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Rather than depend on the government, consumers have the power to restore the US economy.
Had he not been murdered by Officer William Bergin (see more recent postings regarding this felon) of Sandy Police Department, and Clackamas County Deputy David Willard.
I am reposting the short version of the story here again, for those who may not be familiar.
Cracks in the Foundation
The collective consciousness of the U.S. working class is on the brink of a profound transformation. We grew up being told that capitalism was the best of all possible systems, with apparent confirmation being supplied by the fall of the Soviet Union. But we are now entering a new reality that has the potential to overturn all the old, established assumptions — perhaps, in the final analysis, even to overturn capitalism itself.
On Saturday evening January 3, after one week of air raids which left more than 450 dead and more than 2000 wounded, the Israeli army began its land offensive into Gaza. Its military officials declare that the operation will be "long". The odious Israeli propaganda, broadcast by the majority of the international media, presents this bloody attack as a "response" to the salvos of the "terrorists"of Hamas in power in Gaza.
this madness must stop
I'm posting this not to stir any wars, because I am sick of them. Yet, somehow this doesn't do justice to what I actually feel: anger. I'm a generation x person, or whatever label has been affixed to me and my peers. To be quite frank, though, my parents generation pisses the hell out of me.
The Oregonian had yet another article today about a village poisoned by heavy metal- in this case from car battery "recycling"
Interestig there are no protests about Hamas shooting at least 70 fatah activists in their efforts to hold power, or the public silence on killings
So far hundreds of civilians have been killed in Gaza. Five sisters in one family, four other children in another home, two children on a cart drawn by a donkey. Universities, colleges, police stations, roads, apartment buildings were all targeted. The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian areas issued a statement that "The Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip represent s evere and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war."
"Here in the U.S., ordinary people need to make common cause with the workers and oppressed of the entire world, and abandon 'America first' patriotic jingoism. We must connect the dots between 'our' rulers' brutal foreign policy and their repression at home, for 'a nation that enslaves another forges its own chains.'"
snow, sunshing, rain, and hail. we are dedicated and we will never back down unless they stop the killing
to show where you can find information on electronic torture. while some sites may seem over the top you have to remember how over the top electronic torture is.but these sites have a lot of information on human electronic torture
The Communist Party of the Philippines.. First-Worldist dogma, revisionism
~ give them liberty or give them freedom ~
Yet another Israeli-led and U.S.-backed massacre is taking place as the world watches in horror. The western media, desperately trying to peddle the puny rockets of Hamas as bullying, does journalistic back flips in avoiding the utter carnage brought down by the much more powerful — U.S. made and paid for — Israeli missiles.
In an effort to target Hamas, the Israeli military has massively bombed over 300 sites and counting, including a five story building that was demolished at a university campus. As of this writing, 391 Palestinians have been officially counted as dead with nearly 2000 wounded. The number of dead is certainly undercounted, as bodies still lie under mountains of rubble (the number of dead Israelis is five). To say that only "Hamas militants" are being targeted is a most shameful lie.
A strange trend is appearing in the political realm of the Left. Self-proclaimed political conservatives — many current or former members of the Republican Party — are being given considerable room in Left publications, for example in Counterpunch and BuzzFlash. At first it seemed accidental, with only sporadic occurrences. Now these "renegade" right-wingers enjoy ample room in spaces formally reserved for "lefties only."
Stop investing in them and divest from them.
Blumenauer you have failed us, but Justice will happen!
This column is an attempt to aid in the understanding of the current
financial crisis, using classic texts by Robert Anton Wilson that
explain the difference between wealth (real wealth or real capital),
illth, and money (money wealth or money capital).
Israel once again unleashes a wave of violence against Palestinians. Dropping over 100 tons of bombs in the first day, over 375 have since been killed. Claiming to be a defensive action against "rocket attacks," Israel's latest aggression constitutes nothing less than part part of a protracted genocide. RAIM look sat this phenomenon and relates it to Amerikan history and the lack of solidarity for Palestinians in the West.
shut them down!
police are cout and jurry
9/11 Truth responds to NIST with HARD FACTS & Evidence!
Some people have attempted to portray the ADL as a "neutral" human rights advocacy group, of late. They decry any attempt to show that this "Anti-Defamation League" is far from neutral, and should not enjoy its new partnership with YouTube, which is a subsidiary of Google. As I have already noted:
An interesting thing happened at the Republican National Convention this past September. As police donned riot gear and readied their rubber bullet rifles and tear gas canisters to combat thousands of anti-war/anti-police state protesters, minute-to-minute updates of police brutality and resultant street fighting began to appear online on Indymedia centers across the United States.
Animal lovers worldwide should read Run Okie Run (available Barnes and Noble.com) for ammo to bring down depraved rattlesnake roundups and rampant abuse of rodeo animals.
As we've learned from the excellent interview over at the CrimethInc. Ex-Workers' Collective blog, what happened in Greece was not accidental. In fact, the rioting, firebombing, street-fighting, occupying, looting, and marching was largely initiated and coordinated by autonomous affinity groups of anarchists, some more defined than others, with roots in the occupations and social centers around Greece. This should come as no surprise to observers; these actions bear all the hallmarks of non-hierarchical self-organization, from the break-away marches to the nighttime arsons to the spray paint. And it worked, beautifully.
The Dark Carnival has come to America
"In the whale wars, Sea Shepherd crew are passionate pirates of compassion in pursuit of greedy pirates of ecological destruction doing what governments have not got the political, economic or moral will to do - upholding the law." says Captain Paul Watson, from Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. In this article he speaks on piracy, whaling, rotten butter bombs, being shot, and the true heroism of his crew in challenging the whalers in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary while Governments continue to refuse to uphold the international conservation regulations that they are signatory to.
The greed of some of the Wall St. banksters, and the Fed's inept policies, like condoning deregulation, are the real causes of the current financial meltdown. Nevertheless, the U.S. Congress has given them a green light to rake in trillions of dollars in taxpayers' bailout money, with little or no public disclosure. The Fed's functions should be taken over by the Treasury Dept. Main St. needs to be Congress' prime concern, not Wall Street.
Israel is doomed because it is run by psychotic idiots who are bent on a "Greater Israel" strategy.
Overview of psychologist Kazimierz Dabrowski's Theory of Positive Disintegration and its implications for domination vs. humanism. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theory_of_Positive_Disintegration
Read Between the Lines
Today in the news the world seems a wash in financial crisis. In so much haste to declare imminent doom, the good news of the world financial crisis is being overlooked.
Good news ? Yes, good news ?
With his silence - or, at least, his very delayed reaction - it seems clear that Obama is taking his own advice. Even as Israel takes the possibility of a new page in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict off the agenda, and sabotages all his brave talk about a renewed US diplomatic effort, the great "liberal" hope is apparently tongue-tied. And when he finally speaks, "progressives" should prepare for the worst: after all, this is someone who endorsed the Israeli re-invasion of Lebanon.
A review of Milk
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The campaign to shut down HLS has become a "meeting engagement"-a battle neither side can afford to lose. Here is what the pro-vivisection "Foundation for Biomedical Research"(or FBR) had to say in their 2006 "illegal incidents report" about the importance of the campaign to close Huntingdon "Life" Sciences(HLS):
When a Bigot prayers
Oregon Intel calls itself a "green" company and a "good corporate citizen." However, Intel belongs to the business association Industrial Customers of Northwest Utilities, which has consistently lobbied against progress on global warming and clean energy issues in this state. Please ask Intel to live up to its green rhetoric by lobbying FOR clean energy in Oregon.
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We've got a war on drugs, a war on terrorism, and a war on intellectualism. Why not wage a war that's really worth fighting.
The battle in the legislature between Democrats and Republicans over how severe the attacks on workers will be is standard faire from the good cop bad cop duo. But it doesn't have to be this way.
I got on KBOO this morning with Scott Forster (spelling?) and got a minute or so to plug portland.indymedia and bring up the problem of propaganda and thought control in our educational system, reaching perhaps 50,000 listeners. I figured it might be good to provide a few links and excerpts from Noam Chomsky, whom I was able to mention as having a facetious attitude towards those with "a good education." There's also a link to an overview of "the propaganda model" and, last but not least, John Taylor Gatto's excelling distillation of institutional education itself in his online book on the history of u.s. education.
Santa is for the rich. Kill Santa.
New Orleans Police discovered the bodies of three young, Black, Queer people in a 7th ward house Saturday. The three people, one of whom was gender variant, were all shot to death in the house sometime around 3 or 4am Thursday.
It's way past time that Mr. President-Elect really faces the enormous problem of food production in our country and world-wide....
The corporate media has ignored the banners decrying police brutality and unaccountable authority, seizing instead on the idea that the unrest is the result of widespread unemployment and poor economic prospects for young Greeks. Thus prompted, many people—including some radicals—have focused on these issues as well.
Should we accept that the rage being vented in Greece is economic in origin, the implication is that it could be dispelled by economic solutions—and there are capitalist solutions for the crisis in no shorter supply than socialist ones.
The recent avalanche of cold weather in the northern hemisphere is puzzling in view of the proposed increase in global temperature. An experiment performed in the early sixties may show why this could be.
I have been witness to the insistence from folks that because their European ancestors some thousand years ago were considered the "niggers of Europe," they share my racist history of colonization. I have had a number of cohorts say in all seriousness and without a hint of reality, "I understand your struggle, Sister! I understand because I share your oppression."
Did I mention that the only people who have said these things to me are white skinned and therefore privy to all of the privilege entitled and contained thereof?
Does anyone have pictures or a story (the type of story that should be posted on the internet) about yesterday's greece solidarity rally.
I wouldn't say that my expectations for positive change resulting from the 2008 presidential elections were low -- they were totally nonexistent.
I wouldn't say that my expectations for positive change resulting from the 2008 presidential elections were low -- they were totally nonexistent.
why i don't trust the media when they say how bad the Somali Pirates are.
In a society where numbers on a measuring tape and weight scale calculate a woman's worth, the field of cosmetic surgery has grown to astounding length.
Physicians offer a variety of nip and tuck procedures that can allow the transformation of a female body from the top of her skull to her very tiptoes. More recently, much has been made of what has come to be known as the "designer vagina" craze.
For over a month the U.S. automobile industry has been on the verge of collapse along with virtually all the automobile-related businesses. Altogether, they employ an estimated 3 million workers. The blame for this crisis has universally been attributed to upper management at the Big Three auto manufacturers.
wow. I have no problem "bringing in people that are disagreed with" and my problem is not JUST a support of measure 8. Seriously he compared me and my loved ones to beastiophiles and pedophiles. I can not think of another minority group that such direct hate and bigotry could be leveled against and cast off so easily. As you make room at the table sir, I am sad to see that I will remain at "the other table". I actually backed you in the primaries, after giving up on mainstream politics, as have many of my friends. I am sure that next election I will note this. And yes I know you democrats believe you own my vote one way or another. but once again I find myself finally feeling the need to sit it out.
On November 8th 2008, hundreds of people came to the steps of the state capital in Oregon to demand that the governor stop the implementation of the Bureau of Land Managment's "Western Oregon Plan Revision" aka the WOPR.
Thanks to their efforts, Governor Kulongowski rejected the BLM plan and called for teh BLM to delay all loggin on Federal lands.
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