Press black-out on Barbara Lee's amendment

even though the latter passed.

March 19, 2006
Media Avoids Covering Vote on Permanent Bases
By David Swanson

Something is happening in Iraq that most Americans have never heard about, but many Americans think the war is being fought for: the United States is building what look like permanent military bases.

Something happened in Congress last Thursday that most Americans have not heard about. A number of Congress Members, led by Barbara Lee and Tom Allen, proposed an amendment to the latest giant spending bill for the war, an amendment forbidding the United States to establish permanent bases in Iraq.

Both Lee and Allen spoke on the floor in support of the amendment, as did Jan Schakowsky, John Conyers, Dennis Kucinich, Sheila Jackson Lee, David Price, Maxine Waters, Lynn Woolsey, Maurice Hinchey, and the militantly pro-war Jane Harman. That’s a lot of speeches. Did you read about any of them anywhere? See them on TV? How about on the radio?

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0 replies on “Press black-out on Barbara Lee's amendment”

It took a revolution to marginalize our Cuban base and the Philippines one hundred years to throw us out after that expansionist move years ago. I am certain that the power elites of both parties and their corporate sponsors are in total agreement on the permanent base policy as related to our current imperial acquisition. After all, we are the “stabilizing factor” for that region…don’t you know.

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