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Uniting to Transform US Policing

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Throughout the nation the issue of police brutality, including killings of unarmed people, is a common problem. It is part of a criminal enforcement system that has pitted police against people in ways that are very destructive to the fabric of the nation.  DOJ is taking or has taken action involving three dozen law enforcement agencies during the Obama era.

Restoring Privacy in Era of Big Data

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Without strong privacy and security protections for individuals, costs of the 21st Century digital disruption appear to outweigh benefits. Our identity is fundamentally our intellectual and spiritual property. Corporations protect their intellectual property with trade secret laws, yet laws don't afford the same privacy rights to people. 

Democracy on Trial in Michigan October 27

Monday, October 13, 2014

Rev. Edward Pinkney of Benton Harbor, Michigan will go to trial on October 27 for circulating recall petitions against pro-corporate Mayor James Hightower. Rev. Pinkney is a longtime community leader who ran for Congress as a Green Party candidate in 2008. He was charged with “voter fraud” for allegedly altering dates on the petitions and now faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.

Code Black Alert: The Execution of John Crawford III – Killer Cops are Back on the Street

Sunday, October 12, 2014

"[African Americans] had for more than a century before been regarded as beings of an inferior order, and altogether unfit to associate with the white race, either in social or political relations; and so far inferior, that they had no rights which the white man was bound to respect; and that the negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit. He was bought and sold, and treated as an ordinary article of merchandise and traffic, whenever a profit could be made by it.” – Dred Scott decision (1857)

Case Dismissed: TransCanada Charges Against Jill Stein, Daryl Hannah & Eleanor Fairchild Thrown Out

October 10, 2014
Jill Stein at Blockade

Wood County, Texas: The District Attorney has dismissed charges brought against Stein, Hannah and Fairchild in connection with the Tar Sands Blockade of the KeystoneXL Pipeline in East Texas.

The women had been arrested in actions in late 2012 supporting tree-sitters blocking construction of the KeystoneXL Pipeline.

The Comic* Ease By Which Consent for War is Manufactured

October 10, 2014

Every once in awhile you see just how easy it is to manipulate the American people, to take seemingly smart, wonderful, thinking human beings and turn us into puppets, or sheep, or lemmings... or perhaps all three combined into some sort of puppeepings?

Watch Lee Camp's Redacted Tonight piece on Manufacturing Consent - HERE.