Friday, May 09, 2014

Resources for May 9, 2014

Holland, Joshua. "A Primer: Just What Is Net Neutrality — and Why All the Fuss?" Moyers & Co (May 2, 2014)

Watts, Jonathan. "Uruguay's president José Mujica: no palace, no motorcade, no frills." The Guardian (December 13, 2013)

Dialogic Cinephilia archive: The Square (Egypt/USA: Jehane Noujaim, 2013)

Constantino, Bobby. "I Got Myself Arrested So I Could Look Inside the Justice System: A former prosecutor fights the law and lets it win." The Atlantic (December 17, 2013)

Merriam-Webster's Word-of-the-Day

Brown, Ellen. "Robbing Main Street to Prop Up Wall Street: Why Jerry Brown's Rainy Day Fund Is a Bad Idea for California." TruthOut (May 7, 2014)["There is no need to sequester funds urgently needed by Main Street to pay for Wall Street's malfeasance. Californians can have their cake and eat it too – with a state-owned bank."]

Center for Constitutional Rights: "Is this who we are?" asked President Obama almost one year ago during a speech in response to the mass hunger strike at Guantánamo prison and international condemnation over the force-feeding of men. Little has changed since that speech on May 23rd of last year. Not a single Yemeni has been released, even though the president lifted his self-imposed ban on transfers to Yemen, and men like our client Tariq Ba Odah, who continue hunger-striking, are still force-fed. On May 23rd, join activists across the world for a global day of action to close Guantánamo. We must keep the pressure on the administration to expedite the release of men already cleared for transfer and those it does not intend to charge. There will be demos in DC, NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Hawaii, Munich, London, Sydney and many more cities (via Witness Against Torture)

Hedges, Chris. "We’re Losing the Last Shreds of Legal Rights to Protect Ourselves from Oligarchy." RINF (May 8, 2014)

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