Monthly Archives: June 2011

Irish MV Saoirse becomes 2nd victim of sabotage, cannot sail with Gaza Flotilla

So how do nonviolent, unarmed humanitarian activists protect themselves from weapons-wielding attackers? Not very well.   But they don’t have to. Afterward, they don’t even point a finger. And it’s working. Via too many flat screens to stop, the world … Continue reading

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ACLU and Shepard Fairey drape Lady Liberty in nationalism & jingo-freedom

Is “Freedom” the same thing as Liberty? Let’s see, ACFU? It has an unfriendly ring to it.   The American Civil Liberties Union commissioned this fundraising magnet from halftone-deaf one-note Obamartist Shepard Fairey, but somebody confused this for a Department … Continue reading

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First look! US Boat to Gaza, Flotilla II blockade runner The Audacity of Hope

Democracy Now Producer Aaron Maté took a quick photo of the American boat scheduled shortly to sail with the upcoming aid flotilla to Gaza. How will President Obama respond to an effort named after his presidential campaign bestseller Audacity Of … Continue reading

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IDF’s Anarchist Bible, Old Testament: sulfur as a weapon, mind you it stinks

FOR HOW-TO FANS: Israel’s IDF says sulfur can be poured unto its soldiers to immobilize them, even used “to light them up like human torches” supposedly. Uh, sounds promising. References please? The Old Testament of course! Literally the proverbial fire … Continue reading

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The least of teargas effects are tears

Teargas has become a misnomer of course.What’s being used so liberally to suppress demonstrations, to be graphically specific, is vomit-inducing PUKE-GAS. It’s a nausea agent, a respiratory inhibitor, and except when used by the paramilitary police-state, “teargas” is prohibited chemical … Continue reading

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Press intimidation, frivolous lawfare, and sabotage, it’s hasbarapocalypse

You’re looking at an underwater photo of the starboard propeller of the passenger ship “Juliano” berthed in Piraeus, Greece, waiting to sail with the “Stay Human” Freedom Flotilla II departing soon to break the siege of Gaza. Reports of sabotage … Continue reading

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If misrepresentative Michele Bachmann can run for president, SO CAN YOU!

How fortunate that the corporate media is pretending a Michele Bachmann presidential candidacy has legitimacy. Who’s going to dispute your prospects? Yes, YOU, I don’t care who you are. Or what about …ANY third party contender? A truly unelectable Republican … Continue reading

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French boat Dignite Al Karama first of Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 to leave port as Greeks try to dash US Audacity of Hope

French humanitarian activists aboard LE DIGNITÉ-EL KARAMEH left Corisca today, bound for Greece, where they will join compatriots in sloop LOUISE MICHEL and the Freedom Flotilla II codenamed “Stay Human” which includes two cargo ships carrying aid to besieged Gaza. … Continue reading

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Morons at AFL-CIO say AT&T/T-Mobile merger will benefit union workers

That’s the problem with unions. Collective bargaining is key to making capitalists heed the people, but the big unions are co-opted by back- peddling idiots. Aka, counter-revolutionaries. The AFL-CIO praised this merger because the unionized AT&T will absorb the non-union … Continue reading

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The Afghanda…. U.S. Paternalism with a touch of Manifest Destiny.

President Obama made much glowing talk about all the “help” that “we’re giving” Afghanistan, building roads for the use of “our” military transports, schools where “we” get to teach their kids to be Corporate Slaves just like the kids in … Continue reading

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Osama bin Laden, still humiliating us

President Obama confirmed tonight, the war in Afghanistan goes on.

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Corporate Supreme Court backed Mall-Wart in Anti-Worker decision

Again. How much did it cost the Walton Empire to have the Supremes sing for them? I should shut up about that, I guess, I could be theoretically held in Contempt of Corporation. WalMart could sue ME for definition of … Continue reading

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Kill Team shots were censored to keep you from seeing victim was so young

Remember this damning photo, the American GI grinning as he posed with his haphazard victim? You saw the version with the Afghan’s identity obscured, and you thought it was bad enough. Not hardly. The USG pixelated the faces out of … Continue reading

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Freedom Flotilla II faces Shayetet13 in showdown at the naval siege of Gaza

It promises to be quite a showdown. Israel has repeated that it will let no ship through to Gaza, the IDF has promised “surprises” for the would-be blockade-runners, while this relief convoy is upping the ante with luminaries political and … Continue reading

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Ask, Tell, and now, Don’t Go, Don’t Kill

Denver’s GLBT parade was this weekend. Was there a Free Bradley Manning contingent? It may be asking this square state too much for a Queers Against Apartheid, as seen at the coastal festivals. We have a month before Colorado Springs’ … Continue reading

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Colorado Springs administrators think 100 years is old enough for local trees

Colorado Springs city administrators have announced they will have to cut down a number of 100-year-old trees in the historic downtown area, due they explain, to diminishing water access and the resultant risk of limbs falling, jeopardizing motorists. Rescuing the … Continue reading

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Uncle Sam wants you to pledge you’ll only resist his violence nonviolently

At Juneteenth this weekend, I saw the local Justice & Peace table being manned by young graduates of its “Peace Camp.” I resisted asking them if their religio- pacifist training was being extended to corporations and oligarchs, or was nonviolence … Continue reading

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Okay I’ll bite, what is legitimate about Israel?

Israel asserts that Palestinian efforts to seek UN recognition, without Israel’s consent, are intended to delegitimize the Tel Aviv regime. Apparently sending an aid convey to relieve the siege of Gaza is also to delegitimize Israel. What they really mean … Continue reading

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UK C4: the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka

The UK’s Channel 4 has aired a documentary about Sri Lanka’s extermination of the Tamil Tiger rebels, including thousands of the Tamil population. Refugees were gathered into no-fire safety zones, then camps, even hospitals, a strategy it turns out, of … Continue reading

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To cure P.T.S.D. we need to spread it

I always thought it misguided that the antiwar community should worry about our soldiers’ PTSD. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: it’s a guilty conscience soldier, you’ve earned it. Of course, Troop Supporters bear responsibility too, so we need to spread the … Continue reading

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A face to launch a thousand protests. Leak your trophy footage you cowards

This is a still from John Pilger’s THE WAR YOU DON’T SEE, recently blocked from its US debut in Santa Fe. Why? Because such images will stop war. In particular this shows a terrified Iraqi girl held at gunpoint as … Continue reading

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SpringSpree: Racist Elitist HateFest at Memorial Park/Prospect Lake today

Sponsored by the Gazette, Fox, Channel 5, Chamber of Commerce and the Real Estate Developer Cartel in City Hall and the County Commissioners. Springs Spree is designed to put a prettier face on their complete disdain of any citizen who … Continue reading

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$5 chance to win dinner with Obama could be available for price it’s worth

Democratic fundraisers are hawking the chance to win a dinner with President Obama for the donation of $5 or more to the 2012 election campaign. Rather than sit across the table from the smug insincere technocrat, can I opt for … Continue reading

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Why “conservatives” shouldn’t be called Conservative, and true definition of insanity

For one…. They conserve abso-damn-lutely NOTHING. Not money, not the resources belonging to America as in ALL Americans, resources belonging to Other Countries, the lives of Soldiers or the lives of Workers, NADA. “Social Conservative” preserving what values exactly? Manifest … Continue reading

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U.S. Hypocrisy over Pakistan spy round-up and “human shields”

Has the Favorite Whine about “How DARE another nation exercise the same sovereign rights as America?” in the so called “liberal” media. Who are these phantasmal “Liberal Media” anyway? Every press, TV, and radio syndicate in the country bows down … Continue reading

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