September 30, 2007

Demonstrate against the War October 27

On Saturday, October 27th, people will gather at 11 sites around the country for massive regional demonstrations organized by United for Peace and Justice.

Ride the R5 Peace Train from Doylestown or Lansdale in central and upper Bucks, both preceded by pre-boarding rallies with speakers and music.

Doylestown: 10:30 a.m. Meet at Rep. Patrick Murphy's office, 60 N. Main St., then proceed to train station for rally there; departure at 11:23.

Lansdale: 11:15 a.m. Rally at train station (Main & Green); departure at 11:46.

In Philadelphia, you can join the Human Chain for Peace, which will extend from the V.A. Hospital at 38th St. & Woodland Ave. to Independence Mall, beginning to assemble at noon. At 1:00 p.m. the march to the rally will begin at the V.A., picking up the "links" in the Chain as it proceeds north and east toward Independence Mall. Or join the big Rally/Concert on Independence Mall from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, with speakers and music/poetry at this landmark event! More info here.

September 05, 2007

Conscience of a Conservative, Jack L. Goldsmith

See New York Times Magazine article by Jeffrey Rosen, September 9, 2007.

Charlie Savage: Takeover

"Fresh Air from WHYY, September 5, 2007 · Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage won a 2007 Pulitzer Prize for a series detailing how often President Bush used "signing statements" — controversial assertions of a chief executive's right to bypass provisions of new laws.

"Now Savage has written a book describing how the Bush-Cheney administration has expanded executive power. It's called Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy."

September 04, 2007

Anti-Defamation League on Stephen Walt

"Fresh Air from WHYY, September 4, 2007 · In The Deadliest Lies, Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman responds to The Israel Lobby, arguing that Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer's work 'serves merely as an attractive new package for disseminating a series of familiar but false beliefs' about Jews and Israel."

Stephen Walt on 'The Israel Lobby' on NPR

"Fresh Air from WHYY, September 4, 2007 · In The Israel Lobby, which grew out of a controversial 2006 article in the London Review of Books, Stephen Walt and co-author John Mearsheimer examine the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. They argue that American support for Israel cannot be fully explained on either strategic or moral grounds.

"Walt teaches international affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government."