We’re back!

We’re back!


My web hosting company, CTTSWEB, just upgraded all their servers, and moved this site to a new server. During this process, to use highly technical language, this weblog hiccupped. After much gnashing of teeth and tweaking obscure settings, I finally solved the problem by hosing the entire site and re-publishing it. Which stopped the hiccups.


It’s been a long weekend. I’ll catch up on all the news Monday!


PS I highly recommend CCTSWEB for web hosting, listservs, etc. I have several sites hosted with them!

ANSWER LA has a new…

ANSWER LA has a new office!


ANSWER Coalition Los Angeles
1800 N. Argyle Ave., #410 
Los Angeles, CA 90028

1 block N of Hollywood. Blvd., corner of Argyle and Yucca. Ample parking, enter on Yucca.


New phone: (323) 464-1636. 
New e-mail:
answerla@answerla.org
New ListServ address:
join-answerla@list.progressive-la.org


The website remains at ANSWERLA.ORG


And it’s onward to the nationwide June 5 protests against the Iraq War!

*US speaks with forked tongue*

US speaks with forked tongue


“If the provisional government asks us to leave we will leave,” Bremer said, referring to an Iraqi administration due to take power June 30.


Undersecretary of State Marc Grossman said the new Iraqi government will not have the authority to evict American forces from Iraq, quickly reversing a statement made minutes earlier before a House of Representatives panel.

*3 Army Divisions classified as…

3 Army Divisions classified as “unfit to fight”


At its sprawling home base — after a long year in Iraq that wreaked havoc with the blades of its helicopters, the sights of its guns and the nerves of its soldiers — the 101st is as far from ready as it has ever been.


What the 101st is going through is a microcosm of what lies ahead for the entire Army. Iraq is its biggest test since Vietnam, and the rigors of fighting a counterinsurgency have demolished much of the Army’s equipment and allowed its soldiers’ skills to atrophy.


For the first time, three Army divisions — more than a third of its combat troops — are classified as unfit to fight.


Yet the Bushies will send them anyway.

*Steppenwolf got it right. *

Steppenwolf got it right.


 


Excerpt from “Monster”, written in the late 60’s.


Our cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
‘Cause the whole worlds got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner
We can’t pay the cost
‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into a noose
And it just sits there watching