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Given yesterday's events, despair is understandable. I've certainly experienced some myself, but after considering the recent progress being made in the 9/11 movement, I'm attempting to turn that despair into some real resolve. Damn if I'm an optimist.
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May they rest in peace.
And may they forgive us someday.
Did Kerry really take New Mexico and Ohio?
Same question 55M of us our aksing
The tourism boycott, an intervention led by international animal advocacy organization Friends of Animals, is now resuming ? this time to impact Alaska?s summer 2005 tourism season ? with over two dozen protests from Sitka, Alaska to New York City already scheduled in the first weeks of the campaign.
I would guess the media is largely to be held responsible.
Funny, but not far from the truth
What started in 2000 is now finished!
The real deal, NOT.
Hugs for Puppies = Latest Terrorist Threat???
The ranting and musings come thickly at 330 am
Urged by Portland Media to not just hack at my computer, on November 3rd I was in the streets, protesting and organizing, not just against another stolen election. This is a first person account of organizing in Palo Alto and San Francisco and in solidarity with activists throughout the world.
Here we go again. Some of you will be sick of this topic and to those of you who are I ask that you get over the desire to be infotained and deal with the unpleasant reality: that the American voting system is totally bogus. What is contained in this post is of interest to anyone that believes that justice cannot be served without a full disclosure of the level of corruption in almost every corner of our political, governmental, and journalistic behemoth. Voting machines made by right wingers is not a 'fair and balanced' approach. It's a relative no-brainer but many will want to continue inhabiting a fantasy, one in which everything is alright and one hundred thousand dead Iraqis in the past two years just don't matter or, because we don't have to stare at them first hand, simply aren't real.
The world is watching us in dismay. I have a question.
I wondered why Kerry conceded so early, even countering his running mate. All the votes are not counted. There are many questions about voting machine fraud. Bev Harris has filed 3,000 FOI requests to obtain audit logs from county election officials. In other words, the truth is still out there, at least officially. It is quite clear that this election was stolen. What isn't immediately clear is Kerry's part in it. This is one good analysis.
When accidentally exposed to npr propaganda,I
have gotten into the habit of venting on NPR'S ombudsman, Jeffrey Dvorkin, and this morning followed standard operating proceedure.
What surprised me is that I got a personal reply for the first time ever, and it is clear that I got Mr. Dvorkin's goat.
The bastards are rolling over like weak dogs, again!
There's one smoking a joint, and another with spots
press**watch partial script for KBOO 11-4-04: no pasaran
Let us be glad that the charade of the national election show is over. The majority of people affected by its outcome, in all the colonies of global imperialism around the world, were not allowed to vote. They will cast their votes in the struggle to come.
Well, Reverend Billy finally got put on trial...in Los Angeles no less. So, while he's stuck in court, throw on a collar and white blazer, slick your hair back, and rise up as part of the Reverend Billy Mutant Clone Army of Oddness.
Ohio a battleground? "You think it is a coincidence that Ohio is the first place where statewide, the teaching of creationism has been mandated in science class?" This isn't about corporate control, neo-con foreign policy, privatization etc., it is about radical Christianity and I just woke up.
A self-serving, dim-witted, draft-dodging, gung-ho little rich boy, whose idea of courage is to yell: "I feel good," as he unleashes an awesome fury which slaughters 100,000 innocents for no other reason than greed and vanity.
Meeting at Pioneer Courthouse Square at about 5:00 pm the day after the '04 election, people then took to the streets, playing a cat and mouse game with the police.
I am linking to this only to demonstrate how the mainstream media is paid to stand there with their hair on fire and insist they cannot smell any smoke. Did millions of farmers, factory workers and waitresses vote utterly against their own interests? Were the exit polls all wrong? Or is the more obvious and likely explanation that this election was stolen?
As mentioned on pdx radio earlier
Republicans Gain Shattering Victory; Who to Blame This Time?
they've made it clear
Let's face it, the majority of the people in our country actually support Bush. Protesting or complaining isn't the solution. We have to educate them.
With thanks from 'the outside world'.
Some of us are packing our bags. Canada may not be the best place to go, but here is the info.
this being reported on Matt Drudge's website>>>>
What has anyone (other than soldiers and the families of soldiers) been asked to give up in the War on Terror?
I am sorry...
"You just can't come into Canada and say 'I'm going to stay here'.
Progressives are loath to offer a frontal criticism of the theocracy that has overtaken the South and the Midwest -- where under the command of tolerance we have to endure the intolerance toward women and their bodies, toward gays and lesbians, towards anyone who does not fit the compass of the "moral values" mass-produced by the established churches. It is time to throw off our forbearance and open a direct debate on the suppression of rational argument in favor of theocratic bigotry.
Letter to America
You know when you've been screwed but when you've been raped you should at least know who your attacker has been.
I will say this, after the elections on 2 November, the coming two months of warfare in Iraq will be the bloodiest seen. It will get worse after a railroaded Iraq election attempt in early 2005. By inauguration day in late January, a slight majority of Americans will see President Bush sworn into office for a second term and ponder, "What in the world have we done?"
Some of you may wonder: How did this happen? Not I. If you watched all the pretty red and blue colored electoral maps of the banana republic, you could see that the states that voted red (for the idiot king) are all inhabited by DumFuks
David Cobb urges you to register Green as a way to vote for peace every day!
Exit polling accurately predicted the results in most states with very little error. Where there were discrepancies, they were significant, in the +5 percent range, and always favored Bush.
Millions of right leaning 'Christians' did not vote in the last election, but according to preliminary reports, they turned out in record numbers this election, and while voting down 'Gay Marriage' they also took the opportunity to vote up both Bush and the Iraq War. You do have to give that Karl Rove some 'credit' where 'credit' is due...
I am amazed that after 2 hours of mid morning wimpering--with over 250,000 more votes to go in Ohio that were going to be solidly Democratic (the people most concerned about their loss of votes in electronic machines) that would definitely have pushed him over the (fake and unverifiable) totals of Bush, Kerry 'concedes!' I didn't want him, though this is a new low. This is actually a list that I made up before the unverfiable selection. I pledge to take it, do you? Please populate it elsewhere on the web. I'll set up a petition website for it shortly.
i wrote this piece very late on sElection night, finishing at 5ish am. i submitted it to Counterpunch.org, 'cos this site had switched over to its Nov. 3 Actions Only front page, and i wasn't sure if it would even show up if i hit "publish". i was surprised, though pleased, to wake up Tuesday morning to see it published on Counterpunch without even a notice to my email. They edited it slightly, changing my "i"s to "I"s. Hmmph. Counterpunch is cool, but you can only publish something exactly as you want it to look if you use indymedia.
Anyway, here it is now for the portland indymedia audience.
are you revolting enough?
Although I voted for him, perhaps it's just as well that Kerry lost.
Where's the righteous indignation to be found in a nation chockful of cynical people who lack any reverence for that now hollow word, "democracy"? America is a country of competitive individualists. Winner take all. Devil take the hindmost.
It's also a fearful country. Maybe we actually have to start doing less talking and a lot more listening to the fearful.
The bastards are rolling over like weak dogs, again!
slave smooths your soul.
Black Box Voting (.ORG) is conducting the largest Freedom of Information action in history. At 8:30 p.m. Election Night, Black Box Voting blanketed the U.S. with the first in a series of public records requests, to obtain internal computer logs and other documents from 3,000 individual counties and townships. Networks called the election before anyone bothered to perform even the most rudimentary audit.
I would caution against being so quick to concede that Bush won this election "fair and square." This is not about supporting the Democrats, who fully deserved to lose this election. Kerry conceded even quicker than Al Gore, like the loser that he is. This is about supporting poor people's and people of color's RIGHT TO VOTE. The ACLU's website documents election-suppression tactics in Minnesota, Rhode Island, Virginia and Florida (where they've already filed suit) but I've attached the story from Ohio, which is the most egregious. Hmmm....this just happens to be the state that put Bush over the top. Everybody remember this issue when you protest tonight!
Let us be glad that the charade of the national election show is over. The majority of people affected by its outcome, in all the colonies of global imperialism around the world, were not allowed to vote. They will cast their votes in the struggle to come. And so will we. And we look for a different outcome in the real election.
Voters using computerized voting machines in at least six states complained on voting day that the wrong candidate appeared on their touch screen machine's checkout screen, the Election Protection Coalition said this morning. Election officials in several Florida couties, contacted about the malfuction, have not returned calls.
what better example than torturing an old desserter
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Voters across the United States reported problems with electronic touch-screen systems on Tuesday in what critics said could be a sign that the machines used by one-third of the population were prone to error.
a 5to4 vote in the 2000 election....funny voting machines in this one....fascist control of the senate and house....
Statistics censored on CNN? Or just didn't get asked?
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