Monthly Archives: June 2014

The Stock Market and Democracy

When it comes to conflict, I have to drop the Socratic advice Know Thyself. I would rather Know Your Enemy. In the case of economic justice, that means I read The Economist, a London-based weekly newsmagazine which caters to the … Continue reading

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Community and Postal Workers United — Tuesday Night at the Peace House

Your Intrepid Reporter attended the meeting, Tuesday at 7 pm, at the 18th Street Peace House, of Community and Postal Workers United. The group, which I’ve worked with for about a year, is organizing resistance, both locally and nationally, to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Global, Jamie Partridge, John Schweibert, Local government, Pacific Green Party, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Health Care for All Oregon, the 2014 annual meeting

Saturday morning Your Intrepid Reporter attended, as the Liaison of the Pacific Green Party, the Annual Meeting of Health Care for All Oregon, held here in Portland at the Universalist Unitarian Church. The proceedings went from around ten in the … Continue reading

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Two Deaths

At breakfast yesterday the older of my two sons (both attend Grant High School, a few blocks from where we live) told me that his end-of-year “presentation” had been interrupted by a lockdown. The door was locked, the business of … Continue reading

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The Fall of Mosul

The U.S. military lost the Iraq War. If you don’t credit that judgement, consider the view of the fairly conservative Christian Science Monitor: The ISIS [militant so-called ‘terrorist’ Islamicist group active in both Syria and Iraq] victory is a signature … Continue reading

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An Accurate Arab View of U.S. Israeli Policy

From an article posted today in Al Jazeera entitled “For U.S. foreign policy, ‘left’ and ‘right’ have little meaning”: Nothing sets the political compass spinning like Washington’s sponsorship of Israel — which turns the fiscal conservative into a Keynesian, the … Continue reading

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The Meeting in Yalta

Diana Johnstone lays out the very public planning of a turn to the West by the Ukraine. As we know, the failure by Yanukovitch to sign the so-called DCFTA precipitated the regime change of February 2014. In September 2013, one … Continue reading

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