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Not corporate media 18.08.2005 01:58
Eating crow at Portland Indymedia - what happens when a feature story isn't true?
What happens when a reporter or writer 'makes up' facts? In recent years, respect for corporate media has plummeted, in part because of revelations that reporters have falsified parts or the entire body of articles.
This has happened at the New Republic, the New York Times, USA Today and others. In several cases, the reporters in question were fired. As well, apologies to the readers appeared, along with steps to prevent recurrences.
What happens when fiction appears as fact at Portland Indymedia?

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Don Beck 17.08.2005 23:21
David Broncoccio and Now - Sellouts or Brain Dead
In the first five minutes of his show about Enron, he mentioned the BILLIONS (38 to be close) that Enron stole from California alone. Ten minutes later he referred to Enron as the "Bankrupt Energy Giant".

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Manuel Valenzuela 17.08.2005 15:50
The Evolution of Revolution, Part II: Where Flags Do Not Rise
Found this great essay at Manuel Valenzuela's new blog which contains every damn essay he's ever written. This guy is prolific, and very, very good. Pay the blog a visit, click through the archives, read a couple of articles. Good for the soul. This essay speaks to the lunacy of nations as entities, of divisions of peoples, and of human future.
www.valenzuelasveritas.blogspot.com

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ANALYSIS BY THE DUDE 17.08.2005 07:56
USA USA HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE YOU GOING TO JAIL TODAY?
JUSTICE FOR ALL if the moral nation can't be no. 1 in health care, why not a leader in incarceration. can you see a problem here?

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jdc 17.08.2005 01:26
So-Called “Disengagement” from Gaza Is a Ruse
I just wrote this op-ed to coincide with the so-called "disengagement" from the Gaza Strip by Israel. I am a Portlander who has been to Palestine several times, and am fed up with the media coverage of the issue in this country. I hope this article will give you a little more insight into this issue than CNN or the corporate news has been doing in their cheerleading for Israel this week.

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Daniel Borgström 16.08.2005 19:55
Between the Crosses
Some thoughts that crossed my mind after hearing Cindy Sheehan speak

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Phil 16.08.2005 18:28
Our Leaders- Guess who said this!
"Victory means exit strategy, and it's important for the President to explain to us what the exit strategy is."
- Was said by....?

Or how about:
"You can support the troops but not the president." -By...?

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Patrick Martin 16.08.2005 15:36
Where Frank Rich goes wrong: the war in Iraq and the stakes for American imperialism
Frank Rich of the New York Times is one of a handful of columnists for the major daily newspapers in the United States who exhibit intelligence and compassion. He makes no secret of his loathing for the war in Iraq—a sentiment entirely to his credit and rare in the media. And he recognizes that the Bush administration, with its combination of criminality and recklessness, represents something qualitatively new and troubling in American political life.

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anonymous 16.08.2005 11:13
Officer James: Credit Where Due
I've had many reasons to dislike the Portland police bureau and its minions in blue (and black) in recent years. I've watched unbelievable atrocities committed by portland police officers against unarmed demonstrators, for example, and have reeled at stories of officers gunning down unarmed motorists and people in mental hospitals. They even pepper sprayed babies. So it's with a pleasant sense of surprise that I offer the following anecdote.

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one 16.08.2005 09:30
Engaged in the Community
how to remain engaged in activism

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analysis by the dude 16.08.2005 09:00
USA USA HOW MANY KIDS DID YOU KILL TODAY?
Just Say No The free press has made great efforts to keep us ignorant of our governments behaviour.

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steve 16.08.2005 07:01
this website becomming pointless
in a world of increasing conflict and violent war, of famine, poverty, and reaction- the articles on this website that are continually discussed are: animals, bike helmets, and talking about indy-media. This is concerning. Events are speeding up on a world scale, another war is on the horizon, and still with the animals and bike helmets. Should we not make some kind of priority in our activism?

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Dave Lindorff 15.08.2005 23:11
For Journalists on the Left, the Mix is Not Propitious
It was bad enough when publishers and editors demanded that stories exhibit a straght-jacket balance that gave equal weight to lying with truthtelling. Now editors are going for a news "mix" that balances the politics of various stories in the days news "package." -----------

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William Hughes 15.08.2005 21:30
Christopher Hitchens Smears Cindy Sheehan
Cindy Sheehan Cindy Sheehan's gallant anti-War vigil outside of the ranch of our half-demented President, George W. Bush, Jr., in Crawford Texas, is drawing massive support from around the country. It is also attracting pro-war snakes, like that former "Nation" magazine ranter, Christopher Hitchens. A Brit, who comes across as an insufferable Tory, he accused Sheehan of trying to "ventriloquize the dead" and of spouting off "sinister piffle."

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Steven Black 15.08.2005 19:51
Welcome to the Shitocracy
Stick a fork in their asses, turn them over, they're done.

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citizen of Rodentia 15.08.2005 11:21
Fake Secret Service 'Bomb' Planted at Mayflower Hotel:News Hijacked
The American BUND: They Never Went Away-They Just Took Over here's why:

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raven 15.08.2005 09:03
Torture in Afghanistan
Dilawar of Yakubi died by crucifixion.

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Lynn Porter 14.08.2005 22:43
Health care is a civil right
Printed Sunday in the Register-Guard.

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OregonNative 14.08.2005 20:50
Secession Discussion
secession

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Thomas de Zengotita Thomas de Zengotita 14.08.2005 18:46
I Fear A Trap at Crawford
Just her by herself, waiting out the heat, all alone in the prairie, waiting for her President—with little George holed up in his phony ranch-compound. That was an image that might have changed minds.

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By ANNE E. KORNBLUT 14.08.2005 16:57
Mother's Grief-Fueled Vigil Becomes Nexus for Antiwar Protesters
Ms. Sheehan's natural, sincere look and earthy appearance on television do not betray the semiprofessional operation running the show at Camp Casey: organizers from Code Pink, a women's peace organization, and a public relations expert from Fenton Communications........

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Lloyd Hart 14.08.2005 12:37
African Food Exports vs. African Starvation
The only reason people in Africa are starving is because Africans do not control the vast majority of traditional prime and irrigated farmland as they once did before the white barbarian came and took control of that land for the very purpose of exporting food back to Europe and America

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Brent Herbert 14.08.2005 00:36
Questions for the U.S. National Council of Churches (BKH)
And a protest as well as a warning

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But what's this got to do with us? 14.08.2005 00:02
Bringing the War to Warrenton, Bradwood, Clatskanie, and a city near you!
The Columbia River is very quickly being given away to transnatioanl corporations, and there's a little peep from the peops. Many feel hopeless, withdraw from the slimey carpetbaggers, embark on "Internal migration". Still, the powers-that-be get threatened when we show up at every meeting with increasingly creative props. They show fear when we refuse to leave.

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Manuel Valenzuela 13.08.2005 21:51
A Look Into the Mirror
critical analysis of washington politics, american society, hypocrisy and the anti-war movement

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Ovid 13.08.2005 20:14
My problem with the PPRC
Why the PPRC and other passivist groups are furthering the disillusionment of movements for social justice.

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jason 13.08.2005 20:01
Chemical weapons found in Iraq (finally)
Finally, bush can explain why we went to war. Now it all makes sense.

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Ytzhak 13.08.2005 11:03
Notes from new Palestine: revolutionary suicidal tendencies
anthany james dawson it has been 6 years since the martyredome of anthony james dawson and
the silence remains by all who thought they once meant something to
activism as they lay cozy in union jobs. all the deaf, dumb and blind
and coopted media run by the sycophants of can west mediocrity, be it
the mainstream facist press to the sellout alternia-rags sold out to
arrogant bigots with tunnel vision, no imagination and with axes to
grind, still hold no sense to know the question - what time is it?

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Archie Kennedy 13.08.2005 07:23
Dreams Can Come True
We often witness the irony of self fulfilling prophecy and the strange karmic, 'what goes around comes around' sort of cosmic justice. To the chagrin of dreamers, dreams sometimes do come true.

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The Bush Family 12.08.2005 18:29
Bush Family Statement
Please stop, George.

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Douglas Lain 12.08.2005 18:10
PPRC still exists
Friday Rally stops by my workplace.

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no pasaran 12.08.2005 15:08
Neo-Nazi and White Power Groups Using Author's Website to Organize
Neo-Nazi and White Power groups in Canada, the US and elsewhere have been using Nationstates.net, an online gaming site based on Australian author Max Barry's novel, Jennifer Government, to recruit new members through free and apparently unmoderated message boards. Let him know what's up with supporting hate groups by letting them use his site!

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William Hughes 12.08.2005 07:08
WWII's Japanese War Lords Left off the Hook!
Recently, ceremonies of "Remembrance" were held for the victims of the U.S.' A-bombings of Japan. No mention, however, was made of the fascist Japanese War Lords, like Hideki Tojo, who had launched wars of aggression against Asian/Pacific states, beginning in 1931, and with the U.S., in 1941. Tojo's granddaughter recently said, "Japan didn't fight wars of aggression." Ignoring the evils of the War Lords plays into the hands of the Revisionists.

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Matt Marriott 11.08.2005 17:51
Nymex Crude over $66.6 tomorrow - coincidentally just in time for ...
... entering the $1 dollar a day rythm period in the BIG BANG timeline, as predicted by Matt Marriott in 1999

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Videotaco 11.08.2005 16:48
Rubber Tramps -- Documentary Film About Roadpeople And Life On The Road
Author Ken Kesey Comments On Roadculture Throughout The Film People live in their vehicles for a variety of reasons. American cities are passing laws which are essentially criminalizing both poverty and homelessness. Rubber Tramps shows both the romantic and difficult aspects of living on the road and is explained thoughout by the commentary provided by author Ken Kesey. This film review by Alan Ruskin originally appeared on Earthblog.net and is reposted with permission. The original article by can be seen at; www.earthblog.net/rubber1.html

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Franklin 11.08.2005 15:36
Populist #9
Constitutional Democracy as a Defense against Centralized Power

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OregonNative 10.08.2005 16:10
Oregon secession NOW!
Oregon secession, time to take action!

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Kokoro 10.08.2005 11:54
Changing the World: General and Specific Ways
Many people desire change. Many people know just exactly what end result they would like to accomplish. But they have no concrete method that will work. I offer a different perspective, and some true methods.

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Dave Lindorff 10.08.2005 10:13
Bush Policy: Making the World Safer...for Nukes
By invading countries unilaterally, and by threatening countries without nukes while negotiating with, or even having friendly relations with those that have them, the Bush administration is courting nuclear disaster. -------------

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Common Joe 09.08.2005 20:04
Common Joe's Economical Laws - Chapter Two - Rent
This is the story of frothy bubbles; chapter two in a book I'm writing titled Common Joe's Economical Laws, or maybe Sustainable Frothability. If I live through our nation's brewing property bubble massacre, a big "if" for this lifetime tenant of landlord-managed fiefdoms, I might even send you guys chapter three. The same thing goes for Joe's proposed "Laws of Rent," the topic of this chapter, as went for Joe's Laws of Mortgage posted before: None of these are laws at all, obviously, because one Common Joe has no power to enact any of'em - feedback and exchange is the name of this game, for now anyway.

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Zen Still Her 09.08.2005 19:35
The Problem With KBOO
Portland is fortunate to have KBOO, but since the rise of KPOJ, "Air America Radio," our community radio station is starting to show its weaknesses. I still support the station, politically and financially, but it's getting easier and easier to tune over to KPOJ, and KBOO doesn't seem to get it.

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fed up 09.08.2005 18:59
open season on meth-heads
Is the scourge that is revealing it self everso more obviously going to go away or get any better? Doesn't it make itself clear that each person that becomes addicted to this trashy, poisonous substance- will in turn share it with another person therefore expanding the problem exponentially?

The signs are clear and they repeat themselves over and over in the media throughout the country. Is there any point in trying to rehab any of these zombies- because they will forever lead a life scarred by the brain damage and the jones- correct?

I for one am sick of the fast talking, faux friendlyness they show while scanning your replies (or your area) for chance to take advantage of you. As if I didn't notice you face full of scabs and lack of oral hygiene (or teeth).

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Citizen of the United States 09.08.2005 15:13
DECLARATION FOR THE RESTORATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
"... whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government... "
(-The Declaration of Independence)

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K.C.Roberts 08.08.2005 20:39
Be Free
How to be free

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Oregonians for Health Security 08.08.2005 14:05
State legislature failed to pass most health care bills
When the 2005 Legislature adjourned Sine Die, they left behind countless Oregonians screaming for relief from the high cost of health care. Billed early on as the number one priority of the session, health care bills languished in the Republican-controlled House through the final hours of the 2005 session.

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Micromouse 08.08.2005 13:17
Passive Idea
register or re-register to vote non-affilated party

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Gary Sudborough 07.08.2005 17:27
A Confused Morality
As evil as Karl Rove is, his immorality can not distract us from the immmensely greater immorality of these imperialist wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. These wars are now proven by documentation to be wars of naked aggression against innocent people and the same principles as those at Nuremberg should apply.

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William Hughes 07.08.2005 09:36
A-Bombs Remembered: Another View!
Hell's Fire Harry Agro, a US Navy Seaman, was a WWII POW of the Japanese for nearly three years. He survived a horrific ordeal on the island of Hokkaido, where he was beaten every day and forced to work on coal ships. The Japanese swore the war would last 100 years! On August 6, 1945, the U.S. dropped an A-bomb on Hiroshima and three days later, one on Nagasaki. Those decisions remains highly controversial. Japan sued for peace on Aug. 14, 1945.

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Dave Lindorff 07.08.2005 08:19
who'e the Terrorist: Remembering Hiroshima & Nagasaki
A-Bombs then, Shock & Awe and DU now. So who is the real terrorist in the world today? Some guy with a satchel bomb, or the nation that unloads its arsenal of death on innocent civilians by the tens of thousands? -------

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Matthew McDaniel 07.08.2005 04:04
Akha Woman Activist and Wife of Keizer Activist Persecution by US Immigration
Akha Woman Activist and family, South East Asia US Immigration Says not enough proof of marriage after seven month silence. Kids are not enough.

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red suspenders 06.08.2005 00:25
Hiroshima 60th aniversery
It's hard to belive that it's the 60th aniversery of the destruction of Hiroshima.

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Brent 05.08.2005 22:37
Give me that Old Time Religion (BKH)
It has been said, 'is this a prophet? What are these strange words? How is it that he is not like an old time prophet? Given my principle of always speaking to people in their own language, by popular demand, I will therefore speak to them in the language of an Old Time Prophet of theirs, to keep them happy.

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Common Joe 05.08.2005 20:11
Common Joe's Economical Laws of Sustainable Frothability
This is the story of frothy bubbles; the first chapter in a book I'm writing titled Common Joe's Economical Laws, or maybe Sustainable Frothability, I haven't decided yet. If I live through our nation's brewing property bubble massacre, I might even send you guys chapter two. Our story gets going blowin' bubbles of debt straight up from the top. No tiny Don Ho bubbles - no - just massive, grotesque, inflated zits of monetary pestilence, encompasing all of the nation's property and wealth. With nary a sneeze, the property bubble blows livelihoods and adjustable-rate bills all over the nation's streets....

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Posted by Declan McCullagh 05.08.2005 13:10
Montana Supreme Court justice warns Orwell's 1984 has arrived
August 5, 2005 12:13 PM PDT
Believe it or not, it's perfectly legal for police to rummage through your garbage for incriminating stuff on you -- even if they don't have a warrant or court approval.

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curiousMonkey 05.08.2005 08:39
stink, stank, stunk! Franklin-Feith
next item on the agenda new charges filed in Pentagon Leaks...when will people become outraged by all of this treason that is destroying the United States!

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Paul Kivel 04.08.2005 17:51
I’M NOT WHITE, I’M JEWISH. BUT I’M WHITE.
Standing as Jews in the Fight for Racial Justice

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reposted 04.08.2005 12:19
Hiroshima and Nagasaki--Symbolic Bombs, Authentic Deaths
by greenleft

It was not necessary to drop atomic bombs. That is a 60 year old lie--we did it to prevent millions of American casualties--LIES for more than half a century.

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Archie Kennedy 04.08.2005 11:15
A Little Box of Bullshit
The spinners and the bullshitters have presented us with a very narrow box to fit inside. But through acting and thinking outside that box, we can liberate ourselves.

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Another friend of Jennifer Whitney 04.08.2005 09:25
Lyndon LaRouche and Portland Indymedia
Lyndon LaRouche is a neo-fascist. Allowing his articles or articles by his organizations to run on this website is a mockery of what independent media began as.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." G.Santayana

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NEMO 03.08.2005 22:26
BUSH TAKES 33 DAY 'VACATION"
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