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The legislative campaign of SOA Watch is looking forward to an exciting summer and fall, where we can bring the issue of the SOA/WHINSEC to the national agenda and advocate for alternatives to the growing culture of militarism throughout the hemisphere. SOA Watch Submitted by David Culver The legislative campaign of SOA Watch is looking […]
Unexceptionalism: A Primer By E. L. DOCTOROW Published: April 28, 2012 New York Times TO achieve unexceptionalism, the political ideal that would render the United States indistinguishable from the impoverished, traditionally undemocratic, brutal or catatonic countries of the world, do the following: PHASE ONE If you’re a justice of the Supreme Court, […]
After the Battle Against SOPA— What’s Next? by Lawrence Lessig January 26, 2912 The Nation January 18, 2012 could prove to be an incredibly important day, and not just for copyright policy or the Internet. On that day, two critically important things happened: First, with its 6-2 decision in Golan v. Holder, the Supreme Court […]
Congress was on track to approve extending unemployment insurance, but that vote could fall apart over efforts to pressure the president to approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline deal. Jim Cason, Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Submitted by David Culver If Congress doesn’t act soon, 1.8 million people will lose their modest unemployment insurance […]
SOPA Vote Delayed, Allowing For More Corporate Fundraising From Censorship Bill Zach Carter December 16, 2011 Huffington Post WASHINGTON — After two days of debate, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) abruptly halted a key hearing on the Stop Online Piracy Act, postponing a Committee vote on the bill until 2012. The […]
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Bloomberg vs. Occupy Wall Street Joe Conason Posted on Nov 6, 2011 Truthdig Americans listen when Michael Bloomberg speaks, not only because he is the mayor of New York City, but because he is a self-made billionaire and a smart guy. People think Bloomberg knows a lot about business and investment, which he surely does. But […]