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Atlanta Indymedia MIA

No access to Atlanta Indymedia - was it abducted?
I've tried accessing Atlanta Indymedia from half a dozen indymedia site links, the Atlanta site itself and also from google and am unable to reach it.
Anyone know what's up?
16 hours 06.Aug.2006 13:15


atlanta indymedia is still missing in action

indy media atl died 06.Aug.2006 19:04

A_N_Dtv a_n_dtv@yahoo.com

atlanta indymedia is in a coma and near death. for a long list of reasons imc atl has been off line for several months now. the major reason is they are not in physical control of their server and can't seem to get in touch with those who are. in additional external complications like lack of interest and liasion between the imc and the local activist community, also the overall activist community is too scattered to really properly use the imc effectively to support its efforts. internal issues to include lack of technical and creative skill and talent along with lack of resources. a rigid ideological and operational agenda that had a history of repelling new voluteers. and lastly they financially can't afford to keep the phones and isp connection turned on. that was what lead to the death of imc atl. various offers of technical and finacial assistance has been offered but nothing has worked out to turn this situation around. there are however other projects in and around atlanta filling the void there is Atlanta Progressive News (APN)an online progressive info website, the print publication "the wrench" and also ARMEd aNd Dangerous tv or (Atlanta Radical Media Expirement) which will be out on atlanta's cable access channel, Freespeech Tv and ovntv in the fall. Below are links to their websites and some pre-release video segments from the first season of A_N_Dtv.



video clips


Atalnta Progressive News


i will upload a copy of the spring issue of the wrench which was loaded onto the Atlanta IMC before it went down.

IMC Atlanta rest in peace


the wrench spring 06
the wrench spring 06

thanks 06.Aug.2006 22:11

for the update

I hadn't been to the site for awhile but was surprised when I couldn't access it. I'm not happy to hear an indy site has fallen to the wayside and appreciate your response giving some background, especially providing links for the here and now.

Can't get Atlanta Indymedia either 04.Sep.2006 23:16

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Bettym19@mindspring.com

Since this weekend is Aspartame Awareness Weekend I've tried several times to get Atlanta Indymedia. I live here. However, I too cannot pull it up.

What is NutraSweet (Aspartame/Equal/E951/Canderel) Made From?
Is it Genetically Engineered? ASPARTAME AWARENESS WEEKEND/ 9/8-9/10

Aspartame Disease is now a global plague declared by H. J. Roberts, M.D., who wrote the 1038 page medical text - Aspartame Disease: An Ignored Epidemic, www.sunsentpress.com Neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., wrote about aspartame and MSG, Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills, www.russellblaylockmd.com

Today people are actually dropping dead from this addictive excitoneurotoxic carcinogenic drug  http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_msg_scd.htm

Aspartame is a molecule composed of three ingredients, aspartic acid, 40% (an excitotoxin as an isolate, product that stimulates the neurons of the brain to death causing brain damage), a methyl ester that immediately converts to methyl alcohol, (10%) then breaks down to formaldehyde and formic acid (ant sting poison), and 50% phenylalanine, as an isolate a neurotoxin that lowers the seizure threshold and depletes serotonin triggering psychiatric and behavioral problems. The molecule breaks down to a witches brew of toxins including diketopiperazine, a brain tumor agent, that triggered brain tumors in original studies. The FDA lists 92 documented symptoms from aspartame from 4 types of seizures and coma, to male sexual dysfunction and death.

In July 2005, the most impeccable study ever done on aspartame (Ramazzini) confirmed what the FDA knew a quarter of a century ago, that aspartame is a multipotential carcinogen triggering leukemia, lymphoma, kidney cancer and cancer of the peripheral nerves, especially cranial. Only the rats fed aspartame developed malignant brain tumors.  link to www.wnho.net It also triggered mammary, uterine, ovarian, testicular, thyroid and pancreatic tumors. Aspartame would not be on the market today were it not for Don Rumsfeld as explained in the Aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World, www.amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.

Unfortunately, once aspartame was approved no drug on the market could be considered safe because aspartame interacts with all drugs and vaccines:  http://www.wnho.net/aspartame_interacts.htm With thousands perishing from unsafe drugs and drug interactions liability was lifted from the Pharmaceutical industry allowing them to kill without the right of survivors to sue. The Pharma industry has purchased the agency that was meant to regulate it. FDA is now Big Pharma's Washington Branch Office.

As a whistle blower in the DVD, Prescription for Disaster, stated: "You're now on your own. There is no longer any safety."

For over a quarter of a century people have asked what is NutraSweet made from. There have been three congressional hearings over the outrage of people being poisoned and doctors and scientists spoke out against their false advertising of aspartame being natural like bananas.

Many years ago Barbara Mullarkey, an anti-aspartame journalist from Oak Park, Illinois wrote a fact sheet on aspartame. She said:

"Noting that the raw material source and process is NutraSweet Company's proprietary (secret) information, the following statements appear contradictory. In 1983, Denise Ertell, Searle's public affairs director said: "Phenylalanine is a fermentation by-product of soybeans and corn, and aspartic acid is a total synthesis from hydrocarbons, petro-chemical derivatives." Yet, in 1984, Kay Fairbanks, R.D., and Marguerite Copel, R.D., nutrition counselors for Burson Marsteller, Searle's public relations firm wrote. "Neither one (phenylalanine or aspartic acid) is a petro-chemical derivative." In 1985, Gerry Gaull, M.D., Searle's vice president of nutrition and medical affairs, said, that phenylalanine might not come from soybeans and corn."

When an aspartame victim called from the NutraSweet manufacturing company in Augusta, Ga, I said, "Since you make the stuff, what is it made from?" His reply, "I don't know lady, all we have here is toxic sludge."

Is Aspartame genetically engineered? It was admitted that it is made with GM Bacteria. This article appeared in the Independent in 1999, on the front page, above the Royal Wedding.  http://www.wnho.net/gmbacteria.htm

A few weeks ago in speaking to someone who has made amino acids for 45 years I was told today most amino acids are genetically engineered. So I asked, "But what are they made of?" He replied, "natural bacteria, mostly mutated".

In a discussion with Dr. Bill Deagle  http://www.wnho.net/molecular_holocaust_of_aspartame.htm he informed me he had seen the vats of bacteria that the amino acids in aspartame are made from. He said "its toxic sludge". One can only wonder if Stauber who wrote the excellent books, "Toxic Sludge Is Good For You" and "Trust Us, We're Experts" exposing the propaganda used to market unsafe products, also knows.

Researching the issue further, I spoke to Dr. David Benson at the University of Connecticut, Molecular & Cell Biology. Professor Benson wrote a paper to provide students with background information on how amino acids are made by fermentation. His paper does mention some of the controversies surrounding the consumption of amino acids but takes neither a pro nor con stance on the genetic engineering of producing organisms or safety of amino acids. He did tell me also that today most all amino acids are genetically engineered.

Here is his excellent paper:

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I definitely would not call amino acids made in this fashion natural, unless you believe what you find in your toilet is worth consuming.

Aspartame Awareness Weekend is August 8th, 9th and 10th worldwide. We hope you will do your part to help with our project this year of saving the children. Dr. John Olney, one of the most renowned neuroscientists on the planet founded the field of neuroscience called excitotoxicity when he did the studies on aspartic acid and found it caused lesions in the brains of mice. He knew if aspartame was approved it would destroy the brains of the unborn and our children. Here is his report to the Board of Inquiry:  http://www.wnho.net/dr_olney1.doc The Board of Inquiry of the FDA agreed with Dr. Olney and revoked the petition for approval. Dr. Olney even insisted on Searle doing studies in his lab which also showed the damage to the brain, but Searle never gave these studies to the FDA. However, they never intended for aspartame to reach the market but Don Rumsfeld who was CEO of Searle said he would call in his markers and get it approved anyway as discussed in the aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World.

An affidavit from a translator revealed Searle even sacrificed people in poor villages in six countries to test aspartame on humans. These 18 month studies again showed aspartame not only destroyed the brain but also triggered seizures and brain tumors. Likewise, a study in Norway a few years ago showed aspartame destroys the brain, especially in the area of learning.

And so Dr. Olney's prophecy has been fulfilled unfortunately with epidemics of birth defects, autism, ADD, ADHD, Tourettes, etc. Behavioral and psychiatric problems are rampant and our children are medicated instead of educated. With aspartame interacting with drugs it only adds to the problem. Professor of Pediatrics, Genetics, then at Emory University, Louis Elsas, M.D, sad in congressional testimony on 11/8/87: "I have spent 25 years in biomedical sciences trying to prevent birth defects caused by excess phenylalanine. Therein lies my basic concern, that aspartame is in fact a well known neurotoxin and teratogen (causes birth defects) which will ...irreversibly in the developing child or fetal brain produce adverse effects."

We MUST get aspartame out of the schools. Even where pop machines have been removed from grammar schools or middle schools diet drinks are being sold in high schools to addict and maim the students. The free methyl alcohol causes chronic methanol poisoning, and this affects the dopamine system of the brain causing the addiction. It reduces IQ as well. Aspartame is in an estimated 6000 products including pediatric prescription drugs and pediatric vitamins. After demanding Wrigley's remove it from gum for years because it goes straight to the brain, they have now put it in most all gums, and it may be blended with acesulfame potassium which caused cancer and leukemia in original studies, and sucralose/Splenda which is a chlorocarbon poison.  http://www.redorbit.com/news/display/?id=229690 Here are the chemical processing steps:  http://www.redorbit.com/news/display/?id=229690 Here are the chemical processing steps:  link to www.wnho.net

To make matters worse there are front groups like the Calorie Control Council who push aspartame on pregnant women:  http://www.wnho.net/mh_aspartame_letter.htm Recently, the American Dietetics Assn put out a notice saying it was safe for pregnant women, and we've been exposing them for years for taking money from the manufacturer and pushing this toxin with full knowledge of its toxicity. They are the media flacks of the manufacturers.

What you can do?

There is an excellent lecture on Nutrition and Behavior by neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, M.D., on DVD. You can get a copy from:  http://www.atavistik.com. Every school should have a copy so they can be educated to remove harmful products from schools.

Experts on aspartame have produced articles to go to every school in the world for Mission Possible International's SAVE THE CHILDREN project this Aspartame Awareness Weekend. It should go to every pediatrician and every OB-GYN. Remember for every physician who knows he can save thousands of patients. He will know not to prescribe drugs that have aspartame and inform parents about over-the-counter pediatric products that have these dangerous toxins.

Here are the reports which you can also forward by email to every Board of Education, PTA, nursery school and children's hospital, school, pediatrician and OB-GYN, the world over.


And for everyone reading this paper please sign the petition to free Diane Fleming:  link to www.petitiononline.com

Her attorney David Hargett has appealed to the Supreme Court after a powerful habeas was turned down. He is being paid by donation and his email is  davidhargett@hargettwatson.com for more information on contributions. You can write Diane Fleming at: Mrs. Diane Fleming, #311655, FCCW 8D, 209A, Box 1000, Troy, Virginia 22974 They only allow 5 pages on one 39 cent stamp. You cannot send her stamps but you can send her a money order with name and number. Please help to bring this innocent Sunday School teacher home. She has lost her husband, her children, her home and her freedom because of aspartame manufacturers marketing a deadly chemical poison for human consumption.

This article can also be used as a flyer for Aspartame Awareness Weekend, and the Idaho Observer has 24 page booklets on aspartame for distribution, the Artificially Sweetened Times, www.idaho-observer.com Many events can be started such as lectures, seminars, walks, interviews by victims, letters to the Editor, etc. The Aspartame documentary, Sweet Misery: A Poisoned World can be shown to school groups and to consumers at large. Jennifer Mattox of Faerie Films is producing the documentary, Vending Machine, to aid in getting junk food out of schools.

There are safe sweeteners available. An analysis on Just Like Sugar (now sold in Whole Foods and Wild Oats) has shown it is free of excitotoxins. It is chicory, orange peel, Vitamin C and Calcium. Stevia can be gotten from any health food store which helps in the metabolism of sugar, and is a sweet herb.

Don't let Aspartame Awareness Weekend go by without saving a child! It is absolutely illegal. As admitted by the National Soft Drink Assn (now American Beverage) it violates adulteration statutes:  http://www.wnho.net/congressional_record1.doc Since its against the law to ship an adulterated product for sale it also violates interstate commerce laws. The Delaney Amendment states if a product causes cancer in animals it cannot be put in foods so it also against the law from this standpoint as FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress.  http://www.wnho.net/congressional_record1.doc Since its against the law to ship an adulterated product for sale it also violates interstate commerce laws. The Delaney Amendment states if a product causes cancer in animals it cannot be put in foods so it also against the law from this standpoint as FDA toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross told Congress.  link to www.wnho.net

A national recall effort is now in effect so be sure to write the FDA Commissioner ( Commissioner@fda.gov) with your own comments.  Commissioner@fda.gov) with your own comments.  link to www.mpwhi.com And join the Aspartame Information List to keep up-to-date: Front page banner, www.wnho.net

We can do it. Let's get aspartame off the planet and save the people. Attorneys in New York are now taking aspartame brain tumor cases in New Jersey and New York for litigation.

Dr. Betty Martini, D.Hum, Founder
Mission Possible International
9270 River Club Parkway
Duluth, Georgia 30097
770 242-2599
www.wnho.net and www.dorway.com
Aspartame Toxicity Center, www.holisticmed.com/aspartame
www.mpwhi.com (under construction - will have aspartame detox centers)
MSG: www.truthinlabeling.org
MCS-GLOBAL www.mcs-global.org Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
Ecologist's Cover Story on aspartame and history:  http://www.wnho.net/the_ecologist_aspartame_report.htm
Namaste Magazine in the UK continually reports on aspartame:  info@namastepublishing.co.uk

http://www.wnho.net and www.dorway.com
770 242-2599
9270 River club Parkway, Duluth, Georgia 30097

Atlanta Indy Media Re-birth! 12.Sep.2006 21:13

Carol meda121@bellsouth.net

So Atlanta, what's the deal? Are we just going to role over and die so easily? I for one say fuck that. We must, MUST do something to save our independent media resources, and moreover we must unite as an activist community. As was so appropriately pointed out by (I think) not even an Atlanta native, Atlanta is lacking in an overarching Social Justice organization and network to keep everyone informed and active. Now is the time! We must organize, we must rally together! I for one have the hankering to organize the (tentative name) Atlanta Coalition for Enviromental and Social Justice Network. The ACESJN, hmmm... that's not the greatest acronym but oh well. But how? I've only ever started a theatre organization in my life, and I'm sadly and sorely disconnected from the activist scene (like so many others, hence the need for the organization) How do I get this on its feet? Is there interest out there, HELP ATLANTA HELP! In theory the organization would focus totally on connecting, networking and supporting already existing groups, as well as groups trying to get started, maybe put out a monthly newsletter to keep the community informed of rallys, protests and events. We need this Atlanta lets get it goin! Anyone interested in being involved, or who has encouragement experience or advice please feel free to e-mail me anytime, my name is Carol  meda121@bellsouth.net. Fuckin keep the faith y'all.