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Someone You Love: Coming to a Gulag Near You Posted on Apr 2, 2012 By Chris Hedges (Page 3) “You are unable to say that [such a book] consisting of political speech could not be captured under [NDAA section] 1021?”
An Occupy protest on Capitol Hill: SOBPhotography/Flickr Unlike the tea party, the Occupy movement hasn't involved itself much in elections. But that hasn't stopped a slew of progressives and political outsiders from capitalizing on the movement's energy. Here's a rundown of 10 electable House and Senate hopefuls who, one way or another, have made Occupy part of their campaigns:
Ok, let me get this straight… Barack Obama, was a professor of constitutional law , who spent significant time on civil rights projects galore and then once in office did the exact opposite in most cases of what he said he would do. I could live with most of it because I thought deep down inside you were ok, and just dealing with really stupid obstructionism. But with this odious, freedom eating bill the National Defense Authorization Act , truly comes the death of the Republic in America. We have now taken the final turn to fascism, the death of Habeas Corpus which is the very cornerstone of personal freedom, and my gloves are officially coming off.
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Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/03/2012 Jan 03, 2012 04:24 PM EST TheWashingtonPost GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa is one of the leading spokespeople for the Tea Party wing of the House GOP. With the national press continually asking King whether he’ll be making an endorsement in the Iowa caucuses, he has been built up into something of an important GOP figure.
The title is wrong, of course. Dissent never really goes away. And the last twelve months are an arbitrary time period, the United States far from the only country affected and perhaps not even the site of the most significant changes wrought by protest. But it's hard to deny that 2011 should be known as the year that dissent came back with a vengeance to the USA.
A supporter of Republican 2012 presidential candidate and Texas Rep. Ron Paul sports a "Revolution" tattoo at a Salute to Veterans Rally in Des Moines, Iowa, December 28, 2011, in advance of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, January 3,2012. UPI/Mike Theiler License photo Published: Dec. 29, 2011 at 12:33 PM
On Tuesday evening seven Occupy D.C. protesters were arrested outside the White House as they protested the law Congress passed last week permitting the indefinite detention of American citizens, the Washington Examiner reported. -- "This was the latest of three consecutive protests against the NDAA outside the White House this week; 11 were arrested at a protest Monday night. Protester Marshall Scott said the group plans to continue the nightly protests until Obama vetoes the bill," Aubrey Whelan said. -- A Washington Post blog posted a clip of Jon Stewart denouncing NDAA 2012 on "The Daily Show." -- In an editorial, the Salt Lake Tribune called NDAA 2012 "the most direct assault so far on the concept found in the Declaration of Independence that humans are endowed with certain inalienable rights" and called it a "disgusting turn of events
By Agence France-Presse Wednesday, December 28, 2011 17:21 EDT SANTA FE, New Mexico — Former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson launched a long-shot, third-party bid for the White House Wednesday that could hurt Republican efforts to oust President Barack Obama in 2012. Johnson announced his intention to become the nominee of the Libertarian Party, seeking to capitalize on massive voter frustration with both the White House and Congress at a time of intensely polarized American politics.
Montanans Launch Recall of Senators Who Approved NDAA Military Detention. Merry Christmas, US SenateDec-25-2011 17:57 Ralph Lopez Special to Salem-News.com Montana would be the first recall drive to be launched as a result of the vote for the NDAA military detentions provisions. (HELENA) - Moving quickly on Christmas Day after the US Senate voted 86 - 14 to pass the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite military detention of American citizens without charge or trial, Montanans have announced the launch of recall campaigns against Senators Max Baucus and Jonathan Tester, who voted for the bill.
The Occupy movement that began on Wall Street and swept across the country has presented a variety of challenges to law enforcement. A mixture of well-meaning citizens and radicals looking for a fight, the groups have confounded more than a few departments as civil liberties run up against legitimate public safety concerns. Even if your area hasn’t been impacted, there’s a lot to be learned from these protests. 1.
Twitter feeds including @ABalkhi, which has more than 4,100 followers, and @alemarahweb, which has more than 6,200 followers, regularly feature tweeted boasts about the deaths of "cowardly invaders" and "puppet" Afghan government forces. Taliban spokesmen also frequently spar with Nato press officers on Twitter, as they challenge and rebut each other's statements. Twitter declined to say if the company had been asked to block the feeds by Mr Lieberman.
The Declaration of Independence: A Transcription
The Occupy Wall Street protests continue to spread around the country, highlighting grievances some Americans have about banks, income inequality and a sense that the poor and middle class have been disenfranchised. A recent New York Times/CBS News poll found that almost half of the public thinks the sentiments at the root of the movement generally reflect the views of most Americans. What are your thoughts about the movement? Do you agree with the protesters’ methods? Please note you must be logged in to post a comment.
... the dominant interpretation of the First Amendment has adapted to the surrounding commercial environment, far more than being developed in any sort of exercise to determine what is best for democracy or self-government per se, or what the Founding Fathers had in mind. But the proponents of the newfangled corporate-friendly First Amendment insist that their interpretation alone represents the true meaning of free speech and free press. This new theology extends the logic of this "laissez-faire" First Amendment to include the rights of the wealthy to virtually purchase elections and the rights of advertisers to operate without government regulation. In short, this is a First Amendment for society's owning classes.