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Pesident Bush deployed chemical weapons against his own people this morning on in Oakland, California. Hundreds of women, children, dockworkers, and other peace advocates were brutally assaulted the morning of 4/7/03 by masked government forces wielding chemical weapons, concussion grenades, and firing guns into the crowd.
...Distorted View of Iraq War. Interview with John MacArthur, publisher of Harper's magazine, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
URBAN WARFARE FOR PROTESTERS - Take a Tip from Our Boys in Iraq, and Make Your Next Protest Count!
You're doing it all wrong. There's a reason why your daily protests have failed to invigorate the anti-war movement. You have no leadership. You have no direction.
Either the U.S. military has their coordinates completely off, or the corporate media is propagating a complete LIE. NON-embedded reporter visits Saddam Hussein International Airport, and claims no sign of "coalition" forces...
Kind of long winded but worth reading. Commentary on the proposed changes to the overtime laws.
by thom hartmann
Free! Attend the art gallery tonight on Thursday, April 3rd, 2003, from 4pm - 9pm. 917 SW Oak Street. Also, On Saturday, April 5th, 2003 attend the Open House from 12pm-7pm. Free food! Everyone! I invite all pro-peace activists and all non-violent disabled people's rights activists, and especially i invite any body with a camera to join us! BLIND people please join us! Tell your Non-English speaking friends to please join us! Wheelchair bound people! Join us! (article 1)
This week NOW with Bill Moyers presents a special one hour focus on the
media and democracy.
Uncle Sam needs you:
To remove(p)Resident Bush and his soaring deficits, the evisceration of Social Security, "voluntary" pollution controls, war for oil, stacking federal benches with right-wing ideologues, bellicose and nationalist foreign policy, and the handing over of much of the infrastructure of governance to multinational corporate campaign donors.
Come to the Monthly Dean Meetup
Mississippi Pizza, 3552 N Mississippi St, Portland, OR
on Wednesday, April 2 @ 7:00PM
We almost had them on our side.
Because they consistently
Boycott IPRC! This is the #1 article in which I will now begin a 6 part series of Pro-Peace short articles that GRAPHICALLY describe each type of discrimination that exists in the IPRC: Ableism, Ageism, Classism, and Racism. The goals of this article are Love & Uniting the community to strengthen Pro-Peace around the world one step at a time, starting with encouraging all people to lift up their independent publishers voice!
We should be coopting the corporate media, and not just yelling at them.
An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.
For showing invader war dead, U.S. financial powers retaliate.
As major media struggle over how gruesome and realistic war coverage
should be, one alternative newssite has been shut down for posting "inappropriate
Marquardt reports that Vortech stated it would much rather risk a First Amendment lawsuit than a lawsuit from a relative of a soldier shown on the website.
Last night, It's a Beautiful Pizza was packed to overflowing for a night of VIDEOS FROM THE RESISTANCE. Some people even stood on the sidewalk outside and watched through the windows without sound.
U.K. Soldiers face unknown charges after refusing to kill Iraqi's in Bush/Blair illegal war of aggression.
Also, second story of Corporate Media war coverage.
8am Pac. time, for 15 min., collectively pray for BUSH to change his heart!
Bringing the people the news they aren't getting.
The movement must escalate and broaden its struggle against imperialist aggression and occupation abroad and military-police state reaction at home. Whatever the final outcome of this brutal war, the heroic Iraqi resistance to overwhelming force should be an example and an inspiration to stop the U.S. war machine right here at home. The next big opportunity will come on April 12 in Washington, D.C.
Dear Equality seekers of the world, Anti-racists, Anti-Ageists, Anti-Classists, anti-ableists, members of the world,... ...And to any individual or organization who writes grants or donates to non-profit groups. BOYCOTT monetary donations to IPRC!! Come to the open House! PRO-PEACE activists of all backgrounds should be welcomed to the IPRC now more than ever! TRUE LOVE & UNITY... ...for the people!
The misleading nature of casualty reports which concentrate on battlefield casualties, rather than on the far higher toll after the war is over
Ok, what the hell is really going on?
Recent New York Times article outlines a well-organized,
massive and concerted effort by the reformist wing of
the antiwar movement to derail the antiwar movement and
turn activists into election fodder for the Democratic Party.
One way to combat despair is to exchange ideas in a manner that is often demonstrated on this website. I also believe in non-centralized "think tanks." Getting together and discussing goals, strategies and tactics is essential if we are going to be more than an unsustainable movement of reaction to the crisis of the day.
A report came in earlier today that a pick-up truck waving an American flag hit a peace camper. He was hit while riding his bike, and the incident was witnessed by several people. Thankfully, the peace camper did not sustain serious injuries.
Being effective is not just about getting numbers to rallies and events:
Why I believe we should build on the connection between American Empire and this war
Get out in front of the media, use it for our purposes. Be creative. Inspire dissent.
But this isn't just about the IPRC, which is a non-profit group. When I talk about the IPRC in the below article, PLEASE, PLEEEEASE, imagine that the IPRC is any group that YOU belong to which is a mostly caucasian-american organization. We need UNITY in the PRO-PEACE organizations and this article will help you to open your eyes to the UNITY problems that have been ignored for far too long which is how the WAR was permitted!! True love & UNITY!!!
Describing to the people who read this board, mostly corporate media police and others that anarchists are not evil crazed violent, *insert more eye catching adjectives* and that there needs to be more interaction rather than distance from the masses
The war-makers are routinely hacking anti-war sites. Activists can, and probably should, use the same tools to bring down the criminal corporate media websites.
This is an excerpt from the brillian work "Nonviolence and Its Violent Consequences" by William Meyers. I've noticed that some individuals posting here seem bothered by hostility towards the media. I disagree with these defenders of the media. Read this excerpt and understand why.
Okay, a word about accosting the media: Stop.
For all you "Corporate Media" haters- This website collects "cookies" when you visit this site. What do you think they do with that information? Wake up people! You think you are so original in your thinking, but you all repeat the same phrases over and over, and can't spell correctly half the time.
Damn! The show sold out and about 50 people were turned away!
It's payback time for the 1970s overthrow of the Shah and subsequent takeover by Khomeini, US Embassy hostage crisis, the botched rescue attempt that sullied America's military reputation, and tit-for-tat terrorist actions over the years between the US and Iran (US Navy shoot down of Iranian airliner, Iranian backed terrorist attacks on US troops, etc). Never mind that in 1953, US, UK and Israeli intelligence were responsible for a coup which ousted the nationalistic Iranian prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh and would ultimately lead to regional conflict with Iraq and hatred of the US to this day.
"They have attacked the television station and the Iraqi Satellite Channel, resulting in the deaths of many TV journalists and the TV technicians. ... There were hundreds of technicians and people working, and reporters, people working at the station who are right now in a hospital, many of them were killed. Also the Baghdad television station and the 'Youth Television' [run by Uday Hussein, the president's son] building was bombed."
Screw polite. The truth comes with fury.
Portlanders' resistance to this insane war has been inspirational. Thank you for your courage, your ability to withstand chemical attacks (looks like ol' Saddam ain't the only asshole willing to gas his own people, eh?), billy clubs and the rest of the brutal weaponry arrayed against you.
People, how are we going to respond when catastrophic loss of life occurs in Baghdad?
Nick Buttlick is a corporate shill. He may think that he is honest, but he is not. He is either lying on purpose, or is himself deluded.
This may be the thing to do ...
this is a letter i wrote to my partner's mom. i know many of us are dealing with political rifts in our families, at work and in other social groups that have been polarized by this war. the letter was intended to encourage a dialog... our relationship is otherwise good as it is with the entire family. while living in southern california they were like my own family (in new york) and we spent lots of time together.
it was sent in response to a pro-war message she forwarded us. i have posted the original email following the letter.
Portland Black Bloc Communique - read and distribute. There should also be print copies of this floating around at tomorrows 4.30 radical feeder march.
Props to Deva, Spark, all you IMCistas, and Little Beiruiters!
Welcome to Portland, Oregon
Long time activists are used to insensitivity and dishonesty from the corporate media. However, we are beginning to see a new tactic in the corporate lie arsenal.
The Willamette Week set a new low for itself this week, with its cover story, "All Bets Are Off".
With the blatant pro-war bias of corporate media giants getting so much attention now in independent media, here's an interesting way to make your voice heard.
i believe we should point it out when the portland police actually do something right. it doesn't happen too often, but here's one example.
here's what i saw this morning. i was downtown from 8:30ish to 11:00ish -- started in the South Park Blocks and followed the march around and ended up in an empty and eerie Pioneer Square.
On Saturday, March 22 I traveled out to New York from Philadelphia to join hundreds of thousands of others in New York declaring my opposition to the recent escalation of the US attack on Iraq.
"When Michael Moore delivered his blast of the Bush Reich at the Oscars, he was, in reality, given a standing ovation and hearty applause. But, to hear the soundbyte presented on the network news, you'd never know it. All you can hear are boos...which, in fact, came from about five people, from eyewitness accounts." Looks like Michael Moore more right than even he knew, we do live in FICTIOUS TIMES...
according to a trimet bus driver....this morning only about half of the normal ammount of commuters were on the bus today....
a doublespeak analysis / rant
The antidote for virtual reality is reality. Destroying virtual reality is essential. Unless the people are liberated from the mind numbing manipulations of experience imposed upon them by the corporatists, the state will continue to pull their strings. Rebel tactics should focus on forcing reality into the lives of the people.
These tactics need to be changed before they do more damage.
Don't usually listen to NPR but KBOO didn't have the news on yet when I woke up...
Was surprized by the story that was aired before the press conference with the US sargeant... and it was good to hear that business as usual on Wall Street has been seriously disrupted! All Power to the People!
a good idea we should all think about.
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