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As if things could not get any scarier in Washington among members of the Bush regime and their plans to "make us safer", the Associated Press reports that Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne stated Tuesday, September 12, that weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on Americans in crowd-control situations before being deployed on the battlefield. Such weapons are being designed to not only disable people, but also to disable tanks and other weapons by "zapping" and destroying their electronic gear.
riding on visions of promise and power with deval patrick
Depressed? Anxious? Hurting? Have yellow toe nails? Hey, look how you are selfishly impacting others. Why not try a new, expensive, possibly dangerous prescription drug to take care of your unsightly or inconvenient ills?
Why do we not hear from the experts that support the official story?
Another Valenzuela masterpiece, this one takes on fearmongering, the november elections and the 9/11 Truth Movement. Excellent read.
Interview with Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director of the Afghan Women's Mission conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
It was appropriate that the "Guilty" verdicts against the Bush-Cheney Gang for committing war crimes and crimes against humanity were announced at "Camp Democracy," on the National Mall. On Sept. 13, 2006, Ann Wright, an ex-U.S. diplomat, read the "mock" verdicts. She was also one of the five jurists who heard the evidence compiled by the Bush Crimes Commission.
Prisons, Torture Set to Continue Under Bush Regime
The Bush administration wants to legalize its crimes of torture, illegal detention, secret prisons, and other human right's abuses. It is backing Congressional legislation to do so. How can this be stopped?
The Bush administration is pushing legislation to legalize its vast spy operations on the American people. Can we expect Congress to protect our rights? Do not count on it!
Fabrication and the generalized consumer culture of contemplative passivity and resignation go hand in hand while the spectacle's autonomous images end up shaping all of public opinion and discourse, all public thought of what is and what is not possible. The implications of this domination are of the utmost importance to anyone seeking the public acknowledgement of the realities of September 11, an end to this "War on Terror", or to the powers that demand its eternal presence. Beyond its basic root in economic domination, the spectacle of terrorism is an extension of the very terror of the spectacle society itself, the terror at its origin, and the false reality of the degraded life it imposes everywhere.
It's a radical idea, and a utopian dream to pedestrians and bikers everywhere who are used to dodging two-ton behemoths barreling past them mere inches from their comparatively fragile, soft, crushable bodies.
review of recent books by Fran Shor and Giorgio Agamben
This is a commentary on old news about John Perkins to demonstrate how the neo-cons spin the Truth into a Lie.
The Inquisition then - and now.
Ninety-eight senators vote to continue wars. Where is parallel action for Peace!
Let 9-11 be a date to remember in your life, not because of the dark day the world suffered 5 years ago, or because of the Bush Administration's reliance on memory of 9-11 to make Americans fearful enough to give up civil liberties to fight the bullsh*t "War on Terror". Make it the day and date that you said that you are going to fight for your country!! Join the Impeachment for Truth and Accountability Movement and demand investigations of all facets of this corrupt Administration's cover-up regarding 9-11, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, the NSA wiretapping, the 800 Signing statements, the Medicare fraud, the fraud against our Veterans...the list goes on and on!!
Fight back, and we can take back the country we had before Bush stole the 2000 election and launched the GWOT (Global War on the Truth).
This is America.We have remedies.
We can make a difference. These are the Happy Times.
Because We are America ! Because we can change things.
Fascism has reared its' ugly head.
And we can kill it.
911 was an inside job.
by Carol Brouillet
"Of COURSE the U.S. will supply Israel with weapons" say the jolly hand-shaking yes-men in the senate - that's not even a question - no one in any position of power in the U.S. would dare to question that decades-old policy. It doesn't matter what Israel does with the weapons! It doesn't matter how many human rights reports, condemnations from the United Nations, and investigations show that Israel is using the U.S.- supplied weapons to attack civilians time and time again. It doesn't
matter! Israel should be allowed and encouraged to attack whoever they want. If they want to kill babies by the thousand, increasing resentment against them (and in turn the U.S.) in the region - that's their business! Who are we to tell them what to do with the weapons we keep giving them!
Look , Think !!! how smart these brilliant planners were
Please ask that your family and friends boycott the ABC family for their participation in producing and promoting lies and propaganda aimed at further destroying our country and benefitting the small elite who currently
are rapeing our economy.
Interview with Bill McKibben, author & environmentalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
After five years of post 9/11 government, U.S. foreign and domestic policy continues to be dominated by the all-encompassing 'war on terror'. Events have since exposed this so-called war for what it is: a gross propaganda campaign used to suppress civil liberties and launch global war. It is of course impossible to declare war on a tactic of war, which is what terrorism is— a technique used by those incapable of defeating a regular army in open combat. The media propagandists cannot call the 'insurgency' in Iraq, Afghanistan, or Lebanon by its proper name, 'occupation resistance', because doing so would expose the imperialist nature of U.S. foreign policy, and undermine the fear that is produced and exploited by blaming U.S. casualties on 'Islamic fundamentalists', or as they are misnamed now, 'Islamic-fascists' (Orwell would be especially proud of the creativeness).
So now the EPA has scientifically proven that GE Creeping Bentgrass is a danger to Oregon's third largest agricultural commodity (our grass seed industry contributes $373.5 million dollars to our state economy) but what is the government doing about it?
Millions of uninformed Americans form opinions every single day about vital issues that affect all our lives. Sadly, they base their views on garbage they've collected from the mainstream news networks.
No wonder everything is as screwed up as it is! Maybe the sheeple of America could learn something from this article. It's past the time for good manners... not when we're on the brink of another war in Iran that, once again, the masses know nothing about.
You'll get the substance from the opening paragraphs...but you have to read it all to make a point to people you know who desperately need to be told that if you get your news from the mainstream media, then it's time to Just Shut up and Listen!
A collection of essays and reviews written between October 2001 and December 2005 focussing on the contortions of the established machinery of propaganda -- TV, print, radio, and internet suppression -- in the coordinated campaign to represent an inside job as a terrorist attack.
Can you purchase a hand drill in Portland?
Leave it to a Far Right Likudite, Benjamin Netanyahu, to show up on 09/06/06, in Philadelphia, "The City of Brotherly Love," and beat the drum for a U.S. war with Iran. What a lethal irony! In his spiel, Netanyahu, an ultra Israeli Hawk, sounded like President George W. Bush, while also ignoring Israel's many wrongs against the peoples of Palestine and Lebanon.
They put signs up on the path
destruction of another life and the destruction of one's self
5 minutes of truth & eye candy. Please click the Huffington link even if you prefer the other formats.. it's a vote.
...Contemplates "Other Consequences" ~ Interview with Arang Keshavarzian, assistant professor of government at Connecticut College, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
American oil companies' negative stance on legislation and funding directed at making our country less oil dependent over the last 30 plus years has netted companies like Standard and Gulf Oil billions of dollars in profits; but has also netted 2,654 American deaths between March of 2003, and September of 2006, who were fighting in Iraq for America's energy future.
Joe Keating (the Pacific Green Party candidate for governor) marched with protestors at the September 3 rally sponsored by VOZ Workers' Rights Education Project, Portland Jobs with Justice, PCUN farm workers' union and others brought out 1,500. Protesters chanted "Queremos amnestia, ahora, ahora!" (We want amnesty, now, now!) and "The workers united, will never be defeated."
what Bush didn't say yesterday
I couldn't help but be impressed by Bush's most recent propaganda speech. In his pathetic drive to compare anything 'Islamic' with Fascism, Bush has now made another blatant historical falsfication: lumping Hitler and Lenin together as fascist dictators.
The brutality of the Pax Americana, with the stench of death, indigence and suffering apparent everywhere it lays its omnipresent grip, is the result of policies created and enforced towards maintaining wealth, power and standards of living, of expanding interests and of retaining control over the vast sphere of influence. It is the result of Empire building and of curtailing rivals and rebellions to its hegemony
While critism of the Divine strake project have centered on the question of resulting radiactive fall-out; US citizens need to come to terms illegality of pre-emtive strikes and the potential despotism resulting in the developement of earth-penetrating nuclear warheads.
TRUTH = FREEDOM * An Idea Can Change the World *
Oakland police claim to have infiltrated and led a demonstration at the Port of Oakland in 2003 according to a recent SF Chronicle article(7/28/2006). The following article takes a critical look
Hey! Portlanders, remeber this? George w bush made this statement concerning dictatirship rather than being the pres.
It has become more and more evident that America one of the worlds richest countries is facing a crisis. The crisis America is facing is not a disease, nor is it a plague of any sorts, it is a crisis that can be easily fixed by proper thinking and plane good teaching.
The Bush regime has been trying to pretend that opposing its crimes against humanity and its treason against America some how constitutes "terrorism" itself. This mentality is mirrored among the Republinazi FBI which plans, funds, and leads environmental sabotage and then labels its entrapped victims "eco-terrorists."
At core is corporate terrorism with a theofascist bent, pitting the peoples of the world against corporate theofascist terrorists -- like Rumsfeld and his Republinazi terrorist State.
I wonder if German Folk were able to send cards to their own Nazi butchers.
After about 2 hours of dragging out maps of the division between east and west Jerusalem, the wall route, the settlements, the separation between Gaza and the rest of the West Bank, and other enlightening information, he finally stood up, spread his hands across the maps and said in a voice filled with disbelief, "This is diabolical!" Needless to say, we all agreed.
The Bush regime's crimes against humanity and treason against America continue.
It looks good but the eagle was chosen as a US symbol for superficial reasons . . . and mostly because of its appearance and not its behaviour.
written in 1985 and only just published, this text has never been translated into English before
Few politicians are willing to denounce the terrorist baby killer in the White House.
Interview with Ted Miller, communications director for NARAL ProChoice America, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
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mike erickson who has had problems with backing up campaign claims regarding employment, residency, & business ownership since 1988, is now pretending to be the victim of unfair politics when confronted with these same issues again in his race against darlene hooley. come on mike, you cry-baby republicans lost the right to snivel about campaign tactics many dirty tricks ago.
I was commuting to work today on my bike and came upon a very strange thing along my usual route along the train tracks... A cop.
Professors Stephen Walt and John Mearsheimer, experts on the Israel Lobby, were brilliant in their presentations on Aug. 28, 2006, at the National Press Club. Unlike Noam Chomsky's past dubious theories, Professor Mearsheimer said that Israel was not acting as a "client state" of the U.S. in its 33-day premeditated war in Lebanon. Also, it's clear that the real truth about what actually happened on 9/11, a pivotal event, needs to be fully exposed.
...Gulf Coast Neglects Millions~Interview with Chris Kromm, executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
rampant racism on us corporate media
On August 21 in Ottawa, the Standing Committee on International Trade heard a U.S. trade lawyer damn the proposed softwood lumber agreement as a terrible deal for Canadians. Elliot J. Feldman of Baker & Hostetler LLP argued that Canada caved at a moment of strength, given that international rulings continued to land firmly on our side. Instead, Feldman argued, this deal will kill the NAFTA process which has favoured Canada's position, and forfeit at least a billion dollars plus hundreds of millions of dollars more in interest that would have come our way had our negotiators hung tough.
Feldman, who is based in Washington, D.C., offered one more bit of startling analysis, excerpted below. The deal, he said, will funnel nearly half a billion dollars directly to George Bush's White House, creating a political "slush fund" available to the Republicans and the U.S. timber industry for waging future campaigns.
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