December 31, 2000
BBC News | AMERICAS | Analysis: How green is Bush? Christe Whitman, the future head of the EPA must seem like an ignorant bimbo to our friends in the UK who politely point out: "..She was confusing two separate problems - the build-up of gases which warm the atmosphere and the depletion of the ozone layer which allows ultra-violet rays from the sun to reach the Earth..." We must not tolerate an administration that will allow its environmental policies to be written by Exxon Mobile and and paraded on the world stage by a complicit ignoramous. next thing you know, he'll be selling tetra-ethyl lead to some fledgling fascist state, just like his grand dad did back in the 30s. (I blogged this, it's in the archives) yee-ha ride -em dubya
Posted by David Roknich at 6:37:00 PM
~fletk: weblog, personal media, links "...now is NOT the time to "get on with it." Now is the time to keep asking questions about the thousands of African-Americans who were prevented from voting in Florida this year..." Is there an echo? I've had this song cued up even before the spineless hacks on the electrolux college performed their mindless ritual.
Posted by David Roknich at 8:35:00 AM
December 30, 2000
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excerpts available online- the "religion" of the World Bank Faith and Credit: The World Bank's Secular Empire by Susan George, Fabrizio Sabelli Paperback - 282 pages (September 1994) Westview Press; ISBN: 0813326079 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0813326079/brainfood.a
Posted by David Roknich at 4:14:00 PM
December 26, 2000
December 24, 2000
I received some mail, relayed from Denmark that was just too good to not blog: "In 1555, Nostradamus wrote: Come the millennium, month 12, In the home of greatest power, The village idiot will come forth To be acclaimed the leader." "Hello George, HELLO....
Posted by David Roknich at 7:25:00 AM
December 23, 2000
December 22, 2000
Hello George? how's about we SHUT DOWN THE SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS. just write it off to isolationism. Bill Clinton couldn't shut it down. Maybe you can.
Posted by Realo! at 11:07:00 PM
the cat - a - lyst A unique site, with constructive proposals. They've staged a number of high-profile festivals in the past and provide documentation online. Recommended reading would be "The Forest People" by Colin Turnbull, where he discusses how the peaceful Pygmy tribes attain solidary through joyous ritual celebrations.
Posted by David Roknich at 4:48:00 AM
December 19, 2000
The International Office of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee "Amnesty International considers Leonard Peltier to be a political prisoner whose avenues of redress have long been exhausted..."
Posted by David Roknich at 12:17:00 AM
December 17, 2000
December 16, 2000
Citizens for True Democracy // Advocates for Fair Elections Al Gore won the popular vote by 500,000 votes. It's not too late to lobby the electoral college, and it's a fact that many electors are not bound to vote for their oarty's choice.
Posted by Realo! at 6:29:00 AM
December 14, 2000
RELEASE MUMIA ABU JAMAL AT ONCE! yet another victim of our zealous "Justice" system. Mumia's troubles are no where near resolution, and have taken a turn for the worse. Also consider the fact that our new president-elect is a world-leader in the realm of execution.
Posted by David Roknich at 4:47:00 AM
Independent Media Center - webcast news "...Dr. Al-Najjar has been imprisoned for over 3 1/2 years in Florida jail on secret evidence neither he nor his lawyers are allowed to review and rebut. Yet Judges who reviewed this secret evidence called for Al-Najjar's release..." US prosecuters in Miami are still fighting to block his release! Why?
Posted by David Roknich at 4:34:00 AM
December 13, 2000
2,619 CIA Sources: The Crowley Files Leary, William Dept. of History, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 An interesting treasure I found by way of the Indymedia site. It seems the less-well-known names may be the most interesting. Dr. Leary has published an account of out involvement in Laos that speaks very favorably of the CIA (below).
Supporting the "Secret War": CIA Air Operations in Laos, 1955-1974 Published by Dr. William Leary, who is on the list of alledged CIA contacts above. Is there a contest as to who will publish the history of that period?
Posted by David Roknich at 6:05:00 AM
At this moment - NOW Amy Goodman is on KLCC. So, if your radio is within range of Lane County, Oregon turn it on and tune in to "Alternative Radio"
Posted by David Roknich at 2:46:00 AM
December 12, 2000
December 10, 2000
I confess. I signed the petition asking Al Gore to step aside and avoid spoiling Nader's chances of election. As my punishment, I now receive email from people like Tom Wright, author of The Pornography of Power I think he's misguided when he says: "A President Gore would have been far more devastating to the American Public than the back-assed, know-nothing dunce from Texas, who will no doubt require the full four years of his term to memorize his new address and phone number." Young Dubya's handlers are a highly trained and determined crew, dangerous even without the resources of the Oval Office at their disposal. The fact that he is already receiving official CIA briefings is frightening enough, but he isn't president yet, and Tom you really were jumping the gun back in November when it seems you declared the contest over and done with. As for Gore, it is interesting to note the extent that he has moved with his constituency. He did represent the people of Tennesee when it was his job, and like most successful politicians. he lead to the extent that he could, choosing his battles carefully. Should he fall short during this last lap, he may not be the toast of the town back in Tennessee, but he has clearly won for himself a much broader following than those among us who freely indulge in strident, alienating rhetoric for the sake of appearing witty within their own insular political clique. I'll sum up by saying that I couldn't find anything in your article that speaks to Green issues and your commentary on the Vice President is far below the standard he set for himself when he worked as a journalist. Nonetheless, if you are as interested in progressive politics as you claim to be, you will continue to follow the progress of the Fresh Green Blog, where timely coverage of long-standing international issues such as the investigation of the Letellier murder, the continued imprisonment of Lori Berenson, and the intrigues fostered by the School of the Americas in Peru and elsewhere are held continuously before the public eye.
Posted by David Roknich at 12:25:00 PM
December 07, 2000
December 06, 2000
Nov 29 Press "Early this morning two concerned civilians lowered themselves off of a water tower on the Fort Benning Military Reservation, unfurling a 1,750 square foot red, white and blue banner reading, "North and South The People Say: Close the School of the Americas."... Liz Guy (25) of Seattle, WA, and Josh Raisler Cohn (23) of Portland, OR, intend to remain suspended all day to protest the continued existence..." court date is January 22
Posted by David Roknich at 10:29:00 AM
Kelly thanks for posting while I was vacationing in Alaska. The desktop you got from NASA is really nice: I got some aerial photos of the lights near the NW corner during that part of the flight when I'm sure they didn't include "camcorders" in the list of electronic equipment that should be turned off -:)
Posted by David Roknich at 8:59:00 AM