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Good coverage of demonstrations in Washington, DC, on Friday, November 9th, including images, sound and video files, are available at


Novelist, 60s Icon Ken Kesey Dies

By Jeff Barnard, Associated Press Writer

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Ken Kesey, whose LSD-fueled bus ride became a symbol of the psychedelic 1960s after he won fame as a novelist with ``http://rd.yahoo.com/DailyNews/movie/*http://movi es.yahoo.com/shop?d=hv&cf=info&id=1800103151>One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,'' died Saturday morning. He was 66.

Kesey died two weeks after cancer surgery at Sacred Heart Medical Center to remove 40 percent of his liver.

``We're all going to miss him,'' said Eileen Babbs, a family friend. ``He's gone too soon.''

Anonymous Comrade writes: There has been a story picked up by the major media outlets about how the
Department of Energy has been pulling "sensitive" nuclear information from
its web site.

in case you want to see that information, simply go to:


WHAT?! that's right... a rather complete set of www archives from all over
the world - including last year's version of the DOE website containing all
of the "sensitive" nuclear information.

so all the creative terrorist needs to do is compare the current pages with the
archived version and he will be conveniently served up with a list of all
the data that our govn't thinks is "sensitive"

damn! i love the internet!

so what next!?? demand that the web.archive.org remove all DOE web page archives? and if so, let the legal debate begin!

Anonymous Comrade writes: "Pakistan's Dawn has published an interview with Osama bin Laden by journalist/editor Hamid Mir."

Daaaih Loong writes: "On November 6 the Wall Street Journal (subscription only) posted an article by Joseph Hallinan on the bail-out of failing private prisons by the Federal Government.

Federal Government Saves Private Prisons As State Convict Population Levels Off

CALIFORNIA CITY, Calif. -- Like pioneers from an earlier time,
Corp. of America nearly met its demise here in the Mojave Desert.

The private-prison operator spent $106 million in 1998 to build a giant
prison in the sand, confident it would land a contract to house
prisoners. What CCA officials didn't anticipate, however, was a sudden
in the growth of California's prison population and fierce opposition
unionized state prison guards worried about their jobs. The prison
empty and helped push CCA, then struggling with management problems and
mounting debt, to the brink of financial disaster.

The company's desperation should have presented an opportunity to Uncle
While state prison populations appeared to be leveling off, the head
in federal prisons were growing more rapidly than ever, fueled by
drug and immigration laws. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons needed more beds,
the empty prison here offered immediately available capacity.
the bureau could negotiate a fire-sale price.

We received the following account of anti-globalization action in Beirut:



World anti-globalisation militants condemned here Monday the "shameful"
convention of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Qatar which they said was
meant to impose a "second colonisation" on the third world.

"It is a shame to accept that such a meeting be held in an Arab country, after it has been expelled from the West. We should also expell it," said former Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella. Ben Bella was speaking at the opening of the four-day "World Forum on Globalisation and Global Trade" held at the American University of Beirut, in the second such forum in Lebanon to counter the WTO meeting November 9-13.

Autonomedia writes: "Lucio Colletti, who has died of a heart attack aged 76, was a much-loved philosophy professor at Italian universities who dedicated most of his life to studying and teaching Karl Marx--and ended his days as a parliamentary deputy for the party of premier Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's richest capitalist.

The London Guardian has posted an obituary.

This has been printed in many other places, but it makes some good points-- nomadlab

Anonymous Comrade writes: "Consumer advocate Ralph Nader
said on
Monday the United States was ``ripe for a revolt'' against what he called

corporate power grabs following the Sept. 11 attacks on the United States.

Joined by representatives of groups including Greenpeace and Friends of the
Earth, Nader criticized congressional leaders, the Bush administration and
big business for taking advantage of the attacks that killed nearly 4,800
people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

``There is a whole range of power grabs going on,'' Nader said at Washington
news conference. ``There is an escalation of the corporate takeover of the
United States.

``The ground and soil are ripe for a revolt by the American people,'' the 2000
Green Party presidential candidate added.

Autonomedia writes: "Careful readers of our site may be interested to see this rather under-reported impressive new initiative on the part of a State long neglectful of "applied" arts. It's always nice to see that the Dubya's able to quote soul-mates like Wyndham Lewis, and to know he has a "first-hand grasp" of problems like cyber-addiction to pornographic violence. (If only his interest in pornographic violence was cyber-exclusive!)

US Department of Art & Technology
Washington, DC

Anonymous Comrade writes: The SF Examiner is running a story titled " KPFA-Pacifica radio deal on rocks after details leaked

The story states that the terms of the settlement of four lawsuits filed against Pacifica
Foundation, parent organization to KPFA radio, were leaked Monday by
KPFA radio host Larry Bensky, putting the agreement hammered out
between the two sides in jeopardy.

East Bay attorney Dan Siegel, representing Pacifica's Local Area
Boards (LABs) in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York and Washington,
D.C., was mortified to find out that the deal, which was under gag
order, had been released to the media.

"This could endanger the entire mediation," she said plaintively.
"We're in very grave danger."


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