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Wed Feb 3 2010 (Updated 02/07/10)CBS to Air Ads Attacking Abortion During Super Bowl
Wed Feb 3 2010 (Updated 02/07/10)Protest in Front of CBS Affiliate in San Francisco
After thousands of emails from women and men who believe in women's choice, CBS still refuses to withdraw the anti-abortion ad they plan to air on February 7th.
In the past, CBS had a stated policy to reject all ads it deems controversial. "Controversial" organizations included MoveOn.org, and even the United Church of Christ. The liberal Christian church's sin was to suggest that their church would model tolerance. Their objectionable slogan? "Jesus Didn't Turn People Away. Neither Do We".
The Feminist Majority Foundation said that after protests of the anti-abortion ad, CBS announced they had loosened their policy. But, the foundation reports, the network then quickly rejected an advertisement because it featured two men watching football and engaging in a kiss.
Activist group the South Florida Raging Grannies answered a call issued by the Women's Media Center to respond to the network's plan to run the anti-choice ad. The Grannies created a video with new lyrics to the tune "Three Blind Mice" that criticizes what the Grannies say is the network's hypocrisy. Members of groups including the San Francisco Bay Area Raging Grannies, CodePink, World Can't Wait, Revolution Books, Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights and others sang the Florida Grannies' composition in front of KPIX-TV in a protest on February 4th.
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San Francisco Protest Announcement | The Women's Media Center | Feminist Majority Foundation | Raging Grannies International
Undocumented protesters drive Nancy Pelosi out of her own press conference (1 comment) Tuesday Sep 19th 7:13 AM
Protest at FCC Chair Ajit Pai's Talk with Tech Execs in SF Tuesday Sep 19th 12:58 AM
Kaiser Patients In Danger Because Of Profiteering: CNA NUU SF Kaiser Nurses Demand Proper Monday Sep 18th 11:30 PM
AA STOP TWU Outsourcing & Union Busting! TWU SFO Workers & Supporters Rally & Speakout Monday Sep 18th 6:24 PM
Holding Out for Un-alienated Communication Sunday Sep 10th 5:21 PM
Thousands March in SF to Defend DACA Friday Sep 8th 6:05 PM
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"We Built America" DACA Youth, Labor & Community Rally Against Immigrant Bashing In SF Wednesday Sep 6th 1:52 AM
Emergency DACA Rally: Fight Deportations Together! Tuesday Sep 5th 11:43 AM
"Defend DACA" projected on SF Federal Building Tuesday Sep 5th 9:55 AMMore Local News...
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Technology, Automation, Internationalism, Longshore Workers And The Future Of Work Tuesday Jul 25th 12:55 PM
PEACE vigil: Stop Funding Saudi War Crimes (2 comments) Wednesday Jul 19th 1:55 PM
Miskitu-Nicaragua Genocide Case In U.S. San Francisco Court Invokes Political Question Thursday Jul 13th 4:02 PM
Internment, Japanese Americans, Japanese Peruvians, Labor And The Lessons For Today Sunday Jul 2nd 4:39 PM
OHSHA Investigator Calls On US DOL Secretary Acosta To Investigate Former DOL Sec.Perez Monday Jun 5th 9:29 AM
The Obama-Clinton Inside Job & Tom Perez OSHA/DOL: Corruption Galore Thursday May 25th 6:33 PM
Pelosi - “we’re capitalists, and that’s just the way it is” Friday Feb 3rd 12:13 AM
Prison Strike Organizers to Protest Food Giant Aramark Sunday Jan 8th 9:10 PM
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Evidence of Feared Israel-Led Censorship as Zuckerberg Facebook Bans Palestinian Editors (1 comment) Thursday Sep 29th 6:18 AMMore Global News...
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Thurs (9/20): White Supremacist Bollyn to Speak at Richmond Branch of SF Public Library Wednesday Sep 20th 11:53 AM
"Trumpcare Kills" Projected on SF Federal Building Wednesday Sep 20th 8:55 AM
SF Activist Murdered Rally for Justice Planned Wednesday Sep 20th 3:46 AM
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Criminally Corrupt Democratic Party Leader Nancy Pelosi Wants To Prosecute Left Thursday Aug 31st 10:44 AM
The New Emperor is a White Nationalist? Sunday Aug 13th 8:47 PM
Petition For Worker Justice at Community Housing Partnership! Monday Jul 24th 7:23 PM
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Fired Federal OSHA/Investigator Darrell Whitman Challenges Congress To Investigate Corrupt Monday Jun 26th 6:08 PM
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