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sui generis 22.04.2008 09:33
0422 am 'Get This' news
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008.

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Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee 22.04.2008 09:25
March on May Day -- Fighting holiday of the world's workers!
The Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee's leaflet for May Day 2008. A printable PDF version is available at:  http://www.seattleaic.org/files/saic_march_on_may_day_2008.pdf

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xoxoxoxoxoxox 22.04.2008 05:33
The first Earth Day video
On this edition of Earth day, it's important to note one of the first video images that started to impress upon the country the need for change.

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Brian 21.04.2008 11:29
Reportback from April 17th Action at Mexican Consulate
Members of Portland State University student groups M.E.Ch.A., Las Mujeres, North American Solidarity, Amnesty International PSU, and community groups Portland Central America Solidarity Committee, Cascadia Root Force, Oregon Oaxaca Solidarity will hold a march and rally outside the Mexican Consulate to demand a thorough investigation of the ambush and murder of two women community media activists in Oaxaca, Mexico. These groups also condemn the paramilitary repression of indigenous women and community media projects.

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Michael Schiffmann, Journalists for Mumia 21.04.2008 01:21
Justice Is Just an Emotional Feeling: Judge Sabo’s 1995-97 Kangaroo Court
When on August 2, 1995 the defense tried to subpoena clerks from the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts as well as the Jury Commissioner of the County of Philadelphia as part of their PCRA petition argument that jury pools were not drawn "from a fair cross section of the community," Sabo silenced attorney Wolkenstein and had her locked up in a jail cell instead. All subpoenas were quashed, leading attorney Jonathan Piper to state during the defense's closing argument on September 11, 1995: "We have been precluded from presenting any evidence with respect to the racially-biased manner in which jury pools were selected in Philadelphia in 1982." This is particularly stupefying since

Twelve and a half years later, the 3rd Circuit Court of appeals (1) denies Abu-Jamal relief on the question of racism in jury selection because of an alleged lack of defense data on the racial composition of the jury pool, the very question Wolkenstein tried to address when Sabo locked her up, and (2) declares that whatever Judge Sabo did during the PCRA hearings can no longer be part of any federal review, including his move to block the defense from getting hold of the data that the court now demands.

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Stephen DeVoy 20.04.2008 20:49
Love a Snitch for Progress
Snitches get stitches? Is there a better way?

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Jody Paulson 20.04.2008 13:02
Parasites
An essay about the vampires running the machine.

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Carlos Ortiz de Zárate 20.04.2008 11:00
Carta de Maquiavelo a la señora Maigret
Señora; los "poderes" de este planeta invocan mi método y con menor frecuencia, mi nombre. Lo que hacen, en realidad, es violar ambos. Supongo que Aristóteles podría expresar, con sobrada razón, lo mismo. En nombre de esos poderes o de otros supuestos poderosos, usted o cualquier otro pueden ser arrastrados a la hoguera por el "juicio sumarísimo" de la descalificación, de la atribución del "saber" y de la política.

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jeffery mcnary 20.04.2008 09:56
callin' on maceo
who is running and why?

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StevetheGreen 19.04.2008 17:57
Reform vs. Revolution is a false dichotomy
Judging by the ever widening gap between the various factions on the American political left, it would seem that the age-old "reform vs. revolution" debate is still alive and well today. The question is should it be?

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William Hughes 19.04.2008 07:53
Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire
Rep. Ron Paul Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America's global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!

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ex-organic buyer 18.04.2008 14:53
What IS Organic really?
Are you really saving your life by spending that extra $2?

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Lawyers For Poor Americans USA Volunteers 18.04.2008 11:13
WHEN THE US CONGRESS DENIED THE MASSES OF AMERICANS THEIR POSSIBLE FREEDOMS !
When the wealthiest country in the world continues to allow the enslavement of the tens of thousands of their own innocent Middle Class and Working Poor to decades of false imprisonment,it's time to ask for International help!Currently there are reported to be 100,000 falsely imprisoned Americans living along with the estimated 2,000,000 US prison population nationwide.America now has the very unique distinction of not only being rated the #1 in the World for having the largest prison population,but America also has the distinct rating of having the largest wrongfully imprisoned prison population in the World as well.Our US Congress affords themselves all the perks and salary most Americans could only dream about,but ask anyone of these Leaders Of The Free World to protect our Middle Class or Working Poor Americans from continuing to be falsely imprisoned endless decades due to the lack of federal appeal legal counsel being afforded them, and you just might be thought of as being crazy?

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El Libertario, Venezuela 17.04.2008 15:36
Anarchism in Venezuela, past and present
* He aquí un apretado bosquejo de la huella libertaria en el proceso histórico de este país, preparado por integrantes del Colectivo Editor de El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. Esperamos que sirva como referencia útil para quienes se interesen en el tema.

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El Libertario, Venezuela 17.04.2008 15:34
Ayer y Hoy del Anarquismo en Venezuela
* He aquí un apretado bosquejo de la huella libertaria en el proceso histórico de este país, preparado por integrantes del Colectivo Editor de El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. Esperamos que sirva como referencia útil para quienes se interesen en el tema.

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rodentia citizen 17.04.2008 12:00
The Debate: Hillary "Red-Baits" Obama
Clinton bares her fangs in a perfect imitation of Joe McCarthy

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Joel S. Hirschhorn 16.04.2008 13:10
The Most Powerful People in America
Consumers have enormous power that is not being used.

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William Hughes 16.04.2008 06:53
AFL-CIO’s John J. Sweeney Fears “an American Nightmare!”
John J. Sweeney On April 8, 2008, John J. Sweeney said in Baltimore, MD, that the country is going down the tubes and dragging working class people with it. He's the head of the national AFL-CIO. He added that in November: "We have an opportunity to reverse these awful trends." On May 1, 2008, West coast dockworkers are calling a work stoppage to protest the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps, Mr. Sweeney will join them on the picket line. Stay tuned.

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Jody Paulson 15.04.2008 14:48
George Bush: Makin' Progress ...
A little update on the issues that defined the Bush presidency: Iraq, Katrina, Afghanistan, 9-11

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T. Brown 15.04.2008 13:58
Jane Doe's story: F.Y.I . on the Q.T.
Jane was an environmentalist. Still is. But she won't go to another action again. Ever.

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fred 14.04.2008 21:03
Damn Farmers!
My best friend lives on/ "manages" a farm southwest of Salem

I always tease him by saying "if it hurts farmers I'll vote for it"

He just laughs and agrees with me. (Good thing cause he could squash me like a bug)

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sui genris 14.04.2008 11:13
April 14th, 2008 am 'Get This' news
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Monday, April 14th, 2008.

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Taz Alago 14.04.2008 07:56
Wyoming Outfitter Comments On Wyoming Wolf "Management Plan"
Wyoming outfitter Bob Jackson strongly criticizes Wyoming's so-called "management plan," explaining some of the devious ways Wyoming hopes to entirely exterminate wolves from the state, despite strident claims to the contrary.

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Rhett Thor 13.04.2008 16:00
A Theory About Conspiracy Theories—American Style:
omehow, in our corrupted culture of political correctness and judgmentality the notion of a "mere" theory is suspect on its face. In this Orwellian world of black and white dogma the very notion of hypothetically constructing a potential scenario is held in much dismissive contempt. Why? Trivial as it may seem, the word 'theory' is actually a cognate of the word 'theatre', as ancient Greek 'theatron' meant to look or view. So normally a theory is something that one views and contemplates—that is if one feels psychological free to do so—without arbitrarily dumping on a theory one has only half-heartedly and begrudgingly investigated.

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clark 12.04.2008 13:43
Silas Stillman Soule
individual courage

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NOMOREWAR_FORISRAEL 11.04.2008 09:48
Iran War, Real Fear Petraeus Beating War Drums for Attack
Iran War, Real Fear Petraeus Beating War Drums for Attack
Why aren't we talking about this?

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Rod Svoboda 11.04.2008 08:55
Monsanto Exerts Monopoly Control: Farmers Face 50% Roundup Price Hike
NW RAGE Comment: Now that Monsanto has locked in thousands of farmers to use its genetically engineered crops that are addicted to Roundup we see the first of many price hikes to extract even more money out of our struggling farmers. Expect to see price hikes in the 'Technology Use Fees' that companies charge for each acre of GE crop a farmer grows (currently for GE corn it is $15/acre on top of the expensive seed and now the huge increase in Roundup).

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William Hughes 10.04.2008 13:53
Ike’s Warning on Military-Industrial Complex Ignored
Cover The Complex Book If President Dwight D. "Ike" Eisenhower returned from the grave, he would be appalled by today's Military-Industrial Complex, a/k/a, "The Complex." In 1961, the old warrior, warned the nation about the "unwarranted influence" of that insidious combination of forces: the Pentagon, Defense contractors and the Congress. Nick Turse's new book, "The Complex: How The Military Invades Our Everyday Lives," is a wake up call about that current danger.

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Workers International League - Portland 10.04.2008 10:45
Non-Profits, Privatization, and Capitalism
As soon as we begun organizing our workplace into a union— a drug and alcohol rehab center— the murky non-profit world proved to be an obstacle. When first approached, many of our coworkers asked the same question, "would a union even work at a non-profit"? And to this we normally answered, "why not?" - Although a better answer might have been, "Why do non-profit workers believe they should have less rights or pay than other workers?" And with this question you've opened a Pandora's Box that leads down a series of questions and answers that reveal a lot about how modern society functions, especially the relationship between workers' standard of living, non-profits, and the present state of the capitalist system itself.

To help explain the gargantuan role that non-profits play in modern society, a book of essays about the subject -- cleverly named The Revolution Will Not be Funded-- was released by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. In its introduction chapter, the book explains how non-profits have evolved into organizations that divert political movements into dead ends, shape public opinion, and most relevant to this article, perform services previously done by the state.
The rise of the private non-profit service sector is not a historic accident, but correlates perfectly with the downfall of state-run social services. Nor is the destruction of the state sector accidental, but a necessary phase that showcases the sickness of our economic system, capitalism. For the best advocates of the free-market system, the dismantling of the state sector can't happen fast enough. Regan and his English counterpart, Margaret Thatcher, were the ones— fully endorsed by the capitalist class— to first implement the measures that have, to this day, cleared the way for the private sector to further encroach on public terrain.

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saddened . . 10.04.2008 10:42
Stealing in Salem
It's not just the corporations . .

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Multinational Monitor, USA 10.04.2008 08:00
HEADS MONSANTO WINS, TAILS WE LOSE; THE GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOOD GAMBLE
There have been few experiments as reckless, overhyped and with as little potential upside as the rapid rollout of genetically modified crops.

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Carol Brouillet 09.04.2008 22:47
Review of Able Danger - The Movie
Able Danger - The movie When the media refuses to get out the basic facts, how does one reach the public? Through art, music, film, literature. Here's a gem of a film that will reach audiences who would never watch a straight documentary. It's fast paced, rich in information, detail, drama and very highly produced.

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sd 09.04.2008 18:58
Do We Really Want to Go There?
The price of surveillance.

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T. Brown 09.04.2008 12:29
The Case Of The Videographer StandingToo Close To The Cop...Or Not
My analysis of "Joe Anybody's" encounter filming police, first reported in the Portand Mercury by Matt Davis, April 3rd.

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Otter 09.04.2008 11:56
Good article about urban enviro elitism.
Article from Orion magazine, about urban environmentalists who hate rednecks. A little too long, but worth skimming at least.

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sui generis 09.04.2008 11:21
0409 am 'Get This' news
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Wednesday, April 9th, 2008.

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Ofuq Dontgo 08.04.2008 17:51
Olympic Flame Extinguished!!!
The flame was extinguished, even before it began it's trip.

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X9 08.04.2008 13:58
Catholic schoolgirls disrupt mass to protest the war; ISO leaders call it "boneheaded"
Some thoughts regarding an editorial in the April 4, 2008 issue of "Socialist Worker," newspaper of the Trotskyist International Socialist Organization (U.S.).

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interested party 08.04.2008 11:53
Iraq "Status of Forces Agreement" to extend occupation indefinitely
A new report outlines a leaked draft of an agreement between the US and Iraq which may extend the occupation despite strong opposition by both the US congress and the Iraqi parliament. If it is passed undemocratically, don't think there won't be riots...

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Lor 07.04.2008 18:45
A note on dog training and Shelter overpopulation
I think an Issue often overlooked in the pet overpopulation crisis is the proper training of your animals. Untrained dogs are given to shelters because they 'misbehave' and they stay there because they have a lack of training. Training your dog and any animal you may have is extremely important.

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H. Lewis Smith 06.04.2008 12:35
African Americans Are Spellbound
African Americans from all walks of life—ranging from doctorate degree owners, academia professionals, ministers, politicians, or corporate executives, to ill-educated people—share a commonality when it comes to the n-word: They are mesmerized by its hypnotic influence.

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Anonymous 05.04.2008 13:54
Anarchist Propaganda III
sui generis 04.04.2008 10:49
0403 am 'Get This' news
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Thursday, April 3rd, 2008.

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William Hughes 04.04.2008 09:41
Like Dubya: Pelosi, Clinton and Mikulski Deserve Boos, Too!
Gang of Three In Washington, D.C., President George W. Bush was loudly booed on opening day, March 30, 2008. He tossed out the ceremonial first pitch and the huge baseball crowd gave him an earful. Too bad, the "Gang of Three," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Hillary Clinton, and Sen. Barbara Mikulski, weren't with him on the mound. They have enabled the Iraq conflict by voting to fund it, despite their promise to "end the war." They deserve boos, too!

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Zcascadia 04.04.2008 06:53
Radical Botany: Skillshare-Seeds and wild plants-Valuable?
Our valuables We are in the season where we should be planning to grow our own food. In Cascadia we can grow food year round. Even chard and some root crops can survive the cold winters here. But why should we bother when there is so much food in our stores and local farms? - Seeds are more valuable than gold. Wild plants need to be let back into the city. They are our most valuable resource and need tending too.

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Rob los Ricos 03.04.2008 16:19
Lessons to be learned from Bear Sterns bail-out
The government is standing by to rescue investor's money when they indulge in questionable lending and investment practises. What can we learn from this?

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Jeff Leys, Voices for Creative Nonviolence. 03.04.2008 00:15
Fracturing the Peace to End the War
The Story of the Holy Name 6:

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gwon 02.04.2008 11:43
Boycotting China
What a waste of time . .

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Stewart A. Alexander 02.04.2008 10:27
Socialists: Re-Thinking Electric Cars and Automobile Industry
Today, it has become necessary to re-think the future of three industries to reduce U.S. dependency on oil; the automobile industry, the petroleum industry and the ethanol industry. The future direction of these three industries will definitely determine the quality of life for working class people for the next 300 years. The world will face certain economic and environmental disasters, including severe food shortages worldwide, if world governments fail to exercise proper controls over the automobile, petroleum and ethanol industries.

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someone who cares 02.04.2008 09:18
Female US Soldiers Raped By Male Soldiers - Liberated Iraqi Women Frequently Raped
As if the shame of Abu Graib, CIA Rendition, and Gitmo are not enough, Bush's war in Iraq has been an epidemic of rape. Not only are the Iraqi women that Bush and Cheney "liberated" frequently raped, but US service women now have a better chance of being raped by male US soldiers than of being injured in combat!!

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Anonymous 01.04.2008 22:52
Anarchist Propaganda: I
Jeff Leys, VCNV 01.04.2008 22:34
The Story of the Holy Name 6: Fracturing the Peace to End the War
Don't fracture the peace.

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724 "P" 01.04.2008 19:34
Prohibition of rights
The Democrats rethink the Bill of Rights

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T. Brown 01.04.2008 11:18
Bill's Story: F.Y.I. on the Q.T.
Note: all names and some details have been changed to protect the privacy of all parties...even those who may not deserve it.

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Shane Jones 01.04.2008 11:10
The real foreign policy of Barack Obama
"War is politics by other means." - Carl von Clausewitz

"I am not opposed to all wars. I'm opposed to dumb wars." - Barack Obama

Many people are looking to the Democrats, and in particular to Barack Obama for a real change, especially when it comes to the Iraq war. But on the question of war and foreign policy, does Obama really differ from the current White House administration, or from his party mate Hillary Clinton, or for that matter, from the entire DC political establishment?


You can tell a lot about a person based on the company he or she keeps. Obama is backed by people like billionaire Warren Buffet, who has made his fortune forming and investing in companies that exploit literally millions of people around the globe. Obama's main foreign policy advisor is Zbigniew Brzezinski, a staunch anti-communist who was a key player in the U.S. support and aid to the counter-revolutionary Mujahedin in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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sui generis 01.04.2008 10:29
0331 am 'Get This' news
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Monday, March 31st, 2008.

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By JOHN V. WALSH 01.04.2008 10:11
The Shunning of Ralph Nader
No sooner did Ralph Nader announce his run for president than Katrina Van den Heuval at The Nation was pounding out a frantic plea to Ralph to quit the race. Her assault on Ralph, reminiscent of how her mag treated him in 2004, was the first sign that the Democratic establishment was soiling its collective panties for fear of Ralph's run. Clearly they had reason for concern, since Nader/Gonzalez raised $300,000 on their first day of fundraising. (Matt Gonzalez who nearly won the mayoralty race in San Francisco as a Green has now left the Green Party to join Nader's independent candidacy.)

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Sierra Sherpa 01.04.2008 09:15
America! America! America!
Pay. Pay. Pay.

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William Hughes 01.04.2008 08:48
Regime Change: An American Addiction
Iraq Oil at Risk I would like to blame the Neocons for America's sordid record of "regime change" around the globe, but I can't! For Iraq, yes! But, sadly, the U.S. has been in the dirty business of "regime change" for at least 110 years going back to the days that it unlawfully seized Hawaii. Author Stephen Kinzer's book, "Overthrow: America's Century of Regime Change," tells the story of how 14 countries, many in Central America, came under our hegemony.

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Project Humanbeingsfirst.org 31.03.2008 20:55
Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent!
This heads-up wakeup call has embedded links for self-study so that the reader can affirm the truth or falsity of this warning and reach his or her own informed conclusions on the matter. The full url is  http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/warningamerica-nuking-iran-imminent.html

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