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Ending Tax Giveaways to the Rich is Key to Reducing U.S. Deficit

 

Skillshare Austin Seeks Submissions for Free Workshops!

 Save the date: Saturday, May 14th, at Space 12 in East Austin....more details to come soon!

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Reviewing the Tumblr Themes Article Source

Tumblr has found appeal among bloggers and netizens in general because more than 11 million Tumblogs have received more than billion views. With the rising popularity, there is so much talk about their various features. However I wish to discuss one of the really unique feature i.e. the Tumblr themes.

Tumblr has very fascinating themes in various categories like art, animal print, black and white, collage, checkered themes, emothemes, color layouts, pop art, vintage, hearts, girls, guys and much more stylish themes which are being used by more than 3 million user. These backgrounds have the finesse, a touch of suave excellence and completion to them. That's why they are so popular and appealing to the bloggers. The process to select themes, backgrounds and layouts without tampering the look of the content is extreme easy and handy for the bloggers looking for more efficient and attractive themes to be customized for their own blogs. Some themes like tumbledesk, redux, fluid, penguin and perfs are very well stylized and must-check-out themes for the bloggers.

The layouts available in Tumblr are pretty much ready to use. Yet mere selection of the layout wouldn't really make your blog impressive enough for your visitors to stay. It would probably make your blog one of the various blogs using same layout. However, for the man with the plan, this layout can be found useful to customize it as per your and your viewers needs. The Tumblr designers have created these layouts with a clear thought of providing custom-made theme layouts in mind that can help your blog to stand out as a memorable one with the individualistic character of its own.

If you have seen the wide array of Tumblr themes and liked a particular one, the follow the following process for getting it on your blog.

1. Log in your Tumblr account.
2. Select the "customize" link.
3. Go into the themes section,
4. In the themes section, click on the 'Use custom HTML' and paste the code of your stat counter before the code of the closing body HTML tag.
5. Click on the 'save changes' to confirm the update of the theme of your account.

This process is really simple and clear. The best part is as long as you know the theme and you have a vision for your blog, it would give and excellent background and layout to your blog that would promote your blog among the visitors significantly.

With the blogging platform as effective and beneficial as Tumblr, people are not only applying these themes to their WordPress blogs but also using the Tumblogs for the rest of the features that add the edge and appeal to the blogs. There are so many powerful aspects of the Tumblogs that this space isn't really enough.

 

 

 

Vermont Moves Closer to Establishing Nation's First Single-Payer Health Care System

 

GOP Proposes Deep Cuts for Regulating Food, Health and Safety Standards

 

GOP Proposes Deep Cuts for Regulating Food, Health and Safety Standards

Interview with Michael Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
 
The Food and Drug Administration just released proposed rules requiring chain restaurants and other establishments that primarily serve food to display calorie counts of the food they sell. The requirement was part of the health care reform legislation passed by Congress just over a year ago. 

 

Story continues
http://www.btlonline.org/2011/seg/110415bf-btl-jacobson.html

BTL:Populist Backlash Against GOP Anti-Union Legislation, Cannot by Itself Reverse Labor's Decline

 

The Shortwave Report 04/08/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (April 8) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {35MB} 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- A Chinese company has become the second largest wind turbine manufacturer in the world. The ozone layer has reached an unprecedented low over the Arctic this Spring. At the trial of Silvio Berlusconi television cameras were banned to prevent the hearing from "becoming a circus."  The head of the Libyan rebel army is blasting NATO for not winning their civil war quickly enough- meanwhile the government has been pushing for a ceasefire.
    From JAPAN- It has been revealed that seawater near the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has 7.5 million times the legal limit of radioactive iodine. The International Atomic Energy agency had 200 experts meet in Vienna to discuss the crisis. Small fish caught along the coast of Japan contain radioactive Cesium above the legal limit. South Korea is angry that Japan is discharging radioactive water into the ocean.
   From GERMANY-  The German government has appointed an ethics commission to review the nation's nuclear energy policy, which the Greens see as a delay tactic. In France, the growing anti-immigrant National Front political party, is seeing far-right skinheads shift to a new distinctive hairstyle.
   From CUBA- At the United Nations, Cuba pointed out that military spending grew by 50% in the last decade, with the US spending half of the global total. The head of EU diplomacy condemned Israeli plans for more new settlement building. Based on Wikileaks cable releases, Ecuador sent the US Ambassador back to the States. The participation of the US in the 1964 military coup in Brazil was revealed on Monday.
    From RUSSIA- The BRIC organization, (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) is expanding and growing in global political impact, with Mexico a potential new member.
 
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.(PST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 
 
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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

--"Satire died the day Henry Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and it died a second time the day that Tony Blair was appointed Special Envoy for the Middle East."

 

June 11th International Day of Solidarity with Marie Mason and Eric McDavid

 International Day of Solidarity for Marie Mason and Eric McDavid!

U.S. Supreme Court Has Stopped Today's Scheduled Execution of Cleve Foster in Texas

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The U.S. Supreme Court Has Stopped Today's Scheduled Execution of Cleve Foster in Texas

The United States Supreme Court on Tuesday morning granted a stay of execution to Cleve Foster, a former Army recruiter convicted of killing a woman he met in a Fort Worth bar who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening in Texas. It is the second time he has been spared hours before his appointed death by the Supreme Court.

Muslim Brotherhood & the Middle East Upheaval

 

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As the United States and its allies struggle to get to grips with its new challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, pundits, scholars and journalists have combed every inch of the Muslim Brotherhood’s history for clues to what might happen in the event the movement takes control over the region.

 

Call-In Day to Free Alavaro Luna Hernandez: Wedensday April 6th, 2011

 

THE COMMITTEE
TO FREE
ALVARO LUNA HERNANDEZ
 
 
 
IS ASKING FOR THE PARTICIPATION
OF ALL HIS COMRADES AND FRIENDS IN A:
 
PROTESTCALL-IN
Set for Wednesday, APRIL 6, 2011,
To the TDCJ in Huntsville, Texas,
Alfred D. Hughes Unit, in Gatesville, Texas,
@ 2PM (CDT) – To object to the growing threats of censorship to his mail
and 1st Amendment Rights, and retaliation by staff for observing his right
to file a grievance.
 
(254)  865-6663
Ask for: Hughes Unit Senior Warden Edward Smith
 
1 (800) 535-0283
Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ)
 
Ask for TDCJ-CID Ombudsman
Program Coordinator Linda Shaw – Administrative Review & Risk management Division:
 Direct line:(936) 437-8035
Or - TDCJ-CID Ombudsman Office Line:
(936) 437-6791
 
Retaliation, in that Mail-room Supervisor G. Vandiver, specifically, made a threat to Alvaro that his correspondents (we presume to be all) “be put on a negative mail list”.
Alvaro has had mail problems before, but this is an open threat made by the Supervisor and can't go unchallenged, that stemmed from certain pages being removed (confiscated) from a copy of the book “Defying The Tomb”, written by Virginia state prisoner and Minister of Defense for the New Afrikan Black Panther Party Prison Chapter (NABPP/PC) Kevin (Rashid) Johnson, sent him by Inside Out Books (the publisher) in Seattle, Washington; the pages Supervisor Vandiver and the mail-room objected to, claimed would breakdown the prison's operation - with prisoner disruptions - strikes - and rioting.
 
The fact that the [4] pages removed earlier (pages 112-113 – and 120-121), were re-sent individually to Alvaro without incident, and that Inside Out Books was never sent an official notice for denial of publication, would strongly support suspicions that the retaliatory nature of Vandiver's reaction to Alvaro's filed Grievance caused the threatening remark made about his mail in or out; because they must have realized their jobs were in jeopardy and that they were out of TDCJ & TBCJ policy compliance. This is not an idle threat, because prison (unit) administrations generally allow officers discretion to control prisoners this way, so it can never be credited for even happening IF an impression isn't made to Huntsville or on a Senior Warden by supporters & the public.
 
You’ll have to give Alvaro’s TDCJ-CID# 255735 when you call, and mention he’s in Administrative Segregation at the Alfred D. Hughes Unit in Gatesville, Texas.
 
Tell Huntsville that we demand the “pages in dispute” that were torn out, but these same pages then re-sent separately by the publisher of the book in question “Defying The Tomb”, being confiscated once again must be returned to him, and an explanation why there were two different decisions made by the mail room in regards to not allowing the pages and then admitting them separately later.
 
John S. Dolley, Jr.,
Central Coordinator,
Committee to Free Alvaro Luna Hernandez,
Central Texas ABC,
P.O. Box 7187,
Austin, Texas 78713
 
<twitchon@hotmail.com>
 
 

 

The Shortwave Report 04/01/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (April 1) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {35MB} 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 President Hu Jintao questions the coalition actions in Libya. The US and UK have a new interpretation of the UN resolution that they believe justifies giving arms to Libyan rebels. More than a quarter million people marched against British austerity measures. S Korean activists staged a demonstration on the anniversary of Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident
    From JAPAN- The IAEA tested radiation levels around the Fukushima nuclear plant and suggested a larger area be evacuated. The radiation levels in seawater near the plant continues to rise. Japan has asked its trade partners to not impose "unfair" trade bans on food products. Research has revealed that some of the March 11th tsunami waves were 30 meters high. The Plutonium found in the ground indicate that nuclear fuel rods have partially melted. Barack Obama has reiterated his support for more US nuclear power plants.
   From GERMANY-  An update on the shut down of 7 nuclear power plants in Germany. The UK has expelled 5 Libyan diplomats and is considering future actions in Libya.
   From CUBA- A Viewpoint on the reported use of depleted uranium weapons by the US military in Libya.
    From RUSSIA- A review of an article from the Christian Science Monitor delineating 14 serious defects in US nuclear power plants between 2009 and 2010.
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.(PST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 
 
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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

--"The most strongly enforced of all known taboos is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated egos."

 

Corruption Among Texas's Own Public Officials Has Caused the Problems

 

The Shortwave Report 03/25/11 Listen Globally

 Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (March 25) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (15.1MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {35MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from NHK Japan, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
    From JAPAN- The earthquake/tsunami in Japan has resulted in 25,000 dead or missing citizens, and damage estimates of $300 billion so far. The government issued a warning that leafy vegetables from the disaster region contain very high levels of radioactivity. Radioactive iodine levels have made tap water in Tokyo unsafe for infants, though some scientists say that the risk is minimal.
   From GERMANY-  With minor amounts of nuclear fallout reaching Europe, the German government is facing pressure to shut down the seven oldest nuclear power plants in the country. While Germany, the Arab League, China, India, Russia, Brazil and other nations oppose the Western military intervention in Libya, the French are enthusiastically supporting their government's role.
   From CUBA- Two stories on the protests that greeted President Obama throughout his brief tour of select South American nations. Then a Viewpoint on the US military using mercenaries, or contractors, to operate with fewer restrictions in America's expanding war fronts. Brazil and most of South America want a peaceful settlement in Libya, and called for an end to airstrikes by allied forces.
    From RUSSIA- British commandos have been assisting rebels in Libya for three weeks, leading to speculation that a ground invasion may be in the plans. A report on the international opposition to the airstrikes on Libya, and the division of British marines who have been placed on alert for deployment to 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.(PST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 
 
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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

--"Until lions have their own historians, histories of the hunt will glorify the hunter."

 

Howard Dean's Police State of Vermont, Sotomayor and Government Crime

 

In this non-fiction book preview, a detailed investigation into the police state constructed by Howard Dean and his cronies all with the blessing of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.

 

www.howarddeanvermont.com

or

www.howard-dean-biography.com

 

ILPS joins the celebration of the Centennial of the First International Toiling Women's Day

We, the International League of Peoples’ Struggle, express our most militant greetings to women all over the world and join you in the celebration of the centennial of the International Women’s Day.  The history and current trend of militant women’s struggle must be highlighted in the midst of the global depression and chaos that pervade the various regions of the world today.

Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now!

The Internationalist
March 2011

Defeat Governor’s Legislative Coup d’État
Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now!
Break with the Democrats, Republicans and All Capitalist Parties!
Build a Class-Struggle Workers Party!

A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators. To be replaced by whom? The Democrats’ “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits.

We have said from the outset that “It will take nothing less than a statewide general strike to defeat labor hater Walker.” But we warned , “union leaders block militant action as they chain workers to the Democrats” (The Internationalist leaflet, 18 February). There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. For a general strike to shut down Wisconsin now!

Dancing With Dynamite --A video interview with Ben Dangl

 

 

 


 

 

The Shortwave Report 03/11/11 Listen Globally

Dear Radio Friend, 

            The latest Shortwave Report (March 11) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfarpress/shortwave.shtml  in both broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quickdownload or streaming form (4.9MB) (28:59)
   (NEW! If you have access to Audioport.org there is a higher quality version posted up there {26.7MB} http://www.audioport.org/index.php?op=producer-info&uid=904&nav=&)
 
     This week's show features stories from China Radio International, Spanish National Radio, Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, and The Voice of Russia.
   From CHINA- The Chinese Premier is calling for China citizens to prepare for hardships and risk taking to push forward reforms. There are reports that the "one-child policy" may be abandoned in a few years. 10,000 houses have been condemned following the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. South Korea will begin using unmanned drones and stealth jets to keep an eye on the North. President Karzai of Afghanistan says that private security and reconstruction firms need to be disbanded.
    From SPAIN- 2 leaders of the Basque separatists movement ETA were arrested in France. The President of Chile offered Spain support and encouraged investment in Chile's renewable energy programs. A brief update on Libya from Wednesday.
   From GERMANY-  Germany is skeptical about a no-fly zone over Libya, and Turkey is strongly opposed to it. The Euro is gaining strength against the dollar, and one quarter of Germans who observe Lent will skip internet use as their sacrifice.
   From CUBA- NATO is using AWACS surveillance over Libya and Robert Fisk reports that the US has a secret plan to arm rebel forces. Both Cuba and Venezuela promoted their gains in gender equality on International Womens Day. Afghan President Karzai rejected US General Petraeus's apology for the recent death of 9 Afghan boys. Israel F-16 fighter jets bombed buildings under construction at the Islamic University in Gaza City. Israel plans to seek an additional $20 billion in military aid from the US due to the uprisings in the Middle East. There was a largest demonstration for social rights and against the neo-liberal model in Santiago de Chile. President Obama is lifting the 2 year freeze on new military trials for detainees at the Guantanamo Prison.
    From RUSSIA- Two press items from Russian newspapers- China is blocking news about the Middle East revolutions and being quiet about the attempted Jasmine Revolution in their own country. A comparison of spending on international media propaganda. A Russian expert on the Middle East discusses the causes of events in the Middle East and North Africa.
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 (PST) 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.(PST)
NEWLY CORRECTED!!!  The Shortwave Report may be downloaded as a podcast from < feed://radio.indymedia.org/en/podcast?keys=shortwave++
Check out the amazing streams at < http://www.radicalradio.org > 
And Radio For Peace International at < http://www.rfpi.org > 
 
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) 
link for broadcast edition- 
link for smaller file and streaming- 
       ¡FurthuR!      Dan Roberts
 

    "Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men."

 

fbi/cia covert unlawful actions against targets: castration

 

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