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PHILIPPINES: Sending 9-year-olds to jail is height of cruelty to poor (tags)
Members of Akbayan party-list together with child rights advocates today trooped to the House of Representatives to call on legislators to abandon plans to pass a proposed measure that would lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility from the current 15 to 9 years old.
Self-Serving Politicians Behind Legislation – Robert G Tronge (tags)
To protect our children, It’s an emergency, if the passage of this law saves just one child then it has served its purpose. We have all heard these type of comments from our legislators. Friedrich August von Hayek once wisely said.
Utah is Not for Sale! No Nuclear Waste Imports! (tags)
Utah has experienced a legacy of being targeted for nuclear waste dumping. Now, EnergySolutions, the largest commercial nuclear waste dump in the country, is offering a large cash sum to the state of Utah. In exchange they want lawmakers to open the door to importing nuclear waste from foreign countries...and our Legislators are considering this indecent proposal! Fight back and join us for the "Utah is NOT for Sale!" Rally on 2/25!!
Open Letter to the Government of the Republic of the Philippines and Canada (tags)
We, the undersigned Canadian-based organizations and individuals, strongly condemn the harassment by armed men of Rep. Satur Ocampo on his return from a Human Rights Mission to Canada. We also condemn the threat of his imminent arrest. We are seriously concerned for his safety and that of the other members of the Mission, Rep. Crispin Beltran and Rep. Luz Ilagan.
Don’t tie aid to RP record, US urged (tags)
The administration has asked lawmakers in the United States not to peg the amount of Washington’s military assistance to the Philippines on the latter’s human rights record, arguing that the two were distinct from each other and must be addressed separately. “I told the legislators that the issue of US foreign military assistance and reports about extrajudicial killings in the Philippines should be treated separately,” Ambassador to Washington Willy Gaa told the Inquirer shortly before he flew back to the US on Friday. Gaa admitted that American legislators were greatly concerned about the persistent reports of human rights violations allegedly committed by the Philippine military and police. He, however, said the move of the administration of President George W. Bush to cut by 50 percent the proposed US foreign military assistance to the Philippines from the $30 million in 2007 in the 2008 federal budget was “expected.”
NEW MEXICO BIDS FAREWELL TO CONSUMER PROTECTION: LOBBYISTS KILL ASPARTAME BAN (tags)
How corporations destroy consumer protection legislation to product their product from liability suits, questions, and legislative action
Governor Losing Conservative Appeal (tags)
Recent poll ratings are improving for Governor Schwarzenegger but conservatives don't appear to be sold on the governor to lead California for another four years.
Historic March for Migrants Rallies in LA Saturday (tags)
Schwarzenegger Provokes Anger With 'Girlie-Men' Remark (tags)
Some California legislators are angry with Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger after he referred to them as "girlie-men" during a speech on Saturday.
Millions Lost in Cyberspace (tags)
Yet another example of where your hard-earned tax dollars in the clutches of Big Government end up: in the shitter. Liberals, remind us again why taxes should be even higher. It would be easier just to set the money on fire in the backyard.
Fasters on Day 25 of Fast 4 Education in Sacramento (tags)
Dolores Huerta declared that she will indeed PICK UP the fast for Jessica and has heard from legislators and other celebrities that they may very well pick up the fast for the remaining fasters.
Please lobby NOW on AB 2949 (Loni Hancock Public Campaign $)!!! (tags)
We need to lobby our state legislators immediately to get the public campaign financing bill amended so it doesn't discriminate against third parties!
Call for International Aid: Bring the Rule of Law to the US (tags)
Call for International Aid; Bring the Rule of Law to the US
Texas Democrats defy GOP power grab (tags)
ARDMORE, Okla. – The power grab by President George W. Bush, his advisor Karl Rove, and U.S. Majority Leader Tom DeLay to redraw Texas congressional districts in order to send up to seven new right-wing extremists to the U.S. House of Representatives suffered a serious setback when 53 Democratic lawmakers on May 12 boycotted the Texas House of Representatives.