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.
Multiple Twitter feeds report that Livestreamers, journalists, photographers and broadcast journalists are being targeted by the police in Chicago.
Livestreaming from Tim Pool and Luke Rudknowski at the Chicago NATO summit protests...
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."
National Lawyers Guild Condemns Preemptive Police Raids & Unlawful Searches on the Streets. Via: “The Chicago Police Department has basically disappeared as many as eight activists,” said Kris Hermes, a spokesman for the National
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
News of the week for October 19, 1985 - The Reagan/Gorbachev summit.
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
I am so pleased this is finally happening. Haiti has been burdened by its national debt for a long time and this will help speed their recovery from