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Mobius Bridge: You can't Get There from Here & bradley Manning: You Can't Get There from Fear...

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Wed, 06/05/2013

here's firedoglake:

http://firedoglake.com/

 

The CRC: the Bridge with no beginning and no end.

 

Bad timing for Kitzhaber and company… The Washington Legislature is ready to put the bow on its dreaded Special Session and there is still a lot that won’t fit in the box.  The last thing lawmakers want to go hunting for is the money to pay for a bridge that people don’t want, the state doesn’t need and no one but Governor Kitzhaber, so it seems, really believes will solve congestion problems.  There are academics who study this problem; they publish learned monographs on the subject of congestion.  Ands what they have found is that adding mre freeways just adds to the traffic problems.

And  then there’s the height issue: not high enough for river freight, says the Coast Guard.  The Coast Guard has veto authority over the project, and CRC officials expect the agency to decide by Sept. 30 whether to issue the necessary bridge permit. but there may not be a decision from the Coast Guard by then.  CRC planners need $450 million from Olympia and a Coast Guard permit by mid-October in order to apply for federal funding they describe as crucial and about to expire.

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Ray McGovern on Bradley Manning re: Lynne Stewart v. Resistance Ecology

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Fri, 05/31/2013

Join us at Portland State University

 

for the first annual Resistance Ecology Conference!

 

 

 

 

 

It's the first annual Resistance Ecology Conference in Portland, Oregon, May 31st to June 2nd 2013, at Portland State University (PSU). This conference is a cooperative effort between the Student Animal Liberation Coalition (PSU), Oregon Jericho Movement and a new movement organization: Resistance Ecology. The conference advocates for a movement of resistance that is multi-layered, unified, diverse and intersectional. This is the first of what we hope will become an annual Resistance Ecology Conference. Previously, the organizers of this conference have helped to organize the Let Live and Law and Disorder Conferences in Portland, Oregon as well as the Portland Anarchist Bookfair. There will be speakers, panels, and workshops occurring all three days.

 

 

 And then there are those times when you don't have to do much at all...justt kick back and watch the rodeo.

 

Monsanto apparently pulled a classic 'Farmer's Daughter' 10 years ago; The Luche Libre of seed apparently sowed some 'Wild Oat's’ in Eastern Oregon.  Monsanto – for unknown reasons -  killed the ‘Werewheat plan. 

And I  would really like to know why…

Now the bottom falls out of Oregon’s Big Ag Business with Japan.  When the shit storm hits Europe, watch what happen to Wall Street…

 

"Calling All Angels" May 30th Jam those Powerlines on behalf of Lynne Stewart

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Wed, 05/29/2013

Ralph Poynter

 

 has been by her side for all these years of courage in the face of this empire's justice juggernaut armed with a weapons-grade National Security apparatus that listens only to the echo of its own footsteps along the empty corridors lit by burning spooks...

 

Ralph joins us today on 'Air Cascadia' to talk about the urgency that attends this 'Call-in Campaign in the name of Compassionate Release.  Lynne Stewart's cancer would never have progressed this far had she received proper care.  Carswell is in addition to being a Communications Management Unit, also a medical facility....but of course for Stewart to receive treatment, the government would have to want to save her life. 

 

If Death = Silence, indeed, Silence = Death

 

 

 

 

 

Nothing would be better than to air Lynne Stewart's own words from prison...And I want to emphasize, not just any prison, but one of the prime example's of America's dirty dark secret: Communication Management Units. Prisons for political dissidents, voices that dare, through their speech and their actions to illuminate the lies beneath the surface.  Few Americans know who the Blind Sheik is, what he is accused of, what Lynne is accused of and what actually happened.  At this weird tangent in time, when even the mighty  Associated Press gets DHS's 'cavity search' Daily Special, it is critical for people to hear the real story.  The point being,  if , as in Lynne Stewart's  case, the government's version and the actual facts diverge so dramatically, who do we trust? And how the hell do we find them when they are silenced behind the walls of a CMU'?  If America poses itself as a beacon of justice, a lot of ships are going to wind up on the rocks...

 

Thursday, May 30th the day of this nationwide direct call action.  Get on the blower and jam those ‘powerlines’.

But more than anything else, I want her released.  The thousands of lives Lynne's life has touched bear testament to the greatest of her spirit.  They may have broken her body but her soul is intact.

Fort Meade-ia: Why the Most Classified Thing About Manning is his Pre-trial Hearing

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Thu, 05/23/2013

 http://vbc.cityrepair.org/

 

The Bradley Manning Support Network reports today that a coalition of journalists is challenging the  Manning trial secrecy in civilian court;  And the Nobel Peace Prize petition continues to draw signatures, 50,000+ at last count. Signed it yet?

 

 

 

Julian Assange and coalition of U.S. journalists sue military over transparency in Bradley Manning’s case. Glenn Greenwald, Amy Goodman, and the Nation magazine join the WikiLeaks editor in a lawsuit against the Department of Defense seeking access to basic filings in Manning’s case. This suit seeks recourse in a civilian federal court, following a military appeals court’s rejection of the same lawsuit last month.

 

 

 

Military judge Col. Denise Lind ruled to close the court during trial for 24 of the government’s witnesses because they’re expected to divulge classified information.

 

That’s rich: so these witnesses are going to divulge classified information in the courtroom during the pretrial hearing of a man accused of aiding the enemy by releasing a massive amount of documentation – most of which was not itself classified…

 

 

This suit is especially important given the Pentagon’s half-hearted – to put it generously – attempt to make some documents public. In late February, the DOD established a FOIA Reading Room dedicated to publishing legal filings in Manning’s case. But it has only made 85 of the 500+ documents public, hasn’t added any new ones since March 15, and has not made any of the most newsworthy or legally significant rulings available.

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Whistling in the Dark...

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Wed, 05/22/2013

From Salem the movement proliferates…The nation had its pants blown off this week; 200-plus mph winds drove a massive tornado straight into Moore, Oklahoma.  The American people went into overdrive…because that is what we do when white Americans are killed.  Asked what was odd about this particular tornado one voice said that the thing hit a populated area; usually they breeze through the Midwestern vastness managing not to hit  a baby on their way through. 

Some of us waited in vain to hear the question: How much worse is this going to get? How can we afford to keep rebuilding these places that get hit by extreme weather conditions.  People forget that the weather is attached to the Climate…and the Climates, They Are A-Changin’.

Back to Salem where the notion of putting a price on co2 emissions, voluntarily.  Putting a price on the  destruction wrought by the effects of CO2 in a super-heated world, that part is not voluntary.  Until we ruin out of money, of course.

Meanwhile a  few courageous people have been calling foul in any number oif areas.  What do Bradley Manning, Walter Tamosaitis, Robert MacLean, Thomas Drake, et al have in common?  Well, they blew the whistle on someone or some thing soaked in pure power and in a few cases they got wrung out.

These are the final days of Bradley Manning’s pretrial hearings and it all comes down to what’s really classified and is it  possible to classify something after the fact?

 

Mike Adams of Natural News explains it this way:

In addition to the more common gene splicing, at about 1:44, Bruce Lipton explains that the study of Epigenetics has found a class of molecule called ‘micro RNA’s’, and when they are spliced in, ‘when we eat RNA-tweaked food, the micro RNA is picked up by our digestive systems and not broken down, and they end up in our cells; they our genetics, and change the readout of our genome.  We’re eating a class of micro RNAs that have never been in the world before.’  The process is irreversible.  ‘They change the actual beneficial gut bacteria that help immune responses, and alter the genetics of our own cells.’  Gosh, wouldn’t you be proud of patenting these genes, hiding the fact on labels, and killing massive amounts of soil, water, reproductive and other endocrine health in animals, fish, rats, insects and humans just for the fun and profit of controlling the world’s food supply?

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The American Governmment, Inc.

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Tue, 05/21/2013

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http://www.prwatch.org/news/2013/05/12112/dissent-or-terror-how-arizonas-counter-terrorism-apparatus-partnership-corporate-

 

A little capitalism goes a long way…All the way to the incorporation of America, in fact.  With The American Legislative Exchange Council leading the charge (Ho ho ho,’charge’? Put it on my card?) corporations are rewriting the modern American Book of Laws.  In fact, The Rise of the Lobbyist lead to The Fall of the Occupier.  Except in areas where resistance, activism, anarchism have been in the blood for some time, there is little curiosity when it comes to the Firm’s Finger of Fate writing laws that suit the firm not the family. Private prisons, Corrections Corporation of America; Halliburton and Dynacorp in Iraq; the charter school movement…and of course, ALEC, a product of the revolving door that churns the shining waters of Washington DC.

And some of the corporations fighting over American spoils are not even based in the US.

But it’s all there in the article, Beau Hodai’s Dissent of Terror.

Read it and weep…

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The 2013 Village Building Convergence: Succession, The Visible meets the Invisible Ecology

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Mon, 05/20/2013

A great deal of City Repair's Village Building Convergence (VBC) is visible…but even more of it is invisible. Or rather the placemaking that is involved across the city in neighborhood after neighborhood is tangible.  What is intangible are the changes that take place within the biome, the participants as individuals, as work groups, as communities, as reflections of the character of the city itself.  The complex organism we create and launch  - the image of the stone tossed into the pond – all that we cannot hang on to lasts longer than all that we can grasp with our hands.  That is the architecture of the Convergence: positive and negative space in constantly changing states of disequilibrium.  Becaasue after all, perfect equilibrium id death.  And death too plays a role…where do we get the negative space needed to     build these castles in the air, these gardens in the mind?

 

 

Without fanfare, not to mention public oversight, the poles of power have shifted in America.  Whereas once we had reasonable expectations that our governmental agencies worked on behalf of the citizenry and its corporate busy-ness, now it appears that the Incorporated Armies of the Night (Thanks, Norman) are calling the shots.  the National Security apparatus, Homeland Security and the like are the foot soldiers under corporate command.

Case in point: Here in Oregon a timber baron will in all likelihood get a law passed criminalizing protests against logging operations on the specious grounds that such protests constitute 'domestic terrorism'.

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Dark Matters: Why Whistleblower, Robert MacLean's Story is Silenced

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Thu, 05/16/2013

 

Robert MacLean is a former air marshal fired for an act of whistleblowing.  He has continued to fight over seven long years for what once would have passed as simple justice: getting his job back.

But the subtext of MacLean’s story dwarfs the incident itself.  This begins in the dark and tangled roots of The USA Patriot Act, a document that few if any lawmakers have ever read.  It was cobbled together from the ersatz ‘pink slime’ of legislation that was already on the books – in other words, we didn’t need it in the first place – and then shot-up with adrenalin.  A never-ending river of fear.

No one ever questions the defenders of The Patriot Act…Ever.

Despots need armies.  And the Patriot Actors have theirs, the Department of Homeland Security.  Doesn’t anyone want to ask, Why exactly do we need this  thing? This guardian of borders, secrets, classified documents, Communication Management Units?

 

Equipped with this Byzantine architecture of oppression, it’s no great wonder that ethical people like my guest, Robert MacLean, will inevitably somehow, some way, some day run afoul of the DHS.

 

 

 His is an all-too-twenty-first-century story of the extraordinary lengths to which the U.S. government is willing to go to thwart whistleblowers.

 

First, the government retroactively classified a previously unclassified text message to justify firing MacLean. Then it invoked arcane civil service procedures, including an “interlocutory appeal” to thwart him and, in the process, enjoyed the approval of various courts and bureaucratic boards apparently willing to stamp as “legal” anything the government could make up in its own interest.

 

And yet here’s the miracle at the heart of this tale: MacLean refused to quit, when ordinary mortals would have thrown in the towel.  Now, with a recent semi-victory, he may not only have given himself a shot at getting his old job back, but also create a precedent for future federal whistleblowers. In the post-9/11 world, people like Robert MacLean show us how deep the Washington rabbit hole really goes.

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Nakba Special: The Boycott Divest Sanctions Show: No Retreat and No Surrender

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Wed, 05/15/2013

Mourning in America: The 65th Anniversary of Sorrow, Loss and Determination to Return

 

My East Coast guest today was Sundus Seif,  with Students for Justice in Palestine, Brooklyn College: Here’s the kick0off, in her own words: “On Feb. 7, more than 200 shareholders filed a resolution to divest from Veolia, a corporation that provides segregated transportation services to Israeli settlers living on Palestinian land in the West Bank. TIAA-CREF’s challenge of the resolution at the SEC contradicts its stated commitment to socially responsible investing and shareholder advocacy. Ultimately, we will remember if TIAA-CREF demonstrated a commitment to socially responsible investing in Israel-Palestine when we choose our retirement fund."

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Environmentalists and Timber Barons; It's like being Forced to Marry Your Rapist

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Tue, 05/14/2013

 

 

As David ben Gurion said at the onset of the  Nakba  65 years ago:  "The old will die and the young will forget".  The same could be said for the state of martial law under which we live today.  We forget that the USA Patriot act is still in full force and we forget our lives are constrained on every side by this new government department, the Department of Homeland Security.  In everything but name this amounts to martial law. Just another way in which language has been bent and reconfigured to serve a different agenda. 

So it should come as no surprise to learn that  the immigration reform measure the Senate began debating yesterday would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system.

Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation (.pdf)  is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named “photo tool,” a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver’s license or other state-issued photo ID.

 

Employers would be obliged to look up every new hire in the database to verify that they match their photo.

 

This piece of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act is aimed at curbing employment of undocumented immigrants. But privacy advocates fear the inevitable mission creep, ending with the proof of self being required at polling places, to rent a house, buy a gun, open a bank account, acquire credit, board a plane or even attend a sporting event or log on the internet.

 

 

The shelf-life of a politician is ephemeral, a spark that soon turns to ashes.  A forest is millions of years in the making, manages itself and is utterly and entirely self-sufficient – complex but not complicated, a fragile, massive mystery with too many variables to be subject to prediction or even probability.

 

Until the human race hits town…and then the forest dies.  People are the worst plague earth’s forests have ever seen.  The image of little white people in suits sitting in enormous buildings deciding how many 2 x 4’s can be fashioned from an ancient stand of Douglas firs, shading, huckleberries, ferns, Oregon grape, salal and countless species…

 

 

 

 

 

Last year, three Oregon congressmen — Reps. Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden — introduced legislation that proposed putting 1.5 million acres of O&C lands into a trust managed by the state for commercial logging and creating conservation set-asides on sensitive lands. But the bipartisan proposal remains stalled in the House, and it has drawn a skeptical response from Wyden, whose spokesman recently observed, “The U.S. Senate has no appetite for legislation that is going to sell off public lands and skirt environmental laws.”

 

 

 

Wyden’s reaction frustrated timber industry officials who support the DeFazio-Schrader-Walden plan as the best hope for restoring timber harvests. County officials had urged Wyden to support the House proposal, which they see as their best hope of restoring harvests and federal timber receipts.

 

 

 

Wyden is no newcomer to the forest management game. In 2009 he accomplished the seemingly impossible, bringing together environmentalists and timber companies to agree on an Eastern Oregon strategy intended to increase harvests, make forests healthier and reduce litigation.

 

But applying a similar approach to Western Oregon won’t be easy, as Wyden well knows. He originally intended his 2009 forest legislation to apply to public forests on both sides of the Cascades, but the complexities of dealing with the westside’s diverse ecosystems and environmental and timber interests prompted him to focus exclusively on eastside forests.

 

 

 

Skeptics abound on all sides of the debate. But they should hope that Wyden can once again make the impossible happen, this time on O&C lands. As chairman of the Senate committee with jurisdiction over forestry, Wyden is uniquely positioned to bring diverse interests to the table and forge a common strategy that protects old growth and imperiled wildlife while at the same time promoting sustainable logging and restoring timber revenues to counties.

But wait...

You don’’t “”harvest” a forest, you harvest a tree farm.

 

You can’’t “manage” a forest; you manage a tree farm.

You can’t “restore a forest; once it’s gone it’s gone.

 

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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

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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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