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The following AP story caught my eye, not for what it says of the declassified Defense Intelligence Agency report alleging Colombian President Alvaro Uribe's involvement with the Medellin drug cartel, but for what it reveals about how VERY differently the U.S. reacts to its own intelligence.
www.icasualties.org reports today that 917 U.S. GI’s have been killed in Iraq. Details follow. Please spread this news as widely as possible as corporate media is working hard to hide the truth. You are the media! jamie
On a great, grassy plane in Poland, amidst the ruins of prisoner barracks ringed by concrete fence posts and watchtowers, some 500 Roma representatives from all over Europe gathered on Monday at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
Modern Australia currently has one of the highest incidences of mental health problems in the so-called developed world. For a nation of peoples that enjoy many social freedoms, have reasonable access to work, have relative levels of comfort and care, this statistic can be seen either as somewhat of an aberration on an otherwise fortuitous outlook, or more likely a reflection of a deeper and more complex social picture.
Comments on three issues - a negative policy towards the unemployed, a need for businesses to get real about innovation, and the absurdity of the Opposition party not having a defensible defense policy.
The Homeland Security Department would like to reschedule the Presidential election in the event of another terrorist attack.This would be the end of our American way of electing a President this would turn America into a dictatorship country.Everyone needs to contact their congressperson or Senator and make it clear that even in the event of an attack rescheduling a Presidential election is not an acceptable option.
The Homeland Security Department wants the right to reschedule the Presidential election in the event of another terrorist attack.This would turn America into a dictatorship which is why people must contact Congress and the Senate and demand they do not give this dictatorial authority to Homeland Security.
We need to reexamine what it means to put our effort into campaigns that essentially takes away the fervor and real direct democracy from our workplaces and our communities and places it in the hands of elected officials.
General Scene Report (This is our second update…a final one will follow) There will be a delectable smorgasbord of radical activities leading up to and during the RNC protests. We are very encouraged by the level and diversity of activities being planned for NYC this month. It is the beginning of August, and New Yorkers are steadily planning for the RNC's attempt to take the city and it turn it into a giant infomercial for their right-wing agenda. Unfortunately for them, people of all political persuasions are ready and organized to stop them.
Vom 28.8. bis 12.9.04 tourt die Karawane für linke Freiräume, autonome Zentren, Wagenburgen und besetzte Häuser durch Süddeutschland um auf die Problematik aufmerksamm zu machen. Start ist am 28.8.04 in Freiburg(Germany)
General Scene Report (This is our second update…a final one will follow)
There will be a delectable smorgasbord of radical activities leading up to and during the RNC protests. We are very encouraged by the level and diversity of activities being planned for NYC this month. It is the beginning of August, and New Yorkers are steadily planning for the RNC's attempt to take the city and it turn it into a giant infomercial for their right-wing agenda. Unfortunately for them, people of all political persuasions are ready and organized to stop them.
Major steps to world peace can be achieved by: 1) instituting a Department of Peace, 2) starting a second Marshall Plan for the world's poor, 3) training armed forces for disaster relief, 4) imposing a tax on international arms sales and 5) a one-year moratorium on weapons research.
The human species has collectively chosen to commit genocide upon each and every generation of it's own children. This article reveals all of the primary Forbidden Truths regarding this human atrocity.
Fight Bush, the neocons, and this dirty rotten system. Our rulers are workering double time to hide the truth of the Iraq disaster. While the official count of GI's killed in action has risen to 914 (www.casualties.org), every effort is being made to take this story off "page one." Don't let them! Write and phone news editors and organizations and let them know you know better and want full coverage. And we can use “other means” than depend on private/corporate info systems. Be the media! By any and all means necessary! Posters, stickers, paint, markers, steal the stage, etc.
Below please find some news that may be helpful in this effort. jamie
Like President Bush, John Kerry and John Edwards support the system of Israeli apartheid and will do nothing to stop the continued subjugation of Muslim and Christian Palestinians in occupied Palestine.
While campaigning in Springfield, MO on Friday, Bush tries to convince the crowd to vote for him because while in the Senate, Kerry and Edwards: "...consistently opposed reforms that limit the power of Washington, and leave more power in the hands of the people."
"The war is a fraud. I'm not talking about the weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. Nor the links between Saddam Hussein and al-Qa'ida which didn't exist. Nor all the other lies upon which we went to war. I'm talking about the new lies." Robert Fisk
1996 aggrement between Congress and Pharmaceutical companies in regards to the offering of free prescription drugs for certain individual's within a certain income level. Why relativly few people know about the programs, and the reason that others have not informed the public of these services.
John Kerry stopped in Bowling Green, Ohio today Aug. 1st to continue campaigning the vital swing state. Almost caught Kerry on camera to comment on the upcoming RNC protests, caught Dem. Sen. John Glenn instead- didn't say much...looks to me the Dems. are going to continue playing politics from the Bush/Fox playbook and not comment on the war, legit protests. These guys are just too old...
There is a mystery to the 2004 presidential election; a silence has fallen on America regarding a glaring contradiction. As we enter the second half of 2004, there is massive popular opposition to the war in Iraq and to the USA PATRIOT Act -- possibly a majority of Americans. Yet these same people are about to vote in overwhelming numbers for John Kerry for President.
Author: Ko Pong, fellow at the south Korean Society of Independent Philosophy Published:Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang. Korea Juche 92 (2003)
In the Guiding Light of Destiny, Ko Pong has written a book which is more than a philosophical text for its own sake, more than a mere scholarly discourse ( and as a scholarly discourse it is deserving of high praise).This is one of those rare treasures, like the Juche Idea itself, which is philosophical insight actually impacting the livelihood of the masses, that has its thumb on the pulse and heartbeat of humanity's sacred struggle for emancipation, a multi-millennium quest of identity and independence.
With all of the anti-communist propaganda we are fed, in the United States, it may seem bizarre to many of my colleagues that President Kim Il Sung and Marshal Kim Jong Il would be compared favorable to the greatest and most historically impacting of philosophers and social scientists, but this is exactly what Ko Pong bravely argues. From page one, we are taken on a historical course of discovery and achievement as mankind attempts to answer the question "Who are you?" . Here again we have a valuable tool for breaking down the years of lies and slander directed against these esteemed thinkers and leaders, so that we in the US, were it is most needed can study their lessons.
Paragraph by paragraph, we are taken through a course of comparative philosophies as human evolution matures and grows, in the words of the author, "Thousands of Years of Groping for the Guiding Light of Destiny". Sadly, we find, that never is the most burning question, millennium after millennium, ever answered.
President Kim Il Sung was the man responsible for ultimately answering the question "Man who are you?" while in the course of establishing the Juche idea.
Comrade Kim Jong Il, has said " The Juche idea expounded that man is a social being with independence, creativity, and consciousness and this gave a perfect philosophical elucidation of man."
I fear a short review can never give full testament to the 20 chapters and 103 pages of wisdom found in this book. Living in the decadent US capitalist-imperialist society, were such backwardness exists, and were noble statesman and geniuses of social science like President Kim Il Sung and Marshal Kim Jong Il are falsely slandered as barbaric and Bonapartist "dictators" it refreshing to find in The Guiding Light of Destiny, a book even the most naive of elements can understand and use and open the door to the whole treasure chest of knowledge coming out of Pyongyang.
Ending the book is a nine page poem entitled "Long Live the Juche Idea" written by Illi Reza Cozyaster, head of the Kimilsungism Study Group of Iran. I would like to share with you a few stanzas that most impressed me.
Head up, head up. You are the master of the world. You are controller of everything. You are immediately this world.
Juche placed at the high position of master Man, who was a slave of Providence. Power and material In the several thousand-year-long history of shackles.
Oh, the name of Juche All people look up to Is Kim Il Sung Kim Jong Il. Juche-Kim Il Sung Juche-Kim Jong Il.
If I were a betting man, I would bet that I am one of the first people, if not the first, to read this great book in the US. I received it in the mail from the National Democratic Front of South Korea Mission in Pyongyang for some activities I was assisting in conducting, for Marshal Kim Jong Il's 62nd birthday, as per my duties as chairman of the Songun Politics Study Group (USA).
This book immediately stuck out at me, as if a holy biblee or a transporter to the mind of Pyongyang's revolution. I have since read it, in full, nearly a dozen times, and I have referenced it continuously.
The material coming out of Pyongyang is absolutely amazing, and in stark contrast to the junk books on "globalization" coming out of the US, which with all due respect, lack any coherent ideological theory or understanding. Even by the high standards of the Foreign Language Publishing House in Pyongyang, I find this book particularly enjoyable and enlightening. The Guiding Light of Destiny is nothing short of a work of genius and passion.
I have obtained permission to make this piece available on-line. Until then, this book is available for order by the Korean Publication Exchange Association, a catalog of which can be found at
Back Door newsletter on East Timor, 01.08.2004 22:03
You are invited to sign two petitions aimed at securing East Timorese rights to oil and gas. In Sep the Melb NGO Group petition will be presented to Australian Prime Minister John Howard and the Timor Sea Justice Campaign (Sydney) petition will be tabled in Parliament.