Friday, April 27, 2007

Shoshana Alexander--Standing Tall: Conscientious Objectors, Exiles, Resisters, & Other War Heroes

This is the video on Shoshana Alexander that accompanies my article published today at The Ashland Daily Tidings.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Iran: the Threat of a Nuclear War

by General Leonid Ivashov

(published April 9, 2007 by

The US and its allies started the psychological preparation of world public opinion for the possibility of using tactical nuclear weapons to resolve 'the Iranian problem'. The US propaganda machine is working hard to create the impression that a 'surgically precise' use of the nuclear weapon with only limited consequences is possible. However, this has been known to be untrue since the 1945 US nuclear strikes on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

After the very first nuclear strike, it will become totally impossible to prevent the use of all of the available means of mass destruction. In the situation of a mass extermination of their nations, the conflicting sides will resort to whatever means they have without limitations. Therefore, not only the nuclear arsenals of various countries, including those whose nuclear status is not recognized officially, will come into play. No doubt, chemical and biological warfare (and, generally, any poisonous substances), which can be produced on the basis of minimal industrial and economic resources, will be used.

Currently, one can assert that peace and mankind are in great danger.

To read the rest of this disturbing article, click here.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Yesterday's closure of the Jackson County Library System in Southern Oregon, due to lack of funding, is the largest ever shuttering of libraries in the history of the United States.

The doors at Ashland's public library were locked at 5pm on Friday, April 6th.

In a staged protest/sit-in--proposed by several young library patrons
and carried out with the help of supportive adults--a large group of
young people, ranging in age from 5-16, refused to leave the
library until Malcus Williams, an officer with the Ashland Police Department, showed up (as part of the plan) to escort them out.

The following is a video I shot and edited for the local newspaper.

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