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The Social State in the Age of Global Capitalism (tags)

Welcome to techno-corporate feudalism-where the richest three Americans have more wealth than 160 million, where the wealthiest 86 have more wealth than 3.6 billion, where the foul-mouthed cancelled free school lunches for 1 million and where market distortions rule.

The Gigantic Chasm Between Democratic Rhetoric and Capitalist Reality (tags)

When we lose the idea of community and solidarity, we lose our capacity for collective action.

California Has Its Faults (tags)

Two big earthquakes in California shook up the nuclear power infrastructure as well.

Three Mile Island Nuke Plant Finally Shutting Down (tags)

The notorious Three Mile Island nuke plant is finally shutting down for good.

CA Safe Schools Honors Earth Day Heroes (tags)

“In honoring these phenomenal individuals on Earth Day, we are acknowledging their hard work and commitment to protect current and future generations,” said Robina Suwol, founder and executive director of California Safe Schools.

8 Years After Shutdown, Socal San Onofre Nuke Plant Still Causing Big Problems (tags)

The SoCal San Onofre nuke plant shut down in 2012, but it's still causing big problems.

Freedom of the Press is Dead Worldwide (tags)

CIA Director Pompeo claims Wikileaks is a "hostile secret service" and Julian Assange is not a journalist. Democracy cannot function without watchdogs. Watchdogs and whistle-blowers must be under special protection.

Vienna: Housing is a Human Right (tags)

Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up potential development land and prevents speculation. Rents in Vienna are half the rents in Munich.

Paraphysique du poliorcétique privatisé (tags)

Le monde de la banque...

Film review: Dick Cheney: Revolutionary for the Super-Rich (tags)

In the film, the Cheney group appears like a resolute Mafia clan that took over the levers of power in no time after the election. The vice-president pulled the strings in all important areas: military, energy, bureaucracy and foreign policy. "Vice" is a cynical film for a cynical era.

Public Good or Private Wealth (tags)

The deep and growing chasm between the rich and the poor is not an accident. This gulf is the result of political decisions. Many rich countries have lowered or abolished property taxes. Governments reduce spending on education and health care.

The Cure is the Sickness: Washington Consensus (tags)

Reality could replace the elite economic myths!

Capitalotest, amalgamisme, confusionnisme, dépolitisme (tags)

Du morcellement généralisé...

State Debts - The Primal German Fear (tags)

Unlike a private homebuilder, the state can be indebted and never expect the entire debt to be repaid. For most, taxes are a book with seven seals. A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Social cohesion declines and milieu egoism increases.

"We live in a time of radical counter-enlightenment" (tags)

Political struggle always means the struggle over the definitional power and appropriation of the world. For decades, neoliberalism has carried out a redistribution project against the majority of the population. This neoliberal project is only possible when

Please Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th (tags)

Former USDA Secretary Mike Espy was 4 times elected to Congress from Mississippi. His opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith, cattle rancher and part owner of a slaughterhouse auction lot, was appointed by the Republican governor. She has a zero rating from the Humane Society of the US.

Ronald L. Havner & The Sleazy Corporate Whores @PublicStorage RAPED ME! (tags)

Public Storage thoughtlessly and illegally devastated the life of a Los Angeles artist after they wrongfully auctioned off a life time of his photography and art work without blinking an eye, or giving the artist any kind of proper notification, something they legally have to do. What they returned to him was 4 boxes of old paperwork that was literally dumped into old disheveled cardboard boxes. That is what Public Storage considered his "Personal" belongings. The artist straightened them out. And I don't think he's close to being finished. A law suit against Public Storage is being now being prepared and will be filed in the near future.

Nuke Plants Cause Excess CancerDeaths When Running, Rates Decline When They Shut Down (tags)

A recent study showed that nuclear power plants cause excess cancer caused by their routine radioactive releases when operating. The rates decline after they shut down.

Affordable Rents? A State of Emergency Intensifies (tags)

Rents explode in cities after massive sales of public housing to brutal investors. In 1987, there were 5.5 million social apartments in Germany. Today, there are 1.5 million. Land speculation was prevented in Vienna. The Vienna Housing Fund buys up possible development land.

Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation! (tags)

The Alternative Housing Summit on Sept 21 in Berlin discussed alternatives to the market-based housing policy. Exploding rents and lack of affordable housing are the most burning social questions. More market is not the solution! Housing for People, not for Profits!

Ryan Zinke Is Charging Taxpayers For A Trophy Hunters' Council (tags)

Trophy hunters rarely hunt for meat but because they love to stalk terrorized animals, murder them, see them gutted, arrange for their stuffing by taxidermists and nail their heads to a wall.

Is the Financial Crash 2.0 Coming? (tags)

Market ideology has been on the advance since the 1980s. Only a few voices warned of the risks and instability of the liberalized financial markets. After they profited from the generous bailout packages, the banks began to speculate against the most indebted countries.

Promote Public Housing! (tags)

A basic principle of the market economy is that the market only reacts to solvent demand, not to needs. If a need is not reflected in a solvent demand, the market simply does not react. The supply side expansion of affordable housing is key, not subject promotion.

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator (tags)

Children Incorporated Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena (tags)

Report back on the march in Pasadena, one of at least 70 in California and 400+ in the US.

SCOTUS is Giving Us a Ride (tags)

It's been a rough few weeks in 2018.

Amazon, the Elephant in the Bookshop (tags)

Amazon is one of many examples of a gigantic problem. International corporation s shirk from contributing their just share to financing the community. Hosts of advisers and lawyers have created a "tax avoidance industry."

More Public Investment is Sensible and Necessary (tags)

Low-interest rates should create possibilities for expansive budgetary policy. Public investments in the infrastructure and education could benefit future generations by helping raise long-term prosperity and well-being. The one-sided narrowing of budgetary possibilities is excessive

Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake (tags)

The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment and did not reach its goal of permanently calming the financial markets. Public investments could raise economic growth.

The real mission of fbi and cia (tags)

Here are list of fbi/cia goals, but see my reports on the true mission & goals of murderous fbi/cia.

27 Of Many Reasons To Impeach Trump's Ryan Zinke (tags)

Zinke has removed dozens of Native Americans from powerful positions, has massacred bear cubs, mustangs, endangered whales, opened the Atlantic coast to drilling, eviscerated fracking regulations

congress on psych drugs (tags)

congress on psych dryugs!!@!

The Shortwave Report 04/27/18 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Spanish National Radio, Radio Havana Cuba, NHK Japan, and Sputnik Radio.

5 Questions on Tax Justice (tags)

Tax justice must be created and tax avoidance stopped to fight inequality and poverty. Apple paid 0.0005% tax on its profits in Ireland - merely 50 euros on a million euros profits. Corporations dodge their just contribution as part of society through tax avoidance.

One Way to Respond to Foreign Ops in Our Elections (tags)

How public financing for candidates via free tv time on the public airwaves, including on the California Channel here in California can be an antidote to disinformation campaigns against our elections & democracy

Crisis 2.0: A Policy for the 99% (tags)

The capital surpluses are a constant source of new speculative waves and maneuvers. The crisis of state finances is mainly a crisis of tax refusal. The elites shifted the tax burden from businesses and high incomes to consumer taxes and fees.

Housing is not just another commodity (tags)

Like food, clothing, health, and education, housing is an elementary need. On'e apartment is a place of retreat of the private person, a protective- and creative space of inviolable identity, Long-term low-interest housing tax credits & SROs, are alternatives to indifference.

State Investments and the Public Sector (tags)

The public infrastructure is something positive, even from a business perspective. it is a kind of advance concession, increases the entrepreneurial production potential and lowers the production costs. If state investments are trifling, this will have negative long-term effects

A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism (tags)

In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Pell grants, SNAP, WIC food assistance are sadistic.

Professor's Study Highlights Health Risks of Urban Oil Drilling (tags)

A study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health this week reveals heightened rates of asthma in densely populated Los Angeles neighborhoods located near active oil-development sites.

Liberalization of Public Service: A Democratic Achievement is Subjected to Competition (tags)

Public service guarantees and influences the living conditions of our society and has a proven tradition in Germany for over 100 years. Privatizations have mainly led to private oligopolies. Corporations evade their responsibilities and expect intact infrastructure.

Epilogue: Pakistan on the chopping block in 2018? Zahir Ebrahim | Project Humanbeingsfirst (tags)

Under president Trump's administration, the United States of America appears to be taking all the antagonistic steps against both Iran and Pakistan to make the Wakeup call of 2007 even more pertinent as the world enters 2018. Pakistan is also a nuclear state. There will always be even greater urgency to confront Pakistan and de-nuke it if any revolutionary clergy class of Pakistan, Shia and Sunni, ever comes to power. In its calculus of primacy and hegemony, the white man's burden simply cannot tolerate any Muslim nation possessing real nuclear weapons (as opposed to tolerating the illusion of possession). The massa class well understands all that they have destroyed and stolen of the Muslims in the centuries past and cannot risk losing Western hegemony and its vassal states to a revival of “revolutionary Islam” with teeth.

Ed Lee, Occupy SF and the Triumph of the Frisco 5 (tags)

Ed Lee as mayor of San Francisco quickly changed from a progressive to an agent of repression

What the State Can Do (tags)

The power of ideology is so great it easily creates a distorted perception of facts. Where money is spent is crucial, not the size of the public sector. The Internet, the touch screen, semi-conductors and the GPS were developed with state risk capital. Tax havens cause revenue shortfalls.

The Right to the City and the Greed of the Rich (tags)

Thanks to everyone who resisted the GOP tax giveaway! Unlike the security state, the constitutional state should mean compromises, negotiations, concessions, and countermeasures to reverse exploding inequality and precarious work.

Religious Development Group Urges Stronger Corporate Reporting Standards (tags)

Jubilee USA, a religious development group, asked the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) to require greater disclosure of what payments corporations make to governments where they operate.

Nuclear Shutdown News November 2017 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world. Here is our November 2017 report:

LAUSD, Privatization, Charters And The Fight To Defend Public Education Education Conferen (tags)

On September 30, 2017 an education conference was held on the Fight Against Privatization, Charters and the LAUSD. These are the presentations and discussion at the conference

August 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

This August 2017 in Honduras. El Libertador newspaper owners were attempted against with gunfire. Two other journalists had gunshots at their houses when they were sleeping inside. Students struggle continue at the uni, they faced several violent evictions this month, smear campaigns, more charges, more threats and intimidation, and now that strikes have stopped classes for two months, authorities announced that lecturers will no longer be paid. Another blockading struggle against the installation of a hydroelectricity dam has faced massive repression this months including violent evictions and arrests, having their camp burned down, physical and psychological mob attack .. news including about these, see below https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/

Celebrate California Safe Schools (tags)

Protecting Children's Health & the Environment for 20 years!

The US's Public Housing Crisis May Worsen With Trump Budget (tags)

As of 2016, fully 90 percent of the nation's public housing households were headed by someone who is elderly, has disabilities, worked (or had recently worked) or was subject to work requirements through another program. Many are dependent on public housing...

Alternative Media Fraud Secrets - Part 1 (tags)

Central Intelligence Agency non-official cover ( NOC ) operative fraudsters infiltrated 'Alternative Media' network platforms posing as visionaries, charletons, shamans, reincarnates, 'time travellers' and Whistleblowers ...

Fbi crime spree supported by all high officials (tags)

Unintentionally, I opened almost a half century ago a veritable Pandora's Box of fbi atrocities when I began to study pervasive corruption, fraud and criminality of fbi. The fbi, federal courts, U.S. Attorney, police et al., try to this moment to close it. They know that if they fail to close the box their evil deeds are forever exposed.

Now Hear This (tags)

This post represents a summary of how the fbi/cia/Police community have destroyed our humanity.

Tax Avoidance: Drastic Consequences for the Public (tags)

Taxes are the most important foundation of all government activities and public services. Corporate economic activity and profits cannot be clearly assigned to individual nation states anymore. Founding offshore centers is child's play Tax avoidance and tax fraud lead to revenue crisis

Reclaiming Public Services (tags)

How cities and citizens are turning back privatization. More than 1600 cities around the world acted to bring public services under public control.

Economic Stagnation and its Mastery (tags)

Corporate profits explode while investments stagnate.Social housing declines with privatization. According to neoliberal theory, higher profits lead to grater investments and more jobs. In truth, higher profits lead to more use of tax havens and companies buying back their stock.

Memorandum 2017: Alternatives for a Solidarity Europe: Instead of "Germany First" (tags)

The European Union is at a crossroads. The reason lies in the neoliberal redistribution policy favoring capital incomes over many years. "Mass unemployment intensified and was not ended in Europe. Millions of those with work are in precarious working conditions."

Nuclear Shutdown News May 2017 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear industry in the US and abroad, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world. Here is our May 2017 report:

Punishing the Poor. The Neoliberal Government of Social Insecurity (tags)

Inequality hurts. Poverty returns with misguided policy

Neoliberal Austerity Leads to Deeper Crisis (tags)

A high state share in the economy, developed social states and readiness to intervene actively and anti-cyclically prevent falling into a depression. Trump's demonizing regulation, Medicaid, public schools, Head Start, Meals on Wheels, taxation and democracy must be resisted

Oakland Committee Voting On Ending Secretive Surveillance (tags)

Up For Consideration on Tuesday before the Oakland City Council's Public Safety Committee, a Transparency Ordinance Grants Community Control Over Spying Equipment Use.

Tom Marino Drug Czar; Another Prohibitionist Profiteer! (tags)

Trump's pick for drug czar Tom Marino (R-PA) is another Reagan-era drug warrior looking to continue the revolving door of prohibitionist policies.

Private Enterprise Committed to Social Interests (tags)

Social needs like energy- and water-supply, the waste industry, education, senior pensions and health care can be solved better publically than privately.

law in the USA: the SCAM of the millenium (tags)

See this report to better understand (than before) how so many millions of our people are illegally murdered and imprisoned by fbi and police

Brazil wants democracy back II (tags)

The character, the lack of it, the temperament of the coup and of coupists that toppled Dilma Roussef last year was signaled through their first or one of their first legislative measures: the legalization of pedals, an administrative measure more than routine, used and abused for all, since always, and that is to hold resources for short periods, in order to smooth the financial roll. These were the only accusations that the coup leaders were able to brandish to remove the re-elected president and to establish parliamentarism, without the authorization of the population, required by the constitution.

RELATIONS STILL STRAINED BETWEEN SOUTH LOS ANGELES RESIDENTS AND THE POLICE (tags)

February 2017 Honduras coup update (tags)

https://sydneywithhonduras.wordpress.com/ In February 2017, another indigenous Tolupán activist was murdered, attacks against Copinh and supporters in the calls for justice continue, uni students were attacked again by uni administration, and for asking questions about it a week later, a journalist was attacked. Meanwhile, workers are feeling the squeeze with more dismissed public service workers than ever before, and mining workers fighting for bearable work conditions and pay

Who Says It Can't Happen Here? (tags)

We have endured 40 years of creeping authoritarianism and it now appears that it may run right over democracy. We must resist and act in solidarity.

Fbi COINTEL Operations Expand (tags)

Nothing stops fbi's crime spree against this Target.

Resistance Recess (tags)

I wanted to share this MoveOn email. Resistance must be our response to the one-hour press conference and the "fine-tuned machine" where 3 billion live on $2 a day and 6 million children die before their fifth birthday!

The Sleazy Corporate Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)

WARNING!! PUBLIC STORAGE USES AN ILLEGAL FORM CONTRACT THAT VIOLATE CALIFORNIA STORAGE LAWS, DEFRAUDING ALL THEIR CALIFORNIA CUSTOMERS ON A DAILY BASIS.

Control of major news media by fbi (tags)

When the people discover the cover-up by media of major/heinous crimes committed by fbi the time to reverse police state is long since passed.

What is Living and What is Dead in Social Democracy? (tags)

Tony Judt and William Beveridge were great progressives and crusaders for the social state. In the US, the middle class benefited enormously in the postwar years from subsidized housing and subsidized education. We appear to have lost the capacity to question the present.

Nominate NoDAPL for the Nobel Peace Prize (tags)

NoDAPL may well be the model for resistance in the era of Drumpf/Trump.

Insights (tags)

This report suggests the need to awaken.

Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.

Democracy and the Uncanny Power of Money (tags)

Growing inequality is the greatest political problem of our time. Governments are often only actors or puppets of an anonymous regime for the benefit of the privileged where the interests of simple people do not count.

Geofeedia Exposed for Police Monitoring of Social Media (tags)

Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Provided Data Access for a Surveillance Product Marketed to Target Activists of Color

A Nation, Founded on LIES, Part Five (tags)

An Article prove that the Fifth Amendment is a lie.

Myth: The Public Service Sector is Inefficient and Much Too Expensive (tags)

Privatizations do not usually lead to lower prices. Privatizations often entail hidden costs. if a business saves by investing less in training, the state has to invest more. Privatizations mostly mean staff reductions, lower wage, and increasing work pressure.

Duterte's Strike Against the US Empire (tags)

Commentary on western news media's demonizing of President Duterte and the rub-out of history of US imperialism.

Manipulation of Public Opinion (tags)

Timocracy-rule of the propertied-threatens to replace democracy. The large majority is blocked from political participation and from forming their social future-unlike what was intended in the model of the majority principle in democracy.

Video: Tom Hayden, Listen Yankee! 2015 (tags)

"Trump's Only Path Forward" was Tom Hayden's last article on his website The Democracy Journal. http://tomhayden.com/home/trumps-only-path-forward.html

USA, A NATION UNDER SEIGE (tags)

Information follows in support of the above title.

Philippines: Duterte’s first 100 days (tags)

Greater than the sum of our fears

NYC Councilwoman sponsors ground-breaking bill prohibiting wild and exotic animal displays (tags)

Animal Defenders International calls for support from New York animal lovers. ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe is available for interview in New York about the evidence supporting a ban on wild animals in circuses.

Transit Dependent Residents Need a Guaranteed Right to Stay (tags)

Transit developments are nice, but they ar part of gentrification, and push out the people who need the transit the most!

Pack your trunk and say goodbye to the circus (tags)

Scotland to introduce wild animal act ban in 2017

Fbi illegal methods and criminal agenda exposed (tags)

In this report I demonstrate how the homicidal sociopaths in the fbi and police community corrupt all who they come in contact with in unbridled efforts to silence a whistleblower.

We Must Choose: Capitalism or Democracy (tags)

Middle-class democracy only knows formal political equality. Rule over public opinion grows out of the dominance of capital. The alternative is authoritarian capitalism or solidarity democracy. Resistance is the command of the hour.

Government Sponsored Terrorism or Public safety? (tags)

This fact is basic psychology, Robert George Tronge. 1. You see something new 2. You learn to trust it and accept it. 3. You speak about it, passing on the information you were given to others. 4, You act upon the information given.

Why You Don't Hear About All These Bankruptcies (tags)

This is the root of Americas problems. Couple with deterioration of the voting process, and the power of the jury, our country is about dead. Americans imply consent to all this international legalese in numerous ways, but mostly by spending the cash of the federal reserve banking monopoly without qualifying that at every opportunity with the statement "All rights reserved".....b

Nuclear Shutdown News July 2016 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future. Here is out June 2016 report.

A 99-page report "Election fraud" from Election Justice USA (tags)

Thanks to neoliberalism and expansion of the financial sector, checks and balances have been eclipsed by revolving doors. Wars become business opportunities. As the psychologist Rainer Mausfeld explains, propaganda can make facts and alternatives disappear.

INDY's KPFK radio program being eliminated ? too ? (tags)

Indymedia on air RADIO program is being eliminated? Is this true ? Can no one share relevant information in different platforms & formats? is KPFK selecting OUT this site's representatives? Has anyone here let their audiences know this ? here?

Elephants giving rides at this year’s Colorado Renaissance Festival were abused, says Anim (tags)

ADI is asking the public not to pay for the elephant rides

Non-Profits versus Profit Maximization (tags)

Cooperation and competition strengthen each other. Creating a non-profit or cooperative housing sector is the only remedy to gentrification and commodification as rental prices go through the roof. Housing often mutates from a human and social necessity to a speculative asset.

WINNIPEG'S HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER IS COMMITTING MASS MURDER (tags)

My mother Jennie Kinal and I, were not asked if we willed to have her end her life in the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, by them placing my mother in "Comfort Care" - depriving her medicines, while poisoned to die.

FDR's First 100 Days (tags)

The Works Progress Administration created 651K miles of highway, 124K bridges, 8K parks and 125K public buildings including 41K schools. In the US of Amnesia, corporate subsidies are called public necessities and public welfare unnecessary Orwell warned us of this inversion of language.

HOW LOU CORREA HAS EXPLOITED AND BETRAYED HIS COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL AMBITION (tags)

MURDERS IN WINNIPEG NOT BEING INVESTIGATED (tags)

My mother Jennie Kinal and I, were not asked if we willed to have her end her life in the Winnipeg Health Sciences Center, by them placing my mother in "Comfort Care" - depriving her medicines, while poisoned to die.

The Case for Public Housing (tags)

The market can’t solve the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The gap between costs and incomes is just too large.

9 Ways American Billionaire Leasers Of Our Air Waves Kill People (tags)

American television kills people in a variety of ways, from war propaganda and hiding coverage of state executions to the forcefeeding of fast food ads to people, the promotion of football with its deaths and brain damage

38 Arguments Against TTIP (tags)

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership) agreement continues an old thinking instead of everyone sharing int he profits of a few. The private arbitration courts enable corporations to sue states and could have a chilling effect on labor and environmental protection.

Harvard law Student Husam El-Qoulaq calls foreign dignitary "smelly" (tags)

Proof that some not so smart students also get into harvard

Chernobyl + 30 (tags)

Thirty Years after the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe, the disaster continues.

California Safe Schools Honors 11 Year Old Daniel Randall (tags)

5th Grade Student Named 2016 Environmental Health Hero

Tax Havens: Threat for Public Budgets (tags)

The common good is abused. The struggle against tax havens is a struggle for the rule of law and democracy. Apple, Google, Amazon, Boeing and GE shift tens of billions to tax havens. According to a 2013 article, one building in Delaware has 285,000 mailbox firms.

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, Pandering to the Corporate Whores of the Storage Industry (tags)

Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez must be getting large contributions from the Self Storage Industry since she is so willing to destroy her California constituent’s lives with her thoughtless, reckless, despicable, unconscionable, unethical and out right immoral plan, CaliforniaAB-983.

My name is John Kinal and I have a story to tell.. (tags)

Justice for we guarantees freedom to be. My mother Jennie Kinal and I, at no time did we freely decide, her life was to be stolen by the first degree murderers at.. Winnipeg's HSC, the Health Sciences Center A heroin junkie can feel comfortable starving to death. So.. what the hell is happening in our hospitals.

Enemy Within=fbi/police (tags)

The USA is for some very tough sledding.

Support a Public Inquest into the continuing deaths at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center (tags)

We have a serious responsibility here to speak fair against the stealing of innocent life currently going on over at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Center in "Comfort Care". They openly, without apology, deprive vital medicines, while torturing the patient with poisons such as with my mom, Jennie Kinal, now dead as crime victim to first degree murder.

Evidence of fbi crimes and cover ups by USA, police and DA (tags)

See my latest compilation of evidence of fbi crimes and cover ups by USA, police and DA against me.

fbi dirty laundry (tags)

Experience the unseen (until now) record of fbi dirty laundry:

Philippines' Bernie Sanders: A Conversation with Walden Bello (tags)

Without a doubt, Sanders has captured the imagination of people, especially the millennials, around the world.

Public to share the love to get rescued lions home to Africa (tags)

ADI is inviting the public to visit www.loveanimals.org/33-lions-back-to-africa.html, share the love and help get the 33 lions home

Fbi disinformation agents (tags)

Below is an example of a cointelpro trick used by the fbi to discredit a fbi whistle blower (me).

Is Jerry Brown Involved in the San Onofre Nuclear Plant Shutdown Scandal? (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear power industry in this country and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free world.

Neoliberal Indoctrination (tags)

Neoliberalism tells the poor and weak that they are responsible for their misery. The true extent of social poverty barely reaches the public. A re-feudalization bomb rages and investors seek privatizing the public education system. People are atomized. Fragmentation is intentional.

What I Didn't Read in the TTIP Reading Room (tags)

Katja Kipping was one of the first German MPs to gain access to the new TTIP reading room opened in Berlin this week, and she has written up a report of her experience. We thought it was well worth translating from the original, ‘The Opposite of Transparency’.

fbi is public enemy # ONE (tags)

Never forget the evil that reigns in usa as fostered by fbi/cia .

LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)

LOOKING FOR CALIFORNIA AUCTION VICTIMS OF PUBLIC STORAGE

The Military-Industrial Complex is the Greatest Threat for World Peace (tags)

Fighting the dominant culture of war that is promoted by all the media justifications of war and war propaganda is vital. This culture must be decoded as misanthropic and shattered. Building a culture of peace is the project of the century.

65 Economists Call for QE for People in the Eurozone (tags)

The campaign for Quantitative Easing for People is currently supported by 21 organizations and aims to redirect money created through the QE program to the real economy by either financing public investment spending in the eurozone or by distributing a citizens' dividend to all residents

Corporatization of the Tenant Movement (tags)

MakeRoom.org is pushed by a nonprofit housing corporation, Enterprise Community Partners.

“Got Drought?” public art project about the California Drought unveiled on billboards thr (tags)

Los Angeles based artists Karen Fiorito and Alex Arinsberg take their artwork to the streets to educate the public about climate change.

fbi can run and hide, but not forever (tags)

The fbi hides its atrocities from public view with the help of main street media , but not for much longer .

Casino Capitalism and Profit Maximization (tags)

In the 1960s the average holding time for stocks was 10 years. Now the holding time is not 9 months but 22 seconds. Like shareholder value, profit maximization leads to exploding inequality and the waste of resources. States are weakened by tax cuts.

Public art project aspires to save California (tags)

Got Drought? billboard project and social media campaign debuts in Los Angeles this month.

fbi's unethical dogma reveals its own criminality & corruption (tags)

The modern day fbi is now revealed as dirty and murderous as the Nazi culture that the fbi/cia seek to perpetuate upon our world.

Pussy Galore: Sir Roger Moore calls on public to help fly 33 lions home to Africa (tags)

Ground-breaking airlift of abused ex-circus lions from South America

Nuclear Shutdown News October2015 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working to create a nuclear free future.

Memorandum 2015 (tags)

For 40 years, the Bremen study group has published memorandums. The council of experts promoted the profits of businesses, not aggregate economic demand. Mass unemployment surpassed the 5 million mark because of neoliberal structural reforms.

The Sleazy Nazi Tactics of Public Storage (tags)

Raping their customers on a daily basis has become a tradition for Public Storage who seems to be very proud of their sleazy reputation since they refuse to stop their disgustingly immoral and in most cases totally illegal and Nazi like business practices.

kentucky 101 for beginners (tags)

Kentucky especially rural eastern ky is one of the poorest regions in the us. However, there are a lot of help from governmental agencies who help fund black lung clinics food pantries and health clinics. Not all people are in the poor levels.

Canada had its best election ever! (tags)

Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party with 184 seats became the Majority Party in O Canada two weeks ago. "When government trusts citizens, citizens trust the government," Trudeau said. With higher taxes on the wealthy and infrastructure investment, Canada will become more inclusive.

New Book Rips Hillary Clinton (tags)

Hillary

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.

Drug Industry Bandits (tags)

drugs

CLASS ACTION SUIT CONTINUES: RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)

FALSE ADVERTISING; BAIT & SWITCH; ILLEGAL AUCTIONS; INSURANCE FRAUD; MORE LAW SUITS PENDING AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR.'S COMPANY, PUBLIC STORAGE. INCLUDING SEVERAL CLASS ACTION SUITS. CUSTOMERS VIOLATED WITHIN LAST 3 YEARS ARE CONTINUING TO JOIN. SUIT & LAWYERS CONTACT INFO IS HERE: http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/ClassActionAgainstPublicStorage.pdf

Police State Public Education in America (tags)

police state

Berkeley Human Welfare Commission rejects BDS (tags)

"Divestment from the Israeli Occupation," the measure was defeated 5-2.

Tax Justice for Social Justice (tags)

Every year states lose billions in tax revenues through the aggressive tax avoidance practices of international corporations. These companies profit from public services whose financing is left to citizens. 1 trillion euros are lost every year from European public budgets.

Israel Bans Free Expression (tags)

Israel

Offshore Shell Games 2014, 56 pp (tags)

Ugland House is a modest five-story office building in the Cayman Islands, yet it is the registered address for 18,857 companies. The Cayman Islands, like many other offshore tax havens, levies no income taxes on companies incorporated there.

Educate the people against violence (tags)

Understand through this report that violence is the 'raison d'etre' of the police state.

The Coded World: Loss of Democracy and Abandonment of Knowledge (tags)

Neoliberalism is the enemy of knowledge. Specialized knowledge and the experience of skilled workers are sought less and less in a world ruled by simple numbers and algorithms. Through economization, powerful private enterprises manipulate or withhold information.

Public Storage Reviews they don't want you to see... (tags)

I ENTRUSTED PUBLIC STORAGE WITH MY LIFE AND THEY BLATANTLY & ILLEGALLY RAPED IT AWAY FROM ME! ***BOYCOTT PUBLIC STORAGE***

TTIP: Attack on Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

A mass demonstration is planned for Saturday October 10 in Berlin against the TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment partnership. A parallel private ad hoc arbitration system is created where corporations can sue states for lost profitsLabor and environmental rules undermined

Explosions Rock China (tags)

China

Neglect of Public Housing (tags)

Crisis and chance are represented by the same Chinese letter. Big US and German cities have sold off public housing to gain revenue. The Federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit program has financed 2-3 million units. The state is obligated to protect from the brutal market.

Jeremy Corbyn's Economic Vision (tags)

Corbyn

fbi are assassins, torturers & blackmailers (tags)

Now the public may discover the murderous corruption of the fbi.

fbi & the theory of future crime (tags)

See my report on the fbi's corrupt use of the theory of 'future crime'.

Venezuela Reveals New Evidence Against Opposition Leader Leopoldo Lopez (tags)

Venezuela

Black New Orleans 10 Years Post-Katrina (tags)

Katrina

Monied Interests Run America (tags)

Fed

Crisis, Debt and the Development Perspective, 123 pp (tags)

700 free movies, 700 free E-books and 450 free audio books are ours at www.openculture.com. Enjoy the feast - in the land of disconnect and reversible cups!

WW Broad & The War On Public Education In LA (tags)

WorkWeek looks at three protests on the opening day at LAUSD and the war against public education led by the Eli Broad Foundation, Walton Foundation and other privatizers.

Donald Trump on the Issues (tags)

Trump

Help Me Ronda! “Billionaires For Bernie”: Why Sanders Needs an Independent SuperPAC (tags)

JFK Said: "Things Do Not Happen. Things Are Made to Happen." In 2015-2016, LIBERAL Billionaires Such as Ronda Stryker, Nick Hanauer, and Ted Turner (To Name a Few) Can Help Elect Bernie Sanders President by Giving His Supporters Fundraising and Spending Near-Parity With Hillary Clinton's $1 Billion.

Palestinian Family Victimized by Immolation Ineligible for Compensation (tags)

Israel

Irresponsible NYT and CNN Venezuela Bashing (tags)

Venezuela

Gitmo in Chicago Revisited (tags)

police state

Close Confidant's Emails to Hillary Bash Britain's Cameron (tags)

Hillary

Keystone XL Hits New Turbulence as South Dakota Permit Hearing Implodes (tags)

As the near failure of the Keystone 1 line proved, the consequences of siting TransCanada's bitumen-carrying export lines so close to drinking water supplies is a risk we can ill afford to accept in an age of water scarcity and climate disruption.

what would you do if? (tags)

See my report on atrocities committed against me and thousands of others and ask what you would do under similar circumstances.

"Margaret Sommers" Public Storage’s Corporate Whore of the Year (tags)

Raping their customers on a daily basis has become a tradition for Public Storage who seems to be very proud of their sleazy reputation since they refuse to stop their disgustingly immoral and in most cases totally illegal business practices. And District Manager, Margaret Sommers is a fine example of the kind of criminal minded corporate whore it takes for this shameful position in Ronald L. Havner Jr.’s thieving immoral empire of sleazy self serving corporate scumbags.

Tsipras Banishing Ministers Opposing His Sellout (tags)

Greece

US Joint Chiefs Chairman Nominee Irresponsibly Calls Russia America's "Greatest Threat" (tags)

anti-war

One Year After Israel's 2014 Gaza Aggression (tags)

Israel

High Stakes Game of Chicken in Greece (tags)

Greece

Greek Bailouts for Creditors, not Economic Recovery (tags)

Greece

Corruption of Law & Society by fbi (tags)

This article is a more comprehensive study (than my other reports) on the specific ways that the fbi turns the United States of America into a quasi living hell for some political/ideological targets. The details of this study reflect the actual experiences and impressions of Geral W. Sosbee who is the object of an extreme vendetta by the fbi who seek to silence him by any discreet means possible.

KPFK hosted PACIFICA's board in LA. Missed it? here's some for ya (tags)

More on PACIFICA FORUM in LA june 2015 - as observed and noted. Many KPFK public members - and staff - and programmers came for their brief 2-min comment to the 'parent' company- Pacifica PNB members present, The PNB spoke for hours disputing, conflicting, discussing and also shouting to each other - while the larger-size audience sat way in back behind their circle.

Congress Approves Greater Corporate Predation (tags)

trade

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracy and the Public Interest (tags)

TTIP represents a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state. Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO describes the TTIP as “secret tribunals” where only “foreign investors” can sue. Frank Bsirske of the German Verdi service union said the TTIP is a “black box” transferring sovereignty.

Thousands in Britain Rally Against Austerity (tags)

Britain

Viacom CBS' Sumner Redstone Promotes Brutal Treatment Of Pot Smokers (tags)

Antipot enforcement is a racist, familybusting, economically stupid tactic of a fearmongering police state

The fbi's universal disregard for human rights: (tags)

My reports on the corruption of this country's society at the hands and feet of the fbi are required reading for those who seek to clean up the murderous mess caused by the government.

Leaked TPP Trade Bill Healthcare Annex (tags)

trade

KPFK & PAPCIFICA forum in LA (tags)

June 12 - 15 2015 - Fri-Sat-Sun, here in LA are 3 full days of meetings by Pacifica PNB & KPFK's LSB...with brief public-comment times barely included. See website for agenda.

TISA vs Public Services, 28 pp (tags)

The TISA is among the alarming new wave of trade and investment agreements founded on legally binding powers that institutionalize the rights of investors and prohibit government actions in a wide range of areas only incidentally related to trade.

72 Links: McDonald's & Unionbusting, Animal Agony, Human Disease, Environmental Devastatio (tags)

McDonald's announced this week its hamburgers will be juicier. Since the 'juice' in animal flesh is blood, is McDonald's saying its sandwiches will be bloodier?

World Be Advised (tags)

Cointel programs are not visible to the public, but are murderously destructive of the nation.

Demand The Permanent Closure Of A Taxpayer Funded "Meat Animal" Research Center in Nebrask (tags)

Help shut down a 55 square mile animal concentration camp in southern Nebraska run by the USDA

A Partial Privatization of Justice (tags)

On www.socialeurope.eu, Richard Trumka of the AFL-CIO warns that the TTIP is a secret tribunal where only foreign investors can sue. The TTIP brings a crisis for democracy and the constitutional state by creating a parallel private arbitration system with irrevocable decisions.

PublicStorageScumbags.com is now on line. (tags)

PublicStorageScumbags.com is now on line and will be featuring the sleazy scumbags at Public Storage who are scamming innocent people all over America.

Free Trade and Economic Growth instead of Democracy and Ecology (tags)

The TTIP agreement between the EU and the US creates a parallel private arbitration system where corporations can sue states for lost profits and decisions are irrevocable. Labor and environmental regulations can be invalidated as “takings” or “indirect expropriation.”

Senate Defeats Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority (tags)

trade

The Trans-Pacific Partnership suggests Obama has no sense of irony (tags)

The president’s statement that there’s nothing secret in the classified agreement is plainly wrong, writes Evan Greer

I Was Raped By Ronald L. Havner & The Sleazy Corporate Whores @PublicStorage (tags)

Public Storage thoughtlessly and illegally devastated the life of a Los Angeles artist after they wrongfully auctioned off a life time of his photography and art work without blinking an eye, or giving the artist any kind of proper notification, something they legally have to do. What they returned to him was 4 boxes of old paperwork that was literally dumped into old disheveled cardboard boxes. That is what Public Storage considered his "Personal" belongings. The artist straightened them out. And I don't think he's close to being finished. A law suit against Public Storage is being now being prepared and will be filed in the near future.

OPEN RECORDS REQUEST, AGAIN (tags)

My 2015 Open Records Request in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas.

JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE (tags)

JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST PUBLIC STORAGE! HAVE YOU BEEN VIOLATED WITHIN LAST 3 YEARS? CURRENT LAWSUIT & LAWYERS CONTACT INFO IS HERE: http://www.laartsdistrictblogs.com/ClassActionAgainstPublicStorage.pdf

Palestinians contract with public relations Firm (tags)

Our tax Dollars at work.

What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? (tags)

PROFITS! Why Ref Rodriguez and his CCSA covet the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board Seat

Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction (tags)

Another illegal auction by Public Storage is sparking yet another law suit. This time for 40 million dollars against Ronald L. Havner's already legally embattled company, Public Storage. Public Storage is currently being sued all over the country for... "Bait and Switch", "False Advertising", Fraudulent Conversion" Wrongful Auctions" and more...

The Sleazy Corporate Thieves of Public Storage: Ronald L. Havner Jr. , B. Wayne Hughes.... (tags)

The Sleazy Corporate thieves of Public Storage: Ronald L. Havner Jr.; B. Wayne Hughes; Edward John Reyes; Shawn L. Weidmann; and more, are ripping off their customers on a daily basis and literally ruining people's lives all over America. And they are doing this on a daily basis while law enforcement sits back and does nothing but watch while the sleazy blue collar multimillion dollar executives get even richer with the blood money of their innocent victims of their totally unlawful scams. Bait & Switch, False Advertising, Fraudulent Conversion, Illegal Auctions of their customers most cherished belongings. These people are blatant corporate thieves! And so far they are getting away with it. But not for long if one Angry LA Artist has anything to say about it.

Death in Days: Beware of This Bacteria: Lethal Anthrax Vaccine's Victims (tags)

As Senators Feinstein, Boxer, the CDC and the pharma-narco-medical industrical complex continues to push compulsory vaccines, it is good to research the number of deaths and diseases from vaccines for swine flu, anthrax (which causes birth defects), 'smallpox', 'flu' etc.

CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT FILED AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR. 's COMPANY, "PUBLIC STORAGE" (tags)

Ronald L. Havner Jr., one of the Sleaziest CEO , heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage” who is being sued again in yet another class action law suit for ”False Advertising... Deceptive Business Practices... Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions of people’s belongings…” with more law suits on the way. “Public Storage is conscientiously ruining people's lives with an array of illegal actions and auctions.” say’s the attorney heading a team of lawyers in Los Angeles. Their fraudulent actions are sparking law suits from angry customers all over the country. If you Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’, you will find dozens and dozens of current law suits have been filed against Ronald L. Havner Jr ‘s company, Public Storage.

The Illegal & Predatory Business Practices of Ronald L. Havner Jr's company Public Storage (tags)

Ronald L. Havner Jr. is one of the Sleaziest CEO’s, heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage”. Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions… Public Storage is ruining lives and being sued for it all over the country. Just Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’.

A Summary Of Crimes By The fbi (tags)

This is a summary of my previous reports on the crimes committed by the fbi and how the fbi corrupts all cops and the general public.

The Illegal & Predatory Business Practices of Ronald L. Havner Jr's company Public Storage (tags)

Ronald L. Havner Jr. is one of the Sleaziest CEO’s, heading one of the sleaziest companies in America today… Yes… That would be “Public Storage”. Bait and switch… Fraudulent Conversion… Unlawful Auctions… Public Storage is ruining lives and being sued for it all over the country. Just Google ‘Public Storage Lawsuits’.

Hypocritical and Hippocratic Economic Policy in Europe (tags)

The crisis is multilayered-a bank crisis, a crisis of wealth distribution and a misallocation of capital between long-term real investments and virtual financial investments.. The frugal Schwabian housewife is not a suitable model.

fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)

See my report on how this has come about: fbi, police and the general public are an emerging criminal enterprize

Fbi and the public are an emerging criminal enterprize (tags)

See how the fbi joins with the public in a now real, formerly science fiction enterprize.

Animal Agony, Union Busting, Deforestation, Human Disease At McDonald's (tags)

Unionbusting, obesity, strokes, heart attacks, cancer, animal agony, deforestation, rainforest destruction, energy waste, crime, litter associated with the Western wrold's biggest restaurant chain

Public Storage management Kathleen Jarnagin & and Margaret Sommers, Unethical & Predatory (tags)

Public Storage is being sued all over the country for their unethical and even predatory business practices. And one LA artist tells us why... "This storage company 'Public Storage' has done nothing but put me in a constant state of prolonged emotional stress with there blatantly predatory and unethical business practices! Public Storage SUCKS!"

Unethical and Predatory Business Practices by Management of "Public Storage" (tags)

After having to put my belongings in storage unit at "Public Storage" for safe keeping, I found out the storage company itself, "Public Storage" was who I really needed protection from!

CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT NOW FORMING AGAINST ""PUBLIC STORAGE"" (tags)

CLASS ACTION LAW SUIT NOW FORMING AGAINST ""PUBLIC STORAGE"" FOR PREDATORY BUSINESS PRACTICES. Contact David Goldner: DavidGoldnerPhotography@gmail.com

Irresponsible Putin Rumors (tags)

Putin

TTIP: A Charter for Deregulation, an Attack on Jobs and an End to Democracy (tags)

The parallel private 3-judge arbitration courts could be used by fracking, nuclear and cigarette companies to sue for lost profits. Laws and regulations in the public interest could be decried as indirect expropriations. A "regulatory chill" will deter communities by fear of lawsuits.

Democracy for Sale: Stop Fast Track and TTIP! (tags)

The investment protection clause of the TTIP grants investors special protection regarding their so-called :"legitimate expectation." Businesses can sue when they feel restricted in their business activity by new laws in the public interest. Financial services are an important sector for US investors.

The impending eviction of San Francisco's Station 40 (tags)

As ye sow, so shall ye weep...

Israeli Women Wage Peace (tags)

Ukraine

FEDS ALLOW LAWSUIT TO SHUT DOWN DIABLO CANYON TO PROCEED (tags)

On February 20 a Federal Court of Appeals in Washington DC rejected an attempt by Pacific Gas & Electric and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to quash a lawsuit filed by environmental group Friends Of the Earth (FOE).

TTIP: Trifling Economic Advantages at the Cost of Democracyand the Public Interest (tags)

The controversial investment-protection agreement establishes a parallel justice giving security to all investors.. The states would be liable for compensation for any lower profits.. We all know our plane can only survive when we do everything for a sustainable economy.

Death of Dr. Ernest Sternglass (tags)

Dr. Ernest Sternglass died on February 12 at age 91. Dr. Sternglass was author of Secret Fallout:From Hiroshima to Three Mile Island. Dr. Sternglass was a pioneer in pointing out the links between radioactive fallout from nuclear weapons and commercial reactors and the development of cancer and other health problems.

Time Warner Now Charging Customers For Over-The-Air Television (tags)

Time Warner is now encrypting over-the-air television stations (PBS, NBC, ABC) then charging customers for access to these stations.

TTIP: Redistribution of Power, not Free Trade (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership agreement) involves the redistribution of power away from the parliaments and to the executive and its unelected lobbyists. The TTIP does not involve freedom of trade.

Salaita Sues University of Illinois (tags)

academia

Expect Dirty Business as Usual Following Saudi King's Death (tags)

Saudi Arabia

Obama's Phony Middle Class Tax Relief Plan (tags)

Obama

Are the Times A-Changin' at UC Berkeley’s School of Law? (tags)

Torture Memo, Racial Unrest & (Perhaps) a Job Applicant’s Cover Letter Wake Up the School’s Faculty, Staff and Once-Floundering Social Justice Center

Hypocrisy in Paris (tags)

anti-war

PHILIPPINES: Rescind the LRT-MRT Fare Hikes (tags)

Metro-Manila: The roughly 100 percent fare increases imposed on users of the Light Rail Transit 1 and 2 and Metro Rail Transit 3 is a great disservice to the riding public.

Jeb Bush Exploring White House Bid (tags)

police state

Victory of the Economy over Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The person exists as an end-in-him/herself and not merely as a means... On the other hand, the principle of the worldwide market economy is based on treating persons and their needs as means to the end of profit realization.

fbi crimes against my person,a continuing saga (tags)

Fbi crimes against my person continue today and for the past twenty five years.

Battleground America (tags)

police state

Austerity Policy as Momentous Mistake (tags)

The IMF's austerity policy of the last years was misguided. That austerity policy led to intensified growth declines and increasing unemployment... Public investments could raise economic growth both in the short- and long-term.

Israeli Prosecutorial Overreach (tags)

Israel

NEW INTERVENTION BY FILIPINO WRITER IN FILIPINO (tags)

A new avant-garde, innovative book of poems and neoconceptualist writing/artwork has been launched. AMBIL, by E. San Juan, Jr., gathers the most recent lliterary and art-work by the US-based Filipino writer, critic and public intellectual.

Evidence of a new, unheralded, illegal, quasi 'Criminal Justice System' (CJS) forged by (tags)

See evidence that the fbi secretly turns civil court judges into operatives and at the same time uses the internet to try, convict, and punish innocent Targets of fbi for intelligence purposes and with the implied acceptance of the general public.

Lavrov: West Wants Regime Change in Russia (tags)

Russia

The USA is under the control of evil men (tags)

See my report that should alarm all who trust the USA's government.

Stop the TTIP! (tags)

The European Commission suspended the secret TTIP negotiations for four months to get citizen consultation on the Investor-State-Dispute SettlementThis proposed parallel system with 3-person courts of arbitration allows corporations to sue for lost profits. Decisions are irrevocable.

Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)

Obamacare

Obama at APEC (tags)

Obama

Loretta Lynch for AG: Holder 2.0? (tags)

DOJ

Palestinian Solidarity Day of Rage (tags)

Israel

fbi crimes online forge new criminal courts,part 2 (tags)

The following part two of my report of a new criminal court system shown more details of how the fbi has circumvented the US constitution in the fbi's illegal arrests and killings.

Murderous corruption at fbi, DPS, Texas AG, (tags)

See my reports on the breakdown of law in the USA as directed by the fbi, DPS, etc.

Killers, torturers and the new recommended registry for them (tags)

I propose a long overdue registry to protect us from government killers & torturers.

Anthrax And Other Attacks On The American People By Agencies Of Our Government (tags)

Weaponized anthrax and other anthrax have been stored in at least 300 labs in the US... the CIA gave 1 billion dollars and 4000 sacrificial primates from Ft Detrick to Battelle of Tennessee to research weaponized anthrax

Mass Surveillance Destroys Freedom (tags)

NSA

September 2014 Honduras coup update (tags)

This September in Honduras...we now within two months of this infamous model cities (privatisation of entire cities) actually starting unless miraculous resistance springs up. But uprisings do actually happen, in Miskitia, a long boat ride or helicopter ride from much of Honduras, when pissed cops and soldiers arrested 40 at a party after people refused to give them alcohol or money for alcohol, and these agents of the system fired gunshots,wounding 4 who were locked up, the community didn't take it,the officers ran away, the community set on fire the copshop.

Wolf Patrol Monitoring project arrives to protest hunt in Wisconsin (tags)

Coinciding with National Wolf Awareness Week, a coalition of citizen monitors from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and other states will be patrolling Wisconsin’s recreational wolf hunt, which begins October 15th.

Media Scoundrels Wage War (tags)

MSM

Making Sense of the CETA, 128 pp (tags)

An analysis of the final text of the Canada–European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

Obama Targets Free Expression (tags)

police state

Holder Resigns (tags)

Holder

Big Lies Launch Lawless Wars (tags)

anti-war

Firestorm Over Steven Salaita's Sacking (tags)

Israel

How Neoliberalism Gained Hegemony (tags)

The pressing question is why do the masses vote against their own interests and applaud those who champion goals opposed to their well-being or welfare? Ideas prevail because power is on their side, not because they are better. Neoliberalism went from sect to cultural hegemony

Beyond Development: Alternative Visions from Latin America, 198 pp (tags)

TISA: Everything Will Be Marketed (tags)

A new agreement (TISA, Trade in Services Agreement) could privatize drinking water and health care through the back door. The resistance by many non-governmental organizations to the free trade agreement TTIP seems to pick up speed

Free Trade Agreement TTIP Endangers Democracy (tags)

Investor courts of arbitration create an exclusive special right for foreign corporations. They could demand compensation when their profits are narrowed by democratic decisions.

Organized Labor in America Today (tags)

labor

The Free Trade Trap (tags)

Political economies are calibrated to a form of economics oriented exclusively in competitiveness and high profits...The selling off of public services through the agreement on trade with services and the new edition of MAI were prevented because of social protest.

Thinkers replaced by Social Controllers on massive scale. (tags)

The following is a clarification re prev article. It says thinkers are being replaced by social controllers because truth is the major threat to the dominant elite, secular liberal collectivists. Also, explains how Corporations are highly favored.

TTIP: Threat to Democracy and the Constitutional State (tags)

The TTIP, the largest free trade zone comprising 800 million of the EU and the US is being secretly negotiated. Democracy and the constitutional state are threatened by 3-person arbitration courts where corporations can sue states and decisions are irreversible.

Memorandum 2014 (tags)

Both Germany and the US follow an economic policy without enlightenment. Slight economic stimulation will not solve problems of mass unemployment and corporate welfare. Tax evasion of corporations and tax cuts for the super-rich lead to suffering and a revenue crisis.

Philippine president signs law requiring tobacco companies to put graphic health warnings (tags)

President Benigno Aquino, a known smoker, signed the law that will require the scary warning label to cover 50% of the bottom of cigarette packs, front and back. Tens of thousands of people die each year from tobacco-related diseases in the Philippines.

Emails Needed by Thursday, July 17 to Save the South Central Farm (Again) (tags)

The L.A. Planning Commission is again planning to put a sweatshop and warehouses on the South Central Farm site, and this time they're doing an end run around public comment.

TTIP Undermines the Constitutional State (tags)

TTIP, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, is a deregulation agreement, a great redistribution project benefiting mammoth corporations at the expense of women and the 99%. Loud protest caused the EU commission to suspend negotiation on the investor right to sue.

Is AFT Pres Weingarten On The Take? (tags)

Is AFT President Randi Weingarten and other officials of the AFT/CFT and NEA/CTA taking millions of dollars from "non-profits" funded by union busters and privatizers such as the Gates Foundation, Broad Foundation and others is the question that attorney and education advocate Kathy Carroll answers

Free Trade Agreement: Special Rights for Corporations (tags)

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) gives corporations the right to sue sovereign states for lost profits and endangers public sector jobs and social and environmental protections

Public Comment on South Central Farm Site (tags)

Received from Jack Neff of SCF.

wrapping fish in Dennis Marx' dead body (tags)

intelligence? Not!

Gallery Opening Highlights Journalist’s Creativity, Insights, and Passions (tags)

A gallery opening at the Unrban Coffee House in Santa Monica, CA commemorates the life and work of John Johnson with commentary, music, silent auction, refreshements, a commemorative issue of Change-links, and tabling by independent, progressive media and publishers.

Investment Protection at a Crossroads (tags)

TTIP gives foreign investors the right to sue sovereign governments before ad hoc arbitration courts when lost profits occur as a result of political decisions. These decisions cannot be appealed and undermine social, environmental and labor regulations.

Political Thriller Citizen Koch Premieres in Los Angeles (tags)

Citizen Koch director Carl Deal joined a political panel moderated by Lauren Steiner following Friday night’s theatrical premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinema.

Philippines: Freedom from Corruption and Plunder on Independence Day (tags)

On Independence Day, we call upon all Filipinos to take a stand and take back what is rightfully ours.

The FBI Inspires a New Strategy (tags)

Fake terrorism is good for business.

Democracy and socialism (tags)

Democracy is the most popular word in the vocabulary of politics but also the most brazenly abused.

Marijuana and the Adolescent Brain (tags)

Laytonville Healthy Start hosted Ralph Cantor in a new series of presentations on the topic of "Marijuana & the Adolescent Brain." Ralph taught at Laytonville High and then a public forum in May 2014. "Further Adventures with Ralph" consists of two 59 minute sections

Los Angeles Joins Nationwide #WaveOfAction Occupation of FCC Offices to #SaveTheInternet (tags)

The #WaveOfAction to #SaveTheInternet swept through twenty cities across the United States on Thursday, May 15, 2014, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted on new rules to drastically change how the Internet operates.

Hidden neoliberal absolutism more evident in rise of repressive regimes. (tags)

Effects of the UN's neoliberal absolutism on 10 Dec 2008 has been hidden from the public by the UN and leadership of major human rights organizations but seen in GFC 2008/9 and now the rise of repressive regimes at UN.

Sweden: How the welfare state was stolen (tags)

The entrance of private equity from 2005-6 was a big shift. They created a totally different logic, where short-term extraction of profit was the only goal. In 2011 the shit really hit the fan.

Irresponsible RT International Bashing (tags)

Ukraine

Re-feudalization (tags)

Neoliberalism has brought us back to Rockefeller's best times. Bill Gates is 1.4 million times as rich as the average American. A "feudal lifestyle" is made out to be worthwhile and in no way negatively described. Thus "re-feudalization" is dulled as a polemical term.

Here's some interesting privatization connections in regards to the LAUSD District 1 race (tags)

Epilogue to an article on the forces of neoliberalism meddling in the LAUSD District 1 Special Election that will run in the LA Progressive.

Public Relations - Propaganda as an Economic Branch (tags)

"The borders between skillful PR, dull propaganda and lobbyism and corruption are flowing. The only possibility for protecting oneself is to be informed as extensively and independently as possible. This is easier said than done; information costs energy and time and assumes a basic education."

Liberating the Economy from Prejudices (tags)

Economics is not an immutable unchangeable fate but a human system where changing rules changes outcomes. James Galbraith and Joseph Stiglitz are two well-known economists who question the myths of conventional economics, the self-healing, efficient and deregulated market

Reviewing James Petras' The Politics of Empire (tags)

imperialism

Video: Public Schools for Sale? (tags)

Preeminent education historian and public school advocate Diane Ravitch talks to Bill this week about the private sellout of public schools. The attack on public schools is an attack on democracy. Entrepreneurs see education as an industry, $500 billion yearly of taxpayer money.

Boycott Peru - End Nazism (tags)

Peru has a growing number of neo-nazi's. The believe that Jewish people are the reason they are impoverished, particularly in the andes mountain communities. They believe that supporting a Nazi agenda will increase their wellbeing.

TTIP Attacks on Wages, the Social and the Environment (tags)

The belief that growth and prosperity for all people are promoted by free trade is as old as capitalism. This is often wonderfully represented in the model worlds of economists. But reality looks different. Specific particular interests are sold as the general interest.

Home-less-free occupying is not a free ride either (tags)

Another article written on LA Indy was full of comments that derided the author as if that answered the question of how the everywhere-living-homeless in LA have used up what were spaces intended for the general public - for children, for athletes, for elderly, for the tired, the disabled, the visitors. And no blame is made but the reality is noted and forthrightly stated. No PC necessary. No attack the writer is needed. No solutions are available, apparently.

On the Death of John Kenneth Galbraith (tags)

The great economist John Kenneth Galbrath was shocked at the public squalor alongside private affluence. He devised the horse-sparrow theory, horses must be fed so the sparrows can live. A healthy economy means shrinking the financial sector and expanding the public sector.

Washington's Dirty War on Venezuela (tags)

Venezuela

Philippines: Bill filed to close gender gap in politics and governance (tags)

Males continue to dramatically outnumber females in Philippine politics and governance, paving the way to a male-dominated political landscape and a persistent gender gap in the country’s public service system.

TTIP: A Tranatlantic Constitution of Corporations? (tags)

TTIP, the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, endangers the economy, health and food policies of countries outside the EU and the US. The Investor-State Settlement mechanism gives corporations the same status as nation states. A flood of lawsuits can be expected.

The Snowdown - Wikileaks - Sibel Edmonds - Whistleblower Effect By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

Just look for the core-lies and unquestioned axioms of empire that are typically retained in the “leaks” and reportage which, in order to sound credible, often openly expose what is mostly already known anyway or judiciously employ some variation of “Limited Hangout” wrapped in a veneer of dissent, 'freedom of the press', and often accompanied by the facade of angst and opposition from the state to afford a veneer of legitimacy to the whistleblowing revelations of supposed state-secrets having caused some great harm to the state. The extravagance enacted in the mainstream media, alternately making heroes of the whistleblowers and demonizing them, is a giveaway to the circus show being enacted for plebeian consumption.

Walking the New Broadway (tags)

Carbusters.org, the journal of the carfree movement, generously allows downloading 40 past issues. http://carbusters.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2010/07/Carbusters-40.pdf

Ongoing Operation Gladio Redux in Pakistan Written by Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

The sorry fact that the entire establishment of Pakistan, in toto, is self-servingly pitching that imperial narrative while continuing to permit her sovereign territories to be droned by the sole superpower, with occasional outbursts of bravado by her own military in equally futile military operations which mostly kill and displace her own innocent civilians, which in turn naturally seed from amongst the angry and traumatized survivors a continual supply of new recruits into the same terrorist cesspool of suicide bombers, bespeaks of the validity of the common man's rather empirical opinion that childish fools and brigands and blackguards are ruling Pakistan.

In the Whirlpool of Deregulation (tags)

The economy changed from real- to finance capitalism since the 1970s. This was not an accidental development. The economic researcher Stephan Schulmeister sees a pattern where deregulation created problems that were fought with more deregulation.

Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), 41 pp (tags)

The Investor-State Dispute mechanism gives corporations the status of nation states. The Swedish energy corporation Vattenfall is suing Germany for 1 billion Euros for stopping nuclear power too quickly!

The Rent Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)

There is a growing housing and rent crisis in Los Angeles. The resistence is here and growing.

Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)

trade

California Safe Schools Celebrates Pearl August Humanitarian Award Recipients (tags)

California Safe Schools Environmental Health Summit & 15th Anniversary Honors Humanitarians & Environmental Victories

Taking over public areas by homeless means overuse not moderate fair-share-use (tags)

Homeless folk are wanting their own bill of rights, it is noted. And yet the actual difference between those without inside living spaces to reside within and the others who find some way to share space, rent space, trade for space, and thus live indoors may be one of more than money they have available for rent. The sharing of public park spaces, or sand, sidewalk spaces with those who Reside there [live in the public spaces and thus do not share those spaces] and those who want to just temporarily sit or enjoy that space for a short time seems to be in conflict.

KPFK turmoils continue, this one comes from Christine Blosedale critics (tags)

But has anyone heard Christine Blosedale complain about her job at KPFK ? Those at the recent Jan 2014 LSB meeting did.

Should the NFL Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status? (tags)

Giving a tax-exempt status to the NFL is like Stephan Harper's perversion of remaking Canada a bitumen staple theory. Vancouver BC has 26 community centers, some with swimming pools that take your breath away. Maybe a future of community centers is a third way beyond state and market.

New York's Zionist Mayor (tags)

Israel

Los Angeles Marches in the Second Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering (tags)

Los Angeles participated in the Global March Against Chemtrails & Geoengineering today in Santa Monica. There were 50-70 activists involved, including members of Los Angeles Skywatch. The public was very receptive and inquisitive.

Affordable Housing for Families (tags)

A little idea for improving education.

Venice Hosts A Day of Action For Rights of Homeless (tags)

"We will not obey unjust laws or submit to unjust practices,” wrote Dr. Martin Luther King. And so it was: public feedings, parade led by Superbroke Brass and Tin and Strings Electric Marching Band, sit-in after sit-in on the Boardwalk, and a sleepout at the Venice Circle.

CITIZENS TO PICKET WEHO CITY COUNCIL (tags)

CITIZENS TO PICKET COUNCIL MEETING TO STOP WEST HOLLYWOOD FROM DEMOLISHING A NATIONAL HISTORIC BUILDING

Obama's War on Freedom (tags)

police state

The revolte 2013 in brazil, repression and the struggle for an ongoing movement (tags)

Grown on the increasing social unjustice in the brazilian society, this june and july saw brazilians strongest and most ongoing spontaneous uprising and grassroot-movement in history against the current structures and conditions. One of the promoters for the growing of the protests was thereby the violent police forces, that showed even to middle-class protesting people, how the state protects against changes.

Soft Science, Hard Time: The Expanding Sexual Regulatory State As Facilitated By Science- (tags)

Periodic social upheavals as a result of moral panic seem to be the norm for humanity, with large segments of society reacting, or overreacting, with almost virally propagated outrage to perceived threats. The moral panic of our current age, an obsession with sexual inviolability, illustrates our continued susceptibility to emotional and irrational fears.

KPFK SECRECY, TURMOILS, CONFLICTS, OPAQUENESS, and HYPOCRISY too ? (tags)

KPFK is apparently again experiencing changes with inside-hidden-competitions. turmoil, factionalizing conflicts and has denied it’s stakeholders and paying Public Members and Sponsors any participation or even being informed of “what is going on there ?” The most recent LSB board meeting was very unusually filled with KPFK programmers, some staff, and many public members present, speaking to problems that most members did not have any information about and could not obtain. Twice during that long 5 hr meeting, public comment time was used to directly ASK all in the room to clarify, state, explain to ‘the rest of us’ what was occurring and yet there was NO DIRECT HONEST INFORMATION given openly by anyone in the room to those ‘not in the know’. Five hours of maneuvering, conflicts, discussions and yet not one honest response to the question “what is happening inside KPFK ?” that brought out so many people to speak in behalf of staff or complain about staff or promote their own personal issues and causes. The Problem was never revealed nor stated. How could this be ? at Our Radio Station ?

NAFTA's Deplorable Legacy (tags)

NAFTA

Exonerate Edward Snowden Unconditionally! (tags)

NSA

Newspapers Push for Snowden Pardon (tags)

The New York Times and The Guardian (London) published major editorial statements on New Year's Day, reviewing the evidence that Edward Snowden's whistleblowing on NSA spying has largely been vindicated. They call for the creation of conditions that will allow Snowden to return home with dignity.

Palestinian Children in Cages (tags)

Israel

The False Model (tags)

Sooner or later “peak soil” will follow peak oil. This kind of mastery of the economic and financial crisis leads inevitably to a food crisis and even to a hunger crisis in many poor world regions. Isn’t expanding public services commanded for ecological and social reasons?

Media lies while Syrians die: Media disinformation and the Syrian war (tags)

Months after the events took place, Pulitzer prize winning journalists and others are finally reporting about the lies and manipulations of the US government regarding the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. Far from shining a light on the true situation in the country, however, these reports continue to avoid the underlying causes and explanations for what is happening in Syria, and the forces that are behind it. Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the Syrian war coverage of the mainstream media is not its underlying bias—that was always to be expected—but how remarkably ineffective that coverage has been in convincing the public of the need for military intervention in the country. After nearly three years of relentless propaganda attempting to convince the public of the virtue of the terrorist insurgency and the incomparable evil of Assad, the seemingly inevitable march toward war in the wake of the Ghouta chemical weapons attack faltered after public opinion overwhelmingly came down on the side of non-interventionist policies. Perhaps reading public sentiment, many mainstream outlets even took to pointing out the media bias on the war and trying to retroactively position themselves against military intervention. This has to be credited to a remarkable, global, grassroots phenomenon of independent citizen media breaking through the layers of propaganda to provide true, cogent analysis of the situation on the ground in Syria.

Corruption Scandal Rocks Turkey (tags)

Turkey

Green Party of California Announces Its Statewide Endorsements for June 2014 (tags)

Unsafe at any speed - Irans nuclear ambitions (tags)

(original article on: http://concrete.blogsport.eu/2013/12/05/irans-nuclear-ambitions-unsafe-a... )

Britain's War on Press Freedom (tags)

Britain

France Lies for Israel (tags)

France

TPP Protesters Greet President Obama in Beverly Hills — in Pictures (tags)

[This is a subset of the full article, which was posted to LA Progressive. http://www.laprogressive.com/tpp-protesters-obama/ ]

Israeli Police State Lawlessness (tags)

Israel

Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system (tags)

Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers.

Stop the TTIP - Elephants-Marriage! (tags)

TTIP Is old wine in new wineskins. Free trade- and investor-protection prescriptions from the 20th century according to the style of the WTO are not solutions for current challenges. A transatlantic partnership for social-ecological transformation would look very different.

TPP: NAFTA on Steroids (tags)

TPP

Vilifying Venezuela's Maduro (tags)

Venezuela

Seven Good Reasons for a More Just Tax Policy (tags)

In the US, the top tax rate was over 70% from 1938 to 1982. Reagan cut the top rate to 35% and changed taxation from corporate to individual leading to exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. Taxation, investment, labor market, trade and distribution policies must change.

Chicken Illness (tags)

news stories which inform the public of the dangers of chicken flesh

Protest Underscores Continuing Privatization of Oregon Schools (tags)

The Oregon Business Association (OBA) held its annual Statesman Dinner on October 17 to honor the Statesman of the Year. The event was fraught with anomalies, not least of which was the fact that the award went to Sue Levin, the Executive Director of Stand for Children Oregon.

Anti-Defamation League's Top 10 Anti-Israeli Groups (tags)

Israel

LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing (tags)

LAPD’s Secret Reporting Getting Public Airing

Panera's Restaurant Chain Collecting For Vivisector (tags)

Please ask Panera's to stop collecting for animal torture (vivisection).

shadowy media (tags)

If it walks like a duck .....

From Obamacare to Trade (tags)

Superversion not subversion is the new and very real threat to the state.

Palos Verdes Teen Podcasters Awarded by Transom (Atlantic Public Media) (tags)

Transom, a non-profit group administered by Atlantic Public Media, has awarded $1,000, production guidance, and exposure to the teenage radio production staff of Open Orchard Productions.

Nestle: Global Water Predator (tags)

water

Philippines: Public urged not to be distracted from punishing pork plunderers (tags)

Amid the raging debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Akbayan partylist today warned the public not to be swayed by efforts from some quarters to use the issue to deflect attention on the plunder charges filed against several lawmakers involved in the multi-billion Janet Lim-Napoles pork barrel scam.

Public Banking Avoids Today's Debacle (tags)

banking

What a Way to Run the Country (tags)

Congress

Whither Occupy Wall Street? (tags)

class war

Trinational Coalition's statement of support for teachers in Mexico (tags)

Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education-USA template statement and contacts listing to demonstrate support of teachers in Mexico

Joining Forces for Education's statement on Aquino resignation (tags)

Joining Forces for Education's statement on using Broad's Jaime Aquino's resignation to push for authentic reforms

It’s war that sells (tags)

The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.

John Kerry Is A Ghoul In The Night of Living Dead (tags)

John Kerry now walks onto the graves of many, many to-soon-be-dead humans beings. He adamantly plays his well-crafted, seemingly rational justifications for more war; but his whole stage-craft of lies about knowing who is behind the chemical attacks, is a fraud of deceit as Biblical proportions. He is already a living corpse, a puppet for another Zionist-minted atrocity, similar to our Manchurian Candidate Barack Obama, both who lead this repeat of professional propaganda campaign, expecting the American public to swallow another pack of lies for another military and political fiasco (as if the U.S. can never learn from previous mistakes). Both have sold their souls to the devil of political push and shove.

The Lie of “Limited” War Against Syria (tags)

The rats are jumping ship. Obama’s strongest allies can’t stomach the stench of lies that are the foundation of the war effort against Syria. Even England, whose entire foreign policy is reduced to asking “how high?” when the U.S. says “jump,” opted to stay grounded for Obama’s war drive.

Ingo Schulze: Ten Theses about the Crisis (tags)

It is the madness that has become self-evident: for years, the public sphere has been plundered and democracy ruined. The German writer Ingo Schulze has had enough. Here he sets out ten reasons to take himself seriously again

Four hundred thousand join people’s march in the Philippines (tags)

Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) congratulates Luneta marchers, describes event as “Filipino Habagat (Monsoon)” vs. corruption

The AFL-CIO’s New Strategy: Inspiration or Hype? (tags)

After years of embarrassing denial, the AFL-CIO recently took its first baby step in addressing the crisis that has engulfed organized labor: it recognized there was a problem. In the run up to its national convention in early September in Los Angles, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka recently admitted that “what we’ve been doing isn’t working,” and consequently announced a new strategy that was, supposedly, a revolutionary break from the previously-failed strategy of organized labor.

Drumbeat for War on Syria (tags)

Syria

Paul Krugman on "Truthiness" and the Deficits (tags)

"We all know how democracy is supposed to work. Politicians are supposed to campaign on the issues, and an informed public is supposed to cast its votes based on those issues, with some allowance for the politicians’ perceived character and competence."

A Big Victory For Oregon’s Biggest Union (tags)

After years of painful backsliding, the state workers of Oregon’s largest union, SEIU 503, recently stood firm and scored a big win in their contract negotiations against the state’s anti-union Democratic governor, John Kitzhaber.

Whatever Happened to Daily News? (tags)

The decline of the Mainstream Daily News.

Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement (tags)

Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California's Pelican Bay State Prison. As the horror of solitary confinement comes under increasing scrutiny in the US and around the world, human rights activists are confronting this public health and safety epidemic from a variety of angles. One group, called Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility has challenged solitary confinement in US prisons by recently launching a Change.org petition asking the American Institute of Architects to amend its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct to prohibit the design of spaces for killing, torture, and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

National Public Radio Cruelty To Animals (tags)

The more the average animal flesh consumption in the world plummets, the more desperate NPR (there is nothing public about "Public" radio) is to promote its fast food stock. CEO Gary Knell continues to toll the animals' funeral knell.

Obama Spurns NSA Spying Reform (tags)

police state

Joint Open Letter by 150 human rights, digital rights and media rights NGOs to Obama (tags)

Edward Snowden’s recent disclosures have triggered a necessary and long-delayed public debate about the acceptable boundaries of surveillance in a democratic country, a debate that on 5 June you welcomed having.

The Dislocation of Homo Oeconomicus (tags)

"Students rate the teachers and demand a very specific kind of knowledge from them: it should be measurable, packaged and practical and cannot contain any uncertainties. Experimenting or thinking is not desired. There is a relation between service-provider and customer..."

Hardwired Inequality in America (tags)

class war

Detroit Mirrors America's Decline (tags)

Detroit

Normal Catastrophes and The Industrialization of Thinking (tags)

Instead of offering enlightenment about social reality, the media function as an amusement enterprise and immobilizing machine. Information mutates into infotainment... Advanced civilization is marginalized in many social areas into a sanctuary of the elites.

Punishment by the People (tags)

Online groups are being manipulated to stalk, defame and harass Peace Activists, Whistleblowers, Writers and Educators because of supposed, un-American activities

Lobbyism: The Erosion of Democracy (tags)

The developments of the last decades point in a dangerous direction. Democracy threatens to become an empty husk with formal demands for democratic decisions while the contents are defined by tiny elite circles (catchword “post-democracy”). A living democracy is vital.

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

Hands Off Snowden Campaign (tags)

Hands Off Snowden Campaign

Portland's Austerity Resistance Movement Sparks Changes to City (tags)

On June 20, Oregon’s Portland City Council unanimously voted to approve a budget that had been one of the most grassroots-contested examples of austerity in recent memory.

Brazilians Demand Social Justice (tags)

Brazil

Killing the Messenger: Official Greek Government Policy (tags)

police state

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban (tags)

The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI).

For Immediate End of Austerity Policy in Europe (tags)

The growth model forced in the past with redistribution from bottom to top and increasing export surpluses has failed. For years, the demands of the Alternative Economic Policy study group emphasized combating unemployment and poverty and, taming the financial markets.

We're All Bradley Manning (tags)

police state

Bradley Manning Court-Martial: Secrecy and Injustice on Trial (tags)

police state

Anti-Government Protests Rock Turkey (tags)

Turkey

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 3 of 3

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices Photo Set 2 of 3

Testing, Testing Can You Hear Us ? (tags)

Los Angeles Marches With The World Against Monsanto and Agri-Tech Practices

Media Gets Targeted by Obama, Discovers No One Cares Except the Media (tags)

It remains to be seen whether the media will start doing its job now that it’s been subjected to a small taste of what the public has been bludgeoned with for years via FISA, CISPA, the NDAA, the PATRIOT Act, et cetera. All these laws basically allow unlimited spying on and detention of Americans without any due process guaranteed by the Constitution.

Hints of official Trans-Pacific Partnership resistance (tags)

“Free trade” agreements don’t have anything to do with trade; they have everything to do with tightening the grip of corporate dominance over every aspect of life. It is precisely to minimize potential pressures from social movements that the TPP is being negotiated in complete secrecy.

10 Theses about the Crisis: Ingo Schulze (tags)

German novelist Ingo Schulze's 2012 "Our Beautiful New Clothes" explains how we have accepted the form without the substance of democracy. People accepted the emperor's new clothes until a child cried "but he has nothing on." Maybe Hans Christian Anderson can help us.

Monsanto: Profits Above Human Health (tags)

Monsanto

Woolrich London Killing: Terrorism or False Flag? (tags)

police state

Abusing Prisoners Decreases Public Safety --Interview w/ author and former (tags)

If given the attention it deserves, an important new book is certain to make significant contributions to the public discussions of US prison policy. The author, Shawn Griffith, was released last year from Florida’s prison system at the age of 41, after spending most of his life, almost 24 years, behind bars, including seven in solitary confinement.

Obama's War on Free Expression (tags)

police state

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban (tags)

May 14, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, the Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative. The committee vote was seven in favor and none against.

Counter-Currents on the Run! (tags)

The Circle Ansuz Bay Area Leidang has been actively pursuing Counter-Currents Publishing for the last several months. We have recently learned they are claiming to have left the Bay Area and have moved to San Diego, CA.

Local Fights Against Austerity Are Growing Across the U.S. (tags)

Between sequestration, with its damaging impact on workers and the entire economy, and the billions of dollars in cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other necessary social programs that President Obama is pushing, it is evident that the economic policies of both major parties are not intended to promote a recovery for working people. You cannot lift up a nation’s economy while slashing away at its consumers’ pocketbooks. In order to justify their defiance of this elementary law, both Republicans and Democrats start talking the language of “austerity,” that is the notion that economic policy must be guided by reducing budgetary deficits first and foremost, and that workers exclusively must be made to pay the cost.

VENICE OPDs ARE BACK! BUT WHY? (tags)

Nasty Venice Anti-Homeless Gentrification Permit Parking Efforts Keep Coming Back.

US-Style Free Trade in Good Hands with Michael Froman (tags)

corporatism

Andy P. Hart: Suicide or Murder? (tags)

police state

fbi operatives at their dirty work (tags)

See how the fbi threatens blackmail and at the same time seeks to instill fear.

Anatomy of a False Flag (tags)

false flag

Boston Black Ops: Manufacturing Terror (tags)

police state

Budget Cuts and Happy Times (tags)

For around three decades, a Troika from Wall Street, the US Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve pushed global (capital) investments with a mixture of tax cuts, cheap credits and overrated securities.

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr Drops Taser Proposal (tags)

San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr is the fourth chief in a decade to propose cops use tasers while talking people out of public crisis. For the fourth time, this proposal was met with powerful citizen opposition..

Public Banking: What Better Time Than Now (tags)

public banking

Destroying Public Education in Chicago (tags)

education

Cyprus Update (tags)

Cyprus

Washington Post Anti-Bolivarian Propaganda (tags)

Chavez

Detroit Symbolizes America's Decline (tags)

class war

SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)

The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.

Tax Evasion and the Social State (tags)

The good social state invests in the social, in the education of children of the new lower classes... Taxes is the price we pay for a civilized society (Oliver Wendell Holmes).. The state share must increase in a developed society since ever greater demands are made on the state.

Phoenix Police to encrypt radio transmissions making them secret (tags)

Phoenix Police to encrypt radio transmissions and make them secret.

Democrats and Labor: A Tale of Abuse (tags)

The Democratic Party’s participation in the recent national “sequester” cuts is yet another big dent in their love affair with organized labor. But break-ups are often a protracted process. Before a relationship ends there is usually a gradual deterioration based on irreconcilable differences, until the split becomes inevitable. The decades-long marriage of labor unions and the Democratic Party is nearing such a divorce. Labor unions are becoming frustrated as the Democrats flaunt their affair with corporate America and Wall Street.

Italians Reject Austerity (tags)

class war

Eroding Free Expression in Israel (tags)

freedom

Bradley Manning: Profile in Courage Above and Beyond the Call of Duty (tags)

Bradley Manning

"We need a new economic balance" (tags)

If the US removed the cap on social security taxes, public spirit and generational fairness would return to the states. At present, there is a cap at $106K. If you make $4 million, you only pay social security tax on the first $106K.

Bob Barker Spearheads New Campaign on Elephant Rides as LA City Considers Ban (tags)

Bob Barker assists ADI in their nationwide initiative to ban the use of elephants for entertainment through a new documentary, "No Fun For Elephants."

To Feb 25 CA Hearing -Amnesty Intl: Proposed reforms will not alleviate the inhumanity... (tags)

Amnesty International has released a statement a few days before the California State Assembly Public Safety Committee hearing scheduled for 25 February. The hearing will review the reforms proposed by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) for the Security Housing Units (SHUs) and hear testimony from prison advocates, lawyers and family members.

DONT ban, SAVE plastic bagees please ! (tags)

LA City is being lobbied to Ban our useful plastic bags for secret reasons not stated. Public meetings are barely made available to comment, pro or con. We are being hoodwinked by paid consultants and those who have unrevealed gains by pushing us into paying MORE for our recycled-daily-use-plastic-bags. Stop the secrecy and the manipulation of the People of LA now !

What the 1% Heard During Obama’s State of the Union Speech (tags)

When President Obama speaks, most Americans hear what he wants them to hear: lofty rhetoric and a “progressive” vision. But just below the surface the president has a subtly-delivered message for the 1%, whose ears prick up when their buzzwords are mentioned. Obama’s state of the union address was such a speech — a pro-corporate agenda packaged with chocolate covered rhetoric for the masses, easy to swallow, but deadly poisonous.

The Liberal-Regressive Modern Age (tags)

The financial crisis of the states-dramatically intensified by the costs of bailing out the banks-shifts the costs to the broad population without touching the wealth of the economic elites. Political governing is increasingly uncoupled from the approval and influence of citizens.

Robert D. Skeels: a community candidate for LAUSD School Board (tags)

Bloomberg's $1 Million for the right-wing Coalition for School Reform's corporate slush fund insults District 2 voters. Our community deserves self determination free from outside millionaire interference.

More Austerity Cuts Coming to the States (tags)

The Great Recession has quietly devastated public services on a state-by-state basis, with Republican and Democratic governors taking turns leading the charge. Public education has been decimated, as well as health care, welfare, and the wages and benefits of public sector workers. The public sector itself is being smashed. Since the recession began, states have made combined austerity cuts of at least $337 billion, according to the Center of Budget and Policy Priorities

Philippines: Akbayan pushes for universal healthcare (tags)

In line with its 15th founding anniversary, Akbayan Party-list yesterday launched a “health festival” in Manila to draw attention to the need for the Aquino government to carry out a universal healthcare program to provide comprehensive “social health protection’ to Filipinos.

Social Inequality in America (tags)

injustice

Ice Skating For Human Rights. (tags)

Youth for Human Rights Florida held an event called Ice Skating for Human Rights at an indoor ice skating rink in Clearwater.

Targeting Chavismo (tags)

Chavez

Dominant Israeli Parties Spurn Democracy (tags)

Israel

Cancellation of Illegitmate Debts Instead of Bailout Umbrellas for Financiers (tags)

The inflation of public indebtedness was an essential element for the enhanced power of financial capital. That inflation was a result of a conscious under-financing of the state and is a lever to enforce an austerity policy. Financialization intensified the pressure to precariousness.

Philippines: Coalition Clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)

Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang.

Open Letter to New York Times Editors (tags)

NYT

Free Internet Book: "The Future of the Welfare State," Ireland, 2010 (tags)

Happy Martin Luther King Day! The state has a social nature and can't be only a power and security state. The social state seems to have capsized into the activating or punishing state. Thirty-years of neoliberal restructuring gave every privilege to capital.

Aaron Swartz's Suspicious Death (tags)

media

How To Defend the Public Sector (tags)

The attacks on the public domain, particularly public education, social services, and the public sector unions that are linked to these services, are coming in rapid-fire succession, sometimes in an overwhelming barrage where the victims have little time to comprehend what is happening and respond effectively.

Brazil: Structural changes on the way (tags)

She also studies rebuilding the soil, flora, fauna and rainfall in semi-arid areas (see map!), Home to 18 million Brazilians and it occupies nearly one million square kilometers.This reconstruction will take place at very low cost, without engineering works, but supported on the natural succession of species, according to a technique called Agroforestry Regenerative Analog System (ARAS), developed and disseminated in Brazil by swiss citizen Ernst Götsch, who is in full activity.

Responsible Fiscal Cliff Resolution (tags)

class war

“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)

The law invites the ruling class, the government, the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to 'heal' them.

Obama/Boehner Two-Step (tags)

class war

Fiscal Cliff Doublespeak Duplicity (tags)

class war

Corporate Tax Breaks and Jobs (tags)

It has become an entrenched trend: corporations approach government officials and demand tax breaks, threatening to abandon the city, state or country if the politicians are not forthcoming.

Defeating “Right to Work” (tags)

The passage in Michigan of the anti-worker legislation grotesquely misnamed “Right to Work” (RTW) should be putting the entire nation on red alert. The downward pressure on the standard of living such bills unleash on the vast majority extend well beyond the union ranks. The bill’s success in Michigan, a pivotal state for organized Labor, indicates the unfolding of a national campaign by RTW’s backers.

Philippine political dynasties must end (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño on Tuesday urged voters to use the upcoming 2013 elections to end political dynasties by voting for new faces and new names.

Susan Rice's Imperial Credentials (tags)

anti-war

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.

Austerity — the 1%’s Global Battle Cry (tags)

Whether we are left with the Fiscal Cliff or a Grand Bargain, workers in the U.S. face massive cuts to programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, unemployment insurance, Food Stamp assistance and other needed social safety nets. This is an example of “austerity” which has largely been pursued in the U.S. until now, on a statewide and local level.

Labor’s Call to Action: The Grand Bargain Betrayal (tags)

The labor movement is in terminal crisis. After decades of declining membership, the union movement has been targeted for destruction: private sector union membership is near eradication, and now the corporations are on a public-sector mopping up mission, using the city, state, and federal budget deficits as an excuse to target public sector unions. Obama’s Race to the Top education policy specifically targets the nation’s most powerful union workers, the teachers.

Bahrain Cracks Down on Freedom (tags)

police state

Philippines: FDC clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)

Freedom of Information (FOI): A Key to Freedom from Debt and Economic Justice

Sandy: Katrina Redux? (tags)

class war

Israel Shells Syria and Gaza (tags)

Israel

Greece: Profile of a Failed State (tags)

Greece

Portland Anti-Austerity Protest Draws 1,000 Despite Police Violence (tags)

It’s difficult to build a pre-election protest with so many labor and community groups busy campaigning for Democrats. Nevertheless, over 1,000 people marched the streets in Portland, Oregon against austerity cuts to education and other public services and the consequent debt accumulated by students.

Public Banking Works (tags)

banking

Greek Whistleblower/Journalist Risks Imprisonment (tags)

Greece

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT JUDGE JUDY JOHNSON ACCUSED OF EMBEZZELING PUBLIC FUNDS (tags)

Johnson, female, black, is no stranger to financial schemes. For the past 8 years, she has been quietly serving as the president of an entity with the misleading name of California Consumer Protection Foundation AKA "CCPF"

October Surprise! Romney benefits $15 million from Obama auto bailout (tags)

We Americans have come to expect extraordinary events to occur before an important election day. When a National election is in play, however, the attempts to sway voter opinions assume more demonstrative proportions, whether from without or within, becoming what has euphemistically been called an “October Surprise."

The Villaraigosa and García machine's perfect gerrymander (tags)

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAUSD President Mónica García intentionally redrew the District 2 maps to remove the a large base of support from social justice schoolboard candidates.

TransCanada, shocking critics, wins Nobel prize for unique climate change policies (tags)

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded today to Canadian oil giant TransCanada for its innovative public policies on climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions, particularly it's recent public partnerships with community members in Texas.

Portland, Oregon Prepares for Pre-Election Anti-Austerity Protest (tags)

On November 3rd Portland community and labor groups will declare “enough is enough” by organizing a first for the U.S. — a large demonstration against government austerity cuts.

Rage Against Austerity (tags)

class war

Beyond electronic voting machines - fraud in case management systems of the courts (tags)

The Los Angeles Superior Court implemented in 1985 a fraudulent electronic record system - SUSTAIN - and with it, the Court was transformed into a State Crime Organization.

Young Filipinos urged to defend internet freedom (tags)

Manila, Philippines: Members of Akbayan Youth today hanged a banner on Welcome Rotonda expressing its opposition to the Cybercrime Prevention Act or Republic Act 10175. Akbayan Youth National Spokesperson JC Tejano today called on the youth to defend internet freedom as a necessary space for a growing democracy.

Infomercials for Despots (tags)

lies

Banks, Bankers and Banksters (tags)

An unrestrained speculative capitalism emerged out of investment capitalism. New financing instruments are invented. Risks are trivialized or glossed over to soothe the population. Boundless indebtedness becomes the norm. The new age led to immediate profit eclipsing investment.

Is Capitalism Collapsing? (tags)

One of the causes for the obvious helplessness of the governments is that they function as simple receivers of orders of the financial industry. The financial industry has no interest in a policy that would make it liable for its inflicted disaster..

In San Francisco's Mission District, Black Bloc Breaks Windows, Fails to Have An Impact (tags)

From the new issue (#111) of Berkeley, California's 'Slingshot' newspaper.

Cybercrime Prevention Law of the Philippines (tags)

As the country commemorates the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law, the nation remembers the dark era of the dictatorship and honors the memory of those who fought to restore democracy. However, while the days of military rule are long gone, vestiges of its legacy have found its way to the present times. A case in point is the recently passed Cybercrime Prevention Law.

Intel Agencies Method Is Madness (tags)

See the threats and horrors facing all of mankind:

Debt Forgiveness Or Death! (tags)

These are the only two choices for the global elite as history does not lie.

Another Road for Europe (tags)

Europe is in crisis because it has been hijacked by neoliberalism and finance. Along the road to another Europe, visions of change, protest and alternatives have to be woven into a common framework. Finance should be prevented from destroying the economy.

Mitt "47% Victims" Romney Reveals His Allegiance to Wealthy (tags)

Despite his attempts to appeal to the 100%, Mitt Romney spoke his mind and heart by showing disregard for the 47% of people whom HE (NOT US) considers to be victims who want to live on welfare for their natural lives. If anyone is promoting class warfare it is Mr. Romney himself by appealing to the wealthy elites who will fund his commercials.

Progressive Portal: www.alicelaw.org (tags)

Alicelaw.org is a progressive portal bringing together possible and concrete bills and laws striving for labor and environmental justice. Alicelaw.org is a vital counterweight to the notorious ALEC that for decades normalized rightwing, anti-labor and anti-environment laws.

Unconditional Surrender in Chicago (tags)

education

Chicago's teachers end strike (tags)

The ChicagoChicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end its seven-day strike. This means that classes will resume on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) for the country’s third largest school district’s 350,000 public school students.

Financing the Government: Romney Must Get the Message (tags)

The role of the state and the necessity of common action is a main theme in the political debate. Regulation ensures the same rules for everyone in competition. Conservative politicians in the US underrate the importance of publically provided education, technology and infrastructure.

September Surprise in Chicago (tags)

education

Chicago Teachers Union Sellout (tags)

education

Capitulation in Chicago? (tags)

sellout

Rahm Emanuel's Privatize Chicago Plan (tags)

class war

Corporate Media's War on Public Education (tags)

education

Chicago Teachers v. Rahm Emanuel (tags)

education

All Eyes on Chicago's Teachers (tags)

It’s impossible to exaggerate the national importance of the teachers’ struggle in Chicago. If the Chicago teachers’ union — 26,000 members strong — goes on strike, many critical yet ignored political issues will go into the national spotlight, exposing nastiness that many politicians and labor leaders would like ignored until after the presidential elections.

Filipinos Farewell Comrade Jesse Robredo (tags)

Akbayan Party joins the Filipino people in mourning the passing of Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jesse Robredo. The nation just lost a genuine servant of the people. His tragic death is a tremendous loss for our country’s campaign to reform the government.

Waging War on Leaks (tags)

police state

San Onofre doesn't have to become our Fukushima (tags)

What went wrong at San Onofre last January is a classic tale of the abuse of power. San Onofre should be decommissioned (dismantled). It should never be allowed to restart.

Bankers Rule (tags)

The state became indebted to bailout the banks. Now the state pays them ever higher interests. The state should guarantee the deposits of small savers, not the debts of banks to other banks or hedge funds. The financial sector must be shriveled, the sector that uncoupled.

Austerity Hastens Economic Decline (tags)

class war

Democracy in Crisis: The Terror of the Economy is a Danger to Democracy (tags)

There is a powerful crisis dynamic that is stronger than the will of the sovereign and its democratic institutions. When capital relations fall into crisis, everything can be instrumentalized: the basic law, democracy, human rights and human life. Economic pressure creates extremism of middle.

Organisations Launch Call for a Global Ban on Asbestos (tags)

National and International Epidemiology Organisations Launch Call for a Global Ban on Asbestos

Pomona City Council Chooses Trash Over Residents (tags)

Monday, July 16, 2012

POMONA, California - A city council meeting to decide the fate of a proposed waste transfer station in the city's impoverished east end became contentious as various factions interacted at a pre-meeting rally. After a long corporate presentation and an even longer public comment period, the council voted against the vast majority of the community to approve the project. Protest, including some shoving involving police, ensued.

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Great Public Spaces (tags)

"Copenhagen’s comeback gives hope to people around the world who want to make sure that lively public places don’t disappear in this era of rampant traffic, proliferating privatization and heightened security..."

Thumbs Up to the VNC for Giving the Thumbs Down to a Motion Criminalizing Homeless (tags)

The community showed up to say NO to Unconstitutionally Criminalizing Venice Homeless!

The Shortwave Report 7/20/12 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, the Voice Of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.

For a European Anti-Crisis Front (tags)

Lowering the public debt burden is not an end-in-itself. Debts could serve to stimulate the economy and improve the living conditions of the victims of the crisis. Debt reduction must occur mainly by increasing the tax revenues (higher tax rates and combating tax evasion), not only by cuts.

New Economic Thinking - Turning Away from the Market Fetish (tags)

"New economic thinking" rejects the view of the person as "homo oeconomicus" reduced to maximization of individual benefits and offers a more comprehensive and realistic concept in which justice, norms, routines and emotions appear. "Homo recipocans" is an alternative.

Big surprise: Corporate media fucks up chalk walk story (tags)

I don't usually do these opinion-type pieces, but I'm trying something a little different here. Bear with me.

UK Democracy in Terminal Decline (tags)

UK

Why Hillary Rod-Iron Clinton Should Be Retired (tags)

Hillary Clinton seems much a mess. Possessed actually, as her appearance, attitude and demeanor, at times, suggests she is in some movie and her character is veering to evil antagonist or machination machine—militantly bureaucratic and all gang mobsters of huge government might imply. Enough with feminist, protectionism claims she is being judged because she is a woman to different standards. Yes there was a terrible and concerted propaganda war to incite hatred against Bill in any way possible as well as everything Democrats ever stood for (or purported). Yet now she is equally manipulated by forces beyond her ken as psychologically blind invalid—because she has need to lash out at something—something society and powerful special interests will allow her unconscious anger to focus. One doesn’t have to understand the likes of Thomas Scheff’s Emotions and Violence: Shame and Rage in Destructive Conflicts to realize where she is coming from and likely to go. Deliberate and accidental humiliation does indeed motivate people to engage violence, which seems the very modus operandi of both Israel and the United States in relation to several Muslim groups.

BTL:After Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Single-Payer Advocates Vow to Continue Fight fo (tags)

Interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, professor of public health at City University of New York, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris

TPP: A Trade Deal from Hell (tags)

trade

Stealth Trade Agreement Secret Negotiations (tags)

police state

Republicrats Campaign About Jobs and Do Nothing About High Unemployment (tags)

Recently, Mitt Romney made a stop on his “Jobs Tour” in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania just outside of Philadelphia. His appearance was supposed to be, interestingly, at a local WAWA store (for those out-of-state, WAWA is a convenience store chain) Why is this interesting? Because WAWA, like so many employers these days, is a low wage, no benefit “job creator.”

Cold War Politics Redux (tags)

anti-war

So Cal Diverting Homeless Funding to Others??? (tags)

Public Advocate on Santa Barbara Homeless task force blasts diversion of moneys away from homeless, rape crisis and other vulnerable populations to other perhaps worthy causes outside of the mandate. This is what is called a usurpation or diversion issue, in social worker lingo, but means basically that those on the bottom of the barrel continue to be overlooked by "helpers",

June 18th - Important NRC Meeting on San Onofre Nuclear Plant Safety (tags)

June 18th, 2012 5 PM – 9 PM San Juan Capistrano Your voice is needed! WE WILL HAVE A IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.

PHILIPPINES: Akbayan welcomes Corona conviction (tags)

Akbayan welcomes Corona conviction, calls it a triumph of truth and accountability over impunity

Russian Journalist Exposes Propaganda Lies about Houla Massacre (tags)

Syria

Beyond Corporate Capitalism: Not So Wild a Dream (tags)

"The first step toward public ownership is recognizing that it is not the radical departure most imagine it to be. Two of the most cost-effective health providers in the United States—one a far-reaching insurance system, Medicare; the other a direct hands-on healthcare delivery system, the Veterans Administration—are run by the government.."

Time Profiles a World Class Thug (tags)

Israel

Chicago: America's Police Repression Capital (tags)

police state

Debt Tribunal and Green Socialism (tags)

Qualitative growth, breaking out of the box of quantitative growth, is the key to solving mass unemployment, environmental destruction and trade imbalance. A job in education costs 1/10 what a job in a chemical dye plant costs. The media is part of a system that refuses change.

Battleground Chicago (tags)

anti-war

The Loss of Respect of the Economic Elite is Enormous (tags)

The embedding of the market and the economy in the civil society is the challenge of the 21st century. Tax shelters or havens must be closed. The wealthiest 400 Americans have more wealth than 150 million people. Time for Plan B, alternative economics and reduced working hours!

Occupy Wall Street's Act II (tags)

class war

PHILIPPINES: Sentro, Nagkaisa herald new era of labor unity (tags)

THOUSANDS of trade unionists and activists poured into the streets of Manila and other key cities to celebrate May Day amid renewed hopes that the two latest efforts at labor unity will provide strong impetus to their uphill battle for labor and trade union rights.

Archive Of Housing News by Lynda Carson: Struggle for Just Cause / Tenant's Rights (tags)

The battle over rent control, just cause eviction protections, tenant's rights and poverty issues are a never ending struggle.

A Nation of Morons (tags)

ignorance

Filipino workers band together for a stronger labor front (tags)

SENTRO vows to fight for wages, secure jobs and other long-standing issues

Warning: Visiting Israel Is Dangerous (tags)

Israel

Freedom Socialist Candidate for U.S. President tours California in April (tags)

Stephen Durham, who is vying for the Peace and Freedom Party (PFP) nomination in the California June presidential primary, will campaign in the state from April 12 to May 2. He will speak at several public appearances in and around LA between April 20 and May 2.

Fast Food Blues (tags)

New research links fast food consumption with depression.

City Council loans Berkeley Housing Authority $300,000 to privatize public housing units (tags)

On April 3, 2012, the Berkeley Housing Authority asked Berkeley's City Council for $400,000 in general funds from Berkeley's Housing Trust Fund (HTF), to cover the costs associated with the privatization and sale of Berkeley's 75 public housing units to some out of state billionaires!

San Diego Mayoral Candidates Address Queer Community (tags)

When this year's major candidates for Mayor of San Diego — City Councilmember Carl DeMaio, County District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis, Assemblymember Nathan Fletcher and Congressmember Bob Filner — addressed the Queer community March 28, the irony that gripped the room was that the two openly Queer candidates, DeMaio and Dumanis, were running to the right of the non-Queer Fletcher and Filner. DeMaio, who in other contexts has said he wants to be "the Scott Walker of San Diego," dominated the event with his anti-labor pension "reform" proposal and his refusal to acknowledge the leadership of San Diego's Queer community even though he is Queer himself.

Legislating Greater Wall Street Theft (tags)

grand theft

Challenging Obamacare (tags)

healthcare

MUST PROSECUTE FBI/CIA ASSASSINS FOR CLANDESTINE MURDERS (tags)

See report on the need to stop the global crime spree by fbi/cia assassins.

Heading for War on Iran (tags)

anti-war

Katherine Stewart Exposes the "Good News Clubs" (tags)

They bill themselves as "nondenominational Bible study" groups for grade-schoolers, but according to investigative reporter Katherine Stewart, the Good News Clubs are just part of a broad-based campaign by the radical religious Right to turn public schools into arenas of religious conversion. They've already won virtually complete permission from the U.S. Supreme Court to run roughshod over the separation of church and state, and religious organizations — especially anti-woman, anti-Queer Fundamentalist ones — have become a 900-pound gorilla able to push themselves into any public school they want to crash.

Medrciless Samaritans and 10 Causes of the Crisis (tags)

"There is no society. There are only individual men and women," said Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, had a great share in the crisis in which Europe, capitalism and democracy find themselves.

Letter to Silver Lake NC Opposing Colocation of Micheltorena (tags)

Open Letter to Silver Lake NC Regarding motion opposing Prop 39 Colocation of Micheltorena Street ES

Electoral Politics in America (tags)

elections

Can We All Agree Occupy Was A Tactic? (tags)

Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense

News conference to announce plans to sue Cal. Secty. of State, Wed. 2/29, 10am, Sacramento (tags)

To announce plans by a Freedom Socialist Party attorney to sue Secretary of State Debra Bowen to reinstate Stephen Durham to the Peace and Freedom Party presidential primary ballot. Speakers on behalf of the Peace and Freedom Party, National Lawyers Guild, Radical Women, the L.A. March 4th Committee to Defend Public Education and Social Services and others will also testify to growing public support for socialists on the ballot.

POWER COMES FROM THE BARREL OF A GUN (tags)

NIMBY Forces Assault The Poor In Venice and the NIMBYfication of Venice Continues…

ACTA 2.0 (tags)

free expression

Halt Approval of Agent Orange Resistant Corn (tags)

The purpose of this event is to increase the number of public comments sent to the USDA to oppose this proposal by Dow Chemical Corporation. Given the trend at the USDA, it will take more than merely public comments top prevent this outrage, but this is the essential first step - to make certain the will of the people is in the public record.

Act Up Against ACTA (tags)

ACTA

Capitalism Doesn't Need Democracy (tags)

The minority of a minority have seriously damaged the public interest for personal enrichment. The community itself is culpable for not resisting its plundering.and choosing representatives that defend its interests.

STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" RALLY VS SECRET NEGOTIATIONS HELD IN SOFITEL HOTEL IN LA (tags)

As Trade negotiators from throughout the Pacific Rim are gathering in Sofitel Luxury Suites, Los Angeles, activist to negotiate the Trans-Pacific Free Trade Agreement, groups opposed to the “NAFTA of the Pacific picketed outside the hotel in Beverly Hills. Trade negotiators from nine countries that includes the the U.S. to Vietnam are pressing for a NAFTA-style deal that encourages offshoring, expands downward corporate pressure on labor and environmental standards, raises drug prices, and bans "Make it in America," among other problems. STOP THE FTAA The protest dubbed as RALLY TO STOP A "NAFTA OF THE PACIFIC!" was sparked because of the negotiations are being done out of the public eye, trade ministers and corporate lobbyists (over 600 of ...whom have certified "corporate adviser" status). Protestors asked : “will this become a "NAFTA of the Pacific?"

America's Racist Drug Laws (tags)

racism

Protecting Sacred Sites: The Kuruvungna Springs (tags)

WEST LOS ANGELES – February 4, 2012 - Just one block South of a very urban section of Wilshire Blvd with 40 story high-rise buildings and often grid locked streets sits the Kuruvungna Springs. The Springs are on a part of the University High School campus. The Springs and the surrounding area were once the site of a Tongva village.

Consensus 9/11: Seeking Truth, Dispelling Lies (tags)

9/11

ACTA: Worse Than SOPA and PIPA (tags)

Internet freedom

Selling War (tags)

anti-war

'No Public Option! No Public Option!' (tags)

They don't fight for our rights to be measured fairly in defense - is what it is, to deny the evidence of war crimes to speak as ourselves falling further plundered

World Week for the Abolition of Meat: 23-30 January 2012 (tags)

The next WWAM will take place from 23 to 30 January 2012 and coincides with the World Day for the Abolition of Meat on 28 January 2012.

Justice Before Efficiency (tags)

The market economy must be bound to the principles of a fully-developed civil society. More is involved than a belated redistribution. A citizen is basically a social being. To overcome feudalism, precedence must be given to human- and civil rights over the power based on property.

NPR and PBS Anti-Iranian Propaganda (tags)

media

Reform the Philippine Judiciary! Remove Chief Justice Corona! (tags)

The Bantay Gloria Network today said that with Chief Justice Renato Corona hounded by serious charges of amassing ill-gotten wealth, he should follow the example of former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez who opted to resign rather than face a prolonged impeachment trial.

THE 'FATHERIZATION' IN THE USA ELECTIONS (tags)

Ironies of a country that sees itself as being different, but which is actually equal.

Targeting Journalists Covering OWS Protests (tags)

police state

Proposed FCC Media Consolidation Rules (tags)

media

Nonprofit housers mourn the demise of redevelopment agencies (tags)

(This is a repost of this article.)Wealthy so-called 501c3 charity nonprofit developers mourn the demise of California's redevelopment agencies, and are already making plans to lobby the state in an effort to recreate the redevelopment agencies that have made them filthy rich, while exploiting the poor!

State of Human Rights in Israel (tags)

Israel

Responsible New York Banking (tags)

banking

Obama Year Three: Continuing His Rogue Agenda (tags)

police state

"The illegitimate debts must be cancelled" (tags)

A neoliberal tax policy followed for twenty years drastically lowered the taxes paid by private corporations on their profits, above all by big business. The debts are not an incomprehensible plague but the result of a conscious and completely unjust policy.

The Real Mike Ross (tags)

Mike Ross for Maricopa County Supervisor 2012 http://mikeross.yaahosting.info/

Occupy the Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

John Dingler's Report: Occupy Riverside. Mission Inn Security Squad Harasses Photographer (tags)

Mission Inn Security Squad of four hyperactive individuals, two of whose names may be A. Appello and Peter Demian, threatened photographer John Dingler with confiscation of personal property, arrest, and incarceration for photographing them without permission on a public sidewalk.

New Report on Israel Restricting Free Expression and Assembly (tags)

Israel

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

Coalition of the disaffected (tags)

Occupy Wall Street represents our social nature ("We are bound to one another like the waves of the sea" Norbert Elias). Occupy represents an alternative to unbridled competitiveness and commodification (You can make fish soup out of an aquarium but .

Brazil: I have a dream… (tags)

But the best part of the dream was that the President commanded down the interest on the public debt to zero, and with it this year alone, remained over two hundred and fifty billion to invest in development, infrastructure, health, education, security and everything else even paying more than five hundred billion of other charges of the same debt.

Urgent Call To Save the Occupation: Stay Up All Night (tags)

Occupiers call for all-night block party and vigil tonight to save the Occupation

THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY’S RESPONSE TO THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES (tags)

America's Media War on OWS (tags)

OWS

Time, Place, and Manner Restrictions on Peaceable Assembly (tags)

Time, Place and Manner Restrictions on First Amendment Right to Peaceable Assembly (protest)

Constitutionally Protected Symbolic Speech (tags)

class war

Occupy The Library (tags)

America’s majority who supported the Occupy Wall Street movement (OWS), within the 99% of all Americans, are being smeared by agent propagandists within the punditry of mainstream media (MSM). For example, Michael Gerson’s black demagoguery, of the closet-right-wing Washington Post, is a good example. In one of his recent columns he declared the OWS movement seems little more than a “…confused set of grievances…” and paints the movement to have little ideological coherence save Marxist socialism and anarchy. Equally he attempts to blame the Democratic Party (that he claims is their “desperate” political calculation) for this phenomenon of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.

The Future of the Social State (tags)

The extended family as a kind of "self-help group" replaces the social state in the backward-oriented utopia of liberal-conservatism. Nothing hurts families more than the "rebuilding" or dismantling of the social state and the marketing of interpersonal relations.

Occupy America for Change (tags)

class war

Occupy United Way! Group founded and manifesto published (tags)

Grassroots activists and public education advocates take on the United Way for its complicity with the corporate education reform cabal!

Financial Terrorism Rules Eurozone (tags)

economy

Britain’s sports stars at the service of war propaganda (tags)

Sadly, world-famous sportsmen like Andy Murray, David Beckham, Rio Ferdinand and Jonny Wilkinson are deeply complicit in genocidal wars.

For a Human Revolution - MDS Statement on the Occupy Movement (tags)

Movement for a Democratic Society (MDS) issues statement of solidarity. Suggests demands that draw on the past, while looking to the future.

Product v. Process (tags)

Those who criticize the Occupation Movement see it and everything else as a product but what the OM is is process.

National Public Radio's War on Free Speech (tags)

media

Eurozone Bailout Deal (tags)

class war

When Financial Management Paralyzes Democracy (tags)

The 2010 Attac Bank Tribunal in Berlin was a civil society legal proceeding that decried the speculative business model: take excessive risks and burden taxpayers with the costs. Rating agencies should be public. Banks that are too big to fail are too big to exist and should be broken up

Libya: Another Lost NATO War (tags)

Libya

Anti-Democratic Knesset Bills (tags)

Israel

BTL:North Dakota's State-Owned Bank a Viable Alternative Model to For-profit Banking Syste (tags)

Interview with Ellen Brown, president of the Public Banking Institute, conducted by Scott Harris

Police Harass Peaceful Occupiers in Downtown Riverside (tags)

October 16, 2011

RIVERSIDE, California - We are currently in day four of the peaceful occupation of the pedestrian mall of Downtown Riverside. Despite our best efforts at constructive dialogue with all parties, including agents of the police state, cops this morning demonstrated that their negotiations have been in bad faith when they roused us two hours prior to the agreed-upon time. At some point today, we learned that the resistance had taken the bold move of expropriating public space invaded by the financiers to spread a message of truth.

Occupy WS/LA On KPFK (tags)

How to find coverage on KPFK

Fighting for the Soul of the American Dream (tags)

class war

Social Justice Occupations Head Everywhere (tags)

social justice

Wall Street Runs America (tags)

Wall Street

We Pay for Their Crisis (tags)

Making a game sound appealing whose frauds are obvious is increasingly hard for the governments. The neoliberal vision was always a society of the asocial. The categorical imperative of neoliberalism was always an open and cynical attack on the working class.

Occupy L.A.. - New LEGAL INFO - includes Passing Out Flyers (tags)

Occupy L.A. - New LEGAL INFO - includes the Los Angeles laws on Passing Out Flyers/ Hand-bills. Links to Noise Ordinance. Blog link goes to article, has link to How to Donate.

Occupy L.A.- UPDATED LEGAL INFO (tags)

OCCUPY L.A. UPDATED LEGAL INFO. If you are coming to Occupy LA for a few hours, a few days, or the duration, know these things first. Please also see the other post about Donating to Occupy LA.

fbi & courts torture, mame or kill wrongly accused (tags)

An emerging evil now threatens people around the globe, especially in the United States of America. Fraudulently obtained court ordered commitment and psychoactive medications are being forced on our fellow citizens who are innocent , or who do not merit the kind of gross abuse put upon them by the fbi and other agencies.

OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall (tags)

OCCUPY L.A. - Legal Info for Los Angeles protest at City Hall, October 1. L.A. Municipal Code pertinent parts in everyday language.

Entrapping Muslims in America (tags)

persecution

fbi and courts torture,maim or kill wrongly accused (tags)

See my updated report on how the fbi (et. al.)work with the courts to circumvent all human, civil and constitutional rights of the accused in efforts to destroy him/her.

Public Enemy Number One (tags)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio - Public Enemy Number One

NV; Oct. 7 - Public Comment on SNWA Pipeline (tags)

Please help the Great Basin Water Network, indigenous tribes and many others in voicing their opposition to the SNWA's proposed pipeline from the Snake and Spring Valler aquifer system to Las Vegas that is being planned mostly for the benefit of suburban sprawl developers like Harvey Whittemore. The public hearing will be held in Carson City, though this planned extraction of 41 billion gallons per year will destroy an ecosystem that connects to Great Basin National Park and is a national resource that is for all to share in it's natural state, NOT to water Mr. Whittemore's 16 planned golf courses and 100,000 more homes for sprawl development nearly 50 miles north of the urban core of Las Vegas!

Is Capitalism Devouring Its Children? (tags)

The state was extorted by the banks. Bailing out the banks was regarded as without alternative..Rating agencies should become public institutions and system-relevant banks dismantled. Growth- and stability funds should be established as the credit-givers of last resort.

Are the Scottsdale Police shaking down people for money? (tags)

Requests for 25 pages or less of public records are supposed to be free

The Irvine 11: Guilty of Being Muslims in America (tags)

persecution

Venice Boardwalk new ordinances NEED your feedback too ! (tags)

LA City Parks Dept had a meeting to draft or discuss a new ordinance about changing the crass commercial junk being sold on Venice Beach. But who could find out where or when the meeting was held ? Could it be intentional that the outreach was limited or non existent even to those who WANTED to attend, to comment, to question their tax-paid decision-makers?

What's the Beef? (tags)

The USDA sets stronger regulations on E. coli in ground beef.

Robina Suwol of CA Safe Schools Nominated for 2011 Hero Award (tags)

The Jewish Community Heroes campaign organized by The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) celebrates the selflessness and courage of those who put others before themselves

Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference, Oct. 20-23 2011 (tags)

The APIEL conference unites individuals working for environmental justice throughout Appalachia for a weekend of workshops addressing ecological problems, as well as the underlying policies that enable these issues to occur.

The World is Out of Joint (tags)

The financial crisis has become a state debt crisis. "The rise of democracy was not possible without the social and legal civilizing of capitalism. The deregulation euphoria of democratic governments made possible the incredible ascent of the financial oligarchy."

Is "Free Trade" Obama's Jobs Plan? (tags)

Mark Engler writes about President Obama's increasing detachment from the Democratic base (and from the American public at large) on the issue of "free trade."

Libya: Coming Waste, Fraud, and Other Forms of Plunder on a Grand Scale (tags)

anti-war

Obama's Budget Deal: Neoliberal March in the US (tags)

What should be the state's role in the future? What values and priorities should be set in a time when public resources become scarcer under the pressure of state indebtedness? Less state, less support for the unemployed, poor and sick occurs along with a free ride for billionaires and big corporations.

NATO's Genocidal Rape of Libya (tags)

anti-war

NATO's Ugly Face (tags)

anti-war

TEARS OF THE LITTLE MUSTANG PRINEVILLE OREGON BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT WORKER CAUGHT RED (tags)

In the spring of 2011 a Bureau Of Land Management rangeland supervisor working for the Prineville Oregon BLM was caught red-handed subleasing his own cattle grazing permits issued for federal land allotments on Rudio Mountain. This BLM employee was breaking the law and BLM is keeping this confidential to protect themselves. The guilty BLM employee lives nearby. He is well known as an avid mustang hater. In his opinion cattle should not have to compete with mustangs on federal grazing allotments. He would like to see all mustangs hauled to slaughterhouses. This guy provided input and was one of the preparers for BLM's new management guidelines for Central Oregon federal lands titled "John Day Basin Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement". The record of decision for this new management plan is due out in the near future. Then one late summer morning a band of mustangs were resting on a high plateau in a remote place on Rudio Mountain overlooking the John Day River. Suddenly the sound of rifle shots exploded across the high mountain meadow. The proud black stallion ran frantically to get his herd onto their feet and they ran for their lives across the plateau some falling to the ground and thrashing with death throws as the bullets ripped into them taking them down one by one. The first mustang to topple was only a baby not more than 6 weeks old. During the following days the smell of blood and rotting flesh attracted scavengers and birds of prey that fed upon the bodies of the murdered mustangs. It was during this time that hikers visiting this remote part of Rudio Mountain came across what has been dubbed (THE RUDIO MOUNTAIN MUSTANG MASSACRE.) The band of mustangs were killed smack dab in the middle of a remote section of federal land managed by the BLM as a cattle grazing allotment and to add insult to injury the cattle grazing allotment where the mustangs were murdered was being utilized by none other than our notorious untrustworthy BLM employee.

Activists Discuss Debt Debate, Wonder How We Let Right Control It (tags)

Congressmember Bob Filner, San Diego labor leader Lorena Gonzalez and three other speakers appeared as part of a panel convened by Activist San Diego for their regular meeting August 15. The ostensible purpose was to discuss the recent debate in Washington over raising the nation's debt ceiling, but it soon turned into a discussion of how the Right managed to take over the debate, frame it the way they wanted and get virtually everything they wanted -- including promises of large cuts in government spending that will only worsen the economy and risk not only a double-dip recession but an outright depression. Filner talked not only about President Obama's willingness to concede the domestic agenda to the Republicans but his and the Democrats' Congressional leaders utter unwillingness to end the unaffordable wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.

Manifesto of Appalled Economists: The Shocked and the Outraged (tags)

Tax cuts for the super-rich and corporations promised economic growth and more jobs but produced exploding inequality and generalized insecurity. The US faces a revenue crisis and a war spending crisis. Tax cuts, wars and bailouts of banks and firms caused massive US deficit.

Democrats Got Exactly What They Wanted With Unconstitutional "Individual Mandate" (tags)

Most Democrats never intended to pass a public option or "Medicare for all." Those that did were living in a mush-headed liberal Twilight Zone.

Bear Country (tags)

economy

Public Comment Needed on SNWA Snake Valley Pipeline to Vegas! (tags)

Another chance for members of the public to comment to the BLM and share their views on the proposed SNWA pipeline from Snake and Spring Valley aquifers to the Las Vegas region. Please request the BLM take the NO ACTION alternative and deny the pipeline access across public lands held by the BLM. We do not need any more aquifers being overdrafted for extra golf courses and suburban sprawl development (ie., Coyote Springs from Harvey Whittemore), we need flowing springs and seeps for our ecosystems!

Venice Boardwalk ordinance draft looks like it's going to fail it's duties (tags)

Venice Boardwalk has been a big loss to the City- how it is seen by Los Angeles' tourist crowds, and to LA's own image as an artistic or art-supportive environment. Commercial vending of cheap re-sale-mdse. bought at any local wholesaler while using City sidewalk free spaces ruins any art scene. City Council doing a draft that looks bad so far.

Netanyahu Spurns Social Justice Demands (tags)

class war

Gabriella Charter Corporation further encroaches Logan Street Public Elementary School (tags)

Gabriella Charter School Corporation has illegally occupied the Auditorium at Echo Park's Logan Street Elementary School, a public school.

Israeli Social Justice Protests Continue (tags)

class war

Dire State of America's Children (tags)

class war

The Greatest Depression (tags)

economy

Is America Broke? (tags)

With PPP, Public Treasuries are Plundered (tags)

According to the neoliberal myth, higher profits lead to increased investments and more jobs. In truth, investments have declined in this decade. Corporations used their profits to speculate on foreign currencies and buy back their own stock. Crises are chances to rethink private and public.

And the Winner Is... The Public Sector (tags)

Conventional wisdom insists that the private sector is much more efficient than government-run programs. David Morris shows that privatization is actually more expensive when it comes to Medicare, student loans and the military.

Debt Ceiling Roulette (tags)

class war

DeChristopher Pre-Sentence Statement (tags)

The future is in good hands with young men like Tim DeChristopher, sentenced to 2 years in prison, a $10,000 fine and probation after continued Bush prosecution by Fascist Obama's Justice Department. His pre-sentencing statement is below.

ACLU of California: Sign the Petition: Bring Back Balance (tags)

Please sign this one from the ACLU on sentencing reform! We should be spending money on more constructive things than on locking up non-violent, low level offenders! Thank you!

The Oslo Attacks: Comment and Analysis (tags)

state terrorism

The Fix Is In: Washington's Planned Social Contract Destruction (tags)

economy

Video: Obama and the "Gang of Six" (tags)

"Gang of Six" Plan is all about cuts not increased taxes. Obama represents Wall Street faction of Democratic Party.

Rahm Emanuel: Chicago's War Criminal/Anti-Labor Mayor (tags)

anti-labor

The Marriage Vow(s) (tags)

The vote of the New York legislature to legally recognize same-sex marriage has produced a backlash of unexpected ferocity and scope. It comes from an Iowa-based organization called THE FAMiLY LEADER (that's the way it's printed on their logo) and it's called "The Marriage Vow." It's a far-reaching set of principles that goes beyond attacking same-sex marriage and supporting a Federal Marriage Amendment to ban it nationwide. It targets African-Americans in particular and says Black children born during the slave era were more likely to be raised by their mother and father than African-American infants born since Obama's election. It also calls for bans on adultery, "quickie" divorces, Sharia Islam and laws that don't conform to the Judeo-Christian agenda. The aim of its authors is to get all the current candidates for President to sign it ? and two Republicans, Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty, already have.

July 23 Public Memorial for Geronimo Prat (tags)

A public memorial for former Black Panther Party leader Geronimo ji-Jaga Pratt will be held Saturday, July 23 at 11 a.m. at the Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City.

California State University System Raises Tuition (tags)

While Elliot Hirshman, the new president of San Diego State University, receives a $400,000 compensation package, the California State University?s (CSU) Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday 13 to 2 in favor of increasing tuition by an additional 12 percent for the 23-campus system. Students will be paying about $6,422, double the amount required in 2007.

The Crisis of Financial Market Capitalism as a Challenge for the Left (tags)

The crisis of neoliberal financial market capitalism broke out in its center and has one central systemic cause. This crisis was triggered by the independence of the financial sphere... A solidarity mixed economy, democracy and peace are alternatives.

Israel's Knesset Passes Boycott Prohibition Bill (tags)

Israeli fascism

Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation (tags)

media

Prosecutors Back Off From Their ?Iron-Clad? Case Against Strauss-Kahn (tags)

New evidence of extortion used against DSK, possible goals to ensure DSK loses election for French Presidency against U.S. puppet Sarkozy. Other enemies of DSK include the globalists who dislike his solutions to the European debt crisis that doesn't reward the big banks. Both the reactionary right and reactionary left appear convinced of DSK's guilt, despite increasing evidence to the contrary.

Let us sail to Gaza (tags)

anti-war

Fukushima Cover Up Unravels (tags)

"The reason for official reluctance to admit that the earthquake did direct structural damage to reactor one is obvious. Katsunobu Onda, author of TEPCO: The Dark Empire ... who sounded the alarm about the firm in his 2007 book explains it this way: ?If TEPCO and the government of Japan admit an earthquake can do direct damage to the reactor, this raises suspicions about the safety of every reactor they run. They are using a number of antiquated reactors that have the same systematic problems, the same wear and tear on the piping."

APIEL Environmental Law Conference in Knoxville, TN Oct 20-23 (tags)

Attend the 2nd annual Appalachian Public Interest Environmental Law Conference www.apiel.org

California Democratic Party Passes Anti-Workingclass Budget (tags)

Instead of putting a tax the rich proposal on the November 2008 ballot, the presidential general election which always has the highest voter turnout, the Democratic Party majority Legislature, this time in cahoots with a Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, voted for a viciously anti-workingclass budget that destroys the public school system, social services, court system, public transporation and just about all other publicly funded services. AND JERRY BROWN BRAGS ABOUT IT ON HIS WEBSITE.

The Labor Movement in Portland, Oregon, Takes a Step Forward (tags)

On only the second sunny weekend of the year in Portland, Oregon, 60 plus labor activists decided to spend their Saturday at the Electricians union hall (IBEW Local 48), at the United Labor Strategy Meeting ? an event unlike any other happening in the country. What made the meeting unique was both its perspective and the diversity of unions that participated.

Banker Occupation of Greece (tags)

financial terrorism

Prevent Pickens' Plan to Frack America (tags)

With mounting evidence that fracking for natural gas is poisoning our air and water, and a national movement against fracking that continues to grow, why is Congress poised to commit us to an energy policy that will encourage even more fracking? Take action to protect our water from the dangers of fracking!

LulzSec hacks Arizona State Police computers (tags)

The hacker group LulzSec hacked the Arizona DPS computers over SB1070 & Drug War. The Arizona DPS or Arizona Department of Public Safety is the state police agency of Arizona

Bahrain Sues to Suppress Police State Terror Truths (tags)

state terrorism

Threats and Bans Globally For Posting My Reports (tags)

Free speech is often undermined when government operatives control some Indy Media groups and public message boards. See a few examples in this report.

Attack on Democratic Traditions (tags)

The situation of the US public budget is really dramatic. This indebtedness is the result of excessive military spending and the neoliberal policy launched at the beginning of the 1980s. A progressive counter-movement in the form of a broad Obama coalition is emerging.

NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA (tags)

American reality shipwrecks in a late anti-Nazi ideology.

What's the Difference Between a Comb-Over and Shaved Balls? (tags)

This is a before-and-after story endemic to politics everywhere. Self-aggrandizing, rich assholes hide their true motives to get elected. Once they're elected they fiddle while Rome burns.

IMF Financial Terrorism (tags)

financial terrorism

Torturing Bahraini Doctors (tags)

state terrorism

BTL:Will Democrats Stand and Fight or Surrender to GOP Plan to Dismantle Medicare? (tags)

Interview with Damon Silvers, policy director with the AFL-CIO, conducted by Scott Harris

Behavior Control: Architecture of Modern Propaganda By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

Today, fact and fiction have been merged to such an alarming degree with adept perception control that to be able to rationally separate them, to tell what is mere imagery of the Mighty Wurlitzer vs. the actual interconnected causal reality (cause and effect) of statecraft, can be as uncongenial to the cognitive mind as depicted by Plato for the prisoners bred in the underground cave since birth. The fact that the most brilliant minds remain unable to tell that 9/11 was an 'Operation Canned Goods' even ten years into its vile enactment while America descends into a police-state in presumed reaction to it, demonstrates that it is not the brain hardware which is malfunctioning, but the brain software! http://tinyurl.com/mightywurlitzer

Millionaires, Mendaciousness, and Miserable English Scores, the false Locke success story (tags)

Orchestrators of the Locke hostile takeover, Green Dot has in Arne Duncan's words 'Cracked the Code.' Cracked the code to poverty pimping that is. Marco Petruzzi is stacking major paper while 'graduating' students with single digit proficiency.

Obama Plans Gutting Regulations for Corporate Favorites (tags)

deregulation

Re-visiting Uncle Ted & A Few FC Targets (tags)

Revisiting writings of Ted K, whether we disagree with his actions or not is irrelevant. The point is there are lessons to be learned in strategy and where the collective eco-activist movement is heading.

Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports (tags)

Target:Homeles-South Coast Homeless Advisory Committee Advocate Reports The City of Santa Barbara is poised to push homeless out with illegal legislation which violates the US Constitution. Here is the report they never released to the public - or even discussed!!! Because frankly, they don't give a damn.

On the Chopping Block: Federal Worker Pensions (tags)

fascism

LAUSD's Deasy Disrespects Echo Park Moms 4 Education, but the struggle continues (tags)

Please join Echo Park Moms 4 Education in the fight to keep the Advisory Vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.

State of Emergency Declared for Public School Funding (tags)

California community members, parents, and students joined teachers statewide declaring a State of Emergency caused by years of merciless budget cuts gutting public schools and social services.

The importance of this Tuesday's runoff election for school board (tags)

Tuesday's election will determine whether we have a school board member who listens to our community and parents or one beholden to the deep pocketed corporate charter school sector. If you live in LAUSD District 5, your vote matters.

Amma Summer 2011 Los Angeles Programs (tags)

AMMA, Los Angeles Public Programs Summer 2011

Echo Park Moms leading the way. Demand your right to vote! No more LAUSD privatization wit (tags)

Echo Park Moms 4 Education lead the struggle to save the public advisory vote, the only democratic portion of LAUSD's deceptively named Public School Choice motion which gives away public schools.

False Flags: An American Tradition (tags)

false flags

FIS recommends removing the last semblance of democracy from an already undemocratic proce (tags)

LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether. This article discusses the document LAUSD is using to justify this move.

Echo Park Moms 4 Education: URGENT - Parent Wake-Up Call on Tuesday May 10th!!! (tags)

LAUSD's Public School Choice is already an anti-democratic measure to give public schools away to private charter corporations. Removing the advisory vote makes PSC all the more totalitarian and entirely removes community and parental voice. Either keep the advisory votes or repeal PSC altogether.

"1st Great War of the 21th Century" (tags)

global war

March on May 1 for Immigration Reform! (tags)

March with L.A. Labor for Immigration Reform on May 1! May Day Thousands of LA workers will march side-by-side with immigrant workers this Sunday in downtown Los Angeles to demand national immigration reform, to stop deportations and separations of families, and to support all workers’ rights.

Yellow Journalist Jim Newton Hails a Dubious Civil Rights Hero (tags)

In the Los Angeles Times' Jim Newton's topsy-turvy world view, oppressed and impoverished people of color just need to look to wealthy white male saviors from Beverly Hills to solve all their problems — Rudyard Kipling would have been proud.

Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)

eco-insanity

Poisoning Mother Earth: Fukushima and America's Gulf (tags)

eco-insanity

2010 State Department Human Rights Report on Egypt (tags)

repression

Urgently requesting a meeting with the LAUSD Board President (tags)

Pleading to LAUSD to redress the grievous issues with CNCA Corporation's charter for CRES #14. In Barrio Echo Parque / Historic Filipinotown our voice is being patently ignored, our community disrespected, and an entire set of prospective students are being robbed.

Community activist priorities for LAUSD versus those of Food Revolution (tags)

Recently there has been a rash of people insisting that all of LAUSD's problems could be solved by letting celebrity chefs run the proverbial show. I beg to differ.

The White Man's Burden appears Uniformly Distributed By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

‘If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.’ -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Arab Spring Yet to Bloom (tags)

democracy

Icelanders Vote on Predatory Bailout (tags)

bailouts

The Mighty Wurlitzer: Wikileaks and Imperial Mobilization By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

This 'grand organ' is now able to even more effectively synthesize, implant, and reinforce, all the right set of beliefs (myths) among the entire world's public – by suitably combining 'events' with imaginative 'expos' writing – which appropriately primes the world populations to acquiesce to the oligarchic agendas. While playing this orchestra is now an integral part of all state-craft, its major musical themes are entirely determined by the behind the scenes owners of the system. While some might refer to the underlying techniques as propaganda and psy-ops, 'Mighty Wurlitzer' singularly captures the messaging-system controlled under a unified purpose of command which is both highly compartmentalized and cellularized. Only the Mighty Wurlitzer knows the entire tune.

No Nukes Los Angeles/April (tags)

Anti-Nuke Power activism continues to build in LA with screening of "The China Syndrome" on Chernobyl Anniversary.

Video: Thousands Across US Rally in Support of Workers' Rights (tags)

In hundreds of cities, thousands rally to show support for public sector workers.

Halt the Militarization of Public Lands! (tags)

The Marine Corps wants to expand their base near Twentynine Palms into public lands that are currently used by families for recreational purposes. They are currently listening to public comments regarding the proposal. Let's fill their ears with opposition to war and militarism!

San Diego Hammers Down on Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, Despite Public Support (tags)

Despite overwhelming public input asking for a looser ordinance that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to locate in commercial areas throughout San Diego and remain open while they pursued permits, the San Diego City Council voted 5-2 on Monday, March 26 for an ordinance that will close down all dispensaries for at least a year and force them to locate only in industrial zones — inconveniently far from the patients they serve. Even most of the Councilmembers who voted for the ordinance, which was tweaked at the last minute to make it slightly less restrictive, made it clear that they regard medical marijuana patients and the institutions that serve them as a detriment, not an asset, to the city.

Obama in Brazil: hearts and minds operations (tags)

For the first time since John F. Kennedy, the USA has a charismatic leader to the point of being popular in other lands, becoming a reference for the electorates of different countries

Venezuela's New Social Responsibility Law (tags)

media

Speaking truth to Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Revisionists (tags)

While the charter-voucher supporters dominate the narrative, public school supporters still have the facts on our side. Rather than allow corporate voices drown us out, we must choose to explain why communities want public schools.

Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)

Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.

Los Angeles Stages Hollywood Antiwar Protest for Eighth Year (tags)

Rally called out by ANSWER Coalition brings out the Faithful. Photo Set one of three

CCMS – the new California courts Case Management System – a looming danger for Justice and (tags)

Sustain, the case management system, which originated in Los Angeles County under the tenure of Ronald George in the Los Angeles Superior Court, was opined as fraud. It is by now implemented in some dozen states! CCMS was an initiative of Ronald George as Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court and Chair of the California Judicial Council…

Ending Man-Made Disasters (tags)

I feel that this is an opportune time to write in praise of fire codes and building inspectors. Natural disasters are not natural. In large part, they are products of poverty, neglect, and exploitation.

OBAMA IN BRAZIL - ONLY IF IT GOES OF KNEES (tags)

The American empire sinks and us Brazilian we won't sink with it.

Are School Privatizers Employing Fabian Núñez and Mercury Plubic Affairs to Champion Charte (tags)

Have local charter-voucher schools brought in even more hired guns to assure more privatization during this round of PSC?

For Human Dignity - The Creation of a Citizen Income (tags)

The Arab peoples hold a mirror up to us. The Arab revolution is a helping hand. A citizen income would be a fresh start to rebuild our public services that lie in ruins today. The omnipotence of the state and the omnipotence of the market must be overcome.

Promises, Promises: Obama Rebuffs Invites to Stand with [Wisconsin] Workers (tags)

Send Obama and the Democrats a message and change your voter registration status to "Green Party" or "Peace & Freedom"! (Last years' Prop. 14 eliminated partisan primary elections, so there's really isn't any reason left to be a registered Democrat). Postage-paid voter registration cards are available at most libraries and post offices -- fill out one today!

Battleground Wisconsin: Corporate Power v. Worker Rights (tags)

worker struggles

Gates' Yolie Flores lauded by LA Weekly's Yellow Journalists (tags)

Trashy masseuse and porn ad pennysaver (aka LA Weekly) has printed yet another homage to the princess of privatization.

Jed Wallace hates communities and democracy. He demands LAUSD privatize CRES #14 (tags)

The CCSA Capo wants LAUSD to ignore the community votes and the Superintendent's recommendations to allow CRES #14 become a public school run by the Local District 4/Echo Park Community Partners.

BTL:Environmental Activist who Derailed Public Land Sale to Oil and Gas Developers Faces 1 (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Corporate Coup D'Etat in Wisconsin (tags)

worker struggles

ICEF Crooks to get gobbled up by competing Corporate Charter Chain (tags)

The corporate model charter schools follow makes for some interesting aftermath. They are now beginning to monopolize by swallowing each other up. If charters were the first step towards privatization, this is the first step towards the Wall-Martization of education.

Wisconsin State Senate voted Today to end End Collective Bargaining! (tags)

Late Wednesday, Wisconsin Republicans rammed a measure through the Senate stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers in the state.... Republicans were able to push through the measure... by separating the collective bargaining provision from the other elements of Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill.".... Scott Walker spent three weeks claiming that collective bargaining was a fiscal issue, and then the legislature just passed the bill as “non-fiscal.”..... Within hours of the vote, the Capitol was flooded with thousands of furious protesters......

Wisconsin Democrats Plan Capitulation (tags)

worker struggles

THEY CORRUPTED & COLLUDED WITH THESE U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICE$ LIKE CLARENCE THOMA$.... (tags)

UNTIL CLARENCE THOMAS RESIGNS FROM THE PEOPLES U.S. SUPREME COURT,LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS WILL BE FORCED 2 CONTINUE ASKING FOR A FULL U.S. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT & U.S.CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATION INTO THIS OBVIOUS FRONTING OF CORPORATE AMERICA & ELSEWHERE TO GAIN POLITICAL VOTES WITH CERTAIN U.S. SUPREME COURT JUSTICES INVOLVED WITH LAST JANUARYS LEGAL DECISION CONCERNING ALLOWING INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL CORPORATE UNLIMITED SECRET POLITICAL 501C4 SLU$H TO INFLUENCE OUR FUTURE USA ELECTIVE PROCE$$.

Corporate-Welfare Recipients: Are They Eating Steak And Driving Cadillacs? (tags)

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Waging War on Working Americans (tags)

labor struggles

Reactionary Extremism in Wisconsin and Ohio (tags)

worker struggles

Video: An Upside-Down Economy (tags)

A wide-ranging interview with Rob Johnson on austerity, taxes, money and politics

Black Label Drugs (tags)

Now, thanks to the growing media coverage of these harmful drug side-effects, increasing numbers of people suffering from depression, anxiety and eating disorders are turning to safe natural solutions from naturopaths, acupuncturists and even chiropractors.

Voters chose public school Echo Park Community plan over CNCA corporate charter school by (tags)

Parent continue to organize in support of the public school plan in hopes that LAUSD will consider the wishes of the community over the deep pocked interests of CNCA.

Spreading Activism for Change (tags)

worker struggles

People's Poetry Benefit for Jeremy Marks (tags)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - For the sixth consecutive year, the Community Rights Campaign, an initiative of the Labor/Community Strategy Center, held a night of youth expression of poetic resistance at the NoHo Actor's Studio. A standing-room audience, predominantly made up of youth of color, took part in the evening's poetry recital and open mic, which doubled as a fundraiser for the legal defense of Jeremy Marks, an 18-year-old arrested by Los Angeles Schools Police Department and charged with attempting lynching for filming an act of brutality by a member of the department against a fellow student.

Over 1,000 Turn Out in San Diego to Support Wisconsin Workers (tags)

Over 1,000 people turned out for a rally outside the San Diego County Administrative Center February 26 at noon to support Wisconsin's unionized public workers against the threat by Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majority in the state legislature to pass a bill essentially eliminating the right of the state's public employees to unionize and bargain collectively. A wide range of speakers, including union activists, community leaders and elected officials, said that if Walker's bill and similar ones in other states pass, it will essentially mark the end of the American middle class. The rally was part of a nationwide mobilization, and many of those who braved the cold and the rain to attend mentioned that the protesters in Wisconsin itself are sleeping out in the cold and snow in weather far worse than that in San Diego.

Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill (tags)

worker struggles

It’s Secularists That Are Poisoning Discourse, USD Professor Says (tags)

According to University of San Diego professor Steven D. Smith, the coarsening of our public discourse shouldn't be blamed on religious people arguing issues on the basis of moral values. Instead, it's secular people who consider themselves "rational" and "scientific" who have intimidated religious people from expressing their views openly and forced them to "smuggle" in their perspectives in ostensibly secular terms.

PHILIPPINES: Gloria Arroyo and Merceditas Gutierrez are “enemies of EDSA” (tags)

A day before the 25th celebration of the historic EDSA people power uprising, members of Akbayan (Citizens Action Party) conducted a “people power protest” in Quezon City calling on the Filipino people to defeat the “enemies of Edsa.”

Wisconsin's Spirit: Courage for Other States to Emulate (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin: Ground Zero to Save Public Worker Rights (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin governor raises stakes in union fight with threat of job losses (tags)

Republican Scott Walker warns Wisconsin he will fire state workers if his union-busting bill does not pass

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-

Waging War on Chicago Workers (tags)

labor struggles

Tea Party Stooges Join Wisconsin Protests (tags)

worker struggles

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)

worker rights

More lies, misinformation, and propaganda from wealthy Camino Nuevo Executives (tags)

The pernicious Hoa Truong, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's COO, made very misleading, and frankly, mendacious comments under an Echo Park Patch article. This piece addresses them.

Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)

protest

Progressive Partylists in the Philippines support Reproductive Health Bill (tags)

Around a hundred members of the PM, Akbayan and PLM joined officials of government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) in a press conference that called on President Benigno C. Aquino III to include the RH bill among government’s priority measures.

Obama's Anti-Populist Budget (tags)

neoliberalism

The Two Roads Out of Recession (tags)

Recent events in Washington, D.C. should provoke fear and outrage in the average American worker. As the jobs recession staggers on, politicians and labor leaders alike seem bizarrely distanced from reality, unable to advance any ideas that remotely correspond to the basic demands of those tens of millions of unemployed, under-employed, or poorly paid workers. Instead, what we get is President Obama's recent groveling to the corporate-dominated Chamber of Commerce, pleading with them to hire workers. The President's recent speech to the Chamber implied many dangers, which neither labor federation-- AFL-CIO and Change to Win -- bothered to point out. In fact, the AFL-CIO applauded sections of the speech, rather than condemning its sinister motives. If labor unions align themselves with the President's and the Chamber's pro-corporate path out of the recession, a workers’ road to recovery will be bypassed.

Mubarak's Failed Bait and Switch (tags)

liberating struggles

It's Official, the LA Weekly is Ben Austin's personal public relations firm (tags)

How Jill Stewart's masseuse and porn ad pennysaver -- The LA Weekly -- has taken yellow journalism to new heights with its fanatical coverage of the corporate astroturf group Parent Revolution's school privatization pogroms in Compton.

Black History Month Celebration: The Unfinished Battle for Quality Public Schools (tags)

Education proponents will highlight the role of freed slaves in winning free, integrated public schools for the first time in U.S. history during the post Civil War reconstruction era

Manifesto of Appalled Economists (tags)

State debts may be caused more by reduced corporate tax revenues than excess spending. Through "location competition," corporations play off state and countries and harvest tax write-offs and sweetheart-assessments. Through "state capture," the state becomes a trough.

Lê’s “Gangster” Not Just Another Immigration Memoir (tags)

Lê Thi Diem Thúy was brought to this country from Viet Nam by her father in 1978, when she was six, but her book “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” honored this year by the San Diego Public Library and PBS as the 2011 “One Book, One San Diego,” isn’t your ordinary immigrant’s memoir. Presented as a novel — which allows Lê to tap her childhood for material without having to be bound by literal truth — “Gangster” is written in an almost poetic prose style, rich in nature imagery, characteristic of many Asian writers who learned English as a second language. Introducing, reading from and commenting on the book at the Public Library downtown on February 2, Lê gave a presentation touching on a lot of the issues raised in her book, including culture clashes, the role of the imagination and language as a force that can tear people apart as much as it can bring them together.

Haiti Update: Electoral Runoff and Aristide's Status (tags)

imperialism

BTL:Coordinated Attacks Target Public Employees Unions Across the U.S. (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

End Game in Egypt (tags)

imperialism

The real question is, does the CCSA disseminate any information that isn't biased and inco (tags)

Looking at how the insatiably greedy executives and staffs of the California Charter School Association and Families That Can rigged the PSC 2.0 advisory votes to convert more public schools into privately run charters.

AFGHANS MEMORIALIZED IN ART (tags)

A national tour of mural art memorializing Afghan civilian casualties will be displayed in Los Angeles on Feb. 19. Windows and Mirrors: Reflections on the War in Afghanistan opens at the Social and Public Art Resource Center in Venice, CA.

Los Angeles School District works with ACLU to deny teachers’ seniority rights (tags)

On January 21, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William Highberger stripped teachers employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) of certain seniority rights, allegedly to stanch the loss of young, quality teachers at inner-city schools. If the order is upheld on appeal, the LAUSD can lay off higher paid veteran teachers without regard to their years of service, in violation of collective bargaining provisions that have been in effect for decades. At the same time, there are more than a dozen billionaires living in Los Angeles, and dozens more who measure their wealth by the hundreds of millions.

Public Education Activists: Answers to very important PSC 2.0 questions (tags)

Very important information for defending public schools from outside takeovers during the PSC 2.0 advisory votes.

Oppose Brown’s cuts in California! Education must be a social right! (tags)

In his latest budget, California Governor Jerry Brown, a Democrat, is proposing drastic cuts that will affect the lives of students and workers throughout the state, including $1.4 billion in cuts to higher education. The net wealth of the 19 richest Californians is more than ten times the entire amount of proposed budget cuts!

Get out the Public School Vote for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory! (tags)

Support Public Schools! Vote for the Local District 4 and Echo Park Community Partners Design Team Plan for CRES 14 during this week's PSC 2.0 Advisory!

Big Finance and Big Business paying for corporate charter school advertisements (tags)

Most corporate charter-voucher schools have budgets for marketing advertising, but just in case, the well heeled bosses at the Granada Hills Chamber of Commerce want to make sure you understand and act upon their corporate message.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit: Is the Docket Honest? (tags)

In 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ in the US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, verification of validity of the dockets by Clerk Molly C Dwyer is requested. The Clerks of the US Courts hold a key position in the safeguard of integrity of the courts and Human Rights in the Digital Era.

Gates' Yolie Flores displays an all new level of mendaciousness on ACLU settlement (tags)

Addressing the outrageous mendaciousness of Yolie Flores' recent anti-community and anti-labor op-ed on the Reed Settlement.

Corruption of the courts and the legal profession in El Paso – Sealed in the Heart of Texa (tags)

"Public corruption is prevalent in the United States... Public corruption also is a Texas tradition"

Request Filed to Inspect and to Copy US Supreme Court Electronic Records (tags)

The outcome of petitions and applications by individuals against government or corporation remained vague and ambiguous. The Office of the Clerk sent invalid letters, as notices of "denial", while no judicial records were found in the paper court files as valid foundation for such letter. So far, no public access was permitted to the judicial records in the electronic case management of the US Supreme Court.

Crafty Camino Nuevo Charter Charlatans (tags)

A critical look at the nefarious corporate charter operator, Camino Nuevo, which is trying to pilfer yet another new public school site under LAUSD's corporate giveaway resolution

Alleged corruption of the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States (tags)

No signed orders and decisions can be found in the paper SCOTUS files; false and deliberately misleading dockets are published online by the office of the clerk; false and deliberately misleading letters are mailed by the office of the clerk.

America Replicating Japan (tags)

stagnation here like Japan

What's Causing Kidney Disease in Nicaragua: BUSPH Researchers Investigate (tags)

It's a compelling public health mystery: Thousands of people in Northwestern Nicaragua are dying from chronic kidney failure, and no one knows why.

Britain's War on Islam (tags)

vilifying Muslims

Shield Act Targets First Amendment Freedoms (tags)

police state tactics

Wikileaks SEP-ISSE Public Meetings (tags)

"The significance of the WikiLeaks exposures can be measured by the fact that the organization’s founder, Julian Assange, has faced death threats from US politicians and media figures as well as calls for his trial and execution. Assange is currently threatened with extradition to Sweden on trumped-up sex charges, while the Obama administration has labeled the WikiLeaks founder a "high-tech terrorist.” The attack on WikiLeaks and Assange poses a grave threat to democratic rights and to all those who seek to expose the crimes of the US government."

Waging War on American Workers (tags)

targeting the middle class

Responding to questions of teacher evaluation and performance (tags)

Addressing some of the false arguments by the corporate school privatization junta in regards to teacher evaluations and teacher performance.

Permanent Debt Bondage from America's Student Loan Racket (tags)

mega-theft

Psychology and the Shrinking of America (tags)

Psychology and the Shrinking of America

Growth Madness (tags)

The history of the crisis of the western world that we all experience more or less consciously or unconsciously (or partly ignore) is a history of boundless lobbylism, political corruption, market fetishism and unbroken faith in growth..Economic theories were and are children of their time.

Annabel Melongo: Victimized and Imprisoned (tags)

another political prisoner

Obama Year Two: Continued Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)

government betrayal

Start Treaty Hypocrisy (tags)

more hype than substance

DREAM Act Vote Will Not Be Forgotten (tags)

Senate fails to pass DREAM Act despite unprecedented mobilization and support by the general public

America's War on Islam: New Republican Offensive Planned (tags)

Republican witch-hunts planned

Labor's Last Stand in 2011? (tags)

The stage is set, and the main actors in Congress and in the corporate establishment are ready to perform, having rehearsed behind closed doors for the coming assault on organized labor's most powerful sector, public workers. The final preparations were smoothed out in Obama's tax "compromise" with the Republicans, which gave details of the drama's first act. The tax plan purposely did not include a critical element for state funding, called the Build America Bonds program (BAB), which allows recession-sunk states to easily borrow money from the federal government. In the face of enormous deficits, the states would be left to drown. Reuters blogger James Pethokoukis explains:

WIKILEAKS AND BRAZIL (tags)

Americans play with fire in Brazil. We will burn them.

BTL:Wikileaks Spin: The Public's Right to Know vs. the National Security State (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Labor Wars in NY, Gov Workers in CA Better Prepare (tags)

The NY State budget is a mess, and the construction unions have joined up with Gov. Cuomo to attack public sector workers.

More on Obama's Capitulation and Betrayal (tags)

capitulating to Republicans

REAL VIRTUAL WAR - THE AGE OF THE VIRTUAL CROWDS (tags)

It is necessary to continue the effort to study and to understand the reality.

Request for impeachment of US Judges JED RAKOFF, VIRGINIA PHILLIPS, JOHN WALTER, and US Ma (tags)

The request alleged that the conduct of the named judges and magistrate undermined Banking Regulation and/or Human Rights in the United States.

Obama's Decision to Push Bush's NAFTA-Style Korea Trade Deal Without Real Fixes Is Mistake (tags)

Press release by Public Citizen about the Korean trade agreement that's being pushed.

NGO Monitor Targets Truth for Israel (tags)

Israel's war against truth

Incarceration's Effect on Economic Mobility (tags)

harmful incarceration

Mohamed Osman Mohamud: Terrorist or Victim? (tags)

another likely victim

Enhanced Airport Screening Controversy (tags)

violating civil liberties

William Suter, Clerk of the Supreme Court of the United States – Evidence of Public Corrup (tags)

Conditions that prevail at the US courts today undermine Human Rights and banking regulation, and contribute to disintegration of the frameworks of democratic government in the United States. Reform of the judiciary in the United States is also essential for addressing the current Depression.

What’s Going On In Europe? (tags)

"The attack on education is an international phenomenon. In the UK on Wednesday, tens of thousands of students walked out of classes over tripled tuition fees. Thousands participated in a demonstration in London, where more than 1,000 were penned in and contained by police for hours. Police used batons to beat back students attempting to reach parliament. The demonstrations in Britain came two weeks after more than 55,000 took to the streets throughout the UK. A crackdown by the government has included the arrest of dozens of students. In the US, there have been mass protests and, in some cases, occupations in the state of California against tuition fee increases of more than 30 per cent. The education cuts in Italy and the UK are part of a wave of austerity measures throughout Europe aimed at forcing workers and young people to pay for an ongoing economic crisis."

Orange County Public Guardian Caught Colluding with Elder Abusers (tags)

Orange County Public Guardian caught working with elder abusers to rob seniors

11/22 - Last Day for Public Comment on GMO Salmon! (tags)

Today is the last day for public comment on genetically modified salmon. Please tell Pres. Obama and the FDA that people do not want to risk tampering with natural ecosystems by releasing genetically engineered (GE/GMO) salmon into the oceans and rivers that currently support struggling populations of wild salmon. GMO salmon is the latest trick from Monsanto attempting to control our food supply by replacing wild salmon with genetically engineered "Frankenfish" salmon that have less nutritional value and greater risks of illness, including potential extinction of wild salmon populations by the Monsanto version of GMO salmon.

Spokesperson of the Los Angeles Court Fired - and Allegations of Public Corruption (tags)

Evidence was repeatedly published over the past decade of public corruption and financial management fraud at the Los Angeles Court and Sheriff's Department

Class Warfare Jeopardizing American Workers' Security (tags)

waging war against vital social benefits

American Style Free Trade (tags)

nothing fair about free trade

Reinventing a War Criminal: Defending the Bush Legacy (tags)

the man symbolizes depravity

Orange County Public Guardian Using Domestic Batterers to Help Him Grab Estates (tags)

Seniors worry they will lose all as John Williams forms an alliance with violent abusers

Terror Targets Houston/Chicago -- Official Statement to Investigation (tags)

The Internet analyses of the of Ghost Troop have become legend to Internet Intelligentsia as the new samizdat. In his statement below to government investigators, Captain May is countering the fifth column that is the real power of Al-Qaeda. The editorial about our missions is accurate, as the archives to which it links will show. -- CSM Merlin Neadow, Vietnam veteran --

David Broder: Symbol of Major Media Depravity (tags)

Broder flacks for power

Computer Fraud Opined in the Online Public Access and Case Management Systems of US Courts (tags)

Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the UN Human Rights Council, was incorporated in the official staff report with reference to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession, and discrimination by law enforcement in California". Two papers on the matter were also recently published in a peer reviewed international computer science journal. The current paper expanded on the role of the US courts computer systems in enabling the "corruption".

French Lessons for U.S. Workers (tags)

The world watches as France once again erupts in protests, demonstrations, and strikes. So much is at stake. If France's corporate-dominated government is able to increase the retirement age, other governments will be empowered to follow through with their plans to do the same. If labor, student, and community groups succeed in stopping the pension reform -- or toppling the government -- workers in other countries will likewise be inspired to fight back and organize in the French fashion.

Systemic Washington-Sanctioned Fraud (tags)

massive fraud

Jerry Brown: the Fear Factor (tags)

Why has Jerry Brown ignored requests from thousands to save Orange County seniors?

The Israeli Knesset's Anti-Democratic Agenda (tags)

Israeli repression

The Struggle for a Workers' Recovery (tags)

Stocks are booming; the Dow Jones soared past 11,000; the very wealthy are bursting from their financial seams. Meanwhile, mass unemployment continues, with 95,000 more jobs -- mostly teachers -- lost in September. As millions of Americans sink into desperation, President Obama continues to preach the good word of optimism, based on the gospel of "private sector job growth."

Manifesto of French Economists: Why We Are Shocked (tags)

On October 11 three million French workers were on strike against President Sarkozy's authoritarian attacks on social security and pensions. "Despite its obvious debacle, the neoliberal dogma is still regarded as the only correct economic system."

VENICE BOARDWALK OCEAN FRONT WALK Task Force Meeting 10/6/10 (tags)

this 1x/month meeting facilitated by LA City Council is a place for sharing information...or contentious arguments..

Green U.S. Senate Candidate: End Overseas Wars to Pay for Tuition-Free Higher Education (tags)

"If elected to the U.S. Senate, I will introduce legislation to establish a nationwide program to fully guarantee that every high school graduate living within the United States--regardless of immigration status--is eligible to receive a tuition-free education at a public college, university, or technical trade school of their choosing. We can pay for this program by immediately withdrawing all U.S. troops, private mercenaries, and independent contractors from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan."

UC Regent Richard Blum Personally Profiting Off UC Pension Money-Exposed In New Report (tags)

Peter Byrne in a presentation reports on the systemic criminal conflicts of interest of UC Regent Richard Blum in manipulating the UC Pension fund to benefit himself personally

THE NEW GEORGE BUSH JR ~ KARL ROVE ~ ELITE'S CORRUPTED 911 AMERICAN ELECTION SCHEME .... (tags)

THIS WELL PLANNED SCHEME OF THIS BEHIND THE SCENE CABAL OF WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES HAS UNLEASHED A FRONTAL ATTACK ON OUR WHOLE AMERICAN ELECTIVE PROCESS.

The Bi-Partisan Attack on Public Workers (tags)

States everywhere across the United States are facing the common enemy of extreme budget deficits. Many states have deficits in the multi-billion dollar realm, as the budget crises dominate the debates for the upcoming gubernatorial elections. In these debates, Republican and Democratic candidates are finding it difficult to disagree on the most essential issues around the budget crises. The most crucial question for any incoming governor must be: how will you resolve the state’s budget crisis? The answer from both parties is a resounding: “Public workers and those who depend on their services will pay for the crisis”!

Demand La Opinion/KPCC 89.3 FM “Public” Radio Open Up The U.S. Senate Debate! (tags)

Tired of the same old “Punch and Judy” show that the corporate-owned mainstream media continues to befuddle the voters with every election cycle?

San Bruno - Natural Gas Pipeline Safety is a Myth! (tags)

San Bruno, CA - Following another deadly natural gas pipeline rupture and explosion, it becomes clear that there are few safety standards and the promises of safety made by natural gas pipeline operator corporations like PG&E, El Paso and others are nothing less than blatant deceptions of the public trust. Federal regulators at PHMSA are beholden to corporate interests, NOT to public safety.

The Orange County Public Guardian – the Real Story the Press Doesn’t Want You to See (tags)

The real story is one of a courageous rescue of a 92-year-old woman by a loving daughter who risked her life for her mother. It is a story about continuing harassment from a government official intent on acquiring the assets of the elderly woman.

Register Attends Press Conference and Misses Story (tags)

O.C. Register blows Public Guardian Story

WED 9/8: LA to Launch Divest from Israel CA Ballot Initiative (tags)

Californians committed to peace and justice for Palestine-Israel will launch the statewide campaign of California ballot Initiative 10-0020 with a signing ceremony in front of the Israeli Consulate in Los Angeles on Wednesday, September 8, 2010. Although California has adopted policies requiring divestment from Sudan, Iran and other nations, this is the first ballot measure in the nation aimed at changing Israeli policies through divestment by State agencies. It directs California’s large public employee and teacher pension funds to be consistent with their responsible investing policies and to divest from companies that violate the human rights of Palestinians. The description provided by the office of the Attorney General when it approved the measure for circulation last week says that the initiative “prohibits state retirement funds from investing in companies engaged in certain business activities in Israel.”

Flying the flag, faking the news (tags)

Loud noises from Washington about a US pull-out from Iraq are a poor disguise for America’s determination to keep waging war. And the same sort of spin is at work here in Britain

Net Neutrality Doesn't Go Far Enough (tags)

A latecomer to this "debate" chimes in.

Katrina's Destructive Aftermath (tags)

willfully inflicted harm on many thousands

The Real Stink in Venice (tags)

Venice RV Dumping Hype Really Stinks

Florida Youth Assault Against Drugs (tags)

In another focused assault upon the scourge of drugs in our Tampa Bay communities, the local chapter of the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, an international educational organization established to empower individuals with factual information about drugs, mobilized their volunteers to hand out more than 6,000 booklets this past weekend.

Corrupt Public Guardian Fears Questions (tags)

Corrupt Orange County Public Guardian has Prosecutor Fired for Asking Questions

OC Seniors:If You Have Property the Public Guardian Wants It (tags)

If you've forgotten you calculus, you stand to lose your property

USA: A FUCKED STATE (tags)

:o)

The Israeli Lobby: Declassified Documents Expose Its Influence (tags)

Israeli Lobby exposed

President (tags)

A brand new film series is hitting the airwaves of public television stations nationwide; the Israeli Film Festival on Public Television’s premiere season features the films of filmmaker Duki Dror. KLCS-TV in Los Angeles will be the first to air the three films will air on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. beginning Tuesday, August 17, 2010.

Seniors, Get Out of Town Before the Public Guardian Snatches Your Life (tags)

Orange County Seniors are under fire from a Public Guardian who is seizing the assets of any senior who comes into his clutches

BTL:Google & Verizon Plan Would End Free, Public Internet as We Now Know It (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Orange County Public Guardian Confiscating Property from Seniors (tags)

In this economy, the Public Guardian is Scamming Seniors for their Property.

Bradley Manning: An American Hero (tags)

He needs and deserves our support

We Can’t Defeat the Capitalist Offensive Without Changing Our Unions (tags)

The struggle against the concessionary policies of the Union hierarchy is harder than fighting the boss but we can’t defeat the boss without changing our Unions

The Liberal Media: Rest in Peace (tags)

the myth of the liberal media

El Paso Corp. Bribes Environmentalists for Ruby Pipeline (tags)

In order to appear more environmentally friendly, proponents of the 680 mile long Ruby Pipeline Project have reached a conservation agreement with two prominant environmental groups (WWP & ONDA) in exchange for the environmental groups dropping any opposition to the proposed pipeline route through pristine sagebrush wilderness, mating ground for endangered sage grouses.

WikiLeaks "Afghan War Diaries" (tags)

a powerful indictment of all wars

Teachers and Democrats Head for Divorce (tags)

It’s best to quickly recognize the red flags in any failing relationship. This way, ties can be severed instead of allowing things to linger forever in dysfunction. For Democrats and teachers’ unions, the writing is on the wall. The two are simply going in opposite directions. The Democrats continue on the road to corporate-inspired charter schools, using the tried and true method of “stronger teacher evaluations” to undermine “underperforming” schools and teachers — thus opening the door wide to private charter schools with their non-union workforce.

LETTER TO REP. SPEIER, 12 D-CA (tags)

Thank you for your public announcement of your support for equity! I would like to properly address your questions during our meeting last Friday, July 16th in your district office in my attempt to further elucidate the case of equity for Filipinos and provide an educational tool for your fellow legislators and the American public as we further gather support now for your anticipated sponsorship of a bill on January of 2011.

CALL OUT: HOW TO MAKE TROUBLE AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE- U.S. EDITION (tags)

Call out for images and stories about innovative and satirical political pranks, scams, street art and direct action from the U.S.

Orange County Adult Protective Services, Prosecuting and Stealing Property from Seniors (tags)

Did you work hard to make a fortune? Have you saved up for your retirement? Don't count on keeping your life's fortune if you live in Orange County, CA. The government wants everything you own.

BANTAY Points Out ‘Conflict of interest’ in the Aquino III Cabinet (tags)

The BANTAY PILIPINAS based California said today that President Benigno Aquino lll’s decision to pick executives from big business for key Cabinet posts has placed his administration in potential conflict-of-interest situations, particularly in state-regulated enterprises, such as power, water, telecommunications and toll roads, the EPCC noted Tuesday. The BANTAY PILIPINAS said the big business appointments were a growing public concern because they were identified with four of the most influential business conglomerates in the country – the Ayala, Lopez, Aboitiz and Metro Pacific groups – to positions with powers to make or unmake business empires. The appointees mentioned were Transportation Secretary Jose de Jesus, Public Works Secretary Rogelio Singson and Energy Secretary Jose Rene Almendras. De Jesus used to be president of Meralco (where the Lopez group and Manuel V. Pangilinan of Metro Pacific are controlling partners) and former executive vice president of Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (headed by Pangilinan). Singson is a former president of Lopez-owned Maynilad Water and former director of Metro Pacific Investments Corp. Almendras is a former president of Manila Water and Cebu Holdings Inc. (both owned by the Ayala group) and former treasurer of the Aboitiz group.

Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)

Internet threatened

Abolishing the Prison Industrial Complex --An interview with Criminal Injustice Kos (tags)

Focusing on the prison abolitionist movement, we interview two co-editors of an exciting new series at Daily Kos, called Criminal InJustice Kos, a weekly series "devoted to exploring the myths of 'crime', 'criminals', and criminal justice and the intersection of race/ethnicity/class/gender/sexuality/age/disability in policing and punishment. Criminal Injustice Kos is committed to furthering action towards reducing inequity in the US criminal justice system." Look for Criminal InJustice Kos every Wednesday at 6 pm CST.

The Case for War: The Iron Mountain Report (tags)

evidence of America's permanent war strategy

Deficit Hysteria: Wrongheaded in Times of Depression (tags)

proposed policies are wrecking economies

War in Afghanistan: illegal, Untenable and Unwinnable (tags)

war now being escalated

United for Human Rights Celebrates Juneteenth (tags)

Slavery stills exists: it’s human trafficking.

Hurbis and Stupidty in the Gulf (tags)

The Gulf of Mexico is a toxic waste site now. The EPA allows the public to potential lethal exposures of volatile polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and remains silent.

THE GENERAL AND THE PRESIDENT (tags)

A republic on the way to the empire?

WE AGREE WITH YOUR SPECIAL U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL ERIC HOLDER ...PRESIDENT OBAMA !!! (tags)

OUR WEALTHY ELITE RUNNING AMERICA THROUGH THEIR CONTROL OF OUR U.S.CONGRESS NOW APPEAR TO BE HEARING ALL us little people CRYING OUT FOR REAL JUSTICE TO BEGIN TO BE PROPERLY FINANCED IN ALL OUR VARIOUS COURTS OF LAW . ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ALL OF OUR POORER AMERICANS SURELY MUST HAVE A FUTURE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AFFORDED PROPER LEGAL REPRESENTATION PRIOR THE VERY REAL THREATS OF WRONGFULL LOSE OF THEIR THEIR CHILDREN, HOMES, FREEDOMS OR LIVES... FOR OUR SPECIAL AMERICA TO CONTINUE BEING ONE OF THE FAIREST AND FINEST COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD.FOR ALL OUR CITIZENS TO RESIDE IN.

BTL:U.S. Supreme Court on Course to Tear Down Campaign Finance Reform Laws (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Oval Office Duplicity: Cover for Corporate Criminality (tags)

government/corporate crime

EMERGENCY SUMMIT-THE PEOPLE MUST ACT TO STOP THE OIL CATASTROPHE (tags)

The BP oil blowout is an environmental catastrophe, bringing great peril to marine and wildlife in the Gulf and threatening ecosystems of the planet. The spill is still out of control and spreading. It jeopardizes communities and livelihoods. The government and BP have proven unable and unwilling to stop the disaster, protect the Gulf, or even tell the truth. The people must come together now to stop this nightmare.

Representative David Dreier (R-CA) Violates Civil Rights (tags)

June 14, 2010 On June 10, 2010, disabled member Bob Maschi went to Representative David Dreier’s office at 510 East Foothill Boulevard, Suite 201, San Dimas, CA. 91773. Representative Dreier is a Republican and member of the House of Representatives for California's 26th Congressional District. Representative Drier’s office is located on the second floor of an office building that does not have an elevator – a stairway is the only way up.

Targeting Whistleblowers: Truth Telling Endangered (tags)

dissent and whistleblowers in America endangered.

Two more Americans found dead in the Arizona desert (tags)

Concerned Citizens group had just lift the area a few days earlier they say in view of this latest shootings they are ready to deploy again, to video tape and educate Americans about the real threat to National Security and our public safety.

Insurance Comm Candidate Padilla Opposes "Cap" On BP Ins-Calls For Seizure Of BP & Energy (tags)

Dina Padilla, Peace and Freedom Party candidate for California Insurance Commissioner has opposed any changes of insurance caps and instead is calling for the seizure of BP and public control of the entire energy under democratic worker management with the profits going to the public.

The Rift between Teachers and Democrats Widens (tags)

The corporate media is brutally honest on rare occasions. Take for example a recent article in The New York Times Magazine, titled The Teachers’ Union’s Last Stand (05-23-10). The title itself is surprisingly sincere, since it admits that the nation’s teachers are being targeted for attack by the Obama Administration, through his “Race to the Top” education reform. And although the article has an inherently corporate bias, it contains many revelations that have been otherwise ignored in the mainstream media.

Stand Up for Local Media! Stop the Comcast/NBC Merger. (tags)

A Comcast takeover of NBC would mean higher prices, fewer choices, and could spark a wave of new media mergers. It would give one company too much control of what we can watch and how we can watch it.

The Financial Market Must Become a Public Service (tags)

An institutional crisis faces us, not individual failure. Egoism makes one short-sighted; greed makes one blind. Capitalism is not simply a market system. Capitalism is a social order. Therefore it cannot be left to economists to decide which laws of the market should operate.

INTERNATIONAL PRISONER RELEASES & EXCHANGES FROM PERU,IRAN & U.S. BRING US ALL CLOSER TO.. (tags)

~ INTERNATIONAL PRISONER RELEASES AND EXCHANGES BRING US ALL CLOSER TO PEACE NOT WAR ~ LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS APPLAUDS OUR FRIENDS IN PERU & ELSE~WHERE AROUND THE WORLD FOR SHOWING IRAN & AMERICA REAL CLASS,GRACE AND LEADERSHIP IN ALLOWING LORI BERENSON AND HER CHILD A CHANCE AT LIVING A FULL AND PRODUCTIVE LIFE !!!

HUD's Public Housing Privatization Scheme "PETRA" Is Rejected (tags)

People across the nation are speaking out against the scheme to privatize 1.2 million public housing units, under a HUD proposal called Transforming Rental Assistance (TRA) initiative. The struggle against the privatization of public housing in Berkeley and Oakland has blossomed into a nation wide struggle against the profiteers that are trying to terminate public housing programs across the nation! On May 25, 2010, at a congressional hearing, Congresswoman Maxine Waters and many housing advocacy organizations from across the country spoke-out against HUD's proposals, and submitted written statements for the hearing record opposing TRA, including the Los Angeles Coalition to End Hunger and Homelessness and other Los Angeles housing and human rights organizations.

SAVE AMERICA's PUBLIC HOUSING - No on PETRA! - NO on TRA! (tags)

Public housing in Berkeley and Oakland are under attack by corporate profiteers, and if HUD and the Obama Administration have it their way, public housing across the nation will be next on the chopping block of corporate privatization! Join the struggle against the privatization of public housing!

Ms. (tags)

Yes on Proposition 15 Benefit Show! June 1st at the EchoLA! Feature DJ Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns, White Apple Tree and Buddy Akai.

Growing Homelessness in America (tags)

Washington's indifference to a growing problem

CA Candidate Leonard James Martin Commends Tesla for not Building at Downey Toxic Dump Sit (tags)

Candidate Leonard J. Martin has commended the decision of Tesla Motors Inc. not to build a green electric assembly plant at the contaminated toxic dump site in Downey, California. He also called for an investigation of sickness by Los Angeles County Of Education employees LACOE whose offices are located next to the site.

Cinco de Mayo Street Celebrations Shut Down by San José Police (tags)

During Cinco de Mayo celebrations, residents of San José faced daytime checkpoints, citations, and arrests on a scale not matched by any other festival of the year. By 10 pm the focus appeared to be diverting cars and mostly-Latino youths from the downtown area, effectively evacuating the city center and shutting down street celebrations on two nights.

Meet Green Party Gubernatorial Candidate Laura Wells in L.A., May 22, 2010 (tags)

Laura Wells is running an active statewide Green Party campaign for Governor with two key goals: To bring into the public discourse policy options that neither "Titanic party" candidate will touch and To continue building the Green Party into a viable major party, anticipating and helping bring about the day when there will be a major shift in our state's and our country's political landscape.

How Recessions Cause Wars and Revolutions (tags)

A quick glance around the globe reveals a ruined international economy, wars and more wars in the works, and revolutionary movements aplenty — all connected phenomena. No, the apocalypse is not coming; but the international economic system currently used to arrange the social order is crumbling, taking everyone down with it. The global capitalist system is in far worse shape than most people realize: it may only take the tiny economy of Greece to go bankrupt to break this camel’s back — and finally the word “recession” will be antiquated and “depression” will be in vogue.

Using Alleged Terrorism to Escalate Wars and Homeland Repression (tags)

NY bomb incident may unleash a wave of homeland repression

Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone (tags)

Highly disturbing information about Republican Riverside County Supervisor Jeff Stone and his ties to organized crime is provided at the URL offered.

5/13 CA State Superintendent Of Public Instruction Candidate Leonard Martin Backs LA Court (tags)

Leonard Martin, the only candidate for CA State Superinendent For Public Instruction opposing charter schools is backing a law suit against the illegal establishment by the LA Unified School District of Birmingham High School in Los Angeles and will attend the court hearing on May 13.

New York Car Bomb Incident: Another False Flag? (tags)

Another suspicious false flag possibility

Memorandums on Alternative Economic Policy (tags)

The social state, solidarity, sharing and social justice open doors while neoliberal deregulation leads to exploding inequality, generalized insecurity and disappearance of the public spirit.

What Real Financial Reform Looks Like (tags)

Washington financial reform assures business as usual

National Public Radio's Pro-Israeli Bias (tags)

NPR supports power and privilege and their worst crimes

The Bank Tribunal in Berlin (tags)

Even today most radical market liberals do not see beyond their ideological blinders and explain the financial market crisis as a state breakdown. The financial catastrophe is a fiasco of their religious doctrine. The catastrophe plunged the dominant economy into a crisis of meaning.

Growing Public Anger in America (tags)

Washington blamed for nation's woes

Attac's Bank Tribunal: The Jury's Verdict (tags)

This crisis did not break out over society like a force of nature. Financial managers spread the legend that financial crises belong to capitalism as water belongs to the ocean and that euphoric phases of bubble formation and the bursting of bubbles come and go like the seasons.

WORLD WEEK FOR ANIMALS IN LABS 2010 (tags)

Local activists stage a cage sit in and fake liberation for the UN recognized event, World Week for Animals in Labs 2010.

KPFA Manager "Resigns" (tags)

KPFA's General Manager was forced to resign by the LSB amd PNB, but the anti-democratic faction she represented protested, putting out much misinformation about the termination and her performance as GM, even compromising the integrity of the KPFA news to present their one sided spin.

US-Arroyo Regime practices brinkmanship, Provokes public outrage. (tags)

“ The US-Arroyo regime continues its game of brinkmanship. It continues to anger and provoke the public outrage.” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) adds it strong voice to the vehement protest of the Filipino people over the clearance given by the Secretary of justice Alberto Agra to the Ampatuans and condems the US-Arroyo dangerous game of brinkmanship.

US-Arroyo Regime practices brinkmanship, Provokes public outrage. (tags)

“ The US-Arroyo regime continues its game of brinkmanship. It continues to anger and provoke the public outrage.” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) adds it strong voice to the vehement protest of the Filipino people over the clearance given by the Secretary of justice Alberto Agra to the Ampatuans and condems the US-Arroyo dangerous game of brinkmanship. Agra on Friday issued a resolution clearing Governor Zaldy Ampatuan of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and his cousin, former acting Maguindanao vice governor Akmad Ampatuan Sr.

Defend Public Education- March 4th Follow-up (tags)

Students, Teachers, workers and parents united last October to Strike and for a Day fo Aciton on March 4th. This is the second conference to Defend Public Education

MHC DEMANDS GENUINE PUBLIC APOLOGY TO THE FILIPINOS FROM ADAM CAROLLA AND THE CBS (tags)

We are speaking on behalf of the Filipino American immigrants and the Filipino people in general on your recent public pronouncement against us. In your radio program you mentioned that Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is illiterate and prays to chicken bones. You further added that the Philippines is nothing but Pacquiao and sex tours. Really, Mr. Carolla, these whole racist remarks from a supposedly intelligent person like you, being part of the media, is all about you and not us.

LETTER TO THE RACISt ADAM COROLLA (tags)

It is high time that you practice professionalism in media, Mr. Carolla. On behalf of the Filipino American immigrants and the Filipino people whom you have unnecessarily hurt, we demand a real and genuine public apology from you . This time we will not take your racial tirade sitting down. We are writing to your sponsors for them to withdraw their support as your program is not worthy of public trust and respect.

Wkileaks is legit...check it out ! (tags)

Wikileaks is doing some outstanding reporting, and seems to be 'legitimate' and thus needs more than just readers, they need more support [see bottom of their web page]. Join in FREER info/ speech/ transparency ..dont be a passive public , do something worthwhile NOW !

There is only one economy (tags)

The stock exchange produces nothing. Speculations and bets do not create any assets, even if the daily stock market reports on television try to get us to believe the opposite. That the financial markets make themselves independent is the result of political decisions.

A Crisis of Priorities (tags)

10 minute long video coverage of March 4 Rally to save public education. Downtown Los Angeles. Schools not jails, books not bars!

Over 50 Attend Whitburn Fundraiser in Hillcrest March 28 (tags)

Stephen Whitburn, openly Gay candidate for the Fourth Supervisorial District in San Diego County, held a fundraiser for his campaign Sunday, March 28 at the Bamboo Lounge in Hillcrest. Despite vicious attacks from supposedly “progressive” media outlets in both the straight and Queer communities, the event was a success, drawing more than 50 people who roared their support for Whitburn's opposition to the proposed Merriam Mountains development — a plan to blast off the tops of mountains to build houses on them — and the practice of Supervisors to accept gifts from individuals, organizations and corporations who directly benefit from the Board's decisions.

Protect Detroit and protect the nation. (tags)

"Protect Detroit and protect the nation. The following articles show what we’re up against. Also see reports on DemocracyNow.org (04/02/10)." "While the Mayor’s urban renewal plan has high-level backing, many have condemned it as a form of land-grabbing. I’m joined now by a vocal critic of the proposed downsizing of Detroit. Sharon “Shea” Howell is an activist and a professor of communication and journalism at Oakland University. She writes a weekly column for the Michigan Citizen."

Bogus Washington-Proposed Financial Reform (tags)

banker, not people reform

Labor Leader Jack Gerson Endorses Stewart Alexander for California Governor (tags)

Today, public education is being challenged by corporations that have an interest in taking control over public education. Stewart Alexander says he would agree that the educational system is flawed; however, “We cannot abandon education to the private sector, for-profit corporations. Corporations are concerned with the bottom line, increasing profits; this will result in having non-union teachers and workers and increase cost for the public sector.”

Nonprofit does not want the poor in public housing units (tags)

Long-time public housing residents face displacement!

Defeat in Victory: The Democrat's Health Care Bill (tags)

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war. It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.

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.

Brazil-Paraná-Curitiba: The creation of a new transport company in the big city. (tags)

A very specific historical-political phenomenon has happened here : the bus companies have become so important and powerful, in such a close symbiosis with politicians of the city, that simply was not possible to walk the steps that everyone has walked, in the direction of urban trains, the subways and other solutions universally enshrined.

Nonprofit developers interested in Berkeley's public housing, minus the poor (tags)

Berkeley's mostly African-American public housing residents are not wanted by local nonprofit housing developers that are interested in the proposal to sell Berkeley's 75 public housing units!

The "Houdini Recovery" under IMF-Type Austerity (tags)

the recovery is the big lie

Democracy and Insurrection in Greece and the World (tags)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010
CLAREMONT, California - Southern California got a taste of Greek-style anarchism and insurrection in a series of talks given by Peter Gelderloos, author of How Nonviolence Protects the State, and Greek comrades from the Void Network Tasos Sagris and Sissy Doutsiou. With Audio.
Leer este artículo en español: Democracia e Insurrección en Grecia y el Mundo

Anatomy of Conspiracy Theory By Zahir Ebrahim (tags)

In fact, some of the best cloaking devices for clandestine covert-operations and hidden agendas have been invented by the most brilliant minds – here is one exposition for instance from Ezra Pound: “invent two lies and have the public keep arguing which one of them might be true”. Another is by Leo Strauss – the erudite teacher of the majority of the neo-cons – called “Noble Lies”. A third by the White House, often referred to as “plausible deniability”. Lastly, we also have the “limited hangout” and “modified limited hangout” conspiracies to mislead the public in case “plausible deniability” for governmental wrong-doing doesn't work. But wait, we also have “beneficial cognitive diversity” through “cognitive infiltration” - previously known as COINTELPRO and undercover operations - thanks to the academic regurgitation of Harvard Law Professor Cass Sunstein, now President Obama's Chief Information Officer.

With regard to ANAIRC’s campaign against Nicaragua Sugar, Flor de Caña and Grupo Pellas (tags)

To this date, there is no recognized formal scientific study that establishes a relationship of causality between sugarcane cultural practices and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

March for California's Future (tags)

Educators, public employees, and others are marching from Bakersfield to Sacramento - hundres of miles - to fight for public services.

The Business of Water: Privatizing an Essential Resource (tags)

Water is life, not a commodity

March 4 in Riverside (with embedded video) (tags)

March 4, 2010
RIVERSIDE - In a demonstration infused with dance, students and workers of the University of California, Riverside demanded an end to fee hikes, staffing furloughs, and cuts in class offerings. They chanted as they marched to downtown Riverside, where they were met by a contingent of student and worker activists from Riverside Community College for another rally. After the speeches, a carefully-orchestrated symbolic "death of public education" and die-in blocked traffic on University Avenue for about five minutes before protesters voluntarily cleared the street and avoided any threat of arrest.
Photo set 1: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235667.php
Photo set 2: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235687.php
Article: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/03/235709.php

Support the Protests says Ohio Socialist Senate Candidate (tags)

Dan La Botz, the Cincinnati school teacher who joined the Ohio race for U.S. Senate last month, issued a statement today supporting the national day of protests over the crisis in education. He also called for the creation of system of free, quality public education such as some states, such as California, had in the 1960s. “The Obama administration and the U.S. Congress provided trillions in grants, loans, and federal insurance to banks and corporations for the bailouts,” said La Botz. “The total military and war budget comes to almost $750 billion dollars. The President’s proposed education budget is just under $50 billion dollars. The Obama government provided hundreds of times more money to the bankers than it will to teachers and students, and it will spend 15 times more on arms and war than on our children’s education. Obama proposes more loans for college students, loans that will saddle more families and students with more debt. We don’t need loans—we need free education.”

Knock! Knock! UCLA -- It's time to let us in (tags)

The debate is over. We don't want to talk about "humane research." We demand to see it!

Finance Capitalism Devalues Labor (tags)

Businesses are capital investments in the hands of shareholders. Consequently managers only serve the interests of shareholders.

AFTER THE RAIN, CONFLICT WITH POLICEMEN (tags)

Burning the bridges of the corruption.

March 4 Socialist Program to Defend Education (tags)

On March 4, students and workers throughout California and the US will demonstrate against the attack on public education and increases in tuition that are making a college education unaffordable for the majority of working class youth.

MAYOR OF THE LARGEST CITY OF BRAZIL IS ANNULLED BY THE JUSTICE (tags)

Delicious news.

Selling Out America to Wall Street (tags)

pillaging American wealth

The Great Bi-Partisan Deception (tags)

Some cancer is too aggressive even for chemotherapy. The US political system is infected with such a disease; and we may be witnessing the first death spasms. In a country ravaged by war and economic crisis, with tens of millions of people suffering, politicians are capable of doing absolutely nothing to help ordinary people. The only two “achievements” of the Democrat’s super majority in the Senate — over the course of five months — were an ineffectual stimulus package and a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan.

Shut down LA March 4th! Mtgs (tags)

On March 4th cities across California and thorughout the nation will engage in strikes, work stoppages, occupations, and rallies for public education

FASCIST MILITARY VIOLENCE IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

The arrest and torture of 43 medical and health professionals in the Philippines by the Arroyo military and police seeks to obscure the ongoing Ampatuwan-Arroyo trial and rehearse emergency martial-law schemes to prolong the Arroyo regime's corrupt and brutal domination. US citizens: will you allow millions of your tax-dollars to support Arroyo's military-police in fascist abuses?

LA Students & UTLA Teachers Speak Out On Privatization-No More Give Aways, Save Our School (tags)

On February 9, hundreds of students and UTLA teachers rallied throughout Los Angeles to protest the privatization and destruction of public education in the school district

Greed, the Corrupt System and Shadow Banking (tags)

A sudden change of thought patterns has occurred. For thirty years, the dogmas were in effect: trust in the self-healing powers of the market, the sleek state is the best of all possible states and economic policy will be unnecessary if the central banks fights inflation.

California Charter School under investigation (tags)

The founder of a public charter school in the East Bay is under attack in the wake of a state audit that uncovered questionable financial practices, including lavish payments to her.

Human Rights Abuses in Israel and Occupied Palestine (tags)

Jews are also affected

"L'HOMME QUI MARCHE I" AND GIVES PROFIT (tags)

The art is of doing the price.

Rosa Parks Day in Californa ~ Early Life & Childhood (tags)

The early life of Rosa Parks shares a very common story of life in Black Farm communities throughout America, especially the Deep South. Today, the courage and faith of Rosa Parks is needed to close the final chapter of systemic racial discrimination with America's Last Plantation, the United States Departmento of Agriculture. Healthy Solutions are available by supporting, Black Agriculture in the 21st Century, focus on job creation, career development and creating sustainable communities, building on the legacy of a strong generation of elders and ancestors.

The President's Leadership Challenge: A Call to Bold Action (tags)

"Mr. President, there has never been any doubt you are a brilliant orator. And it is also clear that nothing you have said will cause the Republicans in the Senate to break their stranglehold on progress, using threats of filibusters to destroy the majority rule that is the hallmark ..."

The End of Illusion and the Beginning of the Future (tags)

Elite democracy with its corruption of wealth distribution, language and community is not the last word. The future could be a human future of a social contract, not a war of wolves against each other. Access could replace excess.

The crisis in Venezuela: understanding the causes, assigning blame and suggesting solution (tags)

* The public pronouncement from the Editorial Collective of El Libertario in mid-January 2010 on the current situation in Venezuela.

UT; (1/26) Stop EnergySolution's Depleted Uranium Imports! (tags)

EnergySolutions already has imported railcars filled with depleted uranium that they plan to bury at undisclosed locations in the Western Salt Lake desert. For extra time before burial, environmentalists are asking the UT Dept. of Environmental Quality to support new rules that would prevent DU burials in state until (unbiased) public health studies and further research into groundwater, hydrological and geological process near burial sites can be deemed "safe".

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.

Berkeley public housing residents demand resignations (tags)

Berkeley's Public Housing Residents Say "Hell No" To The Privatization Of Their Housing & Demand Resignation Of Housing Director!

Thousands to Demonstrate for Green Power! (tags)

Become a revolutionary agent of change!

Anarchists to Hold Bookfair, Disseminate Radical Literature (tags)

Public is invited for workshops, performances, experiments in non-oppressive relations.

The Mark of Cain: God and Man at Angola Prison (tags)

This article by James Ridgeway is featured at a brand new website focusing on the issue of solitary confinement in prisons. The Solitary Watch News site (http://www.solitarywatch.wordpress.com) is part of an emerging project called Solitary Watch, an innovative public web site aimed at bringing this issue out of the shadows and into the light of the public square.

UCLA increases parking fees some more (tags)

UCLA has instituted a $3/ parking fee on Disabled Placard holders everywhere on campus after years of following Calif State free parking for legitimate blue zoned areas, starts Jan 1, 2010, but.....

Israel's East Jerusalem Linked Settlement Expansion (tags)

continued land theft

The Economic Crisis Ends; the Political Crisis Begins (tags)

First Iceland, then Ireland, now Greece. Much of Europe is mired in inescapable debt and bankrupt nations, the result of crashing banks, bank bailouts, and soaring unemployment. The U.S. and U.K. watch from a distance, knowing their turn is next. The European corporate-elite — like their American counterparts — lavished non-stop praise on the “bold yet necessary” decision to bail out the banks; the economy was supposedly saved from “impending collapse.” But every action has an equal but opposite reaction. Bailing out the banks saved the butts of dozens of European bankers, but now millions of workers are about to experience a thundering kick in the ass.

Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (Part II) (tags)

Worse than Bush

Obama Year One: Betrayal and Failure (tags)

Obama's shocking betrayal

Southwest Museum To Fully Close... (tags)

Autry Implements Full Closure, Returns Money and "Not Available" to Meet with Councilmember Jose Huizar Who's Offering Potential Signficant Funding. . . . THIS weekend from 12-5 p.m. either day, please stop by the Southwest Museum store, do some last minute holiday shopping but mostly, let them know you’ll miss them! This is the last weekend they're open.

copenhagen police destroy integrity of the conference (tags)

a new phase of climate destruction, the public violent beating of earth advocates

MMJ Patients are not narcotics offenders! (tags)

After having charges of possession of 98 plants and 1.72 lbs of processed marijuana reversed, Mr. Archer requested that he not be ordered to register under 11590 was granted.

Join the E-March to Protect Public Education Funding (tags)

The State is cutting education funding. Take this simple action to send the Governor a message.

Twin comic strips on youtube explain organized stalking (tags)

The growing crime of organized stalking is hopefully a little closer to public awareness as a result of twin comic strips, showing both the target and perpetrator sides of this crime.

Why Obama's Surge in Afghanistan? (tags)

Tuesday’s announcement that President Obama will send an additional 30,000 soldiers to Afghanistan — while begging his foreign allies to send an extra 10,000 — will have dramatic effects throughout the American and world society. The hope that Obama’s election would drastically change U.S. foreign policy has been destroyed. The effects of his troop surge will change the minds of millions of Americans, who, until this point, were giving Obama the benefit of the doubt. Such moments in history are capable of instantly removing piles of dust from the collective eyeball — just as the bank bailouts did.

Media Disseminated Myths about Obamacare (tags)

lies and deceit about health care reform

Universal Single-Payer Healthcare Coverage: An Economic Stimulus Plan (tags)

Imagine - doing the right thing is economically beneficial.

PRESIDENT OBAMA OBVIOUSLY CHOSE THE RIGHT MAN FOR OUR POORER AMERICANS..... (tags)

LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS APPLAUDS OUR U.S. ATTORNEY GENERALS THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS CONCERNING HIS FUTURE ASPIRATIONS FOR OUR AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM.** WE GREATLY APPRECIATE HAVING SUCH A SPECIAL PERSONALITY AS ERIC HOLDER TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY INTO THE NEW AGE OF JUDICIAL CHANGE FOR ALL OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR U.S. CITIZENS...

A Year of Obama (tags)

"Not learning lessons from the bank collapse reproduces or strengthens the dominance of the financial sector. The danger of a repetition of the crisis grows..The political right-wing slanders the health reform project as an `attack on freedom.'"

The Struggle for Net Neutrality (tags)

struggle for a free and open Internet

Good and Bad Choices for Energy Policy and the Environmental Movement 2009-2010 (tags)

Two energy/environment phenomena are being widely discussed currently. These are global warming, and its mitigation, and the nuclear resurgence – the worldwide push to supply power with nuclear power plants. Careful study of these issues leads to the following conclusions: 1. Global warming is real and is causing harm. 2. Global warming is mostly due to heat production by human industry since the 1800s, from nuclear power and fossil fuels, better termed hydrocarbons, – coal, oil, natural gas. Greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2 play a minor role even though they are widely claimed the cause. 3. Both nuclear and hydrocarbon-based power must be eliminated to solve the global warming problem. 4. Nuclear power advocates have commandeered the global warming/greenhouse gas formula to promote nuclear power, based upon two errors: exaggerating the role of CO2 on the one hand and incorrectly claiming that nuclear power plants do not produce CO2 on the other hand. 5. Nuclear power can not be separated from nuclear weapons, which are essential to the consistent drive for American military dominationof the world. This is the reason for nuclear power. Nuclear power does not make sense as a safe, efficient, or economical way to provide energy. 6. Solar and solar-derived (wind, wave) sources of power do not add heat to the environment and can be used to supply virtually unlimited electrical energy without causing global warming. If done properly they will open up new vistas of human freedom and cultural development. They also produce much less CO2 than either nukes or hydrocarbons.

Why I Voted NO on H.R. 3962 (Health Care) (tags)

Outside of the business as usual misinformation coming from medical insurance corporation spokespersons claiming Obama's healthcare plan is "socialist", very few legitimate critiques of Obamacare have made headlines. Here is another "NO" vote against H.R. 3962, though this time for very different reasons.

Alexander: Gov. Schwarzenegger Should Investigate A.G. Jerry Brown’s Office (tags)

Recently, it was discovered that Jerry Brown’s communications director Scott Gerber, had been secretly recording phone conversations with reporters which is a violation of California law. Alexander says, “It is now the responsibility of Governor Schwarzenegger to launch an investigation into this matter to ease public concerns that it is not a cover-up by the attorney general’s office.

FULL RECOGNITION IS REAL JUSTICE (tags)

On February 18, 1946, the US Congress passed and President Truman signed Public Law 70-301, known as the "Rescission Act of 1946" - affecting close to half a million Filipinos who fought side by side with the Americans in the WAR against Imperial Japan in the Pacific. These Filipino Veterans who gallantly served America and suffered torture and even death in the hands of its enemy found themselves fighting the longest battle of their lives: 63 years of struggle to be recognized as full Veterans of Foreign War and gain all benefits accorded to such status.

Suspected Hemorrhagic Pneumonia Outbreak Hits Ukraine (tags)

Ukraine situation may head everywhere

HABEAS LOUNGE Perspective Group 10 / Bicyclists + Public Transportation / DTLA Art Walk (tags)

How does downtown exist as a hub for MTA riders and bicyclists in the city? The HABEAS LOUNGE is a built environment created by LA artist Linda Pollack, specifically constructed to foster and animate civic dialogue. Topics of past LOUNGE series include urban planning, constitutional issues, the economy, and city history.

Paid Lying: What Passes for Major Media Journalism (tags)

state of today's major media

NDF -EV URGES PEOPLE TO ACT ON UTILITIES CRISIS (tags)

PESANTE NEWS today learned through news sources that NDF-EV or The National Democratic Front-Eastern Visayas today expressed solidarity with the people over the crises in electricity and water in Tacloban and the rest of Leyte and the region. "The people of Tacloban are struggling to get such basic needs as electricity and water," said Fr. Santiago Salas, NDF-EV spokesperson. "But the Petilla and Romualdez political dynasties not only ignore this, they add further to the mess by squabbling over water administration as one of the political spoils at stake in the 2010 election. Meanwhile, the people are fuming at the lack of water and furthermore anticipate a power rate hike on top of that problem. Poor water and electricity services are not unique to Tacloban but widespread in the region because of government neglect."

Settlement Puts an End to Controversial Elephant Hill Development in Los Angeles (tags)

Settlement between City of LA and Monterey Hills Investors LLC puts an end to the controversial residential development of 24 luxury homes on Elephant Hill in the community of El Sereno in Los Angeles.

Reject Corporate Option for Health Care (tags)

No one, progressive or conservative, would vote for or in any way support Private Insurance Control of the country's health proram if they knew just a bit more about the private insurance industry. Who's in charge here? Not we, the people.

New Comic Strip Series re Organized Stalking (tags)

New comic strip to educate the public about the crime of organized stalking has been made available on the web. It is hoped this series will help educate the public about a crime for which action by the justice systems of the world is long overdue.

Jackson Challenger Hayes Rejects Public Option (tags)

Chicago, IL–(ENEWSPF)– Isaac C. Hayes, the GOP nominee for Congress in Illinois' Second Congressional District, released a statement Tuesday condemning health care reform that includes a public option. Hayes called the proposed "public option" in health care reform legislation moving through the Congress is a "Nightmare on Elm Street." which will lead to soaring deficits, and declining medical care for Americans. The program will also scare the daylights out of bondholders of the U.S. and that's deadly for America's economic future.

The Bosses Have the Public Sector in Their Sights. (tags)

Years of collaboration and concessions by the heads of organized Labor have paved the way for the aggressive attacks and confidence the employers are displaying now. These concessionary policies have been a catastrophe for workers leading to much unnecessary suffering.

Monday, October 19, 7:00 PM California’s Budget Crisis: The Rich Profit, Workers Pa (tags)

Public report and discussion on the who, what, where and what to do on California's budget mess. Includes strategizing on how to build a movement to force a sane and pro worker budget.

California’s Budget Crisis: The Rich Profit, Workers Pay (tags)

Public report and discussion of the who, why, what, and what next of the California State Budget. Includes strategizing on how to build a movement to demand a sane, pro worker budget

Noam Chomsky on the Cuban 5 (tags)

Chomsky was interviewed by Radio Havana Cuba on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the arbitrary arrest and detention in Miami of Cubans Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who after a legally flawed trial in Miami District Court, are incarcerated in US prisons for infiltrating anti-Cuba Miami based groups of terrorists with the aim of defending Cuba against US based terrorism. As Professor Chomsky says in this interview "They weren't criminals. They were heroes". He points out "that the only way to remedy the injustice is to withdraw the charges completely".

MIT grad shows CDC mind-behavior control duping doctors and public to buy vaccine (tags)

Buyer beware. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) officials are almost ready for their PR company to unleash a sophisticated, powerful H1N1 'swine flu' vaccine multimedia marketing campaign to dupe doctors and exploit society's most vulnerable through what social scientists call mind control that aims for behavior control.

Lula rethinks his succession (tags)

All those individuals and companies that today invest in government securities, taking advantage of high interest rates set by COPOM, can redirect their resources to also profitable and secure financing of the myriad of infrastructure works that the country has demanded for decades, as those international companies engaged in oil exploration can continue to do so, under a new set of laws that guarantee the interests of Brazilian population and the preponderance of a Petrobras with less shares at the New York Stock Exchange and more shares under direct control of the Brazilian national state.

Maritime Security - Oct. 20-21 (tags)

Public to View Maritime Security Technology Oct. 20-21 at Long Beach Convention Center

Teach-in on Single-Payer "Medicare for all" Healthcare, Anaheim, Oct 9th (tags)

Richard Gingery, M.D, a member of "Physicians for a National Health Program," a non-profit research and education organization composed of 17,000 physicians, medical students and health professionals, will do a "teach-in" showing how a single-payer "Medicare for All"-type system is the best public option for solving the healthcare crisis here in the United States.

How Neoliberal Ideology Destabilized the World Balance: Krugman and Galbraith (tags)

"If the depression has not openly erupted, all the features of the 1930s are having a spectacular comeback." (Paul Krugman) To free the US from the claws of private interests, James Galbraith urges the public authority to set social and ecological norms.

Facts for Working People (tags)

Facts for Working People on Education * Capitalism Loves Education...to death! * Charter Schools- a move to privitize education * Teachers- Why you shouldn't work "off the clock" * Teaching " to the test" Poor Children Left Behind * Bailout vs Public Education * Detroit Education Strike

Reviewing Project Censored's Latest Top 25 Censored Stories (tags)

Project Censored's fabulous new book.

Billionaire Meg Whitman to Challenge Same-Sex Marriage Rights (tags)

Meg Whitman may be the most dangerous opponent the same-sex marriage supporters may face in 2010; she is a billionaire, she already has the strong support of her Republican base and she has the financial backing to campaign for governor. The political far right has moved from Hollywood to the corporate board room to recruit candidates for public office and to win political power in California.

The CCI Ironing Board Brigade to Legalize Marijuana (tags)

On September 8th, 2009, a network of true believers across the state kicked off the petition campaign for the California Cannabis Initiative, and the effort has been gaining substantial momentum ever since.

Furlough? Hell No! Cutback? Fight back! UCR Walkout (tags)

In one of the largest campus-based demonstrations in recent memory, UCR students, faculty, and staff joined together to protest tuition hikes and the budget cuts that are prompting furloughs and bad-faith bargaining with UC workers' unions.

LA Health Reform Rally Sticks it to Fox (tags)

Protesters Bite Back at Fox Tales: Healthcare Reform Advocates at Rally in Front of FOX Bear Huge Banner Stating "FOX News is Bad for Our Health!" Tuesday evening, Sept 22, a lively group of approximately 70 activists brought a Pro-Healthcare Reform rally to the sidewalk in front of FOX TV Center at 1999 Bundy in West Los Angeles. To be repeated next Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 5pm-7pm.

Filipino workers say "Never Again" (tags)

Workers belonging to the Coalition Against Contractualization (KONTRA) today marched to Mendiola to mark the anniversary of the signing of Proclamation 1081 that imposed Martial Law 37 years ago and to reaffirm their vows to never again let the country slip into darkness.

Internet Manifesto (tags)

The freedom of the Internet is inviolable. The Internet's open architecture constitutes the basic IT law of a society which communicates digitally and, consequently, of journalism. The web constitutes an infrastructure for social exchange superior to that of 20th century mass media.

BRAZIL GIVES PRIZE TO DEFENDER OF TORTURING (tags)

Chronicle of a country that doesn't punish torturing and that it presses their defenders.

Beyond Market and State (tags)

In a "post-democracy," the interests of global corporations prevail with the continuing facade of democratic institutions and procedures. Interest in politics in the population is very low. Criticism of neoliberalism brings together many movements and groups.

Health Care in a Phantom Democracy (tags)

In general, corporate media coverage of "health care reform" narrowly focused on two views; the Obamacare position of increasing coverage for all via public options and the right-wing town hall protester responses of "No socialized medicine!". Jan Lundberg of Culture Change newsletter invites readers to take a third position, one of community supported self-care that is less dependent on the western medical establishment and focuses instead on self healing by improving lifestyle and nutrition, including detoxification of our shared ecosystem..

Truth Action on the 8th Anniversary of the September 11th attacks (tags)

Anyone unclear on the purpose and methods of Truth Action should visit this thread: http://truthaction.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3227 Contrary to some rumors, racism and right-wing propaganda are UNWELCOME at truthaction.org.

Obama's Empty Labor Day Speech (tags)

President Obama is a friend of the working people…one day a year. The rest of the year he is rewarding banks with bailouts and war contractors with more war. On Labor Day, workers were offered nothing of substance, just kind words. Obama began his speech by spending an excessive amount of time exaggerating the leadership abilities of both AFL-CIO officials and Ohio’s Democratic representatives. The motive was simple: the “partnership” between organized labor and the Democratic Party is central to the languishing existence of the two-party system, while helping to keep the labor movement in an equal state of decline and decay.

The H1N1 Swine Flu Pandemic: Manipulating the Data to Justify a Worldwide Public Health Em (tags)

"There was no attempt to improve the process of data collection in terms of lab. confirmation. In fact quite the opposite. Following the level 6 Pandemic announcement, both the WHO and the CDC decided that data collection of individual confirmed and probable cases was no longer necessary to ascertain the spread of swine flu. As of July 10, one month after the announcement of the level six pandemic, the WHO discontinued the collection of confirmed cases. It does not require member countries to send in figures pertaining to confirmed or probable cases. WHO will no longer issue the global tables showing the numbers of confirmed cases for all countries. However, as part of continued efforts to document the global spread of the H1N1 pandemic, regular updates will be provided describing the situation in the newly affected countries. WHO will continue to request that these countries report the first confirmed cases and, as far as feasible, provide weekly aggregated case numbers and descriptive epidemiology of the early cases. (WHO, Briefing note, 2009)."

Martial Law Alert Over Swine Flu (tags)

Potential draconian laws coming over swine flu

Deshelve Israeli products this week! (tags)

JOIN US AND TAKE ACTION!! The main places locally to buy Israeli products are the Arab markets. They should know better! We are here to support you to ask these stores not to carry Israeli products. If they will not deshelve Israeli products, and voluntarily cleanse their shelves of products that support occupation and apartheid, we are here to provide resources for you to create disencentives for stores to stock Israeli products

Daily L.A. Single-Payer Healthcare Rallies --ANNOUNCING "CAMP HEALTHCARE" (tags)

STAND!! With L.A.'S "CAMP HEALTHCARE!!" STAND FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS WITH THE PEOPLE FOR THE REAL HEALTHCARE REFORMS!!

R.I.P. Ted Kennedy: The Senate’s Last Liberal (tags)

The mainstream media’s eulogies for the late Senator Ted Kennedy predictably focused on his success as a deal-maker, pushing a liberal agenda but in ways that compromised and often won the support of Republicans and conservatives. But Kennedy’s deals were based on the existence of a Republican party that, despite its different priorities from the Democrats, still believed in government as a force for the public good. Today’s nihilistic, Right-wing dominated Republican Party no longer believes in government as anything but a repressive instrument for benefiting the rich and enforcing the discipline of “the Market” on working people both domestically and abroad who dare to challenge the imperatives of lassiez-faire capitalism. What the times call for are tough, no-nonsense progressive resistance to the bipartisan Market agenda, not support of capitalist politicians promoted as “pragmatists” in the corporate media.

Orderly Town Hall Meeting Explores Public Option (tags)

Civility and Decorum Take Precedence at Ward A.M.E Health Care Forum/Discussion

PROFIT x PEOPLE (tags)

The richest man from Brazil wants to squeeze a coastal community to build port. Nature will be affected seriously.

$100 million for Section 8 housing crisis falls short (tags)

$100 million in extra federal funding helps to save the nation's Section 8 housing program in Berkeley, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles and elsewhere! According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a whopping 15% of 2,400 Public Housing Authorities nationwide, are currently experiencing funding shortfalls in the Section 8 Housing Voucher Program! HUD is currently trying to release an additional $400 million to assist section 8 programs across the nation. See full list of troubled Public Housing Authorities, further below!

CA Safe Schools Nominated for NAU Grant for Change Award (tags)

NAU supporting those who instigate lasting, positive change in their communities

The Obstacles to Real Health Reform - Private Insurers and Big PhRMA (tags)

Predatory providers are the real problem

Obama vs Insurance:Pillow fights (tags)

Obama and the health insurance companies are pillow fighting. Ready to concede, the Democrats are already saying the ya-hoo attended townhalls have stopped them from passing through legislation, what about the townhalls against the war(s)? This fight is stopping because it never really was meant to win. Just another pillow fight with big business. The media wants us to believe that there is some sort of mass movement out there that is opposed to any sort of health care that is not run by the private sector.

Reinventing No Child Left Behind (tags)

Obama plans to privatize public education

Stewart Alexander: Same-Sex Marriage Rights Can’t Wait (tags)

The leadership within the Peace and Freedom Party wants a measure to support same-sex marriage on the ballot in 2010. Kevin Akin says, “The fight for human rights is back on the ballot for 2010, and if it fails, then 2012.”

Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)

Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.

Global Depression and Regional Wars (tags)

economic hard times and wars

Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana (tags)

California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown’s phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.

Nader Was Right: Liberals Are Going Nowhere With Obama (tags)

Liberals once again were fooled by "lesser evilism" tactics of the Democrats, many devoted much time and energy to elect Obama, yet only receive more of the same as their reward. Our only changes are military use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on prisoners instead of torture, under Obama the only change we will get in reality is a well spoken war criminal instead of a war criminal that speaks jibberish! Think Obama will allow for any domestic or international war crime trial of his predecessor?? Forget about it!! More of the same!!

Free Speech is a Right - Not a Lottery Prize! (tags)

FREE SPEECH IS A RIGHT NOT A LOTTERY PRIZE! Venice Beach Boardwalk Coalition (VBBC) challenges City of Los Angeles Permit/Lottery on Venice Boardwalk

Vaccination Myths and Truths (tags)

vaccine dangers

Workers can take advantage of a serious crisis too. (tags)

Capitalists aren't the only ones that should be taking advantage of a good crisis. Workers shouldn't let a crisis go to waste either.

Secretary of Education Duncan: Pushing the Chicago Plan - video link (tags)

link info to video stream

CENSORSHIP AT INDYMEDIA REPEATS AGAIN and AGAIN (tags)

Indymedia every so too often decides to CENSOR an article by hiding it from public view..but based on nothing more than it's own group's version of what they like politically or an article that someone there with the power of that clever click who has decided what was offered to the LA public readers now needs to be "gone !" out of sight ! Why they do this is unrevealed and non-transparent. And LA.Indymedia offer no way to reverse their discriminating acts either as there is no one ‘home’ when a letter is written to info@la.indymedia.org either !”

Melissa Roxas: Torture, Not Political Affiliation, Is the Issue (tags)

The latest accusations of Philippine Congressman Jovito Palparan should bear no weight in determining the outcome of the ongoing investigation on the case of American torture victim Melissa Roxas. This must only be determined by the facts, including the evidence currently being gathered by the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the Philippines.

The Democrats vs. Public Education (tags)

Public education in the United States is under heavy attack. And because a so-called “progressive” President is leading the charge, many education activists have been lulled to sleep while on lookout duty. Obama recently announced his “race to the top” program to “reform” education. Much like Bush’s No Child Left Behind, Obama’s plan represents progress for education in name only.

NLE 09 TARGET ANALYSIS -- CHI NYC HOU PDX DC -- (tags)

Dr. James Fetzer joins a group of officers and non-coms from Ghost Troop, the controversial cyber militia dedicated to thwarting 9/11-2B false flag attacks. Together they conduct a powerful analysis of the pending terror drill, NLE 09.

The Face of Privatization (tags)

Under the present rule of neoliberal privatization, the all-embracing principle is conquest of the world transformed into rights of private property.. After destruction of the privatization myth, we need real democratization.

John Kenneth Galbraith: Relentless Fighter Against the Powerful (tags)

In the 1960s John Kenneth Galbraith decried the coexistence of private affluence and public squalor and denounced trickle-down economics, feeding the horse so the sparrow can live. System- and structural criticism are vital today as the myth of the self-healing market lies shattered

American Private Health Insurers Are Nothing But a Bunch of Mass Murderers. (tags)

Whether you drop white phosphorus bombs on innocent civilians

Big Brother's Cultural Roundup (tags)

War is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength. These are the slogans of Big Brother. With newspeak, the ministry for truth tries to stylize oppositional citizens as terrorists.. Activism must not be equated with terrorism.

Reefer Madness II: Corporate war on natural plants continues. (tags)

The war on tobacco is a fake crusade designed to protect the cigarette industry. It's not about "smoking" or "clean air" but about covering up for some pretty mind-blowing crimes from the cigarette cartel.

Bioweapons, Dangerous Vaccines, and Threats of a Global Pandemic (tags)

dangerous mandated vaccines must be avoided

JFAV and Critics Laud Withdrawal of SF Presidio Art Museum Proposal (tags)

Critics of a highly controversial proposal by Gap Founder Donald Fisher to build a contemporary art museum on the Presidio of San Francisco's historic (c. 1776) Main Post lauded Fisher's withdrawal of his plan today. For the Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) based in San Francisco, although the Presidio was the staging ground for the American colonization of the Philippines, it is still proper that it should be preserved historically and not be a private museum. It is a historical landmark for the advance of US imperialism and thus be shown to succeeding generations of Americans and Filipino Americans. Environmental, historical, neighborhood and military groups joined with thousands of citizens and San Francisco City agencies to fight the art museum being built in this national park, part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). Serious questions remain regarding the Presidio Trust's proposals to build new structures (a hotel/restaurant and movie multiplex) in the park, a National Historic Landmark. The Trust is a federal agency that manages the Presidio's real estate within the constraints of various Federal laws including the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA), and the Presidio Trust Act.

Holocaust-denial events in SoCal, July 25 & 26 (tags)

This July, David Irving, a British neo-fascist and fraudulent historian, goes on the road in the United States, planning to hold approximately one and a half dozen speaking engagements over the course of a month. As militant anti-racists and anti-fascists, we are making a public call for resistance at each stop along the way of this tour.

No community support for $30M Discovery Center at EIR meeting (tags)

The Friends of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the preservation of the Whittier Narrows Natural Area and neighboring lands as open space corridors. We promote and assist with restoration and educational uses of the Natural Area that are compatible with the conservation of plant and animal habitat and migration, historical resources, water quality, and public health and safety.

REFUSE TO PAY YOUR CREDIT CARD BILL??? (tags)

The banks have had all the rights and all the "Bailouts" up to this point - now its time for the American public to clearly and unmistakably demand their rights!!!

California Showing No Signs of Economic Recovery (tags)

It is important to note that most of California’s economic woes have less to do with the national recession; California has a leadership problem in Sacramento. Under the leadership of Governor Schwarzenegger, California’s economy has been suffering a continuous decline. Governor Schwarzenegger and the California Legislature have led California into a sea of red ink and have protected special interested groups over the public’s interest.

On health care "reform" (tags)

"But the public option would be a great start. And the insurance industry knows it. They have correctly dubbed it a "trogan horse." And they may be right. That is why they are fighting like hell to prevent it from coming into being."

Noam Chomsky at Riverside Church (tags)

"Technical solutions like cap-and-trade do not change our ecological footprint, climate change or the frauds of banks and big business. The edifice must be debated and changed: the role of govt, the purpose of the economy and the illusions about the market"

Checkpoints tonight (19/jun) and tomorrow night (20/jun) (tags)

From Obsuristan to Absurdistan: Barbarism or Human Future (tags)

Individual security can be emphasized so global vision fades. Half-truths and fish stories carry the day. "Communism is oppression of many by man and capitalism is just the reverse." Our challenge is to reawaken wonder and interdependence, to consider the way of nonviolent resistance.

CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS OVER "DELIBERATE" SUGAR POISONING! (tags)

Like Big Tobacco these food & drink companies deliberately sold products that they knew would harm the public for the simple and unpardonable reasons of greed and quick profits! .............................................

KALAYAAN (FREEDOM) PHILIPPINES SERIES (tags)

3 Events This Week: Thursday-Saturday, June 11-13 Public Forum, Film Screening & Benefit Concert Presented by AJLPP, GABNet-LA, JFAV and ANSWER Coalition Filipino revolutionaries declared their independence from colonial Spain on June 12, 1898, 119 years ago. Two months later, the United States occupied Manila and declared war on the Philippines, crushing the young republic. Today, Filipinos are still in struggle for true independence and sovereignty. With continued U.S. occupation and intervention, and a culture of impunity of human rights violations forced on the people of the Philippines, the Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP), the GABRIELA Network (GABNet), Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the ANSWER Coalition commemorate Philippine Independence with fierce struggle in the United States. Join us at the following exciting events this week:

Readying Americans for Dangerous, Mandatory Vaccinations (tags)

an insidious government-industry plot

HIV Protesters Take The Streets in Hollywood (tags)

Protesters in Hollywood Demonstrate Against Schwarzenegger's Proposed HIV Service Cuts Which Many Believe to Be a Death Sentence.

George Galloway and Viva Palestina US: Our Convoy to Gaza (tags)

Endorsments continue to pour in for Viva Palestina US - A Lifeline from the United States to Gaza, including Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and David Swanson of After Downing Street. Organizations wishing to endorse the Convoy can email in their endorsements here: fatima@vivapalestina.org

Push the Prez to fix Health Services NOW (tags)

MoveOn.org has a petition on line that goes right to your representative...but you can create and write your own better version. Send it out now. To everyone and every govt official you can find. Make your thinking known. Make a change. Now !

Police File Restraining Order Against U.S. Marine 9/11 Truther (tags)

Pomona CA police have filed a broad restraining order against an anti war activist.

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Plann (tags)

Their goal is a world with rulers and serfs, no middle class

Bailout Jobs, Not Banks! (tags)

The real state of German public finance is kept secret from the public although the public should pay the bill. Union leaders parrot the fairy-tale of the evil bankers who alone caused the whole debacle. Automakers produce for the storage yard

The Market Must Serve Society (tags)

In the past, the village green and market swuare were surrounded by the church, town hall, school and hospital. Without these social institutions, there would be no market. This is also true for today's global financial markets.

San José Police Department Targets Latinos, Photo Survey Shows (tags)

Photographic documentation of 14 daytime vehicle stops per hour within a 4-block section of Santa Clara Street during Cinco de Mayo celebrations substantiates a deliberate policy of targeting Latinos by the San José Police Department. Only a citizen police review board can represent a broad range of community interests and ensure police accountability.

Attac Catalogue for Democratizing the Financial Markets (tags)

The financial industry contributed over $5 billion in the last year in campaign gifts and lobbying to ensure that Wall Street oligarchs have their way in the media and congress. Attac is a global justice network committed to shriveling the financial markets.

Water is a Human Right, not a Commodity (tags)

In Bolivia there was a bloody struggle over water. Indigenous persons led the water war in Cochabamba. Water is a human right and must be withdrawn from the logic of profit maximization.

Terminate the Defense Department (tags)

Defense budget and american imperialism in the time of economic crisis; free, universal education and the question of market capitalism in the University; students as indentured servants to corporations;

Letter to California leaders concerning Public Transit (tags)

Emphasizing California's lack of progress and implementation of public transportation, and how it is one of the rudimentary causes of the state's financial failures.

Hechos Para Trabajadores (tags)

May 1st issue of (Hechos Para Los Trabajadores) Facts for Working People. How the police are the "swine flu" and if working class people organize we will win " Vencerenmos"

FDR's New Deal v. Obamanomics in Their First 100 Days (tags)

stark mirror opposites

Swines have flu and scare you too (tags)

Swine Flu is the latest FEAR inducing "news" proliferating our lives...wonder which pig did it ? Here are some sources, thoughts, help...or not.

RP Government Impotent (tags)

( The AJLPP Secretariat reprinted the editorial of the Inquirer, the prime newspaper in the Philippines in its reaction in the CA decision on the Smith rape case) MANILA---Close this When the Court of Appeals handed down its decision acquitting Daniel Smith, no one was surprised. The departure of “Nicole,” his accuser, from our shores had already conditioned the country into believing an “arrangement” was in the works. In that sense, whatever the actual merits of the court’s decision, the case may be relegated as yet another one decided on clout rather than in fulfilment of justice. The United States can claim it fulfilled the letter—though not the spirit—of the Visiting Forces Agreement by keeping Smith in Manila throughout the judicial process, but not a second longer. Smith is now out of sight and, probably, out of mind—seemingly the objective of both the Philippine and American governments. Smith’s co-defendants went on to dishonorable or less-than-honorable discharge from the military. And no one expects Smith to be glorified or rewarded by his military or country. But that is a pretty small consolation for the manner in which Smith’s case proved that the VFA is a lopsided agreement; and worse, that the instinct of our own officials is not to assert Philippine rights and processes but to kowtow and grant every possible consideration to American wishes. Public opinion forced the prosecution of Smith and company. Public opinion kept the justice system creaking along; and while the beginning of the case found American authorities complying with their obligations under the VFA, Philippine authorities began finding ways to subvert the spirit of the agreement. Most dramatic of all was the handing over of Smith to American custody in the dead of night in December 2006. All throughout the judicial process itself, it was hard to tell whether the Department of Justice, for one, was lawyering for the government, the alleged rape victim, or the American soldiers.

Obama Draws Fire from Socialists and Conservatives (tags)

Socialists and conservatives alike believe bigger government and heavy spending is not the answer to restructuring the U.S. economy; and even though the ideas of socialists and conservatives are vastly different, both groups are opposing the president on his enormous spending proposals that are lacking any clear plans on how to revive the economy and limit an ocean of future debt for the nation.

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.

"Hizzhonor:" Chicago Politics Under Richard M. Daley (tags)

last of the big city bosses

Obama and torture: Why did he go to CIA Headquarters? (tags)

Last week the Obama administration released more of the “torture memos” written by Department of Justice lawyers during the Bush regime. These and previous memos were written to provide legal cover for the torture of prisoners taken in the war of terror conducted by the Bush regime. After being given this legal cover, President Bush and other top officials of his criminal regime ordered torture and other illegal acts. We now know that there were regular meetings held at the White House where the specifics of torture were discussed by top administration officials.

Protest sweeps Europe (tags)

France Jan 29, 2009. Public and private workers mount a one-day strike with mass support. Schools, courts and transportation shut down in several cities. This article is from: Freedom Socialist Vol30 No2 April-May 2009.

A Union for the Jobless (tags)

With unemployment in LA over 10%, and probably closer to 20% in our working class communities, the time has come for an organization for the unemployed. Harry Kelber is a writer whose been in the labor movement since the 1930s, a real veteran.

Obama's New World Order (tags)

Obama's imperial agenda

The Culture of Mistrust (tags)

"Total mistrust prevails on the financial market. How can the state restore trust when trust in the state was decried for years? When all public affairs are changed into private affairs, citizens only see themselves as private citizens and the state becomes a business.."

The Grand Old Party Just "Ain't Republican" Any More (tags)

Republican? What's that?

GERMANY: Notes on Neoliberalism (tags)

"The neoliberal revolution was the product of an historical development, a reaction to changed circumstances. In its course, many western states in the 1970s and 1980s reordered the relation of state and private power.."

BTL:Campaign Cash Bought Deregulation Triggered Economic Meltdown (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Banks get Bailout,Public gets Credit Card Usury!!! (tags)

"If you're able to charge 30 percent or, in a payday lender case, 200 or 300 percent, you don't care so much if the loan-in fact, you actually want the loan not to be repaid. You want people to go into debt. You want to accumulate this interest. ..........................................................................

"Down the Memory Hole," Alan Greenspan Style (tags)

Greenspan-caused housing bubble

What is Behind the AIG Scandal (tags)

The controversy surrounding the American International Group (AIG) is one for the ages, for it starkly reveals who is really running our economic system and to what end. In an effort to please two irreconcilable groups — the vast majority, average working Americans, versus the few financial elite — Obama has lately resembled a tightrope walker on a tattered rope. The AIG debate has now unsettled this delicate balance; no longer will it be so easy to give billions to Wall Street while fake rage is hurled against this same group. The jig is up.

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.

Tues 3/17: Movement to Stop Blackwater Like Training Center in Riverside Grows (tags)

A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”

Monetary and Fiscal Failure, Fraud, and Fear of What's Next (tags)

looting the treasury continues with militarism ready to confront dissent

3/17: Veterans Group Joins Protest to Stop Blackwater -Like Training Center in Riverside (tags)

A private company, the Procinctu Group, has received approval for a “Blackwater-like” warfare training facility in Homeland, CA dubbed “The Ranch,” including shooting ranges, driving tracks, and live-fire training. The site is situated next to an established church retreat in a residential agricultural area that the developers say will be perfect for training because it looks “like Afghanistan.”

CAPITALISM ANDS ITS BEST OBAMANATION AT ITS WORST (tags)

As of today even without the additional infusion of new government money, the american public has 79% interest in AIG already largely in the form of highly vulnerable common stocks. The remaining shares in preferred or treasury stocks (which are on top of the food chain when it comes to bankruptcy or liquidation proceedings) are in private holdings mostly belonging to AIG founder Hank Greenberg. In the event of bankruptcy, preferred stocks e.g. Greenberg are guaranteed proceeds even with the equivalent of diluted shares of their notes - the american public - ZIP!

Canadian Activists and Lawyers United for Justice: Canadians must bar or prosecute Bush (tags)

Canada must bar or prosecute Bush for torture, and mass murder. For he is a war criminal who lied that Saddam wouldn't let our inspectors in. And, with Cheney, closed 911 FBI investigations before we were finished nabbing the actual suspects for mass murder

Attorney General misleads the people (tags)

This article looks at the merit and veracity of a speech given by Attorney General Robert McClelland on Australia's democracy and the rule of law. The following article will disprove all his points and comments.

What's happening to Pacifica's NY station - WBAI ? (tags)

Alert !!! Find out about a proposal soon to put WBAI into “internal receivership”...Please share this information widely and confirm it as necessary. No false rumors necessary. Let's see what is happening so close to our own KPFK radio station. Does this affect KPFK's financial standing too? Tell us what you know too.

Health Care Reform, Obama Style (tags)

health care reform

Scientology Virtually Holds Daughter Hostage (tags)

Scientology says it will "negotiate" with the mother to return her daughter.

Continue to Fight for Universal Healthcare (tags)

This current economic crisis, a Virtual Depression, is creating the conditions for the people to fight for, and win, Universal Health Care rights, so everyone is entitled to quick, quality health care, funded by federal, state, and local governments.

Wars & Depression Quickly Accomplishing the Corporate Agenda! (tags)

Wars & depressions are being artiicially fabricated and engineered expressly to rob the general public out of their wealth,their security and their hard fought for civil and human rights! In today's right wing system - You always LOSE - they always WIN! .......................................................................

The Big Lie of Recession Politics: 'Shared Sacrifice' (tags)

It’s everywhere you look and in every speech you listen to. Every time a politician or businessmen talks about the recession, an almost in-synch, repetitive mantra can be heard: “Shared sacrifice, equality of sacrifice, hard choices.” Oh my. There must be something to it, since EVERYBODY seems to be regurgitating the phrase in harmony.

Protogenes Queiróz (tags)

Finally, fighting for justice today. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, "Justice delayed is justice denied." So, we appreciate your vigilance and support for the processes of evaluation and dissemination of data contained in the 12 disks in the possession of the CIA are not obstructed. We want only the truth, because we know that just truth guarantees the sovereignty of our people.

NO vote for Villaragosa...no kingships here (tags)

Have you been to a local LAPL library lately? Have you noticed a big poster looking down at you smiling, of course, as Big Brother ? Have you turned on your TV and found the same aspiringpretender filling potholes,cutting green ribbons, shaking any hands out there, etc. etc. etc....yep....not doing his Mayoral job, just doing all self promotions, ever since he arrived here......

A very important letter I received. A very important list I send. (tags)

So, dear President Lula, I ask you to breathe in the example of President Barack Obama and to give us vigorous measures against the crisis that unemployes thousands of people also here.

Clean Money: Better Elections (tags)

Clean money means accountability to voters, not special interests. It gives the ordinary citizen access to candidates. It levels the playing field and increases voter participation.

Light at the End of the Tunnel: Communities Must Stand Together for Change (tags)

Diverse communities in the U.S. have been standing together to bring about social change at the grassroots level in an unprecedented wave of euphoria set off by the inauguration of Barack Obama. Whether in public meetings, workshops, or protests the unity of purpose and momentum is palpable. What will it take to translate that human energy into real change?

Scientology Is Dieing (tags)

Internet-based community activism reached a new high when Anonymous took to the streets and started doing what law enforcement and health officials around the world should be doing: Killing the notorious Scientology Corporation to put a stop to Scientology's frauds, scams, human rights and civil rights abuses once and for all. Anonymous is winning.

Obama's Bank Bailout: Bush's Plan Resurrected (tags)

To reintroduce an unpopular idea by a different name is a classic trick of politicians. Obama has done precisely this in unveiling his bank bailout plan. In a desperate attempt to distance himself from Bush, the Obama administration has added some complicated economic terms packaged into a system he simply calls the “bad bank.” The essence of the plan, however, is exactly what Bush originally proposed.

A Short History of US Government Handouts (tags)

The American way - socialized costs and privatizing profits

Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force pleads guilty to bribery, extortion and conspiracy (tags)

Sgt.. Schroer and his co-conspirators wore official U.S. Military uniforms, carried official forms of identification, and used official U.S. vehicles, when necessary, to prevent police stops, roadblocks, searches and seizures of the narcotics as they drove the cocaine shipments through checkpoints throughout the Southwestern states which were manned by the U.S. Border Patrol, the Arizona Department of Public Safety and Nevada law enforcement officers.

None Dare Call It Treason (tags)

Politicians backed by powerful business interests have initiated a legislative assault to bring nuclear power back to Oklahoma. There are numerous reasons why this is a bad idea, some of which are discussed in this article. Oklahomans successfully fought off the attempt to build a nuclear reactor at Black Fox a generation ago. We will fight it again.

Highway 39 To 2 past Crystal Lake to Rebuild, Reopen (tags)

Proposal for rebuilding Highway 39 so that it connects to Highway 2 (Angeles Crest) will be discussed this month.

How to Start a Union in Ten Steps (tags)

(below are the lessons taken from a successful organizing drive in 1997) 1) Be the best worker at your workplace If you are to influence your co-workers to join a union, you’d better already have their respect at work. This doesn’t mean that you must be the absolute best, but that you are a leader and rank among one of the best. This first step is the all-important foundation for your effort, directly or indirectly affecting EVERY other step toward forming a union. It helps also to be the best liked co-worker. Not that you need to be prom-king/queen popular, but that you are easily approachable, social, and generally kind. In being so, you’ll make your job of talking with your co-workers about a union – which constitutes 95% of the work of organizing — MUCH easier. If your trust is earned as a good worker and friend, you can better expect that your ideas will be not only better received, but kept away from management during the initial stage of secrecy.

After the Meltdown: Economic Redisgn for the 21st Century-David Korten (tags)

"The task before us is to replace the culture and institutions of a twentieth-century economy designed and managed to serve financial values with the culture and institutions of a new twenty-first-century economy designed to serve life values.."

Between the Minutes: Scenes from a KPFA board meeting (tags)

There's an authoritarian left, and there's a democratic left. KPFA's Local Station Board is where the twain meet, but not always in good faith.

Before the Bank Crisis:Where did All The Money Go??? (tags)

...or is it all just a "Big Scam" by the banks and corporations to use "Financial Terrorism" to manipulate and coerce the American public for its own greedy purposes???

An Umbrella for Workers (tags)

The economic crisis is a structural crisis where productivity has soured and wages have stagnated. The fraud in public regional banks must end. Unemployment benefits must increase. Michael Schlecht is a union spokesperson for the German Left party (Die Linke).

First interview (tags)

Maitreya’s first interview by the Master

Local Residents to Protest Plans for Paramilitary Training Center in Riverside, CA (tags)

LOCAL RESIDENTS ASK: WHY WAS THIS PRIVATE PARAMILITARY FIRM APPROVED BY THE RIVERSIDE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS? Protest Planned Against Procinctu Plans to Build Private Military Training Center on Tuesday, January 27 Residents Hopes to Halt Construction of "The Ranch" Inspired by Successful Battle Against Blackwater's Plans in San Diego County WHERE: Outside the Riverside County Administrative Center, at 4080 Lemon Street, Riverside CA WHEN: 8:30 to 9:30 AM, Tuesday January 27, 2009 Protest outside Riverside County Administrative Center 11:00 a.m: Protesters will move inside to express concerns to Riverside County Board of Supervisors general meeting during Oral Communication

Act Now to stop the militarization of public lands! Jan 31 deadline (tags)

INLAND EMPIRE - January 25, 2009 The Marines want to use 188,000 acres of our desert for "live-fire training and maneuvering exercises."

The Mexican Revolution is starting (tags)

Immigration Reform Possible-CDIR (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) based in Los Angeles learned through immigrat rights sources that immigration reform can happen during the Obama adminstration. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, immigration reform could finally be pushed through both houses of the US Congress starting in September, civil rights activists said. "We are confident and very optimistic that there’s likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,” America’s Voice pro-reform group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. As he spoke another immigrant rights conference is being planned in February in Chicago, Illinois. Immigrant Rights This was confirmed by the CDIR-USA Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia from People's CORE.

Some Thoughts on Obama and the US Empire (tags)

Chris Burnett is host of "Indymedia On Air" on KPFK 90.7 FM, Los Angeles

Guns & Rails (tags)

Are you allowed to take guns on light rail?

The Structural Crisis of the Financial System (tags)

"Introduction of taxation on speculative financial transactions must go along with a genuine nationalization that involves a change of the actual banking system into a public system and fixes the role of money as a neutral means of exchange for services."

BAYAN-Bikol: “Balikatan 09 is a disguised intelligence and psywar operation!” US troops sh (tags)

The militant Bagong Alyansang Makabayan-Bikol (BAYAN-Bikol) lambasted the US Armed Forces as well as Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) for blatantly deceiving the public of the real purpose of Balikatan 09 to be held here in Bicol.

Gov. Schwarzenneger declares war on California workers (tags)

California's Gov. Schwarzenegger has launched a full-scale attack on state workers. Two public employee unions are suing California’s Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to stop a scheme imposing two unpaid days off per month as a cost-cutting measure. (Associated Press, Dec. 22, 2008) The state government is slashing health services and education programs. Under Schwarzenegger’s plan, University of California, California State University and state community colleges will be forced to lay off workers and make other employees accept unpaid furlough days. (Los Angeles Times, Dec. 20, 2008)

New Freedom (tags)

"A new system of independence and self-economization replaces the old. The system of the click-economy breaks into the journalistic world." The world has changed politically and technologically. The print media is only a caricature of journalism.

Venezuela: No concentration of power is ever revolutionary (tags)

*As Chavez attempts to allow indefinite presidential reelections for himself by way of the approval of the Referendum for Constitutional amendment, anarchists publish this declaration, which is also the Editorial of El Libertario #55, January-February 2009 (now on line, in Spanish www.nodo50.org/ellibertario).

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich sure sounds like an Ernie Hancock clone! (tags)

Ernest Hancock is a Libertarian clone of blow hards Kyrsten Sinema and Sheriff Joe Arpaio. All of them never shut up and want all the publicity they can get.

Obama's New Appointments (tags)

as bad as the others

GW Bush X-mas Present to Oil Corporations; Public BLM Land in Utah (tags)

Utah - 12/19 In a last ditch effort to appease the oil corporations, the outgoing GW Bush regime is auctioning off public BLM land to the highest bidder. Environmentalists, hunters, and other outdoor recreationists and lovers of wilderness are all protesting this sale of public land to corporate bidders.

REV. RICK WARREN, ARE THESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ISSUES ? (tags)

AMERICA'S RELIGIOUS LEADERS GIVE OUR IVORY TOWER LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD US CONGRESS A SPIRITUAL EDUCATION ON BEING THE KINGS OF THE SLAVES ???

Executive Job Resume (tags)

This person needs a job. This individual seeks an executive position. He will be available in January 2009, and is willing to relocate.

Tuesday (12/16): reports from Greece (tags)

Tuesday (12/16): reports from Greece

GEORGIA ON MY MIND (tags)

GEORGIA, GEORGIA ~ THE WHOLE DAY THROUGH ~ JUST AN OLD SWEET SONG ~ KEEPS TROY DAVIS ON OUR MIND ~ I SAID GEORGIA, GEORGIA ~ NO PEACE I FIND ~ JUST AN OLD SWEET SONG ~ & ~ THE ROAD LEADS BACK TO YOU ~

American Capita-Socialism (tags)

Corruption is a Way of Life in America Who is to blame?

How To Lose Pacifica, and How To Save It (tags)

As a member of KPFK's Local Station Board, I've been asked repeatedly to explain what's happening at the community radio station. This is my letter to the Pacifica National Board, KPFK's parent organization. I paint the PNB members with a broad brush here, and some individual members were as forthcoming as they could be under the hammer of "breaching confidentiality.". What we never got were official explanations. The Pacifica National Board can be reached at pnb@pacifica.org.

BONO & OPRAH TAKE ISSUE WITH PRO ~ BONO TO FREE THEM ? (tags)

WILL BONO & OPRAH ~ help ~ PREVENT PRESIDENT OBAMA FROM BEING THE US CONGRESS KING OF THE SLAVES ?? ** ONLY THE CONGRESS IS WORTHY ENOUGH TO BE THE TRUE KINGS OF THE SLAVES !!!!

Memorandum 2008 Summary-Crisis Underrated (tags)

Without increasing internal demand, the upswing based on replacement investments and exports cannot continue. Without reduced working hours, adequate jobs will not be created in a world of reduced work volumes, rationalization and information technology.

Spreading the Wealth: A Review of Unjust Deserts (tags)

The foremost ethical question is, given that we owe most of our productivity to a common social inheritance, to what extent can we say that we have "earned" our personal wealth? There is a growing consensus in favor of a new robust public compact to regulate our shared conditions.

SADLY OPRAH, THESE ARE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY ! (tags)

Financial Crisis and the Poor (tags)

The financial market crisis has long spilled over on the real economy. Therefore politics is called to do everything so the economy starts up again and unemployment is prevented. Without strong pressure, frauds will continue unchanged in the global financial casino after losses are socialized

OPRAH, PLEASE DO NOT LET CONGRESS FORCE PRESIDENT OBAMA TO BECOME KING OF THE SLAVES ! (tags)

Save LA Public Access (tags)

I found this during a web search - it's a couple days out of date, but it's important information. Contact the person in the article for more information.

AMERICA'S RELIGIOUS LEADERS TELL CONGRESS ~ SHOW US THE MONEY ? (tags)

*** GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY ***

NFL ALSO HELPS FIGHT THESE CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN USA ? (tags)

WHEN NFL PLAYERS AND THEIR FANS DECIDED TO HELP THIS WWW VOLUNTEER LOBBY BRING THE NEEDED C*H*A*N*G*E.... TO OUR UNJUST & UNDERFUNDED AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM !

After the Bankruptcy (Jurgen Habermas) (tags)

The privatization mania has ended. Politics is necessary for the public interest, not the market. A tension always exists between capitalism and democracy because the market and politics are based on opposite principles.

WORLD COURT FINDS CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY IN USA ? (tags)

GREAT SOCIETIES THAT DO NOT PROTECT THEIR INNOCENT, BECOME THE GUILTY !

From Scam to Scandal (tags)

Bailing out Wall Street billionaires is not exactly popular with voters, so Hank Paulson, George W's treasury secretary, came up with this cover story: It's not about Wall Street, it's about your street. He lied. There was never any connection between the bailout and credit flow.

ARE THEY THE KINGS OF SLAVES OR THE US CONGRESS ?? (tags)

PRESIDENT OBAMA TELLS THE US CONGRESS ~ LET MY PEOPLE GO ****

WILL THE POPE NOW SPEAK ABOUT THESE AMERICAN INJUSTICES ?? (tags)

AND GEORGIA WANTS TO EXECUTE TROY DAVIS ??? (tags)

L A CITY COUNCIL TO SEIZE PUBLIC CABLE CHANNELS (tags)

The LA City Council is threatening to seize and shutdown the community access channels in Los Angeles

MICHELLE OBAMA GRABS HER HUSBANDS EAR ON THIS ONE !! (tags)

FOR THOSE MILLIONS OF AMERICAN'S WHO BELIEVE IN GOD, WE ALL HAVE TO WONDER IN TOTAL AMAZEMENT, HOW OUR AMERICAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS HAVE ALLOWED THIS HORROR TO CONTINUE WRONGFULLY EXECUTING AND INCARCERATING INNOCENT AMERICAN'S ALL ACROSS OUR COUNTRY ???

Progressive agenda for Obama, by Amiri Baraka (tags)

The following are a few exploratory planks of a document that shd be added to by the willing and serve as a basis for a mass supported document to present to Obama.

Rich of the World, Enrich Yourselves! (tags)

Financial jugglers speculating with food, oil and other raw materials caused double-digit inflation and made staple foods like rice and wheat into luxury items for millions. Neoliberalism with one blow managed to drive nation states to the defensive.

Financial Injections Ensure the Assets of the Rich (tags)

The money must be taken from those who profited from the past financial system. Thus a tax reform must be on the agenda. A state investment program is also urgently necessary. The past growth model of global capitalism is in a structural crisis. A new economy is beyond profit.

Pacifica = KPFK's parent corp, problems are there too .... (tags)

This is a reposting from a distant discovered site that relates to KPFK as part of PACIFICA. Sad news all around.

Education: Key to Understanding and Peace of Mind (tags)

Clarifying the facts from the myths of sex offenders

Filipino Workers hold March to protest against the GFMD (tags)

As the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened today in Manila, at least 5000 workers from the Philippines and other countries in every region of the world came together in one of the broadest labor mobilizations ever organized in the entire history of the global trade union movement.

RENOUND ZEN ARCHER (tags)

The Los Angeles Shambhala Center presents a public talk and Zen archery workshop given by Kanjuro Shibata Sensei over the weekend, Oct 30 and November 1st and 2nd.

Vote Green! Piera-Avila for Council (tags)

For 3 decades, LINDA PIERA-AVILA has been a passionate environmental, social justice, electoral reform and peace activist. Now she is putting herself on the line and running for Santa Monica City Council to put the public back into public service!

Income Distribution is Perverse (tags)

Redistribution of income is central. Another economy is necessary in which people are more important than profit percentages. A shareholder value philosophy ruthlessly downsizes and closes plants in pursuit of maximum profit.

What “incredibly tough” foreign policy actions is Obama preparing? (tags)

"Obama won the Democratic presidential nomination by presenting himself as the more consistent antiwar candidate, and the Democratic ticket in public pledges to end the war in Iraq and adopt a less militaristic stance. But behind closed doors, before select audiences of the financial and political elite, Biden has given a glimpse of the real perspective of the Democratic wing of American imperialism."

Press Release For Canadian Tent City Ruling (Oct. 24, 2008) (tags)

Now legal for homeless to erect 'temporary shelters' in city parks.

Reviewing Zionism, Militarism and the Decline of US Power (tags)

The destructive nexus between Zionism and militarism.

Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.

Venezuela: National Security = Personal Insecurity (tags)

* This Editorial from El Libertario (#54, September-October 2008, Venezuela) examines – from the current Venezuelan perspective – how authoritarian power builds its own security upon the destruction of collective security.

The Fleecing of America (tags)

Public and private looting.

Sudden outbreak of democracy baffles US pundits (tags)

Conservatives, libertarians and lefties all raised objections to the Bailout for very sound reasons of their own. The media had done all it could to keep awkward questions off the air. The result has left us disenfranchised.

Time for DISSENT is Now,=. Dont let OUR govt try to shut us up or out. (tags)

Why is Congress not receiving calls and emails suddenly ? Does OUR govt not have enough funds for a decent size computer or telephone service ? Could it be that it is 'closed' so as not to hear what we HAVE TO SAY LOUDLY ? "We dont want that bill passed to bail out financial & investment corps"....is it not shouted out loud and clear enough? by so many, in blogs, commentaries, and over many personal daily conversation.....

Stephen Whitburn: Progressive San Diego City Council Candidate (tags)

Zenger’s-endorsed District 3 City Council candidate STEPHEN WHITBURN is the real deal: an experienced journalist and progressive who’s seen more of the world than San Diego and knows from government in other cities what works and what doesn’t. Don’t be fooled by an opponent who offers nothing but charm, geography and experience at taking orders.

"Just Say No!" to the Robin Hood-in-Reverse Bailout (tags)

How people can stand up to threats on the economy by Wall Street banking/securities corporations, where are alternatives to save the economy that don't involve theft of taxpayer dollars??

Grand Theft America (tags)

The government-business looting of America.

The Bush B.S. 700 Billion Bail Out Plan, or, "Let THEM FALL!" (tags)

This is my commentary on the current situation of the fear tactics being used by the current adminstration to attempt to "cow-down" the American public that each and every American Family MUST cough up $10,300.00 EACH to bail out the American Economy.

Congress standing up to the bailout (tags)

Transcript of address from Rep. Marcy Kapitur, D-Ohio, Toledo The latest reality game - Wall Street Bailout - has a counter-game called Wall Street Reckoning. The Capitol switchboard is easy and free: 800-270-0309

Political Left Chattering Class Once Again Misses the Forest (tags)

It looks like the chattering class doesn't want to see the connection the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus Bill Filibustered by Republicans

The $700 Billion Bailout is a Fraud (tags)

The Bush administration's proposal to buy, with taxpayers' money, $700 billion of toxic liabilities from the corporate financial titans of Wall Street is a fraud. We should not be stampeded into the greatest corporate theft of public assets in the nation's history.

Our GLOBAL ENLIGHTENMENT is LoveRockefeller Rothschild "Life-Game Shift", From & (tags)

People think that a banking or stock market collapse must be bad for everybody, but it's not. If you know a stock collapse is coming (because you are going to cause it)

STOP THE PUBLIC BAILOUT OF A.I.G.! TIME FOR REAL CHANGE! (tags)

The U.S. government is poised to bail out AIG with a conservatorship or new bridge loans. It hopes to punish instead the taxpayer public. Stop the public bailout of private wealth! Fight for a real public take-over of AIG! Time for real, socialist change!

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.

San Diego City Council Candidates Debate (tags)

San Diego City Council candidates Stephen Whitburn and Todd Gloria debated at the Hillcrest Town Council September 9. Both are openly Gay men and the debate was held in the center of San Diego's Queer community, but the candidates are otherwise quite different. Gloria emphasized his roots in San Diego and his extensive experience working as a staff member for elected officials, while Whitburn criticized Gloria's support from developers and said his own experience in journalism and the nonprofit sector would make him a better Councilmember.

Criticism of Consumerism and Criticism of Capitalism (tags)

With the striking climate change, the "western lifestyle" has come into crisis. Our consumption is more environmentally-friendly but we simultaneously consume more and more so the environment is hardly relieved. Necessary social framing conditions are faded out.

USA's Killing & Torturing Spree Must Be Stopped (tags)

The USA assassins, including the serial killersin the fbi/cia, have gone too far in their murderous global crimes spree, and the miscreants must now deal with the emerging indominable human spirit which conquers all technology in defense of Mankind.

CODDLING OF PALIN IS FALSE FEMINISM, DISGUISED SEXISM, AND RIGHT-WING ANTI-WORKING-WOMEN T (tags)

The call of so-called feminists to coddle Palin is really disguised sexism and based on a medieval, male-chauvinist mentality that women are weak and fragile and should be protected. We don’t need an American Margaret Thatcher, an icon and poster child for right-wing policies that harm poor and middle-class working women, the majority of women. It’s time to expose Palin for what she really is.

Vying To Be Toughest (tags)

Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.

McCain- Palin campaign contradicted by statement & Gov. Palin's top aides duck hearing (tags)

"He's still bragging about it in my hometown and after another cop confessed to witnessing the kill, the trooper was 'investigated' for over a year and merely given a slap on the wrist," the e-mail said, according to the Post. That seems to contradict a background paper recently released by the McCain- Palin campaign that says the family never knew that Wooten had been disciplined, which is one reason Todd kept pressing the point.

Katrina Redux (tags)

Militarizing New Orleans and making it whiter.

Alaska Gov. Palin under investigation for firing top cop for personal reasons (tags)

Lisa Demera reported in the Anchorage daily news that the issue is whether Palin, her administration or family improperly pressured state Public Safety Commissioner Walt Monegan to fire a state trooper — the ex-husband of Palin’s sister

Corporate Media Bash New Chavez New Enabling Law Decrees (tags)

Corporate media denigrate Venezuelan democracy.

East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exch (tags)

East Los Angeles Charter School Students Arrive from China Marking the First Cultural Exchange Delegation in History between Los Angeles and China Sister Schools, Anahuacalmecac Completes First Trip to China as Part of Unprecedented Sister School Alliance

Drillusion (tags)

Ten to twenty years is far too long to wait for a solution that was needed decades ago. Common sense approaches will prepare us for an oil-independent future. Immediate steps can be taken to alleviate the impact of rising gas prices.

9/11 Truth, Part 1 of 11- 9/11 & Public Opinion (tags)

Why don’t people believe the Bush Administration is telling the truth about 9/11? A 2006 NY Times/CBS poll found only 16% of Americans believe the Bush Administration is telling the truth about what they knew prior to 9/11. This article series presents brief summaries of some of the questions, evidence and issues being raised by the 9/11 Truth Movement, with links to credible sources for more in depth research and analysis.

All Doctors Eliminated At Ca-OSHA (tags)

California has eliminated all medical doctors at Ca-OSHA for the 17 million workers in the state. The last doctor of Ca-OSHA has written a statement about the state of Ca-OSHA.

Tribunal of opinion (tags)

Human rights violation in colombia as a state crime

9/11 Truth and the Tuskegee 40 Year Coverup (tags)

Some say that 9/11 couldn’t have been an “inside job” because a coverup would be impossible; someone with inside knowledge would blow the whistle on such a horrible and criminal operation. The Tuskegee Syphilis experiment is one example of policy and decision makers in US federal, state and local governments conspiring to commit and cover up crimes against humanity; the “experiment” was in progress, and kept quiet, for 40 years.

Conservation, Conservation, Conservation! (tags)

We have lost our consumer control to the corporate dictatorships.

GOOD NEWS FOR THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

South Central Farmers, community members, and progressive organizations call for shutting down the "h" Horowitz Warehouse in South Central Los Angeles

Stalinist Spanish Civil War Artwork Vandalized in San Francisco (tags)

Direct Action to commemorate the beginning of the Spanish Civil War the right way...

AJLPP Supports 5 Days UC State Wide Workers Strike (tags)

The Alliance- Philippines (AJLPP) expresses militant solidarity support to the five days strike declared by University of California (UC) workers,( many of them Filipinos) who went on a five day strike starting July 14 all over California. More than 9,000 University of California workers went on a five-day strike at UCʼs ten campuses and five medical centers. The strike will begin on July 14th and conclude on July 18th. During the strike, hundreds of medical workers mostly Filipinos manned the picket lines and refused to work.

Ian Masters on a Rampage (tags)

With the station disintegrating, Ian Master takes time out to answer a listener's concern by disrespecting the station's programming, fellow staff members, and station volunteers.

God Damn the Corporate News American (tags)

I DEMAND a public debate with Americans on the FACT that George Walker Bush is a war criminal. Example to Humanity: the Iraq conflict has no cause. Period. Despite demon Bush repeatedly LYING that Saddam wouldn’t let the inspectors in.

Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part II (tags)

Part II of McChesney's tour de force

Scientologists in Action: The True Nature of Scientology's "Vulture Ministers" (tags)

One of the Scientology cult's many front operations is called the "Volunteer Ministers." Scientology delights in relentlessly producing an endless supply of "press releases" extolling the pure, selfless altruism of these heroic humanitarians, who, according to Tom Cruise, are the ONLY ones who REALLY know what to do at the scene of a disaster or emergency. Namely, to deliver "touch assists" (a sort of creepy, inappropriate massage), take down names and addresses, and give out their bizarre "Way to Happiness" pamphlet.

Robert McChesney's The Political Economy of Media - Part I (tags)

Another McChesney tour de force.

State of Talk Radio in America (tags)

You can not find a single soldier on Earth to publicly support George W. Bush without immediately being recognized a traitor, a liar, an enemy of freedom for Democracy.

Ex-Cabinet officials: Arroyo worse than Marcos in abuse (tags)

The Former Senior Government Officials (FSGO) issued a statement Saturday night, hitting President Arroyo’s "abuse" of her appointing powers. The FSGO is a group of around 100 former senior officials, from the Marcos government to the Arroyo administration, advocating good governance. The officials also alleged that Arroyo’s record on appointing officials not based on competence and merit is even worse than the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.

SuperCorridor Defeat? Don't Bet On It (tags)

The scheme remains on track.

Cuba: Interview Porno Para Ricardo (tags)

* The Cuban Libertarian Movement (MLC) interviewed via internet a punk musical group active in Havana for over 10 years who are today a significant reference in a counter cultural scene that merits recognition and solidarity.

Deregulated Markets and Alternative Economics (tags)

In the last ten years there was more speculationthan ever, more than before the 1930 worldwide economic crisis. A policy of deregulated financial markets made this possible. That real investment profits turn out relatively small encourages the speculation tendency.

L. A. Teachers Fight Cuts in Education Budget (tags)

A UTLA Member Reports from the Picket Line Over 40,000 teachers, United Teachers Los Angeles, (UTLA), sacrificed an hour of their pay to protest the proposed state budget cuts on Friday, June 6, 2008. LA, CA

Locals Continue Battle Against Blackwater on the Border (tags)

Blackwater Opponents Announce Two Upcoming Public Events Community Forum on Tuesday, June 10th and Wednesday, June 11th Rally Outside Front Door of Blackwater's New Site Jeremy Scahill, Renowned Author of International Bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army" Special Guest Speaker Community Groups Charge Blackwater Misused Federal Court to Muscle into Cal-Mex Border Site and Call for Facility Including Shooting Range to Be Shut-Down "No to Baghdad on the Border" New Facility 500 Yards From International Border Will Exacerbate the Potential for Increased Human and Civil Rights Violations to Both Migrants and Members of Border Communities

AJLPP Condemns Dutch court orders prosecution of Prof. Jose Maria Sison (tags)

The Dutch authorities are at it again! The Alliance Philippines today condemns the Dutch court orders that give prosecutors the go-ahead Thursday to pursue murder charges against Philippine communist leader Jose Maria Sison, despite an earlier dismissal of the case. "Today, the District Court of The Hague decided in camera that the Public Prosecution Service may continue the prosecution of Jose Maria Sison for involvement in, among other matters, a number of murders committed in the Philippines in 2003 and 2004," said a press statement of the court. The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos today said: “The order of Dutch authorities at the behest of its US imperialist allies is a terrible blow to the cause of peace in the Philippines and fodder for the continuing war of terror against the Filipino people. The peace talks between the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) and the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) have already been stalled for four years."

Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)

The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.

Is It Time To Connect KPFK with Your Community? (tags)

There's a way to do it, and it's to join KPFK's Community Advisory Board.  The KPFK Community Advisory Board is forming TONIGHT!

U.S.Public's Class Action Lawsuit against Washington's Lobbyists! (tags)

The sick reality that Lobbyists are spending "$3 Billion a Year" in Washington to influence and bribe the American Govt. is in reality a form of "Racketeering" and can be prosecuted under the Rico Act and many more statutes!

Warning: Presidential Candidates Not Offering to Repair and Reinstate the US Constitution! (tags)

In reality the American public is being conned and coerced into voting for nothing at all except the same old Washington corruption,a corruption made many times worse by the blatantly fascist actions of the Bush White House. .........................................................................

British firm 'polishes up' Tsvangirai for presidency (tags)

Once again we see foreigners ninterfering in the internal elections of a third world country. The.y dont dare allow the people elect a president who would be independent of foreign control

AJLPP Applauds National Transport strike: A Success (tags)

AJLPP congratulates the striking Filipino jeepney drivers from the militant PISTON group in the Philippines Monday that crippled public transportation in some cities in Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON, United Organization of Drivers and Operators Nationwide) called the strike to demand the scrapping of the expanded value-added tax (E-VAT) on oil products and of the oil deregulation law.

National Transport strike in the Philippines : A Success (tags)

Pesante-USA based in Los Angeles, California congratulates the striking Filipino jeepney drivers from the militant PISTON group in the Philippines Monday that crippled public transportation in some cities in Southern Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao The Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON, United Organization of Drivers and Operators Nationwide) called the strike to demand the scrapping of the expanded value-added tax (E-VAT) on oil products and of the oil deregulation law.

Homeless No More (tags)

The laws criminalizing homelessness may have a subterranean purpose.

Have You Ever Seen Someone Near a Utility Pole? EPA Hasn't! (tags)

Help EPA See the Reality of Wood Preservative Exposure in Your Community

“Committed To Healing: Involuntary Commitment Procedures” : A Fraud (tags)

The law invites the ruling class, the government , the intelligence services, etc., to silence their adversaries while pretending to heal them.

Brazil: Repressed March of Marijuana. (tags)

The Brazilian Democracy demonstrates as it is imperfection and as the federal constitution it is not respected in the country. Prohibition of if revealing public in walks are characteristic of an authoritarian country. Legalize-Já! Thus it is the false Brazilian democracy: in first of May militant anarchic (Cob/Ait), the also lesser ones of ages, they had been tortured and threatened of death in a police station of São Paulo. In Rondônia a without-land slaughter (LCP) happened to few days, to put was not divulged na media and the government ignored the occurrence. Now, the march of marijuana was forbidden in almost all country, great them 13 city where it went to occur the march, only four will be able to carry through it, Porto Alegre, Recife, Florianópolis and Vitoria.

June 25 and 26: North America 2030: An Environmental Outlook, CEC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (tags)

June 25 and 26: North America 2030: An Environmental Outlook, CEC, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (public invited) Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America Fifteenth Regular Session of the CEC Council and meetings of the Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) 25–26 June 2008 Government Conference Center 2 Rideau Street Ottawa, Canada

US Media's 'Left Wing' Agenda and the Public's Knowledge of Climate Science (tags)

You've heard it many times. --The 'left wing' U.S. media is 'scare-mongering and alarmist' about climate change. They are frightening the people of the U.S. about the affects of global warming without having enough facts and research to back up their statements. -- The statements from researchers 'on the ground' ARE very alarming, no one can dispute that. Here are a few of the past year or so from separate, independent, long-term scientific studies. [Links to the report that these statements are ripped from are provided below.]

Aspartame Press Conference, Hawaii State Capital, May 1, 2008 (tags)

For all press and professionals in Honolulua, Bill Deagle, M.D. has come 6000 miles from Nova Scotia to discuss the aspartame issue at the Hawaii State Capital.

Zenger's Newsmagazine Election Endorsements (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine endorses in local, state and federal offices in the June 3 primary, including "revolutionary" candidate Eric Bidwell for Mayor and incumbent Mike Aguirre for City Attorney.

Evil or Devine? - The King has Risen in Comic Book Fictions (tags)

Evil or Devine? http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=28c_1208872660 106 burglars, 28 armed robbers, 12 embezzlers, 5 convicted rapists, among many others the bush regime brought under the bushite fold in 2007 alone, to commit further war crimes against Humanity for the escaping evil, neocon enemies. Exit strategy: Outlaw lawlessness. Murder, rape, and the thieving of billions from America as STILL wrong.

California Chemtrail Convergence - Sat May 17th! (tags)

LOOK UP IN THE SKIES PEOPLE! Contrails are normal. Chemtrails are NOT. Chemtrails are seen all over the world. Their impact on our health is considerable. Join us as experts speak out on the aerosol assault in Los Angeles.

Week of Truth - April 16 - April 22, 2008 (tags)

There is a concerted effort underway to break 9/11 Truth into the National Dialogue by pushing a novel- The Shell Game to the top of the New York Times Bestseller list.

God Damn the Corporate News American (tags)

I DEMAND a public debate with Americans on the FACT that George Walker Bush is a war criminal.

False Flag Advisory -- Bush and Israel (tags)

Two courageous officers on mission of conscience, Marine Major William B. Fox and Army Captain Eric H. May, post an extended advisory on the prospects of Bush League treason. They are thoughtful and thorough in documenting and illustrating "false flag attacks."

Non-Profits, Privatization, and Capitalism (tags)

As soon as we begun organizing our workplace into a union— a drug and alcohol rehab center— the murky non-profit world proved to be an obstacle. When first approached, many of our coworkers asked the same question, “would a union even work at a non-profit”? And to this we normally answered, “why not?” – Although a better answer might have been, “Why do non-profit workers believe they should have less rights or pay than other workers?” And with this question you’ve opened a Pandora’s Box that leads down a series of questions and answers that reveal a lot about how modern society functions, especially the relationship between workers’ standard of living, non-profits, and the present state of the capitalist system itself. To help explain the gargantuan role that non-profits play in modern society, a book of essays about the subject -- cleverly named The Revolution Will Not be Funded-- was released by INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence. In its introduction chapter, the book explains how non-profits have evolved into organizations that divert political movements into dead ends, shape public opinion, and most relevant to this article, perform services previously done by the state.

Destroying Public Education in America (tags)

Privatizations schemes to destroy public education.

5 Days Left to Stop the Bombs! (tags)

We are here to tell the DOE and the federal government that we don't want to spend more money on new nuclear weapons or the current popular term WMD or weapons of mass destruction.

ASVAB is Military's Stealth Recruiting Tool (tags)

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the military's most valuable recruiting asset. You can stop this predatory practice.

Heads-up warning to the American Peoples - Nuclear Attack on Iran appears imminent! (tags)

This heads-up wakeup call has embedded links for self-study so that the reader can affirm the truth or falsity of this warning and reach his or her own informed conclusions on the matter. The full url is http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2008/03/warningamerica-nuking-iran-imminent.html

Earth Citizens Warm to new" ALL GREEN DIRECTORY"! (tags)

A new" ALL GREEN" educational website for searching out ways to "Green Up"faster!

Big business hits Philippine SC ruling (tags)

The influential Makati Business Club (MBC) on Thursday said the Supreme Court decision on executive privilege did not conform to the “progressive standards of transparency” and restricted the ability of the legislature to check presidential abuse. In a statement, the MBC said it was “very concerned” about the tribunal’s ruling on the petition of then Director General Romulo Neri of the National Economic and Development Authority to stop the Senate from questioning him further on the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. “Their decision gives greater value to executive privilege than to the public’s right to know, which is not in keeping with progressive standards of transparency. It also has the effect of restricting the ability of the legislature to act as a countervailing force against executive abuse,” the MBC said.

Neocon Jonah Goldberg Praises David Mamet (tags)

How would you feel if that raving Neocon Jonah Goldberg praised you? Well, this is the position that lapsed liberal David Mamet, a knee jerk supporter of Israel, is in. Mamet endorsed a “Free Market” system and bashed NPR, as “National Palestinian Radio.” In a rant for the Village Voice he explains his conversion to Conservatism and underscores how government should “get out of the way.” Goldberg lionized him for rejecting “the pieties of the Left.”

Orange County: Candlelight Vigil Marking 4,000th Death (tags)

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Bush Regime made $18 Billion (so far) from Iraq Oil! (tags)

The Bush Regime,with its unfettered authority and leverage in the "Puppet" Iraqi Govt. are the only ones who are responsible (guilty) and enabled all that money to go missing...into their own pockets!

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.

Hold the Bush administration accountable - no more nukes! (tags)

We need to Implement the directives of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and to end the Bush Doctrine of refurbishing our nuclear arsenal to support plans for wars of aggression around the world.

DAYS OF ELIJAH. Authenticated Non-Fiction. (tags)

URGENT.

Mendo Redwoods Corp plan for PL bankruptcy (tags)

Three chances for the public to voice their ideas, ask questions and present alternatives to the Mendocino Redwoods corporation's plans for logging on (Maxxam)/Pacific Lumber land following the PL bankruptcy..

A Real Threat to California Home-Schoolers (tags)

I’m not sure how the Free State Project is going in New Hampshire, but the Police State Project appears to be advancing rapidly here in California.

Queer Democrats Hold Love-Fest for School Board Candidates (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly endorsed three candidates in local school board races in a love-fest meeting February 28 that contrasted dramatically with their previous one on January, a knock-down, drag-out debate between incumbent city attorney Mike Aguirre and two of his challengers (one of whom has since left the race). They also rated openly Gay Republican Carl DeMaio "unacceptable" as a candidate for the San Diego City Council.

ARNOLD SCREWS CALIFORNIA'S CHILDREN! (tags)

The very week the Education Week Quality Counts report gave California a D+ for school funding, the governor proposed budget cuts of $4.8 billion from public education over the next 18 months. Cuts of this size, which includes midyear and across-the-board cuts, can’t happen without suspending Proposition 98, the minimum school funding law.......................................... “The governor’s proposed budget is a giant step backwards for our students,” said CTA President David A. Sanchez. “It’s disappointing and ironic that in the proclaimed ‘year of education’ the governor is talking about cutting billions from our public schools and decimating our minimum funding law. Our students didn’t create this budget crisis and their education shouldn’t be ransomed to solve it.”................................. While it’s clear there are extraordinary budget challenges, it’s also clear that California voters believe our students and public schools should be a top priority. CTA will be closely monitoring the budget situation and will continue to provide updates and calls for action........................................ REJECT THE GOVERNOR'S STATE BUDGET PROPOSAL: http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA ...................................TAKE ACTION: email your lawmaker! http://capwiz.com/nea/ca/state/main/?state=CA

New Santa Monica Law Would Make it Illegal for Homeless To Speak in City Downtown (tags)

City Seeks Vague Anti-Homeless Law as Pretext to Drive Homeless from its Downtown

Global Warming Contrarians Exposed - Must See Free Video (tags)

An extremely informative, in-depth account of four of the major global warming "confusionists" is available free-online.

BFC ACTION: Platform Shuts Down Bison Trap (tags)

Protester who was ignored after repeatedly writing and calling has taken action to block the slaughter of Yellowstone's bison by Montana Dept. of Livestock by perching in an elevated platform.

U.S. Citizen Terrorist surveillance Program (tags)

The American public appears to be being hoodwinked into believing the Terrorist Surveillance program it is good for us and protects us from the terrorist. What it really does is takes away many of our constitutional rights guaranteed by our founding fathers

New Orleans: Defend Jamie ‘Bork’ Loughner (tags)

Jamie "Bork" Loughner, a housing activist, and disabled worker, who has relied on public housing for safe and affordable shelter, was arraigned on a politically inspired charge of possessing a false explosive device in Orleans Parish Criminal Court on January 29th, 2008.

OC Peace Coalition & Military Families Speak Out Presidents' Day Action--Nixon Library! (tags)

ORANGE COUNTY PEACE COALITION & MILITARY FAMILIES SPEAK OUT PRESIDENTS' DAY ACTION!

Greenpeace promotes privatization, blows off birds (tags)

Remember "turtles & teamsters"? Indymedia readers, environmental & political activists have struggled against the corporate privatization of the commons for years. It's a sad testament when groups like Greenpeace and others find themselves promoting capitalist moneymaking schemes that reduce the commons to an industrial sacrifice zone.

Global Warming Contrarians Exposed (tags)

An extremely informative, in-depth account of four of the major global warming "confusionists" is available free-online.

Federal Tax Relief Package is Welfare for Billionaires (tags)

President Franklin Roosevelt introduced the New Deal that began to release the nation from the grips of the Great Depression. America is now in the Bush Recession, and to implement effective economic solutions it will be necessary to take a page from the socialists' book. One-time checks are not the answer, and the federal stimulus package is already doomed to failure.

The FairTax Campaign Rocks the Boat! (tags)

Every day sees a new letter to the editor or web posting defining the 67,500 pages of income tax regulations, the effects of the current tax system on the “Made in America” label and the benefits of a fair, simple and transparent national tax system.

Caltrans says NO to hate (tags)

If anyone wants confirmative email headers on the email that I received and posted below, send me a request using a REAL email address and I'll forward a copy.

fbi torturers portrayed as Saviors (tags)

fbi fictional movie paradoxically presents glympse of its own macabre criminality; can you see the irony?

San Diego's Controversial City Attorney 'Speaks (tags)

To his supporters, San Diego city attorney Mike Aguirre is an activist and truth-teller who'sone of the few local elected officials dealing seriously with the city's budget crises. To his opponents, ranging from the Right-wing San Diego Union-Tribune to the city employee unions, he's a loud-mouthed obstructionist who's dividing the city and costing it money. The controversy was on display January 24, when Aguirre and two of his election oppoennts debated at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club.

Villaraigosa and Huizar Renege on Promises to Protect the Southwest Museum (tags)

"Obviously, the Mayor and Council Member Huizar are together with the Autry. My personal opinion is that politics; money; and lobbying, that Autry pays very highly for, have trumped the will of the people of Highland Park and Northeast L.A." -- Nicole Possert, co-chair, Friends of the Southwest Museum Coalition

No LNG Pipeline to CA in Our Name! (tags)

Residents of CA are welcome to comment on the proposed LNG tanker terminal in Coos Bay linking to the CA pipeline. This is a "not on our name" issue as the residents of Coos Bay, OR will bear the brunt of the risks from having a potentially explosive LNG terminal in their neighborhood, though all the natural gas will be exported into CA. Not to mention the international human rights violations and potential instability coming from extracting natural gas from countries like Bolivia, Algeria, etc..

Apolitical Direct Action Adopted by Potential Fascists (tags)

We Are Change pushes for The Burrito Project, a copy of Food Not Bombs. This is a threat to anarchism.

Power Of The IMC. (tags)

Benefits to citizen-journalists in 2008 election.

The Minuteman Highway (tags)

The Minutemen are “benevolently” giving back! So they think. According to LA Times’ Richard Marosi, the Minutemen were recently approved by the California Transportation Department to adopt a two mile stretch of the 5 Freeway near San Clemente, CA

Reviewing David Edwards and David Cromwell's Guardians of Power (tags)

A powerful critique of the dominant media

Five New Community Centers in Vancouver B.C. (tags)

The new community centers came about through the diehard advocates in Vancouver. Architects love to do public buildings. There's more of a chance to create community spirit. Community centers are infrastructure investments with multiplier effects in public spirit and counseling.

On the Anti-Democratic Character of Neoliberalism (tags)

Privatization, deregulation and cuts in social spending is the trinity of the free market, Naomi Klein explains. The consciou8s production of unemployment is anti-democratic. The conscious worsening of income- and assets distribution is anti-democratic.

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!

Building Bridges: Mass Evictions in New Orleans (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK BELOW

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 2 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. (Links to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

FCC Proposes Greater Media Consolidation (tags)

FCC proposal will harm independent journalism

Infoshop Opening Soon in Santa Barbara (tags)

A collective in Santa Barbara is currently working to open an infoshop in the city. We hope by February to open our doors to the public.

Three Undercover Masked Police in Canada Exposed (tags)

Canadians are opposeing the fascist Bush regime's corporatre take over of their nation. To combat overwhelming opposition to this corporate fascism, the Canadian fascist State armed three under cover, masked police officers to commit violent crimes against their own fellow officers. The video catches these fascist pigs in the act.

Signs of Cultural Declineand Glimmers of Hope (tags)

Trust in the administration of justice disappears - obviously for good reason. The temporary success of a citizen rebellion against selling off the city of Leipzig is a glimmer of hope.

The Gap and Black Friday (tags)

Building a New Global Movement The Observer's Dan McDougall described their garment shop as, "smeared with filth, corridors flooded with excrement from a flooded toilet." The workers recounted threats and beatings from management to keep their nimble fingers moving.

A Police Provocateur's Dream, HR 1955 & S.1959 (tags)

"The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act"

Venezuela: The economic tug of war between revolution and counter-revolution (tags)

A recent report from Datanalisis (1) [the Venezuelan statistical service] revealed what already many people knew and suffered from. Scarcity of basic foodstuff is becoming intolerable. This study established that milk, beef and sugar have become very difficult to find. Other products like chicken, cooking oil, cheese, sardines and black beans are also very scarce. The analysts who compiled the report interviewed 800 people in some 60 different shops, supermarkets and markets, both in the private sector and the public distribution network, Mercal. 73,3% of the places visited had no milk powder for sale. 51,7% no longer had refined sugar, 40% had no cooking oil, and 26,7% no black beans, a basic staple in Venezuela. Two thirds of the shoppers declared that they experienced food scarcity to one degree or another in the shops where they usually buy. Queues of a few hours, sometimes up to four hours, to buy some milk are no longer the exception. This is reminiscent of the situation in Chile when wholesale economic sabotage was used against the left-wing Popular Unity government of the 1970s. Without giving in to the panic stories and exaggerated reports of the right-wing media, we must understand that this is a serious situation. The bosses have even threatened to extend this situation into the first quarter of 2008, especially because of the uncertainties related to the questions of private property included in the new constitutional reform. They are grabbing the revolution by its throat.

Demand Grows For bush To Reveal Details of Plan Mexico (tags)

billions to keep the price of illegal drugs up, but not one cent for the fence....

'Denied in Full': Federal Judges Grill CIA Lawyers on JFK Secrets (tags)

Joannides served as the chief of psychological warfare operations in the Agency's Miami station at the time of Kennedy's assassination. Using the alias "Howard," he was the case officer for a Cuban exile group whose members had repeated contact with accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald in August 1963 -- rendering any records of Joannides' secret operations at that time potentially relevant to the JFK assassination story.

INSURGENTES against Venezuela´s constitutional reform (tags)

* Various organizations and individuals within Venezuela, each with a history of social struggle and each bringing with them diverse proposals from the anti-authoritarian and critical left, have assembled in the space of INSURGENTES (INSURGENTS) to forge a position against the proposed constitutional “reform” offered by the republic’s President, Hugo Chavez Frias.

Blackwater's California Wildfire Relief Efforts Backfire With Local Residents (tags)

While hundreds of thousands of citizens were fleeing Southern California's wildfires in October, Blackwater USA was charging back in. While the fires still burned, executives from the private security firm personally delivered food and supplies to displaced residents and eventually set up temporary housing. But don't accuse Blackwater of taking advantage of the disaster for the purposes of self-promotion. The company insists that it is just a friendly corporate citizen.

Venezuela: Reforms take away what is gained through the struggle (tags)

*This is the editorial of the latest edition of El Libertario(Venezuela, #51, November 2007, now available -in spanish- in www.nodo50.org/ellibertario) in which this mouthpiece of Venezuelan Anarchism set outs its position with regard to the Constitutional Reforms which the current Government seeks to impose on this country.

Neoliberalism in Crisis (tags)

Liberation theology warns the future of the first world is the third world. Everyday time is replaced by kairos time, the time of decision, when lawlessness masks as lawfulness. The language of proclamation runs crossway to the language of time. Cast your net on the other side!

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are Inciting Terrorism! (tags)

By honoring the writers's strike picket lines and not going to work at the Comedy Channel Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert are inciting the American public to resort to acts of terrorism.

State Street TAZ (Santa Barbara Reclaim the Streets!) (tags)

This article was written for The Bottom Line, a UCSB publication. It was the best coverage. Most media missed the point entirely.

National Weather Service Wrong in Not Warning the Public about Global Warming (tags)

Author: Michael T. Neuman

Sign the Petition to Save Hawaii! (tags)

This is a petition to help stop the rampant destruction and radioactive contamination of the Hawaiian Islands by the US military! Please take just one moment to oppose the military's degradation of Hawaiian ecoystems and public health!

Outrage is Sweeping Hawai'i (tags)

The inhabitants and the land of the Marshall Islands and the Bikini Islands were poisoned in the forties due to nuclear testing. Look at Kaho’olawe, still polluted despite over $400 million in cleanup efforts.

The Reconstruction Party: A New Political Development (tags)

There is a new political party on the horizon that is attempting to offer working class Blacks, working people in general, and the poor an alternative to the two capitalist parties, the Democrats and the Republicans. Stunned by how little has been done by either capitalist party for anyone who was devastated by Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans – other than the rich and powerful – the Reconstruction Party was officially launched on September 2 of this year. As a first step, the Party is running Malcolm Suber for City Council in New Orleans. Suber is a former textile worker and auto worker and member of the UAW, and has been active in labor struggles since moving to New Orleans, especially around union organizing. He was a founding member and national organizer of the People's Hurricane Relief Fund and Oversight Coalition, a broad coalition of grassroots groups organized around the demand for the reconstruction of New Orleans under community control. In part, this movement is a response to the ruthless policies implemented by the ruling class in New Orleans. Taking full advantage of the helpless situation of many working people, especially the Black majority of New Orleans, the capitalists have pressed to privatize everything, including schools, health care, and prisons, while at the same time preventing the vast majority of those who were forced to leave from returning to their homes.

Local: Habitat for Humanity Partners With OHA To Displace Oakland's Poor (tags)

Locals Struggle To Save 75 Families From Being Evicted From Their Public Housing Complex!

Social Economies and Political Conflicts (tags)

Most of our serious social, ecological and economic problems can only be solved bottom-up with the insight and will of concerned citizens. The challenge consists in a radical democratization of the economy. Otherwise we put the cart before the horse and bridle the horse by the tail.

The Radiation Poisoning of America (tags)

(and the world)

New video shows how government “data-mining” harms privacy (tags)

"FBI Unbound: How National Security Letters Violate Our Privacy" is being shown in towns across the U.S. this fall -- especially on October 26, the anniversary of the PATRIOT Act.

A Gap billionaire's museum in Pelosi's privatized National Park? (tags)

Don Fisher, the multi-billionaire founder of Gap, Inc. and "personal friend" of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, wants to build a 100,000 square foot museum for his personal art collection in the Presidio National Park. The deadline for public comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement for Fisher's proposed big box museum is Monday, October 15.

Public Hearings on Sacto/San Joaquin Delta Crisis (tags)

This includes a reportback of the recent public hearing (10/4) and info on the next public hearing (10/8) in Sacto Capitol to save the Sacramento and San Joaquin delta smelt from extinction, ideas for water conservation, etc..

"Capitalism and Freedom" Unmasked (tags)

The dark side of Milton Friedman's economics.

PalCo Bankruptcy Plan; Maxxam Sells Redwoods to Developers (tags)

At Pacific Lumber's Chapter 11 bankruptcy hearings, parent corporation Maxxam (Houston, TX headquarters) submits plan in Corpus Christi court to sell land for development to pay off their debt to creditors and continue logging with even less restrictions on their remaining land. CA residents are excluded from any decision making process in the bankruptcy proceedings.

Beyond the lies: How Pelosi or Reid can end the war now (tags)

Nancy Pelosi herself has the power to stop funding the occupation of Iraq; all she has to do is refuse to allow any more Iraq spending bills to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives. In the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid has the same power.

Media and War (tags)

The news media in times of crisis and war reproduce and do not question the consciousness and attitudes of the elites. Wars are seen as exceptional situations by the media in which patriotism outweighs the journalistic self-image of critically distanced reporting.

Greenspan's Dark Legacy Unmasked (tags)

Alan Greenspan's true record of public disservice.

OC Superior Court Judge dismisses criminal case against Coyotl Tezcatlipoca (tags)

Judge throws out case because Costa Mesa’s city attorney never took an oath as a public prosecutor; civil rights case still pending.

Something Is Rotten: Israel (tags)

The cat is out of the bag...

Criminal Trial for Costa Mesa Activist (tags)

The charges of “disrupting” a city council proceeding stem from a free-for-all that broke out during a public comments session of the Jan. 3, 2006, Costa Mesa city council meeting after police, acting on Mayor Allan Mansoor’s orders to take an early recess, pulled Acosta away from the speaker’s podium and pushed him outside the council chambers before his three minute speaking limit had expired.

Reviewing Naomi Klein's "The Shock Doctrine" (tags)

The human wreckage of disaster capitalism.

How Bad Is the Climate Situation ...... Really? (tags)

I became aware of the power of the climate decades ago in college classes that were the most interesting that I had. The professor was not talking about 'Global Warming' or 'Climate Change' at all, only about the immensity of the oceans and their affect on the climate and weather.

TODAY’S THE LAST DAY TO SAVE HAWAIIAN PARADISE & THE PACIFIC! (tags)

Today is the last day to save Hawaiian Paradise - the islands, the marine life, and the health of the Pacific Ocean. The military is planning an unprecedented expansion of military operations and "war games" exercises that will severely damage the health of the Pacific and to the Hawaiian people and all life forms in the Hawaiian Islands!

September 15th Rally Is Unnerving Bush-Cheney Gang (tags)

The Bush-Cheney Gang is shaken by the coming massive antiwar rally set for September 15th, in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 6, 2007, it disrupted the ANSWER Coalition’s promotion of that demonstration. A cop-on-horseback interrupted ANSWER’s press conference that day. Three activists were also arrested. Plus, the antiwar activist, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., was assaulted by six Capitol Hill cops on Sept. 10th.

Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries (tags)

The lists “show a bias toward evangelical popularism and Calvinism,” he said, and lacked materials from early church fathers, liberal theologians and major Protestant denominations.

Think Tanks Stink (tags)

Fraudulent and Cowardly Punks At Think Tanks Around the Country Are An Abomination

Prominent Environmental Leader Goes To Trial in Free Speech Case (tags)

Rodney Coronado, well-known environmental, animal rights and Native American activist is facing charges brought by government prosecutors related to a public speech

911 General Strike Gaining Momentum (tags)

  “No Work, No School, No Shopping – Hit the Streets” The 911 General Strike called by a coalition of antiwar, 911 Truth, and pro impeachment groups is gaining strength with gatherings scheduled across the country and rapidly expanding activity on the Internet, where the idea originated.

We in the 911 Truth Movement (tags)

Free Speech don't mean squat if no one at the top has to listen.

Homeland Security Head Michael Chertoff says Security requires sacrifice (tags)

They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security - Benjamin Franklin

DHS to test comms strategy in TopOff 4 (tags)

As part of an exercise involving a simulated terrorism attack, the Homeland Security Department wants to gauge the extent to which the public would trust information DHS releases electronically. Like its predecessors, the fourth Top Officials (TopOff) exercise is intended to test the nation's readiness to deal with a large-scale terrorist attacks. This time, the exercise will test the department's public communications strategy.

A MODEST LABOR PROPOSAL (tags)

COMMENTARY

The War on Working Americans - Part II (tags)

Part II of how American workers are losing out.

Noble Resolve and the Portland Presstitutes (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer, delivers a scathing review of the media/military misinformation in Portland's nuke exercises, Noble Resolve (just finished) and TOPOFF (coming soon). He concludes with details of the Oregon guerrilla media that did the job that mainstreamers shirked.

Sao Paulo (Brazil) is under a disguised dictatorship (tags)

It’s a disguised dictatorship, with press freedom, but no freedom for public demonstrations.

Noble Resolve [Helping The Oregonian Catch Up] (tags)

Captain Eric May, the Internet intellegence writer, offers an insightful geopolitical summary, giving full consideration to the prospect of a summer 2007 World War Three. He continues his investigative work on "Noble Resolve," the nuclear excercise centered on Portland.

Should Journalists be Certified? (tags)

Reasonable people here in the U.S. appreciate, and also assume, that our culture’s news industry of executives, editors and journalists be held to high standards of professional conduct. A democratic republic needs, as well as expects, truth in reporting, and adequate, if not comprehensive, coverage on “all” important issues. To refocus the question of media fraud to one of whether journalists ought to be certified, or accredited by some kind of professional board, in order to be recognized as “professional” journalists, is, to say the least, shortsighted.

"Continuous Operations" and "Elimination of Unit Breaks" Exposes ILWU (tags)

The "Continuous Operations" and "Elimination of Unit Breaks" agreement signed by Ugles & Co. of ILWU Local 19 Seattle exposes union officers as hypocrites in the fight for clean air in our port communities.

Go to Los Angeles Meeting Monday 8/20 Noon (tags)

Los Angeles Municipal Water District announced 18 Million Water drinking RatePayers from San Diego through most cities they serve in Greater Los Angees will get FLUORIDE 'Medicant' in water Oct 1 '07. PROTEST at PUBLIC Meeting Noon Oct. 20th Monday/ details:

Is It Time to Rein in AIPAC? (tags)

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee, “AIPAC,” is the nine ton elephant in the room! It is the ultra-engine that drives the Israel Lobby. After the Walt/Mearsheimer Report came out in March, 2006, its cover was blown. Now, Grant F. Smith’s latest book, “Foreign Agents: AIPAC,” is hitting the streets. It is a searing indictment of AIPAC in the Court of Public Opinion and should be read by every American who cares about the fate of the Republic.

$10,000 Penalty For Posters About Political Event ! (tags)

ANSWER Coalition, promoter of some of the largest. most successful Wash DC demonstrations, is threatened with $10,000 fines for posters promoting upcoming demos. This threatens ALL interests that may hope to gather peacefully to express grievances to officals and mainstream public.

Staging the Portland Nuke (A Comedy of Terrors) (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet military intelligence writer, has written his most detailed article to date on the highly suspicious Portland Nuke exercise, Noble Resolve. He names the names of the key players in the operation, and of the military and media figures who have joined the growing outcry about what may turn out to be a false flag version of the White Houses much- predicted terror nuke.

Alternatives to Neoliberal Globalization (tags)

Refusing to work out historical sins like colonialism, fascism and apartheid repeats the historical model of conquest, domination and exclusion. Kairos Europe is directed against a system and its structures. Its positive goal sets life and people in first place.

PORTLAND NUCLEAR INQUEST... Formed & Functioning (tags)

Captain Eric H. May, the Internet intelligence writer posts this important update announcing the formation of the Portland Nuclear Inquest.

Anaheim Elementary Education Assoc. and Board of Ed at IMPASSE! (tags)

PUBLIC NOTICE: The Anaheim Elementary Education Association (AEEA) and the Anaheim City School District (ACSD) bargaining teams met with a State mediator on Friday, July 27, 2007. While the entire AEEA bargaining team came prepared to reach a settlement – cancelling vacations and other personal plans – a crucial member of the District team was NOT in attendance. This absence reinforced the perception that teachers are not a priority in the Anaheim City School District, and it is an indication that reaching a timely settlement is not a District priority. The presence of over one hundred AEEA members, waving signs, wearing buttons, and encouraging honks of support, inspired the AEEA bargaining team and showed the mediator that both its membership and their needs are truly being represented. Public support of AEEA UNION members is very much appreciated!

Scientists mobilizing to fight President Bush (tags)

More than 60 influential scientists, including 20 Nobel laureates, are mobilizing scientists and citizens alike to push for reforms that will protect our health, safety, and environment. The Scientific Integrity Program from the Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/scientific_integrity/

Canada Wins Its First NAFTA Decision! (tags)

The economy is a part of life, not a steamroller dominating all life and discourse and trashing past, present and future. Canada's win in the 7-year UPS case gives hope to all people in the struggle for sovereignty, self-determination and economic justice.

Tom Hayden is given the Los Angeles Free Press Lifetime Dedication Award (tags)

The New York Times book review has said; Hayden is "the single greatest figure of the 1960s student movement.”; Nicholas Lemann, national correspondent of The Atlantic has written "Tom Hayden changed America"; Forty years later he was described as "the conscience of the Senate" by the political columnist of the Sacramento Bee; When he retired in 2000 after eighteen years, including chairing the committees on higher education, labor and environment, he received the longest farewell of any legislator in memory, according to the Los Angeles Times; "His journey is our journey through the tumultuous and disillusioning decades, He is our Everyman, he is us." – Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Reviewing Michael Parenti's "Democracy For the Few" - by Stephen Lendman (tags)

America's democracy serves only the privileged.

Depleted Uranium Blasts to Increase Near SF/San Jose - Video News Clip (tags)

A recent news clip that discusses Lawrence Livermore Laboratory's permit application to blast 8,000 lbs of contaminants including Depleted Uranium near San Francisco/San Jose area. The SF Bay can be seen off into the distance on your left.

Once upon a time there was a Canada (tags)

Heres how the NWO Bankers have secretly taken over Canada and most people have no clue what has been going on thanks to the traitorist media

The Militarization and Annexation of North America (tags)

NAFTA on steroids enforced with an iron fist

Political Crisis in El Salvador (tags)

A political crisis of explosive proportion is looming this week in El Salvador. In an apparent Effort to decapitate the leadership of one wing of the social movement, Salvadoran national police detained and imprisoned leaders of the Association of Rural Communities for the Development of El Salvador (CRIPDES), a social organization which has worked since the 1980’s with over three hundred organized communities to advocate for their rights. Along with 10 community members, the leaders were placed in “preventative detention” for up to three months pending trial by special tribunal on charges of terrorism.

Jerusalem conference (tags)

To recommend withdrawl from West Bank

Privatization as a Threat (tags)

Privatization undermines the nature of the state, the state's reason to exist, and leads to the loss of identity and sovereignty. The state revenue side is weakened by privatizing profitable state expenses. Siegfried Bross is a judge on the German Constitutional Court.

Reinventing A War Criminal (tags)

Reinventing Tony Blair as a Trojan horse peacenik.

Los Angeles Moves to Forefront of National Impeachment Movement (tags)

Leaders of the Westside Greens, the Progressive Democrats of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Greens, and the Santa Monica Democratic Club have established the Impeachment Center to provide a facility for phonebanking, letterwriting, and the distribution of lawn signs, bumper stickers and a full range of impeachment action items and related literature.

Don't Do It Paris. (tags)

Why building another transitional home for inmates will do nothing for society. But there is hope, for something else.

Worst Case Climate Scenario? We've Got It! Times 2 (tags)

Two paragraphs from the British newspaper The Observer about a Pentagon study: "A secret report, suppressed by US defense chiefs and obtained by The Observer, warns that major European cities will be sunk beneath rising seas as Britain is plunged into a 'Siberian' climate by 2020. Nuclear conflict, mega-droughts, famine and widespread rioting will erupt across the world." "The [secret] document predicts that abrupt climate change could bring the planet to the edge of anarchy as countries develop a nuclear threat to defend and secure dwindling food, water and energy supplies. The threat to global stability vastly eclipses that of terrorism, say the few experts privy to its contents."

Anti-war activists blocking military shipments to Iraq (tags)

It is time to move beyond marches and rallies if we are to stop the war

The Neoliberal Catechism (tags)

Turning away from the state causes old age poverty and endangers life and limb.. The consequences of privatization are faded out in the US and Germany.. Defining freedom as only entrepreneurial freedom and freedom of capital can be easily veiled.

Buy Silence, Sell Distraction!? (tags)

The time has come for victims to organize, network, and empower themselves ....

Liberty Quarry- A Rock Hard Sell (tags)

As Granite Construction continue to pay millions to bolster their propaganda campaign, to sell Liberty Quarry, SOS has gained tremendous public support, collecting small donation and some grocery monies, to educate the public about a future industrial menace.

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

Blair bites the hand that feeds (tags)

He won't get his house paid for this way.

Banned: The Golden Book Of Chemistry e-book (1960) (tags)

Banned: The Golden Book of Chemistry Experiments (1960) By Robert Brent ebook pdf Back in the late 60's this book was pulled from all public libraries and store shelves by the government. It was said that the experiments and information contained herin were too dangerous for the general public.

Israelis' faith in their democracy is lower than ever (tags)

As the country prepares for the selection of a new defense minister and president, in votes that could decide the government's fate, Israelis are more disillusioned than ever with their elected officials, according to findings released by the Israel Democracy Institute on Sunday.

Wall Street Journal's Looking Glass World (tags)

Made in Washington street protests threaten Venezuela

Disabled Conscientious Objector Vet Goes Before Judge Over Freedom of Speech (tags)

The Coils were reading when they noticed through a glass window a room in which two military recruiters with a stack of forms were trying to recruit a young man who Tim thought could not have been more than 17 or 18 years old.

5th Generation Warfare (tags)

Information war. The not so silent, response to the manufactured 4th Gen. warfare of the pentagon which is a mere treatise of tactical response to civilian insurrection against an occupational force.

Terrorism Defined (tags)

The real meaning of terrorism.

Whale slaughter in Southern Oceans (tags)

Why is a Northern Hemisphere nation, JAPAN, permitted to flagrantly slaughter whales in Southern Hemisphere waters? Perhaps widespread inaction in the face of blatant Japanese smugness, arrogance, contempt for the environment, the International Whaling Commission and other nations is related to the world’s toleration of criminal wars resulting in hundreds of thousands of innocent human casualties! What chance do whales have if innocent HUMAN BEINGS are treated as expendable?

The Battle for Mass Transit in Los Angeles (tags)

Scenes and public commentary from the MTA's public hearing on the recent fare hike, as well as general commentary on the event and a discussion as to what prevents Los Angeles from creating the mass transit system it direly needs.

Bush surrenders (tags)

the president surrenders

Schools Should Not Be Missions for the Empire's Wars (tags)

San Diego school workers are being pressed to participate in a massive pro-war campaign disguised as a "support the troops," campaign. Educators have nothing to gain from the empire's relentless demands for cheap labor, raw materials, and social control, and neither do our kids.

People's Network request for a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, MIWON (tags)

People's Network in Defense of Human Rights requests a public apology from CHIRLA, CARECEN, and MIWON for statements blaming youth and anarchists for police violence.

CA cannabis prohibition 4 CDC prison profit$$ (tags)

CDC state prison officials reap profits from the incarceration of non-violent cannabis offenders and the exploitation of rural economies..

Review of End Times (tags)

The dismal state of the corporate print media.

Posada and US Government Found Guilty in Cuba (tags)

Luis Posada Carriles was declared guilty Tuesday of committing several crimes against Cuba and its people at a public trial held in Havana. The United States was also found responsible for having financed and supported his activities.

Fabian Nunez 12-Day Posh Trip to Rio Paid for by Chevron Oil (tags)

Schwarzenegger's powerful chief of staff, Susan P. Kennedy, and her partner spent a legislative spring break in Rio de Janeiro at the posh Copacabana Palace with Democratic Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez and his wife — on the tab of a foundation largely financed by Chevron and other energy companies. During the 12-day conference, Chevron's lobbyist got an entire day on the official agenda, which the public knows about only because of our Public Records Act request. Nuñez, who last year was highly critical of oil companies, seems to have nothing to say this year.

US Climate Science Reduced to a 'Pack o Lies' (tags)

by Don Beck "It seems more like Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union than the United States" - Dr. James Hansen, NASA climatologist Keep the facts of global warming away from the American people.....they can't handle the truth. That is the message we are getting from this Administration who have placed political appointees to head key agencies in order to filter and even alter the scientific facts. In February, the leading climatologist at NASA, Dr. James Hansen testified to a congressional committee in a hearing looking into the Bush

jeb bush Joins the Tenet Gravy Train (tags)

crime pays

l.a. city news service wire betrays lapd/miwon lie (tags)

city news service wire announcement of council task force public hearing yesterday still contains original lapd version "demonstrators responded by throwing..."

MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)

MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.

Public Terror: Escalating the War on Migrants (tags)

The mass public assault on the May 1st rally and a public raid on migrants at a shopping mall in Chicago shortly before May 1st mark a brutal and highly public escalation in the ruling class's war on migrants. Increased resistance like the upcoming May 17th march to MacArthur Park is exactly what the situation calls for.

Dr. Gilbert Burnham on the 654,965 Death Toll in Iraq (tags)

One of the true horrors of the Iraqi War is the death toll of the civilian population caught up in that conflict. In Oct., 2006, “The Lancet,” a prestigious British Medical Journal, published a study entitled: “The Human Cost of the War in Iraq.” One of its co-authors was Dr. Gilbert Burnham of the Johns Hopkins U. Its stunning conclusion: 659,965 Iraqis have died in the war as of July, 2006! On May 8, 2007, Dr. Burnham discussed that report.

The War on Free Expression (tags)

The struggle to save our First Amendment rights

Taxes and Finance Capital: Back to the Feudal State (tags)

Taxes are the corrective to the furious free market. They safeguard the public interest, redistribution, public functions and services..For the oligarchs, tax is a confiscation and tax officials are highway robbers.. Tax reductions for the rich are the direrct cause of the debility of community.

Naked Mexican!!!! (tags)

Mexicans strip en masse for U.S. artist

Frantic Lunge from Drowning Conservative (tags)

Howard’s latest glib contribution, ‘Australia Rising’, delivered at the Queensland Media Club today, is yet another attempt to claw back into favour and steal attention away from the Murdoch endorsed future Prime Minister, Kevin (I can suck harder than you) Rudd. Howard’s spin-doctors have been working overtime to no avail it would seem. Following the ridiculous and desperate attempts to steal the agenda with infantile attacks on US presidential candidates, the HIV positive and most recently Howard's very revealing and ‘removed’ call for divine intervention regarding the water crisis, the “Australia Rising” speech will no doubt be greeted by the public with all the disdain it deserves!

The Candidate of Oz (tags)

The closer Australia gets to the Federal election, the fewer the political differences between the two major candidates! The chances of opposition leader, Kevin Rudd becoming the next Australian prime minister have increased dramatically following his private dinner engagement with king maker, Rupert Murdoch in New York today. During his quick visit to the U.S., Rudd also addressed the Brookings Institution in Washington and confirmed that any negligible differences between his policies and Howard’s would be completely eradicated by the time of the election and that he was ready, willing and able to assume the ’position’ of lackey, sycophant and new governor of America’s newest colonial acquisition, Australia! [O Ned, you’re better off dead!]

New US Postal Rates Undermine Small Publications (tags)

US Postal Service duplicity to subvert First Amendment freedom

Help the Bus Riders Keep Fares Low (tags)

The BRU is protesting the proposed MTA fare hikes. We're in the middle of a war for oil, and they want to cut back, discourage, and raise fares. The working class economy sucks, and they want to suck the money from our purses. How about they do the right thing, and get rid of the SUV subsidy? Protest!

Australian Leader – “underdog” (tags)

The Prime Minister of Australia claimed today that he would contest the forthcoming Federal election as the underdog – another tired (and familiar) Howard tactic! The failing politician failed to mention that it was he who created the situation with his inane, ill-considered comments ranging from his hysterical criticisms of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama, as the terrorist friendly candidate, to his astounding comments on HIV and immigration bans.

No flowers (tags)

The real scandal

SpiritHouse Launches campaign to end the image war against African American women (tags)

On the tails of the hurtful words of Don Imus, the Our Name is Our Own Campaign™ will target the systemic level of this habitual branding, and how it sabotages the work of social justice and obscures the vision for our common dreams. This grassroots campaign will be unveiled by Ruby Sales -- acclaimed civil rights activist, social critic, public theologian and history maker -- at the Lucy Florence Cultural Center located in Los Angeles, at 11am this morning. See below for press release.

OurName Is Our Own (tags)

a call to end image war against black women

Sleepless on Skid Row (tags)

Guilty of Being Homeless in America!?

Hillary Clinton backs public funding for federal (tags)

JEFFREY GOLD The Associated Press ELIZABETH, N.J. - Although her presidential fundraising efforts have been record-setting, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., on Monday backed public funding for federal candidates. www.YouTubePolitics.Org

Hicks case becomes Quicksand for Oz Government (tags)

When things are a bit slow we can always rely on the Australian conservative government to entertain us -- their now very desperate (divorced from reality) attempts to come out of the Hicks “saga” smelling roses are entertaining if nothing else. The impossibility of the Howard government looking good over any issue relating to Hicks hasn’t dampened the enthusiasm of the Federal Treasurer, Peter Costello. The Treasurer has very unwisely waded into the debate with characteristic arrogance and miscalculated comments directed at Hicks. Try as Costello might to incriminate Hicks and brand him a murderer, the facts defy his every attempt.

Activist's 2007 Information Source (tags)

Seek & Yee Shall Find!

New World Order (tags)

A recent article brought home the shocking truth of today’s new world order by contrasting the social outrage expressed against Richard Nixon for his minor offence of a break and enter (Watergate) with today's social complacency in the face of half-a-million civilian dead in Iraq. The office of president of the USA has become an experimental position where corporate placed buffoons are allowed to reign ruin on the world. The “bouquet of flowers, mission accomplished, WMD, give war a chance”, administration has got it wrong from the start yet ‘bouquet’ Wolfowitz has been promoted to the president of the World Bank, where he continues to bungle and lose to other interests (China). The incompetent clown, Bush, remains president and the criminals who benefit remain behind the scenes profiting on the misery of others!

Maxxam Inc. Escapes CA for TX with Stolen Forests, Jobs & $$$ (tags)

Recent attempts by Maxxam Corporation to abscound with billions in profits as Pacific Lumber Chptr 11 Bankruptcy hearings begin. The location of the hearings should be in CA near the PL workers and their affected ecosystem where the damage occurred, yet Maxxam CEO Hurwitz engineered a ghost corporation 'Scotia Development' to hijack the right to attend bankruptcy hearings from the jobless PL workers..

Why aren't the Bush daughters in Iraq? (tags)

The president's family has set an appallingly bad example for wartime sacrifice.

Australian Journalist continues lie about AHmadinejad (tags)

Julie Szego, who writes for the australian paper The AGE and also Australian Jewish News, has written a hatchet piece against President Ahmadinejad of Iran, in which all the old lies are trotted out. So ive written a letter to the AGE, and now will spread around the internet

Euthanasia (tags)

Ceci n'est pas une pipe

Using "Health Laws" to flush the Constitution down the toilet! (tags)

Screw that guilty until proven innonce stuff the American police state is based on. It seems like they are using a "health excuse" to lock this guy up for life.

CA needs law enforcement accountability to the media and the public (tags)

Presently, CA laws prevent disclosure of relevent details of citizen complaints of law enforcement misconduct to media and public.

Your Grandchildren Will Despise You Immensely! (tags)

Expect to hear things like this:

A Full Scale Invasion of Iran is the Only Option on the Table. (tags)

A full-scale invasion of Iran is the only possible option for several simple reasons.

Health Reform: Turning from the Solidarity Principle (tags)

Neoliberal economic and labor market policy, stagnating working income and continuing mass unemployment have withered the extent of employment paying into social security.. The next financing crisis of health insurance is pre-programmed.

Prosecutors seek OK to create phony files (tags)

Florida's prosecutors are floating a proposal to the Legislature to give them the power to secretly falsify public court records -- with a judge's approval -- for undercover law enforcement purposes.

OAKLAND CITY ATTORNEY SLAMS CRITICS OF LAWSUIT AGAINST OAKLAND HOUSING AUTHORITY (tags)

Critics of the recent lawsuit filed against the Oakland Housing Authority by the City of Oakland, are under attack from the City Attorney's office!

Homeless People Win --Jury Says “Not Guilty” at Trial: Activist Seeks Community Response (tags)

Homeless People Win --Jury Decides “Not Guilty” in Skid Row Activist's Criminal Trial. States the Homeless Activist "I haven't decided what I will do next; and I am interested in what suggestions people have. ”

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Rally Update (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Saturday demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division headquarters continue weekly:

Skid Row Activist on Trial --Anti-Brutality Protest this Saturday (tags)

Downtown L.A. Hotel Attempts to Ban Homeless People from It's Public Areas --Meanwhile, this Saturday will see continuing demonstrations against police brutality on Skid Row in front of LAPD Central Division Headquartes:

9-11 Petition needs 15000 signatures before its present to Congress (tags)

A petition has been create to force the US govt to release information relevant to 9-11. The Jersey widows need 15000 signtures so they can present this to Congress. Lets get as many people to sign it as possible.

Bush 2008 budget to brutalize humanity (tags)

Bush budget proposes to brutalize America!

Villaraigosa Shouted Down at Black History Event By L.A.'s Rising Homeless Protesters (tags)

LA CAN protest rocks "Black History Month" ceremony; in front of pop star Stevie Wonder, L.A. Mayor Villaraigosa drowned out by angry homeless advocates protesting racist police attacks against homeless blacks downtown.

What’s the Death Toll, Mr. Bush? (tags)

The ever increasing, unmentionable death toll of U.S. military expansionism in the Middle East, Eastern Europe and elsewhere exceeds one million souls. The human casualties have achieved unification and consensus at last! The slogan of death is unutterable, perfectly silent and devastatingly effective! Devoid of tribe, nation, race, religion and every other divisive factor that contributed to their demise, all humans are united in death – they are finished! In death there are no ideologies, 'critical issues' or causes.

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy (tags)

Bush's budget priorities: war and the wealthy

Ag Industry Threatened by Animal Rights (tags)

As both the law and Big Ag respond to consumer pressures for humane treatment of animals, agriculture representatives fear a slippery slope that could lead to an end of their business as they know it, adding a meaningful wrinkle to the debate between so-called new welfarists and abolitionists, who ought to be teaming up in a full-court press on the industry (keeping them on the defense) rather than wasting time and efforts criticizing each other.

Governing against the People (tags)

The dream of 1989 that democracy and capitalism can be reconciled fades.. Elected governments orient their decisions in trans-national groups and global finance markets.

Venezuela's RCTV Acts of Sedition (tags)

Hugo Chavez within the law acting against a flagrant media lawbreaker.

Bush shoots Lincoln (tags)

and will destroy the Republiban Party forever

More Employment through a Different Distribution (tags)

More employment comes through reduced working hours and public investments more than tax subsidies. The state has destroyed jobs. The global attack of neoliberalism has gravely damaged the democratic welfare state.

Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)

Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.

BUSH'S NEW SCHEME FOR BLOCKING INQUIRY INTO HIS ROLE IN THE MAKING OF IRAQ DISASTER (tags)

The same men who brought you the Iraq Disaster are about to launch a military strike against Iran. The Iran Disaster will be of such massively incalculable proportions to which the Bush’s Iraq Disaster would seem like a small camp fire.

RATTUCUS ONE.2 REDEMPTION OF CRUISE (tags)

In the time of the new millenium, and in the new world, was a man known as Tom. He was also known as Cruise, that which moves in harmony with momentum, and he was well known for his works. It came to pass that Tom was tormented by many of those who knew of him, those who knew him, and even those who knew him and were blessed by their knowledge of him.

A Very American Coup (tags)

The office of President was not on the ballot in November. Yet it was around that time that a sitting president began to feel the power oozing out of the White House.

Daniel Ellsberg: “Bush is Dangerous. He has to Go!” (tags)

Daniel Ellsberg of “Pentagon Papers” fame was one of the riveting speakers at an event at the National Press Club, in Washington, D.C., held on Jan. 4, 2007. It was sponsored by the World Can’t Wait organization. Ellsberg said that President George W. Bush and V.P. Dick Cheney have to go. He labeled Bush “dangerous!” He urged activists to push for a two pronged Congressional strategy: First, to cut off all funding for the Iraqi War; and, secondly, to investigate the serial crimes of the Bush-Cheney Gang.

Cooking the Books: U.S. Banks are Giant Casinos (tags)

This is not good news.

Bungles, Ghosts and Damage Control (tags)

The Whitehouse is in damage control over the bungled execution of Saddam Hussein. The hurried execution backfired in the worst possible way; a vanquished leader should never be allowed to continue his work from the ‘grave’. Anthropologists are familiar with appeasement rituals and ceremonies for the dead, which are common to numerous cultures. In the wake of Saddam’s bungled execution these curious rituals begin to make sense.

New Film Exposes evangelical Hypocrisy/ Bush War Crimes (tags)

Real Christians Don't Choose War

VIDEO: Veterans For Peace light 3,000 candles on Santa Monica beach (tags)

Uploaded is video from the Veterans for Peace New Year’s Eve installation in response to the 3,000th US military death in Iraq. 3,000 candles were lit for each death.

Brazil: Happy New Year! (tags)

Reestablished the republic, we do not have doubt that 2007 will be a great year for all Brazilians and that we'll be able to be much more useful to the international community.

public blue (tags)

A movie and a brief talk about the situation in Osaka and hopefully showing some similarities in urbanism with the destruction of the south central farm

The CAFR Outrage (tags)

The CAFR Outrage - Qualify The Motive Over the last several decades, the public of the USA has griped about:

A Look Back and Ahead in an Age of Neocon Rule (tags)

A review of the past year and review of year ahead.

Come out with your hands up, Grover Trask! (tags)

Call for the arrest of several public officials, including the District Attorney of Riverside and two Superior Court judges for covering up/collusion in attempted murder.

Unqualified Slogans: “Win” and “Way Forward” (tags)

As America faces the most calamitous military misadventure in its history, the administration offers unqualified slogans rather than detailed plans to remedy the horror it created in Iraq. The American mass media is now buzzing with the sound of nothing meaningful. The Bush administration has resorted to contextually meaningless slogans in its efforts to dupe an increasingly sceptical public. The latest inane slogans saturating the airwaves are “win” and “way forward”. Only adolescents and the daft invest meaning in unqualified slogans – shall we test the latest two slogans and attempt to determine the ruse behind the deception?

Are cops trained to lie to the media and cover up police crimes and dirt? (tags)

Read this article written by a cop for Police Public Relations and you answer the question? The answer is pretty obvious!

The Welfare State and Democracy (tags)

The German presidential cabinets following the Mueller government cut the basic social rights of employees and unemployed at a breakneck speed and dismantled the welfare state and democracy.

Dope dealing feds???? (tags)

What a novel way to recruit peole to kill Arabs? Offer them coke, and fake the results on their tests.

Omissions in the Iraq Study Group Report (tags)

Omissions in the ISG Report are more important than what's in it.

Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism (tags)

Mourning for Pinochet-US establishment shows its affinity for fascism

Cops have a double standard on releasing information (tags)

Isn't it great the cops have a double standard about releasing information about criminals. One standard for the general public and the world "NO" when it comes to releasing information about criminal cops - Chandler Police Department would not release basic public information, such as Forward's date of hire, his job title or his salary. The department routinely releases information on suspects who are not police officers without notice.

BTL:Will the Bush Administration Bow to Public Pressure on Iraq War Policy? (tags)

Interview with Rahul Mahajan, journalist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

More than 1,000 officials snared in FBI corruption probes (tags)

More than 1,000 government employees, including hundreds of police officers, have been convicted over the last two years in FBI corruption cases against crooked public officials,

The End of the Bush Dynasty (tags)

How George Bush hastened the demise of the Bush family political dynasty.

The Coup d’Etat in Mexico (tags)

As a New Regime Prepares to Seize Control December 1, Promising a New Wave of Repression, the Antidote Is Being Born from Below

Information Control: The Disempowerment of America (tags)

“Information is power and whoever controls the information has the power.” This simple axiom applies today more than ever in America – with an addition to it. Whoever controls information access has the power to control the direction of our country, especially since the media are the most pervasive and omnipresent purveyors of information in the U.S. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

U.S. military chiefs borrowing tactics from Vietnam playbook (tags)

The tactics, an influx of military advisers and a speeded-up handover to indigenous forces followed by a gradual U.S. withdrawal, resemble those in place as the U.S. effort in Vietnam reached its end. (Looks like we are going to cut and run like we did in Vietnam - The sooner the better)

John Howard: “Horrified” Australian War Criminal (tags)

John Howard, lackey Prime Minister of Australia and member of the coalition of willing criminals, today stated that he is “horrified“ at the loss of life in Iraq. In view of the fact that Howard, Bush and Blair are DIRECTLY responsible for the illegal invasion and the hundreds of thousands of subsequent deaths in Iraq, we are horrified that these men have avoided prosecution to date!

Scientists fret over missing grey whales (tags)

Scientists fret over missing grey whales

War Monger George W. Hitler out of touch with the public. (tags)

Bush favors temporary rise in GIs in Iraq

Einstein says.. (tags)

That this lot are a bunch of dangerous fascists.

Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska (tags)

Fewer polar bear cubs survive in Alaska

THE PRICE OF IMPERIAL ARROGANCE (tags)

THE HARM AT HOME AND ABROAD OF BUSH ADMINISTRATION POLICY

Inverted Values (tags)

An Australian corporate director who FAILED to perform was recently relieved of his position; he nevertheless was able to walk with a $30 million severance package. This case is not uncommon, directors who fail to perform ensure they win regardless of other factors. Public companies are milk cows for these unscrupulous types.

Brazilian Republic, 117 years; alienation or development? (tags)

Benjamin Franklin in his "A Modest Enquiry into the Nature and Necessity of Paper Currency" (1729) he demonstrated for his contemporaries and the posterity that a state is ridicule to take loaned money, having been he himself charged to print pounds at Philadelphia.

NEW FACES, SAME AGENDA (tags)

NO REAL CHANGE WILL COME FROM US MID-TERM ELECTIONS

Despite request, survey criticizing police is destroyed (tags)

Cops destroy report instead of giving it to the media as required by the public records laws

Marijuana, the anti-drug (tags)

Marijuana, the anti-drug

Barack (Osama) Obama unmasked: Another G.E. Bush-Clinton stooge (tags)

It can now be reported that the new US Media pet Barack Obama Democrat Illinois has amassed a 21 million dollar slush fund. The money is tied to Texas Tejas Security, a major backer of the Bush family. Barack Osama Obama is also tied to a Chicago Washington Based law firm Skadden Arps. What makes this scandalous is...

Liberation News Voter Recommendations (tags)

While the system is stacked against working people and the poor through rampant electoral fraud and the corrupt corporate buying and selling of candidates to the American people, Liberation News suggests people vote as one part of a broader struggle for change.

Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank (tags)

Bombs Explode at Mexico City’s TRIFE, PRI and Scotia bank

LA Greens Endorsements for Nov. 7 Ballot (tags)

The Los Angeles Greens endorsed Proposition 89 (Clean Money) and Proposition 87 (Oil Tax to Fund Alternative Energy) . Here is the full list of our recommendations for November 7, 2006:

NBC Rejects Chics: What's Up With That? (tags)

The Dixie Chicks, that is. This isn’t the first time that big media companies have barred them from the airwaves, but it is the first time that NBC and the new CW network have. It appears that once again the Dixie Chicks have exhibited public disapproval of the Bush administration and once again the media have answered by censoring them. This bodes ill for the future of free speech, at least what’s left of it in America. © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)

review

US casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan (tags)

US casualties mount in Iraq and Afghanistan

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.

Meat Sheik, Anglican paedophilia, and non-regulation Jewish foreskin (tags)

This past week in Australia has been ‘fundamentally’ outstanding; dimwitted fundamentalist religionists vied with each other for top billing in the local media. Never has the nation seen such retarded behaviour from so many diverse religious groups. The prize for fundamentalist imbecile of the week however goes to the Muslim cleric Sheik al-Hilali for his retrogressive reference to women as “uncovered meat”. He unashamedly placed the responsibility for rape and other sexually violent acts onto women; men were exonerated on the basis that “uncovered meat” is sexually provocative! The local media now refers to the cleric as the “Meat Sheik” and continues to sensationalise aspects of the story.

Government Grants For Women 888 384 9608 24hrs (tags)

Programs That Offer Government Assistance To Women

Every School as a Small Business (tags)

The Bertelsmann foundation reorganizes German schools according to market criteria. A privatization of the political is occurring worldwide today.. Bertelsmann keeps a tight reign on public libraries, schools and universities through performance standards and control instruments.

Feinstein: "The Modern Jesse James" (tags)

review The Desert Wilderness Protection Act

The Failures of Faculty in Tough Times (tags)

t's possible that this watch-list strategy sprang fresh from the minds of the Young Conservatives of Texas, but it's more likely they were influenced by the national group Students for Academic Freedom and leftist-turned-right-wing-activist David Horowitz. The strategy is simple: Rather than attack specific professors for holding views critical of the dominant culture and its institutions, better to claim that the universities are dominated by these critical intellectuals who are crowding out other perspectives.

Lets pretend the mythical wall will work, which it wont! (tags)

If they every build the mythical wall, and the mythical wall works, which it won't this will be the way to sneak drugs and people into the USA.

Hope VI Project Double-Crosses Oakland Renters (tags)

Massive Gentrification Projects To Displace The Poor Are Taking Place In Oakland, California!

THE SHAME OF THE NATION: A COLLECTIVE PERVERSION (tags)

THE COLLECTIVE PERVERSION OF THOSE IN HIGH PLACES IN THE US

Water for millions at risk (tags)

Water for millions at risk as glaciers melt faster than expected

New Expose´of ExxonMobil, "Out of Balance" Released (tags)

Joe Public Films releases new documentary, "Out of Balance" about ExxonMobil

Navy officer tapped to head LA schools (tags)

Navy officer with no experience tapped to head LA schools

Building Bridges Radio: Si Kahn-The Fox in the Henhouse (tags)

WBAI's Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 29 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK

The Stressed New Generation (tags)

Adults have fear of the world because they don't know how to deal with that world.. The traps are now different. They look very frightening for those over 59 because there ia a new communication system that most elders can no longer grasp.

THEOCRACY WATCH (tags)

CHURCH IS WAR.

Bush & Public-deception on Number of Iraqi's Killed since His 2003 Invasion (tags)

OFFICIAL PUBLIC DECEPTION & COVERUP BY BUSH: THE HUMAN COST OF PUBLIC DECEPTION UNDER BUSH-CHEYNEY ADMINISTRATION. PENTAGON QUICKLY CONTRADICTS BUSH's PUBLIC CLAIM.

THOM HARTMANN'S NEW BOOK - SCREWED: THE UNDECLARED WAR AGAINST THE MIDDLE CLASS (tags)

HOW DEMOCRACY AND THE MIDDLE CLASS ARE BEING DESTROYED

Alexander Declares War Against Liberty Quarry (tags)

Today Stewart Alexander, Candidate for California Lieutenant Governor, is recruiting Californians statewide to stop the plans to open one of the largest open surface mines in the United States. Alexander says this is a war to stop Granite Construction and Liberty Quarry, to save lives, to protect our environment and our future.

The Dow's phony new high (tags)

The Dow's phony new high

"Do I Make You Horny for Habeas Corpus." (tags)

As much fun as it is watching sexual hypocrisy in the Republican controlled Congress and what looks to be a criminal cover-up of said sexual hypocrisy within the ranks of the Republican Party leadership in Congress the real scandal is not the consensual e-mail communications between two sexually adult individuals, and what we will probably later find out to be actual underage sexual hookups between representative Foley (R)- Florida and some more than willing teenagers

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras (tags)

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras

enemies of democracy (tags)

Manipulation of media and elections by Big Corporations.

another Reporter takes Bribes (tags)

Another well known Columnist caught taking Bribes from the big Corporations. Who is your congressman taking campaign contributions (bribes) from? Does your congressman's spouse or relative have a sweetheart deal?

Profiteering (tags)

Profiteering

Humboldt State Budget Cuts, Suspicion other schools affected, call to action / for allies (tags)

Humboldt State Budget Cuts, Suspicion other schools affected, call to action / for allies

Long Beach Public LIbrary Trashes Collection (tags)

Border fence could spell environmental disaster (tags)

Border fence could spell environmental disaster

Beyond the Border, Sharing Responsibility for Immigration (tags)

A public forum designed to empower and inspire people to take responsibility for creating a fair, sustainable, environmentally friendly development plan with Mexico. Doing so addresses a solution to the root cause of illegal immigration.

FCC Destroys Report (tags)

FCC Destroyed Report Favorable to Local Television Ownership Groups Fighting Against Media Consolidation React to News

Stop Big Media. (tags)

After months of silence, the Federal Communications Commission announced that its first official public hearing on media ownership will be held in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 3.

Meeting Nasrallah: An Encounter with a Fighter (tags)

You need to reach the American public before American politicians. The public in the US is generally ahead of the politicians. Often public opinion conflicts with policies set in Washington. US politicians are usually elected by a minority of the population and represent two parties that are virtually indistinguishable on fundamental issues. If you can inform the public and get them to understand your position, they will put pressure on the politicians and hopefully prevent them from conducting their most destructive policies. Without internal public pressure, US policy is not likely to change significantly.

Code Name "Northwoods" (tags)

What was conceived with Northwoods was nothing but blatant state terrorism perpetrated by a superpower supposedly spreading freedom, democracy and human rights worldwide.. Truth is the first victim before and in every war.

Stewart Alexander Addresses Health Care Reform (tags)

The U.S. has the largest and most expensive health care system in the world and the current system is on the verge of collapse; maybe not in 2006, however it will collapse. Today there are many signs that the system is already unraveling. Many companies are scaling back the health care coverage they offer employees; due to the lack of affordability millions of Americans are uninsured, the high cost will cause many U.S. corporations to close doors, and the future cost of health care coverage will force many local governments and public agencies into bankruptcy.

Political Corruption in Israel (tags)

HAD HAMLET been a reserve soldier in the Israeli army, he might now declare: "Something is rotten in the State of Israel!"

FERC under GW Bush regime contributes to genocide (tags)

Recent GW Bush/Cheney regime influenced FERC decision to relicense Klamath River dams contributes to the genocide of indigenous nations (Yurok, Hupa, Karuk) living along the Klamath River ecosystem.

Take action: EPA gives preliminary approval for dangerous pesticides (tags)

Take action: EPA gives preliminary approval for dangerous pesticides. There is still time to stop this travesty. The EPA’s public comment period on this decision ends Oct. 2. Please e-mail the EPA TODAY before this unjust decision is made permanent.

Versailles launches the “Marie-Antoinette package” (tags)

Townhall Meeting 9/27 (tags)

Home Town Meeting on Illegal Immigration, Thousand Oaks Civic Center Sept. 27 @ 1:00pm

Corporate America's uncashed check: slave labor (tags)

Corporate America's uncashed check: disgorging the ill-gotten gains of slave labor:

Chevron Fights Proposition 89 (tags)

Big Oil has begun funding the effort to prevent public financing of political campaigns in California.

The Politics of Pope Rat (tags)

Addressing an academic group assembled at his former university at Regensburg in his native Germany, Pope Benedict XVI launched into a mystifying homily against Islam. At the height of the diatribe, Pope Benedict quoted a medieval monarch who insulted Islam by stating that Islam was both "evil and inhuman."

The Importance of Civil Disobedience in Post-Katrina New Orleans (tags)

Citizens of New Orleans are taking it upon themselves to enforce the right of return with everyday acts of civil disobedience. Public housing residents in particular are fighting back. HUD is attempting to shutter all of public housing in New Orleans, but residents have forced the reopening of Iberville Housing Development, and have attempted reoccupation of two other developments.

IMPERIALISM 101 - THE US ADDICTION TO WAR, MAYHEM AND MADNESS - PART I (tags)

THE US HISTORICAL PURSUIT OF GLOBAL DOMINANCE

Alan Dershowitz's Sinister Scheme: Paradigm? What Paradigm? (tags)

Dershowitz's claim that civil liberties require new government powers is eye-catching and remarkable for its initial appearance of absurdity. But tiresomely enough, he never resolves the apparent absurdity. There is no reconciliation of civil liberties with the kind of measures Dershowitz proposes. We can accept Dershowitz's defence of freedom, or his advocacy of new and rather sinister government powers. But we cannot accept both. One of these angles is there for appearance, one for content. It does not take much analysis to work out which is which.

Air Force Secretary Suggests Testing Weapons on the American Public (tags)

As if things could not get any scarier in Washington among members of the Bush regime and their plans to “make us safer”, the Associated Press reports that Air Force Secretary Michael Wynne stated Tuesday, September 12, that weapons such as high-power microwave devices should be used on Americans in crowd-control situations before being deployed on the battlefield. Such weapons are being designed to not only disable people, but also to disable tanks and other weapons by “zapping” and destroying their electronic gear.

Report/review of 9/11 Press for Truth (tags)

by Carol Brouillet

UPDATE to RED ALERT 9/11/06 (NASA, Ft. Monroe and Houston) (tags)

With time running out on a Bush Administration that is itching for more war in the Middle East and more political control at home, a former Army intelligence and public affairs officer has a vital question for all Americans: Are this week's Al Qaeda news and secretive, suspicious government terror drills a set up for a new 9/11 5th anniversary attack, code-named 9/11-V?

Bush demands congressional rubber-stamp for police-state powers (tags)

In the fourth of a series of speeches aimed at fueling public fears of terrorism to boost his administration’s failing political standing, President Bush appeared before an audience of right-wing policy experts in Atlanta, Georgia Thursday. The speech was focused on the demand that Congress move quickly to legalize the program of warrantless wiretapping of Americans, the existence of which was revealed late last year.

National Latino Congreso Endorses Public Campaign Financing (tags)

The National Latino Congreso is meeting in Los Angeles for the comprehensive Latino political gathering since 1977. Today, delegates unanimously endorsed a resolution specifically calling for public financing of election campaigns in California.

THE POLITICAL SCIENCE OF CREATIONISM (tags)

Why would a political force hell bent on dominating global government, commerce, energy, water, and consumerism itself want to bump scientific ideas in favor of old religious myth at low levels of education? How does this further the interests of industry? Thanks to Jimmy the Greek, PT Barnum, and a story by Kilgore Trout that was burned in manuscript form, I submit to you;

Report Back: FCC Public Hearing on Media Ownership (tags)

LOS ANGELES, August 31, 2006 - A public hearing with two of the five commissioners of the FCC was held Thursday this past week on the USC campus.

The Muslim Public Affairs Committee is useless (tags)

The MPAC is useless. It can't even begin to imitate what The AIPAC does.

Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)

The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.

Yes on Prop 89 Gains Good Goverment Supporters (tags)

California's clean elections initiative is gaining support from key good goverment organizations working to clean up state politics.

An Interview with Noam Chomsky: The Strong Do as They Can (tags)

The maxim of Thucydides again. But it is worth bearing in mind that Israel can go just as far as its protector in Washington permits and supports.

TWO Battles of Baghdad (tags)

A former Army officer describes the realities of Bush League unreality on the topic of the Battle of Baghdad, just admitted yesterday by Ambassador Khalilzad -- but having happened three years ago. Welcome to Orwell 101.

Nestle corporation & McCloud's aquifer agua theft (tags)

Water bottling giant Nestle corporation is pressuring McCloud residents to read two thick volumes of EIR before public comment period ends. Risks to aquifer and ecosystem following massive water withdrawal by Nestle are long term, more time needed to review EIR..

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.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (14) Mad Cow Disease?? (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 14th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with the possibility that Mad Cow Disease resulted primarily from genetically-engineered cattle feed.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (13) Toxic Oil Syndrome (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 13th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with Toxic Oil Syndrome which afflicted Spain in 1981, involving one of today's big 4 GM crops -- canola (oilseed rape).

Introducing Ghost Troop to the Army Inspector General (tags)

The strange near-death of an active Army Ghost Troop seems more than suspicious, as the unit leader, Captain May, explains in this most revealing report to the Army Inspector General. Are Ghost Troops, who serve on a mission of conscience to spread the word about the 911 set up -- and prevent future ones -- on the Bush League hit list?

Rigging Elections in the USA (tags)

The USA has seen its last two presidential elections decided by voting fraud, each time wrongfully placing the Bush-Republican Far Right in the White House to perpetrate 9/11, wars, etc. 2008 is certain to be rigged also -- UNLESS we educate the Public to demand&enforce a fair election. And urge Hillary Clinton to fight for this.

The US media and the London terror scare (tags)

Since August 10, when British authorities arrested two dozen individuals in connection with an alleged plot to blow up a number of airplanes over the Atlantic Ocean, the American mass media has worked ceaselessly to create a climate of fear.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (11) Mystery Diseases: Human Health (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 11th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with so-called "mystery" diseases afflicting human health in this terrible -- and worsening -- GMO era.

9-11 Inside-Job Theory Creeps into Mainstream (tags)

by Andrew Broman

Final vote on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 held over until August 14 (tags)

Mental health clients mobilize last-minute letter-writing campaign to stop bill in Senate

GMO Disease Epidemics: (10) Bt-cotton Fiber Disease (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 10th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing here with an almost science-fiction affliction -- Bt-cotton Fiber Disease.

Campaigning about 9/11 (tags)

Overwhelming evidence condemns the U.S. Government as the Perpetrator of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York. We must conduct the vital work of Public Information Campaigning to educate & politically activate the duped Public concerning the real terrorists.

What is political correctness? (tags)

What is political correctness, where did it come from, and why is it so influential at universities? It is the object of widespread ridicule, usually a very powerful weapon, so why doesn't it go away?

RED ALERT CALLED IN OAXACA (tags)

In these moments, - via radio broadcasts from the brave Oaxacan women who peacefully occupied the Channel 9 TV station last tuesday - APPO calls for a RED ALERT in order to reinforce all current blocking of local, state and federal government buildings and Channel 9 amidst the threat of intense police activity in the states capitol.

COMMENTS ON HELEN CALDICOTT'S NEW BOOK NUCLEAR POWER IS NOT THE ANSWER (tags)

A POWERFUL INDICTMENT OF COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR POWER AND WHY ITS USE MUST END.

500 Women Take Over TV Station in Bloodless Coup Against State/Corporate Media (tags)

author: The women of Oaxaca Rock!

Public Transit Could Transform The Quality Of Life For Workers And The Environment (tags)

Having destroyed it once, public transit, like health care and education, is a service that US capitalism is incapable of providing its citizens.

Doomsday Global Warming: Fact-Sheet / What To Do? (tags)

Tragic Climate Change is well underway and will worsen unto Doomsday if we do not take drastic measures to stop its progress. The development of clean, renewable and CHEAP Green Energy is indispensable. This has never been a difficult technical problem. The Problem is POLITICAL, necessitating a crucial political change -- Polluters' Power overridden by People's Power.

L.A. City Council limits Free Speech (repost) (tags)

L.A. City Council To Abide By 'Rules Of Decorum' People addressing the Los Angeles City Council will have to speak their mind without using profanity, being too loud or making offensive comments, according to "rules of decorum" approved Tuesday.

LA City Council flushs First Amendment down the toilet (tags)

Ratcheting up restraints on public comment, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved new rules of ''decorum'' designed to squelch offensive and disruptive behavior at council meetings, ranging from foul language and racial slurs to singing, whistling, foot-stamping and other boisterous conduct.

Poor and Elderly Die in California Heat Wave (tags)

The deaths during California's recent heat wave were due to market forces not natural causes

GMO Disease Epidemics: (4) GM-Insulin (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 4th in a series revealing the epidemics, dealing with GM-INSULIN. (see the 2nd, "Hepatitis B Vaccine", for a rundown of the extreme dangers of genetically engineered medicine)

GMO Disease Epidemics: (3) Aspartame artificial sweetener (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused MANY disease epidemics -- documented but unpublicized. This is the 3rd in a series, dealing with a horrific artificial sweetener (by Monsanto) that infests 6,000 food products.

Medea Benjamin Disrupts Iraqi PM Speech (tags)

Medea broke into a chant saying: "Iraqis want the troops to leave, bring them home now! Listen to the Iraqis!"

GMO Disease Epidemics: (2) Hepatitis B Vaccine (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GE,GM,GMOs) is a nightmare technology that has already caused many disease epidemics-- documented but unpublicized. Note that GE medicine has been totally ignored by environmentalists and anti-GMO campaigners. Read and take heed -- it may save your health or life.

Cops get out of ALL photo radar tickets issued (tags)

Scottsdale Police made a deal with the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety in January to ignore their own speed violations snapped by the city’s pilot Loop 101 photo enforcement system

Israel, Lebanon, Palestinian Conflict (tags)

Public Education Campaigns in Israel are vitally needed to educate the Israeli Public to (1) the illusory threat of a free and independent Palestine, indeed how this would benefit Israel, and (2) the stain left on the Jewish heritage and soul of Israel by such aggression.

GMO Disease Epidemics: (1) Tryptophan (tags)

Genetic Engineering (GM, GMOs) has caused many disease epidemics, unpublicized by the corporate mass media. This article, the first in a series, reveals these documented epidemics. The article also explains about Patents on Life, and offers an Action Plan to OUTLAW both GM and sacrilegious Patents on Life upon which GM depends.

‘People’s court’ releases video docu on alleged GMA poll fraud (tags)

In a video documentary shown at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City, the Citizens’ Congress for Truth and Accountability (CCTA) said the evidence it has gathered could be used in the impeachment proceedings against Mrs. Arroyo should Congress allow it.

No charges for London pigs who murdered Jean Charles de Menezes (tags)

No police officers are to be prosecuted over the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at a Tube station last July.

CALL FOR GLOBAL ACTIONS AGAINST IMF/WORLD BANK, SEPTEMBER 14-20 (tags)

Mobilization for Global Justice (MGJ) has endorsed the following call, written and distributed by Jubilee South, a coalition of social movements throughout the Global South who are resisting illegitimate debts and IMF/World Bank policies. The statement calls on people worldwide to take action in their own communities against the IMF/World Bank the week of September 14-20, while the institutions meet in Singapore.

Diabetes and Depleted Uranium ll (tags)

Italian Embassy Cover up Continues

Stem CellDebate In Senate This Week (tags)

the gop abortion industry....

Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela (tags)

Support for the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela continues to grow, including in Los Angeles where grassroots communities gathered June 24 for a public event on Women, Autonomy & Creating a Caring Economy in Venezuela.

Creating a Grassroots Democracy While Outlawing Genetic Engineering (tags)

Genetic Engineering is a nightmare technology that has already caused a number of deadly, crippling and injurious disease epidemics, documented but unpublicized. Outlawing Genetic Engineering by grassroots education/activation techniques will help create a Grassroots Democracy.

Public Forum on the Southwest Museum (article and transcript) (tags)

On July 1st, The Southwest Museum closed. The Autry National Center, which owns it, claims the future of the museum is secure, while Friends of the Southwest Museum is concerned about the lack of a concrete plan and whether or not relocating parts of the museum to Griffith Park is necessarily the best scenario. The lack of a tangible plan as well as a claimed scarcity of public input has fueled suspicion by the Coalition as to the owner’s true motive.

A MODEST PROPOSAL-RECRUIT, RUN INDEPENDENT LABOR MILITANT CANDIDATES FOR THE 2006 ELECTION (tags)

IN THE TIME OF THE GREAT FEAR WE NEED OUR OWN CANDIDATES.

Tax dollars to fund study on restricting public data (tags)

Hmmmm.... A one million dollar grant by the feds to this law school to come up with excuses to flush the Freedom of Information Act down the toilet. I bet the number of reasons they come up with to flush the constitution down the toilet is directly proportional to the amount of money the feds give them!

Media Non-event of 6/26/2006 (tags)

An important story was buried by the mainstream media last week: the 6/26 Senate Democrats hearing on Pre-Iraq War Intelligence. I offer this analysis of the media non-coverage of that damning (ergo, ignored) event. I hope you find it both enjoyable and informative -- and lament that no one else has done this bit of writing yet! Your servant, CPTMAY

Judge bars Navy sonar (tags)

Judge bars Navy sonar

A.N.S.W.E.R. Public Forum on Palestine: Behind the Crisis in Gaza (tags)

This Friday night, join the A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition to discuss the crisis in Palestine caused by the recent Israeli invasion of Gaza.

The time doesn't stop - of the need of a commitment with the education. (tags)

about the need to understand that the education is the only exit to the countries if they develop

Legislative recess stalls final vote on outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 until August (tags)

The California Senate adjourned Friday without having voted on involuntary outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357, affording the bill's opponents an additional month to defeat the legislation.

NDF calls for peace talks resumption (tags)

The prospect for the resumption of the peace negotiations in the Philippines remains bright despite the all-out attack of the Arroyo regime against the NPA and the MILF. Pesante-USA.AJLPP reprints the news article on the armed conflict that besets the county. Amid the government’s all-out offensive against the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and its armed wing, the New People’s Army (NPA), the National Democratic Front (NDF) pushed yesterday for the resumption of peace talks with the government.

Utah's tops DUI cop busted after he crashes his cop car while drunk! (tags)

hmmm... when a cop gets drunk and drives it cuz of stress and he should be forgiven, but the rest of us dont get that special treatment. Also the cops didnt report his accident of driving to the media until it was leaked by an unknown person. They claimed they wanted to complete the interneal investigation first. Wouldn't it be nice if the cops didnt report arresting normal people to the media until the investigation and trial of the person was completed

DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)

HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION

DIRTY SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE (tags)

AN ACCOUNT OF HOW THE US FEDERAL RESERVE HAS ABUSED THE PUBLIC SINCE INCEPTION

Supporters of "Everyman's" Beach Club to Rally on Sand Against Neighbor Lawsuit (tags)

Wealthy neigbors have filed a lawsuit to try to stop Santa Monica from opening a public beach club near two exclusive private clubs. Outraged community members have organized a rally on the sand in Santa Monica Environmental, beach access and historic preservation groups have come out in support of the project and the public's right to use the beach and public coastal property.

Illegal: US Supreme Court’s ruling of Torture Bay (tags)

The US Supreme Court ruled today that Guantanamo Bay detention/torture centre was illegal (by implication) and the kangaroo military commission established to try the detainees is in breach of the Geneva Convention, well duh! Expert international lawyers stated the plain facts – illegality – of the matter from the start. Who could accuse the ‘slow to see daylight’ US court system of bias? Surely the principal pillars of American ‘justice’ could not be influenced by Bush or his neo-cons?

Final vote expected today on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 (tags)

Invoking an obscure senate rule Monday, California Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin Murray bumped involuntary psychiatric treatment bill AB 2357 to the Senate Floor, scuttling public input and fast-tracking the bill to its final vote today. Ardently opposed by a coalition of consumers, survivors, ex-patients and allies, the bill seeks to extend "Laura's Law", the state's soon-to-sunset outpatient commitment law.

Frank Moore Announces Run for Presidency in 2008! (tags)

Frank Moore, avante-garde artist and unrelenting defender of free speech, is running for President. Candidate of the Just Makes Sense Party, Frank's tagline is "I Get Results!" His Presidential Platform follows. For more information, go to the Frank Moore for President website and blog: http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/ & http://www.frankmooreforpresident08.com/blog/ .

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

Democracy and its Despisers (tags)

Characteristics earlier ascribed to totalitarianism like control of the whole social life by the state could now be considered typical for modern democracies.. The whole dfemocratic life degenerates to a kind of market.

Bush's Baghdad Stunt (tags)

While reading about the exploits of Emperor Bush, who bravely flew in to war-torn Baghdad, Iraq and spent a whole six hours there without even providing the usual notice to, let alone securing the necessary approvals from, its so-called "sovereign" government, I was reminded of the remarkable words spoken to author Ron Suskind by a senior Bush advisor in the summer of 2002.

Crucial vote for drug safety next week: Take Action, send a letter to your rep (tags)

Consumers and doctors aren't getting the full story about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Please support this drug safety bill which would require that all drug safety study data, for drugs sold in CA, be made available to the public. Right now we are NOT getting all of the information! People can not make informed decisions without all of the info.!

Bush in Bagdad (tags)

President Bush’s trip to Baghdad Tuesday has been hailed by the American media and official Washington as something of a political masterstroke. In fact, the sudden trip, conducted in secrecy even from the Iraqi government that holds nominal sovereignty in the US-occupied country, was a demonstration of both the dire state of affairs in Iraq and the political isolation and disorientation of the Bush administration.

Break the Neoliberal Hegemony! (tags)

This call to a new LEFT party in Germany could give hope to all who yearn for social justice and structural/systemic corrections. While corporate profits and assets incomes set new records, wages, unemployment benefits and pensions are cut.

My letter to the Mayor about the farm (tags)

The city of Los Angeles has a solemn legal and moral responsibility to protect the health, safety, and welfare of its residents. That responsibility demands the city's immediate intervention on behalf of the South Central Farm.

Detained Philippine solon questions' judge's decision to pursue rebellion raps (tags)

MANILA--The lawyers of Anakpawis (Toiling Masses) Congressman Crispin Beltran have asked Presiding Judge Encarnacion Jaja Moya of the Makati Regional Trial Court Branch 146 to reconsider her earlier Commitment Order, asserting that this "short and sweeping order...dismissed the fundamental issues [raised by the Prosecution] and [resulted] to serious injustice and far-reaching implications to the life and liberty of a 73-year old sickly legislator".

Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse (tags)

PALAST EXPOSES US ELECTION FRAUD, CRIMES AGAINST IRAQ AND LOTS MORE

Farmers Say Talks Are On With Developer (tags)

From the Farmers Press Release:

SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS: Media Advisory (tags)

Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns (tags)

Denver ruling lets City regulate assault weapons, handguns

Failed Solidarity: The ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT in Haiti (tags)

The most prominent international labor organizations active in Haiti, the ICFTU, AFL-CIO, ILO, and ORIT, working to support and strengthen labor unions that agitated for the ousting of Haiti’s democratically elected government, have simultaneously refused to condemn the massive layoffs and persecution of public sector workers and trade unionists committed by its illegally-imposed successor.

Angelides or Westly? (tags)

Mudslinging down to the wire...Republicans are really diggin' it...

Cindy Sheehan and Marcy Winograd Rally for Progressive Candidates Against War (tags)

Anti-war Activist Cindy Sheehan and Reverend Lennox Yearwood of Louisiana join 36th District Progressive Candidate Marcy Winograd for an Out of Iraq Rally and Winograd for Congress launch party in Mar Vista Park just east of Venice. QT video total running time 4:06. Video produced by The G Living Network (http://gliving.tv). Music courtesy of Mike Lenert / Lettuce Prey (http://www.ltprey.com).

Yes on 81& 82, Sarah Knop for School Superintendent (tags)

June 6 is election day and your vote is definitely needed for Yes on 81 and 82 and for Sarah Knopp for School Superintendent. All 3 races effectively involve education, crucial to the future of any society.

Delgadillo’s Problems May be Much Bigger Than Deceiving the Public (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2006 -- Making multiple false claims to the public about his past and committing perjury in 2001 about his qualification on an application for his present job may just be the tip of a huge iceberg for the LAPD-endorsed Delgadillo.

South Central Farm v. California Attorney General Primary Election (tags)

LOS ANGELES, June 2, 2006 – Contrary to common view, the ongoing SOUTH CENTRAL FARM issue and next Tuesday’s primary election for Attorney General are far more related than most citizens see.

Statement of the all-women US lawyers' legal mission, (tags)

Pesante-USA printed the statement of the all-women US lawyers legal mission to the Philippines from the Gabriela website. This is to inform the US public of the human rights situation in the Philippines. We, the all-women US lawyers' legal mission, came to the Philippines in response to growing international concern over the extrajudicial killings and political persecution of women's rights activists, political leaders, members of the opposition and the Batasan 6. Our presence in the Philippines is an affirmation of international sisterhood and the imperative for women to help each other amid worldwide growing repression and political persecution. In this country, such deliberate constriction of public space for women is symbolized by the persecution of women's organizations and their leaders, such as GABRIELA and Gabriela Women's Party, and Congresswoman Liza Maza, the representative of the women's sector in Congress.

More Bad News for Delgadillo, LAPD's Choice for State's Top Cop (tags)

LAPD's front man, Rocktard Delgadillo hasn’t had any good news lately. First, it was news of his fraudulent claims to a non-existent professional football career and then last week news that he committed perjury in 2001. It just got worse today.

Popular Blogging Site Restricts Use of Breastfeeding Photos: (tags)

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THE THREAT OF DEPLETED URANIUM EXPOSURE (tags)

THE DEADLY EFFECT OF EXPOSURE TO DEPLETED URANIUM

When Liberal Non-Profits Exploit: LA Workers Are Fighting For Their Rights (tags)

Los Angeles, California--In 2002, the Fund for Public Interest Research (FFPIR) closed one of its LA offices. Management gave no reason for the abrupt closure, but employees alleged in an LA Weekly article that the office had been shut down because they filed a petition to organize a union.

In April of 2006, the Fund closed another city office, almost a year after workers successfully won their own union election through the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). That time management told employees it was because of a failure to hire new administration officials, but union members say the company refused to negotiate and even retaliated against them with hiring freezes and bogus terminations.

Now there is one organized office remaining in LA, and it’s struggling to exist amid an eight month hiring freeze and claims that the company is outsourcing work and defrauding employees.

Los Angeles Sentinel Endorses Paparian for Congress in 29th (tags)

The largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast has endorsed a Green for Congress in the San Gabriel Valley, giving the nod to former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian over the Democrat incumbent.

BREAKING NEWS: Candidate for State Attorney General Position Committed Perjury (tags)

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2006 – According to newly discovered public records, Rockard John Delgadillo, the candidate running for California Attorney General against Jerry Brown in June 6, 2006 primary election committed felony perjury six years ago when he falsely certified himself to be a qualified candidate for the job of City Attorney for Los Angeles.

Mad Profits (tags)

The new typoe described by the sociologist Christopher Lasch in his book "The Blind Elite" is unscrupulously fixated on economic calculation.. He cannot feel a sense of responsibliity for the community of a city, region or country.

Silent Coup D'etat in Los Angeles - Part II (tags)

Los Angeles Taxpayer's Lawsuit Targets Main Source of Corruption in LAPD: Illegal Payoffs to Los Angeles Judges. A recently filed lawsuit by a taxpayer aims at exposing illegal payments received by Los Angeles County judges from public coffers. Public records show that since 1998 LA County Judges have quietly taken around one hundred million dollars ($100,000,000.00) on top of their state salaries out of public coffers. State law prohibits such practice.

New Orleans: Who Stole Fortier High School? (tags)

How does a historically black high school get turned into predominantly white elite charter school? Alcee Fortier High School in New Orleans is a symbol of everything wrong in New Orleans today.

DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)

SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org

Director of Project Censored To Speak at 9/11 Truth Education/Strategy Conference (tags)

Peter Phillips, an associate professor of sociology at Sonoma State University and the distinguished Director of Project Censored, will be a featured presenter during a weekend of exposition and strategy aimed at challenging the official version of the 9-11 attacks, and raising public awareness of their full scope.

The Lone Protester (tags)

A powerful statement can be made by one lone protester. People often think they have to wait to *follow* someone else leading a protest, or for someone else to *join* them, before they can protest properly. But my street performer mentality says there is no time like now to launch a protest.

COMMENTS ON DAVID SIROTA'S NEW BOOK - HOSTILE TAKEOVER (tags)

Sirota shows how corporate cash corrupts government at all levels

What Alex Jones-- Promoter of the 9/11 "Truth" Event in LA-- Said About Mexican (tags)

The scenes you will witness on the streets of America over the next few days do not illustrate a 'new civil rights movement' but an invading army of militant foreigners bankrolled and supported by predominantly white rich Neo-Cons and Neo-Libs who are using the different Mexican race groups as a vice to crush the sleeping American middle class.

Boffins, Buffoons and Intelligence Agencies (tags)

Paul O'Sullivan, Director-General ASIO, recently fielded questions after his public address at the Sydney Institute. In response to a question relating to the Cronulla race riots, the ASIO chief confirmed that extremism from any quarter (left or right) would attract the attention of our domestic watchdog. His answer prompted a memory recall of the most infamous failure of our domestic spy agencies, the Sydney Hilton Bombing of February ’78.

DEADLINE LOOMS ON OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM! (tags)

The South Central Farm, located at 41st and Alameda Streets in South Los Angeles, is thought to be the largest community garden in the United States. After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land intervened and secured an opportunity to save the South Central Farm. Within the confines of a tentative purchase agreement, an opportunity to purchase the farm now exists from stakeholders and the Los Angeles community.

18 Days Left to Save The South Central Farm (tags)

There are only 18 days left to fundraise for the Purchase of the South Central Farm. If the money is not raised Horrowitz has already gotten the court order to begin eviction as soon as this purchase option fails. He has more interest in having fail because he stands to make up to 25 million dollars if he sells the land to other developers.

EZLN announces new red alert (tags)

As of the afternoon of May 3, Subcommandante Marcos of the EZLN (National Zapatista Army of Liberation) announced during a public act in Mexico City a new red alert and closure of Zapatista caracoles and suspension of activities of La Otra Campaña, which has now become a struggle to support the people of Texcoco, who for the past two days have been experiencing severe government repression.

Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that tr (tags)

Garotinho receives supports to the hunger strike against the persecutions and lies that try to make impracticable its candidacy.

COMMENTS ON NOAM CHOMSKY'S NEW BOOK - FAILED STATES (tags)

CHOMSKY SHOWS HOW THE US HAS THE CHARACTERISTICS OF A FAILED STATE

Muslim Americans to join May 1st immigration marches nationwide (tags)

Upload in two parts is a phone interview with Edina Lekovic of the Muslim Public Affairs Council

Excessive Profits Via the Bush Administration (tags)

Remember the Enron scandal? It seems small, now, doesn't it? Billions being bilked from California (and stashed in off-shore accounts) through a bogus energy crisis that we later were privy to emails and tapped phone conversations of. It was so unbelievable at the time.

HOSTILE TAKEOVER - THE CORPORATE CONTROL OF SOCIETY AND HUMAN LIFE (tags)

HOW PREDATORY GIANT CORPORATIONS DESTROY SOCIETY AND PEOPLE

Mass Evictions From Oakland's Public Housing (tags)

Fraud And Corruption At The Oakland Housing Authority Results In Mass Evictions!

THE TRUST FOR PUBLIC LAND SECURES OPPORTUNITY TO SAVE THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARM (tags)

After a contentious three-year land-use battle that made news around the world, the Trust for Public Land (TPL) has secured an opportunity to save the Farm.

A Wave of Red Hits the News (tags)

In China, propaganda dominates the airwaves and the publications, freedom is not a cherished idea, and dissent automatically leads to incarceration or death. The media is just another arm of one of the most oppressive governments in the world. In America, we watch our rights to free speech and to a responsible media system dwindle. We aren't as bad as China yet, but we certainly aren't the democracy we used to be. It's time to take action through more grassroots media work and through enacting legislative reforms for mainstream media. // Copyright 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

Tax Deductible Donation to Save the South Central Farm (tags)

We are still under threat of eviction if we don't raise some of the money to help purchase the farm away from Horrorwitz.

The Contradictions are our Hope (tags)

Multilateral trade agreements-like the WTO-are not per se something good, especially when they only codify the rules of the rich. Until trade policy changes, massive changes of social hierarchies of power are necessary Th WTO is undemocratic and unjust.

Intravenous Vitamin C Cure Story Censored by Corporate & Alternative Media (tags)

Recent revelations show that intravenous vitamin C can achieve blood concentrations capable of killing cancer cells. However this is not picked up by the media because pharmaceutical advertising is the primary source of income for television and newspapers.

Community Response to Mr. Zine (tags)

Community response to the "Angelino of Retribution"

This Monday: Farmers Day in Court (tags)

Monday 17th, 2006 @ 8:30 in the morning in Superior Court Dept. 1.

Suggest a 9-11 show to Oprah! (tags)

9/11 Questions unanswered by the Government will be asked again at the Oprah Show. It is up to youl.

Impeachment Clock Advances...Tick-Tock, Tick-Tock (tags)

Whether or not Bush jeopardized national security and violated several laws concerning the exposing of undercover agents depends on what the meaning of "lied" is.

Water as a Commodity (tags)

The rage of the residents of Soweto is directed against the installed meters.. The first mammoth prepaid water project started in 1992 under Margaret hatcher.. The water suppliers cynically described this as "self-disconnect."

CNN Fears 911 Truth - Cancels Ed Asner's Appearance (tags)

author: someone Infowars received an email from author and publisher Sander Hicks this afternoon indicating that the interview with Ed Asner scheduled for this evening on Showbiz Tonight has been cancelled. Hicks, a published author on the 9/11 cover-up as well as a Green Party senatorial candidate in New York was slated to appear with Asner on the program to discuss 9/11. Infowars confirmed with sources at CNN the segment was cancelled because another guest who had agreed to appear as an opposition voice to Hicks and Asner refused to participate the interview at the last moment. The CNN source further indicated that the opposition guest was none other than a former member of the Keene 9/11 whitewash Commission.

Hey, General Assembly of MD: ”Reverse Deregulation!” (tags)

Most Marylanders can expect their electric bills to go up by $743 a year-a 74 % increase! In 1999, the legislature deregulated the industry. In a sweetheart deal, BGE was absorbed by Constellation Energy and required to begin buying its electricity on the open market. Meanwhile, BGE’s electric-generating assets, originally paid for by the people, were turned over to Constellation in “a cash-free shuffle.” The ratepayers are now being asked to pay again!

WAR MAKING 101 - A USER'S MANUAL (tags)

HOW THE US IS MOVING FROM A REPUBLIC TO TYRANNY

Fast Food Media (tags)

The new paradox of journalism is that more and more publications cover fewer and fewer stories.. Idealists have lost and accountants have won.

MEDIA ALERT: DISAPPEARING GENOCIDE (tags)

The media beat the drums for th Balkans war, esp with the word :'Genocide' However,'lately this word is disappearing from their writings on the NATO war. The real target of Western 'intelligence' was not Iraq, but the British and American public - the goal was to frighten and deceive us to support a war fought for elite interests. It was to persuade us to send our troops to kill and die for profits. It was to persuade us to ignore clear warnings that, in all likelihood, we would be subject to terrorist reprisals. Such risks were clearly deemed a small price to pay for the prize that mattered - control of Iraqi oil and enhanced influence in the region and beyond.

OC Register fixes polls (tags)

OC Register misreports its own polling results.

A Proposal (tags)

When We Win. A People's Park.

MP3 Audio: South Central Farmers address City Council. (tags)

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L.A. Drug Overdose Prevention Summit Held (tags)

L.A.'s Director of Public Health announces plans to begin county-wide drug overdose prevention program to address local crisis

The Tax State in the Globalization Trap (tags)

The middle class cannot do what corporations do..German corporations pay little corporation tax; their share amounts to 2.6% of all taxes. For decades, they even received more subsidies than the profit taxes paid in Germany. Corporate enrichment in the US leads to state deficits and social cuts.

Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm (tags)

Update on the current situation of the South Central Farm

Nature of Good and Evil - Christ vs Antichrist (tags)

An actual audio recording of the Son of Man outlining the very real war senario of Christ vs. Antichrist.

Truth and Deception in the Information War (tags)

With the global news streams, allied and friendly countries as well as the American media and people are disinformed.

The South Central Farmers Push, and City Hall Budges (tags)

City Council proves fallow, but the Mayor's office has initiated negotiations to save South Central Farm. The Farmers still have a long row to hoe--they need to raise $7.35M to save the Farm.

Diebold Whistleblower Facing Charges (tags)

An open letter to Bruce McPherson and the citizens of the United States

South Central Farmers to Present Documentary on Their Struggle (tags)

Members of the South Central Farmers will present a 10-min documentary on thier struggle for land rights and food security at the Santa Monica Green Party office: 2809 Pico in Santa Monica (on the #7 Big Blue Bus Line)

Gore VIdal and Scott Ritter (tags)

Former weapons inspector Scott Ritter will join legendary writer-radical reformer Gore Vidal in LA on March 4.

Screening on Infoshop Culture (tags)

Out of Boulder Colorado, this is a pretty detailed and thoughtfull documentary looking into different infoshops around the country. Screening at Betalevel on Monday Feb. 27th at 7:30

Memorandum 2005: Alternative Economic Policy (tags)

In Germany and the US, the corporation is often stylized as the suffering servant. The market is made sacrosanct; all problems are defined as interferencs with the market. Profits soar and investments fall. Corporations pay increasingly less tax.

Florida's ecosystem, civil rights under attack (tags)

Florida's ecosystems, human and civil rights all coming under attack by corporate influenced development. Some ideas for local communities in FL to regain their health, land and dignity from profit hungry corporations.

America and Iran: At the Brink of the Abyss (tags)

Attacking Iran with nuclear weapons, no matter how small, is evil. once the American public becomes fully aware that military action will include nuclear weapons, public support will quickly disappear. A great catastrophe will have been averted.

URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)

Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"

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?

Plan to Restore Streetcars in Angelino Heights (tags)

"More than 27 other cities across our country have installed similar trolley lines. It's about time that Los Angeles catches up." -- Bruce Lash, president Angelino Heights Trolley Line, Inc.

Pro-Migrant Activists Turn the Tables (tags)

Costa Mesan residents hit their anti-migrant counci member in his pocketbook

Saving the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California (tags)

This is a brief summary of our groups efforts & progress towards saving, preserving and restoring the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California, the most bio-diverse body of water on earth.

Trump Seeks Widdow's Home Demolished (tags)

Donald Trump Wants Vera Cooking's Home Demolished To Make Room For Limousines To Turn Around Easily; Atlantic City Wants Him To Get His Way

DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA - IT'S SPELLED C-O-R-R-U-P-T-I-O-N (tags)

US past and present policy using a broader definition of corruption

Networking: Not-so-secret documents (tags)

The government can track what's in your word processing files if you don't watch it.

LET IT BE KNOWN - Propagandized stupider than the fates will allow (tags)

Let it be known, that the senior management national news reducers of CBC and CNN, know full well, they would rather watch American Soldiers die as the thieving bad guys, than to defend God's America by reporting that the demon enemy George W. Bush, and his business partner General Ahmad, committed the terrorist acts of 9/11, along with Rumsfeld, Rice, Cheney, and Myers.

Updated Evidence on "A Flaw in The Fabric of Society." (tags)

First, The God News = My Television Show, "The Preacherman Show" is scheduled to be back on Television in The County of Los Angeles, California on Channel 24 in The Hollywood, CA on "COMCAST CABLE" http://preacherman.cjb.net

URGENT ACTION (tags)

Call to phone CSPAN and demand that they reverse last-minute decision to not broadcast Feb 4 protests.

LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)

In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.

Illuminati Part 1 (tags)

Who really controls your life? You? hahahaha funny answer!

Cops even violate the civil rights of fellow cops! (tags)

Hell the NYPD pigs even violate the civil rights of their fellow cops when they spy on them!

News Junkie Scott's Blog (2/1/06) (tags)

NORTHCOM prepares for possible bird flu pandemic.

Control of the electromagnetic spectrum in its entirety means YOU (tags)

so, tell us la, how does it feel to be such puppets???

A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict (tags)

A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict

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."

Allegations of abuse dismissed in Guadalajara: reluctance to investigate human rights viol (tags)

Reports received by Amnesty International indicate that the men and women detained were subjected to serious human rights violations, including torture and ill treatment, by members of the different police units, in particular while they were being held at the Jalisco State Public Security Office Dirección General de Seguridad del Estado de Jalisco and the State Public Prosecutor’s Office Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado (PGJE) in Guadalajara. It has come to Amnesty International’s knowledge that several detainees were coerced, beaten or threatened into making confessions or giving the names of those suspected of having carried out acts of violence.

ampb report #70 (tags)

An update on the micro-power and pirate radio scene.

A Wizard's defense on behalf of our Humanity - Last Call (tags)

These are the only motions than were filed on behalf of Johnny Wizard's defense on behalf of our Humanity. A man arrested for threatening the continuing existence of the lawless demon anti-Christ, Our Mr. bush Jnr.

its 1984 (tags)

its 1984

REAL FBI officers who factually allege, with evidence and everything! (tags)

REAL FBI officers who factually allege, with evidence and everything!

internationals against video surveillance (tags)

an international grouping sponsors an international day against video surveillance.

Letter of complaint filed against Costa Mesa Mayor (tags)

The following "letter of complaint" was delivered during the public comments section of the Tuesday, January 17, 2006 meeting of the Costa Mesa City Council. It was filed on behalf of the Tonantzin Collective.

small WORLD interview with Jenny Marketou, multimedia artist (tags)

Interview with Jenny Marketou, multimedia artist

DEPLETED URANIUM - A HIDDEN LOOMING WORLDWIDE CALAMITY (tags)

The hidden threat to all planetary life from US use of depleted uranium weapons in 4 wars

FREE TREATISE ON HUMAN ECONOMICS. (tags)

THE ELECTION OF A GOOD NUMBER OF NDP MPS WILL RETURN CANADA TO REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT. THAT GOVERNMENT WILL MANAGE THE HOUSE OF COMMONS FOR CANADIANS, NOT FOR BANKERS, THE OIL CARTEL AND THE GANG OF BUSH. CANADA WILL MOVE UP TO HUMAN ECONOMICS. WE OFFER FREE OF CHARGE OUR TREATISE ON HUMAN ECONOMICS TO WORKING CANADIANS BEING ROBBED BY THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT.

CM Mayor Puts Choke-hold On First Amendment During Immigration Crackdown (tags)

Mayor Allan Mansoor of Costa Mesa lets lets Minuteman followers have there say, but cuts off immigrant rights activists.

Congressmen Returning Money? Reverse Bought Legislation Too (tags)

Our beloved Congressmen are giving Abramhoff's bribe money back to the Indian Tribes and to charity (he lobbied for many more than just the indian tribes) That's a great thing! But it is just the first step to setting things right.

Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)

see above

Against the Neoliberal "Modernization" of the Labor Market (tags)

he predicted employment effects of the neoliberal strategy do not go beyond expanding low-wage sectors and under-employment.

MacLaren Hall & L.A. County's Child Abuse (tags)

MacLaren Hall was a child abuse institution, run by L.A. County, that was closed in 2003. At this point, thousands of us live with adult trauma from severe child abuse in MacLaren Hall, at the hands of L.A. County as children and we want an apology, a public hearing and restitution.

Download Recall Arnold Petitions Online Now! (tags)

Recall Arnold Petitions

Christ's Recorded Statement to America (tags)

"Holy Christ.."

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (tags)

There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.

Impeach the Liar-in-Chief (tags)

Our Founding Fathers would not have approved of Bush concerning his honesty or his abuse of the powers of his office.

Wrong Doers Versus Whistleblowers: How Patriots Act (tags)

Remorse and religion is the standard of those representatives pleading guilty to government bribes and lies. Courage and conviction is the standard of American whistleblowers, Sibel Edmonds and Bunnatine Greenhouse. Is there a Patriot Act that can protect whistleblowers and reflect the standards of how patriots are free to act?

END TO END EVIL: The Real Abramoff Story (tags)

Filling in the blanks left by the mainstream media.

Canada's Johnny Wizard VS. the demon antiChrist Our Mr. bush Jr. (tags)

Synopsis: I had been writing critically of the Bush Administration, when, the Secret Service top secretly requested I be arrested quietly for threatening the life of George W. Bush.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/23/05) (tags)

What's the Fed up to with the money supply?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/21/05) (tags)

Rescuers free 110 beached whales in New Zealand

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/20/05) (tags)

NYC transit workers face $1 million-a-day fine.

MON 12/19 & TUES 12/20: Stanley Tookie Williams' Public Viewing & Memorial (tags)

There will be a public viewing of Stanley Tookie Williams on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m., at the House of Winston Mortuary located at 9501 South Vermont Avenue in Los Angeles. The memorial service for Stanley Tookie Williams will take place Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 12 noon. The service will take place at Bethel A.M.E. located at 7900 South Western Avenue in Los Angeles. The service will be open to the public, but seating is limited. Overflow viewing will take place outside of the church on jumbotron screens.

Report on Gilchrist/Minuteman day labor protest in Lake Forest dec. 17, '05 (tags)

Gilchrist and his supporters at a Lake Forest day labor protest.

This is About Much More Than Just NSA Domestic Spying (tags)

This administration is attempting to establish totalitarian control, and has proved that it is not to be trusted with the Constitution. Impeachable offenses are being committed.

Canada v. George W. Bush - Trial of the Millennium (tags)

I again, near the end of your free time here, am asking for Americans to help me protect our freedom as it pertains to the false allegations that have been leveled against myself as a true living god by your seriously criminal demon leader dictator, the truly evil, Mr. bush Jr.

American Legal System Corrupt (tags)

Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit talks to members of Harvard Law School's Fed-eralist Society. Jones said that the question of what is mor-ally right is routinely sacrificed to what is politically expedient.

EPA Leaves No Immune System Behind (tags)

EPA Proposes Rule to Use Children for Human Experiments

BTL:Congress Does Little as Energy Company's Record Profits Prompt Calls for... (tags)

...Investigations of Disaster Profiteering ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, director of Public Citizen's energy program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

“From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” (tags)

UPdated RePort: ....! increasing art-threat level to... *Educationally EnChanTinG*....... ........greetings,.... a lengthy labor of love, sharing a salient, timely,..'associative' Composition on the story of NOW...___________- **** “From a marketing point of view, you don’t introduce new products in August.” ****..........It appears some Senate Republicans are suspiciously reluctant to investigate this 21st century war. They would relinquish any oversight role, -reviewing the commitment of money, resources and lives, to a foreign entanglement of highly dubious merit, justness, legality and beyond the determination of 'correctness', Illegality- because we are talking about right and wrong , Good OR Bad HERE....Morality.......... .........I believe seperation of powers, checks & balances assign this OverSight function to the Senate, so they become duty-bound by their oath of office to proceed, to simply respect, carry out and honor the law. ...........Besides are they not 'elected' public servants?... and right now almost 2/3rds of America believe the country was misled, deceived, manipulated and spooked with a calculated slick PR campaign to embroil the US into death and destruction, a fiasco and a wrong, the public wants no part of. ...........We say this government is not serving or respecting the People's wishes, and CALLS to demand and an about-face correction should begin to be set in motion !...forthrightly............ ........*arguments, actions, 'positions' a result and concern for narrow self or factional interests? OR a responsibilty to act out of a need to be concerned for the broad National Interest, what is just? and best for the 'whole' ?.............. .........When will we proceed with the creation of the Better World?......... ____________________________ ..things fall apart..the center cannot hold...mere anarchy is.. l o o s e d upON The Word,...The WORLD. The Blood-Dimmed Tide is L O O S E D! ...and Everywhere...the CEREMONY OF INNOCENCE..is DR O w n e d.

Going public on the Gilchrist campaign (tags)

Photo of the Gilchrist campaign van at their "victory party." Noting my intention to type a complete statement on my experience with SOS/Gilchrist campaign/Minuteman groups.

Privatizers reach for our public lands (tags)

Proposed "mining" law would open public lands to real estate developers at bargain-basement prices.

BTL:In Growing Numbers, Public Opposes Iraq War, While... (tags)

...Most Congressional Democrats Play It "Safe" ~ Interview with David MacMichael, former CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BUSH WORLD - TOO MANY STATES (tags)

A scathing indictment of Bush-Cheney policy broadly with a special focus on the Iraq war and in a little historical context.

Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)

House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.

The “awful truth” is at hand. (tags)

"The article below is a brutal message of betrayal. More than 2100 U.S. families are suffering indescribable loss as a direct consequence of this massive deception, while the “losses” for the people of Iraq are simply unimaginable."

Congress Sanctions Biggest Public Land Giveaway in US History (tags)

Corporations and developers have become so over-empowered by this administration that they don't believe they should have to buy land - it should just be GIVEN to them. And thanks to creeps like Richard Pombo, they are getting what they want.

A Letter to America (tags)

A Letter to America America, your un-elected demon leader is using your name to attempt falsely imprisoning me here in Canada through the tyranny of his blatant fascistic “top secret” behavior.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/18/05) (tags)

The war games of September 11.

Cashier 2 tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting (tags)

A simple analysis of the origins and operation of the Cashier 2 (tax evasion, over- down- and off-accounting) in capitalist countries

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/17/05) (tags)

Foreign buying of US assets rises to record

Woman GI Publicly Resists War! (tags)

Army National Guard Specialist Katherine Jashinski, on active duty with the 111th ASG since January of this year, will make a public statement against war as a conscientious objector in the face of orders to participate in weapons training and deploy to the Middle East.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/11/05) (tags)

Haaretz.com offering two versions of same Jordan bombs story.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/9/05) (tags)

Surrender your DNA to the state.

David Barsamian @ Cal State Long Beach (tags)

David Barsamian will discuss "Media, Propaganda, and Iraq" and "Another World is Possible: Public Power in the Age of Empire"

Budget for U.S. spying slips out (tags)

Budget for U.S. spying slips out — $44 billion In an apparent slip, a top U.S. intelligence official has revealed at a public conference what has long been secret: the amount of money the nation spends on its spy agencies.

Sheep Dreams and Kitten Memes (tags)

The revolution is now. The revolution is all the time. Welcome to the revolution.

URGENT ACTION NEDED! – IN SUPPORT OF ACCESS TV (11/7/05) (tags)

Anti-access legislation in Washington to be considered this week WITHOUT input from access community!

FLASH! A Majority Now Favors Impeaching Bush (tags)

Between June and October, Zogby has found that support for impeachment of the president has risen from 42 percent of the public to 53 percent. When will the Democrats act?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/4/05) (tags)

Palestinians hit by sonic boom air raids.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/3/05) (tags)

Secret CIA jails for Al-Qaeda.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/1/05) (tags)

Delphi demands US auto workers accept poverty wages.

Digging Deeper: Why No Conspiracy Count for Libby? (tags)

The pre-Iraqi War intelligence was “fixed around the policy,” according to the Downing St. Memos. The perjury case of Irving “Scooter” Libby, Dick Cheney’s gofer, is only one small piece of the scheme to lie the country into war. Special Counsel Fitzgerald failed to use a conspiracy count against Libby, but he didn’t hesitate to do so in the Khaled Dumeisi case. Why the double standard? The Congress must get to the bottom of this cover-up.

To save the Bay of La Paz & Gulf of California (tags)

This is an effort to save the most biologically diverse body of water on earth.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/31/05) (tags)

Syria accuses US of military raids

“Snowstorm” Planned to Highlight Support for Access TV. (tags)

In a defiant gesture intended to highlight the danger three Bills now in Washington pose to access TV, the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has called for a nationwide access TV “snowstorm”.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/26/05) (tags)

Eric Hufschmid explains an intelligence matrix.

More Homeless Funds In Jeporady (tags)

The US House of Representatives will be voting on legislature that may cut affordable housing funds.

FOX'NG UP LOCAL NEWS TOO (tags)

Roger Ailes, the architect behind the right-wing tilt of cable news, is now remaking 35 local television stations -- broadcasting to nearly 40 percent of America’s homes -- in Fox News Channel’s image.

Anchor Cultural Diversity in International Law! (tags)

Making the theme cultural diversity the subject of a conion was urgent through the extension of the WTO and its services agreement GATS to education, culture, social necessities and the media.

GATS as a Political Project (tags)

The goal of GATS is the worldwide liberalization in trade and investments for the service sector.. Call 1-800-828-0498 and urge your senators to reject any budget reconciliation that includes Medicade cuts.

SADDLEBACK COLLEGE SPECIAL ELECTION STUDENT FORUM WED OCT 19! (tags)

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Volunteer to Recall Schwarzenegger! (tags)

http://www.savecalnow.com/

"President Bush Doesn’t Care About Black People..." (tags)

Damn Right! And That's Not The Half Of It

Breaking the grip of Big Oil (tags)

The day after President Bush advised Americans to deal with skyrocketing gas prices by avoiding unnecessary driving, he flew to New Orleans for a photo-op, burning up about 11,437 gallons of jet fuel, worth over $24,000. Apparently, it all depends on what you consider “necessary.”

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/14/05) (tags)

White House, Congress plans for major cuts in social programs.

18 year old Marine from Pasadena Killed in iraq (tags)

Lance Cpl. Sergio H. Escobar, 18, of Pasadena, Calif., died Oct. 9 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Ar Ramadi, Iraq.

Legislation in Washington Attacks Public Access TV (tags)

Three Bills now in the House and Senate could end public access TV in America.

Privatization and the World Trade Organization (tags)

Competence, efficiency and user-friendliness are in no way "natural" domains of private service providers.. Why should private investors be interested in maintaining the long-term infrastructure?

Impeachment Then and Now: Clinton, Bush and the Polls (tags)

Impeaching Bush may seem far-fetched but among the public, it’s a lot more popular an idea than the impeachment of Clinton was only days before the House impeached him.

BTL:Indictment of House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Adds to... (tags)

...Growing Cloud of Corruption Charges Hanging Over GOP ~ Interview with Alex Knott, of the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/5/05) (tags)

Killer flu recreated in the lab.

Bushes declare Open Season! (even on themselves!) (tags)

Bushes declare Open Season! (even on themselves!)

Martin Luther King Murder Document (tags)

The Brother of James Earl Ray Links the CIA to the Murder of Martin L. King, and Details His Abuse at the Hands of the FBI and Justice system

The DeLay Transformation (tags)

author: Jamie Malanowski / Washington Monthly Sep 29, 2005 09:12

"Counterpoints to the Standardized World": Book Review (tags)

"The world plague globalizationis a practiced philosophy in the interest of business and exploitation without responsibility toward our living space and without humanliness.."

Political and Spiritual Corruption (tags)

Hope is what sets us apart from the rest of creation. We can go beyond everything past and present in the power of the coming, the power of the promise. This was Jurgen Molt-mann's discovery in a British prisoner of war camp in World War II.

Open letter to the Peace Movement From Lloyd Hart. (tags)

Humanity's Greatest Act of Inequality.

Bush's Blue Light Special (tags)

Things are not as they appear when the president speaks—not the backdrop, and not the promises he makes. In this land of Oz, where’s Toto when we need him?

AB 405- STOP HUMAN EXPERIMENTATION AT K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS (tags)

TEACHERS & KIDS ARE NOT LAB RATS!

Dog Bites Man! Roberts Vows "Open Mind"! (tags)

The media have treated Judge Roberts’ Senate hearing platitudes about restraint and having an open mind as if they were divine wisdom—as if, indeed, they meant something.

BTL:Consumer Group Claims Oil Companies' Disaster Profiteering Necessitates... (tags)

...Price Controls ~ Interview with Tyson Slocum, of Public Citizen's Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Who Creates Values? (tags)

"Unfortunately some market fundamentalists are at work in the EU who denounce every-thing the state does to protect public goods as distortion of competition.. The globalized market shatters balance of public & private.."

September 24th 2nd Las Vegas Press Release (tags)

The Las Vegas community is being challenged over free assembly rights. Find out how 15 minutes of your time can help us put the city authorities in their place and why you should be keeping your eye on what happens in Las Vegas on September 24th. We would also like to see as many people as possible come down from LA for this event. Education, Housing, Healthcare, Jobs, Sovereignty, and Peace NOW!

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.

Nut-Job Michael Lopez-Calderon Threatens the Life of Well Known Dissidents (tags)

"Should the likes of Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn, Michael Parenti, Michael Moore, Ward Churchill, Dennis[?] Raimondo, et al. act out their sedition in a just-nuked America, expect their bodies to be found shot full of holes."

Sept 7 Public Hearing Expands Ad Seg Torture, the power of a crowd is needed (tags)

California Dept of Corrections (& rehab - what a joke) has called a public hearing to expand the minimum time in the hole without a review hearing from 30 days to 90 days for some infractions, as long as six months MINIMUM for others. This punishes the mentally ill and children as there are no phone calls and getting visits is very hard while in cruel isolation, no canteen, no personal property in the 4' x 4' box,

Corrupt Canadian Elections (tags)

This is how the NWO Globalists have been able to put their people into key government positions

Growth on Credit (tags)

"The US economy grows but depends on the rest of the world supplying hundreds of billions of more goods to the US every year than come from the US.. This will not last forever.."

Up the Anti (tags)

Another disaster (drill) gone live? That is what concerns me as the commercial media keeps telling us,,, terrorists are plotting plotting plotting while intelligence sources ( usually un-named ) give us detailed responce protocol under martial law. Northcom and Centcom adjusting the riding tack before riding into a future of constant bombings, roundups and terror. By the State.

LA and Surveillance cameras (tags)

LA is a crime troubled city with not enough unbiased eyes watching.

Bill O’Reilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence (tags)

The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will “increase the likelihood of violence” against U.S. troops. Fox News’ Chickenhawk, Bill O’Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would “help the jihadists.” He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU’s legal position.

Media Alert (tags)

Media Attention on Education initiative. SAT/ACT Prep program in search of volunteer tutors, mentors & more

Keep Poseidon Corporation out of our public ocean! (tags)

The Poseidon Corporation, a multi-national water privatization company, wants to build a desal plant in Huntington Beach, but it isn't needed, will add to pollution and will give multi-national corporations a new foothold on the California coast under internatiional treaties.

BTL:Split in AFL-CIO Could Spur New Organizing But Dissidents Fail to... (tags)

...Address Fundamental Flaws ~ Interview with Stanley Aronowitz, professor of sociology and author conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

To Starve Or To Smother: US Bad-Neighbor Trade Policies (tags)

For those who are following the latest news on the topic of revolutions in motion and rotten u.s. policies, this an excellent op ed piece, feel free to send it onto other media sites.

Disappointed Hopes in Africa (tags)

"The $40 billion promised before the summit was only a small part of Africa's total $300 billion in debts and the more than $2.4 trillion of all developing countries. The IMF, World Bank and G8 still use the debts as an instru-ment for dictating development.."

The 9/11 Key to Political Transformation (tags)

There is now an enormous amount of scholarly evidence and expert testimony that a) clearly demonstrates the official 9/11 story is a sham, and b) supports the millions of New Yorkers who, according to a recent Zogby poll, believe that top US officials "consciously" allowed the attacks to happen and that we desperately need a new investigation now.

Media:ABOUT DEEP THROATS (tags)

Time Magazine’s decision to surrender the name of a Deep Throat has been one of the most fatalistic blows to media freedom and a major coup for a political and corporate system determined to protect itself against scandals and whistleblowers.

Protest the Annual World Bank and IMF meetings::Call for Direct Action::Sept. 23-25, 2005 (tags)

Join us and the millions around the world dedicated to a world where development, security, and democracy are no longer tools of rhetoric employed by the World Bank, the IMF, and the U.S. government but are realities in the lives of all. Come to Washington DC September 23-25th for a weekend of spirited action to shake the pillars of empire!

LEGAL MUGGING BY 'CHURCH' (tags)

Religious organization Elan Vital, whose leader Prem Pal Singh Rawat claims to promote a message of peace, has for the second time in two years made use of the DMCA - Digital Millennium Copyright Act - in an attempt to block free expression.

Police "get the message" (tags)

Police "get the message" via audio spotlight technology

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.

Environmental and Public Interest Groups "Exxpose" Exxon (tags)

Landmark Campaign to Expose ExxonMobil’s Dangerous Environmental Policies

Feds Flip Birders the Bird (tags)

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Self-Help Graphics Update (tags)

Update on the Self-Help Graphic story. 200 attend mass meeting in Highland Park to find a way to open the doors of Self-Help again. following materials and photo come from Chicano artist Harry Gamboa. See art for change web log for more details on story: www.art-for-a-change.com/blog

URGENT ACTION ALERT: Military Out Of Our Communities! (tags)

Please take a few minutes to make two or three phone calls.

DoD Directive 1334.1, "Wearing of the Uniform", 05/17/2004 (tags)

I was not aware that the US Navy authorized wearing of uniform to a public demonstration.

Update on Self-Help Graphics protests & mass meetings (tags)

the following was pulled from Mark Vallen's weblog, an artist who has been covering that story and more....... www.art-for-a-change.com/blog

Scoundrel Time: The Flag Amendment (tags)

With the public increasingly opposed to continued war and occupation in Iraq, the worthies in Congress who put American troops there in the first place and who can't figure out how to get them out now are resorting to a tried and true diversionary tactic: The Flag Protection Amendment. What's next? An amendment banning pie throwing? ----------------

Tempest in Santa Fe: Confronting Israeli Myth-Making (tags)

Propagandists on behalf of Israel have held a corner on public discourse about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict for the nearly six decades of Israel’s existence, but these purveyors of the Israeli line have become increasingly deceptive and malign -- and increasingly effective – with time.

Garden Grove Police Lt. Mike Handfield sends me a message about Theresa Dang (tags)

After ignoring me for days, the Garden Grove Police Department had now decided they wanted to talk. Wanna bet something printed in The Los Angeles Times over the weekend spurred their newfound interest in communicating with me?

Capital and Labor: Deeds Must Follow Criticism (tags)

A new balance between capital- and labor income is necessary. Unfortunately the opposite is happening. The constant lowering of capital taxation in Germany fans the European tax lowering competition. The public infrastructure deteriorates.

Public Safety Negligence in California (tags)

Public safety negligence by Governor of California. Now victims of mudslide can sue him for deliberately mismanagemnt!

INTERVIEW: Christian firebrand Aoun eyes Lebanon's presidency (tags)

Christian firebrand Michel Aoun, the surprise winner of Lebanon's third round of parliamentary polls, said he would take the job of president if there was consensus on his goals and on pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud stepping down.

The Difference Between Bolivia's Incas and Us (tags)

The Incas and Bolivian workers who are protesting and driving from power their sell-out leaders have a clear understanding of how the ruling elite is attacking them. We Americans have been easily tricked by the ruling parties’ sleight-of-hand use of “wedge” politics, into actually supporting our own destruction. -------------------

Bush's Abuse of Power (tags)

The First Amendment, once the steward and protector of our freedom of speech..is being relentlessly reduced to oblivion, a near-forgotten dinosaur.

Economism, Economic Ethics and Donations (tags)

Economism is the great ideology of our time. It claims that (1) resisting the market is impossible and (2) submitting to the market is best for everyone. Both are not true. Embedding the market in principles of useful-ness to life has a priority as an ordering task.

homeless people in osaka face the oppression by osaka city government. (tags)

saluton from osaka. recently, homeless people in osaka face the oppression by osaka city government. most of city officers illegally have gotten big wages from public-money for many years.

Public outrage against SMC Board of Trustees (tags)

Uploaded is an MP3 file of public comments to The Santa Monica College Board of Trustees meeting of June 6, 2005

Another Racist Protest (tags)

SOS Plans to host another rally of hate.

On the "Insurgency" Myth in Iraq (tags)

The opposite is demonstrated with spectacular and brutal actions when the US media report about successes in the battle against the enemies of freedom in Iraq.

We Need More Anonymous Sources, Not Fewer (tags)

If the corporate media want viewers and readers to hold them in higher regard, they need to start doing real reporting again, and making aggressive use of anonymous sources who can point them to where there is corruption and abuse of power. The alternative is a media that just purveys press handouts. ------------------

Pasadna's Historic Raymond Theatre - Notice of Public Hearing on June 6, 2005 (tags)

Please Help Support Preservation of Pasadena's Hisotoric Raymond Theatre!

Unfair Sentencing (tags)

Clark County Public Defender Phil Kohn, seen in his office in May 2004, says he has noticed a trend in which illegal immigrants are getting prison time when probation usually is warranted.

"Kill Them All" (SPARK movie and public meeting) (tags)

SPARK movie and public meeting at UCLA.

OC Public Defender (tags)

The OC PubDef is good. Damn good! RE: Garden Grove incident - contact Lewis Clapp, Head of Court - Central Division in Santa Ana

The Crisis of Work and its Future (tags)

"Producing more with less labor, distributing the fruits of technical progress better, crea-ting a new balance between required work and freely disposable time and giving every-one the possibility for a more relaxed life and more varied jobs are the new goals.."

War-theory 10020-112: Public safety theory (tags)

Research on internal state defence and public safety involving other nations is mainly done in foreign military units, but occasionally also internal studies are being published on abroad to guarantee internal public safety under foreign credit on sovereignty.

Audio: HBO/NBC's JIM LAMPLEY on Election 2004 , "the biggest crime in [our history]&q (tags)

Audio: Exclusive Interview with HBO/NBC's JIM LAMPLEY on his Huffington Post firefight after blogging that Election 2004 was "the biggest crime in the history of the nation!" Plus: How The U.S. Press Has Sanitized The War in Iraq: Video/Transcript And Is Bush a Sith Lord? PLUS: How The U.S. Press Has Sanitized The War in Iraq: Video/Transcript

BTL:Big Oil Buys Influence in Washington, Crafting Legislation that... (tags)

...Adds to the Industry's Record Profits ~ Interview with Bob Williams, director of the Politics of Oil Project at the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Secret Monsanto GM Study Exposes Health Effects (tags)

It has been revealed today by the U.K. newspaper the Independent that a secret Monsanto study shows unquestionable health effects as a result of rats being fed genetically modified food.

Wed. 5/25: Thousands of Teachers, Parents, Students Rally to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: The Los Angeles rally is timed to coincide with another huge rally at the Capitol in Sacramento protests Governor Schwazenegger's broken promises tp to schools, his attacks on working people and his special election petition campaign that would waste $80 millon. There will be a special tribute to labor leader Miguel Contreras, who past away earlier this month. WHEN: Wednesday, May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (6th and Olive St.)

Wednes. May 25: LA Mass Mobilization to Stop Schwazenegger (tags)

WHAT: Action Day Wednesday, May 25 Mobilization in Los Angeles Action to coincide with a mass demonstration at the Capitol in Sacramento to stop the Governor Schwazenegger and his special election petition campaign that would ruin public education. WHEN: May 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pershing Square in downtown Los Angeles (5th and Olive St.)

Arizona National Guard Busted Smuggling Coke Into US (tags)

16 soldiers, law officers charged FBI sting uncovers drug conspiracy Susan Carroll and Dennis Wagner The Arizona Republic May. 13, 2005 12:00 AM TUCSON - Sixteen current and former soldiers and law-enforcement officers were implicated Thursday in a "widespread" cocaine-trafficking conspiracy that FBI officials said will eventually bring down more public officials.

Googling for Fun Can Be Depressing (tags)

Pick an important story and google it. You’ll find plenty of hits, but f it’s critical of the current administration, odds are you won’t find many hits on corporate media sites—just on alternative and oversease media sites. No wonder the American public is turning away from mainstream purveyors of “news.”

Chief Bratton Endangers Public Safety! May 11th, 2005 (tags)

MAY 11th, 2005 http://www.wallywood.org CHIEF BRATTON ENDANGERS PUBLIC SAFETY! May 11th, 2005 http://www.expage.com/may2005 De-Generate Latino Women and White Women Neighborhood Watch Members abuse power! Neighborhood Watch Members abuse power! http://www.expage.com/may2005 For all News Casters... Real NEWS! 5-5-05 ------------------------------------------- iraq,war,bomb,bomber,suicide,LAPD,crooks,neighborhood,watch,commies,CIA,FBI,LADA West,Hollywood,Wallywood,Bratton,Mafia,Gay,Pride,Blue,Wall,of,Silence,ATD,LASD,K Credit for this wonderful information is Given to: Mary Ann Stratton Elenor White Liza@gangstalking.ca (all these women are brave, intelligent, great people!). http://www.multistalkervictims.org http://www.gangstalking.ca http://www.stopcovertwar.com http://www.raven1.net http://www.expage.com/may2005 http://www.wallywood.org http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/custom2.html http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/custom2.html http://www.wallytribe.com http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/favorite_links.html (Posted by victim of horror and abuse, "Walter Tribe" on 5-4-2005.). H.R. 2977 / H.R. 3616 H.R. 2977 Oct. 2, 2001 We would like to thank Mr. Dennis Kucinich a Representative from Ohio who submitted the H.R. 2977 Preservation of Space bill into the House of Representatives on Oct. 2, 2001. This was a short lived bill but one of the most exciting disclosure projects of Government information. In the definition part of this bill as stated below there were true disclosure of directed energy like extremely low frequency electromagnetic energy (which has been used as a mind control tool) and words like mind control and psychotronics. When all of us victims saw this bill for the first time we cried and laughed for joy since we realized that our pain and suffering would soon come to an end. That our torture would finally stop. It was sent to the Armed Services Committee and several other committees where all of those disclosure words in definition section were omitted. We were saddened by this, but the bill H.R. 3616 is still standing for what the first one stood for which was to stop weaponization of space. We will support this bill and Kucinich for being so brave to stand up against such a super power Govt. for he is the only Congressman who has ever had nerve enough to expose the truth about mind control weapons and we will always support him.

GOVERNMENT LEGAL ACTION OVER WEBSITE (tags)

Australian Government Welfare Agency, Centrelink, caught out falsifying documents & withholding vital evidence in Court Cases - Documented proof on website same Government Department wants SHUT DOWN Threatened with Legal Action For Offesive Website Against The Commonwealth

Media Witchhunt in the Time of Empire (tags)

In the witch hunt for media rogues the Chicago Tribune's Public Editor, Don Wycliff, has reached a new zenith of perversity...

Climate Change! We Must Intervene! (tags)

Can we take climate change activism beyond uptopian demands into the realm of meaningful strategy? The climate change battle is largely being fought-and currently lost!-in the media.

Shadowy Lobbyists (tags)

by Admin. (No verified email address) 24 Apr 2005 Here's a decent article I came across in the Reader.

The True Value of a Timor Sea Gas Resource (tags)

Crude oil prices have climbed since 2002, and so government revenue from a Sunrise gas project is about four times higher than figures used by oil companies.

Artist Gets Creative with Fundraising (tags)

Cuts in funding for the Arts and almost non-existent resources for individual artists in the United States, has lead Santa Monica based artist/painter Barbara Kolo to seek alternative methods. The artist has opened an online store with Cafepress to help sponsor her invitation to the 2005 Florence Biennale (Biennale Internazionale Dell”Arte Contemporanea) this December in Italy.

Americaqn Values: Torture's Okay, But No Touching (tags)

There’s a great outcry over the Catholic church’s coverup of priestly perversions, but it’s hard to find too many Americans getting worked up over the much more ghastly coverup of an official policy of torture and murder of prisoners by the US government. -----------------------------------

What's Good for Canada is Good for General Motors (tags)

What’s going on here? Up in Canada, executives in charge of the Canadian subsidiaries of U.S. firms are not just praising Canadia’s socialized medical system; they’re lobbying to have it expanded to include pharmacy and home health care. Back here in the States, though, they’re all lobbying furiously against any hint of government-funded health care.

Hell on wheels: pocket bikes face new regs in LA (tags)

Members of the Los Angeles Police Department praised Councilman Dennis Zine as his motion regulating the sale of mini motorcycles - commonly known as “pocket bikes” - gained the final approval of the city council.

Terminator’s pension scam takes hit (tags)

SAN FRANCISCO — In a surprise announcement April 7, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said he is delaying until June 2006 a controversial ballot initiative to change state workers’ pensions from public, guaranteed-benefit programs to privatized 401(k)-like pensions.

Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, April 15th (tags)

Arlene Inouye, Coordinator of the Coalition Against Militarism in Our Schools (CAMS) and Robert Acosta, an Iraq War Veteran (2003) with Operation Truth, will deliver a presentation about the ongoing efforts to raise awareness and mobilize the public against the aggressive and deceptive tactics military recruiters use in our public school system to get working-class youth to join the U.S. armed forces.

SUICIDE BOMB DELIVERED (tags)

According to ABC news dot com, wireless laptop computers are going to be used to detonate claymore mines in Iraq. Does that come with Windows XP? Ugly commentary included.

blackout in Alabama and Canned Cheers for Bush's Social Security Scheme (tags)

A slick suburban magazine in Montgomery, Alabama, touts the President’s Social Security wrecking scheme, but it seems to be only talking to white folks.

US 'smuggles wounded troops home' under cover of darkness (tags)

Andrew Buncombe – The Independent April 10, 2005 The Pentagon has been accused of smuggling wounded soldiers into the US under cover of darkness to avoid bad publicity about the number of troops being injured and maimed in Iraq. The media have also been prevented from photographing wounded soldiers when they arrive at hospital.

Bush's Road Trip: Potemkin Town Meetings and a Potemkin Opposition (tags)

The president is tightly controlling who gets into his Social Security public gatherings. No surprise there. But why aren’t Democrats complaining that tickets are only being offered to Republican members of Congress?

Gender Connections event (tags)

Gender PAC will be holding a Gender Connections event in Los Angeles

Raza Work to Stop Library Closings (tags)

XISPAS, the Los Angeles website & blog dedicated to Chicano culture, art, and politics, reports on the library crisis in Salinas California. The state will be closing three public libraries this coming June for "lack of funds", and raza are spearheading a struggle to keep the libraries open. This fight for public access is only part of our mounting battle for civil and human rights. El Movemiento is revitalized with the energy of a whole new generation working for peace and justice. We're offering an except of our library crisis coverage below... but please visit our web log for the full article and other posts of interest. ¡Si, Se Puede! -Xispas Staff / www.xispas.com/blog

Opposing the European Rage of Privatization (tags)

Telecommunications, postal service, gas and transportation were the first public sectors that fell victim to the rage of unbridled liberalization..A drastic structural change of the state has occurred from a producing to a guaranteeing state.

Depleted Uranium deaths at 11,000!!! (tags)

This is another example of why we will have to put the corporate media on trial and ensure that the majority of CEOs, producers and anchorpeople spend a long time in jail.

MEDIA IMPARTIALITY A MYTH (tags)

Amid ever more aggressive criticism of our ‘democratic’ mass media the question we should ask is whether our media’s much vaunted impartiality has become blatantly partial over the last years or whether the mass media has always been the serf of particular interests, interests camouflaged as the struggle to preserve the freedom of ‘our’ democratic world.

Women's Exhibit: Convergence (tags)

Silverlake, CA, - Studio Gallery Presents a Women’s Art Showcase: “Convergence Of”: exhibition opening on Saturday, April 23, 2005. There will be an opening night reception on Saturday the 23rd from 4pm-10pm. It will be free of charge and open to the public.

Philosophers' Cafe (on sex!) (tags)

April 4th A Dialogue on Values, Faith and the Public Square

What is Neoliberalism? (tags)

Every search for alternatives must question the "great narratives" of the free market, efficiency, competition and entrepreneurship. Economic laws could be analyzed as social constructions and economic models as social models.

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!”

ARNOLD ALERT!!! March 22, Irvine!!!!! (tags)

Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Regency Hotel, Irvine, CA 5:00 p.m. Arnold Schwarzenegger Fund Raiser!

Forest Watch looks at ways to reach goals (tags)

Having lost its case at the state's last court of appeal, a foothill environmental group is planning to turn to the court of public opinion to block clear-cut logging in area forests. Ebbetts Pass Forest Watch representatives say they hope to organize community groups, lobby county officials and support state legislation as avenues for blocking future clear cuts.

Operation Gladioamerican (tags)

Now the enemy brazenly slashes into the herd to drive them for harvest. Arm yourself because self defense is a human right and it looks like the wait will not be long before a school, theater or public gathering is muckered. Don't rely upon the police or military for self protection.

Bush sending propaganda to local news (tags)

This is an article from the NYC IMC by FreePress.net: Stop the propaganda sent by the Bush administration to your local news channels!

The Treaty of Amsterdam. (tags)

The University of Amsterdam.

CRISP-ER: Biodefense Transparency & Open Government Tool (tags)

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The Other Tsunami: Man-Made Catastrophes (tags)

Victims of a mammoth natural disaster are worthy victims while victims of man-made imperial catastrophes are unworthy.. The massive assistance for the tsunami victims ovvered by common people is a spectacular reemergence of public spirit.

Media Monopoly and Lies by Fox News (tags)

A broad overview of media bias and racism focusing on a recent broadcast by Fox 29 News (Philadelphia) implicating the MOVE Organization in a 2002 murder.

Terror Intel Style (tags)

This is how the sheep dogs keep the sheep complaint and exploitable. Remember 911? Bali? Oklahoma? Notice that all this bullshit started around the time people were starting to stand up to parasites like the WTO? Think about it!!

former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri 'Hama Rules' (tags)

NY TIMES:About two weeks ago, a friend of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stopped by my office to update me on Lebanon and pass on a message from Mr. Hariri, whom I have known since reporting from Beirut in the late 1970's. The message was that the Lebanese opposition to the Syrian occupation was getting united - inspired both by the example of Iraq and by the growing excesses of the Syrian occupation. Mr. Hariri, his friend said, was planning to use the coming Lebanese parliamentary elections, and a hoped-for victory by the opposition front, to send a real message to the Syrians: It's time for you to go.

The Crown's Crown (tags)

Damn. I am so desperately in need your help. You see my friend, there are people in this world that deprive our rights to freedom, through unjust acts committed in your name, done by hiding their true intent from our public’s view. One RCMP Cnst, was able to argue to a judge that my writing was anti-government, and she needed to establish who I was, to enforce the law of, "threatening an international person".

Drug Industry Is Being Deregulated (tags)

Are you in favor of deregulating the Drug Industry?

City Officials respond to my charges - NY Times (tags)

"Seems they will stop at nothing to keep the big bucks rolling in and the public in fear of sex. Shame on them. City officials reject the claim that they are trying to scare people into abstinence"

for all mankind... (tags)

The EVIL anti-Christ "un-accountable to American law cos hees duh president" demon bush Jr., has ordered the commitment of mass murder in our names, while his enemy bush bitch cult following in the corporate news establishments, have refused our communities to publicly address the DOCUMENTED evidence made public by the FBI.

Most Likely To Hack the FBI (tags)

The FBI's public email system, the one they use to contact the public and law enforcement, was hacked. Who is the most likely candidate for such an operation?

World Conscience as a Superpower (tags)

A revolution in thinking against mechanical models of action and knowledge has occurred in the past 30 years..The new thinking about knowledge and society understands non-linear, non-instrumental and non-rational dimensions.

Tortured in the San Jose Main Jail (tags)

Martín Rodriguez, , says he was tortured in the San Jose Main Jail while spending 115 days there on drug charges. His public defender demanded he plead guilty and he is seeking adequate representation for a plea of innocent. His cause has been taken up by the Barrito Defense Committee of San Jose.

Liberal Extortion Tactics (tags)

Despite all their idealistic rhetoric about "tolerance," liberals are among the most intolerant individuals.

Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow (tags)

One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

Tularemia Outbreak: CDC Refuses Rapid Response (tags)

Cold Comfort for Communities Confronting Biodefense Labs --------------------------------------------------------

Save the Children launches effort to safeguard (tags)

Online initiative offers another way to help

City Departments Plotted to Paralyze the Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)

Leaders of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council (GRVNC) have learned, through the release of public records, that several Los Angeles city departments were secretly monitoring their activities. Ultimately, members of a working group within the city government succeeded in overturning the neighborhood council’s election and rendering the GRVNC unable to function.

Soft Hits on the System. Feed the people with information. (tags)

They are very hungry. New tactics of feeding the information flare.

1/26 6 AM ET Alert! "Suspended Indefinitely!!!" - New York Hot 97 "Miss Jon (tags)

Jay of HipHopMusic.com notified us that the Hot 97 "Miss Jones in the Morning Show" is "suspended indefinitely" over her recent racist "Tsunami Song"

A failing grade: Charter schools and education reform (tags)

Charter schools are a major aspect of the political right.......

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

Human Security (tags)

Attention must now shift from security of the state to security of the people-human security The UNDP sees expansion of the security concept as a step to more peace and more prosperity and sets human security in the context of human development and hu rights.

Recent Transgender Crime Cases Spark Outrage (tags)

Transgender crime is among the most violent. Bias toward transgenders continue with the way the crimes are reported.

The Phony Social Security Crisis (tags)

Bush's Phony Social Security Crisis Gains National Attention!

An Immodest Proposal for An Idea. (tags)

We need to show the nazis in America that real Americans stick up for their own. No chicken f**king matter what they do or don't worship, look like or honorably do for a living; an idea of sticking up for everyone. Everywhere. We need to wear the Islamic Cresent.

BTL:White House Rules Changes on Forest Management Could Reduce Protection of.. (tags)

...Endangered Species and Limit Public Input~ Interview with Marty Hayden, legislative director with Earthjustice, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

San Diego Indy Media Blocked by Public Library (tags)

Just noted today, that computer software for blocking certain sites in the San Diego Public Library system (via the 15 minute computers, at least) have blocked out at least two well-known Leftist websites.

Trashing Christmas (tags)

The last of the Halloween candy has been eaten. The harvest moon is a radiant memory. The family festival of Thanksgiving has drawn us closer together. All of these warm seasonal memories can mean only one thing: It’s time for the Christmas haters to shift into high gear.

Ledge Sit and Hunger Strike in DC Government Building Needs Support (tags)

Help Support DC fight for shelter. A homeless activist is currently doing a hunger strike while sitting on a 5-story ledge in the Wilson Building (city hall and mayor's offices), until there is shelter in SW DC. Join the fight

USA's FSD more lethal than WMDs (tags)

Prior to the naked Imperial aggression on the people of Iraq in March of 2003, the Bush regime repeatedly sowed fear onto the public by falsely claiming that Iraq had thousands of terrifying WMDs and that the World couldn't afford to wait for the evidence "in the form of a mushroom cloud," a clear reference that Saddam had nukes & would unleash them to kill tens of thousands of innocent civilians. As it turned out, it was the USA's own illegal & immoral Invasion-turned-Occupation that deployed thousands of USA's WMDs which killed up to 100,000 or more of Iraqi civilians...

Hassan Death Looks Like a CIA Job (tags)

Countering the corporate spin on Hassan's death

Your Photograph Can Kill You (tags)

The third article in a series detailing extermination plans under the Bush administration

"Are USA Citizens Tired of Democracy?" A Response to the Presidential Elections (tags)

Reprint with correction: Joseph McCarthy, not Eugene McCarthy, used threats to cripple the democratic process. With sincere apologies. . . . The public’s tolerance of flagrant violations of candidates’ and voters’ rights indicates yet another instance where sacrifice of individual rights has become acceptable, with the assumption, I suppose, that it will always be the other fellow’s rights that are sacrificed . . .

RepubliCONS take Big, Stinkin', Nasty crAP on our Voting Rights (tags)

Will the Democrats break out the toilet paper? Many Average citizens out here in unofficial America have a Bounty of evidence to expose and clean up the stench. This defecation was done in plain public view, and recorded in the public record. Since voting is the Right which secures all other Rights and confers legitimacy on the ultimate 'Commons' Our Representative Government-this bowel movement was ejected on the Public Square, so charge of public indecency needs to be included on the arrest warrant. Or will the Flies-in the form of diversionary news stories eat the PooP before we can break the Scoop?

HOW KPFT STEALS MONEY (tags)

I guess compared to their nemesis Haliburton, KPFT are just small time crooks. This is how the scheme works. KPFT radio and Pacifica radio network use deceptive advertising and a confidential donor list to create symbiotic business relationships, like Jay Lee, his employer, and Microsoft. They do and do not accept contributions from for-profit entities.

what to do next (tags)

Millions of us turned out to oppose George W. Bush. We stood in lines for hours, in the rain, as part of the largest electoral turnout in our history. Bush received a record number of votes. So did John Kerry. I am asking you to turn out again.

Fallujah, the Hue of Iraq (tags)

US troops are following Gen. Westmoreland’s playbook, while the Iraqi insurgents seem to be following the playbook of Ho Chi Minh. We know the ending of both books.

Think Your vote Should Coutn? (tags)

Why participate in a fraud? To vote is to collaborate with the disingenuous illusion. But I DO vote,. . . . .

Could Americans vote for a French President? (tags)

John Kerry very much sound like a French politician. He has the same superior and rather snobbish look typical of French high civil servant. Kerry is brilliant but one never knows what it means. He is flipflopping all the time. Kerry would be worst than French appeasers and French socialists.

Dashing Mayor to the Rescue (tags)

San Francisco hotel workers strike heading in the wrong direction as millionaire mayor gets involved

CONDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR KERRY (tags)

Why we should hold our noses and vote for Kerry to engage a potentially more moderate administration.

Yes on O (tags)

Vote Yes on Proposition O.

Rhine Capitalism, Anglo-Saxon Capitalism and Redistribution (tags)

Anglo-Saxon capitalism is an unbridled capi-talism whose profit logic overrules all social and environmental interests. Rhine capitali-sm has a social net so workers are not redu-ced to cost factors. "The Cold War against the social state leaves..another republic."

L.A. Too Confidential: Hahn and Stuckey in a Sticky Situation (tags)

Animal advocates continue to protest Los Angeles Mayor Hahn's appointment of Guerdon H. Stuckey as the General Manager of Animal Services and the city's lack of commitment to the no-kill animal shelter goal.

What we need today — a program for working people ELECTION PLATFORM 2004, COMMUNIST PARTY (tags)

This is no ordinary election year. Across our country, people are searching for security, hope and peace.

Going Backwards: Prohibition and the Degeneration of Integrity (tags)

Even from the days of the Chinese Opium Wars, man has fought and died for essential drugs. Yet in the 21st century, we see our schools, media and criminal justice system deployed against its own people in a blind but furious opposition to reason and sanity.

Rumsfeld at Magic Castle (tags)

Word on the street is that this will be an occasion for actions, demonstrations, and protests! Donald H. Rumsfeld and the Magic Castle are pleased to invite you to an evening of illusions at the venerable Academy of Magic Arts for a once in a lifetime performance.  Following will be a press conference.

hate crimes misclassified (tags)

Many transgender people disappear and are categorized as drug related by law enforcement officials who choose to avoid the media publicity of an official hate crime.

Boycott NPR, Here Are Alternatives (tags)

National Public Radio as many of you already know has become the next target of corporate sponsorship which conflicts with the public interest. As an alternative, go to http://www.newsnoise.net for a list of other online and FM stations you can listen to from almost anywhere.

The October Surprise (tags)

When the Organizing Committee of the October Surprise went fishing in the Arroyo this summer, we weren't sure what we'd find - so we asked for everything.

Another Weapon for the Revolution! (tags)

Female emcee DAYZE returns with ‘TruthSeeker’ a hard-hitting protest album.

Peabody Coal indigenous land comments needed (tags)

Your comments can help stop increased destruction of indigenous land & water, as well as air pollution and climate change affecting everyone.

WHEN AMERICA WENT STUPID OPEC (tags)

Dear OPEC. Apparently it started happening before I was born but circa 1977 was a major turning point, Iranian Independence was the issue and the public almost unanimously agreed that the US was a victim of a terribly unjust kidnapping and that our embassy personnel in Iran were completely innocent.

Wireless World: Troubling gaps in 'e-911' (tags)

This is an expose of the problems of 911 on mobile phones.

List of the Real Military Heroes of the Iraq war, those who Resist (tags)

A website posts a comprehensive list of those men and women who have publicly refused illegal orders to prosecute this illegal, immoral war in Iraq.

benefit for MOVEON.ORG (tags)

benefit for moveon.org at the salvation theater with art, music & poetry

Beating about the Bush (tags)

If party politics is the art of lying (and it is), then for the ordinary person political conventions are to be avoided at all costs. If these were judged by the standards of that other massager of the truth, advertising, then every one would be sued for being misleading.

Spinning 1000 Dead as Kerry Ducks (tags)

The Bush White House is in full-spin mode trying to minimize the damage as the U.S. death toll in Iraq passes the 1000-mark. Kerry, meanwhile, misses an opportunity to label Iraq “Bush’s Folly.”

9/7: Today, U.S. Reach 1,000 Military Deaths in Iraq! (tags)

By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 7, 2004

BILL MAHR ATTEMPTS REALISM (tags)

HBO's Real Time with Bill Mahr is catching up with the American Blasphemer in casting Bush and his self proclaimed success, 911, into perspective. If the GOP were not so insistant that the event was a glorious triumph for Bush, I would not have to constantly remind them that Bush is largely to blame for the tragedy.

Who's the "girlie man," Arnold? (tags)

Ugly ironies in Arnold's theatrics

Natural Disaster As Means To Cancel Elections (tags)

Hurricane Charley in Florida is just a warmup---it is well within the capabilities of the bush crime government to send most of California into the sea, and do not think they will not do it, if they are thwarted in their efforts to pervert America...

Petition to Rock Fabric of Evangelical Hypocrisy (tags)

Petition to U.S. Congress Eliminates Religious Institutions from Tax Exempt Status - All Religious Texts Promoting Criminal Activity Must be Purged From Public Worship Handbooks.

Back to back direct actions for Cascadia's forests! (tags)

This week forest defenders across Cascadia united to expose the link between the politicans and corporations that profit from the destruction of US public lands. On Tuesday, 40 Cascadians occupied US Senator Ron Wyden's office. The following day, a protester dressed as a spotted owl locked to a 250 pound stump while others rallied, shutting down Umpqua Bank's flagship branch for several hours.

Both Umpqua Bank and Senator Wyden greenwash their images, depicting themselves as environmentally friendly while supporting and profiting from the destruction of Oregon's native forests. Senator Wyden presents himself as a green politican, and yet of all US politicans he is the fifth highest recipient of campaign contributions from the timber industry. Meanwhile, he sponsors earth-destroying legislation with eco-friendly names like the "Healthy Forest Restoration Act."

Similarly, Umpqua Bank markets itself as a new, hip, eco-conscious bank. In reality "StUmpqua" Bank is run by the dinosaurs of Oregon's ancient forest logging industry. With the past two days of forest actions, local activists are gearing up for the upcoming Earth First! Direct Action Rendezvous in Southwest Oregon the final weekend in August, near the massive Biscuit logging project. The National Earth First! Rendezvous will be held in Oregon in Summer 2005.

VIDEO: Office takeover; Bank lockdown
PHOTOS: Office takeover; Bank lockdown

BACKGROUND AND NEWS: Cascadia RiSiNG! Eco-Defense Infosite | Native Forest Council | Portland Indymedia Forest Page | Cascadia Forest Defenders |

 

The Costs of the Iraq War Shock the US Public (tags)

"If Bush wins again, the attack is the best defense delusion threatens and the realiza-tion of the self-fulfilling prophecy of the American rightwing that sees a coming clash of civilizations between Islam and the West."

PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION - FIRST LA MEETING, SAT 8/21, 2 PM (tags)

PARTY FOR SOCIALISM AND LIBERATION FIRST PUBLIC MEETING IN LA This Sat, 8/21, 2 pm So Cal Library for Social Studies & Research 6120 S. Vermont, L.A. 90044

Breakfast, Authors & Radio Talk: "Los Angeles: The Backdrop for Black Female Authors (tags)

The Friends of the Memorial Library present a Breakfast, Authors and Radio talk series with local authors. To kick-off the series 102.3 KJLH’s Jacquie Stephens, “L.A. Speaks Out”, will moderate a live-broadcast of African-American Angelena authors, Saturday, August 28, 2004.

IMPORTANT CROWD CONTROL INFORMATION (tags)

The Sunshine Project Rebuts USMC Censorship / New Video Available.......The documents, titled Anti-Personnel Calmative Agents, Anti-Personnel Chemical Immobilizers: Synthetic Opiods, and Demonstration of Chemical Immobilizers, describe US military research on chemical weapons

The World is not a Commodity: Another World is Possible (tags)

"Attac is an element of the anti-war and peace movement because a just world is impossible without peace.. We reject the militarization of foreign policy and war actions of the German army abroad.."

ASHCROFT ORDERS LAW BOOKS DESTROYED (tags)

In another move towards federal tyranny, the Attorney General John Ashcroft has ordered the American Library Association to destroy all copies of the federal laws on asset forfeiture and to deny access to those laws to the general public.

Recalim the Parks in Modesto CA (tags)

Central Valley march and park occupations against police harassment of homeless, and lack of permenant shelter.

The Invention of the Frankenstein Monster: Interview with Carlos Fuentes (tags)

"The United States is extraordinarily gifted in creating monsters like Frankenstein. Then one fine day they discover that these Franken-steins are dreadful.. Since the Second World War, there hasn't been a catastrophe comparable to the US attack on Iraq.."

War in Iran and the Draft (tags)

Is the media desensitizing the american public toward the possibility of a draft or a war in Iran?

Yard Sign Project (tags)

Yard Sign Project Red, white and blue signs, approximately 1.5' x 2', are to be placed in front yards and other public locations.

Veteran gets rude welcome on Bainbridge (tags)

BTL:Prometheus Radio Project Wins Federal Court Case Overturning... (tags)

...FCC Media Deregulation Plan ~ Interview with Hannah Sassaman, The Prometheus Radio Project program director, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Hague: Israel Wall Violates International Law, Must Be Dismantled (tags)

13 out of 14 of the justices believed that in building the fence, Israel violated international humanitarian law, by infringing on Palestinians' freedom of movement, freedom to seek employment, education and health. Israel violated international treaties it had signed which deal with these topics, the ruling states.

Death4Bush (tags)

Candidate for state office David Blomstrom is advocating the death penalty for President George W. Bush.

SOCIALLY CONSCIOUS ART EXHIBIT (tags)

MARK VALLEN: MORE THAN A WITNESS A retrospective exhibition encompassing thirty years of socially conscious artworks.

The Liberal Case Against Gay Marriage (tags)

It is commonly thought that the issue of gay marriage pits secular liberals against religious conservatives. While this understanding is accurate up to a point, it is also seriously misleading. The most stubborn and intransigent opponents in the conflict are both in their way sectarian.

IndyMedia at the DNC '04 (tags)

Boston Independent Media Center - Democratic National Convention Projects

Are you coming to Boston for the Democratic National Convention this July? Are you planning to work with the Independent Media Center?

Truth Beyond Michael Moores Movie. (tags)

Dear Friends and Truthseekers, Does Michael Moore's recent movie, Fahrenheit 911, seems to be a brilliant display of truth unloaded in mass upon the American and world public - or does it still leave you bewildered and without any sort of ultimate and clear direction? Does it seem to leave something out? Because it did, appearing quite intentional to those who have been researching and discovering the true nature of problem we all face, that is, the forces behind the international banking controllers abominable quest to create a "New World Order" for their selfish benefit, that is the same New World Order that Hitler often proclaimed. Please read this 217 page downloadable PDF book available at http://www.911exposed.com and other places around the world wide web.

Chemtrail crisis: an overview and update (tags)

From the April 2001 Idaho Observer:

The draft platform of the REVOLUTIONARY PARTY, comments encouraged (tags)

The draft platform of the REVOLUTIONARY PARTY, comments encouraged

Gangs of LA - The New Mafia (tags)

A recent ABC News special report had me wondering what country I’m living in. When I heard the opening remarks: “Homicides have risen dramatically as street gangs continue to terrorize the public,” and “People are refusing to leave their homes for fear of attack by roving gangs,” I had to listen closely for the location referred to because I expected it to be a report from Iraq, Latin America, or Afghanistan.

Huge Book Sale, Unitarian Church, Anaheim, Saturday, July 10th @ 2pm (tags)

On Saturday, July 10, 2004, the Unitarian Church of Orange County will open its doors to the general public and offer several thousand used books for sale at below market value! Most books will be priced between 25 cents and 5 dollars.

Secondary Illiterates: The Crisis of Education in Western Industrial Countries (tags)

"Euroepan literacy and the schooling of society were not generous civilizing gifts to people but part of that process described as `inner colonialization'..Infrastructural institu-tions are not market enterprises but overall social conditions for the market economy.."

An Investigation into the Bush Administration's Misuse of Science (tags)

"Withholding of vital environmental information is getting to be a bad habit with the Bush administration." -- Republicans for Environmental Protection

Yard Sign Project (tags)

An invitation to artists, writers, activista and hacktivists.

THE COMING OF AGE OF THE ELECTORATE (tags)

this article is about our current political state of affairs, and the coming presidental elections that will be in the offing this coming November. Do we remain on this neoconic political course or shiftour weight into a new and braver course.

Buck Fush Neighborhood Vigils Connect With Public (tags)

Saturday's Buck Fush Mass Street Vigils distribute loads of truth to a public starved for facts by the corporate controlled media...

Confronting Christophobic Thugs (tags)

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Mobilize the vote (tags)

Bush lies ‘coming and going,’ CBTU leader charges

Activists Report on Afghanistan, Iraq (tags)

Global Exchange's Medea Benjamin questioned the ongoing war in Iraq, and KPFK's Sonali Kolhatkar spoke of the how commercial news media neglects to report on the suffering of the people of Afghanistan in a May 27th forum.

Screwing up by the Numbers (tags)

This War was a Deliberate screw up. Everything done wrong to provoke a strategy of terror. A new level of provocation deigned to create the new snakes of terrorism the enemy so badly needed at the fall of the Soviet Union and its co option, to provide the new excuse for military/ police spending.

It's easy to file false papers and harass government aids (tags)

It's easy to file false papers and harass government goons and thugs. And its next to impossible for the government to stop it. You can make it hard for government goons to sell their homes or get credit.

You too can become a Pioneer (tags)

Hundreds of wealthy Republicans gathered at the President Bush, Dick Cheney, and a host of celebrities gathered at the Ritz-Carlton Lodge here in the first weekend in April, not for a fundraiser but for a celebration of fundraisers. It was billed as an "appreciation weekend," and there was much to appreciate.

Bush’s hidden attack on public education (tags)

PHILADELPHIA – This year marks the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education – a historic civil rights legal case that declared Jim Crow segregated schools for African American children were a violation of the Constitution.

Inflatable George W Bushes in time for elections (tags)

NEW 5 FOOT INFLATABLE GEORGE W. BUSH PUNCHING DOLLS, MAKE ASTOUNDING APPEARANCES ACROSS AMERICA! San Francisco CA.- May 11, 2004 - Just in time for the elections, controversial new George W. Bush Punching Dolls (Bop Bags) have been flooding the streets of America.

Part 1- May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- May 1,2004 Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

Watch Out for the Shia Republicans (tags)

Shia Republicans believe that public education is part of an anti-Christian conspiracy and that God chose President Bush to prepare our nation for the apocalyptic showdown with Islam.

Random thoughts on the passing scene (tags)

National Coalition to Impeach Bush & Cheney (tags)

The National Coalition to Impeach Bush & Cheney is committed to mobilizing public pressure on Congress to impeach the President and Vice President of the United States. The core group of NCIBC is composed of San Francisco Bay Area activists from different organizations that have been drawn together by the cause of impeachment and have been lobbying members of Congress as well as local officials to get a bill of impeachment initiated. We regard our function as both local citizen-lobbyists and facilitators of this movement.

We celebrate the new Socialistic Capitalism (tags)

In a country that feeds its public ( in comparison to the corporate) social structure and common heritage into the furnace to smelt out the profit produced by the reduction of our water air and lives into waste and poisons and death.

Michael Jackson Versus Corporate Rape (tags)

Even if Michael Jackson is guilty does this mean that he ought be publicly persecuted by Corporate News Media? Does this mean that every rumor mongering media hound and paparazzi person ought indulge their predilection for dirt as they stalk around to find it? Is this not a major reason that many fans are cheering him on against the unfair exploitation of press? We now know the weasel motives of the press corps’ prostration to the Iraq war will no stories or photography.

Jayson Blair interview (tags)

Seven Oaks interviewed Jayson Blair about the aftermath of his journalistic misdeeds and the state of the press. See http://www.sevenoaksmag.com/

Michael Jackson Versus Corporate Rape (tags)

Even if Michael Jackson is guilty does this mean that he ought be publicly persecuted by Corporate News Media? Does this mean that every rumor mongering media hound and paparazzi person ought indulge their predilection for dirt as they stalk around to find it? Is this not a major reason that many fans are cheering him on against the unfair exploitation of press? We now know the weasel motives of the press corps’ prostration to the Iraq war will no stories or photography.

The Carter Center, OAS and the Recall Referendum in Venezuela (tags)

Solidarity with Venezuela

GOP caught Money Laundering with donations (tags)

After Mr. Nesbitt of Ohio maxed his donations to Geoffrey Davis (KY-R), he continued to underwrite the candidate vis-a-vis complicit third-party partners -- the Club for Growth, Family First, and the National Right to Work Committee.

We strongly doubt that building democracy in Iraq will rally America (tags)

In our annual forecast we stated that the election was Bush's to lose, and he is making an outstanding attempt to lose it. Why? Because he has needlessly adopted a two-tier policy: a complex and nearly hidden strategic plan and a superficial public presentation.

Corporate Media Sexplotation verses Janet and Michael Jackson (tags)

Janet Jackson’s dirty dancing? Americans need to focus on broadcaster’s istic tendency to exploit stories no matter how trivial, embarrassing, or consequential. With what motivations does Corporate News focus their perpetual supply of dirty laundry? They never address how they psychologically rape people by humiliating them in print. How shame based do we have to be?

AskQuestions.org Questions U.S. Tax Policies: Who Really Pays Taxes in America? (tags)

April 15, 2004 (Berkeley, CA) -- Recent news articles about skyrocketing tax fraud and corporate tax dodging have prompted a high level of public concern about the overall fairness and effectiveness of our current tax system. AskQuestions.org – an online news site that addresses issues raised by public demand – released a report today on "Who Really Pays Taxes in America?”

Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)

We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!

Gentle Giant (tags)

At 79, he has outlived his most outspoken critics and several spans of public scorn.

Protest in Midwest over Media Mogul's manipulations (tags)

Murdoch's network slants the news to please right-wingers who can't stand the truth, and the fans of Fox News are the kinds of folks who like to call themselves "conservatives," as if that is a title that commands respect.

Depleted Uranium - Mystery in Transport (tags)

The United States military does not want civilian populations to know how and when depleted uranium (DU) munitions are being shipped through their communities for fear of “unnecessary public concern about the radiation risks associated with DU munitions.” Normally this type of shipment would be labeled with both Department of Transportation (DOT) “Radioactive” and “Explosive” placards. Branches of the U.S. military, however, have a special Department of Transportation exemption, DOT-E 9649, which allows them to ship DU munitions without the “Radioactive” placard.1 The exemption must be renewed every few years by the DOT and the Military Traffic Management Command.2

FOX ORDERS 4 DEAD (tags)

That is four more dead troops in the bank for Persia. FOX NEWS CHANNEL lied as they paraphrased BIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMETTE who will be dishonorably discharged from the military or I will deliver him personaly to the world court along with HENRY KISSINGER.

International Citizens’ Inquiry Into 9/11 - Toronto, Canada - 2004 (tags)

An extensive international public inquiry into the events of Sept. 11, 2001, will be held in Toronto, Canada between May 30 and June 20 this year.

Teachers and their union fight for public education (tags)

CHICAGO – Children’s paintings hang on the walls in the lobby of the Chicago Teachers Union office. It’s comforting for parents to see schoolkids’ artwork framed and on display.

Protest Planned Tomorrow vs. Westminster School Board anti-transgender motion (tags)

Westminster, Orange County, teachers union and members of the Transgender Community plan to protest a School Board Plan to defy State policy protecting transgender and transsexual students.

Saddam Hussein's weapons (tags)

When We Should Stop Supporting Israel ! (tags)

When and Under What Circumstances the US should stop Support for Israel

LINDA TRIPP KILLS TROOPS (tags)

Linda Tripp, queen of the Washington prostitutes, is directly responsible, along with her co-conspirators, for every military person killed since she extorted the president of the United States with MY VIDEO TAPES. All this was confirmed by the many analyses related to the 911 commission.

USDA Downed Animal Ban Under Attack by Agribusiness (tags)

The USDA's recent downed cow ban represents a long overdue policy shift, and it is imperative that we do everything in our power to maintain it, and hopefully to expand it. Please write today.

Who Owns the Sky? Reviving the Commons (tags)

"Not since the Golden Age of the 1890s has so much public wealth been shoveled into private hands with such brazen efficiency. Timber companies, corporate ranchers and foreign mining companies.. are plundering our national patrimony.."

Demonstrators are the public, and the public thanks us! (tags)

What do people think of us?

N. African and Chechen rebels threaten France with terrorism (tags)

The letter raises the possibility that France could be the site of the next March 11- style bombing. Moreover, it raises the troubling prospect for Paris that the interests of North African and Chechen militants might be converging in France -- possibly under some kind of al Qaeda banner.

Blackboxvoting to Serve Lawsuits to CA Couties - Need Volunteers (tags)

Bev Harris of www.blackboxvoting.org needs help to take on Diebold and Electronic Voting in CA. She is planning on serving Lawsuits to many CA counties and she needs volunteers to help.

Comments Needed: Help Protect Oregon Old Growth (tags)

The Forest Service is trying to move forward with several contentious old growth sales in Oregon that have been the site of mass protests and civil disobedience. Tomorrow (Wed March 18th) is the last day to submit public comments.

El Sereno Say Yes To Open Space (tags)

Last night LA 32 Neighborhood Council voted to send a resolution to City Council regarding the deveopment of Elephant Hill (located off Collis St. in El Sereno). Here is an update from community organizer Elva Yanez.

Arissa Media Release Supporting Tre Arrow (tags)

ARISSA CO-FOUNDER URGES THE PUBLIC TO SUPPORT ECO-DEFENDER TRE ARROW AND OPPOSE THE TERRORISM OF THE FBI AND U.S. GOVERNMENT

Boycott the Democratic Party for Single Payer Health Care. (tags)

It is time to send the Democratic Party a clear and concise message that we the American public will not vote for any Democrats or write checks for any Democrats or volunteer for any Democrats until Presidential Candidate Senator John Kerry, Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe and the majority of elected Democrats as well as elected delegates to the National and state conventions swear an oath to make the "single payer universal health care system" the official health care plank in the Democratic party platform and campaign making the "single payer universal health care system" a central part of all Democratic party communications to the American public leading up to the 2004 elections.

Riverside: The Dangerous Times Free Film Series Continiues... (tags)

UNCOVERED: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War Thursday, March 18, 6:30 PM La Sierra Public Library, 4600 La Sierra Ave., Riverside

"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.

BTL:Bush Administration and GOP Congress Propose Cuts to Public Transit and... (tags)

...Other Transportation Alternatives. Interview with Hank Dittmar, executive director of Reconnecting America, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Popular Manipulation (tags)

I found this two-year-old article while web surfing. It's a recipe on how to sell a war to the American people, written by opinion poll researcher, Alan F. Kay. Note that it was written before the second Iraq war.

Haiti, Is That One of the Tahitian Islands? (tags)

The Yuppie Silence

Charles Lewis in LA Friday (tags)

Charles Lewis, author of "The Buying of the President 2004" and Executive Director of the Center for Public Integrity will speak with Arianna Huffington Friday March 5 in Los Angeles, to benefit KPFK radio.

Grey Tuesday - Download It (tags)

Today is Grey Tuesday when a coalition of websites will offer downloads of Jay-Z's Gray Album, a remix of his Black Album with the Beatle's White Album.

Ralph Nader for 2004 (tags)

just something i got off the ralp nader for 2004 website

BTL:2004 Presidential Election Campaign To Break All... (tags)

...Spending Records Big contributors get what they pay for. Interview with Charles Lewis, executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

BTL:Bush Avoids Accountability in Iraq-WMD Blame Game (tags)

Interview with Scott Ritter, former chief U.N. weapons inspector in Iraq, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

smallDems strategY? Combatative or Creative, Tough Fight Against to Dominate or Fair Fight (tags)

for what IS Right to Nurture..., Kucinich, an honest Friend By, For and Of regular, common working folks, has consistently,steadfastly presented a necessary vision which has inspired an understanding, and burdgeoning realization that his clear plans entail specific actions for Peace, Progress & Prosperity reminding to renew and Reclaim COMMON SENSE of COMMON PEOPLE,COMMON DREAMS, Aspirations motivating UNCOMMON ENERGY TO IN-COMMUNITY CREATE A COMMON DESTINY TO ACHIEVE THIS COMMON GOAL FOR OUR ENTANGLED COMMON FUTURE, by restoring our True Historical standing of Egalitarianism, beacon for Oppurtunity and the happiness of to pursue Life and liberty in a healing Rennaissance Epoch of caring,sharing and courageous daring for sustainable policies from a transparent Sunshine Goverment promoting the Public Interest to advance Domestic wellBEing.

Inglewood: Huge March Backs Grocery Strikers (tags)

Inglewood, CA - Twenty thousand people demonstrated here, Jan. 31 in a powerful display of solidarity with the striking, locked-out United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) grocery workers. Trade unionists - including strikers and their families, longshoremen, public workers and Teamsters - along with community supporters marched on Safeway-owned Vons market.

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: Iraq's New War: Blackmarket Bloodshed and Corporate Intrigue (tags)

Who has been targeting Iraq's police and military? The likely culprits are, mysteriously, not even being mentioned as a possibility by Bush or the media

George Bush's Book of Days (tags)

George Bush's Book of Days Documenting his Near-term Future by noted astrologer Mike Jordan of the Harmonic Astrology Project

Marc Debbaudt - Candidate for Superior Court Judge Office 95 (tags)

As a voter in Los Angeles County, I’ve seen little information on those running for the more local elective offices. No one to whom I’ve spoken has any idea who the candidates are for judge or what they stand for. Mr. Debbaudt is running in response to his belief that the incumbent, Judge Oki, failed in his duty to public safety.

"The Corporations Are Coming! The Corporations Are Coming!" (tags)

integrity is evidenced from his remarks in an interview about sitting in on democratic meetings and seeing what goes on, he said they make all their decisions based on polls ?? "It's Sick", he said. I have a message for these wayward writers who are taking turns, in a deliberate, orchestrated smear campaign to impugn a modern-day prophet and refuse to recognize, and hence INSULT, the burdgeoning grassroots movement arising from the awakened masses. HERE is The Message---this beautiful movement can only be delayed ,Never stopped because it has Founding Father energy and LightWorkers and healers who Love this Land and the principles of Liberty, Equality and Unity and are working very hard to co-create a New Covenant to give to posterity ! We are alive, real and in tune with the higher cause of our existence.

Bush, The Wars of the Texas Succession (tags)

review and analysis provided by two recent books.

PUBLIC TRUST PUBLIC TROUGH (tags)

PUBLIC TRUST PUBLIC TROUGH

"Kucitizens" Take Their Message to the Freeway Overpasses (tags)

In Los Angeles and accross the Nation, many tens-of-thousands of people saw Kucinich banners hanging on overpasses and in public places on Saturday February 7th. Kucinich volunteers took to the overpasses and other public places to get out Kucinich's message. When asked about reasons they are out on the street supporting Kucinich, volunteers refer to Kucinich's plan to get out of Iraq in 90 days, support of single-payer health care and spending more money on domestic needs rather than on military along with other important issues.

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

Library Sets Up Shrine To Corporate Thieves (tags)

As corportate-controlled state and Federal governments slash basic services to fund military and tax breaks for the rich, Long Beach Library worships Vons, other exploiters.

Public Housing And Voucher Programs At Risk (tags)

The Bush Administration's Global Tyranny Program Is Taking Precious Dollars From The Nation's Most Needed Domestic Programs!

Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)

Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS

Daniel Ellsberg on VIETNAM - IRAQ (tags)

Leak against this war US and British officials must expose their leaders' lies about Iraq - as I did over Vietnam Daniel Ellsberg Tuesday January 27, 2004

From passivity to proaction! (flyer and art) (tags)

Your alleged "leaders" often believe you are "incapable" and feeling too powerless to be more proactive than simply attending rallies and marches in a passive way. The flyer text here is meant to do two things: inspire you, and many others, to become more proactive--in a basic resistance of consciousness! Here is a giant pile of deep info that should inspire!

Producer says OK, copy his new Iraq war film (tags)

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald says that he will allow his movie "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War" to be copied by the general public.

Police Violence AT WTO Protests Costs Seattle Taxpayers $250,000 (tags)

In a time when Seattle is in deep need of money for its schools, etc., we are paying $250,000, and rightly so, to protesters who were grotesquely violated at the WTO protests in 1999. And Seattle did not learn from that riot, as it produced two more...

5th amendment (tags)

No person shall be held to answer for a capital or other infamous crime unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the militia, when in actual service, in time of war or public danger...

The Next Middle Class (tags)

In their own ways, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, provided the institutional frameworks for middle-class growth. Now, radical ideas are necessary to prevent a return to feudalism.

LAPD wants to ban ski masks from demonstrators’ wardrobes (tags)

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911 a picture of truth in Action (tags)

This is truth in Action!

CHILLING DEJA VU: The Original, Eerily Premonitive Bush:Hitler Comparison from July 2001 (tags)

When this essay comparing Hitler's rise to power with Bush, and the tactics of the present GOP with the 1930s Nazis and Stalin's communist regime was first published in July, 2001, I was the recipient of a flood of hate mail and even a couple of death threats from militant rightwingers. But the comparison hit home: the article has been been circulating all over the world, reprinted in at least five languages. Unlike the lame, even bizarre comparisons rightwingers try to make between Clinton, Dean, et al. and Hitler, the similarity between Bush's regime and the rise of the Nazis is REAL and has evoked a shock of recognition in readers - or, as the title says, a "Chilling Déja Vu."

Calif Voting Systems Panel Public Hearing - Sacramento, Jan 15th! (tags)

This is an important meeting to attend if you possibly can! An audit of installed Diebold hardware, firmware and software produced ZERO fully certified installations when reviewing random systems over 17 counties.

God, Freedom and the Separation of LIBERALS and State (tags)

"Liberals want no iota of religious speech, image, or thought anywhere in public -- if it is Christian. They allow and even encourage expressions of Islam."

A Christian Persecution Complex (tags)

I'm most bothered by Limbaugh’s biased use of history. The fact is that our secularist fellow citizens have good reasons to worry about those of us who defend the "good old days" when our kind of belief system dominated public life.

EAT MEAT AND DIE (tags)

MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE! EAT MORE BURGERS! MAD COW DISEASE!

Bush-Linked Company Handled Security For WTC and Dulles Airport (tags)

Oh. And here's one about Marvin Bush ( Yup, there's a Marvin Bush), and his ties to WTC and Dulles airport security. Again, credit the author. Hey Hollywood! Why haven't you been exposing them? ( By the way, the mobster mentioned in Hopsickers blueprint of Jeb Bush and Florida terror training, drug smuggling flight school associated with Jeb and "company", Alvin Molvik, is also providing Michael Jackson with his attorneys for his present case... By the way? Have you read anything about the CIA's and Saudis involvement in child-kidnapping, slavery, pedophile ring? Plenty of info available, including data from Center For Missing And Exploited Children. Anyway, again, credit the discoverers and investigators.

The New America- Darth VAder or Frankenstein's Monster? ( Part 2 Of 2) (tags)

Using unusual personal experience and studied general observation to denote the horrific transformation of America, via mass-conditioning, pop-culture media programming, the military, and of course the legislature and police to train and harvest the slaves to serve the New World Mafia's black market profits and control.

Media manipulations (tags)

Day three of US media coverage of Hussein's capture: no let-up in the hysteria

BTL:Supreme Court Upholds Campaign Finance Soft Money Ban... (tags)

...Clean election advocates seek more comprehensive reforms. Interview with Nick Nyhart, executive director of Public Campaign, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The Health Care Epidemic (tags)

Health Care

Chemical industry spies on California activists (tags)

Chemical industry plans covert front group hiring former CIA/FBI agents to conduct intelligence gathering of activists who urge the precautionary principle for potentially dangerous chemicals to be proven safe before being allowed on the market.

Collective sentences passed in Sweden. Nixon Nuñez excommunicated by law (tags)

Collective sentences passed in Sweden. Nixon NuNez excommunicated by law

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)

PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE

U.C. and Mind Control (tags)

Covert use of liberals as experimental laboratory animals without the need for "ethical review committees"

It?s been a good year (tags)

The extreme Left has made a terrible strategic mistake shacking up with the Islamists. In one sense, they?re not as incompatible as they might appear: Islamism may be religious in origin but in its political form it is simply this decade?s brand of oppressive statism, as communism was before it. But the only question now is how deeply this strategic error infects the less insane Left. On National Public Radio the other day, Howard Dean advanced the theory that the Saudis had tipped off Bush about 9/11 in advance. When the Democratic presidential front-runner is cheerfully wearing his tinfoil hat in public, it?s no wonder the other fellows are scrambling to sound just as loopy.

Decisive weakness of Right-wing: Lack of public, open forums for dialogue (tags)

The hype and manipulation of emotionally-potent over-simplifications by reformers on each wing is quite similar, except for one thing: The Right-wing persists in categorically not allowing forums for open-ended dialogue.

Is Bush a bigger liar than Clinton? (tags)

George W. Bush and his sleazy gang have but one guiding principle that dominates all they do. They use public power and influence for private gain and will do just about anything to keep the power in order to keep the gain.

BTL:Groups that Defeated Congressional Energy Bill Gear Up to... (tags)

...Fight Any New Attempt to Pass the Measure Interview with Winona Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Energy and Environmental Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Coventry City Pub tour pictures (tags)

This link Article is about Coventry City social, leisure and Business Missions operating from a watercycling base camp area of the city called paradise, using a novel waterbike to help network and promote community internets.

Bus Drivers work for 35 hours without a break (tags)

Accidents happen because drivers are tired from working overtime to supplement their meager income and a lack of regulations reagarding working hours and public safety.

Cities and states face brutal cutbacks (tags)

BALTIMORE – In what could be called a “Thanksgiving massacre,” public school officials here handed out pink slips to 710 Baltimore City Public School (BCPS) employees. At least 1,000 are expected to have lost their jobs by January.

America's Future: Endless Enemies, Endless Debt (tags)

America is going to hell! After WWII, it began to be slowly taken over by wily intriguers, wearing pin stripe suits. These grasping men (some were women, too) have been using primarily our federal government, the U.S. Congress, the CIA, NSA, the IMF, the mass media, corporations, banking facilities and our foreign policy, to make us more foes around the globe, while serving their own greedy ends. In the process, these schemers have grown extremely powerful at the expense of the Republic. They rarely choose to hold any office and prefer to operate from behind the scenes. I call them, “The Wire Pullers” (See Jonathan Kwitny’s “Endless Enemies” for some examples of how this exploitation works.)

A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)

But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"

Gun Laws do Not Reduce Criminal Violence According to New Study (tags)

Fire Arms in the possession of Free Citizens are a threat to Tyrants and Criminals only. Gun Control is nothing more than a Stalking Horse for disarming the American Public to make them easier to subdue.

LA COUNTY APPROVES REPARATIONS FRO WHITES NOT BLACKS (tags)

Los Angeles Count Baord of supervisors apporved agenda item 48 which moves to gain support from President Bush and others to pay reparations to German Jews. Some citizens found this tio be racist and unfair to blacks seeking reparations and acknowledgement of the Black Holocaust.

JFK, 9-11, and the REAL America: Tying It All Together (tags)

An organic reconsideration of US history and major "conspiracy theories" of the past 40 years, including those pertaining to the 9-11 attack, and how they shed light on America's present drift into fascism.

The great Coventry watercycling pub tour (tags)

The great great great watercycling pub tour start and end at the public house called the Adam and Eve with photoes of pubs visited

JFK Retrospectives Adnauseam: Few Ask The Real Questions (tags)

The consequences for the nation have devastated the dream of a Republic. The notion that the federal government has an obligation to be an activist instrument for social engineering, became ingrained in the distorted consciousness of a guilt ridden public. The country of today is a hollow shell of individualism. The quest to secure community has required the surrender of personal ascendancy. The standard of distinctive achievement has been transformed into a culture of hopeless interference.

The FDA Under Attack (tags)

"FDA used to serve a purpose. A doctor could feel sure that a drug he was prescribing was as safe as possible. Now you wonder what kind of evaluation has been done, and what's been swept under the rug."-- Dr. William L. Isley, Kansas City, Mo.

Do the bankers and the politicians need $87 billion for the war, or do they need the war (tags)

WAR, WAR, WAR The fundamental dynamic of the American economy is war. It requires a constant expenditure of Federal Re serve interest-bearing credit to survive, and the best way to accomplish this requirement is war. The taxpayers can always be inspired to support war. It may be said that the public loves war almost as much as the bankers and their office-holding puppets.

Public Disclosure NWS on Global Warming (tags)

Public Disclosure - National Weather Service(NWS), report by Senior Hydrologist with NWS shows clear trends for earlier snowmelt runoff, increasing average dewpoints & air temperatures... 100 years of high quality streamflow runoff and temperature records.

Public disclosure - govenment agency says "no global warming problem" (tags)

Public Disclosure - National Weather Service(NWS), report by Senior Hydrologist with NWS shows clear trends for earlier snowmelt runoff, increasing average dewpoints & air temperatures... 100 years of high quality streamflow runoff and temperature records.

An Object Lesson in Investing (Or Being Taken for "a Ride") (tags)

Adam Smith, the father of modern economics much-quoted by conservatives, once said, "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices." It's a description that fits today's Wall Street to a tee.

THE SEVEN VARIETIES OF GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES (tags)

The right of decent private citizens to personally possess, transport, and responsibly use arms without government interference is the ultimate freedom and the main pillar supporting all other liberties. Few cultures have allowed their general population access to weapons, the tools of power, to the same degree as the United States. Instead, most societies have restricted the keeping and bearing of arms to a select few power brokers and their agents, often resulting in oppression on a grand scale.

Montana's Alternative to Energy Deregulation (tags)

Montana's Democrats are seeking either a rural electric cooperative or public power group to buy NorthWestern Energy, the supplier/distributor of electricity and natural gas to more than 300,000 customers (after Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings are finalized).

United States: US media subservient to the state (tags)

The Media Whores, marching lockstep (Goose Step?) with the Bush Regime's agenda has whored itself repeatedly because "War Sells". All those nice explosions and all that misery keep the Proles complacent and glued to the screen of the Programming machine.

GAPATISTAS RIDE AGAIN: We'd Rather Wear Nothing Than Wear Gap!!! (tags)

Please join us for the Hollywood premiere of our GAPATISTA ROAD SHOW to Miami to stop the FREE TRADE AREA OF THE AMERICAS (FTAA) Nov 17--21, where up to 100,000 protestors are expected to converge!!! At the Hollywood Gap action we’ll march to the doors of the Gap with a giant 200-year-old redwood stump, logged by the Fishers of Gap, Inc. A mini FTAA & LOCAL ISSUES TEACH-IN will ensue, using the stump as a stage. Speakers will alternate with GREAT SONGS and RADICAL CHEERS, all building to the CLIMACTIC MOMENT when we STRIP for JUSTICE IN FOREST, FIELD, & FACTORY!!! We’ll round off the action with lealfeting and one-on-one. Come Strip with us for Redwoods and Workers Rights, for Global Ecology and Global Justice!!! Bring drums, noise-makers, and outlandish underwear!!!

Howard Dean’s Anti-Constitution Message (tags)

Dean's Disdain for the Bill of Rights

Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)

Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.

L'affaire Boykin (tags)

The religious right, their Republican Party supporters, conservative columnists and television commentators all have leapt to defend General Boykin for stating that, "George Bush was not elected by a majority of the voters in the United States ... he was appointed by God ... He's in the White House because God put him there."

LA Fires More Than Economic Boom (tags)

The media's distorted coverage of the well-placed and perfectly orchestrated arsons.

FBI Spy Revelation Could be a Thread That Unravels the Bureau (tags)

Evidence has surfaced recently that the FBI has been spying on foreign nations for years.

Fashionable anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism (tags)

Do not look for the Islamic community here to acknowledge that the United States, in little over a decade, freed Kuwait, saved most of the Bosnians and Kosovars, tried to feed Somalis, urged the Russians not to kill Chechnyans, belatedly ensured that no longer were Shiites and Kurds to be slaughtered in Iraq, spoke out against Kuwait's ethnic cleansing of a third of a million Palestinians — and now is spending $87 billion to make Iraqis free.

E-Vote Protest Gains Momentum (tags)

Swarthmore College students embroiled in a legal battle against voting-machine maker Diebold Election Systems have received a groundswell of support from universities and colleges nationwide.

HUD Orders Public Housing Tenants to Volunteer (tags)

While California Republicans are lining up for their FEMA handouts others are loosing benefits. Here is another example with the HUD program. People who take part in the HUD program are forced to work eight hours a month for the benefit, as if they are not already tired and struggling!

Oil Companies Protected from Investigation (tags)

Bush Orders Oil Companies Protected From Investigation! A Licence To Loot

HOWARD DEAN NEWS – RUTLAND HERALD, JULY 1997 (tags)

Dean’s subversion of the Bill of Rights through judicial appointments.

Grocery Strikers Must Win (tags)

Takeover Artists Are Welcome Here (tags)

Within limits, I think libertarian impulses are healthy for the body politic. But when it comes to libertarian trust of industry captains, I prefer the government to impose reasonable regulations on business for the public good.

White House bans news coverage of coffins returning from Iraq (tags)

“Since the end of the Vietnam War, presidents have worried that their military actions would lose support once the public glimpsed the remains of US soldiers arriving at air bases in flag-draped coffins,” wrote the Post’s White House reporter Dana Milbank. “To this problem, the Bush administration has found a simple solution: It has ended the public dissemination of such images by banning news coverage and photography of dead soldiers’ homecomings on all military bases.”

Federal judge seals records alleging FBI's involvement in international spy business (tags)

A judge in federal court in Sacramento, Calif., has issued an order sealing previously public court documents in a sensational case that involves a former FBI agent who claims he worked as an international spy for the Bureau.

The regimes selective view of freedom. (tags)

Last month, prominent clerics and academics issued a statement warning against calls for equality and increased rights for women, saying such efforts aim to make Muslim women more like "infidel" Western women.

A Call for Recall Reform Now! (tags)

Today the California recall reform site www.helpcalifornia.info was launched.

SEIU is Getting even with a Senator (tags)

The state should investigate Tony Corcoran's claim that his union employer SEIU punished him for pension reforms 10/10/03

Study: FOX News Actually Makes You Stupid (tags)

PIPA report examines media complicity in the American public's misperceptions about the war on Iraq.

California Recall Reflections (tags)

One activist's reflections on the California recall, how I voted and wish others did. Also, a missed opportunity which none of the candidates decided to take

Greenpeace under IRS scrutiny (tags)

Greenpeace is suspected of money laundering.

What's The Truth About Bush? (tags)

Serious questions that haven't been answered yet. And why not.

Crucial That Progressives Recall Gray Davis (tags)

We must send the message to all current and future governors… Behave like Davis and your political career is over. His taking of over a million dollars each from the timber, prison and power industries, and then allowing rampant logging, building more prisons while cutting all other budgets, and only pretending to complain while behind his back allowing energy companies to complete the biggest corporate rip off in California history, means Davis must go.

The U.S. and Israel's Criminal Intent and October 25th. (tags)

But the question is not whether the public can see the criminal behavior of these regimes but rather, where do these regimes go from here?

A CANDIDATE'S WORDS (tags)

A CANDIDATE'S WORDS Schwarzenegger Admired Hitler, Book Proposal Says By ADAM NAGOURNEY and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

We Report, You Get It Wrong (tags)

The more commercial television news you watch, the more wrong you are likely to be about key elements of the Iraq War and its aftermath, according to a major new study released in Washington on Thursday.

Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes (tags)

Republicans and Brits Will Count California's Recall Votes

Press gives Arnold a cakewalk re trashing women publicly (tags)

Arnie's dirty details not repeated in corporate wash.

Long Beach Library Honors Corporate Pirates (tags)

Long Beach honors profiteers for sharing a small part of what they have looted from working people.

The Absurdities Of Water Fluoridation (tags)

It would be totally cost-prohibitive to use pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride (the substance which has been tested) as a fluoridating agent for the public water supply. Water fluoridation is artificially cheap because, unknown to most people, the fluoridating agent is an unpurified hazardous waste product from the phosphate fertilizer industry.

Overtime at Headquarters: Ray McGovern on CIA Manipulation (tags)

"Congress was deceived with the warning that Saddam Hussein would soon possess nuclear weapons. People shouldn't wait until a mushroom cloud provided the proof. In this atmosphere, representatives renounced on their constitutional rights."Trans from German

Media Censorship That Doesn't Speak Its Name (tags)

Reducing journalism to a branch of corporate and government public relations is the hidden agenda of the media deregulators, in Britain and America.

Bush re-elected? NOT! (tags)

The president's approval ratings soared following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In recent weeks, those numbers have dropped to the lowest levels of his presidency, with approval ratings of 49 percent in an NBC News-Wall Street Journal poll out Wednesday night and 50 percent in a CNN-USA Today-Gallup poll released Monday. HA HA HA!!!

Imperialist Excuses for War (tags)

A comparison of the excuses for wars of aggression used by Nazi Germany with those used by the United States.

Time to Act (tags)

People as soldiers too, are actually, for real dying, no longer laughing, for no known reason but to criminally profit the demon bush gang on hopes for the next fixed election cycle, at the further victimization of Humanity suffering today. Falling US all for continuing with bush's embarrassing blunders, silly hijinx, and silently condoned murder rampages

EMERGENCY TOWN HALL MEETING AGAINST IRAQ WAR & OCCUPATION (tags)

STOP THE WAR! NOT ONE MORE DEAD! BRING THE TROOPS HOME NOW!

No On Prop 54 Event (tags)

An upbeat and well-attended public forum to spur grassroots fundraising and organizing against Proposition 54 was held a few hours ago at a church in the Wilshire district. This posting provides access to audio and pictures from the event.

Charities, Libertarianism failed by Human Nature (tags)

Contrary to the Libertarian View, non-profits face the very real prospect of significant, continuing declines in government funding, their second-largest source of revenue. Even worse, a recent study of 238 foundations found that they spent nearly $45 million on trustee fees, mostly to boards of directors, rather than using that money for charity.

BOMBSHELL!" - General Garner is said to be 'livid' - "BOMBSHELL!" (tags)

The story. Jay, with the ORHA, prior to the irrational, unneeded criminal invasion of Iraq to murder untold thousands of God's children for generations with toxic, radio-active depleted uranium, submitted the "official" American war strategy to ALL involved war generals.

Western US Anti-capitalist/Anti-imperialist consulta for the FTAA (tags)

a consulta to facilitate the sharing of resources and to help plug people in to already existing resources from the CO caravan as well as discuss anti-capitalist strategy

Iraqi public opinion (tags)

Iraqis start to act like they better than us, time enforce are views of how they should think on themselves.

Welcome to the Banana Republic (tags)

New $20 Bills to Become Available in October. See photo at web site.

urvey finds that most Americans are pretty damn ignorant (tags)

Self explanatory, and its not ingorance, just plain stupidity through watching too much television.

Collateral Damage (tags)

Let's talk about "Collateral Damage". Where did this term come from? How did collateral damage become the description for civilian deaths in what have been illegal wars perpetrated by America?

Examining the Impact of Globablization on Women Around the World (tags)

In the unprecedented expansion of world markets that began more than two decades ago, women play crucial roles. Some have been called beneficiaries of this globalization; but many more are its losers. NOW sheds light on how globalization has affected women's lives worldwide.

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.

Public health as a public good (tags)

Infectious diseases, though they manifest themselves in individuals, really are a public issue. We are no healthier than the health of our community, which itself has an ever-increasing scope.

Prop 54 Voter Info Forced to Revise and Be More Accurate (tags)

CONNERLY SUFFERS DOUBLE DEFEAT IN COURT TODAY

BTL:Consumer Groups Link Power Outage and Failing Grid to Utility Deregulation (tags)

Interview with Wenonah Hauter, of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Project, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.

Proposition 54 forum at Unitarian Church in Anaheim on 8/30/03 (tags)

Vote "NO" on Proposition 54

Bush pinatas (tags)

for your disobedience/protest/stirr-up action a fun art piece

The Degrradation of Work in Long Beach (tags)

Long Beach tells its employees to act like perky cheerleaders, flirt with sex offenders.

Bush has put the White House Up for Sale! (tags)

So far, donors have given Bush: $ 49,225,000

Another 'Tour de Force' Article from Ann Coulter (tags)

California: The Democrat's Laboratory. The host organism dies.

"Stop GATS!" Against Privatization of Services (tags)

"The `Washington Consensus' from the 80s promised that a neoliberal policy - liberalization and deregulation - would be good for eveyrone. In fact, local structures are destroyed, human lives are annihilated through hunger and poverty.."Trans fr German

BTL:Newly Passed Congressional Legislation Promoting Fossil Fuels and... (tags)

...Nuclear Power a Gift to Big Energy Companies Interview with Lisa Gue, senior energy analyst with Public Citizen, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

The governator (tags)

He is a barely articulate, pumped-up bodybuilder with a cupboard full of skeletons. But could it be that Arnold Schwarzenegger was always destined for a career in politics? And if he becomes governor of California next month, is the White House next?

New book on PR industry ties to Bush regime (tags)

New book by Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber exposes the role that PR companies play in manufacturing consent for US wars. Go out and buy a copy today to help put this title on the bestseller lists.

Taking a Bullet for Bush: The REAL Reason the Terminator Is Running for Governor (tags)

What makes Arnold run? Could it be because the White House asked him to? Afterall, the 'Terminator' makes a great big media bullseye, drawing fire away from the Fuehrer

STOP CAFTA IN HOUSTON OCT 20-24 (tags)

YO BASTA!!!! STOP CAFTA Free Trade Talks are coming to Houston and the resistance needs to begin

It's Not Easy Confronting King Coal (tags)

The CONVERGENCE of environmental, social and economic justice elements in mountaintop removal provided common ground among the forest protection and coal activist communities.

Stealing The Internet (tags)

With Blessings from the FCC and Congress, the High-tech Industry Wants to Privatize the Internet. What Happens When you Have to Pay to Join the Information Revolution?

The Ulterior Motive Behind School Vouchers (tags)

A network of Religious Right groups, Free-Market economists, ultra-Conservative columnists and others "are using vouchers as a vehicle to achieve an ultimate goal of privatizing" the education system.

Librarianship as a Revolutionary Choice (tags)

Speech at the Joint American Library Association/Canadian Library Association Conference
by Naomi Klein June 24 2003

The Breakdown of a Lie (tags)

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Education For The People! All Out For Milwaukee: October 10 – 12, 2003 (tags)

Rise Up! As we move forward with our collective campaign to challenge the right wing in Milwaukee County, we have made a call for a national march on the Bradley Foundation (Oct. 10-12).

Education For The People! All Out For Milwaukee: October 10 – 12, 2003 (tags)

Rise Up! As we move forward with our collective campaign to challenge the right wing in Milwaukee County, we have made a call for a national march on the Bradley Foundation (Oct. 10-12).

Libertarian Free-Marketers (tags)

This is absolutely true--I recently ran across a column by an unabashed Free-Marketer decrying our system on public ROADS as an example of CREEPING SOCIALISM...

Collateral Language (Chomsky Interview, July/August '03 Z mag) (tags)

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The Painful Truth Comes Out (tags)

California Democrats caught plotting against the little guy via hidden microphone. Admissions of involvement in harming the educational system, and instigating a budget crisis.

Money + Media = Mind Manipulation (tags)

During the election of 2000, Katherine Harris, the Florida secretary of state under Jeb Bush, ordered the removal of 90,000 names from the voter roles because they were convicted felons; but not really. These people were Black. The eliminated voters’ race appears on the disqualifying list that was obtained and reported by Greg Palast in The Guardian. The story ran in Europe, South America and Canada. Palast maintains that he published the story within weeks of the election, but it did not appear until seven months after the election in the Washington Post.

The Dishonesty Of the President (tags)

Face it Bush is a lying sack of oderiferous fecal matter deposited by a male bovine. In short he is a lying mass murderer who makes Jeffrey Dahmer look like small time. His lies have killed more people than Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack The Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, ...

Taxes for Revenue Are Obsolete (tags)

Taxes are NOT collected for revenue, but for redistribution of wealth to the wealthy, for the social control of YOU!

God Honest (tags)

When bush told Americans, americans didn't need any proof against Laden, bush really said, cowardly Americans no longer wish to protect Freedom by following the crime scene leads offered by the Justice departments. No Justice for Laden means, no documented arrest of actual criminal perpetrators. (Laden completely by himself was he?) Which incidentally, America's bush and rumsfeld had completely planned SECRETLY to NOT arrest for 9/11 before hand, with the official antichrist's, "invade Afghanistan without any evidence plan".

Petition For Chemtrail Disclosure (tags)

This is serious. Please read and take note. The government may be behind these phenomena, and we need to take note and possible immediate action.

YouthResistance (tags)

The purpose of the Front is to aknowledge that the purpose of the public education system has more to do with the system then it has to do with public education. The purpose of the Front is to organize a student resistance capable of going on strike, of self education, of fighting back. The purpose of the Front is to aknowledge that we're sick of this systematic mass therapy bullshit and to take the school out of the hands of the plutocracy, even if that means abandoning it.

Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax:Behind the Iraq Dossier Hoax: Intelligence Cooked in Israel (tags)

In fact, at least 11 of the 16 pages were lifted, verbatim, from an Israeli journal, Middle East Review of International Affairs, whose sole proprieter is Dr. Barry Rubin, an American-born Israeli citizen. The 11 pages were drawn from two articles, by Ibrahim al-Marashi and Robert Rabil, that appeared in the September 2002 edition of that journal.

Rickover's Statement On Coverup Of US Nuke Industry (tags)

"I feel that former President Jimmy Carter should come forth with all of the facts surrounding the Three Mile Island Accident, especially those which involved the radiation release and the dose to the public. "

Silence = Wealth: (tags)

Deforming Miracles Four years later, after record-breaking approval by the Food and Drug Administration and in the absence of any long-term survival data, it has become clear that protease inhibitors are anything but “miraculous” or “safe.”

A Diplomat's Undiplomatic Truth: They Lied (tags)

They may have finally found the smoking gun that nails the culprit responsible for the Iraq war. Unfortunately, the incriminating evidence wasn't left in one of Saddam Hussein's palaces but rather in Vice President Dick Cheney's office.

Americans Concerned About Media Behemoths, Poll Shows (tags)

Washington — The more Americans learn about federal changes that lift restrictions on companies owning different media outlets in the same city, the less they like it, a new poll suggests.

Scott Ritter Press Conference, Jul 10th - Bush Lies Context (tags)

On July 10th, Scott Ritter held a press tele-conference at Traprock Peace Center, Deerfield, Massachusetts. Ritter addresses recent media coverage of Bush Administration lies and provides further context and perspective on where we're heading. Attached is an mp3 audio file of the event; 1:04:38 runtime.

Trading on fear (tags)

Trading on fear From the start, the invasion of Iraq was seen in the US as a marketing project. Selling 'Brand America' abroad was an abject failure; but at home, it worked. Manufacturers of 4x4s, oil prospectors, the nuclear power industry, politicians keen to roll back civil liberties - all seized the moment to capitalise on the war. PR analysts Sheldon Rampton and John Stauber explain how it worked.

Global Power Elites and the New Wars (tags)

"A representative republic was transformed into a plutocracy. Privatizing public property was a continuous tendency during the whole modern age." The average net worth of the 400 richest Americans rose tenfold by 1999..The Bush administration has martial plans, not a Marshall plan." From the German

BTL:Move to Recall California Gov. Gray Davis Ignores GOP Role in... (tags)

...Energy Companies' Robbing of State's Consumers. Interview with Tyson Slocum, research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

White House lied to sell Iraq war (tags)

The White House finally admitted this week that it played fast and loose with the truth in President Bush’s State of the Union address.

Bush Bit in Ass by Lies (tags)

The Rats are deserting the sinking ship. Fed up with the Bush Junta's deadly lies the insider Bureaucrats are beginning to leak and speak.

KPFK's New Schedual - What do you think? (tags)

I'm archiving this here for future reference and to open up a public area where folks can discuss the changes. Also, don't forget to sign the petition asking KPFK to look at what WBAI does with web streaming (since it's free); KPFK's web streams have become next to useless because too many people are using them and WBAI has a really cool solution KPFK shoudl adopt

9th July 2003 (18-Tir 1382): Iran Stands Up! (tags)

9th July 2003 is an exceptional day in Iran. University students plan on a demonstration and the government bans it. Iranians all over the world demonstrate in front of Iran embassies to support Iranian students.

Latin america: WEEKLY NEWS FROM THE RESISTANCE (tags)

This is an article about resistance in several neighborhoods of many latin american countries: the way they get active in the community and how they are evolving and making difference in their lives in a self-organized way.

VOTE FRAUD AND THE BANKRUPTCY OF THE UNITED STATES (tags)

Michael Rivero Proudly Boasts of having been Banned from Free Republic for his heresy in telling truth unwelcome to Freeper "sensibilities". He is currently Web Master at http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/

Trust Is Important (tags)

Lying, directly or indirectly, is a mortal sin for a public official in a free society. It erodes trust, which is the glue that holds society together. And it is entirely unjustifiable. When I was flacking for politicians, I always told my clients they had two, and only two, choices if asked a question: tell the truth or say "No comment." It was part of my agreement from the get-go that I would give them the best advice I could, but I would never, under any circumstances, lie for them.

ALL WAR ALL THE TIME (tags)

I'll concede that having a permanent war might seem an odd thing to want, but let's put aside the "why" question for the time being, accepting that you wouldn't want it unless you stood to gain something important from it. If, however, for reasons you found adequate, you did want to have a permanent war, what would you need in order to make such a policy viable in a democratic society such as the United States?

Another Media Lab First - Dossiers on the Government (tags)

Annoyed by the prospect of a massive new federal surveillance system, two researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are celebrating the Fourth of July with a new Internet service that will let citizens create dossiers on government officials.

You Can Choose The Constitution or You Can Choose the Flag and the President (tags)

As Americans begin to celebrate the 4th of July it is important in my opinion to discuss what exactly is patriotism.

ACLU: School Vouchers Will Hurt Poor Kids (tags)

The voucher program encourage the violation of students' civil rights because private and religious schools would not have to comply with federal, state or local civil rights laws in order to recieve tax dollars.

'Bring them on' - Bush on Iraqi militants - Hours later more Casualties (tags)

President George W. Bush on Wednesday defiantly challenged militants planning strikes on US forces in Iraq to "bring them on!" even as mounting casualties eroded US public support for the occupation.

Why the 'Captain America crowd' is on the defensive (tags)

It helps prove what some have speculated in the past — that the administration benefits from what psychologists call “projection”. In a stressful time such as this, the public subconsciously projects boldness onto rashness and competence onto foolish behaviour, because to see the leaders' mistakes in the harsh light of reality would spark a mass panic.

Public coming around to Bush's lies (tags)

For the first time since the beginning of the war in Iraq, a solid majority of Americans believe the Bush administration either "stretched the truth" about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction or told outright lies, according to a new opinion survey.

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.

Over 1 Million Sigs to Recall Gov (tags)

On this day, 6/30/03, that Green Party candidate for governor, Pete Camejo, announced his intention to run on the recall ballot for governor, there are 1,074,430 signatures for the Recall, enough to qualify if most are valid.

The ANSWER coalition is not your friend (tags)

Beware ANSWER

A bastard's manifesto: A call for corporate perestroika (tags)

Corporations are really all about colonialism, and the hyperinflation of their power through a top-heavy distribution of wealth must eventually tip over if our species is truly humane and democratic.

Unions Protest Budget Cuts in Education and Health Care (tags)

Last Wednesday hundreds of angry people from SEIU gather in downtown LA to protest proposals made in Sacramento to make deep cuts in public jobs and essential services, including public schools, health care, child care, libraries, child support, community colleges, homecare, social services, courts and public safety.

Pentagon admits Iraq guerrilla war (tags)

Despite the casualties, Mr Rumsfeld said he believed the US public felt the effort was “worthwhile” and that people “recognise the difficulty of the task”.

Let's Play Monopoly! (tags)

FCC Hands Over Keys To Boardwalk, Park Place

Rise of the Apologists (tags)

Apparently the more natural function of public intellectuals, at least most of them, is to explain the ways of power to the uninformed and perhaps unthinking public at large ? or in more cynical terms, to serve as apologists for those in power. In the wake of a certain amount of criticism of the Bush administration over the issues of "weapons of mass destruction" ? a misnomer from the get-go in that it lumps nuclear weapons with chemical and biological weapons that are difficult to use tactically and create less actual mass destruction than some artillery barrages ? Bush apologists are coming out of the woodwork.

Social War in France (tags)

"The radicalisation of the strikes, the images of violence like those seen on Tuesday evening in Paris could disturb consumers' peace of mind"

AMonomaniac with a Bad idea-Bush against the Economy (tags)

Bush and the economy

BUILDING INDEPENDENT MEDIA 2 (tags)

A Call to Converge on October 10-11, 2003 In Burlington, Vermont

Solving The Enigma Of Media Manipulation (tags)

Most journalists have never told the truth about politics; they only are allowed to say what their bosses let them say. And almost always, if the newspaper or TV station is a big one, their bosses won't let them tell the truth about practically anything.

Civil Liberties and the Real World (tags)

Perhaps in their haste to champion individual freedoms (regardless of consequence), libertarians have forgotten that the Constitution begins; "We the people..."

July 3, National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)

On July 3, cities across the country will hold independant Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act.

Happy New Year: MTA VOTES FARE INCREASES FOR 2004. (tags)

Los Angeles County's transit board voted 9-4 on May 22 to raise the cost of monthly bus and rail transit passes and fares. The hikes,will take effect Jan. 1, are expected to provide about $40 million in additional revenues .

USUK told to clean up their DU (tags)

The Nuclear Policy Research Institute (NPRI) today (May 29, 2003) called on the United States and Great Britain, as the occupying powers in Iraq, to fulfill their obligations to the public health and safety of the Iraqi people.

Clear Channel: the Media Mammoth that Stole the Airwaves (tags)

Clear Channel Communications of San Antonio may not be a household name yet, but in less than six years it has rocketed to a place alongside NBC and Gannett as one of the largest media companies in the United States. The mega-company has gained a reputation for its ugly hardball tactics. Clear Channel has played a leading role in destroying media diversity in the United States. And yes, it is the same media company that allegedly "blacklisted" certain songs following September 11, including Cat Stevens' Peace Train and John Lennon's Imagine.

Saving Private Lynch- a Hollywood Drama (tags)

Irag War

Stealing Montana (tags)

Vin Suprynowicz told fellow libertarians that the particular words they choose to explain their politics is of the utmost importance. For instance, they should talk not about shutting down public schools, but closing "monopoly government youth propaganda camps."

Dressed Like Dixie Chicks Protesters to Hit Clear Channel the *Poster Child *for FCC Dereg (tags)

On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.

Human Rights Group Criticizes Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan Media (tags)

The Human Rights Watch is concerend that the Venezuelan government is not doing all it should to protect journalists.

Protest Clear Channel as FCC Deregulates (tags)

On Thursday, May 29--just four days before the Federal Communications Commission votes on a proposal to radically deregulate the media--free speech advocates and media consumers will protest at Clear Channel Communications radio stations in seven cities, including Los Angeles, to draw attention to the problems that resulted from the last media deregulation.

FCC Deregulation: Michael Copps Interviewed By Daniel Sheehan (KPFK, May 26) (tags)

FCC's Michael Copps on June 2nd vote; mp3 of interview segment conducted today, on KPFK's "Aware" show; runtime: 40:07; 9.2 megabytes

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..."

Neo-liberalism (by Latuff) (tags)

Copyright-free artwork by Brazilian cartoonist Latuff.

Public Order and Market Laws (tags)

This essay focuses on the erosion of international law in international relations and the undermining of democratic and social standards in the nation states of the First world. The author urges reflection on the ideas and values of civil society as weapons..

The best agent for change is... Civility? (tags)

Lewis Feldstein, president of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, cited the environmental movement, women's rights, civil rights and the drive to improve libraries and health systems as examples of private giving in the public good.

Son Of Patriot Act Goes From Bad To Worse (tags)

"...reduce or eliminate judicial oversight over surveillance, authorize secret arrests, create a DNA database based on unchecked executive `suspicion,' create new death penalties, and even seek to take American citizenship away from persons who belong to or support disfavored political groups."

Bus Riders Oppose MTA Fare Increase (5/22/03) (tags)

Overflow crowd of bus riders, led by the Bus Riders Union, plus labor activists and other mass transit activists testifies against MTA fare increase, but MTA passes the increase anyway by one vote.

Libraries are good (tags)

Every libertarian diehard who decries the government's involvement in anything beyond military defense is an avid user of public streets and highways--and thankful for their existence. The same can be said for national parks and libraries.

U.S. Government of the rich, by the rich, and for the rich (tags)

How has the secretive U.S.-based IMF/World Bank economically enslaved poor countries?

Sen Byrd: Gulf War illegal (tags)

"There is ample evidence that the horrific events of Sept. 11 have been carefully manipulated to switch public focus from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, who masterminded the Sept. 11th attacks, to Saddam Hussein who did not.

911 Families, Investigators Demand Truth About Air Security (tags)

Senator Robert Graham (D-FL), head of the Senate Intelligence Committee's investigation into the incident is calling the Bush administration's refusal to release the report of the Congressional joint inquiry to the Commission a "cover-up".

Ten things i hate about this administration (tags)

You all may add to the list if you wish.

"America's favorite conspiracy theory: the moral argument" (tags)

It's later in the article when Kinsley gets into the conspiracies: "Why did Bush want this war? His ostensible reasons were unconvincing. Whatever we may find now in the rubble of Baghdad, he never offered any good evidence of a close link between Iraq and al-Qaeda or of weapons of mass destruction that could threaten the U.S.

Franks War CrimesTrial, Belgium (tags)

On Wednesday, a human rights lawyer filed a case with the federal prosecutors whose purpose is to arraign Thomas Franks, the commander of the American troops in Iraq, for crimes against humanity. This may be the only judicial means, anywhere on earth, of holding the US government to account for its actions.

'Pre-Emptive' Arrests Of Citizens Planning Public Protest (tags)

5-19-3 Mitchel Cohen & Brian Tokar, writing from the BioDevastation Conference against Genetic Engineering in St. Louis, home of Monsanto:

davemans misuse of government property (tags)

While daveman should be hard at work protecting the 20th Fighter Wing, he is hard at work gossiping on the message boards here at Indymedia.

Survey: Israel yet to grasp concept of democracy (tags)

The general conclusion of the survey, which is dubbed the "Israeli Democracy Survey" and will be conducted every year, is that Israel is basically a democracy in form more than in substance, and that it has yet to internalize fully the concept of democracy.

Impeached Crook needs Job (tags)

Spread this around.

July 3, National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)

On July 3, cities around the country will hold National Public Hearings to Repeal the Patriot Act.

civic park proposals (tags)

An exhibition of proposals for a civic park in downtown L.A.

They're Corrupt Cause You Don't Vote! (tags)

In all the years I've been working political campaigns in Canada and the United States I can't tell you how many times I've heard the expression "Why should I vote, they're all corrupt". When I hear that statement and I must've heard it a million times (there, I said how many times), it always reminds me of the chicken and egg theory and which came first. Did politicians become corrupt because you elected them or did they become corrupt because you didn't?

Republican-Libertarians target moderates in bid for supremacy (tags)

Club for Growth leaders, a pantheon of conservative economic thinkers and tax-cut advocates, are "trying to be a conscience for the party," says Stephen Moore, president and co-founder. But the club's rising power and foray into ethical and moral debates have raised alarms.

Whose Disaster? OUR Disaster! (tags)

Operation Topoff - to take place in Seattle and Chicago, Mon, May 12, is designed to test the readiness of our emergency systems to meet a terrorist attack - and possibly to test the docility and credulity of the populace.

Washington DC Housing Authority Threatens Arrest of Dissenting Residents (tags)

DC Housing Authority Locks-Out Public Housing Residents from Community Meeting - Threatens to arrest residents who expressed dissent at the meeting - Removes all residents under age 18

Our fearless f--kin' leader... (tags)

GW is a one man weapon of mass destruction.

Stop the FCC (tags)

Most Americans know nothing about the upcoming FCC decision on media ownership rules. Mainstream media is not covering this issue. This month we are going to try to help raise awareness of this issue.

Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)

May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)

Carving Up the Homeland Security Pie (tags)

Only to the most naive did the Department of Homeland Security sound promising. To seasoned observers of government, the idea of a new $40 billion DC bureaucracy means only one thing: billions for those who somehow manage to get their hands on the cash.

Comments to the FCC (tags)

Comments to the Federal Communications Commissioner Ownership Hearing - University of Southern California 4-28-03

stop the dirty air war at home, 300 Sept 11s is enough (tags)

Public pressure needed to stop energy companies from killing thousands more people.

Green Ejected For Collecting Signatures; Suburbs May Be Hazardous To Your Health (tags)

Green news and opion updated daily

War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)

Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."

FCC activist info (tags)

Written for the event in February, the spirit of the info still is valid.

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'.

Stop the FCC (tags)

If you believe that we need a free and independent media in the United States, we need you to send an email to Congress right now telling them so. Go to www.mediareform.net now, or stay here and let us explain.

Countdown to Recall Gray Davis (tags)

The Countdown to Recall Gray Davis has begun as 6% or 55,357 out of 898,157 petitions have been completed and the desired deadline is the 4th of July while the legal deadline is Sept 2, the day after Labor Day.

Change the Game PSA Filming in LA SATURDAY APR 19th (tags)

Change the Game invites LA organizers to PSA filming SATURDAY APRIL 19th... Change the Game is the vehicle through which today’s youth will foster change in response to the social injustices that plague our global community. Utilizing a network of inter-activists, this organization will execute cutting edge actions and create a guerilla media campaign that will generate awareness by targeting all media outlets. Change the Game’s mission is to affect public opinion and to redefine activism as cool, current, and essential to the lives of today's youth.

Troops secure the black gold (tags)

WHAT IS the difference between most government buildings in Baghdad and the Ministry of Oil? All but the Oil Ministry have been looted, burned or destroyed in the past weeks.

U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)

While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers

Hawaii to Dump "No Child Left Behind" (tags)

From the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, the State of Hawaii says that Bush's No Child Left Behind is hurting education! (This article was posted at Chicago Indymedia in the interest of local views concerning the law.)

ACTION ALERT: Stop the RAVE Act! (tags)

Late on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, a Senate and House Conference Committee, without a hearing, public notice or a debate in Congress, attached the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act (formerly known as the RAVE Act) to the Amber Alert Bill (a child abduction bill). This is "backdoor" policy-making at its worst and in no way upholds the democratic principles rooted in our legislative process.

May 3rd - Global Art Action For Peace (tags)

The Works on Shirts Project invites you to take part in "WEARNICA", an international exhibition of artistic reactions to the war in Iraq and continuing conflicts throught the world.

Colorado to implement School Vouchers (tags)

DENVER – Colorado will soon become the first state to initiate public-school vouchers since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared such programs constitutional.

Bush andBlair in Belfast : Interviews Available (tags)

"Individuals have international duties which transcend the national obligations of obedience. Therefore [individuals] have the duty to violate domestic laws to prevent crimes against peace and humanity from occurring." (NurembergTribunal)

The democracy we bomb to you (tags)

We invade in your countries to rescue you. We enslave you to liberate you. We kill you to give you life. We bring you american democracy to plunder your nations:

I Call It Brainwashing (tags)

Why does the call for peace stir up such hatred?

RESIST DESPAIR: Paul Street (tags)

War has begun. Do mourn. DO ORGANIZE.

FREE SPEECH (tags)

LIMITS ON THE FIRST AMENDMENT

Anti-Propaganda Stickers Released (tags)

Fight Marketing with Marketing with Anti-Bush Anti-Propaganda Stickers

Arabs Sneer At US 'Iraqi Freedom' Label For War (tags)

Commentators in the region say the name Operation Iraqi Freedom, apparently meant to win over public opinion, has backfired to become grist for sarcasm and scorn as word of the wounded and the dead flows from Arab television channels.

PERLE OVER BARREL (tags)

MORE CONFLICTS OF INTEREST COME TO LIGHT AMONG DEFENSE POLICY BOARD MEMBERS. A forthcoming report from the Center for Public Integrity, points out that board member and former CIA chief James Woolsey, is a senior executive at consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., which received $688 million in Pentagon contracts in 2002.

How the Reformists attempt to liquidate the anti-war movement (tags)

Recent New York Times article outlines a well-organized, massive and concerted effort by the reformist wing of the antiwar movement to derail the antiwar movement and turn activists into election fodder for the Democratic Party.

How Americans are feeling about thiis war (tags)

Here's what the man in the street is thinking.

The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)

It's very easy after all hard work has been done for those that have without any democracy involved to take the reins of the peace movement and steer it nose first into the ground.

Columbia U Protest Debates and Flag-Waving Jingoists (tags)

A couple of nights ago, the President again emphatically restated his deep caring for the Iraqi people by angrily chiding them with, “You WILL be liberated.”

The Peace Movement is Being Hijacked by the Liberals? (tags)

In today's New York Times Kate Zernike and Dean E. Murphy in their article are claiming that the "most influential antiwar coalitions have shifted away from large-scale disruptive tactics"

Need witnesses (tags)

HELP! HELP! I was arrested at anti-war rally being charged with Obstructing a Police Officer (alternate felony/misdemeanor)...I need Witnesses

WEARNICA - An International Day of Artistic Reactions to War (tags)

On May 3rd, in response to the U.N. cover-up of Picasso's famous anti-war mural, "Guernica", The Works on Shirts Project is staging "Wearnica" an international exhibition of artistic reactions to war created on the backs o white dress shirts to help "uncover" the realities of war in our time.

YellowTimes.org shut down again for showing POW pictures (tags)

The well known alternative publication YellowTimes.org was censored by its hosting company for showing pictures of U.S. POWs and civilian Iraqi casualties in Iraq.

MORON MAJORITY (tags)

Now it's official: most Americans are idiots.

Questions, Questions (tags)

Why do we say that Saddam tortures people when the U.S. has now condoned torture of even the children of suspected terrorists?   Why does the Bush administration say they are liberating the Iraqi people, when even on the streets of Baghdad a person can buy guns, ammo...drive without a license, etc?

Militarism in our schools - today on Radio IMC-LA (tags)

If you're not in the streets from 4-6pm today, listen in to find out how the military undermines education in our public schools.

new direct action (tags)

there is a really new and strong idea of direct action spreading fast: about occupation of tv and mass media studios - so that we can take our voices to more people.

new direct action idea....... (tags)

there is a really new and strong idea of direct action spreading fast: about occupation of tv and mass media studios - so that we can take our voices to more people.

M20: QUEERS ZAP HALLIBURTON (tags)

+++CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS CALLING ALL QUEERS+++

Invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for invasion of Iran. (tags)

The ultimate purpose for the invasion of Iraq is not Iraq or Iraq's oil. There is ample evidence, from sources available to the public, to indicate that Iraq is not the real goal. Like Afghanistan, Iraq is being taken in preparation for the invasion of Iran.

Craig Rosenbaugh on the Anti-War Struggle (tags)

An excellent analysis of why the peace movements fail to stop war and a call for radical direct action.

About the "Kill a cop for the cause!" Redding Murder Case (tags)

Since those despotic rulers over at sf imc won't allow anything on this issue to stay up on the forum for more than 15 minutes, I thought we might like to keep track of this murder case over here in LA.

Global Economic Boycott of all U.S. Brands, Imports and Exports. (tags)

If George Bush launches this illegal war against the people of Iraq the Global Peace Movement must impose a global economic boycott of all U.S. brand name products

Weapons of Mass Deception (tags)

In the year and a half since September 11 the Bush administration has been waging an aggressive military campaign against real and perceived enemies, coupled with a public relations campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of the world. In Afghanistan, at least, the military campaign has shown some success. The public relations campaign, however, has been an embarrassing failure.

Afghanistan and Iraq - preparation for invasion of Iran (tags)

The invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq are preparation for the invasion of Iran. The goal is control of the most profitable export route for transport of Caspian oil to the fastest growing and soon to become the most profitable oil market, East Asia

Going Off to War Supplied With Lies (tags)

Doubt everything. Trust nothing. Believe nothing. Governments and the media messengers are lying now and were lying then, as witness this small sampling of the lies by omission and commission told by the American government through the press over the last 65 years.

Revolution of Consciousness on Long Beach City Council (tags)

In a few short weeks, the anti-war members of the Long Beach City Council have begun to speak out, while the pro-war members have fallen silent.

Screen Actors Guild warns of new McCarthyism (tags)

Hollywood Actors Raise McCarthyism Specter on Iraq Tue Mar 4, 2003 LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood actors, facing a vitriolic backlash for their opposition to a war against Iraq, have raised the specter of Cold War McCarthyism in an appeal to avoid returning to one of the movie industry's darkest hours.

Hitler Said It Best (tags)

If we hold any hopes for a return to the America of our Founding Fathers, and to accurate interpretations of the US Constitution, we must act now, each of us teaching and leading as Elders, as in The Giver, and take back our educational decision-making roles

Thank You for Writing, Now Go Away (tags)

Thank You for Writing, Now Go Away by Tom Turner

Bush's Arab and Muslim Propaganda Chief Quits (tags)

Bush's Arab and Muslim Propaganda Chief Quits CNN.com Monday 3 March 2003 U.S. official: 'She didn't do anything that worked'

SUPPORT FARMWORKERS - CALL IN TODAY (tags)

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The Privatization of the World (tags)

"State tax receipts rapidly decline through the globalization of capital. Heavily indebted states, provinces and communes have become economic crisis factors instead of being active as masters of crisis. They sell off cheaply the state table silver."

Pacifica Foundation gets chance to change bylaws (tags)

Pacifica radio enthusiasts have one final week to debate and discuss proposed new Bylaws for the free speach radio network.

US public turns to Europe for news (tags)

Americans tired of of BS

EU/WTO want to privatize Everything! (tags)

Now that we're totally distracted by the "War", the corporate dictators (EU & WTO) want to dismantle and privatize the US Postal Service, our schools, our water supplies, public power and anything else they can get away with!

Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 ("Patriot II") (tags)

recently a document was leaked from the justice department. They say it is a "draft". Here is a summary of the Patriot II

Are You Scared Stupid? Do Tell (tags)

Shuck your shoes and socks at the airport as your luggage is blithely loaded onto the plane without a scan. Wait in line for the cursory backpack and bag search before entering a public building. We endure the inconveniences forced upon us in the name of national security by chanting the mantra "It's okay if it keeps us safe."

The war and premeditated genocide: What is at stake? (tags)

The great confrontation has been joined. We are living history. I believe we will win. Not from visionary faith, but from the conviction that what we are fighting for represents the best of humankind.

Toronto Star Column Hints at a Staged 9/11 as Pretext for War! (tags)

Roll over Chomsky, Corn and Albert! This one's dedicated to those self-proclaimed "anti-conspiratorialists" who won't even hear of the possibility and the REALITY of government/corporate/military conspiracies. Hats off to Landsberg for breaking the code of silence in the official press! Her subtle allusions to the events of 9/11 are to be commended.

Lamb's Blood Alert: Ridge And Martinez Unveil New Public Private Partnerships (tags)

This is a late breaking story. Feel free to post updates at http://www.slaughterhouseofideas.com

Notes on the proceedings (tags)

Come prepared. How to give input during this organized forum.

FCC at USC forum invitation (tags)

Below is the FCC forum and invitation.

Activist Backgrounder to Tuesday's FCC event (tags)

Taken from answers to a several questions asked by IA-IMC to this San Francisco Media Activist. A backgrounder to the event and what activist are doing and can do.

Tape shows bin Laden OPPOSES Hussein (tags)

"If bin Laden is effectively calling on Muslim Iraqis to overthrow Saddam ... how then can the U.S. administration use this message to prove Saddam and al-Qaeda are linked?" -- Snip from article

FCC forum in LA threatened with cancellation (tags)

My favorite line is that FCC Chair Powell doesn't think public forums are needed because citizens can file statements with the FCC. That's right - those personal visits to the FCC from corporate lobbyists are no more influential than letters from you and me.

LEONARD WEINGLASS IN LA ON THE CUBAN FIVE - FEB. 12! (tags)

Information regarding an upcoming Public Meeting about the case of the Cuban Five political prisoners -- featuring Leonard Weinglass.

Federal Judge Proves High Alert Is Strictly Political (tags)

Federal Judge Barbara S. Jones has proven herself to be an anti-democratic and constitutionally bankrupt lawyer as well showing her politics in the glaring light of public opinion by ruling against a peace march in New York City scheduled for Saturday the 15th February. Jones's ruling proves beyond a shadow of doubt that the high alert the White House put up last week is strictly political.

100,000 Body Bags and 6,000 Coffins Sent To Italy (tags)

UP to 100,000 body bags and 6,000 coffins have been secretly delivered to a US base in Italy, a Catholic archbishop claimed yesterday. Archbishop Renato Martino, president of the Pope's Council of Peace and Justice, said the consignment had arrived at the Sigonella base near Catania on the island of Sicily 10 days ago.

FCC Forum Feb 18 at USC! (tags)

It's open to the public, but it's not clear whether public testimony will be taken. Perhaps there are other ways of making our voices heard before the FCC commissioners at USC....

Bush JUNTA Proposes new Assault on Freedom (tags)

The Bush Junta is preparing a new assault on freedom. A new draft of legislation even more draconian and invasive than the “Homeland Security” Bill is circulating in draft form. A copy was leaked to the Center for Public Integrity.

AMERICA WILL USE SHUTTLE ACCIDENT TO WHIP UP WAR NATIONALISM (tags)

Watch for the Shuttle accident to be cynically manipulated to whip up a phony "national unity" in the service of America's genocidial war against Iraq.

The State Sabotages Social Change Initiatives: History (tags)

Since COINTELPRO was used mainly against the progressive movements of the 1960s, its impact can be grasped only in the context of the momentous social upheaval which shook the country during those years. All across the United States, Black communities came alive with renewed political struggle. Most major cities experienced sustained, disciplined Black protest and massive ghetto uprisings. Black activists galvanized multi-racial rebellion among GIs, welfare mothers, students, and prisoners.

Only the Public Can Stop The White House Warriors (tags)

It appears that the only force that can derail the war machine at this point is American public opinion. The administration will back down only if it fears that by pursuing this conflict it will lose the White House in 2004.

Bush's state of the union speech-The die is cast (tags)

War Speech

No counsel? No bail? no questions? (tags)

This is about a couple thrown in jail without anyone to defend them. This is about the United States of America and the war on drugs. This is about a war on their people.

Amy Goodman, Sen. Hart, CIA guys to speak to FEMA homeland Sec. group (tags)

Amy Goodman, Sen. Hart, CIA guys to speak to FEMA homeland Sec. group

Analysis of ANSWER and NION (tags)

Written by Michael Albert of Z Magazine and Stephen R Shalom

New White House document "Apparatus of Lies" - prejudice instead of proof (tags)

The White House yesterday published its latest witch's brew of half-truths, distortions, and irrelevant facts calculated to win public support for its impending invasion of Iraq.

Ben Bagdikian on the media monopoly (tags)

A talk by Ben Bagdikian, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of Media Monopoly, recorded live at Throop Memorial Church in Pasadena on Nov 15, 2002 (Part 1 of 3 / 15 mins)

West HOllywood passes Anti-War Resolution (tags)

Anti-War Resolution Passes West Hollywood City Council

Building Bridges Radio: U.S. Labor Against the War (tags)

Building Bridges presents an interview with two key organizers of the recently held meeting founding US Labor Against the War TO LISTEN TO THIS 27 MINUTES RADIO PROGRAM CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Smallpox threat and your evaporating rights as a sheepizen of the U.S. (tags)

My title above, not the author of the Truthout editorial below..... Creep toward fascism (or run?). Vaccinations in the context of civil liberties. The ultimate rebuttal to proponents of Small Pox: "While these doctors state that smallpox vaccinations are dangerous, they are also clear that the threat of bio-attacks is slim and that even if there is bio-attack, it can be readily contained and mass vaccinations thus are not justified."

Part 2. No Bomb? Your Screwed. Gotta Bomb? We're Cool. (tags)

It's been an amazing week and a half of watching the Bush administration's own foreign-policy bite Bush in the ass so hard you could see him wince every time the showed his miserable face in public this week.

Holiday Homelessness Hype (tags)

Gotham’s mendacious homelessness industry is back in force. Mayor Bloomberg needs to set the advocates straight. 3 December 2002

PRESS RELEASE: LBPD trying to shut down REACH Center; Command Post for Cop Watch. (tags)

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Absurd Responses vs. Earnest Politics; Global Justice vs. Anti-War Movements; Guerilla The (tags)

The Bush Administration is drawing the United States and the world ever closer to a state of permanent military engagement, So what do we do?” the front of the card asked. The back explained: “Throw a party!!! Activism doesn’t have to mean droning speeches, dull chants, and tired slogans. To sustain the growing movement over the long haul, we need humor, theater, music, flamboyance, irony, and fun.”

Eyewitness to Occupied Palestine: Adam Shapiro and Huwaida Arraf (tags)

Free and open to the public: Discussion on Israeli occupation, and about leading non-violent protests to end occupation

Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.

Spawn of Frankenstein (tags)

Welcome to the 21st century, where man remakes God in his own image. Herr Frankenstein would be pleased.

INS Detainees: Interview of Council on American Islamic Relations (tags)

Interview of reps of Muslim Public Affairs Council and Council on American Islamic Relations on Muslims Detained in Southern California; mp3 file, 64 kbps, 8.31 megs, 18:16 runtime.

Green Resolution Concerning Trent Lott (tags)

Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02

GPRC WebMaster (tags)

Resolution of the Green Party County Council for Riverside County, California Concerning the recent comments of Trent Lott 12/21/02

Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! Deadline Jan 2, 2003! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 600 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action! It is your right as an American Citizen to file comments with the FCC to curb media concentration.

Muslim Public Affairs Council Conference Report (tags)

A very incomplete report about an interesting conference that took place today.

Newhall Land's policies raise questions for stricter enforcement (tags)

From the LA Times Monday Dec.16th, 2002

Join The Exploding Electronic Action To Break Up Media Ownership! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 400 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.

Counter-Realism (tags)

Social conflicts are always conflicts around terms and definitional power..Whoever has definitional power over what is reality and what is realpolitik dominates ideological semantics. Translated from the German

Towards Abolition of the Death Penalty (tags)

Professor Michael Radelet from the University of Colorado-Boulder presented the keynote address at the IADP event. Professor Radelet is co author of In Spite of Innocence and has been a consultant to the Illinois Governor's Commission on Death Penalty Moratorium, among many other contributions to the movement to abolish the death penalty.

BTL:Canadian-based Coalition Will Send Citizen Inspectors to... (tags)

...Examine U.S.Weapons of Mass Destruction This Winter. Interview with David Langille, director public affairs at the Centre for Social Justice in Toronto, Between The Lines' Scott Harris

Retaliation Against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)

Citizen Whistleblowers in San Bernardino County are being subjected to retaliation in the form of false arrests and criminal charges, code enforcement inspections, visits from animal control, verbal and physical threats and even death.

Join the exploding electronic action to break up Media Ownership! (tags)

Since December 5th, 2002 over 300 comments have been posted to the FCC Public Record, you should be part of this exploding electronic action.

Johnny is Mainstream! Johnny is Mainstream! Johnny is Mainstream! (tags)

..bush, the unelected American cop killer, has still to be questioned by american corporate dictates, why, General Ahmad, is not a wanted man by American Patriot flag waving standards being coporatized as not worthy thinking as.

Marketing the Empire - Bush's Bloody Glove (tags)

If the majority of the U.S. population buys the story that the Bush regime has secret, but credible evidence of Iraq weapons of mass destruction, and that such questionable evidence gives just cause for a military invasion of Iraq without international sanction, then the mass marketing of empire and murder will be complete. Kafka would be pleased

Dow Chemical's lack of responsibility in Bhopal the Press Release issued by the company (tags)

Dow Chemical's excuse for not being able to acknowledge their reprehensive actions in Bhopal. In short, the company fears creating precedence for other major companies and their refusal to jeopardize their stockholders.

Momentum Gained to Break Up Media Concentration! (tags)

Federal Communications Commission Chief Commissioner Michael Powell calls for new hearings after an unprecedented number of submissions from media makers and consumers to the FCC public record.

The CIA and Drugs (tags)

The CIA's relationship with drugs and the reasons for it.

BTL:Money Continues to Buy Elections While Activists Fight for... (tags)

...Public Financing at State Level. Interview with Nick Nyhart, of Public Campaign conducted by Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus.

Strike Back Against Media Concentration and the FCC! (tags)

TIME SENSITIVE! Announcement of how to enter comments into FCC public record for current review of Media Ownership Rules.

French workers mobilize against privatisation (tags)

Workers against privatisation

Extreme Retaliation against Citizen Whistleblowers (tags)

We are ordinary citizens whose lives have become swept up into a corruption scandal of historic proportions in San Bernardino County, California. Eighteen public officials and businessmen have been indicted to date by the U. S. Attorney's Office to date, sixteen have pleaded guilty, two criminal cases are pending. We "the citizens" thought we lived in America where we had constitutional rights. We all experienced what we considered to be a violation of our civil rights. We all took proactive steps to legally address our local Government with our concerns and issues.

Strike Back Against Media Concentration! (tags)

TIME SENSITIVE! Announcement of how to enter comments into FCC public record for current review of Media Ownership Rules.

URGENT UPDATE - CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)

The Senate is poised to vote on the creation of the Homeland Security Agency. Language recently added to a House version of the bill - HR 5710 - contains grave threats to civil liberties in this country. It is important to contact your Senator this week to urge them to prevent the inclusion of the these dangerous provisions in the Senate version of the bill, or to vote against it entirely if the language is not amended.

Protest Dachle (tags)

We need a Senate Dem. Leader that will stand up, rather than rollover. Dashcle is letting Bush and co. get away with murder by continuing his lack of leadership against the new right policies. I urge all to call write their senators and ask that they vote dashcle out as min. leader. Look at this latest legislation that dashcle thinks will pass- (that's your opposition- i think it will pass)... Maybe Boxer has a spine.

Plea Bargains: Torture for Confessions? (tags)

Plea Bargains in America render all guilty pleas from that system suspect. An archaic system full of underfunded public defenders, overzealous prosecutors, and a system that trumps up charges for leverage, scaring guilty pleas out of the poor is not fair.

CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)

The Senate is poised to vote on the establishment of the Homeland Security Agency. Many versions of the bill have circulated through congress, all containing different provisions. Because of the rapidly approaching Senate vote, it is important to contact your Senator this week, and urge them to vote for specific provisions of a House version of the bill - HR 5005.EH - that include crucial civil liberties protections. Also, urge them to vote against any provision that would authorize the creation of the “Total Information Awareness System” now funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency.

bus riders union march (tags)

Bus Riders Union March today.

Richard Helms, a case of double identity? (tags)

Richard Helms' biographies list no single verifiable source for his early years. Instead, Helms appeared in public life only when his exact look alike (another famous mystery figure) disappeared from public view.

Pacifica Moves to Save Nation's Oldest Public Radio Archives (tags)

In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.

Pacifica Radio Moves to Save Nation's Oldest Public Radio Archives (tags)

In an effort to save and restore more than 47,000 historic tapes that span half a century of radio programming, the five-station Pacifica Radio network will broadcast a national on-air fundraising benefit on Tuesday, November 19, featuring rare recordings from the endangered archives.

SPFPA America's Union for Security Professionals (tags)

Security Officers Win Major Training Increase to Protect Building Tenants, Public

Canada Hydro defenders get SLAPPED for Accenture. (tags)

This is when globalization hits home for us: The Vancouver, British Colubia branch office of a Canadian law firm, based in the U.K., is threatening "Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation" (SLAPP) on behalf of Accenture which is based in the tax haven of Bermuda, to stop alleged “defamation” by critics of the secret dealing leading up to the probable privatization of the successful Hydro generating and distribution company which has turned considerable profits over to the people’s purse for many years.

Vote to Prevent War? (text) (tags)

Vote to Prevent War? (text)

Muslim Public Affairs Council's Profiles of California Candidates (tags)

MPAC cannot endorse candidates, but it will provide a profile of the candidates running for constitutional offices in the state of California. The profiles include races for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and Superintendent for Public Instruction. MPAC analysts took a close look on the candidates' stands on civil liberties, education, homelessness, and labor:

Weekly Protests Continue in Orange County (tags)

Public protests continued yesterday in Laguna Beach, with concurrent demonstrations against both the Drug War and the impending intensification of US violence against Iraq. Each of the two groups gathered at Main Beach in Laguna, standing along Pacific Coast Highway holding signs and handing out leaflets to passersby. While public response to the anti-war demo was mixed (at best), there was a surprising level of support for the Drug War protesters. Drivers and their passengers were honking, waving and cheering. Folks seemed particularly enthusiastic about one sign which read, “Re-Legalize Marijuana.”

Who do you believe the NY Times or the NY Times? (tags)

WHO DO YOU BELIEVE THE NEW YORK TIMES OR THE NEW YORK TIMES?: AS THE NATION'S PAPER OF RECORD CHANGES ITS STORY ON THIS WEEKEND'S ANTI-WAR PROTESTS, WE LOOK AT HOW THE TIMES AND NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO HAVE MINIMIZED THE PEACE MOVEMENT

Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)

Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.

Water for All: Stopping Privatization in California and Beyond (tags)

Both locally and globally, campaigns to stop water privatization are gaining momentum. In California, there was a big victory against the Cadiz proposal to subsidize a private company to tap native underground Mojave desert water and sell it back to the public.

The Laughing Tailor's Bloc (tags)

Civil disobedience with a twist

Progressive events in Riverside Co. on Oct 19th (tags)

Oct 19th: Green Garden Party hosted by Progressive Candidate, and Hemet Greens to show video. PUBLIC WELCOM!

Oil Sources by Brand Name? (tags)

Is there public information available about which sources are used by oil companies? How about business links?

Analysis of Oct. 7 Bush Speech (tags)

Bush's simplistic arguments deconstructed.

Harmful House Deal on Fire Logging Needs to be Stopped (tags)

An agreement has been reached between Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) that can best be described as a chainsaw massacre.

New booklet published: Fighting For Our Lives (tags)

Just completed: A glossy, accessible booklet about anarchism, designed for non-anarchists, called Fighting For Our Lives. In simple (but not condescending) language, it explains what is anarchist in everyday life, and how those spheres of cooperation can be expanded. It addresses common questions that often deter people from exploring anarchist ideas and approaches. We have 250,000 copies that we want to give away.

Thousands rally in capital against war and greed (tags)

WASHINGTON – For four days last week, the capital echoed with marching feet and chants of “corporate greed has got to go” and “No war for oil!”

Stop Water Privatization in So Cal: Stop Cadiz Without Delay!!! (tags)

Stop Water Privatization in So Cal/Save the Desert: the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) is going to consider the first part of the approval process for the Cadiz project on Tues, Oct 8, so tell them to save taxpayers' money and "STOP CADIZ WITHOUT DELAY!"

Manufacturing Anti-Semites (posted by Latuff) (tags)

Relevant article on anti-Semitism from Uri Avnery, founder and activist of Israeli peace organization Gush Shalom.

Nuclear Industry Oversight Legislation signed by Gov Davis (tags)

Governor Davis signed SB 2065, nuclear industry oversight legislation, which requires low-level radioactive waste generators to systematically report on the waste they generate, treat, store, transfer and ship for disposal. The bill also mandates that DHS prepare annual analyses of the information for review by legislators and the public.

TONY BLAIR PIMPS FOR AMERICA AND WHAT IT DOES BEST--KILL PEOPLE (tags)

In a world where US citizens need to be continually reassured their country is number one, they can rest assured that for some time to come there will be one area in which their country stands head and shoulders above all others: killing people, "whether with a bullet or with phosgene," with sanctions or nuclear weapons, with the destruction of water treatment facilities or with economic policies -- it doesn't make any difference.

WATER IN COURT : Suez sues a french teacher for libel (tags)

On October 15th & 17th, the 17th Chamber of the Paris County Court will hear a libel suit brought by Lyonnaise des Eaux, against Jean-Philippe Joseph, a schoolteacher in economics and against Radio France, French public radio. Lyonnaise des Eaux is the French subsidiary of SUEZ, the largest private water company in the world.

(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)

an essay on the necessity of direct action

NICKEL AND DIMED at the Mark Taper Forum (tags)

from the LA Culturenet listserve To subscribe from LA Culture Net, send an email to: laculturenet-subscribe@yahoogroups.com

From Pershing Square's Day of Voice (tags)

Ariving late-

Feinstein-Wyden Bill To Sell-Out National Forests (tags)

The final Feinstein-Wyden bill authorizing a massive timber giveaway under the guise of "fuel reduction" in our national forests is in. While lying to her constituents that the proposed bill would only target non-native species for fuel reduction, her final draft allows for millions of acres of timber to be logged. Furthermore, it exempts such projects from environmental review and other requirements specified in the National Environmental Policy Act. By terrorizing the public with overblown fears of wildfire, our county's last public forests are again at risk.

Cattle v. Wildlife in Mojave (tags)

Livestock Off 500K Acres for Fall to Protect Tortoise & Other Wildlife; BLM Under Court Order Despite Drought and Clear Legal Obligation, Problems Remain with BLM Enforcement

Press Release (tags)

Media Advisory: Stopping Anti-Gay Violence in West Hollywood - a panel discussion and public forum

ADL Welcomes New Los Angeles Regional Director (tags)

Amanda Susskind, a prominent Los Angeles attorney with more than two decades of experience as a public and local Jewish community leader, has been named Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Pacific Southwest Regional Office.

The Bush administration charts course towards global catastrophe (tags)

The biggest threat to world peace and our nation’s security emanates not from the caves of Afghanistan, but from the Oval Office in the White House. If anyone thought that Bush’s talk about unending war was hyperbole, they now know they were wrong.

LA IMC TV 9.11 (tags)

The LA IMC TV collective's second show, featuring the documentary short "9.11", will be on public access cable TV on Wednesday, September 11. It will be on AT&T channel 43 at 5:00pm. It will be on Adelphia Channel 77 at 6:30pm.

South Gate: Where City Hall's a Mix of Soap Opera and Bad Joke (tags)

Government: Officials are looking into suspected corruption. Council-watchers enjoy 'the meow lady.'

THE INTERNATIONALE ON KCET SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT! (tags)

THE INTERNATIONALE, AN AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY ABOUT A RADICAL SONG, TO BE SHOWN THIS SUNDAY NIGHT AT MIDNIGHT ON KCET LOS ANGELES PUBLIC TELEVISION!

please sign and distribute (tags)

anti war petition; deadline fast approaching

Suspicions emerge about Afghan bombing cover-up (tags)

Originally published by the People's Weekly World Newspaper, Aug 3, 2002, the story exposes the U.S. cover-up on Afghan civilian casualties.

BECHTEL VS. BOLIVIA - HOW YOU CAN HELP (fwd) (tags)

see below

DNA Awareness Rally Set For Tuesday Aug. 27 (tags)

Rape Survivors, the Wrongly Convicted & Supporters Call to Enforce the Moratorium on DNA Evidence Destruction and Fully Fund DNA Testing. Prompted by outrage that LAPD officials "accidentally destroyed biological evidence in at least 1100 sexual assault cases since 1995" (LA Times, July 30, 2002), rape survivors and others calling for change in DNA preservation and testing will hold a rally outside LAPD’s Parker Center Headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, August 27 at 10 a.m.

Suing Bush Over 9/11: CNN says "Touche!" (tags)

Today CNN presented a story on the press conference by "600 9/11" families who are filing a 1 million dollar lawsuit against "international banks" that "support the terrorists behind 9/11. What a coincidence considering that the 400 9/11 family advocate group just went public on Donohue with their billion dollar lawsuit against the Bush admininstration for their malfeasance over failing to protect U.S. citizens as the attack was occurring (see other IMC post on "Donahue").

Corporate News Reports that 'Contrails are Changing the Climate' (tags)

A short reply to the "contrails changing climate" report on CTV, CBC, and many major U.S. news stations.

"The Internationale" on KCET (tags)

"The Internationale," an award-winning independent documentary about a radical song, will be shown on KCET in L.A. on Sunday night, Sept. 1, at Midnight

Beach Contamination (tags)

Ills In California's Surf Spur Search For Rapid Bacterial Contamination Test

Caterpillar Corporation: Complicit in war crimes in the West Bank and Gaza. (tags)

On June 24, the SUSTAIN Campaign, Free Palestine Alliance, and the Berkeley Students for Justice in Palestine sent a letter to the Caterpillar Corporation calling for a halt of all equipment sales to the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). To date, Caterpillar has not responded. A international campaign to expose Caterpillar's complicity in Israel's war crimes and pressure the Peoria, Illinois based equipment manufacturer to stop all sales to the IDF is now underway.

A SAVAGE ATTACK: MASSACRE IN DISTRICT 13, MEDELLIN (tags)

An account of what happened when units of the Colombian army, the police, DAS and the CTI, supported by helicopters, exploded over the hills of Medellin, killing nine people on May 21st.

The Wall Street Gang (tags)

How many know the truth about the scam called wall street???

Committee to Protect Journalists is a Fraud (tags)

I hope everyone reads this...

Open Letter To Committee to Protect Journalists (tags)

I write to inform you of specific acts and immediate threats against journalists in Venezuela, and to ask you 12 questions, as a journalist, about your organization's previous statements regarding press freedom issues in that country. I hope that your organization will take immediate action to defend these journalists at risk, and that you will offer full and honest answers to the 12 questions.

From the West Coast...to the West Bank (tags)

Tamara Rettino, a Young Jewish-American Woman Shares Stories & Pictures of her Journey to Occupied Palestine.Tamara's first public speaking engagement, will happen just one week after leaving the occupied Palestinian territories. She is the only Jewish activist from the Los Angeles area to join in this year's International Solidarity Movement's Freedom Summer, where she spent six weeks under fire in Ramallah, Gaza and Jenin.

URGENT!!FAST TRACK VOTE TOMORROW!! TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO'!! (tags)

CONGRESS MUST HEAR FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS THAT THIS PROCESS IS OUTRAGEOUS! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN DC: 1-877-611-0063 (AFL-CIO SPONSORED TOLL FREE NUMBER) 1-202-224-3121 (CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD) TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY GIVES BUSH THE RIGHT TO TRADE OUR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AWAY. TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO' ON TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY!!

Peaceful Protest to Decries Bombing as Sharon Answer to Cease-Fire Offer (tags)

LA Jews to Construct "Checkpoint" Outside Israeli Consulate 4:30 PM on Thursday July 25th at 6380 Wilshire Blvd. Less than twenty-four hours after, the Hamas leaders made an unprecedented public call for a cease-fire with Israel, Prime Minister Sharon responded by sending an F-16 fighter plane on a bombing spree in Gaza, killing 15 including 9 children.

Sep - Oct Attacks? (tags)

Will there be a next phase of the war on terrorism?

QUESTIONS TO PONDER WHILE WORLDCOM IS BROKE AND BANKRUPT (tags)

WORLDCOM BROKE AND AT THE BOTTOM STOCK MARKET DOWN AND DUMB WHERE IS OUR VICE PRESIDENT? WHERE IS MITCHELL CROOKS?

THE REGIME PROPOSES CONCENTRATION CAMPS FOR ARAB-AMERICANS (tags)

In a trial balloon by the regime to gauge public reaction, a member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission (!) said in Detroit on Friday he could "foresee" a "scenario" in which "the public" would "demand" internment camps for ArabAmericans if "Arab terrorists" strike "again" in this country.

Get out the Vote (tags)

Vote.com a tool for the establishment or a voice for change?

A July 11th Report from San Salvador Atenco (tags)

The following report was written by a member of the Comite Zapatista de Los Angeles (CZLA) who was in San Salvador Atenco. The piece was originally titled "Insurrection in San Salvador Atenco, Mobolize!" The original spanish version follows the english.

UNION ACCUSES COCA-COLA OF MURDER (tags)

Colombian food industry workers are holding an International Public Hearing into the assassination of 14 of its activists. The union alleges that the Colombian state and the Coca-Cola Corporation are jointly responsible.

Mitchell Crooks anyone? (tags)

Mitchell Crooks must be defended.

Today's Voice :Life in Prison for Stealing 13 Packs of AA Batteries (tags)

The Media tells us what is wrong with the world; Voice4change will tell you what to do about it! Our member organizations are busy organizing, so we want to bring their message to you. Our affiliates are doing great work every day. They need your support…We will be their link to you. Sign on to www.voice4change.org

Casualties of U.S. Bombing (tags)

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan illustrate the recklessness of aerial bombing campaigns. Bombing “errors” and other military mistakes become routine. American public remains passive.

Anarchists should use this opportunity (tags)

There will be lots of public outcry to the police brutality in Inglewood, we can use this as a way to reach out to the public with anarchist ideas.

Latvia: the new apartheid (tags)

Latvia: the new apartheid

Rally at U.S. Capitol to Stop Yucca Mountain (tags)

Environmental Activists Rally at the U.S. Senate to Protest the Shipping of Nuclear Waste to Yucca Mountain Nevada.

Come to long beach city council tommrow: city council talks about anarchists (tags)

Tommrow at 5pm the long beach city council will have a public agenda item entitled " Update on the prosecution of anarchists" We need to pack the chambers and show resistance to this blatant fascism

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.

Pride Month Perspective: TRANS-UNITY 2002 AND OTHER SUCCESSES INSPIRE TR (tags)

In 2001-2002 the Los Angeles Transgender community achieved new visibility and successes, and overcame some adversity, which should inspire us for the year ahead.

BUSH FAMILY--CORNERED RATS (tags)

The Bush family may be more dangerous now than ever.

NEWS RELEASE: Bush Pushed on Hunting in the Mojave National Preserve (tags)

Groups move for better management of hunting within Mojave National Preserve to protect desert tortoise and public safety

A place for a terrorist to hide (tags)

General article on terrorism in our society.

Nader flips lid, Asks for NBA Inquiry (tags)

In a surreal turn, R. Nader asks NBA official to review the recent Laker playoff win?!

Earth First! Activist Arrested After Lockdown (tags)

After being locked into cement barrels for 11 hours, Redge Peterson was arrested in Hamiliton Montana for his protest against the salvage logging scam.

Earth First! Activist Arrested After Lockdown (tags)

After being locked into cement barrels for 11 hours, Redge Peterson was arrested in Hamiliton Montana for his protest against the salvage logging scam.

ISRAEL S STATE TERRORISM (tags)

Director of the Humphrey Institute for Social Research at Ben Gurion University What is the difference between State terrorism and individual terrorist acts?

SHOW: THE FLAG (tags)

Co-sponsored by the Armory Center for the Arts and the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, SHOW: The Flag is a collaborative exhibition of art with a public discussion that focuses on the portrayal and display of the American flag. Included are historical works produced as early as the 1960s, as well as artworks inspired by the September 11 attacks and their aftermath.

A MESSAGE TO INDYMEDIA: TIME TO INTENSIFY THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS STRUGGLE (tags)

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was a martyr for humanity. In the interval between his revolutionary campaigns in the spring of 1965 and his capture and execution in Bolivia in the autumn of 1967, Guevara made one public statement. It was his message "from somewhere in the world" to the Or- ganization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and for the rest of the world. It was made public in Havana, Cuba by the news service Prensa Latina on April 16, 1967. It is presented here in full.

A MESSAGE TO INDYMEDIA: TIME TO INTENSIFY THE INTERNATIONAL CLASS STRUGGLE (tags)

Ernesto 'Che' Guevara was a martyr for humanity. In the interval between his revolutionary campaigns in the spring of 1965 and his capture and execution in Bolivia in the autumn of 1967, Guevara made one public statement. It was his message "from somewhere in the world" to the Or- ganization of Solidarity of the Peoples of Africa, Asia, and Latin America and for the rest of the world. It was made public in Havana, Cuba by the news service Prensa Latina on April 16, 1967. It is presented here in full.

RCMP Corruption Cartoon (tags)

cartoon c 2002 by charles amsellem Mountie Fired For Speaking Out

Palestine. A poem (tags)

Poem writen with verses taken from the Psalms of David. Against the violence and blasphemy of Sharon's policy. With prayer to circulate it

EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://ww (tags)

EVICT BUSH from PUBLIC HOUSING for Daughters Drug Use... Click here... http://www.rogerart.com/protes%20SUPRM%20CT%20EVICT%20BUSHt.htm SUPREME COURT INJUSTICES... PROTEST...

NETSCAPE IS DOING A POLL ON REPARATIONS (tags)

Netscape is doing a public poll on whether descendents of slaves should get reparations. WWW.NETSCAPE.NET

"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.

Gina Record interview- one person's ideas (tags)

Gina Record participates in the Venice Peace March. Another IMC member suggested this interview.

ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues (tags)

ALERT: Congress Calls For Public Participation on Digital Music Issues Submit Comments Opposing Technology Mandates

PHOTOS BY HANS BENNETT: ANGELS OF PUBLIC INTEREST DESCEND UPON FCC! (tags)

On Friday, March 12, the ‘Angels of Public Interest" descended upon the headquarters of the FCC. Head of the FCC, Michael Powell (son of US war criminal Colin Powell) recently approved the existence of even worse corporate media monopolies than ever before. The angels attempted to enter the FCC building to speak to either Michael Powell or a representative. However, the protesters were blocked by baton/stick wielding police officers who made very clear that they would use force to stop them from entering a building that supposedly represents the public good. AmeriKKKa, a democracy? Yeah, Right!

US NAVAL OFFICER WHO WARNED OF 911 GIVEN BAIL; HIS MADE PUBLIC BY JUDGE! (tags)

BREAKING NEWS US NAVAL OFFICER WHO WROTE ADVANCE WARNINGS OF 9-11 ORDERED FREED ON BAIL WHILE LAWYERS NOT PRESENT, JUDGE MAKES PUBLIC THE ADDRESS WHERE “MIKE” VREELAND WILL BE LIVING AND ORDERS CURFEW HOURS – THE SAME ORDER IN 1986 LED TO THE PUBLIC EXECUTION OF INTELLIGENCE OPERATIVE AND DRUG SMUGGLER BARRY SEAL

Corporados Attempt Massive Privatization of U.S. Water Supply (tags)

The water infrastructure bill introduced in the Senate in February 2002 makes federal assistance for water systems conditional on the recipient's consideration of privatization. This language jeopardizes public access to safe and affordable drinking water

Not that's what i call activism (tags)

improving your city, day by day.... just don't tell caltrans.

Finnish authorities are commiting illegal internet monitoring (tags)

"... are commiting illegal internet monitoring ..."

Finnish police moral and ethic (tags)

Article describes in short some of the latest top police crimes taken place at Finland.

Some interesting PLM/Wilson notes from around WWI (tags)

from "Anarchism & the Mexican Revolution: The Political Trials of Ricardo Flores Magon in the United States" by Colin M. MacLachlan

Bush"s budget amendment privatizes Public land (tags)

Permanently privatizes public land

WEF's weak point! (tags)

The World Economic Forum has a weak point!

Changing the World--What will it Take? (tags)

A call for activists to attend a public forum at UCLA on Feb 9th to openly discuss questions regarding radical social change and what it's going to take to get there.

Yucca Mountain OK Means Nuclear Waste Moving Through CA & LA (tags)

Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham approved a long-stalled proposal to store nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. But that's not just bad for Nevada, it's bad for people in almost every state in the union--and California is no exception, according to Public Citizen.

10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 (tags)

10 Worst Corporations Of 2001 Named By Multinational Monitor Magazine

What To Do? Resisting the War! (tags)

Strategies for stopping war!

Michael Moore's New Book CENSORED By Publisher (tags)

As the keynote speaker at NJ Citizen Action's convention, Michael Moore told the audience that his publisher HarperCollins won't be selling/distributing his already-printed new book "Stupid White Men and Other Excuses for the State of the Nation" because the content is politically offensive. Reposted from an American Library Association email discussion list.

DEA plans to ban Hemp FOODS!! Act NOW! (tags)

The Drug Enforcement Agency is turning itself into the Food Prohibition Agency...witout congressional or public authorization. Hemp is just not allowed to compete with petro-chemical-intensive products OR Genetically Engineered soy products, apparently. Corporate toxics, or nothing, in "the land of the free".

Openlaw project (tags)

"By using the Internet, we hope to enable the public interest to speak as loudly as the interests of corporations. "

Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Enron Collapse (tags)

IPA provides comments by Doug Heller, Consumer advocate with the Santa Monica-based Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights; Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research; Tyson Slocum, Research director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program.

Letter on Runaway Production (tags)

In the buildup to a large runaway production rally at the Hollywood Bowl- Sunday December 2nd at 1pm

December 10th Coalition For Human Rights-Public Statement And Call To Action (tags)

In response to the suspicious detainment of 1,000+ arab Americans, a new coalition has formed in NJ to organize for the nationwide day of action on December 10th. We will keep IMC updated on specifics of the action that the coalition plans, although we encourage organizations to organize autonomously as well. Please endorse this. This is the initial release, so very few, even some in the coalition, have not had the chance to fully confirm their endorsement. However, I can tell you members of the ARISE collective and New Brunswick-FNB are also involved. Onward!

Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence (tags)

Excerpts from the Declaration of Independence: Shortly after the last witchhunt era, public schoolchildren were expected to memorize the first 1.5 paragraphs and the major statements of this document. Being long out of school, I have verified that these are direct quotes from the American Declaration of Independence, adopted on the 4th of July, 1776.

Desktop Theatre online vigil <2nd Screenshot> (tags)

At various times, these women were participating: karla ptacek, vicki smith & paolo grippa, helen varley Jamieson, adriene Jenik, Ann Snitow, Connie Samaras, Lisa Brenneis. To participate, each woman logged into the virtual community with a cartoon image of a woman in mourning as their avatar (representative) and wandered through the virtual landscape.

Desktop Theater online vigil <2nd Screenshot> (tags)

This is the second scren shot of an online vigil against war that took place at several virtual communities. In these online communities, people at home chose a character (avatar) and wonder through virtual landscapes interacting with other avatars.

Desktop Theater-Women In Black On-line protest (tags)

The following performance stills were taken from a series of "vigils" performed in the public chat space/application "The Palace" specifically in "Mt. Olympus" and "FireBirdz Forest". We performed it three times on 9/15/01 and then a few more times after that. Some of the women are in New York, and some in New Zealand & Italy. We walked a silent vigil across rooms with people in them.

TRIPS: will the majority prevail? (tags)

NGO Statement on Ministerial Declaration on TRIPS and Public Health. From Act-Up Paris, Consumer Project on Technology, Consumers International, Health GAP Coalition, Médecins sans Fronteires, Oxfam, Tebtebba Foundation, Third World Network

Public power gives San Francisco the juice (Medea Benjamin) (tags)

Nov. 6 presents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. If you want power that is affordable, if you want to move from polluting fossil fuels to clean energy, if you want your energy system controlled by elected officials accountable to the public, vote yes on I and F.

Public Citizen Urges NRC, Congress to Take Hint From FAA (tags)

"Since Sept. 11, the public has been seeking assurances that nuclear power plants will not be the next, and incredibly devastating, targets of terrorist attacks," said Wenonah Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Critical Mass Energy and Environment Program. "Yet astonishingly, even in the midst of a seemingly interminable series of heightened alerts, federal policymakers are acting to enrich the target environment for terrorists by taking steps to build new nuclear plants and extend the lives of old ones."

PUBLIC CITIZEN: 3 Recent FAA Security Regulations Failed to Protect Public (tags)

Public Citizen has issued a report, "Delay, Dilute, and Discard: How the Airline Industry and the FAA Have Stymied Aviation Security Recommendations," which focuses attention on three recent FAA regulations that failed to adequately protect the public. "The FAA has engaged in constant foot-dragging and kowtowing to industry demands, which have seriously jeopardized public safety." Agency Bows to Industry to Water Down Critical Security Improvements; Report Suggests Creation of an Independent Aviation Law Enforcement Agency

Consumers, Passengers, Pilots & Flight Attendants: Federalized Air Security (tags)

Organizations Representing Consumers, Passengers, Pilots and Flight Attendants Urge Congress to Federalize Aviation Security. Groups Call for Standardized Procedures, Trained and Motivated Security Workers.

Edison Bailout Blocked by Federal Court of Appeals (tags)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit this morning temporarily stayed the secret bailout deal signed by Southern California Edison and The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) four weeks ago today. That deal would force ratepayers to pay between $3.3 and $4.9 billion to Edison. The emergency stay allows attorneys for The Utility Reform Network to argue its case against the bailout settlement before the U.S. District Court.

In UK, Majority Want Bombing Pause (tags)

In the ONLY active US ally, a majority now wants a pause in bombing, according to an exclusive poll reported in The Guardian. Support for the war itself is cooling, and 54% now say halt attacks and allow aid convoys into Afghanistan

Kurdistan Region Surviving Attempts by Syrian Military Dictatorship to Destroy I (tags)

Kurds are ineligible for admission to public hospitals in Syria In the 1960's 120,000 Kurds were stripped of citizenship and unable to acquire birthcertificates. The law restricts written materials of all types not only those of, by or about Kurdistan topics.Many Kurds may not marry Syrians although they pay taxes to the same offices, work

Public Relations Debacle After Sen. Hillary Jeered & Booed By Heroes (tags)

Drudge Report, Sunday, October 21, 2001

Public Citizen Reports on the State of Fast Track (tags)

Though the Fast Track Bill narrowly past through the house committee, Public Citizen sees this is a very winnable fight.

The Progressive Los Angeles Network's 21 Point Agenda (Summary Version) (tags)

This 21 Point Agenda provides a list of priority actions that the City of Los Angeles should take to make LA a more just, livable, and democratic place.

Audio Activists ULTRA-RED Performed At PLAN's "The Next Agenda" Conference (tags)

The conference concluded with a mesmerizing bilingual multi-media performance by audio activists Ultra Red, featuring spoken word along with processed audio and video, and dealing with themes of border life, culture and politics, including border crossings, music-making and the day-laborers union.

Feeding U.S. public opinion with WAR! (cartoon by Latuff) (tags)

For more copyright-free politcal related cartoons, click on the link below.

Dam Security Measures Flawed; Public Kept in Dark Over Risk (tags)

Dam Security Measures Flawed; Public Kept in Dark Over Risk Colorado River dams, including Hoover and Glen Canyon are at risk of catastrophic release, either from terrorist attack or from major flooding. Government officials are resisting releasing maps of areas subject to inundation in such an event.

Needed: An Independent Public Broadcasting Service (tags)

The first in a series on public broadcasting. As the U.S. prepares to wage "war" against "terrorism," the American public has never been more in need of alternative views, independent analysis, and an open forum for public discussion.

Bush Rallies Public Support for War Against Terrorism But Critics Warn... (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive Magazine, who assesses the Bush administration's handling of the national crisis and the political climate that has emerged following the terror strikes against the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

Sudanese People In War Fueled By China and It's National Petroleum Corporation (tags)

Read Paul Hays, Learn what Cable News Network Refuses to Even Consider Newsworthy. CNN brings you 1,000 hours about Montesinos, Quackery in Durban and Apologists for a declaration of war on the most important economic engine in the world: namely New York City.

Ralph Nader Rally for Peace and Global Justice Oct. 11th in San Francisco (tags)

Ralph Nader returns to the west coast on Thursday October 11th, with a rally in support of peace and global justice to be held at the Masonic Center in San Francisco.

CSICOP Tracks Misinformation and Hoaxes in the Wake of the Terrorist Attacks (tags)

CSICOP (The Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal) has created a Web page as a source for factual information that debunks much of the claptrap circulating in e-mails, the Internet and elsewhere. Everything from scam charities to Nostradmus and "images of Satan" in the smoke.

Feds Warn Peace Activsts... (tags)

This note of warning was posted to the actionla mail list. Read it if you're going to Saturday's demo.

Falwell blames gays, abortion rights, etc. for terrorism (tags)

An example of some of the ugly rhetoric we might expect from J. Falwell. How come the mainstream press can't find space for some of the reasonable voices I find here on the IMC?

A Media Day In Infamy (tags)

A comment on the media hype and inaccuracies coming from the media.

Your Face Is Not A Bar Code (tags)

Phil Agre criticizes the public use of face recognition, and extends the argument to all forms of active technologically enabled monitoring. These technologies threaten us, because they automatically link our bodies (faces) to databases with our private information, making our personal information available to the companies and individuals that control public and private space (buildings, land, etc.)

Garment Workers Launch Campaign Against Local Sweatshop (tags)

Los Angeles-Nineteen garment workers are joining together to launch a public campaign against Forever 21, a popular retailer of young women's clothing. Picket and press conference Thursday, 9/6. Join the fight against sweatshops.

Building Bridges presents Labor and Public Housing Tenants UNITE (tags)

a 58 minute radio program on the community and labor protest to fight federal forced work requirements in public housing

Continued assault on Pacifica & Journalism (tags)

a look at the continued attempts at destroying widecast free speech corporate america style.

7s01: international day against video surveillance (tags)

Friday 7 Sept 2001: an international day against the video surveillance of public places by the police and private authorities

Dineh (Navajo) youth imprisoned for documenting desecration (tags)

A sacred Sundance arbor on the homesite of a Dineh resistor was bulldozed by Hopi officials Friday with the support of BIA, and Navajo County police. A young Dineh was arrested for attempting to document the desecration of his church. This follows the recent attempt by officials to shut down a Sundance ceremony happening at camp Anna Mae, by setting up roadblocks, cutting off the nearest water source and turning away food, water medicine and doctors

Amy and the Dragon (tags)

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Texas Undocumented Immigrants Face Lawsuit against Hospitals they Receive Limit (tags)

From THe Houston Chronicle by Mark Berger

20.8.:GLOBAL ACTION DAY:Our resistance continues! (tags)

Over 40 activists arrested because of the anti G8 protests are still in jail in Italy. Let`s keep up international pressure to free the prisoners and to remind the public of the torture and murder,because it tents to forget very quikly.

San Diego City Council Puts Beach Drinking Ban on Ballot (tags)

The San Diego City Council on July 23 responded to a public referendum petition to put its controversial ban on drinking on city beaches to a public vote. Opponents of the ban focused on the $180,000 it would cost to add the issue to the March 5, 2002 election. Supporters said that's a drop in the bucket compared to the costs of additional police to patrol the beaches and prevent alcohol-related crime.

Protest at Mexican Consulate to free Mexican EcoActivists (tags)

Protest at Mexican Consulate to free Mexican EcoActivists on Friday July 20

Medea Benjamin on the Energy Crisis: For Public Power! -- SCADA conference, 6-24 (tags)

Medea Benjamin provides a brilliant, succinct critique of California's energy crisis; and makes a clarion call for public power. From the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action (SCADA) conference in Los Angeles on June 24, 2001.

PACIFICA ACTION: Join Rally against Ken Ford (tags)

Tuesday, July 10: Join actions against National Board member Ken Ford

Is Dancing Terrorism?.... the FBI says so.... (tags)

FBI brands Reclaim the Streets as "terrorists" - what the fuck have they been smoking?! In another sign that the growing anti-capitalist, anarchist, anti-car movement is gaining effectiveness, the FBI recently listed Reclaim the Streets amongst the "Threats of Terrorism to the United States."

Energy Independence Day in San Diego - Audio (tags)

This is audio from the second half of the Energy Independence Day Rally in San Diego. The audio clip is 54 minutes.

Monsanto Moves to Control Water Resources--Vandana Shiva (tags)

Since water is as central to food production as seed is, and without water life is not possible,Monsanto is now trying to establish its control over water.

Americans Hate GM Food (tags)

In a poll Conducted by ABC 93% of Americans want food labeled for GM content Only 35% thought it was safe.

Protest Against Energy Profiteer: Yelling, Signs, Masks, Pie in the Face. (tags)

Links to photos of 6/21/01 protest against Enron CEO/ Thief Jeffrey Skilling and for Public Power. San Francisco Public Power Activists Picketed outside and interrupted his speech on the inside with yelling, signs, masks, and a pie in the face.

Simon Wiesenthal Makes Rare Public Statement From His Home In Vienna (tags)

Simon Wiesenthal has made a rare public statement in support of Israel. Simon Wiesenthal, a Nazi death camp survivor, is perhaps the most respected Jewish humanitarian of the post-holocaust era and brought over 1100 Nazi War Criminals to justice before retiring. At age 92, Wiesenthal rarely makes public statements and lives in seclusion at his home in Vienna, Austria under heavy security, reportedly provided by Israel's Mossad Secret Secret Service.

Fees for public lands a medieval concept:Denver Post Editorial (tags)

The very concept of paying fees to use public lands flies in the face of what these wide-open spaces have been and should remain: places that belong to the American people, where everyone has access and where everyone is welcome. The fee program turns that ideal on its head and makes the public's domain a private reserve. More below:

Fees for public lands a medieval concept:Denver Post Editorial (tags)

The very concept of paying fees to use public lands flies in the face of what these wide-open spaces have been and should remain: places that belong to the American people, where everyone has access and where everyone is welcome. The fee program turns that ideal on its head and makes the public's domain a private reserve. More below:

Vancouver Stops Water Privatization Scheme (tags)

Read below.

Shut the LA City Council Down (tags)

Thge corruption of the LA City Council will be on flagrant display Tuesday. Come on down and see how they are throeing your money away in corporate welfare while destroying coastal wetlands.

Shut the LA City Council Down (tags)

Thge corruption of the LA City Council will be on flagrant display Tuesday. Come on down and see how they are throeing your money away in corporate welfare while destroying coastal wetlands.

Flashpoints Radio, June 13, 2001: Why 1000's of Europeans are protesting GWBush (tags)

KPFA Flashpoints Radio June 13, 2001 (link to audio in 'full story') - Why 10,000's of Europeans are gathering in Sweden to protest G.W.Bush. (8 min) - U.S. Congress set to give G.W.Bush fast track authority (10 min) - Lawful abortion providers being intimidated by "pro-life" bombings and arsons. (13 min) - Abducted Cololmian indigenous environmental activist Kimi Pernia Domico still missing (9 min)

Comments to CPUC on electric rate increases (tags)

California Public Utiities Commission is taking public comments on proposed electric rate increases. This letter suggests a cost-shifting approach to address the "crisis."

Public Power Activist, Confronting Dems (tags)

Public Power Activist, Confronting Dems

Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings in Oakland (tags)

While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland. (Republished from SF Indymedia)

Protect SoCal Desert Public Lands from Off-Road Vehicle Abuse (tags)

Important desert field tour and meetings in S. Cal June 15-16.

INVITATION TO NAFTA ENVIRONMENT COMMISSION MEETING IN JUNE 2001 (tags)

Executive Director of the NAFTA Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), Janine Ferretti, invites you to attend the public meetings of the 8th regular session of the Council of the CEC and parallel events on 27-29 June 2001, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico ;)

Photo: Public Power Activists Crash Democratic Party Energy Hearings (tags)

While Bush did his thing in Southern California - Democratic Congressional Representatives did their thing at an "Energy Hearing" in Oakland, CA.

** Opinion: Energy and Environment: Offense Instead of Defense (tags)

This piece makes the case for an offensive strategy on energy issues, instead the environmental movement's current defensive reactive approach.

Californians Get Shocked with Electricity Rate Increase (tags)

The California Public Utilities Commission, in a 3-2 vote, passed a rate hike of up to 47%

Long Beach arrestees -- the need for open communication (tags)

an urgent plea for uncentralized communication before impending LB Mayday pre-trial hearings.

Immigrant Worker Network Issues a MAYDAY!!! (tags)

A demonstration marks May 1 International Workers Day and seeks public support to challenge wholesale violations of immigrant rights.

APC SUMMIT 2001 IN SEATTLE MAY 6-12TH - PROTESTS VS PRIVATIZATION AND BIOTECH (tags)

APC SUMMIT Protests Planned For May 8th

Leone Hankey's Statement on April 21 FTAA Protests at the border (tags)

Leone Hankey's Statement on the April 21 Protests at the San Diego/Tijuana border -- from an April 17 press conference outside the Mexican Consulate in Los Angeles.

Moreno Valley government breaks silence on Meniefield shooting (tags)

It has been nearly a month since the shooting of Dante Meniefield by a Moreno Valley Police Department and the silence by city government was finally broken by Mayor Fleckinger at a city council meeting. But was it too little, too late?

April Fools' Rate Hikes (tags)

The Disneyland Democrats had their state convention in Anaheim, California this April Fools' weekend and still insist on following their PG&E whore, Gov Gray Davis, like the blind fools they are, as he leads their party to sure oblivion into the gubernatorial campaign of 2002

Edison-Fisher v. Public Schools (tags)

The Democrat-Republicans together have declared war on education in California. The latest episode is the strong possibility of an appeal to the State Board of Education of the San Francisco School Board's decision not to renew its contract with Edison Project, the privatization of public schools racket in which the Republican, Donald Fisher, better known as founder of The Gap, has stock.

Public Citizen Condemns Pacifica Hijackers Threats-Joins Defense Of Free Speech (tags)

Pacifica Foundation Hijacker's To Critics: Take Down Your Web Sites or We’ll Sue. Public Citizen To Defend Free-Speech FROM Pacifica Network Board Thieves And Their Station Stooges (Mary Francis Berry, Bessie Wash, David Acosta, John Murdock (of EB&G), David Palmer, Ken Ford, Garland Ganter, Utrice Lied, Clayton Riley...et. al.

Governor Davis Proposes Environmental Destruction as Solution to Energy Crisis (tags)

Latest executive orders by California Governor Davis will suspend environmental regulations so that power plants can be built. Power company investment in Davis' election pays off.

The Facts Are In: Electricity Demand in California Was Lower (tags)

"The fact that demand in California is on par with previous years highlights power producers' attempts to circumvent environmental rules and local input on energy policy,"

CONTACT GOVERNOR DAVIS QUICKLY (tags)

STOP THIS THEFT BY THE ELECTRICITY CARTEL Governor Gray Davis State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814 Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 445-4633 graydavis@governor.ca.gov

Call to action (tags)

its time to get rad. the time is right. I lifted this from the main Indymedia site to bring to LA. Perhaps waiting until January is too late.

Nader Letter to Debate Commission Seeks Apology & More (tags)

Nader sent the following letter to the Co-Chairmen of Commission on Presidential Debates last week, concerning the outrageous way he was treated at the first Presidential debate.

Microradio Hangs by a Thread in the Senate! (tags)

A call to action in the senate.

Bus Riders Union and the MTA (tags)

A short Report from the Saturday Bus Riders Union meeting regarding the MTA strike

No on 38 (tags)

Friday, August 17, 2000. These gentlemen agree that Prop 38 wil divert much-needed public money from public schools. Either that or they like having their picture taken.

Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: First (tags)

Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: First Demand full public funding of political campaigns at federal, state, and local levels.

Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Fourth (tags)

Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Fourth Promote ethics, disclosure and information sharing.

Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Sixth (tags)

Twelve Ways to Democratize the U.S. Political System: Sixth Democratize media access.

States of Surveillance (tags)

A police state cannot exist without surveillance of dissenting political expression. And that surveillance is ultimately as threatening as police violence and legal entanglements.

"War on Truth, The Secret Battle for the American Mind (tags)

an interview with John Stauber". Sentient Times, June 1999

NPR Supports Movement (tags)

The true nature of NPR.

NPR Supports the Movement (tags)

NPR is leading the bipartisan effort to eliminate the disfigured. Protestors jump on bandwagon.

Then why... (tags)

People Skills (tags)

A helpful reminder to the LAPD who are monitoring this site -- "people skills" are allegedly the route for promotion in your army division.

Los Angeles: A Reality Briefing (tags)

This ain't Chicago '68. It's way worse than that.

Why Protest? (tags)

Interview and discussion about why activists protest.

yes, paul, we do know (tags)

strret actions-and strategies (tags)

when the crunch comes, then what? (tags)

SLaM NAB (tags)

Paying to walk in your own backyard (tags)

Who is the ARC and what are they doing to your public land?

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