Today's Reason To Drive Out the Bush Regime

Sunday, October 30, 2005

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Saturday, October 29, 2005

George Bush on the indictment
of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby:
"In our system, each individual
is presumed innocent, and
entitled to due process and
a fair trial."

(Detainees at Guantanamo Bay, held without charges
or due process indefinitely, and subjected to
torture and inhumane treatment)

(Jose Padilla, US citizen,
illegaly detained and held
without charges or due
process since June 9,
2002, at the whim of
President Bush)

George Bush on Jose Padilla:

"Trust me, he's a bad guy."

The World Can’t Wait!
Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize November 2nd!

The indictment of Irving "Scooter" Libby yesterday barely scratches the surface of an illegitimate, illegal and utterly immoral war consciously built on lies. And now the pundits are already talking about a plea bargain to "spare the nation" the supposed ordeal of having the full story come out, and even talking about how Karl Rove is "off the hook." Can we allow the war criminals responsible for the carnage in Iraq to get "off the hook?" Can we sit back now and "let things take their course" - which can only mean allowing this administration to bolt more firmly into place their agenda of world domination abroad and a fascist reconfiguration of society within the U.S.? Bush and Cheney have already shown, through their responses yesterday, that they are going to press forward even more determinedly now.

The indictment of Libby is like a crack in their facade. Do we let them mend the crack, which could even enable them to knit it back more strongly? Or do we act decisively - NOW - to split it open further?

The choice is ours. Take these next few days and put everything you have in November 2.


Friday, October 28, 2005

The Miers withdrawal (forced by theocrats). . . the indictments for lying in a regime that knows nothing BUT lies. . . the conflicts bursting out into the open. . .there is an opening here, people. But it won't last forever. Shame on us if we sit on our butts and let Bush recoup!

Take this weekend and tell everyone you know about World Can't Wait/Drive Out the Bush Regime. Donate all you can. And get ready to begin a new day on November 2.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

On the withdrawal of Harriet Miers’ nomination to the Supreme Court:

While Harriet Miers is no champion of the fundamental rights of the people, the withdrawal of her nomination is extremely ominous.

Simply put, Miers was forced to step down because the hardcore base of the bush regime demands an even more aggressive, rapid, and openly fascist remaking of society. Faced with mounting difficulties, bush has signaled that he will now move even more quickly and forcefully in this direction.

The Miers withdrawal drives home the urgent need for people to be in the streets Nov. 2nd, the anniversary of Bush's re-election, raising the slogan “Drive Out the Bush Regime.” Silence and paralysis are NOT acceptable. Unless people mount a decisive challenge to this whole direction – NOW – we will find ourselves in a far worse position once the dust clear on this nomination.

At the same time, the fact that people do not want this fascist overhaul of society underlines the real possibility to drive out the bush regime, repudiate his political program, and reverse the whole direction he has been taking society. This can only happen through the mobilization of millions of people who know in their hearts that in fact they must, and are coming to see that they can, change the course of history through their own independent historical action.

November 2nd it begins.


Wednesday, October 26, 2005

2,000 US troops dead in Iraq.
100,000 Iraqis killed.
And now Bush is threatening Syria and Iran.

"Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights."

This must be stopped.
The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize Noember 2!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

The Democrats have a brilliant strategy for going up against Bush and all he represents:

Pretend to be Bush, but a better, more competent version. So the Democrats now choose anti-abortion politicians to run for high office, or even to be their Senate majority leader. But don't worry - that's their strategy for preserving abortion rights.

And the Democratic leadership supports the war in Iraq, opposing any demands to pull out. But don't worry - that's their strategy for actually getting the U.S. out of Iraq.

And the Democratic senators vote (unanimously) to extend the Patriot Act, and refuse to oppose wholesale violations of what were once considered to be fundamental rights. But don't worry - that's their strategy for defending those rights.

And Bush and Frist say we need "intelligent design" taught in the schools to counter the theory of evolution, and the Democrats say. . . well, what do the Democrats say, anyway? Oh, we get it - if we just stay silent, then that will defend science against religious suppression.

Face it - strategies like this take you to the death camps.



Monday, October 24, 2005

Where is the major Democratic politician who demands a pullout from Iraq? Kerry and Clinton both support the war, and not a single Democratic office-holder spoke at the September 24 antiwar actions.

Where is the major Democratic politician who opposes the Patriot Act? The Senate Democrats unanimously voted to extend the Patriot Act this past summer. And not one has spoken out against the dangerous precedent-setting detention of Jose Padilla - an American citizen held without charges for over three years, strictly on the say-so of Bush.

Where is the Democratic politician who calls out the torture committed by the U.S. for what it is? The only one who came close was Illinois Senator Dick Durbin - and he had to make a humiliating, tearful, public recantation and "apology" to the troops for doing so.

Where is the major Democratic politician who dares to oppose the Nazi-style Republican hate-mongering against gay marriage? Kerry refused to do so in the 2004 campaign - in fact, he actually came out for a ban on gay marriage in Massachusetts. Clinton the First signed the anti-gay Defense of Marriage Act, and Clinton Number Two has been mum on this.

Where is the major Democratic politician who speaks plainly against the takeover of public discourse and public institutions by religious extremists and, yes, fascists? There are none; to the contrary, Hillary Clinton calls for "common ground" and "reconciliation."

Where, for that matter, is the major Democratic contender who will unapologetically defend the right to abortion? Or who will dare to call out Bush's actions on Katrina what they are - murder, whether by negligence or design or both?

The list goes on. If you truly want to reverse the direction of this country, why would you depend on people who don't even promise you that they will do that? Who show, quite frankly, not the slightest interest in taking on these fascists? If you truly want to reverse the direction of this country B if you truly allow yourself to come to grips with the threat posed by the Bush Regime B you have no alternative but to make independent historical action.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

Lately we've heard people assure us that the Bush regime is coming apart, that he and his regime are finished. Sometimes people say this as if to downplay the need for mass action.

Wake up. Unless he is driven out, Bush controls the most powerful state in the world for the next three years. Even during this time when he has been "on the ropes", he has done tremendous damage - the outrages around Katrina (including using the relief effort to further fund and build up his base of fanatical Christian fascist clergy), the new threats of military action against Syria, the nomination of Harriet Miers, etc.

Bush can do what Daniel Ellsberg has warned against - allow another 911-type incident and use it to institute a draft and bring in rules that would, in Ellsberg's words, "make the Patriot Act look like the Bill of Rights."

If there is no mass movement demanding Bush's ouster and determined to stay in the streets until he goes home and takes his regime and his agenda with him, then Bush can do any or all of the above.

Conversely: if we can launch a movement of millions that will not settle for anything less than driving out this hated regime, then we can stay on the offensive and seize the initiative when things do go down, constantly waging the political counterattack, exposing Bush's hand and bringing people into the streets.

The World Can't Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime! Mobilize November 2!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

From the Human Rights Watch report issued on 9/25, 2005:

Residents of Fallujah called them "the Murderous Maniacs" because of how they treated Iraqis in detention. They were soldiers of the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, stationed at Forward Operating Base Mercury (FOB Mercury) in Iraq. The soldiers considered this name a badge of honor.[2]

One officer and two noncommissioned officers (NCOs) of the 82nd Airborne who witnessed abuse, speaking on condition of anonymity, described in multiple interviews with Human Rights Watch how their battalion in 2003–2004 routinely used physical and mental torture as a means of intelligence gathering and for stress relief. One soldier raised his concerns within the Army chain of command for seventeen months before the Army agreed to undertake an investigation, but only after he had contacted members of Congress and considered going public with the story.

According to their accounts, the torture and other mistreatment of Iraqis in detention was systematic and was known at varying levels of command. Military Intelligence personnel, they said, directed and encouraged Army personnel to subject prisoners to forced, repetitive exercise, sometimes to the point of unconsciousness, sleep deprivation for days on end, and exposure to extremes of heat and cold as part of the interrogation process. At least one interrogator beat detainees in front of other soldiers. Soldiers also incorporated daily beatings of detainees in preparation for interrogations. Civilians believed to be from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) conducted interrogations out of sight, but not earshot, of soldiers, who heard what they believed were abusive interrogations...

The soldiers came forward because of what they described as deep frustration with the military chain of command's failure to view the abuses as symptomatic of broader failures of leadership and respond accordingly. All three are active-duty soldiers who wish to continue their military careers. A fax letter, e-mail, and repeated phone calls to the 82nd Airborne Division regarding the major allegations in the report received no response.

Will you tolerate that?

Or will you resist?


Mobilize November 2!

Friday, October 21, 2005

Julia Tarver, lawyer for some of the prisoners at Guantanamo, has reported that prisoners who were on hunger strike in Guantanamo were being tortured with forcible insertion of feeding tubes. Prisoners are being held down by six riot MP’s and having tubes – some of which have already been used on other prisoners, without sterilization – forced down them. Her clients have not been charged with any crime, but have been held for four years. (For more on this, see an interview with Julia Tarver on .)

Is this okay with you? Will you just turn your head? Or will you resist?

November 2, Mobilize: The World Can’t Wait! Drive Out the Bush Regime!

Thursday, October 20, 2005

(photo from US occupation of Falluja, Iraq)

enough said

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Bush has always declared that he would nominate Supreme Court justices who have the philosophy of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas. But he has nominated people who have little or no public record. So what, let=s ask, is Scalia=s philosophy?

In a January 2002 speech at the University of Chicago Divinity School Scalia argued that the state B and specifically, the government of the United States B derives its legitimacy and power from God. And because God, according to Scalia, has the power of life and death over people, so too should the state. Scalia then approvingly quoted the evangelist Paul:

Let every soul be subject unto higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: for he is minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. (Romans 13:1-4)

Scalia then went on to use this argument to justify the morality of capital punishment, approvingly noting that Athe more Christian a country is the less likely it is to regard the death penalty as immoral. . . I attribute that to the fact that, for the believing Christian, death is no big deal.@

Why is every nominee to the Supreme Court NOT asked to comment on Scalia=s astounding theocratic speech? Why is Bush not called to account for holding Scalia up as a paragon of judicial philosophy?

What does all that say about the direction of this society? And will you go along with that direction?

Or will you resist?

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

After years of harassment and violence which has killed doctors, destroyed clinics, erected legal barriers and restricted late-term abortions, Supreme Court Justice Thomas Clarence has now blocked an imprisoned woman’s scheduled transportation to her appointment to receive an abortion. He says, the burden of providing the woman 80 miles of transportation is too great for the state to have to incur.

Do you want to live in a society where violent fanatics terrorize and shut down women’s services and then the federal government uses these outrages to further the same agenda of enforced motherhood?

Or will you resist?

The World Can't Wait - Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize November 2nd!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Today’s reason of the day comes from Harold Pinter, who recently won the Nobel Prize for literature. During a poetry reading in 2003, Pinter said: “The U.S. is really beyond reason now. It is beyond our imagining to know what they are going to do next and what they are prepared to do. There is only one comparison: Nazi Germany."

Will you go along with this?

Or will you resist?


Mobilize November 2

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Today's reason of the day comes from Catherine Crier, a Court-TV analyst and former prosecutor and Republican judge from Texas. In her new book, CONTEMPT, How the Right is Wronging American Justice, Courter warns that the U.S. is in danger of a coup that will replace the Constitution with biblical law, turning the country into one "Comparable to countries like Sudan, Saudi Arabia, and Iran." She says that "I want this book to be a wake-up call, a warning flare, a political stun grenade that provokes the silent majority of this country to stand up and take notice." Her first chapter ends with the following:

"For all of those Americans who believe that our democracy is safe, you are wrong. Today, the radical Right is winning, and they know it. Sooner rather than later, we may be living in a very different country, a country that had been ours, a country that will be theirs."

Will you go along with this?

Or will you resist?


Mobilize November 2.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Today’s reason to drive out the Bush regime:

The New York Times reports that the Bush Regime has opened up a new front of the war in Iraq against Syria, and that U.S. troops are attacking inside that country. Some months back Seymour Hersh reported that U.S. commandos were operating inside Iran.

How many more wars will you accept?
Or will you resist?
Mobilize November 2
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Friday, October 14, 2005

Last week, the Senate attached an amendment to a military appropriations bill which would have forbade U.S. troops to use torture. But Bush has threatened to veto this – saying that it would bind the hands of the U.S. government!

Are you willing to live in a society where the armies carry out torture as a matter of routine, and the government refuses to even outlaw it on paper?

Or will you resist it?

November 2, 2005 - Mobilize

Thursday, October 13, 2005

In Harrisburg, Pa., lawyers are in court today arguing whether intelligent design should be taught in biology class alongside evolution.

"Intelligent Design" has no basis in science, does not belong in a science class room, and is widely recognized as a step towards bringing creationism into official curriculum and undermining the fact of evolution. But from the highest offices in the land, including from George Bush, and from the unleashed activism of many local reactionary fundamentalists, the teaching of evolution, science, and critical thought itself is under attack.

At stake is whether a new generation will be trained to understand the real world, science, and the process of evolution and be intellectually equipped to understand and weigh in on some of the most important matters affecting their futures and our planet: global warming, the AIDS pandemic, the dangers of the flu, the repercussions of chemical and biological weapons used in warfare, pollution and damage to the environment, and agriculture.

Across the country, thousands of high school biology teachers already skip the teaching of evolution in order to avoid complaints and controversy. Will we have a future where people are intellectually disarmed, forced to put their heads down, and go along?

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

After 10's of thousands were left to die in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.....after police and national guardsmen were sent in with orders to "shoot to kill" so-called "looters".....after 10's of thousands of Black people were dispersed around the country into refugee camps, seperated from their families.....
.....police in New Orleans brutalize a Black man in the French Quarter.
Is this the kind of "rebuilding" George Bush has in mind?