If you’re in Chicago, there’s going to be an interesting event downtown this Thursday the 21st discussing nationwide efforts to impeach Bush and Cheney. Well worth attending if you can.
Prominent Anti-War Voices To Discuss Politics of Impeachment at DePaul Law School
WHAT: John McNichols (The Nation), Elaine Brower (Military Families Speak Out) and David Swanson (Progressive Democrats of America) discuss national efforts to impeach George Bush and Dick Cheney
WHEN: Thursday, June 21st, 6-9pm
WHERE: DePaul University College of Law, 25 E. Jackson Blvd., Rm. 803, Chicago, IL
On April 24th, U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives to impeach Vice President Cheney. Eight representatives — including Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois — are now co-sponsoring the bill.
Meanwhile, the Bush administration continues to stonewall congressional investigations on all fronts — including its rationale for and prosecution of the Iraq war, the outing of an undercover CIA agent, warrantless wiretapping, and politicization of the Justice Department — while sectors of the administration push for war with Iran.
Is it time to invoke the process of impeachment? What efforts are occurring at the state and local level? What are the prospects for impeachment in the current political climate, and how do today’s events compare to historical attempts at impeachment? Hear from these provocative voices:
John Nichols is an American author and journalist best known for his activism on issues related to the U.S. Constitution. He writes about politics for The Nation magazine as its Washington correspondent; his articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Chicago Tribune and dozens of other newspapers. Nichols is the author of the book, The Genius of Impeachment, and he has interviewed US presidents and world leaders from Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to Nelson Mandala and Desmond Tutu.
Elaine Brower is the outspoken mother of a US Marine who served in Afghanistan and Iraq, and a member of Military Families Speak Out. She is a leader of The World Canâ€™t Wait-Drive Out the Bush Regime and of several other antiwar groups. She has appeared on “Good Morning America,” “Fox & Friends,” Ashaki TV, NOVA TV, BBCâ€™s “Morning Show,” and most recently on “The Montel Williams Show,” advocating for the removal of the Bush Regime. She has been featured in numerous New York area newspapers, as well as national radio talk shows, and writes at Op-Ed News.
David Swanson is the Washington Director of Democrats.com and co-founder of the AfterDowningStreet.org coalition, a board member of Progressive Democrats of America, and of the Backbone Campaign. He serves on a working group of United for Peace and Justice. He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including Press Secretary for Dennis Kucinich’s 2004 presidential campaign. His website is davidswanson.org.
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