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
~fletk: weblog, personal media, links " 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.
~fletk: weblog, personal media, links All current "segments" of radioken are back up and streamable I haven't heard Ken's Internet Radio Experiments yet, but the weblog is a breath of fresh air, and filled with links to Green issues!
Environmental Defense - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. cool! is running a banner ad for this site to subsidize the free email I offer at my Virtual Republic

December 30, 2000

Portland IndyMedia Center - news The Revolution Will Not Be Motorized but it will be BLOGGERIZED!

December 29, 2000

Newsroom From Portland Indymedia: "Time Drawing Tight for Peltier" This still deserves to be the top story - this is an issue where timely action could possibly have an effect Free Peltier
Upgrade Blog notices of new additions to the Library of Progress will be posted here. mostly about cognition and the media
Library of Progress The Tragedy of the Commons Garrett Hardin (1968) A classic work - the realization that some problems don't have technological solutions.

December 28, 2000

Electronic Revolution "FEEDBACK FROM WATERGATE TO THE GARDEN OF EDEN" the original text of "The Electronic Revolution" by William S. Burroughs

December 27, 2000

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

December 26, 2000

Welcome to Project Underground An excellent web publication from Berkeley that links environment and human rights issues -

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....

December 23, 2000

cat@lyst ~ community activist info node "grass roots net access for real people" from Sydney Indymedia

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.
Newsroom "Are you interested in independent media? Send us email at" Portland Indymedia and 9 other sources update frequently in the Newsroom Coming up in April, 2001- Project Censored will be co-hosting a national gathering of alternative news organizations and media activists ... register now!
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.

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..."

December 17, 2000

Newsroom see "Wired News" headlines on this page- it's not 100% certain that the election is over. Not until the electoral college has finished voting.
Signed Prints by Nancy Bright I went to visit this artist at the Holiday Fair - there was at least one woman in the crowd dressed like one of the fairies in Nancy's fantasy images. Complete with purple wings.

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.

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.
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?

December 13, 2000

2,619 CIA Sources: The Crowley Files The realization that much of our opinions derived from the media are based far more often than not on deliberatedly slanted propaganda is hardly a pleasant one.
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?
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"

December 12, 2000

Programs Alternative Radio on KLCC Tuesday at 6:30pm December 12: Amy Goodman - "Democracy Now!"

December 10, 2000

Blue Green A fine Blog with an attractive layout. Focused on timely environmental issues. Contributors welcome. Vote for this at Bloghop, I rated it Best. The link above should show the blog, and the voting menu.
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.

December 07, 2000

Committee to Free Lori Berenson "President Fujimori, from a Tokyo hotel room, offered his resignation..."

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
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 -:)