Monthly Archives: March 2007

Solidarity vs Disintegration?

Moments of crisis always expose group weaknesses. Crises always create stress, and stress causes people to blame others and most espcially others that they have been working closely with in some shape or form. Suffice it to say, that in … Continue reading

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Stop Attack on Iran

EMERGENCY ORGANIZERS CONFERENCE to STOP AN ATTACK ON IRAN DENVER, Colorado, Sunday 2pm-6pm, April 1, 2007 First Mennonite Church, 9th Ave and Elati St., Denver

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Same time next year!

Only I’ll be wearing a different shirt.

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Get outta my way!

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more stories, all showing the bubble

the one that’s fixing to bust, you know… There’s a Chinese sideways curse, “May you always live in Interesting Times”… • Deadly week in Iraq shows al-Qaida’s strength, mobility • White House backs Gonzales as more Justice officials testify • … Continue reading

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Well, maybe.. maybe not… I hope that link comes out right.. it’s supposed to be a link to yahoo news coverage of a Chicago cop who beat up a lady bartender half his size…

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Excessive force

If a limited number of policemen are charged with stopping an unruly crowd, you might excuse them having to scramble around to contain everyone. Perhaps they’d have to do what it takes to immobilize each arrestee and move on the … Continue reading

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St Patricks Day duplicity

The duplicity accusation is excusable for people who have never faced trying to voice dissent with urgency. You want to play the game by the rules? Go apply for a permit to march with a message of peace in a … Continue reading

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Lady liberty Burning the Flag…

Dang, I always suspected it, she is a French Immigrant after all…

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Cultivating the clown inside him

‘Ha-Ha-Ha! With your help we fooled them all, all the while playing the clown.’ That was the message Bush delivered to the corporate press insider crowd yesterday. In effect, he was thanking them for helping build up his lovable fool … Continue reading

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Let kids play outdoors

Having moved here last year from a city that had no sidewalks in large portions of town and only one real park kept dirty and filthy and unusable when the hot weather cooled off because it was left unlit, I … Continue reading

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Take Caution…

We have been blessed, so to speak, with a person identifying himself as a soldier commenting on our posts concerning the St Patrick’s Day Massacre. Everybody is welcome to comment, as long as they don’t threaten, or like you know, … Continue reading

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Torturers not Liable, says judge

The judge called it lamentable, but said he had no authority to oversee military actions oversees, not quite in those words. He said allowing foreign nationals to sue American military personnel, (although Rumsfeld was appointed to a quasi-military rank, Sec. … Continue reading

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Pleading guilty to end the torture

David Hicks, the only Guantanamo torture victim to plead guilty, did so to end 5 years of unlawful imprisonment and torture. What a mockery of any legal justice or due process this charade is. The whole world should be ashamed … Continue reading

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The price of militarism on the militarists

What is the price of militarism on the militarists themselves? In the case of Pat Tillman it was death instead of wealth, yet others live and still pay a price. In ‘Torturers Toll‘, another Tony other than myself tells the … Continue reading

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The world’s top ten most polluted places

The Blacksmith Institute’s top ten most polluted places tells an interesting story. One can’t help but note that five of the top ten worst spots are in regions of the former Soviet Union. The business community of the US and … Continue reading

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John O’Donnell, the city’s organizer of St Patrick’s Day parade, now caught in his own lies and hypocrisy

John O’Donnell says that his ‘rules’ prohibit social statements from being made by participants, so he had to have city police assault pro peace parade participants and then have us expelled from the parade. John and the City of Colorado … Continue reading

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Statement regarding The City of Colorado Springs responsibility for its police attack on the St Patrick’s Day peace marchers

Statement regarding The City of Colorado Springs’ responsibility for its police attack on the Saint Patrick’s Day peace marchers   As has now been widely reported, the citizens that decided to march in the peace section of the city’s Saint … Continue reading

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Clarifying a few terms…

Because some have expressed disdain at the mere thought of being considered right wing apologists… aka people who wish to accommodate and justify right wing philosophy, here are a few things to remember: Catchwords and phrases, talking points, something you … Continue reading

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The Colorado Springs government is hiding behind its subcontractor

The city of Colorado Spring subcontracts its organizing of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and then claims that its police assaulted us for crashing a private event! Wrong. The St. Patricks’s Day parade normally pushes an only partially hidden militaristic … Continue reading

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Get the US and its hired goons out of Somalia

It has been weeks since the US and its ally Ethiopia invaded Somalia. Invasions of other countries, lest we forget, are violations of international law. Unfortunately, the United Nations Security Council acts as Bush’s puppet and is once again rubber … Continue reading

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Congo spinning back into war

Most people in the US do not realize that the warfare in the Congo is the world’s most deadly war of the last decade, with well over 4,000,000 casualties. Unfortunately, European and US intervention continues throughout the continent of Africa, … Continue reading

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Fire in a Crowded Theater

This of course is a response to what I have heard NeoCons say many times in response to any claim to free speech. They whine about “it’s not legal to shout Fire! in a crowded theater”. In other words, the … Continue reading

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Miscalculating non-violent for non-litigious

(Clarification: Esther has just been thrown to the ground. Eric is not on the ground by choice, and Elizabeth is about to be pulled away.) In the aftermath of our dashed efforts at the St Patrick’s Day parade and the … Continue reading

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The Gazette and slander (libel)

What a completely slanderous editorial the Gazette has published, suggesting that we peace marchers planned the police beating we received!   A couple of innocent circumstances find themselves at odds with such a conclusion. Number one, a good number of … Continue reading

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