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by Naomi Wolf
Greg Teetsell sends in a very alarming development -- those drones that have such powerful lobbies in US Congress are not just coming to skies near you, ready to be equipped for surveillance or worse, as we reported here -- they are to be integrated with l;aw enforcement! For local police network that has seen no harm in using violence against peaceful protesters in city after city, this is a most unAmerican development -- if they don't like them in Pakistan why should we think we will like them here? One could point out that these are not yet weaponized but if law enforcement is using them, weaponization is easy and easily justified (or 'justified").... "Integration of civilian police agency drone use is a "done deal'
Michael Van Dijk replied to Greg Manahn's great summary of the Rossport, Ireland protest: "Well done Ireland - what are Capetonians doing about Shell fracking the Karoo?" Then he added this link about homegrown protest against Shell's plan to frack.
Erica Payne, President of the Agenda Project writes: "Gov. Mitt Romney is asking Americans to select him to lead them. He is asking Americans to make him the most powerful person in the country – perhaps in the world. They deserve to know anything about him about him they want to know. Romney Girl -- a character in a new video that we created -- uses an unserious tone to ask some very serious questions:
My disclosure: my significant other helped with work on this piece:
:: photo courtesy of The U.S. Army, via Creative Commons license ::
Author & political activist Naomi Wolf raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change.