Saturday, July 30, 2016

“THE TWO-PARTY SYSTEM IS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO” – AN INTERVIEW WITH THE GREEN PARTY’S JILL STEIN

Source: The Intercept

"... the lesser evil inevitably leads to the greater evil in the same way that Barack Obama lost both houses of Congress. He had two years with two Democratic houses of Congress – they could have passed any law that they wanted. They could have provided health care as a human right, they could have pulled back on these wars for oil and the war against terror, and the assault on immigrants, and assault on the press and our freedom of speech and privacy.  They could have done any of that. And what did they do? They bailed out Wall Street and installed Larry Summers, the architect of Wall Street deregulation. They’re not on our side."

"... we still need opposition politics and we need a voting system that allows us to have political opposition. If we don’t have political opposition in this country, it doesn’t matter what else we do: we are heading to tyranny, we are heading to fascism, and we’re heading to climate meltdown and nuclear confrontation."

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Exclusive: White House to review ban on military gear for police - police leaders

Source: Reuters

The White House will revisit a 2015 ban on police forces getting riot gear, armored vehicles and other military-grade equipment from the U.S. armed forces, two police organization directors told Reuters
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At Obama's request, White House chief legal counsel Neil Eggleston will review the ban, ...