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No doubt about it, there will be a draft. Let's not make the same mistake twice and sit back silently again. Ask the questions, demand some answers. How many will be drafted. Who will be drafted? How long will it last? Do Conscientious Objectors and Pacifists have an option to refrain from participation?
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Journalists and Readers of the local independent media are often puzzled by the sheer blandness, the constant and annoying right wing viewpoints, and the obsessive use of government and "official" sources by the giant corporate media; actually, the reasons for this are quite elementary.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld seemed really irritated at all the questions asked of him recently, on June 17, 2004, during his press conference at the Pentagon. Not only was he agitated, but he took time out to lecture the press about integrity!!
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, China, and Cuba.
Die corporate media, die! You are fading very fast.
The corporate media is one of the dead hands of the past on our sustainable future. Throw it off. It is totally unrequired. Seems the whole political spectrum hates the corporate media.
Fox News' Sean Hannity challenged American Progress CEO John Podesta to "defend and explain one example where I -- where I said something that was so false." -- here are fifteen examples:
Did you read Blackthorn's latest issue? It was awesome as always, with one exception: an article called Overkill. This is a letter describing the issues that I found to be discouraging in this article. If you didn't read the article, well, basically, what I have to say is that the problems we face are the results of many forces, and that we shouldn't point fingers at the innocent and powerless, and also that when we as 'radicals' use anthropology to make our points, we should look at who we get our info from.
I love the First Amendment. This bit of silliness made MSNBC.com
The suit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, accuses Regal of failing to honor an agreement to pay "studio terms" to Icon--meaning Icon gets 55 percent of gross ticket sales, while the exhibitor pockets the rest. Aside from the $40 million, Gibson's Icon is also seeking some payback in the form of punitive damages.
Why do we continue to insist that we live in a democracy - that clean elections in America are possible when every particle of evidence proves the contrary? Why do we tell ourselves that we have a political system that "works" when we are faced with two candidates who are an echo of each other? Why do we persist in believing that we are not yet living in a fascist empire? According to Mussolini, "The first stage of fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power."
Of course, all those who prefer to remain optimistic will ask, "So what should we do? What is your solution?" My answer is that we should stop believing that the system works and that choosing the "right" candidate in a rigged game where a "right" candidate cannot even be nominated is not a viable option.
Spider Bui (aka Scott Hornyak), a DJ at University of Alaska Fairbanks was fired for criticizing Reagan's foreign policy in Latin America, Iraq and Afghanistan, and Reagan's response to the AIDS epidemic.
Please email KSUA, 91.5 FM, and the University of Alaska Board of Regents in support of Scott's speaking out!
The Reverend Sun Yung Moon has apparently been coronated the new Messiah in one of our own Senate office buildings.
The Bilderberg black-out in the U.S. press is evidence that the owners of America's media are in collusion with the New World Order conspiracy.
The total blackout of Bilderberg in the U.S. media speaks volumes about the controlled press in America.
His Grace! impossible! what, dead?
Of old age too, and in his bed! ...
Twas time in conscience he should die!
This world he cumber'd long enough;
He burnt his candle to the snuff;
And that's the reason, some folks think,
He left behind so great a stink."
Jonathan Swift, from A Satirical Elegy on the Death of a Late Famous General
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The center has been systematically destroyed by what is now identified as "neo-con" politics and which began in the 1960's with William Buckley's "National Review" characterization of "liberalism" as "leftist". This "conservative" viewpoint took off with Barry Goldwater's "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice," (which really says that the center constituted an attack on liberty), and continues up to the present day with Dubya's idea that "You are with us or against us," (which really means that if you object to the domination of politics by the Republican Party, as manifest in the USA Patriot Act, you are a supporter of terrorism).
It seems that every other day we're hearing about "Hooters" from the corporate media. Every time Hooters opens a new dive, they're on it. With everything happening in the world, they somehow find the time to cover this "story." Today, I'm hearing about a Hooters airline where men "get what they want" (snicker snicker nudge nudge).
No one should miss the latest Democracy Now! program at Pacifica.org with amazing indepth and straightforward accounts of Reagans unimaginable destruction of humanity in south america.
Come join us tomorrow as we cover/board up the Mural at Mirador. Due to Vera Katz and Clear Channel, 1st Amendment Rights are reserved for Media Corporations.
Be at Mirador for 2:00PM to lend your voices to the resistance!
Free lunch for office Workers. Genius Propaganda!
Tomorrow, Wednesday, June 9th, Ashforth Pacific, Inc. is hosting a Listener Appreciation Lunch for Clear Channel. All tenants in the district are invited to attend. Attached is a flyer with details. Oregon Square. NE 7th Ave MAX Station.
Anyone remember Ayatollah Khomeini's funeral?
That's what the Conservative PR frenzy reminds me of.
Lawyers for Stewart asked for the three-week delay so they could draw up a motion arguing for a new trial after a prosecution ink expert was charged last month with lying on the witness stand.
It is a tragic farce that so many Americans are blindly worshipping Ronald Reagan without the slightest memory of his policies that caused misery, death and destruction for large areas of the developing world.
"Everything is only marketing..The new statistical methods only help marketing to keep the high deficits in the US financable. The data does not reflect reality in the US. A comparison with the situation in the Euro-zone or in Germany is like a comparison of pineapples and egg yolks."
"I'm just absolutely delighted that free speech is alive and well in this
country and that we can finally have a debate about reforming marijuana
laws instead of being force-fed the government's one-sided views on
marijuana," said Joseph White, executive director of Change the Climate,
one of the plaintiffs in the suit.
I was totally misinterpreted and taken out of context. I don't make policy. I'd rather focus on the positive. Kerry is quite fun as a candidate. I don't even listen to myself. I am not anti-A.C.L.U. I'm in the free-speech business. He [McNabb] owes me a lot. I primarily do it with a low-fat diet. I'll just listen to what you guys in the mainstream press tell me.
I swear there was an article with a bunch of posts on portland.indymedia earlier today. Now it's gone. It was just a repost, but the comments were good.
"The child understands what he/she sees on television before speaking. He/she understands the pictures in magazines and on advertising billborads like illiterates.. The logical understanding that what is on the box is virtual like what is in the newspaper comes late to us.."
Two images.....we report you decide
Due to popular demand, the hit documentary Stupidity is held over at Clintons.
This review from Portland's Newsweekly
In one of the most compelling and entertaining films of the year, documentarian Albert Nerenberg asks one simple question: What is stupidity? It's much harder to answer than you might think, for, as Einstein theorized, the universe and stupidity are the only things that are infinite--and he had his doubts about the former. Amazingly, there has been no real academic study on stupidity, and there are only a handful of serious books on the topic, but that doesn't stop Nerenberg from blazing forward. The result is a sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying look at the human race and the stupid things it has done over the course of time. One of the theories Stupidity puts forth is that people prefer the act of "resisting intelligence," as it makes them feel more comfortable. In other words, ignorance is bliss. Which would explain why this country is in so much trouble. Thankfully, Nerenberg isn't content with simply pointing a finger and saying things like, "Bush is a moron." Instead, he offers some surprising theories, offering much intelligence behind the veneer of idiocy. Along with Super Size Me, Stupidity is one of the most important films you can see in town this week. Don't miss it. NR (DW)
This is a small but worthwhile response to a recent article : http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/06/289995.shtml
"I'm really embarrassed for this nation, and for MTV and VH1 and Rolling Stone, because it was a very racist thing not to acknowledge this most important musician when he passed," Santana said. "For them to (play up) Ozzy Osbourne and other corny-ass white people, but not Elvin, is demeaning and I'm really embarrassed to live in this country."
"When that intro comes in on 'A Love Supreme' it's like the gates of heaven opening," Santana, 56, said. "In fact, when I die, if I don't hear 'A Love Supreme,' I'll turn back; I'll know I'm in the wrong place. For me, Elvin was Número Uno, forever, for all ages, for all existence.
It is because he holds Jones in such high esteem that Santana was angry at the absence of media tributes to the masterful drummer, who was 76 when he died and kept performing until just weeks before his death.
The reason for the slight, Santana believes, is a matter of racial and cultural prejudice.
"Here in the U.S., it's embarrassing (how jazz is treated). People should be ashamed of themselves."
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Portland's being set up.
To everyone who buys starbucks: YOU are the one who is stealing the money directly from the hands of third world country families who desperately need that money for food, medicine and basic survival! Starbucks is known as Starcrooks because they steal from those suffering most!
Two weeks of Rall
An A-Z of the Iraq war and its aftermath, focusing on misrepresentation, manipulation, and mistakes
If they don't want to be paid, why do we have to register?
NYT: Good or Bad?
Office Politics Give Liberal Radio (Air America) a Rocky Start - edits from Air America Summary in NY Times today - May 31, 2004
The latest Willamette Week cover story pinpoints several arguments against supporting Starbucks; however, Taylor Clark's article ignores Starbucks' forged business relationships with companies such as Kraft and the Delek Group in Israel(a company responible for oil exploration, distribution and biochemical manufacturing).
AP story on the content of Michael Moore's footage interviewing Nick Berg, which apparently came from an Iraq business conference held in Arlington, VA on Dec. 4, 2003. Moore himself did not shoot the footage or conduct the 16-minute interview itself - it was shot by Moore's crew working on "Fahrenheit 9/11" (referred to in this story as an "anti-President Bush film").
Otro dossier, y van 5 !!!
(We'll be interested to see if the few US journalists who bother to pay attention to the terrible hurricane damage to Haiti and the Deminican Republic will find time to look in on the work being done by over 500 members of the Cuban medical aid team which is working without interruption not to speak of without defections in Haiti. To me the comparison couldn't be more eloquent: Cuba sends doctors, Washington sends soldiers to prop up a US-imposed regime there...)
How Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraq war lobby used New York Times reporter Judith Miller to make the case for invasion.
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Is this appropriate? Fair and balanced?
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A re-review of Paul Verhoeven's 'Starship Troopers', adaptated from a Robert A. Heinlein novel.
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How Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraq war lobby used New York Times reporter Judith Miller to make the case for invasion.
Since you put these up on your website, there has been a kind of private, muted panic in the White House. The Bush Gestapo is determined to find out who I am. Fortunately, I am not a staff member but now I understand the WH is getting the FBI into the act to do a computer linguistic check on my comments to compare these with articles I might have written. Way to go with the tax dollars, Karl!)"
how banal can the advertizing mind get?
you got to see this, so I screen captured this little animated ad
Orwell Rolls In His Grave is an excellent film that, unfortunately, nobody will ever get to see. This independent documentary, directed by Robert Kane Pappas, takes a deeply disturbing look at how mass media in the United States is controlled by only a handful of large corporations. The movie's premise is that these large corporations have one goal: to get larger and control the system that reports the news.
decode the propaganda
Over the last year this newspaper has shone the bright light of hindsight on decisions that led the United States into Iraq. We have examined the failings of American and allied intelligence, especially on the issue of Iraq's weapons and possible Iraqi connections to international terrorists. We have studied the allegations of official gullibility and hype. It is past time we turned the same light on ourselves.
Al Qaeda May Have Operatives in U.S. learning to Quilt.
Subject + May or Might + Have Operatives + in U.S. + Verb + Some Scary Action = worthless speculation...
The thing I worry about in politics is all of these people hating one another [saying], 'I hate Kerry', 'I hate Bush.'
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