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House Rejects Fast Track Authority - For Now (tags)
UK Whistleblower Says Britain's Nuclear Deterrent a Disaster Waiting to Happen (tags)
The Goodness of Mankind Is Threatened (tags)
See my report concerning some of the effects of a police state on modern man.
Assad Affirms Syrian Sovereign Independence (tags)
Mocking Putin's Good Faith Ukraine Peace Plan (tags)
Supreme Court Rules for Big Money (tags)
Fukushima's Deadly Legacy (tags)
Guantanamo Hunger Striking Continues (tags)
Herman Wallace: Free at Last (tags)
Assad Fears US Aggression (tags)
Washington Supports Venezuelan Opposition (tags)
Chavez: A Personal Tribute (tags)
Gaza Still Boils (tags)
Mitt and Mormonism: Does It Matter? (tags)
Was Dahrun "Spycam Man" Ravi a Secret Closet Queen? (tags)
Just wondering of Dahrun Ravi was obsessed with his own secret homosexuality and this is what led him to spy on his roommate having sexual relations with another man? There is a fine line between homophobia and repressed homosexuality.
Despite Shooting Incident Pope Celebrates Mass (tags)
The Vatican was undeterred by an incident earlier in the day in the eastern city of Erfurt on the edge of the security zone in which a man fired an air gun at a security guard about an hour before a papal Mass.
Riots Across Britain: Perhaps More Than Meets the Eye (tags)
Budget Cutting Perfidy (tags)
Jerry Brown "It's all a lie" (tags)
Jerry Brown "It's all a lie"
The San Francisco Strike of 1934: It’s Lessons Today (tags)
The progressive sector of the US labor movement marked July 5, 1934 - a day striking labor unions called "Bloody Thursday" - a turning point in the history of working people on the West Coast. On that day, strikes, riots, tear gas and armed troops on the San Francisco waterfront 1934 strike still had an impact that is still felt to this day. "I think it is still relevant to the Bay Area," said Kevin Starr, the pre-eminent historian of California who wrote about the strike in "Endangered Dreams," a history of California in the Great Depression.
Rancho Cucamonga Youth Demonstrate Against Proposition 8 (tags)
October 25, 2008 RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Student leaders of local high school Gay-Straight Alliances banded together this Saturday to demand equality for LGBT people and spread awareness about the insidious proposition 8. They were joined by teachers, community members, and families. Prop eight, if passed, would eliminate the legal right for same-sex couples to marry. Earlier this year, the California Supreme Court decided that the right to marry was guaranteed by the state constitution, and could not be superseded by initiative.
They said I'd be locked up with Paris (tags)
AIPAC and ADL to merge (tags)
Dagan, the head of Mossad, has ordered his two security service in the US to merge and go after Pelosi.
Tom Morello's Revolution Will Not Be Amplified (tags)
THE NIGHTWATCHMAN'S SONGS OF ACTIVIST SOLIDARITY
Bomber says prison driving him insane (tags)
Cruel and unusuall punishment? A longer version of this article was in Newsweek, Time or one of those other national weekly news magazines. It sounded like they are pretty much locked into a single cell by themselfs for 23 hours a day, 365 days a year with nothing to do but read and watch a limited number of channels on TV.
farting terrorist causes plane to land! (tags)
Flatulence forces plane to land - Don't these TSA and Homeland Security Thugs have any real criminals to chase down???
Stun Gun Fun is a job perk for UCLA campus cops!!! (tags)
UCLA officers allowed to use Tasers for "pain compliance"
Call For Military Draft To Congress (tags)
reinstate mandatory military service
UN warns of Gaza 'breaking point' (tags)
In July and August Israeli security forces killed 226 Palestinians, 54 of them minors, in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Human rights group, B'Tselem has reported. More that 220 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza since the end of June Living conditions for Palestinians in Gaza have reached breaking point, a senior UN official has said.
Dutch F-16's ready to shoot down passenger plane because dark skinned men pass cell phone (tags)
I wonder if the general public thinks the war on terror has gotten out of hand when F-16s scramble to guard and possibly shoot down a passenger plane because dark skinned men on the plane are passing around a cell phone!
Mexican theme park turns border crossing into sport (tags)
A place were La Migra are not jackbooted thugs? Hey they are only actors here!
Philippines: AKBAYAN leads protests over SONA of lies, lies, lies (tags)
AKBAYAN (Citizens' Action Party) today joined the various groups which trooped to the streets to express opposition to the State of the Nation Adress (SONA) of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo (GMA), saying GMA's SONA promises will not make up for the fact that she is the center and crux of the country's crisis right now.
Hollywood firm gets to use freeway for Free!!!! (tags)
City slickers from Hollywood sucker Mesa hillbilly government rulers into letting then use a Mesa freeway to film an expensive move for FREE! Mesa citizens are not as dumb as their hillbilly government rulers and are pretty angry because they can’t use the freeway and because the rich Hollywood firm gets to use it for free.
A jobs program for police state techies!!!!!! (tags)
Its nothing more then a jobs program for overpaid police state techies. And of course it is also creating a bigger better police state by spying on us all.
Hawaiian FREEDOM (tags)
"Hawaiian by birth". "American by force"
Old lady guilty of walking to slow (tags)
A new way for the government to shake down people for money? Yea they waved the fine this time, but once they get the taste of $114 for shaking down one old fart for walking too slow they will never stop shaking down old folks who walk too slow!
Police launch eye-in-the-sky technology above Los Angeles (tags)
Police launched the future of law enforcement into the smoggy Los Angeles sky in the form of a drone aircraft, bringing technology most commonly associated with combat zones to urban policing.
A much healthier way to sneak into the USA (tags)
Some Mexican migrants take to bicycling into U.S.
Actor Charlie Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story (tags)
Actor Charlie Sheen has joined a growing army of other highly credible public figures in questioning the official story of 9/11 and calling for a new independent investigation of the attack and the circumstances surrounding it.
Mexican stamp with racist motif (tags)
MEXICO CITY, Mexico (AP) -- The Mexican government has issued a postage stamp depicting an exaggerated black cartoon character known as Memin Pinguin, just weeks after remarks by President Vicente Fox angered U.S. blacks. The series of five stamps released for general use Wednesday depicts a child character from a comic book started in the 1940s that is still published in Mexico. The boy, hapless but lovable, is drawn with exaggerated features, thick lips and wide-open eyes. His appearance, speech and mannerisms are the subject of kidding by white characters in the comic book. Activists said the stamp was offensive, though officials denied it. "One would hope the Mexican government would be a little more careful and avoid continually opening wounds," said Sergio Penalosa, an activist in Mexico's small black community on the southern Pacific coast. "But we've learned to expect anything from this government, just anything," Penalosa said. In May, Fox riled many by saying that Mexican migrants take jobs in the United States that "not even blacks" want. Fox expressed regret for any offense the remarks may have caused, but insisted his comments had been misinterpreted. Carlos Caballero, assistant marketing director for the Mexican Postal Service, said the stamps are not offensive, nor were they intended to be. "This is a traditional character that reflects part of Mexico's culture," Caballero said. "His mischievous nature is part of that character." However, Penalosa said many Mexicans still assume all blacks are foreigners, despite the fact that at one point early in the Spanish colonial era, Africans outnumbered Spanish in Mexico. "At this point in time, it was probably pretty insensitive" to issue the stamp, said Elisa Velazquez, an anthropologist who studies Mexico's black communities for the National Institute of Anthropology and History. "This character is a classic, but it's from another era," Velazquez said. "It's a stereotype and you don't want to encourage ignorance or prejudices." The 6.50-peso (60 cent) stamps -- depicting the character in five poses -- was issued with the domestic market in mind, but Caballero noted it could be used in international postage as well. A total of 750,000 of the stamps will be issued. Ben Vinson, a black professor of Latin American history at Penn State University, said he has been called "Memin Pinguin" by some people in Mexico. He also noted that the character's mother is drawn to look like an old version of the U.S. advertising character Aunt Jemima. The stamps are part of a series that pays tribute to Mexican comic books. Memin Pinguin, the second in the series, was apparently chosen for this year's release because it is the 50th anniversary of the company that publishes the comic. Publisher Manelick De la Parra told the government news agency Notimex that the character would be sort of a goodwill ambassador on Mexican letters and postcards. "It seems nice if Memin can travel all over the world, spreading good news," de la Parra said, calling him "so charming, so affectionate, so wonderful, generous and friendly."
Minuteman Flap Leads to Home Search (tags)
The search for the flashlight angered Dang's attorney, who called it political retaliation for Dang's open criticism of police tactics during the demonstration. "It's seems bizarre," said attorney B. Kwaku Duren.
The True Story of Modern Day Michelangelo (tags)
What happens when you find the Modern day Michelangelo in Hollywood, starving to death and needing exposure? Meet the Girls and follow their amazing true story.
Chertoff Buried Early Evidence of Bush Torture Campaign in Afghanistan (tags)
The nominee for new Homeland Security secretary, back in 2002, worked hard to keep the public from hearing courtroom testimony that would have revealed the Bush government’s new campaign of torture, allowing it to spread from Afghanistan to Guantanamo to Iraq.
Protest against Donovan Jackson verdict in Inglewood (tags)
Should cops beat up minority teens and become millionaires? Say no, by protesting the verdict at Inglewood City Hall
Eminem releases mosh2 video with new ending (tags)
"It is time for all people of conscience to call upon America, come back home, come home America. I call on Washington today, I call on every man and woman of good will all over America today, I call on the young men of America who must make a choice today. Take a stand on this issue, tomorrow may be too late. Come home America." -MLK (1)
Athletes enraged over dog killings (tags)
SOME OF Canada's Olympic athletes are outraged the Canadian Olympic Committee won't take a stand against Athens officials who are poisoning up to 15,000 stray dogs in the city so the country looks pristine during the games.
Dear George.... (tags)
God dashes off a letter to George Bush...
Sex pros get ready (tags)
With thousands of Republicans set to invade the city this summer, high-priced escorts and strippers are preparing for one grand old party.
Immigrants Drain $30 Billion in Cash Annually (tags)
In the past nine years the cash that immigrants send from the United States back to their home countries has almost doubled, but the Bush Administration is planning to use the upcoming G-8 summit to discuss ways to increase the outward flow of cash.
The Pentagon is co-opting Northern Africa (tags)
The Pentagon's new "Africa Engagement" means it will not let ungoverned areas fester as terrorist havens -- and North Africa is on the receiving end of our military aid and our political will.
'I Just Want To Shut It Off' (tags)
. . . The rappers laugh and boast "And they destroyed the two towers, ha, ha ha!"
Liberal alternative to Drudge launches... (tags)
A team of fresh-out-of-college progessives have teamed up to launch the liberal alternative to Drudge: The Raw Story (www.rawstory.com).
LA County supports suit over lost state tax (tags)
Today's demonstration in San Bernardino is being organized by the league of cities' Inland Empire Division. Participating cities have been asked to estimate how many layoffs they would need and send the corresponding number of shirts. "It's a way of visualizing what Sacramento is stealing from our communities now,"
Ethnic cleansing on the Jordan River (tags)
The euphemisms roll off of his tongue. "It's not genocide; it's transfer." Czechoslovakia and Poland did it to Germans after World War II. Forcing nearly 5 million Arabs from their homes is OK because "Jews are not Nazis."
W. Virginia steel tests the mettle of Bush (tags)
West Virginians rely on manufacturing jobs, which earn about twice that of retail. But if Bush lifts the tariffs on imported steel, several thousand jobs could be lost in one fell swoop, and Republicans could lose the state in 2004.
Big Brother Wants to Make Me an Unperson (tags)
An ignore feature? Ridiculous. Is this how you get around having to allow "open publishing"?
CNN practiced self-censorship - Plus the latest outrage from FAUX NEWS (tags)
CNN's top war correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, says that the press muzzled itself during the Iraq war. And, she says CNN "was intimidated" by the Bush administration and Fox News, which "put a climate of fear and self-censorship."
Surprising Backlash to FCC's Libertarian Ruling (tags)
Activist groups and lawmakers say the libertarian instincts of the FCC's Michael Powell are out of step -- many fear that large corporations will absorb local news outlets.
"Got water? Give some to the fish" (tags)
Tribe members stood outside a hotel holding signs with sayings such as, "Fish need water stupid" and "Got water? Give some to the fish." U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton, former Libertarian Party member, has been widely criticized for her assault on environmental protections.
US POW rescue was 'stage-managed' (tags)
Just keep telling yourself - we have no stage managed controlled Presstitutes, it was not about Oil, Hi I'm from the Government I'm here to help you, we have no stage managed controlled Presstitutes, it was not about Oil, Hi, I'm from the Government I'm here to help you, ...
3 point plan to end the regime (tags)
Overturn corporations as "individuals" ruling, take private money out of elections and join the World Court---Author's 3 point plan to end shadow regime's crimes against humanity.
Saving Private Lynch Pt2. What Really Happened. (tags)
"We agreed to stay in one room, not to intervene," Hassan said. The soldiers broke down several doors in the hospital before locating Lynch, and then went to the back of the hospital to recover the remains of nine U.S. soldiers buried in shallow graves. Eight of them, from Lynch's unit, were killed in the same ambush.
Downtown Los Angeles CD and SoCal student walkouts make the Global Headlines (tags)
The Global Media couldn't help but put today's student mobolizations near the top of the world news, and at the top of most local news. And this mornings Civil Disobedience in LA, the highest profile CD of the day in the U.S., also garnered a fair share of attention. The following report was crafted for the LA Times; in the rest of the world, the LA CD was in the seventh paragraph of the AP's summary report.
Are You Scared Stupid? Do Tell (tags)
Shuck your shoes and socks at the airport as your luggage is blithely loaded onto the plane without a scan. Wait in line for the cursory backpack and bag search before entering a public building. We endure the inconveniences forced upon us in the name of national security by chanting the mantra "It's okay if it keeps us safe."
Israel scorns 'anti-semitic little Belgium' (tags)
Israel accused Belgium of anti-semitism yesterday following a court decision which could lead to the prosecution of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister. The Belgian supreme court ruled on Wednesday that Israeli military commanders could be prosecuted for complicity in the massacre of 800 Palestinians in Lebanon in 1982.
"Candidly, I have gotten somewhat nervous at some of the pronouncements Rumsfeld has made," says Schwarzkopf. Rumsfeld worries him. "It's scary, okay?" he says. "Let's face it: There are guys at the Pentagon who have been involved in operational planning for their entire lives, okay? . . . And for this wisdom, acquired during many operations, wars, schools, for that just to be ignored, and in its place have somebody who doesn't have any of that training, is of concern."
Tortured ninth grader in Nepal innocent (tags)
"They asked about my family members and told me that they even would rape my small sister back at home after they knew I had a sister at home," the boy stammered.
"How can indigenous people be considered terrorists on our own homeland?" (tags)
This story starts with planes flying into buildings on the other coast, in another country. It was just over a year ago, and in the heady months that followed, our elected representatives in Ottawa rushed to approve anti-terrorism legislation intended to protect Canada's national security. In recent months, two Vancouver Island activists found themselves on the wrong side of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police unit created to enforce that legislation.
Human Shield to Protect Iraq (tags)
Anti-war British lawmaker George Galloway will call for international volunteers to form a human shield in Baghdad to try to thwart any attack after he flies to Iraq on Saturday.