Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Today Was Andrew Johnson Impeachment Day; Tomorrow Should Be Bush Cheney Indictment Day!

Today Was Andrew Johnson Impeachment Day; Tomorrow Should Be Bush Cheney Indictment Day!



"The action I am taking is no more than a radical measure to hasten the explosion of truth and justice. I have but one passion: to enlighten those who have been kept in the dark, in the name of humanity which has suffered so much and is entitled to happiness. My fiery protest is simply the cry of my very soul. Let them dare, then,
to bring me before a court of law and let the enquiry take place in
broad daylight!"

- Emile Zola, J'accuse! (1898) –

“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude
than the animating contest of freedom, — go from us in peace. We ask
not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed
you. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and
may posterity forget
that ye were our countrymen!”

-Sam Adams-



 Full Impeach, Indict, And Prosecute Posting:


Camus Cafe Political Coffee House: Virginia Alert: It Is Time To ...
By Ed. Dickau 
After reading the book it becomes obvious that
 impeachment, even if it was "on the table," was not justice. Source: http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/143772/index.php. "Bugliosi meticulously lays out a case against George W. Bush for purposefully ... Dear Ed. Dickau, Thank you for signing my petition at BushTruthCommission.com, urging Congress to consider the establishment of a truth and reconciliation commission to investigate Bush-Cheney Administration abuses. ...
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      Indict Bush Now.org       




America needs new leadership -notmytribe.com
By Tony Logan 
Dennis Loo, co-author of Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney states the case as the following. 'Constituting a new legitimate authority from outside of the ranks of the existing leadership class and the major organs ...
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The rise of ‘socialism for the 21st century’ « Dandelion Salad
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“For us there is no valid definition of socialism other than the abolition of the exploitation of one human being by another”, insisted Argentinean-born revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara at the Afro-Asian Conference in Algeria, 1965.


That one quote should make it clear that the “socialism” Che, whose famous image is still seen on banners and T-shirts at protests around the world, fought for has little to do with the desperate state interventions and partial nationalizations carried out by panicked governments in the US and Europe recently.


Much has been made of the supposed conversion to “socialism” by previously militant free marketers, however these actions are simply temporary measures brought on by the most severe economic crisis since the Great Depression.


It is about saving capitalism, and any interests taken over by pro-corporate governments will be given back to corporate hands once it is profitable again.


When Guevara spoke of creating socialism, he spoke of fighting for a system dramatically different to the one that we live under today, in which the economy is owned and run by a corporate elite according to one principle only: how to maximise profits.


The concept of such a humane alternative was supposed to be buried when the bureaucratic dictatorships that took the name socialism collapse in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe in the 1990s.


Yet, a December 4 article in the London New Statesman wrote of growing support for left-wing parties across Europe: “At the beginning of the century, the chances of socialism making a return looked close to zero. Yet now, all around Europe, the red flag is flying again….


Gentle persuasion ensures home grown demand for US debt
Reuters - USA
As if the US Treasury-primary dealer connection were not complicated enough, there might be a new arrival at the party: the Federal Reserve. ...
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Liberal Coalition Says Forget the Truth Commission, Bring on the Special Prosecutor


By Elana Schor - February 24, 2009


Washington has been dominated for weeks by the debate over forming an independent "truth and reconciliation commission" to uncover details about human rights and civil liberties abuses committed during the Bush administration. Prominent Democrats from Sen. Patrick Leahy (VT) to Rep. John Conyers (MI) to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (CA) have indicated their support for the concept.

But one day after Barack Obama's Pentagon was lambasted by human rights groups for reporting that conditions are humane, a coalition of liberal advocacy groups is done with taking it slow. In a statement released this morning, the 20-plus groups ask Attorney General Eric Holder to directly appoint a special prosecutor to probe former Bush administration officials.

It remains to be seen whether today's statement will move minds in Congress, where the "truth commission" plan remains controversial. Still, this call is a perfect illustration of John Judis' recent message to the American left: Expand the playing field, and do not let the White House be the most left-leaning force in the capital.

The full statement is after the jump:

We urge Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a non-partisan independent Special Counsel to immediately commence a prosecutorial investigation into the most serious alleged crimes of former President George W. Bush, former Vice President Richard B. Cheney, the attorneys formerly employed by the Department of Justice whose memos sought to justify torture, and other former top officials of the Bush Administration.

Our laws, and treaties that under Article VI of our Constitution are the supreme law of the land, require the prosecution of crimes that strong evidence suggests these individuals have committed. Both the former president and the former vice president have confessed to authorizing a torture procedure that is illegal under our law and treaty obligations. The former president has confessed to violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.

We see no need for these prosecutions to be extraordinarily lengthy or costly, and no need to wait for the recommendations of a panel or "truth" commission when substantial evidence of the crimes is already in the public domain. We believe the most effective investigation can be conducted by a prosecutor, and we believe such an investigation should begin immediately.

Signed By:

Center for Constitutional Rights

The National Lawyers Guild

American Freedom Campaign Action Fund

High Road for Human Rights Advocacy Project

After Downing Street


Gold Star Families for Peace

Ann Wright, retired US Army Reserve Colonel and US diplomat

Delaware Valley Veterans for America

Voters for Peace

Wisconsin Impeachment / Bring Our Troops Home Coalition

Backbone Campaign

CODE PINK: Women for Peace

Velvet Revolution

Justice Through Music

Progressive Democrats of America

Brad Blog

Cities for Peace

National Accountability Network

Northeast Impeachment Coalition

Republicans for Impeachment

Op Ed News

Marcus Raskin, cofounder of Institute for Policy Studies, member of editorial board of The Nation, member of the special staff of the National Security Council in Kennedy Administration

The Progressive

Peace Team

Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS)

Defending Dissent Foundation

Grassroots America

Media Freedom Foundation/Project Censored

Peace Action

Grandmothers Against the War

World Can't Wait

United for Peace and Justice

Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space

War Crimes Times

Veterans for Peace 099

Veterans for Peace 26

Veterans for Peace

Naomi Wolf, author of "End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot," and "Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries"

Iraq Veterans Against the War

Daniel Ellsberg, Truth-Telling Project


Out of Congress and still out of work - MashGet
By Andrew 
Dick Cheney and Alberto Gonzales Indicted in Private Prison Case in Texas A Texas judge has set an arraignment date for Friday for Vice President Dick Cheney and former Attorney General Alberto ... Alberto Gonzales Resigns. press statement on resignation, ... Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, July 24 2007. Impeach Gonzales, Part 2: The ... Petition: http://impeachgonzales.org/ It's time for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to go. Bush won't fire him -- but YOU can. ...
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On This Day: President Andrew Johnson Impeached


Andrew Johnson was sworn in as president afterPresident Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865. Lincoln, a Republican, had chosen Johnson, a Democrat who served as military governor of Tennessee, as his running mate for re-election in 1864. Lincoln picked Johnson because he was a southerner who supported the war and was loyal to the Union.

The main issue facing Johnson was how toreadmit the Southern states that had seceded. He opposed military rule over Confederate states, pardoned rebel soldiers and returned property to rebels. He also vetoed two bills passed by the Republican-controlled Congress that established rights for freed slaves.

Johnson’s Reconstruction policies angered many Republicans and gave rise to the Republicans’ radical wing. As the conflict between Johnson and Congress intensified, the radicals looked for a reason to have Johnson removed from office.

Their opportunity came when Johnson dismissed Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, a holdover from Lincoln’s cabinet, without the permission of Congress, which voted 35 to six against the move. Johnson, knowing that he would be violating the Tenure of Office Act if he replaced Stanton, decided on Feb. 21, 1868, to name a new secretary of war. 

Just three days later, Feb. 24, the House voted 126 to 47 to impeach Johnson for violation of the Tenure of Office Act and other “high crimes and misdemeanors,” the first time in U.S. history that the president was impeached.

The Senate impeachment trial of Johnson began March 30, 1868, with Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase presiding. After a six-week trial, the Senate held its vote on whether to remove Johnson from office and install Ben Wade, president pro tempore of the Senate, in his place.

Needing 36 votes to impeach, the prosecution had 35 votes committed when Sen. Edmund Ross of Kansas, an undecided voter, was called. Historian David Dewitt writes, “The whole audience listens for the coming answer as it would have listened for the crack of doom.  And the answer comes, full, distinct, definite, unhesitating and unmistakable. The words ‘Not Guilty’ sweep over the assembly, and, as one man, the hearers fling themselves back into their seats; the strain snaps; the contest ends; impeachment is blown into the air.”


Edmund G Ross Fact and Fiction

Till his dying day, Ross continued to paint himself as a martyr. He wrote numerous articles as well as a book etching his self-serving version of events into the historical record. In a passage later quoted by Kennedy, Ross wrote in his 1896 memoir: "I almost literally looked down into my open grave. Friendships, position, fortune, everything that makes life desirable to an ambitious man were about to be swept away by the breath of my mouth, perhaps forever." This grandiose account was adopted almost uncritically by his biographer, Edward Bumgardner, and then by Kennedy, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning sampler of hagiographies cemented it in the public mind. (Click here for more.






Bureau of Engraving & Printing

FastSigns, Sir Speedy, Kinkos

Capitol Hill Hospital

AlAnon, Viagra, Rogaine

Department of the Interior

Martha Stewart Living

Department of Labor Bldg


Department of State


Federal Reserve Bank

CitiBank, Bank of America, Chase, Merryl Lynch, et all

Government Printing Office

Epson, Lexmark, Minolta

Health & Human Services Building

Blue Cross, Humana, AARP

Library of Congress


Lincoln Memorial


National Archives & Records Administration Building

Memorex, Xerox, Seagate, Maxtor, LaCie

National Gallery of Art

Art Instruction Schools (the “Can you Draw Blinky?” guys)

National Air & Space Museum

Boeing, Northrop-Grumman


Boeing, General Dynamics, Northrop-Grumman, Rockwell, TRW,

Tidal Basin


Washington Monument

Cialis, Bill Clinton Presidential Library

Watergate Complex

MoveOn.org, Daily Koz, Huffington Post

U.S. Botanic Gardens

MiracleGro, Home Depot

U.S. Capitol Building

LULAC, Rainbow Coalition, NAACP, UAW, PETA, Greenpeace

U.S. Patent Office


U.S. Post Office

FedEx, UPS

U.S. Supreme Court

LegalZoom.com, BinderAndBinder.com

U. S. Treasury

Intuit, TurboTax

White House

Harpo Productions/Oprah/O Magazine



The Struggle Over 'Net Neutrality'
Law.com - San Francisco,CA,USA
They were supported by such diverse groups as independent producers and musicians, the Christian Coalition, MoveOn.org, Consumers Union and file-sharing ...
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It's Time To Overrule The Supreme Court

Overturning Buckley V. Valeo Is An Essential Step Toward Enabling A Democratic Republic

By Jeff Milchen


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