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Learning to shrink (tags)
An economy that does not grow can nevertheless always change and even improve in the process. It can become more ecological, for example. Last year, for example, CO2 emissions fell by almost six percent - more than at any time since the Second World War.
WIKIpedia is not what we readers Thought nor is it even current about Pacifica or KPFK (tags)
Looking at Pacifica and KPFK pages: Wikipedia so widely used and well thought of is not what the reputation claims nor it’s image intends – There is some information there, but it is edited so strictly by some power-players who claim it as ‘their own’ so possessively …so that many other verifiable & valuable informative writers are excluded and shunted out.
KPFK in MeltDown.NOW. (tags)
KPFK seems to be sliding down....hill...into financial decay...so say the paid-staff-programmers, now, finally admitting what has not been on-air told before. Or changing owners maybe ? Wont know till After it all Fallllls away ?
Donald Trump: Billionaire Con Man, Presidential Aspirant (tags)
America the stupid (tags)
If you use your mansion as a chicken coop, it will soon be good for nothing else. So beware how you use your precious right of free speech.
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.
RENT may not be Controlled in LA City soon...watch out ! (tags)
Rent Control may be diluted and rents increased if CC Parks get's his strange way. He often acts as a dissenter but this time [maybe again] it is AGAINST the Renters of his city of LA. Ex-police chief wants to gouge renters so they pay for landowners' expenses for earthquake prevention, that should already be paid thru yearly Rental Increases every single year, regardless of individual improvements made on apartments. UNIFY and LEARN MORE to not allow this proposal to City Council to gain any momentum. [and see other good article w/info here @ Indy that lists City Council members' contact info to immediately start ACTING IN ALL OUR city residents' behalf. NOW !
The Pussies did not Riot, they wanted publicity instead (tags)
Indymedia being inundated by repeaters (tags)
A few commentators insist on obliterating any article they disagree or dont like by writing many repeated exhortations and insults and more...to insure the article looses it's main points or gets overwhelmed with other-than-that-person's viewpoint. In other words, some commentators attack profusely to blot out anyone but their agreers. Unfairly, Uncivilly. Hoping to Reduce INDEPENDENCE into obedience and agreement only ???
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: self-destructing? or is it again the usual dysfunctioning? (tags)
Recent comments have been heard : that the Pacifica National Board may want to replace current management/ staff without Informing, or Getting Input from the Shareholders who ‘own’ + pay + sustain the station. What details are kept secret, and the usual silence on-air gags all conversation, or any sharing of what is actually happening ? Contrary to claims of ‘open communications’ it is still only a 1-way communication coming from inside KPFK to us out here - and nothing allowed to exit from the hallowed station-office halls to the Paying Public - the one that keeps the station afloat. Why ? What maneuvers could be happening ? When will the Shareholders find out [oh, is it already too late ?] to participate in this upheaval or learn of the intentions to make major personnel changes at KPFK ? huh ?
Obama's Profile in Courage (tags)
Say what you will about President Obama's overall record, his recent endorsement of marriage equality for same-sex couples was an act of real political courage. It's not going to help him politically because the states in which it's going to win him more votes are large, cosmopolitan East and West Coast states he was going to carry anyway, while it's going to cost him votes in the South and so-called "swing states." It also dramatically contrasts him with Mitt Romney, who supports amending the U.S. Constitution to abolish marriage equality for same-sex couples.
FRACKIN' in Baldwin Hills to Earthquake US ? huh? (tags)
The news is coming out in LA too..FRACKING...the drilling into 'shale' with chemical polluted water [wasting water by more than bucketfulls, by more than waterfallfulls] is happening in our own back yard, but where ? not far from our LAX airport - in Baldwin Hills. Scientific evidence is IN - fracking [sounds similar to f--king of the evil not pleasant kind] is correlated to EARTHQUAKES and our San Andreas is complaining loudly that he wants to burst out again, not only to warn us, but destroy parts of us too.
Real Thoughts on Fake Lives (tags)
I wondered about those who intentionally live someone else’s life and headed to the 2012 Celebrity Impersonator Convention and Awards in Las Vegas. I wanted to know how “Sean Connery” and “Johnny Cash” felt about being Sean Connery and Johnny Cash. Could they retain a sense of self while playing 007 or a boy named Sue?
Union-Bashing and Teacher-Bashing In The Wake of the Rigo Ruelas Tragedy (tags)
We don't know anything about Rigo Ruelas' death, except that we lost an excellent teacher. But some anti-union and anti-teacher bloggers are still defending the Times, pretending they know what kind of teacher Rigo was.
The Need for Transcendence in the Postmodern World by Vaclav Havel (tags)
This article was published in The Futurist July-August 1995.
Betrayed trust (tags)
Of duty cops are allowed to park illegally? Damn right! (tags)
Off duty cops allowed to park illegally? From this bomb scare in Time Square it sounds like it!
A Bold Plan Sweeps Away Reagan Ideas (tags)
The old gives way to the new as the snow gives way to the spring. (Rilke)
What is happening at KPFK ? want to share your info ? (tags)
More concern about OUR airwaves in our local station, KPFK. OUR radio station, paid for by our money, time, work, love, and efforts.... to reduce the secrecy within. OUR source of educational & political information...the same KPFK org that denies us active participation in it's survival or demise. Just what is going on there ?
Homeless No More (tags)
The laws criminalizing homelessness may have a subterranean purpose.
AFSCME service workers demonstrate in Westwood too (tags)
Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Westwood & Wilshire was closed down Thursday a few hours by groups of green-shirted AFSCME chanting sign holders - But with police action deterring all traffic elsewhere the streets were bare
Editorial cartoon series: "Your Jackass Slate For 2008!" (tags)
Here we are not even six months after The Most Important Election Since The Last Mass Extinction Event and, like Christmas commercials during the World Series, the Democratic "stars" have already announced their candidacies for the 2008 Presidential Fracas...
The Evolution of Violence (tags)
The field of evolutionary psychology offers no end of insights into the origins of social problems, and also into why they’re so hard to solve. The War on Terror and the invasion of Oaxaca are just two more repetitions of the same pattern of aggression and violence that has repeated itself throughout history all over the world.
"Y Si Nos Echan----Nos Regresamos!" (tags)
We are Here, and We are Not Going. And if you take us Away-- We will Return!
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.
Ray McGovern & Cindy Sheehan to lead March on the White House (tags)
World Can’t Wait just announced their next major protest- October. Anyone else think that’s a little funny? Last year the Downing Street Memo came out on May 1st, soon after UFPJ announced the big rally for Sept 24th. Why do they always skip over the summer months? Because that’s when the weather is nice, and people might actually have the time to camp and stay.
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.
March Against US Occupations (tags)
Thousands of people marched throughout the streets of Downtown Los Angeles to protest against US occupations in Iraq, Haiti, and everywhere else.
Hate comes from fear (tags)
An op-ed piece on hate and fear and the people who publish on this website.
The Karma of Spin (tags)
A look at Bush Admin. spin, how quickly it has collapsed, and a suggestion that spin is little different from false advertising.
California recall (tags)
California and Arnold as a new Governor. Is this a case of America on the new path for a revolution? Just my own personal thoughts.
Soldiering is for others (tags)
And who is to do it? Certainly not the neoconservatives. They use such terms as moral clarity and the need to project our power — but it is to be done with someone else’s body. A conversation I had with a budding neocon reveals their version of moral clarity. Who was included when he said ‘we’. He looked at me as if I were a bit dense and said, ‘We, the United States.’ ‘Does that mean you?’ I asked. ‘No,’ he replied, ‘the guys in the army.'
The Purpose of Life Is Enjoyment (tags)
Who enjoys all this war and crap that they show us on the media "news"? It sure isn't us. Who enjoys it all? Someone - or else we wouldn't have it. Who enjoys life under this?
Reinventing Libertaria (tags)
"Being a libertarian may be a step in the direction of conservatism, but being a Libertarian puts me in the pocket of people out to kill me."
GOOD MORNING, MOSHE -- Thoughts on Israel, Palestine (tags)
There is no law that states Israel is set apart, that says it cannot be judged on its conduct, that it can kill at will, disregard international law, and moral, ethical and judicial conduct. So why is this tyrannical behaviour allowed to continue?
THOMAS FRIEDMAN'S LIFE AS A PET HAMSTER (tags)
Freedom’s Bell & Iraq’s Smoking Guns (tags)
1. Weapons-grade plutonium 2. Biological weapons 3. Chemical warheads 4. Al Qaeda links 5. Terror toxins 6. Salman Pak What else is there? What else matters? The doubters no longer have a shred of evidence to support their case against forcefully removing Saddam Hussein from power.
SOMETHING MONSTROUS THIS WAY COMES (tags)
don't read if you have a weak stomach...
Populationg Explosion of Trolls (tags)
In the last week particularly the last few days we seem to have the Trolls in a Breeding Frenzy.
long days journey into night (tags)
in the moments before the strike; report from the trenches in LA
Getting Arrested in LA (tags)
As a disability activist I decided to get arrested at the Westwood Federal Building demonstration on March 19 along with 33 others. This is the story of that arrest.
CAPITALISM IS TERRORISM (tags)
THE REVOLUTION OF EVERYDAY ANTI-CAPITALISM
What's So Bad About Israel? (tags)
Israel has pioneered the science of making life unlivable with as little violence as possible. The Palestinians are not merely provoked into reacting; they have no rational choice but to react. If they didn't, things would just get worse faster, with no hope of relief. Israel is an innovator in the search for a squeaky-clean sadism.
PRIVATE PROPERTY OWNING AGAINST LAW IN FINLAND (tags)
Layer says 'it is not a crime to let someone else access private property, than the owner'.
[palabra]: BRAP (tags)