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Welcome to Camp Casey Headquarters - also the home of the Bree Walker Show on KTLK AM 1150 - Saturdays from 2-4 PM. Click here to listen live! Check here for up-to-date news about the new plans for Camp Casey and Bree's road trip to Crawford!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

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He was here by phone a couple of weeks ago, but this week we have him live and in person! Paul Krassner, counterculture icon extraordinaire and investigative satirist.

When People magazine called Krassner "Father of the underground
press," he immediately demanded a paternity test. He had published
The Realist magazine from 1958 to 1974. He reincarnated it as a
newsletter in 1985. "The taboos may have changed," he wrote, "but
irreverence is still our only sacred cow." The final issue was
published in Spring 2001.

Krassner's style of personal journalism constantly blurred the line between observer and participant. He interviewed a doctor who performed abortions when it was illegal, then ran an underground referral service. He covered the antiwar movement, then co-founded the Yippies with Abbie Hoffman and Jerry Rubin. He published material on the psychedelic revolution, then took LSD with Tim Leary, Ram Dass and Ken Kesey.

He edited Lenny Bruce's autobiography, How to Talk Dirty and
Influence People, and with Lenny's encouragement, became a stand-up
performer himself, opening at the Village Gate in New York in 1961. Ten
years later--five years after Lenny's death--Groucho Marx said, "I
predict that in time Paul Krassner will wind up as the only live Lenny

Krassner's latest book is One Hand Jerking: Reports From an Investigative Satirist, with a foreword by Harry Shearer and an introduction by Lewis Black, published by Seven Stories Press. He publishes the Disneyland Memorial Org at

He will be appearing
along with Rick Overton and Charlie Hill
among other stand-up comics at the Powerhouse in
Venice on August 5, and will perform at the Prop Theater in Chicago on
September 22.

Here are some links for Paul:

Paul's website -
Get his writings here at The Realist.
He's writing now on the Huffington Post - a feature entitled "A**holes of the Week", and other articles.

Next at bat, on the phone we have one of the hardest-working people in the Progressive community, David Swanson. He is currently on the road, marching with Cindy Sheehan on her way to Congress.

He's the Washington Director of and of He is co-founder of the / coalition, creator of and, and a board member of Progressive Democrats of America.

He has worked as a newspaper reporter and as a communications director, with jobs including press secretary for Dennis Kucinich's 2004 presidential campaign, media coordinator for the International Labor Communications Association, and three years as communications coordinator for ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). Swanson serves on the executive council of the Washington Baltimore Newspaper Guild. He obtained a master's degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia in 1997.

In April 2007, Swanson began consulting part-time for Kucinich for President 2008.

More juicy political tidbits from the indefatigably intrepid gumshoe Greg Palast! Buy his book, Armed Madhouse, now in paperback. Greg dishes the dirt on what's up with John Conyers and his pile of evidence that is screaming for impeachment. Greg will be covering the hearings for the BBC next week.

Also on the phone Bree will be talking to Dr. Dennis Loo. He is the co-author/editor of Impeach the President: the Case Against Bush and Cheney, Associate Professor of Sociology at Cal Poly Pomona, and a member of the World Can't Wait – Drive Out the Bush Regime National Steering Committee. His blog is at Information on the DY! campaign is at

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

Today's Musical Guest - Saturday, July 14

We're happy to feature the incredible David Morgan (my husband!) - singer, songwriter, keyboard player. Best known as the singer of the theme song for "Who's the Boss", he sang on the Neil Young album "Living With War", and is currently a member of the LA Blues Alliance, along with such stellar talents as Keb' Mo, Snuffy Walden, Mike Finnigan and more. Their record has just been released and is in stores now. Today he will be playing a song live in studio that takes a different perspective on terrorism called "The Choice". You can listen to it here.And here is the rest of it.

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Today, we're starting off talking to Robert Dreyfuss, author of Devil's Game: How the United States Helped Unleash Fundamentalist Islam. Dreyfuss is a freelance writer based in Alexandria, Va., who specializes in politics and national security issues. He is a contributing editor at The Nation, a contributing writer at Mother Jones, a senior correspondent for The American Prospect, and a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone.

Recently referred to as "self-appointed champions of democracy" by a county official, SAVE R VOTE, or: Secure Available Verifiable Elections Require Voter Observation Touchscreen Equipment, is headed by Korean War veteran and former Riverside County Finance Director Tom Courbat of Murrieta.

Courbat is also an Agent Orange/multiple myeloma survivor amd has over 30 years of experience in various capacities in both the county and private sectors. He also served as an elected representative to the Murrieta Water District.

And, as always, up-to-the-minute analysis by Greg Palast, investigative reporter supreme, about Harriet Miers, Sara Taylor, and 'inherent contempt'.
And here is the rest of it.

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Friday, July 6, 2007

Bree in the Lone Star Iconoclast

Just in time for Independence Day, Bree is featured on the cover of her new local paper, Crawford's own "Lone Star Iconoclast"! The aptly-named Iconoclast stirred up controversy in Crawford when it gave its endorsement in the 2004 Presidential race to John Kerry instead of its arguably most famous resident, George W. Bush.

Bree Walker Has Big Plans As New Owner Of Camp Casey

CRAWFORD, Texas — The new owner of property once occupied by a controversial anti-war figure is scheduled to make her first visit to Crawford this week with plans to introduce herself to the community.
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Day One - July 5, 2007

Today has been our travel day. Bree and I were warmly welcomed in Waco by the Camp Casey contingent, and Cindy met us with Jezebel the RV, her new traveling companion. She took us to Camp Casey first so that we could get a feel for it. There is some rain and flooding in Crawford, and as we drove down the road towards town, we could see trees by the side of the road standing knee-deep in water.

We drive onto the property - the first thing I see is the Camp Casey sign, then the photo of Casey on the left amid a burst of sunflowers. As the road curves right you see the rows upon rows of crosses remembering the fallen soldiers. Camp Casey is greener than I expected, although the flooding probably has a lot to do with it. Little flower gardens are scattered here and there. Further on is a group of small tents where people are camping out. A lot of people are here already, mostly Camp Casey and Crawford Peace House regulars who are getting re-acquainted and catching up with each other. There is a open-air kitchen tent, and a stage area.

Having never been here before or met any of these people in person, I'm trying to catch names and match them up with faces, but it's a challenge. So I take a lot of pictures and I expect that by the end of the weekend I'll know a lot more folks.

Later, we go on to the hotel to relax, socialize, cool off and get ready for whatever awaits us over the weekend.

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Summer of Love '07 Cindy Sheehan

On a Journey for Humanity (cross-posted on

The other day I came out of my short retirement due to yet another Bush flagrant abuse of power. We decided that we would walk from Atlanta to DC to gather a people’s movement for humanity. The longer BushCo are in office the less chance we have of recovering the heart and soul of our nation, saving our soldiers and the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and saving the planet from corporate and individual waste and pollution. Impeachment, removal from office, and in a perfect world: incarceration for the criminals against humanity, are urgent and necessary steps that need to be taken today.

Since the announcement of the Walk, circumstances have changed. Rev. Lennox Yearwood is not going to have his hearing for Conduct Unbecoming until the end of August, and we were going to begin our walk after his hearing on July 12th in Macon, GA. So consequently, we are going to begin our Journey on July 10th in Crawford, Texas.
Our Journey will take us through places such as Ft. Benning, GA, and New Orleans where Bush Crimes have had such a deeply detrimental affect on people. Torture and the continued criminal lack of help for the people of the Gulf States are two of BushCo’s more heinous crimes.

Our Journey will also take us to House Judiciary committee members’ offices where we will sit-in and demand that they institute Articles of Impeachment against Bush and Cheney immediately. On July 23rd, we will be in Congressman John Conyers’ office to encourage him to take the lead on impeachment. A sit-in in his office is possible and likely.

The US part of our Journey will end in New York City where on July 27th we will stage a demonstration in front of the UN to highlight the refugee crisis in the Middle East caused by the Bush High Crime Cabal. There are millions of people displaced by the atrocity in Iraq and, no matter what former US Ambassador and leading neo-con war criminal John Bolton says, the US does owe the people of Iraq more than we can ever repay. The very least we owe them, though, is a relatively safe country to live in and basic human rights like: homes, food, clean water and medical care.

Our route and flyer for the “Gather-in of Hearts” is posted at Camp Casey Peace Institute. Donations can also be made there. Visit our MySpace page and be our friend!

We also need volunteers in cities along the route to help coordinate rallies/actions and food/housing for walkers. To volunteer, e-mail Dede Miller at or call: 562-912-5838 (we don’t take blocked calls.).

On July 29th, we will be re-creating the Summer of Love and hold a “Gather-in of Hearts” in Central Park with leading activists and musical entertainment. Proceeds will go to Iraqi Refugees and for medical supplies for Iraqi hospitals.

When we are finished in NYC, a few of us will be Journeying to Amman, Jordan to help refugees in Jordan and Syria. We will visit the camps to assess the depth of the humanitarian crisis that is causing so many children to unnecessarily and tragically suffer. We have so much in this country. How can we allow our brothers and sisters to go without basics? Who can sleep comfortably at night and enjoy three square meals a day when other people only have moldy bread to eat and are starving? Do you think of the people of Iraq and the refugees literally dying of thirst when you go to turn on your tap for plentiful, clean water? Our animals here in the US are treated better than many humans on our planet. As MLK, Jr. said in his speech at the Riverside Church on April 04, 1967: “My government is the biggest purveyor of violence.” Our government has killed enough people to populate many small states in the US and has forced millions more to flee their places of birth. Our governments will never change, but our hearts can and we can do much to alleviate suffering and change the world.

Since I announced the Journey for Humanity, I have received a lot of support and encouragement, and many “I’ll be with you in spirits.” We appreciate your moral support, but we need your bodies and your dollars if you can’t participate. Our world is in an environmental, political and humanitarian state of emergency at this point and participation in a People’s Movement for Change, Justice and Humanity is becoming mandatory by our membership in the Human Race.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

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We'll be talking to Leon Smith, the editor-in-chief of the Lone Star Iconoclast - the local Crawford, Texas newspaper, soon to be Bree's local paper! This next holiday weekend Bree and Alicia will be going to Crawford to celebrate Cindy Sheehan's birthday on July 5th, celebrate the independence of our nation, and kick up a little dust!

Once again, the intrepid Greg Palast reports.

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Action Alerts! Please check out National Priorities Project - the place we got our Cost of the Iraq War counter. National Priorities Project analyzes and clarifies federal data so that people can understand and influence how their tax dollars are spent. Find out how much the Iraq War is costing your city!

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