With the start of a new legislative session in Maryland right around the corner, this report from Sharon Brackett, Board Chair for Gender Rights Maryland, is welcome news indeed.
The President signed the defense authorization bill today, appending a signing statement expressing concerns with the detainee measures in the bill. The White House had earlier stated they would not veto the bill, so this was no surprise. “I have signed this bill despite having serious reservations with certain provisions
Last week we heard that Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne was considering asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to re-hear a case against violations of the open meeting requirements in the state’s anti-union law. The case, which the state Supreme Court threw out in a 4-3 ruling, included the participation
this video is about Glenn Greenwald explaining the importance of Ron Paul to the masses. Have always liked Greenwald. http://www.salon.com/2011/12/31/progressives_and_the_ron_paul_fallacies/singleton/ Glenn Greenwald “(Paulwho advocates policy views on issues that liberals and progressives have long flamboyantly claimed are both compelling and crucial.” He then quotes: “the anger [Paul] inspires comes not
Occupy Houston Update. I delivered the most recent box of Occupy Supply goodies on Christmas Day but far more timely was the hot meal. It had been raining hard for much of the previous 48 hours and our Occupiers were wet and cold. Someone had brought in an elevated fire
Democracy and capitalism are in direct opposition to each other philosophically. Democracy will, by majority rule, create a government that works for the majority. Capitalism, left to its own devices creates financial serfdom. Regulation is the tool that democracy uses to allow capitalism to exist within a democratic society. When
For the past six months, I have reported on the Occupy movement and regularly covered WikiLeaks. I covered Pfc. Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearing with great detail just over a week ago. But, now, I would like to take a moment to share with you some of the films I most
The good life: a foreign land to economists.
Jerusalem – Sectarian tensions rose yesterday as the UN International Dateline Commission convened its 2012 session. At issue was determining how to move the tiny Pacific Island nations of Samoa and Tokelau to the opposite side of the International Dateline. Minor skirmishes broke out when Christian, Jewish, and Muslim supporters
Why is The Dissenter posting a top ten list (in no particular order) of films?
I graduated from Columbia College Chicago with a Film/Video degree. I enjoy writing about film. I especially enjoy writing about films that help call attention to important political or social issues in society (see my review of The Whistleblower this year, which happens to be on the list below). I am by no means a professional movie critic, but I do like to use film to interrogate the world and I also appreciate directors/producers/screenwriters, etc, that dare to interrogate the world or provoke thought in society through film.