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The timing was way too convenient - just days to weeks before crucial votes on Bush's sweeping energy plan and Clear Skies Initiative - both designed to dramatically overempower and expand the fossil-fuel-driven electrical power generating industry. Afterall, if the 9/11 disaster got G.W. the Patriot Acts, why shouldn't a massive power outage get him "Energy Acts"?
Why I abandoned my cab at City Hall
"Globalization is daily terror. Every seven seconds a child under 10 dies of starvation. Every four minutes a person loses eyesight on account of Vitamin A deficiency. Over 100,000 die every day of hunger or its immediate consequences... The FAO calculates: World agriculture could feed twelve billion people today without problem..There is no fatalism here, only imperial destruction and arrogance." Translated from the German
Contact your Oregon state legislators to prevent cuts to human services necessary for survival.
Good article about cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, on the Columbia River in eastern Washington, about 200 miles upstream from Portland.
when i came home for vacation and learned that my buddy had been killed in baghdad, a lot of things started to look different to me.
The Bush Administration's privatization agenda is out of control. Recently, former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt pointed an accusing finger at Mr. Bush for his efforts to privatize aspects of the National Park Service. But Babbitt didn't go far enough. The treats are much greater that Babbitt suggested and he himself was a big part of the problem. Here's the rest of the story.
What do the neighbors think? You wouldn't know because I can't find where any of the press has asked them. I've asked some folks in the 'hood, and none have heard anything about it.
Every anarchist in Eugene will be there, so should you!
Flash Mobs are the latest Internet craze circling the planet. They are examples of smart mobs, a term coined by writer Howard Rheingold, which describes the use of modern technology to quickly mobilize people for spontaneous creative gatherings. At the moment flash mobs are a performance art form, organised through internet and mobile phone technology, allowing ordinary people to participate. It is only a matter of time before flash mobs are utilised effectively as part of a swarm protest strategy, or to counteract incursions on free speech and protest.
Yes, that's right, Fred Phelps, well-known advisor to God (Whose will may be read at Phelps' site, http://www.godhatesfags.com), will be bringing his "picketing ministry" to Bob Hope's memorial service on August 27.
im wondering how it went, from what i read on the website, it sounded great. was it?
Like the rest of you, I am a part of the activist community. As a member of this community I mean the following article as a self-reflection and a challenge- not as a critism of people, affinity groups, etc. Howevery, I am harboring concerns about the state of our community.
One soldier's letter reported that in his unit, "each soldier is limited to two 1.5-liter bottles a day," and that inadequate water rations were leading to "heat casualties." An American soldier died of heat stroke on Saturday; are poor supply and living conditions one reason why U.S. troops in Iraq are suffering such a high rate of noncombat deaths?
Corporate earnings are dismal. The S&P P/E ratios sit at 32, meaning that stocks are selling at 32 times their earnings (good stocks are considered to have a P/E ratio of ten or under).
The US trade deficit will be over $500 billion this year. The "estimated" $455 billion federal budget deficit does not include Iraq, Afghanistan, and homeland defense either, so will it be $600 billion in the hole? $750 billion? Since DC rarely tells the truth, no one knows.
Consumer debt is at an all time high, in the hundreds of billions of dollars, and climbing at a 5.1% annual rate. Bankruptcies are also at virtually all time highs, and climbing. In August of 2002, natural gas prices were $2.64 per million BTUs, and according to the Dept of Energy, by January of 2004, the price will be more than $9.00 for the same amount, tripling in a year and a half. The Iraq debacle is costing $4 billion a month, and no end is in sight.
For the vast majority of Americans, there's only one issue in the 2004 election that has the potential for making their life significantly better than it is now: reducing defense spending. There's only one candidate for president who has the potential to deliver what the vast majority of Americans want: peace, security, jobs, lower taxes, health care, education, fixing social security, infrastruture development, social services, a better environment.
lawsuits and laugh lines
Is one enough?
Bu$h/Cheney 2004 Campaign Bumperstickers
The guy goes AWOL for an entire year, spends gobs of our cash to pull that stunt on the aircraft carrier, and he gets an action figure for his efforts. Somebody stick pencils in my eyes NOW.
I found this on The New Enlightenment
It's worth reading
Your state legislators need to hear from you now.
I took a break from activism to focus on my life for awhile
Come, all you who are not satisfied
as ruler in a lone, wallpapered room
full of mute birds, and flowers that falsely bloom,
and closets choked with dreams that long ago died!
We have the sweet noise of the sea at our back
and before us the bitter shouting of the gun;
and the brass wing of aeroplanes and the sun
that walks about us burning. Here we wound
our feet on metal fragments of the bomb,
the sword unburied and the poisoned ground.
"Designer Prostitution" was the topic of an interview by Katie Couric on the Today Show, August 11, 2003. It represented the horror of the middle and upper classes as they have fallen victim to the free-market forces as defined by Adam Smith. This is an open letter response and editorial to that nationally syndicated "town meeting" interview.
"The so-called `Washington Consensus' from the 80s promised that a neoliberal policy - liberalization and deregulation - would be good for everyone. In fact, local structures in agriculture and industrial production are destroyed, human lives are annihilated through hunger and poverty and enormous environmental damage continued." Translated from the German
A 13-year-old Iraqi boy who lost his parents and both arms in the war that toppled President Saddam Hussein arrived yesterday in Britain for treatment.
By now its clear to everyone, that Bush lied to congress about weapons of mass destruction. He lied to the American people. He had aides lie to the Untied Nations. He lied about the connection between Iraq and bin Laden. He lied about Nigeria. He lied about chemical and biological weapons. He lied about the underlying reasons to wage war. He lied blaming others for his lies. He lied about his staff; they are all a bunch of convicted felons and retreads from his daddy's administration. He lied and good men died because he lied.
an attempt to use male privilege to fight sexual violence and rape in our communities. and to keep the dialogue going.
Interesting fact that Feds are witholding evidence demonstrating that the fires in the WTC were under control and none too hot, since firefighters were in the 78th floor minutes before the collapse. This seems to contradict the official conspiracy defenders who claim that "top secret" doesn´t equate to conspiracy.
view picture, think, act...
It's a job loss recovery.
OHSU Bio-terrorism labs - PDF Flyer 3up
Recently there's been a lot of hoopla on Portland Indymedia (and other Indymedia sites) about Rich Mackin, a prominent zinester who has been accused of being a "dangerous sexual predator." For writing this, I will be accused of not showing solidarity with survivors of sexual assault and many other nasty things. However, I believe that an injustice is being committed and I will not stand idly by.
Break the Chains is dedicated to fighting repression, supporting prisoners (political and social) and elimating the prison industrial complex. The opeing night touched on the direct experiences and knowledge of the speakers giving emotional and dedicated accounts of the history of oppression against monorities. This is a personal account of the opening ceremony.
Khalid Mustafa was just an ordinary patsy who got busted with some crank and flipped informant...later caugt downtown at the "Saturday Market" selling hand guns under the table. Since this was after 9-11, the FBI had cranked up its witch hunt into high gear...used Mustafa as the informer of opportunity. But Hawash was already a deep cover agent that had collaborated against militant Islam in Palestine already...that's how he got into the USA to begin with. He has already become skilled in the informants role by working together with Israel's Shabbak (the Jewish FBI) by posing as a pious Muslim...Hawash knew this scheme already but wanted out of Israel...U.S. citizenship girls, drugs and money were his reward.
In order to have an succesful impact the Peace and Justice movement needs to reach as many people as it can. This can be gauged.
Real Love. True Love. Feels good.
Late on a Saturday last weekend I had to make some flyers, and I had to default to Fred Meyer on 39th and Hawthorne since other places were closed. There was a garbage can by the copier, but no recycling. ... You can call the store director, Greg Monda, at 503-232-8844 to request that a recycling container be put by the copier.
"There is every reason today to refer the negative utopia of George Orwell to the only remaining superpower - the America of George W. Bush. This is true for that schizophrenic form of mental indoctrination called `double think' which in the novel runs through the members of the `inner party'. `Double think' enables them to believe and integrate in their consciousness two contradictory truths." Translated fr German
State legislature continues planning to kill people with human services funding cuts.
The attachment prints out to a poster that will mount on an 18 x 24 poster board.
The file is about 350K.
Watch as I make a seemingly "anti-business" argument designed to fit within the Left's world view, but ... TA-DA!!! ... I actually make an argument in favor of laissez-faire... now that's how to "serve it up with a LEFT SPIN"
We need to flyer this whole damn town.
Not just endless variations on the same flyer-not that they aren't cool. Dont get me wrong....
I think that it's pretty interesting that all of the articles posted to this site have a radical, leftward bent. Not that I think that there is anything wrong with that, quite the opposite really. I only hope that you will be as open-minded and tolerant to my opinions as I am to yours. First, to get it out of the way, a bit about myself. 21 years old. Conservative Republican. I have no personal attacks nor do I have any partisan rants planned for this article. I only want to contribute my two cents to the discourse.
Concentration Camp Bush is a place where suspected terrorists are being held. There are 2,700 people being held against their will in CONCENTRATION CAMP BUSH in NYC right now.
Take a moment to remember Nagasaki
know what's funny?
Below is a piece written by Jeff 'Free' Luers currently serving a 22.5 year sentence in Oregon for the burning of 3 SUVs.
His case is in appeal and you can learn more about his case by subscribing to his list serve.
Is there any effort being done to post flyers in "mainstream" locations to let people know about Bush's visit? How about handing out flyers at Pioneer Square? We know that all the hardcore activist folks will show up, but what about the bulk of the liberal/left types?
Seems Dweebya has an affinity for Catholic Schools. Was he an alter boy or something?
Small wonder that the Catholic school would be inviting the little pervert to their environs. Seems they get a bit of bread from Homeland Security. THIS IS SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE???
Orwell's Winston and Mike Hawash have a lot in common.
Today, the Oregon House of Representatives passed HB 2356, which bans the City of Portland from using its authority of condemnation in order to acquire electric utility property. Its purpose is to stop the City of Portland from acquiring PGE assets from Enron.
Having recently learned of you plea agreement wherein you have agreed to collaborate with the enemies of Islam [the enemies of Allah] against your Brothers and your Sisters in Islam, I remind you that "Those who purchase disbelief at the price of faith inherit the Hell Fire." [ 2:86]
Does anyone know anything more about the itinerary? He usually has to wimp out and skulk around tiny hamlets far from Portland when he comes to the NW. Let's try to meet him wherever he goes.
Portland IMC techs--
there are several useful things that a confrontational force can accomplish in this situation.
How much money do Vera Katz and Homer Williams need to steal?
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