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Hi, Thom. My CounterPunch article has been revised. Would it be possible for you to swap out the revised version on this blog post instead? The copy modification eliminates a misconception about the NATO 5 case that might be construed from the text, and updates the status of the case. Would it be possible to condense paragraphs 10 and 11 into the following revised graph? I also include links to the revised CounterPunch article, and to a Google doc of same, as well, should that make this task easier (and thanks for reposting!):
Here’s the revised article on CounterPunch: http://www.counterpunch.org/2013/01/15/aaron-swartz-and-the-assault-on-open-information/
Here’s a link to an identical Google doc w/the revision: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D7Lm5MFLPJTjAuNlog8o-IpoxT2XRYj40GiltaPzO1M/edit
Here’s the swap-out for paragraphs 10 and 11 into the following revised graph:
And the machine for which Alvarez and her law enforcement crime partners work is currently undertaking the same kind of assault on the other NATO 5 defendants, all of whom remain in Cook County Jail — and the youngest of whom turned 21 in jail on September 23 of 2012. It bears noting, for example, that ‘evidence’ that law enforcement claims to have marshaled against this youngster includes secretly taped conversations in which undercover cops reportedly got the under-aged youth blindingly drunk and incited him to make incriminating statements — another example of criminalization by inebriation perpetrated by undercover police agents. Prosecutors justified this defendant’s outrageously high bond by charging him and two codefendants under a state ‘terrorism’ statute that is currently under constitutional challenge — and which, of course, provides no provision to prevent endemic constitutional violations by law enforcement officials intent on manufacturing crimes and fanning public fears as a way to undermine political movements and dissident activities.
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