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Recent Posts on My MySpace Blog: grassroots radio, impeachment
MySpace suddenly stopped letting me look at or modify my blog postings. I was able to retrieve the last few of them, and I'm posting them here. If the MySpace Blog remains broken, I will try to retrieve the earlier entries and post them here.

This posting contains two reports from th e12th Annual Grassroots Radio Festival held in Lowell last week, along with the text of a resolution for impeachment that my friend Representative Betty Hall has introduced into the NH legislature.

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 Tuesday, June 26, 2007
     

Photos from GRCXII
Current mood: calm
Category: Art and Photography

Here's a link to a gazillion photographs taken at the Grassroots Radio Festival, courtesy of Dan

Toomey: http://www.uml.edu/thinkoutloud/new_page_2.htm

    Currently reading :
Buddhism in Daily Life
By Nina Van Gorkom
Release date: By January, 1996


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 Tuesday, June 26, 2007
     

Preliminary Grassroots Radio Report
Current mood: cheerful
Category: Music

I'm not maintaining silence about the GRC held this weekend in Lowell... it was just so eventful I'm not

sure where to begin. I'm hoping to be able  to post some audio of some of the events in the near future.

The conference was a complete success... beyond our wildest dreams in fact, and Dan Toomey,

Charlotte Crockford and Felicia Sullivan deserve the lion's share of the credit for it.

Two threads that tied the conference together for me were:

(1) the daily meditation sessions led by the Laotian Buddhist monks who are my co-hosts on Thinking

Out Loud, but whom I have not really gotten to know until now, and

(2) the sessions that brought home the power of MUSIC in organizing. Barbara Kooyman (formerly of

Timbuk 3) and her friends showed us how professional musicians had turned Austin upside down to

end the war... SONiA of Disappear Fear both entertained us and brought home the reality that

webcasting and broadcasts that are twinned with webcasts (as at WUML) are really key elements in the

organizing that's going on now... that we MUST prevent the Copyright Royalty Board ruling from

shutting down the small-scale community-based webcasts we have come to depend on. Long-time

organizer-musician Si Kahn was brilliant in tying immigration to community based media and the

struggle for power on the job.

More later, I promise (insert picture of crossed fingers here).

    Currently listening :
In My Heart: Live in Holland
By Si Kahn
Release date: By 06 June, 1994

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 Tuesday, June 26, 2007
     

Impeachment in NH Legislature
Current mood: hopeful
Category: News and Politics

I just wanted to get the word out to anybody who might be reading this blog that New Hampshire is

now in a position to do what the Vermont legislature failed to do a couple of months ago, impeach the

President and Vice President. Here's a resolution introduced in the NH legislature.

Impeachment resolution from NH Representatives Betty Hall, Robert Perry, Marcia Moody.

 PETITION TO COMMENCE IMPEACHMENT PROCEDURES IN THE UNITED STATES

CONGRESS

 WHEREAS, Section 603 of the Manual of the Rules of the U.S. House of
Representatives provides for impeachments to be initiated on a motion based
on charges transmitted from a state legislature, and

 WHEREAS the right to vote, being the right that protects all other rights,
and the right which ratified the Constitutions of our state and country, is
a right that is collectively inalienable, in that elections may not be
generally suspended or terminated; and,

 WHEREAS under Paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Independence, our
government is "instituted to secure these rights", including the right of
elections, which are necessary to Liberty; and,

 WHEREAS the Executive branch is responsible for enforcing the law and
guaranteeing these rights; and,

 WHEREAS, instead of ensuring that the people of New Hampshire have
guaranteed to them mechanisms for reliably altering or abolishing their
representatives, pursuant to Paragraph 2, President George W. Bush and
Vice-President Richard Cheney have engaged in a pattern and practice of
threatening litigation against states and people who refuse to institute
mechanisms of voting that require votes to be counted in trade secrecy and
outside the observation and control of citizens; and,

 WHEREAS, the invisibility and secret vote counting means that citizens no
longer control their elections, and that members of the Executive branch and
the Election Assistance Commission do control elections, together with any
criminal who may seek to alter the trade secret software; and

 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have
committed high crimes and misdemeanors, as they have repeatedly and
intentionally violated the United States Constitution and other laws of the
United States, particularly the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act and
the Torture Convention, which, under Article VI of the Constitution is a
treaty as part of the "supreme law of the land," and,

 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have
acted to strip Americans of their constitutional rights by ordering
indefinite detention of citizens, without access to legal counsel, without
charge, and without opportunity to appear before a civil judicial officer to
challenge the detention, based solely on the discretionary designation by
the President of a U.S. citizen as an "enemy combatant", all in subversion
of law; and,

 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Cheney have ordered
and authorized the Attorney General to override judicial orders for the
release of detainees under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
(formerly INS) jurisdiction, even though the judicial officer, after full
hearing, has determined that a detainee is held wrongfully by the
Government; and,

 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have
ordered at least thirty times the National Security Agency to intercept and
otherwise record international telephone and other signals and
communications by American citizens without warrants from the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review, duly constituted by Congress in
1978, and designated certain U.S. citizens as "enemy combatants," all in
violation of constitutional guarantees of due process; and,

 WHEREAS President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have
admitted that they willfully and repeatedly violated the Foreign
Intelligence Surveillance Act and boasted that they would continue to do so,
each violation constituting a felony; and,

 WHEREAS, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have
violated the United Nations Charter and other treaties prohibiting
aggressive war, by invading Iraq without just cause or provocation, and have
misled the US Congress by deliberate or negligent falsehoods to obtain the
Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq resolution (Public Law
102-1); and,

 Whereas, President George W. Bush has now admitted that his 20-Year "War
on Terror" includes a permanent U.S. presence in Iraq and the Middle East,
consisting of a lavish embassy and dozens of military bases; and,

 Whereas, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney
continue to authorize the use of depleted-uranium (DU) munitions in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the use of which spreads radioactive contamination to
non-targets, including innocent civilians, animals, food and water sources,
and the use of which has been declared illegal by the United Nations
Subcommittee on Human Rights; and,

 Whereas, President George W. Bush has subverted the laws of our nation, in
whole or in part, through the use of "signing statements" on more than 1200
occasions, unprecedented in U.S. history,

 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: the HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NEW
HAMPSHIRE GENERAL COURT submits that the actions and admissions of President
George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney constitute ample grounds
for their impeachment, and that the House of Representatives of the New
Hampshire General Court has good cause for submitting charges to the U.S.
House of Representatives under Section 603, as grounds for the impeachment
of President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney.

 The House of Representatives of the New Hampshire General Court further
submits that Articles of Impeachment should charge that President George W.
Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney have violated their constitutional
oaths to execute faithfully the office of President and Vice-President to
the best of their ability to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution
of the United States.

 In all of this, President George W. Bush and Vice-President Richard Cheney
have acted in a manner contrary to their trust as President and
Vice-President, subversive of constitutional government, to the great
prejudice of the cause of law and justice, and to the manifest injury of the
people of the State of New Hampshire and of the United States.
 WHEREFORE, President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney, by
such conduct, warrant impeachment and trial, removal from office, and
disqualification to hold and enjoy any offices of honor, trust or profit
under the United States.

 Be it resolved further by the legislature of the State of New Hampshire,
that our senators and representatives in the United States Congress be, and
they are hereby, requested to cause to be instituted in the Congress of the
United States proper proceedings for the investigation of the activities of
President George W. Bush and Vice President Richard Cheney, to the end that
they may be impeached and removed from such office.

 Be it resolved further, that the Secretary of State of the State of New
Hampshire be, and is hereby, instructed to certify to each Senator and
Representative in the Congress of the United States, and the Speaker of the
House of Representatives, under the great seal of the State of New
Hampshire, a copy of this resolution and its adoption by the legislature of
the State of New Hampshire. The copies shall be marked with the word
"Petition" at the top of the document and contain the original authorizing
signature of the Secretary of State.

    Currently listening :
No Bomb Is Smart
By SONiA
Release date: By 25 April, 2004

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Current Music: Si Kahn, "People LIke You"

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