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This is a video from my show Counterpoint PA, the only grassroots progressive newscast exclusively about Pennsylvania politics.

In Activism in Action, a lightning-round update on the latest progressive protests around the Pennsylvania, I talk about a marijuana legalization protest in Philadelphia that culminated in some protesters being arrested for smoking marijuana in an act of civil disobedience (including a video clip of the arrests), and two unique groups that came out a couple weeks ago to protest what then looked like America's imminent bombing of Syria: a group of Syrian-Pennsylvanians and the Granny Peace Brigade.

For a transcript, links to the sources used in this story, or to browse the show's categorized video archive, go to http://counterpointpa.org. (Go here if you want to go right to the post for this video.)

Stay in touch on Twitter @CounterpointPA and on Facebook at http://facebook.com/... and stay tuned tonight for The Breakdown and Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week. (Delayed from original schedule because of the government shutdown dominating the news.)

Still to come:

The Breakdown

Sean Kitchen of Raging Chicken Press (and here at Daily Kos) joins me to discuss his reporting on a proposal to gut the state's endangered species act to allow even more unregulated fracking in the state

(The Breakdown topic may change, but here's the good news - it's coming out today regardless and if the topic does change, the Sean Kitchen interview will still be coming out as a bonus video ASAP, so viewers will wind up with more to watch.)

All that plus Counterpoint PA's special homage to Keith Olbermann, the Worst Pennsylvanians of the Week!

Originally posted to ProgressivePatriotPA on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 10:02 AM PDT.

Also republished by Pittsburgh Area Kossacks, Philly Kos, DKos Pennsylvania, and DKos Cannabis Law and Drug War Reform.

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