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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Mike Ferner

Interrupting the Empire 30 seconds at a time. . .

The massive U.S. Capitol Building is situated to dominate Washington, D.C. from every angle. Its brightly lit facade dominates the night skyline even more.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

At long last more people are finally beginning to realize what’s happening right before our very eyes!! A Coup Has Occurred" By Daniel Ellsberg. Text of a speech delivered September 20, 2007 -- "I think nothing has higher priority than averting an attack on Iran, which I think will be accompanied by a further change in our way of governing here that in effect will convert us into what I would call a police state." Key words here being "a police state"!

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Bill Quigley

Odessa Lewis is 62 years old. When I saw her last week, she was crying because she is being evicted. A long-time resident of the Lafitte public housing apartments, since Katrina, she has been locked out of her apartment and forced to live in a 240 square foot FEMA trailer. Ms. Lewis has asked repeatedly to be allowed to return to her apartment to clean and fix it up so she can move back in. She even offered to do all the work herself and with friends at no cost. The government continually refused to allow her to return. Now she is being evicted from her trailer and fears she will become homeless because there is no place for working people, especially African-American working and poor people, to live in New Orleans. Ms. Lewis is a strong woman who has worked her whole life. But the stress of being locked out of her apartment, living in a FEMA trailer, and the possibility of being homeless brought out the tears. Thousands of other mothers and grandmothers are in the same situation.

We know that the president's world
Has long been sealed hermetically

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Glenn W. Smith
The Rockridge Institute

For those in the U.S. House or Senate inclined to sustain a presidential veto of a bill that will provide basic health care to more than 3 million additional American children, ask yourselves this question: Are you willing to explain your decision to a schoolroom of fragile young children who cannot afford treatment for whooping cough, measles, leukemia, or juvenile diabetes? Are you willing to explain this to them, human to human?

Wednesday, 26 September 2007 05:59

BuzzFlash Mailbag for September 26, 2007

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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Marjorie Cohn

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit to the United States has prompted an outcry, including protests and tabloid headlines calling him "evil" and a "madman." The Bush administration, which maintains that "all options" remain on the table with Iran, should vigorously pursue the diplomatic option, instead of moving inexorably toward the military option.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Congressional Progressive Caucus

PROGRESSIVE CAUCUS MEMBERS ADOPT TOUGHER POLICY STANCE ON IRAQ

Washington, DC - The co-Chairs of the Progressive Caucus -- U.S. Representatives Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Barbara Lee (D-CA) -- announced that Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) members have approved an even stronger policy position with regard to U.S. policy in Iraq than when they were the first bloc within this Congress last February to call for all U.S. troops and military contractors to come home. (View the formal position statement online.)

Wednesday, 26 September 2007 04:21

Jules Carlysle: T'was the Night Before Ji'had

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Jules Carlysle

Listen my friends, to the story I tell…
About fighting terrorists and doing it well.
It began in the fall of two thousand and four
The Intelligence Service heard whispers and more…

Brash kids ran their mouths in the public domain
Sought like-minds for meetings by bus and by train.
On Web sites and chatrooms espousing radical ways
They were found out completely in a matter of days.

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

Just like a Repuglican “chickenhawk,” the Repuglicans who are up for re-election don’t want the public to know they’re pro-war! “These Senators, of course, are from the WINO caucus -- they are Waverers In Name Only who say they're 'wavering' in their support for Bush's policies, but keep voting against any measure that would actually force a change in those policies.” Actually they’re the same Repuglican cowards they’ve always been, they don’t even have the backbone to back up their pro-war votes.

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