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Friday, November 30, 2007

CIA: Don't interfere in Venezuelan vote

Greens, citing revealed memo, urge Bush to cancel CIA plans to interfere in Venezuelan referendum and destabilize the Chavez government:


Sunday, November 25, 2007

My book...(scroll down for chapters)...

Souls in Peril


P R E V I E W - E D I T I O N

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving talking points

Here are some talking points you can use with family and friends this holiday season. (Disclaimer: Our family has a gag order on politics this Thanksgiving.)

1) Greens would have cut the funding for Iraq.
2) Greens would not have authorized the use of force in Iran (Kyl-Lieberman).
3) Greens would not have legalized the wiretapping of our own citizens.
4) Torture is cruel and unusual, un-Christian and un-American. Greens would have forced filibusters on Habeas Corpus and the Military Commissions Act.
5) Greens would have voted for impeachment.
6) Greens would not have used depleted uranium in Yugoslavia or Iraq.
7) Greens would have passed single-payer universal health care.
8) Greens would have submitted Kyoto to the Senate for ratification.
9) Greens would have improved automobile efficiency in the eight Clinton-Gore years.

The spoiler argument is ad populum, or opinion based on opinion. Greens believe that opinion should be based on fact. Ventura showed that third parties can win, but he was televised. The Green Party revolution will not be televised. That’s how good Greens are. Greens don’t take the corporate money as shown on www.fec.gov.

Democrat vs. Republican is a false choice. The real choice is Green vs. Corporate.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hillary’s planted question

Hillary Clinton took a planted question at a bio-diesel plant in Newton, Iowa this week, similarly to how George W. Bush does it at his events. The question was about global warming, and there’s nothing wrong with addressing that most important issue. However, it’s still wrong to plant questions. The problem with planted questions is that they can prevent other people from asking tougher questions. For example, somebody could have asked her any of the following:

1. Will you repudiate Bill Clinton’s record on global warming, not submitting the Kyoto Protocol to the Senate for ratification, and not improving automobile fuel efficiency during his eight years in office?
2. Why did you vote to authorize the use of force in Iran with the Kyl-Lieberman amendment?
3. Will you support an independent investigation of 9/11?
4. Why haven’t you advocated censure and removal of Bush and Cheney?
5. Will you repudiate Bill Clinton’s use of depleted uranium in the former Yugoslavia?
6. Will you repudiate Bill Clinton’s signing of NAFTA?
7. Why won’t you support single payer universal health care? Is it because you are a top recipient of contributions from the health insurance industry, as documented in the movie “Sicko”?
8. Why won’t you refuse corporate contributions like Green Party candidates do?

Maybe you can think of more, for her and for the other Corporate Party candidates…

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Bean Feed a telling expression

The Democrats sometimes hold something called a "Bean Feed" to raise money from their working class supporters. I think "Bean Feed" is a telling expression. I get this image of people being herded like livestock, dutifully consuming their silage, their owners calmly enduring the inevitable flatulence.

Meanwhile, their corporate contributors are probably feasting on Prime Rib at their fundraiser. To see some of the Corporate Party contributors, go to www.fec.gov. Make sure to check out the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

Impeachment email to Conyers and Ellison

----- Original Message -----
From: Tom Cleland
To: John.Conyers@mail.house.gov
Sent: Sunday, November 11, 2007 10:22 AM
Subject: Impeach Cheney

TO: Congressman Conyers

Ok, the people have spoken. Let's get moving on impeaching Cheney. I've seen the YouTube videos of your appearance in Minnesota with my Rep, Keith Ellison, and how you were confronted my ImpeachForPeace and 9/11 Truth. The Speak Truth to Power movement is getting really big in Minnesota. The William Rodriguez event was jam packed, and today we're planning to see "Loose Change Final Cut" at the Riverview.

So let's get moving on impeachment. Call in Scooter and Shooter and let's get 'er done...

Tom Cleland
2117 Marquis Rd.
Golden Valley, MN 55427

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

House passes impeachment measure

Today the U.S. House passed an impeachment measure for Vice President Richard Cheney. The investigation now goes to the Judiciary Committee, where Chairman John Conyers has indicated to the author, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, that there will be hearings. Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison is also on the Judiciary Committee.

The next step is to flood Conyers with calls and emails to insure that the process moves forward. When people say "we don’t have the votes," say "but we have a moral obligation to try."

See www.impeachforpeace.org.

Conyers confronted:

Friday, November 02, 2007

National Religious Campaign Against Torture

As I've stated before, torture is cruel and unusual, un-Christian and un-American.

Here is a link to the National Religious Campaign Against Torture:


Mucousy, the new Attorney General nominee, needs to be clear that waterboarding is torture and is un-American.