The Other Shabby Blood-soaked Curtain Falls. A World Without Wall Street ??! + 25.9 Urgent Protest Calls !!
25.9.08 : NO BAILOUT FOR WALLSTREET ! PROTESTS in NYC and SF and EVERYWHERE! 4pm … In NYC, meet at the South end of the Bowling Green, at the infamous Wall Street Bull, and bring your UNWANTED JUNK to Sell. Check NYC Indymedia and Arun Gupta’s call to Protest for more details. Read Naomi Klein’s call. Read True Majority’s call. Read Cindy Sheehan’s call at Indybay which suggests bringing your mortgage, medical, and rent bills, student loans, credit card bills , etc and ask the Govt. to bail YOU out!
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Take the only tree that’s left
and stuff it up the hole
in your culture…
Things are going to slide, slide in all directions
Won’t be nothing
Nothing you can measure anymore…
I’ve seen the future, brother:
it is murder.
From The Future by Leonard Cohen
There is always that total suspension of disbelief when a corporate newscaster spews in his or her sleepwalking tone of authority the doings of this or that mass murderer who paints by the numbers, and underneath those paralyzing screened surfaces projected across a dying land, every twitch is palpable, in every gaffe, in every writhing lunge or backstep, we can feel the slaughtering animals of Wall Street all cutting their own throats to keep their impossible alibis in order.
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In Other news, The Onion reports :
Kissinger Instructs Palin On Finer Points Of Clandestine Carpet Bombing
” Sarah Palin met with seasoned statesman and Nobel Peace Prize–winner Henry Kissinger yesterday to take advantage of his extensive foreign policy knowledge and expertise in carpet-bombing innocent civilians in nations with which the U.S. is not officially at war. ”
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And since we’re just returning from Sweden, those sometimes surrealist pranksters who hand out Noble Peace Prizes, we thought we’d post a small tribute to a real journalist who was actually reporting on the ground in Vietnam in the 6os, where people were digging out bodies from the rubble. Erik Eriksson, also wonders why an actual 1st-hand Carpet Bomber ( 23 ’successful’ missions in all) can still appear in so many American minds as a WAR HERO and not a WAR CRIMINAL (XLt: same old war-aligned and spineless corporate media machine?) , and why this McCain tool hardly looks like a (tortured) POW on March 14, 1973, the day he was released by the Vietnamese. ??? Hmmmm, the mysteries of a global theater porker never cease to amaze. Video link here. And Counterpunch’s backround + posted translation.