USuncutMN says: Tax the corporations! Tax the rich! Stop the cuts, fight for social justice for all. Standing in solidarity with http://www.usuncut.org/ and other Uncutters worldwide. FIGHT for a Foreclosure Moratorium! Foreclosure = homelessness. Resist the American Legislative Exchange Council, Grover Norquist and Citizen's United. #Austerity for the wheeler dealers, NOT the people.



We Are The 99% event

USuncutMN supports #occupyWallStreet, #occupyDC, the XL Pipeline resistance Yes, We, the People, are going to put democracy in all its forms up front and center. Open mic, diversity, nonviolent tactics .. Social media, economic democracy, repeal Citizen's United, single-payer healthcare, State Bank, Operation Feed the Homeless, anti-racism, homophobia, sexISM, war budgetting, lack of transparency, et al. Once we identify who we are and what we've lost, We can move forward.



Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mary Bottari on ALEC Exposed, Marjorie Cohn on prison hunger strike

Mary Bottari on ALEC Exposed, Marjorie Cohn on prison hunger strike

CounterSpin (7/22/11-7/28/11)


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This week on CounterSpin: You've probably never heard of the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC. So why do they have so much sway over the laws affecting your life? We may get some sunlight on the actions of this influential "public/private membership organization" with the release of a cache of previously secret documents on their work. We'll hear from Mary Bottari of the Center for Media and Democracy about the ALEC Exposed project, and what it all means.

Also on the show: A hunger strike by California prisoners against what they say are torturous and abusive conditions has gotten little national coverage despite the grave charges, which have gained some support from independent experts. We'll talk to Marjorie Cohn, a professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego and a past president of the National Lawyers Guild.


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