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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:54 AM
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Corporations? All the free speech you can buy. People? Billy clubs, pepper spray and paddy wagons
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/#45316180


Rachel, with guest Robert Reich, examine the tactics being used against OWS.

Includes terrific footage of Mario Silvio, speaking on the Cal-Berkeley campus in 1964, including his famous "bodies on the gears" phrase when he was defending free speech 47 years ago.


Runs almost 18 minutes
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peacebird Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 07:03 AM
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1. The oligarchs can't have the little people speak out. Paraphrasing Babs Bush bush said
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 07:04 AM by peacebird
"why would I want to waste my beautiful mind on that?"

And as mitt Romney proudly proclaimed recently " Corporations are people too, my friend."

We 99% should just get down on our knees and sing the praises of the wondrous special ones of the 1%....

NOT.
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sandyshoes17 Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 07:14 AM
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2. Corporations are people
and money = speech. We are just a nuisance to them.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 07:16 AM
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3. Most excellent piece! I'm surprised it was aired!
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 07:34 AM
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4. I really liked the piece
Edited on Wed Nov-16-11 07:36 AM by lunatica
I've always thought there is a connection between what happened then and what's happening now. It took half a century, but that's OK. It was bound to happen because the movement was right then, and it's right now. Evolution happens.
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