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Selected FSRN Segments and Organization / Resource References (english)
01 Mar 2003
Modified: 02 Mar 2003

This is no where I would like it to me but includes some FSRN segment text summaries and audio links and WebActive ( pointers to Headlines. As well as a few of the many individuals, organizations, IMC reporters, BTL,, and such made reference to duing FSRN ( daily broadcasts. See your regional AirWaveWEB flyer / Internet reference for a station or webcsring near you! Rock Around the World used to announce where independent bands were performing throughout the world. Surely such efforts at connecting can be realized these days.

Since Browze / include file appears not to allow you to refer to a file not on your PC I mist inlude a link; for anyone who fears external links might potential be marketing scams or facsist....

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Letters [to] Lexington (english)
02 Mar 2003

I pulled out one of the embedded references because I still think it's worthy of discussion. The response below was followed a link I gave along with a concise summary about an FSRN segment:

"Sorry, but too often people post interesting headers that offer links to fascist, racist, or for-profit sites. Post the article in its entirety, please."

I'll admit what I wrote was a draft at best, and written in haste, as all too often.

I still haven't got to extending the FSRN samples reference with connections to organizations and resources, etc.

I think it's time well spent as opposed to (nearly did) responding to someone on about N30 (Ann is it?) This is sort of what I was on about before, yesterday in Newswire. Why not have entitled it 'Letters to Lexington'? Maybe the author thought Noam Chomsky, who clearly reads a lot is browsing through his nearest IMC site near to his hometown. In any event I don't see what it at all has to do with Boston's IMC Newswire. Granted it's Open Publishing and I am in no way trying to limit that; just referring to the logic of the posting. If it's so important, and if it doesn't directy connect a global concern or issue, etc. with something at one of the IMC site then why not post in the IndyGlobal (

My understanding it is IndyGlobal more in name, liek all IMC sites it connects with all other IMC sites via left sidebar and IndyGlobal does have compiled links from all over the world, and there's those natural connections that do form when something is linked, referred to ,etc.

IndyGlocasl is not meant as any sort of hierarcial hub of control, but at some point it might be worth considering something along the lines of the existing worldwide IMC Newswire's and maybe an additional "localglobal Newswire" for "history lessons" and 'philosophical enlightenment resource & cocern-action related pools of information', areas to allow local IMC sites to focus on issues raised by the IMC community to not only note something but to connect with an oprganiation doing soemthing or the IMC community (odd not to see a reference to in Boston's IndyMedia, also see Downing's Radial Media for distinctions made regarding communtiy and much more) and more pools of various commonly shared and mirrored resources to the more strictly globally, somewhat independent issues, DMCA, prison-industrial-university complex, state-corporate nexus, or anty number of corporaste media taboo subjects.

Someone thinking a link is just another facist, hatehatehate link needed,a nd needs discussion: -->

"The complexity of the issues that arise is shown in a revealing study of Indian development, in comparison to China and others, by Harvard economist Amartya Sen. He observes that "a comparative study of the experiences of different countries in the world shows quite clearly that countries tend to reap as they sow in the field of investment in health and quality of life."
... -->

On a visit to Europe a few days before he was assassinated by elite government forces in San Salvador in November 1989, Father Ignacio Ellacur¡a, rector of the University of Central America, addressed the West on the underlying issues. You "have organized your lives around inhuman values," he said. These values

are inhuman because they cannot be universalized. The system rests on a few using the majority of the resources, while the majority can't even cover their basic necessities. It is crucial to define a system of values and a norm of living that takes into account every human being. (69)

In our dependencies, such thoughts are subversive and can call forth the death squads. At home, they are sometimes piously voiced, then relegated to the ashcan in practice. Perhaps the last words of the murdered priests deserve a better fate."

Robert Fisk righty streses, what about the lack of "why" questions? Even independent of who ever may or may not be largely responsible for much of conditions under which much of the world population lives, democratic governments replaced with regimes serving 'the right people', etc.

If you assume the U.S. is destined to spread democracy and has rightful access to whatever resources happen to be physicalled located elsewhere then it still seems one should challenge and improve matters in whatever ways possible to some way not let any magical benefit bestowed on one overshadow and drowned another. The why questions are certainly relevent.

Can't find the reference where Edward Herman says something along the lines that the lack or limited reviews of specifically addressing the 'propaganda model' illustrate what the book set out to do. -->

Maude Barlow, chairperson of a Canadian study group, reports the results of their inquiry into maquiladoras "built by Fortune 500 to take advantage of a desperate people," for profits hard to match elsewhere. They found factories full of teenage girls, some 14 years old, "working at eye-damaging, numbingly repetitive work" for wages "well below what is required for even a minimum standard of living." Corporations commonly send the most dangerous jobs here because standards on chemicals are "lax or nonexistent." "In one plant," she writes, "we all experienced headaches and nausea from spending an hour on the assembly line" and "we saw young girls working beside open vats of toxic waste, with no protective face covering." Unions are barred, and there is no lack of desperate people to take the place of any who "are not happy, or fall behind in quotas, or become ill or pregnant." The delegation "took pictures of a lagoon of black, bubbling toxic waste dumped by plants in an industrial park," following it to "where it met untreated raw sewage and turned into a small river running past squatters' camps (where children covered in sores drank Pepsi Cola from baby bottles) to empty into the Tijuana River."27

References to "superpower", why not uncover it's meaning. How to ask "why" more broadly?
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