Last week Florida Representative Ted Deutch introduced a Constitutional Amendment removing personhood for for-profit corporations and prohibiting corporate funding of candidates. Please encourage your representatives to support this historic measure
Meanwhile, attacks continue against peaceful Occupy protesters as a concerted and systemic effort to crush their constitutionally protected voice. Below is the current list of new attacks against peaceful Occupy Protesters:
November-18 mayors in conference call with DHS coordinate crackdown on Occupy Movement. http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/11/17/1037317/-Could-The-DHS-Be-Coordinating-With-Mayors-s-No-Credible-Evidence
04November- Iraqi War Marine Corps veteran Kayvan Sabehgi suffers a ruptured spleen while telling Oakland police he is a veteran and a business owner. Sabehgi is in intensive care, the second veteran severely injured by Oakland police. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/04/occupy-oakland-second-veteran-injured
November-former US Poet Laureatte, 70 year old Robert Hass and his wife beaten while pleading with police not to beat non-violent protesters. Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass & Wife Beaten by UC-Berkeley Police During @OccupyCAL Protest http://t.co/6UoOhT2w #ows
Novemeber- Seattle Methodist Pastor Rich Lang tackled and pepper-sprayed while attempting to mediate between police in riot gear and protesters.
13November-84 year old Dorli Rainey doused directly in face by military-grade pepper spray. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFN307Sn9BU&feature=related
19November- UC Davis police pepper spray non-violent protesters with bear/weapons-grade chemical. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjnR7xET7Uo
The illegal and immoral assaults are growing in ferocity across the country, ramped-up by Right-wing talk radio and other media consistently portraying protesters as criminals, scum, communists and treasonous. They must stop before a fatality occurs. Time for politicians to voice support, if not for the protest then for their assertion of constitutional rights. It is time for churches to stop their silence. It is time for all good citizens to come forward and be heard.