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News :: Organizing
Life and Lies Under the Terrordome
14 Aug 2004
quot;What we're talking about here is a very serious matter based upon sound intelligence.We are a nation in danger."

George W. Bush, August 2

The official American political season has opened in a war frenzy.

First, the Democrat's team "reported for duty" in Boston--wrapped in flags, surrounded by vets and generals--and promising to build up more military strength and launch aggressive new actions.

Then, the Republican government roared back with their own bid to orchestrate fear and war fever: Quickly after the Democratic convention closed, on August 1, the current administration announced a major terror alert--complete with claims of immediate threat, new "intelligence streams," capture of key plotters, supposed targeting of the New York Stock Exchange and the Citicorp Center in Manhattan, the Prudential Financial building in Newark, and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund buildings in Washington, DC.

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Commentary :: Environment : Labor
John Kerry's Statement on the Iraq War; Political Ecology 101
14 Aug 2004
Modified: 09:09:54 PM
Progressive Democrats frustrated by Kerry statement that he would have voted to authorize the president to declare war against Iraq even if he had known that Saddam had harbored no weapons of mass destruction.
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LOCAL News :: Organizing
NYC - August 29 Could Be a Very Slow Day, So Bring a Toothbrush
14 Aug 2004
New York Cops Tax Forever to Write Up a Ticket, and Things Could Get Even Slower if They Decide to Go on Strike August 29
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Commentary :: Politics
BTL: Terrorist Alerts: Genuine Threats or Political Ploy?
14 Aug 2004
Interview with Craig Eisendrath, senior fellow with the Center for International Policy, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
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LOCAL Commentary :: DNC : Organizing
Photo Essay of DNC Protests
14 Aug 2004
Modified: 01:10:32 AM
A short photo essay of the DNC protests, from July 27 to 29. Please post comments below.
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Commentary :: Environment
Nader Shows Courage Bush and Kerry Lack
13 Aug 2004
While Bush and Kerry vie to show who is more uncritically supportive of right-wing Israeli government policy, Nader has the courage to expose how powerfully the pro-Israeli government lobbying effort in the U.S. is distorting public debate on the Israel-Palestine crisis.
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LOCAL News :: Environment : Human Rights
Voices of the Lost and Forgotten-Part One:
13 Aug 2004
Modified: 03:26:34 PM
Homeless families ask an important question: "How can America let this happen to us? Why can’t we get any help?"
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LOCAL Announcement :: Politics
8/14 Antifascist Movie Night
13 Aug 2004
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Announcement :: Politics
The Northeastern Anarchist #9 out now!!
13 Aug 2004
The Summer/Fall 2004 issue of "NEFAC's Magazine of Class Struggle Theory and Practice" is now out...
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Commentary ::
Blood Money: The Human-Capital Equation of the U.S. Occupation of Iraq
13 Aug 2004
When a state is determined to pursue war, and all forms of indirect symbolic protest actions have failed to sway politicians to halt their imperialist aggression, the only remaining option is direct action by the working class. One option is a general strike by workers that can effect the production and transpiration of military capital, that is the materials essential for the war machine. The other is to deprive the military of the labor it needs to fight the war.
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