[Ibogaine] Fw: [NEWSROOM-L] US UT: Rave bust, con't
tinkerbell.sarah at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 17:49:05 EDT 2005
it's the end of the world
On 8/24/05, Preston Peet <ptpeet at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> Peace and love,
> Preston Peet
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Janet Dollacker" <jantu at SBCGLOBAL.NET>
> To: <NEWSROOM-L at LISTS.NETSPACE.ORG>
> Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2005 5:40 AM
> Subject: Re: [NEWSROOM-L] US UT: Rave bust, con't
> > Hi Jack, The Salt Lake Tribune is a surprisingly good little paper. It
> > has been an independent family owned paper since its inception.
> > Periodically it infuriates Mormons and the Deseret News,the church owned
> > evening paper, trys to buy them out against their will. I think the last
> > such war was a year or two ago. I don't know who won but it sounds like
> > the same people still have editorial control. In terms of objectivity it
> > beats the San Francisco Chronicle almost always,
> > which might come as a shock to them!
> > Another interesting thing happened in SLC, Utah, probably the most
> > Republican state in the Union. When Bush fled Cindy Sheehans group for
> > Salt Lake City expecting pure adulation, the mayor of SLC, Mayor Anderson
> > urged the populace to take to the streets in protest and in support of
> > Cindy and the mothers of our dead and wounded troops. They took out a
> > permit for 1000 people within sight and hearing distance of Bush and over
> > 2000 came. He promptly fled Utah for Idaho and was followed there as well.
> > One sad note is that Amy Goodman, probably the best media reporter in
> > America, from Democracy Now! ( www.democracynow.com ) mailed a wonderful,
> > unassailable tape from Cindy to Channel 4 Utah to coincide with the twigs
> > visit, and they refused to air it saying it would not be courteous to the
> > president. I saw the tape and there was nothing discourteous,
> > disrespectful or objectionable in any way whatsoever to anyone. But it
> > was a poignant plea for peace from a wounded mother...and I guess it was
> > just too effective. ( They certainly didn't mind offending President
> > Clinton 24/7 did they?) If you would like to complain at them for
> > refusing to air genuine news because they prefered to pander to the
> > current administration, here is the address for KTVX Utah:
> > Comments at abc4.tv. News media need to be reminded that their job in a
> > democracy is not to be a propaganda arm for the government and that it is
> > a betrayal of trust to the American people not to report the news without
> > their
> > own
> > spinning wheel. Maybe since they refused to air a legitimate piece of
> > news from an alternative source they would invite Amy Goodman to speak
> > about her experience in Camp Casey. If you agree with me, please email
> > them now while you're thinking about it, letters en masse have a powerful
> > effect.
> > Best wishes, Janet
> > "Jack R. Lebowitz" <jack at NETSPACE.ORG> wrote:
> > Update on the story on Pete Guither's excellent "Drug War Rant" blog
> > (top story) at http://blogs.salon.com/0002762/ ... today's press is a
> > tad more balanced, probably because of the outcry in the blogosphere
> > and working the reporter involved:
> >>"Utah media starts reporting on Rave attack
> >>After only reporting the press release put out by the Sheriff
> >>yesterday (and getting some heat for it), Utah papers are starting
> >>to explore the other side:
> >>In the Salt Lake Tribune:
> >>Partygoers at a rave in Spanish Fork Canyon that was busted by
> >>police Saturday night say officers used brutal and excessive force
> >>to clear the crowd.
> >>As many as 90 police officers from several agencies, including SWAT
> >>members and major crimes investigators, stormed the DJ-driven dance
> >>party around 11:30 p.m. dressed in full SWAT gear and holding
> >>automatic weapons.
> >>A helicopter announced the police presence as it crested a nearby
> >>hill and began shining a spotlight on the outdoor dance area, said
> >>19-year-old Scott Benton of Logan.
> >>"The cops just came in wearing full Army [camouflage]. It was
> >>basically brute force," Benton said. "I had a gun put in my face and
> >>was told to get out of there."
> >>Standing in a crowd of people near the main stage, Alisha Matagi
> >>says she was just in the wrong place at the wrong time when she was
> >>thrown to the ground, punched, kicked and handcuffed by police." .
> > J
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