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The fact is that the legislature's budget bill (HB 2152) would not cost Oregonians one (1) cent in new taxes because of all the federal tax cuts. Here is a table of how much federal tax cuts and one time tax surcharges will be for Oregonians if Measure 30 passes.
Measure 30 ELIMINATES SUV tax breaks!
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, Russia, and Cuba.
our friend's at WWW.SMASHTHESTATE.com have given us a powerful piece of
media criticism and a call to boycott the media, in favor of alternate media sources.
In brief: blogs (online journals) are taking over and monopoly media says the sky is falling. Good!
read how the majority of American's--if we believe the polls--were duped into going along
with the Bush regime's war on Iraq, and how Tony Bliar dragged along the British people
as well, while certain Isreali Zoinist right-wingers Drum Majored the march, and Pentagon
provided the Brass Band...all while the mainstream media gave this motley band free PR
and unlimited free air-time to make their "case" to the American sheepeople!
DAVE HOGAN of The Oregonian (12/19/03) would have you believe that there was a debate (Thursday 12/18, Portland) debate about
Oregon's Feb. 3 vote on an $800 million tax increase package.
Problem is....there is no vote on an $800 million tax increase on the ballot.
There is SB1219 on the ballot.
The Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) states in a letter to
the Attorney General of Israel: ''The investigation against Indymedia
Israel has turned into intimidation, harming Freedom of Speech on the
What about Iran?
Is it better to focus on Police Brutality, or rally behind someone that has huge potential to give issues we all rally behind media attention. Let's be the Army we say we are. The campaign needs letter writers, office volunteers, people to help canvas with fliers. Give us a call, (503) 232-8201 or stop by 1420 37th, PDX or 97214
Kucinich is for Workers rights and restoring Amendment rights by repealing the Patriot Act. He will cancel WTO and Nafta first day in office. So if you stand behind these issues and would liked them discusssed in the Presidential debates. Work like Merlin!
What credibilty does Indymedia gain through accepting anonymous reports?
This discussion is great... Take -2
Today's selection is by Gig Ryan, and entitled "The Killing Fields." This piece is about the American Journalist. A commentary by the award winning Australian poet, her voice rings loud and true today, about the abuses and misabuses of these journalist. I hope that you will take time to read and comment on this poem. Earmark it if you will. I am sorry if I have been late in posting this, I actually thought it had gone through last night and I was in a wee bit of a hurry as I had a dinner engagement. Dinner was good, but I am in a wee bit of a hurry as I have a breakfast engagement. I hope all of you kittens enjoy your day. Resist! Refuse! Recycle! Rise up, good peoples, Rise up!
Applause for Dennis at events the day after,the remarks broke into public AWAREness in a dramatic Way , a powerful Impression simply seeking to imperatively broaden debate!, --from Democracy NOW interview where executive top down decision called it mundanely Decided? The exec. said the protests were unfair and UNfortunate, You know whats REALLY Unfortunate? it is 2003! And it might as well BE 19Seventy ThREE, 1963! Trickle-Down Reality Control? We SAY Bubble up Truth, People of the Web---Close the Wisdom Gap! NO! Pop-Up ad Policies, when is the next debate? RoadReport from PeaceWalkers,claiming no debate necessary at end of post.
a few brief comments on Limbaugh's hypocricy will suffice...
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Sales of the shoe have rocketed in the US and Reebok believes its success will be emulated in the UK. On Friday the sportswear firm released the all-black S.Carter trainer to tie in with the release of Jay-Z's The Black Album and the shoe is expected to feature in his forthcoming videos.
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she's spinning as fast as she can
To everyone but Rush. From today's Boca Ratan Times. (Do you read it Jeb?)
reposting from www.tompaine.com
MAYBE THIS REPORT DOES GOOD JOB OF EXPLAINING "WHY" ALTERNATE
MEDIA IS EVER SO IMPORTANT IN TIMES LIKE THESE?
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El Ex embajador norteamericano en Bolivia, el editor de la revista Newsweek, un soci?logo cubanoamericano y el depuesto presidente de Bolivia fue la opini?n "t?cnica" y "autorizada" que emple? Andr?s Oppenheimer para descalificar a Bolivia en una hora de etnocentrismo, xenofobia y apolog?a capitalista.
More honesty, that is, unless his lawyer can prevent it.
Largely I've been a "middle roader" on all this politics, not being too radical, nor arch
conservative...just flying the White Flag of neutrality across the battlefield of today's
rancorous partisan politics. However, after reading a really neat book that's been out
for a short while, but only now got around to read, I'm left with a question that begs an
answer. Once I've gotten a "good" answer from a conservative spokesman, I will then
evaluate it all, and arrive at decision as to whether to be a "radical" or a "conservative"
and guide my future accordingly. So, "if" you rightwing nutters want to gain a new ad-
herent, then give this question your best shot....
Andrés Oppenheimer and the media's defense of Capitalism and Political Crime in Latin America.
Help challenge the sexism at Media Lens
did you, or do you know someone that recorded the bush interview with Diane Sawyer?
if so, you could truly help a good cause.... this sounds like a goldmine of bush idiocy and hypocrisy... i only need the audio
News Corp, the world's fifth-biggest media company, won final approval on Saturday to buy 34 per cent of DirecTV parent Hughes Electronics from General Motors for $US6.6 billion ($A9.16 billion).
"I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass . . . and I'm all out of bubble gum."
"A substantial portion of the public had a number of misperceptions that were demonstrably false. These misperceptions played a key role in generating and maintaining approval for the decision to go to war.."
For the article, click on http://www.wacc.org.uk/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=270
Michael Moore gets letter from our troops in Iraq, and wow...do they have a story to tell! It is
not the same one being told by Bush and his gang of liars.
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The satellite link, dubbed "C-SPAN Baghdad," is designed to put a more positive spin on events and circumvent the major networks by making it possible for press conferences, interviews with troops and dignitaries, and even footage from the field to be transmitted from Iraq for use by regional and local media outlets, according to news accounts.
Time to leave the Washington world of media spin for a moment here, and briefly touch base with reality. Uday and Qusay do not get along at the best of times, and in any event, for security reasons travel independently with separate highly-trained teams of special forces bodyguards front and rear.
Uday and Qusay always have "back doors" through which to exit from any given location or locations, and would be insane to even consider hiding in a house in Mosul, a northern Iraqi city surrounded on all sides by murderous Kurdish terrorists, each and every one of whom would murder either or both brothers for ten cents. Both brothers are flamboyant and perhaps even eccentric, but neither is insane. Now let us discard reality completely, and catch up with the latest absurd White House propaganda.
Everyone knows that when police officers pick up a suspect, the last thing on their minds is running a complex two-day DNA test to check his ancestry, or to see whether suspect whatshisname might allegedly be predisposed to Alzheimer's or some other quasi-medical horror. Of course not! If there is the slightest doubt about identity, police officers fingerprint whatshisname, and then compare those prints with incriminating prints from various different crime scenes. Get sufficient identical characteristics or "points" with fingerprinting, and you have the perfect match.
In the case of the real President Saddam Hussein this would be simplicity itself, because perfect copies of the Iraqi Leader's thumb prints are scattered liberally across Baghdad, and are also held in the safes of one German and two British companies, including the Morris Singer Foundry. During 1986 Morris Singer was part of a German-led consortium, which cast the bronze arms for Saddam Hussein's enormous Hands of Victory Arch in Baghdad. We will return to this fascinating story later.
WASHINGTON, 19 December 2003 - It's no secret that much of the news reported in Israel's Hebrew-language media never reaches the mainstream American press, for the simple reason that items unfavorable to Israel generally are not translated.
After Connolly exposed Bush's arrest record, he was subjected to death threats, his yard was trashed and he was assaulted--twice. However the President has just sent him a warm letter thanking him for his support.
The Stepford Challenge
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Thousands of Iraqis, who knew Saddam, are claiming that it is one of Saddam's many known "doubles". Of course, there is a blackout of this information in the fascist American mainstream media.
Most of us knew this was happening, but now even the Washington Post is taking notice...
A rambling, raucous, reeking rattrap of ranting, raving, rEvolutionary writing.
Perhaps this gives some truthful substance to bu$h's reading of the quip "supurb work of intelligence analysts" and similar cooked reports from the domestic embedded.
25 to 35 enthusiastic shouting protestors, with GREAT signs AND chant leadership, lined both sides sides of NE Sandy Blvd at 22nd Ave at KATU-ABC-affiliate Mon Dec 15th from 5-5:30 pm to protest Media brownout on presidential campaigns of Dennis Kuninich, Carol Moseley Braun and Al Sharpton. See announcement for reasons for protest http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/12/276394.shtml
American soldiers held Iraqis yesterday in a pen in Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, after some 700 people demonstrated to protest his arrest.
Timing is all when exposing propaganda. It's best to let the hype ease, then pop the media balloon. At first, the mass perception can be persuasive. But, soon the magic show audience wonders: how did they do that?
So here's how they did it.
Didn't Saddam Hussein supposedly have all sorts of imposters for his own protection? Maybe they've just sacrifice the best-looking most loyal one.
Propaganda in this nation has never been more incessant—or used so systematically and methodically—than today.
America has become a nation of obedient drones, aimlessly walking empty streets, devoid of an informed and participatory population. Our nation is being pillaged in front of our eyes; the government is now in the hands of our corporate masters.
I love it when reality leaks out, whether it's deliberate or a well timed accident.
Hollywood Neighbors For Peace is showing the full length controversial film documenting the lies and distortion presented to the American people about the War On Iraq.
. . . TRAILER AVAILABLE at . link to www.truthuncovered.com
South African agents diclose new intelligence. Actual proof was pulled recently out of Colon Powells ass under the cover of prostate cancer..
In the western world, only one newspaper reports the suicide of the
woman who accused George W Bush of rape
Reminder: Demonstration at Portland ABC affiliate KATU tonight from 5 PM
til 5:30 PM sharp! For more details on the location and what to bring,
please visit http://kucinich-oregon.us
According to Clear Channel, Osama Bin Laden has been captured.
Join us Wednesday, December 17th at the Hollywood Library at 7pm for the viewing of this hard-hitting documentary.
It is wide open now. Israelis are training Americans at Fort Bragg on their well tested techniques for carrying out targeted--and of course extrajudicial--assassinations. Americans in Iraq are copying this and all the other wretchedly cruel, unjust (and failed) Israeli occupation tactics in the West Bank and Gaza, tactics that the U.S. through its massive aid enables and encourages Israel to pursue. It is impossible to exaggerate the stupidity and just plain evil of the Bush administration in transferring such copycat policies to Iraq, at a time when hatred of U.S. policies is already rising daily around the world. The training of assassination teams is only one of many manifestations of the United States' "Israeli connection."
"Television and movies are now thickly laced with overt and covert political ideology. The vilification of men, the trashing of Western Civilization, and the monotonous victimization of various non-Western groups is a given." Dr. Steven LaTulippe, US Air Force veteran
One waitress said of Rush; "I wouldn't say much to him if he came in now," she said. "But I'd serve him... Then I'd go out there and ask him about what he said about finding the ones doing drugs and locking them up forever."
To express our outrage at ABC's decision to remove their embedded
reporters from the campaigns of Kucinich, Moseley Braun, and Sharpton, we
are holding a short 30 minute demonstration at Portland ABC affiliate KATU
Monday, December 15, from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
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Glad to see the law is equal opportunity, not just busting folks on the wrong side of the tracks. Maybe the sheriff will have to keep these people in the jail's Rush Limbaugh Wing.
Now, to Al's book. I think you should read it for several reasons. One is that it performs a real service in debunking lots of annoying personalities (liars) on the strident right. And exposing many of the falsehoods, prevarications and half-truths (lies) that they use.
I moved to Southern Oregon almost 6 months ago. My work takes me into Southern Oregon and Northern California from the ocean to the borders of Nevada and Idaho. What has happened to the diverse voice of America? It has been coopted by Clear Channel.
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