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Mike D (Michael McMullin) was arrested on Friday, Oct. 7 in downtown Portland and remains in custody. He is a local activist and among a group of people who were protesting against J. Crew for selling clothes with fox fur on that day.
Call for a candlelight vigil when Oregonian announces that 2000 Americans have died in Iraq.
Students for Unity will host a screening of the film "Wake Up Walmart" by Robert Greenwald and Brave New Films. To be shown at Portland State University on November 16th.
Can someone post all of the times and locations of Food Not Bombs. I hear there are a few in diffrent locations on diffrent days.
Progressive mayor falls flat
Looking for info regarding Wed OCT 12 police shooting.
faith never again
You too, and friends, can learn to do this and see Alternatives put into Action!!
Ads have always been around, on TV, radio, ect.,but we have always been able to ignore them. Until now.
"There are so many problems in Iraq now, so many crimes committed daily, where innocent people are killed, arrested, tortured. Why is it so important to neglect all these crimes and be busy with the constitution?" The Brussels Tribunal decries US "legal nihilism".
The full version of the video runs just over five minutes
Vancouver's film nite was Wednesday.
Drought, forest fires, and disappearing rivers plague the Amazon this year.
The US violates human rights in the name of human rights..The Occident conquered, colonized and carried out a never-seen genocide.. With the mechanism of globalized casino capitalism, we kill as many people every year as the victims in the whole 2nd World War, 40 million.
Interview with novelist and popular science writer Rudy Rucker.
Prescott Bush left America a legacy we could do without...read on...
Root & Brown, Seagrams & CIA front Permindex linked to Claw Shaw & George H.W.Bush through the Dallas petroleum club and the Trade Mart where Kennedy was to give a luncheon speech on November 22nd, 1963.
The Former President of Indonesia directly stated IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that the Indonesian police and/or military have perpetrated the infamous Bali bombing in which over 200 people were killed.
In his politics a proponent of peace, and in his art a master of silence, Harold Pinter has received his just reward from the Swedish Academy with their announcement of the Nobel Prize in literature. It was Pinter's adaptation of "The French Lieutenant's Woman" in 1981 that helped launch the careers of Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons. Pinter also began his career as an actor, and in the 50 years since has become one of the world's most widely respected playwrights, winning accolades from Tom Stoppard and Vaclav Havel. The occassion was true to form, by his own account: "I was called 20 minutes before the official announcement. The chair of the Nobel committee phoned and said, 'You have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature'. I remained silent, and then said, 'I'm speechless.'"
In a report from ABC news, Nobel permanent secretary Horace Engdahl added to the academy's explanation for Pinter's win, saying the playwright "restored theatre to its basic elements - an enclosed space and unpredictable dialogue, where people are at the mercy of each other and pretence crumbles". His style even saw the word 'Pinteresque' added to the artistic lexicon, meaning "a work of drama full of atmospheric silences peppered with half-stated insights".
A few minutes' prowling on blog searches turned up these stories.
Chicago IMC gathered up some great story stuffs
about Indigenous protests of columbus day parades
and stuff. Check it out.
Oregon Trail Teacher striking over contract not being negotiated fairly by Board
All you PDX Indymedia people are always complaining that big-name Democrats never take a strong stand on any issue to oppose Bush and the neo-con power elite. But here it is, in e-mail from Senator Kennedy, titled "NOT A KING"!
<< None of us can forget the images from Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad that shocked our nation nearly two years ago and stained the United States in the eyes of the world. The American people suddenly realized an unpleasant truth . . .
<< Finally, on October 5th, by an overwhelming vote of 90-9, the Senate passed strict provisions as part of the Defense Appropriations Bill that would take the current military regulations against torture and turn them into law. Nine Republican Senators voted against the anti-torture provisions, and President Bush has threatened to veto the Defense Appropriation Bill unless the provisions are dropped.
Dems are speaking out in support of the anti-torture amendment although it is, in fact, the McCain Amendment that was voted against by 9 Republican senators! (Senator McCain of Arizona is a Republican.)
Oregon's Republican Senator Gordon Smith was one of 11 co-sponsors of the anti-torture amendment.
As the action moves back to the House of Representatives, what will Oregon's only Republican representative do? That is, what will Greg Walden (Oregon, 2nd District) do?
Much as I do not appreciate MSNBC, they have actually placed the live feed of the resident and his handlers coaching and scripting the questions and responses of our military tools in this morning's photo op. It is a hoot!
The oregonians for immigration reform kiss minutemen arse.
Three Bills now in the House and Senate could end public access TV in America.
Oregon's coast is an amazing place. But right now, the Bush
administration is preparing to conduct seismic testing off our coast to
find possible offshore oil and gas drilling sites. This is the first
step toward opening such sites to drilling, and the seismic testing
itself threatens fish and whale populations.
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
what you see isn't usually what you get
There are times that I wish that I could wish everything away. Other times, I want to stand naked in front of the entire nation to force them to see what they've done to me. I want people to know what war really is.
(Originally posted on the Portland IMC as a comment.)
excellent summary overview of Fitzgerald investigation, Cheney possible involvement, White House Iraq Group, timeline from Judith Miller's initial Sept. 8th, 2002 WMD article:
Last night, the biggest fraud in the history of Australia was disclosed to the Australian people on TV.
In an one hour documentary/research/investigative program on SBS-TV Date-Line program last night; all the fabricated cover-up story about 'terrorist Moslem Organizations' in Indonesia fell apart. THEY DO NOT EXIST! They were all created by Indonesian Military Intelligence!
Former President of Indonesia (who is widely known in Indonesia as the only honest Indonesian politician there) directly stated IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS that the Indonesian police and/or military have perpetrated the infamous Bali bombing in which over 200 people were killed...about half of them Australians. While he believed terrorists were involved in planting one of the Kuta night club bombs, the second, which destroyed Bali's Sari Club, had been perpetrated by the Indonesian military. Asked who he thought planted the second bomb, Mr Wahid said: "Maybe the police ... or the armed forces." "The orders to do this or that came from within our armed forces, not from the fundamentalist people," he says. The program also claims a key figure behind the formation of terror group Jemaah Islamiah was an Indonesian spy. Former terrorist Umar Abduh, who is now a researcher and writer, told Dateline [that] Indonesian authorities had a hand in many terror groups. "There is not a single Islamic group either in the movement or the political groups that is not controlled by (Indonesian) intelligence," he said.
A SAD DAY IN AUSTRALIA, AND THE WORLD
Indonesian public are scared for their lives and are very afraid to speak up. Watching response of the poor Indonesian citizens last night, reminded me as a Jew the terrible times we Jews had in Nazi Germany.
An intervention is taking place.
The German columnist for DIE ZEIT describes another scenario for an oil crisis in America that would be similar to past experiences: a sudden price jump on the oil market in an uncertain environment could accelerate the loss of trust in the American economy.
Greenfield's decision to leave the Green Party was motivated by his experience and observations as a national Green Party delegate that caused disenchantment with strategies of failure, lack of democratic process, and serious ethical questions regarding party finance that remain unaddressed.
A great analysis of one of the most perplexing areas of this recent Madness.
America's Ministry of Propaganda Exposed -- Parts 1 - 4
Yes well I know it is straight out of a corporate paper but I think it's a pretty good article and I was there and live in Italy...
This text is about the trial in Rome against police authorities who ordered a fascist-style raid on a school used legally by protesters as a dormitory at the g 8 protests in genoa, italy, 2001.
Fun for all the family
New Mob Link in Abramoff scandal
Kidan owned island casino with Sicilian Mafia figure
"Going to church doesn't make you a Christian
anymore than going to a carwash makes you a car."
**Must Credit The MadCowMorningNews**
by Daniel Hopsicker
Last week's indictment of three men with Mob ties in the gangland-style murder of gambling ship magnate Gus Boulis during Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff's take-over of the gambling cruise ship line revealed deep Mob connections at the highest levels of the Republican Party.
Now The MadCowMorningNews has learned exclusively of more Mob ties to the case. One of the principals in the scandal, Adam Kidan, an Abramoff partner and a former Republican "fund-raiser," was the co-owner and general counsel of a Caribbean island hotel-casino with Rosario Spadaro, called "a member of the Sicilian Mafia" in an Associated Press story reporting his recent arrest in Italy in a major investigation into international arms trafficking.
A recent article by Rolling Stone shows how the liberal bourgeoisie gives "helpful advice" to antiwar activists aimed at liquidating the antiwar movement:
An "effective" antiwar movement must be "responsible".
A "responsible" antiwar movement must be "credible".
And how do you become "responsible" and "credible"? Simple: promote a policy in Iraq that will lead to "victory" for US imperialism.
During the past 2 months Mecklenburg County Commissioner Bill James has been fighting to have over 600 homeless registered voters challenged due to using a shelter address.
Pre-negotiations are being conducted this week in Geneva, Switzerland, as the W.T.O. attempts to sneak through yet another sell-out of the interests of working and poor people around the world.
A report by Gustavo Capdevila, Inter Press Service (IPS), dated October 11, explains that the WTO meetings beginning this week in Geneva, Switzerland -- particularly this Thursday's session of the Trade Negotiations Committee, (the body mandated to supervise the overall conduct of WTO talks) -- are crucial to the W.T.O. meeting to be held in Hong Kong in December.
<<The following week, they will shift their focus to the Oct. 19-20 meeting of the General Council, which carries out the functions of the WTO in the intervals between ministerial conferences.
<<This emphasis on preliminary meetings responds to what activists see as a change in tactics on the part of the WTO.
<<They believe that the organisation is striving to ensure that negotiations are not left until the last minute, for fear of a repeat of the disastrously inconclusive Seattle and Cancun ministerial conferences.
<<Consequently, the negotiations taking place this month in Geneva will be crucial to the outcome of Hong Kong, the activists maintain.
Capdevila's report IPS report is via Yahoo! News.
Wildcat Teachers' Strike Finishes Second Day
Over 42,000 teachers held the course on the picket line for the second school day as momentum and support for the strike continues to build across the province. Despite a holiday weekend Supreme Court injunction ruling against the British Columbia Teachers Federation, recent polls indicate over half of the Province supports what is essentially an illegal strike, while highest projections of government support range in the teens.
A fantastic article by Joe Goodson presented here in it's entirety.
I just found out from this that my son's lunchbag is one of the many which contain lead. Please check the brand name on your child's lunch box!
Seven years ago today, Matthew Shepard died as the result of a hate-motivated beating in the heart of America. Matthew's attack and resulting death brought the fear, discrimination and hatred that homosexuals have to live with every day to light and made the rest of America aware.
Some people could say that we're gaining ground. Within the past several years, we've gained the attention of the mass media (and their sponsors). We've also had a brief affair with marriage. However, when I go back home to the mid-west, I'm still afraid of pick-up trucks. So how far have we really come?
The Oregon Fish and Wildlife has released their new Cougar Management Plan and are accepting comments until October 31, 2005. This genocidal endeavor threatens the genetic viability of the state's cougar population by allowing the population to be reduced by 40% over the next five years, from 5100 cats to 3000. The Plan would primarily focus on female cats, lessening the chances of a healthy cougar recovery.
Homeless people throughout the nation are still frustrated about how Katrina evacuees
were able to get services
Six weeks after Katrina, rescuers are still reporting no signs of the Democratic Party.
time on our side?
Ever since taking office, Mayor Tom Potter has been walking a delicate and
difficult line between the interests of the people of this city and the
interests of those who pull the purse strings. Yesterday, alas, he stepped over onto the wrong side of that line. That's when he unveiled a plan that promises to further persecute the poor and homeless people of Portland, at the behest of the forces of gentrification.
Hasta La Vista, Baby!
Manufactured fear or manufactured at Fort Detrick, Maryland? Either way the Rockefeller controlled pharmaceutical monopoly will siphon the U.S. treasury to ease our fears.
A new report detailing the twelve most endangered federal forests was released today. Oregon plays a prominent role in the list with three endangered and one threatened forest. The report provides detailed economic information and suggestions for using market-based campaigns to conserve public lands.
Location: Marshall Elementary School. 6400 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver.
Time: Doors open at 6:45 PM. Movie starts at 7:00.
An abrupt change in U.S. Forest Service policy will leave thousands of Oregon mushroom harvesters without a means of living beginning now, on the very cusp of chanterelle season.