Tag: President Obama

Cascadians Drop Banner During Obama Fundraising Visit

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by John Williams Barack Obama has failed to halt any wars and has greatly expanded presidential power, despite promises to carry out different policies than his predecessor George W. Bush. At noon today, several members of the Cascadia Now! Movement gathered across from Obama’s Portland fundraiser event and dropped a large banner depicting a Sasquatch…

The Pot Calls the Kettle Black

by Vargus Pike Once again in America the pot is calling the kettle black. In a grandstand maneuver, our illustrious president stands tall with Elie Wiesel at the national Holocaust museum to speak out against the governments of Syria and Iran and the way they control their citizens’ internet and phone access. Meanwhile, the NSA…

The Other Side

From the holdings of the National Archives and Records Administration.

By David Glenn Cox There is a common story to our lives. It is a story of love and loss, joys and regrets. We all share in these things equally and we are all locked inside of our times. It began as a simple conversation about how much things had changed in America since the…

Ron Wyden Challenges Obama on Surveillance

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Wired’s Threat-Level blog reported on Thursday, March 15 on the efforts of Oregon Senator Ron Wyden and Colorado Senator Mark Udall to urge President Obama to release information about Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act Court (FISA), which they say has over-interpreted the Patriot Act, creating the most expansive surveillance powers for the Federal government yet. The…

Occupy Portland Marches Against War

by Adam Rothstein On February 12th, Occupy Portland and allies came together to protest the next war, before it even started. The event was billed as “March and Rally to Stop the War of the 1%”. In recent months the rhetoric of aggression towards Iran by the United States has stepped up, with military exercises…

Occupy’s Valley Forge Winter – Part 1

by Arlo Stone Occupy Wall Street began September 17th. Popular? Within a month, over 1,500 cities or towns nationwide had an Occupy movement. Occupy Poughkeepsie for chrissakes. Within 2 months it was pandemic. DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Salt Lake, Chicago, New Orleans, Dallas, Oakland, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland, Oakland, LA, every large metro had an…