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Endorsements? Or excrements?
"The Iraqi defenders don't have any chance militarily against the superior force of the attacking military machine. However a military machine is only as strong as the morale of its troops and morale in the homeland.. A single hostage damages the war morale of millions.."
A UK Band are determined to buck the system on behalf of Quality Music, Film and TV
The hideous practices at Abu Ghraib are not a question of mistakes, poor training or inadequate discipline. They are criminal acts that flow inevitably from a greater crime, the conspiracy to invade and conquer Iraq.
The FCC is considering fining ESPN for the live telecast of the Pat Tillman memorial where Tillman's brother "used a version of the word 'f---' twice."
The long-sought liberal talk radio hero isn't Air America's Al Franken, but that walking, talking wedge issue, Howard Stern.
Meanwhile, Stern's revamped website looks more like Mother Jones magazine than Maxim: It features articles about the administration's trade violations in Burma and includes a link to the contributions page of the John Kerry for President site. Indeed, Stern has become an ardent Kerry advocate. "I call on all fans of the show to vote against Bush," he said on a recent broadcast. "We're going to deliver the White House to John Kerry."
Some might dismiss this as bluster, but Stern's words should send a shiver up Karl Rove's spine. Stern has a record of successful election-year activism; political observers in New York and New Jersey remember how his on-air endorsements delivered key votes to George Pataki and Christine Todd Whitman in past gubernatorial races.
The head of a U.S.-funded Iraqi newspaper quit and said Monday he was taking almost his entire staff with him because of American interference in the publication.
On a front-page editorial of the Al-Sabah newspaper, editor-in-chief Ismail Zayer said he and his staff were ''celebrating the end of a nightmare we have suffered from for months ... We want independence. They (the Americans) refuse.''
Al-Sabah was set up by U.S. officials with funding from the Pentagon soon after the fall of Saddam Hussein last year. Since its first issue in July, many Iraqis have considered it the mouthpiece of the U.S.-led coalition, along with the U.S.-funded television station Al-Iraqiya.
Zayer said almost the entire staff left the paper along with him and that they were launching a new paper called Al-Sabah Al-Jedid (''The New Morning''), which would begin publishing Tuesday.
Zayer had sought to break Al-Sabah away from the Iraqi Media Network, which groups the paper, Al-Iraqiya and a number of radio station and is run by Harris Inc., a Florida-based communications company that won a $96 million Pentagon contract in January to develop the media.
''We had a project to create a free media in Iraq,'' Zayer said of the founding of Al-Sabah. ''They are trying to control us. We are being suffocated.''
Rush speculates that the photos of Iraqi prisoner abuse are faked--even so he finds them rather tame; "I mean this is something you can see at Lincoln Center from an NEA grant, maybe on Sex in the City: the Movie."
Several interesting items from this article: Tillman served in Iraq before Afganistan. "Security [will be] tight for the service, which is expected to attract an array of sports stars as well as military officials" "[M]edia were instructed before the memorial Monday not to photograph or talk to the family." Also, live video of the 3pm PDT memorial will be at http://www.azcentral.com
A new poll Indicates concern about the power of Conservative Media; "By 46 percent to 31 percent, respondents said that conservatives have more power and influence in the media today than do liberals. Moderate and Independent voters also reach the same conclusion."
This lameness is what passes for corporate journalism in 2004.
A political cartoon from the "mainstream media" on Pat Tillman the ex-NFL hero who died in Afganistan.
the NYPD wants to use the upcoming Republican National Convention as justification/cover for a new $1 billion video surveillance system. Re-posted article with commentary.
Indybay was nominated for a Webby award in the Activism category. Cast your vote in the People's Voice contest! Voting ends May 7.
The torture of Iraqi prisoners of war is a part of US counterinsurgency strategy and is not due simply to a few deranged, sadistic American soldiers.
more on this sick story
IMPEACH THE TERRORIST BUSH
DESTROYER OF THE UNITED STATES AND IRAQ
we wait to be told what to think
[THIS IS THE GUY WHO BANNED THE 'NIGHTLINE' BROADCAST OF K.I.A. SOLDIERS IN 8 CITIES LAST NIGHT, AND WROTE A LETTER DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO SEN. JOHN MCCAIN.]
David Deniston Smith, president and chief executive officer of Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., was charged with committing an unnatural and perverted sex act in a company-owned Mercedes. He was arrested in an undercover sting a Read and St. Paul streets, a downtown corner frequented by prostitutes.
Police said Mary DiPaulo, 31, ran across the street to a 1992 Mercedes, registered to Sinclair, and got in on the passenger side. Police followed the car onto the Jones Falls Expressway, where they said they witnessed the two engage in oral sex while Smith drove north.
[there are many reference sub-links in these collected sources, see original link: http://atrios.blogspot.com/2004_04_25_atrios_archive.html#108335351404593578]
Willy Week has named GPFX as some of this week's "Rogues of the Week." The reason? Because we "plucked cops' names from newspaper accounts at random" to identify the worst of the Portland cops. They seemed to forget that many of those newspaper accounts were FROM the Willy Week. Are they admitting their accounts are not trustworthy? They slam us for being anonymous, then sign their rant "BY WW EDITORIAL STAFF."
Republican senator and media moguls bicker over who is more in favor of the Iraq war.
Amy Goodman Award-winning Democracy Now! Host
& Author of NY Times Best-Selling Book*
The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians,
War Profiteers, & the Media That Love Them
...As I was listening to him go on and on about what a huge and growing influence of "liberalism", I thought to myself, what f*ing planet is this jerk living on?
Let this be a lesson to all you scoffers and neerdowells. FOX actually IS 'fair and balanced', because Unterfürher Dick Cheney. So there, all you free thinking folks that read PIM. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE!
MindFreedom Calls for Congressional Investigation of Psychiatric Drug Company Undue Influence and Corruption in Federal Agencies
Tonight, ABC's Nightline... will consist of a reading of the names of each soldier who has fallen in Iraq, while his or her photograph shows on the screen.
But ABC affiliate stations... will be prohibited from airing the special... because they're owned by Sinclair
Broadcasting Group... whose executives have given tens of thousands to Republicans...
The President of the United States absolutely has a personal connection to Enron!!!
The imperial response, George Will proclaims, must be "precise" and "overwhelming."
But it hasn't been, in large part because the US just no longer can get it up.
This was to be expected. The prostitutes that have thus far been doing what their masters with the money told them to have suddenly began to be sick of themselves. They want to change things but suddenly find that there is no going back to freedoms enjoyed before 9/11 because the owners, the true power, got the curtailment of press freedom that they were looking for. Put Sinclair on your list of people to be shot along with Bush and the rest of the devils. Check this article on the CNN website.
ABC's "Nightline" will devote its entire episode today to host Ted Koppel reading the names and showing the photos of U.S. military personnel killed in action in Iraq - more than 500 men and women.
Producer Leroy Sievers says the episode, "The Fallen," is modeled after the famous 1969 issue of Life magazine showing the names and faces of U.S. soldiers killed in one week in Vietnam. But drawing that parallel has proved to be controversial.
Eight ABC affiliates owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group, including one in St. Louis, announced Thursday they will not broadcast today's "Nightline," saying, "The action appears to be motivated by a political agenda designed to undermine the efforts of the United States in Iraq."
The fascists are on the move everywhere. Time to pay attention!
People are posting comments like crazy for "Voting for Kerry is voting for political violence", on the main page --- although that article clearly belonged here at the "selection 2004" page. Hmmm. Just wondering, though, is anybody even reading this? How about a comment? Testing, testing, testing, do you read me, over.
Thomas Carter of Portland Oregon was riding in a truck to a munitions site, when the bomb exploded...
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, China, and Cuba.
PLEASE PUT THIS ON THE MAIN NEWS PAGE WHERE THE CORPORATE NEWS VERSION WAS PRESENTED HERE (at portland.indymedia) AS "Kerry, Speak to President Bush and America, Please!" ("28.Apr.2004 19:35 author: Miles Laughton e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org")
& don't you forget it!
Humor - Rush Limbaugh "admits" what he is!
Bruce Whelan, the Lakota leader of the Shannon County Republican Party, took issue with Limbaugh's comments - "I am kind wondering what history books Rush Limbaugh was reading from."
FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S. aircraft and tanks pounded targets in the besieged Iraqi city of Falluja on Tuesday, just hours after an American deadline expired for rebels to hand over their heavy weapons, witnesses said.
Was listening to Rush today and he was plugging Portland Indy Media like crazy.
After seeing the latest episode of ABC's Nightline, I strongly suspect that the latest alleged Zarqawi "terror" attempt in Jordan is a complete fiction. The recent arrests and confessions of alleged terrorists 'linked' to Zarqawi described a massive planned attack within Jordan.
In case anyone missed it
Insurgents and native Iraqi terrorists are using Mosques for cover. We need to call their bluff.
Greg Palast will be doing a book signing at PSU Tuesday
As much as we like to think of big-time sports as an escape from the "real" world, there are times when its politically conservative messages must not be ignored. That's why even non-sports fans should be troubled by the militaristic jingoism that accompanied media coverage of former NFL star Pat Tillman's death Thursday night while serving as an Army Ranger in Afghanistan.
Despite a huge "intefada" following the April 6 attack by the U.S. on a mosque in Fallujah, another attack on a mosque occurred today, April 26, in Fallujah. According to the U.S. military governor, Paul Bremer, "The restoration of these holy places [mosques] to calm places of worship must begin immediately,
no more concerts...or loud music, thankyou big brother.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Friday called for the termination of a Boston-area radio talk show host who allegedly said, "Let's kill all Muslims."
"We believe a mere reprimand and apology is insufficient and demand that he be taken off the air as he would be if he had attacked any other religious or ethnic group," said CAIR's Chairman of the Board Omar Ahmad.
on KOIN 6 news,
there is a complete DISINFORMATIONALIST LIE being told on KOIN 6 local news -
CALL, FAX OR E-MAIL KOIN 6 NEWS RIGHT NOW AND TELL THEM TO RETRACT THEIR LIES AND DISINFORMATION
IMC live web-radio protest coverage lacking tremendously.
At the very end of tonight's Nightline (which I only catch when channel surfing), Koppel showed video footage of the coffins coming in to Dover which have been so controversial of late. He mentioned that George Sr. was the one who halted the display of coffin photos and video footage after he was embarassed by a screen juxtaposition which showed him making a speech as coffins arrived at Dover in a split screen.
"Don't Mention the Dead"
flyers to support free radio olympia 91.3fm
Paey is disabled as a result of a 1985 car accident, failed back surgery, and multiple sclerosis. Today he sits in a Florida jail for illegally obtaining more than 28 grams of painkillers containing the narcotic oxycodone.
And it's all about those photos you're not supposed to see .
Re: Photo's of nice guerrilla spray paint work.
Contestants compete for prizes of up to $3,000, with each question they answer correctly they move one step closer on a virtual map towards Jerusalem.
Should a contestant successfully reach Jerusalem the show plays a favourite Hezbollah song which declares "Jerusalem is ours and we are coming to it".
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. Spain, Netherlands, Russia, China, and Cuba.
U.S. public perceptions about former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein's alleged ties to al-Qaeda and stocks of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) continue to lag far behind the testimony of experts, boosting chances that President George W Bush will be re-elected, according to a survey and analysis released Thursday.
A majority of the American public still believes Iraq was closely tied to the al-Qaeda terrorist group and had WMD stocks or programs before U.S. troops invaded the country 13 months ago.
CBS news correspondent and "60 Minutes" co-editor Leslie Stahl talked about work she's less proud of: two pre-Iraq war reports casting doubt on Saddam Hussein's claim to have rid Iraq of its weapons of mass destruction.
"I look on those two stories as mistakes, journalistic mistakes," Stahl told a crowd of about 1,000 gathered in the Princess Anne High School auditorium. "I made them, and I regret it."
A military contractor has fired Tami Silicio, a Kuwait-based cargo worker whose photograph of flag-draped coffins of fallen U.S. soldiers was published in Sunday's edition of The Seattle Times.
Silicio was let go yesterday for violating U.S. government and company regulations, said William Silva, president of Maytag Aircraft, the contractor that employed Silicio at Kuwait International Airport.
"I feel like I was hit in the chest with a steel bar and got my wind knocked out. I have to admit I liked my job, and I liked what I did," Silicio said.
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