Heros of Peace
The Top 100 Heroes of Peace
They come from diverse backgrounds from all corners of the globe have one common denominator – one unifying message.
NO TO WAR!
“If you asked would I live in London the rest of my life, yeah, I’d be very happy to stay here. There’s nothing in America that I would miss at all. I am a political person, but I don’t have to put a strong debate into a film. This present government in America I just find disgusting, the idea that George Bush could run a baseball team successfully -he can’t even speak! I just find him an embarrassment. I was over here when the election was on and I couldn’t believe it -and I’m 76 years old. Then when the Supreme Court came in and turned out to be a totally political animal, the last shred of any naivet that was left in me has gone. When I see an American flag flying, it’s a joke.”
To Learn More: Robert Altman
“From Golda to George, quite a short jump. Bush wanted a war in Iraq. He could not disclose the real aim to the public: to get his hands on the fabulous oil riches of that country, to dominate the world’s oil supplies and acquire a stranglehold on the economies of Europe, Japan and any other potential competitor. He needed a much more simple and compelling reason: Saddam has weapons of mass destruction, he is in cahoots with Bin-Laden, he is about to attack the United States. To be convincing, authoritative-sounding intelligence data were required. So the CIA produced documents, already known to be false, showing Saddam trying to acquire uranium in Niger. Put this into the President’s State of the Union Address and hop! there’s your war. Did the Americans get upset when the lie was discovered? Not at all. So the President lied. Big deal. And the CIA helped him to lie. Big deal again. The important thing is that the sons of Saddam have been killed in a “targeted elimination”, Israeli-style. How wonderful!”
To Learn More: Uri Avnery
“Bush wasn’t elected, he was selected by five judges up in Washington who voted along party lines. “I’ll raise as much money as I can to make sure that this Bush winds up like the last Bush, a one-term President.”
To Learn More: Alec Baldwin
The ADL, by attacking me by distorting what my poem is saying, is doing its usual ugly, as a well known running dog of imperialism, particularly by attacking anyone who takes an independent position or is critical of Israeli Imperialism and its attendant ideology political Zionism. As they are attempting with me the ADL slanders anyone who is not happy with Israel�s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians. Of the other lines of the poem, which the ADL termed an example of the Hitlerian Big Lie, and the poets spewing Anti-Semitic venom. The lines, Who knew the World Trade Center was gonna get/bombed? Well now, certainly, even the Democratic Party has affirmed that the Bush Administration knew. I agree with this, and it is everywhere on the Internet that not only was the US warned repeatedly by Germany, France, Russia, England but also Israel. Michael Ruppert of the Green Party has issued a video stating clearly, Israeli security issued urgent warnings to the CIA of large-scale terror attacks. And that the Israeli Mossad knew that the attacks were going to take place. They knew that the World Trade Center were the targets. This is from British newspaper the Telegraph.
To Learn More: Amiri Baraka
Super Sized: Democracy cannot coexist with Bush’s failed doctrine of preventive war “In his historic speech at the National Endowment for Democracy recently, President Bush embraced a new doctrine, a “formal strategy of freedom” in the Middle East and he did it just in the nick of time. For although the war in Iraq is won, the peace has been lost, and that other Bush doctrine, the “preventive war” doctrine, is in disarray. The United States can neither withdraw with honor anarchy, civil war and renewed tyranny probably would result nor stay and fight on into a Vietnam-style quagmire, which is what the new Baathist-terrorist alliance is obviously hoping for…”
To Learn More: Benjamin Barber
“Nelson Mandela was right when he said that attacking Iraq would be “a disaster.” A U.S. invasion of Iraq would risk the lives of U.S. military personnel and inevitably kill thousands of Iraqi civilians; it is not surprising that many U.S. military officers, including some within the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are publicly opposed to a new war against Iraq.
Such an attack would violate international law and the UN Charter, and isolate us from our friends and allies around the world. An invasion would prevent the future return of UN arms inspectors, and will cost billions of dollars urgently needed at home. And at the end of the day, an invasion will not insure stability, let alone democracy, in Iraq or the rest of the volatile Middle East region, and will put American civilians at greater risk of hatred and perhaps terrorist attacks than they are today.”
To Learn More: Phyllis Bennis
“I was smeared by the Pentagon I have my detractors in Washington. There are bastards who spread things around, of course, who planted nasty things in the media. Not that I cared very much. It was like a mosquito bite in the evening that is there in the morning, an irritant”
To Learn More: Hans Blix
His remarks were not intended to be heard, but were recorded by a television team while he was talking to Joaquin Almunia, a former Socialist leader. Mr. Bono said: “Hey, and our colleague Blair He’s a complete dickhead (un gilipollas integral). He’s an imbecile.”
To Learn More: Jose Bono
“I am submitting my resignation from the Foreign Service (effective immediately) because I cannot in good conscience support President Bush’s war plans against Iraq. The president has failed: To explain clearly why our brave men and women in uniform should be ready to sacrifice their lives in a war on Iraq at this time; To lay out the full ramifications of this war, including the extent of innocent civilian casualties; To specify the economic costs of the war for ordinary Americans; To clarify how the war would help rid the world of terror; To take international public opinion against the war into serious consideration. Throughout the globe the United States is becoming associated with the unjustified use of force. The president’s disregard for views in other nations, borne out by his neglect of public diplomacy, is giving birth to an anti-American century.”
To Learn More: John Brown
“In the longer haul, unless you stop this cycle of reprisals and assassinations and atrocities and terror on all sides, the U.S. – which is lined up behind Israel because of our aid to them … the U.S. needs to take an independent stance to make a just, honorable workable solution that does not take Israel’s side 100 percent, and does not take the side of the Palestinians 100 percent. “Capitol Hill is Israeli -occupied territory.” (St. Louis Post Dispatch, 10/20/90) During the Gulf crisis: “There are only two groups that are beating the drums for war in the Middle East — the Israeli defense ministry and its ‘amen corner’ in the United States.” (“McLaughlin Group,” 8/26/90) The Buchanan ’96 campaign’s World Wide Web site included an article blaming the death of White House aide Vincent Foster on the Israeli intelligence agency, Mossad — and alleging that Foster was a Mossad spy. (The campaign removed the article after its existence was reported by a Jewish on-line news service; Jewish Telegraphic Agency, 2/21/96.)
“The American people may have been lured into accepting the unprovoked invasion of a sovereign nation, in violation of long-standing international law, under false premises”
The American people unfortunately are used to political shading, spin, and the usual chicanery they hear from public officials. They patiently tolerate it up to a point. But there is a line. It may seem to be drawn in invisible ink for a time, but eventually it will appear in dark colors, tinged with anger. When it comes to shedding American blood – when it comes to wreaking havoc on civilians, on innocent men, women, and children, callous dissembling is not acceptable. Nothing is worth that kind of lie – not oil, not revenge, not reelection, not somebody’s grand pipedream of a democratic domino theory. And mark my words, the calculated intimidation which we see so often of late by the “powers that be” will only keep the loyal opposition quiet for just so long. Because eventually, like it always does, the truth will emerge. And when it does, this house of cards, built of deceit, will fall.”
To Learn More: Robert Byrd
“I’m the number 1 target of the White House. They can’t get Osama bin Laden; they’re going to get me.”
To Learn More: Jean Carnahan
“This was my first lesson in Israeli cheating. The most unexpected people are engaged in it and the people would rather believe there was no cheating in their world. I quit the game for good in utter disgust and then Rabin was murdered. I had honed the skill of catching cheaters and this time I vowed I would not let them prosper. I caught Rabin’s real murderers and though about half the country know it, they cannot be properly motivated to bring justice to their land. They would rather believe that their leaders are honest, the leaders know it, so the cheaters they elected can get away with anything. It is a national character flaw that is proving too costly in lives and integrity.”
To Learn More: Barry Chamish
“Nothing today justifies a war in Iraq,” he said. “This region really does not need another war. The debate over Iraq should take place “in the spirit of friendship and respect that characterizes our relations with the United States and other countries. To act without the
legitimacy of the United Nations, to favour the use of force over law, is taking a serious responsibility” France and Russia, along with Germany, are among the strongest proponents of a peaceful solution to the Iraq crisis, a position that runs counter to the U.S. warning that “time is running out” for Baghdad to disarm.
To Learn More: Jacques Chirac
“President George Bush will have to “manufacture” another threat to American security to win re-election in 2004 after US failure in occupying Iraq. “The nation’s most implacable critic of U.S. foreign policy argues that the war is unjust, America is the biggest terrorist state and intellectuals always support official violence.”
“Regime change! George Bush has to go and we have the power to do it. The officials of the government shall be removed from office for crimes and misdemeanor; their crime against peace, and for use of torture in Iraq.””The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.”
To Learn More: Ramsey Clark
Why I had to leave the cabinet.
To Learn More: Robin Cook
or This will be a war without support at home or agreement abroad. Robin Cook
Rachel was killed on March 16, less than a year ago, when she was run over by Israeli bulldozer #949-623. Rachel died in the attempt to stop the bulldozer from demolishing the home of a Palestinian physician in the Gaza Strip. This weekend The Wisconsin Council of Churches plans an interfaith gathering: the “Courage for Nonviolence” conference.
To Learn More: Rachel Corrie
“Bush wants to divert attention from his domestic problems. It’s a classic tactic. It’s one that Hitler used.”
To Learn More: Herta Daeubler-Gmelin
“In desperate moments, people lash out. Perhaps the clearest sign of Perle and Frums desperation is their shameless effort to preempt their opponents attacks by claiming that anyone who criticizes them is an anti-Semite. In disparaging the “myth of the neoconservative cabal,” Perle and Frum say that “the neoconservative myth offers Europeans and liberals a useful euphemism for expressing their hostility to Israel.” It’s a standard refrain for defenders of Israels own excesses: if you dare to criticize Ariel Sharons thuggish policy toward the occupied territories, the expansionist settler movement, the building of The Wall, etc., then you are prima facie anti-Semitic. In similar fashion, if you disagree with the Perle-Frum vision of an endless war on terror and preemptive regime-change wars, and if you excoriate the relatively small group of neocons partisans who advocate that policy, you hate Jews. (David Brooks, writing in The New York Times recently, went so far as to say that when critics use the world neocons, “neo” means Jewish!) Journalists around the world, Perle and Frum say, constantly ask them: “Is the war on terror a Zionist plot” Well, no, its not. But neither are Perles critics anti-Semites.”
To Learn More: Robert Dreyfuss
Replaced for calling Bush a “moron” “Bush, “What a moron.”
“Why, I wonder, doesn’t Mr Bush let Ariel Sharon run the White House press bureau Not only would it be more honest we would at least be hearing the voice of Israel at first hand but it would spare the American President the ignominy of parroting everything he is told by the Israelis.”
To Learn More: Robert Fisk
“George W. Bush said he doesn’t mind being misunderestimated. Because by misunderestimated, Bush means being underestimated for the wrong reason. The media thought he was kind of stupid. He isn’t. He’s just shamelessly dishonest.”
To Learn More: Al Franken
“Perhaps the greatest crime of the Not See Party was the execution of Operation Northwoods on September 11, 2001. Instead of having real Cubans to take part and take blame, they had Osama bin Laden, an old friend of the Bushes, to play scapegoat. Forty years of refinements to these plans made them a bit slicker and more high tech than the ’60s version. However, a few things went wrong, and intelligent people all over the world, including many American citizens, were noticing that 9/11 must have been an inside job. For instance, if one looks at the anthrax hoax, perpetrated soon after 9/11, it becomes clear that this was a fraud made to look like a Moslem act of terror. In fact, it was clearly US anthrax, most likely put in the mail by US scientist Dr. Steven Hatfill, who to this day remains free despite the evidence against him. As to the body of evidence against the US government relative to the 9/11 attacks, there can be no doubt that this was an inside job. Molten steel from the beams, advance warnings given to US politicians not to fly, unprecedented levels of options trading on United and American Airlines, the lack of US Air Force response, Bush’s remark about ‘seeing’ the plane hit before it was broadcast, the lack of black box data, the precision with which one plane hit the Pentagon, the way the towers jumped and caused small earthquakes before falling, these and a plethora or other facts point to 9/11 simply being Operation Northwoods.”
To Learn More: Kenyon Gibson
“Our current president, who I feel and many feel is in this position illegitimately by neglecting the voices of Afro-Americans in the Florida coup, which, actually, somebody got impeached for during the Reconstruction period — Our current president now inherited a legacy from his father and inherited a political legacy that’s responsible for training militarily, economically, and situating geopolitically the parties involved in the alleged assassination and the murder of my father and countless of thousands of others. So I don’t see why it’s surprising…”
To Learn More: Jeremy Glick
“I think there’s no question that Bush has increasingly destabilized the world, and what has taken place in Saudi Arabia is a key example. What Graham has raised is very important. He’s former head of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and he, together with Porter Goss, who, in fact, is a former CIA agent are quite infuriated that the Bush administration, rather than deeply investigating what happened on September 11 are actually preventing information from getting out, and this is of grave concern. He also said that the invasion of Iraq is a distraction from the war on terror, and I think what we’re seeing this week in Saudi Arabia with these deadly bombings is a good example of that.”
To Learn More: Amy Goodman
“I feel highly emotional about Tony Blair’s presence at the service. “I think he’s a war criminal, it’s as simple as that. The man, without any consideration to the Labour parliamentary party, elected to go to war with this scabby little friend in Texas [Dictator Bush], and killed 51 of our men unnecessarily,”
To Learn More: Richard Green
“An American invasion would be an international crime — and would make the U.S. even less safe. The whole weapons inspection issue is really just a ruse. The real agenda of the Bush administration is a regime change — which is just a polite word for assassination. It has nothing to do with the U.N. or weapons inspectors or even human rights.”
To Learn More: Denis Halliday
“Global Elites Must Realise that US Imperialism Isn’t in Their Interest.Some of the worst tragedies of human history occur when elites are incapable of acting in their own interest. The waning years of ancient Rome, for example, were full of misguided political and military adventures that brought death and destruction to the elites, their allies and their enemies alike. Unfortunately we are again facing such a situation. It seems inevitable that the United States will soon conduct a full-scale war in Iraq. The US is also engaged in a war on terrorism that may extend to all regions of the globe. And, most importantly, the US has embarked on a foreign policy of “security” that dictates that it not merely react to threats but anticipate them with pre-emptive strikes. These military adventures are one sign that the US is fast becoming an imperialist power along the old European model, but on a global scale. It is imposing itself as the active and determining centre of the full range of world affairs, military, political, and economic. All exchanges and decisions are being forced, in effect, to pass through the US. The ultimate hubris of the US political leaders is their belief that they can not only force regime change and name new leaders for various countries, but also actually shape the global environment an audacious extension of the old imperialist ideology of mission civilisatrice. Regime change in Iraq is only the first step in an ambitious project to reconstruct the political order of the entire Middle East. And their designs of power extend well beyond that.”
To Learn More: Michael Hardt
“This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House have hijacked a nation’s grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist.”
To Learn More: Woody Harrelson
“I think Bush’s going to lose [the election], unless he makes some radical change, which he’s not going to do…. Bush’s got money troubles, troop troubles; he’s going to have to hold it. I just don’t see any way out.The Bush administration’s operations in Iraq as a ” massive failure” during a lecture at the Fletcher School yesterday. He is the winner of a Pulitzer-Prize and regular contributor to The New Yorker.The biggest problem,is that “there are no weapons of mass destruction [WMD].” Hersh found it “unnerving” that US authorities sincerely believed in the existence of WMD in Iraq. “A lot of people I like and respected really thought there was an issue there, but I don’t think so.”
To Learn More: Seymour Hersh
“It is natural that opponents of war want to protect their efforts from being tagged as unpatriotic.We know we’ll be attacked by the White House and right-wing radio broadcasters for disregard of the troops, when in fact it’s the White House that’s putting them in harm’s way,Even the most modest critics of this administration’s policy, like comedian Bill Maher, have been tarred with that brush already. Now you can expect more of the same.”
To Learn More: Tom Hayden
GET OUT OF THIS ONE THEN GEORGIE BOY PRESIDENT BUSH EXPOSED FOR PROVABLE AND BLATANT LIES OVER SEPTEMBER 11th
And what about that statement about “there’s one terrible pilot”. What A passenger jet crashes into one of the twin towers full of people and all the President of the United States can say is “there’s one terrible pilot”!! And then he walks into a classroom to read a story about a pet goat God help us. “There’s one terrible pilot” We are not talking a light plane flown by an amateur, but a commercial airliner and even if it had not been a terrorist outrage, it would still have been an enormous tragedy requiring the leadership of the US president. But of course none of this tissue of lies by Bush could have happened because he could not possibly have seen the first crash on live television because there was no live coverage. The fact that Bush KNEW the plane was going to hit the tower is more like it because he, like his masters who orchestrated it, was well aware of what was going to unfold that morning.”
To Learn More: David Icke
“As for Osama bin Laden himself, I still find it hard to believe that this simpering, giggling mystic was able to mastermind this ruthless plan. Maybe that is why the Pentagon was loath to put it on show — except that their own military leaders like Tommy Franks, Air Force General Myers and the ineffable Rear-Admiral Stufflebeem seem to be several plates short of a picnic in their own intellectual department, from what we can see at their press conferences (unlike Rumsfeld whose brain is as sharp as a Wilkinson sword). Watching the videotape I kept asking myself — this being Florida — what these guys had been smoking. Evidently in this case Islam is itself the opiate.”
To Learn More: David Irving
“This is not the way most of us think of U.S. foreign policy. We Americans deeply believe that our role in the world is virtuous that our actions are almost invariably for the good of others as well as ourselves. Even when our actions have led to disaster, we assume that
the motives behind them were honorable. But, the evidence is building up that in the decade following the end of the Cold War, the United States has largely abandoned a reliance on diplomacy, economic aid, international law, and multilateral institutions in carrying out its
foreign policies and resorted much of the time to bluster, military force, and financial manipulation.
To Learn More: Chalmers Johnson
“George W. Bush planned the attacks of September 11th!”
“There are a number of questions on the authors of the attacks in America. I think they were a great coup carried out by the secret services. The CIA and the Mossad could be behind (the attacks) to provoke a new war and impoverish and occupy the Middle East.” In Beirut, Walid Jumblatt, an influential Lebanese politician and leader of its Druze community, triggered US outrage on Monday when he expressed regret Mr Wolfowitz was unhurt in the rocket attack. “We hope the firing will be more precise and efficient (next time), so we get rid of this microbe and people like him in Washington who are spreading disorder in Arab lands, Iraq and Palestine,” Mr Jumblatt said in a statement.Mr Jumblatt called Mr Wolfowitz a `friend of Ariel Sharon’, the hard line Israeli prime minister, `and one of the main architects of … the destruction of Iraq’ even before the war to topple Saddam.”
“The Bush administration has continued to push a dangerous right-wing agenda which has included increasing encroachments on civil liberties, particularly with the questionable and aggressive use of the Patriot Act.” “I save a million bucks,” he joked, “the deficit grows like William Bennett’s credit line on a one-armed-bandit bender at Bally’s.”
To Learn More: Ben Afleck
A journalist who used British scientist David Kelly as a key source testified Tuesday that Kelly was sure Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but that intelligence had been embellished to heighten the actual threat.Kelly apparently committed suicide after he was forced to appear before a parliamentary committee. Tony Blair said he was not aware of the way in which the Ministry of Defence was planning to reveal Kelly as the source for the BBC story questioning Britain’s intelligence dossier as SEXED UP/However, Blair accepted full responsibility for the government’s decision to reveal Kelly as the source of the story.
“I believe that this Administration is indeed leading this country to a perilous place. It has broken faith with the American people, aided and abetted by a Congressional majority willing to pursue ideology at any price, even the price of distorting the truth. On issue after issue, they have moved brazenly to impose their agenda on America and on the world. They have pursued their goals at the expense of urgent national and human needs and at the expense of the truth. America deserves better.I do not make these statements lightly. I make them as an American deeply concerned about the future of the Republic if the extremist policies of this Administration continue.”
To Learn More: Edward Kennedy
“Letter of Resignation I am resigning because I have tried and failed to reconcile my conscience with my ability to represent the current U.S. administration. I have confidence that our democratic process is ultimately self-correcting, and hope that in a small way I can contribute from outside to shaping policies that better serve the security and prosperity of the American people and the world we share.”
“The commission strongly rejected allegations that legitimate criticism by EU institutions of the actions of Israel had anything to do with anti-Semitism, he said. “These two things are separate.”
To Learn More: Reijo Kemppinen
“Bush says you’re either with us or against us. I don’t know who us is. I say to Mr. Bush this is what democracy looks like. We will not give our daughters and sons for a war for oil.”
To Learn More: Susan Sarandon
“In a democracy, of course, it always matters a great deal whether or not our leaders tell the truth. From the first declarations of the Founding Fathers, it has been clear our representative system demands the independence of an informed citizenry to insure that they do. And yet, in the two years since 9/11, we have seen little of both, as fear, lies, and jingoism have stifled the best aspects of our national nature… The public was systematically deceived as to the true purposes of the war [in Iraq], as well as the overwhelming risks and dangers of assuming complete responsibility for a nation as large, complex, and difficult to rule as Iraq.” The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq.
To Learn More: Scheer, Scheer and Chaudhry
“My question has been and remains: does the scale of the threat from the Iraqi dictator justify the launch of a war that will certainly bring death to thousands of innocent men, women and children My answer in this case has been and remains: No. Those who decide that all peaceful means are exhausted assume a grave responsibility before God, their conscience and history. I am deeply moved by the fact that I know my attitude is shared by the overwhelming majority of our people, and also by the majority of the UN Security Council and the world’s peoples. Germany has “the most firm hope and the will to have the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1441 applied by political pressures without military intervention. Germany will not participate in military intervention in any case. It is the role of our diplomacy to see to it that the time needed is given to him (Blix),At present, the military action is not of actuality. It is not time for it now. We are both of the opinion, and the French president said that quite clearly yesterday, that one can never accept it when it is said that war is unavoidable, War may never be considered unavoidable” France and Russia, along with Germany, are among the strongest proponents of a peaceful solution to the Iraq crisis, a position that runs counter to the U.S. warning that “time is running out” for Baghdad to disarm.
To Learn More: Gerhard Schroeder
WAR IS THE CLIMAX OF THE AMERICAN-ISRAELI PARTNERSHIP
The United States has embarked on an imperial adventure in the Middle East. This is the true meaning of the war against Iraq. The war is not about the disarmament of Iraq. That was always a hollow and cynical pretext. No one with any real knowledge of the situation believed that Iraq, on its knees from two disastrous wars and from twelve years of punitive sanctions, presented any sort of ‘imminent threat’ to anyone. In any event, from the start of last November when UN inspectors returned to Iraq under Security Council Resolution 1441, the Washington hawks wanted the inspectors to fail and then pressed impatiently for war, just when inspections showed real signs of progress.
To Learn More: Patrick Seale
“I consider the act absolutely brutal, threatening human rights, violating human dignity, xenophobic and worthy of the worst horrors committed by the Nazis,” citing new US immigration measures to fingerprint and photograph Brazilians entering the United States.
To Learn More: da Silva
“One need not be a scholar of international law to know that war at this time and in this place is unwelcome, unwise and simply wrong. And although my opinion is not any more valuable or relevant merely because I am an actor, that fact does not render it unimportant. Some have suggested otherwise, trying to denigrate the validity of this opinion and those of my colleagues solely due to our celebrity status. This is insulting not only to us but to other people of conscience who love their country enough to risk its wrath by going against the grain of powerful government policy. Whether celebrity or diplomat, cabdriver or student, all deserve a turn at the podium. In speaking the truth as we know it, my friends and I have stood proxy for all those yet to join this great public debate. We urge their participation and welcome them to the fray, for in the end, this is not about us but is truly about the matter of life and death.”
To Learn More: Martin Sheen
“U.S. GOVERNMENT PRIOR KNOWLEDGE OF EMERGENCY” 09/11/01 AMERICA’S REICHSTAG FIRE”
“The most massive so-called “terrorist” attacks on U.S. soil since the Oklahoma City bombings of 1995, were known, a week ahead of time, by the American CIA. Among the foreign intelligence agencies who penetrated the plots were the French CIA and Israel’s The Mossad, units of both often working with one another. Foreign intelligence sources confirm the validity of this story. And they state that they informed the U.S. secret police who absolutely failed, neglected, and outright refused to take action as to known prior specifics of which the top-level of the CIA were informed in advance.”
To Learn More: Sherman H. Skolnick
The 38 year old Texas woman who, last December, filed a sexual assault lawsuit against President Bush was found in September, murdered by a gunshot wound to the head. A Republican coroner of Harris county, loyal to George Bush ruled the murder a, “Suicide. Margie Schoedinger of Missouri City, Texas filed a bizarre sexual abuse lawsuit last December alleging that Bush had drugged and raped her. The lawsuit was so bizarre and convoluted at first glance that voxfux gave it a thumbs down as being at best, a disinformation campaign by the Bush team designed to drown out the Sherman Skolnick story about Bushes alleged long standing homosexual relationship with a college buddy. At worst, I thought the woman might be a kook. However in light of the new developments I believe I may have been wrong to have written off this story prematurely. The case was about to go to court – someone didn’t want that to happen. There has been ZERO mention of this explosive story in the major media.
To Learn More: Margie Schoedinger
Blasts America’s cowlike media and scaremongering leaders –and says she fears that another terror attack could turn the U.S. into a police state. One article in the New Republic, a magazine for which I have written, began: “What do Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein and Susan Sontag have in common” I have to say my jaw dropped. Apparently we are all in favor of the dismantling of America. There’s a kind of rhetorical overkill aimed at me that is astonishing. There has been a demonization which is ludicrous.
To Learn More: Susan Sontag
Financier George Soros, who you’ll recall helped douse the U.S. economy after Sept. 11, has joined with some other “philanthropists” and unions in funding an effort to defeat George W. Bush in 2004. The organization they’re forming will be called Americans Coming Together, or ACT, and it hopes to spend $75 million, $30 million of which it already has,according to the Washington Post, with $10 million from Soros, $12 million from six other people, and about $8 million from unions, including the Service Employees International Union. And why has Soros, the billionaire Clinton supporter and man who bet heavily against America, decided all of a sudden that he has America’s best interests at heart Soros said: “I believe deeply in the values of an open society. For the past 15 years I have focused my energies on fighting for these values abroad. Now I am doing it in the United States.
The fate of the world depends on the United States, and President Bush is leading us in the wrong direction.”
To Learn More: George Soros
“It’s time to impeach the president and get a man in there to get us out of this mess.”
To Learn More: Bruce Springsteen
“[I thought] very much like the way [President George W.] Bush thinks now. Of course, I was 15,” Stone said, to laughter from the crowd.””[Bush says] ‘We’re pursuing terrorists,'” Stone said. “No, George, you’re not. You’re a flake.”
To Learn More: Oliver Stone
“Has Tony Blair become some sort of reckless crusader over Iraq. He thinks not. In September 2002 his analysis of relations between Washington, London and Baghdad was clear and cold. It rested on six essential points to which he and his aides would regularly return: Saddam Hussein’s past aggression, present support for terrorism and future ambitions made him a clear threat to his enemies. He was not the only threat, but he was a threat nevertheless. The US and Britain were among his enemies. The people of the US, still angered by the September 11 attacks, still sensing unfinished business from the first Gulf war 12 years before, would support a war on Iraq. Gulf war 2 – President George W Bush v Saddam Hussein – would happen whatever anyone else said or did. The people of Britain, continental Europe and most of the rest of the world would not even begin to support a war unless they had a say in it through the UN. It would be more damaging to longterm world peace and security if the Americans alone defeated Saddam Hussein than if they had international support to do so. These six points – when scribbled on the back of an envelope or set out on a printed page – are not exceptional. What is exceptional is the certainty required to follow their logic. It is Tony Blair’s certainty that has been the surprise for many Labour MPs.”
To Learn More: Peter Stothard
“Not only is he poisoning our air and water – he’s poisoning our political system as well.” “As we have learned in the past weeks, we cannot trust George W. Bush,””How could such a destructive man be so popular with the American people” “I find George Bush and (Vice- President)Dick Cheney frightening, [Defense Secretary] Donald Rumsfeld and [Attorney-General] John Ashcroft also frightening,”
“The anti-American feeling throughout the Middle East is palpable. Arab newspaper editorials don’t come near to expressing public opinion. In Damascus, Majd Tabbaa has become famous as the lady who threw the US Consul Roberto Powers out of her husband’s downtown restaurant on 7 April . “I went over to him,” she said, “and told him, ‘Mr Roberto, tell your George Bush that all of you are not welcome – please get out’.” Across the Arab world, boycotts of American goods have begun in earnest.”
“Bush Is A Total Asshole”
To Learn More: Mikio Tanaka
This webpage is meant to be a comprehensive resource for anyone attempting to understand 9/11, the anthrax attacks, and the “war on terrorism.” Once you start reading, I think it will become clear that there is much more going on than the “official story” claims. The mainstream media is the one that’s failed to “connect the dots”. There are an amazing amount of intriguing news stories that have squeaked into the media but not reached a wide audience, and/or have not been properly followed up or placed into context.
To Learn More: Paul Thompson
I’m afraid I think the American public was seriously misled. The US administration twisted, distorted, simplified intelligence in a way that led Americans to seriously misunderstand what the nature of the Iraq threat was. I’m not sure I can think of a worse act against the
people in a democracy than a President distorting critical information. For a President to abuse that sacred trust … is to me a very serious development.
To Learn More: Greg Thielmann
“Since his arrival, Ashcroft has rushed through the U.S. legal system with the same rampaging rage as a Baghdad looter, thoughtlessly shattering artifacts in looking for things of instant value. What remains are pieces of Americana, like the presumption of innocence and due process, that lay in shards after only a two-year period.”
To Learn More: Jonathan Turley
“The Palestinians are fighting with human suicide bombers, that’s all they have. The Israelis … they’ve got one of the most powerful military machines in the world. The Palestinians have nothing. So who are the terrorists I would make a case that both sides are involved in
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“BUSH JUNTA’ COMPLICIT IN 9/11”
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During his program on Wednesday, Sept. 12 — the day after the terror attacks — Ward compared the tactics of religious fundamentalists to those used by Nazis. Fundamentalists, he said, included “the ultra-
Orthodox” in Israel.
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Anti-war senator Wellstone dies in plane crash Democrat liberal killed with wife and daughter. Paul Wellstone, called the conscience of the US Senate for his passion and liberal convictions, was killed in an air crash yesterday, in the final days of a knife-edge mid-term election campaign. Wellstone, 58, was seen as a symbol of the anti-war movement for voting against President George Bush earlier this month on the resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq, a stand that gave this contest in Minnesota national significance. He was killed with his wife and daughter, three campaign staff and two pilots when their small propeller plane went down in icy rain at Eveleth, in north-eastern Minnesota.
“I support Congressman Kucinich’s bill, which would roll back certain sections of the Patriot Act that I believe pose a serious threat to the exercise of our Constitutional rights,” Welty said, “particularly our right to due process and our right to petition the government in cases where we believe the government’s actions are contrary to the best interests of the American people. Although it was written before September 11th, Congress passed the Patriot Act after the attacks, during a time of extreme anxiety over our safety and emotional stress over the loss of our family members, and without debate over its consequences. I do not want my son’s death used again for the purpose of concentrating power in the hands of this administration, in ways that will compromise our liberties.”
To Learn More: Adele Welty
Resignation letter to Secretary of State Colin Powell.
“I cannot represent the policies of the Bush Administration regarding Iraq, Israel and Palestine, North Korea, or the breakdown of civil rights in America.”
To Learn More: Mary A. Wright
“BUSH PLANS BIO ATTACK ON AMERICA GET READY FOR A PRE-ELECTION ATTACK
Absolutely positively, in the months leading up to the next presidential election, a clandestine military/intelligence operations group linked to George Bush Sr. will execute a strategic pre-election terrorist attack in America designed to kill Americans and send this country into martial law. This strategic pre-election attack will be perpetrated by the same group of clandestine military/industrial/intelligence terrorists, linked to Bush Sr., who perpetrated the September 11th attacks. The preparatory memes are surfacing everywhere. Bush Sr. and the military/industrial/intelligence cartel he fronts for, knows that America has had enough of this retarded jerk son of his, he knows that America has had enough with the Bushes and their type, and their murderous war profiteering looting rampage, and so in order to survive, this cartel will execute a strategic pre-election attack on Americans and as usual, make it look like Islamists did it. Then of course their allies (scum) in the media will once again trumpet this idiot son of his as a hero who has once again “come into his own” as he bravely visits the contamination zone live on the CIA controlled disinformation network, CNN. GEORGE BUSH is the Worlds Biggest Fuck Up Ever”
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“I protest British government policies, including the decision to go to war in Iraq.The award as a legacy of colonialism. The very name of the Order of the British Empire reminds me of “thousands of years of brutality – it reminds me of how my foremothers were raped and my forefathers brutalised. Me I thought, OBE me Up yours, I thought’ An invitation to the palace to accept a New Year honour… you must be joking.”
To Learn More: Benjamin Zephaniah
“On September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack in New York and Washington took close to 3,000 lives. The Bush Aministration has used that tragic event as an excuse to go to war, first in Afghanistan and now in Iraq. But neither war has made us safer from terrorism. The Bush Administration lied to the American people about a connection between Iraq and Al Qaeda, when even the CIA has not been able to find such a connection. Indeed, by its killing of thousands of people in both countries, the Bush Administration has inflamed millions of people in the Middle East against us and increased the ranks of the terrorists. The Iraqi people are happy to be rid of Saddam Hussein, but now they want to be rid of us. They do not want our military to occupy their country. If we believe in self-determination, in the freedom of the Iraqis to choose their own way of life, we should listen to their pleas, leave their country, and allow them to work out their own affairs. We can choose to use the wealth of our nation and the talents of our people for war, or we can use that wealth and talent to better the lives of men, women, and children in this country. We can continue being the target of anger and terrorism and indignation by the rest of the world, or we can be a model of what a good society should be like, peaceful in the world, prosperous at home. The choice will come in the ballot box. I ask you to choose for the peace of the world, and the security of the American people.”
To Learn More: Howard Zinn
“By way of introduction, Revisionism has taken hold as an intellectual revival movement all over the world. People are beginning to ask questions about the Holocaust. These questions are uncomfortable. No longer can the Holocaust Promotion Lobby ignore the global interest in the TRUE facts surrounding very murky claims pertaining to the “Holocaust” by shouting “Anti-Semitism!”
To Learn More: Ernst Zundel
“This Administration deliberately led this nation to war based on based on false premises. Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11; with Al-Queda’s role in 9/11; or with the Anthrax attack on this nation. Iraq did not present an imminent threat to the United States. Iraq had no usable weapons of mass destruction. That’s why the weapons of mass destruction cannot be found. This Administrations deception made America less secure. It has cut off the US from the world community. It violated the US Constitution. It violated the UN Charter. It violated the Geneva Convention. It continues to cost the lives of our men and women in uniform. It has cost the lives of countless innocent Iraqis. It will cost the American taxpayers well over $100 billion. It has caused tens of billions of dollars in damage to Iraq. It has strengthened religious fundamentalists who now threaten the freedom of women in Iraq society. This manufactured catastrophe called foreign policy represents not only a failure of truth, a great credibility gap, but more than that, America faces a crisis of the legitimacy of the government itself, which lied to the American people to get approval for a war.
To Learn More: Dennis J. Kucinich
“In the absence of justice and development, oppression and backwardness prevail. A commitment to fighting terrorism was not enough. A clear definition of terrorism, was essential to fighting it. It is not possible for every country to lay down its own definition of terrorism in the absence of an international explanation of the word accepted by the international community. The Middle East is full of examples of international double standards. We need an international re-awakening aimed at finding the right solutions to Middle East problems before it is too late. It is not appropriate for some great powers to impose their own definition of terrorism. Israel is to blame for most of the injustice and extremism in the region. Israel possesses weapons of mass destruction and continuing to occupy Arab land in complete disregard of international resolutions calling on it to withdraw. Israel is constantly expanding its settlements and oppressively denying the Palestinians their fundamental rights. So what kind of international justice is this, and what kind of logic is behind it Rebelling against injustice is legitimate and not terrorist in any way. Is resistance to foreign occupation a form of terrorism. Backwardness breeds poverty and poverty undermines freedom. Is an intifada against backwardness and poverty terrorist. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was trying to make as many gains on the ground as he could in the lead -up to the US presidential elections. Sharon had stymied all international efforts to achieve peace, including the US-backed road map for peace.”
To Learn More: Emile Lahoud
“The Bush Administration must not make any excuses for what Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is doing in the Dec. 2-8 attacks on Palestinians. Sharon and the IDF [Israeli Defense Forces] are determined to kill Arafat and to destroy the Palestinian Authority. We will not
tolerate this. The present government in Israel represents currents inside Israel and abroad that must be judged as clinically insane. Even after the intervention by the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin who warned that unless there was a fundamental change in Israeli policy, the nation would soon cease to exist those same suicidal policies were continued, and were, in fact, the driving factor behind Rabin’s assassination. A government that pursues suicidal policies cannot be treated as sane. If Israel persists in its current policies, somewhere down the line, the result will be the destruction of Israel, and its vilification as a Hitler-like state. The Bush Administration should tell Sharon: Stop this Nazi-like policy toward the Palestinians, or the United States will come at you full force and crush you; such unequivocal action could stop Sharon’s madness.”
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“Fight the Zionistic State of Israel, US imperialism, and the enemies of the Palestinian people in the Arab world. ‘No’ to a two-state solution – support the battle for the liberation of all of Palestine.” Right now, Larsen is battling for his young political life!
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“We are ALL Palestinian”
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“George Bush is just about everything that is repellent in politics President George Bush is the greatest threat to life on this planet that we’ve most probably ever seen. This really is a completely unsupportable government and I look forward to it being overthrown as much as I looked forward to Saddam Hussein being overthrown. You have got this super-patriotic hawk who was a coward when his country was actually involved in a war and has the most venal and corrupt administration since President Harding in the 20s. He is not a legitimate president.”
Bushonianism: Creating a Surreal America
“The purpose of Bushonomics, in the unforgettable words of George Bush Sr., is the continuous consolidation of money and power into higher, tighter and righter hands. But once you have been on a binge, like the Cabal has been, over the last three years, and you have transferred $6 trillion of wealth from the American people into your hands, you have
to take a respite. That transfer mechanism, i.e. Bushonomics, however, cannot continue indefinitely. It has to be punctuated with regimes that will act with fiscal restraint and economic prudence to allow the economy to at least stabilize. Then when the economy is stabilized, you put a Bush or a Cabalist back in to re-rape and re-pillage. This is why I have always maintained that the long-term agenda of the Cabalists is the economic collapse of the United States.”
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AND 583 Israeli Refuseniks
Matar never expected that his sentence would be so harsh. But as the teenage refusenik reports to a military prison today, he says he will draw comfort from the judges’ description of him as a threat to the survival of Israel. Mr Matar is one of five young men starting one-year sentences at No 6 military prison near Haifa. They all refused to serve because they object to the occupation.
“Ever since I came to Congress in 1992, there are those who have been trying to silence my voice. I’ve been told to “sit down and shut up” over and over again. Well, I won’t sit down and I won’t shut up until the full and unvarnished truth is placed before the American people.” Placing troops in Cincinnati Ohio or in Benton Harbor to restore calm and “protect property” is about as helpful for the resolution of the problems of Ohio, or Michigan, or for that matter Black America as it is to place US troops in Liberia to resolve the problems on West Africa’s oil-rich shore. Or, for that matter, in the hot, oil-rich desert sands of Iraq. America must be held accountable for the sick and depraved conditions under which millions of our people now live. I wonder, have I ever seen that word in the corporate press when describing the Bush Administration Now it is a fact that it was the Ashcroft Justice Department that gave law enforcement officials authority to use the no-knock warrant But, I’m wondering where are the no-knock warrants for the Carlyle Group, Enron, DynCorp, Halliburton, Worldcom, HealthSouth, all the off-shore companies that fled our country to avoid paying taxes yet continue to get billions in federal contracts Where are their no-knock warrants”
“Gaining an Empire, Losing Democracy
There is a subtext to what the Bushites are doing as they prepare for war in Iraq. My hypothesis is that President George W. Bush and many conservatives have come to the conclusion that the only way they can save America and get if off its present downslope is to become a regime with a greater military presence and drive toward empire. My fear is that Americans might lose their democracy in the process. The dire prospect that opens, therefore, is that America is going to become a mega-banana republic where the army will have more and more importance in Americans’ lives. It will be an ever greater and greater overlay on the American system. And before it is all over, democracy, noble and delicate as it is, may give way. My long experience with human nature – I’m 80 years old now – suggests that it is possible that fascism, not democracy, is the natural state.”
To Learn More: Norman Mailer
“U.S. wants holocaust Mandela has slammed the U.S. stance on Iraq, saying that “one power with a president who has no foresight, who cannot think properly, is now wanting to plunge the world into a holocaust.”
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9-11 widow Ellen Mariani in her Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) suit seeking to hold President Bush and various government officials accountable for the September 11 attacks, served Bush and top officials in his Administration with a personal summons, the original complaint and the first amended complaint via a federal process server, as required by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. Among those served besides the President, were Vice-President Richard Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General John Ashcroft, Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet, National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, 9-11 Congressional Victim Compensation Fund Special Master Kenneth Feinberg, former Iraqi Dictator Saddam Hussein, Zacarias Moussaoui, and former President George H. W. Bush.
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“Jews rule the world by proxy” and the world’s 1.3 billion Muslims should unite, using non-violent means for a “final victory.”Some are well-disposed toward us. Some even see our enemies as their enemies. Even among the Jews there are many who do not approve of what the Israelis are doing.”
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In a Dixie Chicks concert in London Natalie Maines said that she was “ashamed the president of the United States is from Texas.”
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“…you know it’s ironic we’re fighting for democracy in Iraq because we ultimately aren’t celebrating democracy here. Because anybody who has anything to say against the war or against the president or whatever – is punished, and that’s not democracy – it’s people being intolerant. And you know, everyone’s entitled to their opinion, for or against and that’s what our constitutional rights are supposed to be, that we all have the freedom to express ourselves and voice our dissent if we have that.”
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A controversial former German minister has died in a parachute jump, shortly after parliament voted to lift his immunity over sleaze allegations.Condemned as an anti-Semite in the German media for his outspoken criticism of Israels brutal occupation of Palestine, the
mainstream press chose to portray Mllemanns death as the suicide of a disgraced politician whose career was in ruins. While the media barely mentioned the possibility of murder there is substantial suspicion – and some evidence – of foul play.He resigned from the party
in March after being accused of anti-Semitism in the run-up to last year’s parliamentary elections.Police said Juergen Moellemann, an experienced skydiver, died at an airfield near the town of Marl in his home state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Last year, Mr Moellemann became notorious for making allegedly anti-Semitic remarks.He resigned from the parliamentary group of the FDP in February, and from the party itself the following month. He remained an independent member of parliament.He also issued a leaflet shortly before national elections in which he criticised German Jewish leader Michael Friedman and
Israeli leader Ariel Sharon.
“We live in fictitious times. We live in a time with fictitious election results that elect fictitious presidents. We live in a time when we have a man sending us to war for fictitious reasons. We are against this war, Mr. Bush. Shame on you. Shame on you.”
To Learn More: Michael Moore
“Way back in the 1950’s when I first tasted politics and journalism, Republicans briefly controlled the White House and Congress. With the exception of Joseph McCarthy and his vicious ilk, they were a reasonable lot, presided over by that giant war hero, Dwight Eisenhower, who was conservative by temperament and moderate in the use of power. That brand of Republican is gone. And for the first time in the memory of anyone alive. The entire federal government the Congress, the executive, the courts is united behind a right-wing agenda for which George W. Bush believes he now has a mandate. That agenda includes the power of the state to force pregnant women to surrender control over their own lives. It includes using the taxing power to transfer wealth from working people to the rich. It includes giving corporations a free hand to eviscerate the environment and control the regulatory agencies meant to hold them accountable. And it includes secrecy on a scale you cannot imagine. Above all, it means judges with a political agenda appointed for life. If you like the Supreme Court that put George W. Bush in the White House, you will swoon over whats coming. And if you like God in government, get ready for the Rapture…. So its a heady time in Washington, a heady time for piety, profits and military power, all joined at the hip by ideology and money. Don’t forget the money Republicans out-raised Democrats by $184 million and they came up with the big prize: monopoly control of the American government and the power of the state to turn their radical ideology into the law of the land. Quite a bargain at any price”
To Learn More: Bill Moyers
“Demanded a defense panel for ousted Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein. According to Mujalli, he will be building his case around the illegality of trying him in Iraq or internationally as laid out by the present Iraqi constitution. He is also demanding that both American president Bush and British PM Blair be put on trial for their unlawful occupation of Iraq.” The real intention behind the capture of Saddam is to terrorize the Arab nations and humanity as a whole President Bush and his administration are the ones who should be brought to trial as they are the major threat to world peace added Mujalli.
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First major insider of the Bush administration to launch an attack on the president. “President George W. Bush entered office in January 2001 intent on invading Iraq and was in search of a way to go about it like a blind man in a roomful of deaf people.”
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Investigative reporter Greg Palast has uncovered fraud and corruption in the highest seats of power, exposing the back-room crimes and propaganda lies of the New World Order’s robber barons– from the pirates in the Oval Office to the corporate globalizers steamrolling
the world over. If Britain’s government was selling its nation, corporate America was buying. That’s my main beat: “Inside Corporate America, “This book is largely a compendium of the investigations printed and broadcast overseas, expanded, with the newest information, plus substantial new material for this special edition for the United States. The question remains, why were these stories (and their author) exiled to Europe Where are you, America Don’t you want to know how your president was elected How the IMF spends your money. Mike Isikoff, a Newsweek reporter, suggested an answer. A couple of years ago, he passed me some truly disturbing information on President Clinton, not the usual intern-under-the-desk stuff. I said, “Mike, why don’t you print this” And he said, “Because no one gives a shit.”
To Learn More: Greg Palast
“It is clear to me that there was not an imminent threat from weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Saddam Hussein may have had aspirations to develop such weapons, but, as the interim report indicates, whatever aspirations he had ran well beyond Iraq’s capabilities. Because the threat was not imminent, there was certainly time for more diplomatic efforts to be made before we went to war.”
To Learn More: Nancy Pelosi
“Many of your (BUSH) actions to date and those proposed seem to violate every defining principle of this country over which you preside: intolerance of debate (“with us or against us”), marginalization of your critics, the promoting of fear through unsubstantiated rhetoric,
manipulation of a quick comfort media, and position of your administration’s deconstruction of civil liberties all contradict the very core of the patriotism you claim. You lead, it seems, through a blood-lined sense of entitlement. Take a close look at your most vehement media supporters. See the fear in their eyes as their loud voices of support ring out with that historically disastrous undercurrent of rage and panic masked as “straight tough talk.”
To Learn More: Sean Penn
“The disaster in Iraq is rotting the Blairite establishment. Blair himself appears ever more removed from reality; his latest tomfoolery about the “discovery” of “a huge system of clandestine weapons laboratories,” which even the American viceroy in Baghdad mocked, would be astonishing, were it not merely another of his vapid attempts to justify his crime against humanity. (His crime, and George Bush’s, is clearly defined as “supreme” in the Nuremberg judgment.)”
To Learn More: John Pilger
“Mr. Bush You Are A Liar!
Bush and the White House told the American people over and over again that Iraq was in possession of vast stockpiles of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons. Bush and the White House said over and over again that this was a direct threat to the United States. Bush and the White House told the American people over and over again that Iraq was directly connected to al Qaeda terrorism, and would hand those terrible weapons over to the terrorists the first chance they got. Bush and the White House told Congress the same thing. Very deliberately, Bush and the White House tied a war in Iraq to the attack of September 11. It was all a lie. All of it.”
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“You can’t make a silk purse out of two sows’ ears. We have a House energy bill that will take us backwards very quickly and a Senate energy bill that will take us backwards somewhat more slowly. Neither is what the American people wanted, asked for or need. What we needed was a proposal that would reduce our dependence on oil, that would increase our reliance on renewable energy resources and that would protect and take care of America instead of turning over huge swaths of our country to irresponsible oil, gas and nuclear industries. So, we think the American people need to say to both their senators and their representatives, “Thanks but no thanks.” We’re not going to take this deal. And we’ll continue our conversation with you in the ballot box.”
To Learn More: Carl Pope
“Iraq’s weapons capability must be neutralized as quickly as possible, but that waging war should be considered only as a last resort. Nothing today justifies a war. This region really does not need another war. Russia believes the crisis must be resolved diplomatically. We are against the war. “France and Russia, along with Germany, are among the strongest proponents of a peaceful solution to the Iraq crisis, a position that runs counter to the U.S. warning that “time is running out” for Baghdad to disarm. “The Iraq war would be a “mistake with the most serious consequences”
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“They’ll lie us into yet another war. They’re already debating whether to go to war with Syria, and the neocons have come out with their election year manifesto, declaring that we need to take the fight not only to Syria, but to Iran, Saudi Arabia, and chillingly North
Korea. The neocons, and their nestlings inside the Defense Department and other federal agencies, are nothing if not brazen. What they need is a good smack upside the head!”
To Learn More: Justin Raimondo
The Record report blasts President Bush for claiming that Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaida were “a single, undifferentiated terrorist threat ..”Pentagon officials dismissed Record’s findings, arguing that the respected scholar is entitled to his opinion. And whose opinion on
terrorism does the Pentagon value That of George W. Bush – our most incurious president ever. Members of the Army War College, of which Record is one, publish must-read studies on military and national security issues”
To Learn More: Jeffrey Record
“Rumsfeld now threatens Syria and Iran. China now plans to bolster its military and crack down on dissent in order to prepare for a confrontation with the US Hegemony. France, Russia, Germany, China, Mexico and the citizens of the world have condemned us. Even our nearest neighbor, Canada, has an unexampled fear and loathing of its southern neighbor. What lengths will we go Do we assemble Of course–with or without permits. Do we argue with detractors: Of course! We, and not they, have the facts and morality on our side. Do we make our dissent loud, clear and constant. YES. Do we stand in front of military convoys when they drive in our very streets even though these very same trucks may not reach Iraq itself YES! Do we make the city governments pay a few million more to stop the 70 plus billion dollar Bush war of aggression: HELL YES!!! Do we stand in the way of business as usual and demand a change of course! We must! We must undo the Bush coup! And we must stop the Bush juggernaut before it is Dubya Dubya III!”
To Learn More: Michael Rectenwald
Her favorite subjects these days are the hypocritical troika of Bush, Rumsfeld and Ashcroft and what she believes to be the short-sighted nature of post-Sept. 11 hyper-patriotism. George W. Bush’s public speaking style — “Like a drunk trying to look sober.”
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That’s the description many listeners use when trying to describe this indescribable host and his most unusual nightly voyages into what he terms ‘conversational journalism.’ Jeff refers to his program as ‘the end of the line…a detour to reality’ and, night after night, presents
riveting, mind-stretching information and truly unforgettable guests. Often searingly politically incorrect, and intellectually daring, Jeff brings forth a prolific array of topics which routinely leave listeners mesmerized. This is NOT a ‘talk show’ – it is intelligent, discovery radio at its finest and produces material which is not only vital but addictive, compelling and life-changing. There is a special energy and intensity here unlike that found on ANY other program. Interview/Michael Rivero – What Really Happened
“The controversial weapons inspector says Saddam’s weapons of mass destruction are largely disarmed, the “Iraqi threat” is built on a framework of lies and President Bush has betrayed the American people.”
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“The truth is “hate speech” only to those who have something to hide”
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“And then came the speech: You are either with us or against us. And the bombing began. And the old paradigm was restored as our leader encouraged us to show our patriotism by shopping and by volunteering to join groups that would turn in their neighbor for any suspicious behavior. In the 19 months since 9-11, we have seen our democracy
compromised by fear and hatred. Basic inalienable rights, due process, the sanctity of the home have been quickly compromised in a climate of fear. A unified American public has grown bitterly divided, and a world population that had profound sympathy and support for us has grown contemptuous and distrustful, viewing us as we once viewed the Soviet Union, as a rogue state.”
To Learn More: Tim Robbins
“The only way out for the administration is to make sure that Iraq’s next government is anything but sovereign. It must be pliant enough to ratify the CPA’s illegal laws, which will then be celebrated as the happy marriage of free markets and free people. Once that happens, it will be too late: the contracts will be locked in, the deals done and the occupation of Iraq permanent. Which is why anti-war forces must use this fast-closing window to demand that the next Iraqi government be free from the shackles of these reforms. It’s too late to stop the war, but it’s not too late to deny Iraq’s invaders the myriad economic prizes they went to war to collect in the first place. It’s not too late to cancel the contracts and ditch the deals.”
To Learn More: Naomi Klein