?

Log in

innocence is the first casualty [entries|friends|calendar]
get the conservatives out of the white house!

[ website | punk voter! ]
[ userinfo | livejournal userinfo ]
[ calendar | livejournal calendar ]

(Speak your peace)

Artwork [13 Feb 2008|09:21pm]
farther_on
Civilians Of War
For more, go here.

(Speak your peace)

Connos Memse [20 Apr 2007|10:35pm]

connosmemse
[ mood | accomplished ]



My name is Connos Memse.  I am a student at MIT (Massachusetts Interdimensional Travel). I am majoring in interdimensional politics, and for my senior year, I am here to study the politics of America in this dimension.
My dimension is very similar to this one, we have the same TV shows, the same countries, even the same food. America's still America, we've got all of the same freedoms. Things are just a little different, enough to be worth taking a look at what could have gone differently back home to make it more like this place, or what could have gone differently to make here more like home.

I'm withholding judgment on whether here or home is the more politically sound America.


Or, more specifically, this is a political satire journal with a definite liberal slant, written by a professional activist from Indianapolis, IN.  Please come check it out, I've got two entries already posted, and will be updating regularly.  I also figured that the people of this community would get a kick out of my Bush satire essay, the first entry in this journal.  All quotes are directly from GW.  And yes, it seems pro-Bush at first, that's the nature of sarcasm and satire.  Read the whole thing before getting offended.

(Speak your peace)

Remember The Maine [15 Feb 2007|03:04am]

wabishtar
On this date, February 15th, in the year 1898, the U.S.S. Maine suffered an unexplained explosion and sank off the coast of Cuba. 266 men were lost as The Maine went down. The U.S. blamed Spain, though there was no real evidence that Spain had anything to do with it, they still claimed it was a Spanish mine. 2 months later, The Spanish-American War had begun. "Remember The Maine" was the rallying cry for the war, despite the fact that there was no link between the sinking of The Maine and the Spanish. The powerful interests in America used those sailor's deaths as justification for a war they had been planning for some time. In actuality, The Maine probably never hit a mine, and the most likely cause of it's sinking was simply a fire in the coal bunker. Nevertheless, a report was issued saying that The Maine was sunk by a mine, and the mine was almost certainly Spanish. In essence, the government took a tragedy, wrote up a false report, and then used the tragedy to justify a war. Sound familiar?

This makes the phrase "Remember The Maine" very bitter to me. For one, it was used to falsely justify a war, but for two, no one remembers this story anymore. I compare Iraq to the Spanish-American War, and no one I talk to understands. This falsely justified war, this false intelligence, this fake link from a national tragedy to justify a war? This has all happened before. “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it." That quote from George Santayana has a particular resonance in a democracy. If we intend to live in a government where we elect our own leaders, then we must be educated enough to pick our leaders wisely. Learn your country's history, learn where you've been so you don't end up going there again. The only way the deaths of the crew of the U.S.S. Maine will mean anything is if we remember them, and never make the same mistakes again. A century from now, I don't want someone to be writing about how no one remembers 9/11 or the war in Iraq, and if people did, we wouldn't be stuck in this endless war on Mars right now. Remember the people of the past. They have a lot to teach us. Tell your friends. On this day, PLEASE, Remember The Maine.

(Speak your peace)

[22 Apr 2006|10:13am]

chaos602003
I think this person is pretty fucking cool. Go and check him out. He/she goes by the name of XX. I was just check out this person's new book titled How I Learned To Love The PATRIOT ACT.

(Speak your peace)

EVERYONE should watch this. [08 Nov 2005|02:45pm]
hatchelt
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4417024.stm

Italian state TV, Rai, has broadcast a documentary accusing the US military of using of phosphorus bombs against civilians in the Iraqi city of Falluja.

here's the film:

http://www.rainews24.rai.it/ran24/inchiesta/video/fallujah_ING.wmv

and a few sites:

http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article325560.ece

http://www.countercurrents.org/iraq-jamail190105.htm

still think we should be in iraq? still think we're doing the right thing?

please post this on, post it everywhere. everyone needs to see what's really happening out there.

(Speak your peace)

class warfare much? [07 Nov 2005|12:11am]

abouttime
well to save some billions of dollars over the next 5 years the gov. has approved a bill to cut money from medicare, medicaid, and a slew of other things that help either the elderly or poor. Awesome!

(Speak your peace)

[31 Oct 2005|10:11pm]

1unique_user



There will be a series of protest accross the country on Nov 2nd against Bush. Click the picture and find out how you can show your support and where a protest near you will be.

(Speak your peace)

Controlled Demolition. crossposted. [29 Oct 2005|06:52pm]

woolymths
I know a lot of people are aware of such topics.. but not enough.
Every American should watch this.
and this, concentrating on the Pentagon.


Everyone, this is at least worth thinking about. I know that through it all I always wondered why I thought our country was more in control, had better security and had more intelligence.

Because it does.

Maybe this is why we haven't had an attack since. No one knows why we haven't. Especially after seeing the incompetence with Katrina. We've just been told that security has changed since 9/11. But really.. it looks like it's up to ourselves to find out the truth.


Here are some other links..
Question911.com
Infowars.com
Become Repubican! ....And this is just really funny.

(Speak your peace)

Northeast Socialist Confrence coming up [20 Oct 2005|12:05am]

faerencholie
[ mood | excited ]

If anyone is interested, the Northeast Socialist Conference is on November 5th in New York City.

Link: http://www.nesocialistconference.net/

Only 5 bucks. (10 if you live in the city) on your own as far as transportation and housing. I think they can provide some if people need it, but I'll be carpooling and staying at someone's house. (I'm pretty psyched about it!)

(Speak your peace)

2006 A World Beyond Capitalism Conference Volunteer Meeting And Call for out-of-state volunteers [18 Oct 2005|02:57am]

00no_capitalism
[ mood | cheerful ]

.Dear friends,
 
I would like to invite everyone to the Volunteer Meeting for the 2006 A World Beyond Capitalism Conference,
An Annual International Multiracial Alliance Building Peace Conference.  Time and Date: 7pm-9pm, Wednesday, October 19th, 7-9 PM, 2005, Location: Laughing Horse Bookstore, 3652 SE Division St. Portland, OR 97202. No charge.  Free, light vegan refreshments.  Detailed driving directions with maps (for local or out of state origins) are found on the website.  The conference greatly welcomes the help of not only face-to-face volunteers but also volunteers who can only help from out-of-state, or out of country who work-from-home with or without the internet.  Workshop proposals will also be accepted.  More details on today's entry of my journal.  Thank you,...
   
Love for the people.
 
-n.c.

"There comes a time when the operation of the machine is so odious that you cannot even tacitly participate, You’ve got to place your bodies on the gears, the wheels, all the mechanism. And you’ve got to indicate to those who own it and those who run it, that unless you are free, the machine will be prevented from working at all." - "Unless You Are Free" Song Lyrics by Utah Phillips/Ani DiFranco

[Moderator: If you would like me to link back to your community in the user info of our community, please comment on this post.]

(Speak your peace)

New here. [26 Jun 2005|08:02pm]

faerencholie
[ mood | pensive ]

I have joined, but I'm too lazy at the moment to go into much of an explanation. I hate mass media and how their lies influence society, I hate ignorance and the corrupt leaders that embrace it. So here I am. not exactly punk outwardly, but I suppose at heart? I'm a vegan feminist environmentalist, if I have to go by labels. I would call myself entiestablishment. I guess that's all you need to know for now.

(Speak your peace)

[26 Feb 2003|10:05pm]

blackmeout
Hi everyone,

I wanted to tell you all about the Grassroots Animal Rights Conference coming up next month. It's from March 31-April 3rd in Manhatten, New York. Now is the time to register. Check out info about the conference at garc and The Grassroots AR Conference.

Hope to see you there,

t

(2 Said the system doesn't work for them | Speak your peace)

I need a car, you need a guide [24 Feb 2005|05:39pm]

very_lonely
[ mood | amused ]

So what does everyone think about Bush's new boytoy AKA Jeff Gannon AKA James Guckert?

(Speak your peace)

*newbie" [17 Feb 2005|11:08am]

culturecide
[ mood | crazy ]

*Reason I'm here: Seeking insight, advice and direction;
*motive/s: I want to involve myself in direct action against the present injustices, esp. in South America, Europe and here in the UK: Enivornmentalism,
Animal rights, social justice - all that. Soildarity seems to mean sth, im guessing. Correct me if i'm wrong.
*feeling luck, punk?: feelin' optimistic that I'll find my feet, and use this anger/creative energy for the left's cause.

I have a resentment for the capitalist system (personal & through observerance) and I need some guidence, advice and a bit of direction, if you'll have me. I've read some posts and I'm eagerly devouring the info (never get this news in the controlled media ), so thx.

The far-right (fascists, the republican party, some "Christian evangelicals", multi. nat. companies) are my enemies.

I got interested in this through catching overnight broadcasts - I attribute being unable to sleep to the crazy-making system we're in; but my brain is firing on all cylinders, and I can't take being brainwashed anymore.- on SW. radio. I heard a Right-wing "Christian" Radio host called "Chuck bates" say/qoute: "The intent of the controlled media is to mould public opinion. Why? Because opinions determine actions, in politics, in your economic status, and who you vote for..." And it's true.

He also said, and I qoute, "We must put to death our culture" - to me, that is the insidious comment that implies none other than a war. This bozo and members of that clan want to subtely replace whole cultures w/ an artifical, robotic, pro-expansionist agenda - The "American Way". I am determined to prevent this, or at least stem the tide. It affects us all and it must be stopped, whatever the cost.

Capitalism isn't intrinsically wrong in itself, its just that the "evil wrongdoers" ha, ha must subdue their greed.

"Everything must be reduced to the same level by producing a phantom, a monstrous abstraction, an all embracing sth that is nothing, a mirage, and that phantom is "the public"." S.K.

(Speak your peace)

Human life [16 Feb 2005|05:57pm]

steveo1601
"The sacredness of human life is not forfeited by human wrongdoing."

(Speak your peace)

[25 Jan 2005|09:40pm]

greenishxsky
http://www.michaelmoore.com/words/index.php?id=1116

f/r

(2 Said the system doesn't work for them | Speak your peace)

x-posted at _antiflag & mi_punks_unite [24 Jan 2005|09:43pm]

love_and_chaos7
i came across this on a friend's journal. thought some of you might get a kick out of it.


(11 Said the system doesn't work for them | Speak your peace)

[20 Jan 2005|07:25pm]

abouttime
[ mood | angry ]

That son of a bitch is STILL NOT MY PRESIDENT!

(3 Said the system doesn't work for them | Speak your peace)

what was it to you? [20 Jan 2005|12:59pm]

very_lonely
[ mood | doopa doo ]

Inauguration: an act of inaugurating; especially : a ceremonial induction into office.

Or,

Coronation: the act or occasion of crowning; also : accession to the highest office.

What do you think it was?

(7 Said the system doesn't work for them | Speak your peace)

Boycott Bush's innauguration! [18 Jan 2005|02:40pm]

jadehuntress

Boycott Bush this Thursday! Hit him where it hurts! Get the word out!

http://www.notonedamndime.com/boycott/

navigation
[ viewing | most recent entries ]
[ go | earlier ]