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Ohio Cannabis Legalization Initiative – A Cautionary Tale for California - by via Lanny Swerdlow, RN
Receiving scant attention from marijuana legalization advocates and just about zero attention in the national media, voters in Ohio will be deciding on a very controversial marijuana legalization initiative this November. It is a cautionary tale that the backers of California’s multiple marijuana legalization initiatives should be paying close attention to.
Posted: Mon Oct 5, 2015 10:48AM
Groups Sue to Overturn Controversial Wyoming Data-Censorship Laws - by via Center for Food Safety
CHEYENNE, WY (September 29, 2015) – A diverse coalition of conservation, press, academic and animal-protection groups filed suit today in federal court seeking to strike down a pair of Wyoming state laws that stifle freedom of speech and make citizen science illegal in the state. The suit claims that in violation of Americans’ constitutional rights, the laws punish communication to government agencies of photos and data taken on open land, criminalizing otherwise lawful advocacy in an att...
Posted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:00PM
Bernie Sanders' Vague Statement on “War and Peace” is Wanting - by Jonathan Nack
File photo Sanders' call for a grassroots movement to take power away from the Billionaires and their corporations, and his specific proposals on domestic issues, such as free higher education, give people who want real progressive changes reasons to be excited. His statement on War and Peace does not. Those with politics further to the left, whom call for dramatic reductions in the military budget and an end to the so-called “war on terrorism,” and those with a critique of U.S. im...
Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 6:01PM
Libertarian and Green Parties Will File Anti-Trust Lawsuit Against Commission on President - by reader
The Libertarian Party and the Green Party, and other plaintiffs, will file a federal lawsuit on September 29 in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. The Complaint will allege that the Commission on Presidential Debates is in violation of the venerable old anti-trust laws, the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act.
Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:16AM
Secret Plan to Capture Listener Sponsored Radio. Fake Progressives Exposed. (audio/mpeg 25.7MB) - by betterbadnews
Twit Wit Radio Aired on KPFA Sept 6, 2015 Political Satire: The Panel skewers the fake progressive wing of the Democratic Party.
Posted: Wed Sep 9, 2015 9:46PM
Philippines: Bongbong’s whitewashing of Marcos name anathema to 2016 plans - by Akbayan (Citizens Action Party)
Akbayan took exception to Senator Bongbong Marcos’s statement that there was no downside to being a Marcos should he decide to run for higher office in 2016.
Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2015 5:32AM
The Hidden Shackles and Chains on the Statue of Liberty - by LA Progressive
The story behind the creation of the Statue of Liberty was suppressed for more than 125 years. Finally, the National Park Service includes literature that explains the shackles and chains. National Juneteenth Movement is preparing an amazing event on Liberty Island, Rev. Willie Douglass, Stockton, California was on the front line, making it happen in a good way... his legacy will help guide a positive way forward.
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:41PM
Nuclear Shutdown News August 2015 - by Michael Steinberg
Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the US nuclear industry, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free world.
Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:36AM
Dr. Jill Stein speaks out in Ferguson July 25, 2015 (video/mp4 32.7MB) - by Jill Stein/IndyRadio edit
How many presidential candidates have visited Ferguson? While there, Jill Stein spoke against systemic racism that leads to fatalities, through forced choices in housing, education, and how we deliver justice. It is amazing she has been painted almost completely invisible by the media - even and especially the "progressive" media.
Posted: Sat Aug 22, 2015 8:28PM
In Support of Black Solidarity with Palestine - by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
It is certainly a milestone in opposing the 67 year occupation of Palestine by the American military base called Israel that we now have African-American solidarity with Palestine in the form of a statement signed by over 1,000 African-Americans and Africans in other countries found at http://www.blackforpalestine.com/read-the-statement.html
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:15PM
Bruce Dixon on Black Activism and the Democratic Party (audio/mpeg 10.8MB) - by WBAI-Bruce Dixon
On Monday, 08.19.2015, Black Agenda Report Managing Editor Bruce Dixon spoke to WBAI's Morning Show Hosts Michael G. Haskins and Jed Brandt about Black Lives Matter, Black organizing, and the Democratic Party. He says that the attempt to claim the Democratic Party as a populist organization has a long history which included successes, but that elites changed the rules to undermine every one of them.
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:20PM
Clean Energy California Targets Assemblymember Baker in SB350 Social Media Campaign - by Steven Maviglio
Ads Mock Oil Industry Effort, Will Target Key Legislators
Posted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 8:06AM
Cyprus IndyMedia computers seized illegally by Police; members interrogated and harassed - by via Cyprus IndyMedia
Following the online publication of an article satyrizing the Minister of Health Philippos Patsalis on July 11, the Cyprus IndyMedia Editorial Collective has been subjected to a series of illegal abuses by State authorities which, so far, have also been shamefully condoned by the lower Courts. We are fighting the case at the Supreme Court and preparing, if need be, to take it to the European Court of Human Rights. o- Editorial Collective founding members Solon Antartis and Petros Evdokas t...
Posted: Thu Aug 6, 2015 12:07PM
Syriza, Podemos, Left Front… May Capital’s Far Left Die! - by CLASS WAR
“Communists supposed it… but Syriza surpassed their expectations…”
Posted: Tue Aug 4, 2015 8:01AM
2016 is the first national U.S. election, in history, to expose campaign billionaires - by Roger Emerson
2016 is the first national U.S. election, in history, in which the intimate details of every campaign donor will be exposed to the world By Roger Emerson - It is a long time before the 2016 Presidential election, and already we know quite a bit about Canada Frank and his mining deals and his conflicts of interest with Hillary Clinton. We know about Hillary’s connections to Saudi investors, and who just had a baby in that Saudi family that kicked in the cash via their London investment ba...
Posted: Sat Aug 1, 2015 11:06AM
Greece demonstrates - by International Communist Party
At the end of yet another «historic» marathon session Brussels negotiations between the Greek government and its creditors, a «definitive» agreement has yet again been found to «resolve" the Greek crisis: Greek Prime Minister Tsipras and his team have come to accept as a condition for new loans to the virtually bankrupt Greek government, a plan of austerity measures significantly harsher than he had rejected a week earlier and against which he had, supposedly, held a referendum! The only...
Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:55AM
DARK Act Remains Catastrophic for Farmers and Consumers Despite Proposed Changes - by via Center for Food Safety
Bill will result in denial of consumers’ rights, elimination of state and local rights, market confusion, and legal uncertainty.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:35PM
Fracking-Harmed Pa. Residents Demand Action from Gov. Wolf - by via Food & Water Watch
Scranton, Pa. – Individuals whose fracking-related health complaints were ignored by the state Department of Health (DOH) gathered outside the Scranton Courthouse today to discuss a letter calling on Governor Wolf to provide immediate help to their families and place a moratorium on fracking in Pennsylvania.
Posted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:27PM
US still demands that Burundi's Nkurunziza stand down (audio/mpeg 2.3MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
The regional tensions are no doubt real, the danger of mass violence great, but the African Great Lakes Region is so resource rich that the resource interests of the world’s industrial and military power elites are inevitably in play behind the news.
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 2:35PM
35 Of Many Reasons To Vote Against Presidential Candidate John Kasich - by Populist
Kasich has executed 12, has supported all illegal immoral wars, lost hundreds of millions of dollars for Ohio pension funds in the 8 years he worked for Lehman Brothers (which went bankrupt), has cut school, library monies but has continued through his natural resources department to teach children to trap animals and to shoot with bows and arrows.
Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:09AM