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Everyone has their own unique style and method of writing, just as painters or actors have distinct styles. So I can only speak of my own writing techniques. But I thought I would outline some basics that I think make a good written article...
Give em hell!
This is copy of a letter to the editor Mr. Grimes submitted to the newspaper, "The Forword" in New York city, on 8 24/04. I post it here on his behalf and urge you to vote FASCIST this November.
From 1984 by George Orwell.
Race relations = or lack there of.
Under the tent of the Democratic Party, this imperial gaze legitimates the ruling order of the few over the many.
Over many decades the term "Ugly American" became known outside of the United States as a descriptive term for Americans traveling or working overseas. I first heard this term as a child when my father recommended to my old brother that he read a book by the same title. My brother, a child at the time, was interested in the foreign perception of Americans. He had followed closely the Vietnam war and was struggling to understand foreign sentiment towards Americans, which was largely negative.
Earth to Brian. Repeat, Earth to Brian. Can You hear me? Please respond.
you seem cheerful at your projections of Cobb/GP 2004 attaining ballot status in "32-34 states" and retaining ballot status in "15 states plus DC" following the elections.
By comparison, Nader/GP 2000 attained ballot status in 43 states plus DC and retained ballot status in 37 states plus DC following the elections.
Only a handful of naive Greens understand shyster david cobb's orwellian concept of "growth thru shrinkage"
Inquiring minds want to know.
Well we could have told you that!
The DNC showed that the present path of the organized antiwar movement cannot lead to success.
A thanks to you!
Maybe it's just me, but this subversion of the 911 Truth Movement to support "regime rotation" seems to be reaching a nauseating pitch, what with the Republic National Conference coming up this weekend, and it will only continue through November, wittingly or unwittingly, unless we stop it. I'm speaking of activists being urged to hurry up and get the word out about Bush & 9/11 before November, so that Bush will lose some votes he otherwise would have gotten as if that matters.
Decentralized Direct Actions Worldide
Let's turn the anger against Bush into anger at the exploiters and imperialists who lie behind Bush. Let's use every occasion to denounce the political stands of Bush and Kerry so as to encourage mass struggle.
If you are going to throw rocks, don't use radical publishers as shields.
Torrey hand picked underling Nathanson was defeated in Mayoral primary by liberal Piercy. Bush Republicans and real estate / timber backers are now trying to draft Torrey for November write-in. Previously unknown Vietnamese supporter, "Phukyoo Gymn" listed in 8/22 RG "Run Jim Run" ad.
Countless civilians in third world countries are victims of American imperialism every damn day. Families live in fear of brute 'good ole boys,' strutting down the streets with the arrogance and superiority that comes with having assault rifles in hands. People are starving, desperate and dying in the name of the US of A. Children are used and abused, emotionally, physically and sexually at the whim of the footmen of American dominance, while their mothers and fathers are forced to watch. And I lay accountable for this suffering.
The police in NYC are engaged in a heated labor dispute with the mayor and other city officials over what they perceive to be unfair wages. Aside from the obvious logistical implications for the upcoming RNC, this is having some other interesting side effects.
'Iraq was Invaded to Secure Israel,' says Senator Hollings, and 'Everybody Knows It.'
For leftists, an electoral campaign like Nader/Camejo 2004 is a means, not an end in itself. Use the campaign as an occasion that allows us to go out and discover our allies who have not met us -- and one another -- yet.
Rob Bennet is the director of the green building program with the city of Portland's Office of Sustainable Development, and has probably done more for the cause of green building than any other individual in Portland. Here is his reponse regarding the Headwater's project demo.
The following is the official response by Craig Rosebraugh and Calendula to the attacks being waged by the IWW and four ex-employees of Calendula. The following text appeared in both the WW and Portland Mercury this week.
Comments and thoughts from a 54-year-old progressive who recently joined the Green Party.
Nearly 2/3rds of the signatures gathered by the Nader campaign in Yamhill County in Oregon were either gathered by a Republican or a homeless person who was likely paid by Republicans.
The Democrats claim that they are campaigning for "Anybody But Bush." That is either a lie or a bad faith. Their creed is, in truth, Anybody But Nader.
On August 15, over four thousand political prisoners held in Israeli military prisons began a hunger strike demanding an end to Israel?s well-documented abuse of prisoners and flagrant disregard for international conventions.
ahhh Ron Paul....a breath of fresh air! I dream of an election between Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul- both voted against the war and patriot act, both are true leaders of our country and have actually done their jobs of preserving our constitution.
Election 2004- Let's start over!
Dennis Kucinich vs. Ron Paul....America Wins!!
Big Brother is clamping down on America, and nobody seems to care. What will it take to get the average American to realize that we are rapidly descending into a police state? Our kids are counting on us to preserve the freedoms we inherited, yet many have already been stripped. Right now most Americans are living in la la land watching the Olympics and ignoring Bushco's attempt to ignite WW III in Najaf. The draft is a very real possibility, they will close the borders to keep us in!
blood and stupity under the stars and stripes
NO to Ashcroft and Abu Ghraib, to pre-emptive wars and Patriot Acts, to "smart bombs," lockdowns and midnight raids, to Rumsfeld's leer and Cheney's sneer and Rice's lying eyes.
NO to razor-wire penned-in "protest zones," to FBI knocks on the door, to infiltration, permit denials, fear campaigns, slanders, threats and massive shows of force . . . all to stop a goddamn protest in the park.
NO to living in a "new Rome". . .
Or an "old" Germany.
Look at Kerry's performance this week.
Some of the postings that I read seem to me to be from people who are only desiring to inflame passions and who have little to no interest in advancing progressive or left leaning view points. Is it possible that there are right-wing "agent provocateurs" on this website?
This is essentially what we Subvertistas are on about.
Working for Vector Marketing is costly and frustrating, they say
A short article on what went on in Portland, OR while I was visiting from Berkeley, CA. This was my first visit up there and I was absolutely devastated when I left.
A speculation and open question as to what is at stake in the next presidential election.
I need help finding the portland police deck. I ran into a cop who wouldn't tell me his name.
4 Documentaries in 7 days...I watched....I reviewed....
The Olga Appeal-FOR TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION, FOR EQUALITY AND PARTNERSHIP --This document represents a new initiative brought by Israeli activists and scholars that deserves widespread attention and dissemination.
A transcript of the commentary read on Show #10 of Portland Indymedia CATV News that will air on the following dates:
Monday August 23, 6:30pm, ch 23
Friday August 27, 9:00pm, ch 11
Friday August 27, midnight, ch 22
A few months back, there were a few voices that said all the new businesses coming into the Seven Corners neighborhood would raise rent and end up throwing out many of us who have lived in the area for a long time. Not many people came to our aide, saying that it wasn't important or that what was happening was actually a good thing. Well, it finally happened and we were thrown out of the neighborhood.
So you think things are bad now? Well, they hella are. But you ain't seen nothing yet if Dubya wins or is re-appointed November 2. For a grim peek at how things may look should John Kerry unimaginably come a cropper on Election Day, read on.
ESSAY (shortened and edited for length and brevity)
Fascism is of a piece
What we in the other [anti-capitalist-anti-imperialist] camp should busy ourselves doing is, a campaign that does not to get out the vote for the 2004 elections.
In light of Bush's proposal for national mental health screening overseen by former drug company lobbyists, there may well be a secondary objective for this, back door gun control.
Medical marijuana dispensaries, proposed by Measure 33, will divert pharmaceutical expenses to self-funded program, thus saving millions in Oregon health insurance costs.
Many television journalists attempt to project an image of being objective, dealing in facts, as seekers of the truth, and of providing fair and balanced journalism. But contrary to what they would have us believe, they are transparently biased. They make allegations of all kinds about issues that they want to destroy for political and personal reasons. They present these allegations as if they were already established as factual. And they do not offer concrete proof of any kind to make them valid.
"2004 will only offer voters a choice between the same wafer, and a new marshmallow, both designed to keep a majority from even thinking about voting."
Walt Contreras Sheasby, an outstanding Red/Green activist and theorist, died. His life was tragically cut short by the West Nile virus. Here is a bibliography of recent works (both theoretical inquiries and occasional polemics) by Walt. Read them and learn from him.
<p>Have you read the 9/11 Commission Report? The one that John Kerry says should
be adopted <i>in toto</i> by the Congress? The one that George W. Bush also
applauds and supports (with a few amendments)?</p>
<p>The report states that "threats [to the U.S.] are defined more by the
fault lines within societies than by the territorial boundaries between them..
In this sense, 9/11 has taught us that terrorism against American interests
`over there' should be regarded just as we regard terrorism against America
`over here.'" And then they conclude: "In this same sense, the
American homeland is the planet."(p. 362)</p>
"True sanity entails in one way or another the dissolution of the normal ego, that false self competently adjusted to our alienated social reality...and through this death a rebirth, the ego now being the servant of the divine, no longer its betrayer."
—R. D. Laing
Ronnie Laing's profound dictum leaves us with many poignant questions regarding the true nature of the psychic lives of so-called ordinary Americans and our ability to function in this corrupt and crumbling empire. In short, IS IT SANE TO BE ABLE TO ADAPT TO AN INSANE CULTURE?
Where are today's political troubadours?
United States Senator William Fulbright: "Israel controls the United States Senate."
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