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Throughout history you will find examples of the state parroting typically progressive or radical sentiments- instances when the popular will is such that to do so is necessary for their own political survival.
Reading over Craig Rosenbaugh's book "The Logic of Political Violence" while visiting the Red and Black cafe's library tonight brought me to recall several situations that he somehow missed. Including the reality about *when* nonviolence works, and which kinds of nonviolence.
just kill all the weak, tired, the hungry, those yearning to be free. they are lowering my property values!!
Cop killa's! Killing all the home bums!
Punish the victim! Pain will set you free! look at christ! pain is good! pain leads to righteousness. This homeless man died for our sins
It is frightening to consider that a corrupt U.S. Government or quasi government agency could abuse government X-ray scanners, over exposing (targeted Citizens) to radiation—perhaps causing recipients cancer.
We all need to educate and debate more on what lifestyle politics is all about. It's become an individualistic and dangerous mode of life that elevates style over content, and is a bad substitute for genuine anti-capitalist or socialist organizing.
The pulse of the revolution grows faint. Extreme measures are needed, since the extremely poor living conditions of most Venezuelans demand it. They are tired of the government taking half actions. Tired of the same super-rich oligarchy dominating the economy, which creates the horrendous inequality that overshadows Venezuelan society. If the revolution is not quickly pushed to the left, it will be strangled by the right.
For all the positive things Chavez has accomplished as President, he is in danger of becoming another Salvador Allende -- a martyr whose death ushered in a right-wing dictatorship.
The U.S. social and economic landscape is rapidly changing. Inequalities in wealth, which began an upward ascent back in the 1980s, accelerated in the 1990s. Now they are flying off the charts, thanks first to the tax cuts ushered in by Bush II and second to Obama's recent continuation of those tax cuts, plus more, which have the effect of taking from the working class and poor in order to give to the rich.
We live in a world that has long passed the ability to produce adequate food, clean water, shelter and health care for all, but see people dieing all around from treatable conditions.
A North American security perimeter goes well beyond keeping the U.S. safe from any perceived threats. It is a means to secure trade, resources and corporate interests. A common security perimeter would demand an even greater level of collaboration and would ultimately be defined by U.S. priorities. It also represents an important step in the creation of a North American Union.
The city of Bell has a neighbor city called Vernon, and it's ringleaders of Republican Christian mobsters make the RICO predicate acts of Bell pale in comparison.
The Anti-Secret Society.
if you haven't seen this already-watch and feel the warm christmas cheer run through you.....or maybe that warmth is actually vomit spilling down the front of your shirt....
Gays being able to serve openly in the military - & be horribly maimed/killed - for a country they still have no right to get married in, is kinda like Blacks who were "allowed" to serve in WW2, only to return to an ungrateful-as-fuck country that forced Black vets to endure [American] apartheid for another 28+ yrs. Just to be clear, the repeal of DADT is a win win for the MILITARY. What extra rights do Gays really have because of this? What is everyone soo happy about?
When someone becomes a soldier, they swear an oath to support and defend the US constitution by following "lawful" orders. Thus, they are legally obliged by their own oath to not follow unlawful orders. What Bradley Manning did by leaking this critical information has been to uphold his oath as a soldier in the most patriotic way. Now, compare that with how he has been raked over the coals by most of the mainstream media.
we must carry out daily individual little revolutions
Never Ending Class War, OR: The Alpha Dog Gets The Money.
Realistically does HLS have to respond or fully provide a job applicant or fired employee the reason they were denied a TWIC Work Card?
So the FBI frames an impressionable brown 19 year old, and FBI agents plant a fake car bomb near Pioneer Square in order to scare Americans into accepting an increasingly fascist police state and the ridiculous TSA security theater at airports ... and how do (spineless?) liberal Muslims respond! Just like many other obedient citizen-slaves do: by internalizing the oppression of their masters, begging forgiveness for being Muslim, and in turn calling for support of FBI psychological warfare operations by refusing to challenge the manufactured reality imposed upon us through state and corporate media lies.
The stage is set, and the main actors in Congress and in the corporate establishment are ready to perform, having rehearsed behind closed doors for the coming assault on organized labor's most powerful sector, public workers.
The final preparations were smoothed out in Obama's tax "compromise" with the Republicans, which gave details of the drama's first act. The tax plan purposely did not include a critical element for state funding, called the Build America Bonds program (BAB), which allows recession-sunk states to easily borrow money from the federal government. In the face of enormous deficits, the states would be left to drown. Reuters blogger James Pethokoukis explains:
we elect texas governor rick perry as america's scariest state leader ranting 4 states rights ....
I received an email from Vice President Biden telling me that the tax deal struck by Obama and the Republicans in Congress is a good deal. If the Bush-era tax cuts are allowed to sunset, it would cost the average taxpayer $3,000. But presenting an average tax impact in a society with severe income inequality will present a distorted picture. Those at the bottom will pay less than $100 more, and even those in the middle (earning $37,000 to $66,000) will pay, on average $1,000 more. The fattest cats--the top .1 percent, will pay on average $371,650 more.
How much evidence should the U.S. government be obliged to show before it kills you? None, according to the Obama administration.
And how much evidence of your wrongdoing should the government be obliged to possess before officially targeting you for killing? That's a secret, according to the president's team. If judges force the government to answer that question, the terrorists will win.
The UN reviews (or does it?) the human rights record of the United States.
If you have no respect for your horrible self, you at least might have some for Me!
Commenting on news... commenting disabled on website sooooo.....
let this rain on all the $h|t
A leaders summit in early 2011, could be used as an opportunity to unveil a continental security perimeter that includes both the northern and southern borders which in many ways would signify the coronation of the North American Union.
WikiLeaks has turned on the spot light, and now the cockroaches are scurrying.
For the hands down largest ethnic minority group in America, Hispanics face formidable challenges when it comes to higher education. Those students that do not wrestle with English have other barriers to negotiate: cultural, social, familial, and economic. However tough these obstacles seem there is a ray of hope: there is a bounty of scholarship opportunities for Hispanics.
The December 7 arrest in London of Julian Assange, the founder and editor-in-chief of the Internet investigative site WikiLeaks, is a threat to freedom of the press and an attempt to silence critics who expose the bloody deeds of imperialism. We are convinced, along with many others, that Assange is innocent of the trumped up accusations of the crimes of rape and sexual molestation that are being manipulated by Swedish authorities to request his detention and extradition. His main accuser is an anti-Communist social-democratic operative. It is clear that sinister forces are pushing the persecution of this courageous man, and his life could be in danger. The criminal forces who are behind this frame-up are first and foremost, the United States government of Barack Obama and its military and spy agencies. They seek to silence whistleblowers who have not only caused them diplomatic embarrassment but also lifted a corner of the veil on Washington's Murder, Inc. We demand that Assange be freed, that all charges against him be dropped, including those now being prepared and that Private Bradley Manning, accused of leaking documents that incriminate the U.S., be freed as well.
Singer's Arrest Reunites Village People to Record Prison Disco Song
This is the Internet, we run this. An open message from Anonymous to the governments of the world and their legal leeches regarding the motivation of the cyber protests.
Israel has no interest in stopping expansions and the Obama administration has no friends but billionaires, this is a logical out come.
house of york v. lancaster? white and red rose battles, malice in wonderland
Wow check this out!!
War of Roses york v. lancaster
ancient battle good v. evil... end in sight?
As the recession grinds on, politicians in most industrial countries have an incentive to make exaggerated claims about the supposed coming economic recovery. Some say the recession is over. Obama is in the group that claims we're on "the road to recovery," while other nations can only spot recovery "on the horizon." Below are seven important social phenomena that point to a more realistic economic and political outlook.
1) Central Banks are Dumbfounded. The usual tricks that U.S. and European central banks use to avoid recessions are long-exhausted. Interest rates cannot get any lower. And because cheap money wasn't working, the printing press was turned up a notch, into what the U.S. federal reserve calls quantitative easing -- injecting hundreds of billions of dollars into the world economy, escalating an emerging trade war.
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Swedish lawyer Claes Borgstrom says that in Sweden you need a law degree to know whether you have been raped.
Mike Huckabee, darling of the Christian right, has been quoted as saying of Julian Assange: "anything less than execution is too kind a penalty"
Conspiracy Theory - Police State Episode Pulled due to Government Pressure?
force the offshore 3rd world billiionares pay proper port rates and ..
The war against Wikileaks is gaining momentum. We must defend Wikileaks, Julian Assange and free speech. I read now that Paypal has joined the offensive. Perhaps we should all close our paypal accounts.
For community consideration: I and everyone I've met applaud Wikileaks and hope for more damning proof of the State's violent duplicity. We admire the work of the Wikileaks individuals which made it happen. But do we therefore place them on an untouchable pedestal?
We all want freedom. The so called net neutrality laws are anything but. They are empty words. I have, in earlier comments, been informed (as if to correct me) that bandwidth users can simply pay. Well, that was My position all along. but not the FCC route.
Read again the difference between the glorious name and the grisly reality:
"iam pridem, ex quo suffragia nulli / uendimus, effudit curas; nam qui dabat olim / imperium, fasces, legiones, omnia, nunc se / continet atque duas tantum res anxius optat, / panem et circenses."
"Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses"
~ Juvenal, Satire ...10.77-81
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edit duplicates if necessary, sorry not intentional
government seems to be going apeshit over wikileaks stuff
notice the news is stonewalling it
reminds me of v for vendetta but not so theatrical..
As anarchists, we often say that the freedoms in bourgeois society are a sham. Most of the time, non-anarchists can easily just laugh this off as the delusions of nutty radicals. Not so much right now.
The latest Wikileaks revelations should be a call to action for all Americans. It is time to tear down the empire that has been created in our name.
It appears the Dems will break down and not let the tax cuts expire...
In an effort to keep travel and trade moving across the border, Canada will be further pressured to adopt a single security strategy dominated by U.S. interests.
You are nine times more likely to choke to death on your own vomit than die in a terrorist attack
FBI "thwarts" it's own so-called bomb plot at Pioneer Square on Friday Nov. 26th. All major & even some [apparently liberal] news outlets pass off this bullshit as an actual event. Predictably, the dopes (e.i. general public) all fall for it, hook/line/sinker. Get ready for MORE security, MORE police, MORE surveillance, & MORE lenses watching your every move.
How qualified is Sam Adams to make an informed decision about bringing back the JTTF?
A key reason that Obama was elected President was his promise to abandon the Bush doctrine of unilateral foreign policy, meaning that Obama would work with other countries toward a more cooperative, peaceful world. The threat of war in Korea exposes Obama -- yet again -- as a dangerous copycat of Bush's approach to global politics.
A simple way for Obama to live up to his campaign promise would be to immediately agree to China's request to continue the six party talks over the Korean situation, involving North and South Korea, Russia, Japan, China, and the U.S. The last such meeting was held at the end of Bush's term. Here is what Obama said about the six party talks on Veterans day while visiting Seoul:
It is alleged a new TSA Directive includes TSA taking action not against just "Opt-Outters To Be Considered Domestic Extremists" but against non-air passengers that speak out against TSA screening processes.
War games come and go, but there are alternatives. Unfortunately those alternatives have been a long time in coming. Its quite possible this is no game.
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition and save a life! Just some "Food-for-Thought".
"Once I began to celebrate Thanksgiving as turkey-free holiday, I learned for the first time what 'Happy Turkey Day' really means."
Speculation that the "underwear bomber" was deliberately used to introduce draconian technology at airports.
Arctic nations continue to assert their sovereignty through military means. Rising tensions could further escalate the militarization of the region. While the process to resolve territorial disputes and the competition to secure resources has thus far been peaceful, there is still the threat of a future armed confrontation in the Arctic.
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