Friday, November 28, 2003

  • Activist Kathy Kelly ’Hogtied" & Abused By Army At SOA Protests

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    Voices in the Wilderness founder Kathy Kelly is 'hogtied' and abused by the Army after she was arrested for committing peaceful civil disobedience outside Ft. Benning in Gergia where 10,000 protesters had gathered to demand the closure of a U.S. training camp known by critics as the School of the Assassins.

  • Journalist Bill Moyers: "Our Democracy Is In Danger of Being Paralyzed"

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    Journalist Bill Moyers recently gave the keynote address before 2,000 people at the first ever National Conference on Media Reform. He warned, "What we’re talking about is nothing less than rescuing a democracy that is so polarized it is in danger of being paralyzed and pulverized. Alarming words, I know. But the realities we face should trigger alarms. Free and responsible government by popular consent just can’t exist without an informed public."

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