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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 […]