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COPSLIE License Plate NH Supreme Court
Valley Forge Veterans Protest
Secret Law Keeps Govt Shutdown
New Guardian Gitmo Animation
2 Years Ago American Teen Killed by Drone
Tom’s rethinks its strategy
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SeacoastOnline.com reports that a man has been trying for more than three years to get New Hampshire license plates that say "COPSLIE." David Montenegro has been given the thumbs down by multiple Department of Motor Vehicles employees, then by state officials, and after that, a Superior Court judge. Now, with the state's branch of the American Civil Liberties Union on his side, David is taking his fight for COPSLIE license plates to the state Supreme Court. On Nov. 7, the state's highest court will hear oral arguments. The NHCLU filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court arguing that state and federal constitutions protect free speech, including messages on license plates.
The State argues that David’s rights to free speech have not been violated because even though you pay for them, the state owns all license plates. According to the State, “COPSLIE” is illegal to stamp on a license plate because, quote, “it is offensive to good taste.” Tellingly, they did approve his second choice, “GR8GOVT.” Is the DMV engaging in a wrongful picking and choosing of 'viewpoints' about government? Should agents of the State have the authority to determine what speech is acceptable? Share your thoughts on the Peace News Now Facebook Page.
Outside Valley Forge National Historic Park hundreds of veterans and other protesters marched around barricades and stop signs demanding congress reopen the monuments and parks. Meanwhile in Washington DC, veterans clashed with police outside the White House as PNN reported yesterday. The vets removed the barriers to the DC monuments, but were eventually stopped when riot police threatened that if the vets continue, quote, “things will get ugly.” Tourists and locals expressed delight at the actions of the veterans, but within twenty four hours, the Obama administration re-barricaded the monuments.
Speaking of the so-called government shutdown, it was revealed in a video going viral this week that congress played a sneaky trick to avert the rule of law. In the video, Congressman Chris Van Hollen is on the House floor asking for clarification on the rules of the shutdown. Normally any congressperson can call for a vote on any bill at any time. But just before the shutdown happened, Congress quietly passed a measure that said only House Majority Leader Eric Cantor can call for the shutdown to end. Were you aware of that? Is it reasonable for one man to have that kind of power?
While the Federal Government has shut down some of its functions over the stalemate in Congress, some other federal agencies continue to operate unaffected. The US military base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for instance, is still in operation, where dozens of men cleared for release continue to languish behind bars. A recently published animation by the Guardian UK depicts the suffering of detainees who have been on hunger strike for months. The short film reminds viewers that the practices of the offshore torture camp violate human rights and can no longer be ignored by the international community.
Two years ago yesterday, on October 14, 2011 a remotely piloted aircraft operated by the United States launched a missile at a restaurant in Aden, Yemen, killing, among several other nearby civilians, an American citizen named Abdulrahman al-Awlaki, who was born in Denver to Yemeni-born parents and later moved with them back to Yemen. He was 16 years old. Al-Awlaki is one of four other American citizens killed by American drones.
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You’ve heard of TOMS Shoes. You buy a pair, and they give one to charity. But does the "buy one, give one" model actually alleviate poverty? Critics wonder if TOMS is displacing local shoe producers, by bringing in their shoes from elsewhere. TOMS is listening to those critics and announced plans to begin manufacturing some of its shoes in Haiti starting in a couple months. TOMS plans to employ 100 Haitians and build a "responsible, sustainable" shoe industry in Haiti. Unlike food subsidy programs which create dependence on handouts and destroy local farm economies, giving communities access to markets will do much more to lift individuals out of poverty and help them improve their own lives.
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