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There will be a lot of blame dished out in the aftermath of the Virginia Tech massacre. But one element will be missing and that is the system itself. Capitalism and the society it nurtures will remain unscathed in the big business press.
I say it's scary because this shows either the ignorance or the priority of citizens.
"Prison costs shackling Oregon [The Oregonian]"
"...But spending on prisons is growing at a faster rate than education and other state services..."
The end is near.
Nowhere to live? Don't worry; it's just a phenomenon.
EV = Electric Vehicle.
When a vehicle goes up and down a mountain pass it should do so using electric drive -- not the internal combustion engine.
Back on the web--a few thoughts
Legal loopholes, lax supervision and local corruption are allowing US fast-food giants to underpay part-time workers in China.
Some think that republican politicians don't like sex. Here's a documentary that delves into the subject.
What tools shall we bring to revolution?
What is that a sign of for you today? You are the most courageous generation that we have ever had. You are the strongest generation that we have ever had. You are the most fearless generation that we have ever had, but your courage and your fearlessness are being used by the enemy so that you will destroy each other. When you pull the gun out, it makes you feel powerful, but the gun did not get you a following in China. The gun did not get you followers in Iran, Egypt, Ghana, and South Africa. It was the word. You do not need the gun to empower you, because the gun in the hand of an underdeveloped mind becomes an instrument of self-destruction. You have become now tools of a satanic mind that will use you to destroy your future.
For many years there's been a storm of building hype in indigenous country (especially around the militant aspect of indigenous resistance), but of late, it's become more and more hyped-up in a most curious way, including character assasination attempts against long-time figures without contexts and empathy. All this appears to be having an effect of someone trying to drive a wedge between the vital experience (or praxis) of the elders, and the too often easily-exploited anger of youth just entering the movement. This time around it's centered on different conceptions about how to run a resistance, one swamped in ideology (and a short history of merits in direct action), the other having a long record of uncompromising defense of indigenous peoples who insist on their autonomy. This article goes thru, albeit roughly, some of the history of the building hype and ways in which movements are divided and conquered, and gives lessons about the remaining apparently easily-exploitable weaknesses of the radical movement today.
Imus's sidekick, Sid Rosenberg and producer Bernard McGuirk, who was hired by Imus to do "N-word jokes," have gotten away with catering to one of the founding doctrines of U.S. society—white supremacy. Racism is a tool of the bosses used to create a privileged layer in society, to obfuscate and pit workers against other workers instead of fighting together against the owners and protectors of the capitalist mode of production.
Fall Creek still stands!
Potential for developers and/or SUV dealerships using arson and "eco-terror" DHS hype to frame eco-activists for profitable insurance fraud..
As you all know if you read this website, on Saturdays (as well as on many other days in Portland and its environs) many people like to get out and go to a peace vigil.
32 deaths would be a VERY GOOD DAY in Baghdad.
To have a truely helpful discussion, one must enter discussions with an honest appreciation for other points of view.
The Supremes have set up a passage to misery (portion of comments from KBOO PressWatch for 4-19-07)
US Postal Service duplicity subverts First Amendment freedom
The occasion of the Virginia Tech Shooting led me to look up the Wikipedia bio of the Texas Tower Shooter, Charles Whitman, whose rampage happened on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas 41 years ago: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Whitman#Leadup_to_the_shootings
White House reporter, Helen Thomas, gave a talk at McDaniel College, in Westminister, MD, on April 12, 2007. She labeled President George W. Bush Jr. as a very "isolated" individual, and said today's White House reminded her of "Watergate," with the "circling the wagons" and "siege" mentality, She denounced the Iraqi War as "illegal, immoral and unconscionable, "and asked: "Why do Americans tolerate such a dumbing down of our country?"
Reinhard Bütikofer, who along with Claudia Roth is co-leader of the Greens, expressly defended Germany's international military missions. The world would be "far more uncertain" without the deployment of German troops in Afghanistan or in the Lebanon, he told the media.
The following is the text of a poster put up in Italy in May of 2006, translated into English in April of 2007
Are Canadian provinces and the blue states in the U.S. quietly forging a radical new North American Union ? This American says, "Yes."
The elite driven political-military-industrial complex is pursuing an agenda to create a North American Union (NAU), in which capitalism can flourish, without being interfered with by the democratic aspirations of "ordinary Americans". NAU is essentially a project to create a new continental government run by elites, "freed" of having their commercial profits "improperly dampened" by labour rights "inconveniences" like minimum wages, other basic human rights considerations, or environmental protection legislation. States and other local organizations have passed resolutions against the NAU agenda. Anti-NAU resolutions have reportedly been launched by states which include Arizona, Idaho, Washington, Oregon, South Dakota, Illinois, Tennessee, Virginia, Oklahoma, and Georgia. However, these resolutions have no effective constitutional authority, relative to elite interests that seek via their influence over the central government, to create a "super-state", which is not inspired by democracy. As a result, the only effective way which Americans can protect the spirit which lies within local communities across the nation, is to at least "temporarily" become democratically-inspired independent countries.
I know Prison Planet exposes certain issues that need to see the light of day. But Alex Jones is more than grating.. he's dead wrong...
The City of Seattle literally threatens arrest upon every busker who does not pay for their "Free Speech Permit," which they insist is required, legally, in return for our free speech rights on the Market's public streets. Tired of going to jails and being assaulted by the Market's security squad (the PDA) and Seattle Police for merely trying to street perform at the Market without paying off the Mafia-like PDA, we have formed the NO BUSKER LEFT BEHIND Fund...
Many 911 families, survivors and emergency workers have tried to speak out about what they witnessed on 911 or concerns about the investigation of the crime and treatment of those affected, but instead of support from the controlled mainstream media and the government, they have been ignored or pressured to just shut up. Well, they are not all shutting up.
Sam Zell, a multibillionaire and "committed Zionist," will soon gain control of the LA Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, and 23 TV stations. Zell, an AIPAC supporter, has promised he won't interfere with the news sections of any of the media outlets. I think he's another Mortimer B. Zuckerman of the NY Daily News, who pushed for the Iraqi War. America--prepare for a "Dark Age!"
At a time when many US citizens feel powerless to stop the criminal direction of 'their' government, the examples of revolutionary movements elsewhere give not only hope, but practical education towards organizing a society where humans outrank profit on the list of social priorities.
The 'Oaxaca Commune' in Mexico is such an example. For three months, the Mexican state of Oaxaca was controlled by a people's 'popular assembly' that took rapid measures in ousting the corrupt state government and its accomplices within the media and police.
The Mexican federal government has since taken severe action in repressing this popular movement, but further organizing and revolutionary momentum has already begun. The huge successes of the movement and its continued political evolution should thus be an inspiration for all those interested in social progress.
To make Congress more effective we need to restore the Office of Technology Assessment that the sanctimonious Gingrich got rid of in 1995.
Where is the pride of the Associated Press?
The Protest was peaceful, but the War supporters were in overkill.
what's with the discouragement?
Here is the latest leaflet from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee (SAIC). It is about the role of protests--throughout U.S. history and today--in building mass movements capable of curtailing (and eventually stopping altogether!) the outrageous crimes of the imperialist system. For more information on SAIC (including meeting times), or to post feedback, visit our website at: http://www.seattleaic.org
The Portland Dollar is the beginning of a new currency for the Pacific Northwest.
US corporate media assault on two independent world leaders
Depleted uranium is worse than allergies.
Today Hillary Rodham Clinton announced Raul Yzaguirre, a prominent Hispanic activist, would co-chair her presidential campaign and lead its outreach to Hispanic voters. Yzaguirre is well-known in some circles for a controversal statement in the 1990s, when he said, "US English is to Hispanics as the Ku Klux Klan is to blacks."
The Federal Income Tax is a Direct Tax, but it is NOT aportioned. This means that the FEDERAL INCOME TAX IS ILLEGAL.
Racism against Indians by the alleged liberal folks.
this is a portion of my prepared comments for KBOO today
Dear Turd Blossom,
...as the very calm six continued to ask politely to talk to their Senator, they were met with rejection by Corporate Security and told that they were trespassing on private property and needed to leave the premises immediately.
Imperium Renewables, soon to be the largest producer of biodiesel in the United States has chosen to use Malaysian palm oil as thier oil source for thir 100 million gallon per year production facility located in Aberdeen Washington. Experts say that the environmental harm done by palm oil production far outweighs its use in the alternative fuel arena.
George W. Bush is undoubtedly the most genuine representative of a system of terror forced on the world by the technological, economic and political superiority of the most powerful country known to this planet.
Three white Duke University students who brutally raped an African-American student had all the charges dropped by a white Attorney General. These three priviliged rapists should be in Jail.
City budgets and the like are generally just a little too "wonky" for me. I don't have great math aptitude, and I'll admit, following all the revenue streams and expenditures tends to go over my head. But you don't have to be a math whiz or political wonk to understand parts of the City of Sandy's proposed budget for 2007-09. Read on to see the sheer audacity of my hometown's administrators... not to mention their utter denial of the legal problems - and their resulting fiscal effects - our "fair" city is now facing thanks to our abusive cops.
-- as individuals or in small groups -- to get out the truth!
On the merit of Dershowitz vs. Finkelstein
During the past several decades, government funding for public education at all levels has declined and in some cases plummeted, leaving students languishing in overcrowded classrooms, housed in dilapidated buildings. An examination into why this is happening offers a glimpse into the ugly mechanisms that fuel capitalism in its onward quest to plunge us all into a state of unmitigated barbarism.
We should note at the outset that a well educated citizenry is in everyone's interests. Those who are more educated are more economically productive, they are less likely to turn to crime (insofar as the entire capitalist system has not yet been formally declared as "criminal"), and they are more likely to enjoy a higher quality of life. The American public consistently registers strong support for public education.
For the fine folks in Portland. Lets have a race. lets have a race on which state gets to start Impeachment Investigations First.
I mention your IndyMedia site during the show. The words below are a copy on the Minneapolis isues list and from the Twin Cities Indy Media site.
A review of 'Natural Law'
Rosie O'Donnall and Charlie Sheen are getting slammed by the Hearst Propaganda Ministry, they need you to add to the "Your comments" box so they can open their fucking eyes to the lies.
U.S. government downplays anti-U.S. demonstrations in Iraq.
Awwwww, shit. We may have screwed up too much.
The way I see it at this point, is that we are gonna snap soon. Too many people fighting for the last slice of pizza. I wonder if we the people of earth don't actually blow ourselves to Kingdom come, and we manage to somehow work out our differences... is there enough energy in the world to sustain life on this planet? Is there enough life left on earth to hold the people in it? Has earth already turned into hell? Man, the good part of the ride never seems to last long enough.
Freightliner makes military vehicles
Andrews Base, Pentagon and date of "911 - Loose Change 2nd Edition" movie production.
A request for Indymedia readers to write letters of support to Denise Cumbie who is incarcerated for drug addiction in Alabama.
There are many websites and videos dealing with banking and politics, with varying degrees of speculation regarding conspiracies and secret agendae. This is THE BEST one for an introduction to the concept of how central banks, the IMF, etc, influence government policy disproportionately. It's a mainstream British documentary and is a great place for people to start to understand why the Democrats won't impeach or stop the war.
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