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was stan meyerhoff arrested and arrainged in Eugene, OR or Charlotsville VA?
does anyone know?
We progressives have the advantage at this point in our history.
The national ideology and trends are in our favor. We can see hierarchies while conservatives stay isolated at the top and are therefore clueless. We can examine our own unintentional support of hierarchies and then create alternatives that build equality.
This week approx. 6 people were arrested in connection with alleged arsons and environmental activism (resulting in property damage) in the Pacific NW. I have said we needed to "support" them, and people have written me asking why I am asking people support "terrorists." The people who are charged with these crimes, themselves, do not call themselves, or identify as, "eco-terrorists." I can start my reasons for support there...that media labeling is divisive.
The recent massacre of 20 or more villagers in southern China sheds needed light on the decisive tasks for activists today who want to create a powerful mass movement for a better world
Grand Jurys have to go!
At a recent meeting of House Republicans, members ruminating on the disastrous state of their party reportedly murmured with gloomy jocularity about the administration of "President Hastert". A CounterPuncher familiar with the proceedings reports "they were only half joking".
Yet, as they contemplate political ruin in next year's election, these Republicans can take solace in the fact that, if defeated, their replacements may not differ in any meaningful way on important issues of the day. That at least is the hope and dream of Democratic apparatchik Rahm Emmanuel and the corporate toadies he represents. Ominously, Emmanuel, a relict of the Clinton White House, heads the Democratic National Campaign Committee.
As such, he decides which candidates for the House should get money and other support from the national party. At a time when any fool can see that the public hates the war more this month than last, and will hate it even more next month and the month after that, Emmanuel is doing his best to recruit candidates, preferably rich ones, guaranteed to eschew vocal opposition to the war.
The NWO is a dangerous path.
Yes I know they're corpy toadies but I couldn't let their highly-subjective piece pass with no comment. And I've had some informative conversations with journalists about how their system works.
Bush seeks 'partner' for perverse acts in '08
Not one single passenger has confirmed the Federal Lie that Rigoberto Alpizar claimed he had a bomb.
This is a 1,500 word piece abou a Palestian Camp in Jordan. 20 labelled are attached.
You have to see this folks!
the coming weeks and months are critical
Patriot Act Agreement under way.
"To desire freedom is not enough. We must move from resistance to aggression, from revolt to revolution. Brothers and sisters and all oppressed people, we must prepare ourselves both mentally and physically for the major confrontation yet to come." -- imam jamil al-amin
in the work of culture-changing, it is essential that we look at the symbols that arrise when power acts in it's most despotic. In the name of taking a seed and letting it grow in a clearing that the storm has made, rather then let the invasive Bush grow and spread. In the name of seizing some of the oldest images of resistance. I bring you a proposal. If you like it, please spread it.
Unlike J. Crew, Schumacher Fur's bread and butter is Furs. J. Crew can abandon fur and suffer little financial pain. But Schumacher Furs is going to have to close up shop, or change their name and completely remake itself by abandoning their entire product line. Schumacher Furs is unlikely to go quietly! Things could get very nasty, with repercussions to follow in the local Portland scene.
Now I know how bush was possibly elected. I
Before the Iraq war gets any worse--or spreads to other countries--let's take a stand for peace in front of our Congresspersons' and Senators' homes throughout the holiday season.
This obvious propaganda, empty and useless like
Dubya's head, will still be believable to the
milling sheeple throughout the empire.
These new security anti-terrorism measures are
meant only to keep the masses inside, they are
not made for keeping out Iraqi "Saddamists" (as
now described by Bush on CNN) who will be
starring in Coming To America 2, to attack people.
Are you kneeling before George II?
The corrupt ex-Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham, an eight-term member of the Congress, will be sentenced on 02/27/06, for taking $2.4 million in bribes. An ultra hawk, he pushed for the Iraqi War which has cost untold misery for the Iraqi people and death and pain to the lives of so many American families. Cunningham said he wants to "atone" for his wrong doings. If so, let him come clean at his hearing about all of the pervasive corruption on Capitol Hill.
It is no coincidence that women volunteer more than men in a sexist society. Women are the free labor units for childcare, housework and yes, social volunteerism. Women are still, even in 2005, playing the unpaid social housekeepers. And the poor are still taking on a disproportionate amount of volunteer labor. At this point, I have decided to quit volunteering for any organization where the board members/leaders of the organization live at a higher class level than me. No exceptions.
Alex Jones"infowars.com" interviews
Mike Rivero of "whatreallyhappened.com "
Recently Ford instated a policy that said that Homosexual employees would have the same insurance and union benefits as heterosexual employees. One group of homophobic's decided to boycott Ford for doing so, and Ford withdrew.
This is what Cindy Sheehan's sister, Dede, has to say about Casey Sheehan: "He was 21 when he joined up. He told us afterwards. His recruiter told him he would never see combat because of his high score on the entrance exam. He enlisted pre 9/11 before we had an inkling that our government would ever misuse our kids." I have major issues with that statement. Did she have an inkling war misused other people's kids? Was she okay as long as Casey was in military elite?
Images of friends fathers mothers sons and daughters wasted.....and this is only Americans.
In wake of the Supreme Court's decision to tear down older communities and make room for construction for the "betterment of the community", what are the implications of this decision on the poor.
This article focus is on Overton, Florida - could your neighborhood be next?
A universal look at religon of the indigenous poeple of America.
Then I attempt to answer the important question, "Why don't Native American's have their own federally recognized religon?"
OPB is having a pledge drive now. It is time to call and demand they stop broadcasting Wal-Mart propaganda.
Call OPB on their pledge line and ask to volunteer to write down your message for management.
The number is 503-245-2345.
Some people believe that the acceptance of wicca, pagan, or any other women centered religon or divinity, has shifted an imbalance towards women. I provide a different viewpoint from where they wouldn't expect, a male with holy abilities. There is much work to be done to bring balance. What can good magicians do?
Local fascist Lars Larson is at it again.
What happens when you plan a building demolition. Sometimes not very much.
Am I really committed to change or am I just buying the t-shirt?
americans are us all
Long ago, the US stopped making things, and that was it for exporting stuff like TVs, cars, etc. Then America starting outsourcing services, so instead of exporting things like accounting or customer service, we import them. Now Bush says we're exporting democracy, but if we don't practice it at home, how can we hope to do that either?
How a minority rose in ranks to control the republican party and the U.S government.
An example of dream association that doesn't fit the pattern which I've been documenting
While the lies of the Iraq war continue to break through the constant propaganda of a Right Wing controlled media and onto the floor of Congress, the total hijacking of US democracy at home remains blacked out, despite the recent GAO report confirming the election problems...
ICANN uses a parliamentary procedure trick to shelve implementing the .xxx domain name.
Steve Ault, a gay activist in New York City since 1970, served as UFPJ's logistics coordinator for the historic pre-war mobilization of Feb. 15, 2003, last summer's RNC protests & the May 1, 2005 march for nuclear disarmament. He charges that ANSWER is a front group for the WWP.
After hearing about the action from last weeks fur-protest, I thought I'd come down and try for a few pictures today.
This ought to clear up the debate over Evloution and Creationism.
great look at the Bush/neocon cabal
Congratulations on organizing a very large demonstration in Washington, D.C. the weekend of September 24-25. The numbers and the resulting media coverage and visibility were indeed impressive.
Having said that, we would like to share with you some fundamental political concerns of ours.
The central idea in "American Mania" by Peter C. Whybrow, 2005, is that American culture has become manic. We are running too fast, trying to cram too much into our lives, sleeping too little, neglecting our personal relationships and the social health of our society. We are addicted to speed, and to the material results (for some of us) speed produces. A primary characteristic of an addiction is that it becomes self-accelerating, because it can never be fully satisfied. We always want more.
Anybody notice the big Rosa Parks poster on the outside of the bus?
The line says "It all started on the Bus"
In recent weeks the Portland Tribune, particularly through articles penned by the once-progressive Jim Redden, has been serving as a vehicle of unchallenged propaganda promulgated by the Portland area's massive growth machine--which itself is owned and operated by the most influential, elite leaders in big business and new construction, such as Don Morrisette, poster boy for the Home Builders Association, Portland Business Alliance's CEO Susan McDonough, and big-business attorney Jay Waldron of Schwabe Williamson and Wyatt.
The growth machine's propaganda goes like this: It's inevitable that the region's population will keep increasing, so we have to keep creating more jobs and keep building more houses and roads in order to ensure that the region's population will keep increasing. Tacked on to this circular argument is the threat that the machine's operators have been holding over our heads, also utterly false and absurd: If we don't keep spending our tax dollars on ensuring that the region's population and consumption will keep increasing, and if we don't keep subsidizing the building of more houses, roads and other new structures, our economy and livability will suffer even more than they already have been suffering because of the last two decades of precipitous growth.
The Tribune has yet to publish any truly sustainable solutions, which would outline how to preserve and enhance our resources, land, prosperity, and livability by means that decrease our population, consumption, and pollution.
FREE SPEACH MADE IN US NEO-CONS MEDIA ... THE PEOPLES OF THE WORLD ARE JEALOUS OF OUR DEMOCRACY ..
where are we going in the coming years
With the pressure building for the US to start retreating from Iraq, and our coalition "allies" abandoning ship, what's a soldier in Iraq to think? D?j? vu. It's 1970 Vietnam.
On the Judicial Branch
I suppose I'm posting this in an interest to start conversation about how issues of integration/segregation and lack of opportunities are the issue in the French riots, as well as how complicated AND CASE SPECIFIC four factors like spatial realtions, history, class, and caste relations can make a world of difference how a particular "ethnic regime" position is constructed. Black Americans and Native Americans are closer to what French Muslims positionally experience I say, becase of how the "ethnic regimes" many factors work out, instead of what American Muslims experience.
On Dec. 1, 2005, at a public forum, on Capitol Hill, ex-Rep. Paul Findley (R-IL), urged President George W. Bush to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq-promptly. He offered a four point plan to that end. Findley said that his greatest fear is that Bush "will persist in his quest for a military victory." He praised Rep. John Murtha (D-PA) for demanding an "early and complete exit from Iraq." Findley called for ending the U.S.' "ugly role in the killing fields of Iraq."
The United States faces a stark choice.
A response to Lexus and the Olive Tree by Thomas Friedman
We, who are not in the wealthy class, will continue to be peons -- whose only purpose in life is to enrich the stockholders of major corporations -- until we refuse to participate in "the system". "We" includes people of all colors and people of all nations.
Fur Free Friday doesn't mean anything to NBC and Katie Couric
Some of you may recall a message I distributed in mid-October titled, "Villains Honoring Villains". To my delight, nationally-known political columnist Bill Berkowitz has taken that message, combined it with others I've written, added some original research and produced what others have already called "A 'Must Read' Privatization Primer."
I've pasted Berkowitz's article below and encourage you to not only read it, but to share it with friends and associates. The more the general public understands the privatization threats that are upon us, the less will be the losses suffered.
Thanks for your continuing help and support in beating back this privatization agenda..
"Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
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