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A third of the American public believes U.S. forces found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, according to a recent poll, and 22 percent said Iraq actually used chemical or biological weapons.
But no such weapons have been found, nor is there evidence they were used recently in Iraq.
Before the war, half of those polled in a survey said Iraqis were among the 19 hijackers on Sept. 11, 2001. But [supposedly] most of them were from Saudi Arabia. None were Iraqis.
Remember Ludlow! The cry of American workers ninety years ago again rings throughout the land.
Congressman Baird will be at Vancouver's Flag Day celebration on Saturday, June 14.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) -- President Bush asked Americans to mark Flag Day on Saturday by showing respect to the Stars and Stripes as a thank you to U.S. troops serving in foreign lands.
Up to 12 CHP officers will be heightening security at an already secured building only a few blocks from the main Sacramento PD and Sheriffs departments.
British BBC TV broadcast an update on the Venezuelan coup d'etat
Kerry Calls for Tougher Fuel Standards
Vote for Kerry in 2004- The most serious political/ environmental problem in the world today is Americas growing energy glutonny. Vote and campaign for Kerry!
the 'authorities' try to tell us what we can do..............
In 2000, President Clinton could legitimately boast of the "best economy in 30 years." Unemployment was low, wages were rising at all income levels, and the poverty rate was headed downward at a rapid pace. But after President Bush took office in 2001, the economy fell into recession, shedding jobs and causing real wage growth to slow and eventually stop altogether.
A convenient story explains this sharp economic reversal. According to the script, Clinton eliminated the deficit through progressive tax increases and spending restraint. This deficit reduction lowered interest rates and spurred an investment boom, which was the basis for the extraordinary growth of the late '90s. Then Bush came into office and quickly squandered the surplus with his tax cuts to the rich and military build-up. As a result, the deficit skyrocketed and the economy tanked.
It's a good story, but the reality is quite different. The Clinton boom was built on three unsustainable bubbles. One of them, the stock bubble, has already burst. The other two bubbles—the dollar bubble and the housing bubble—are still with us. The dollar bubble is starting to deflate, and the housing bubble is perhaps just now reaching its peak. These bubbles created the basis for the 2001 recession and the economy's continuing period of stagnation.
A recently posted picture of President Bush falling from a Segway on various news networks is strangely out of focus while all other photos from the same photo-op were sharp.
Another American revolution is coming...
Here is a website for bicyclists:
The Declaration of Independence needs you signature, sign it and send it to king george
God, Family, Nation. Like the Nazis before us, we Americans have become the ideology of (American) Supremacy to justify our attempt dominate the world--for their own good of course. And like the Nazis before us, we attempt to rationalize and justify the wanton murder, crimes, and atrocities commited by our Empire in the name of God.
It's time to leave our mark. We will resist! Unbrand America...where ever you go. Culture Jamming!!!
Stephen Moore, president of the Club for Growth, triumphantly predicts the result of the Bush tax cuts; "local towns or cities are going to say: 'Hell, no! You're not going to raise my taxes. Get rid of the welfare programs!' ''
This is a rather long, but very important piece on how the U.S. screwed itself overtime. There is a great many historical facts here, I have not heard most. It all makes sense now. Moyers is telling us that we are in more trouble than ever before, and he tells us why. He also describes how the Republican party took over and gives us some hints about how we can dig ourselves out of this pile of dung that our society lives in. NO WAR, BUT A CLASS WAR.
"Iraq's weapons of mass destruction are far less than a fact. And what is less than a fact is a fiction. There has been a lot of fiction in the rush to war that followed 9-11."
MOBILIZE IN SACRAMENTO!
Everything is possible!
CONVERGE JUNE 20-25!
A few Members of Congress and Senators are pushing to hold hearings regarding the intelligence used to initiate the pre-emptive strike on Iraq. It's important to contact your representatives and urge them to support this.
Infoshop.org poll shows that most visitors to their site are white boys.
You can hear Cynthia McKenney speak.
hear different accounts of what happened and see photos of event. I did not agree with those comments which criticize critical mass, but this article is from a more mainstream source.
I have heard the term "American" used everywhere, even among folks who claim to be for progressive causes. Technically, we're aiding and abetting the Bush administration's propoganda campaign.
Tell Direct TV to carry Free Speech TV. Working with activists and artists, Free Speech TV uses television to cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance progressive social change. Most Americans get their news from TV. Help decide what we get to watch.
veneman will hold a tele-news conference to disuss ministerial..wednesday at 11am
Kucinich's Resolution of Inquiry, demanding the Administration turn over
intelligence to back its pre-war claims about Iraq, was introduced Thursday
and has growing support. It is a privileged resolution and must be voted on
in Committee within 14 legislative days of being introduced.
Saddam Seen North of Baghdad, Paying Bounties For U.S. Soldiers - AP
More than half the nation's waters -- ranging from neighborhood creeks and fishing holes to entire drinking water supplies -- could lose federal protection if either of two current attacks on the Clean Water Act is successful.
At least 60 percent of our nation's streams and 20 percent of our wetlands would lose federal protection under the Bush administration proposal. Polluters could then dump wastes into these waterways without a permit, without notifying the public, and without fear of reprisals. Unregulated contamination of these waters from sewage, oil, hazardous chemicals and other pollutants would be disastrous for our drinking water supplies, wildlife habitat, and flood control.
The NGLTF says its no surprise there were 12 anti-gay murders last year when homophobia reaches the highest level of government.
This evening, June 10th, members of Katuah Earth First, in coordination with neighborhood activists, will be confronting the Chattanooga City council and demanding that plans to build a Wal-Mart on some of the town's last green space and wet lands be scrapped.
In the coming months a black spot will pop up everywhere . . . on store
windows and newspaper boxes, on gas pumps and supermarket shelves. Open
a magazine or newspaper - it's there. It's on TV. It stains the logos
and smears the nerve centers of the world's biggest corporations.
A law regulating cell phone use should make the libertarian hackles on the back of my pencil-neck stand up. When it comes to cell phones, though, I admit to being torn.
A Recent poll confirms what many people around this planet already suspected-- the Patriotic Sheeple of the USA are living in an American Matrix of their own creation. Steven Kull, director of PIPA, comments: "For some Americans, their desire to support the war may be leading them to screen out information that weapons of mass destruction have not been found. Given the intensive news coverage and high levels of public attention to the topic, this level of misinformation suggests that some Americans may be avoiding having an experience of cognitive dissonance."
Hey everyone, I'm from Buffalo NY, so I go to their IMC website every now and then... not as fancy or flashy as the one here in portland, but some similar things and more are happening there that I think folks here might want to know about... We often take such pride in our own city that we forget about the resistance and solidarity-building among movements struggling for change from this oppressive system that is happening in other cities on and off this continent... so here's a little from a "sister city"...
"The young people have more of a chance of dying here in South Central than in a military combat zone," said the Rev. Leonard Jackson, the president of the Los Angeles Council of Churches. "To say that there's a climate of fear is understating it."
The US government is going broke. Lawrence Kotlikoff is chairman of the Dept of Economics at Boston University and Jeffrey Sachs is a professor of economics at Columbia University. This article was first published in the Boston Globe on 5/19/2003
There are over 200 homestays currently for activists coming to Sacramento.
many people have asked about the origin of a quote from Henry Kissinger regarding military men, which came from Woodward and Bernstein's "The Final Days" (1976). Here is the complete paragraph--and for context, the one following--excerpted from pages 194-195 of the second Touchstone paperback edition (1994).
Why don't we have instant runoff elections?
Bush And The Little People
10 ways to help mobilize for sacramento
"Now we act as though we rescued these people from terror. There is no reason to eulogize or praise ourselves to the skies. America is not a noble country..Flag conservatives (in contrast to value conservatives) like Bush act as though they believed in the old values but completely ignore them. They use the flag; they use biblical symbols like `evil' unscrupulously. They live in the illusion that America is the good and the only hope for the world. Without empire, the country goes downhill.." Translated from the German in Spiegel 21/2003
Chomsky haters hack centre collumn?
so silly Chomsky hating trolls now get acsess to centre collumn?
A KPFA Interview with Jamie Court, discussing his new book, "Corporateering: How Corporate Power Steals Your Personal Freedom-- And What You Can Do About It" // MP3, ~6.25 megs; Runtime: 26:39
I have a question for you..
Whole Foods union problems erupted in 1990, when they took over a failed co-op in Berkeley, CA. Founder John Mackey believed that union demands sunk the co-op, so he refused to hire its employees -- an unpopular move in leftist Berkeley.
inspirational materials for all W. unsupporters
we need you! come join us in:
national day of prayer for protecting sacred places from further threats
Because he says so.
"The current administration is at the extremist end of the policy-planning spectrum, and its adventurism and penchant for violence are unusually dangerous.."
If you dislike Bill O'Reilly, this is for you.
President George W. Bush has got a very serious problem. Before asking Congress for a Joint Resolution authorizing the use of American military forces in Iraq, he made a number of unequivocal statements about the reason the United States needed to pursue the most radical actions any nation can undertake - acts of war against another nation.
NYT cartoonists sum up the FCC ruling
The Tennessee Valley faction of Katuah Earth First is asking you to support their campaign to prevent the building of yet another Wal-Mart.
'One senior official, who said he was skeptical of Mr. Feith's account, was too angry to answer immediately. Another official said simply, "There was a lot of doublespeak out there."'
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