before he can destroy more countries and trigger a World War III.


Book - A Man without a Country

by Kurt Vonnegut

... He's direct in saying what he thinks about the president and his pals ("George W. Bush has gathered around him upper-crust C-students who know no history or geography, plus not-so-closeted white supremacists, . . . plus, most frighteningly, psychopathic personalities, . . . the medical term for smart, personable people who have no consciences"), ...

  Book - Armed Madhouse:
Expanded Paperback Edition Greg Palast
May 31, 2007

From Baghdad to New Orleans--Sordid Secrets and Strange Tales of a White House Gone Wild. Expanded Paperback Edition Greg Palast
BuzzFlash and Greg Palast go back a long way, right back to the stolen 2000 election.
Palast was the only journalist who did the hard work of proving how the Bushevik felon purge in Florida stole tens of thousands votes from Gore. You see, Palast is University of Chicago trained and knows statistics. He was dead on accurate about the theft of the 2000 election from Gore -- and he's been on the heels of the corrupt Republicans, robber barons, and Enron-inspired corporate thieves, among others, throughout the seven year history of BuzzFlash.

  Escalation In Iraq
comment by Larry Ross
May 30, 2007

Double the US troops in Iraq by Christmas, according to Robert Parry. Some have suggested that increased US troops are to cope with increasing resistance if Bush attacks Iran . They may be used against Iran after Bush launches a bombing attack.

  Grieving Moms vs. Washington Pols
by Robert Parry
May 22, 2007

.... The unspeakable suffering of these parents of dead soldiers stands in marked contrast to the maneuvering over the Iraq War now underway across the river in Washington. There, George W. Bush appears quietly planning another escalation of the Iraq War - possibly doubling U.S. combat troops by Christmas - and many members of Congress are frightened of the political repercussions if they stand up to him.

  Will NZ Become A US Fascist State?
comment by Larry Ross
May 29, 2007

The following exposure shows very unhealthy trends - that spies are being infiltrated into environmental and peace groups and that all their records, emails, personnel and plans are being catalogued and acted on by those employing the spies.  We don't know what is being done with these records; whether government agencies are given access to them, and whether the activists involved are now listed as people to watch by government agencies. These questions should be investigated and vigorous action taken to stop and expose any such actions. We cannot expect to have a free, questioning, morally-involved and acting society if people are intimidated into silence by such fascist threats.


'I was paid to betray protesters'

May 27, 2007

The tactics by Thompson & Clark Investigations are believed to be a first for New Zealand and have shocked the groups and civil rights supporters, who have demanded answers from the government about taxpayer-funded spying.


Finding the enemy within

May 27, 2007

An Auckland private investigation firm is paying agents to infiltrate and spy on environmental, peace and anti-vivisection groups for its clients, including state-owned enterprise Solid Energy.

  Wisdom From the Carpenters
comment by Larry Ross
May 29, 2007

In the Bible both Mark and Mathew refer to Jesus as a carpenter and carpenter's son. In the following article two UK carpenters were found innocent by a jury in England for planning to prevent US B52's from committing war crimes by dropping bombs to kill or maim Iraqi people.
Jesus was an inspired social reformer and activist in his day and acted against those committing crimes against the people. So today's two carpenters are carrying on a fine tradition. They risked great danger and years in prison for what they did. They deserve praise and recognition for their contribution to humanity. If the UK was a real Christian nation they would be honoured with a knighthood. Some 0ne million articles are listed under a Google search of "Jesus - the Carpenter"


Fairford Two strike blow for anti-war protesters

by Esther Addley and Richard Norton-Taylor
May 26, 2007

after jury decide they were acting to stop crime
If they were to do it over again, Phil Pritchard says, they would bring less stuff. He and Toby Olditch were carrying "silly amounts" when they broke into RAF Fairford on the eve of the Iraq war: bolts and screws to be placed inside the B-52s' engines, pictures of smiling Iraqi children to be stuck on to the payload doors, toothbrushes and stamps to be used in prison, and flashing headbands in the hope that they would look too ridiculous to be shot.

  Al Gore: Drive for Global Domination Puts US in Greater Danger
comment by Larry Ross
May 26, 2007

This is a great speech by Al Gore who won the popular vote for US President in 2,000 and should have been declared President.
There would have been no Iraq war, and no plans for war on Iran or other states. The terrorist threat would have been dealt with in far different and much more effective ways by co-operating with other governments, and their police to catch and punish the genuine terrorists. The enormously wasteful war expenditures would be non-existent. There would be no threat to the American people or Constitution from a power-mad Administration taking away American civil liberties while it is "trying to impose global domination" according to Al Gore.
I think if Gore ran for President in 2008, he would win many more votes than in 2000 and end up as US President. No other acceptable Democratic candidate could expect to come close to the majority Gore would get.

  A Drive for Global Domination Has Put Us in Greater Danger
by Al Gore
May 24, 2007

Moral authority, which is our greatest source of strength, has been recklessly put at risk by this wilful president.
The pursuit of "dominance" in foreign policy led the Bush administration to ignore the UN, to do serious damage to our most important alliances, to violate international law, and to cultivate the hatred and contempt of many in the rest of the world. The seductive appeal of exercising unconstrained unilateral power led this president to interpret his powers under the constitution in a way that brought to life the worst nightmare of the founders. Any policy based on domination of the rest of the world not only creates enemies for the US and recruits for al-Qaida, but also undermines the international cooperation that is essential to defeating terrorists who wish to harm and intimidate America. Instead of "dominance", we should be seeking pre-eminence in a world where nations respect us and seek to follow our leadership and adopt our values.

  Gore's "Assault" Makes His Case for an Open Market of Ideas
by Jim Sleeper
May 23, 2007

Lots of former Bush boosters have been in damage-control mode ever since the spotlights of "shock and awe" that they focused on Iraqis and American liberals began turning back on them. Some even associate themselves retroactively with the early war skepticism and genuine contrition of William F. Buckley Jr., who wrote recently, "If I knew then what I know now about what kind of situation we would be in, I would have opposed the [Iraq] war."

  War: Beginning or Ending?
comment by Larry Ross
May 25, 2007

Although the majority of Americans are against the war in Iraq, and disapprove of Bush's handling of it, there are many indicators that war tragedies and perhaps much great disasters are just beginning.

  Poll Shows Opposition to Iraq War at All-Time High
by Dalia Sussman
May 24, 2007

Americans now view the war in Iraq more negatively than at any time since the war began, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Six in 10 Americans surveyed say the United States should have stayed out of Iraq, and more than three in four say that things are going badly there - including nearly half who say things are going very badly, the poll found.

comment by Larry Ross
May 17, 2007

It's amazing that Fidel Castro managed to survive all the US assassination attempts to kill him. Castro has introduced many reforms in all fields, particularly free health and educational services. Rather than earning US approval, this has not diminished US government and media demonization of Cuba or US sanctions against it. It makes one wonder how long Hugo Chavez of Venezuela will survive if US tries similar assassination attempts on him. Like Castro defeating a US-based dictatorship, Chavez has also defied the US by his crime of nationalising Venezuela 's oil for Venezuelans. Given the record of US installed and supported military dictatorships in Latin America, will the Bush regime, or those that may take over the Bush mantle, go back to this strategy?

  The book - 634 WAYS TO KILL FIDEL CASTRO by Fabián Escalante

The Secret War series In a highly readable and informative style, Fabián Escalante reviews over four decades of attempts to kill Fidel Castro—involving weapons that ranged from exploding cigars and poison pens to grenades and bazookas. As the former director of Cuban counterintelligence, Escalante played a significant role in frustrating many of these assassination plans, made by the CIA and the Mafia under a project codenamed "Executive Action." Although melodramatic and at times quite comical, these plots were deadly serious—and illegal, as subsequent U.S. government inquiries such as the 1975 Church Commission concluded.

  Cheney's Iraq War Oil Agenda
comment by Larry Ross
May 17, 2007

Two of the important US objectives in the illegal invasion and occupation of Iraq is to build permanent military bases in Iraq to act as a centre of US military activities in the region, and occupation of the country, and to secure a permanent share of Iraq 's oil for US corporations. By sheer brutality, wanton destruction, mass murder (655,000 dead), torture and imprisonment of Iraqis they are achieving their goals. That 26 million Iraqis live there and own the country is an inconvenient reality that the Bush Administration is dealing with in its own usual way. By the creation and use of death squads (the Salvador option) and orchestrating an Iraqi civil war, they can create the kind of chaos they need to justify to Americans that 'we must stay in Iraq to help our allies defeat the evil al-Qaeda terrorists'.

  Cheney's Agenda in Baghdadb and Beyond
by Carl Bloice
May 17, 2007

Something really momentous took place inside Iraq's Green Zone last week and if you're looking for a full report on it in the U.S. major media save yourself the trouble. As far as they are concerned, the fact that over half of Iraq's parliament joined in a call for setting a withdrawal date of the “coalition” force from their country, it was a non-event worthy of scant or belated mention. Likewise was the story of how the Senate in Afghanistan voted the same day to call for the exodus of the occupation forces from that country as well. Some major newspapers have yet to record that fact.

  Free Leonard Peltier Now
comment by Larry Ross
May 16, 2007

This article and eloquent appeal is directed at non-white people, but applies just as much to whites. That is why I've circulated it - so people can better understand some of the unsavoury aspects of so-called ' Western Civilization'. The article also helps us understand the horrific US-originated Vietnam quagmire, and today's quagmire in Iraq . The mass deception by most Western leaders today, and the war-lie propaganda of our mass media, is one reason why so few people are informed and therefore why people allow our unprovoked wars against others to continue.
Leonard Peltier is a heroic American Indian, imprisoned for 30 years for a crime he did not commit. Free Leonard Peltier Now!

  Time for Justice and the Rejection of Genicide
by Larry Pinkney
May 16, 2007

Notwithstanding the unspeakable atrocities of the African holocaust, slavery, lynchings, and ongoing disenfranchisement of Black people in America, perhaps no other people have suffered such despicably horrible and repugnant exploitation, degradation and genocide as have our indigenous native "Indian" brothers and sisters at the hands of the conquering Europeans, who subsequently formed the deceitful, land thieving, and hypocritical nation which has come to be known as the United States of America. Just as the necessary and legitimate struggle by Black people in America for justice, reparations, and equality continues and intensifies, so it is that the legitimate and closely related struggles of and by Red and Brown peoples continue unabated on this continent.


Troops Out Now Demonstration in USA

May 16, 2007

This US appeal has many interesting ideas that could be used in NZ and other countries.
One important missing factor is that the Bush Administration may stage a false terrorist attack on the US, then blame Iran in order to justify a US massive pre-emptive strike against Iran. Brzezinski and other eminent Americans have warned that this type of well-known 'false flag' tactic or something similar may be used to gain public and Congressional approval for the next war - Bush's long-planned war on Iran. Bush is getting desperate for many reasons, with a very unpopular expanding  Iraq war and dropping popularity.

  Put the Antiwar Movement Back on the Streets
September 22-29, 2007

Stop the War Abroad and at Home
In the spirit of unity, and for the purpose of taking the movement from politicians and putting it back into the streets, the Troops Out Now Coalition submits this proposal to all antiwar forces:
Our proposal is for an Encampment to Stop the War at Home & Abroad, starting on Saturday, September 22 in Washington D.C., culminating in a mass march in Washington on Saturday 29.

  Peace Lovers & Activists - see who has been fighting for your freedom
comment by Larry Ross
May 16, 2007

Bertrand Russell has always been my favourite philosopher. I corresponded with him on war/peace issues from Canada in 1961 and continued in New Zealand from 1962, on the Vietnam War. I was honoured when he asked me to form the Australasian Branch of The Bertrand Russell Peace Foundation which I did until about 1968. I admire this great man who is an example of what we can become. He was willing to act for his principles and go to jail for peace actions at age 90. He was a humanist and rationalist, who believed man evolved and was the author of his own destiny with no divine intervention. The Fight For Peace Continues

  Letter to the Editor - Kiwi judge calls Blair a criminal
May 15, 2007

Congratulations on your May 13 article by Irene Chapple on Justice Thomas's statements on Blair as a war criminal, as by association are others, such as the George Bush Administration. The Bush/Blair deceptions to gain support before launching their illegal war on Iraq are one of the major crimes of our era.

  Kiwi judge calls Blair a criminal
by Irene Chapple
May 13, 2007

A New Zealand Supreme Court judge has launched a blistering attack on outgoing British Prime Minister Tony Blair, effectively calling him a war criminal for his role in the Iraq conflict.
Justice Ted Thomas, who retired last year but still presides over ongoing cases, told the Sunday Star-Times yesterday that Blair "deceived Cabinet, parliament and the British people" over the war.

  War Crimes
by Ken Coates
May, 2007

‘Tony Blair's contempt for Middle Eastern lives has already been adequately demonstrated in Iraq and Lebanon . His lack of genuine concern for British servicemen is demonstrated by his steadfast refusal to meet even one parent of a dead British serviceman or woman killed in the wars he created.'

  US Commanding Gen. Batiste (ret.) Criticises Bush
comment by Larry Ross
May 14, 2007

General Batiste says to Bush: "...you did not listen. You continue to pursue a failed strategy that is breaking our great Army and Marine Corps....you have placed our nation in peril. Our only hope is that Congress will act now to protect our fighting men and women". He said to US Senators "protect America not George Bush".

  General Dicontent
by Jake Tapper
May 9, 2007

In an act of defiance perhaps not seen since President Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur, today the anti-war veterans group VoteVets.org, which has been influential with Capitol Hill Democrats, is launching a half-million-dollar TV ad campaign featuring Maj Gen John Batiste (Ret.), former commanding general of the first infantry division in Iraq.    

  Clarke Says Bush's 'Anti-terror' Wars and Bombings Produce Muslim Hatred and Boost Terrorism
May 11, 2007

This appeal is from General Wesley Clark's website. It is unusual to have a 4-Star US General campaigning to prevent a war.
He certainly has an illustrious record as head of NATO attacking the Serbian invasion of Kosovo.  I think his accusations against Iran are quite wrong, but he is condemning the Bush regime's push for a war with Iran. He is advocating peaceful discussions with Iran with a view to resolving differences. He is recommending people take action to help bring this about. All this is good and should be supported. People may disagree with Clark on many points, as I do, but we are lucky to have him on the side of peace when the Bush Administration is working toward a catastrophic war with Iran.

  Clarke: Time to Undo Iraq Mistake
by Howard Buck
May 8, 2007

Richard A. Clarke, former national security adviser to four presidents including President Bush, said the United States will deal with Iraqi "revenge terrorists" on American soil for the remainder of his years and for the lifespan of many who attended his Clark College appearance Monday evening.
"For as long as I'm alive, there will be Iraqis who hate us," Clarke told about 300 people gathered in the Gaiser Hall Student Center.
In the "battle of ideas" crucial to U.S. success in the Middle East, "We're not only losing, we've never really started," he said.

  Culture of Peace
comment by Larry Ross
May 9, 2007

Is it possible to stop the Bush war machine and other wars, and further a global culture of peace?
UNESCO articles that follow have a number of programmes devoted to the idea of promoting a global "Culture of Peace".
This is a very noble idea and many may prefer to follow this ideal than to seriously concern themselves with stopping and exposing the lies behind present US wars. However I suggest that the objectives intertwine and that we should stop war and promote peace at the same time.
UNESCO has some useful and inspiring advice.

  American Opposition to War On Iran
comment by Larry Ross
May 5, 2007

This American organization is doing it's best to awaken America to the catastrophic threat that the Bush Administration is planning a war on Iran. The military is in place and the demonization of Iran is continuing, just like Bush did before he invaded, bombed, occupied etc Iraq and killed 600,000 innocent people. If you wish to learn more, and help, contact the Stop War on Iran organization.

  A Forum: Stopping the War Against Iran
Saturday, May 12, 2007

6:30 pm, Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St., (Washington Sq. Park South & Thompson) in Manhattan
Join us for a forum and discussion on the growing threats and ongoing attacks by the U.S. against the people of Iran.
Why has the U.S. targeted Iran for “regime change?”
Why is the U.S. backing terrorist attacks inside Iran, including kidnappings, assassinations, and car bombings?
What's behind the massive U.S. military buildup in the Gulf, including 2 aircraft carrier groups and hundreds of attack aircraft?
How is the demonization of the people of Iran and their democratically-elected President part of the Bush Administration's drive to war?
What can you do to help the campaign to stop a new war in the Middle East?
         for more information - stopwaroniran.org or American-Iranian Friendship Committee

  Roberts Exposes Iraq War Hoax
comment by Larry Ross
May 2, 2007

Paul Craig Roberts has had an illustrious career, shown following his article below - the latest of many we have posted on our website. It is well worth reading, and reflecting on its dire implications. We live in one of the greatest crisis in history. Today's nuclear weapons arsenals place every man, women and child at risk, particularly from the new permissive nuclear weapons-use doctrines. Unlike histories previous rogue governments limited to a region and its neighbours, the Bush regime's policies and actions can decide the future of mankind in hours. Whether your children live or die depends on the multiple lies and illegal war polices of the Bush regime. Their war on Iraq may soon be followed by a war on Iran, and much more, if the many expert warnings are any indication.  (One example is to Google "US War on Iran". There are 20 million articles)
How long can people be casual, unconcerned or just dismiss this epic tragic drama and unprecedented personal threat to self, family and humanity?

  Bush Has Destroyed Iraq and America
April 30, 2007

Every American who voted Republican shares responsibility for the great evil America has brought to the Middle East.
The evil that America brought to Iraq transcends the tens or hundreds of thousands of Iraqi civilians who have been killed and maimed in the conflict. The evil goes beyond the destruction of ancient historical artifacts and the civilian infrastructure of a secular state and the decimation of the lives, careers, and families of millions of Iraqis.

  Stop War On Iran
comment by Larry Ross
May 2, 2007

This appeal is from General Wesley Clark's website. It is unusual to have a 4-Star US General campaigning to prevent a war.
He certainly has an illustrious record as head of NATO attacking the Serbian invasion of Kosovo.  I think his accusations against Iran are quite wrong, but he is condemning the Bush regime's push for a war with Iran. He is advocating peaceful discussions with Iran with a view to resolving differences. He is recommending people take action to help bring this about. All this is good and should be supported. People may disagree with Clark on many points, as I do, but we are lucky to have him on the side of peace when the Bush Administration is working toward a catastrophic war with Iran.

from General Wesley Clark

Please join the Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans at VoteVets.org and me -- sign the petition to President Bush today.  Urge him to work with our allies and use every diplomatic, political, and economic option at our disposal to deal with Iran.  War is not the answer.
All Americans want to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons and interfering on the ground inside Iraq. Yet President Bush's saber rattling gives the US little additional leverage to engage and dissuade Iran, and, more than likely, simply accelerates a dangerous slide into war. The United States can do better than this.
See also: The Danger of Silence by Wesley Clark, Huffington Post, March 7, 2007

  Patriotism: Breeding Ground For War
comment by Larry Ross
May 2, 2007

Every leader who wants his people to support and fight in his wars appeals to their 'patriotism'. He also uses other trigger words and values to invoke patriotic fervour such as "defending our liberties, freedoms and democracy".
He tries to sell the idea that to be ''patriotic' a citizen must accept the leaders definitions of who is the enemy and how he must be defeated.
As George Bush told Americans when he announced his 'war on terror'  "You are either with us or with the terrorists". There are no doubts, questions or choices. To be patriotic means following the leader and accepting his lies.

  Giving Patriotism A Bad Name
April 26, 2007

If people object to Bush's illegal wars, his supporters call them unpatriotic or treasonous. If they protest against Israeli war policies and territorial expansion, they are called anti-Semitic.  Every dictatorship, or democracy engaged in illegal wars has appealed to people's 'patriotism' or love of country, to gain public support for their wars and to suppress criticism. Dictators and their supporters do not consider facts or consequences. In war it is all the way with the leader, no matter, why, where, how or any possible consequences. People who say stop, no, or the war is not justified, are condemned as 'unpatriotic'.

  Brilliant Refutation of Cheney's False Accusations and Lies
comment by Larry Ross
April 26, 2007

Ex-Presidential Candidate George McGovern in 1972 is still as brilliant as ever and his following paper is a masterpiece. But it is Cheney's lying accusations that will get the headlines in the US today - where lying, illegal wars and support for the Bush regime rules the editorial offices of the major US media.
 McGovern's refutation of Cheney's false accusations and exposure of war lies are unlikely to get much news coverage. Most US mass media have already demonstrated that they will not expose Bush-Cheney Iraq war lies, which they have repeated endlessly. So they are unlikely to start now by honestly reporting McGovern's exposure of these lies.

  Cheney Is Wrong About Me, Wrong About War
by George S. McGovern
April 24, 2007

Vice President Dick Cheney recently attacked my 1972 presidential platform and contended that today's Democratic Party has reverted to the views I advocated in 1972. In a sense, this is a compliment, both to me and the Democratic Party. Cheney intended no such compliment. Instead, he twisted my views and those of my party beyond recognition. The city where the vice president spoke, Chicago, is sometimes dubbed “the Windy City.” Cheney converted the chilly wind of Chicago into hot air.Cheney said that today's Democrats have adopted my platform from the 1972 presidential race and that, in doing so, they will raise taxes. But my platform offered a balanced budget. I proposed nothing new without a carefully defined way of paying for it. By contrast, Cheney and his team have run the national debt to an all-time high.

  Impeach Cheney: Prevent War On Iran
comment by Larry Ross
April 24, 2007

In this long 1997 paper, Major Peters reveals an arrogant self-assured insanity that justifies "a fair amount of killing" in the "perpetual wars" to come. Like many of his fellow psychopaths today in the Bush Administration, the suicidal nuclear potential of modern wars never crosses his mind. He accepts any and all nuclear risks as part of the unconscious background  in which he can give full reign to his primitive militaristic values. The possibility of self-extinction, like the extinction of some 99.5% of all species of life that have ever inhabited earth, never enters his mind or cools his ardour for war. Nor has it in other dictatorships depending on military might to build an empire. To understand the US approach to wars today and their utter lack of principle read this tract. Realise what rational, humane humanity is up against. Rational humane Americans  have been shanghaied into the service of a military-industrial police state.

  Kucinich announces impeachment charges against Vice President Cheney
by Michael Roston
April 24, 2007

"The weight of the lies used to lead us into war has grown heavier with each death. Now is the time for Congress to examine the actions that led us into this war, just as we must work to bring the troops home. This resolution is a very serious matter, and I will urge the Committee on Judiciary to investigate and carefully consider this resolution."

  War and the Police State: Complicity of the American People
comment by Larry Ross
April 24, 2007

Donna Thorne writes below, a penetrating analysis with warnings about Bush's imposition of a police state on Americans in the name of protecting US freedom and democracy.
More Americans now believe that their democratic America has come under the control of a criminal conspiracy, with a genius for persuading people that 'black is white' - 'war is peace' and 'self-imposed slavery today will guarantee freedom tomorrow'. In short George Orwell's book "1984" has come to full flower in the USA today.

  War and the Police State: Complicity of the American People
by Donna J. Thorne
April 23, 2007

In this era of perpetual warfare, escalating domestic tyranny, government-sanctioned torture, and a Nazi-like pursuit of Middle-East domination, one would expect, at the very least, an audible outcry from the People who proclaim resolute devotion to the ideals of liberty and justice for all. Yet for the most part, Mainstream America continues to assume a posture of apathy, bitterness, or eery silence.

  Vermont Votes To Impeach Bush and Cheney
comment by Larry Ross
April 22, 2007

If Vermont can do it, others may follow.
Let hope this positive step to take American back from the war criminals will bear fruit before they manage to start another war.

  Vermont Senate Urges Bush-Cheney Impeachment
Burlington Free Press
April 20, 2007

The Vermont Senate has passed a resolution urging impeachment proceedings in the U.S. Congress against President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
The resolution passed Friday 16-9. The 16 supporters were Democrats. Three Democrats joined six Republicans in opposing the resolution, the Burlington (Vt.) Free Press reported Saturday.
The resolution said Bush and Cheney's leadership raised "serious questions of constitutionality, statutory legality and abuse of public trust."  The state's congressional delegation said it is premature to pursue impeachment, though they share frustrations and anger at the Bush administration.

  Impeachment Movement Gathering Steam
comment by Larry Ross
April 22, 2007

It's wonderful that the American people are working to have Bush and Chaney impeached.
This prospect is another reason why the Bush regime may resort to extreme measures soon. If he stages a 'false flag terrorist attack' excuse to nuclear bomb Iran, he is likely to quickly follow that with all kinds of emergency legislation in the US including martial law, conscription and a crack down on critics of the Bush regime.

  Impeachment Fever Rises
by John Nochols
April 20, 2007

When Nancy Pelosi announced last fall that impeachment was "off the table," official Washington accepted that the primary avenue for holding lawless Presidents to account had been closed off by the new Speaker of the House. But the Republic's citizenry has not been so inclined. And now, with the Administration's troubles mounting, they're preparing to tell Pelosi that America and the world cannot wait until January 20, 2009, to put an end to Bush's reign of error. When Pelosi arrives at the California Democratic Convention in San Diego on April 28--the same day that activists nationwide will rally for presidential accountability--she'll find on the agenda a resolution that declares that the actions of President Bush and Vice President Cheney "warrant impeachment and trial, and removal from office." Delegates are expected to endorse the measure.

  US Republican Party Only 30% Support
comment by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

Long Time Republican tells about the deterioration of his old Party the rise of Bush 'brown shirt' fascism and the parlous state of affairs inside America.
It's information everyone should know - not just in the US. Because if the Bush regime survives, and tricks the public into supporting a war on Iran, its fascist tendencies are likely to expand and reach eventually reach into the politics of other countries. This is another important reason to stop Bush. The most important reason is that if he starts another larger war in the Middle East - Iran - and others later, he could easily trigger a world war III. He must be impeached for his crimes and lies, before he goes on to commit far worse crimes such as endless, expanding wars.

  The Party of Brownshirts
by Paul Craig Roberts
April 16, 2007

Neoconservatives have turned the Republican Party into a Brownshirt Party. 
Look at the evidence.  While real patriots flee the party, the remaining supporters cling to power by asserting dictatorial dominance for President Bush.  The Republican Attorney General denies that the US Constitution provides habeas corpus protection to American citizens.  Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney, Republican candidates for the 2008 presidential campaign, believe the president has the power to imprison US citizens indefinitely without warrants or trials.  The “conservative” Federalist Society favors concentrating more power in the executive. Neoconservative ideologues claim the right to impose American hegemony over all others--especially over Muslims. 

  Will You Dare To Look Back?
comment by Larry Ross
April 21, 2007

Wow !!!! Sheila Samples, ex-US Army Public Information Officer, spells out awful truths of the evil that has taken over the US and runs it like a Mafia fiefdom and worse, far, far worse.
It comes from the: 'Move On' peace organization in the US. See http://pol.moveon.org/videovets/   and http://Bombshelter.org If you are ready to be shocked, read it and let me know what you think. Is she right or not? email Larry at : webenquiry@nuclearfree.org.nz
Should we, and can we, do something to help stop this evil? Or should we do nothing and pretend it isn't happening?

  DARE TO LOOK BACK: Damned if we don't
April 17, 2007

I cannot recall a single day since Vulcans' Godfather James Baker sent his thuggish henchman John Bolton to Florida's Palm Beach County to screw up the vote count that has not been filled with horror, anger, shame -- despair. On Dec. 9, 2000 -- three days before the Florida deadline -- the US Republic shuddered on its axis when Bolton crashed through the doors of a Tallahassee library where Miami-Dade ballots were being recounted and shouted triumphantly -- "I'm with the Bush-Cheney team, and I'm here to stop the count!"
In that instant we lost most of what had taken more than two centuries to build. In one fell swoop, Americans were thrust into the mire of an Orwellian World spinning out of control on the other side of the Looking Glass. What a tragedy -- not that so many failed to realize their government had just been seized in a coup de'etat -- but that the few who did refused to acknowledge it.

  One Congressman Acts For Truth
April 20, 2007

Only Congressman Dennis Kucinich is willing to tell the truth about Iraq and the various crimes of Bush and his administration.
This lonely warrior wants to stop Bush and his team from committing anymore war crimes and doing irreparable damage to the world and the United States. .... Kucinich deserves support from every sane, uncorrupted American.

  Articles of Impeachment To Be Filed On Cheney
by Mary Ann Akers
April 18, 2007

Looks like he's reached his boiling point.Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio), the most liberal of the Democratic presidential candidates in the primary field, declared in a letter sent to his Democratic House colleagues this morning that he plans to file articles of impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney. Kucinich has made ending the war in Iraq the central theme of his campaign. He has even taken aim at the leading Democratic presidential candidates in the field for their votes on authorizing the war.

  AIPAC - Very Influential Pro-Israel Lobby Group In US
comment by Larry Ross
April 20, 2007

Billionaire George Soros, tells how Israel has managed to link US policies to Israeli foreign policy objectives. This has involved a colossal cost to the US  and its reputation and may yet destroy it and the rest of the world. Just as Israel directly with the US government, and AIPAC with legislators in the US , influenced the US decision to make war on Iraq , so AIPAC is influencing the Bush Administration to move from the present covert war, to an open war on Iran . I hope there is still time for influential Americans like George Soros and Jimmy Carter to change US war policies before they plunge the world into a nuclear inferno from which it may never recover. The US has the technological means to do this, as has Israel with its own nuclear arsenal. Will sanity prevail over fanaticism harnessed to Christian and Zionist fundamentalism? Perhaps the answer is manifest in the historical record of 5,000 wars. They show that a majority can be enflamed to want war for almost any reason, and that sane, moderate, rational and wise people have seldom prevailed over the insanity of the wicked and power-mad few. This historical lesson has not yet been learned. Sane, moderate, rational people have not yet matched the dedication and commitment of the wicked and power-mad war hawks. Will they this time? 

  US-Israel ties bad for peace: Soros
April 17, 2007

George Soros, the billionaire investor, has added his voice to the debate over the role of Israel 's lobby in shaping US foreign policy.
In the current issue of the New York Review of Books, Soros takes issue with "the pervasive influence of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee [AIPAC]" in Washington and says the Bush administration's close ties with Israel are obstacles to a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians.

  Comment by Larry Ross
April 16, 2007

A very good analysis of how the US military/industrial/congressional complex involves it's public in illegal wars.

  Preventing Opposition to War
by Sheldon Richman
April 14, 2007

The idea, discussed by me and others, that it is good that most Americans are not directly touched by the President Bush's wars is of course not the whole story.
Our rulers could have forced us to be more involved. They could have passed a special war tax, launched a high-profile “Buy War Bonds” campaign, and found other ways to demand “sacrifice” in the name of patriotism and victory. They could have staged more events featuring “our brave heroes who risk everything to preserve your way of life.” They even could have started conscription if only for symbolic reasons.
But our misleaders have not done any of this. Why not?
To understand, we need to think about the nature of war as a political instrument — for at its core, that is what it is.

  Preventing War on Iran
April 7, 2007

Noam Chomsky gives an excellent analysis of the crisis, and how the US is building up fake accusations and justifications for war with Iran as it did to make war on Iraq in 2003.
He then offers a brilliant analysis of logical steps toward peace which would be supported by world public opinion as indicated in public opinion polls.
But I doubt if this brilliant solution will be allowed by those who control the power to wage wars and thereby destroy our world. They are on a collision course with Iran in pursuit of their vision of global domination, including control of the world's oil resources.

  Chomsky: Preventing War with Iran
by Noam Chomsky
April 6, 2007

... The results of an attack on Iran could be horrendous. After all, according to a recent study of "the Iraq effect" by terrorism specialists Peter Bergen and Paul Cruickshank, using government and Rand Corporation data, the Iraq invasion has already led to a seven-fold increase in terror. The "Iran effect" would probably be far more severe and long-lasting. British military historian Corelli Barnett speaks for many when he warns that "an attack on Iran would effectively launch World War III."

  Damming Evidence of 9/11 Cover-up
April 6, 2007

This damming new evidence links those accused of 9/11 crimes, with the CIA and FBI. It is particularly persuasive along with the other evidence presented by the 9/11 Truth movement and other similar groups. It seems ever more obvious that the Bush Administration and various government departments, were deeply involved in the 9/11 attacks, and have been trying to cover up their tracks ever since. Because so many Americans have made similar conclusions, the Bush Administration must be feeling the pressure, and the threat of exposure.

  9/11 Truther calls on New York DA to investigate
by Joshua Holland
April 4, 2007

Dear Mr. Hynes,
It's been three months since I wrote you my letter of January 9th, 2007, urging your office to open an investigation into the horrific terrorist attacks of 9/11/01. Based on original research and sources, I urged you to focus on the social network that helped 9/11 hijacker Mohamed Atta in our hometown of Brooklyn, NY. I have not yet received a response, so I am sending you this second letter, with key updates. It will be published in the April issue of The New York Megaphone (circulation 66,700) as well.

  A Grim Analysis of US Direction and Future
April 5, 2007

Here is a seer who sees through the fog of lies that are the basis of the world's problems and threats today.
It's long, and you've probably heard some of it before, but Valenzuela's penetrating insights are well worth the effort. What he says about the US situation, affects everyone and every country.

  The Unearthing: An Awakening Has Arrived
by Manuel Valenzuela
April 3, 2007

With Truth Comes Awakening - The suppression of truth has long been among the highest priorities for the upper echelons of power and authority.
For a minority elite that clings to power by the manipulation of the masses using an omnipresent cocktail of lies, deception, mass-produced ignorance and ingrained propaganda, the destruction of truth is an essential method of control.  It is a formula that has worked to unmitigated success for the elite throughout history, whether the shadows of power stretch from ancient pyramids, marble temples, castles, mansions or halls of governance.  Those holding the levers of power and control understand, better than most, that the dissemination of truths to a blind majority could spell the end of their reign, for truth brings sight to the blind. 

  Cindy Sheehan on Anniversary of Son's Death
April 5, 2007

The human cost of King George's wars is spelled out by Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq 3 years ago. The agony of the Sheehan family can be multiplied a million times by Bush's murders of Iraqis. And perhaps millions of times if he escalates his wars to Iran and other countries. 

  Three Years Ago Today
April 3, 2007

Three years ago today I was a "normal" American mother with four children, a marriage of almost 27 years and a boring 8 to 5 job. On April 3, 2004 I went to a nearby mall and bought a new outfit for work and two CDs: Evanescence and White Stripes. I was dreadfully worried about Casey, but I didn't know that my world was about to be turned upside down.

  Mormons Desert Bush's Iraq War
April 5, 2007

The increasing loss of religious right believers in Bush's wars, such as the Mormons (below), is another indicator that Bush will likely resort to some extreme action - such as a sudden pre-emptive nuclear attack on Iran. If he fabricates and constructs any excuse, or false flag event and blames Iran, the US mass media will leap on the pro-war bandwagon, repeating his every lie or excuse without criticism.

  Even Mormons Jumping Off Bush Bandwagon As War Takes Its Toll
by Bill Gallagher - NFR
April 3, 2007

Iraq is lost militarily and politically. Even the Mormons are now abandoning President George W. Bush's mad war. That's akin to the Swiss Guard deserting and leaving the pope to fend for himself with the Vatican under siege.

  State Secession from US
April 4, 2007

Vermont is leading the way in a movement that could challenge the imperial ambitions of the Bush neocon regime.  Bush needs every state to perform an obedient role - no matter how crazy and insane it may be. If states like Vermont  secede and govern themselves and conduct their own foreign policy, Bush would soon lack the power, money and military to wage expensive overseas wars.

  Will Vermont Secede from the Union?
by Ian Baldwin and Frank Bryan
April 3, 2007

The winds of secession are blowing in the Green Mountain State.
Vermont was once an independent republic, and it can be one again. We think the time to make that happen is now. Over the past 50 years, the U.S. government has grown too big, too corrupt and too aggressive toward the world, toward its own citizens and toward local democratic institutions. It has abandoned the democratic vision of its founders and eroded Americans' fundamental freedoms.

  Atomic War And the Death Of Reason
April 2, 2007

This article spells out a reality of Bushism that few people have grasped. The erosion of social values, standards, disarmament and arms control treaties has been systematic since the beginning of the Bush reign in 2000.  Bush, the cowboy barbarian, is destroying our civilization. The general acceptance of the firing of honest men, and the hiring or cronies, often criminals, by the Bush regime is an indicator. The burying of scandals, the tortures, the false imprisonments of anyone, anywhere. The most frightening and stupefying aspect is how easily people have adapted to the new climate of unreason.

  Cryptocracy, Atomic War & the Death of Reason

  If the first casualty of war is the truth, then reason must be its first prisoner. Leave it to Americans to escalate the battlefield of the mind to an Orwellian level of shock therapy. Glued to our mind screens for the majority of our waking hours, we have become the audience at a global coliseum, cheering for enemy blood and applauding billion-dollar bombs bursting in air. Reason? Logic? Truth? Those were sold to the highest bidder long ago, to pay for the most monstrous killing machines ever created and our raging addiction to chemical energy.

  ElBaradei: Iran not a nuclear threat to world
April 2, 2007

Mohammed ElBaradei, as Director General of the International Atomic Energy Association (IAEA), is a world authority on nuclear issues including whether a nation has a nuclear weapons and is a potential nuclear threat. He says Iran is not a nuclear threat to the world.
It's his job to oversee UN inspections of Iran's nuclear facilities and report on them. I trust his report that Iran is not a nuclear threat to the world.

  ElBaradei: Iran not a nuclear threat to world
April 2, 2007

IAEA Director General Mohamed ElBaradei said on Thursday night that Iran is not considered as a nuclear threat to the world.
In an interview with Al-Arabia television network, he said the country poses no nuclear threats to any country around the globe.
Iran's problems should be resolved through comprehensive talks with all parties, he underlined. Military conflict does not help resolve the issue, he said, adding that it only will lead to a regional catastrophe and will make the situation more complicated.

  Physicists Warn Bush
comment by Larry Ross
April 2, 2007

The advice of experts from many professions, all warning against Bush's plans to wage pre-emptive war against a non-nuclear state - Iran,  has had no effect. The consequences of a nuclear war were spelled out by these eminent physicists. It had no effect. Bush and his neocons wish to control middle east oil resources. They believe they have the power and resources to do it and are willing to take whatever risks are involved. These Bush people are already war criminals for what they have done to Iraq with their lie-based illegal war. So they think they have nothing to lose. Congress is co-operating by funding their wars, repeating their lies, and doing nothing to prevent Bush's planned nuclear war on Iran. This is the end of American Democracy. A new dark ages threatens to engulf humanity for ages to come, unless a global war terminates all life.

  Prominent US Physicists Send Letter to President Bush
by Kim McDonald
April 17, 2006

Thirteen of the nation's most prominent physicists have written a letter to President Bush, calling U.S. plans to reportedly use nuclear weapons against Iran “gravely irresponsible” and warning that such action would have “disastrous consequences for the security of the United States and the world.”
The physicists include five Nobel laureates, a recipient of the National Medal of Science and three past presidents of the American Physical Society, the nation's preeminent professional society for physicists.

  US-UK War ON Iran
March 31, 2007

The British 'Poodle', acting for the US, is preparing the way for a war on Iran. George Galloway MP tells about it below and recommends peace action. The US, UK and Israel want war with Iran and are prepared to tell any lie, or stage any provocation to get it.
They want to turn Iran into another killing field as they have done in Iraq. Stealing and/or controlling the Middle East Oil resources is the real name of their game.  George Galloway, UK MP, tells about it and recommends actions below.

  George Galloway: Resist the war drive against Iran
March 31, 2007

Respect MP George Galloway writes on the lies that prepare the way for missiles.
The capture by Iranian forces of 15 British sailors in the Gulf brought shrill, bellicose headlines last weekend and calls for retribution.
The anti-war movement has done a superb job in winning a clear majority against the war and occupation in Iraq. But no one should believe that because the case against the “war on terror” is so overwhelming then no British government can garner support for another military misadventure.

  The Peace Movement Today - Where Is It?
March 27, 2007

As one who foresaw, and lectured against the Vietnam War before it started in the early 60's, and more or less continuously ever since about the nuclear arms race, wars and lately the Iraq War and the US planned War against Iran, I have been concerned about the peace movement. Where are the thousands that demonstrated in 2003 before Bush launched his illegal war on Iraq ? Now the Iraq body count is 655,000, the same people don't bother to demonstrate or make any noticeable gesture against this war now. Why? Tom Englehart gives some of the answers below.

  Demobilizing America: Outsourcing Action in an Imperial World
by Tom Engelhardt
March 25, 2007

Excuse me if, at 62, and well into my second era of protest against yet another distant, disastrous, and disabling American war, I express a little confusion.

  Impeach Bush - The Only Solution?
March 22, 2007

How do you deal with a power-mad and delusional President pursuing  a plan of endless wars for Empire, who has already killed at least 655,000 people and plans to soon begin a new war on Iran using nuclear weapons? I think Dennis Kucinich is right, that Bush must be impeached, urgently, if this disaster is to be stopped before Bush's military activities trigger a world war III.

  "Impeachment: I'm asking you. Do you think it's time?"
by Dennis Kucinich
March 21, 2007

This past week in the Congress of the United States, I noted that the administration has threatened aggressive war against Iran. This is a violation of the UN charter. Charters are treaties. Article 6 of the Constitution of the United States says that treaties are the law of our land, the supreme law of our land. It's illegal to threaten aggressive war against another nation.
My fellow Americans. We are in an interesting condition in this country, where we are told to take impeachment off the table and keep on the table a U.S. military attack against Iran.     See also: Impeach him or hang him?

  Criminal Empire Depends On Continuing Lies
March 22, 2007

This article based on opinions of a Spanish judge that Bush should face charges as a war criminal for his illegal war on Iraq based on lies, is vitally important. It should be read by everyone who accepts Bush lies as truth, and by those who deny, justify, minimize or accept the continuing situation today. Its findings are similar to our own at the PANNZ mock war crimes trial of Bush, Blair and Howard that we held in August 2004 in Christchurch New Zealand. Every MP, government servant, and member of the legal profession, and other interested person should read this and consider their own and their nation's policies.

  Spain judge says Bush and Iraq war allies should face war crimes charges
March 20, 2007

[JURIST] Baltasar Garzon [BBC profile; JURIST news archive ], an investigating judge for Spain's National Court [official website, in Spanish], said Tuesday that President George W. Bush and his allies eventually should face war crimes charges for their actions in Iraq. In an opinion piece [text, in Spanish] for El Pais , Garzon called the war in Iraq "one of the most sordid and unjustifiable episodes in recent human history." Garzon also criticized those who joined the US president in the war against Iraq as having equally responsible for joining the war effort despite their doubts. In 1999, Garzon tried to extradite former Chilean dictator General Augusto Pinochet [JURIST news archive] from Britain and try him for crimes against humanity. Reuters has more .

  Thousands Rally and March Against Bush's Iraq War
March 19, 2007

From London to New York and Washington to Los Angeles in fact all over the world thousands of people were rallying and marching in protest on the 4th anniversary, March 17, of Bush's illegal Iraq war based on his lies. Freezing weather deterred thousands more.
In Christchurch New Zealand about 100 rallied in Cathedral Square. An Iraqi speaker told of the horrible conditions and 600,000 deaths in Iraq and the deprivation, squalor and incredible misery his relatives were suffering in Iraq, as a result of the Bush Administration.

  Anti-war protesters rally in New York four years after Iraq invasion
from Yahoo News
March 18, 2007

Thousands of anti-war protesters took to the streets of New York Sunday to demand the withdrawal of US troops from Iraq , in a second day of national rallies to mark the fourth anniversary of the war.
Organizers from the group United for Peace and Justice said between 25,000 and 30,000 people marched in the rally, which came a day after similar mass protests in Washington and Los Angeles . Police did not estimate the turnout.
A colorful mixture of students, cyclists, Vietnam war veterans and musicians marched through Midtown Manhattan, drumming and chanting slogans such as "Troops out now" and calling for President George W. Bush to be impeached.

  In Christchurch New Zealand, our Iraq War protest rally will be in Cathedral Square
at 12 noon Saturday March 17, 2007

Short talks, Songs, Petition to Stop a New War On Iran. Bring banners and placards if you wish.
Show solidarity with patriotic American friends, who are encamping in Washington to stop Bush's lie-based assault on Iraq. This criminal genocide (over 600,00 Iraqis murdered) must be stopped. We must also stop the Bush-Chaney 'surge' on Iraq before they create a 'surprise provocation' blamed on Iran, to use as justification for their pre-planned assault on a possible 10,000 targets in Iran. See you there, Larry Ross

  Encampment to Stop the War March 12-19+ The Occupation of Washington Begins
March 12, 2007

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  US Students Active Against Iraq War
March 16, 2007

Students everywhere will be interested in this article and video about US students becoming more active against the Iraq war and Bush's plans for a new major war against Iran. Because the US mass media acts as the war propaganda department of the Bush Administration there is a virtual media blackout on news about Campus protest activities and teach-ins in the USA. 'Embedded' reporters usually only report war news, and war-related news, the way the Pentagon wants.
The following gives students the facts. It would be a great help if readers would forward this article to students, student organizations and their media.
If Bush is not stopped, he will try and target today's students, and make them tomorrow's cannon fodder. They have a right to be informed and warned.

  Activists Announce Protests at Pentagon and on Campuses
by Geoffrey Millard, Lance Page and Scott Galindez
March 12, 2007

On Saturday, March 17, anti-war activists from around the country will gather near the Vietnam Memorial and march to the Pentagon. This event comes 40 years after the historic march on the Pentagon which many observers saw as a turning point in the movement against the Vietnam War. Student organizers are also planning events on campuses around the country between March 15 and 20.

  Volunteers or Conned Americans? - High Domestic Cost of Imperial War
Comment by Larry Ross
March 12, 2007

A domestic war casualty, Stacy Bannerman, shows below some of the high social costs to America of casualties that are fooled into giving their services, futures and even lives to kill for the Bush regime in their illegal war on Iraq. Her figures are startling and don't cover some of the long-term costs of broken marriages, psychologically damaged children and adults, and veterans who may have become unemployable. Also, what about the social effect of damaged human beings feeling embittered and cheated 'by the system'. When some of the vets realise that the Bush regime is essentially a criminal group who are waging a series of wars based on lies and deceptions, that they have been conned and sucked into and used by this group as trained killers, and may now suffer long term physical and psychological effects, there's no doubt that there will be costs to society. Some may become very high in the long term. Stacy reveals the obvious, immediate costs.

  Volunteer Soldiers Devastated by Iraq Weren't "Asking for It"
by Stacy Bannerman, AlterNet
March 10, 2007

"They volunteered, didn't they?"
As the war in Iraq has gone from wrong to worse, that question, often delivered as a statement, has become the fallback stance of folks who are attempting to silence the voices of those of us who actually have loved ones in uniform, or who died while wearing it. I love my country dearly, but sometimes it's difficult to retain a feeling of love for my countrymen who have said, "They volunteered, didn't they?" in an effort to shut up the growing numbers of military and Gold Star families who are speaking out against this war.

  Democrats Pretext For Funding War
Comment by Larry Ross
March 11, 2007

The Democrats are not intending to use their power to cut off funding and end the Iraq  war. Basically they are continuing to give Bush a carte blanche to do as he pleases, when he pleases, to whomever he pleases.
The US has become a de-facto dictatorship, and the Democrats have already signalled that they are ready to approve a war with Iran.

  Stop War by Impeaching Bush
Comment by Larry Ross
March 9, 2007

Cindy Sheehan, Dan DeWalt and Ellen McKay have pointed out below, one of the best ways to stop the Iraq war. The group lecture tour of Vermont with town meetings to vote on impeaching Bush was an outstanding success. What a great way to allow the people to vote on the future of their country! Many Americans, even a majority, are frustrated at the apparent hesitation and helplessness of the US Senate and Congress to stop Bush. Could something like this be done in other countries? It would encourage US citizens.

  Impeach Bush & Co
Message from Larry Ross
March 8, 2007

Don't forget 4th Anniversary  Iraq war Rally, Songs and Talks at 12 midday, Saturday March 17 at Cathedral Square. Banners and posters welcome. Petitions to stop investing in US war corporations like Halliburton and Prevent/Stop the War on Iran.

  Vermont Votes to Impeach Bush/Cheney
by John Nichols
March 7, 2007

The Nation - When Vermont Governor Jim Douglas, a Republican with reasonably close ties to President Bush, asked if there was any additional business to be considered at the town meeting he was running in Middlebury, Ellen McKay popped up and proposed the impeachment of Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. The governor was not amused. As moderator of the annual meeting, he tried to suggest that the proposal to impeach - along with another proposal to withdraw U.S. troops from Iraq - could not be voted on.
But McKay, a program coordinator at Middlebury College, pressed her case. And it soon became evident that the crowd at the annual meeting shared her desire to hold the president to account. So Douglas backed down.

  Vermont: Land of Hope
by Cindy Sheehan
March 8, 2007

My recent trip to Turkey opened my eyes further to anti-American hatred. .....
I want to live in a country that gives hope to the world. I want to live in a country that decreases world instability instead of fomenting and celebrating it.

  Creeping Fascism in US
Comment by Larry Ross
March 7, 2007

Whistle-blower Mark Klein found that the Bush regime wanted to keep secret from the American people, that their communications were been monitored by US intelligence. Also that top media executives willingly became a part of this conspiracy by killing this story. And one got a bigger job at the New York Times where he could do the same censorship. As the NYT says "All the news that (the Bush regime says) is fit to print" Some of the comments are excellent. Others are important because they show how many American have been duped, and believe censorship and spying on Americans is justified so long as Bush claims "it is a necessary part of the war on terrorism etc"

  Whistle-blower Had to Fight NSA, LA Times to Tell Story
by Brian Ross and Vic Walter
March 6, 2007

Whistle-blower AT&T technician Mark Klein says his effort to reveal alleged government surveillance of domestic Internet traffic was blocked not only by U.S. intelligence officials but also by the top editors of the Los Angeles Times.

  Best Analysis of American Empire
Comment by Larry Ross
March 7, 2007

. . . But will it be enough, will it reach enough people? Will it actually motivate them to do enough to stop the Bush regime? Bear in mind the colossal forces, power, money and millions of skilled personnel of the military-industrial-congressional-media complex. Most are dedicated servants of the Bush neocon regime. Opposing that are some dedicated US citizens. But is there enough to make a dent in the plans, plots and covert deceptions of the trillion dollar Bush regime?

  Chalmers Johnson: "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic"
Interview by Amy Goodman
February 27, 2007

In his new book, CIA analyst, distinguished scholar, and best-selling author Chalmers Johnson argues that US military and economic overreach may actually lead to the nation's collapse as a constitutional republic. It's the last volume in his Blowback trilogy, following the best-selling "Blowback" and "The Sorrows of Empire." In those two, Johnson argued American clandestine and military activity has led to un-intended, but direct disaster here in the United States. [includes rush transcript]

  Letter to all M.P.s
from Larry Ross
March 6, 2007

Press Release March 6, 2007: To Honour and Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of New Zealand 's 1987 Nuclear Free Legislation
David Lange promised in 1984, "Elect Labour and we'll make all of New Zealand Nuclear Free" In spite of overseas allies and National Party opposition, Parliament legislated to make New Zealand nuclear free on August 6, 1987.


Paul Craig Roberts Sums Up World Crisis

Comment by Larry Ross
March 1, 2007

Paul Craig Roberts has had a brilliant career as Assistant Secretary to the US Treasury under Reagan and many other prestigious positions and achievements. The following article is Roberts at his best and brilliantly sums up our predicament and the extraordinary circumstances behind it. I give it my highest recommendation.

  Americans Have Lost Their Country
by Paul Craig Roberts
March 1, 2007

The Bush-Cheney regime is America's first neoconservative regime. In a few short years, the regime has destroyed the Bill of Rights, the separation of powers, the Geneva Conventions, and the remains of America's moral reputation along with the infrastructures of two Muslim countries and countless thousands of Islamic civilians. Plans have been prepared, and forces moved into place, for an attack on a third Islamic country, Iran, and perhaps Syria and Hezbollah in Lebanon as well.

  Chavez Moving Ahead
March 1, 2007

George Galloway is one of the few British MPs who consistently and bravely, has criticised the policies and wars of the Bush regime.
In the article below he is championing the leadership and independent policies of Hugo Chavez, President of Venezuela. The US hates what Chavez is doing in leading other Latin American countries toward independence and improvement in the social conditions of their peoples.
Will Chavez be able to defend himself and his government from US subversion? Fidel Castro of Cuba has managed to defeat repeated US attempts at assassination, but is now in decline due to illness and old age. Will the improvements in Cuba under Castro remain when he is gone? I hope so.

  These orchestrated attacks on Chávez are a travesty
by George Galloway
February 28, 2007

A social revolution is taking place in Venezuela. No wonder the neocons and their friends are determined to discredit it.
he chilling Oliver Stone film Salvador got a rare airing on television this week. It was a reminder of a time when, for those on the left, little victories were increasingly dwarfed by big defeats - not least in a Latin America which became synonymous with death squads and juntas. How different things seem now. Yesterday US Vice-President Dick Cheney came uncomfortably close to the reality of Afghan resistance to foreign occupation. On the same day Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez delivered a mightier blow to the neocon dream of US domination, announcing an extension of public ownership of his country's oil fields - the richest outside the Middle East.

  Momentum Growing for Encampment to Stop the War
Posted February 25, 2007

ENCAMPMENT TO STOP THE WAR - In Washington DC Beginning March 12    In the past few days, we have been contacted by thousands of people from all over the country promising to come to Washington and STAY to stop the war.   We send them our encouragement and support.

  Letter to Helen Clark on the Middle East Crisis
from Larry Ross
February 16, 2007

You were willing to take the risk of going against traditional and emotional impulses to follow the US-UK-Australia direction without serious question.You went beyond US propaganda handouts, false or doctored US 'intelligence' so-called "secret reports' and the other nonsense of imperial manipulation of allied governments.
I don't think people understand the great internal and external pressures you must have been under to join the Western war alliance against Iraq.

  Australian Protest At Bush/Cheney/Howard Iraq War
Comment by Larry Ross
February 23, 2007

It's good to see these photos of Australians protesting the Iraq war and the Cheney visit. Many people.are waking up to the facts that Australia is helping the Bush regime fight a totally illegal war based on lies. The war has no purpose or meaning, except to dominate middle east oil and to be a base to launch a lie-based war on Iran.

  Chain up Cheney! Bring Hicks home!
Words and pictures by Gavin Gatenby
February 22, 2007

Sydney anti-war marchers defy police ban and reclaim the streets
This evening 1500 anti-war demonstrators overcame a strong police presence and, after a half-hour confrontation with the NSW riot squad and mounted police marched to the US Consulate to protest against US Vice-President Dick Cheney's visit to Australia and the five-year imprisonment of David Hicks in Guantanamo Bay.
An unexpected last-minute ban by NSW Police (no doubt at the instigation of the NSW Labor Government) turned what would have been a routine demonstration into a major test of the right to march.

  A Word to the BBC - Stop Perpetuating Bush Lies
from Anna Allan
February 14, 2007

The BBC was looked up to as an entity you could TRUST.
During this last week I have witnessed yet again the BBC News repeating Bush lies about "The Iranian Nuclear Weapons" and the "The Iranian Nuclear Weapons Policies". These are figments of Bush's imagination, part of his insane scheme for world domination. You refer to these weapons as if they were a matter of fact and in existence and so instill the lie in peoples' minds as truth.
If it were not for the lies about WMD in Iraq, Blair would not have been able to make it possible for Bush to invade Iraq and then there would not have been the London bombings.
Everything we do has some consequence for which we are responsible.

  I Am With You 100% Against Bush's Illegal War on Iraq
Comment by Larry Ross
February 9, 2007

Born in Yonkers N.Y. in 1927, I've been campaigning against war since Hiroshima in 1945. I moved to New Zealand and founded the New Zealand Nuclear Free Peacemaking Association which helped make New Zealand nuclear free in 1987. The Pentagon was very angry about losing one of their nuclear base countries.

  City-wide Outreach mobilization this weekend for Feb 17 - No More $$$ for War Day
February 17, 2007

Join us this weekend and all next week for outreach - National No More $$$ for War Day.
Activists across the country are planning pickets, rallies, sit-ins, and other forms of creative resistance and direct action.

  New US Bill To Oppose War on Iran
Comment by Larry Ross
January 22, 2007

If Jones' bill is passed without change, the stage will be set for President Bush to arrange an incident where Iran can be blamed for an attack. Even if Bush then takes the matter to Congress, there is little doubt that Congress can be fooled again, this time to approve an attack on Iran.

  US lawmakers demand Bush ask Congress before invading Iran
January 18, 2007

A resolution introduced in the US House of Representatives calls on President George W. Bush to obtain approval from Congress before using military force against Iran.

  Get your bus tickets today for Jan 27!
January 22, 2007

The only way we will stop the war is if we stay in the streets.
Join the IAC contingent in the January 27 March on Washington, organized by United for Peace and Justice and hundreds of other national and local groups.  We will march to demand the Immediate, Complete, Unconditional withdrawal of all occupying forces from Iraq---no timetables, no surge, not another penny for war and occupation.  Bring the Troops Home Now -- Money for Jobs, Healthcare, and Education, Not War!

  51% of Americans Say "Impeach Bush"
Comment by Larry Ross
January 19, 2007

Only impeaching Bush may actually stop his war plans, or taking other immediate actions that can help stop him now, before it's too late.
That has a chance of being effective.
Just think how you would feel if you have done nothing to stop and/or impeach Bush in time, but you know you actually could have done so, or at least donated funds to help groups and individuals dedicated to stop the Bush War Juggernaut. In other words you could have done something, but decided not to bother.
Think of the human family, your children and grandchildren and the kind of world Bush will create for them if people let him continue.
Your protest and anger after Bush launches his war on Iran will be too late.

  If Beale Street Could Talk - Part 2
by David Swanson
January 16, 2007

By any serious standard of journalism, impeachment should be in the news right now. This illustrates the worst problem with our media. It's not how they cover stories. It's how they do not cover stories.
A Newsweek poll a while back said that 51 percent of Americans want Bush impeached and 44 percent do not. That's about double the support there was for impeaching Clinton when it was in the news every single day.

  Help Stop War On Iran
Comment by Larry Ross
January 15, 2007

The "Stop War On Iran" organisation has summarised the Iran crisis below, and that Iran has no nuclear weapons, or program to build them, and has never initiated a war on any other state for the last 250 years. Therefore to portray it as a dire threat, because it is exercising it's legal right under the NPT to enrich uranium for peaceful purposes, is utter nonsense, and a cover for the planned US and Israeli attacks. It is even more ominous that the EU and UN have succumbed to US pressures and issued sanctions and warnings to Iran to give up it's nuclear enrichment program or else!
This situation is particularly ridiculous, when you know there are nine other nuclear weapon states, including Israel, which has some 200-400 nuclear weapons, and has a record of initiating wars and military attacks. The Iran crisis is a re-enactment of the pre-war Iraq crisis - using the same type of lies and false and twisted accusations as the US used before their illegal assault and occupation of Iraq, killing 655,000 Iraqis, and now a 'surge', or escalation, in their continuing massacre. How can Iran be a threat to the US, Israel or their allies, when they have many thousands of nuclear weapons and Iran has none?

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