December 12, 2011 WASHINGTON -- Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Chairman of the Armed Services Committee, announced today that the committee has completed its conference of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2012. The bill authorizes funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) and the national security programs of the Department of Energy (DOE).
The port shutdown action has attracted about 1500 in Oakland, and the in-progress action in Long Beach is turning into an epic live-stream event. Watch it here until its conclusion which at this point hinges on whether or not LBPD enforces their dispersal order. Disturbing events in Houston
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world,” exclaimed Mayor Michael Bloomberg after successfully evicting OWS, at least for the winter. 84-year old Dorli Rainey found out what it's like to demonstrate against corruption, the photo of her after she was pepper-sprayed becoming iconic:
I had an argument with a co-worker some time back, about Proposition 8, a hideous (Mormon-backed) demonstration of systematic bigotry against gay couples simply wanting to wed. Like most Angelinos, he wasn't against gay marriage in theory or practice—but he played the devil's advocate anyway.