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The environmental movement bears very little relationship to the "major environmental groups". The big groups, aka Gang Green, function politically as little more than green front for the Democratic Party.
The Swift Boat Veterans don't know when to stop. Now they have a website called http://www.911betrayal.com . It's important that you go to Amazon.com to "recommend" Bush's "Pet Goat" book as an alternative to "Unfit For Command". To do so, go here: http://tinyurl.com/4foyo -- and enter ASIN # 0026863561 .
With New York IMC slow or down from the crush of people accessing (I guess), CSPAN just announced Bloomburg will be at a meeting to greet him sponsored by AIPAC (?) at the NY Pier, wherever that is--imminently. For what it is worth.
The demand for news is so high that independent media sites are overloaded ( or being hacked ) and the main page on the nytimes has many broken links to the protests. Random or supression of truth?
From Team Cascadia
Central Park: A participant in the Cascadia Bloc reports that lots of people are in the park, and that it's no problem to get in. The PDXers are "just relaxing". She also says it's quite hot.
Sun, August 29, 2004 12:25 pm; photo from cellphone in NYC
PDX indymedia is carrying information about the protests to the world. I am grateful to live here. Thanks to you all who are doing this! MSNBC and Fox carried the protests for only a few minutes when the dragon float was on fire, then quickly abandoned them. C-Span is giving great coverage.
The New York Police Department has called out it's 'Air Force' to patrol the protest.
CSPAN coverage showed a section of the march stopped by police while they put out a fire. A prop, possibly a large wood and paper "baby carrage", caught fire and had to be put out by police and fire department. I don't know the cause of the fire, whether set intentionally as part of a protest or accidentally.
more photos emailed from my friend who's on the streets in NYC
Looks like the NYC Imc is down. Any info?
just got these emailed from a comrade on the streets in NYC.
channel 24 in Portland Oregon
Teresa Keane is running for the US Senate seat currently occupied by Ron Wyden. Here is the link to Teresa's site.
Truth cannot be determined from one-sided propaganda ads. Both sides must be presented in order for people to get the whole truth.
Just heard an update from the streets on webradio. Andrew Geller of KBOO in Portland gave the lastest. The march is getting going...michael moore and jessie jackson leading the way...
What Are You Waiting For?
...I Meant To Say "Truth"
Author: Beatrice Lumpkin
People's Weekly World Newspaper, 08/26/04 11:57
EAST CHICAGO, Ind. - Over 500 outraged steelworkers marched at Ispat-Inland Steel here Aug. 9 to demand an end to cuts in widows' pensions
Today, August 28th in NYC, a rally of 100-150 IWW members and supporters confronted union-busting Starbucks in front of the store on 36th and Madison and at their regional headquarters on Park Avenue. Two Starbucks workers, both IWW organizers, were arrested.
New RNC site allows you to submit your questions.
Every time there is a major mobilization, police and government officials begin warning the public that they should expect violence. But where is the evidence for it?
DALLAS (AP) - Former Texas House Speaker Ben Barnes said he is ``more ashamed at myself than I've ever been'' because he helped President Bush and the sons of other wealthy families get into the Texas National Guard so they could avoid serving in Vietnam.
August 26, 2004
Dear Mr. Bush,
Give em hell!
NEW YORK, NEW YORK -- A lawsuit was filed yesterday in federal court in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, naming John Kerry and John Edwards as defendants who have actively conspired to prevent the development of a national third party by impeding the effort of Ralph Nader and Peter Camejo to be listed on the ballot in states across the country, including Illinois.
Today, starting in Brooklyn, a March for Womens Lives was scheduled, the plan was to march across the Brooklyn Bridge to make sure that issues of reproductive health?global family planning, real sex education, accessible, safe and legal abortion, birth control options, the right to privacy regarding sexuality, and equal access to health care?are part of the national political dialogue.
Around 1pm today speakers started at Candon park in Brooklyn, the rally started small with just over 500 protesters and only about 70 police officers. There didnt seem to be much tension, with many of the cops being on bicycle. There were people there handing out water and Luna bars, to a very diverse crowd.
By 1:30, the march had begun and the crowd was up in the thousands, byt the time they started crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. Reports came in of as many as 16,000 marchers going over the bridge. By the time the march reached City Hall Park for the end rally, it was three hours into it. There were reports of good vibes and lots of support (in the form of honking) by the passing vehicles.
god bless the u$a
NYC Indymedia reports: The first wave of posts on tonight's Critical Mass have come in. The ride was New York's largest critical mass, with well over 5,000 bikes.
Gathering at Union Square in the middle of Manhattan at 7 p.m. and departing at 7:30, oil-free transportation stretched across all horizons around Union Square. First pedaling south down Broadway and then rerouting north on Madison and Sixth avenues, Critical Mass consisted of a 45 block long brigade of cyclists, skaters and pedestrians. The ride lasted about 2 hours, performed its traditional occupation of Times Square and rode past Madison Square Garden (MSG), site of the RNC.
Under the tent of the Democratic Party, this imperial gaze legitimates the ruling order of the few over the many.
Over many decades the term "Ugly American" became known outside of the United States as a descriptive term for Americans traveling or working overseas. I first heard this term as a child when my father recommended to my old brother that he read a book by the same title. My brother, a child at the time, was interested in the foreign perception of Americans. He had followed closely the Vietnam war and was struggling to understand foreign sentiment towards Americans, which was largely negative.
An interesting development in the Seattle grand jury came to light recently. When Allison Lance Watson was charged with perjury she became entitled to discovery in the form of other grand jury participants testimony. This discovery has revealed that Geoffrey Kerns turned snitch for the government.
A surprisingly good article on the anti-Republican Convention Critical Mass ride in NYC from the New York Times.
Audio collage from a Free Radio Santa Cruz interview with participants on the DNC2RNC, portland indymedia's call to media arms, along with music from David Rovics and Against Me!
(10 minutes / 4.5 megabytes)
Download this mp3
Earth to Brian. Repeat, Earth to Brian. Can You hear me? Please respond.
you seem cheerful at your projections of Cobb/GP 2004 attaining ballot status in "32-34 states" and retaining ballot status in "15 states plus DC" following the elections.
By comparison, Nader/GP 2000 attained ballot status in 43 states plus DC and retained ballot status in 37 states plus DC following the elections.
Only a handful of naive Greens understand shyster david cobb's orwellian concept of "growth thru shrinkage"
found this timely info at chatroom that is encouraging to say the least!
My vote is for less air traffic controllers when Cheney is flying. And if possible have the military conduct missle tests in front of Air Force 2.
Former TX Lt. Gov. Barnes: I Got George Bush in National Guard
It took authorities just 12 hours to hear about and stop a man's eBay offer to sell his vote.
James Pengov, 36, of Elyria, Ohio, said he was hoping to land enough money from selling his vote to pay medical bills
Urgent ELP Bulletin (27th of August 2004)
Below are the basic directions for applying for a grant from the Federal Government to register people to vote. The 20 page announcement is hidden in the Federal Register. 69 FR 52654
All 501(c)(3) organizations can apply for these $150,000 grants. The Deadline is 9/7/04.
1. Address To Request Application Package
U.S. Election Assistance Commission, 1225 New York Avenue, NW., Suite 1100, Washington, DC 20005, Attention: Karen Lynn-Dyson, Phone: (202) 566-3100; Fax: (202) 566-1389.
Application forms and certifications may also be downloaded from the "Help America Vote College Program" link at the following Internet address: http://www.eac.gov.
Whatever your beliefs, know what your President is doing. Here is a list of his work in his first six months.
Nation contributing editor Gore Vidal is a prolific novelist, playwright and essayist, and one of the great stylists of contemporary American prose. Author of more than two dozen books, his 1993 collected essays United States won a National Book Award. His latest book is Dreaming War: Blood for Oil and the Cheney-Bush Junta.
But of course there's no conspiracy. There are only 25 or so official deaths throughout the entire State as a result of Hurricane Charley. If you believe that, I have some swamp land in Florida you might be interested in buying.
Humboldt County Sheriffs, who are defendants in the pepper spray case, refused to take reports from activists after the assault.
The vise starts to tighten
BY FERNANDA SANTOS
DAILY NEWS POLICE BUREAU
Ten thousand cops flooding into an eight-square-block region. An all-seeing blimp patrolling an otherwise empty sky. Roadblocks and random checkpoints.
Green Span lets out a big one. Oh by the way you old farts got to pay the ticket.
Ever compassionate, the Bush camp reveals their jobs policy. . .
Nader Revealed: Republicans sue to get Nader on ballot in Michigan
The In God We Trust Protection Act - ( petition) has raised a whole lot of issues totally unrelated to this proposal to U.S. Congress. It has nothing to do with a constraint on freedom of religion. It has to do with politically bringing Evangelical Hypocrisy to its knees - socially, morally and financially stopping them dead in their arrogant tracks. The Christian Right Wing Zealots, are wielding the power of religion politically, financially, socially and legislatively -
David Cobb campaigned in SLO yesterday and here is a report and update.
scale natural disaster, then get the IDs of the deceased. No matter how gruesom it may seem. Remember, sometimes the truth is more important than our own emotional reaction at the time.
Remembering an antiwar Vietnam veteran -- digging deeper into a painful memory that won't go away. This is a rewrite of an article I posted on IMC some time ago
OMAHA ? A presidential candidate visited Creighton University Wednesday morning as part of a 50-state visit.
President Bush's re-election campaign refused a request by the U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday to pull a television ad that mentions the Olympics.
Maybe it's just me, but this subversion of the 911 Truth Movement to support "regime rotation" seems to be reaching a nauseating pitch, what with the Republic National Conference coming up this weekend, and it will only continue through November, wittingly or unwittingly, unless we stop it. I'm speaking of activists being urged to hurry up and get the word out about Bush & 9/11 before November, so that Bush will lose some votes he otherwise would have gotten as if that matters.
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