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  • Angry bird: Artist offers Czech president obscene gesture ahead of elections

    10/21/2013 1:09:19 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 21, 2013 | AP
    An artist has sent an unusual, but very clear message to the Czech Republic president ahead of parliamentary elections. Sculptor David Cerny created a giant purple hand -- extending an oversized middle finger -- and placed it on a pontoon boat on Prague’s main Vltava river Monday. The giant gesture floated near the famous Charles Bridge, visible from Prague Castle, where Czech President Milos Zeman would have a perfect view. Cerny -- who is locally known for his anti-communist stance -- designed the stunt before this week’s parliamentary elections, which could give the communists a taste of power almost a...
  • New Dem. Finance Chief Dined With Fidel Castro

    01/22/2013 10:22:02 AM PST · by radioone · 4 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 22, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    Politico reported this morning that "Henry R. Muñoz III of San Antonio -- an Obama bundler and a national chairman of the Futuro Fund, a group of Latino leaders who raised money for the president’s reelection -- is expected to be named DNC Finance Chair, the first Latino to hold the title." What's also interesting about Muñoz, though Politico omitted this fact, is that he at least once dined with Cuban dictator Fidel Castro. "Muñoz’s clout has only expanded in the ensuing years — in politics, philanthropy and his profession," reported two years ago.
  • A Conspiracy So Immense: What will it take for the MSM to cover the progressive movement?

    01/20/2013 11:04:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 11, 2013 | Matthew Continetti
    Let’s pretend that in the spring of 2012 Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform, John Engler of the Business Roundtable, Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity, and Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association began to organize an assembly of right-leaning groups. Let’s pretend that in the months since there had been not one but two meetings where these luminaries joined with representatives of Christians United For Israel, the American Enterprise Institute, the Heritage Foundation, the Tea Party Express, the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and the American Petroleum Institute to discuss strategy and promote a series of “structural...
  • Sharia as the new red menace? (Barf)

    09/21/2010 12:26:08 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 1+ views ^ | Sept. 21, 2010 | Eugene Robinson
    Boy, I really hate it when American judges try to impose harsh Islamic sharia law. You know, with all those grisly lashings, stonings and beheadings. What's that you say? No such thing is happening, and you wonder where I got such a crazy idea? Why, Newt Gingrich told me. On Saturday, speaking at the conservative Values Voter Summit, Gingrich issued a thunderous call for action against an imminent threat that exists only in his fevered imagination -- or, perhaps, in his political machinations. "We should have a federal law that says sharia law cannot be recognized by any court in...
  • ACORN’s Bertha Lewis: Socialism is the right thing, TEA party is a bowel movement

    04/21/2010 12:52:33 PM PDT · by Steve495 · 75 replies · 2,452+ views
    Radio Vice Online ^ | Arpil 21, 2010 | Steve McGough
    I’m not sure how relevant the CEO of ACORN is anymore, but at least she’s not hiding her stripes. She attended a Young Democratic Socialists meeting in late March and said we are living in a time -- referring to the TEA party movement -- that will dwarf the era of Jim Crow and segregation. Watch the video...
  • Borders bookstore forced to defend sale of 'control a woman' remote

    03/16/2010 10:47:39 PM PDT · by SirJohnBarleycorn · 84 replies · 1,508+ views ^ | 3/16/10 | Newscore
    A MELBOURNE bookstore has sparked outrage after being discovered selling a "control a woman" remote - on International Women's Day. The ABC reported Borders was forced to defend the $15 novelty product after a woman told of her anger at seeing it during last week's celebration of female rights and achievements. Katie Robertson told ABC Radio she was "troubled" by the toy, "mainly because it encourages a stereotype of women as submissive, who are to be controlled". "There are certain buttons on there. For example, the male may decide that he wants beer, sex or food," she said. "He may...
  • Russia acts against 'false' history

    07/31/2009 6:51:58 AM PDT · by metesky · 9 replies · 605+ views
    BBC News ^ | Friday, 24 July 2009 | By James Rodgers
    This is what appears to anger today's Russian historical establishment: accounts of Red Army crimes on the march to Berlin; assertions by the Baltic countries and others in Eastern Europe that Soviet forces came as occupiers as much as liberators; any suggestion that Stalin's Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were anything but complete opposites and bitter enemies.
  • Who Stole Our Culture?

    07/11/2008 11:47:16 AM PDT · by Bokababe · 60 replies · 434+ views
    Worldnet Daily ^ | May 24, 2007 | William S. Lind
    To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of "political correctness." Early Marxist theory Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new Communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didn't happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their country's enemies. Finally, in 1917, a Communist revolution...
  • California (State) senator wants to drop Cold War communist laws

    03/30/2008 11:59:24 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 812+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/30/08 | Steve Lawrence - ap
    Sen. Alan Lowenthal thinks it's about time that California removes some of the last vestiges of the Cold War from its laws. The Long Beach Democrat has introduced a bill that would scrap statutes allowing teachers and other public employees to be fired for being members of the Communist Party. The measure, scheduled to be considered Wednesday by the Senate Education Committee, also would drop a requirement that representatives of organizations seeking to use school facilities sign a form stating they do not have communist affiliations. Lowenthal said the measure would drop old laws that were adopted at the height...
  • Paging Sir Edmund Hillary (Hillary Lies About Her Age ... Again)

    12/13/2007 3:39:31 PM PST · by jdm · 127 replies · 1,081+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | Dec. 13, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Recall the embarrassment Hillary Clinton suffered when she tried to explain she'd been named after Sir Edmund Hillary after he'd climbed Mount Everest -- only to have it pointed out that she had been five years old at that time? Well, she still seems a little confused about her birth date. Here's an interesting passage in today's debate: Hillary: We've got to enlist the American people the way we did in a previous generation for the Apollo program. As a little girl, I remember being thrilled about that, and feeling there was something I could do. [Shrugs] My fifth-grade teacher...
  • The KGB and the Demoralization of Americe

    06/12/2007 10:15:25 PM PDT · by yhwhsman · 12 replies · 853+ views
    Youtube ^ | September 17, 2006
    Former KGB agent and Soviet defector Yuri Alexandrovich Bezmenov explains Communist psychological warfare methods and results.
  • Communism destroyed millions of lives, but its critics are now branded "neocons".

    06/12/2007 11:33:36 AM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 2,012+ views
    New Statesman ^ | 07 June 2007 | Robert Service
    Why has the left's poisoned love affair with it endured? Communism, like nuclear fuel, has a long afterlife. In country after country across Europe - from Russia to Albania - it has been discredited for its record in power. No government in Africa or the Americas subscribes to it except the Castro regime in Cuba. In Asia, the communist flag is waved in Vietnam and China without anyone denying that the economic future lies with capitalism; only North Korea stands by the basic precepts of Marxism-Leninism.What happened in the October 1917 revolution in Russia was an ideological bank robbery. Its...
  • Poland plans laws to ban communist symbols

    03/29/2007 8:14:30 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 12 replies · 188+ views
    dpa ^ | Mar 29, 2007
    Warsaw - Poland's conservative Law and Justice (PiS) government of Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski has drafted laws intended to 'remove the symbols of communist rule from public life.' If passed by parliament, the use of the names of communist leaders for streets, schools, bridges, parks or even ships, planes and trains would be banned, Poland's TVN24 news channel reported Thursday. The draft would also annul all medals, orders and honorary titles issued by communist authorities from 1944 until the collapse of communism in 1989. The proposed laws are in line with a PiS drive to remove the vestiges of the...

    03/22/2007 10:34:19 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 5 replies · 572+ views ^ | March 22, 200 | HARVEY KLEHR
    NEW York University has trumpeted its acquisition of a large cache of materials donated by the Communist Party of the United States of America (CPUSA) to its Tamiment Library. A front-page New York Times story noted that the gift includes 12,000 cartons filled with documents and photographs from the party's newspaper. A celebratory conference to mark the event tomorrow is filled with party war horses and includes panels extolling the CPUSA's contributions to American society and culture. ... For nearly 70 years - from shortly after its founding in Chicago in 1919 until the collapse of the Soviet Union in...
  • Nashua (New Hampshire) Democrat Reveals He's A Communist

    11/06/2006 1:07:29 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 53 replies · 1,931+ views
    CBS4BOSTON ^ | 06 NOVEMBER 2006 | AP
    (AP) NASHUA, N.H. -- Democratic Party leaders in New Hampshire are disavowing a legislative candidate in Nashua who identified himself on a questionnaire as a Democrat and a Communist. Twenty-two-year-old Daniel Keating is one of five candidates running for three seats House District 25, in the Nashua area. Keating is listed on the ballot as a Democrat, but in a questionnaire for The Nashua Telegraph's online voter guide, he also described his party affiliation as Communist Party of the United States of America. Keating said Monday that he joined the Communist Party USA about a year ago because it promotes...
  • Prime Minister John Howard's address to the Quadrant Magazine 50th Anniversary Dinner

    10/04/2006 4:00:37 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies · 832+ views ^ | 3rd October 2006 | The Honourable John Howard, MP, Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia
    TRANSCRIPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER THE HON JOHN HOWARD MP ADDRESS TO THE QUADRANT MAGAZINE 50TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, SYDNEY Thank you very much Paddy McGuinness, Chief Justice, Justices, Your Eminence, Your Grace, my Parliamentary colleagues and ladies and gentlemen. I’m finally succumbing to Peter Garrett’s advice and its great to embrace an evening of culture and poetry and all of that after overdosing on my Philistine sporting pursuits over the weekend in almost the four corners of the Earth, from one side of the country to the other. But it really is an enormous pleasure for Janette...
  • Vietnam communist spy-reporter dies

    09/21/2006 10:16:34 AM PDT · by bnacat · 12 replies · 739+ views
    Bangkok Post ^ | 21-Sep-06 |
    Hanoi (dpa) - Vietnam's most famous war-time spy Pham Xuan An, who worked as a trusted reporter for Western news agencies in Saigon by day and sent secret reports to Hanoi by night, has died at age 79, his family said Thursday. During the war, An was known as a "dean of the Vietnamese press corps," a crack reporter who brought fantastic contacts and keen political analysis to his work for news organizations including Reuters, the Christian Science Monitor and finally TIME magazine.
  • Zotted Trolls Love Socialism is the best form of government (and here why)

    08/28/2006 1:33:08 PM PDT · by hand out love all · 5,619 replies · 20,392+ views
    Socialism is best because under socialism. No one has to worry about being poor or starving to death. No one is poor, unemployed, discriminated, everyone is equal reguardless or race or creed. Today such ideas are condemned as evil. Any attempt to protest against slavery and genocide and human rights violations are met with the cries of COMMUNISM! By the religious right and then they conjure up stories about Stalin, Gulags, tortue, police state etc. So therefore we must stick with the current system of sweat shop slavery, poverty and racism while rich people who already have all they will...
  • John Kerry and Ned Lamont’s Common Ancestry: Corliss Lamont and the VVAW

    08/17/2006 3:07:06 PM PDT · by Fedora · 94 replies · 2,257+ views
    John Kerry and Ned Lamont’s Common AncestryCorliss Lamont and the VVAWBy Fedora When John Kerry threw his political machine’s fundraising support to Ned Lamont this week, he was in a sense returning a favor the Lamont family had once done for Kerry’s old organization Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW). Prior to Kerry’s affiliation with that group, Ned Lamont’s great-uncle Corliss Lamont and his great-aunt Helen had actually helped finance the creation of the VVAW in 1967. In August 1972, as US government prosecutors were preparing a case against VVAW members indicted in the “Gainesville Eight” case, FBI headquarters collected...
  • Cuba's "revolutionary" tourists pick fruit, haul rock

    07/06/2006 10:48:21 AM PDT · by DigitalVideoDude · 80 replies · 1,940+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Jul 6, 2006 10:08am ET | Esteban Israel
    CAIMITO, Cuba (Reuters) - They do not come to Cuba for the beaches and tropical mystique that draw more than 2 million other visitors each year. Instead they come to spend their vacations working in the countryside under a blazing sun, eating rice and beans and sharing a room without air-conditioning or toilet with seven others. They are so-called revolutionary tourists who arrive each year from about 50 countries for a "total immersion" in one of the world's few remaining socialist countries. "I call it a revolutionary vacation. I dedicate my free time to doing something concrete for the Cuban...
  • ACLU Fights To Keep Communist Propaganda In School Library

    06/21/2006 10:12:54 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 27 replies · 973+ views
    Stop The ACLU ^ | 22-Jun-06 | John Stephenson
    The American Civil Liberties Union asked a federal judge to stop the Miami-Dade County school district from removing a series of children’s books from its libraries, including a volume about Cuba which depicts smiling kids in communist uniforms. The ACLU and the Miami-Dade County Student Government Association argued in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Miami on Wednesday that the school board should add materials with alternate viewpoints rather than remove books that could be offensive. Last week, the board voted 6-3 to remove “Vamos a Cuba” and its English-language version, “A Visit to Cuba” from 33 schools,...
  • Gorbachev says U.S. has `illusion of omnipotence'

    04/06/2006 11:41:39 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 55 replies · 985+ views
    SGVTribune ^ | 4/6/2006 | Emanuel Parker
    PASADENA - Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev said the United States has an illusion of omnipotence - "the victory complex" - that's more dangerous than Russia's inferiority complex. "Both countries should overcome those feelings," he said, "and their leaders should reflect what the people want, and what the people want is dialogue." Gorbachev spoke through an interpreter Wednesday to a full house at the Distinguished Speaker Series at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. He said the United States has a right to claim a leadership role in the world based on its military, cultural and economic power. "But partnerships rather than...
  • Cronkite: Dangers from Anti-Communist "Nuts," Iraq Equals Vietnam

    03/27/2006 4:03:18 PM PST · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 38 replies · 1,200+ views
    MRC ^ | March 24, 2006 | Brent Baker
         In a talk with the editor of the liberal Texas Monthly magazine who hosts a monthly interview show on Texas PBS stations, former CBS anchor Walter Cronkite uncorked some more liberal opinions. In praising the CBS-boosting, Joseph McCarthy-trashing movie Good Night and Good Luck, Cronkite liked how it reminded Americans that "one nut could endanger the democracy," was "locking up our democracy in a very dangerous way," and persecuting people who were "simply good Americans." When pressed to compare Vietnam and Iraq, Cronkite declared that the comparison was "almost exact."      On Thursday, the Poynter Institute's Romenesko Web site...

    02/23/2006 3:53:36 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 60 replies · 2,378+ views
    Michelle Malkin ^ | February 22, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    Here's Hillary Clinton going bananas over school vouchers, via FNC's Hannity and Colmes: Download and watch the video (Windows Media file). Hillary screeches that providing inner-city and poor students with more choice in education will lead to a a "school of the Church of the White Supremacist " and a "School of the Jihad." Transcript: CLINTON: Suppose that you were meeting today to decide who got the vouchers. First parent comes and says 'I want to send my daughter to St. Peter's Roman Catholic School' and you say 'Great, wonderful school, here's your voucher. Next parent who comes says, 'I...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 02-23-06 ("Can freepers be deprogrammed?")

    02/23/2006 5:16:42 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 157 replies · 2,464+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | February 23, 2006 | DUmmie Doohickie, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    I found the title of this DUmmie THREAD, "Can freepers be deprogrammed?" especially amusing since I just received a personal FreepMail message at the Free Republic from none other than DUmmie Doohickie. In case you don't remember DUmmie Doohickie, he was the author of some of our FAVORITE DUmmie threads called "I BELIEVE" in which he was cheerleading the DUmmie to BEEEELEEEEVE that John Kerry was going to be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2005. These threads began shortly after the 2004 election and lasted until early Jan. 2005 when Doohickie took an embarrassed exit from DUmmieland but has recently...
  • Khrushchev's 1956 speech reverberates

    02/22/2006 7:35:45 AM PST · by libstripper · 85 replies · 3,670+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | February 22, 2006 | Nina L. Khrushcheva
    When Nikita Khrushchev died in 1971, I was still a girl, but I remember him well. We used to visit him on the weekends on his farm at Petrovo Dalnee, about 30 miles outside of Moscow. I would work with him among the tomatoes or beehives. Although to me he was my kindly old great-grandfather, my family assured me that he was a great man, a world leader, a liberator -- someone I should be proud of.
  • Is George Clooney Running The State Department?

    12/29/2005 9:44:11 AM PST · by RepublicNewbie · 13 replies · 738+ views
    The Post Chronicle ^ | 12/29/05 | Cliff Kincaid
    The liberal media have been screaming about federal departments or agencies sponsoring or buying news here and abroad. But they were strangely silent when Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice announced on December 13 that the State Department would launch an Edward R. Murrow Journalism Program to influence foreign journalists. It seems that a federal program honoring an icon of the liberal media is considered an acceptable mix of journalism and state. The Rice announcement buys into the myth perpetuated by the George Clooney movie, "Good Night and Good Luck," that Murrow, a CBS journalist who became director of the U.S....
  • DUmmie FUnnies 11-23-05 ("Why do some people (DU'ers too) think that Communism is the worst?")

    11/23/2005 8:40:49 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 106 replies · 2,185+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | November 23, 2005 | DUmmies and PJ-Comix
    Have you ever noticed how self-righteously outraged liberals become if you DARE to accuse them of being sympathetic to communism? They will accuse you of trying to smear them as well as go into a "How dare you question my patriotism?" mode. However, if you actually READ what the DUmmies and their leftist cohorts actually say to each other on the subject of communism, you will see not only sympathy but flat out LOVE for communism as you can see in this DUmmie THREAD titled, "Why do some people (DU'ers too) think that Communism is the worst?" As usual,...
  • Horowitz Targeted by Communist Hit Squad

    10/31/2005 9:55:26 AM PST · by Richard Poe · 128 replies · 9,067+ views ^ | October 31, 2005 | Richard Poe
    "No free speech for fascists!" screamed two burly ruffians as they charged the stage where David Horowitz was attempting to speak. "I probably would have suffered some bodily harm," Horowitz later wrote on his blog. Luckily, he writes, about half a dozen supporters "sprang to my rescue and beat the living crap out of the two deserving reds, dragging them unceremoniously from the theater." (1)Mr. Horowitz was fortunate. But he remains a target. We now know that the October 21 attack at the Liberty Film Festival in Los Angeles was no random event. It is part of a wider effort, orchestrated...
  • Kopel: Sheehan's radical views little noted

    08/27/2005 9:32:11 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 9 replies · 997+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | 26 August 2005 | Dave Kopel
    Cindy Sheehan claims the media are "a propaganda tool for the government." A New York Post editorial (Aug. 16) argued that Sheehan's statement was self-evidently false, given the overwhelming and almost exclusively positive media attention paid to her in the last several weeks. But in a broader sense, Sheehan has a point: Almost all the news stories and columns in Denver dailies, like the vast majority of the rest of the mainstream media, have failed to inform their readers about what Sheehan really thinks. The night before Sheehan began her Crawford, Texas, vigil, she spoke at the convention of Veterans...
  • Poles pleaded with Hitler to free them from Stalin's grip

    08/02/2005 12:11:04 PM PDT · by lizol · 19 replies · 894+ views
    Radio Polonia ^ | 2.08.2005
    Poles pleaded with Hitler to free them from Stalin's grip New documents on attempts to Polish officers from Soviet POW camps have been found in the archives of the German Foreign Office. Russians continued negotiations concerning freeing a few hundreds Polish army officers even long after they had been shot death in the spring of 1940 - a Polish institute probing Nazi and Stalinist crimes has found out. Families of a few hundreds of Polish officers wrote letters to German Foreign Office pointing out their German origin or other kinds of connection to get their husbands, brothers and fathers back...
  • N.C. Hearing Opens on 1979 Klan Killings (imperial wizard set to speak Saturday)

    07/15/2005 8:44:05 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies · 928+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/15/05 | TIM WHITMIRE
    N.C. Hearing Opens on 1979 Klan Killings By TIM WHITMIRE, Associated Press Writer 32 minutes ago Signe Waller, right, is comforted by Cory Wechler, a friend, on stage as she reads her prepared statement, Friday, July 15, 2005, during the public hearing of the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Greensboro, N.C. Waller was at the November 3, 1979 anti-Ku Klux Klan rally when a violent confrontation between Communist Workers Party members and the Ku Klux at Morningside Homes in Greensboro, left five CWP members dead, including her husband Dr. Jim Waller. (AP Photo/Lynn Hey) GREENSBORO, N.C. - The widow...
  • Muslim soldier gets the death penalty while...Politicians forgive murder in Iraq - Hogwash

    05/04/2005 1:48:22 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 28 replies · 1,229+ views
    Socialist Worker ^ | May 6, 2005 | Eric Ruder
    THE U.S. military values some lives more than others. That’s the only conclusion you could draw from the trials of two U.S. soldiers--one accused of killing two American officers, the other of executing two Iraqi civilians. Last week, Sgt. Hasan Akbar was sentenced to death for using grenades and his rifle at a base camp in Kuwait to kill two officers and injure 14 other soldiers shortly after the March 2003 invasion of Iraq. The chief prosecutor at the military trial, Lt. Col. Michael Mulligan, said that “[Akbar] is a hate-filled, ideologically driven murderer.” But Akbar’s military attorney never presented...

    01/09/2005 4:16:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 228 replies · 61,089+ views ^ | Sunday, January 9, 2005 | Kristinn
    International ANSWER (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism), a front group for the communist Workers World Party, has released a video that agitates for 'civil war' at President Bush's inaugural parade on January 20 in Washington, D.C.According to reports, the group has received demonstration permits from the U.S. Park Service for at least two positions along the parade route on Pennsylvania Avenue: the Navy Memorial and Freedom Plaza.The release of the video follows on the announcement that Ramsey Clark, a founder of ANSWER and its parent group, the International Action Center (IAC), will be one of Saddam Hussein's...
  • ACLU: FBI E-Mail Refers to Presidential Order Authorizing Inhumane Interrogation Techniques

    12/20/2004 2:41:33 PM PST · by Next_Time_NJ · 58 replies · 1,722+ views
    NEW YORK -- A document released for the first time today by the American Civil Liberties Union suggests that President Bush issued an Executive Order authorizing the use of inhumane interrogation methods against detainees in Iraq. Also released by the ACLU today are a slew of other records including a December 2003 FBI e-mail that characterizes methods used by the Defense Department as "torture" and a June 2004 "Urgent Report" to the Director of the FBI that raises concerns that abuse of detainees is being covered up.
  • Who poisoned Yushchenko?

    12/07/2004 3:11:02 PM PST · by Pokey78 · 157 replies · 5,941+ views
    The Times (U.K.) ^ | 12/08/04 | Jeremy Page
    Doctors at the Austrian clinic that treated Ukraine’s opposition leader confirm there was a plot to kill him MEDICAL experts have confirmed that Viktor Yushchenko, Ukraine’s opposition leader, was poisoned in an attempt on his life during election campaigning, the doctor who supervised his treatment at an Austrian clinic said yesterday. Doctors at Vienna’s exclusive Rudolfinerhaus clinic are within days of identifying the substance that left Mr Yushchenko’s face disfigured with cysts and lesions, Nikolai Korpan told The Times in a telephone interview. Specialists in Britain, the United States and France had helped to establish that it was a biological...
  • ACLU seeking FBI files on activist probes

    12/01/2004 10:27:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 1,923+ views
    Monterey Herald ^ | 12/1/04 | Curt Andersen - AP
    WASHINGTON - The American Civil Liberties Union is seeking information from the FBI on why bureau task forces set up to combat terrorism also looked into anti-war, animal rights and environmental groups. Dozens of organizations have been subjected to scrutiny, according to the ACLU, which was filing Freedom of Information Act requests with the FBI on Thursday to try to find out why. "We think it's clear that the public is interested in the possible return of FBI spying on political and religious groups," said Ann Beeson, the ACLU's associate legal counsel. The FBI denies singling out individuals or groups...
  • Fremont Merchants Plan to Light up Lenin This Season

    11/26/2004 11:23:48 AM PST · by Publius · 64 replies · 3,822+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | 26 November 2004 | Kery Murakami
    In downtown Seattle, they light a big Christmas tree for the holidays. But in Fremont, they're going to light up -- what else? -- the big statue of Vladimir Lenin. Lenin will be lighted at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at the corner of Fremont Place North and North 36th Street. (It's the intersection with the big statue of Lenin.) The monument will be bedecked with garland and lights -- and probably not just red ones. It will be the first time the 18-foot bronze statue has been lighted since it came to the Center of the Universe in 1995 by...
  • Activist Country Joe "Fish Cheer" McDonald wonders where the rage has gone

    11/16/2004 10:17:00 PM PST · by maikeru · 34 replies · 1,436+ views
    The Edmonton Journal ^ | November 14, 2004 | Jim Farrell
    Woodstock performer Joe McDonald (Country Joe and The Fish) leads crowd in singing 1960s antiwar songs Thin, clean-shaven, balding and slightly stooped, the 62-year-old McDonald says he's still a socialist but confesses he's now part of the middle class. Organizers had tried to get people out. Groups involved in the protest included the Edmonton Coalition Against War and Racism, Marxist organizations, non-Muslim supporters of the Palestinian cause, members of the Unitarian Church and the occasional Vietnam war draft evader and army deserter. McDonald's sound system was handled by Mike Tulley, an American army draftee who arrived in Canada in April...

    11/14/2004 9:59:38 AM PST · by OESY · 47 replies · 3,531+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 14, 2004 | Eris Fettmann
    ...[T]here is no greater Cold War icon than Alger Hiss, the once high-ranking State Department official who went to prison for denying that he'd passed government secrets to the Soviet Union. Nearly 60 years after he was exposed before Congress by Whittaker Chambers, a communist underground operative who later became a senior editor at Time magazine, belief in Hiss' complete innocence remains an article of faith for the political left. For anti-communists, Hiss remains the prime example of how the Kremlin infiltrated the highest ranks of the U.S. government.... Over the years, Davis remained unpersuaded by new evidence of Hiss'...

    11/04/2004 8:12:23 PM PST · by Swiftsure · 82 replies · 6,145+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | 11/5/04 | Swiftsure
    Dudes you MUST read this one if you want to gloat!!!
  • Former teacher sues college for political bias

    11/01/2004 7:15:40 PM PST · by nicole_g · 28 replies · 596+ views
    WROC TV Rochester ^ | 11-01-04 | Katrina Irwin
    A former professor at Monroe Community College says he was fired because he showed his support for President Bush.  Dr. Michael Filozof says he was fired from his job as a political science professor after he was harassed by a predominantly left wing department.  Monday morning he filed suit against MCC and now he wants a pay back. "It was an American flag.  I didn't think it was too controversial but apparently at MCC it was."  Filozof says his colleagues at MCC attacked his political views.  It came as quite a shock considering many professors decorate their office doors with...
  • Cheney says if Kerry had been president, Soviet Union likely would still exist

    10/23/2004 5:12:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies · 4,175+ views
    AP ^ | October 23, 2004 | MARK EVANS
    The Soviet Union might still exist and Saddam Hussein might control the Persian Gulf and possess nuclear weapons had Democrat John Kerry been president when the United States faced those regimes, Vice President Dick Cheney said Saturday. "I think it's a good thing that he wasn't in charge," Cheney said. Kerry asserted Friday that had he been president during the war in Afghanistan, terrorist leader Osama bin Laden would be in captivity or dead. The Democratic nominee has long criticized President Bush for abandoning the pursuit of the alleged mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks so that U.S....
  • Castro falls, possibly breaking leg

    10/21/2004 12:28:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 134 replies · 2,503+ views
    CNN ^ | October 21, 2004 | CNN Havana Bureau Chief Lucia Newman
    HAVANA, Cuba (CNN) -- President Fidel Castro fell, possibly breaking his leg, after giving a graduation speech Wednesday in the central Cuban city of Santa Clara. Sending a buzz through the crowd, the 78-year-old leader appeared to trip as he was walking away from the podium. In an effort to calm the crowd, Castro took the microphone after a few minutes, saying: "Just so that there won't be any speculation, it seems that I broke my knee." He apologized for any concerns he may have caused for those who care about him and then joked how his spill was likely...
  • No Science, No Seafood

    07/18/2004 7:43:24 PM PDT · by samtheman · 34 replies · 1,207+ views
    Center For Consumer Freedom ^ | July 13, 2004 | Center For Consumer Freedom
    You know things are getting bad when a conference sponsored by seemingly mainstream groups like the Ocean Conservancy and the Pew Charitable Trusts includes a panel on "direct action" featuring the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society's "Captain" Paul Watson. An open promoter of violence, Watson declares there's "nothing wrong with being a terrorist, as long as you win." Yesterday he told the self-described "seaweed rebels" at the conference on ocean health: "We can no longer afford to eat any seafood." After announcing that Sea Shepherd is "proudly a pirate organization," Watson insisted: ... we have got to cease and desist and...
  • Cuba anticipates upcoming debut of "Fahrenheit 9/11"

    07/10/2004 10:01:38 AM PDT · by aculeus · 13 replies · 962+ views
    EFE News ^ | July 9, 2004 | Unsigned
    Havana, Jul 9 (EFE).- Cubans will no longer have to find pirated copies of the controversial film "Fahrenheit 9/11" in the island's illegal "private video libraries" because the government has decided to debut Michael Moore's documentary across the country this month.
  • Socialists line up behind 'Fahrenheit 9/11': New group join Stalinists, Maoists in praise of Moore

    07/08/2004 11:22:36 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 17 replies · 835+ views ^ | Friday, July 9, 2004
    Already praised by the Communist Party USA and the Revolutionary Communist Party, Michael Moore's hit film "Fahrenheit 9/11" has a new honor – great notices in the today's edition of the Socialist Worker, the newspaper of the International Socialist Organization. "Millions upon millions of people in the U.S. are terrified at what George W. Bush has in store for them if he wins another four years in the White House," the story reads. "This is the secret of the success of Michael Moore’s 'Fahrenheit 9/11' – a documentary film that exposes the crimes of the Bush presidency, from the war...
  • L.A. Times: Still Biased After All These Years

    04/06/2004 12:57:56 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 346+ views ^ | 4/06/04 | Catherine Seipp
    The longstanding leftist orthodoxy of the Los Angeles Times has improved noticably under Editor-in-Chief John Carroll, a respected newsman who moved here from the Baltimore Sun four years ago. Carroll has made a real effort to rein in the paper's liberal bias, at least in straight news stories; earlier this year he wrote a famous (in media circles) in-house memo scolding a reporter for a story about a Texas abortion law; the piece had implied anyone against abortion is obviously nuts. I should note though, that this improvement at the Times was underway even before Carroll's arrival, with the departure...
  • Just. Plain. Evil.

    03/21/2004 4:44:58 PM PST · by mhking · 330 replies · 2,253+ views
    Ramblings' Journal | 3.21.04 | Michael King
    More proof why so many of the goons who protested the war on terror yesterday are beyond redemption.(Nod and thanks to Little Green Footballs)
  • Stars mark women's day in India (Hanoi Fonda Alert- former-star, that is)

    03/08/2004 12:41:49 PM PST · by Peter J. Huss · 7 replies · 393+ views
    Stars mark women's day in India Fonda (left) said violence affected women all over the world Actresses Jane Fonda and Marisa Tomei marked International Women's Day by staging a performance of The Vagina Monologues in India. The show was set up by the V-Day Foundation, a charity run by Monologues author Eve Ensler which raises awareness of violence against women. Indian and Pakistani actresses joined the show in Bombay, also called Mumbai. "Violence comes in many forms and affects women all over the world," Fonda said after the performance. Fonda, 66, said she had had to take a back seat...