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Detainee list [20 Apr 2006|10:47am]

Reading the Guardian this morning to find that the names of the Guantanamo prisoners have been released. The list of names can be found here.

"The list has previously been seen by members of the Red Cross, but was only publicly released after the Associated Press news agency sued US authorities under the freedom of information act.

It numbers all the detainees who have appeared at hearings in Guantánamo Bay to determine their combatant status."
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Freedom Winter [03 Jan 2006|10:34am]
CALLING ALL ACTIVISTS to help stop the confirmation of Samuel Alito. Join the Feminist Majority Foundation and the National Organization of Women in the Freedom Winter of 2006. http://www.feministcampus.org/FreedomWinter06/

In 1964, thousands of students from across the country traveled to Mississippi and other Southern states to register and mobilize African American voters in unprecedented numbers. It was the famous 1964 Freedom Summer of the Civil Rights Movement that focused the nation's attention on the injustices of racial bigotry and hatred.

Now with the threat to turn back the clock on Title IX, Access to Abortion, Birth Control, Affirmative Action, the Civil Rights Acts, Voting Rights, and other gains for women and people of color, it is time to once again mobilize a massive student campaign--this time to save women's rights and civil rights.

On January 9, 2006, Judge Samuel Alito's Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin to replace retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Alito's Nomination Can AND Must Be Stopped! Judge Alito has been very clear in his writings that he does not support “racial and ethnic quotas,” which is code language for being against affirmative action. His disdain for Americans' constitutional right to privacy extends even to allowing the strip search of a 10-year-old girl. Not only could he very well be the decisive vote to reverse Roe v. Wade, his vote could roll back sex and race discrimination law and undermine important legislation such as the Family and Medical Leave Act.

What are we doing?
- Calling our senators to let them know we do NOT support Alito and we want them to vote against his nomination.
- Asking everyone we know to call their senators to vote against Alito.
- Visiting our senators on Capital Hill to ask them to vote against Alito.
- Holding press conferences about our opposition to Alito.
- Activating every community we can find to spread the word about the Freedom Winter and to STOP ALITO.

Why are we doing it?
- A woman's fundamental right to determine when and whether to bear children will be in real trouble if we replace Sandra Day O'Connor with a Supremee Court justice who demonstrates such obvious hostility to our rights. Judge Alito would likely be the 5th vote to reverse Roe v. Wade, because his dissent in Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey shows that he is willing to stand alone in attacking a woman's right to reproductive choice.

- Even with the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, it is expensive and difficult for a waomn or person of color to bring a successful action alleging employment discrimation to court. In several strong dissents, Alito advocated making it easier for judges to dismiss these cases before they ever get to a jury, by setting up higher and higher hurdles for victims to meet before they even get a chance to prove their case to a jury of their peers.

- If Judge Alito's positin had won the day in Doe v. Groody, police would have unfettered freedom to reinterpret the terms of search warrants. The fourth amendment guarantees the right to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures and it should not be up to the discretion of a polcie officer how far to extend the terms of a search warrant. Furthermore, allowing a strip search of a woamn and 10-year-old girl who weren't even named in the warrant demonstrates a deep disregard for their privacy rights and bodily integrity.

- In D.R. v. Middle Bucks Area Vocational Technical School, Judge Alito demonstrated a complete misunderstanding of the devastating experience of sexual abuse on a young girl, in this case, a hearing-impaired girl, in a school estting where she should have been able to expect safety and security. This is another example of Alito's inclination to interpret civil rights statutes narrowly, depriving individuals of legal protections and of their day in court.

To get involved with this effort, click here: http://www.feministcampus.org/FreedomWinter06/
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Hi! [19 Dec 2005|08:50pm]

I'm Taylor and I hate Bush. :D

Ooh, and I'm new! So hi!
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Hello [14 Aug 2005|02:20pm]

[ mood | giddy ]

I just discovered this community...love the name.
Can I join even though I'm a Canadian?
I promise I'll play nice.

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Lab Magazine | July Issue | Women's International Inequality [16 Jul 2005|09:36pm]

"The clamor of Chalibans (the Right-Wing Fundamentalist counterparts of the Taliban) on the hunt is getting closer and, if you're a woman of child-bearing age or are about to become one, they're aiming for you." - L. Grant

"Making abortion illegal won't stop abortions from occurring; it will only force abortion underground." - Jordan Monge

"These programs ensure that kids aren't even taught where to get condoms or how to use them, because they "don't work." Now you're probably wondering why this article is in an issue on women's inequality. I'm here to tell you that these abstinence-only programs not only spread disinformation, they're sexist." - Anonymous

"Of course. When poverty-stricken citizens are evicted from their homes by Target for pennies, the first thing they're going to do is shop at Target." - Nuvie

"Gays and Lesbians must insist on full civil rights now not because their bodies are somehow genetically deformed (and thus "fixable") but because they are citizens entitled to those rights by the legal document that is not just the heart, but the very bedrock of this country." - Benevolus

Fake News

"Starburst manufacturers have also merged with Exodus International, the famous Ex-Gay Ministry, to bring forward their new line of StraightBurst chews."

"CNN's senior vice president Sid Bedingfield announced this new division after Jon Stewart's searing comments of CNN on The Daily Show, noting that, 'We already lie to the public and cover up the real scandals, why not get some publicity for it?'"
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It May Be Okay...Hmm...Still Thinking [27 Jun 2005|09:26pm]

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Okay I first heard about the Supreme Court wanting to remove the "Ten Commandments" from court houses all around the country. I think it may be right that they do this because you don't see "The Koran" in a courtroom when a Islamic person goes to trial or you don't see the "Wiccan Rede" posted anywhere. I certainly hope it this works out...

A sharply divided Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of displaying the Ten Commandments on government land, but drew the line on displays inside courthouses, saying they violated the doctrine of separation of church and state.

Sending dual signals in closely watched cases, the high court said displays of the Ten Commandments — like their own courtroom frieze — are not inherently unconstitutional. But each exhibit demands scrutiny to determine whether it goes too far in amounting to a governmental promotion of religion, the court said in a case involving Kentucky courthouse exhibits.

In that 5-4 ruling and another ruling, involving the positioning of a 6-foot granite monument of the Ten Commandments on the grounds of the Texas capitol, Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was the swing vote. The second ruling, likewise, was 5-4.

In a stinging dissent to the ruling involving Kentucky's courthouse exhibits, Justice Antonin Scalia declared: "What distinguishes the rule of law from the dictatorship of a shifting Supreme Court majority is the absolutely indispensable requirement that judicial opinions be grounded in consistently applied principle."

The justices voting on the prevailing side in the Kentucky case left themselves legal wiggle room, saying that some displays inside courthouses — like their own courtroom frieze — would be permissible if they're portrayed neutrally in order to honor the nation's legal history.

But framed copies in two Kentucky courthouses went too far in endorsing religion, the court held. Those courthouse displays are unconstitutional, the justices said, because their religious content is overemphasized.

In contrast, a 6-foot-granite monument on the grounds of the Texas Capitol — one of 17 historical displays on the 22-acre lot — was determined to be a legitimate tribute to the nation's legal and religious history.

The cases are McCreary County v. ACLU, 03-1693, and Van Orden v. Perry, 03-1500.

For more on the cases, Click Here.

Internet File Sharing

Internet file-sharing services will be held responsible if they intend for their customers to use software primarily to swap songs and movies illegally, the Supreme Court ruled, rejecting warnings that the lawsuits will stunt growth of cool tech gadgets such as the next iPod.

The unanimous decision sends the case back to lower court, which had ruled in favor of file-sharing services Grokster Ltd. and StreamCast Networks Inc. on the grounds that the companies couldn't be sued. The justices said there was enough evidence of unlawful intent for the case to go to trial.

At issue was whether the file-sharing services should be held liable even if they have no direct control over what millions of online users are doing with the software they provide for free. As much as 90 percent of songs and movies copied on the file-sharing networks are downloaded illegally, according to music industry filings.

The entertainment industry said it needed protection against the billions of dollars in revenue they lose to illegal swapping. Consumer groups worried that expanded liability will stifle the technology revolution of the last two decades that brought video cassette recorders, MP3 players and Apple's iPod.

The case is Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios v. Grokster, 04-480.

For more on the case, Click Here.

Reporter's Privilege to Refuse to Identify Confidential Sources

The Supreme Court rejected appeals from two journalists who have refused to testify before a grand jury about the leak of an undercover CIA officer's identity.

The cases asked the court to revisit an issue that it last dealt with more than 30 years ago — whether reporters can be jailed or fined for refusing to identify their sources.

Time magazine's Matthew Cooper and The New York Times' Judith Miller, who filed the appeals, face up to 18 months in jail for refusing to reveal sources as part of an investigation into who divulged the name of CIA officer Valerie Plame.

Plame's name was first made public in 2003 by columnist Robert Novak, who cited unidentified senior Bush administration officials for the information. The column appeared after Plame's husband, former Ambassador Joseph Wilson, wrote a newspaper opinion piece criticizing the Bush administration's claim that Iraq sought uranium in Niger.

Disclosure of an undercover intelligence officer's identity can be a federal crime and a government investigation is in its second year. No charges have been brought.

U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald of Chicago, the special counsel handling the probe, told justices that the only unfinished business is testimony from Cooper and Miller.

Cooper reported on Plame, while Miller gathered material for an article about the intelligence officer but never wrote a story.

A federal judge held the reporters in contempt last fall, and an appeals court rejected their argument that the First Amendment shielded them from revealing their sources in the federal criminal proceeding.

The cases are Miller v. United States, 04-1507, and Cooper v. United States, 04-1508.

For more on the cases, Click Here.

Restricting Internet Access

The Supreme Court ruled that cable companies may keep rival Internet providers from using their lines, a decision that will limit competition and consumers' choices.

The 6-3 decision is a victory for the Bush administration, which sought exclusive control to promote broadband investment from deep-pocketed cable companies.

More than 19 million homes have cable broadband service. At issue is whether cable Internet access is a "telecommunications service" under federal law that makes it subject to strict FCC rules requiring companies to provide access to independent providers.

The FCC said no, voting in March 2002 to exempt cable companies from the strict rules to stir more investment. The agency reasoned that high-speed Internet over cable was just an "information service," making it different from phone companies.

Consumer groups, however, argued that subscribers should be able to choose their own Internet service provider rather than be forced to use the cable company. Left unregulated, cable companies will monopolize the market, with unfettered ability to raise prices and restrict content for their business advantage, they said.

The cases are National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. Brand X Internet Services, 04-277; FCC v. Brand X Internet Services, 04-281.

For more on the cases, Click Here.

Restraining Orders

The Supreme Court ruled that police cannot be sued for how they enforce restraining orders, ending a lawsuit by a Colorado woman who claimed police did not do enough to prevent her estranged husband from killing her three young daughters.

Jessica Gonzales did not have a constitutional right to police enforcement of the court order against her husband, the court said in a 7-2 opinion.

City governments had feared that if the court ruled the other way, it would unleash a potentially devastating flood of cases that could bankrupt municipal governments.

Gonzales contended that police did not do enough to stop her estranged husband, who took the three daughters from the front yard of her home in June 1999 in violation of a restraining order.

Hours later Simon Gonzales died in a gun fight with officers outside a police station. The bodies of the three girls, ages 10, 9 and 7, were in his truck.

Gonzales argued that she was entitled to sue based on her rights under the 14th Amendment and under Colorado law that says officers shall use every reasonable means to enforce a restraining order. She contended that her restraining order should be considered property under the 14th Amendment and that it was taken from her without due process when police failed to enforce it.

The case is Castle Rock, Colo., v. Gonzales, 04-278.

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Hello...Bush Sucks [27 Jun 2005|09:13pm]

[ mood | content ]

My name’s Erica. I’m a seventeen year old female living in the state of Pennsylvania. I was born with a mild case of Cerebral Palsy. For the many of you who don’t know what Cerebral Palsy is, I will explain. Cerebral Palsy is a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular impairment and speech disturbances. I do have muscular impairment, but I do not have any problems with speaking. I walk with two supports called poles, (usually referred to as ski poles or plungers), and I wear a brace on each of my legs. I’m legally blind and my right eye is what the doctors refer to as a Lazy Eye. If you look at my glasses from a side view, you will realize that one lens is thicker than the other lens. I am a bi-sexual female. I’m not the type to discriminate against anyone. I consider myself to be very loving, caring, passionate, considerate, outgoing, friendly, and willing. Some people may disagree with this, while others who know me and what I’m like simply agree. I’m not saying that I’m perfect, because nobody is, we all have our flaws. People view other people in different shades of light at times and sometimes judge by the first impression, which I personally think is a huge mistake because as I said earlier nobody’s perfect and everybody has their flaws. I’m spiritually confused, but have figured out that I am honestly going to just follow my heart in what I believe. I was raised Roman Catholic while growing up, but I have developed a very bitter taste towards Organized Religion. I am the type of person who rather be feeling the power of the supreme being in which I believe outdoors, not stuck inside some man made church with air conditioning. It just doesn’t seem right to me anymore. I feel as though I’m honestly leading back into wanting to study more of the Wiccan and Pagan beliefs. I love Scott Cunningham’s works of literature and find him to be very resourceful when it comes to my studies. He just explains everything in an easy to understand manner. Wiccan and Pagan beliefs is what I feel is right for me. I didn’t say that you had to agree with me or disagree, but try to accept me for whom I am. If you can’t do that and you want to judge me, then you’re simply just a waste of my time. I don’t want to lose friendships, but I want to try to remain friends with people of all different cultures, ethic backgrounds, sexual orientations, political views, races, creeds, religious beliefs, societal beliefs (etc. etc.). It’s quite all right if people don’t agree with my beliefs or anything or tell me that it’s wrong and evil because every person is entitled to their own opinion. It’s okay to listen to what other people’s opinions about you are, but keep in mind that they are exactly that, opinions. I am senior this school year and I’m definitely ready to graduate and leave behind my treacherous high school days. Please don’t get me wrong, there will be a few people that I will miss, but other people I simply just won’t care about. I want to get out and explore the world. Once out of high school so far I plan to major in Elementary education. Blessed Be~ELW

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[14 Jun 2005|03:49pm]
Has anyone got videos of GWBush? (.mov, .mpeg, .wmv) Any and all video would be appreciated ^_^
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re: the energy bill due out on the senate floor on mon. if activism= your thing, PLEASE HELP! [10 Jun 2005|10:44pm]

We would like @ least 100 copies of this letter sent to the sen. specter and santorum's energy aids that the Center for Creative Cooperation met with in DC on Wednesday, 8 June 2005. (letter = under this lj cut)Collapse )
Present at the meeting were 5 representatives (including myself) from a newly formed NEPA "activist umbrella" called The Center for Creative Cooperation, which is a center for activists groups who support sane energy policies, environmentalism and general social justice issues to coalesce and support one another. The Center fully advocates the autonomy of each group, but is in place to help garner support and numbers for grass roots organizations.

The first section of the letter highlights some of what they SAID to us during out 90 minute conversation/debate. The second section is what WE support (as the Center for Creative Cooperation). Between all of us and our groups, these aides, Mr. Dower and Mr. Beynon, need to receive at least 100 hundred of these emailed letters this weekend, since the energy bill hits the Senate floor Monday.

We fully understand that these letters may not change the course of energy bill history. HOWEVER

1. These letters will put these guys on notice that we weren't kidding when we said that we represented a "strong coalition of concerned citizen groups," I wasn't making it up - they need to know we have some numbers here.

2. They understand that for every letter they get, there are 10 more people in our groups who support what the letter says.

Please, spread the word to groups/people who you think may be interested........we would like @ least 100 letters/emails to be sent to these guys by monday.

If they only get a few, our impact int he future will be considerably less--if they get more than a few, we will matter more. GRASS ROOTS WORKS ON NUMBERS - So let's show them we have numbers!!!

All you have to do with the letter is:

paste the following two emails into the address line:
Matthew_Beynon@santorum.senate.gov Thomas_Dower@specter.senate.gov

if you know friends or other PA groups who would be interested in voicing similar (or the same) concerns, please forward this email to them, and have them send this message (or something similar...) to the email addresses listed above.

then, please sign your name (and address if you're from PA) under the "sincerely".

One more thing, i have recently started a (potentially... still have to file the paper work) non-profit group called S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty). The only requirement to support this group is to be a student or a supporter of students/student action, so if you are interested in this (and you do not have to be a PA resident to "join") please let me know via a comment and if you are interested and choose to send a letter to san/spects reps please include something like:

Amie Monte
Member of S.A.F.E.R. (Student Action for Environmental Responsibilty)

after the closing "sincerely" of the letter.

thanks! if anyone has any ?'s about the meeting/lobbying for a sane energy policy lemme know:)


one more time: the letter we would like forwardedCollapse )

and please comment if you are forwarding the message because we would like to keep track of how many emails are being sent to the senators. thanks!!!

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[27 May 2005|07:54am]

Female Orgasm: Proof Of God
Science can't explain it, evolution can't understand it and men can only lie there in awe
By Mark Morford, SF Gate Columnist

Friday, May 27, 2005

Women have orgasms because they can. Women have orgasms because it's the right thing to do.
Women have orgasms because by and large they refuse to launch monstrous ultraviolent illegal soul-deadening wars over oilsucking phallocentric powermad landwhoring BS powergrabs and therefore they fully deserve all the inexplicable otherworldly cosmically infused clitorally energized pleasures they can get.

Did you catch that keyword? That note of strangeness? It was right there, in the word inexplicable. Because apparently, as far as science is concerned and despite the obvious reasons I assert above, no one really seems to know exactly why women have orgasms at all.

Observe, won't you, a new book by a soft-spoken scientist named Dr. Elisabeth Lloyd, from Indiana U, that basically claims there is no justifiable evolutionary need for the female orgasm whatsoever, that it really serves no known biological purpose and that it's becoming, therefore, increasingly obsolete and redundant and more or less unnecessary.

Note how much fun Dr. Lloyd must be at parties. Or on a date.

After all, the book concludes, the clitoris merely exists to create excitement to promote reproduction, but the female orgasm is merely a weird biological afterthought, a remembrance of things past, a wisp of a hint of something that came long before that maybe only our ape ancestors could fully appreciate and make good use of, mostly for generating a more potent, primitive urge to make little furry ape babies.

But now witness, argues the book, the heartbreaking number of modern non-ape women who have tragically low or nonexistent sex drives but who still feel absolutely compelled to pop out a nice brood of offspring. The female orgasm, clearly, ain't for procreation. It has no effect on the transport of sperm. It doesn't drive maternal desire. So, if the urge to orgasm has no connection with the urge to procreate, why do women get them at all?

This is the great thing about science. It gets all flabbergasted and confounded and scrunchy when confronted with things it doesn't quite understand and that it can't quite figure out and that don't fit into neat categories, especially if said things are astounding explosive events that make women moan and writhe and gasp and grin and feel their deep inborn prelapsarian connection to just about all of eternity, in the space of about 17 seconds.

There is no room in this mode of science for, you know, mystery. There is no room for the deeply funky or the hotly mystical, the moist divine wild card. This is because stiff little science tends to cram all possibility for a given explanation into the great maw of cold beautiful logic and spits out, sadly and tellingly and almost without fail, the cosmic hunks of mystical possibility as if they were indigestible bones.

That scientific view is, of course, one way to look at it. There is, naturally, another.

Let us open up a little, go deep and explore and probe further and say, ahh yes. Because it can also be very easily argued that the female orgasm is, quite simply, the Great Mystical Link, the hot divine thing that connects and communicates and interrelates between heaven and Earth, mind and body, soul and sky, dream state and anal bead, Astroglide and God.

Maybe, in other words, the female orgasm doesn't need a purely biological purpose. Maybe it's about something more. Maybe it has -- dare we say it? -- a spiritual purpose. Vibrational. Transcendental. Gasp! Hide the children.

Well, why not? Have you seen a wild female orgasm lately? Have you borne witness? Because you really, really should. One good look and the fact comes clear: The thing is at once directly hardwired to the deep chthonic Earth while at the same time has the bright shimmering cosmos on speed dial. It's true. It's obvious. Any good and deeply felt female climax is clearly a subatomic vibrational pulse of such unusual and kaleidoscopic frequency that the only ones who can truly hear its messages are purple orchids and bright red snakes and the aliens who built the Great Pyramids. All hail.

So then. If you want to argue that anything has been lost to the mists of time and awareness, let's argue that. Let's lament the demise of that link, the great orgasmic disconnect, the massive cultural spin downward toward sexual terror and orgasmic stagnation and Laura Bush.

In other words, let's argue that the female orgasm, far from becoming obsolete and useless, is more necessary and vital than ever before, because it is the orgasm that allows us a glimpse of what lies beyond, of what we can become, of all that there is and all we want to be and all we want to become and it's all wrapped up in a white-hot moment of transcendental moaning hope. Plus, as I understand it, they're just tremendous amounts of fun.

So now, if Lloyd's book is to be believed, the fact that women are losing the orgasmic impulse, the fact that the female water slide is not worshipped and studied and taught like a joyful religion or glorious deity in this dazed and confused and Bush-ravaged culture, and the sad fact that every girl is not given a new Hitachi Magic Wand as a beautiful rite of passage when she hits 14, these are more than merely the great tragedies of our age. They might very well be the things keeping us from progressing at all.

Which is to say, deny the power of the mystico-erotic spiritual gasp at your peril. Look to science to explain away all our slick needful quiverings as mere rote mechanical factions, and watch the spirit wither and cringe and say uh, hello, over here, please, what the hell is wrong with you people?

The female orgasm is just useless fun? Just a vestigial remnant of our licentious monkey ancestors, increasingly obsolete and something that will soon be completely replaced with lots of yawning and sighing and a slow steady gaze at the ceiling as she ponders paint colors for the kitchen while the man sweats and grunts and enjoys 2.3 minutes of primitive emasculated gorilla lust? Hardly. Leave that for the Republicans and the Christian Right.

Woman's orgasm has no evolutionary purpose? Bull. Woman's orgasm is proof of evolution, baby. Spiritual, karmic, celestial evolution. It is what propels us forward, brings us light and awareness and deep laughing cosmic moan and makes much of life worth living. And if we lose our grip on that notion and insist on devolving at our current rate, we will be in deep trouble indeed.

Magic Wands all around, Dr. Lloyd. It's the right thing to do.
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[10 May 2005|11:20am]

help protect choice in california
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it's saturday night and i hurt my back so it's time to troll. [30 Apr 2005|09:33pm]


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New Feature [22 Apr 2005|04:30pm]
Put YOUR headlines and YOUR name on Nuvolab.com! Don't rely on CNN or FOX; promote peace and equality with the headlines that matter most!

*Must be a registered member of Nexus to post. Membership is free.

Latest News: The July issue of Lab Magazine will be a double issue focusing on Women's International Inequality. You are all welcome to write articles ^_^
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Chaliban [04 Apr 2005|07:02pm]
" ... the Chaliban: those Fundamentalist American counterparts of the Taliban and other Muslim extremists who, like them, own The Truth and all legitimate interpretations of it."

"The comparisons between Taliban and Chaliban could fill several books if not articles, but what is clear and invidious is the fact that their God seems to command the same end: a rollback to the past. To a time when all men were kings of their cardboard castles and women and lesser beings knew their place, which was to accept without question the king. A time when women were barefoot, pregnant and silent ..."

Read more from Lab Magazine at http://www.nuvolab.com/zine/April05/6.html
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Intro [04 Mar 2005|03:10pm]
Hiya, I'm Nuvie, I'm a guy, but who cares? This community rocks!

(I'm the Exec. Director for a peace/equality site, forum, and eZine)
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[28 Feb 2005|04:48am]

I don't know if this is allowed here, so I'll delete it if it's not.

Just telling you all about this really awesome community jim_perne. Come share you rants, your writings, on feminism, queer revolutions, fat positive, sexuality, whatever!

we're cool, we promise ;D
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[26 Feb 2005|03:56pm]

hey everyone, i'm kathleen, 18, live in MIDLAND, tx (real bushwhacking country...ugh)...anyway,

has anyone heard of molly braun? she was going for the democratic nomination along with wesley clark. so far, these two people are the only ones willing to change the "don't ask, don't tell" policy. any thoughts on that? another thing. some retarded conservative said that hilary clinton would never be able to land the dem. nomination for next election...possible? "if kerry didn't get it, than she sure as hell won't."
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Ursula K. Le Guin and SciFi [13 Feb 2005|10:19am]


I've submitted an announcement of a new community, save_earthsea, to community_promo. I'm hoping it will appear so I can direct people who are interested to it. This is about the SciFi channel adaptation of Le Guin's Earthsea series last year, making nearly all the characters white. (Which Le Guin HATED: http://www.ursulakleguin.com/UKL_info.html.)

I'll post here if the announcement comes up. Meanwhile, I'm going to need to x-post this invite to a number of multiracial, feminist, environmentalist and sf-related communities, though I'm going to try to stagger the specialties so it doesn't appear as spam.

Thanks for reading.
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Heya... [08 Feb 2005|04:26pm]


I just joined this community, so i figured id give you an intro... Im 16 (young, i know...), and live in Somerset, in the U.K. Ive been 'watching' Bush from all the way over here. He's the biggest retard ive ever seen! No offence, but somethings wrong with your electoral system...

*whines* how the hell did he get to have another 4 years? He's screwing up America, let alone the rest of the planet...!

*pauses* sorry-thats not really an intro is it?

I just really hate G.W.Bush...!

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[26 Jan 2005|05:01pm]

Hello ladies! I stumbled upon this community and am very excited to read everything you all have to say.

I just posted this pro-gay-marriage rant in my journal and figured I'd copy it here.
Also, I saw the name of this community and immediately thought "they need my icon!" Haha.

Amy Lee

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