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My sister Edain has spent the last week in Boston to attend the Boston Social Forum and the Democratic National Convention. She has traveled with supporters of Kucinich and attended caucuses and workshops, protests and parties. This is the last report back in the series.
July 26, 2004
Kerry says he intends to bring some American troops home from Iraq by the end of his first term.
no bounce and that's striking.
yes, the convention rallied voters but it rallied
republicans more than democrats. the only good news for democrat, democrats
are still more enthusiastic about voting than republicans are.
During the Cold War, top Army scientists toiled stealthily in rural Maryland to make covert weapons coveted by new enemies.
The SF delegation and Medea Benjamin—who was not elected by the chapter but received a delegate's credential—joined this national group of apparatchiks. They cast their votes for Cobb in open defiance of the 75% of Green voters in California who chose Camejo, who ran in the primaries (and received 33,000 votes) standing as a proxy for Nader
After the Milwaukee Convention of the Green Party, most leaders of the Green Party have lined up to oppose and denounce the Demogreens, who rigged the Convention with fake delegations and stuffed the ballot boxes with the votes of unknown small bureaucrats.
David Cobb was successful in defeating the endorsement of Ralph Nader-Peter Camejo, but he does not seem to be acquiring much capital out of it. In fact, it's possible that his candidacy will deprive the Green Party of its ballot status in several states, as he is not likely to overcome the death kiss of the one percentile candidates.
If you were arrested in Sacramento and were strip searched, which may have occurred with a few people who visited there, or moved away from Sacramento to here, and participated in the June 2003 WTO meetings, you may be entitled to compensation via this class action settlement
No, Sicko is not meant to describe Michael Moore. Sicko is the name of his next movie!
Safe state Greens should get real polling data. Kerry leads Oregon by 7-9% so voting Corporate would be a wasted vote.
Cobb vs. Nader at the Milwaukee Convention, as seen by a Massachusetts Delegate
by Aram Falsafi, Green-Rainbow Party of Massachusetts
Ever since the Milwaukee convention, many on the left (both within and outside
the GP) have claimed that Cobb's nomination was a takeover of the party by the
Anybody But Bush (ABB) crowd, and a sign of the Green Party turning itself into
an appendage of the Democrats.
Presidential candidates David Cobb (Green) and Michael Badnarik (Libertarian) find some common ground on WTIX's "Ringside Politics" talk show.
To everything, there is a season...
Join the Single Party System in the Inevitable March to Victory! Arm yourself with Anti-Propaganda Now!
There is a mystery to the 2004 presidential election; a silence has fallen on America regarding a glaring contradiction. As we enter the second half of 2004, there is massive popular opposition to the war in Iraq and to the USA PATRIOT Act -- possibly a majority of Americans. Yet these same people are about to vote in overwhelming numbers for John Kerry for President.
[Boston] The millionaires are dancing now. The balloons are falling on John Kerry, John Edwards and their nuclear families.
One americans take on the American middle class.
Man detained and jailed for nine month for parole violation that occured 23 years in the past.
Ralph's accurate and biting view of the pro-corporate Democratic convention.
Can someone win the presidency entirely on the basis of a negative asset? I wouldn't have thought so, but here's John Kerry, just about 90 days shy of election day, promoting himself as a man of presidential caliber entirely on the basis that he's the Anyone in "Anyone But Bush".
VATICAN CITY- Modern feminism's fight for power and gender equality is undermining the traditional concept of family and creating a climate where gay marriages are seen as acceptable, the Vatican said Saturday.
The scenario of a military takeover of America.
George W. Bush, July 8, 2004 [after storming off stage to evade reporters' questions about his relationship with Kenneth J. Lay]:
"Keep those motherfuckers away from me"
Richard B. Cheney, June 22, 2004 [to Patrick Leahy on the Senate floor after being questioned about Halliburton]:
George W. Bush, July 2004 [laughing off criticism of Cheney's remarks to Sen. Patrick Leahy]:
"Fuck 'em all"
When I was a single mom on welfare without child care help from family, I got pretty isolated. After time, I began to internatize the oppression. It got into everything, like sand at Burning Man. I found the one thing that I needed most was free child care...
[Boston] The millionaires are dancing now. The balloons are falling on John Kerry, John Edwards and their nuclear families.
They're playing "Johnnie B. Goode" over the loudspeakers. Democrats are hopping up and down like JFK never went to Dallas; like Bill Clinton didn't blow it for us; like there's a chance to bring the boys home alive; like America can crawl out of Dick Cheney's bunker and look at the sun again.
But has Johnnie Kerry been good so far?
Print them up and post them around.
Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, an independent candidate for U.S. president, has blamed Democratic party for its efforts to keep him off the ballot in a number of states. The liberal activist, campaigning in California Friday said he hopes to have his name appear on most of the 50 state ballots in November.
Barbara Ehrenreich argues that women should own up to our abortions in her New York Times column. We can begin doing so by wearing a beautiful "I Had an Abortion" T-shirt made available by Planned Parenthood -- the T-shirt denounced by anti-abortion right-wing groups. The designer of the T-shirt, Jennifer Baumgardner, is also "making a documentary called I Had an Abortion that features women who don't regret having abortions."
What is evil about voting third party? A feeling of wasting your vote. Well,
voting in a tyrant isn't a very good use of the vote.
Barriers to research and claims of suppressed data sully interactions between researchers and the Bush administration.
As progressives, we know that the democratic party does not offer a real alternative to the military-industrial complex, a class-based society segregated by wealth and privelege, or even a foreign policy seemingly grounded in imperialism. In spite of those very dark truths, here is why you should vote for Kerry.
By Edward Campbell
TUCSON (Al-Masakin) — Officials for the Islamic Center of Tucson (ICT) and Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Arizona met with FBI officials in Tucson July 29 to discuss the recent questioning of members of the Muslim communities in Phoenix and Tucson.
Please help Tom Ridge! In the new Amerika $175,700 a year doesn't buy what it once used to. How can we expect him to pay a $784,800 mortgage and put 2 kids thru college? Take a look at his most recent financial disclosure reports, filed in early 2003, showed he owned between $122,000 and $787,000 in stocks and funds, including modest ownership in the Walt Disney Co., General Electric, Nike, Oracle Corp. and Microsoft Corp. Pathetic! Obviously, this man needs OUR help! So please, I beg you! Open your hearts and your wallets and give generously to this shell of a once proud man and his family. Let's empower him so he can get back to the important business of snooping around the public libraries to see what we've been reading. Please $upport Tom Ridge!
Antiwar activists who support Kerry should stop hitting themselves.
In May of 1996, 60 Minutes aired an interview with Madeline Albright, who at the time was Clinton"s UN Ambassador. Correspondent Leslie Stahl said to Albright, "We have heard that a half million children have died. I mean, that's more children than died in Hiroshima. And -- and you know, is the price worth it?" Democracy Now bumped into Albright yesterday and asked for her response. [includes rush transcript]
"The United States is extraordinarily gifted in creating monsters like Frankenstein. Then one fine day they discover that these Frankensteins are dreadful.. Since the Second World War, there hasn't been a catastrophe comparable to the US attack against Iraq.."
Sing to the tune of the "Beverly Hillbillies":
This summer, thousands of people are coming to New York City to protest the Republicans. The Anarchist World's Fair will provide many opportunities for newcomers to connect with the local anarchist scene.
The FBI lied to you when they said protesters planning to attend the anti-DNC marches in Boston were plotting to attack the media. The DNC is now complete and not a single report of an attack against the media has surfaced. Had such an attack occurred, it is doubtless that the media would have hyped it. No such attack occurred. Here is an article instigated by the FBI concerning the alleged plot by protesters to terrorize the media: Nets warned of threat.
A seasoned staffer on one of the military appropriations committees described Kerry deprecatingly to me as "the ghost senator; around here he doesn't count for anything."
I'm sure everybody felt very safe with the city of Boston turned into a mini-police state during the DNC. I'm sure New Yorkers will feel even safer with NYPD's security tactics when the Republicans come to town in September.
Hail, the Conquering War Criminal Comes!
At the Press Conference, which followed the vote on the Resolution, Commissioner Eric Sten stated that "the Portland City Council unanimously passed a resolution in which we asked President Bush and the Administration to reconsider a plan which was recently announced."
Better cowboy up ya'll! Yee Haw!!! Vote for Bush bin Ladin! 4 more years! 4 more years! 4 more years! These oil guys are going to have one HELL of a party at the Republican National Convention!
It's interesting to watch the way that CNN, Fox, NBC, and the rest of the mainstream media these days...
"He gave a very impressive speech, but it's important to remember how carefully staged these speeches are..."
"He did a great job of trying to outplay the right to the right..."
"Kerry... A whole bunch of gibberish..."
"It sounded like a temp agency saying 'Help is on the way.'"
"This paranoid, Michael Mooer mentality..."
This is professional, objective journalism????
Nixon never sweated this bad!
...actually, I'm not and I'm having a hard time staying awake. He's a boring speaker. It's better than he's sounded in the past. He's really trying to be exciting and pump up the crowd at tonight's pep rally Boston, but he's no Jesse Jackson. Good thing he's taking on a bumbling fool, who doesn't read much and can't deliver his lines.
a personal note from camille hankinsa regarding her arrest on july 18, 2004
*****Cross Post Freely******
True Patriots are those who Speak Out Against
Injustice & Oppression
Protect Freedom of Speech & Assembly
WASHINGTON (AP) - A government scientist finishing a candy bar on her way into a subway station where eating is prohibited was arrested, handcuffed and detained for three hours by transit police.
The way leading right wing operatives often conduct their personal lives is also emblematic of the emptiness of the conservative agenda. And this week, their tiresome values charade once again has been shattered.
Environmental arson sentence draws gasps
Supporters of former group member, given 3-1/2 years for role in fires, say the prison term is too harsh
Back in the days of my youth we often used the parlance of those that were dull, "He doesn't know shit from shinola." Check out our pResident:
Youth Activist Conference
Information officer Andy Adame, from the Border Patrol Tucson sector says, "I guarantee it's not true."
However, seasoned Border Patrol field agents have shared some disturbing information with the Tumbleweed as well as other civilian sources with the hope the information will make it to the general public. The Tumbleweed has verified information that a flood of middle-eastern males have been caught entering the country illegally east of Douglas, Arizona. The increased patrols in the Huachuca Mountains area of Cochise County, seems to have diverted the flow of OTM's, "other than Mexicans" east to the Chiricahua Mountains.
Dumb cops follows orders that make no sence.
Idiot money hungry pigs
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