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The American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) was in Washington, DC, for a three-day gabfest. Leaders of both the Democratic and Republican Parties were slated to make appearances at the event held at the Washington Convention Center. The Israel First Lobbying group is known for its dominating influence over the U.S. Congress and the presidency. Outside the Center, on March 12, 2007, activists made their voices of protest heard.
the dynamic between boston and se mass is applicable to the dynamic between pdx and other small working class cities in oregon. let's show the love and solidarity. and please consider taking action for new bedford. this is a huge crisis and the national response has been lacking. A raid directly affecting 500 workers, 500 families, but truly more as it makes all workers live in terror...it is a humanitarian crisis -- children standing out in the cold after school with no one coming to pick them up on one of the coldest days of this winter so far, infants whose mothers do not come home and they end up dehydrated. this is the largest ICE raid so far - we have to cry out against it or they'll be in Portland soon enough...
This morning's local media is abuzz with reports of the latest PoPiggy incident.
Seems Portland's so-called "finest" were trying out for a Monty Python skit as
it seemed to fit their level of "humor" and they tasered on a diabetic woman
who was in the throes of full-blown MEDICAL CRISIS.
Were do these Clownish-Cops come from? Did they jock their ways through
High School Basic Health classes and sneaked peeks from other's papers for
test and got it garbled at that?
Anyone that paid attention in their High School Basic Health Classes damned
well knows that the issue of DIABETES was adequately covered and that it
is medical fact that the condition is a metabolism disorder, and that when the
condition causes a drop in a person's blood sugar levels, that their metabolism
rate is gravely disordered same time...more so than usual and when kept under
A sane person would then realize that the absolute last thing to be used on a
person suffering a severe metabolism drop (via rapid diabetic blood sugar drop
...a clear and well-recognized MEDICAL CRISIS) is to thrust a taser into their
body...for any reason!
Who is in charge of "training" of these Clownish Cops?
Is it Karen Minnis's (Oregon's very own Queen-of-Mean) hubby....John Minnis?
To sort out the much touted "training deficiencies" the PPB labor under, why
don't we start the discussion with the main dude that head's up the State's
prime agency that oversees cop certifications and their training...let us see
if there is a ny deficiencies with this dude and then work our way down the
long list of culpable government toadies that deserve some sort of smack as
result of this horrible injustice.
A MEDICAL CRISIS for Christ's sake!
Bush arrives in Guatemala tonight. Amidst a number of protests, Mayan
priests are furious that Bush will visit a sacred archaeological site and
plan to cleanse the area of evil spirits upon his departure. Read more
The campaigning for the 2008 election is off to an early start and the Democrats in both Houses of Congress are using the Iraq War for political leverage to boaster early public support; however Democrats are deeply divided on troop withdrawal timetables, ranging from mid 2007 to various open-ended commitments to continue the war and occupation beyond 2008.
As many of you may know, yesterday a woman living at NE 76th Avenue was having a DIABETIC SEIZURE and
her family called 9-11 and the Portland Police Bureau dispatched a couple of cops to the scene to assist as--I
presume--First Responders. The cops tackled and shocked her with a tazer when she failed to obey their so-
called "commands". Those that wish to learn more of this tragic story are invited to check local news websites
It is no surprise that the comedic talents of Wolf Blitzer keeps CNN at the #1 spot on the Propaganda Media Network's Top Forty List.
FauxNews is #2. They try harder.
Captain America is dead and what he stood for dies as well. Most people would think that Captain America would have supported the US government and its leaders at all times, like a patriotic drone, think again. Current events in the Marvel universe are analagous to our times and the Cap gives Spiderman advice about how to keep inspired when the government is against what you believe.... America is not the government. America is the PEOPLE.
U.S. History: Big White Lie.
Tacoma City Council violates its oath of office and its own Resolution 36058 upholding civil liberties and civil rights of its citizens
Proposed Internet Surveillance
Gold Mine for Police Asset Forfeitures
See previous: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/355321.shtml?discuss
This outrageous attempt to hijack an ostensible "anti-war" event must be resisted.
March, chant, carry signs, go home, wake up... Nothing's changed.
Earl "Supported NAFTA" Blumenhaur is supposed to be speaking at March 18th. Did nobody look into this? Did nobody notice his pro-israel anti-lebanon voting policy.
-- An analysis of what is missing from the program of the current progressive movement -- in the hope that, by re-examining the past, we may rise up and seize the future. [ First published in 1993 in the North Coast Express ] posted now, because it's still goin' on, Denny --
'We do not want to be a country of the corporations,by the corporations, and for the corporations"
George Bush's reckless agenda to plunge the Middle East in total war.
What indeed is the responsibility of intellectuals to the people? We already know what the intellectuals have themselves proclaimed it is - without adding the word "peoples" to their description. Let's quickly review. My favorite description comes from Vaclav Havel:
My 7 years of built up frustration on climate change was while I was at the National Weather Service (NWS) North Central River Forecast Center (NCRFC) - located in Chanhassen, MN is currently being discussed at Newsvine.
The Prosecutor, Patrick J. Fitzgerald, crafted the "Scooter" Libby case to protect the Bush-Cheney Gang. Even the members of Libby's jury knew something was missing. Now, it's time for the House's Judiciary Committee to pick up the baton. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NEV) said Libby manipulated "intelligence" to get us into the war and that the case revealed "deeper truths" about VP Dick Cheney. I say: "Bring Cheney to the Bar of Justice!"
A Proposal that Would Require the Following Amendment to the Federal Constitution:
During the 'teens, twenties and 'thirties of the past Century, radical political formations in America called for the nationalization of the Federal Reserve System and of Credit.
The purpose of the personal income tax is to redistribute wealth upward and to control the civil society. The purpose of the Federal Reserve is to redistribute the wealth upward and to control the civil society. The receivers of the redistributed wealth and the controllers of the society are the private owners of the Federal Reserve -- not the government.
Two case studies were undertaken to establish corrective actions requiring minimal input.
1.The phenomena of the Christian fundamental Right in politics.
2.The phenomena of feminist endorsement of Hillary Clinton for ascension from FLOTUS (First Lady of the U.S.)to POTUS (President of the U.S.)
Another "patsy" coughed up by the boy emperor's court.
Lou Dobbs definitely not the brightest bulb in the box.
On August 23, 1927, the State of Massachusetts executed two-Italian born immigrants for their alleged roles in the murders and robbery of a payroll clerk and his security guard on April 15, 1920. The condemned, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were militant anarchists. A mockery of a fair trial led to their ultimate fate. Professor Deborah Contrada revisits their case and concludes that there was "reasonable doubt, easily" as to their guilt.
Most of the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls are reluctant to challenge big oil, insurance companies, health care providers and many of the big corporations that are driving up inflation because these candidates for president will be relying on the same big corporations to contribute the hundreds of millions necessary for a successful campaign in 2007 and 2008. The Democrats and Republicans are selling America to the highest bidders.
There is a saying about rebellion: caminar preguntando, in English to walk
The USCG released a report late last week, and closer inspection shows that, if Northern Star gains approval, we will be sacrificing the environment, economy, culture, and privacy of the Lower Columbia River to our slavish fossil fuel addiction.
I grew up in Eugene, Oregon and witnessed the coming of chemtrails to that city.. when I first came to Tokyo, Japan the weather was normal without any cloud-makers. Now, 3 years later, they have come. (and yes, I have seen the "contrails" start and stop suddenly. Contrails they are NOT.)
We still remember Fouad Kaady
Hey, it appears that the "leaders" are starting to catch on - LNG is a mess for us, locally. Baird's position letter is very 3rd-District-centric, but it raises some good issues.
Front page of the Oregonian mentions an Afghanistan civilian 30 year old man, describing how he was shot at by fleeing US military personal for no reason.
The war in Iraq is the most important issue on the minds of American workers and youth. The ruling class is also increasingly concerned about the course of the war, which has now gone on longer than World War II. The seemingly endless stream of dead and wounded Americans and Iraqis, combined with the colossal costs - which mean deep cuts here at home - is having a profound effect on workers' and young people's consciousness.
Students Protest WarThere is an entire generation whose world-view has been entirely shaped by the epoch of war, revolution, and counter-revolution through which we are living. They live in a world where the perpetual "war on terror" - a war of invasion abroad and economic attacks against working people here at home - is the norm. It should therefore come as no surprise that symptoms of a profound questioning of the system are emerging everywhere.
You help is needed!
Cops "protecting lives" on Highway 26 near Sandy Yesterday.
In the recent election for union leadership, members of the Teamsters union were confronted with a choice. On the one side stood Jimmy Hoffa Jr., the incumbent president, who campaigned on the basis of forming a "partnership" with the employers and whose family has had long-standing relations with organized crime. On the other side stood the challenger, Tom Leedham, who has pressed for mobilizing the membership to act in their own interests and strike, if that proves necessary, in order to win gains.
Teamsters Logo Only 21 percent, or 294,000 Teamsters voted in the November election. This is the lowest turnout since the rank-and-file first won the right to vote on March 13, 1989. Hoffa received 65 percent of the votes cast and Leedham 35 percent, roughly equivalent to the 2001 elections. One of the most striking facts of the election was that, according to documents filed with the Election Supervisor, Hoffa outspent Leedham by $2,000,997. Yet only 13 percent of the overall membership voted for Hoffa, leaving 80 percent completely unmoved by the large amounts of pro-Hoffa propaganda.
Resolving the Litter Problem in PDX
Dennis' stance on the issues 1. US out of Iraq * 12 point plan 2. Universal Health Care 3. Jobs and Withdrawal from NAFTA and WTO 4. Repeal the Patriot Act 5. Guaranteed Quality Education, Pre-K Through College 6. Full Social Security Benefits at Age 65 7. End the Drug War 8. Fair Elections with Paper Ballots 9. Environmental Renewal and Clean Energy 10. Restored Rural Communities and Family Farms
On this 40th anniversary of Noam Chomsky's seminal article 'Responsibility of Intellectuals', I provide a plebeian view of what such responsibilites might entail from the view point of a rather pedestrian plebeian, me.
What responsibility do the left have for the re-election of Richard Daley and what lessons should we learn from it?
Spotted at Fred Meyer, a cutout on a popular cosmetic proclaiming "THIS HURTS WOMEN"!
Who can help us now?
Human body parts have been being mailed from cities in China.
Dear Bike Community:
I'm sorry to intrude on the classifieds, but I want to make sure you are all aware of this local company that seems, to me, like a real scam.
Recently, someone who I think is the owner of Sustainable Energy in Motion Bike Tours / Democracy Bike, Vladislav, told me:
"go find yourself another job and quit wasting my time."
The time is here that our gay equality leaders recognize that our civil equality will not be won in an endless contest of dueling bible verses. Religious teachings are based on historical conflicts of a Bronze Age mentality that has very little to do with us here in the 21st century other than as examples how ignorance should not be used to advance human decency.
Holy pigmentation, the president of Sedan is black guy! I thought the western media said he was an Arab. Oh, he's a Muslim with a Muslim name like millions of black people in Africa.
This month in Miami Florida, articles & activities are being published (in the Miami Herald) for Black Americans; the same held true for Hispanics. But in November 2006, where Americans should have been honored, they were not. Will Miami (and your town) do nothing again?
"And only with the participation of the working masses can the huge tasks required to save the environment be successfully accomplished, and only their participation will provide the oversight over the economy that will ensure that environmental planning is really carried out."
Breaking through the media silence on the suffering of Iraq's civilian population.
On the Israel-Palestine issue unraveling the endless trail of red herrings that even permeates the dissent space precluding a just solution from being perceived by the ordinary peoples in the Western nations and thus postponing the harbinger of justice to the suffering peoples on the ground.
Written in reference to the article by Israeli Peace Activist Uri Avnery on MediaMonitors on Feb 16, 2007, as well as President Carter's book Palestine, Peace not Apartheid.
The latest anti-war leaflet from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee. We welcome your comments, questions and criticism.
A review of how the US is passing from a republic to tyranny.
I wanted to write a quick comment about the event Wednesday evening that my partner and I attended put on by the 911 Truth group. I am disappointed but not surprised that the people at Laughing Horse Book Store made the final call to cancel the event which was thankfully relocated to The Lucky Lab.
Are you the Bull, the Matador or the Picador?
In February 2006, a Zogby poll showed that 72% of US Troops wanted out of Iraq by this time. Polls have shown that 82% of Iraqis want US out of their country. It is time to do what is right and Get out of Iraq!
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