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Two whole generations of college students have come and gone since the attacks of 911. Here's a visual reminder of why so many of us older folks are still very, very upset.
As of June 2009, American Jury Duty is an involuntary summoning of American citizens to potentially take part in a jury trial. 1. Individuals are chosen at random as a result of DMV registration or voting registration. 2.
Healthcare Bill Passed by House Fails to Deliver Real Reform
Interview with Donna Smith, a community organizer and legislative advocate with the California Nurses Association, conducted by Scott Harris
Obama is a sociopath, but that shouldn't shock. He's a U.S. President, and Commander-in-Chief of the largest, most lethal arsenal in history, which could destroy the world many times over, and, which has a budget many times the size of the next 10 national military budgets combined.
Ipso facto, he's a sociopath. But, it's nothing personal.
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San Francisco's new energy policy, CleanEnergySF, conflicts with that of its 8th District Congressional Representative, for the past 23 years, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi is one of the nation's leading advocates of nuclear power, who, in 2007, described herself as born again nuclear and supported that year's failed attempt to overturn California's ban on new nuclear plant construction
The United States is moving backwards...fast. State budget cuts are decimating essential health and social services; public education is being destroyed; the social safety net is in tatters. To make matters worse, all of this is occurring when the loss of jobs stands at a twenty-six year high with no end in sight.
But this is only phase one.
On September 24th some of the most militant politicized street protests the States have seen in nearly a decade countered the G20 summit in Pittsburgh. Anarchist Queers and Trannies were on the frontlines of this struggle; bringing the numbers, the flare, and the wrecking crews. Radical Queers fought police and did everything they could, with what they had, not to back down. A days worth of tear gas, rubber bullet attacks, and fending off straight-idiot-liberals, set the tone for what would be a night of ravenous Queer revenge. A single march of 200+ Queers, Trannies, Womyn, POC, and some allies bashed the fuck back; causing the most property destruction contained to a single neighborhood in Pittsburgh during the protests. So other Anarchists, why the fuck are you ignoring us?
High comedy will hit Baltimore, on Monday, Nov. 9, 2009. Mayor Sheila Dixon's trial on theft charges begins. She's accused of stealing about $1,500 of gift cards slated for the poor. The Mayor denies any wrongdoing. There's an ex-boyfriend, a developer, in the mix. He's already copped a plea in another City Hall corruption case and plans to testify against the Mayor. Oh, where is the iconic film maker John Waters when we need him the most?
"Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That's 44 percent of the body - compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall."
and they wonder why we call them elite???
1st place goes to an R, 2,3,4,and 5 to Ds 251 down to 208 million us$$$$
"Senators' estimated median reportable worth sunk to about $1.79 million from $2.27 million in 2007. The House's median income was significantly lower and also sank, bottoming out at $622,254 from $724,258 in 2007."
Yes, cry for them, and lets pass the bucket while we're at it
I sent invitations to join the Facebook group "We support the African Greens" to Green Party members and others who might, whether members of the Green Party or no. In response to global warming, in support of LGBT rights, and to oppose the constant war of myriad foreign armed and controlled armies and militias fighting for Africa's resources.
What is happening now is that Fox and other conglomerates are whipping up right-wing ideologues into a frenzy which is sure to lead to violence. That is the tip of the iceberg. Second is the mainstream has for years coaxed the public into complacence on every issue from the climate, to the war(s) and the banks. Third is that protests always get the corporate media blackout treatment.
The United States is a ball-and-chain that we can live without.
Former Religious Right Activist Warns Against Incitement to Violence
Interview with Frank Schaeffer, conducted by Scott Harris
I just can't help making the comparison. I'm asked to unquestioningly accept the outrage, the injured righteousness, the branding of terror with regard to the man who shot 13 people to death yesterday at Fort Hood. And indeed, the pain suffered by the families cannot just be dismissed. But let's face it for a moment: Those people shot down by Nidal Malik Hasan were on their way to Iraq and Afghanistan. They were about to deploy to two impoverished, ravished nations, all but destroyed by soldiers just like these ones. They were about to drop bombs upon people they did not know, had never met, for no justifiable reason at all. And... we are asked to call these soldiers "heroes" for what they have done, what they were about to do. How do we reconcile that?
There were many stories to come out of 2009's elections especially surrounding the three most closely watched races nationally. Virginia elected a Republican Governor for the first time since 1997. New Jersey elected a new governor after one of the worst corruption scandals in any state. New York elected a Democrat to represent it's 23rd district after steadfastly electing a Republican to the seat every election since the 1850's.
Civil Disobedience Actions Launched to Stop Mountain Top Removal
Interview with Matthew Louis-Rosenberg, anti-mountain top coal mining activist conducted by Melinda Tuhus
It's been broken for days
Studies show that global warming is worsening. I regard this seriously because I know that disinformation regarding this issue is common, just as it is with any other. I don't wish to knock other authors, but reality is determined by the weighing of facts presented by various sources.
No one, progressive or conservative, would vote for or in any way support Private Insurance Control of the country's health proram if they knew just a bit more about the private insurance industry.
Who's in charge here? Not we, the people.
All the talk of renegotiating NAFTA appears to have revived the 15 year old trade accord and renewed the push for North American integration. This could lead to NAFTA's expansion into a North American Union and might serve to further spread its failed model to other parts of the Western Hemisphere.
If a Critical Mass of the public actually knew what the Health Care Brouhaha involved, lefties and Repugs would unite in opposing current and planned policies. Imagine....
Five years ago it would be unthinkable that a harsh critique of capitalism would attract a mass audience. But this is exactly what Michael Moore's new movie — Capitalism: A Love Story — has done. The source of Moore's success is his willingness to focus on what the media ignores: the human faces behind unemployment, bankruptcy, foreclosures, evictions, etc., and the faces benefiting from this misery — the corporate-elite sitting atop the financial system.
This reality has quickly educated millions of Americans, who now understand that our economic system is dominated by a tiny crust of super-rich individuals, bailing themselves out with taxpayer money while playing deaf to an exploding social crisis.
Jerry Brown was once famously opposed to the death penalty, but he was once famously opposed to nuclear power as well, and that no longer seems to be the case---at least not according to the Associated Press report, "California gubernatorial hopefuls back nuclear power."
Corporations simply cannot exist without sucking trillions of dollars out of the pockets of people like you and me.
It is critical to unite struggles effectively around coal mining. Indigenous people have been resisting Peabody Coal for over 40 years and the issue is under reported, even by enviros. Globally Indigenous struggle is the most silenced. We must not fail to integrate these vital stands for a livable future.
West Virgina Activist Battles Mountain Top Removal Coal Mining
Talk by Larry Gibson, activist, recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus
It was a sad day in history when the mighty Rudio Red passed away. His love and protection of Rudio Mountain was legendary. Rudio Red loved this land of great trees, sparkling water, wildflowers, sage and wild critters. He would always stop to size up a bull elk, mule deer, antelope, wildcat, bear or mustang.
Suspended Member of Afghan Parliament Condemns Karzai, Warlords and U.S. Occupation
Interview with Malalai Joya, former member of the Afghanistan Parliament and author, conducted by Scott Harris
For anyone interested, here is Part 2 of the 'Libertarian Spain in the 1930's' series
During the summer there's much attention on secret chemical dispserion by the military and corporations but when it gets cloudy people become complacent.
Banks That Triggered Financial Collapse Push Back Against Proposed New Regulations
Interview with Les Leopold, author of the book, "The Looting of America: How Wall Street's Game of Fantasy Finance Destroyed Our Jobs, Pensions and Prosperity," conducted by Scott Harris
tonight, despite all our calls and faxes to the texas governor and board of parole, he state of texas EXECUTED an innocent man! I wrote a poem about it....now, let's go take to the streets!
A new YouTube channel has been created which seeks to document police crimes and abuse of citizens, through the medium of independent video
An American filmmaker examines how globalists 'installed Obama' and utilized the Obama Brand to destroy America's democratic values and economy, in a documentary.
Desprecio a las lenguas Mexianas
Under Bush, immigrant communities lived in a constant state of fear — terrorized by "Homeland Security" agents arresting anyone who appeared Latino and lacked ID. Families were separated, children left parentless, property abandoned, and long-lasting relationships severed.
This scenario — highly reminiscent of the NAZI Gestapo — has changed only slightly under Obama. Some say for the worst. Obama's campaign promise of undoing Bush's immigration strategy was, like nearly every other promise he's made, a blatant lie. Instead, he's adopted the "enforcement first" immigration approach -- the style of John McCain that Obama once mocked.
Poco antes de las 23:00 horas (hora de la Ciudad de México) del día sábado 10 de octubre fuerzas federales armadas asaltaron y ocuparon metralleta en mano las instalaciones y centros de trabajo de Luz y Fuerza del Centro.
"Militarism is the way corporations maintain their access to their food supply — the planet." --Steve Martinot, Militarism and Global Warming
We told bush not to into Iraq and we we right
We tell Obama not to escalate in Afghanistan and we are right
MoveOn.org, the Democratic Party's fundraising and PR PAC, is urging all of us to join a global rally, against global warming, on 10.24.2009. In San Francisco, they want us to show up at Justin Herman Plaza, at 3:00 P.M. And, they promise that: "There will even be events in Afghanistan and Iraq."
W. Virginia Community Rallies to Safeguard Schoolchildren from Coal-Processing Health Hazards
Interview with Ed Wiley, West Virginia coal country activist, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
It has been more than a decade since Nike's sweatshops first hit the consciousness of the American mainstream. Has Nike cleaned up their act? Former pro athlete, college coach, and long-time Nike activist, Jim Keady says, "No." Read more...
Is it merely NWO-style Propaganda, or something more sinister?
We require the Unified Field Theory if we are to avoid being up to our nostrils in toxic nuclear sludge (the answer to 'peak oil'). In a recent experiment, a frog was enclosed within a chamber and then an electromagnetic field was formed which created a small pocket of zero gravity. The frog can then be seen floating around much like an astronaut in a space capsule traveling to the moon. An 'anti-gravity effect is real. What is missing here is the correct theoretical explanation for this phenomenon.
Concessions in Cap and Trade Bill Boost Nuclear Power, Offshore Oil Drilling
Interview with author and activist Harvey Wasserman, conducted by Scott Harris
Capitalism is not and cannot be "Green"
If you have never closely examined the "ten key values" or the "four pillars"
of the Green party of the United States, You should treat yourself to the genius
of these prinicpals.
Oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens has reversed the anti-war complaint "No blood for oil," He's upset that U.S. energy companies aren't getting enough oil for American blood----and U.S. taxpayer dollars. He complains that it's going to China instead.
Health Care Reform Bills Could Reverse Insurance Discrimination Against Women
Interview with Eleanor Smeal, president of the Feminist Majority and past president of NOW, conducted by Scott Harris
Wow, it's funtime in the corporate fascist state. Use Coke's new facial recognition software to find people who look like you.
No More Police Murders! No More Stolen Lives!
October 22nd is the National Day of Protest to STOP Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation. It is the day to begin to stand up and resist the outrage of police brutality and police murder. FIGHT BACK! WEAR BLACK!
Years of collaboration and concessions by the heads of organized Labor have paved the way for the aggressive attacks and confidence the employers are displaying now. These concessionary policies have been a catastrophe for workers leading to much unnecessary suffering.
Two recent studies have shocked the world in regard to global warming. A phenomenon that was to happen "possibly in our lifetime" has evolved into a threat capable of transforming the world in ten years time.
A recent, extensive study of the northern polar ice caps released by climate expert Professor Peter Wadham, concluded that the Arctic Ocean would be "mostly" ice free in 10 years during the summer months.
This study is a stunning compliment to research done by NASA at the South Pole, which noted that ice sheets have been losing 30 feet a year in thickness since 2003. The research concluded that the rate of melting is accelerating, creating a "runaway effect."
If a lawsuit brought forth by the U.S. public interest firm, Judicial Watch is successful, it would further expose the SPP and show how groups such as the North American Competitiveness Council(NACC)relate inside the whole trilateral process.
Why is the Unified Field Theory important? Energy from the earth's momentum field is the cleanest, safest, greenest and most abundant energy source available. Human nature being what it is, with the approach of peak oil (2030 according to the most optimistic estimates) it would appear that the alternative is nuclear energy, and no protest or attempted blockade will stop this from happening if people find their backs against the wall. Fortunately there is an alternative, but it requires that we question General Relativity.
Use of Twitter in U.S. G-20 Protest Leads to Arrest; Erodes Civil Liberties
Interview with Martin Stolar, attorney representing Elliot Madison, operator of G-20 protest communications network, conducted by Scott Harris
it don't work. Micheal Perenti' geneuos sparkles in the url video
Israeli Military Refusers Bring Their Message to America
Talks by Israeli military refusers Netta Mishly and Maya Wind, Recorded and produced by Melinda Tuhus
The site is falling apart
commentary on rape culture
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