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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Government & Elections : Police State

Teachers' T-shirts bring Bush speech ouster

Teachers' T-shirts bring Bush speech ouster

From Bend.com news sources
Posted: Thursday, October 14, 2004 10:24 PM
Reference Code: PR-18712

October 14 - MEDFORD – President Bush taught three Oregon schoolteachers a new lesson in irony – or tragedy – Thursday night when his campaign removed them from a Bush speech and threatened them with arrest simply for wearing t-shirts that said “Protect Our Civil Liberties,? the Democratic Party of Oregon reported.

The women were ticketed to the event, admitted into the event, and were then approached by event officials before the president’s speech. They were asked to leave and to turn over their tickets – two of the three tickets were seized, but the third was saved when one of the teachers put it underneath an article of clothing.

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Commentary :: Alternative Media

MAKE MEDIA, MAKE TROUBLE: HACKING THE INFOCALYPSE

The cold rain lightens passing the small twice-weekly farmers market, down the corridor past the Italian class for migrants, the bookshop, a meeting, the circus class. Entering into one room a web of cables crawls above converging in a loft. Upstairs a small group chatters in front of computers, editing, uploading, downloading, emailing; organising a 24 hour pirate TV station. This is the Xmercato24 social centre in Bologna, Italy, home of “TeleImmagini?? part of the Italian TeleStreet movement of around 80 pirate micro-TV stations, most of which have grown in less than 2 years...
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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Police State

21st Century Book-Burning

21st Century Book-Burning

Mrs. Cheney, there's more to U.S. history than heroes.

By Steven J. Ross

10/13/04 "Los Angeles Times" -- One of the marks of authoritarian regimes is their effort to stop the spread of knowledge and free speech. In May 1933, Nazi sympathizers in Berlin burned 20,000 "degenerate" books, many of them written by Jews and anti-fascists such as Albert Einstein, Bertolt Brecht and Franz Kafka. Here at home, slaveholders were so frightened by the power of the word that throughout the antebellum South legislatures made it a crime to teach slaves to read and write.

Now, Lynne Cheney, Vice President Dick Cheney's wife and the former head of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has placed herself in the company of dictators and slaveholders. At her urging, the Education Department destroyed more than 300,000 copies of a booklet designed to help parents and children learn more about America's past...

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Commentary :: Peace & War

Scar Strangled Banter

An old-style propaganda film with out-dated war footage combined with updated propaganda animation elements. The film is set to a remix of the Modeste P. Moussorsky song "A Night on Bald Mountain". This film explores the ideas of mass mis-information campaigns, governmental scare tactics and oudated war tactics in the 21st century.

Director: Brandon Marback

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News :: Gender & Sexuality

O'Reilly Hit With Sexual Harassment Suit

Alleged Pervert Bill O'Reilly Hit With Sexual Harassment Lawsuit.

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Announcement :: Arts & Culture : Civil & Human Rights : Health & Drugs

Psychedelics101

Psychedelics 101
introduced by
Peter Stafford, P.I.,
psychedelics investigator,
chronicler & story teller

Peter has for more than a third of a century written about those curious, fascinating, powerful substances known as psychedelics.
Here is where you can find some of his ruminations -- some elsewhere on the World Wide Web, but also increasingly on this site. This site might be thought of, actually, as a course: Psychedelics 101!

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Commentary :: Resistance & Tactics

Wiring the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy

You ought to get it while it lasts: the NYT Magazine's piece Wiring the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy is essential reading for those who want to understand why the new Democratic Party isn't the Party at all, but the host of new thinktanks, blogs, email activist outfits and 527s who are driving this year's electoral activity.

Combine with the Networked Intellectual and Dan Bricklin's observations on Convention Blogging, shake well and serve.

also see:

http://www.bricklin.com/conventionblogging.htm

http://www.worldchanging.com/archives/000980.html

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Commentary :: Health & Drugs

How the government lost the drug war in cyberspace.

Open Secrets
How the government lost the drug war in cyberspace.
Michael Erard

For 36 years the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) quietly published a quirky monthly newsletter called Microgram for a small audience of forensic chemists. It was "law enforcement restricted," which meant you could obtain it only if you were a law enforcement official, a government investigator, or a forensic scientist. As far as the public was concerned, it was a secret. In January 2003 DEA officials started to make Microgram publicly available via the Web (at www.usdoj.gov/dea/programs/forensicsci/microgram/bulletins_index.html), where it joined a vast sea of information about illicit drugs: how to get them, how to use them, why to avoid them, why laws controlling them should be either tightened or reformed...

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