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California Has Its Faults (tags)

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

Extrdition Now and Then (tags)

The looming extradition of Julian Assange reminds us of a similar case in San Francisco 25 years ago.

How Will PG&E Vankruptcy Affect Nuke Plant Shutdown? (tags)

PG&E's bankrupcy filing will, among other things, affect the scheduled shutdown of its Diablo Canyon nuclear plant on Central California's coast. But how?

WILLIE BROWN, YOU TALK TOO MUCH (tags)

Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:

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:

California terrorism suspect arrested (tags)

“He wanted to plan to start a huge fire in an area near where he lived and he specifically mentioned the Berkeley Hills as a potential target,” Hasib told the court in December. “That was our first indication that we were dealing with someone in the Bay Area.”

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.

Resistance to gentrification in San Francisco (tags)

Analysis from a long time opponent of what capitalism is doing to the city of San Francisco

NUCLEAR SHUTDOWN NEWS JULY 2015 (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and all of the US nuclear industry, and spotlights those who are working for a nuke free future.

HOT SPOTS: RADIOACTIVE SAN FRANCISCO (tags)

This story is important in and of itself, but also because it once again unearths the region’s role in the birth of the atomic age, and also highlights the radioactive legacy that continues to haunt us.

Duplicitous Anti-Syrian Editorials (tags)

Syria

"Hunt is over": US and British press jubilant over the extrajudicial execution of Tamerlan (tags)

The sequence of events and the nauseating propaganda following the Boston Marathon bombings indicate that the Obama administration has launched yet another major false-flag operation in parallel with its ever more explicit plans to invade Syria and Iran.

Inequalities, Taxes, and More Inequalities (tags)

Thanks to Occupy, most working people are well aware of the growing inequalities in wealth. But for those who lack the specifics, former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich provides a useful overview: “…the rich have been getting a larger and larger portion of total income. From 9 percent in 1980, the top 1 percent’s take increased to 23.5 percent by 2007. CEOs who in the 1970s took home 40 times the compensation of average workers now rake in 350 times.” (“Confessions of a Class Warrior,” August 22, 2010).

NRDC Propaganda Praises Pipeline Pat (tags)

Propaganda from the NRDC praises SNWA pipeline proponent General Manager Pat Mulroy for her brilliant plan to heist groundwater from under the Goshute Nation and deliver it to her developer friends like Mr. Harvey Whittemore, an early funder of the pipeline. In the process of depleting the aquifer an entire spring fed ecosystem with endemic spring snails will be destroyed, but hey, we need more suburban sprawl in the desert so Whittemore and Mulroy can have a nice retirement at all of our expense!

The Unions, the Millionaires Tax, and the Road to Success (tags)

This winter the California Federation of Teachers (CFT) sent tremors of hope through its ranks by announcing it was going to spearhead an attempt to place an initiative on the California ballot — appropriately called the “Millionaires Tax” — that would raise taxes only on millionaires (3 percent on those making more than $1 million; 5 percent on those making more than $2 million).

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.

The anarchist Stuart Christie and his neo-conservative literary bedfellow (tags)

"The Floodgates of Anarchy" and a fan of a government that boils people to death...

Kosovo's Prime Minister Accused of Running Human Organ, Drug Trafficking (tags)

"As and when the transplant surgeons were confirmed to be in position and ready to operate, the captives were brought out of the 'safe house' individually, summarily executed by a KLA gunman, and their corpses transported swiftly to the operating clinic." Once organs were removed from the victims they were auctioned off to the highest bidder and sold by a global trafficking ring still "operating" today.

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Making Big Push for Electric Car Manufacturing (tags)

Stewart Alexander says, “My commitment as a U.S. Presidential Candidate will be to support the opening of electric car manufacturing plants across America, manufacturing millions of electric vehicles within the next decade.” As president, Alexander says he would support the U.S. government investing as much as $100 billion into electric car manufacturing with the dividends being reinvested in jobs and providing for the needs of working people.

Anti-Defamation League Demagoguery and Islamophobia (tags)

ADL's racism belies its stated mission

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”!

Employers and Labor Leaders Pressure Muni Drivers to Reverse Vote (tags)

The collaboration between employers and the heads of organized Labor is forced more in to the open as the polarization between the classes grows. There is no room for pretense anymore.

California Governor Candidate Wants Death Penalty on Spending Chopping Block (tags)

Stewart Alexander says “The Democrat front-runner Jerry Brown and Republicans Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner support the death penalty and the Three Strikes law. The truth is, these three candidates for governor are aware that capital punishment is robbing the public of billions of dollars to subsidize a broken down criminal justice system.”

Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Question Whitman’s Ties to Goldman Sachs (tags)

Alexander says Californians need to pause and examine Meg Whitman’s business dealing with Goldman Sachs considering the alleged fraud by Goldman Sachs occurred on Whitman’s watch with the investment bank; “Only Washington has the resources to launch an immediate investigation during the final months before the November Election.”

Governor Candidate Stewart Alexander Charge Poizner and Brown with Cover-up (tags)

While Steve Poizner is calling for conflict of interest with Jerry Brown, he was personally presented with evidence of insurance company and employer fraud by injured worker Joe Dow and Candidate for Insurance Commissioner Dina Padilla but refused to properly investigate and prosecute for insurance violations.

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.

Gov. Candidate Alexander: Who is running A.G. Jerry Brown’s office? (tags)

The Democratic Party frontrunner for California Governor, Jerry Brown, has some explaining to do. Stewart Alexander, a PFP Candidate for Governor, has charged that the office of Attorney General Jerry Brown has gone from covering up illegal phone recordings by members of his staff to out-right lying to federal judges; Alexander says “The public needs to know who is running Jerry Brown’s office.”

A Surge in Demands on Government for Jobs (tags)

Thanks to the government bailout, bankers and brokers are now self-righteously pocketing their record bonuses, reassured by Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein that they are doing “God’s work” (The New York Times, November 17, 2009). There is no humility in these quarters. Yet working people continue to be battered by relentlessly rising unemployment, caused by an economic crisis they had no part in creating. Officially the rate stands at 10.2 percent with the unofficial rate hovering around 17.5 percent, since it also includes part-time workers wanting full-time work and those who are discouraged and no longer looking for work. Both statistics are on the verge of rising.

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.

Roman (Polanski) Circus (tags)

What Roman Polanski did to a 13-year-old girl one afternoon 32 years ago was disgusting, but the amen chorus of hypocrites calling for his punishment is equally disgusting. Polanski is a victim of a long-standing vendetta against him by Los Angeles County law enforcement that began when they suspected him of the murder of his wife Sharon Tate and their friends, and his arrest in Switzerland and the calls for his punishment now have far more to do with vengeance than justice. It's time to stop the hypocrisy of so-called “feminists” and “child advocates” who claim to be standing up for the “victim” in the case — while the actual victim wants Polanski forgiven and the case forgotten. She’s right and the people howling for Polanski’s head are wrong.

Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)

Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.

“Little Guantanamo” Exposing the CMU (tags)

Daniel has an article on The Huffington Post today! Please comment on the article so it gets seen by all and makes it on the home page! Digg it, Twitter it, Share, become a fan, Buzz up, etc. Do it all! Please spread the word in every way possible. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-mcgowan/tales-from-inside-the-us_b_212632.html

Where Is LA’s ‘Secret Room’? (tags)

In 2005 the Electronic Frontier Foundation exposed the existence of a secret NSA spy room monitoring Internet activities in an AT&T facility in San Francsico. The EFF also found there was a Secret Room in LA. But where is it?

Sun May 3: CA Military Mom's LA Area Book Launch (tags)

Susan Galleymore, the US military mom who made front-page headlines from the San Francisco Chronicle to France's Le Monde, when she took a dangerous journey to Iraq in 2004, to visit her soldier son stationed in the 'Sunni Triangle', north of Baghdad comes to LA area.

Sun May 3: CA Military Mom Travels to Iraq & Returns w/Book on Impact of War on Mothers (tags)

California Military Mom Susan Galleymore Invited by Veterans for Peace-LA to Launch her New Book on Impact of War on Mothers at Arlington West on the Santa Monica beach Sunday, May 3rd - Noon-1pm

The California Budget and Class War (tags)

On February 19, the California legislature, after weeks of wrangling, passed a special budget to address the historically high $42 billion deficit. It represents an unadulterated washout for working people who are attacked on almost every front by the Democratic Party, which controls a broad majority in the legislature.

22 Year Old Executed By Police (tags)

We all know of what has been occurring in Greece for the last month, but Now a cop in OUR country has murdered someone once again. What are we waiting for? Our time is now; In Solidarity with the Greeks, and all victims of the state.

THYESTES' FEAST (tags)

THYESTES' FEAST: Project Runway meets Oedipus Rex Project Runway meets Oedipus Rex!!! NEW GREEK TRAGEDY BASED ON FRAGMENTS OF LOST PLAYS OPENS IN HOLLYWOOD OCTOBER 26, 2008 .An Elizabethan/Mycenaen/Kabuki fantasy filled with wit, humor and emotion on one of the great lost plays of Antiquity!!!

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.

EPCC SUPPORTS CALIFORNIA STATE WORKERS PROTESTS (tags)

“NO TO PAY CUTS! “We work, we sweat, we won’t pay your debts!” The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC ) and the Justice for Filipino veterans (JFAV) through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia, vehemently condemns California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for signing an executive order forcing up to 200,000 permanent state workers to start receiving the federal minimum wage of $6.55 an hour The EPCC further scores the governor’s executive order that also includes a hiring freeze, no overtime pay and the releasing of contract consultants. (San Francisco Chronicle, Aug. 1) . Additionally, the order will lay off 10,300 contract and part-time workers.

SF Chronicle smears Berkeley animal rights activists (tags)

A sensationalist and trash piece that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 11. Full of flat-out lies and deceptions. Foremost among the deceptions being the portrayal of vivisector Frederic Theunissen's experiments on songbirds as painless and innocent. These birds are immobilized and bolted down in stereotaxic devices, have holes drilled into their skulls, and electrodes inserted into their brains for recording. In most of the studies, the birds are killed to have their brains studied. Another deception is that Ralph Freeman's torture of kittens and cats is shedding light on Epilepsy. I haven't even read Freeman make this claim. No big surprise from Robert Sanders, who has compared animal rights activists to Al-Qaeda.

6/6 Los Angeles Teachers Strike; General Strike Needed (tags)

Los Angeles teachers are finally striking for the first hour of today's school day against the budget cuts to education; the rest of labor needs to join them in a statewide general strike not only against budget cuts but also against the refusal of the state legislature to raise the income taxes on the rich, the 5% that makes over $200,000 a year, including the millionaires and billionaires who live in California.

Executive Signing Statements (tags)

Pharaoh Bush - Let My People Go

Many candidates, corporate media obscures U.S. presidential politics (tags)

Third political parties do not compete on a level playing field in U.S. politics; the corporate media will spend more money in one day, promoting the campaigns of Senators John McCain, Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton, than the amount of money third political parties will spend in one year to promote their candidates, combined. While third party candidates are spending hundreds and thousands of dollars on flyers and brochures, big corporations are spending millions to keep the names of their candidates in the public’s view.

May Day Strike Against the War Shuts Down All U.S. West Coast Ports (tags)

On May 1, every port on the West Coast of the United States was shut down to demand an end to the U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. The historic May Day walkout by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) is the first time ever that an American union has struck against a U.S. war. The union ranks defied the rulings of an arbitrator, who twice ordered them to go to work. They overcame the capitulations of the ILWU leadership, which didn't want the work stoppage in the first place, tried to water it down and cowered before the threats of legal action while waving the flag. The employers' Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) declared the May 1 port shutdown an "illegal strike." But after all the huffing and puffing from the bosses' mouthpieces, the dock workers pointed the way to defeating the imperialist war by mobilizing working-class power. In the end, it was more than a work stoppage. The dock workers' May Day strike against the war was a first step, a show of what it will take to bring down the warmongers in Washington. Their "symbolic" action was felt all the way to Iraq, where dock workers in two ports stopped work in solidarity with the ILWU. But it was only a beginning. What is needed is not only industrial action but a political offensive against the Democrats and Republicans, the partner parties of American imperialism, to build a class-struggle workers party.

Ritual Gloating Postmortems - The Corporate Media v. Hugo Chavez (tags)

Relentless media bashing of Hugo Chavez.

Space 1999: San Francisco's Mission Yuppie Eradication Project (tags)

A critical re-examination of an ultra-left effort against the gentrification of San Francisco in the late 1990's.

DISPATCHES FROM AMERICA: Masters of war plan for next 100 years (tags)

"We think urban is the future," says James Lasswell, a retired colonel who now heads the Office of Science and Technology at the Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory. "Everything worth fighting for is in the urban environment."

Money for Firefighting & Prevention; Not for War (tags)

The World Socialist Website has 2 excllent articles providing the details of the Southern California fire crisis and their relation to the neglect of our domestic needs in favor of war profiteering.

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.

California Scheming:Rudy Giuliani,Paul Singer, Vulture Funds Africa,GenesisIntermedia (tags)

In many ways it is Adnan Khashoggi as well as Paul Singer who are financing the campaign of Rudy Giuliani through money they made in the GenesisIntermedia pump and dump penny stock scam that collapsed around 9/11/01as well as money stolen from U.S. taxpayers and impoverished countries in Africa as well as Peru who were ripped off by the W Bush-Paul Singer 'Vulture Funds' fraud in which W Bush put U.S. funds in accounts directed at 3rd world debt only to have Mr. Singer come along and empty those accounts for his and the Republican Party's personal cash cow that was used to attempt changing California electoral voting system in favor of Rudy Giuliani and the Republican Party !

9/11,WTC,Tanya Head,Rudy Giuliani,Adnan Khashoggi,Bernie Kerik, Naked Securities Fraud (tags)

Mr.Giuliani never even realised that supposed WTC survivor and activist Tania Head was a 9/11 fraud just like himself ! While Tanya Head practiced for many years at being a WTC survivor her leading rival in post 9/11 fame or infamy as the case may be,was Rudy Giuliani,an unpopular NYC Mayor who had made a miraculous post 9/11 comeback along with his police commissioner Bernie Kerrik. Rudy Giuliani so full of himself and determined to promote or 'pump' his rising Myth American status never really noticed the holes in Tania Head's tale of survival in the WTC perhaps because he was too busy covering up his own.

Iraq, Bush's God-Emboldened Narcissism and Parasitic Militarism (tags)

The moral priority is to dismantle the warfare state or the socio-economic structure that elevates the likes of GW Bush and Dick Cheney to positions of power..Arguably finding God further warped his character.

BTL:Libby Trial Window Into White House Iraq War Attack Machine (tags)

Interview with investigative journalist Robert Parry, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)

review

Feinstein: "The Modern Jesse James" (tags)

review The Desert Wilderness Protection Act

Gunning Down Itemad Ismail Abu Mo'ammar: Just Another Mother Murdered (tags)

Almost no one bothered to report it. A search of the nation's largest newspapers turned up nothing in USA Today, the Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Chicago Sun-Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Houston Chronicle, Tampa Tribune, etc.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Pro-War Diane Feinstein, What Are The Alternatives? (tags)

Feinstein herself has directly profiteered from the U.S. imposed misery she voted for in Iraq. Her husband, Richard Blum, is a billionaire investor that together with CEO Ronald Tutor own investment companies that hold 75% of the voting stock in a company called Perini. On March 12, 2004 Perini was awarded a $500,000,000 contract for rebuilding the electrical infrastructure of southern Iraq. So Feinstein is profiting from the U.S. bombing of the Iraqi infrastructure as well as its inefficient rebuilding by private U.S. contractors.

Kevin Zeese: Attack on Iran May Lead to WWIII! (tags)

Takoma, Maryland’s City Hall was the scene for a lively discussion on Middle East issues, on Aug. 17, 2006. Kevin Zeese, the “Unity candidate” for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, and one of the panelists, said Israel’s attack on Lebanon was premeditated and that an attack on Iran might lead to WWIII. Noura Erakat said Lebanon had been devastated ‘on a humanitarian level” by Israel’s War Machine. She also denounced Israel as an “Apartheid state.”

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.

A Message to Impeachment Supporters from Ramsey Clark (tags)

Bush Making More Enemies in the Middle East

Why Lebanon? Think OIL, water, pipelines, and profits. (tags)

Why a war on Lebanon? Why now? A new article by Professor Michel Chossudovsky suggests it's about oil, water and pipeline routes, and offers insight into the war's impending expansion. The U.S. and Israel aren't the only nations with interests in this game. Other players appear to include the U.K., France, and Italy.

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

Hizballah: A Primer (tags)

Middle EastHizballah, the Lebanese Shi‘i movement whose militia is fighting the Israeli army in south Lebanon, has been cast misleadingly in much media coverage of the ongoing war. Much more than a militia, the movement is also a political party that is a powerful actor in Lebanese politics and a provider of important social services. Not a creature of Iranian and Syrian sponsorship, Hizballah arose to battle Israel’s occupation of south Lebanon from 1982-2000 and, more broadly, to advocate for Lebanon’s historically disenfranchised Shi‘i Muslim community.

Down the Memory Hole-More Mainstream media por-israel Bias (tags)

In the wake of the most serious outbreak of Israeli/Arab violence in years, three leading U.S. papers—the Washington Post, New York Times and Los Angeles Times—have each strongly editorialized that Hamas in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon were solely responsible for sparking violence, and that the Israeli military response was predictable and unavoidable. These editorials ignored recent events that indicate a much more complicated situation.

Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Sudan: coldly premeditated neocon wars (tags)

Before emotions and disinformation gain the upper hand, consider what General Wesley Clark wrote in 2003--that by late 2001, the Neocon-led Pentagon was planning a five-year campaign of wars against seven countries: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Iran, Somalia and Sudan. (And don't expect to hear about this from Lieberman, McCain, Pelosi, Feinstein, Howard Dean, or the Clintons.)

The spirit of resistance (tags)

The practical result is that Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah is ever more popular all over the Arab street. Kind of like the new, 21st-century Saladin. Hezbollah's moral and political cache could not but rise among peoples and movements worldwide who keep being bombed to oblivion but never had a chance to bomb back.

UNFIT TO LEAD THE WORLD (tags)

Appropriately, much has been made of the recent survey conducted by Foreign Policy and the Center for American Progress, which found that 84 percent (of the more than 100) of America's top foreign policy experts believed that the United States is not winning the war on terror. Not only do they dispute President Bush's insular and politically self-serving assertion that America is winning that war, they also "see a national security apparatus in disrepair and a government that is failing to protect the public from the next attack." [See "The Terrorism Index," July/August 2006]

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.

Gorbachev Calls Cheney a "Durak" (fool, idiot) (tags)

It was Friday evening, May 19, 2006. My spouse (Carol DePrisco) and I were dining at Barron - the house restaurant of St. Petersburg's recently refurbished Petro Palace Hotel (located on Malaya Morskaya street, just one block east of St. Issac's Cathedral and two blocks west of bustling Nevsky Prospect). We were dining with a retired professor of English from St. Petersburg State University. At the very outset of our conversation, the professor inquired: "You are not a Republican, are you?" I assured her I wasn't, thus breaking the ice for a very pleasant and engaging conversation during dinner and afterward in our spacious hotel suite.

What 4th Amendment? We're in Bushworld Now (tags)

The phone companies say they protect your privacy, but when the Bush’s NSA comes calling, they just can’t say no. Say hello to Admiral Poindexter’s nightmare future.

Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error (tags)

Truly amazing audio performance called "Know Thy Enemy - Christs Comedy of Error"

The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks (tags)

Feinstein Family War Profits:

Iraq "Rendezvous": Cheney, "Bubble-boy" and Ahmadinejad Up the Ante (tags)

Listening to Vice President Cheney and Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad exchange threats of war while both nations hover, like vultures, over the moribund carcass of Iraq's insurgency-racked shotgun democracy, I was reminded of David Low's famous 1939 cartoon, "Rendezvous." Mr. Low, you'll recall, depicted Hitler and Stalin as bloodthirsty tyrants, tipping their hats in salutation while standing over Poland's corpse. Thus, Hitler saluted Stalin: "The scum of the earth I believe?" Stalin replied: "The bloody assassin of the workers, I presume?"

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.

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.

A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict (tags)

A Canadian Soldier's Life Held in Contempt - The Verdict

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.

Christ's Recorded Statement to America (tags)

"Holy Christ.."

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.

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.

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.”

CARLOS BULOSAN TODAY (tags)

Self-educated at the Los Angeles Public Library in the Thirties, Carlos Bulosan, the militant Filipino writer and labor activist, died on September 11, 1956. His death anniversary last month provided the occasion for the Filipino community to celebrate his contribution to the revolutionary struggle of peoples everywhere for justice, dignity, and self-determination. Bulosan was part of the community of progressive Los Angeles-based intellectuals (Carey McWilliams, Sanora Babb, Louis Adamic, Ring Lardner Jr. and others) victimized by McCarthyism and fascist reaction. His example of resistance continues to inspire people of color everywhere.

Speaking Truth to Power (tags)

I would like to acknowledge the following professors for this dialogue and article about a sensitive issue in the Chicano movement: Mario Barrera of Berkeley, Noam Chomsky of MIT, Chuck O’Connell of UC Irvine, and Jorge Mariscal of UC San Diego.

Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project? (tags)

Woodward: Deep Throat Leads to "Fantastic" Discovery

Report From Afghanistan by Sonali Kolhatkar, 5-27-05 (transcript) (tags)

". . . If the news media covers something [about Afghanistan], donations pour in. If they stop covering it, donations go down. . . . Our donations have plummeted. A lot of projects [are] closing down." -- Sonali Kolhatkar, co-director, Afghan Women's Mission

Fascist Dictatorship is Here Already--On the Job (tags)

The firing of Boeing’s CEO, based upon the secret monitoring of his email correspondent with a co-worker/lover, highlights the police-state environment in which most of us now work. Revolution, anyone?

Bush is a Child Molester!! (tags)

spread to the four corners!!

Rolling Letter Campaign Targets rep. Jim McCrery (tags)

Making The News, LA's Rolling Letter Campaign Targets Rep. Jim McCrery!

United States government, 2005: If it walks like a goose… (Part II) (tags)

Part I (http://www.onlinejournal.com/Special_Reports/020905Drolette/020905drolette.html) compared Bush administration actions to the first seven of fourteen “basic characteristics” Laurence W. Britt claims (in his article “Fascism Anyone?”) typify fascistic regimes. Here’s a similar look at the list’s back end:

Vigilant Resolve (tags)

Remembering The First Siege Of Fallujah: Excerpts From Testimony Submitted To The World Tribunal On Iraq, University of Rome (III), February 10-13, 2005

Steroids, Racism and Statistics (tags)

The present day fuss over steroid use in major league baseball is reaching pandemic proportions.

Northern California Grocery Contract/Another Setback For Labor (tags)

The tentative agreement between the grocery chains and the UFCW leadership will increase the sense of helplessness that many workers feel and strengthen their distrust of their unions

Dem Feinstein Supports Repub Condi Rice for Sec of State (tags)

Democratic US Senator Dianne Feinstein adores fascist Republican Condoleezza Rice so much that she will introduce her at the confirmation hearings on 1/18/05 before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in her effort to become Secretary of State, proving again that there is not a dime's worth of difference between the capitalist Democrats and the capitalist Republicans.

Scandal: Did Expatriate & SoldierVote COUNT? (tags)

U.S. CitiZeNs; ON The FrontLines Of Int. Relations- DID Expat. & SoldierVote get Left Behind? A Pivotal, Hotly contested 'election of a lifetime' spurring Worldwide interest saw OverSeas Voters registration increase fourfold as these Americans are the Country's spokespeople, and best face forward. Recalcitrant insistence on conflict creating perpetual war, was on the table for We Decide, you saw the BillBoards reminding US whose Will was to be measured- The People's! RiP van Winkle Voters came out of the woodwork, contributing herculean volunteer efforts & enthusiasm were unprecendented and encouraging. NEVER in U.S. Presidential politics have MASSIVE crowds shown up to endorse an incumbent. But to throw out, Reject malfeasence and Get Rid of incompetence! The 51st state, as American's abroad were called because of it's swing potential, an estimated 4million civilians and 500,000 military, of course many in dubious, difficult, dangerous and DeaDly situations, it's numbers giving it an impact larger than the 24 smallest states. Participation was cool this time, many expressing eager desire to voice their vote. Also though, a haunting anxiety that the systemic flaws characteristic of confusing procedures and snafus investigated by the GAO in previous efforts at smooth and fair election process run by a mosaic of federal & state agencies would DisCount NOT AcCount accurately the absentee Vote. Expatriates tend heavily liberal, outnumber military significantly and the soldiers especially rank and file were said to be more mixed, varied not so monolothic, or predictable as usually seen said veterans of multiple elections. However, the pentagon, which for some reason took over from the state department, the handling of ballots, was criticized for registration websites not working, unequal mishandling of the CivilianVote, absentee ballots mailed late in 8 of 15 swing states, ballots hard to get, too many hoops to jump through and doubts whether they would get back in time, count and be honored fairly as a private firm owned by a republican donor and of the reelection team, was handling ballots historically counted at local levels. Typically 8% of absentee votes are discarded, with Bush possibly winning the popular vote by 2-3%, HOW assured at Legit can we be? when you also ADD the percents lost of provisionals thrown out, the undervotes thrown out, unequal distribution of election hardware, not random in the stunting of turnout toward one of the choices, including GAINS from unreal certification of results with more votes than voters, when the long lines were in the democratic precints!. Registration going up, up, UP Machines going DOWN, down, down, DOH! What level of fraud is sufficient to BeSmirch Confidence? Reports below abound of systemic pre-election suppression and NOW BlackOut and silence of OverSeas results are Signs of a Sinister Scandal. These OverSeas American's are ambassadors, this vote should not be treated cavalierly but be traceable, honored and COUNTED, foreigners, frontlines in someone elses HomeLand, they REALLY understand Vote or Die. I asked my roomate for a historical quote which could speak to this unseemly realization, scenario we've allowed to happen? She said there is NONE, because it has never happened before. So I say, an UNprecendented, UNheard of, UNfair, UNacceptable, UNnatural Results can only be Remedied, Adjudicated, Balanced by SomeThing that hasn't happened before a NewVote to Ameliorate this WaterShed MoMent! POST AS COMMENTS WHAT YOU'VE HEARD, FOUND OUT, RESEARCHED ON THE ACCURACY & VALIDITY OF OVERSEAS VOTE COUNTS. NO SoldiersVote Left Behind.

January 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Please donwload our latest January 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter

“Knowing is Beautiful” (tags)

As a journalist who writes about AIDS, I am endlessly amazed by the difference between the public and the private face of HIV; between what the public is told and what’s explained in the medical literature.

100 Facts and 1 Opinion (tags)

From the Purple States to your brain

Keep Those Cards and Letters Comin’, Folks (tags)

Is there any chance of preventing the hammering of the last nail into America’s coffin on Coronation (formerly Inauguration) Day? Yes, but all care must be administered to our critically ill nation ere January 6, or she’s a goner for good. For more details, read on.

Open Letter to President Bush from IAEFF (tags)

IAEFF wants Bush to extend freedom medal to AFL-CIO leaders

San Francisco Union Leaders Plead With Corporate Politicians to Help Them Win Hotel Strike (tags)

Let's be honest. The hotel workers strike will not be successful unless the Union leaders change course.

Why you should vote for Nader/Camejo! (tags)

[V]oting for Kerry doesn’t necessarily mean voting against Bush’s policies. All that Kerry has said so far shows that the goals of his presidency would look a lot like the Bush administration’s.

Remember Operation Urban Warrior (tags)

Just looking out for you revolutionaries

Why Venezuela has Voted Again for Their 'Negro e Indio' President (tags)

Baltimore Chronicle Monday, August 16, 2004 There's so much BS and baloney thrown around about Venezuela that I may be violating some rule of US journalism by providing some facts. Let's begin with this: 77% of Venezuela's farmland is owned by 3% of the population, the 'hacendados.'

Bush Making an Issue of Kerry’s Military Service Is Dumber Than--Well, Anything, Rea (tags)

Why would a president who did everything he could to not put on a uniform during wartime but couldn’t wait to don one years later as the most protected person on Earth, cast aspersions about a guy who volunteered to wear one in Vietnam and upon arriving back home as a decorated vet did everything he could to help other soldiers take theirs off? For more details about the Bush Baby’s last-gasp grasp at a straw man, read on.

California, Take Back the Green Party! (tags)

"There's a little rebellion starting," [Peter] Camejo said this week. Camejo said in California, the bastion of Green registration, "it's a fact: The majority of the party wants to put Nader/Camejo on the ballot." (Carla Marinucci, "Nader's Ballot Hopes Hinge on State's Greens," San Francisco Chronicle, August 7, 2004). Camejo is telling the truth.

Welcome to the Age of Aviating Swine (tags)

If there's a fair chance you're going to hell, be sure to take your parka and long johns, because the only explanation for continuing surreal happenings these days is that the river Styx has glaciated. Welcome to the America of George Bush, our very own Malice from Dunderland, where up is down and right is regularly wrong. For examples of once unimaginable scenes that now commonly appear like bad dreams, read on.

REAL LIFE BIOTECH IN THE USA (tags)

REAL.

NoT one teen 'AIDS' case ever - Japan (tags)

If 'AIDS really is a sexually transmitted syndrome (common cause -'HIV'- for old existing diseases) then why is there almost no 'AIDS' in Japan. Not one teen case ever and only 9 female cases in twenty years.

Andy Stern and SEIU Offer the Same Worn-Out Policies (tags)

To Many young activists, SEIU is considered the progressive Union. But, in the last analysis, the policies of SEIU's leadership are no different from those of any other AFL-CIO Union. They fail to take on the employers in a serious way and refuse to break politically with the Democratic Party.

Ding Dong The Witch is Dead (tags)

Reagan's death is time to celebrate for working people

Ding Dong The Witch is Dead (tags)

Reagan's passing is a time to celebrate for working people

Animal Rites (tags)

If you think there is a limit to how much childishness there is among Californians, you may want to reconsider -- especially for Californians in academic communities.

Becerra Supports Draft (tags)

Congressman Xavier Becerra (D Los Angeles) is considering supporting a military draft. This is dangerous. Call him and tell him so.

AFL-CIO Leadership Give the Employers Another Victory (tags)

Defeat in southern California confirms the need for regime change atop the AFL-CIO

U.S.-backed coup spurs terror in Haiti (tags)

New 9th Circuit Appeal for Kevin Cooper (tags)

The legal community is now on at the barricades, 24 hours a day, fighting to save the life of Kevin Cooper and the good fight for all humanity as the death penalty is dead wrong. A new federal appeal has been filed in the 9th Circuit.

Austria Appalled at Death Penalty Schwarzenegger (tags)

Austria,the home country of Governor Schwarztenegger, has no death penalty, and Austrian political leaders are busy sending letters to their native son to stay the execution of Kevin Cooper, set for 12:01 a.m., Feb 10, 2004.

General Strike Needed to Stop Lynching of Kevin Cooper (tags)

The pending lynching of Kevin Cooper is a good reminder of the need for a labor general strike not only to abolish the death penalty but also to shut down the prison system, promote education, and kick all of the death penalty Democrat-Republicans out of office.

Riverside Protest Against Cooper Execution (tags)

In the heart of the conservative Inland Empire, hardy activists braved a cold, wet night to argue against the execution of Kevin Cooper. Speakers included local clergy, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and actors Mike Farrell and James Cromwell.

Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS (tags)

Join the One-Minute Boycott of CBS

Wait: I'm Confused (tags)

The Labor leadership's handling of the grocery workers strike and continued reliance on "friendly" employers and the Democratic Party leaves many workers wondering what's next.

Ohio Blocks Electronic Voting! (tags)

Electronic voting news from all over.

LA IMC and your privacy - bad changes made to software (tags)

Cookies, and other flaws

Israel’s Nuke Launching Subs Can Be Detected by Uncle Sam (tags)

Israel’s three new supposedly undetectable German-built diesel-powered nuclear weapons launching submarines can be detected by the most powerful military in the world, the military of the United States of America. “…the Navy experiment with long-range, low-frequency sonar used to detect new quiet diesel-powered submarines… This system is a vital piece of equipment for our anti-submarine warfare.”

'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace (tags)

'Israelization' of U.S. Middle East policy proceeds apace

Defending the Families Sued by the RIAA (tags)

Copied from Kuroshin - a personal account of the garbage the RIAA (located in this town) are doing to music lovers.

Peter Camejo on the Recall (tags)

Subject: Peter Camejo on the Recall

Green Candidate - Peter Camejo Analyzes The Recall (tags)

10/14/03 - Camejo analyzes the recall; Debate Strategy, Vote Declines, Democrat Lies About the Polls, What Our Vote Reveals About Our Base, Democratic Party Front Organizations, Arianna Huffington, Understanding the Demos/Rupubs & more.

Clearly something is wrong (tags)

Japan has no 'AIDS' but is one of the most sexually active nations and has far below average condom use. The facts confirm that so called 'AIDS' is immune suppression caused by poverty and sex plays no part whatsoever.

Japan proves the point (tags)

Answer me this. If 'AIDS really is a sexually transmitted syndrome (common cause -'HIV'- for old existing diseases) then why is there almost no 'AIDS' in Japan. Total cases in twenty years amount to only 7,500 or 375 a year.

The White Man's Last Stand (tags)

An article on the California recall process by a Los Angeleno.

TODAY NOON: Stop Arnold Protest Outside Wiesenthal Center (tags)

Jews, Women, Immigrants and African Americans Call on Arnold to Atone For His Sins on Yom Kippur Have Been Targets of His Degrading Comments and He Has Publicly Praised Three Fascists Leaders

Kudos to LA Times, Schwarzenegger lies Again, and Another Victim's Story (tags)

The Los Angeles Times did its job in sparkling fashion with its investigation of Arnold the Groping Liar published this week. Schwarzenegger's campaign is trying to say Gov. Gray Davis was behind the story, but that's not the case. Here is part of the story of another of those victims that I told a Times reporter about several weeks ago, but they did not have time to confirm the account.

ANTI-ZIONIST COOPERATION WITH THE NAZIS (tags)

Anti-Zionists collaborated with German Nazis - because nazis and anti-zionists are siamese twins

LA Transgenders Remember Gwen, Other Tragedies & Triumps of 2002-2003 (tags)

As the October 3 one year anniversay of the brutal slaying of Bay Area Transgender teen Gwen Araujo is remembered, Los Angeles' large community can recall other tragedies, and triumphs of the past year.

Poll: Schwarzenegger gains on Davis (tags)

Arnold's looking good. It's about time California had a Republican Governor. Electing Arnold will be a big step in the right direction. Of course, it's also about time California voted for a Republican Presidential candidate and for California to toss out those two worthless Democrat Senators, Feinstein and Boxer.

Fields of Hunger: Lives of the Fresno Farmworkers (tags)

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Gen. Wesley Clark, War Criminal for President? (tags)

Gen. Wesley Clark is no anti-war candidate, despite what Michael Moore and other misinformed individuals would like to believe.

The "special interests" behind Arnold Schwarzenegger's campaign (tags)

While Schwarzenegger has criticized Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for taking money from unions and Indian tribes, the Republican candidate has collected at least $2.5 million from individual donors, attorneys, business interests, venture capitalists and California companies. Some of them employ full-time lobbyists in Sacramento.

Bidding for the Bomb Lab: UC and LANL (tags)

Expect the University of California to bid for the contract to manage the Los Alamos nuclear weapons lab.

Affirmative Action for Whites? (tags)

Do our white American brothers and sisters really want to end Affirmative Action (for them)? As this author reassesses his life in comparison to an African-American colleague, one might gleam that while reaping the benefits of racism has entered its most insidious stage whites must ask themselves "Might I actually be racist?"

The Republican Recall Hits California (tags)

The "Terminator" Becomes Bush's Weapon of Mass Destruction: Anatomy of a Heist An Overview of California's Gubernatorial Recall Election, Candidates, and Ballot Propositions from a Progressive Viewpoint

Democrats Against Democracy (tags)

There is no parallel between the 2004 election and 1992. It's a whole different ballgame.

Vote "NO" on Proposition 54 (tags)

Since Proposition 54's passage will make it much more difficult to fight and attack all forms of racism, segregation, and discrimination in general, I think we should call it for what it truly is: the Institutionalized Racism Protection Act of 2003.

Republican spending orgy (tags)

So here we are three years later, with not only a Republican Congress but a Republican president, too -- and the federal spending train is racing out of control. The Bush administration estimated last week that the government will end the current fiscal year with a budget deficit of $455 billion. Over the next five years, the public debt is expected to rise by $1.9 trillion.

Election Frauder Willie Brown Supports Death Penalty Democrat Gov Davis (tags)

Election Frauder "mayor" Willie Brown of San Francisco, who sits in office with 40% of the vote plus election fraud, and is known for being anti-tenant and anti-public power, showed up at a unity rally on July 19, 2003 for his equally reactionary friend, Gov. Gray Davis, who is best known for promoting the death penalty, prisons and private power, all good reasons to recall this worst governor in California history.

Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)

On March 30, an AP photo featured an American pro-war activist holding a sign: "Nuke the evil scum, it worked in 1945!" That's exactly what George Bush has done. America's mega-billion dollar war in Iraq has been indeed a NUCLEAR WAR.

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?

Transphobia (tags)

I can't believe the amount of transphobia I read on this site.

Gov Davis' Thugs Terrorize Democracy (tags)

Gov Davis' organized crime thugs are busy terrorizing recall petitioners, who are enabling us to exercise our democratic right to sign a recall petition. The Recall procedure was won by progressives about 100 years ago, and we cannot let any fascist attack it for any reason whatsoever, regardless of who is paying for the recall.

Fired (tags)

...Section 1102 of the (CA) State Labor Code, [ ] unambiguously prohibits employers from interfering with the political activity of their employees.

Howard Dean supporters, stop sleep walking. He's not a true progressive (tags)

repost from Portland IMC noting must-read articles about Dean -- and his limitations. Kucinich is a true progressive that doesn't simply make stuff up along the way in accord to political winds -- and even if you don't think he's electable, supporting him now through early primaries can really push the debate into areas we want to have sunshine

A PNAC Primer: How We Got Into This Mess (tags)

In the early-1990s, there was a group of ideologues and power-politicians on the fringe of the Republican Party's far-right. The members of this group in 1997 would found The Project for the New American Century (PNAC); their aim was to prepare for the day when the Republicans regained control of the White House -- and, it was hoped, the other two branches of government as well -- so that their vision of how the U.S. should move in the world would be in place and ready to go, straight off-the-shelf into official policy.

Iraq War: Lies the Government Told Us (tags)

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Patriot Act used for more than anti-terror (tags)

Washington -- The Justice Department has used many of the anti-terrorism powers granted in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to pursue defendants for crimes unrelated to terrorism, including drug violations, credit card fraud and bank theft, according to a government accounting released Tuesday.

Pentagon loses $1 Trillion (tags)

Audit reveals that Pentagon cannot account for $1 trillion.

The Rational Destruction of Yugoslavia (tags)

Now that the United States has completed a so-called humanitarian intervention in Iraq, I believe it is very informative to look back at the previous one in Yugoslavia. A brilliant analysis by noted author and political scientist Michael Parenti.

A Message from Ramsey Clark (tags)

Vote To Impeach!

Death By Slow Burn - How America Nukes Its Own Troops (tags)

DU munitions are classified by a United Nations resolution as illegal weapons of mass destruction. Their use breaches all international laws, treaties and conventions forbidding poisoned weapons calculated to cause unnecessary suffering.

Another firm owned by Senator Feinstein's husband wins a $600 million army contract (tags)

URS Corp., a San Francisco planning and engineering firm partially owned by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's husband, landed an Army contract Monday worth up to $600 million.

LernerGate: None of this Helps Kids in Iraq, But it Sure Got Michael Lerner Airtime (tags)

Michael Lerner's Ego Detracts From Worldwide Anti-War Protests.

Rabbi Rift (tags)

Lerner, ANSWER, etc

No to Bush's war for oil & empire (tags)

For building an anti-imperialist core in the anti-war movement.

GoogleNews: 3,630 Newpaper Articles On Anti War Protests In The Last 3 Days (tags)

When I typed “anti war”, “protest” in GoogleNews more than 31/2 THOUSAND articles appeared (all published within the last 3 days). As impressive as the numbers, was the diversity of newspapers. It seemed that EVERY town in American had articles pertaining to Anti War Protests, and almost all of them seemed sympathetic to the cause. Below is a random page of the 100 pages of articles. GoogleNews seems to be a good tool to find and gauge media coverage. http://news.google.com/

Anarchists Break from ANSWER protest (tags)

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2000 Anarchists go on Rampage in San Francisco (tags)

TWO THOUSAND ANARCHISTS GO ON RAMPAGE IN SAN FRANCISCO

Report on Layoffs Killed (tags)

The Bush administration, under fire for its handling of the economy, has quietly killed off a Labor department program that tracked mass layoffs by US companies. This article originally published in the San Francisco Chronicle is available on www.corpwatch.org

Michael Parenti Article: To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why (tags)

Arguments against a war on Iraq by noted political analyst and author Michael Parenti.

Report Backs/ N20 Not In Our Name Youth (tags)

more reports coming in

Boy Scouts of America - Hitler Youth revisited? (tags)

"First they came for the trade unionists ..."

Bukowski & Event (tags)

LITERARY L.A. GANG TO GATHER FOR A “BUKOWSKI &” EVENT THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 7, 5 p.m.

Relying on failed strategies Union leaders place ILWU victory in jeopardy (tags)

Relying on big business politicians and refusing to mobilize their members to confront the employers' attacks is a strategy that has led to defeat after defeat for organized labor despite great sacrifice and heroism from the rank and file union member. There is little indication in the ILWU/PMA struggle that change is on the way.

Political Revenge For Activism (tags)

Of late, Federal Freedom of Information requests have shown the ugly tip of the iceberg in a country that prides itself on freedoms. Liberals who are EFFECTIVE...BEWARE!

20 Things learned after 9-11 (tags)

Twenty Things We've Learned Nearly A Year After 911

A strange kind of freedom (tags)

We all know about the perils of Islamic fanaticism. But, says Robert Fisk, the biggest threat to liberty in the US may come from other kinds of fundamentalism: Jewish and Christian

WHO GAVE THE GREEN LIGHT FOR 9.11? (tags)

www.questionsquestions.net

House Votes 416 to 3 to Condemn Court for Tossing Pledge of Allegiance (tags)

Not to be outdone by the US Senate, which voted 99 to 0 to support the illegal, religious, reactionary Pledge of Allegiance, the House of Representatives voted 416 to 3 to condemn the 9th Circuit Court's excellent Church/State separation ruling, thus proving that they, like the US Senate and Gov Gray Davis all are proud of violating their oath of office which mandates they support the Constitution, including the First Amendment, which mandates separation of church and state.

Nader flips lid, Asks for NBA Inquiry (tags)

In a surreal turn, R. Nader asks NBA official to review the recent Laker playoff win?!

Bye Gray Davis: Failed Education & Energy Programs (tags)

The California State University provides remedial courses in English and math to almost half its freshmen since our school system is grossly inadequate in paying teachers, providing supplies and providing an education. This is the bitter legacy of the anti-education program of the Friend-of-Ken-Lay (as in Enron), Gov Gray Davis, or rather, no education program, and is an excellent reason for not voting for him on November 5, 2002.

UCSF Calls in FBI to Stop ACT UP (tags)

Even if you hate ACT UP San Francisco, this should scare the hell out of you. The FBI and the all too powerful and profitable AID$ industry are going after activists. If you don't think this creates precedent to silence all direct-action civil liberties activists, we are all doomed.

Anti-Quarantine AIDS Activists Held On One Million Dollars Bail (tags)

First they came for the Middle Eastern/South Asian/Muslim people, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't Middle Eastern/South Asian/Muslim. Then they came for the people with AIDS. . .

Global Relief Foundation sues US propaganda outlets for US$750 million (tags)

An Islamic charity based in suburban Bridgeview filed suit Thursday alleging it was defamed in numerous news accounts that accused the organization of being a terrorist front under investigation by federal authorities.

NEW PACIFICA BOARD CHAIR FIRES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AGREES TO COURT-SUPERVISED MEDIATION (tags)

Bob Farrel cans Bessie Wash

Barbara Lee: Why I Opposed the Resolution to Authorize Force... (tags)

It was a blank check to the president to attack anyone involved in the Sept. 11 events -- anywhere, in any country, without regard to our nation's long- term foreign policy, economic and national security interests, and without time limit. In granting these overly broad powers, the Congress failed its responsibility to understand the dimensions of its declaration. I could not support such a grant of war-making authority to the president; I believe it would put more innocent lives at risk.

San Francisco Examiner: The Press on Market (tags)

A look at the San Francisco Examiner's class- and race-based bias and prejudices, creating a violent climate for poor people in San Francisco

Eating More Veggies Can Help Save Energy (tags)

f humans switched from a meat-based diet to a plant-based one, the world's petroleum reserves would last 260 years, as opposed to 13.

Americans Blamed in Colombia Attack (tags)

BOGOTA -- Three American civilian airmen providing airborne security for a U.S. oil company coordinated an antiguerrilla raid in Colombia in 1998, marking targets and directing helicopter gunships that mistakenly killed 18 civilians, Colombian military pilots have alleged in a official inquiry.

June 17th in Eugene, Oregon (tags)

see below

US 11th for Mothers on Mothers' Day 2001 (tags)

On this Mother's Day, May 13, 2001, the United States ranks 11th out of 94 countries on the Mothers' Index, behind the top 10, from first to 10th: Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada, Austria, Australia and the United Kingdom. The report called for more government funding for maternal and child health and family planning services.

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