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Dan Roberts 06.12.2018 17:01
The Shortwave Report 12/07/18 Listen Globally!
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. Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

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eLBe 05.12.2018 10:09
How To Change Riseup Quota Settings?
Until recently it was possible to change the amount of email storage space allocated by an user account through the account management interface  https://account.riseup.net as described at  https://riseup.net/en/quota. With an increase in capacity, that configuration item went missing, with no explanation in sight.

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_ 04.12.2018 20:07
U.S. Government Which Perpetrated 9/11 Takes Day Off Honoring Iran–Contra Architect
Wednesday December 5th is a designated holiday for the U.S. government and its employees.

( closely to be followed, natch by another national Day of Remembrance on Friday 12/7, that of casus belli Pearl Harbor... )

Post office won't deliver mail, federal employees get an 'excused' (on —>your/American taxpayer dime of course) day off.

So this December, Americans: never forget that Your Government wants *you* to remember the real president of the United States from 1980-88 (hint - no it wasn't Ronald Reagan), director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 1975-76, architect of the Bay of Pigs, Iran-Contra, October Surprise and alleged to have had a hand in JFK's assassination itself, George Herbert Walker Bush, was a 'great man' to be fondly remembered and honorably missed.

The Mafia, CIA & George Bush  http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2018/12/436919.shtml#454966

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class war soldier. 03.12.2018 21:04
France yellow vest revolution.
Lets start talking about it.

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Mr Read 03.12.2018 10:04
People's Police Report #75 Newsletter is now Online
Over the course of several weeks, a few members of PCW have been
converting the text and graphics from our 25th anniversary newsletter
People's Police Report #75 from print format to web-friendly. The whole
newsletter is now available with graphics at:

 http://www.portlandcopwatch.org/PPR75/PPR75dex.HTML

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Rainer Mausfeld 03.12.2018 03:34
"We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment"
Political struggle always means the struggle over the definitional power and appropriation of the world. For decades, neoliberalism has carried out a redistribution project against the majority of the population. This neoliberal project is only possible when the democratic substance is dismantled or neutralized. More and more people recognize the rupture between ideology and reality.
"The people are threatening for the rulers when they are without fear" (Tacitus)

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Ariel Natan Pasko 02.12.2018 12:56
F*** The Jews, and Where was George H.W. Bush?
Looks at the Bush family/Nazi, Anti-Jew, anti-Israel connections

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rAT 02.12.2018 12:33
George H. W. Bush - Good Riddance
It's Him I hate to pee on anyone's parade, but this is too damn much!

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Black Agenda Report 01.12.2018 03:01
Russiagate Is "The Big Lie"
Black Agenda Radio, Week of November 25, 2018

Nellie Bailey and Glen Ford

27 Nov 2018

Black Agenda Radio - Russiagate is "The Big Lie"

 http://blackagendareport.com/black-agenda-radio-week-november-25-2018

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Dan Roberts 29.11.2018 16:37
The Shortwave Report 11/30/18 Listen Globally!
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. Spanish National Radio, Sputnik Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK World Radio Japan, and Radio Deutsche-Welle

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Rebecca Jennings and Jeremiah Moss 28.11.2018 07:36
The Death of Small Businesses in Big Cities, Explained
Not even shopping locally can save your favorite mom-and-pop — the problem is much, much bigger than that.
The legendary punk record store Bleecker Bob's in 2008. The store closed in 2013 due to high rents and was replaced by a frozen yogurt chain.

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Listening Larry 26.11.2018 11:30
Supreme Court Papers: Portland's retaliatory arrest culture
Portland's retaliatory arrest culture in this amicus brief---case heard at SCOTUS today 11/26/18

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Ben Waiting 26.11.2018 10:50
Humboldt County Tree Sitters Protest Sierra Pacific Industries Clearcut Logging: Nov 2018
At least a dozen Humboldt County forest defenders hiked in to a Sierra Pacific Industries logging operation in the Mattole area, occupying the site, sending the log trucks coming in back out of the forest, effectively shutting it down. The activists were at the same area where a treesitter has been up since last week.

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Chloé Farand 24.11.2018 21:00
Extinction Rebellion: From the UK to Ghana and the US, Climate Activists Take Civil Disobe
The Extinction Rebellion campaign, which begun in the UK, has now spread here to America and has garnered support among young activists concerned about their future. A brilliant mix of direct action, marches, and social media organising, it has managed to bridge the gap between anarchists and street activists with elected officials (including Bernie Sanders and Caroline Lucas in the UK)

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Ben Waiting 24.11.2018 19:57
11-25-18 @ 1 PM - PDX Support for Hondurans fleeing US-made hell
Portland Solidarity Rally
1 PM @Waterfront Battleship Memorial

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gc 24.11.2018 01:46
Parliament — "Antisocial Media" (by George Clinton from 2018 album, 'Medicaid Fraud Dogg')
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YFTBu63QWjk

Antisocial media is a sickness, I can't cope
My Twitter finger is itching like I'm on dope
So I'm scratching at an itch out of reach
Bloggers are bitching, so I tweet
And my Twitter thing is twitching
Still scratching at the itch out of reach

Look, no speech impediment in my Twitter finger
I tweet and retweet those characters of anger
Reply and I block it
With smiling faces that erases the places on Facebook
I clock it like Flavor Flav in a fit of rage
Email and post it, and then delete it
(Social media ain't shit)
Complained that social media ain't social at all
But then you turn on and boot up and log in again

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Eric Zuesse 23.11.2018 15:37
The World Order That's Now Emerging
19.11.2018 | SECURITY / WAR AND CONFLICT

The Post-World-War-II world order was dominated by the one WWII major combatant that had only 0.32% of its population (the lowest percentage) killed by the war: the United States. The Soviet Union's comparable number killed by the war  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II_casualties was the highest — it was 13.7% — 42.8 times higher than America's. The US was the main force that defeated Japan and so won WWII in Asia. The USSR, however, was the main force that defeated Germany and so won WWII in Europe. The USSR suffered vastly more than did the US to achieve its victory. In addition to suffering 42.8 times the number of war-deaths than did US, the USSR's financial expenditures invested in the conflict, as calculated by Jan Ludvik, were 4.8 times higher than were America's financial expenditures on the war.

Thus, at the war's end, the Soviet Union was exhausted and in a much weaker condition than it had been before the war. By contrast, the US, having had none of the war's battles occurring on its territory, was (by comparison) barely even scratched by the war, and it was thus clearly and overwhelmingly the new and dominant world-power emerging from the war.

That was the actual situation in 1945.

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James Petras 23.11.2018 00:27
President Trump's Presidency: Results and Perspectives
November 20th, 2018

We need an objective evaluation of the President's foreign and domestic polices - the means, the goals, their results and consequences. The Trump performance requires we discuss the style and substance of foreign and domestic policies.

We will ignore the fly swatting by Trump critics who ply peripheral issues - the state investigation of the fading Russian conspiracy tales — and focus on strategic issues that purport to transform global economic, political and social relations.

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Dan Roberts 22.11.2018 23:46
The Shortwave Report 11/23/18 Listen Globally!
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, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio.

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Blooming Barricade 21.11.2018 23:27
Crackdown on Alternative Media Rooted In Fear of Global Social Movements
Andre Weisburd and Clint Watts- the former an old foe of the IMC community, are driving the purge against fake news and accounts out of a background hostile to the global left. Link to Orbis article cited: https://www.fpri.org/article/2010/01/purifying-world-new-radical-ideology-stands/

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Barricade in Bloom 21.11.2018 23:11
Attacks on Left Media By Social Media Platforms Rooted In Fears of Global Social Movements
The current efforts to derank and marginalise leftist media pages and social media accounts is justified under the pretext of Russia but those behind it have different aims

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Peter Koenig 21.11.2018 23:02
Israel to Police European Coastlines: Protecting the Continent from Refugees?
The Israeli government acts to square the circle between neoliberal and ethnonationalist fascism with a corporate-globalised crackdown on refugee boats. This announcement came just days before the attack on the Aquarius

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. 21.11.2018 18:00
Happy Thanksgiving
Reader 20.11.2018 14:08
5 Republican Private Citizens Became Presidents Through Treason
The political party of the war profiteering plutocracy deals the tricks of the night.

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Robert Ogman and Hans-Jurgen Urban 20.11.2018 03:55
Socialism in American English
The attacks of Republicans on the existing welfare system are driving the US population to the left. Proposals of a universal health care enjoy the support of around 70% of US citizens including the majority of Americans voting Republican. Attempts of Republicans to represent all welfare state proposals as Maoist, Stalinist or Venezuelan nightmares are losing more and more credibility. Teacher strikes in West Virginia, Oklahoma, Arizona, and Colorado demand a political change.

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Tree Rights 19.11.2018 22:23
15 Reasons Those With Holiday Trees Should Make Them Permanent Ones, Not Axed Dead Trees
If the White House had chosen to give an example to all the administration could have chosen a nonviolent artificial tree rather than an axed 19.5 ft tree whose animal inhabitants were evicted without notice.

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Veritas 19.11.2018 19:16
Oprah Please Stop Selling Dead Animal Pieces
Oprah Please Stop Advertising Meat & Dairy Meat, mammal and bird flesh, comes from the hideous suffering of animals who were murdered. It is the least efficient of all foods, yielding 100 to 1000 pounds of food per acre in comparison to the most efficient, tree products, which when allowed to live to an old age, yield 2 tons or more of food or 450,000 lbs per acre. Meateaters contract cancers, heart attacks, strokes, Alzheimer's, food poisoning, kidney disease. Cattle ranches hasten climate extremes of drought, fire, baking summers and freezing winters.

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blues 19.11.2018 03:15
Special Counsel Mueller Is Just Another Fascist
The western media outlets announce Trumps approval rating yo be around 41%, and Putin to be rated at (perhaps) 48% currently. So what is so bad about Putin?

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Flying Focus Video supporter 18.11.2018 18:03
VIDEO: Twenty-Fifth Busiversary (2015-16) (part 1)
As part of our 25th anniversary celebration, Flying Focus created the two-part "Twenty-Fifth Busiversary." The first part opens with a 6.5 minute look at our first 24 years, featuring clips of some 50 shows. Then Flying Focus volunteers come out from behind the cameras to look at the 2015/2016 season of "video as a tool for social change." Four producers and an interviewer talk about the 14 shows produced by Flying Focus for the weekly "Video Bus" between November 2015 and October 2016.

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Joe Anybody 18.11.2018 14:55
Video: Armistice Day 2018 - 11 AM in Portland Oregon
Around a couple dozen people met at 11 AM on Nov 11th in Directors park to recognize the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day at 11:11 AM.

[Armistice Day is commemorated every year on 11 November to mark the armistice signed between the Allies of World War I and Germany at Compiègne, France at 5:45 am, for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I, which took effect at eleven o'clock in the morning—the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918]

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FN 17.11.2018 11:46
USDA Withholds Names Of Turkey Companies Spreading Salmonella
update on the turkey salmonella outbreak which has spread to 35 states as of November

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Ariel Natan Pasko 17.11.2018 10:10
Hebron, Ben-Gurion, and UNESCO
Reviews Ben-Gurion's attitude about rebuilding Hebron and toward the UN.
Then calls on the Israeli government to withdraw as planned from UNESCO.

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Joe Anybody 17.11.2018 09:33
VIDEO: 11 10 18 copwatching - handcuffed homeless man and a security guard
I arrived on 10th and Yamhill to see a man sitting in the middle of the sidewalk in handcuffs. His personal belongs were in a cart that was tipped over and scattered around. The police were on the scene talking to him and to a "Private Security Guard". The police took off the cuffs and helped the man pick his belongs up.

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anonymous 17.11.2018 06:00
What Can Destroy Enclosure?
The entire world now lives in a totalitarian capitalist police state. This system is more generally called Enclosure. It is far more repressive than life under feudalism was and ever could have been. What could possibly bring about the end of this epoch of human slavery and elite rule?

The answer and the power may well be within our reach, closer than it's ever been in human history; and it will not require violence or uncommon bravery on anyone's part. Let me explain...

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|| 15.11.2018 21:51
The Israel Lobby In The U.S. — Investigative Documentary
Episode 1 of 4 The Covert War  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CNspeQYplk
Episode 2 of 4 Managing Elites  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0n_Dke18Co
Episode 3 of 4 The Witch Hunt  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4gh2IRjKwU
Episode 4 of 4 Marketing Occupation  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtcNfD6SwC4


Censored Al Jazeera documentary exposing the Israel lobby in the United States. The documentary was never broadcast by Al Jazeera due to pressure from some Jewish groups and individuals. It was eventually leaked to a few groups, which posted some short clips. On November 2nd 2018 the first two parts finally became available to the public. Then, on November 6th, parts 3 and 4 were finally released.

Undercover reporter Tony Kleinfeld obtained exclusive interviews with persons in the organizations and groups that put forth a pro-Israel message (in U.S. federal and state governments, on college campuses and via mass media), conduct surveillance and intimidation, and obtain financial and political support for the government of Israel from American citizens and politicians.

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Jon Swaine and Stephanie Kirchgaessner 15.11.2018 21:38
Julian Assange Charged In Secret, Mistake On US Court Filing Suggests
Julian Assange, a major target of the investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 US election, has been criminally charged in secret, an apparent mistake in a court filing has indicated.

The court filing, submitted by US authorities in an unrelated case, mentioned the existence of criminal charges against someone named "Assange" even though that was not the name of the defendant.

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Melissa Luck 15.11.2018 17:05
Police Chief In Eastern Washington Says His Officers Won't Enforce New Gun Laws (I-1639)
The police chief in Republic, Washington said on social media that he won't allow his department to enforce the regulations passed by voters under Initiative 1639, saying the new gun laws violate the 2nd amendment.

Initiative 1639 passed with a statewide approval of nearly 60 percent of the vote. In Ferry County, where Republic is located, 73 percent of voters said no to the measure, which was 2,542 votes against.

Initiative 1639 makes Washington's gun laws some of the most strict in the nation. It raises the age limit for some gun purchases; it has a safe storage provision that can lead to criminal charges if gun owners allow someone not authorized to access a gun displays it or uses it to commit a crime; and puts an enhanced background check and waiting period in place for people who want to buy a semi-automatic rifle.

On a Facebook page called "Republic Police WA", Chief Loren Culp wrote "The second amendment says the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. As long as I am Chief of Police, no Republic Police Officer will infringe on citizens right to keep and Bear Arms, PERIOD!"

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Dan Roberts 15.11.2018 16:20
The Shortwave Report 11/16/18 Listen Globally!
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, Sputnik Radio, and Spanish National Radio.

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Stop Kemp 13.11.2018 12:29
Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secy Of State In US, Has Crowned Himself King
Kemp cut 1.4 million voters from rolls, used police intimidation of voters and vote registration workers, sued a woman for helping her blind father to vote, was court ordered to count the provisional ballots he locked out, refused to honor Democrat black and nonblock requests for absentee ballots, has not counted absentee ballots delayed in the mail by tornadoes, has not counted military ballots, has eliminated tens of thousands of Democrat votes based on fraudulent handwriting analysis, decimated # of voting machines in black areas, refused to recuse himself from being both umpire and player in the election he has tried to fix.

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Kurt brown aka saintrambone 13.11.2018 03:19
Covert stun inject erase memory waging in US banking oversight
A Loomis robbery from 1999 Sacramento is the only proof. My memory as a fdic bank examiner was out for 18 years. A murder attempt upon me and rape and murder of others covered up. We need new high tech physics weapons. Beware of all contact with the fallen USA government

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Erin Durkin 10.11.2018 21:55
More Americans Are Killed By Overdoses Than Guns Or Cars
Drug overdoses killed more than 72,000 people in the United States last year - a new record driven by the deadly opioid epidemic, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control.

72,287 people died from overdoses in 2017, an increase of about 10% from the year before.

A majority of the deaths - nearly 49,000 - was caused by opioids, according to the CDC's new data. And the biggest driver was the dangerous synthetic opioid fentanyl, which killed more than 29,000 people, followed by heroin and other drugs.

The rising overdose numbers make the drug epidemic more deadly than gun violence, car crashes or Aids, which have never killed as many people in a single year. It represents nearly 200 people dying from overdoses every day in 2017.

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thecorbettreport 10.11.2018 15:15
9/11 War Games
 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3noExmsCRyg

Little did we know at the time, 9/11 was not a normal day of blue sky aviation. On the contrary, it was one of the busiest days in the history of American aviation, a dense forest of live fly exercises, drills, simulations, fake radar injects and utter confusion. And that was before the attacks even began.

This is the story of 9/11 that you didn't watch unfold on your TV that fateful day in 2001. This is the story of the 9/11 War Games.

Transcript with resources -  http://www.corbettreport.com/911wargames/

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Ben Fountain 10.11.2018 14:24
Video: Beautiful Country Burn Again, 39 min
October 13, 2018
Beautiful Country Burn Again

Ben Fountain recounts the 2016 election and explores where he thinks the country is headed today.

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Jim Lockhart 09.11.2018 09:52
Protect Mueller: No One Is Above the Law
Rally in Eugene Oregon in response to Trump appointing Matt Whitaker as US Attorney General after forcing Jeff Sessions to resign the day after Republicans were defeated in a Democrat ripple which took back the House and elected several governors throughout the Country.

 https://youtu.be/r7awtB1aFQY

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reposting: Portland Copwatch 08.11.2018 19:40
END COOPERATION WITH THE FBI'S TERRORISM TASK FORCE
To Mayor Ted Wheeler, Commissioners Eudaly, Fish, Fritz and Saltzman,
and Commissioner-elect Hardesty:

One year ago, November 8, 2017, a number of organizations presented
before City Council with a letter urging Portland to once again withdraw
its officers from the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

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Dan Roberts 08.11.2018 16:57
The Shortwave Report 11/09/18 Listen Globally!
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, Radio Havana Cuba, and Sputnik Radio.

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Impeach Trump And His Nominees 08.11.2018 07:45
Trump -GOP Vote Fraud Machine Reached A New Level In Midterms
ACLU, NAACP, Common Cause coalition finds racist Secretary of State, Georgia Republican Brian Kemp simply ignored the requests for absentee ballots of thousands of black
Georgians besides a planned criminal shortage of voting machines in black voting districts, the use of police
to intimidate voters, the removal of 1.4 million voters from rolls since 2012 etc

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reposting Open Letter 07.11.2018 09:31
Open Letter: Regarding the Mayor's Veterans Day Proclamation
Open Letter I sent to Portland Oregon Mayor Ted Wheeler and City Commissioners

Regarding the Mayor's Veterans Day Proclamation which I believe his Proclamation is to be presented this Wednesday at the City Council Meeting

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_ 06.11.2018 21:49
MSNBC "Mistakenly" Broadcasts Florida Governor Vote Total / Gillum Victory, 24 Hours Prior
U.S. corporate mass media shenanigans matrix glitch #1984:

An embarrassed 'All In' host Chris Hayes told viewers about a "quick clarification" (after the graphic appeared on MSNBC's broadcast screens), "Just want to say, earlier this hour, uh, we showed a graphic of the Florida gubernatorial race. May have caught your eye because our system had inadvertently populated some test numbers. Obviously, we do not yet have any vote totals here, the night before the election. That was a misfire. Don't worry. I was pretty confused when I saw it up there, to see it myself."

Yeah. Hayes was "pretty confused" to see it up there. Uh huh.

as Gil Scott-Heron wrote and sang, the revolution will not be televised...

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reposting: Portland Copwatch 06.11.2018 19:57
PORTLAND COPWATCH COMMENTS on Mayor's protest ordinance (Agenda item 1160)
Peace and Justice Works and its project group Portland Copwatch oppose
the ordinance being considered to curb protesting in Portland. While the
stated goal is to stop people from engaging in street brawls, the gist
of the proposal is that the Mayor gets to decide who protests and
where, and if you don't do what he says, you can be fined $500
and/or spend 6 months in jail.

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Anon 06.11.2018 11:43
Guaranteed Income for Persons of Color
Has the time come for government sponsored monthly income for non-white persons in Portland?

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Ariel Natan Pasko 06.11.2018 11:39
Israel Quit UNESCO, Um-Shmum, Make Ben-Gurion Proud!
Reviews Hebron, UNESCO, Jewish Rights to the Land of Israel

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Rudolf Hickel and Lukas Hermsmeier 05.11.2018 03:24
Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices
Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should, serve the public interest, reduce poverty, shrivel the financial sector and expand the public sector. Instead, private or special interests are in the driver's seat. Trumnponomics is a disaster that is more like a sleight of hand. $8 trillion was given to the super-rich. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack.

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Abolition 05.11.2018 02:21
8 GOP Candidates For Governor Want Executions To Continue In Their States
As 42 states have refused to execute in 2018, the 8 Republican candidates in the execution states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas are all either current executioners, execution facilitaters or supporters
Several executioners or execution facilitaters & supporters are running for governor. They are all Republican: Ivey AL, DeSantis FL, Kemp GA, Ricketts NB, DeWine OH, Noem SD, Lee TN, Abbott TX.

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Max Parry 04.11.2018 21:24
Fact-Checking The Establishment's "Fact-Checkers": The "Fake News" Story Is Fake News
For the U.S. political establishment, there is only one acceptable worldview. The terrifying significance of Trump's victory is that the propaganda arm of mainstream media is irrelevant and the American political system is collapsing. Clinton's defeat was the culmination of a steady, inevitable process as evening news audiences have been shrinking while print media has approached obsolescence. More people are also turning to alternative news and information sources. "Fake news"'s introduction into the political lexicon is a deliberate and desperate establishment attempt to maintain its grip on the flow of knowledge.

Mass media not only provides the public with what comic George Carlin called an 'illusion of choice' but also acts as a dictation machine for the military-industrial complex. "Fake news" was inserted into the mass political consciousness by leading U.S. spy agencies, who clearly favored a Clinton victory, to stoke fears of 'domestic disinformation' spread by the Russian government on social networks. As in the lead-up to the Iraq War, news outlets have simply repeated — instead of scrutinizing — unproven intelligence community claims that Moscow manipulated voters by spreading 'disinformation' to influence the election. The expression's meaning has been redefined to discredit any political viewpoint challenging the status quo (in a modern resurrection of the CIA's Operation Mockingbird Cold War influence campaign).

Trump's opponent, Hillary Clinton, was equally responsible for the idiom's usage and weaponized it in the same manner — not to identify actual disinformation, but to denote any claims which tarnished her image. Clinton dismissed the significance of WikiLeaks' release of her Goldman Sachs speech transcripts and leaked emails which exposed her conspiring with the DNC for the party's nomination against her primary opponent, Bernie Sanders (simultaneously, Clinton and U.S. corporate media never disputed the leak origins and authenticity).

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Bill Martin 04.11.2018 20:02
The Blasey Ford Episode: State Feminism, The Worthless "Left," And Liberal Delusions
The Christine Blasey Ford episode, especially her testimony to Congress, was a stunt by the Democratic Party, pure and simple. Here's a little test for what world one is in. Is there anyone who honestly believes that Hillary Clinton was speaking the truth when she said she was shocked and disappointed upon hearing the revelations about Harvey Weinstein?

Should anyone this gullible really be trusted to be able to speak on any matter of importance? But, you see, this isn't about truth, it's about power, and it's about interests and what team seems to work better for one's interests.

Blaming the messenger, using Identity Politics as the basis for doing no more in a disagreement than name-calling, and blaming working people, or "rural" people, "because they're stupid," etc., is just a way of going deeper into delusion. And let us note that the majority of people blamed are women. That's the thing, "believe women" seems to work with the proviso, "except those women," who turn out to be the majority.

The Blasey Ford episode tracks very well with the way that Title IX operates in universities: believe women, don't believe men, and the accusation is the "evidence." In effect, martial law needs to be declared on boys and men because circumstances between women and men are so dire [according to the sabotage-Kavanaugh narrative].

The Democratic Party's stunt has nothing to do with the foregoing, absolutely nothing. The Democratic Party's commitment to Identity Politics is not a commitment to the real issues and questions that are the basis for Identity Politics, it is a commitment to marshalling people's energy around these issues and questions to the imperatives of finance capital globalism and American imperialism. It's not an accident that the heroes of this Democratic Party/Identity Politics "feminism," such as Hillary Clinton and Rachel Maddow, are so open and bloodthirsty about their militarism.

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David Rosen 04.11.2018 19:48
What Is To Be Done? Looking Past Trump's Tyranny
Unfortunately, elections - especially this coming one - are but a short-term tactic to address a long-term strategic challenge, the lives of ordinary Americans faced by globalizing capitalism. The scope of how capitalist interests exercise power over the global economy is illuminated by Peter Phillips's recent book, Giants: The Global Power Elite. It's a scary book to read because it makes one realize just how powerless one really is.

Terms like the "1 percent" and "ruling class" are increasingly being used to explain the growing inequality defining American society. Phillips, a professor of political sociology at Sonoma State University, details exactly who - to revise the legendary sociologist's C. Wright Mills' phrase - the new "power elite" is and, more importantly, how they collude to ensure control over the global capitalist marketplace.

He aggregates the global power elite into four sectors: (i) "managers" are the financiers who oversee global capitalism; (ii) "facilitators" include bureaucrats and policy planners who oversee the global capitalist marketplace; (iii) protectors include what Phillips calls "the US/NATO military empire" (including the CIA) as well as for-profit military companies like the former Blackwater; and (iv) "ideologists" who, as the author notes, includes "nearly all content inside the global corporate media system that is pre-packaged, managed news, opinion, and entertainment."

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Hugh Iglarsh 04.11.2018 19:37
Barack Obama's Great Tower of Nothing: Gentrification on a Presidential Level
November 2, 2018

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In Chicago, a low but persistent rumbling is heard these days, especially on the South Side. It is Frederick Law Olmsted, America's greatest landscape architect and the planner of what would become the city's Jackson Park, turning in his grave and muttering Victorian imprecations against Barack Obama and his eponymous foundation.

Why? Before we get to that, let's see what Olmsted wrote back in 1871 (the year of the Great Chicago Fire), when Hyde Park, Woodlawn, South Shore and other southern lakefront precincts - what would now be classified as inner-city neighborhoods - were still remote, barely settled suburbs of a fast-growing city:

There is but one object of scenery near Chicago of special grandeur or sublimity, and that, the lake, can be made by artificial means no more grand or sublime. By no practical elevation of artificial hills, that is to say, would the impression of the observer in overlooking it be made more profound. The lake may, indeed, be accepted as fully compensating for the absence of sublime or picturesque elevations of land.

There are three elements of scenery however, which must be regarded as indispensable to a fine park to be formed on your site, the first being turf, the second foliage, the third still water. For each of these you are bound, at the outset, to make the best of your opportunities, because if you do not, posterity will be likely to lay waste to what you have done, in order to prepare something better.

Prophetic words. The Obama Foundation, together with city government and the University of Chicago, is now indeed laying waste to one of Olmsted's major urban landscaping accomplishments, and not in order to replace it with something better.

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i media share 03.11.2018 23:23
Some words to read about corporate-owned censorship
Dear Twitter Censorship Committee

Please be aware that this letter is not "private" - think of it as an open letter that is going to be shared with the public and the press.

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Jim Lockhart 01.11.2018 20:10
[Video] Youth Climate Lawsuit Rally
Rally in Eugene to support the 21 young plaintiffs, ages 11-22, who are suing the U.S. over government failure to address the issue of climate change.


 https://youtu.be/shE60j9b36k

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