Tag Archives: Common Dreams

Common Dreams – ACLU Sues Federal Agencies Over License Plate Reader Information – 26 September 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 25, 2012
5:30 PM

CONTACT: ACLU

(212) 549-2666; media@aclu.org
ACLU Sues Federal Agencies Over License Plate Reader Information
Demands records on how ordinary citizens’ data is kept and shared Continue reading

Common Dreams – Anonymous NYPD Footage – 25 September 2012

Members of Anonymous have released sixty hours of footageof the mostly blacked-out raid last November by the NYPD that dismantled Occupy Wall Street’s Zucotti Park encampment. They also posted a 16-minute highlight video on YouTube. Both could be useful for ongoing legal actions against the police. And a year after the Bologna pepper-spray incident, a baby is due.

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Common Dreams – Sara Jerving – Coordinated Actions Worldwide This Weekend Call For Banning Fracking – 22 September 2012

Concerned people from the U.S. and numerous other countries will join in a global campaign event Saturday to call for a ban of hydraulic fracturing or “fracking.” More than 150 events, on five continents, are planned for this weekend’s “Global Frackdown” — a day of action against fracking — coupled with the promotion of the expansion of clean, sustainable energy options. Continue reading

Common Dreams – Italy Upholds Rendition Convictions for 23 Americans (First Judicial Review CIA Practice) – 21 September 2012

Osama Moustafa Hassan Nasr, also known as Abu Omar, claims he was tortured in prison in Egypt after being kidnapped in Milan. (Photograph: EPA)

Ruling is world’s first judicial review of CIA practice of abducting terror suspects and transferring them to third countries Continue reading

Common Dreams – Robin Hood Tax Bill Introduced In Congress – 18 September 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 17, 2012
5:22 PM

CONTACT: California Nurses Association/National Nurses United (CNA/NNU)

Carl Ginsburg 917-405-1060 or Charles Idelson, 510-273-2246

Common Dreams – Court Rules Against Detention; Congress Doubles Down On Government Spying – 15 September 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 13, 2012
5:28 PM

CONTACT: Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA)

Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167

Court Rules Against Detention; Congress Doubles Down on Government Spying Continue reading

Common Dreams – Victory In Wisconsin! – 15 September 2012

A Wisconsin judge has struck down the state law championed by Gov. Scott Walker that effectively ended collective bargaining rights for most public workers, ruling the law violates both the state and U.S. Constitution and is null and void. The action comes after a lawsuit brought by unions for Madison teachers Milwaukee city employees. A Walker spokesman said they will appeal. Stay tuned.

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Common Dreams – Max Blumenthal – Inside The Strange Hollywood Scam That Spread Chaos Across The Middle East – 14 September 2012

A group of rightwing extremists aimed to destabilize post-Mubarak Egypt and roil US politicians. They got their wish

Did an inflammatory anti-Muslim film trailer that appeared spontaneously on YouTube prompt the attack that left four US diplomats dead, including US ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens? American officials have suggested that the assault was pre-planned, allegedly by of one of the Jihadist groups that emerged since the Nato-led overthrow of Libya’s Gaddafi regime. So even though the deadly scene in Benghazi may not have resulted directly from the angry reaction to the Islamophobic video, the violence has helped realize the apocalyptic visions of the film’s backers. Continue reading

Common Dreams – Numbers, Analysis Show 30 Years Of Failed US Economic Policy – 13 September 2012

Census numbers show persistent poverty, falling wages, and rising inequality

– Common Dreams staff

The latest US Census Bureau numbers on poverty, income inequality, and healthcare, coupled with newly released economic analysis of US public policy reveals the reality and the reasons behind the persistent rut of the poverty-stricken, the working-poor, and the middle class in America. Continue reading

Common Dreams – Judge Orders Twitter To Produce Protester’s Tweets – 12 September 2012

Occupy protesters on the Brooklyn Bridge, Oct. 1, 2011. (photo: Adrian Kinloch / Flickr)

Twitter must produce the tweets from Occupy Wall Street protester Malcolm Harris by Friday or face a fine, a New York judge ruled Tuesday. Continue reading