Thursday, October 27, 2005

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism


Donald R., Torture is not "A College Prank!"

Bush Policy
Sadly, more and more is appearing about the barbaric "Culture of Torture," the neocons have gleefully employed to carry out their imperial plans at behest of the ruling class.

Ex-Head of Abu Ghraib Prison Speaks Out
War Crimes In Afghanistan
Why Torture is OK (article is strangely titled)
Torture and Misery in the Name of Freedom

However, some Canadians are trying to see that international law and order apply to the most flagrant violator of human rights this century. Prosecuting Bush in Canada for Torture


Friday, October 21, 2005

Rise of the 'Patriotic Journalist'


Bill Bennett, Bob Bennett, and the Criminal Element

The authors talk about real crime, the kind that actually hurts society.


How to vote November 8th

What's good for UTLA is good for all working class people.


Monday, October 17, 2005

Luis Posada and Bush's Drinking

This was exceptional.


Extremist Cleric at it Again


Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Voices of a People's History

Zinn Event

Zinn Event
Readings from Anthony Arnove and Howard Zinn's "Voices of A People's History of the United States," held at the George and Sakaye Aratani Japan America Theatre, sponsored by CERSC and KPFK. Readings were from voices of the people's struggle from a selection of people including Susan B. Anthony, John Brown, Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, Tecumseh, Mark Twain, Cindy Sheehan and many more.

Photos from the event.


Wednesday, October 05, 2005

McCain Fights Bush's Culture of Torture

Maybe because he is a real veteran and not a daddy-git-me-in-the-Texas-Air-Guard over-privileged draft dodger. Maybe because he served his time in the military instead of being AWOL to work on his father's senatorial campaign. Maybe because he was a POW during the last major U.S. ruling class imperial action. Whatever it is, John McCain has amended a bill to end the policy of torture that has gone unabated since this administration began. The coward in chief has threatened to veto it. Guess McCain doesn't understand the Culture of Torture the neocons have worked so hard to bring us.


White New Orleans

Bush, Inc. has big plans for New Orleans. Aside from lucrative no-bid contracts to Cheney's favorite ex-employer, HUD secretary Alphonso Jackson made some recent statements that all but confirm the reactionary right's dream of a color-free New Orleans. Jesse Jackson talks about this in Eased Out Of The Big Easy.


Torture Begins at Home

Bush PolicyLouisiana: After Katrina, Inmates Face Prison Abuse
End Abuses against Inmates Who Were Evacuated after Katrina

Evidence that the U.S. ruling class policy of torturing detainees in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay, and elsewhere has its roots in the cruel and racist U.S. prison system is fairly indisputable. Just how cruel the U.S. prison system manifests itself isn't often headline news in the reactionary corporate press.

After abandoning Gulf Coast prisoners to their fate during Katrina, many of whom survived a harrowing ordeal unthinkable to most, the face of abuse peeks through yet again. Transfered to Jena Correctional Facility, surviving inmates have been subjected to brutal beatings and other detestable treatment. The Human Rights Watch Articles above are accounts of their plight.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Porn for Porn

We've all heard the ghastly story of the site that trades porn for photos of mutilated bodies of Iraqis butchered in the ongoing occupation. Being a veteran myself I know what kind of people they let in the service. So while it didn't surprise me it did make me somewhat sad. Author John Chuckman deals with the latest Bush administration scandal. War Porn: What the Gruesome Images Say