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># 1: The Impeachment. OK, but it's Congress who must do that, and they are controlled by the Republicans. Motivating them requires they feel threatened, by the people (who currently support Bush), by business who will cut the campaign funds, or by the administration itself. Ritter may be making sense, but who is listening? I don't see way towards this unless there is a financial disaster, or possible a war that is totally outrageous and unacceptable. Impeachment is fundamentally a political process in legal clothing. Clinton was impeached (although not convicted) for political reasons. Perhaps if the media was turned against Bush it could be done -- but how? Is there a way for the "good guys" to buy FOX news? Public attitudes are important, especially if the mass media is part of the equation -- but particularly so if large masses of people can be persuaded to take some co-ordinated actions which have a real effect. Marches in the street may embarrass leaders, but the only *real* power I can think of to use is electorial or economic. To bring down a giant one attacks the feet, the part within reach. Just brainstorming for ways to get more of the public aware -- which would require financing... "Radio Free America" -- some kind of radio or tv from an offshore station, short wave (but how to get the public to buy short wave radios and listen) or get control of local radio and tv stations (there seems to be free space on UHF frequencies) Pamphlets, newspapers, books, direct mailings Nifty and useful websites and email for those who are online, which also give information Wild and crazy publicity stunts with a message attached produce a movie Sponsor a tv show in prime time None of these things are as expensive as world war... A TV ad with Gandalf (from the movie) warning against the "Dark Lord" or Saruman... How do we get people to listen? What will attract their attention and yet be "respectable"? How do we employ the techniques which have proven effective for the neo-cons and hawks, and do them one better? Who else has ideas? Who can the list members ask for help with this campaigne? What are the resources of this group, and how can they be combined with other groups to get ourselves coordinated and be effective? The bad guys are organized -- we have to do that to a greater extent to go up against them. ________________________________________________________________ The best thing to hit the internet in years - Juno SpeedBand! Surf the web up to FIVE TIMES FASTER! Only $14.95/ month - visit www.juno.com to sign up today! _______________________________________________ Sent via the discussion list of the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq. To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-discuss To contact the list manager, email email@example.com All postings are archived on CASI's website: http://www.casi.org.uk