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The latest online issue of The Rapsheet, the PPA's monthly newsletter, calls the Albina Minister's Alliance a group of "race pimps".
president obama if america decides 2 execute our own activists, who will be left 2 protest internationally ???
The DREAM ACT, authored by Hatch and Lugar in 2006, exchanges citizenship to illegal aliens for service in the US military. It's a clever attempt to fool immigrants rights activists. IT MUST BE OPPOSED!!
Here are three potential reasons why, when surrounded by police cars and tased by multiple officers on May 12, the now deceased Keaton Otis might have thought it necessary to grab a gun and fire on his assailants.
When the White House is quiet as protestors are butchered in the streets of Bangkok Thailand, suspicions are raised. Silence often equals complicacy. One can only imagine what the U.S.' response would be to a Venezuelan government slaughter: the U.S. media and Obama would loudly condemn such an act, in contrast to the muted response to Thailand's blood bath.
The history of U.S.-Thailand relations explains why. During the Vietnam War, the U.S. used Thailand as one of the main "anti-communist" bulwarks in an area that included China, Vietnam, Burma, and other countries that were challenging capitalism.
Launching a pro-military movement under the guise of immigrant rights
u.s.supreme court is aware that hank skinners execution is not a wrongful execution because of innocence or guilt !!!
the beauty of american life for most all americans is partially based on our countries freedom of speech & freedom of religion which have been built into the very fabric of our american society-life~style.
Oregon Public Broadcasting should publicly issue a statement of concern regarding the corporate underwriting of the Public Broadcasting Service Newshour.
What have you or others done to help bring the people of your neighborhood street together? With so many different ideals and life style choice on just one block, is it even possible?
A PetrolVee is herein defined as a passenger car or truck fired and fueled by gasoline or Petroleum derived diesel.
antes y despues de la llegada del hombre blanco
From the Black Bloc Papers: "It is a strange pill to swallow, the notion that some of your peers, people you don't know, represent your interests. It is an old tradition, it has given most of us the title of civilians, and it has made others our rulers. Although each life, upon a short and close look, obviously contains its own unfathomable trajectory it has been the way of the modern world to pigeon-hole and harness the energy of each life towards historically questionable ends. This practice, abusing the young in order to eternalize the old, has led us to a point in history in which lives are spent for the sake of the machine's continuing momentum. Inane, insane, or otherwise, we all go through the hopper from our birth to our determined, predictable, and sometimes socially necessary, death."
From the Black Bloc Papers: "Since the Battle of Seattle, the North American Left, and specifically the smaller yet growing revolutionary Anarchist movement, has been invigorated at least as much as it has become a common reality in the consciousness of the public. This has not occurred in a vacuum. Nor has this happened due to a simple, quantifiable reason. The reasons are as much diverse and subjective as they are objective and empirically observable."
As the details become clear about the recent murder of Keaton Otis by the Portland police, there are a few questions that many will be asking. Why would this young man shoot at the police? Why did he disobey them in the first place?
Sorry! ... The Reply Function is not working on that thread or several others. (Workerbee! :)
so.... this is not a facetious title or question.
What is it precisely that the police do?
I mean, what _good_ benefit or even basic function do they -- and even 'criminal justice' as a profession in general -- provide our country(ies) / society(ies) ?
as a private citizen I am simply baffled as to what earthly purpose the police serve, in both my daily life and this day & age. I have NEVER, _EVER_ had a need to 'call the police' ("on someone" or for my own "benefit" / protection). Then again, I may not be rich enough to have experienced such "need"...
what a great way for irans leaders & our american leaders 2 start a new foundation of trust in a future world of peace !!!
Now is NOT the time to back off from explaining our position as anarchists.
Taxes, more than any other issue is what drives the Tea Party movement. Thus those philosophical arguments related to taxation and the resulting size of government constitute the very essence of the rationale for the movement's existence. How then will the movement react and adapt to the latest findings of the Bureau of Economic Analysis, which reveal the movement's essential positions to be clearly at odds with empirical facts?
Mayor Sam Adams has fired Porland Police Chief Rosie Sizer, now replaced by Mike Reese. Who is Mike Reese and what can Portlanders expect?
In the struggle over the notorious anti-immigrant, anti-Latino, anti-working class law SB 1070, a person might be tempted to see this as a conflict that plays out among the elites of Arizona politics: legislators, governors, sheriffs, newspaper editors, judges, lawyers, and nonprofits. This view would be understandable, but wrong. The real battle is at the grassroots.
A quick glance around the globe reveals a ruined international economy, wars and more wars in the works, and revolutionary movements aplenty — all connected phenomena. No, the apocalypse is not coming; but the international economic system currently used to arrange the social order is crumbling, taking everyone down with it.
The global capitalist system is in far worse shape than most people realize: it may only take the tiny economy of Greece to go bankrupt to break this camel's back — and finally the word "recession" will be antiquated and "depression" will be in vogue.
The previous administration's role in the events of 9-11 must be examined.
The Spartacist League/U.S. and the International Communist League it leads are in deep political trouble. On April 27, the International Executive Committee of the ICL issued a statement ?Repudiating Our Position on Haiti Earthquake,? headlined ?A Capitulation to U.S. Imperialism.? After three months of ?zealous apologies for the U.S. imperialist military intervention? in the name of humanitarian aid, the ICL suddenly declared that this was a fundamental ?betrayal? and the Internationalist Group had been right all along in demanding U.S./U.N. troops out. While agreeing with the IG?s characterization of the ICL?s policy as ?social-imperialist? and calling for a ?savage indictment? of its own line, the ICL?s explanation for this betrayal ? failure to have a formal discussion ? doesn?t answer how an entire organization which proclaims itself revolutionary Marxist and Trotskyist could swallow this support for imperialism for months. Its origins can be found in years of capitulation to U.S. imperialism, notably by abandoning the call for its defeat in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The Open Letter by the Internationalist Group urges those in the ICL who do not wish to continue gyrating in centrist confusion to examine the real record of their organization?s adaptations and capitulations to ?its own? bourgeoisie over the past years.
Another government spook lurks at UW.
Is Portland IMC Patched Through Homeland Security?
A worker for Sisters of the Road reports that Amanda Fritz, Portland's most liberal member of the City Council, requested that homeless speakers last week at the sit lie 2 hearing NOT mention the Portland Business Alliance in their comments. One advocate did so anyway.
Woodrow Wilson, the 28th American president, is looking down in horror at what the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC; WilsonCenter.org) is doing in his name.
Two authors, Robert Zaretsky and Elizabeth Hawes, have resurrected Albert Camus, the late French Algerian novelist and philosopher, in their just released books. I'm recommending both of their tomes. I think their efforts contribute, in different ways, to enhancing Camus' literary legacy. Camus' courageous moralizing against the excesses of the ideologues of his days is timely. Let's face it, we too live in an era where crazed warmongers are running amuck.
Doce expresiones, extraídas y actualizadas del Libro "Diez Horas con la Globalización", asociadas a cambios de paradigmas anunciadores de una nueva era -anomalía en el sentido que Thomas Kuhn le da al término, y que a diferencia de las anteriores grandes revoluciones de la humanidad-Neolótico y Revolución Industrial, no solo es más global sino sobre todo mucho más rápida)
Where will we be in five years?
The Feds have been interested in this guy for over six years!
How convenient for Goldman Sachs. Just as most working people were demanding that the Goldman bosses and other Wall Street criminals either be massively fined, jailed or worse, the nation's attention is suddenly forced to react to the racist immigration law in Arizona. And although the two incidents are not directly related, they represent a trend that is likely to increase in the months and years ahead.
Because of the economic crisis, massive unemployment, corporate bailouts, home foreclosures, and criminal activity of Wall Street, the majority of people in the U.S. have never been as passionately anti-corporation. But the corporate owned media plus the wealthy, elite-controlled Congress reacted quickly to these intolerable circumstances and fought back.
If one downed rig is wreaking havoc across the entire gulf coast, what would one misstep from the proposed LNG pipeline do to Oregon?
fuiste la primera victima
Suddenly half the published items on this website are derailed by debates over animal name calling and animals calling names. Stop it!
Honest investigations must consider motive.
just to make clear...
the exploded wellhead of the (former) Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico,
is not a 'spill' of oil.
The damaged well is continuously GUSHING oil from 5,000 feet deep on the ocean floor, where the blowout prevention device failed to do its job.
If the radio collar transmission fails, then the kitten cannot be located for its scheduled examination and re-collaring.
Those of us making the "radical" claim that wars are the result of economic/corporate interests pushed abroad, were recently given a nod of approval from a typically unfriendly source, The New York Times.
The corporate controlled New York Times published a revealing article about how U.S. foreign policy really works, and why. The motive behind the sincerity is that China's foreign policy was being attacked. However, the article soon made it clear that China's policy is the same as the U.S.'s : dominating regions that are of "economic (corporate) interest" — raw materials, cheap labor, shipping lanes, markets, etc. — through military buildup.
What's with the authoritarian control freaks in the orange vests?
The earlman open mouth.
GAINUSA, part of Campus Crusade for Christ, sends out missionaries who can't speak the local language but who are quick to mock ballet performances.
HSUS invited MCAS to participate in their Expo. Tell them the truth about MCAS.
The general conditions of life and work have been deteriorating for years, becoming ever more intolerable.
Do they honestly expect us to believe that their campaign isn't linked to the Democratic Party candidate?
Posted below is a response to Nancy Haigwood's Oregonian Article, "Human
Health and Animal Rights: Why I Do Animal Research" written by the
Portland Animal Defense League. This article was submitted to the
Oregonian but was rejected today. Nonetheless, our arguments and voice
still deserve to be heard:
Events such as the G20 have become a testing ground for new police state measures and a trial run for a military style occupation. In June, downtown Toronto will essentially be on lockdown with rights and liberties severely restricted.
A new leaflet being passed out in Seattle. Spread the word about Obama's REAL ideas about immigration reform while building the movement for full rights for all immigrants, now. And wherever you are, march on May Day, the fighting holiday of the world's workers.--Frank
Hey Bush- where's the $$$$$$$$$??????
Brief notes from the protests
Arizona's recently passed law as of Friday allows police to racially profile and sets dangerous precedent for the rest of the country. How we should respond.
Boycott Arizona until it is given back to Mexico.
Painting a picture of racism, "fringe" politics, and "right wing" conspiracy, the SPLC and CNN are, once again, fanning the flames of untruth as they "report" about protesters and "patriot" activists who have the guts to question their government.
The only real question is will the police stay true to form and grotesquely overreact to minor provocations?
With May Day marches occurring in several Northwest cities, the information and call in this Seattle leaflet prepared for the local April immigration reform rally remains very relevant.
Some people think of Anarchism like a political ideology, that has a particular, prescribed endpoint. Usually something like "no government," or "direct democracy," or "no leaders." But not necessarily.
Nobody is entitled to appoint themselves the political representatives of somebody else.
Too bad Sarah Palin is not blonde. Fore if she were bleached, whenever she said anything remotely stupid or vapid, or her words could be twisted as such, she would be called on it. But more importantly some "male" dumbos of the Tea Party coalition, that is those who have sprung to pay her fees to speak at their conventions, too could eventually get it. They too, some of them that is, would finally see beyond her "charm," and look for someone more than a playboy bunny to inspire their political consciousness.
It's hard to know where to start. I'm not used to writing stories about myself. Usually, I am the one sharing news about other people through recordings and words. I cover events and publish reports to Indybay. I often report on street demonstrations, some more rowdy than others. And while I recognize the privilege my skin-tone grants me in our society and that I have not taken the types of risks war reporters do, I know enough from having seen what's happened to other journalists over the years that I am not immune from abuses by law enforcement authorities.
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