Monday, October 30, 2006

Narco News: A Call from the Zapatistas: Oaxaca Is Not Alone

Narco News: A Call from the Zapatistas: Oaxaca Is Not Alone:

"Oaxaca's people are resisting. Not one single honest person can remain quiet and unmoved while the entire society, of which the majority are indigenous, is murdered, beaten and jailed.

We, the Zapatistas, will not be silent; we will mobilize to support our brothers, sisters and comrades in Oaxaca.

The EZLN's Sixth Commission has already consulted the Zapatista leadership and the following has been decided:

First: During whole day of November 1, 2006, the major and minor roads that cross Zapatistas territories in the southwestern state of Chiapas will be closed.

Consequently, we ask that everyone avoid traveling by these roads in Chiapas on this day and that one make the necessary arrangements in order to do so.

Second: through the Sixth Commission, the EZLN has begun making contact and consulting other political and social organizations, groups, collectives and individuals in the Other Campaign, in order to coordinate joint solidarity actions across Mexico, leading to a nationwide shut-down on the 20th of November, 2006.

Third: the EZLN calls out to the Other Campaign in Mexico and north of the Rio Grande, so that these November 1st mobilizations happen wherever possible, completely, partially, at intervals or symbolically shutting down the major artery roads, streets, toll booths, stations, airports and commercial media.

Fourth: The central message that the Zapatistas send and will continue sending is that the people of Oaxaca are not alone: They are not alone!

Ulises Ruiz out of Oaxaca!

Immediate withdrawal of the occupying federal forces from Oaxaca!

Immediate and unconditional freedom for all detainees!

Cancel all arrest warrants!

Punish the murderers!


From the North of Mexico.
For the Clandestine Revolutionary Indigenous Committee-General Command of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation.
For the EZLN Sixth Commission.

Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos
Mexico, October, 2006."

The Blog | Arianna Huffington: Memo to Dems: Stop Muddying the Messaging Waters | The Huffington Post

The Blog | Arianna Huffington: Memo to Dems: Stop Muddying the Messaging Waters | The Huffington Post:

"With Howard Dean in charge (of anything) and Hillary Clinton having become Rupert's next Queen (after Blair, then Bush) it really doesn't appear as though the Democratic Party should be looked at for anything other than starting the cleanup process, after which they will need to be trashed, as well. Especially the appeasement Democrats.
By: oldprotestor on October 30, 2006 at 04:34pm "

Hell Awaits, America

Hell Awaits, America :

"PRIDE (SUPERBIA): Considered by many to be the most grievous of the Seven Deadly Sins, pride was the impetus for Lucifer's fall. Before their umbilical cord is even severed those born as citizens of the American Empire begin receiving a barrage of assurances from the media matrix that theirs is an exceptionally superior nation.Brimming with hubris and a pathological nationalism, those who have internalized the Big Lie wave their blood-drenched flags in open support of fire bombings, nuclear assaults, the installation and support of ruthless dictators, neocolonialism, and brutal invasions of tiny and vulnerable nations. Enmeshed in the protective cocoon of the Empire, we are imbued with the warped psychological capacity to pursue our narcissistic fantasies while callously disregarding the misery we are inflicting upon other human beings. Many US Americans regard hubris and narcissism as their natural rights. And they exercise these 'rights' with the zeal of a jonesing crack addict hustling for their next fix."

Friday, October 27, 2006

Screaming is a Waste of Breath

"When I have considered the enormity of the white man's crimes ... I think in perfect harmony—with my sister of long ago:  Let the earth marinate in poisons.  Let the bombs cover the ground like rain.  For nothing short of total destruction will ever teach them anything."
-Alice Walker, on Zora Neale Hurston, 1976

I'm pretty much convinced that this is the only way that most " Red, White and Blue uhmuricans, will ever "get" it.

sub note, Is the above attiltude a manifestation of my upbringing as a southern baptist or what?

Friday, October 13, 2006

(DV) Frank: Bye, Bye Civil Liberties -- Blame the Democrats


"In the wake of September 11, it wasn't surprising that Clinton's successor George W. Bush legislated additional infringements upon civil liberties in the name of patriotism and national security. And yes, the Democrats overwhelmingly supported the Patriot Act in both of its awful versions. But it wasn't the Patriot Act that allowed the federal government to make those sweeping detentions across the country immediately following 9/11-- it was Clinton's Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty bill.

So, who is honestly supposed to believe that ushering the Democrats back into office in November will bring any sort of legitimate change -- in Iraq, or back at home?"

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Russ and Dee Online

Russ and Dee Online

Note to the American people: Here's a sure-fire way to save a major American metropolitan area from an "even chance" of nuclear annihiliation in the next ten years: let's take our soldiers, bases, guns, ships, helicopters, jets, and other expansionist and racist weaponry out of the Islamic World and stop interacting with the Middle East and the rest of the human community through imperial eyes.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006 - Dobbs: Are you a casualty of the class war? - Oct 4, 2006 - Dobbs: Are you a casualty of the class war? - Oct 4, 2006:

"It's time for all of us to focus on that deep chasm we have allowed to open between the wealthiest Americans and the middle class and those who aspire to it.Otherwise, there will be 250 million casualties in what has become nothing less than class warfare."

Will the IDIOTS!!! please wake up and identify the real terrorists in the world? They are the out of control predatory capitalistic policies and the corporations that use them to crush us.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Shouting in the Dark

Shouting in the Dark:

"School Assembly: The Hidden Curriculum

Our school was recently visited by Charlie.Charlie is what is known as a "motivational speaker," which means his intention is to stimulate an interest in, or enthusiasm to do something.Charlie introduced himself to the students as "Secret Agent Man Charlie" He told the children that he owed his success to having been a U.S. Navy Seal. Charlie added that there wasn't very much he could say about the Seals, as everything is highly secretive due to their elite status. Instead, Charlie substantiated his claims with a demonstration of his amazing abilities.Charlie demonstrated different versions of military style push-ups: Army (traditional); Marine (one-armed); Coast Guard (knees touching the floor); and Seal (from a hand-stand position). The children took notice."

"...It turns out that Secret Agent Man Charlie works for the National Character Education Foundation based out of Pennsylvania. The NCEF website is quite impressive. They certainly espouse their dedication for developing “character education.” Their homepage proclaims a declaration for a “Fourteen Year Initiative.” The list of the NCEF’s partners amounts to eighteen different sponsors; half of which are U.S. congressmen, senators, and representatives.

A search on the web reveals many similarities between them. Every single one of them is a staunch Republican. Most of them are from Pennsylvania, and many receive a 100% rating of endorsement from the Pennsylvania Christian Coalition.

I wonder how many of them are "into" young male pages... pun intended.

Kucinich Introduces HR 6200 - HAND counted, PAPER ballots - everywhere.

Also known as the "...snowball's chance in Hell " amendment.