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KPFK & Pacifica's Archives seem oddly silent about transitions. Any ? (tags)

Has anyone else heard what is happening to Pacifica’s [5 station’s] Archives ? Or what is planned, hoped for, funded or transitioning there ? Those treasures and no-where-else-held audio files contains so many years of very valuable recordings - much transferred from audio-tapes, CD’s or big huge tape reels, to sell, share or make available to the Public. We, the Public, all who have donated, paid, and volunteered there too. And more that needs to be transferred on to more modern technological resources that has to still be done. And who has tried to UPDATE what is happening or has happened [since early 2000’s] on WIKIPEDIA ? Anyone ? No one? No one cares to do this free work, if allowed by Wikipedia editors ?

US Economy: False Diagnoses and False Solutions (tags)

Hillary Clinton's and Donald Trump's economic plans are too simplistic. Innovations and ideas are lacking. Many people despair. Washington did not always ignore the middle. FDR's New Deal built 165K public buildings.

Pacifica-KPFK Archives, director resignation (tags)

Pacifica Archives Director Brian De Shazor has announced his resignation from Pacifica Radio, effective June 30th. The Archives are housed in same KPFK building in LA>

Too big to fail (tags)

Your country is ruled by drugs.

Illegal drugs, too big to fail (tags)

Who do we have to pay to be allowed to do business?

Amok ou la sanie culturelle (tags)

Vrai révolution contre fausse révolution...

We Can Phase Out Fossil Fuels Within a Decade, Study Says (tags)

Thinking is the best way to travel - as we transition to a post-materialist, post-fossil and post-autistic economy.

Download TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone? by Dr. James A. Roberts (tags)

Download TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING: Are You Addicted to Your Smartphone? by Dr. James A. Roberts

KPFK has passed elections and results are in now. (tags)

KPFK had elections for their local board {LSB} and the results listed. The next LSB meeting on Jan 24 in WLA will put these new members into office. All sponsors hope improvements will soon occur....

KPFK NEEDS ALL VOTES - now please (tags)

The deadline is Jan 4th - coming soon - or KPFK gets stuck with Old-Past-Due board-members -- those who have let the station Down this perilous financial loss path to now... VOTE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE

KPFK Website in error, difficult to search and find? Is it still functional ? (tags)

KPFK WEBSITE has many strange omissions and confusing double entries and seems to be neglected. Updates or correct information seems difficult to find. And wrong results appear, more than a few times.

KPFK needs your VOTE ! or lose it. (tags)

KPFK and Pacifica Elections must meet a very minimum quorum/ amount of voters who Vote and participate, or the expenses [about $25,000?] are wasted and same-old Board members happily stay stuck in place, out of legitimate time but clinging to power-positions. so VOTE if you qualify for their minimum contribution made this [fiscal] year. Call to inquire for more info at 818-985-2711 day hrs. or see www.KPFK.org for minimum info there.

America's Corrupted Political Process (tags)

electionss

KPFK in MeltDown.NOW. (tags)

KPFK seems to be sliding down....hill...into financial decay...so say the paid-staff-programmers, now, finally admitting what has not been on-air told before. Or changing owners maybe ? Wont know till After it all Fallllls away ?

A Formal Response to California’s Death With Dignity Act Legislation (tags)

Recently a major and moral decision was made to quell California legislature as to whether people suffering with terminal illness should have the right to die with dignity. Democrats did not have enough votes although the legislation might come back later in the year? To the extent that there was much of a debate in the news it has been one-sided with a chorus of status quo preventivists. Religion has once again slammed up common sense and compassion

KPFK & PAPCIFICA forum in LA (tags)

June 12 - 15 2015 - Fri-Sat-Sun, here in LA are 3 full days of meetings by Pacifica PNB & KPFK's LSB...with brief public-comment times barely included. See website for agenda.

Memorial Day Dishonor and Disgrace (tags)

anti-war

Revised: Michael Brown Story Killed All Focus To Semitic Hate Crimes in Gaza (January 4, 2 (tags)

In the first week of August heat was really coming to boil over massive and blatant war crimes perpetrated by Israelis against Palestinian civilians in Gaza this summer of 2014. Even Benjamin Netanyahu was busy contacting supposedly our U. S. Congress-people then in early August to shield his-self, and his likes, from war crime allegations and potential tribunals. Suddenly along came to the media radar Michael Brown’s death just when the world was in a real uproar about repeated violence and blatant attacks on civilians and children —knowing intuitively such attacks were deliberate crimes.

KPFK in fund drive, yet again , but in deeperin trouble (tags)

here is excerpt from more updated site ..re KPFK... see lots more there re Pacifica and it's conflictual perpetual state and the dangers therein... we want some reality- radio to be heard here in LA, not just brand-image presentations... to then beg for cash.. same as the usual commercial style replicated here too.

INDY lost lots of concerned poster (tags)

indy shifted and lost lots of valuable poster and info too. not helpful. is la indy now almost defunct ?

Vice News reporting from besieged Kobane in north Syria (tags)

Vice news reporting from besieged Kobani reports ISIS is terrifyingly close to conquering that bastion of democratic councils

Fucking Awesome Local Show (tags)

Morningside Park Chronicle is putting out an awesome show, Blk Grrl Show.

Pacifica voting in secret with no accountability? Is this part of KPFK ? (tags)

Counterpunch is now publishing wrong info ? Who gave them that information about Pacifica? How confusing. Another commentator disclosed here at Indymedia how Pacifica Nat'l Bd voted to deselect the hired Exe Director. But the numbers and facts never add up correctly. Nor can results be explained and no names of voters are named. And KPFK's Local Station Board meetings have a fight club mentality and provides no factual helpful information either. Ask their LSB for more accurate info here: lsbchair@kpfk.org

Banks and the New "Too Big to Jail" Doctrine (tags)

Eric Toussaint,is a historian and political scientist. He is the President of CADTM Belgium, and sits on the Scientific Council of ATTAC France. He is the co-author, with Damien Millet of Debt, the IMF, and the World Bank: Sixty Questions, Sixty Answers, and the author of many essays including entitled "The Trial ofanExemplary Man"

Pacifica board members named here, who attempted ousting ED (tags)

Pacifica conflict over who is Executive Director continues in it's non-wisdom and contenders vying for power and position. Here are excerpts of some updated info and names the PNB members who voted 12- to - 10 to 'fire' the one most recently hired. Some of these KPFK - LSB members who only very recently were elevated to PNB are included in the ousting, outing of Summer Reese. 3 of our 4 voted by phone to expel her. We need to hold all our LSB and PNB [acting as non-] representatives accountable for their actions, and not for their own personal opinions - - unless those interfere and overtake their responsibility to all us KPFK subscribers/ sponsors/ payers/ members.

LA Weekly promotes a slanted view of Pacifica/ KPFK (tags)

LA Weekly produced an article about Pacifica, which involves KPFK of course, that was apparently biased and the writer maybe even was a prior student of Cooper whom he liked to quote as if an "expert" but may not at all be so. The letters written to LA Weekly were on line and in print 2 more times to display the local concerns. This Open letter to their Editor is to respond to all 3 of those print-postings.

More Info about Pacifica, which holds KPFK's license, etc. (tags)

– More than is visible in any informative[vs. those preferring to attack] LA medium . So here are some reposts - parts of what is on URL that appears to be about KPFA in Berkeley but that also affects all PACIFICA FDTN stations equally. The confusion, conflict about the Exe Director Reese has opened up the box and more info is being revealed, finally ! These links and information is intended to be Shared, Exposed, Discussed, and later Resolved too. Not to set up more conflicts or malicious actions, please !

Pacifica IS also KPFK, so let's not ignore what going on (tags)

Pacifica is struggling with who is it's new Executive Director with much dramatic flurries, acting outs, resistances, alliances, and stories barely coming out, even on internet. A few reports of happenings is being sent out to the 'rest of us' by Tracy Rosenberg, a former termed out PNB member. We here in LA are playing dumb and treated as if we were even dumber...muted actually. see her site for other stories and commentators too.

Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)

Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.

KPFK turmoils continue, this one comes from Christine Blosedale critics (tags)

But has anyone heard Christine Blosedale complain about her job at KPFK ? Those at the recent Jan 2014 LSB meeting did.

KPFK: self-destructing? or is it again the usual dysfunctioning? (tags)

Recent comments have been heard : that the Pacifica National Board may want to replace current management/ staff without Informing, or Getting Input from the Shareholders who ‘own’ + pay + sustain the station. What details are kept secret, and the usual silence on-air gags all conversation, or any sharing of what is actually happening ? Contrary to claims of ‘open communications’ it is still only a 1-way communication coming from inside KPFK to us out here - and nothing allowed to exit from the hallowed station-office halls to the Paying Public - the one that keeps the station afloat. Why ? What maneuvers could be happening ? When will the Shareholders find out [oh, is it already too late ?] to participate in this upheaval or learn of the intentions to make major personnel changes at KPFK ? huh ?

9 Animal And Tree Rights Poems By Shel Silverstein (tags)

The deep meaning inside Shel Silverstein's poems

Yellen's Fed Assures Business As Usual (tags)

Fed

VIDEO: Bill Moyers' "Going to Jail for Protesting" (tags)

“Lobbyists have spent years making sure these loopholes are put into the tax code.” -@NYTimes' Gretchen Morgenson http://ow.ly/lnEI1 “Corporations have a role to play in our economy, but don't have a role to play in our government.” -@dechristopher http://ow.ly/lnEz2

Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)

The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.

U.S. Senate Leaders Should Be Arrested and Charged With Treason (tags)

Despite the truth many Senators were willing to vote for Charles Hagel, as more than worthy choice for Secretary of Defense, on-the-ground facts show we Americans are stuck with defense contractor and Israel-firster suck-ups like Lindsey Graham, and his whiny, albeit slick, style of political correctness, such as his recent show-trial stigmatizing anything that suggests criticism of Israel’s right-wing agenda. Graham’s strategy-driven limelight approach (clever as if concocted by some backroom weasel committee) had the chutzpa to point-blank ask Hagel during a recent Senate confirmation hearing, about some of his previous statements, with all the solemnity of “ordained” mortal sins from a Catholic cardinal, such as 1) “…the Jewish Lobby has a tendency to intimidate people up here…” 2) “…I’m not a Israeli Senator I’m a U.S. Senator…” and 3) “…this pressure makes us do dumb things at times…”.

Occupiers, Stop Using Consensus! (tags)

Consensus process (the idea that a group must strictly adhere to a protocol where all decisions are unanimous) is the absolute worst idea that has ever been introduced to the activist community.

Liberals Are Being Dishonest On Gun Control (tags)

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.

Israeli Apologist Benny Morris (tags)

Israel

The Demonization of Dissent in the United States (tags)

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.

MTA LOCKS OUT many with tap robotized machines and Inadequate Tools for LA PUBLIC rail use (tags)

Tap machines set by MTA in rail stations have confusing & frustrating too little info and options. Sr. rates not shown or flick off, Tap card only good for 1 day, has fixed $$$ amts to add fares, LACK OF any real ASSISTANCE or clarity in how to use them plastic cards - so have we turned into robotized plastic obedients who overpay, cant communicate with metal machines, and are Tapped OUT of metro-rail use ? NOT in big LA, but it is ! Someone fix it quick or we'll be locked out of our humanity and intelligent responsiveness and responsibilities too. Tap cards are not a helpful solution required to transport in LA - MTA listen up ! .... but have they ever ?

9-11 has to be remembered now....and again... (tags)

9-11 has not been mentioned one time in all the current political campaigning....heard anything at all ? 9-11 is barely ever mentioned in mass media news any more. 9-11 is put away conveniently so everyone can pretend that ....we are now 'safe' ...and need not think, nor remember, nor dis-cover, nor explore, nor expose and not discuss-talk about what we worry about becaues it has not been fully investigated nor revealed... "No, dont discuss that's old news !" + "not now, not any more, that's the long ago Past...." they often say so easily & repeatedly. What is wrong with this distracting atmosphere we are breathing in daily ?

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.

Venice Boardwalk Bathrooms yuk !! (tags)

Boardwalk Bathrooms -a shame for any city called Venice Having gone to Boardwalk this weekend, we were confronted with just how disgusting the bathrooms and their lack of availability actually is and has been for a while. It's Very UNSANITARY !

FRACKIN' in Baldwin Hills to Earthquake US ? huh? (tags)

The news is coming out in LA too..FRACKING...the drilling into 'shale' with chemical polluted water [wasting water by more than bucketfulls, by more than waterfallfulls] is happening in our own back yard, but where ? not far from our LAX airport - in Baldwin Hills. Scientific evidence is IN - fracking [sounds similar to f--king of the evil not pleasant kind] is correlated to EARTHQUAKES and our San Andreas is complaining loudly that he wants to burst out again, not only to warn us, but destroy parts of us too.

Venice Flea'd Boardwalk sells commercial junk, once again, forever ? (tags)

Venice Boardwalk has a new ordinance that went into effect, was momentarily enforced by the LAPD, and has deteriorated back to what is was for too long = a junky cheap flea market, Since the very same vendors - that were made to not sell non-art which is now illegal, but they have brazenly returned ... to sell their re-sale mdse. to look-like-crafts-or-not- even-pretend-art and get away with what they did before...illegally but loopholed as long as they are not caught in the act of selling the stuff... art be damned...barely exists here. Rules and ordinances can be ignored. Bullying and being sly is what makes Venice work. How Sad, ugly, a loss for Venice.

Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers May 18 PBS, notice this ! (tags)

Watch and SEE it on this weekend of May 18, 2012 - Musician and activist Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers about the “two Americas,” and his solidarity with “the voiceless, the poor, the wretched” across the whole globe-world. [He also has a program on KPFK too.] Moyers’ website and schedule is below for your use and enlivenment. Learn More !!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo: Alternative Movie Review (tags)

Predictable lamestream media reviewers had little to say about how The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo is rife with current political, sociological, technological and religious implications. The movie is about a 24-year-old, gothic-punk-looking, cyberspace hacker, with an issue with men who have histories or sexual or violent predation. She is on a mission to right the world of a few rapists and killers. This is not a standard movie review. Plenty reviews already exist on the Internet for you to get the gist of the story and its characters. This critique is strictly in regards to the movie and is more about interesting political and social commentary in relation to the movie and some of its reviews.

U.S. Election 2012: State of the Union Address – Too Little Too Late (tags)

Obama’s State of the Union – Too Little Too Late, Response by Stewart Alexander for the Socialist Party USA and the Alexander/Mendoza 2012 Campaign

Occupy the Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

OWS: Too Big to Fail (tags)

class war

Birthday Message from Leonard Peltier (tags)

Today is Leonard Peltier's Birthday. Happy Birthday to Leonard Peltier.

Universal Jurisdiction to Hold Israel Accountable (tags)

UJ is a powerful tool if used

No Safe Escape for Orange County’s Domestic Violence Victims (tags)

In Santa Ana, Mission Viejo and other Orange County Cities, abuse is excusable. Being a Woman is Not.

Life After Chemtrails (tags)

The leading horse is white The second horse is red The third one is a black The last one is a green "The four Horsemen" by Aphrodites Child

Respectable Minuteman Terrorists (tags)

Minuteman 'tactical' leader/murder suspect Shawna Forde was part of the 'respectable' nativist Right too -- with video

Hunger Strike Blog (tags)

Blog of teacher/hunger striker working to stop class size increases and teacher layoffs in LAUSD

Lies, Statistics and the Los Angeles Times: "Firing Teachers" (tags)

The LA Times makes it appear as if non-qualified teachers are gaming the system in great numbers, but a careful reading of the article shows that may not be the case.

WHO can reveal what happened at last KPFK - LSB meeting? (tags)

KPFK meetings and decisions are not shared with 'us' the sponsors / shareholders/ public. Does anyone care to share what happened at last LSB meeting so we all can stay up to date and informed too ?

What is happening at KPFK ? want to share your info ? (tags)

More concern about OUR airwaves in our local station, KPFK. OUR radio station, paid for by our money, time, work, love, and efforts.... to reduce the secrecy within. OUR source of educational & political information...the same KPFK org that denies us active participation in it's survival or demise. Just what is going on there ?

Bus Riders Union - what a radical idea ! (tags)

My first visit to the Bus Riders Union meeting on 7/20/08 and boy, am I am impressed ! Enthusiastic courteous bilingual activists

Echo Park Lotus Festival 2008, without the Lotus (tags)

The 31st annual Asian Lotus Festival in Echo Park was held without the Lotus last July 11 to 13, 2008. As early as May, people started to notice that the usual lotus bed in the Echo Park Lake was absent from its bed. By June, the city authorities started to worry about the absence of the Lotus flower. And when the Lotus festival was held last July 11-13, 2008 ,the festival has must go on, like how show business does.

KPFK - not coming clean yet... but we keep hoping.... (tags)

KPFK is too secretive and becomes frightened when one person reveals what is 'going on'....hypocrisy doesn't do it at KPFK...come clean finally please !

Why is LILA Garret, PKFK programmer, being so maligned on Indymedia?? (tags)

Is it not ok to be jewish and be programmer on KPFK? Or to admit this openly ? Or is it the older-strong-willed-woman opposition being played out again ? Could be called the Hillary-syndrome, but Lila may be for Obama instead ? So why is she hated so loudly here?

Obama, at Last! (tags)

With Barack Obama having won the Democratic Presidential nomination, he'll face a well-established Republican attack machine and propaganda apparatus within the corporate media. This editorial in the July 2008 Zenger's Newsmagazine also argues that progressives should support Obama, but keep the pressure on him by street activism to make sure he doesn't cop out and govern as the moderate, pro-corporate Democrat Bill Clinton was.

World Food Crisis Threatens Rich Nations (That's Us), Too (tags)

Unless we act fast for a global consensus on the price spiral, the social unrest induced by food prices in several countries will conflagrate into a price contagion, leaving no country-developed or otherwise-unscathed.

AFSCME service workers demonstrate in Westwood too (tags)

Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Thursday a few hours by groups of green-shirted AFSCME chanting sign holders - But with police action deterring all traffic elsewhere the streets were bare

Five years too many: Vigil in Rancho Cucamonga (tags)

Protestors gathered in Rancho Cucamonga to commemorate 5 years of bloodshed and demand an end

KPFK is not openly searching (tags)

KPFK restricts applications to it's Genl Mgr Search Committee - why ?

ATTACK OF THE ARCHIE BUNKER CLONES! (activism at the 2008 Rose Parade) (tags)

“. . . Some of us were rather positive in our final analyses, while I tilted toward the negative. . . .”

KPFK is biased, still, while pretending to be "fair" (tags)

KPFK is not as claimed repeatedly, but mostly prefers OPPOSITIONAL views and programmers want to be "rescuers" to be Heroes and superior. Sorry. Bad game plan.

11/20/07 Transgender Day of Remembrance (tags)

We encourage activists, community members, and people who are opposed to violence based on any physical characteristics to join us.

Breaking News on local fires (tags)

The following events are currently unfolding in the fire zones and going largely unreported by corporate media:

Peta working to outlaw pets! (tags)

The real problem in California animal shelters is not too many puppies. It is too many adult dogs who are abandoned.

Best Diet In The World (tags)

Food is your body's fuel. You should not pour junk into it, any more than your car. If you can afford to be unhealthy, skip this. If you can't, please read on.

Wasase Says Fight, Phuncadeliah sayz PHIGHT! (tags)

The Onkwehonwe author of ~Wasase: indigenous pathways of action and free-dom~ has kept a posting on hiz website calling to fight of late. What this may mean is explored in this sharing of a recent ish-you of a phuncadeliah zeen (with phight scenes)

4th Anniversary Vigil Wilshire & Veteran (tags)

4th Anniversary anti-war vigil at the Westwood Federal Building, same corner where many of us gathered on the first night too.

Local Soldier, Carla J. Stewart, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Carla J. Stewart died while serving in Tallil, Iraq. Assigned to the 250th Transportation Company based in El Monte, Stewart was killed when her convoy vehicle overturned.

Gov's health plan good step, but universal coverage doomed, say Greens (tags)

Governor's health plan step in right direction, but universal coverage doomed because politicos too ‘in debt' to powerful special interests, says Green Party of California.

The Diet of Distraction: Not Food for Thought (tags)

This article argues that the "experts" who ask dieters to calorie count, join programs and think constantly about what they eat are not always offering the best advice.

Notice to Activist: Two Acts must be revoked immediately! (tags)

NOTE TO FELLOW ACTIVISTS: the MOST PRESSING ISSUES TODAY are two bills that were signed into law on October 17, 2006. These new acts that were passed into law by congress -- The Military Commissions Act of 2006 and the John Warner Defense Authorization Act of 2007, trump any other issues out there today because these are the keys to ultimate tyranny. If these acts are NOT repealed we can kiss it all goodbye. I would suggest that we make this our first order of business and set aside all other none essential issues and focus on getting these repealed.

Stolen election AGAIN? Help spark a general strike Nov. 8! (tags)

Before it's too late...

Getting the word out on NPR (tags)

Getting the word out has always been difficult for Palestinians. The major reason for this is that Israel often succeeds in framing the issues from its point of view, and the mainstream media in the West goes along with it. A favorite gambit that Israel uses to cloak its outrageous policies towards the Palestinian population is to cry "security", which then pretty much allows it to do anything. When "security" is too conspicuously untrue, it justifies itself by referring to its own policy. This can be questioned only through its own legal system, which is not exactly designed to safeguard Palestinian rights. It sets up the equation of "lawful" Israelis and "unlawful" or criminal Palestinians.

The Prison of the West Bank: Death and Tears in Nablus (tags)

If you wander the streets of the Old City and listen to even a few of the tales that are imprisoned within it, you will understand better the reality of this occupation, and the sadness of the city will seep into your unconscious

The US Peace Movement and Hezbollah (tags)

Many peace activists may have felt somewhat bewildered by Hezbollah's smashing success in outfoxing and outfighting the Israeli army in southern Lebanon. Was it right to feel such a visceral satisfaction from these battles fought by a group that was also lobbing rockets at Israeli civilians? Where did we stand on Hezbollah, really? We who seek peace must ask ourselves if we have not also gone 'insane', expecting different results from actions that obviously haven't worked. To guard our optimism in the New World Order, we Americans will have to learn to see peace the way most Palestinians see it: as the inevitable fruit of resolute resistance to aggression and injustice.

the Excuse of all who oppose us (tags)

commentary

Who's next? (tags)

THIS morning, I received a text message from a friend based in Baguio City. I'm translating the text: "Update from those who visited Chandu. He's OK now. Can communicate. Hope he'll pull through." That was the uplifting part, but the text ended: "Alice's burial on Friday." Chandu is Dr. Constancio Claver, a physician working in the Cordilleras and chair of the Bayan Muna party-list group in Kalinga province. Last Monday, his family was ambushed by armed men on board two vans. Chandu and a bystander suffered gunshot wounds and both are now recovering. Sandy, their 7-year-old daughter, was in the van and was spared but suffers from shock. Alice, Chandu's wife, died from her wounds.

L.A. Child Protection: Children Who Are Forbidden To Cry (tags)

Beating kids stops crying. What a statement, eh? You would think beating children would make them cry. But if the beatings are severe enough, they make children NOT cry. We see this in concentration camps, in war, in child protection institutions and foster care...

Report: Travelers detained too much (tags)

What part of Heil Bush don't you understand! Or perhaps the feds have just realized this is Amerika the police state!

MM Prove Too Much for GOP (tags)

Minutemen prove to be too much even for Texas Republicans

Local Marine, Jason Morrow, Killed in Iraq (tags)

Cpl. Jason W. Morrow, 27, a Marine from Riverside died of wounds he suffered in combat in Iraq. He was wounded in Al-Anbar province on Monday and died of his injuries Tuesday, June 27, 2006.

Cumann na Saoirse Náisíunta Easter Statement 2006 (tags)

Cumann na Saoirse Náisíunta Easter Statement 2006

LAPD Tickets Elderly 82-year-old Woman for "Crossing street too slowly" (tags)

Mayvis Coyle, 82, was shuffling with her cane across busy Foothill Boulevard in Sunland Feb. 15, carrying groceries, while a traffic police officer watched and waited. Even before Coyle finished crossing the intersection at Woodward Avenue, he had scribbled a $114 ticket for crossing against a don't-walk signal.

clouds of tears (tags)

come bitter rain

Revolutionary Music (tags)

The sonic revolutionary onslaught returns to Los Angeles. And beyond.

It's Spring and Talk of Impeachment is in the Air (tags)

Extra! Extra! Senator files censure motion against President Bush and the media actually report it the next day!

PTL EARTH (tags)

ptl ya'll....

Daman Wayans Actions Should Be An Insult To All Self-Respecting African Americans (tags)

"Take us instead!" -- Grannies at the recruiting office (tags)

Grandmothers at the Oakland recruiting office on Valentine's Day

US Plans "Disarming Strrikes" (tags)

An invasion, conquest and settlement are not included in the catalogue of options.. Too many Iranians, too many mountains, too many potential guerilla fighters and too many possible entanglements outside Iran, says kenneth M. Pollack.

Mr Schwarzenegger (tags)

About clemency !!!

Dec. 2 Activists Vow Downtown “Tent City” Will Now Battle Against LA’s Newest Evictions (tags)

Ongoing tent city --starting at LA's City Hall lawn on Dec 2 --to now up the protest ante against LA's new, and raging, low-income evictions.

2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

Call to Action: 2,000 Deaths Too Many! Community actions at the Day After U.S. 2,000 Deaths in Iraq!

Activists confront SOS in Laguna Beach (tags)

A description of events and the author's view thereof at the anti-day-labor protest in Laguna Beach.

Rent Control Rehab for the Well-Heeled (tags)

Property values have risen an average of 425% in California since 1980 and 115% in Los Angeles since 2000. If you have the means, escape the "perpetual tenant syndrome" and enter the rent control rehab program before it's too late.

Activists Needed for New TV show (tags)

A new documentary based TV show is looking for Southern California activists to profile on our show.

To Picket Fences in L.A. (tags)

Too many years have passed and too many fences have been built for Los Angeles to attempt a perilous, impractical and costly u-turn back to the “Leave it to Beaver” days when neighborhoods had unobstructed front lawns.

Attempts to Rescue Self Help Graphics & Art (tags)

A review of recent events surrounding the closure of East LA cultural center..SHG&A

Two Editorial Structures (tags)

Another view on editing and their operational qualities in these darkening times.

SOS Racists Identified (tags)

Robert Floyd of Pearblossom, CA (posts on both the Stormfront and SOS forums under the name Baldy) is a National Vanguard member/white nationalist and regular attendee of SOS rallies (I guess that would make him a member of SOS too). His name was printed in Sunday’s (6/17/05) Los Angeles Times. The National Vanguard is also planning a BP3 (details below)

Joe Turner Hero In The New Again (tags)

Joe Turner in the News Again...ever wonder why there are SO many stories on Joe Tuner and NONE on the indymedia leaders?

Profiling Muslims, Arabs, Persians, Asians, etc. etc.? (tags)

The state cannot stop with Arab Muslims. The threats are too varied, too many, and too often too white. Hulet will be giving a lecture July 8th at the Wyndham Commerce Hotel in Commerce CA at 7:30PM

Arnold Pecks Away At Free Speech (tags)

As a Santa Monica City College student leaving in the fall for Berkeley, I'm going to Tuesday's graduation ceremonies to support my friends. Since the governor is the commencement speaker, I will also be wearing a chicken suit, because Arnold is too chicken to talk to students about why he's hiking student fees and cutting education funding.

Governor Arnold’s Racist Minutemen and Bush’s Wars (tags)

We have seen this all before! If these minisculemen were men at all they would have already enlisted and be patrolling the mean-streets of Baghdad, Mosul and Sadr City. All of them 17-39 years old could have enlisted. SUPPORT the WAR? ENLIST NOW!

PDLA Election Protection Action Alert! (tags)

Progressive Democrats & Democracy for America activists in CA are both urging everyone to flood Sacramento with calls RIGHT NOW. Please help!

Call to Action: Jackets for the Holidays (tags)

Please donate your spare jackets to one the drop-off spots in Orange County!

A Family Of Spies (tags)

An opinion piece on current elections using past events as a Point Of Reference.

Mad Cow Disease/Mad Capitalism Disease (tags)

Most scientists believe mad cow disease comes from the feeding of ground up bodies of dead and diseased cattle to other cattle, that we end up eating.

PROUDHON: FOR A BALANCE (tags)

PROUDHON: FOR A BALANCE

CIA Psy-Ops on the Internet (tags)

See, if the "retired" spooks flame in too nasty a fashion and too constantly, it makes them look bad. The technique used is to bring people in from outside with no other purpose than to start flame wars with, and otherwise harass the critic. An analogy would be the hockey player who can't skate but is on the team to take out the talented players on the opposing team by starting brawls. A trademark of these types is that they never contribute anything of substance. Their refrain is "so and so is a... blah blah."

America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)

America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)

Multi Lateral Matters (tags)

Why 30+ Years of Appeasing Muslim Terror Got the World Nowhere But Screwed

homeless radical interviewed by kids' journal (tags)

QUICK! Go outside (or imagine yourself outside) Then look up into the sky. Then imagine yourself jumping straight up faster than the speed of light, faster than anything, for the rest of your life!

HEX I'M ON YOUR SIDE (tags)

cyberfighting against da trolls

Libertarians and Conservatives -- Neither Side Really Gets It (tags)

The rift between libertarian and conservative movements in America today can be repaired. Mutual success can be achieved by cooperating on more critical subjects like dismantling public education in favor of home schooling and privatization.

California recall (tags)

California and Arnold as a new Governor. Is this a case of America on the new path for a revolution? Just my own personal thoughts.

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.

The Sperminator (tags)

I realize that the big story of the day is that the Siegfried and Roy act is on indefinite hold, but I thought I'd chance a few words about the erection.         I mean, election. Sorry, I've got Schwarzenegger on the brain---but not in the way you might think. Sex is not the problem here. It's certainly not Arnold's problem, as he obviously has enjoyed lots and lots of sex with lots and lots of women, and probably still does. Collie-fawnia, heah I come! The Sperminator!

SHERMAN AUSTIN'S TRANSFER (tags)

Sherman was transferred on Friday.

I Love My Country - I Hate My President (tags)

I am repulsed by my president. He allowed the drums of war to get hammered over aluminum tubes, which were never meant for anything more deadly than the making of rockets. The whole notion of the tubes being part of the construction of a centrifuge had been refuted by several international organizations, including America's own Lawrence Livermore Laboratories

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

Causerie about some things car industry may face.

Al Giordano interviews Latuff (tags)

Exclusive interview with Brazilian cartoonist Latuff for Al Giordano's Big, Left, Outside.

KPFK streaming SUCKS - here's how to help make it better (tags)

This was posted before but I'm tossing it up as a repost because it's well worth signing the petition. It will likely not cost KPFK a penny to do what WBAI does to get their "over flow" streams on to www.live365.com

Please Reconsider Your Mode Of Transportation (tags)

Get on a bike...and soon!

Bored with the Border (tags)

We're too busy protecting the borders of other countries.

The Doctrine of The Left (tags)

Liberal dementia is a crisis of epic proportions. No doubt.

America is Rule of Man (Clinton) - Not Rule of Law (tags)

There is no justice in America. it is run by rule of man (bureaucrats, Clintons, government-run media) rather than wht our Founding Fathers intended - the Rule of Law.

all my thoughts (by:mkj) plz come here daveman and all (tags)

ill just type myself to sleep lol hahahahahahhaahhahahahahahahah

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.

The Bush Nazi Psyche by B. Meade (tags)

How Nazi buffoons survive.

Why the Left will never put its hands up (tags)

Being a leftist means you never have to say you're sorry.

Government Says Homeschoolers Are Terrorists (tags)

Alex Jones (www.infowars.net) says the government says homeschoolers are terrorists.

Become An Entrepreneur (tags)

Start your own business. Become a street vendor.

CONTRADICTIONS AND ABSURDITIES (tags)

DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

Voter Initiative: Vote or Pay $50. (tags)

Our groop has come up with our contribution on how to take back this once glorious nation. Our system of government, our democracy, can only be expected to work if there is an active voting population. Our solution is to fine those who choose to violate our social contract of democracy fifty dollars ($50).

Wow that was wet! (tags)

Good rally, 50,000 or more!

Diary of Anne Frank in Nablus (tags)

Today I live in a dormitory with young girls just out of their teens who are attending the An Najah University here in Nablus, Palestine. I wish that Anne could meet them. I wonder what she would say about the lives they are leading. Things are not so different from what she described in her diary. The sad fact is that it is Anne's own people, who learned so well the tactics of the Nazis, who are destroying not only the lives of the indigenous people of Palestine but also their culture and their future

The naked truth about anarchists! (tags)

You see that sign down there? Its the sign of of dirty smelly lazy dull bastards!

Resisting "Complexity Management" (tags)

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One Yorba Lindan's reflection on today's protest (tags)

This is my reflection on the OC protest and the pro-peace protests around the world.

Rookie's view from Los Angeles (tags)

A rookie's-eye-view of the Jan 11 Los Angeles protest. It's all about coming together.

The WSF and a “Movement of Movements” (tags)

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Guilty until proven innocent - the new American way (tags)

The truth is getting around, people are waking up and they are not very amused...

Mr (tags)

A possible opportunity for someone to cause Little Green Footballs some grief. Copy of posting to LGF site under "Got another One"

Manufacturing Anti-Semites (posted by Latuff) (tags)

Relevant article on anti-Semitism from Uri Avnery, founder and activist of Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom.

Does UK Cabinet master bating cause political damage (tags)

BBC World News revealed one of the UK cabinets’ major problems; cabinet level master bates.

WAR (tags)

This is a poem for the Anti-war movement.

WATER IN COURT : Suez sues a french teacher for libel (tags)

On October 15th & 17th, the 17th Chamber of the Paris County Court will hear a libel suit brought by Lyonnaise des Eaux, against Jean-Philippe Joseph, a schoolteacher in economics and against Radio France, French public radio. Lyonnaise des Eaux is the French subsidiary of SUEZ, the largest private water company in the world.

Finnish government bonds – independence insecure and questionable (tags)

Should you invest on government bonds?

Freedom Under Fire (tags)

Excerpts from the 2002 NAACP Convention Address, Houston, Tex., July 7, 2002. This year’s convention theme – Freedom Under Fire – is appropriate in many ways. So, too, is the city and state in which we gather. …

responses to Bush's speech (tags)

we will use the full weight of the law to expose and root out corruption

Anniversary of Korean War (tags)

Today, marks the 52nd anniversary of the start of the Korean War.

Bush Daddy's Anthrax Flu (tags)

Bush Daddy TRibe has apparently been broadcasting Anthrax in reaction to "Report on Bush Daddy Tribe" Id=151866.

Common Terrorist Threats (tags)

Please read the following educational piece about free speech. Then answer the following questions: 1. Were the student and the rapper fully cognizant of what they were doing when they made the threats? Explain. 2. Are people more comfortable with inflamatory language in the movies than in real life? Explain.

WSJ equate anarchists w/terrorists (tags)

from today's WSJ Section B, front page

If You Understand Policy-Makers' Mind-set, You Can Better Do Mass Jiu-Jitsu (tags)

Here are two extremely crucial links, in my estimation, to understanding the *bigoted* mind-set of policy-makers (and those who own society). Both come from the trenchant institutional analysis of Noam Chomsky, in his book _NECESSARY ILLUSIONS: Thought Control In Democratic Societies_ which is available online in full!

Ex-Officer Gets Fine, Probation in Shooting Spree (tags)

Courts: Defendant drove the car from which three colleagues fired weapons in an off-duty drunken escapade. Prosecutor calls the sentence too lenient.

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