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Commentary :: Media
Bush's secret journalistic payroll keeps getting longer
28 Jan 2005
Word that the Bush administration has been paying journalistic shills to pimp for its programs tells us something about the state of the media, but also about those programs: they don’t stand up to genuine scrutiny and need paid propaganda to sell them to the public.
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News :: Politics
Anti-war ex-soldier refuses to fight for US imperialism
27 Jan 2005
Back Door Draft tries to prevent part time soldier from finishing his contract and forces him to go AWOL.
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News :: Organizing
The Crusade for God and Global Conquest
27 Jan 2005
“America, in this young century, proclaims liberty throughout all the world, and to all the inhabitants thereof.”

—George W. Bush, second inaugural speech

“You think you know...but you have no idea...just what Bush has in store world...our future!”

—Opening lines of the RCP’s statement
"The Battle for the Future Will Be Fought from Here Forward!"

George W. Bush swaggered to the podium of his inauguration and said he would put before "every ruler and every nation" a choice over whether to embrace his vision of "freedom." (Kinda like how the Godfather makes you an "offer you can’t refuse.")

And he said he was proclaiming the "calling of our times"—which means (quite literally!) that Bush believes his god has spoken to him and has assigned the U.S. and its soldiers a divine mission. It was a vision of a global American crusade.

And we use this word "crusade" quite literally. The last time Christian fundamentalists ruled, it was called the Dark Ages. The theocratic leaders of those times announced "crusades"—wars under the sign of the cross to conquer the strategic crossroads of their world. The Crusaders invaded the Middle East in eight waves from 1095 until 1270.

In Bush’s call for this modern-day crusade, a Christian messianic madness has been fused with calculated geopolitics of U.S. capitalism.
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News :: Organizing
End The War On Terror a.k.a. This Warring of Religions
27 Jan 2005
This is a local issue, a state or regional issue, a city issue where you live, an issue for each person, and not a Global Issue. Want to end this warring of religions? Debunk the religion and take the power to manipulate its membership away from clerics and priests. Freedom from religion is the only way its going to get done and stay done; along with saving our species and our planet. You already know this to be true.
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News :: Organizing
130+ PROTESTS SINCE NOV. 2 -also- DC Police Found "Guilty"
27 Jan 2005
Over 130 separate protest actions have taken place in the US since Nov. 2.
In January alone, there have been nearly 60 demonstrations and marches
protesting against the Bush Administration and the Iraq war. Inauguration
day saw 43 separate actions in as many cities from coast to coast.
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News :: International
Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005
27 Jan 2005
Tour of the Revolution II: Photo Essay
Venezuelan March for Sovereignty: Caracas January 23 2005
"En Defensa de la Soberanía"
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Freedom on Steroids
27 Jan 2005
This idea of freedom comes from a man who as a boy amused himself stuffing explosives into the mouths of frogs!
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LOCAL Announcement :: Politics
Anti War? Ralph and Patti and Howard are too.
26 Jan 2005
Raly and Concert in Cambridge this Saturday
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Announcement :: Organizing
"Organizing to Win" Program at National Conference on Organized Resistance
26 Jan 2005
In addition to the many workshops and panels taking place at NCOR, the Catalyst Project is bringing together leading community organizers and activists from Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM), Just Cause Oakland, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP), the Immigrant Justice Solidarity Project (IJSP) and other grassroots fighting organizations.
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News :: Human Rights : Politics
Hold Gonzales Accountable for Torture
26 Jan 2005
HRF_howdidwegethere.jpgNow is a critical moment in the campaign to hold Attorney General Nominee Alberto Gonzales accountable for his role in the abuses that have taken place at Abu Ghraib and other U.S, detention facilities. The Senate Judiciary Committee and possibly the entire Senate is expected to vote on Mr. Gonzales’ nomination later this week. For only the second time in their 27 year history, Human Right First is formally opposing a Presidential nomination.
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