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Kerry's Ambiguous Position on Iraq Alienates Progressive Voters

Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of the Progressive Magazine, conducted by Scott Harris
 

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Announcement :: Peace & War

The Present Time

All we can feel about our selves is that we are experiencing "the present time" on and on throughout our lifetime. Could all this possibly be a result of the fact that the basic matter that forms the contents of the universe is "always present" and that all it experiences is but a change of position?
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Police State

Former Mayor, Reporter, Chris Krohn on Free Radio Sunday

9:30 AM on Sunday August 22nd, former Mayor Christopher Krohn will appear live on Bathrobespierre's Broadsides at 101.1 FM.
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

OPEN LETTERS TO OAKLAND "ANTI-SEMITISM" CONFERENCE! - by Jeffrey Blankfort; & Jim Harris

I met with anti-Zionist Israeli activists in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, all of whom I informed, as an example of the sorry state of affairs on this side of the water, about the subject of your upcoming [Oakland "Anti-Semitism"] Conference on what is alleged to be anti-semitism on the part of what passes for the left in the United States.
 

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Back to Back Direct Actions for Cascadia's Forests!

This week forest defenders across Cascadia united to expose the link between the politicans and corporations that profit from the destruction of US public lands. On Tuesday, 40 Cascadians occupied US Senator Ron Wyden's office. The following day, a protester dressed as a spotted owl locked to a 250 pound stump while others rallied, shutting down Umpqua Bank's flagship branch for several hours.

Both Umpqua Bank and Senator Wyden greenwash their images, depicting themselves as environmentally friendly while supporting and profiting from the destruction of Oregon's native forests. Senator Wyden presents himself as a green politican, and yet of all US politicans he is the fifth highest recipient of campaign contributions from the timber industry. Meanwhile, he sponsors earth-destroying legislation with eco-friendly names like the "Healthy Forest Restoration Act."

Similarly, Umpqua Bank markets itself as a new, hip, eco-conscious bank. In reality "StUmpqua" Bank is run by the dinosaurs of Oregon's ancient forest logging industry. With the past two days of forest actions, local activists are gearing up for the upcoming Earth First! Direct Action Rendezvous in Southwest Oregon the final weekend in August, near the massive Biscuit logging project. The National Earth First! Rendezvous will be held in Oregon in Summer 2005.

VIDEO: Office takeover; Bank lockdown
PHOTOS: Office takeover; Bank lockdown; photo essay from stumpqua bank

BACKGROUND AND NEWS: [ Cascadia RiSiNG! Eco-Defense Infosite | Native Forest Council | Portland Indymedia Forest Page | Cascadia Forest Defenders ]

 

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Commentary :: Alternative Media

Populist Venezuelan President Triumphs Over Opponents in Apr.15 Recall Election

Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and journalist living in Caracas, conducted by Scott Harris
 

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News :: Peace & War

The new Rome and the RNC

Have you read the 9/11 Commission Report? The one that John Kerry says should be adopted in toto by the Congress? The one that George W. Bush also applauds and supports (with a few amendments)?

The report states that "threats [to the U.S.] are defined more by the fault lines within societies than by the territorial boundaries between them.. In this sense, 9/11 has taught us that terrorism against American interests `over there' should be regarded just as we regard terrorism against America `over here.'" And then they conclude: "In this same sense, the American homeland is the planet."(p. 362)

 

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News :: Peace & War

DNC2RNC Arrival March Call to Action

Join the DNC2RNC march as they arrive in Manhattan on August 26th.
 

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News :: Globalization & Capitalism

Socialist Member National Assembly Of Pakistan Speaks Out

Too often elected "socialist" representatives get caught up in playing parliamentary games, instead of educating and agitating for change as spokespeople for their class. Here Zulfiqar Gondal is not making that mistake.
 

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Announcement :: Alternative Media

INN World Report On Air in Santa Cruz

INN is in the HOUSE!!
 

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