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The Beaverton event organizers wants us to "Ask Bush". Does anybody here have a question they'd like to "Ask Bush" while he's in Oregon?
Why does the public not know the location of Bush's Friday the 13th appearance less than 48 hours before the event?
Don't ask the local press.
While many of us avoid purchases which benefit businesses engaged in activities we don't condone, how many of us write to them to let them know that we are and why we are boycotting? Focusing on sponsors of biased and antidemocratic corporate media, especially spin/propaganda shows posing as objective, "fair and balanced," the money trail can more readily be detoured. Examples, links.
...er, I mean Iraq.
"There is no free media any more in the showplace of western values. The octopus of censorship, intimidation, manipulation and the smear campaigns against unpopular discoverers of truth has seized all areas of the media in the US.."
A real sign of desperation.
I wanted to see what motivated people working in alternative media, as well as what they needed to help support their efforts, to ensure a healthy alternative to mainstream media for us all. In the last part of this 3-part article, (for parts 1 and 2, visit http://resist.ca/~kirstena/pagealtpress.html), I continue with interviews about alternative media with some of the folks that produce it. I interviewed Bradley Allen (Free Radio Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Independent Media Center (IMC)), Lance Scott (Co-founder of Eat the State! (ETS!)), Christa Donner (Ladyfriend and Free Advice Zines), an editor from a prisoner newsletter that goes out with prisoner book deliveries who wanted to remain anonymous, Chuck Munson (Coordinating webmaster for Infoshop.org and librarian), and via phone, Tim Walker (campaigns manager for Adbusters Magazine).
I wanted to see what motivated people working in alternative media, as well as what they needed to help support their efforts, to ensure a healthy alternative to mainstream media for us all. In the second part of this continuing article, I continue with interviews about alternative media with some of the folks that produce it. I interviewed Bradley Allen (Free Radio Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz Independent Media Center (IMC)), Lance Scott (Co-founder of Eat the State! (ETS!)), Christa Donner (Ladyfriend and Free Advice Zines), an editor from a prisoner newsletter that goes out with prisoner book deliveries who wanted to remain anonymous, Chuck Munson (Coordinating webmaster for Infoshop.org and librarian), and via phone, Tim Walker (campaigns manager for Adbusters Magazine).
Exclusive George Bush Interview, rare find.
the control room continues...
I interviewed people involved with Free Radio Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz IMC, Eat the State!, Ladyfriend and Free Advice Zines, a prisoner newsletter, Infoshop.org and Adbusters Magazine to see what the alternative press needs and wants regarding its visions for our future...
--from wire reports
This is a repost of an article originally published to portland indymedia in March 2002, in conjunction with the Hiroshima Flame Interfaith Pilgrimage. [For voluminous coverage of that event in audio, photos, and text, see portland indymedia's special "dharmawalk" page, here.] This article, which is drawn from the book, "Hiroshima in America: Fifty Years of Denial", shows how the media and government have covered up the full story of the U.S. atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, then and since. Lessons from this historic episode are applicable to the current "war on terrorism" even more so now than when the article originally appeared. Reposted to mark Hiroshima Day: August 6.
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, China, Russia, and Cuba.
interesting article from centrist/libertarian Reason magazine. here comes the new boss, same as the old boss?
The lines have been drawn, the way is clear.
To arms is the call, the enemy is here
Within this empire war is waged
Everyday means revolt for slaves
To the streets weapons in hand
all colors, all creeds united we stand.
One moment, one cause to free all the land.
In today's paper: terrorism and you
A look at class and miscommunication with in sub-culture
How government protects big media--and shuts out upstarts like me.
and I quote ...
"Just like Haiti or where there is a dictatorship, the coming election needs to be monitored and closely watched."
(this was last comment on posting)
The impulse to control the press hardly originated with George W. Bush, but his administration has been less inclined than any in memory to echo Thomas Jefferson's famous declaration: "The basis of our government being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."
David Cobb and Patricia LaMarche are working hard to attract voters and build the party. This is a brief recap of their July travels.
No, Sicko is not meant to describe Michael Moore. Sicko is the name of his next movie!
The radio mouthpiece for the right wing is going to be promoting Comcast cable.
Give me your recommendations for news and info sources
Ralph's accurate and biting view of the pro-corporate Democratic convention.
A months' worth
It's interesting to watch the way that CNN, Fox, NBC, and the rest of the mainstream media these days...
"He gave a very impressive speech, but it's important to remember how carefully staged these speeches are..."
"He did a great job of trying to outplay the right to the right..."
"Kerry... A whole bunch of gibberish..."
"It sounded like a temp agency saying 'Help is on the way.'"
"This paranoid, Michael Mooer mentality..."
This is professional, objective journalism????
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, China, and Cuba.
White House aides told Pakistan last spring that "it would be best if the arrest or killing of [any] HVT were announced on twenty-six, twenty-seven, or twenty-eight July"--the first three days of the Democratic National Convention in Boston.
Look at what is gracing MSNBC among other news outlets today as John Kerry takes the stage... big Pakistani arrest to steal the headlines.
Iraq is signalling that it wants President George Bush to go ahead with a military attack on Israel - even though it believes Ariel Sharon may well retaliate by striking Iraq. http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2002/08/18/1029114049234.html
MoveOn moves on Cameron. Ignoring the Israeli Spy story completely, and in a film putatively about exposing FOX they fail to mention this major story that was censored by FOX... pulled and purged from their website as well. What is the bigger issue here?
I posted it just after 8:00 pm
Its time the cat came out of the bag. JP was caught in a Muslim household rummaging through someones passports records. He threw the Holy books on floor along with passport records and family photographs and had is filthy dog inside the house. The place looked like a US Marine raid on a house in Baghdad. That's why I hit him with a basebvall bat. JP is undercover CIA agent. The PDX has no right to cover-up this kind of activity, especially since he is openly disseminating Nazi propaganda on the IMC. We demand this story gett out here or we will get it out elsewhere. JP is a COP!!!!!
"It's like Microsoft has grown up...They even seem friendlier these days."--Donna Jones, retired school administrator, quoted in AP article
Are documentaries changing the face of American Politics?
See, the new Iraqi Prime Minister al-Zarqawi is telling the U.S. when it can bomb Saddam loyalists in Fallujah. I mean it's got to be true if it's in the headline of a paper like the Chicago Tribune.
CASCR, the Committee for the Advancement of Stem Cell Research has launched ads on Air America radio, blaming Nader for setbacks against stem cell research and guilt-- er, urging people to not vote for him.
Perhaps "transparency" was getting old . . .
There's a new poll in Oregon showing Kerry leads Bush 50 percent to 42 percent, while Nader had 4 percent, according to a poll by the American Research Group.
A brief discussion of police state propaganda and effective protest for those planning to speak out at the DNC and RNC.
Clear Channel Communications Inc. posted a 1% rise in quarterly profits to $254 million, with radio continuing to drag down strong results at other parts of the company
She survived a flight with 14 harmless Syrian musicians, then spread 3,000 bigoted and paranoid words across the Internet.
Dr. Robert Root-Bernstein, who held a MacArthur Prize fellowship from 1981 to 1986, is associate professor of physiology at Michigan State University. Root-Bernstein made a thorough study of the AIDS literature, and has published several controversial articles. He could also not find any evidence to back up the claim that HIV is the cause of AIDS, that AIDS is a new disease, or that it is contagious. AIDS, according to him a multi-causal condition, could also be caused by well known risk factors.
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, Spain, and Cuba.
What liberal infidels will never understand about the president
The Church of Bush
by Rick Perlstein
July 20th, 2004 10:00
This is garbage that is outrageous!
July 19, 2004
The Ghost of Gonismo
"Popular Participation" in Bolivia's Gas Referendum*
By FORREST HYLTON
Where is the American news media? Where are the pictures? Who is responsible for this abomination? Torturing children in the name of freedom? Is this what we have become?
A petition filed Monday with the Federal Trade Commission claims that Fox News' use of the slogan "Fair and Balanced" constitutes deceptive advertising. Alleging consumer fraud, the complaint calls for the FTC to order Fox News, consistently the highest-rated cable news network, to cease and desist from using the slogan.
I'm looking to find the actual text of the Fairness Doctrine.
Think Before You Cheer--Michael Moore is Making a Noose for the Left's Neck
by Shlomo Svesnik
Television coverage of the Israel-Palestine conflict tends to reflect Israeli perspectives, while leaving most viewers alarmingly ill-informed
Wednesday July 14, 2004
A guest on 'The O'Reilly Factor' violates the rules of Fox News' 'spin-free zone.'
I consider myself a long-term thriver," says Garland Perry, a Portlander who has tested HIV antibody-positive for more than 18 years. "I never did like that 'survivor' stuff. In 1984 when the test was first announced by Gallo at a press conference, I dutifully ran down like other active gay males and got tested. I tested positive then and have every year since.
Have you seen "The Truman Show" starring Jim Carrey? Carrey plays Truman, who is the unknowing star of a reality television show transmitted throughout the world. Truman is happily living his perfect life in a perfect suburb with a perfect wife until he begins to catch some clues that something just isn't right. The film is about his process of discovering his entire life, and all of his physical surroundings, are fabricated. The island he lives on is the world's largest television set, viewable from space. Everyone is in on it; Truman is monumentally deceived. His wife, mother, best friend, co-workers and thousands of townspeople are nothing but actors.
The science of AIDS and HIV-related behavior is paradoxical and enigmatic. How can someone be HIV-antibody positive for a decade or more and never develop AIDS? Why do people who have died of AIDS appear not to have HIV in their bodies? Why does HIV not behave like other sexually transmitted pathogens? How can one individual have thousands of high-risk sexual encounters with an HIV-positive person and never become HIV infected or develop AIDS and why is it that another individual can have a single sexual encounter and acquire HIV?
For a number of years HIV/AIDS has been presented as an equal opportunity destroyer that is thwarted by condom use for every type of sexual encounter and a clean syringe for every intravenous drug use. Through a high-powered media campaign America has repeatedly received the message that "AIDS does not discriminate." Locally, we have seen the image of a middle class white woman with the ominous tag line of the sponsoring agency, The Cascade AIDS Project, below : "IT'S NOT OVER." The subtext clearly reading: "Beware white, heterosexual America!"
Portlanders came together for a series of conferences in early June 2002 to discuss the plight of Africa, including the toll AIDS is taking on that continent. While everyone agrees Africans are suffering and dying, some question the diagnosis. The following is part one of a five-part Alliance series looking at AIDS.
Iyad Allawi, the new Prime Minister of Iraq, pulled a pistol and executed as many as six suspected insurgents at a Baghdad police station, just days before Washington handed control of the country to his interim government, according to two people who allege they witnessed the killings.
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