PAA General Meeting Minutes Thursday, July 10, 2008

Submitted by C. Lee Taylor on August 13, 2008 - 11:36pm. ::

PAA General Meeting
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Havens Center, 1827 W. Alabama

Convened: 7:15 p.m.

Attending: Bill Crosier; Bart Boyce; Cheryl Crosier; Mikal Hutto; Bob Carter; Jon Axford; Willie Simons; Mark Lacy; CLT; Boulos

• Dennis Kucinich impeachment articles presented today
• John Conyers in Houston Friday, July 18, re: Harris County justice
• Joe Horn no bill demonstration Thursday, July 10, 2008
• Local elections
• Gilatzmon, Israeli pro-Palestinian musician March/April 2009
• ACLU FISA lawsuit
• 911Truth and Kucinich 8 p.m. conference call
• Don’t Bomb Iran; Iran. Are we that stupid? Freeway blogging
• Green Party national convention in Chicago

1. Kucinich introduced new impeachment articles for Bush
2. Conyers’ Houston visit tabled until Don Cook arrives
3. Joe Horn follow up meeting by Coalition for Justice, 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, at SHAPE,
3815 Live Oak, Contact info: 832.494.4027
4. Check out who’s running and against whom; Mike Skelley running against John Culberson;
5. (Discussion off topic on wind energy)
6. Gilatzmon visiting US in 2009; in Houston March/April – tabled until next meeting
7. ACLU lawsuit alleging FISA violates 4th amendment
8. Michael Klare author and documentarian, “Blood and Oil,” 14-20 Sept. in Houston; looking for venues and sponsors; contact Jim Rine with Veterans for Peace
9. Join freeway bloggers on bridge to demonstrate peace with Iran, not bombs
10. Kucinich telephone conference: Presidential campaign morphed into Congressional campaign, which sidelined promise to hold hearings about Rumsfeld’s declaration of missing billions on 9-10-01; the put options that suggested foreknowledge; request DK file bill granting access to 911 Commission’s evidence in national archives which is presently not subject to FOIA requests because commission deemed to be a part of legislative process – DK suggests amending the federal records act to make it subject to FOIA; question about “Fog” with executive order on emergency powers post 911; continuity of government question – DK notes administration’s ability to stonewall and inability or failure of Congress to exercise its responsibilities; whistleblowers from military and elsewhere who are requesting help – DK acknowledges whistleblowers need for protection against retaliation, encouragement and reward for coming forward, which means we’ve gotta rid the country of fear of persecution for blowing whistle on abuse wherever found
11. Don Cook relayed conversation he had with Parnel and referred him to Kofi, whom he’s not yet contacted; Parnel thinks it’s a stretch to pull Conyers into impeachment

Adjourned 8:50 p.m.