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what i'm doing in the coming months.
a question about Starbuck's
If the Republicans ever worried what it might be like to have a left-leaning version of Limbaugh hacking them to bits, now they are finding out daily now that Howard Stern is waging war against the administration.
To some, the "First Thanksgiving" presents a distorted picture of the history of relations between the European colonists and their descendants and the Native People. The total emphasis is placed on the respect that existed between the Wampanoags led by the sachem Massasoit and the first generation of Pilgrims in Plymouth, while the long history of subsequent violence and discrimination suffered by Native People across America is nowhere represented.
Holding ones nose and voting for kerry
Ralph Schoenman provides a sharp summary of state-sponsored terrorism, 9-11 and this week's Congressional hearings in context; 30 minute informal talk with Bonnie Faulkner, KPFA producer of "Guns & Butter," broadcast today on KPFA/KFCF (mp3 format). You may not agree with all of his views or analysis, but as a practice the methodology of review of "threads" reported in mainstream media and assembled into a picture--even if others squawk conspiracy theory--provides insight into the ruling elite dynamics, even if you don't subscribe to the full breadth of any given "conspiracy theory." It's important to question and dig - to keep an open mind - this information is presented in that spirit as you'll never find these views in the mainstream. Older talks / radio programs can be found at the "Taking Aim" link herein
A group I work with is trying to define capitalism we found this wikipedia article good- but were interested in input.
The Twin Tasks of a Movement
I have been thinking alot lately, especially since the non-action on march 20th. So, I realized today that you all ended the war so way to go! Really though, you didnt, as a matter of fact, you didnt do much at all. Especially the radical contingents, the North Park Blocks dum-dums, and the people after the march that atttmepted to take an intersection, for better or worse, it was just tactically stupid.
Jersey natives fight antigay violence
It's almost as if our public consciousness has degenerated to the moral level of a primitive cult, such as that of the Aztecs, the early native people remembered for their bloody human sacrifices.
By Betsey Piette
Union leadership lets grocery workers in southern California down. The unions should lead a fight for health care for all, going back to the tactics of the 1930s.
Chomsky can't conceive of a politics that is independent of and opposed to both wings of the capitalist party.
Supporters of Kucinich and Nader sometimes appear to be engaged in a bitter battle --- Nader partisans dredging up votes from the congressional record of Kucinich to show that Dennis is just another version of plain-old corrupt "liberal" Democrat while Kucinich advocates have a hard time restraining themselves from calling a vote for Nader a vote for Bush by another name. But if you look at things from a holistic viewpoint, sometimes what appears to be hotly competitive hostility turns out to be cool cooperation. It's a "ZEN" thing, like dancing blind and without touching, but . . .
being caught raping woman prisoners and they were brought up on charges...
Department of Defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld spews traitorous lies as he testifies before the 9/11 commission.
They don't tell you what terrorism is, but then again they tell you over and over again.
Several Indymedia posters accuse March 20 organizers of making speakers pay to speak. This is a harmful lie that really needs to stop being repeated.
put the fun between your legs
no war for oil - ride a bike - lose the suv
Don't Walk with the Cop!
by justin felux
This article continues to provide information about pre-planning funerals and how to avoid the scams of the corporate funeral industry.
i'm new to the portland area and i am looking for a good outdoor place to go recreational shooting.
It's official! The "official" demonstration flag man proved it: the Israeli flag and American flag are to be seen together--always together. Here is the Neocons' Pledge of Allegiance.
This article expands on the discussion of pre-planning and how to avoid scams in the corporate funeral industry.
Many things drew my attention at this last weekends War protest. One thing is for sure the signs stood out the most. In fact, one in particular. To me it represents the questioning of integrity about what we hear daily from one of Oregon's talk radio personalities.
As we discuss the pros and cons of our demonstration of our right to dissent, let us not forget that we are all here for a purpose.
[the article begins] WHAT is patriotism? ... [later] Indeed, conceit, arrogance, and egotism are the essentials of patriotism. Let me illustrate. Patriotism assumes that our globe is divided into little spots, each one surrounded by an iron gate. Those who have had the fortune of being born on some particular spot, consider themselves better, nobler, grander, more intelligent than the living beings inhabiting any other spot. It is, therefore, the duty of everyone living on that chosen spot to fight, kill, and die in the attempt to impose his superiority upon all the others.
I would say a MAJOR escalation, if not all out war, is just about inevitable now.
by william hughes
"The White House knew within minutes of the USS Liberty attack, that the perpetrator was really Israel.
also consider the sinister influence of the advisor Rostow, and its uncanny similarity to todays neocons
GLBT civil rights. Intro. to Logic example to exercise. Petition to Sign being sent to President George Walker Bush against the federal marriage amendment.
I'm a freshman at milwaukie high school and so far this year i've been getting pretty annoyed by the school pushing army recruitment crap on us. Those assembly's, huge ads in the school paper, phone calls home and that stupid army table at lunch. I'm sick of it!
So if a cop just walkes up to me and demands identification and I am not doing anything, do I have to give it to him or her? I know this issue was going to the supreme court, does anyone know if it has been resolved by now? If so, please post an answer, or a link to a news article or something. It would be great to clear this up.
Two articles are compared: one from the Washington Post and another from the McAfee computer virus information web site. The Washington Post clearly shows journalistic incompetence and blatant media spin. A comparison of the articles also clearly shows how the corporate mass media will use anything it can get its hands on to invoke panic in the people and the words "Department of Homeland Security".
Qregon can help Kucinich to get his voice heard at the Democratic national convention.
lomos taken during Saturday's march
Could he now be the WORLDS MOST DUMBEST?
Doing what the terrorists want is called appeasement
Bu$h makes statement on March 20th
A comparison of two good versus evil confrontation theories being propagated by the Bush administration with one that I think bears a closer resemblance to reality.
While Nader can offer help in State elections, key elections needed to get the Senate out of Republican hands he is not 'the' Presidental candidate this year.
Below are two articles that describe how 100% pure blooded white Americans were convicted of possessing weapons designed for terrorist acts in the US. However, aside from these articles, one from UPI and one from The Guardian (UK), the only other news articles I could find (using the Google news search) were local news articles from Texas (where the terrorist lived and were caught). Contrast that with national publicity, and the gloating of John Ashcroft, at finding a few African Americans and Arab Americans in Portland OR guilty of terrorism for "thinking" about fighting with the Taliban to defend Islam, and attempting but failing to reach Afghanistan, and for finding some Americans of African descent in Lackawanna NY guilty of terrorism for joining a training camp in Afghanistan, or thinking of joining it, only to find that it was not to their liking, and returning home to the US for an ordinary life
A change to let the Congress override the decisions of the Supreme Court
Walking at the front of the march taking photos I took in the general attitude of marchers, cops and bystanders. No idea what it was like farther back in this really long line of people, but for what it's worth here is what I saw. Please add your own thoughts from the middle and rear of the march and this might turn into an interesting story.
A summary of great anti-war slogans
There exists in our world today a powerful and dangerous secret cult.
So wrote Victor Marchetti, a former high-ranking CIA official, in his book The CIA and the Cult of Intelligence. This is the first book the U.S. Government ever went to court to censor before publication. In this book, Marchetti tells us that there IS a "Cabal" that rules the world and that its holy men are the clandestine professionals of the Central Intelligence Agency.
Letter to the Eugene Register-Guard.
As thousands in Portland and around the world protest the war today, we must remember those who face police reprisal for their protests. One is Camilo Viveiros, arrested protesting the Republican National Convention in 2000, whose trial is coming on April 5.
Shrimp, crab, lobster, clams, mussels, all these are an abomination before the Lord, just as gays are an abomination. Why stop at protesting gay marriage? Bring all of God's law unto the heathens and the sodomites. We call upon all Christians to join the crusade against Long John Silver's and Red Lobster. Yea, even Popeye's shall be cleansed. The name of Bubba shall be anathema. We must stop the unbelievers from destroying the sanctity of our restaurants.
Pick YOUR favorite officer and watch them today; prevent crime!
This leaflet is currently being passed out in Seattle stapled to the leaflet NO TO IMPERIALIST OCCUPATION AND ISLAMIC FUNDAMENTALISM! (posted a few days ago under the title "Support the class struggle in Iraq"). But it's just as relevant in Portland!--W.
Is it possible the U.S. is planting WMD's in Iraq? A report from the mid-east claims exactly that.
I am in central oregon -- have been planning to come up to Portland for the Mar 20th protest and march. Though there are over 100 orgs that have signed on as endorsers and sponsors for the event, I just don't get the feeling (from this website) that Portland will make much of a showing...
A description of the turning of the Free Republic conservative forum into a Bush only venue, and how it relates to a new forum created by former members unjustly banned from Free Republic by owner Jim Robinson of Fresno, Ca.
This is part of the court-assigned essay I had to write as my "punishment" for the Burnside Bridge sit-in last year. I thought it might be appropriate to post it, one year after that memorable and meaningful event. My best wishes to all who were there.
The importance of a knowledge of history to understanding the present and to develop an appreciation for the sacrifices and accomplishments of those progressive people who preceded us.
Op-ed piece in the Eugene Weekly about cop rapist Juan Francisco Lara's sentence of 5 years vs. polticial prisoner Jeffrey 'Free' Luers' 23 year sentence
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