Economic Power: Avoid Arizona and Boycott BP by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
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May 16, 2010

Money is power.  Each of us has it to varying degrees.  Our challenge is to use our spending to advance worthy goals.  Right now we see economic power being used against the state of Arizona because of the awful legislation recently passed that makes it all too easy for police there to seek proof of citizenship from virtually anyone they choose.  Many groups and government entities have already canceled conferences and other activities in Arizona, sending state and business leaders into a frizzy.  They deserve to suffer as do the vast majority of Arizona citizens that supported the legislation.  Every American that professes love and respect for the Constitution should avoid spending their tourism and other kinds of spending in Arizona.

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Chevron’s “Crude” Attempt to Suppress Free Speech by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship

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by Bill Moyers and Michael Winship
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May 15, 2010

Even as headlines and broadcast news are dominated by BP’s fire-ravaged, sunken offshore rig and the ruptured well gushing a reported 210,000 gallons of oil per day into the Gulf of Mexico, there’s another important story involving Big Oil and pollution – one that shatters not only the environment but the essential First Amendment right of journalists to tell truth and shame the devil.

(Have you read, by the way, that after the surviving, dazed and frightened workers were evacuated from that burning platform, they were met by lawyers from the drilling giant Transocean with forms to sign stating they had not been injured and had no first-hand knowledge of what had happened?! So much for the corporate soul.)

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Chris Hedges: The working class feel betrayed by the liberal elite

with Chris Hedges
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May 16, 2010

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A Mad Tea Party

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Noam Chomsky detained in Israel, denied entry to the West Bank

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Israel stops US academic at border

Al Jazeera English
May 16, 2010

Noam Chomsky, a renowned Jewish-American scholar and political activist, has been barred from entering the West Bank.

Chomsky was denied entry by Israeli immigration officials as he attempted to cross the Allenby Bridge from Jordan on Sunday.

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“After several hours of waiting and multiple interrogations our two friends were permitted entry and my daughter and I were informed that we were denied entry after much discussion indirectly with the interior ministry.”

Chomsky said the border officials were “very polite” as they “transmitted inquiries from the [Israeli] ministry of the interior”.

[…]

via Al Jazeera English – Middle East – Israel stops US academic at border

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Whistle-Blowers: A Conversation with Ellsberg and Dean (2009)

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