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As so many predicted, the attack on Fallujah has strengthened the resistance and weakened the US occupation.
Every 45 minutes a father commits suicide somewhere in the US. Every 38 minutes a Non Custodial Parent commits suicide.
Operation Northwoods is still virtually unknown to most of the public due to the lack of corporate press coverage.
there was an attack on a mosque in baghdad, this is one side of the story cnn will not carry.
I am reading William Shirer's Berlin Diary, a journalist's account of Nazi political propaganda during the 1930's, as I watch the US 'news' reports of the violent assault on Fallujah. The US mass media 'reports', the style, content and especially the language echo their Nazi predecessor of 70 years ago to an uncanny degree. Coincidence? Of course! In both instances we have imperialist armies conquering countries, leveling cities and slaughtering civilians--and the mass media, private in form, state appendages in practice, disseminate the most outrageous lies, in defense and praise of the conquering 'storm troopers'--call them SS or Marines. Both in Nazi Germany and contemporary US, we are told by the mass media that the invading armies are "freeing the country" of "foreign fighters", "armed terrorists", who are preventing "the people" from going about their everyday lives. Yet we know that of the 1,000 prisoners there are only 4 foreigners (3 Iranians and 1 Arab); Iraqi hospitals report less than 10% of foreign fighters. In other words over 90% of the fighters are Iraqis--most of who were born, educated, and raised families in the cities in which they are fighting.
DAVID COBB: Well, Amy, we are demanding...a full statewide recount of every ballot cast....I want to stop for a moment, back up and really give some context to this story, because corporate media is attempting to manufacture consent around the lie that this was a clean and fair election. The reality is that this was not a clean and fair election. Far from it. There is a litany of problems, not only the problems that you mentioned in terms of the voting equipment themselves, but the clear and obvious civil rights and voting rights violations....I just want to observe that it was only thanks to Pacifica and community radio across this country that this story was really getting out....Well, we're not allowed under law to actually demand the recount until the Republican Secretary of State, Blackwell, actually officially certifies the results. He has not done so...as soon as that certification takes place, we will be demanding and filing in every single count in the state of Ohio for a full recount. Under Ohio state law, they must certify the results by December 3, but they might do it earlier, so we're prepared immediately to file that recount....Well, again, the corporate media doing its job to try to manufacture consent, but the reality--what we know on the ground from citizens on the ground, and in fact providing testimony at citizen-conducted hearings, public hearings, we know for a fact there were screens which had a, quote, "jumping screen problem." That is where folks attempted to cast a ballot for one presidential candidate and the screen literally jumped in an attempt to default the vote for Bush.
NO ARNOLD FOR PRESIDENT: NATIONAL MOVEMENT LAUNCHED TO STOP ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER AND HIS POLITICAL OPERATIVES FROM DESTROYING THE US CONSTITUTION
We beg the media to go to http://www.arnoldexposed.com/ and look at all the well-respected publications that have chronicled Arnold's frightening activities. We sincerely hope that they will interview the founder of Americans Against Arnold and give us equal time to this important issue. All we've seen for the last month is the glossy media presentation of how great Arnold is and what a great idea it would be to amend the Constitution.
The son of an SS nazi officer, Schwarzenegger has publicly stated that he has dreamed of being a dictator and that he admires Hitler. He campaigned for war criminal Kurt Waldhiem after it had been made public that he was a top nazi.
The stories of Arnold's barbaric harrassment of women are legendary. He publicly admits to steroid and marajuana use.
"He supported Enron chief, Ken Lay during the California energy crisis and now his political operatives have launched a blitzkrieg promoting him for President and seeking to end the Constitutional bar against him holding that office. And there's more..."
Americans Against Arnold founder Alex Jones says, "Arnold's already running for President. His operatives have been dominating the airwaves, despite the fact that in major polls 80+ percent of Americans don't want to change the Constitution so he can be President.
Drop Fox News From Your Cable/Satellite!
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SECURE UNDISCLOSED LOCATION— Keep your aluminum foil hats at the ready.
WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov 15 (OneWorld) - A leading U.S.-based press watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPA) says it is "deeply disturbed" by a directive issued last week by the Iraqi interim government's new media commission that warned the press operating in Iraq to reflect the government's position in fighting by U.S., coalition, and Iraqi forces against insurgents.
Noam Chomsky speaks about the possibility of a draft renewment.
Hardly mainstream. Very ignored. Very irrelevant.
Just when you think they might be getting the picture that the thousands of their jobs are worth less than a dead rat, this this "lobotomy by journalism" comes along and shows you how totally clueless they are. A volunteer researcher on the internet without any connection to a corporate veto on news content can spin circles around them and always will.
This is an interesting take on how corporate media perceives its challengers.
"Buffeted by criticism from the political right and left, dissected by partisans in the Internet blog world and serving increasingly skeptical audiences, the traditional media of daily newspapers and network television are sorting out what went right, what went wrong and what has fundamentally changed. "It's like some gigantic farm animal is being attacked by thousands of insects," National Journal columnist William Powers said this week. "There is so much change happening, and everyone feels a little lost and disoriented."
By Majdur Travail TUCSON, Nov. 13 — (Al-Masakin) The show trial of Chairman Gonzalo and 16 cadre of Sendero Luminoso (PCP-SL) went down in flames again Nov. 12 after two of the three presiding judges reportedly quit.
NEW YORK - Sixty-six ABC affiliates, covering nearly one-third of the country, ultimately decided not to air the movie "Saving Private Ryan" on Veterans Day due to skittishness over whether the Federal Communications Commission would deem it indecent.
Amy Goodman and 'Democracy Now' never have appeared more like CIA assets than in the aftermath of the November 2nd, 2004 "election".
images taken from the attack in fallujah and commentary from a resident
KABUL, Afghanistan - Western pop videos, India's Bollywood movies and even Charlton Heston's "The Ten Commandments" have Afghanistan's fledgling cable TV stations in hot water.
Stations in 8 states will pre-empt broadcast of award-winning film due to concerns about indecency.
November 11, 2004: 5:43 PM EST
Hummer appeals to the Wuss factor
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before it kills again
A Letter from Congresswoman-Elect Cynthia McKinney
Here's the point: if the results are thrown clearly into doubt, it forces Democrats to answer the question, Why did Kerry concede without a fight???
go f your self, heres my rantage B
here's an idea to stop the lie machine!
John Kerry may have come up with nothing better than a modest five-year exit strategy for Iraq, but he sure had one speedy exit strategy for the election. We'd better adjust those strategies and tactics and get these votes counted with or without Kerry, and soon - or we may lose our chance to know this count or any other future count.
I love it when belligerents go at each other and it doesn't get any better than this.
now, remember everyone.... it's a rant. not a diplomatic document.
If going to church makes you a Christian, does going to the garage make you a car?
In Fallujah, U.S. declares war on hospitals. The U.S. has captured the main hospital, destroyed another and prohibited the use of ambulances. U.S. spokesperson Prime Minister Allawi has declared a strict curfew, and the U.S. military has declared that during curfew hours any and all civilian vehicles are free-fire targets with no prior determination whether they are hostile required.
A comparison of the Senate Race and the Presidential Race in Colorado yielded some interesting results.
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I wrote this letter to KBOO and wanted to share my thoughts with the larger community for feedback.
Could Liberty and John Malone buy out Fox? Malone is a Libertarian.
I have an idea that needs fleshing out
This Orwellian AP article is clearly designed to quiet the masses and support the news lockout on independent investigation of voter fraud. The election was not stolen. Everything is fine. Don't worry, be happy. Look on the bright side. 7 out of 10 believe this crap so why don't you just fall in line?
Check this out!
What happens to a people to bring them so distracted by other people's sex lives that they've become divorced from their own true self-interests?
Here's a hint: It's not religion, per se. After all, plenty of folks who read and believe in the exact same bible - Protestants, Catholics, Jews, other kinds of Baptists - voted the other way. In much of Latin America, evangelicals vote with the poor and participate in revolutions. So, it's not really the religion, is it?
No, something else has led us astray, and made it impossible for us, as citizens, to have any clue at all as to what is happening all around us.
Generally, I don't waste $0.35 on our local newspaper behemoth, The Oregonian, let alone the $1.50 they ask for the Sunday edition. However, this is the SUNDAY AFTER, a day that ends a week high anxiety and despair for Oregon progressives, much like the Sabbath that follows the Super Bowl, when arm chair quarterbacks across the nation must find something else to amuse themselves until next season.
The list of evidence is growing that the US election was anything but a fair vote. Who could possibly think that all of these voting problems are just a minor aberation? The long lines are always in Democratic counties, that the computer 'glitches' always favor Bush, and the new e-machines were made by a Bush 'Pioneer' (top donor) that pledged to deliver for Bush. Funny how Diebold makes bank machines which print paper receipts millions of times daily, but they couldn't get the printer to work in the voting machines. (large collection of links follows)
The most people in history vote against a candidate, and Bush claims a clear mandate?
The Dominion is a free, not-for-profit newspaper available in print and online.
Question for the pdx imc audio people.
Preparing for the massacre of Falluja, young Americans make like Roman gladiators.
The Austin Indymedia Collective would like to formally invite you to an IMC gathering. IndyConference is a skill-share/conference/network building event to be held in Austin, Texas February 18th-20th, 2005.
This photo was "released" to the AP the day after Bush stole the election.
Time to hold the criminals accountable.
I put together simple layouts for letter size flyer or, blown up to 22x28", for poster. KBOO bumper sticker at bottom of layout would be about actual 7.5 x 3.75" when layout is blown up to poster size.
If you've been following the news on the U.S. indymedia network this week, you know that a free and fair election was not held on Tuesday. In Ohio, Florida, and elsewhere Republicans attempted to throw out voter registrations on claimed legal technicalities or toss people off the voter rolls for alleged crimes. In precincts populated by the money-poor or people of color, long lines resulted from too few voting machines, and the machines broke down. In areas with electronic voting machines, voters reported "malfunctions" that switched their choices from Democrat to Republican. Most tellingly, exit polling varied -- often wildly -- from the final "official" counts, often most in Bush's favor in those areas with electronic voting machines installed by private companies with Republican ties. On CNN, exit polls were changed to match.
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Chris Andreae produced the news today. If we didn't get the story on the air that you wanted, you better fucking call us! Get Organized now!
He had a melt down on the air
once again, the corporate owned media has failed us.
Sudden, instant change in exit polling results on CNN for Ohio.
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invitation to discussion and action for IMC accessibility
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