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"German financial policy has manoevered into a situation where it blocks economic development and deepens the social division. German financial policy is directed mainly at reducing expenditures of the public budget and bringing the budget deficit to near zero by 2004 through new austerity programs..State austerity policy in times of mass unemployment is economicvally foolish.." Translated from the German
"God calls working people to his service. God wants the goods of the earth and the production of industrial labor to serve people and not become their idols and masters. Jesus Christ is the Savior of all people even in the modern world of work. From a Christian perspective, the world of work cannot be conceded any "self-dynamic" or "self-lawfulness" since people are referred to God in all life." From the German
First the first time ever!...an environmental activist has sussed the link between the root cause, the evil source of the energy that manifests as rape of old growth forest, and why people allow it to happen...the surce of the bad medicene that makes 'westerners' into zombies . Read on!
Unfortunately, July 4th has become a day of deceit.
As I choose the progressive path more often than not these days, I wonder why I do it...
"The US attacked Iraq. The US dictated this war to the whole world. They showed they considered nothing but their `national security' and their `national interests'. Threatening worldwide economic breakdowns, cultures and life forms, international law and basic principles of democracy do not interest them in this connection. This war dictatorship is the dictatorship of arbitrariness and unpredicatability.."
Every so often someone will post on IndyMedia information on a major demonstration or strike, somewhere in the world. I wonder if we could do this more systematically -- to see if ALL major demos and strikes could get reported! With the help of a couple of search engines, here's what I came up with for the past week -- are there any additions?
Our perceptions of freedom imprison us. Freedom. Today, on July the fourth, america is saturated with that word. It'll be tossed around in a boastful manner while denigrating the likes of Saddam and Osama and Al-Queda and the Iraqi's. They'll be talk about how we have our freedom thanks to the military; you've seen the bumper stickers: "If you love your freedom thank a Vet". And the day will be topped off with a grandiose display of fireworks designated to represent our freedom.
A Former Special Forces Soldier Responds to Bush's Invitation for Iraqis to Attack US Troops
Most Americans, I fear, do not know or appreciate the fact that citizenship is the primary political office under a constitutional government. In a republic, the citizens are the ruling class. They are the permanent and principal rulers. All other offices that are set up by the constitution are secondary.
Replicas of the cross should not be glorified. Instead, they should be burned to show contempt for this early Roman instrument of slow torture and death.
As Americans begin to celebrate the 4th of July it is important in my opinion to discuss what exactly is patriotism. The Bush regime would have us believe in this time of war, the war and terrorism, the never ending war, as it is impossible to win a war on terrorism especially using military might, that we must support the president regardless of the criminal and unethical behavior of many members of the regime. That we must support the president even though the war is undeclared and illegal and not supported by the United Nations Security Council. That this support regardless of all the facts that are playing out before our very eyes to the contrary, that this support is patriotic. That in fact dissent is unpatriotic and immoral.
Well I have some very serious problems with that idea. First of all I am a Canadian living in the U.S. who will never become a citizen of the U.S. for the simple fact that I will be asked at the citizenship ceremony to pledge allegiance to a flag. I will never pledged allegiance to a flag. Let me say it again. I will never pledge allegiance to a flag. Pledging allegiance to flag is the very source of the brainwashing that many Americans suffer from. [ Read More ] [ Happy 4th of July! ]
by ronald bleier
A new justice system...
Response to the recent drunk driving deaths and Critical Mass memorial.
DEAN for U.S. Adminstrator
the mouth of the shite house with words of wisdom and warning regarding free speech.
Observations and evaluations
Is this campaign for real?
With Saddam's weapons of mass destruction nowhere to be found, the president's Iraq talking points now center on the humanitarian upside of having ousted the Butcher of Baghdad. His speeches are liberally peppered with mentions of "mass graves," "torture chambers," and encomiums to "freeing the people of Iraq from the clutches of Saddam Hussein." He's all but doused himself in the sweet-smelling scent of human rights and put on an Amnesty International t-shirt.
I posted this as a comment, but given that that story is headlined "Beyond Bush," I get the feeling that most people that follow Ruppert's work simply will miss the thread. So, I post this here, in hopes of getting some feedback.
A news in July 2001 may reveal that FBI knew the coming hijaking.
This is a repost due to infiltration by a deep intellectual who felt it necessary to demonstrate with photos where he keeps his brain, unfortunately, it appears from the photo that he has misplaced it and is frantically attempting to locate it. Potentially, he might keep a leash on his brain just as those Hollywood types do when they take their little hamsters for a walk.
Fortunately, this infiltration allowed me to repost the final draft which corrects the glaring errors that were errantly posted with an earlier draft. A special shout out to Brain-in-Butt guy...you're really cool...and good luck finding it.
Here is the summary of the article: The emphasis of responsibility and safety is always placed back on the cyclist. Consider, for instance, that there is no bicycle safety campaign designed to raise public awareness and acceptance of bicycles as traffic. There has never been a media campaign designed to alert motorists to the rights of cyclists on the roadway. Traffic fines never double in areas where cyclists are particularly vulnerable and motorist is invariably impatient, like crossing the Steel Bridge. There is no community forum in which cyclists sit among police as community peers to discuss the needs of the rapidly growing cycling community to protect their safety in traffic. All of these failures to socially recognize the rights of the cyclist as traffic needlessly place the cyclist in greater danger.
a good read for july 4...
The anti-anti-sodomy decision was just another sanctimonious display of destroying state sovereignty even further under the illusion of advancing individual rights. Nothing good will come of the decision...
After Dean officially announced his campaign on June 23, some news stories identified him with the left. It's a case of mistaken identity. "He's really a classic Rockefeller Republican -- a fiscal conservative and social liberal," according to University of Vermont political scientist Garrison Nelson.
Some more provocative predictions from Mr. Ruppert.
Anonymous PPB post about the use of force.
george w bush had some heroic members of our armed forces in for a quick visit and a photo op. includes diagram.
We are all familiar with those post 9-11 high profile billboards that came out with sentimental themes and the bottom line of "Pass it on."
Prediction-- as we get close to elections, we will find all those themes repeated but instead of Muhummad Ali or people in wheelchairs, we will see George W. Bush... Pass it on.
Dear Lt. George W. Bush,
This is a follow-up piece the deaths of the cyclist at 39th and SE Belmont. The objective is to focus attention on what I perceive is the real issue of the tragedy which is the failure of civil trusties to effectively execute their duty to protect the safety and welfare of the public and the willing acceptance of that failure by politicians, public and the media. Civil authority failed to protect the public, in full knowledge of a dangerous situation, and there is no public out cry but rather public acceptance. The public and media and politicians would rather see the police harass CM rather than collar a dangerous drunk in violation of court orders. Excusing civil authority from their duty to equally protect the rights of all vehicles on the road and failing to press politicians for equal protection is all the same thing because it places lives in danger. To make this perfectly clear: I believe that the rights of all people should be equally ensured regardless of race, sex, political beliefs, transportation choice or any other unique human characteristic. These recent events and the treatment of the story by the media has diminished and drawn attention away from the central question; how did the civil authority fail to protect the public from a known danger in the community? And, how is it possible that the public should permit pubic trustees to ignore their sworn responsibilities?
A .pdf of an article about workers' resistence in Spain during the Revolution.
Anarchists are simply individuals who desire freedom and equality and are consequently propelled to fight alongside the exploited masses, as accomplices rather than guides.
"In the past the temple was the place of God's presence and atonement. Now God dwells and accomplishes atonement in Jesus Christ alone.. The hatred of the world measured by the full power of love can only be called powerlessness since the ruler of this world is already judged and has no real power over the Son of God..Full power in truth is a gift of love and cannot befit the devil and his world." Transl from German
The following is the speech by Staughton Lynd, a well known US Labor activist. Staughton is the author of several classic books on US Labor. This speech was given at a Conference on Alternative Organizing for Workers NYC, June 28
The police are not the problem for cyclists because police too little power intellectually or politically to be a problem. In fact, the only true function of the police, aside from protecting and serving, is to respond to external stimuli with force upon the command of some greater authority. When there is no greater authority to direct their activities then civil anarchy rises and Kendra Jackson or some other poor soul dies. Police harrassment is a symptom of the problem but the problem of cyclist safety lies with the reluctanceof politicians and the community in general to recognize bicycles as traffic. As riders, especially as commuters, we are a minority and we need to recognize the basis of the problem and attack that. Yelling at the police makes great television footage but alienates the public from our message. Getting shot by the police makes great television footage and gains sympathy for our cause but it is life threatening. Reaching out to the public, addressing the political forums, and pressing city planning for access can achieve positive change to protect the safety and welfare of cyclists.
See also follow-up article: "Responsibility"
your daily orwellian moment.
MoveOn.org, Meet the Press and blogspace activity have combined to propel Dean beyond every other candidate in the first quarter, in terms of media coverage and campaign contributions.
Bill Gates is no stranger to the Cato Institute, the prominent libertarian/free-market think tank -- Microsoft's annual donations are acknowledged but undisclosed and its lobbyists are frequent guests at the Institute's conferences and panels. But things are beginning to change...
Anarchist and political prisoner Jeff 'Free' Luers has been sent to the hole for 120 days due to a letter he sent to the Earth First! Journal.
Where can one find cheap bicycles? I'd love to participate in Critical Mass, and ride around for fun and utility. But I don't (yet) own a bike, and I am still in starving college student mode... I don't want to spend a load of dough.
The selective intelligence game works well with the collaboration of the existing mainstream media. But it is nothing new.
Columnist Daniel Weintraub wasn't very sympathetic to the issues raised by the Mobilization, but was appalled by the police tactics used against protesters. Most importantly, he provides a context for how the police have developed these tactics in recent years, and the philosophy of suppression behind them,a context that is not really understood by the general public.
A preprimary was conducted over the internet by MoveOn.org. Here are the results, and a commentary.
Keep in mind that there may be also sorts of confounding factors that might scew the results.
"The Pentecost narrative of the New Testament tells us: God's spirit seized the disciples like a stormwind and drove them from the hiding places of their fear and resignation. They found a new language and confessed the living Christ. They were free for the life of new beginnings, for the life of trust, hope and love." Manfred Kock is chairperson of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD),
for all y'all who think the democrats are different, read on:
Extremists on Campus
Thoughts on the action and aftermath of the UC Davis Tuesday action
"What is common to us ecumenically - faith in God's good creation, orientation in the disadvantaged, the losers as God's beloved children, discipleship of Christ in a difficult and confusing world and the spirit that helps us - all this is infinitely greater and more important than what separates us in our understanding of the Bible, the sacraments and the office. The separation was long overcome for us in the praxis of faith and action. Liberating theology is not only catholic or protestant." Translated from the German
On Jan. 23, about two months before the United States and United Kingdom armed forces began bombing and invading Iraq, Secretary of State Colin Powell said Iraq's oil "belongs to the Iraqi people" and the United States would hold Iraqi oil reserves in trust if (when) it occupied Iraq after a war.
Powell also said Iraqi oil "will not be exploited for the United States' own purpose."
please excuse this experiment al commentary where needed
It is important that we feel this tragedy as a community. It is important that we share the sense of loss. It is important that we not forget all the lives affected. This is my message but my hope is that from this communal sharing of our loss and through dialogue we will strengthen and build our community so that we can speak together and gain the social recognition and merit the same social standards for protection as drivers of automobiles.
The "National Do Not Call Registry" was started by the Bush administration to stop telemarketers from calling your house. I can't figure out why telemarketers deserve national attention.
It would be nice to do a solidarity event/march with the activists in Philidelphia who are calling for impeachment and liberty from Tyranny.
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