Saturday, February 15, 2014

14-02-15 Hello world!

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14-02-15 US: RootsAction for Snowden

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Tell President Obama and
Attorney General Holder:
Hands off Snowden!

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Tell Secretary of State Kerry: Restore Snowden's Passport!
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Today we’re giving a major boost to a pair of petitions in support of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.Please add your name to one or both.
RootsAction is getting ready to publicly deliver these petitions to officials in Washington. The more signers, the greater the impact -- as we reach out to news media everywhere.

Truth must be told: Edward Snowden’s “crime” was to educate Americans and the world about the dangerous growth of the U.S. surveillance state.

Last summer -- after Snowden released documents on the NSA’s mass surveillance programs -- the State Department suddenly revoked his passport in an effort to prevent him from reaching any country willing to grant political asylum.

Snowden didn’t get the due process he deserves.

Freedom to travel requires a passport. It’s a basic principle.

Tell Kerry to reinstate Edward Snowden’s passport now.

But returning Snowden’s passport isn’t enough. The U.S. government should make an ironclad commitment to fully respect his legal rights to seek political asylum.

You can send a clear message that insists the U.S. government must not engage in any abduction or other foul play against Snowden. Your name can go on this petition right now:Mr. President, Hands Off Edward Snowden!

You can also help by forwarding this email to people you know who care about civil liberties.

Thank you!

-- The team

P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, and many others.

P.P.S. This work is only possible with your financial support. Please donate.

Reuters: U.S. Revokes Snowden's Passport
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
Washington Post: NSA Collects Millions of Address Books
Ray McGovern: Snowden Accepts Whistleblower Award

14-02-15 US Police Violence - LA Sheriff Deputies shot to death 80 year old in his bed with a sub

The pre-revolutionary founding fathers never suffered such abuse, and would never have tolerated anything close to it.  jz

The widow has filed a wrongful death suit - one of many lawsuits faced by the troubled department.

14-02-15 US: Student loans - the next step in creating a sharecropper society

Now you are hooked by the banks before even leaving college... jz
By Bill Zimmerman, AlterNet
The $1.1 trillion emergency — and why large-scale civil disobedience is the only way to fix it. READ MORE»