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  • A new report from the Center for Media and Democracy (of which I am executive director), "Dissent or Terror: How the Nations Counter Terrorism Apparatus, in Partnership with Corporate America, Turned on Occupy Wall Street," written by CMD contributor and DBA Press publisher Beau Hodai, details several ways in which U.S. tax dollars are being squandered on law enforcement - or so-called "homeland security" forces - monitoring Americans who voice dissent against the extraordinary influence that some of the world's most powerful corporations have on our elected officials. This investigation documented: * How "counterterrorism" personnel monitored the protest activities of citizens opposed to the "indefinite detention" language contained in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (wh...

    ...But what does that amount to in reality? In Arizona, it appears ...

  • ..., as well as that of Jefferson, who influenced him, is fairly clear, but the intent, insofar as ... of free exercise," it recently stated, "does not relieve an individual of the obligation to ..., entertainment, or academic communications media groups." In Rosenberger v. Board of Visitors of ... indispensable to decisionmaking in a democracy," the Court said, "and this is no less true ...

  • ..."influence over or access to" elected officials or political parties.  ..., see post, at 15-17-does not wash.  ...

  • ... hearings to find an echo chamber in popular media. (7) . But the cacophony reached its most ...It does so through a lens consisting of the ethos of the ..., have been increasingly inspired and influenced by international law, or, at the very least, ... equality, liberty, justice, fairness, democracy, protection of minorities, checks and balances, ...

  • ...When a content-neutral regulation does not entirely foreclose any means of ... the right of those whom they would influence? In going to and from work, men have a right to ...; and that is not a good thing in a democracy. This Court once recognized, as the Framers ... talents are commanded by a sophisticated media to shape opinions on limitless subjects and ...

  • It is Generation Y that first embraced [Barack Obama]'s "Yes We Can" campaign and descended in Iowa to pound the pavement and begin the historic campaign. They had found something they could believe in and hope for without being called names or browbeaten into accepting certain ideological positions as we see in the media now. It is the White segment of Generation Y that convinced their parents to look at Obama beyond the color of his skin and instead focus on his qualification and the credentials he was bringing to the office of president Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri told the Democratic National Convention in Denver in 2008, where Obama received the nomination, that her children told her to support the "Yes We Can" campaign. Here's the point. When we don't pay close attention to ...

    ... to opposing views is essential for our democracy," Obama told jubilant students in his speech at ... are most able to buy access and influence in the corridors of power because none of us are ...Participation in public life doesn't mean that you all have to run for public ...

  • ... which qualified voters may register to vote does not lift the burden on speech at petition ... organization that supports direct democracy, and several individual participants in ...; [this] is the time when improper influences are most likely to be brought to light." Buckley ... such a person to teach a course in "today's media." The examples of unregistered people who wish to ...

  • ... requiring groups who spend money to influence elections to form “political committees” ... of PAC requirements as burdensome does nothing to alter its holding in Part IV that ...In direct democracy, where citizens are responsible for taking ... Page: 33 of 35 based on the particular media or technology used to disseminate political ...

  • ...Is it through recounting the foreign influences that shaped early American legal thinking? Is it ...(20) . Not only does this dichotomy between law and politics chafe ... cure-all for inducing the rule of law, democracy, or other more general legal ideals. In this way, ... of genuine comparative work, namely, mediating between the contextual and the common in foreign ...

  • ... for denial of a marriage license" and "does nothing more than enshrine in the California ... decisions for the organization, and influences the agenda setting of the broader movement, that ...

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