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Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide (tags)
CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.
DIARY OF A CON MAN .2 (tags)
this looks like an album - a photo album/friendship album, not a proper diary at all.
Over 20 State Attorneys General Call for Shell Company Transparency (tags)
24 State Attorneys General wrote to Congress supporting action to disclose the actual owner of a shell company to law enforcement.
Psychonaut Michael Pollan And Psychedelic Therapy (tags)
On magic mushrooms, cancer patients lose their fear of death. Others like Pollan experience a blissful ego dissolution. Pollan describes his odyssey in the world of magic mushrooms, peyote and psilocybin
Pasadenans - get your license plate reader records from police (tags)
The former head of the local ACLU is urging anyone who lives or works in Pasadena to participate in an information-gathering project by filing Public Records Act (PRA) requests for data being captured and stored in the city Police Department’s Automatic License Plate Reader (ALPR) surveillance program.
Archbishop and Evangelical Leader Tell Congress to Protect Puerto Rico in Tax Plans (tags)
As the Senate and House tax plans head to conference committee to reconcile tax plan differences, major religious leaders from Puerto Rico are asking Congress to protect the island from new proposed taxes.
Harvard law Student Husam El-Qoulaq calls foreign dignitary "smelly" (tags)
Proof that some not so smart students also get into harvard
Shell paid out $15.5 Million over Saro-Wiwa Murder (tags)
Shell pressured the Nigerian government to hang Saro-Wiwa and 8 other nonviolent environmental activists. Ken Saro-Wiwa was nominated for a Nobel Prize in 1996. Besides his work to protect the Niger Delta, he was an author. Saro-Wiwa's son Ken Wiwa wrote In The Shadow of a Saint about his father. Richard North Patterson wrote a fictionalized account of Shell's role in the murder in the book Eclipse.
Dams that dont exist flood gaza (tags)
Palestinian media and officials are facing ridicule in the Israeli press for blaming the Israeli government for flooding the Gaza Strip by opening dams. But there’s one problem: Israel says those alleged dams don’t exist. “Even the weather is fair game in Hamas’s war of words against Israel,” wrote the Times of Israel, while the blog Israelly Cool had this headline: “Palestinians and Supporters Open the Floodgates of Bullcrap.” “[O]f course no crisis in Gaza can go to waste without blaming it on Israel,” Israelly Cool wrote. The claim of Israel intentionally flooding Gaza has made headlines in the pro-Palestinian media over the past week in which a freak winter storm hit the Middle East with a deluge of rain and snow, including a once-in-a-century snowfall in neighboring Egypt.
Major BDS Donor Owned Shares of Caterpillar While Campaigning for Divestment (tags)
Medea Benjamin of Code Pink / Global Exchange profited from $120,000 in Caterpillar investments, while campaigning for BDS
Retired LAPD Officers Confirm Racism inside LAPD (tags)
Retired LAPD Officers Brian Bentley, Joe Jones and Mike Rothmiller Confirm Racism inside LAPD
Roger Water's Calls On Musicians to Boycott Israel (tags)
Pink Floyd star Roger Waters has published a long-awaited open letter calling on his fellow musicians to boycott Israel. The letter explains that Waters has been part of the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement for seven years, and has been mulling the letter over for some time. He condemns Israeli human rights violations and explains the reasons to act:
Erich Fromm on Karl Marx (tags)
The capitalist production method makes a few persons absurdly rich while the others hardly have enough to survive. Capitalism also makes people unfree and unhappy because their access to their true needs is blocked.
“Killing by Remote Control”: Medea Benjamin Exposes Drones (tags)
Medea Benjamin, veteran peace activist and author of the new book "Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control," spoke in San Diego October 20 and showed photos of victims of U.S. drone attacks because the mainstream media are deliberately keeping these from the American people. She called on the peace movement to put massive pressure on the Obama administration to stop the drone attacks.
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 ?
The mainstreaming of anti-semitism: Salon partners with Mondoweiss (tags)
Mondoweiss is not simply a far leftist site. It is not simply a hate site. Mondweiss is a virulent pusher of anti-semitic tropes.
Does George F. Will Write Like a Weasel (tags)
Recently George Will wrote a column as to whom Mitt Romney might choose as his Vice President. Within the context of exaggerated hyperbole Will proposes Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan or Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal. Thus this aging crank spent more time with blatant labeling of Obama (and the “entitlement state”) rather than making much of a case for either of his choices. If cartoonist and author Scott Adams wrote a book on politicians then George Will’s writing could easily inspire several chapters. What blowhard has written with more insinuation, illusion of logic, confusing sophistry, guilt by association, and whimsical vagary than this pretense of intellectual firepower? His political biases are almost always more prevalent than an ability to write clear and rational arguments.
MUST PROSECUTE FBI/CIA ASSASSINS FOR CLANDESTINE MURDERS (tags)
See report on the need to stop the global crime spree by fbi/cia assassins.
Arrested for Voter Registration (tags)
The recent arrest of former Congressional candidate Ray Lutz for attempting to register voters at Occupy San Diego is an indication of how far the class war in the U.S. has extended. It's part of a much more sophisticated series of actions on the part of the corporate Right to make sure that the "wrong" people — those that question the right of the 1 percent to run the country as they please — don't get a chance to vote.
Gaddafi: Dead or Alive? (tags)
THOMAS JEFFERSON x JOS? BONIF?CIO DE ANDRADA (tags)
In Brazil we never asked what the USA have to teach to our country. The answer would be just ANYTHING.
It’s Secularists That Are Poisoning Discourse, USD Professor Says (tags)
According to University of San Diego professor Steven D. Smith, the coarsening of our public discourse shouldn't be blamed on religious people arguing issues on the basis of moral values. Instead, it's secular people who consider themselves "rational" and "scientific" who have intimidated religious people from expressing their views openly and forced them to "smuggle" in their perspectives in ostensibly secular terms.
Zenger’s vs. Fox on “Undocumented” vs. “Illegal” Immigrants (tags)
Does it look to you like he’s wearing a dress? That’s just one of the loonier accusations leveled against Zenger’s Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence, J.D., shown being made up for one of his two recent appearances on Fox News. He was invited on “Fox and Friends” and “The O’Reilly Factor” to discuss his campaign to get the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to recommend that immigrants in the U.S. without official papers be referred to as “undocumented” rather than “illegal.” What he got was a firestorm of bigoted, prejudiced and frequently ad hominem attacks from members of Fox’s core Right-wing audience; “idiot” was actually one of the less mean things he was called in the hundreds of e-mails that flooded in to his accounts after the shows.
Resisting Tyranny: A Universal Right (tags)
Noted figures in support
California Attorneys Appearing in Pretense Court Proceedings: A Legal Ethics Question (tags)
California legal ethics question: What are the duties and responsibilities of an attorney when appearing in pretense court proceedings before a corrupt judge? – Correspondence with a California Attorney.
The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order (tags)
"The global debt crisis, which is beginning in Greece, and spreading throughout the euro-zone economies of Spain, Portugal, Ireland and ultimately the entire EU, will further consume the UK, Japan and go all the way to America. This will be a truly global debt crisis. Government measures to address the issue of debt focus on the implementation of ‘fiscal austerity measures’ to reduce the debt burdens and make interest payments on their debts. ‘Fiscal austerity’ is a vague term that in actuality refers to cutting social spending and increasing taxes. The effect this has is that the public sector is devastated, as all assets are privatized, public workers are fired en masse, unemployment becomes rampant, health and education disappear, taxes rise dramatically, and currencies are devalued to make all assets cheaper for international corporations and banks to buy up, while internally causing inflation – dramatically increasing the costs of fuel and food. In short, ‘fiscal austerity’ implies ‘social destruction’ as the social foundations of nations and peoples are pulled out from under them. States then become despotic and oppress the people, who naturally revolt against ‘austerity’: the sterilization of society."
Rape the children..Amen (tags)
And cover it up...Amen
IF Stone: An Iconic Radical Journalist (tags)
one of America's greatest
Scientology forming an army? (tags)
Kevin Cooper: Will California Execute An Innocent Man? (tags)
Author J. Patrick O'Connor was recently interviewed in San Francisco about his research into the case of San Quentin death row prisoner Kevin Cooper, whose appeal at the Ninth Circuit Court was recently denied, with Judge William Fletcher writing a stinging dissent, declaring that the "State of California may be about to execute an innocent man.” This fall, Cooper will be appealing to the US Supreme Court, which is last chance to avoid execution.
"Over the Rainbow" (tags)
dreams we dream can come true
Keep a light shining on U.S. racism (tags)
Neo-Fascism is always accompanied by a sharp rise in racism, and this one is no different.
Holiday Season Hypocrisy (tags)
Consumerism corrupts the holiday season.
A Hundred and Fifty Years Later and Marx Still Prevails (tags)
Marx Was Right But Don’t Tell Them
Documents describe human trafficking violations by DOD contractors in Iraq (tags)
With private security firm Blackwater USA under fire for its role in a recent shooting incident in Baghdad, new details are emerging about another problem involving contractors in Iraq: the working and living conditions of international laborers employed on U.S. government projects.
Damascus: IAF planes dropped live ammunition on Syria during flyover (tags)
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem said Monday that Israel Air Force warplanes dropped live ammunition during an alleged violation of Syrian airspace in the early hours of Thursday.
white supremacists ratchet for leimert park rally (tags)
Sieg-heiling Skinheads and other white supremacists joined a Save Our State anti-immigration rally outside a day laborer center in Laguna Beach, Calif. (www.sandiego.indymedia.org)
They said I'd be locked up with Paris (tags)
Local Soldier, David T. Toomalatai, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Soldier enlisted 'to access all his dreams,' but died in Iraq. David Toomalatai, 19, spent time with his baby son before tour as a medic. He is the youngest South Bay fatality so far.
Bomber says prison driving him insane (tags)
Cruel and unusuall punishment? A longer version of this article was in Newsweek, Time or one of those other national weekly news magazines. It sounded like they are pretty much locked into a single cell by themselfs for 23 hours a day, 365 days a year with nothing to do but read and watch a limited number of channels on TV.
Colorado City police chief pledged devotion to leader of polygamist sect (tags)
Fred Barlow the top cop in Colorado City wrote a letter pledging love and allegiance to Warren Jeffs the leader of a FLDS sect on the Arizona Utah border.
Economist Milton Friedman dies at 94 (tags)
Milton Friedman, the Nobel Prize-winning economist who advocated an unfettered free market and had the ear of three U.S. presidents, died Thursday at age 94.
Aspartame Awareness Weekend (tags)
This weekend everyone's participation is asked to send out the Report to Schools to all schools, pediatricians and OB-GYN to save the children from this excitoneuerotoxic carcinogenic drug.
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.
Real Men Don’t Lynch Dogs... (tags)
“Schutzhund” style training involves a high tolerance for dog abuse including the deliberate hanging or “lynching” of dogs, swinging, slamming, kicking, etc. These methods are employed by the police, sheriffs, military and private dog trainers and academies. Browse this web site to discover how you can get involved in putting an end to these practices. http://www.stoplynching.com/index.html
Disappearing Palestine (tags)
"The first victims of the Nazis were the Jews, the last victims are the Palestinians." -- attributed to Peter Ustinov
Military trials for detainees rejected (tags)
On the same day the Supreme Court struck down military tribunals for detainees being held in Cuba, Republicans in Congress began working to give the president the power to use them.
Legal and Still Tossed (tags)
Minutemen Target Children: The Attack on Academia Semillas del Pueblo (tags)
HATE-TALK RADIO AND THE BOMB THREAT AT ACADEMIA SEMILLAS DEL PUEBLO
Antis Email Intercepted - Agenda of Violence (tags)
An email sent on April 3rd, 2006 by a prominent anti-immigration leader has secretly urged the nation’s largest neo-Nazi group to launch a campaign of violence and harassment against undocumented workers in the United States.
Racist extremists advocate "killing" Mexicans (tags)
Neo-Nazis and anti-immigration extremists responded to a highly publicized wave of immigration reform demonstrations in major U.S. cities with open calls for terrorist violence, including truck bombs, machine gun attacks, and assassinations of U.S. senators and members of Congress.
Report: Housing Will Slow, Claiming 800,000 Jobs (tags)
LOS ANGELES -- A sustained decline will hit the U.S. housing market next year, costing the nation as many as 800,000 jobs, according to a new economic report released Wednesday.
The Last Testament of Mary Jesus (tags)
Blood In The Streets Of Oakland.
TUES NOV. 15: LA Times Readers to Protest Firing of Popular Columnist Scheer (tags)
LA Times Readers/Subscribers to Picket Outside Times Building To Protest Controversial Firing of Popular Columnist Robert Scheer "I've been a punching bag for Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh for years and I think the paper finally collapsed" -- Robert Scheer, Friday, Nov. 11th
TUES 11/15 NOON: Picket LA Times in Protest of Firing of Columnist Scheer (tags)
Join Peace and Media Activists from Across Los Angeles As We Put the New Publisher on Notice Picket LA Times/Protest the Firing of Columnist Robert Scheer & Limited Coverage of Local Anti-War Movement
The Neo-Con Assault on Art (tags)
When the neo-cons attack civil rights, the poor, immigrants, gays - and wages war around the world, the "left" has a lot to say. But when the right attacks the arts, there is a deadening silence. Artist and blogger Mark Vallen hits the nail on the head. As Emma Goldman once said, "If I can't dance in your revolution, I want no part of it."
Neocon Goldberg Mocks Victims of Katrina (tags)
While New Orleans was reeling from the first deadly effects of “Hurricane Katrina,” Neocon Jonah Goldberg mocked the idea of placing some of the city’s refugees in the Superdome. This is the same warmonger who once wrote that the U.S. should “bomb Canada!” When France refused to go along with the Bush-Cheney Gang’s scheme to invade Iraq, he smeared the French people as a nation of “liars,” who were only interested in a “desire for oil.”
Objection!!!: Supreme Court nominee seen as threat to women, labor, racial equality (tags)
WASHINGTON — Hours after President George W. Bush nominated John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court, fighters for human rights bombarded the Senate with demands that they reject him on grounds he is an enemy of women’s equality, labor rights and voting rights. Roberts’ nomination threatens to push the nation’s highest court further to the right for years to come, they said.
Former LA Times reporter's book railroaded (tags)
A book by former LA Times reporter Jason Leopold that lays bare the backbones of its author's journey through crime, drug addition, power politics in the newsroom and government and corporate scandal has brought its author head on against the very power politics about which he wrote.
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
Jews fear being blamed for Iraqi war (tags)
"If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this."
PFLAG Chapter Forming in Temecula (tags)
How can you help take a stand against discrimination and intolerance? Jim Woodward of Temecula is organizing a local chapter of PFLAG -- Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Persons.If you want to be part of the PFLAG chapter, there is an organizing meeting in Temecula on Sunday, May 16 at 3:00 p.m. For directions and more information, please call Jim Woodward at (909) 693-4852.
Professor threatened after calling Alpine, TX the ''dumbest'' town (tags)
Dr. Sechrest wrote that he was "prepared to defend to the death the proposition that Sul Ross, and this area of Texas more generally, is the proud home of some of the dumbest clods on the planet."
Even libertarians value prize pork (tags)
Should the federal government be obliged to spend hundreds of thousands of tax dollars to repair a backwater fishing pier prone to storm-surge damage? Apparently so, says the office of libertarian figurehead, Congressman Ron Paul (TX-R).
Arafat and Sharon 2 Sides of the Same Coin (tags)
Palestinian journalists in Gaza and the West Bank have also come under attack by armed men - some associated with Fatah's military wing - who did not like what they wrote or broadcast.
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)
Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS
In Defense of Polluters: Howard Dean's Vermont (tags)
Tremblay contends that Dean "is a business man with big money. He is not a farmer. He doesn’t care about the people or the environment. He doesn’t care that the air stinks or that there are flies everywhere. He doesn’t care that his trucks ruin the roads and make it unsafe for your children to ride their bikes. He doesn’t care that he destroys your way of life, and unfortunately the state of Vermont doesn’t care either."
how israel manipulated western intelligence agencies (tags)
WASHINGTON, 19 December 2003 - It's no secret that much of the news reported in Israel's Hebrew-language media never reaches the mainstream American press, for the simple reason that items unfavorable to Israel generally are not translated.
Irving Kristol (Bill’s Pappy), sometimes called the Godfather of neo-conservatism, once wrote: “There are different kinds of truths for different kinds of people. There are truths appropriate for children; truths that are appropriate for students; truths that are appropriate for educated adults; and truths that are appropriate for highly educated adults, and the notion that there should be one set of truths available to everyone is a modern democratic fallacy. It doesn’t work.”
LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)
As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.
Does macho-flash language work? (tags)
Many Libertarians who engage in name-calling or macho-flashing believe that our "absolute truth" is so clear that people should embrace it after hearing our slogans, and so virtuous that anyone who opposes it must be evil or stupid.
Israel-Palestine + Fresca is Sick, and bloodthirsty. I ask all of you to Please read. (tags)
Jesus Died Because Of Bush (tags)
The father of a soldier killed in Iraq accused President George Bush yesterday of being responsible for his son's death.
Students Stand up to Summer Work Company (tags)
National group of students rally against unethical business practices of summer work company.
Liberty: Solutions--Solving the tenacious problem of homelessness (tags)
Libertarians have SOLVED homelessness! Just eliminate all zoning laws, land-use regulations, growth-control measures, and building codes that increse housing costs -- but don't be surprised when your matchstick house collapses in an earthquake or becomes poisoned by the chemical factory next-door -- "Live and let live"
Hoodwinking the Nation (tags)
Julian Simon wrote "Hoodwinking the Nation" in 2000 and was dead a month later, so was Barbara who wrote "Hell To Pay". This is what nasty "Liberals" do to their enemies.
Bilderberg Black Out (tags)
To witness the annual Bilderberg conference is to realize how the “Lords of the New World Order”—the self-chosen elite of international finance, business, and politics—are allowed to assemble in secret and conspire with the connivance of the mainstream media.
Liberals vs. Conservatives? It's the Corruption, Stupid (tags)
"...how about contrasting our noble beginnings to where we stand today? Thomas Jefferson's vision for our nation is imbued with John Locke's interpretation of government of, by and for the people. "Great mistakes in the ruling part, will be borne by the people without mutiny or murmur," Locke wrote. "But if a long train of abuses. . . . all tending the same way, make the design visible to the people . . . it is not to be wondered that they should then rouse themselves, and endeavorto put the rule into such hands which may secure to them the end for which government was at first erected."
Solving the tenacious problem of homelessness (tags)
The Libertarian Party thinks it has the answer the homeless are in dire need of: elimination of all zoning laws, land-use regulations, growth-control measures, building codes, and rent control laws.
Closing Down the Press: Did the US Murder Journalists? (tags)
"The Americans were outraged at al-Jazeera's coverage of the civilian victims of US bombing raids. And on 8 April, less than three hours before the Reuters office was attacked, an American aircraft fired a single missile at the al-Jazeera office"
LA IMC down yesterday...... (tags)
Can anything be done about the hacking "Pro Bush" goons who continue to attack sites where you get actual information?
911 Conspiracy? The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation finally connects the dots (tags)
CBC AIRS PROOF THAT BUSH ADMIN HAWKS WANTED 911 TO HAPPEN!!!!! This was just on the CBC's National News (10:00 -11:00PM EST and 11:00PM-12:00AM EST): "They [the New American Century, a ultra right-wing think tank made up of top Bush admin. officials] wanted the U.S. as a global "constabulary" – their word – unburdened by the United Nations or world opinion, preventing any challenge to U.S. dominance. But, they wrote a year before Sept. 11, such aspirations are unlikely to be realized without "A CATASTROPHIC AND CATALYZING EVENT....LIKE A NEW PEARL HARBOUR."
American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)
The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html
American Conservative magazine indicts Bu$h's Madness of Empire (tags)
The cover story of the most recent issue of "The American Conservative" magazine is entitled, "The Madness of Empire" and is a searing indictment of the Bush administration's plans for attacking Iraq. web link http://www.amconmag.com/02_24_03/cover.html
Who are the Palestinians (tags)
encyclopedia of peace
Midnight Special leaves Promenade (tags)
After ten years on the Third Street Promenade, Midnight Special Bookstore is being forced to re-locate.
Israelis Arrest Two Americans, one from Cali (tags)
Israeli authorities have arrested two Americans affiliated with relief organizations, including a Muslim commentator who recently described by telephone and in e-mails the destruction he saw in Jenin: 'He reported basically the destruction and smell of death under the rubble...'
"FreeRepublic" Becomes "CensoredRepublic" (tags)
Jim Robinson, owner of the popular forum "FreeRepublic", is censoring articles and views he doesn't agree with.