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The US senators pushing a controversial new bill that some fear would give President Barack Obama the powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet have rejected claims it would give Obama a net "kill switch".
The bill, titled Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act, has been unanimously approved by the US Homeland Security committee and will be put to a vote on the Senate floor shortly.
Lobby groups and academics quickly rounded on the bill, which seeks to grant the President broad emergency powers over the internet in times of national emergency.
Any internet firms and providers must "immediately comply with any emergency measure or action developed" by a new section of the US Department of Homeland Security, dubbed the "National Centre for Cybersecurity and Communications".
The critics said that, rather than combat terrorists, it would actually do them "the biggest favour ever" by terrorising the rest of the world, which is now heavily reliant on cyberspace.
Australian academics criticised the description in the bill's title of the internet as a US "national asset", saying any action would disrupt other countries as most of the critical internet infrastructure is located in the US.
This week, 24 privacy and civil liberties groups sent a letter raising concerns about the legislation to the sponsors, including that it could limit free speech and free inquiry, Computerworld reported.
"We are concerned that the emergency actions that could be compelled could include shutting down or limiting internet communications," the letter reads.
But the architects of the plan, committee chairman Senator Joe Lieberman and Senator Susan Collins, have this week released a "Myth v. Reality" document that hits back at these criticisms.
They say the threat of a catastrophic cyber attack is real and not a matter of "if" but "when". Cyber crime was also costing the US economy billions of dollars annually and the bill would "modernise the government's ability to safeguard the nation's cyber networks from attack and will establish a public/private partnership to set national cyber security priorities".
The senators rejected the "kill switch" claim, arguing that the President already had authority under the Communications Act to "cause the closing of any facility or station for wire communication" when there is a "state or threat of war".
They said under the new bill the President would be far less likely to use the broad authority he already has under current law to take over communications. It would provide "a precise, targeted and focused way for the President to defend our most sensitive infrastructure".
Any action would be limited to 30-day increments and the President must use the "least disruptive means feasible" to respond to the threats. Action extended beyond 120 days would need Congressional approval.
The bill would not give the President the authority to take over the entire internet, target specific websites or conduct electronic surveillance.
"Only specific systems or assets whose disruption would cause a national or regional catastrophe would be subject to the bill's mandatory security requirements," the senators wrote.The US senators pushing a controversial new bill that some fear would give President... more
Corporate media does it’s best to keep you uninformed...
The mainstream media is running a 24 hour news cycle focusing purely on the BP oil spill, a disaster, as we have shown, that is being intentionally hyped in order to sell cap and trade legislation and moves to nationalize big business.
In the wake of this, big important news stories are being overlooked. Here are just some of the stories, in no particular order, that you should be hearing on the nightly news, but of course, are not.
1. Israeli nuclear submarines positioned close to Iran:
Three German-built Israeli submarines equipped with nuclear cruise missiles are to be deployed in the Gulf near the Iranian coastline.
The first has been sent in response to Israeli fears that ballistic missiles developed by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, a political and military organisation in Lebanon, could hit sites in Israel, including air bases and missile launchers.
The submarines of Flotilla 7 — Dolphin, Tekuma and Leviathan — have visited the Gulf before. But the decision has now been taken to ensure a permanent presence of at least one of the vessels.
2. Iran war propaganda:
US intelligence has shown Iran could launch an attack against Europe with “scores or hundreds” of missiles, prompting major changes to US missile defenses, Pentagon chief Robert Gates said on Thursday.
The anti-Iran rhetoric has amplified following the revelation that many Bilderberg members, including Zbigniew Brzezinski, are now in favor of U.S. air strikes on Iran and are “leaning towards war,”.
“Some of them in Europe are saying no we shouldn’t do it but most of them are in favor of American air strikes on Iran,” Bilderberg sluth Jim Tucker relayed from the recent meeting in Spain. “They’re tilting heavily towards green lighting a U.S. attack on Iran.”
3. The continuing economic slide:
The greatest bankster heist in history and the looming greatest depression rumbles on.
Gold has hit record highs as the dollar slumps and the Euro continues to face complete collapse. Unemployment figures in the U.S. are through the roof and U.S. consumer prices posted their largest fall in nearly 1-1/2 years in May.
Rumours in Europe persist regarding an impending bailout for spain, while Russia says it is ready to found a “new economic world order“.
4. FCC ready to restrict the Internet:
The federal government would have “absolute power” to shut down the Internet under the terms of a new US Senate bill being pushed by Joe Lieberman, legislation which would hand President Obama a figurative “kill switch” to seize control of the world wide web in response to a Homeland Security directive.
Lieberman has been pushing for government regulation of the Internet for years under the guise of cybersecurity, but this new bill goes even further in handing emergency powers over to the feds which could be used to silence free speech under the pretext of a national emergency.
5. Obama/Blagojevich story
As the Blagojevich trial continues and important details emerge, linking Obama to possible political corruption, Federal prosecutors are seeking a gag order to keep the ex-Governor and his lawyers from making public comments.
6. UN small arms treaty
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton recently announced that the Obama Administration would be working hand in glove with the U.N. to pass a new “Small Arms Treaty.”
Congressman Paul Broun warns that, “With willing one-world accomplices in Washington, D.C., gun-grabbers around the globe believe they have it made.” Broun characterizes the U.N.’s Small Arms Treaty as “nothing more than a massive, GLOBAL gun control scheme.”
The treaty would force national governments to acquiesce to a global gun registry, while strengthening licensing procedures so as to make it almost impossible for a citizen to legally purchase a gun. It would also ban the private sale of semi-automatic weapons and ultimately lead to the confiscation and destruction of all “unauthorized” firearms owned by citizens.
By encapsulating the gun grab within a treaty, the Obama administration could claim that no Senate approval is needed to authorize any such move against the right to bear arms – although whether a treaty trumps the Constitution is a very murky area of debate.
7. Mexicans riot in LA/Land given over to Mexico
Violent scenes following the LA Lakers’ championship-clinching win over the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals saw angry mobs smashing their way through the streets waving Mexican flags as they went.
Meanwhile, a massive stretch of Arizona has become effectively off limits to Americans, Prompting questions over whether the Obama administration is giving a major strip of the south-west back to Mexico.
8. Obama Plans To Sneak Through Carbon Tax By Stealth
President Obama is planning to sneak through his job-killing, economy wrecking carbon tax by stealth according to the Washington Post, by passing a weakened bill and then adding in cap and trade provisions after the heat is off following the November elections.
Described as the “lame duck climate strategy,” Obama is planning to secure enough votes in the Senate to pass a weakened energy bill and then drag out the conference long enough to ensure the stronger provisions contained in the original House version are added “after lawmakers have faced voters in November, thereby cushioning the vote’s political impact.”
9. Afghanistan Mineral Riches Story Is War Propaganda
News that the U.S. has suddenly discovered $1 trillion-worth of mineral deposits in Afghanistan, and descriptions of the bounty as a “game changer” by the corporate media, represent nothing more than crude war propaganda designed to reinvigorate public support for a failing and ever more pointless occupation.
The “newly discovered” riches have been known about since the 1970s and further revelations indicate that the Pentagon report cited by the New York Times as their source for the story did not even mention the untapped mineral deposits in Afghanistan.
10. Free Speech Gag Bill Moving in House
H.R. 5175, The so-called DISCLOSE Act would severely limit the ability of political groups to communicate to their members and the general public.
Politico reports that , the NRA bargained for an exemption for itself and other large, established groups while trampling the rights of private citizens, new political groups, like Ron Paul’s Campaign for Liberty, and other small organizations.
As John Bresnahan reports, “The proposal would exempt organizations that have more than 1 million members, have been in existence for more than 10 years, have members in all 50 states and raise 15 percent or less of their funds from corporations… The NRA, with 4 million members, will not actively oppose the DISCLOSE Act, according to Democratic sources.”Corporate media does it’s best to keep you uninformed... The mainstream media... more
A T-shirt that warns against how dictators like Hitler used gun control to disarm their victims has been sensationally banned by eBay after the online auction giant labeled the garment “Nazi propaganda” despite the fact that it carries an anti-Nazi message.
The “Mass Murderers Agree – Gun Control Works” Infowars T-shirt features images of Hitler, Stalin, and Mao, all dictators who ensured that their target populations were disarmed and vulnerable before killing them by the millions.
Spot the difference: The T-shirt banned by eBay on the left and the permitted shirt on the right. The only real difference is that the banned shirt features an anti-gun control message, proving that the ban has nothing to do with Hitler and everything to do with eBay as a corporation objecting to a pro-Second Amendment message.
While claiming to be combating “Nazi propaganda,” eBay is in fact encouraging it. This is an anti-Hitler message and a warning from history about how the Nazis used gun control as a conduit for mass murder.
One of the first things Hitler did when he assumed power was to disarm Jewish Germans before ordering his henchmen to attack them in the streets and burn down their houses and synagogues. Having been completely disarmed, the victims were unable to resist.
In his book Death by Gun Control, author Stephen Halbrook “details how, upon assuming power, the Nazis relentlessly and ruthlessly disarmed their German opponents. The Nazis feared the Jews — many of whom were front-line veterans of World War One — so much that Jews were even disarmed of knives and old sabers.”
In addition, when the Nazis invaded Poland they immediately disarmed the occupied people, ensuring that the Warsaw ghetto uprising was able to be crushed when it may have succeeded had the resistors been able to source more firearms than the few they had managed to acquire from the black market.
The T-shirt that eBay banned in the name of preventing “Nazi propaganda” is in fact a warning against the kind of tyranny imposed by the Nazis. If anything, by banning the T-shirt, eBay is aiding Nazi propaganda.
In reality, the only reason for them banning the T-shirt is the fact that ebay as a corporation supports gun control and hates the Second Amendment, which was added to the Constitution by the founding fathers specifically as a bulwark against tyranny.
Paul Joseph Watson
Friday, June 11, 2010
Thank you founding fathers; without our guns, they would've red dawned us years ago and we'd all be in a FEMA work camp gulag, slaving for the NWO.A T-shirt that warns against how dictators like Hitler used gun control to disarm... more
Israeli Professor Living Near Gaza Border: 'How Has My Country So Terribly Lost Its Way?' | | AlterNet'Anyone who does not agree with the government and/or military policy is perceived as a traitor. Democracy is to be feared and freedom of speech has become profanity.'
June 8, 2010 |
I have been trying to get my head around what happened on the Gaza flotilla, with no success.
When I turned on the Israeli news at 6:40 a.m. on Monday morning, knowing that the flotilla must be nearing our shores, the broadcaster's first words were a knife to the heart: "Something very bad has happened. The commanders knew ahead of time that this was a lose-lose situation…" I could not help but wonder why the naval commanders (and obviously the higher-ups in the government) would knowingly go into a situation that was "lose-lose." I could not help but wonder why, once again, we had thrust ourselves into an impossible situation, endangered so many lives, perpetuated violence and severely damaged our relations with the world community in a nonsensical effort to enforce the unjustifiable blockade of the Gaza Strip.
I can turn off the radio and television and internet, but I cannot turn off my thoughts about all that has happened this week. My thoughts revolve around the steady stream of disturbing news and articles, interviews, photos and videos broadcast on the radio, television, internet, and youtubes. Each new photo, video, interview and article purports to give the "facts" of what happened in the dark, early morning hours of Monday. Each new photo, video, interview and article from outside of Israel puts the blame on my country. Each new piece of news from inside of Israel puts the blame on the 'terrorists' on the boats, on the Hamas, on Iran, and on the Turkish government. Each new 'fact' widens the chasm between Israel and the rest of the world.
Over night, our world has turned into one angry and volatile demonstration. It is impossible to count how many people from how many countries are marching, shouting and demanding Israel's blood for the attack on the 'peace ships.' I cannot count how many Israelis are draped in the Israeli flag, portraying the citizens on the boats as 'terrorists', calling Hanin Zuabi – an Arab Knesset member who was on board the Mavi Marmara – a traitor and calling for her blood. We cannot measure how much anger and hatred has resulted from this terribly destructive fiasco. And we do not know how long it will take to dissipate, if it will ever really dissipate.
The attack on the flotilla, and all that ensued (whether or not the citizens on board attacked first, second, or later is of no importance) has shown us, once again, how the blind perspective that force can solve the problem has made the problem uglier, deeper, more senseless.
With all this darkness, the attack on the flotilla has had one good effect: It brought the blockade of the forgotten Gaza Strip, from the land, the sea and the air, into the homes of billions/millions of people around the world. More importantly, it brought this immoral and inhumane blockade into the homes of millions of Israelis, who, for the last three years, have chosen to ignore this destructive act that our government has inflicted on an innocent population. This may be the light at the end of the tunnel(s). This might be the beginning of the end of a government and military policy that was borne in vengeance, and has been carried out with a vengeance.
More at the link:'Anyone who does not agree with the government and/or military policy is... more
clearly this kid was out of line, trying to embrace the memory of his late brother.
A Catholic-school teacher from Fort Dodge has been fired because of a Facebook survey in which she said she did not believe in God.
Abby Nurre, 27, was hired last summer as an eighth- grade math teacher at St. Edmond Catholic School. In August, she responded to a Facebook members' poll in which she was asked whether she believed in God, miracles or heaven.
In response, Nurre answered, "No." Her answers then became part of her Facebook autobiography page, which was accessible only to her designated "friends."
In November, Nurre posted a comment to an online discussion forum, Atheist Nexus. In her post, she provided a link to a New York Times article that, as she described it, indicated the government had spent $2.3 million on prayer research in the past 10 years.
Five weeks later, she was called to the office of Monsignor Kevin McCoy and handed a letter informing her that she was suspended for making "atheist statements in a public forum."
McCoy barred Nurre from school grounds. A few days later, without discussing the matter with Nurre, the school's board of directors fired her for violating a policy that prohibits employees from advocating "principles contrary to the dogmatic and moral teaching of the church."
Nurre appeared at a January board meeting to plead her case. In a written statement, she told the board that her forum posting was not an endorsement of atheism and was devoid of any opinions or advocacy.
"It never occurred to me that teachers were limited in their professional and personal education to only church-approved sources of information," she told the board.
"It's unfortunate that the school fires teachers for getting information from nonchurch sources, then showing that information on another Web site without comment or opinion. ... Teachers are taxpaying citizens and are entitled to think, be informed and take action."
The board voted a second time to fire her. The school and Iowa Catholic Conference then challenged Nurre's request for unemployment benefits.
That led to a recent hearing where Tim Hancock, the St. Edmond business manager, testified on behalf of the school. Hancock said that by becoming a member of the Atheist Nexus site, Nurre violated the principles of the Catholic church.
"She should be denied unemployment benefits for being a member of an atheist Web site," Hancock testified.
Nurre said she never advocated atheism. She said she had to register as a member of the site in order to post the link to the New York Times article.
"I believe in knowledge," she testified. "I believe in communicating with other people of different beliefs. I believe in being an open person. That, to me, is not immoral."
Her Facebook page was accessible to designated friends and she had not authorized any students to access the page or the survey within, she testified.
On cross-examination, Paul Jahnke of the Iowa Catholic Conference pressed Nurre on her religious beliefs.
"Do you deny that you are an atheist?" he asked.
Nurre testified, "I am not an atheist."
Jahnke asked Nurre why she responded to the Facebook survey by saying she didn't believe in God.
Nurre replied, "I feel that opinions on such things constantly change."
At the hearing, Hancock testified that the school had little choice but to fire Nurre.
"There were printouts of the Facebook page and of that Nexus group that the kids actually had," he testified. "When students in a Catholic school are running around the school with this survey and it says, 'Do you believe in God?' and it says, 'No,' well, that's in conflict with what we are teaching."
Administrative Law Judge Steven Wise ruled that Nurre was entitled to unemployment benefits because the school had failed to prove misconduct.
Wise said the Facebook survey and Nurre's posting to the atheists' forum "did not involve publicly advocating principles contrary to the teachings of the church and did not involve immoral conduct."
The Iowa Catholic Conference is an advocacy organization headed by the church's four Iowa bishops.A Catholic-school teacher from Fort Dodge has been fired because of a Facebook survey... more
Why draw Muhammad? Why make fun of the man Muslims revere most? Why arouse their ire?
Precisely because they react with murderous rage when one does this.
Now that may seem odd -- why would anyone want to provoke someone else's murderous rage?
Because it is an object lesson in pluralism. Either we put up with being offended by one another, or we enact speech codes that establish one group as beyond criticism. The latter road is the path to authoritarianism and tyranny. To respond to speech one considers offensive without threats and murder is a cardinal element of a society that respects all its citizens enough to allow them a voice in the public square, no matter how despised and hated their opinions may be. So free speech is a key element of any society in which all people are equal before the law.
And now when free speech is under serious attack both Stateside and internationally, and a key battlefield in the war against it is so-called "Islamophobia" and the Muhammad cartoons, it is essential to stand up and say that it is madness to threaten and kill over a cartoon drawing. And to stand for free speech whatever the risks.
Fear of Free Speech Alert: "ISPs directed to block Facebook's blasphemous link," from The News International, May 18 :
KARACHI: The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has directed the Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to close a Facebook's link about the competition of the blasphemous caricatures.
A caricature competition is being held on May 20 at a link of the www.facebook.com under a plot to hurt the millions of Muslims around the world.
The PTA, taking notice of this attempt, has asked the ISPs to ensure the blockage of this particular link of the facebook website.
Also, on Facebook, this:
Fuck the organizers of draw Mohammed day. May they BURN IN HELL (INSHALLAH)
Your bodies will burn in fire in your graves and then in hell. We Muslims, can't even think of saying or doing the same for your Prophets because we respect that all Prophets were send by Allah Almighty. You should be ashamed of yourselves YOU BLOODY PIG EATERS.
Meanwhile, you can join in the fun Thursday . http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112062032162838&ref=tshttp://www.thenews.com.pk/updates.asp?id=105010 Why draw Muhammad? Why make fun of... more
A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a far-reaching decision that went against the Federal Communications Commission and could even hamper the government's plans to expand broadband access in the United States.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that the FCC lacks authority to require broadband providers to give equal treatment to all Internet traffic flowing over their networks. That was a big victory for Comcast Corp., the nation's largest cable company, which had challenged the FCC's authority to impose such "network neutrality" obligations on broadband providers.
Supporters of network neutrality, including the FCC chairman, have argued that the policy is necessary to prevent broadband providers from favoring or discriminating against certain Web sites and online services, such as Internet phone programs or software that runs in a Web browser. Advocates contend there is precedent: Nondiscrimination rules have traditionally applied to so-called "common carrier" networks that serve the public, from roads and highways to electrical grids and telephone lines.
But broadband providers such as Comcast, AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. argue that after spending billions of dollars on their networks, they should be able to sell premium services and manage their systems to prevent certain applications from hogging capacity.
Tuesday's unanimous ruling by the three-judge panel was a setback for the FCC because it questioned the agency's authority to regulate broadband. That could cause problems beyond the FCC's effort to adopt official net neutrality regulations. It also has serious implications for the ambitious national broadband-expansion plan released by the FCC last month. The FCC needs the authority to regulate broadband so that it can push ahead with some of the plan's key recommendations. Among other things, the FCC proposes to expand broadband by tapping the federal fund that subsidizes telephone service in poor and rural communities.
In a statement, the FCC said it remains "firmly committed to promoting an open Internet and to policies that will bring the enormous benefits of broadband to all Americans" and "will rest these policies ... on a solid legal foundation."
Comcast welcomed the decision, saying "our primary goal was always to clear our name and reputation."
The case centers on Comcast's actions in 2007 when it interfered with an online file-sharing service called BitTorrent, which lets people swap movies and other big files over the Internet. The next year the FCC banned Comcast from blocking subscribers from using BitTorrent. The commission, at the time headed by Republican Kevin Martin, based its order on a set of net neutrality principles it had adopted in 2005.
But Comcast argued that the FCC order was illegal because the agency was seeking to enforce mere policy principles, which don't have the force of regulations or law. That's one reason that Martin's successor, Democratic FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, is trying to formalize those rules.A federal court threw the future of Internet regulations into doubt Tuesday with a... more
on the comedy central website a game is causing contraversy. I.S.R.A.E.L. is a death dealing machine whos purpose is to destroy the cast of drawn together.does having a robot named israel claim to have border issues constitute anti-semetism or is it an attempt at humor at the expense of a govt?http://www.comedycentral.com/videos/index.jhtml?videoId=307737&title=dvd-extras-re-... more
Thom interviews Steven Hill about his new book "Europe's Promise is the Best Hope." They talk about how different, and better, European business practices are compared with those in the United States.Thom interviews Steven Hill about his new book "Europe's Promise is the Best... more
The U.S. Supreme Court will review California’s law that sought to ban the sale and rental of “excessively violent” video games to children.
The law was signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2005 – but never took effect. The entertainment industry sued, saying it was unconstitutional; a U.S. District Court judge struck it down in 2006; and the state has appealed that decision all the way to the top of the judicial food chain.
The issue: What’s more important? An industry’s free speech rights? Or a parent’s effort to keep violence at bay?
The high court’s agreement to hear the case could mean that it’s willing to reinstate California’s ban. After all, it could have let the lower court’s decision to kill the law stand without any further review.
Or, it could mean that the high court wants to make an example of this law to strike down similar attempts elsewhere. After all, the high court struck down a a federal law that would ban videos showing animal cruelty last week, which some hailed as a victory for free speech.
http://taxdollars.freedomblogging.com/2010/04/26/supreme-court-to-review-californias-violent-video-game-ban/55889/The U.S. Supreme Court will review California’s law that sought to ban the sale... more
One of the higher-profile participants at the Cochabamba climate conference was the former president of the United Nations General Assembly, Father Miguel D’Escoto. A Roman Catholic priest from Nicaragua, D’Escoto served as foreign minister in Daniel Ortega’s government from 1979 to 1990. He joins to talk about the failures of the UN, the importance of the Bolivia climate summit, why Latin America doesn’t need the United States and much more.Then, we pay a visit to Radio Gente 94.7 FM, the Cochabamba radio station that airs Democracy Now! in Spanish. "Democracy Now!" is broadcast on more than 250 stations across Latin America. "Democracy Now!" is a daily independent newshour.One of the higher-profile participants at the Cochabamba climate conference was the... more
Reuters is reporting that WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients. None of the women were aware of the others, but they all had something in common. The women had all paid their premiums on time. Before they fell ill, none had any problems with their insurance. Initially, all believed their policies had been canceled by mistake.
Their health insurance carriers were all subsidiaries of WellPoint, which has 33.7 million policyholders -- more than any other health insurance company in the United States. Wellpoint then canceled their policies based on either erroneous or flimsy information. Wellpoint had no comment citing privacy.
Meanwhile, Wellpoint's CEO, Angela Braly, took home more than $9 million per year in base pay, and unknown millions in stock options, during both 2007 and 2008, the most recent years for which her paychecks can be found.
http://www.freespeech.org/blog/it-breast-cancer-death-panelReuters is reporting that WellPoint routinely targets breast cancer patients. None of... more
Bolivian President Evo Morales on President Obama: “I Can’t Believe a Black President Can Hold So Much Vengeance Against an Indian President.”
As the World Peoples’ Conference on Climate Change in Cochabamba closes, we speak to Bolivian President Evo Morales about the US decision to cut off climate aid to Bolivia; narcotrafficking; the tenth anniversary of the Water Wars in Cochabamba; the protest at the San Cristóbal silver mine; and the contradiction between promoting the environment and extractive industries—oil/natural gas exploration, mining. "Democracy Now!" is a daily independent newshour.Bolivian President Evo Morales on President Obama: “I Can’t Believe a... more
A Huffington Post investigative report on the dangers of Atrazine and the corporate effort to protect the legality of the pesticide.A Huffington Post investigative report on the dangers of Atrazine and the corporate... more
White Supremacists, Demonstrators Square off in LA
By JACOB ADELMAN
LOS ANGELES — A white supremacist group rallied against illegal immigration in downtown Los Angeles Saturday as hundreds of counter-protesters gathered to shout them down in a tense standoff that included several arrests, thrown rocks and police in riot gear.
PHOTOS: Neo-Nazi White Supremacists Fight Counter-Demonstrators Over Illegal Imigration!!!...http://ctpatriot1970.wordpress.com/2010/04/17/photos-neo-nazi-white-supremacists-fight-counter-demonstrators-over-illegal-imigration/
Police officers stood between the white supremacists and counter-demonstrators on the south lawn of Los Angeles’ City Hall, where about 50 members of the National Socialist Movement waved American flags and swastika banners for about an hour.White Supremacists, Demonstrators Square off in LA By JACOB ADELMAN (AP)... more