Month: November 2011

“Mic check, Mr. President.” Obama Heckled For silence on Police Brutality and Crony Connections to Banks

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Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation“Mic check, Mr. President.”   “Over 4,000 peaceful protesters have been arrested while bankers continue to destroy the American economy. You must stop the assault on our 1st Amendment rights. Your silence sends a…

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Progress against SOPA. Still more to do to stop the Destruction of the ‘Net

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Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationI also wanted to take a minute and thank everyone who called or wrote their Congressperson to speak out against SOPA and PROTECT IP. As a result of people speaking up in the last…

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Facebook is gaslighting the web. We can fix it.

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Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation“Facebook has moved from merely being a walled garden into openly attacking its users’ ability and willingness to navigate the rest of the web. The evidence that this is true even for sites which…

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How OWS woke up our civil society

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Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation The violent response from authorities will only solidify the peaceful movement…   A year ago, no one imagined an Arab Spring, and no one imagined this American Fall — even the people who…

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UC Berkeley police give “Beat Poets” new meaning: poet laureate Robert Hass on his violent encounter – Boing Boing

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Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationOnce the cordon formed, the deputy sheriffs pointed their truncheons toward the crowd. It looked like the oldest of military maneuvers, a phalanx out of the Trojan War, but with billy clubs instead of…

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Cedar-Sinai takes cancer sufferer off transplant list for taking the medical marijuana its doctor prescribed – Boing Boing

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Via Scoop.it – Demand TransformationNorman B. Smith was diagnosed with inoperable liver cancer by his doctor at LA’s Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who prescribed medical marijuana. Now, Cedars-Sinai has removed Mr Smith from the list of liver-transplant candidates…because he…

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