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David Roknich 20.09.2004 13:50
DOGSPOT a la Beckett
It's been a long time since I could buy toothpaste and razorblades.

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Greg Palast (reposted anonymously) 20.09.2004 13:04
The 'lynching' of Dan Rather
Hear no Bush Evil; See no Bush Evil; Speak no Bush Evil Indeed, Dan is in hot water for a report my own investigative team put in Britain's Guardian papers and on BBC TV years ago. Way back in 1999, I wrote that former Texas Lt. Governor Ben Barnes had put in the fix for little George Bush to get out of 'Nam and into the Air Guard.

What is hot news this month in the USA is a five-year-old story to the rest of the world. And you still wouldn't see it in the USA except that Dan Rather, with a 60 Minutes producer, finally got fed up and ready to step out of line. And, as Dan predicted, he stuck out his neck and got it chopped off.

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Internet User 20.09.2004 11:39
Here's something to think, when it comes to corporations and the WWW.
While reviewing this mornings log file from my firewall, I came accross this IP address: "3.242.213.203" and the attempted entry into my personal computer.

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Captain America 20.09.2004 11:13
See Leftists, Liberal Media Really Exists
More proof the media and their journalists are a bunch of liberals who hate Bush and almost all vote Democrat.

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Cheri Roberts 20.09.2004 10:22
HELP me please!
Action Alert for OCT 23rd
Say NO to the PNAC

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David Corn 20.09.2004 00:42
We've Lost
from davidcorn.com

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Gary Sudborough 19.09.2004 09:49
The Lessons of Vietnam
The lessons learned by the US military from the Vietnam war and their relationship to the true casualty figures in Iraq.

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@@@ 19.09.2004 05:23
Terrorist Sympathizer
More anti-police-state poetry.

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kirsten anderberg 18.09.2004 19:10
Women Writers in Alternative Media Using Male Pseudonyms/K.Anderberg
I am considering writing under a male pseudonym. I truly wonder, with almost all male editors and writers in alternative media, and in a sexist society, what effects me writing under a female name has. Am I getting less pay? Am I getting published less? Am I taken less seriously?

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glen formatted this for weekly improv program - 11pm 17.09.2004 23:42
AudioOnDemand : NIGHT OF THE LIVING TONGUE : kboo-fm : Thur Sept 16th 2004
Just to give you a taste ... OUCH ! OUT BAD PUN!

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Brian Setzler 17.09.2004 16:09
Nader on in Florida
I just got word from Nader staffer that they are on the ballot in Florida.

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Bill Moyers 17.09.2004 15:15
Journalism Under Fire
Part biography, part reprimand, part love letter to the promise of his profession—this speech, given by Bill Moyers at a Society of Professional Journalists conference on Sept. 11, 2004, will be referred to for years to come by those who are worried about the state of journalism. It's a true classic: "I believe democracy requires 'a sacred contract' between journalists and those who put their trust in us to tell them what we can about how the world really works."

Bill Moyers is a broadcast journalist currently hosting the PBS program Now With Bill Moyers. Moyers also serves as president of the Schumann Center for Media and Democracy, which gives financial support to TomPaine.com.

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Jaguar 17.09.2004 14:17
Mr. Francesconi's Latest Advertisement
Where is he going with this commercial?

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Dan Roberts 16.09.2004 16:44
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/17/04 ˇLISTEN GLOBALLY!
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. China, Russia, and Netherlands.

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Wall Street Journal 16.09.2004 13:26
A Media Watershed: Dan Rather and the end of the liberal monopoly
However the flap over CBS and those National Guard "memos" turns out, the past few weeks mark a milestone in U.S. media and politics. Along with the Swift Boat Veterans' ads, the widespread challenge to Dan Rather's reporting -- to his credibility -- means that the liberal media establishment has ceased to set the U.S. political agenda.

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Redpeter 15.09.2004 21:53
missing media
Iraq War illegal says UN chief Kofi Annan

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Sempi-Tempei 15.09.2004 14:38
Bush Guard Service Document Possibly Authentic
I was amused when the story first broke on CBS regarding this document about Bush's Guard service. I was even more amused when the righty's started trying to debunk the entire thing.

In the latest episode, CBS seemed to have secured a technology consultant and IBM typewriter specialist to verify the document. Sure enough, Mr. Glennon has done just that, confirmed that the documet could have been made by a typewriter from the time of Bush's service.

Now the righty's are trying to defame Mr. Glennon as nothing but a typewriter salesman and an idiot. It is all so amusing. What the righty's need to realize is that Bush is nothing but a fraud and a fake. He took the easy way out, joined the champagne squad and played drunk during the Vietnam War.

If he did anything different, he should produce the documents showing otherwise.

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spArk 12.09.2004 23:30
Oregonian article hits the bullseye; Nothing but an exception that proves the rule
i never thought i'd say this, but i read an article in the Oregonian that actually hit the target in the bullseye, or very close to it. The article, Full view of city's urban renewal lacking, by Randy Gregg, appeared in Sunday's paper. It's a review of the American Institute of Architects exhibit "Good Citizens Are the Riches of a City" showing in town. The exhibit was put together by the Portland Development Commission (PDC), and its theme is the history of Urban Planning in the city. Naturally, as Gregg points out, the PDC assembled what is essentially "a commercial for itself" with claimed successes highlighted and obvious failures mostly excised. Urban renewal in the United States is usually a racist and classist enterprise; for decades, targets of demolition across the country have been black neighborhoods and money-poor ethnic enclaves to make room for ugly "development", parking lots, or freeways. Urban renewal projects have destroyed many precious, vital places with a thoroughness that could only otherwise be accomplished through war-time bombing. The perpetrators have been, as Gregg points out, "a bunch of white guys".

Gregg does not shy away from any of these truths about the effects of urban renewal in Portland or the classism and racism at its roots. Most surprisingly, at the end of his column -- in describing a sculpture submitted for a proposed restoration of Ross Island -- Gregg raises an artist's question of what history will view as the greater crime: Ross Island Sand & Gravel's ravaging of the natural environment, or the act of burning trucks belonging to them in protest of their ecocidal activities. Whoah! With this last paragraph, Gregg gives that famous arson the most balanced and least hysterical treatment that has ever appeared in the Oregonian to my knowledge. This is where the discussion should have started in the first place, and it's too late now for the people since jailed.

Of course, this article by Randy Gregg is one of those exceptions that proves the rule; the rest of the paper remains dismally shallow and biased, and shows no signs of changing.


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NGOgowatch 12.09.2004 20:19
Norman Solomon's IPA/Ford Foundation Connection
The Militaristic U.S. Establishment's Ford Foundation gave a $200,000 "general support" grant to Norman Solomon's "Institute for Public Accuracy" in 2004.

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H. Poirot 11.09.2004 21:44
Potential boomerang effect - new angle on the 60 Minutes "Fake Documents" issue
Bush supporters really don't want those documents to be fakes, because if they are ...

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repost The Black Commentator 11.09.2004 11:39
The Unthinkable
"We're up againstthe most rich and powerful people in the world. All we have is our convictions really because we don't have the money or the power or the weapons. But I think the anger ofbillions of peopleis the weapon that will eventually be used against them"

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Relay 11.09.2004 11:03
FINDING FAHRENHEIT 911
see the 3-minute documentary that michael moore does not want you to see.

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William Rivers Pitt 11.09.2004 10:38
Dumbest. Election. Ever.
"I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts."
- Orson Welles

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tree 11.09.2004 09:39
Bush's Brain
Cinema 21 for a week

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Brent Herbert 10.09.2004 15:07
The 'Debate' over 'Social Security Reform'
A study of the propaganda techniques of the extreme right, using Social Security 'reform' as an example...

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reader 10.09.2004 13:03
syndication?
uh got syndication yet?

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! 10.09.2004 04:21
NYC holding pen's OVERSIGHT actually LEASED PRIVATELY to RNC(not police),had1000sillegally
Visiting "U.S. Republican" policital party to NYC ran its own police detention area. Who can name a political party in Germany in the 1930s that ran its own police...] US "Republican party" has converted itself into the American Fascist Party.

New York police corralled people who were walking down the street so they could not move, then arrested all of them, often without first ordering them to disperse and giving then a chance to do so.

The New York Civil Liberties Union is compiling stories from protesters who say they were arrested for no reason, detained for unnecessarily long periods or held in unsafe conditions. The group is also considering suing the city over police conduct. In news reports last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking on his radio show, seemed to imply that the arrests of innocent people were inevitable....[!]

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here's what ahm talkin' about 09.09.2004 20:25
OK NOW I'M ***KING ___PISSED___ (at DLC, and corporate media)
look at this headline:

Kerry Calls Iraq War 'Catastrophic Choice'

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Dan Roberts 09.09.2004 16:52
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/10/04 ˇLISTEN GLOBALLY!
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, Germany, and China.

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.. 09.09.2004 10:35
Stations Preempt '60 Minutes' Expose On Bush Military Service
Today on Democracy Now

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Bill Norton 09.09.2004 09:56
SEN. BYRD ASKED TO INVESTIGATE MEDIA CONTROL
United States Senator Byrd has been asked by an influencial WWII veteran's group to investigate the constitutionality of the tightly held media within the U.S.

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Den Mark, Vancouver 09.09.2004 09:14
NBC Is Confused About What Constitutes News
I was at a nabor's this morning for breakfast. NBC news was on (via KGW). A would-be "news" story was about a "new" ready-bag of stuff (yeh, duct tape & stuff) which people should buy to Be Ready for an attack (shudder). Such kits have been available for eons, but NBC thinks this is "news". Here's the kicker. The "reporter" said that the bags are available at "select stores such as this wal-mart". Uh-huh. A stench was apparent. Then the source of the stench appeared, as the next commercial break was an ad for, tuh-duh, wal-mart! I rarely watch tv, so maybe this co-mingling of commerce & "news" happens all the time. However, i was shocked, to be honest, that something so blatant & clumsy was perpetrated, & that the bogus nature of corporate "news" would be so obvious.

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Lloyd Hart 08.09.2004 20:49
Moveon.org Does More Harm Than Good
Just like John Kerry's adolescent attack on George Bush's middle initial W. earlier this week where he described the W. standing for Wrong about the war in Iraq, Wrong about the economy etc. etc. Moveon.org has resurrected their failed adolescent attack on George Bush's Air Guard record by supporting a group called Texans for Truth. In an election that is turning out to be more about the person running rather than the important policies that this election hinges on - the corporate media is playing the willing messenger, handing the feces to the candidates and their designated 527s.

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question 08.09.2004 09:40
Investigative journalists
I need ideas about investigative journalists who might speak at our community forum.

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Jesse Walker 08.09.2004 03:53
Clear Channel discovers the liberal demographic
Clear Channel, which owns more than 1,200 stations, is now beaming Air America's liberal lineup over eight of them--nine if you count a Florida outlet that's only running the Randi Rhodes show, and 10 if you count XM satellite radio, which includes Clear Channel among its investors. That might not sound like much, but it's over a third of Air America's affiliates.

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repost commondreams, AP 07.09.2004 17:49
Cheney says Kerry victory will lead to another terrorist attack on US
I can't find the URL for this article. Seems to have gone missing. Can anyone find it?

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JR 07.09.2004 17:28
AQ Khan story: it gets worse
more dots to connect

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Chardman 07.09.2004 15:54
Would Dr. Laura's Son Kick a Woman Who's Down?
Hijinx at the RNC.

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repost 06.09.2004 14:40
A lesson from Nader fiasco
JR 05.09.2004 16:16
More AQ Khan/Iraq info
More AQ Khan/Iraq info

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UK-Observer 05.09.2004 09:39
Once upon a time in America: American writers interviewed on twilight USA, by UK newspaper
'It's brainwashing,' he says. 'The fact is that a certain percentage of Americans completely buys the [Republican] brainwashing.' Unsurprisingly, Shawn believes what many Democrats accept as an article of faith: 'Of course there has been a right-wing conspiracy - the extreme right has acted in a very disciplined and ruthless and successful manner for 25 years.' Shawn says he has found it difficult to write about Bush's America: 'Part of the problem presented by Bush and his gang is that they are so crude ... When you are confronted with things that are so crudely brutal, the writer's task of elucidating what lies beneath the surface is redundant. These people believe in cruelty, vengeance and brutality. --- 'People have a tremendous sense that they've been lied to. There are a lot of people out there entertaining some very wild thoughts. People have been flabbergasted by the war. Who knows? Most people don't vote. The Bush people's drive to win is so huge. And they have as much money as they want. And they are ruthless. Kerry has taken a position that's so weak. He will win, he thinks, if he doesn't stray too far from the Bush line. I wish he'd present a real alternative. Then I think he'd have an enormous victory.' ---
Deborah Eisenberg shares Hiaasen's despair: 'People say, "The Constitution will prevail. The American people will prevail", but I have no such confidence. The Supreme Court is degraded and corrupt. Our press has been irresponsible to a shattering degree. We are in the middle of a great catastrophe.'

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Waleed Ibrahim and Tom Perry (Reuters) 05.09.2004 07:38
Another Surprise! US Captures Iraqi "King of Clubs"
The latest Head on a Pike Iraqi and U.S. forces arrested a man believed to be Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri the most-wanted Saddam Hussein aide still on the run in a bloody raid on Sunday in which 70 of his supporters were killed and 80 captured. Al-Douri -- sixth on the U.S. list of the 55 most-wanted members of Saddam's regime had a $10 million price on his head -- was captured in Tikrit.

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Your friendly Nee-cons at the RNC 05.09.2004 07:11
Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! U.S. Close to Catching bin Laden
The As usual the truth is in the last paragraph:

However, Pakistani officials and intelligence sources say they do not know if they are any closer to catching bin Laden.

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bill 05.09.2004 00:56
Latest Bush Kerry Poll from Time Magazine
This is the latest poll to come out since the Republican Convention finished. It looks like Bush got a bump from the convention.

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RNCwatch 05.09.2004 00:34
got MPEG savvy, do this? assemble film clip for us: all Bush RNC speech interruptions?
More a question, wish or request for those with time on their hands:

I have yet to see a comprensive treament (pictures, video, or what have you) of all interruptions of Bush's RNC speech, how he reacted or failed to react, etc., or how he supposedly got spooked.

Can someone at least point my way to some corporate video links if you know them. Thanks.

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Busy Jane 04.09.2004 17:20
Amy Good man gives mad props to the IMC
Download Democracy Now for the complete transcripts. One journalist, ex-editor for the Guardian speaks of his work with Indymedia. Fabuuuuuuuulous!
 http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=04/09/03/1458211

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Project Censored 04.09.2004 16:52
Censored 2005, The Top 25 Censored News Stories
For Immediate Release
September 3, 2004
Project Censored Announces Release of
Censored 2005, The Top 25 Censored News Stories

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Time 04.09.2004 00:10
52% to 41%
52% for Bush
41% for Kerry
3% for Ralph

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Andy Seaton 03.09.2004 23:54
"Nothing will hold us back"
God's on Our Side, Right? Bush's latest slogan is the most anti-democratic (small d) slogan in history. At least since "Hail Victory!" (which loses a little in translation from the original: "Sieg Heil!")

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Graydon Carter 03.09.2004 22:53
Bush by numbers: Four years of double standards
1 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security
issued between 20 January 2001 and 10 September 2001 that mentioned
al-Qa'ida.

104 Number of Bush administration public statements on National
security and defence in the same period that mentioned Iraq or Saddam
Hussein.

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Wallace 03.09.2004 20:30
The Unbearable Banality of Being Lars Larson
Right-wing blowhard Lars Larson wants Nader on Oregon's ballot so bad, he's crying foul against Secretary of State Bill Bradbury. A principled expression of concern for voters' democratic rights? Not really.

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repost 03.09.2004 18:14
Anti-Bush banner REVEALED TO ALL as Bush spoke to the RNC in New York City
original original (facing the audience)

and

inverted (so you can read if from the "Bush side" of things)

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Marckus 03.09.2004 11:35
WB Politics Delay Three Kings Re-release
Bad news for director David O. Russell and his shocking and brilliant 1999 movie Three Kings. Warner Brothers had planned a fall re-release of the film starring George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube but has now delayed the special editon and DVD after they deemed Russell's documentary "totally inappropriate" for release in the current political climate by Warner Brothers.

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marco 03.09.2004 05:51
RNC's Over But Enron Is Not
We still have our work cut out for us.
Lets all watch the "LOTR" parody, empower ourselves
and get right to it. We're not just fighting Bush,
we're fighting En Ron Hubbard, Diboldly, the Heritick
Foundation, and patRIOT acts I and II!!!

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Michael Moore 03.09.2004 01:35
Michael Moore: Why Democrats shouldn't be scared
NEW YORK — If I've heard it once, I've heard it a hundred times from discouraged Democrats and liberals as the Republican convention here wrapped up this week. Their shoulders hunched, their eyes at a droop, they lower their voice to a whisper hoping that if they don't say it too loud it may not come true: "I...I...I think Bush is going to win."

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Calamity Jayne 02.09.2004 22:41
Bush's RNC Speech: Optimism uber Alles
Here's to optimism! A comment on Bush's coronation speech

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Sting 02.09.2004 22:16
If I Ever Lose My Faith In You
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Dan Roberts 02.09.2004 17:10
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 9/3/04 ˇLISTEN GLOBALLY!
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.1MB) and quick download (3.2MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, and Germany.

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fairness doctrine? 02.09.2004 12:01
Brooklyn Bridge Flag Action reported in corporate media
Michael Moore 01.09.2004 23:32
Michael Moore: Don't send more kids to die
Tonight, it's show time for George W. Bush, and I can't wait to hear what he has to tell the Republican convention.

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