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Felice Pace 16.07.2008 14:07
Customers Ask the California PUC to examine PacifiCorp's spending on Klamath Dams
PacifiCorp's Iron Gate Dam A group of PacifiCorps California electric customers has asked the California Public Utilities Commission to examine the company's spending to relicense four Klamath River dams and powerhouses. The customers say the company has already spent more than $50 million on aging facilities which harm the Klamath River and its salmon. The PUCs are charged with protecting the interests of customers - called "ratepayers" in PUC parlance.

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Brian 16.07.2008 13:02
Outer SE Food not Lawns looking for more garden spaces and members
Outer SE Food not Lawns looking for more garden spaces and members

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Richard Mellor 16.07.2008 11:42
Fannie, Freddie, Food and Fuel
The financial crisis deepens with the nationalization of IndyMac and the likely bailout of Freddie Mac and Fannie May by the US taxpayer. The financial crisis has company as inflation, and in particular huge increases in global food and energy prices, enters the fray.

The American economic model has been discredited and the American century has lasted but a few decades. These developments have and will further open up a new period in the struggle between capital and labor on the world stage and the US working class will have a major role to play as it re-connects with its militant traditions.

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StevetheGreen 16.07.2008 10:19
Obama outlines policy of endless war
For those that have taken the "blue pill" and have bought into the latest "corporatist militarist" trotted out by the Democratic party, they need to look beyond the hype and actually listen to what this guy is saying.


(WSWS) -- Any misconception that Barack Obama is running in the 2008 election as an "antiwar" candidate should have been cleared up Tuesday in what was billed by the Democratic presidential campaign as a "major speech" on national security and the US war in Iraq.

Speaking before a backdrop of massed American flags at the Reagan Building in Washington, Obama made it clear that he opposes the present US policy in Iraq not on the basis of any principled opposition to neo-colonialism or aggressive war, but rather on the grounds that the Iraq war is a mistaken deployment of power that fails to advance the global strategic interests of American imperialism.

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Movimiento Libertario Cubano 16.07.2008 10:14
ALB interviews the Cuban Libertarian Movement
* During mid-June 2008 the Iberian counter-information collective A Las Barricadas www.alasbarricadas.org posed several questions to the MLC www.mlc.acultura.org.ve, an affinity group of Cuban anarchism abroad. The complete text of this interview follows.

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anonymous 16.07.2008 09:01
Eagle Asset Management does not hold shares of Life Sciences Research also known as LSR.
Eagle Asset Management and Raymond James Financial do not hold shares of Life Sciences Research also known as LSR.

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New Orleans Coalition Against Repression 16.07.2008 07:39
Protest is not terrorism; Cooper Two Trials on July 16 & 17.
Jamie "Bork" Laughner and Joy Kohler are each scheduled to be tried later in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on fabricated felony charges of possessing a false explosive device. If convicted, they face up to five years in prison. The alleged "false explosive device" are the lockboxes that Jamie and Joy used on December 19, 2007 to attach themselves to B. W. Cooper Public Housing scheduled to be demolished in the midst of New Orleans' worst ever shortage of affordable housing. Both the defense and the prosecution agree that nobody was injured as a result of the protest and no explosives or other weapons were anywhere near Cooper at the time of their arrest. It is also worth noting that Jamie and Joy took a vow of non-violence before occupying the vacant public housing buildings. However, a police witness for the prosecution, NOPD bomb expert Todd Morrell, testified that "almost anything can be a false explosive device". The purpose behind the prosecution of the Cooper Two is clearly to silence opposition to the ethnic and class cleansing underway in New Orleans, since hurricane Katrina.

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Lucy Roessler 16.07.2008 05:23
Colombia-Urgente: El bombardeo mediático como ablandamiento previo...
Tendremos que esperar que el bombardeo mediático en torno a la reciente liberación de Ingrid y demás rehenes obtenida con la "Operación Jaque" continúe todavía durante unos días, como si fuera una prolongada fase destinada al ablandamiento previo, después vendrá el "asalto final".

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Tom Engelhardt 16.07.2008 05:17
US: security bottom line
Just 15 numbers tell the history of the past seven years in which a once wealthy and relatively secure nation near-bankrupted itself, pursued chimeras and funded chaos-causing wars that left it poorer and less safe than ever before.

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salaud 16.07.2008 04:52
whOregonian Chases Cyclists
So... in what one can only think is the shaming of the whOregonian newspaper into running a full-page photo and headline about the "opposing" story about a car giving a bicyclist a hard time, the headline is now "Driver chases Cyclist"... again... forget several times in the last 12 months that "Driver kills cyclist with car"... and forget that days ago we had "Cyclist CLUBS driver with his bike".

Things we know:

1) The Oregonian hates cycling and would love to turn back the clock.
2) The Oregonian loves to sell newspapers... flashy headlines sell.
3) What the Oregonian ADVOCATES, based on its reach/distribution is INCITED.

Let's take it step by step...

1.. We know based on the phraseology of the headlines and the content of the stories (and anyone who has every glanced at an Oregonian) that the rag is a conservative/PBA stronghold. It is clear that from their perspective that everyone should obey "the law" ... and that the law has no context other than that which is "good" for everyone. Never mind the fact that there may be any differences between the people that pay for the laws and the people needing to obey them (ie... bicyclists). In the minds of their editors, like many people stuck in their own little boxes, everyone should obey stop signs and lights, even if they make no sense for that type of transport.... everyone should, in effect, regress to the mean. It doesn't matter that if you hit a cyclist who ran a light/sign with a car that you do not die, but they do... as opposed to if a car runs a light/sign and hits another car.. et cetera. It's similar to the NIMBY crap..... e.g. "If I have to sit in traffic, then you have to sit in traffic." BORING... ... OLD FASHIONED!

Cyclists do not generally obey signs/lights because it makes no sense for that type of transportation. Many car drivers in portland do not obey stop signs because, (TA DA!) the stops signs make no sense where they are. Somehow there is this insistence by these conservative newspaper editors (who choose the headlines, by the way) that cyclists "just need to follow the rules." Who made the rules? What types of vehicles were the rules made for? These questions, especially in the oil crunch, lay naked the fundamental problems with government, capitalism, the status quo. Those, like cyclists, who conserve resources and reap benefits, versus those who consume resources and sit in traffic. That which is outside the "paradigm" and makes more sense, but frustrates those stuck in the box (not the green one), versus those who are bitter because their way is obviously not sustainable.

2) I love the word "War" below:

War between bikes and cars? Not in Portland Bike culture vs. car culture? Nope. Despite two wild and widely publicized confrontations between cyclists and motorists this month, Portlanders who cruise around on four wheels are not out to get those pedaling on two -- or vice versa -- Portland police and others say.

Over at BikePortland there is a good set of postings about what they term a media "frenzy" about conflicts between bikes and cars. I think the word "frenzy" takes the word "war" and associated headlines and full-page pictures too much at face value. There is no frenzy.... it is very well planned.... or at least, reactionary. The initial headline that the whOregonian ran about 'CLUBBING' was an attempt to discredit cycling in Portland. The popularity of that topic caused them, as well as OPB (wisely) to continue to sell stuff.

My point here is that any buzz is good buzz. The whOregonian may have exposed itself nakedly as anti-bike culture, but that realization especially for the readers which it leads around by the nose, will quickly vanish, if anyone ever realized, down the memory hole.

3) If I were one to mince words I would say the initial article about 'CLUBBING' with a bicycle was "irresponsible". "Irresponsible" is a word that people use as a proxy for evil. Take heart conservatives, your fearless leader McBama.. Clinton ...OCain..... I mean, Bush would say that this newspaper is merely creating a discussion around the issue. However, the truth is that the Oregonian's initial article and obvious condemnation of cyclists, INCITES the car driving public to harm against cyclist. For worse (I can't bring myself to say "better") the Oregonian's level of readership gives it a status-quo or status of reliability in the mainstream community. When it essentially says that "Bikers are bad" in one article, the driving public feels sanctioned and goes out CREATES more antagonism. When it turns around and says, "but a drivers sometimes do bad stuff too", it sells more papers, but the damage is already done to the community. The is no coincidence between the level of antagonism in the community during the period of these articles by the Oregonian... the Oregonian's articles THEMSELVES are the ones that CREATE and SANCTION the antagonism.

The fact that the, essentially, third article says .. "but there really is no 'war'" could/should have very well come from a staff lawyer at the whOregonian advising them that THEY THEMSELVES MAY BE HAVE INCITED the violence and antagonism seen immediately following their first article. Creating the illusion of even handedness after the success of creating a stir.

So it is not irresponsibility which allows this series of full-page headlines and pictures, but a depraved indifference to human life. Car drivers kill bikers... bikers do not kill car drivers. To the Oregonian's editors it is just a question of who finishes the morning/afternoon commute first, to the bikers of Portland it is a question of who finishes it at all.


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Me 16.07.2008 01:40
To Be Gov
America is dead thank faaa ka

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peter chamberlin 16.07.2008 01:22
NON-VIOLENT STRUGGLE MEANS NO VIOLENCE!
This article, and the new website therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com , are my attempt to answer the anarchists among the antiwar movement. Violence is not the answer. Truth is the only answer to a dictatorship based on the "Big Lie." Seeking to establish a world of peace through violence makes as much sense as promoting virginity through acts of rape.

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i.a. 16.07.2008 01:17
A Call For Anarchist Solidarity Actions With Immigrants July 21
Take Nationally-Coordinated Action To Show Solidarity And Fight ICE on July 21st!
We have begun the attack by spraypainting an ICE van with many anti-Migra(ICE) slogans. May our spark spread into a wildfire.

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dude 15.07.2008 21:19
future shock
we can end occupation 1972 video of future shock narated by orson wells.

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Ecotopian Yeti 15.07.2008 17:39
Ancient Futures: Learning From Ladakh (now on Google videos) watch it for a Cascadian Futu
So you are sick of the Saviour Kings that cheap Soda Pop Democracy claims will save us. You know no government on the federal, state or even county or city level will save us. You know nearly seven billion people surviving on cheap oil for fertilizers, farming machines, transportation and plastics ould die off tomorrow if it all came to a head. You know your future has been mortgaged, indebted and spent by the wealthy elite. You know universal healthcare and universal higher education was a human rights issues. But you do not know what to do? Watch "Ancient Futures." Call the neighbors over for a picnic and share food. Grow food. Talk. THe only way to survive this one Girls and Boys is by creating small communities of sharing. Time for that picnic with the neighbor and to grow food on the window sill to share. Lets call it a "Cascadian Picnic" and its way overdue.

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Zagovor 15.07.2008 17:22
Sea Shepherd's call on Musashi. And a Whale poem
In their 2008/9 Antarctic Anti-Whaling quest Sea Shepherd will call on the spirit of the 17th century Japanese Warrior "Musashi". Although the correct application of "Musashi's" principles of combat in the Whaling/Anti-Whaling conflict would swing success toward Sea Shepherd it is most unlikely that the organization has the strength to do so.

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blackrose. 15.07.2008 16:07
blackrose infoshop needs volunteers!
we need volunteers!

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Laura Carlsen, Huffington Post 15.07.2008 15:44
U.S. Mercenary Company Implicated in Mexican Torture Videos
Two videos of a torture-training session with the police force of León, Guanajuato shocked the Mexican public last week and raised serious questions about human rights under the Calderon offensive against organized crime. For readers with strong stomachs, the videos can be found here.

The videos leaked by the local paper El Heraldo de León hit the media just one day after President Bush signed into law a $400 million aid package to support President Felipe Calderon's war on drugs and organized crime. The tapes show graphic images of torture techniques used on victims who city officials claim were volunteers from the police force. In one, a debilitated victim is insulted and dragged through his own vomit. In another, a victim receives shots of mineral water up the nose and has his head forced into a pit of "rats and excrement."

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DemocracyNow.org (via Ecotopian Yeti) 15.07.2008 14:34
Naomi Klein on Obama, Economic Collapse, Fuel, Food, Housing and Shock Doctrine
With Crises in Fuel, Food, Housing and Banking, What Gvt. Policies Are Being Pushed Through? Naomi Klein Reexamines "The Shock Doctrine"
As the country and the world reel from crises ranging from skyrocketing oil prices and global food shortages to housing and climate change, how best to understand the government policies being pushed through? We spend the hour with Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism. Klein also discusses Barack Obama's economic advisory team, whom she calls "Obama's Chicago Boys"; why she's suing the US government for spying on journalists like her; as well as her recent trip to China, where she says the government is building a high-tech police state with the help of US military contractors. [includes rush transcript]

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reposted by Ecotopian Yeti 15.07.2008 14:29
Public Service Announcement: Democrats Don’t Care about You!!!
DO NOT VOTE because voting in a fraudulent system only gives that fraudulent system legitamcy!

Want real change? Then built local community and push for Cascadian bioregional independence

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Ecotopian Yeti 15.07.2008 14:22
NY: 50 Percent of Sequoia Voting Machines Flawed
Oh but the Savour King Obama will save the day. What kind of democracy believes in ruling families and savour figures? Oh that is right a false democracy where the masses are herded to vote on fear and if that does nto work just steal the God Dam election.

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a patriot 15.07.2008 13:46
New Nominees
Does anyone have readily available background on these folks?

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Sierra Sherpa 15.07.2008 12:03
Wild Freudian Computer Fragmenting the Hard Drive Dream Sequence 1
Scientist are studying computers dreams. It is really intense stuff. Kind of boggling at times. Will we ever understand 1/3 of our life our are we doomed to repeat it over and over and over again... computers may help to uncode the world of dreams...

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Eco Advocate 15.07.2008 11:25
RALLY & FREE CONCERT TO STOP THE WOPR & SAVE OUR FORESTS
On Sunday, July 27, 12 noon - 5 pm at Portland's Pioneer Square (701 SW 6th Ave.) take a stand with The Pitchfork Rebellion and other forest lovers for a rally in opposition to the Bureau of Land Management's WOPR plan to increase native and old growth forest logging by 700% and a free concert in celebration of the forests that give us life.

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gwon 15.07.2008 11:23
Hooley and Blum are idiots
what a waste of effort..over lighters?

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RNC-WC 15.07.2008 09:54
RNC Welcoming Committee July Update
Our apologies to all who have been trying to keep up with our busy RNC-filled lives while we've been running behind on our newsletter. There are a lot of things that have happened already this summer and more to come. As the clock continues to tick down to September 1st, here are some items for your perusal as you carefully articulate your plans to get dangerous:

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author 15.07.2008 09:18
Italian officials convicted over G8 protest. Cops recieve sentences from 5months to 5years
An Italian court has found 15 officials guilty of mistreating and torturing protesters following violent demonstrations at G8 meeting in the city of Genoa in 2001.
A judge handed down prison sentences ranging from five months to five years to the accused - who include police, prison officials and two doctors.
Another 30 defendants were cleared of charges, including assault.

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CAUSA, Oregon Immigrant Rights Coalition 15.07.2008 05:50
Video Reveals Link between Anti-Immigrant Groups and White Supremacists
A new video released from the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals what now is an undeniable link between anti-immigrant organization and white supremacists

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Karl Homann 15.07.2008 05:06
"Ruin Your Neighbor"
System criticism is repressed in many ways. Private vice does not bring public virtue. Everyone pursuing self-interest does not usher in public welfare. Inequality, competition, growth and market fundamentalism are not panaceas or inevitabilities but false securities.

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William Hughes 15.07.2008 03:49
Is Dubya an Agent of the New World Order?
Police Line at the White House Conspiracy is as American as apple pie. Every day in America, in state and federal courts, some defendant faces charges of conspiracy. I submit that since 1891, a conspiracy has existed, forged by British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, and others, to reduce America to a vassal state of the New World Order. It is beyond cavil that the policies of Dubya (George W. Bush) have been an absolute disaster for America. Could Dubya be working for the NWO?

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Cascadia (A) 15.07.2008 02:45
A GREY COAST CLUSTER ADOPTS SECTOR 6
Last Friday, the 11th of July, anarchists and anti-authoritarians from the around the Pacific Northwest met in beautiful Tacoma, Washington with the goal of adopting one of the 7 sectors of St. Paul, Minnesota, utilizing the handy map proposed by the RNC-Welcoming Committee and many others at the pReNC 5.3, which we had originally found at:
 http://www.rncwelcomingcommittee.org/2008/05/29/3s-sector-map-of-downtown-st-paul

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pdximcradio 14.07.2008 23:17
New Content on PDX IMC Radio
A list of new content that you can stream is available in the text of the article. To get your own show o publish audio content send an e-mail to "pdx-audio(at)lists.resist.ca" with the subject line "RADIO" preferably. Check out the link to the radio page on this article.

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Repost 14.07.2008 23:10
Santa Cruz: Condo Windows Smashed
Article below:

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Valley News 14.07.2008 14:18
Silverton Policeman Gonzalez Who Kill Irish Youth Arrested for Sex Abuse
Officer Tony Gonzalez shot irish national Andrew Hanlon June 30. He was arrested over the weekend and held without bail on charges brought by a Keizer (Salem suburb) woman and her daughter, Marion County Deputy District Attorney Matt Kemmy reported.

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Johnny Wizard 14.07.2008 14:10
Two Cents from Johnny - answers to everything
The Whitehouse Doctored the NIE as a act of high treason to
CON Congress as America tricking American sons and daughters
for death in war crimes against God and Man.

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Peter Little 14.07.2008 13:31
Gun Shows and Immigration in Portland
At key points in history the state and ruling class have directly utilized the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups as an instrument of terror, yet recently it has also seen necessary to attempt to reign in these tendencies, with differing levels of success. As the white nationalist Right grew increasingly militant into the 1990s, the Clinton government launched very real attacks on the militia movement and the militant wing of the anti-abortion movement. The rise and terror of,"The Order,( http://www.freetheorder.org/)" serial killings of abortion doctors, the shoot-out at Ruby Ridge, the Oklahoma City bombing all provide evidence of the potentially insurgent capabilities of these movements, and the state's need to confront it.

This has occurred as a new, internationalist and globalized capitalism has emerged, and concurrently, the structures of white supremacy have shifted. The new, "multicultural" face of the state and official institutions under this new regimen now find tensions with an old form of white supremacy still fostered by nationalist elements. Although the leadership and core of these elements appear to be composed of a dying 'middle' class (landlords, cops, real estate agents and dentists), their pandering appeals to new fears and lingering white supremacist notions within white workers. Many of these groupings, initially supported by or even formed by agents of Capital and the US State, now find themselves in (or moving towards an increasingly) anti-government stances.

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ACLU 14.07.2008 12:22
ACLU: Terrorist Watch List His 1 Million Names
I believe there are now more people on the watchlist than are actual people who use terror as a means of social and political manipulation (fear)

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Tobias Pflüger, German Socialist Party "Die Linke" 14.07.2008 11:55
The effects of the Lisbon No on EU plans for a Constitution
Now in the aftermath of a No vote the real reasons for the so called EU treaty (which is in fact a constitution for europe) are increasingly being made public despite the difficulty in getting these topics on the agenda even now as the Irish government 'reflects'. The rejection of the treaty has caused a headache for those politicians who favour EU unification, a unified EU military and further free trade liberalization.

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DemocracyNow.org 14.07.2008 11:51
Green Party Nominates Cynthia McKinney to be President
So you do not like the corporatists running, but you would love to see a person of color or a woman be the first president. Why not both a woman and a person of color? Cynthia McKinney she is Green you know.

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The paper of the occupied Center of the Unions 14.07.2008 11:47
French sans-papiers occupation : two months !
French undocumented immigrants, workers but isolated, begun the occupation of the Center of the Unions in Paris two months ago !

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Convergence for Climate Action 14.07.2008 11:44
Australian Climate Change protestors block trains and ports
Australian coal train and world’s largest coal port peacefully blockaded. In the last few days Australia' Climate Camp was established at Newcastle,
Australia. Yesterday, people from the camp chained themselves to a
coal train, blocking access to Carrington coal terminal for most of the
day and costing the company an estimated 1.2 million US dollars.
Today, more climate camp activists are blocking work at the world's
largest coal port at Kooragang.

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love is the answer to all the questions 14.07.2008 11:38
Looking for musical groups/performers for a benefit show for Brianna Waters in Eugene
benefit for brianna waters, eugene or

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resist everywhere 14.07.2008 10:53
I-69 Protestors Shut Down Asphalt Yard Again!
Call the Gibson County Jail at 812-385-3496 to demand the release of all 15 people arrested. All are engaged in jail solidarity- refusing to give their names or to cooperate with the booking process. Call now!

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West Coat Convergence for Climate Action 14.07.2008 10:02
1000s of people take direct action against coal in Australia - blockade train, etc.!
The US version of this camp starts in 2 weeks! climateconvergence.org DAY #1:

Around 1,200 people today took direct action to stop the disastrous environmental impact of the world's biggest coal port in Newcastle. The spirited and colourful protest was made up of a diverse mix of people including families, coal workers and activists ... even some zombies were spotted. A number of people made it on to the rail line and coal transport in Newcastle was shut down for the entire day. This is a victory for everyone disappointed by the government's inaction in the face of the biggest environmental crisis we have ever seen &#8211; instead of phasing out coal, the NSW Government last year gave coal companies permission to more than double their exports from Newcastle to 211 million tonnes per year. Coal exports are Australia's biggest contribution to climate change and the greenhouse pollution from our coal exports exceeds all of our domestic pollution combined.

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Brian the Green 14.07.2008 07:41
Hip Hop Activist Rosa Clemente Accepts VP Slot to Run w/ Cynthia McKinney
Cynthia McKinney, Green Party Presidential candidate has selected Rosa Clemente to be her running mate this fall. This is a historic first for our young party as we field two women of color for the top two offices in the US for the first time. Below is Clemente's acceptance statement.

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x 14.07.2008 07:00
Major US Bank Fails/Media Blackout
Where are the headlines? Billion dollar US bank fails and no one notices?

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EcoWaste Coalition 14.07.2008 06:27
PHILIPPINES: Ban Endosulfan!
PHILIPPINES: Ban Endosulfan! Citizens Press for Total Ban on Endosulfan to Put Off "Toxic Time Bomb"

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Felix Lee 14.07.2008 05:27
"Stop the Biofuel Madness!"
The high oil price and the food crisis threaten the existence of over a hundred million people. (Walden Bello) "People in rich countries must starve so the rich can continue driving their cars." Growing plants for biofuels is a crime against humanity.

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GP-US, repost, Hammerhard MediaWorks 14.07.2008 02:00
Cynthia McKinney Wins Green Party Presidential Nomination
July 12: Cynthia McKinney won the right to be the Green Party of the United States presidential candidate in 2008 today at the GP-US Convention in Chicago.

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Gerry 13.07.2008 21:40
Is Indymedia dying?
Why are so many sites down or untended?

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Circle That @ri! 13.07.2008 19:56
Red And Black Cafe Benefit Dinner
The Red and Black is having a beer-cooler benefit dinner!

This Friday, July 25th, the Red and Black will be hosting a three course, fine dining, vegan dinner. Still on a tight budget from our move this last January, we hope to raise funds for a beer cooler, automated dish-washer, and other such exciting amenities.

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Monkey 13.07.2008 15:23
Animal liberationist Jerry Vlasik interviewed on Laura Ingraham show
Recently, Dr. Jerry Vlasik of the North American Animal Liberation Press Office (NAALPO) gave an interview with right-wing radio talk show host Laura Ingraham, about his recent comments to the Associated Press in support of illegal direct action in the campaign against UCLA vivisection.

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JAILBUSH 13.07.2008 12:25
Morgellon's Disease A Nanotech War Against US - MUST READ
Morgellon's disease, a particularly horrific condition, seems to be dormant in all of our bodies and has been identified in samples of chemical trails administered to our atmosphere via military airplanes. This has all been documented by a presidential award winning toxicologist, Hildigard Staniger.

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Lone Vet 13.07.2008 11:08
Lone Vet Reort---anniversary
How many is enough? We will continue this fight

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Food Fight Grocery 13.07.2008 11:01
Jonathan Paul Benefit Movie / "You are all diseased."
This month's benefit movie night is for Jonathan Paul. We'll be showing "Your Are All Diseased" a standup HBO special by the late great George Carlin. You may get offended, but that's OK. Sunday the 13th, 8pm. The Artistery. Be there.

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Frei Betto 13.07.2008 04:04
Spiritual Counsel
Spirituality is a new consciousness and allegiance based on interdependence, a way of resistance to militarism and greed. Resistance is part of our nature as antibodies are part of our bodies. As carrots and beans can grow together, people can coexist. Diversity is not a threat.

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jexxy 12.07.2008 20:13
Northwest Anarchist/Anti-authoritarian People Of Color Regional Gathering
Five years ago 150 Anarchist and anti-authoritarians people of color from all walks of life gathered in Detroit to begin the process of interconnecting struggle and passion towards building a new world empowered from below. Five years on, and many struggles later this movement is being rejuvenated by many old and new comrades internationally!

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By MIKE WHITNEY 12.07.2008 18:35
Worse Than McCain? - Delusions About Obama
Every four years, liberals and progressives are expected to set aside their beliefs and stand foursquare behind the Democratic Party candidate. This ritual is invariably performed in the name of party unity. It doesn't matter if the candidate is a smooth-talking politician who's willing to toss his pastor of 20 years overboard for a few awkward comments, or whether he refuses to defend basic civil liberties like the 4th amendment's right to privacy. All that matters is that there's a big "D" following his name and that he shows he's willing to engage in some meaningless verbal jousting with his Republican opponent.

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By GREGORY KAFOURY 12.07.2008 18:33
After the Obama Betrayal -Will Progressives Go Gently Into Another Political Night?
From The New York Times to The Huffington Post, from Counterpunch.org to The Nation, the outcry is the same: Obama is not the man he presented himself to be.

As he now panders to seemingly any right-wing group that can fill a room, his staff is arranging fundraisers where the cover charge is $30,000. Bob Herbert of the NYT echos the "disillusion" of "many of Obama's strongest supporters who are uneasy, upset, dismayed and even angry."

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By FRAN SHOR 12.07.2008 18:31
The Audacity of Hype - Obama and the Future of an Illusion
In the aftermath of Senator Barack Obama's capitulation to the Bush Administration's new FISA bill and in the face of continuing evidence that Obama is more of a triangulating than transformative politician, many of his "progressive" defenders are doing their own triangulating tango in order to remain loyal followers. More than mere loyal legions, a number of these progressive pundits remain active advocates for the Obama campaign. In the process, they have articulated arguments that cry out for rebuttal, especially from those of us who still have some glimmer of a hope that real, if not radical, change is possible in the near future.

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