For anyone who lives in Connecticut

The CCSU Progressive Student Alliance invites you to hear Testimonies from Wal-Mart Production Factories on Thursday, 2\2\06 at 7pm in Founder’s Hall

Flory Arevalo lives in the Philipines. She produces Wal-Mart T-shirts at the Chong Won Fashion Inc. which is a Korean-owned garment factory. Ms. Arevalo is the secretary of her union. She has worked in this factory since 1990. In addition to Wal-Mart, she produces apparel for GAP, American Eagle, Ann Taylor, and Target

Damaris Meza Guilen lives in Nicaragua. She works at a factory called Mil Colores, S.A. and produces the Faded Glory jeans sold in Wal-Mart. She has worked there for a bout two years and is a member of the independent union at her factory. She also has years of experience in the apparel industry and is a strong defender of worker’s rights.

Stella Ines Orjuela lives in Colombia She works on a flower plantation called Splendor Flowers which is owned by a subsidiary of Dole. About 80% of the flowers produced at the plantation are sold in Wal-Mart stores. Ms. Ines is active in her independent union that was formed 1.5 years ago.

Listen and get involved in the efforts to confront Wal-Mart here in Connecticut. Please attend and show your support

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yellow ribbons?

the whole 'support our troops' issue is obviously controversial for a lot of reasons, not the least of which being that there is no real solid definition of what the position entails. so yeah, i'm sure as hell not going to try to figure out one all-encompassing explanation, but i will say this: it is definitely possible to 'support the troops' in believing in the soldiers' right not to have to die or kill in vain and get home safely, without believing that what they are doing or what they stand for is at all justified or morally tolerable, or supporting their commanding officers and the military intelligence (oxymoron of all oxymorons) behind them. in other words, i guess, you can support them as people - kids, mostly - without supporting them as soldiers or as an army.

it is impossible to distinguish, from thousands of miles away, the men and women in iraq who joined the army to blast the motherfuckin' brains out of those towelheads from those who joined out of economic necessity, because they live in a country where their only viable option for having their college tuition paid was to serve for a few years out of high school. when new names and ranks appear in little boxes in the times, no one can tell which soldiers were out there for what reasons - and once they're dead, it doesn't really matter. the point is, i think, that the justification of "they're just fucking asking for it, going out there bloodthirsty and jingoistic" is a dangerous generalization, one which we must not let undermine the importance of getting those working class children out of the desert and back to the education they were chasing all along, so that they can have a future that doesn't involve indiscriminate murder. the propaganda machine is powerful and effective, and even the most good-hearted and innocent of people can be convinced of some really scary stuff.

so the question remains: not "what does it mean to 'support our troops'?", but "how can we, in a nation of fierce militancy and blind belief, support the basic right to live of everyone in iraq, both soldiers and civilians?"

i have a pretty strong feeling that fashionable bumper stickers on suvs are not essentially part of the answer.

Special anouncement from F.A.N.

Ladies and Gentlemen the Free America Network would like to share the following information

The True Face of Evil.
By:
Fulcrum9

Contrary to common belief there IS proof of the cruel and evil intent of the Bush administration and Neo-Conservative movement in America.
"The Project for the New American Century", Is the textbook that the administration is guided by.
Here is the URL for it’s web site:
http://www.newamericancentury.org/index.html
Here is the address for their main offices:
1150 17th St. NW
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20036

Here is a statement from their FrontPage:

"The Project for the New American Century is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to a few fundamental propositions: that American leadership is good both for America and for the world; that such leadership requires military strength, diplomatic energy and commitment to moral principle; and that too few political leaders today are making the case for global leadership.

The Project for the New American Century intends, through issue briefs, research papers, advocacy journalism, conferences, and seminars, to explain what American world leadership entails. It will also strive to rally support for a vigorous and principled policy of American international involvement and to stimulate useful public debate on foreign and defense policy and America's role in the world."

Written by:
William Kristol, Chairman

This is the textbook for the current White House and look what they try to push as honest reports on world policy and intelligence findings:

Iraq's Attempts to Acquire Uranium from Niger, Project Memorandum, Gary Schmitt, July 14, 2004
9-11 Commission Confirms Iraq-al Qaeda Ties, Project Memorandum, Daniel McKivergan, July 22, 2004

This is false information that the 9-11 commission has already refuted and debunked.

Look at this:
http://www.newamericancentury.org/iraq-20040615.htm

Quote:
"It will be fascinating to watch whether these Sunni officials can keep their balance without recourse to ever-more severe anti-Americanism - a tried-and-true approach for rousing Sunni Arabs. If the legitimacy of the Sunni members of the interim government evaporates completely before January 2005, the date for the first round of national elections, it will be difficult for a Sunni center to hold. And without this lodestone, the preparation and execution of elections throughout the Sunni triangle will be daunting. Especially since Fallujah, and after the transfer of sovereignty on June 30, a vocal Sunni minority can probably check U.S. counterinsurgency operations that could offer protection to those who don't want insurrectionists dictating the politics of their towns"

They want conflict and they are "fascinated" by these prospects.
This is because the people of Iraq are mainly all Muslims and the Project does not care what happens as long as they can still roll in tanks and bomb people who do not accept Christ and also sit on oil.

Just read through their links, look at what they are planning for the world AND the USA.

Look at this:
http://www.newamericancentury.org/defense-20040809.htm

These are their plans and they will be brought to term.

There is no conspiracy, shadowed activity, or black operations in any of this.
It is very cut and dry racism and creedist hate mongering.
These people are bloodthirsty and they have built up the media network and ground rules for the next movement of leadership based solely on servitude to entropy.
Nothing in history comes closer then the dossiers and books written by Hitler and the chief members of the SS or anything you might read on web sites for the KKK or Neo-Nazi party.

A quick flash reveiw:
http://www.knife-party.net/flash/barry.html

Eveyone have fun at the Inauguration.
Make your message clear and direct and do not sink to their level.