Que the banjos: Cop Assaults Peaceful Protestor

Seems some hillbilly cop in Asheville, North Carolina either went on a power trip or a something like a 'roid rage and attacked an activist for peace in his home.  He had to break the door down to do it, but hey, when there are peace activists to be billy clubbed, a door is not going to stand in the way.

Seems now the cop is trying to lie his way out of the whole incident and blame his rage on the protestor.  However, luckily there was at least one witness nearby that saw the whole thing.

Sadly, taking place in the mountains of North Carolina, I would bet the officer becomes a local legend, the witness disappears, and the hippie gets the chair.

http://www.mountainx.com/news/2007/flagg ed_down_activists_arrested_in_row_over_p rotest_flag_allege_abuse_by_bu

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Beta Testers Needed For New Southern Netroots Site

We did the beta launch on December 1 of a new progressive netroots site BlueSunbelt.Com for the South and Sunbelt states. We are aiming for a formal launch on January 1. We have the site up and running and are in the process of working out any kinks before the formal launch. We need some testers who would like to post diaries and comments during the beta period.


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Brown Panel Calls on University to Atone for Slavery Ties

(Cross posted from "For Our Future".)

In recent years, African-American activists have pressured modern institutions with historical involvement in the slave trade to acknowledge their role and make amends. Some have called for companies to pay a form of reparations. Most institutions have rejected this idea, but have made some concessions.

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Crawford, TX Action Planned for Easter,

Dear Friends,

Call for Volunteers and support for the upcoming events of Easter week

[Please post/distribute this widely to your networks, lists and
organizations. Thanks.]

We at The Crawford Peace House are excited about setting up Camp Casey
at Easter for a five-day action to end the war as well as a celebration
of the third anniversary of the Peace House.

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