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Steve Clemens> Punished for Exercising Our Constitutional Rights?

Punished for Exercising Our Constitutional Rights? by Steve Clemens   May 16, 2012    Mennonista Trial on May 14, 2012 of nonviolent protesters at Alliant Tech Systems, manufacturer of weapons and war profiteer. The contrast between the two Judges couldn’t have been starker. Judge Peter Cahill and Judge Ronald Abrams both serve on the Hennepin More

Steve Clemens> Punished for Exercising Our Constitutional Rights?

Punished for Exercising Our Constitutional Rights? by Steve Clemens   May 16, 2012    Mennonista Trial on May 14, 2012 of nonviolent protesters at Alliant Tech Systems, manufacturer of weapons and war profiteer. The contrast between the two Judges couldn’t have been starker. Judge Peter Cahill and Judge Ronald Abrams both serve on the Hennepin More

Chris Hedges> The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost

The Polite Conference Rooms Where Liberties Are Saved and Lost by Chris Hedges    Monday, March 26, 2012     Truthdig via Common Dreams I spent four hours in a third-floor conference room at 86 Chambers St. in Manhattan on Friday as I underwent a government deposition. Benjamin H. Torrance, an assistant U.S. attorney, carried out the questioning as part More

Video> How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat> A Conversation with Lawrence Lessig and Chris Hedges

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLFPN-XFGk0&w=560&h=315] How to Reverse the Corporate Coup d’Etat A Conversation With Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig Monday 30 January 2012  TruthOut Chris Hedges and Lawrence Lessig, Yes! Magazine | Interview and Video  Protesters against Citizens United demonstrate outside the Sacramento Capitol, California, January 21, 2012. (Photo: Public Citizen) "We've undergone a corporate coup d'etat in slow motion. More

Chris Hedges> Thank You for Standing Up

Thank You for Standing Up By Chris Hedges (about the author)    January 23, 2012 opednews.com  This article cross-posted from Truthdig I spent Friday morning sitting on a wooden bench in a fourth-floor courtroom in the New York Criminal Court in Manhattan. I was waiting to be sentenced for “disturbing the peace” and “refusing to obey a lawful order” More

Video> Man Arrested for Wearing Occupy Jacket at Supreme Court

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkA-rffPVaw&w=420&h=315] Uploaded by rattusnorv6 on Jan 20, 2012 TO CLARIFY, since many people seem to think we were staging some sort of one man protest inside the supreme court, we were NOT PROTESTING! We were very quietly and respectfully walking around the building after going through security during open hours. He was wearing the jacket upon entry, More

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