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The Week That Put a Cork in the KeystoneXL and Opened the Floodgates in Palestine

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Wed, 11/19/2014
A Message from Mazin:

 
On Thu, Nov 6, 2014 at 12:03 AM, Mazin Qumsiyeh <mazin@qumsiyeh.org> wrote:
 
    I return to this country (and it is one country) to find the situation more
    tense than it was two weeks ago when I left. An Israeli colonial settler
    runs over Palestinian children killing one 5 year old and injuring another.
    A Palestinian native runs over Israeli border police in Jerusalem killing
    one officer and injuring several. Such incidents are increasing. Zionism
    started here as a colonial movement to change a multi-religious flourishing
    Palestine into JSIL (the Jewish state of Israel in the Levant). The support
    of western powers was and continues to be critical for JSIL's establishment
    and (increasingly more expensive) maintenance.  Colonial movements must
    destroy on one hand the native society and build a new society. In the case
    of colonization of Palestine (now called Israel), the destruction is
    breathtaking. 7 million of us are refugees or displaced people (out of a
    population of 12 million). Land left for us to live on in historic
    Palestine is about 8% (that includes the ghettos left for us in the
    Galilee, Naqab, Gaza, East Jerusalem, and the West Bank). Millions of
    settlers from Europe and other parts of the world now control 92% of the
    land, more than 90% of the water, all border crossings, and all other
    natural resources in the country. The Zionist policy of might makes right
    has meant that human rights and international law are not applicable here.
    This adds to the frustration and anger of the native people. The natives
    were deprived of real leadership (previously the PLO) and instead has now a
    “Palestinian Authority” (PA) approved by the US/Israel.  The PA men, more
    concerned for their jobs than the future of Palestine, now act as
    subcontractors for the occupation.  This was the trap that was created in
    the negotiations in Norway in 1993 (subsequently referred to as the Oslo
    accords). Since then, the number of Israeli colonial settlers in the West
    Bank alone rose from 180,000 to 650,000. More and more life for the
    remaining Palestinians has become unbearable (unless they are from the
    elite of the PA, most in Ramallah). And to maintain a racist system meant
    an Israeli educational and social system that increasingly pushes its
    population to the extremes.
 
    The chauvinistic, schizophrenic system marches along the road of fascism
    oblivious to the future. Homes are being destroyed, millions of us are
    denied the right to live in most of our country and even the right to visit
    and pray in churches and mosques in Jerusalem. The efforts of transforming
    the country to look more “Jewish” accelerate especially around Jerusalem
    creating more tensions. Decent Israelis are leaving the system (300,000 now
    live in Germany where the fastest growing Jewish population is). Local
    Palestinians with no place to go are getting desperate. The pressure is
    building as a pressure cooker builds steam. Acts of individual violence
    that we see are merely a symptom of this unsustainable system. And the
    danger is spreading. The Jewish State of Israel in the Levant (ISIL) has to
    have new states like Sunni (ISIS) and Shia and others so that it becomes
    “naturalized” instead of the only apartheid system in Western Asia. Still
    our choices are there: 1) might makes right, or 2) human rights including
    abolishing religion based states and insist on secular democracies. The
    first path leads to a lose-lose situation and the second to a win-win for
    all. There is no lose-win scenario (as MLK once said we either live
    together in equalityas fellow human beings or we perish together as fools).
    Hanging between the two roads will mean only more extremism, more violence,
    and more injustice. Choosing democracy, human rights, and justice is not
    easy and we pay a price (financial, physical etc). It is we the people who
    must push for that (everyone now recognizes that our politicians are mostly
    hypocritical, self-centered fools). The day I returned is also the day the
    US “elections” gave us an even more subservient congress bent on further
    destruction of US economy to serve special interests.  Some of us pay
    heavier prices than others and some are even killed (many of my own
    personal friends were killed in non-violent demonstration). Some lose jobs
    or homes. Some are injured. Some spend years as political prisoners. But
    this is a struggle that is existential and must be engaged in. How to do it
    and maintain dignity, humanity, and inner peace is a challenge. “You can’t
    be neutral on a moving train” so apathy is collusion with oppression. When
    our short time on this earth nears its end, will we regret standing by or
    will we be proud that we tried our best to make it better? The choice is
    obvious.
 
    For those wondering about my nearly two weeks in Europe: I met hundreds of
    people, spoke at over 15 events in three countries (France, Switzerland,
    and Norway), established good contacts and initial discussion that could
    help establish joint projects between our Palestine Museum of Natural
    History and some European groups in ways that bring us closer to
    sustainable development, democracy, and justice (i.e. help us travel along
    that win-win road). All and any partnerships with people who share this
    vision would be welcome. A luta continua (the struggle continues).
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Poverty Makes You Mad...The Mayor Makes You Madder...The Cops Make You Maddest

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Thu, 11/13/2014
 
Poverty Makes A Person Mad…
 
Think:  The two groups of people most likely to spend their days and nights together in a state of mutual fear and mistrust?
The police and the homeless.  And the homeless very often have come off the rails.  Poverty does make a person crazy, both mentally and physically ill and more or less permanently teetering on the cusp of committing a crime.  Enter  DENNIS ROSENBAUM.  He’s  going to be visiting from time to time to the tune of $240 thousand dollars.
Let’s see, that comes to 240 apartments at $1000 a month.  If people double up that remove nearly five hundred people from the streets. The numbers could easily be doubled with matching grants from the Portland Business Alliance, City Club and other entities such as Nike. We could house about one thousand people and connect them to services that lead to employment.  Now you have tax-paying people, mended lives and hopeful futures.
Denver and a few other cities have discovered the completely obvious and not at all surprising fact that when you give people a safe place to call home, they no longer display the symptoms that characterize ‘mental illness’
Problem solved! oversee Portland's federally mandated police reforms over the next several years, offered city leaders something no other applicant could match.
 
Ah, but instead we have Dennis Rosenbaum who “Befitting his post as director of the Center for Research in Law and Justice, the Chicago-based professor mustered a nationally recognized team steeped not only in the drudgery of data analysis, but also in the ups and downs of policing and mental health issues.” (The Portland Mercury)
From Chicago.
Or not, actually.  No, Dennis will not be joining us here on the streets of Portland.  And Dennis will never know what it’s like to live hard out here in the west.
So retired judge Paul DeMuniz , whose qualifications start with the fact that he actually lives here will take up a lot of the slack that lies between Chicago and Portland.
Enter:
Retired Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul De Muniz, who was glancingly mentioned in Rosenbaum's application materials.  The Oversight Guy gets an Overseer…
 
Mayor Hales and Commisioner  Amanda Fritz, in backing Rosenbaum and De Muniz, passed on two other finalists who fell short for various reasons. Local consultant John Campbell put together a sizable team of Portland-based experts, but wasn't seen as strong on mental health issues—important given that the US Department of Justice accused Portland police of engaging in a pattern or practice of using excessive force against people with mental illness.
 
Oregon Alcohol and Drug Policy Commission Executive Director Daniel Ward made perhaps the most compelling case on mental health of the three, having talked about his own history with depression. But he applied all on his own, without a team to help him do the work. He said he'd wait to find helpers until after he got the job.
 
Portland Copwatch, in a statement, said it spoke with activists in Chicago who questioned Rosenbaum’s role in that city’s police accountability movement. And both Copwatch and the AMA lamented Fritz and Hales’ willingness to defy the city’s selection panel.
 
"The city has already taken the stand that the community's input is not important," the AMA's co-chairs wrote.
 
—The Mercury's Dirk VanderHart contributed to this report.
 
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Prison is a State of Mind - the United States of Mind - Making Money on Madness

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Thu, 11/06/2014

Here's the Link:

http://www.prisonradio.org/
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Mid-Term Crisis: Bad Men, Big Money, Bankrupt Bulls and Bears (No selfies with the bears, please)

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Tue, 11/04/2014
Wouldn't really rather watch people fighting than people voting?
Of course you would.  War is expensive, that's true but so are elections.  Maybe even more expensive...
That said...
Above all else, what's at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate.
 That, in turn, will shape the fate of President Barack Obama's agenda for the rest of his term. And everything else that Congress wants to do, or stop from getting done.
Republicans need to gain six seats to win back the Senate majority they lost in 2006. Their odds are good, but it's not a slam dunk.
 Polls and pundits alike see about 10 Democratic seats that could switch to the GOP. Democrats could flip a GOP seat, too, or perhaps as many as three if they have what passes for a good night.
Voters will also pick a new House of Representatives, choose governors in three dozen states and decide more than 100 ballot measures.
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The Life and Death of the Last Living Lake in Texas

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Mon, 11/03/2014
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Judge This...

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Thu, 10/30/2014
The Center for Public Integrity evaluated the disclosure rules for judges in the highest state courts nationwide. The level of disclosure in the 50 states and the District of Columbia was poor, with 43 receiving failing grades,   Oregon among those, making it difficult for the public to identify potential conflicts of interest on the bench. Despite the lack of information in the public records, the Center’s investigation found nearly three dozen conflicts, questionable gifts and entanglements among top judges around the country.  Investigative journalist, Janet Phelan analyses what the Center found in Oregon - and "It ain't that Pretty at All..."" (- Warren Zevon)
Remember the Crystal Cox expose? Cox revealed a whole lot about corrupt judges, the mortgage industry and the  pay-off trail - but she would not reveal her source.  For her courage, she got slapped with a $2.5 million dollar judgement.

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And next, What  have we here in Seattle...Still using PayPal? I hope not...
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Putting The 'Inc' in 'Extinction': We're The Only Species that Destroys it's Own Habitat...

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Tue, 10/28/2014

Here, then is the audio from the past couple of days.

Plus links;
http://: https://www.facebook.com/DeSmogBlog/posts/10154787568320422


http://citizensagainstlng.com/wp/



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Watched: 36 Years at the NSA, a year of Whistleblowing, Months-long Legal Battle

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Fri, 10/24/2014
William Binney, Kirk Wiebe, Ed Loomis, Diane Roark, Thomas Drake

Here is some interesting material a
and here is the Link to Jane Mayer's article that appeared in The New Yorker in May 2011
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/05/23/the-secret-sharer

Trailblazer Project

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Trailblazer was a United States National Security Agency (NSA) program intended to develop a capability to analyze data carried on communications networks like the Internet. It was intended to track entities using communication methods such as cell phones and e-mail.[1][2]

NSA whistleblowers J. Kirk Wiebe, William Binney, Ed Loomis, and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence staffer Diane Roark complained to the Department of Defense's Inspector General (IG) about waste, fraud, and abuse in the program, and the fact that a successful operating prototype existed, but was ignored when the Trailblazer program was launched. The complaint was accepted by the IG and an investigation began that lasted until mid-2005 when the final results were issued. The results were largely hidden, as the report given to the public was heavily (90%) redacted, while the original report was heavily classified, thus restricting the ability of most people to see it.

The people who filed the IG complaint were later raided by armed Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents. While the Government threatened to prosecute all who signed the IG report, it ultimately chose to pursue an NSA Senior Executive — Thomas Andrews Drake — who helped with the report internally to NSA and who had spoken with a reporter about the project. Drake was later charged under the Espionage Act of 1917. His defenders claimed this was retaliation.[3][4] The charges against him were later dropped, and he agreed to plead guilty to having committed a misdemeanor under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, something that Jesselyn Radack of the Government Accountability Project (which helped represent him) called an "act of civil disobedience".[5]

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What You Don't Know, Knows You...

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Thu, 10/23/2014

The Botton Line:  You cannot classify documents ex post facto in order to cover your own ass when it has been sitting on the legal/illegal hot seat...


There are a couple - at least - of articles you might find very interesting:   Here are the Links
http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2011/.../the-secret-share..
http://cryptome.org/2014/10/roark-risen.htm


And there it all is.

But Wait!  There's more!  elections are coming and it apparently turns on talk, language.  No.  Not those elections...I mean the Navajo elections. 

1, The Portland City Council voted 4-0 Wednesday night to appeal part of a federal judge's order on periodic court hearings to track the progress of police reforms despite widespread opposition from the community.Mayor Charlie Hales, who serves as police commissioner, and Commissioner Amanda Fritz pushed for the appeal. They won the support of Commissioner Steve Novick and the reluctant support of Commissioner Dan Saltzman. Commissioner Nick Fish had a conflict and wasn't present.The city must file its notice of appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals by next Tuesday.
 
2, EarthJustice has this for us: drought hysteria must have hit the tophats in sacramento hard.   The California Department of Food and Agriculture has published a draft of an environmental plan giving the agency authority to spray toxic pesticides anywhere in California, at any time into the indefinite future. The blanket approval would allow no opportunity for affected communities to stop the spraying.
 
3, CIA Director John Brennan in March claiming allegations of CIA hacking were “beyond the scope of reason.” (From CSPAN broadcast of Council on Foreign Relations event)
CIA agents “impersonated Senate staffers” while the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence was producing its report on the agency’s rendition, detention and interrogation program, according to Huffington Post.
4, Barry Kissin is a researcher, lawyer and activist in Frederick, Maryland, where Fort Detrick, a major facility of the United States Army Medical Command installation, is based. He has closely monitored the expansion of the facility. He said today: "The fear is that the government is doing things in the biolabs in west Africa that it might be reluctant to do at Fort Detrick and other facilities inside the U.S."  In 2010, Kissin wrote a piece that noted: "The [Frederick] News-Post has published articles that reflect Fort Detrick has already aerosolized plague, and looks forward to a new facility, only recently announced, that plans on aerosolizing Ebola. Why in the world would we be aerosolizing plague and Ebola? The official answer is that this is necessary to the development of our defenses. Left out of the answer is the plain fact that these purported defenses are against ghastly threats that we ourselves are originating."
5, In Ottawa yesterday an unidentified gunman shot and killed a Canadian soldier before entering the Canadian Parliament building and opening fire. Parliament was in session and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was evacuated as law enforcement exchanged gunfire with the assailant who was subsequently killed.
 
5 .  So yesterday in California  prison  officials agreed to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.Officers have frequently locked inmates in their cells based on which races were involved in the riot, even if individual inmates of that race were not directly implicated.The agreement to end the practice is spelled out in a 21-page settlement involving a lawsuit first filed in 2008. The agreement says future lockdowns may not be imposed or lifted based on race or ethnicity.
 
6, Four former employees of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater were convicted Wednesday of a mass shooting during the Iraq War.One man was convicted of first-degree murder and three others were convicted of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of 14 people.The incident, which took place in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, resulted in the death or injury of 37 people and was emblematic of the kind of free-for-all violence that was all-too typical of the conflict.
 
7,  Invoking tribal health and cultural survival, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians has declared a ban on fracking on its sovereign land in what is today North Carolina.
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Laws are for People Who Can't Afford Lawyers...I've said it before.......

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Wed, 10/22/2014

from The Nation, October 8th 2014:


"Ever since New York Times reporter James Risen received his first subpoena from the Justice Department more than six years ago, occasional news reports have skimmed the surface of a complex story. The usual gloss depicts a conflict between top officials who want to protect classified information and a journalist who wants to protect confidential sources. Meanwhile, Jeffrey Sterling—a former undercover CIA officer now facing charges under the Espionage Act, whom the feds want Risen to identify as his source—is cast as a disgruntled ex-employee in trouble for allegedly spilling the classified beans.
 
But the standard media narratives about Risen and Sterling have skipped over deep patterns of government retaliation against recalcitrant journalists and whistleblowers. Those patterns are undermining press freedom, precluding the informed consent of the governed and hiding crucial aspects of US foreign policy. The recent announcement of Eric Holder’s resignation as attorney general has come after nearly five years of the Obama administration extending and intensifying the use of the Justice Department for retribution against investigative journalism and whistleblowing."

'CitizenFour' comes out this Friday, October 24th.  Brace yourself because once Laura Poitras's film has built a celebrity safehouse wherein high level whistleblowers can seek refuge, the night sky will light up like a Korean Christmas tree with the consciences of NSA officials.  That's the Dr.  Jekyll side of the American Security Industrial Complex.
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Comments

membership means more

your threat of quitting your membership gives me two options for analysis:

1) you gave money to Theresa via KBOO.

2) if Theresa died tomorrow, you'd give up your membership.

my interpretation

1) that's cool, man.  you support community-based radio based solely on your dedication to one weekly half-hour show. that demonstrates that Theresa's voice represents/intrigues you (and many, many others); however you don't feel represented by any one of the other 500 people who volunteer their time and energy in the 24/7 endevour, and you don't value the input (and miraculous existence!) of the other 5-10,000 members and ten times as many listeners; neither do you support the KBOO mission of including as many underrepresented voices as possible on the air, with natural turnover, schedule changes and opportunities as new people arrive.  Membership gives you the power to affect the decision-making, which is why you gave money to Theresa via KBOO; and, by golly, you will do everything in your power to keep her on the air, and you want the KBOO website visitors to know how you feel when they read the comments.  You'd even like them to join you in your fight.

2) wow.

my opinion

Personally, Theresa's show is one of my  favourites and there are plenty of shows that I not only don't like or don't listen to, but also complain about out loud.  It's my radio station, and, like my family, I will not be quiet when they need to shape up or ship out.

writing inflammatory statements on the webpage will remain simply that: inflammatory statements with a reaction or two from trolls (see the 20 pages of Anonymous written about me because of the audio I submitted that Jenka edited), which, in the end, result in: NOTHING.  If you want to chat with others online, that's fine, but you should know that nothing said here is considered in the Committee meetings. It's just an informal public forum, not policy binding.

my advice

Instead of threatening us (volunteers, members, listeners and our very existence), why not use your valuable internet time to phrase it as, for example, a question to which one of us could easily respond:  "Have there been any changes to Theresa's show?  I noticed lately that it has been preemented or even cut.  It is my favourite show. [I fear Air Cascadia will take its place--not necessary but very telling that you chose Chris' page to write it--ed.]. "  You can copy the question to Theresa's email (though I know from experience she doesn't respond) and/or print it out and put it in her cubby hole at the station. And/or show up to the meetings.  And/or call Theresa during her show--she takes calls, you know.  Ask her if she'll train or mentor you to do the same kind of work she does.

p.s.  Air Cascadia basically is the AM News is Chris Andreae: i was engineering {i'm flattered that you liked it}and was very sad when it was cut--but that is the way of the station; we adhere and adapt to the ever-fluctuating needs of the larger community--but i watched, with great pleasure, as it morphed into Air Cascadia.  Though i adore Dennis Bernstein, 15 less minutes of his voice is no skin off my back. 

Highting!

Crystal

air cascadia

im a conservative right wing trucker and i think cris andrae is the greatest broadcaster on the radio. i try to listen when i dont need traffic reports.
her scathing commentary is the best. i would join kboo but i fear america will become too weak and barry will force me to find a green job soon . keep up the good work
michael j

The anchor news program

The anchor news program Democracy Now, conveiniently aired at 11 AM so that all could tune in was moved to 7 AM with a result that most if not all of the people who work nights won't be tuning in as they are still sleeping. Also missed the 40th anniversary bash as it was inconveinently held from 4 to 10 Pm, on a weekday, which would exclude anyone working swing from attending unless they took a day off. Why couldn't this have been held on a Saturday or Sunday?
Air Cascadia is a very rough and unpolished program that leaves me tuning to OPB or just turning it off.
The choppy, emergent voice of Cris Andreae is certainly a large part in that.
If it is true that Press Watch will be axed for this then it will be an easy decision to withhold future pledges from this listener.

What happened to Presswatch?

Is Air Cascadia taking over what Therisa has been doing? If so, I may give up my membership. First, the am news gets axed to accomodate Democracy Now, now is Presswatch going under the plow?

 

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