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I was a guest today on Bree Walker‘s radio show. She’s the progressive radio host from California who purchased Cindy Sheehan’s land from her in Crawford, Texas.
Bree attended an event on Friday in San Diego at which Congressman Conyers spoke about impeachment. Her report was extremely interesting. I had already heard reports that Conyers had said: “What are we waiting for? Let’s take these two guys out!” But, of course, what we’re waiting for is John Conyers. Is he ready to act? It was hard to tell from that comment. In January, Conyers spoke at a huge rally on the National Mall and declared “We can fire them!” but later explained that what he meant was that we could wait for two years and Bush and Cheney’s terms would end. Was this week’s remark just more empty rhetoric?
It appears to be more than that. Bree Walker told me, on the air, that Conyers said that all he needs is three more Congress Members backing impeachment, and he’ll move on it, even without Pelosi. I asked whether that meant specifically moving from 14 cosponsors of H Res 333 to 17, or adding 3 to the larger number of Congress Members who have spoken favorably of impeachment but not all signed onto bills. Bree said she didn’t know and that Conyers had declined to take any questions.
Either way, this target of three more members seems perfectly doable. It’s safe to assume, I think, that we’re talking about impeaching Cheney first. But, even if Conyers is talking about Bush, the target is perfectly achievable.
Here’s a John Nichols post on the subject, and the censureship alternative.
Photo is from the DSM site.
Addendum: Topless women for impeachment. And no, there aren’t any photos!
Update: The pressure is on Conyers!
Robideau was a co-defendant of Leonard Peltier, living in Europe. I cam across this piece in one of my Yahoo chat groups. I don’t know a whole lot about the Peltier controversy to tell you the truth, so I can’t take sides in this. But here’s an excerpt from Robideau’s piece in Heyoka Magazine. I know that Trudell has a bit of a following around here.
Although a few of those responsible for her death have been revealed, and Looking Cloud has been declared guilty, the truth still remains hidden under a blanket of deceptions and lies. There are numerous questions that cry out to be answered. Most notably, why have noted AIM members become informants for the FBI? The FBI paid Darlene Nichols Kamook Banks $47,000 to say that Leonard Peltier “bragged about killing the two agents” and made inferences targeting Leonard Peltier in the death of Anna Mae Aquash. In 2006, in reference to Kamook’s accusations, Trudell admittedly told her that “she had done the right thing..” and “…I said the only way we are going to be able to get to the bottom of this is we have to hunt them down and flush them out.” What sort of deal has the FBI made with John Trudell?
It came as a big surprise to many in Indian country when Trudell, a former leader and national spokesperson of AIM, materialized as an informant for the FBI against Arlo Looking Cloud, and John Graham. An even bigger surprise came soon after Arlo Looking Cloud’s conviction, when Darlene Nichols Banks “Kamook” married BIA officer Robert Ecoffey, a thug who served under the former corrupt Pine Ridge reservation President, Dick Wilson, and who allied himself with domestic security agents of the FBI in creating the reign of terror from 1972 -1976, resulting in 60 homicides and 200 assaults against Indian people, almost all of whom were associated with AIM.
A recently uncovered FBI document, discovered through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), strongly suggests that the FBI choose not to prosecute anyone for the murder of Anna Mae for 29 years, but instead to covered up for those whom they knew were implicated in her murder, to protect an operative/informant working with them. Did their informant/provocateur retire from AIM? Clearly, the FBI’s intent to blame Peltier and keep him in prison until death became an important reason to proceed with the prosecutions. After approximately 16 years of silence, John Trudell suddenly appears as the most important federal witness and conspirator to implicate Arlo, Looking Cloud, John Graham and Leonard Peltier in the murder of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash.
Again, I don’t know all those names, though I do know a few. I will include the notes from the activist who forwarded the link:
Bob Robideau, a museum curator from Spain, has been working with known
cops to try and set-up John Boy (Graham) for years, and has been denounced by Leonard himself for his grotesque actions to try and have yet one more Indian handed over to the FBI, through the exact same lack of evidence and manipulations used to capture him!
Robideau pimps off the Peltier name, has been tossed from the LPDC and continues to spin lies about Graham in his little self-imposed exile in Europe. He traveled to Vancouver– ostensibly to help Peltier (without permission) and proceeded to spend the entire time trying to set up Graham as Anna Mae’s killer! This man should never be given any space anywhere, though he certainly is right that Trudell seems to think if you become a big movie star it is okay to strike deals with the FBI against your own people.
Maybe those of you who are familiar with the history can read the whole article, sort it out, make up your own minds, and enlighten the rest of us. I have nothing to contribute at this point, except that 2007 should probably go down as the year of disillusionment.
So I’m whining now. This new policy of the Redway post office to lock the doors after hours is really hard on those of us who have to work for a living. I didn’t get back to Redway by 11:00 yesterday morning so now I can’t get to my mail until Monday.
I understand the problem with the homeless, but other offices have set up universal locks which can be opened by any P.O. box key.
In any case, maybe it’s time we revisited the question of delivery to Redway homes.