“I love this country. So I had to do something. This seemed like a good, inexpensive way to get the word out and influence people.”
McCarthyism Watch is Progressive Editor Matthew Rothschild's running tally of civil liberties infringements. <a href="http://new.progressive.org/mag_mccarthy">"The New McCarthyism"</a> ran as the cover story of The Progressive in January 2002 and Rothschild's book, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1595581642?ie=UTF8&tag=theprogress0b-20... Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression</a> was published in 2007.
“I feel I’m not guilty of anything,” says Kevin Egler, who was first charged with “unlawful advertising” and now “littering” for displaying his “Impeach Bush” signs on public property.
“This, of course, troubles us as artists but also as citizens concerned with the issue of censorship and the increasingly consolidated control of the media,” said Pearl Jam. Said AT&T: “We screwed up.”
The document does contain a warning in bold, however: "Remember—avoid physical contact with demonstrators." It also advises to make sure that whatever action is taken to drown out the demonstrators does not "cause more negative publicity than if the demonstrators were simply left alone."
“It was totally unacceptable that we were led out of the bookstore like criminals just because we wanted to have a conversation with the Senator,” says the lead plaintiff.
“I was put up against the wall and thoroughly frisked—any more thoroughly and I would have asked for flowers.”
“I am disappointed because I did look forward to reaching out and telling people to enjoy poetry. I believe in poetry, I believe poetry can move people.”
“Those who have risked their lives to defend the rights of all Americans have a special claim to those rights when they have completed their service,” says Adam Kokesh, who served as a Marine sergeant in Fallujah.
His wife was putting up 3x5 cards on the window of the room used by the recruiters.
“Don’t fall for it! Military recruiters lie,” said one.
“It’s not honorable to fight for a lying President,” said another.
Then the police came.
“Teachers that teach against the grain often have difficulties with school systems. What has happened to me is certainly not unusual.”
May 9, 2007
“This has been literally one of the most significant experiences of my life,” she says. “It’s been absolutely humbling to see how many people were willing to go to bat for me on this issue.”
“I, in my dark skin, am sometimes not even a person to the people who look at me. Instead, in spite of my peacefulness, my committed opposition to all aggression and war, I am a threat by my very existence, a threat just living in the world as a Muslim body.”
A supervisor likened it to wearing a swastika to work, the former employee says.
“Wal-Mart’s actions are paranoid, childish, and desperate,” says a spokesperson for Wal-Mart Watch, who himself was tracked by company sleuths.