Happy Fourth of July, Edward Snowden

By: Thursday July 4, 2013 11:45 am

The whistleblowing of former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears to have ignited a movement to restore the Fourth Amendment, the fundamental right of people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures, of which the NSA routinely violates through its warrantless collection of citizens’ personal data.


The Occupy National Gathering’s Independence Day March

By: Saturday July 7, 2012 7:52 am

On the night of the Fourth of July, occupiers gathered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for the Occupy National Gathering planned to end their five-day event with a march to the Philadelphia Art Museum, where they could hear a concert put on by the musical group The Roots and watch fireworks.

Occupying the Fourth of July

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 1:00 pm

The attention Douglass brought to American delusions in the 1850s can be compared to Occupiers, who are likely to bring attention to delusions of freedom and liberty today. Certainly, Americans have every right to celebrate. Yet, the capitalist society has wholly failed to serve the human needs of many of the people who have occupied. They, like the Americans who rose up to fight for independence, feel—to lift a few words from Douglass’ speech—harshly and unjustly treated and seek redress.

Occupy Develops Vision for Movement on Independence Day

By: Wednesday July 4, 2012 10:15 am

Kevin Gosztola is livestreaming from the Occupy National Gathering, where attendees are participating in break-out “visioning” sessions and discussing what the goals of Occupy should be. No discussion of tactics, just goals for the future. Here’s how to participate.

King George III Won: Happy Fourth of July!

By: Thursday June 30, 2011 6:20 pm

When you read the Declaration of Independence, it turns out to be an indictment of King George III for various abuses of power. And those abuses of power look fairly similar to abuses of power we happily permit U.S. presidents to engage in today, either as regards the people of this nation or the people of territories and nations that our military occupies today in a manner uncomfortably resembling Britain’s rule over the 13 colonies.

We Are The Founders

By: Sunday July 4, 2010 9:30 am

America’s greatest promise lies in the bold idea that each citizen in every generation is Founder of the country. Though the promise remains unachieved, the idea is worth celebrating this Fourth of July.

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