Issue 10 – October 2005

Current Affairs Essay
Is This the Beginning of the End of the Bush Crime Family? by J. F. Miglio
Books of the Year (Nonfiction 2004)
The Assassination of Julius Caesar  By Michael Parenti
The War on Freedom  By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed
Crossing the Rubicon  By Michael Ruppert
Books of the Year (Fiction 2004)
Candle in a Dark Time  By Virginia Stuart
My Life: A Story By Jesus Christ  By Christopher Miller
The Others at Monticello  By Esther Franklin
Recommended Reads
Paloma  By Linda A. Lavid
September and Other Stories  By Julie Ann Dawson
The Little Book of He and She  By Wade Stevenson
Military State: Society on The Verge of Collapse  By Kevin Warren
Extradition Between Canada and the United States  By Gary Botting
Club Fascistland  By Kevin Brink Nielsen
Offshore  By Don Corace
A Reason for Living  By Laurent Grenier
Puget Sound  By C.C. Long
The Empire Menaced: The Unauthorized Autobiography of Dearth Nadir  By Sean Miller
Medisin  By Dr. Scott Whitaker & Jose Fleming
American Trilogy  By Jefferson Lang

Recommended Reads

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By Linda A. Lavid
Fast-paced romantic suspense novel about a woman with three identities who is being pursued by an assassin.

September and Other Stories
By Julie Ann Dawson
Unique collection of horror stories, spooky role-playing, and dark fantasy.…Read Reviews

The Little Book of He and She
By Wade Stevenson
Part poetry, part romance, part self-help, this short but passionate book describes the profound sense of being in love.…Read Reviews

Military State: Society on
The Verge of Collapse

By Kevin Warren
Frightening, dystopian tale about American patriots who fight against a ruthless military dictatorship in a post-apocalyptic world.

Extradition Between Canada
and the United States

By Gary Botting
A detailed and valuable examination of the tumultuous relationship between the United States and Canada regarding their extradition systems, histories, issues, conflicts, and controversies.

Club Fascistland
By Kevin Brink Nielsen
Imaginative, modern day version of the Wizard of Oz told from a progressive viewpoint, featuring a young man in search of a true home who gets help from an idiot savant, a humanoid/robotic mercenary, and a truck driver.

By Don Corace
&nbspFast-paced thriller about a corporate raider who will stop at nothing to exact revenge and destroy a Houston oil family dynasty.

A Reason for Living
By Laurent Grenier
Inspirational true story about an athletic man who pursues wisdom and happiness after he is left disabled from a diving accident.…Read Reviews

Puget Sound
By C.C. Long
A unique and bizarre collection of 15 short stories that involves cows falling from the sky, whales exploding, and boys becoming sasquatches in the watery landscape of the Pacific Northwest known as Puget Sound.

The Empire Menaced:
The Unauthorized Autobiography of Dearth Nadir

By Sean Miller
Imaginative parody of the Star Wars saga told through the eyes of Darth Vader.…Read Reviews

By Dr. Scott Whitaker & Jose Fleming
(866) 753-7330
Hard-hitting, eye-opening expose about “the causes and solutions to disease, malnutrition, and the medical sins that are killing the world.”

American Trilogy
By Jefferson Lang
Historical overview of the Sixties counterculture and a compendium of that era’s greatest songs and performers.


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Is This the Beginning
of the End of the
Bush Crime Family?

By J. F. Miglio

Try this: Google “Impeach Bush” and you’ll discover literally thousands of Web sites devoted to the discussion of ousting George W. Bush from office, not to mention holding him criminally liable for negligent homicide and other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Add to this the fact that several of his most loyal partners in crime, Tom DeLay, Jack Abramoff, and David Safavian have been indicted– with Karl Rove, Lewis “Scooter” Libby,” and Bill Frist waiting in the wings for possible indictments– and it becomes apparent that the once invincible Bush Crime Family is beginning to implode.

There are other signs: Bush’s general approval ratings have never been lower, his poll figures on the Iraq War continue to plummet, and his latest pathetic fumbling of the federal government’s response to Hurricane Katrina has outraged a majority of Americans, even many of his former Republican supporters and red state loyalists.

At long last, Americans who have supported Bush are beginning to awaken from their long somnambulistic trance and realize what Progressives have been saying all along: George W. Bush, the dimwitted, rich kid/party boy who, without family connections, would have never been anything more than a night manager at a Taco Bell (no offense to Taco Bell!), let alone President of the United States, is not only a liar, a hypocrite, and a greedy little shill for Big Business, but he is also just too downright incompetent to protect the welfare and interests of the citizens of the United States. And so are all his crony appointees, like former FEMA Director Michael Brown or Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, both of whom were hired more for their loyalty than their abilities or experience. As a result, thousands upon thousands of human beings have died needlessly or suffered terrible fates, both at home and abroad– and will continue to do so as long as Bush remains president.

Unfortunately, lying, hypocrisy, greed, and incompetence are not in and of themselves illegal. Which means that as long as Bush and his gang of “badfellas” can say with impunity, “The Feds can’t prove nothin’!” they will continue to sack the country of it economic wealth, destroy its moral integrity, and dismantle its democratic foundation.

Of course a lot depends on the craven, yet hyper competitive mainstream news media. Will their reporters and commentators continue to be the lapdogs of the Bush Crime family, even as it begins to self-destruct? Or will they sense that the tide is beginning to turn and jump on the anti-Bush bandwagon to further their own careers? Only time will tell. My guess is, if Rove, the fat-ass turd blossom consigliore behind the presidential throne, is indicted, mainstream reporters may very well smell blood and move in for the kill. So will the Democrats.

If Rove weasels his way out, however, the mainstream news media probably will continue to play it safe and spin the news for Bush. Which means the Democrats– with notable exceptions like John Conyers and Barbara Boxer– will continue their role as feckless bystanders.

In any case, the progressive press will continue to report the truth about the Bush Crime Family whatever the mainstream news media or the Democrats do or don’t do. We’ve been through the looking glass for a long time and we have no intention of stopping now.

Books of the Year
(Nonfiction 2004)

OR Books of the 2004
The Assassination of
Julius Caesar

By Michael Parenti
Pulitzer-prize nominated author and scholar examines ancient Roman history from a populist viewpoint, arguing that Caesar was assassinated for being a champion of the people.

OR Books of the 2004
The War on Freedom
By Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed
Riveting and well-researched expose of how and why America was attacked on 9/11, including information about faked terrorism and mass media manipulation by the Bush administration.

OR Books of the 2004
Crossing the Rubicon
By Michael Ruppert
Hard-hitting, iconoclastic editor/publisher of “From the Wilderness” strips the power elite to the bone and takes a shocking look at the decline of the American empire at the end of the age of oil.


Books of the Year
(Fiction 2004)

OR Books of the 2004
Candle in a Dark Time
By Virginia Stuart
Compelling, emotionally charged story of how a Danish woman risks her life to save Jews from Nazis during World War II.

OR Books of the 2004
My Life: A Story
By Jesus Christ

By Christopher Miller
Innovative and provocative story of the life of Jesus Christ told as a first person narrative.

OR Books of the 2004
The Others at Monticello
By Esther Franklin
Award-winning historical novel that explores the relationship between Thomas Jefferson and his slaves, especially Sally Hemings and her children.


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Book submission deadline is
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Links For Progressive Publications & Organizations

• Influential democracy in action group
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• Greg One-man army of investigative journalism.
• From the Wilderness: Radical alternative news and essays
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• Mother Alternative and environmental news
• Liberalism Resurgent: Wealth of information on liberalism & politics
• The Foundation for Taxpayers & Consumer Rights: Loads of information about social and consumer issues
• A compendium of TV news lies
• In the Spotlight: Unsettling information about the voting process in America
• The Rest of Story: Alternative news on the media
• Judicial Watch: Legal watchdog information
• The Center for Public Integrity: Public service journalism
• People for the American Way

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