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The Futile Attempt to Learn Why Philadelphia (and Your Hometown) Is Voting to Arm Nazis - by Chris Randolph
The US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to send guns to Ukrainian fascists. Getting a straight answer from your representative as to why, or even getting them to admit to that reality, is nearly impossible.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:55PM
Mayor Announces Support for Reparations for Survivors of Chicago Police Torture - by Amnesty International
CHICAGO – After months of work by survivors and stakeholders, including Chicago Torture Justice Memorials (CTJM), Amnesty International USA, Project NIA and We Charge Genocide, Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced his support for a proposed ordinance that would provide reparations to survivors of Chicago Police torture during the 1970s, 1980s and early 1990s. The ordinance will be introduced to the Chicago City Council tomorrow.
Posted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 2:15PM
How to protect yourself on the internet. - by Timson Wu
The most average, boring, "uninteresting" consumers are the ones that are the most targeted, the most "mood-manipulated", the most hacked and the most data-harvested! Every single thing you write in an email or text, or click on, will, eventually be psychologically analyzed by governments, lawsuit adversaries, foreign interests, hackers and marketing companies in order to learn what you really think and how you think. They can ALL get ahold of all of that material going back at least ten y...
Posted: Tue Apr 7, 2015 8:21AM
Republicans to Shift 2016 Convention to Las Vegas - by Don Monkerud
A plan to move the Republican Convention from Cleveland to Las Vegas brought cheer to the hearts of lobbyists when announced this week.
Posted: Mon Apr 6, 2015 10:30AM
Death Sentences and Executions 2014 - by Amnesty International
An alarming number of countries used the death penalty to tackle real or perceived threats to state security linked to terrorism, crime or internal instability in 2014, Amnesty International found in its annual review of the death penalty worldwide.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 5:00PM
Greece Proposes Plans to Tackle Tax Evasion and Corruption - by Jubilee USA Network
Greece submitted a list of economic reforms to the European Union (EU) in an effort to secure emergency financing.
Posted: Wed Apr 1, 2015 2:29PM
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria - by Amnesty International
Violence, death and injustice: A beginner’s guide to human rights in Nigeria
Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:11PM
Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool (audio/mpeg 16.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Recently, Caustic Water at Joe Brown Park Pool is causing increasing concern about the chemicals that caused the swimmers at Joe Brown to become ill. Amy Stelly, a resident of Treme who cares deeply about her neighborhood, has requested the City to provide list of all chemicals used in the pool, along with the expiration dates. The information is needed to provide the injured parties with more accurate information to share with their medical professionals.
Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:07AM
Senate Budget Action Fails to Repeal Tax Transparency Law - by Sophia Har
FATCA Repeal Fails
Posted: Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:20PM
Endangered Gulf of Mexico Sea Turtles Splash into Jindal’s Presidential Bid - by Joanna Nasar
Conservation groups are taking a hard look at Gov. Bobby Jindal’s environmental record in advance of his expected campaign announcement in June. Turtle Island Restoration Network published an op-ed this week in the Houston Chronicle highlighting how Jindal has failed to protect the endangered sea turtles in his home state of Louisiana.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:45AM
New Study Shows Toll of Illegal Fishing on Sharks and Ray Species at Cocos Island National - by Joanna Nasar
A new study published this week in Conservation Biology (available here) investigates Costa Rica’s ability to adequately enforce and protect it’s crown jewel of marine protected areas (MPAs) – Cocos Island National Park – from illegal longline fishing. The study, “Shifting elasmobranch community assemblage at Cocos Island—an isolated marine protected area,” was authored by R. White Easton, Mark C. Myers, Joanna Mills Flemming, and Julia K. Baum.
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:36AM
Proposed Bill Major Step Forward for Preventing Fiery Oil Train Derailments - by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON— In response to the recent spate of fiery derailments that have highlighted the dangers posed by oil trains, Senators Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.), Dianne Feinstein, (D-Calif.), Tammy Baldwin, (D-Wis.), and Patricia Murray, (D-Wash.), have proposed a bill that would remove the most dangerous tank cars from service, increase track inspections, and help to ensure that first responders have the equipment needed to respond to derailments.
Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:51PM
President Obama please expedite the extradition Barrientos - by Extradite Barrientos
Barrientos is one of the direct perpetrators of world-beloved singer Victor Jara's murder. He is now the last and only fugitive in the case.
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:04PM
Public Statement on OAS Indigenous Peoples Declaration - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International is urging member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) to ensure that a proposed regional Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples properly reflects the views and experiences of those whose rights are at stake. Legitimacy cannot be achieved if text is brought forward without the support of Indigenous Peoples.
Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:37PM
US Dept of Justice Investigation of Ferguson Police Leads to Firings/Resignations - by Dave Id
This U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division report, released on March 4, is the result of the DOJ's investigation into the Ferguson, Missouri, police department after the rebellions and violent police repression following the murder of Mike Brown by police officer Darren Wilson on August 9, 2014 in the Canfield neighborhood. While the DOJ declined to prosecute Wilson after a St. Louis County grand jury found no probable cause to indict him -- the DOJ not being known as a full-throat...
Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:29PM
Hermosa Beach Voters Defeat Measure to Overturn Oil Drilling Ban - by Dan Bacher
“Despite the oil industry’s aggressive efforts, the people of Hermosa Beach voted to protect their communities, their air, their water and their health from further exposure to the risks of dangerous oil drilling,” said Adam Scow of Californians Against Fracking and California Director of Food & Water Watch. “The victory is yet another example of how Californians are standing up in growing numbers to protect their homes, schools and our state’s vulnerable water supplies."
Posted: Fri Mar 6, 2015 2:20PM
Interview With Senator JP Morrell (audio/mpeg 12.4MB) - by WTUL News & Views
Senator JP Morrell joined News and Views to update listeners on bills he is introducing for the upcoming spring legislative session in order to address the problem of sexual assaults on university campuses and domestic violence in general in the State of Louisiana.
Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:39AM
Sespe Fracking Hearing Draws Crowd - by Save the Sespe
Locals ask DOGGR to "do the science before you do the fracking"
Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 11:58PM
Dr. Jill Stein for President - by www.jill2016.com
Imagine a presidential candidate not stuffing her pockets and legitimating the status quo of lobbyists writing laws, unending wars, tax evasion by corporations in the Cayman Islands, exploding inequality, statistical acrobatics on job creation and pipelines and coal trains! Alternatives of community centers and reduced working hours, person-oriented work, qualitative growth instead of quantitative growth, a service and caring economy, exchanging roles and true redistribution should be encour...
Posted: Mon Feb 9, 2015 5:24AM
UK: ‘Historic’ surveillance ruling finds intelligence-sharing illegal - by Amnesty International
Amnesty International and others won an historic victory today as the legal body that oversees the practices of the UK secret services acknowledged that the USA and the UK’s intelligence sharing on communications surveillance violated human rights law.
Posted: Fri Feb 6, 2015 6:26PM