all action pages >>
I found it absolutely hilarious that I was called an "ageist" recently for calling Hugh Hefner a "pig" due to the way he keeps very young women in his "pumpkin shell" and keeps all women his own age far, far away. The irony that I would be called the "ageist" for calling out Hugh's ageism is ridiculous. 70 year old Hugh has a curfew for his 20-something girlfriends of 9 pm at his Playboy mansion. All women need to be home by that time for Hef to control...
You still see Kerry stickers, so what's the deal? Did the GOP use cheaper glue, or is there some other reason that the once ubiquitous black-and-white decals have suddenly disappeared from the nation's SUVs?
"The idea of a congressman taking money is outrageous."
-- President George W. Bush, November 28, 2005, referring to the guilty plea and resignation of Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham.
As for democracy, I'm all for it: it's far past due, and high time we try it! I'm not at all satisfied with the "democracy" we have: rather than just the ears and tail of the animal, I want the whole beast.
Got this idea while thinking about the ambush the CIA is playing on the neocons.
GW the Lamb of Mammon.
Five authors wrote letters to (The Oregonian )newspaper in the November 25, 2005 edition complaining that Bush lied but all of them failed to mention Bush's perjury and contempt of court in formaldegate.
Taser use is no longer limited to just torturing drunks and unfortunate people that have the temerity to piss cops off, now we can use them for first aid.
ITs tme to kick the "BUSHCABAL" befor the evel vandels destroy America...
So, they are saying that the White Phosphorous used in Fallujah was only used for a smokescreen. What isn't a smokescreen these days?
What are the issues that the people really would like to talk about.
I've seen the best minds of my generation stomped and jaded into conformity and simple apathy.
The previous fifteen years of US political and military strategy against Iraq follows the ancient siege formula. The US decision to invade Iraq in 2003 was made in 1990 or before. The architect of this plan must have been schooled in siege warfare. Bombardment, restriction of food and water supplies and disease are standard tactics of siege warfare
November 23, 2005
The anti war movement has been acting like crouching tiger, hidden white
movement waiting for a white light to help them get through what they
perceive as a movement growing too fixated with race. They found their
heroine in Cindy Sheehan: a white mother who lost her son Casey in the Iraq War and who is now willing to take on big, bad
By the Republican Socialist Youth Movement
Bush and his supporters are laying the ground work to blame you for the mess in Iraq
Forest defense pretense
The purpose of the mid-year report is to report, to my fellow activists, on my progress on
the objectives which I have declared in my annual report. I also
report on any mid-course corrections or changes which I have made
in my yearly goals.
A few significant questions inviting radical input on the latest apparent attempt to water-down our autonomy. This article comes as an unfinished response to an article in issue 35 of "Clamor" entitled "TWEAKED: crystal meth, sex, and HIV" by Tara Lohan.
Recently, the Donald (Rummy, that is) finally got something right:
Recently, while explaining away his troubles with a Texas grand jury, Tom DeLay (The hammer) quoted former New York Judge Sol Wachter, by saying that "grand juries, it's all one sided. It is all in what he presents the grand jury, how he spins, how he presents it. Everybody (Judge Wachter) says YOU CAN INDICT A HAM SANDWICH WITH A GRAND JURY. This is a ham sandwich indictment without the ham."
I grew up hating christmas. Now I'm just fairly indifferent and a little too proud of myself in being immune to all the consumer crap.
Maybe I'm missing something, but if killing our guys is patriotic resistance in the view of the people we're supposedly "liberating," then what are we doing sending our guys over there for? Target practice? Does this make sense to anybody besides Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld/Rice?
Why mass entertainment requires critical scrutiny
Well, the masses once again squandered their souls to "save" a couple a bucks at Sprawl Mart and the like today, on buy nothing day, and now it is up to the few of us to make the difference. We can, and should, do so.
Poem of corporate/government gobbledygook
President Bush returned to Washington November 21 after a week-long, four-nation tour of Asia that underscored the crisis of his administration both at home and abroad. At the same time, Bush's visit highlighted the US government's determination to continue its aggression in Iraq and a diplomatic and military strategy aimed at countering the growing economic and political influence of China—a strategy that leads in the direction of a military confrontation with the rising Asian power.
For 25 years, the boring Ted Koppel was the anchor on ABC TV's "Nightline" program. He toed the Establishment line! Now, David Zurawik, a media critic for the Baltimore Sun, wants us to believe that Koppel is leaving behind "a legacy of innovation and integrity." This is pure nonsense! Koppel, among other faults, failed to challenge the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang, and the Neocons, too, that led us into the Iraqi War. That is his real legacy!
Fuck Thanksgiving and the turkey that it flew in on.
just fyi to the 'doubters' on who is keeping an 'accurate' casualty count of US troops in Iraq -
further to my post http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2005/11/329282.shtml yesterday on US fatalities surpassing 2100,
Please folks, let's get it right. Stop calling Tasers "stun guns" If the Sandy Cop and the Deputy had stun guns, chances are they would not have chosen to get close enough to Fouad Kaady to use it, and he would not have been tortured into fleeing to the top of their car,
sample letter at the bottom of Tre's callout
A message from Tre.
A new era has descended upon us, indeed: the era of Re-publicanism; an era which is sure to irrevocably determine who amongst us is free. and who will not be.
More than 27 years after a series of world-shaking events, another weakened and unpopular hardline regime is threatening to again cause bloodshed in the streets of Iran. Only this time there's no proxy involved, and the violent administration is located unequivocally in Washington.
So, I guess they figure we have all forgotten the big Enron scam, and they can just move quietly on. They are probably right.
A short critique of the NIST final report of the WTC Towers
George Galloway is an authoritarian Turkey that the anti-war movement should reject.
Reuters London reporting that UK threatens media if they reveal new leaked document
People are trying to support the U.S. troops, while saying they are against the Iraq war. That can only be done by saying the soldiers themselves are mindless sheep who will do anything they are told, even if it is illegal, or they are robots, who obey and do not think. Either of those two characterizations seem insulting, if not disrespectful, to the soldiers. Yet without that disclaimer there really is no way to let the troops, the fighters on the ground, off the hook.
a new dispatch from Free is below. Please don't forget to get those
birthday cards in the mail soon. Jeff's bday is December 5th.
Friends of Jeff Luers
Many public school systems have failed to address the gradual breakdown of classroom conduct, respect, and earning your grade. My experience especially in Portland is that the schools lack any form of behavior plan. They may have plans in place but these plans are not followed strictly or by everyone the same way. The administrators of the schools are way too laid back when it comes to kids taking education seriously.
Look what I found in the corporate media! All I can think of is that he holds the worlds record for a governer when it comes to folks executed in his state. I guess he has a lot more in common (mental capability) with Marshmellow and Yam than with most human beings and therefore took pity on them.
a new dispatch from Free is below. Please don't forget to get those birthday cards in the mail soon. Jeff's bday is December 5th.
Friends of Jeff Luers
In a speech Monday Cheney used language against war critics like "shameless", "reprehensible", "dishonest" and "corrupt". Yet within the context of this very speech Cheney shamelessly presents a dishonest, corrupt, and reprehensible argument rationalizing the administration's occupation of Iraq.
A message from Tre...
My Thanksgiving wish is for a 'Right to Life' action by all those hurt by federal budgets cuts.
Info just in from Iraq
Here is a great idea for anti-war messages.
Political blogger Cheryl Seal announces a new website dedicated to arming activists with the latest environmental facts, stories, resources in the fight against corporate pseudo-scientists, global warming debunkers, and arrogant politicians..
There is no hope
There is nothing you can do
Try to enjoy this time of plenty
It will not last
Once again, that nattering nabob of hyper stupidity, the unelected (and undesireable) leader of the free world, has ridden off into the unenlightened world, where democracy has been slow to develop, to spread the gospel according to chicken George.
What are other non-meat eaters planning for Thanksgiving?
The most important topics cause the most intense controversy when breached. It has often been said that if you are an activist, and no one hates you, you simply cannot be doing your job. I have been through a near spiritual journey over the last year, figuring out how to navigate the waters of controversy due to my outspoken articles. Yet I see very clearly that to shy away from controversy in the media, is to shy away from the really important issues.
The Irish people want peace, with justice, in the Brit-occupied Six Counties of N. Ireland. This is why, in 1998, they voted for the "Good Friday Agreement" (GFA), a formula for power sharing. At an Irish peace forum on 11/18/05, at Georgetown U., panelists debated the GFA. They all seem to agree the now-suspended Six County "Assembly," had to be restored in order to make any additional progress. However, many other issues, like building trust, remain.
People on the left are as likely as anyone else to fall for reactionary rhetoric
Out sourcing has become a common term to many Americans, particularly those that have seen their jobs disappear, only to end up in another part of the country, or more likely, in another country altogether. Is this a bad thing for American labor? That of course depends largely on who is making the assessment. President Bush has said that it is a good thing for the economy. His "head of the Council of Economic Advisors", N. Gregory Mankiw explained that it is just a new way of doing International Trade. Many economists agree, but politically, it is not so easily swallowed.
Some thoughts. I'm interested in what others think.
American officials said they *thought* there were nuclear weapons being made in Iraq by Saddam, so we have spent several years and billions of dollars on a war there now. Yet in North Korea, where we *know* there are nuclear weapons, our military is nowhere to be seen. It seems American government knew that there were no WMD, or else they would have taken a totally different, hands-off approach like they are doing with North Korea.
I am not sure if this has already been reported on this site, but here is an interesting web page regarding workers' rights and shopping options.
So, we are haveing a bad air day, and once again, the monitors that we pay vast sums to for the protection of our air quality lamely asks that we all curtail driving, and not use our fireplaces and wood stoves.
I have some serious questions about this Cindy Sheehan sitaution. If her son had not died, would she be silent, like she was before his death? So only HER son's death made any difference? How many kids and mothers, INNOCENT kids and mothers, did Cindy Sheehan's kid TERRORIZE? Did he kill others while she said NOTHING, then she raised her ruckus only once HER kid was hurt?
pages: 245, 244, 243, 242, 241, 240, 239, 238, 237, 236, 235, 234, 233, 232, 231, 230, 229, 228, 227, 226, 225, 224, 223, 222, 221, 220, 219, 218, 217, 216, 215, 214, 213, 212, 211, 210, 209, 208, 207, 206, 205, 204, 203, 202, 201, 200, 199, 198, 197, 196, 195, 194, 193, 192, 191, 190, 189, 188, 187, 186, 185, 184, 183, 182, 181, 180, 179, 178, 177, 176, 175, 174, 173, 172, 171, 170, 169, 168, 167, 166, 165, 164, 163, 162, 161, 160, 159, 158, 157, 156, 155, 154, 153, 152, 151, 150, 149, 148, 147, 146, 145, 144, 143, 142, 141, 140, 139, 138, 137, 136, 135, 134, 133, 132, 131, 130, 129, 128, 127, 126, 125, 124, 123, 122, 121, 120, 119, 118, 117, 116, 115, 114, 113, 112, 111, 110, 109, 108, 107, 106, 105, 104, 103, 102, 101, 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 74, 73, 72, 71, 70, 69, 68, 67, 66, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1