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    Empire Files: Trump Expands The Empire's War On Protests In The USA

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    At Trump's inauguration, around 200 protesters and journalists were mass arrested and now face up to 70 years in prison on baseless charges. Many other legal assaults on civil liberties are in the works around the country, from treating anti-fascists as "domestic terrorists", to legislation protecting drivers who run over peaceful marchers.

    To explore what this means for U.S. activists today, Abby Martin sits down with constitutional rights lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, head of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (JusticeOnline.org), a premiere legal organization defending protest rights. Verheyden-Hilliard has litigated, and won, several cases against the U.S. government for mass arrests and other types of repression.



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    what can anyone say really...2 years ago I speculated that it would come to this if he was elected. After the 1st time I heard him say "my generals" I knew it was a done deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aragorn View Post
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    At Trump's inauguration, around 200 protesters and journalists were mass arrested and now face up to 70 years in prison on baseless charges. Many other legal assaults on civil liberties are in the works around the country, from treating anti-fascists as "domestic terrorists", to legislation protecting drivers who run over peaceful marchers.

    To explore what this means for U.S. activists today, Abby Martin sits down with constitutional rights lawyer Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, head of the Partnership for Civil Justice Fund (JusticeOnline.org), a premiere legal organization defending protest rights. Verheyden-Hilliard has litigated, and won, several cases against the U.S. government for mass arrests and other types of repression.



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    I wish I could have slapped Bush in the face when he said that. His mom should have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    I wish I could have slapped Bush in the face when he said that. His mom should have.
    OK I'm not violent Dreamtimer...but I would have slapped him too! Just enough to wake him up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elen View Post
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    Oh yes, "If you're not WITH me...You're AGAINST me." :argue:
    I wish I could have slapped Bush in the face when he said that. His mom should have.
    OK I'm not violent Dreamtimer...but I would have slapped him too! Just enough to wake him up.
    Well, you don't have to slap Dubya anymore now. Now it is time to slap The Donald™.
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    I never hit my son. I don't slap people. It might work for some, it doesn't for me. Words are fine, strong tools. Even in my dreams where I could just make someone explode or melt away, I'd still talk first. Turns out words are really powerful in dreams, too.

    I don't know how to send people dreams but if I could send Trump one I might consider it. I'd have to know how to get through to him, though. As in, help him listen and understand.

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    that's a nice though Dreamtimer...I wouldn't waste my 'energy' on him...but that says something bad about me doesn't it... I'd rather see him go down in flames. But I will say this, if and when he does...I'd probably be the first to throw a bucket of water on him...
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    I was going to say I wouldn't waste my energy on a slap.

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    here's hoping to see W in an orange jump suit frog-marching in Gitmo soon.
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