Saturday, July 26, 2008

Kucinich's fight to impeach bush

Kucinich's fight to impeach bush

Kucinich Gets His Day

The Dark Side

Jane Mayer on David Lettermam

Friday, July 25, 2008

Impeachment Hearing

'Imperial presidency' hearing to feature 13 witnesses

The House Judiciary Committee has released a witness list for its hearing to examine "the imperial presidency" of George W. Bush.

Testifying Friday morning will be Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has introduced several resolutions calling for President Bush's and Vice President Dick Cheney's impeachment; former Rep. Bob Barr, the Libertarian presidential candidate who led the charge to impeach Bill Clinton in 1998; Vincent Bugliosi, author of the just-released book The Prosecution of George W. Bush for Murder; and 10 other current and former members of Congress, constitutional experts and human rights activists.

Kagro X has much more...

10:00 A.M. in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building

friday reads

ACLU: Memos authorized torture

As long as CIA agents could convince themselves they were not deliberately inflicting severe pain or suffering on detainees, they were free to do virtually anything in their questioning of suspected terrorists, including waterboarding. Furthermore, the agents' belief they weren't in fact torturing their captives didn't even need to be "reasonable."

These are the implications of a controversial August 2002 memo from the Justice Department to the CIA that was released Thursday. The American Civil Liberties Union obtained several internal Bush administration documents it says authorizes the CIA to torture detainees.

“These documents supply further evidence, if any were needed, that the Justice Department authorized the CIA to torture prisoners in its custody,” Jameel Jaffer, Director of the ACLU National Security Project, said in a news release. “The Justice Department twisted the law, and in some cases ignored it altogether, in order to permit interrogators to use barbaric methods that the U.S. once prosecuted as war crimes.”

An Argentine ex-army officer has been sentenced to life in prison for the 1977 kidnapping, torture and murder of four leftwing activists.

U.S. foreclosure filings more than doubled in the second quarter from a year earlier as falling home prices left borrowers owing more on mortgages than their properties were worth.

Hullabaloo: Political Participation - The Real Fascism

Scott Horton: New Allegations of Prosecutorial Misconduct in the Siegelman Case

Just four days after escaping a federal minimum-security work camp, Internet "Spam King" Eddie Davidson fatally shot his wife and child and wounded a teenage girl before turning the gun on himself.

Navy chaplain faces rape, assault charges.

friday random ten

Photo by Ryan McManus

Håkan Hellström - Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg

Vi Två, 17 År
Håkan Hellström
Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg (2000)

Straitjacket Fits - Down in Splendour

Seeing U Fled (live)
Straitjacket Fits
Down in Splendour

The Awkward Stage - Heaven Is for Easy Girls

The Morons Are Winning
The Awkward Stage
Heaven Is for Easy Girls (2006)

Arcade Fire - 2001 Demo

My Mind Is a Freeway
Arcade Fire
2001 Demos

Bikini Kill - Reject All American

For Only
Bikini Kill
Reject All American (1996)

The Ugly Beats - Bring on the Beats!

Don't, Girl
The Ugly Beats
Bring On the Beats! (2004)

OOIOO - Taiga

Taiga (2006)

Broken Social Scene - You Forgot It in People

Anthems for a Seventeen Year-Old Girl
Broken Social Scene
You Forgot It In People (2002)

Wolf Parade - Wolf Parade

Disco Sheets
Wolf Parade
Wolf Parade EP (2005)

Okkervil River - Golden Opportunities Mixtape

Do What You Gotta Do
Okkervil River
Golden Opportunities Mixtape (2007)

Bonus tracks:

The Boxing Lesson - Wild Streaks & Windy Days

The Boxing Lesson
Wild Streaks & Windy Days (2008)

The Wedding Present - Bizarro

The Wedding Present
Bizarro (1989)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

This is our moment. This is our time.

“A World that Stands as One”
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama. July 24, 2008. Berlin, Germany


AP Photo/Markus Schreiber


AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong

Meanwhile, back at the Sausage Haus.

thursday reads

A national group alleged Wednesday that Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., is forcing soldiers to participate in a weekly religious event, a program that has been mentioned in a federal lawsuit in Kansas.

Jeremy Scahill: Blackwater Is Here to Stay

The Douchebag of Liberty involved in hit and run.
Statement from Joe and Valerie Wilson on Novak’s hit and run:

Our sympathies go out to the victim of Novak’s action. Once again Novak has demonstrated his callous disregard for the rights of others, as well as his chronic inability to accept responsibility for his actions.

We have long argued that responsible adults should take Novak’s typewriter away. The time has arrived for them to also take away the keys to his Corvette.

Speaking of douchebags...

Scott Horton has Six Questions for Former U.S. Attorney David Iglesias

Juan Cole: A Social History of the Surge

Obama in Deutschland

Is Obama secretly Amish?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

wednesday reads

Elizabeth de la Vega: Our National Water Policy…Oh, Wait, We Don't Have One

Numerian: Who is Really to Blame for the Financial Crisis?

Yes. A new Church Committee-style investigation would be nice.

Movable Border Wall and Clown Cars

The Secure Border Fence Act passed in 2006, but the Department of Homeland Security only just realized that the homeland has an international water treaty with Mexico that prohibits the building of fences in the Rio Grande Valley’s floodplain.

DHS’ solution? A movable fence, of course. Can’t wait to see which private company gets the fat contract to move the fence before major flooding events. The more I read, the more I expect a Volkswagen to pull up with 17 clowns and Michael Chertoff crammed inside. Would anyone be surprised?

David Zirin: COINTELPRO Comes to My Town

Preznit bu$h to Divorce over Drunkensess and Infidelity

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barack Obama's Elitist Summer Abroad

tuesday reads

Radovan Karadzic to be transfered to the UN war crimes court in The Hague.

The judge in the first Guantanamo Bay trial barred evidence yesterday that interrogators obtained from Osama bin Laden's driver, ruling he was subjected to "highly coercive" conditions in Afghanistan. (more at emptywheel)

Scott Horton: The Misdirection


John McCain's map of the Middle East. Speaking of McCain, he has a new post up over at Jesus' General.

The Rude One gets tossed out of a right wing bloggers conference.

The Austin American RealEstatesman scrubs front-page Netroots Nation story.

Awesome. Literary magazine Barrelhouse launches new issue with a roller derby theme.

Monday, July 21, 2008

monday reads

The first Guantanamo war crimes trial began today with a not guilty plea from a former driver and alleged bodyguard for Osama bin Laden.

Chris Hedges: So Goes the Newsroom, the Empire and the World

The decline of newspapers is not about the replacement of the antiquated technology of news print with the lightning speed of the Internet. It does not signal an inevitable and salutary change. It is not a form of progress. The decline of newspapers is about the rise of the corporate state, the loss of civic and public responsibility on the part of much of our entrepreneurial class and the intellectual poverty of our post-literate world, a world where information is conveyed primarily through rapidly moving images rather than print.

Tomgram: William Astore, Generation Warfighters

Africom to begin "active security" missions in September.

Larisa Alexandrovna: How the GOP Framed Gov. Don Siegelman

Sam Seder interviews Gov. Sielgelman at Netroots Nation.

Congratulations to Michael Shaw for being awarded the first annual Gilliard Grant of Merit.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

sunday reads

Frank Rich: It’s the Economic Stupidity, Stupid

Iraqui Leader Stirs up US Campaign

Obama is pleased, but McCain certainly is not. In an interview with SPIEGEL, Iraqi Prime Minister al-Maliki expressed support for Obama's troop withdrawal plans. Despite a half-hearted retraction, the comments have stirred up the US presidential campaign. SPIEGEL stands by its version of the conversation.

Soldiers recount deadly attack on Afghanistan outpost

Bill Moyers and Michael Winship: Mother's Milk of Politics Turns Sour

"We're fucked."

Melissa del Bosque: Pardon the Constitutional Dust

Ronnie Cummins: Netroots Nation at the Crossrads

Dublin 'like Chicago in the 1920s'

It's going to be an interesting fête nationale in Brussels this year.

Luna - 23 Minutes In Brussels from the farewell tour documentary Tell Me Do You Miss Me