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Colonialism changes form but continues unabated as it has for over five hundred years. While reading King Leopold's Ghost, I was struck by the similarity in fabrications and lies told by King Leopold II to justify his actions with those given by George W. Bush to justify the Iraq war. The economic motivations and incredible hypocrisy of both men are also similar.
"Necessitous men are not free men." People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made.--Franklin D. Roosevelt
Browsing through a bookstore recently, I saw a new book called something to the effect of "FDR's Second Bill of Rights--Why we need them now..." I had never heard of his proposed second Bill of Rights, so I did some surfing... Think about his words in respect to what Republicans are currently doing and how prescient he was.
Somebody made a comment that Portland IMC is monitored 24/7 by cops and feds? Does anybody have any personal experiences or solid information that this is true?
Although little is written on the subject of street performer heritage, I am trying to help that void by interviewing buskers about their lives for the record. This article talks about buskers' first times, and what lead them to the street as a venue.
Rejoice, you internationalistas, states are ennobled by justice, not by cowardice and fear. Rejoice, you critics, social criticisma nd prophetic criticism are correctives to one-dimensional delusions, leaven in a culture of resignation and helplessness.
Was Frankenstein's Monster to blame, or Dr. Frankenstein himself?
The Prosecutor vs. the Laconic Cowboy or What's the Difference Between Asshholes.
So, this November, vote your dreams, not your fears. Vote for the land you want your children to inherit and against political parties that cast you aside
but i call upon all the readers of this article to contact their local congressman or senator who supports these wars, to ask these politicians and candidates to put forth their children at the front of the pack to show their "patriotism" and belief in the righteousness of these wars. at the same time, tell them we want bush, cheney, kerry and edwards to send their kids first, as an example for others to follow
Who made those little pests legal?
Where was our leader in that 9 minutes of frozen time. What was he thinking?
Spanking new jail sits empty.
Orphans on Trial. Pediatric AIDS Drugs Forced Into State Wards and Orphans - Money for Big Drug Companies equals Big Loss for Kids. This was broken through Indymedia, and is now finally entering the mainstream.
I've just been wondering...
The Republican Whitehouse has the means, the motive, and the established precedent for doing so, to rig the next elections. What should progressives do? Should they even care?
Kucinich and the Anti War Vote
So now that the American people are finally turning against the occupation of Iraq in huge numbers across both poles of the political landscape, the Green Party, the supposed banner of peace, justice and environmentalism, has settled on a plan of inaction that supports the perpetuation of the war and the corporate contamination of the American political system. That's the real import of the party's decision to support David Cobb, the stealth candidate, and his safe state's presidential strategy.
Every day the media reports growing opposition to the war; it is not just old-time peace activists like me who oppose it. The war has been a disaster. There were no weapons of mass destruction; there was no connection with al Qaeda; Saddam was not the culprit. Americans are deeply bothered by the prisoner abuse scandals in Iraq. We are embarrassed by the U.S. companies with no-bid contracts, which are reaping the profits of reconstructing the Iraq that we destroyed. The United States has lost its self-respect and the respect of other nations.
Discusses why Jack Grimes is the right choice for President of the United States and his concerns about the current restrictions placed on the publics freedoms and liberties and economic concerns pertaining to the American people.
suggestions for organizing to defeat bush while furthering longterm goals at the same time
I walked by a vacant lot of overgrown weeds today with a camper parked on it today. A woman in her 40's came out of the camper, followed by a young boy about 12 years old. They were talking, but when I walked by, and the boy saw me, I saw shame all of a sudden come over his face...
I am trying to figure out why so many of my friends who are eco-conscious, anti-capitalist, and anti-authoritarian, wear tons of toxic chemicals and corporate beauty products in the form of hair bleach and dye and face makeup...
What the SJP preaches is no different. Their guiding
principles clearly state that their solidarity with
the Palestinians is conditional upon the Palestinian
adoption of their interpretation of "justice" which
manifests itself in the clear recognition of the
Zionist-settler state as a legal entity in Palestine.
Referring to Palestinian lands "illegally held" by the
"Israelis" implies that the group recognizes the
existence of Palestinian lands "Israelis" can
"legally" hold and therefore the cry for
decolonization of Palestinian lands excludes those
lands claimed in 1948 by force which the so called
"international laws" has recognized as "the state of
Gay marriages and the election postponement
We will never never never forget 9/11.
Matt Gonzalez blames the Democrats for a spoiler problem and argues for the Nader/Camejo campaign.
John Kerry and John Edwards were interviewed by Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes, Sunday July 11. She asked Edwards whether he made a deal with Kerry. Then she gruelled Kerry whether Edwards is a better campaigner who could upstage him. The small talk ignored the country's desperate state.
Found this online
There is a world of difference between giving "charity" and actually sharing. In law, what separates a gift from a contract is consideration. Consideration is what each party gives the other. I believe any "charity" that has consideration is really a contract and suspicious...
By Edward Campbell
TUCSON, July 14—Fox News infotainment shock jock Scott Norvell commented on an article he never researched. Without contacting me, the Pentagon or the CNRRC he comes to the conclusion that naming a web server "Gestapo" merely suggests that one is a "geek" and not a white supremacist in an article published on FoxNews.com July 12.
WE need to throw this poser asshole out at the convention. ONLY John Kerry could be neck and neck with the most corrupt president ever. The reason....he's even worse. This is unacceptable. John Kerry won't call Bush on his B.S. and he is full of it himself so he is throwing the electiom to Bush. I just KNOW we can do better that John KErry. All my suspicions have been confirmed. He definately pulled some dirty tricks to 'win' this primary...I mean, does anyone know anyone who voted for this asshole in the primary? He had no campaign offices and no popular support..how the hell did he 'win'?
We don't have to just sit there and take this! WE have to FIGHT BACK!!!!!
I'd love to hear from some big Kerry supporters why Kerry is the best man to beat the bush. Personally, i think there is outstanding evidence that Kerry is just another millionaire that will continue the policies of greed. The sole reason i hear is that we must beat bush... but why if the replacement is just another corporate stooge- what's the diff?
Once again a privately run, monopolistic public company dips into its apparently bottomless pit of discretionary income.
The Filmore Hotel, a play performed by the Village Players theatre troupe, is an incredible example of activism through performance art. I encourage the community to witness history in the making and I highly recommend that you take a friend, maybe even a business acquaintance, to go see it. You may both encounter a message so powerful that it changes your lives.
To Many young activists, SEIU is considered the progressive Union. But, in the last analysis, the policies of SEIU's leadership are no different from those of any other AFL-CIO Union. They fail to take on the employers in a serious way and refuse to break politically with the Democratic Party.
Recent record low temperatures in high Northern and Southern Latitudes are the result of massive heat exchange between global warming and melting ice caps. Scientists commence world wide deception campaign
The commercial film industry reinforces trashing the earth.
A couple of months ago I wrote one my weird pieces where I described a very unusual event in Saskatoon and then speculated that this must mean that there would be some terrible terrorist attack about to take place. Something big was about to happen, I suggested, but after waiting for some time, and watching these events repeat on a nightly basis it has become obvious that this initial speculative conclusion was wrong, although something really big is happening...
The Abu Ghraib images have all the hallmarks of contemporary porn.
From the New issue of The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest
Activist street theatre needs a new relationship to political truth.
Bin Laden aide surrenders, All because of Kerry
A Marxist review of Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11
Kerry just may insure his own defeat by not standing up for the rights of gays to marry.
What had been merely a rumor has now become fact.
This is pretty funny..
dead limbs stitched together...
I came across this great book browsing in Powell's. It is a message compilation from extraterrestrial observers who are watching a cynical alien subterfuge unfold to exploit humanity and the earth. I was skeptical at first, but the similarities between imperialism and inter-galactic relations left me alarmed.
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How many mistakes can Michael Isikoff make? In his zealous campaign to discredit Fahrenheit 9/11, Newsweek's star investigative reporter has already made at least seven errors, distortions and selective omissions of crucial information.
Let's take them one by one.
Some useful facts and figures to consider which help to illustrate just how and who sets the global policy priorities, and the motivations which underly these choices.
Forget about justice for Kenneth Lay.
Sometimes the reactions of our government and the nation at large remind me of the delay in radio broadcasting. I think that the flawed intelligence was certainly obvious to many BEFORE the preemptive attack on Iraq . . . and we said so!
Today I am writing about a very sensitive subject. Indeed, at this point in time it is a very dangerous subject to write about. The subject is political violence: when is it justified and when is it not justified. There are many positions on this topic and like most topics there are extreme positions. One extreme position is that political violence is never justified. This is the belief held by pacifists and followers of Gandhi. At the other extreme we find believers in political violence ranging from Stalinists, some Anarchists, Fascists, to Imperialists, among others. These political ideologies generally support the use of violence to achieve their ends.
Pledged, but not bound??!!!
Congress just issued a report blaming the war on faulty intelligence. Said one senator, "If we had known, we never would have authorized this war."
How about that.
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