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We pay these guys to make our fine city safer!
James Jahar Perez was killed after being pulled over for 'failure to signal' - I would like to know how many white people have been pulled over for 'failure to signal' in the last year, vs. people of color.
and not just here in Portland alone. Here is a story I found on one of my
Yahoo! Groups today. It tells volumns as to the POLICE STATE mentality that
has gotten a fine grip on this country. We need to ALL work together to
loosen that grip, even if we have to smash their hands to do it!
It appears that my urging for a "call to reason" approach of
voting in a moderate candidate to get rid of Bush and then continue with Green Party activitites under a more conducive government is being censored within your own "open forum, alternative media site"
A year and a half or so ago, I posted a story about how I flipped off a cop, and he threatened to "jam me up" the next time he saw me. Oh boy, I was SOOOOO outraged. Me, a white male, got SOOOOOOO oppressed by the mean old Man. WTF? Now here's a guy who gets pulled over by a cop, doesn't have his license (I assume he didn't have it ON him, as opposed to not having one period, but it really doesn't matter does it? I mean, he's just as dead either way...), they tell him to get out of the car and then shoot him when he goes to unbuckle his seat belt. He didn't even flip them off. What's the difference? He's black, and I'm not.
With Portland Police killing yet another citizen over minor traffic violations
in which their intimidation tactics deliberately caused an undue escalation of
the situation to where they could do "legalized murder" on a minority citizen,
we need now, more than ever, to get the picture of that arch-bungling cop...
I hope you will publish this article in the center features area. I am transgendered and Dennis Kucinich is the only presidential candidate who supports equal civil marriage rights for my lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. Bush would outlaw my right to marry with an amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kerry would give me 2nd-class-citizen status with the crumb of civil unions, denying me 1,049 federal rights and benefits from civil marriage. ALL lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders, intersexed, questioning, and heterosexual allies should vote for Kucinich in the May 18 Oregon primary!
Although I disagree with the Trotskyist politics of the author, the article is a useful, if limited, exposure of the character of Nader's "independence" from the two-party system. We need to build our own independent movement without relying on celebrities. -Jeff (communistvoice.org)
Mass. Governor wants state court to postpone requal marriage rights until November 2006.
i love portland imc and the imc org. i wish there was a way to shut people up who just want to vent a particular frustration, force them to study writing as a convention and means of communication - and let them write till their hearts content.
lets be considerate - in the sense that people want to read your message, put some time into it - make it readable. i am tired of wordiness in largely irrational venting.
New Radio network
Minimum wage work offers the most oppressive work environments, with the highest level of paternalistic behavior, of all jobs in America. I have come to realize that bosses seem to think they are renting ME for minimum wages, not my WORK. I do not see it that way.
The facts are in. Bad attitude-your gona die? If your dead you had a bad attitude?
let's not forget that we're still awaiting the posting of
Ralph Nader is against the Diebold Voting Machines..
Sing it, Frank!
Trying to re-think my Liberal up-bringing.
Terrorist threat---My Ass!!!---We've been lied to and I can prove it. Despite what the Bush junta tells us about a terrorist threat in this country---they're damn liars.
The film "What the #$*! do we know?" has continued an unprecedented run at the Bagdad theater and is now spreading to other McMenamins locations. Anecdotal reports suggest many people are flocking to see the film 4, 5 or more times. However, not a single media outlet in Portland has reported on the link between the movie and its apparent sponsor, the Ramtha School of Enlightenment. This film gives new meaning to the phrase "cult classic."
Uniting against the hard core republicans takes
political foresight...and patience
Officials of the US-led Coalition Authority closed down the offices of Baghdad's Al Hawza newspaper on Sunday, March 28. Al Hawza is popular among segments of the Shi'a community who support theocratic government in Iraq.
Fifteen hours have passed since the black man was killed by a Portland cop, & nearly nothing is known about what happened & why. Fifteen hours is a long time to determine, for example, if the man had a weapon. The man was dead inside his car, & the po-po is still investigating whether he had a weapon? Must be. Or maybe it's that the Division of Creative Spin does not have a night shift. Hey, Derrick. Hey, Vera. Was the man armed? Your silence is not helpful. Perhaps you are beginning to understand that there are a few psychopaths wearing PPB blue. That would indeed be hard to explain. I don't live in Portland, but the demand for Justice recognizes no boundaries, certainly not political ones.
The idea that there is no difference between the Democrats and the Republicans in Congress on trade issues is ludicrous at this point in time. It is very easy go to such web-sites as thomas.gov, maintained by the Library of Congress, and verify, for example, the vote on "The United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act" (H.R. 2739). I can understand that people are too busy (or too lazy) to want to dig into the facts, but then why are they so eager to fill in the missing facts with misinformation?
CRAWFORD, Texas -- White House allies and Republicans investigating the Sept. 11 attacks pressed Sunday to hear open testimony from national security adviser Condoleezza Rice, with one commissioner calling her refusal a "political blunder of the first order."
Dispatch from Jeff Luers-March 15, 2004
For more information, see http://www.freefreenow.org
Read this review about an upcoming Global Warming movie and how defensive they get... claiming there is no such thing as global warming. I don't even know where to begin with these fools and the simpletons that nod along with them.
Although I'm alarmed at the direction our country is heading under the leadership of the criminal cabal now ensconced in the White House, I don't think any of the politicians, even including Nader, has the guts to really fully challenge the Republicans and their rampant, baldfaced criminality.
Richard Clarke, the West Wing warrior who has shocked Washington by accusing the Bush team of negligence, was at the controls in the White House during the dark hours of 9/11 — as his unprecedented insider's account reveals
WARNING : Because we live in a Post-Christian (or soon to be) society, with many centuries of prudery and sexual neurosis embedded in our collective unconscious, I thought I would do what people usually do in such a neurotic culture, and post one of those SEX WARNINGS at the top of this piece. If you are one of those people who are going to be severely angered by reading a piece in which S-E-X is discussed with unusual frankness then please do both yourself and everyone else a favor and do not read this piece, but find a piece about politics perhaps, and read that instead...Now with this WARNING posted I assume that I can now move on to my subject which is...
In the past two years that I've been locked up, I've used the time on my hands to analyze our movement and study the past histories of the struggle for liberation. I've come to many conclusions, sometimes backtracked and scrapped those conclusions and replaced them with others. One conclusion that has constantly come back to haunt me is that our movement has failed to prepare even in the smallest of ways for revolutionary struggle.
The Passion of the Christ seems to be less about true teachings from the gospel and more about trying to recruit new converts to Christianity. In this article found on The Knights Of Enlightenment website, Amadeus Sorensen briefly discusses his take on the movie.
Ramsey Clark has written to urge the impeachment of George W. Bush. There's no doubt that there's evidence enough to support impeachment from the legalistic point of view, but practically impeachment is a very tough proposition with the Republican Party maintaining lock-down control of the Congress. The trick is to build a fire under the Congress with something that the American people can find believable.
Abu Ghraib was an infamous prison under Saddam. Now, for Iraqis seeking relatives detained by the U.S. military, it is still a place where men disappear.
* RICE CLAIM: "I don't think anybody could have predicted that they would try to use an airplane as a missile, a hijacked airplane as a missile." National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice, 5/16/02
question for the masses
Rumsfeld stated in his opening remarks to the government appointed 9-11 Commission on March 23, 2004 that he, "Had no idea hijacked airliners would be used as weapons". His final statement on the topic while under oath was, "I plead ignorance".
What will our governance be, Participatory Democracy or Oligarchy?
Others than think as they want, but as far as this American is concerned, Bush is quite possibly the most horrendous excuse for a leader there has ever been. Initially, during the previous campaign, the writer just thought Bush a rich, spoiled brat that had gotten out of trouble, into business (all failed), and had the governorship of Texas bought for him by his daddy.
On March 20th, 2003, as bombs fell on Iraq, I joined with the thousands who took to the streets of Portland, Oregon, to express our rage against the war and to disrupt business as usual. One year on, I decided to travel to the Bay Area to check out the anti-war/anti-occupation demonstration there. What follows is not an attempt at a comprehensive report-back; I will merely describe my own experience, and draw a few general lessons from what I saw.
Israelis monitoring PDX Indymedia mounted new computer based attack on Al-Masakin.
Senator Kerry's Venezuela statement does not represent an alternative to the Bush Doctrine. Voters need to demand more from someone who is asking for our support and our votes.
On the page http://web.amnesty.org/pages/hti-index-eng as of Sat 27
March 14:00 GMT, ambiguous wording wrongly suggests that (1) Amnesty
International opposes President Aristide (2) death squad leaders are
opposed to US-French occupation, (3) Amnesty favours reestablishing an
army in Haiti. Please urgently write polite letters to Amnesty.
The anarchist element in the Buddhist landscape is definitely not unique to Tibet. The founding father, Shakyamuni himself, displayed an extremely anti-state and antisocial behavior and later required the same from his followers.
I have not said the Pledge of Allegiance since last forced to in 1976. I do not remember ever swelling with American pride during the Pledge. I do not remember even thinking about what the Pledge of Allegiance meant, until I was old enough to not want to recite it.
This will solve all of our problems. Won't it?
Helpful tips & lessons learned on my spring break with Tre Arrow.
Wondering about people saying they are revolutionaries and so they don't believe in working within the system --- my dictionary says that a political revolution is "BROUGHT ABOUT FROM WITHIN A GIVEN SYSTEM."
An appeal to Reason: A call to Solidarity! People voting in the next election need to remember the last one. Only a solid, unified front against Bush could beat him. It could. Maybe.
Have you heard? Revolution Radio on now.
A commentary on New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston relationship with the IRS.
I don't get it- The Mainstream $$ Media is pumping skull and boners Bush-Kerry 24/7, yet the indymedia network doesn't offer much alternative coverage of the Presidential Election. Why?
There is a Presidential Primary coming up in a few months, and I think this IMC should be pumping Kucinich just as much as the $$ media pumps the boners. Kucinich is the true alternative for peace, Kerry will continue all of the same bogus policies for profit.
You know how some politicians, well most, are just phony liars that will say anything to get elected.
That's John Kerry in a nutshell, i believe the term 'Poser' fits him perfectly. All conscious Americans know bush is a fraud, but so far many are still unaware that Kerry is the same.
25 page PDF file with graphs, charts, pics, and quotes to prove to anybody that Kerry is just another lying politician. The last thing we need is another liar in the whitehouse.
Any body know of a rideboard, ride planning or just anybody with space for rides to eugene from portland for the action camp?
The McKids line of products will include clothing, toys, videos, DVDs and books. Hmmm...I wonder if they'll be marketing the clothing in size LARGE only.
I am starting to notice a disturbing trend on the internet....
PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO COMMUNICATE IN NEWSPEAK.
Portland has more push, more volatility, more openness, more potential for change. Plus, it's marginally more affordable for those with alternative lifestyles. Is San Francisco losing its spot as #1 counterculture city?
Kerry`s statement on Venezuela, Pres. Chavez and the referendum
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