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A longer-term view of the tasks of building anti-imperialist and revolutionary organization in the U.S. in the early 21st century:
1. Work to build an open community of activists
2. Develop national reach via the internet (indymedia newswires, email lists, etc)
3. Develop theoretical tools that will allow us to think about and talk about our long-term goal
A new petro-dollar war is about to sicken the planet and Iran will be the target.
Not all businesses need a business plan. This article suggest the various reasons why not.
Happy Mother's Day to EVERY mom out there.
The Founding Fathers said government snoops need "probable cause" to spy on us, but Bush and Hayden don't care.
but, where to?
I am opposed and have been opposed for many years, in fact, I've probably been the leading opponent for years of the campaign for divestment from Israel and of the campaign about academic boycotts. -- Noam Chomsky.
Now read the poem and enjoy:
There is very little discussion around here about the local election, even though there are some important races.
"Modern" society is used to buying everything necessary for oral hygiene in prefabricated, mass-produced packaging. But people all over the world use natural toothbrushes made from plants which contain beneficial oils and properties, growing around them. The precursor to the modern toothbrush was a twig. This article will explore different ways to take care of your teeth and mouth naturally, without paying off a major corporation for those benefits.
This fascist regime is America's worst enemy. The Bush fascist State constitutes the single largest terrorist threat against American citizens.
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it. -Dwight D. Eisenhower
Seaghán Ó Murchú reviews Robert White's biography of Ruarí Ó Brádaigh.
"Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: The Life and Politics of an Irish Revolutionary"
The phone companies say they protect your privacy, but when the Bush's NSA comes calling, they just can't say no. Say hello to Admiral Poindexter's nightmare future.
There is a strong focus in our communities on self-education. This is a great thing except for the fact that many times the most basic parts of education are ignored, creating an incomplete understanding of a subject that leads to serious problems within the community. Such a statement is hard to understand without a clear example. I will illustrate this using my own experiences as an HIV+ person dealing with the ignorance of the people around me. The moralistic reactions of these people will be used as an opening to discussions and critiques of problems in independent and self-autonomous communities.
It is not physically, mathematically, or technologically possible to filter the "terrorist" containers from the "harmless" containers in a given set of containers, without filtering ALL the containers in the given set. And that is against the law.
What are the real implications of NSA spying?
...it is absolutely necessary that I ask who, in fact, should be held responsible for the ongoing destruction of a such a substantial portion of the infrastructure of Iraq, the death of half a million children during an earlier embargo, the killing of as many as 100,000 innocent Iraqis, the deaths of 2,500 American soldiers, and the horrible injury of at least 25,000....
Do you deserve to live in the United States?
Over 30 people gathered at the Mexican Consulate in Portland for an emergency action demanding the immideate release of all political prisoners from San Salvador Atenco, Mexico and for an end to the repression of Mexican social movements. On May 3rd, over 3,000 police invaded Atenco and arrested over 300 people and dissapeared dozens.There are widespread reports of detainees being raped and beat. The police attacked Atenco after a few dozen flower vendors resisted being forecefully relocated to make way for a planned Wal-Mart.
Three Portland Police Chief's were made aware of the homocide of Zebedee Manning. Why was it kissed off as a suicide in 1975 and never investigated. I know it was a homocide. I was the case detective.
This is another warning
Those Who Do Not Know History Are Condemned To Repeat It. As long as we are ignorant of their tactics, they'll use them over and over and ...
True Corporate Brainwash Dept: Bush is really a Holy Man
you don't need seymour hersh to know which way the wind blows.
Democratic leaders in Congress may be afraid of impeachment, but if Democratic voters oust Republicans in the fall, it will because they want a street fight, not because they want their party to begin compromising with Bush.
The new democractic meme "don't say anything about Impeachment or the repubicans will use it against us"
Do you agree?
The man who implemented domestic spying for the NSA is nominated to direct the CIA. Will CIA tatics of kidnapping,torture, and assasination begin on US soil?
"You would think that in a 'normal' world any threat by a political leader to use nuclear weapons as a form of blackmail against another non-belligerent nation would not only be considered insane but would seriously put the sanity of that leader's mind into question."
Most of us trolling around on this site are likely "pro immigrant"
However we probably all come in contact with people who disagree and will start spewing numbers as to how much tax money it costs to take care of all these "illegals" how they are taking jobs, etc...
I've got a few simple "pro-immigrant" arguements you can use as needed
A journalist turned professor cooperates with fascist regime -- and suggests that he didn't actually cooperate.
The suck is not limited to Portland. many a Cricical Mass are having issues with police, can anything be done.
Just a little over a year since the last increase in the price of postage, the USPS wants to up the rate again.
Why not shop-pool?
I was reading some reviews of the new film "Flight 93" (on amazon) and came across the usual responses. Some who blindly accepted the official account, others who disbelieve the official version of what happened. Then I came across a very well-crafted reply which seemed like a genuine display of dissent against the official account. That is until near the end.
Bush's passion for "exporting democracy" doesn't apply where U.S. corporations think there's money to be made in a repressive dictatorship.
rumble in the poet world
"(Bush's) Impeachment is essential to the
integrity of constitutional government"
What's at Stake?
A message from Ramsey Clark, former Attorney General of the United States
It's plane to see!
Pornography is changing the nature of physical affection.
Cheney barks orders about what democracy looks like.
Mainstream media becomes ever more irrelevent and dishonest.
At one point I thought it was great. Now I realize it's often a sick place for government, military, rightwing and corporate shills to control a high-google-ranking message. Pages which are not high-profile are still good things because they don't need to be 'monitored' and 'protect' the official version of events - put out by the Bush Administration!
To some, Elie Wiesel is a "messenger to mankind." Well, Alexander Cockburn doesn't think so. He said that Wiesel, a devout Zionist, failed as a messenger when it comes to those "victimized" by the policies of the U.S. and Israel. After the first Persian Gulf War, Wiesel gave Dubya's daddy, Bush I, a humanitarian award and called that bloodbath "a magnificent victory!" This supposed moralizer has also been silent about the evils of the Iraqi War.
Formerly of the Portland Peaceful Response Coalition rallies and various open mikes around town, the ubiquitous Bard sends a dispatch from the streets of Southern California.
This was my response to the expert. In a lot of ways I agree with his basic premise. However, I have very strong opinions that differ from what he is saying.
Bhai means brother. Bahini means sister.
One man's answer to the question, 'What can I do to stop BushCo's dismantling of our Democracy for his Imperialistic fantasy?' How one guy calls hundreds of Portlanders to action each day, as part of his regular routine...
Panels from 1963 comic book eerily forcast today's political reality.
how much fucking hatred do you have in your heart?
Primero de Mayo in NYC
It's Impeachment Time !
Carl Bernstein has this to say in Vanity Fair.....
Illegal immigration is to the 2006 elections what same-sex marriage was to the 2004 elections.
John Conyers introduced this right after the illegal wiretapping revelations
I think that many more congresspeople would sign on if the impeachment resolution was about the illegal wiretapping only. The case for impeachment over illegal wiretapping is cut and dry. Bush admitted to breaking the law on national TV and has said he will continue to do so.
When this information came to light, everyone was in an uproar and the momentum was so moving toward immediate impeachment. Remember Nixon?
When Rep. Conyers introduced this resolution right afterward everyone assumed it was about illegal wiretapping. Conyers and his staff were perfectly capable of adding on something about the recent revelations but chose not to. Rep. Conyers has been speaking out in public forums etc pretending he is pursuing accountability on illegal wiretapping when he has yet to include it. Why not introduce a new resolution since the the other one is only for a committee to investigate Iraq? We don't need a committee to investigate illegal wiretapping because Bush admitted it. The law is clear and he broke it. He needs to introduce articles of impeachment NOW and let WE THE PEOPLE raise our voices in agreement.
Bush is a coward who cannot handle dissent. He would be forced to resign or at least it would slow down his march to Iran. I think John Conyer's is stalling for Bush, pulling a bait and switch. And if he wants to show he truly is the opposition he will introduce a resolution that might actually work. I asked John Conyers about this on a huffingtonpost, and he responded like he was all offended, but did not answer my question about why he has not offered a resolution on illegal wiretapping. He is working for Bush.
John Conyers, Maxine Waters, Barbara Lee had no reason to support the recent "Iran Freedom Support Act" yet they all voted yes. What is up with that?
Are you ready to do the hard work of compromise to truly effect change or do you feel riding around in circles in downtown Portland is accomplishing your goals?
Perhaps a factor was that over 100 of the groups under the UFPJ umbrella received money from the foundations controlled by Teresa Heinz (Kerry)? Money from Heinz and George Soros led to Global Exchange's role in starting both UFPJ and Code Pink.
Beltaine is the celebration of Fertility and Light (the Sun). A time of planting seeds for the future. Primero de Mayo is a Mexican holiday honoring workers. In blending the two, plant your seeds in the Earth and the consciousness of this land with the Light of Truth. Give your heart to Celebration.
This is no accident. I have been monitoring the air and ether waves and about 11:00 am someone began interrupting flow of information by cable, internet, phone and radio. So far the TV stations hare the only ones that have been spared but they are so blatantly anti-immigrant that its logical they stay untouched - from the point of view of the fugitivves from hell gang!
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