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this year marks the 120th anniversary of the may day haymarket frameups. honor the memory of august spies, albert parsons, adolph fischer, george engel, louis lingg, michael schwab, samuel fielden, oscar neebe- class war victims of an earlier time. also remember lucy parsons who carried on the struggle for vindication after her husband's execution. let us redouble our efforts to free today's class war prisoners.
chomsky shows how the us has the characteristics of a failed state
Get your ass down there!
Americans, people, world. This is going to be a long war, but we can do this one step at a time. If we find unsustainabilty, we need to smoke it out of its gourd and show it the light.
Zarqawi, alleged "mastermind" behind Iraq insurgency, is uncovered to be a U.S. military Psyop fiction.
Iran receives the most secondary DU dust from DU weapons used in Afghanistan and Iraq. Public health effects are measurable. DU dust has contaminated the world atmosphere. Fallout from a nuclear attack against Iran could be used to coverup the public health effects occuring from DU. A nuclear "bunker buster" attack against Iran could be prompted by an attempt to coverup DU.
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
What I am not hearing in the media about this book.
On April 27, 2006, a Forum was held on Capitol Hill by the House of Representatives' "Out of Iraq Caucus," whose purpose is to end the Iraqi War and bring all the troops home. A leading Caucus members, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), also testified. She said there were no WMD in Iraq and that Osama bin Laden had no connections to 9/11, Iraq or Saddam Hussein. Lee said the Bush-Cheney Gang must answer to the people: "Why did [they] do it?"
The word "progress" has gotten a very bad rap in many circles in our times. At the same time, the notion of asserting some kind of political or moral rights for others in widening circles -- including other species, and even the Earth itself -- hsa gained some currency. Is there a positive vision of progress that people could agree on? And can these ideas be reconciled?
A primer on the how, why, and consequences of invading Iran.
...in the United States fresh winds are blowing this May Day...May Day has been the date chosen for an immigrant strike and boycott, and more big demonstrations....We hail this development, and call on all workers to support the immigrants' struggle!
Copyleft artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.
Throughout the history of the United States immigrant workers have been the victims of racism, exploitation, and in times of war, internment and violent attacks. While Spanish-speaking immigrants have had especially turbulent periods in the past, only recently have politicians made attempts at further marginalizing this already oppressed layer of society. Why these attacks are suddenly reemerging is something left unexplained in the mainstream media, and is thus an important issue to examine.
* Estos tres textos han sido tomados de El Libertario # 47, mayo-junio 2006, vocero bimensual de la Comisión de Relaciones Anarquistas. En ellos se pone al día y condensa una perspectiva anarquista sobre la situación del movimiento laboral en este país.
Peterson, chief of staff for Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command, was given the prestigious award for his leadership of coalition forces, which included a large number of Royal Navy sailors and marines, in the campaign to secure Iraqi oil assets during the onset of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003.
"This is an outstanding award, and it means a lot to me," said Peterson, who can now officially put 'OBE' after his name. "It's an honor [to wear it on behalf of] the many fine Royal Navy sailors and marines that I served with."
Perhaps the most incendiary paragraph in the essay [The Israel Lobby] - albeit one whose contents have been confirmed in the Israeli press - discusses Israel's pressure on the United States to invade Iraq. "Israeli intelligence officials had given Washington a variety of alarming reports about Iraq's WMD programmes," the two academics write, quoting a retired Israeli general as saying: "Israeli intelligence was a full partner to the picture presented by American and British intelligence regarding Iraq's non-conventional capabilities."
The US media refuses to acknowledge that Iran plans on opening it's Oil exchange up in EUROS beginning next week. The sanctions being placed on Iran through the UN will outlaw countries from using this market, thus keeping the US' stranglehold on the oil markets who have traded solely in the US dollar up until now. US would lose $1 Trillion a year if this market is opened.
Something The Oregonian will never publish.
Inspirational speech by Charlie Chaplin.
Citing fear of unruly opponents and violent behavior
Lots of talk about Bush bombing Iran. Some of us are dismissing this possibility by thinking that this is all a bluff and can not happen because our military is bogged down in Iraq and that the Republicans fear the wrath of voters. Here are my reasons we SHOULD be worrying.
Hollywood has just released a mainstream theatrical film called 'United 93,' which is of course about the doomed airliner from 9/11. At first glance this seems exploitive, but can we still learn something from this?
Remember the Enron scandal? It seems small,
now, doesn't it? Billions being bilked from
California (and stashed in off-shore accounts)
through a bogus energy crisis that we later were
privy to emails and tapped phone
conversations of. It was so unbelievable at the
What is wrong with hoisting the colors of your cultural region by means of a flag properly named The Doug?
Orders are now being taken for Cascadian/Doug Flags from Small Flags Inc. in Oregon City, Oregon. 12 orders of The Doug cost $81.60 per flag, but 25 orders lower the cost to $64.50 for each flag. Also, 4" x 6" Doug Flags are available for $7.50 + a $25 set up fee. Each order comes with 36 flags. Email Collin at firstname.lastname@example.org or call William Gifford of Small Flags at 503.723.3456. All orders are due Monday, May 1st, 2006.
How is it possible that Bush is still getting away with promoting lies about Iran. How is he even still in office?
Forget the Middle East: North America Harbors the World's Most Dangerous Terrorists
how predatory giant corporations destroy society and human life
Alex Hemingway asks why the U.S. and Canada have allied with warlords in Afghanistan and provides some context to the current conflict.
At least twice this week there was posts pushing towards an awakening of Cascadian identity. Shouldn't it by now get a feature story?
The Green Scare
from the New York Rat #6
Seems that Portland has once again made the news by bringing in an outside "expert:"
This blatant attack on students engaged in political activism outside of school, needs to Stop. Democratic principals have never occurred with youth behind desks. From the Popular movement to the Civil Rights movement, youth have always maintained an active role in standing against injustices. And our duty as responsible adults in their lives, is to stand beside them, or at least get out of the way, before casting another stone.
don't be brainwashed. open your eyes. see who is telling the truth. don't follow the pied piper.
How can vegetarianism possibly contribute to saving the planet from an ecological catastrophe? You'd be surprised.
Open Letter to White Communities.
This is a brief history of the the Wannassay Clan of the Cowlitz Indians of the Wannassay Nation. The Wannassay(Waunassies-LOWER COLUMBIA GROUP-many spellings on both sides of the Cascade Mountians)Clan of the Cowlitz Indians are direct decendants of the Natives that lived in Clark County, Washington and the surrounding area. They were a numerous tribe in the Pacific Northwest before the 1828 disease pandemic was brought by the American Ship "the Owyee" to the Lower Columbia, causing the death of 75% perscent of the Natives on the westside of the Cacades.
There has been no word about apologies from the U.S. to these captives, but you'd think it would be a smart idea to hand each victim a fat wad of cash before sending them on their way.
The Israeli Lobby, with others, helped to instigate the Iraqi War. A scholarly report, the "Harvard Study," which was recently released, also documents the "unmatched power" of the Lobby over the national interest. Now, the Bush-Cheney Gang is targeting Iran for a pre-empted strike. Is the hawkish, hard right, pro-Israeli Lobby pushing for a war with Iran, too? Kevin Zeese, an independent candidate for U.S. Senate In MD, thinks that it is.
Atacar a inmigrantes es atacar a la clase trabajadora---
Action to be taken in event of a United States attack against Iran.
Bush is losing support even in his base. Impeachment is closing in. The danger is that he and Rove will react with another war, or another 9/11.
* Latin America is boiling with revolutionary potential these days that could redefine economics, politics and social relations. But sometimos things aren't always as they seem. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is widely seen to be at the center of Latin America's transformation by building a regional trade bloc through the creation of ALBA and Venezuela's membership in Mercosur to oppose U.S. dominance and its constant push for free trade agreements with Latin American governments.
9/11 Commissions Final Report= Narrative(story)
A simple primer that sums up my argument for the existence of an 'historical Joshua' (note that 'Jesus' is a mistranslation) and also sums up my dispute with the churches over that 'Christian theology' (which is also a 'mistranslation', and an oxymoron- An oxymoron consists of two words that contradict each other)
Baburam Bhattarai's explanation of what is happening in Nepal
It is important to understand clearly what is happening in Nepal, and why we should support the revolution there!
So is there a general strike on May 1st???
bush forced out
Power of the Executive Branch
Hello to all you beautiful people. On this day of honouring our earth
mother, I ask you to look at your birth. Upon emerging from our mother's
womb, we are given a birth mother and a birth father. At the same time we
are also given our earth mother and spirit father. I respect your freedom
to honour your spirit father in whichever way feels best to you. Through
all the generations of dispute, battlefields, bloodshed and persecution in
the name of organized religion, one thing remains irrefutable: we only
have one earth mother! We all share her. She is mother to us all.
Trying to cure the blind.
In China, propaganda dominates the airwaves and the publications, freedom is not a cherished idea, and dissent automatically leads to incarceration or death. The media is just another arm of one of the most oppressive governments in the world. In America, we watch our rights to free speech and to a responsible media system dwindle. We aren't as bad as China yet, but we certainly aren't the democracy we used to be. It's time to take action through more grassroots media work and through enacting legislative reforms for mainstream media.
It is ironic that the Jesus Freak President has arrested an individual defending religeous freedom. But for the multinational corproitist we know this is as american as running over chinise student in tanks and burning the bodies.
Cops and doctors. One of them kills, the other heals. No two professions could be further apart, right? Wrong.
A California court in San Jose on Thursday is scheduled to hear a case brought by Apple Computer that eventually could answer an unsettled legal question: Should online journalists receive the same rights as traditional reporters?
If being a "radical" doesn't also mean keeping and protecting what we like, just as much as changing what we don't like, then it's quite pointless.
It could be that we should be more worried about vanishing amphibians than about George W's "nookular" wet dreams about Iran.
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