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The alarm bells should be ringing day and night about what's being prepared at General Motors — the ripple effects could produce tidal waves.
The Obama administration has made no secret about its plans for GM: the Chrysler bankruptcy was the "test case," and now Obama's Wall Street buddies inside the Auto Task Force plan to replicate it. The vast implications of the Chrysler bankruptcy went unnoticed by the mainstream media, concerned as it was with the convenient hype provided by Swine Flu.
The real swine, however, are those preparing the greatest single attack on American workers since the Great Depression, the precedent of which will reverberate loudly through business-labor relations in the country — that is, if workers at GM and its parts suppliers don't put a stop to it.
isn't it a little odd that we as americans can demand justice and fair trials with the international community,(** american journalist roxana saberi recently given a fair trial in iran ) and at the same time when it comes for us as the leaders of the free world to offer new and fair trials for our own possible innocent american citizens in georgia & pennsylvania , we can somehow accept the easier route of allowing two possible innocent american citizens to be falsely executed ?
who are these people?
Since President Barack Obama took office in January, the U.S. economy has gone from bad to worst. Nationwide, home foreclosures continue to climb, consumer spending is down due to the credit crisis, more than 6 million Americans remain unemployed, and while paychecks are shrinking, inflation and gas prices are on the increase. The U.S. economy and capitalism is in a total mess.
Cheney rescued by FBI street theater.
As the executive administration spews no more torture, the old
executive of the State begs to differ. In the mean while the FBI(?)
entraps a group in terror plot.
The magnificent crow. The large black bird that we see so commonly flying in the skies in the pacific northwest, and perching on the tall trees is our avian brother. And as feeling, living beings, we should have a caring and respectful relationship with them. The department of fish and wildlife, as a publicly funded organization that represents the citizens should make policies based on respect and caring for wild animals. However they are operating in an exploitative manner toward wildlife, a legacy that has been handed down from the 1850s, and should be modernized to an approach that is ecological and compassionate.
Cheney is resorting to Augusto Pinochet's tactics: Perpetuate the Regime from Beyond The Throne.
A despairing country elected a president who promised change. Americans arrived from every state to witness in bitter cold Obama's swearing in ceremony. The mall was packed in a way that it has never been for any other president.
The people's good will toward Obama and the expectations they had for him were sufficient for Obama to end the gratuitous wars and enact major reforms. But Obama has deserted the people for the interests. He is relying on his non-threatening demeanor and rhetoric to convince the people that change is underway.
The change that we are witnessing is in Obama, not in policies. Obama is morphing into Dick Cheney.
isn't it a little odd that we as americans can demand justice and fair trials with the international community, and at the same time when it comes for us as the leaders of the free world to offer new and fair trials for our own possible innocent american citizens in georgia & pennsylvania , we can somehow accept the easier route of allowing two possible innocent american citizens to be falsely executed ?
How the media is undermining the health care system.
Unfortunately, logic trumps stock liberal memes.
The domestic media seems to be falling all too easily into the atmosphere of celebration proclaimed by the Sinhalese side (and, yes, it is "the Sinhalese side," and not the "legitimate and rightful government") in the conflict.
The past week has provided a definitive demonstration of the subservience of the Obama administration and the Democratic Party to the military-intelligence apparatus of American imperialism. Day by day, the White House and the Democratic-controlled Congress delivered decisions along the lines demanded by the Pentagon and CIA, in many instances directly repudiating the campaign promises made to win popular support during the 2008 election.
The People's Age is near but will have to be struggled for by focusing on the 'bottom-up' human rights approach which are the rights left out by the Global Elites at the UN in their discussions of economic and social rights over the past four years which resulted in the 'we are all in it together' approach presently being adopted by States.
When the reality of the economic crisis first made itself known, many who realized what was happening dubbed it "the greatest crisis since the Great Depression." This description was more than bombast; it was a sober analysis of the immensity of the economic problems in the country — problems that had been building up for years.
The mainstream media is now — for political reasons — in a constant clamor for the economy's elusive "rock bottom." This is so people will be more hopeful, less agitated, and more willing to let those who destroyed the economy continue running the country un-challenged. Every time a new economic indicator comes out that wasn't "as bad as expected," Wall Street cheers and politicians give their "we've turned the corner" speeches. Reality is thus turned on its head.
How Many Kicks To The Head Does It Take to Arrest Rampant Police Violence?
May 18, 2009 "Information Clearing House" --- Anyone who has ever wasted good money on a clunker only to drop the transmission 15 minutes after leaving the car-lot, knows the feeling. It's like a swift-kick in the groin followed by weeks of fist-pounding rage. It's called buyer's remorse; "Gawd, I wish I hadn't bought that piece of dogshite!"
There are probably a lot of former-Obama supporters feeling that same agonizing sense despair now that President Rainbow has done an about-face on every campaign promise he made. So much for "truth in advertising", eh?
pulling support from someone without knowing the full story
There are five organizational actors in the downtown makeover campaign who go relatively unappreciated. They reside in city government, in media, in associations, in professional-industrial firms, and in various informal milieu that share the same agenda, which is a social-climbing agenda. Unhappy with the citizenry as it is, they set about converting our downtown into a "world class" commercial utopia for high-end corporate chains and an imported population of fellow social-climbers.
Their mentality was that of the bubble. Inflating downtown real estate was at the heart of their fantasy plan, small business and local renters be damned. Now, as the bubble bursts and "developers' dreams turn to dust," what will be the future of downtown, and who will make this future? Here are five well-entrenched institutional entities to watch, challenge, resist:
1. The Portland Design Commission ("the other PDC")
2. The Downtown Neighborhood Association (DNA)
3, The Daily Journal of Commerce (DJC)
4. The Portland Tribune ("The Cement Mixer")
The issue of when Pelosi knew is a distraction.
There are half a dozen organizational actors in the downtown makeover campaign who go relatively unappreciated. They reside in city government, in media, in associations, in professional-industrial firms, and in various informal milieu that share the same agenda, which is a social-climbing agenda. Unhappy with the citizenry as it is, they set about converting our downtown into a "world class" commercial utopia for high-end corporate chains and an imported population of fellow social-climbers. Their mentality was that of the bubble. Inflating downtown real estate was at the heart of their fantasy plan, small business and local renters be damned. Now, as the bubble bursts and "developers' dreams turn to dust," what will be the future of downtown, and who will make
Let's show the trickle down theory the door. If a goodly majority ever faces economic reality, we could fashion a better world. It is however the wealthy that will have to sacrifice.
While nearly every state is facing severe budget deficits, New York State showed how to balance the budget without completely destroying the social safety net. New York took a few progressive steps forward in balancing the budget and painted a more sensible picture of "shared sacrifice" than what the average politician has proposed. Instead of sacrificing social programs and increasing taxes that affect primarily workers, two new tax brackets were created for New York's wealthier citizens, generating 4 billion dollars in state revenue.
Prior to the new budget, New York's highest tax rate was 6.85 percent, for anyone making $20,000 or more. The additional tax brackets are 7.85% and 8.97% for those whose income is more than $300,000 and $500,000. These new rates are temporary and set to expire in 3 years. According to the Times-Union, "In broad strokes, the agreement closes the state's estimated $16.2 billion budget deficit through $6 billion in federal stimulus dollars, $6 billion in cuts to an array of programs, and $4 billion in new revenue through an increase in the personal income tax on affluent New Yorkers." The grassroots movement that pushed this "wealthy tax" forward not only asked that new tax brackets remain permanent but also asked for a third tax bracket on New Yorkers earning $1 million or more annually, which would have raised an additional billion dollars.
does anyone have any current information that starbucks coffee co usa has been involved assisting homeland security with their security cameras in coffee shops worldwide ??
Only sixty NAY votes.
This will be my last June in prison but I ask and I hope that henceforth June
12th will serve as the International Day of Action and Solidarity for Earth
Liberation Prisoners. I hope that each year the events, benefits, rallies, and
actions grow stronger until all our warriors come home. I hope June 12th serves
as an inspiration to future warriors who know that should they face
imprisonment they will have the support of an entire movement behind them.
The Capitalist "health care" system is not simply broken, but shattered. Suffering multiple breaks, a one payer health care system will not in itself suffice to guarantee Americans a health care system comparable with the rest of the world.
So you think there's no reason to worry about a new REICH?
El país que todos deseamos
With the decline of the SPP, a rift may be emerging as to the next course of action to take in regards to North American integration. Some would like to see more focus placed on Canada-U.S. bilateralism while others believe that trilateralism should always be the way to go. The vision of a North American Union has not been abandoned.
I originally wrote this in 2004 but decided to update it during this period of economic crisis which many people (revolutionaries, organizers, social movement forces, and masses of people in general) will face on a personal level. I believe that this is still something we need to strategize around.
There comes a day when Corporate STARBUCKS at times goes a little too far ! Today 5/12/09 my limit was pushed to the max with their Corporate denial of improper employee behavior in one of their Venice Bch - Culver City CA Corporate Stores ! Just what America needs, a new BLOG only about the negative aspects of STAR BUCKS mistreatment of their INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL customers !
Obama refuses to release photos of our darling soldiers at work.
Two weeks ago came the first news about an epidemic, known as "swine flu", appeared in Mexico; according to statements by the Mexican Minister of Health, it was a "highly contagious mutant virus" which had moved from pigs to humans. The alert triggered in the U.S. and Europe was accompanied by the information that it was already responsible for 20 "confirmed" deaths with forty still being "verified". Day after day these news have made the headlines in newspapers and on television.
Obama. Genocide. Realpolitik.
Obama. Genocide. Realpolitik.
The velvet gloves are off and the reality of Obama's Middle East plans are being revealed: a bare-fisted pummeling of Afghanistan and Pakistan — with Iraq's fate yet to be determined.
The media have been preparing this for months, with incessant talk about the alleged "troop drawdown" in Iraq, the "surge" in Afghanistan and the "immediate threat" that supposedly is represented by Pakistan.
It's now crystal clear that zero "change" will be forthcoming when it comes to U.S. foreign policy, minus a strategic shifting of troops. This fact was highlighted recently when Obama asked for an additional $83.4 billion in "emergency spending" to fight the Iraq/Afghan/Pakistan wars. It must be noted that so-called "emergency funds" were precisely the avenue Bush chose to fight his wars, enabling him to skirt the already-gigantic military budget.
Yeaterdays calendar of events is useless ! This goes on all the time.
sadly, lawyers for poor americans will have to continue to ask certain countries and world leaders of the international community for their help in encouraging iran to participate in this proposed prisoner exchange !!!
wellcome in athens girls
A link to ACLU's know your rights! pocket guide to handling the police. useful for anyone attending the excessive force demonstration today or Copwatch workshops later this month...
The Bataan Nuclear Power Plant is not safe, not economically sound, not insurable, not sustainable. It is tainted with corruption.
Statement Calling for Rejection of the Proposal to Recommission the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, who now aspires to succeed him, both think that the rest of the world, and, most of all Detroit, should get hip to California's cutting edge environmental fashion. Both do their part for the planet by owning $100,000 plus, all-electric Teslas, the new cars for the stars and star politicians.
On October 16, 2004, President George W. Bush signed the Israel Lobby's bill, the Global Anti-Semitism Review Act. This legislation requires the US Department of State to monitor anti-semitism world wide.
To monitor anti-semitism, it has to be defined. What is the definition? Basically, as defined by the Israel Lobby and Abe Foxman, it boils down to any criticism of Israel or Jews.
I have been volunteering with Western Service Workers Association for almost a year now, and have not come across any of the so-called "authoritarianism" described in another article in this publication. I have seen no "brain washing" nor are there any "weapons" stored anywhere on the site of their office in Santa Ana California.
Hilary "regrets". Gee!
As long as the forests are threatened and we are able, every summer will be Cascadia Summer. The government repression of the last few years has weakened our communities, and many of our comrades are held hostage by the prison state; but our resistance cannot, and shall, not fade away. With the global economic crisis we have a window of unique opportunity: the compulsive building has slowed and timber prices are severely slumped. These companies cannot afford to deal with costly opposition. We invite you to join us in joyful resistance and ecological defense. Where will you be this summer when the chainsaws roll and the trees cry out?
California Governor Schwarzenegger and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom have come out for big renewables, along with every other sort of big corporate power, but, renewables just aren't enough for really big guys. To be a really big guy, a really big nation, or a really big national and international power, you've gotta have nuclear power. And nuclear weapons, the invention that gave rise to nuclear power, and nuclear power politics. Schwarzenegger and Newsom both know it, and both support it.
On Friday May 1st, over 3000 people rallied and marched at the Oregon State Capitol in commemoration of International Workers' Day.
Tempted to feel lonely and bored? Why not...
true justice begins at home and currently home for our poorer americans has judicial injustices being inflicted on them which have sadly become american crimes against humanity issues for the international world court to investigate !!!
Iran Responds with Mixed Signals to Obama's Offer of a "New Beginning"
Interview with Chris Toensing, editor of the Middle East Report, conducted by Scott Harris
The US Attorney in SEA is about to extradite Marc Emery from canada for selling FBI agent Pot seeds. See ront page of seattepi.com for monday 5,4
If you haven't already fed your soul with videos and audio recordings of Pete Seeger, and similar protesters who show the interconnectedness of our 2000-year-and-older struggle for peace and justice, food and water security, safe housing, freedom of speech/press/research, and unity with immigrants, workers, farmers, women/children, prisoners, anarchists or communists, people with disabilities, etc. ... then please read more and do more to join the song/work/lives of protest. Pete wrote songs still relevant and singable to end our wars in/against Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Venezuela, Colombia, poor Americans... He still sings against corruption and incompetence, arrogance, cruelty, corporatism. He is still right in being so far left. He defied blacklisting and prison and poverty, and "outlived the bastards." He has touched the lives of so many in Portland, who are doing their part to touch the lives of others around the world. Pete has much to teach us about techniques and thinking that keep us going stronger when the going gets harder.
Victor Hugo once stated that the paradise of the rich is made out of the hells of the poor. This article attempts to explain how this happens.
Disinformation Campaign Attempts to Discredit UN Anti-Racism Conference
Interview with Cecile Surasky, communications director with Jewish Voice for Peace, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Did I miss something? What happened?
It was MAY DAY. The crowds were all there. The political will was there. People of color were there. The BLACK BLOC was there. And... no police riot. No pepper spray, no batons in my back, no stomping hooves smashing down on sandal-clad feet, not even a wave of false arrests. No "snatch and grab" teams, no Todd Wyatt pepper spraying babies. Hell, I wasn't even tailed by a sneering pod of riot pigs as I left the rally. So... what gives? Who canceled the annual police riot?
what happened PIMC?
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