Greens condemn brutal ‘police state’ raids, arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists

Greens condemn brutal 'police state' raids, arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists outside the GOP convention in St. Paul GREEN PARTY OF THE UNITED STATES http://www.gp.org For Immediate Release: Tuesday, September 2, 2008 Contacts: Scott McLarty, Media Coordinator, 202-518-5624, cell 202-904-7614, mclarty@greens.org Starlene Rankin, Media Coordinator, 916-995-3805, starlene@gp.org Green Party members are among those targeted; … Continue reading Greens condemn brutal ‘police state’ raids, arrests of peaceful protesters and journalists

DESPITE POLICE RAIDS AND ARRESTS, MINNESOTA GREENS JOIN ANTIWAR, ANTIPOVERTY PROTESTS AT RNC

Distributed by the Green Party of the United States http://www.gp.org Green Party of Minnesota http://www.mngreens.org For Immediate Release September 1, 2008 Contacts: Rhoda Gilman: (651) 224-6383; Dave Bicking: (612) 276-1213, Spokespersons, Green Party of Minnesota DESPITE POLICE RAIDS AND ARRESTS, MINNESOTA GREENS JOIN ANTIWAR, ANTIPOVERTY PROTESTS AT RNC Greens have been among those targeted for … Continue reading DESPITE POLICE RAIDS AND ARRESTS, MINNESOTA GREENS JOIN ANTIWAR, ANTIPOVERTY PROTESTS AT RNC

Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now!, Unlawfully Arrested at RNC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE http://www.democracynow.org September 1, 2008 Contact: Dennis Moynihan 917-549-5000 Mike Burke 646-552-5107 ST. PAUL, MN—Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at approximately 5 p.m. local time. Police violently manhandled Goodman, yanking her arm, as they arrested her. Video of her arrest can be seen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQContinue reading Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now!, Unlawfully Arrested at RNC

Our illustrious Supreme Court…..

Crooks and Liars has a great piece on the U.S. Supreme's court decision so far this term:In one full term, this Court has severely curbed local efforts to promote racial diversity in schools, upheld a right-wing ban on a necessary medical procedure for women, curbed students’ free speech rights, crippled Congress’ ability to keep corporate … Continue reading Our illustrious Supreme Court…..

Public school teachers are “mouthpieces of the government” and have no free speech rights according

As a public school teacher, I read with interest and dismay the article below.  It is a regular balancing act between being neutral and being truthful.  I am not fearful of losing my job over this issue, but I am an exception in our public school system.There are many comments to the article and one … Continue reading Public school teachers are “mouthpieces of the government” and have no free speech rights according

Polictical messages on license plates might get you in trouble……

There is an item on Common Dreams about the DMV in South Dakota attempting to revoke a woman's license plate because of the plates political message:  MPEACHW  She had the plates made to match her husband's which had IMPCH WOn April 18, Heather Morijah got a letter from the South Dakota DMV. The agency “is … Continue reading Polictical messages on license plates might get you in trouble……

Challenge to our Free Expression Event

Yesterday I posted a description of the Empty Shoes of War event that I helped organize. The event was continually challenged throughout the day (probably due to the graphic nature of the content) - not by the public, mind you......by the personnel inside the public library attached to the public plaza. I have written a … Continue reading Challenge to our Free Expression Event

Corporate Snitch Notifier

I discovered this neat little feature about Mozilla Firefox:CSNotifier - The CorporateSnitch Notifier CSNotifier - The Consumer has the Right to Know Would you purchase that computer manufactured by a company that has profited from the War in Iraq? Perhaps you would think twice about spending your hard-earned cash on shampoo if you knew that … Continue reading Corporate Snitch Notifier

Air America Advertisers Being Told to Withdraw Commercials

ABC memo reveals Air America advertiser blacklistAn internal ABC Radio Networks memo obtained by Media Matters for America, originally from a listener to The Peter B. Collins Show, indicates that nearly 100 ABC advertisers insist that their commercials be blacked out on Air America Radio affiliates. According to the memo, the advertisers insist that "NONE … Continue reading Air America Advertisers Being Told to Withdraw Commercials