fix articles 4132, american dream
Struggles in the Shadow of the Pandemic (tags)
For Trump, wealth, privilege, and power was even license to invent reality as he saw fit. Thus any divergence from his worldview and interests were ‘fake news’. Trump ensured the plutocratic wealthy were no longer in the political shadows but now in the mainstream.
October 2018 Honduras Coup update (tags)
This month: a glimpse at what the migrants are facing, and protest marches are also heavily repressed, environmentalists defending land water and life arrested and kidnapped and a whole camp militarised for a couple of days during which one family was especially terrorised in such a magnitude and fascist way that all this violence, and the barely known violent eviction of the camp and of the subsequent night time highway blockade, was quickly made invisible by announcing two soldiers were shot dead in the confrontations. Similarly, farmers have faced evictions and persecution. Read on to find out more sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/2018/11/16/october-2018-honduras-coup-update/
As Trump consolidates his power, the history of 1930s Germany repeats itself (tags)
Compromises, concessions, and countermeasures are necessary in America after the budget attacks on the poor, seniors, the disabled, students and chidlren.
Fake lives matter! A satirical look at corporate personhood (tags)
This is a satirical look at the racist origins of corporate personhood. This article shows how a slavery amendment (the 14th) was used to grant constitutional rights to corporations, while at the same time, denying those rights to freed slaves and their descendants. CC-BY-NC-SA
The Problem of Illegal Immigrants in Israel and America (tags)
This article looks at the problems of illegal/legal immigrants in Israel and America. And also, describes the developing trends toward Globalist and Nationalist parties in Israel, America, and Europe.
New Book Reveals Illegal Intelligence Operations (tags)
New book by international journalist reveals illegal domestic intelligence operations
Bernie Sanders' Socialist America (tags)
Bernie believes there has been a corporate takeover of American democracy, and this is where he returns to the idea of political revolution. In nearly every speech he makes this clarion call, ...neither he nor any other politician can make the necessary changes alone.
Vigil for O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol-Ann Short, killed by racist terrorists in Fontana (tags)
January 23, 2016
FONTANA - A group of about 20 Fontana residents and local activists gathered yesterday evening outside of Randall Pepper Elementary School to commemorate the 1945 firebombing of the house owned by O'Day Short, an African-American targeted for racist violence for challenging white supremacy in the segregated city by daring to purchase a house on the south side of Baseline Avenue. Short, his wife Helen, and their two children Barry and Carol-Ann were all killed as a result of the December 16, 1945 firebombing. The incident, when eventually investigated, and even then only superficially, never led to any arrest or prosecution of any suspect, despite evidence pointing to death threats from the white real estate agent who sold the property and two white deputies of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.1 The vigil lasted about an hour-and-a-half, and featured words from the attendees, political discussion, and prayer.
Video: It's Time to Get Radical On Inequality, Stiglitz, 18 min (tags)
We are the least consistent with the American Dream. An economic system that doesn't raise standards is a failure.
Moderate Islam’s Real Litmus Test? Israel (tags)
The San Bernardino shooter’s father teaches us a painful lesson about unchecked bigotry
Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant (tags)
Conversations with 3 HOLES AND A SMOKING GUN (tags)
James Wilder screening "3 Holes and a Smoking Gun"
Hard Truths v. Obama Big Lies (tags)
Furious Homeowners Occupy Lobby of Fannie Mae in Pasadena (tags)
Members of the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE), Occupy Fights Foreclosures (OFF), Occupy Los Angeles (#OccupyLA), the Home Defenders League (HDL), and Strategic Action for a Just Economy rallied at Fannie Mae in Pasadena, CA to demand that the Federal Housing Finance Agency end its policies prohibiting principal reduction for underwater homeowners.
Hardwired Inequality in America (tags)
Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)
Fiscal cliff is a hoax, may be bipartisan excuse to kill off U.S. poor people! (tags)
The media hype about the so-called fiscal cliff is just another bipartisan excuse to increase the gap between the wealthy and ever increasing number of poor people in the U.S. Notice both parties are advocating large cuts to social safety net programs when people are already struggling with poverty, while U.S. military bases remain operational on foreign soil through the Earth and only Presidential candidate Ron Paul was willing to save money by closing ALL overseas bases.
Truest Measure (tags)
the way we treat people, should be a clas 1 felony
The Death of the American Dream - The Book (tags)
Special Thanks to everyone who contributed. This would not have been possible without you.
In Service to Power: A First Read of Michelle Obama's Speech (tags)
As the U.S. sinks further and further into economic decline, with 23 million people unemployed or underemployed and one report after another detailing the everyday sense of dread the average working class family faces with a declining standard of living, cuts to education and vital services for those most in need, the tightly controlled spectacle called the Democratic National Convention featured First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday, September 4th. The convention appeared little different than parties built on the personality cult of the Great Leader upon whom all aspirations are placed. There was little to distinguish the Democratic National Convention from the gross rubber stamp party congresses of the old Stalinist parties, with functionaries clapping in approval, on cue, for popular consumption.
The Worker's Rug: Fine Art From Day Labor (tags)
The Workers' Rug/La Alfombra Del Trabajador is an art done by day laborers, organizers affiliated with IDEPSCA, artist Katie Bachler and Jade Thacker, and the Craft and Folk Art Museum.
When Everyday Russians Knew the Communists Were Failing (tags)
Growing up my parents kept people from all different ethnicities, races, religions, backgrounds, etc as friends. They tried not to discriminate, as they didn't want others to discriminate against them or their children. They had friends from Africa, East Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, South America and of course America. They allowed people into their home from different backgrounds and were allowed into the homes of others. On the street we lived we were the first non-all white family; my mom being British, my dad being from India and our neighborhood predominantly Sicilian.
Democrats Are Not Evil (tags)
Whatever we think of the Democratic Party, like it or not, in the current political emergency, we are going to HAVE to align with them and vote for every Democrat on the ballot over every Republican — not because the Democrats are that progressive but because the Republicans plan a sweeping Right-wing revolution comparable to the changes Germany went through when Hitler took power in 1933, and the Democratic Party is one essential vehicle we will need to use to stop them.
Destroying the American Dream (tags)
100 Mayors Oppose Keystone XL Pipeline (tags)
20% of the earth's people are using up 80% of the earth's resources. Time for resource-sparing lifestyles and work sharing! Will the US make the transition from empire to republic and from excess to access? Like capitalism, the Keystone XL pipeline is full of contradictions.
Proof that Money is Slavery by Proxy Causes Panic Among US National and Civic Leaders (tags)
The desperation displayed by the recent illegal collusion against Occupy Wall Street by many big-city Mayors proves that US leaders are now in abject panic mode, because a growing number of people finally grasp that Money is Slavery by Proxy.
Occupy America for Change (tags)
Dispatch from Occupy DC "Occupy the Kochs" Action (tags)
Friday, November , 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Occupy DC, in support of Common Cause and other organizations, supported a "guerrilla drive-in" at the Washington DC convention center. We followed that with a militant action of our own, detaining Koch supporters for approximately to hours.
Fighting for the Soul of the American Dream (tags)
10 Year Since 9/11 Inside Job (tags)
September 11, 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, perpetrated for the same reason the Nazis burned their government building, the Reichstag: to perpetrate war and fascism so as to maximize profits for the capitalist class, the primary goal of capitalism, the greatest profits being in oil and munitions. Only a labor movement capable of carrying out a general strike can finally put an end to the private profit system, thereby saving the earth and humanity.
BTL:Newly Organized Progressive Coalition Challenges Corporate-Funded Tea Party Agenda in (tags)
Interview with Natalie Foster, CEO of the Rebuild American Dream campaign, conducted by Scott Harris
PRESS RELEASE: CHURCH JOINS VICTIMIZED HOMEOWNERS - TOWN HALL MEETING (tags)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reclaiming the "American Dream", Homeowners Fight Back! As the foreclosure and housing crisis continues to take a toll on families across America, homeowners are now sharing their experiences and arming themselves with information and resources to help those who are facing a difficult time in keeping their homes.
PRESS RELEASE/UPDATE: Homeowners Fight Back (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reclaiming the "American Dream" As the foreclosure and housing crisis continues to take a toll on families across America, homeowners are now sharing their experiences and arming themselves with information and resources to help those who are facing a difficult time in keeping their homes.
PRESS RELEASE: Homeowners Fight Back (tags)
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reclaiming the "American Dream" As the foreclosure and housing crisis continues to take a toll on families across America, homeowners are now sharing their experiences and arming themselves with information and resources to help those who are facing a difficult time in keeping their homes.
Response to Alan Hart's 'Palestinian people power - could it be a game-changer?' (tags)
To just respond to Alan Hart's largely rhetorical question embedded in the title of his article, there is no real Palestinian power ? people or otherwise. Disenfranchised masses, the wretched of the earth, like any other mob, are only power in the hands of Machiavelli. This is self-evident. It is even a truism. In the case of Palestinians on ground zero, they stand at the threshold of annihilation while those in Diaspora look on. The only recourse for Palestinians today to overturn that dismal existential state of affairs they have been brought to, is to clean their own house first of their house negroes and fifth columnists.
Staged Bin Laden Killing Hokum (tags)
"We will not abandon our committment to Social Security" (tags)
"This is my vision for America-a vision where we live within our means while still investing in our future; where everyone makes sacrifices but no one bears all the burden; where we provide a basic measure of security for our citizens and we provide rising opportunity for our children.."
Spreading Activism for Change (tags)
Being Republican is to Rob from Everyone (tags)
Who would truly vote for such treasons if they knew the truth that we will not remain silent?
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-
Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)
The Fox News Election (tags)
The November 2 midterm elections were not only a decisive rejection not only of the Obama administration but a full-scale endorsement of free-market economic policies and lassiez-faire capitalism — albeit by a much smaller segment of the American electorate than voted Obama and the Democrats into power in 2008. Millions of Americans voted against the party under whose watch unemployment has risen from 6.2 to 9.5 percent, and bought into the Republicans' critique that the reason for Obama's failure is he's been too much of a progressive, unduly burdening the private sector with regulation and taxation. Thanks to talk radio and Fox News, millions of Americans profoundly believe that Obama and the Democrats are far more radical than they are — and as long as they remain on the air and have their current level of influence, U.S. politics will continue to move even further Right.
The New York Times: What Passes for Journalism in the Newspaper of Record (tags)
Wrecking the American Dream (tags)
bipartisan supporting for anti-populism
THE FICTION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA (tags)
The servants of these investors and money "managers," like corporate executives and our elected - excuse the expression -representatives, look from the side, taking a payoff, as we get economically raped. This is designed to prevent wage "inflation" (that's a raise in the minimum, or any other, wage) by keeping unemployment high,
A Christian Perspective on Prisons --An interview with Stan Moody (tags)
Only as the public becomes aware of the enormous cost of the revolving door of incarceration will they begin to pay attention to what is going on inside and how we might change the dynamic. Corrections has taken full advantage of this denial by essentially saying, “You cannot possibly understand what we are up against.” They have built incarceration into a growth industry that is sapping our national strength and shredding our decency.
Freedom from our social prisons require Rights Revolution (tags)
New Zealanders come home - you are needed. Submission below before UN Human Rights Commission today re NZ. Below shows NZ headed to third world status. Obama also follows UN and global elites - mass discrimination re social class.
I have a dream (tags)
When the seeds of truth are sown, the grassroots truth revolution will blossom from the enlightenment"
Surprise, Surprise? 11 Arrested at UC Irvine for Protesting Israeli Ambassador (tags)
Surprise, Surprise? 11 Arrested at UC Irvine for Protesting Israeli Ambassador
Today your freedom is being signed away (tags)
Today at the UN New York States are signing a treaty which by its exclusion of core obligations and the right to development will create a people more dependent on the State and Corporations as well as discriminating against the poor. Obama ( & other States) is following such policies.
Global Systematic discriminationagainst the Poor due to be signed (tags)
International human rights law to be signed by States on Sept 24, 2009, systematically discriminates against the poor. The establishment is pitted against the independent peoples and the most disadvantaged. A mediocre nation and a dependent people are the very likely outcomes.
Why is Universal Health Care "Un-American"? (tags)
"I believe the American dream is not about material success, not about being having the strongest military. The American dream is that every person might have a right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
General Strike & Tax on Millionaires & Billionaires in Cal Needed Now (tags)
The State of California is set to issue IOUs instead of checks today, July 1, 2009, because the progressive income tax on the rich, those who make over $200,000 a year, has been cut instead of raised and because labor has not declared the overdue GENERAL STRIKE.
The Future of the American Dream (tags)
"Here is the grand vision I suggest Americans can pursue: the right of all citizens to larger lives. Not to get richer than the next guy or necessarily to accumulate more and more stuff but the right to live life more fully and engage more expansively the elemental possibilities of human existence.."
Downtown LA May Day Protests (tags)
May first protests march down Broadway in Los Angeles with fewer participants than last year with the LAPD taking a more relaxed stance.
With Our Opponent On The Ropes, It’s Time To Go On the Offensive (tags)
The pages of the capitalist press reveal the level of concern they have over the survival of their system
Obama's War on Labor (tags)
targeting labor rights
"Spinning" the U.S. Passport (tags)
The Public Relations arm of the U.S. government takes a "stab" at your travel documents.
Participation Matters (tags)
Each speech President Obama has delivered since his inauguration seems to paint a picture of change that is being created on the fly. I believe that – by nature of our humanity – we are all artists, and that we can all add a spontaneous stroke here or there to this potential masterpiece. But our current circumstances, as you will read in the below Op-Ed piece, present a serendipitous opportunity for public audiences to participate in community-based theater, and through that, to collaboratively address our social problems. If President Obama continues to publicly hold us accountable for re-creating a better America, this is one proven avenue for us to respond.
The Neo liberal elite seize their opportunity to increase unemployment globally. (tags)
The neo liberal elite seized their opportunity to create global unemployment when an ideological shift by the global elites occurred over the past four years at the UN from right wing neo liberalism (Bush) to left wing neo liberalism (Obama).
What's the Real Secret that big-business, SIG don't want you to know about the EFCA? (tags)
The Employee Free Choice Act does not eliminate the secret ballot. http://efcanow.blogspot.com/
A Trillion Dollar Recovery (tags)
This article by the editor of The Nation was published 12/31/2008.
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) NOW (tags)
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is legislation in the United States which aims to "amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes.
Dr. Stephen Sniegoski discusses his 'Transparent Cabal' book on Press TV (tags)
Dr. Stephen Sniegoski discusses his 'Transparent Cabal' book on Press TV about how the neoconservatives pushed US to war in Iraq for Israel
Obama Sweeps Presidential Election (tags)
Barack Obama becomes the first black 44th U.S. President
Studs Terkel: The Passing of An Icon (tags)
NO MORE BAILOUTS....we have done too much already (tags)
It is FEAR MONGERING, by exaggerations and catastrophic depictions.. propaganda...selling us the 2% incomers version of how bad it will be for us if they lose any of their profits, capital gains, benefits, compensations, and lobbist powers, and government chummists [the revolving door club]
Nationalization of Freddie Mac (tags)
The Nationalization of the mortage industry by the government shows how easily the goverment can nationalize healthcare and other services. The steady now increased offensive by the bosses over the past 30 years is because of a failure of union leadership by throwing all their resources into funding the Democrats and supporting the "team" concept.
Our failed earnings...getting me scared ! (tags)
Money is the Problem - getting it, saving it, earning it...whatever words are used "recession" or not, "economis" or not, whatever word is convenient to explain what ARE the conditions are that we are trying to live-in, it doesnt matter semanically.....
Doug Dowd's "At the Cliff's Edge - Part II" (tags)
a stinging indictment of US imperialism
Making Sense of Barack Obama, What He Says and the American Dilemma (tags)
I need to preface this commentary and say that I have been a member of the Republican Party since the Eisenhower administration of the 1950's.
Commander Adama's Update Regarding Elections (tags)
Hello and Greetings once again. Today, a message of significant importance needs to be addressed. Not only to the people in the United States of America, but to the people throughout the world as well,
Morgan Stanley Issues Full US Recession Alert (tags)
Morgan Stanley has issued a full recession alert for the US economy, warning of a sharp slowdown in business investments and a perfect storm for consumers as the housing slump spreads. Under the conservative definition, man is the servant of money. Long live alternative economics!
Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)
To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")
The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)
Part II of how American workers are losing out.
Lindsay Lohan Suffers from Americanitis (tags)
The solution to your problems is right in front of your nose.
Global Warming Destroys Maple Sugar Industry (tags)
Global warming is the most serious threat facing planet. We have an opportunity, and an obligation, to lead in solving this global crisis by investing in clean and safe electricity, efficient buildings and a less polluting transportation system.
Review of E. SAN JUAN's ON THE PRESENCE OF FILIPINOS IN THE UNITED STATES (tags)
Filipinos in the U.S. today comprise the largest community of Asians in the U.S. But knowledge about Filipinos is scarce; instead, trivialities, cliches, and stereotypes are disseminated by Filipino historical associations. This review calls attention to one serious effort to approach Filipinos from a historical-materialist point of view.
GABNet DEFENDS IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S RIGHTS (tags)
On May 1, 2007, hundreds of thousands of people across the United States will once again take to the street to oppose recent US legislation which threatens the human rights, civil liberties and welfare of all immigrants and their communities. For far too long the issue of how migration impacts women have not been given its due. In fact, women migrants--including Filipinas--are the most vulnerable of the population:
Bush Orders Military To Begin Jailing All Civilian Protestors To War (tags)
In yet another shocking prelude towards becoming a Total Police State, Russian Intelligence Analysts are reporting today that the American War Leaders have issued orders to the United States Military Northern Command authorizing the jailing, and military tribunals, for any American citizen critical of the ‘war effort’.
ON CONGRESSMAN KUCINICH'S CAMPAIGN (tags)
BREAK WITH THE DEMOCRATS
Fear of the Working Class At Home And Internationally Stirs Some Debate Among the Bankers (tags)
There is growing concern among sections of the capitalist class that the rising opposition to their global offensive and the market will get out of control.
How Military Recruiters Pitch to Latinos: PowerPoint Racism (tags)
According to this racializing model, "right-brain" irrational Hispanics, unsuited for "America's system of education," will vote their way into Karl Rove's projected Republican majority, and for decades to come fill the ranks of the lowest echelons of the service sector, the prison system, and the combat units of America's imperial army. Were he alive today Che Guevara, whom a CIA operative once described as "fairly intellectual for a Latin," would undoubtedly be asking progressive Latinos what they plan to do about it.
Minuteman Project in Ventura County (Thousand Oaks) (tags)
Minuteman Project founder speaks at Thousand Oaks Borders 9/25 - - hiss, hiss, BOOOO
The Beauty of the System (tags)
A tale of shipping, blackmail and slow death in the lost Cul de Sac
solar energy links USA (tags)
review of support groups for solar energy, climate protection, clean air and food securtiy
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.
THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS AMERICAN LEFTISM (tags)
The following remarks are intended to supplement the author's paper "Blueprint for a Bulosan Project" posted in the online journal OUR OWN VOICE. This essay critiques the position of "leftists" in the elite U.S. academies who claim a "manifest destiny" to civilize colonized subalterns and peasant radicals like the Filipino writer Carlos Bulosan who (they claim) have failed to take "America" out of a transnationalizing U.S. Studies. Are we seeing a replay of the "Thomasites" who produced generations of neocolonized "little brown brothers" now serving U.S. imperialist aggression in Iraq, Aghanistan, Palestine, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and in the Philippines, its former direct colony? "By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea...."
The Price of the Ticket (tags)
The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.
Preview of Playwrite John Sinner's New Works at The Walt Disney Concert Hall (tags)
REDCAT presents the season’s final showcase for new experimental works and works-in-progress by local music, dance, theater and interdisciplinary artists.
US threats against Iran--the specter of nuclear barbarism (tags)
US threats against Iran--the specter of nuclear barbarism
Thoughts of the day! Viva La Everyone!
Immigration: A Nation of Colonists – and Race Laws (tags)
Immigration law has always been race law in the US.
Grassy Narrows Warns Weyerhaeuser: “Withdraw or Face Fierce Campaign” (tags)
The Grassy Narrows First Nation, an indigenous community in Northwestern Ontario, has issued an ultimatum to logging giants Weyerhaeser and Abitibi-Consolidated. The companies must either immediately stop their destructive use of the land or prepare themselves for a fierce international campaign.
Beyond Mere Survival in the American Dystopia (tags)
...1984 has come to pass, both chronologically and in the Orwellian sense. Americans are "liberators" in Iraq. Opponents of this "peace initiative" are "doubleplusungood". Unchecked by the judiciary, the NSA electronically trolls for perpetrators of "crimethink". Pundits and the "liberal media" (owned by a handful of monolithic corporations despised by people with the values which many define as liberal) have become the Ministry of Truth for the Party...
Cognitive Dissonance and the New Amerikan Reich (tags)
Is mass cognitive dissonance leading to the creation of a prison planet ruled by barbarians the like of which this world has never known before?
Manuel Valenzuela: The Army of Good Americans (tags)
Hard-hitting, truth-telling essay on those that comrpise Bush's support and how they are enabling the rise of fascism and police state
The War Culture (tags)
smart analysis of america as the war culture
G8 International Day of Action on Climate Change - U.S. Public Enemy #1 (tags)
The facts are in: we suck. Your grandchildren will curse your existence. Change it or die.
Ben Hecht & Sami Al-Arian: What’s the Difference? (tags)
The late Ben Hecht tried to save the Jews of Europe from the Nazi onslaught. Sami Al-Arian is struggling to lift the cruel Israeli occupation off the backs of the Palestinians. Hecht was praised for his First Amendment efforts, while Al-Arian faces trial in Florida “for supporting terrorism!” A devout Muslim, he has been a leader in the Tampa, Florida community. Al-Arian has also been fired from his tenured teaching position at the U. of South Florida.
Successful Week of Anti-Mountaintop Removal in Lexington (tags)
During the week of June 13 in Lexington, KY, a meal of toxic coal sludge scraped out of a stream in eastern Kentucky was delivered to the president of a coal advocacy group, hundreds of concerned citizens attended an anti-mountain top removal (MTR) rally and march that ended at Kentucky Utility's headquarters, a film festival educated Lexingtonians about the dangers of strip mining and its repercussions, and activists passed out literature on the streets, all part of Mountain Justice Summer's week in Lexington, Kentucky.
Oil, CO2, Environment, Climate, War (tags)
author: Caroline Arnold We need a new revolution - not an armed, adversarial revolution, but a peaceable revolution in what we buy, how we use energy, how we distribute and assess information, and in how we allow ourselves to be governed.
The Great lie (tags)
A film based in the teachings of Daniel Quinn-free viewing ifilm.com
Arctic Wildlife Refuge, Los Angeles and Peak Oil (tags)
What's the connection between the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and Los Angeles? The answer is peak oil. President Bush wants to open up ANWR (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) to oil drilling and it has everything to do with the fact that we are at the global peak in oil extraction. Peak oil is the start of the age of ever declining oil extraction. This is very significant to Los Angeles because it could be argued that Los Angeles is one of the most oil-addicted places on earth - the birthplace of freeway suburbs, and home to thousands of big-box stores which carry products that traveled thousands of miles to reach us. In the article below, Kenneth Deffeyes brings to our attention the fact that the debate over ANWR is missing the big issue, the issue of peak oil. On April 10th in Venice, the Post Carbon Institute presents Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles, with local community activists presenting projects addressing these issues.
April 10th, Options and Actions for a Post Carbon Los Angeles (tags)
Sunday, April 10th, 4 - 8 PM, Venice, CA The Post Carbon Institute will present a screening of The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream as well as a panel of speakers who will discuss the serious issues we will be facing in Los Angeles with the coming global decline in fossil fuel extraction and present local projects which represent a step towards sustainability.
United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)
Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:
LONG BEACH PROGRESSIVE FILM FESTIVAL - Feb 28th - March 31st (tags)
Come on down and join us at the Month long Long Beach Progressive Film Festival. We are showing 5 films.
The End of Suburbia: Film Review (tags)
The documentary predicts that, as less oil is pumped fromthe ground and prices surge upward, property values of suburban homes will plummet.. The documentary postulates that the answer to the coming oil shortage resides in new urbanism.
The System: Capitalism and its Role in American Society’s Plunge into the Abyss. (tags)
commentary and analysis of capitalism's devastating role in american society. good read
Open Letter to President Bush from IAEFF (tags)
IAEFF wants Bush to extend freedom medal to AFL-CIO leaders
BRAVE NUDE WORLD ? (tags)
You've just got to accept it the next time you travel with your good looking wife or daughter: of course their breasts are firm like Semtex. And when they or you are fingered, just ask yourself: where's your spine ? Are you going to protest ?
The 'American Dream' Is Not Dead (tags)
a call to war
21st Century American Revolution (tags)
Road Ahead: Nonpartisan Alliance vs the Right (tags)
[A summary of the independent intervention by the left in Chicago, the lessons learned, and future prospects]
The President Plays Poker (tags)
The past tax cuts tore holes of billions in the federal Washington budget.. The ambitious reformer GWBush puts all his eggs in one basket, that his society of owners will not soon be mocked as a society of debtors.
Things I've Seen & Heard (tags)
From the short stories collection.
God Help America! Norman Mailer Interview (tags)
Reagan understood what America needed, `spin'. Hearing that we are healthy was more important than being healthy. Bush and his advisor Rove expand this insight one dimension by acting as though our security were extremely endangered.
Middle Class New Working Poor (tags)
America's Middle Class Becomes the New Working Poor
American Dream Slipping Away (tags)
The American Dream Slipping Away from the Middle Class
End of Suburbia Screening (tags)
End of Suburbia Screening at Path to Freedom - an Urban Homestead
Club for Growth member Bob. J Perry funded 'Swift Boat' ads (tags)
Houston homebuilder, Christian zealout and hardcore GOP backer Bob J. Perry was funded, at least partially, the 'Swift Boat' attack ads since recanted by one Veteran.
DIE BUSHITE DIE (tags)
There is nothing so in this entire history that more makes me feel sadness for our great love stolen, than the American public's silent contempt expressed for the lives of those innocent People fallen murdered by their cowardly unjust indecision on foregoing the immediate arrest or execution of the "escaping" demon bush and rumsfeld for the crimes of 9/11.
HOPE IS ON THE WAY (tags)
KERRY'S CLOWN...NO HOPE FROM EITHER PARTY
Welcome to the Machine (tags)
The only trouble is the lawless evil bushite child rapists, and repuglicon pension thieving war mongers, have no respect for American law, American lives, nor the God of any religion.
Gangs of America: Talk by Ted Nace (tags)
On today's Radio IMC-LA show, a talk by Ted Nace, author of "Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of American Democracy."
The End Of Suburbia - Pasadena Screening (tags)
June 23, 2004 The End of Suburbia producer Barry Silverthorn and event organizer Eric Einem from the Post Carbon Institute screened the oil depletion documentary at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena. The following group discussion lasted for several hours.
END of SUBURBIA Producer Coming to Los Angeles June 21-23 (tags)
"Peak Oil is the story of the decade, and virtually no one was talking about it...I instantly recognized an opportunity to present some very complicated ideas in a very visual way that most of us could relate to" - Barry Silverthorn
The End of Suburbia comes to Los Angles (tags)
The beauty of the Pasadena urban farm gave little forewarning of the serious nature of the documentary the guests were about to see. The title of the documentary, "The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream" gives you a good idea of the alarming nature of the subject.
End of Suburbia (tags)
You are invited to a screening of The End of Suburbia Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream
"End of Suburbia" is Now Available - A documentary on the subject of oil depleti (tags)
"THE END OF SUBURBIA: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of The American Dream" has just been released on DVD and will be screened at locations in Los Angeles. Anyone interested in hosting a public screening please contact email@example.com.
"What Part of *Over the Rainbow* Do You NOT Understand?" (tags)
Mr. Kerry, who HAS been put to the challenge, but will not commit his own Democratic Party to a principled, honorable platform on the side of human needs, progress for the future and most plainly-Truth.This constrains and weakens the Party's reach. What can we People then expect him to do for America as a whole? It is our necessity to turn away from the insanity of illegal, unilateral, agressive wars against undefined enemies from poor countries.
Don't kill bush for me, do it for Jesus (tags)
Demon bush must not, under any circumstances, be allowed to survive from his evil onslaught he has criminally dictated against our God and Humanity as war mongering monster liar.
How To Destroy America (tags)
The Distruction of America by the so called "annointed".
40 YEARS IN THE WILDERNESS By Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)
It's been 40 long years since the much-heralded "March on Washington." Almost 1/2 a century -- and what is our condition today?
A Revolutionary View of the California Recall and Bipartisan Budget Crisis (tags)
Don’t Throw Your Vote Away by Giving It to the Democrats or the Republicans! OUT WITH THEM ALL! DON’T VOTE YES OR NO ON THE CALIFORNIA GOVERNORS RECALL The Recall is a Trap to Make Workers Pay for the Capitalist Crisis! VOTE FOR THE SOCIALIST CANDIDATE C.T. WEBER for GOVERNOR! PEACE & FREEDOM PARTY Organize Now to Build a Workers Party!
Congressional Leaders Commemorate 1963 March on Washington (tags)
The diverse group of 200,000 marched peacefully side-by-side for jobs, freedom and equality... "we have and will continue to splinter segregation into a thousand pieces"
wHAT IS THIS THEN? (tags)
We all KNOW factually, and freely confess without truthful contention, the UNJUST evil bush and blair, "sexed up" the falsehoods of a plagiarized essay, then bold faced lied as they continue today, to hide their "embarrassment" of indiscriminately murdering our Humanity for criminal thefts against a just rule of our god given rights Man.
Anti-globalization Protesters Star in New Novel (tags)
Addressing the lack of fictional literature written from a non-mainstream point-of-view, a Cambridge, Masachusetts novelist and activist has come out with "American Dream." The back cover of the new paperback novel reads: "Meet Wheatgrass Man and his 'older single dude crowd,' soldiers in the anti-globalization protest movement. From their vantage point in Central Square, 'Mental Square,' Cambridge, they grapple with Love in the Age of E-Mail Romance, while struggling to survive the gentrification of their neighborhood..."
Triumph of Kleptocracy & Death of Reason (tags)
"The great danger of the lynch-mob terror-bubble we find ourselves trapped in, as the Germans under the Nazi regime were, is losing touch with the rest of the world..This is no longer our government, but has been stolen from us by country-sized corporations and their henchmen." from Slingshot 2003
Life after Patriotism: The Brain behind the Brainwash (tags)
"Imagine a world where disagreement was okay. Where you could support people you disagreed with, where tolerance for difference was the norm. Where critical thinking and raising questions meant respect and discussion." from Slingshot
All American Lies (tags)
From Sammy Sosa to George Bush, America becomes a synonim for lies.
Music Against The War - Overview and Links (tags)
In the concert of voices against the war, artists and musicians are taking their part too. To bypass the censorship of the commercial medias, some artists give their antiwar songs free for downloading. Others take part in concerts and events, make advertisings for anti-war groups, make statements in medias when they are interviewed...
Ted Hayes Pro-War (tags)
Ted Hayes, Homeless faux-progressive, leading pro-war march
Civilian Interment? (tags)
The land of the free, home of the brave...and uneducated...perhaps
O Say Can You Hear? (tags)
An imagistic statement on the condition of war and meltdown of the American Dream.
Christ I'm Actually Rising! (tags)
Chirst has like, actually come to take out the evil bushmob single handedly! He walks and talks like he's just human... Wow! Don't miss this incredible revelation!!
Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)
A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.
Majority rule is moral cannibalism. (tags)
From the book "Restoring the American Dream" by Robert J. Ringer.
Sep 29-30 Nationwide listing of antiwar protests/meetings/vigils (tags)
No War For "Revenge"! - website for antiwar movements, legal information & news across the country. **URL: www.ActionLA.org/S11 Since some events may change or cancel without advance notice, PLEASE PLEASE call and check with the event organizer before you go. To announce your protest, links, or good information, please send to: ActionLA@ActionLA.org or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dubious Character of Jesse Jackson's Politics (tags)
A brief essay calling into question the class character of Jesse Jackson's political activity