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The Pentagon Feels the Heat: 2014 QDR Cites Climate Change among 'Threat Multipliers'

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 03/06/2014
0306 OR Verbal altercation closes Port of Portland container terminal
 
 
 The Port of Portland's container yard closed for the second day in a row. This time following an argument between security workers and longshoremen.
 
Port spokesman Steve Johnson told The Oregonian (http://is.gd/qvN22O ) that the angry words were exchanged Wednesday after longshoremen started moving traffic cones in a parking lot.
 
The closure came a day after dockworkers stopped working to honor a picket line.
 
The Terminal 6 container terminal has been the site of repeated turmoil since 2012, as members of the International Longshore & Warehouse Union clash with the company hired to operate it.
 
Hanjin Shipping, Portland's most important container carrier, has threatened to abandon the city because labor-management friction has reduced productivity.
 
 
 
&@^#%$
 
 
0306 WA Minimum wage increase supporters pack Seattle hearing
 
 
Last night A public hearing on Seattle's minimum wage drew a crowd estimated at about 700 people . many of them red-shirted advocates of a move to increase the city's minimum to $15 an hour.
 
The mayor's Income Inequality Committee is expected to offer the City Council a proposal by April 30.
 
The Times says that so far, the committee hasn't addressed the issues of how much to increase pay, how quickly and whether there will be exemptions.  Washington state's minimum wage is $9.32 an hour.
 
 
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0306 US Pentagon Calls Climate Change Impacts "Threat Multipliers," Could Enable Terrorism
 
 
A “civilizational threat”  is how the Pentagon puts it.  and as the source of terror for millions of people around the world, the US military would know whereof it speaks.  And speak it did in the 2014  U.S. Department of Defense Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR). Out yesterday. the Review  , declaries that  the threat of climate change impacts a very serious national security vulnerability that, among other things, could enable further terrorist activity. 
 
Released every four years, the QDR is a broad outline of U.S. military strategy discussing how to maintain global U.S. military hegemony. Like the 2010 document, the 64-page 2014 QDR again highlights the threats posed to national security by ever-worsening global climate disruption.
 
The report states that the  impacts of climate change may increase the frequency, scale, and complexity of future missions, including defense support to civil authorities, while at the same time undermining the capacity of our domestic installations to support training activities.
 
"Climate change poses another significant challenge for the United States and the world at large. As greenhouse gas emissions increase, sea levels are rising, average global temperatures are increasing, and severe weather patterns are accelerating."
 
For sake of context, some members of the U.S. Congress still deny the existence of climate change, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. But the Pentagon's assessment is that global warming is not only real, but also a civilizational threat, as stated in sobering language in the past three QDRs.
 
As outlined in Christian Parenti's 2011 book, "Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence," the military establishment understands climate change is an unparalleled global threat, saying so clearly in reports like the QDR. The problem: its activities around the world are in large part responsible for the threat to begin with.
 
 
 
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0306 US Massive license plate location database just like Instagram, Digital Recognition Network insists
 
 
It started yesterday At a state house hearing before the Massachusetts Joint Transportation Committee , the chief executive of the largest license plate scan database in the country insisted that license plate recognition technology is “simply photography.”
Or, as Chris Metaxas, chief executive of Digital Recognition Network based in Fort Worth, Texas, puts it, the scans are the same as storing pictures on Instagram, which are available for all to see.”
 
Metaxas was the sole witness to testify against a bill that would regulate use of license plate readers. His company oversees a nationwide network of license plate reader cameras operated by repo agents, many of whom collect their geotagged “pictures” of license plates in shopping mall parking garages, office park lots, and residential parking facilities.
 
DRN’s database currently stores 1.8 billion vehicle location records, and its network adds 70 million scans each month. 
A bill proposed by state Senator Cynthia Creem (D - Newton) and state Representative Jonathan Hecht (D – Watertown)  would put a number of restrictions on license plate readers. If passed, the bill would ban most uses of the technology, making exceptions only for law enforcement, toll collection, and parking regulation.
 
License plate scan companies argue that the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act, passed in 1994, adequately guards against abuses of the technology. DPPA limits the disclosure of Registry of Motor Vehicles information that connects a particular plate to an individual.
Supporters of restrictions countered that DPPA allows a wide range of permissible uses, and that RMV listings are not the only way to tie a plate to an individual.   
DRN has filed suit against the state of Utah over a similar ban on commercial use of license plate scanning, claiming that the company has a First Amendment right to photograph license plates in public view.
 
A handful of civil liberties and privacy groups also testified in support of restrictions, including the American Friends Service Committee, the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Economic Justice and the Massachusetts Gay and Lesbian Political Caucus.
Law enforcement representatives were notably absent among witnesses. 
 
 
 
0306 US Massive Pushback in Utah
 
Private businesses are using the 1st Amendment to mount a legal challenge to regulations on automatic license plate readers signed into law in the state of Utah in April of last year. License plate readers are another in the great panoply of spying technologies that automatically read the plate number, direction and time of travel for any car it catches in its lens. This data can then be aggregated and cross-referenced by police or other government agents to discern whether or not the car is stolen or otherwise involved in a criminal investigation.
 
The regulation in Utah effectively banned the private use of license plate scanners and put in place strict guidelines for how the scanners are to be used by police. Included in the regulation is a 30-day cap on information retention, meaning all the license plate data collected by the cameras is discarded after the 30-day period is up.
 
Private companies who collect and sell data gleaned through the use of license plate scanner technology are now prevented from engaging in the practice as a result of the ban on private data collection. From Ars Technica:
 
“Two major private LPR firms—Digital Recognition Network and Vigilant Solutions—are suing Utah’s governor and attorney general, arguing that they have a First Amendment right to collect data on license plates, which are displayed in public on open roads.
 
The case seemingly pits the privacy rights of individuals against the First Amendment rights of corporations to engage in constitutionally protected speech. Legal experts say that this case presents a unique challenge in balancing these two constitutional rights, and it may have implications for future, similar laws across the country.”
 
&@^#%#
 
 
0306 US CIA Accused Of Spying On Senate Intelligence Committee Staffers
from Techdirt
 
from the biting-the-hand-that-oversees-you dept
While at times, it's appeared that the Senate Intelligence Committee, led by Dianne Feinstein, serves more to prop up the intelligence community than to handle oversight, it has actually clashed quite a bit with the CIA. We've discussed a few times how the Committee has been pushing to release a supposedly devastating 6,000 page report about the CIA's torture program, which cost taxpayers an equally astounding $40 million to produce. However, the CIA has been fighting hard to block the release of the report, arguing that it misrepresents the CIA's actions. 
 
However, things are getting even more bizarre, as the NY Times is reporting that the CIA is now accused of spying on the Intelligence Committee and its staffers in its attempt to keep that report from being released. 
 
The details are still a little cloudy, but in December, Senator Mark Udall revealed that the Senate Intelligence Committee had come across an internal CIA study that apparently corroborated the information that is in the big Senate report -- and which directly contradicted claims by the CIA to the Committee about how the report was inaccurate -- suggesting that, on top of everything else, the CIA lied to the Intelligence Committee. Udall quizzed CIA boss John Brennan about that internal report. And according to the NY Times, it appears that CIA folks freaked out that the Intelligence Committee somehow got access to that internal study, and responded the way the CIA knows best: by starting to spy on Intelligence Committee staffers:
The agency’s inspector general began the inquiry partly as a response to complaints from members of Congress that C.I.A. employees were improperly monitoring the work of staff members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, according to government officials with knowledge of the investigation. 
 
The committee has spent several years working on a voluminous report about the detention and interrogation program, and according to one official interviewed in recent days, C.I.A. officers went as far as gaining access to computer networks used by the committee to carry out its investigation.
On Tuesday, Udall sent a strongly worded letter to President Obama, pushing for the declassification and release of the big 6,300 page report, but also that internal CIA study, which would highlight how the CIA lied. On top of that, he made an oblique reference to this spying activity by the CIA:
As you are aware, the CIA has recently taken unprecedented action against the Committee in relation to the internal CIA review, and I find these actions to be incredibly troubling for the Committee's oversight responsibilities and for our democracy. It is essential that the Committee be able to do its oversight work -- consistent with our constitutional principle of the separation of powers -- without the CIA posing impediments or obstacles as it is today.
In many ways, the idea that the CIA is directly spying on the Senate Committee charged with its own oversight is a bigger potential scandal than many of the Snowden NSA revelations so far. Even more importantly, it may finally lead to Congress taking action against an out-of-control intelligence community.
 
 
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0306 US Blocked confirmation of Obama civil rights enforcement has lawyers worried about clients
 
 Should a lawyer be disqualified from public service for representing a client like a cop killer? The question arises after the Senate rejected President Barack Obama's candidate to be the government's chief civil rights attorney.
 
The White House, attorneys and civil rights groups argued that a bipartisan vote Wednesday blocking Debo Adegbile from advancing toward confirmation set a troubling precedent that could dissuade lawyers with aspirations to serve in government from taking on unpopular clients or working for unpopular causes.
 
"The fact that his nomination was defeated solely based on his legal representation of a defendant runs contrary to a fundamental principle of our system of justice," Obama, a lawyer himself, argued after the final vote.
 
Adegbile spent much of his career at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, where he argued before the Supreme Court that Mumia Abu-Jamal's conviction for killing a Philadelphia police officer should be overturned because of discrimination in jury selection. Abu-Jamal is now serving a life sentence without parole.
 
The National Fraternal Order of Police urged senators to oppose Adegbile for his advocacy in the case. All 44 Republicans and eight Democrats voted against his nomination as head of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, likely dooming the nomination in what Obama called a "travesty based on wildly unfair character attacks." It was unknown what the next steps the White House will take with the nomination
 
Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, a lawyer, voted no because Adegbile "would face such visceral opposition from law enforcement on his first day on the job." But Coons also said he embraces "the proposition that an attorney is not responsible for the actions of their client."
 
Hans von Spakovsky, senior legal fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank, said senators had a right to probe Adegbile's work because it was for an advocacy group.
 
"They tried to bring racial politics into this murder of a police officer, and not only that, they used it to try to try to make the false claim that we have an entirely racist judicial system and they used it to raise money," he said. "I don't know of any private attorneys who use their representation of clients to try and raise money for their organization. It is very much on point to be able to criticize him for the kind of representation they provided."
 
The Adegbile vote was the latest example of changing standards for legal nominees that reflects increasing politicization of the nomination process. Adegbile's backers point out that Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts aided in the representation of Florida death row inmate John Ferguson, convicted of killing eight people.
 
"During the course of their long careers, both John Roberts and Debo Adegbile each performed a vital constitutional service by representing an unpopular client on death row," said Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights. "Roberts is now chief justice of the Supreme Court, but opponents of the Adegbile nomination twisted reality and resorted to some of the dirtiest attacks I've seen in my professional career."
 
Democrats opposed Obama's nomination of Atlanta attorney Mark Cohen as a federal judge because he argued in favor of Georgia's voter identification law. And Republicans opposed Obama's nomination of Caitlin Halligan as an appellate judge because of her work on a case against gun manufacturers as solicitor general of New York.
 
Obama's counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler, said rising young lawyers who have taken on unpopular clients were watching the Adegbile vote and thinking they will never be able to serve at a senior level in the government.
 
&@^#%
 
 
0306 US Senate to vote on bill that would strip commanders of authority to prosecute sex crimes
 
Will legislation to curb sexual assaults in the military by stripping senior commanders of their authority to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses make it a vote in the Senate?  It could happen this afternoon…
 
The bill, is firmly opposed by the Pentagon's leadership, which argues officers should have more responsibility, not less, for the conduct of the troops they lead.
 
A solid majority of the Senate backs the bill, sponsored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., illustrating the deep frustration among Republicans and Democrats over the military's failure to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the ranks. 
 
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Lynne Stewart - Never a Prisoner, Never a Slave to Injustice...

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Air Cascadia
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Tue, 03/04/2014
It isn't possible - even reasonable - to tyhink of Lynne Stewart as a "prisoner".  Her life is dedicated to Freedom.  Freedom for everyone, not just the people with money and lawyers; not just for people who write laws, tear them down, write more laws, the shape-shifters who never find themselves behind bars because they own the bars. 
No.
Lynne Stewart and her husband Ralph are activists - always have been and always will be. 
But Lynne has 4th stage breats cancer anmd while she was incarcerated, denied medical treatment, her medical insurance was cancelled. So now she is fighting the disease, fighting the insurance industry and still paying her own legal fees. 
http://lynnestewart.org/
Do the right thing.
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Transform Now Ploughshares Support Group: A Long, Shining Line in the Sand

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Air Cascadia
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Thu, 02/20/2014
It’s a strange nation we’ve built in which men and women – one, an 84 year-old nun, fer crissakes – are arrested and charged with “destruction of property” at a nuclear weapons factory…But it happens, Oh, it happens. Ralph Hutchinson, Paul Magno and Ellen Barfield, fellow activists with Transform Now Ploughshares Support Group bring you a firsthand report on the sentencing of fellow activists for their protest at Tennessee's  Oak Ridge Nuclear Weapons Plant.
 
Eugene police are gunning for a “security forum” that takes  on “School Safety and Dangerous Acts of Violence.”  The Eugene, Springfield, University of Oregon and Junction City police chiefs will be among the law enforcement officials will be there.  But wait…
Let's parse that: isn't enforced poverty and its criminalization a form of violence against the disenfranchised?  
 
The question: Is social media making us dumber? And the simple answer: Yes. Now that social media are speeding up and exaggerating the copycat trend, it’s easy to see where humankind might be getting dumber, if grabbing information from someone else substitutes for exercising intellectual ability.
 
For years, decades even,  reporters have been allowed to sit in on and observe  the Eugene School  Board meetings  on condition they do not report on the proceedings. Last night however The  School Board voted 4-3 to bar the media from all future closed meetings on labor negotiations.
 
The state Land Use Board of Appeals has overturned Lane County’s decision to grant a special use permit to a private events center called Prindel Creek Farm in the Siuslaw National Forest.  Quite simply: No music and musical camping in the forest.  Now if the presenters had planed to clear-cut trees on public land..well that's a lot easier to arrange: just ask Governow Kitzhaber, He'll sign  off on it.
 
 
The Oregon Logging Conference opened in  Eugene yesterday to the roar of the greasepaint, the smell of the crowd.  And it was a pretty smelly crowd.  Thanks to a new report from an international market research firm attendance is expected to soar this year as the industry continues to recover from the blows dealt by the recession and  the forestry industry additional grounds for some optimism.
 
 
6, President Barack Obama  was In Mexico Wednesday for a summit with his North American counterparts — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper — to discuss issues of trade, security and energy....in other words, a little Transpacific Partnership and arm-wrestling
 
'Sanction' is one of those odd-duck words that lays claim to two contradictory meanings.  Sometimes the second unintended meaning is the more appropriate descriptor.  Here, for instance:  The US Treasury Department is sanctioning a Colombian suspected of leading an international drug trafficking and money laundering organization that exported nearly 100 tons of cocaine a year from Colombia. Because if all the drug money laundered through the Streets of Wall, well, the Wall would fall.
 
Human Rights Watch released a report on the drone strike Thursday, citing interviews with eight witnesses and relatives of the dead as well as Yemeni officials. The report said four Hellfire missiles were fired at a wedding procession of 11 vehicles on Dec. 12, 2013, in Radda in southern Yemen, killing at least 12 men and wounding at least 15 others, six of them seriously.
 
And shortly thereafter, the Department of Homeland Security warned US travelers that Disgruntled targets of American diplomacy may try to bring down airliners by blowing their shoes up.
 
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Three Early Days in January: from Lynne Stewart to Norman Soloman to Net Neutrality

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Air Cascadia
program date: 
Thu, 01/16/2014
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 
Subject: Photos of Lynne at LaGuardia Airport on New Year's Day

LYNNE AND RALPH ON ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK ON NEW YEAR'S DAY
 
(MORE PHOTOS TO FOLLOW)
 
photos by Marty Goodman
 

 
 
Crowd awaits for Lynne.
 
 
Lynnes here! She is accompanied by her husband Ralph Poynter, tireless advocate
for Lynne's freedom.
 
Greeting everyone.
 
 
Tender moment.
 
 
Family and friends present flowers.
 
 
Hand in hand with grandaughter.
 
 
Interview by Amy Goodman of "Democracy Now!"
 

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Three days on the road to Bethlem: McGovern on Bozos, Bezos & the CIA

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Thu, 12/19/2013
Ray McGovern , ex-CIA insider and the smartest, wittiest voice on the Left recently weighed in on the collusion ('like thieves'..actually, they are thieves) between Jeff Bezos and his behemoth Mother-of-all-Wads, Amazon, the Washington Post, Mother-of-all-Words, and the CIA Mother-of-all-Wars. Or, 'Up the Amazon without a Paddle' by Josef onrad. I could go on. We have a vicious scandal here in Cascadia: money that was appropriated for jobs and training for the disabled was somehow, Well, appropriated period. The longer the path between two points, the more twists and turns, the less money comes out at the end. And the Portland Police will many of them receive raises, but not the desired drug dispensation. And still more http://www.accuracy.org/release/cia-cloud-over-jeff-bezoss-washington-post/
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"Daddy, what do you do all day at the NSA?" plus Ellen Brown on Public Banking

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Wed, 12/11/2013
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'De-Spare Change': Warsaw, Weber & The Plan

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Tue, 11/26/2013



It's always and all ways "Sensitive dependence on initial conditions...", Rupert Sheldrake. Climate change is the prroblem Chaos Theory is made for.  The problem itself is complex - but it isn't complicated. Up to this point - and ' this point' is the risible futile, impotent COP19 outcome - most of the proposed solutions are either disaster capitalist technofix in nature or they are halt comsuption solves, which Americans ignore entirely and developing nations reject on grounds that they deserve the growth that got us all in this mess together.
So we have a complex solution to a complicated problem...Let's see what Michael Dorsey and Even Weber have come up with in terms of a Plan...
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'Spooky Business', 'Nordic Outbreaks' and Depleted Iranians...

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Mon, 11/25/2013
Slippery Business
‘Name That Law’: The Reality Show rolls out  ‘The Federal Lands Jobs and Energy Security Act’ or ‘Chuckie’, if you prefer..Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-CO),  (And the American Legislative Council held his dick for him while he spoke (That’s why they call it ‘dick-tate???)  legislation hands  oil and gas companies carte blanche to drill on public lands. If signed into law, the legislation would automatically approve onshore drilling permits if the U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) failed to act on them in 60 days.
And if you don’t like it, you can cough up $5,000 which buys you a permit to protest.
 
It paves! It clears! It Cuts! – But Wait, there’s more!  Lamborn's proposed bill would direct the DOI to begin commercial leasing for the development of oil shale, a controversial type of production that has been largely banned by the United States since President Herbert Hoover prohibited the leasing of federal lands for oil shale. Oil shale - which should not be confused with the more common "shale oil" - is a type of rock that needs to be heated to nearly 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit to produce crude oil, which then has to be refined.
 
 
 
 $^@#$&@$



Spooky Business
   Gary Ruskin, Director of the Center for Corporate Policy, Ruskin wrote the just-released report "Spooky Business: Corporate Espionage Against Nonprofit Organizations" for the group Essential Information. Turns out that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Walmart, Monsanto, Bank of America, Dow Chemical, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Chevron, Burger King, McDonald’s, Shell, BP, BAE, Sasol, Brown & Williamson and E.ON -- have been linked to espionage or planned espionage against nonprofit organizations, activists and whistleblowers.
Ruskin:
"Giant corporations are employing highly unethical or illegal tools of espionage against nonprofit organizations with near impunity. Our report documents how corporations hire shady investigative firms staffed with former employees of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, U.S. military, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Secret Service and local police departments to target nonprofit organizations.”


#$@&^%$#


"The Plan: How the U.S. Can Help Stabilize the Climate and Create a Clean Energy Future," available at: usclimateplan.org.

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Go Norse, Young Man: David Swanson v. Killer Drones

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Mon, 11/18/2013
 
 
Last week – November 15th to be precise – author and contributor to War Is A Crime.org, David Swanson wrote a piece that knocked me sideways.  Not so much for the story but for the implications.  If Germany can say ‘No’ to the ultimate drug, then surely , other nations will follow. This a triangle situation: Israel and America are the world’s top peddlers of Death from Above and Germany is a super power in that its economic might is bolstered by it global credibility.
 
 
Author of When the World Outlawed War, War Is A Lie and Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union.
 
Swanson writes: “Germany had planned to buy a fleet of "Euro Hawk" killer drones -- perhaps in an effort to bring the European Union up to speed with certain other Nobel Peace laureates.” But what if one Nobel Laureate is on the skids and the ‘Mini-merica’ is increasingly viewed as a loose canon in a tight corner?
 
I asked Swanson how public pressure can effect change when the government does not appear to be listening and I was assured that government is lisdtening.  Like the teenager that it is, the US government just seems to be ignoring us.
Not so, says Swanson. Here’s the link: http://warisacrime.org/content/germany-says-no-weaponized-drones
 
 http://warisacrime.org/content/germany-says-no-weaponized-drones
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It's Pfc Bradley Manning's Court Martial...but America is on Trial

program: 
Air Cascadia
program date: 
Thu, 07/18/2013

Here's some audio from Kevin Gosztola.  Kevin is attending the court martial proceedings at Fort Meade, and he spoke to us during a recess. Judge Denise Lind's decision not to dismiss the 'Aiding the Enemy' charge could well be a doubleedged sword for government prosecutors - depending on their skill in using it.  One side or another, it isn't the sword of justice and it sure and hell is not mightier than the 'Pen'...

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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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