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LOCAL Announcement :: Media
Pack the Court on Feb. 3 for Oral Arguments in Blum v. Holder
29 Jan 2014
Modified: 02:02:47 PM
Join CCR to pack the court on February 3rd in Boston for oral arguments in Blum v. Holder, our legal challenge to the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act (AETA) as an infringement on free speech. CCR Senior Staff Attorney Rachel Meeropol will be asking the appellate court to strike down the AETA as unconstitutional.

What: Oral Arguments on constitutionality of AETA in Blum v. Holder
When: Monday, February 3 at 9:30am (we suggest arriving 30 – 45 minutes early. ID may be required)
Where: John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, Court of Appeals Panel Courtroom, 7th floor
RSVP: Click here to RSVP on Facebook

Background
The AETA is a federal criminal law ushered through Congress in 2006 by powerful lobbyists for the fur and meat industries, and corporations and institutions that profit from animal research.

Blum v. Holder was filed in support of five animal rights activists chilled from engaging in lawful advocacy out of fear that their work would subject them to prosecution as terrorists under the AETA. The AETA criminalizes a broad swath of protected First Amendment activities and is so vague as to fail to give people notice of whether or not their conduct falls under the statute’s prohibitions.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
International Data Privacy Day
29 Jan 2014
privacy
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks
29 Jan 2014
Syria
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Commentary :: Politics
10 Things Pres. Obama Can Do Right Now
28 Jan 2014
The state has a social nature and cannot only be a power and security state. Without the social contract (Rousseau), we become wolves to one another (Hobbes). The state is more than an "errand boy" for the banks (Bill Moyers). The time is right for alternative economics, reducing working hours, expanding the public sector, shrinking the financial sector and community centers.
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Commentary :: Human Rights
Mass Surveillance Called Illegal
28 Jan 2014
NSA
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Commentary :: Labor
Our Triple Jobs Problem
28 Jan 2014
First, even as unemployment has inched down, the economy has created barely enough jobs to match population growth. Second, this enormous labor-market “slack” has stifled workers’ bargaining power and kept wages low. Third, even with a “tighter” labor market, workers would still be in a weak bargaining position due to the policies of the last thirty-some years, which have undermined unions, the welfare state, and labor-market regulation.
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News :: Human Rights
'Reason Lost' at UN which crosses line to authoritarianism and its not working.
28 Jan 2014
The UN by crossing a line to authoritarianism and also creating ‘neoliberal absolutism’ means the Rule of Law they promote is not based on reason but rather elite interests.
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Commentary :: Globalization
Unprecedented Inequality Under Obama
28 Jan 2014
class war
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Commentary :: War and Militarism
Fake Syrian Peace Talks Continue
28 Jan 2014
Syria
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Commentary :: International
Capitalism as a Secularized Religion
27 Jan 2014
Capitalism is a relatively young crisis-prone formation of society that gained acceptance a few centuries ago, not an eternal constant of human existence. Capitalism turns out to be the most bloodthirsty sacrificial cult of humanity's history. Whole regions and economies are driven into collapse and massive impoverishment to pay for the debt arising out of the self-contradictions.
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