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What if we, the American citizenry, are the ones living in a bubble. isolated, clueless, without a clear fit in the world's puzzle?
solidarity statement of jericho movement for recognition
& amnesty for u.s. political prisoners
HEY AK PRESS ~ NEWS FLASH: Women are OVER 50% of the population. If you are calling yourself "anarchists" and you are promoting 95-100% men, then either 1) anarchy is a male heaven and a woman's hell which is nothing liberating or new, or 2) AKPress is full of shit. Either way, I call AKPress out for their male-exclusive bullshit right now. Either publish 50% women, or SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT EQUALITY and inclusion politics.
In 1913, Charlotte Perkins Gilman wrote an essay entitled, "Why I wrote "The Yellow Wallpaper."" She outlines things said to her by males of the time, telling her to limit her intellect to two hours a day, and to not touch a pen or paper to write. She explains how that almost drove her crazy in her classic essay, The Yellow Wallpaper. I think this issue is still relevant today...
"Towards a more current anarchism" is a brief essay that looks into the pertinence and effectiveness of modern day North Amaerican anarchism, and its movement, as a force for liberation- bringing to light some nagging deficiencies and offering hopeful suggestions focusing on relationality, sustainability and revolutionary dual power.
I understand and regret the fact that NOBODY on IMC tends to take the time and read a whole piece, most ALL of us just kind of breifly look through or skip ahead. That practice will make it hard to take anything meaningful from this...
Unfortunately I do not want to take the time to go through and HTML everything that was italicized or spaced in a specific fashion- keep this in mind, some meaning may be lost but hopefuly not too much.
Considering three wives is not a joke.
This article is about living a happy life, no matter how old we get.
You will not see the word sex used in an obligatory manner. If you perceive that, whom am I to argue with you?
The following is from a letter that I received yesterday. Daniel sent this
to me and asked me to type up and send out to all his friends and
This article takes a much needed critical look at the role religion plays with morality and government in the U.S. and some fundamental problems with religous ideoligy.
The age we live in is like no other before it. We command the planet with almost god-like powers. Since the beginning of industrial revolution, our ability to recover the resources of the world has become more and more efficient.
The Multnomah County ITAX is set to expire, and though I supported it originally, I will happy to see it end and will not support such a measure again.
The first version of this holiday gift was delivered December 23-25 to various Indymedia.org sites worldwide. This New Year's adjunct sharpens the vision, so compare and contrast, both are valid and complimentary! The next four paragraphs offer a purposely verbose verifiable seal of authenticity, that will be further validated in space-time. Understand clearly, the sage's stone is a multi-dimensional unique key. Purposeful misuse leads to great peril. Pay very close attention to my instructions!
Hey, it is 2006. But the bush cabal seems to still have a strangle hold on reality. How can one say happy anything?
Just listen to this bravado from Senator John Kerry: "With the pivotal 2006 elections approaching, we won't be blackmailed or denied. We won't stand for Swift Boat-style attacks. We won't be intimidated." --But isn't that essentially what this man told us back in 2004?
Bush is not satified just to use troops as props, now they will be ordered to spread propaganda!
Hearby it is resolved to dismantle the Megamachine!
Medical help for one child, death for thousands of others. Is it good enough?
The Hitler Youth Movement succeeded in brainwashing an entire generation of German children with the Nazi ideology of racial and national superiority. In a 1935 speech, Adolf Hitler declared: "He alone, who owns the youth, gains the Future!" Corporate america and Washington politicos are goose-stepping to this concept.
Haiti's Judicial and Executive Branches are both getting what they deserve this holiday season- each other. After 22 months of close collaboration to trample Haiti's Constitution and democracy, they have now turned their destructive energies on each other.
We need to go to law school. As activists, we are absolutely dependent on an industry of law that we know very little about & have very little influence in. Prison is serious stuff and to have so little available help within our own ranks is not acceptable or safe. Our friends and lovers are shuffled around in a system that leaves them wondering what they were actually charged with and/or convicted of and what exactly the evidence against them was...this must stop.
No hay un solo lugar que se libre de la interferencia del capital--No single part of physical space can be isolated from the interference of capital
"I spy," Big Brother, on the other end of the phone or Internet line. "I spy," Joseph McCarthy and the FBI on witch hunts. "I spy" an entire governmental agency, poking into the files and personal business, of anyone voicing dissent to their imperialistic war. And our government is not holding back many secrets in their search this time, instead of "communists," their just wanting possible "terrorists." Not to worry, the average person has nothing to hide; "our government is here to serve us, after all." This is at least what our administration would like us to think.
The 911 issue shows how KBOO raises expectations of openness and candor that it cannot fulfill. While playing the politics of gesture with a full minority deck, KBOO fails to provide a truly open forum for some fundamental issues.
never thought it would happen
Team sports are good. I couldn't think of a good summary. Read the article.
Clackamas County today shot and killed a 24 year old man (Clint Carey) at the Riverside Trailer Park near Carver. He was armed with a knife, the Sgt. with a taser, a bullet proof vest, a Glock.
1970 heavy ass revolutionary film punishment park will be shown at 7pm tommorow at laughing horse books 3652 se division st 503-236-2893
we will accept donations
Like many of us in Cascadia, my thoughts during the last month of 2005 turned constantly to those imprisoned for alleged Earth Liberation Front (ELF) arsons. Isolated, intimidated, ripped from everything they love, deprived of all but the minimum for survival, the question resounds: why? Why? WHY?
As the initial tumult subsides, the answer has become increasingly clear. The reason why many have been subpoenaed, six have been jailed, one of those jailed has taken his life and a community has been shaken to the core is this: Jacob Ferguson.
On the Judicial Branch, continued
you did not choose to read this - you did not choose to not read this
It is an established fact that we can grow enough food on Earth to eliminate hunger. The issue is distribution of food, not the production of food. The issue of distribution is undermined by capitalism and political power struggles that play out in the economics of the daily life of the poor. I have had food issues my whole life from institutional food in protective custody, to foster families' food, to dry milk at the end of the month, free lunches & food stamps.
Constitutional law expert Bonifaz says court hearings on Bush's illegal NSA domestic spying campaign could become this president's equivalent of Nixon's Watergate tapes.
Mass Mind Control through network television
The Real Cost of Prisons Project is "dedicated to reducing over-reliance on incarceration." They offer workshops on the topics of the War on Drugs, Incarcerated Women and Children, and the Financing and Siting of Prisons. They create and distribute educational materials about the "costs of incarceration on the individual, his/her family, community and nation."
"Prisons are there to isolate people, so we must be actively keeping the link to the outside world open." Not long ago, someone in a Books for Prisoners program mailed me a small zine entitled, "A Practical Guide to Prisoner Support." The zine gives practical advice about writing prisoners and interacting with prisoners inside and outside prison walls, and lists prison activist networks...
We have got to start acknowledging indy reporters as professionals. To only pay middle class male organizers and attorneys in activism is not good. I am an indy media reporter. I am low income. I would like very much to cover the trials in Eugene of the environmental activists. But I simply cannot afford it, which leaves me sad...
New 2005 Retrospective Song "I Miss You" run time 3:05
George II arrogantly upholds "right" to surveill U.S. citizens as "domestic terrorists."
The following is an article written just after Philip Berrigan died in 2002. No matter what our belief, these words remind us to be strong, stand up for peace, and resist. IF nothing else this is proof that not all Christians are warmongers. I post this on the 4th anniversary of Philip Berrigans Death.
Your answers to these ten political questions will reflect your current thinking, but after reading this entire post, you may change your mind about some of them. Regardless, the most important influences on your decisions and actions in this coming year are probably still lurking out there. No one can predict the future, but we can all learn from the past.
In the GOP's latest hellish vision (bills S.2112 and HR 3824), the lives of living organisms would be bartered, traded, and thrown away like so much monopoly money in a "credit system. "
A brief explanation for the lack of public protest by American citizens regarding the destruction of their constitution.
There is a point where the soul has to disengage to endure. Jails are one of the places this occurs. Poverty is another. Rape is another. Once people have learned how to disengage their SOULS when being abused by the powers that be, the powers that be lose traction rapidly. Mix this lack of fear & righteous hatred of abusive authority, with some hopelessness & nothing left to lose, and you have raw power. This is the cocktail that Bush has brewed for the world.
In Part Two of these interviews, we explore the issues of public misconceptions about prisoners, women prisoner needs, public defenders, and state harassment for prisoner support work. Part Three of this series gives current information about how to get involved with prisoner support now, including the names of individual prisoners, different ways to get involved, and prisoner support resources to further your education on this subject.
The second of two parts. The following is a list of ways to cultivate "big picture thinking", subtitled "Three or four ways to direct our thinking to prepare for changing the world" (ok, I lied; it came out to 5)
Let's just stop this one cold
looks like the only natural disaster new orleans might face in the near future is the roving gangs, aka "police", capping its citizens. what a shame, already off my x-mas list for another year...
The following humble screed is the first of a two part article inspired by Alex Cockburn's admirable talk here in Portland a while back entitled "6 ways to change the world." Here are my "three or four ways to direct our thinking to prepare for changing the world", prefaced by my summary defining what the word "left" really is or means politically, to me.
If you decide to listen to any of these audio files, if you are willing, please add a comment here on what you thought--and fill in gaps in my rather sketchy summaries below ...
Kboo's morning programs have been available since about noon. 5pm Evening news (if there is any today) and Labor Radio at 6pm will be added later. Link below applies to all to all of today's news and public affairs broadcasts
Below is the latest Dispatch from Jeff Free Luers. Jeff is a political prisoner currently serving 22 1/2 years in Oregon State Penitentiary. For background on his case, see http://www.freefreenow.org
These are excerpts from a letter I've been writing
As an editor, holding a story is as biased and manipulative of public opinion as running one. No credible, honest journalist can make those decisions. If you've got it, you have to run it, and the Times' Keller failed that basic test, proving he's nothing but an administration shill.
Prisoner Support may not be something you think about very often, but if you ended up being jailed due to a mistake or unfair sentencing due to politics, Prisoner Support organizations could literally be your only lifeline. Part of the frightening aspect of prison is the isolation and prisoner support groups are often a prisoner's only link to the outside. As human rights activists, the prison situation is pertinent on many levels...
Q & A from members of the Media Weapon community
concerning whether there will still be crime
(and/or a need for cops) after the working class
rises up and overthrows the system of bourgeois rule
Running in fear of bad p.r. fallout as the result of his highness plunging boldly on to eavesdrop on Amerikans without warrants, the court jesters have dropped a little red herring for us all to sniff at, knowing the end result will favor the dork who would be king.
The New York Daily News blows an article out its ass.
Why you should be not only frightened to the Raw bone, But Inveloped with Rage , the Kind of rage that inspires Cycodrama cases of Momentary blinding rage that Balcks out menory and Racalls only sites of the color Red on ever outlined Shape , Moving Or Not???
As clear as the light of day and as sure as the sun in the East in the morning, various local, state, and federal law enforcement and intelligence agencies are monitoring this site as I write these words.
I want to be absolutely clear here. As described in the articles below, the activities, methods and operations carried out by these agencies will be on the wrong side when history comes to pass.
Mother Jones, Emma Goldman, Adam Smith, Woody Guthrie, countless thousands who have fought long and hard to give America what little fairness she has for her workers, must all be turning over in their graves!
President George W. Bush took the country into the Iraqi War based on a policy of lies. It has cost the lives of an estimated 30,000 to 100,000 Iraqis. Since 2001, Bush has ordered the National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on the American people under the guise of catching terrorists. He arrogantly ignored a secret court, the FISA Court, which was set up for that purpose. Bush acts like a mad Roman emperor; he's as whacky as a Caligula or a Nero.
Raymond Gwerder, the disturbed man shot by a police sniper, was talking on the phone to a trained hostage negotiator when killed.
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