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...Stoned you when you say this is the end...
...stoned you and then you come back again...
Distinguished theologian Dr. David Ray Griffin is shedding light on the truth (and the many non-truths) surrounding 9-11. His writings and speeches present evidence and insights that demand our attention, whatever our spiritual perspectives may be. And this weekend, the LA Times Magazine features an interview with Dr. Griffin.
critique of human theology (real good, eye-opening read)
The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will "increase the likelihood of violence" against U.S. troops. Fox News' Chickenhawk, Bill O'Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would "help the jihadists." He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU's legal position.
On the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, an appeal for international action for peace through Article 9, the war-renouncing clause of the Constitution of Japan....
Where are the (new) peace songs and singers for this day?
I would like to acknowledge the following professors for taking the time to participate in this dialogue and article about a sensitive issue in the Chicano movement: Mario Barrera of Berkeley, Noam Chomsky of MIT, Chuck O'Connell of UC Irvine, and Jorge Mariscal of UC San Diego.
I read Indymedia in sites around the world in English, Spanish, French, and German. The words give me strength and hope. We are one human race. The poor and oppressed of the world are--in a very fundamental, if relatively different sense-- expressing their passion for life and love and compassion for their fellow man.
An exploration of string theory as it applies to politics.
Why traffic laws can be broken by bicyclists
Whether Bush was putting words in an Idaho mother's mouth, or whether it was her own words, there's a big difference between supporting the stationing of your kids in a war zone and having your kid killed there.
An organization capable of overthrowing the system of imperialist rule cannot be built on a foundation of sand. Only principled, transparent and long-term collaboration between serious activists can:
(1) organize a decisive break from the
confinement of liberal-imperialist politics,
(2) mobilize the masses in their millions and
(3) chart the couse forward to a world without
imperialist war or capitalist exploitation
If you can, send an email to the eugene weekly as some nitwit wrote a
really crappy letter below to them about Jeff 'Free' Luers.
Letters to the Editor (to be published in the paper) should be clearly
labeled as such, be no more than 250 words and must include your full
name, address and phone number.
send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Constitutional Democracy as a Defense against Centralized Power, continued
Over last several years many of us in the alternative media movement who have attracted attention of the public seeking information have been approached by what can only be described as liberals using a multitude of strategies to push us off 911.
Missing in the media discussion of Pat's comments this week, is any mention of the fact that Pat Robertson is guilty of an indictable offense. I have been doing some research...
You're a loser, Mr. Bush.
america as the ultimate war culture, explains iraq
Late last July, the Bush administration was busily putting its puppet Iraqi politicians from Babil Province on display in Utah while its war crimes in Iraq compounded daily. This essay examines several aspects of rule by U.S. puppeteers in Iraq and the crimes they've committed.
How the Democratic Party
and its flunkies plan to
liquidate the antiwar movement
with hot air about an "Exit Plan"
Where is the outrage against KUFO for giving air time to Marconi?
Robertson, host of the US 'Christian' Broadcasting Network's, The 700 Club, and founder of the 'Christian Coalition of America', called for the assassination of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. - What happened to the Bible's: 'Thou shalt not Kill'?
Religious fundamentalism is one of the evils that is menacing the world. The Rev. Pat Robertson, who wants the U.S. to kill Venezuela's President, Hugo Chavez, is an example of that madness. Another fundamentalist ideology, however, which goes mostly unnoticed, is "Vulture Capitalism!" It is a religion for many fantatics who worship Money as a God. Unchecked "Vulture Capitalism" poses the greatest threat to our planet and humankind.
If there are any actions being planned for 9/24 (the date of the Washington, DC march/rally), please let me know. I'd like to be involved in the organization of something.
This is the story of just one more death in George W. Bush's book of dying for a noble cause. This is just one more story about the decline of the United States. It's a snapshot of what our military has become; it is a mirror of American society today.
The news letter that Craig Rosenbraugh put out: Resistance, covered the territory well. In general, people who do sabotage are serious revolutionaries. Their communiqués may not always sound so direct, but that is usually because:
Almost always, to be sure! Anytime. anywhere!
LNG at Jordan Cove and along the Columbia in Oregon could be a killer.
I was drawn to Indymedia after hearing that there were postings about the Emily Lake incident, hoping to get more information and to see for myself some of the things my fellow worker passed on to me. This being my first visit to the sight, I have to say I was unprepared for what I found.
To go to Crawford?
Kissinger weighs in on failure in Iraq because of failing U.S. support for the war, not because of poor military planning, lack of postwar planning, humanitarian intervention, respect for Iraqi soverenity, or a stupid policy to begin with. No, if America loses in Iraq, the root cause will be public activism against war.
Here in the City of Roses, in sea-warmed, mountain-sheltered Cascadia, it is the peak of Summer. The warm nights under this full moon are balmy enough for a tank-top. The sky slowly bleeds to black through a deep deep blue. Whistling through the tree-lined streets of pre-WWII neighborhoods on my bike -- hearing the crickets at one corner, human revelry at the next (it seems like everyone is out on their porch drinkin' a beer with friends tonight), running headlong into a cloud of flower scent, feeling the air rush by (or just rustle, if you're coasting slow), seeing the lights of the West Hills twinkling across the river as you sink into the happy hippie valley of inner Southeast -- it seems like Paradise.
Ouch! Nothing like enslaving people to a system that hurts not heals. Medicare Part D would force and coerce millions of people into a system of pharmaceutical use that they don't need and many don't want. The millions who choose this plan to enrich the corporate drug and medical companies and will be adding to the end of their health and the further the pollution of Earth by dangerous pharmaceutical drugs
recent dispatch and more
Ann Coulter is the Madame Defarge of the looney Right. She recently thrust her needle into Cindy Sheehan, accusing her of "engaging in Stalinist agitprop outside of President Bush's Crawford ranch." Then, the obviously unstable Robert Novak wrongly labeled supporters of Sheehan's vigil as "extreme antiwar demonstrators." As lies about the war are exposed and opposition to it grows, apologists for the Bush-Cheney Gang are collectively going bonkers.
Cindy Sheehan speaks out regarding the right-wing media smear campaign, and what she wants from coward George.
I was on my way home on a bicycle on broadway, and passed through a nice lively demonstration headed up to OHSU. Went home to get my camera and joined them up at "pill hill"
RELIGION AND UNITY-STRUGGLE-UNITY WITH PROGRESSIVE RELIGIOUS FORCES
by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Revolution #012, August 21, 2005, posted at revcom.us
EDITORS' NOTE: This is part of a series of excerpts on various subjects--drawn from conversations and discussions, as well as more formal talks, by Bob Avakian--which we will be running in this newspaper over the next period of time. This has been edited for publication.
Continuing my dissection of the corpse of right wing Christian imperialism
The Democrats.com banner on top of an email message currently making the rounds says it all, Camp Casey is being co-opted by the Democrats. This morning's Democracy Now was filled with commentary which amounts to "Afghanistan war good, Iraq war bad".
Sometimes (about once every six months or so) I listen to one of the right-wing blowhards just to get some idea of what the enemy is saying. Today turned out to be one of those days, and the blowhard in question happened to be Lars Larson.
Throughout history the politics of imperialism has always coexisted with the religion of imperialism, and in the case of Western civilization, the role of the imperialist ideologue was held for millennia by Christianity. For this reason if imperialism is to be destroyed it is required that the unconscious pillar of support of imperialism, the Christian doctrine, must be completely annihilated, for if this task is left undone, then imperialism will always have a solid base within the population.
The cross was an instrument of state torture employed as an instrument of terror which was required if imperialism was to conquer and then endure. In the life of Martin Luther King we see the power of this understanding as revealed in the evolution of a Christian minister who understood the significance of challenging power rather than preaching about 'original sin'.
the latest MSNBC poll
something I saw
article from the ground in the Palestinian Gaza Strip
A bumper sticker spotted on a limousine choogling through Crawford, TX.
Santa Claus Asks for Global Warming Relief
Teams with Clif Bar & Co. and the Green House Network
for Urgent Summertime Visit to Pioneer Court House Square
Steve Buyer was right! Everything is "on the table" when it comes to your VA benefits. Rep. Buyer (R-IN), Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs, is smiling today. He's won the first round in the battle to re-write the VA benefits handbook.
I see that Ted K. has <A href= link to www.oregonlive.com <A/>(sort of) that he plans to run for another term.
"He said he feels good about the progress he made" and listed a number of accomplishments, Caldwell said. "It was kind of a crescendo, and then he said 'And that's why I'm telling you right now that I'm running for another term.' "
The best proof for the existence of an actual living historical figure behind the 'Jesus' legends is the nonsensical nature of Christian theology. What we have become familiar with as 'Christian religion' and 'salvation' was actually a reactionary response to a revolutionary movement.
Seattle Hempfest, the largest cannabis policy reform rally on the planet, is August 20-21 on Seattle's waterfront. www.seattlehempfest.com
I was at the vigil in Olympia, one of about 400 people.
what's up with this dude?
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