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Sunday, October 23, 2005

The week in review: Oct.16-22

New actions this week ... a cool new project to place Bill of Rights displays throughout America ... 'beginning with those sites where displays of the Ten Commandments are currently found' (so folks can see the REAL basis of the 'law of the land'); petition Congress to pay for Katrina relief by cutting funding for the WOD; and help win the battle for reader privacy ( oppose re-authorizing Section 215 of the Patriot Act). A new libertarian forum, courtesy of the one and only Wendy McElroy ... and Wally Conger has begun to reissue the long-out-of-print Movement of the Libertarian Left pamphlet series, starting with 'War or Liberty: The Real Choice'. Thanks, Mac and Wally!

In the news this week, new movies ' sound a call to action', privacy groups question RFID use in medicine tracking, anti-war activists target DoD recruitment database, the indomitable grannies against the war stage a protest (they attempted to enter the U.S. Armed Forces Recruiting Station and enlist in place of soldiers deployed in Iraq),a student in New York makes waves with a clever anti-war ad ('You can't be all that you can be if you're dead') , in Canada, Lawyers Against the War have laid charges against George Bush Jr; accusing him of 'aiding, abetting, and counseling the commission of torture', an English teacher at Kolbe Cathedral High School in Bridgeport, CT., is dismissed for refusing to fly a US flag in his classroom (in a Catholic school) and in China a dissident attacks Yahoo over jailing.

In commentaries ... the scandalous history of the Red Cross, a journalism professor talks about how 'Courts chip away at freedom of (student) press', Dave Goetz explains the prevalence of SLAPP lawsuits (lawsuits filed to intimidate dissenters); Lady Liberty points out 'Speak now, or forever hold your peace' , Doug Herman pens 'The all new Devil's Dictionary', former police chief Norm Stamper says 'Let those dopers be', Monica Benderman explains the 'new rules' for conscientious objectors ... and a Haloween ghost story from Claire Wolfe.

Til next week

For Freedom

Mary Lou

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