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Religious: Senate Pass Transparency Legislation (tags)
More than 80 national religious bodies and local churches, synagogues and Muslim groups sent a letter to the Senate urging passage of the ILLICIT CASH Act (S.2563) and the Corporate Transparency Act (S.1978).
Congress Passes Disaster Relief for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
After repeated blocks by Republicans in the House of Representatives, a disaster relief bill is finally on its way to be signed by President Trump.
Houses Passes Disaster Aid Package for Puerto Rico, US States and Territories (tags)
On Friday, the House of Representatives passed disaster relief legislation to benefit US States, Territories and municipalities recovering from wildfires, floods and hurricanes.
Senate Votes on Puerto Rico Disaster Aid and Emergency Food Assistance (tags)
The Senate agreed to vote next week on disaster relief legislation that includes $600 million in emergency food assistance for Puerto Rico. In recent days, a turbulent exchange between President Trump and Congressional leadership exploded over whether or not Puerto Rico disaster aid monies should be included in Senate legislation.
Treasury Takes Aim at Shell Companies (tags)
The US Treasury is calling for greater scrutiny into the use of "anonymous" shell companies. Last week, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin urged Congress to quickly pass legislation to make the identity of shell company owners available to law enforcement.
New US Bills Introduced to Tackle Global Tax Avoidance and Corruption (tags)
This week a series of legislation was introduced in the House and Senate that takes aim at corporate tax avoidance and foreign corruption.
Bipartisan Senate and House Bills Tackle Abusive Shell Company Practices (tags)
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Corporate Transparency Act.
Legislation Combats Shell Company Corruption (tags)
Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Peter King (R-NY) heralded the House introduction of the Corporate Transparency Act at a press conference at the House Triangle.
Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Process Begins (tags)
Puerto Rico bankruptcy proceedings to restructure an over $70 billion debt begin on Wednesday in San Juan.
Representative Doggett and Senator Whitehouse Introduce Legislation to Close Tax Havens (tags)
Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced versions of the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act in the House and Senate.
Puerto Rico Oversight Board Holds First Meeting (tags)
Independent Experts Monitor Puerto Rico Board and "PROMESA" Legislation
Senate Faces Puerto Rico Vote Before July 1 Deadline (tags)
The United States Senate faces a likely vote on Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation this week. Puerto Rico's Governor, Alejandro García Padilla, called on the Senate to pass the bill by July 1, when the US territory owes a nearly $2 billion debt payment. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act passed the House on June 9.
Religious Leaders Ask Senators to Pass Puerto Rico Debt Legislation (tags)
Religious leaders from Puerto Rico and the US mainland meet with Senators to urge them to support legislation to restructure the island's debt.
House Passes Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Legislation Senate Poised to Pass Bill Before July 1 (tags)
The House passed Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation 297-127. The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act now heads to the US Senate for approval.
Puerto Rico Archbishop Urges Congress, Governor and Creditors to Solve Debt Crisis (tags)
Ahead of a likely House vote this week, San Juan's Roman Catholic Archbishop, Roberto González Nieves OFM, announced his support for Puerto Rico debt crisis legislation in an op-ed to The Hill.
Puerto Rico Debt Bill Heads for Full House Vote (tags)
The House Committee on Natural Resources voted 29-10 to approve Puerto Rico debt legislation for consideration by the full House of Representatives.
House Republicans Convene to Discuss Puerto Rico Legislation (tags)
Speaker Paul Ryan is holding a special meeting with Republicans to discuss the Puerto Rico Oversight, Management and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA). Ahead of the Republican special session, Jubilee USA sent a letter from its executive director advocating passage with key changes.
"Panama Papers" Release Highlights Need for US Shell Company Legislation (tags)
More than 11 million leaked documents from a major Panama-based "off-shore" law firm reveal how the global financial system enables corruption and tax evasion.
Congress Releases Draft Puerto Rico Bill to Address Financial Crisis (tags)
The House Committee on Natural Resources released draft legislation to address Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
Puerto Rico House Approves Utility Reform Bill: Part of Proposed Debt Deal (tags)
Puerto Rico's House of Representatives approved legislation to reform its highly indebted public utility company "PREPA."
New Israeli Police State Measure (tags)
CISA: Another Police State Law Obama Wants Passed (tags)
Celebrities Rally to Save Wildlife from the Hunt (tags)
Politicians in England & Wales urged to vote against attempt to bring back “despicable blood sport”
House Rejects Fast Track Authority - For Now (tags)
Revisiting Patriot Act Police State Legislation (tags)
Anti-Consumer DARK Act Legislation (tags)
San Francisco Supervisors ban wild animal performances (tags)
Animal Performance ban in San Francisco
Ukraine: Banning Communism and Donbass Autonomy (tags)
Police State France (tags)
NATO Delivering Arms to Ukraine (tags)
Israel's Anti-Infiltration Law (tags)
Israeli Ruthlessness 101 (tags)
Israel: Racist Pariah State Writ Large (tags)
Russia Bans GMOs (tags)
Historic Bill to End Use of Wild Animals in Traveling Circuses Launched in Congress (tags)
Animal Defenders International welcomes Traveling Exotic Animal Protection Act introduced by Congressman Jim Moran today
Duplicitous Obama Civil Rights Hyperbole (tags)
Hardened Racism in Israel (tags)
Reid Derails Fast Track (tags)
Western Manipulated Violence in Ukraine (tags)
US Trade Representative Dodges Senate Fast Track Hearing (tags)
The US Trade Representative (USTR) declined an invitation to testify at the Senate Finance Committee opening hearing on the controversial “Fast Track” legislation – leaving an Ohio Republican, Sen. Rob Portman, in the position of representing the White House...
Rogue State Israel (tags)
New Iran Sanctions Bill (tags)
The Iran Sanctions Game (tags)
AIPAC Pressure Threatens Iran Nuclear Deal (tags)
Israeli Unaccountability (tags)
Senate Legislation Legitimizes Lawless Surveillance (tags)
New Israeli Discriminatory Laws Tabled (tags)
Obama Wants Whistleblowers Silenced (tags)
Institutionalized Spying on Americans (tags)
Waging War on Immigrants (tags)
PHILIPPINES - Akbayan Celebrates Compensation Act to victims of Martial Law (tags)
Akbayan Party-list lauded the conclusion of the bicameral conference committee (bicam) on the Compensation Bill for victims of human rights violations during the dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos, calling it a “victory of the Filipino people and of Philippine democracy” after a decades-long struggle of advocates and victims of Martial Law abuses for justice.
Fiscal Cliff Postmortems (tags)
Flim Flam Fiscal Cliff Legislation (tags)
RH victory in Philippine Congress, a historic leap forward for women (tags)
Akbayan Party-list joins the Filipino people in celebrating our historic victory in the passage of the Reproductive Health bill in the second reading of the House of Representatives. Through Representatives Walden Bello and Kaka Bag-ao, Akbayan reiterated the voice of the people when it voted for life, choice, and reproductive health rights. We join the people in enjoying the fruit of more than a decade of struggle—a long and arduous journey towards the enactment of a law that will uphold and safeguard their right to a better future. Finally, after years of perseverance, the people have emerged triumphant.
Isle of Man Enacts Legislation to Outlaw Vulture Funds (tags)
This week, the Isle of Man passed legislation that would prevent vulture funds from exploiting the debts of some of the world’s poorest countries.
Will AB 2530 Unshackle Childbirth in California? -Interviewing Tina Reynolds and Vikki Law (tags)
A bill opposing the shackling of pregnant prisoners, AB 2530, has been passed unanimously by the California State Legislature and is now on Governor Jerry Brown’s desk, with thirty days to either approve or veto it. Last year, a previous version of this bill was also passed unanimously by the Legislature, but it was ultimately vetoed by Brown. With Brown’s decision expected anytime, local activists are urgently mobilizing to stop him from vetoing this important bill once again. AB 2530 supporters have created a webpage for the public (not just California residents) to contact the Governor.
How Ryan’s votes in Congress reveal likely Romney-Ryan policy direction (tags)
The Republican Party Platform committee calls for a constitutional ban on abortion in the 2012 GOP Platform. The constitutional ban would make no exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest, according to the examiner.com.
The Disclose Act vote today: Legislation to prevent anonymous campaign donations (tags)
The Senate has failed to advance legislation that would require independent groups to disclose the names of contributors who give more than $10,000 for use in political campaigns.
BTL:After Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, Single-Payer Advocates Vow to Continue Fight fo (tags)
Interview with Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, professor of public health at City University of New York, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Scott Harris
Cold War Politics Redux (tags)
The Unstoppable Dreamers (tags)
"Courage begets more courage. One sacrifice inspires another... instead of deciding it was advantageous to cave to anti-immigrant racists, Obama looked for a way to please a mobilized and dissatisfied Latino base. We have the DREAMers to thank.."
Sheriff Arpaio Opposes Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords Legislation (tags)
Sheriff opposes legislation intending to help prevent Tucson-style terror and Arpaio protects a crony who issued death threats.
Israeli Anti-Democratic Legislation (tags)
OBAMA MUST FULFILL HIS PROMISE ON IMMIGRATION- EPCC (tags)
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday stood at the U.S.-Mexico border in El Paso, Texas again promised a ?comprehensive immigration reform? and a ?pathways to citizenship? to get Latino votes in the campaign for the coming 2011 elections. The EPCC stated that ? the EPCC is happy that the president and the Democratic Party is working to make their promise a reality. But he must do it now or before the election year, or else he will lose more popular votes?
BTL:Study: Wisconsin's GOP Anti-Union Legislation will Disproportionately Harm State's Wom (tags)
Interview with Glenda Jones, assistant professor and director of Women and Gender Studies Program, conducted by Melinda Tuhus
NEW RACIST OFFENSIVE: 14 states may target birthright citizenship (tags)
In an apparent racist offensive fanned by GOP gains in the US Congress, the EPCC NEWS reported today that some states like Arizona will introduce model legislation this week to encourage states to prevent children of illegal immigrants from being granted citizenship under the 14th Amendment. The EPCC NEWS reported that some legislators t least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship.
Legislation for Greater Agribusiness Empowerment (tags)
food safety off the table in these bills
VIDEO: Banks are still the powerhouse in D.C. (tags)
Twenty months after the financial meltdown of 2008, the US congress is moving ahead with its financial system reform.
BTL:Senate Finance Reform Bill Falls Short of Addressing Concentration of Wealth and Power (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
VOTO LATINO DECRIES PASSAGE OF RACIAL PROFILING BILL IN ARIZONA (tags)
April 23, 2010, Washington, D.C. – Voto Latino condemns the passing of SB 1070, signed into law by Arizona governor Jan Brewer at 4:30 pm EST today. The bill grants law enforcement officers the ability to, without a warrant, arrest any person whom the officer, with probable cause, believes might be illegally residing in the U.S.
The Death of Populism in America (tags)
Obama's destructive health care legislation
TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU-JAMAL PLEASE REMEMBER ~ JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF ALSO HAD 2 DEAL WITH ~ (tags)
OUR U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM AND WE STILL HAVE CERTAIN AMERICANS EVEN TODAY WANTING TO RUN THE RISK OF EXECUTING EVEN POSSIBLE INNOCENT CITIZENS RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE REST OF US IN THE NAME OF THEIR SO CALLED JUSTICE.
SENATOR WEBB~ NOW THAT THE U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST AMERICAN JUDICIAL SYSTEM (tags)
SENATOR WEBB, NOW THAT OUR U.S.CONGRESS HAS DOCUMENTED OUR UNJUST U.S JUDICIAL SYSTEM,WHERE & WHEN CAN WE WATCH THESE POSSIBLE FALSE EXECUTIONS?
BROKEN JUDICIAL SYSTEM IN 3rd WORLD COUNTRIES & IN THE WEALTHIEST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD ? (tags)
TROY DAVIS & MUMIA ABU ~JAMAL ~ ARE HAVING PRAYERS FOR JUSTICE SAID FOR THEM WORLD~WIDE ..WE CAN ALL ONLY HOPE AND PRAY THAT EVERYONE IN OUR U.S.CONGRESS THAT KNOWS AND UNDERSTANDS HOW UNJUST OUR U.S JUDICIAL SYSTEM CAN BE WITH OUR POORER AMERICANS,BECOMES ACTIVE IN MAKING SURE THAT TROY DAVIS OF GEORGIA AND MUMIA ABU~JAMAL OF PENNSYLVANIA RECEIVE FAIR AND JUST TRIALS BEFORE ANY POSSIBLE FUTURE EXECUTIONS TAKE PLACE.
CHINA x GOOGLE (tags)
Which will the changes be in States in reason of the Internet?
SCARY IF TRUE~ AND MORE FRIGHTENING WHEN IMPLEMENTED.... (tags)
IS THIS NEW WORLD ORDER LEGISLATION OR IS THIS ALERT AMERICAN CITIZEN (WHO RECENTLY INFORMED LAWYERS FOR POOR AMERICANS ABOUT THIS LEGISLATION) CORRECT IN THEIR ASSERTION.....EITHER WAY MAYBE THE ACLU AND OTHER FREEDOM PROTECTION ORGANIZATIONS CAN ENLIGHTEN US ALL TO REALITY ON THIS ONE ???
Undocumented workers face new repressive state tactics (tags)
On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Seurity and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. The Obama administration has stated that it will not act on the bill until health care legislation is passed, but there is a good chance it is also waiting for a more conservative compromise proposal to emerge from the Senate subcommittee on immigration. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is also supposed to introduce an administration bill next year.
Health Bill Ignores Industrial Health Harms (tags)
Health care bill, now in hands of the Senate, ignores every industrial threat and harm to health. It finds that people's behavior is the biggest threat. Could this be because all Senators are economically-linked to health-harming industries, AND their insurers and investors? Sworn and public-paid Congress members wouldn't go AWOL on their solemn oaths and duties to the people, would they? If it were not for people, there would be no Health Crisis.
Would You Submit To a Mandatory Government Vaccination? (tags)
It is difficult to understand the logic of government health officials. If the Government believes that swine flu is worse for people with low immunity, why then does the government want to inject those people with vaccines that contain toxic substances that perhaps might lower their immunity further?
Obama's Cap and Trade Carbon Emissions Bill - A Stealth Scheme to License Pollution and Fr (tags)
plunder and pollution if passed
BTL:Greenpeace and Other Environmental Groups Oppose Waxman-Markey Climate Bill (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
“Outrage”: Exposing Hypocrisy or Perpetrating It? (tags)
“Outrage,” Kirby Dick’s new documentary on the practice of “outing” closeted Queer politicians who take positions in opposition to the mainstream Queer community’s political agenda, is an old-fashioned morality play in which the heroes are the activists and journalists who “out” such people and the villains are the politicians themselves and the mainstream corporate media which refuse to cover the issue. But the “outers” can also be seen as political enforcers of a liberal-Left orthodoxy that ignores both the political and the sexual diversity of the Queer community.
Stewart Acuff, special assistant to AFL-CIO President John Sweeney touts EFCA (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act: Acuff told his Denver audience that he believes the legislation will come before Congress in seven to eight weeks and that he is hopeful Senate Democrats will be able to round up 60 votes.
EFCA on the ropes (tags)
Adam Turl reports on the bosses' backlash against the Employee Free Choice Act--and analyzes the shortcomings of organized labor's strategy.
NEVER AGAIN (tags)
Stop the MASSACRE
Employee Free Choice Act: (EFCA) Counting The Votes - Which Side Are YOU On Boys EFCA? (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) The cloture vote (which requires 60 votes) and the vote on the final legislation (which requires 50 votes) are two completely separate things, and they should be treated separately
Employee Free Choice Act: The Truth About EFCA (tags)
Employee Free Choice Act: Leading members of the U.S. Senate and House introduced legislation that would help enable workers to bargain for better wages, benefits, and working conditions by restoring their rights to form unions. The legislation is Known as the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). The Information provided on our websites provides insight to the Lies being told by such groups as the Coalition for a Democratic Workplace, Navigators Global, Chamber Of Commerce and Associated Builders and Contractors(ABC).
Employee Free Choice Act: The Enemies of Unions and The Lies They Tell (tags)
Corporate leaders see the proposed Employee Free Choice Act as a grave threat--and they'll say and do just about anything to prevent its passage.
Employee Free Choice Act NOW! (tags)
The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA) is legislation in the United States which aims to "amend the National Labor Relations Act to establish an efficient system to enable employees to form, join, or assist labor organizations, to provide for mandatory injunctions for unfair labor practices during organizing efforts, and for other purposes."Under current labor law.
Genetically Modified Animals (tags)
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just moved a step closer to allowing companies to create genetically engineered animals. The FDA is proposing to allow the creation of animals that will be used to produce medicine, organs for transplant, meat or genetically engineered pets; and experiment subjects.
Bush Signs President's Emergency Program for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Legislation (tags)
President Bush signed the President’s Emergency Program (PEPFAR) into law yesterday at the White House.
The landmark bill, which passed in both the House and Senate by wide margins earlier this month, provides $48 billion over the next five years for the global fight of AIDS. Within the legislation is a directive to lift the HIV travel/immigration ban, which bars foreign travelers with HIV/AIDS from entering the United States unless they obtain a spouse or family waiver. That ban is blatantly discriminatory, particularly against gay men and lesbians with the illness, because under current US immigration law, their partners do not qualify as spouses or family.
The Odds of Change: A Statistical Look at Our Democrat’s Voting Records (tags)
We want change. Obama says he will deliver change, as did the Democrats in '06. Yet nothing could be farther from the truth. Even the statistics prove the Democrats have failed us.
HR 6304 Sets New Referendum; Fire all the Traitors! (tags)
Our representatives have turned on us. It is very clear, with the passage of HR6304 in the House of Representatives, that it will be up to us to make a difference in this country.
Democrat’s New Spy Bill – Lulling Americans Into False Sense of Security (tags)
The war on terror and the war on freedom are nonpartisan issues. Both Democrats and Republicans alike have consistently voted for legislation that, through the illusion of protecting our families and our homeland, have actually removed critical components of the U.S. Constitution. Will the Democrat’s new FISA Spy Bill be any different?
Why the leniency for pedophiles in Israel? (tags)
According to data disclosed at this week's Beersheba Conference on Child Welfare, some 2,500 complaints are filed annually in Israel regarding sexual assaults against minors under 14. Dr. Yitzhak Kadman, executive director of the National Council for the Child, paints a darker picture yet, estimating that over the past several years no fewer than 100,000 of this country's children have suffered some degree of sexual molestation.
Congressional Democrats to unveil new domestic spying bill (tags)
The Democratic leadership in Congress is preparing to introduce new legislation this week that would permanently legalize the Bush administration’s warrantless domestic surveillance, while possibly providing a blanket amnesty for private telecommunications firms that helped the Bush administration illegally spy on their own customers. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Democrat, Maryland) hastily called off a press conference called last Friday to introduce the bill, but indicated that a draft would be available by next week. The postponement apparently involved continuing differences within the Democratic caucus over the contents of the legislation.
AIPAC Congressmen (tags)
To block Saudi deal
Bring on the clowns (tags)
We need a laugh
Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)
A new mass leaflet.
Bush, Democrats meet on war funding as violence soars in Iraq (tags)
US President George W. Bush and Democratic congressional leaders staged a meeting in the White House Wednesday to discuss pending legislation that would provide more than $100 billion to continue and escalate the four-year-old US war and occupation in Iraq. The gathering took place against the backdrop of a bloody eruption of violence in Iraq. A series of mass killings in and around Baghdad made a mockery of Washington’s claims that the “surge” of additional US troops into the Iraqi capital that began nine weeks ago is creating greater peace and security.
Gov. Proposed Internet Surveillance (tags)
Proposed Internet Surveillance Gold Mine for Police Asset Forfeitures
Demcrat Agenda Omissions (tags)
Democrats in Congress again betraying the public trust.
Pot Cultivation in Today’s America (tags)
It’s Official, marijuana represents the USA’s most lucrative locally grown product – at $200 billion/annum, corn, wheat and potatoes are chicken feed. While U.S. borders seep various powdered imports it’s good ol’ home grown pot that makes the bankers smile. The USA is drowning in contraband and the negative social ramifications of the neo-PROHIBITION of unenlightened conservative beliefs – when will they ever learn?
The Draft Maybe Coming Back: Courtesy Of The Democrats (tags)
Today, a congressman from New York reveals a plan to introduce legislation in the House to reinstate the draft.
New Internet Gambling Legalization (tags)
The government of Guyana may enact legislation to allow casino gambling.
Why Hillary Clinton voted for the anti-immigrant wall (tags)
Last May, in the wake of mass demonstrations that brought millions of immigrants to the streets in cities throughout the United States, New York’s Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton spoke with disdain for the Republican right’s proposals mandating a crackdown on foreign-born workers.
Patients Call on Gov. to Sign Universal Health Care Bill (tags)
Patient advocates, nurses, and business owners will attempt to deliver two patients on stretchers to Governor Schwarzenegger at his office in Los Angeles and ask him to "Resuscitate California Health Care" by signing universal health care legislation, SB 840. The bill has passed the Senate and the Assembly
Congress' fluffy measures keep constituents happy (tags)
Isn't unneeded, unnessary government great at wasting our money to get people re-elected?
Los Angeles losing federal AIDS funding! - CRITICAL INFORMATION!!!! (tags)
Los Angeles County has been flat-funded or getting dwindling funds for HIV and HIV prevention over the past 6 years. At this point, the funds that we are applying for are absolutely inadequate, and the ramifications for people living with, or at risk for HIV infection or AIDS are deadly serious. The implications of the Ryan White Modernization of the CARE Act are potentially devastating to people living with HIV in LA.
Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens (tags)
In draft legislation prepared in response to last month’s Supreme Court decision against the use of military tribunals for US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the Bush administration proposes to extend the practice of indefinite detention and summary trial by military commissions to include American citizens.
It's for that worn out line "to protect the children" (tags)
First it will be sex offenders that are required to register, next they will require all anyone arrested to be registered, and in 10 years or so they will be requiring all new born children to be registered – not because they are criminals, but just in case, and for that old line "to protect the children" – but the real reason is to expand the police state!
ON THE DOINGS OF IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT (tags)
SEPARATION OF POWERS? CHECKS AND BALANCES?
Another lame ass federal government program to steal from us??? (tags)
National President - MAPA (tags)
A potential compromise on immigration reform might be reached soon in the Senate but some immigration advocates are against the Hagel-Martinez legislation. On Tuesday, the March 25th Coalition will hold a press conference calling upon Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to support full legalization and vote against the Hagel-Martinez compromise.
DAY OF OUT(R)AGE AGAINST TELCOS—MAY 24TH (tags)
SUPPORT PUBLIC ACCESS TV—SUPPORT INTERNET ‘NET NEUTRALITY’—AND STOP THE PHONE COMPANIES’ “TECHNOLOGY REDLING” OF LOW INCOME COMMUNITIES! Wednesday May 24th—Protests planned at phone company offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco and other cities to expose efforts by the phone companies to push legislation that could end the Internet as we know it, increase the digital-divide through redlining—and destroy Public Access TV! For more information, or to organize action in your town, go to www.saveaccess.org —or email Info@saveaccess.org
5/14 Urgent Action Alert! A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement! (tags)
The Upcoming Battle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation, And A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement
Let May Day Last All Month! Save Our Internet! Save Our Access! Just Say No To C.O.P.E! (tags)
The aim of this documentary is to teach people about the destructive nature of legislation known as C.O.P.E. which ... all stands for the Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act.
TODAY! TELL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REP. TO VOTE NO ON HR-4681 (tags)
House Voting on Anti-Palestinian Legislation Today The US Campaign, www.endtheoccupation.org, has learned that the House of Representatives will vote today Tuesday, May 9 on HR4681, the Anti-Palestinian Act of 2006. This bill imposes draconian economic and diplomatic sanctions against the Palestinian people for exercising their democratic rights. TAKE ACTION TODAY! Pick up the phone now to call your Representative and urge a NO vote on HR4681, the Anti-Palestinian Act (talking points below).
Student March Against Racist Legislation (tags)
Student March Against Racist Legislation CLICK ON PICTURE FOR FULL RESOLUTION
U.S. SENATORS REACH A COMPROMIZE ON IMMIGRATION REFORM LEGISLATION (tags)
On March 27, 2006, after the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee approved its version of the Comprehensive Immigration Reform legislation it was delivered to the full U.S.
Paparian to Schiff: "Support Dept. of Peace Bill" (tags)
Former Pasadena Mayor and Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian supports HR 3760 to create a Federal Dept. of Peace; incumbent Rep. Adam Schiff has not signed on to the legislation. Will he rise to the challenge and follow Paparian's lead?
April 15th Mass Student March Against Racist Legislation ! (tags)
Mass Student March Against Racist Legislation - For Full Immigrant Rights Saturday April 15th 2006 @ 10 AM Olympic & Broadway to City Hall
Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)
A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!
Thousands of students walk out of schools in Southern California (tags)
Thousands of students walk out of schools in Southern California to protest anti-immigration legislation
East LA + Riverside Students WALK OUT to Protest HR 4377 (tags)
Students Set a Bold Tone for Saturday's Gran Marcha
Brown Skin / Yellow Star: Why You Must Join the March 25th Demo (tags)
The US Senate debates legislation that would make migrants an openly felonized, legally scapegoated racial and cultural under-caste, with deeply dangerous implications for us all. 600,000 or more to march this Saturday, March 25th, Broadway and Olympic, 10 AM.
Nations Largest Lender Stands Up To Developers (tags)
BB&T refuses to back private developers' who seek to use "eminent domain" to take people's homes & turn them into strip-malls.
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
Maryland forces Wal-Mart to pay for employee health care -- Will California be next? (tags)
The Maryland General Assembly became the first state legislature in the nation Thursday to approve legislation forcing Wal-Mart (WMT) to pay more for its employee health care, potentially paving the way for other states to follow suit.
Anti-immigrant legislation soon to be voted upon by Congress (tags)
Congress is set to debate legislation that would make all undocumented persons in the US felons, thereby making it impossible for them to become legal.
Sub-Committee Hears Legislation That Could Dismantle Community Access TV. (tags)
House Subcommittee on Commerce hears legislation that could severely damage local community access TV. Community media advocates call for intensification, in the coming weeks, of efforts to defeat this legislation.
URGENT ACTION NEDED! – IN SUPPORT OF ACCESS TV (11/7/05) (tags)
Anti-access legislation in Washington to be considered this week WITHOUT input from access community!
“Snowstorm” Planned to Highlight Support for Access TV. (tags)
In a defiant gesture intended to highlight the danger three Bills now in Washington pose to access TV, the Alliance for Community Media (ACM) has called for a nationwide access TV “snowstorm”.
More Homeless Funds In Jeporady (tags)
The US House of Representatives will be voting on legislature that may cut affordable housing funds.
BTL:Split in AFL-CIO Could Spur New Organizing But Dissidents Fail to... (tags)
...Address Fundamental Flaws ~ Interview with Stanley Aronowitz, professor of sociology and author conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Resistance is NOT Futile! (tags)
Fighting federal tyranny
Populist #7 (tags)
Constitutional Democracy as a Protection against Internal Hostilities - continued
Bipartisan Legislation to bring the troops home to be announced tommorow (tags)
please contact c-span and ask them to cover this press conference firstname.lastname@example.org phone 202-737-3220
New PATRIOT Act Legislation Destroys Liberty (tags)
The Fourth Amendment reads as follows: "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized."
BTL:Rushed through Congress, Real ID Act Legislation Threatens Privacy Rights (tags)
Interview with Ari Schwartz, associate director of the Center for Democracy and Technology, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Wednesday, April 20 REX WEYLER, CO-FOUNDER OF GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL (tags)
THE LOS ANGELES GREENS INVITE YOU TO A SPECIAL EARTH DAY EVENT: REX WEYLER, CO-FOUNDER OF GREENPEACE INTERNATIONAL, SPEAKS ON "SUSTAINING ACTIVISM"
Republican Abuse of Power: With This Congress, Democracy is dead (tags)
Even Newt Gingrinch says they have gone too far. "The House has become a place where trivial issues are debated passionately and important issues not at all."
Save the Children launches effort to safeguard (tags)
Online initiative offers another way to help
Mr. Draft Man (tags)
18-26 man or woman look out.
The Bush Medicare Nightmare (tags)
Kerry & His Anti ACLU/Freedom voting record... (tags)
What Skull & Bones Kerry Don't Want You to Know about his Anti ACLU/Freedom voting record...
Pill woes land Limbaugh in Capitol debate (tags)
Jim McDonough, The director of Govnernor Jeb Bush's Office of Drug Control Policy, claimed that "the pharmacist in that (Limbaugh) case is a pharmacist who is no longer licensed" and that he sold Limbaugh and others thousands of pills "essentially out of the trunk of his car"
Dump Daschle - a view of the corporate welfare energy bill (tags)
No, the energy legislation in the U.S. Senate is corporate welfare, plain and simple, and the man who should be leading the fight to change it has once again demonstrated his inability to do the right thing.
Congressmen of 'Integrity' refuse to penalize Mutual Fund abusers (tags)
Only 2 members of the House of Representative rejected legislation that would impose penalties against fund trading abuses. Who were these industry insiders? Reps. Ron Paul (R-TX) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ), key members of the Republican Liberty Caucus.
BTL:Environmentalists Charge Legislation to Prevent Forest Fires is... (tags)
...a Gift to the Logging Industry. Interview with Sean Cosgrove, of the Sierra Club, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
Please put me on the NRA Blacklist (tags)
The list, which was filed deep in the official NRA Web site, has been heavily publicized by a group of anti-gun campaigners who are working for two pieces of gun control legislation going through Congress.
Keep kids away from dangerous Disney products (tags)
Greenpeace Report: Hidden hazards revealed in Disney products Children face toxic chemical cocktail
Syria is next (tags)
Foriegn Relations Commite to Syria, "Your either with us or with the terrorist "
Legislation to Expel Iranians (tags)
Congressman Introduces Legislation to Expel Iranian Visitors and Students from the U.S.
HOWARD DEAN IS WORSE THAN ASHCROFT and the PATRIOT ACT (tags)
Civil Rights and Liberties in Dean's Vermont
BTL:Newly Passed Congressional Legislation Promoting Fossil Fuels and... (tags)
...Nuclear Power a Gift to Big Energy Companies Interview with Lisa Gue, senior energy analyst with Public Citizen, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus
BTL:Medicare Drug Benefit Legislation not a Cure-All for... (tags)
...Failing Healthcare System. Interview with Dr. Quentin Young, Physicians for a National Health Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
“Democracy Dies Behind Closed Doors” -- Article Dedicated to the 4th of July (tags)
6-26-03 Topanga Community House (Los Angeles area) Stephan F. Rohde - constitutional lawyer, author and lecturer spoke on the post 911 erosion of civil rights under the Bush Administration. Event sponsored by the newly formed --- Mother’s for an Aware America--- Below is a portion of the transcript and photos:
LA call your Sen. and ask her to support S.1046!! (tags)
S. 1046 could help create an independent and less monopolized media. But why isn't Sen. Feinstein signed on to it??
Dean vs. Kucinich - comparision in a nutshell (tags)
good quick summary
Will Your Vote Be Counted in 2004? (tags)
It does not matter if you are a Republican, Democrat, Independent, Green or Libertarian. Voting and how your vote is counted in the next election may not be to your liking.
Senate committee vote to reverse FCC decision (tags)
Legislation to reverse FCC decision of June 2. This decision allows media corporations to own broadcast outlets and newspapers in the same town.
World cracks down on Big Tobacco (tags)
To slow the spread of smoking, especially in poor nations, where smoking rates are soaring, the World Health Organization in Geneva voted for unprecedented and potentially deep restrictions on tobacco products.
Republicans Plan to make PATRIOT Act Permanent (tags)
If this goes through, it will effectively end 227 years of constitutional rule in America. WHERE ARE OUR CIVIL LIBERTIES? Where is the freedom that had made America great?
BILL OF RIGHTS UNDER NEW ASSAULT (tags)
The frightening un-Patriot II is Gee Duhbya's legacy to the Founders. Cutting the Balls off of the Constitution. Circulated in secret Asscroft first claimed it was just a "draft of ideas" - except that copies had already been secretly sent to Dennis Hastert in the House of Representatives. These people are no friends to your liberty.
USA Patriot Act II--A$hcroft drafts secret sequel (tags)
The Bush Administration is preparing a bold, comprehensive sequel to the USA Patriot Act passed in the wake of September 11, 2001, which will give the government broad, sweeping new powers to increase domestic intelligence-gathering, surveillance and law enforcement prerogatives, and simultaneously decrease judicial review and public access to information. For additional information, watch the PBS program "Now With Bill Moyers" tonight at 9 P.M. EST. (local listings http://www.pbs.org/now/sched.html) The show will also air an interview with Charles Lewis.
BTL:Korean Crisis Aggravated by Hostile Rhetoric and... (tags)
...U.S. Military Violence Against Civilians.Interview with Karin Lee,senior associate with the East Asia Policy Education Project at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.
"How can indigenous people be considered terrorists on our own homeland?" (tags)
This story starts with planes flying into buildings on the other coast, in another country. It was just over a year ago, and in the heady months that followed, our elected representatives in Ottawa rushed to approve anti-terrorism legislation intended to protect Canada's national security. In recent months, two Vancouver Island activists found themselves on the wrong side of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police unit created to enforce that legislation.
At long last, victory for the farmworkers! (tags)
It took a public appeal to the conscience to get the governor to drop his checkbook!
Davis Vetoes "Just Dissent" bill! (tags)
Governor Davis vetoed the Just Dissent legislation.
Nuclear Industry Oversight Legislation signed by Gov Davis (tags)
Governor Davis signed SB 2065, nuclear industry oversight legislation, which requires low-level radioactive waste generators to systematically report on the waste they generate, treat, store, transfer and ship for disposal. The bill also mandates that DHS prepare annual analyses of the information for review by legislators and the public.
Press Briefing on Welfare Reform (tags)
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 9:30 AM, BREAKFAST BRIEFING ON WELFARE REFORM WITH WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND THEIR CHILDREN As the national economy weakens and unemployment rises, the U.S. Senate takes up welfare reform at the end of July; Los Angeles County welfare recipients will speak about the proposed legislation and their experiences with the welfare system. OUTCOME OF THIS MONTH'S SENATE DEBATE WILL DEEPLY IMPACT LA COUNTY
Bush Energy Bill Up for Vote on Monday - BP, Exxon, Phillips Licking Their Lips (tags)
Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (R-MS) and Sen. Murkowski (R-AK) attached the Bush/House Energy Bill to a Railroad Bill today, in another attempt to back-door the country into an unsustainable and destructive energy policy designed to line the pockets of their energy industry buddies. The vote on this amendment will take place Monday, December 3rd, at 5pm Eastern. Some groups will be holding press events at BP offices throughout the country including LA, Sacramento, DC, NYC, and Denver to speak out against the bill and in favor of protecting the Arctic Refuge and more renewable energy.
Bush Administration Hopefull on Trade Vote (tags)
Pulled from 0ct. 23rd LA Times.
Senator Blocks Attempt to Pass Bill (tags)
Call congressional reps and senators now! Call Feingold and urge him not to give in! Read below, and compare Feingold's relatively minor objections and then compare those to the other totalitarian police powers described in www.aclu.org that he is NOT objecting to! The capitol switchboard number is 202.224.3121
U.S. Civil Liberties Endangered After Sept. 11 Terrorist Strike (tags)
Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Michael Ratner, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, who takes a critical look at the Bush administration's proposed anti-terrorism legislation in the context of previous crises that led to the erosion of civil liberties.
Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)
Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!
You'll be charged 5 cents per emails sent (tags)
NEW LAW: POST OFFICE WANTS TO CHARGE US 5 CENTS FOR EACH EMAIL SENT