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Why has the US gone mad? (tags)

Donald Trump blames scapegoats. Why does the US permanently seek new conflicts, send terrorists to Syria, organize the Ukraine coup, escalate with North Korea and threaten to bomb wherever it siuts them? The real reason could be that the US is bankrupt.

Amy Goodman interview on cell phone safety (tags)

The Shape of Water (a Discussion of the Movie) (tags)

A discussion about environment, feminism, homosexuality, and our rotten culture as represented in the movie*.

Veterans petition Amy Goodman of DN (tags)

Veterans for Peace is petitioning Amy Goodman to improve Democracy Now's coverage of Syria. The text of this PETITION is below; along with links to several references. Please read, and if you agree, please sign.

KPFK LSB statement on DAPL arrests (tags)

the KPFK Local Station Board passed this

September 2016 Honduras coup update (tags)

September in Honduras. A barber was assassinated after an angry comment to the president on his own facebook. Farmers setting up occupation were violently evicted. Indigenous leaders forced to go into hiding. Lack of justice continues on the Berta Caceres case, this month with an arbitrary arrest against Copinh, her file was stolen by someone robbing the judge's car, and the finance organisation FMO wrote one of the gross reports that doesn't try much to really look like it cares about human rights. This and other news, read on..

A Formal Response to California’s Death With Dignity Act Legislation (tags)

Recently a major and moral decision was made to quell California legislature as to whether people suffering with terminal illness should have the right to die with dignity. Democrats did not have enough votes although the legislation might come back later in the year? To the extent that there was much of a debate in the news it has been one-sided with a chorus of status quo preventivists. Religion has once again slammed up common sense and compassion

Pacific Radio Discovers Audio Of Speech by Dr King To London Audience (tags)

Pacific Radio has discovered audio tape of a speech Dec 7 1964 Dr Martin Luther King gave in London days before his acceptance of the Nobel Peace Prize as the youngest recipient ever at that time. It is in audio at http://democracynow.org and in text at http://pacificradioarchives.org

Revised: Michael Brown Story Killed All Focus To Semitic Hate Crimes in Gaza (January 4, 2 (tags)

In the first week of August heat was really coming to boil over massive and blatant war crimes perpetrated by Israelis against Palestinian civilians in Gaza this summer of 2014. Even Benjamin Netanyahu was busy contacting supposedly our U. S. Congress-people then in early August to shield his-self, and his likes, from war crime allegations and potential tribunals. Suddenly along came to the media radar Michael Brown’s death just when the world was in a real uproar about repeated violence and blatant attacks on civilians and children —knowing intuitively such attacks were deliberate crimes.

Sarswati Help Us (tags)

Misogyny rising

Pussy Riot Propaganda Is For Naïve Americans (tags)

Pussy Riot, a Russian female punk band of recent notoriety, very much seems to have one tunnel vision goal—at least as reported to Western audiences by Western media—and that is to discredit and defame Russian President Vladimir Putin. The band name ‘riot’ is not hard to understand, as their supposed “art form” resembles a riot, as punk music often enough does; but it is more anti-music in its ear-splitting aggression. Behind scenes of this shallow morality play …lays larger political stories, pseudo-stories, propaganda, foreign inspired revolutions with plenty of American tax money being circulated to bribe public relations schemes and more lately accusations that even NGOs that supposedly care about human rights and the environment have been infiltrated to the point that their real mission is to engage in propaganda operations.

NATO's propaganda outlet for progressives - The Guardian's board members (tags)

It is completely disingenuous for anyone to suggest that the Guardian reports on Edward Snowden's revelations are much more than a carefully managed propaganda exercise deployed in the internal power struggle of the US-Anglo elite about how best to manage their declining global power and influence. Likewise, it is absurd to suggest that the Guardian editors are implementing a "publish and be damned" policy, as Guardian writer Glenn Greenwald has suggested, when it is inconceivable that their editorial policy on publishing Edward Snowden's material will not have been closely coordinated on the basis of the Board's relations with colleagues in the British government, in British intelligence and in the US-Anglo corporate sector.

Liberal Agenda for More Gun Control Tied to a Totalitarian Agenda (tags)

The political agenda regarding foreign policy, stenographed by the lamestream media, is to continue to spend American resources on what is still far too much for Israel’s objectives (such as war with Syria and Iran), and at more great costs to our tax revenues. Certain industries and banker investors found such misadventures, as illegal wars, in the Middle East to be cash cows, equally parasitically bleeding America on the whole; as these goings-on continue to motivate more dismantlement of American Constitutional liberties here at home (in order to get away with their forms of betrayal (treason) to our founding fathers’ American Creed (which is not protecting the Holy Land) and to true interests of the American peoples. We now continue to live within a tyranny of corrupt betrayal. So to ban the personal right to own rapid-fire weapons here in the United States could happen within this significant context of an ever-evolving totalitarian reality that continues to wrap its dangerous tentacles around our quickly dying freedoms.

Chavez: Visionary Leader Extraordinaire (tags)

Chavez

Liberals Are Being Dishonest On Gun Control (tags)

There are few things more dangerous to a nation’s citizenry than when its leaders decide to turn on their own or selected groupings of their own people. Tyrants should be feared far more than various types of weapons—especially when tyrants have no restrictions on their selection of weapons. The progressive idea of the 2nd Amendment was a notion that common people should have the right to defend themselves against tyrannical governments (including and especially their own who could turn on them). THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AND ITS CURRENT DYSFUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH ISRAEL DOES NOT WARRANT TRUST ENOUGH FOR THE AMERICAN CITIZENRY TO HANDOVER GUNS TO THIS CORRUPTED STATUS QUO.

World Premiere of Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

On October 6, the new film "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be making its world premiere at the Mill Valley Film Festival, and then begin touring around the world. We interview two of the filmmakers.

Sign the Petition for Trayvon Martin: Arrest the Killer George Zimmerman (tags)

The horror of racism in this backward country is again front and center with the 2/26/12 killing of an unarmed teenager, Trayvon Martin, in Florida, by an obviously criminally insane self-appointed vigilante, George Zimmerman, who has not yet been arrested for obvious murder, and the lack of notification of next of kin of Martin's death until his relatives filed a Missing Person Report. Please sign the petition to the district attorney, attorney general, police chief and Attorney General Eric Holder to have George Zimmerman arrested.

Time Protestor Person of the Year (tags)

Even if editorial staff at Time magazine dubbed “the Protestor” as this year’s “Person-of-the-Year” doesn’t necessarily mean people at the Time, or it’s backstage managers, has garnered much appreciation or respect for “personhood” of the average outspoken dissenter. Likely they surveyed the landscape and realized the inevitable conclusion—2011 has had a lot of ubiquitous protestation around the world. So then an inevitable conclusion became refreshingly obvious—popular dissent is here all over as many status quos are being challenged.

Democracy Now! Co-Host Gonzalez Speaks in San Diego (tags)

"Democracy Now!" co-host Juan Gonzalez spoke in San Diego October 24 as part of a whirlwind tour in support of his new book, "News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media." He made two main points in his talk: that there are three "strains" of American media — the corporate mainstream, the white alternative or "rebel" press, and media owned and controlled by people of color; and that since the 1840's the U.S. government has regulated every technological change in the media in a way that favors the interests of giant corporations over ordinary people.

Democracy Now!: Occupy Wall Street Protest Enters Second Week; 80 Arrested (tags)

Democracy Now! reports from ?Liberty Plaza? on the ongoing Occupy Wall Street protest, including their attempt to build up their own media. At the end of the segment, Amy Goodman references "Occupy Los Angeles".

Libya: It Ain't Over Till It's Over (tags)

anti-war

Dancing With Dynamite --An interview with Ben Dangl (tags)

Video-interviewed by Angola 3 News this week while touring the SF Bay Area with his new book Dancing With Dynamite (AK Press), author Benjamin Dangl argues that “because South American social movements have been so successful in the past decade, I think it is important to learn and understand what’s been successful and to apply those strategies and tactics here, where we are facing very similar challenges.”

Libya: Is Washington Pushing for Civil War to Justify a US-NATO Military Intervention? (tags)

“There is now talk about a “humanitarian intervention” in Libya, similar to Yugoslavia and Iraq. A “no-fly zone” over Libya has been mentioned, as has NATO military intervention. The aims behind such statements are not humanitarian, but are intended to justify foreign interference, which could potentially lead to an invasion. Should this come to fruition, Libya would become an occupied country. Its resources would be plundered and its assets privatized and controlled by foreign corporations as in the case of Iraq. Today, in Libya and the Arab World the ghosts of Omar Mukhtar and Saladin are still very much alive and active. Getting rid of Gaddafi and his sons alone is not the solution. The entire corrupt system of governance in Libya and the culture of political corruption must be dismantled. At the same time, however, foreign interference or domination should also not be allowed to take root in Libya. If the Libyan people are mobilized and steadfast, they can fight such schemes.”

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-

HURRAY for courageous Wikileakers (tags)

Wki-leaks has done what many of us wish we could... OPEN UP THE WORLD OF misinformation, lies, deceits, manipulations, fake diplomacy, propaganda and allllll that is spoken, written that is "not in our name" appropriate. Wow, some of us are very impressed and want these computer workers SUPPORTED, complimented, helped, and given any and every service or help we can each offer... to keep them doing the good work they have been so dedicated to providing to all "the people" including "the American People" too... good ! work ! help protect and increase Free Speech as exposure is not intended to harm but REVEAL what is being done for us that is hurtful and against most of us.

CORPORATE MEDIA IS COMING TO HOME (tags)

Capital’s most severe crisis in seventy years ought to be a moment of significant opportunity for the left. But as the right mobilizes disgruntled Americans via its vast radio, television, web, and print empires, the one mass medium available to the left is driving out its best and brightest.

at privatized public debate, Green Party candidate arrested for "trespassing" (tags)

The Green Party candidate for governor, Laura Wells, was cited for trespassing and ordered to appear in court on election day.

San Diego Activists Turn Out to Support Bradley Manning (tags)

San Diego’s progressive community turned out for a downtown rally September 19 in support of Bradley Manning, alleged leaker of the 90,000 pages of documents about the war in Afghanistan and the so-called “Collateral Murder” video of a U.S. attack on civilians in Iraq in 2007, who’s currently being held awaiting trial in an Army brig. Law professor Marjorie Cohn, anti-war veteran Chuck Wynette and other speakers called for Manning to be set free whether he leaked the papers or not.

In His Own Words: [KPFK] Candidate Chris Bayard Condon (tags)

the new Pacifica??? Copied this from TakeBackKPFK.org

WIKILEAKS needs every thinking person's SUPPORT please (tags)

check out http://www.democracynow.org/ for recent interviews with WIKIPEDIA's spokesperson. The questions and answers are clear, pertinent, informative and more than mass media ever gives us.

The Rebirth of Economic Thought from the Ashes of the Crisis (tags)

Reagan announced the state was "the problem" for the functioning of the economy. State action could not solve economic problems. The latest reality of economic crisis thoroughly destroyed the neoclassical theses. The crisis showed its ideological limitation and conditionality.

Emergency Brake for Speculators (tags)

The private indebtedness brought about by unscrupulous financial managers mainly in the US was almost completely transferred to state budgets.

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.

Helicopter massacre is the Mai Lai of Iraq. (tags)

It must be exposed because the same is going on in Afghanistan and Pakistan every week.

Montcoal, WV; Massey Energy Cited 1,300 Times For Safety Violations (tags)

Following the recent cave in of a coal mine in Montcoal, WV evidence shows that despite over 1,300 safey violations Massey CEO Don Blankenship failed to act as needed to provide workers with a safe work environment. Once again profit placed over human lives by short-sighted CEO of Massey. The current body count of 25 miners with four still missing shows neglecting safety can have tragic consequences.

2/25 - Call Congress; "NO 3X Nuclear Loan Program!" (tags)

Pres. Obama's energy plan includes tripling the loan guarantee program to build several new nuclear reactors to the amount of 54 billion dollars. All that extra money taxpayers have falling out of their pockets can now be used to prop up the nuclear industry instead of researching truly green energy sources like wind, solar, etc..., More of the same, or did someone say change?

Resistance to 2010 Olympics site down (tags)

The website dedicated to resisting the 2010 Olympics in occupied Coast Salish territories, http://no2010.com/, has gone off line.

MLK: Beyond Vietnam - A Time to Break Silence (tags)

"Non-violence or non-existence is the choice. The whole world is doomed if we don't deliver people from long years of poverty. The pharaoh kept slaves fighting one another. When slaves get together, that is the beginning of freedom. There is a fire that no water can put out.."

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on How to Tackle Climate Change (tags)

"Obama is a big frustration. In my opinion, Obama can become one of the biggest frustrations in the history for many people, not for me, but the people of the United States that voted for him and saw him as a symbol of hope for change. But he has given continually to the most aggressive Bush policies, the imperialist policies. Amy Goodman: What example of that? President Hugo Chavez: [translated] The war. I told Obama, when he took the initiative to come visit us in the Summit of the Americas—we talked for a few minutes. I told him, “Obama, let’s work for peace in Colombia. That’s what I am proposing. Let’s get a team together to analyze the problem.” But absolutely nothing. He is now installing seven military bases in Colombia. That’s just one example. And in Iraq and Afghanistan, policies of war. Guantanamo, it is a great frustration. And I feel sorry, not for me. You are from the United States. I feel sorry for you, because you deserve a government that takes care of the problems of the people of the United States and stops thinking about dominating the rest of the world and just governs over the United States, eradicates the problems of the United States, the poverty, the inequality, which gets bigger every day, the unemployment, families on the street, homeless, without Social Security, diseases. I wish for you to get a government that truly takes care of you first and then works towards peace for the rest of the world."

Ben Carnes on the film "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier" (tags)

In advance of his appearance this week at an L.A. screening of "Warrior: The Life of Leonard Peltier," Ben Carnes of the Leonard Peltier Defense Offense Committee discussed that film, Leonard Peltier, and a variety of other Native American issues.

Targeting Muslim Charities in America (tags)

the face of a police state

How You Can Save Pacifica (tags)

Further Reflections on the Crisis and How to Solve It How You Can Save Pacifica

Dr. Helen Caldicott Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Dr. Helen Caldicott, a powerful international activist against nuclear weapons and nuclear power for over a quarter-century, spoke at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego October 23 and painted a picture of global warming as an imminent apocalypse that requires immediate action to develop alternative energy sources and stop using fossil fuels. She also denounced the public-relations campaigns aimed at convincing people that global warming isn't a threat, and said climate-change deniers like Rush Limbaugh directly threaten the survival of the earth and therefore should not be allowed to broadcast.

Toward an Understanding of the Causes of KPFK's Conflict: A Voters' Guide (tags)

Looking for the truth at KPFK? Check this out, by a long-time insider. Read this, and get your ballot in by Thursday.

Amy Goodman and her mother Dorothy (tags)

Photo of Democracy Now! Host Amy Goodman and her mother Dorothy Bock Goodman who died on Monday, Oct 5, 2009.

Amy Goodman's mother dies (tags)

In case you have not heard...Amy's wonderful mother Dorothy died on Monday... Dorothy Bock Goodman GOODMAN - Dorothy Bock, 79, of Setauket, NY. Beloved mother, grandmother, aunt, wife, friend, died October 5, 2009. She is survived by her children Steven, Amy, David and Daniel, five grandchildren, and predeceased by her husband George. She made the world a better place. Funeral Service Thursday, October 8, 1pm, at I.J. Morris Funeral Home, Dix Hills, NY.

THE NEWS CRISIS AT PACIFICA (tags)

An unholy alliance of truthists, sectarians, and voting system fanatics, led by an unwilling reject of the Church of Scientology, have used the new governance structure to take control of the commanding heights of Pacifica’s management.

Protest scumbag Honduran coup lobbyist (tags)

LANNY DAVIS, ldavis@orrick.com, Pres. Clinton's "Special Council" is lobbying Congress in support of the military coup in Honduras. Supporters of democracy should contact his firm in protest.

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez Issue Letter of Dissatisfaction with WBAI (Pacifica) Changes (tags)

Amy and Juan express dismay at the firing of Bernard White: "Given Bernard's decades of dedication and devotion to 'BAI , the way he was treated lacked basic human consideration." Regarding the change in broadcast time of Democracy Now! on WBAI, they write, "This decision disturbs us deeply and we ask that it be reconsidered." " ..... we urge that the scheduling of Democracy Now (should) not be used as a weapon by the current management of WBAI against its opponents."

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh claims U.S. operating secret (tags)

Seymour Hersh created a stir last month when he said the Bush administration ran an executive assassination ring that reported directly to Vice President Dick Cheney.

VIDEO: Riki Ott speaks with Amy Goodman (tags)

Alaskans are still reeling 20 years after the Exxon-Valdez oil spill of 11 million gallons. Riki Ott speaks with Amy Goodman about lingering harm and corporate personhood. A 28th amendment separating corporations and the state is as vital as the amendment separating church and state.

Free Gaza Activists Welcomed Home as Heroes, then Join Protest Against Israeli War (tags)

After spending six months in Gaza and Cyprus working tirelessly to defy the Israeli blockade of the Palestinian territory and defend Palestinians from military attacks, two San Jose residents found upon their return that the protests that they had helped start had mushroomed a hundred-fold in response to Israel’s invasion of Gaza.

KPFK: SECRET DEALS AND CHICKEN THIEVES: THE RAID ON KPFK (tags)

A WELL FINANCED LIBERAL FACTION HAS BOUGHT CONTROL OF THE KPFK BOARD AND IS USING ITS POWER TO SHOCK THE NETWORK INTO ACCEPTING A SUB-PRIME LOAN ON THE KPFK BUILDING, AND TO PROMOTE CORPORATE UNDERWRITING OF WHICH WILL LEAD TO THE MAINSTREAMING OF PACIFICA PROGRAMMING

Democracy Now, discriminación luguista y ataques a Indymedia (tags)

El conocido boletín Democracy Now, que apoyó sin reservas la candidatura del obispo Fernando Lugo, viene realizando una sospechosa campaña de discriminaciones y amedrentamiento.

American Media Censors Muntader al-Zaidi Statement About Acting for those Killed (tags)

Google News Shows One Hit for his statement

Civil Rights on the Chopping Block (tags)

"What a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive." --W. Shakespeare

Martial law threat? Rep.Brad Sherman/DN! expose (tags)

California Congressman Brad Sherman says threats were made to instigate martial law if the Wall Street bailout was not passed. Democarcy NOW! Army Col.Micheal Boatner & THE PROGRESSIVE's editor Mathew Rothschild re: deployment of US troops inside the U.S.

'Alternative Nobels' go to indy journalist Amy Goodman, activists (tags)

A U.S. journalist Amy Goodman, a Swiss-born doctor and activists from India and Somalia were named on Wednesday as this year's winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the "alternative Nobel."

Wall Street Socialists (tags)

The Wall Street debacle is bipartisan. High-rolling gamblers after losing all their banks' money are coming to taxpayers for bailouts. The economy is being sacrificed to save the gamblers (Michael Hudson).

INTERVIEW: New British Film About Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

For the first time since the film's US Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last January, "In Prison My Whole Life" will be shown to a US audience.

RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)

If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.

Fascistic New Normal in St. Paul (tags)

August 29, St. Paul, Minnesota. Police in full riot gear raided the “RNC Welcoming Committee” (which described itself as “an anarchist/anti-authoritarian organizing body preparing for the 2008 Republican National Convention”) This raid, referred to in the media as a “pre-emptive strike,” marked the beginning of a weekend of terror and intimidation brought down by the state on activists, organizers, protestors, and journalists throughout the four-day span of the Republican National Convention.

The RNC’S Outrageous Assault on Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, and Alternative Media... (tags)

Revolution Newspaper writer Larry Everest takes on the attack on alternative media at the RNC. This is what imperialist democracy looks like!

Vying To Be Toughest (tags)

Both candidates promise permanent imperial wars.

Delivery of 50,000 Letters Demanding St. Paul Drop Charges Against Journalists (tags)

On Friday morning, local advocates and independent journalists will deliver more that 50,000 petitions to St. Paul City Hall calling on Mayor Chris Coleman and local law enforcement officials to drop all charges against journalists arrested while covering protests outside the Republican National Convention.

"The End of the World and I Feel Fine" (tags)

We need to overcome the illusions. It is up to us to protect our people from police state tactics.

ACTION: Amy Goodman & 2 DN! Producers Arrested at RNC! (tags)

Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ

Journalists including DN! producer targeted by FBI in St. Paul (tags)

According to I-Witness reporter Eileen Clancy, an FBI agent came to Mike Whalen's house on Iglehart Avenue this morning, looking for an individual who was not present at the time. This afternoon, police broke into the house with guns drawn, detaining Whalen and the journalists for hours as dozens of reporters from all over the country stood outside, kept on the opposite side of the street by police orders. The six people inside the house—and one legal observer who came outside to try to talk to police—were handcuffed during the search of the house.

Nader Tonight FSTV & Tomorrow DN! (tags)

Denver tonight 6 p.m. University of Denver Magness Arena. Sean Penn, Tom Morello, Cindy Sheehan, Jello Biafra, Ralph Nader and Matt Gonzalez will be there. Standing up to the corporate two-party controlled debate commission. Calling for an opening up of the Presidential debates.

Temps and Time Needed 4 Melting Steel of WTC Towers (tags)

With GW Bush regime's frequent and persistant patterns of deceit used to justify invasion of Iraq, why believe the official version of 9/11 Commission on the WTC bombings??

Life is Gift, not Possession (tags)

In "Kaspar Hauser," Jacob Wassermann describes a town suffering under a long drought. With the wells dry, the town becomes enmeshed in violence and recrimination until a little boy plays so beautifully on his flute that water rises again in the wells.

KPFK Talk Show Host Lila Garrett Used Air Time to Propagandize Slate Mailer Faction (tags)

Controversial KPFK Talk Show Host Lila Garrett praised and claimed major KPFK progress by the slate mailer Local Station Board faction. Faction opponents disagree and dispute the propriety of her using air time to promote faction candidates.

Offical response to allegations of censorship of Demoracy Now at KPFK. (tags)

Offical response to allegations of censorship of Demoracy Now at KPFK.

KPFK Listener Outrage at Censorship of Ralph Nader's Interview by Amy Goodman at 9 a.m. (tags)

KPFK ran a second hour of Uprising at 9 a.m. and preempted Amy Goodman's interview with Ralph Nader on Democracy Now. Some observers think censoring Nader during fund raising is stupid.

True to form, the Goodmans provide a fig leaf for the Democrats (tags)

Article from wsws questions Amy Goodman for providing pro-war Democrats an excuse and letting them off easy for tagging along with GW Bush and their continued funding for the Iraq war..

Osama: Palestinian Cause Was 'Main Factor' for 9/11 (tags)

Excellent panel discussion on the Middle East airing tonight on C-SPAN 2 at 8 PM on the west coast and at 11 PM on the east coast

Why All of Our Efforts Won’t Stop an Attack on Iran (tags)

Why All of Our Efforts Won’t Stop an Attack on Iran

Amy Goodman: The Single-Payer Solution (tags)

As the media coverage of the Democratic presidential race continues to focus on lapel pins and pastors, America is ailing. As I travel around the country, I find people are angry and motivated. Like Dr. Rocky White, a physician from a conservative, evangelical background who practices in rural Alamosa, Colo.

Iraq Soldiers to Testify about War Crimes at Winter Soldier (tags)

To listen to the parts of the historic Winter Soldier broadcast in Southern California, tune into Pacifica Radio's KPFK at 90.7 FM in Los Angeles and 98.7 FM in Santa Barbara. You can hear the full broadcast online at www.warcomeshome.org. The broadcast runs from 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Friday, March 14th, 6am-4pm Pacific time (9am-7pm Eastern time) on Saturday, March 15th, to 7am-1pm Pacific time (10am-4pm Eastern time) on Sunday, March 16th.

Haiti Event Marks Four Years Since the Coup Against Aristide (tags)

“[P]eople in Haiti tell us that all of this stuff has an impact. The more people are doing in other counties, even small events like this one, have an impact because the word is starting to get out to people. So any small thing that you can do really helps.” – Margaret Prescod

Joseph Stiglitz on "Democracy Now" Friday 2/29 (tags)

Professor Stiglitz will be interviewed by Amy Goodman on "Democracy Now" Friday 2/29.

The Republican Candidate (4 and 5) (tags)

If this is a subject of interest to you, in the United States today there are five Cuban prisoners, separated one from the other by thousands of miles. They have no area that can be sarcastically called the “Hanoi Hilton”. Their suffering and the injustice of which they are victims will be known the world over; don't doubt it for a minute

What Mumia Abu-Jamal Never Learned (tags)

On the eve of the United States premiere of In Prison My Whole Life at the Sundance Festival on January 20-25, the battle for the life and freedom of Mumia Abu-Jamal heats up in the news media and the streets of far-flung cities while he awaits a crucial appellate court ruling and prepares to publish his sixth book from death row. Media activists present photographic evidence disproving the case against him.

Traces of the Authoritarian Personality in the Three Abrahamic Religions (subtitle of enti (tags)

We will examine whether terror is institutionalized in the psychology of some religions. There are many interesting and provocative ideas discussed. Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc.

Sept 11=zionist job (tags)

mossad participated in 9/11

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.")

WHEN GOD BECAME THE TERRORIST: Traces of the Authoritarian Personality in the Three Abrah (tags)

Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc. It has something of interest to many inquiring minds. Ideas here will not likely be easily dismissed—irrespective of one’s stance.

When God Became the Terrorist (tags)

Arguably, this work is as controversial as it is timely. Such an intelligence estimate, if you will, would not have been written had it not related to many important and critical political issues and crises of our day (particularly as related to dominant “cultural clashes” as so framed by various think-tanks). But this work also significantly relates to political theory, history, criminal justice, jurisprudence, as well as social and political psychology etc. It has something of interest to many inquiring minds.

NYC Indymedia Totally Bans My Articles from Publication (tags)

In the quiet secrecy of what seems to be a conspiratorial siege mentality NYC Indymedia has unofficially but secretly banned my writing from being published on the Open News Wire entirely.

For Whom the Bell’s Palsy Tolls (tags)

Bell’s palsy. It hit suddenly a month ago. I had just stepped off a plane in New York, and my friend noticed the telltale sagging lip. It felt like Novocain. I raced to the emergency room. The doctors prescribed a weeklong course of steroids and antivirals. The following day it got worse. I had to make a decision: Do I host “Democracy Now!,” our daily news broadcast, on Monday? I could speak perfectly well, and I’m tired of seeing women (and men) on TV who look like they just stepped off the set of “Dynasty.” Maybe if they see a person they trust to deliver the news, still there, but just looking a little lopsided, it might change their view of friends and family-or strangers, for that matter-who are struggling with some health issue.Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia anyone can edit, stated that I had suffered a stroke.

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)

Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)

Edwards Veers Hard Right, Supports Escalating Middle East Conflicts (tags)

During a speech at the Herzliya Conference, a major international gathering dedicated to Israeli security and diplomatic issues, Edwards stuck to his hawkish positions on Iran.”—The Jewish Daily/Forward John Edwards promised to be a progressive candidate, but he now appears to be a devotee of the Democratic Leadership Council who is obviously under the heady ether of the Israel Lobby.

Roostin' chickens or sittin' ducks in WTC on 9/11?? (tags)

The continued claims by "leftist" gatekeepers that the GW Bush regime's 9/11 commission reports are factual and there was no government complicity in the WTC collapse is becoming increasingly suspect..

amiri baraka on democracy now! (tags)

On 40th Anniversary of Newark Rebellion, a Look Back at Historic Unrest that Changed the Nation

Los jueces en la mira, deliberan sobre el futuro de Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Después de la audiencia del 17 de mayo en Filadelfia los jueces tardarán en ordenar un nuevo juicio, la ejecución o cadena perpetua para Mumia Abu-Jamal. El periodista recibe apoyo internacional y mensajes de otros presos políticos, incluso Leonard Peltier.

Tomorrow! Worldwide demonstrations against the terrorist Posada (tags)

The people's mobilization is important to expose not only the U.S. government's hypocrisy of its "war on terror" but its active role in backing the Miami terrorists like Posada for over 45 years. More important than ever is the need for us to raise high the demand of immediate freedom for the Cuban Five Heroes...

Reassigned LAPD Cmdr. Gray Gave Orders to Shoot Protesters in 2000 (tags)

Commander Gray, who was reassigned from Central Division, was the individual who gave the order to shoot people with less lethal weapons in October 22, 2000. And, you know, the city wound up paying a little over a million dollars for all the cases that resulted from that.

Shaikh Ahamed Yassin Assassination, The Three-Year Anniversary (tags)

In Brussels, the European Union condemned Israel's "extra-judicial killing" as illegal and likely to further inflame violence.

Sports Figures Call for Gary Tyler's Freedoom (tags)

Tommie Smith and John Carlos were part of the most dynamic moment in the history of sports and struggle when they raised their black-gloved fists at the 1968 Olympics. Lee Evans was also a gold medal winner at those Olympics and a leader of the Olympic Project for Human Rights. Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a top-ranked boxer who spent almost twenty years in prison for a triple homicide before being exonerated after an international campaign to win his freedom. Jim "Bulldog" Bouton and Bill "Spaceman" Lee were all-star pitchers for the Yankees and Red Sox who told uncomfortable truths about both society and the game that they love. Etan Thomas plays for the NBA's Washington Wizards and stands in the tradition of the previous generation of political athletes. Together, they and other sports figures are are asking Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco for the release of Gary Tyler. Read the statement to see how Tyler's quest for justice has brought these and other extraordinary figures from the world of sports together.

Photos of the March on the Pentagon 3-17-07 (tags)

Images of Resistance to the terrorists who now control our government.

How Barack Obama learned to love Israel (tags)

Obama offered not a single word of criticism of Israel, of its relentless settlement and wall construction, of the closures that make life unlivable for millions of Palestinians.

Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration (tags)

DEEPA FERNANDES is the host of the popular morning show, “Wakeup call” on Pacifica radio station WBAI in New York City. Her award-winning radio features have aired on the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times, and the New York Amsterdam News. Targeted, her first book, is the result of four years of research collecting narratives from immigrants as well as human rights groups, community organizers and lawyers who are challenging the Bush Administration's policies.

Israeli minister: IOF troops might invade Gaza (tags)

Nazareth - An Israeli minister on Sunday said that his army might venture into the Gaza Strip in a large-scale invasion targeting Hamas leaders and institutions. Jan 28, 2007, 14:51

TAKE ACTION: War Crimes Suit Filed Against Rumsfeld (tags)

Attorneys with the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a war crimes lawsuit today in Germany against outgoing Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, and other high-ranking U.S. officials, for their role in the torture of prisoners in Iraq and Guantanamo. Read the full article… http://www.democracynow.org/article.pl?sid=06/11/14/1517243

LSB: the listener's voice at KPFA (Pacifica Radio) (tags)

Descent into the gnarly tangle: the epidemiology of advanced parliamentarianism at KPFA--a yearlong empirical study in causes and possible treatments

Pacifica Radio--the old regime's legacy at KPFA (tags)

The slow motion takeover of KPFA began in 1992 and reached its climax in 1999. During those years, the highjackers recruited assistants, trained proteges and created a culture which permeates the station to this day. It's the background of today's ongoing struggle at KPFA's Local Station Board (LSB).

How Military Recruiters Pitch to Latinos: PowerPoint Racism (tags)

According to this racializing model, "right-brain" irrational Hispanics, unsuited for "America's system of education," will vote their way into Karl Rove's projected Republican majority, and for decades to come fill the ranks of the lowest echelons of the service sector, the prison system, and the combat units of America's imperial army. Were he alive today Che Guevara, whom a CIA operative once described as "fairly intellectual for a Latin," would undoubtedly be asking progressive Latinos what they plan to do about it.

Thai Military Leaders Stage Military Coup (tags)

In Thailand, military leaders have staged a bloodless coup, suspending the constitution and declaring martial law. We go to the capital Bangkok to get reaction on the ground.

MP3 AUDIO: Amy and David Goodman at Skylight Books (tags)

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“Good Night, and Good Luck” -- WMD, NIST, Popular Mechanics, 9/11 and Media Crimes (tags)

BBC1 Television, near 9/11/2001, interviewed 9/11 author and theologian, David Ray Griffin. What caught my attention was another guest (a writer for a prominent British newspaper) who scoffed at considering challenges to the official story of 9/11, because US media is so vast and free that if there were problems with the official story, he'd have heard about it via US media. There is a 9/11 cover up occurring.

STOPPING WW3 - We're all we got, Baby! (tags)

Easy actions anyone can take to prevent future US pre-emptive agressive war.

56 vanish from Baghdad (tags)

56 vanish from Baghdad

Mexican Concentration Camps (tags)

How will the American government deport 4 million illegal immigrants?

Rod Coronado: Howling Like a Wild Wolf: Overcoming Fear and Undermining the Invader (tags)

It's hard to judge the radical environmental movement by the last 25 years, but if I had to, I'd say that I'm very disappointed. Twenty years ago, when I discovered the Earth First! movement, I thought that the generation of Earth warriors I shared this country with had a fighting chance.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (1/11/06) (tags)

Military tribunals resuming at Guantanamo Bay.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/02/05) (tags)

1,000th person executed in US since 1977

Bob Woodward - Junkyard Spy? (tags)

Bob Woodward of "Watergate" fame, who recently interjected himself in to the "Plame-gate" scandal, worked as a "gatekeeper" for the Office of Naval Intelligence [ONI], the Pentagon, the CIA and the White House while serving in the Navy, before he joined the Washington Post in late1971 . He may have been "carrying water" for his former Pentagon bosses in the Watergate scandal. Is he now doing the same for neo-cons?

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/30/05) (tags)

Rexamining another completely ridiculous "flight 175" video clip. (attn: IMC, this is a repost because first attempt is unreadable.)

MT Karthik, former KPFK news director, interview (tags)

Embracing the Gadfly Interview with MT Karthik by Marc Herbst From the new Issue of the Journal of Aesthetics and Protest

News Junkie Scott's Blog (10/21/05) (tags)

Beware Senate Bill 1873.

Two responses to Chavez' supporters (tags)

* Interventions in a debate on Venezuela and the government of Hugo Chavez. LASolidarity mailing list

George Galloway/Christopher Hitchens Debate Streaming Live on Wed. (tags)

Two years after the invasion of Iraq, British MP George Galloway and journalist Christopher Hitchens will debate the causes and consequences of the Iraq war at Baruch College in New York City. Moderated by Amy Goodman.

Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? (tags)

A post-election headline from the Akron Beacon Journal cites a critical report by twelve prominent social scientists and statisticians, reporting: "Analysis Points to Election ‘Corruption': Group Says Chance of Exit Polls Being So Wrong in '04 Vote is One-in-959,000." Citing "Ohio's Odd Numbers," investigative reporter Christopher Hitchens, a Bush supporter, says in Vanity Fair: "Given what happened in that key state on Election Day 2004, both democracy and common sense cry out for a court-ordered inspection of its new voting machines."

Voices of Resistance: Bloomington, Indiana (tags)

How many resolutions were passed against the invasion of Iraq? 100 or more? In times like these when neoconservatives and the extreme right dominate the legislature, execu-tive and judiciary, it is very important for the community to make a local comment.

Mark Felt Hinted at Exotic Antigravity Project? (tags)

Woodward: Deep Throat Leads to "Fantastic" Discovery

Lacking Brains or Just Fearfull? (tags)

Some indymedia writers (or those on Resist.ca or axisoflogic.com) sound like they make sense – very few actually show any understanding of the problems that the world faces - and fewer seem to have any ability to begin to conceptualize solutions!

Amy Goodman's 'Empire' (tags)

Amy Goodman didn't know if anyone was listening. It was the morning of September 11, 2001, and the host of the muckraking radio news program Democracy Now! was broadcasting from her studio in a converted firehouse just blocks from the World Trade Center. She was hunched over her microphone, intent on painting an audio portrait of the "horrific scene of explosions and fires," but the truth was she didn't know if anyone could hear her.

Chevron y Shell's particiaption in Ogoni y Ilaje genocide (tags)

The Ogoni and Ilaje people's lives in the Niger River delta were taken too soon by the corporate thugs hired by Chevron-Texaco/Shell..

Fear and Loathing in Portland: On Internet Security and Privacy Today (tags)

"Something is happening here, But you don't know what it is, Do you, Mr. Jones?" -- Bob Dylan With FBI swooping down to subpeona server logs at anarchist websites, I knew that Stein knew this was no time for games. But as always he was tangled up with censors who seem, worldwide, to instinctively try to blot him out before he riled the masses. I journeyed from Boulder to his little hacienda in the sun and interviewed him for Colo Indymedia...and soon was so stoned I had to agree with every word he said as he spelled out some of the problems facing the left as the goons in Washington ran roughshod over our civil liberties... gOnZo jOuRnAlIzM from the oLd sKoOl

Thurs. 3/31: Pablo Paredes & Javier Couso Join Amy Goodman Live in LA (tags)

Javier Couso Joins Amy Goodman Live in LA Brother of Jose Couso, the Spanish cameraman killed when a US military tank fired on the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad nearly two years ago. Javier is in the United States to call for an independent investigation into the death of his brother and the prosecution of those responsible.

Thurs. 3/31 7pm: Brother of Slain Spanish Journalist Jose Couso Joins Amy Goodman in LA (tags)

An Evening with Amy Goodman, award-winning journalist, host of Democracy Now! and author of the best-selling book, The Exception to the Rulers. Joined by Javier Cosou, brother of Spanish Journalist killed at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq

Through a Glass Darkly: Scott Ritter's Raw Story Interview (tags)

Eric David Stein critiques Scott Ritters latest comments on the neocons and the possibility of a terrorist attack in the US, suggesting that Ritter's views carry serious political liabilities.

Remembering Rachel, Recognizing Oppression (tags)

SUMMARY:The West Coastrecently hosted a visit by Amy Goodman, spurring some debate but widespread admiration. On Wednesday March 16, Democracy now spotlights the Corrie killing, also hotly debated in these parts. Stein asks if we recognize "sowing of bitterness, suspicion and intolerance as crimes in themselves".

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:

BECKY'S BRAIN!!: An Amazing 'Interview' With Becky Johnson of Santa Cruz, by J. Anderson (tags)

This often humorous 'interview' with Becky Johnson of Santa Cruz (google her) was taken from a SC-IMC thread. ( http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/update/index.php ) It was such an amazing exchange that I thought it should explicitly be given its own very special place as a separate article. HANG ON!! You're headed into the incredible matrix of Bekcy's brain!!

HAITI SPEAKING TOUR (tags)

Come see Journalist Kevin Pina speak and show clips from his new documentary "Haiti: The Betrayal of Democracy". Kevin broke the story of the U.S. kidnapping and coup of Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide in February of 2004 and has been on Pacifica Radio's "Democracy Now" numerous times.

David Rovics in Concert (tags)

David Rovics, one of our strongest voices, is singing on March 4 in Claremont, CA, and on March 6 in the SF Valley at the Onion (unitarian church). No pics or videos

Broadcast Your News (tags)

We will broadcast your documentary. Alternate Focus announces a call for Middle East-related documentaries.

Amy Goodman Interviews Gore Vidal (tags)

GORE VIDAL: I don't see much future for the United States, and I put it on economic grounds. Forget moral grounds. We're far beyond any known morality, and we are embarked upon a kind of war against the rest of the world. I think that the thing that will save us, and it will probably come pretty fast, when they start monkeying around with Social Security, that will cause unrest. Meanwhile, the costs of the wars the cost of rebuilding the cities immediately after we knock them down

The Age of PsyOps: 911 and Bush's Second Inauguration (tags)

Loughrey argues that the US national media is employing PsyOps to control the general population.

Witnesses Say U.S. Marines Fatally Shot Spanish Journalist in Haiti (tags)

We speak with Spanish journalist Jesus Martin who traveled to Haiti earlier this year to pay tribute to his slain friend and colleague, Ricardo Ortega, who was fatally shot in the chest while he was covering a street protest.

TRANSCRIPT: Interview with Gary Webb in 1998 Re-Broadcast Today on Democracy Now! (tags)

Gary Webb, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter who wrote a series of stories linking the CIA to crack cocaine trafficking in Los Angeles, is dead at age 49. We hear an 1998 interview with Gary Webb on Democracy Now! and we speak with his colleague, veteran investigative journalist Robert Parry. [includes rush transcript]

Preserving a Living History: A Day for the Pacifica Radio Archives (tags)

Preserving a Living History: A Day for the Pacifica Radio Archives' All-Day (13-hour) National Simulcast Broadcast on Thursday, December 2, 2004 on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles from 6AM- 7PM

One Hundred New Pirate Radio Stations… (tags)

I interviewed several micro-radio activists about the recent raids on Free Radio Santa Cruz and how it affects them. We dicussed what makes pirate radio fun, what makes it hard, why it is such a threat to the government, etc.

Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)

Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.

Amy Goodman Speaking in San Diego Nov. 5th (tags)

On November 5, 2004, San Diego will welcome acclaimed independent journalist Amy Goodman as she speaks on "Media and Activism in Times of War." Goodman, the celebrated host of Pacifica Network's "Democracy Now!," a nationally-broadcast daily independent radio program, will include San Diego on her tour promoting her book "The Exception to the Rulers." Known for her fearless and spirited approach to truly independent reporting, Goodman embodies the challenges and commitment of a truly unembedded journalist.

Amy Goodman is pissing me off now... (tags)

For crying out loud stop calling the chimp 'President' Bush. She does this all the time and it torques my jaws. And stop calling the charade or election polls ' in a dead heat ' or some other such crap.

Take Back Democracy Film Festival (tags)

Northeast Neighbors for Peace & Justice presents The Take Back Democracy Film Festival: Five Fridays in October at Flor y Canto

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.

Are We on the Road to Ruin or Redemption? (tags)

It’s as if we were on a runaway train headed toward a precipice, with the mercenaries of the Republican and Democratic parties battling for control of the engine, and us, the passengers, hanging on for dear life to keep from being thrown from the train. Will we gain control of the locomotive before it’s too late?

Border Blaster Continues to Interfere with kpfK Signal (tags)

Yesterday afternoon power failed on Mount Wilson and Pacifica's kpfK ceased transmission for over one hour. Most LA listeners tuned to 90.7 FM could clearly hear classical musical being broadcast from Tijuana station XLNC.

AMY GOODMAN AT KPFK (tags)

AMY GOODMAN AT KPFK

Actor Mike Farrell on Politics and Hollywood: M*A*S*H Couldn't Be On TV Today (tags)

We now turn to an actor who knows a lot about Hollywood--not only did he he grow up here but he has been very active with the Screen Actors Guild. We are joined by Mike Farrell. Perhaps he is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt in the popular TV-series MASH. But Farrell is also known for his social justice activism. In the lead-up to the Iraq war, he was one of a number of actors who very publicly called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis

Jim Lafferty Promotes Racial Hatred on KPFK! (tags)

Jim Lafferty of the "Liar's Guild" should be thrown in jail for inciting racial hatred. He caters to every anti Semitic loony in Los Angeles and the USA.

BTL:Iraqi Shiite Uprising Poses Serious Threat to U.S. Occupation (tags)

Interview with Michael Schwartz, sociology professor at the State University of New York, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Behind the Scenes at “Democracy Now!” (tags)

Sonali Kolhatkar interviews Amy Goodman and David Goodman on “Uprising”, KPFK. Produced by Thatcher Collins. Monday, April 19th, 2004 KPFK studios, Los Angeles, CA. Subjects covered: Amy's early academic work, her approach to journalism, coverage of insiders turned dissidents, Mumia, Michael Moore, collectively run media, and sleeping.

AMY GOODMAN IN LA (tags)

amy goodman and her brother david sign books after speaking to an audience of 1800 in los angeles.

Democracy Now's 70-City Exception to the Rulers Book Tour Kicks Off April 13th (tags)

Amy Goodman, host of the national, daily radio/TV program Democracy Now!, is on a national tour to mark the launch of her first book "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them" (co-written with her brother, journalist David Goodman.)

Amy Goodman book tour reaches LA (tags)

lifted from San Diego Amy Goodman's first book (written with her brother David), "The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media That Love Them" Amy Goodman, survivor of the Santa Cruz massacre in E. Timor will tour California, promoting her book.

WEDNES. 7 PM APRIL 21: Amy Goodman's 60 City Book Tour Hits LA (tags)

An Evening with Amy Goodman Host of Democracy Now! Presentations By Amy and her brother David Goodman with a Book Signing for their NEW Book The Exception to the Rulers: Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers, and the Media That Love Them written by Amy Goodman acclaimed host of Pacifica Network’s Democracy Now! with David Goodman

Kerry vs. Kerry-lite (tags)

As for Iraq, if Kerry has a problem with Bush, it's that he didn't drag France, Germany and Russia into the war, preferring to strike a grabby, it's all mine, pose, rather than the "let's divide up the loot" approach the Democrats favor. Apparently, a gang rape is better than a rape carried out by a lone assailant, which, I gather, would make a gang rapist a rapist-lite, and therefore more worthy of our backing than a rapist who goes it alone. But, for the record, Washington hasn't gone it alone in Iraq, managing to cobble together a coalition, though one lacking France, Germany and Russia, whose backing, in some perverted twist of reasoning, is supposed to have invested the rape of Iraq with legitimacy. Apparently, if you can lure other renowned rapists into a gang rape, it gives the whole sordid affair moral weight.

Democracy Now! On-the-Gound Report on Aristide's Return to the Caribbea (tags)

Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman is accompanying a delegation to the Central African Republic today to report on Haitian President Jean Betrand Aristide's trip to Jamaica

ARISTIDE STILL PRESIDENT! Says: "Resist U.S. occupation." (tags)

Supporters of the democratically elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide yell insults at U.S. occupation troops during a demonstration in Port-au-Prince March 8, 2004. The hold up their open hands to display five fingers... a reference to the Presidents five year term, interrupted when U.S. troops kidnapped Aristide and flew him out of Haiti.

In Honor of International Women's Day (tags)

Online video footage of Code Pink Vigil and arrest of Alice Walker, Medea Benjamin, Amy Goodman and others. Also, Code Pink meets Hillary Clinton 2003.

Aristide 'I Was Kidnapped' 'Tell The World It Is A Coup' (tags)

Multiple sources that just spoke with Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide told Democracy Now! that Aristide says he was "kidnapped" and taken by force to the Central African Republic.

KPFK and ISM supported by Donations from Muslim Extremists (tags)

KPFK and Pacifica, which were in the toilet 2 years ago at the time of the suit and the takeover by the Amy Goodman / Noam Chomsky faction, have been getting donations from many many Islamics and Arabs, including Saudi Arabian donations coming through various fronts and proxies.

Re The Loss of Liberty (tags)

Re The Loss of Liberty

USS Liberty Attack Cover-up on "Democracy Now" Today (tags)

USS Liberty Attack Cover-up on "Democracy Now" Today

Who do you admire? Who do you despise? (tags)

Can you name six prominent Americans that you admire? I'm thinking of Americans from the political arena. Can you name six prominent Americans whom you truly despise?

BTL:Critics Question Credibility of FBI Investigation into White House Leak... (tags)

...Exposing CIA Operative. Interview with Ray McGovern, retired CIA analyst, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Media reporting from Iraq is one-sided and flawed (tags)

The vast majority of correspondents in prewar Iraq played ball with Saddam and downplayed the viciousness of the regime. That would include such notables as CNN's Christiane Amanapour, Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman, and other left leaning reporters.

BTL:Bush's Pre-Emptive War Doctrine Condemned as Related Scandals Erupt in... (tags)

...White House. Interview with Ian Williams, author of "United Nations for Beginners," conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Intimidation of Ambassador Wilson and Ms. Plame and 76 Days. (tags)

Considering it was the corporate media that published Bob Novak's column that outed Ms. Plame as a "CIA operative" in order to punish and intimidate her husband, Ambassador Joseph C. Wilson for not playing ball with the Bush regime, how can anybody expect the corporate media to now report objectively about a conspiracy the corporate media participated in.

"The Weather Underground" now at Los Feliz Theatres (tags)

"The Weather Underground," the acclaimed new documentary about the white 70s radicals who aspired to overthrow the U.S. gov't, is now at the Los Feliz Theatres. According to Democracy Now's Amy Goodman, "Weather" is "a powerful, timely film!"

Pacifica's New Bylaws: A Victory for All of Us (tags)

The third (of five) radio station advisory boards voted Saturday for an historic set of bylaws for the Pacifica radio network. This was the last hurdle required under a Settlement Agreement to get the anti-war network back on track, and ends a period of vicious acrimony within the Pacifica community, which has important reprecussions for all Independent media in the United States.

"The Weather Underground" opens Friday at NuArt (tags)

On Friday, an award-winning new documentary about the radical splinter group of Students for a Democratic Society opens at NuArt.

I. Wallerstein: La Debilidad Norteamericana y la lucha por la Hegemonía (tags)

Articulo destacado en Panorama Internacional.

WED. AUGUST 6th KPFK/PACIFICA Hiroshima Special (tags)

Special Pacifica Radio Archives National Broadcast Marks 58th Anniversary of Bombing of Hiroshima Live Recording of New Radio Adaptation of John Hersey's Hiroshima at 2 PM on August 6th on KPFK Starring Tyne Daly, Ruby Dee and Roscoe Lee Brown

CODEPINK reports from Baghdad (tags)

CODEPINK reports from Baghdad

SATURDAY: Democracy Now's Amy Goodman (tags)

An Evening with Democracy Now's Amy Goodman To Benefit Pacifica Radio's KPFK 90.7 FM WHEN: Saturday, July 19 at 7 p.m. WHERE: First Baptist Church located at 760 S. Westmoreland Avenue in Los Angeles. (Near Vermont and 8th Street). Street parking and garages within walking distance.

6/19 Rosenberg Sons & Morton Sobell on Democracy Now (tags)

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now radio/TV program, is interviewing Michael and Robert Meeropol, the Rosenberg Sons, and Morton Sobell, the Rosenberg co-defendant, today, 6/19/03, on this 50th anniversary of the murder of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and the 18-year imprisonment of Morton Sobell for the contrived charge of conspiracy to commit espionage.

Free Speech TV Needs Your Help! (tags)

Tell Direct TV to carry Free Speech TV. Working with activists and artists, Free Speech TV uses television to cultivate an informed and active citizenry in order to advance progressive social change. Most Americans get their news from TV. Help decide what we get to watch.

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.

The Future of Alternative Media in America? Funding! (tags)

As America comes out of its shock and awe after September 11, 2001 and begins to sober up, Americans will be and are in definite need of information

MONDAY 7PM WELCOME KPFK's JERRY QUICKLEY HOME! (tags)

DEPORTED FROM BAGHDAD: UNEMBEDDED PACIFICA RADIO REPORTER RETURNS HOME TO LA ON MONDAY AT 7 PM at the Long Beach Airport THE B-BOY IN BAGHDAD: Jerry dodged bombs to bring us the truth.

BLACK COALITION HOLDS ANTIWAR RALLY - SAT. LEIMERT PART (tags)

The International Black Coalition for Peace and Justice holds the first major antiwar rally in L.A.'s African American community.

Alice Walker, Amy Goodman & Other Notable Women Arrested in Anti-War Protest (tags)

Twenty three women, including nationally recognized award-winning authors Alice Walker and Maxine Hong Kingston, Pacifica Radio's Amy Goodman, were arrested in front of the White House on International Women’s Day, protesting against the Bush Administration’s proposed war on Iraq. They had marched from Malcolm X Park in Washington, DC, leading more than 5,000 peace activists associated with Code Pink, Women for Peace, to the White House.

MARCH 8: Thousands of Women Stream into DC for Anti-War March & Rally Int'l Women's Day (tags)

Women from Kansas, Vermont, Oregon, Texas and dozens of other states have begun arriving in Washington, DC--dressed in pink--to participate in the women-led rally and march that will be held on Saturday, March 8, International Women's Day.

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

Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Lott; are Anti Christ? Ver.3 (tags)

Bush, Cheney, Ashcroft and Lott; are Anti Christ? Ver.3

Muslim Public Affairs Council Conference Report (tags)

A very incomplete report about an interesting conference that took place today.

9/11 In Context: Plans and Counterplans (tags)

The Global Fascist Terror State has arrived, the fruit of decades of planning, propaganda and provocation. September 11 was its coming-out party, and for us, the last wake-up call.

War On Iraq? Ten Years From Now, What Will You Tell Your Children?  (tags)

Read only if you have an open mind (and I know I'm going to get you looking even if you don't with this kind of summary ;-) Are we being lied to? Let me walk you through some history. Let me challenge you to look in the mirror and face your (future) children.

Was This [Pacifica] Network Worth Saving? Counterpunch article by Bob Buzzanco (tags)

Was This Network Worth Saving? A harsh look into a smear campaign set-up against Prof. Bob Buzzanco, a KPFT/Pacifica programmer in Houston. Pacifica Caves in to Smear Campaign.

(R)EVOLUTIONARY CRISIS (tags)

an essay on the necessity of direct action

9.11.02 176 Peace Events in Seven Countries (tags)

Here's a short summary of a few of the events closer to home.

Protest War and Resident Bush with Sidewalk Chalk (tags)

Call for Anti-war, anti-terror, Chalking Action!

2nd Call for Info Chalking Action (tags)

Sidewalk Chalk and a message!

Steven Starr Heads KPFK as Interim General Manager (tags)

IndyMedia activist and filmmaker Steven Starr has joined KPFK, the Los Angeles station in the five-station Pacifica Network, to lead an interim team designed to build and restore the station to its original mission.

FANS OF "SEDITIOUS BEATS" - KPFK PROTEST (tags)

Young Hip Hop fans protest KPFK's pulling of the "Seditious Beats" radio program.

SEDITIOUS BEATS SUSPENDED FROM KPFK! (tags)

Despite a Settlement of the Lawsuits Against Pacifica Radio, Arbitrary and Retaliatory Actions Continue at KPFK by Management.'Seditious Beats' Hosted By Community Organizer Fidel Rodriguez 'Suspended Indefinitely'

RADIO IMC-LA: Democracy Now in LA - Part 3 (tags)

Third and final part of Democracy Now event held in LA on December 1st. Includes speech by Amy Goodman and music of La Paz and Atzlan Underground.

Glover & Goodman Adress 1,000 in LA (tags)

Over 1,000 Gather in LA To Support Democracy Now! in Exile's 'War and Peace Report'-Danny Glover Joins Award-Winning Journalist Amy Goodman for a Fundraiser Los Angeles, CA (Dec. 5) - More than a thousand enthusiastic free speech supporters, including actor Danny Glover, turned out last weekend to support award-winning journalist Amy Goodman and fired and banned producers from Pacifica station KPFK 90.7 FM at a benefit in L.A.

Amy Goodman as Rock Star in Hollywood (tags)

Amy Goodman seen riding in Limo to Pacifica Campaign Fundraiser

Amy Goodman in LA (tags)

Amy Goodman speaks to a packed house at a fundraiser for Democracy Now! in Exile Fundraiser - Saturday, Dec. 1st in Los Angeles.

Live in LA! Amy Goodman, Danny Glover, Aztlan Undergound! (tags)

We're looking forward to a great night this Saturday - Please spread the word.

LA Activists Hear Pacifica Voices in Protest while KPFK Signal is Down (tags)

On Saturday, November 3rd, Pacifica Radio Network came to life at KPFK outside of the building at 3729 Cahuenga Blvd West in North Hollywood.

our grief is not a cry for war (tags)

a collective of NYC artists promotes the theme "our grief is not a cry for war"

KPFK Manager Censors Democrcy Now! (in exile) (tags)

Demonstation called at KPFK Wed. Sept. 19 7 - 10 am

Salute to John McDonagh ~ NY Firefighter and WBAI Show Host (tags)

Recently, I gained access to internet audio. One of the first shows that I heard on New York's WBAI by way of the net was Radio Free Eireann, a weekly show on Ireland, hosted by John McDonagh.

Pacifica National Program Director Resigns (tags)

Late Saturday night Pacifica's National Progam Director Steve Yasko announced his resignation on an electronic message board that has been widely used by free speech advocates.

Jesse Jackson & Danny Glover back Amy Goodman! (tags)

The censors and hijackers at KPFK and PACIFICA are growing increasingly isolated.

Scab News Replaces Democracy Now (tags)

What follows is from the Democracy Now! staff -- reporting that Pacifica has contacted with an off-site, non-union news agency (Feature Story News) to replace the first segment of Democracy Now!

Amy Goodman and Edwin Johnston on Building Bridges over wbix.org (tags)

On Wednesday, August 29th from 8-9 pm est Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report (In Exile) will broadcast a special one hour program on the crisis at WBAI and Pacifica

Democracy Now! Staff Suspended Without Pay (tags)

The crisis with Pacifica Radio’s flagship national news show, Democracy Now!, has gotten worse. Pacifica management has now suspended award-winning host Amy Goodman and the entire staff without pay.

Oh, Pacifica! (tags)

The Pacifica Board may have bitten off more than they can chew. Tuesday's move not to distribute the network's most valuable national program, Democracy Now! hosted by Amy Goodman, has ignited a whirlwind of activity across the country.

KPFK-"Lift the Gag Rule!" Demo. (tags)

An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.

KPFK-"Censorship Radio!" Demo. (tags)

An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.

KPFK-"Democracy Now!" Demo. (tags)

An emergency demonstration was held on August 15th to protest PACIFICA Radio's canceling live broadcasts of the "Democracy Now!" show.

Amy Goodman broadcasting from LA IMC 8/00 (tags)

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! broadcating from the LA-IMC during the Democratic National Convention.

Amy Goodman broadcasting from LA IMC 8/00 (tags)

Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! broadcating from the LA-IMC during the Democratic National Convention.

LA-Pacifica Call to Action (tags)

Call to Action to Save Pacifica: Listeners to Picket Pacifica’s KPFK to Demand Democracy Now 'Live' be Reinstated; Call for End of Harassment of  Host of ‘Most Popular Program in Pacifica's History’

Listeners to Picket Pacifica Radio's KPFK (tags)

Today's live broadcast of "Democracy Now!" was yanked off the air by Pacifica Radio and replaced by a tape of an old Democracy Now! show. Listeners of Pacifca's KPFK 90.7 FM will picket tomorrow (Wednesday, 8/15) in protest of the continued harassment of Amy Goodman the popular show's award-winning host.

More on Democracy Now! (tags)

The systematic harassment by Pacifica management against Amy Goodman and her national news show, Democracy Now!, which began more than one year ago, has reached a crisis stage.

Leid Harasses Democracy Now! (tags)

Sources say that minutes before air time this morning, and without explanation, interim general manager Utrice Leid once again threw Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! (DN) out of the master broadcast studio and into WBAI's Studio 3--a small, sub-standard broadcast space not suited to a national program.

A Letter to KPFK (tags)

I could only take so much crap. May you give them more of the same, until they understand.

Special Webcast: Monday 6AM-10AM ET: KPFA/Democracy Now! WBAI WAKE-UP CALL (tags)

This morning, a special broadcast of WBAI's WAKE-UP CALL, In Exile, live from New York City. WBAI is a Pacifica Radio station, which is the last remaining left-wing radio network in the country -it is under corporate attack and we are fighting to save it.

Pacifica Dem Now! Goodman v AntiFree Speech/Pacifica Theft Abettor Clayton Riley (tags)

Pacifica's Democracy Now! Show Co-Host and Award Winning Journalist Amy Goodman Attempts To Debate Anti-Free Free Speech/Pacifica Theft Abettor Clayton Riley, A Recently Installed Wake-Up Call Show Co-Host The Day After Democracy Now! Co-Host Juan Gonzalez's resignation.

PACIFICA UPDATE: Forcible Seizure of WBAI (tags)

Very late last night (D22), while most people with lives were partying, the Pacifica National Board siezed WBAI in New York. A program in progress was stopped by an on-air diatribe by the "new" boss. It appears the Pacifica crisis has escalated once again.

non-corporate non-Democrat/Republican programs on net-radio (tags)

programing schedule for radio free palms

SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! Protesters gather outside KPFK (tags)

150-200 protesters gathered outside KPFK this morning to oppose the recent treatment of Amy Goodman and DEMOCRACY NOW! by Pacifica and KPFK management.

SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! Protesters outside KPFK (tags)

150-200 protesters gather outside KPFK this morning to denounce treatment of Amy Goodman and DEMOCRACY NOW! by Pacifica and KPFK management.

SAVE DEMOCRACY NOW! Supporters protest at KPFK (tags)

150-200 protesters gathered outside KPFK this morning to protest the treatment of Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! by Pacifica and KPFK management.

Edward Herman: ENDGAME AT PACIFICA? (tags)

“So the left [at Pacifica] has been under attack by the ruling management for five or more years, and just as the corporate establishment's attack on the welfare state started with welfare mothers and only belatedly reached Social Security, so with Pacifica it was quite a while before fortress Amy Goodman could be targeted.” Edward Herman provides detailed background for the current attack.

Beyond Soros: Reply to Soros Gave Over $200,000 To Democrats (tags)

The L. A. Independent Media Center, right here where you posted this, has applied for and is expecting to receive money from Soros. Now there has also been a bid by Stu Turner, Marketing Director of (http://www.LAinsider.com), the local arm of Cox Interactive Media (http://www.cimedia.com), the Internet Division of Cox Enterprises, Inc., the giant media conglomerate, to buy an affiliation and use the L.A. IMC to build up the number of hits on the www.LAinsider.com site for their IPO plans.

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