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scg 22.01.2013 02:04
(video) The Death Throes of the United States
Spade Spoke 20.01.2013 13:15
Liberals Are Being Dishonest On Gun Control
There are few things more dangerous to a nation's citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people. Tyrants should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no restrictions on their selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was a notion that common people should have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially their own who could turn on them). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.

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Cris Ericson 17.01.2013 17:13
Boys Will Be Boys: Obama's Kill List
POTUS Do we need to know a lot more about the man President Obama's mother lived with during President Obama's most formative boyhood years of ages 3 to 7,
in order to understand President Obama's "Kill List"?

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Cris Ericson 16.01.2013 21:09
Has the C.I.A. Strayed Too Far From It's "Mission"?
Obama's Budget 2013 Could American Taxpayers file a lawsuit, perhaps, against the C.I.A, for fraud in a fiduciary capacity for using Federal taxpayer dollars for an activity, killing children and innocent civilians with un-manned Drone Strikes, that is NOT listed in their official "Mission" statement?

Do we have a Feral U.S. Government Budget or do we have a Federal U.S. Government Budget?

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it might get loud 16.01.2013 17:36
(video) A message to the main stream media
marc 16.01.2013 14:44
Free Internet Book: "The Future of the Welfare State," Ireland, 2010
Happy Martin Luther King Day! The state has a social nature and can't be only a power and security state. The social state seems to have capsized into the activating or punishing state. Thirty-years of neoliberal restructuring gave every privilege to capital and resulted in generalized insecurity, mistrust, privatization, deregulation and currency speculation.

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jsd 16.01.2013 13:47
POLITICO: Fox News hires Dennis Kucinich as a contributor
Fox News has signed former Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich as a regular contributor, the network announced on Wednesday.

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Systemic Disorder 16.01.2013 09:26
The high cost of new and improved
A relentless push to induce more consumer purchases is endemic. The weight and size of what we buy is bigger. And it is wrapped up in ever more packaging. The social costs of all this unnecessary consumption are high, and are paid for in environmental destruction.

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Albrecht von Luecke 15.01.2013 05:57
George Orwell in the Government: The Rich Come from the Poor
In Germany as in the US, the rightwing insists poverty is not a question of money but a question of attitude and therefore of one's own making. Thirty years of neoliberal restructuring gave every advantage and privilege to capital and led to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Falling real wages are an expression of structural improvements on labor market.

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Daniel Tanura 14.01.2013 05:40
Barry Commoner (1917-2012)
The economic theory of socialism does not demand an unlimited growth. The capitalist agrarian economy and industry wear out the two exclusive sources of wealth: the earth and workers. Barry Commoner pleaded for a radical modification of the economic system in general and socialism in particular. Capitalist accumulation and the finite earth are in contradiction.

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ron russ 11.01.2013 15:00
Fire the U.S. Congress for Treason: How Many Blatant Favors for AIPAC?
How many times will U.S. elected Representatives of the U.S. House and Senate have to kiss Israel's ass, and in how many ways, before "our" country will build a true national security team—that is one actually focused on U.S. security and not primarily on Israel's? It is bad enough when Jewish-Americans politicians (with more substantive allegiance to Israel than the U.S.) like junior Senator Ben Cardin for Maryland, claiming his decision on whether Chuck Hagel will be a good Secretary of Defense resides on whether he is onboard with Israel's/AIPAC's agenda of having war with Israel's enemy Iran (at least as backup force); or NY Senator Chuck Schumer equivocating about not "feeling" comfortable with voting for Hagel because of some of Hagel's past attitudes; but even more so with suck-ups like Lindsey Graham giving about the best ass-kissing one could expect (to think some confederates once had some principle of pride and independence).

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Systemic Disorder 09.01.2013 09:57
Never mind! IMF now says austerity mistakes don’t matter
IMF paper says damage wrought by austerity much greater than expected, but it should continue anyway.

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IDOM posted by Cort Greene 09.01.2013 06:10
Venezuela: the Campaign of the Opposition is provoking a Revolutionary Backlash
Bolivarian revolution

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Hartmut Rosa 09.01.2013 05:43
Idiot Game
Capitalism or private property is not the cause but the product, the result, the necessary consequence of alienated labor.. No person needs 400 times his neighbor. They play even if it ruins them; they play even when it destroys their families, undermines social bonds and destroys the ecological basis of life. It is high time for the left to pull the motivation plug.

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Melanie Muehl 07.01.2013 07:34
Crisis in Greece
In Greece, the functioning society was undermined until it finally collapsed. The crisis has destroyed the social state. A person becomes a kind of predatory wild animal in dramatic situations as now seen in Greece. He only sees himself and his own survival. Sheer necessity drives him to folly. Egoism replaces solidarity.

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Internationalist Group 06.01.2013 20:17
New issue of The Internationalist is out
The Internationalist November-December 2012 24 pages of revolutionary Trotskyist views you can't get anywhere else, US$0.50. Subscriptions by mail US$10. For copies contact your local Internationalist supporter, call 212-460-0983 (New York City) or 971-282-7903 (Portland, OR), or write to  internationalistgroup@msn.com. Send literature requests and payment to Mundial Publications, Box 3321 Church Street Station, New York, NY 10008 USA.

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International Youth and Students for Social Equality 05.01.2013 19:12
Tsar to Lenin film showing - January 30th Portland Central Library
Tsar to Lenin The IYSSE and Socialist Equality Party present a free showing of Tsar to Lenin at the Multnomah County Public Library - Central Branch on January 13 (Sunday) at 1PM. *****This is a free event.

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Internationalist Group 05.01.2013 17:17
Why We Defend the ILWU and All Workers
In recent weeks, a showdown has loomed on U.S. docks between the shipping bosses and port workers that has rattled the capitalist ruling class. On the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts, the International Longshoreman's Association prepared to strike container shipping while the employers threatened to lock out 14,500 ILA members. On the West Coast, the grain shippers been demanding a giveback contract from the International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU), which would effectively bypass the union hiring hall, slash workers' vital safety protections and gut union power. Yet in the midst of the Northwest grain battle, an Occupy activist, Peter Little, publishes an article vociferously arguing against the call to defend the ILWU. While posing as ultra-left, this policy if actually carried out would aid the employers who are hell-bent on destroying ILWU union power on the waterfront. Blaming sellouts on the nature of unions lets the bureaucrats off the hook. We in the Internationalist Group say: All those who stand with the exploited and oppressed must come to the defense of the ILWU in this fight. And that defense includes forthrightly opposing the capitulations and betrayals by the labor bureaucracy which sells out vital union gains in the vain hope of an impossible "cooperation" with capital, endangering the workers organizations they preside over.

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Sandy Polishuk, History of Social Justice Organizing 05.01.2013 14:34
Panel on the origins of the Portland Women’s Movement January 24th
Please join us for The Portland Women's Movement, Part I: Origins, History of Social Justice Organizing's first program for 2013. The panel will feature Maureen Gray Hudson, Kathleen Saadat and Susan Stoner. Sandy Polishuk will moderate.

Find us in room 328 Smith Center at Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway on
Thursday, January 24 at 7pm. The program will be free as usual.

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ML 31.12.2012 18:40
Differences Between Maoism & Marxism-Leninism
Cultural Revolution: Mao proclaimed that capitalist ideology, liberalism, and other bourgeois cultures are not fully removed from society through socialist revolution and that class struggle against these detrimental features of capitalism are continued in one form or another throughout the socialist stage of development. Maoism states the method for dealing with bourgeois culture is through "cultural revolution," in which, according to their theory, the masses are mobilized to spread communist ideology in order to reduce capitalistic or feudalistic culture.

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Gary Ghost 26.12.2012 15:39
Letter to All Americans About Gun Control from an Independent Dissident
Guns are an effective form of human violence, which is why they are so often employed in both war and crime. They are dangerous and deadly. Reasons for their existence are not always, or even often, noble. They kill. This is to say we human animals kill—and nowhere more so than for political reasons—such as a nation venturing abroad for purported reasons to exact war against terrorists, etc. (while not ironically understanding that war is terrorism). And yet there is something "more" dangerous than weapons and that is politics itself (that history reminds us over and over again). Guns do "not" exist in a vacuum—they are artifacts built for and by a corrupt species of creature. No government ever—no matter how much naïve trust by blind patriotism exist—should be trusted to the point citizens just hand over their right to defend themselves from those in power. ALL forms of government are corruptible, and so are ALL forms of institution. This government (and especially both major political parties and their lobby cronies), if not thoroughly corrupt, is still too corrupt—including its capacity to violate human rights. Banning of guns (or other Constitutional rights) here in the United States must be understood within these recent radical changes that have happened especially since 9/11. It could be the equivalent of giving Mafia thugs your last weapons.

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kz 20.12.2012 17:31
Primitivists sound out about shootings
KWVA Anarchy Radio from this week

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Lance Selfa, 20.12.2012 17:14
The "fiscal cliff" fraud
Lance Selfa, author of The Democrats: A Critical History [1], unravels the myths circulating about the January 1 "fiscal cliff"--and explains what's really at stake.

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Systemic Disorder 19.12.2012 10:47
Speculators trade in two weeks what the world makes in a year
The gargantuan size of the financial industry gives its largest players the power to dictate to the world's governments.

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Jorge Martin posted by Cort greene 17.12.2012 10:21
Venezuela regional elections: PSUV candidates win 20 out of 23 states
Bolivarian revolution continues,Socialism is the way forward

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Kilusan (KPD) 15.12.2012 17:17
Communique of the 4th Congress of the Movement for National Democracy - Philippines
The Kilusan sa Pambansang Demokrasya (Movement for National Democracy) successfully held its Fourth National Congress in the City of Baguio on November 28-30, 2012 with the theme: Assiduously conduct political and organizational consolidation! Expose and Oppose Imperialism and Neocolonialism! Persevere in the Fight for National Democracy.

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dude 10.12.2012 19:35
Kitzhaber Speacial Session What?
Slave Revolt Executive Fascist

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Systemic Disorder 05.12.2012 16:08
Stagnation, not growth, is the norm for mature capitalism
The dynamics of a mature capitalist economy result in stagnation and financialization, creating deepening inequality.

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Ingmar Kuppmann 28.11.2012 18:46
Unconditional Basic Income is not a Wrong Way: Book Review
Every step at preventing poverty is also a step at strengthening consumer demand. Steps toward basic income can achieve that change of distribution demanded in the book. Steps toward a basic income can also be understood as a learning process. The economic possibilities and consequences of a gradually increasing uncoupling of income and benefits become clear.

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Joseph Kendzierski 26.11.2012 07:13
Reconcile and reduce
Workshop offers in-depth look at federal budget and how to fix it

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FalseFlagUSa 21.11.2012 01:40
49 years since the state-sponsored assassination of President John F. Kennedy--11/22/63
Who killed Kennedy and most importantly WHY? Why the cover-up is still so important and what we must do about it.

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rAT 19.11.2012 11:35
How Twinkies Destroyed the American Economy
Good Riddance! Good Riddance to Hostess Twinkies- The Junkiest Junk Food of All- and the direct cause of our financial collapse

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blues 17.11.2012 22:40
The Um, Other Side
The world is NOT simple. We would want it to be. But it is not. Therefor I present to you — Uncle Joe

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David Roberts 15.11.2012 09:18
There’s Not Gonna Be a Carbon Tax
The idea of a carbon tax is going through one of its regular cycles of hype and excitement.

There was briefly a rumor that Obama was considering it, fueled by some random dude at HSBC Holdings, a bank in the U.K., but the administration has denied any such plans.

So let's be clear: It's not going to happen.

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Joe Anybody ((( i ))) 14.11.2012 07:36
The Grange: The Movement Overlooked -- WED 7PM in PDX
History of Social Justice Organizing's free presentation for will be on the history of the Grange (Not a casino!) and its surprisingly progressive agenda. This will take place on Wednesday, Nov 14, 7-8:30 pm at 236 Smith Center, Portland State University, 1825 SW Broadway.

The Grange has been the driving force behind improving transportation, waterways; rural postal delivery and how we vote. Additionally, it established cooperative stores and elevators.

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Dude 11.11.2012 17:22
How do Homes Explode?
Boom Two homes at least are flat and 80 homes damaged

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Rebecca Solnit 09.11.2012 06:37
Call it as it is
Now is the time to see that most of our problems are the result of the insatiable greed of the very few. And to say so, clearly and repeatedly. It's the only way to start changing towards reality

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Ted Grant/Lal Khan posted by Cort Greene 07.11.2012 16:00
Lal Khan *Bolshevik Revolution: 95 years on*
lessons for today

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Jose Maria Sison 07.11.2012 05:41
Development of Maoist Theory and Practice in the Philippines
The Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) was reestablished on the theoretical foundation of Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong Thought on 26 December 1968. Since 1995, it has officially used the term Maoism as synonym for Mao Zedong Thought. The adoption of the term is due to language alignment in relation to Marxism-Leninism rather than due to any change of meaning or line in relation to Mao Zedong Thought. Since 3 September 1993 in his message to the Symposium on Mao Zedong Thought in Manila, the founding chairman of the CPP has referred to adherents of Mao Zedong Thought as Maoists.

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Conrad Schuhler 05.11.2012 05:31
US Election: Electing the "Lesser Evil" Obama or an Alternative to Big Business
In his contempt for people who think they have a right to state assistance, Romney shows himself to be a reactionary capitalist who slept through or represses a whole epoch of human development. In the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the human right to food, health care, housing and social security was explicitly emphasized (Article 25).

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repost from LA-IMC 04.11.2012 18:42
California, vote yes on nothing!!!
California, vote yes on nothing!!!

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Kathy Ging, M.A. 03.11.2012 18:45
Judyth Baker, Lee Oswald's lover, speaks PORTLAND Nov. 12 + tour of Me and Lee (free)
Judyth Vary Baker, lover of alleged John F. Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, makes a rare public presentation in Portland, OR, Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m. debunking the JFK lone assassin theory. Involved as a student in cancer research, she was invited into a program to experiment with cancer as a biological weapon. She was then forced to abandon her academic career after writing a protest letter about the virus being used to kill a mental patient. She will present information that will help to clear the name of Oswald. She was featured in THE LOVE AFFAIR, The Men Who Killed Kennedy, History Channel. In 2012, 49th anniversary of JFK's assassination, Thanksgiving, Nov. 22, she will speak also at Roxy Theater, San Francisco, with son of E. Howard Hunt, Saint John Hunt, who was told about the real JFK assassins and motives before his father died; other panelists also speaking.

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Dude 03.11.2012 09:52
GOP supress Tax Report
Out for Truth Interesting fact suppressed-No correlation between job and economic growth and tax cuts at top earner tax cuts.

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Systemic Disorder 02.11.2012 11:32
Not so fast: The contradictions in China’s capitalist rise
Let's not hold our breaths just yet — China is not nearly capable today of becoming the new capitalist center. Its military and economy are much too small.

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sandy 01.11.2012 21:57
OCCUPY is BACK in NY
Will Super Stuper End? Sandy brings back the occupy movement.

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wb 28.10.2012 14:58
NSC: Americans 8× More Likely To Be Killed By Police, Than Terrorist
the National Safety Council has noted that Americans are 8 times more likely to die at the hands of a police officer, than by acts of a 'terrorist'.

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Bill Write 27.10.2012 12:38
The Demonization of Dissent in the United States
On Oct. 3rd, 2012 Wired.Com's (or Wired Magazine's) Danger Room came out with Spencer Ackerman's story of a leaked although unclassified U.S. Army "chart" that lists indicators and behaviors for identifying people who are supposedly becoming radicalized to terrorist potential. But what is so startling about this Army's presumptively rational analysis (more like propagandic analysis) is its broad categorization of symptoms for identifying those thought alienated enough to become potential terrorist material.

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Atenea Jiménez Lemon posted by Cort Greene 27.10.2012 04:22
Comrade Chavez, on Communes-Ask the People
statement by The National Network of Communards and *Translated by Rachael Boothroyd for Venezuelanalysis.com*

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William Wraithwrite 25.10.2012 15:31
The Demonization of Dissent in the United States
On Oct. 3rd, 2012 Wired.Com's (or Wired Magazine's) Danger Room came out with Spencer Ackerman's story of a leaked although unclassified U.S. Army "chart" that lists indicators and behaviors for identifying people who are supposedly becoming radicalized to terrorist potential. But what is so startling about this Army's presumptively rational analysis (more like propagandic analysis) is its broad categorization of symptoms for identifying those thought alienated enough to become potential terrorist material.

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