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William Hughes 06.06.2007 09:09
America’s Robespierre: President George W. Bush?
The White House Crime Scene There is a Robespierre-like clone residing in our White House! His name is George W. Bush. Thanks to a book by Dr. Justin A. Frank, entitled: "Bush on a Couch," we know a lot more about him and his dysfunctional upbringing. Like Robespierre, Bush is a fanatic on both politics and religion. A "dry drunk," he won't seek treatment or own up to his responsibility for the Iraqi War. In the mold of a whacky Robespierre, he also sees himself as the liberator of Iraq!

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Workers International League - Portland 05.06.2007 10:10
capitalist globalization and the "middle-class"
Since the 1970s, the social consequences of the current period of capitalism (commonly referred to as globalization) have primarily affected the working class, especially those in manufacturing jobs. Despite the consequential deterioration of large cities and countless smaller towns — not to mention the pauperization of large segments of the population — the effects were dismissed by politicians and the mainstream media as necessary evils. The victims of this process were told to pick themselves up by their boot-straps, go back to school, and learn to integrate into the new, technology-driven global economy.

How things have changed!

Experience has exposed all the promises of globalization to be lies, and now those who think of themselves as "middle-class" are finding themselves on the chopping block. These skilled workers — engineers, Information Technology workers, accountants, legal and medical personnel, etc. — are confronted by the combined forces of a shrinking labor market, outsourcing, and the corporate-led importation of foreign workers through the H-1B visa program.

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Poor Azerbaijani Peasant 05.06.2007 00:29
To all sane Americans: Please, get these men out of our country and our oil!!!!!!!
Please tell your congress to stop supporting the new "Saddam" of the middle east. Ilham Aliev is a disgrace and a human rights violator!

Who is AmCham and what does it want in Azerbaijan?

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Beowulf 04.06.2007 20:02
Shut It All Down !
A Call For A Nationwid General Strike.

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jones 04.06.2007 17:52
Eugene Judges terrorism ruling calls MLKJ a terrorist
Under judge Federal district judge Ann Aikens recent rulling, the terrorism sentancing enhancement would have sent MLKJ and other civil rights activists to Federal prison for years because they commited a crime and "intended to influence the government".

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Brent Herbert 04.06.2007 09:02
A Message for the Pentagon: "A Bloody Summer in America"
Some people know more than you do. I thought I would share some 'top secret' information with you, since I believe in full disclosure and I don't believe in hiding things or 'top secrets'.

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Marlena Gangi 03.06.2007 18:25
WHAT IS A "POLITICAL PRISONER"?
How is this term defined?

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theresa mitchell 03.06.2007 13:58
Fidel lives, ha ha
not dead

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lone vet 03.06.2007 13:36
Lone Vet Report
Two Events Have Shaken My Soul

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AleenG 03.06.2007 12:06
The President's Dinner
Is anyone YOU know attending?

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By Chris Carlson - Venezuelanalysis.com 03.06.2007 10:03
Venezuelan Civil Society Groups Accuse U.S. of Fomenting Destabilization
Caracas, May 31, 2007 (venezuelanalysis.com)- Organizations, journalists, students, activists and intellectuals in Venezuela accused the national and international media of waging a campaign against Venezuela and of supporting destabilization plans that have been carried out in the country in the past few days. According to declarations made by various groups and individuals, the RCTV protests and media coverage of them have a hidden agenda directed by the United States and their Venezuelan allies to destabilize the country.

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Stewart A. Alexander 03.06.2007 07:16
Presidential Hopeful Alexander wants $10 Minimum Wage
The Democratic control Congress recently passed a minimum wage increase tied to a Bush-Iraq War spending bill for $120 billion; within the next two years America's lowest paid wage earners will receive a $2.10 pay increase. Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander says, "It's not enough."

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Paul King 03.06.2007 01:55
Prof. Duesberg proved right by new research
"Science Daily — Scientists have refuted a longstanding theory of how HIV slowly depletes the body's capacity to fight infection, in new research. Now, who was saying that VERY same thing YEARS ago? Could it have been the AID$ dissident movement and Prof. Peter Duesberg?

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Juan Segin 02.06.2007 19:02
Clackamas County DA-Miserable Failure
Well, once again, John Foote has succeeded in proving his ineptitude. He has failed to return a true bill for hate crimes in the case of Austin Greenwood, the red necked creep who was, according to witnesses and deputies, EXTREMELY belligerent, and shouting racial epithets even after he was arrested in Mulino last week.

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fred faveluke 02.06.2007 15:11
Uncle Fred's Angry Tri-Met Rant (and rail)
I read yet another letter from a distraught taxpayer to the editor in the Oregonian about how mass transit in general and rail in particular a waste and we need more lanes on the sunset hwy. I always find myself defending public transit, particularly rail, to these folks. Tri-Met makes this harder every day.

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onthewingsofhelios 01.06.2007 22:59
Evidence and Motives Point to a Criminal Element Within Government Staging the Terror
Both the terrorist events of Septembe 11 in the United States and on July 7 in London took place at the same time as organized terror drills.
The events and outcome of the terrorism points to a criminal element within the government staging the terror for advancement of their own political agenda.

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Joel S. Hirschhorn 01.06.2007 17:51
The Evils of Lesser Evil Voting (or How We Get Losers Like George W. Bush)
The terrible, unprincipled practice of lesser evil voting keeps putting the worst politicians in office.

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Fredric L. Rice 01.06.2007 12:19
Living alone in the Mojave Desert
Captain Shydavid when he used to sail the seas Desertphile offers some commentary on living out in the hot expanses of the Mojave Desert.

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Stephen Lendman 01.06.2007 04:30
Terrorism Defined
The real meaning of terrorism

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rudy_knows_where_the_bodies_are_buried 01.06.2007 04:08
pdx911truth \\ wtc7 // web radio : Webster TARPLEY SHREADS Rudolph GIULIANI
Webster Tarpley's May 31st WASHINGTON WRAPUP for the gcnWorldReport "Tarpley rips Giuliani a new one" --Rolling Stoned ... as Aunt Matilda would have phrased it "humpf ... Rudolph Giuliani ... NASTY bit of work ..."

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William Hughes 31.05.2007 09:25
A Congressman of the People: Parren J. Mitchell (RIP)
The U.S. Capitol at Twilight Rep. Parren J. Mitchell, age 85, died on May 28, 2007. He served the people of Baltimore, MD, for eight terms in the U.S. Congress (1971-87). He was fighter for Civil Rights, who opposed the Vietnam War and pushed for the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. Today, by contrast, Maryland is stuck with U.S. Sen., Barbara A. Mikulski. She supports funding for the Iraqi War, with no conditions, and condones the wrongdoings of President George W. Bush.

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Stewart A. Alexander 31.05.2007 07:47
Presidential Candidate Supports MAPP, Universal Health Care
Presidential hopeful Stewart A. Alexander and the Peace and Freedom Party firmly support the use of medical marijuana and support decriminalizing drugs. Alexander wants to use California Proposition 215 and SB 420 as guidelines for federal legislation that will benefit over 30 million Americans and will reverse 70 years of corrupt laws that have only benefited the greedy capitalist.

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Mollie 30.05.2007 15:43
Olympia City Council Says No to Impeachment
The Olympia City Council's General Government Committee voted 2-1 to not endorse the resolution calling on Congress to begin an impeachment investigation of Bush and Cheney. Jeff Kingsbury and Joe Hyer voted against the resolution, while T.J. Johnson voted in support. Prior to that meeting, Joe Hyer sent out an email to City Council members with his concerns, taken straight from the Pelosi script. Here is his memo with my responses.

Prior to that meeting, Joe sent out an email to all the members of the City Council. "I have researched and thought on this issue for several months, in addition to speaking with community members and local elected officials," he wrote. " In addition, I met specifically with Congressman Baird in Washington DC last week, and with Congressman Smith's staff, on this specific issue."

Much of what he said was the familiar Pelosi script—that it will be divisive, cost too much money, will not succeed, will generate a backlash that will make it hard to pass the Democrat's agenda, it will be seen as political, Bush is a lame duck so why bother, etc, etc.

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redpill8 30.05.2007 12:57
Preparing for Martial Law, Part 2: Enforcement and Infrastructure
Police State USA Whelp folks, I hate to be the pallbearer at our country's funeral, but I am here to inform you, in case you missed it on Fox News, that the apparatus for martial law is being quietly, but steadily, implemented. If one has been paying attention to the laws that are getting passed over the last few years we can see the telltale signs that we are getting closer and closer to such a scenario. Not only is this government setting up the legal framework for martial law, but they are also setting up the policing apparatus and infrastructure to carry it out.

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By George Ciccariello-Maher 30.05.2007 09:29
Zero Hour for Venezuela's RCTV
The expiration of Venezuelan broadcaster RCTV's public concession draws near: at 11:59pm on Sunday, May 27th, RCTV's concession will expire without renewal, and its space on channel 2 will be handed over to the newly-founded Venezuelan Social Television (TVes), which will begin broadcasts at 12:15am on May 28th. This sovereign decision of the Venezuelan government not to renew RCTV's concession has prompted claims that freedom of speech is somehow under threat in Venezuela.

But many discussions of freedom of speech rely on a fundamentally flawed assumption: that existing media outlets in some way embody "freedom." The debate surrounding RCTV is no exception. It is this flawed assertion that has been openly embraced by the Venezuelan opposition and equally openly challenged by those who reject efforts to paint the non-renewal of the broadcasting concession for Venezuela's RCTV as an issue of free speech at all (see my previous comments here).

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Jody Paulson 29.05.2007 16:01
Don't Unconsciously React: Consciously Respond
Something I learned the other day.

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posted by F Espinoza 29.05.2007 14:14
Ideas cannot be killed.
More than 600,000 people have lost their lives in Iraq and more than 2 million have been forced to emigrate since the American invasion began...

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Brent Herbert 29.05.2007 09:01
An Open Letter to Cindy Sheehan
As you may have heard, Cindy has resigned in despair, and has given up all hope...

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Lone Vet 28.05.2007 14:38
Cindy Goes Home
Cindy leaves the Peace Movement

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Rosemarie Jackowski 28.05.2007 14:31
WHO ARE THE TERRORISTS
The most important question in the United States today!

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reposted 28.05.2007 14:00
Don't Cry for Venezuela's RCTV
As I write this, I am looking at a Venezuelan newspaper, El Diario, from February 10, 1992. The editorial that would have occupied half of page 2 is missing. Page 4 is completely blank. The contents were censored by the government of the then president Carlos Andres Perez.

The newspaper is just one of many horrible memories of the pre-Hugo Chavez days in Venezuela's "exceptional" democracy.

U.S. newspapers seem to overlook what Venezuela used to be like as they today discuss the actions of the current government. I have lived in Venezuela for most of the past 22 years and have never experienced such freedom as that which the Venezuelan population enjoys today under Hugo Chavez. That would include freedom of information. Never, in the past 22 years, has the mass media experienced the freedom it has had during the presidency of Chavez. One can freely buy anti-Chavez newspapers on streets and the airwaves and television channels are amply filled with anti-Chavez commentators.

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Poindexter 28.05.2007 13:10
Please don't discuss Green Scare defendants prior to their sentencing
Discussing defendants on Indymedia has been cited in court by the prosecutor as a reason these people are dangerous. Comments here could potentially affect how the judge sentences the defendants with hearings coming up in the next couple weeks. Please don't put the defendants at risk by posting about them here until after the last person is sentenced on June 5.

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Chris Carlson 28.05.2007 12:07
Washington’s New Imperial Strategy In Venezuela
First used in Serbia in 2000, Washington has now perfected a new imperial strategy to maintain its supremacy around the globe. Whereas military invasions and installing dictatorships have traditionally been the way to control foreign populations and keep them out of the way of business, the U.S. government has now developed a new strategy that is not so messy or brutal, and much sleeker; so sleek, in fact, that it's almost invisible.

It was so invisible in Serbia that no one seemed to notice in 2000 when a regime was toppled, the country was opened to massive privatization, and huge public-sector industries, businesses, and natural resources fell into the hands of U.S. and multinational corporations. Likewise, few have noticed as countries in the former Soviet-bloc have recently been victims of the same strategy, with the exact same results.

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By Larry Chin (reposted by anon) 27.05.2007 18:16
Iraq war funding bill fiasco masks collusion between Bush and Democrats
Iraq war funding bill fiasco masks collusion between Bush and Democrats
Expansion of Middle East oil war is a bipartisan imperative

Global Research, May 26, 2007

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KosmikK 27.05.2007 13:51
USUK Preparations for the Apocalypse?
Preparing for the Unthinkable In an inexorable build-up of propaganda and military encirclement prior to a first strike attack on Iran, the Bush junta, along with its London quislings, have switched their anti-Iranian propaganda from nuclear issues to accuse the Iranian government of "meddling" in Iraq and supplying Iraqi guerillas weapons with which to fight the US and British occupying troops.

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Matthew Hine 27.05.2007 13:46
Bush Makes Power Grab
"Bush, without so much as issuing a press statement, on May 9 signed a directive that granted near dictatorial powers to the office of the president in the event of a national emergency declared by the president."

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Paul O'Hanlon 27.05.2007 02:32
Fixed up for the hols, old bean? How abite a week in the Kempinski Grand hotel?
The unelected masters of the universe will be meeting next week to discuss even more ways of keeping the poor even poorer and starting more wars - most likely next with Iran. Here is some info on their venue with some photos.

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Out of towners 26.05.2007 14:25
Support at Wilson High
A "small" work force arrived about 9:30 a.m. That was the last time that the word "small" could be applied to the community that showed up in support of Maggie, Daniel, and all of their un named associates in dissent. By the time that was designated (11:00 a.m.), at least a hundred folks were present.

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Gardener 26.05.2007 12:08
Shut UP! A plea to lawn mowers and leaf blowers and inconsiderate neighbors
This morning, I went out to work in my garden. It's a beautiful, sunny morning, with the sun glinting on leaves and bees quietly moving between the flowers. Ahhh. I expected a tranquil, peaceful communion with the singing birds, the gentle breeze, and the buzzing of insects. That is, after all, one of the reasons why I live in a place where I can have a garden.

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redpill8 26.05.2007 09:40
Preparing for martial law in the United States
Whelp folks, I hate to be the pallbearer at our country's funeral, but I am here to inform you, in case you missed it on Fox News, that the apparatus for martial law is being quietly, but steadily, implemented. If one has been paying attention to the laws that are getting passed over the last few years we can see the telltale signs that we are getting closer and closer to such a scenario. Not only is this government setting up the legal framework for martial law, but they are also setting up the policing apparatus and infrastructure to carry it out.

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William Hughes 26.05.2007 08:07
From Historic Jamestown, VA to the Endgame
A Ship Docked at Jamestown, VA Virginia is steeped in history. Recently, I decided to take in Jamestown. It sits on the James River, not far from the Chesapeake Bay. Founded in 1607, by the Brits, it almost went the way of the lost colony of Roanoke. However, Captain John Smith, a so-called "commoner," saved the day. By the time, the Native Americans leaders figured out what a mortal threat the British interlopers posed to them, it was too late for them to do anything about it.

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Stewart A. Alexander 25.05.2007 19:11
Democrats Retreat before Bush
America and the troops were hoping that Democrats would fulfill the commitment they made to voters in 2006 to end the Iraq War; however on Thursday the Democrats in Congress help the Bush Administration get a blank check to pursue this criminal war. Senate and Congressional Democratic leaders helped facilitate a continued bloodbath in Iraq making this a bi-partisan imperial war.

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A Constituent 25.05.2007 15:28
Brief Letter to Gordon Smith
Dear Mr. Gordon:

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blues 25.05.2007 12:30
Screw The Red Cross, No More Blood — No More Blood For Oil
We WORKED OUR ASSES OFF to elect Democrats who would put an stop to the Iraq occupation. What did we get: CAPITULATION to the chimperator!!! Time to vote with your BLOOD! This is war, after all.

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By DAVID VEST (reposted by anon) 25.05.2007 10:15
"I Don't Understand These People!": So You Thought They'd End the War
Welcome to the Show, kid.

The Democrats have "surrendered" on Iraq. Liberals are "shocked." And all the innocents who didn't know any better, didn't see it coming, feel "betrayed."

Poor Duncan Black, better known as "Atrios," is nearly at a loss for words: "People hate Bush, hate Republicans, and hate this war," he protests, and yet the Democrats caved!

"I don't understand these people," he wails.

Precisely.

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Lone Vet 25.05.2007 08:33
Letter to Sen. Wyden and Congressman Blumenauer
Broken Heart

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Brent Herbert 25.05.2007 07:08
The Octopus of Tehran
and other stories

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Ecotopian Yeti 25.05.2007 01:47
Calling out for an Evergreen Revolution (Cascadia)
What we need in the face of so many global issues that effect us on so many loca llevels is an Evergreen Revolution. A revolution that is not just a political change in parties or a switch from one corporate propaganda to other, but a paradigm shift that is at the core of our individual being that shakes us to our collective being. A revolution that emerges our daily actions with our ethical concerns. A revolution that is within how we see our food, water, homes, neighborhoods, region and our shared group identities. A revolution that addresses the human and ecological tragedies that the dominant paradigms have caused. We need an Evergreen Revolution

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Lawrence J. Maushard 24.05.2007 19:28
Before Any Attack on Iran, It's Time to Ask a Few Questions
The chorus from Israeli supporters within the administration -- and from within the US Congress on both sides of the aisle -- for an attack on Iran is growing louder by the day. And those US battle groups in the Persian Gulf are just another sign of the coming conflict.

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Someone who uses Quest 24.05.2007 18:53
Ever See phone nyumbers like these?
One has to wonder about Homeland Security when you get incoming calls from numbers like these? Why I make this statement, Quest's Computer System can't see these strange numbers going to it's Customers. That is what I heard from customer Service.

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A Real Indian 24.05.2007 18:46
What would you call an Indian tribe without a "Blood Quantum" Requirement for enrollment
I'd call it a Social Club. Why would I say this, I'll tell you why. During the 2000 Census, the government wanted every Native American, enrolled or not, to list themselves as Indians to be counted and Honor their Ancestors. Look at the image, "2000 Census."

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metu 24.05.2007 17:57
The latest whine from Texas
Of all places. The Texas farmers are complaining that they cannot seem to get enough MIGRANT WORKERS!

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George Trinkaus, Park Avenue Concern 24.05.2007 16:23
The 35-story Moyer Tower, Factsheet
Thirty-five stories on a 3-story block in an 8-story neighborhood? How can this be? Welcome to bogus bulk and the magic called "FAR."

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Tom-Scott Gordon 24.05.2007 13:50
Nancy & Kurt Sonnenfeld, Round II
The plot thickens, Kurt's at large, and the US Perpetraitors are at it again.

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Listener 24.05.2007 13:25
KBOO, Joanne, NWCRC... Care to Comment?
I was listening to KBOO this morning as I got ready for work. And an otherwise interesting and laudable report was marred by a caller named "Will." He said he was a friend of Joanne Bowman, and he went on for a long time about himself. And then... here is what happened.

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alejandro 24.05.2007 10:46
Teen Rape Spells Marketability!!!!!!!
Timbuk2 ad campaign frames "stolen virginity" as tongue and cheek marketing.

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Stephen Lendman 24.05.2007 05:09
Forty Years of Occupation
Israel's repressive 40 year occupation of Palestine

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Donald Paneth 23.05.2007 17:40
Fighting Fascism the Old-Fashioned Way “We learned how to act, instead of just talk.”
Fighting Fascism the Old-Fashioned Way "We learned how to act, instead of just talk."

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Manuel Valenzuela 23.05.2007 15:05
Unmasking of the Authoritarians
Very good article and I highly recommend it.

Can you smell the putrid fumes of authoritarianism rising like smoke from burning trash, filling our senses with the toxins of despotism? Do you see these clouds of tyranny surpassing the morning horizon, their darkened haze making blind our eyes, deaf our ears and ignorant our minds? Can you hear the America of yesterday screaming in agonizing pain as the cancer of the authoritarian personality slowly devours her from within? If so, you are not alone, for evolving within our shores since 9/11 lies a most ominous and frightening reality, namely, the rise and acceptance of American-style authoritarianism.

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Jody Paulson 23.05.2007 11:46
Return of the Reich
When we see history repeating itself, we can start making different choices.

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