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My Response To Norman Solomon - "I'm a green. But these days, in the battle for the presidency, I'm not a Green." And what will you be tomorrow, Norman? We can only imagine what we'll all need to become tomorrow if we've already lost hope for today.
Has Dean taken a stance on legalizing Gays in the military?
Yes, there is a clearcut difference between working and middle class. If you don't understand class differences perhaps it's because you don't want to.
A movement to get rid of non-native temperate plants and replace them with more of both native and exotic-looking plants.
(Middle class activism and its negative effects) ; The fetishization of poverty and the negation of the class struggle ; anarchism.
"To most people, whether the GDP rises or not doesn't matter. Whether they can afford the necessities is ultimately important to them. For many people, a statistic on the likelihood of losing their job would be much more interesting.. Politicians like to use statistical manipulation to present themselves in a better light.. the unemployed who report sick are not included in the unemployment statistics." Translated from German
First, offer irresistible prizes to the first people to enter your store.
When they start queuing up, inform the local media.
Make sure they make no mention of the prizes or that the whole event was engineered by a promotional department; it's better to report it as if it was a spontaneous happening. The illusion of consensus will build traffic, boosting sales.
Treat local reporters like kings, and they'll work for you. We don't need them reporting on the negative aspects of a national chain moving into their neighborhood (traffic problems, impact on locally owned businesses).
Investing a few thousand dollars on an engineered PR event pays huge dividends in the long run and is certainly more cost effective than television or print media ads.
Los d?as 8, 9 y 10 de agosto, el EZLN concret? la creaci?n de cinco "Juntas de Buen gobierno" que agrupan alrededor de 30 municipios aut?nomos en el Estado de Chiapas. Con esta acci?n las comunidades zapatistas, que desde hace a?os sufren el acoso del ej?rcito y los paramilitares...
What is a Nazi really? What does it mean to you? Have you ever seen this site:
... and more importantly, have you ever actually READ what they have to say there? I find it very interesting and mind opening, since I've never read this kind of material before. What else would I read to find out more about this sort of political theory? Comments please. Any ideas?
"Death by Slow Burn - How America Nukes it's Own Troops; What 'Support our Troops' Really Means"
This link leads to a 30 minute video of Presidential hopefull, Dennis Kucinich. I thought it was well worth watching.
translated from finnish(so the english isn't perfect):
world´s ideological and geopolitical contradictions culminate at korean peninsula.
dprk has proposed for a federation in korean peninsula. the obstacle is us military presence in south korea.
official north korean visit to russia and chinese president´s visit to dprk changed power stability of the world.
the reunification process makes quick progress in 2003.
the u.s. has fabricated pretexts for future attack on north korea.
the us betrayed the 1994 energy agreement. the dprk runs their own nuclear reactors.
north korea withdrew from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty. the dprk is ready to defend its sovereignty.
russia and china oppose u.s. military aims at korean peninsula.
well my main objective is to sayl that how our lives are entwined inexplicably
why do people think you can reform civilization? hasnt everyone read ishmael? dont most people understand the basic principles of anarchy?.... this is not an article on anarchy, its just on how labor movements on prolong and add to the power of corporations.
The more it costs, the fewer SUV sold.
Blow away Bush and the media with natural ASSets
"The political conservative is characterized by his relation to uncertainty and fear that he seeks to avert by fleeing into order. Rwesistance to changes and tolerance for inequalities are central. The conservative tends to dgomatism, allows no ambivalences, avoids uncertainties, needs `cognitive closure' and carries out `terror management'. The latter can be seen in post 9/11 America.." Translated from German
This deserves to be widely read. Progressives need to focus their attention on this issue. This is the most critical issue in the U.S., and this is where the votes are. -- Lynn
Everyone seems to think it was all uneventful.What!?
Government today, which has become the new god, has reached a point where there just isn't enough room on the Grand Stage for two gods. Thus, the courts have consistently ruled in recent days that the 'Other God' and the Ten Commandments display must go.
There was a time when I was apathetic to the accusations of Corporate theft, Corporate greed, and obscene Corporate political influence in this country. NO MORE!!
Chap. 1 from Moore's book "Stupid White Men"
Doris "Granny D" Haddock speech in Hood River on 8/16
Dean kept 1000's waiting endlessly in the hot sun at Sunday noon rally.
An entire book could be written contrasting the ideologically opposed points of view which have become frozen in time in the Bible, just as the church remains ideologically divided today. The Bible is ideologically divided because the church is ideologically divided, but of the two positions we find encoded here, the progressive element is more desirable since it is less oppressive and a lot more honest (the right wing position being based on a mythological falsehood about the 'infallible nature of the bible' and the promotion of what are clearly myths masquerading as history as tools to prop up the status quo)
"And if I laugh at any mortal thing, tis that I may not weep." - Lord Byron
Perhaps it is just my mind working overtime, filled with images of the lovely little dance in the park this week. Perhaps it is a silly fantasy to think too far outside the kind of box that a 'no protest zone', 'Mission Accomplished' kind of mentality can squeeze the mind into. Perhaps it is a rational question to ponder, given the type of bare-chested affront the police state is obviously willing to slam us with if we don't "GET ON THE SIDEWALK!! NOW!!!"
Just click the link
For months, the police have studied our previous protest videos and reacted, accordingly to them. Why haven't we done the same?
Okay......my spirits are LOW today. I just got off the phone with a friend in California (about 60 years young) who ran away to San Fran in the 60s and was a flower child and a feminist and has never voted for a republican in her entire life. And she can't wait to vote for ARNIE!
Claudette Vaughan interviews transsexual sex worker, performance artist and animal rights activist Mirha-Soleil Ross.
ON August 21st, Senator Mark Hatfiled made his annual pilgrimage to the troughs of the republican money pit. And, just as he did last year at this time, Hatfield accuses protesters of attempting to block his, and his cronies', right to "free speech." Give it a rest, Mark. $2000 a plate ain't free.
For the first time in a Newsweek poll, the percentage of registered voters who would not like to see Bush re-elected as president outnumbered those who supported a second term (49 percent to 44 percent).
The US vs THEM has to stop!
Only one of Many, but one that I have always considered most relevant.
kleptocrat nation (klep toe krat nay shun), n. 1. a body of people ruled by thieves. 2. a government characterized by the practice of transferring money and power from the many to the few. 3. a ruling class of moneyed elites that usurps liberty, justice, sovereignty, and other democratic rights from the people. 4. the USA in 2003.
Thoughts and Comments on Dennis Kucinich for President
Start planning now to resist the celebration of colonization and destruction of cultures and languages world wide. Below is an example of what some people did to say no to glorifying genocide.
The genocide continues - as the coal is raped from the Dine in Arizona to fuel Las Vegas, as the bones of ancestors are put on display in museums and corportations put nuclear waste in the sacred lands where bones rest.
ORGANIZE IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE WHO ARE FIGHTING TO SURVIVE THE DISEASE OF WESTERN CULTURE.
Now is the time to write the Attorney General on Free's behalf. According to a recent letter from Free, the state will be responding to his appeal in the next two weeks.
Someone operating as a dupe for logging interests, or even more insidiously, for the Bush regime, started two massive fires for the backdrop of his visit. It remains to be seen if the 'public' U.S. national forest service will conduct a proper investigation into the cause of the fires. It also remains to be seen if the mainstream media will cover this issue properly. What can we do?
This is a short film that has been put together by Eric Blumrich, a 32-year-old freelance illustrator/animator/web developer, and a man who is just fed up with American politics...His website is www.ericblumrich.com and it is really good. You'll go back again and again...I'm not his press agent, just a fan.
Often I feel like our whole approach to activism is a reflection of other side...
[ Repost of article from www.CascadiaSummer.org ]
Last week Cascadians paid a visit to the Clark Fire which burned 5,000 acres near Fall Creek earlier this summer. The area is still off-limits to the public, but we wanted to get a first-hand account of just how bad it was...
Want some easy proof of the Bush Administration's pattern of deception and domestic terrorism? Read on...
NOTE: This article is placed into the public domain. You may freely quote it, use it, and modify it with no further permission. Feel free to expand upon the research herein.
The French were right.
The liberals were right.
The peaceniks were right.
True conservatives were right.
Veterans opposed to the war - I hear from more of them than you might imagine - were also right. They said this war was based on lies, and it was. They said this war, like most wars, would lead to more chaos and killing, and it has.
This report was authored by Paul Copleland, Ashland, Oregon. Paul is the ACLU Southern Oregon Chapter Co-chair, and he has been very active helping "Ashland Patriots" fight to maintain our civil rights. That fight is not over, by any stretch of the imagination, as this article clearly points out.
Is this standard arresting procedure?
flyer aca handed out at bush demonstration. contact us with thoughts and criticism if you actually want replies, we would appreciate input. we don't necessarily play the name calling pointless rambling comments game here on indymedia. although we might reply if we feel it warrents it.
Call the news stations and give them hell
The corporate papers gush this morning about how well the police did their jobs yesterday. Why? Because the police were able to sneak Bush in through the back door, without anyone ever being able to see him. And he didn't have to see any of the people he claims to represent. Nor did he have to read any of their signs, hear any of their chants, or otherwise pay any attention to their dissenting voices.
If we are to defeat the systems of oppression, we must in fact combat the very systems themselves.
Bush's achievements since he's been in office. Quite an eye opener for those who haven't been keeping track or paying attention.
The Portland Spitune, aka "Tribune", ran the headline "Bush: Mission Accomplished" this morning. This counts as probably one of their most laughable wastes of ink ever, not to mention gross rationalizations and naked example of wishful thinking. If you call having a pResident being forced to not announce their presence to the local community, setup deceptive motorcade routes, require thousands of dollars of police protection, sneak in and sneak out of political speeches in their own country a successful mission, then I would have to agree with the Spitune. Otherwise, I would say what happened yesterday is the reaffirmation of what the administration learned the last time they were here. That is, people are aware of the miserable person and policy maker that pResident W. is and he should always expect to have to hide his face in shame.
Anti-Bush = Anti-American
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We stand with the National Democratic Front of South Korea in their Struggle to drive US Imperialism, and its GI Mercanary Stooges to the sea. We know and revere the NDFSK as our true comrades, and brethem in the fight for Socialism and Communism. It is understandable to any objective person, that Korea, Land of the Morning Calm, should strongly desire to be Re-Unified, as it has been for centuries.
We Recognize the International Significance of The Korean Workers' Paradise in the North and see it as a proud bastillion for the World Wide Liberation of humanity. The Anti-Imperialist Solidarity Committee USA Solemnly swears to use all resources at our disposal to ensure the Military defeat of US Imperialism, in the event of an unprovoked war. Our very blood is nothing for Socialism, the very meaning of human dignity.
PREGUNTA Y SÚPLICA: ¿Podemos - sociedad civil o quienquiera es interesado - tenemos un voto de la encuesta de la paja en el cual el sistema económico general se deba promover en Cancun y en el futuro como alternativa a Globalization Nosotros-Corporativo-Conducido? Socialismo parcialmente descentralizado y algo ecológico de la opción #1; #2 moderan reforma internacional un la Oxfam y George Monbiot; localización #3, verde y economía de la solidaridad con la descentralización importante y el control local.
Words of a founding father
Cops take over private property to protect the pResident. Is this on the legal up and up?
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