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Friday, September 28th, 2007

Posted by:tangibile.
Time:6:17 am.
does anyone know if there is a maintainer is this community any longer, and how to get in touch with him/her?
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Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

Subject:Stop war crimes
Posted by:paddymac.
Time:10:49 am.
http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/warcrimes091906.html

This site is an easy way to write your senators to tell them not to weaken the War Crimes Act. Such a move could legalize the kinds of abuses we saw at Abu Ghraib, like sexual humiliation and extreme stress positions. The reason this could happen very soon is that the Administration is pressuring Congress to do it.

Here's a Nation article on it: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20061002/brecher

Due to strong popular opinion against war crimes and for respect for the international rule of law, there is some resistence within Congress and even within Bush's own party. Senate Armed Services Committee has so far rejected the Administration's efforts to weaken the War Crimes Act.

By writing to our senators, we can counteract this pressure: http://www.justforeignpolicy.org/involved/warcrimes091906.html.

Even Bush's former Secretary of State Colin Powell is standing up to the White House. On Wednesday he said, "The world is beginning to doubt the moral basis of our fight against terrorism. To redefine Common Article 3 [of the Geneva Conventions] would add to those doubts. Furthermore, it would put our own troops at risk."
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Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Subject:Don't Forget to Wrap Your Penis in a Garbage Bag
Posted by:thefortunateson.
Time:11:37 am.
The Bush administration is sending a very clear message to Ugandan people: Your penis is garbage- not worth saving.

Picture this: A romantic, albeit humble dinner for two, a little kissing, light petting (inside or outside of marriage - what's a little fun?), maybe some music. Two consenting adults who would like to put on a condom. They're smart enough to want to protect themselves. These people are in the mood. Maybe they should abstain. Maybe he should send this lovely girl home and splash some cold water on himself because the U.S. government has already budgeted about $8 million this year toward NOT PROTECTING PEOPLE!

What does the young Ugandan couple do? They wrap it in a garbage bag and hope for the best! Thanks PEPFAR!



"U.S. abstinence push may be hurting AIDS fight"
U.N. official says policy is leading to severe shortage of life-saving condoms

Updated: 2:19 p.m. ET Aug. 29, 2005

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - The U.S. government’s emphasis on abstinence-only programs to prevent AIDS is hobbling Africa’s battle against the pandemic by downplaying the role of condoms, a senior U.N. official said on Monday.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9118071/


*I would like, just once, for the Bush administration to sacrifice idealogy in favor of effectiveness.
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Subject:You wanna be a real American?
Posted by:thefortunateson.
Time:10:02 am.
antijingo seems to have faded away to a small band of restistance. Why not join those of us who have been bitten, those victims who have found the jingo way?

I think you really wanna join newjingoists.
Do it for your country!
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Sunday, June 26th, 2005

Posted by:pizzpot.
Time:1:19 am.
Mood: drained.
Hey. Anybody alive here?
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Saturday, February 21st, 2004

Posted by:allforchoice.
Time:11:30 am.
hi i just started an ezine and if anyone would check it out or maybe even submit something that would be awesome. i'm trying to get the community of sacramento, ca, to be involved, but that's not going so well. so i will try a broader fanbase.

http://www.geocities.com/sactorevolution
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Tuesday, April 1st, 2003

Subject:Click on these...
Posted by:mzflux.
Time:10:44 pm.
ALTERNATIVES TO WAR</center>.

OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM (Black Humor)</center>.

BRING BACK THE BODY COUNT</center>.
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Friday, March 21st, 2003

Subject:God bless America.
Posted by:mzflux.
Time:10:36 pm.
Images of Pain.
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Tuesday, March 18th, 2003

Subject:Blacklisting is back...
Posted by:mzflux.
Time:5:58 pm.
Mood:disgusted.
Oscars blacklist stars in bid to prevent peace protest speeches

ANNETTE WITHERIDGE IN NEW YORK

THE backlash against prominent stars opposing any attack on Iraq has impacted on this year’s Oscars, with organisers drawing up a blacklist of people who will not be allowed a platform to air anti-war views.

Meryl Streep, Sean Penn, Vanessa Redgrave, George Clooney, Dustin Hoffman and Spike Lee are among those who will not be speaking, amid fears they could turn the ceremony into an anti-war rally.

In a move denounced by some as a return to McCarthyism, star presenters have been ordered to stick to scripts, while winners, who the producers have no control over, could find their acceptance speeches cut if they say anything much more than a brief thank you.

Officially, executives say that politics is a turn-off for the show’s television audience. But in the wake of a public backlash against actors such as Martin Sheen, from the West Wing, who have voiced opposition to war, producers do not want to upset advertisers who have paid more than £50 million for adverts. In previous years, high-profile presenters have grabbed the spotlight to promote their political causes. Richard Gere urged China to end its occupation of Tibet and Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins appealed for HIV-positive Haitians to be allowed into the United States.

Sarandon and Robbins are also among those on this year’s unofficial blacklist, along with Ed Norton and Dennis Hopper. The only anti-war campaigner on the presenters’ list so far is Salma Hayek, the star of Frida and a best actress nominee.

Gil Cates, one of the ceremony’s producers, wants the ceremony, which takes place on 23 March, to celebrate the Oscars’ 75th anniversary rather than the anti-Bush/Blair movement. And he admitted he thought it "inappropriate" for stars to use their slots to spotlight world problems.

But Tom O’Neil, an Oscar historian, said: "Political tantrums are inevitable. You’re dealing with a class of people who have unchecked egos and who are invited on talk shows to be experts on everything from high art to pop culture."

Top of the loose-cannon list this year is the Bowling for Columbine director, Michael Moore, a favourite to win the documentary feature award.

Last month, Moore thanked the French for not supporting the proposed Iraqi invasion while accepting an award in Paris. And on Saturday, he used the Writers Guild of America awards in Los Angeles to voice his opinions of George Bush, the US president.

Worryingly, for the Oscar producers, Moore won loud applause after telling the audience: "What I see is a country that does not like what’s going on. Let’s all commit ourselves to Bush removal in 2004."

If Moore does not win an Oscar, insiders claim Hollywood will be reverting back to the witch-hunting 1950s, when Senator Joseph McCarthy and his cohorts destroyed the careers of supposed Communist sympathies. The "Red scare" stories saw off Charlie Chaplin, who left Hollywood for Switzerland, and a host of other high-profile celebrities.

McCarthy-supporting actors included the former US president, Ronald Reagan, and the director Elia Kazan.
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Tuesday, February 18th, 2003

Posted by:in_the_secret.
Time:10:44 pm.
This is aimed only at those in the class of 2003. I'm sorry everyone else. I think your opinion is valid, but I'm trying to narrow the field down a little bit.


Regardless of your political views, I know you guys are avid writers (at least in your journals,) and I'm sure you all have a lot of thoughts on what it's like to be becoming an adult right now.

I had the idea to collect poems, essays, songs, stories, pictures, etc. to compile a book to be our collective statement about the times we're living in. I don't know if there is much interest in a thing like that, so I'm starting in LJ. If you would like to help leave a comment or email me at thistownwilleatyou@wouldilie.com.

Thanks in advance!!

Krysti
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Friday, December 20th, 2002

Subject:Peace. Hey, why not?
Posted by:pizzpot.
Time:1:31 am.
Mood: contemplative.
I have a friend who rejects idealism. He seems to think just about everything I say is idealism. Well I have a thought. What if everyone was an idealist? And they shared a single ideal? You know what would happen? The ideal. Now I have a simple word for that ideal. Peace. Most people at least give lip service to the ideal. Many people truly yearn for it. But far too many do things that contribute directly to its' opposite. I think a large part of this is greed. In this world, for centuries greed has trumped peace. Money is a symptom of this, it seems to exist merely to provide some with more then others. But it is only a symptom. Greed is the disease. So. Now I've stated a problem. Simplistic? Yes. Inarticulate? Probably. Do I offer a real solution? No. And yet I have this ideal. Peace. So. I think a large amount of thought and effort should be put into finding some way to completely eradicate greed. Not by something immoral like a sophisticated genetic lobotomy, or hypnotic teaching ala Brave New World, but by actually convincing people that greed is bad, peace is good, and here's how we do away with one, and promote the other.

Yes, this is naive as hell. But if I ever lose this naivete, then I will consider my soul clinically dead.

Peace.
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Sunday, January 27th, 2002

Posted by:tripmywire.
Time:4:28 pm.
I've been reading some of the posts and responses on here, and I agree with most everything people have been saying, and that's why I joined this community. I personally think that America had this type of thing coming to them for some time. I don't think all of the people deserved to die, but I do think America deserved something to happen. I just think that the act against us should've been something different, there's many other ways they could've proven their point. All the same though, it's said and done. Now everyone is ready and willing to take revenge against those they consider wrong, without even considering the difference being those who are guilty or innocent; these people need to think about WHY this happened to our country. We've done TONS of horrible things to other countries, and it was just a matter of time before they decided to fight back. I'm just sick of seeing everyone act like we're innocent. They need to step off their high horse and take a look back, then think about whether or not we should be taking out our aggressions and feelings of revenge.
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Wednesday, October 10th, 2001

Posted by:arch_carrier.
Time:3:48 pm.
i'm proud of this post. and the responses have been fantastic.
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Friday, September 28th, 2001

Subject:Replies to my last entry.
Posted by:dralafi.
Time:5:35 pm.
I was just critized for my entry on this community. If you have some thing to say, say it to my face. Why are you hiding?
Do you not have the courage to face me? By typing in an anonymous reponse, all you do is prove to me that you lack the courage to face something hard or uncomfortable.
Biggots of KKK attack someone and go back into hiding. And when they attack, they have the hood on. Are any of you afraid that of me, a single college student?
By critizing me and hiding, you show that you are a racist who attacks someone who is an easy target. You are so scared that someone will stand up to you, you have to do everything in secret.
Only someone who is afraid that he/she is wrong will not show him or herself. Who ever you are, you are just scared of what someone might think of you. You are worse than a biggot because you don't even have the balls to stand by your views.
You just sound like a "yes man" who licks his boss's heels to get ahead. But once the boss is gone, you would sell him out in a flash. Heck, you would sell your own family if it fit your needs.
You are the people who give humanity a bad name. If you have something to say, say it to me again, and this time come with the balls to show yourself. I am not going anywhere.
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Friday, September 14th, 2001

Subject:Our Reaction
Posted by:dralafi.
Time:7:10 pm.
Mood: sad.
I just joined this community becasue I believe in this. We can't start to act in irrational ways. We can't start taking out our frustration out on all the Muslims that are living in America. I lost a good friend in the attack in New York. I was suppose to go to his wedding in April. I am hurt, but I am not going to punish every Muslim that I see.
WE cannot bathe in blood to wash ourselfs clean. Our thirst for blood cannot be quenched by blood of innocent people in Afganstan!
We have find bin Ladin and he has to pay for what he has done. But we can't hurt other Muslims. They are not responsible for all of this.
If I can let go of my pain, so can other! I know I am asking a lot, but I wouldn't be asking it if I weren't willing to do the same.
The other thing is that we are partly to blame for this. We trained bin Ladin. It was the CIA who was responsble for funding bin Ladin in the late 70's and early 80's to fight the Soviets in Afganstan. We trained the Muslim terrorists so that they could "defend" their religion from "outsiders."
I am not saying what was done was right. It was by no means right. But these are the fruits of our labor. We fuled the religious tension in Islamic countries so that they would not fall under the influence of the USSR. Now that moster that we have created has come to haunt us.
We cannot be thinking about bombing every inch of Afganstan. The people of Afganstan are not responsible for this. Bin Ladin is. We have to hunt him down.
If we raze Afganstan to the ground, we are no better than bin Ladin because he would have hurt innocent people just like he did. How many more orphans will we create? How many more fathers and mothers will have to lose their children by our bombing?
I know a lot of people are hurt and I know that I am asking a lot by asking people to let go of the pain not look for revenge. But I wouldn't be asking this much if I were not willing to do the same.
I pray to God that this War on Terrorism doesn't trun into a War or Retribution.
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Thursday, September 13th, 2001

Subject:welcome to anti-jingo.
Posted by:arch_carrier.
Time:5:07 pm.
there is so much good in this country. turn on cnn and hopefully you'll see pictures of firefighters and policemen, nurses and doctors, clergy and laymen, all digging through the rubble to find survivors. you'll see people in lines of great length ready to give their blood to help. a young girl named nancy cooks food for rescue workers. a forty-year-old woman who lost her husband and children volunteered to help others instead of sinking into grief and hate.

let's keep that spirit alive in this country. we're better than revenge, or we can be. what good will more blood spilled do? there's no justice in killing. none at all.

but we shouldn't be surprised. justice died in this country along with the native americans. it died before we ever got here. all that's left is senseless killing, and racial prejudice and violence.

what in the name of all that's good and right are we to do?
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