Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Sunday, 25 March 2007
Get Down & Protest like Your Life Depends On It !
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: Taking it to the streets - Washington DC - Protesting & Arrests

This was in my email box this morning  ~joe 

For the entire week of March 12 - 19, activists from all over the U.S. maintained a 24-hour presence at the Encampment to Stop the War, directly across the reflecting pool from the Capitol Building. 

On Saturday, March 17 they joined with tens of thousands of activists for the March on the Pentagon, organized by the Answer Coalition, World Can't Wait, and others, on the fourth anniversary of the criminal invasion of Iraq. 

They had come to demand that Congress cut off funding for the criminal war and occupation in Iraq.  The Congress had a clear mandate and the Constitutional authority to end the war.  In the call for the Encampment, the Troops Out Now Coalition said, "Soon, Congress will be asked to vote on President Bush' request for another $245 billion for the war in Iraq.  This will be, in effect, a vote to continue the war.  The current Congress was elected with a mandate to stop the war, and the antiwar movement must be in DC to hold them accountable for their actions."

Despite cold weather, freezing rain, winds that tore down several tents, and continual harassment and threats from various Police agencies, activists maintained the Encampment throughout the week, challenging Congress to do what the people of the U.S. and the whole world are demanding:  Cut the funds; bring the troops home now.

On Thursday, activists from the Encampment attempted to attend the House Appropriations Committee Meeting, which was taking up President Bush's request for additional funds for the illegal occupation of Iraq.  Committee Chairman David Obey (D- Wis) packed the hearing room with staffers and corporate lobbyists, blocking any other observers from entering.  Ten activists from the Encampment were arrested at the Rayburn Building for attempting to voice their opposition to the war. 
(for a complete account and photos see http://encampmenttostopthewar.blogspot.com ).

After blocking any antiwar voices from their meeting, the Committee proceeded to approve President Bush's request for additional funds for the war.  The House of Representatives then followed suit this Friday.  This vote is being represented as an "anti-war vote," but the bottom line is that Congress voted to continue funding the war, abdicating their responsibility to end the war by cutting off the funds. 

The "withdrawal from Iraq" plan that Democratic Party leaders in Congress have just announced is nothing more than a cover for them to approve Bush’s request for $100 billion to fund the war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan-- in other words, to continue the war.

Democratic Party leaders propose to begin withdrawing troops in a year to 18 months. Over the last 18 months, more than 1,200 U.S. soldiers have been killed, and about 7 times that many wounded and maimed. Do the math: a year or 18 more months of war is a death sentence for untold numbers of soldiers and an even greater number of Iraqis.

The "withdrawal time-tables" along with the "goals and conditions" that Democratic leaders are proposing are not fundamentally different than the ones that Bush proposed in his “State of the Union” address. The real stink bomb hidden in this new "withdrawal" legislation is that Bush and his generals have the authority to "waive" any part of these so-called timetables and conditions, any time he wants to. The fact is that these new proposals amount to nothing more than political posturing by Democratic leaders in order to get some of the antiwar heat off of them while they continue to fund the war. This plan is not a plan to end the war--it is just another non-binding resolution. 

It is clear, now more than ever, that we cannot look to politicians, from either major party, to end the war.  Like all important victories, the struggle to end the war will be won in the streets, by a grassroots mobilization of resistance. In the past few days, more and more activists across the U.S. are taking the step from protest to resistance.  We've seen student walkouts, from Raleigh and Chapel Hill, North Carolina to Denver Colorado, sit-ins, disruptions at Congressional offices across the U.S., and other creative acts of resistance.

The Troops Out Now Coalition will continue to mobilize, organize, march, and protest, to help build a grassroots movement of resistance to stop the war.  Please
contact one of our local organizing centers if you are interested in working together.  Please consider making a generous donation to help with the enormous expenses involved in organizing--printing placards, organizing transportation to demonstration, producing educational literature, etc.



Encampment MySpace

Posted by Joe Anybody at 9:05 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 27 March 2007 6:13 PM PDT
Thursday, 22 March 2007
How much of this Rove shit can we take?
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Corruption - Scandals - And Stealing Democracy

* Copied from -->


'The clock is ticking. Money is going to run out for our forces in Iraq sometime next month,' White House spokesman Tony Snow said Thursday. 'Is that the message you want to send to men and women who are putting their lives on the line?'











Well Z3 Readers it looks like


The Rove Shit is hitting the fan……….

A US Senate panel Thursday authorized subpoenas of White House officials over the disputed dismissal of federal prosecutors, escalating a confrontation between the Democratic-led Congress and President George W Bush.

With Republicans arguing against the move, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted largely along party lines to allow its chairman to issue the subpoenas against five former and current administration officials, including Bush's top political strategist, Karl Rove.


Bush has vowed to fight Congress' demand - possibly in court - and warned Democrats against staging 'show trials.' Forcing his closest advisers to testify under oath would undermine the confidentiality he needs to run the country, Bush argues.

Democrats railed against what the White House has portrayed as a take-it-or-leave-it offer for officials to talk informally with lawmakers.

'What we're told we can get is nothing, nothing, nothing,' said the Senate panel's chairman, Patrick Leahy.  

Congressional Democrats are also challenging Bush on the war in Iraq.

Posted by Joe Anybody at 1:35 PM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 22 March 2007 1:48 PM PDT
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Mood:  d'oh
Now Playing: Going On Our 5th Year Of, Bush's War On Iraq

I have been real busy with the Peace March and making videos with my new cam recorder

Check out "Joe Anybody" for my recent videos: 



Here is an article I copied from the website Blue Oregon:   http://www.blueoregon.com/2007/03/impeachment_the.html#more


Impeachment: the right thing to do.

T.A. Barnhart

I just don't get it.

If George W Bush got drunk in a bar, went out driving, and then hit and killed a family of four from Baltimore, he'd be impeached, convicted and thrown in prison in the blink of an eye. Even his staunchest supporters and the most hardened ideologues of the right would toss him out of office and into the arms of the prosecutor. Deliberate actions of that kind that kill people are be tolerated by no one.

And what was Bush's declaration of war but a reckless and deliberate act that has resulted in the deaths of over 3,000 Americans and tens of thousands of non-combatant Iraqis?

"Hey bartender, get me a glass and a bottle of Jack. I'm the damn King of the World, and I'm gonna celebrate my owndamnself like a real man! And then I'm gonna drive my motherhumping Humvee right up someone's sorry ass if they even think of getting in my way!"

This wasn't a matter of "Oops, I guess I had a bit more to drink than I thought." He meant to kill people. Lots of people. That's what happens when you start a war: You make decide to kill as many people as possible. You call them enemies to make it tolerable to the weak-willed and weak-minded who don't like to think about that part of war. And as Commander-in-Chief, another decision gets made: To kill your own troops. There's no getting around that one, either. The person who declares war decides that lots of people are going to die. Bush claimed he didn't want "unneccesary" deaths but death is indeed what he ordered when he sent American troops into Iraq.

"Kill someone? Hell, yea, now that ya mention it, I guess I could. Heh heh, too bad for them I guess. Heh heh. Woops! They wanna be safe, people ought to stay home and watch Fox News instead of driving around at night."

Bush sat down with the rest of his gang, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld and the other warmongers who cheerfully aligned themselves with his decision to kill people (including poor sorry Tony Blair). They did have one initial problem to overcome at first, and that was that they had nothing substantial on which to base the war. But by God (literally), they were going to start their war regardless of facts or need.

Continue reading "Impeachment: the right thing to do."

Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:37 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 21 March 2007 11:41 AM PDT
Saturday, 17 March 2007
3 Denied Access To Public Servants Office
Mood:  sad
Now Playing: A sad day whe you see kind loving people go to jail - Watch my video


These men who were arrested ......inspire me! 


3 men got arrested at the WTO Center for .....

trespassing ..... they want the senator to "not fund the war"

But he wont...and he wont even see you if you show up ...Unless you have an appointment!

So now what ? ...throw peaceful people in jail?

Hell we kill innocent people in Iraq ...why not!!!!!

Check out my Google Video here --> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2235463856419852730&hl=en

there are others like these three ......how many will it take ?

Here is my Indy media Post on this: http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/355758.shtml


See you in the streets


Posted by Joe Anybody at 2:15 AM PDT
Thursday, 15 March 2007
Homeless Protest and Joe Anybody is there
Mood:  energetic
Now Playing: Video taping and sharing can be done by any joe anybody

So there is this protest going on in Portland downtown that is pertaining to a new proposed law that would make it illegal to sit or lie on the sidewalk (downtown only) and if your blocking so much of a % of the "right of way". My videos are here on Portland INDY MEDIA http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2007/03/355710.shtml

Number 1    YouTube

Number 2     Google


I believe this is being organized by the PBA or something like that. Basically the downtown business don't want "homeless or loitering" in front of their business, so they are pushing behind this unconstitutional law. As one can hear in my crappy audio taping that was with the video portion, mentions that this law is to be implanted after a few measure are in place.....and I did say a "few" ....those being .....public restroom, benches (dozen) and day shelter available.

I read on a comment left on INDY MEDIA where a similar bill was passed and then was found unconstitutional.   Here is what that poster said:

courts uphold rights of homeless15.Mar.2007 16:28

Comment by: legalade

 link to www.ca9.uscourts.gov
Jones et al v Los Angeles (April 14, 2006)

"federal appeals court panel ruled on Friday that arresting homeless people for sleeping, sitting or lying on sidewalks and other public property when other shelter is not available was cruel and unusual punishment."
New York Times April 15

The federal appeals court in the article is the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and it includes under its jurisdiction Portland Oregon. It looks to me like the "sit/lie" ordinance is unconstituional on its face and could cost the city lots of money if someone were to be charged with the heinous crime of sitting or lying on the sidewalk, and then sued the city, citing the case above.

Just goes to show that the cops and tose who give them orders are not the least bit interested in justice or our safety. Rather, they are waging class warfare against the majority of people, and especially those of the lowest economic class, unable to defend themselves.
To read lots more on this
sit-lie ordinance
Click the link from Portland's own
 "mercury" newspaper

Posted by Joe Anybody at 11:39 PM PDT
Updated: Friday, 16 March 2007 1:18 AM PDT
Monday, 12 March 2007
I Posted My First YouTube Video That I Made
Mood:  celebratory
Now Playing: Iraq Body Count Flag Memorial Video I Made
Topic: WAR


I am sort of excited ....first time at uploading to the the big "You" !

I and my 14 year old son enjoyed helping with this project

Taking these videos and pictures was engaging and well worth the message that I hope I can help share

For more information on this project please visit the website of the ones behind this great idea http://iraqpeaceproject.org/index.htm

I am going to have a few more videos or pictures soon.

My hands are a little sore i probably did a few thousand or so flags.

I love the soldiers .... I love my country.... I love the Innocent Iraqi's Victims now at the mercy of this evil war. I want it all to stop. There is no reason for this madness. For every time I put a white flag in I felt like it represented a whole Family from Iraq. I feel the powerful message in all these flags ....it took all day for this to be installed.

My fellow Z3 readers, That is a lot of dead people for this stupid war.

Look at all those white and red flags..... all representing lost lives.

Contact your congress man now

Tell your Congressmen there is enough dead.....

tell them 6 x 1 white flag x 60 thousand is ENOUGH !

 ...... I love all-people and want Peace on Earth


....... End The War Now


Posted by Joe Anybody at 3:51 AM PST
Saturday, 10 March 2007
I am shocked!
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: FBI breaking the law? You are kidding me!

Click- Report: FBI's snooping did not follow rules

The FBI has continually misused the Patriot Act's surveillance powers by unlawfully snooping on Americans without court orders, audit finds.


Does America Have




 printed on their foreheads?



Posted by Joe Anybody at 4:21 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 10 March 2007 4:34 PM PST
Worldwide Blogging and Prison
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: Blogger, Lack of Corporate Media and Prison Terms
Topic: MEDIA

So I read that an Egyptian blogger is looking at a 4 year sentence for expressing his opinion. Ha ... don't let the Gonzales/Bush thugs hear about this ..... they would love to apply the same oppression!

Obviously freedom of speech is somewhat still protected here in the US.

But it is under attack and being challenged constantly, post 911, here in the USA and around the world. Censorship for National Security reasons requires no explaination....."Do it, or go to prison for a long time" oh do as a under the umbrella of terrorism and it will be prison for life with no trial ....... amazing my friends isn't it?

Check this link from the Washington Post that explains a little more on Abdel Kareem Nabil the Egyptian free speech civil rights hero facing jail:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/02/27/AR2007022700065.html

I found that link here on this blog:  http://freedomforegyptians.blogspot.com/search/label/Freedom%20of%20expression

One more covering this censorship is here: http://www.globalvoicesonline.org/2007/02/25/free-kareem-egyptian-bloggers-speak-out/


{Quote from Washington Post} 

CAIRO, EGYPT-- Lawyers filed an appeal Monday on behalf of a blogger who was sentenced to four years in prison for insulting Islam and Egypt's president.


Abdel Kareem Nabil, a former law student at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, used his blog to advocate secularism and criticize conservative Muslims 

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Posted by Joe Anybody at 12:30 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 10 March 2007 1:20 PM PST
Tuesday, 6 March 2007
Paradigm Shifting
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: the 60 & 70 shift happened - now 35 years latter it shifts again


A Paradigm Shift

Is when a significant change happens - usually from one fundamental view to a different view. In most cases, some type of major discontinuity occurs as well.

Thomas Kuhn wrote about Paradigm Shift during the early 1960s, and explained how "series of peaceful interludes punctuated by intellectually violent revolutions" caused "one conceptual world view to be replaced by another view."

In laymen terms, Paradigm Shift is a popular, or perhaps, not so popular shift or transformation of the way we Humans perceive events, people, environment, and life altogether. It can be a national or international shift, and could have dramatic effects -- whether positive or negative -- on the way we live our lives today and in the future.

Paradigm Shift: A Summary

In today's society, we've all witnessed a major shift already. When we look back upon "counterculture" (More information here: http://psychcentral.com/psypsych/Counterculture), we trace some of the origins to the definition of "Paradigm Shift."

During the counterculture era (1960s-1970s), younger generations opposed authority and were very much at odds with society's accepted belief systems and standards of living. In the counterculture movement (fueled by the Vietnam War), social conservatives were deemed "social repressionists."

The enlightening Paradigm Shift exploded into innovative ideas about religion, society and spirituality, notwithstanding traditional Western ideologies.

In today's society, we see a shift toward a more blinded-oppresionistic view; breed by censorship. The ironic juxtapositions between the Paradigm Shift of nearly half a century ago and society's youth today are chillingly revelational.

Youth's opposition to authority may not have always been in the best interest of humanity; however, it was the Paradigm shift that led to revolutional changes that improved racial tensions and relationships, opened communication lines to outside nations, and ended the Vietnam War.

The end result included varying degrees of negative and positive transformations that allowed people to open their hearts and minds to multicultural diversity; and promoted liberty and freedom -- on the flipside of the shift, there was increased promiscuity, higher divorce rates, higher drug use, and imposed socialistic views and applications of welfare systems.

Today's Paradigm Shift

In lieu of recent times; however, a Paradigm Shift has been evolving. Have you been paying attention? Youth -- today, is seemingly under the hypnotic spell of invisible censorship. What is "invisible censorship?" Local news stations often report half-truths, or biased news reports in relation to national and international events; including: environmental, global, and political reports. Many traditional educational systems are imposing personal political views upon students; and incorporate these beliefs and attitudes into instructional plans. Other invisible censorship, is the fact that many events are brushed under the rug and are not given adequate media coverage as opposed to propaganda-style news.

So, in essence, what does this Paradigm Shift translate to with regard to human life and environmental habits? What could be the possible outcome of such dynamic and interventional metamorphosis?

copied by Joe Anybody from:


Paradigm Shift: A Summary
By C. Bailey-Lloyd {2005}

Kuhn used the duck-rabbit optical illusion to demonstrate the way in which a paradigm shift could cause one to see the same information in an entirely different way.

Kuhn used the duck-rabbit optical illusion to demonstrate the way in which a paradigm shift could cause one to see the same information in an entirely different way.

Wikipedia Link For

Paradigm Shift


Posted by Joe Anybody at 10:44 AM PST
Updated: Tuesday, 6 March 2007 10:57 AM PST
Sunday, 4 March 2007
Liberty and Justice For All
Mood:  lyrical
Now Playing: April 5 2007 - mark your calender


This is a program that is affiliated with the work shop I am going to twice a week on Immigration and Refugee Rights. The event is happening on April 5 and it is a nation wide event. I have posted the link just to get the word out, yet I have not even read the info yet. Their principles are laid out here:




Last Friday I received this pamphlet that pointed out this website.  So this is all new fresh information. My fellow Z3 readers,  I do find the topics and principles very interesting and wanted to share this with you all.






For All

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Posted by Joe Anybody at 5:27 PM PST
Updated: Saturday, 10 March 2007 5:06 PM PST

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