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FBI “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”?

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The FBI hatched a “plot to identify and assassinate Occupy leaders”? It’d seem so, according to the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund and civil liberties activists.  By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan. 7, 2013: Information obtained by the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund via a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that the FBI: a) “collaborated with other… Read More

Pussy Riot found guilty, sentenced to two years in prison

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In Vladmir Putin’s Russia, a peaceful and legitimate act of civil disobedience earns you two years in prison. That’s the sentence a Russian court just imposed on three members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot. Judge Marina Sirovaya found Maria Alyokhina, 24, Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, guilty of “hooliganism” earlier… Read More

URGENT PETITION: Free Members of Feminist Punk Group Pussy Riot Now!

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Recently, the Putin regime in Russia extended the pre-trial detention of 3 members of the feminist punk group “Pussy Riot” until January 2013. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich had been in detention since March after they were arrested for committing the ultimate crime in Vladmir Putin’s Russia: singing a protest song, “punk-prayer” called… Read More

NYPD brutalized Occupy Wall Street protesters, says report

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  I spend the last five hours digesting the contents of the report on the first systematic look the NYPD’s response to Occupy Wall Street protests. The report is the product of an eight-month investigation undertaken by law clinics at Fordham, Harvard, NYU and Stanford. Titled “Suppressing Protest: Human Rights Violations in… Read More

Google Exposes Harper Government’s Growing Internet Censorship Appetites

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive In a report released late Sunday, Google tells us Canada has joined the ranks of countries aggressively stepping up efforts to censor online political dissent through “censorship requests” to the giant search engine. Passport Canada authorities asked Google to block public access to “a YouTube video of a Canadian citizen urinating… Read More