Voting Against Values - by Mark E. Smith

Today, while at the organic food cooperative where I do most of my shopping, I ran into one of their founders, a dear man, a good man, and a man I've known for many years and happen to like. He and his wife, the co-op's general manager, helped take the co-op from a hippie storefront thirty years ago, to the multi-million dollar business it is today.

Voting to Die - by Mark E. Smith

First I'm going to copy the latest articles by Ace Hoffman about restarting the San Onofre nuclear power plant, and then I'm going to explain why the problem is not the regulators or those who appointed them, but those who vote to grant them the power to kill us all:

A Jury of Her Peers? The U.S. Re-trial of Beatrice Munyenyezi - by keith harmon snow

Beatrice Munyenyezi is a Rwandan woman who survived the genocides in both Rwanda (1991-1995) and Congo (1994-1998), both of which were facilitated by Paul Kagame and the U.S.

Chavez, Iraq, Manning, BP and more - by Bill Blum

The Anti-Empire Report #114

By William Blum – Published March 11th, 2013

Hugo Chávez

I once wrote about Chilean president Salvador Allende:

Where did the 11 million missing voters go? - by Mark S. Tucker

In the last part of this issue of Veritas Vampirus, Mark S. Tucker asks a very significant question.

Thinking About Chris Dorner - by Mark E. Smith

I'd posted what purported to be Dorner's manifesto on Fubar, but I've since deleted it as it turns out to be at least partly faked.

What If Nobody Showed Up To Vote? by CTraffik - (music video)

Recent Zapatista Communiques - by Subcomandante Marcos

[There are videos and music that accompany these messages, but since I'm on dial-up I cannot watch or listen to them, no less repost them here. But I have included the links and given the link to the source from which I copied each message, so if you have broadband, you can find them there. --Mark]

It Has Happened Here in America: The Police State is Real - by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts

 
The Bush regime’s response to 9/11 and the Obama regime’s validation of this response have destroyed accountable democratic government in the United States.
So much unaccountable power has been concentrated in the executive branch that the US Constitution is no longer an operable document.
Whether a person believes

How Obama Is Reversing the Civil Rights Movement - by Mark E. Smith

For anyone who hasn't already read Dougla A. Blackmon's book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, it is a must read. You can find the publisher's review along with reviews by many readers on amazon, goodreads, and many other sites.

Egypt’s Constitutional Referendum: Did President Morsi Hijack Democracy? - by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

 
Egypt Referendum

President Morsi created a

For Zapatistas and Supporters - (some recent messages)

Thought I'd repost some recent stuff from the Blog of the Wellington Zapatista Support Group. I'll post the link below each segment, but you may have to go to the original Spanish to find all the links mentioned.

Lynne Stewart: As Fucked Up As It Gets - by Mark E. Smith

Lynne Stewart, the attorney who is serving a ten year sentence because she refused to express remorse for having done the right thing, has had a recurrence and metastasis of cancer and is unable to get proper treatment. Here are some links to the story:

A Penny for Your Thoughts--Six Billion for Your Vote - by Deborra Ann Low


$6 billion was blown on the 2012 election cycle. Along with that expense comes
one overall goal ? the legitimacy of the state. And even with that whopping

Anarchy Is Not Chaos, Peace Is Not Chaos - by Mark E. Smith

I knew nothing about the Spanish revolution until recently, but
reading some books has been very enlightening. Here's a portion from a
chapter called "The Clandestine Revolution," in the book Durruti in
the Spanish Revolution
by Abel Paz, that I've just finished

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