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Local information on three investors in Huntingdon Life Sciences and a supplier, Staples.
The sheer lack of representation in our government, Local, State, and Federal, has many up in arms as to what can be done. Here are just a few suggestions!
We talk about corporate globalization. We protest against it. But what are we DOING about it?
Just got back from the Ramona Africa and Craig Rosebraugh lecture. It was really quite powerful in a lot of ways, but disappointing in others.
Republican Mike Erickson is such a hypocrite, it is pathetic.
tens of thousands of innocent poorer american prison inmates need international assistance for legal fees in helping them attempt to exonerate themselves from the us penal colonies !!
What do you prefer, a long lasting solution or a temporary patch?
Portland Plan is long on involvement and short on results.
Third political parties do not compete on a level playing field in U.S. politics; the corporate media will spend more money in one day, promoting the campaigns of Senators John McCain, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, than the amount of money third political parties will spend in one year to promote their candidates, combined. While third party candidates are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on flyers and brochures, big corporations are spending millions to keep the names of their candidates in the public's view.
It is a fallacious and legalistic straw man ploy for any society or organization (such as the Department of Defense) to arrogate, as definition, that an individual must oppose "all" war on religious or ethical grounds to be considered a "conscientious objector". Simply to be "conscientious" means to act from one's "own" conscience—not from the collective hearsay of any particular group or on legalistic grounds of some corporate presumption. The individual conscience is the moral compass of conscientious authority.
the national cop forum is used to slander, harass, and falsify data against targets.
Time to reject the two-party plutocracy and vote for a great independent.
This is a letter I have just written to candidate Jeff Merkley
Everywhere in the world the contradiction is always more striking between the human needs and the needs of Capital, and profit. Grim murderous merry-go-round of stock exchanges and markets, cynical and murderous calendar of adjustment structural plans, all this implies for our class always more misery, deprivation, daily and generalized poisoning. Capital's catastrophe speeds up and it's always our class that picks up the tab!
Another important vote is coming up--will Blumenauer screw it up again?
This is a video I got in my inbox from the CAUSA the immigrant rights coalition here in Oregon. It is a very inspirational video. CAUSA's website is www.causaoregon.org and their blog is www.causaoregon.blogspot.com
anybody know what he's up to here?
The campaign of deception, otherwise known as America's war on terrorism, drags on, with this latest ploy of allowing the Iraqi government to decide for us whether to attack Iran, or not. The alleged "date-stamped weapons" gambit involves using Iranian weaponry obtained from America's allies in the Badr Brigade, to claim that the Mahdi Army of Muqtada al-Sadr is working with Iran to topple the Iraqi government.
At exactly 10:10pm, 3 very loud jets were heard soaring over SE Portland. These were definitely NOT commercial jets. 1) They were flying low. 2) they were EXTREMELY loud, and 3) They came one after another with about 45 seconds to 1.5 minutes apart from each other. Does anyone know what that is all about?
The polls are still open in Indiana, but no one told CBS..
Operation Phoenix was about massacring entire villages. The perpetrators have supplied the numbers used for a casualty count.
Caught this article about State Senator Rick Metsger, a Democrat. Seems he is great friends with the Xenophobes. Why would the Democratic Party would have someone like that as a member.
I think I'm gagging...
The Mandate of Heaven (Excerpt). A detailed account of Maoist Chinese foreign policy is beyond the scope of this article, but some examples will illustrate the central thesis: that China's foreign policy is in no way different from that of other world powers. The Three-Worlds Theory was used to justify Chinese alliances with right-wing reactionary governments during the 1970s and 1980s.
La escasa presencia de las acciones realizadas en conmemoraci?n del Primero de Mayo o del D?a Mundial por la Libertad de Prensa (3 de mayo) en los art?culos de apertura de portada de los medios representantes de las opiniones de Francia y de Espa?a es un s?ntoma que se confirma el 4 de abril con la noticia de la muerte del primer presidente de gobierno espa?ol del post-franquismo.
In what can only be described as a patently racist, and stupidly insensitive fluff piece, KGW TV just ran a story about "safety at Cinco de Mayo." They showed a lot of Latino families, implied that such a mass of dark-skinned people loomed with danger, and then assured people not to worry, the Portland police are on patrol, making us all... "safe."
At a gathering of counter- cultural types a few months ago , a question was asked of the featured speaker : " why the hell are we ( homo sapiens ) here ?"
The question was asked with regard to the fact that we are the only critters on the planet that have developed the ability and the arrogance to seriously harm entire ecosystems in pursuit of our self interest , the same systems that are essential to all life on this rock !
Not long after the question was posed , a spontaneous reply emanated from somewhere in the audience : " WE ARE HERE TO - BURN - ! "
"what is a unipolar world? However one might embellish this term, at the end of the day it refers to one type of situation, namely one centre of authority, one centre of force, one centre of decision-making. It is world in which there is one master, one sovereign. And at the end of the day this is pernicious not only for all those within this system, but also for the sovereign itself because it destroys itself from within."
The recent action taken by President Bush and the Feds, to reduce the time that 130 million Americans will need to wait before receiving their welfare checks, is another indication of the critical state the U.S. economy is now experiencing. Socialists believe it is necessary to create good paying jobs for working people rather than mailing millions of people a one time welfare check. Socialists have called for higher minimum wages and developing socially useful jobs for all working people.
Americans need a constitutional amendment making affordable universal health care a constitutional right.
Palfrey made it clear she had no intention of suicide, and warned she may be killed in this manner by powerful men threatened by her 'black book'. She just so happen to mention Cheney as a possible client.
You do the math.
The conspiracy to divide Bolivia must be denounced
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Friday, May 2nd, 2008.
1) Pentagon War Propaganda Operation Exposed
Interview with Peter Hart, analyst with the media watch group Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, conducted by Scott Harris
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Commentary on the KBOO am news for May 1st, 2008.
ººº With respect to the situation in Cuba these past few weeks, the Cuban Libertarian Movement - MLC (affinity group of Cuban anarchists in exile) speaks up to answer the unknowns and the challenges facing Cuban society. Ours is the voice of uncompromising commitment to freedom, equality and solidarity that has always been the sound of the Cuban anarchists.
Yep, I am watching a dying civilization over-affecting its last desperate gasps and grasps at the John Wayne days of wild west, one-man-one-horse-freedom. You notice in those westerns, they never show all the horse dung piled up in the streets of Dodge City. And who cleans up that shit?
The only reasons for the existence of GE crops are two: (A) to maximize profits for transnational corporations like Monsanto, Cargill and ADM - at the expense of our planet's well-being, its wildlife and its people; and (B), to exert complete control over our food supplies. These companies are as merciless as America's war contractors and Big Pharma industries.
The Iraq War is crashing our economy! We also now know that it was launched by the Bush-Cheney Gang based on 935 certifiable lies. Yet, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) continues to vote to fund it to the tune of $514 billion. Her excuse is that she "supports the troops." Vietnam War veteran, nurse and Peace activist, Ms. Madeleine Mysko, isn't buying Mikulski's dubious line. She wants the war ended and the troop brought safely back home, now.
A sobering summary of what we are up against. Call your reps and they will say that no one ever complains about chemtrails -- you are the first call. just for a laugh, try it.. then join the class action law suit in process.
Yesterday, April 28, 2008, about a hundred Natives and non-Native supporters marched along and blocked-off a major trucking route in East Vancouver, Coast Salish Territory, for several hours starting at about 3:00 PM, in solidarity with the struggle at Tyendinaga and Six Nations. The march was led by elders and stopped for drumming and singing at a few major intersections, causing massive traffic jams.
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Tuesday, April 29th, 2008.
ANSA on April 22.
"La Paz, April 22.— A commission of deputies are to investigate the case of Bolivian scholarship student who died in Cuba, and whose body was repatriated without several vital organs, including the brain."
Wow. For a few years now I've been laughing at people who think they need an SUV. I've always argued that in daily use a honda civic will do exactly the same thing as a Durango. I stand corrected. Heres a story from Hermiston.
The following article was written by a radical in the United States last summer. Although it deals with a different context, we felt that it raised problems and situations that have relevance for us here in Canada too. So we reprint the article here as a contribution to the discussion that many of us are engaging in at the present time. We anarchists and Syndicalists - indeed all who believe that the liberation of the workers is the task of the workers themselves - were too poorly organized and too weak to hold the revolution on a straight course towards socialism.
Why you should care about the raid on the FLDS.
Who we elect to the White House and the Congress will heavily influence the future of the Middle East. In some ways Obama and Clinton are similar--as are Novick and Merkley, but there are key differences as well.
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Let's not waste time cleaning up for the greedy.
The process of changes in favor of the Bolivian majority is at risk of being brutally restrained.
On May 1, all 29 ports on the U.S. West Coast are to be shut down by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) in protest against the U.S. war on Afghanistan and Iraq. This is a historic event of international significance: labor action against imperialist war by a major American union. The strategically placed port workers in the ILWU can bring commerce with Asia to a grinding halt, and they're about to demonstrate it. The maritime employers are already screaming, and you can bet it's got the attention of the warmongers in Washington. All labor should take up the challenge this poses: For workers strikes against the war! Meanwhile, immigrants' rights groups are once again mobilizing on May Day. And on April 30 and May 1, the independent truckers who move cargo to and from the docks may play an important role in a shutdown. The imperialist war on Afghanistan and Iraq is also a war on immigrants, minorities, working people and democratic rights "at home." We need to defeat this attack here and abroad, in opposition to both the capitalist war parties. The "antiwar movement," whose aim has always been to pressure the Democrats, is at a dead end. What's needed is working-class action independent of the bosses. What that takes is a fundamental break from the Democratic Party and the pro-capitalist politics that infuse the labor bureaucracy.
In a town where animal cruelty is the claim to fame, a couple of students stand up with (gasp)sidewalk chalk!
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Friday, April 25th, 2008.
(This guide is pretty good. Not quite thorough enough, but closer than most like it. I've added in some spots where I felt it lacked. Feel free to add tips from your experiences as well.)
Most election posts are only available by clicking the "ELECTION 2008" LINK at the top of the lefthand column on the home page here.
Commentary on the KBOO am news for Wednesday, April 23rd, 2008.
There is a bold, powerful option for Hillary to use right now.
Rural America grows the food, harvests the timber and produces the power essential to the survival of urban America. Factory farms work fields as far as the eye can see drawing water from the surrounding settlements and forests. Power plants are sited on once pristine environments. Rural farm kids are fighting the war in Iraq and Afghanistan ... Rural America needs to dig in its heels and stop carrying water.
And of course she was one who could tell the blatant and unmitigated truth. No mealy-mouther her. No—not Randi Rhodes. But then she called Hillary Clinton a "f**king" whore at a speech event in the Frisco Bay area. It got on the Internet via YouTube and made a splash—daring. Some rightly protest that Hillary is indeed a whore—so what is the big deal? But while we are collectively soul searching about her leaving Air America under the situation, we might note that we are all, or most of us, compromisers to some extent with spiritual lessons to learn.
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