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I think THE single most important thing we can do right now is to help journal the impeachment cause. Because given the timing with the planned strike on Iran, the one article of impeachment concerned with going to war based on a lie would be the thing which gets the right concerns on the public radar. Criminality does not like to see the light of day: Hence our power to stop this next war against Iran (and the Great Depression as offshoot, and WW III as offshoot). THIS IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT!

Where the media fails us by censoring all pertinent information, we activists have an important role to play. And a big opportunity. Uncensored as we are at least on the Internet, we can post to the Web like mad. And we should.

If we keep the focus on the mainstream papers, bemoaning the loss of our free press, we will get nothing accomplished. If, however, we keep the focus on ourselves, and what we ourselves can do, we will feel more positive inside and more hope-filled as we find ourselves doing some good.

The more we can help get word out about the article of impeachment getting Congressional floor time, the better! Please help this vitally important cause. WW III may hinge around it: It's not funny. Please help. Thanks!  

It also is my experience that letters to the editor are not as censored as other material. One mainstream editor even printed a letter I submitted, in which I said that I keep an open mind whether or not a terrorist is as accused, because a mere newspaper photograph is not adequate burden of proof. I said that lacking due process in the Military Commissions Act, there is no knowing whether or not the government is lying, by saying that they have a terrorist ringleader in captivity. Yes, this letter was printed in a major newspaper! If such a letter of mine could be printed, so could yours.

But if the mainstream does choose to censor you, my suggestion is to go to the college newsletter editors and the local papers. And remember: It doesn't take a large crowd to have outreach. It takes ONE reader to spread word, in a big way. All you have to do is reach the RIGHT person. Or, the RIGHT cross-sector of readers.

I also think that to get a communal hum going, with the college newsletter editors and underground papers covering the story, is (hopefully) to get the mainstream press jealous and want to scoop the story. EXAMPLE: Meet with your County Supervisors or the City Council, asking them to issue arrest warrants for Bush, Cheney and ANY member of Congress who voted "yes" to war funding based on lies. Ask them to write a resolution indicting them as war criminals. When the local papers and the College newsletter editors cover that story, the mainstream would indeed become jealous. Strategy works! Mission accomplished.

Go for it, and good luck!

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This quote summarizes the nature of my concerns and the content of personal experiences which stir my activism: "Necessity is the plea for every infringement on human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves". --Paul (more...)

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