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Israel on the brink of civil war? (tags)
This time, the existential threat to Israel does not come from outside (e.g., from Iran), as has been and is repeatedly invoked inside and outside Israel. It comes from within Israeli society itself, because the new extremist government is also resolutely committed to confrontation.
The birth of propaganda and The war of perception (tags)
One of the founding fathers of modern propaganda, Edward Bernays, therefore also openly admitted that especially in democracies, where the majority of people decide, the control of thoughts and feelings is a central tool. "Public relations involves 'the engineering of consent.'"
The cost of Trump’s chaos just keeps accumulating (tags)
On January 20, 2021, Donald Trump departed the White House on a helicopter that took him to Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, where he delivered the final remarks of his presidency to some of his supporters. Before boarding Air Force One for the flight to Mar-a-Lago, his gilded palace in Florida, Trump promised them, “We will be back in some form.”
Between two worlds (tags)
Putin is our new tsar, quite simply. I call him an authoritarian modernizer who stands in the balancing act between neoliberalism and monarchist tradition and wants to reorganize the country from this position.
The New Deal and Self-destructive Donald Trump (tags)
From 1929 to 1932 industrial production halved and in a chain reaction over 5000 banks went bankrupt. Farmers' incomes shrank by 70 percent, unemployment rose to 25 percent, and there were no welfare state measures to cushion the misery.
Trump's strategy of tension (tags)
"No one will be safe in Biden's America!" This was Donald Trump's message. The theme, for three days: Danger. Danger through crime, through China, through the supposedly radical agenda of the Democrats - and through "riots, looting, arson and violence" in the country's cities.
The contagion of revolt spreads…Revolts everywhere! (tags)
Escalation of State Power (tags)
Uprising in America. The time has come to tear down the system and create a "different America." "The moderate white man for whom order is more important than justice is the greatest obstacle to freedom," said Martin Luther King.
America Boils Over (tags)
A lot will depend on how hot this summer gets. If people think sensibly in November, it is hard to imagine that they will cast enough votes to keep this hair-raising government in power for another four years. But fear is the worst enemy of reason.
WestVirginia National Guard Used to Help People Several Yeras Ago in Capital NYT (tags)
Parts of West Virginia are a chemical minefield. One company a very large corporation is involved in the Bhopal mass disaster of Union Carbide Dow Chemical
26 Ways Trump Has Increased The National Debt By 4 to 5 Trillion Dollars (tags)
The corporate media boycott of Kevin De Leon, abolitionists of the death penalty, animal rights activists, vegans, and antiwar experts, There is a little more discussion about Trump's savaging of our national treasury.
GOVERNMENT DRAMATICALLY UNDER ESTIMATED DEATH TOLL FROM MARIA (tags)
“The official death count of 64 is a substantial underestimate of the true burden of mortality after Hurricane Maria,” researchers wrote. “Our estimate of 4,645 excess deaths from September 20 through December 31, 2017, is likely to be conservative since subsequent adjustments for survivor bias and household-size distributions increase this estimate to more than 5000.” FEMA Respond sable.
FEMA has the authority to order martial law and open up FEMA camps for dissident Americans (tags)
Some people have referred to it as the "secret government" of the United States.
FEMA unprepared and lacks pre strategic planning (tags)
The mayor of Puerto Rico’s capital city San Juan issued a plea for urgent help as she expressed frustration with the speed at which rescuers were being sent to work on the hurricane-ravaged U.S. territory. “This is a big S.O.S for anybody out there,”
Importance Of Emergency Volunteers (tags)
in reality during times of great emergencies and disasters trained Volunteers become the most available and therefore the most important...
A Nation, Founded on LIES, Part Five (tags)
An Article prove that the Fifth Amendment is a lie.
Oscar Contender Truth Explains Why the News Doesn't Tell It Anymore (tags)
The movie, or rather documentary, "Truth", establishes the retaliation that takes place when newsmen and producers tell the truth.
Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina (tags)
Ukraine: A Cancer in Europe's Heartland (tags)
Washington Wants War on Donbass (tags)
Kiev Demands Russia Pay $350 Billion for Destruction Its Own Aggression Caused in Donbass (tags)
US-Dominated NATO Readying for War on Russia? (tags)
Kiev's Ongoing Dirty War o Donbass (tags)
Biden Congratulates Poroshenko for Violating Minsk (tags)
Kiev Junta War Crimes (tags)
Kiev Surrenders Debaltsevo: A Key Strategic Victory for Rebel Forces (tags)
West Intends More Heavy Weapons for Kiev's Battered Military (tags)
Kiev Junta Plans Escalated War (tags)
Pacific Radio Discovers Audio Of Speech by Dr King To London Audience (tags)
Pacific Radio has discovered audio tape of a speech Dec 7 1964 Dr Martin Luther King gave in London days before his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize as the youngest recipient ever at that time. It is in audio at http://democracynow.org and in text at http://pacificradioarchives.org
US-Backed Naked Kiev Aggression on Donbas (tags)
Perfect Storm Conditions Threaten Ukraine (tags)
Knee-Jerk Reaction to Sydney Hostage Siege (tags)
Lawless US Sanctions on Venezuela (tags)
Obama v. Venezuela's Maduro (tags)
Ferguson: an episode in the war class (tags)
On August 9 in Ferguson, a small suburb of St. Louis, a cop killed Michael Brown firing 6 bullets into him: this young black man, unarmed, with his arms raised in the air, had made the mistake of not responding to his order to walk on the sidewalk. Michael Brown was left like a dog in the street for several hours without even his parents allowed to come close to his body.
Kiev War Crimes (tags)
Whitewashing Kiev Mass Murder (tags)
WJ Columnist Mary O'Grady: US Imperial Tool (tags)
Saber Rattling Ahead of Resumed Ukraine Conflict (tags)
Illusory Ceasefire in Ukraine (tags)
Nuclear Bomb Witness, Mobile Audit Club Daily Forewords, ISIS good Sissies like Reid Fag, (tags)
Robin Williams was led and coaxed helped to his death by those who did not care for him. Our leaders, some of them have tried to do the same to many of us. It is time to awaken to the facts revealed by Mobile Audit Club's Saintrambone
Amnesty International Fronts for Power (tags)
9/11: The Mother of All Big Lies (tags)
Kiev Fascists Murder Russian Journalist (tags)
Organized Labor in America Today (tags)
Russia: Waging Peace in Ukraine (tags)
Mercenary Extremists in Eastern Ukraine (tags)
War Without Mercy Continues (tags)
Ukraine's New President (tags)
Post-Ukrainian Election Violence (tags)
Ukrainian Presidential Election (tags)
US-Led NATO's War on Humanity (tags)
Kiev Wages War on Free Expression (tags)
Freedom or Fascism (tags)
Fake Ukrainian National Unity Talks (tags)
Democracy Landslide in Eastern Ukraine (tags)
Eastern Ukrainians Vote (tags)
Blackwater Killers in Ukraine (tags)
Fascism's Dark Side (tags)
Kiev Plans False Flag Against Russia (tags)
Stoking Confrontation with Russia (tags)
Kiev-Style Democracy (tags)
Obama Heads for War in Ukraine (tags)
Crimean False Flag Attack? (tags)
Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)
Israel Bombs Syrian/Lebanese Border (tags)
Wall Street Journal Reinvented History (tags)
Western Manipulated Violence in Ukraine (tags)
NSA's Fake War on Terror (tags)
Legislating Tyranny (tags)
War on Terror Advocate to Head Homeland Security (tags)
Fuck the NSA (tags)
Please share the following confidential information will all the people you know so they can share it with every body they know and so on and so on between now and late tomorrow!
US Hatched Terror Plots (tags)
Berkeley's Free Speech Movement (tags)
Waging War on US Workers (tags)
Public Banking Works (tags)
Big Week for Justice Department Vigilantes (tags)
Remembering Russell Means (tags)
Destabilizing Venezuela Pre-Election (tags)
Labor Radicalism Alive & Well in U.S., Smith Says (tags)
Author and activist Sharon Smith came to San Diego to speak to Occupy San Diego's Labor Solidarity Committee, the International Socialist Organization (ISO) and other community members September 1, but it was her unannounced co-speaker -- a teachers' union activist from Chicago identified only as Becca -- who galvanized the crowd. Smith used the Chicago teachers' union struggle as an example that radical labor activism in the U.S. is alive and well despite decades of repression from the ruling class.
"This Is What a Police State Looks Like" (tags)
Protestors confront Anaheim's notorious killer cops.
Reclaiming America: In Opposition to this State of Police (tags)
The funds do not exist in America to continue to pay for a racist, oppressive police force.
Scoundrel Media Support for Obama (tags)
Life in Occupied Chicago (tags)
Chicago Militarized for NATO (tags)
The Left, Labor and Occupy (tags)
Barely half a year after it burst on the scene, the Occupy Wall Street movement is splintering left and right. This was inevitable in a movement that was united only in what it opposed and could never put forward a positive program, whether of reformist "demands" on the capitalist state or of revolutionary action against it. Liberals, who latched onto Occupy hoping it could pressure the Democratic Party in a more populist direction, want to expel "black bloc" anarchists. Reformist social democrats rail against "ultraleftists" in Occupy and cozy up to the labor tops. On the other side, many (but not all) anarchists oppose unions. Some are simply arrogant petty-bourgeois labor haters. Others are grappling with real problems, but with skewed analysis and dead wrong conclusions. Discussion of recent workers' struggles, from Wisconsin to West Coast longshore, underlines that the key question is leadership, but not just replacing one set of bureaucrats with another. Unions have always faced vicious anti-labor laws, but we have the power to defeat them. It is necessary to drive out the pro-capitalist bureaucracy, the labor lieutenants of capital, in order to turn the unions into instruments of revolutionary class struggle.
FBI Entrapment Snares More Victims (tags)
Police State Harshness (tags)
BTL:U.S. Judge Clears Way for Deportation of Former El Salvadoran General for War Crimes (tags)
Interview with Patty Blum, senior legal adviser to the Center for Justice and Accountability, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
Heading for War on Syria (tags)
Obama's Failed State of the Union (tags)
America Lurches Toward Full-Blown Tryanny (tags)
Criminalizing OWS Protesters (tags)
Iran Falsely Charged with Fake Terror Plot (tags)
Entrapping Muslims in America (tags)
Allegedly Foiling Jerusalem Terrorist Attacks (tags)
Leonard Peltier: Victimized by Criminal Injustice (tags)
LONG LIVE THE 32 YEAR VICTORY OF THE SANDINISTA REVOLUTION OF 1979! (tags)
Today, July 19, 2011, the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) commemorates as it congratulates the revolutionary people of Nicaragua and the ruling FSLN party for the 32nd anniversary of the victory of the Nicaraguan Revolution on July 19, 1979. For the Alliance, the history Nicaragua is akin the history of the Philippines. A bloody history of foreign intervention. Both were under the Spanish colonialist and under the US occupation. The US marines occupied Nicaragua from 1912 to 1933,
A Decade of US War Costs (tags)
The Business of America Is War (tags)
Waging War at Home and Abroad While Pledging Peace (tags)
False Flags: An American Tradition (tags)
ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)
Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.
Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)
Sheriff Paul Babeu is a liar? (tags)
You have to shovel the BS if you want to get reelected.
Russell Defreitis: Terrorist or Political Prisoner? (tags)
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)
A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!
Union Busting in America (tags)
Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)
Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-
Peace and Freedom Party Statement on Wisconsin's Worker and Student Demonstrations (tags)
Peace & Freedom Party Stands in Solidarity with Wisconsin's Worker and Student Demonstrations
Wisconsin Labor Leads 2d American Revolution (tags)
One year ago, on March 4, California students and teachers had a one-day strike for education, but nothing has improved because we did not have a general strike. Today, Wisconsin workers are striking and protesting the planned Democrat-Republican attack on the workingclass so as to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole country should join this 2d American Revolution with all deliberate speed.
US Workers: Resurgent or Waging a Rearguard Action? (tags)
Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)
Arab Street Celebrates Mubarak's Ouster (tags)
Field Notes on American-Style Democracy (tags)
Annabel Melongo: Victimized and Imprisoned (tags)
another political prisoner
Holder Defends Entrapment (tags)
entrapment is illegal
America's War on Food Not Bombs (tags)
Lawless Spying in America to Obstruct First Amendment Freedoms (tags)
Katrina five year anniversary; revisiting the good work of Rainbows and friends (tags)
This press release is from a year ago, the hurricane hit five years ago...and the Gulf Coast still needs help
Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America (tags)
America on a fast track toward despotism
Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears (tags)
Arctic contaminants threaten polar bears
Border Security Plan Adds 1,000 Federal Law Enforcement Border Patrol Agents (tags)
Obama said the 600 million additional funding for border security "answers my call to bolster the essential work of federal law enforcement officials," adding that the measures "will make an important difference as my administration continues to work with Congress toward bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform to secure our borders, and restore responsibility and accountability to our broken immigration system."
I-19 Shutdown in Tucson, Az- Spanish & English (tags)
Communique from Freedom for Arizona. Other updates available on Az Indymedia.
Blood on the Border (tags)
Today in the United States, under the Democratic administration of Barack Obama, xenophobic and racist violence is escalating. The criminal agents of the Border Patrol have reached the point of killing in cold blood, before the eyes of hundreds of witnesses. On May 28, construction worker Anastasio Hernández Rojas was beaten to death by some 20 agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. Then on June 7 in Ciudad Juárez, across the river from El Paso, Border Patrol agents fired into a group of youths on the Mexican side of of the border, murdering 14-year-old Adrián Hernández with a shot to the head. These crimes are part of a policy of racist repression looking for scapegoats, typified by the legalization of xeonophobia and police use of racial profiling in Arizona’s SB 1070 law. But while Obama criticize the law, “Obama, listen, we are in the struggle,” his thugs are killing on the border. It is an illusion to think that the commander in chief of U.S. imperialism, or his counterpart and semi-colonial underling, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, will defend the workers. It is necessary to mobilize the power of the working class to defend immigrants.
Haiti Earthquake: Capitalism, Occupation and Revolution (tags)
The earthquake that wrecked the capital of Haiti and surrounding areas on January 12 produced human tragedy of almost unfathomable proportions. It has been termed “the most destructive natural disaster in modern times.” Five months later, Haiti is no longer in the headlines or on the nightly TV news, but for the hard-hit Haitian population the scene has hardly changed. Now a new disaster is in the making as the hurricane season begins. This was a calamity made by capitalism: the earthquake was predictable and was predicted; the inferior construction methods are the result of Haiti’s poverty, and the swollen slums were the result of U.S. policies that have destroyed Haitian agriculture, forcing peasants off the land. On top of everything, Haiti is under imperialist occupation: Washington makes sure it has ultimate control of the strategically placed island, as it has throughout the Cold War and since. Haiti's devastation is not the result of “natural” causes or even “neo-liberal” policies – it is the product of the oppression of this semi-colonial country by the imperial masters ever since black slaves rose up to abolish slavery and throw out the colonialists two centuries ago. No new “economic model” can resolve this: what’s required is a new Haitian Revolution, a workers revolution overthrowing capitalism throughout the Caribbean and extending into the heart of imperialism.
100% Cal Assembly Honors Fascist Ronald Reagan (tags)
Are you still registered Democrat? On June 28, 2010, the entire California Assembly, Democrats and Republicans together, voted 100% to honor the fascist Ronald Reagan with a remembrance day, his birthday, February 6. In case you forgot or are too young to remember, here is a remembrance you should memorize, as you change your voter registration to Peace & Freedom or Green IMMEDIATELY.
The Best Immigration Law is No Law at All (tags)
The Best Immigration Law is No Law at All
Why is there popular protest in Venezuela? (tags)
* For the benefit of those who find themselves surprised or disconcerted by the generalised decline of conditions in Venezuela, as well as the increase in popular struggle (2,893 street demonstrations between October 2008-September 2009; compared with 1,763 in the same period in 2007-08) – either because they are unaware of the situation here, they are based abroad, or because they always accept the official version of events – we expound below on some factors which contribute to social conflicts here.
Rhetorical Militancy for a Rhetorical Mass Movement? If Only We Could Make Them Like Us… (tags)
The main purpose of this article is to address the questions of strategy and tactics in the anarchist movement with specific reference to the roles the Black Block tactic, and militant direct action play in our movement.
Lights going out in Gaza again (tags)
Lights going out in Gaza again
Fighting Company Union Ideology (tags)
The evolution of the company union in the U.S. is a history of both labor’s progress and its missteps. It is a story that, at bottom, speaks to the battle of workers to find an independent, powerful presence on the job — and to push this clout into the community to help shape the broader public realm. Unions came into existence organically wherever capitalism developed. As soon as workers were brought together by a small number of employers and compelled to make profits for them, the employees naturally sought to defend themselves. A living wage and decent working conditions failed to emerge through the good will of the employers, unfortunately, so workers took matters into their own hands.
Stop Police Abuse - Build Community Self-Defense (tags)
Police killings and abuse with impunity are systemic. We can't rely on the courts for justice, but must build inter-communal solidarity and resistance and the capacity for community self-defense.
Vetelca: The story of the first ever Bolivarian maquila factory (tags)
* This report originally appears in issue #57 of Venezuelan anarchist newspaper El Libertario www.nodo50.org/ellibertario [website in Spanish, English & other languages]. It is a detailed examination of the events behind the mobile telephone manufacturer Vetelca, in which the notion of a socialist industrial production model in Venezuela is unmasked.
Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group (tags)
Medical marijuana gets a boost from major doctors group
Push to legalize marijuana gains ground in California (tags)
Push to legalize marijuana gains ground in California
Economic recovery underway - a cruel deception (tags)
Venezuela: The murderers can not make justice. On the exhumations of the Caracazo (tags)
* Different organizations and individuals from Venezuela with tradition in the social struggles linked to different anti-authoritarian and critical leftist approaches, with whom we have converged at the space called INSURGENTES, set position before the exhumations of the Caracazo.
Endangered species listing sought for Arctic reindeer (tags)
Endangered species listing sought for Arctic reindeer
Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu (tags)
Potential draconian laws coming over swine flu
Will Venezuelan Destabilization Follow the Honduran Coup? (tags)
Obama targets Chavez
Reviewing F. William Engdahl's "Full Spectrum Dominance:" Part II (tags)
the threat of totalitarian democracy
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.
Reviewing Marjorie Cohn and Kathleen Gilberd's "Rules of Disengagement" (tags)
Right of GIs to refuse to fight in illegal wars
Minuteman imposter Shawna Ford charged in double murder (tags)
The attempts at damage control at the anti-immigration groups in the United States following the arrest of Shawna Forde and her gang is on going, but as more and more information becomes available, it’s clear that Forde was not an unknown outsider within the anti-immigrant (and… more to the point… anti-Mexican) movement.
Venezuela: El Libertario warns of possible sentence to the 14 SIDOR workers (tags)
* After taking part in a demonstration for lack of job security in 2006, 14 workers of contractor “Transportes Camila de SIDOR” could be sentenced to 5 to 10 years in jail.
Local San Diego Activists Defend Friendship Park (tags)
Since 1971, the Monument Mesa at Friendship Park on the U.S.-Mexico border has been an informal gathering place where people kept from physically coming together by the border fence could nonetheless reach out and pass each other greetings, kisses, presents and food. No longer: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, seemingly determined to wipe out any sign that the people of the U.S. and Mexico should actually regard each other with anything other than wary hostility, have put the mesa straight in the cross-hairs of the triple border fence. Local activists Christian Ramirez and John Fanestil addressed a San Diego audience April 17 to tell what they're doing to try to save Friendship Park.
Alert-Potentially Deadly Swine Flu spreading throughout the U.S. (tags)
Experts warn that it may be too late to contain the new outbreak, given how widespread the known cases are. If the confirmed deaths are the first signs of a pandemic, then cases are probably incubating around the world by now, said Dr Michael Osterholm, a flu expert at the University of Minnesota.
Government Internment Camps (tags)
Government Internment Camps
Obama's War on Labor (tags)
targeting labor rights
Ice Chief Janet Napolitano announces huge Mexican border deployment (tags)
An insider of the Calderon camp told the U.S. Border Fire Report that help is needed at the Mexican ports of entry mainly because the current Mexican border guards are looking the other way and allowing contraband to enter his country.
Updating the Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)
The North American Union is still viable.
Mexico's Catholic Church and President Felipe Calderon Charge U.S. with Corruption (tags)
After describing the US military as vain and bewildered, the hierarchy of the Church indicated in its weekly publication that Mexico has recognized the serious problem of corruption among its authorities and public servants and demanded that the U.S. do the same
Mexico claims U.S. Government also corrupted (tags)
Calderon also told the media that the main cause of Mexico's drug gang problems was "having the world's biggest consumer (of drugs) next to us."
Venezuela: Why Unlimited Re-election is Bad for the Revolution (tags)
A supporter of Hugo Chavez' anti-imperialist efforts explains why he is nevertheless opposed to Venezuela's recent constitutional amendment abolishing term limits.
Bush administration claims U.S. military can police American citizens (tags)
The Bush administration indicates that the President is authorized by the Constitution and Title 10 (10 USC 331–334) to suppress insurrections, rebellions, and domestic violence.
Border Patrol shot at with automatic weapons while uncovering new smuggling tactic’s (tags)
A third vehicle was spotted south of the border fence where a subject was observed firing an automatic rifle in the direction of the agents. Several additional subjects with weapons were seen climbing over the fence and they began unloading marijuana from the Chevy Avalanche
Obama's War Cabinet (tags)
plan for continued wars
Corruption is common on both sides of the border where cash is king (tags)
A high ranking member of the Caldron administration who want to remain unknown says, “there is corruption in regards to Narco trafficking in both governments and when there is unlimited cash available that cash finds its way to the powers to be and has no borders when it comes to influence.”
GOVERNOR PROPOSES RECKLESS CUTS TO PROGRAMS THAT DELIVER PROVEN RESULTS TO VETERANS (tags)
On Veterans Day, (Tuesday November 11th) disabled veterans and the workers who provide their home care will rally to demand Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and lawmakers protect efficient programs that provide proven results to taxpayers—like the In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program.
Martial law threat? Rep.Brad Sherman/DN! expose (tags)
California Congressman Brad Sherman says threats were made to instigate martial law if the Wall Street bailout was not passed. Democarcy NOW! Army Col.Micheal Boatner & THE PROGRESSIVE's editor Mathew Rothschild re: deployment of US troops inside the U.S.
The Fleecing of America (tags)
Public and private looting.
Grand Theft America (tags)
The government-business looting of America.
NYCLAW ANTIWAR DIGEST (tags)
It was Mr. Obama who seemed more aligned with President Bush's current policy of authorizing American special forces to cross the Afghan-Pakistan border into Pakistan's tribal areas that Al Qaeda and the Taliban have used as a sanctuary.
The Battle Of The River (tags)
The Ground Noise and the Static: A Chronicle of the Battle of Saint Paul (Illustrated) (tags)
“Please, please, my friends, my dear friends, please, please don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static”—John McCain, on being interrupted just before he can accept the GOP’s nomination, 9/4/08
Vying To Be Toughest (tags)
Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.
Katrina Redux (tags)
Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.
Democrat's Reality Check: Obama Provides No Hope of Change of the Permanent War Economy (tags)
The Obama campaign reply to the Corsi smear book, Obama Nation, "Unfit for Publication: An Investigative Report on the Lies in Jerome Corsi's `Obama Nation,'" leaves no doubt: Obama has no intention of reversing America's permanent war economy.
Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.
Disturbing 2008 Global Peace Index Report (tags)
GPI unfairly targets Venezuela.
Plan Colombia Heads for Mexico (tags)
Call it NAFTA on steroids.
Grow Them Young, Pay Them Well - anti-Chavistas, That Is (tags)
Who said crime doesn't pay? Read on.
Disturbing Stirrings - Ratcheting Up For War On Iran (tags)
Worrisome signs resurfacing.
How business starves the world's poor (tags)
How business starves the world's poor
Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World (tags)
Toxic e-waste pouring into Third World
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps (tags)
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps
Hunger plagues Haiti and the world (tags)
Hunger plagues Haiti and the world
US looking at lead levels in artificial turf (tags)
US looking at lead levels in artificial turf
Military Test is Mandatory in Hundreds of High Schools (tags)
The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery or ASVAB provides the military easy access to more than a half million high school students nationwide. It is one of the military’s most successful recruiting devices. Although the military calls the ASVAB voluntary, many students are coerced into taking it and thousands of high school juniors are forced to do so.
US undermining Afghan trials (tags)
US undermining Afghan trials
US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars (tags)
US lawmakers invested in Iraq, Afghanistan wars
U.S. Command Denies Military Task Force Exists (tags)
NORTHCOM was established following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, to provide for the defense of the United States and to provide military support to civil authorities when requested by the president or secretary of defense. NORTHCOM also is responsible for overseeing military responses to natural and man-made disasters,such as hurricanes and incidents involving weapons of mass destruction within the United States borders.
U.S. Military Headed For The Border To Protect Us Or What? (tags)
Americans are afraid that this is just subterfuge. That the real intent of this administration is to suppress decent, control the masses and some even fear it is designed by Bush to delay the elections in the fall. Invade Iran imprison many Americans and designed for him to remain President for as long as he can.
U.S. Military Being Sent to the Border with Mexico (tags)
They are being staged and immediately available as emergency "on call" units for use against terrorist threats on the nation's border and local disasters, said Gen. Victor E. Renuart Jr., commander of United States Northern Command and the North American Aerospace Defense Commander
South American anarchists and anti-militarists say NO to war (tags)
* The threat of armed conflict involving the governments of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela has mobilized anarchists and anti-militarists across the continent, in words and in action, to repudiate what would be a monstrous aggression by state powers against our peoples. Below there are two documents that call for struggle against this evil.
Francis A. Boyle's "Protesting Power - War, Resistance and Law (tags)
International law supports the right to resist state crimes.
False Flag Prospects, 2008-- Top Three US Target Cities -- (tags)
Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, examines the prospects of a 2008 follow-up to the 9/11 attacks. After providing a damning case for official direction of 9/11, he names the top three American cities in danger of "the next 9/11."
Puerto Rico: All Out to Defend the Teachers’ Struggle! (tags)
We are on the threshold of a major class battle in Puerto Rico. Every day new preparations are announced for the coming strike of the Puerto Rican Teachers Federation (FMPR). With 42,000 members, a majority of them women, the FMPR represents almost all of Puerto Rico’s teachers and is by far the largest union on the island. The Shock Force of the Puerto Rican Police and National Guard are being readied to go after the strikers. The struggle of the Puerto Rican teachers affects everybody. The working class as a whole, students and parents, teachers and defenders of workers’ rights around the world must come out in defense of the FMPR! If there are mass arrests, the response must be massive blockades and spreading the struggle to the point of shutting the island down. In order to win this strike, it is necessary to prepare for a struggle not only of the teachers but within the whole workers movement against the pro-capitalist labor bureaucracy that sabotages the workers’ struggle. Above all, it is necessary to fight against illusions in and ties with bourgeois parties and politicians. It’s high time to begin building a revolutionary internationalist workers party.
Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding (tags)
Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding
Infragard - Martial law enforcement has been privatized (tags)
Martial law enforcement has been privatized
Just one question! Who is going to invade the USA? (tags)
Well is probably part of the government jobs program for over paid generals and military leaders.
They're known as "Los Zetas (tags)
The men are known as the Zetas, former members of the Mexican army who defected to Mexico's so-called Gulf drug cartel in the late 1990s
Daniel Watman: Activist Bridges Cultural, Sexual Borders (tags)
Bisexual activist DANIEL WATMAN doesn’t believe in walls — whether they’re the artificial “borders” between countries or the psychological borders between straight and Gay people. His involvements in the Border Meetup Group and the Bisexual Forum are bringing people together in new and unusual ways.
CIA SET TO DESTABALIZE ARGENTINA (tags)
Operation "Pliers" intercept shows CIA set to stage coup in Argentina.
CIA Operation "Pliers" Uncovered in Venezuela (tags)
Last night CNN en Español aired the above image, which captions at the bottom "Who Killed him?" by "accident". The image of President Chavez with the caption about killing him below, which some could say subliminally incites to assassination, was a "production error" mistakenly made in the CNN en Español newsroom. The news anchor had been narrarating a story about the situation between Colombia and Venezuela and then switched to a story about an unsolved homicide but - oops - someone forgot to change the screen image and President Chavez was left with the killing statement below. Today they apologized and admitted it was a rather "unfortunate" and "regrettable" mistake. Yes, it was. On a scarier note, an internal CIA memorandum has been obtained by Venezuelan counterintelligence from the US Embassy in Caracas that reveals a very sinister - almost fantastical, were it not true - plan to destabilize Venezuela during the coming days. The plan, titled "OPERATION PLIERS" was authored by CIA Officer Michael Middleton Steere and was addressed to CIA Director General Michael Hayden in Washington. Steere is stationed at the US Embassy in Caracas under the guise of a Regional Affairs Officer. The internal memorandum, dated November 20, 2007, references the "Advances of the Final Stage of Operation Pliers", and confirms that the operation is coordinated by the team of Human Intelligence (HUMINT) in Venezuela. The memo summarizes the different scenarios that the CIA has been working on in Venezuela for the upcoming referendum vote on December 2nd. The Electoral Scenario, as it's phrased, confirms that the voting tendencies will not change substantially before Sunday, December 2nd, and that the SI (YES) vote in favor of the constitutional reform has an advantage of about 10-13 points over the NO vote. The CIA estimates abstention around 60% and states in the memo that this voting tendency is irreversible before the elections.
Another CIA sponsored Coup D'Etat? Venezuela’s D-Day (tags)
Apart from the deep involvement of the US, the primary organization of the Venezuelan business elite (FEDECAMARAS), as well as all the major private television, radio and newspaper outlets have been engaged in a vicious fear and intimidation campaign. Food producers, wholesale and retail distributors have created artificial shortages of basic food items and have provoked large scale capital flight to sow chaos in the hopes of reaping a ‘no’ vote.
The Fires of Class (tags)
An analysis of how the recent fires in Los Angeles and San Diego counties demonstrates how much America has given up even lip service to the notion that "all men are created equal" and how this nation has evolved into an aristocratic society that judges people's intrinsic worth based on their wealth.
Full Spectrum Mercenaries: Blackwater Goes to Mexico (tags)
If and when private security contractor Blackwater USA and its heavily-armed operatives are forced to pull out of Iraq as the result of the September 16th rampage in downtown Baghdad when its employees massacred up to 28 Iraqis, Mexico could be a profitable option for the North Carolina-based company.
Blackwater ‘Fire Relief’ a PR Campaign to Win Hearts and Minds, Timed Influence Voters (tags)
s Blackwater ‘Fire Relief’ Part of Larger PR Campaign to Win Hearts and Minds and Timed to Influence Local Voters? Potrero Residents/Fire Victims Speak-Out in Wake of Up Coming Recall Election - Referendum Could Put End to Blackwater West Project– Deadline to Mail Ballots to Voters in Just Two Weeks Conflict of Interest Questions Raised as Mercenary VP Allowed Through Sheriff’s Blockade With Supplies While Community-Based Relief Efforts for Potrero and Immigrant Residents of Surrounding Area Were Thwarted or Delayed
Message to George Bush from a San Diego Evacuee (tags)
Neither the Border Patrol nor George Bush is welcome in San Diego! We’ve Suffered Enough! Message to George Bush, I believe… 1. Nature caused these fires 2. Global Warming, the most dangerous side effect of Capitalism, made them worse. 3. The lack of resources to fight these fires and which are currently being used in the imperialist war in Iraq prevented most of these fires from being extinguished expeditiously.
Money for Firefighting & Prevention; Not for War (tags)
The World Socialist Website has 2 excllent articles providing the details of the Southern California fire crisis and their relation to the neglect of our domestic needs in favor of war profiteering.
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for SD's Devastating Fires (tags)
Worse than Katrina: Burned-up Residents Fault Officials for San Diego's Devastating Fires Earlier Recommendations Ignored by Governor; Equipment, Personnel Unavailable, Undeployed, Late in Coming “It’s like Armageddon,” Jill Michaels said, after watching her home burn to the ground in the Harris fire. In the early hours of the worst fire in California history, the Michaels family received no evacuation warning and found exit routes blocked, forcing them to turn back to their home in Potrero. Now, the Michaels are among half a million evacuees who have fled four raging wildfires, the worst fire disaster in California history. Worse even than the 2003 Cedar fire, which until now held that shameful record.
Rev. Billy Graham: A Prince of War Exposed (tags)
The Rev. Billy Graham, a darling of the Evangelical Right, has never seen a U.S. war that he couldn’t bless. He once advocated that President Richard M. Nixon bomb the “dikes” in the north of Vietnam. He also criticized the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. for speaking out against the war. A new book, “The Prince of War: Billy Graham’s Crusade for a Wholly Christian Empire,” by Cecil Bothwell exposes the camera-mugging preacher as a serial warmonger.
Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" (tags)
The human wreckage of disaster capitalism.
9/11:CIA,Daily Kos,Markos Moulitsas Zúniga,ICTS Israel, Securacom Kuwait,ragingbull Fraud (tags)
And it was probably not fear of right wing El Salvador death squads that led the parents of Markos Moulitsas Zúniga to the U.S. at the time of his birth,as was the case of most poor Salvadorans fleeing for their lives from the right wing death squads of the regimes the U.S. and Ollie North and Kos' future employer the CIA were backing.They probably just wished to give him U.S. citizenship and a chance to join this right wing 'elite'.
Labor Day Hypocrisy (tags)
Government and business mock labor's day.
The War on Working Americans - Part I (tags)
Working Americans are losing out in the war waged against them.
You cynics may may sneer (tags)
But our glorious leaders are brave men who will make the right decision on Iraq in September.
Venezuela: Workers control under attack-Struggle at Sanitarios Maracay (tags)
Feds Train Clergy To "Quell Dissent" During Martial Law (tags)
Shocking KSLA 12 news report confirms story we broke last year, Pastors to cite Romans 13 as reason for public to obey government orders, relinquish guns and be taken to camps during state of emergency
The Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)
NAFTA on steroids enforced with an iron fist
amiri baraka on democracy now! (tags)
On 40th Anniversary of Newark Rebellion, a Look Back at Historic Unrest that Changed the Nation
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
Reviewing Michel Chossudovsky's America's War on Terrorism (tags)
Exposing the war on terrorism as a cruel hoax
the Iraq War -- a Socialist perspective (tags)
The war in Iraq is at the heart of the instability in the Middle East – and the U.S. It is now the third-longest-running war in U.S. history: longer than the American Civil War, the First and Second World Wars, and the Korean War. Only the Philippine-American and Vietnam Wars have lasted longer. Although control over Iraq’s oil was a major reason for the invasion, it was not the main factor. Overall strategic control over the region and teaching a “lesson” to any country that dares “step out of line” was the main objective. However, none of U.S. imperialism’s political, economic, or military objectives have been achieved. Far from demonstrating its power, U.S. imperialism has demonstrated the limits of its power. The results will be far-reaching both internationally and within the U.S. itself.
Build a United Anti-War Movement (tags)
After weeks of political show-boating, the Democrats have voted to continue the war in Iraq. Without even the fig leaf of a time line for a partial withdrawal, they have appropriated over $100 billion more public dollars to continue the occupation of Iraq, condemning thousands more Americans and Iraqis to death and dismemberment. This is another $100 billion that will not be used to create jobs, provide health care, or build schools and affordable housing. The total spent on the war now totals over $556 billion. Even the richest nation on earth cannot afford this policy of “guns before butter” forever. Bush is completely discredited, with little popular support and virtually none of his infamous “political capital”. And still the Democrats caved on the one issue that has galvanized the entire country, the one issue that propelled them to Congressional power in the mid-term elections. The message in November was crystal clear: “end the war now!”
Local Soldier, Rhys W. Klasno, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Sgt. Klasno, 20, of Riverside, was killed Sunday in Iraq after an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle.
Mothers For Peace Arrested on Capitol Hill (tags)
The “SWARM on Congress” campaign got off to a rousing start on May 14, 2007, in the nation’s capital. Cindy Sheehan spoke to the crowd at Lafayette Park; along with Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and activists Kevin Zeese, David Swanson, Debra Sweet, Ann Wright, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood, and others. After parading to Capitol Hill, 33 of the estimated 250 antiwar activists were arrested there for refusing a police order to disperse.
Complicit Democrats Ripped at Pro Peace Rally (tags)
As a result of the Bush-Cheney Gang’s insane “Surge” strategy, 1,300 Maryland Nation Guard members will be deployed to the hell hole that is Iraq. On May 3, 2007, in Baltimore, a rally was held to protest that action. Maryland State Del. Jill P. Carter blasted U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin for funding the war and then saying that they wanted to “protect the troops.” She called that bizarre conduct: “politically schizophrenic.”
How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)
If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.
Kent State Shootings ORDERED on May 4th, 1970 (tags)
New evidence reveals that National Guardsmen at Kent State were given orders to shoot students on May 4th, 1970
Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)
A new mass leaflet.
What’s Really in the Flake-Gutierrez (STRIVE) Act? (tags)
Many traditional immigrant rights organizations are putting enormous pressure on grass roots groups to support the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” (STRIVE). This proposal, put forward by Democrats Jeff Flake (AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (IL), is being presented as a “lesser evil” and “the best we can get”. While on the surface it isn’t as overtly aggressive as Sensenbrenner’s HR4437, this remains an enforcement-first bill and offers little or nothing to immigrant workers and their families. ImmigrantsThis is not what millions of immigrant workers marched for last spring. This is not why hundreds of grass roots organizations were formed across the country in order to fight for unconditional legalization for all.
U.S. Ambassador Sam Fox:From Swift Boat War Fraud to Brussels,Belgium SWIFT Finance Fraud (tags)
Sam Fox would be an economic,political and social parasite by any other name but to place him as U.S. Ambassador to Belgium after the W Bush Regime's SWIFT financial spying scandal by ex Treasury Secretary John Snow and the U.S. CIA in Belgium is a lot like putting a fox in charge of the chicken coop.
Send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq, Not the MD National Guard! (tags)
As Marylanders prepare to celebrate Easter, some of them, members of the state’s National Guard, are receiving a notice from the Pentagon. It says that they will be deployed to Iraq. They are being called up to fulfill the insane “Surge” strategy of the Bush-Cheney Gang. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) has voted to fund the “Surge.” She is complicit in that regime's wrongdoing. I say: Keep the MD National Guard home and send Sen. Mikulski to Iraq!
Activist's 2007 Information Source (tags)
Seek & Yee Shall Find!
Counter The Racists! (tags)
Ted Hayes leads Minutemen/SOS thru Downtown Los Angeles
I fully agree: “There IS a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” (tags)
VHeadline en Español News Editor Jesus Nery Barrios writes: On Sunday, March 18, at the 63rd half-yearly meeting of the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) in Bogota, its chairman, Rafael Molina said that “there is a strategy against freedom of expression in Venezuela” ... a statement with which I fully agree.
Local Soldier, Dennis L. Sellen, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Army Guardsman Spc. Dennis L. Sellen Jr., a 20-year-old former College of the Canyons student, died this week while serving in Iraq, California Army National Guard officials said Tuesday.
ON THE QUESTION OF ANTI-WAR SOLDIER AND SAILOR SOLIDARITY COMMITTEES (tags)
FORGET 'SOFT BALL' NON-BINDING CONGRESSIONAL RESOLUTIONS
Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)
Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.
THE CALIFORNIA ANTI-WAR SOLDIERS MUST NOT STAND ALONE (tags)
IMMEDIATE WITHDRAWAL FROM IRAQ
Spc. Doug Barber: One Year After His Tragic Suicide-Unaired Interviews (tags)
Two previously unreleased audio interviews with Spc. Douglas Barber, who served in Iraq with the Ohio National Guard. Released to commemorate the one year anniversary of his suicide due to untreated PTSD and overwhelming mental trauma.
Holiday Hyposrisy (tags)
The corruption of US holidays for patriotism and profit.
FOIA,Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and SEC Chris Cox's Enron legal conflict (tags)
So SEC Chairman Christopher 'WMDS' Cox who lies about 'securities' the way he lied about WMDs in Iraq that sent thousands upon thousands of people to their deaths while allowing money to be laundered around the world post 911,including in known terrorist suspect money laundering havens such as Kuala Lumpur and Dubai through the help of U.S. 'market makers' such as Charles Schwab,Refco, vFinance,etc.,etc.,is being asked through use of the Freedom of Information Act or FOIA about conflict of interest in sweeping his law firm's former clients corrupt involvement with Enron under the rug.Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales also deserves much of the discredit for what is going on inside and outside the SEC as well.
Venezuela 2006: Continued repression of popular protest (tags)
* El Libertario, the voice of the Comision de Relaciones Anarquistas of Venezuela, analyzes the how and the why of the increasing state repression against the growing social discontent that belies the pseudo-revolutionary discourse of the Chavez regime.
By Definition Every American Soldier is Legally Insane (tags)
Apply the facts to the law and judge for yourself.
A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)
A review of the past year and review of year ahead.
Sexual Abuse and Harassment In The Military (tags)
I have two deadlines: 1st deadline: NEED AIR NATIONAL GUARD WOMEN OF SEXUAL ABUSE AND HARASSMENT: 2nd DEADLINE: ALL MILITARY SERVICES MEN AND WOMEN OF SEXUAL ABUSE, HARASSMENT -SYSTEM FAILED THEM.
BTL:Bush Signs Federal Legislation Expanding Power to Declare Martial Law (tags)
Interview with Frank Morales, writer & activist, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
BTL:Pentagon Misinforms National Guard & Reserve Soldiers About... (tags)
...Education Benefits~Produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)
Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.
News thats fit to print...on toilet paper (tags)
"Hot document" from Faux News reveals savvy hyperbole-free rigorous journalism, not.
violent video game effects linger in brain (tags)
violent video game effects linger in brain
Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII (tags)
Iraq conquest longer in duration than WWII
Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)
Scientists fret over missing grey whales
NY Congressman Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Is the draft constitutional? (tags)
So NY Congressman Charles Rangel wants to reinstate the draft. Is the draft, military conscription, or slavery which is really what it is constitutional? Let's take a walk thru the Constitution and Supreme Court decisions and check it out. Is slavery a constitutional method of supplying soldiers for the U.S. Military?
THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)
THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY
Schwarzenegger, Rove, Bush, and Fascism (tags)
Thinking about voting for Schwarzenegger--or not voting at all for Governor? Please refresh your memory about Schwarzenegger's family heritage, and please consider Schwarzenegger's own words: "I was always dreaming about very powerful people - dictators and things like that...people who could be remembered for hundreds of years."
Is It Martial Law Yet? (tags)
In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law.
Bush Moves Toward Martial Law (tags)
In a stealth maneuver, President Bush has signed into law a provision which, according to Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont), will actually encourage the President to declare federal martial law (1).
Force and Fraud (tags)
This is the reality you are facing, and denial will not help you this time.
Drivers License, internal passport, whats the difference? (tags)
Wow! This candidate for governor admits that the driver’s license really has become the American “internal passport”. Makes you feel like your in the Soviet Union! - Len Munsil Arizona Republican Governor canidate - "Napolitano's idea will make it easier for terrorists and other criminals to legally obtain our version of a domestic passport,"
EXPLOSIVE: Tampa Bay News has Conspiratorial Emails in 2000 Election Fraud Coup d'État (tags)
Tampa Bay News now in possession of Douglas Alexander (former U.K. E-Commerce Minister) election emails. Emails deal with direct communications between Alexander, Karen Hughes (chief aide to Bush) Mel Sembler aka Bay Point Schools and Democratic traitor Al Rodgers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida along with current Florida A.G. Charlie (gay-in-the-closet) Crist.
4 more years of war in Iraq? (tags)
Good news for those wacky billionaries for Bush
Back Breaking News Exposes Chris Matthews of MSNBC (tags)
He condones Congressman Foley’s sexual activity with a Page of 21 years old because he was of age at the time. Matthews ignores the solicitation of the Page by the pedophile Foley before the Page turned 21 years old. Then it gets worse. Matthews compares the activities of homosexual-in-the-closet Foley to what Matthews considers scandalous which is President John F. Kennedy’s marriage to Jacqueline Kennedy when she was 22 years old and he was 34 years old. Is he insane or what?
Four Years of CODEPINK Rabble-Rousing for Peace (tags)
Medea Benjamin looks back on 4 years of the CODEPINK peace movement.
Hidden Costs of the Iraqi War Exposed (tags)
As of Oct. 3, 2006, the Iraqi War has led to the deaths of 2,720 U.S. military personnel, cost taxpayers $331.1 billion, while Iraqi civilian casualties are estimated at over 100,000. However, there are also “hidden costs” to this awful conflict. Some were revealed at a Capitol Hill “Iraq Forum” on Sept. 26, 2006. They are the costs to the children of Iraq; to the Iraqi War Veterans; and to the American taxpayers, who are stuck with the tab, while other economic and social priorities go unanswered.
IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)
THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE
RED ALERT: CHICAGO 9/11 (tags)
Are we due for the much-discussed "next 9/11" in Chicago, on or around 9/11, 2006? A former Army intelligence and public affairs officer, the commander of the cyber-intelligence group, Ghost Troop, writes a powerful letter of warning to the US Army Inspector General and other US VIP's, warning that the next set up event is ready to be staged in Chicago between 9/7 and 9/11, 2006 -- and the newspapers are telling all about it in advance.
Katrina, one year later: For black liberation through socialist revolution! (tags)
We revolutionaries insist that black liberation, including the conquest of full democratic rights for blacks in the US, can only be achieved through socialist revolution. It is hopeless and naïve to expect the US government to "rebuild for democracy". The face of US capitalist "democracy" was unmasked by Hurricane Katrina, and it's not going to get any prettier.
Photos of the National Guard Military base on 52nd Street and McDowell Road (tags)
Photos of the National Guard Military base on 52nd Street and McDowell Road.
The Troop Question (tags)
As the shaky ceasefire between Lebanon and Israel lumbers on, the European governments expected to ‘enforce the peace’ have been stuttering and stalling in the face of actual commitment. It was France who took the initiative originally, who as head of UNISFL (United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon), promised 3000 troops. After analyzing the situation further, an about-face occurred, and the troop level was reduced to 400 non-combatant personal. Italy saw opportunity and declared itself the replacement, promising 2000 troops; France, not to be outdone, reasserted leadership responsibilities, but with 2000 troops this time; Italy was then, thanks to its charitableness, awarded France’s old job as head of UNISFL. After all this, the seesawing attitude of the rest of Europe continues. These governments are demanding more definitive ‘rules of engagement’; they’re curious about the prospects of actual fighting, and are rightfully scared of being viewed as a foreign occupier in Hezbollahland. Bush is intent on seeing that his backfired war-effort is partially salvaged, and has insisted that Europe “hurry up” with military aide, since the U.S. has none to spare. It may be prudent to examine why Europe— who views Israel and the U.S. with apt distrust— is both eager and terrified to help them pursue their interests. Note: a working assumption will be that ‘humanitarian reasons’ is a sophistic answer, meant to lure citizens into obedience.
A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)
Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------
The Hidden Draft in Our Schools (tags)
With a vast majority of the US public disapproving of the quicksand war in Iraq, how can American educators continue to allow unchecked and unscrupulous recruiting in our high schools? A former Army officer takes a look at the problem of gutless school leaders who let their students be turned into Bush League cannon fodder -- then offers some suggestions on how to change things.
The Coming Repression (tags)
If one listens closely to those directing U.S. foreign policy, accusations, infighting, and panic are clearly audible. If one listens closer still, bursting seams can be heard. The U.S. corporate-ruled elite are in a crisis they can’t escape from; what this means for the public is easily discernable, if one only listens.
Permanent Goodbye to US (tags)
"Sometimes you get your best light from a burning bridge" - Don Henley, "My Thanksgiving" CARACAS - It was about a week before I left the United States forever that I watched Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. tell Charlie Rose something all of us already know in our hearts. "Today," he said, "the United States is hated around the world far worse than it was at the height of the Vietnam War." I remember the Vietnam War. I will never forget it.
the terrorist alert level is raised to pink! or is that azul, sienna, pale violet (tags)
the terrorist alert level is raised to pink! or is that azul, sienna, pale violet red or maybe sandstone orange???? and remember the government has banned toothpaste, makeup, suntan lotion, and all other liquids and gels from carry on luggage for your protection!!!
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
There over 800 prison camps in the United States, all fully operational and ready to receive prisoners. They are all staffed and even surrounded by full-time guards, but they are all empty
surviving the bush democracy (tags)
Iraq Vet and NJ Native Tells His Story (tags)
Another casualty of war speaks out about what he has witnessed.
Seeds of Hope, Seeds of War: Race, Class and the Battle for the South Central Farm (Final) (tags)
The world is literally watching. Media worldwide have covered the case of the South Central Farm, the largest urban garden in the United States, the efforts of the city's elites to drive the farmers from the land, and the farmer's remarkable resistance. On June 13th, the County moved to evict, concentrating a massive police presence in the area to uproot the resistor's encampment on the land. The South Central Farm arose from the ashes of the 1992 Los Angeles rebellion, and stands as a symbol of hope to millions. Despite the eviction, the struggle continues, with a court hearing this week challenging the City's sale of the land to a private developer. When the Los Angeles City Council sold the 14 acre plot called the South Central Farm to developer Ralph Horowitz, they sold land they didn’t own.
Protest in Costa Mesa 7/8 (tags)
please see below
9/11 Con in LA (tags)
American Scholars Symposium http://americanscholarsymposium.org http://infowars.com
The problem with the idea of “an immigration problem.” (tags)
Why so many different takes to "the immigration problem?" The answer lies in the oversimplification of the issue. I will not diagnose the source(s) of these over-simplistic notions, only attempt to clear up the mud.
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: WEEK IN REVIEW (tags)
Commentaries and news from Cheryl Seal Reports, June 23-29
US House votes to cut the estate tax (tags)
US House votes to cut the estate tax
Wow!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin for gov employees (tags)
Wow!!!! A special type of arrest and on the spot plea bargin that allows government employees guilty of crimes to get a slap on the wrist with out being arrested or charged with a crime
Sir No Sir, a Fim Review (tags)
A Review of the new documentary on the anit-war movement among Vietnam era soldiers.
When People Become Commodities (tags)
By Jonathan Rowe
Iraqi Resistance responds to Zarqawi killing… (tags)
By sending multiple American war criminals to an early grave. Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 12 June 2006.
THREE HOUR SPECIAL - DEPLETED URANIUM - MONDAY 6/12 (tags)
8PM - 11PM Pacific time ......Three Hour Special
Why Americans should be packing their bags NOW (tags)
Why Americans should be packing their bags NOW
1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month (tags)
1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month
Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns (tags)
Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns
56 vanish from Baghdad (tags)
56 vanish from Baghdad
Senate Passes The Temporary Guest Workers Program (tags)
The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) learned today, May 27 through news sources that the US Senate finally passed by a vote of 62-36 votes, the temporary guest workers program or the Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill after more than a week of debate
My America (tags)
My opinion on creating as Lincoln said, "a "government of the people, by the people, for the people," beginning with impeachment of Bush and Cheney to major changes throughout all levels of our political system and thereby society to significantly improve our daily lives. From legalization of drugs and prostitution, a constitutional convention, prisoner advocates, and much more...
Snuggly, the security bear (tags)
Snuggly, the security bear
America's worsening healthcare travesty (tags)
America's worsening healthcare travesty
The Border War Comes Home (tags)
With our lives and community on the line it is time to take the struggle for migrant's rights to a new stage - Resistance.
AUDIO: Nativo Lopez, of the March 25 Coalition responds to President’s speech. (tags)
Interview with Nativo Lopez, recorded via cell phone: Tuesday, May 16, 2006 one day after Bush’s announcement of plans to send 6,000 National Guard troops to patrol the US border with Mexico.
Travis Morales Responds to Bush's Speech on Immigration (tags)
Bush is treating the southern border area as a war zone where the military must be used against starving people who are crossing the border to survive! No, no, no!
Pentagon releases phony video of "Flight 77" (tags)
Pentagon releases phony video of "Flight 77"
Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)
The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.
National Guard Not Allowed? (tags)
reposted from right wingersite
5/14 Urgent Action Alert! A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement! (tags)
The Upcoming Battle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation, And A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement
Uranium Weapons Exposed - The X Zone - Listen Live Tonight - It's a MUST HEAR! (tags)
"The American Revolution on Uranium Weapons will Bring Down this obscene Government. They all have to go. Are you ready?" - Bob Nichols
THREE STATES to vote on forwarding REAL impeachment bills that require US House votes (tags)
author: Constitutionalist ....your own state's legislators can introduce Impeachment Proceedings against Bush immediately as a State Legislature Joint Resolution, that then goes on to be a preferred bill, meaning that it automatically takes precedence over all other bills then in Congress!
WEAPONS TO DIE FOR: Leuren Moret (tags)
FROM THAT PENTAGON DEATH STAR, AND THE UNIVERSITY THAT POISONED THE WORLD
What Immigrants Must Learn from the Black Civil Rights Movement ... and Soon (tags)
Un Pueblo Unido
THE ABC'S OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, 1917. (tags)
THIS IS A REVIEW OF LEON TROTSKY'S HISTORY OF THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, ORIGINALLY PBLISHED IN 1930-23, BY AN UNREPENTENT DEFENDER OF THE OCTOBER REVOLUTION
The Hidden Terror of HR4437: No Compromise in the Movement for Migrants Rights (tags)
What We Must Learn Now from the Black Civil Rights Movement
THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS (tags)
THE US WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE
No yellow ribbons from this ex-marine (tags)
We can and should support troops-to-be, but do so before they become troops. We should post a warning sign, and disclaimer, in all recruiting stations. Prospective enlistees should be told that their new employer will not be the Department of Defense, but the Department of War; and that their service will not be in the defense of freedom and democracy, but in the building of an empire for America's powerful elite. And that their countrymen, for all the yellow ribbons and pseudo-patriotic talk, will ultimately blame them for the added terrorism they instigate with their wars. Just like there is truth in lending, we should demand truth in recruitment.
The Ghost of George Wallace: Immigration and White Racism (tags)
They were on the verge of a walled off country, a police state whose target would be Brown people. Then, on Saturday, their dominace cracked.
Speak Now, or Never: Stopping Sensenbrenner (tags)
Tomorrow morning, anti-fascists and anti-racists join together in the streets.
Brown Skin / Yellow Star: Why You Must Join the March 25th Demo (tags)
The US Senate debates legislation that would make migrants an openly felonized, legally scapegoated racial and cultural under-caste, with deeply dangerous implications for us all. 600,000 or more to march this Saturday, March 25th, Broadway and Olympic, 10 AM.
Pasadena Rally on March 19th (tags)
Sunday, March 19: March on Parsons Corporation in Pasadena
Zogby: The Troops Want Out, The Sooner the Better (tags)
Forget the president and his self-serving blather about not “cutting and running.” If you want to help our soldiers, why not do what THEY want, and work to bring them home? That’s the message for the grunts in Iraq.
241 mile MARCH for PEACE: Latino Voice of Opposition to the War (tags)
A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.
W Bush U.S. Petroleum-Trafficker-In-Chief addresses addicts (tags)
So W Bush sacrificed those of low income American soldiers and our National Guard who should have been at home protecting our shores and raising their children as well as women who should not have been on a battlefield in the first place and now he goes around Congress and the American people to make deal with United Arab Emirate Muslim fundamentalists to guard our ports,a job those dead soldiers and National Guard in Iraq should have been performing !
The Arizona Minuteman comes to Costa Mesa (tags)
Blasting President George W. Bush for being weak on "homeland security," Simcox demanded that National Guard and U.S. military troops be placed in "civic observation posts" all along the U.S./Mexico border. "I don't care if it offends the government of Mexico or the people of Mexico," Simcox told the approving crowd. "I don't care about the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo! Your country got beat! Our army got what it wanted! And that's history! You follow by our rules now!"
Those Who Can't be Fooled (tags)
At the Corretta Scott King funeral African-Americans spoke out against Bush's policies right to his face. They are the only group of Americans who never shy away from speaking the abosolute truth.
The Waco Massacre (tags)
Many people believe that David Koresh (or the Branch Davidians) were responsible for the deaths of the 74 men, women and children who died in the inferno at Waco on April 19, 1993. http://www.serendipity.li/waco.html
Bush Protests-No MSM Airtime...Cartoon Protests-Tons of MSM Air (tags)
January saw a rash of demonstrations against the Bush Administration in the cold and rain but still there is no Main Stream Media coverage of any of those events.....not one word. News reports of protests over the cartoon of Mohamed, however, are everywhere, every day. The corporate media continues to close it's eyes to the growing dissent and calls for impeachment even by members of Congress. Many thousands of protesters in over 65 cities banged pots and pans and drums and chanted to drown out the State of the Union speech on Jan. 31.
Catastrophe as Blueprint (tags)
"The majority of the electorate is now living outside the cities. The people there don't want to spend one cent for the cities. This rejection of all public spirit arose through America's suburbanization."
Save Our Face – SOS, Fascistic Immigration Laws + the “Thrill” of Defeat (tags)
The war is on. It’s a war the Mexican People and their allies must win.
10 Reasons Why the U.S. Must Leave Iraq (tags)
AFSC asks that you publish this as widely as possible. http://afsc.org/iraq/activism/10-reasons.htm
Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Army Spc. Marcelino R. Corniel had just five days left in Baghdad, 13 days before he would arrive stateside and 23 days before saying, "I do." But the life of the 23-year-old National Guard member from La Puente was cut short Saturday when he was killed in a mortar attack, authorities said.
Katrina’s Aftermath: The Catastrophe Continues (tags)
Katrina was not a natural disaster; it was and still is a social disaster. Katrina and its aftermath is the market at work for you
Minuteman leader has troubled past (tags)
Minuteman leader Chris Simcox paints himself as a heroic guardian of national security. Those close to him see him differently.
9th Circuit, Supreme Court Fed & State, Democrats & Republicans Murder Tookie (tags)
With one clenched fist, the United Front of the Capitalist Class, namely the falsely labeled "liberal" 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the Surpeme Courts of Cal & US, Democratic candidates for governor Phil Angelides and Steve Westley, and Republican Nazi Schwarzenegger murdered Tookie Williams. They need to be threatened to stop their murder with political labor strikes and by voting for anti-death penalty parties such as Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party.
Iraq took away our innocence!- Spc. Douglas Barber OIF Vet with PTSD (tags)
Interview with Spc. Douglas Barber- OIF Vet suffering from PTSD
Letters from Redeploying Soldiers (tags)
THE TRUTH FROM OUR OWN SOLDIERS ABOUT IRAQ
TRUTH FROM U.S. SOLDIERS ABOUT IRAQ: Letters from redeploying soldiers (tags)
Letters from redeploying soldiers
Admit It: The US Has Been Defeated in Iraq (tags)
Congressman Murtha is right to call for a withdrawal from Iraq, as no amount of further combat will change the truth. This war is lost. Now it’s time to assign blame for the disaster and to punish the culprits.
true friends (tags)
buy a dog it cheaper then selling Guns
Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots (tags)
Venezuela Purging Border Drug Plots
Why SMALL Protests - People Want VIolence! (tags)
she says that everyone cooperated and planned at every single protest and then she backs this up with lies from some lady saying that in the 60s rude behavior was intolerable. All of this is the kind of middle class mentality that lies so easily with omissions and generalizations. I wish Jeneine had just made this up – ignorance is easier to tolerate than pre-meditated lying.
Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Sgt. Shakere T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, was killed in Baghdad on Saturday.
When The Levee Breaks… (tags)
A full account of the Katrina/New Orleans crisis. From the National Guard, to police murder, to the Ninth Ward, to whiskey in the French Quarter.
U.S. deaths in Iraq near 2,000 (tags)
U.S. deaths in Iraq near 2,000, showing human cost of conflict; Californians constitute greatest share (10.6 percent) of casualties ALMOST UNNOTICED ARE THE 15,220 WOUNDED, INCLUDING 404 AMPUTEES
"The People are Boiling with Rage" (tags)
Hurricane Katrina had blown the problems in GW Bush's face that he wanted to be rid of with churches and caritas. The chaotic emergency relief was also a consequence of a policy of state dismantling and deregulation
Is your twelve year old safe from the military? (tags)
With recruiting targets unmet, 250 National Guard troops visit middle school, mingle with twelve year olds. Is it a recruiting ploy?
KFI Protest (tags)
Circle the wagons; there are non-white people exercising their right to assemble and free speech.
Indymedia shines during Hurricanes (tags)
Corporate media reports rumor as fact and doesn't both to correct itself. no wonder Indymedia shines, unfiltered reporting no coporate agenda.
Repealing Posse Comitatus Would Mean Iraq in the US. Do We Really Want This? (tags)
After watching what the Commander in Chief does with the military in Iraq and Afghanistan, do we really want to have the army going in every time there is some kind of natural disaster in America.
British Troops Set Loose By Violent Jailbreak Had Been Caught, Red-Handed, Engaged in St (tags)
British Troops Caught Planting Explosives in Basra? Do you remember that British Officials admitted that they drew the borders of the Middle East eighty years ago in such a way as to expressly keep the region fighting amongst themselves?
Progressive Left: Stop Bashing the Red Cross Without Reason! (tags)
Why is KPFK saying, "Don't donate to the Red Cross"?
“Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!” - Max Cleland (tags)
On Sept. 15, 2005, a Congressional “Forum” was held on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. It was chaired by anti-Iraqi War advocate, Rep. Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). She accused the Bush-Cheney Gang of creating a “bloody and ruinous debacle,” in Iraq, and that it was long past the time to discuss exit strategies. Max Cleland, a witness at the Forum and a Vietnam War veteran, and ex-U.S. Senator, said, “Iraq is a No-Win, No-End War!”
Who's to blame for Katrina response? Bush supporters try to lie their way out of this one! (tags)
Right-wing spin doctors add insult to injury!
Along Baltimore City’s Peace Path (tags)
On 09/11/05, demonstrators in Baltimore City turned out to protest rabid militarism and the Iraqi War. If this action also leads political hack, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD), to speak out against the Iraqi War and to stop funding it, it will be a huge success! Her priority has been to give tens of billions of taxpayers’ money to Israel, while the Chesapeake Bay is dying from “dead zones,” and the levees at N.O. were in desperate need of repairs.
The real heroes and sheroes of New Orleans (tags)
Copied from Socialist Woker online.
Animal Rescue Boats Needed - New Orleans (tags)
CALL LOUISSANA GOVERNOR (1-866-310-7617)
Sheriffs Begin Shooting Friendly Stranded Dogs in St. Bernard's Parish (tags)
shooting stranded animals in st. bernard's parish! by mz kittinz Friday, Sep. 09, 2005 at 1:37 PM St. Bernard Parish Sherriffs shooting friendly dogs from the back of a pick-up truck. Video, ways to call and voice outrage Video link of St. Bernards Parish Sheriff shooing dogs (with wagging tails) from the back of a pickup truck. (Requires Quicktime and takes almost minute to start, be patient and brave, we must stand witness to this outrage.) http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/photography/2005/katrina_video/straydogs.html regarding THE OFFICER THAT MURDERED MORE THAN ONE DOG, BY RUNNING IT OVER AND SHOOTING THEM: GET HIM FIRED..... HIS NAME IS SGT. MIKE MINTON OF ST BERNARDS SHERIFF'S PHONE# 504-271-2504
Were The Poor Of New Orleans Murdered? (tags)
Was it murder or bad luck?
Hurricane Katrina-Our Experiences (tags)
Must-read eyewitness report by 2 paramedics stranded in NO
what REALLY happened in New Orleans!?!? (tags)
is this what really happened in new orleans? i wonder....
Katrina's Silver Lining (tags)
The costs for the American public, in higher energy costs, higher food bills, economic recession and a burst housing bubble, are the just deserts of decades of self-centered voting habits.
Military Recruiters preying on hurricane victims (tags)
Military recruiters are descending on our schools now that they are open. That's bad enough. But now they also are targetting traumatized hurricane victims....from Houston IndyMediaC
Venezuela: Eyewitness report from the heart of the revolution (tags)
First hand account -"Trapped in New Orleans" (tags)
Two eye witnesses give their account of police hostility and official indifference to Katrina victims.
9/5 Hurricane Katrina Alert: Calls For Progressive Emergency Supports! (tags)
ActionLA Coalition and several other progressive organizations, will launch a national call for a donation drive to supports New Orleans areas progressive agencies for the humanitarian-aid efforts. Detail will coming soon and please donate generosity!
Looking for ORGANIZERS to support / go to New Orleans (tags)
It is not acceptable to sit in our seats while people within our own borders are systematicallydying in New Orleans under martial Law. We need to STEP UP our EFFORTS. SUGGESTIONS?
Katrina Open Letter to Radical/Progressive Community (tags)
Introspective call for mutual aid to victims of both Katrina and a failed system of government.
The Right Of Return To and the Right To Remain In New Orleans. (tags)
As the White House launches its sociopathic defense of the FuckYou Government response to Hurricane Katrina the latest from the dry ground in New Orleans is that even neighborhoods that did not flood, that are high and dry must be evacuated.
Now is the Time? Now is the Time! The Potential of the Gulf Coast Crisis (tags)
Now is the Time? Now is the Time! The Potential of the Gulf Coast Crisis: Points for Discussion and Intervention
Hurricane Katrina Confronts Imperialism (tags)
Some thoughts about the catastrophe in New Orleans
GOVERNMENT MASSACRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (tags)
New Orleans catastrophe: the product of a bankrupt system (tags)
This morning, September 1st, three of the worst looters appeared on CNN. President Bush himself along with two former presidents, Bush the father and Bill Clinton. The current Bush brought the two former one’s in as fundraisers. What hypocrites these characters are.
People of the Dome (tags)
The U.S. Government had intentionally kept water and food from desperate people in New Orleans
Baghdad on the Big Muddy (tags)
There seems to be an MO for how this White House handles urban crises: let the place descend into chaos and anarchy and only then go in. Could there be method to this madness?
Well Fed Media Pigs Call It "Looting" (tags)
Eat shit, Bill!
Guard Belongs in New Orleans, Not Baghdad (tags)
Repost fron Alternet.org
Bush as God's Warrior (tags)
"The religious fundamentalist gave the American superpower's mission character to the megalomaniac worldview. its soldiers bring freedom everywhere as the gift of the almighty God, not as America's gift.."
The Real Disaster: Bush and the Democrats (tags)
If Bush hadn't sent everyone off to war and blown the budget on the military, there'd have been stronger dykes in New Orleans and more troops and equipment to help with the rescue effort.
16th WFSY - Chavez once again calls for socialism as the only way to destroy capitalism (tags)
Danny DeVito for Governor: Dump the Evil Twin (tags)
The evidence is overwhelming. Not only has the Evil Twin caused great harm in his first political role, there’s no forecasting the disaster if he gets to star in the sequel. If the voters are committed to having an actor as their governor, they should at least have the right to the performance of a good actor. Californians should dump Schwarzenegger and elect Danny DeVito, as Governor of California. He’s smarter, better looking, and we can understand (and believe) what he says.
Why do the gov's critics keep finding themselves targets of strange police scrutiny? (tags)
Criticizing Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger can be risky business these days. It's a lesson that a small but growing number of activists have learned in recent months, after speaking out against the governor's policies and being subjected to unsettling police scrutiny.
Declaration of Independence (tags)
Targets of opportunity anyone?
Kucinich: New Urgency to bipartisan efforts to pass "Homeward Bound" (tags)
Last night’s nationally televised speech by the President made it clear we are in Iraq for time indefinite...Withdrawal from Iraq has never been in the Administration’s plans - not when the war was being planned, nor during its execution. The occupation in "sovereign" Iraq will continue unless we stop it. We are building several permanent military bases in Iraq. "We will stay in Iraq as long as we are needed, and not a day longer," the President said last night. When the Administration ties Iraq into the "War on Terror" the war never has to end. It then becomes a steady source of cash for the 20,000 "private contractors" in Iraq
Calif. National Guard Unit Set Up To Deter Terrorism Monitored Anti-War Rally (tags)
Three decades after aggressive military spying on Americans created a national furor, California's National Guard has quietly set up a special intelligence unit that has been given ``broad authority'' to monitor, analyze and distribute information on potential terrorist threats, the Mercury News has learned. Known as the Information Synchronization, Knowledge Management and Intelligence Fusion program, the project is part of an expanding nationwide effort to better integrate military intelligence into global anti-terrorism initiatives.
The 'Downing St. Memos' destroyed? Not on your Nelly! (tags)
If one as an investigative journalist wants to stay alive, one way to do it is 'serving' the explosive information in portions. First fifty%, then 25, and the last 25% is a kind of 'life guard': used until a 'case of emergency' erupts, like when the journalist or whistleblower is "suicided".
GI resistance today: New challenges ahead (tags)
Today’s anti-militarist GI confronts a military that has changed enormously since the first Gulf War 15 years ago. The behemoth conscript military of the Vietnam era, with 4 million-plus GIs, bears little resemblance to today’s model.
Minutemen Project Gearing Up For Another Round of Vigilante Actions (tags)
Conservative Alerts Just Went Out to the Same People Who Are Pro-War, Pro-Globalization, and Pro-Bush are sending out calls for action, spreading lies and enlisting people for their racist war on the poor people of Mexico and other Central and South American countries that have fallen victim to the United States Neo-Policies. Below is the email:
Isikoff and Rather: Different Strokes for Different Folks (tags)
Although the journalistic errors of Michael Isikoff and Dan Rather were similar—both involving some misinformation from a source—the way the political right and the White House have responded is quite at odds. Could it be Isikoff’s record as the reporter who brought us Monica Lewinsky? ---------------------
Who dies in your place? (tags)
Republican Christians, do not enlist. They decide to allow thousands of non-American citizen-soldiers to die in their stead. 60,000 of these green-card holders have been serving in Iraq and Afghanistan while born-again white citizens stay home and live off their mommies and daddies.
US/EU coup in Kyrgyzstan (tags)
Continuing the process of "regime change" against countries with governments not fully subservient to the US/EU, a coup was launched yesterday in the former Soviet Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. It is believed that the president was about to evict the US "anti-terror" military base there.
Veterans and military familes say: 'Bring troops home now - and care for them' (tags)
ST. LOUIS - “Those in the armed services right now can speak the truth about Iraq because we've been there, we've seen with our own eyes the disaster we've created in Iraq. And we can tell you that the only way to cope with this disaster is to bring the troops home now - and care for them when they return!”
New Pentagon plans to conquer nations, secure oil, advance globalization, militarize space (tags)
Need some motivation to march for peace this Saturday and to keep working for peace every day? Then please read the following. And please forward it far and wide.
New VIDEO!!! Graphic Abuse by US Guards in Iraq (tags)
See new graphic VIDEO/story!: Guard video shows harsh war scenes, racism towards the people US supposedly there to liberate
Vermont towns say ‘Bring our troops home’ (tags)
In more than 50 towns voters took a day usually reserved for decisions on school budgets and new snow plows to debate an issue of international significance — the war in Iraq.
Set the date! Time to bring the troops home (tags)
Lawmakers rejected Bush’s boast in his State of the Union address that the Jan. 30 election in Iraq vindicates his war policy.
Iragi Elections: The calm before the storm (tags)
In Defence of Marxism
Anti-war ex-soldier refuses to fight for US imperialism (tags)
Back Door Draft tries to prevent part time soldier from finishing his contract and forces him to go AWOL.
BTL:Rightwing Talk Show Host Armstrong Williams Implicated in... (tags)
...Taxpayer-Funded Government Propaganda Campaign ~ Interview with Josh Silver, executive director of Free Press, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Chavez nationalises VENEPAL under workers control (tags)
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
We have met the enemy, and it is US (corporate media) (tags)
On December 18, I attended Gary Webb’s memorial service in Sacramento, along with about 250 other people.
Are you ready for the Government Domestic Detention Camps? (tags)
This was just recently posted at TBRNews.org and it clearly details WHAT our so-called "government" has in store of a select few of we citizens. I've posted it in it's entire length, and while it will take a while to read, it is well worth the effort to become DULY INFORMED. It is so comprehensive that I doubt even serious trolls/debunkers will try to refute it, but nonetheless, let the trolls begin their debunking....
A New Year's Revolution? (tags)
Corporate managers have always hated that they have to pay time and a half for more than 40 hours’ work. Now US Air has come up with a great new idea: get the workers to “volunteer” their time when there’s extra work to be done.
Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. (tags)
Iraq 04 like Vietrnam 66. CIA working with “Moonies.” Ghost jets take insurgents away for “questioning.” Interesting reading. Please circulate widely.
100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)
From the Purple States to your brain
Like the Song Says: It's Deja Vu All Over Again (tags)
Soldiers dissing the Secretary of Defense, mutinies, desertion at record highs. Can officer fragging be far behind? Does any of this sound familiar?
Why is gov’t spying on us? (tags)
Peace, religious groups protest infiltration
People of the the Lie (tags)
couldn't believe what I wrote... hoped someone there might be ablel to validate this...
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Guard Sgt. Quoc Binh Tran, 26, Mission Viejo; Killed in Iraq
Venezuela's election: defeat for opposition, advance for the Bolivarian movement (tags)
Osama's Endorsement (tags)
BAD BUSH WEEK ENDS WITH KEY ENDORSEMENT
Bush's War on the Rocks (tags)
Whatever the president says, things are going from bad to worse in Iraq and in the “War” on Terror. If the voters are paying attention, it may cost him the election next week.
First the Back-Door Draft, Next the Foot-in-the-Door Draft (tags)
Beware presidents asking for a few good women to tend the troops. If they push the door open a little way, the draft will come right on through.
Noam Chomsky and Marxism (tags)
Noam Chomsky and Marxism
A MOM'S FYI: Of Politics & War, An Information Quest (tags)
Poltics/War Info Quest
There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)
Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.
Kerry's Militaristic Intent (tags)
I watched the first of the Presidential Debates in Florida with amazement. Amazement, not at John Kerry's eloquence or George Bush's stuttering comments, but at the audacity of the remarks I was hearing. If I was unaware of the record of George Bush on civil rights and illegal maneuvers that he has made while in office, I would have actually thought that Bush, not Kerry was the lesser of two evils.
A MOM'S FYI: "The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies" (tags)
The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies
Fair Expectations (tags)
George W. has always only had to "exceed expectations", which are always set low to begin with. He has never actually had to "win" a debate; he wins by not losing, or in some cases, even by not losing badly.
US runs low on soldiers (tags)
A radio is playing Marvin Gaye's What's Going On as the Veterans for Peace create a memorial known as Arlington West on the beach beside Santa Monica Pier. They are placing 1008 white crosses in the sand - one for each US soldier killed in Iraq as of September 12.
A Trinity of Evil: George Bush, Big Oil, 9-11 (tags)
As more documents concerning 9-11 surfaces, it is becoming increasing clear the top officials in the Bush administration were at least complicit if not an active participants in the attacks. There is enough evidence now to bind George W. Bush, big oil companies and 9-11 into a trinity of evil. By allowing the 9-11 attacks to take place unhindered Bush and all of his top advisers are guilty of the mass murder of over 3000 innocent people.
Yes! I’ve Killed Innocent People In Iraq! I Refuse To Go Back Again! It’s a Sin! (tags)
Interview with a Conscientiously Objecting soldier who says he will not return for a second tour of duty in Iraq
How long can this go on? (tags)
Bush’s Trampling of Dissent: Kerry’s Chance to Stand Up for Civil Liberties (tags)
The ACLU has filed suit on behalf of a couple arrested at a Bush rally for wearing T-shirts saying “No Bush”—more evidence that this president has no respect for the Constitution or basic American values.
‘TRAGIC MILESTONE’ U.S. deaths in Iraq pass 1,000 mark (tags)
Bush policies not making us safer As George W. Bush and Dick Cheney claimed their policies were making Americans safer, the death toll of U.S. soldiers in Iraq topped 1,000.
FEMA camps for enemies of the state (tags)
This is where they plan to store people for liquidation if they don't go along with the program, the only way to dislodge them from power is using their own tactics, otherwise this will be the fate many will endure...
Massive NY march (tags)
Some of Kerry's biggest fans are in the press (tags)
Those Campaign Commercials (tags)
On Aug. 29, Be There, Wherever ‘There’ Is (tags)
Whatever a state court decides, the anti-Bush, anti-War march in New York City is on, so don’t let Mayor Bloomberg’s efforts deter you from heading to Manhattan this Sunday.
What is this American Fetish About Military "Experience" for Presidents? (tags)
Why are American's so obsessed with having Presidents with military backgrounds? The record of such presidents has not been all that admirable.
Blood Money: The Human-Capital Equation of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq (tags)
When a state is determined to pursue war, and all forms of indirect symbolic protest actions have failed to sway politicians to halt their imperialist aggression, the only remaining option is direct action by the working class. One option is a general strike by workers that can effect the production and transpiration of military capital, that is the materials essential for the war machine. The other is to deprive the military of the labor it needs to fight the war.
August 29 Could Be a Very Slow Day, So Bring a Toothbrush (tags)
New York Cops Tax Forever to Write Up a Ticket, and Things Could Get Even Slower if They Decide to Go on Strike August 29
Bush is his own Enemy (tags)
"In the slipstream of the Iraq war, he carried out one of the greatest tax gifts for the economic elites in the history of the country. He cut pensions and income support and promoted the privatization of schools and the health system. He cut the pay of soldiers.."
Ten Ways to Become a Better Democrat (tags)
Fellow radicals: recent events have made it clear that the primary task facing good people everywhere is unconditional support for the Democratic Party, the only party capable not only of removing a very, very bad man from office, but also increasing the pay envelope of starving and desperate Nation, Salon, MoveOn, and Sierra Club coffee-coolata-warriors across America. I submit my humble contribution to this effort by offering a list of ten virtues to cultivate in your personal journey towards becoming a better Democrat.
NEW IRAQ TORTURE SCANDAL! (tags)
OregonLive.com has published 23 photographs taken by the US Army that documents Iraqi civilians being tortured by the police of the "new democratic Iraq." The entire photo series can be seen at: www.oregonlive.com/galleries/news/index.ssf?iraq
Revealed: how 'war hero' Kerry tried to put off Vietnam military duty (tags)
Senator John Kerry, the presumed Democratic presidential candidate who is trading on his Vietnam war record to campaign against President George W Bush, tried to defer his military service for a year, according to a newly rediscovered article in a Harvard University newspaper.
The Demoracts' Top Ten (tags)
with the help of more ex-radicals turned sensible, pragmatic Democrats like you to convey our message, we can definitely save America. For ourselves.
"The pain of my son's death does not get any better, it just gets worse as time goes (tags)
Interview with Celeste Zappala, Mother of Army Sgt. Sherwood R. Baker
Terror Threats To Be Used for 2004 Election Tampering (tags)
How a "terror threat" might be used to throw the 2004 elections.
BOSTON NUKED (tags)
Bush nukes Boston...
US Taxpayer: Your itemized bill for the Iraq Occupation (tags)
Findings by the Institute for Policy Studies and Foreign Policy in Focus: over 9,000 Iraqi civilians were killed; al-Qaeda's membership stands at 18,000; costs will exceed $3,400 for every US household.
Kill Kimmitt for this. (tags)
Kill Kimmitt for this. Kimmitt pushes American GIs to die as thieving terrorists, who instead of arresting bad guys, bomb homes of innocent families, while refusing to go after those nazi bush bitches in the Berg film who are whitey overweight slobs with towels on their heads.
BTL:Army Conscientious Objector Who Opposed Abuse of Iraqi Civilians and... (tags)
...Prisoners Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Desertion~ Interview with Maritza Castillo, mother of Staff Sgt. Camilo Mejia Castillo, conscientious objector convicted of desertion, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Resurgent America: Crimes and Times of Reagan (tags)
Ronald Reagan--the U.S. president from 1981 to 1989--relentlessly drove this planet to the very brink of nuclear world war--while preaching, with a fundamentalist fervor, that a nuclear Armageddon was "winnable." Now Reagan has finally died. And this empire, its leaders and its utterly shameless media are all honoring this monster. This myth-making, this utter reversal of right and wrong, says a lot about them and their system. And it says a lot about this moment in history--when American is in a midst of a new aggressive global offensive.
Anti-Reagan Protest 611 (tags)
Leimert Park Anti-Reagan Protest
In Memory: to veterans of war and peace (tags)
... I failed that young man. I should have confronted him, made him see what he must see by now -- if he is alive ...
Kerry calls for more troops (tags)
May 28 (Bloomberg) -- Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for increasing the U.S. military by 40,000 troops, probably for a decade, in order ``to match its new missions'' in the war on terror and homeland security.
WAR MACHINE: U.S. Casualties in Iraq Top 200 For April & May (tags)
American troops in Iraq died in May at a rate of more than two per day, pushing the combined death count for April and May beyond 200, according to Pentagon figures.
Military's officer corps: too political? (tags)
"There is a lot of dissension right now about the Iraq war plan, or lack of plan, within the uniformed community, both at leadership and rank and file levels. It may well be that more retired folks are speaking out because they feel that the uniformed folks cannot."
Are the Israelis planning something for the G-8 Summit? (tags)
Nuclear Submarine Base Locked Down Report; Posted on: 2004-05-24 02:58:05 [ Printer friendly ] Two Israelis attempted to enter posing as furniture movers. Just last week two Israeli "movers" were arrested in a rural area of Tennessee, where nothing exists except two active nuclear power plants, and a third under construction
THE DRAFT IS COMING: PARAMILITARY FORCES AND RESERVES: Rare Reserve Call Up (tags)
May 24, 2004: The U.S. Armed Forces are calling to active duty the Individual Ready Reserve (IRR). These are soldiers in the reserve who are not assigned to a unit (and are thus not paid), but are still serving out there remaining time (that they signed up for) in the reserves or active duty. Until their time is expired, they are liable to call up. Some are going to be called up. This is rarely done.
Prison abusers were 'stupid,' retired intelligence officer says (tags)
Army Maj. Steve Hillebrand, a military intelligence specialist, suspects elements of military intelligence condoned or encouraged the practices at Abu Ghraib prison -- "I hope those leaders are held accountable for what happened."
Colombian paramilitaries prepare coup in Venezuela (tags)
Another coup attempt has failed in Venezuela. 88 Colombian paramilitaries were captured in Caracas while training for an assault on a military installation. According to Venezuela’s ambassador in Bogota, the detained are Colombian ex-military, and the possible involvement of Colombian authorities is under investigation.
MAY 4TH - KENT STATE - 4 DEAD IN OHIO (tags)
April 30th, 1970... The U.S. invades Cambodia, expanding the war against Vietnam. Protests break out across the U.S. Campuses are paralyzed by strikes and shutdowns. May 4th, 1970... National Guard troops at Kent State University fire live ammunition into crowds of unarmed demonstrators... killing four and wounding nine.
John Kerry Is A Bonesman (tags)
and cousin to boy george bush...abolish the federal reserve.
“Asteroid Hits Earth, Millions Die—GOP Says Clinton Responsible” (tags)
Bill Clinton has been blamed by his detractors for just about everything from curdled milk to genetic mutations. But might there be a more recent president whose own record of misdeeds puts Clinton's to shame? Read the following for why it just may be time for Clinton critics to quit caterwauling.
Venezuela Week in Review-April 17th-HOV (tags)
U.S.War in Venezuela
40 Reasons to Support Gun Control (tags)
If it’s war you want, vote Kerry (tags)
As the Bush administration comes under increasing fire for its decision to attack Iraq, the Democratic contender, John F. Kerry, is profiting from his perceived status as a critic of Bush’s foreign policy. A patrician grandee with a pleasing mix of liberal and patriotic views might seem to many Americans a welcome relief from the bellicose Texan with his faux swagger and his team of men who seem to have ‘military-industrial complex’ written across their menacing foreheads. But if anti-war Americans do elect Kerry for that reason, they will have duped themselves. Warmongering will be worse under Kerry than under Bush, and real peaceniks should therefore vote for Dubya.
Cuban Right-Wing Terrorist Group F-4 Commandos Training Venezuelan Paramilitaries in Miami (tags)
Hands Off Venezuela Campaign
A Deserter Speaks (tags)
The young man across the table looks sad, but not as stressed as one might expect from a US Army deserter. Camilo Mejia served with a unit that crossed into Iraq just after the invasion and then, for five months, fought in the counterinsurgency war in the Sunni Triangle, where he says he was in firefights, killed people, almost got killed, helped torture prisoners and finally had his life saved by a small-scale mutiny. Now he is a declared conscientious objector who spent five months absent without leave, facing the wrath of US military justice.
Criminal Escapes Shrine Auditorium (tags)
A Blur, just like his memory of his National Guard service.
Chavez Calls Bush 'Asshole' (tags)
Over 100,000 Venezuelans march to protest againt the role of U.S. imperialism in their country.
CHERYL SEAL EXCLUSIVE: Deep Throat II Reveals Secret Bush Agenda!! (tags)
Our mouse in the White House has done it again!! Another investigative triumph!
Guardsmen Killed By Pentagon Penny-Pinching (tags)
Explains how the Pentagon is killing American soldiers.
Iraq and Beyond (tags)
This is an inspiring article about envisioning a better, post-imperialist world, and the fight that's necessary to gain it. (reposted by imc volunteer)
PR expert says "President Bush did fine" (tags)
"This is a dangerous world. I wish it wasn't. I'm a war President. I make decisions here in the Oval Office with war on my mind. The American people deserve someone who sees the world for what it is and acts decisively." President Bush on Meet the Press
Bush the Deserter (tags)
When are they going to hang this guy?
Two US Soldiers ask: "When will we stop dying so senselessly?" (tags)
Over the Christmas holidays I managed to find two US soldiers who were back from Iraq. They were both somewhat willing to be interviewed and describe their time in Iraq in their own words.
Bush Reform of Immigration Policy may have a Hidden Agenda: Hispanis Beware! (tags)
Hispanics are Sitting Ducks: "We're addressing an important economic need (and) we're being compassionate to those undocumented workers who are here now ... many of (whom) are probably being abused and exploited,... part of this policy will help make America more secure because we'll know who's here." --White House spokesman Scott McClellan 01/08/04.
Are you Afraid of Bush? (tags)
This is simply a must read...
[gangbox] THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE (tags)
THE JAVITS CENTER SHUFFLE...discrimination, unequal distribution of work and the pitfalls of seeking workplace justice in the court system at New York City's convention center
The Imperial Gong Show Year (tags)
author: Tom Engelhardt, tomdispatch.com Great article about the MESS that is the Neo-Con Cabal. 2003 was THEIR year of global chess moves, and it ended as their "grand" theories "pitched over into the nearest ditch". 2004 is OUR year to rip apart the seams of their LIES and reclaim our future as if our lives depend on it. The Neo-Con Piñata is waiting, GO GET YOUR BAT!!!
Why is the Pentagon ripping off the troops? (tags)
Explains WHY Pentagon penny-pinching budget cutters are betraying the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Constitutional Rights Enforcement & Support Team (tags)
The Constitutional Rights Enforcement & Support Team (C.R.E.S.T.) is now starting. Be the first to join and get in on the ground level of this soon to be mighty wave of force against tyranny.
Bush Delivers A Turkey (tags)
To President Bush, America's soldiers are nothing more than props for his never-ending campaign. They were props on May 1 and they were props on Thanksgiving Day. An appearance at the funeral of one of the soldiers who has died in a war that has increased the terrorist threat against America, not diminished it, would be far more meaningful. So would an appearance to greet the coffins coming back from Iraq, ending an unprecedented policy forbidding the media from filming the arrival of America's war dead. Of course, footage like that would not make for jolly White House political propaganda.
Bush Dishonors Fallen Soldiers (tags)
The Deserter-in-Chief, not content with cutting Veteran's benefits, Combat Pay, benefits for depends of those deployed, is now putting a blackout on those who have fallen in his ill begotten War to Steal Iraqi Oil. He will not even be seen anywhere near the Flag Draped Coffins of those he has consigned to death. What a Scumbag.
Bring'em Home - Not Send'em Off (tags)
I have worked for years with veterans of other wars living under bridges, in abandoned cars and empty tenements. Forgotten cannon fodder-kicked to the curb. War is about, and always has been, despite the Public Relations propaganda; power-greed and conquest; with the poor doing the dirty work of filling rich men's coffers. No politician's sons or daughters are over there, and President Bush's daughters (for all his "Bring'em On" bravado), won't be joining young, beautiful NH Commander Mary. I rest my case. Jude Moriarty
G.W.Bush. a Satanic mind. (tags)
Assassination is big business. It is the business of the CIA and any other power that can pay for the "hit" and control the assured getaway. The CIA brags that its operations in Iran in 1953 led to the pro-Western attitude of that important country. The CIA also takes credit for what it calls the "perfect job" in Guatemala. Both successes were achieved by assassination. What is this assassination business and how does it work? Col. L. Fletcher Prouty . Col. Prouty spent 9 of his 23 year military career in the Pentagon (1955-1964): 2 years with the Secretary of Defense, 2 years with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and 5 years with Headquarters, U.S. Air Force. In 1955 he was appointed the first "Focal Point" officer between the CIA and the Air Force for Clandestine Operations per National Security Council Directive 5412. He was Briefing Officer for the Secretary of Defense (1960-1961), and for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Soldiers Scrape Up Money To Pay For Supplies (tags)
Another example of "Support Our Troops" in action. Happy Veteran's Day Team.
Cheers for returning troops? (tags)
The below story is horrible! How could any American help speed the war machine? We need to stay a peaceful country and supporting the troops is the wrong way to do it. I urge all that see troops returning home for this so-called-war to let the troops know what you think a simple "boo" or "how could you kill" would do. If the media, troops and administration see that American’s are not happy with what they have turned our peaceful National Guard reserve force into killers for oil they will see more disfavor. Every troop return needs to meet with protest to the war. These national guard troops are supposed to be here to protect the physical united states soil and for state natural emergencies like fire and flood not to go to kill others on foreign soil for his oil.
Iraq ‘nightmare’ hits soldiers, families (tags)
Events in Iraq took a new, deadly turn when a troop helicopter was shot down near Baghdad, Nov. 2, killing at least 15 U.S. soldiers and wounding nearly two dozen others. The soldiers had been en route to two weeks home leave in the U.S.
Bush renames Body Bags, Transfer Tubes (tags)
As the saying goes, if you can't convince them, confuse them. With more lies told each day by President George Bush, here is yet another one. The US Department of Defense changed the name from "Body Bag" to "Transfer Tube" to describe how the bodies of our young warriors are returned home in the dark of night, with no official count of their growing numbers, and no solemn public ceremony to honor their proud service
War Profiteers Flourish; Soldiers and Their Families Pay the Price (tags)
Operation Iraqi Freedom does not represent freedom for neither the Iraqi nor the American people; the freedom it represents is only for war profiteers to enrich themselves at our expense. It does not guarantee Iraqi or American security; it is driving us deeper and deeper into insecurity. Iraqis and Americans are dying and are being wounded daily; we are all facing an insecure future, while George Bush and his friends hold barbeques at his ranch and discuss the division of the spoils.
Saving Specialist Gray (tags)
While the daily headlines report that we need more soldiers in Iraq, I know one soldier that would disagree. For 22-year old Specialist Roy Alan Gray, there were more than enough soldiers here when the task at hand was to save his life.
$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)
Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.
Imperial ills: The Great American Problematic: The Youth and Imperial Justification (tags)
Here is but a taste of what the American regime, as nation-state, faces because of its manipulated misdirection into an all encompassing global regime: the American-led corporate global empire -- Imperium in Imperio.
On Tactics and Strategy: How Bush has Misunderstood Military Strategic Doctrine (tags)
You know you never defeated us on the battlefield, said the American colonel. The North Vietnamese colonel pondered this remark a moment. That may be so, he replied, but it is also irrelevant.
Sick, Wounded U.S. Troops Held in Squalor (tags)
Hundreds of sick and wounded U.S. soldiers including many who served in the Iraq war are languishing in hot cement barracks here while they wait -- sometimes for months -- to see doctors.
[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)
LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades
Disposable Soldiers (tags)
Besides cutting veteran's benefits and forcing wounded soldiers to pay for hospital meals, this is another indication of how the US ruling class views the soldiers who fight for their profits and power overseas. They are disposable. Also, it is an indication of the effects of depleted uranium.
Neophyte Gorge (tags)
The president has for the first time in months violated the all too common coincidence in political speeches of "lips moving" and "lying through teeth." He speaks the truth. Some people like George’s decisions, and some do not.
Into the Meatgrinder, more National Guard Troops to be sent to Iraq (tags)
86 U.S. soldiers have been killed in Iraq since the man in the White House declaired the war over on May 1st. Now U.S. forces are engaged in a classic guerilla war with the people of Iraq... time to send more warm bodies. Hey George.... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched the war to find?
The Truth about FEMA and the Future of America (tags)
This information can be backed up by the American Justice Federation
Sign Military Families' Petition: Bring Reserve Troops Home (tags)
On September 9th, 2003, our loved ones, currently serving in the Iraqi theater, were delivered orders extending their overseas stay. They have been told that there is a chance they could be home in May 2004 with the possibility of an extension to January 2005. May 2004 is a minimum 16 month deployment for this Reserve Unit.
$87 billion for Iraq: Another Vietnam? (tags)
President Bush stunned the nation Sunday night with his request for an additional $87 billion for the occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan.
September 11- two years on (tags)
GEORGE W. BUSH ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS PRESIDENT (tags)
Atta boy - sumthin' to really be prouda'.
US Has No Idea When Troops Will Pull Out Of Iraq (tags)
Oh, they know when they will pull out - when all of the Oil is exhausted or firmly under the control of Bush Family Cronies. This is the Mob - and this is your Country run by the Mob.
Wide Right (tags)
George W. Bush is doing for his Party what the Kremlin did for theirs...
CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Bush Anti-Terrorism "Medicine": Only the Drug Lords Win (tags)
While Bush is handing out over $10 billion to "anti-terrorism" programs designed to enrich a few pharmaceutical corporations, cities and states go begging - Just $1 billion has been tossed them, to be divided among all 50 states, to cover the cost of anti-terrorism public health upgrades for over 260 million Americans.
Opinion: who says progressive activists are a mish-mash? (tags)
Progressive activists and supporters have one clear, complete agenda: Trust The People. All power to ordinary folks. This is a massive contrast with the republican slogan of “Distrust the people, trust only a tiny elite, all powers to a tiny elite.”
How Quebec Almost Saved Iraq (tags)
It was a great day when Canada’s Québécois Prime Minister Jean Chrétien held a press conference at his offices in Ottawa and declared, “The Canadian military will do everything it can to assist in the American-led intervention in Iraq.” “I ask Allah to save me from the wrath of Dudley Do-Right,” Hussein reportedly told his Imam.
Saving face, losing a war (tags)
"Bring 'em on," the man said. He is not a brave man, but he plays one on television. When it came his turn to fight in a war, he hid behind Daddy. Then he had another drink and hid from the National Guard. Then he had another drink.
Bush's War Machine Demands You (tags)
"I wanted to get out of this kicking-in-doors-with-guns kind of thing," said Hinman, who was looking forward to more time with his two children but is now serving at Camp Doha, Kuwait. "It was a real surprise."
Venezuela- the revolution faced with sabotage (tags)
HOLLOW MAN (tags)
a poem about a shrub...
"Caped Crusaders" release biting satirical online ad series. (tags)
"Caped Crusaders" release biting satirical online ad series. http://www.capedmaskedandarmed.com/video According to the authors of CampedMaskedandArmed.com "All the Television Commercials have somehow gotten mixed up. Now people are going to see things that make them very uncomfortable and not want to buy stuff. All that carefully crafted public relations work is ruined! This is quite a predicament. Must be those confounded caped crusaders at work again"
Democratic Party History: a Revealing Rap Sheet (tags)
A history of the Democratic Party's role in co-opting and diverting independent political movements, while advancing the agenda of the global capitalist police state. This and similar pieces can be found at
FEMA CONCENTRATION CAMPS: Locations and Executive Orders (tags)
Read it and weep.
Dead for a Lie (tags)
But Straseskie’s father had seen enough of the war to know that Iraq did not and in fact had never posed any threat to the United States as the President had claimed. John Straseskie who had served in the Army and National Guard for 26 years expressed anger at the loss of his son in a war that that he now thinks was sold under false pretenses. “He put our troops over there to finish what his dad didn't do. They found no weapons of mass destruction," he told the Capital Times, a Madison, WI. newspaper.
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."
Bush unchallenged by media (tags)
"But Bush's fighter-plane landing on the deck of a U.S. battleship earlier this month, and his emergence from the cockpit in combat gear and mussed-up hair, was even more stage-managed (right down to the soft-tone sunset lighting and the "Mission Accomplished" backdrop sign perfectly angled for TV viewers). As for laughable, it's hard to outdo Bush — who went AWOL from the National Guard during the Vietnam War..."
THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD TRAITORS (tags)
Remembering, that the District of Columbia Air National Guard operates out of Andrews Air Force Base, which is only 10 miles from the Pentagon, it is clear that on 9-11 the Air National Guard didn't quite live up to "the highest possible state of readiness" or to being "the premier organization for fulfilling our federal, state, and community missions".
THE NEW JERSEY AIR NATIONAL GUARD TRAITORS (tags)
The installation's mission is to maintain fighter aircraft on continuous peacetime air defense alert to preserve U.S. air sovereignty. During wartime, the mission is to mobilize personnel and equipment for deployment to designated locations and to use air-to-air munitions in strategic defense of the North American continent.
Impeached Crook needs Job (tags)
Spread this around.
G.W. Bush: Drunk on Power (tags)
The president he got his wars folks don't know just what it's for; No one gives us a rhyme or reason have one doubt they call it treason. Eugene McDaniels "Compared to What?"
Our fearless f--kin' leader... (tags)
GW is a one man weapon of mass destruction.
Would the US Plant WMD’s – A Stroll Down Memory Lane (tags)
This article by ex-CIA officials discusses the question of US vs UN inspection teams looking for the notorious weapons of mass destruction. Also addresses the question of 'would the US plant evidence?......
The Bush Resume (tags)
I recently had an email exchange with a right-winger from my local newspaper, and of course the war with Iraq came up pretty quick. But he said something in defense of George Bush that really surprised me. In defense of the attack on Iraq he said 'between Hussein and Bush, Hussein is the bad guy'.
Don't F with the motha' f--kin' GW DYNASTY baby... (tags)
If most Americans knew this would they vote Bush in 04?
Deaths connected to Bush Crime Family (tags)
How many more have to die before something is done to put these criminals where they belong??
Nine Theses on Moving the Peace Movement Forward (tags)
[Editor: John Gershman, Interhemispheric Resource Center (IRC) Editor's Note: This piece was commissioned under the auspices of the Project Against the Present Danger. Foreign Policy In Focus www.fpif.org]
Tribulations: Terrror Targets Everwhere--Everyone (tags)
Danger from terrorism increase everywhere everyday. Be aware, be prepared and be brown skinned if you can (safer in most of the world from now on !). Al Qaeda and other terror cells laugh at US and its people who think their government spends good money to protect them
Memphis 1968: We remember (tags)
An assassin’s bullet felled the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on April 4, 1968. King had come to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers.
Embedded Truths? (tags)
A scathing satire of the journalistic integrity of "embedded" reporters.
The War Show ["Pulse"/Fox/Thursday] (tags)
Tonight on Fox, the show "Pulse" looked into various facets of the war. Here is my description and a suggestions to balance what was presented.
BUSH'S "WAR" RECORD (tags)
GW Bush may be sending our boys overseas to fight, but he never seemed to make it there himself.
Call To Action (tags)
From a Plaintiff in the Anti-War Lawsuit against President Bush being appealed in Boston and the widow of a Viet Nam veteran.
VENEZUELA: ALL OF THEM MUST GO! (tags)
ALL OF THEM MUST GO!
Surviving Martial Law (tags)
The following guide will help you plan, prepare, and get ready in the event that martial law threatens you safety and well being. It is divided into two parts. The first part describes the framework for martial law and the second part the actions to take in preparing or the actual declaration of martial law.
Sandino" General of the Free Men (tags)
seven decades ago, on february 21, 1933, Sandino was murdered in Nicaragua, but his name arose again decades later to triumph in a popular revolution in 1979.
Veterans Call to Conscience to Troops and Reservists (tags)
If the people of the world are ever to be free, there must come a time when being a citizen of the world takes precedence over being the soldier of a nation. Now is that time. When orders come to ship out, your response will profoundly impact the lives of millions of people in the Middle East and here at home.
a timeline of CIA atrocities (tags)
the author Steve kangas was suicided in 1999
neighborhood bully (tags)
ramsey clark on american militarism
Red-baiting. "The Anti-War Movement and Its Critics. (tags)
"Do we have an antiwar movement? We're getting there. We must be, because we're catching flak from the anti-anti war movement, Light Infantry division, staffed by Marc Cooper, Todd Gitlin, David Corn, and Christopher Hitchens."
XENOPHOBIA & NATIVISM (tags)
What Nativism & Xenophobia have to do with Bilingual / Bicultural Education in America
Message to the Troops: Resist! (tags)
A former conscientious objector tells soldiers that the best way to defend their families is to stay alive and healthy and resist the war. Cut, paste, and send it to any service-people you know.
Not In Our Name Protest October 6th (tags)
Sunday October 6 - War Without End? NOT IN OUR NAME! Westwood Federal Building 1pm
INTERNMENT CAMPS AND AUTHORITARIAN US FAST BECOMING REALITY (tags)
Extraordinary revelations from the investigative journalist who broke the TIPS story. Versions of this article have been printed in Australia and Europe, but this is Goldstein's full-length, un-edited copy.
ACTION ALERT: Bush trying to smash ILWU, the most powerful radical union in America (tags)
Bush is attempting to bust the most powerful radical union in America, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). They've done numerous solidarity actions for environmental, labor & human rights groups & they need our support on the West Coast.
Bush threatens troops in longshore dispute (tags)
LOS ANGELES – The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) revealed this week that a secret Bush administration task force has threatened a military takeover of West Coast ports if the union decides to strike.
Transcript of militarized police forum (tags)
In light of recent Bush administration efforts to expand the domestic role of the military, "Declassified Radio" is re-releasing the transcript of a past program on the military's growing influence on domestic policing. This program, initially released in October of 2001, includes material from a September 25, 2001 symposium on militarized policing held at Judson Church in New York City. Speakers included Paul Richmond of the National Lawyer's Guild, "Covert Action Quarterly" writer Frank Morales, and Sam Smith, editor of the "Progressive Review".
BUSH ADMINISTRATION SEEKING DOMESTIC MILITARY POWERS (tags)
The White House and Homeland Security Czar Tom Ridge are calling for a review of the Posse Commitatus Act, which currently prohibits the military from engaging in domestic police activities.
The Enemy is inside the gates (tags)
Urgent Urgent !!
People’s needs vs. guns and corporate greed (tags)
MADISON, Wisc. – Groups with diverging politics converged June 14 -18 around the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
"U.S. armed forces surrounding Iraq under veil of secrecy" (tags)
(YellowTimes.org) – As Dick Cheney tours the Middle East in search of support for an American offensive against the Iraqi regime, Yellowtimes.org has learned through multiple independent sources that the Pentagon has already begun planning and building new bases in the area.
OPPOSE THE GROWING DOMESTIC MILITARY PRESENCE (tags)
The Pentagon recently announced plans for the creation of a Homeland CINC, or military command. Urge your representatives to oppose military "mission creep" into domestic affairs. (Sample letter below:)
Fascists get their asses kicked (tags)
Our movement never stops in the war against fascism
from the airports-are-now-a-no-speech-zone dept. (tags)
As one of the U.S. Green Party's top officials, Nancy Oden is used to controversy. But Oden never expected to be hassled by National Guard troops at her hometown airport of Bangor, Maine on Thursday and barred from flying out of it.....
Who Aree the Terrorists? (tags)
"The Secret War, Strategy of Terror" was what the cloak & daggar crowd branded the war in Central America staged in Honduras during the 1980s.
HYSTERIA REIGNS ABROAD LA FLIGHT (tags)
Airliner Returns To Los Angeles Amidst Fear Of Terrorism
ANTI-WTO ACTIVISTS IN SEATTLE CALL FOR INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS FOR N30, 2000! (tags)
Activists In Seattle Prepare For Possible Confrontations With Police On WTO Protest Anniversary
national guard gets ready (tags)
national guard gets ready with weapons for LA - LAT article the last line is interesting