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Manifesto for a Post-Materialist Science (tags)

We are a group of internationally known scientists, from a variety of scientific fields (biology, neuroscience, psychology, medicine, psychiatry), who participated in an international summit The summit was co-organized by Gary E. Schwartz, PhD and Mario Beauregard, PhD,

Ask Yourself: What Did I Do For The Third Temple Today? (tags)

Why Wait, Build The 3rd Temple Now!

Ask Yourself: What Did I Do For The Beit HaMikdash Today? (tags)

TIME TO REBUILD THE THIRD TEMPLE IN JERUSALEM!

Anti-Mall '16: Buy Back the Farm! / Stop DAPL / Free Peltier (tags)

The winter 2016 Anti-Mall was in solidarity with Stop the Dakota Pipeline and Buy Back the Farm! (and there were multiple ways for guests to support them). Clemency for Leonard Peltier was also promoted. And as always, the Anti-Mall was a chance for shoppers to put their money into the activist-artist community and practice sustainable living (e.g., repairing more and throwing away less).

Video: Things to Come (tags)

1100 free movies are ours on www.openculture.com. How can you be hard-nosed with 1100 free movies?

Kurt Vonnegut's 7 Pieces of Advice (tags)

The mind of Kurt Vonnegut, like the protagonist of his best-known novel Slaughterhouse-Five, must have got “unstuck in time” somewhere along the line. How else could he have managed to write his distinctive brand of satirical but sincere fiction, hyper-aware of past, present, and future at once?

Liberated Political Prisoner Sekou Odinga Speaks Out (tags)

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

IRVINE - In an unassuming classroom somewhere on the UCI campus, about 80 people, most of them students, gathered to hear the words of the recently-released Black Liberation Army prisoner Sekou Odinga, imprisoned for 33 years for his role in the 1979 emancipation of BLA soldier Assata Shakur.

Odinga is on tour speaking to students and community members, not only to tell his story, but also to encourage others to work to free US-held political prisoners and prisoners of war. This Wednesday's lecture was just one of a series that included colleges in Los Angeles, Orange County, and Santa Barbara, as well a presentation to the community at the South Central Library on Saturday.

The presentation on Wednesday was preceded by a video about political prisoners from the Black Liberation Struggle, and then some words from a professor.

Then Odinga took the mic.

Vigil for O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol-Ann Short, killed by racist terrorists in Fontana (tags)

January 23, 2016

FONTANA - A group of about 20 Fontana residents and local activists gathered yesterday evening outside of Randall Pepper Elementary School to commemorate the 1945 firebombing of the house owned by O'Day Short, an African-American targeted for racist violence for challenging white supremacy in the segregated city by daring to purchase a house on the south side of Baseline Avenue. Short, his wife Helen, and their two children Barry and Carol-Ann were all killed as a result of the December 16, 1945 firebombing. The incident, when eventually investigated, and even then only superficially, never led to any arrest or prosecution of any suspect, despite evidence pointing to death threats from the white real estate agent who sold the property and two white deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.1 The vigil lasted about an hour-and-a-half, and featured words from the attendees, political discussion, and prayer.

US Presidential Candidates Denigrate Muslims and Hugo Chavez (tags)

Trump and Sanders

US/Israeli Attempted Color Revolution in Lebanon? (tags)

Lebanon

Ockham's Razor (tags)

Pollution, wars, crime, terrorism, drugs, diseases, disasters, etcetera, are all related with each other and deliberately created with the same goal.

Greece: Approving Its Own Death Sentence (tags)

Greece

IMF: Greek Debt Untenable (tags)

Greece

EU Bashes "Russian Propaganda" (tags)

Russia

Troika Rejects Greek Bailout Extension (tags)

Greece

Washington and Kiev Willfully Sabotaging Minsk Agreement (tags)

Ukraine

Normandy Four in Paris (tags)

Ukraine

Deconstructing John Kerry's Big Lies in London (tags)

anti-war

Kerry Threatens Russia (tags)

anti-war

to the anarchists coming to atlanta (tags)

Remember the history of where you are going.

Presstitute Pro-War Chorus (tags)

Ukraine

West Intends More Heavy Weapons for Kiev's Battered Military (tags)

Ukraine

On Getting Rid of Standardized Testing (tags)

A comment on a blog post about eliminating standardized testing.

Heading for War with Russia? (tags)

anti-war

Tao Te Ching (tags)

The Tao Te Ching translation is by Derek Lin has survived millennia... it is the way of water

US Coup in Ukraine: Oliver Stone's Documentary (tags)

Ukraine

Thoughts on New Year's Eve (tags)

anti-war

Market Euphoria: The Mother of All Ponzi Schemes (tags)

markets

Straight Talk and Reflections (tags)

activism

Monied Interests Have Lots to Give Thanks For (tags)

Thanksgiving

Deadlocked Iran Nuclear Talks (tags)

Iran

Putin: Sanctions Violate International Law (tags)

sanctions

US Electoral Postmortems (tags)

elections

US Midterm Electoral Results (tags)

elections

America's Rogue Agenda (tags)

America

Lavrov on Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

MSM Misinformation on Ukraine's Parliamentary Electioms (tags)

Ukraine

Farcical Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections (tags)

Ukraine

2008 Redux? (tags)

economy

Saber Rattling Ahead of Resumed Ukraine Conflict (tags)

Ukraine

Argentina's Christina Fernandez de Kirshner's UN Address (tags)

predatory capitalism

Telling It Like It Is On Israel (tags)

Israel

Israeli Persecution of Palestinians Unrelated to Defense (tags)

Israel

Organized Labor in America Today (tags)

labor

8 Things to Know About the Iraq Crisis (tags)

We have options to support the people of Iraq, as well as tackle this crisis in a way that reflects America's best interests and 21st century realities. The US can work through the United Nations.

Kiev's War on Freedom (tags)

Ukraine

Bashing Putin's Diplomatic Proposal (tags)

Ukraine

Israeli Independence Produced Nakba Suffering (tags)

Israel

Stoking Confrontation with Russia (tags)

Ukraine

More Kerry Bullying, Bluster and Big Lies (tags)

Ukraine

An Event for All Musicians... and Bring Your Dad for FREE! (tags)

The swap meet for all things music is June 7, 2014.

Debunking Western Propaganda (tags)

Russia

Ukraine: Shaky Truce with Consequences (tags)

Ukraine

Western Manipulated Violence in Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine

Bracing for An Eventual Day of Reckoning (tags)

markets

Consumers Abandoning Healthcare.gov (tags)

healthcare

America's Economic Dark Side (tags)

class war

Washington Brinksmanship Masks Class War (tags)

class war

People Power Alone Can Save Us! (tags)

police stat

Obama's Cruise Missile Diplomacy (tags)

Syria

Sham Peace Talks Resume (tags)

Israel

Israeli Occupation Harshness Prevents Peace (tags)

Israel

Syrian Conflict Resolution: Stamp Out Terror (tags)

Syria

Remembering Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972) (tags)

activism

Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)

Detroit

Iranians Vote (tags)

Iran

High Noon in Cyprus (tags)

class war

The Sacrificial Lambs, the Innocent; Those That Got Caught In the Middle (tags)

The reason we as Americans are okay with giving a certain portion of our hard earned dollars towards foreign aid, is that we want to help those in need. There are certainly people around the world that need help financially, and we have all seen and read the stories. It's important to remember that we are blessed and fortunate to live in this great nation of ours. There are many more less than fortunate people living far below the standard of those in a Western nation, than those living at that level or even close to it. We often forget, but when the time comes, we are compassionate - most of us anyway.

Reroute It (tags)

There are all manner of things that get done with our tax payer cash. Countless. If we learned of them all just today, most voters would probably demand to elect entirely new representatives from entirely new parties. If the cable news network’s decided each to dedicate a full day to listing all the things they went to, each taking a separate day in successive order, there would be hell to pay. Just think of the things we know about that have had us so upset since 2003.

Why Do They Like Children? (tags)

Whenever we hear about sexual predators in our society we, desire to take action and hunt them, bring them to justice and get them off the streets. On the news often we hear of rings of such people getting busted. Sometimes it's the internet and child pornographers, etc. Sometimes it's closer to home. Either way, we're glad they're busted, exposed and off the streets. We consider that a high priority for law enforcement, wouldn't you agree? The safety, welfare and protection of our kids comes first and foremost, prior to anything else. We feel it in the pit of our stomachs, instinctively, whether we have kids or we don't, we must make them safe.

Praying To God for Help with Satan's Work (tags)

There are all kinds of reasons that people call upon their God for help. Often the best are for those inner reasons that are needed to help us with personal matters like work, our children, our loved ones, our health and the many basic decent things in life that from time to time can benefit from a little blind faith. We don't all believe in a God or a higher power and more and more of us believe this is about it, feeling you're born, you die - that's a that. Though many believe it's just an “opiate for the masses,” I feel that just because I don't believe in another's view, there is no harm, and in fact I've personally seen how it can be very helpful to people struggling with things like addictions, etc, though I never had that issue myself.

Bob Avakian Interviewed on the Michael Slate Show (tags)

The first segment of the new five-part interview of Bob Avakian by Michael Slate hit the airwaves on Friday, January 11, 10 am PST on the Pacifica radio station KPFK (Los Angeles, 90.7 FM). New installments will run on the next four Fridays, same time. The interview can be caught live online at www.kpfk.org. And each part will be available for download shortly after airing, at revcom.us and the KPFK audio archives.

It's a Business (pt 2) (tags)

Money can so easily change circumstances. Just a little bit can help ease the stress of worrying about how the rent or mortgage will be paid on any given month. A small amount extra can make the difference between getting your kid what they need for school or not, like a new or even used computer or some school clothes. With just a few extra in the way of cash, there may not have to be the monthly juggling act of figuring which bills to pay and which to put off. And making up such seemingly miniscule increments of ground regarding getting current on bills and/or debt can really help take a load off a person's mind, if only until the next paycheck. Most of us have been there, and if not probably will at some point or another in life.

Forced Regression (tags)

People navigating unusually trying circumstances often need to dig deep to come up with responses and solutions to those predicaments that are equally unconventional, in order to effectively navigate those circumstances. There are so many ways we can be tried in life, and not one of us experiences the exact same test, or experiences a duplicate test exactly the same way another person’s does. Individual and singular, there will always be something peculiar to who we are that is introduced into everything we do. Dealing with adversity is no different, and it can bring about new responses to situations many others have previously been through, due to our uniqueness as individuals.

Greece Suppresses Free Expression (tags)

tyranny

Fed Panic (tags)

class war

Mitt and Mormonism: Does It Matter? (tags)

Romney

Volunteer in Spain to work with children like orphanage and teaching (tags)

Volunteering work abroad adds vital experience to your resume and that itself is an edge over 1000 other people.

Capitalism Failed (tags)

class war

How Is All That In The Interest Of US Taxpayers? (tags)

Our democracy here in America has brought many positive things. It has brought positive things for Americans and for people living abroad. It has inspired others to try and have a more equal and free system of government in their own nations. It has inspired the best and the brightest from other nations to come to our nation seeking a better life for themselves, thus contributing something to their lives and to our nation. Positive things no doubt.

Is There A Way You Can Please Get Hurt? (tags)

For anyone going through harassment, it can be the most isolating and trying experience. If sustained for long enough, it has a way of driving home the point that when it comes down to it in this world we come in alone and go out alone. Even those we consider to be the best of friends may make a swift exit if the heat and pressure get intense enough. It will test what you're made of without a doubt.

When Everyday Russians Knew the Communists Were Failing (tags)

Growing up my parents kept people from all different ethnicities, races, religions, backgrounds, etc as friends. They tried not to discriminate, as they didn't want others to discriminate against them or their children. They had friends from Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, South America and of course America. They allowed people into their home from different backgrounds and were allowed into the homes of others. On the street we lived we were the first non-all white family; my mom being British, my dad being from India and our neighborhood predominantly Sicilian.

Ed’s Aren't As Powerful As You Might Think They Are (tags)

When I was a student at the University of Connecticut between the years of 2003 and 2006 I had the opportunity to view an aspect of the way our tax dollars get spent up close and personal. I saw this, though I wasn't meant to, and the way things were to unfold, there certainly couldn't have been any script, none that got adhered to anyway. Like anyone else, I got upset about certain things I was to see with regards to where my tax dollars went from time to time if I saw something on the news. Up until that point though, it was never enough to pinpoint one specific thing and connect it to tax dollars. But while at the University of Connecticut, I learned just how our dollars can be burned up uselessly without a care and how people on the taxpayer dime can take advantage of the system, responsibility, position and money they've been granted.

BBC Wages Propaganda War on Syria (tags)

BBC

What We Want Them to Say, What They Want Them to Do (tags)

Money is a strong pull, there can be no denying that. There are few people that can resist its lure. I don't refer to money to purchase the basic necessities; there is almost no other way to get those in the world we live. I mean beyond that – after people have the necessities taken care of. The draw of a little more comfort, convenience or even luxury that only money can provide causes people to move towards the cash before they even know they've taken the steps. It's part of being human.

When The Shop Keepers Join The Revolt! (tags)

When the shop keepers join the revolt things must be very bad indeed.

Trump Cards, Fig Leafs and Ludicrous Insinuations (tags)

For people going through harassment and discrimination within a structured environment like a job, school, religious organization, etc it can be a nerve wracking experience. This is especially true at first, as the person being harassed will feel as if they are suddenly being treated in a way they didn't expect. It can feel harsh and emotionally jarring. There can be stress caused not only by the harassing and discriminatory actions themselves, but also by the psychological toll. By emotional toll I mean the worrying, the stressing over what happened and the emotional toll caused by being unsure about what will come next.

Mushy Center (tags)

In politics the tendency for candidates to move to the center when things get tough for them has become increasingly popular. The move helps them to side step and deflect heat coming at them from things that they have done or that have been done to them causing their popularity to wane. It also can appease a segment of folks that typically are not their constituency when members of their own base are looking at them unfavorably in hopes of making up lost ground regarding supporters. Come election time this can be especially important as it can help garner support. However, this still requires strong support from at least most of your base, and when they are fed up with a politician it is usually a good idea to get them behind that person to have not only guaranteed votes, but so as to look as if you are who you say you are. Bizarre schizophrenic personality shifts that try and say “I am no longer the person I was just four years ago” can seem – off.

Proof Is What Counts (tags)

Politicians have a tendency to make promise upon promise come election time, and that's to be expected. They are competing with one another and that competition brings about the need to discuss those things they would like to come to pass as though they already have come to pass. It seems to bring about the need to discuss what they most wanted to happen as if it actually had occurred, whether it has or not. The competition tends to bring about the need to blame the other person instead of confessing some of your own faults.

Why the Establishment is Terrified of Ron Paul (tags)

It’s fascinating to watch the long knives coming out for Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul, now that according to some mainstream polls he has become the front-running candidate in the Jan. 3 GOP caucus race in Iowa, and perhaps also in the first primary campaign in New Hampshire.

Mary's Revolt for Life (tags)

The civilization made and guided by men seriously threatens survival on the earth. The song of Christmas is not a sweet lullaby but a feminine rebellion against the world of death worshipers. The gifts of this earth do not belong to us.

Commons - Taking Charge of Things (tags)

The capitalist market economy develops more and more into a crisis economy. Capitalism is not a totality. Everything we need has never been transacted over the market, for example the whole informal economy in developing countries and the unpaid work in families.

The Way She Sees It: Jamala Rogers in San Diego (tags)

Jamala Rogers, columnist for the African-American weekly St. Louis American since 1994 and co-chair of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, spoke in San Diego November 15 to promote her book, "The Best of 'The Way I See It,'" a compilation of her columns. Among them are a ringing defense of Queer rights and a series denouncing the government response to Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath as anti-Black genocide.

Agents Provocateurs at Protests (tags)

Agents Provocateurs - what and who they are.

Occupy L.A. - UPDATED HOW TO DONATE - what is needed now (tags)

Occupy L.A. - HOW TO DONATE - UPDATED - what is needed right now - Supplies List, Food List, How to Donate Money

Occupy L.A.- HOW TO DONATE (tags)

Occupy L.A. needs donations of food, supplies, and money. This post tells exactly what is needed and how to deliver it.

Parker Jaques: Bisexual, Binary and Proud! (tags)

Parker Jaques isn't the usual sort of interviewee who gets featured in a Queer publication. That's why I wanted to interview him for the cover story in the September 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine. He doesn't have a traumatic, breast-beating coming-out story to tell. He wasn't Queer-bashed in school because his mother encouraged him to fight back if anyone tried it. He's proud of his identity not only as a Bisexual but as a gender-identified male, and he has such withering contempt for people (like the August 2011 Zenger's cover person, Red) who call themselves "non-binary" -- neither male nor female -- that once we started discussing that subject it was hard to get him to talk about anything else. That's why I call him "Bisexual, Binary and Proud!"

When Getting Outpaced, Just Say We Won (tags)

If you ever find yourself in a position where you are targeted for harassment at your workplace, school or any other place and choose to stick things out, it may be helpful at times to read what others have to say about their experiences; their stories and the like. No matter how seemingly similar or dissimilar they may or may not appear at first, listen to or read it if possible. There may be bits and pieces to connect with or integrate into your own survival toolbox and sets of strategies for survival. They may not display immediately obvious applications to your situation, but later on could open up as things that are helpful with regards to implementing towards your own survival experience.

EMDR ? the documentary film (tags)

Interview with filmmaker Michael Burns on his new film EMDR.

RED: "Non-Binary" Person Rejects Male/Female Gender Duality (tags)

Red, who works at San Diego's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center, identifies themselves as non-binary: that is, neither male nor female but somewhere in a "cloud" of genders that rejects the idea that there are only two human gender identities, male and female. They gave an interview for the August 2011 Zenger's Newsmagazine in which they (you refer to a non-binary person as "they," "them" or "theirs" even if you're only referencing one individual) explained these new, unfamiliar concepts of gender that are beyond the experience of most people, including most Transgender people. Red and Zenger's editor/publisher Mark Gabrish Conlan discussed how both gender identity and sexual orientation are far more complex and fluid than either the straight or the Queer mainstream is willing to acknowledge.

Video: Ha-Joon Chang - "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism" (tags)

Ha-Joon Chang is a professor of economics at Cambridge and author of "Bad Samaritans" and "23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism." This eight-part interview is presented by www.therealnews.com.

Michael Sol: Queer Leatherman Explores Intimacy and Sadism (tags)

Michael Sol, Leatherman extraordinaire and candidate for Mr. Los Angeles Leather this weekend (March 26-27), is giving a demonstration of the Japanese rope bondage art, shibari, at the Joyce Beers Community Center, Vermont Street between Terra and Aladdin Restaurants in Hillcrest, Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. at an event sponsored by the San Diego League of Gentlemen. In this interview, published in the April 2011 issue of Zenger's Newsmagazine, Sol talks extensively about his interests in Leather and so-called "edge play," and the distinction he draws between romantic intimacy and power exchanges. He also discusses the thin line between exercise and martial art, and between consensual S/M and the kinds of torture practiced on unwilling victims in places like Abu Ghraib.

Joshua Napier: Singer, Songwriter, Queer Activist Brings Passion to His Music (tags)

The first thing you’ll notice when you hear Joshua Napier sing is the sheer emotion and passion he projects with his music. Napier sings with an edgy intensity that makes you identify with him and his songs. What’s more, though he’s a political activist and writes topical songs, he has the knack of the best activist songwriters of combining the personal with the political and creating pieces that reflect his beliefs instead of hitting you over the head with them. Napier is equally passionate off-stage. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised by a single mother, he was out as Gay in high school. One of the reasons he came to San Diego was to find an activist community with which he could work. Active as the membership chair of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.), he recently left that group’s board to join the board of Activist San Diego (ASD) because he wanted to work with a group that isn’t just focused on Queer issues. Catch him wherever you can — at fundraisers, coffeehouse gigs or the “Redfest” event of politically aware music he’s planning for this summer.

Making Monsters (tags)

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The Search for Solid Leadership (tags)

Since learning about fabricated evidence to send this nation’s men and women into harm’s way, our nation’s voters have been on a quest to find something more meaningful in our elected officials. We swept Democrats onto office, and the majority feel they are either still waiting for the change promised, interested in breaking things up a little or ready to give things back to the GOP. The polls and predictions from CNN, FOX, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, the New York Times, Washington Post and the list goes on, all predict the House will switch hands to GOP control, and the Senate, they say, may very well do the same.

Spider Man 4 art director molests Transgender rock star (tags)

Spider Man 4 art director molests transgender rock star

Trying To Bend Both Ways (tags)

There really isn’t any way to say you stand staunchly against a position if you hope to remain credible for long - not in the eyes of the public. It’s like a person claiming to be fasting from food for the greater good passionately and openly, but then getting caught feasting on barbeque spare ribs and lo mein at the Chinese restaurant on the opposite side of town. It’s like the person claiming to be against drugs getting videotaped selling crystal meth. It’s like the human rights activist businessman getting caught using child labor. Whether to the right or the left of the political spectrum no one likes it.

Hypocrisy of PSL/ANSWER (tags)

General summary re: hypocrisy and double standards of PSL/ANSWER. (edited for clarity and errors)

Dealing with PSL and ANSWER #2 (tags)

General summation re PSL/ANSWER

Helicopter massacre is the Mai Lai of Iraq. (tags)

It must be exposed because the same is going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan every week.

Nazi Covenant - "With Hell are We at Agreement! (tags)

Samaria's Nazi Health Care; Killing You with Kindness - "Woe to Samaria!", for Samaria gets rich treating intentionally induced illnesses! (Amos 6:1)

two wheels standing up for rights (tags)

Things to do after being snubbed by a car

Going Postal (tags)

Joe Stark is a symptom of our unbearable way of life.

EARTH FIRST ORGANIZERS' CONFERENCE and WINTER RENDEZVOUS (tags)

The Earth First! Organizers’ Conference (OC) and Winter Rendezvous (Rondy) will be held in the beautiful mountains of Santa Barbara. Traditionally, this conference is a time for members of radical environmental campaigns to come together to discuss ideas and strategies, ideally creating a stronger, more unified front. We expect this year’s gathering to help connect and strengthen existing campaigns within the movement, as well as look at how current social and political trends impact the biosphere in increasingly devastating ways. We hope the conference will inform and inspire new comrades to join the struggle in defense of the Earth—along with eating good food and doing a bunch of hootin’ and hollerin’!

Walter G. Meyer: Queer Youth Novel “Rounding Third” Is About More than Baseball (tags)

Queer author Walter G.Meyer has written a remarkable first novel, “Rounding Third.” At base it's a story of two middle American Gay teens who meet each other on the high-school baseball team in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. But it’s also an intensely moving, often heart-rending tale of the terror under which Queer youth still grow up as well as the often surprising sources of support they find as they struggle with their identities. And, lest readers think this is a problem that we’ve grown beyond as a society, Meyer inserts modern communications technology — the Internet, cell phones, texting and iPods — to make sure readers know these are live issues in 2010 and not dimly remembered horrors of the 1950’s or 1970’s.

Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)

In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.

Steve Hadley: Council Candidate's Odyssey from Pulpit to Politics (tags)

San Diego City Council candidate Steve Hadley is considered an underdog because he doesn't have the party connections, name recognition or donor base of his opponents. But he's got a lot of assets; as the chief of staff for the Councilmember he's running to replace, Donna Frye, he's got her support and that of the community organizers and activists he's worked with as part of her office. He's also got a compelling personal story; he grew up in the Seventh Day Adventist church, pushed the church towards greater acceptance of equality for women and Queers, then left the ministry to study law and work in politics.

Gold Bugs and One World Government (tags)

Some musings on what I saw in the first Zeitgeist movie, and the gold bugs out there.

Barter Is Patriotic (tags)

"The story of American money, which occupies a period of about three centuries, began when the early settlers in New England carried on their fur trade with the indians through the use of wampum, which had been fashioned from mussel shells in the form of beads. Beaver skins, wampum, and in Virginia, tobacco, soon became the common accepted media of exchange for all other available commodities. The immigrants, in fact, had little use for coined money at first, but when traders arrived from foreign lands, coins were usually demanded in payment for goods." Opening Statement of the book "A Guidebook of United States Coins" 17th Edition, 1964 by R.S. Yeoman

Love Is The Answer (tags)

The Mastery of Life requires a sincere, complete and total belief in LOVE as being the answer to all questions and the solution to all problems - t

prediction for 2010 (tags)

Author Darrel Ray Lectures on “God Virus” (tags)

It’s not every atheist author who begins a lecture to promote his book with a bit of a fire-breathing Fundamentalist Christian sermon on the nature and ubiquity of human sin and the need to appeal to the Holy Spirit to be cleansed of it. But that’s what Darrel W. Ray did at the San Diego Public Library September 19 in an appearance sponsored by the Humanist Association of San Diego (HASD). A former believer, Ray discussed the total lack of logic in religious appeals and the way religions mimic the behavior of germs in spreading from person to person, use classic hypnotic techniques in their services, and inculcate guilt in their believers — especially about sex. Ray also mentioned ways rationalists can talk to belivers without immediately putting them on the defensive, and offered help for those who are — in his words — “recovering from religion.”

I can't get no...SATISFACTION! (tags)

THERE IS A PLACE FOR EVERY ABERRATION OF BEHAVIOR IMAGINABLE. But is that place for us? As individuals? We decide. NOONE ELSE. If it's not our thing why do it or bother to look at it? Curiousity

Connecting with your Spirit (tags)

The spirit inside of you came from The Divine Light. If you are alive, you have light inside of you, and that light is beautiful

2012 Revisited by Ralph Miller (tags)

Ralph Miller has worked with people from all over the world in an experiential journey which he calls Heart of the Initiate as a way for people to remember their "authentic selves

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after its inception, Alex Rivera's first dramatic feature opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

Alex Rivera Discusses His Film Sleep Dealer (tags)

Twelve years after conceiving Sleep Dealer, Alex Rivera's first feature film opens in major U.S. cities on Friday April 17 and may spread in ensuing weeks. Last week Rivera took questions from alternative media.

Radical Educator Bill Ayers speaks at Claremont Colleges (tags)

Monday, April 6, 2009 CLAREMONT, California - Bill Ayers, professor of education and co-founder of the radical antiwar organization the Weather Underground--labeled "domestic terrorists" by the FBI--spoke to a crowd of about 300 this evening about activism, Obama, and education. A recurring theme of his talk was the importance of movements (in contrast with the common emphasis on leadership) in bringing about social change, and his exhortation was that we in the audience participate in those movements.

Thoughts provoked by the comments of preachers at Oscar Grant's funeral (tags)

article published in Revolution on-line

Dave Lindorff: Kiss the Banks Goodbye and Refocus on Rebuilding the American People (tags)

"The point here is that if people aren't willing to spend money, then what good is it to give more money to banks and their shareholders, in hopes that they will start lending it?.."

Zapatista University Chapter 5: Science and Religion (tags)

Here’s another free science lesson for Third-World farmers. The complete book can be read on my site. The complete audio book is on my site now also, and the printed book can be ordered by mail. My Spanish isn’t good enough to translate a whole book, but I know there are plenty of people who can.

A Long Way to Go (tags)

In an effort to reconstruct after the defeats of the latest elections Republicans have been working to re-brand themselves. They have suffered from an association with the Bush – Cheney administration no doubt. The refusal of many Republicans to openly distance themselves from them during the elections surely contributed to this, but that’s not all. Now, Michael Steele, the new Chairman of the Republican National Committee wants to give the party “a hip hop make over.” That will be interesting.

Zapatista University Chapter 3: How Science Works (tags)

Any Third World farmer knows more about biology than the president of the United States, because farmers spend all day working with plants and animals. Here’s my ongoing series on the biology of imperial politics. The complete book can be read on my site. Feel free to translate it into Spanish or any other language.

Zapatista University Chapter 1: The World-Farm (tags)

Scientists have been hard at work figuring out what's gone wrong with humanity's relationship to the environment. But they never write books for the politically marginalized people who suffer the effects. So now I write science books for activists. The complete book can be found on my website.

2008 AntiMall (part 1) (tags)

". . . So the purpose is to support those communities in their struggles and not support things like Walmart and Target in our neighborhoods but really invest back into social change .” -- Laura Palomares

Psychological Sadism Without a Sense of Playfulness (tags)

Do they at the Puritanical Post think that some are not sick of their sanctimonious commentary on all things blonde and bimbo? You know there would have been no character attack had the stars of the show been say—black males—irrespective of any conceits on being sexually desirable or whether their behavior was crude. But I guess blondes, as attack “objects,” are eternally open game season for all things jealous and self-righteous? After all they do seem to get more then their share of attention?

lightworkers handbook (tags)

A Lightworker is a person who enjoys helping others; enjoys seeing people smile; enjoys seeing the light of realization on people's faces.

Eric McDavid - Update and Writing from Eric (tags)

Update on Eric and writing from him

THE GOLDEN RULE (tags)

Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is Enlightenment

Seven Major Ways We Lose Force (tags)

Want to manifest the things you desire in life? Learn to gather, maintain, and build your force!

Bad Code (tags)

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The Purpose of the Bush Administration (tags)

There is a mission to the madness.

A Contrarian View of iPod and Apple (tags)

They're doing it again.

the Visionary Report (inaugural post) (tags)

This is *the* inauguration of "the visionary report", a report whose author(s) wish to inspire people, in a regularly appearing way, beyond the same old again and towards evolutionary meaning and living in this world.

Doug Dowd's "At the Cliff's Edge - Part II" (tags)

a stinging indictment of US imperialism

Potential Future Hyperinflation (tags)

Potential economic trouble ahead.

"Immoral Hazard" (tags)

Economic troubles are broad, deep and worrisome.

Second Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes (tags)

This is the Invitation to your Global Rainbow Gathering of the Tribes. Please feel free to forward and/or post and/or publish to all appropriate people and places.

Fire and Rain! (tags)

A Forum Topix post also known as A Sh*thead War. (Jer. 6:14; 8:11) 5/10 "A Nation of Sh*theads" 5/11 Anthrax Canadian-style. 5/14 Fire? Rain? The Choice Remains!

Layoffs, Pink Slips, and A Plan to Take Back Washington (tags)

The sheer lack of representation in our government, Local, State, and Federal, has many up in arms as to what can be done. Here are just a few suggestions!

Eric Bidwell: "Revolutionary" Mayor for the Rest of Us (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine is proud to endorse 25-year-old "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor of San Diego.

Sandy Lareau: Informing and Entertaining the Modern Witch (tags)

This May 1 — Beltane in the Pagan holiday calendar — will see the debut of Modern Witch, a quarterly magazine aimed at witches, wiccans and Pagans. In this interview from the May 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine, publisher Sandy Lareau tells her Wiccan coming-out story and talks about her plans for the magazine and the commitment her community has for protecting the environment.

"We Believe, We Are What We Buy": Identity-Shopping (tags)

Happy Earth Day! That doesn't mean buy a Toyota Prius! Buying a Prius can be a substitute for sparing the environment. While capitalism, consumerism and commerce arenot evil, life is denatured when commerce is everything.

Jaded Tasks (tags)

Book review.

CO 2 'Follows Temperature Rises' in Past Climate Changes (tags)

This is unequivocally true. The three ice cores of Greenland and the Antarctic have all shown this to be a fact.

SDSU Queer Leaders Castro, Tjarks Speak (tags)

An interview with the leaders of the San Diego State University Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Student Union (LGBTSU), president Isaac Castro and secretary and acting vice-president Nikki Tjarks, discussing recent hate incidents and the university administration's lack of support for the Queer community on campus.

Eric McDavid - Hunger Strike, Day 10 (tags)

Eric is still being denied vegan food and proper medical care...w

Stick a Fork in Global Warming (tags)

Research conducted from the mid 90s to 2005 by a team from the University of East Anglia shows that the North Atlantic Ocean is only absorbing half of the CO2 that it used to.(1) Another research project from the same University published in May, 2007 found that the southern oceans are no longer absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. But to make things worse, they are starting to release it back into the air.(2)

Update on Crystal Lake, Angeles National Forest (tags)

Environmental Education Center nature trail foot bridge restoration was completed successfully. Photographs and a video are available at the link provided.

Capital Sources: The Next Terrorist Attack (tags)

The head of the National Counterterrorism Center speaks out on Al Qaeda's plans, America’s readiness—and the nature of the war on terror.

"Cargo-Cult Leninism" Part Two (tags)

Many so-called "Marxist" organizations today are plagued by "cargo-cult" leninism. They repeat words and phrases without understanding what they really mean. Why do people drink the kool-aid? Because they WANT to believe that things are OK.

The expression of the subversive love of the Cuban revolution (tags)

Not only have you graduated as medical doctors, but also as humanists. You have learned what it means to practice international solidarity and have understood the reality of preventive and healing medicine in a socio-political context. This brings to reality the much celebrated phrase of José Martí: Homeland is Humanity.

Hey Jorge (tags)

Hey george- do you mind if I call you george? What? You DO?? Allright then jorge, so be it.

The South Central Farm: The Struggle Continues (tags)

June 13, 2007: Today is the one-year anniversary of the eviction at the South Central Farm. A reunion was held just outside the now-barren farm space. Throughout the evening, the continued determination to restore the farm was emphasized repeatedly.

Things own you (tags)

Desertphile describes how things end up owning people despite the supposition that the reverse is true.

“There is No Apolitical Moment” – An interview with Majority Rules director Michael Burns (tags)

An interview with social justice filmmaker Michael Burns on his new series looking at how young people view democracy.

Interview with Kewan Lewis,Author of Into My Window (tags)

Into My Window is a book of poetry that focuses on expression, enlightenment and encouragement. The author’s intention is to give poems that inspire and comfort the reader, letting them know that there are other people who go through the same things on the path from child to adult.

An Interview with a Homeless Environmentalist (tags)

“I’ve gotten to where picking up [litter] is just a never ending job.” -- Willow

Hungry For A Month (tags)

For the month of November, I only spent $30 on food. The only exception were things that are freely available to the average person (salt taken from restaurants, sauce packets from Taco Bell, free coffee from an office). Buying in advance was fine, but at the end of the month, it all had to add up to $30 or less.

Globe is Warming Faster Than Scientist's WORST PREDICTIONS (tags)

Review of the year: Global warming Our worst fears are exceeded by reality

5ht Day in Oaxaca - A Report (tags)

November 17, 2006 Today I started out visiting a local health clinic here in Oaxaca, La Clinica del Pueblo, an absolutely amazing place that serves the poor people of Oaxaca.

Barry And The Boys (tags)

Review By Bill Gallagher, First Published 9-10-01

Barry And The Boys: The CIA, The Mob, and Americas Secret History (tags)

Reveiw By Bill Gallagher, First Published 9-10-01

Zimbabwe and Pan-African Liberation (tags)

An interview with Netfa Freeman, just returned from Zimbabwe

The Meaninglessness of Actiivism/Slacktivism (tags)

Do you (or anyone else out in the mental wasteland known as the world leader, the beacon of democracy, the land of opportunity – Nazi America) have a view, a perspective, a politics, an interest, a truth, a belief, - or anything you will stand for, die for?

Justice and Peace: Globalization from Below (tags)

Free trade is one of the most important idols that rule over us in Babylon..Deregulation as the owners of the world call this lawlessness leads to new forms of impoverishment..The greatest terrorist is neoliberal economicorder

Nothing to fear but the politicians who are using fear (tags)

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary. H. L. Mencken

Evolutionary Science as an Implement of Personal Empowerment (tags)

Scientists who study human evolution have made great discoveries into the origins of human emotions and how they affect people and interpersonal relationships. People can put these discoveries to use in their everyday lives—if they learn about them.

the Excuse of all who oppose us (tags)

commentary

The Second American Revolution : The Jesus Revolutionary (tags)

A brief discussion of that greatest of all revolutionary theorists, who it turns out, surprise surprise, was Jesus. The sun will hide its face in shame, and the moon will no longer give its light at night, for the entire earth will be as full of the glory of this Jesus as there are waters covering the surfaces of the seas and oceans.

Cheney Spoke of Need to Establish US Presece in Mid-East (tags)

By D. Burbeck Mike Malloy of Air America Radio said a few nights ago that in the '90s Cheney used to speak of the need to establish a U.S. presence in the Middle-East. I had never heard this before, but it came as no surprise.

Fox Guarding the Firehouse? (tags)

Grievance filed against fire commission president for creating hostile work environment just as panel investigates allegations of harassment and discrimination on LAFD

Let There Be Peace (tags)

Speech presented by Alexander Yoo, Executive Director of GenderQueer Revolution (www.genderqueerrevolution.org) at the 2004 Transgender Day of Remembrance in Los Angeles

Why the Zionist Assault Upon LA IMC? (tags)

Things don't happen by coincidence. There is always a cause and effect relation so we might wish to ponder on the following question. In the awful mess going on in the middle east with the ravaging of these lands with the effects of modern warfare, including low level and recently threatened high level nuclear munitions, we face a future of horror if it is allowed to proceed. Can the assault on this wire by multiple ( I hope it doesn't involve just *one* poor creature in the throws of a strange epilepsy ) authors bent on a crusade of ' defending our new replacement for fresca , Ms. BJ. Why is this agent of zionism here with such a dedicated support team of one sided ideology.

Marx for dummies (tags)

It’ no accident that many people are finding a rekindled interest in the writings of Karl Marx; the international assault of workers wages and benefits, continued warfare, and economic instability in general are causing a revival of the buried and slandered ideas of Marxism. Many of these concepts offer tremendous insight about the origins and workings of capitalism, and thus the causes of many of society’s current problems. Needless to say, involved are immense implications for anybody interested in becoming an activist. A “Marxist” is someone who accepts some of the key points about history and society first explained by Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels, and elaborated further by the writings of Lenin, Trotsky, and many others (Stalin, Mao, etc are Marxists in name only). Unfortunately, one cannot learn about these ideas by going to college, aside from the many biased and bastardized versions of the subject. The following is a brief explanation of some of the more important concepts of Marxism.

Intervening on the Build-up of War: 2nd part of talk with a fascist (?) cousin (tags)

My cousin could be equated with a mid-level military officer in his local influence (of young men) and his technique of speaking with me, whom he shares some basic prohibited enjoyments (i.e. smoking pot). He may be involved in the fascist underground and that would seem likely given his penchance for this topic and his connections (i.e. with his brother who is a well-known east coast agitator against jews). Whatever he is doing, I saw a chance to not only possibly intervene directly into someone who is attempting to justify and rationalize his beliefs, but also share (and seek input) this with people like yourself whom may be inspired in your own activity.

Dave Slusher, Uplifter (tags)

Interview with Dave Slusher about the Uplifter movement of self-reliance, creativity and interconnectivity.

Mental "Health" as Stealth warfare--a radically critical approach (with art) (tags)

Radical's radical comments on the widespread way in which so-called mental "health" ideology has integrated itself into the very psyches of those claiming to see the value of dissenting from all manner of corporate hold on people. Question: is psychiatry and formal therapy, corporate? anti-copyright.

Congressmen Returning Money? Reverse Bought Legislation Too (tags)

Our beloved Congressmen are giving Abramhoff's bribe money back to the Indian Tribes and to charity (he lobbied for many more than just the indian tribes) That's a great thing! But it is just the first step to setting things right.

Rice delivers a tortured 'Rendition' (tags)

The Bushed Cabal has raised its level of outlandish lies to an "Extraordinary Rendition." The latest song by Ms. 'Chevron' Rice before a European audience was so contrived even the Imperial apologists are gasping for air.

Enmity=Money X Change2 (tags)

I always liked the way Einstein said it: “In my opinion, only two things are infinite. The universe and human stupidity, but I’m not sure about the first.”

Iraq: Turmoil Among the Warmakers, Challenge For the People (tags)

The war in Iraq, to understate the case, is not going well for the U.S. imperialists. The resistance to the U.S. occupation within Iraq has spread and grown more capable. The conflicts between the many different political, ethnic and class forces within Iraq show little sign of resolution, and the puppet Iraqi army is still not able to fight on its own. In response, the U.S. has escalated its tactics of wholesale terror directed against the Sunni Muslim population as a whole, which is the main (though not the only) base of the insurgency. Making all this worse--from the imperialist standpoint, that is--is the increasingly widespread and sharp sentiment against the war within the U.S. itself. And interplaying with that is a growing disaffection and anger within the army itself.

Important Activist Anderberg: Surviving Controversy (tags)

Important activist Anderberg speaks out on herself. This is required reading because it is about an important activist. The most important activist. Even more important than Sheehan.

Why Do Old People Frown? (tags)

A child gains insight into the world as it is.

The Free sHop Movement (tags)

Scrounging for Freedom, circa 1999.

Tony Kienitz Attends a Post Carbon Meet Up (tags)

". . . Over and and over again [Alan AtKisson, author of Believing Cassandra] repeated the same idea, which I love: 'make the revolution attractive. And once it's attractive, then people will want to jump on.' Most people don't want strain anything, or make any waves, or change in any way." -- Tony Kienitz

Fetishizing Process (tags)

...if anything is essential to anarchism, it is the idea that social decisions are to be taken by everyone affected, and that this inclusion must involve substantive participation of each in deliberation and decsion-making. Thus a dispute on the nature of such participation is a dispute about the very essence of anarchism.

The Price Of Truth (tags)

The Cost Of The Lies And The Price Of Truth Most people can't figure out that what other people say all depends on who they work for...

For a Revolutionary Art! (tags)

Art

Bob Avakian: Religion, Morality ... Polarization, Repolarization (tags)

EDITORS NOTE: This is part of a series of excerpts on various subjects—drawn from conversations and discussions, as well as more formal talks, by Bob Avakian—which we will be running in this newspaper over the next period of time. This has been edited for publication, and subheads and footnotes have been added

Clusterf... Nation Chronicle (tags)

Take a good look at America around you now, because when we emerge from the winter of 2005 - 6, we're going to be another country. The reality-oblivious nation of mall hounds, bargain shoppers, happy motorists, Nascar fans, Red State war hawks, and born-again Krispy Kremers is headed into a werewolf-like transformation that will reveal to all the tragic monster we have become.

Katrina (tags)

Katrina has smashed New Orleans. New Orleans is the first western city to be destroyed by global warming.

Staged Terror (tags)

How long before the next politically convienent attack happens?

Transformation and Rebirth (tags)

We are in a wonderful time of change.

HOW TO GAIN INDEPENDENCE FROM BUSH LIES IN 2005 (tags)

THIS BOOK SHOWS HOW FAR BACK BUSH LIES GO AND HOW THE BUSH FAMILY LIVES THE LIE SO THEY CAN RIP YOU OFF AND KILL YOUR CHILDREN...

The Hex On American Money (tags)

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1,400 at D.C. meet say 'Take Back America' (tags)

WASHINGTON — Hundreds of protesters, chanting "Hands off my Social Security" and "Not wise to privatize," marched to the White House in the rain June 3.

Blinded by America (tags)

It's far more important for us to criticize ourselves than it is to criticize others. If we want to promote democracy, freedom and peace, we should ensure that our words match our deeds-anything else is complete hypocrisy.

Exploring the “chasm”: A libertarian reply to Celia Hart (tags)

* Responding to the invitation extended a few days ago from Havana by Celia Hart Santamaria – member of the Cuban Communist Party and daughter of prominent figures of the regime – calling for discussions on leftist alternatives for Cuba’s future, and where she explicitly asks for an anarchist opinion, the Cuban Libertarian Movement makes public its proposals for the debate.

LETTER ADDRESSED TO "THE SHEEPLE" (tags)

Please pass this on, far and wide. I received this over the internet last year. It is not too late to stop them, yet, but it soon will be. Please print this out for the majority who don't have computers, and give it to as many people as you can. Everyone on Earth should read this and it will never get into the papers, for the reasons stated in it, that is why everyone should make as many copies as they can and pass them on. How else will people be able to read it? If everyone does their bit we can inform the world and set the wheels of redemption in motion. Peace be upon you, JAH.

SHACKLED BY ADVERSITY (tags)

Resistance Consciousness with John Trudell (audio!) (tags)

This audio has been compiled in the spirit of *resistance consciousness* to significantly challenge the *war of everyday life*, and my intent is to bring this message, autonomously, to as widespread an audience as possible, in order to a support and strengthen people's resolve to *evolving* the situations we are systematically manipulated into.

The Coming Civil War and Repolarization for Revolution in the Present Era (tags)

Just to be clear, I didn't choose this title lightly or facetiously, but in all seriousness. In speaking to "a coming civil war" I am "drawing inspiration" from Newt Gingrich (the prominent Republican politician who was formerly the Speaker of the House of Representatives), who has made the observation that what's happening now in the electoral arena and the broader things that it reflects in U.S. society is analogous to what was going on in the U.S. in the 1840s and the 1850s, and that this isn't something that will—I'm paraphrasing, but this is the essence—this isn't something that will go away. It will only be decided when one side or the other wins out.

New Revelations on 911 (tags)

This is forom a fire fighter who was at gound zero when it happened!!

Intellectual Ferment in the Party (tags)

QUESTION : I was just wondering if you could speak a little bit to how--while not throwing out democratic centralism or something like that--how do you have the party in the mix of all of these ideas? You went to China and you talked to these people around how China was opening up to the West and saying Marcos was a great leader and this, that and the other, and you were asking these people in the Chinese party and they didn't have the answers. And part of it is: did those people not have the answers, or did they have some questions on it, but they were more debating it internally and they couldn't talk to you about it? How can you have the mix of people being able to be in the midst of all the questions that are going on, intellectually--political questions, but also in the ideological realm--without breaking democratic centralism? How do you have people in the mix of that, being able to engage it and even in some ways go off in the wrong direction in order to eventually get to the right direction, but then not have that cause a splintering effect. You know?

Trouble in the Ranks (tags)

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Private Jeremiah Adler wrote home on his sixth day in Army boot camp:

"’I am so fucked up right now... I feel that if I stay here much longer I am not going to be the same person anymore. I have to GO. Please help... Every minute you sit at home I am stuck in a shithole, stripped of self-respect, pride, will, hope, love, faith, worth, everything. Everything I have ever held dear has been taken away. This fucks with your head... This makes you believe you ARE worthless shit. Please help. By the time you get this, things will be worse.’"

Shortly after writing this, his unit was scheduled to ship out, and Jeremiah went AWOL (absent without leave).

Fascist Dictatorship is Here Already--On the Job (tags)

The firing of Boeing’s CEO, based upon the secret monitoring of his email correspondent with a co-worker/lover, highlights the police-state environment in which most of us now work. Revolution, anyone?

What do you think of the new direction in KPFK news? (tags)

Please comment on the direction of KPFK news.

when the government... (tags)

when the government owns the media who willtellthe truth? this of COURSE includes socialist international government, famed for totalitarianism. or: why not too many people take indymedia seriosuly

The So. Cal. Grocery Strike: A Years Perspective (tags)

Its been a year since the end of the longest grocery srike in US history. Where do we stand now, and what really was at issue? Was anything really resolved? (orginally posted at :www.worldsocialism.org/usa/blog)

THE RELIGIOUS LEFT (tags)

The Religious Left offers a provocative alternative and, or so we pray, eventually a forum of live talk for those who don’t think they have a prayer because they aren’t “christians.” Please find bbb (Length 5:09 Type MP3) a copy of the opening segment of a first show, to give you an idea of what we mean.

ok reformists... (tags)

please email this to your reformist friends

How can I be a Nazi and a supporter of Israel? (tags)

A Deep Response to Russell Means' Excellent Analysis of European Political Limitations! (tags)

This is a thought-through response to Russell Means' article "For American to Live, Europe Must Die". The original article, listed in the general publishing archive below (which *should* be put in the features section, but we know that most IMC'ers are playing meta games), is a MUST READ for all who are serious at all about the realities of our time, including post-Left anarchists!

Actual Astrology for Jan. 8-14 (tags)

These predictions, based on Actual Astrology, are rather like a weather report. They relate how things will be based on the information recorded by the inventors of this art. No matter what your sun sign, these are the things that will be.

Actual Astrology (tags)

These predictions, based on Actual Astrology, are rather like a weather report. No matter what your sun sign, these are the things that will be. Yours is the obligation to figure out what you’re going to do in light of them.

THE APOLOGY OF SHOP-DROPPING (tags)

Shop-dropping [A] consists in pirating the commercial system by putting free items on store shelves, without authorisation. This way, like the Babybrul Foundation (France – Europe), you can drop free home-made CDs in big record stores, free photocopied booklets in “new books” sections, copied DVDs or videotapes in blockbuster departments, and so on.

Prophecy Nov 18 : The bullet in Margaret's head - a call to Jihad (tags)

Arise and shine, Holy Warriors, and answer your call to Jihad, fully equipped for battle, armed with the breast plate of Righteousness, holding up the shield of Justice and Peace, and wielding the terrible swift sword of Truth.

Government schools suck balls (tags)

Bush wins (tags)

With over 90 percent of the people voting for the lesser of two evils, guess who they have elected? Surprise, Evil wins again, and the people lose, again. But these people think they have won. So just what have they won? We will continue to get bigger government, more taxes and other taxes or licenses called fees, the constitution will be used as toilet paper more openly than before, and that is a win?

TheOne-Dimensional Ariel Sharon (tags)

"The human longing for freedom is invincible as well as the struggle for independence of oppressed nations. Ignoring this is blindness, not realism. Even George W Bush a person not less primitive and brutal than Sharon learns that narrow limits are set.."

Voting in a Culture of Occupation: An Interview with Derrick Jensen (tags)

One of the things that I want to say about this that I haven't yet said is that a two party dictatorship is much smarter than a one party dictatorship. If you really want to control someone, what you do is you give them the illusion of choice. Then they perceive themselves as being free, and there's nobody more enslaved than the slave who doesn't even know that he or she is enslaved. One of the things the Nazis did...

American Politics 2004 the Kusumi version (tags)

Weighing the politics, the landscape and choices of 2004

FINAL OCAP APPEAL BEFORE WE ARE FORCED TO LAY OFF ORGANIZERS (tags)

OCAP needs Your Help

A Life of Illusions (tags)

Would you believe it, should someone tell you that at this very moment you are experiencing a number of pasts simultaneously? No doubt your immediate response would be, "That's just absurd!" But doesn't it ever occur to you that the stars you see in the sky are actually in their past condition, not in their present condition? Does this not mean at present we too are experiencing "a number of pasts" of the stars?

August 29 Could Be a Very Slow Day, So Bring a Toothbrush (tags)

New York Cops Tax Forever to Write Up a Ticket, and Things Could Get Even Slower if They Decide to Go on Strike August 29

Liberals can't level (tags)

Resurrection of Care at Bohemian Grove (tags)

Bohemian Grove in rural Sonoma Country, California is where the Manhattan Project was conceived. So were many other bad things. Ostensibly a retreat for the U.S. elite, the Grove is where the Strangeloves meet the globalizers, and the CEOs hang out with the Bushes. This is a report from the July 18, 2004 protest, where we countered in a creative way.

The Wall and The Fall (tags)

Israel draws attention away from our November elections because so many American voters live there. However, the United Nations has a lot of explaining to do about other things around the world.

A Conservative answers a Leftie (tags)

QUOTE America had to start a war against terror. Why? Fallacy #1. We didn’t start the war. In 1996 Osama bin Laden declared jihad against America. He asked Muslims worldwide to kill anything American. Then 15 hijackers landed planes in the middle of New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. They started the war, we’re just going to see it’s finished.

Bob Avakian Video Presentation- July 8th Lemmle Theater (tags)

"Revolution. Why it's Necessary! Why it's Possible! What it's All About!" July 8th - 7:30pm - Lemmle Theater - 1332 Second St., Santa Monica A Video Presentation of a series of talks given by Revolutionary Communist Party Chairman Bob Avakian.

Serenity Now (tags)

Hawkish Clothes Itch Doves (tags)

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee (tags)

We have met the enemy and he is Bush.

Occupied Territory: Tarps, Forks, and Community (tags)

Things you need for the Occupied Territory Gathering this Friday!

Why You Should Not Vote (tags)

motion

Viewing Chairman Avakian's speech in the heart of the barrio (tags)

On May 1st, in a restaurant in the Pico-Union section of Los Angeles, a group of a dozen Latino proletarians and others gathered to watch the video clip of the historic speech by Chairman Avakian, "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About."

War: Then and now (tags)

Prominent U.S. Jews, Israel blamed for start of Iraq war (tags)

WASHINGTON - As the argument in the United States over the necessity of the war in Iraq and the manner in which it was waged intensifies, and as the presidential election date draws nearer, those who have tried to accuse Israel or the U.S. Jews of pushing the administration into battle are once again sounding their voices. In the American Jewish community, they warn it could get worse.

Meet the New Boss… (tags)

Why are Americans so oblivious to their arrogant, sometimes brutal behavior, actions that are so easily recognizable to the rest of the world? For the answer, read on.

Lord help activism!! (tags)

"Tonight we were able to finaly move. Tonight i stopped marching and started living. I really do feel alive, im no longer an activist sheep. I live at night and dance during the day..."

REVOLUTION: Why it's necessary, Why it's possible, What it's all about - by Bob Avakian (tags)

The following is an excerpt from a historic talk by Revolutionary Communist Party Chairman Bob Avakian, soon to be available on video and DVD from Three Q Productions.

5/2, San Francisco: Reclaim the Commons Spokescouncil (tags)

SHUT DOWN CORPORATE POWER! SHUT-DOWN THE CORPORATE/POLITICAL MACHINE on June 8! First Spokescouncil May 2nd 4-6 pm San Francisco St. Boniface Church, 133 Golden Gate Drive

REVOLUTIONWhy it's necessaryWhy it's possibleExcerpts from a film ofa talk by Bob Avakian (tags)

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Bob Avakian:Elections,Resistance & Revolution:The Pyramid of Power and... (tags)

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A Thank-you on Tax Day (tags)

You pay because we care. A message from Mr. and Mrs. Corporate America or social programs for the richest.

We Are Not Stupid (tags)

The elite corporate media thinks that the masses that are stupid, it is they who are stupid for believing the corrupt corporate pr machine.

The truth unfolds (tags)

I have finally published the names and the structure behind the harrasment campaign against me.

Flame Wars at the edge() (tags)

I keep forgetting... There will always be nonanarchists, Bush Admirers, frescas and now, of course, Walker Tex ass... It's all so clear. Turn IMC into a scrum. What was I thinking?

Nader polling at 6% according to Associated Press (tags)

Republican Virgil Ahlberg of Apison, Tenn., said he is seriously considering a vote for Nader. "Bush has come across as a little more aggressive and warlike than I like," he said. "I like Ralph Nader being in the race. I like his practicality and taking people to task for things they promise to do, things that aren't being addressed."

california apoc conference workshop call-out (tags)

We are looking for speakers and/or workshop presenters for an upcoming Anarchist People of Color conference, to take place in Oakland April 16-18.

George Bush's Book of Days (tags)

George Bush's Book of Days Documenting his Near-term Future by noted astrologer Mike Jordan of the Harmonic Astrology Project

Sen. Kerry wrongfully accused by Wise, Rush Limbaugh (tags)

"Hmm, didn't you mean Bob Kerrey? It was Bob Kerrey, Nebraska, accused of taking part in the killing of those Vietnamese civilians. Not John Kerry."

"Liberal" Is A Dirty Word For Comedian George Carlin (tags)

No other comedian consistently tweaks as many nerves, churns as many stomachs and terrorizes as many conservatives as George Carlin. The man is a menace.

The Karma of Spin (tags)

A look at Bush Admin. spin, how quickly it has collapsed, and a suggestion that spin is little different from false advertising.

Flashette's ''An American story'' (tags)

Bob, the proud Libertarian, leaned forward and lowered his voice, and said something very telling. "I'm probably gonna get myself killed in here," he whispered, indicating all the predominantly dark skins, almond eyes and exotic faces in the Social Security office . . .

An American story (tags)

Bob, the proud Libertarian, leaned forward and lowered his voice, and said something very telling. "I'm probably gonna get myself killed in here," he whispered, indicating all the predominantly dark skins, almond eyes and exotic faces in the Social Security office . . .

Hold On to Your Humanity: An Open Letter to GIs in Iraq (tags)

When that bullshit story about weapons came apart like a two-dollar shirt, the politicians who cooked up this war told everyone, including you, that you would be greeted like great liberators. They told us that we were in Vietnam to make sure everyone there could vote.

Is Veteran's Day as popular now as in yesteryears? (tags)

About two weeks after he died, his clothing and personal effects were shipped home in a large cardboard box. His watch was shattered, and stopped permanently at 11:20. We figured that's when he was shot. The bear claw he'd worn in a necklace around his neck was covered with blood, as was some of his clothing. They sent the things home with his blood still on them, and Joanne and I hid them before his parents could see.

Ignore list (tags)

I am a centrist

Are You F@#ing Kidding Me? (tags)

What is this the Arab Jew Haters Website?

Criticizing Zionism - It's Forbidden To Say Such Things (tags)

Can you imagine the outcry if Americans passed a law denying citizenship to people of African descent who marry US citizens? The Israeli Knesset passed just such a law July 31, forcing Palestinians who marry Israelis to live "separate and unequal" lives from their spouses.

The Future of America under the American-led Empire: A Realistic Sense of it. (tags)

That it is high-tech, well lighted, air conditioned and instantly gratifying in such a gratuitous fashion, will make it seem, to many, a benign kind of tyranny. A kind of benevolent beast. These four horsemen will seemingly come bearing new gifts for all.

10-14-03 Poll: U.S. discontent increasing (tags)

Solid majorities of Americans support changes in the nation's political system, want the power to recall elected officials and are angry about the way some things are going in this country

Neophyte Gorge (tags)

The president has for the first time in months violated the all too common coincidence in political speeches of "lips moving" and "lying through teeth." He speaks the truth. Some people like George’s decisions, and some do not.

Spreading Radical Beautifulness as 'Depth Charge', Despite Worries (tags)

Champaign, IL--a guy who has not been able to get foodstamps for several days now, got "lucky" and bypassed worry when he went into a flow of quite apparently rare excellence with quite a few people on the street.

Teddy Kennedy: What a Whrongheaded Fool! (tags)

The custom among many has long been to ignore, where feasible, the mental belchings of the senior senator from Massachusetts on the theory that,

Why Wolvo is one of the most wanted and hot brands? (tags)

Causerie about some things car industry may face.

It's true ! whois and DNS (tags)

the IP's match up and several other things too I just did further checking and DNS resolves both www.kobehq.com AND www.beachcitiesimc.org to the *exact same IP* - 67.153.176.14 ! Not only that but I just noticed a few other things as well.

The Peace Pretzel: counter-propaganda for the people (tags)

Using grassroots action to help defeat our unelected, photo-op president.

What is on researcher's mind? (tags)

About manipulating with mass media; short article on mass media abuse possibilities.

COMUNICADO de MARCOS (tags)

CHIAPAS: The Thirteenth Stele Part One: A Conch Dawn in the mountains of the Mexican southeast.

Medical Marijuanna (tags)

House meeting on Marijuana produces eloquent speech from both parties, and more stupid Republican scare tactics than one can stand.

Why are White Supremacists flocking to "Libertarianism"? (tags)

"If George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, et al., were to claw their way out of their graves, the first thing they'd do is start another revolution." -- from a "White Nationalist"

some IMC principles.... (tags)

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A New American Civil War - West Vs. East? (tags)

Enviro types are using every un-Constitutional law they have shoved down our throat to stop this use of "government land" for grazing, logging and recreation. That's why I'm worried about civil war. Sheriff Mike Cook (retired) God Bless America.

Andy Rooney: Going Strong at 82 (tags)

Andy still has it going at 82. Great Stuff! 60 minutes a few weeks back

A Recovering American (tags)

And I guess that's why I'm here. There are a lot of people that want to kill me. Most of the time, I don't think about it. Between work and my girlfriend, rooting for my sports teams…I barely have time to take notice of what's going on in the world. But every now and then…like when 9/11 happened…I had to stop and think, "Why would anyone do this to me and my country?" The answers that I came up with made me uncomfortable inside.

"America's favorite conspiracy theory: the moral argument" (tags)

It's later in the article when Kinsley gets into the conspiracies: "Why did Bush want this war? His ostensible reasons were unconvincing. Whatever we may find now in the rubble of Baghdad, he never offered any good evidence of a close link between Iraq and al-Qaeda or of weapons of mass destruction that could threaten the U.S.

The 14 Defining Characteristics Of Fascism (tags)

3. Identification of Enemies/Scapegoats as a Unifying Cause - The people are rallied into a unifying patriotic frenzy over the need to eliminate a perceived common threat or foe: racial , ethnic or religious minorities; liberals; communists; socialists, terrorists, etc.

Horror In Your Own Home & The Time For Revolution (tags)

Long ago, my father told me this is the way the world is. I refused to believe him, and as a result have no valuable possessions in this world except a rather large and cherished circle of noble friends, most of whom are just as poor as I am. Ignore What Your Children Are Learning At Your Peril.

The Two Antiwar Movements (tags)

It’s the same old cultural Marxist claptrap. Their West Coast gig, which Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com recently reported, was filled with speeches that had nothing to do with Iraq or our international situation and more to do with such things as "transgendered people’s" rights.

HELP RENAME IRAQ (tags)

Lets get this thing started.

Ode To The Baghdad Museum (tags)

277-word poem on the destruction of the Baghdad Museum. This piece is registered with WGA and may be run at no charge.

RW: Now That the War Is Going On... (tags)

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Saving Private Lynch' And Other Tales (tags)

It seemed that, every time I flipped between CNN and MSNBC, they were telling and re-telling "Saving Private Lynch," that archetypal, blonde-in-peril, made-for-TV movie coming to a ratings sweeps period near you. (And doesn't Saddam Hussein make the perfect Oil Can Harry, tying the pure-hearted heroine to the railroad tracks?)

I Call It Brainwashing (tags)

Why does the call for peace stir up such hatred?

good (tags)

honour's way

Embedded Truths? (tags)

A scathing satire of the journalistic integrity of "embedded" reporters.

honour's way (tags)

on owning honour

Peace protester's recruitment tactics (tags)

Endless arguments between pro and anti war folks are not helping. Read Street Warrior's Tactics 101

Letter of Solidarity: There are some things all Americans can agree on (tags)

Americans are deeply divided on the issue of the war in Iraq. Some of us agree with our military's invasion and some do not. I am adamantly against the war but my friend Thad thinks the problem is with some of the specific things are government does, such as impose sanctions and secretly target civilians. Any American, if you ask him or her, will say that he or she does not want innocent civilians to die or suffer. Any American will also say that he or she doesn't want our troops to suffer needlessly. In light of this fact, my friend and I composed a letter to President Bush in an effort to unify on our nation on common ground.

Westwood "Shock and Awe" Emergency demo still going (tags)

According to Channel 9 & KPFK updates...

RW: Gulf War Vets: Resisting And Telling The Truth (tags)

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First Aid Gear List For Activists (tags)

This is a list that you can use to help put together a good first aid kit for the streets. No one carries all of this - pick and choose those items that make sense to you, and match your skill level.

The Great Lemming Race (tags)

"I thought those guys didn’t like the label ‘neocon.’ It means ‘new conservative,’ and they get upset when people use it to describe them. They’re really ‘former conservatives,’ aren’t they?" "All right, son, if you insist. If they are former conservatives, let’s not call them ‘neocons,’ but ‘ex-cons.’ Is that better?"

Archives affirm Bush Nazi Connection (tags)

All kinds of people are defending Bush saying that he is "No Nazi," and that it is wrong to protest, but archives in Berkely and every other school, show where the ties really bind him.

Sheep being sent to the slaughterhouse (tags)

Why is it the case that when you look back over history you find that time and time again the Right becomes more and more powerful, and the left become the sheep being sent to the slaughterhouse?

What America means to me. (tags)

In response to several stupid things published here by fascists, I would like to take the time to ask, what does America mean to you?

War is the Health of the State (tags)

When will humans stop killing each other?

Capitalism is Legalized Robbery (tags)

Conspicuous and inconspicuous examples of theft by the capitalist system.

Call for Activists behind the Orange Curtin (tags)

Anti-war protestests taken over by pro-war Sean Hanady fans

Protection (tags)

Who will help us when our own police won't?

Terrorist Power Always Ignores Its People, Yet... --with art! (tags)

According to Noam Chomsky and others, the USA is the leading terrorist state in the world. Since *Newspeak* is the Name of the Game, "our" government will always try to fool us with hype, and failing that, will *ram through* its policies anyway. One way we can remain vigilant is through a *resistance of consciousness*.

MADE UP IN THE U.S.A (tags)

Made up in the U.S.A

Do Matters Have Feelings?  (tags)

Since the evolutionists dare say that all living creatures, including human beings, developed evolutionarily, they should also have the courage to admit that the feelings and wills that exist in human beings must have originated from what nature has in it.

January 18: A Call to Arms (tags)

TO STOP THE WAR, REVOLUTION IS THE ONLY PATH

The Deceptive Memory (tags)

There is no “past,” “present” or “future”! What is really happening is that we are constantly undergoing “a change of condition.” Apparently we are “being deceived” by those “impressions of the previous conditions” that have remained imprinted as our memories.

Advice for Fidel (tags)

Hey Fidel, we're waiting for the invitation!

Reclaimation (tags)

A poem of unending confusion

Prague Indymedia interview with Chumbawumba (tags)

Exclusive IMC Praha Interview with Alice from Chumbawumba! Ceske verze zde: http://prague.hacknet.tk/newswire/display/7330/index.php

The Deceptive Memory (tags)

There is no “past,” “present” or “future”! What is really happening is that we are constantly undergoing “a change of condition.” Apparently we are “being deceived” by those “impressions of the previous conditions” that have remained imprinted as our memories.

NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (tags)

Give me blood, blood, blood...

The Deceptive Memory (tags)

There is no “past,” “present” or “future”! What is really happening is that we are constantly undergoing “a change of condition.” Apparently we are “being deceived” by those “previous conditions” that have remained imprinted as our memories.

Conspiracy Theories and 9-11 (tags)

An argument listing the numerous advantages of the fear and patriotism inspired by 9-11 to Bush's domestic and foreign policies and speculating about possible complicity given many discrepancies about the events of 9-11.

Thanksgiving? Celebrating Genocide! (tags)

We would be appropriately appalled if Germany or Austria were celebrating a Holocaust Memorial Day, where Germans and Austrians got together with their families for dinner on their official day off, joyously remembering the things that are important to them, just as American families get together for Thanksgiving Day and think of things to be thankful for. (Similar scenarios, just as ugly, could be constructed for white supremacists, rapists, and murderers.)

John Trudell: Excellent Demystification of US Preparations for Future Wars At Home & Away (tags)

This emerging figure of well-deserved respect goes along way towards demystifying what few, even Chomsky, have in helping individual people understand the *War Games* played upon all of us systematically, and it's about time we started to understand, just like so many indigenous peoples of the world understand.

Weed, Youth And The Revolution (tags)

Here are excerpts from the debate on http://2changetheworld.info -- the online discussion site focused on the Draft Programme of the Revolutionary Communist Party,USA and the strategy for revolution in the U.S.

How to carry your responsibility under any state terrorism act? (tags)

A true case based documentation review versus reality and the different viewpoints of terrorism.

The War on Iraq: While It Will Happen and What We Can Do (tags)

The war on Iraq.

A Cuban cartoonist talks of his art and Cuba (tags)

Arístides Esteban Hernández Guerrero, known as Ares, is an internationally acclaimed cartoonist living in Havana. His drawings have won hundreds of awards in world cartooning and satire competitions.

about the living dead (tags)

about the living dead

LA in Palestine (tags)

Part of an ongoing series of first person accounts from Los Angelenos working in Palestine.

Report from Gaza, Palestine (tags)

update from member of ISM in Palestine

Going to the Beach? (tags)

Don't forget to wear your toxics!

Government education turning things up-side d (tags)

How is it possible, that with a lower education you are able to judge at Finland, than it takes to graduate from university?

Protecting private property is a crime in Socialist Finland (tags)

In Socialist Finland things work a bit differently. It is a crime to protect your personal property; this means protecting your house, income as an entrepreneur, family or health is classified as ‘a crime’. At socialist nation things are and work in reverse, in spite of ‘The Law’ saying, that these are the values to protect.

KPFK - Good Luck Steven Starr (tags)

Here are a few words from a member of the LAIMC collective for the new General Manager at KPFK.

Angry about the shut down of Raisethefist? (tags)

Recently, raisethefist.com, a website that was an avenue for freedom of expression and resistence to the corporate world order, was shut down along with laanarchists.org

Anarchists and the definition of Middle Class liberal (tags)

It seems whenever Anarchists are critiqued they begin with rants of you are nothing but Middle class liberal scum.

Paint It Black-Video and Discussion (tags)

The following is a flyer for Jessica Lawless' Documentary on, among other things, anarchism and racialized imagery. She has screened it around LA post Sept.11th with related discussions. She has writen below on the nature of the post S11 conversations

Paint It Black-Video and Discussion (tags)

The following is a flyer for Jessica Lawless' Documentary on, among other things, anarchism and racialized imagery. She has screened it around LA post Sept.11th with related discussions. She has writen below on the nature of the post S11 conversations

Open Thought Forum (tags)

Something you'd like to discuss? A forum for discussing almost anything ; conspiracies, weird thoughts, announcements, things that just come to mind, anything at all, a place to publish ideas or truths that won't be accepted elsewhere.

Zizek on Chomsky (tags)

I pulled this from the NY-IMC, and though I think Zizek has issues as well, i really enjoyed reading this little critique of Chomsky. His cult of personality is a little much. I really enjoyed another theory book called- The End of Education by William Spanos. Writen by a much less known theorist (another reason to dislike zizek and Chomsky) this book goes into detail about some of what zizek says-while talking about 60s political movements and their "failure of the radical moment."

Tolerance For Clitorectomies? (tags)

What is tolerance?

Healing From Terrorism Sickness (tags)

Some pro-active way to deal with trauma and stress or a survival manual for progressives.

World Bank chief slams "superficial" anti-globalisation protests (tags)

"My worry is that the real issues of poverty, of AIDS, of corruption of the things that we're trying to fight, get pushed to a back burner and you see on the front page really the superficialities of the protests," Wolfensohn said.

Antibiotics in our food (tags)

Are your allergies to your food, or caused by your food?

White House Voices Support For Bush's Texas Record (tags)

According to this published report, the White House Has Plenty of Nice Things to Say About Gov. Bush's Record In Texas. This Contradicts Gore's Campaign.

Conspiricism Run Amuck! (tags)

transparency (tags)

Learning from Philly (tags)

The things you need to know before protesting at the DNC.

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