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I just read the one on the "last minute protest"
Texts on Proudhon in 2003
many people have asked about the origin of a quote from Henry Kissinger regarding military men, which came from Woodward and Bernstein's "The Final Days" (1976). Here is the complete paragraph--and for context, the one following--excerpted from pages 194-195 of the second Touchstone paperback edition (1994).
Why don't we have instant runoff elections?
Bush And The Little People
"Now we act as though we rescued these people from terror. There is no reason to eulogize or praise ourselves to the skies. America is not a noble country..Flag conservatives (in contrast to value conservatives) like Bush act as though they believed in the old values but completely ignore them. They use the flag; they use biblical symbols like `evil' unscrupulously. They live in the illusion that America is the good and the only hope for the world. Without empire, the country goes downhill.." Translated from the German in Spiegel 21/2003
Chomsky haters hack centre collumn?
so silly Chomsky hating trolls now get acsess to centre collumn?
I have a question for you..
What is the status of those arrested at LEIU?
Because he says so.
A very perceptive analysis of the techniques with which the corporate media manipulate public opinion. Written by the author of many fine books on politics, Dr. Michael Parenti.
"The current administration is at the extremist end of the policy-planning spectrum, and its adventurism and penchant for violence are unusually dangerous.."
If you dislike Bill O'Reilly, this is for you.
Bush is looking more like the antichrist every day...
Roadmap without peace
NYT cartoonists sum up the FCC ruling
honor the lowly slugs and snails...
read Zionism in the Age of Dictators-by Lenni Brenner
Can we get a protest at the Forest Service building in Portland to show our solidarity with the valiant activists trying to protect our old growth and forests from corporate devatstation? I think we need a beginning of the summer rally, as like previous summers to accentuate our demands that we stop loggin old growth forests!!! Can Cascadia Forest Alliance or Cascadia Summer help in advertising and organizing??? Maybe a bunch of smaller pickets would help....
[published onMay 29, 2003 by the National Catholic Reporter]
This is what I don't understand: All of a sudden nothing seems to matter.
Business as usual: Meanwhile, a bill is stalled in committee to create a state purchasing pool to lower drug prices, the Oregon Health Plan's fastest-rising cost. Also, progress is glacial on finding revenue from closing tax loopholes and raising beer and wine taxes.
How corporate greed and political corruption paved the way for the SUV explosion.
And why we needed Iraq.
this is normal
take esp note of the role of likely suspect, racist Dr philip Zack, a member of the 'camel club'
Perhaps in their haste to champion individual freedoms (regardless of consequence), libertarians have forgotten that the Constitution begins; "We the people..."
The theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the highest name in Germany. As a leader of the underground Confessing Church, Bonhoeffer emphasized the nonreligious interpredtation of the Bible, religionless Christianity and the arcanum discipline.One act of obedience may be more important than a thousand sermons, he said. Bonhoeffer understood political resistance as an obligation of faith..The church could be commanded to "fall into the spokes of the wheel", not only "to bind up the victims under the wheel".
We must do more than protest against G-8, WTO and IMF/World Bank, etc. meetings. Fighting corporate globalization, like everything else, begins at home and continues 24/7 year after year.
"The great danger of the lynch-mob terror-bubble we find ourselves trapped in, as the Germans under the Nazi regime were, is losing touch with the rest of the world. At the same time, we are unable to assess that this is no longer our government, but has been stolen from us by country-sized corporations and their henchmen..The Bush regime has made nuclear weapons a very real first-strike option, tossing aside all traties signed over our lifetimes. But you won't hear about that on the 6 o'clock noews.."
quite a story...
just a little something I wrote, I do hope you like it, to paraphrase Billie Holliday.
"The anti-war struggle has radicalized portions of an entire generation.. For millions of people in the US, the United SWtates government is no longer "their" government - it is a hostile, repressive force that endangers them. For most people around the world, it has become clear that the greatest threat to peace and freedom is the US government operating asan unchallenged,unaccountable nuclear-armed mono-power
A 900-word Op-Ed piece that will soon be published in the Ukiah Daily Journal, Ukiah, CA.
I was talking with the editor about how it was too bad that the media never reports why the protesters are on the street. She offered me 800 words, later renegotiated to 900 words.
Ok to use this where you like for non-profit use. If you do use it, I'd appreciate a note to let me know where.
Jerry Krantman is a representative from the Ukiah Valley Alliance for Democracy and operates American Dream Radio, a non-profit, streaming-media radio station.
"Imagine a world where disagreement was okay... Before I try to persuade somebody to adopt an anti-capitalist view of the world, I want them to have the critical thinking skills to actually consider what I'm saying..This is about listening and sharing ideas with people as people, not as stereotypes,"
This article is from: Slingshot #78, Summer 2003.
reflections on the nature of life and death, as inspired by old growth tree bark and fallen logs in the forest
The federal government has announced that it intends to go forward with military tribunals for trials of suspected terrorists. The trials will not be held in the United States, however, but instead in Cuba, where military tribunals are also a central part of Fidel Castro's "war on terrorism."
War between India and Pakistan
No to Capitalism
One would be hard pressed to find an African American or person of African descent who does not feel out of place in this world. However this feeling does not apply to people of color alone. The truth is that we are all slaves born into a prison for our minds. The cubicles, the commute to work, the rent the paychecks the routine its all unnatural...
Saw some comments earlier about difficulty getting into the sale area when main road blocked. Try these paths in:
Nick Gilespie writes in the LA Times:
link to www.latimes.com
"With few exceptions, whether broadcast and cable television, video, music, publishing or news, we have a far wider range of choices available to us than we did 10, 20 or 30 years ago. Even content providers with near-monopoly power recognize that audiences will go elsewhere if they are not offered the material or service they want at an acceptable price."
Is he smoking crack, or what?
women wearing collars at graduation
by alain franchon and daniel vernet
another step in exorcising the neocons
The Road Map is reason for hope, but the real dangers lay ahead and even an optimist must be wary. Extremists - Israeli, Palestinian and American - all remain committed to scuttling this still too feeble attempt to restart negotiations on the road to peace.
Random scrambling of posts?
Dirt on Veneman, Pre-ministerial head honcho
An argument against the supposed beneficial effects of tax cuts for the wealthy and trickle-down economics.
Dan Hortsch, the "Public Editor" of the Oregonian, writes a lengthy article, reposted below, in which he calls for the Police Bureau to start showing some "candor" in public statements regarding the Kendra James police homicide. I take issue with Mr. Hortsch's call for "candor", as his paper rarely shows any in reportage on police matters.
Struggle in Peru intensifies
"The progress consciousness encouraged by new scientific discoveries and technical innovations trusted in a beginning without end..The themes of the whole 19th century were progress and evolution, growth and expansion, utopias and revolutions of hope.. No human future can "make up for" the crimes of the past. To live with this past of debris and victims without repressing or repeating them, we need this transcendent hope of the resurrection of the dead.. We can gain the "courage to be" (Tillich)."
Is the Reality Gap a social construct or the end of the world?
it is your fear that no one will listen and the intimidation by those we allow to control our lives that strengthens the silent code, those with no voice, those at the bottom,shall remain without a voice and shall stay at the bottom. our law enforcement will only be what we want it to be when we tell the truth and nothing but the truth.
those cops who silently condone their brothers wrong doing are wrong and afraid to do the right thing. so it looks like it is all up us, "we the people" to take full responsibility as cizitens and hold our law enforcement, our government what it is suppose to be, 'our government. otherwise my friends we will all be guilty of the next cop crime.
"Leaked" Metro email deciphers its euphemisms for its destruction of the region's livability, air, water, and habitat in order to best serve its corporate lords. You gotta read the whole thing to believe it!
How about a Portland-style reception?
I heard the popo had another temper tantrum.
Should we have some more?
Dean Wormer to Flounder in "Animal House": "Fat, drunk, and stupid, that's no way to go through life, son."
reality tv hits new low...
How can I look at the composted or hidden posts here? There should be a link somewhere. Might give more credibility to the idea of hiding itself.
Increasingly offensive posts over the past couple hours ...
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