Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Stop NDAA - put a friend in jail

Stop NDAA - put a friend in jail

Fight Indefinite Detention: Use This App To "Detain" Your Friends The 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allows the United States military to detain suspects indefinitely and without charge or trial -- even American citizens. Help us reverse this travesty of justice.

This application integrates with your Facebook account and allows you to send an email to Congress in opposition to indefinite detention and to spread word about it by virtually "detaining" your friends. You choose which friends you want to "put in jail" and then we take their picture, put jail bars on it and post in on their wall/timeline.

Update Occupy
Capitalism Is Taboo in America By Richard D Wolff, City Lights Publishers | Book Excerpt,via Truth, May 15, 2012

...Questioning and criticizing capitalism have been taboo, treated by federal authorities, immigration officials, police and most of the public alike as akin to treason. Fear-driven silence has substituted for the necessary, healthy criticism without which all institutions, systems, and traditions harden into dogmas, deteriorate into social rigidities, or worse. Protected from criticism and debate, capitalism in the United States could and has indulged all its darker impulses and tendencies. No public exposure, criticism and movement for change could arise or stand in its way as the system and its effects became ever more unequal, unjust, inefficient and oppressive. Long before the Occupy movement arose to reveal and oppose what U.S. capitalism had become, that capitalism had divided the 1 percent from the 99 percent.

The importance of the Occupy movement was and is positioning its challenge to capitalism front and center among its concerns and passions. No oppositional mass movement of the last fifty years—one drawing broadly inclusive participation—has been similarly daring in going beyond single-issue focus to make economic injustice for the 99 percent and the ruling economic system central, defining issues. Despite the power of pro-capitalism ideology, Occupy has been able to contest it in amazingly profound ways in an amazingly short time and for an amazing number of Americans.

Of course Occupy is a first step. Nothing of comparably broad scope and with such transformative social objectives has ever moved forward in a straight line. It's rather two steps forward, one step backward. However a major barrier has been broken, a major line crossed, and a new stage of U.S. politics has begun. The issue of our economic system and whether it is adequate to our needs as a people has now been returned to the center of national discussion, criticism, and debate.

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