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A Weekly Cartoon from Dirtworshiping Heathens Sketchbook...
There's a great outcry over the Catholic church's coverup of priestly perversions, but it's hard to find too many Americans getting worked up over the much more ghastly coverup of an official policy of torture and murder of prisoners by the US government. ---------------------------------------
Central Oregon : Home of the Cowboy, a slice of the old west, where wild mustangs run free and ranchers quietly maintain their livestock. So why then is it a haven for animal abuse and neglect? Why are hundreds of animals found starving and sick every year? Why can't anyone really do anything to make it better? Local vets accuse animal control officers of harrasment when they try and help,.. neighbors close their eyes to the skinny dogs running the street and the animal rescues in the area are far to few to even make a dent.
Houses of Horror -- Toxic Supermarkets
Why is it so inconceivable that after the United States of America on executive order from its President deliberately spread smallpox in order to complete the clearing of the North American continent of its native human population while at the same time inoculating only white people - why is it so it inconceivable that the official body of the United States government would use disease to clear another resource rich continent, Africa.
This is a 560 word report of the current situation in Lebanon with 10 photos.
In honor of my father's warrior spirit
As if we did not know...
If elections are rigged and congress doesn't care then WHY VOTE? Why do investigative journalism if scmucks tell us lies on the media and good stories are ignored. Why try? I think I'm going to grow my own pot and watch only reality TV. Life is short and I want to enjoy it.
More Green Party sleaze. Will it ever end?
The gist of the article is the democratic party is part of the problem, along with its "anti-war" enablers,including Medea "media seeking" Benjamin,the Green Party,etc.
Right now, the poll says over 70% are against the mayor's decision to quit the JTTF. Turn it around with your votes now. www.katu.com.
Repubs failing or is the President turning to a lame duck?..New hope is at hand. Delay is embarrased, the president appontee delayed, a nulear option that is hollow
A history of the "modern" prison finds that it is a very recent invention.
Language and truth.
When we talk about the dangers posed by the Christian Fascists and the configuration in ruling structures of U.S. society now, some people say, "Are you people just trying to scare people into scurrying to your banner?" Well, no. This is very real. And one of the things that was very important in the discussion that followed the talk I gave on the dictatorship of the proletariat (" Dictatorship and Democracy, and the Socialist Transition to Communism"), was the question about whether there's "a perfect fit" between this Christian Fascist program and the interests and needs of the ruling class, at this time at least. (This discussion was published in the RW #1261, December 12, 2004.)
When the founders of Earth Day had to pick a day there was one obvious choice.
Howard Dean hopes Bush is "incredibly successful with his policy now that he's there."
I'm a first year student at PCC, and I'm feeling a growing anxiousness to get out and be a full time activist. What can I do?
well it seems the secret is out...just what are we gonna do about it?
Does it matter anymore? Changing the system from within? Uniting a opposition party? Revolution? Secession?
This is a short report with 4 photos of ther showing of Danny Schechter's new film `WMD weapons of mass deception`in Amman, Jordan.
I pledge allegiance to the flag and the dollar of the United States Military Empire, and to the system of imperialism, exploitation and oppression for which they stand, one oligarchy, one priesthood, one security force over all, holding in bondage all lands, all people, all of nature as mere commodities to be used and discarded at will, with alienation, slavery, betrayal, corruption, hatred and fear for all.
Introduction - the Necessity of Democracy to Our Prosperity
As we have seen in the past, when workers unions take action, it works. But what about the workers union we never hear about, the poor workers union? Even panhandlers should have a workers union and stand up against the classism they have been receiving in Portland. The current condition for the homeless is horrible these days, but what are we doing to stop it?
Just an interesting historical note; I was reading through the history of our county's sheriff's, and thought you guys would find this worth reading.
FEMA is gaurding empty concentration camps. Why??
The basis for referents and teachers about democracy has shifted, specially during the last five years - the US is no longer an adequate teacher to the rest of the world about anything related to democracy. We must look for emerging examples around the world to lead humanity into this fairly novel idea of "democracy". The people of Quito, Ecuador have given that example during the last 10 days. Our collective hats off to them and a sincere thanks for a timely lesson in democracy as it should be when confronted with absolute corruption and fascism.
Blog forums, you know those quirky little places where you get an idea of what makes a specific group of people "tic"? Visiting the one representing the anti-LNG faction of Warrenton, Oregon, residents makes you think maybe the government might have a good idea where to place these storage tanks.
"There needs to be an independent media." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice 04/20/05
The Bush Social Security "reform" proposal is so ridiculous, and John Bolton is such a jerk, that you have to wonder: could there be a reason Bush is proposing such stupid things? Maybe they are meant to be outrageous, to keep us ineffectively spinning our wheels while the real dirty business gets done.
A comparison of the two Cascadias.
Information from a friend...
I was curious as to the symbolic meaning of the term Benedict, and the following is the result of my research. It would appear that the meaning of 'Benedict' is further consolidation and centralization of power in the office of the Papacy, a continuation of the right wing extremism and authoritarianism characteristic of the previous Pope, and perhaps even an implied threat against any more Priests out there who might be involved in sexual scandals
A Pic Is Worth 1000 Words
what happened in the senate today
Two quotes concerning the death of Marla Ruzicka
The Mossad carried out 911, with high governmental Pro Zionist help and Cover-up!
The Mossad warned, then carried out a false flag operation on 911, with high governmental help and cover up.
There is no evidence available to us that the accusations levelled against unknown Israelis by Walter Storch of The Barnes Review are true. There are no SEC press releases, nor are there any mentions of the SEC naming unknown Israeli traders in the three sources suggested by Walter Storch. Therefore we can safely conclude that the Israeli money trail is nothing but an urban myth that has planted itself in cyberspace.
Both many Greens and many progressive Democrats, and probably many others, are discouraged and disgusted about in-fighting along party lines. Sure, Greens are building an alternative party, and that is good, but that shouldn't mean that Greens can't vote for progressive Democrats for office or that progressive Democrats can't vote for Greens.
Then there's ugly stuff like when some Democrats acted unethically to sabotage the convention that was to have gotten Nader on the ballot in Oregon in 2004. That left ALL progressives dismayed and disgusted. Now, when some big labor Democrats reportedly suggested to Nader in 2000 that maybe Nader could tell people, just in Florida, not all over the country, to go ahead and vote for the Democrat -- just the one time -- that was okay, as far as I'm concerned, that they suggested it. What's wrong is if Democrats blame Nader because he didn't do that and then Democrats nurse a grudge over it.
Because, SCREW THE PAST -- we have the future to take care of.
Jesse Jackson, Jr., has called for progressive Democrats to reach out to include progressives outside the Democratic Party. For example, according to CommonDreams (from back in 2000) --
"Jackson has emerged as the leading Democratic advocate for opening the fall presidential debates to make room for Green Party candidate Ralph Nader--introducing a House resolution that urges the Commission on Presidential Debates to include Nader and any other candidate whose participation is supported by a majority of voters polled."
Mass Action and Autonomous Action in the Election Year
An analysis of the successes and failures of recent militant demonstrations
Recently, I've been discussing with friends the prospects for Life After Cheap Petroleum. It's surreal sometimes to see the way we all go about our lives as if there were no end to the Potemkin Village fossil fuel economy we've built ourselves. Sometimes, talking about the very real reality of resource depletion, you'd think you were talking about UFOs or something.
What follows is a series of private emails, as well as some closing thoughts of my own, prompted by this discussion, and some resources I've found that people may find timely.
According to The Oregonian, TriMet's citizens advisory board is concerned about crime and fare evasion outside the area in downtown Portland Fareless Square, a hallmark of downtown Portland's transit hub since 1975, may be headed for major modification -- or elimination -- because of concerns about security and fare evasion.
A Weekly cartoon from Dirtworsiping Heatens Sketchbook...
Comments recently posted here at Portland IMC are taking hours upon hours to appear. It is almost as if the comments are being sent by Amtrak.
I will say a Spock prayer for this minister: may he live long and prosper.
War has always been good business for the church-state.
In the last election a Green candidate made a deal with Hooley and then dropped out. The Greens will not challenge a Democrat if they think it could cost the Democrat the election. They will only run candidates against Democrats who have safe seats, like Ron Wyden.
The only way the left can have any electoral impact is to run against Democrats in close elections and try to make them lose.
This is a charge frequently levelled here at PIMC -- that the Democratic Party is all about limiting ballot access and perpetuating the two-party system. Supposedly that's all that myself, or Peter DeFazio or Earl Blumenauer really care about. That is the kind of loose talk, inflammatory talk and BULLSHIT that I am tired of getting -- so let's look at the REALITIES.
I respectfully suggest that it's high time that we look at the record to see whether, in fact, the Democratic Party can be said to be the cause of the Green Party's problems in reaching ballot access in Oregon or nationally. Typical of the charges brought (without evidence of any kind) against ALL Democrats (including progressive Democrats!) are accusations made in a comment by "StevetheGreen" following my article suggesting that the Greens would do well to put up a viable candidate against Darlene Hooley for her seat in Congress --
We are as valid and honorable -- and probably more effective -- as any Greens or as Ralph Nader or Peter Camejo!
These were the exact same conditions that reigned when the killer-retard-president launched 9/11. The problem is that now we will not have the world rooting for us but celebrating our death and demise, so the attack may have to be a bit bigger than before. Chenney, Gonzalez and Rumsfeld will probably push the nuclear option and coordinate with the media to ensure that the enemies they create this time are also internal as much as external.
what do we do?
In the long run, however, peoples and intertwined races who lives together. sharing the same economy, inevitably interbreed, and in this way, if no other, the relations which were merely co-operative and economic become social and cultural.
When migration leads to conquest, either economic or political. assimilation is inevitable. Heterosexist!
Setting the reasons for war against Iran?
John was a mainline leader/activist in the American Indian Movement in the 1970s. In 1979,his family, including 3 young daughters, were murdered. He was given access to the world of famous musicians and allowed to go *in and out of craziness* while he greived and began to write. His deep inner-seeking brings out gems by the dozen. The State works overtime to suppress his insights so that you never even hear of him, much less his depths. He's a traditional-oriented American Indian who is part of a broader resistance against the colonization of both peoples and *their minds* (not only indians!). Everyone should realize the value of hearing him out and passing the word on!
Its time for a bit of morbid humor. I am not non-religeous and the pope was not misogynous.
Just 4 funsies...
The Fourth World War is now coming to Oregon in a big way. With heavy support from the state of Oregon, the transnational LNG pirates and their federal government sponsors are shoving their way into the Columbia River.
Remember any of these guys???
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