Archive for July, 2010

Tase Me, Yo!

By • on July 31, 2010 at 2:07 am

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Nothing New

By • on July 31, 2010 at 1:58 am

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Reclaim Our History July 31-August 10

By • on July 30, 2010 at 2:48 pm

July 31, 1977: One person is killed in 60,000 strong demonstration against Super-Phenix nuclear reactor, Malville, France. 1991: START I nuclear arms reduction treaty signed by George Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev. Aug. 1, 1790: Spaniards under Quimper first sight Neah Bay, Washington. Neighborhood declines. 1946: Atomic Energy Commission established. 1976: First occupation of Seabrook, New [...]

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Activist Calendar: July 30-August 14

By • on July 30, 2010 at 2:33 pm

With our new web site, the ETS! activist calendar will now feature continuously updated listings of events of interest in the coming 15 days. To get your event listed, e-mail us as editorial@eatthestate.org. For an excellent and much, much longer compilation of upcoming and ongoing progressive events in Seattle, check out Jean Buskin’s Peace Calendar: [...]

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Chris Chandler rant on BP

By • on July 30, 2010 at 4:19 am

I went to see spoken-word artist Chris Chandler perform at Egan’s in Ballard last night, accompanied by Paul Benoit. Chandler mixes cultural & political insight w/ brilliant wit. Here is his rant on BP (coming from Georgia, Chandler takes Gulf devastation personally) from the Oregon Country Fair — Chandler is making a video of this piece that will come later. For now, enjoy this live version…

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Eating for Better Food!

By • on July 29, 2010 at 7:14 pm

The Community Alliance for Global Justice (CAGJ) is hosting its fourth annual Strengthening Local Economies, Everywhere! (SLEE) dinner on August 7, 2010. SLEE connects local and global struggles for social, economic and environmental justice, and it provides an opportunity to build our local economy while supporting other communities around the world to do the same. [...]

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The Frame-Up

By • on July 29, 2010 at 6:59 pm

“Was this corporation willing to trade justice in the murder of 270 innocent people for oil profits?” Not too many guesses as to which oil company is under discussion: BP, current epitome of Big Oil at its foulest. But what populist rabble-rousers were posing the question? Look no further than that errand boy of finance [...]

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Yes, There’s An Election This Month

By • on July 29, 2010 at 12:41 pm

You’d hardly notice, but Washington state voters will have a ballot to fill out this month. The suspense is, uh, not riveting. With the exception of idle curiosity as to how many votes the Palin-endorsed Tea Party candidate will siphon off from Dino Rossi’s coronation as the “Prefers GOP Party” alternative to Patty Murray come [...]

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Activist Calendar July 27-August 14

By • on July 27, 2010 at 12:11 am

With our new web site, the ETS! activist calendar will now feature continuously updated listings of events of interest in the coming 15 days. To get your event listed, e-mail us as editorial@eatthestate.org. For an excellent and much, much longer compilation of upcoming and ongoing progressive events in Seattle, check out Jean Buskin’s Peace Calendar: [...]

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Who needs state censorship?

By • on July 24, 2010 at 7:31 am

…when American media, all on their own, would never, ever run this kind of story?

Instead, you have to go to British media to read detailed accounts of war crimes committed by Americans with American tax dollars. And it’s not like the Brit reporters make all Americans look bad – the soldiers who end up reporting and investigating this crime deserve credit for doing so. But American media has a simpler solution: just skip over all those ugly, unpatriotic details.

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