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Google has cooperated with Chinese government wishes for censorship by providing a search engine that when accessed from inside China or Tibet, excludes popular links considered pro-democratic/independence with information regarding Tibet, Tianamen Square, etc. As the Google homepage lacked info or a means of comment, I called co-founder Sergey Brin...
I know, a lot of people smoke. Bizarrely, a lot of radicals, who are usually aware of their impact on the planet and each other more than most people, also smoke. (People who would cut off their arm before lifting a coke bottle yet nevertheless think nothing of lifting a Camel.) I also know that nicotine is one of the most addictive substances on the planet, and it makes people nuts to think anyone might interfere with their next fix. (I've seen it happen.) But...do you have a moment?
I'm not going to go into too much technical
detail on why it's all a lie. There are too
many well researched sites by professional
smart guys for that.
Instead, let's step back for an overview
and put some puzzle pieces together.
Ben's annual report summarizes his work in the antiwar movement, the Media Weapon community and SAIC as well as his plans for work in the coming year on the Attention Refinery.
A brief requiem for a Trek, and some memories
Richard Perle is at it again! He tossed a hizzy fit when the Bush-Cheney Gang decided to have "talks" with Iran over their disputed nuclear program. The Mother of All Neocons implied President George W. Bush was a coward. He said the President "blinked" and that the Mullahs had "glared" him down. Perle has no shame! He helped to create the disaster which is the Iraqi War. Now, he wants to set the stage for a repeat U.S. performance with Iran.
Please Call Your Representative ASAP!!!! The vote may be as early as Tuesday!
By D. Burbeck
Mike Malloy of Air America Radio said a few nights ago that in the
'90s Cheney used to speak of the need to establish a U.S. presence
in the Middle-East. I had never heard this before, but it came as no
The federalist majority on the US Supreme Court today broke a stalemate concerning the death penalty in Kansas for a man convicted of the brutal murder of a woman and child in 1996. The 5-4 decision was sharply devided as liberals sought to establish standards for juries to weigh evidence in death penalty cases. Conservatives/federalists contended that it is the right of the states to debate and pass legislation weighing the use of capital punishment as a deterrent of violent crime.
Average people and politicians seem to have trouble understanding climate change. See Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.
The Palestinian left must highlight politically the value of this kind of resistance operation, and counter-pose it politically to terrorist operations directed at random Israeli civilians. The latter type of operation demoralizes the oppressed Palestinians, reinforces Zionism's hold on the Israelis, and (in the words of the ANC's Oliver Tambo) "distorts the nature" of the Palestinian struggle.
Response to Wall Street Journal lies about Hugo Chavez
The benefits of light rail aren't just $X or Y cars, but an improvement in the urban environment and lifestyle. To frame the argument in in such simple terms is foolish and misses the point.
Behind the scenes look at an unusual film which premiered at the 9/11 Revealing the Truth, Reclaiming the Future Conference in Chicago, June 4th, 2006
Unlike the lies and omissions of the mainstream media, the Left, in general, is good at telling the truth about Israel's oppression of the Palestinians. But the Left's unwillingness to accept the Israel lobby's role, as one of the most significant obstacles to justice for the Palestinians, in shaping U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East helps to maintain that very policy. Certain Leftists (like Noam Chomsky or Stephen Zunes) actually function as Israel lobby APOLOGISTS and, in that sense, in effect, back door Zionists. It's okay for them to criticize Gentiles who organize (e.g., "Christian Zionists" or Gentiles in the ruling class) for their responsibility in perpetuating the oppression of the Palestinians, but to criticize Zionist Jews (including Jewish neocons) who organize for the same purpose is considered taboo, and for that even some Leftist authorities will label others as "anti-Semitic" - or (as Zunes alternately says) as "_thinking_ like an anti-Semite." In the past, one used to be labeled "anti-Semitic" for criticizing the state of Israel at all; now, some still call others "anti-Semitic" for criticizing the Israel lobby. See the article:
Since 01/06, when the Palestinians elected a Hamas-dominated government, the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) have accelerated their brutal treatment. After Israeli PM, Ehud Olmert, appeared before the lapdog U.S. Congress on May 31, 2006, the IOF also slaughtered 32 Palestinians, including 10 children. On 06/23/06, Tim Rothermel and Laila El-Haddad, at a Capitol Hill forum, warned that the Palestinians may, eventually, face starvation, too.
Below is the latest prison Dispatch from Jeff Free Luers, discussing - among other things - the Weekend of Resistance Against the Green Scare in which 43 cities worldwide hosted events. If you would like to see some of the reports that have come in so far from many of the cities go to http://www.freefreenow.org/june2006events.htm
Thank you to everyone that helped make this year the most successful Weekend of Resistance yet. Special thanks to the 17 international cities that are so appalled by the actions of the US governement they took it to the US emabassies and streets in their countries.
We truly appreciate everyone's support and hope you all continue to be active in resisting repression and supporting those most effected by it.
-Friends of Jeff Free Luers
Oct. 5, 2006: A Day of Mass Resistance
Plan To Make October 5, 2006 the day the whole world comes to know there is a Force in this Country Determined to Drive Out the Bush Regime.
Zarqawi's death -- This essay speculates that Bush did NOT want Zarqawi killed at this time
True Majority sent me a list of six anti-war candidates that need support. They appear to have a real shot at winning and a few are taking on some key Republicans like Rick Santorum and Republican wannebe Joe Lieberman.
Letter from Darren Thurston to supporters.
If, in the United States, in order to live on land, lease it, rent it, or work it in any way, you had to prove that you did not have at least four generations of maternal Jewish descent, who would doubt the racist nature of such legislation?
In May, City Club of Portland hosted Adam Davis of the influential research firm, Davis, Hibbits, and Midghall, Inc. His speech has generated much controversy among local politicos. Davis argues that this perfect storm is the result of public distrust of government, lack of understanding of how government works, anger toward both Republicans and Democrats alike, distrust of the (presumably) mainstream media, economic trepidation and stuggles with personal finance, and a desire for more faith-based and moralistic overtones in government and public education. Davis bases these conclusions on focus-group studies he has conducted through his firm. He ends the (lengthy) speech on an optimistic note by citing the wave of retirees, work of non-profit organizations, and a general epiphany among elected officials that they can do better. I'm less optimistic, but I'll publish this article to collect comments before popping Davis' bubble.
Perhaps lost in the confusion of how a human survived two 500 lb. bombs dropped right on him...
Troubling silence from the New York Times and the Washington Post regarding tentative steps from Congress to demand constitutional accountability from the Bush administration.
Again, realize, FOX, CNN, and CBC will all in the thousands,
receive this information about 9/11's Ahmad, but will refuse
to support honorable Police officers, our Humanity's cause for
Freedom through Justice, or our beliefs in any religion.
They, as murderous sadists, fascists, obstruct Justice for
ourselves by refusing to report on the facts of why America
continues to fight, dying sacrificed, while censoring your
cries for understanding.
Open Letter About the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP)
To: Oregon Senate Public Health Committee and Oregon State Senators
Re: Informational Meeting
June 21, 2006
Amendment defeated, but .....
Text of Brian Greer's Statement June 21 to PDX City Council to pass a Resolution impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney
The English are breaking with their imperialist past and they are doing it from the ground up. We might even feel compelled to cheer for their football team.
...what the soldier is never told is that as a result of having gone to war there is a reasonable likelihood that he will struggle until the day he dies with nightmares depicting the horrors of war, the unrelenting grief, bitterness and resentment, despair, depression, and the anger that will have taken possession of his life...
Klamath-Siskiyou eNews, Issue 91
June 21, 2006 (Happy Summer!)
In this Issue:
Unprecedented Roadless Forest Sold on the Siskiyou
Living With Lions Presentations - Tomorrow in Medford!
Celebrate Wilderness Week with KS Wild
Legal News: Supreme Court Rules on Clean Water Act
Tre sends us his latest call out
Phillip Merrill commits "suicide"
A senate motion to TABLE SB 4230 passed along party lines.
Senate vote was on Jun 14th
Yea's were for shelving it.
Nay's were for proceeding with the bill.
The problem of course is that the Democrats don't seem to want to win, or are afraid of what might happen if they did win: that they'd actually have to run the place.
The fact that the Republican Party controls the U.S. Presidency, the U.S. House of Representatives, the U.S. Senate and republican appointees dominate the U.S. Supreme Court is dangerous for American democracy. Most Americans may not realize it but a single political party is already ruling them. Not unlike Cuba, China, a string of African nations or fascist Germany...
Shall we remember old glory... now tattered and torn.
Hoisted high... yet now, hung low to mourn,
The faded fate of of a nation weeps,
Rise up for now, Liberty's sweet relief.
just an 'FYI' for your personal consideration.
On November 22nd, 1963, Dan Rather was an unknown newscaster from a small-market Texas TV station, when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Dan Rather was allowed to view the Zapruder film of the assassination, and then reported to America that the third gunshot drove Kennedy's head "forward with considerable violence". http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/RANCHO/POLITICS/JFK/rather4.wav
Shortly thereafter, Rather was elevated to network news stardom where he has remained to this very day.
The First United Methodist Church of Tacoma has declared itself a sanctuary for servicemen and servicewomen who also don't want to go to Iraq to rape, torture, and murder innocent men, women, and children on orders from this terrorist fascist regime.
Keeping up the good work.
The state of our union.
Stop the Witch Hunt Against Ward Churchill The Standing Committee on Research
Misconduct at the University of Colorado at Boulder voted 6 to 3 this week to
recommend that Ethnic Studies Professor Ward Churchill be fired. In doing so it
went beyond the conclusions of four out of the five members of its own
investigative committee appointed to look into the charges, who called for
Churchill to be suspended for 2 to 5 years.
Men who like to display their toughness often have repressed feelings of inadequate sexual prowness.
Noam Chomsky belongs to this group of so called 'liberals' which on behalf of their masters have betrayed humanity. And try to keep betraying most of us. Those 'Megaphones of the Mighty' for instance can write thousands of words about the 'Problems in the Middle East' without even mentioning the word 'Israel' or 'genocide' once.
Decisions to remove indicted persons from support lists based on vague evidence is hurting the resistance movement and furthering the objectives of the FBI. Letters of support are a lifeline. Informing can be controlled. Money still talks and the indigent are still screwed. Don't forget who the real snitch is. Question the evidence!
wall street journal continues to distort the chavez record
This has got to be one of the all-time great questions of ethics. It should be considered pretty crucial on the left. Many of the most perplexing dilemmas in political thought can be rephrased into this question.
now that Foxworth's character has been sufficiently exposed and dissected, and some minor punishment being meted out to
get him stashed away in some back room till he retires, I'm
reminded that there may well be much unfinished business to
be had with this man yet.
Go to http://youtube.com/watch?v=veIU0Jwu54w to hear a congressional advocate for the ten commandments attempt to name all ten. (He names three.)
I met the author of this article on Debunking and 9/11, at the Chicago Conference on 9/11 Truth. I think he is from Portland.
This article below was published on the Direct Action- oriented list called "ActionGreens" and also on the international US Greens Abroad group list:
Does anyone here know him? It seems he does real work on this issue.
Alex S. Gabor reveals reasons behind his desire to connect to George Soros, predicts the collapse of the second largest financial institution in America in his seventh installment of "Soros and Me!", independently syndicated international political, business and lifestyles column.
"The FBI page states: "Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."
Rental Management Services displays complete lack of care for habitable housing or human life. Our experience with RMS was not only outrageous and unbelievable, but potentially hazardous to our health.
pilger's account of courageous people fighting for their freedom
This article is about the Bullshit of the Foster care system as it pertains to my experiences.
Zarqawi's Death Will Have Little Effect Upon War ~ Interview with Aaron Glantz, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris
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