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Chavez: Third phase of the Bolivarian Revolution will be a huge revolutionary step forward.
Dr. Judy Wood has achieved many "firsts" for 9/11 truth. Despite serious threats and being maligned within the movement, she has persevered for the cause of truth. Dr Wood made the first free fall collapse study of the WTC, reported Hurricane Erin off the New York coast and filed suit to expose the 9/11 cover up.
Since Congress passed the first $168 billion government stimulus, the "S" word has become a favorite term for the corporate media in referring to socialism. It would be more appropriate to use the "S" word to refer to "stimulus" because it is evident that the capitalists are moving no closer to a transition to socialism; however, as the U.S. economic crisis continues to expand and the failure of capitalism become more apparent to the world, the wealthy ruling elite are now sustaining capitalism with one stimulus after another.
Recently I read a post from someone offering a mailing list of teens they could not send bulletins to anymore, and they were reminded of the security culture. I have some questions about this.
There's a dwindling number of jobs out there to apply for, as evidenced by a quick glance at the WW jobs section
We must have a leader and not a Greeter!
From flying bug, much like a mosquito, to bedbug...According to my hypothesis, several thousand years ago human beings displayed animal life, and this caused the flying bug to specialize in biting human beings (a bug has to eat somewhere). The bedbug is not a 'randomly mutated million year old bug' but is a brand new bug, and the human race is being 'spanked' by this bug for wrecking its environment.
Once again politically troublesome whistleblowers are killed just before their scheduled testimony in a plane crash considered caused by electromagnetic pulse weapons interfering with the plane electronic system the same time that a cell phone in a nearby car and a satellite are affected with signature of EMP, and once again the official story is unbelievable, evidence recovery and emergency responders leave for the site prior the crash and preceding the white flash and explosion or official call for help.... . What were the 9-11 witnesses and anti-Guantanamo activist and the Rowandan genocide witness/human rights activist and three demolition experts (contradicting the official 9-11 conspiracy story) scheduled to be on the Continental Connection Flight 3407 then heading to the Chicago 9-11 investigators,-- and others-- going to say if they weren't assassinated first?
Between The Lines Weekly Summary For The Week Ending Feb. 20, 2009
The longest night of the year has passed. As we move toward the light, we are entering a new era.
To reintroduce an unpopular idea by a different name is a classic trick of politicians. Obama has done precisely this in unveiling his bank bailout plan.
In a desperate attempt to distance himself from Bush, the Obama administration has added some complicated economic terms packaged into a system he simply calls the "bad bank." The essence of the plan, however, is exactly what Bush originally proposed.
Chapter 11 of NAFTA grants foreign investors the right to sue member nations, if they feel that their profits have been restricted. Corporations have used this new power to challenge and even overturn labour, health and environmental laws. In many cases it is not being used to defend trade, but rather to challenge and override domestic laws. You know something is drastically wrong when Chapter 11 of the agreement essentially grants corporations more rights than national citizens.
Where is the economic catastrophe taking us?
Haditha, Falluja, Hilla, Bagram, Sadr City, Helmand, and Baghdad are more than points on a map. They, and so many other places that will forever remain obscure outside their locales, have become infamous as sites where American atrocities happened and continue to occur.
In the debut of president Barrack Obama's first press conference da Prez in an attempt to honor the grand dame of the white house press corp.
We are in period of incredible chaos and also incredible potential, an old paradigm is dying and a new one is being born. How much will we as a society hold onto the old and when will we fully step into the new? What will this period of transition look like, how long will it last and how painful will it be? Its up to us.
The neo liberal elite seized their opportunity to create global unemployment when an ideological shift by the global elites occurred over the past four years at the UN from right wing neo liberalism (Bush) to left wing neo liberalism (Obama).
America can avoid sliding into a full-blown fascist state complete with concentration camps and right wing death squads if we begin to act now. If we fail to act wisely we will face that dreaded moment when the gestapo pounds on our door in the middle of the night.
lawyers for poor americans has begun to feature current legal stories related to our middle class and working poor american's inability to be able to have proper legal protection afforded them by our us judicial system in both civil and criminal cases !!!
Below is the ten point program and partial list of endorsers for the Workers Emergency Recovery Campaign.
I've been really intrigued with reincarnation lately. Could previous lives help explain some of these conditions? I'd be interested in hearing other theories.
solidarity with real revolutions
While campaigning to be president, Obama gave the general impression that he would act "cooperatively" to solve international problems, moving away from the Bush strategy of irresponsible "unilateralism."
But Obama took an aggressive stance towards China even on the campaign trail, including the accusations of "currency manipulation," "violating intellectual property rights," and "devaluing their goods." Of course, the average American cares nothing about these types of crimes, nor should they.
I hate politicians as a general rule and never cared for Sam Adams but find myself now rooting for him. What's the old saying: "Judge a man by his enemies" - Anyone who has Lars Larson after him can't be too bad.
A proposal to cap the highest salaries.
Could banks jacking up credit card interest during a horrendous recession—delay U.S. economic recovery and destroy the expected benefits of the Economic Stimulus Plan?
Throughout his campaign, Obama made repeated overtures to working people. He talked about job creation, a tax cut for the middle class, health care, education, the rescinding of the lavish tax cuts for the rich, clean energy, facilitating unionization, and the elimination of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for gays in the military. One got the distinct impression when he was campaigning that Obama was oriented to helping ordinary working people, who are now struggling to pay their bills, not the rich.
When the U.S. Treasury gave away $700 billion to Wall Street banks with no strings attached in October of 2008, the Obama team gave a green light. A popular insurgence was soon silenced, with public wrath directed instead at the U.S. auto producers (and unions) who followed with a request for $25 billion. The auto companies ended up with a loan of about 1/50th the amount that went to Wall Street as a gift. The subtext message was disturbing. Wall Street firms produce nothing, no-one is required to explain what they are doing with all the public money they received, and no criteria of public benefit are applied.
February 04, 2009 -- - The Obama administration will not produce any significantly worthwhile change in US foreign policy; little done in this area will reduce the level of misery that the American Empire regularly brings down upon humanity. And to the extent that Barack Obama is willing to clearly reveal what he believes about anything controversial, he appears to believe in the empire.
The January 31st 'town hall' was an important — perhaps historic — mass meeting in response to the economic crisis.
Dozens of unions and other progressive organizations were able to attract over 800 people to hear an analysis of the crisis itself, proposed solutions, and a variety of workshops which included everything from labor rights, trade and immigration, and a "green economy." It is believed that this was the first such event in the country.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently stated that the Buy-American provision not only threatens Canada, but all industrialized countries. There is a definite possibility that the situation could further escalate. The EU, Canada and other U.S. trading partners could in turn retaliate with similar measures. If some sort of resolution is not reached, there could be a rise in protectionism around the world, with the potential for international trade wars.
According to the late Wobbly organizer and Earth Firster, Judi Bari, a truly biocentric perspective must really challenge the system of industrial capitalism which is founded upon the 'ownership' of the earth. Industrial capitalism cannot be reformed since it is founded upon the destruction of nature. The profit drive of capitalism insists that more be taken out than is put back (be it labour or land). Bari extended the Marxist discussion of surplus value to include the elements of nature. She argued that a portion of the profit derived from any capitalist product results from the unilateral (under)valuing, by capital, of resources extracted from nature.
More manufactured BS from the PBS/Moyers Machine
Conservative Portland Catholic Archbishop John Vlazny recently attended the right-to-life protest at Pionner Square against women's rights with 7,000 other conservatives. Since then, he gave a series of talks at Beaverton's Lady of Peace retreat center on job openings in the Catholic Church and conservative Catholic values.
(below are lessons taken from a successful union organizing campaign in 1997)
1) Be the best worker at your workplace
If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you'd better already have their respect at work. This doesn't mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union.
It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you'll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union - which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.
While most drivers seem aware that they are prohibited from denying service to non-paying riders (apparently someone was short 20 cents, ended up in emergency psychiatric care, and then was killed by police two days later), other drivers have abused their position at the wheel of the bus by denying services and even calling in police to deal with non-paying riders.
A pointer and link to an official analysis of pre-convention
activist activty and plans for the 2008 convention.
Sam Adams needs to do a lot more than hold regularly scheduled policy meetings in order to regain the trust of the people. He also needs to be a whole lot more creative and bold in order to dig himself out of the hole he's created. That recent hangdog look he's sporting, frankly, is not very inspiring.
This assessment was prepared by the Counterterrorism and Cyber Divisions of the FBI. Comments and queries may be addressed to the Unit Chief, Domestic Terrorism Analysis Unit at (202) 324-8664.
A brief discussion of the political, economic, and psycho-social motives behind the Gaza War, and about becoming a partner for peace.
The economic news caused most people to forget about Iraq.
I'm afraid the Obama coronation has caused the rest of us to forget.
A Canada-EU economic and trade agreement that goes beyond NAFTA, could later include the U.S. and Mexico. It is important to understand that economic integration was the first step in the creation of the EU. Globalization and free trade, as well as IMF and World Bank loans, have been used to enslave the population and destroy national sovereignty. The global elite are making their move and they will pose as our loving saviours and offer their solution. The notion of real choice is now more of an illusion, it's the same policies, same agenda, and the same team. Obama could be used to pitch a New World Order to the masses.
Blago's Real Crime: Threat of State Boycott of Bank in Defense of Illinois Workers
Reviews current national economic conditions, and makes recommendations for State economic policy. Recommends: raising business taxes, establishing a state funded citizen owned economic development corporation, and enforcing a new climate of corporate and business responsibility.
Edgar Allan Poe, poet, novelist and literary critic, died in 1849, age 40, under mysterious circumstances, in Baltimore, MD. The British author, Peter Ackroyd, insightfully captures the trials and tribulations of this great man of letters in his latest tome, "Poe: A Life Cut Short." Poe invented the modern detective story and his poem, "The Raven," is a classic in the genre. Ackroyd reveals Poe's battle with the bottle, and adds a wrinkle: his aversion to sex!
This is a retrospective look on volunteering at the Common Ground Collective in New Orleans from December 11th, 2006 to January 3rd, 2007, and then later from mid-February to mid-March '07, under FBI-informant Brandon Darby's new hierarchy. How did he change things, and how could his involvement with federal agents have affected the group?
Some conservative commentators have tried to parallel the odd arrest of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich on Dec. 9, 2008, and the indictment of I. Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, Vice President Cheney's Chief of Staff, on Oct. 28, 2005. There may be turn out to be similarities between the two legal matters, both prosecuted by Chicago U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, but there is little similarity in the treatment of the two men. To argue that Libby and Blagojevich were treated alike is false.
guns battles warfare
The Telegraph, a major U.K. newspaper, features a bizarre picture gallery in its "culture" section of its website that depicts nuclear attacks on four U.S. cities. Portland is one of them as featured in Blackjack - Part 2, A slideshow story.
Remember your history.
A look inside the mind of a capitalist Sociopath. For a frightening view of one of President Obama's top economic advisers, Larry Summers:
In 1948 about a million Palestinians were forcibly driven from their homes at gunpoint by Israeli soldiers, civilians were massacred, and around half of the Palestinian villages and towns were wiped out (over 500), according to Ilan Pappe, an Israeli historian, in his book "The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine." He describes this immense tragedy as a planned "ethnic cleansing." He provides archival evidence to prove that the colonization of Palestine and the forcible removal of the Palestinians was a central strategy of the Zionist movement as early as 1920s. This book is a must-read for all who care about what's happening in Palestine.
We all know that tiny and small business those that employ more, we all know that the smart guys of the market should cover the leak that they have produced and they are all free and happy while people like the federal policeman Protógenes suffers mysterious accidents.
Pictures at http://rvcb.wordpress.com/2009/01/26/511/
This is the famous gumball video on world population.
The world today is undeniably chaotic — war, abject poverty, and unimaginable wealth exist side by side. In an attempt to explain the current social turmoil, some have resorted to religion and apocalypse, while others place the blame on the few bad apples that held positions of power as the economy slid into destitution. And then there are those who blame conspiracy, immigrants, or a society-wide lack of morality. All of the above explanations seem to be missing a crucial ingredient.
A simple observation should be central to any explanation of the current economic crisis: There are huge surpluses (or overproduction) of houses, cars, food stuffs, and many other products that millions of people desperately need, but cannot afford to buy.
This is the essence of the problem.
Tens of thousands will be laid off in non-financial sectors, less than a week into Obama's presidency
Alongside protecting the wild and fostering respect for our planet, one of the
tenets of this movement is creating a sustainable future for our communities.
In doing so, we must develop communities that have the ability to provide food,
water, sanitation, resources and energy in a decentralized and autonomous
I have just a few comments and questions everyone should consider as our Mayor now claims he will stay on the job.
When it comes to foreign policy it turns out that Obama is as big a bimbo as Bill Clinton was.
A well-considered discussion of scenarios that may occur post Peak Oil. "Aiding and abetting the progressive community since 1991"
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