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Bush's words VS The Facts (Daily Show video)

pkj | Bush's words battle the facts in this no-holds barred mini-doc from Steven Colbert and The Daily Show. Which will win? The facts? Or the President's words? Watch! more...  2 Comments

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Action Alert

kb | FAIR ACTION ALERT: FBI Shutdown of Indymedia Threatens Free Speech more...  2 Comments

Platoon defies orders in Iraq

cx | Mutiny begins in Iraq with the Reservists- hope its contageous... more...  6 Comments

McReynolds Says Schumer Ducking Debate over War

Mark Dunlea | David McReynolds, the Green Party candidate for US Senate, faulted Senator Chuck Schumer today for excluding his anti-war opponents from the only two public debates he has agreed to. "Chuck Schumer is happy to vote for an illegal invasion of a foreign country on the pretext of restoring democracy but he does his best to block democracy in his own country. more...  0 Comments


GANGBOX: CONSTRUCTION WORKERS NEWS SERVICE | BUILDING OFF THE BOOKS...the deunionization of government subsidized luxury housing construction in Lower Manhattan more...  1 Comments

Tactical Escalation | At the RNC, I noticed two conflicting trends, one hopeful and one disturbing. At two separate events, fire was used as a tactic at the RNC protests. In both instances, organizers claimed that the people who had set the fires were undercover police and provocateurs. There was one trend, initiated by an unknown source to escalate confrontations, there was another to decry such escalation. more...  5 Comments

Indymedia's hardware is returned, but many questions remain

Indymedia Ahimsa Seizure Press WG | Latest Indymedia press release concerning the Ahimsa seizure. more...  2 Comments

Bushes bulge is back

Sandi Nista | This ridiculous GOP puppet is showing a more pronounced bulge in his back during last night's debate than the first debate. I dunno what the fuck is going on, but there's a picture here with the bulge cleary visible. more...  18 Comments

Report: US Media's Silence Over "Indymedia Incident" "Stinks to High Heavan"

John Hanrahan | Agence France-Presse thought it was news. So did the U.K.’s Guardian newspaper. Likewise BBC News, which reported that the FBI in cooperation with U.K. authorities had on October 7 "shut down some 20 sites which were part of an alternative media network known as Indymedia." But coverage of this significant, ominous event has thus far drawn almost total silence from the U.S. news media. more...  7 Comments

Stories of the RNC 10/20

Jonny America | You have a week left to fine-tune your best RNC tale. more...  4 Comments

Weekend Update on Indymedia Takedown from Geneva

C. L. Hallmark | As promised here is an update from Switzerland. The Swiss AG says he didn't do it. The police sleep well, and their lawyer is delighted. more...  2 Comments

Thursday, October 14, Iraq Protest- Union Square Feeder March

Eric Larsen | Iraq protest: Thursday, October 14, 6:00 PM, Times Square Recruiting Station ... ... but first at 5PM, JOIN A FEEDER MARCH FROM UNION SQUARE! The afternoon will kick off with a speakout in Union Square, to be followed by a march to Times Square, joining the rally at the recruiting station. more...  0 Comments

Code Pink Liberty Vigils

absinthe | STATUE OF LIBERTY VIGILS CODEPINK New York will gather each Wednesday and each Friday for the rest of the month of October to stand vigil for liberty. Bring pink sheets or wear your pink slip, and we will outfit you with a torch and crown. more...  2 Comments

Volunteer for World Day of Action Against McDonald's--Oct 16th--

Edita Birnkant | more...  3 Comments

Take action against Sinclair

Matt Quagliozzi | Take a stand against partisan cheapshots courtesy of Sinclair... more...  3 Comments

Colombia Spaeaking Tour - International Accompaniment: Opening Spaces for Civil Society

ico Udu-gama | Nov.2004 Colombia Speaking Tour in the Northeast International Accompaniment: Opening Spaces for Civil Society. more...  1 Comments

"Hearts and Minds" Vietnam Doc. Screens at Film Forum Oct 22

Rialto Films | IF THE FIRST CASUALTY OF WAR IS TRUTH, THE LAST IS MEMORY. —Peter Davis – Director of Hearts and Minds. ------------------------------------------ Dear Friends, The classic and controversial Vietnam era documentary "Hearts and Minds," which won an Academy Award in 1974, has just been re-released and will be shown in New York City at the Film Forum from October 22-November 4, 2004, There will be an opening event at the Film Forum in New York, director Peter Davis will introduce the 7:30 SHOW ON Friday, October 22, Following the screening, Mr. Davis will be joined by cinematographer Richard Pearce and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation president Bobby Muller (who appears in the film) for a Q&A. For more information, see more...  2 Comments

NYC Campaign Coordinator

Edita Birnkant | Day of Direct Action Against McDonald's--Oct. 16th in the East Village-- more...  3 Comments

The Bush earpiece theory- the proof is in his speeches(must listen MP3)

lmark | Bush was on vacation for this speech so he was a little out of practice.... more...  9 Comments

James Baker's Double Life

saigon | When President Bush appointed former Secretary of State James Baker III as his envoy on Iraq's debt on December 5, 2003, he called Baker's job "a noble mission." At the time, there was widespread concern about whether Baker's extensive business dealings in the Middle East would compromise that mission, which is to meet with heads of state and persuade them to forgive the debts owed to them by Iraq. Of particular concern was his relationship with merchant bank and defense contractor the Carlyle Group, where Baker is senior counselor and an equity partner with an estimated $180 million stake. Until now, there has been no concrete evidence that Baker's loyalties are split, or that his power as Special Presidential Envoy--an unpaid position--has been used to benefit any of his corporate clients or employers. But according to documents obtained by The Nation, that is precisely what has happened. Carlyle has sought to secure an extraordinary $1 billion investment from the Kuwaiti government, with Baker's influence as debt envoy being used as a crucial lever. The secret deal involves a complex transaction to transfer ownership of as much as $57 billion in unpaid Iraqi debts. The debts, now owed to the government of Kuwait, would be assigned to a foundation created and controlled by a consortium in which the key players are the Carlyle Group, the Albright Group (headed by another former Secretary of State, Madeleine Albright) and several other well-connected firms. Under the deal, the government of Kuwait would also give the consortium $2 billion up front to invest in a private equity fund devised by the consortium, with half of it going to Carlyle. more...  7 Comments

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