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So, guys, what are we going to do with what we have? That is the question we all need to be asking ourselves.
In appointing Derrick Foxworth Portland's sudden new chief of police, Vera Katz threw an insulting sop to the African-American community, and Reverend Roy Tate, President of the Albina Ministerial Alliance naively wasted no time in rolling in it.
Rapists in Portland have been set free time and time again. This is not going to happen again. Hank has escaped to Eugene, Camas to Spain, these young men had better realize their crimes are not going to leave them. They will continue to be haunted by the assaults they committed. From Camas' mom defending his behavior to Hank's email demanding everyone "lick his balls" I have tolerated enough bullshit.
I have not been able to post
on indymedia since 8/28
when I inquired about a web site certificate
notification that was popping up on my computer.
The excuse of 'National Security Reasons' can be used to hide important evidence from people, which keeps their world view narrow and conventinoal, and prevents 'disruptive changes in society'. This is one change that society could use, or so I believe...A little activism of my own in just one more attempt to get that video released...
There is something curious going on with some of the Dean supporters coming to Portland Indymedia. One has to wonder if all these Dean supporters are merely ordinary people who spontaneously post here, or they an example of a what is called an "Astroturf" operation--an organized political operation designed to create the image of a "grassroots" political movement.
Astroturf or real grassroots? You decide. In this day and image of media manipulation and Psyops- masquerading-as-News, you can never be sure.
www.freevibe.com have you seen those "whats your anti-drug?" commercials?... this is the website, and it is FUCKED... my favorite parts are the "message boards" and the "summit high" sitcom thing... you MUST look through the entire site, it is hilarious but also horribly disheartining...
A legitimate probe of 9/11 ? not like the sham that was just perpetrated that didn't address any of the really major questions ? would have shed light on the corporate powers that control the media and the White House, and maybe ? just maybe ? would have taken that large step to show the deluded American populace that we are neither a democracy nor a republic, that we are a corporate-controlled police state whose leaders are savaging their own citizens simply to make more money for themselves and the rich friends who put them in office in the first place.
But in the unbridgeable chasm of doubt, those are questions Americans remain afraid to ask....
To the people of America who are still THINKING........
When are we all going to stop our bitching and head to Washington, D.C. and DEMAND that the corruption, lies, warmongering, abuse of our human and civil rights, stealing, influence peddling through transparent contracts re Iraq, Afgh, the murdering of 10's of 1000s of people, not to mention all of the questions re 9/11 that the Bush Admin refuses to answer be put to a STOP??
The Tawdry Tale of WorldCom's Sweetheart Deal in Iraq
When every incentive is given to capital, labor falls by the wayside. Increasing purchasing power creates full employment. Subsidies to corporations lead to state deficits,
Flexibility and sanctions are urged by the red-green German government to counter unemployment that nears 5 million. The unemployed are scapegoated for misguided neoliberal policies benefiting capital and corporations.
Working class -- a definition
Working class vs. middle class
Most people have been trained to think of Zionism in positive terms. This is understandable. Decades of propaganda have misrepresented Zionism as a progressive, modern force bringing civilization to an arid, uninhabited wasteland. Such an image is an illusion. This essay will uncover the true history of Zionism. It will reveal the facts and make clear the real nature of the movement.
In our two party system, many many many of us feel left out, left behind, or even left for dead. Too many of us leap to hatred and disgust, throwing away the opportunity afforded us by our citizenship. What opportunity is there?
Most Israelis were born into a colonial and racist reality. They are educated to maintain Zionism rather than to question it.
They are the chosen ones.
Anarchists and people who don't see a difference between Bush and elected leaders have an option: form an organization, choose a spokesperson
(at random, if you wish) and run a campaign, using the same money and energy you use to organize protests.
Leftists are on the wrong side of history.
Dean may or may not be right in arguing that we should stay in Iraq, but it doesn't mean he is hypocritical and it definitely does not make him worse than Bush! Your arguments against Dean resemble those of the warmongering patriots.
Sensing the impending end of their white privilege, Right-Wing ideologues have been using racist imagery created by the John Birch Society and others. Patrick J. Buchanan wrote that MECA is "a Chicano version of the white-supremacist Aryan Nation... and is unabashedly racist and anti-American"
Smokey The Bear as a symbol of forest stewardship has become old, soft and tired. It's time to look for a new kick ass spokesman with the proper direction and message . . .
I've never felt comforable with the "working class" and "middle class" definitions because they are divisive and designed to split the Proletariat.
The day after he became only the second British PM to face a public inquiry, in the deepening 'Wargate' scandal, Tony Blair may have taken a page from Karl Rove's playbook, as power was cut in central London Friday afternoon, leaving some 250,000 commuters in scenes of chaos, reminiscent of the blackout in New York City August 15.
Consider that the United States, supposedly the example democracy for the rest of the world, still cannot pass the ERA, since the religious right won't let them, and you can see that like it or not, religion remains important, the Bible remains important, and this will continue to the case for a long time to come. Given how this is the case, finding effective ways of dealing with the Bible is important, not just as an internal matter between churches, but to the larger society as well.
Does anyone want to have a celebratory party out front of the PPD building downtown, to celebrate the end of Kroeker's reign? It should be a joyous event. Music, dancing, etc. would be ideal (in my mind, anyway). Does anyone want to organize this? PPRC (it is a Friday, after all)...
The bulk of Jacob Sullum's book is devoted to logically demonstrating that most drugs aren't as bad as most people believe. Sullum never denies that some people do indeed get into problems with illegal drugs, but he marshals plenty of evidence to prove that even with the "hard drugs" like crack and heroin problem users are a small minority of users; the exception rather than the rule.
The al-Hussein (Iraq's name for the Scud) would require, in conditions of an "error-free cycle of order-launch-egress" some three hours to be fired. Dr Tim McCarthy's [of the Center for Non-proliferation Studies] breakdown is: 1. Order communications and movement: 20 minutes; 2. Fuelling/warhead mating: 120 minutes; 3. Drive to launch site--20 minutes; 4. Launch and egress--30 minutes. (This is based on fuelling and mating being effected at the same time, which is a hazardous and unwise concurrency.)
One down, so many more to go.
Not a joke folks!
Just saw the crawl on the TV!
A debate on anarchism and marxism
Indymedia, please post your privacy protection policy.
This one's for the good people of Portland, Oregon -- the people who think
it would be a great idea to commit $350 million in a new baseball stadium
for the Portland Expos.
a soldier in iraq is 66 times more likely to be killed in combat or by accident than a person killed by homicide in california.
if you are comparing death in iraq to murder in california, california is 68 times safer.
I am so tired of Bush. How come so many people follow whatever bozo Bush tells them to do?
This is about growing opposition to the prison project in Lakeview, Oregon.
Working class -- a definition
An overview of U.S. intervention and values, and a better approach to International relations and interventionism.
The RIAA's mass subpoena technique, which has not let up since it began, is simply a legalized corporate campaign of terror.
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.
Last one of the summer? Tomorrow?
A lovely poem for you beatnik cats, dig?
In May of this year a group of psychology researchers released a paper which caused a stir, titled "Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition", which sought to synthesize years of research into conservatism and the right wing phenomena. The paper is lengthy, and some of the terminology is difficult, and so I thought it might be good to post a summary of some of the interesting points it raised.
George Monbiot: "We live in a dream world. With a small, rational part of the brain, we recognize that our existence is governed by material realities, and that, as those realities change, so will our lives. But underlying this awareness is the deep semi-consciousness that absorbs the moment in which we live, then generalizes it, projecting our future lives as repeated instances of the present.
"Cuts in benefits are not social reforms but a relapse to the last century when society didn't protect its members from general life risks on account of deficient resources. Today society is richer than ever before. The welfare state is indispensable for the society altogether and for the socially disadvantaged. Germany..can afford a developed social state..since it preserves democracy and inner peace and competitiveness.."
"The real tragedy is that our founders did not intend a separation of church and state, and never envisioned a rigidly secular public life for America." -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul (Republican-Libertarian)
Why liberals are supporting Howard Dean
small changes, orgiastic parades, activist activation rituals vs nation wide policy decisions. opting for an out through nokapitalist/noamerikkka alternatives while those who don't get "it" make decisions whose affects ripple throughout the world.
It gets a big F
An antidote for that insipid pro-war anthem.
Safe when used as directed.
This is links to a summary of a conference call that David Allen, publisher of "Black Box Voting: Ballot Tampering in the 21st Century" listened to between The Election Center, ITAA (lobying group), and several manufacturers of electronic voting machines.
If US corporations are allowed to close plants and lay people off in the US in order to take production overseas pay for the privilege of lining their pockets at the expense of American citizens?
Trying to fine confirmation/details regarding this rumor.
Peter Boelke was economics editor of the weekly Der Spiegel from 1974 to 2001.
His essay that could help us see the ambivalence of globalization is translated from the German.
Almost one year prior to the Columbia disaster CNN ran a story about NASA's budget being cut by the Bush administration. One item specifically cut back was safety to the shuttle program.
State server .pdf files, so be patient
Democrat leaders look for a way to cave. Kate Brown will fight no more, forever.
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