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Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 23, 2013, 03:12 PM (0 replies)

Zog Nit Keyn Mol

Zog nit keyn mol az du geyst dem letsten veg
Khotsh himlen blayene farsthtelen bloye teg
Kumen vet nokh undzer oysgebenkte sha'ah
S'vet a poyk ton undzer trot mir zaynen do! ...

Never say that you are walking the final road
Though leaden skies obscure blue days
The hour we have been longing for will still come
Our steps will drum – we are here! ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 23, 2013, 02:58 AM (0 replies)

Wikileaks Party Lurches .. Right: Preferences Fascists, Mens-righters and Gun-lovers above .. Greens

August 18, 2013 · by davidjackmanson

Just two days after Wikileaks Party Senate candidate for Victoria, Julian Assange, raised eyebrows by praising US anti-abortion politicians Ron Paul and Senator Rand Paul, the Wikileaks Party revealed a new attempt to appeal to the far Right. In official election tickets lodged with the Australian Electoral Commission, they have said they want the fascist Australia First Party, the pro-shooting-in-National-Parks Shooters and Fishers Party , and the “mens rights activist” Non-Custodial Parents Party to win a seat instead of the Australian Greens. In New South Wales, if you take the easy option and just tick the Wikileaks Party box in the Senate, and if they don’t win, your vote will go to those three right-wing parties before it goes to the Greens ...

The Wikileaks Party has given no more details about this supposed error. However rumours about this preferencing arrangement have been circulating since at least Sunday August 11, when Greens activist and councillor Max Phillips says he was told by a Wikileaks Party member at the Marrickville Markets that the Right-wing preferences were going to happen “because the Greens are our competition” ...

This seems certain to prevent the Wikileaks Party from winning a seat. While their preferences in Victoria aren’t offensive to potential left-wing supporters, that detail is likely to not matter to people angry about the NSW decision, and it’s Victoria where Assange is running ...

Assange was never likely to win a seat anyway, even if the Wikileaks Party hadn’t angered people today with their preferences. But now their chance of getting anyone who thinks of themselves as Left to co-operate with their organisation long term is zero. (If Assange is serious about seeing the libertarian right-wing as the wave of the future, perhaps they don’t care). But where are they going to get volunteers to come to long, boring meetings on winter nights? ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Thu Aug 22, 2013, 07:20 AM (2 replies)

Meet the Journalist Spreading Michael Hastings Conspiracy Theories

"Whether it turns out to be true or not, that's a whole other issue," says Kim Dvorak.
—By Gavin Aronsen
Fri Aug. 16, 2013 3:00 AM PDT

... freelance blogger Kimberly Dvorak ... is a "National Homeland Security Correspondent" for Examiner.com, a blog network owned by Republican billionaire Philip Anschutz that has minimal editorial oversight ...

Last month, for example, the Independent, a major British newspaper, picked up Dvorak's report claiming that Hastings' body "was cremated and it wasn't the request of the family…in fact, the family wanted Michael's body to go home." But on Tuesday, veteran journalist Russ Baker dispelled the myth on his news site WhoWhatWhy by talking to a family member who confirmed that the cremation was done at the family's request. Dvorak .. still hints at a cover-up, calling the cremation a "macabre twist."

Dvorak's other theories are just as questionable. She claimed on air that the engine of Hastings' Mercedes C250 coupe had been found behind the crash site, which would have been impossible with the forward velocity of an ordinary accident. The engine was found in front of the crash site. Her suggestion that a grainy video of the crash showed evidence of a "pre-explosion" sabotage has been dismissed by car experts ... She's written credulously about the theory that President Barack Obama may not have been born in the United States ...

Dvorak ... says she's enlisted the help of Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group funded by billionaire media mogul Richard Mellon Scaife ...

... She ... says she remains suspicious that Hastings may have "faked his death" or been assassinated. "Whether it turns out to be true or not, that's a whole other issue," she adds ...


Posted by struggle4progress | Sun Aug 18, 2013, 09:56 PM (6 replies)

Paint her red

come with us you workingmen and join the rebel band
come you discontented ones and give a helping hand
we march against the parasite to drive him from the land
with one big industrial union ...

in factory and field and mine we gather in our might
we're on the job
we know the way to win the hardest fight
and the beacon that shall guide us out of darkness into light
shall be one big industrial union ...

we hate this rotten system more than any mortals do
our aim is not to patch it up but to build it all anew
and whatever type of government we'll have when we are through
there'll be one big industrial union ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 11:25 AM (0 replies)

West Virginia mine disaster

... it was just before noon
I was feeding the children
Ben Moseley came running to give us the news
number eight was all flooded
many men were in danger
and we don't know their number
but we fear they're all doomed ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 10:59 AM (0 replies)

Banks of marble

... I saw the weary farmer
plowing sod and loam
l saw the auction hammer
it was knocking down his home

but the banks are made of marble
with a guard at every door
and the vaults are stuffed with silver
that the farmer sweated for ...

I saw the weary miner
scrubbing coal dust from his back
and I heard his children crying
"got no coal to heat the shack" ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 07:12 AM (1 replies)

Dump the bosses

are you cold forlorn and hungry?
are there lots of things you lack?
is your life made up of misery?
then dump the bosses off your back

are your clothes all torn and tattered?
are you living in a shack?
would you have your troubles scatter?
then dump the bosses off your back

are you almost split asunder?
loaded like a long-eared jack?
boom! why don't you fuck like thunder?
and dump the bosses off your back ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 07:01 AM (1 replies)

Three miles down

here come the mine cars
it's damn near dawn
another shift of men
some of my friends coming on
hard to imagine working in the mines
coal dust in your lungs
on your skin and on your mind.
yes and I've listened to the speeches
but it occurs to me politicians just don't understand
the thoughts of isolation
ain't no sunshine underground
it's like workin' in a graveyard three miles down ...

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:56 AM (0 replies)

Miner's lifeguard

miner's life is like a sailor's
board a ship to cross the waves
every day his life's in danger
still he ventures being brave
watch the rocks
they're falling daily
careless miners always fail
keep your hand upon the dollar
and your eye upon the scale
union miners stand together
heed no operator's tale
keep your hand upon the dollar
and your eye upon the scale

you've been docked and docked again boys
you've been loading two to one
what have you to show for working
since this mining has begun?
overalls and cans for rockers
in your shanties sleep on rails ...

in conclusion bear in memory
keep the password in your mind
god provides for every nation
when in union they combine
stand like men and linked together
victory! for you'll prevail
keep your hand upon the dollar
and your eye upon the scale

Posted by struggle4progress | Fri Aug 16, 2013, 06:50 AM (4 replies)
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