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Be careful when assigning months to Pagan holidays!
The Associated Press
Julia "Butterfly" Hill - what has she become?
The effects of years of media consolidation certainly become obvious when you compare the treatment of 'scandal' during the Clinton Administration with the kid glove treatment given the Bush administration for genuine scandals about a hundred times worse...some cartoon commentary from Tom Tomorrow seems appropriate...
Newly released motion picture receives totally negative reviews.
While Republican donors sat inside the University of Portland's red dome auditorium and paid to see the President, area residents wondered out loud who was going to pick up the check for all the police overtime.
The story of adult foster care in Portland serves as a fable to those who would claim that market forces are the best, most efficient, most effective way to meet our societal needs. In point of fact, commodification on the market robs important human relationships of their dignity and their meaning. This commodification can even be dangerous.
Like the Limbaugh matter, Democrats smell blood, as the administration fumbles its way through the aftermath of the outing of former Ambassador Joseph Wilson's C.I.A agent wife.
SUVs spew out 43 percent more global-warming pollutants - 28 pounds of carbon dioxide per gallon of gas consumed - and 47 percent more air pollution than the average car, using 1 million barrels of oil a day
This fact sheet details the reasons why George W. Bush should NOT receive a second term in the office of President of the United States of America.
Murder, kidnappings, torture of union leaders and organizers involved in daily life and death struggles at the CocaCola bottling plants in Colombia, South America.
our vote is being coopted by privatization and secrecy
Recently an anarchist posted a piece criticizing liberals for adopting positions that were basically equivalent with those of an undercover cop. A much more devastating critique of liberal Democrat ideology was published in 1971, by a black American, William Ryan. The title of the book is 'Blaming the Victim', which one reviewer called "an impassioned, brilliant expose of middle class ideology' and another called 'an illusion shatterer of the first order (which) will stop you dead in your tracks.'
Anarchist prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers needs your support.
In Attempt to Speed Up CAFTA negotiations, US Trade Representative Zoellick Takes Emergency Trip to Central America
October 1, 2003
The most recent phony "scandal" to come out of Washington DC is the issue of how Joseph Wilson's CIA wife was unmasked as an operative for "The Company." What is pathetic is how phony Progressives and Demorats have jumped all over this issue like a cop on a jelly donut, waxing indiginant about how the CIA's (terrorist) operations around the world have been jeopardized.
"This nightmare economy can't last forever." Some readers feel Barbara Card Atkinson's pain -- others tell her to stop whining.
Howard Dean, the candidate Republicans love to depict as the heart-throb of the loony left, in fact won conservative praise in the mid-1990s for his agreement with Republican plans for deep Medicare spending cuts.
Why aren't auto drivers paying for the buses instead of the riders? Read more....
Whirl-Mart is a participatory consumer awareness ritual where groups of people enter superstores and parade down aisles with empty carts, mirroring the shopping process...as a "collective reclamation of space that is otherwise only used for shopping and buying..."
Is there interest in joining in on a weekly or monthly bicycle ride to demonstrate the positive aspects of Bike riding, and to encourage others to switch from auto's to bikes.
The anti-free trade lobby are right to point to the conflict between the drive towards free trade and other environmental and social needs. After all, if the purpose of free trade is to increase profits, such a conclusion is quite predictable. As Larry Elliott put it, writing in The Guardian:
In reality, globalisation... represents the final triumph of capital over labour, since the corollary of the deregulation of finance is the shackling of trade unions . It means the national governments are left powerless in the face of multinationals who will relocate at the first whiff of interventionist policies.(9)
So what is the alternative to 'globalisation'?
Why there isn't a permanent arms economy,
a critique of Michael Kidron and the Socialist Workers Party (UK) and I.S.O. (US)
These comments are in regard to an article from the "feature" section of the site, where the heading was listed as "THE TROUBLE WITH LIBERALS, PART XXXI." I think that making such a derogatory judgment in the heading is a fairly immature act on the part of whichever Indymedia volunteer posted this feature.
The freedom for Iraqi people seems to be borderless
Considering it was the corporate media that published Bob Novak's column that outed Ms. Plame as a "CIA operative" in order to punish and intimidate her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson for not playing ball with the Bush regime, how can anybody expect the corporate media to now report objectively about a conspiracy the corporate media participated in.
The State of Israel has always been cynically exploiting allegations of anti-semitism, condemning purported and cooperating with actual anti-semites at will.
We have a blind spot: the millions of women and men who work for low wages, many in the growing service sector.
As medical insurance heads toward crisis, a single-payer, universal health care program may be the only solution.
A true life parable concerning events that occurred during the August 21st Bush protest at the University of Portland. A great lesson for all.
The scene is typical: the dog-end of a trade union branch meeting; members are tired after discussing complex pay and discipline issues; tired from listening to the hyper-activists glorying in the sound of their own voices; desperate to escape. Item 9 on the agenda of the hour-long meeting is expenses for a delegate to the Cuba Solidarity Campaign meeting. Exhausted hands fly up to approve the monies, without debate, voting as much for escape as for sanction.
A hard hitting special video report into the "war on terror"
Those hiding in the background who do not want a Casino built at La Center, Washington. The Utlra neo-christain community aka the Republican Party of South Western Washington.
Bush hasn't just declared war on the world, he's declared war on this countries veterans and active duty military as well.
In 1963 the Pentagon developed a plan called Operation Northwoods. Acts of terrorism would be commited in this country killing American citizens. The blame would be laid on Cuba...then invasion. John F. Kennedy did not sign it. Now today Bush wants $87 Billion more for the Project for a New American Centuries war plans which group stated how we needed another Pearl Harbor event (prior to 9/11).
Who's Sordid Now? Cronyism in Iraq: Yes, it Matters.
The working class, in standing in diametrical opposition to the militarization of domestic bourgeois politics, must organize itself with the expressed aim of creating de facto material realities on the ground by opposing bourgeois militarism and war with working class Songun Politics and placing the sword before the hammer and sickle.
Hopelessly warped by the shrill cynicism of men who do not care that real people needlessly die because of their decisions, the American system of governance must be brought down by a massive outcry of moral outrage and sincere shame from every corner of the land. Otherwise no authentic safety exists for anyone anywhere, and the human future cannot evolve with confidence that one day there really will be liberty and justice for all.
The Portland Business Alliance is clearly in violation of Constitutional law.
"Andrew was an executive making a six-figure income." Lo how the mighty have fallen. Good. Now they can find out how the rest of us live. -- G.B.
The Songun Politics Study Group USA was founded under the auspices of the Anti-imperialist Solidarity Committee USA. The comrades of the Anti-imperialist Solidarity Committee USA are genuine international fighters and pioneers of the US working class who ardently advocate the Songun policy of Kim Jong Il and actively support our nation's efforts for reunification and the patriotic cause of the NDFSK and the south Korean people as well.
A good recipe for sugar cookies can be found all over this culture. This is an attack on leftist politics, rightist politics, US politics, politics, environmentalism and possibly you!
Why aren't businesses held to the same standards that homeless people are held to?
World mission and aid-giving agencies use the Peters map because it serves to represent the developing countries at their true proportion. The Peters map has been widely adopted elsewhere, but remains a curiosity in the United States. Why is this?
The following is a splendid, easy to read piece explain the Juche Idea, written by the International Institute of the Juche Idea Sept 2003 edition. Posted by the Songun Politics Study Group (USA)
After WTO Negotiations Collapse in Cancun, US Pushes Forward With Central American Free Trade Negotiations
CISPES ACTION ALERT
September 17, 2003
Joshua Hammer, Newsweek's man on the ground in Jerusalem, wrote an article for Mother Jones entitled "Rachel Corrie: Martyr, Idiot, Dedicated, Deluded." It starts off bad and goes downhill from there. Recently, Pham Nguyen wrote a detailed rebuttal exposing Hammer's article as a fraud, little more than an elaborate plagiarism pieced together from a motley assortment of rightwing websites, together with unsubstantiated innuendos, falsehoods, and uncritical quotes from israeli military PR people. Mojones gave this article prime space in their last issue, with Hammer's inflammatory, eye-catching title blaring from their front cover. Read the piece and the rebuttal, then email or write Mojones and call them on their shit!
heres the article:: " Section 27. Right to bear arms; military subordinate to civil power. The people shall have the right to bear arms for the defence (sic) of themselves, and the State, but the Military shall be kept in strict subordination to the civil power[.] "
Let's get our troops out of harm's way in Iraq and bring them home now
This Makes me sick just reading it... It's a speech given by General George S. Patton Jr. On May 31st 1944 to the 6th Armored Division, 3rd Army, England
A comparison of the excuses used for wars of aggression by Nazi Germany with those used by the United States.
Now all this time I've been unfair to Kucinich, assuming that he wanted to use the coercive power of the State as an advocate of violence in society â?? since laws are, after all, backed up by governmental force.
After having their radical program crushed by international capital, Brazil's Communist\Socialist\Labor\Leftist government is back to imposing the policies of globalization on Brazil. Their radical program was to supply snack foods to malnourished babies and introduce a one dollar a day welfare program, but before they were even voted into office, they were called onto the carpet in New York and Washington.
According to the President's speech at the United Nations, Iraq is the main front in the 'war against terrorism.' History repeats itself : the British fought a protracted Vietnam style conflict against 'terrorism in Iraq' earlier in the century. Now that the unelected 'government of Iraq' is auctioning off the country and generously 'liberalizing capital outflows' it has occured to me that Iraq is now the main front in the war against 'Globalization'. (PEOPLE POWER!)
how is the (absurdity) of "illicit" drugs being illegal but nuclear testing not, looked over by most people?... why does the government waste billions to take down marijuana farmers, when they do nearly nothing to take down the corporations who pollute our water, air, and land? this makes absolutely no sense to me.
At events attended by Bush and other senior federal officials around the country, the Secret Service has been discriminating against protesters in violation of their free speech rights, the ACLU charged today in the first nationwide lawsuit of its kind.
Posted this about an hour ago and it never came up!
If you watch TV or listen to radio in Portland you will have seen an anti PUD commercial that suggests that since PGE and Pacific Power have always done a good job, there's no need to vote for a PUD which will "add another layer of government" and significantly raise property taxes. The wording in the commercial suggests that voters should base their decision on PGE of the past . . . something that hasn't existed since Enron bought the company. PGE is now simply a part of Enron's corporate assets which a bankruptcy court could parcel out or sell to anyone in the near future . . . someone with no association to, or interest in, our community.
What do you know about this rumour that mustard gas dumped into Hood Canal, Straits of Juan de Fuca are coming to surface at this time?
Great expose of why you can't normally win in court. Admiralty Maritime Jurisdiction exposed.
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