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High drama, suspense and political intrigue drew audiences from the four corners of the nation for the World Premiere of "Washington, You're Fired" at this year's 28th annual Breckenridge Festival of Film.
The platforms of the Socialist Party USA and Peace and Freedom Party outline fundamental approaches that will promote economic policy that will benefit working people. Both socialist parties are rejecting the economic strategies of the Democrats, Republicans, and their candidates; advancing U.S. imperialism and waging war is not the answer for our economy that is now in economic free fall.
It's easy to look at queer Pride festivals and see the commodification. Every other booth is trying to sell you a rainbow. Smirnoff, Starbucks and Safeway are all over the place along with many many more businesses. However there are lots of other groups involved with Pride. They just don't have as big of logos as the businesses do.
I was walking around the Pride NW festival today at the waterfront park, not really paying attention to the businesses because I didn't have a dollar to give them anyway. However, I did notice the social service and community organizations that were there.
Anger at rapidly rising food prices has now been surpassed in the US by anger at the high cost of gas and getting to work. For the 2 billion ordinary people around the globe that live on less than $2 a day, the current global food crisis is having a huge impact. It is likely that more people will starve to death in the coming months than die as a result of all the current wars on the planet combined. How did this situation arise?
It may not have been his intention but the fact remains
Part of me shares the enthusiasm for Barack Obama. After all, how could someone calling themself a progressive not sense the importance of what it means to have an African-American so close to the presidency? But as his campaign has unfolded, and I heard that we are not red states or blue states for the 6th or 7th time, I realized I knew virtually nothing about him. Like most, I know he gave a stirring speech at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. I know he defeated Alan Keyes in the Illinois Senate race; although it wasn't much of a contest (Keyes was living in Maryland when he announced). Recently, I started looking into Obama's voting record, and I'm afraid to say I'm not just uninspired: I'm downright fearful. Here's why:
when god's face turned red !
THe Automakers have spun the myth that the world needs to wait for advances in Lithium batteries before electric cars can be practical. That notion is completely false.
How long do we wait?
They moved the articles of Impeachment to committee again. They (the democrats) will not allow bush to be stopped. He WILL bomb Iran unless we remove him from power
General Thomas Hartmann "they will see every piece of evidence
that goes to the finder of fact, whether classified or not, I
want to make that very clear."
Who's 'They' Kemosabe?
It is time the U.S. "steps-up to the plate" and starts "swinging" aggressively at the oil cartel.
But why is Ivy Leaguer and east coast elitist William Kristol, who never served in the United States military himself, whining about what Obama says in respect to the U.S. military? Apparently we must weigh in the fact that William Kristol, and his father, are ardent neo-conservatives whose ideological founder was Leo Strauss. More importantly we need note that Leo Strauss was a " t" political philosopher who taught at the University of Chicago.
Iraqi Lawmakers Oppose US Deal Without Withdrawal
"Liberal", my ass! Portland is such a goddamn hypocritical, RACIST fucking city! YOU PEOPLE are all such hypocrites. Portland is just like any other goddamn Amerikkkan city, full of shit!!!
Hunger-Striker Explains Purpose for Striking Against NW Natural Gas Company and the Proposed Liquefied Natural Gas Transmission System.
KPTV just ran a report on PADL's protests against Ungar furs. It was the most pathetic piece of yellow journalism I've seen since Kyle Iboshi uttered the words, "Was Fouad Kaady on drugs?"
Counter-advice to the corporatist advice.
Y cabría preguntarse entonces a qué obedece esa impunidad que impermeabiliza hasta hoy frente a la Justicia al representante más siniestro de los terroristas conocidos.
I recently came across this pamphet and found it highly unconvincing, there seems to be a lack of information about why people engage in in violence for political purposes, wheras there is a dirth of propaganda for belivers in nonviolence. I hope this pamhlet can be a part of correcting this and bringing down the religion of non violence.
You may wish to ask Senators McCain and Obama if they support S.1959
If you want to help Clinton become president you MUST help now! This is the ONLY chance we have!
As it approaches its National Convention in June of 2008, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is the largest union in the U.S., with a reported membership of 1.9 million. It largely organizes home care, health care, home child care, and janitorial workers. While most unions' growth has stagnated or declined over the last few years, SEIU has reported organizing 900,000 new members into its ranks since 1996, making it quite possibly the fastest growing union in the world
A long-simmering debate has broken into the open with the resignation of Sal Rosselli from SEIU's Executive Board, President of United Healthcare Workers (UHW) - West, which is SEIU's single biggest local in California, with 150,000 members. In an interview on Democracy Now, Rosselli said of the differences between himself and SEIU International President Andy Stern: "...the easiest way I can describe it is a bottom-up versus top-down, empowering workers to be in control of their lives, in control of their relationship with their employer versus centralizing control and power among a few in Washington D.C. to control the resources and decision-making authority relationship with these employers." In the same interview, Rosselli commented on Stern's approach,:"There's a - we're going in the direction of growth at all cost. We've lost the needed balance to raise standards of workers with the growth.
Patrons of the upscale, or as I call it, "bougie" Blue Hour restaurant were disgruntled when dining by the truth about foie gras—okay, they were not happy when their overpriced dinners were being served to a background of chants such as "your money, your choice, ducks and geese have no voice!" and "that's not dinner, that's diseased liver!" Protesters standing on sidewalks holding signs and chanting irritated certain patrons who felt their corporate-given entitlement was ruined. Blue Hour restaurant currently sells the delicacy of despair even after several attempts of letter writing, video giving, pamphleting, discussion with owners and education put forth by animal rights advocates..
What is the role of the intellectual in the Age of Bush and Cheney? On May 19, 2008, David McCullough, gave a commencement address at Boston College, a Jesuit institution. He never said one critical word about the Iraq War or the serial lies of the Bush-Cheney Gang that got the U.S. involved in that Neocon-inspired conflict. I believe Mr. McCullough missed an opportunity to speak out and to inspire the students to take their country back.
I got really tired of those "free" newspapers they kept putting in my front garden. Yet after calling three times, emailing most of their staff, and writing them a snail-mail letter, the junk papers keep coming. When will they stop this madness??
While the minimum wage in Oregon is $7.95 per hour, it's simply not enough.
Greetings to all friends, to all those who are not resigned to the situation in which we live: police occupation of the streets, of the cities, raids, deportations, arrests, daily difficulties, the dispossession of our lives; the situation that pushes us to cede a major part of our lives to the bosses of every genre, to those who preside over our destinies, to power. If we've taken the road of revolt, it's for all these reasons, to retake the power over our lives, for the freedom to live.
Democracy Now reported Friday that the journalist George Monbiot attempted a citizen's arrest of former U.S. ambassador John Bolton for crimes against humanity. Monbiot brings our attention to a neglected story: when a Brazilian diplomat almost prevented the war, he was silenced by Bolton.
In 2009 the U.S. occupation of Iraq will no longer have the legitimizing figleaf called a "U.N. mandate" to make the U.S. presence in Iraq appear "legal." The Iraqi parliament has made it clear that a U.S. presence is not welcome. Parliament is being ignored. So they have taken to the streets. Read on:
In order to force a new reality upon any targeted populace, the masters of the universe follow a simple strategy - they immediately make things twice as bad as they intend to keep them, only to take one step back after a short while, so that the new manufactured reality will be easier to accept. This strategy holds constant from the manipulation of oil prices to the military strategy to rule the world by force.
Where We're Going
Americans must wake up and reject the two-party plutocracy that is harming them.
I have just finished reading INTERPOL's report on the computers that the government of Colombia says it found in an encampment of the FARC-EP on March 1. Reading the report I am once again fascinated with what experts can do with computers. But I am shocked that the world's best known detective agency cannot add three plus three...
Here is the latest leaflet from the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee. The hard copy/PDF version contains an advert for this Saturday's Northwest "Winter Soldier" speakers event and anti-war march in Seattle(see http://seattleactivism.org/events/event6404.htm for more information).
*PDF version: http://www.seattleaic.org/files/saic_organize_against_imperialist_war.pdf
*Web version: http://www.seattleaic.org/?p=128
I write to react to the world rainforest movement bulletin 129- April 2008 publication on the net under the above heading and submit that the publication which was written base on materials contained in a report titled `Norwegian biofuel company destroyed local forest to establish a large jatropha plantation` and authored by one Bukari Nyari, vice chairman of Regional Advisory and Information Network Systems (RAINS) is a calculated attempt to discredit the good intentions of Biofuel Africa Ltd. Indeed a cursory glance at the article shows a desperate attempt by a desperate individual to lie to achieve vanity after failing to have his way in the operations of the company.
It seems to be ok to make remarks like this coming from such crap news network.
Tillamook Creamery Assoc. recently let go "without cause" one of it's highest quality milk producers - Xavier Avila, who coincidentally had blocked one of Tillamook's inspector's from harrassing fellow dairy farmer Liz Classen. Classen had already been repeatedly sexually harassed by this perverted inspector to the point where she had a restraining order against him....
Contemplate a connection between Leo Strauss, the NeoCons, and m in general—to see if there are any connections—especially since it has been the NeoCons' strategy to consistently use their racist term "Islamo m" and to argue Arabs and Muslims are America's boogeymen. The manipulation of American xenophobia and ignorance of foreigners are the anthropological realities of what has happened here in the United States via the propaganda machines run by the powers-that-be and pro-lobbyists (see Daniel Lazare's "Lobbying Degree Zero" in The Nation Oct. 22, 2007).
I was watching my baby daughter sleep in her carseat outside of the
Sacramento airport about ten hours ago when I noticed a missed call
from Brendan Phillips. He's in a band called Fast Rattler with
several friends of mine, two of whom live in my new hometown of
Portland, Oregon, one of whom needed a ride home from the Greyhound
station. I called back, and soon thereafter heard the news from
Brendan that his father had died the night before in his sleep, when
his heart stopped beating.
The following discussion reflects one going on in many places in a variety of forms. Chris Lowe was spurred to write by a comment by Carl Davidson, that leftists shouldn't be criticizing Obama for not organizing a left electoral movement, but that they need to 'get off their butts' and do it themselves. Lowe seems to argue that the way forward is to pull back from the election, or avoid it in the first place, when Davidson argues that the way forward is THROUGH the election, gathering strength along the way. There's lots more to be said, but this is a start.
When progressives are silent
Peak Oil is a hoax designed to insulate the oil industry from blame for high fuel prices, justify American imperialism, limit freedom, and modify American behavior. The mainstream media promulgates "peak oil," but buries all news that contradicts the theory. The Peak Oil hoax is understood when one expands their scope of inquiry into international energy supply to (A) include alternative forms of energy, (B) understand the political advantages of peak oil theory to the energy industry and its political servants, (C) reevaluate traditional sources of oil.
Maquiavelo escribe al capit?n Hastings, para animar al ?ltimo a practicar el bridge y la representaci?n teatral, en los fines de semana en el rancho de Santiago del Lestero cuando el remitente y su esposa reciben a sus amigos para representar las actualidades de Francia y de Espa?a del conjunto de la semana percedente. Ambos instrumentos son presentados como alternativa para diagnosticar la imagen del poder de la semana 19/25 de mayo de 2008.
The occupation at Evergreen continues.
Tan antagónicas son las visiones históricas de los bandos que hoy siguen disputándose la mentalidad de los latinoamericanos. Mientras unos siguen considerando a Varela y los de su especie como viles bandoleros, invasores y abigeos, los otros ven en su gesta la desaparición del adalid postrero de la patria grande.
Bush has failed to fulfill his divine mission, to secure the safety of Israel for all time. For a true believer in Christian-Zionism, it must be gnawing at his soul like some giant rat hollowing-out his insides. How can Jesus ever return if Bush can't make Jerusalem safe enough for all Jews to return to? If Bush can't clear the way for the rebuilding of Solomon's Temple, then where will the messiah sit while he is destroying the earth and most of the Jews with it? (See: "Lobbying for Armageddon")
First English translation of piece showing the influence of the Situationist International on the homosexual rights movement in France in the 1970s.
Cuba denounced on Monday the scandalous links between US diplomats based in Havana and terrorists resident in the United States, by means of which Cuban counterrevolutionaries receive financial and material support.
McCain's joking about bombing Iran, Huckabee's joking about Obama dodging a sniper's bullet, and I feel like I'm living a bad joke but someone forgot the punchline.
What's with "Democrats for Smith"?
Obama promises change, but there is no indication he seeks deep political reforms.
President George W. Biush and Israel's PM, Ehud Olmert, are setting the stage for a U.S. led attack on Iran. Only a mostly spineless Congress can stop Bush from committing yet another War Crime. Recently, the war-loving duo visited Masada, a desert fortress in Israel, where 960 Jewish zealots committed suicide, in 73 A.D., rather than surrender to Rome's legions. Are Bush and Olmert both suffering from "The Masada Complex?"
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Unfortunately our world in presently in the grasp of the insane bankers and corporations. For they never tell the truth and are on an insane mission of their own, and they need to continually deceive us so that they will not have to look at themselves and can continue on their delusional path.
What I am writing about is this audio file from listening to a radio station out of San Francisco. It happens to be a News Talk Station. I listen at night and fall asleep listening to the talk show, but when I some times wake up early in the morning I have heard this type of crap beaming into my space.
On March 19, 2008, the U.S. occupation of Iraq entered into the sixth year; now Republican presidential contender, Senator John McCain is saying that "he believes the Iraq War can be won by 2013," according to the Associated Press. Socialists, nationwide are sharply critical of John McCain's irresponsible statement to suggest that U.S. forces will remain in Iraq and Afghanistan for another five years.
3 people were arrested early on the morning of May 17th. They were charged with Interfering and "unlaw" camping. What?!
We Americans should be fed-up and angry as hell!
What has happened to us? When did we get so weak and detached?
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