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COLUMN NINETY-SIX, SEPTEMBER 1, 2003
(Copyright 2003 The Blacklisted Journalist)

A COMPLIMENT FOR THE ZAL YANOVSKY
ARTICLE BY GARY (PIG) GOLD

Subject: Zal Yanovsky
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2003 16:35:12 -0600
From: "bruce aiken" bruce@bruceaiken.com 
Organization: Fine Art
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Read your Zalman Yanovsky rant today on line. I saw Sebastian in Flagstaff recently and learned of the news of Sally's death only then. It blows my mind I did not know all these months since December that he was gone. 

So I did a search on Google for Zal info. Your article was among the very best testimonies to this amazing and talented person. Thanks for telling the truth about him. I knew all of that stuff you said but was so glad to hear someone else say it too. 

When I collect my thoughts more on this subject I would like to pass them on to you. I need to let it out, Zal was a hero of some measure to me when I was 16 and 17. 

Bruce Aiken
Grand Canyon 
Arizona  ##

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YOU CAN HEAR JULIAN TEPPER ON THE AIR IN D.C.

Subject: New Radio Program on WTNT AM 570
Date: Thu, 7 Aug 2003 16:33:01 -0400
From: "Julian Tepper" <jutepper@erols.com>
To: <jutepper@erols.com>

Dear Al,

I'm happy to let you know that I'll be hosting a talk show on WTNT 570 AM in the greater DC Metropolitan Area on Saturday nights from 8 to 10.

The program is different -- its leitmotif is "talk back to the news." I will be dealing with how news media cover or don't cover various stories and, in some cases, compare how various news programs and publications cover the same story differently. . .

People familiar with other news items (or events that should have been news items or who have a connection with a news topic, who have something to say about any problems with coverage, and who would like to be considered for a telephone guest appearance, should get in touch with me by email (jutepper@erols.com).

I know from matters with which I have been involved that print, radio and TV news invariably slants or misses a good deal of what is going on. Anyone who has had such experiences, and who wants to tell our listeners about them, should get in touch with me.

I would also appreciate new ideas. Anyone with a problem as to how an important news item was or is being covered (or not covered), should contact me. I will need to know the news medium involved, the date, the author or news presenter (if any), and so on. I'd like nothing better than to be able to say, "Here's something that Al Aronowitz [or X, a friend of Al Aronowitz] has let us know about."

Of course, we'll take calls during the program. (To paraphrase voting instructions in Chicago, call early and call often.)

Please also pass this information on to your friends, relatives and acquaintances.

Thanks very much, Al.

Regards,

Julian Tepper  ##

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PAGING NEIL STRAUSS

Subject: Neil Strauss
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 16:27:24 퍝
From: "Karla Kelly" karla_kelly@bristol-city.gov.uk 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Hello,
I've been trying to find an email address for Neil Strauss, the music journalist. We met at Glastonbury this year and really hit it off - I'd love to get in touch again. Can u help? I've been randomly surfing the internet but no luck so far. Thanks in advance for any info,
Karla  ##

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TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT SOMEBODY THINKS OF AUSTRALIA'S PRIME MINISTER

Subject: Poster: John Howard's Fortress Australia
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2003 16:07:27 흍
From: Harold Hark hark@optushome.com.au 
To: Al Aronowitz info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Dear Al,

Always enjoy your updates. Been years now.

Here is a poster a buddy made of Australia's Bush-toadying Prime Minister doing what he would really like to do. He does it indirectly all the time, anyway. Asylum seeker children locked up in cages for years on end, simply because they and their parents dared to escape Saddam and try to enter the country in leaky boats. Then he turns around and decides we should attack the fucker to save Iraqis.

http://members.optushome.com.au/hark/howfort.htm 

You can copy the jpeg from the site if you want to put it in Blacklisted.

Cheers,
Harold Hark
-- 
Harold Hark
Editor: Scum at the Top
http://members.optushome.com.au/thesquiz/scatt.htm  ##

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MORE WORDS OF WISDOM FROM ANOTHER BRILLIANT AMERICAN YAHOO

Subject: (no subject)
Date: Wed, 6 Aug 2003 20:54:40 EDT
From: TRACYSANDERS2003@aol.com
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

molly ivans is a hypocritcal bitch who should die of cancer of the eyes. The world will be a much better place when that fat, ignorant, flea bag cunt die's lonley and miserable. fuck her.  ##

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SOMETHING TO LOOK AT

Subject: New Content @ skiens.com
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 12:46:03 -0700
From: tony@skiens.com 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Hey Al,

We just made a few trips and I made some web pages to document it. Yee and Haa " dunno... Disneyland Paris aug 11-13
Disneyland Paris 

Rouen, france
Rouen, France 

If yer interested in the evolution of Modern Drumming, check this page out
History of Drums 

Let me know if you get a chance to take a look

cool... 
Talk 2 u l8r 

Have a nice day

Tony....  ##

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TONY SAYS RECRUITER MADE DEATH THREATS

Subject: tony van der meer update for action!
Date: Thu, 21 Aug 2003 12:37:51 -0700 (PDT)
From: tony naro emancipatemee@yahoo.com 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com

hello all, my name is tony naro, one of the students innvolved in the incident at UMASS boston in which Professor Tony Menelik van Der Meer was arrestted and brutaly treated while defending students, me in particular, against death threats made by a national gaurds recruiter. we would like all out support on this issue because it was wrong, obviously, but because it also is part of a larger struggle between militarism and class and the people. our website is www.bostonmajustice.org  and we are also having a fundraiser/cultural event on September 11th 2003 at Roxbury Community College from 6-10. we ask that you attend and promote this event as well as stay informed on our committees happening's by subscribing to our list serve: send an email to bostonmajustice-subscribe@topica.com  with subject subscribe 

we also ask that you write letters to the DA demanding that the charges be dropped. the more letters the better!

Daniel F. Conley
Suffolk County District Attorney
617-619-4000 

Dorchester District Court is under the Suffolk County DA's Office 
http://www.state.ma.us/da/suffolk/   

The DA is Daniel F. Conley, www.state.ma.us/da/suffolk/Danbio.htm 

Tony and committee members are also willing to come and speak at your event to raise awareness about the case and issues surounding the case. contact outreach@bostonmajustice.org  if you want to have an event. 

peace and solidarity

Tony Naro
emancipatemee@yahoo.com 
617 365 2990

COPS LIE  ##

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AN E FOR AMIRI BARAKA

Subject: your work on the roots album
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 11:35:54 -0700 (PDT)
From: Timothy Mason thmason24@yahoo.com 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Mr. Baraka,

My name is Tim Mason. I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your track on the roots album phrenology.

I was quite moved by it but I have no idea in which direction. One review says that you are rambling on
about nothing. I think he's absolutly right, but I could have listened to another 3 hours of you rambling on about nothing. I've never been so moved by nothing in my life.

Can you please tell me what inspired that poem? what it was about? Was it really anything? I'm still tingling inside from listening to it.

my name is Tim Mason.

thanks for reading. ##

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WE MADE A MISTAKE?

Subject: mistake in your page
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2003 07:01:48 -0700 (PDT)
From: Thomas Bregartner tbregartner@yahoo.com 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

Hey man, I just stumbled onto your webpage as I was surfing, and I noticed a glaring mistake in the first line of your intro. The 11th of August could not have marked the first anniversary of Garcia's death, because he died on the 9th of August in 1995. Just figured you might want to be made aware of this.
TB  ##

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TREASON AND BUSH

Subject: TREASON AND BUSH
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 18:33:46 -0700
From: "RMJ" peace@poetworld.net 
To: info@blacklistedjournalist.com 

The invasion of Iraq has increased the possibility of terrorism. Every man, woman, and child at home and abroad is now at increased risk. The ever-growing body of evidence of this increased risk comes mainly from the government itself ---- Technicolor terror alerts, travel advisories, massive spending on homeland defense, the stocking of the bunkers in Washington for our leaders etc. The Bush Administration's willingness to devalue the lives of ordinary American citizens is very troubling. If the nation's foreign policy has resulted in a target painted on the back of every citizen, then it follows that the architects of that foreign policy must be held
accountable. This is a betrayal of the American people. Some may call it Treason.

What would be the predictable Blowback to any nation which describes its Rules of Engagement as "Shock and Awe"---or even more offensively as "Shake and Bake". What images from history are reminiscent of "Shake and Bake"?

The safety of ordinary Americans is not only compromised by threats of terrorism from outside but also from within. An Executive Order signed by George Bush authorizing assassinations has already resulted in the death of at least one American and an unknown number of others. Because our military training is so efficient at
removing the taboo against killing and abuse, the reintegration of our troops into normal society can sometimes present problems. Remember the Oklahoma City bombing, Tailhook, the murders of the Fort Bragg wives, and the ongoing rapes at The Air Force Academy. Will anyone ever forget the words, " The Chick
was in the way", as muttered by our Marine sharpshooter after he killed an Iraqi woman? War starts a lean, mean killing machine that no one knows how to shut off. 

The charging of a Commander-in-Chief with Treason would present some very interesting possibilities. Among them the conundrum---what action would be legal and appropriate for a member of the military who is already deployed? One such action might be for the soldier to lay down his/her weapon and then turn himself in to
nearest chaplain and request a change in status from Combatant to Conscientious Objector. At least one such request has already been made by Marine Reservist Stephen Funk who stated, "it isn't moral to kill someone just because you signed a contract to". (NBC, April 1, 2003 7:14 am)

Every high school and college, every institute of learning indeed every home that houses informed citizens can take up this case. The entire nation can be transformed into a Moot Court. The question to be considered is, "Is the Bush Administration guilty of Treason". Let the debate begin.

Rosemarie Jackowski

Bennington, VT 05201
peace@poetworld.net   ##

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