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Garafalo's smile shines through the speakers.
Your daily cup of Grind...
It appears that my urging for a "call to reason" approach of
voting in a moderate candidate to get rid of Bush and then continue with Green Party activitites under a more conducive government is being censored within your own "open forum, alternative media site"
Brit Hume, a conservative news anchor on the right-wing Fox News Channel, continued his staunch support for the Republican Party when he told critics of President Bush--including families of American soldiers killed in his Iraq war--to "just get over it", on the 28 March 2004 edition of Fox News Sunday.
Hollywood movies are pandering to the simpletons. It's idiot entertainment at best. I suspect to see something like this coming soon to a theater near you....
By Justin Felux
the well known pundit, who has demonised haitian leader Aristide in his columns has a history as an apologist for anti-aristide death squads
Mediactivism texts, Global War and more
Officials of the US-led Coalition Authority closed down the offices of Baghdad's Al Hawza newspaper on Sunday, March 28. Al Hawza is popular among segments of the Shi'a community who support theocratic government in Iraq.
Your daily cup of Grind...
The confederation or the proudhoniana federal structure
Read this review about an upcoming Global Warming movie and how defensive they get... claiming there is no such thing as global warming. I don't even know where to begin with these fools and the simpletons that nod along with them.
Mr. Smith, let it be known, does not like verbs. Whenever he finds one, he crinkles his brow in disgust like a man who has discovered a dribble of food on his tie. He taps furiously at his keyboard, moves the cursor to the offending word and deletes it, or else adds "ing," turning the verb into a participle and his script into the strange shorthand that passes for English these days on cable news:
"Amazon.com celebrating a birthday! The Internet company 10 years old."
"Texas! A school bus and two other vehicles colliding in Dallas. The bus rolling over on its side."
"We don't communicate in full sentences anyway," Shepard Smith said as he continued working through his script. "We don't need all those words. And it allows us to go faster."
Jay Wallace, Mr. Smith's producer, said he wants Fox News Channel's "Fox Report" program to seem perpetually as if it might veer out of control. "I want it to be like a train that's about to come off the tracks," he likes to say.
Just like Naomi Klein predicted, Canada is jumping with both feet into the endless war on an abstract noun. Soon "the Americas"(sans Mexico) will be surrounded by a great big "smart" wall.
Protecting America against terrorist attacks and other disasters requires strong interagency communication and superior intelligence-gathering. Oh, and a little help from Hollywood.
The Homeland Security Department has posted a job for a ''liaison to the entertainment industry.'' The salary could be as high as $136,000, plus benefits.
It is beginning to dawn on a growing number of armchair ombudsmen that the public print reports news from a parallel universe - one that has never heard of politically-motivated assassinations, CIA-Mafia banking thefts, mind control, death squads or even federal agencies with secret budgets fattened by cocaine sales - a place overrun by lone gunmen, where the CIA and Mafia are usually on their best behavior. In this idyllic land, the most serious infraction an official can commit--is a the employment of a domestic servant with (shudder) no residency status.This unlikely land of enchantment is the creation of Operation MOCKINGBIRD.
A commentary on New York Times reporter David Cay Johnston relationship with the IRS.
US may repoach countries for backing away from the war on terrorism, but te US is doing just this in haiti.
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, Cuba, and Russia.
I am starting to notice a disturbing trend on the internet....
PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO COMMUNICATE IN NEWSPEAK.
excellent overview of mainstream corporate media buildup to illegal, WMD-less Iraq invasion - extensive sublinks and references within.
click either link to read full article.
Media reports treated last week's poll of Iraqis, commissioned by the BBC, ABC News and others, as the population's definitive word on the war.
But how representative of Iraqi views is it?
The poll also fails to take into account the UN's lifting of sanctions in May. These restricted access to food, medicine and basic materials. Perhaps it was the end of sanctions, more than the end of Saddam, that improved Iraqis' "day-to-day lives".
If you thought the days of Hollywood acting directly as a propaganda machine for the government ended with Warner Bros.' anti-"Jap" WWII cartoons, you haven't been paying attention to the people behind the silver screen: Drug Warriors, Pentagon brass, and intelligence officials. I'm not talking about ways in which ingrained patriotism may make people want to make their country and its institutions look good. Instead, I mean the State using quid pro quo to directly influence movies and television to the point of causing scripts to be changed. Meet the almost unknown power players of Hollywood:
If the Republicans ever worried what it might be like to have a left-leaning version of Limbaugh hacking them to bits, now they are finding out daily now that Howard Stern is waging war against the administration.
Jacob finally has his White House press pass...
"I have always fought against fascism, notably through [the films I show]. For me, 'Passion' is a film of fascist propaganda."
.."turning violence and barbarity into a spectacle".
"Behind this Passion ... you can glimpse a whole internationale of religious fundamentalism, a martyrology based on violence, contempt for the body and hatred of the human element," he said.
anarchist pride month parade. meet at: duboce park [between church and divisidero streets]--san francisco, california. time: 11am. parade starts: 11:30am.
Never having been a big reader per se, I think that I can attest without duplicity that my readership is in fact overly sceptical. So on the occasion when I peruse the literary scene I have in mind nothing and thus seek out a story that I have neither read nor seen. Something that grabs my attention. Suffice to write, I am often lead to writers who happen to be female and also works that deal in some way with sexuality. The Left Hand of Darkness (©1969, Penguin paperback), the early work by LeGuin, was something I came across in reference to sexuality and science fiction.
A critique on the events of March 20th
by justin felux
Many things drew my attention at this last weekends War protest. One thing is for sure the signs stood out the most. In fact, one in particular. To me it represents the questioning of integrity about what we hear daily from one of Oregon's talk radio personalities.
"Not since the Golden Age of the 1890s has so much public wealth been shoveled into private hands with such brazen efficiency. Timber companies, corporate ranchers and foreign mining companies with cheap access to public lands are plundering our national patrimony." Viva KBOO!
Two articles are compared: one from the Washington Post and another from the McAfee computer virus information web site. The Washington Post clearly shows journalistic incompetence and blatant media spin. A comparison of the articles also clearly shows how the corporate mass media will use anything it can get its hands on to invoke panic in the people and the words "Department of Homeland Security".
Below are two articles that describe how 100% pure blooded white Americans were convicted of possessing weapons designed for terrorist acts in the US. However, aside from these articles, one from UPI and one from The Guardian (UK), the only other news articles I could find (using the Google news search) were local news articles from Texas (where the terrorist lived and were caught). Contrast that with national publicity, and the gloating of John Ashcroft, at finding a few African Americans and Arab Americans in Portland OR guilty of terrorism for "thinking" about fighting with the Taliban to defend Islam, and attempting but failing to reach Afghanistan, and for finding some Americans of African descent in Lackawanna NY guilty of terrorism for joining a training camp in Afghanistan, or thinking of joining it, only to find that it was not to their liking, and returning home to the US for an ordinary life
"That allies for years in Paris and Berlin mobilized against the war plans of the US..led to a rupture that may never be completely patched up again.. International law becomes waste paper before the claim of sole agency.."
This is amusing, but..
Editor's Note | What is clear is that four more American soldiers have died in Iraq, and two more have died in Afghanistan. What is not clear is the manner in which this is being covered. Note carefully: The AP story below numbers the American dead in Iraq at 569. The BBC story below that numbers the American dead in Iraq at 391. CENTCOM, the American military Central Command, numbers the dead in Iraq at 574. What is happening here? --wrp
US war on terror may be brought to you by the CIA
See for yourself---- http://www.cia.gov/terrorism/index.html
"News" about Iraq
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, Russia, and Cuba.
excellent article on how the right-wing corporate-funded network behind today's Bush-Rove campaign has been built over the past 30 years.
this anti-democratic, anti-constitutional network, operating outside of government campaign funding constraints, is pursuing its unprecedented goal of a one-party state, where elections represent only a vestigial appearance of democratic process.
The liberals have been looking for a way to shut down conservative talk radio, which outnumbers liberal talk radio 60 to 1. Re-instating the "fairness doctrine," require equal time for so controversial topics, which would absolutely shut down conservative talk radio.
"The present economic crisis involves a cyclical growth weakness..Stagnations or recessions have blessed effects in the evolution of the economy. They are necessary to stimulate innovations..The specter of deflation threatens when the economy and society close themselves to crisis..
For neo-conservative and other right-wing U.S. hawks, Madrid has suddenly become Munich in 1938 and Spain's Prime Minister-elect Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero is former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain.
In an extraordinarily unanimous campaign, newspaper columnists and television commentators are flooding the media with cries of ''appeasement'', the dreaded epithet with which Chamberlain was permanently tagged after his meeting in Munich with Adolf Hitler, which permitted the Nazis to slice off a major chunk of Czechoslovakia.
A united worldwide effort by progressive forces broke one U.S. blockade last week--the corporate media blockade on information about the case of five Cuban political prisoners currently held in U.S. federal prisons.
Does anybody know how to get direct emails to the pundits and commentators.
Think outside the box...
Most U.S. news media are experiencing a steady decline in their audiences and are significantly cutting their investment in staff and resources.
According to a report issued on Monday by the Project for Excellence in Journalism, only ethnic, alternative and online media were flourishing.
Why did we spend over two years ridiculing the Clinton apologists? If lies about criminal stock fraud are even less worthy of prosecution than lies about sex, I think I owe the former president an apology.
NPR news covered a story about Senator John Kerry receiving endorsement of the international fire-fighters union. Kerry was given a sound byte and said something, I don't remember what, I was listening in the background. But my ears perked up and my mental tape recorder turned on when I heard this: "A spokes-person for the Bush Administration dismissed Kerry's charges."
If you believe the stories of the corporate media and the Bush administration, you would think Aristide is getting what he deserves. He is a "corrupt dictator" who abuses human rights. He is a "psychopath" who advocated "necklacing" his opponents. He didn't do anything to bring Haiti out of poverty; in fact, he made Haiti more poor than ever. All of these statements are distortions or outright lies. Aristide's true crime was the same crime committed by L'Ouverture 200 years ago: he stood up to the powers that be. He empowered the Haitian people and belied the racist caricature of Haiti as a land of savage, voodoo-practicing black people who aren't fit to govern themselves; the view expressed by William Jennings Bryan when he said "Think of it, niggers speaking French," or by Pat Buchanan when he disgracefully referred to Haitian refugees as "the Zulus off Miami Beach." Aristide showed those who painted the Haitian people as ungovernable savages needed to take a look in the mirror before they presumed to control the affairs of Haiti, and for that, he had to be deposed.
This show will include liposuction, facelifts, botox, ass tucks, and the rest of the disgusting things that self indulgent Americans put themselves through in order to look like the cookie cutter models we see a thousand times a day.
New York based artist Shishaldin has left her remains as a bequest to the Guggenheim Museum.
Why are things accepted that are clearly horrific like homelessness or chainstores? "Facts matter..About that we're absolutely dogmatic. Yet Homer Simpson says: Facts are meaningless. You can prove anything that's remotely true with facts.."
"Jean-Bertrand Aristide was re-elected president of Haiti in November 2000 with more than 90% of the vote. He was elected by people who shared his determination, in the face of crippling US opposition, to improve the condi-tions of the most poorly paid workers inwestern hemisphere
Disgusting CLEARCHANNEL DEPARTMENT OF BE AFRAID billboard at Grand and Morrison
It's really not fair to dignify the reporting in America's papers of record as "journalism", most of that appears to happening by serious writers "eking by" outside the mainstream. The world of conventional journalism has deteriorated into a "knocking shop" for writers who don't mind slipping into "the spiked heels and fishnets" for a fat check at the end of each month.
They are every bit as responsible for the bloodletting in Afghanistan, Iraq and Haiti as anyone sitting in the Pentagon War Room.
KARL ROVE PARANOIA FILM FESTIVAL at the Clinton Street Theater(26th and Clinton). Runs from March 12 - 18th. Admission $6
From the web - who would've thought Howard Stern would turn out to be on OUR side?
Uhuru international joins the fight!
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