Archive for February 16th, 2011

Rule of Law

| February 16, 2011 | 5 Replies
Rule of Law

Is this country still under the rule of law? Decreasingly so, even for American citizens. Watch this short discussion about Jose Padilla (on Shepard Smith’s show) and you’ll see shameful conduct and policies Barack Obama has in common with George W. Bush:

The fact that thePatriot Act will be extended is equally incredible. We’re trying really hard to keep up with China on violation of basic human rights.

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Feingold v. Citizens United

| February 16, 2011 | 6 Replies
Feingold v. Citizens United

Former Senator Russ Feingold has taken on Citizen’s United by founding Progressives United:

Launching on Wednesday, Progressives United is an attempt to to build a grassroots effort aimed at mitigating the effects of, and eventually overturning, the Supreme Court’s infamous Citizens United decision that opened the floodgates to corporate spending in the U.S. electoral system. In addition to online mobilization, the political action committee (PAC) will support progressive candidates at the local, state and national levels, as well as holding the media and elected officials accountable on the group’s key priorities.

Here’s more on Feingold and his new organization from Huffpo.

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Corporate pushback against supporters of Wikileaks

| February 16, 2011 | Reply
Corporate pushback against supporters of Wikileaks

Glenn Greenwald discusses a recently disclosed corporate plan to sabotage the careers of supporters of Wikileaks such as Greenwald.

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Glenn Greenwald develops this story in detail on his site.

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