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    The Green Party has continually opposed entry into war and has consistently called for the immediate return of our troops, in stark contrast to the Democratic and Republican parties.
    Today we march, tomorrow we vote Green Party.

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    Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? eBook

    Reflections on Occupy Wall Street, with photos, fun, and good wishes for the future. eBook, Occupy Wall Street: What Just Happened? (Only $.99 !) In the eBook, the Occupy movement is explored through original reporting, photographs, cartoons, poetry, essays, and reviews.The collection of essays and blog posts records the unfolding of Occupy into the culture from September 2011 to the present.  Authors Kimberly Wilder and Ian Wilder were early supporters of Occupy, using their internet platforms to communicate the changes being created by the American Autumn.

    The eBook is currently available on Amazon for Kindle;  Barnes & Noble Nook ; Smashwords independent eBook seller; and a Kobo for 99 cents and anyone can read it using their Kindle/Nook Reader, smart phone, or computer.

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In AT&T v. Concepcion, U.S. Supreme Court Deals Crushing Blow to Consumers

Statement of Deepak Gupta, Attorney, Public Citizen who represented the Concepcions before the U.S. Supreme Court. This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow to American consumers and employees, ruling that companies can ban class actions in the fine print of contracts. Now, whenever you sign a contract to get a cell phone, open […]

NYCLU, ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Against NYPD Over Excessive Force, Wrongful Arrests in New York City’s Schools

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmq9zKY5UKU] NYPD personnel assigned to New York City’s public schools have repeatedly violated students’ civil rights through wrongful arrests and the excessive use of force, according to a class action federal lawsuit filed today by the New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. The […]

Hope for Thanksgiving: Judge stops foreclosure, throws out mortgage and scolds bank…

(See related video at bottom) (excerpt from) The Telegraph UK Judge wipes out couple’s mortgage after bank’s ‘repulsive’ behaviour By Tom Leonard in New York / Nov 26 2009 A New York [from Suffolk County] judge was so angry with a bank’s “harsh, repugnant, shocking and repulsive” behaviour towards a financially struggling couple that he […]

In Michigan: Court frees Green Party former candidate, rules on 1st Amendment

Oops! Ian and I have had such a strange summer, so we missed this story from July 17th, about a Green we had previously covered a lot. Found the story at Green Party Watch and Independent Political Report… The Reverend Edward Pinkney, who had been a Green Party Congressional candidate for the 6th District in […]

Take note for your own civil liberties: Judge in Hauser/Chemo case

Update and where to donate in next post and: here.  I do not think that the government, nor medical establishment, handled the Daniel Hauser/Chemotherapy case well at all. I think that various government entities made oppressive moves against the young man and his family. And, now I think that the judge in this case made […]

Thurs. June 11th eve update: NY State Senate

Summary of what is going on, garnished from the Daily News Daily Politics blog, the Times Union Capitol Confidential blog, and Justine at Pisces Cafe: The Democrats went to court in the morning and got nothing. The Republicans met in the State Senate Chamber, but it was mostly ceremony, with no voting. The Democrats went […]

Court rules police can use taser to collect DNA samples

from Professor Jonathan Turley’s blog Defense Shocked: Court Rules Police Can Use Taser to Collect DNA Sample June 7, 2009 In New York, Niagara County Court Judge Sara Sheldon Sperrazza has issued a controversial ruling that police can taser a suspect who refuses to voluntarily submit a DNA sample. In this case, Ryan S. Smith […]

Supreme Court rules on judges and campaign contributions

from Ballot Access News U.S. Supreme Court Issues Caperton v Massey Coal Company Opinion June 8th, 2009 On June 8, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion in Caperton v Massey Coal Company, 08-22. The Court ruled 5-4 that when a judge receives very large campaign contributions from one side in a lawsuit, the judge […]

Police officer tasers high school student in cellphone incident

Law professor and blogger Jonathan Turley gives excellent coverage of this story, including links to similar incidents. Very worth going to his post. (excerpt from) the blog of Constitutional Law Professor Jonathan Turley Can You Hear Me Now? Police Officer Tasers High School Student In Dispute Over Use of Cellphone Published June 5, 2009 A […]

Making history: listen to Supreme Court oral arguments on Voting Rights Act

The Supreme Court has an excellent website with history and facts: here. To go to a link to hear the Supreme Court recording listen: here. (excerpt from) New York Times Supreme Court Releases Recording of Voting Rights Argument April 29, 2009 For the first time this term, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to release […]

Court supports loyalthy oath for candidates

An appeals court says the Texas Democratic Party can impose a loyalty oath on candidates seeking the party’s nomination.

Update: Carl Romanelli and the petitions lawsuits in Pennsylvania

Former Green Party senatorial candidate Carl Romanelli is preparing an argument to ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s ruling which incurred fee/fines on Romanelli and his lawyer when the Democratic Party challenged Romanelli’s petitions and unfairly threw him off the ballot.

New Mexico has repealed the death penalty

from: Equal Justice USA Breaking News March 18, 2009 New Mexico has just repealed the death penalty! Today Governor Bill Richardson signed a bill to replace the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole.

Some Huffington Post humor: Alternative Punishments for Al-Zeidi

A Huffington Post writer has come up with some alternative punishments for Muntadhar Al-Zeidi, the Iraqi journalist who shouted words against war as he threw his shoes at then President Bush. Evidently, writer Warren Holstein and I agree that there were worse things Al-Zeidi could have done. I can’t even post the whole story. Some […]