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[liberationtech] SOPA Supporter Considered for Sec. of State

Nadim Kobeissi nadim at nadim.cc
Mon Nov 12 22:03:28 PST 2012


Promoting the business interests of his district at the expense of Internet
freedom...?


NK


On Tue, Nov 13, 2012 at 12:56 AM, Collin Anderson <collin at averysmallbird.com
> wrote:

> Howard Berman has had a long tenure in Congress that is worth a deeper
> evaluation than solely SOPA/ACTA, spanning legislation such as the Anti-Boycott
> Act, the infamous Berman Amendment (1988 Omnibus Trade and
> Competitiveness Act), NAFTA, False Claims Act, et al. Whether or not
> Berman would actually be an appropriate choice for Secretary of State,
> evaluating his merits should not be done in as shallow a manner as
> promoting the business interests of his district, Hollywood -- which is
> pretty appropriate for an agent model of representation.
>
> --
> Collin Anderson
> Sent with Sparrow <http://www.sparrowmailapp.com/?sig>
>
> On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 3:39 PM, Nadim Kobeissi wrote:
>
> The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Congressman Howard Berman is
> being considered as the replacement for Hillary Clinton when she steps
> down as Secretary of State in coming weeks:
> http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-pn-berman-secretary-of-state-clinton-20121107,0,963486.story
>
> Berman was a lead supporter of SOPA. His position as Secretary of State
> could be a disaster.
>
> I urge you to sign the petition against this nonsense:
> http://act.demandprogress.org/letter/sos_berman/?akid=1847.98995.P8lsnV&rd=1&t=2
>
> NK
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