In Washington, D.C., the annual, national, Whistle Blower Summit (for Civil & Human Rights), starts this Wednesday (July 29, 2015) and continues through Friday. Among the many, many speakers there, it includes notables such as Andrew Kreig of Justice-Integrity Project, Tanya Ward Jordan of Coalition for Change (C4C), a luncheon on Thursday with Senators Grassley and Ron Wyden (D-OR); and a man who suffered much, as all whistle-blowers types tend to do, such as the saga of Governor Siegelman case whistle blower - Mr. Richard Scrushy.
For more details, see the original posting at Democratic Underground (here).
Truthdig.com has an article today, by Sonali Kolhatkar, titled "It's a Movement, not a Moment". In that item are the details of Black Lives Matter, Pasadena, California Chapter - activist - Jasmine Richards; who is protesting the untimely deaths, due to gun violence, of black youths.
This is written about, with some discussion, in Democratic Underground item titled;
Meanwhile, on July 24, 2015, through July 26, is the Convention for Black Lives Matter in Cleveland. You can just imagine the panic going on in Cleveland powers that be and all the state schemes to infiltrate the ranks by the FBI, Homeland Security and such.
Jasmine Richards has been charged and jailed for her activism. They are calling her a terrorist.
You would think that authorities would have learned, by now, you are not going to achieve the goal of quieting a party, by abusing the person(s) with tyranny. They strengthen and embolden the very cause they seek to defeat.
Here is the interview, as presented by Truthdig, of Jasmine Richards.
Sandra Bland is dead, a fact plain for everyone to see; but the question is why did she die? That issue, with the fact that the officer is clearly guilty of escalating the saga (apparently enraged that she refused to put out her cigarette), has now turned to an even darker state of affairs, as it is also plain to see that the arrest video has been looped.
Here's my thread about it, at Democratic Underground "News Flash: Bland's Arrest Video is Doctored".
Now, the Texas Department of Public Safety is saying that there are no edits (see other DU thread - HERE)
Anyone can readily see (beginning at time stamp 25:01) - that the video is looping as the officer is lying.
Adding insult to injury, a CNN retired cop blames Sandra Bland's arrogance - for her death.
Yup, Eric Gardner wanted someone to choke him, cause he was too big to do it to himself, Tamira Rice wanted to play real cops and become dead black youth, Trayvon Martin wanted to be in a fight with a judge's wacked up son that was a cop wannabe with a hidden gun; and Sandra Bland wanted to move to Texas to fight injustice against black lives that do matter, by getting pulled over for no indicator, to let a cop car pass by - that would result in her untimely demise - by a plastic bag.
WASP 101 - "they did it to themselves = pushing us elites to our breaking points - daring to question our tyranny"!
Huffington Post has an item from former Bill Clinton guy, Robert Reich - titled "Hillary Clinton's Glass-Steagall".
In that online article item, we have the following notes by Mr. Reich, on Senator Elizabeth Warren (who - amazingly - is joined by Senator McCain) on the sponsoring of a new, more contemporary, Glass-Steagall Act (that originally arose after the Great Depression stock crash of 1929).
To wit - Robert Reich notes;
Hillary Clinton won't propose reinstating a bank break-up law known as the Glass-Steagall Act -- at least according to Alan Blinder, an economist who has been advising Clinton's campaign. "You're not going to see Glass-Steagall," Blinder said after her economic speech Monday in which she failed to mention it. Blinder said he had spoken to Clinton directly about Glass-Steagall.
This is a big mistake.
It's a mistake politically because people who believe Hillary Clinton is still too close to Wall Street will not be reassured by her position on Glass-Steagall. Many will recall that her husband led the way to repealing Glass Steagall in 1999 at the request of the big Wall Street banks.
It's a big mistake economically because the repeal of Glass-Steagall led directly to the 2008 Wall Street crash, and without it we're in danger of another one.
We almost had another great depression (collapse of the cash system via banks) due to the financial crisis of corrupting the world's number 1 secured commodity - Real Estate loans.
How we get there, is former President Bill Clinton made a deal with Senators to gut Glass Steagall - in 1999. Then President George W Bush's Administration made sure the Department of Justice was a ghost, on the issues of things going haywire, during GWB's era.
President Bush created the mess - and left it as a welcome mat to POTUS Barack Obama.
Robert Reich contends (correctly) that it is a big mistake for Hillary Clinton to side step the Glass Steagall ACT issues. Though, yours truly would argue, for different reasons than those Mr. Reich contends.
It was Hillary's husband, the President Bill Clinton, who made sure Glass Steagall was repealed; and moi would suggest that HRC plan's to be made POTUS with the help of Wall Street and big banks. Hence, as with all things Hillary, flipping and flopping on issues in nearly the same manner as Governor Romney, Hillary should have come out and said that she "was" going to look into Glass Steagall.
With a wink - wink to Wall Street and backroom remarks that "Don't worry good ole boys - I've got you back".
America needs Warren into the race for POTUS - or we might still get the Great Depression part 2.