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Impeachment Petitions to be Delivered to Speaker Dennis Hastert at 9 a.m., Monday, May 1

At 9:00 a.m. ET on Monday, May 1, "Mission Accomplished Day," in Room 235 of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Ellen Tenney of Rockingham, Vermont, will present the Speaker of the House with petitions from three towns in Vermont calling for the impeachment of President Bush. The towns each passed resolutions to send the petitions.

These are the first of many petitions from towns, cities, and possibly states across the nation that will be arriving at Congress's door. They are presented under the guidelines of Jefferson's Manual, Section 603, and will be referred to a House Committee, probably the Judiciary, for consideration.

Similar resolutions have now been passed by at least 13 cities and towns, and have been introduced in three state legislatures, with more expected this week.

Information on this procedure and a list of cities and states where resolutions have been introduced or passed can be found at:
http://www.impeachpac.org/resolutions

Members of the Citizens Impeachment Commission are available for interviews:
http://impeachpac.org/citizens

As are leaders of the After Downing Street coalition:
http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/speakers

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May 1 marks three years since George W. Bush staged his "Mission Accomplished" aircraft landing in San Diego Harbor and "delivered good news to the men and women who fought in the cause of freedom: their mission is complete and major combat operations in Iraq have ended." Nothing ended. The violence since has not just been sporadic and small scale. The U.S. has been demolishing dozens of entire cities and towns.

As of April 27, at 3:15 p.m. EST - 2,393 US soldiers have been killed in Iraq according to Iraq Coalition Casualty Count.

The count of US wounded is around seven times that number, and Iraqi civilian deaths are officially between 34,000 and 39,000, and actually between 200,000 and 300,000.

The State Department ´s annual terrorism report finds that Iraq has become a safe haven for terrorists and has attracted a "foreign fighter pipeline"

Meanwhile, a National Counterterrorism Threat Center report finds that terrorist incidents and deaths more than doubled in 2005.
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At 9:00 a.m. ET on Monday May 1, in Room 235 of the Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., Ellen Tenney, from Rockingham Vermont, will present petitions from towns in Vermont calling for the impeachment of President Bush. The towns each passed resolutions to send the petitions. These petitions are the first few of many from towns across the nation that will be arriving at Congress's door. They are presented under the guidelines of Jefferson's Manual section 603, and will be referred to a House Committee, probably the Judiciary, for consideration.

On May 1 in Los Angeles: an Emergency Public Discussion on Iraq and Iran with Former UN Weapons Inspector SCOTT RITTER, 36th Congressional District Candidate MARCY WINOGRAD, Civil Liberties Lawyer and Activist STEPHEN ROHDE.

May 1 Frank Rich column: Downing Street memo 'proved accurate.'

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