Tuesday, August 29, 2006

attacks on women

Forbes.com recently hosted a piece entitled "Don't Marry Career Women" and listed the "Nine Reasons to Steer Clear of Career Women."
(At least the author saw marriage as simply a form of ownership.)


A lesbian Democrat won a primary in Alabama only to have the victory overturned...
and then reinstated after people got pissed and vocal.

know your enemy: dominion

Christian nationalists are a politically powerful minority.

Here is a great article detailing their movement and how they use the courts to implement their fascist Christian nationalism.

Friday, August 25, 2006

keep an eye out

join the military & get raped

Thursday, August 24, 2006

sneaker pimps + sneaker ho's

Adbusters did a fabulous piece on Nike's success in co-opting skate culture and creating the sneaker fad.

"Nowadays it doesn't necessarily need to be special. As long as it's limited. people will wait in line."
-James Jebbia, owner of Supreme (Nike collaborator)

Nike manipulates demand simply by keeping numbers of shoes down.
Sneakerheads are not buying a product to compliment their lifestyle; buying product IS their lifestyle.

You been had.

BOLD: West Coast

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

all the king's men

Trailer is up for All The King's Men starring Sean Penn & Jude Law.

Interesting film about politics, power, and the rural South.

If I could meet or talk to any actor, it would be Mr. Sean Penn.
He lives somewhere near me so maybe someday him and I can discuss politics, guns, and travel.

Monday, August 21, 2006

bigger fangs

Friday, August 18, 2006

Struggle has a face : Philippines

The GMA regime in the Philippines continues to murder people involved in community work and organizing.

Reimon "Ambo" Morata Guran was a 21-year-old League of Filipino Students spokesperson at Aquinas University.
He lived his life for his people.

He was assassinated by a trained sniper in the back of a public bus.
He suffered gunshots to the head and heart.

The cap he was wearing

The iPod he was listening to

It is important for us here in the USA to speak and act out against these human rights violations in the Philippines; not just because the Philippines is a client state of the US but because if we raise enough attention here, the GMA regime might realize attention is being directed from outside and halt the killings.

(thanx sergio & Joanna)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006


On Aug 9th, 2006,
the 100 Millionth Registered User signs onto the world's most popular website MySpace.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Catch A Fire

Catch A Fire is a film set in 1980's South Africa. It follows the politicization of a Black worker from apolitical to guerrilla.

It looks very interesting and seems to be made very relevant to today.
I can only hope it shows not that one is simply brutalized into a life of terror but that armed struggle can be a just and rational decision.


Friday, August 11, 2006

know your enemy: Lee Kaplan

SF Weekly has an insightful article on Bay Area Zionist lunatic, Lee Kaplan.

Kaplan has the money and connections (David Horowitz & Bill O'Reilly) and firmly believes that any support of Palestinians amounts to terrorism and wanting to destroy USA.
He infiltrates anti-Zionist groups/events and shares information with Israel to bar people from entering that country.
(Isn't it illegal to aid a foreign government?)


foiled terror plot : bullshit

Keith Olbermann broke down how/why revealing the supposed terror plot on Aug.10 was motivated as a distraction and full of contradictions.

(Olbermann's real detailing behind the contradictions hopefully coming soon online.)

event: RAAN

Saturday 8/12
The Long Haul
3124 Shattuck Ave. Berkeley Ca

An evening with RAAN (Red & Anarchist Action Network)

Members of the Red & Anarchist Action Network will be discussing and defining their group.

(I am not a member of RAAN but this event sounded like a genuine attempt to build anti-authoritarian radicalism. -shanedanger)

(thanx Aragorn!)

Thursday, August 10, 2006

liquid explosives?! where!?

USA said it blocked the 'Greatest terrorist threat' since 9/11.

They tell us that some massive al Qaeda plot to blow up 10 jetliners with liquid explosives was thwarted.

Authorities banned all passengers headed to or departing from US airports from carrying on any liquid.

...Of course, NO arrests were made of these supposed conspirators! NO liquid explosives were found!

Massive worldwide delays in air traffic were caused though to remind us that a phantom menace still exists.

Thank you for the disruption.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

fanboys and girls

San Diego's Comic-Con is long over.
HERE is the best collection of photos from the convention I have seen online (including tons of amazing nerds).

Because one can never have enough toys or women dressed like Jabba's slave Leia.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

alert!: Philippines

Right now in the Philippines, the Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo regime is terrorizing the people to retain its grip on power.

Grassroots organizers are being 'disapeared' and killed.
Offices of different grassroots organizations are being abandoned out of fear (or just survival).

CLICK HERE for a listing of some of the political killings of 2006.
(Pretty overwhelming and sad.)

This is real struggle!
For us here in the "First World" it is often easy to get caught up in philosophical discussions about what resistance might look like or what the "best" way to combat it will be.
We need only to look to the so-called "Third World" to see that our privilege rests upon very real situations and how those situations are being rebelled against.

The Filipino people are strong.
They have resisted imperialism for hundreds of years and have a deep culture of resistance.

(thanx sergio)

Friday, August 04, 2006

event: Outlaws Of America

Tuesday, August 8th
7PM at AK Press Warehouse

'Lessons and Legacies of the Weather Underground'

Celebrating the release of Outlaws of America: The Weather Underground and the Politics of Solidarity
Featuring writer-activist Dan Berger and ex-Weather Underground members

The book is excellent and I look forward to this event!

Thursday, August 03, 2006

from Lifetime to bodyparts

Linda Kay was once the bass player for Lifetime.
Now she has been arrested after police found a human hand in a jar of formaldehyde and six human skulls in her basement.


Wednesday, August 02, 2006

long live Murray Bookchin

On 30 July, comrade Murray Bookchin died of heart failure.
He was 85 years old and had dedicated his life to libertarian socialism.

Murray Bookchin's life and work span two historic eras: the era of traditional proletarian socialism and anarchism, with its working-class insurrections and struggles against classical fascism, and the postwar era of growing corporate capitalism, environmental decay, statist politics, and the technocratic mentality. He has tried to congeal these sweeping changes in society and consciousness into a coherent outlook that goes forward from a lived past into a liberated future.
Bookchin's writings & critiques were always relevant to the Left and continue to be relevant.

Bookchin Archives
Bookchin interview

(thanx Mel)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Mel Gibson hates Jews

"Fucking Jews. The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world,"

The Joker revealed!

Heath Ledger will play The Joker in the next Batman film, The Dark Knight, directed by Chris Nolan.

Bit of a surprise, I must admit.