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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:26 AM
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Strange Bedfellows Unite to Fight FISA Deal

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

(6/18/2008)


"Washington, DC -- A sham spying deal could be rammed through both the Senate and House this week. Its moving that fast. If we dont stop this, telecom companies that broke the law by supplying mountains of personal information to the government without a warrant will be let off the hook.

A broad alliance of strange bedfellows is now forming to support a campaign to fight the gutting of FISA (The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) with the intent to work together on all civil liberties, constitutional rights and rule of law issues.

The ACLU is joining with activists from the Ron Paul campaign, represented by Break the Matrix, Rick Williams and Trevor Lymon, and civil liberties writer Glenn Greenwald of Salon, and leading liberal bloggers including, Jane Hamsher of firedoglake, Matt Stoller of Open Left, John Amato of Crooks and Liars, Howie Klein of Down with Tyranny, Digby, Josh Nelson of The Seminal and activist Josh Koster to tell Congress that we will not let them ignore the Constitution or give immunity to telecoms which deliberately broke our laws for years.

This group of Strange Bedfellows is mobilizing a broad-based left-right coalition of office holders and candidates, public interest groups and individuals who are devoted to preserving basic constitutional liberties to join in the fight. The goal is to work together to impede the corrupt FISA/telecom amnesty deal..."


And Jane Hamsher today ...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

"...I went on Ed Shultz last night, and Fox deliberately today after yesterdays hubub. It scares the bejesus out of the DC establishment of both parties to think that the left and right might align against the corporate interests that dominate the massive giveaways that keep happening no matter whos in power.

Good. They should be scared."





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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:28 AM
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1. It's time We the People show DC what 'bipartisanship' is all about
K&R
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:30 AM
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2. Yes, time for the people to win, thanks. n/t
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:31 AM
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3. Now if I thought for a moment that an arrangement like that could be had against
corporate rapists, I could maybe learn not to hate them.
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:39 AM
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4. IMO we need to keep an open mind, what happens all too often ...
is that some people are marginalized by their own party, on both sides, and the corporate players in the middle laugh all the way to the bank.

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ProgressIn2008 Donating Member (848 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:41 AM
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5. Ah yes, the FISA vote -- quite the aha! moment right there, as well. nt
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 12:46 AM
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6. Yes it was. n/t
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slipslidingaway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 09:46 AM
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7. kick - we need more of this, another example Grayson advocating...
for the Ron Paul bill to audit the Fed, first introduced over 20+ years ago.

We need to work together on issues that hurt the people.

We do not have to accept every idea or everything that person stands for, but we should examine every idea, instead of instantly dismissing them because they came from the other side.



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dreamnightwind Donating Member (863 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 04:19 PM
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9. Absolutely
that's where the real action is right now.
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FLAprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-23-09 10:45 AM
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8. K&R!
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