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Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Corruption, Profiling and Abuse of Power

 

Contact Governor Perry to urge him to stop execution to Mark Stroman, who is scheduled for execution today!

July 20, 2011

Please contact Texas Governor Rick Perry to urge him to grant a stay of execution to Mark Stroman, who is scheduled for execution Wednesday, July 20.

Rais Bhuiyan, who survived being shot in the face by Mark Stroman, is urging Perry to stop the execution. Bhuiyan has also filed a still-pending lawsuit to stop the execution. The lawsuit will be heard Wednesday morning. The Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles has already refused to recommend clemency.

Watch a video of Rais Bhuiyan explaining why he does not want Mark Stroman executed.

Call Governor Perry at 512 463 2000.

Someone will answer the phone during office hours. If you call after office hours, you can leave a message.

You can also contact Perry by email using a form on his website, although calling on the phone may make a more immediate impact. You can also both call and email.

 

If you are in Austin, come to the Texas Capitol at 11th and Congress on Wednesday, July 20 at 5:30 PM to protest the scheduled execution of Mark Stroman and show your support for Rais Bhuiyan. (Facebook event page)

If you are in Dallas, there will be a silent vigil at 5:30 PM on the sidewalk in front of the Frank Crowley Court House, 133 N Riverfront St. (Facebook event page)

 

Stroman, 41, said he went on a shooting spree in the weeks following the 2001 attacks targeting people of Middle East descent, claiming it was a patriotic response to terrorism. Two men were killed and a third was wounded. Stroman is scheduled for lethal injection Wednesday evening in Huntsville.

In an unusual step, the lone shooting survivor, Rais Bhuiyan, a native of Bangladesh, has asked the courts to halt the execution. In a lawsuit, he argues that his religious beliefs as a Muslim told him to forgive Stroman. He also wants to spend time with the convict to learn more about why the shootings occurred.

Juror now opposes execution of Stroman

"I made a wrong decision," said the North Texas woman, who doesn't want her last name used.

The woman was part of the Dallas County jury panel in 2002 that gave the self-proclaimed, "Arab Slayer", Mark Stroman the death penalty for a killing spree after 9/11 that left two store clerks dead.

"We should not have given him death."

Jennifer says prosecutors neglected to tell jurors that the families Stroman destroyed with his violent rampage did not support sending him to death row.

"We were under the impression that the families wanted the death penalty, so even though I didn't fully support it, I let that pressure me into the decision."

Jennifer has since learned, the sole survivor in the case, Rais Bhuiyan did not support execution for Stroman. Bhuiyan was shot in the face and blinded in one eye by Stroman. Even so, he has been waging a battle to save the killer's life and asking for a face-to-face meeting.

"I would love to give him a hug and say I never hated him," said the Bangladeshi immigrant, who is now a naturalized citizen.

The text below is from an editorial in the Dallas Morning News:

As for the question of whether Stroman should live or die, Bhuiyan has an extraordinary position on that, too: He wants his attacker’s life spared to end the cycle of hatred, violence and death and to afford Stroman the chance to rehabilitate and renounce hate.

Bhuiyan says he has the support of the families of the two men who were fatally shot, Waqar Hasan, originally of Pakistan, and Vasudev Patel, of India.

Think about it: three industrious immigrants working hard to support their families or advance their education. They are targeted by a vicious ex-con out to purify the country of outsiders. Now those hurt by this crime seek to drop the quest for retribution.

Retribution, in fact, is one element of the death penalty that the Supreme Court has cited in allowing its use. With the victims of the Stroman spree now dropping the demand for retribution — vengeance, essentially — the state is left alone in seeking it. Moral authority, though, has fallen away.

This newspaper is opposed to all capital punishment because justice will never be air tight and the punishment is irrevocable, unevenly applied and of questionable deterrent value.

Bhuiyan opposes it for far more personal reasons. It’s hard to fathom how he goes out of his way to find redeeming value in the criminal who shot him, but he says his attacker has the capacity to become an evangelist for healing.

Stroman appears to have accepted responsibility for the killings, at least in entries on a blog that supporters help him maintain. His motives and level of remorse are fair game, and people have every right and reason for skepticism.

Bhuiyan has every right and reason to meet with Stroman and judge for himself.
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Rais Bhuiyan has said this about the man who shot him in the face:

I forgave [Mark] Stroman many years ago. In fact, I have never hated him. I never hated America for what happened to me. I believe he was ignorant and not capable of distinguishing between right and wrong; otherwise, he wouldn't have done what he did.

Lies, Deceit, and accountability in Anarchist communities

 

EMDR – the documentary film

 

EMDR is the new documentary by director Michael Burns.  EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a powerful therapy tool that helps clients to confront and move beyond painful memories.  This film looks closely at how practitioners and researchers believe EMDR works, who it can help, and how it can play a role in limiting unnecessary suffering for those dealing with the effects of trauma.  I interviewed Michael in the summer of 2011.

 

Tell me about how this movie came about.

I had just finished a long film project, an academic project that lasted three plus years and that I did virtually on my own.  I was exhausted mentally and physically when a good friend of mine suggested I make a film about EMDR.  When you make documentary films, you hear a lot of suggestions and most of the time I just end up agreeing that they’re great ideas and leave it at that- there’s so much involved in making and financing a movie that you need more than a good idea.  But this one nagged at me and I couldn’t stop thinking that this was something that I should do.  Eventually it became something I wanted to do.  I believe it’s an important project that could prevent unnecessary suffering for some of the people watching it who are currently struggling with things that happened to them in the past.  EMDR is a real gift, and I wanted to do my part to share its story with as many people as possible.

Why not make a film about just those struggling individuals- in other words, why EMDR?

To me, EMDR represents an efficient and effective way to deal with memories that are blocking us from reaching our full potential in life.  It’s a very empowering  treatment where you work with a therapist who serves as a guide, accompanying you through memories that have amounted to obstacles in your life.  What happens- and this is different from traditional talk therapy- is that when the therapist adds bilateral stimulation- both sides of the brain being stimulated at the same time- this journey through the painful memories results in new interpretations of those events, new insights, new understandings, and new conclusions that we can apply to our lives immediately.  In other words, EMDR allows us to go back to the traumatic events in our past and unravel them so that we can move forward today without the guilt, shame, and paralysis those past events used to hold us hostage with. 

What’s special about EMDR compared to other therapies?

The main thing is that for many people it’s faster.  In the film, Francine Shapiro- the founder of EMDR- jokes about the Woody Allen version of therapy that we all have: the idea that you go to see a professional for years and years but you don’t make any progress.  Therapy doesn’t have to be like this!  With a trained therapist that you feel you can open up to, therapy can work, and with EMDR it can work quickly which is absolutely essential if someone is suffering now.  With EMDR, the brain is rapidly making connections between important events in the past and their triggers in the present, leading to results that many clients can notice after just a few sessions.

Tell me about one of the highlights in making this film?

With the generous permission of clients willing to be observed, I watched dozens of EMDR sessions during the course of making this film.  I saw some extraordinary things- things difficult to put into words because of how moving they were.  I specifically remember one client who was asked to trace back a current, destructive belief about herself as far back as possible into her past.  She came up with a startlingly irrelevant image from her childhood and told the therapist that it was obviously a meaningless memory, admitting with trepidation that it was a sign that EMDR was not working for her.  Fixated on this image and discouraged, all of a sudden she realized that this image was a key element of a scene where her current belief about herself first came about and was the root of what was causing so much anxiety and anguish in the present.  I was left shaking my head.  I couldn’t believe the power that the mind has to catalog through our memories and find ways for us to heal, even ways that appear nonsensical to the logical, analytical parts of our brain.  It reminds me that we are emotional being as much as we are intellectual.  Sometimes you have to let go of over-thinking and let that other part of yourself lead you to insights about you and the world that there’s no other way to reach.

Whom do you think EMDR could help?

I actually think EMDR could help everyone.  EMDR is about addressing painful memories that are stored in our brains in a way that causes problems.  I can’t imagine anyone getting through life without having some memories like this.  It would have to be a miracle to get through life untouched by an accident, the death of a loved one, an argument, or an embarrassment that hurt us deeply and has echoes in the present.  Life is wonderful in so many ways but it’s punctuated by pain for all of us.  EMDR offers us a way to deal with these things we’ve been through.  That being said, there are many of us who you could say are in more acute need of help.  I think of soldiers, abuse victims, and those putting the pieces together after natural disasters- but of course there are others.  With soldiers for example, there are so many of them, literally hundreds of thousands according to surveys, who are regularly reliving incidents in the past that overwhelmed their systems.  These flashbacks are eating them alive and are causing tremendous heartache for them, their families, and their friends.  It’s absolutely, one hundred per cent, not a sign of weakness to deal with these memories.  In fact, the strong thing, the warrior thing to do is to take care of yourself so that you can be the parent, son/daughter, or friend that those around you need you to be. 

Why isn’t EMDR better known?

It depends on who you ask.  In the psychotherapy world, EMDR is well known as a power tool in the trauma treatment toolkit.  And within this world, therapists will tell you that the research on EMDR is voluminous.  As a result of the research out there EMDR is recognized as an effective form of treatment for trauma by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychological Association and the Department of Defense.  You don’t get their top-tier stamp of approval unless you can back up your claims with evidence. 

As far as the mainstream public, EMDR is still lesser-known.  I think this is for two main reasons but there are more.  One, EMDR is so new, just twenty-plus years old.  Other therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) currently have more proponents and practitioners and so when references to therapy come up in conversation or in the media you’ll hear CBT or others before you’ll hear EMDR mentioned, but that’s just a function of the numbers and the schooling that people have been through which include more traditional methodologies.  The other reason is that I think therapy is still both a stigma and a taboo subject to talk about openly.  In some demographics more than others for sure, but many people are embarrassed or uncomfortable talking about therapy, even if it’s worked amazingly for them.  And it’s Ok not to talk about things if you don’t want to- I’m not blaming people of course.  I’m just saying that as a mainstream, public conversation, we’re not openly sharing the details of our therapy’s effectiveness.

The great news is however that you can find tons of articles on EMDR on the web and in print.  I see articles in mainstream newspapers on a regular basis and of course there are many links to stories and research studies at sites like emdr.com.

You’ve directed four films now, how would you describe your style and overall approach as a filmmaker?

With my documentaries I’m looking to shine a spotlight on something that in my opinion deserves attention.  I work in a non-narrative style, which is something I enjoy and appreciate in other filmmakers.  I like narrative too, but it’s possible to get caught in the trappings of a story, one that can be a lot more complicated and a lot less resolved at the end than the filmmaker lets on.  In other words, reality can’t often be tied up in a nice little bow.  A non-narrative approach allows me to focus less on the personal and more on the ideas that I think are worth investigating.  In this new film, I’m looking to introduce EMDR to those whose lives have been touched by trauma either personally or through someone else.  I’m hoping this film’s clear, plain-spoken message will serve as a catalyst or an inspiration that will lead to a viewer pursing therapy, or encouraging someone else to.  There are far too many people out there who feel like they have to live with the pain they have- maybe they feel like they deserve it somehow or that they just don’t know how to live without it at this point.  The truth is that much of the pain in the world can be let go.  We just need some help sometimes to do it.

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio protects armed racists,money launderers Bud Burrell,Dewayne Reeves of CFRN,Why ?

 

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s Battle with Cancer Raises Questions About Future of His Bolivarian Revolution

 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’s Battle with Cancer Raises Questions About Future of His Bolivarian Revolution

Interview with Eva Golinger, attorney and editor-in-chief of Correo del Orinoco International, conducted by Scott Harris
 
After spending several weeks in Cuba without explanation, Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez announced to his nation and the world that he’s battling cancer. The outspoken socialist head of state was first treated for pelvic abscesses in Havana during an official visit to Cuba in June. After initial surgery, doctors discovered and removed a cancerous tumor. The 56-year-old Chavez returned to Caracas on July 4, quashing rumors spread by his opponents that he had died or was terminally ill. 

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http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110722cf-btl-golinger.html

Native Americans Win $3.4 Billion Settlement for U.S. Government's Mismanagement of Millions of Acres of Land

 Native Americans Win $3.4 Billion Settlement for U.S. Government's Mismanagement of Millions of Acres of Land

Interview with Elliott Levitas, attorney with the law firm Kilpatrick Townsend and Stockton, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
 
After 15 years of litigation, a monumental class action lawsuit regarding trust accounts for half a million Native Americans was settled on June 20 by Judge Thomas Francis Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Elouise Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet tribe, was the lead plaintiff in an effort to end the abuse, mismanagement and outright fraud that resulted from the U.S. government’s control of 100 million acres of land and its natural resources that were held in trust for individual native Americans after passage of the Dawes Act in 1887. Initially, the federal government denied all these claims, asserting it had no legal responsibility and owed nothing to the native American litigants. 

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The Shortwave Report 07/15/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (July 15) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, and the Voice of Russia.
    From CHINA- At the EU-China Youth Forum for Sustainable Development, young delegates discussed their role as stakeholders in addressing  global environmental pollution and climate change issues. Turkey continues to insist that Israel apologize and compensate for the flotilla members murdered last year on the way to Gaza.
    From JAPAN- Prime Minister Kan says that Japan should reduce dependence on nuclear energy. Survivors of the atomic bombs in 1945 are urging the government to completely abandon nuclear power. Prefecture governors have united to promote the expanded use of renewable energy sources in Japan.
   From GERMANY-  There is much speculation this week about government defaults in Greece, Portugal, Italy, and Ireland- here is one story about Greek citizens pulling their money out of Greek banks. A report on Julian Assange's appeal in a London court to prevent his extradition to Sweden.
   From RUSSIA- Last year saw the greatest number of civilian deaths in the 10 year old war on Afghanistan, and civilians have been protesting. The US has pulled back about a third of the aid it gives to Pakistan as conflicts continue to grow between the two governments. Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International are pushing to indict George Bush for international war crimes.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
 
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net 
 
  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
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--"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

 

Obama Adopts GOP Agenda, Offers Deep Cuts in Social Safety Net Programs to Get Debt Ceiling Budget Deal

 Obama Adopts GOP Agenda, Offers Deep Cuts in Social Safety Net Programs to Get Debt Ceiling Budget Deal

Interview with Richard Eskow, senior fellow with Campaign for America's Future, conducted by Scott Harris
 
With the clock ticking toward an Aug. 2 deadline to raise the current $14.3 trillion U.S. debt ceiling, White House and congressional negotiators have yet to come up with a deal to avert what most economists agree would be a disaster for the American and world economy. Last week, President Obama and GOP Speaker of the House John Boehner, reached an impasse on a deal they were negotiating behind closed doors that would have reduced the federal debt by $4 trillion over ten years. Although Obama had agreed to make substantial cuts to social safety net programs, such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, Boehner was unable to get support from his House Republican caucus to end tax breaks for the wealthy and take away tax subsidies from profitable big businesses, including the oil industry. 

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The CB4ing Of Hip Hop

I've been listening to hip hop as a fan since 1982. A friend of mine that had just moved into my neighborhood, Willie, played Rappers Delight from the Sugar Hill Gang's first album and I was hooked. I begged and pleaded with my mom to get me the album and when she did I just about wore it out. From then on I kept listening and when people started breakdancing where I lived it was a wrap. I became immersed in the hip hop culture and never looked back.

 

Donate to Orun Center's Greening the Ghetto's kickstarter page!

PLEASE HELP OUT THE ORUN CENTER OF CULTURAL ARTS/PROJECT ABUNDANT LIFE SO THE GREENING THE GHETTO PROGRAM CAN BEGIN!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/739149323/greening-the-ghetto

 

Project Abundant Life offers Capoeira Angola, Dance, Discipline and Life Projects that combine innovative social change with beautiful and historic art forms. Our projects provide an innovative approach to long-standing inner-city problems while teaching the values of good for goodness sake. It is our vision that underprivileged youth in East Austin, will be given the opportunity to learn the knowledge needed in order to live in peace with nature and each other.

 

The pictures on our kickstarter page are of the Orun Center of Cultural Arts, the location of the Greening the Ghetto garden. The center offers Capoeira Angola classes, hosts a variety of events, and generally generates a spiritual consciousness in the community. When the Orun Center started almost two years ago, the back yard was an asphalt parking lot. With lots of hard work all the asphalt is gone and we are doing what we can with our few funds to turn our yard into a garden!

Our mission is to build a community garden at the Orun Center and start an after-school program in which youth will learn, by hand, the values of growing organic health food in their own neighborhood. They will be turning compost, planting seeds, taking care of the garden, and then delivering the food to elders in the community. This way, youth can be empowered by learning through action that there is another way to live. As well as building a garden, we are planning on buying a bus. This will be a giant step in establishing our youth travel program. This project will allow youth to experience different cultures outside their immediate community safely under adult supervision. This will also allow youth to take advantage of nature and science programs in other cities. For this program, we will bring children who have little or no means of transportation to farms and community centers like the Orun Center outside of Austin. This way, they can make connections with others who are organizing for sustainability for all. 

 

www.kickstarter.com/projects/739149323/greening-the-ghetto 

State Initiated Anti-Immigration Laws Underscore Urgent Need for Comprehensive Federal Immigration Reform

 

Sign our petition!‏

 

The Peasant Patrols and the population of Santiago de Chuco, La Libertad require an audit in the Mixed Court of Santiago de Chuco, as the judge and the prosecutor are very biased.   We make the petition to do a legal audit to them and they have to renounce their charge within fifteen days / since July 4, 2011 / !

If they do not renounce, it's need to take urgent measures against such venal authorities, covered by their political  card of the party of APRA. We want their removal of them. Because the judge and the prosecutor are laying off employees who have worked for years in the Education Unit of Santiago de Chuco. Also theese biased authorities, they alleged that the brothers from The Peasant Patrols in the province of Santiago de Chuco made a troubles in the region. That isn't is a true.

Whatever is the prosecutor, the judge and Mr. Murgia want to put in those work - places, a people from the party of APRA. We accused to the prosecutor and the judge, both, that they have left out, so important cases, like some murders of persons, whose prime suspect is still free.

The population of Santiago de Chuco, Peru, demanding his constitutional rights to life, to decent work, and to deservedly paid ! The population of Santiago de Chuco, Peru, listings his desire to take more extreme measures if the justice are not pay attention to their demands!

We need yours support:
Each person which wish to support us, have to send complaint to the following addresses:

http://ocma.pj.gob.pe/default.aspx?view=servicios&id=1&opcion=queja

Dr. Enrique Javier Mendoza Ramírez
Email: ocmapj@pj.gob.pe

In the union there is the strength!
We expect your support!

Tanyita Yupanqui

http://juanestebanyupanqui.blogspot.com/2011/07/las-rondas-campesinas-y-...

http://www.trujillonoticias.pe/index.php?option=com_content&view=article...

Greek Government Acts as Israeli Proxy in Blocking International Flotilla from Sailing to Gaza

 

Greeks Fight for Alternatives to Austerity Policies Provoking Economic Hardship

 Greeks Fight for Alternatives to Austerity Policies Provoking Economic Hardship

Interview with Peter G. Prontzos, professor of political science at Langara College, conducted by Scott Harris
 
After weeks of widespread sometimes violent protests, the Greek Parliament passed legislation on June 30 authorizing austerity measures and a privatization plan that were required to secure emergency funding from the European Union to prevent the nation from defaulting on its debt. The majority of demonstrators were peaceful, but a smaller number of protesters fought running street battles with police that shattered windows in storefronts in central Athens.  Story continues

http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110715af-btl-prontzos.html

The Shortwave Report 07/08/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (July 8) is up at the website http://www.outfarpress.com/shortwave.shtml  in 3 forms- (new) HIGHEST QUALITY (128kb)(27MB), broadcast quality (16MB), and quickdownload or streaming form (6MB) (28:59) Links at page bottom
   (If you have access to Audioport there is a highest quality version posted up there {27MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and the Voice of Russia.
    From CHINA- Chinese diplomats have visited Libya encouraging a quick political solution to the four month old war. Rupert Murdoch's so-called journalists have been hacking phones to get stories. The Chinese government is blaming US oil company Conoco/Philips for an oil leak that has contaminated over 800 square kilometers off China's eastern coast. China is now the leading investor in renewable energy.
    From JAPAN- There are to be new standards, including stress testing,  for restarting nuclear power plants in Japan. Residents in Central Japan have called for the immediate decommissioning of a nuclear power plant near an earthquake fault line. The Japanese government plans to complete a detailed survey of radiation in Fukushima prefecture. A survey shows that many in Japan want a shift to new sources of renewable energy.
   From GERMANY-  In Spain, citizens are taking direct action to stop home evictions and repossessions. Sweden plans to teach Chinese to all primary school students. Germany has been selling military tanks to Saudi Arabia.
   From CUBA- After having cancer surgery in Cuba, Hugo Chavez is back in Venezuela to celebrate 200 years of independence from Spain. The Greek Coast Guard is intercepting ships taking relief to Gaza, claiming they are protecting the members of the flotilla. As NATO intensifies its bombing of Libya, Gaddafi forces intercepted a cache of American weapons from Qatar. In Nicaragua, Sandinista Presidential candidate Daniel Ortega is leading in the polls. Despite widespread student protests, Chile will not restrict profits in the business of higher education.
   From RUSSIA- Canada is preparing a military exercise in the Arctic as oil, marine, and mineral rights are disputed in the region.
There is an article about the Shortwave Report by Cassandra Roos on line -
 
I was interviewed for an informative weekly radio show Mediageek, available at http://radio.mediageek.net 
 
  All that plus times and frequencies for listening at home. It's free to rebroadcast, please notify me if you're airing it and haven't notified me in the last month, please mention the website if you only air a portion. If you just want to listen and have a slow connection, try the streaming version- lower sound quality but good enough and way easier if you don't have a high-speed internet connection. If streaming is a problem because of your slow connection, download the smaller file- it takes 20 minutes or less, and will play swell in any mp3 player application (RealPlayer, Winamp, Quicktime, iTunes, etc) you have on your computer. 
This program will be aired on Friday evening at 6:30pm (PDST) on KZYX/Z Philo CA, you might be able to stream via < http://www.kzyx.org >
There are several other streams that work better- < http://www.freakradio.org >Freak Radio Santa Cruz  now streams this program on Friday at 9:00am.(PDST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
 
I hope you'll listen and air this if you're connected with a radio station. I am still wondering how to get financially compensated for the 25 hours I put into this program weekly- any ideas are appreciated. Any stations rebroadcasting this (or listeners) are welcome to donate for production costs. You can do so through the website. Many thanks to those that have donated! No Guilt! (maybe a little) 
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--"For NATO, Libya is like fast food, like MacDonalds- fast war, fast airplanes, fast bullets, fast victory. But we are very patient.”

 

DPRK condemns South Korean "anti-DPRK policy"

PYONGYANG, June 25  -- The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) accused the South Korean authorities Saturday of maintaining an anti-DPRK policy, the official KCNA news agency reported.

The South Korean authorities' persistence in maintaining an anti-DPRK policy "on the brink of total failure" convinced the South Koreans and the world there was nothing to expect from them, said a spokesman of the Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea.

Cops Impliedly Authorized By New Law To ***Kill Innocent Suspects

 

The Sixth Annual International SURGE Film Festival is now accepting Film and Script Submissions!

 

The Man Who Never Died: The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill

Joe Hill — labor organizer, musician, song writer, revolutionary — was executed in 1915 by the state of Utah for a crime that many believe he did not commit. Now there's proof.

July 5, 2011

Review, The Man Who Never Died:  The Life, Times, and Legacy of Joe Hill, American Labor Icon, by William M. Adler

Review by Richard Myers

Big Bill Haywood used to call revolutionary industrial unionism, the organizing philosophy of the Industrial Workers of the World, “socialism with its working clothes on.” Writing for the International Socialist Review from his prison cell, Joe Hill offered an example of such hands-on belief. Hill had recently arrived in Utah from the docks of California where many of the jobs were temporary. Therefore it was “to the interest of the workers ‘to make the job last’ as long as possible,” Hill wrote in his article, “How to Make Work for the Unemployed.” Joe continued,

"The writer and three others got orders to load up five box cars with shingles. When we commenced the work we found, to our surprise, that every shingle bundle had been cut open. That is, the little strip of sheet iron that holds the shingles tightly together in a bundle, had been cut with a knife or a pair of shears, on every bundle in the pile—about three thousand bundles in all.

"When the boss came around we notified him about the accident and, after exhausting his supply of profanity, he ordered us to get the shingle press and re-bundle the whole batch. It took the four of us ten whole days to put that shingle pile into shape again. And our wages for that time, at the rate of 32c per hour, amounted to $134.00. By adding the loss on account of delay in shipment, the “holding money” for the five box cars, etc., we found that the company’s profit for that day had been reduced about $300.

"So there you are. In less than half an hour time somebody had created ten days’ work for four men who would have been otherwise unemployed, and at the same time cut a big chunk off the boss’s profit. No lives were lost, no property was destroyed, there were no law suits, nothing that would drain the resources of the organized workers. But there WERE results. That’s all."

Joe Hill didn’t mention how the “accident” occurred, nor who the “somebody” was that created all of this extra work. He simply observed that it was a practical means of redistributing capitalist profit among workers, and thereby recommended such circumstances to others. It is little wonder that capitalist interests in Utah saw merit in executing Hill when they had the opportunity.

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