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Chris Hedges: Thank you. Doris asked me to say a couple of words about my dad, which is especially appropriate. He was a Presbyterian minister who spent time at Chautauqua... certainly the man who influenced my life more than anyone else. I grew up in a small farm town in upstate New York: Sahara, New York, less than 2,000 people, where my father had five churches. He would consolidate the services and do three services every Sunday, and I often traveled with him.
The US Supreme Court is considering whether or not to accept an international debt case that will impact global poverty and poor country access to credit.
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, China Radio International, Radio Havana Cuba, and Radio Deutsche-Welle.
when jp morgans "collateral base" was challenged that was the hole in the dike. v.k. durham, ceo. durham holding trust, tias 12087
I PREDICT THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF NUREMBURG style CRIMINAL TRIALS of LEADERS well known to all of us.
buy american! the job you save might be your own, or your neighbors. it could also be your local grocery, etc. vkd]
IF this does not tick you off; NOTHING WILL! I can't believe Americans would sit on their dead ends and be intentionally distracted by everyone pushing A RACE WAR to cover up this BLATANT, NOTORIOUS "DECEPTIVE MONEY LAUNDERING AND TERRORISM BY THE FED. R.! and COHORTS! [VKD]
July 26, 2013 - Dozens of protesters rallied and attempted to occupy the Main Post Office on NW Hoyt this afternoon. The protest against postal privatization was thwarted by a heavy presence of Department of Homeland Security police, Postal Inspectors and a half dozen postal managers standing inside the post office lobby. Senior plant manager, Lisa Shear, herself a target of the protest, came out to warn activists that she would have them immediately arrested if they stepped foot inside the lobby.
The story of how and why Reuters is eviscerating its once-excellent climate coverage is coming into sharper focus thanks to reporting by Columbia Journalism Review and Media Matters.
Deeper reforms needed to curb inequality
Chris Hedges argued that American propaganda has done two key things. Through a "bombardment of cultural lies and manipulations," it has erased every progressive movement from the face of the country.
The system has also created a "psychosis of permanent war," Hedges said. Hedges, traces the demise of liberal values in America since World War I and emphasized the importance of social movements in maintaining democracy.
This statement was released today, via facebook, by an activist with Portland Rising Tide:
"The FBI came to my parents house last week, asking questions they knew the answers to like 'were does he live?' (they know were we all live).
A banner drop and and gathering by boats happened with the message "COAL, OIL, GAS // NONE SHALL PASS"
On the evening of July 26, 2013, Camp Cascadia - the ongoing Friday night occupation of Mt. Tabor - hosted a public occupation of Mt. Tabor, in the name of fighting EPA Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule (LT2). Frequent honks and screams of "Thank yoooooooooouuuuu!!!" from passing cars proved to be a supportive, albeit disruptive, occurrence. Though occasionally drowned out by well-intended but bro-ish hoots and hollers emanating from 60th Avenue, the 35 citizens who attended the occupation discussed a wide array of issues.
Tokyo Electric Power Company admitted for the first time on Monday that radioactive water from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant has been leaking (pouring) into the Pacific Ocean for the past 3 months.
Research was published this week showing the financial cost of methane being released from Earth's permafrosts. But the risks go beyond financial. Earth's history shows that releasing these stores could set off a series of events with calamitous consequences.
The evening of July 15th in Oakland.
Three years ago, President Aquino promised to substantially reduce poverty, create quality and secure jobs, and end the reign of impunity, among others. He promised "inclusive growth". Workers have had enough of these broken promises.
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and The Voice Of Russia.
"Either we've been hacked or our server software is too old" were the words from our long time volunteer administrator (extraordinaire) as he publicly made our announcement which is now all that can be seen at www.rogueimc.org
Writer Was Jailed for Revealing US Attack on Yemeni Civilians
The administration got its first taste of the growing American opposition to NSA surveillance and its impact on Congress today, when despite overwhelming opposition from both parties leadership, the White House and heavy lobbying by the NSA, Rep. Justin Amash (R - MI) brought the matter of telephone surveillance to a vote.
Drawing from several sources: Arctic emergency this week.
In the late evening hours of July 22, several Blackhawk helicopters flew low over central areas of the city of Chicago without any lights, startling a number of residents who were not aware of the scheduled military helicopter training exercises.
MANILA - The National Democratic Front of the Philippines' Special Office for the Protection of Children slammed the report released by the United Nations Special Representative for Children in Armed Conflict (SRCAC) which alleges that the its armed wing the New People's Army (NPA) has been using and recruiting children.
Our friends *Fluffy and *Scratchy got together in the canopy of the White Castle tree-sit to discuss what life is like 100 feet up an old Douglas fir.
*names have been changed to protect privacy
The heat dome that enveloped Washington, D.C. for much of the last week, so miserable it even prompted Metro to temporarily lift its ban on passengers drinking water aboard its trains, also broke a long-standing heat record.
For over five and a half days, the temperature was least 80 degrees in D.C. This 138-hour streak is the longest on record, dating back to 1871, and besting the 128-hour streak of two years ago.
Earlier this month, a group of prisoners in the Pelican Bay Supermax facility just south of the Oregon border organized the largest prison protest in California history. At the time, it was reported that an estimated 30,000 inmates in two-thirds of California's 33 prisons had opted to refuse meals in a mass hunger strike. And it's still going on.
off to the big house?
The following is a reportback from a small collective of participants and observers of the recent uprisings in Oakland which followed the Zimmerman acquittal. Here we have attempted to clarify and explain several issues which have been distorted by a number of sources concerning 'outside agitators,' the self-activity and organization of black youth, and the attack of white vigilante Drew Cribley.
I stopped by the protest for houseless people in front of city hall in Portland Oregon
The monthly meeting of the Portland Human Rights Commission.
Open to the public on the first Wednesday of the month, agenda attached as a photo.
The meeting was video recorded and is now online.
July 22, 2013 "Information Clearing House - The part of the First Amendment that prohibits "abridging the freedom ... of the press" is now up against the wall, as the Obama administration continues to assault the kind of journalism that can expose government secrets.
Information on the growing vegetarian and vegan movements within the LDS Church...
Many of these vegan Mormons want the LDS church to get out of cattle and sheep ranching and to disinvest from animal meats
This is no longer "theory".. it is fact. [vkd]
In 2011, scientists explained that the Greenland Ice Sheet "could undergo a self-amplifying cycle of melting and warming" that is "difficult to halt."
Last November, a major international study in the journal Science found that the Greenland ice sheet's melt rate was up nearly 5-fold since the mid-1990s.
The Constitution [Law of the Land] is a Seven Article CONTRACT/COMPACT between We the People and the ones the Contract authorized to Act on behalf of the People in International Trade and Commerce. Under Ex Ord. 12803 G.H.W. Bush sold the military off to Private Corporations.. These Corporations thought they could take over anything owned by the People of the Global Community of Mankind. They used the Texas Joe Hunt's principles.. they set up bank accounts around the world.. off shore accounts for themselves.. in their lust for power.. they forgot those accounts could not be opened without the KEYS of the Account Holder being his VOICE, FINGERPRINTS and PROPER NUMBERS. These greedy staunches murdered the Account Holder.. that eliminated the first two.. now they need the NUMBERS. Now ain't that cute?! WONDER IF HELL WILL FREEZE OVER?! [VKD]
Herman Wallace of the Angola 3 has been transferred out of solitary confinement, as Louisiana's Hunt prison reduced his classification from maximum to medium security. Herman is now staying at the prison hospital in a 10-bunk dorm, with access to a day room, and does not have to wear leg irons anymore. While celebrating the more human conditions, Herman and the International Coalition to Free the Angola 3 emphasize that the transfer from solitary is not enough. Please continue supporting Amnesty International's call for humane release.
Any day, the US 2nd Circuit Court will rule between Argentina and hedge funds; the ruling will impact global poverty and poor country access to credit.
this should be obvious to everyone. we have the telecommunications companies doing out thinking for us telling us that we need their products in out schools while it is only part of the agenda to make us all docile and stupid. school boards continue to put the brains of our kids on the chopping block and love to microwave them with wi fi while stealing their souls with the screen. the schools have become the killing fields.
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and NHK World Radio Japan
Sooner or later they had to start killing one another off.. vkd]
The U.S. government has consistently refused to extradite former dictators, accused terrorists, torturers and others wanted by other countries. It is the height of hypocrisy for the Obama administration to give lectures about international obligations in its blunderbuss efforts to get its hands on Edward Snowden.
Hundreds of people showed up yesterday, July 14, at a rally and march to express their grief at the murder of another Black teenager, Trayvon Martin, and the verdict that acquitted his murderer, George Zimmerman.
honoring whistleblower Bradley Manning at the SF Gay Pride event of June 30
In response to the tragic news that Herman Wallace is terminally ill with cancer, Amnesty International has launched a campaign calling for Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal to immediately release Herman on humanitarian grounds. "After decades of cruel conditions and a conviction that continues to be challenged by the courts, he should be released immediately to his family so that he can be cared for humanely during his last months," says Tessa Murphy, USA campaigner, about Herman Wallace.
Clackamas County is considering three candidates for the top job as County Administrator. One candidate is abandoning his old job as city manager of a California city suffering a fiscal crisis due to mismanagement. Rick Daniels created three vanity websites in order to bury the bad news. While the poor city of Desert Hot Springs goes broke, the people of Oregon have a right to know the background of one candidates under consideration.
The long-term plan to downsize and corporatize KBOO includes the production of an artificial cash crisis, smears and vilification of the Board President, an attempt to fire the entire staff, and now: feeble, intended-to-fail fund raising. Yet the resistance is making gains.
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and Spanish National Radio.
whee doggies! these old boys finally found their back-bone! [vkd]
looks like a "whole lot of shakin going on".. [vkd]
Microwave Weapons Specialist who worked for the British MI5 for many years in microwave weapons research and development has come out of retirement to warn nations about dangers of wi fi in schools. Barry Trower will be visiting Portland in early October. Please contact us if you would like to be informed of his visit. He has spoken all over the world to doctors groups, heads of nations and given testimony at government hearings throughout Europe, the U.K., Canada and Africa.
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