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I am part of a new workers collective which is considering purchasing a large house on N. Killingsworth, a couple of blocks from PCC Cascade, to use as a cafe-hostel-community event space. This would be a new space available for the progressive-left-anarchist-activist community, and cheap space for people traveling to Portland to stay (cheaper than the existing hostels). We are now assessing the feasibility of this idea, and whether or not it would be used and welcomed by the community.
pray-ins at warmonger churches, message planes,
disinvestment from war profiteers, networking, lawsuits,
There was a concerted 9-11 Truth activist response to the premiere of Stone's new film. Civil disobedience was planned in a few states, legal leafletting occurred in others. The mainstream press took some interest in the actions. Theater managers were so supportive of the leafletting in California, that activists were even invited to table in the lobby of one theater which boldly asked "Was 9-11 an Inside Job?" on its marquee.
They've moved Jeff back to Lane County for his grumbles hearing on August 15th.
Jeff Hogg background:
Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 9th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with the explosion in Chronic Fatigue and Myalgia during the GMO era.
Old fashioned county fair? Or recruitment rally ?
I haven't been to a Mutant before but I did go to the website and read about the infrastructure, among other things. Two items of interest were the "SHITTERS" and garbage. It sounded as if many were not practicing SAFE SHIT and garbage responsibility received a failing grade at prior festival.
Connecticut Film Festival Debuts In October; Independent Films To Be Shown In Cities Across The State -Six Day Festival Is October 3-8, 2006
The following passage is from Sam Adams' speech titled "American Independence",
delivered 1 August 1776 at the State House in Philadelphia.
He speaks for all Gaza and Lebanon.
The giant Bank of England is a privately owned institution which is not subject to regulation by the British Parliament, and is in effect a sovereign world power. Like the privately owned money printing shop called 'Federal Reserve' in the United States.
California has an impeachment resolution on the November ballot. Portland, "Little Beruit", City Council hasn't passed a simple impeachment resolution!
October 5 is the day to BEGIN standing up to unresponsive politicians!
link to www.worldcantwait.net
Overwhelming evidence condemns the U.S. Government as the Perpetrator of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. We must conduct the vital work of Public Information Campaigning to educate & politically activate the duped Public concerning the real terrorists.
A worldwide lay knowledge arises that competes with expert knowledge.. The wisdom of the masses is superior to expert knowledge in many dimensions.. The expertocracy is losing ground and legitimacy.. This peculiar, widely scattered network knowledge replaces authority.
callout and legal update...
For 24 hours on Friday, Sept. 1, web surfers and blog readers will see a big "Impeach" first when they visit their favorite sites. Have a look at this cool website. And also http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/forum
In the wake of viewing hours of highly-incriminating videotape surveillance from federal prosecutors, a jury today convicted Dean Zimmermann of accepting bribes. The former Green Councilman was indicted last January in the wake of an FBI corruption probe.
For those participating in boycotting Israeli made goods, the following is a focus on one company and its tentacles. Take your clothes off and inspect your underwear!
The claim that American and British security forces have thwarted a terrorist plot to blow up commercial flights between Britain and the United States should not be accepted uncritically. It is impossible to determine at this point whether or not such an attack was in the offing, although the mass media have, as usual, reported the assertions of the British and American governments as indisputable fact, without bothering to ask for any specific information that would substantiate the official story.
roosters can be teachers
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.
Where is the outrage about Lebanon? We need to rally the troops in Portland again and stand in protest. We should stage a large scale protest on September 11th.
Below are pertinent links to the Swift or Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications controversy over allowing the W Bush regime and its CIA and Treasury Department to spy on international banking and securities or stock data with no questions asked.As you will see from one link below,this may have not phased brain dead American public but it has indeed raised ire over seas where complaints against U.S. snooping have been filed in up to 32 countries !
A Portland chapter of World Can't Wait is being formed in Portland.
Just curious --
from the support daniel list.
Is Tony Blair so deeply involved in this scandal that he will happily be denigrated by Bush ('Yo Blair!')
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, Cuba, Netherlands, Spain, and Russia.
Election and terror season begin coincedentally.
I guess if we believe we can take all the fuckin' oil we want, then we are going to have some people upset (rightly so) with 'our freedoms'.
WESTLUND DROPS OUT of governors race
Poem - about grief, alcoholism, and allowing oneself to love a person committed to destroying himself.
On January 24, 2006, the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a press release stating that, "Presidential signing statements that assert President Bush's authority to disregard or decline to enforce laws adopted by Congress undermine the rule of law and our constitutional system of separation of powers... " The press release was publicizing a report by a blue-ribbon ABA task force which was created in June 2006 to examine the "changing role of presidential signing statements" under the Bush administration. On August 8, 2006, the ABA's House of Delegates overwhelmingly approved the report by voting to call on President Bush and future presidents not to issue signing statements that claim the power to bypass laws, and it called on Congress to pass legislation to outlaw the practice.
This week the Willamette Week published an article entitled "Polluter Scooters" claiming to answer the question "What's worse: breathing the fumes of an SUV or a two-stroke scooter?" But as far as I can tell it didn't really tell us anything useful or conclusive.
Do you get the drill by now? Whenever they come out with a high emotion, 'look-over-here' story, there's something they really don't want you to pay attention to.
lots of interesting things going on in Mexico City right now. Look and learn. We have more vote fraud here in the United States than they do, remember.
There are more protest surprises in store: PRD spokesman Gerardo Fernandez, who took part in the seizure of tollbooths on the outskirts of Mexico City on Tuesday, said the protests would grow daily and include some "surprising" measures.
A repost of Media Manipulation by the USA
as they fly an airplane which is spewing transmission into the Cuba airwaves
They manipulate our daily news too
Summary of the KBOO am news for Thursday, August 10th, 2006.
Free Josh Wolf! Updates and Events
Included in this Email:
1: A Note From Josh's Mom
2: August 10: SF Board of Supervisors Hearing
3: August 13: Benefit for Josh Wolf
4: August 15: Political Prisoner Letter Writing Night
5: Address and Donation Information (updated address)
to Protest the Death of Civilians in the Middle East
Saturday, August 12, 7 pm
South Park Blocks by Smith Hall
Israel is in violation of countless resolutions.
Always have attacked military personnel
This leaflet was distributed during the second week of the occupations and in the 10000 people demonstration in Thessaloniki. Its content was determined by what we saw then as the major weaknesses of the movement, i.e. the adherence to democratic procedures and generally to a democratist ideology along with the absence of any critique of schoolwork and of the media's mediating role.
Blair and Bush use same old dog and pony show.
In the face of mounting aggression to attempt to stamp out the will and determination of the Lebanese and Palestinian peoples, Hezbollah and Hamas have increasingly come under fire, including being labeled as "terrorists." Unfortunately, the role of Islam in the struggle against imperialism confuses some in the progressive movement, but it shouldn't. The struggle of oppressed peoples for self-determination can and has emerged in different forms, including religious ones, and is best judged by the oppressed, not by ideologues from the oppressor nation....The Nation of Islam grew substantially in size and influence after Malcolm became a minister and a national spokesperson. His brother recruited him while Malcolm was in prison. The Nation of Islam provided hope for many in the Black community, through providing assistance to people in prison, addicts and alcoholics and many who had been beaten down by the ravages of racism and capitalism....The Nation, before and during the height of the Black liberation movement, explicitly argued for a separate Black nation. Today, this demand has manifested itself with, for instance, Minister Louis Farakkhan stating at the Millions More March last October that Black people have the right to govern themselves and have their own secretaries of education, defense, health, etc.The fact that the Nation of Islam has raised separatism shows that, ever since the compromise after the Civil War between the Nor th ern capitalists and the Southern aristocratic former slave owners to end Reconstruction—thereby killing what had been the beginning of a bourgeois democratic revolution in the South after the Civil War—there is serious concern that Black people in the U.S. are still treated as second-class citizens.One need only look at what happened during and after Hurricane Katrina to Black people on the Gulf Coast to understand that concern.
I think that freedom fighters should take another look at how they name their organizations.
A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer continues his
examination of End-Times Christians, and how they have been duped
into becoming a suicide cult, with an analysis of four predictions in his
August 1 essay, "Operation Apocalypse." The results are shocking and
disturbing, and invite new questions, even as they answer old ones.
Call them and ask why !
Lieberman is attempting to sabotage the Democratic Party.
Hollywood actor, Benicio del Toro, winner of an Oscar for best supporting actor in Traffic, by Steven Soderbergh, has called for respect for Cuban sovereignty. Del Toro, an actor of Puerto Rican nationality, added his voice to the 3,780-plus intellectuals and artists from more than 50 countries who are condemning the aggressive and interventionist tone of the George W. Bush government toward Cuba.
The conflict in the Middle East and the ongoing attempt to shape people's minds remind me of a
book - "1984" by George Orwell. I offer a snippet here to encourage all to read this primer on
The White House manipulated the reports of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) about the air quality in the environment of Ground Zero after the attacks and thus exposed all the relief workers, residents and employees in south Manhattan to extreme health risks.
On July 26, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings to discuss a bill introduced by Republican Senator Arlen Specter, the chairman of the committee, which would ostensibly provide judicial oversight of the Bush administration's domestic spying programs.
In reality, the bill—the product of negotiations between Specter and the Bush administration—does nothing of the sort. Rather, it provides retroactive congressional sanction for the illegal National Security Agency (NSA) domestic spying operations secretly launched by the White House in September of 2001.
Other politicians are starting to see the advisability of giving up on Bush and his Crusader Rabbit genocide against Islam. So immediately a massive 9/11-style plot to blow up 20 airplanes using unspecified "liquid explosives" is conveniently and suddenly "discovered", just in time to terrify the American sheeple and thus put those wavering politicians back in line.
The response of Connecticut Senator Joseph Lieberman and the Democratic Party leadership to Lieberman's defeat in Tuesday's Democratic primary election says a great deal about the politics of the Democratic Party and the state of American politics as a whole.
Lieberman, a three-term senator and the Democratic vice presidential candidate in 2000, lost by a 52 to 48 percent margin to Ned Lamont, an heir to the Lamont family fortune and multi-millionaire businessman, who ran as an opponent of the war in Iraq.
...there is probably no term that is more repugnant and immoral than the one that discards the importance of other people's lives are mere collateral damage; especially when their deaths become incidental to the conquest of some military or political objective. As collateral damage, these people suffer the same outcome as fat discarded by a butcher...
There was a meeting of sane, concerned people, to include Tom Hayden, Cindy Sheehan, and members of Iraq Veterans Against the War and United for Peace and Justice. Held in Jordan, it was attended by official representatives of the Shiite coalition now holding power, the minority Sunni bloc, the anti-occupation Muslim Scholars Association, parliamentarians and torture victims from Abu Ghraib. Here is what Tom Hayden wrote about his 3 days there.
Back in 1996, a clique of Neocons, led by Richard Perle, concocted a scheme for Israel to "destabilize" the Middle East. The Palestinians were to be crushed and Iraq and Lebanon balkanized. The U.S. and UK were conned into doing the Neocons' dirty work in Iraq. Now, Hezbollah fighters have tossed a huge wrench into the not-so-clever plot. Instead of Israel becoming "safer," the Neocons have put its citizens at risk and its army in danger of defeat.
August 9 marks the 61st Anniversary of the US atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan. I wrote this article decades ago about a combat photographer's recollections of his time there. Nagasaki & Hiroshima represent the advent of modern-day war crimes, something to keep in mind now.
We progressives ought to suggest ways to accomplish 'World Peace'. I thought one of the tenets of being a progressive is an absolute embrace of equality. The fact is, under the skin we all are equal and the U.S. Declaration of Independence says we are equal before the law. So that covers the skin and the judgements we make.