Saturday, 14 January 2012 by Cairene
George W. Bush cancels Switzerland visit over fears of arrest on torture charges | Mail Online
In Translation: Samer Soliman on revolution and reform – Blog – The Arabist
Latin America’s lessons for the SCAF | Al-Masry Al-Youm: Today’s News from Egypt
meh. not much meat in here. essentially: transitions took a long time; officers need guarantees of safety once they let go of power
Buying Congress in 2012 – Opinion – Al Jazeera English
Far from showing any shame, the big players boast about it: the US Chamber of Commerce
, front outfit for a consortium of corporations, has bragged
on its website about outspending everyone in Washington, which is easy to do when Chevron, Goldman Sachs, and News Corp are writing you seven-figure checks
It would be relatively easy to change this: you could provide public financing for campaigns instead of letting corporations pay. It’s the equivalent of having the National Football League hire referees instead of asking the teams to provide them.
however, we may have to change the Constitution, as we’ve done 27 times before. This time, we’d need to specify that corporations aren’t people, that money isn’t speech, and that it doesn’t abridge the First Amendment to tell people they can’t spend whatever they want getting elected.
أغنية الطنبورة الجديدة للثورة – YouTube
شلنا الرأس ولسة الديل
I want this.
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