Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Is Terroism the Enemy We Face?

(9/11 Terror)

Our enemies are
not terrorism,
tanks, or bombs.

These are tactics.
And this has
nothing to do
with semantics. (Terror in Iraq)

Our enemies are people who commit
acts of agression which include murder,
rape, residential bombings, homicide
attacks, home destruction, crop
destruction, and invasions of soverign

When leaders of other
nations commit these (Gaza Terror)
crimes or finance those
who commit these crimes....
or when our own leaders
commit these crimes in
our names, this surrender
to fear and the tactics
of terror makes them,
and us, criminals.

In a nation ruled by law,
murder is wrong and
peace is preferable.
When we have strong,
credible, leaders we can
secure lasting peace,
repair infrastructure,
achieve reconciliation,
reform alliances, and
rebuild what irresponsible
felons have destroyed.

And we must end the occupations.
We can begin by telling the truth.

best regards, Tim

Thursday, April 23, 2009


A celebration of workers' rights.
We have economic issues on the table,
and this is a critical forum.

Things to bring:
Yourself, your friends and family,
your organization or union, posters,
puppets, music, banners, information,
and inspiration.

If anyone wants to speak to those who attend:
email MayDayOutreach@gmail.com
or call 503-236-5573.
Organizing meetings are Tuesdays,
6:30pm at Voz, 1131 SE Oak
(in the St. Francis office)

best regards,


Mayday! PDX May Day: May 1st 2009
May Day 2009
Friday, May 1st
,South Park Blocks,downtown Portland!
1:00 PM - Posters and Party!
4:00 PM - Rally (speakers and entertainment)!
5:00 PM - MARCH!

Help us get the word out!!!
Color Flyer1 -
download, print out,and hit the streets
and your favorite cafes!
ColorFlyer2, Colorflyer3 !

- leaflet those movie lines, grocery stores and the roller derby!
More information at http://www.peaceresource.org/
To download a handbill click here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Who Obama is and where we go from here.

Barack Obama
was the lesser of evils.
A Rockefeller Republican
at best and an unapologetic
corporatist at heart.

He did not fool progressives.
We knew who he was and
heard what he said.

On the plus side:
He will strenghten unions and
help to rebuild the middle class.
He may accomplish incremental improvements in
health-care access and redirect education funding.
His efforts towards rebuilding infrastructure,
and resuming productive research and development
are useful reforms will do much to repair the
economic meltdown orchestrated by the
Republican right wing. His eloquence
and intelligence will improve our
relations with both
allies and enemies.

On the downside:
He will expand the war, allow corporate transnationals to
define and set costs for our healthcare, and ignore
constitutional transgressions of the Bush administration
and their sponsors. The precedents he will allow to go
unchallenged do not bode well for our nation.

If we are lucky, we may persuade him to reconsider some
of his more egregious decisions, but out of concern for
self-preservation,(not wanting to get shot) he may not
deliver the change hoped for. But he beats the heck
out of the McLain-Palin disaster.

In 2012 we can rid the party of those who supported Bush.
And perhaps in 2016 we can elect a progressive reformer
willing, in the liberal American tradition, to challenge
the status quo. Someone who can stand up for working people,
jobs with justice, and universal health-care and education.