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Live video coverage from people in Madison, WI statehouse
3 years 47 weeks ago
spamsucks
This--- is fucking awesome. This video amazing. Madison, Wisconsin- small victories tonite. Republican defects in statehouse. People are holding out to stay overnight without the grace of Scott Walker. Cops promise to not take people out of statehouse. video: http://qik.com/video/38026093/un... This is some website where you upload video directly from your phone. I have no idea how this works. Good to see the people get a few victories and persist in the good fight.
Boulder Digital Arts Builds Community of Digital And Creative Professionals in Boulder
3 years 48 weeks ago
Anonymous

Boulder, Colo. – (February 24, 2011) – Boulder Digital Arts, an organization dedicated to empowering the creative and technology communities in the Rocky Mountain region, opened the doors to its new affordable, professional and creative coworking space on Feb. 1, 2011. The new coworking facility, conveniently located in central Boulder, is the first of its kind to focus specifically on building a community of individuals involved in the creative and digital industries.

“Coworking is redefining the way we do work and has become the workplace of choice for many people,” says Bruce Borowsky, who helped found BDA seven years ago and has built its reputation as a national hub for practical skills training in video production, digital photography, web design, social media and other digital disciplines. “While other coworking spaces are broad and unspecific in their industry focus, BDA’s coworking facility will be unique in that the space is specifically geared toward the creative and digital communities. We have created an environment that will inspire innovation, encourage collaboration and foster productivity.”

With the economic downturn of two years ago forcing many people to reinvent themselves, add new skills to their repertoire and even start new careers, coworking has been gaining traction in recent years and is very often the best choice for the growing numbers of isolated telecommuters, solopreneurs, and members of the creative and digital communities.

For information and specifics about BDA’s coworking space, call 303-800-4647 or visit the Boulder Digital Arts website.

Coworking Options:

Boulder Digital Arts new coworking facility offers both private offices and desks available for rent, as well as short-term passes.

Wisconsin Worker Solidarity Rally in Durango
3 years 48 weeks ago
Dirty Hands

Wisconsin Solidarity in Your Area: Rally to Save the American Dream

Where: 66 cities including all state capitals

When: Tomorrow mid-day

What: In cities across the nation, including every state capital, we’ll come together to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin and rally to Save the American Dream. Teachers, nurses, firefighters, students, police officers and others protesting in Wisconsin have occupied the Capitol building and streets of Madison for the past nine days, and now their protest is going national.

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Whatever you’ve got planned for Saturday afternoon, reschedule it.

Teachers, nurses, firefighters, students, police officers and others protesting in Wisconsin have occupied the Capitol building and streets of Madison for the past nine days.

On Saturday at noon, their protest is going national. In cities across the nation, including every state capital, we’ll come together to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin.

This time the Republicans have gone too far in their attempts to bust unions, slash state budgets, and give tax breaks to their wealthy friends.

So on Saturday we’ll stand up to say that we’re sick of the attacks on workers’ rights. That we’re sick of an economy that showers corporate executives with bonuses while squeezing middle-class families. That we still believe in the American Dream. And that we’re willing to fight for it.

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The Shortwave Report 02/25/11 Listen Globally
3 years 48 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 25) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa... 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.p...)

105 Billion A Month, 3.5 billion a Day..1.26 Trillion a Year.. 12 Trillion Dollars over 9.5 Years: : Iraq and Afghan Wars
3 years 48 weeks ago
Anonymous


24 Feb 2011
The human, animal and environmental costs of
the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan are
incalculable. Below are the fiscal costs, about
which corporate war profiteer media and the
USG's spokespersons remain silent.

The 3 Trillion Dollar War by Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz
was written several years ago.
That figure is way out of date now,
and did not include Afghanistan.

Over 9.5 years, the 12 trillion dollar wars in Iraq, Afghanistan
and Pakistan have been 1.26 trillion a year, 105 billion a month
and 3.5 billion dollars a day.

http://threetrilliondollarwar.org/

Major corporate tv, radio, and newspapers in the US
continue to suppress coverage of the human, environmental,
and financial costs of the US wars when discussing the
bankruptcy of states and cities. Among the long list of these
criminals is Mitt Romney who with money from the LDS
Church caused Bain Capital to buy Clear Channel Radio, a
network which carries Rush Limbaugh and many other warmongers. ABC Disney carries
warmonger Sean Hannity on radio. Rupert Murdoch carries
him on tv.

 

 

 

 


The three trillion dollar war a book written several years ago... and about Iraq only

 

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol... a 2008 article

The cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have grown to staggering proportionsJoseph Stiglitz and Linda Bilmes
The Bush Administration was wrong about the benefits of the war and it was wrong about the costs of the war. The president and his advisers expected a quick, inexpensive conflict. Instead, we have a war that is costing more than anyone could have imagined.

Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests
3 years 48 weeks ago
spamsucks

Madison, Wisconsin Indymedia is offline but I'm linking to a few places to go for independent media coverage. The first link goes to the Center for Media and Democracy and they are covering breaking news for events in Madison. This website has been doing ongoing coverage for the past week of events in Wisconsin. Their link is:

http://prwatch.org/news/2011/02/9944/live-reporting-wisconsin-protests

Milwaukee, Wisconsin IMC is still online and doing open posting:

http://mke.indymedia.org

Here is some of the breaking news for today from Madison (provided by CMD):

6:52 p.m. - Watch CMD's own Mary Bottari featered on RT America.

Madison's own John Nichols will be on the Ed Shultz MSNBC tonight covering the latest developments from Madison. Read his latest post on the Koch Brothers scandal [http://www.thenation.com/blog/158804/taped-conversation-reveals-wisconsin-governors-deal-david-koch?page=full here].

6:30 p.m. - TIM CULLEN'S RESPONSE TO WALKER-"KOCH" CRANK CALL

WisPolitics reports on Dem Sen. Tim Cullen's response to the , saying it revealed Walker's true nature and damaged the governor's working relationships with the state Democrats.

"Cullen also said the call reveals Walker's true intention in his budget repair bill is to kill the unions. He said it was telling he does not mention to the prank caller the savings he has argued would be generated by the budget repair bill and how the changes were needed to balance the state's books."

The Shortwave Report 02/18/11 Listen Globally
3 years 49 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (February 18) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa...  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.p...)

The Shortwave Report 02/11/11 Listen Globally
3 years 50 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (February 11) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa... 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=&)

Human Rights Walkathon 2011 – A Walk for Freedom
3 years 50 weeks ago
Anonymous

The 5th Annual Human Rights Walkathon, dedicated to spreading the message of Human Rights to Tampa Bay is preparing for the biggest walkathon ever — and the message of equal opportunity and freedom from oppression for all.

The Walkathon is Saturday, March 5, 2011 in N. Straub Park, St. Petersburg, FL beginning at 9am.  It is a FREE family event, committed to raising awareness about basic human rights for all mankind.  The Walkathon expects over 1500 walkers this year with live entertainment and free activities for the kids.

The Human Rights Walkathon has gained broad support from City Officials in the Tampa Bay Area including the Mayors of St. Petersburg, Tampa and Clearwater. The City of St. Petersburg is an official co-sponsor of the event.

The Human Rights Walkathon is organized and presented by Youth for Human Rights Florida, Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking, United for Human Rights and The Human Rights Group. 
Human rights: the rights you have simply because you are human.

For more information visit http://www.humanrightswalkathon.org or call 727-657-7026. 

About the organizers of the Human Rights Walkathon:

The Florida Coalition Against Human Trafficking (FCAHT) is a human trafficking victims advocacy organization created in 2004 by Anna Rodriguez. Ms Rodriguez has extensive experience in identifying, advocating and supporting victims in need, and assisting them in pursuing justice. She is experienced in law enforcement and prosecution of such cases, and with human trafficking case law.

RAAN Smashes CHASE Bank in Kentucky
3 years 51 weeks ago
spamsucks
"What am I lying here for? ... We are lying here as though we had a chance of enjoying a quiet time. ... Am I waiting until I become a little older?" - Xenophon

February 4th, 2011 - At around 12:30 AM this morning, members of the Red & Anarchist Action Network (RAAN) in Lexington, Kentucky used broken chunks of porcelain to smash out several windows and the front doors of CHASE Bank at the corner of Harrodsburg and Clays Mill.

The Shortwave Report 02/04/11 Listen Globally
3 years 51 weeks ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,
The latest Shortwave Report (February 4) is up at the website
http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa... 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.p...)

HASTA LA VISTA 4 HAVING FAIR & REPRESENTATIVE FUTURE AMERICAN ELECTIONS U.S. DITTO~HEAD$....
4 years 1 day ago
Anonymous
PRESIDENT OBAMA, IT APPEARS OBVIOUS 2 ALL US little American voters that AMERICA IS BETTER AT ASSURING FAIR ELECTIONS IN FOREIGN LANDS THEN HERE in OUR OWN HOME TOWN USA ..... ** EVEN THE POPE MUST KNOW BY NOW THAT OUR U.S. ELECTIVE PROCE$$ IS APPARENTLY ONLY AN ALLUSION OF FAIR & REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT ** ** FAIR & JUST AMERICAN STATE & FEDERAL ELECTION$ HAVE NOW OFFICIALLY BEEN HIJACKED BY USA & INTERNATIONAL ELITE $$ ** ** RELAX LITTLE VOTING AMERICANS, HONEST & FAIR U.S. STATE & FEDERAL ELECTION$ MIGHT JUST RETURN TO AMERICA AGAIN ONE~DAY *** WITH THE NEW INVENTION~CREATION OF THESE NIXON ERA ~ KARL ROVE STYLE SECRET 501C4 POLITICAL SLU$H, OUR AMERICAN WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRE CABAL NOW HAS FULL CONTROL OVER THE little voting Americans STATE & FEDERAL ELECTION$..... : RECENT U.S. EXAMPLE THAT IS UNDISPUTED : AMERICA'S LAST FEDERAL ELECTION WAS GREATLY INFLUENCED BY STOLEN & LEGIT TARP BAILOUT (ENDLESS $$) BEING DIRECTLY INSERTED INTO THESE SECRET 501C4 SLU$H ACCOUNTS THAT WERE THEN USED TO PURCHASE MAJOR SWIFT BOAT STYLE ATTACK ADS THAT INFLUENCED TOO MANY U.S. CONGRESSIONAL RACES NATION~WIDE. THIS SAME EXACT NEW ELECTIVE PROCESS OF (ENDLESS SECRET 501C4 $$ WINNER TAKE ALL ) IS SADLY THE BEST OUR WEALTHY ELITE FEEL THEY CAN AFFORD TO OFFER OUR COUNTRIES HONEST VOTERS AT THIS TIME. WITH THE INTERNATIONAL THREATS COMING CLOSER & CLOSER TO HOME TOWN USA, OUR BILLIONAIRE ELITE WHO CONTROL AMERICA, OBVIOUSLY FEEL THERE IS NO LONGER THE AVAILABILITY OF RUNNING THE RISK OF ALLOWING FAIR & JUST U.S. ELECTION$.... ** THEY NOW HAVE THROUGH THE U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION OF ALLOWING UNLIMITED CAMPAIGN FUNDING TO BE INJECTED IN USA STATE & FEDERAL ELECTIONS via world corporation$ HAVE CHANGED AMERICA AS WE KNOW IT FOREVER ~MORE ....
The Shortwave Report 01/28/11 Listen Globally
4 years 1 day ago
Anonymous

Dear Radio Friend,             The latest Shortwave Report (January 28) is up at the website 
   http://www.outfarpress.com/outfa...  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.p...)

Census outcomes result in 12 seats in Congress switching states
4 years 3 days ago
Anonymous

The United States Census had some surprising outcomes. One of them is changes to Congressional representation. There are 12 seats that will belong to different states in the House of Representatives from now on. Republicans are likely to realize probably the most increases, as the brand new seats are in strong Republican districts.

Census makes House switch 12 seats

Some areas had to have changed in the number of seats within the House of Representatives, based on the Washington Post. This was due to the U.S. Census. As states have a number of seats within the House of Representatives, shifts in population can mean seats gained or lost. In all, 12 seats are switching, affecting 18 states. Probably the most seats were added to Texas. In fact, four House seats were added. Florida gained House seats also. It got 2 extra. Arizona, Georgia, South Carolina, Nevada, Utah, and Washington State all gained one additional seat in the lower house. A single set was lost be Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. New York and Ohio lost also. 2 seats were lost from both.

Human population expansion slowed down throughout last census

There has been less population growth within the United States then before. AOL News reports this to be observed in the 2010 Census. Since 2000, there has only been a 9.7 percent population expansion of about 308,745,538 people. It was not that low since the Great Depression even. Nevada's population rose the most, growing by 35.1 percent, while Michigan was the only state to lose individuals, having shrunk by 0.6 percent. A 14.3 percent increase was shown in the Southern states. Only 3.2 percent expansion increase was shown in the Northeast states.

Gains hurt Democrat aspect

Spokane police find bomb near Martin Luther King Day celebration
4 years 5 days ago
Anonymous

A Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Wash., was almost the scene of a tragedy. Spokane workers found an explosive device near the parade route. Before the celebration began, city employees for Spokane discovered a backpack which had wiring, and the police were alerted. The culprit hasn't been found, and the reason is unknown. The FBI has taken over the case.

Before parade, Spokane police defuse bomb

In Spokane, Wash., a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade was very nearly turned into the scene of a terrible tragedy, as employees of the city of Spokane found a bomb, according to MSNBC. There were city employees looking at the parade route about a half hour before the start when the Spokane explosive device was found. An unattended backpack that was sitting on a metal bench was found by city workers. The backpack stuck out because it had suspicious looking wires coming out of it, which caused the city workers to call the Spokane Police. The parade was delayed and rerouted as the explosive device disposal unit came to get rid of the machine.

Many would have been hurt

The bomb going off would have “inflict multiple casualties” as it was “viable” which the Spokesman Review reports. This was after the Federal Bureau of Investigation reports. The crowd would have had shrapnel blown into it depending on the way the bomb was positioned. It was facing marchers within the crowd. Also within the backpack were 2 t-shirts. “Treasure Island Spring Break 2009” and “Stevens County Relay for Life 2010” were what they said. The pipe explosive device found in the backpack, in accordance with ABC, was rigged to be detonated remotely by radio.

What was not known