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Bloomberg and NYPD shut down Free Press to shut down Assembly and Dissent in New York City

Journalist Ryan Devereaux of the radio news show Democracy Now! has been reporting on the forcible clearing and trashing of the occupation of Zuccotti Park early this morning in New York City. According to Devereaux, the NYPD not only has been denying Americans their right to assembly and protest, they’ve been quashing the freedoms of […]

Michael Bloomberg Destroys a Library to Shut Down Dissent in New York City

The Occupy Wall Street Library is gone. No, not just gone. Destroyed by the NYPD on orders of Michael Bloomberg:

2:44 a.m. NYPD destroys OWS Library. 5,000 donated books in dumpster.

More:

NYPD destroying american cultural history, they’re destroying the documents, the books, the artwork of an event in our nation’s history … Right now, […]

Americans Elect Sources: Bloomberg 2012 is a topic of Conversation

“Privately, political scientists say, some of the principals have debated a potential Gen. David Petraeus-Michael Bloomberg ticket as one possible outcome to challenge Obama-Biden and a potential Republican ticket such as Mitt Romney-Rick Perry. The group is also considering floating congressional candidates.”

— Patrik Jonsson, Christian Science Monitor, July 31 2011

No Labels and Americans Elect: A List of Known Connections

Americans Elect is a 501c4 corporation founded last year and headquartered inside the Washington DC beltway that does not disclose the identity of the people who are funding it.

No Labels is also a 501c4 corporation founded last year and headquartered inside the Washington DC beltway that does not disclose the identity of the […]

The 3 Ways Americans Elect Could Improve Politics (and the 3 Ways it Could Go Wrong)

The summer is an empty stage. With Congress and the President going on extended vacations, with students away from campus and student activism on hold, there is a vacuum of traditional political news during the summer months, a vacuum that begs to be filled by some other story: the murder of an intern, shark attacks, […]

Bloomberg Consultant Predicts 2012 Presidential Run By “Fed Up Businessperson”

In a little-noticed Washington Post end-of-year piece, Douglas Schoen answered the question, “What Will Be 2011’s Biggest Political Surprise?,” with the following prediction:

The biggest political surprise of 2011 will be the emergence of a potentially serious third-party candidate for president in 2012. There is simply too much dissatisfaction with Washington and with our political […]

Another Connection Between No Labels and Americans Elect: Michael Bloomberg

Last month we noticed that a number of staffers for Americans Elect (the 501c4 corporation with a goal of electing its own presidential candidate in 2012) had simultaneously “liked” the Facebook pages for Americans Elect and for No Labels (a 501c4 corporation with a goal of affecting the policy discourse in the run-up to the […]

Michael Bloomberg Considering a Hop on the Americans Elect Wagon for 2012

New York Magazine’s John Heilemann spoke to Michael Bloomberg aide Kevin Sheekey in October and reports that the New York City mayor’s office has strong interest in using an Americans Elect presidential ballot line to run for President in 2012.

One key factor, now as three years ago, is Bloomberg’s ability to get onto the […]