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Women accusing the men that raped them as 10 year old girls. In the end the rapists will continue to run free, after some headlines for the sheeple that they were "convicted". So what's special about the Pitcairn island process, besides the fact that it takes place in the most remote corner of the British Empire ?
slave revolt has Audio Video education for you.
First it was a faked photo, then it was a pucker in the jacket. Now it's a badly fitting shirt, but doesn't this usually nattily dressed commander-in-chief change his shirts?
Don't be confused by the tide of contradictory voter surveys. Bush is in trouble, writes US blogger Markos Moulitsas
Don't cry for the passage of the democratic government. Weep for the real patriots that will be swept away to the concentration camps or whose blood will cover the streets, but above all else regardless of the outcome remember the red states.
In an earlier post, someone wrote an excellent article about the theft of Cable Access and talked about a board of directors meeting tomorrow which may go some way towards deciding the fate of Portland Cable Access (name changed to Portland Community Media). You can read that story here - http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/300846.shtml
Our main support is to develop the anti-war movement here at home. In this, activists need to conciously work to build up an anti-imperialist pole of attraction in the movement.
Q.: What's more scary than the prospect of Bush in the White House for four more years? A.: Having Dick Cheney, the puppet monster, right behind him. For more details about why this most frightening being insists on hanging around and giving us the willies, read on.
washington presidential Ballot-3rd party bill and milly willies all agree on major issues but can't agree to pool thierselve in to one party.
"Bush Relatives for Kerry" grew out of a series of conversations that took place between a group of people that have two things in common: they are all related to George Walker Bush, and they are all voting for John Kerry. As the election approaches, we feel it is our responsibility to speak out about why we are voting for John Kerry, and to do our small part to help America heal from the sickness it has suffered since George Bush was appointed President in 2000. We invite you to read our stories, and please, don't vote for our cousin!"
"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass . . . and I'm all out of bubble gum."
One of the things that I want to say about this that I haven't yet said is that a two party dictatorship is much smarter than a one party dictatorship. If you really want to control someone, what you do is you give them the illusion of choice. Then they perceive themselves as being free, and there's nobody more enslaved than the slave who doesn't even know that he or she is enslaved.
One of the things the Nazis did that was really brilliant is they would give the Jews what some of the Jews would call "brain busters." They would give them the choice "Are you going to have a red identity card or a blue identity card?" A lot of the Jews then spent a lot of time going "Oh, my gosh, um, am I going to have a better chance at surviving if I get the red one or the blue one?" Of course it didn't make any difference at all. But they didn't know that so they would spend all this time figuring out if they should register as a tinker or a shoe-maker. Once again it didn't matter in the slightest but they are spending all their energy doing that instead of spending their energy trying to bring down the whole system. That's sort of what our choices are reduced to. It's a brilliant strategy on the part of any oppressor. It's a classic tool of abusers - false choices. If you can get the abuse victim to participate in her or his own degradation then you've got them, and then you barely need to do anything.
Are you "really" a republican?
Don't be fooled by the hogwash about measure 35. The insurance industry is the lobby behind this measure and it's all about profit.
Injustice and unjustness, its inhumane forms have taken on a mind of its own. It resembles an oligarchy, not a democracy. An oligarchy is a political system governed by a few people. Any subgroup of the whole governmental system is still an aspect of its evolutionary direction, what it is becoming even under Measure Eleven.
My article is about systems thinking to rectify and redirect the course of history. Prisoners are not only inside the wall of a prison, our world is a prison system. We can get out of system by taking conceptual responsibility for it.
Sure, let's question the ruling order, but in the mean time, folks should vote against 36, and other harmful ballot measures!
I don't vote. I have never taken part in an election and I never will. To many, the idea that someone who cares so much about what is happening in the world would refuse to vote seems incredible. The common sense of the democratic state tells us that voting is the way that we can change things and that those who don't vote are apathetic. It has even been said that those who do not vote shouldn't complain.
I went to dc indymedia at 9:33 am and the buggers at rightwingextremist have the site rerouting to Georgewbush.com. You can't publish on NYC Indymedia for some reason. Notice how the posts stop after 10/23/04.
A little video on Diebold System
My requirements for obtaining my vote, which were established 8 years ago when I stopped voting for the Democratic Party and began voting for Ralph Nader as the only candidate who fulfilled 70% of those requirements or more, must now be set aside. The problem is not Kerry (he's average for Democrats and rates about 50 percent on my scale) but Bush, who represents the true essence of all that is most stupid, putrid, evil and malignant in the country and on the planet, and has laughingly decided to mock public opinion by brazenly stealing the second election. I believe that since he is willing to slap us by stealing the election then we, you, Mr. Nader and the rest of us who support you, must loudly throw our sad towels into the ring and tumble the statistics and probability estimates by voting for Mr. Kerry and stopping this fraud.
Al Gore is touring black churches in Florida telling black voters to consider directing their energy to voting instead of lashing out in "angry acts" and "angry words". Gore had similar misgivings about black anger in 2000 when he ordered Jesse Jackson to shut up about racist disenfranchisement of black voters in Florida. Al Gore's father, who had one of the most "liberal" Senate voting records of his time, similarly felt the 1964 Civil Rights Act was rash, tried to gut it, then voted against it.
THE OCTOBER SURPRISE? Scaring Voters Sh*tless!
The presidential race is said to be close. There are all sorts of dirty tricks at play. If it is too close, the outcome could be locked up in the courts for years and Rove and the bushies could rule long enough to destroy all democratic culutre across the globe, drain Social Security and the public coffers of American and generally bring chaos to the planet. What to do?
Q. What's the difference between the Vietnam War and the Iraq War?
Today is Sunday, and the topic of today's sermon is idol worship, which, tragically, despite the best efforts of reformers, has continued to corrupt and pollute our nation throughout its history and even right up to this very day.
Is the military a tool of the state or is the state a tool of the military?
Excerpts from Miami Today journalist Claudio Mendonca's 10/21/04 story " FTAA or no, Miami leaders forge ahead on Latin Trade".
Because of an impasse between the US and Brazil and Argentina on commercial issues ranging from dumping to subsides, the 34-country Free Trade Area of the Americas, originally scheduled for ratification by the end of this year, has been put on hold.
Throughout the debate, John Kerry, for his part, looks and sounds a bit like a haunted tree. But at least he's not a lying, sniggering, drink-driving, selfish, reckless, ignorant, dangerous, backward, drooling, twitching, blinking, mouse-faced little cheat. And besides, in a fight between a tree and a bush, I know who I'd favour.
Measure 31 will postpone an election if a "major" candidate dies before the election
Let's be honest. The hotel workers strike will not be successful unless the Union leaders change course.
EDITORS' NOTE: Amidst widespread revulsion over George Bush and everything he stands for, millions are increasingly desperate, frustrated, and angry as they realize the election of 2004 offers them no possibility to vote against the war in Iraq, the Patriot Act and other horrors of the Bush agenda. And this realization that on crucial questions confronting the people of the U.S. and the entire world John Kerry does not offer any serious challenge to Bush highlights the reality that THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE WILL NOT BE EXERCISED IN THIS ELECTION.
I hope there are enough grief counselors on call to help Kerry supporters deal with their profound grief if their man loses the presidential election. I wouldn't want to see anybody do anything rash over the prospect of another four years of Bush. I could try to help by offering a sip or two of my bottle of rye. It'll help you deal with your sorrows.
I thought this would be interesting to share. There are some amusing facts such as Schwarzenegger going AWOL from the Austrian Army. I also have this wonderful photo of Bush tumbling out of his limo.
Voting the straight republican ticket to encourage the ruin of this capitalistic utopia called Amerikkka comes out of an old punk ideal to accelerate the apocalypse so we can rebuild again.
The question is....what are we going to do about it?
Wild Oats squeezes yet another great employee out for its own corporate greed.
Measure 34 is critical for the survival of our coastal fisheries and for the continued supply of clean water to 300,000 Oregon Families.
Within this text is an intercepted e-mail from the right. It makes my blood boil a bit, but don't roll around in the pig trough.
Many of the individuals who gave a blanket endorsement to Nader in the 2000 election have signed a petition urging "support for Kerry/Edwards in all swing states, even while we strongly disagree with Kerry's policies on Iraq and other issues." (See: http://www.votetostopbush.com)
Many warned at the time that some sort of "strategic voting" would be needed in 2000. (See my piece "A New Way To Vote -- As A Duet" http://www.commondreams.org/views/102900-105.htm)
Clearly, in states which Bush or Kerry have basically stated they will lose -- so-called "non-swing states" -- voting for whoever you want is a no-brainer.
Are you "really" a republican?
Institutions- not figureheads- deserve our critique. Therefore, elections offer no alternatives.
In his new book, "Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order," Mark Crispin Miller paints a sobering picture of the American extreme right and its campaign to dismantle Constitutional government and replace it with a pseudo-religious, "Christo-fascist" theocracy in which Old Testament law--and the Ten Commandments--would be brutally enforced. Death by stoning for adultery, for abortion, for homosexuality, and even for disobedient children. Could it happen here? Is the Bush administration already pursuing this vision? And will we vote to reject this vision on November 2? Yes, we will!
logic of empire
Images of what Holy War in the Bible would really look like...as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.
According to White House and Washington Beltway insiders, the Bush administration, worried that it could lose the presidential election to Senator John F. Kerry, has initiated plans to launch a military strike on Iran's top Islamic leadership, its nuclear reactor at Bushehr on the Persian Gulf, and key nuclear targets throughout the country, including the main underground research site at Natanz in central Iran and another in Isfahan.....
The Iran attack plan was reportedly drawn up after internal polling indicated that if the Bush administration launched a so-called anti-terrorist attack on Iran some two weeks before the election, Bush would be assured of a landslide win against Kerry.
Cascadia! It's hip and cool but what does it mean?
A recent email sent out to Oregon State University College Republicans telling them to do internships with Benton County Elections makes one wonder what they could be up to.
The March to the Right Started with the Assasinations of the Leaders of the Left. Consider the Kenedy assasination and its portrail in the media...
go to hell and take that asshole cheney with you...your fucking up what is a..BEAUTIFUL ....evolving...creation!!!...not to mention that your pissin DAD/MOM...GOD...to you.. off as well!!!!...and quit envolking my name...your someone else spawn
Mike Moore came and went without notice in Indy- why?
The article details the main underlying reason for the rising prices of gas and what can be done to reverse the problem and make gas cheaper under a new U.S. President of the United States of America.
[this is an updated, expanded version of a previous posting, http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/10/300396.shtml]
yes, I acknowledge that this is pure prognostication, and that it can't take into account the aberrational, empirical effects of rampant vote fraud, 'terrorist' attack, Registered Democrats voting en masse for Bush/Cheney like they did in 2000 (8 million nationwide), Osama's resurrection, etc. but -
here are some possible reasons and evidence why:
Worry not, anxious readers: November 2 is almost upon us, and in a few days, it will all be over - and I mean that in a good way. For additional calming details, read on.
Michael Powell is going to covertly control the media with even more intensity at he behest of both GW and corporate dominance.
Rory Smith, current Oregon GOP Spokewoman was the former Communications Director for Florida State Elections under Katherine Harris
There is something to be said for the influence and identity of a generation. History is cyclical, and I find myself wondering if it is any accident that the length of time between the great conflicts of our nation's history are separated by the period of a lifetime. It takes that long for people who experienced war first hand (as young men) and were humbled by it to pass from power. They are then supplanted by their children who have spent a lifetime living in the shadow of heroic and noble deeds. But the baby boomers appear to be singular in American History. If no suitable noble cause presents itself, they are determined to create one...
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