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At the center of the hurricane, all is calm, and an observer looking up and around would see a towering circular ring of clouds rising into the heavens, the eyewall of the hurricane. As dreadfully powerful as these storms can be, the eyewall is still a majestic beautiful thing.
The governments of Iraq and Afghanistan are complaining about the U.S. military's brutality and its indiscriminate attacks, but the Pentagon and the White House are just blowing them off. Hey, forget "sovereignty." We're in charge here.
A collective surrealist statement against the war in Iraq, the 'war on terror,' and against the social context of exploitation and repression.
California Kids & Teachers Are NOT Lab Rats!
2003 Pentagon report warning about global warming.
· Secret report warns of rioting and nuclear war
· Britain will be 'Siberian' in less than 20 years
· Threat to the world is greater than terrorism
How can an opposition party unite against the neo-cons. I know both Democrats and Republicans frustrated, but can they assume leadership? Where the people lead the politicians will follow.
Deficiencies of Our Current Federal System, continued
Christians who support, defend, or applaud Bush's war crimes in Iraq are damned.
Tidy concepts like competition and free markets don't apply in this industry, where the executives of each company know everything about the "competition" without even asking, and where the government is happy to let them suck the profits out of the public's pockets like crude from a gusher.
Cindy Sheehan, and the "Bring Them Home Now Tour," hit Baltimore City last night. The Shriver auditorium on the Johns Hopkins U. campus was packed to capacity to hear the anti-Iraqi War messages of her and others. Sheehan said, we need an "Opposition Party" and that Congress is mostly made up of cowards, who have given "a liar" and "a maniac," - George W. Bush - the power to invade Iraq. If Congress doesn't shape up, she said: "Fire them!"
Talkin' 'bout the right time to be workin' for peace
Wantin' all the tension in the world to ease
Watch the love run wild in the streets
We want to be free, we want to be free
Talkin' about a new way to talk about changing our names
Talk about building the land of our dreams
This tightrope's gotta learn how to bend
We're makin' new plans
Gonna start it again
like the Soviets that ignored or suppresed information on the short comings of the Soviet infrastructure now the only surviving SuperPower of the Cold War is on that brink of collapse of its internal structure.
* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list < LAsolidarity@lists.mutualaid.org> <lists.mutualaid.org/mailman/listinfo/lasolidarity>
* From El Libertario, # 44 September-October 2005, voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas, exposing the show of international mega-ceremonies the Chavez regime uses to try and acquire revolutionary legitimacy by means of petro-dollars and verbosity.
Three big metro dailies are cutting back on staffing, in another cycle of less reporting, less news, fewer readers and lower profits. At this point, it almost doesn't matter though?they've gotten so bad already.
KatrinaWere New Orleans levees dynamited? By whom and why? Pick a conspiracy theory: "either by white racists in order to kill African-American residents, and/or by corporate 'freelance' special interests to provide lucrative public contracts -- to companies like the neo-con corporations Halliburton and Blackwater?"
The Bush-Cheney Gang gave the store away in the so-called "Energy Bill." It granted $4 billion in tax breaks to Big Oil, despite the fact that ExxonMobil had profits of $24 billion last year! Now, environmentalists rallying in Washington, D.C., on 09/20/05, suspect that parts of the pristine Arctic Wildlife Refuge will soon be opened up to oil drilling. At the protest, RFK, Jr., labeled George Bush: "The worst environmental president in U.S. history!"
If you have not seen Heartcheck, you need to. You can get it off http://www.freefreenow.org/heartcheck.html as well as many locations and distroes.
Getting the money FEMA promises in emergencies can be a nightmare. This article discusses how one mother got her FEMA check out of the government after the Northridge earthquake and offers practical advice for others in a similar situation now regarding Katrina.
American media reports speak of a loss for Germany's socialists and of a more pro-business Germany, but the voters of Europe's biggest state actually stood solidly for a progressive, caring socio-political system and for a foreign policy that doesn't follow in lockstep behind Washington.
A commentary on Democracy in the age og spin.
More than a decade ago, with the collapse of the Berlin Wall, the strategists of Capital launched an unprecedented ideological offensive against socialism and Marxism. For them, capitalism had won. However, what had collapsed was not socialism, but a system of bureaucratic rule, i.e., Stalinism. Nevertheless, this ferocious offensive had the effect of starting an ideological stampede to the right within the working class movement internationally. The left-reformists switched sides, like a man changing his shirt, to become rightwing attorneys for capitalism. In Russia and Eastern Europe former "Communists" transformed themselves into capitalists. Since that time, the political pendulum has swung far to the right, epitomised by the victory of Blairism in Britain and of neo-Conservatism in the United States.
chance for Rove to spin a tropical storm
After reading many of Pastor Michael Treis' articles I realized no one yet has reviewed his work. I have now read all three of his books and come to the conclusion his work deserves more than a casual look.
Cartoon (almost a megabyte) introducing most of the important political trends and concepts in the Seattle Left. Most of it will also be relevant to Portland.
My URL to 'Martin's Christian Website', a Christian 'left' site.
Although some level of incompetence in government is universally expected, it started accelerating towards its pinnacle in the US after the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to install Bush in the presidency.
Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality.
The only way Congress can stop the Iraq war is to cut off funding for it. Yet Oregon's four Democratic Reps -- Blumenauer, Wu, Hooley & DeFazio -- all voted for the 2006 Defense appropriations bill that included $45 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
the second part of examining a troubled "superpower.
The disaster in New Orleans has created an opportunity for land speculators and developers alike, much in the way corporations see the third world.
Things are not as they appear when the president speaks--not the backdrop, and not the promises he makes. In this land of Oz, where's Toto when we need him?
Joint Statement against the influence in the antiwar movement of the imperialist Democratic Party and its numerous flunkies
Why the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (http://www.vhemt.org) will only take us so far.
The Bush administration plans to use the disaster in the Gulf to push through a trojan horse containing all the right wing economic policies previously touted over the last five years by this regime. However, in order for the plan to succeed Americans must be willing to fight a superpower, with superior air power.
Remember the mock limousine at The Benson?
I wrote about it in my blog, butr the skinny is N W Natural was going to give us a tent and then dropped out when they saw the house.
I think it's funny.
Apparently Pryor was wrong about people..
Katrina is being used as a pretext to destroy local cooperation and extend the reach of the Federal government.
On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional "Forum" was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a "bloody and ruinous debacle," in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, "Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!"
On the air today, Lars Larson agreed with a hate radio caller that Lane City Planners "Should be Killed"
Seen today on bojack.org
Lack of health insurance kills Americans.
The round of protest rallies organized by trade union centres and civil society groups kicked off in Lagos yesterday. Many other rallies are planned for other regions of Nigeria and the grand finale is programmed to take place in Abuja, the capital. These rallies are a direct response of the working class to the pro-IMF/World Bank agenda of the Obasanjo regime. He recently ordered the increase in the price of fuel from 50 Naira to 65 Naira, this is the 9th time Obasanjo has done this since he came to power in 1999.
Hurricane Katrina not only flooded a city and flattened a coast. She also blew away the thick curtain our nation had drawn across our most poor.
With each passing day, the immense scale of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina emerges more clearly, along with the enormity of the effort required to rebuild homes and social infrastructure for nearly two million people. Nearly 700 bodies have been recovered so far, and the death toll seems certain to mount into the thousands as houses cut off by high water become accessible to search crews.
"Language can be a deadly and valuable tool to beat down the big bosses if used correctly and responsibily."
U. Utah Phillips, February 1976
A commentary on a superpower stumbling into an uncertain future.
What count$ for Congress is money. $ince most Americans can not afford political contributions, Congress is happily passing laws that favor the international elite.
They're blinded to onvestigate the fiasco of Katrina, and happy with the 911 commission report, and thrilled that the Kennedy assinations won't open up to public review until most of them are dead.
Comandante Marcos' opening remarks to the Sept. 10 preparatory meeting to "La Otra Campaña," or "the other campaign," which is being launched by the Zapatista National Liberation Army to expose the fraud and emptiness of Mexican political culture.
As is pointed out here, they are still debating exactly what the campaign will look like. They only know that it will be a critique of politics as usual. Can we get some here?
It's ironic how much politicians and the mass media in the US and its client states resemble that of the former Soviet Union.
"Today's imperialists must use the mass media, for it is unquestionably the most effective tool in winning today's wars.."
The international elite is planning for America's destruction. They should resign.
It's way past time to demand a total manufacturer's recall on the world's first Animatronic Presidency. I know, the voters lost their chance in 2004 when they let the limited four year product warranty expire. However, that limited warranty does NOT apply to life-threatening defects in parts and workmanship or willful negligence on the part of the Manufacturer.
In this case, the defects have proven quite lethal, en masse, and the
workmanship shoddy and fatally flawed. At first, it was lethal only to
innocent bystanders (upwards of a hundred thousand in Iraq,
Afghanistan, etc), but now, it has proven highly lethal to thousands of
the end users themselves (the Gulf Coast, among other places).
Bushies often repeat things they hear from their masters and pass it on without any critical thinking.
total gravity matrix theory: the solution to all energy, economic and financial
Who and how many have died in the hurricane and its aftermath in New Orleans(NO)?
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