Friday, December 26, 2008

well seasoned greetings

We are having a lovely xmas in Slab City here by the Salton Sea! Hot springs, snowbirds, a great view of the prison. Apparently there was a Xmas cease fire, because they aren't bombing the shit of the chocolate mountains yet... give 'em a coupla's the 26th.

anyway, the flies aren't too bad, and you can only smell the CAFO's and the sea when the wind blows! hahahha!
happy holidays!


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

on the road again!

well, thanks to the support of the community, and some good old fashioned elbow grease, skinnychef has got the new roof on the house and is back on the road!!! we are headed west. follow the travels on the map on the side bar!
more original videos to come!!!!
thanks for all of your support!!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The PAD WINS!!!!!!!

Hooray! the people of thailand have succeeded in their peaceful stoppage of commerce in the country! the PAD has persevered and acheived their goal!

here's part two of the story...

bbc makes their opinion fairly evident with their corporatist spin.

and the AP, who, however, are the ONLY ones reporting the fifty explosions...

congratulanins and thanks to the PAD for showing us all how it's done!
great stuff!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Bangkok protests are highly effective

wow! these guys really now how to do it! they have crippled the airports and taken the prime ministers office for DAYS now! really great show of peaceful dissent by the PAD. they are trying to unseat the Thai PM who was put into office under martial law during the coup d'etat of 2006.

Thai Coup Anniversary from NTDTV on Vimeo.

here are the protesters taking the airport

a successful blockade such as this will inconvenience some people, but that is the point, isn't it.

and because they've taken a public place full of international visitors there will be no military solution in the military state of thailand!

hooray! power to the people!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Amalgamated Transit Union On Strike

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11/6/08, Austin, TX The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1091 is in their second day of a drivers' and mechanics' strike on Capitol Metro.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Evil is Real Rights are No Consideration

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what I did for my Republican National Convention-- shot this fucking video while gaurding the bus! Edited by FluxRostrum.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Elliot Hughes, torture victim at RNC, testifies

Arrested during Day 1 of the RNC, Elliot Hughes, while under the care of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, was starved, beaten unconscious, hooded and gagged, and ultimately denied medical treatment.

In this video from The Uptake -- found at -- hear Elliot's full testimony before a special meeting of St. Paul's council members, on Wednesday September 24th, 2008.

Be warned. What Elliot has to report happened to him tells a disturbing story of unwarranted and unjustifiable police violence. By the end of his testimony, you'll see how St. Paul provided us with echoes of Abu Ghraib during the RNC.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Department, headed by Bob Fletcher, felt it necessary to hold a press conference today before the public meeting to trash Council Member David Thune who had arranged the "Community Conversation".

Bob Fletcher is responsible for far more than Elliot Hughes' torture. He undertook many out-of-jurisdiction actions before, during, and after the RNC--including harassment of videographers who have remained in town to finish a documentary on the RNC protests.

Fletcher unreasonably attacked David Thune--the City Council member responsible for Ward 2 (Downtown & Lowertown St. Paul where the RNC and protests took place)--simply for holding a public meeting so that the very freaked out and disturbed locals can finally vent at the city.

A city that allowed itself to become Federal Occupied Territory ruled by thuggish police who made even home-owning, lifelong citizens of St. Paul be made to feel like the enemy by the police in their own neighborhoods.

Previously the mayors of both cities had been wishy washy about navel gazing, and had tried to pass off an appointed couple of federal lackeys with a mandate not to investigate police behavior, as an "investigation".

Elliot Hughes' testimony was the final straw that broke the camel's back. The deputy mayor of St. Paul rang Thune after the meeting to promise they would consider (an important word) expanding the investigation team from two members to a larger commission and having them and the Mayor attend the second meeting Council Member Dave Thune is calling.

re posted from my buddy NigelParry

Thursday, September 18, 2008


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skinnychef's house in TX got thrashed by a tree falling on it from a little tornado offa "Ike". It's looking like an expensive fix that could derail the project.

Help keep independent journalism rolling!

to the "skinnychef tree through the roof fund"and keep the skinnychef on the road where she belongs! Think of it as a relief effort where you actually kinda know who you're helping and where the money is going!

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

skinnychef on KPFA, Berkely... the people's radio

On the first day that we got raided by the cops, I ran into the cafe to charge my gear and was interviewed by Safi from KPFA in Berkely, CA. check it out!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

creative dissent

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Outside the Republican National Convention in St. Paul MN. on Thursday night.

World Can't Wait

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Tom Chelston performing his new song, "World Can't Wait" at An Evening of Conscience in Denver CO during the DNC

cops raid MBN bus

By Dave Orrick
photo by Larry Hildes

It's unclear why, but police put the heat on a weathered school bus Tuesday used by an independent media organization.

The group says the cops said they were looking for "dead bodies."

Police refused to provide any information on their actions, but a spokesman said the corpse thing was absurd.

"Does that sound logical?" police spokesman Tom Walsh asked. "We do things logically."

Larry Hildes, a California attorney and a legal observer with the National Lawyers Guild, said he saw a St. Paul police officer trying to pry the bus' side door open around 4:45 p.m. in a parking lot in Lowertown, where the bus was parked. "She informed me she was looking for dead bodies," said Hildes. "I informed here there were none." Hildes asked for a warrant; he said the police said they had none and left.

Hildes said bands of officers returned several times, at one point driving by slowly while one officer shined a light at the blocked-out windows and videotaped the bus.

"We're completely above-board," said Mary-Kate Stoever, a.k.a. Skinny Chef. "We just live in the bus."

Hours later, a Pioneer Press reporter observed a police car parked near the bus; the officer appeared to be watching. When asked what the cops were up to, Walsh responded, "I don't know anything about it. ... Nope, I'm not going to look into it either."

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

cops v. kids

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Funk The War, a students' peace activist group based on ending the war thru music and fun and direct action, took to the streets 9/1 in St Paul and were attacked by over zealous bike cops with bikes and "less lethal" weapons.

the rude mechanical orchestra

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i love these kids!!!!
st paul, mn at the rnc 9/1

raid on activist convergence center

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8/27/08 denver co the activist convergence center was raided by the pigs. without warrants they seized the space behind the center and intimidated those who bothered to remain.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

impeach pelosi too!

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democrats and republicans alike have sold our rights up the river. nancy pelosi was at a book signing and the good people outside discuss. 8/20/08 denver, co

Friday, August 15, 2008

National Day of Action Against Electoral Politics

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August 10, 2008 was the National Day of Action Against Electoral Politics protesting the circus of our sham democracy. In this vid you get to see first hand the "Freedom Cages" that are placed out of the range of the Pepsi Center where if you relinquish your Fourth Amendment rights, and get searched, you can exercise your First Amendment rights-- "within reason". In other words, out of sight and earshot of the convention and mainstream media.

In my experience these "Free Speech Zones" are generally a corral where you are surrounded by riot cops with masks, tasers, pepper spray, and rubber bullets. You won't find me here...the Denver Police has received a $50 Million federal subsidy for the conventions, $18 Million of which has been spent on "less than lethal" weapons to be used on those who would exercise their First Amendment rights. This frames the rhetoric of justification to quell dissent, essentially criminalizing the exercise of our constitutional rights.

When the mainstream media shows people in a cage surrounded by cops, they are seen as criminals and naer-do-wells, even if they are law abiding citizens. This keeps others who would speak out from opening their mouths for fear of being arrested, or beat up, or shot, or gassed, or tazed. All of which I am sure WILL HAPPEN! Hopefully not to me.... we'll see.

if I do disappear, look for me at "Gitmo on the Platte".

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

sweat shop burrito?

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demonstration in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers in their struggle for a standard wage for picking tomatoes. Chipotle is one of the only fast food chains that have rejected the $0.01 increase per pound on their tomatoes.
denver, co. 8/8/2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

the final push!

Flux and I are in the final push, and about to win a HOTEL ROOM for the democratic national convention. this is key because we will have electricity 24 hours a day and be able to edit the seven minutes a day that we will be broadcasting on Free Speech TV --daily!!!!

go to and vote 5 stars on Flux's piece "2004 the year in dissent"!
it's quick and easy, and you can do it once a day and help us stay in the top ten!!!!

thanks for your support!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

f* the troops

explicit language warning!
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the revolutionary anti-imperialist movement meets the gathering of eagles at a peace rally in denver, co. saturday 8/2

Saturday, July 26, 2008

some good news: yesterday in the judiciary committee

Kucinich(s) Enter To Cheers At Presidential Powers Hearing

Rep Wexler *Distorted Executive Privilege Beyond Recognition

Rep Baldwin *Impeachment Hearings Now Necessary!

"Prosecution of George W Bush for Murder!" Vincent Bugliosi


Sunday, July 20, 2008

Kids' Village Attacked by Police at Rainbow Gathering

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On July 3d at the Rainbow Family Gathering federal officers attacked the family in the "Kiddie Village" during supper time, when there were lots of people, many of them little children, gathered to eat. The Law Enforcement Officers (LEO's) opened fire on the crowd using pepper balls, tasers, and rubber bullets. Many were injured including children. Read more here.

Ironically, while the Forest Circus has been operating at record deficit, they spent $600,000 on brand new shiny tasers last year. Incredible because these officers have almost NO training in crowd control, and certainly could not use the devices on bears and cougars and hunters and shit.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Police Misconduct in North Western Nebraska

Red Ribbon Grand Jury Opening Remarks
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Red Ribbon Grand Jury Testimony Regarding Dominique Ten Fingers
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Red Ribbon Grand Jury Testimony Regarding Police Corruption In Crawford Nebraska
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police corruption and racism in Northern Nebraska(can you imagine?!?). we waited to get out of the state to post this because it seemed someone had tampered with our vehicle. video by FluxRostrum

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Crazy Horse/Russell Means Redux

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The Crazy Horse Singers with Russell Means.

sorry about the mis-load before... this is the whole story!

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Life on the Rez: a young person's perspective

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life expectancy on the rez is about 45 years because of incredibly high infant mortality, teen suicide, murder, gangs, crystal meth, and alcoholism. the future is bleak for the young people on Pine Ridge.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Stop Pebble Mine!

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Pebble Mine is a huge threat to the biosphere in Bristol Bay, Alaska-- one of the largest Salmon rookeries in the world. If we continue to allow Canadian mining interests like Hunter Dickinson to dictate U.S. environmental "policy" we will find ourselves without clean water to drink and biodiversity in no time! We all may be headed that way anyway, but why expedite the process by allowing multi-national conglomerates to run amok? Do something!


Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Son of Curly

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Uranium mining in South Dakota affects all of the water downstream, and therefore us all! Water will not stay in one place, and is already more expensive than gasoline, so we'd better preserve the water for ourselves and future generations.

Besides, what will they make Coor's with if the water is irradiated?

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Milo Yellow Hair on Uranium Mining in the Lakota Republic

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Milo Yellow Hair is a longtime Oglala Sioux activist, working to prevent the Canadian corporation, Cameco, from expanding open pit uranium mining in Crow Butte, Nebraska.

The uranium mines in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Nebraska are poisoning the watershed, causing a variety of cancers on the rez and in the many communities downstream. This issue speaks not only to environmental and health concerns, but also those of sovereignty of the Lakotah peoples and the use of their sacred tribal lands.

There will be a hearing to review new Environmental Impact Reports and Water Studies in the third week of July.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

refueling: the sequel

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the hardest thing about running WVO is the competition from the multi-national corporations.
skinnychef stock tip of the day: buy Darling International

Monday, June 9, 2008

Participants in the Bilderberg Group meeting in Va.

Chantilly, Virginia, USA
5-8 June 2008

if you did not know it, these are the fellas pulling the strings...
the Bilderberg Group

Honorary Chairman BEL Davignon, Etienne Vice Chairman, Suez-Tractebel

DEU Ackermann, Josef Chairman of the Management Board and the Group

Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG
CAN Adams, John Associate Deputy Minister of National Defence and Chief of the Communications Security Establishment Canada
USA Ajami, Fouad Director, Middle East Studies Program, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University
USA Alexander, Keith B. Director, National Security Agency
INT Almunia, Joaquín Commissioner, European Commission
GRC Alogoskoufis, George Minister of Economy and Finance
USA Altman, Roger C. Chairman, Evercore Partners Inc.
TUR Babacan, Ali Minister of Foreign Affairs
NLD Balkenende, Jan Peter Prime Minister
PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman and CEO, IMPRESA, S.G.P.S.; Former Prime Minister
FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
ITA Bernabè, Franco CEO, Telecom Italia Spa
USA Bernanke, Ben S. Chairman, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System
SWE Bildt, Carl Minister of Foreign Affairs
FIN Blåfield, Antti Senior Editorial Writer, Helsingin Sanomat
DNK Bosse, Stine CEO, TrygVesta
CAN Brodie, Ian Chief of Staff, Prime Minister's Office
AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher and Editor, Der Standard
FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman of the Management Board and CEO, AXA
ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis CEO, PRISA
CAN Clark, Edmund President and CEO, TD Bank Financial Group
GBR Clarke, Kenneth Member of Parliament
NOR Clemet, Kristin Managing Director, Civita
USA Collins, Timothy C. Senior Managing Director and CEO, Ripplewood Holdings, LLC
FRA Collomb, Bertrand Honorary Chairman, Lafarge
PRT Costa, António Mayor of Lisbon
USA Crocker, Chester A. James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies
USA Daschle, Thomas A. Former US Senator and Senate Majority Leader
CAN Desmarais, Jr., Paul Chairman and co-CEO, Power Corporation of Canada
GRC Diamantopoulou, Anna Member of Parliament
USA Donilon, Thomas E. Partner, O'Melveny & Myers
ITA Draghi, Mario Governor, Banca d'Italia
AUT Ederer, Brigitte CEO, Siemens AG Österreich
CAN Edwards, N. Murray Vice Chairman, Candian Natural Resources Limited
DNK Eldrup, Anders President, DONG A/S
ITA Elkann, John Vice Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
USA Farah, Martha J. Director, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience;
Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
USA Feldstein, Martin S. President and CEO, National Bureau of Economic Research
DEU Fischer, Joschka Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA Ford, Jr., Harold E. Vice Chairman, Merill Lynch & Co., Inc.
CHE Forstmoser, Peter Professor for Civil, Corporation and Capital Markets Law, University of Zürich
IRL Gallagher, Paul Attorney General
USA Geithner, Timothy F. President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
USA Gigot, Paul Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal
IRL Gleeson, Dermot Chairman, AIB Group
NLD Goddijn, Harold CEO, TomTom
TUR Gö?ü?, Zeynep Journalist; Founder,
USA Graham, Donald E. Chairman and CEO, The Washington Post Company
NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University; Former Honorary Secretary General of Bilderberg Meetings
USA Holbrooke, Richard C. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
FIN Honkapohja, Seppo Member of the Board, Bank of Finland
INT Hoop Scheffer, Jaap G. de Secretary General, NATO
USA Hubbard, Allan B. Chairman, E & A Industries, Inc.
BEL Huyghebaert, Jan Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
DEU Ischinger, Wolfgang Former Ambassador to the UK and US
USA Jacobs, Kenneth Deputy Chairman, Head of Lazard U.S., Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
USA Johnson, James A. Vice Chairman, Perseus, LLC
SWE Johnstone, Tom President and CEO, AB SKF
USA Jordan, Jr., Vernon E. Senior Managing Director, Lazard Frères & Co. LLC
FRA Jouyet, Jean-Pierre Minister of European Affairs
GBR Kerr, John Member, House of Lords; Deputy Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc.
USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
DEU Klaeden, Eckart von Foreign Policy Spokesman, CDU/CSU
USA Kleinfeld, Klaus President and COO, Alcoa
TUR Koç, Mustafa Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
FRA Kodmani, Bassma Director, Arab Reform Initiative
USA Kravis, Henry R. Founding Partner, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute, Inc.
INT Kroes, Neelie Commissioner, European Commission
POL Kwasniewski, Aleksander Former President
AUT Leitner, Wolfgang CEO, Andritz AG
ESP León Gross, Bernardino Secretary General, Office of the Prime Minister
INT Mandelson, Peter Commissioner, European Commission
FRA Margerie, Christophe de CEO, Total
CAN Martin, Roger Dean, Joseph L. Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
HUN Martonyi, János Professor of International Trade Law; Partner, Baker & McKenzie; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA Mathews, Jessica T. President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
INT McCreevy, Charlie Commissioner, European Commission
USA McDonough, William J. Vice Chairman and Special Advisor to the Chairman, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc.
CAN McKenna, Frank Deputy Chair, TD Bank Financial Group
GBR McKillop, Tom Chairman, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
FRA Montbrial, Thierry de President, French Institute for International Relations
ITA Monti, Mario President, Universita Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
USA Mundie, Craig J. Chief Research and Strategy Officer, Microsoft Corporation
NOR Myklebust, Egil Former Chairman of the Board of Directors SAS, Norsk Hydro ASA
DEU Nass, Matthias Deputy Editor, Die Zeit
NLD Netherlands, H.M. the Queen of the
FRA Ockrent, Christine CEO, French television and radio world service
FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell plc
SWE Olofsson, Maud Minister of Enterprise and Energy; Deputy Prime Minister
NLD Orange, H.R.H. the Prince of
GBR Osborne, George Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
TUR Öztrak, Faik Member of Parliament
ITA Padoa-Schioppa, Tommaso Former Minister of Finance; President of Notre Europe
GRC Papahelas, Alexis Journalist, Kathimerini
GRC Papalexopoulos, Dimitris CEO, Titan Cement Co. S.A.
USA Paulson, Jr., Henry M. Secretary of the Treasury
USA Pearl, Frank H. Chairman and CEO, Perseus, LLC
USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
FRA Pérol, François Deputy General Secretary in charge of Economic Affairs
DEU Perthes, Volker Director, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
BEL Philippe, H.R.H. Prince
CAN Prichard, J. Robert S. President and CEO, Torstar Corporation
CAN Reisman, Heather M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
USA Rice, Condoleezza Secretary of State
PRT Rio, Rui Mayor of Porto
USA Rockefeller, David Former Chairman, Chase Manhattan Bank
ESP Rodriguez Inciarte, Matias Executive Vice Chairman, Grupo Santander
USA Rose, Charlie Producer, Rose Communications
DNK Rose, Flemming Editor, Jyllands Posten
USA Ross, Dennis B. Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
USA Rubin, Barnett R. Director of Studies and Senior Fellow, Center for International Cooperation, New York University
TUR ?ahenk, Ferit Chairman, Do?u? Holding A.?.
USA Sanford, Mark Governor of South Carolina
USA Schmidt, Eric Chairman of the Executive Committee and CEO, Google
AUT Scholten, Rudolf Member of the Board of Executive Directors, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
DNK Schur, Fritz H. Fritz Schur Gruppen
CZE Schwarzenberg, Karel Minister of Foreign Affairs
USA Sebelius, Kathleen Governor of Kansas
USA Shultz, George P. Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University
ESP Spain, H.M. the Queen of
CHE Spillmann, Markus Editor-in-Chief and Head Managing Board, Neue Zürcher Zeitung AG
USA Summers, Lawrence H. Charles W. Eliot Professor, Harvard University
GBR Taylor, J. Martin Chairman, Syngenta International AG
USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Clarium Capital Management, LLC
NLD Timmermans, Frans Minister of European Affairs
RUS Trenin, Dmitri V. Deputy Director and Senior Associate, Carnegie Moscow Center
INT Trichet, Jean-Claude President, European Central Bank
USA Vakil, Sanam Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University
FRA Valls, Manuel Member of Parliament
GRC Varvitsiotis, Thomas Co-Founder and President, V + O Communication
CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Chairman and CEO, Novartis AG
FIN Väyrynen, Raimo Director, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs
FRA Védrine, Hubert Hubert Védrine Conseil
NOR Vollebaek, Knut High Commissioner on National Minorities, OSCE
SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB
USA Weber, J. Vin CEO, Clark & Weinstock
USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman, Wolfensohn & Company, LLC
USA Wolfowitz, Paul Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
INT Zoellick, Robert B. President, The World Bank Group Rapporteurs
GBR Bredow, Vendeline von Business Correspondent, The Economist
GBR Wooldridge, Adrian D. Foreign Correspondent, The Economist

AUT Austria HUN Hungary
BEL Belgium INT International
CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland
CAN Canada ITA Italy
CZE Czech Republic NOR Norway
DEU Germany NLD Netherlands
DNK Denmark PRT Portugal
ESP Spain POL Poland
FRA France RUS Russia
FIN Finland SWE Sweden
GBR Great Britain TUR Turkey
GRC Greece
USA United States of America

Sunday, June 1, 2008

the skinny: refueling

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Hooray! Three weeks and ten pounds later we've pulled out of the quagmire that is Appalachia! It is great to get back on the road!

We collected a full 150 gallons of waste vegetable oil in Charleston, WV. It went really smoothly. I am pretty good at bridging the language barrier, and Flux can back the bus into some pretty tight places. We were able to get about fifty gallons from a sweet little Indian restaurant using our new oil pump/filtration system. It took about an hour and a half to get the fifty gallons, but with diesel at almost $5/gallon, it is totally worth smelling like samosas.

We hit the road the next day (after the cat decided to come back) and drove to Xinia Ohio. We wanted to go further, but since we got a late start we decided to stop, and it was good that we did! Let me tell you, in the Midwest when they say severe thunderstorms, they are not kidding. Within an hour it was raining sideways, thunder and lightning, 3/4 inch hail... Scared the hell out of me, and I insisted that we park right up next to this little gas station building under the awning. It stormed til about 4:30am and we moved the bus so they could open their business up in the morning.

Today we drove across Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois (the land of my forefathers)and ended up in Iowa at the welcome center, where I almost burned the bus down trying to make pasta on a sterno cookstove. Good news is we finally ate, and now it's time to settle in and get ready to collect more oil tomorrow. There is more severe weather headed our way tomorrow night and Monday, and we need to be full up with WVO by the time we leave Omaha into Lakotah Nation, where the pickins' will likely be slim!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

the skinny: VLog #1

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News from the road for May 14, 2008:
While it is PAINFULLY SLOW, we now have satellite internet!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the monopod fund!
I am working hard to dial in my gear to provide the FINEST in citizen journalism to you, my peeps! If you would like to help me with the gear, drop me a line, or

Sunday, May 11, 2008

lies by michael franti and spearhead

at the Peoples' Festival to benefit Common Ground Relief in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

east to the west by michael franti and spearhead

at the Peoples' Festival to benefit Common Ground Relief in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Video montage by FluxRostrum.

The Rebirth Brass Band with Cyril Neville

At the Peoples' Festival to benefit Common Ground Relief in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Video montage by FluxRostrum.

The Peoples' Festival

The Peoples' Festival to benefit Common Ground Relief in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans. Featuring FaYiYi, Sister Otis and friends, Malik Rahim, and video montage by FluxRostrum.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Reflections on the Movement

Dissipating Dissent at the North American Union by FluxRostrum

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This pretty much encapsulates the feelings that I have on the organizing among activists today. The framing of activists is such that the biggest freakin' wingnut always gets the mainstream media air time. There are alot of people for whom being "that" wing nut is of imperative nature. These are frequently the "leaders" of the movement. These "leaders" are so wrapped up with having their name prominently featured in the collateral materials of the event, that they have forgotten the true goal of leadership is to ultimately make oneself obsolete.

Effective organizing involves a lack of ego. An ability to charm and communicate effectively, involving as many people as possible from diverse social, economic, political, and cultural backgrounds. To create a synergy of a multitude of existing organizations, working collaboratively on one agenda, regardless of the disagreements we all may have outside of that focus.

Until we have solidarity amongst us, we will continue to be subjected to the status quo-- which if you haven't noticed lately, is pretty fucked up!


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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

John McManus; Coalition to Stop the NAU Press Conference

The Security and Prosperity Partnership Summit
was on April 21st and 22nd in New Orleans.

The Coalition to Block the North American Union held a press conference on Monday April 21, 2008. Speaking is John McManus, President of the John Birch Society.

skinnychef is now a full time media activist with MobileBroadcastNews! We are traveling the country on a dumpster diver budget, so if you’d like to support independent media, and would like me to hold my camera steady, contribute to the “skinnychef monopod fund-- to help her hold her camera still”.
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Howard Phillips; Coalition to Stop the North American Union Press Conference

The Security and Prosperity Partnership Summit
was on April 21st and 22nd in New Orleans.

The Coalition to Block the North American Union held a press conference on Monday April 21, 2008. Speaking is Howard Phillips, Chairman of the Conservative Caucus.

skinnychef is now a full time media activist with MobileBroadcastNews! We are traveling the country on a dumpster diver budget, so if you’d like to support independent media, and would like me to hold my camera steady, contribute to the “skinnychef monopod fund-- to help her hold her camera still”.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

is this even legal?

got harassed by the military police on the way to the Security and Prosperity Partnership summit today!

Monday, April 21, 2008

security for whom?

The Security and Prosperity Partnership Summit ( ) begins Monday April 21st in New Orleans, but if it’s such a good idea, exactly why do these guys need so much security???

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Friday, April 18, 2008

the skinny

It is official! skinnychef is on the bus!

For those of you who do not know, I have made the decision and enacted the plan. I have sworn off the 9 to 5 (and even theatre work). I leased out my house for a year, packed all my furniture, my art, and bicycles into the shed and screwed it shut. Why? Well, skinnychef is on the road, and making media full-time with!

Corn-Dog and I, and everything we could fit in the little car, high tailed it to Slidell Louisiana to meet with my partner, FluxRostrum, at the Bio-Liberty compound. Here I am decompressing and unpacking and getting ready to cover the Security and Prosperity Partnership meeting in New Orleans this coming weekend.

We are traveling via the NOmadjik Bus, which is a waste vegetable oil (WVO) fueled school bus come media empire on six wheels.

Our Itinerary Includes (but is not limited to):
• April 20-21: New Orleans covering the meeting of the Security and Prosperity Partnership (aka. The North American Union or “Three Amigos”)
• May: West Virginia to prepare the bus for the journey
• June: Republic of Lakota covering the Lakota Independence
• June 22-July 9: Wyoming for (lord help me!) The Rainbow Family Gathering
• August 9: Denver Colorado to meet with my family and drive to Lake Tahoe for Mom and Dad’s FIFTIETH wedding anniversary on August 17th
• August 25-28: back in Denver to cover the Democratic National Convention
• September 1-4: Minneapolis MN to film the Republican National Convention
• September 11: New York, New York for the anniversary of 9/11

And then we are taking offers…Until January’s Inauguration in Washington DC

We are doing all of this on a dumpster diver budget, so if you are able to, feel free to help support independent media and buy skinnychef a burrito or two. Donate via PayPal to if you wish.

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You totally rock!


Monday, April 7, 2008

Saturday, March 29, 2008

bike porn

i sold the pea-picker!

congratulations to my new buddy hector, who bought it!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Richardson Endorses Obama

I don't know if you've noticed, but we are all fucked! Iraq is blowing up! Gen. Patraeus is posturing towards Iran! Our Civil Liberties have been SOLD up the river to corporations with an interest!
Golly, who should I vote for?

HA HA HA!!!! jk!
Happy Fucking Tuesday!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Coalition of the Willing

from Al Jezera English

Winter Soldier; Jason Washburn

Winter Soldier was a four-day event that brought together veterans to testify about their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan - and present video and photographic evidence.

Attendance at Winter Soldier was not open to the general public because of limited space at the event site. Distribution of the video has been equally pass it on!

Check out more of the Winter Soldier testimony on Iraq Veterans Against the War

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Million Musician March?

Q. How many musicians does it take to make a million musician march?
A. About thirty.

This march commemorated the FIFTH YEAR of the Iraq war. It was "organized" by Instruments for Peace, but was sorely under attended considering SXSW has doubled the population of Austin with musicians and music fans, many of whom would probably have enjoyed participating. But, apparently the organizers didn't feel they needed to reach out to the visitors, so the march was pretty weak.

Activist leaders need to remove their ego from the equation and work collaboratively and aggressively to achieve change.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Corporate Amnesty vs. Your Privacy : BIG VOTE THIS WEEK!

If the Bush Administration gets its way this week in the US Congress, Bush and the big telecommunications corporations will never be held accountable for years of illegal spying on Americans, and that spying will again be authorized.

Add your voice in opposition! Tell your representative to--


Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 now!

Or, you can sign an online petition to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, encouraging them to stand up and protect the U.S. Constitution in the face of the Bush Administration's power grab.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Conservative Round Table: North American Union

You might think I was crazy if I told you about this, but take a look at what these conservatives have to say about the North American Union, or Security and Prosperity Partnership...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Democratic Debate: 2/21/2008

Only 100 public seats were available to the debate, and 48,000 citizens joined the lottery to get in. Needless to say I wasn't one of the ones to get in...

viva political theatre!!!


original tune by my pal cheeryvibez

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Shirley is on the table, and so is impeachment!!

Shirley Golub of San Fransisco is holding a weekly sit in at Nancy Pelosi's office.
Every Thursday at noon.
450 Golden Gate in SF.
Join her!

BYOT (bring your own table)

Monday, February 11, 2008

Common Ground Relief

Malik Rahim, former member of the Black Panther Party in New Orleans, and co-founder of Common Ground Relief speaking at the dedication of the new facilities for Common Ground in the Lower Ninth Ward. Featuring the Rebirth Brass Band.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Super Fat Tuesday!

you always askin' what i do... well take a loook at what the cat dragged out!

see if you can see the skinnychef!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

impeach bush

This link goes to the email for the Judiciary Committee:

Committee Democrats

Chairman John Conyers (202) 225-5126 fax202-225-0072
Delahunt, (D) Massachusetts, 10th (202) 225-3111 - fax202-225-5658
Nadler, (D) New York, 8th (202) 225-5635 - fax202-225-6923
Scott, (D) Virginia, 3rd (202) 225-8351 - fax202-225-8354
Davis, (D) Alabama , 7th (202) 225-2665 - fax202-226-9567
Watt, (D) North Carolina, 12th (202) 225-1510 - fax202-225-1512
Gutierrez, (D) Illinois, 4th (202) 225-8203 - fax202-225-7810
Berman, (D) California, 28th (202) 225-4695 - fax202-225-3196
Boucher, (D) Virginia, 9th (202) 225-3861 fax202-225-0442
Lofgren, (D) California, 16th (202) 225-3072 - fax202-225-3336
Wexler, (D) Florida, 19th (202) 225-3001 - fax202-225-5974
Sánchez, (D) California, 39th (202) 225-6676 - fax202-226-1012
Sherman, (D) California, 27 (202) 225-5911 - fax202-225-5879
Weiner, (D) New York, 9th (202) 225-6616 - fax202-226-7253
Schiff, (D) California, 29th (202) 225-4176 - fax202-225-5828
Wasserman Schultz, (D) Florida, 20th (202) 225-7931 - fax202-225-8456
Signed onto H Res 333:
Johnson, (D) Georgia, 4th (202) 225-1605 - fax202-226-0691
Baldwin, Tammy (D) Wisconsin.
Waters, (D) California, 35th (202) 225-2201 - fax202-225-7854
Ellison, (D) Minnesota, 5th (202) 225-4755 - fax202-225-4886
Cohen, (D) Tennessee, 9th (202) 225-3265
Jackson Lee, (D) Texas, 18th (202) 225-3816 - fax202-225-3317

Committee Republicans:

Sensenbrenner Jr., (R) Wisconsin, 5th (202) 225-5101
Coble, (R) North Carolina, 6th (202) 225-3065
Gallegly, (R) California, 24th (202) 225-5811
Goodlatte, (R) Virginia, 6th (202) 225-5431
Chabot, (R) Ohio, 1st (202) 225-2216
Lungren, (R) California, 3rd (202) 225-5716
Cannon, (R) Utah, 3rd (202) 225-7751
Keller, (R) Florida, 8th (202) 225-2176
Issa, (R) California, 49th (202) 225-3906
Pence, (R) Indiana, 6th (202) 225-3021
Forbes, (R) Virginia, 4th (202) 225-6365
King, (R) Iowa, 5th (202) 225-4426
Feeney, (R) Florida, 24th (202) 225-2706
Franks, (R) Arizona, 2nd (202) 225-4576
Gohmert, (R) Texas, 1st (202) 225-3035
Jordan, (R) Ohio, 4th (202) 225-2676

Don't forget Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi:
Office of the Speaker
H-232, US Capitol
Washington, DC 20515
(202) 225-0100 sure to tell them to "have a nice day!"

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tony's Southern Comfort

my good buddies beth and jaime ate me under the table this week! so much so that "free february" is starting NOW! on january 15th!

Tony's Southern Comfort Restaurant ROCKS!!!