Aug. 21: Cindy Sheehan is setting her sights on President Barack Obama’s policies in Iraq and Afghanistan. Cindy Sheehan joins msnbc’s Dylan Ratigan and a panel to discuss her effort.

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Doc Spotlight: The Future of Food

http://www.thefutureoffood.com/

Watch it here

Shot on location in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, THE FUTURE OF FOOD examines the complex web of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corporations (like Monsanto) seek to control the world’s food system.

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Learn More about Monsanto:

  1. EPA: a “potentially responsible party” for 56 contaminated sites (Superfund sites) in the United States.
  2. Terminator seed controversy – a suicide technology. Can you imagine what this suicide gene will do if it pollutes crops around the world? The promoters say it won’t outcross. But of course it does.
  3. Since the mid-1990s, Monsanto it has sued some 150 US farmers for patent infringement in connection with its GE seed. Some of the farmers had the seed blown across property lines, off of a truck for example, where it contaminated the crops and seed stock that in some cases took a lifetime to create or was handed down from generations. US courts have ruled in favor of Monsanto in such cases. Read about the Nelson Farm.

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“As we move on into this so-called biotech revolution and we start producing more and more transgenic manipulations, we’ll start seeing pieces of DNA interacting with each other in ways that are totally unpredictable…

I think this is probably the largest biological experiment humanity has ever entered into.”

– Ignacio Chapela

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For People Unclear on the Concept:

from: afterdowningstreet.org

The crimes and abuses: ignoring and failing to respond to threats of terrorism, misspending funds, misleading Congress, creating false propaganda, invading Iraq in violation of Constitution, UN Charter, and HJRes 114, establishing bases and seeking to control resources, allowing energy companies to secretly make policy, providing immunity to mercenaries, wasting funds on war profiteers, detention without charge, rendition, torture, murder, imprisoning children, creating secret laws, using military domestically, spying without warrant, rewriting laws with signing statements, undermining preparedness for natural disasters and destroying economy through military waste, politicizing the Justice Department, ordering obstruction of justice, blocking prosecutions with bogus claims of “state secrets,” et cetera, et cetera.

The Way Forward on Holding the Bush/Cheney Administration Accountable

“While both men are clearly guilty of war crimes, and have in fact admitted to willful violation of international law and the US Criminal Code relating to torture and treatment of captives, and while Bush has admitted to the felony of willfully violating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), and while a good case of defrauding Congress could be made against both men with regard to their claims made to justify the invasion of Iraq, not to mention a host of other crimes large and small, I think it is clear that the new administration of President Barack Obama does not want to be seen trying to put the president and vice president in the slammer (where they so deserve to be). For better or worse, Obama has decided to pursue a less confrontational politics in Washington.

That said, I would argue that there can be a good case made, both legally and politically, for the convening of a Truth & Reconciliation Commission, which could put all key people in the last administration on the stand and under oath and klieg lights to explain just what they did and why.”

Read full article here: thiscantbehappening.net

Take action: call your congressional representatives: Capitol Hill Switchboard: (202) 224-2131 , (800) 828-0498

Willacy County Indicts Vice President

newschannel5.tv | Tuesday, November 18, 2008

“Other political officials also indicted.

Raymondville – District Attorney Juan Guerra has brought indictments against several key political officials.

The indictments have not been made public, but NEWSCHANNEL 5 has learned Vice President Dick Cheney, former Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez, Texas State Senator Eddie Lucio Junio, Judge Migdalia Lopez, Judge Janet Leal, and Willacy County District Clerk Gilbert Lozano were among those indicted.

Some of the attorneys involved say they plan to file motions to quash the indictments.”

Watch the video at the source
UPDATE 5/12/09: Why would they remove this article and video from their web site? Did Cheney get to them?

Congress Must Debate The Implications Of A Bush Self-Pardon

Many people have been asking us, “Could Bush actually pardon
himself?”. Would it be despicable? Sure it would. Would it be
shameless and cowardly? Yes, that and that too. But all those
adjectives fit Bush like O.J.’s glove before it shrunk from being
soaked completely in blood. Which means he is absolutely is planning
on doing it.

And only impeachment could stop it. We need to talk about this. We
need Congress to talk about this. And Congress is in session this
week, so we need you to speak out this week while there is still
time.

Impeach Now Action Page: http://www.usalone.com/impeach_now.php

Tens of thousands of you submitted the action page on this last week.
Do it again. Please speak out again while we still can. There is
already a drum beat in the right wing media calling on Bush to pardon
his whole administration. Only our voices can raise the price of such
action so that there would be real consequences.

We have not given up, and will never give up hope on justice. We will
be taking delivery of another huge shipment of the “Impeach Both!!!”
caps that are still so popular. But this might be the last batch. So
if you want to demonstrate your support for impeachment, please
request yours now from the return page of the action page submission.

Impeach Now Action Page: http://www.usalone.com/impeach_now.php

Will Congress now act? That is not the yardstick of the worth of our
activism. We speak out because we must speak out, whether we are
heeded or not. Let history record that we spoke out until the last
minute to the eternal shame of those who did not. Because when enough
of us speak out at once, the worst thing that can possibly happen is
that we are building the progressive base for the REAL change of the
future.

So Bush most certainly is planning on pardoning himself. And all the
right wing lock down ideologues in the corporate controlled media
will call it “healing”. Let’s all make nice with war criminals? Shall
we all make nice with the gang rape of our economy, our environment
and our Constitution? We think not.

And one more thing. You know that come January 20th the right wing
will start calling for the impeachment of our new president, over a
endless litany of the most ridiculous of trivial trifles. In fact it
has already started even though he has not even taken office. If they
are so hot on impeaching someone, let them speak out now, when it
truly is called for, or shut the hell up in 65 days.

Please take action NOW, so we can win all victories that are supposed
to be ours, and forward this alert as widely as possible.

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Federal Judge Compels Testimony from Mike Connell

thejournal.epluribusmedia.net

Columbus, Ohio: With only a couple more days until the nation votes, the news from yesterday’s federal court hearing in Cleveland that Mike Connell, an IT expert who was working for then-Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell in Ohio on election nights in 2004 and 2006, will come in to testify on what he knows about the computer architecture setup on those election nights and whether Bush wrongfully won Ohio and a second term in the White House and whether such systems still exist, is as nail biting as any final episode of “24” when anti-terrorist maverick agent Jack Bauer saves the day by neutralizing a nuclear bomb from exploding.