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Global Arms Trade Treaty – a beginners’ guide: 50th ratification update - by Amnesty International
On 2 April 2013, after 20 years of determined lobbying and campaigning by Amnesty International and partner NGOs, the UN General Assembly voted decisively to adopt the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) text. Now the treaty is on the cusp of becoming international law which could change the lives of millions.
Posted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 6:22PM
Oregon Governor - Takes $25,000 in oil lobby cash - Speaks at Climate rally - Sept 2014 - by Joe Rowe
Spend a minute to call the campaign and demand they refund the $25,000 in oil money (503) 389-1129
Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:36PM
For Scotland’s Right to National Self-Determination - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Thousands of Scottish nationalists protesting the biased coverage of the BBC against Scottish independence on Sunday, September 14th. In addition, in recent months, large protests have also come out against the BBC’s biased coverage of the Israeli massacre of Palestinians in Gaza as well as their lack of coverage of a large protest against anti-working class austerity carried out by the British government.]
Posted: Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:19PM
A Visit With President Mujica - by Dianne Budd
A group of Bay Area activists met with the progressive President of Uruguay to discuss the radical changes he has made in this small Latin American country.
Posted: Tue Sep 9, 2014 7:14PM
Unconventional Oil And Gas Production: A New Era Of Eminent Domain And Condemnation - by Tomas DiFiore
Eminent Domain, Condemnation, Inverse Condemnation... It's a hot topic, in every State of the Union. Combined with 'New Technology Concepts' of Township Drainage - Beyond Forced Pooling and Unitization – Pipelines Employ Eminent Domain and Condemnation. Yet well depletion rates and the costs of maintaining current production levels are an investment sinkhole. Dear Mr. President, that '100 years of energy independence' isn't right beneath our feet anymore, it's being exported. Leases on (und...
Posted: Tue Sep 2, 2014 11:39AM
September 2000 - April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 Palestinian children - by US House hearing 8/1
"Between September 2000 and April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 children." As one report described it: "That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years." And thousands of children and civilians are being killed and wounded in Gaza as I write.
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2014 4:06PM
Israel, Palestine and the International Criminal Court (audio/mpeg 1.8MB) - by KPFA Weekend News/Ann Garrison
International criminal defense attorney Peter Erlinder says that Israel probably fears Palesstinian membership in the International Criminal Court more than it fears Hamas's rockets, even though the court will not indict Benjamin Netanyahu or any other Israeli official.
Posted: Fri Jul 25, 2014 4:56PM
The Lone Gunman vs. Common Sense - by Daniel Borgström
some thoughts on the assassination
Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:33PM
Class War: Thailand’s Military Coup - by Walden Bello
Outnumbered by the country’s rural voters, Thailand’s once vibrantly democratic urban middle class has embraced an elitist, anti-democratic agenda
Posted: Fri Jun 13, 2014 1:46AM
Uganda close to claiming UN General Assembly Presidency (audio/mpeg 1.4MB) - by KPFA Evening News, 06.08.2014
Despite corruption, foreign aggression, and homophobia finally codified in Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act, the Ugandan Foreign Minister is about to become President of the UN General Assembly. Even if elected on Wednesday, June 11th, however, he can be recalled.
Posted: Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:20AM
California’s Top-Two Primary Eliminates Third-Party Rivals - by repost
By eliminating party primaries, Top Two increased the cost of running for office – and the need for early big money – for candidates from all parties. Candidates now have to campaign to the entire electorate in June as well as in November (assuming they manage to reach the general election). That means the role of money in California politics has only increased as a result of Top Two, making it even easier for “the 1%” to buy elections.
Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2014 9:52AM
Former Philippine President Arroyo does not deserve bail - Akbayan - by Walden Bello
I was interviewed in a current affairs program last week, and according to reports following that program, I agreed that Mrs. Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should be granted bail. It is unfortunate that these reports misrepresent my statements in the interview.
Posted: Mon Jun 9, 2014 2:11AM
Socialists Trip Over Class Line in Electoral Politics - by Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer
With the election season beginning to gear up, some socialist groups are starting to weigh in on the debate over which candidates should be supported and why it is important to support them.
Posted: Wed May 28, 2014 9:07PM
Why the Green Party Opposes Proposition 42 - by reader
"The Green Party is concerned that Governor Brown and the state legislature are using various tactics - like Propositions 30 and 42, as well as the termination of redevelopment agencies without backfilling funding for cities to meet their housing element mandates - to create the illusion that the state is fiscally sound, and its structural deficit has been addressed. In reality, the state too often shifts the burden for its responsibilities to local government, without ensuring funding for th...
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 11:21AM
Trilateral Defense Ministers Meeting Continues to Build North American Security Framework - by Dana Gabriel
Increased U.S. interest in continental defense continues to have an impact on Canadian and Mexican security policy. Under the guise of stopping drug and illicit arms trafficking, the U.S. seeks to further extend its military and security apparatus into other regions.
Posted: Fri May 23, 2014 6:48AM
Julie Schwarma Harris (audio/mpeg 35.4MB) - by WTUL News and Views
Julie Schwarma Harris of the Legislative Women's Agenda (LAW) talks about current pending legislation that should be concerning to everyone especially women.
Posted: Wed May 14, 2014 7:44AM
Protesters take over Albuquerque City Council meeting - by Albuquerque PSL
On May 5 anti-police brutality activists and community members in Albuquerque effectively shut down the City Council meeting and reconvened it as a People’s Meeting, a truly unprecedented event in the recent history of Albuquerque.
Posted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:01PM
Voters Approve Independence For Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics - by Steven Argue
[Photo: Unarmed young man murdered by Ukrainian National Guard in Krasnoarmeysk for trying to cast his vote on May 11th.]
Posted: Mon May 12, 2014 4:11PM
U.S. / EU Backed Neo-Nazis Murder 116 in Odessa; Referendums in Donetsk & Luhansk May 11 - by Steven Argue
[Photo: May 8th press conference of the Donetsk People’s Republic announcing plans to carry out the scheduled May 11 referendum. Credit Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images]
Posted: Thu May 8, 2014 1:00PM
Federal Court: West Hollywood Prohibition on Fur Sales Stands - by The Humane Society
A federal court has upheld the City of West Hollywood’s municipal prohibition on the sale of animal fur apparel. Chief Judge George H. King wrote the opinion for the United States District Court for the Central District of California, dismissing a constitutional challenge filed by a retailer to the ordinance.
Posted: Tue May 6, 2014 7:40PM