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

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 message that police brutality is acceptable. Banks got bailed out. We got sold out.” And Obama [...] [...]

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

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 few days, a lot has happened: – Republican Representative Darrell Issa and Democratic Representative Nancy Pelosi [...] [...]

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Facebook is gaslighting the web. We can fix it.

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 embrace Facebook technologies is overwhelming, and the net result is that Facebook is gaslighting users into believing [...] [...]

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How OWS woke up our civil society

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 began planning for it this summer. We don’t know what’s coming next, and that’s the good news. [...] [...]

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