all action pages >>
It is time to intensify the struggle for political prisoners. See the DISPATCHarticle written by JEFF FREE LUERS-
SCABS OF NEW YORK...rat contractors, company unions and the decline of union labor in the Manhattan residential construction sector
CNN's "Fit to Kill"
Vegan lifestyle prevents animal cruelty and is healthier for humans . Even though we all are exposed to dairy/eggs/etc. at times, avoidance of animal products will help all life on Earth..
Thanks to todays KBOO news we can now be certain that 1984 is now! The currents we smelled in the Reagan/Bush I years are laid out palinly in the current cabal's New American Century policy, but a careful observation reveals more insidious elements.The military industrial complex is supreme and democracy no more.
Democracy is dust in the wind. Freedom is high priced. Free speech is a terrorist activity. Political corruption is the "Norm." Etc.. ect...
Latest dispatch from political prisoner and anarchist, [Jeff 'Free' Luers, currently serving 22.5 years in prison for the burning of 3 SUVs. [Why 22.5 years?]
From the state Health Care For All - Oregon email list. Response to recent comment on Portland IndyMedia.
The city of Portland is going to make a holocaust theme park. Perhaps the establishment of a religious icon should not be supported. Or for that matter our tax dollars should not be supporting religious states as well.
Just in time for Christmas, Barnes & Noble is marketing the ghost-written product of Jessica Lynch's 1 million dollar book contract: I AM A SOLDIER, TOO:
Preorders are being taken and the book ships on November 11th. Not everyone is happy about it. I thought Alfred A. Knopf had higher standards.
Why is basic phone service so expensive? Given that nearly everyone has at least one phone -- and more often, several -- it would seem that service should be cheaper . . . or assorted taxes and fees associated with it, lower. There are more taxes associated with phone service than cigarettes or alcohol!
Here's the story of yet another cyclist being struck by a vehicle and all the hassle he went thru.
Senior citizens are "the most selfish group in America today... They have become the new welfare state, and given the size and political clout of this constituency, it's very dangerous" -- Stephen Moore, President of the Club for Growth
Third parties -- Greens, Libertarians, etc. -- could be a deciding factor in the 2004 presidential election.
Ideas for usability enhancements
Reading this site, and listening to discussions and arguments in various places, I have heard many views expressed about what is needed to bring about change. There have been many discussions about tactics, strategies and approaches. There is the ever present discussion of violence vs non-violence. Some people argue for picking up the gun, some for strict non-violence, some for political reform, some for civil disobedience and revolution and so on...
What I hear little of, and what I believe to be more critical than all of these external considerations is recognition of what sort of human character and psychological foundation is needed to bring about a shift in the suicidal direction of our civilization.
To bring about a change, we need to examine our own psyches and uproot the disease of selfish indulgent culture in its many forms. Regardless of the outer discussion, internally it is necessary to be free of violence, violence against oneself. To be driven by despair, or anger, or conditioned response will not give the good result.
We need to have the courage to have faith in ourselves, faith in the intuitive intelligence that brought forth this beautiful world in the first place. That creative force is everywhere, and within us. We do have the capacity to create something positive. To develop faith, not in some religious dogma, or technological panacea, but in our own intrinsic nature, is the counter agent to the despair, greed and selfish action that is driving us towards extinction.
Let Them Eat Prozac: An Interview With David Healy
monday nights video screening @ its a beautiful pizza
Multnomah County voters next month will decide 'yea' or 'nay' for Measure 26-51, which would create a local people's utility district, and Measure 26-52, which would temporarily increase property taxes to cover an engineering study. This week, Dave Covington, a Portland General Electric lineman, weighs in with his viewpoint.
Social justice, a theme of social ethics, threatens to fall by the wayside when every right is given to capital in turbo-capitalism. W.Zademach, pastor in Oberfranken, Germany active in the religious socialist movement describes the three planes of social justice: assuring the survival of the weakest, basic social rights and participation in the production conditions of the econmy. Translated from German
A personal essay about aviation in WWI, by someone who was there. From the Portland Writers website.
This is one of those... "does anyone know.. questions."
frankly,i see Unite * Resist all over Portland... On phone booths, in bathrooms downtown, trash cans, newspaper bins, on walls windows and side walk at first I dint notice now i see t everywhere? is there a spicific resion why this person is doing it? is it a persons tag? or is it an organization? i mean i know how all you indymedia people are about names, im not really interested in meeting the person, im just interested in whats up, since i am an artist not really so muh an activist although am interested in getting into the scene. but wonderd if UNITE RESIST had anything to do with anything....
cars vs. SUVs
Face it, we don't controll our leadership anymore than feudal serfs did, why bother?
I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine in 19..................
Article in today's Eugene Register-Guard and my letter to the editor in response.
Man standing in front of bIg box vancouver canada bookstore before MIchael Moore book signing. O.25.2003
We are already paying More than European's Do.
The prime target Wolfowitz responsible for thousands of deads, sadly escapes again a deadly strike but the jewish homicidal strategist looked shaken and his heart drops very fast into his boots
While the United Nations is seen by many as merely a talk shop that gets little done, the truth lies elsewhere. For example, UNESCO has done a great deal for education and the work of UNICEF has been phenomenal.
NYT says families with all girls are more likely to divorce or separate and somehow this negatively affects the national economy. Yeah right.. If anything, the opposite is true but that's applying the same kind of sexism. (Commentary + Repost)
Apparent random delays in posts showing up on Indymedia.
For those who have not heard, Aldous Huxley's book "Brave New World" is being banned in high schools and colleges across the nation. As an act of resistence I will be posting the book chapter by chapter on P-Indy. Let us read it together. Put down the soma, turn off the mind numbing TV and open your minds.
LEADERS NEED NOT BE SANE, RATIONAL, OR EVEN MENTALLY COMPETENT TO RULE A COUNTRY. Results reveal high rates of alcoholism, drug use, depression, mania, and paranoia among certain kinds of rulers. Remarkably, over this past century, many rulers even have managed to keep power despite being floridly crazy or demented.
Inherently misleading? Designed to prevent accurate information from reaching the voters? That's your average initiative campaign in a nutshell. It is the essence of the media blitz put together by PGE and those folksy "citizens" -- the average salary of whom is what, $300,000 plus? -- who are against the "government takeover."
Before you talk about the truth, why don't you read what Kucinich is saying. According to Kucinich we won't be paying more for Health Care. He does address the issue, and he does do it honestly. Listen to him. Help him. Please you are confusing people to the fact that Dennis Kucinich's Health Care system is cheaper than the current system.
Union members are being pressured to support PGE and Pacific Power in the fight against the people's utility district, says a quote in Friday's PORTLAND TRIBUNE. "In Kind Employee Time Contributions" at PGE and PacifiCorp become the order of the day.
Anarchist Communists and the Italian 'Base Union' Movement
Earlier this year, a handful of us from NEFAC took our activity a step beyond supporting the struggles of others, and set out to organize our own workplace. For the first time in nearly seventy years anarchist militants would be at the forefront of a class struggle in the Boston area, successfully leading a campaign for unionization using explicitly anarchist strategies, tactics, and methods of organizing.
A cynic might say that the true purpose of college is to teach exactly such lessons. After all, college graduates are a relative elite, comprising only 25 percent of the adult population, and they are expected to fill the kind of administrative and managerial jobs that make it a positive advantage to be able to starve workers, impose layoffs, and bust unions without losing a minute of sleep.
Beth Shulman is the author of THE BETRAYAL OF WORK: HOW LOW-WAGE JOBS FAIL 30 MILLION AMERICANS.
Why can't at least one politician tell the truth about health care?
Seems like our illustrious chief of thugs has moved on to bigger and better things. Guess the trip to Isreal was fruitful after all. Ah well, he is the U.N.s problem now.
New uniforms send interesting message
by kelly o'mreara
what michael moore did not know!
"If my observations are correct, and the reasons that there are so few female libertarians are reasons that may be hard to overcome, the next step is to decide how much of a problem this is."
The Twin Towers attack as seen from another angle...
Don't become what you hate. Remember what you hope to achieve and don't get bogged down in the wash of bad news. There is Hope.
Distressing to me that so many will shell out $20 to see a "big name" but fail to act on a local level...
Americans losing ground financially.
Latest OHS news
almost got hit TWICE tonight by cab #24
It isn't enough to simply say, "Bring the Troops Home", as some have said. For to do so only means, 'bring them home today, to unleash them on some other unsuspecting people tomorrow.'
Raining on a parade--or, in this case, an anti-war march--isn't likely to win one popularity contests. But somebody has got to raise the alarm. The upcoming Oct. 25 march in Washington DC is being billed as a revitalization of the movement which made history with coordinated worldwide protests against the looming US-led assualt on Iraq Feb. 15. But the new mobilization actually represents a dangerous step backwards for the anti-war forces in the US.
Ha he ho ha ha. I just wanted to personally adress the paid staff of the portland police force. Really I would like to talk about the october 22nd anti police brutality march.
where is my article
Contemplating the death of Elliot...
pages: 245, 244, 243, 242, 241, 240, 239, 238, 237, 236, 235, 234, 233, 232, 231, 230, 229, 228, 227, 226, 225, 224, 223, 222, 221, 220, 219, 218, 217, 216, 215, 214, 213, 212, 211, 210, 209, 208, 207, 206, 205, 204, 203, 202, 201, 200, 199, 198, 197, 196, 195, 194, 193, 192, 191, 190, 189, 188, 187, 186, 185, 184, 183, 182, 181, 180, 179, 178, 177, 176, 175, 174, 173, 172, 171, 170, 169, 168, 167, 166, 165, 164, 163, 162, 161, 160, 159, 158, 157, 156, 155, 154, 153, 152, 151, 150, 149, 148, 147, 146, 145, 144, 143, 142, 141, 140, 139, 138, 137, 136, 135, 134, 133, 132, 131, 130, 129, 128, 127, 126, 125, 124, 123, 122, 121, 120, 119, 118, 117, 116, 115, 114, 113, 112, 111, 110, 109, 108, 107, 106, 105, 104, 103, 102, 101, 100, 99, 98, 97, 96, 95, 94, 93, 92, 91, 90, 89, 88, 87, 86, 85, 84, 83, 82, 81, 80, 79, 78, 77, 76, 75, 74, 73, 72, 71, 70, 69, 68, 67, 66, 65, 64, 63, 62, 61, 60, 59, 58, 57, 56, 55, 54, 53, 52, 51, 50, 49, 48, 47, 46, 45, 44, 43, 42, 41, 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34, 33, 32, 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1