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Tahini Wars (tags)
Support Queer rights in Arab land. Buy Tahini
Concrete Dystopia (tags)
Capitalist conditions are characterized by the fact that there is no rationality in society as a whole that coordinates the interests of the many and the overall direction of social development.
The Perfect Totalitarian Rule: Orwell (tags)
The security state is different than the constitutional state and is marked by the generalization of fear, de-politization and forms without substance. In 1984, Orwell warned of totalitarianism where the past was erased and the Party created a new language.
Restore Mexican-American Studies in Tucson Arizona 2017 (tags)
A long time member of SW USA both when it was Mexico's northern states and now when it is part of Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the SW area rings with the labor,experiences and sometimes tears of the Mexican-American or Chicanos
Learning from History: Resistance in the 1850s and Today (tags)
A number of recent news commentaries have noted the strong similarities between what happened in the 1850s when the country was heavily divided around the issue of slavery and experiencing a great deal of Northern resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act and what’s happening now between Red states and Blue states and with people of conscience everywhere involved in the resistance to the Trump regime’s racist Executive Orders on immigrants and refugees.
USA, A NATION UNDER SEIGE (tags)
Information follows in support of the above title.
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.
Kurt Vonnegut's 7 Pieces of Advice (tags)
The mind of Kurt Vonnegut, like the protagonist of his best-known novel Slaughterhouse-Five, must have got “unstuck in time” somewhere along the line. How else could he have managed to write his distinctive brand of satirical but sincere fiction, hyper-aware of past, present, and future at once?
Geral Sosbee, former fbi agent illuminates fbi's murderous corruption (tags)
Here are a few of my reports over the past thirty days on the complete and murderous corruption of the fbi and on the violent/deadly police state forged in USA:
fbi are human monsters (tags)
For those who do not yet realize the basis for my referring to the fbi as human monsters see the following data.
Fbi and cia are despicable & cowardly terrorists (tags)
As I have demonstrated by incontrovertible evidence for the past 16 years, the agents, operatives, assets, informants, street thugs and supporters of the United States of America's fbi/cia are terrorists, even against our own proven patriots.
honor killing in Los Angeles (tags)
Cops say Shehada Khalil Issa, 69, shot his son Amir, 29,Tuesday Amir's mother was also dead on the scene when cops arrived Prosecutors say Issa threatened his son in the past because he was gay
Teenagers Get False Messages to increase the use o Drugs. (tags)
In the past year's studies o drug use among teenagers, new rends are showing up,
Michael Chertoff The Man & His Star-Crossed Past (tags)
Poster's note: Chertoff made the Dept of Homeland Security an Israeli agency and has hired Michael Hayden, the man who made the NSA a universal snoop and was also head of the CIA, for his Chertoff Group)
Puerto Rico Population Drops 10% Over Past Decade (tags)
Census Bureau estimates Puerto Rico's population shrinks by 10%, mostly during the island's financial crisis.
Cowardly and Murderous United States of America (tags)
Summary reports on the cowardice of the USA follows:
Philippines: Bongbong’s whitewashing of Marcos name anathema to 2016 plans (tags)
Akbayan took exception to Senator Bongbong Marcos’s statement that there was no downside to being a Marcos should he decide to run for higher office in 2016.
Some Good News from Palestine (tags)
Philippines: Dismantling the Marcoses' "Empire of Memory" (tags)
Statement of Akbayan Chairperson Risa Hontiveros on the 42nd year commemoration of the declaration of Martial Law
Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery Extends Exclusive Engagement (tags)
CHASING LIGHT PICTURES, LLC, SHELLEY MORRISON (Actress/Executive Producer) and Producer/Director/Writer WALTER DOMINGUEZ have extended the exclusive engagement of their new documentary feature film, WEAVING THE PAST: JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY until THURSDAY, AUGUST 28.
Home, Sweet Occupation (tags)
It's all about existing and controlling space.
56 Senators Try to Force Keystone XL Pipeline Past President Obama and the Public (tags)
A group of U.S. senators says it has enough votes to not only approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, but push it past President Barack Obama. The group consists of all 45 Republican senators and 11 Democrats. They introduced legislation for the pipeline on Thursday.
Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery (tags)
Weaving the Past is a documentary by Walter Dominguez and Shelley Morrison that is premiering in Pasadena, CA on August 15
220 schoolgirls enslaved by Boko Haram (tags)
Quote: "If occidentalism was absurd in the past, it's preposterous now. Boko Haram is not reacting to western intervention in Nigeria, for there is none. The only way you can pretend the west is to blame is by agreeing that knowledge is "western knowledge", rather than the property of the entire human race, and that the education of girls is "western cultural imperialism" – a road that leads you to nihilism as soon as you step down it."
Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)
Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.
Homeland Security Defense Fund (tags)
On March 6, 2003 the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Coast Guard brought charges against me for "being depressed".... and only now have I made it into the 9th Circuit....
Ding Dong! Thatcherism and sexism are alive (tags)
Margaret Thatcher is part of a system, not an individual deus ex machina, no matter how personally ambitious.
Another Dismal Jobs Report (tags)
Hagel and Brennan Nominations (tags)
The Gatekeepers: Exposing Israel's Dark Side (tags)
CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE JUDY JOHNSON ACCUSED OF EMBEZZELING PUBLIC FUNDS (tags)
Johnson, female, black, is no stranger to financial schemes. For the past 8 years, she has been quietly serving as the president of an entity with the misleading name of California Consumer Protection Foundation AKA "CCPF"
Warehouses, Workers & Wal-Mart (tags)
A group of workers for a warehouse that works exclusively for Wal-Mart invade the management offices with a list of demands that included crazy things like less dangerous conditions, hours that didn’t stretch from way before dark to way after dark, pay that met the legal definition of a wage and an end to global hunger (well, not really the last one—yet!).
How to stop sex scandal, women activists suggest ways (tags)
Manila, Philippines: Gabriela Women's Party Representatives Luzviminda Ilagan and Emmi De Jesus are now sisters, having Scandal as their new surnames.
Facebook kills app that would let Facebook stalkers become real life stalkers (tags)
While a fair corner of the internet was in angry mob mode because Facebook changed users’ default emails to email@example.com, several others were aware of another Facebook dealing that seemed even more nefarious. This past Monday, Facebook quietly unleashed the “Find Friends Nearby” feature, a mobile app that would allow users to see which other users were in proximity.
Libertarian Chaos (tags)
"After all the brinkmanship and game playing over the debt limit last year, and after being ridiculed by pretty much everyone, the Republicans are back at it. In an election year and with last year’s plunge in the polls as evidence that voters just don’t agree with their tactics."
Mad Max 2038 (tags)
L' anarchie est le seul espoir de l' humanité...
Israel Declares War on Gunter Grass (tags)
Is Happiness History? (tags)
Colin Quinn was performing his brilliant one man show "Long Story Short" (directed by Jerry Seinfeld) to a sold-out crowd. In addition to nonstop laughs on historical topics, the show offered profound insights. I was particularly intrigued by Colin’s observation that (the pursuit of) “happiness” is part of Declaration of Independence, yet “no other country has made it their policy to cheer people up.” How ironic, I thought.
The Keynesian past is past: Nostalgia is not the future (tags)
Keynesianism would be much better than austerity, but would do nothing to solve the underlying structural crisis of capitalism.
Whistling Past the Graveyard (tags)
Akbayan Youth Supports Occupy Wall Street Movement (tags)
Akbayan Youth applauds and supports Americans who have decided to occupy various centers of corporate greed in America, most notably Wall Street in New York. They represent the voices of poor and middle class Americans – 99% of American society – who demand that corporations shoulder the burden of salvaging the economy. We view the spontaneous and peaceful actions in New York, Boston, Washington D.C. and other major cities as an inspirations for our own struggles in the Philippines.
Pushing the Envelope for Confrontation with Iran (tags)
Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)
Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.
Philippine peace process gaining headway (tags)
Upon assuming office a year ago, President Benigno S. Aquino III declared that the government was ready to resume peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the Communist National Democratic Front (NDF) without pre-condition and repeated it in his first State-of-the-Nation Address (SONA).
EMDR ? the documentary film (tags)
Interview with filmmaker Michael Burns on his new film EMDR.
The Great Unravelling (tags)
PHILIPPINES: Marcos' legacy cannot be rehabilitated (tags)
Akbayan Youth on the 25th Anniversary of EDSA and the Marcos burial issue
People's Poetry Benefit for Jeremy Marks (tags)
Saturday, February 26, 2011
NORTH HOLLYWOOD - For the sixth consecutive year, the Community Rights Campaign, an initiative of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, held a night of youth expression of poetic resistance at the NoHo Actor's Studio. A standing-room audience, predominantly made up of youth of color, took part in the evening's poetry recital and open mic, which doubled as a fundraiser for the legal defense of Jeremy Marks, an 18-year-old arrested by Los Angeles Schools Police Department and charged with attempting lynching for filming an act of brutality by a member of the department against a fellow student.
MY PEARLS IN TWITTER FOR REUTERS (tags)
It is necessary to scrub in the journalists' face the world just as we see it to prove that we see more than the propagandas that they do.
Philippine President-elect Aquino dared to reverse mom’s neo-liberal policies (tags)
MANILA, Philippines — Akbayan party-list Representative Walden Bello on Tuesday dared President-elect Benigno Aquino III to reverse his mother’s neo-liberal policies that he said have killed Philippine agriculture and industry.
Permanent Aggression, War on the horizon in Latin America (tags)
"A military conflict is not initiated from one day to the next. It’s a process that involves first influencing public perception and opinion – demonizing the target leader or government in order to justify aggression. Subsequently, armed forces are strategically deployed in the region in order to guarantee an effective military action. Tactics, such as subversion and counterinsurgency, are utilized in order to debilitate and destabilize the target nation from within, increasing its vulnerability and weakening its defenses. This plan has been active against Venezuela for several years. The consolidation of regional unity and Latin American integration threatens US possibilities of regaining domination and control in the hemisphere. And the advances of the Bolivarian Revolution have impeded its “self-destruction”, provoked by internal subversion funded and directed by US agencies. However, the Empire will not cease its attempts to achieve its final objective, and a potential military conflict in the region remains on the horizon." "The time to defend Venezuela is now. The empire is preparing to destroy this beacon of hope. Certain nations have the potential to lead the world away from destruction. Venezuela with it’s progressive leadership, a well mobilized working class, and other “conscious” sectors, in addition to abundant natural wealth which includes oil, can any one doubt what U.S. planners are preparing? No serious person who wishes to help preserve our world can deny her need to take this stand and become involved in this work. You out there who were involved in the Central American solidarity actions are called upon again now. Your efforts then in the face of the empire helped make this day possible. We did not save the world then. We helped keep it alive. We should rejoin the effort now. How beautiful the outcome may be this time."
"We are in the Greatrest Financial Bubble of all Time" (tags)
"An old world perishes as a new world arises-pictorially comparable to a caterpillar that dies because the butterfly comes to life. What is called financial crisis is only a superficial symptom.. One of the main causes of the debacle is the Americanized corporate governance." (F.Malik)
Activist Acts out (tags)
Activist Acts out
Anti-War Demonstration on Thankstaking Day (tags)
People were reminded--again--of American aggression and overconsumption, food was given to local homeless, and food scraps to coyotes/raccoons.
KPFK members may think CHANGES are not needed so should not occur...??? (tags)
Why are so many objecting to any changes attempted at Our Radio Station funded by listeners at KPFK ?
Israeli Nazis attack (tags)
Photographer Abed hashalmoun who is trying to cover the olive harvest in West Bank.
Boom and bust capitalism won't be fixed (tags)
"The world has been informed that their main order of business will be to find some way of restraining bankers' pay – rather than concentrating on the infinitely more important question of how to ensure something this horrific never happens again..."
America's Tortured Past (tags)
America's sordid legacy
Heather Forbes LCSW (tags)
Heather Forbes was a successful architect, then she started a family and qualified as an LCSW.
Haitian Minimum Wage Struggles: A Call To Action (tags)
Miami Autonomy & Solidarity is asking progressives and revolutionaries to organize in their communities around the Haitian minimum wage struggles.
Homies Unidos Statement on Arrest of Executive Director Alex Sanchez (tags)
In response to the FBI arrest of Los Angeles activist Alex Sanchez, the board of Homies Unidos has issued this statement:
FBI Surveillance methods of the Past (tags)
For anyone interested, here is an article about the FBI Special Surveillance Group or SSGs
seth speak (tags)
Other events literally become invisible to you. Since basically past and future exist at once, you are at the same time dangerously constructing your future along the same lines
CRASS, WHERE STIFF FINGERS (tags)
In December 14, last 2003, some of the people here in this country took charge of a review about the 90’s scene and the Movement’s outlook were third world. They were graduating but late and friends were youth but boring.
Former S&L Regulator: Absolutely A Banking Bailout Coverup (tags)
This Bill Moyers interview is going viral so fast, I can’t even keep up with it. And for a very good reason - former S&L regulator Bill Black explains exactly why the current banking bailout is a mistake. Hat-tip to Crooks & Liars for content!
Enjoy life to the fullest……………. (tags)
Don't over do ; keep your limits 14. Don't take yourself so seriously ; no one else does 15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip 16. Dream more while you are awake 17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Remembering the past to change the future – We must hold the torture state accountable (tags)
“Get the good old syringe boys and fill it to the brim We’ve caught another nigger and we’ll operate on him Let someone take the handle who can work it with a vim Shouting the battle cry of freedom” A U.S. Army marching song composed during the Philippine War entitled “The Water Cure” to celebrate a version of waterboarding used on Filipinos “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Poet and philosopher, George Santayana
American Empire Foreclosed? (tags)
Mark Engler, a writer based in New York City, is a senior analyst with Foreign Policy In Focus and the author of How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy (Nation Books, 2008). He can be reached via the Web site http://www.DemocracyUprising.com.
What has occurred throughout the U.S. is much more than an economic decay. It is a national lifestyle change.
On the Psychology of Neoliberalism (tags)
The claim of non-wage benefits was stylized as social misuse, recipients of high incomes as achievers and unemployment as personal responsibility. According to this ideology, the optimal conditions for gaining profits lead to prosperity for all.
Fear of the Great Depression (tags)
The acute danger exists of a self-reinforcing downward spiral from deflation, increasing debts and new problems in the financial sector..Degenerate banks must be closed by the state in a controlled way. Politics must try to reduce the uncertainties of consumers.
You Tube: Neoliberalism and the State (tags)
The ruling bloc rediscovered the state to create a welfare state for capital. Neoliberalism is a concrete break from Keynesianism. In the past there was a place for workers in the structures. Neoliberals invested in think tanks and changed how people thought about the state.
12/1 Lee Siu Hin: What We Should Expect from President Barak Obama? (tags)
If history can teach us something, the election of Obama and Clinton has many similarities: after the initial excitement we might experience the same disappointment and disillusion like Clinton-era--and even the possibility of Republicans can capitalize the public disappointment to regain the control of Congress at the future elections.....
Buy Nothing Day Organizers Confront the Economic Meltdown Head On (tags)
The economy should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-realization. Bailing out speculators while ignoring the imperatives of reducing working hours and building community centers is a blindness.
Financial Injections Ensure the Assets of the Rich (tags)
The money must be taken from those who profited from the past financial system. Thus a tax reform must be on the agenda. A state investment program is also urgently necessary. The past growth model of global capitalism is in a structural crisis. A new economy is beyond profit.
Presidential Candidates Get Time Capsule of Past Administration Mistakes:George Bush Sings (tags)
We're counting down the days Bush is out of office. But not counting on history books to accurately encapsulate the past administration's mistakes of the past 8 years. George Bush Sings is the truth serum time capsule put to a rhythmic beat and the clean-up list for the new president to tackle in office.
THIS WEDNESDAY - Celtic New Year event at Cal State L.A. (tags)
"Lessons From A Silver Branch:" An examination of the endangered Celtic cultures, including spoken word, live music and free dance lesson. Happy Samhain, or Celtic New Year! ("Halloween" to the English)
SAVE THE DATE: Celtic New Year celebration at CSULA, Wed. Oct. 22, 7 p.m. (tags)
Come celebrate Celtic New Year during the season of Samhain (called Hallowe'en by some), with a live band, spoken word and a free dance lesson!
Words of wisdom (tags)
The Past exists only for a practical purpose. It is never the cause of any trouble or suffering. Success is not measured by what you have accomplished but it is ascertained with what you are able to understand
Stalinist Spanish Civil War Artwork Vandalized in San Francisco (tags)
Direct Action to commemorate the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the right way...
Don White Addressing a Los Angeles Antiwar Rally in March of 2005 (tags)
Video showing Don White addressing a rally against the Iraq war in March of 2005.
Dont Be Net Neanderthals! (tags)
The world that you see is an interpretation product of your intelligence. The time of stinking steel-and-oil machines is over. Rejoice, the net will be your car, airplane and spaceship!
Current Climate Lectures of Latest Research, Free Online (tags)
Here are two lectures given at the Univ. of Washington about the current state of the climate by two researchers who have been gathering data for decades. I highly recommend these to everyone. They were both aired on DishNetwork Channel 9404 in the past week.
Perfectly Clear, Shinning Example of Climate Change Danger - Here and Now (tags)
In the past several years there have been studies showing plants flowering as much as a month early, butterflies migrating weeks later than usual, changes in the timing and location of bird migrations, tropical frog extinctions, bears in Spain no longer hibernating because there is enough food to eat all winter, tree lines moving up mountainsides and up in latitude, the line of permafrost moving north, and others. But none of these are close enough or important enough to us, personally, to make us (Americans) concerned. These are all out on the fringe of our world and simply do not affect us.
Food Not Bombs National Gathering reportback (tags)
By nearly all accounts the Food Not Bombs National Gathering was a smashing success: Activists of all types and ages from FNB chapters all over the country were brought together in Nashville, TN for a Critical Mass bike ride, no-pants dance party, a day of workshops, a group meeting, scavenger hunt, huge food sharing downtown and a march through the streets.
African Americans Are Spellbound (tags)
African Americans from all walks of life-ranging from doctorate degree owners, academia professionals, ministers, politicians, or corporate executives, to ill-educated people-share a commonality when it comes to the n-word: They are mesmerized by its hypnotic influence.
Police Harrassment Incident Report (tags)
Even a minor incident of police harrassment could be a prelude to something major.
Super Charged Weather (tags)
NOAA released a report Friday that says January's temperature was close to average although they also pointed out that the Northeast region of the US had unusually warm weather.
The Ballad of The Bush League (tags)
A special Super Tuesday multimedia stage performance of "The Ballad of The Bush Leagues. February 5, 8:00 pm, Admission $5, cash bar. Approximately 45 minutes.
Forget oil, the new global crisis is food (tags)
A new crisis is emerging, a global food catastrophe that will reach further and be more crippling than anything the world has ever seen. The credit crunch and the reverberations of soaring oil prices around the world will pale in comparison to what is about to transpire, Donald Coxe, global portfolio strategist at BMO Financial Group said at the Empire Club's 14th annual investment outlook in Toronto on Thursday.
OH, THAT'S JUST FRICKIN GREAT! (tags)
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is using out-dated data to form it's report. The deadline for data was over a year ago for info from scientific research. That means all of their predictions are too rosy. And yet, the politicians in the IPCC are softening the language of the report. That's just great. Keep the public stupid about the facts.......they can't handle the truth.
Exodus - It's Official - We're Past the Tipping Point. (tags)
Earlier this year it was reported that the southern oceans were now releasing carbon dioxide
Public Communication of the Anarchist Movement of Temuco (Chile) (tags)
In light of the events that occurred this past September 11 (2007) that led to our anarchist companions Lucas Machacán and Italo Sepúlveda being detained in the area of the Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO university) and imprisoned by the prosecutor the following day, we denounce and declare the following...
Congresswoman Jane Harman asked (by me) about the Mearsheimer & Walt book in West Los Ange (tags)
Congresswoman Jane Harman asked about the Mearsheimer & Walt book in West Los Angeles this past Saturday
Arctic Ice Shrinking AND Thinning - Reports (tags)
A research team from the National Snow and Ice Data Center, part of the University of Colorado at Boulder published their report of the annual 'Arctic Ice Minimum' last week which tells the extent of the summer melting. It broke the previous record set in '05, but it did so by a huge margin. The area that melted this year is 26% more than the '05 record.
Memorial Service for Ferd Eggan (tags)
Ferd Eggan, writer, activist, revolutionary, died 07/07/07 of liver cancer related to AIDS.
Here Is Where Al Gore Is Coming From - You Had Best Be Aware (tags)
An Update of Climate Science From Around the World This is a collection of articles from google alerts, and a few sites such as NOAA from the past year and a half. It is very compelling information mostly not published in the American corporate media, and shows why the energy giants are spending many millions on their massive dis-information campaign. Please pass this on and post it everywhere you can. And please sign the petition being promoted this weekend with the global environmental music festival.
Arctic Ice Melting 3x Faster Than Predictions (tags)
A study published in the current issue of Geophysical Research Letters reveals that "the actual rate at which summer sea ice had shrunk per decade during the past 50 years was more than three times faster than an average of 18 of the most highly regarded climate simulations."(1) This is another in a growing number of reports that are showing that the globe is warming at an accelerated pace, not in the gradual steady incline that was expected by the scientists.
Report from the territory of the indigenous Cucupá (tags)
Report from the territory of the indigenous Cucupá people in the community of El Mayor, Baja California, northern Mexico. (Part I)
Watershed Restoration Tree Planting Day! (tags)
Los Angeles National Forest gets some new trees. Photographs available at http://www.crystallake.name/
African, Muslim members block action on Darfur (tags)
The U.N. Human Rights Council will begin a three-week session in Geneva on Monday amid expressions of frustration from rights advocates at its early performance and alarm over proposals that might weaken it further.
Lack of lake ice a harbinger of things to come (tags)
Jim Stevens, Staff Writer Sussex Sun
World's sea levels rising at accelerating rate (tags)
by UK Guardian
Globe is Warming Faster Than Scientist's WORST PREDICTIONS (tags)
Review of the year: Global warming Our worst fears are exceeded by reality
Report from Oaxaca - Dec. 23 - Night of the Radishes - Message to the People of the World (tags)
In these past days many different people have told us that the struggle continues despite all the repression.... the events of the past 6 months have changed people profoundly...People are thinking of Oaxaca, but not only Oaxaca.
OPEN CALL FOR FULL ACCOUNTING OF INDYBAY FUNDS (tags)
OPEN CALL FOR FULL ACCOUNTING OF INDYBAY FUNDS
Climate Crisis Coalition Reports: Climate Change is Largest Looming Health Threat. (tags)
This is just one of many reports from around the world on Global Warming and Climate Change. Climate Crisis Coalition Website, daily reports, 12/5/06: http://www.climatecrisiscoalition.org/blog/
U.S. quietly rated travelers for terrorism potential (tags)
For the past four years, without public notice, federal agents have assigned millions of Americans and other international travelers computer-generated scores assessing the risk they pose of being terrorists or criminals.
2007 NCOR Event Details & Call for Proposals (tags)
The National Conference of Organized Resistance is an annual event that brings together people from all backgrounds for a weekend of learning and discussing local and international social justice issues through workshops, panel discussions, and skillshares. We are currently seeking workshop proposals for the 10th Annual NCOR, held March 9-11, 2007 at American University in Washington, D.C. The 2006 conference was a tremendous success, with 80 workshops and almost 2,000 registered participants. We hope to make the 2007 conference an even more vibrant and stimulating experience. NCOR is shaped as much by the people who attend as the people who run it. As volunteers, as workshop leaders, as discussion participants, you create NCOR. We hope you will join us to help make NCOR 2007 an inclusive and diverse forum for global resistance.
Utha IMC under Porno Spam attack by Indybay Editor (tags)
just a sample of what the editorial staff has been up to in the past few weeks.
L.A.'s MacLaren Hall Survivors Become Family (tags)
I am asking that any of you that are from this child protection institution/foster care “aging out” past reach out to others with shared pasts, as your brothers and sisters, as family and reach out to local kids JUST ABOUT TO “AGE OUT,” and let them know there is a family of survivors out here...
Warnings of a US recession and global slowdown (tags)
Three commentaries published in the Financial Times over the past week have pointed to the increasing likelihood of a US recession that would have major implications for the global economy.
A Victory for Hizbollah, Syria and Iran: israel Wasn't Hoping for This (tags)
Far from driving the Hizbollah north across the Litani river, Israel has entrenched them in their Lebanese villages as never before.
Flag law forces colleges to pay (tags)
When they make us worship their flag it's time to get out the guns, and burn a few flags and burn a few government tyrannts.
CM Protest Against Three Little Pigs: Silly, Garbage & Baloney (tags)
The Minuteman Junta that controls the Costa Mesa City Council (Mayor Allan Mansoor, Eric Bever and Gary Monahan) call allegations that they pander to extremists the equivelent of the Three Little Pigs fairy tale and "silly garbage baloney," but local residents who marched through Costa Mesa July 8 feel otherwise.
Isn't corporate welfare great!!!! (tags)
How can a farmer afford his BMW if the feds don't give him corporate welfare.
IPCC: Human Influence is DOMINANT Cause of Warming (tags)
Global warming fastest for 20,000 years - and it is mankind's fault. ....convincing evidence showing that climate change is already happening.
We are in a Chaos (tags)
American legitimacy is undermined. Hardly anyone believes in American morals any more. American credibility was shattered.. The present rests on errors of the past, lies and crimes. The Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophecy with the Iraq invasion.
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.
Death Penalty (tags)
Death Penalty Protest Tonight, Tuesday Feb 21 at the Westwood Fed. Bldg. 11000 Wilshire 6:30pm.
Six Lies About Immigration (tags)
An interesting take by a white guy who mostly gets it.
America's KGB doesn't read papers & won't learn from history (tags)
America's new KGB--King George Bush--once bragged about not reading newspapers, now refuses to learn from the past. POTUS 43(Pretzeldent of the U.S.), in his SOTU(sad state of the union) rant, now tries to weasel out of his Iraq debacle by derisively rejecting 'Monday morning QBacking.'
DVD TO RAISE FUNDS FOR GRENADA HURRICANE RELIEF (tags)
GRENADA: THE MAROON SPIRIT, a new documentary film by Pumpkinhead Production Company to donate portion of sales to Grenada Maroon Fund
View past Costa Mesa City Council meetings online (tags)
Want to see what went on at past Costa Mesa City Council meetings?
Audio: "Don't Talk About Religion or Politics" Talk & Presentation (tags)
MP3 audio recording download of a presentation/talk on art, religion, and politics, by artist/curator Mark Vallen and fellow exhibition artists Poli Marichal, Sergio Hernandez, John Paul Thornton, and Gwyneth Leech.
Push For Peace - Disabled Vets Wishing to Protest War (tags)
There are many home-bound, or otherwise disabled, American citizens and veterans that have been unable to participate in past marches supporting the peace message.
Governor's Claims of Remorse Not Genuine (tags)
The Governor has contributed more to gang violence through his cuts to education and social services than Tookie Williams ever did by co-founding the Crips. It is a travesty that such a flawed person was allowed to sit in judgement of this valued member of our community.
L.A.'s Pet Project: By the Numbers (tags)
Los Angeles Animal Services General Manager Mr. Guerdon Stuckey routinely states that there has been a decrease in animal shelter deaths within the past year; however, the facts seem to point to an increase.
Budget for U.S. spying slips out (tags)
Budget for U.S. spying slips out — $44 billion In an apparent slip, a top U.S. intelligence official has revealed at a public conference what has long been secret: the amount of money the nation spends on its spy agencies.
Cal Housing Bubble May Burst Soon (tags)
The basic rule of thumb that if you cannot afford to itemize deductions on your income tax form, you cannot afford a house is as true today as ever. A house is just forced savings and if you do not need the tax write-off, you are better off renting. The World Socialist Website has a good analysis of the pending bubble burst of the California housing market, which means now is a good time to sell if your house is not a tax writeoff.
UCSB Disorientation Guide (tags)
The UC Santa Barbara Disorientation guide is a radical resource to connect activists on and off campuses working for social change.
Possible New, 3rd, Gulf Storm Disaster midOct-midNov/ Jan-Feb Disaster Storm Predicted for (tags)
For the people and gov./non-profit assistance. New storm predictions of dreamers-psychics past and weather storm patterns observed historic and remembered through prehistory oral tradition past to historic time.
Mexico is actively abetting non-Mexican illegal immagrants into Texas (tags)
i DARE ANY ONE TO MAKE THE CLAIM THAT MY POST IS A PHONY !
Global Kibbutz (tags)
The Real Joe Turner (tags)
Joe Turner has a violent past.
J24: National Rank and File Labor Conference in Chicago: Take Back Our Unions! (tags)
A one day rank and file labor conference on Sunday, July, 24 - the day before the AFL-CIO National Convention opens in Chicago.
Why Such Drastic Changes Sought by Neo-cons? (tags)
Of course it is the inevitable, looming oil crisis that awaits the US (because of her thirst for oil) that has given this Administration the justification to invade Iraq on the "pack of lies" (1. Honorable George Galloway) that came out of this White House. That, although not justified in many people's minds, is pretty much understood by the rank and file.
Travelling Critical Mass VideoZine!CALL FOR WORK AND INTERVIEWS! (tags)
We will be traveling to cities whose critical mass bike rides have, in the past ten years, encountered repressive interference from police, motorists, or media. We want to interview you!
Quotes From Dr. Griffin's Lecture Shown on C-span (tags)
The truth about 9/11 is slowly making it's way out from the Internet. An extremely brave and intelligent University Professor named Dr. David Ray Griffin has written a book that is full of irrefutable facts about the 9/11 attacks that will stun people who have not been getting their news from non main stream sources. His lecture will re-air on C-span Saturday May 6, at 2:30 PM Eastern. It is extremely well done and extremely important information for all Americans.
Is God Christian ? (tags)
Original Publishers - Metroland -and- American Federation of Teachers Religious conservatives in Texas are pressuring textbook publishers to conform to their agenda—which is changing schoolbooks everywhere.
Window Treatment Industry Sees Boom Times (tags)
A booming housing market for the past few years has given a giant boost to the window treatment industry, one of the few industries wherein the product is produced primarily in the U.S.
10,000 in first black-led Harlem peace march (tags)
The march from Harlem drew anywhere from 4,500 people, according to an unofficial police estimate, to nearly 10,000, according to legal observers. But its significance, organizers said, lay less in its size and more in the fact that this was the first black-led antiwar march to emerge from Harlem, a neighborhood they say symbolizes the disproportionate impact the war has had on communities of color.
Does Hope Have a Future? (tags)
Hope, as the theologian Jurgen Moltmann has explained, distinguishes humankind from all creation.. Hope is a transnational category and cannot beonly nationalist or myopic. Where there is danger, there is also hope (Schelling).
The Misconception of Time and the Holy Books (tags)
The concept of time originally derived from the constantly changing conditions, which man later divides into the "past," the "present," and the "future," has, as it turns out, been giving rise to a number of questions. Isn't it an irony that while all we have the whole of our life is but the "present," the fact that we possess memory has yet led us to assume that we have a "yesterday" and a "tomorrow"? This admittedly is an issue that contradicts the various ideas associated with the word "time" as it is popularly used in our daily life, in the various scientific literatures, and in the different Holy Books, which consequently makes it real difficult for us to have it brought to the surface. What seems to further complicate matters is perhaps the very fact that even scientists have so far tended to look upon the issue as one that is strictly a matter of our misconception of time, thereby ignoring the fact that man is destined to have memory.
Only In Arkansas: Webb 'Double Gunshot Wounds' Explanation Defies Belief (tags)
Only In Arkansas: Webb 'Double Gunshot Wounds' Explanation Defies Belief Prison Planet | December 18 2004
Quantum Physics: ElectShun2004 NOT Written in Stone, Keep Working to FIX It! (tags)
We have entranced ourselves and fallen under a self-created spell if we imagine that the past exists in a solid, objective way. To quote Wheeler “It is wrong to think of that past as ‘already existing’…..the past has no existence except as it is recorded in the present.” When we become convinced that the past exists in a solid way, we solidify it in our imagination as being that particular way, which will thereby create compelling evidence that proves the rightness of our point of view (that the past really is that way). When we imagine that the past is a particular way, for example, this conviction effects our present moment experience AS IF the past really was that way, which just confirms to us our conviction that the past REALLY IS that way, which just makes the past seem even more AS IF it really was that way, ad infinitum.This is to fall into a self-created and infinitely self-confirming feedback loop that is synchronistic and atemporal in its operation and thereby has the nature of a self-fulfilling prophecy. We have unwittingly literally hypnotized ourselves by our own power of effecting reality by the way we observe it...KEEP PUSHING AND FIGHTING, We are 'lifting the veil' OFF this fundamental issue and steadily breaking through into consensus reality- at the Ohio Capital last saturday the response from motorists was OverWhelming! ALSO, official Government document, Declaration of Intent to Nullify Ohio's Electors as chosen by biased Blackwell and send another set of electors representing the "Will of The People"
The President Plays Poker (tags)
The past tax cuts tore holes of billions in the federal Washington budget.. The ambitious reformer GWBush puts all his eggs in one basket, that his society of owners will not soon be mocked as a society of debtors.
Christianity -- The Downfall Of America (tags)
In your face now...
Yesterday and Tomorrow (tags)
It is very surprising indeed that man feels the presence of "the past" only when, at "the present," he recalls his memory. What's more, even his feeling that "the future" does exist is but a feeling that he derives from the total recall he had at "the present time" of some "sequential conditions" of the past event. Is it not to be admitted that we ourselves feel that we are constantly at "the present" throughout our lifetime? Now, what do all these talks about our having "the past" and "the future" has to do with us? Is there something wrong with our concept of time or is it our memory that is in the wrong?
9/11: HEALING JOURNEYS. . . forlocal and global justice (tags)
Interfaith Activists to Offer “Healing Journeys” on Saturday, September 11th. Tw o peace marches culminating in in MacArthur Park for an interfaith, intergenerational memorial service/rally/celebration/call to action
A Life of Illusions (tags)
Would you believe it, should someone tell you that at this very moment you are experiencing a number of pasts simultaneously? No doubt your immediate response would be, "That's just absurd!" But doesn't it ever occur to you that the stars you see in the sky are actually in their past condition, not in their present condition? Does this not mean at present we too are experiencing "a number of pasts" of the stars?
Litmus Test: Time for Kerry and Democrats to Take a Stand for Our Votes (tags)
Alan Greenspan, a banker who stands to retire on over $140,000 a year, has called for cutting the Social Security retirement benefits for Baby Boomers. It’s high time for John Kerry and the Democrats to admit that there is no such “crisis” in Social Security. All that’s needed is full Social Security taxation on the rich and the employers who pay their salaries.
Down with U.S. Imperialism Contingent's Message from A12 (tags)
No Bush, No Kerry, Revolution is Necessary!
When is Political Violence Justified? (tags)
Today I am writing about a very sensitive subject. Indeed, at this point in time it is a very dangerous subject to write about. The subject is political violence: when is it justified and when is it not justified. There are many positions on this topic and like most topics there are extreme positions. One extreme position is that political violence is never justified. This is the belief held by pacifists and followers of Gandhi. At the other extreme we find believers in political violence ranging from Stalinists, some Anarchists, Fascists, to Imperialists, among others. These political ideologies generally support the use of violence to achieve their ends.
Numb and Nummer (tags)
The draft...it's coming. Let’s put in on the table for discussion BEFORE the election! Ask the questions. Insist on open dialogue. Demand accountability from the Press and the Politicians.
Building Bridges Radio-Reagan the Liberal and I.W.W. vs Starbucks (tags)
Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA AUDIO LINK
Anger over razing of Gaza zoo (tags)
RAFAH, Gaza Strip - During the past five years, Mohammed Ahmed Juma and his brother, Fathi, slowly built their privately owned zoo into one of this city's best-loved community institutions. Last week, it took less than 30 hours for Israeli army bulldozers to destroy it.
MONDAY 11AM Picket Luncheon Honoring Arnold (tags)
Join a picket outside the Women of Los Angeles luncheon on Monday honoring Arnold Schwarzenegger with their Highlight Award. The picket will be in support of the dozens of women who have come forward with charges of sexually battery against the Governor and in support of the women, children, elderly. health care workers and college students that will become victims of Governor's proposed budget cuts if they are past.
Bush v. Bush-lite: Chomsky's Lesser-Evilism (tags)
There is no question that the Bush administration's policies are "cruel and savage", but John Kerry (along with the majority of Democrats in the Senate) supported most of them, including the war on Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, the war on Iraq, and the "No Child Left Behind" education act. As Marjorie Williams pointed out in the Washington Post recently, "Kerry voted for so many of Bush's major initiatives that in order to disown them now he can only argue that they were wrongly or dishonestly 'implemented.' This amounts to a confession that his opponent made a chump of him for the past three years. In fact, one might argue that Kerry is a poster boy for all the ways in which congressional Democrats have allowed themselves to be rolled by the Bush administration."
A Legacy of Struggle: The Importance of Knowledge (tags)
The importance of a knowledge of history to understanding the present and to develop an appreciation for the sacrifices and accomplishments of the progressive people who preceded us.
Ralph Nader's campaign for President is growing very rapidly! (tags)
During the past couple of days, Mr. Nader has been traveling through Texas and visiting local universities to talk about his campaign for President. At each venue Nader has appeared at so far, upwards of 1,000 people have shown up to hear him speak. It's clear that interest in his candidacy is much bigger than some would like you to believe.
Just a little lyric for arts sake...
Arizona Is No Longer a Cowboy Libertarian- Conservative Bastion (tags)
Arizona's desert-dwelling Democrats are sick of losing, and of George W. Bush. That's why John Kerry is their man.
Fear and duplicity (tags)
Some thoughts on fear, intimidation and Martin Luther King Jr.
Enemy Combatant Radio Live Stream from SF (tags)
Special live audio coverage from an historic election in San Francisco at: http://enemycombatantradio.org
Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study (tags)
Fire Arms in the possession of Free Citizens are a threat to Tyrants and Criminals only. Gun Control is nothing more than a Stalking Horse for disarming the American Public to make them easier to subdue.
New Year Hitchhiker Gathering (tags)
The New Year Hitchhiker Gathering in the low desert of southern California will bring together road travelers to share resources, connect and celebrate a movable culture.
We're Finished, Jeb (tags)
Given the events of this past week in Miami- Nov 20-03, it is evident Jeb, that you are running with the wrong crowd. Men dressed in helmets, bullet proof vests, with stun guns-pepper spray-clubs-tear gas, is not my idea of the people I wish to associate with.
History- 17 Years Later (tags)
A wonderful piece by John Bennett in a time of conglomorate-controlled media.
JFK remembered by one who was there (tags)
This writer was in the press corps. accompanying President Kennedy on the day he was shot in Dallas.
Boycott Borders Books! (tags)
Borders Books Workers Strike
Workers at Borders Books store #1 in Ann Arbor, MI went on strike this past Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 AM.
FBI steps up repression of activists in Michigan with formation of Grand Jury (tags)
The FBI and Coast Guard issued subpeonas to a federal grand jury to two activists in Michigan on Tuesday
Antonio Negri in Argentina (tags)
Due to the visit of Antonio Negri to our country, we introduce some articles of debate and polemic with Negri's ideas that were published along the past few years in the magazine Estrategia Internacional.
RE - VOLT (tags)
THE ANARCHIC REVOLUTION
Reexamining Columbus & Columbus Day (tags)
Building Bridges Radio brings you this 28 minute radio program. To Listen click on Indymedia Link.
WHISTLEBLOWER UNDER HEAVY CYBERATTACK (tags)
Yahoo, willing puppet to the U.S. intelligence communities, is to be considered suspect and even boycotted. I should know. The information in question regards the connections between September 11, 2001 and a company known as Booz, Allen, and Hamilton.
"ARHNULD," UNREPENTANT NAZI Candidate for CA Governorship, Unauthorized Bio, 15 (tags)
SCHWARTZENEGGER in on 2001 CA Energy/Enron meetings, why? & Quakenbush/W.Buffet; Rothschild connections, George H. W. Bush connections, unrepentant Nazi, campaign decided at Bohemian Grove, eugenics connections. . .more. . 15 SECTIONS
Don't publish on the fake IMC. (tags)
From past experience.
US Before the Third Iraq War (tags)
The US has not learned from comparable situaitons in the past that `the best military victories cannot win the peace'.. The belief that Saddam Hussein's overthrow alone would win the `hearts and minds' of the Iraqis was a grave error.
Lightning Definitely NOT Cause of US/Can Blackout (tags)
A study of National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration radar images for upstate New York and the New England region shows that no thunderstorms have been in that area this evening, and there have been no rain events in the Niagara Falls-Buffalo area in the past 48 hours.
what happened? (tags)
could someone from the imc explain what happened to the website for the past i don't know how many hours?
"What is George W. hiding?" redux (tags)
Editor's note, July 8, 2000: The word coming through the media grapevine is that no matter what George W. Bush did in the past or does between now and November 7, he is to be given a pass by the corporate media.
Saudi Arabia behind Global Terrorism (tags)
"So if the Saudi’s were in Indonesia, Bin Laden was from Saudi, 15 of the Twin Tower terrorists were Saudi’s it was time to do some more research on Saudi Arabia:" A review of Saudi Arabia's REAL involvement around the world over the past ten years.
Who deserves to be mourned in America? part II (tags)
Was the settlement of white colonists on Native-American land a just and beautiful cause? If so, what are we to make of the Israeli Zionists' attempted colonization of Palestine?
The Conservative Assault on our Environment (tags)
Fitzsimmons, a free-market policy analyst and former libertarian and conservative think tank consultant, contends that ecosystems exist only in our imagination -- thus, federal policies should not be used to manage or restore the environment.
Why the 'Captain America crowd' is on the defensive (tags)
It helps prove what some have speculated in the past — that the administration benefits from what psychologists call “projection”. In a stressful time such as this, the public subconsciously projects boldness onto rashness and competence onto foolish behaviour, because to see the leaders' mistakes in the harsh light of reality would spark a mass panic.
In The Kingdom Of Forgetting (tags)
Memory can be an embarrassing thing. In politics, it's often more convenient to forget. The classic illustration of this idea was Orwell's dystopian Ministry of Truth, where functionaries fed any inconvenient bit of information down the memory hole -- "whereupon it would be whirled away on a current of warm air."
Troops secure the black gold (tags)
WHAT IS the difference between most government buildings in Baghdad and the Ministry of Oil? All but the Oil Ministry have been looted, burned or destroyed in the past weeks.
War Tax Resistance Made Simple (tags)
Regardless of the specifics, the basic truth is about half of your income tax is going to the military. For all the millions of people who've taken to the streets in the past four months to prevent or oppose this war, this is like a kidney punch from behind: You may spend your days, nights and/or weekends working to preserve peace, but everyone who pays taxes is financially helping to support the war.
Testify by Rage Against The Machine (tags)
Download a rare studio version of Testify by Rage Against The Machine
Petition to Remove Congressman Howard Coble (tags)
The Yellowworld.org Petition to remove Congressman Howard Coble (R-NC) from his position as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security for his endorsement of the Japanese American internment.
Canadians not approving of American policy (tags)
Canadians are showing significant signs that they want to move away from the direction taken by the states. This is a MacLeans magazine story, Dec 26, 2002
In These Times (tags)
What has the nation become
The Deceptive Memory (tags)
There is no “past,” “present” or “future”! What is really happening is that we are constantly undergoing “a change of condition.” Apparently we are “being deceived” by those “impressions of the previous conditions” that have remained imprinted as our memories.
The Deceptive Memory (tags)
There is no “past,” “present” or “future”! What is really happening is that we are constantly undergoing “a change of condition.” Apparently we are “being deceived” by those “impressions of the previous conditions” that have remained imprinted as our memories.
The Deceptive Memory (tags)
There is no “past,” “present” or “future”! What is really happening is that we are constantly undergoing “a change of condition.” Apparently we are “being deceived” by those “previous conditions” that have remained imprinted as our memories.
Little Israel Demands 10 $Billion More! (tags)
Not content with the $4billion we GIVE them every year, not content that Americans will DIE fighting ISRAEL'S enemy, Iraq, Israel NOW demands 10 $billion more!
Vista NO WAR IN IRAQ protest (tags)
Numbers of participants quadrupled this past week at local NO WAR IN IRAQ protest.
HELD RANSOM (tags)
artists addressing dysfunctional relationships
Political Revenge For Activism (tags)
Of late, Federal Freedom of Information requests have shown the ugly tip of the iceberg in a country that prides itself on freedoms. Liberals who are EFFECTIVE...BEWARE!
I have received today an invitation to stand for a trial in my university, the University of Haifa.
Please Pray for My Vocation. (tags)
I need my life of environmental/peace&justice organizing-activism, and homeless service, to turn into a full spiritual vocation.
RAWA's Statement on the Northern Alliance's Entry into Kabul (tags)
RAWA acknowledges, in the below statement, that the retreat of the Taliban from Kabul is, indeed, a positive development. However, the Northern Alliance has a very bloody history of its own; and RAWA calls on the world community to assist the people of Afghanistan in their efforts to build a peaceful future where basic human rights become a cornerstone of Afghan society.
Pacifica Radio Fdn nearly bankrupt, KPFA in peril (tags)
Pacifica Foundation officers informed KPFA (94.1 FM, Berkeley, Ca) management that the organization is out of money, having spent over two million dollars over the past three years on corporate law firms, security services, and public relations agencies. Over the past two years, however, KPFA has exceeded all fundraising goals, and should show a surplus of over $200,000. Instead, KPFA has over $100,000 in unpaid and overdue bills, including $9,400 to PG&E for electricity. The station may be off the air if the PG&E bill is not paid by Monday, October 22.
trauma preventative and aftercare REPOST (tags)
for those about to partake in biodev2001, check out this info about trauma preventative and aftercare.
trauma preventative and aftercare (tags)
for those about to partake in biodev2001, check out this info about trauma preventative and aftercare.
Is History Repeating Itself -notes on Globalization and The Future (tags)
A review of past practices and explotation of 17th C., and other institutions. A bit light on the technology issue, but perhaps the book itself is more informative.
George www. Bush throws Vieques an imaginary bone (tags)
For the rest of this horribly intriguing report you must go, right now, to http://www.saviorass.com/archives/bush/2003/index.html or else click on the address below and find the report on the Savior Ass homepage. Thank you and fuck the Navy.
Martians invade La Jolla, saying they are sick of the fast new pace of outer spa (tags)
The end of the beginning?
Congressman Filner at San Diego FTAA forum (tags)
Comment by one attendee on remarks and personal interaction with Congressman Bob Filner at San Diego FTAA forum/teachin
The Facts Are In: Electricity Demand in California Was Lower (tags)
"The fact that demand in California is on par with previous years highlights power producers' attempts to circumvent environmental rules and local input on energy policy,"
Students Storm Office, Deliver vote of no confidence to School Adminstration (tags)
Students Press for Adminastrative Reform and demand Alternative Models.
LA Times Article re: LAPD Undercover OPeratives (tags)
What if LAPD undercover "scouts" masterminded the throwing incident Monday night?
The IRA Green Book: outline of revolutionary arrests (tags)
In 1977 Seamus Twomey while isolated from his family, friends and comrades in arms, wrote a blueprint to indoctrine and harden Irish socialist revoloutionaries to the price each one of them may have to pay while interned indefinitely by imperialist forces. Today the situation is only more critical and the advice of 23years past rings true. All those engaging in direct action must learn from the past as well as from present day treatment, of those held hostage in Philadelphia for putting their asses on the line for all of us, it is time to harden yourselves for the battle.