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Ear to the Ground

Roster of Prominent Americans Calls for End of ‘Bush Regime’

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Posted on Aug 3, 2006
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A wide array of artists, politicians, academics and journalists endorsed a full-page ad in the N.Y. Times on Thursday that calls for a day of mass resistance Oct. 5 to “drive out the Bush regime.”

  • The signers include: Jane Fonda, Gore Vidal, Sean Penn, Alice Walker, Lewis Lapham, Susan Sarandon, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Maxine Waters, Cornel West, Margaret Cho and Paul Haggis.
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    By Charles Newlin, August 4, 2006 at 9:14 am Link to this comment
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    Are we as brave and dedicated as the Mexicans?  Or Ukrainians, etc.?

    There is a real danger of bloodshed if this SUCCEEDS, especially in D.C.  Is anyone organizing the D.C. police?  Remember, in both Mexico & Ukraine the police sided with the demonstrators, or at least stood back.  (Obrador’s party controls Mexico City, so the police were ordered to stand aside.)

    A general strike remains the ultimate weapon, politically, IF you get enough people participating.  Where are the unions in this - especially the gov’t. worker unions?

    Anyway, I’ll be there, though I can’t make it to the East Coast.

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    By Liz, August 4, 2006 at 8:43 am Link to this comment
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    I think we need to do unto him as he did to us. Mabye we need to get him pregnant and need an abortion becuase of a medical problem, and make him live in povery for a while, we need to make him live in the middle east and live through the wars like the poor palestinians are. We need to make him go through what we are going through. And if he still don’t feel for us, then we need to torture him with the worst method avalible!

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    By Chaseme, August 4, 2006 at 1:17 am Link to this comment
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    Spinoza, I think you are onto something. Those actions should have been taken a long time ago.

    Why is it taking so long and so many live lost to take this stance against this tragedy of an administration?

    I wish you, my brave brothers and sisters, who have decided to stay in that country all the best.

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    By TruthPlease, August 4, 2006 at 12:18 am Link to this comment
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    It sounds like a great idea, except these guys ain’t giving up.  The people involved will be labeled “terrorist supporters” and the whole thing will be treated as a mob event - a perfect opportunity to use all the lovely little crowd control goodies that our hard earned but easily taken tax dollars have paid for.  That’s what all the stripping of our Constitutional rights have been leading up to, folks.  It won’t just be pesky muslims and conveniently labeled “wing-nuts” - it will be anyone who doesn’t hail the new Ceasars.  Sorry for the gloomy outlook - I just have a sneaky feeling that our “elected” administration just isn’t looking out for our best interests - His kind of crowd is multi-national and bottom-line oriented…doesn’t bode well for the Bill of Rights, etc.  Sure glad I lived long enough to remember better times.  I’m not sure we’ll ever see American freedoms as we knew it again.  Don’t blame it on 911, either - many more people were killed in the Blitzkriegs on London, but the Brits didn’t gut their traditional civic laws protecting “little guy”.
    It made that generation more determined to save American values, not erase them.  Shouldn’t we be doing the same?Weve all heard the quote by Ben Franklin about those giving up security for safety not deserving either, but it doesn’t seem to be sinking in. Sure would be good if more people knew their history, both American and World.  It’s easy to be hoodwinked if you aren’t aware of important facts, like the true intent of the writers of the Constitution - they knew what could happen when government and religion teamed up to control the masses - add psych majors and advertizing experts, television and fund-cutting for education - the obvious result is an unelected “appointed” President and a small group of ultra-religionists subverting the very foundation of this great nation for their own greedy agenda. God help us!!! I’m not famous or important to anyone but my family and friends, but where can I sign up?

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    By Chris M, August 3, 2006 at 7:53 pm Link to this comment
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    The only problem with driving out the Bush administration is that little thing called the 2008 Presidential Election. I don’t like Bush or Clinton but taking a page out of the movie Seven Days in May isn’t a wise idea.

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    By Spinoza, August 3, 2006 at 5:49 pm Link to this comment
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    b Raise Hell

    b Agitate, Agitate, Agitate

    Let’s get 10 million people on the street plus a shutting down of the nations highways or something dramtic like moving Bush/Cheney onto some deserted Island.

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