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And the beat goes on..........
I have often stated that progressives must abandon party labels to vote for issues - not for a Democratic (big D) party logo or for corporate sponsored candidates of either party. Frequently, I have also insisted that the many apathetic citizens who don't vote are not going to be motivated by more of the same but some Democrats have told me that, "Really frustrated Dems, like yourself, have been saying essentially the same thing for 70 years, at least." - I wonder if really frustrated Dems continue to repeat the same complaint because fascism has lurked in the wings of our national life since the era of the robber barons. I have very lately come to believe that corporatism or fascism infects both parties, and that the conservative counter-revolution could not have succeeded so well without the votes and complicity of centrist Democrats.
August 13, 2007 at 05:14:52
Recapture "No-Bid" Contractor Charges by Mandatory Renegotiation of Contracts! Use Funds for New GI BILL!
There is an eminent precedent for recapturing excessive profits from government contractors associated with No-Bid Contracts in Wartime and Let's see if Nancy Pelosi, is going to take that off the table as well! Use the funds for a New GI BILL!
Many people are asking the question, "Why are the Democrats not doing anything about this administration?" How can G.W. take the white house against the expressed will of the people, not once but twice? How can this current band of thieves get away with stealing so much from Americans, Iraqis, and ROW, wealth, liberty, health, security, economic security, and life?
A Harvard study specifically maps a 10 kiloton nuclear detonation in NW Portland. This info corroborates the threat that the upcoming terror drill, Noble Resolve, will become a second 9/11. http://bcsia.ksg.harvard.edu/BCSIA_content/documents/DayAfterWorkshopReport_May2007.pdf
A lot has changed since 9/11, mostly all for the worse. When I took the commuter train from Baltimore to Washington, D.C., on the morning of Aug. 7, 2007, "Big Brother" knew I was on it, since an ID is needed to buy a ticket. When I got to D.C., "Big Brother's'" cameras watched me get on and off the Metrorail. When I tried to videotape a demonstration at the DOE, a security guard threatened to confiscate my camcorder and to put me "in handcuffs!"
Bush administration has turned the INS into a tool of wealthy corporations allowing all manner of undocumented workers so long as it benefits factory farms and corporations. While ignoring those truly in need of asylum and assistance in places like Darfur and Tibet. Bush's henchmen allow violent masoginist criminals to remain for the benefit of big donors.
Noble Resolve 7-2 is a test of emergency management software. Same software was in place and tested during and after Hurricane Katrina. The test is being funded by Department of Homeland Security. PDF links below give information about effective resistance to martial law.
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary -- http://www.btlonline.org
Cheap Chinese products are a powerful and insidious destructive force. Free trade globalism more than violent terrorism or military attack is bringing America to its knees. The Chinese have us by our budget-deficit balls. Our government depends on China for loaning us money and for not dumping the vast hoard of over one trillion dollars it has accumulated by financing our huge deficits and selling us virtually everything. Dumping dollars is called the Chinese economic nuclear option.
"The country is ripe for a change," said Sheehan, who spoke at a podium with her son's photograph attached to it. "It's going to start right here and right now."
"no more republicrats!"
Could another Republican from Texas really be America's only hope. Reality is stranger then fiction.
Lately I have seen many posts about a possible "false flag" (I just call it imperialism at work) attack involving Portland, OR. As an anarchist I have found the suggested response of calling and writing elected officials a waste of time. Don't beg for freedom. Fight for it!
Could the only hope for America be another Republican from Texas. Reality is stranger then Fiction.
Toyota Prius owners: Join the Boycott of Toyota and the other automakers.
And the beat goes on.......
Please Mr Dick Cheney do not nuke Portland
My experiences being deployed into combat zones around the world and how the US government's training of their infantry soldiers has the potential to breed hate. We need to educate our soldiers on the cultures and languages of the people we are sent to help.
"At this point I really have no remaining reservations about the interaction of external ELF radiation on cerebral operations." Retired economist - Name withheld by request.
"Also, I can't remember if I told you, but for all the fact that ELF and related tech are often the subject of wild speculation, I got confirmation -- from all people! -- from my father that the Navy continues to operate an ELF array in Kuluk Bay, Adak, Alaska, despite the fact that the island has been abandoned, the intelligence intercept station has been shut down, and even the nuclear waste dump is unattended. What's going on there?
As they say in Alice in Wonderland, "curiouser and curiouser".
This interview with Leonard Weinglass, appeals attorney for Antonio Guerrero was conducted by Gloria La Riva, coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five, on August 1, 2007.
From hypothesis to theory...
Analyses of 9/11 witness accounts should take into account the phenomena explained in this paper.
Elizabeth F. Loftus, Planting misinformation in the human mind: A 30-year investigation of the malleability of memory, Learning and Memory 12:361-36(2005)
Citizens for Legitimate Government, a multi-partisan activist group established to expose the Bush Coup d'Etat and oppose the Bush occupation in all of its manifestations.
Portland is a hub of software development for NORTHCOM, NSA and Department of Homeland Security.
As 9/11 truth grows in our community the need to be critical of it does as well.
Everything must be on the table for resisting the takeover by these hired killers. Good article-- Reality check.
A Native American Consumer Advocacy group, New Age Frauds and Plastic Shamans, has been repeatedly denied free speech rights on the internetby the very frauds that they expose!
why is alex jones called a racist?
Article by Kameelah ( http://kameelahwrites.blogspot.com/2007/08/safe-terms-euphemisms-distracting.html)
For those who want to deepen their understanding of racism/white supremacy
This report suggests the need for patients to be much more careful (than previously considered reasonable)especially when the fbi or the cia have a motive to torture or kill the targeted patient.
Congress persons everywhere will be quaking in their Italian leather boots and pumps and will immediately (if not sooner) put an end to the war because.....
The true inhabitants of Turtle Island will reclaim ALL of their lands.
The so-called civilized colonials continue to delude themselves that they
will remain on Turtle Island.
We will take ALL of our lands back from the lying and thieving europeans,
and we will run every single colonial misfit off of our lands.
A few weeks ago, I met with Representative Adam Smith (D-WA) to ask why he does not support impeachment. His view was that many Presidents violated the Constitution, so what was the big deal? Besides, he said, Bush and Cheney will be repudiated in the 2008 election.
This is yet another reason we need to create an independent Cascadia. One free from privatization, corporatists and indept policies.
It is now taken for granted that social services in the U.S. will be under-funded - if they are funded at all. This isn't because average people think that such things are unimportant, but because we've been taught by "our" representatives in government that even a miniscule social safety net is economically impossible (it is never explained why - it just is). As this approach continues to dominate mainstream political life, the living standards of working people everywhere are being destroyed, and the meager reforms politicians have always promised us have devolved into even tinier crumbs and counter-reforms. Indeed, reforms that benefit the working class seem to be impossible in Washington now-a-days, precisely at a time when the wealth of the country has never been greater. To make sense out of such irrationality, one has to consider that this issue isn't limited to the 50 states of the U.S. - it's an international problem, and its cause is no accident.
A good example is the horribly mis-named Job Creation Act of 2004. This bill was the result of years of struggle in the international courts of the World Trade Organization (WTO) between the European Union (EU) and the United States. The EU won a decision that said the U.S. must stop subsidizing their native corporations (giving U.S. corporations a trade advantage, and thus violating the ignored-when-convenient policy of "free-trade"). The U.S. Congress reacted swiftly, and engineered a way to indirectly subsidize their native corporations by eliminating taxes.
"In some ways we probably all underestimated the depth of the mistrust and how difficult it would be for these guys (Iraqis of different religious perspectives, regions, etc) to come together on legislation," Gates said.
Especially the anonymous activist who scheduled the 9/11 action at the same time and place as the Hiroshima Day event... WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE IT WAS AT A HIROSHIMA DAY EVENT! What is the matter with you? Who ever you are?
* The newspaper Tierra y Libertad, mouthpiece of the Iberian Anarchist Federation, published in edition 227 of June 2007 this manifesto of the International of Anarchist Federations (IAF-IFA; www.iaf-ifa.org) in support of those who in Venezuela today confront the bureaucratic capitalist project of the Chavez government as well as their social democrat and right wing opponents.
To Love, is all We can do
Now is the time to support The Red and Black Cafe.
People should look twice before they support Ron Paul.
Not only have you graduated as medical doctors, but also as humanists. You have learned what it means to practice international solidarity and have understood the reality of preventive and healing medicine in a socio-political context. This brings to reality the much celebrated phrase of José Martí: Homeland is Humanity.
By relying on Mediators and Democrats rather than mobilizing the potential power of their own ranks and working class communities, Union leaders deliver another set back for Labor in the Bay Area.
Below is the correspondence I wrote to Commissioner Sam Adams regarding the upcoming "terror drills" to be conducted in Portland.
The Blue Angels are back in town...At a time when oil is more expensive than ever, at a time we are told there is no money for social services, at a time when people are angry about an illegal occupation aka war, in Iraq, and at a time when the earth is suffering from global warming, these Blue Angels are flaunting it in the face of all these issues, as if they are just thumbing their coned noses right at us. They care not about their pollution, their noise, the war...
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine --Weekly Summary -- http://www.btlonline.org
Puppet regimes may come and go, but one of the greatest threats to freedom for most Americans is the Fourth Estate of propaganda and lies. This industry makes and breaks politicians. This industry and other elitists can easily handle a regime change—but they will continue to survive and thrive. Forget burning the flag: burn your newspaper instead—or one you especially despise.
I just got this. Please call DeFazio and tell him his ignorance is stunning and unacceptable. Impeachment is not about punishing Bush and Cheney--it is about restoring the Constitution and we impeachment folks have been very clear about this. And yes, remind him that is his primary job. We expect him, and all elected officials, to protect and defend the Constitution--to live up to their oath of office. His letter gives the same tired argument we have been receiving from the Democrats for the past year. And btw, the Court found Bush guilty of illegal wiretapping. He really needs to do his homework.
What incredible levels of voter pessimism and cynicism exist!
This is a send up of the old game show "To Tell The Truth!" ...as applied to 9/11 activism in Portland. And a lesson in how disorganization in activism ...ANY activism...can lead to farcical results.
Waiting for Congressman Blumenauer to stand up
The Venezuelan revolution, led by socialist President Hugo Chavez, has captured the imagination of millions of people around the world with its increasingly successful challenge to US imperialism and US-backed neoliberal policies that have caused widespread impoverishment across Latin America. Since Chavez's re-election in December on an explicitly socialist platform, there has been a struggle to significantly "deepen" the revolutionary process towards creating a "socialism of the 21st century".
One aspect of the process that has been closely watched internationally is the role of the workers' movement. Venezuela's union movement has been traditionally weak, organising only a small minority of workers. However, enormous hopes were raised with the formation of the National Union of Workers (UNT) in 2003, which supported the revolutionary process. The UNT quickly overtook the right-wing, discredited Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CTV), which had helped organise attempts to overthrow the Chavez government.
Isn't it becoming increasingly apparent that the power structure in this country is capable of criminal activity on a grand scale ? And isn't it also apparent that the majority of 'good' americans , INCLUDING those of the the Democratic ilk , would just as soon turn away from having to deal with this troubling realization in any direct way , and that corpo media promotes the dumbing down of these ' good citizens ' so that their escape into ignorance is considered sanctioned and approved in main stream culture ?
The issue of health care is on the minds of millions of American workers. The crisis of the health care industry is well-documented in Michael Moore's popular new film "SiCKO". After two terms under Bush, many are looking to the Democrats as an alternative. Every Democrat running for President has a "health care plan" - but what exactly does this mean? Can any of these "liberal" representatives of the ruling class really offer American workers a way out of the disaster of private health insurance?
Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton is well-known for her failed attempt to introduce a "managed competition" health care plan in the 1990s. Today, even that compromise-with-private insurers plan is too "radical" for her. She is now proposing an altogether vague plan for health care "reform". This should come as no surprise, since she has received more campaign money from health care and insurance lobbyists over the last few years than any other candidate. Hillary, like her NY cohort Giuliani, both agree on "market-based" solutions as the only acceptable route for health system reform. She maintains that a single-payer system is "politically unrealistic". She is working with former Speaker of the House, Republican Newt Gingrich, for "incremental" reforms that would include private insurers, with the government subsidizing insurance premiums for those unable to pay.
Barack Obama, who previously resisted making any concrete proposals for health care reform, has recently come out with a plan not dissimilar to Clinton's market based plan. Obama has said he opposes a national single-payer system, in favor of "voluntary solutions" instead of "government mandates".
Waiting for our Congressman to read the Constitution
khalid awan is facing a bogus,fabricated case since 9/11 in USA.
Over and over again in my Yahoo Internet groups and on the street I hear Americans railing about the same two issues: immigration and the war. I see that the two problems are as intertwined as the circulatory system of Siamese twins.
Our politicians are caught in between the devil and the deep blue: they must not buck the corporations who fund their campaigns nor can they afford to piss off the voter . Twins under the skin, neither a neocon nor a centrist will ever regret voting for the war or the Patriot Act - ONLY a bad economy would cause voters to turn upon their politicians more viciously than they have after a war gone bad.
If Henry Ford were not already dead, he should be tried for crimes against humanity.
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