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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed

April 4, 2012

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Students angry over pricey courses pepper-sprayed By GREG RISLING | Associated Press – 1 hr 23 mins ago SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — The dozens of student protesters who were pepper-sprayed by police at a California community college weren’t just angry about not getting into a meeting of school trustees. They were fuming about a new Santa Monica College plan that […]

FCC decision strikes critical blow to right-wing radio dominance

March 20, 2012

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FCC decision strikes critical blow to right-wing radio dominance By Stephen C. Webster Tuesday, March 20, 2012 13:02 EDT A Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decision issued Monday (PDF) will clear the runway for hundreds of new community radio stations that broadcast on low-power FM signals, bringing progressive, community voices to urban areas that have for decades only […]

NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption

March 11, 2012

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NYPD Officer Sent To Psych Ward By Superiors After Reporting Corruption BY DANNY GOLD MAR 9, 2012 11:27 PM Graham Rayman at the Village Voice brings us more on officer Adrian Schoolcraft, the modern day Serpico who was sent to a psych ward for reporting on corruption in the NYPD. While working out of the 81st precinct in Brooklyn, […]

Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists’ Cover

March 11, 2012

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Ag-Gag Law Blows Animal Activists’ Cover by KATHLEEN MASTERSON March 10, 2012 from WOI After a series of videos revealing apparent cruel treatment of farm animals went viral, Iowa has made it a crime for people to misrepresent themselves to gain access to a farm. The so-called “Ag-Gag” law targets undercover animal rights activists who secretly take videos. […]

At 12:45 am, police chief demands reporter make changes

March 11, 2012

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At 12:45 am, police chief demands reporter make changes March 10, 2012 10:05 am by Frances Dinkelspiel Update 2:30 pm. City officials respond to incident: Statement from Interim City Manager Christine Daniel: I take this situation very seriously. We understand and appreciate the depth of response to this incident.  The value of the free press in our […]

“Anonymous” hurt by arrests but hard to kill

March 8, 2012

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“Anonymous” hurt by arrests but hard to kill By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent | Reuters – 3 hrs ago LONDON (Reuters) – In turning one of its best-known hackers into an informant and breaking open the highest profile elements of the “Anonymous” movement, authorities have dealt a serious blow to a group they found a growing irritant. But as the broader […]

Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law

March 4, 2012

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Georgia sheriff condemns proposed anti-picketing law by: JOHN WOJCIK march 2 2012 On Feb. 29 Georgia legislators discussed a new proposed law that would make union picketing a felony but yesterday the sheriff of the largest county in the state blasted the bill, saying it would require him to shift from policing crime to policing free […]

ACTION ALERT! Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal

March 1, 2012

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Goodbye, First Amendment: ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal Published: 29 February, 2012, 02:13 Just when you thought the government couldn’t ruin the First Amendment any further: The House of Representatives approved a bill on Monday that outlaws protests in instances where some government officials are nearby, whether or not you even know it. The US […]

UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying

February 29, 2012

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UC Davis officials sued over pepper spraying Nineteen students and alumni file a federal lawsuit alleging that their free speech and assembly rights were violated in the Occupy-related incident. February 23, 2012|By Larry Gordon, Los Angeles Times Three months after being pepper sprayed or allegedly roughed up by UC Davis campus police during an Occupy […]

In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home

February 23, 2012

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In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home By Dylan Stableford | The Cutline – 2 hrs 45 mins ago Just as he did following the death of New York Times reporter Anthony Shadid in Syria, White House press secretary Jay Carney began his daily briefing by praising the work of Marie Colvin, […]