News and Opinion for Democrats Against Bush -- Part I a
FBI Persecutes for Anti-Bush Remarks, Posters, Books
PT. I a - HOME PAGE
PT. I a - CONTENTS
--- BUSH-HATERS?
GEORGE BUSH
--- No Mandate!
--- Basic Dishonesty
--- Documented Lies
------ And More Lies
------ on Education
------ on Small Bus.
------ On Medicare
--- Limited Worldview
--- Arrogance
--- Ignorance
--- Real Agendas
--- Anti-Choice Dogma
--- 20 Questions
THE RADICAL RIGHT
------ Relig. Oppos'n
--- John Ashcroft
--- Dick Cheney
--- Spreading AIDS
--- 10 Commandments
--- Far-Right Terrorists
WAR AGAINST WOMEN
--- Global Gag Rule
THE RADICAL RIGHT . . is ANTI-REPUBLICAN
........says a Republican
--- Conservative Revolt
CONSERVATIVE BIAS in the MEDIA
------ Fox Network
--- Liberals Fight Back
--- Now, Liberal Radio
------ Al F. vs. Rush L.
------ Timing Is Ripe
BUSH ADMINISTRAT'N
--- 50 Lies of Admin.
------ Pt. 1. Strategy
------ Pt. 2. Language
------ Pt. 3. Targets
------ Pt. 4. Programs
--- Inflexibility
--- Secretiveness
------ EPA and FDA
--- Orwellian Aspects
--- Demoniz'g Oppon'ts
--- Silencing Democrats
--- Corporate Influence
--- Not Protect'g Public
------ Few Regulations
--- Destroying Medicare
--- Attacking Unions
--- Bad Fiscal Policy
------ Deficit Lies
--- Looting the Future
--- Iraq Policies
------ "Fog Machine"
--- Radio Free Europe
--- Wilson Leak
------ Swept Under Rug
--- "Compassionate"??
BUSH ADMINISTRATION is ANTI- STATES' RIGHTS
--- Environment
--- Church vs. State
--- Gay Marriage
--- Predatory Lenders
BUSH ADMIN. vs. SCIENCE
DEPT. of AGRICULTURE
-- Mad Cow Disease
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY
--- Illegally Influenced
FOOD & DRUG ADMINISTRATION
--- Corruption in FDA
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
--- Anti States' Rights
------ Assisted Suicide
------ Death Penalty
--- Overriding Judges
-- Now, Secret Trials
FEDERAL BUREAU of INVESTIGATION
--- Surveillance
--- vs. Bush Opponents
BUSH AND THE COURTS
--- Judge Choice Crucial
------ Judicial Nominees
------ Republican Lies
--- Ashcroft Interferes
--- Expand DNA Dbase?
2004 CAMPAIGN
--- Financing Tricks
--- Corruption in Cong.
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' Recently, two FBI agents paid a visit to Reingold's home to question him about conversations he had been having at the gym. Someone in the gym, they explained to him, had reported that he had been, "talking about terrorism and September 11th, oil profits, capitalism and Afghanistan." ...
 
' ...We even need "subversive" speech, whatever that may be, for America to truly work as a pluralistic democracy. Stifling the statement of dissent, whether in college classrooms, in art galleries, on billboards, on T-shirts, in books, on posters or in conversation, is clearly un-American.'

UNAMERICAN ACTIVITIES
By Michael I. Niman

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With John Ashcroft as our Attorney General and the specter of September 11 so close behind us, "suspicious activity" has taken on a whole new meaning.

By Michael I. Niman

Barry Reingold, a 60-year-old San Francisco retiree, enjoys daily visits to the local gym, where he works out and talks politics with his friends and acquaintances. Since September 11th, those discussions, like the political discussions many Americans are now having, have gotten heated at times. Heated discussions in the new post-Sept. 11 America, however, can earn one a visit from the FBI.

Recently, two FBI agents paid a visit to Reingold's home to question him about conversations he had been having at the gym. Someone in the gym, they explained to him, had reported that he had been, "talking about terrorism and September 11th, oil profits, capitalism and Afghanistan." In an interview with Emil Guillermo, author and San Francisco television host, Reingold explained that he had been arguing with his gym mates about how "hundreds and thousands of workers [are] being laid off in the United States," and how, "this war is not just about getting terrorists. It's also about money and corporate oil profits." During a heated argument one day, he called George W. Bush "a dog."

Offensive as the image of a barking, pissing canine Bush may be to Republican loyalists, having the freedom to compare the president to a dog, pig, or any other animal is at the heart of the democratic discourse that makes this country great. Attempts by government or private interests to thwart that discourse are not only frightening ­ they're downright un-American.

Take Down Your Posters

The FBI's chilling visit to Reingold's home was not an isolated incident. On Oct. 12, two Secret Service agents paid a visit to the Durham, NC apartment of A.J. Brown, a Durham Tech freshman attending college with the help of an American Civil Liberties Union scholarship. ...
 
Burn Your T-Shirts and Books ...

What we read has suddenly become of interest to the government. The ominously named PATRIOT Act, which took effect in late October, gives the Feds authority to search the records of bookstores to ascertain what their customers are reading. The new regulation precludes any objections by criminalizing protest against such inquisitions. The bill clearly threatens booksellers with arrest if they disclose to anyone the fact that they were served with a government request for information. ...

Buy the Right Stamps

OK. So you're not talking to anyone at the gym. You're not wearing the wrong shirts, reading the wrong books or starting the wrong clubs. Your walls are poster-free. You're keeping away from museums and you don't care if corporations rule the world. Don't think you're home free yet, however. Are you buying the right stamps? That's right. Are you buying the right postage stamps?

On Nov. 9, Dan Muller and Andrew Mandell of Voices in the Wilderness, a group opposed to violence and the US sanctions against Iraq, went to a Chicago post office, attempting to buy 4,000 US postage stamps for an upcoming mailing. According to a report published in The Progressive, a problem emerged, however, when the two made a simple request: They preferred stamps without the American flag. The clerk asked if Statue of Liberty stamps would be OK and they answered affirmatively.

The clerk retreated to a back room and called police, who arrived and questioned the duo as to why they didn't want to buy stamps with the US flag on them. They answered that they preferred the liberty stamps. The police examined their IDs, while the clerk told them she didn't have enough liberty stamps in stock and asked them to return the next day. When they returned, a postal inspector was waiting for them. He interrogated them for 30 minutes. ...
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...Without these sentiments [deemed suspicious by the Far Right], we can't have a healthy political dialogue in this country. Likewise, we even need "subversive" speech, whatever that may be, for America to truly work as a pluralistic democracy. Stifling the statement of dissent, whether in college classrooms, in art galleries, on billboards, on T-shirts, in books, on posters or in conversation, is clearly un-American.

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