Peace & solidarity
It’s been a while since my last post and it is still business as usual in Washington D. C. If politicians are wondering how they can elevate their approval ratings and attract the votes of the working class they can start by holding people accountable for their actions. It happens to us all the time.
Minnesota Central shares opinions about Dennis Kucinich and possible impeachment of the Vice President. Unfortunately the discussion is centered on the process, the probability of success, and the ability of Dennis Kucinich to remove snow. The discussion should be on the merits of the articles of impeachment.
What will be Cheney’s place in history? Perhaps future historians will note that he was able to avoid impeachment because members of Congress were more concerned about their future than the future of the country.
Peace & solidarity,
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It was back in April that Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced H. Res. 333 , the Articles of Impeachment against Vice President Dick Cheney.Although hearings have been blocked in the Judiciary Committee by Speaker Pelosi, Rep. Kucinich has announced that on Tuesday, November 6 he will use his right of personal privilege to force a floor vote. He fully expects a motion to table so it is important to contact your representative in the House and strongly urge them to support H. Res. 333. This will allow debate and put the members of the House of Representatives on record on the impeachment issue.
The following telephone numbers can be used to contact your representative:
George McGovern’s comments about the Vice President were the subject of a previous post here.
The Democratic leadership should allow this vote to happen! Many of the Democrats will say that it will take up precious time when they could be working on other legislation. They need to review what we have lost in freedoms, liberties, and precious resources and what we will lose by allowing Cheney and the Bush administration to continue to operate unchecked.
Here is the video of Rep. Kucinich explaining the upcoming vote.
Peace & solidarity,
Want to turn the music off? Go to the right and scroll down to CHC Jukebox and click the play/stop button. The current selection is Snake Charmer by The Monks Kitchen. Appropriate, don’t you think?
The Bush administration and the spineless Congress are intent on stealing the Iraqi’s economic future.
If there ever was any doubt about the reason for the invasion and occupation of Iraq read the following article from Truthout columnist, David Bacon.
Iraq’s Workers Strike to Keep Their Oil
By David Bacon
t r u t h o u t | Columnist
Saturday 09 June 2007
The Bush administration has no love for unions anywhere, but in Iraq it has a special reason for hating them. They are the main opposition to the occupation’s economic agenda, and the biggest obstacle to that agenda’s centerpiece – the privatization of Iraq’s oil. At the same time, unions have become the only force in Iraq trying to maintain at least a survival living standard for the millions of Iraqis who still have to go to work every day, in the middle of the war.
This week, Iraqi anger over starvation incomes and oil ripoffs boiled over. On Monday, June 4, the biggest and strongest of the Iraqi unions, the Iraqi Federation of Oil Unions, launched a limited strike to underline its call for keeping oil in public hands, and to force the government to live up to its economic promises. Workers on the pipelines carrying oil from the rigs in the south to Baghdad’s big refinery stopped work. It was a very limited job action, which still allowed the Iraqi economy to function.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki responded by calling out the army and surrounding the strikers at Sheiba, near Basra. Then he issued arrest warrants for the union’s leaders. On Wednesday, June 6, the union postponed the strike until June 11. read full article here.
Several Iraqi labor leaders, including Hashmeya Muhsin Hussein, President of the Electrical Utility Workers Union, General Federation of Iraqi Workers, are in the U.S. at this time with the Iraq Worker Voices Solidarity Tour 2007. Hashmeya Hussien is the first woman in Iraq to lead a major union. Check out schedules, photos, and news reports here.
On June 5th the Tour held a demonstration at BearingPoint (consulting firm that authored Iraq Oil Law), and spoke out at the Cannon Office Building with Congressperson Dennis Kucinich. Bruce Wolf, DC Labor for Peace & Justice/USLAW, OPEIU Local 2 Social Justice Committee, has put together and interesting PhotoShow.
According to the General Union of Oil Employees in Basra website, arrest warrants were still in force on union leaders and a strike is scheduled for Monday, June 11.
Peace & solidarity,