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Winter 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! - by Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 10:19PM
Petition Seeks to Reform Secretive Federal Agency That Kills Millions of Wild Animals - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— The Center for Biological Diversity and allies petitioned the Obama administration today (see PDF) to reform the federal wildlife-killing agency known as “Wildlife Services,” which kills nearly 1.5 million coyotes, bears, otters, foxes, birds and other animals each year without any requirement to disclose its activities to the public. The secretive killing — which includes aerial gunning, traps and exploding poison caps — has gone on for decades with little public oversi...
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 6:48PM
McJobs - not lovin'it - by Jed Holtz
News and analysis of the severe level of joblessness among young workers, and information on energetic mobilizing against puny wages and lousy prospects.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 5:19PM
ACLU Sues Bishops on Behalf of Pregnant Woman Denied Care at Catholic Hospital - by ACLU
NEW YORK and DETROIT— The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan have filed a lawsuit on behalf of a pregnant woman who miscarried and was denied appropriate medical treatment because the only hospital in her county is required to abide by religious directives. The directives, written by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, prohibited that hospital from complying with the applicable standard of care in this case.
Posted: Tue Dec 3, 2013 12:09AM
Healthcare.Gov Still Troubled - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 11:55PM
Feminism and the Many Faces of Doris Lessing (audio/mpeg 23.8MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Doris Lessing's book, The Golden Notebook, helped to birth Second Wave feminism, yet the iconic author was often snarkily critical of the movement. In the mainstream media, this means she was no feminist, but careful study reveals a more complex relationship. Audio: 26:02
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5:38PM
Bugs! Blood! Brutal Women! An Interview With Kameron Hurley (audio/mpeg 23.9MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
KPFA Women's Magazine talks with science fiction author Kameron Hurley, creator of the blog "Brutal Women" and the acclaimed series, Bel Dame Apocrypha. Audio: 26:05
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5:22PM
Urge For Going: An Interview with Playwright Mona Mansour (audio/mpeg 15.2MB) - by KPFA Women's Magazine
Kate Raphael of Women's Magazine speaks with playwright Mona Mansour, whose play "Urge for Going", produced by Golden Thread Theater, is playing now in San Francisco. Audio: 16:38
Posted: Mon Dec 2, 2013 5:11PM
Single Payer Now Conference – Doctors Report on America’s Health 11/7/13 (audio/mpeg 116.2MB) - by Rubble
On November 2 & 3, hundreds of Doctors attended the Physicians for a National Health Care Program’s (PNHP) annual conference in Boston. Single Payer Now held a report back panel discussion in San Francisco on 11/7/13 .Hear six doctors who attended the 11/7/13 San Francisco meeting provide short speeches on various problematic aspects of the current system and steps to take to implement o government-based system of care for all. (63 minutes)
Posted: Sun Dec 1, 2013 2:34PM
Independent Truckers Make Their Voices Heard: Third Recent Job Action at Port of Oakland - by Jonathan Nack
Photo by Jonathan Nack The Port of Oakland Truckers Association (POTA) said the strike was called, “in protest of unsafe working conditions and unfair labor practices by terminal owners and Port of Oakland management.“
Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2013 12:09PM
US Saber Rattling Diplomacy - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:52PM
House Approves Reckless Fracking Bill - by via Environment America
WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a vote of 235-187, the U.S. House of Representatives on November 20 approved its latest giveaway to the oil and gas industry: A bill to boost ‘fracking,’ the dirty process of drilling that has contaminated water supplies from Pennsylvania to New Mexico and is making families near drilling sites sick from air pollution.
Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:01PM
NSA Infects 50,000 Computer Systems Worldwide - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 11:46PM
California Democratic Party’s Environmental Caucus Rejects Drakes Bay Oyster Co. - by Amy Trainer
In three key votes, the Environmental Caucus overwhelmingly supported Drakes Estero Wilderness by 3 to 1 margin and rejected support of Drakes Bay Oyster Company.
Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:40AM
ACLU v. Clapper - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 11:50PM
Expanding Social Security by Paul Krugman - by Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman, professor of economics at Princeton, was the winner of a Nobel Prize for Economics in 2011.
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:15AM
Tea Party Bill Would Eviscerate Endangered Species Act - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— Tea Party senators introduced a bill this week that would effectively end the protection of most endangered species in the United States and gut some of the most important provisions of the Endangered Species Act. Senate Bill 1731, introduced by Tea Party Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Dean Heller, would end protections for most of the species that are currently protected by the Act and make it virtually impossible to protect new species under the law. It would also eliminate pro...
Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:09AM
Things I Hate about San Francisco's Gentrification: A Love Poem - by Cindy Milstein
Please note: The original version of this piece includes many photos; if interested, see http://cbmilstein.wordpress.com/2013/11/22/things-i-hate-about-san-franciscos-gentrification-a-love-poem/
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:02PM
Reverend Billy charged with rioting at Chase Bank - by indyradio.nu
Bankers at the utterly corrupt Chase Bank could not see the humor in a 15 minute performance by Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir. The goal of the protest was to challenge fossil fuel investments that will make us all extinct. Billy Talen faces up to a year in prison, sign this petition in defence of free speech, and oppose the criminalization of performance art.
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:11AM
JFK’s Assassination 50 Years Later, America’s 1963 Coup d'Etat - by Steven Argue
Photo: John F. Kennedy Dec. 29, 1962 receiving the Cuban flag from U.S. sponsored mercenaries who carried out the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. Kennedy, received the flag saying, “I promise to return this flag in a free Havana.” Prior to the Cuban Revolution, the U.S. backed Batista Dictatorship murdered 20,000 people in seven years. With Kennedy’s backing, the Bay of Pigs invasion was an attempt to reestablish U.S. control of Cuba. The Cubans responded by militarily defeating the attemp...
Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:53AM