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How government protects big media--and shuts out upstarts like me.
Whenever "scholarships" are required for anything, you can be guaranteed classism is present. Scholarships are a band-aid at best. As the classism that originally *caused* the need for a separate system for the poor to participate, remains.
Voting is meant to be a judgement and a command, not a plea, not a wish, not a pledge, not a bribe, not a cajole, not an entreaty, not even a deal or a contract, but a JUDGEMENT AND COMMAND. ABB is nothing less than a complete abdication of the ultimate sovereign power of the People, hence a complete renunciation of democracy.
Religious Wars... Drug War... Terrorism War... WW-3... all gone...
Reported civilian deaths since the start of the war.
I just heard Jim Hightower speak. He made me realize why I am grateful for Bush.
and I quote ...
"Just like Haiti or where there is a dictatorship, the coming election needs to be monitored and closely watched."
(this was last comment on posting)
Democratic Nominee Avoids Major Issues, Takes Progressives for Granted
Press Release from Cobb / LaMarche campaign
Ever play a strategy game like chess or backgammon? Novices playing these games often attack just for the sake of attacking. Good players on the other hand understand the goal isn't hitting, the goal is winning.
Esquire September 2004, Volume 142, Issue 3
The impulse to control the press hardly originated with George W. Bush, but his administration has been less inclined than any in memory to echo Thomas Jefferson's famous declaration: "The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
Shortly after Bush stole the 2000 election, I wrote an article in which I suggested that it might be wise to consider the purchase of an AK47 as an investment. Today those words sound strangely prophetic, yet eerie alien.
"When the government gives warnings without more information about why they're giving them ... that inevitably leads to people questioning whether the timing is a diversion, or politically motivated." Randall Yim, the head of GAO's homeland security division, told Reuters.
There are some important differences that the left leaning/progressive radical voices of today are missing.
This election will be fought along religious lines and those who don't like the ideas in The Handmaid's Tale need to be aware.
Under Homeland Security the police records of all Americans have been consolidated leading to arrests of people at airports for outstanding arest warrants many never knew were outstanding.
some points worth highlighting
July 26, 2004
A must read: Hegemony or Survival by Noam Chomsky
Author: Ko Pong, fellow at the south Korean Society of Independent Philosophy
Published:Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang. Korea Juche 92 (2003)
The SF delegation and Medea Benjamin—who was not elected by the chapter but received a delegate's credential—joined this national group of apparatchiks. They cast their votes for Cobb in open defiance of the 75% of Green voters in California who chose Camejo, who ran in the primaries (and received 33,000 votes) standing as a proxy for Nader
After the Milwaukee Convention of the Green Party, most leaders of the Green Party have lined up to oppose and denounce the Demogreens, who rigged the Convention with fake delegations and stuffed the ballot boxes with the votes of unknown small bureaucrats.
David Cobb was successful in defeating the endorsement of Ralph Nader-Peter Camejo, but he does not seem to be acquiring much capital out of it. In fact, it's possible that his candidacy will deprive the Green Party of its ballot status in several states, as he is not likely to overcome the death kiss of the one percentile candidates.
Workers in Western Europe, who enjoy "the shortest workweeks and longest vacations in the world," confront downward pressures on free time exercised by longer hours in the USA and cheaper labor in former socialist nations.
Safe state Greens should get real polling data. Kerry leads Oregon by 7-9% so voting Corporate would be a wasted vote.
Cobb vs. Nader at the Milwaukee Convention, as seen by a Massachusetts Delegate
by Aram Falsafi, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
Ever since the Milwaukee convention, many on the left (both within and outside
the GP) have claimed that Cobb's nomination was a takeover of the party by the
Anybody But Bush (ABB) crowd, and a sign of the Green Party turning itself into
an appendage of the Democrats.
The radio mouthpiece for the right wing is going to be promoting Comcast cable.
One americans take on the American middle class.
I've been working this new job recently where I keep hearing corporate radio all the time. As an anti-capitalist, anti-establishment, radical anarchist, I'm supposed to hate all that is corporate, yet here I am A: Working for a company and B: Liking music that is on corporate radio. WTF?
We have a government run, compulsory school system. Where did it come from and what is the effect? The system was designed to dumb us down and make us docile. It has worked. Here are 3 Presidential quotes.
Give me your recommendations for news and info sources
Is there floride added to Portland water?
Ralph's accurate and biting view of the pro-corporate Democratic convention.
A very informative look at the event of 9/11.
How American Uncovered Yisrael, Brain of September 11, 2001.
When I was a single mom on welfare without child care help from family, I got pretty isolated. After time, I began to internatize the oppression. It got into everything, like sand at Burning Man. I found the one thing that I needed most was free child care...
[Boston] The millionaires are dancing now. The balloons are falling on John Kerry, John Edwards and their nuclear families.
They're playing "Johnnie B. Goode" over the loudspeakers. Democrats are hopping up and down like JFK never went to Dallas; like Bill Clinton didn't blow it for us; like there's a chance to bring the boys home alive; like America can crawl out of Dick Cheney's bunker and look at the sun again.
But has Johnnie Kerry been good so far?
Interest in Sudan?
Barbara Ehrenreich argues that women should own up to our abortions in her New York Times column. We can begin doing so by wearing a beautiful "I Had an Abortion" T-shirt made available by Planned Parenthood -- the T-shirt denounced by anti-abortion right-wing groups. The designer of the T-shirt, Jennifer Baumgardner, is also "making a documentary called I Had an Abortion that features women who don't regret having abortions."
No wonder America has no money for humanitarian prison reforms or an overhaul of the decayed criminal justice system. We are in the hot pursuit of dangerous fugitives like Bobby Fischer. Chess phenomenon Fischer is in a weird legal bind...
What is evil about voting third party? A feeling of wasting your vote. Well,
voting in a tyrant isn't a very good use of the vote.
To what is the difference in the sentencing of the Green River Murderer and the DC Sniper attributable? It is not heinousness of crime, nor the number of deaths, it is not in the premeditation aspect, so what exactly is the judgement criteria going on in American courtrooms?
As progressives, we know that the democratic party does not offer a real alternative to the military-industrial complex, a class-based society segregated by wealth and privelege, or even a foreign policy seemingly grounded in imperialism. In spite of those very dark truths, here is why you should vote for Kerry.
Unclear what impact this will have. Any attorneys who can submit an analysis?
Interesting how the media was so eager to call Tre an 'eco-terrorist' in the past when the FBI was actively spoonfeeding them that line, and now he's more often called an 'environmental activist.' It has become clear that the FBI and media unfairly biased the case against Tre by using the 'T' word so loosely for accusations of vandalism. Its a very real thing that Tre can't get a fair trial in the US.
The Blog is now the happening thing. Regular people are now quoted by newspaper, magazines and Alt-weaklies! I say right on and cool(kewl) lol!
That being said....................
It's interesting to watch the way that CNN, Fox, NBC, and the rest of the mainstream media these days...
"He gave a very impressive speech, but it's important to remember how carefully staged these speeches are..."
"He did a great job of trying to outplay the right to the right..."
"Kerry... A whole bunch of gibberish..."
"It sounded like a temp agency saying 'Help is on the way.'"
"This paranoid, Michael Mooer mentality..."
This is professional, objective journalism????
Nixon never sweated this bad!
Back in the days of my youth we often used the parlance of those that were dull, "He doesn't know shit from shinola." Check out our pResident:
this is taken from the www.votenader.org website
Dumb cops follows orders that make no sence.
Idiot money hungry pigs
Two links, Sobaka illuminates "side effects" and Dacha Dude thrashes strategery.
SUV disrespect at its peak, Fed up and wanting more action against the gas guzzlers.
As Teresa Heinz Kerry spoke last night, on the floor of the convention, Medea Benjamin from Global Exchange and CodePink unfurled a pink colored banner that read "End the Occupation of Iraq." That apparently was not one of the DNC-approved messages of the night because within moments of the banner being unfurled, police were called in to remove Medea Benjamin.
Benjamin was dragged off the convention floor and thrown out of the FleetCenter. She said that the DNC was asked whether they wanted her arrested and that they decided that would not look good.
Random thoughts and observations on a delicate subject for polite company.
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