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Where Do You Draw the Line?

Here's a memorable piece of video on Xkeyscore, featuring Piers Morgan, Glenn Greenwald, James Risen, and Jeffrey Toobin.

Risen and Greenwald get set up by Morgan pretty well to make Toobin look clueless, and silly, in his insistence that Snowden's done a very valuable thing for American democracy, but nevertheless must pay the price for releasing classified material. This is a village meme running around Washington, New York, and evidently, London, these days. Read below the fold...

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 3 of 3

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 1 of 3
WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 2 of 3

Wednesday night, June 19, 2013, I attended an enlightening and motivating "emergency" forum for "citizens of conscience" at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC entitled: NO Government Spying on Whole Populations/Hands off Snowden & Manning/Close Guantanamo NOW. Read below the fold...

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 2 of 3

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 1 of 3
WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 3 of 3

Wednesday night, June 19, 2013, I attended an enlightening and motivating "emergency" forum for "citizens of conscience" at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC entitled: NO Government Spying on Whole Populations/Hands off Snowden & Manning/Close Guantanamo NOW. Read below the fold...

WCW 6/19/13 NYC Emergency Forum Re NSA-Part 1 of 3

WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 2 of 3
WCW 6/19/13 NYC EMERGENCY Forum Re NSA-Part 3 of 3

Last Wednesday night, June 19, 2013, I attended an enlightening and motivating "emergency" forum for "citizens of conscience" at The Great Hall of Cooper Union in NYC entitled: NO Government Spying on Whole Populations/Hands off Snowden & Manning/Close Guantanamo NOW Read below the fold...

MLK’s Inspiration Came From ‘Fee-dom’s’ Child!

Marian Wright Edelman just posted an inspiring article on Huffpo entitled, “How ChildrenTransformed America” about MLK and the ferocious courage of a huge group of children and youth freedom fighters from the early 60s who demonstrated in Birmingham, Alabama, faced down ruthless agents of segregation and won a very significant civil rights battle there. Read below the fold...

A great story about collaborative urban farming in Detroit

"What’s setting Penrose apart from other urban agriculture efforts going on in Detroit is the combination of having residents, a nonprofit and the developer all working together to rebuild a neighborhood using the growing of food as part of the foundation.
“I haven’t heard of anything else quite like that going on,” says Malik Yakini, chairman of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network. “I think it is unique.”
Read below the fold...

Being Julian Assange

Chris Hedges calls out the “vast subterranean network of governmental and intelligence agencies from around the world dedicated to destroying Wikileaks and arresting its founder, Julian Assange.”

According to Hedges, on Hans Crescent Street in London is a red-brick building housing the Ecuadorean Embassy and in some of its rooms lives the “world’s best-known political refugee.”

Julian Assange was offered sanctuary there beginning last June. Read below the fold...

Pfc. Kim Rivera Deported from Canada & Sentenced

Naomi Spencer in “Iraq war resister, a pregnant mother of four, sentenced to 10 months in prison” spells out the compelling tale of Army Pfc. Kimberly Rivera.

Kimberly and Mario Rivera, both natives of Mesquite, TX, met as fellow workers at Walmart. They had their first child when Kimberly was 19 and then a second baby three years later. Read below the fold...

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Cheerful News on the Occupy Front

This article chronicling a solid string of victories in trials where OWS brothers and sisters refused to plead guilty to B.S. charges (in exchange for the police state dropping charges accusing them basically of exercising their First Amendment rights to express all of our sentiments and views) made me really happy. I hope it does the same for you. Read below the fold...

Hedges: Tomas Young’s Iraq War Survival, Dissent & Life End

Departments: 

Chris Hedges’ eloquent, heart-breaking account entitled “The Crucifixion of Tomas Young” is worth a full reading.

Hedges recently traveled to Kansas City to visit the disabled 33-year old Army veteran, Tomas Young, who had been the subject of a movie documentary entitled “Body of War” and whose paraplegic body since then has deteriorated to such a degree Young has decided to put an end to its horrifying regression.

Hedges writes: Read below the fold...

Jill Stein's SOTU Message to Reclaim Our Future

After Obama’s SOTU message on February 12, 2013, Jill Stein, Green Party 2012 presidential candidate, addressed a national video audience with "Our Green State of the Union" assessment -- what Jill Stein herself called the “REAL state of our nation.”

Stein:

We need a real discussion of where we are, so we can set our priorities right and secure the future for our imperiled families, communities, country and planet.

Read below the fold...
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What Price Transparency?

Daniel Ellsberg

Daniel Ellsberg

“When all who are honestly mistaken hear the truth, they will either quit being mistaken or cease being honest.” ~Anonymous~ Read below the fold...

Stein's ‘Climate Change’ Reality & Responsibility Re Sandy

Last night superstorm Sandy’s ferocious winds found Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein at Boston City Hall plaza making remarks at a 350.org vigil during a campaign stop in her own state. How relevant was that! 350.org an organization dedicated to find global climate solutions. Today Dr. Stein is scheduled to go to Texas to support the Keystone XL pipeline Tars Sands Blockade. Another pro-environment activist movement. Read below the fold...

Jill Stein Filed Injunction Against Comm’n on Prez Debates

From Jill Stein’s website:

Last week Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein was arrested, along with VP candidate Cheri Honkala, attempting to get into the presidential debates in Hempstead, New York.  This week her fight continues with a lawsuit filed today [October 22] against the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD), claiming that the CPD, Democratic National Committee, and Republican National Committee, together with the Federal Election Commission and Lynn University, had deprived her of her constitutional rights to due process, equal protection, and free speech, as well as her statutorily protected civil rights.

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Refreshing to Have Jill Stein as a President with Spine!

Jill Stein is a “citizen-politician” who refuses to behave herself.

Dr. Stein refuses to stay in the campaigning bull-shit bubble.

She doesn’t suffer fools or play the crony let’s-screw-the-99% game.

Someone on a website recently called Jill Stein “the best presidential candidate you’ll never hear about”.

Jill Stein is a Boston physician (Harvard educated) and veteran activist and candidate with the Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party
. Read below the fold...

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