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"On National Democracy" Is Fascist - by blues
NDI is loosely associated with the Democratic Party of the United States. However, NDI's programs are nonpartisan, and it works with various democratic and non-violent political parties and civic groups. As stated on its website, "NDI does not presume to impose solutions nor does it believe that one democratic system can be replicated elsewhere. Rather, NDI shares experiences and offers a range of options so that leaders can adapt those practices and institutions that may work best in their o...
Posted: Tue Apr 8, 2014 9:58PM
US Imposes Diplomatic Sanctions for Icelandic Whaling, Falls Short of Trade Sanctions - by Animal Welfare Institute
WASHINGTON, D.C.– On March 31, President Obama announced that the United States will not impose targeted trade sanctions to address Iceland’s commercial whaling, although the President has revised and repackaged a series of diplomatic measures that US officials will be obligated to implement.
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 1:00PM
Afghans Vote - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Apr 6, 2014 12:51AM
California tenants are better off without Senator Leland Yee - by Lynda Carson
Since his March 26 arrest, Senator Leland Yee has been suspended from the California Legislature and has suspended his campaign to run for the high office of Secretary of State, of California, and is presently out of jail on $500,000 bond. However, he has not resigned from his position in the California Legislature as a senator, nor has he made a plea in court.
Posted: Fri Apr 4, 2014 9:25PM
Palestine to Join 15 UN Bodies and Treaties - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Thu Apr 3, 2014 9:44AM
Norse Incident Sounds Alarm - by Steve Pleich
Civil Liberties Threatened by Council Action
Posted: Wed Apr 2, 2014 10:57AM
Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz Endorses Establishment Police State Candidates - by Santa Cruz Progressive Newswire
The Democratic Women's Club of Santa Cruz County (DWC) released a list of candidates it endorsed at its March 22, 2014 primary endorsement meeting, which includes establishment police state candidates Ryan Coonerty for 3rd District Supervisor, and Jim Hart for Sheriff.
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:49PM
Supreme Court Hears Case Alleging Bush Protesters Treated Less Favorably than Supporters - by ACLU
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on March 26 in Wood v. Moss, a case brought by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a multi-generational group of peaceful protesters, who were forcibly moved on orders of the Secret Service to a place where their protests could no longer be seen or heard by President George W. Bush. The protest took place during a visit to Jacksonville, Oregon, in 2004. Demonstrators supporting the president were allowed to remain much closer t...
Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:19PM
California to Comply with Voter Registration Law According to Settlement - by ACLU
SACRAMENTO – In a victory for voting rights, the state of California has agreed to mail voter registration cards to nearly 4 million Californians who have signed up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Covered California, and to ensure that Californians who apply for health benefits through the exchange going forward are provided voter registration opportunities. The action is the result of a settlement agreement reached with the ACLU of California, the ACLU’s Voting Ri...
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:34PM
"GMOs could be OK" - from Monning staff member! - by GMO-Free Santa Cruz
One of Bill Monning's staff members is starting to say that "GMOs could be OK."
Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:51AM
Crimean Reunification Day - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:26AM
The Fresno Housing Authority Votes to Comply with the Brown Act - by Mike Rhodes
What do they have to hide?
Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:41PM
Groups Head to Court over Controversial Idaho “Ag Gag” Law - by Animal Legal Defense Fund
BOISE — Today, a coalition of organizations dedicated to civil liberties, animal protection, food safety, labor rights, and the environment, along with journalists, filed a federal lawsuit to overturn Idaho’s newly passed “ag gag” statute, signed into law by Idaho governor C.L. “Butch” Otter on February 28. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Idaho’s ag gag law (Idaho Code sec. 18-7042), and was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Idaho by national n...
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 8:14PM
Crimeans Choose Russia - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:57AM
Parlier Chief of Police David Cerda, the trouble continues: - by Gene Leal
Parlier Chief of Police David Cerda, the trouble continues:
Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:11PM
Crimeans Vote on Joining Russia - by Stephen Lendman
Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:58AM
New ALEC Initiative Takes Aim at Villages, Cities, Towns and Counties Across America - by Bill Berkowitz
The new ALEC-sponsored initiative is being called the American City County Exchange (ACCE), and it is being touted as "America's fastest-growing volunteer membership organization of policymakers from villages, towns, cities and counties."
Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:14PM
Statement of Voting Rights to UN Human Rights Committee - by NAACP
(GENEVA, Switzerland) – The NAACP issued the following statement read before a hearing of the United Nations Human Rights Committee ahead of the US ICCPR review:
Posted: Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:36PM
Until Republicans Stop Hating the Safety Net, Poverty Will Continue to Grow - by Bill Berkowitz
January 8 marked the 50th Anniversary of the beginning of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty. What usually happens with anniversaries of this magnitude—i.e. this past summer’s 50th anniversary of the March on Washington—is that it is recognized and discussed for a media minute before other issues reclaim the nation’s attention.
Posted: Sat Mar 8, 2014 6:01AM
Court Strikes Down Environmental Review of Controversial Kern Water Bank - by Dan Bacher
The California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, California Water Impact Network and Center for Biological Diversity issued the following news release regarding the ruling on their Monterey-Plus lawsuit. The court agreed with them that the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) failed to properly consider the environmental impacts of the operation of the Kern Water Bank. "We respectfully disagree with the court’s conclusion on aspects of the case involving amendments to the Stat...
Posted: Fri Mar 7, 2014 9:46AM