A third person is now in jail for remaining silent in front of a grand jury. This is stemming from the same incident in Portland in which authorities raided a house looking for black clothing and "anarchist" literature. Though the 3 have not been charged with crimes themselves they are now all in prison for not testifying.Read more »
As many of you may know, Muslim crazies have stormed embassies in Egypt and Libya. Killing a U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens in Libya. Some in the U.S. want to charge a maker of a video critical of radical Islam with the murder of Stevens http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/12/msnbc-host-hey-lets-prosecute-jone... and the other is a dodgy Brit that wants to ban free speech and submit.Read more »
How is this type of thing anything but censorship?
"- A Toronto street performer [Who is, himself, Jewish] is out of a job after being accused of making anti-Semitic remarks.
Paul Wildbaum, a 61-year-old comedian and mime, was advised by Elizabeth Lubowitz, Head of Administration for Harbourfront Centre's Community and Educational Programmes, that patrons complained that some of his act was "inappropriate and offensive."Read more »
Governmental Secrecy: Shield for Tyranny, Incompetence, and Corruption
An essential pillar of democracy is openness. There is no way that people can meaningfully participate in government, even if only by voting for representatives, if they do not have access to accurate information related to government operations. This was well understood by the founders of the US and embedded in the Bill of Rights. Conversely, a salient characteristic of undemocratic systems of all types, such as Czarist Russia, the Soviet Union, and Nazi Germany is a high degree of governmental secrecy.Read more »
Los Angeles police said Friday that they have arrested numerous people for chalking downtown in the weeks leading up to ArtWalk. Protesters organized a "Chalk Walk" during Thursday's monthly ArtWalk in downtown Los Angeles to "celebrate our right to free speech and remind the LAPD and the city of Los Angeles that chalking is NOT a crime." Los Angeles Police has been arresting people who have marked downtown with chalk. The chalkers have been targeting the area around the Central City Assn, as the "lobby group of the 1%," according to a handout distributed at ArtWalk.Read more »
SWAT team raids Seattle OWS organizers with a warrant looking for "anarchist materials."Read more »
"The board made it clear that talking about diet without a license is a crime and they could take me to court."Read more »
Death of the US Constitution: Can Americans Escape the Deception?
Hot Air Day is upon us. On July 4 hot air will spew forth all over the country as dignitaries deliver homilies to our “freedom and democracy” and praise “our brave troops” who are protecting our freedom by “killing them over there before they come over here.”
Not a single one of these speeches will contain one word of truth. No speaker will lament the death of the US Constitution or urge his audience to action to restore the only document that protects their liberty.Read more »
China hits back on U.S. human rights
Beijing, China (CNN) -- China criticized a "woeful" human rights record in the United States on Friday, a day after a U.S. report said Beijing's own record is getting worse, with harsh crackdowns on dissidents.
"The United States' tarnished human rights record has left it in no state -- whether on a moral, political or legal basis -- to act as the world's 'human rights justice,' " China said in an annual report on U.S. human rights.Read more »
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and has requested political asylum, officials and WikiLeaks said Tuesday. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino read a statement to reporters at a news conference in Quito. He took no questions. Assange has been fighting for a year and a half against being sent to Sweden for questioning about accusations of sexual abuse. Two women accused him in August 2010 of sexually assaulting them during a visit to Sweden in connection with a WikiLeaks release of internal U.S. military documents.Read more »
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