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Commentary :: DNC
More wasted lives: US faces another stalement in Iraq, this time in Najaf
28 Aug 2004
After needlessly provoking an armed conflict with al-Sadr’s militia in Najaf, the U.S. is forced to back down again as in Fallujah, leaving more American soldiers pointlessly dead and wounded, and Iraqis angrier than before.
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News :: Politics
The Ugly American Comes Home to Roost
28 Aug 2004
Over many decades the term "Ugly American" became known outside of the United States as a descriptive term for Americans traveling or working overseas. I first heard this term as a child when my father recommended to my old brother that he read a book by the same title. My brother, a child at the time, was interested in the foreign perception of Americans. He had followed closely the Vietnam war and was struggling to understand foreign sentiment towards Americans, which was largely negative.
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Commentary :: Politics
BTL:Pagan Priestess Starhawk Draws Connection Between Spirituality and...
28 Aug 2004
...Political Activism ~ Interview with Starhawk, pagan priestess and nonviolent direct action organizer, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
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Review :: Organizing
Become Your Own RNC Media Outreach Team!
28 Aug 2004
indymediaphoto.jpgTraveling to New York for the RNC protests? Want the public to find out what's really happening in the streets and why people are out there? Become your own media outreach team. Here's how you do it.

*Call your local paper. It’s best if you call in the morning before the late afternoon deadline crunch setsnin. If you’ve already sent a concise, well-written fax the night before, all the better.
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News :: Environment : International : Organizing
Colin Powell's Arrival Provokes a Riot in Athens
28 Aug 2004
riotinathenskkxltx.jpgPictures provided by Athens Indymedia, Greece.

What began as a peaceful protest ended in ugly scenes in the centre of Athens' tourist district as police blocked marchers from taking their demonstration against US foreign policy to the door of the American embassy.
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LOCAL News :: Organizing
Police Arrest 250 in NYC for Critical Mass
28 Aug 2004
1_timessquare1.jpgThe New York IMC is reporting massive arrests during an incredibly vibrant and huge critical mass ride that wound around the city. At one point the ride was reportedly 45 blocks long with estimates of anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 bicyclists participating. Police created barricades in an attempt to break the ride up, and after trapping smaller sections of the ride, arrested hundreds and loaded them onto city busses.
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News :: International
Iraqi Resistance Report: New Issue 08/ 23-25 /04
28 Aug 2004
The Iraqi Resistance Reports are Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member editorial board The Free Arab Voice.
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Commentary :: Politics
BTL:Guantanamo Detainees Subjected to Pentagon-Run "Kangaroo Court"
27 Aug 2004
Modified: 10:46:22 PM
Interview with Michael Ratner, principal attorney for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay, U.S. Naval Base conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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News ::
"The Greatest Celebration on Earth" ???
27 Aug 2004
Wanton propagation in wretched, municipal shelters, where animals are
trapped in perpetual misery-- diseased and starving, results in new born
puppies being cannibalized by animals struggling for survival. These grisly
scenes have been captured on video.
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LOCAL Commentary :: Organizing
Big Brother: Its not about Terror, Its about Profits
27 Aug 2004
Big Brother is clamping down on America, and nobody seems to care. What will it take to get the average American to realize that we are rapidly descending into a police state? Our kids are counting on us to preserve the freedoms we inherited, yet many have already been stripped. Right now most Americans are living in la la land watching the Olympics and ignoring Bushco's attempt to ignite WWIII in Najaf. The draft is a very real possibility, they will close the borders to keep us in!
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