Medea Benjamin Discusses Drone Warfare in Tucson

Medea Benjamin discussing drone warfare in Tucson (large pink banner in back reads, "CODE PINK: Women for Peace")

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN Code Pink co-founder Medea Benjamin, whose book “Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control” was published in May, was in Tucson last week to speak at a forum at the downtown public library about drones. Or at what was supposed to be a forum about drones: though invitations were sent to several local …

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A Thin Line Between Protestor and Criminal

Uncle Sam points at you with the text, "The First Amendment Needs YOU"

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN In the past 9 months, over 7,000 people have been arrested in the United States for protesting. The actions have varied from marches to writing on the sidewalk with chalk. Government has taken a robust stance on protest enforcement, and has arrested people with impunity—leaving it to the court to work it …

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NYPD ‘consistently violated basic rights’ during Occupy protests

Girl getting dragged by the hair by Police

NYU SCHOOL OF LAW NEWS A report by NYU and Fordham law schools found a ‘shocking level of impunity’ and a department that acted beyond its powers—Ed A national consortium of law school clinics has released the first in a planned series of reports examining the responses of law enforcement authorities to the protests of …

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Cleveland Occupy arrests are the latest in FBI’s pattern of manipulation

"Mug shot of Connor Stevens from the Cleveland Five"

ALTERNET The FBI says the five arrested before May Day are terrorists, but friends in Cleveland say they were goaded on by informant Like real-life Avengers, the FBI and 23 separate police agencies joined forces and pounced on a band of villains hell-bent on sowing chaos in a sleepy Midwest suburb earlier this month. The …

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