Market Basket was not a worker’s revolution

It began as an epic family feud with seemingly everyone in New England taking sides. CNN reports, “The dispute began in June when the company’s board replaced [Arthur T.] Demoulas, who was beloved for his leadership but had long feuded with his cousin, Arthur S. Demoulas, over control of the family-owned company. Arthur S. and his family controlled 50.5% of the shares of the company.” Continue reading

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Police Arrest Young Black Politician For Distributing Voting Rights Leaflets

By The Free Thought Project ThinkProgress.org | by Alice Ollstein
CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA—The stars of North Carolina’s Moral Mondays movement took the stage on Labor Day at Charlotte’s Marshall Park to condemn the state’s record on voter suppression and racial profiling, and urge the community to organize and turn out at the polls this November. Just a few hundred feet away, police cuffed and arrested local LGBT activist and former State Senate candidate Ty Turner as he was putting voting rights information on parked cars.
“They said they would charge me for distributing literature,” Turner told ThinkProgress when he was released a few hours later. “I asked …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-arrest-young-black-politician-distributing-voting-rights-leaflets/

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DASHCAM: Texas Cop Rescues Woman Lying on Train Tracks Seconds Before Being Run Over

By Matt Agorist Dashcam video shows a daring rescue by a Texas police officer.
Richmond PD officer, Ramon Morales, had only seconds to react as a train was speeding towards a woman lying across train tracks in the early morning hours of June 22, 2014.
Ignoring the oncoming train, Morales was able to grab the woman under the arms and drag her to safety only moments before the train came speeding by.
It is this type of police behavior and action that is what Americans used to expect when hearing the phrase “protect and serve.” Unfortunately, rescuing suicidal people has seemingly become just another excuse to …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/dashcam-texas-cop-rescues-woman-lying-train-tracks-seconds-run/

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Philadelphia Police are Seizing People’s Homes and Not Because they Can’t Pay

By Cassandra Rules The Philadelphia police are putting home owners on the street and it has nothing to do with their ability to pay the mortgage, nor are they being charged with a crime.

Christos Sourovelis works hard and owns a painting business. He has built a “dream house” in a Philadelphia suburb, and without warning, the city came along and siezed their home. Sourovelis and his wife, Markela, have never been charged, or accused of any wrong doing.
They are now suing the Philadelphia DA after their home was seized when their son was found with $40 worth of heroin.
A month and half …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/philadelphia-police-seizing-peoples-homes-charges/

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City Council Candidate Harassed, Raided, Beaten For Fighting Back Against Police Corruption

By John Vibes Lee Olson of Green Bay, Wisconsin has been dealing with police harassment in his community for many years. He is a grandfather in his mid 50′s, and years ago he became a target for police aggression after being wrongly accused of multiple crimes by a neighbor who was a problem in the community.
One day, police began to search through his trash and around his property at the request of his nosy neighbors. Additionally, the police came by his home to measure his children’s pool to make sure it was up to standard regulations, another request from his neighbors.
Eventually, the police …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/city-council-candidate-harassed-raided-fighting-police-corruption/

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Why I Don’t Like the Police

By Matt Agorist

“The police in America are problematic by nature, it has little to do with the actual people involved”
Youtube personality, The1Janitor posted an epic rant on why he doesn’t like police; pointing out that the root purpose of a police officer’s job is inherently unscrupulous.
“Police are trained to lie and be coercive. Almost nothing a police officer tells you is true.”
Enjoy.

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Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police/

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Constitution Party National Web Page Posts Lists of Candidates

By Richard Winger The Constitution Party has a list of its candidates, arranged by state, here. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/09/constitution-party-national-web-page-posts-lists-of-candidates/

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Green Party National Web Page Posts List of Candidates

By Richard Winger The national Green Party has this list of candidates, arranged by state. Thanks to Thomas Jones for the link. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/09/green-party-national-web-page-posts-list-of-candidates/

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Texas Secretary of State Posts November 2014 Candidate List

By Richard Winger The Texas Secretary has this list of candidates for federal and state office for the November 2014 election. It includes declared write-in candidates. Thanks to Jim Riley for the link. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/08/texas-secretary-of-state-posts-november-2014-candidate-list/

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Ohio Libertarian Brief Reveals Corrupt Process in Removal of Candidates

By Richard Winger On August 31, the Ohio Libertarian Party filed this brief in Libertarian Party of Ohio v Husted, southern district, 2:13cv-953. It summarizes the most significant findings from the party’s discovery conducted over the last month, discovery which reveals that the hearing officer who removed the party’s gubernatorial candidate from the party’s primary ballot had originally(More)… …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/08/ohio-libertarian-brief-reveals-corrupt-process-in-removal-of-candidates/

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In Florida, Non-Submission to a Police Beating is “Attempted Murder”

By The Free Thought Project Every day, somewhere in this supposedly free county, some version of this script is played out: A police officer spies an individual committing a harmless but “illegal” act, aggressively pursues the subject, inflicts physical violence on the victim, then escalates that violence to lethal or nearly lethal levels when the victim doesn’t immediately submit to the state-licensed aggression.
William Norman GriggLewRockwell.com

We could refer to this as the “From Malum Prohibitum to Murder” model of police escalation. Citizens who aren’t killed in such encounters can expect to be punished for the impudence they display by surviving. Police officers responsible for the actual …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/florida-non-submission-police-beating-attempted-murder/

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Atlanta Officer Arrested While Attempting to Flee County After Burning Woman’s Body

By Cassandra Rules Officer Tahreem Zeus Rana, 23, was arrested at an airport Thursday morning for kidnapping, murder, tampering with evidence, and arson while attempting to flee to Mexico.

Last Friday, Rana met up with a woman named Valencia Woodard, 26, after responding to an ad she had posted. Woodard had been in Georgia from New York for less than a week, it is likely she moved to be closer to her eight year old daughter who was living in Georgia with her grandmother.
Detective Stephen Cushing reports that Rana picked her up, brought her to a dead end street not even a mile …read more

Source:: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/atlanta-officer-arrested-burning-womans-body-attempting-flee-county/

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Kentucky U.S. Senate Poll

By Richard Winger On August 31, SurveyUSA released a U.S. Senate poll for Kentucky. The results: Mitch McConnell 46%; Alison Lundergan Grimes 42%; David Patterson 5%; undecided 8%. The poll breaks down respondents for each candidate by demographic and ideological categories. Thanks to PoliticalWire for the link. …read more

Source:: http://www.ballot-access.org/2014/08/kentucky-u-s-senate-poll-2/

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