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Democracy at its best -- so why do the colonial subjects continue to
support the church-state system that has oppressed and enslaved them,
century after century, for five thousand years?
smith and the boys
The arrival of global guerrillas -- small groups that can successfully fight wars against states -- is merely the first expression of a much larger trend line.
And they out number us all.
the vindication of lynne stewart
Military Commissions Act signed into law by President Bush violates ther Constitution.
The Anthrax scares in Washington, D.C., and which was said to be
responsible for killing five U.S. citizens were the work of the al CIAduh
the tainted legacy of kofi annan
got this link off the ActionSpeaksPortland email list. ActionSpeaks was formed as a response to the rigged 2004 elections and has since disbanded.
People often wonder:
We, Cascadians, have seen and experienced criminal and other questionable results and actions in elections in Washington State from the gubernatorial race to smaller county races throughout the state.
Israel used classic seige warfare tactics against Lebanon. Depleted uranium will have a few years to "work" on the people of Lebabnon, making eventual conquest easier.
I just received a letter from my cousin who lives in Israel with his family. He was born in NYC but felt a calling and moved to Israel over twenty-five years ago. Now married with six children, he writes of life that is many ways like the rest of ours, except that they live with the reality of violence in ways that we do not. I was moved by it and wanted to share this perspective.
We all know that the real terrorists are those who are funded with millions (and billions) of dollars. They are backed by the most aggressive states in the world. And they carry out their wars with impunity. We all are quite aware of the wars carried out against persons reduced and made into "enemies" abroad. And we have some awareness of wars carried out against persons reduced and made into "enemies" at home. Yet there are some which are Not to be understood as part of this attack, for some reason. Maybe it's because the Left isn't REALLY interested in defending all oppressed people. This article touches not only on truths that are suppressed about the group NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO truly understand, but on the techniques of coercion used by the true terrorists of society, over and over again, without serious understanding.
i recently devoted a considerable amount of time to typing a book, "The Dark Side of Paradise, so that it could be published on the net. But i doubt they'll publish it (just my intuition), or perhaps i should publish it without his permission, it is in the public domain after all ?.... whatever .... anyway i wrote a small piece about it, in case you're interested, here it is.
This is a you tube video of an ABC broadcast of a new documentary movie about how the christian right teach their children. Very Disturbing.
certified proof of pig-ness
Carta que expresa las impresiones de una maestra cubana por la cruel e inhumana acci?n de que fue v?ctima un ni?o cubano en un concurso internacional sobre el medio ambiente desarrollado en Argel.
bbc black propaganda against hugo chavez
It is the capitalists and their parties who politicize sex. They claim to be defending the innocent and vulnerable, but anyone who has seen the pictures from Abu Ghraib prison knows that this government doesn't give a damn about sexual torture and molestation. Their real intent is to persecute anyone who strays outside the completely artificial bounds prescribed by the patriarchal, heterosexual bourgeois family, and in the process arrogate to themselves ever greater police powers.
how democracy and the middle class are being destroyed
The body count goes up and up in Iraq; with more dead U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Chaos reigns! Yet, the man primarily responsible for this carnage, President George W. Bush, insists on "staying the course." The evil legacy of this conflict metastasizes. The War Hawks, many in the U.S. Congress, some in the Media, along with the Neocons, bear culpability, too, in this matter. The Nov. election may be a last chance to restore sanity in Washington, D.C.
Since this church-state system is essentially cannibalistic, it should
comes as no surprise that the ruling elite -- with their sexual perversions,
should prefer lamb chops -- however, that will not be enough to whet their
appetites -- soon they will be seeking out plump sheeple for roasts and steaks.
Something is amiss in the great nation called America. Ominous sirens warning this reality can be heard emanating loudly through invisible winds of change circulating our towns and cities. The American people are being strangulated; unbeknownst to the masses they are being transformed and conditioned, becoming the entity the elite have long sought, the culmination of decades of social engineering designed to make of hundreds of millions the slaves of times past and the automatons of the future.
Next time you see someone performing either gender or race drag, THINK ABOUT IT! Don't support racist or sexist stereotyping via imitation (or gender/race drag), as entertainment. It is not benign humor; no more so than "black face" was. It is very rare that I see any gender or race drag acts that are not sexist and/or racist. Only when the dominant paradigm is the butt of the joke, not the oppressed group, does drag work for me as entertainment.
Photos Taken This Morning From 6th & Prescott
It's now cliché for radicals to make links between US policy and Nazi Germany (it's just really easy). Some take the analogy further, claiming that fascism in all its glory is fully integrated into American culture— with death camps soon to come. To some extent the various predictions are credible; the historical correlations are often unshakable. Sometimes however, the fascist bogeyman is revealed as exaggeration, or simply paranoia. Underestimating the drive and desperateness of those pushing the fascist agenda in the US is of course dangerous, with much of the population making this mistake; on the other hand, a common, tactical error many radicals make is in overvaluing the resources, organization, and receptiveness these groups have attained, often leading to demoralization and inaction. Exposing fascist tendencies in the US, their future prospects as well as limitations will be the goal of what follows.
November 10 is the fifth anniversary of the death of Ken Kesey, and it looks as if a new generation of fans are poised to keep his books in circulation and his name repeated whenever thoughts turn to the golden era of hippiedom. The good news is that "Rubber Tramps", his final film about life on the road can now be previewed on YouTube.
It would be great if there were an alternative to World Can't Wait, sans RCP. An organization that fosters activism. Activism is often tedious work, particularly recruitment.
No amount of security measures will be able to protect us fully. There will always be a new threat, a fresh technique. And with it, will be fresh new restrictions that will in turn be unable to protect against the next unforeseen threat. As long as people wish to harm us, they will continue working to find ways. That is the real threat that must be confronted, and sadly, it seems the only way that's possible is to destroy the myth that increased security has any chance of deterring terrorism.
Today, we were treated to a colossal traffic jam in the Rose Quarter, due to a "motivational Seminar" Featuring Rudy (everybody's mayor) Guilianni, Colon (the sort of Republican)Powell, and other who cares celebs.
it has been OVER two year now since this dead beat turned my life upside down and after endless legal action on my part costing $1,00's of additional dollars. I still do not have justice. Actually I have not even been able to get the nearly $5,000 of my money that I borrowed and am paying interest on returned to me. It is in escrow at the title company waiting for Schoning to just sign the papers.
Is anyone really that shocked that the Congress put a pedophile in charge of the Missing and Exploited Children Caucus? Come on. When they wanted to "learn" about global warming they brought in Exxon's scientists. When they were trying to figure out if smoking was addictive, they asked the Marlboro Men. Sure, I'm happy that the Republican Party is falling apart faster than Cher's plastic surgery, but I think we've got bigger problems to face, like nuclear weapons and spinach. Oh, apparently lettuce has also joined the axis of e.coli. Vegetables of Mass Destruction. Fuck. Is there anything we shouldn't be scared of? According to this week's edition of Shaking Uncontrollably, apparently not . . .
Deranged Bush administration policies imperil US troops
impeachment would legitimize the system in the eyes of many critics
As the months role by, and the police killings continue, it may appear that we have forgotten you, and the fact that the cops flatly murdered you, without provocation, without cause, and without sanction.
Speaker Hastert has graciously made available a toll-free
Tip line to notify them of Congress' mis-deeds, so they
may investigate them fully.
US and isreal's dysfunctional relationship!
Interview with Jack Cole, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, co-founder & executive director, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
This is the article I am submitting to PSU's Full Monty newspaper about the demonstration last thursday. I havn't finished writing all of it yet, this is only the first half. Any and all feed back very welcome. Please leave your thoughts and comments or ideas, anything I should add or elaberate on. Thanks.
Bush and his imperialistic cronies and there plans to dominate the world through war crimes.
If Christian leaders are going to go around attacking others for not living up to their professed values, it's a damn good idea to be truthful and actually walk the walk. Logs and motes in the eye, camels through the eye of a needle, glass houses, kettles and pots, and what goes around comes around, et al. Karma's a bitch when She finally decides enough is enough! This wouldn't have been so bad on Republicans if they hadn't been such arrogant hypocrites in order to corner the so-called values voters!
After the latest incident of PoPiggie bad behavior--as if we've not as yet
had enough already--we need to refresh our memories as to what the great Nobel Laurate--Alexander Solzhenitsyn--had to say about a similar gang of
Read carefully what he has to said, then grab your hammer and keep it near
your door and use it when they come knocking on your door...decimate their
ranks by laying a hammer in their skull, and shan't take but a mere few
to removed from the force this way, till the rest squeal in unison that
they "get it" and transform themselves from brutish thugs to men that do
indeed desire PEACE IN OUR TIME!
Swing a hammer and transform a PoPiggie from a brute to a most peaceful
being. One swing should do the trick...if placed right!
I would really like to see people be smart about what they post in terms of pictures and video about the Oct 5th protests. These pictures could also harm the protesters, as protesters can be arrested after the fact for something the cops get on tape (our tape).
Coming soon to a city or town near you.
Emperor George II and Prince Cheney to open camps for domestic terrorists.
..Pre-Election Manipulation~Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative journalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
How are the terrorized, traumatized, and injured doing/feeling and what are you thinking/doing to recover, heal, and go forth stronger with the lessons and blessin's?
I had some interesting conversations with some of the organizers at the WCW event, and some thoughts on the bloc's response to them. I support the preposal in http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/10/347144.shtml
and think catwoman rocks as usual.
No hoary punishment....
vote for fun
Every time I read indymedia after a major Bush protest (been doing it since 2001) it's striking to me how EXACTLY the same the feedback is at least since late 2003.
take a moment to read the November 4th, 2004 (two days after Bush's re-election) posting at http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/11/301926.shtml
"I'm tired of every protest being the same"
"I'm tired of authoritarian organizers controlling events"
"We need more effective actions"
I trace the phenomena to one thing: creative, diversity-minded-yet-anti-authoritarian activists in the community have stoped having a prominent role in organizing actions in this town. [Making an anonymous call for a black blac 2 weeks before a protest doesn't really qualify as organizing].
They complain, but have almost never since 2003 to actually take the serious time (say, 6 months to a year) to plan something BETTER.
Some of us don't bother going to these protests anymore because either:
a) they are are organized by the more authoritarian left, or
b) because they are barely organized at all.
Frankly, we have only ourselves, and our lack of commitment to radical organizing (as opposed to merely radical rhetoric), to blame.
Stop shit talking on indymedia: Don't mourn, organize.
conservative think tank writer savages hugo chavez
MIT is partnering with the Catholic Church and other entities in the "redevelopment" of Lafitte Housing Development, which will entail the destruction of over 800 units of affordable housing. We call on MIT to withdraw from this plan.
Interview with Wells Dixon, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
posting, again, an article from Znet about the group behind World Can't Wait.
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