Forum Post: Brave action against fascism - Dream Defenders occupy Florida's Capitol since tue 7-16-2013.
Posted 3 years ago on July 18, 2013, 9:56 p.m. EST by BearDickinson
from Ewing, VA
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They demand a meeting with the governor regarding Florida's "stand your ground" law. Meanwhile, student activists in Florida are camped outside Scott's office and say they don't plan to leave until he meets with them to discuss the law. The students are members of Dream Defenders, an activist group that participates in civic engagement and promoting nonviolent social change. They walked into the office Wednesday, led by Amon Gabriel, 9, and asked to speak to the governor. He wasn't in the office, the receptionist replied, apologizing. "Thank you. We'll wait," said one of the protesters. The Dream Defenders, like many groups and individuals appalled by "stand your ground" laws across the nation, aren't seeking a casual sit-down with their elected official; rather, they want to take him to task for defending the self-defense provision. About 30 of them came early Wednesday, and more were expected.
"stand your ground" and castle laws (edit - castle laws = i am wrong about this) have originated from ALEC. http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_Exposed
today, in Washington, DC - a group gathered at ALEC's new building dedication to awaken people as to the damage that ALEC's lobbyists have done. pages 1 &2 plus many photos here.
and it gets worse - Stand Your Ground’ group pushes privatization of public education. The group behind “Stand Your Ground” laws in a number of states has been mighty busy working to get laws passed in the area of school reform — and the aim has been the privatization of public education. That group is the American Legislative Exchange Council, better known as ALEC, which likes to call itself a “nonpartisan public-private partnership” but is actually a corporate-backed enterprise that writes “model legislation” that its membership of nearly 2,000 conservative legislators use in states to pass laws that promote privatization in every part of American life: education, health care, the environment, the economy, etc. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/07/17/stand-your-ground-group-pushes-privatization-of-public-education/ Can we call this what it is ? fascism