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Week of June 06 2005
CBS News Optimistic About Iraq FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) reports on a CBS Evening News broadcast that seems a little too optimistic about the situation in Iraq. And this isn't the first time. Read the article and then contact CBS to let them know what you think. (contact info at the end of the article)
The Other Bomb Drops Read the article by Jeremy Scahill on The Nation regarding new evidence citing increased bombing raids on Iraq's "no-fly zones" in the second half of 2002.
After Downing Street A coalition of activists groups has created a new web site calling for an investigation into whether President Bush has committed impeachable offenses in connection
with the Iraq war in light of the British memo containing minutes
of a secret July 2002 meeting with British Prime Minister Tony Blair and his top
national security officials. After Downing Street contains links to contact your representatives as well as U.S. media outlets, who have largely ignored the memo.
Expansion of Patriot Act Closed door meetings are being held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding renewing and expanding the Patriot Act. Among the most disturbing changes is the "administrative subpoena", which would grant FBI agents the authority to issue subpoenas without appearing before a judge. Read more about the issues on the ACLU web site and demand open, public hearings.
Extremist Judicial Nominations
Two of the most extreme judicial nominees, Janice Rogers Brown and William Pryor, will soon be up for a vote due to the compromise over the filibuster. Contact your senators and ask them to vote against these two lifetime appointments. See the PFAW web site for more information on Brown and Pryor, as well as other extremist nominees.
Stop John Bolton A vote on the nomination of John Bolton as UN Ambassador will likely take place on June 7. Contact your senators to urge them to vote against the nomination or send them an email via the Act for Change web site. For more information on John Bolton, see the StopBolton.org web site created by Citizens for Global Solutions.
Shut Down Guantánamo Sign the Act for Change petition calling on President Bush to shut down the Guantánamo prisoner of war camp, referred to as the "gulag of our times" by Amnesty International. Contact members of the
Senate Judiciary and Foreign Relations committees urging them to shut
down Guantánamo and either try the remaining 540 detainees or release them.
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Photo of a school in Yemen bombed by Saudi Arabian jets supplied by the U.S. and fueled in the air by the U.S. Air Force.
Tell Trump to STOP THIS CARNAGE, not fuel it! Click here.
Also participate in the CodePink email and/or phone initiative:
Click here to sign a petition, to put an end to the sanctions against Syria - their only effect is to take a terrible toll on the population, causing them to migrate! And click here to see the video by the Italian Committee to lift sanctions against Syria.
Did someone tell you that U.S. military intervention in Iraq was over? Not true: we're at it again. This time the pretext to drop bombs is "curbing ISIS" (which was created by the U.S. in the first place, to overturn al-Malaki in Iraq and then Assad in Syria, and is now out of hand.
Like what happened to "our" creature al Qaeda in Afghanistan). And the death toll continues to rise...
Write your senators and tell them: "Enough! U.S. out!! Iraq has shown it can curb ISIS by itself!"