Hofstra Debate 2012: Stein Arrested & Dinner with the Governor

There were so many fascinating wonderful first Amendment moments happening outside of the debate.

Ben Jealous, the world will remember that you put petty partisan politics above the life of Troy Davis.

IW:  I tried to reply to an email from NAACP President/CEO Ben Jealous titled, “The World Will Remember Troy Davis.” Unsurprisingly, the email it was sent from does not allow for replies.  Below is what I wanted to tell Mr. Jealous: The world will remember that you, Ben Jealous, put petty partisan politics above the […]

Goodman: Cancun, Climate Change and WikiLeaks

Critical negotiations are under way here in Cancun, under the auspices of the United Nations, to reverse human-induced global warming. This is the first major meeting since the failed Copenhagen summit last year, and it is happening at the end of the hottest decade on record. While the stakes are high, expectations are low, and, […]

Amy Goodman: John le Carré: Calling Out the Traitors – Truthdig

John le Carré, the former British spy turned spy novelist, has some grave words for Tony Blair. More than seven years after the invasion of Iraq, the former British prime minister, now out of office and touring the world pushing his political memoir, is encountering serious protests at his book signings. “I can’t understand that […]

Canadian Green leader protests detention of American journalist Amy Goodman

KW: Sometimes when overzealous government law enforcement go too far, it becomes so comical, it is difficult to realize the travesty of justice that occurred. But, the victim was still harmed and the practices are still in place. So, we should acknowledge the violation of rights, try to learn from what happened, and use the […]

Inauguration coverage: Glen Ford of Black Agenda on Democracy Now!

Go to: www.democracynow.org for analysis and coverage. (I will probably not do updates for awhile. Need lunch.) Glen Ford is the editor of Black Agenda Report. Amy Goodman notes that he has been a critic of Barack Obama. Glen Ford gave very positive coverage of Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for President. Glenn Ford […]

Inauguration Day: Alice Walker and Amy Goodman comment on Democracy Now!

Okay, I think I am somewhat grassroots to have been watching the events on C-Span, which is an organization that the government caused the cable companies to set up to “give back” to Americans by providing coverage of government meetings, etc. Though, I guess the most progressive place to watch is on “Democracy Now” on […]

Democracy Now: Mega Election Night Coverage

Hope you will continue to check into onthewilderside for our coverage, third party input, BOOG City commentators, etc. Though, you might also want to play Democracy Now! in the background. On their web-site (and I think in cooperating sites like Common Dreams, Alternet, etc.) they have great Election Night Coverage. And, one of the panelists […]

Judge empathizes with Sean Bell protest and Al Sharpton

Well, not entirely. Kimberly writes: As you may recall, Al Sharpton was among civil rights leaders who, in May 2008, protested in NYC over the police shooting and killing of unarmed bridegroom Sean Bell.  The protest was successful in that it was big, non-violent, and had an impact on New York City traffic. While most […]

Amy Goodman receives “Alternative Nobel”/Right Livelihood Award

Posted at Common Dreams From AP, October 1, 2008 ‘Alternative Nobels’ Go To Journalist, Activists STOCKHOLM, Sweden – A US journalist, a Swiss-born doctor and activists from India and Somalia were named on Wednesday as this year’s winners of the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the “alternative Nobel.” The Right Livelihood Award, or ‘Alternative […]

Army to manage unruly crowds (Basically, Martial Law in US)

From a Democracy Now! Report From a New Zealand media report: here. Pre-election Militarization of the North America Monday, 29 September 2008, 12:18 pm Michel Chossudovsky Pre-election Militarization of the North American Homeland. US Combat Troops in Iraq repatriated to “help with civil unrest” GlobalResearch.ca The Army Times reports that the 3rd Infantry’s 1st Brigade […]

Amnesty International condemns use of force by police at RNC in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Amnesty International: Use of Force Against RNC Protesters “Disproportionate,” Charges Amnesty International [London]–Amnesty International is concerned by allegations of excessive use of force and mass arrests by police at demonstrations in St. Paul, Minnesota during the Republican National Convention (RNC) from September 1-4, 2008. The human rights organization is calling on the city and county […]

Government intimidation of media surrounding RNC condemned

Story about the over 60,000 letters written to St. Paul elected officials, asking them to drop all charges against journalists arrested around the RNC: Letters Protesting Journalist Arrests at RNC Delivered Today in St. Paul. By Dave Astor. Published: September 05, 2008 Another great story about the need for freedom of the press: RNC: Media […]

Action Alert: Help Amy Goodman. Demand charges against all journalists be dropped.

September 03, 2008 Call to Action on Behalf of DN! Journalists Facing Charges for Reporting on the Republican National Convention

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