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::::::::: the signs are in the air :::::::::
everyone ready to DUMP BU$HIT like a polished turd down the sewer?
the "polls" are UNSUBSTANTIATED LIES you know -
you know what time it is
The major issues of Peak Oil, a just foreign policy, a media that aspires to something greater than being stenographers to power, and a government accountable for its actions against its citizens transcend the coming election. On many of these issues it is pollyanna-ish to believe that our elected national leaders will even take up these issues; instead, we must educate ourselves to become a political force that cannot be ignored.
To fish or not to fish, that is the question in this soon-to-end Rovian era. Just know this: If it looks easy to catch, then there is a catch. For more details about how to spot a keeper from a cropper, read on.
Why were Iraqi elections delayed? Why was Jay Garner fired? Why are our troops still there? Investigative reporter Greg Palast uncovers new documents that answer these questions and more about the Bush administration's grand designs on Iraq. Like everything else issued during this administration, the plan to overhaul the Iraqi economy has corporate lobbyist fingerprints all over it.
Fri, 22 Oct 2004
Removal of YES ON #36 SIGNS from neighborhood lawns
New software released suggests that with light traveling in straight lines, a detonation of our Sun would stretch time and space. Just like a ripple in a pond, you cannot see over the crest of the next shockwave.It also says, this is what happened several thousand years ago.
Wed, 27 Oct 2004
Missing Ballots in Heavily Democratic Wards
Postal Experts Hunt for Missing Ballots in Florida
By Michael Christie
halloween critical mass is this friday.
"The Panama Deception" Won the Academy Award for Best Documentary. Directed by Barbara Trent of the Empowerment Project, website. http://www.empowermentproject.org/
Give that dog a treat!
There is a serious problem with Independent Media Centers (IMCs) in the open comment areas. IMCs end up publishing as much content *against* freedom, racism, sexism, classism, etc., as they do *for* those things via the open comment areas. "Trolls," or people who stalk indy media sources and writers, work hard at publishing as much hate mail in comment areas on IMCs as the individual IMC editorial groups will allow or overlook. They do not deserve to be published, plain and simple. It is time the plug was pulled on the trolls.
How many members of the Bush Administration are needed to replace a lightbulb?
El pasado viernes, más de 1500 maestros representaron una protesta militante ante la visita del Presidente Vicente Fox a Ciudad Juárez en defensa de su seguridad social. Proposiciones federales recién descubiertas buscan la privatización de la seguridad social de los empleados del estado. El intento de privatización de la seguridad social es el asalto más reciente en un esfuerzo donde desde hace tiempo el estado mejicano intenta imponer reformas neoliberales extremadamente impopulares.
Además de la privatización de del Instituto de Seguridad Social y Servicios Sociales de los Trabajadores del Estado, INSTTEE, también quieren retrasar la edad de jubilación. Un sindicato independiente de maestros, la Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE), ha prometido crear "un frente de resistencia nacional" contra las reformas propuestas. La privatización que han intentado de la seguridad social es solo el ataque más reciente, pero el estado mejicano -tanto durante el largo gobierno del Partido de la Revolución Institucional(PRI) de Salinas y Zedillo como con el actual gobierno conservador del Partido de Acción Nacional(PAN) de Vicente Fox- han intentado desde hace tiempo estas reformas neoliberales extremadamente impopulares.
meeting 5pm thurs. oct 28 last word books
gets really interesting after 1980 or so...the numbers are us patent numbers. this is just the unclassified stuff...not the scalar stuff like is installed at playas new mexico and elsewhere...
Mark Lakeman, well known for his work in City Repair, who ran for City Commissioner in the Spring primary for Randy Leonard's seat (coming in second), appeared on portland indymedia web radio today to talk about all the local initiatives appearing on the Oregon ballot this cycle. Measures 31-38 were discussed, as well as the Portland Mercury's bizarre (or was it?) endorsement of Francesconi for Mayor.
The results? The group was split on Measures 31-33, but agreed on the following: Yes on 34, No on 35, No on 36, a HUGE No on 37, and No on 38. For Mayor, Potter, and for City Commissioner, Sam Adams.
You can listen to an archive of the show here.
ELP has been told that American Eco/Peace activist, Helen Woodson, has admitted her latest series of actions (destruction of Government property) by pouring a tin of red paint over the security desk of a federal court, and making threatening communications. Helen is looking at a probable 5-year sentence.
I just got a flyer in the mail from the Defense of Marriage Coalition. It is full of outrageous lies, a grammar error (I guess the teachers didn't actually write it) and a prophetic misspelling (See quote by Clark Brody)
Measure 36 would do none of the things alleged in this propaganda. It would only enshrine discrimination in the Oregon Constitution.
Gordon Smith's quote about "natural rearing and nurturing of children... under the most ideal circumstances" makes me wonder is he next going to ban fertility treatments and divorce?
Stern made a surprise call to KGO-AM radio in San Francisco while Michael Powell was a studio guest Tuesday.
"How did you get your job?" Stern asked. "It is apparent to most of us in broadcasting that your father got you your job, and you kind of sit there and you're the judge, you're the arbiter, you're the one who tells us what we can and can't say on the air."
Stern added, "I really don't even think you're qualified to be the head of the commission."
Before you vote for Kerry, read this part of a great interview with Jeffrey St Clair.
for the rest of the interview
In today's broadcast of "Free Speech Radio", I heard commentary quoting the newspaper "Indian Country Today" in a way that appeared to make it sound as if this assimilationist newspaper is an authoritative, unbiased source in Indian country. Critical thinkers would do well to investigate the actual truth that this newspaper, led by editor Tim Giago, may as well have an open alliance with federal mandates to suppress, quell and silence traditional voices. Autonomous (non-ideological) Natives/Indians expose the games of assimilationist-seeking "Indian Country Today" (note: even Leftism is assimilationist when you want liberation from an *entire* value system!)
The War President must KILL FOR SUPPORT as POLLS SHOW NECK and NECK competition. Get Your "Head Coffins" ready for US troops...I'd say
Bush caters to fear and patriotism(insanity)as military contends with occupational realities.
A list of new content that you can stream is available in the text of the article. To get your own show or publish audio content send an e-mail to "pdx-audio(~at)lists.resist.ca" with the subject line "PDXRADIO" preferably. Check out the link to the radio page on this article.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 27, 2004--Mental-health experts around the country should be on the lookout for signs of depression, anger and despair next week when the Presidential election results are tallied and the losing candidate's supporters face the grim reality that their man lost, according to psychologist Robert R. Butterworth, Ph.D.
Please, please get Bush out of the presidency...
Chris Runyard is an excellent candidate for the at-large East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District. For those who have not yet voted, please consider Chris as your choice. For those who have voted, please share this info with your friends who have not. The following are responses which Chris gave to a questionnaire sent to him by a local activist named Richard Ellmeyer (the other candidate apparently declined to respond).
The Seattle police department has suspended use of pepper-spray pellet guns blamed for the death of a 21-year-old college student who was shot by police trying to break up a rowdy crowd of Red Sox fans last week...
Mac William Stuart, a convicted felon and fired employee of the voter-registration group ACORN, gave the forms to attorney Stuart Rosenfeldt. The deadline to register to vote in the general election was Oct. 4 in Florida.
Over the past decade, the campaign to stop the bloody fur trade has been enormously successful. The habit of wearing fur has been exposed and stigmatized as blatant animal cruelty. But despite our gains, we are now at a critical juncture. Young celebrities and designers are flaunting animal skins as coats and trim once again, and the public is being swayed.
More than ever before, we need to join together to speak out for the 40 million animals who are trapped, imprisoned, gassed, strangled and anally electrocuted by the fur trade!
This is a funny, educational video. Watch this for 2 minutes than go vote Green!
As the crop season ends in the month of October following natural signals, plague locusts abandon the summer farming areas of the Sahel and migrate to the North Coast of Africa to over winter. Following an age old pattern they will migrate south again next spring in even greater numbers, and could migrate as far east as Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan.
Call to assemble Pioneer Square November 3rd at 5 o'clock! Neither Kerry nor Bush will fix the deep-rooted problems we face. Our best hope for peace and justice lies in building politically independent movements to demand real change. On November 3rd join us in the streets to let our government know that we're still here and that they need to deal with us. Bring yourself, your friends, banners, and your passion for a better world!
In the spirit of the day of the dead
I call upon my ancestors
to stand with us
to create a new world
no more empire building
no more death squads
no more war
I would like to request that IMCs talk about this option. What if we set it up so the author of the article could *choose* to have an OPEN OR CLOSED comment area? The *author's choice*, not the IMC editorial's choice...
DALLAS (CBS.MW) - ConocoPhillips reported a 54 percent increase in third-quarter profit Wednesday as income from exploration and production operations grew substantially on the back of higher crude oil prices.
no matter what!!!
A Florida motorist was arrested Wednesday on charges of trying to run down U.S. Rep. Katherine Harris at an intersection where the controversial former state elections chief was campaigning for re-election to Congress.
No one was hurt. Witnesses noted the car's license tag number and police tracked the owner, Barry Seltzer, 46, of Sarasota, who was jailed early Wednesday on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He said he was annoyed because some of Harris' supporters were blocking traffic, the arrest report said.
"I was exercising my political expression," it quoted him as saying. "I did not run them down, I scared them a little."
I see that Code Pink is planning something for Nov. 3, but the flyer is etremely vague--is anyone else planning anything for Portland?
. . . particularly winter clothes
how to help turn out progressive votes in your community
Surfers outside the US have been unable to visit the official re-election site of President George W Bush.
In the last week before the election, ABCNEWS is holding a videotaped message from a purported al Qaeda terrorist warning of a new attack on America, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
If Measure 36 passes in Oregon, "Thank-you for Measure 36" can be mounted as a vertical stripe along the left side.
The war might be shortened with a "changing of the guard" on election day.
alleged courthouse bomber wins free speech case
Voting is indeed a tactic. As revolutionaries though we must have strategy towards those ends, our tactics being tools towards that strategy. There are different strategies, different tactics. Respect that.
hard up rap on the two candidates...gve this a spin..
There is a facilitation device that someone has dreamed up to help qualm consciences of Naderites who dont want to contribute to swing states going for Bush - votepair.org
Get the word out!
Just listened to KBOO morning show: Barbara Bernstein interviewing awesome guests... 93,000 Multnomah county voters had their registrations thrown out for irregularities. Republicans sent letter to say they will enforce closeure of polls at 8:00 PM on election day
Oregon Senate debate to be live on C-SPAN tomorrow.
Iraqi oil is lost to the world market. Instead of the rosy progress of the neoconservatives who wanted to turn Iraq into America's private gas station, the opposite is happening..The whole world has to pay for the disappeared oil on account of the US crimes against the Iraqi people.
they even got front-page mention from the Boregonian, with a photo (unfortunately not visible in immed.-below URL linked article, but in print paper itself) of GOP "volunteer" echelons lording over the ballot registrants at the Washington County elections office:
link to www.oregonlive.com
HOW THE FUCK DOES THE GOD-DAMNED GOP SUDDENLY TAKE CREDIT FOR 'safeguarding' ELECTIONS (WITH HELP FROM CORPORATE MEDIA)?
Eminem's new video to his song 'Mosh' sees him join the black bloc and storm some grand building. Once inside, however, the bloc forms an orderly queue to register to vote!
This Last Thursday before Halloween ... this Last Thursday before the election, don't lose hope or fear. THE KNOW presents art from the protests at the NYC GOP convention. Show opens at 5 pm. Presentation begins at 8 pm. this October 28th at THE KNOW - 2026 ne Alberta. Just two blocks east at the Alberta Street Arts Pavillion there will be a separate anti-war art show.
Bush is a Coward. Pass it on.