The Hammerskin Nation, a neo-Nazi skinhead organization, aims to attract hundreds of hardcore racists to the group's twentieth-anniversary celebration, to be held from today until Sunday somewhere in the greater Portland area. The group has not publicized the location of the event.
The Hammerskins, began life in 1987 as the Confederate Hammerskins. The group was founded in Dallas, TX gang specializing in violence against Jewish people and people of color, sexual minorities, as well as activists.
The Hammerskin Nation--a masthead for Hammerskin racist skinhead crews--has since gone national, and later international, with their bigoted agenda.
The Sneak and Peek Provision of the USA Patriot act has been declared unconstitutional by a Federal judge. Eoin (Owen) Bastable has more:
Yesterday afternoon, an Oregon Federal District court Judge ruled in favor of the family of Brandon Mayfield and his family, in their case against the U-S government.
Portland attorney brandon mayfield sought the ruling after he was mistakenly linked by the FBI to the Madrid Train Bombings in 2004.
This is Brandon Mayfield, speaking just moments after the family learned the news of this ruling:
Phyllis Bennis talks with Bill Resnick about the Petraeus report and Iraq; Tom Becker reads a piece on Bush as jihadist; Frann Michel's Well-read Red revisits Jack London's "The Iron Heel"; Bill Resnick reads from the Guardian about Israel and Iran; and Jay Thiemeyer reviews "The Price of Fire: Resource Wars and Social Movements in Bolivia".
Historian Marilyn Young and the Old Mole's Laurie Mercier analyze how the neo-cons have misused the history of the Viet Nam war and what we should have learned from that disaster. Brooke Jacobson reviews two forthcoming documentaries to be shown on public television. John Cameron of the Institute for Policy Studies talks with Bill Resnick about the three crises facing the global environment and how they can be confronted by popular movements. Laurie Mercier concludes with some reflections on the anniversary of 9/11 and demonstrations for peace.
It took days - often weeks - for governmental agencies and relief organizations to respond to the disaster in the Gulf.
But residents - in the middle of the disaster - didn’t have a choice, and acted immediately.While countless lives were saved by these first responders, their heroic actions were rarely reported by mainstream media.
This show features a discussion of Real Utopias with Eric Olin Wright, a conversation with Mike Snedeker about the unlawfulness of the Guantanamo prison, a report about the removal of the people of Diego Garcia to make room for the US Airforce, and a movie review of "Raise the Red Lantern".