In the debut of president Barrack Obama's first press conference da Prez in an attempt to honor the grand dame of the white house press corp. gave a slightly more dramatic calling on Helen's turn to ask her "question"
"Many people cannot begin to grasp the violent life of a max security prison. The threat of death is in the air everyday. I lived that life without cowering from it. When threatened with violence I responded in kind. When threatened with being stabbed I had my own shank to turn to."
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When activist and author Kim Fellner saw fellow demonstrators at the 1999 “Battle of Seattle” smashed in the window of a Starbucks store, she couldn’t escape the feeling that something was wrong with the picture. How had a coffee company with a liberal reputation come to engender such hostility?
America can avoid sliding into a full-blown fascist state complete with concentration camps and right wing death squads if we begin to act now. If we fail to act wisely we will face that dreaded moment when the gestapo pounds on our door in the middle of the night.