Al Franken defends the Protect-IP (SOPA) act, saying that it’s necessary to protect intellectual property. “If this bill really did some of the things people have heard it would do (like shutting down YouTube), I would never have supported it.” See his website.
http://www.livestream.com/owsoccupyseattle http://www.livestream.com/owsoccupyseattle Currently, as I write this, they’re discussing how often to have General Assemblies and whether there should be a quorum (of 50?) for making decisions. They endlessly discuss process and how to make decisions. They bemoaned low turnout. I listened for about an hour. Sounds unproductive. Sometimes top-down, centralized, hierarchical organizations, with lots […]
Sunday, the “Tarsands Action: Stop Keystone XL Pipeline” folks are rallying in front of the Paramount Theater, 911 Pine St. from 10:45-3:00, where President Obama will have a fundraiser. The Seattle Chapter of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship will be meditating and walking around the theater prior to that. RSVP Here: http://events.tarsandsaction.org/officevisits/events/show/142 Other local events are […]
It’s abundantly clear—loud and clear, in fact—that, when it comes to political debate in this country, conservative corporatists not only own the field of play, they make up the rules to suit their game plan. What used to be known as the “news media” has been bought out and fashioned into primarily a rumor-mongering, ratings-chasing […]