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Every year since 1990, the United Nations publishes its Human Development Report. It contains the most authoritative data on the state of the world. These reports are available online:
Based on those reports (referred to by year, followed by page), what does our world look like?
While a Dover, PA court battles over whether Darwin and God, our Creationist president is strangely worried these days about the evolution of a virus.
Modified Nolan Chart with Common Joe's take on the USA's corner-filling political personalities. Do you agree? Do you think its pigeon-holing nonsense?
Krauthammer's personal attack on Cindy Sheehan
water is wet!
The federal government is paying $200 billion to bring in outside companies to rebuild New Orleans, while hundreds of thousands of the city's evacuees languish in shelters across the country, jobless and penniless. What's wrong with this picture?
interview with Robert Fisk on Australian Radio Nationa: Fisk debunks the Zarqawi myth and questions the origins of "civil war". (8 minutes - 1.5mg)
Economically, most Afghans see neither an improvement in their personal lot, or view the rebuilding of their country happening at an acceptable pace.
LTD's supposed new "green" Eugene to Springfield route intends to plow right down the median strip on Franklin St.
I am so appreciative of KBOO and all the great work they do to bring our community together. Not just whitey whites preaching, it's so diverse and cultural.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was recently in the United States, where he delivered an address to the United Nations, met with activists in South Bronx, and gave several interviews to US media outlets. Throughout his visit Chavez brought the message of the Bolivarian Revolution to the people of the United States, discussing everything from global warming and the aftermath of Katrina to imperialism and the war in Iraq.
The FBI scares the public by framing the threat as one coming from activists instead of coming from global warming, and earth destructive corporations. It is dangerous to adopt the rhetoric of the FBI, as many Hearn and other progressives seem to. The label "eco-terrorist" was originally coined by timber industry public relations firms, & quickly adopted by law enforcement and mainstream media. However, when progressive journalists uncritically adopt and use terms such as "eco-terrorist" and "extremists" they are not being accurate. You are only legitimizing the FBI's point of view.
American troops are killing journalists in Iraq with regularity with no repercussions because under the Pentagon's "rules of engagement," slaughtering anyone a soldier thinks might be suspicious is the right?indeed the heroic--thing to do.
Website provides subtle indoctrination to instill the finer points of predatory capitalism into the young and naive willing vessels of the right-wing spawn.
The following article summarizes some of the evidence suggesting that the official story of 9/11 is false and indeed, that 9/11 was an inside job.
I have organized the article chiefly around the work of David Ray Griffin who to my mind has written the most plausible, accessible and comprehensive books outlining the evidence against the official story.
As indicated, the article below is intended as Part 1 of a larger work, which will review many of the major events and circumstances surrounding 9/11.
is there hope at the end of this madness
Prosecutor Ronnie Earl secured the wrongful convictions of Robert Springsteen and Michael Scott for the Yogurt Shop Murders.
Over the past several years, there have been several gay-bashing incidents in Portland and elsewhere in Oregon. Assault, among other things, is a way of exerting power over someone, and a way of demonstrating physical dominance. It is also used to instill fear in people who share characterists with the assaulted persons. However, Oregon offers gays and other dispossed people an important means of self-defense:
She went into jail a hero of sorts but it turns out she knew she didn't have to go. She'd been free all along to reveal her source and her conversations with him. So why did Judith Miller want to be behind bars so bad?
the jericho movement denounces u.s murder of puerto rican freedom fighter, filiberto ojeda rios, and demands swift justice
amnesty&freedom for all u.s. political prisoners, prisoners of war & exiles
Filiberto Ojeda Rios:
He crossed over to the Spirit World like a warrior
the things we could do.....
The leading lights of the Democratic Party are hiding in the shadows on virtually every important issue, avoiding taking progressive stands on anything of consequence. Handed every conceivable opening by a corrupt and incompetent ruling party, they are refusing to offer an alternative. Roosevelt must be rolling in his grave.
Prices are predicted to soar and there seem to be few alternatives for the low income consumer.
Sen. Ron Wyden says he will vote in favor of Roberts
The S-24 Anti-Imperialist Committee (S24AIC) summarized the experience of the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Contingent and the reformist ANSWER rally and march which took place on 24 September. S24AIC is calling for a public meeting to be held on 9 October at 2:00PM in the Capitol Hill (Seattle) Library's upstairs conference room. The meeting's topic will be What's Next for the Anti-Imperialist Movement?
Reductionist worldviews promise "order" in the mixed-up social consciousness..Psychoanalysis has coined the term "regression" for this process of escapism.. Psychic regression involves withdrawal to a state of original immediacy, an earlier less complex stage of the psyche.
In the midst of the corruption caused by right wing extremism and imperialism masquerading as 'Christian' I thought it might be good to define and then profile some REAL Christians.
There is a line of continuity that exists and runs through the earlier Jewish faith and on into the later Christian faith. When both of these religions are stripped of the theological trappings of imperialism, of sterile religion and its empty rituals and meaningless dogmas, at their core they both deliver a similar message : "Let my people go!"
The anti-Christian ranting on this website has some problems. For one, the allegedly historical sources cited are themselves problematic. But beyond that, it's pretty much all rooted in the smug assumption that only the benighted could possibly find value in spirituality.
As the sad word reaches us about two more deaths half a world away, in a war that should not be, I am feeling conflicted about how to respond to the news. I understand that flags will be flying at half mast tomorrow and the next day, in a symbolic gesture of futility meant to be respectful of the dead. But how much respect can I really offer? Almost none at all.
we must double our efforts---now
A recourse and resource for those tired of anti-racist dialogue focusing only on the negative
An excellent article covering the facts of oil and the Unied States' war crimes to obtain it
what Bush is thinking
A Cartoon about Ripoff from Dirtworshiping Heathens Sketchbook... visit>
A cartoon about Wanton waste from Dirtworshiping Heathens Sketchbook...
As it is now indisputable that the reckless driving and aggressive habits of Portland's motorists is life-threatening to bicyclists, it is demonstrable that bicyclists have a legal right to pre-emptive self-defense, and are therefore encouraged to carry firearms at all times.
After watching what the Commander in Chief does with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, do we really want to have the army going in every time there is some kind of natural disaster in America.
Less than a month after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and parts of Mississippi, and only a few days after Hurricane Rita hit Texas and Louisiana, the Bush administration is using these disasters as a pretext to expand the domestic role of the military, attack social programs, and further enrich a tiny layer of the population.
compares the Big O's of the huge Out Now! demo on Sat with the tiny prowar demo Sunday and criticizes its failure to cover Oregon demos
You will See a "Common Sense" overview on the financing of this Project by Rose Priven of "People For Responsible Prosperity" out of Warrenton, Oregon that casts some serious questions as to the integrity of what's going on here.
This was part of an interchange between Taggart and Priven back during the last election run for Port of Astoria Commissioners.
You be the judge
As the people in the mill towns and the suburbs finally wake, will there be enough jack boots and knike swooshes to go around, or will the troops awaken, as they did in so much of the Soviet "union," as it all came apart in their hands?
An analysis of how the Oregonian misused the news to avoid the truth and create a false belief among their hundreds of thousands of readers.
Even the weapons are screaming and they are all saying the same thing. 'Get to fuck out of here'.
...seen a lot of indymedia sites this week-end and you're the best
It's time for this gigantic distortion in our national priorities to be called to an end.
Lies from the top..again
Some dedicated people gathered in Estacada today.
it makes me sad to see that portland is having a vigil for Cindy Sheehan, who is just one person exasperated with the bush administration, who ISN'T EVEN THERE RIGHT NOW, and it has to be on this weekend, the weekend of the IMF/World Bank meetings, but we're not doing shit in solidarity with the anti-IMF/WB'ers.
new testament "simon peter" is a fictional character lab-assembled by rewriting/overwriting bits of real and tragic history from jewish antiroman struggle.
Another horrific look at what war does to the victoms and those wonderful troops of ours.
"Such a perfect democracy constructs its own inconceivable foe, terrorism. Its wish is to be judged by its enemies rather than by its results. The story of terrorism is written by the state and it is therefore highly instructive. The spectators must certainly never know everything about terrorism, but they must always know enough to convince them that, compared with terrorism, everything else must be acceptable, or in any case more rational and democratic" (Guy Debord, Comments on the Society of the Spectacle).
A collective statement against the Iraq war, 'the war on terror,' and the social context.
Whenever two progressives/radicals/leftists disagree, one will invariably call the other a "liberal."
Why is this?
As thousands march this weekend against the Iraq war, the dramatic and tragic events in New Orleans have starkly posed the need for a new, socialist political strategy to guide the struggle against militarism and social reaction.
The massive loss of life and human suffering on the US Gulf Coast are not so much the product of a sudden natural disaster as of a protracted societal disintegration, of which the Iraq war is itself a manifestation.
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