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Parkrose Community United Church of Christ 21.06.2007 13:04
Portland Minister Backs Tom Potter’s Criticism of the Recent Immigration Raid in Portland
The Rev. Chuck Currie speaks out on immigration raid

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Joel S. Hirschhorn 21.06.2007 12:22
Are Americans Unready to Boil?
Many Americans have fears about the nation's first Article V convention to propose constitutional amendments; this article will erase those fears!

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 21.06.2007 12:21
[btlsummary] Federal Court Challenges President's Right to Hold Detainees; "Iraq Summer" C
[btlsummary] Federal Court Challenges President's Right to Hold Detainees; "Iraq Summer" Campaign Turns Up Heat on GOP Congressmen; Democrats' Energy Bill Would Increase Greenhouse Gases

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Stephen Lendman 21.06.2007 12:19
The Record of the Paper of Record
Exposing the New York Times' shameless reporting on Venezuela.

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Written by Mark Vorpahl 21.06.2007 10:18
the national relevance of the Porltand raids
On the morning of June 12, at a Del Monte food processing plant in North Portland, Oregon, the Immigration Control Enforcement agency (ICE) sent in 160 agents in an over-the-top display of force against the plant's mostly immigrant workers. 167 of these workers were rounded up like animals and now face deportation in the largest raid that anyone can remember in Oregon's recent history. ICE agents also went into apartment complexes and at least one high school in search of more victims. Their actions were so egregious that even Portland Mayor Tom Potter was compelled to condemn them.

The number detained, as large as it is, only tells part of the story. The full scope of this attack and its effects began to become apparent at an emergency response meeting at a Catholic Church the same evening. From the up to 300 immigrant family members and their supporters, stories emerged of numerous cases where both parents of a household had been caught up in the raid, leaving their children alone at home with no idea what had happened. Many families will likely be split up and lives ruined as a result of ICE's attack. For those immigrants who worked elsewhere, they are now being faced with the the choice of going to work and risk being caught up in another raid, or staying home and risk losing their job. A shadow of fear has been cast across the immigrant neighborhoods as suffocating as what would be expected under a military occupation. "Everything is closed shut," Olga Escalera told an Oregonian reporter, "they are not opening the door to anyone. The drapes are down on the windows, the windows are shut. They are not answering their phones...there's so much panic, so much fear."

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citizen x 21.06.2007 00:48
How To Defeat A Tyrranical Regime:
We live in a democracy (still) and that means that each one of us citizens are empowered with the authority to change our government.
Remember, Mr. George Bush works for US, he is our EMPLOYEE, not our RULER.

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Jody Paulson 20.06.2007 15:43
Another reason to go vegetarian
These days, it's best to be especially vigilent about what you consume.

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Sin Fronteras Portland 20.06.2007 13:31
Sin Fronteras Portland Statement on Oregonians For Immigration Reform
The Oregonians For Immigration Reform uses fear, hiding behind racist scapegoating to mask the true roots of U.S. Social political and economic problems.

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Brooklyn Dodger 20.06.2007 13:15
Thom Hartmann's 9-11 Challenge
Thanks to the authors of the "911 Bombshell" post dated 6/19 and commentors regarding the tip and post at 911blogger.com about Thom Hartmann's "911 Challenge." This deserves a separate discussion thread, because he's a Portland guy and he's taking a bold position.

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anonymous 19.06.2007 17:31
New World Order: Foe not Friend
Some thoughts on the New World Order.

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Maren Haynes 19.06.2007 15:06
Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime: Tales of an Aid Worker from the Field in Arizona
As a humanitarian aid worker in Tucson, Arizona, I urge you all to actively speak out against the tragedies taking place on our Border.

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July 19.06.2007 13:59
Disconnected lunch?
When is having lunch with friends having lunch with friends?

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Stephen Lendman 19.06.2007 12:29
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax

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posted by F Espinoza 19.06.2007 12:18
Posada Carriles knows too much...
Interview with Fabian Escalante, ex-chief of Cuban Intelligence...

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onthewingsofhelios 18.06.2007 13:20
Let's Roll for 911 Truth. Insiders Say Flight 93 Was Shot Down.
The Official September 11 "Let's Roll" Story describes burley passengers overpowering the 'Arab hijackers", heroically crashing the fourth plane, Flight 93 into a field. However evidence suggests that military and civilian leadership believe that the plane was actually shot down by US Air Force, and that the official story is a fabrication.

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Written by Socialist Appeal 18.06.2007 10:15
The Iraq War -- a Socialist perspective
The war in Iraq is at the heart of the instability in the Middle East - and the U.S. It is now the third-longest-running war in U.S. history: longer than the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. Only the Philippine-American and Vietnam Wars have lasted longer. Although control over Iraq's oil was a major reason for the invasion, it was not the main factor. Overall strategic control over the region and teaching a "lesson" to any country that dares "step out of line" was the main objective. However, none of U.S. imperialism's political, economic, or military objectives have been achieved. Far from demonstrating its power, U.S. imperialism has demonstrated the limits of its power. The results will be far-reaching both internationally and within the U.S. itself.

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Ecotopian Yeti 18.06.2007 07:34
Maxed Out
Debt debt debt and usary are all theft and preditory acts against the basic rights of all people and plays off the tragedies and vulnerabilities of people in dire situations. Rise up Cascadia and remove this stain of corporatism and preditorial capitalism.

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Rob DeLoss 17.06.2007 20:37
Reasons Why A Young Person Should Not Join the Military
This was a piece I wrote to my son because I worry about the reinstatement of the Draft. It was written over a two day period and I just poured out every reason I could why he (or anyone) should never even consider joining the military.

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no2war 17.06.2007 18:28
Supreme Court = Smug Mean Evil
Judge Clarence Thomas to prisoner:

"Clerical error? Too bad, you rot in jail anyway"

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Terraphim 17.06.2007 14:06
Imigration reform or blatant racism/nationalism?
Twice this past year, the kindest hard workers in my work force have been deported or not allowed back into the united states for trumped up reasoning. Typo on paperwork,or ligitimate citizen, it no longer seems to matter, they disappear overnight with no warning. The recent cia bust of 160 workers in north Portland is nothing new, just more obvious.

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Dude 17.06.2007 12:58
Vancouver Pigs Gone Wild
Don't shoot Poor intelligence leaves man dead.

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William Hughes 17.06.2007 11:58
The “Cloud” over Dick Cheney Just Got Darker!
Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH) & Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) Lewis "Scooter" Libby is a dark cloud hanging over the head of Dick Cheney. The Special Prosecutor is convinced that Libby lied to protect his boss, the V.P., re: Joe Wilson/Valeri Plame smear. This dark cloud, coupled with the "Nightmare" of impeachment, is Cheney's new reality. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-OH), et al, via H Res 333, intend to bring Cheney to Justice. It's time for Rep. John Conyers of the Judiciary Committee to issue the subpoenas.

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StevetheGreen 16.06.2007 18:04
Why can't Red meet Green halfway on unfettered immigration?
In the opinion of this green, at some point the health of our planet must supersede our desire for global social justice manifested through the support of unfettered immigration. I have never bought into the idea of scarcity, but the hard reality is that our planet is dieing and we need to begin to take measures to stop the suicidal track we are on.

Right now, the United States Green Party has taken sides in the illegal immigration debate by siteing the fact that both major parties are operating out of the same framework to implement a massive cheap labor management program for the benefit of major and minor US corporations under the guise of immigration reform. They are correct of course, but what they fail to mention is the environmental impact of continued unfettered immigration.

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Written by Alex Gillis 16.06.2007 15:00
Only Pressure on the Streets Can Advance the Struggle of Immigrant Workers
Negotiations in the U.S. Senate on immigration "reform" legislation have stalled. Is this a victory or a defeat for the working class? Despite the hypocritical tears of some national immigrant rights leaders who lament that "we lost a big opportunity", in reality, this stagnation of the process reflects an equilibrium in the balance of forces between those who benefit from the most miserable exploitation of 12 million workers, and the interests and organizational strength of those workers and their allies.
A detailed analysis of the proposal clearly reveals that this is an anti-immigrant "reform" which would increase the persecution of undocumented immigrants. This law would not improve the conditions of life of millions of families; on the contrary, it would make things worse.

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dude 16.06.2007 10:43
Fathers Day
Impeach Now cal your god damn congress critter

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theresa mitchell 15.06.2007 10:46
an open threat
Dems: put up or go down.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 15.06.2007 04:58
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary --http://www.btlonline.or
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary -- http://www.btlonline.org

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Iris 15.06.2007 00:28
Earl Blumenauer same old tired response to Impeachment of Bush/Cheney
His response to one of many letters telling him to start representing his constituency!

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theresa mitchell 14.06.2007 10:58
domestication of the mind
This is a partial PressWatch script for the show broadcast on KBOO this morning at 9AM. I hope to have the show available as a podcast soon.

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... 14.06.2007 09:29
Immigration Raids: Standing Up for Neighbors
Two days ago, ICE attacked our neighbors and comrades. They did so in the name of Homeland Security and the federal government. Families were broken apart, parents were ripped away from their children, wives and husbands were torn from their spouses. This is not right. Cascadians, this is an assault on our community, on our comrades. We will not stand for it.

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Stephen Lendman 14.06.2007 07:34
Reviewing Noam Chomsky's New Book: Interventions
In-depth review of Noam Chomsky's new book.

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Joe Anybody 13.06.2007 17:35
ICE Raid / HATE
HATE IS BREWING
I wrote the following on Gloria Taft's blog (860fm)(5-8pm)
Her web blog is pro-ICE pro-HATE

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Stewart A. Alexander 13.06.2007 08:24
Candidate Alexander: Iraq War, Many Diversions
While Americans were being distracted by the tears and fears of Ms Paris Hilton, brave American soldiers were dying in Iraq. While Americans are watching television, the events in Iraq are dividing the Middle East. While Americans are watching television the Bush administration is assisting the multi-national oil giants in the attempt to privatize Iraq's vast oil reserves, an effort that will destroy Iraq's economy, will leave the people of Iraq in poverty and will weaken the existing government.

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envia F Espinoza 13.06.2007 07:15
Fidel/Chávez, Today
Hugo y Fidel El presidente venezolano se encuentra en La Habana en una visita de trabajo y se reunió con su homólogo cubano durante seis horas en un ambiente de hermandad y solidaridad, donde reafirmaron las amplias y crecientes relaciones entre ambos países y pueblos...

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Rosemarie Jackowski 12.06.2007 16:06
Foreign Policy I.Q. Test
Test your knowledge of United States foreign policy.

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posted by F Espinoza 12.06.2007 08:52
The Tyrant visits Tirana
Bush is craving after affection. He fully enjoyed his reception without protests in Bulgaria...

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9/11 truther 11.06.2007 20:58
Thanks Veterans for Peace
4 members of Veterans for Peace were at Salmon Street Fountain on Sunday evening at the Rose Festival.

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Stewart A. Alexander 11.06.2007 17:00
Alexander Applauds Michael Moore’s Movie “Sicko”
The major problem with Michael Moore's new movie "Sicko" is that the movie is right on; the movie takes aim at America's healthcare system and how profit and cost has taken priority over patient care.

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Kosmik 11.06.2007 14:10
The Real Danger behind US ABM Deployment in Eastern Europe
Czech Protestor Recent disinformation by the western media about Russia starting a new Cold War not only masks the threat of a US Anti-Ballistic Missile shield deployment but, as always, projects the blame on the victim, Russia.

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Paul O'Hanlon 11.06.2007 13:54
Round up of last weekends demonstrations against the occupation of Palestine
This is a round up of the many demonstrations around the world aginst the occupation of Palestine. It includes photos from London, audio from Washington DC and a video of Cindy Corrie. A detailed analysis of media coverage is also included.

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pat neuman 11.06.2007 03:42
Who gets an "F" on climate change?
Egret and wood-ducks Photo of Egrets and wood-ducks, Chanhassen, MN

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richard myers 11.06.2007 01:58
Working Class Resources
Lists of working class movies, documentaries, and literature

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US Solidarity Committee to Support the AINDF and the South K 10.06.2007 22:26
Who are the Murderers of Children?
Who are the murderers of children? Statement on the 5th anniversary of the Korean patriotic children martyrdoms at the hands of the US imperialist aggressors.

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Maxjulian 10.06.2007 20:43
Cindy Sheehan Knows What I'm Talking About
Insert "white liberals/progressives" where Cindy uses the term, "Democrats," and you might understand why Portland, for people who aren't blinded by the hype, is a cesspool of progressive poseurs.

What to do about it? Self reflect...ask yourself if you could in fact be a poseur...ask yourself what you're willing to give up for real justice?

If you aren't willing to do any more than a stroll around the Park Blocks, and, if its all about telling your paisans that you went to the G-8, to the World Social Forum, yet can't do a thing about the nasty little racism problem in your own backyard - maybe you're a poseur.

What do you do on a DAILY basis to check the rampant racism within? Don't tell me you're done, that you've worked it all out of yourself; read "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by James Loewen (a white man) and learn how racism/white supremacy is the meta message of your educational experience.

Open your eyes

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Tim in the morning 10.06.2007 14:34
Media & violence
Ein Bild wie aus einem Science-Fiction-Film. Objective reporting and the esthetic, visual depiction of state violence in corporate media becomes a tool for state repression.

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redpill8 10.06.2007 07:17
Preparing for Martial Law, Part 3: Scenarios
biohazard "I want to ask a question. I don't care whether you answer me or not. I just need to ask this aloud... The question that I have to ask is: what if the worst and most horrifying attack in this country's history was not the work of religious extremists?

"...If our own government was responsible--was responsible for the deaths of almost 100,000 people, would you really want to know?"

-- Detective Finch from the movie "V for Vendetta"

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El Libertario's editorial staff 09.06.2007 19:07
Venezuela: The case of RCTV and the fictional democratization of communication
* The Collective of "El Libertario", Venezuelan anarchist newspaper, makes public its reasoned out position in the debate generated by the case of RCTV, in where the current government imposes a solution where we pass from the meanness that the capitalistic private oligopoly of TV to the dreadful that could be the monopoly of a bureaucratic and authoritarian state.

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Stephen Lendman 09.06.2007 12:02
Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World
Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela.

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William Hughes 09.06.2007 11:31
Remembering the USS Liberty: Four Decades Later
Memorial Wreath for the USS Liberty On June 8, 1967, the Israelis attacked the USS Liberty killing 34 Americans. They insist it was an "accident." Lt. James M. Ennes, Jr., a Liberty veteran and an author, said it was "deliberate." A book, "Operation Cyanide," claims the attack was a set up to blame the Egyptians and bring the U.S. into the 1967 Six Day War on the side of Israel. Will the U.S. Congress do the Liberty justice? Lt. Ennes doubts it, but he adds: "We can't stop asking for it."

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fred faveluke 08.06.2007 23:42
Bad behavior at the rose festival
I really enjoy having the Rose Festival here. Sure, its a senseless popularity contest and corporate advertizing frenzy, but It's nice to see families together enjoying downtown.

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fred faveluke 08.06.2007 23:42
Bad behavior at the rose festival
I really enjoy having the Rose Festival here. Sure, its a senseless popularity contest and corporate advertizing frenzy, but It's nice to see families together enjoying downtown.

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TEATER 08.06.2007 21:07
LAWN CHAIRS -SIT LIE AND ROSE PARADE TAPERS..PORTLAND ,OREGON
my take of 2 sitting issues in one week, in portland ,oregon

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By PAUL CRAIG ROBERTS (reposted by anon) 08.06.2007 10:42
Why Did Bush Invade Iraq? The Secret War
American soldiers have been fighting and dying in Iraq since 2003, and Americans do not know why.

All the reasons President Bush gave us for his war are false. Bush said he invaded Iraq "to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, to end Saddam Hussein's support for terrorism, and to free the Iraqi people."

We now know that these were false claims. Disinformation about Iraq was produced by a special unit within the Pentagon run by Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Feith. The unit operated outside the normal intelligence channels of the CIA and DIA. Its purpose was to create false intelligence to enable Bush to initiate war with Iraq.

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Lew 07.06.2007 19:26
Another Month of Delayed Justice for Fouad Kaady
I think by now, most readers of Indymedia are aware of the circumstances surrounding the death of Fouad Kaady. If not, search out a copy of a very fine video (now on DVD!), "28 Seconds: The Killing of Fouad Kaady." You will be astounded. If you ever believed that the system of justice works, you will re assess your views. Since another month has passed without justice, I need to publish a reminder. It is all I can do.

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JJ 07.06.2007 12:32
The Recipe for War
Who said bush et al have not studied history? They clearly have read Hermann Goering. "Naturally the common people don't want war; neither in Russia, nor in England, nor in America, nor in Germany. That is understood. But after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship.

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Stephen Lendman 07.06.2007 10:49
Resource Wars - Can We Survive Them?
Resource Wars - Can We Survive Them?

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Stewart A. Alexander 07.06.2007 09:17
Presidential Candidate Will Ban Death Penalty
As president of the United States Stewart Alexander will fight for a constitutional ban on the death penalty; he will also direct his attorney general to investigate the cover-up in the Mumia case by the state officials in Pennsylvania, potentially charging these officials with obstruction of justice for covering up the frame-up.

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cassius 07.06.2007 07:59
about the carpenters/drywallers strike
Critics of the strike are wrong when they claim that strikers are selfish (hopefully).

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brian 06.06.2007 19:46
CANVAS and FREEDOM HOUSE shown to be linked
CANVAS,a suppose Gandhian non-violent site and Freedom House, linked as it is to the National Endowment for Democracy of infamous memory, are here shown to be linked

CANVAS has been behind some of the recent pro-RCTV actoins in Venezuela

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D. Qotsaisaw 06.06.2007 13:54
Follow up to "Green Scare Fallout in the Rogue Valley" letter
With the grace of time and some decent conversations, I'd like to offer a positive take on the issues I posted in my previous Op/Ed letter, 'Green Scare Fallout in the Rogue Valley.'

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