OWS Week 9/12 : DNC, Chicago Teachers, Bradley Manning, Occupy Obama HQ, Drone protests

submitted by Gabrielle Price

This episode of the show; DNC protests, Chicago Teachers Union demos and Free Bradley Manning vigil continues. OWS Week stayed in Charlotte North Carolina to capture the last days of popular protests against the two-party system in America. The patriots and veterans converged on the Obama HQ in Washington DC in support of Bradley Manning and over in Chicago. Fannie Mae got it with highly controversial action: young folks burning registration cards and ripping up the constitution with the ultimate symbolism reminiscent of burning draft cards back in the days of the Vietnam War.

Moment of Clarity : I Know Who Will Win The Presidential Election (Seriously)

TRC contributor, Lee Camp

Every pundit, wonk, and talking head in the entire nation has been postulating, extrapolating, and bloviating about who will win the presidential election this November.  They don’t know the answer.  But I do.

Obama Administration Silencing Pakistani Drone-Strike Lawyer

via Common Dreams

By refusing to grant Shahzad Akbar a visa to speak at the Summit, the Obama administration is further silencing discussion about the impact of its targeted killing program on people in Pakistan and around the world.” – Leili Kashani, Center for Constitutional Rights

 

“The Obama administration has already launched six times as many drone strikes as the Bush administration in Pakistan alone, killing hundreds of innocent people and devastating families,” said Leili Kashani, Advocacy Program Manager at the Center for Constitutional Rights, one of Summit sponsors.