Mainstream news from Afghanistan tells of US Military plans and hopes for stabilizing the shattered nation, and rarely covers the enormous obstacles in their way. In an article "Getting Out of Afghanistan" published last October in Dissent Magazine, Todd Gitlin shows what's wrong with all the reasons given for the US-NATO occupation. Clayton Morgareidge reads an edited version of the piece.
Counting Heads: What's right and what's wrong with the 2010 census
Its been happening every decade since 1790. As mandated by the constitution, the U.S. Census Bureau determines the population of the nation, the results used to allocate congressional seats, electoral votes and government program funding. As census questionnaires start arriving in mailboxes this month, criticism of the census is heating up from all quarters. Right wing pundits characterize the census as part of the Obama administration's efforts to control citizens' lives. Republicans accuse organization like ACORN of distorting the results for political gain. Communities of color and other underrepresented populations worry that historic undercounting of their numbers will once again leave them without real political representation.
For starters, here's an article Wayne Madsen found that relates to Iran war preparations. Estimate time for unpacking, deployment/arming, check for good weather, look for an associated vilification or provocation (say a detonated building?) in the corporate-owned media, and you can get a good idea of when the blood is supposed to flow:
KBOO COMMUNITY CALENDAR
WEDNESDAY, March 17, 2010
This is Kellyn with your COMMUNITY CALENDAR for St. Patty's Day, March 17, 2010.
Take a listen to Lindsey Walker and the Abnorms at the Laughing Horse on 12 NE 10th
Avenue for their Saint Patty's Day show. No one refused for lack of the $5 suggested
Cascade Singers are hosting "Songs of Shamrock and Thistle" at St. Peter's Landmark on
3rd and Lincoln in The Dalles. Hear arrangements of Irish folk tunes by a choir, an ensemble
and the Almost-All-Irish-Almost-All-Brass Band. Pay what you want to benefit St. Peter's
Featured Artist "SIGNAL PATH" Download Album Free Here... follow the links
For almost a decade, Signal Path’s mission has been to push the boundaries of electronic music in the performance setting. As one of the pioneers of their genre, Signal Path has influenced countless artists across the country, been downloaded by tens of thousands of loyal fans nationwide, played almost every major US festival, and has gained international recognition for their live shows.
Stephanie Potter speaks with Carole Hart, director and producer of "For the Next 7 Generations," and Linda Neale, founder and board member of the Earth and Spirit Council. "For The Next 7 Generations," a documentary film chronicling the efforts of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers from the four directions to heal the earth & her inhabitants, will show at 4 pm on 3/14 at the Clinton Street Theater, 2522 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland 97202.
Hosted by: Emma Jackson Ford, Patricia Welch. The guest is Shoshana Johnson, author of I'm Still Standing: From Captive U.S. Soldier to Free Citizen--My Journey Home. In March of 2003 world headlines were made when a U.S. army convoy was attacked in the city of An-Nasiriyah en route to Baghdad. Several soldiers were killed and others were taken prisoner. Jessica Lynch became the face and name associated with this tragedy, but another female soldier, Shoshana Johnson, was also wounded and captured in the ambush. Shoshana became the first black female prisoner of war in United States history. She was held for twenty-two days.
Hosts Celeste Carey and Cecil Prescod speak with Stephen Vladeck, Professor at Washington College of Law, American University, about "Free Speech, Peacemakers and the Supreme Court." On Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Supreme Court heard a one hour oral argument for Holder v. Humanitarian Law Project (HLP) to determine whether several key terms in the definition of prohibited material support of terrorism violate the First and Fifth amendments.