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If there's one television rerun more dispiriting than endless iterations of Scooby-Doo, The Brady Bunch, or the genre du jour of plastic surgery shows such as Extreme Makeover and The Swan, it is surely that annual ritual of self-loathing and mortification of the flesh that is TV Turnoff Week, which this year runs from April 19 through April 25. "Turn off TV, Turn on life," plead the nonprofit sponsors of the annual event, as if the two were somehow inextricably linked.
The custodian of the National Archives that Bush wants in place to protect secrets of his dad's administration.
Last night on Majority Radio on Air America (620 AM in PDX), a guest (Markos Moulitsas of the blog dailykos.com, I believe) mentioned he supported a draft and he explained why. He said a draft was needed because Americans are largely disconnected from the horrors of our police actions and military interventions abroad. He said more people would hesitate to deploy troops if their relatives and friends and themselves were in danger of serving.
Classified ads for militia men and women hoping to be hired by private contractors to protect "national interests" in various places around the globe and specifically in Iraq. Go to http://classifieds.tacticaljobs.com and see the people who want to be paid handsomly to kill of Iraqis.
Al Qaida: You won, I lost
(An open letter to Al Qaida leader Dr Al Zahwari)
Respected Al Zahwari,
Compost the liberals and the intellectuals --Does democracy even matter - we need a revolution in order to take the wealth away from the upper class - it s never been done with voting alone. If the US imperialism is to be stopped it will take a civil war - or a major military defeat. If a majority of Americans vote for war and imperialism does that make it OK ???
Could folks involved in public events for Mayday in Portland start posting more stuff?
I was suprised no one has posted anything to the calendar.
[while cruising for info on brother tre I can across this piece, far flippin out ~I love Canadian activists!!!]
Here's my account of the 2004 Weyerhaeuser Shareholder's AGM which I attended yesterday as a proxy shareholder.
Neither government nor big business can be trusted to preserve your privacy.
Letter to the Register-Guard, and the letter I was replying to.
I scanned the following interview from the latest issue of Playboy magazine. I've investigated more of Mr. Arnold's philosophy elsewhere and it is no less atrocious than what can be found here.
Study these things closely
"Nader Has Qualified Nowhere, Plans to Everywhere"
By Nick Anderson
The Reform Party, which espouses fiscal discipline and clean government, nominated conservative commentator Pat Buchanan in 2000. Now Nader, an anti-corporate crusader well to the left of Buchanan, could become its standard-bearer.
link to www.latimes.com
(Article requires free registration, I believe)
genocide in iraq
genocide in iraq
Liberals can be quite bashful
Some facts about the World Trade Center towers from the book "Multi-Storey Buildings in Steel", by Godfrey, GB (Editor); Second Edition; Collins, London, England, 1985, Pages 162-4.
.....But here it is : I have terrible reservations about it.
My read of this section of the actual patriot act document tells me that a good lawyer could take on folks like monsanto and other bio terriost poluters using this section of the patriot act.
U.S.War in Venezuela
The former name for Al Qaeda-- International Front Against Zionist Jews and Crusaders -- says it all.
An Amazon Indian tribe may have killed 35 miners who were illegally digging for diamonds on a reservation in northern Brazil.
What will you do when they come to take your guns?
In the Chinese calendar, 2004 is the year of the monkey. In the anti-vivisection calendar, next week is World Week for Animals in Labs (WWAIL). From April 17-25, In Defense of Animals (IDA) and many other groups and individuals will be stirring public interest about the wasted resources and suffering hidden inside locked animal labs.
(See full calendar of events at end of this article)
While planning these events, I've been overwhelmed by memories of some of the monkey friends I made while working for two years at Oregon Health and Science University's Oregon Regional Primate Research Center. These memories remind me of why the mission to expose the fraud of animal research is so important. I take these issues personally.
Please keep these articles running around because the "finding" of the weapons before the Dem. convention or 3 weeks before the elections will actually surprise most of the ignorant dummies who are going to vote for the devil. Let's take some of the surprise out of that and the sudden heroic capture of Osama. Then the only thing left to do will be to pull off another 9/11 and scare the shit out of us and force his way into the second unelected term - then we can impeach the sob.
Stopped in to my local coffee shop this afternoon to read the NY times
I GOTTA know. Did he make bail? Are they extraditing?
Rummy's word of the day is "Fungible". Means something that is exchangeable or substitutable. He thinks that about us, we the people.
press the meet
The new motto for the Sierra Club and other mainstream environmental groups...
You scratch Wyden's back, Wyden will scratch your back!
More business as usual from people who should know better.
Below is a blueprint for aggressive resistance when Bush tries to bring back the draft in teh fact of a military defeat in Iraq. It is based on tactics learned in the environmental and animal liberation struggles, plus "getting out" tactics not used in those issues. Of course, we speak here of drafting youth in general, not the end-of-tour soldiers he is already drafting.
Achievements of George Bush's war on terrorism, i. e.formation of The Dept. of Homeland Security and passage of the USA Pariot Act implications and comments on job losses in USA under Bush and too much US foreign intervention.
1. I'm waiting for Enron to pay theirs.
As a teenager flees from "justice," be happy for him. If you see him, leave your cell phone in your pocket. I don't know what he was accused of, but I'm sure it's not worth shooting him over.
How would you allocate your federal tax dollars if you had the choice?
Looking at what went into postwar planning
In April 2003, the United States was celebrating a "cakewalk" and on May 1, 2003, George Bush declared "the end of major combat operations" in front of a banner proclaiming "Mission Accomplished". In April 2004, "cakewalk" has been replaced with "quagmire" and "Mission Accomplished" has been taken over by a "Nightmare Scenario."
--- John Paul Cupp, Chairman of the Songun Politics Study Group (USA), on the occassion of th Red Suns day Juche 93
My commentary on the recent "insurgency" in Iraq. Why do the American people continue to support GW handling of Iraq?
Where was the military reponse when Jet airliners were highjacked?
This could be a threat to the Hanford Advisory Board, the group of citizens who advise DOE on Hanford cleanup issues.
A logical explanation about why George W. Bush's rationalizations for the Iraq war are asinine and the discussions among pundits and so-called experts on US corporate television are based on false assumptions and are ridiculous as well.
I need help running for City Commissioner, so far it has been almost all me running the campaign. Kind of disappointed in this site, since I have made announcement before but little response. If you think National politics are a waste of time then do something local for progressive change.
How can the same people who hate abortion ignore the killing of children?
This article takes into account our ruling administration and it's promotion of christian fascism. The article is, of course, from the point of view of a minister from the same faith as our king, which makes it very interesting.
You know, I always said that before Bush became president, he would be part of the culprit that would bust the Separation Of Church and State concept, our founding fathers had in mind for this country. It appears, I may not have been too far off. -Amadeus Sorensen
PART II of a Two Part Feature - Click Here to Read Part I
Now, in Southern Oregon, the largest timber sale in history - 40+ square miles of logging - is taking shape, innocuously named the "Biscuit Recovery Project". Earth First! will hold its regional rendezvous there, June 10-14. The deep south Cascades are certain to be a hot spot: nearby, just across the CA border multinational energy giant Calpine (a co-conspirators with ENRON in the California energy crisis) and war profiteers Halliburton are planning to decimate 10,000's of acres of sacred tribal land around Medicine Lake for geothermal energy exploration.
East of the Cascade crest in Oregon massive old growth logging masquerading as forest-fire fuels reduction is being fought by groups like Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project and PROWL. New direct action groups like the Klamath-Salmon Action Network are activating in Northern California. The Cascadia Forest Defenders have a renewed womyn and trans gendered occupation in the forests near Eugene, OR. Citizen surveyors the Cascadia Wildlands Project and the tree-climbing Northwest Ecological Survey Team are all expanding their efforts.
Bark - Mt. Hood's timber sale monitors - is now facing dozens of logging operations, with logging season already begun at the Hipo and East Five-mile sales. Bark is holding a Community Forum on the issues on May 4th. The Cascadia RiSiNG! Eco-Defense Network support office (not to be confused with the Cascadia Rising Infoshop) promotes grassroots eco-resistance across Cascadia and helps folks find a place in the forest defense movement. Both groups need your support! Also, not to be missed: Wednesday and Thursday the Oxygen Collective will be speaking in Portland at PSU and Reed Colleges respectively.
As one Cascadian put it - "Bush is using Cascadia as his playground for a new forest policy, we will use it as our palette of resistance."
RELATED GROUPS: Back to the WALL | Bark | Blue Mountains Biodiversity Project | Cascadia Forest Defenders | Cascadia Wildlands Project | EPIC | Klamath-Salmon Action Network | KS Wild | Medicine Lake Infopage | Northwest Ecosystem Survey Team | Oxygen Collective | PROWL |
"It's very difficult to find out exactly what is happening in a town reeling from the brunt of a military offensive. It is, however, crystal-clear that the assertions of the Bush administration that the mujaheddin are a small isolated group, repudiated by the majority of Fallujah's population, are laughably untrue."
Here is a 2 minute George Bush press conference, slightly altered to present the facts in a more concise and easily understood manner.
Ok, this is probably old news, and even if it is not we all know he was a sham as a guardsman during vietnam. But still, I found it interesting.
Workers for the Genocide Awareness Project (GAP, a group that equates abortion to genocide, who are also part of the far right Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, got an obscure OSU campus group to help put on a shock parade of anti-choice propaganda but were roundly confronted by many osu students who stood vigil to help put the propaganda in context and call for responsibility and civility in campus debate. This poster found out some more about GAP and the student group that sponsered it.
Why should Bush take all the heat alone? He collaborates with the Zionists. All the guilty parties should be brought to trial.
With all the police shootings taking place in my community I'll be damned if I'm going to sit by and do nothing.
it can't be for vast stockpiles of 'weapons of mass destruction' -
120,000 troops are certainly not needed to find those (and anyway haven't been able to for one entire year spent there),
especially since UN inspectors couldn't find them in almost a decade of previous searching - Hans Blix now states they never existed.
and also because many members of and advisers to the current administration now openly admit that WMDs "were not the reason", flatly contradicting thousands of reams of their very own public statements and edicts from the very same people 2002 through March 2003, to the exact contrary.
What? A press conference without Unca Dick?
These are not just rumors: this is the bona fide truth! The Daily Grind compromises the financial health of local, sustainable businesses by not paying their bills for months and months. Customers should let the management know they don't appreciate that, or better yet ... tell them you will shop elsewhere until they pay their bills!!!
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