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Links Re Many Instances Of Police Killings And Beatings (tags)

Video cams and cellphones have been equalizers and democratizers in exposing blue violence.

Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, Fruitarians (tags)

Millions more become vegetarian or vegan every year adding their names to the book of life for all. Mary Shelley, Clara Barton, Leonardo, Van Gogh, Einstein, Jesus the Essene, Angela Davis, Carl Lewis, Roger Bannister, John Landy, and hundreds of millions of others on the planet are vegetarian

Gary Webb Crucified For Revealing CIA Connection To Crack Cocaine (tags)

Gary Webb of the San Jose Mercury News revealed CIA creation of the crack cocaine epidemic in the US. The Los Angeles Times assigned 17! reporters to discredit him. A new movie "Kill The Messenger" tells the story.

Death Squad Atrocities in Syria (tags)

Syria

SCF to Occupy LA City Hall (tags)

Farmers Join with Central–Alameda Residents and OccupyLA To Halt Sale of Last Piece of Urban Farm

Farmers Fighting for South Central Again (tags)

The Farmers defend the last vestige of the Farm against City and development. Join them Thursday morning, 8:00 a.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731

Proposed California budget slashes education (tags)

Amid looming budget deficits, school districts across California are preparing to fire teachers, close schools, cut programs, and increase class sizes, to cover reduced state funding. Like Democratic and Republican governors across the country, Democratic Governor Jerry Brown is trying to force workers to pay for the economic crisis, while corporations make record profits. Within the state the richest Californian, Oracle CEO Larry Ellison, has a net worth of $27 billion, more than the entire state deficit.

The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD (tags)

Below are: 1) The 1998 Rampart Scandal Continues to Reverberate in the LAPD, January 27, 2011, by "Jack Dunphy", an LAPD officer, calling for the repeal of rules requiring financial disclosures by some LAPD officers; 2) The Rampart Scandal - A Response - by Joseph Zernik, PhD, Human Rights Alert (NGO), January 28, 2011

Education crisis in California (tags)

After several years of continuous budget cuts, California’s schools are in dire straits. The state superintendent of public instruction, Tom Torlakson, went so far as to call it a “state of financial emergency.” Newly re-elected Democratic Governor Jerry Brown’s proposed budget, however, includes widespread cuts to higher education and social services in an attempt to close the $25.4 billion deficit. Inequality in California is so staggering that the wealth of the richest Californian, Lawrence Ellison, CEO of Oracle Corporation, estimated at $27 billion, would eliminate the entire state deficit.

Cinco de Mayo Street Celebrations Shut Down by San José Police (tags)

During Cinco de Mayo celebrations, residents of San José faced daytime checkpoints, citations, and arrests on a scale not matched by any other festival of the year. By 10 pm the focus appeared to be diverting cars and mostly-Latino youths from the downtown area, effectively evacuating the city center and shutting down street celebrations on two nights.

San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)

Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.

Prosecutors, Cops and Judges: Ready to Ditch California’s Death Penalty (tags)

In opinion pieces that appeared in papers across California last year, former prosecutors, judges and law enforcement officers raised their voices to declare: enough already, it’s time to ditch the death penalty. Let’s consider what they had to say.

Yahoo!,India Bombing: Campbell White Computer and Strange Fox News-Frank Luntz Connection (tags)

Campbell White,(the company whose computer was used along with a Yahoo! account to disseminate supposed Islamic terrorists message at or near time of recent Indian bombing), certainly has friends in far right,(Fox News),places or they at least admire far right commentators - particularly Frank Luntz of Fox News,etc. I also noted that while both Fox News and CNN gave coverage to bombings in both Iraq and Turkey that occured at about the time of the equally tragic,if not worse,Indian bombings - that at least on Fox and I believe CNN as well - THE INDIAN TRAGEDY WAS BLOCKED FROM BOTH THEIR 'NEWS' REPORTS ! Coincidence ? Why was India's plight not worth mention !?

Bush Has `Understood Nothing, Learned Nothing' (tags)

Bush's plan to fight global warming is to wait until 2025. His plan is a losership approach, not a leadership approach.

3/23 UC Berkeley home demonstrations report back (tags)

Despite recent low-level acts of police intimidation and talk of restraining orders against them, activists opposing UC Berkeley vivisection are continuing their campaign. www.freewebs.com/stopucberkeleyvivisection for more info on the campaign.

Review of End Times (tags)

The dismal state of the corporate print media.

Counter-resolution Ddefends Rue Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Following last week's visit from Julia Wright and other French delegates in defense of Rue Mumia, Pam Africa and other supporters wrote their own Philadelphia City Council Resolution to counter the previous one condemning French support for Mumia and presented it at the Philadelphia City Council opening session on Thursday, September 14.

CIA, Crack, and Gary Webb (tags)

The Indymedia.us front page synopsis of the CIA/Crack Cocaine story broken by the San Jose Mercury News in August of 1996 is way off.

Evidence links George Bush to Los Angeles drug operation (tags)

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Why do the gov's critics keep finding themselves targets of strange police scrutiny? (tags)

Criticizing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can be risky business these days. It's a lesson that a small but growing number of activists have learned in recent months, after speaking out against the governor's policies and being subjected to unsettling police scrutiny.

Hunter Thompson, Bush, and Jeff Gannon and much more... (tags)

If the secrets lie with Thompson, he is no longer able to talk about it. Now, there will have to be some gonzo guerilla journalists to pick up where Thompson left off.

It's Time To Ignore Michael Ruppert (tags)

In my opinion, Mike Ruppert is at best a blowhard gatekeeper who only cares that he is the ultimate mouthpiece of the alternative and Internet media, cashing in big time, or at worst, he is is a disinformation agent for one or more of our international alphabet soup intel agencies. When he first came to my attention, I bought his early 9/11 video.

We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)

On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.

Gary Webb did not commit suicide, inform yourself about CIA drugs (tags)

The corporate media is saying that Gary Webb committed suicide. Webb, the author of 'Dark Alliance', was a great North American writer. He exposed CIA drug trafficking in South Central Los Angeles that funded terrorism in Nicaragua during the 1980s. Question: How can you committ suicide with two bullets in the head? How relevant is CIA drug trafficking today?

Was Gary Webb 'Suicided' To Kill New Book? (tags)

Before all articles, legitimate questions, and informed speculation critical of Webb's alleged 'confirmed' suicide are automatically tossed in the 'memory hole', or are destined to endlessly travel through the 'conspiracy belt' - I have some new and important revelations that need to be factored into the Gary Webb death equation, including information that he was working on a NEW book that he would soon finish.

BTL:Tragic Career of Investigative Journalist Gary Webb Reveals Much About... (tags)

...Deep Flaws in U.S. Journalism ~ Interview with Jeff Cohen, columnist and media critic, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

SOME THOUGHTS IN MEMORY OF GARY WEBB (tags)

Gary Webb; reporter who broke the CIA-CRACK COCAINE connection story was found dead of an apparant suicide

R.I.P. Gary Webb -- Unembedded Reporter (tags)

Gary Webb, a courageous investigative journalist who was the target of one of the most ferocious media attacks on any reporter in recent history, was found dead Friday after an apparent suicide.

TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gary Webb in 1998 Re-Broadcast Today on Democracy Now! (tags)

Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, is dead at age 49. We hear an 1998 interview with Gary Webb on Democracy Now! and we speak with his colleague, veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry. [includes rush transcript]

America's Debt to Journalist Gary Webb (tags)

In 1996, journalist Gary Webb wrote a series of articles that forced a long-overdue investigation of a very dark chapter of recent U.S. foreign policy – the Reagan-Bush administration’s protection of cocaine traffickers who operated under the cover of the Nicaraguan contra war in the 1980s.

The Reagan Legacy (tags)

Usually, I am very reluctant to criticize the dead. However, since the corporate media seem so fervent in their desire to glorify Ronald Reagan and will probably do so for weeks, if not months, I believe an alternative perspective is only fair.

Austria Appalled at Death Penalty Schwarzenegger (tags)

Austria,the home country of Governor Schwarztenegger, has no death penalty, and Austrian political leaders are busy sending letters to their native son to stay the execution of Kevin Cooper, set for 12:01 a.m., Feb 10, 2004.

Reagan on a Dime (tags)

An argument against the perception of Ronald Reagan as a great President. In my opinion, he doesn't deserve to be on the dime or have his face chiseled into Mt. Rushmore as some conservatives have suggested.

TODAY NOON: Stop Arnold Protest Outside Wiesenthal Center (tags)

Jews, Women, Immigrants and African Americans Call on Arnold to Atone For His Sins on Yom Kippur Have Been Targets of His Degrading Comments and He Has Publicly Praised Three Fascists Leaders

Governor Groper's reveals his economic plan for working Californians (tags)

Governor Groper plans to jumpstart California's sluggish economy by passing a law which will require millions of homeowners across the state to knock down their chimneys. Governer Groper estimates that rebuilding efforts alone will create thousands of "fantastic jobs" for thousands of unemployed workers.

Woman says she was harassed by family man Schwarzenegger for two days to have sex (tags)

A woman who worked behind the scenes in one of Schwarzenegger’s movie’s a few years ago says he harassed her for two days about having sex with him in his movie trailer. Is this a pattern with California's wannabe governor?

Media Cover up (tags)

The time has come to hold the media responsible for the lies they have told on behalf of the criminal Bush administration!

6/16 Green Party Press Conf for Camejo for Gov on Recall Davis Ballot (tags)

On June 16, 2003, the Green Party will have a press conference to officially announce the renewed campaign of Pete Camejo for Governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, most likely to occur this year.

Iraq War: Lies the Government Told Us (tags)

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News Articles from the First 10 Days of War (tags)

Growing Crisis in Basra; CBS Reports Truth By Mistake; Public Might Put Two and Two Together; U.S. Strikes Iran"; Collateral Damage; War Crimes Aren't War Crimes When The U.S. Commits Them; Public Acknowledgment Of E.M.P.; Food and Politics At Safwan; "Even In Civilian Areas, They Will Be Hit; Flint-locks and Sedans; Signs Of An Expanding War Killing and Burying the Innocent; Iraqi Artillery Targets…Whom?

U.S. Begins Rounding Up Iraqi Civilians (tags)

The War Of Terror enters a new stage as the Invading Occupation forces of the Bush Junta begin preparations to round up "suspicious" civilians in their new Oil Patch (Formerly Iraq).

The Weekly Spin (tags)

THE WEEKLY SPIN, Wednesday, March 5, 2003 --------------------------------------------------------------------- sponsored by PR WATCH (www.prwatch.org) ---------------------------------------------------------------------

photoessay: FEB 15 NY AND GLOBAL UPRISING! (PT.2) by Hans Bennett (tags)

This is part two of a two part photoessay documenting the Feb.15 anti-war protest in NY with photos and a personal summary of the day from Hans.

photoessay: FEB 15 NY AND GLOBAL UPRISING! by Hans Bennett (tags)

This is part one of a two part photoessay documenting the Feb.15 anti-war protest in NY with photos and a personal summary of the day from Hans. Part 2 will be out soon!

Gary Webb on CIA drug dealing and press censorship (Interview, mp3) (tags)

Gary Webb, one of 18 contributors to the new book, "Into The Buzzsaw" -- on press censorship. Interview, roughly 35 minutes, Black-Op Radio, mp3

FBI DECLASSIFIES REPORT LINKING FORMER CIA OFFICIAL WITH DRUG DEALERS (tags)

FBI releases documents under FOIA linking former high level offical of the CIA with drug traffickers

Narco News Zero Hour - Letter From Pullitzer Prize Journalist Gary Webb (tags)

Not long after I wrote a series for the San Jose Mercury News about a drug ring that had flooded South Central Los Angeles with cheap cocaine at the beginning of the crack explosion there, a strange thing happened to me. I was silenced.

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