Archive for October, 2007

Published October 29, 2007 Podcasting Truth T o Power

Bob Bytes Back Archive: Hemp Seeds Sprout

Posted by moderator on October 26th, 2007

3/27/1996 by Bob Fitrakis The Big Chill may be over in Columbus. Things are thawing out and some progressive seeds are being planted. Can the revolution be far behind? Well, if it’s the Hemp Revolution, it’s on this weekend at the Wexner Center from the same people who brought us the provocative Panama Deception. Since […]

Bob Bytes Back Archive: Seeing Red (ACTV)

Posted by moderator on October 24th, 2007

 3/13/1996 by Bob Fitrakis Did you ever notice that if you look at Mayor Lashutka quickly from the side he looks a lot like former Soviet premier Brezhnev? When Greg speaks, it’s Leonid without the charisma. More importantly, the mayor’s policies are that same drab, debilitating 1970s Soviet gray. Hyperbole, you say? Communism is known […]

Bob Bytes Back Archive: Uneasy Ecology (environment and media)

Posted by moderator on October 23rd, 2007

3/6/1996 Uneasy ecology (environment and media) by Bob Fitrakis San Francisco–Imagine my surprise while I’m sitting in a workshop called “(Un)covering the Environment” at the Media and Democracy Congress in San Francisco when someone hands a fax to the moderator–Columbus’ own Mr. Greenpeace, Harvey Wasserman–about the trash-burning power plant back home. Harvey excitedly relayed the […]

Will The GOP Election Theft Machine Do It Again In 2008?

Posted by moderator on October 20th, 2007

by Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman October 19, 2007 With record low approval ratings for the Bush/Cheney regime and the albatross of an unpopular war hanging from the GOP’s neck, do you think that a Democratic presidential candidate will win the White House, get us out of Iraq, and end our long national nightmare? Think […]

Bob Bytes Back Archive: Unfun mandates (paying for ADA)

Posted by moderator on October 19th, 2007

2/28/1996 by Bob Fitrakis The Big Guy–the Mayor of Mayors–got a bit testy last week when people in wheelchairs finally called him on the carpet over at City Hall. Greg Lashutka’s claim that the Americans with Disabilities Act constitutes an evil “unfunded mandate” is ludicrous. In Lashutka’s analysis and rhetoric, any federal law requiring state […]

“How Ohio Pulled It Off” – a FREE film showing at the Drexel Gateway This locally produced film chronicles the theft of the 2004 election in Ohio by Kenneth Blackwell and the voting rights activists that dogged him throughout his run for governor in 2006. After the 2004 election, Blackwell wrote an article in the […]

Revisited: Columbus Alive   Dr. Fitrakis 2/16/1996 by Bob Fitrakis It’s two days before the New Hampshire primary, and Bob Dole looks politically dead. Despite a poll or two that still shows him ahead of Pat Buchanan by a few percentage points, even the staunchest necrophile can’t repress the urge to hold old Bob down and drive […]

Police Officers And Prejudice

Posted by moderator on October 16th, 2007

2/14/1996 by Bob Fitrakis Recently, a white suburban woman who refused a lawful request to sign a traffic ticket became a cause celebre when she threw a fit about being groped by the police. Obviously she’s never exercised her First Amendment rights at a Klan rally where groping is the order of the day. Her […]

The Real Fitrakis Files Coming Here, Going Back To 1996

Posted by moderator on October 15th, 2007

Dr. Fitrakis has authorized me to release here, on a gradual basis, the Columbus Alive writings starting from 1996. It IS history, it IS YOUR local revolution. It will give you perspective as to where we came from and how far we have gone. It’s a bumpy ride but it is truth and nothing but the […]


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