The suppression of dissent in America

CounterPunch
by Linn Washington Jr.

09/11/08

In presenting a compelling examination of the plight of death row journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal the documentary ‘In Prison My Whole Life’ also probes one of the deeper contradictions of America: persistent suppression of dissent. For a nation that extols the provisions of the First Amendment, politicians and police have histories of running roughshod over the rights of citizens to exercise their constitutional freedoms of speech, assembly and presenting grievances to government.The recent actions against peaceful demonstrators and non-mainstream journalists by federal and local law enforcement personnel during the Republican National Convention in St Paul, Minnesota is yet another example of suppression of dissent...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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