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Effort to fend off panhandlers pays off
September 25, 2003
MARION COUNTY - Many people encounter panhandlers on a daily basis, but one Salem mother was so fed up with panhandlers that she took to the streets to do something about it.
After months of watching transients work a street corner near her home, Lara Starr has found a way to fight back.
"What's wrong with you people? Why can't you get a job?" she asks of a panhandler.
Think corporate media sucks? Like Indymedia and want to help? Want to have the most fun you've ever had in your life?(disclaimer: "fun" is a relative term) Do you like pina coladas... and getting caught in the rain?(oh wait, wrong ad) Portland Indymedia is in need of folks who can help us reach out for new volunteers. People are needed for tabling, fliering, and coming up with new and creative ways of involving people with Indymedia. If you're interested bring your ideas to our Saturday meetings 5pm at the Red and Black, 22nd and Division.
i recently found out that cable access (channle 23) plays FSTV reruns from around 12am-6am im in the TVTV area, i dont know if they play it on any other system.... but for all of those who live in beaverton i guess...
Why Trannies should deliver the news
The United States continues to support Israel with BILLIONS of tax dollars while Israel blatantly disregards International and Humanitarian Laws, especially and most poignantly against children collected in mass retaliations who are locked away indefinitely in prisons. Meanwhile mainstream medias continue their biased and slanted coverage reporting one terror victim and not another.
Joshua Hammer, Newsweek's man on the ground in Jerusalem, wrote an article for Mother Jones entitled "Rachel Corrie: Martyr, Idiot, Dedicated, Deluded." It starts off bad and goes downhill from there. Recently, Pham Nguyen wrote a detailed rebuttal exposing Hammer's article as a fraud, little more than an elaborate plagiarism pieced together from a motley assortment of rightwing websites, together with unsubstantiated innuendos, falsehoods, and uncritical quotes from israeli military PR people. Mojones gave this article prime space in their last issue, with Hammer's inflammatory, eye-catching title blaring from their front cover. Read the piece and the rebuttal, then email or write Mojones and call them on their shit!
"Mr. Dershowitz has concocted a fraud. In fact Mr. Dershowitz has concocted a fraud which amazingly in large parts, he plagiarized from another fraud. I found that pretty shocking, shocking coming from a Harvard professor. I find it shocking coming from any professor."
Excellent speech given by Elizabeth Corrie, Rachel Corrie's cousin, at a forum in Atlanta held on September 22.
In these times of war it appears that the pervasive "news" sources stand strong as purveyors of established misinformation and a sustained naive careerism. What we get day in and day out from these national newspapers and conglomerate productions, almost all of them cartel rags and infotainment shows, is the appearance that our nation is not being usurped.
Essential Information, a DC-based public interest group that provides information to the public on important topics neglected by the mass media and policymakers, urged in a complaint to the FCC that Clear Channel, the nation's largest radio conglomerate, be denied license renewal for 63 stations it operates.
"The FCC is required by statute to deny applications for license renewal if a licensee exhibits poor character," said Jim Donahue, project director of Essential Information, which filed the complaint with the FCC. "In the three years since Clear Channel became the largest holder of station licenses in the nation, it has demonstrated that it lacks the requisite character to hold broadcast licenses," Donahue said, "and Clear Channel has compiled a record of repeated law-breaking."
Even the Alliance didn't see my choice of words fit to print.
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.2MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.
School shootings = terrorism.
The night Gore conceded the race in one of the graceful and honorable speeches I have ever heard, I was in a ballroom full of Republican Party flacks who booed and jeered through every word of it. One thing I acknowledge about the right is that they're much better haters than liberals are.
here's my $42 billion!
rush the toy combatants to me!
I do not exaggerate when I say that much of the U.S. media from 9/11 to the present closely resembled the old Soviet media I knew and disrespected during my stays in the USSR during the 1980s.
AlterNet.org/Columbia article about IndyMedias
Each September Project Censored announces their Top 10 Censored stories of the previous year. This year's winners have a definite theme.
An irregular update on what's new at Infoshop.org, the popular activist and alternative news website. Infoshop.org is now available in Swedish. Check out our newest interactive website: portal.infoshop.org
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Cuba.
"In order to boost minority readership, the paper recently hired a writer to cover Latino entertainment and culture, and contracts minority reporters fresh out of college to cover prominent beats despite little experience. The editorial page of old would have called that bald tokenism,"
anyone seen this pop-up?
Bipartisan Senate Coalition Votes to Rollback New FCC Media Ownership Rules
House Leadership Urged to Pass Similar Measure to Ensure Media Diversity
There's absolutely no possible way General Wesley Clark can unite the Democratic big tent while operating out of the Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) pup tent that Bill Clinton pitched with his presidency and win the election for the simple fact that this man used the Powell doctrine on Kosovo.
Curious about who owns your local media, telephone and cable company? This searchable database contains basic information on every radio and television station in America as well as every cable television system and telephone company. You may search by company, by call sign or by area. Searchers will find basic information on some of the most important telecommunication companies, including a brief corporate profile and basic financial information.
Just type in your Zip Code!
The Bush administration spends $1 billion a year trying to polish the United States' image around the world, yet polls show anti-Americanism rising to record levels, especially in Muslim and Arab nations where the government is concentrating its efforts. Now, a new report from Congress' General Accounting Office explains why the federal government's efforts at "public diplomacy" have been such a failure. Most damning, the report said the government isn't even trying to scientifically measure whether its public relations efforts are having any effect on foreign hearts and minds. Instead, it gauges success through anecdotes or even by how many speeches a local ambassador gives.
George shows his fear
click link to read individual censored stories
Fair and balanced FOX NEW?
David T. Hardy says, "Bowling is fiction. It makes its points by deceiving and by misleading the viewer. Statements are made which are false. Moore leads the reader to draw inferences which he must have known were wrong. Indeed, even speeches shown on screen are heavily edited, so that sentences are assembled in the speaker's voice, but which were not sentences he uttered. Bowling uses deception as its primary tool of persuasion and effect."
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, Germany, Spain, and Cuba.
A response to "United We Stand." The graphic points out how polarized and politically alienated so many of us feel due to T.V. and other one-way media. It's also about how the lack of public dialogue makes us see the other sides as caricatures (thus the people with political symbols instead of heads).
Spetember 9...The National Reconnaissance Office lauched a sattellite. It's purpose?
im seriously fed up with the RIAA's abuse of copyright laws. Copyrights are there for the CREATOR of the idea/art not the MANAGEMENT and bullshit bourgouise infrastructure that uses archaic (formats and forms of media) to distriubute said art/idea/product. (the current system (/CD's/ physical recordings put out by a label)gives too much power to the industry, whereas the internet gives all (or as close to all as possible) of the power to the individual).
The news most vital to Americans about their nation and the world is simply not being reported by American television networks.
**you must click the original article link to see full original formatting of the data and missing table.**
Umm, Uncle Karl, Daddy's Boy is gonna be pissed if you don't get those Big Media guys back in line....they're starting to report that not all is well in Bush's Amerika.
i submitted the following "letter to the editor" to the Portland Tribune today. F*CK CORPORATE MEDIA!
Filmmaker Leans Right, Oval Office Swings Open
"America is dumb, it's like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive" - Johnny Depp
These are the things that make you realize, goddammit, here I am working every day and struggling to make ends meet in a BushCo-gutted economy and all I really needed to do all along to make a million bucks is stage some sort of bogus wartime heroics and sell it to a war-numbed American populace for $24.95 in hardback, and, boom, Range Rover City.
Pull US troops immediately? Unthinkable premise for major media today re: Iraq ... eerie parallel to same (lack of) response during Vietnam war. "While millions of Americans were demanding an immediate pullout, such a concept was still viewed as extremely unrealistic by the editorial boards of big daily papers -- including the liberal New York Times and Washington Post. Yes, some editorials fretted about a quagmire. But the emphasis was on developing a winnable strategy -- not ending the war."
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, Cuba, and Russia.
Interesting article concerning Howard Dean and his Internet shock troops who seem to have made an appearance on Portland Indymedia recently. This seems to corroborate the idea that Dean (like all the other pResidential candidates) are using "viral marketing" or "astroturf" political tactics. This description seems particularly apt: "And in an age when online commentators blast their critics around the clock, the Dean Defense Forces site uses comparable artillery, unloading on selected targets with a clever, cynical, sometimes sneering tone."
During the recent 6 way talks involving North Korea and its nukes , there were much hyped Corporate Media reports suggsting that North Korea had announced that it would test its nukes in the near future. Now it seems that these reports were not true. Surprise. Surprise. This is the same Pattern of Deception and Lies the corporate Media and the USA in general used to manipulate and lie about Iraq's mythical "Weapons of Mass Destruction" in the run up to the invasion, the same type of Lies that were spwed about the Iraq invasion itself from the non-exist surrender of the Iraqi 51st mechanized division to Saving Pvt. Jessica.
How the World Tribune, Fox News, Drudge, the Washington Times and the Moonies are all interconnected.
Hold on Little Michael Powell, you might have to give back some of those pricey vacations bestowed upon you by corporate media. Watch out ...they're gonna regulate on you!!!
This reads like a transparent editorial from a biased corporate newspaper - what a joke. Common Dreams has become one of the Dean-pimps, pushing anything about Dean in our faces regardless of the superficiality of the actual piece. Will this be in the other Dean-pimp publications too now? In Alternet, the Progressive, the Nation? Try writing an article like this about Kucinich and see if any of these will publish it. Good luck.
The excuse of 'National Security Reasons' can be used to hide important evidence from people, which keeps their world view narrow and conventinoal, and prevents 'disruptive changes in society'. This is one change that society could use, or so I believe...A little activism of my own in just one more attempt to get that video released...
Dean may or may not be right in arguing that we should stay in Iraq, but it doesn't mean he is hypocritical and it definitely does not make him worse than Bush! Your arguments against Dean resemble those of the warmongering patriots.
a soldier in iraq is 66 times more likely to be killed in combat or by accident than a person killed by homicide in california.
if you are comparing death in iraq to murder in california, california is 68 times safer.
After September 11, the mainstream media's blatant performance as the U.S Government's propaganda machine has only served to highlight the business of `managing' public opinion. The resultant `mistrust of the mass media' would at best be a political hunch or at worst a loose accusation, if it were not for the relentless and unswerving media analysis of one of the world's greatest minds. And this is only one of the ways in which Noam Chomsky has radically altered our understanding of the society in which we live. Rationally and empirically, he has unmasked the ugly, manipulative, ruthless American universe that exists behind the word `freedom', says ARUNDHATI ROY, in an essay written as an introduction for the new edition of Noam Chomsky's 'For Reasons of State' (New Press, 2003).
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, China, Russia, and Cuba.
Yes, the dittoheads are out in force with this whopper: It's ok that soldiers are being killed in Iraq because they're less likely to be killed than people in California (note that they chose California). The reality, of course, is that soldiers are 46 times as likely to be killed in Iraq than people in California. And, one would think that any soldiers dying without cause would be a bad thing, regardless of the rate of death.
That's Our Bush! The President's Re-Election Campaign Kicks Off With a Shameless 9-11 Docudrama.
An antidote for that insipid pro-war anthem.
Safe when used as directed.
Almost one year prior to the Columbia disaster CNN ran a story about NASA's budget being cut by the Bush administration. One item specifically cut back was safety to the shuttle program.
State server .pdf files, so be patient
"To most people, whether the GDP rises or not doesn't matter. Whether they can afford the necessities is ultimately important to them. For many people, a statistic on the likelihood of losing their job would be much more interesting.. Politicians like to use statistical manipulation to present themselves in a better light.. the unemployed who report sick are not included in the unemployment statistics." Translated from German
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