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Aug 7-9: Three Days Of Action To Shut Down ALEC In Chicago

Aug 7-9: Three Days Of Action To Shut Down ALEC In Chicago

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) will be meeting in Chicago on August 7-9 at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. ALEC connects corporate lobbyists with legislators behind closed doors to write "model legislation". This Legislation is then put on the floor of state legislatures across the country, without indication that it is an ALEC model bill. Put simply, corporations are writing state laws. That type of concerted effort in favor of profit between business interests and the state is NOT acceptable. ALEC's model bills include Right to Work (for less) laws, "Ag-gag" bills which brand environmental and animal rights activists "terrorists", Arizona's racial profiling law (SB1070), Wisconsin legislature's attack on public-sector collective bargaining, and so many others.

Cell Phone Jamming In Chicago? Expect It.

Not only do the FBI and Secret Service have standing authority to jam signals, but they along with state and local authorities can also push for the shutdown of cell towers, thanks to a little-known legacy of the Bush administration: "Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 303," which lays out the nation's official "Emergency Wireless Protocols."

#ChicagoSpring: Occupy NATO May 12-21

Via ChicagoSpring.org: On May 19, Mayor 1% Emanuel will bring to Chicago military and civilian representatives of the 28-nation US-commanded and largely US-financed North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and heads of state and

Mike's Blog Round Up

43 Ideas-Per-Minute: Hacking Hypocrisy Geekosystem: Facebook's Privacy Policy is longer than the US Constitution. Sparkle Pony: Laura Bush jumps o

The Word - Political Suicide

From The Colbert Report Feb. 11, 2010: Republicans were doing such a good job of getting nothing done before Obama invited them to a televised heal