I share Robert Reich’s opinion of the corporate kingpins who are trying to drive a stake through the ailing heart of our democracy: A funny thing happened to the First Amendment on its way to the public forum. According to the Supreme Court, money is now speech and corporations are now people. But when real […]
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Ezra Klein thinks the mayor did the movement a favor by attacking the OWS encampment, because the attack reinvigorated the occupiers. More here. Bookmark It
At what point did we all decide that you had to have a permit that designated where you could and could not protest? “We” never made such a decision, of course. More here. Bookmark It
Maybe I’m wrong, but the Occupy movement seems to highlight a serious conflict between our right to assemble and petition, and contemporary laws and notions regarding public space. All too often, it seems, these rights can be trumped by the power of landlords and city officials. More here. Bookmark It
Mayor Bloomberg’s ploy to end Occupy Wall Street tomorrow morning isn’t fooling anyone. It looks like the occupiers have no intention of voluntarily surrendering their First Amendment rights. Bookmark It