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Who cares about health care?
There's all this talk about the "health care crisis" and the uninsured and costs rising.
Why do we care?
And what the hell can we do about it anyway?
Is freedom of speech dead in this country? Not if we still have people like you.
Apparently, the bOregonian has called for Foxworth's ouster over allegations that he acted inappropriately with a female subordinate. KOIN and KATU have implied as much as well. I was not sure how I felt about all this, because I do not agree with any sexist behavior, yet I have found Foxworth's softer manner to be refreshing after the (gag) Kroeker years. I was also very squeamish about the release of such personal conversations that I really think should have remained private. I think my mind is now made up in favor of the Chief.
We can and should support troops-to-be, but do so before they become troops. We should post a warning sign, and disclaimer, in all recruiting stations. Prospective enlistees should be told that their new employer will not be the Department of Defense, but the Department of War; and that their service will not be in the defense of freedom and democracy, but in the building of an empire for America's powerful elite. And that their countrymen, for all the yellow ribbons and pseudo-patriotic talk, will ultimately blame them for the added terrorism they instigate with their wars. Just like there is truth in lending, we should demand truth in recruitment.
come sweet rain
While young French workers express outrage at a proposed law making them endure three years of probation on a new job, U.S. workers wonder what the term "job security" means.
I suppose, by now, everyone's heard the news. Chief Foxworth has been accused of "sexual misconduct" by a woman who bolsters her complaints with very graphic, very private emails which he wrote to her. I am very conflicted about this news.
The baseball season opened on April 3, 2006. President George W. Bush was in Cincinnati and tossed out the "ceremonial" pitch. Jay Leno said it went off to the "far right." Meanwhile, nine brave U.S. troops were killed in Iraq on that day; one for every inning Bush was at the game. Zacarias Moussaoui, a suspected mental case, faces the death penalty for 9/11. Also, corruption-tainted Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) fears a hammering from the justice system.
Our primary goal must be a cultural shift among the masses. We accomplish that by working with people in the cultural middle. We have no effect on a cultural shift just talking amongst ourselves.
An engineering professor analyses WTC collapses on 9/11, shreds official story.
A look at the evidence of both forgery and heresy in the both the Old and the New Testaments
I can't but help ask this curious question to the folks on Mississippi. What makes a group of people pooling their money (and the banks presumably) with the intent of bringing additional housing to close-in neighborhood worse than a single family home owner deciding to sell their house in that same neighborhood?
May Day Reminder! Help Help! Lets make this BIG...and a day to remember... pass the word, come to the planning meetings and be there in solidarity as we stand against the tyranny of corporate greed, and injustice.
When asked if I would continue to post photo essays here on indymedia during my extended travels through Europe, I replied that I doubted that I would have anything to post. However, on my first night in Berlin (my first stop) the contrast between the way Americans and Germans look at their recent past startled me so that I knew that I had to produce this photo essay. Some readers (on sites other than indymedia) may get upset by my insistence on presenting my images in a political or historical context. However, for me, all photography that is not for personal use is about political struggle or it's about surrender. I don't see this as imposing a context on helpless images, but being honest about images and their use and abuse in our society. Don't fear that I will continue to plague you with "reports back" from the rest of Europe. I expect to indulge a personal fascination with beauty that is unlikely, in the end, to find a context that will make it of use to anyone else. I am, after all, on vacation.
I failed to make the text concise enough to fit in the captions. Therefore, the captions below the photos serve as links to the full captions which appear below in the article. The photo essay will also appear on my own photo site along with my past indy photo essays where it might be easier to follow.
I am at the beginning of a new road in my life. The signpost reads "Disabled". Many activities I used to take for granted are now slipping away, some will be lost forever.
Millions in the U.S. and worldwide now know there is evidence that 9/11 was an "inside job"; "false-flag," state-sponsored terrorism to provide a pretext for a premeditated war. But in exposing this evidence, the 9/11 Truth effort is also shedding light on a significant story-within-the-story: that the World Trade Center (WTC) was obsolete and asbestos-laced, and that its destruction on 9/11 may, for certain interests in the U.S., have been both desirable and profitable--independent of any interest in war.
ilps extends its solidarity with the people of the u.s.
against the criminalization of immigrants
and intensification of the u.s. war of terror
The nation's leading newspaper calls Chavez a threat to the U.S. for using Venezuela's new oil wealth to aid development and help the poor in Latin America.
Democrats are making fellons of illegal immigrants.
A link to Scott Ritter's excellent critique of the Anti-War "movement".
Bush's new errand boy.
Unemployment can be resolved in a way that protects the right to work. Productivity in a service economy cannot be compared to the margins of profit in a goods economy. There are at least two more levels of wealth creation that have not been tapped. Here's how to reconcile the conflicting claims of employers and employees.
I see only one way out; a metamorphic leap of faith, an about face in the way we think, a decision to let go of everything that we, as a nation, once held dear, an understanding that the world will surely end unless we recognize the fact that we have no choice but to embrace our enemy as our brother, the one, without whom, we will never find peace, a brother-in-arms, enchained from head to toe, with whom we will either drown, or, together, might be allowed to live for yet another day....
For immediate release
March 30, 2006
Contact: Karen Pickett (510) 548-3113
Ben Rosenfeld (415) 285-8091
Rice Says U.S. May Close Guantanamo
an account of likely us military or other action to oust hugo chavez
looks at world issues in many parts of the world
We as a society are segregated by education, class, ethnicity and even sexuality. Can we face the truths of this "democratic nation" as one movement and find common ground ... at least long enough to defeat the Agenda which seeks to destroy the whole lot of us???
Does anyone out there feel as if their walk with God has lead to their eyes being opened to the deception of that day?
Bush Says Saddam Responsible For Chaos In Iraq
Below is the full text of today's Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee statement on the Minutemen (a chauvinist vigilante group) as well as two of the anti-immigrant, anti-worker bills currently being debated in Congress.
What are we asking of youth if the message is to stay in school, and comply with an inhumane political bill which fragmentizes millions of families?
Back in the 1990s, when I was part of a union organizing effort at the University of Vermont, one of the assumptions expressed by the school's administration was the inevitability of the university's continuing corporatization. This assumption was also shared by many of the workers that we were attempting to organize. Furthermore, the assumption was not one specific to the university. Indeed, it was actually usually expressed as part of a larger reality that assumed that the world was going to continue down a path that would result in the ultimate supremacy of the world's largest corporations and banks running everything. Most of these businesses were naturally US- owned, even if they had their offices overseas.
short update on my views of the times and indymedia and stuff
George W. Bush -- The Champion Texas Bull Writin' Rodeo
Latest Episode: Mike Berger, 911truth.org
The Founders of the nation must be rolling in their graves over Sen. Hatch's claim that the president's powers should be beyong criticism during the "war" on terror.
the blurb on their 'Week In Review' Page [#5] of the latest [March 30 2006] Mercury issue encourages Charlie to "go back to boinking prostitutes":
Jeff Free Luers is a political prisoner currently serving more than 22 years in the Oregon State Penitentiary for setting a small fire that burned 3 SUV's. His latest Dispatch from prison is posted below.
Whatever happened to empathy? How did the world suddenly become inhabited by good, red-blooded Americans and a bunch of gooks, slopes, ragheads, hadjis and any other pejorative which makes them seem less than human? How did the world suddenly become us and them? How is it that no one's beliefs and concerns have validity except ours? How has it come about that the world is now divided between us, our few allies, and a world of terrorists?
The well-to-do and those who can afford to shop elsewhere seem to be driving the prices of Goodwill outlets. Much of the better clothing prices strain the budget of someone who is either unemployed and looking for work or working at minimum wage. Isn't it time for Goodwill to set up at least one outlet with income restrictions for shoppers?
Sen. Feingold, with the help of Sen. Arlen Specter, is about to put the Democrats in the House in an uncomfortable spot. Enjoy the show.
Tre tells us of his current hunger strike up to the day of April 4th, which is the scheduled time for a decision on an extradition appeal. He also includes a beautiful poem he has written.
How? Never exposing the reigning bigoted assumptions of the privileged and resulting meta policies against we, the "stupid" masses, for one. Article quotes from Noam Chomsky and the little known Christopher Simpson, author of Science of Coercion.
Hack Virtual TV presents and The Pluri Media Group presents Italian Media Hacking 101 ('Telestreet') and a "special" message from "Cortex".
Time Magazine cover on global warming: Be Worried - Be VERY Worried
We're in for a wild ride.
Economist Paul Krugman is "proud of America's immigrant history, and grateful that the door was open when my grandparents fled Russia."
Now, however, he argues that the U.S. should close its door on the poor huddled masses, warning, "We need to do something about immigration, and soon," in a New York Times op-ed on March 27-the same day the Senate opened debate on immigration reform.
When Even Water is Not a Human Right
Where are the Old Line Civil Rights Groups?
Written by: Keith Perkins
11 September 2001, the day the world changed forever. If ever there was a time of innocence it was no longer.
The danger of religious faith is that it allows otherwise normal human beings to reap the fruits of madness and consider them holy. Because each new generation of children is taught that religious propositions need not be justified in the way that all others must, civilization is still besieged by the armies of the preposterous. We are, even now, killing ourselves over ancient literature. Who would have thought something so tragically absurd could be possible?
Local DFA meetup invites PDX activists to join some "mild guerrilla deeds" for impeachment during April.
If you are willing, please cut and paste these (below) into an
email message, asking your friends and associates to pass them
along to anyone they know in Multnomah Cty or to others who know
folks in Multnomah Cty etc. Anyone who lives in the tri-county
area and has animal companions does run a risk of their animals
winding up at Multnomah County Animal Services (Animal Control)...
After reading his reported remarks and his propensity for bad timing, Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi must take his cues from GW.
The U.S. has been asked by Iraqi officials to quit running security operations. If that's not an open invitation to go home, I don't know what is. So why aren't US forces packing up? Because Bush doesn't really want a stable Iraqi government run by Shi'ias.
With all the growing noise surrounding the 9/11 Truth movement, even on CNN of all places, with Charlie Sheen and Alex Jones loudly proclaiming their opinions on what took place that day, the only story about 9/11 that Amy Goodman on her daily show DemocracyNow! decided to cover was the one expressing the new official mainstream story about the "5th hijacker". Blacked out from her program is what has been taking place among the 9/11 Truth movement in recent weeks. Why is Amy doing this? It's almost like she is right in lock-step with what the corporate media is spouting. Again, why? However the last 2 sentences (below) almost tries to imply that perhaps, maybe, possibly the story was bungled. Yet still, nothing about the recent statements of Charlie Sheen or Alex Jones. Not even a passing mention of them.
Please don't throw this article in the compost bin, this needs to be discussed.
On September 11, 2001 the most powerful and technologically advanced military nation the world has ever known was defeated by a handful of men wielding
boxcutters resulting in it's Constitution being declared a "goddamned piece of paper!" and "an outdated document." by the very men who swore oaths to uphold and defend it. ( http://www.rense.com/general69/paper.htm). It's military, and their children, will be disabled and deformed for generations from exposure to their own DU WMDs. It's population, for future generations, shall be indentured to trillions of dollars in enslaving war tribute.
Joseph Morales, Staffer/Communication Arts Student 201-818-9091
In a time of apathy, a thought has crossed ones mind......
Maybe the struggle is not to stop whats coming, but rather to survive the hit.
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