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Green Party candidate Cobb's conference
Iraqi blogger, Riverbend, has posted again ... good stuff
Local news grossly underestimates number of people at march...not surprising, but still discouraging.
Yellowjackets & bumblebees on bikes swarmed sidelines of march
pass this to Democrats that Hate Nader, flip the logic because 2000 was the same thing. It was a FOUR WAY race.
Why is there little coverage of how may 'votes stolen' from plantation owner Bush by right-wing splits that tossed states for Gore, and so much useless coverage of the Nader/Kerry or Nader/Gore dynamic that was really very unimportant for the 2000 outcome. I'll tell you: because it is important to maintain the TOTAL FICTION THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS A LEFT PARTY and to maintain the TOTAL FICTION THAT THE VOTES DECIDED THE 2000 OUTCOME INSTEAD OF STATE-WIDE REPUBLICAN VOTE FRAUD IN FLORIDA AND A FEDERAL JUDICIAL COUP. And maintaining a TOTAL FICTION THAT THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS A LEFT PARTY is very difficult to do when there is a CHOICE ON THE LEFT. So choices on the left have to be crushed, because having a left choice exposes that the 'head candidate' DEMOCRATS ARE A RIGHTIST PARTY AS MUCH AS THE REPUBLICANS ARE.
That is why so much newsprint propoganda rehashing entirely already disproved stories about Nader stealing votes from Florida or Gore, etc., etc, is devoted to the topic.
So to switch the logic, here's a worrywart satire about the Republicans knashing their teeth at Buchanan. If anything, it shows that there is a hugely different dynamic here. Why does the Democrat hate Nader or any third party SO MUCH MORE than Republicans hate third parties? I think I explained that above.
Zarqawi, though reported dead and with one leg amputated, has been blamed for everything from a complex, allegedly foiled attack on the Jordanian intelligence headquarters, to hopping all around Fallujah, cutting people's heads off.
The US has used his legend to justify bombing and slaughtering many innocent civillians. Now it appears, as many have suspected here on Indy, that he may simply be a fiction which the US is perpetuating in order to justify further war crimes.
The below article is from The Age.
Undecided? Apathetic? Make your registration your best statement.
The planet is fixing itself and people keep blaming God and not themselves.
A few days ago, 35 children died in Iraq. Think about that for a moment. What a horrific thing. I almost can't absorb it. Maybe it's time to re-think what it means to use children as propaganda in wartime.
WASHINGTON — The government's cybersecurity chief has abruptly resigned after one year with the Department of Homeland Security, confiding to industry colleagues his frustration over what he considers a lack of attention paid to computer security issues within the agency.
Election time and shit is goin' on?
Today's news speaks of some 100 folks in Samarra with only 1 US soldier dead. Now allowing that some of those 100 were civilians, how is it that the US manages such a high rate of success?
another 1960's geezer turns dem shill.
jerry rubin is a joke. fuck him.
A brief review of Michael Parenti's new book and information which I believe is correct regarding his appearance in Portland on Wednesday, October 6th.
The threat of the creeping tyranny of President George Bush.
there was something very curious about his speaking style: the unnatural way he would be at a loss for words, pause a couple of seconds looking down at his lectern--as if listening--and then looking up, deliver a full sentence as if it had just come to him out of the blue. This occured several times during the "debate."
i found this on wikipedia.org and thought it might be a good thing to discuss here and really pick apart.
secession from these governments is a lofty goal, that I support, but it also seems that this proposed "republic" is just a carbon copy of what the us was supposed to be, not what we are looking for exactly.
Isn't it funny how the guy who talks the most about defeating terrorists has done the absolute worst job of doing it? Well, no, it's not, and what's even more so not funny is that, if the U.S. gets hit again before the election, it would probably condemn us to another four years of the same bad routine. For more details, read on.
While I was doing some shopping in Longview, Washington yesterday, I saw a young mother with a child on her back carrying a sign stating: Vote for Bush!
censorship, TV, nipples and other things we have to deal with while the christian right calls the shots
CNN gets duped by Edward Martos. They thought he was an "undecided" voter, but he turned out to be a GOP operative.
Prepared text of speech delivered at the National Press Club, Washington, DC, September 28, 2004
Republicrat vs. Democan
Get past the bluster and bile, and the two products of privilege who each want to be the next President aren't all that different. How sad
By Ciro Scotti
The Portland Alliance hosted what appeared to be a great set of speakers, but
as usual, the "lesser of two evils" logic and the everpresent "Anybody but Bush" mantra was the centerpiece of the points being driven home.
An analysis of the father's rights groups' influence in Australia.
Portland has always been beset with CHEMTRAILS...but
I got an email from Ralph's campaign discussing the debates. Below is paragraph from the letter and yet another misleading comment from the Nader / Camejo campaign.
George W. Bush made many different faces in last nights debate. I thought for a second I was the only one that noticed them, but even GOP operatives could not deny that Bush needed to tame his simian expressions.
A Sept. 21 meeting of the Nader-Camejo Presidential campaign at Northeastern University in Boston, was the scene of a confrontation which exposed the Naderites as the fascist "beast-men" they are. Under questioning from representatives of the LaRouche Youth Movement (LYM), Vice Presidential candidate Peter Camejo, a Wall Street speculator and veteran of the Socialist Workers Party, started raving, and ordered his goons to physically attack and drag out LYM member Nick Walsh, scratching, kicking, and nearly strangling him in the process.
With just two days to go before the first of three Presidential debates between President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry, Lyndon LaRouche, the former candidate for the 2004 Democratic Party Presidential nomination, issued the following statement on Sept. 27 through the LaRouche Political Action Committee.
Yup, hear "nucular" several times this evening from guess who. And although Kerry used the term "Proliferation" Bush never tried to repeat it. When he said he agreed that it was the greatest threat to the country, he used the term "weapons of mass destruction in the hands of terrorists" in order - I would guess - to avoid trying to pronounce it.
Society is awash with cash adn workers are expected to take cuts and be thankful
After gaining national attention for his first TV ad for its' sheer goofiness, David Wu has thrown together another. He stands in Washington Park with downtown Portland as his backdrop. The problem is, it's a foggy morning and downtown Portland looks like LA in the '70s. Unless you're trying to say Bush is dirtying the air, David, get another backdrop. There are probably dozens of better backdrops within blocks of where he is standing.
Mt. Hood CC has a freespeech zone on campus
Alternative presidential candidates will be featured tonight on PBS, 9 p.m.
As grocery workers in northern California prepare to enter their contract negotiations, the sf bay area indymedia labor page offers a critical look at the UFCW strategy and workers' experiences during the southern California grocery worker strike and lockout.
Without a doubt, Bush has been AWOL much of his term
Paul Franklin is an activist from Santa Cruz and wrote this letter to a Green Party list. He considers the letter public domain so I'm reposting it here.
The Oregon Supreme Court's decision in support of Bradbury's denial of ballot access to Nader voters is eerily similar to another decision in U.S. history.
i don't often see stuff this personal on indymedia, but i feel like it belongs here. "The personal is political", as they say, and the subject -- how women and men are different when it comes to emotional issues, is one that needs tons of attention if we're going to build a better world with healthier communities together. This is not an intellectual treastise or a call-to-arms; it is a personal reflection of my own experiences, of my own reality. i don't want to start an argument, and i'm not saying women=good, men=bad. i'm writing it to say thank you to the women i know, and to suggest that those of us who are men got a lot to learn from them.
This man's actions against Ralph Nader's ballot campaign, as described in gory detail by Dan Meek recently on Counterpunch, demonstrate a profound contempt for democratic values, regardless of the political motivations that inspired them. Bradbury should be recalled, NOW!
What is Self help eviction? When a RV Park manager conspires with others to remove your RV from the Park without first going through the Courts to get a legal eviction notice.
Something anyone can do: talk to city council (in my case, Vancouver)
In modern society there exist two primary spheres laying claim to the regulation of human behavior: law and ethics. In terms of power of individual decisions, the last few centuries have seen a rise in law and a fall in ethics. Insofar as secular society is concerned, this may seem to be a sign of progress as most ethical systems have been traditionally based on the supernatural (e.g. religion). However, there is a price we pay for putting law over ethics. Moreover, since ethics need not base itself on religion (indeed, it is arguable that ethics should not base itself on religion) any gains perceived visa vi secularism in this rise of law of ethics are illusionary.
How Democrats Kicked Nader Off the Oregon Ballot
During the height of the Anti-War Protests in PDX, I wrote a letter to Noam Chomsky asking for his opinion on the dilemmas we had been facing locally. The following article is comprised of these letters, beginning with my own so that his appears in context.
What I have been thinking about lately is the fact that those in the repiglican nazi party who refer to themselves as born again Christians and whom wontedly want to cause harm to anyone and everyone who might not think along the same lines; mainly that there might be not be a god almighty?
Another wee went by and wouldn't you know it, more noise coming from these drug addicted punks!
Interesting how quickly Goli Ameri's Republican thugs jumped on it.
The "trial" of Rosemarie Jackowski, a 67-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran and antiwar activist in Vermont
The Protest Warriors sound a lot like an American version of the Stasi snitches of East Germany...
PGE shareholders have violated Oregon election laws by paying for and mailing poltical campaign pamphlets against Washington County Public Utility Measures 34-95, 34-96, and the candidates for the Directors for the PUD, using addresses obtained illegally from Oregon Election office, use restricted to candidates and poltical organizations.
Attempting to make policy while not living in Oregon
One of the profoundest explanations of freedom does not contain the word "freedom."
With no serious alternative to Schwarzenegger, and with their support of the Team Concept, California's labor leaders have nothing to say to their members as usual.
Just received an email from the Calendula maling list: "Owing to financial difficulties, Calendula Cafe has closed. We wish to sincerely thank all of our customers for providing us with exceptional support."
Yep, the editorial was in this morning's paper.
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