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In parts one and two of this manifesto on faith, I discussed examples of failed mysticism, using the examples of failed mysticism in the ancient Jewish and Christian traditions. My purpose in discussing this issue was to help prepare the ground for a discussion of certain very strange experiences I have had which are the seed bed of my faith in the future, while at the same time, hopefully, I can help people to avoid the pitfalls encountered when mystification is used to attempt to explain the unknown and the uncertain.
What was the major election obsevation for PDX 2003? What can be understood?
First effort a Shakesperean poetry
Before the current day harassment of citizens in their homes and
communities using advanced electronics began, secret programs of torture
were carried out by the U.S. Government for purposes of mind control.
These programs are often conversationally referred to as "MKULTRA",but
also included others such as MKNaomi, MKSearch, MKDelta, Matrix and
more, and were carried out throughout the Cold War.
The Holy Lands
The suppression of the freedoms of speech and opinion mark the death of spirit, self-respect, and the pretense of any sort of meaningful influence.
"Their land is full of idols; they bow down to the work of their hands". The prophets clearly saw the deep contradiction between power and its claim of realizing justice for everyone.. Exploiters confuse and distort good and evil.. Let us be open and not deaf or blind to prophetic social criticism.. What we celebrate could make an important contribution." translated from the German
a question for all the bleeding heart liberals
the conclusion is obvious
It appears that exhuberant flag waving is dieng down at present. Does this reflect a loss of confidence in the president's policies among the American people?
You can hate my guts, all you want, but either way, in between that we should seriously and QUICKLY organize around the issue of a potential draft, LONG BEFORE IT COULD POSSIBLE HAPPEN. My suggestion is to hold a press conferance, and a demo, etc. This is very serious. The things coming out of the press in Russia on the matter are very bleak. We will feel really stupid and defeated if we do not aquire a bit of push and quickly on the matter. This can easily be made an international scandel, if done properly.
I attacked and took over two countries
I found out this morning that one of my good friends was aboard the Chinook that was shot down on Sunday... He was comming home to get married.
Situationist like stuff, from the goofy sufi.
Toronto Star/Antiwar.com: Pentagon seeking draft board members
This is simply an observation of mine that I noticed again this morning.
The American Flag fade looks like it's fading away.
A driving force behind the Conservative storm front in America will
quite likely be the Governor\'s mentor -- and in the course, steer the
socially-liberal Arnold toward a starkly Conservative agenda.
My story about the draft not much every changes
"Around 6 million jobs are lacking in Germany. What moves politicians given this reality to assume that unemployment can be reduced by demanding more from the unemployed and applying more pressure?..How can the structural job deficit be overcome through reorganization.. How can jobs be created by abolishing jobs in the social infrastructure? How should persons in the low-income sector live?"
it used to be a pleasure to vote...entering the voting booth and pulling the curtain shut to cast my votes was honorable and no chore, now it feels like a test.
it ain't over yet kids! A lawsuit is underway that will see this thing back on the next ballot. This time, let's get the word out and do it right!
The PROWL Project is springing into action to bring new energy to forest conservation east of the Cascade crest. "PROWL" is the acronym for a nice long name: Protecting and Restoring Oregon Wild Lands. We are based in Bend and engage in forest watch and public outreach activities to protect the Ochoco and Deschutes National Forests. Our goal is to pounce on (and stop!) proposed public lands projects that are likely to degrade native ecosystems and to support ecological restoration.
This article explains several aspects of the statistical wrongs that poorly portray the truth of homeslessness in our society.
From: the Peacewatchers at USAFs Fairford and Welford bases in the UK
Since Saturday, people in the Highlands of Scotland have been witnessing large movements of US warplanes overhead. Experienced observers say the large numbers are reminiscent of those that preceded the bombing of Iraq in 1998 and military strikes on Libya in the1980's as well as the first Gulf War.
"A quiet revolution is taking place in US politics. By the time it's over, the integrity of elections will be in the unchallenged, unscrutinised control of a few large and pro-Republican corporations."
"In the past decades, I have often been annoyed that Europeans, particularly intellectuals, have said that we Latin Americans are too optimistic.. We started from the hope: If Nicaragua won, El Salvador will win.. The horizon was clear and open.. The consequence of the globalization of the free market reduce us to silence. Still I will not surrender to pessimism since that means dying."
Today in History
One man's lies are another man's "legends"
During the 2000 campaign, then Gov George W. Bush of Texas told potential military voters, "Help is on the Way."
Time is very short . . . don't forget to vote before 8 pm this evening!
Clearchannel DJs attempt incite violence against cyclists.
Where do we go for justice?
It was during that minute in nineteen hundred and eighteen, that millions upon millions of human beings stopped butchering one and another.
New FTA with Chile has grave consecuences for Chile and Latin America.
If we are to defeat the current administration we need to regain the heartland. It has been neglected because of the progressive platforms of GLBT and abortion rights issues. However, the rural voter will respond to ECONOMIC issues. We don't have to abandon our platforms to protect the rights of GLBT community and abortion rights, but we do need to talk about free trade treaties and loss of family farms in the heartland. The corruption and cronyism in no-bid war profiteering contracts will also find a sympathic ear in the heartland.--Posted by Jade12 Rural Organizing Project, Columbia County
The Pentagon is quietly moving to fill draft board vacancies nationwide. While officials say there's no cause to worry, some experts aren't so sure. Like writer Dave Lindorff in the current Salon ("Oiling Up the Draft Machine?").
All is not right in the valley. That's right, all is not right in the valley of democracy. (In theory, that is.) That would be the assertion Democratic nomination presidential candidate Senator Joe Lieberman is 'unintentionally' conveying as he tries to distinguish his message from the growing 'anti-occupation' sentiment which grows amongst the Democratic primary faithful as mid-west Republican angst rises with President Bush's domestic farm policies.
Many of the conflicts on Earth are perpetuated by wealthy European white males; from the English royalty and Columbus to American Emporer Bush and Cheney. The oppressed people were/are Iraqi, Dineh, African, Irish and any other race/nationality that did not suit the dominator's patriarchal culture.
There seems to be many misconceptions swirling around what Indymedia is. I thought that maybe folks could benefit from my view of it. First I would like to start with, Indymedia is NOT a centralized organization. Indymedia IS a tactic and you could even stretch it to be a strategy. Indymedia is a tactic/strategy to solve a very big problem. That problem being the for profit corporations monopolizing how we receive our information about ourselves and the world. Indymedia is the people refusing to be
"The post-modern forms of racism in contemporary Europe can be understood as a regime compromise between the regime of inspiration and the home regime.. People should not be 1set aside' as in the dominant system of post-politics. In this sense, we are all migrants." translated from the German
Shoshana Johnson has finally returned home.........................still suffering from injuries.
The New Haven Green Party stands for Peace, Justice, and the Extermination of Israel. Not surprising given Green fascist tendencies.
"In the framework of an ambitious free trade zone, the US wants to enforce by 2005 what was unsuccessful for them in Cancun: the unhindered access of their corporations to businesses in the service area and to lucrative government contracts.. Brazil's foreign minister Amorim stood up for an FTAA without straitjackets. Every country should be free to drastically liberalize its markets.."
"Must America-and the rest of the world-hold its breath while the Bush administration repeats an economic experiment from the Reagan era? Will this be an upswing on loan, with dangerous consequences for American state indebtedness, inflation and interest rates?.. Bush's plans involve a `permanent change of the tax structure, not short-term creation of jobs and growth'. Chronic deficits are the consequence.."
The earth is flat. Via the privately-owned media, actors and actresses say so, it must be true.
Support the Palestinian People and the Total Liberation of all of Palestine from River to Sea!
The Immense Crimes of Imperialism All over the World Will Not Go Unpunished!
Intifada Until Victory!
The People's Resistance Will Drive Imperialism into the Sea!
African People and all Oppressed Peoples of the World Unite!
The Pacific Green Party needs you to believe that the Democrats and the Republicans are the same party. This is a lie, and by spreading this lie, they are sacrificing human lives and human rights for the most basic of Republican values: power and money.
The only other world possible today is a socialist world, in the original sense of the word of course, as a system of common ownership and democratic control of productive resources, not the travesties that passed for socialism in the 20th century.
A resolution against the Patriot Act passed last Wednesday. There are many ways to view this. As a member of the Portland Bill of Rights Defense Committee, I'd like to share my view of this important event.
The My Lai massacre in Vietnam was not an isolated incident. As this article illustrates, it is part of a strategy of counterinsurgency warfare, which intends to eliminate popular support for guerrillas by "shock and awe." It is still being mangaged and financed by the US all over the world. The starkest example is Colombia, where paramilitaries are using chainsaws to slowly torture, dimember and kill peasant farmers who support the guerrillas.
Violence is not the issue. I don't think it ever was. Not back in the day when the Weather Underground blew up toilets in the Capitol Building and not today as the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) flips out over SUVs and condominiums. Revolution isn't a leather-jacket tactic radicals adopt - it is a transformation of the whole society made by millions. It can be violent, but it's not about violence. And it's definitely not, as the old saying goes, a dinner party.
"Individualization is both a success- and a suffering-history. Individualization has produced on one side the emancipated individual and on the other the modern lack of orientation.. Whoever wants to be come-of-age must renounce familiar certainties.. For many years, people have agreed that the `new individualism' has led to a dangerous decline in publicv interest/welfare orientation."
Congress will vote soon on a bill to add prescription drugs to Medicare. This is a bad bill. Tell your senators and representative to vote NO.
Are you tired about a the seeming impass the world is at? Why haven't more people, particularly the poor and oppressed come and joined our movement. The short answer is communication. I after having studied methods of commuication for five minutes, I have a script that will hopefully be made into an instrucional video that will hopufully help you communicate your views.
'Framing' refers to an overall narrative, a story, that is used to make logical sense of an issue. forget winning on the facts or the science. It's all about the story. It really isn't possible to counter-act the official CAFTA framing narrative using a partial or fragmented framing story which only focuses on 'what is wrong with CAFTA' since the CAFTA narrative is only one small part of a larger story.
"In the end, Vietnam didn't matter. Iraq does."
What the Republicans did
"The diverse crisis prophets today are treated like those lying shepherds who triggered a false wolf alarm many times and whom no one believed any more when the wolf really came. For a long time, nothing was as taboo and out on the left as the suggestion of any theory of collapse. Capitalism appeared more flexible and resistent than ever." Other articles by Robert Kurz are available on portland.indymedia.
Another good website bites the dust.
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