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Tue, Sep. 20th, 2011, 09:54 am
sonof2ravens: Help feed protesters occupying Wall Street!

You can donate funds here, or send them a pizza from here via their website.
Demonstrators are marching on Wall Street today on the third day of a campaign dubbed "Occupy Wall Street," which began on Saturday when thousands gathered in New York City’s Financial District. Inspired by the massive public protests in Cairo’s Tahrir Square and Madrid’s Puerta del Sol Square, hundreds have slept outside near Wall Street for the past two nights. We play a video report on the protest by Democracy Now!'s Sam Alcoff and get a live update from the streets from Nathan Schneider, editor of the blog "Waging Nonviolence."

We also speak with David Graeber, an anthropologist who participated in the activities. "If you look at who showed up [in Egypt and Spain], it was mostly young people, and most of them were people who had gone through the educational system, who were deeply in debt, and who found it completely impossible to get jobs," says Graeber. "The system has completely failed them... If there's going to be any kind of society worth living in, we’re going to have to create it ourselves."

Thu, Aug. 18th, 2011, 09:06 am
sonof2ravens: I try to warn people about the dangers of the media narrative

It is a trap lazy reporters & news readers fall into all the time.
It is neither conservative nor liberal as you will soon see.

The latest victim? Ron Paul. There are some things greens agree with Paul on.
Many we do not. But he is a thoughtful candidate trying to take part in our body politic.
Only to be snubbed in favor of Sarah Palin? Who many believe is just illegally using campaign contributions to give her family a vacation. How did Ron Paul become the 13th floor of politics? This is an issue that affects all 3rd party candidates and limits our political choices.

Tue, Aug. 16th, 2011, 04:51 pm
sonof2ravens: Ways You Can Show Solidarity With Striking Verizon Workers

For those who are following along with the Verizon strike and want to do what you can do to get involved, there are a bunch of ways for you to get directly involved or show your solidarity. Forty-five thousand Verizon workers are on strike because the massively profitable company, which pays no taxes, is demanding major cuts in employee compensation and refuses to negotiate fairly with workers. The Communications Workers of America filed a unfair labor practice grievance again Verizon on Friday.

One creative way to get involved is the "What Verizon's Name Means" contest sponsored by the CWA. The union is asking creative supporters to come up with a translation that reveals what Verizon's name really means.

If you are in the area, you can use this tool to find a picket line anywhere from Virginia to New York. If you are joining the strike, you can print leaflets before you go.

You can also send a letter to Verizon asking them to negotiate fairly. Daily Kos also has a petition in support of the striking workers. Organizations interested in supporting the strike should contact CWA directly.

Other ways to keep up with the latest on the strike is to sign up for text messages from CWA, support the strike on Facebook, and by changing your Facebook and Twitter status to show your solidarity.

Thu, Dec. 2nd, 2010, 09:02 am
sonof2ravens: Majority Report is back up!

Sam is doing a daily net cast at http://majority.fm/.

The RSS feed is below.


Sat, Oct. 9th, 2010, 11:22 am
sonof2ravens: Audio Analysis: FBI informer may have fired shots at Kent State

I had recently traded comments with a friend about the contraversial COINTELPRO prrogram.
It looks like we may have confirmed an FBI provacateur at Kent State.

from Slashdot:
"The Cleveland Plain Dealer is reporting today on new forensic analysis by audio scientists Stuart Allen and Tom Owen on a recently discovered audio tape from the Kent State shootings. The analysis suggests that four shots from a .38-caliber pistol were fired 70 seconds before the National Guard opened fire on a crowd of student protesters, killing four and wounding nine others. The alleged shooter, student Terry Norman, was hired by the FBI to take photos of the protesters. It has been known for some time that he had a .38-caliber pistol on his person the day of the shootings, but he has always claimed that the gun was not fired during the protest, a claim that was backed up in sworn testimony from authorities at the time."

More from a Cleveland Newspaper Article

Thu, Sep. 23rd, 2010, 01:34 pm
sonof2ravens: Newly Declassified Documents Show Bush Administration Looked For Excuse To Start War In Iraq

From the stuff we already knew dept:
Newly Declassified Documents Show Bush Administration Looked For Excuse To Start War In Iraq In Nov. 2001

The Bush administration has long maintained they had not decided to invade Iraq until the days before it actually began and that they did “everything” they could to “avoid war in Iraq.” President Bush even claimed that the “American people can know that every measure has been taken to avoid war.”

Yet there is evidence that the Bush administration, from its very early days, was actively plotting to go to war with the Arab country. From a British memo that noted that “Bush made it clear the US intended to invade whether or not there was a second resolution and even if UN inspectors found no evidence of a banned Iraqi weapons programme” to memoirs by administration members Richard Clarke and Paul O’Neill, there have been numerous disclosures that strongly suggest that the Bush administration was plotting a war against Iraq while recognizing it was not a threat to the United States.


Fri, Mar. 6th, 2009, 10:50 pm
sonof2ravens: Radio:Missing Thom & Mike ?

There have been some shakeups in progressive radio.
There is a streaming link in this article for Mike Malloy.
If that doesn't work go to one of his affiliates.

Thom Hartmann has gone to Dial Global(formally Jones Network).
The same network that syndicates Stephanie Miller.
No info on why he left Air America.
Suggest trying his portland station, KRXA, or thomhartmann.com.

Sat, Sep. 27th, 2008, 03:21 pm
sonof2ravens: The Real News needs your help!

I post this for those of you looking for alternatives to the Main Strem Media.

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