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Damos Abadon 15.07.2010 11:57
Grant, Mehserle - A Role Reversal
Having listened to Mumia Abu Jamals' commentary the other day regarding the Oscar Juliuss Grant III verdict & why people were still outraged, i wanted to repeat Mumia's observance here, with my own observations.

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Passenger (on strike because fare is too high) 15.07.2010 10:15
Why Mass Transit Should Be Free
Even from a ruthlessly economic standpoint, it makes sense for mass transit to be publicly subsidized; here's why.

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Captain Eric H. May 15.07.2010 09:46
TEXAS CITY EXPOSES BP EXPLOSIONS
"See, rather than tell the truth about what's happening in the Gulf, BP has resorted to police state tactics to threaten the media and intimidate journalists, threatening them with arrest, detainment and felony crimes if they get close enough to snap photos of what's really going on in the Gulf Coast."

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x 13.07.2010 22:26
The dow is up!
Capitalism is a Sink Whole Lately the DOW is up. Often its a indicator of market improvement of profit.
So how do you think there making money?

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Angola 3 News 12.07.2010 18:11
Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos
Modern Day Slavery If one accepts, as I do, that prisons in the US are a contemporary extension of chattel slavery, that prisons are irredeemably rooted in racism and classism that prisons serve no purpose save corporate profit and raw retribution, then one must call for their abolition. Prison "reform" is insufficient if the very notion and reality of prison itself is grounded in inequality, injustice and destruction.

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(a) 12.07.2010 16:10
"Barefoot Bandit" vs. anarchists, PLEASE help me understand
I'm sorry if the title of this post is confusing, there isn't an actual existing conflict between anarchists and the Barefoot Bandit (aka Colton Harris-Moore) that I know of anyway. What I'm talking about is drastically different public perceptions of the two parties in question, and why they exist.

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David Ray Griffin 11.07.2010 14:00
Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Do You Really Believe in Miracles?
According to several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, some of its central claims, especially about the destruction of the World Trade Center, show its members to be scientifically challenged. In the opinion of some of these critics, moreover, claims made by members of this movement are sometimes unscientific in the strongest possible sense, implying an acceptance of magic and miracles.

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Alan Graf 08.07.2010 11:14
President of KBOO is an Nazi Apologist
The President of KBOO is a Nazi Apologist and works for the city of Portland defending Police Brutality

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truthexcavator (repost) 08.07.2010 10:15
Rethink 9/11: A Letter To Peace Activists
"The truth about 9/11 is so explosive that if fully admitted, any lingering public support for America's wars in the Middle East would totally collapse ..."

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Zill 07.07.2010 20:04
The Probes Have Been Inserted
The NSA has now inserted the probes necessary to bring down indymedia and any other subversive activity on the net. All this wrapped up and billed as "change" brought to you by Obama.

The Revolution can't be far off...

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Peter Gelderloos 07.07.2010 13:50
Supporting the Prisoners of the G20 Police State
This week, my mind is with the sixteen Canadians who will be transported between their maximum security jail cells and the court to determine whether they will be held in prison until trial or released on extremely restrictive bail conditions. They are accused of organizing the protests against the elite G20 summit of world leaders that took place in Toronto at the end of June. At these protests, thousands of people took to the streets in opposition to specific policies of these twenty leading world governments or in negation of the global political and economic system in its entirety.

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spyder eye 07.07.2010 13:30
Nationalisim In The 'Hood / John Trudell
- the 4th of july has become a disgusting display of amuricun arrogance and glottony -

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Mark Vorpahl 06.07.2010 18:50
China: In Who's Interest Does the State Serve?
With the recent wave of strikes in China, the question of the class nature of China's state takes on an even more tangible importance. Today China's workers are struggling for better pay, better conditions, and independent unions. Tomorrow they may face the task of taking power and will, therefore, need to know what kind of state they are up against.

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Internationalist Group 06.07.2010 09:05
Blood on the Border
Today in the United States, under the Democratic administration of Barack Obama, xenophobic and racist violence is escalating. The criminal agents of the Border Patrol have reached the point of killing in cold blood, before the eyes of hundreds of witnesses. On May 28, construction worker Anastasio Hern?ndez Rojas was beaten to death by some 20 agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. Then on June 7 in Ciudad Ju?rez, across the river from El Paso, Border Patrol agents fired into a group of youths on the Mexican side of of the border, murdering 14-year-old Adri?n Hern?ndez with a shot to the head. These crimes are part of a policy of racist repression looking for scapegoats, typified by the legalization of xeonophobia and police use of racial profiling in Arizona's SB 1070 law. But while Obama criticize the law, "Obama, listen, we are in the struggle," his thugs are killing on the border. It is an illusion to think that the commander in chief of U.S. imperialism, or his counterpart and semi-colonial underling, Mexican president Felipe Calder?n, will defend the workers. It is necessary to mobilize the power of the working class to defend immigrants.

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Karma Lita 04.07.2010 16:17
FUCK THE 4TH
Remembering Anna Mae Aquash, Tina Trudell, Ingrid Washinawatok, Norma Mankiller...

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Workers Action 03.07.2010 08:23
Obama's New Iran Sanctions: An Act of War
When the UN refused to agree to the severe sanctions that the U.S. wanted, Obama responded with typical Bush flair and went solo. The new U.S. sanctions against Iran signed into law by Obama on July 1st are an unmistakable act of war.

If fully enforced, Iran's economy will be potentially destroyed. The New York Times outlines the central parts of the sanctions:

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UhuruNews 03.07.2010 05:31
Black Congress gains international support for Black Power struggle in U.S.!
Black Revolution of the 60s recognized worldwide For the first time since the 1960s, the liberation movement of black people in the U.S. is winning public recognition from international leaders. Representatives of the governments of Venezuela and Nicaragua, a leader of the Mexican/Indigenous rights movement, and African leaders from Colombia, the Caribbean, Congo and West Africa will come together at the 5th Congress of the African People's Socialist Party - USA (APSP-USA), July 10-14 in Washington, D.C.

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UhuruNews 03.07.2010 05:17
Self-determination for Haiti! Black Congress to fight for African power
Haitians march on site of visit by former U.S. President Clinton As the United States government broadens its military presence in Haiti and foreign non-governmental organizations increase their control over government and social service operations on the island, concerned African people are convening in Washington D.C. to organize a coordinated African response to this and other crises faced by Africans in Haiti and around the world.

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Lone Vet 02.07.2010 10:16
earl bloomenauer is a lying piece of
back to the bridges He voted for war funding by voting for the rule!

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Dana Gabriel 02.07.2010 05:41
Future U.S.-Canada Joint Arctic Security and Control
The Arctic has been the subject of dispute. Increasing diplomatic efforts is the key to building the foundation for more multilateral cooperation in the area. It's vast untapped oil, natural gas and mineral resources represent a tremendous economic potential, but control of the region is also important from a strategic standpoint. The scramble for resources and the further militarization of the Arctic make it a potential flashpoint for conflict.

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blues 02.07.2010 03:49
Global Oiling IV: Facebook Deleted Boycott BP, Leaving Almost 800,000 Fans Hanging
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iCNN -- Facebook Deleted Boycott BP
 http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-466703

The question is: Why did Facebook suddenly take down the site? Some will call it a media black out of what is really happening down here in the Gulf. Some might say he was doing more harm than good given the fact that the Boycotting of BP was actually beginning to take hold if you judge by some of the photos and videos being posted of station owners either changing to a new brand, or closing altogether.
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Workers Action 01.07.2010 21:17
Stimulus or Austerity: The People vs. the Banks
The most powerful nations in the world met recently at the G-20 in Toronto and managed to agree on only one thing of significance: the need to reduce deficits, "half by 2013." Implied by the statement is the need to lower deficits via "austerity," meaning eliminating or reducing social programs.


Why does every mainstream political pundit or corporate CEO fanatically agree that reducing deficits is the most important thing to do now? Let Obama explain:

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UhuruNews 01.07.2010 13:27
African People's Socialist Party-USA Constitution
Below is the final draft of the Constitution of The African People's Socialist Party (APSP), to be adopted at our 5th Congress, scheduled from July 10 thru 14 this year. This is the document, through many months of grueling work, that is being put forth by the duly appointed Constitutional Commission of the APSP-USA. It has been again revised since our worldwide online study held June 27 on UhuruNews.com to reflect input and discussion from that study.

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UhuruNews 01.07.2010 12:48
Black Congress, critical of Obama, to convene in D.C. to set black agenda
As criticisms of President Obama's war and economic policies mount, the group that first questioned his intentions regarding the concerns of the black community is holding a national Congress to define a black agenda to serve the interests of black people.

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Matty (Fuck people who don't do shit!) 30.06.2010 22:24
An "Open Letter" to assholes who do NOTHING and complain about those who do the work
You've seen the posts. Usually they're comments after a demo, or in response to report-backs from some killer action or other. They go like this: "You shouldn't be doing x, you should be doing y instead." As in, "How dare you work to help animals when so many babies are dying," and "how come you're fighting police brutality when there is a war going on" and "why would you talk about going vegan when there are so many more important things" and etc. Not coincidentally, a disproportionate number of these vapid criticisms have to do with animal rights. And, also not coincidentally, they are ALWAYS posted by people who turn out to have never lifted a single finger, either for the cause they are disparaging, or for the cause they claim that others "should be" paying attention to instead.

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Ann Garrison 29.06.2010 06:54
Lawmakers cutting mass transit as guilty as BP in the Gulf
Has anyone stopped driving because of what's happening to the Gulf of Mexico? How many are free to choose, even if they would?

The U.S.A.'s stupid stimulus funds went to build freeways while mass transit was cut back and fares were raised all over the country.

Every federal legislator behind the stimulus freeway building spree should be held responsible for the death of the Gulf Coast, as much or more than British Petroleum. Even now, the cuts to mass transit continue, as the oil volcano erupts with no end in sight.

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Eliel Santos 28.06.2010 19:49
Tropa de Elite de Mato Grosso
Tropa de Elite de Mato Grosso Mato Grosso possui sua Tropa de Elite, especializada em progress?o em lugares de risco, gerenciamento de crise, negocia??o de ref?ns, entradas t?ticas em corredores, rapel t?tico e planejamento operacional de alto risco.

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Captain Eric H. May 28.06.2010 15:40
AMERICAN ALERT: Israel and Iran
Worldwide, from Israel to Iran and throughout both U.S. mainstream and alternative media, articles are making an alarming argument of a U.S. false flag attack as the beginning of a world war. We may be about to discover the true meaning of the "Global War on Terror."

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Wester 26.06.2010 06:54
Letter From Thailand - 6/23/10
An essay about the Intellectual Environment I am living in, and a list of logical fallacies in the Thai Monarchist/Militarist/Yellow Shirt Propaganda

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veganimalien 24.06.2010 09:51
Author Review: Wm. H. Kotke
At a free box I picked up a book that is very important to understand where civilization is going and what we might do for ourselves to continue beyond the collapse of The Final Empire. It's a two part book with The Collapse of Civilization coming first and The Seed of the Future finishing. From 1993, it's out of date, yet nonetheless relevant to the present eco-crisis.

William H. Kotke resides in Glendale, OR and has also written a follow-up book called Garden Planet in 2005. I don't have it, and want to borrow or buy it when I get through The Final Empire. His research and referencing satisfies the intellect plus he keeps it real by calling modern civilization akin to an alcoholic suffering delirium tremens!

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SAVE SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE 23.06.2010 21:13
Saturday Protest to save Social Security and Medicare
A corporate backed group called "America Speaks" is hosting a "Town Hall" in PDX as part of a well funded national campaign to discuss fixing the federal deficits. Such events have been used to propose cutting Social Security and Medicare. The purpose of the picket before the Town Hall is to make sure other voices are heard. Don't cut Main Streets modest programs. Make Wall Street pay!

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workers action 23.06.2010 20:18
The Gulf Oil Spill Will Change Nothing
As is typical with U.S. politicians and media, an extremely serious topic has nearly been reduced to absurdity. Once the urgency of the Gulf oil eruption has been fully sterilized, the stage will be set for business as usual politics with the corporations comfortably in the driver seat.



But the corporate establishment cannot act too quickly in its fervor to drop the topic.



The environmental destruction brought on by corporate greed has opened the eyes of millions in the U.S. eyes that are struggling to stay open as they now face the enormous sleep-producing machine of the mainstream media.

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JwJ Member 23.06.2010 13:47
Jobs with Justice Commentary on June 26 America Speaks Town Hall
The JwJ Economic Crisis committee believes that people going to the Town Hall should go with eyes open. But even more, we are concerned that the Town Hall is one tactic in creating a new narrative that the corporate and governmental elites are writing in this time of economic crisis. This offensive creates the fear of soaring future debt and sets the overwhelming economic priority of balancing the budget.

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Ajarn W 23.06.2010 10:59
The Thai FIles
These are blogposts and news stories over the past 6 weeks from an American English teacher living in Thailand (that's me) They are in chronological order - most recent first.

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Poper 22.06.2010 18:38
Controversial Call Gives Casual Soccer Fans Reason to Follow Team USA
Sports have a way of uniting a nation. And sometimes, it takes a bad bounce to force that bond to develop in the first place.

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AETA4 Support Team 22.06.2010 16:06
New AETA4 Support Video
Matthew Strugar (Center for Constitutional Rights), AETA4 co-counsel discusses the case of the AETA4, indicted for allegedly participating in home demonstrations to oppose University of California animal experimentation

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joyofresistance 20.06.2010 17:56
One more photo of June 19th Anarchist protest
Here comes the robocops

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(a) 20.06.2010 14:49
Early morning knife attack and fatal "officer involved shooting"
Early this morning "deputies responded to a call of a fight and discovered a 31-year-old man going after a younger man with a knife. When the 31-year-old refused to stop, a deputy fired, killing the man."

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a concerned mothafucka 18.06.2010 19:03
Disaster profiteering in the Gulf
In a preview of the profits to come, Wall Street investment firms Goldman Sachs and others sold more than $300 million in BP stock by the end of the first quarter, just weeks before the explosion that eventually sank the Deepwater Horizon and caused the ongoing worst ecological crisis in American history.[1]

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a community member 17.06.2010 18:36
June 19th march: not just for black-bloc!
A reminder of the importance of solidarity and the construction of a general culture of resistance

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George Washington (repost) 16.06.2010 14:00
Since BP has broken everything it has touched ...
We must remove BP from the crime scene and let an international team of experts fix this on BP's dime.

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burr though you would like this 15.06.2010 14:07
How to get your streets fixed
costa rica takes forever on projects. a recent highweay completion was a mere 2 decades late....

but people are learning. got a broke bridge?

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by Nonie Darwish - intro by American Angel 15.06.2010 11:30
WOMEN'S RIGHTS 20 Years From Now- 1 Step Forward, 2 Steps Back
 Sharia America 20 years from now, there will be so many muslims in the usa that they can elect whomever they wish in any office in the land- including president.
Even before that, we can start feeling the horrific effects of SHARIA LAW - being pushed and practiced now, by Muslims who have come to the USA, in private at home.
Muslims have a world domination goal, please read the article below, written by an Egypt-born formerly muslim woman.
--AA

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Captain Eric H. May 15.06.2010 03:26
Chicago, Houston "Treason Season" Begins 6/14/10
A substantial portion of the Internet community notes there are two current U.S. hot spots that invite consideration that they may be false flags in the making: Chicago and Houston.

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Bulatlatan 14.06.2010 19:57
Animal farm within the national democratic revolution in the Philippines
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) says that all comrades are equal, and cadres fulfill division of tasks within the organization. All are subject to Party policies under the principle of the individual is subordinate to the organization, the lower organ is subordinate to the higher organ, and the whole Party is under the Central Committee.

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Captain Eric H. May 13.06.2010 10:13
Hollywood "Knowing" about BP Horizon a year early
Knowing, released a year ago, gave the Ghost Troop argument that the date and (sometimes) body count of a catastrophe can be known in advance.

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LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS 13.06.2010 09:23
LOUISIANA 5TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS CLAN DID NOT BURN A CROSS PRESIDENT OBAMA .....
louisiana chief justice edward dufresne jr's 5th circuit court clan did not burn a cross outside a louisiana courthouse,they went right on the inside of our judicial system to do their bastardly deeds !!!

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Granny M. 13.06.2010 04:21
Boycott BP? First boycott war.
The global war machine burns more petroleum than all other users.

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Artemis at the well 12.06.2010 17:36
Intergenerational Injustice: Oil and the death of an Ocean
A vast ecosystem is dying before us. The Gulf of Mexico is soaked in oil. Millions upon millions of creatures -land, sea and sky are dead or dying. The gulf waters are dead to oil and greed. What have we done to stop this from happening? What have the generations of people living on the Earth done to leave a liveable planet behind after they die? Why are we not standing up?

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Den Mark, Vancouver 10.06.2010 09:28
Is Hillary NUTS!
Who does hillary think she is talking to! Why does she not say the same things to u.s. congress! We just read that a dead texan left $9,000,000,000 to his heirs with not one penny to be paid in tax!

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Lone Vet 10.06.2010 07:37
Time to be a heretic
we can't keep do the same things over and over "It Is Time."

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Workers Action 10.06.2010 07:15
Is Obama Powerless Against BP?
After BP successfully placed a cap to divert some of the spewing oil into tankers, thousands of gallons continue to flow daily into the gulf. August is slated as the earliest date that any permanent solution may emerge. BP remains totally in charge of potentially the largest environmental disaster in the earth's recorded history, a fact that proves in "check mate" fashion that corporations dominate the inner workings of the U.S. government, a truth previously revealed by the bank bailouts.



More than one gigantic eco-system may be destroyed by BP, and the President of the U.S. is sadly reduced to lecturing in "serious tones," with daily adjustments of tone based on the results of polling agencies.

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Lane K. 10.06.2010 02:22
Anti Red and Black nuts giving away meat burgers near the vegan mall on Sun!
Peacefull protest planned for this Sunday 6-13-10, at 10 am! anyone want to join me??!!! please do.... thinking about a BBQ, giving out free burgers!

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Shamus Cooke 09.06.2010 19:43
Is Obama BP's Poodle
BP will years from now pay pennies on dollar for damages -- after "non-economic" extinctions of some species.

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HA 09.06.2010 07:36
Google "Cop Friendly Coffee Shops Portland, Oregon" and....
Red and Black is the first one that shows up on Google Maps!

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Dana Gabriel 09.06.2010 04:04
NAFTA Ties and the Push Towards a Common Security Front
Increasingly, Mexico's drug war is being seen as a continental problem that requires continental solutions which is further pushing the NAFTA partnership into a common security front. This is escalating the militarization of the borders, integration in areas of law enforcement and the military, as well as advancing the development of a North American security perimeter.

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Workers Action 08.06.2010 16:19
Coming Soon: Corporate Town Halls against Social Security
In the old days the U.S. government used different tactics to trick the population into accepting policies that only the elite wanted. For example, it took legions of hired speakers (propagandists) to travel the country and to explain to people the "necessity" of fighting WWI and WWII. Movie stars were put on the government payroll, too, dazzling and awe-striking working people into buying war bonds and constantly cheerleading the war effort.



Not much has changed. Although the corporate-controlled media is a highly effective tool to influence the public to accept wars-for-profit (Iraq and Afghanistan), some policies are so unpopular they require the old tactics be revived.

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@@@ 08.06.2010 16:14
HOW MUCH RADIATION ARE WE BEING EXPOSED TO WHEN IT IS ALL ADDED UP?
2 big microwave towers next to very tall (tv?) tower in Hillsdale (sw hills) With several hundred cell/ wireless towers in Portland (or any city) and the (PGE or other electric co.) smart meters in every home, plus cell phone usage, and other sources, how much radiation are we really being exposed to on a daily basis?

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blues 08.06.2010 05:40
Helen Thomas Is Not A Bigot La 'Eric Cartman', And Everyone Will Leave The Palestine And
The problems of Palestine are religious in nature. The religions have become conflated, of course, with 'race' and ethnicity. But religions have always been nothing more than aspects of mass media. Before television, organized religions ~were~ the mass media, since people would assemble every Saturday or Sunday to hear the propaganda of the ruling classes who financed the temples.

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Jonathan 07.06.2010 19:05
Many people seem to agree with Eric Cartman and Helen Thomas
In the wake of the Flotilla massacre it seems that more people think that Jews should leave Palestine to Palestinians.

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