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Asset Forfeiture Provisions of Patriot Act join-with illegal-NSA-Domestic Spying on Americans
Only days and weeks before the November 2006 Mid-Term Elections Democrats nationwide took hard line positions against the Iraq War; many Democrats were predicting the possibility of ending America's involvement within 4 to 6 months into the new year, others predicting by the end of 2007; now less than 60 days since the elections most Democrats are projecting that American involvement could extend well into 2008 or beyond.
/pop-pop/ "Happy New Year!" /honk-honk/
Tonight my car was spray painted "fuck you" with other "art" thrown in for flair. I ride my bike to work 60% of the time, bus 30% and walk or jog about 10%, yet my car, in front of my house in SE, gets tagged by some assholes too lazy to drive to the suburbs or too lazy to just think. I'm all for supporting sustainability but this is the kind of mindless lazy shit that makes the relationship between the far left and mainstream antagonistic.
Why Genocide happened in Canada, and why it still goes on.
Article Source: slate.com
No one should get pleasure from the death of another, but workers have no reason to mourn the passing of Gerald Ford
Journalists and analysts for several years have published, primarily in alternative media, on the use of unbridled, high interest consumer credit as a means of economic destabilization. Currently in America the real estate bubble - in reality a Ponzi scheme - and consumer debt constitute the leading source of debt slavery. Also, student loans have become an increasing concern as a gateway to indebting young people.
Ariel Sharon likely poisoned Yasser Arafat
Hey, "Main Stream Media", you are being used, again! While you are blindly following the que of Washington, with your continuing eulogizing of a mediocre (at best, criminal at worst) unelected President,
The transformation of Saddam Hussein from ally to enemy
Is the current violence in UIraq "sectarian" or something more sinister?
In view of the recent demise of 2 warlords whose policies killed tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians, it may be appropos to recall the April, 2005 meeting between Warlord 'Rumps-felt' and an old ally, Saddam Hussein...
Asset Forfeiture is so profitable, it would appear impossible to keep these people from spying on Alcohol and Drug Recovery meetings.
I am not a real believer in hanging, as I feel that it makes murderers out of decent human beings, and martyrs the tyrant, BUT...
...World's Largest Slaughterhouse~Interview with Gene Bruskin, organizer with the United Food & Commercial Workers Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
The American Pit Bull Terrier is a completely misunderstood breed.
Debate rages on over the "type" of people who choose to share their homes and lives with pit bulls. Frequent readers of IndyMedia will know where I and a few others (thanks CatWoman) stand on this issue. But this is not to rehash the same old arguments...
We can undo some of the damage that the Nixon pardon caused. And that task must be taken up by the incoming Democratic majority. Incoming Speaker Pelosi and incoming Majority Leader Reid, if you continue to refuse to hold the current Administration accountable, as set forth in our Constitution, for the breaking of our laws and the violation of their sworn oaths, you will only be prolonging our national nightmare for years and possible generations to come.
Gut reaction to Republican Congressman Virgil GOode's comments regarding the new Minnesotan congressman's desire to use the Koran.
Interview with Nii Akuetteh, executive director of Africa Action, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
anonymous article commenting on POM's rich owners, their unhealthy product, misleading advertising, and inhumane research...
A YouTube video calling Starbucks out for treating farmers poorly gets Starbucks to respond... on YouTube.
Apparently, it is NOT o.k. for cops to shoot and kill innocent citizens in New Orleans, unlike here, in Oregon. Seven police officers were indicted Thursday on murder or attempted murder charges in a pair of shootings on a bridge that left two people dead during the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
I was discomforted when I recently heard Fantasia saying that Jamie Foxx french kissed her out of nowhere, on stage, after one of her performances...It is a shame that women who are new to the music industry have to physically fend off older male musicians. It is honestly a sign of disrespect, Jamie would never shove his tongue unexpectedly down Aretha's mouth! All of my memories of tongues from men and me, without my prior permission, are bad memories of assault.
why the hell does it smell so bad?
A look back at past year and ahead to new year.
I wrote this open letter to Mark Fenster, a law professor who has written about "conspiracy theories," criticizing his statements in the media about those who question 9/11.
That's what Cheney and Bush said when asked to surge in Vietnam
Now Europe Targets Bloggers As Terrorists
UK, EU crackdown on "spreading propaganda," mirrors U.S. assault on Internet freedom
Paul Joseph Watson/Prison Planet.com | October 26 2006
Bush administration efforts to infiltrate, misdirect, regulate and pollute the Internet with Neo-Con propaganda, as well as their openly stated agenda to target American bloggers as terrorists, is now being aped by the British government across the pond as well as other major European countries.
"It's no great secret why the Jewish agencies continue to trumpet support for the discredited policies of this failed administration. They see defense of Israel as their number-one goal, trumping all other items on the agenda. That single-mindedness binds them ever closer to a White House that has made combating Islamic terrorism its signature campaign. The campaign's effects on the world have been catastrophic. But that is no concern of the Jewish agencies." December 8, 2006 statement by JJ Goldberg, editor of Forward (the leading Jewish weekly in the United States)
write your nomination for top un- or under-reported stories of the year here.
This film is an absolute MUST see.
A little Christmas cheer.
A Xmas present by the White House Occupier to USA voters--"Ha ha, I'm still the decider. and I will decide to send more American men & women to kill and die in Iraq next year..."
We have to be the ones to give our leaders the courage to do the right thing.
My fellow atheists...
Can biofuels be produced from plants that will run vehicles? Yes, they can. Can biofuels replace all or an appreciable part of the 85 million gallons of petroleum that the world consumes on a daily basis? No, they can't. Here's why.
The main pledge is the UFPJ pledge that you won't support any member of Congress who supports the Iraq War -- meaning, in particular, any DEMOCRAT member of Congress who supports the Iraq War. The purpose of the pledge is to make it clear that we are not fooled by Democrats who claim to be anti-war but actually are not.
I hear critisism of Dennis Kucinich, but nobody is offering an alternative.
9 years ago today a day of horror was lived in the Acteal region in Mexico's turbulent state of Chiapas. The Zapatista Revolution was but three years old, the Mexican government, under the PRI dictatorship, had begun it's own dirty war against the Indian communities of it's country, trying to suppress the swelling of rage and dissent beginning to build, calling for a new world.
12/8/06-- In southern Mexico they say "The Spanish were the invaders, but the Dominicans, Franciscans, Augustinians, and Jesuits were the conquerors."
Those words echo through my mind as I look at the police encampment beside the Santo Domingo cathedral in the Zocalo, the historic center of the city of Oaxaca City, capitol of the state of Oaxaca.
A peaceful rally, on the morning of Dec. 22, 2006, protesting Lockheed Martin's production of lethal cluster bombs turned ugly. The giant defense contractor's headquarters are located in Montgomery County, MD, just north of Washington, D.C. As one of the activists, Patrick J. Elder, was speaking to the demonstrators about the deadly effects of the cluster bomb device, he was ordered "off the grass" by a police officer. When Mr. Elder immediately complied and moved to the sidewalk, he was then assaulted by a cop.
Interview with Frank Morales, writer & activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
It's the old same old in Washington. Democrats, worried about not appearing "hawkish" enough?that is willing to invade small countries and slaughter large numbers of innocents?are attempting to out-neocon the perfidious neocons.
I think this movement needs to look in the mirror
Unfortunately, tularemia has been long used as a military biological weapon. We should consider the presence of tularemia a shot across the bow to the peace movement from an administration willing to cheat, steal, torture, lie and kill to further its political agenda. Karl Rove, the president's brain, brags of his worship of Machiavelli and will do anything to keep his Texas prince in power.
This history of tularemia suggests it is a long-standing weapon used by fascists, militarists and authoritarians.
The effort to re-open the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and surrounding National Forest campgrounds and hiking trails in the aftermath of the Williams Fire and the Curve Fire continues.
stop the war on the poor .stop the tax breaks that were designed to benefit and maintain civilized local community.stop the bogus support of a local business that attacks those in need of using the bathroom while they contribute to the plight that justifies to a drug dealer to continue relying on his drug revenue due to the lack of kind ness displayed daily in down town seattle.
mericans are still in the dark about HOW to change our consumptive habits, or that they even need to sacrifice at all, starting right now. There is way too-low attendance at Power Down meetings across the country, and we certainly won't get out of this mess by shopping.
By now most readers of this site will have seen the post by the "organizer" of an upcoming event, in which potential attendees are warned that said organizer may turn them in to the police state, should they step out of line.
V. P. Dick Cheney is a very powerful, but desperate individual. The idea that the Bush-Cheney Gang is planning to send 30,000 more troops into the Civil War in Iraq is insane. A planned war with Iran is also on Cheney's agenda as a diversion to save himself and George W. Bush from impeachment. The Special Prosecutor will soon cross examine Cheney in the "Scooter" Libby case. Unless the U.S. Congress acts soon to impeach, say good-bye to the Republic!
Doing some house cleaning, volunteering in the Angeles National Forest.
...1976 Assassination Continues~Interview with Peter Kornbluh, senior analyst with the National Security Archive, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Hugo Chavez won two landslide victories explained in the article.
I posted an original thread on this incident. A homeless person was shot by members of Alpha Gamma Rho frat in Corvallis. The president of the frat has issued this press release. He doesn't even go so far as to say 'Sorry.'
Kucinich still hasn't signed the UFPJ Voter Peace Pledge which would bind him to support only pro-peace candidates. Why do you think that is?
According to a Salon.com article by Gregory Levey there is a new left leaning lobbying group being set up
Of course Rumsfeld is a war criminal, but then the entire Executive branch of the US govt. has been in "war criminal" mode since the CIA was invented to carry out secret wars, executions, torture, terrorism & etc. for the Big Corporations & other elite power-brokers.
The effort to re-open the Crystal Lake Recreation Area and surrounding areas in the aftermath of the Williams and Curve Fires continues.
Photographs will be posted later.
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