Zebra 3 Report by Joe Anybody
Thursday, 5 April 2007
WORKSHOPS - LEARN - PREPARE - GET ACTIVE
Now Playing: PORTLAND OREGON FREE ACTIVISM WORKSHOPS
The following I copied from "Portland Indy Media"
- GET ACTIVE Z3 READERS -
I am going to almost every one of these!
See you there my fellow peacemakers!
(Workshops with asterisks before them are still being confirmed.)
TUESDAY APRIL 3RD, INDIGENOUS HISTORY, AND SOLIDARITY 7PM TO 9 Student Activist Office (SAO) Gray Campus Room 034
THURSDAY APRIL 5TH, STREET VIDEOGRAPHY @ PSU, Smith Memorial Union room 296 4:30-7:30 pm
FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH, BASIC VIDEO EDITING @ Reed College Student Activist Office (SAO) Gray Campus Room 034 4:30 to 7:30 PM
**Date TBA 7pm @ Laughing horse. Emily Webb Learn the basic communication and mediation skills to facilitate dynamic meetings.
THURSDAY APRIL 12TH, BASIC UNDERCOVER REASERCH 7 PM @ Laughing Horse Books off 10th and Burnside. An animal rights activist, a labor organizer, and an anti-Klan/OCA organizer discuss their experiences and basic tactics for undercover research.
FRIDAY APRIL 13TH, CONSENT AND PREVENTING SEXUAL ASSAULT 7PM @ LAUGHING HORSE BOOKS off 10th and Burnside
SATURDAY DAY APRIL 14TH, HUMAN NEEDS AND ORGANIZING, 7PM @ Reed College SAO Gray Campus Room 034
SUNDAY APRIL 15TH, PORTLAND STREET MEDICS TRAINING at People's community room 3029 SE 21st on April 15th and the room will be available from 2:45 till 4:45pm
TUESDAY APRIL 17TH, 7PM OPENING HEARTS AND MINDS @ REED COLLEGE, Student Activist Office (SAO) Gray Campus Room 034 Workshop trainer: Bonnie Tinker
FRIDAY APRIL 20TH, INTERGENERATIONAL ORGANIZING PANEL DISCUSSION @ REED Psych hall room 105 Kent Ford, Bonnie Tinker, Sasha and Karen Koulter, Loyd Marbett, Dot Fishersmith and more?
SATURDAY APRIL 21ST, SELF DEFENSE FOR ACTIVISTS 11AM till 2PM @ PSU, Peter W Scott Center RM 203
SUNDAY APRIL 22ND, SELF DEFENSE FOR IMIGRANTS & ALLIES 1PM till 4PM @ PSU Peter W Scott Center RM 203
MONDAY APRIL 23RD, THE SAFE AND DEFENSIVE USE OF FIREARMS @ PSU, Smith Memorial Union 6-9:30 pm room 328
TUESDAY APRIL 24TH, STREET TACTICS @ REED COLLEGE IN THE STUDENT UNION BY PARADOX CAFE? ON CAMPUS
WEDNESDAY APRIL 25TH, STENCIL AND BANNER MAKING AT REED COLLEGE Student Activist Office (SAO) Gray Campus Room 034
**SATURDAY APRIL 28TH, DIRECT ACTION WORKSHOP WITH CRAIG ROSEBRAUGH
SUNDAY APRIL 29TH, PANEL DISCUSSION ON CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE PSU, Smith Memorial Union, room 238 @ 2-5 pm
MONDAY APRIL 30TH, FOREST DEFENSE WORKSHOP, MEET AT PIONEER SQUARE DOWNTOWN AT 11AM. THE PEOPLES BUS LEAVES AT 11:30 AM TO THE FOREST DEFENSE TRAINING, RETURNS AROUND 5PM
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 1:08 PM PDT
Tuesday, 3 April 2007
MAY 1 2007 - SEE YOU IN THE STREETS
Now Playing: CIVIL RIGHT HUMAN RIGHT - YOUR DAMN RIGHT!
May 1st 2007
In support of immigrant rights:
No shopping, no work, no school!
Demand an end to
"Deportations & raids"
Fight for equal rights for
U.S. and foreign born!
Across the country on Tuesday, May 1st 2007, tens of thousands of workers are expected to take to the streets once again to say no to anti-immigrant, anti-worker policies.
The demonstrations are a continuation of last year’s historic marches of undocumented and documented immigrants as well as their supporters against the highly repressive and punitive Sensenbrenner legislation that criminalized workers.
The current raids and deportations in cities across the country carried out by ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) are just as deplorable and unacceptable.
By singling out Latinos, Asians, Muslims, Caribbeans, and Africans they are thoroughly racist. Not only are they meant to warn immigrants that they better not fight against super-exploitation, it is a message to all working people in this country. As the economic crisis deepens workers—whether they are foreign or U.S. born—are being warned that they had better accept these conditions. The raids and the anti-immigrant climate are designed to bust unions as well as to foster divisions among U.S. and foreign born workers.
But workers are fighting back. Across the country, the most exploited and poorest workers are standing together. Day laborers, for example are standing up to racist attacks whether they emanate from goons or from local city or state officials.
Others are standing up as well. Several unions such as the International Longshore Workers Union, Local 10 and the San Francisco Labor Council are passing resolutions in favor of May 1st and mobilizing to get people out on May Day. In New York , a UFCW local pushed the May 1st event at a labor event demanding justice for Smithfield workers in Tar Heel, North Carolina .
The International Action Center , a member of the New York May 1st Coalition and the National Movement for Worker and Immigrant Rights, is actively supporting these efforts in every way possible. We urge you to do the same!
Here is how you can help:
((1)) Endorse the May 1st action in your city and nationally.
To endorse or to find out events visit
((2)) Donate to help build May Day events. Donations are urgently needed! Please make checks/money orders payable to "May 1st Movement" (on-line donations will be accepted shortly) and mail to:
National May 1st Movement for Worker & Immigrant Rights
c/o United Teachers Los Angeles
3303 Wilshire Blvd. 10th floor
Los Angeles CA 90010
((3)) Download flyers and help get the word out. For national flyer, click here English Español. For the New York flyers, click here: English Español
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 9:48 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 3 April 2007 10:06 PM PDT
Monday, 2 April 2007
Fake Maritime Boundaries (Iranian Waters)
Now Playing: FALSE INFORMATION and LIES = Pretext for war?
BE AWARE OF THE LIES
BE AWARE OF THE BULLSHIT
OVER THIS IRANIAN WATERS BOUNDRY ISSUE
March 28, 2007
Fake Maritime Boundaries
The British Government has published a map showing the coordinates of the incident, well within an Iran/Iraq maritime border. The mainstream media and even the blogosphere has bought this hook, line and sinker.
But there are two colossal problems.
A) The Iran/Iraq maritime boundary shown on the British government map does not exist. It has been drawn up by the British Government. Only Iraq and Iran can agree their bilateral boundary, and they never have done this in the Gulf, only inside the Shatt because there it is the land border too. This published boundary is a fake with no legal force.
B) Accepting the British coordinates for the position of both HMS Cornwall and the incident, both were closer to Iranian land than Iraqi land. Go on, print out the map and measure it. Which underlines the point that the British produced border is not a reliable one.
None of which changes the fact that the Iranians, having made their point, should have handed back the captives immediately. I pray they do so before this thing spirals out of control. But by producing a fake map of the Iran/Iraq boundary, notably unfavourable to Iran, we can only harden the Iranian position.
My fellow Z3 Readers, be sure to read the comments on this link at the original post on Greg Murray's blog, they are worth reading. Thanks!
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 3:40 PM PDT
Updated: Monday, 2 April 2007 3:43 PM PDT
Sunday, 1 April 2007
How To Watch A Bittorrent File Video ~by joe-anybody
Now Playing: I am trying to explain how to file share a torrent file on my website
Check out this Joe Anybody Special
How To Download Bittorrent Files
Walk through the steps and download your "client"
Your so close to sharing files over the Internet
Z3 Readers, check out my How To page and be able to watch videos like this one from Portland Indy Media - A truly excellent portrayal of the crooked media in a stark but to the point title: as you see below it is in a torrent format on this Indy Media post.
I am sorry if the "f*"word rocks your quite life at the mainstream press table, but it is a true statement !!!
Check out my joe-anybody video page for the link or click my link below - on how to watch films like this and many others on the webs p2p network-->
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 9:09 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 3 April 2007 3:11 PM PDT
Saturday, 31 March 2007
Senator Smiths Office - and no corporate media?
Now Playing: Peacemakers arrested for trying to stop the war
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 8:23 PM PDT
Updated: Sunday, 1 April 2007 3:02 PM PDT
So finally the ball is bouncing .... but there is some spin on it
Now Playing: Corn Shortage? Farmers for food or fuel or ....both?
Seems to be some questions on availability
Here is the article on Cnet:
There are 114 ethanol distilleries in operation across the country which produce ethanol from corn. Production is projected to exceed 6 billion gallons this year compared with 4.89 billion gallons in 2006, and some 3 billion gallons in capacity will be added in 2007, the group said.
U.S. farmers plan to cash in on the fuel ethanol boom by planting the largest area of corn in 63 years, potentially yielding a record crop and calming fears that renewable fuels will steal grain needed for food and feed, the federal government said Friday
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 7:18 PM PDT
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
* F * The Corporate Media
Now Playing: LIARS - SCAMMERS - SPINNING - MANIPULATING - ASSHOLES
I AM SO SICK AND TIRED OF THE CORPORATE MEDIA BULLSHITTING US CITIZENS
I AM SICK OF BEING BUFFALOED SCAMMED MISINFORMED AND LIED TO
I AM SICK OF SEEING THE GOVERNMENT NEOCON’S HAND ON MY NEWS
I AM SICK OF BEING TOLD FABRICATED LIES
READ HOW "ONE MORE TIME" THE MEDIA CHEATS THE CITIZEN IN MY POST BELOW FROM THE "TIMES" SWITCHING STORIES THE USA READS COMPARED TO WHAT THE REST OF THE WORLD READS
WHY DO THEY DO THIS? ONE GUESS - ON FRICKING GUESS WHAT WOULD MOTIVATE THEM TO SWITCH STORIES ON THE PUBLIC
MANIPULATING FRICKING LIARS
~ Joe Anybody
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***************TIMES STORY HERE********************
Time Caught in Act of
Dumbing Down the News for
03/27/07 5:14 PM
Blogger Paul Schmelzer has been busy raising questions about some of the nation's widely read periodicals when it comes to the selection of their cover stories—namely the difference between Time's April 2 U.S. and International editions. While the international cover features a story about Pakistani religious extremists filtering across the border of Afghanistan "with the intention of imposing their strict interpretation of Islam on a population unable to fight back," the US edition of the publication features the story, "The Case for Teaching the Bible." Schmelzer wonders why Time isn't giving the U.S. the same edition that the rest of the world is seeing on newsstands. The choice can't only be about marketing and keeping newsstand sales up in the U.S. Somethings a little fishy here.
This isn't the first time that a major US news weekly has pulled this trick of presenting the news differently to US readers than it does to the rest of the world. Last September, Newsweek gave international readers a cover story about the Taliban and US readers a cover featuring photographer Annie Leibovitz, in essence replacing with a hard-hitting news story of international importance with a much lighter celebrity piece. In the case of both the Time and the Newsweek cover story cover-ups, the stories were related to coverage of the Taliban. Is marketing getting in the way of the serious news in the U.S.? Or is the media afraid to tell Americans what they don't want to hear? Only Time can tell.
- Mother Jones (((http://www.motherjones.com/index.html)))
More on my website
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 1:02 PM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 1:13 PM PDT
The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib
Now Playing: Interview from Rory Kennedy (Senator Kennedy's Daughter)
"The Ghosts of
AN INTERVIEW OF THE HBO FILM DIRECTOR
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"The Ghosts of Abu Ghraib" - a new HBO documentary - traces the political and legal precedents that led to the torture of prisoners at the infamous Iraqi prison. It includes numerous interviews with U.S. soldiers directly involved with torture at Abu Ghraib, Iraqi torture survivors as well as experts, legal scholars and former government officials. We speak with acclaimed filmmaker Rory Kennedy.
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 1:15 AM PDT
Updated: Wednesday, 28 March 2007 1:17 AM PDT
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Dad says: My son pleaded guilty - so he could go home
Now Playing: USA - GITMO ruins lives and forces confession, what a Hell Hole!
Lawyers for an Australian who was the first terror suspect to plead guilty before military tribunals at Guantanamo Bay met in private with prosecutors Tuesday to formalize details of a confession expected to speed his return home.
David Hicks, who was accused of supporting al-Qaida and the Taliban during the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, entered the plea Monday in a surprise development seen as a bid to end his five-year imprisonment at the U.S. naval base in southeast Cuba.
The United States has agreed to allow Hicks to serve any sentence in Australia, and the U.S. military said a conviction on his charge of providing material support for terrorism could allow him to return home by the end of the year.
Hicks' father, Terry Hicks, told Australian Broadcasting Corp. radio on Tuesday that he believed his son pleaded guilty as part of a bargain with prosecutors that would get him out of Guantanamo: "It's a way to get home, and he's told us he just wants to get home."
The guilty plea came at the opening session of a new military tribunal signed into law in October by President Bush after the Supreme Court struck down the previous system.
Critics of the
commissions said the
plea reflected Hicks'
despair over his
prospects for justice
"He and his attorneys knew he could not receive a fair trial, so Hicks pleaded guilty," said Marine Lt. Col. Colby Vokey, the lawyer for Omar Khadr, a Canadian detainee who is expected to face charges before the commission.
Hicks, a 31-year-old Muslim convert, pleaded guilty to one charge of providing support to a terror organization involved in hostilities against the United States. But he denied a second allegation of supporting terrorism.
He allegedly attended terrorist training camps in Afghanistan and reported to an al-Qaida commander after the Sept. 11 attacks, but he was not accused of firing a shot against U.S. or coalition forces. He was captured in December 2001 and was one of the first men taken to Guantanamo a month later.
Hicks, who lives at a maximum-security facility at Guantanamo, has been transferred to a complex with special meeting rooms to make it easier to consult with his lawyers.
At a private conference Tuesday, the defense and prosecution were expected to discuss details of the guilty plea before presenting it to the military judge, Marine Corps Col. Ralph Kohlmann, said Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman. Kohlmann was expected to make the determination this week.
"Under commission rules the military judge must be satisfied that Hicks' guilty plea is voluntary and otherwise lawful," Whitman said.
Members of a military tribunal convened for Hicks' case are expected to travel to Guantanamo this week to approve any sentence. Defense attorneys said a gag order by the military judge prevented them from discussing details of the plea until a sentence is announced.
Hicks is the only detainee charged so far by the reconstituted tribunal system. The military says as many as 80 of the 385 men held at Guantanamo will likely face prosecution.
A challenge of the new system is pending before the Supreme Court. Lawyers for detainees have asked the high court to step in again and guarantee that the prisoners can challenge their confinement in U.S. courts.
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 6:10 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 27 March 2007 6:12 PM PDT
Sunday, 25 March 2007
Get Down & Protest like Your Life Depends On It !
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.
Posted by Joe Anybody
at 9:05 PM PDT
Updated: Tuesday, 27 March 2007 6:13 PM PDT
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