Monday, October 31, 2011

[PDI] FW: ‘Anonymous’ threatens Mexican drug cartel


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› [2]Libyan transition council claims to find Gaddafi's nuclear weapons

› [3]Politico: Herman Cain accused of sexual harassment

› [4]Cain: Voters won't be 'turned off' by sexual harassment claim

› [5]Roger Simon: Being 'a little bit racist' helps in GOP primary

› [6]Intel chief warns of 'disturbing' cyber attacks

› [7]'Anonymous' threatens to identify Mexicans involved with drug cartels

› [8]White House responds to marijuana legalization petition

› [9]Official refuses governor's orders to break up 'Occupy Nashville'

› [10]Police use bulldozers to break up Occupy Richmond

› [11]Occupy Wall Street turns to pedal power

Colbert: Wall Street will 'snort the ground-up bones of the poor'

Why is Paul Wolfowitz being treated by the media as if he still any
credibility on U.S. foreign policy? On Friday night, Rachel Maddow launched
into an epic rant about his latest piece in Foreign Policy Magazine.
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Coulter blames 'liberals' for allegations against Cain

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter is blaming liberals for reports that
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain covered up sexual harassment
accusations against him. While Cain was head of the National Restaurant
Association in the 1990s, "at least two female employees complained to
colleagues and senior association officials about inappropriate behavior,"
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

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Friday, October 28, 2011

[PDI] FW: Occupy


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From: Dennis Kucinich <>
Sent: October 28, 2011 6:36 PM
Subject: Occupy

Dear Friends,

An Iraq War veteran who survived two tours of duty gets his skull fractured in ... Oakland!
53 activists arrested in Atlanta. SWAT teams deployed to boot out peaceful protesters.

Recent actions against Occupy protesters are irresponsible and tragic. They're an assault on our democracy. These protesters are bravely exercising their right to freedom of expression, to bring attention to a political and economic system that's rigged against most Americans. I stand with them; and, all Americans -- left and right -- should join me in protecting their freedom to non-violently create change.

This isn't a Democratic or Republican movement. It's not about one party or one policy. It's about standing up to a financial system that's completely backwards. Wall Street banks get billions in bailouts and emerge with massive profits. Most Americans see a program of austerity in a painful economic climate -- benefit cuts, high unemployment, declining wages, and crumbling infrastructure. Congress moved swiftly to "save" banks (something I strongly opposed), and now Congress is paralyzed, unable to create jobs and to save our middle class.

It's no surprise Americans are standing up. Our country's economic policies have consolidated and accelerated wealth to the top. One percent of Americans now control 42% of our wealth. It's not radical to think this is out of balance or to demand a government that is of the people and for the people. I've been to these protests, and I can tell you they're filled with honest, hard working Americans who are concerned with the direction of our country and our economic future.

I am deeply concerned. I'm concerned about an economic system which tethers job creation to China and big banks. We shouldn't have to borrow money from China -- or Japan or South Korea -- to get out of this ditch. We should stop the Fed from giving billions to the big banks. We have to take back the power to manage our own economy, to regain control over our monetary system, consistent with the U.S. Constitution. That's why, one month ago, I introduced the National Emergency Employment Defense (NEED) Act. The legislation would put the Federal Reserve under the Department of the Treasury, and it would help us recapture control of our financial system. As part of the NEED Act, Congress would use its constitutional power to invest in America, creating millions of jobs by putting billions of dollars directly into circulation. And since this money is adding real, tangible value to our national wealth, it will not generate inflation.

We need a financial system that is of the people and for the people. We need to take it back from the big banks. We need economic and social justice. I will continue to support the Occupy movement. I will continue to fight for legislation, including the NEED Act, that sets America on a path of jobs for all, health care for all, education for all, retirement security for all, and peace.

Let's keep this movement alive. Let's keep fighting for economic and social justice. Keep occupying Wall Street. And, with your help, I'll keep occupying Congress.

With respect,

Dennis Kucinich

P.S. Please forward this email to your friends and family, and share it on Facebook and Twitter. Let's spread this movement, and continue to support the Occupy protests.

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Thursday, October 27, 2011

[PDI] FW: Nov 9: Democracy House Parties Sweep the Nation!


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Subject: Nov 9: Democracy House Parties Sweep the Nation!

The national campaign to Abolish Corporate Personhood and Defend Democracy.
Sign the Petition:
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Good morning Daniel
Our Democracy House Party events are spreading like wildfire across the nation! On November 9 your friends and neighbors will come together to plan local actions for the January 21 anniversary of the Citizens United ruling, and you can join them.
Click the map or this link to find a house party near you!
No party in your town? There's still time to sign up to join Move to Amend, Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and our friends at Public Citizen, People for the American Way, Free Speech for People, and Common Cause in a coalition effort for grassroots action across the nation.
November 9th is only two weeks away - but if you sign up now there is still time to use our tools and resources to get the word out to your friends and community about your event.
Move to Amend's goal for these house parties is to orchestrate massive collective
action on January 21 to educate our communities about the negative impacts of
Citizens United and Corporate Personhood and to demand a decisive end to
corporate rule with a Constitutional amendment that clearly states that a corporation
is NOT a person and money is NOT speech!
Ongoing action after your houseparty can include starting a local Move to Amend
Affiliate group in your community and passing a local resolution in your town to build
the numbers needed to force Congress to respond to our movement.
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Thursday, October 20, 2011

[PDI] FW: [Progressive Illinois Voters] From our friend, Melisa Urda, Co-Chair of the...


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Sent: October 20, 2011 10:38 PM
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Subject: [Progressive Illinois Voters] From our friend, Melisa Urda, Co-Chair of the...

Bob Babcock posted in Progressive Illinois Voters.
Bob Babcock
10:38pm Oct 20
From our friend, Melisa Urda, Co-Chair of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project:


Your calls have raised awareness about the need for an in-precinct audit of the vote on election night and SB1299. There was quite a buzz generated and the offices of the Executive Committee and Sen. Mike Noland's office have said--mission accomplished, but please no more calls.

THE GOOD NEWS: There will not be a hearing this Monday, October 24th for SB 1299.

HOW CAN THIS BE GOOD NEWS? Because you created so much attention to the bill, the Executive Committee and Sen. Noland agreed that it would be better to have more time for interested parties to present their testimony--both for and against the bill.

So, a meeting will held with interested legislators, experts, election clerks, and election integrity advocates to talk about the specifics of the bill. This is really a wonderful development.

As of this email, there has been no date set, so we will keep you posted.

So don't go away. In fact, if you are a member of an organization, please ask them to advocate for the bill. A letter from the organization about the need for election integrity would be much appreciated. The more organizations that support the bill, the better the likelihood of it moving to the Senate floor for debate. You can mail the letters to:

Senator Mike Noland--22nd District
M 115 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706

If you have documentation about election integrity (or its inherent lack thereof), that you would like to share, now is your chance.

Thanks to all of you for speaking up. YOU have made a difference!
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Monday, October 17, 2011

[PDI] You're Invited: JOBS NOT DEBT AMI Chicago Chapter Meeting, Wednesday October 26, 7 to 9:30pm

You're Invited - PLEASE COME and PLEASE Forward widely. Please post at
social media sites.

WHAT: Interactive discussion on how to create jobs for everyone while
reducing - and eventually eliminating - government debt and ending wars
for profit
WHERE: Multikulti, 1000 N. Milwaukee, Chicago (ring buzzer for entry,
and take elevator)
WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2011, 7pm-9:30pm
WHY: Introduce the first required step to ending our fiscal crisis,
while creating economic justice for all, not just the 1%
WHO: Chicago Chapter of the American Monetary Institute

$2 donation requested, not required


After a brief get-acquainted segment led by Glenn, Geri will provide a
20 minute overview of our current monetary system, and why it is
failing, then move to a 10 minute summary of what the NEED Act will
accomplish that other types of reform simply can't. This more formal
presentation will be followed by a recap of key points and an
interactive discussion facilitated by Steve. The discussion portion will
comprise the bulk of the meeting and will be devoted to addressing
questions and concerns of the audience participants. Youtube clips may
be used as jumping off points for discussion.

Chapter leaders: Glenn Fritz, Geraldine Perry, Steve Walsh (Jules
Brouillet will be away on business)

For more information contact Geri at 708-460-5683

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

[PDI] Occupy DuPage planning meeting, Coffeehouse

" Occupy DuPage " Planning Meeting to be held this Monday night ( 7 Pm ) at the 213 Bldg. in Wheaton

Organizers are planning to hold a 10-2 vigil every Sat in a DuPage town ( to be selected ).

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

[PDI] FW: Democratic Party of DuPage County, Illinois


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Sent: October 15, 2011 11:41 AM
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Democratic Party of DuPage County, Illinois

Student Loan Forgiveness Day is tomorrow
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 12:56 PM PDT
Just a friendly reminder that tomorrow, Saturday October 15th, is the Forgive Student Loan Debt National Day of Action where I'm asking anyone and everyone concerned with the issue of exorbitant student loan debt to join up with their local Occupy protests happening all across the country and to make your voices heard!

To find your local Occupy protests, please click here:


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Thursday, October 13, 2011

[PDI] "Indignant" Protests To Span 71 Countries & Over 700 Cities 10/15/2011


Protests along very similar lines and in sympathy with Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Chicago are set to sweep the planet...

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[PDI] FW: Emergency - Occupy Wall St Eviction


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From: Emma Ruby-Sachs - <>
Sent: October 13, 2011 3:44 PM
To: <>
Subject: Emergency - Occupy Wall St Eviction

Dear Friends,

Urgent -- tomorrow at 7 am, the New York City police plan to evict the Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The only way to stop the eviction is a roaring outcry to New York's billionaire mayor, Mike Bloomberg, and to the owners of the protest park. We must show them that their global reputations are on the line.

Let's flood their offices with phone calls! Avaaz will tell the media about the numbers of calls made, multiplying their impact on the public image of Bloomberg and Richard B. Clark -- the CEO of the company that owns the park. If enough of us call now, we could turn the tide and stop the eviction--but only hours are left!

Call the Mayor and Brookfield Properties Here:
New York mayor Michael Bloomberg: +1-212-NEW-YORK (639-9675)
Brookfield CEO Richard Clark: +1-212-417-7063
Brookfield US headquarters: +1-212-417-7000
Brookfield Canada headquarters: +1-416-369-2300
Brookfield Australia headquarters: +61-2-9322-2000After calling, post a message about how the call went -- to help Avaaz count the number of calls made, and demonstrate the wave of worldwide support for the protesters.

Suggestions for your call:
Say that you have a message for Brookfield CEO Richard Clark or NYC Mayor Bloomberg (depending on who you are calling)
Stop the eviction of Zuccotti Park
We have a constitutional right to protest.
This is one of the biggest shows of public outrage in decades and these people represent hundreds of thousands across the world who stand with the protesters and the movement for real democracy.
The protesters are cleaning up the park, keeping it clean and safe

We can help make sure the thousands of protesters rights to freedom of speech and assembly are respected by calling Billionare Bloomberg and Brookfield. Forward to everyone!

Emma, Morgan, Maria Paz, Alice, Ben, Rewan and the whole Avaaz team


Occupy Wall Street protesters fear eviction from park

Update: Occupy Wall Street Responds to Bloomberg's Cleaning 'Eviction Notice'

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[PDI] FW: EMERGENCY: Bloomberg Trying to Shut Down Occupy Wall Street


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From: Neil Sroka, <>
Sent: October 13, 2011 4:02 PM
To: Daniel Stafford <>
Subject: EMERGENCY: Bloomberg Trying to Shut Down Occupy Wall Street

BREAKING NEWS: The New York Times reports that Mayor Michael Bloomberg may force protesters from Zuccotti Park -- effectively evicting Occupy Wall Street.
We have less than 24 hours to stop it -- please sign this emergency petition.
"Mayor Bloomberg: Respect First Amendment rights. Don't try to evict Occupy Wall Street." Sign here.
Bloomberg is claiming the eviction is "temporary" for "cleaning" the park -- the exact excuse used to permanently end prior protests.
Even if the protesters return, they may have to follow ridiculous new rules like "No sleeping bags" -- completely undercutting the permanent occupation that is raising the nation's awareness of corporate greed.
We need a national groundswell immediately. This petition will be delivered by our friends at MoveOn to Mayor Bloomberg at City Hall tonight.
Over 100,000 people signed this emergency petition in the last couple hours -- please sign here and spread the word.
Thanks for being a bold progressive.
-- Neil Sroka, Kristiane Skolmen, Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, Forrest Brown, and the PCCC team
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

[PDI] York PC 112: Aurora, IL Gets Occupied

A new Occupy Together group for Aurora is forming.

Information can be found here:

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Saturday, October 01, 2011

[PDI] FW: More on Occupy Wall Street n and Occupy Chicago


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Sent: October 01, 2011 11:17 AM
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York Township IL Precinct 112 Dem Committeeman

York PC 112: The "Occupy Wall Street" Movement Goes Nation-Wide, Lands In Chicago...
Posted: 01 Oct 2011 03:12 AM PDT
The movement has been perceived as "loose, dis-jointed, un-organized." I have to wonder if that's because the attack on the Middle Class has been waged on so many fronts for so long, that it can't be summed up in a quick slogan, or in three or four bullet-points.

Starting out in New York City's Wall Street district, this loose confederation of fed-up Progressive organizations, trade unions, and financially-distraught individuals seeing little hope for their futures has caught a common meme and started gaining big legs.

NYPD helped it along, in a major way by way of a flashy bit of police brutality, when an NYPD commander with an angry, sneering face decided to walk up and mace several young women who were already penned-up in police mesh and just trying be heard verbally. In this age of video-everywhere, numerous takes on the scene captured it from multiple angles, and also instances of cops bashing protesters heads into parked cars, kneeing their necks on the hard pavement, and punching them in the face. A simple search of "Occupy Wall Street" on YouTube, and you'll be treated to a continuous stream of videos that make a total mockery of civil rights and freedom of speech in modern America.

In all, I think what this protest is most about summed up best as "we demand a fair, equal,  and sustainable future." The protesters are looking to remove corporate influence on the nation's politicians, and to get the government working for the people. They will talk about numerous issues Washington has failed to address, but the root of it all is great wealth buying the political process off at the expense of the vast majority.

The protest is now taking place in cities around the country 24 hours per day, seven days per week, including a protest in Chicago at the Federal Reserve bank branch. You can find information at and in more detail on Twitter under the hash tags (read "search terms") #occupychi and #occupychicago.

The protesters are facing chilly weather, rain, and more, and are in need of jackets, clothing, moral support, and more protesters. Here is a list of what the Chicago protesters are in need of currently:

A list of cities around the country and across the globe with occupation protests follows, sourced from the movement's hub page:

Occupy Chicago
Occupy Cincinnati
Occupy Cleveland
Occupy Columbus, IN
Occupy Columbus, OH
Occupy Evansville
Occupy Indiana
Occupy Indianapolis
Occupy Joplin, MO
Occupy Kansas City
Occupy Michigan
Occupy Minnesota
Occupy OKC
Occupy Omaha
Occupy OSU (Stillwater)
Occupy St. Louis
Occupy Toledo, OH
Occupy Tulsa
Occupy Wisconsin
Occupy Youngstown
Occupy Albany
Occupy Allentown, PA
Occupy Binghamton
Occupy Boston
Occupy D.C.
Occupy Harrisburg, PA
Occupy Hartford, CT
Occupy Huntington, WV
Occupy Maine
Occupy New Haven
Occupy New Jersey
Occupy Norfolk, VA
Occupy Philadelphia
Occupy Pittsburgh
Occupy Providence, RI
Occupy Rochester
Occupy Utica, NY
Occupy Vermont
Occupy Wheeling, WV
Occupy Arkansas
Occupy Asheville
Occupy Atlanta
Occupy Birmingham, AL
Occupy Charlotte
Occupy Clarksville, TN
Occupy Columbia, SC
Occupy Columbus, GA
Occupy Daytona Beach
Occupy Durham
Occupy Florence, SC
Occupy Greensboro
Occupy Jacksonville, FL
Occupy Knoxville
Occupy Lexington, KY
Occupy Louisville
Occupy Memphis
Occupy Mississippi
Occupy Nashville
Occupy New Orleans
Occupy Orlando
Occupy Pensacola
Occupy Raleigh, NC
Occupy Richmond, VA
Occupy Sarasota
Occupy Tallahassee
Occupy Tampa
Occupy Winston Salem
Occupy Albuquerque
Occupy Austin
Occupy Dallas
Occupy El Paso
Occupy Houston
Occupy McAllen, TX
Occupy Phoenix
Occupy San Antonio
Occupy Santa Fe
Occupy Tucson
Occupy Ashland, OR
Occupy Boise
Occupy Chico, CA
Occupy Colorado Springs
Occupy Denver
Occupy Eugene
Occupy Las Vegas
Occupy Long Beach
Occupy Los Angeles
Occupy Montana
Occupy Napa
Occupy Olympia
Occupy Portland
Occupy Riverside
Occupy Sacramento
Occupy Salem
Occupy Salt Lake City
Occupy San Diego
Occupy San Francisco
Occupy San Jose
Occupy Santa Cruz
Occupy Seattle
Occupy Spokane
Occupy Ventura
Occupy Adelaide
Occupy Brisbane
Occupy Cologne
Occupy Cork, Ireland
Occupy Finland
Occupy Frankfurt Germany
Occupy Hamburg Germany
Occupy Manchester | March on the Tory Party Conference
Occupy Melbourne Australia
Occupy Montreal
Occupy Norwich, Norfolk, UK
Occupy Nova Scotia
Occupy Perth
Occupy Stockholm
Occupy Sydney
Occupy the London Stock Exchange
Occupy Tijuana
Occupy Toronto Market Exchange
Occupy Vancouver
All the best, if you work and vote for it,


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