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Writing on the wall?

German artist Oliver Bienkowski, who projected the words ‘United Stasi of America’ together with a picture of Kim Dotcom on to the wall of the US embassy in Berlin, may face criminal charges.

Occupy Wall Street, What Do They Want?

For the past week, Occupy Wall Street has been the focus of much media coverage, and community concern in New York City. Many people, myself included, have asked "Just what is it they want?" I received this unattributed missive, from a friend who knew I was looking for more specific information on OWS's goals, and post it here as a subject for consideration. This is not an "Official Document".

New York City - Worldwide BP Protest Day II - July 10, 2010

as per numerous Facebook postings:

A confederation of activists have been organizing what they call Protest BP Day II. This July 10, people will be gathering at locations worldwide to protest the past environmental record of British Petroleum (particularly regarding the ongoing oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon site into the Gulf of Mexico) and to call for an end to offshore oil drilling in the future.

Saturday, July 10, 2010
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Washington Plaza @ S. 4th St. and Roebling St. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Billionaires for Wealthcare Interrupt Republican Pollster with Song

“The protesters interrupted a presentation by Republican pollster Bill McInturff, whose work for AHIP on the series of early-90s “Harry and Louise” anti-health-care reform commercials has been called by Advertising Age ‘among the best conceived and executed public affairs advertising programs in history.’

AHIP represents insurers who provide coverage to more than 200 million Americans, the group says. Singing out against them were a small group of protesters from the group Billionaires for Wealthcare, which specializes in dressing up as members of the groups it is critiquing (often in an exaggerated or satirical way, as with top hats or suspenders).”

The CIGNA 7 Get Themselves Arrested

Outside an opulent skyscraper in Chicago, a white middle-class lady’s picket sign said it all: “She could not wait!” The sign is filled to overflowing with the photo of a radiant young woman. JENNY, 1984-2009, reads the caption. She was only twenty-five years old.

On a cold Chicago morning, some forty or fifty of us had decided that we couldn’t wait for the House and the Senate to pass a mutilated health-care bill. We held signs and chanted slogans in front of the corporate headquarters: “CIGNA profits, people die, Medicare for all.” Meanwhile, seven principled individuals, including health-care professionals and a physician, had gone inside the glass-domed reception hall to sit down on the floor and demand that the giant insurance company immediately approve all doctor-recommended treatments for its insurees. The police was all they got for an answer.

Say Goodbye to Biotech Party!

Title:Say Goodbye to Biotech Party!
START DATE: Thursday June 19
TIME: 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location Details:
Children's Park Downtown San Diego, Across from the Convention Center

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