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The Ethics & Language of Lockdown. How the intended solution became the problem (tags)
Long term restrictions like lockdowns are self-defeating...It was inevitable that, at some point, issues of intergenerational justice would be raised, given there is only so much you can ethically ask the majority of people to sacrifice to protect a small minority. Such unfairness is an under-appreciated ethical problem.
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk (tags)
Nut milks have no animal fat, carcinogenic female hormones, salmonella, listeria, antibiotics. They are not derived from animal slavery, suffering, and murder. They help to reforest the planet, use much less human labor, water and energy in production.
Europe turn left (tags)
After the economic crisis in 2008, the neoliberal fairytale of austerity was given a new boost. The neoliberal ideology reflects the idea the dismantling of the welfare state is urgently needed. Austerity means that all state expenditures are reduced to a minimum...
A Nation, Founded on LIES, Part Five (tags)
An Article prove that the Fifth Amendment is a lie.
Government Sponsored Terrorism or Public safety? (tags)
This fact is basic psychology, Robert George Tronge. 1. You see something new 2. You learn to trust it and accept it. 3. You speak about it, passing on the information you were given to others. 4, You act upon the information given.
Revenge Not Justice In Akron Ohio Murder Trial (tags)
African American Kenan Ivery given life sentence without parole for shooting an inebriated offduty policeman out of uniform who had bounced him from the bar for making advances on a white woman and who then proceeded with his friends to knock Ivery down
Tsipras Surrenders to Troika Demands (tags)
Toxic Vaccines News Updates (tags)
The US media censored the news that an Italian court has ruled that vaccines cause autism. Merck has recalled 1 million doses of contaminated meningitis vaccine etc.
Congress Illegally Gives Away Mining Rights On Native American Forest Land (tags)
One of the world's 5 worst mining companies, involved in strip miining and mountain top decapitation, has illegally been given mining rights on Apache land. by the Republican Congress
The Correlation Of Sexual Function To Diet (tags)
Optimum sexual functioning occurs with vegan or fruitarian diet
Ebola Seen In Light Of 1976 Swine Flu Hoax (tags)
Avian flu, swine flu in 1976, swine flu in 2009, SARS... are they all scams of the international drug company cartels and their pawns in governments? Donald Rumsfeld owned the US distribution rights to Tamiflu, which was ballyhooed as a cure for avian flu.
Pharma Corps Act as Mafia Dons by Suppressing Cancer Treatment Alternatives (tags)
The pharmaceutical corporations maintain their monopoly on cancer treatment with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery as the only FDA approved options for those on Medicare/Medicaid by constant harassment of alternative healers and ignorance about nutrition. These strong-arm tactics could be taken out of the script of the Sopranos, the fictional portrayal of an actual organized crime syndicate.
Notes on Repostings at LA Indymedia (tags)
Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)
Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.
Want to end poverty? Brazil's answer: Give people money (tags)
Though controversial, the government a decade ago decided that any family under the poverty line would be given enough money to put them over it. The transfers, which now go to 14 million people, has helped decrease income inequality in the country – incomes for the poorest are growing
Ractopamine Banned in 160 Countries Yet US' FDA Allows Livestock Use (tags)
The butcher industry dominated FDA has allowed ractopamine to be administered to slaughterbound sheep, cows, pigs etc. though it is banned in 160 countries
Karl Marx Birthday (tags)
May 5th is the birth date of Karl Marx, one of humanity’s most influential theorists.
Please Oh LA Times Get A San Diego Section—Please! (tags)
The U-T has never been, over the time I have lived in southern California, a terribly great paper—despite all the awards the news industry gives onto itself. Yet it is really the opinion pages at the U-T that suck (even with less news and staff). OK, given that the front page is now celebrity central as Hollywood Variety Magazine—that is a tabloid sensation for a cult of personality is questionable too.
Philippine police asked to respect human rights (tags)
Akbayan Party to PNP: Respect People's Right to Protest, Observe Maximum Tolerance
Unlawful Assembly at a Protest (tags)
Unlawful Assembly at a Protest. What it is. Laws about it. Orders to disperse. Detailed.
Venice Boardwalk new ordinances NEED your feedback too ! (tags)
LA City Parks Dept had a meeting to draft or discuss a new ordinance about changing the crass commercial junk being sold on Venice Beach. But who could find out where or when the meeting was held ? Could it be intentional that the outreach was limited or non existent even to those who WANTED to attend, to comment, to question their tax-paid decision-makers?
Fielding a local reporter's questions about Camino Nuevo Charter Corporation's designs on (tags)
Now that Philip Anschutz's LAUSD Board Member from District 5 gave CRES #14 to CNCA Corporation, we see the true intransigence and arrogance of a CMO. For over a month we've asked CNCA to write into their charter the availability of at least a Mainstream English program in addition to their Transitional Bilingual Program. CNCA Corporation, and Yolie Flores - who promised the rest of the board she would insure it was implemented - have ignored the community. As with all corporate charters, CNCA is concerned with their bottom line alone.
Federal and State Officials Hear Testimony Regarding Impact of Pollution at Schools (tags)
Wurstkuche Restaurant Given Worst Neighbor in L.A. Arts District Award (tags)
Wurstkuche Restaurant Given Worst Neighbor in L.A. Arts District Award for being inconsiderate egregious Neighbors since arriving in the Arts District almost two years ago.
Barack Obama: Liar, Warlord and Corporate Shill (tags)
another shameless public betrayal
FVECF "Hush Money" not Just Compensation or Justice (tags)
This is a clear case of the GRP acting as spokespersons for the DVA. A case of brazen puppetry of those who should represent Filipino interest but acting as otherwise. They who are paid by the Filipino nation acts as media persons for American interests and even taint the dignity of our people must so our veterans. How could we believe their propaganda that they given so much when the truth is that they have denied 17,000 veterans claims for the flimsy reasons and they given out 13,000 claims? These are crap!
The "Houdini Recovery" under IMF-Type Austerity (tags)
the recovery is the big lie
Haiti 7.0 6 Israel Turkey Feng Shui Row Seven Signs of the Apocalypse (tags)
Truth is stranger than fiction.
Renewed Anti-Immigrant Drive Continues (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This in light of the renewed anti-immigrant bias following the botched attempt to blow-up a jetliner by a Nigerian immigrant during the Christmas season. And also this is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities.
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite (tags)
The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities. This is the same condition when the federal government twiddled its thumbs during the Civil Rights Movement, local police departments in the South led the forces of reaction and bigotry against the Black freedom struggle.
Undocumented workers face new repressive state tactics (tags)
On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Seurity and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. The Obama administration has stated that it will not act on the bill until health care legislation is passed, but there is a good chance it is also waiting for a more conservative compromise proposal to emerge from the Senate subcommittee on immigration. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is also supposed to introduce an administration bill next year.
KPFK's LSB meeting to attend and be part of the vocal community too (tags)
Inglorious Bastards Film Promotes Terrorism and Torture (tags)
Why was the “psychology” of this movie not more considered in reviews? Yes one can quickly retort that it was “just” a movie, and besides artists have poetic license to be free with their work? Well maybe so, but Mr. Quentin Tarantino addresses a serious subject at a curiously serious time, and therefore he invites serious criticism that he and his critics should get—not a Hollywood club giving wide birth if it was meant to promote more guilt or whatever the U.S. film/ review industry silently accedes as OK—that is a film industry that has become part and parcel of a world not unlike that of Joseph Goebbels.
British Columbia's Premier Takes His Environmental Hypocrisy to Los Angeles (tags)
The Premier of British Columbia is in California today for the Governors' summit on Climate Action, even though his record at home is one of environmental hypocrisy. Campbell has been pushing for coastal drilling for oil and gas, and campaigning to open up crude oil tanker traffic along the coastline of the Great Bear Rainforest.
The Dowry in Islamic marriages (tags)
In the Islamic marriage, the bride may bring “jihaz” (dowry) to the house. Contrary to the popular view that Islamic mahr is a dowry; it is not. Because the mahr is mandated by the Quran and is part or the Islamic Shari’a; the dowry is optional. This article deals with the jihaz.
Cancerfornia is a personal testimony, editorial, and letter all in one. It is in regard to the abuses and crimes being committed inside of our prison system, and my own personal solution for what must be done.
Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)
The North American Union is still viable.
VALENTINE'S DAY CELEBRATION IN FACLA FEB 14 (tags)
The Filipino American Community of Los Angeles (FACLA) held an “Affair to Remember” in commemoration of Valentine’s Day last February 14 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 PM at the FACLA Social Hall. The program was capped by the coronation of Mrs. Valentine- Mrs. Alicia Albano Parino; Miss Valentine Ms. Carolyn Pesquiza Sabas and Miss Teen Valentine Ms. Kimberly Padua Esliza.
Video Series: Asylum Seekers Squat Church in Zurich (Switzerland) (tags)
On Friday, 19 December 2008, around 150 Sans-Papiers and solidarity activists squatted the "Prediger" Church in Zurich, Switzerland. The squatters demanded from the Canton Zurich documents for everyone, work permits for all and the implementation of the hardship provision.
Interfaith Dinner: Celebrating the Day of the Patriarch (tags)
Islamic Society of Corona-Norco invites you, your family and friends, and members of your church, Synagogue, temple, and organization to celebrate the Day of the Patriarch – a common bond between the People of the Book.
Continuing, Unrelenting Terrorism and Mumbai (tags)
Terrorism caused by nation-states is vastly greater in scope and causes many more casualties than that caused by individuals or groups of individuals even though that caused by indivduals receives much more corporate attention and condemnation.
Mumbai locals helped us, terrorist tells cops (tags)
Sources said Kasab's colleagues killed in the operation had stayed in Nariman House earlier. Police are trying to find out how Nariman House rooms were given to non-Jews.
Eric McDavid - Update and Writing from Eric (tags)
Update on Eric and writing from him
No Country for Old Women, is more factual (tags)
Laments of Old Men living in this country have some relevant points to make but neglect to notice that there are even more of the 'other kind' - the Old Women living here too.
Time for DISSENT is Now,=. Dont let OUR govt try to shut us up or out. (tags)
Why is Congress not receiving calls and emails suddenly ? Does OUR govt not have enough funds for a decent size computer or telephone service ? Could it be that it is 'closed' so as not to hear what we HAVE TO SAY LOUDLY ? "We dont want that bill passed to bail out financial & investment corps"....is it not shouted out loud and clear enough? by so many, in blogs, commentaries, and over many personal daily conversation.....
When God's Face Turned Very Red ! (tags)
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE SAID NO MORE INJUSTICE !
Is Bush the Lesser a Psychopath? (tags)
ASVAB is Military's Stealth Recruiting Tool (tags)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's most valuable recruiting asset. You can stop this predatory practice.
Help us 'STOP' the bombs! (tags)
Their Plan: Make new nuclear weapons! The Hearing: Make your opinion known! Our Plan: Stop the Bombs!
Venezuela: ... Autonomous struggle from the ground up! (tags)
* Issue #52 of El Libertario is out www.nodo50.org/ellibertario. In its editorial we reaffirm the commitment of this voice of Venezuelan anarchism to maintain a critical viewpoint on the country's realities, as well as our stand in solidarity with the struggle for liberty and equality.
Remember ther Recission Act, Fight Racism and Racial Discrimination! (tags)
On February 18th, we commemorate the 62nd year of the infamous Rescission Act. On February 18, 1946, the 79th US Congress removed the benefits and all entitlements for 250,000 Filipino World War II veterans by stating “their military service were not deemed active”. By a stroke of a pen,the US government removed the recognition of the wartime services and the sacrifices of the Filipino nation during World War II. For 62 years, Filipino veterans suffered discrimination and racism. Of all 66 nationalities that served the American flag, only the Filipinos were excluded from their benefits and recognition. To add insult to injury, the promise that they will given citizenship was granted later in 1990, when the immigration reform bill was passed.
CDIR SUPPORTS SERVANO FAMILY APPEAL NOT TO BE DEPORTED (tags)
The Coalition in Defense Of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) express its support for the Filipino couple Dr.Pedro Servano and his wife,Salvacion Capistrano not to be deported. The CDIR noted that the couple have stayed in the U.S, for the last 25 years and have four grown children. The coalition noted that the latest decision not to detain them or deport them on Monday was a step in the right direction. Instead they were told to report on the immigration facility to explain.
Eric McDavid Ends Hunger Strike (tags)
Eric ends hunger strike - your help still needed!
URGENT- Eric McDavid denied critical medical care! (tags)
Please call the jail immediately...
Eric McDavid Still Being Denied Vegan Food - Your Help Needed (tags)
Please call the jail and request that Eric be given vegan meals...
2 of the Miami Five have Birthdays in August and Appeals Case Update (tags)
Jailed for Fighting Terrorism
Bishops: 'Power politics' behind Jalosjos commutation (tags)
Despite Malacañang’s repeated denials, Catholic bishops suspect politics was behind President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s decision to commute the sentence of convicted rapist and former Zamboanga del Norte congressman Romeo Jalosjos. Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) Episcopal Commission on Prison Pastoral Care (ECPPC) executive director Rodolfo Diamante said the act also shows the “bias" of the administration towards known political allies. “Obviously it’s political because how come Jalosjos was given that privilege and denied the others who are more deserving," Diamante said in a statement posted on the CBCP website (www.cbcponline.net).
MILF to respond to Arroyo’s statement (tags)
Chairman Al Haj Murad Ebrahim of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) will soon issue an official policy statement on the peace process, in response to the March 12 statement of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. This was learned from the office of the MILF chairman by Luwaran today. However, no hints have been given as to how the press statement would be worded or what specific issues would be given emphasis.
Norms and values
Party and Class (tags)
A party lives when there is the existence of a doctrine and a method of action. A party is a school of political thought and consequently an organisation of struggle. The first characteristic is a fact of consciousness, the second is a fact of will, or more precisely of a striving towards a final end.
Systematic Abuse of Cats and Dogs in Bulgaria (tags)
Recent letter to supreme Prosecutor of Bulgaria concerning inadequate behaviour of Minister Nihat Kabil, Mayor Boyko Borissov and German SPCA
Creation and Continuity (tags)
From cave painting to totemism ART has always been the means by/through which a given ‘reality’ is re-arranged (according to the will/desire/needs of the artist/s). Who is it that declares ART today? Everyone is an artist and everything, including murder and war is Art! War is the Art of violent imbeciles but it is art nevertheless. An existing relatively peaceful world was re-arranged by murder artists and today we have a new reality, one transformed by the art of lies and the implements of war. The methods to alter a given reality have never changed only tools (the means) change. It would be well that all become familiar with the means and ends of ‘ART’.
Stolen election AGAIN? Help spark a general strike Nov. 8! (tags)
Before it's too late...
The Dublin Port Tunnel Scam (tags)
The €1 billion euro Dublin Port Project, directed by Halliburton subsidiary KBR, has been plagued with construction problems, and from this viewpoint alone looks like becoming another financial black hole to the benefit of a military contractor. But there is more to the story: back in 1990, when there was a chance to move Dublin Port, thus providing room for much-needed expansion and removing Port traffic from the city streets, the State chose instead to leave the Port where is was and instead build the Port Tunnel. Earlier this year, the Progressive Democrats, partner in the Irish government, revived the plan to move the Port, when the tunnel was almost complete. This article examines why.
Secret Synagogues (tags)
The Inquisition then - and now.
Is the Arab Spring turning to Dust under Israeli Bombardment? BACKFIRE (tags)
Some press reports suggest, moreover, that a lot of Lebanese, seeing their capital under attack from Israel, are rallying behind Hizbullah. Even many formerly pro-American Christian Lebanese are deeply upset that Bush seemed to say it was all right for the Israelis to bomb their civilian airport and blockade the whole country. If the country goes to new elections, the results could be quite different this time.
Prayer For The Death Of The Tyrant (tags)
Macro Augmentation of Psi
Dumb ass Phoenix rulers get screwed out of $8 million (tags)
The standing joke around town was that more people showed up to the watch ostriches race in Chandler.
Breaking News: Press Conference About the Eviction of the Farmers (tags)
12:25 PM It has just been reported that a press conference was given at the South Central Farm today, Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 12 Noon. One of the South Central speaker said that at the court hearing tomorrow, Wednesday
Hundreds of Thousands in NY City March Against the War (tags)
AGAIN, corporate media ignores a massive war protest. Hundreds of thousands protested immigration laws, and the corporate media had helicoptors in several cities giving hourly updates to these demonstrations. But two days earlier on April 29 hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of New York City protesting the war in Iraq were given a ten second soundbite of the podium where Cyndee Sheehan and Rev. Jackson stood.
What 4th Amendment? We're in Bushworld Now (tags)
The phone companies say they protect your privacy, but when the Bush’s NSA comes calling, they just can’t say no. Say hello to Admiral Poindexter’s nightmare future.
futures shock (tags)
futures markets controling America
Challenging religious theocracy from USA to Iran (tags)
Theocratic governments that appear from the Bush regime in the US to Zionist Israel to Islamist fascism in Iran, Saudi Arabia and Khartoum (Sudan) are based on patriarchal myths and fallacy..
Where are all the Frogs? (tags)
It could be that we should be more worried about vanishing amphibians than about George W’s “nookular” wet dreams about Iran.
Manifest Destiny Redux (tags)
The solution to our immigration problem is right under our noses. Annex Mexico and incorporate it into the United States.
The only way that today remains practicable is to observe carefully, with minuzia and patience, that has been - but, only, in order to find that it would have to be, or, in alternative, that is it. No eruditism is more acceptable.
CRISIS AND DISINTEGRATION OF THE ARROYO FASCIST REGIME IN THE PHIIPPINES (tags)
A critical analysis of the inherent contradictions in the current regime in the Philippines would reveal the logic of irreversible fascist decay. While objective conditions have polarized and sharpened the divisions within the ruling bloc, the subjective forces of national democracy and anti-imperialism have not fully organized and united to deliver the decisive blow. Meanwhile, the U.S. and its agents are working behind the scenes to pick a successor to Arroyo and re-consolidate its neocolonial stranglehold. But will millions of concerned Filipinos allow the U.S. and its "guns, goons and gold" to determine again our collective fate and national destiny? Filipinos in the Philippines and around the world will have to decide as the Arroyo cabal, convulved with death-pangs, lashes out at everyone within reach.
AUBURN ARRESTEE ERIC MCDAVID ON HUNGER STRIKE! CALL THE JAIL NOW! (tags)
After 3 weeks of being denied vegan meals, Eric McDavid is now on hunger strike. Please call the Jail persistently and request he be given meals he can eat.
Populist #20 (tags)
On the Judicial Branch, continued
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 10/14/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Bush Policy: Making the World Safe...for Nukes (tags)
By invading countries unilaterally, and by threatening countries without nukes while negotiating with, or even having friendly relations with those that have them, the Bush administration is courting nuclear disaster. -----------------
Avakian on mandates and liars (tags)
by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
Revolution #3, May 22, 2005, posted at revcom.usp>Bush has no legitimate mandate. The will of the people was not expressed in the 2004 election—not only because of voter intimidation and fraud, which there definitely was some of, but beyond all that, and most essentially, because the people were not given a real choice. They were not given a real avenue in which they could express their opposition to what is represented by Bush. The real story of what is happening and the alternative to it was never presented in the election—certainly it was not presented by Kerry and the Democrats.
War-theory 10020-112: Public safety theory (tags)
Research on internal state defence and public safety involving other nations is mainly done in foreign military units, but occasionally also internal studies are being published on abroad to guarantee internal public safety under foreign credit on sovereignty.
Expensive socialism – Finnish stevedores make 50K EUR annually (tags)
Finnish stevedores’ strike is over and labour returns to work. No information on salaries given, but a reference was made to last year salaries, according to which a stevedore made already 50.000EUR per year.
Land of the Paranoid, Bunker of the Skittish (tags)
December 21, 2004 Bunker of the Skittish Losing It in America By DAVE LINDORFF In this post-Columbine, post 9-11 era, America has simply lost it. Just this past week, a 10-year old girl who brought a pair of scissors from home to school in her school bag to continue work on a magazine clipping class project, was summarily turned over to police in Philadelphia by a bureaucratically blinded principal, who allowed her to be shipped off to jail, handcuffed, in a police wagon. The principal didn't even bother to notify the frightened child's mother, who learned of her daughter's ordeal when police detectives called her and said they had her daughter in a holding cell. The school district is justifying its over-the-top handling of this incident by citing the several hundred cases of weapons and sharp objects being brought into Philadelphia schools this year, as well as some serious incidents of attacks on students by other students. Earlier, a young boy's parents in Ohio were interrogated by detectives from the local sheriff's office because their junior high school son, in a classroom discussion on the war in Iraq, had opined that he hoped American soldiers would all be killed in that military adventure. The boy had not engaged in violence, nor threatened it; he had merely expressed a perhaps unpopular and unpatriotic political wish. The list of these over-zealous persecutions of children resembles nothing so much as the mentality of the Puritans during the Salem witch trials. I experienced a little of this madness myself when my son's second-grade teacher called his mother and me in for a meeting. We had no idea what the problem was but the woman sounded dead serious. When we arrived, she sat us down in the classroom and handed us a sheet of drawing paper, saying in a voice that sounded like someone had just died, "I found your son drawing this in class." We looked at the page, on which were neatly arrayed a set of artfully drawn swords of all types-daggers, scimitars, cutlasses, epees, broadswords, dirks and the like. We both broke out in laughter, to the teacher's dismay. Our son, we explained, was fascinated with medieval weaponry, and this was a graphic cataloging of his knowledge. What did she think? That our second-grade, 48-lb son was going to come to school with a Roman broadsword and decapitate a few classmates someday? The teacher looked skeptical, but the matter was quietly dropped. What made this visit so annoying was that our son has never shown the least sign of violent or aggressive behavior, and in fact is known for his openness and willingness to be friends with everyone he meets. What is going on here? Universities report that they are losing foreign students, who used to flock to this country to study, because the immigration service now makes it so difficult for anyone from overseas to get a student visa. Many potential students have just given up the idea of going to the U.S. because it's not worth the hassle or the unpredictability of the visa process. Even in Taiwan, where I taught last spring, which has yet to send a terrorist to American shores and which probably ranks among the most pro-American societies in the world, frustrated students say they are given the third degree when they apply for a visa to study in the U.S. Every foreign student these days is viewed as a potential terrorist! The Home of the Brave has become the Bunker of the Skittish. It's not that the nation has become less safe, either. Schools always had bullies, kids with knives, and in fact, by most measures, the crime rate has been falling (though you wouldn't know this if you get your news watching local television). And don't get me wrong. I don't want kids coming to school with guns either. But probably the best way to guard against that would be to make it harder for them to get guns-something our perverse society and political leadership seem averse to doing. What seems to have gone wrong is this notion that bureaucratic rules and draconian punishments will cure the problem. Principals and teachers, like those involved in the above incidents are checking their common sense at home and turning into slavish automatons on the job. Administrators are handing down so-called "zero tolerance" guidelines on behavior and even speech that belong in China, the former Soviet Union or Iran, not in an American school. The answer to student alienation is not more draconian school rules, any more than the answer to anti-American terrorism is banning foreign exchange students. What we need are more humane and engaged schools. If the welfare and development of all students is the goal, students who misbehave or exhibit anti-social behavior will be treated with kindness and sensitivity, and offered appropriate treatment or therapy, not shipped off in cuffs in a police van.
Kerry Receives 100 Times More in Contributions from GOP Donors than Nader (tags)
The anti-Nader Democrats have spread their big lie to discredit Nader and silence his anti-war and progressive message that Kerry could not rebut.
Pasadena Peace Convention Scholarship (tags)
There will be a $100 scholarship given away randomly at Oct.2 Pasadena Peace Convention for Kids.
Beating about the Bush (tags)
If party politics is the art of lying (and it is), then for the ordinary person political conventions are to be avoided at all costs. If these were judged by the standards of that other massager of the truth, advertising, then every one would be sued for being misleading.
Preventive Warriors (tags)
The NSS two years later.
Repression and Torture in Guadalajara (tags)
Many protesters beaten tortured and imprisoned in the aftermath of the May 26-29 ALCUE protests in Guadalajara, MX
Life & Death in South L.A. (tags)
The decline of King/Drew Hospital should serve as a cautionary tale to anyone who clings to the notion that health care should be dispensed by the government.
Calling all theatre groups - Palestinian Play for Performance (tags)
Details of a play for performance regarding the plight of Palestinians living in the Occupied Territories. This is primarily of interest for those involved in (political) theatre. This site won't allow me to download the file with the play itself, if you are interested to see it contact me at email@example.com and I will send it to you
The Access of Evil (tags)
There's something to be said for being able to tell the difference between your friends and your enemies.
Comcast creating a digital apartheid (tags)
Comcast HSInternet is warning and terminating users that use their connections past a hidden bandwidth throughput limit. No numbers are given to help people reduce their habbits stating these are confidential.
milosevic trial sets precedent: US granted right to censor evidence (tags)
givne the us has spurned the ICC, its support of the ICTY is highly suspicious
Judge Rules Forced Anthrax Inoculation Illegal (tags)
Despite the fact that French soldiers during the Gulf War were not given the anthrax vaccine and do not exhibit any symptoms of GWS, many still debate whether or not the vaccine is truly to blame for syndrome.
A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)
But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"
Veteran's Day (tags)
Today is Veteran's Day. If you appreciate the freedoms you enjoy today, thank a veteran, and pause for a moment to reflect on the sacrifices made to ensure you enjoy your freedoms.
Exiled Family Drugged For The Flight Removal (tags)
Information on Exiled Family from Finland at the time for the return flight is correct...
What Does Equal Time Mean? (tags)
CNN's version of EQUAL TIME in a Presidential Debate means that 1 candidate get 14 minutes and another gets 5. NO ONE recieved EQUAL time.
Ministry of Justice giving misleading false statements (tags)
Based on several academic and non academic facts, we may say "Ministry of Justice" stinks.
outFarpress presents- ACLU Speaker On Patriot Act And Gay Rights July 28 (tags)
On July 28th, Bob Kearney, Associate Director of the Northern California American Civil Liberties Union, spoke on the Patriot Acts, Privacy Rights, and the Rights of Gays. 2 files, broadcast quality (26MB) and slow modem (6.7MB) LINK- http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=7488 This is the 4th in a series of speeches given by ACLU speakers produced by Dan Roberts and outFarpress.
President George Bush given a "pink slip" for lying to the American people (tags)
President George Bush given a "pink slip" at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles for lying to the American people.
THE ARAFAT CANARD VS. "BARAK'S GENEROUS OFFER" (tags)
"Furthermore Arafat was given an offer of 97% of the territories. The point here is that he rejected it because it "wasn't generous enough." The Zionists learned well from Geobbels about the constant repetition of the propaganda lie -- and make it BIG !!
Blumner: Ashcroft Nonapologetic Despite Findings of Post-9-11 Injustice (tags)
None of the report's findings apparently pricked his conscience: not the way men were indiscriminately arrested, or the way they were kept from contacting attorneys, or the way they were left to languish for months while the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents assigned to clear them of terrorist links were given other duties.
Analysis Of White House Obstruction Of 911 Investigations (tags)
* Why has the government refused to make public the recorded pilots conversations with Air Traffic Control, notifying them of a hijacking in progress? We know these conversations took place because the FAA has confirmed having reported the hijackings to NORAD within minutes of their commencement.
Do We Really Have Free Speech? (tags)
The following is a transcript of a speech given by 13-year-old Charlotte Aldebron in Augusta, Maine on April 19, 2003.
Foreign aid, foreign disaster (tags)
Be it bilateral or multilateral, dispensed directly from a government or through an international lending agency, foreign aid embodies all the failures and tragedies that have come to typify our government-run domestic poverty schemes.
First we loot their oil, then they loot the National heritage (tags)
In the Bush tradition of mob money...
WHY THE TROUBLE ACCEPTING THE OBVIOUS? (tags)
What really is the deal here?
Let there be light (tags)
faith based solar initiative
More words of truth from Dubya regarding the War on Terra (tags)
A 2.5meg RealVideo file with excerpts from a speech given by Cowboy George. Approx. 3.5 minutes.
Bush policies blasted At UN (tags)
Faced with growing international skepticism, George W. Bush used much of his State of the Union Address in an attempt to build support for his drive to war with Iraq.
Tyranny in Tekirdag Prison, Turkey (tags)
This is a report by the TAYAD prisoners' support organisation in Turkey. It is based on an account by a prisoner held in Tekirdag F-Type (Isolation) Prison and describes both major and petty abuse of prisoners by guards and officials.
Open - Air Service Sends a Message for Peace (tags)
12/8/02 The Pasadena Mennonite Church held services this morning at Central Park in Pasadena CA.
Downtown Women's Shelter Angel excommunicated? (tags)
Given every excuse until they were told that their Angel was unrepresentative, the Downtown Women's Center's Angel was not invited to participate in the two week exhibition and auction.
U.S. Aid to Israel: What U.S. Taxpayer Should Know (tags)
Most Americans are not aware how much of their tax revenue our government sends to Israel.
Presidente/Not the Presidente (tags)
...we may have given the impression that George Bush had been legally and duly elected president of the United States...
Talk given by Noam Chomsky at MIT - a MUST listen to audio recording (tags)
A talk given by Noam Chomsky at MIT re:war on terrorism.
PsychWarfare: Genoa: Body Bags ordered (tags)
despite threatened mass protests, the authorities have ordered 200 "Vietnam War-style body bags" and set up a room at the city's main hospital as a morgue. Police and troops were being given counselling.... [ hmmmm, or brainwashing their consciences???? ]
Police Account of Demonstrations Not Based in Reality (tags)
Police did not live up to the terms of their dispersal order at the Human Needs Not Corporate Greed, March for Our Lives festival at the DNC and violently attacked demonstrators who were dispersing from the area (audio, listen in, 26:00).
Values That Count (tags)
It is a long way to the Portest site! (tags)
you've been given erroneous information (tags)
Alleged Police Harrasmentof Activists (tags)
Alledged harrassment by LAPD of activists around the DAN LA convergence space
NLG Report On N30 Out Now! (tags)
The National Lawyers Guild has published a draft report on police abuse and the loss of Democracy (sic) that occured in Seattle the week the WTO came to town.