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Saturday, August 06, 2005

The week in review (July 31-August 5)

The weekly email edition of Liberty Action News just went out! If you'd like to subscribe, go to

Sigh .... Our news feed for daily updates is still not working. I've been posting
the daily updates here where they'll continue until the news feed at RRND gets fixed. And, in response to a question from a reader, yes, I'm still accepting donations (happily! gratefully!) ... use this PayPal link to donate

Several important actions start this week .... on the war on drugs front, Cannabis Culture urges us to our part to keep the US drug war out of Canada and help prevent marijuana activist Marc Emery from being extradited to the US to face a lifetime in prison, and, Loretta Nall of the US Marijuana Party also needs our help ... Don't let the drug thugs win! On the Fourth Amendment front, the NY ACLU is fighting against the creepy Orwellian subway searches in New York City ... they've filed a lawsuit in Federal court to halt the practice and are collecting information on police searches to use in the court case ... spread the word to your friends and family in the NYC area to help in this important case! (Every time someone starts dissing the ACLU for its stupidity in not recognizing the importance of the 2nd Amendment, I always point out ... on First and Fourth Amendment cases, the ACLU has no equal ... give credit where it's due. ... don't miss Anthony Gregory's "FBI, please protect us from terrorists and the ACLU" .)

In commentaries this week ... for activists, Wendy McElroy's "Henry David Thoreau and "Civil Disobedience" and Helen and Henry Hightower's "The daily compromise" .... for political activists Kent Van Cleave's "The Janus gambit", on the 1st Amendment front " Ohio prosecutor extorting First Amendment", on the anti-war front, William Rivers Pitt's "A feast of death", Cindy Sheheen's "Where do I live?" and more!

Til next week

For freedom!

Mary Lou


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    SAN DIEGO, Calif. --A California automobile club has fired 27 workers for posting messages on a popular social networking Web site.
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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4:50 PM  

  • Thanks for the daily updates. I hope RRND news feed gets fixed soon but this is fine for now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:42 AM  

  • D.E.A. administrator Karen Tandy on the arrest of Canadian marijuana activist Marc Emery:

    "Today’s arrest of Mark (sic) Scott Emery, publisher of Cannabis Culture magazine and the founder of a marijuana legalization group, is a significant blow not only to the marijuana trafficking trade in the U.S. and Canada, but also to the marijuana legalization movement."

    "Hundreds of thousands of dollars of Emery’s illicit profits are known to have been channeled to marijuana legalization groups active in the United States and Canada. Drug legalization lobbyists now have one less pot of money to rely on."


    Ms. Tandy apparently has no respect for our First Amendment. Mr. Emery may very well have broken US laws and the DEA may very well have been doing its job in arresting him, but to suggest that Mr. Emery's arrest would deliver a blow to an American political movement is nothing less than outrageous.

    The US media has ignored Ms. Tandy's flouting of our First Amendment.

    Please pass it along.

    By Blogger Margaret Romao Toigo, at 3:33 PM  

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