Saturday, August 20, 2005

whats really going on

this lovely little blog hasnt officially been launched yet, we're still setting up....soon you will be able to see lots and lots of great articles... we will have articles on anything and everything, interviews with professors from around the world, interviews with local and national activist, guest authors, and hopefully lots of good times

niether Gramscino or I believe in identifying ourselves as belonging to any political party...i happen to think that nearly everyone, no matter where they stand polically, is stupid...however, Gramscino will definately lean more "left" than I, and this blog will probably generally be perceived as rather liberal, leftist, blue, or whatever you want to call it (except if i happen to go into a monolouge about why guns are great, which is bound to happen sooner or later)

the mission of this blog is in line with the liberationist ideals of paulo friere...that instead of being part of an oppressive class, individuals should put forth genuine effort to promote social justice, not just half-hearted liberal attempts of getting rid of a guilty conscience

so this blog is run by a couple of independent and idealogically open-minded thinker who want to bring attention to issues that affect real people. many times, gramscino and i are on complete opposite ends of a debate, but i feel that will better assist in our mission and ultimate goals of promoting social justice throughout the world and being on the o'rielly factor (maybe thats just my goal)

but i digress...soon this place will be a respectable place of conversation, we encourage commenting and discussing (and linking to us)...we encourage submitting articles to us, we want a variety of opinions to be expressed here, and we want the people to be informed

so look forward to this, and we look forward to you visiting us, so check back in a few weeks when we have something real here...in the meantime we will probably be posting more random crap like we already have...

-Urban Insurgent

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

By the Way...

"I think there are plenty of good people in America, but there are also plenty of bad people in America and the bad ones are the ones who seem to have all the power and be in these positions to block things that you and I need. Because this is the situation, you and I have to preserve the right to do what is necessary to bring an end to that situation, and it doesn't mean that I advocate violence, but at the same time I am not against using violence in self-defense. I don't even call it violence when it's self-defense, I call it intelligence." ~Malcom X

Forget who said it. We're all sayin this.

Haditha, Falluja, Baghdad: good summaries

If you haven't been keeping up-to-date on the latest and greatest US war atrocities (which I still think is a redundant phrase), then don't miss out on all the gut wrenching action! Bound to bring a tear of disgust... Fuck war.

Haditha
Falluja
Baghdad

We oughtta make flash-cards out of this stuff.

~gramscino

Friday, August 12, 2005

The other white meat

former President Jimmy Carter said that the of Iraq was a mistake that has boosted the ranks and morale of extremist Islamic groups and made them a greater threat to U.S. interests

he also said that:

We have not lessened the strength of terrorists around the world and have not lessened but have increased both the number and the fervor and the organizational capabilities of terrorists

however, according to the lovely pollsters at the Pew Research Centerthe public support for islamic extremism and terrorism is down in muslim countries:

Concerns over Islamic extremism, extensive in the West even before this month's terrorist attacks in London, are shared to a considerable degree by the publics in several predominantly Muslim nations surveyed. Nearly three-quarters of Moroccans and roughly half of those in Pakistan, Turkey and Indonesia see Islamic extremism as a threat to their countries. At the same time, most Muslim publics are expressing less support for terrorism than in the past. Confidence in Osama bin Laden has declined markedly in some countries and fewer believe suicide bombings that target civilians are justified in the defense of Islam.

so at the same time that the strength of terrorist organizations is rising, the support for such organizations is waning?

how does that work

beyond the bullshit

ok...plan of action:
remember to write/do interviews/be productive
find other good blogs
add links
leave comments to promote this site
ya, thats it for now

Saturday, August 06, 2005

testing testing 1 2 3

test can you see this