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We've got the ball rolling. We just need enforcement.
Before you dismiss this, please read the whole thing :
Movie Review of Fahrenheit 9/11 and a glance at how some of the mainstream movie critics responded to the film.
Freightliner truck plant in Portland jeopardizes Portland economy and hurts high-paying manufacturing jobs by choosing to strike, rather than accept, Rainer (Schmuecle's, CEO of Freightliner and German born citizen) offer for a $2/hr wage increase and health care package equal to corporate, salaried personnel.
I have been campaigning for 2 straigt weeks with the Nader campaign here in Oregon, and something caught my attention as strange and sad.
The death of former president Reagan occurred during an election year and a costly military intervention in the Middle East. It has caused many to recall a bygone era that has been overshadowed by a seemingly more perilous and confusing political climate. The following essay is a reflection--albeit a highly personal one--on those times, and an attempt to come to terms with the overall meaning behind the image.
Last night a interactive town hall meeting was held to discuss Michael Moore's new documentary Farenheit 9/11. The ballroom at PSU was at capacity. The MOVEON Pac interactive map was interesting. Michael Moore's audio link was informative - what was missing was local solutions for a real change in leadership and cultural structure for this nation.
hey, look, i posted something about Kerry earlier today (not that i'm a big supporter or anything) and there were a lot of responses. I went to read them just now and the entire post is gone. What is up with that?
Trying to determine who would make the best president and vote with a clean conscience.
After two rounds of voting, virtually unknown Green apparatchik David Cobb barely won the Green Party presidential nomination in Milwaukee
I've seen a lot of people comment about how they will only be voting for Kerry because he isn't Bush. They say he doesn't have an agenda of his own, etc...well I would like to comment about that.
This movie without any need for trick editing or showing things out context brings to the american public the truth.
By this Wed., June 30th, the judge in Vancouver B.C., will decide about Tre Arrow's admissibility to Canada. He, his friends and supporters, ask you to send your good thoughts to Canada, to Tre and to the Judge so that Tre can get out of the prison there as soon as possible. Peace, Harmony, Love
find some other way to celebrate
deschutes brewery donates $500k to bush?
I would like to see Moore do an even handed documentary on Skull and Bones.
I posted yesterday what I thought was an informative post on Kerry's environmental platform, It seems to have been composted, but for what reason? If informed debate about issues is going to be part of the discussion here, it's necessary to look at both sides.
157 PHOTOS in 2 galleries, to those that wanted another day of war
Okay, this is the last installment of Tales from Middle America, although I am still here and will still be here for more than a week! The reasons are many, but mainly, the conversation I am having are striking and it leads me to think of a propoer course of action. That I will attempt to lay out, although it will read as if it isnt the right way, being here and there it seems that this is truly the only way that we can accomplish anything.
Answer "Fuck You" by not bending over...
This post includes critical commentary on domestic and foriegn policy. I sincerly hope it sparks some critical dialoge on the "patriotic" history of imperialists in this country. Please respect the focus of this post and refrain from making it a Nader advertisement.
Hey, it's true. He actually said to vote for Kerry in swing states, and only vote for him if you happen to live in "safe" states. If he is such a great leader, such a man of vision, should his suporters not follow his advice on this?
Only one choice in November.
I have been lax on reporting my observations. I think that I will two more of these in rapid succession, and then call it quits, change the title and the handle and post other things. Only after reading the comments from the other articles have I decided to even write this one, and then one to wrap it all up.
An e-mail from Moses Ross, communication secretary for the Multnomah County Democratic Party has been sent an e-mail list of Multnomah County Democrats calling on them to sabotage the Nader Convention. The e-mail instructs them to "fill that room and NOT sign that petition."
Through an open letter delivered today in Rome, hundreds of civil society organisations from across the world denounce that a recent report by FAO (the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation) is a disgraceful public relations tool for the genetic engineering industry
My letter to the president.....sent via email today - feel free to send your own original letter or use my text below.
Recollects baiting and shaming of returning Viet Nam Vets and how this affected them, turning some of them into activists (still doing their work today) and some of them into psychologically damaged individuals suffering from PTS and other mental health issues. A comparison is made between these persons and those Vets who will be returning from Iraq.
review of Paul Virilio's book "Strategy of Deception." relevant topics include mini-nukes, the incompatibility of humanitarian aims and aero-space weaponry, and the war in Iraq.
Review of the movie we are all talking about.
If you are serious about evaluating the current attempt to blame Israel for the Iraq war, Dr. Gold's article, together with commentary from Jared Israel & Francisco Gil-White on it, is must-reading. This appears below.
Worse ramifications and there probability. Bus seeds his destruction every time he opens his mouth. The Dem are not much better. So play that wild card. Let the dialog begin.
Helps Bush, Helps Kerry, Helps Bush, No he doesn't... So what? Talk about issues. The democrats are bankrupt. Their only argument is that Nader may help Bush. Fear-mongering. Maybe it is true. So what??? Talk about issues.
Forum introduces disinfo ploy to scare off folks who speak the truth.
Tre Arrow, only a local hero more because the rest of the world is out of touch then because he is undeserving of international fame, and considered a terrorist more because the FBI is equally out of touch then because he's deserving of such infamy ...
A theory on spreading the word, and tactics for growth. It's long, but hey....
Links directly from Ford's site
Does Portland have the political will to end homelessness? Join a community conversation and find out how homeless citizens, advocates, and neighborhoods are working together to end the problem. Panelists will include: William Barnes, Jean DeMaster, Dan Newth, and Gretchen Kafoury.
Where: Portland State University Multicultural Center
Multicultural Center - Smith Memorial Student Union, Second Floor
When: Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Free and Open to the Public
There are some who want to "do- away" with income tax and just collect sales taxes.
Very few people (including members of Congress) actually grasp the numbers involved in the Federal Budget. Here is a crash course to provide some perspective:
There's more money wasted each year by our Federal Government alone to fund a 2nd Defense Department -- or to cut personal taxes by 25% across the board.
Some say that our politicians are in the same neighborhood in their thoughts as our founding fathers.
For those who insanely (like Ralph himself) maintain that Nader would take away votes from Bush, so he's really not a "spoiler," read on....
First the Bush administration bails on the International Criminal Court. Now - in the wake of abuse in Iraq's prisons and in Guantanamo Bay - it moves to protect its troops from ANY disciplinary action by the Iraqi government re. future torture or murder of civilians. Has BushCo become tired of paying off the families?
The June 12 International Day of Action and Solidarity for Jeff Luers was a total success. All in all, there were 27 events scattered on three continents! Despite harrassment by the FBI, people went ahead, organized wonderful events and agitated for Jeff's release. Over fifty media articles ran the week of June 12 and the www.freefreenow.org website recieved over 20,000 visits on June 12 alone.
Hi. I've been reading Portland Indy for a while now from Florida. I thought I might post something here.
Can someone tell me if I have to be there the whole time?
This article is coming up on google so it would be great for everyone to help keep it there by clicking on the article and posting comments.
US Politics as usual....ego rides roughshod over principles....winning trumps honesty and fair play....copping media fixes means more than the advice of trusted allies....sucking up money without putting any you can keep out means more than playing by the rules. Now tell me, after reading these three stories, all from within the last 10 days, if Nader qualifies as an "alternative" to Politics as usual.
A rundown of the chemtrails and global warming story from a Swiss-based writer
Is Liberty Forum becoming a victim of right-wing cyber propaganda artists?
What every politician ought to know before taking office
questions about Darfur in the Sudan.
Sheriff Pat Detloff
Please feel free to write our sheriff with questions or concerns you may have about Mike D.
NORAD was unusually prepared on 9/11, because it was conducting a week-long semiannual exercise called Vigilant Guardian.
On 9/11, North American Aerospace Defense Command's (Norad) Northeast Air Defense Sector (NEADS) was fully staffed, its key officers and enlisted supervisors already manning the operations center "battle cab." [Aviation Week]
COLONEL ROBERT MARR, US AIR FORCE: We had the fighters with a little more gas on board. A few more weapons on board. [...] We had 14 aircraft on alert, seven sites, two aircraft at each site. [ABC News]
That's a ratio of 3.5 'hot' fighter jets per hijacked airliner.
Freepers are fun to fuck with
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