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Congress Votes on Corporate Transparency Act (tags)

Washington DC - The House of Representatives scheduled a vote for 5:15 PM EST on the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 (H.R. 2513). The bill reveals the true owners of "anonymous" shell companies to law enforcement.

Disaster Relief Fails to Pass House of Representatives for Third Time (tags)

The disaster relief bill with support for Puerto Rico fails for a third time. Eric Lecompte, Executive Director of Jubilee USA, responded.

Chem Trails Continue Under Patriot Act (tags)

Space Preservation Bill #2977 10-2-2001 Patriot Act 10-26-2001

Trumponomics and Wall Street Rejoices (tags)

Economics should be a part of life, not a steamroller crushing creativity and self-determination. The state should serve the public interest and reduce poverty. Trumponomics is a disaster. The poor, seniors, children and students are under a vicious attack.

Senate Bill offers Debt Relief for Puerto Rico (tags)

New Senate legislation offers additional options for Puerto Rico to cut its debt. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ed Markey (D-MA) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the US Territorial Relief Act. If Congress passes the act, US Territories that experience natural disasters could qualify for debt relief.

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why (tags)

Brett Kavanaugh: warmonger, advocate of judicial murder, voted to deny an imprisoned teen immigrant an abortion, worked with G W Bush to steal the the White House from the elected Gore, worked to violate the privacy of Bill Clinton's consensual sex life, helped Ken Starr spend 45 million dollars trying to impeach Clinton etc.

Progressives wrestle with dilemma on migration (tags)

Canadians' over-riding committment to a "multicultural identity" has served as a kind of "cultural glue, forestalling broad antagonism to immigration based on fears it will reduce support for the country's welfare policies.

Neocon Black Op Of Monica Lewinsky, Linda Tripp, Lucianne Goldberg, Isikoff, Drudge (tags)

The day before an 8 state primary, MSNBC and NBC attack Bill Clinton, victim of a neocon black op

The Endless War (tags)

According to the ACLU, the Corker-Kaine bill is "broader and more dangerous than the current law." Article 1 of the US Constitution grants Congress the exclusive right to declare war. The new edition of the AUMF undermines this to the maximum.

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police (tags)

Coroners should be independent of police

Trump & Republican Party: Party Of Animal Cruelty, War & Denial Of Human Rights (tags)

The Republican Party is the party of animal cruelty and violation of human rights.. Please read of their crimes of cruelty and vote out all who stand for election in primaries and general elections of 2018. Many of these people name themselves 'prolife' as they vote for illegal wars, heinous judicial and gubernatorial execution murders, and animal slaughter.

The Republican 'Prolife' Party Is the Party of War, Execution, and Bear Cub Murder (tags)

51 Republican senators and 220 House Republicans voted to murder bear cubs in their dens, to import ivory from elephant massacres, etc.

Be very careful about tax reform. (tags)

Tax reform might INCREASE YOUR TAXES instead of reducing them. Please be sure that Obamacare individual mandate repeal is in bill before voting for it.

New Bill Would Reduce Police Accountability, Erode State Independence (tags)

A bill that would create mandatory minimum sentences for people who assault police officers, as well as prevent police brutality victims from receiving compensation, is being considered by Congress. Critics say the bill will undermine officers’ credibility and do little to protect them.

Philippine President Duterte’s next target: 9-year-old children (tags)

Once, when Rodrigo Duterte got to talking about his anti-drug campaign, he mused about murdering his children. If his son used drugs, he said in April, he would kill him himself.

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump on the ACA (tags)

The California Nurses Association Rally in Hollywood to save the Affordable Care Act

Nurses Storm The Boulevard To Pressure Trump On the ACA (tags)

The California Nurses Association Rally in Hollywood to save the Affordable Care Act

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.

Take a Step Back – Robert Tronge (tags)

I’m sure we’ve all heard the statement “walk a mile in his shoes”, but how many people are actually willing to step outside of their comfort zone and do this for a real. Most people are unwilling to see the other person’s point of view, especially when it violates their concept of right and wrong, whether that view of right or wrong is based on past experiences, ethnic, cultural, religious believes or outright bigotry.

Require a Citizenship and Constitutionality test for all Lawmaking Bodies – Robert George (tags)

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on Thursday signed legislation that will require all Arizona High School students to take and pass the US Citizenship test before they are able to graduate.

Human rights Group applaudes Anti-Semitism Awareness Bill (tags)

LDB Commends Scott and Casey’s “Game-Changing” Bipartisan Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

HR 676 Is A Single Payer Health Insurance Bill That We Need (tags)

Single Payer Health Insurance Is a great thing to have in this country.

NYC Councilwoman sponsors ground-breaking bill prohibiting wild and exotic animal displays (tags)

Animal Defenders International calls for support from New York animal lovers. ADI General Counsel Christina Scaringe is available for interview in New York about the evidence supporting a ban on wild animals in circuses.

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.

Tawdry National Public Radio Corruption Puts Stock Holdings Ahead Of Unbiased Reporting (tags)

National Public Radio corruption is shown in their Olympic coverage.

#EmailGate Obama Lynch Clintons Assange Guccifer 2 The Inside Story (tags)

#EmailGate Obama Lynch Clintons Assange Guccifer 2 The Inside Story

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 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.

Philippines: Fast-track legislation to end hunger (tags)

Akbayan party-list today reiterated its call for the enactment of urgent reforms to address and stave off incidence of hunger across the country.

Puerto Rico Congressional Negotiations Intensify (tags)

The House Committee on Natural Resources is poised to release the newest draft of Puerto Rico legislation amid tense negotiations.

William E. Cooper : A Tribute To You , Kind Sir (tags)

This post is in memory of a Giant among men, William E. Cooper, who in spirit is with me today and always.

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.

Congress Excludes Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Provision in Omnibus Bill (tags)

Extension of bankruptcy protection to Puerto Rico not included in Congress' omnibus budget deal.

New Book Rips Hillary Clinton (tags)

Hillary

Support for Hillary Clinton Plunging (tags)

Clinton

New Israeli Police State Measure (tags)

Israel

Hillary Clinton's Scandalous Record (tags)

Hillary

Hillary Clinton: Profile of Rogue Leadership (tags)

politics

Senate Advances Anti-Consumer Trade Bill Fast Track Authority: Debate Shifts to House (tags)

trade

Philippine President Aquino no longer deserves any support from workers and trade unions (tags)

THE workers and the trade unions throughout the world mark today the International Labor Day – 125th anniversary globally and 112th celebration here in the Philippines. This historic and revered day has been an enduring and stirring symbol for the working class despite serious setbacks caused by multipronged and systematic neoliberal attacks against the workers, the masses and their organizations, which have seriously threatened to dilute if not totally wipe out the hard-fought sociopolitical gains achieved by the labor movement in the past hundred years or so.

The Clinton Crime Family (tags)

Clintons

KPFK is an integral part of Pacifica... problems infect our LA station. (tags)

KPFK is an integral part of Pacifica... problems infect our LA station. Indymedia appears to be the only site where updates and iinformation-sharing on what is happening on extentions of what is OUR RADIO station - paid for by subscribers/ stakeholders ! - KPFK. The dearth of access, transparency and discussion in LA anywhere on line speaks to the secrecy and denial with impunity that is occuring daily in our radio sphere, while demanding more and more $$$$ from us ...or else.. here is more to learn, ask, share and perhaps even to get involved in any ways possible - including attending the confict-full, argumentative, and uncourteous harrangues at the Local Station Board on March 22, 1 pm in WLA   See KPFK.org for details, under 'events'. 

NJ Bill to Legalize Cannabis, Gov. Christie Threatens Veto (tags)

In New Jersey, Senator Nicholas Scutari has introduced a bill (S1896) that would tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol. Despite several deaths (Sabina Rose and others) resulting from the state's ineffective medical cannabis program, Gov. Chris Christie remains stubbornly in denial of the scientifically proven medical benefits of this outlawed plant.

Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, Fruitarians (tags)

Millions more become vegetarian or vegan every year adding their names to the book of life for all. Mary Shelley, Clara Barton, Leonardo, Van Gogh, Einstein, Jesus the Essene, Angela Davis, Carl Lewis, Roger Bannister, John Landy, and hundreds of millions of others on the planet are vegetarian

US Spending Bill Bonanza for Wall Street (tags)

Wall Street

Congress Authorizes Unlimited Spying on US Citizens (tags)

police state

Video: The long dark shadows of plutocracy - the NYC housing crisis (tags)

Housing as a human right is subverted by the right of speculation, said Arnold Kunzli, emeritus Swiss professor, in 1990. (http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2003/06/266635.shtml)

Obamacare Designed as a Scam (tags)

Obamacare

Philippines: Lawmakers studying the filing of bill against hate crimes (tags)

A pair of reform-oriented lawmakers has expressed plans to file a critical measure that could curb hate-motivated crimes and violence directed at the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Creative Community for Peace (tags)

Welcome To The Creative Community For Peace We represent a cross section of the creative world--those who create and help create music, films, and television programs--and their fans. We may not all share the same politics or the same opinion on the best path to peace in the Middle East. But we do agree that singling out Israel, the only democracy in the region, as a target of cultural boycotts while ignoring the now-recognized human rights issues of her neighbors will not further peace. We understand the power that our music, our films, our television shows, and all arts have. They have the power to build bridges. Foster better understanding. Encourage dialogue. And hopefully lead toward greater mutual acceptance. If anything, turn up the music, expose more of our films and television shows to wider audiences, and encourage people from all cultures to interact and build greater dialogue and understanding. If you support the message that the arts can build bridges—please join us in this important mission. The world might just be a better place for it.

I demand right to inform Chch post-quake victims of human rights truth and ethical plan. (tags)

Christchurch, NZ, post-quake victims are facing severe discrimination, a human rights issue. However, they are deprived of hearing the human rights truth and ethical plan. Need to be informed in mainstream media to reach democratic majority.

Artists, Actors and the creative Community for Israel (tags)

Via the Creative Community for Peace Hundreds of Hollywood A listers have joined together in support of Israel

Cultural Cleansing of individual self-determination driven by the bureaucrats. (tags)

Describes a Cultural Cleansing of individual self-determination. Driven by the bureaucrats in the interest of secular, liberal collectivists it required a hijacking of human rights hidden by a 'divide and rule'.

The State of Reform in the Philippines (tags)

Akbayan on Aquino’s 5th State of the Nation Address

Philippine President told: Re-energize the campaign for reforms (tags)

Philippines: As President Benigno Simeon Aquino III prepares to deliver his 5th State of the Nation Address (SONA), Akbayan Party-list urged him to "re-energize the campaign for reforms" by carrying out "deeper and broader institutional changes" in his last two years in office.

LA Living in Vehicle Law Found UnConstitutional (tags)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Overturns Long Standing Los Angeles Law Used to Criminalize the Vehicle Housed

Video: Chaos in Iraq - Andrew Bacewich, 24 min (tags)

After the full broadcast interview, Bill so enjoyed his conversation with Bacevich that they kept talking, delving topics such as the Vietnam War, our evolving relationship with Iran and neoconservatives views on US foreign policy. Watch the extended interview

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

There Is A Petition For Single Payer Health Insurance (tags)

Read about this petition then sign it and tell everybody about it.

Philippines: Bill filed to close gender gap in politics and governance (tags)

Males continue to dramatically outnumber females in Philippine politics and governance, paving the way to a male-dominated political landscape and a persistent gender gap in the country’s public service system.

Food Stamp Ethics (tags)

The Farm Bill passed with cuts in food stamps for the poor. 50% of the food stamp cost is for toxic meat, fish, and dairy. It's time to eliminate food stamps for animal products and expand rather than contract the program.

Akbayan: the Philippines' New Left at 16 (tags)

Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello's closing remarks at Akbayan’s 16th Anniversary Event, Buffet International Cuisine, Quezon City, Jan 30, 2014

New York's Zionist Mayor (tags)

Israel

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...

Governor Chris Christie Sacrifices Animals As Well As People (tags)

After legalizing bear murder in New Jersey, Goveror Chris Christie has vetoed a ban on the tiny gestation crates in which pigs are raised.

Rogue State Israel (tags)

Israel

Single Payer Health Insurance Is The Best Deal (tags)

Single payer health insurance is much better than private health insurance.

Proposed Senate Bill Risks Undermining Geneva (tags)

Iran

Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system (tags)

Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers.

New Israeli Discriminatory Laws Tabled (tags)

Israel

HR 676 Is Single Payer Health Insurance With No Premiums (tags)

Single payer health insurance will save you money.

Philippines: Public urged not to be distracted from punishing pork plunderers (tags)

Amid the raging debate on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), Akbayan partylist today warned the public not to be swayed by efforts from some quarters to use the issue to deflect attention on the plunder charges filed against several lawmakers involved in the multi-billion Janet Lim-Napoles pork barrel scam.

Video: Bill Moyers - Joblessness is Killing Us (tags)

Moved by the plight of the poor and unemployed, Pope Francis recently decried a global economy that “does us so much harm.” In this essay, Bill Moyers reflects on our broken economy.

The Shortwave Report 09/20/13 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Radio Havana Cuba, the Voice of Russia, NHK World Radio Japan, and Spanish National Radio.

Labor Leaders, Obamacare, and the Fate of the Unions (tags)

A funny thing happened a couple of months ago: labor leaders finally awoke from their coma and realized that Obamacare was not only bad for unions, but for working families in general.

Video: Taming Capitalism Run Wild : Richard Wolff (tags)

The system must be changed because the system leads to stagnant wages over 30 years, totally inadequate creation of family-wage jobs, education for the elite and destruction of nature. A public debate on job creation and shriveling the financial sector is vital.

Greatness or Mediocrity? Global ethical human rights or Neoliberal absolutism. (tags)

Do we want a great society based on ability and hardwork (often includes character) where people can reach their full potential or the prevailing mediocrity, with its descent-based 'bi-cultural' elite and, what I see as, 'arrested development' ?

VIDEO: Durviving the New American Economy, 56min (tags)

Bill Moyers interviewed two Milwaukee families struggling against a downhill economy in a changing city. Deindustrialization isn't a law of nature like falling rain but a political decision. After deindustrialization, state jobs were a way to middle class life.

Senate Passes Racist Immigration Bill (tags)

exploitation

It's not science fiction anymore: Monsanto seeks to control world's food (tags)

Seeds containing genes patented by Monsanto account for more than 90 percent of soybeans grown in the U.S. and 80 percent of U.S.-grown corn. The company has a long history of bullying farmers, spreading GMOs throughout the food supply and intimidating anybody who gets in its way.

Victory! Colombia Passes Wild Animal Circus Ban (tags)

The Colombian Congress today passed Bill 244,2012 to end the use of wild animals in both static and traveling circuses, after a six-year public campaign following the release of critical evidence of animal suffering collected by investigators from Animal Defenders International (ADI).

UC Berkeley Divestment Fails: NOT ASUC jurisdiction (tags)

Judicial Council rules divestment bill violated ASUC bylaws Council: investment decisions must be made by ASUC Investment Committee

VIDEO: Bill Moyers' "Going to Jail for Protesting" (tags)

“Lobbyists have spent years making sure these loopholes are put into the tax code.” -@NYTimes' Gretchen Morgenson http://ow.ly/lnEI1 “Corporations have a role to play in our economy, but don't have a role to play in our government.” -@dechristopher http://ow.ly/lnEz2

Colombia Takes Another Step Towards Circus Animal Ban (tags)

May 14, 2013, BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – TODAY, the Senate Commission V of Colombia amended and approved the draft law (Law 244/12) banning the use of animals in circuses, allowing Plenary to pass this initiative. The committee vote was seven in favor and none against.

Philippines: 25,000 Workers March to Mendiola on Labor Day (tags)

Chiding President Aquino’s pronouncement that Labor Day should be celebratory with both labor and capitalists greeting each other for “doing a good job” for the past year, workers renewed the call for government to create “not just jobs” but “more regular jobs with living wage.”

Philippine Congressman Walden Bello visits Filipino communities in US cities (tags)

IN several forums this month, Congressman Walden Bello is visiting Filipino-American communities in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Portland to talk about the upcoming May 13 mid-term congressional elections in the Philippines, and the role his political party, Akbayan Citizens’ Action Party, has played in the passing of progressive legislation during the just-concluded 15th Congress. Akbayan’s Risa Hontiveros is running for a Senate seat in May, and is in the circle of candidates deemed to have a chance of winning a seat – a first in the Senate for Akbayan. Akbayan is also running as a party-list organization to again have their House seats.

Philippines: Where does the FOI campaign go from here? (tags)

Today, we close our people’s campaign for the passage of the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill in the 15th Congress. We have, to the extent that our capacities and limited resources permitted, exhausted all avenues that we thought were open to us to get positive, decisive action from the leaders of the House of Representatives and from President Aquino no less.

Israel' 19th Knesset (tags)

Israel

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.

Philippines: Coalition Clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)

Still enough time for FOI – if House leadership supports it. With only nine session days remaining before Congress adjourns for a long election break, members of the Right to Know Right Now Coalition are reminding members of Congress that they still have enough time to pass the Freedom of Information (FOI) bill even without the prodding of Malacanang.

Women’s rights: Turning point in India, triumph in Manila (tags)

Women’s rights have been in the forefront of international concern over the last few weeks.

The Proposed California Homeless Bill of Rights (tags)

The California Homeless Bill of Rights, modeled after the Rhode Island bill which passed this summer, is being heralded as a strong step towards ending selective enforcement, anti-homeless laws, and institutionalized Hate Crime.

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.

Philippine political dynasties must end (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – Bayan Muna Rep. Teddy Casiño on Tuesday urged voters to use the upcoming 2013 elections to end political dynasties by voting for new faces and new names.

Philippine Congress called to to pass "vital five" legislative bills (tags)

Akbayan Party-list urged Congress to pass important reform measures it dubbed as the “Vital Five” or the “VV” legislative bills. According to the party-list group, the “VV bills” composed of pending pieces of legislation in Congress namely the Reproductive Health bill, Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill, Anti-political dynasty Bill, the Sin Tax Bill, and the amendments to the Cybercrime Prevention Law, were necessary reform bills.

U.S. Senate bill Rewritten So Cops / Feds Can Read Your Email Without Warrants (tags)

After Sen. Leahy’s Internet Access bill is passed, what do you do if you get an email that erroneously appears to include you as a participant in a crime or conspiracy that U.S. Federal Agencies and cops can use in court (without a warrant) against you or your business?

Philippines: FDC clamor for the Freedom of Information (FOI) Bill (tags)

Freedom of Information (FOI): A Key to Freedom from Debt and Economic Justice

Privatizing Israel's Legal System (tags)

Israel

Score One for Hedges v. Obama (tags)

police state

Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from immigrant youth led groups across California (tags)

Governor Brown: Sign the TRUST Act! Don't sign a symbolic driver’s license bill.

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.

Waging War on Leaks (tags)

police state

One Step Away from Protecting Muslim Calif. Workers' Rights (tags)

Throughout the year, CAIR-California has actively worked to mobilize community support in passing of Assembly Bill 1964 (the Workplace Religious Freedom Act). Your response to our call has been overwhelming.

Why Hillary Rod-Iron Clinton Should Be Retired (tags)

Hillary Clinton seems much a mess. Possessed actually, as her appearance, attitude and demeanor, at times, suggests she is in some movie and her character is veering to evil antagonist or machination machine—militantly bureaucratic and all gang mobsters of huge government might imply. Enough with feminist, protectionism claims she is being judged because she is a woman to different standards. Yes there was a terrible and concerted propaganda war to incite hatred against Bill in any way possible as well as everything Democrats ever stood for (or purported). Yet now she is equally manipulated by forces beyond her ken as psychologically blind invalid—because she has need to lash out at something—something society and powerful special interests will allow her unconscious anger to focus. One doesn’t have to understand the likes of Thomas Scheff’s Emotions and Violence: Shame and Rage in Destructive Conflicts to realize where she is coming from and likely to go. Deliberate and accidental humiliation does indeed motivate people to engage violence, which seems the very modus operandi of both Israel and the United States in relation to several Muslim groups.

Obama Planning More War (tags)

anti-war

The Supremes and Health Care: Second "Switch in Time" (tags)

In April 1937 Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts switched sides, stopped voting that minimum-wage laws and the New Deal programs were unconstitutional and got on board with the Roosevelt administration's program to save the court from progressive political attacks. Likewise, current Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act largely to preserve the court's reputation and neutralize Democrats' attempts to make the court's Republican majority and partisan 5-4 decisions like Citizens United an issue in the 2012 campaign.

Social Justice on Trial in Canada (tags)

Canada

US/Israeli Special Relationship (tags)

anti-war

Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers May 18 PBS, notice this ! (tags)

Watch and SEE it on this weekend of May 18, 2012 - Musician and activist Tom Morello talks with Bill Moyers about the “two Americas,” and his solidarity with “the voiceless, the poor, the wretched” across the whole globe-world. [He also has a program on KPFK too.] Moyers’ website and schedule is below for your use and enlivenment. Learn More !!

Hope in Chch rebuild, ethical human rights despite all attempts to crush human potential. (tags)

Despite all attempts to crush human potential, the purging of 'tall poppies', social class/socio-economic (wealth) discrimination, suppression of 'bottom-up' development hope still remains with the ethical human rights, development and globalization to replace neo liberalism and massive rebuild following tragic earthquakes.

Police State Harshness (tags)

tyranny

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, 90 Congress Leaders Supports Equity of Filipino WW II Vets (tags)

A week after the Bataan Day celebration, lobbyists will visit the US Congress the second time in a month’s time to press for sub-committee hearing on HR 210, “The Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011,” which will provide full recognition to the US military services of the remaining 50,000 Filipino WW II veterans and full benefits to the veterans, widows, and their families. Lobbyists find inspiration in Texas Rep. Ron Paul, a war veteran himself and Republican presidential candidate who openly endorsed the bill in a public rally in Nevada. “We are pleased to announce Ron Paul’s unwavering legacy of supporting veterans by announcing he will support and co-sponsor HR 210,” said John Tate, national campaign manager. “HR 210 provides a small thank you for an enormous debt of gratitude owed the Philippines and America’s most heroic individuals.”

Obama Authorizes Greater Wall Street Theft (tags)

class war

Draconian Cybersecurity Bills (tags)

police state

Legislating Greater Wall Street Theft (tags)

grand theft

Queer Democrats Split in 51st Congressional District Race (tags)

For the second month in a row, the San Diego Democrats for EqualIty refused to endorse a progressive Latina for Congress. This time they were unable to come to a consensus whether to support Denise Moreno Ducheny or Juan Vargas in the 51st Congressional District, currently represented by mayoral candidate Bob Filner, despite Vargas's opposition to marriage equality and his abandonment of previous support for single-payer health care.

BTL:National Campaign Organizes to Overturn Provisions of the National Defense Authorizati (tags)

Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

Backing sought for bid to ban cruel blood sport (tags)

Campaigners against the cruel "sport" of live hare coursing in Ireland seek international help to have it banned.

RON PAUL SUPPORTS HR 210, FILVETS (tags)

Republican presidential candidate and Texan congressman Ron Paul showed his support for HR 210 and Pilipino veterans last week with a rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. HR 210, also known as the Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2011, was introduced by Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-CA) in January of last year as a way to provide equal benefits to Philippine soldiers that fought alongside the United States during World War II. Though the bill has 87 co-sponsors, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have yet to make any votes to pass or veto the proposal.

Gains for Healthcare, Despite Obama (tags)

The movement for single-payer achieved its first major victory in the United States in 2011 when the Governor of Vermont signed a single-payer bill into law. Under rules of the Obama-care bill, however, Vermont will not be able to enact the legislation until 2017, but Vermont is seeking waivers to enact the bill in 2014. Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is also asking for a waiver from the federal government to set-up single payer health care in Montana.

SB 810 Single Payer Healthcare Needs Your Phone Calls Today (tags)

SB 810, the single payer healthcare bill in the California Senate, needs just 2 more votes from the 5 abstainers listed below to pass before January 31, 2012. SB 810 is the only real solution to the healthcare crisis that saves the state billions, guarantees healthcare for all Californians, and controls costs, while eliminating the denials of care and restrictions of provider choice imposed by private insurance companies.

JFAV NATIONAL DAYS OF ACTION, January 18-20, 2012 (tags)

Los Angeles --More than 100 combined vets, widows, and advocates trooped to Senator Dianne Feinstein local offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco last January 18, 2012 to air public demand for equity that was denied for the last 65 years. This is a part of the three day national day of actions from January 18-20, 2012 in form of legislative visits, emails, fax and letter writing campaign to legislators to gather support for HR 210 in the US Congress. In Los Angeles, a delegation led by JFAV veteran leader John Aspiras and national Coordinator Arturo Garcia delivered more than 300 signed petitions and letters to Feinstein office in Santa Monica, west side Los Angeles. Feinstein is expected to introduce a companion bill in the US Senate for HR 210.

BTL:Breaking Campaign Pledge, Obama Signs Indefinite Detention into Law (tags)

Interview with Shahid Buttar, executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, conducted by Scott Harris

Israel's Draconian Infiltration Law (tags)

Israel

Occupy Riverside Challenges Indefinite Military Detention (tags)

Friday, December 23, 2011
RIVERSIDE (CA) - Occupy Riverside demonstrated at the offices of Ken Calvert and Barbara Boxer to protest their support of the latest effort to codify the police state.

Political Washington Abolishes Due Process Protections (tags)

tyranny

Banner Drops Urge Veto of NDAA (tags)

December 16, 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - Approximately six banners were hung from various freeway overpasses urging morning rush hour commuters to call Obama and ask him to veto the National Defense Authorization Act.

Obama Approves Draconian Police State Law (tags)

police state

Legislating Tyranny in America (tags)

tyranny

Internet Freedom Threatened (tags)

Internet

Bill to Protect Seniors a Whitewash (tags)

S. 1744 fails to address the gangrene associated with court supervised adult guardianships.

Anti-Democratic Knesset Bills (tags)

Israel

Ed Schultz Co-opts Occupy Wall St. for Democratic Party! (tags)

Last night while I was watching MSNBC

Fight Bill Collectors (tags)

Free Resources to Fight Bill Collectors

Public Be Damned (tags)

With passage of the stop gap measure in the Senate yesterday there may be people in Congress patting themselves on the back and feeling as though they have done something great. And the fact that they actually passed the bill allowing the stopgap spending measure for FEMA to go through is a good thing, surely. But really, this is what they should be doing. It's what should have been happening since January of 2009. Finding middle ground in order to get on with the business of legislating is what we pay them for.

HR 2829 Targets Palestinian Statehood (tags)

Palestine

BTL:House Republicans Attempt to Hold 2012 Budget Hostage to Repeal of Environmental Regul (tags)

Interview with David Goldston, director of government affairs with the Natural Resources Defense Council, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

NCTQ's LAUSD report's highly questionable veracity shows Bill Gates' pervasiveness & perni (tags)

In depth look at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's heavy handed role in the NCTQ and their recent LAUSD report. Discussion on the background of the paper itself, the organization that created it, the organizations that ostensibly commissioned it, and ultimately who funded it and to what aim.

Denunciation of Israel's Anti-Boycott Law (tags)

lawlessness

Israel's Knesset Passes Boycott Prohibition Bill (tags)

Israeli fascism

Workers Party challenges Philippine President to protect labor rights at Hanjin (tags)

The militant labor group Partido ng Manggagawa (PM) challenged President Benigno Aquino III (PNoy) to uphold and protect workers rights at the giant Hanjin shipyard in Subic, Zambales as complaints mounted of violations of labor and safety standards. Dozens of members of PM and the Philippine Airlines Employees? Association (PALEA) joined the Church-Labor Conference, an alliance of labor and religious organizations that is co-chaired by Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo, in a rally this morning at Mendiola in Manila.

BTL:After Court Reinstates Wisconsin Anti-Union Law, Activists Organize for Summer State S (tags)

Interview with Matthew Rothschild, editor of The Progressive magazine, conducted by Scott Harris

Wisconsin Supreme Court Reinstates Anti-Union Law (tags)

union busting

Vermont Enacts Conditional Universal Healthcare Coverage (tags)

healthcare

IPAD 2 - THE RETURN OF THE ZOMBIES OF CONSUMPTION (tags)

Pensive meditations on the civilization of consumption.

Wisconsin Judge Strikes Down Anti-Union Law (tags)

labor

New Zealanders must ?speak out? about omitted human rights or be reduced to mere ?numbers? (tags)

NZ has been taken over by an anti-human rights philosophy, 'discriminatory collectivism, which aims to destroy individual and collective potential yet human rights regards the individual as a person (and spiritually has a 'name').

BTL:Vermont Moves Closer to Establishing Nation's First Single-Payer Health Care System (tags)

Interview with Dr. Deborah Richter, president of Vermont for Single Payer, conducted by Scott Harris

The Founding Fathers: Bill Maher Got It Half Right (tags)

Jefferson was a privileged, rich plantation owner who owned slaves. No wonder he had time to learn six languages, dabble in architecture and play the violin, he didn't have to go to work every day.

Democrats for Neoliberal Education Reform (tags)

The plutocrat and corporately funded DFER has turned "Manufacturing Consent" into an art form. Here we look at how they subverted an entire state legislature to pass one of the most reactionary and backwards education laws in the country, assuring Colorado's quick march towards school privatization and the commoditization of teachers.

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

Public Workers’ Struggle Is Our Struggle (tags)

Though it ended in a setback when the Republican majority in the Wisconsin state legislature used legally dubious tactics to ram the bill through anyway, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s plan to strip his state’s public workers of the right to form unions and bargain collectively has engendered nationwide resistance from America’s increasingly embattled working class. Tens of thousands of people from Wisconsin and elsewhere flooded Madison, the state capital, and occupied the capitol building to protest Walker’s policies, and the Democrats in the Wisconsin State Senate left the state for three weeks to deny Walker and the Republicans the votes they needed to eviscerate the state’s union movement. America’s working and middle classes need to stand strong and fight back in the face of these efforts by the corporate and radical Right to deny the non-rich any voice whatsoever in America’s politics.

Wisconsin: For a General Strike Now! (tags)

A law challenging the very existence unions of government workers has just been rammed through the legislature in Wisconsin. In addition, wages have been slashed by up to 10 percent to make up for cuts to health insurance and pensions. The labor movement and workers nationwide and internationally are vividly aware of the stakes. There has been a lot of talk in the last three weeks about a general strike. The Wisconsin South Central Labor Federation even voted to authorize one. But now that the moment of truth has arrived, the union bureaucrats have gotten cold feet. They are doing everything to prevent strike action and instead to divert anger at this vicious law into a drive to recall Republican senators, to be replaced by Democrats, whose “alternative” budget bill would also have drastically slashed wages and benefits. There should be no delay: this is the hour for powerful labor action. A general strike is needed to shut down Wisconsin now!

Battleground Wisconsin: Corporate Power v. Worker Rights (tags)

worker struggles

Corporate Coup D'Etat in Wisconsin (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin State Senate voted Today to end End Collective Bargaining! (tags)

Late Wednesday, Wisconsin Republicans rammed a measure through the Senate stripping collective bargaining rights from most public workers in the state.... Republicans were able to push through the measure... by separating the collective bargaining provision from the other elements of Governor Scott Walker's "budget repair bill.".... Scott Walker spent three weeks claiming that collective bargaining was a fiscal issue, and then the legislature just passed the bill as “non-fiscal.”..... Within hours of the vote, the Capitol was flooded with thousands of furious protesters......

World March of Women in the Philippines (tags)

Today, women in the Philippines and all over the world gather in different places and spaces to show our collective strength and make our collective voice heard as we speak out our sufferings, challenges, triumphs and aspirations. Our voices are joined together as we resist the abuses and marginalization wrought upon us by economic policies that discriminate against giving women productive employment, just wages and benefits at the workplace, and opportunities for livelihood and income; by societies that allow, or even promote, violence to be committed against women with impunity; by governments and public institutions that turn a blind eye to the human rights of women.

Spreading Activism for Change (tags)

worker struggles

Hidden Provisions in Wisconsin Bill (tags)

worker struggles

Wisconsin governor raises stakes in union fight with threat of job losses (tags)

Republican Scott Walker warns Wisconsin he will fire state workers if his union-busting bill does not pass

Live Reporting from the Wisconsin Protests (tags)

Madison, Wisconsin IMC is offline right now- however there are other NONCORPORATE places to go for breaking news from Wisconsin-

Progressive Partylists in the Philippines support Reproductive Health Bill (tags)

Around a hundred members of the PM, Akbayan and PLM joined officials of government agencies and non-government organizations (NGOs) in a press conference that called on President Benigno C. Aquino III to include the RH bill among government’s priority measures.

SADLY,GATES & BUFFETT ARE OUT OF TOUCH WITH AMERICAN POOR CONCERING THEIR CARING HEARTS (tags)

BILL GATES & WARREN BUFFETT PLEASE STOP RUBBING OUR U.S. POOR'S NOSE IN YOUR INTERNATIONAL POVERTY INTERESTS USING OUR OWN COUNTRIES TAX FREE AMERICAN $$$$...

Marriage Activists Discuss “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Repeal (tags)

Members of the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (S.A.M.E.) discussed the bill Congress passed last December aimed at repealing the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy excluding open Queers from serving in the U.S. military. The discussion, at their regular meeting January 11, revealed mixed feelings; S.A.M.E. members supported “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal as a civil rights issue, but many of them are also anti-war and want Queers to have the right to be in the military — and the good sense not to join.

REP. SPEIER FILED FILIPINO VETERANS FAIRNESS ACT OF 2011 (tags)

Rep. Jackie Speier on Thursday introduced a bill in Congress that seeks to make Filipino veterans of World War II eligible for the same benefits available to U.S. veterans. Speier held a news conference in San Mateo Monday to outline the bill, which has been referred to the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. “It gives full benefits to every Filipino who served in World War II,” Speier said, estimating that approximately 50,000 Filipino soldiers survive.

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.

Israel's Sham Democracy (tags)

democracy in name only

STOP S. 510! Protect Independent Organic Farms! (tags)

If passed without amendments, S. 510, or the "Food Safety Modernization Act" would prevent independent organic farmers from growing and transporting their own food without being burdened by unreasonable regulations that do not apply to the larger corporate farms.

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Says Ethanol Mistake “No Mistake” (tags)

Stewart Alexander says another “inconvenient truth” is that “Washington Democrats and Republicans know how to buy votes; take care of the corporations that produce ethanol, and in return it will generate campaign funding that will generate votes. The 2007 Energy Bill was only about buying political support.”

U.S. Election 2012: Stewart Alexander Targets Health Care Law (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a U.S. Presidential Candidate for 2012, says the Republicans don’t get it; Americans want the health care law repealed; the entire bill. “I am running on an anti-Obama-care ticket. Working people want the health care bill repealed. Now the Republican members in Congress have less than two years to get the job done.”

Franklin Roosevelt's Second Bill of Rights (tags)

his economic bill of rights

Congressional Fleecing the Public Legislation (tags)

congressional fleecing

The Israeli Knesset's Anti-Democratic Agenda (tags)

Israeli repression

BTL:Despite Setbacks, Climate Change Activist Bill McKibben Sponsors Global Day of Action, (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

" IT'S THE ECONOMY STUPID " GOT HIM ELECTED BUT NOW THE INTERNATIONAL POOR COME FIRST .... (tags)

THIS ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT MENTALITY IS SO OBVIOUS THAT ANYONE BELIEVING THAT OUR AMERICAN ELITE CARE ANYTHING ABOUT OUR OWN AMERICANS OVER THEIR GODLY$$ IS A FOOLISH DREAMER...

Bill Rosendahl Helps Homeless Haters Win in Venice (tags)

Councilman Bill Rosendahl, the LAPD, the City Attorney's Office, the Department of Transportation, and LASHA hosted a town hall of hate for homeless people in Venice. Mainstream media is nothing more than a bunch of paparazzi.

Federalization of Contract Guards : FPS Improvement and Accountability Act of 2010 (tags)

Finally, and here is the crux of the DEM bill, if the GAO comes back with a “satisfactory” performance grade for the federal guards in the pilot FPS then FPS is commanded to federalize all contract guards at all Level III and Level IV facilities

Support the Student Privacy Protection Act - prevent release of student info to military (tags)

Petition urging passage of H.R. 1091, a bill to help prevent the automatic release of student information to military recruiters.

Emergency Senate spending bill approved $600M for Border protection (tags)

The new legislation if approved by the House and Senate committee's will include $176 million for 1,000 new border patrol agents to form a new and bigger task strike force to be deployed at critical choke points of the Mexican Drug Cartels smuggling corridors along the border and inland, that are used to bring drugs, undocumented immigrants and possible terrorist into this country.

AFTER TAKING 750 BILLION $$ BAILOUT THEY NOW ARE ALSO DEMANDING 2 TRILLION $$ TAX CUTS ? (tags)

WOW ~ OUR AMERICAN WEALTHY ELITE REALLY MUST THINK OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AMERICANS CAN CONTINUE TO BE FOOLED AGAIN INTO BUYING INTO THEIR BILLIONAIRE MULTI~MILLIONAIRE ESTATE & PERSONAL TAX CUT WELFARE SCENE ??

MHC LAUDS JUDGE’S DECISION TO SUSPEND KEY PARTS OF ARIZONA’S STATE BILL 1070 (tags)

The Migrant Heritage Commission, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization providing services to immigrants, yesterday lauded the decision of US District Judge Susan Bolton to temporarily suspend key parts of Arizona's State Bill 1070. MHC executive director and immigration lawyer Arnedo S. Valera said that Bolton's decision is a victory on the part of the community organizations and institutions who have lobbied against the bill saying that it is unconstitutional and the "wrong approach" to curb the burgeoning problem of illegal aliens in the US.

San Mateo Congresswoman Speier to Introduce New Equity Bill (tags)

In an effort to keep the fight for full equity alive, Filipino veterans and their advocates met with United States Congresswoman Jackie Speier in her San Mateo office last Friday. After the meeting, the veterans and their advocates felt they found a champion in Speier, a Democrat running for reelection in California’s 12th District. In an exclusive interview with Balitang America, Speier said, “In January of next year, if I’m reelected, I’m going to introduce a bill that would give all Filipino veterans from World War II the same equal rights for benefits. That means the veterans will receive pensions and their widows and heirs will receive these benefits should they pass away.”

LETTER TO REP. SPEIER, 12 D-CA (tags)

Thank you for your public announcement of your support for equity! I would like to properly address your questions during our meeting last Friday, July 16th in your district office in my attempt to further elucidate the case of equity for Filipinos and provide an educational tool for your fellow legislators and the American public as we further gather support now for your anticipated sponsorship of a bill on January of 2011.

Under Threat: A Free and Open Internet (tags)

Internet threatened

Stimulus or Austerity: the People vs. the Banks (tags)

The most powerful nations in the world met recently at the G-20 in Toronto and managed to agree on only one thing of significance: the need to reduce deficits, “half by 2013.” Implied by the statement is the need to lower deficits via “austerity,” meaning eliminating or reducing social programs. Why does every mainstream political pundit or corporate CEO fanatically agree that reducing deficits is the most important thing to do now? Let Obama explain:

PRESIDENT OBAMA NEEDS ALL OUR PRAYERS WITH THIS CABAL OF SELFISH WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS ~ (tags)

TAX CUTS & TAX FREE SLUSH FUND FOUNDATIONS FOR OUR WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS AND LOSS OF HOMES,CARS, APARTMENTS etc...4 OUR MIDDLE~CLASS AND WORKING POOR AMERICANS.....

U.S. SENATOR BLANCHE LINCOLN ONLY SHOPS TIFFANY'S !!! (tags)

~ WEALTHY ELITE AMERICANS DO NOT SHOP AT WALMART,THEY SHOP AND BUY IN THE PEOPLES U.S. CONGRESS ~

NOW WE GET IT~ AMERICAN POOR MUST BE GOING TO BE BLESSED BY INTERNATIONAL BILLIONAIRES ?? (tags)

COOL IT POOR AMERICANS, MAYBE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF WEALTHY ELITE BILLIONAIRES WILL BE SENDING THEIR CHARITY $$ TO OUR AMERICAN POOR ???

BTL:Senate Finance Reform Bill Falls Short of Addressing Concentration of Wealth and Power (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

immigration-law-reform (tags)

immigration-law-reform

Mayday March & Rally for Immigrant Rights / Downtown LA (tags)

LA March to ensure Rights of Immigrants in LA and all across America (article as it appears in the Los Angeles Free Press, www.losangelesfreepress.com)

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.

MP3 AUDIO: Speeches from the Shutdown Santa Monica Airport Rally (tags)

Uploaded are speeches by State Assembly Representative Ted Lieu and LA City councilmen; Bill Rosendahl and Paul Koretz.

TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY & SATAN RUN FOR POLITICAL COVER TO ARCHBISHOP JOSE GOMEZ ??? (tags)

WHEN WILL THE ICC OPEN THEIR INVESTIGATION INTO U.S. TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ???

TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY & SATAN HAVE DRIVEN HELTER SKELTER DEATH ROW POLICIES 2 U.S. .. (tags)

TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY & SATAN HAVE DRIVEN HELTER SKELTER DEATH ROW POLICIES 2 U.S.SUPREME COURT IN A MICHAEL DUKAKIS TANK !!!

TOP 10 REASONS WHY TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY IS DENYING HANK SKINNER DNA TESTING !!! (tags)

"And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free " BEHOLD SARAH PALIN FANS,RICK PERRY IS ALREADY DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE IN MAKING SURE *HE AND ONLY tHE*RICK PERRY* WILL BE THE REPUBLICAN 2012 PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE ...

Israel's Infiltration Prevention Bill (tags)

Israel accelerating toward fascism

DR. JACK KEVORKIAN ENLIGHTENS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS ABOUT STATE ASSISTED SUICIDES (tags)

SATAN & GOVERNOR RICK PERRY OF TEXAS VIEW POSSIBLE HUMAN LIFE DIFFERENTLY THEN ALL RELIGIOUS AMERICANS !!!

SATAN & TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY VIEW HUMAN LIFE DIFFERENTLY THEN THE REST OF AMERICANS ~ (tags)

~ HALF OF AMERICA DOES NOT WANT U.S. EXECUTIONS & OTHER HALF ONLY WANTS EXECUTIONS OF ONLY THE CONFIRMED GUILTY GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ~

Arizona concealed weapons bill expected to become law (tags)

Arizona,concealed weapons,guns,gun laws,right to bear arms,U.S.Consitution,2nd amendment

SATANS & TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRYS AGENDA IS OBVIOUSLY NOT TO SAVE INNOCENT U.S. LIFE (tags)

WHILE SATAN & TEXAS GOVERNOR RICK PERRY WERE DENYING HANK SKINNER THE ABILITY TO HAVE HIS DNA TESTED TO PROVE HIS POSSIBLE INNOCENCE BEFORE HIS TEXAS EXECUTION, THE LORD WAS IN OHIO HELPING THESE STATESMEN CREATE THIS FUTURE LEGISLATION TO SAVE INNOCENT HUMAN LIFE !!!

WHILE SATAN WAS IN TEXAS WITH GOVERNOR RICK PERRY ~ GOD WAS SAVING LIVES IN OHIO ! (tags)

GOD HAS SPOKEN & THESE PRECIOUS STATESMEN FROM OHIO HAVE LISTENED UNLIKE GOVERNOR PERRY OF TEXAS ???

UC Berkeley Divestment Vote (tags)

Write to the Student Senate. Time is of the essence.

Washington Asserts Colonial-Style Control of Haiti at UN Donors’ Conference (tags)

"A Washington Post blog on Thursday noted: “Despite universal lip service about the necessity of Haitians taking ownership of their rebuilding, no one was really fooled. Hillary Clinton, as US secretary of state, was co-chair of the conference... Bill Clinton—the “United Nations special envoy for Haiti”—will be calling the shots in the near term in conjunction with Haiti’s prime minister as to the strategy, coordination and direction of that international aid. Can you say, ‘Mr. Viceroy?’” Of the $5.3 billion in short-term aid pledged at the conference, the US accounted for only $1.15 billion, less than the $1.7 billion pledged by the European Union and even less than Venezuela’s pledge of $1.3 billion. The US pledge to help a country whose devastation is largely the result of over a century of American imperialist domination, including repeated military occupations, is a tiny fraction of the amount allocated to bail out Wall Street."

Bogus Washington-Proposed Financial Reform (tags)

banker, not people reform

Craven Democrats (tags)

"“The some 3,000 (corporate) lobbyists in Washington, whose dirty little hands are all over the bill, have once more betrayed the American people for money.” “The bill is another example of why change will never come from within the Democratic Party. The party is owned and managed by corporations.”

Obamacare's Passage: A Full-Scale Retreat (tags)

a scheme to ration care and enrich corporate providers

Obama rushed to hospital (tags)

With a pre-existing condition

Defeat in Victory: The Democrat's Health Care Bill (tags)

What looks like a big victory for Obama and the Democrats may be their greatest undoing. It’s true that the passage of Obama’s health care bill represents a significant political victory for the Democrats. But sometimes a battle won could equal a lost war. It’s telling that Obama had so much trouble in getting his own party to pass the bill on a simple majority basis: the bill was so blatantly watered down with the corporate hose that anyone with their name attached to it feared future electoral doom.

Health Care Bill Provision Ranks as One of the Dumbest Political Moves of All Time (tags)

Obamacare contains a time bomb that blows up five weeks before election day.

The Death of Populism in America (tags)

Obama's destructive health care legislation

Are You Scheduled For Government Interrogation If Senate bill 3081 Is Passed? (tags)

S.3081 is so broadly written, it appears any “individual” who writes on the Internet or verbally express an opinion against U.S. Government or its coalition partners, might potentially be detained on the basis he or she is an “unprivileged enemy belligerent”, “supporting hostilities against U.S. Government.

International Women's Day in the Philippines (tags)

In the Philippines poor children die at three times the rate of the children of the rich, according to latest UN data.

“Hail to the Cheat,” a political novel, by Ted Venetoulis - A Review (tags)

Americans need a good laugh. After eight years of Dubya, and one year of President Barack Obama, who prefers to be loved and not feared, a political spoof has arrived to save the day. It’s Ted Venetoulis’ fun-filled novel, “Hail to the Cheat.” President Lance Billingsley gets caught by the First Lady, Jessica Berringer, “doing” her dear friend, Sondra Heatherstone, on the carpet and in the buff in the Oval Office! Fireworks quickly erupt!

The Great Bi-Partisan Deception (tags)

Some cancer is too aggressive even for chemotherapy. The US political system is infected with such a disease; and we may be witnessing the first death spasms. In a country ravaged by war and economic crisis, with tens of millions of people suffering, politicians are capable of doing absolutely nothing to help ordinary people. The only two “achievements” of the Democrat’s super majority in the Senate — over the course of five months — were an ineffectual stimulus package and a “surge” of troops in Afghanistan.

Is America going dumb as well as fascist? (tags)

Is it something in the food or on TV?

Renewed Anti-Immigrant Drive Continues (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This in light of the renewed anti-immigrant bias following the botched attempt to blow-up a jetliner by a Nigerian immigrant during the Christmas season. And also this is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities.

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities. This is the same condition when the federal government twiddled its thumbs during the Civil Rights Movement, local police departments in the South led the forces of reaction and bigotry against the Black freedom struggle.

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 ???

Dump the Health Insurance Bill (tags)

With the death of the “public option,” the Medicare buy-in and everything else in the proposed health insurance “reform” bill that might actually serve the public good, the bill is now nothing more than a giant, $1 trillion-plus corporate welfare program for the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries. Its meager promises of reform in the way the health insurance industry does business — no total caps on coverage or exclusion of “pre-existing conditions” — are likely to be flouted in practice. The progressive community made a serious mistake by not staging their own protests and disrupting Congressional town-hall meetings to demand single-payer and other progressive reforms — and as a result it will be the Republican Party and the Right in general which will reap the benefit of the putrid piece of corporate welfare the Democrats are trying to palm off on the American people as “health reform.”

New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.

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.

The Devastating Consequences of a Corporate Health Care Bill (tags)

Wading through the endless debate over health care has exhausted the patience of most Americans — the zigzags, obscure language, and long-winded discussion is inherently repulsive. But now the dust is starting to settle, and the Congressional vision for health care in the U.S. is emerging. Instead of being “progressive,” it will amount to a massive, corporate-inspired attack on American workers, the elderly, and the poor.

Democrats Won’t Discuss Collateral Economic Damage Health Care bill Will Cause Americans (tags)

Americans that can’t afford health insurance or pay opt-out penalties, the IRS shall pursue and may file liens destroying their credit.

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.

STOP STUPAK Rally (tags)

Planned Parenthood Los Angeles needs your help to represent the opposition to the horrendous Stupak Ammendment. Please come out tomorrow, Friday, Nov. 20, and stand with us to speak out against this retrogressive bill.

Media Disseminated Myths about Obamacare (tags)

lies and deceit about health care reform

BTL:Pro Choice Groups Declare War on Anti-Abortion Amendment in Healthcare Bill (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

BTL:Healthcare Bill Passed by House Fails to Deliver Real Reform (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Poor Nations Offer Paid Sick Leave; Why Can’t U.S. Workers Receive It? (tags)

This great essay by Kelber says that almost every single country out there supports new mothers and sick workers, except the United States of America. Poor countries are doing better by their workers than our country is. This is PATHETIC.

GABNET DECRIES "TRADE-OFF" OF REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS FOR HEALTHCARE REFORM (tags)

GABNet condemns the Stupak-Pitts Amendment to House Resolution 3277, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives this past Saturday, November 7th.

Obama Praises Repub Bob Gates & Signs More War & Fascism Spending Bills (tags)

Honesty is always the best policy and Democrat Obama told the truth as to who he is on 10/28/09 when he praised Bush's War Sec, Republican Bob Gates as he signed the National Defense Authorization Act and on 10/29/09, a bill for the Gestapo, the "Homeland" Security Dept, giving $724 billion for war and fascism while we have poverty, no schools, no healthcare, no jobs. Democrat Obama ALWAYS WAS AND STILL IS a millionaire, warmonger, death penalty promoter. This is what you voted for when you voted either Democrat or Republican in November 2008.

BTL:Concessions in Cap and Trade Bill Boost Nuclear Power, Offshore Oil Drilling (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

BTL:Health Care Reform Bills Could Reverse Insurance Discrimination Against Women (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Health Bill Raises Economic Concern For Real Estate (tags)

Has Obama discounted the collateral economic damage and costs the current health bill proposals will cause Americans via surcharges and higher taxes?

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?

Actions Spreading Across the U.S. Against Corporate-Driven Climate Policy (tags)

As groups protest the Pittsburgh International Coal Conference days before the G-20 arrives in the city, additional actions against U.S. climate policy and the fossil fuels industry took place on both the east and west coasts.

Obama's Empty Labor Day Speech (tags)

President Obama is a friend of the working people…one day a year. The rest of the year he is rewarding banks with bailouts and war contractors with more war. On Labor Day, workers were offered nothing of substance, just kind words. Obama began his speech by spending an excessive amount of time exaggerating the leadership abilities of both AFL-CIO officials and Ohio’s Democratic representatives. The motive was simple: the “partnership” between organized labor and the Democratic Party is central to the languishing existence of the two-party system, while helping to keep the labor movement in an equal state of decline and decay.

Congressmember Davis Speaks at Orderly Town-Hall Meeting (tags)

Elsewhere in the country Democratic Congressmembers are being heckled and sometimes driven off the stage when they try to hold town-hall meetings to explain the health-care reform bill the House is currently debating. Not in San Diego August 11, where Congressmember Susan Davis was able to hold a meeting in peace and discuss the issue in a polite, civil manner. This was largely due to the strategy of the sponsoring organization, the Hillcrest Town Council, which admitted their own members and Hillcrest residents first -- thereby assuring Davis a mostly liberal audience that wouldn't try to disrupt her meeting.

‘volunteer’ (tags)

‘volunteer’

Learning from Card Check's Death (tags)

Maybe you didn’t hear the news: Card Check — the key provision of the Employee Free Choice Act — is dead. You might not have gotten the message because U.S. labor “leaders” are remarkably silent on the issue. Not a peep. The media, however, has the story right: the Democrats are now officially seeking a compromise, one that strips the bill of its essence — the right for workers to start a union by stating their intention to do so. So why are most union leaders so quiet? No one likes to talk about their blunders, especially the colossal type. The defeat of Card Check is a mighty blow to labor, and admitting that your strategy failed to achieve it may cause others to question your authority.

The Democrats Abandon the Environment (tags)

“As a banker, I also welcome the fact that the 'cap-and-trade' system is becoming the dominant methodology for [carbon dioxide] control.” -Simon Linnett, Executive Vice Chairman of Rothschild Bank. Can the looming environmental catastrophe be solved by environmentalists working side by side with Wall Street Bankers? Such a question doesn’t deserve a serious answer. The Democrats, however, are attempting to address the issue of global warming by developing a “partnership” between those who love the earth, and those who love only profits.

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

ADL Hate Laws Hate Freedom of Speech (tags)

The Anti-Defamation League (as its contrarian euphemism for an organization that does little, if anything, to fight defamation against Arabs and Muslims by rabid Islamo-phobes in the U.S. like Jewish-American Michael Savage) is “again” proposing another anti-free-speech bill disguised as the “Megan Meier Cyberbullying Prevention Act” HR 1966, which makes it a thought crime to “intimidate” and “harass” anyone over the Internet or on the airwaves.

KPFA Flashpoints Radio: oil wars, oil taxes, and California Assembly Bill 656 (tags)

Conversation with Nora Barrows Friedman, co-host of KPFA-Berkeley's Flashpoints Investigative Radio, about both, and independent journalist Ann Garrison about oil wars and oil taxes and California Assembly Bill 656.

BTL:Day of Action on Global Warming Set for October 24th (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Holocaust deniers are prosecuted in Europe. (tags)

Now Nakba deniers should also be prosecuted in Europe.

Health Advocate McGuire Speaks Out for Single-Payer (tags)

Andrew McGuire, who's been active in grass-roots health campaigns for over 35 years, came to San Diego May 7 to speak at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church as part of his campaign to get a single-payer health care system enacted and operating in California. McGuire was eloquent about the "immoral, demeaning and lethal" health care system the U.S. has now, and the political pressures making reform impossible at the federal level,but even some progressives in his audience were concerned about details in the plan he was promoting.

Former S&L Regulator: Absolutely A Banking Bailout Coverup (tags)

This Bill Moyers interview is going viral so fast, I can’t even keep up with it. And for a very good reason - former S&L regulator Bill Black explains exactly why the current banking bailout is a mistake. Hat-tip to Crooks & Liars for content!

Biden Hopes Specter Backs Employee Free Choice Compromise (tags)

Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday he believes Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter would have "an open mind" on voting for a bill that makes it easier to form unions if a compromise emerges.

The Fight Continues For The Employee Free Choice Act EFCA and The Truth! (tags)

Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) today repeated his intent on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to block a Senate vote on the Employee Free Choice Act, despite his past support of the bill. The bill hasn’t changed—so why has Specter flipped?

Sen. Blanche Lincoln announces opposition to Employee Free Choice Act EFCA. (tags)

Employee Free Choice EFCA: "I cannot support that bill. I cannot support it in its current form," Lincoln told those gathered for the luncheon at the governor's mansion. "I may not have said that as clearly before, but I'm saying it now."

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.

GMO Proliferation Bills (tags)

GMO pollution

Unraveling The Card Check Debate (tags)

Sometimes in politics a particular issue strikes at the core of deeper social-economic forces. Card Check - properly named The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA)- is such an issue. EFCA, if implemented as proposed, would allow workers at any work place to join a union simply by having the majority of employees sign union authorization cards. The current law mandates that there be a secret ballot election one month after the requisite number of signed cards are submitted. This one-month period allows employers to mount campaigns to discourage employees from voting for a union, often using conscious distortions and intimidation as tactics. EFCA would prohibit newly unionized workers from striking for two years to gain a first contract. Moreover, if a first contract has not been negotiated within the first three months, a Federal Mediator can step in and impose a contract. Currently, employers who are compelled to recognize a union do not have to concede to a negotiated contract at all; and if, after one year a contract has not been negotiated, the union can be subjected to a vote of decertification, which is often the case.

EFCA Specter Announcement Opens Door to Debate and Possible Compromise ? (tags)

Employee Free Choice Act: The Wall Street Journal has reported a top official in organized labor acknowledged that some changes to controversial legislation that would make it easier for unions to organize might be needed in order to attract more support from lawmakers.

U.S. Representatives Seek Community Support (tags)

Congresswoman Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Gutierrez (D-IL) seeking support for immigration reform to keep families together

Dodd and Geithner should resign (tags)

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

Can alternative energy effectively repalce fossil fuels? (tags)

Oil is running out and coal burning is cooking the planet. The Obama administration just passed a stimulus bill with billions in it for alternative energy development. The question that remains is whether or not wind, solar and other renewables can actually provide for current energy needs.

Why do These Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker Continue to Spread Lies about The EFCA? (tags)

What is the Strategy being used by Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker from Tennessee, in their attempt to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act? Keep Spreading LIES about the Employee Free Choice Act and Supporting The Secret Ballot Protection Act ( Better Known as The Employer FEAR and Intimidation Act )

Why do These Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker Continue to Spread Lies about The EFCA? (tags)

What is the Strategy being used by Senators DeMint-Enzi and Bob Corker from Tennessee, in their attempt to defeat the Employee Free Choice Act? Keep Spreading LIES about the Employee Free Choice Act and Supporting The Secret Ballot Protection Act ( Better Known as The Employer FEAR and Intimidation Act )

Take action to end marijuana prohibition in California! (tags)

Urge your legislators to support Assemblyman Tom Ammiano's marijuana legalization and regulation bill A.B. 390! Let's end marijuana prohibition in California! Stop wasting tax dollars incarcerating non-violent marijuana consumers!

FIGHT RACISM ,FIGHT FOR JUSTICE AND EQUITY (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) expresses its opposition to the lump sum provision included in the Stimulus Bill or the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Section 1001. Title X. In the Stimulus bill that passed, the lump sum bill still has a “quit claim” or a foreclosure to any claim for a lifetime full pension benefit. While the $15, 000 for US citizens or $9,000 for non US citizens may provide temporary relief, THERE IS NO PROVISION FOR RECOGNITION!

JFAV BLASTS GOP ON VETERANS BENEFITS BILL (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) criticized the republicans in the US Congress for their unreasonable opposition to the $198-million Filipino veterans pension provision that found its way into President Barack Obama’s pet – the Economic Stimulus Bill. The veterans benefits is widely criticized by Republican members of Congress as having no place in the controversial and complex piece of legislation. They said the lump sum pension bill meant for about 18,000 Filipino veterans who fought side by side U.S. forces against the Japanese during World War II would “clutter” a bill that is already riddled with questionable and “wasteful earmarks.” “The Republicans like Senator Burr and Rep. Buyer readily forget they owe Filipino veterans a debt of gratitude for winning the war in the Pacific. They only want to bail-out the corporations not the people. Republicans and conservative” blue dog” democrats are outright ingrates!”, JFAV National Coordinator Arturo Garcia exclaimed.

SAN FRANCISCO VETS PETITIONS PELOSI ON STIMULUS BILL (tags)

A groups of San Francisco Filipino World War II veterans sent a petition to Speaker Nancy Pelosi at the San Francisco State Building to expresses grave concern on the fate of the Stimulus Bill on which the Filipino veterans benefits bill that now hangs by a thread. While the Stimulus bill passed the Senate last Tuesday, Feb 10, it will still go to a bicameral conference. The San Francisco Filipino veterans and their advocates sent the petition to the Speaker office last February 10, to make sure that it will not suffer the fate of S. 1315.

NO TO LUMP SUM WITHOUT FULL RECOGNITION,JUSTICE AND EQUITY, NOW! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) expresses grave concern on the fate of the Stimulus Bill on which the Filipino veterans benefits bill is now hangs by a thread. While the US Senate passed the Stimulus bill, it will still go on a bicameral conference to settle its differences and the veterans befits bill is in danger of being dropped again. Senator Inouye inserted the benefits bill and promised to resign as Senate Appropriations chair if the Filipino veterans bill does not pass. On February 18, 2009 is the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act that took away the rights of the Filipinos to get equal benefits. The Congress did this to the Filipinos out of around 60 nationalities who served the US Armed Forces.

NO TO LUMP SUM WITHOUT RECOGNITION (tags)

Los Angeles – The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) expresses grave concern on the fate of the Stimulus Bill on which the Filipino veterans benefits bill is now hangs by a thread. This February 18, 2009 is the 63rd anniversary of the Rescission Act that took away the rights of the Filipinos to get equal benefits. The Congress did this to the Filipinos out of around 60 nationalities who served the US Armed Forces. If this is not outright racism, what is this?

Senate votes to give a tax break to new car buyers (tags)

Alternative economics emphasizes reducing working hours, investing in the infrastructure, expanding the public sector, reducing consumption, ending wars of choice and reconsidering the 700 military bases in 130 countries-all seemingly taboo.

NO LUMP SUM WITHOUT RECOGNITION (tags)

We stand to educate and politicize the community on the issue as opposed to the advice of the Philippine government’s representative for veterans to “keep quiet for the next four months.” We empower the Filipino and the American communities if they know the historical injustice, facts and options as only an educated people can bring about real change to the how the US government regard the veterans. Veterans and advocates for genuine equity are on a crossroad now. Is it lump sum first or full recognition and lifetime pension benefit right away? This paper attempts to provoke discussion among veterans, widows, families, advocates and the public in general.

Reid: Vote on Employee Free Choice Act card check bill, a labor priority, likely in summer (tags)

Washington — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said the Senate will likely turn its attention this summer to the Employee Free Choice Act — the union organizing bill being watched in Las Vegas and across the nation.

Senate boosts wilderness protection across US (tags)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a rare Sunday session, the Senate advanced legislation that would set aside more than 2 million acres in nine states as wilderness. Majority Democrats assembled more than enough votes to overcome GOP stalling tactics in an early showdown for the new Congress.

REP. MANDANAS VISITS LOS ANGELES, CONDUCTS DIALOGUE WITH FILAM VETERANS (tags)

Philippine Congressman Herminigildo Mandanas together with Los Angeles Consul General Mary Jo B. Aragon held a dialogue with the Filipino American veterans and community leaders last Friday, January 9 at FASGI, 135 N. Parkview St. Los Angeles. They discussed the Filipino Veterans Support Bill, or SB 3689 that passed the Senate hearings last November 17 remains as the foremost concern of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV). Heated Discussion There was a heated discussion on the lump sum bill when JFAV leader Arturo P. Garcia brought put the fact that the SB 3689 has a quit claim and offers no recognition to the veterans. He also scored the vagueness of the bill.

Workers Understand Democracy, Say Pass Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

Almost eight in 10 Americans support legislation that would make it easier for workers to join or organize labor unions, according to a new national survey from Peter D. Hart and Associates released this week.

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.

Housing Loan $ Rescinded by CA agency (tags)

Thousands of soon-to-be home owners are suddenly left hanging as California slides into financial crisis. The decision was made by the Pooled Money Investment Board (PMIB), part of the State Treasurer's Office under Bill Lockyer.

bill richardsons bio (tags)

bio of a liar

JFAV Represents in Big Events (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) continues it unrelenting advocacy even in the advent of the Christmas season 2008. While the Filipino Veterans Support Bill, SB 3689 hangs in the balance like SB 1315, different JFAV chapters continued it activities everywhere.

JFAV Represented in Big Events in WAshington DC and SFO (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) continues it unrelenting advocacy even in the advent of the Christmas season 2008. While the Filipino Veterans Support Bill, SB 3689 hangs in the balance like SB 1315, different JFAV chapters continued it activities everywhere.

WIDOWS AND RELATIVES OF FILIPINO VETERANS WILL FORM GROUP FOR EQUITY AND BENEFITS (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) together with the Society of Guerillas and Scouts (SGS) will hold an organizing meeting for widows and relatives of Filipino World War II veterans on Monday, at 10:00 AM December 8, 2008 at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center at Fountain St/Vermont, CA 90027. The event will mark the formal entry of the United States into the Second World War with the bombing of Pearl Harbor by the Japanese in Hawaii on December 7, 1941.

NO THANKSGIVING GIFT FOR FILIPINO VETERANS (tags)

The long wait for veterans benefits and equity still goes on as Thanksgiving Day sets in without the much awaited results from the US Congress lame duck session. According to JFAV representative and World War II Veteran from San Francisco, Mr. Reggie Nacua who went to lobby with the ACFV in Washington DC reported that the Senate instead passed in its hearings -the S. 3869 also known as the Filipino Veterans Support Bill.

Eworld Music and the Award Show Confusion (tags)

Eworlde Companies, Inc brings confusion to the long standing LA Music Scene with new award show for lesser known artists, the Hollywood Music Awards.

VETERANS DAY COMMEMORATIONS TO BE HELD NATIONWIDE FROM NOV. 6-11, 2008 (tags)

“Despite delays in passing the Filipino Veterans benefits and equity bill in the US Congress this year, the Filipino American community is highly hopeful the reconciled bill will pass this year. This will be the focus of the Veterans Day commemoration nationwide from Hawaii to Washington DC ” JFAV National Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia boldly announced this optimistic prediction.

JFAV Optomistic on the passage of the veterans benefits bill this year. (tags)

Taking time-off from its hectic activities to pass the veterans benefits bill pending in the US Congress, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) commemorated the 64th Year of the Leyte landing, October 20, 1944- the start of the Liberation of the Philippines with the proper rites at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) in Vermont and Fountain St in Los Angeles on Oct. 22, 2008. The veterans and their advocates are still very hopeful that the US Congress will convene the joint conference committee to reconcile the three separate bills for Filipino veterans. At present the S. 1315, HR 6897 and the Chat Edwards bill that appropriated $198 million for the veterans needs to be reconciled. The JFAV and the ACFV is still highly optimistic that the reconciled bill that will grant recognition and give benefits to the Filipino veterans will be enacted before the US Congress ends this year.

Scholars for 9-11 Truth & Justice Misrepresented in Draft Bill Sent to 8 House Members (tags)

On October 18, 2008, an OpEdNews article titled, "8 House Members View Draft Bill on Independent Science/Tech Probe of WTC 1, 2, 7 Collapses," was published by four members of the group Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice (STJ911.org). The authors of the article and draft bill are not spokespersons for Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, and therefore are individually responsible for it. Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice does not endorse the draft bill due to the inclusion of numerous unscientific claims and misrepresentations, and condemns in the strongest of terms any associations between the organization and the claims presented by the authors of this bill. As stated at the front page of their website, Scholars for 9-11 Truth and Justice "take[s] care to present the strongest, most credible research available..."

AJLPP Supports JFAV Mass Actions (tags)

Bailout the Filipino Veterans, Not the Corrupt Capitalists! The AJLPP urgently calls on the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia announced. In this regard the AJLPP supports the Justice for the Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) in its call for nationwide mass actions against blatant racism and struggle for for veteran rights.

Iraq Vet Paul Rieckhoff Speaks at City College (tags)

Paul Rieckhoff, Iraq War veteran, executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) and author of a book about his war experiences called "Chasing Ghosts: Failures and Façades in Iraq," spoke October 4 at San Diego City College about the war, the needs of returning veterans and how various elected officials are responding to the veterans' issues his group regards as priorities.

reps threatened with martial law over bailout bill   (tags)

Democratic Congressman: Representatives Were Threatened With Martial Law In America Over Bailout Bill..

AJLPP Support JFAV Mass Actions for the Final Push for Filipino Veterans Rights- (tags)

“ The demand of Filipino World War II veterans for their benefits and rights is just and reasonable cause and no amount of denial and delay from the US Congress can justify its callous and racist actions of stalling the benefits bill denied from them for 63 years.” The AJLPP stands for and supports the final offensive in the US Congress focused on the Senate to call a conference committee to pass the veterans bill, AJLPP West Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia said. The mass actions will be held from October 3 to 10, 2008 U.S wide.

AJLPP Condemns Capitalist Bailout (tags)

he US House of Representatives approved a $700 billion bailout package for US banks, under pressure from all sides as the effort to head off a spreading financial crisis hung in the balance. President Bush happily signed the bill into a law at the White House today. October 3, 2008.

Urgent Urgent Urgent Urgent Urgent (tags)

Express your opposition to the Wall Street bailout now!

World War II veterans (tags)

When Japan surrendered on Aug. 14, 1945, we who had fought as regular army or as guerrillas suddenly became veterans. The terrible war was finally over and everybody looked to picking up the pieces in a regime of peace. From what I read in the papers, the pension is not much. But the feeling among most veterans seems to be that whatever the pension may finally be, it will be better than nothing. The Americans have pummeled the Filipino veterans into submission. He now goes around with a begging bowl in hand. This is the greatest insult and the most pitiful tragedy.

BAILOUT THE FILIPINO WORLD WAR II VETERANS< NOT THE CAPITALIST CROOKS! (tags)

Good news! The US Congress extended their sessions for the next two weeks because the bailout bill was defeated in the lower house. For us this will a new window of opportunity to pass the SB 1315 with recognition and restored benefits for our WWI veterans. The next two weeks Sept 30-OCT 10, 2008 WILL BE CRUCIAL because the joint Congress conference committee will decide how to reconcile the two disparate bills- SB 1315 and HR 6897 that gives nothing to the Filipino veterans.

ACT NOW FOR FILIPINO VETERANS EQUITY (tags)

The next two weeks SEPT 26-OCT 9, 2008 WILL BE CRUCIAL because the joint Congress conference committee will decide how to reconcile the two disparate bills- SB 1315 and HR 6897- the inequity bill that gives nothing to the Filipino veterans. For the latest news, the lower house has alloted $ 198 million for the benefits under the HB 6897 as a result of our actions. Are we contented with this? NO! A MILLION TIMES NO! While the US Congress will bail out crooked and corrupt corporations with our money, they give pennies to our veterans? We say PASS 1315 and restore Section 4 for Filipino veterans and trash HB 6897 ( Filner's Folly) - the quit claim bill!

Fight Racism, Struggle for Filipino Veterans Rights (tags)

The next two weeks SEPT 26-OCT 9, 2008 WILL BE CRUCIAL because the joint Congress conference committee will decide how to reconcile the two disparate bills- SB 1315 and HR 6897- the inequity bill that gives nothing to the Filipino veterans. For the latest news, the lower house has alloted $ 198 million for the benefits under the HB 6897 as a result of our actions. Are we contented with this? NO! A MILLION TIMES NO! The US Congress will bail out crooked and corrupt corporations with our money, they give pennies to our veterans? We say PASS 1315 and restore their benefits.

Political Left Chattering Class Once Again Misses the Forest (tags)

It looks like the chattering class doesn't want to see the connection the Wall Street Bailout and the Stimulus Bill Filibustered by Republicans

Philippine women’s groups urge lawmakers to pass Reproductive Health Bill (tags)

MANILA, Philippines – A day before several lawmakers deliver their respective sponsorship speeches on the controversial bill promoting the use of both artificial and natural means of family planning, among others, a network of more than 50 non-government and people's organizations advocating women's and people's rights today urged other members of the House of Representatives to affirm women’s right to reproductive self-determination, and to support the immediate passage of the Reproductive Health Bill.

SB 1315 STILL HOPES TO PASS! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) and the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans (ACFV) and other veterans advocates have rejected the Filner proposal- HR 6897 confident that S-1315 still has a chance of passing. “1315 is alive and well,” stressed Eric Lachica, executive director of the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans. “ The house version of SB 1315 still can pass,” says Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) leader Arturo P.Garcia said: “ If the democrats will do their job, they can pass it. We do not want the Filner’s quitclaim bill. Let our voices be heard loud and clear.”

PASS THE HOUSE VERSION OF SB 1315, NOW! (tags)

It’s been 18 years running and with less than a week left, the house version of SB 1315 still hangs in a balance. The democrats led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi have not authorized the bill to be discussed or voted on the floor since April. House veterans affairs committee chairman Bob Filner, running for re-election in California’s heavily ethnic southern San Diego district, has offered a compromise bill that would provide a one-time, lump-sum payment of $15,000 for US-based Filipino veterans and $9,000 for those in the Philippines. JFAV and ACFV and other veterans advocates have rejected the Filner proposal, confident that S-1315 still has a chance. “The way we see it,” says Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) leader Arturo P.Garcia said: “The Democrats are not doing their job. We voted them into office to pass this bill. But now, they are not moving and making the same empty promises.”

As Rome Burns, Nero Safe In His Tower, High Above the Flames, Sings Playing His Lyre (tags)

As Rome Burns To The Ground, Nero, Safe Is His Palace Tower High Above the Flames, Sings Gaely, Playing His Lyre, While Drunk on the Finest Greek Wine.

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

e are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises.

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises. Time and excuses are running out. We demand that your office and all the members of the House of Representatives to act now and house version of S.B. 1315 now!

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises. Time is of the essence for these American veterans who were victims of the unjust Recession Act that was passed on February 18th, 1946. Of the 250,000 Filipino soldiers who served under the American Flag during World War II, only 18,000 are still alive with more veterans dying everyday

AN OPEN LETTER TO SPEAKER NANCY PELOSI (tags)

We are writing to you on the matter of the pending House version of SB 1315 pending at the House of Representatives. We hold you, as the Speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party, responsible for not passing the bill in the house You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into vote despite several promises. Time is of the essence for these American veterans who were victims of the unjust Recession Act that was passed on February 18th, 1946. Of the 250,000 Filipino soldiers who served under the American Flag during World War II, only 18,000 are still alive with more veterans dying everyday.

HRC Head Does Damage Control on Transgender Rights (tags)

Joe Solmonese, president of the Human Rights Campaign — America's largest Queer-rights organization — came to San Diego July 24 to organize support for his group's campaign against Proposition 8, which would reverse the California Supreme Court's decision allowing same-sex couples to marry. But most of his 10-minute speech was damage control to repair HRC's relations with the Transgender community, strained by the group's decision last October to support a federal Queer-rights bill that doesn't protect Transgender people.

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.

JUSTICE AND EQUITY NOW! (tags)

Different Filipino Veterans groups marked the 67th year Filipino soldiers conscription day or the USAFFE DAY, July 26, 1941 with festivities and protests. More than 15 veterans and community leaders of Southern California. In a symbolic protest-- signed an open letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanding the passage of the SB 1315 version in the house that has been languishing in the US Congress for more than 18 years. In a community forum sponsored by the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) held at SIPA on July 25, 2008, they declared: “ We hold you as a the speaker and the leader of the Democratic Party responsible for not passing the bill in the house. You have the responsibility to answer why the bill has not been discussed or have not been put into a vote despite several promises.” The Filipino leaders demand that the SB 1315 version in the house be passed before the US Congress recess on August 31.

A CALL TO ACTION: PASS THE EQUITY BILL, NOW! (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of veterans, students, youth and community advocates calls on all Filipinos, Filipino Americans and allies to write to Speaker of the House Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and 245 congresspersons to discuss and pass the equity bill, HB 760 pending before the lower house of the US Congress, NOW! Last July 18 and 19, during the emergency conference of the JFAV ,Filipino veterans groups like PAVA-SC, SGS and UFAV with the Washington ACFV we decided to ask for a vote on th HR 760 on the floor of the US Congress. This is after a long wait and the promise of Speaker Pelosi that " if we got 290 votes she will put the bill on the floor." We feel that at most we have 220 votes to pass the bill. Waiting for 290 will just delay the bill to eternity. For four times, Congressman Bob Filner and Pelosi promised to pass the bill for the last two years to no avail. Please email, write them letters and call or fax their offices for them to act on the bill ASAP. The US Congress is ending its session by August 31. Remember its election time this year. Let not the elections sidetrack our advocacy for our veterans.

It's make-or-break for Pinoy vets' bill (tags)

World War II veteran Guillermo Rumingan had a teleconference with other veterans and their supporters and plotted what could be the last chapter of a historic run to push the Filipino Veterans’ Equity Bill. From Hawaii to California to Washington State to Virginia, they weighed their options that seemed to thin with each passing hour. After a triumphant 96-1 Senate vote to pass S-1315, which contained provisions for Filipino veterans’ equity, the bill is now stalled in the House of Representatives. Although the 110th Congress is scheduled to hold sessions until the last week of September, veterans activists are looking at the week beginning August 4 as the last window to realize an over 60-year-old dream. If nothing happens by then, all the historic gains achieved this year will come to naught. They had an appointment with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week, but she was not available and only one of her staff members faced the veterans led by Eric Lachica, executive director of the Virginia-based American Coalition of Filipino Veterans. "She wanted 290 sure votes for S-1315," Rumingan told ABS-CBN’s Balitang America.

KPFK and Free Speech Radio News Censor Obama's Breach of Promise to Filibuster FILSA Bill (tags)

Daily listeners relying on the kpfk 6 p.m. evening news would not known that Obama's vote for Bush FILSA legislation breached a primary campaign promise to filibuster it.

A Tribute to the Godfathers of the Sunset Strip (tags)

The Sunset Strip is the biggest thing in the musical universe. More rock music legends have come out of that location than any other place on earth, so why not have a festival to celebrate it's greatness?

Sunset Strip Music Festival (tags)

When I first heard about this event, I thought to myself," it's about time." After all, the Sunset Strip is the biggest thing in the musical universe. More rock music legends have come out of that location than any other place on earth, so why not have a festival to celebrate it's greatness?

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.

PGMA US VISIT, PATHETIC DISPLAY OF MENDICACY OF A US PUPPET (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) today expresses outrage over the passing of the more than $ 628 B budget to fund the Iraq –Afghanistan war yesterday, June 26 in the US Congress while that the Filipino Veterans Equity bill that was languishing in the US congress for more than 18 years was not even discussed. Aside approving the war budget, the high profile legislative visit or the lobby by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took precedence in the House of Representatives. It is high point in mendicancy for the president of the Philippines to let herself be stereotyped as “cooks” and “Philippine-Americans” by no less President Bush during their White House meeting.

PGMA US VISIT, CREDIT GRABBING AND A HIGH POINT OF MENDICACY OF A US PUPPET (tags)

Money for the Filipino Veterans, Not a Penny for the war in Iraq! Money for People’s Needs, Not for the War! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) today expresses outrage over the passing of the more than $ 628 B budget to fund the Iraq –Afghanistan war yesterday, June 26 in the US Congress while that the Filipino Veterans Equity bill that was languishing in the US congress for more than 18 years was not even discussed.

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.

TILL NO EQUITY BILL, PGMA US VISIT-A SPOILER? (tags)

The Justice for Filipino Veterans (JFAV) expressed dismay that the equity bill was not discussed last Wednesday, June 25. Instead, the legislative visit or the lobby by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo took precedence in the House of Representatives. She awarded the "order of the golden" heart in behalf of her government for US representatives even if the US lower house did not act upon the bill and discussed it on the floor. The information received from the veterans lobby group in Washington DC, the American Coalition of Filipino Veterans (ACFV) said the bill will a chance to be voted on the floor on Wednesday, June 25. But it was not the case.

Conflicted on the vets (tags)

There is an inherent conflict in writing a weekly opinion column, as I have done for the last 20 years, and in being an elected public official in San Francisco, as I have been for the last 17 years. It is an occupational hazard that from time to time, I have expressed opinions which offended certain individuals who happen to be San Francisco voters. Most recently I wrote two columns about the need for the Filipino community to express our unequivocal support for the Filipino veterans equity bill, S.1315, which passed the U.S. Senate 96-1 on April 24, 2008, and which is currently pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Betrayal of the Filipino Veterans (tags)

Just as the U.S. House of Representatives was about to vote on S.1315 -- known as the "Veterans' Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007" -- a group of Filipino-Americans from San Francisco drove a polarizing wedge that could potentially impede the passage of the bill. Indeed, what was almost a certainty two weeks ago is now in jeopardy.

Pass the Equity Bill NOW -JFAV (tags)

For us in the Filipino American community , the passage of the H.R. 760 , the Filipino Veterans Equity is of the utmost importance. This issue continues to be the most urgent and longest standing injustice our community has faced for decades. Thank you for your continued leadership and support in fighting for the enactment of the Filipino WWII Veterans Act of 2007, H.R. 760. As a faithful constituent, we recognize that you are an ally in this campaign and ask that the Filipino WWII Veterans Equity bill be made a priority in your already historic role as Speaker of the House.( As a congressperson from ____)

Equity Bill in the US Congress -Another Broken Promise? (tags)

he Democrats since 2006 have promised to pass the equity bill in the US congress. Even Philippine President jumped into the bandwagon. She will be thanking US President Bush for signing the equity bill, even though the bill is not yet on the floor of the house. But what really happened? What wrong with the bill? Is the equity bill dead?

ROUGH SAILING FOR THE VETERANS EQUITY BILL IN CONGRESS? (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), the alliance of veterans groups and advocates through its Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia expressed dismay over the failure of Democratic Party Speaker Nancy Pelosi to present to the floor of the house HR 760 or the Veterans Equity Bill before the memorial day weekend. JFAV learned from different sources that the reason for the untimely delay was the strong opposition from the “ blue dog” democrats. The blue dogs are the fiscally conservative democrats in the congress. The fear is that they might vote with the conservative Republicans against the equity bill.. ‘

The fight for Filipino veterans' equity: A struggle against racism (tags)

After 63 years, the U.S. Senate finally passed the Veterans Expanded Benefits Bill on April 24 with a vote of 96 to 1. But can this act of Congress giveA back justice and equity for Filipino veterans who were denied their rights for 63 long years? The Philippines was a colony of the United States when World War II broke out in 1941. In a hurry to defend its colonial possessions in the Pacific, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt formed the United States Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) and integrated the 70,000-strong Commonwealth Army of the Philippines into the 30,000-troop U.S. army in the Philippines on July 26, 1941.

Layoffs, Pink Slips, and A Plan to Take Back Washington (tags)

The sheer lack of representation in our government, Local, State, and Federal, has many up in arms as to what can be done. Here are just a few suggestions!

JUSTICE AND EQUITY NOW! (tags)

After 63 years, finally US Senate on April 24, 2008 passed the Veterans Expanded Benefits Bill with a vote of 96-1. This bill is generally an omnibus bill enhancing benefits to most US veterans. The provision of S.57 was partly incorporated in S. 1315 which will afford the Filipino veterans in the US to receive the same benefits as those of their US veteran counterpart. Those who are residing in the Philippines shall receive a monthly special pension of $300/month if the bill is finally signed into law. The Senate also voted 56-41 to defeat the effort of Sen. Richard Burr(R, NC) to redirect pension to wards U.S veterans. Almost all those who opposed the bill including Senator Burr and Craig voted for the bill. Democratic Senator Barack Obama who promised to vote for the bill and Republican candidate John McCain were not able to vote and were absent. Senator Hillary Clinton voted for the bill. Work Ahead “Our work has just begun our next target will be the House of Representatives to pass the bill and give justice, equity and correct the errors of racism for the Filipino World War II veterans” Arturo Garcia. JFAV and People’s CORE Coordinator said. For more than half a century, the Filipino World War II veterans have been seeking for just and equal recognition as US veterans. The house bill HR 760 should continue to gain support from legislators in the House with the passage of S. 1315 in Senate.

US Senate Passes Equity Bill, 96-1 (tags)

The US Senate began deliberation on S.1315 or the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill on April 22, 2008 and today, with a vote of 96-1, the bill was finally passed. This bill is generally an omnibus bill enhancing benefits to most US veterans. The provision of S.57 was partly incorporated in S. 1315 which will afford the Filipino veterans in the US to receive the same benefits as those of their US veteran counterpart. Those who are residing in the Philippines shall receive a monthly special pension of $300/month if the bill is finally signed into law. " We would like to thank the leadership of the Senators Inouye and Senator Akaka and all veterans advocates especially the youth for making it a possibility for this bill to pass. This is our long awaited desire to be recognized for all our sacrifices during World War II," said veteran leader Peping Baclig, National JFAV Coordinator..

PASS THE EQUITY BILL NOW! (tags)

Senator Gilbert Cedillo (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement on the United States Senate unanimous vote to proceed with a floor debate on S. 1315, the Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act. Among other actions the bill would restore U.S. Veterans status and eligibility for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits to Filipino Veterans serving in WW II. A final vote is expected today:

PASS THE EQUITY BILL NOW! (tags)

The SB 1315 is being discussed in the Senate today. Good news- the senate has just voted in favor of moving forward to a floor debate on SB `1315 by a vote of 94-0 . But our work just begun. The senate will spend the next 30 hours to debate this bill.

Senate housing bill- more grief for homeowners (tags)

Socialists across the nation are rejecting a U.S. Senate housing bill that offers little help to struggling homeowners facing foreclosure, while providing tens of billions for banks, financial institutions and big corporations. The bill (Foreclosure Prevention Act) passed in the Senate this past week by a vote of 84-12 and has been sent to the House. The vote was clearly a major setback for millions of homeowners and a big win for banks and big businesses.

INSTEAD OF FOOD SUMMIT (tags)

Citing the national food summit as a “useless” move to solve the looming rice crisis in the country, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) pushed, instead, for the abolition of the rice cartel and the approval of House Bill 3059 or the genuine agrarian reform bill. “Walang kuwenta ang food summit dahil hindi ito ang solusyon sa krisis ng bigas [The food summit is useless because this is not the solution to the rice crisis],” Ka Tonying Flores, auditor of KMP, said Friday.

FILIPINO VETERANS TO PROTEST APRIL 10 AT THE WESTWOOD FEDERAL BUILDING IN LA (tags)

Money for Filipino Veterans, Not for the War! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) with the Alliance Philippines (AJLPP ) and Samahang Pilipino at UCLA will mark the 66th Fall of Bataan Day with a protest rally for equity and justice on April 10, 2008 at 5: 00 PM at the West wood Federal Building at the corner of Veteran and Wilshire Streets.

Mike Copass: Progressive Democrat Takes On Pro-War Incumbent (tags)

Though San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis voted against the original authorization for the war in Iraq, since then she's been a faithful supporter of funding the war and last year crossed party lines to vote for the open-ended, three-year commitment to the occupation pushed by the Bush administration. Mike Copass, scientist and legal consultant, is mounting a grass-roots primary campaign against her with the support of Progressive Democrats of America, who helped Donna Edwards mount a similar challenge in Maryland to a pro-war Democrat.

Pelosi and McCain: Pass the Equity Bill First Before Talking About Tibet-JFAV (tags)

Fix your own backyard. Compensate the Filipino World War II veterans . Pass the Equity Bill first, before you speak of justice and freedom in Tibet.” This was the admonition of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) to Republican Senator John McCain and Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi who was strongly criticized by the Chinese government for meddling in the current Tibetan crisis.

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?

El Paso Journal Newspaper (tags)

El Paso readers and the one million or so Juarez residents just across the Rio Grande River which marked the border between the Twin cities, the two countries and three states Texas, New Mexico and Chihuahua Mexico. Which makes it the largest international city in the US.

Rep. Ron Paul Stands Alone (defying AIPAC) in Voting Against Gaza Bill (see the latest CNI (tags)

Rep. Ron Paul Stands Alone (defying AIPAC) in Voting Against Gaza Bill

Senate Advances Bill to Cut Iraq Funding (tags)

The measure by Democratic Sens. Russ Feingold of Wisconsin and Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada would cut off money for combat after 120 days.

House Leaves Surveillance Law to Expire (tags)

The refusal of Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, to schedule a vote on a surveillance measure approved Tuesday by the Senate touched off an intense partisan conflict over the national security questions that have colored federal elections since 2002 and are likely to play a significant role again in November.

Remember ther Recission Act, Fight Racism and Racial Discrimination! (tags)

On February 18th, we commemorate the 62nd year of the infamous Rescission Act. On February 18, 1946, the 79th US Congress removed the benefits and all entitlements for 250,000 Filipino World War II veterans by stating “their military service were not deemed active”. By a stroke of a pen,the US government removed the recognition of the wartime services and the sacrifices of the Filipino nation during World War II. For 62 years, Filipino veterans suffered discrimination and racism. Of all 66 nationalities that served the American flag, only the Filipinos were excluded from their benefits and recognition. To add insult to injury, the promise that they will given citizenship was granted later in 1990, when the immigration reform bill was passed.

Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding (tags)

Bush to veto bill curbing waterboarding

JFAV ALL SET TO MARCH FOR EQUITY, JUSTICE and FAMILY REUNIFICATION, FEB 19. (tags)

What do We want, Equity ! No Justice, No Peace! The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) an alliance of different Filipino World War II veterans groups, youth and students and community groups are all set to mark the 62nd year of the Rescission Act on February 18, and March on Feb 19. 2008 in Los Angeles.. The JFAV will mark February 18 with two mass actions. The first event called JFAV EDUCATION AND ACTION FORUM will be held on February 18 from 9:00 to 2:00 PM at the Lake St. Park Community Center. The invited speakers for the events are Senator Gil Cedillo of 22nd District, California and Muna Cobtee of ANSWER-LA. The forum seeks to study more about the Filipino Veteran's Struggle and strategize ways to gain justice and equity in 2008

Fil-Vets ask candidates for bill support (tags)

Statements of support from the presidential candidates are being requested from Filipino American veterans and the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, Inc. (ACFV) before Feb. 18 to help pass their benefits bills and garner more community allies for the Bataan Day commemoration rallies being planned across the U.S. “We are asking the presidential candidates to release their statements of support for our cause clearly before February 18, the day of the Rescission Act of 1946,” said Eric Lachica, Executive Director of the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans, Inc. in an exclusive interview with BALITA. “We have been, and will continue to the rounds here in Washington D.C. to get the candidates’ commitment.”

Bush and Cheney in Hell for 935 Lies - A Satire (tags)

Thanks to the great Dante, we know there is a Hell. President George W. Bush, Jr. is headed there, along with Dick Cheney, for the “935” lies, which they concocted that got the country into the Iraq War. Many politicos, who ignored the “935” lies, and also voted to fund the war, like Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Mikulski, will be suffering, too, in the inferno. The cunning Neocons are set for a “Special Place,” and the implosion of WTC-7 becomes an issue.

Zenger's Endorses Obama for President (tags)

With the strongest progressive choices for the Democratic Presidential nomination, Dennis Kucinich and John Edwards, out of the race, Barack Obama is the only candidate left who offers a fresh vision instead of either a continuation of the Bush administration or a return to the trivial, gridlocked politics of the 1990's. On international affairs and the so-called "war on terror," Bill Clinton's policies were little better than Bush's.

Are We Voting for Change? (tags)

Do we really want change on Capitol Hill? We say we do, so why aren’t we looking for it?

January 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Immigrant Rights Movements for 2008 -- Latest Information, and What You Can Do

Immigration Debates Heats Up Presidential Bids on Election 2008 (tags)

The Coalition In Defense For Immigrant Rights (CDIR) –USA express optimism that issue of immigration will be acted upon and that the US Congress will enact a humane and rationale immigration law that will benefits the 12 million or more immigrants in the United States. The CDIR –USA Coordinator Arturo P.Garcia said the CDIR is happy in the fact that according to latest surveys more than 65% of Americans believe that a new immigration law should be enacted in Congre

The Ron Paul “Revolution”, an Extreme Rightwing Threat (tags)

"Paul is a white nationalist of the Stormfront type who has always kept his racial views and his views about world Judaism quiet because of his political position." American Nazi Party Commander, Bill White

JFAV Asks De Venecia to Stop Raising False Hopes on Equity Bill (tags)

The Justice For Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) scored Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. announcement last January 6, 2008 ” that the United States House of Representatives, headed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has assured that a bill that would provide $90 million a year to Filipino World War II veterans is being prioritized in Capitol Hill." The Speaker quoted Pelosi as telling him during a telephone conversation in California, that they “will try to organize a financial package” for Filipino war veterans. JFAV claimed that Speaker Pelosi did nothing to get the equity bill pass this year. "

Pilipino WWII veterans in the Philippines to get $90M a year- Speaker De Venecia (tags)

Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. yesterday announced that the United States House of Representatives, headed by Speaker Nancy Pelosi, has assured that a bill that would provide $90 million a year to Filipino World War II veterans is being prioritized in Capitol Hill. De Venecia said the bill, Filipino Veterans Equity Bill, may be scheduled for a floor vote following its approval last July in a markup hearing by the US House of Representatives veterans affairs committee headed by by Bob Filner. The bill was reported out by the Congressional Budget Office for Budget Estimates last September. The Speaker quoted Pelosi as telling him during a telephone conversation in California, that they “will try to organize a financial package” for Filipino war veterans.

Top 10 stories for Filipino Americans in 2007 (tags)

Filipino Americans can look back on 2007 with both elation and embarrassment.FilAms figured prominently in mainstream media news, headlining topics such as the 9/11 health crisis, boxing, TV entertainment as well as espionage in high places.

The Filipino Veterans Equity Act (tags)

The Filipino Veterans Equity Act of 2007 has gone through its shares of ups and downs this year. If passed, an estimated 7,000 Filipino American veterans living in the US and 12,000 Filipino veterans in the Philippines, who both fought during WWII, would restore US Veterans status and be eligible for Veterans Affairs (VA) disability pension benefits.

No Fil-Vets Equity for 2007 (tags)

On the other hand, Al Garcia of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans in L.A. said that the non-passage of the equity bills was because of the solid opposition of the Republican party.The equity bill was vehemently opposed by Republican Senator Larry Craig. “If some people in the Republican party will vote with the Democrats, maybe there’s a chance that it will pass the floor. But they were solid (against it). We are planning to do more dramatic mass actions next year. Senator Daniel Akaka is promising that perhaps, at the 62nd anniversary of the equity bill in February, they will try to pass it,” Garcia added.

New Energy Bill- Working People will Pay (tags)

The Democrats and Republicans have made it clear that they are the corporate parties and they only represent the interests of the capitalists and the billionaires. The new energy bill is another long term payment plan that will be required of working class people while the billionaires continue to collect.

Watch Hillary Clinton Vehemently Vow to Raise Taxes and Vote for War (tags)

A leopard doesn’t change its spots.

Heath Insurance Bill Puts Poor at Risk (tags)

I got this in my email. The latest health care law is likely to pass, because progressive health care supporters are split on the issue. Unions are split on it. Political energy for real universal health care is being lost. This bill is similar to the one offered by the governor, but because it's sponsored by Speaker Nunez, the dealmakers have managed to get more liberal support for it. Working class and poor people need to organize to demand protections from the gaps in this bill.

No Fil-Vets Equity for 2007 (tags)

The two Filipino World War II Veterans equity bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, H.R. 760 and S. 1315, no longer have the possibly of being passed in 2007. But S. 671, the family reunification bill that has about 20,000 immediate priority visas at stake for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of these veterans still has a shot of being approved this year. On the other hand, Al Garcia of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans in L.A. said that the non-passage of the equity bills was because of the solid opposition of the Republican party.The equity bill was vehemently opposed by Republican Senator Larry Craig. “If some people in the Republican party will vote with the Democrats, maybe there’s a chance that it will pass the floor. But they were solid (against it). We are planning to do more dramatic mass actions next year. Senator Daniel Akaka is promising that perhaps, at the 62nd anniversary of the equity bill in February, they will try to pass it,” Garcia added

No Fil-Vets Equity for 2007 (tags)

The two Filipino World War II Veterans equity bills in the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, H.R. 760 and S. 1315, no longer have the possibly of being passed in 2007. But S. 671, the family reunification bill that has about 20,000 immediate priority visas at stake for the sons, daughters and grandchildren of these veterans still has a shot of being approved this year. On the other hand, Al Garcia of the Justice for Filipino American Veterans in L.A. said that the non-passage of the equity bills was because of the solid opposition of the Republican party.The equity bill was vehemently opposed by Republican Senator Larry Craig. “If some people in the Republican party will vote with the Democrats, maybe there’s a chance that it will pass the floor. But they were solid (against it). We are planning to do more dramatic mass actions next year. Senator Daniel Akaka is promising that perhaps, at the 62nd anniversary of the equity bill in February, they will try to pass it,” Garcia added

Equity bill moved to ’08, vets dismayed (tags)

So near, yet so far.With two Republican senators continuing to block the bill getting a floor vote, Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), chairman of the committee on veterans affairs, has decided to hold action on the bill with the equity pension provision until February or March next year, Filipino World War II veterans leaders have learned.

Petition Opposing H.R. 1955/S. 1959 (tags)

Petition asking the U.S. Senate to refuse H.R. 1955/S. 1959

A Police Provocateur's Dream, HR 1955 & S.1959 (tags)

"The Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act"

Historic Debate on Filvets Bill Up Before Full Senate (tags)

When US Senate session resumes after Dec. 3, it will deliberate for the first time, the Filipino Veterans Equity Bill sponsored by Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Akaka (Dem.). He is Chairman of the Senate Veterans Committee. Originally Senate Bill 57, the “Veterans Benefits Enhancement Act of 2007” will provide for the first time starting May 1, 2008 a flat rate of $3,600 annually disability pension for single Filipino veterans living in the Philippines; $4,500 annually for married veterans; and $2,400 annually for surviving spouses.To be eligible, a veteran “must have income below a certain threshold, have served during a period of war, and have a permanent and total non-service-connected disability.”

A Lesson in Community Empowerment: (tags)

Last November 11,2007, more than eight hundred youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipinotown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti.

Hillary Clinton’s LYING she needs 60 votes to Leave Iraq (tags)

Hillary Clinton is passing the buck with an outright lie.

L.A. Fil-Am vets rally draws over 500 (tags)

Nearly 600 students and supporters gathered to march for Filipino Veterans’ rights on Nov. 11 in Historical Filipinotown. The event, organized by the coalition group Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), was the seventh annual march aiming to raise community awareness about H.R. 1315, a bill that would grant Filipino veterans pension for their involvement in World War II. Supporters of the bill, which has yet to be approved by both the Lower House and the Senate before being signed into law by the President, are hoping that the rally will cause enough attention to the issue before Congress adjourns its session for the year on Nov. 16, or at the very least, to get an extension until December. Another bill being pushed for approval along with these benefits is the family reunification bill, which veterans would use to expedite the immigration process for family members still remaining in the Philippines.

Fil-Am Vets aim for equity at march (tags)

On an overcast Sunday morning with the scent of pan de sal wafting through the air, marchers took to the streets and neighborhoods. Armed with flags and banners, the procession filled the air with chants like, “Don’t say no-no to my lolo!” and “We want justice, we want it now!”

Bill and Hillary Clinton did Irreparable Damage on Global Warming (tags)

Are you going to let them continue until we are no more?

Why Did The Equity Bill Did Not Pass (tags)

Last November 11,2007, the youth together with the Filipino World War II Veterans marched through the streets of Historic Filipinotown to protest the 61 years of injustice and inequities. The 7th Annual Veterans Day march-parade was held by the Justice For Filipino Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of students,youth and veterans groups. The parade was held for the eight straight year and is sponsored by the Office of Councilmember Eric Garcetti. In San Francisco, American Coalition For Filipino Veteran (ACFV) staked out at the residence of Speaker Nancy Pelosi to no avail. Pelosi fresh from her defeat for the Armenian genocide resolution in the lower house did not even bothered to sponsor the equity bill.

Sensenbrener is at it agiain!-->HR4065 (tags)

Sensenbrenner, author of last year's draconian bill HR4437 plans to pass similar legislation, HR4065 with attatchments similar to that of the HR4437

wheres the fence? (tags)

bush is a traitor facilitating a vatican invasion...duh.

new defense bill authorizes military cops (tags)

kucinich

Congressional Shame and Duplicity (tags)

Congress again betrays the public trust.

Corporate Disobedience: A Shrill Hysteria in the Fascist Press (tags)

The Bill Maher incident exposes the blanket media censorship of the 9/11 cover up. The violent and reactionary responses to protest expose the fascist mindset endemic in right wing (and other) media.

Last Chance! Call Your Representative to Include Trans in ENDA (tags)

One more time! Support Baldwin Amendment to Add the 'T' to ENDA [Employment Non Discrimination Act. -H.R. 3685] -vote is tomorrow Wed. Oct 24 !!!!

Bill Maher video w/ caption subtitles of what 9/11 truthers said (tags)

from the original 'Real Time with Bill Maher' video on Friday night, here is a version (approx. 4 min.) with subtitles transcribing what the several audience members said: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5BJzEshMes

UPDATES ON ENDA (tags)

House Committee Rejects Trans inclusion on Employment Non Discrimination Act [ENDA]/ Cable TV to Air Cong. Frank Interview

48 Hour Health Care Vigil Downtown (tags)

It's Our Healthcare is protesting the Governor's veto of AB 8 and his proposed "health care" plan.

Stop anti-youth gang bill in congress! (tags)

[From Youth Justice Coalition]: ACT NOW TO BLOCK EXTREMELY DAMAGING GANG BILL MOVING THROUGH THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES THIS WEEK!

CALL YOUR REP. RE VOTE TRANS INCLUSIVE ENDA BILL (tags)

National Center for Transgender Equality, the West Hollywood Transgender Task Force, and many other LBGT organizations urge you to ask your Congressperson to vote YES on HR 2015 [Trans inclusive ENDA, and NO on HR 3685 [phony "ENDA' bill that excludes Trans folks].

S.F. Assemblymember Leno Speaks on Same-Sex Marriage (tags)

San Francisco Assemblymember Mark Leno was the keynote speaker at the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club's Freedom Banquet fundraiser October 6. He talked about the bill for marriage equality for same-sex couples he's pushed through the California legislature twice, the likelihood that Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will veto it (as he did in 2005) and the various radical-Right initiative proposals to ban marriage for same-sex couples in California forever.

SEVEN THOUSAND Lashes and Twenty Blows to the Head (tags)

Let me remind everyone of a very vital detail that has gone unprinted and unsaid in all the emails and newsprint over the last week---the appointed President Bu$h WILL NOT SIGN ANY BILL NAMED "ENDA" THAT HAS ANY GLBT FRIENDLESSNESS IN IT, EITHER WITH A T OR WITHOUT A T! And any bill that should be passed will NOT have the votes to override the veto roadblock.

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.

Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)

March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.

Very Interesting Timeline (tags)

Mid 80's - Some scientists warn about CO2 and global warming but they are largely dismissed by other scientists and the public. 1993 - Two separate ice cores drilled into the Greenland Ice Sheet to depths of two miles both confirmed earlier evidence of many 'abrupt climate changes' that have occurred in as little as a decade rather than the thousand year transition that was previously believed.

Time for a Mass Resignation From the Democratic Party (tags)

Cynthia McKinney is doing it. It's time for you to do it too.

Health Care for Everyone is Possible in California (tags)

Angelenos demand health care reform as the current insurance system denies life-saving treatment

JFAV Pursue Lobbying for Equity Bills,Filipino Vets Win Commitments on Capitol Hill (tags)

Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV )Filipino World War II veterans and their advocates, energized by recent victories and their lobbyist Washington based the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans recently visited Capitol Hill (July 26-27) and thanked their Senators, House members and legislative staff for the progress on their equity pension and family bills. On Thursday evening, the ACFV leaders with JFAV veterans leaders led by Commanders Franco Arcebal,Peping Baclig and Nick Gadia commemorated the the 66th anniversary of the 1941 Military Order of President Franklin D. Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service.

JFAV Marks 66th USAFFE Day,US Filipino Vets March on Capitol Hill July 26 (tags)

No Justice, No Peace! The Justice for FIlipino American Veterans( JFAV) and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans in California will mark the 66th anniversary of the 1941Military Order of President Franklin D.Roosevelt drafting Philippine Commonwealth soldiers into U.S. armed service. On July 26, 1941, Roosevelt ordered the formation of the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) placing all Filipino forces under the U.S Command. This is in preparation for World War II. retired general Douglas Macarthur was designated as the field marshal placing the 120,000 Philippine Army, Constabulary, navy and aircorps and all Filipino ROTC reserve units under US Command. But despite this very clear consription order for 61 years, the Filipinos were discriminated,

FIL-AM COMMUNITY/ JFAV HAILS HOUSE VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE’S PASSAGE OF EQUITY BILL (tags)

“Better late than never!” ( Huli man daw at magaling, naihahabol din!) The Filipino American community in Southern California and the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) hailed today the passage of the Equity Bill in the House Veterans Affair Committee headed by Congressman Bob Filner by a vote of 15-12. The bill passed the Veterans Affairs Committee hearing last Tuesday, July 17. Earlier Filner promised to have the bill passed by June 30. JFAV coordinators Peping Baclig and Al P. Garcia of People’s CORE also thanked everybody who tirelessly work for this efforts for the last 18 years. Earlier the U.S. Senate passed their version that will grant old age pension to Filipino veterans in the U.S. and in the Philippines.

FILIPINA SENATOR ATTACKS ARROYO STATE TERRORISM IN THE PHILIPPINES (tags)

Of distinguished progressive lineage, Senator Jamby Madrigal of the Philippines takes a principle stand critical of the Arroyo regime's bloody and brutal repression of Filipinos backed by the Bush neocons. This article provides a context for the Philippine crisis and Senator Madrigal's views on U.S. imperialism in the neocolony and its complicity with State-terrorist repression.

Progressive FIlipinos Welcomes US Senate Spending Bill (tags)

Progressive Filipino groups from whose ranks most of the victims of extrajudicial killings have come welcomed the action of the United States Senate appropriations committee prohibiting the use of US military aid against Filipino civilians. The U.S Senate in its version of the Foreign Operations Spending Bill it approved last week, the committee instructed the US Secretary of State to monitor US military assistance to the Philippines so that they won’t be “misused by units of the security forces…against civilians, including civilians who are members of political opposition parties and human rights groups.”

Immigration Reform Is Needed, After Bush (tags)

Stewart Alexander, a presidential hopeful with the Peace and Freedom Party, says, “I believe Congress should work on comprehensive immigration reform after President Bush ends his term in office. I do not believe this important issue should be used as a political football or as a bandage for an administration that is hemorrhaging before the nation and the world.”

Pinoy war vets win pension battle in US Senate (tags)

The US Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs voted on Wednesday to give monthly pensions of up to $375 for Filipino World War II veterans and their widows for their service to Uncle Sam more than 60 years ago. “Today marks a special and historic occasion in our long-standing quest for justice and equity for our brave and courageous veterans,” said Philippine Ambassador to Washington Willy Gaa after the committee, at a mark-up hearing, approved an omnibus benefits bill providing for a special set of benefits for men and women who have fought under the US flag. The measure provides a monthly pension of $300 for Filipino veterans who are single, $375 for married veterans and $200 for widows.

Again, Let the Immigration Debates Commence (tags)

Now that the Immigration Overhaul /Reform Bill or S.B. 1639 is being debated in the Senate, much emotions had been invested in the debate and a lot of sparks have flew and have lighted the dark night of the long wait. The LA Times today, June 26 hit the issue on the head: “ Conservatives continue to brand the legalization plan as amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants they say should be forced to go home. Religious groups have decried the weakened emphasis on family immigration. Immigrant-rights groups complain that temporary workers can never become citizens.

Bill McDannell Walking Across the Country for Peace (tags)

Walking From San Diego, CA to Washington, D.C, Former Minister & Vietnam Era Veteran Journeys Across The Country for Peace.

June 24 March-Rally For Immigrants Rights in LA - A Success (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the anti-Minutemen rally in south central LA earlier Saturday, threats of ICE raids against immigrants, the oppressive heat and the watchful presence of hundreds of police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. The April 7 Coalition that led the more than 50,000 mobilization in Los Angeles includes the Latino Movement USA, Hermanidad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition and the Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), UTLA and COFEM led this march rally. Other groups that participated in the march rally were AJLPP, KmB, Gabriela, CHIRLA, Comite Pro Uno, Dream Act Students Coalition, Imigrantes Unid

More than 15,000 Immigrants March-Rallied June 24 (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the oppressive heat and under the watchful eyes of hundreds of full armed police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. Although the march-rally was smaller than the earlier marches and rallies that numbered in tens of thousands, that saw police repression and threats of deportations and raids , immigrants and their advocates marched in militant, peaceful and festive mood

Green Candidate Brezenoff Criticizes New Energy Bill (tags)

"The energy bill now before the Senate, far from being any kind of solution to our economic and environmental crises, represents exactly the kind of thinking and legislating that has brought us to the point of crisis in the first place," says Brezenoff.

AJLPP-USA Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants March and Rally in Los Ange (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines(AJLPP)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. As the hopes for the proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” flickered, mass actions should be the order of the day.. The racist conservatives in the Lower House has just filed the “Border Protection First “ bill that elucidates their racist- anti immigrant bias

Ron Paul Introduces Legislation To Abolish The Federal Reserve (tags)

RON PAUL IS THE ONLY AMERICAN IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT....NOTICE THERE ARE NO CO-SPONSORS YET....PLEASE CALL OR WRITE YOUR CONGRESS PEOPLE AND TELL THEM TO GET OFF THEIR ASSES AND FOLLOW UP ON THIS...THE FEDERAL RESERVE IS BEHIND THE WAR AND PRISON INDUSTRIES HERE, THEY ARE RESPONSBLE FOR ALL THE POVERTY, STRIFE, AND LOSS OF PERSONAL LIBERTY....THEY HAVE REWRITTEN ALL THE LAWS HERE BY DEFINING THE USE OF their CURRENCY AS A BENEFIT!!!

Filipino Ambassador to US besieged by questions on ‘human rights’ during talk In Seattle (tags)

The Honorable Willie Gaa, Philippine Ambassador to the US wrestled with claims of illegal arrest and detention of Congressman and labor leader Crispin Beltran and United Church of Christ Berlin Guerrero, the unabated political killings of unarmed social activists—at least 850 since Pres. Arroyo took power, and the involvement of the death squads affiliated with the Armed Forces of the Philippines, during an open discussion at the Filipino Community Center last Saturday, June 16th. A member of the Ecumenical Fellowship for Justice and Peace, a church-based human rights group, presented the full page advertisement of the ‘statement of concern’ of the church and labor community, demanding among other things an immediate end to state sponsored political violence and the release of all political prisoners in the Philippines.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

The AJLPP and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

Peta working to outlaw pets! (tags)

The real problem in California animal shelters is not too many puppies. It is too many adult dogs who are abandoned.

PHILIPPINES: Lack of accountability makes reconciliation impossible (tags)

The President's call for reconciliation is hollow and vacuous in the face of loose ends left hanging beyond the May 2007 elections and the adjournment of the 13th Congress.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

On the Defeat of SB 1348 in the U.S. Senate Vote (tags)

“The Immigrant Rights Bill SB 1348 is Dead! Long Live the New Immigrant Rights Bill!” The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC) believed that the defeat of the current immigration reform bill in the Senate is just temporary. For all immigrants, the failure to pass the bill is just tactical.

Continue the Pressure on the Immigration Bill: Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Backlash, D (tags)

As we vehemently oppose the US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bill that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws the Coalition In Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) take a stand to fight the anti-immigrant backlash that came with the debates on the U.S. Congress on the so called’ immigration reforms”

Federalize gang crimes, L.A. mayor urges (tags)

whateva happened 2 da war on poverty? now dey got a war on drugz so da police can botha me. tupac amaru shakur

Senator Joker Arroyo hits NSC over HR bill (tags)

Re-electionist Sen. Joker Arroyo has slammed the National Security Council and the military for their last-minute attempt to block the human rights compensation bill just as it was about to be ratified by the House of Representatives. In a privilege speech Monday, Arroyo said the situation “demeans and mocks the legislative process” because it shows that the “military can throw a monkey wrench even at the tail-end of congressional work.”

A Call For A Nationwide General Strike! (tags)

Shut It All Down! A Call For A Nationwide General Strike!

AJLPP / CDIR Rejects The Border Protection and Immigration Reform Bill as Racist (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines ) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the so called " US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bil" l that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that will separate millions of immigrant families.

GM Food Producers Put USDA in Their Pocket (tags)

The primary intent of this passage is to deny local or state rights to regulate genetically engineered crops or food.

Bring on the clowns (tags)

We need a laugh

Presidential Candidate: Immigrants Beaten Coast to Coast (tags)

On a day when Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton spent the evening in rallies with thousands of immigrants, to make amends for the terrible beatings that hundreds of immigrants and reporters received at the Los Angeles May Day rallies, President Bush, along with key Democrats and Republicans, took their tern beating up 12 million immigrants coast to coast.

Immigrant Workers Union statement against new immigration proposal (tags)

Immigrant Workers Union denounces the new senate immigration bill for militarizing borders, breaking up families, and criminalizing workers.

OPERATION ETHNIC CLEANSING (tags)

Unless migrant communities resist, the US government, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will continue attacking and terrorizing migrant communities.

IMMIGRATION DEBATES UP IN THE US SENATE, NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT LAUNCHED IN THE U.S. (tags)

The US Senate, after a long delay will finally begin debates this coming Wednesday, May 16, on the much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill that will decide the fate of more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The issue: Amnesty or a guest worker program? Senator Arlan Specter wanted the Senate Bill 2611 to be revived while the White House proposes a very expensive “ temporary guest worker program” The democratic party promised a comprehensive immigration reform that will be favorable to the large immigrant community where it derived its support during the last elections. On the other hand, the traditionally anti-immigrant republican party is trying to win over the conservative sector of the immigrant population by giving a limited reform. President Bush, whose wife is a Mexican, promised an immigration reform bill by the end of this year. Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain are also bent to revive their own immigration bill that died last year during the Senate debates that gave way to SB 2611 that the Republican controlled lower house killed in 2006. The senate killed the oppressive HR 4437 but gave way to some of its anti-immigrant features in the SB 2611 that did not pass the republican controlled lower house. CDIR Immigrant Rights Update

Filipino Workers urged: Vote for truth, full employment (tags)

Thousands of workers from the Alliance of Progressive Labor (APL) and the Confederation of Independent Unions (CIU) gathered in MetroManila, Lipa, Cebu, Davao City, Bacolod, Cagayan de Oro City,Zamboanga City and Cotabato City to commemorate the 104th International Labor Day, urging other workers to support candidateswho would vow to unearth the truth behind the 'Hello Garci' controversy.

The Migrant Trap, and the Migrants' Way Out: May 1, 2007 (tags)

Migrants face an impossible choice. And they've got their own humane and just answer. Is anybody listening?

Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)

A new mass leaflet.

Democratic presidential candidates debate where to wage war next (tags)

In the first debate between candidates for the Democratic Party’s 2008 presidential nomination, the leading contenders made clear that whatever their differences with the Bush administration’s handling of the war in Iraq, they are all committed to maintaining the US occupation of the oil-rich country and that, if elected president, they would not hesitate to use US military power anywhere in the world to defend the geo-political interests of American imperialism. The debate, which was broadcast by MSNBC television from South Carolina State University, included ostensible front runners New York Senator Hillary Clinton, Illinois Senator Barack Obama and former North Carolina senator and vice presidential candidate John Edwards, as well as Delaware Senator Joseph Biden, Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson. Also included were Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich and former Alaska senator Mike Gravel.

JFAV JOINS US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES IN LA (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), an alliance of 5 veterans, 32 youth, student and 25 community organizations in Southern California, militantly supports the nationwide mass action on the International Worker Day, may 1, 2007 all over the United States/ On May 1, 2007 we will again march in Historic Filipinotown and join the march rally in MaArthur Park. We call for family reunification, justice for veterans and full rights for all immigrants, now! We strongly condemn the racist attacks and raids against immigrants all over the nation. More than 4,000 Filipinos has been deported because of such massive raids.

hillary clinton will Never leave iraq because (tags)

It’s a magic trick.

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.

This is an impressive crowd (tags)

of war profiteers

“Equity Bill To Be Passed by June 30, 2007”—Filner (tags)

“I wished we could to pass the Equity Bill by April 9, (on Bataan Day,) but we did not make it, I think, we can pass the Equity Bill by June 30.” This was the direct answer of Representative Bob Filner (CA- 51) of San Diego and the Chairman of the Committee on veterans Affairs to the question of JFAV Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia when will Congress pass the equity bill during the Q and A portion of the Forum on Veterans Affair Issue. The forum was held last Monday, April 2 at the American Legion Post 206 in Highland Park, Los Angeles. Congressman Filner also reported “that the appropriations are assured for the equity bill if it passes Congress before the year ends ” because the lower house have passed or earmarked more than $ 13.6 B appropriations for the veterans funding this fiscal year.

Urge a Complete and Feasible Animal Protection Act in Bulgaria (tags)

Bulgaria: In the Animal Protection Bills discussed in the Parliament the main animal welfare problem - the exstreme instability of cat and dog populations - remains unsolved.

ASK CONGRESS TO FUND NEW INITIATIVES IN THE FARM BILL! (tags)

Take action and send a message to your representative to urge support of new Farm Bill provisions for conservation, rural development, research, organics, beginning farmers, and community food security.

Good stiff drink (tags)

Needed

SOLD OUT ! (tags)

Top House Democrats retreated Monday from an attempt to limit President Bush's authority for taking military action against Iran as the leadership concentrated on a looming confrontation with the White House over the Iraq war.

JFAV-Samahang Pilipino Conference March 10-11: ALL OUT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE! (tags)

“All Out for Equity and Justice” With this battle cry, the community advocates, students, youth and the remaining Filipino World War II veterans in Southern California and Los Angeles cordially invite the public to come and gather for a Unity Conference on March 10-11, 2007 in UCLA in Los Angeles, CA 90095. Veterans leaders like Commander Jack Vergara of the Society of Guerillas and Scouts Inc (SGSI); Commander Franco Arcebal of ACFV; Commander Peping Baclig of JFAV; Commander Joe Samonte of Long Beach and Veterans Federations of the Philippines (VFP; Commander Flor Cadiente of FACLA; Commander Eugenio Mondok of the United Filipino American Veterans (UFAV) and Sam Icalina and Manny Aquino of Carson full mobilized heir membership and will grace the occasion.

House Passes Employee Free Choice Act (tags)

After more than five hours of historic debate, the House of Representatives passed the most important labor law reform legislation in 70 years.

Prosecutors seek OK to create phony files (tags)

Florida's prosecutors are floating a proposal to the Legislature to give them the power to secretly falsify public court records -- with a judge's approval -- for undercover law enforcement purposes.

US lauds ratification of Philippines' anti-terrorism bill (tags)

The US Embassy lauded yesterday the House of Representatives’ ratification of the anti-terrorism bill and the approval of the bicameral conference committee report on the bill. "For us, it is a very good and positive step (for the Philippines). The Philippine law enforcement and judicial authorities should have this kind of tools that are needed to counter terrorism," press attaché Matthew Lussenhop said. He also said the US government was not disappointed with the delay in the passage of the anti-terror measure, pointing out that "we respect Philippine democracy and its legislative consultative process and it takes time."

AJLPP Condemns the Passage of the Philippine Anti-Terror Bill (tags)

The Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) vehemently condemned the passage of a the anti-terror bill in the Philippine Congress in a special session. The AJLPP expressed dismay over the ratification that came by way of approval by the House of Representatives of the Senate-amended bill -- called the “Human Security Act of 2007” -- which opponents had warned might be used to repress civil liberties.

Support Ward Churchill. Stop the Inquisition (tags)

The following is an essay that deconstructs the charges of research misconduct that were leveled against Ward Churchill – charges that were obvious retaliation for his comments concerning 9-11. Please take the time to read this report. Internal appeals are now underway and it is possible that Ward Churchill may be fired from his tenured position at the University of Colorado at any time now. If this happens, we cannot let it go unchallenged.....

AJLPP-USA Condemns Philippine Government’s Anti-Terrorist Bill. (tags)

The Alliance for A just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA and its allied organizations in the United States vehemently condemn in the strongest term the passage of the Anti-Terrorism Bill (ATB) in the Philippine Senate yesterday. AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos said: The Senate and Arroyo’s action proved that the Philippine government’s brazen puppetry ( kakapalan ng mukha)and lackyism (pagpapakatuta) knows no bounds. It does not only order the killing of Filipinos but also allows the legalization of fascist laws and violation of its constitution.

BTL:April 14 Day of Action on Global Warming Will Demand Mandatory Cuts in... (tags)

...Carbon Emissions~Interview with Bill McKibben, author and environmentalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

No more pork for crooked politicians? Well not really! (tags)

By a 431-0 vote, the Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure that would strip lawmakers of their congressional pensions for criminal convictions such as bribery, lying under oath and fraud. That may sound tough and impressive, but it's more show than substance, as usual.

Mexican state of Coahuila to allow gay marriages (tags)

Mexican state of Coahuila to allow gay marriages (Coahuila is along the Texas border between the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Nuevo Leon)

In Plain Sight (tags)

Welcome to 2007, the year of plain sight and little doubt! The criminal incompetence of the Bush regime is impossible to hide, thanks in part to a highly successful American son, Bill Gates – and everyone thought that Bin Laden posed the greatest threat to the American way of life! It was Bill Gates, the world’s most successful capitalist, who, a decade ago, accelerated the development of the “information super highway”. His superbly streamlined and devastatingly efficient marketing machine facilitated the age of open communication that many take for granted today.

THIS WEDNESDAY: ANTI-WAR ACTION AT LA CONGRESSMAN’S OFFICE (tags)

Urge Waxman to Take a Leadership Role in Bringing our Troops Home Now Demand Waxman Pledge to Vote against the Next 150-Billion Dollars for Iraq

BTL:Pentagon Misinforms National Guard & Reserve Soldiers About... (tags)

...Education Benefits~Produced by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

N.J. lawmakers approve bill to legalize civil unions (tags)

The Legislature voted Thursday to make New Jersey the third state to allow civil unions. Democratic Gov. Jon Corzine said he would sign the measure.

US oil tanker sunk (tags)

in Gulf of Mexico

HELP BAN STRIP MINING IN TENNESSEE (tags)

help us abolish strip mining

THE GREAT GOLD HEIST (tags)

review

Feinstein: "The Modern Jesse James" (tags)

review The Desert Wilderness Protection Act

Kenneth Lay's conviction erased from record (tags)

Kenneth Lay's conviction erased from record

THEOCRACY WATCH (tags)

CHURCH IS WAR.

Environment Hating Senators List (tags)

This is from the League of Conservation Voters. It shows the percentage of votes "for" the environment of members of the US Senate who are morally bankrupt and do what the corporations want them to do in return for the campaign contributions they were given. The complete list is here: http://www.lcv.org/scorecard/ Click on "Look up Scores"

The Legacy of the Iraqi War Hawks (tags)

The body count goes up and up in Iraq; with more dead U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians. Chaos reigns! Yet, the man primarily responsible for this carnage, President George W. Bush, insists on “staying the course.” The evil legacy of this conflict metastasizes. The War Hawks, many in the U.S. Congress, some in the Media, along with the Neocons, bear culpability, too, in this matter. The Nov. election may be a last chance to restore sanity in Washington, D.C.

The Dow's phony new high (tags)

The Dow's phony new high

Special Political Alert (tags)

Harris and Halpern are on Hillary’s ABC Mickey Mouse Disney Mossad payroll, just like Chris Matthews of MSNBC... It was duly elected US President Albert Gore Jr. that has given the dynamic speeches at the “Daughters of the American Revolution” and at moveon.org that has fingered Bush for what he is a criminal fascist. Bill Clinton now attacks Al Gore in this ridiculous book written by these two in-the-closet misfits. Accordingly do not be fooled by Bill Clinton’s Fox News stunt. He remains Daddy Bush’s Bitch.

"Do I Make You Horny for Habeas Corpus." (tags)

As much fun as it is watching sexual hypocrisy in the Republican controlled Congress and what looks to be a criminal cover-up of said sexual hypocrisy within the ranks of the Republican Party leadership in Congress the real scandal is not the consensual e-mail communications between two sexually adult individuals, and what we will probably later find out to be actual underage sexual hookups between representative Foley (R)- Florida and some more than willing teenagers

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras (tags)

Chicago plans to add 100 stealth cameras

Profiteering (tags)

Profiteering

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage (tags)

millions of Medicare beneficiaries to be left without drug coverage

It aint the Berlin Wall, its the Tijuana Juarez Wall (tags)

It's like the Berlin Wall but it's in the USA so we can call it the Tijuana Wall. Now its to keep Mexicans out, but as the Amerikan police state gets worse it will be used to keep Americans in.

Border fence could spell environmental disaster (tags)

Border fence could spell environmental disaster

The Call to Drive Out the Bush Regime (tags)

The Call that started it all

Cheney and Bush off to jail. (tags)

But not for slaughter in Iraq.

Vetonator Strikes Again! (tags)

California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has vetoed SB 160 sponsored by Sen. Gil Cedillo

How did we sink so low in 6 years? (tags)

How did we sink so low in 6 years?

CDIR-USA PROTEST US CONGRESS VOTE TO BUILD BORDER FENCE WITH MEXICO (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) strongly protest and condemn the US Congress that approved a bill last Friday, September 29 that calls for building a fence along the US-Mexican border to stem the flow of illegal immigrants

Bill strips terror suspects of many U.S. legal system rights (tags)

This won't stop the terrorist. But it will turn Amerika into a police state that Hitler, Stalin, Saddam or Mao would be proud of!

Political Whore Alert: BITCH & BUSH IN A SLEEZE BOX (tags)

Bill Clinton's Fox News outburst was scripted however Bill Clinton has told his wife Hillary (Republican in the closet) that she can’t win a Presidential election and is a Dukakis in a dress. Hillary also faces major problems if she is forced to turn over her medical records since she has congenital Herpes contacted from her White House lesbian prostitute Susan. This is a National Security problem.

Using smoke and mirrors to tweak the constitutiona and bill of rights (tags)

Bush administration and its allies in Congress are trying to strip federal courts of their authority to review the detentions of almost all suspected terrorists.

U.S. House expected to pass bill requiring photo ID at polls (tags)

A measure requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls is expected to pass the House today. Democrats say the move to impose a national photo ID requirement is part of a larger Republican effort to discourage participation by low-income and minority voters. Heil Hitler! A Federal National ID card soon to replace the state issued drivers licenses as the American Internal passport.

The Courts and Congress Will Not Halt the Surveillance Programs of Hereditary Kings (tags)

The Bush administration is pushing legislation to legalize its vast spy operations on the American people. Can we expect Congress to protect our rights? Do not count on it!

BTL:Vermont Global-Warming March Demands Federal Legislative Action (tags)

Interview with Bill McKibben, author & environmentalist, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

VIDEO: Immigrants Rights March in Downtown LA (tags)

Although only a fraction the size of the massive marches of March 25 and May1 this march still drew an estimated 3,500 people.

September 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

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

Biotech lobby funds SB1056, revokes local regulation (tags)

California is home to many local ordinances against growing genetically modified organisms within county, town or regional districts. Recent Senate Bill 1056 is attempting to revoke local rights of food sovereignty in favor of state control.

California Legislature passes involuntary outpatient commitment bill (tags)

With bipartisan super-majority votes that stunned and dismayed mental health clients and advocates, the California Senate and Assembly passed involuntary outpatient commitment (IOC) bill AB 2357, sending the bill to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to sign or veto. The bill would extend Laura's Law, California's existing outpatient commitment law, by five years.

Enigmas: Bill Clinton suddenly very interested in the "health" of Africans? (tags)

...Or what about when President Clinton ordered the US Military missle strike on the AlQueda camp in the Sudan that turned out to be a legitimate (not to mention vital) pharmaceutical factory in that 3rd world country!

More reason to junk Anti-Terror Bill: (tags)

The continuing breakdown of civil government in Central Luzon and the human rights abuses committed by Jovito Palparan's troops could be a sneak preview of what could happen if the Anti-Terror Bill is passed into law, detained Anakpawis Representative Crispin Beltran said today. From the Office of Anakpawis Representative Crispin B. Beltran

Action Alert: Protect Farm Workers, Health, and Environment - Stop SB 1056 (tags)

Urge State Senators in Los Angeles to vote "NO" on SB 1056 - the "Monsanto Seed Preemption Bill". Timely action is needed to support California’s working farmers, community health, and environment.

Final vote on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 held over until August 14 (tags)

Mental health clients mobilize last-minute letter-writing campaign to stop bill in Senate

Conyers Releases Massive New Report on Bush-Cheney Crimes (tags)

By David Swanson

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.

Flag law forces colleges to pay (tags)

When they make us worship their flag it's time to get out the guns, and burn a few flags and burn a few government tyrannts.

How the media often is lying with the truth (tags)

This is an interesting story because the media seems to be distorting the facts with the truth. The headline seems to imply that Senator McCain is some sort of hero for trying to solve a tribal dispute. The truth is the tribe claims to have been screwed by the government out of royalties of $100 billion and the only thing Senator McCain is doing is asking them to settle out of court for less then 10 percent of the damages. Hell any $200 an hour lawyer could do that.

On the 65h Year of the Formation of the USAFFE (tags)

On the 65th Anniversary of the impression of Filipino Army to the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) today, on July 26, 1941 different groups held different kinds of commemoration all over California.FAV, People’s CORE are calling all Filipino American community activists, youth leaders and all concerned individuals and organizations all over the United States to be vigilant and struggle to have the Senate Bill or any compromise bill pass with the amendment for Filipino American veterans and their families.

Legislative recess stalls final vote on outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 until August (tags)

The California Senate adjourned Friday without having voted on involuntary outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357, affording the bill's opponents an additional month to defeat the legislation.

ALERT: Minutemen scheduled for 4th of July Parade (tags)

The anti-immigrant Minuteman Civil Defense Corps, www.minutemanhq.com, have found their way to Pacific Palisades and will be marching in the 4th of July parade.

ACTION NEEDED: Defeat CA AB 2680 (tags)

Bill Goes After The Employers Who Hire Undocumented Workers

Senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents (tags)

As the final vote nears for involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 on the floor of the California Senate, state senators' votes on earlier forced treatment bills spell trouble for AB 2357 opponents. But some advocates remain hopeful that senators will be persuaded to vote "no" at the last minute, others will continue to vote "no", and the bill's course will be reversed.

Stop Biotech Bullies from controlling food (tags)

Senate Bill 1056 prevents local communities from having any choices about limiting biotech genetically modified crops in their town or county. Biotech lobbyists have Sacramento's politicians in Assembly Agriculture eating out of their hand..

Final vote expected today on involuntary outpatient commitment bill AB 2357 (tags)

Invoking an obscure senate rule Monday, California Senate Appropriations Chair Kevin Murray bumped involuntary psychiatric treatment bill AB 2357 to the Senate Floor, scuttling public input and fast-tracking the bill to its final vote today. Ardently opposed by a coalition of consumers, survivors, ex-patients and allies, the bill seeks to extend "Laura's Law", the state's soon-to-sunset outpatient commitment law.

Stop Biotech Bullies and Big AgriBusiness! Hearing on Wednesday! Call Your Rep! (tags)

It is important that we voice our opposition to this bully bill, SB1056. Please see messages and sites linked below for more; please contact your representatives!

Outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357 to be heard in Senate Appropriations June 26 (tags)

Join the CNMHC and other advocates at the State Capitol on June 26th, as we speak out in opposition to involuntary outpatient commitment extension bill AB 2357.

Senate Health Committee narrowly passes forced treatment extension bill AB 2357 (tags)

In a contentious hearing Wednesday, a bill that would extend the sunset date of involuntary psychiatric outpatient commitment law AB 1421 ("Laura's Law"), was passed by the State Senate Health Committee with a vote of 5-3. Strongly opposed by mental health clients, survivors and allies, the bill, AB 2357, will be heard next in the Senate Appropriations Committee.

3/25 Coalition Western Regional Conference on Immigration (tags)

March 25th Coalition Western Regional Conference

Black Country Artist to Play L.A. (tags)

Female African American country singer and songwriter will perform at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center with America's only touring African American Rodeo.

Crucial vote for drug safety next week: Take Action, send a letter to your rep (tags)

Consumers and doctors aren't getting the full story about the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceutical products. Please support this drug safety bill which would require that all drug safety study data, for drugs sold in CA, be made available to the public. Right now we are NOT getting all of the information! People can not make informed decisions without all of the info.!

THREE HOUR SPECIAL - DEPLETED URANIUM - MONDAY 6/12 (tags)

8PM - 11PM Pacific time ......Three Hour Special

Call Congress; Critical Vote to Close the School of the Americas Friday or Monday (tags)

For the first time in six years, there will be a vote on legislation to close the SOA/WHINSEC, the U.S. Army school whose graduates are implicated in some of the worst human rights abuses in Latin America. As countries throughout the region go through historic changes, people in the U.S. have an opportunity to make historic change THIS WEEK by demanding justice, accountability, and suspension of the SOA/WHINSEC.

Building Bridges Radio:Paul Krugman-Medicare for All (tags)

WBAI'S Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB ADDRESS LINK BELOW.

Los Angeles Sentinel Endorses Paparian for Congress in 29th (tags)

The largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast has endorsed a Green for Congress in the San Gabriel Valley, giving the nod to former Pasadena Mayor Bill Paparian over the Democrat incumbent.

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

In recent months millions of immigrants have been in the streets protesting the vicious attacks that Bush and Congress are preparing to legislate against them, while local governments also formulate attacks. Behind this reactionary onslaught is the fact that the capitalists want immigrant labor, but they want it without rights so that they can more profitably exploit it. They know that without the same rights as other workers the immigrant workers have little chance in effectively resisting the rotten wages and conditions they impose on them. And they know that lack of rights makes it very difficult for immigrant workers to actively support and participate in strikes and other struggles of the "legal" U.S. workers.

Rep Rangel introduces Draft Bill (for Iran?): (tags)

Rep Rangel introduces Draft Bill (for Iran?):

Senate Passes The Temporary Guest Workers Program (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) learned today, May 27 through news sources that the US Senate finally passed by a vote of 62-36 votes, the temporary guest workers program or the Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill after more than a week of debate

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

The reactionary features of this anti-immigrant bill are crystal clear. Renewed mass struggle is needed. Full rights for all immigrants!

Stick a Fork in Congress' Ass, Turn it Over, It's Done (tags)

Congress gets what Congress asked for.

JFAV Persevere Our Struggle For Full Rights for All Immigrants and Recognition, Justice an (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) is seriously monitoring the US Congress debates and deliberations on the current bill on immigration overhaul that will make a long lasting impact on the whole gamut of American lives in years to come. ? Arturo P. Garcia, People’s CORE immigrant rights and advocacy desk and JFAV coordinator said: “More than 1/3 or 4 to 5 million immigrants will be forced to hide deeper into the shadows when the US Congress decides to send them all home when it chose to implement the “temporary guest work program” that will divide immigrants, separates families and put up obstacles for undocumented immigrants in their quest for residency and citizenship.”

HR 4681 (tags)

I am watching the debate at this moment on the US House floor of HR 4681. The Zionist, Tom Lantos being true to form lied. If this bill passes after all of our protests against it the House will light a larger firestorm of American criticism both against our support of Israeli apartheid terrorism and the AIPAC lobby behind it. Also, if this bill passes, and I understand that it will because of the number of declared co-sponsors, Iran and other governments should protest by requiring that all American purchases including oil be made in Euros. I am another American Christian for Palestine. Palestine Forever.

JFAV Greets Senate Vote Giving Veterans Special Immigrant Status as a Tactical Victory, (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) greet the news that the US Senate unanimously approved by a voice vote on Thursday (Friday in Manila) an amendment in the proposed immigration reform bill that would allow Philippine-based single or married children of Filipino World War II veterans to join them in the United States, as a tactical victory in its 60 years of struggle for recognition, justice and equity.

Paparian Asks State Legislature to Pass Bill That Would Impeach Bush (tags)

Legislators, Candidates and Voters Asked to Support Impeachment "Referndum" to Remove Imperial President From Office

Sheehan Labels Bush’s White House: “A Crime Scene!” (tags)

On May 18, 2006, activists attempted to deliver a “Don't Attack Iran” Petition, which was signed by over 43,000 individuals, to a White House official. The bureaucrat refused to accept it, despite the fact that the Right to Petition the government for a redress of grievances is a right older than the Constitution and a cornerstone of the First Amendment. A defiant Cindy Sheehan then labeled George W. Bush’s White House: “A Crime Scene!”

A Review of Immigration Proposals in Congress (tags)

A Choice Between Bad and Worse: Why We Can't Compromise on Immigration Legislation

Danny Bakewell Sr. Endorses Green Candidate Bill Paparian for Congress (tags)

When Al Gore came to the Southland, one of his first stops to take the pulse of his support here was the home of Danny Bakewell Sr., publisher of the largest and oldest black-owned newspaper on the west coast, the Los Angeles Sentinel. Danny Bakewell Sr. has today endorsed Green candidate for Congress Bill Paparian -- giving the cold sholder to pro-war Democrat incumbent Adam Schiff in the 29th CA Congressional Dist. race.

Pelosi is in for a Surprise this November (tags)

Democratic leaders in Congress may be afraid of impeachment, but if Democratic voters oust Republicans in the fall, it will because they want a street fight, not because they want their party to begin compromising with Bush.

When War Making Criminals Get What They Deserve (tags)

Today the Senate is prepared to vote on a bill that will rack up an additional $67.6 Billion for making war upon Afghanistan and Iraq. That "supplemental" money, however, will just keep the eager war-makers in just enough Depleted Uranium, Grenades, and Conventional Mines (all types) only to last another five months, till September 30.

THREE STATES to vote on forwarding REAL impeachment bills that require US House votes (tags)

author: Constitutionalist ....your own state's legislators can introduce Impeachment Proceedings against Bush immediately as a State Legislature Joint Resolution, that then goes on to be a preferred bill, meaning that it automatically takes precedence over all other bills then in Congress!

WEAPONS TO DIE FOR: Leuren Moret (tags)

FROM THAT PENTAGON DEATH STAR, AND THE UNIVERSITY THAT POISONED THE WORLD

¡Apoyo a la HUELGA de los INMIGRANTES! (tags)

A leaflet being used to mobilize for May Day in Seattle, where 30,000 or more people marched on April 10.

Haste, Waste and Mammoth Misconceptions (tags)

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 to build a costly ($40 - $60 million) elephant enclosure at the LA zoo. Only Councilmembers Dennis Zine and Bill Rosendahl voted with activists who wanted the exhibit closed and the three elephants freed...

The Power of Latinos (tags)

In the last weeks, the sleeping giant of American politics has growled: the young immigrant generation, the Latino population. E pluribus Unum - one out of many - is the national motto of the US inscribed on all kinds of public buildings.

THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS (tags)

THE US WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

PEOPLE''S CORE AND CDIR ON THE DEADLOCK IN THE IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL BILL IN THE SENATE (tags)

People's CORE and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) greet the so-called deadlock and impasse on the Immigration Overhaul Bill with cautious and guarded optimism. We believe that the recent deadlock is better than having the bill approved. Such a prospect would have imposed great hardships on the more than 12 million immigrants in the United States. This development now gives us, immigrant advocates and all immigrants, more time and breathing space to get organized, get our act together and mobilize for the Great American Boycott on May 1

The Senate's Priorities: No Mexicans (tags)

The U.S. Senate today exposed its real immigration agenda, and it has little to do with securing borders, drug runners, or terrorists.

NO TO RACIST COMPROMISES ON THE SENATE’S IMMIGRATION REFORM OVERHAUL BILL: FULL IM (tags)

We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles and the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) Immigrant Rights and Social Justice Program (IRSJP), express our indignation and alarm over the compromise that was hammered out in the in the so-called “Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill” in the US Senate today, April 6, 2006. The CDIR and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants. Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled upon in the belly of this capitalist beast. Defend Immigrant Rights, FULL RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS, NOW! #

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?

3/30: Actions Need For Senate Immigration Bill, Call Your Senator! (tags)

1. Why the Senate's Proposed Immigrant Bill is Bad for the Immigrants. 2. Take Actions! Call Your Senator to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

The Ghost of George Wallace: Immigration and White Racism (tags)

They were on the verge of a walled off country, a police state whose target would be Brown people. Then, on Saturday, their dominace cracked.

CREATE-A-CRISIS: Anti-Immigrant Bill Flap Created by Bush & Co (tags)

I would stake next year's morning coffee supply on that !he sudden big flap over the so called "anti-immigrant" bill ( Border Protection, Anti-Terrorism, and Illega Immigration Control Act of 2005) is yet another manufactured crisis, designed to pull Bush's quickly charring fat out of the fire.

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights!

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity! (tags)

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity!

March 25th Coalition (tags)

Millions Nationally Will Hear Historic Call to March Against Sensenbrenner Bill and for the Legalization of 12 Million Undocumented. In an Unprecedented Display of Unity, Spanish Language Morning Radio Show Personalities Have Come together in Defense of their people. March 25th Coalition Against Sensenbrenner Bill-HR4437 Will Coordinate Media Event at LA City Hall.

A Message from the Chairman (tags)

Maybe not Howard himself, but fearful Democratic Party leaders are putting the screws to those in Congress who want to call Bush a criminal or to call for impeachment.

Building Bridges Radio: The Worst Immigration Bill in a Century (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 27 minute radio program. To listen click on web link below.

Spanish Radio Joins Coalition Outreach (tags)

MEDIA ADVISORY And PHOTO-OP MARCH 20TH, 2006 March 25 Coalition Against HR4437- Coalicion 25 de Marzo Contra La Ley Sensenbrenner Media Contact: Javier Rodriguez 323.788.3241 jrodhdztf@hotmail.com & jrod1194@sbcglobal.net

The Rosa Parks Act of Alabama (tags)

Alabama Bill will pardon and expunge the criminal records of Civil Rights activist and others convicted under laws that enforced racial discrimination.

32 US Reps Want Bush Impeachment Inquiry (tags)

32 US House Representatives have signed on as sponsors or co-sponsors of H. Res 635, which would create a Select Committee to look into the grounds for recommending President Bush’s impeachment, Atlanta Progressive News has learned.

Chicago: General Strike for Immigrant Rights on March 10 (tags)

Chicago IL - Upwards of 200,000 people marched through downtown Chicago, March 10, chanting, "Si, se puede!," meaning, "Yes we can!" defeat the Sensenbrenner bill.

House Resolution 635: Impeachment (tags)

30 Dems now support 635

News Junkie Scott's Blog (3/07/06) (tags)

Morgan Reynolds - gaping holes in the plane stories!

Gran Marcha 2006 (tags)

LA Coalition to Stage Mass Protest on March 25, 2006 Against HR4437 Sensenbrenner Immigration Bill in Downtown Los Angeles and support a comprehensive immigration reform provision that leads to permanent residency and no more border fences and or heightened border security

Sanctuary Movement Spreads East (tags)

Please attend the Pomona council meeting Monday night, and or pass the this information along to anyone and everyone that may be affected, including clergy, law enforcement, teachers, mailmen, storeowners, bus drivers, clerks, phone operators, etc.

Call To Action: Call and Write Your Congressman, About the Siege of Balata and Nablus: (tags)

From:http://www.umkahlil.blogspot.com/ Stop the Siege of Balata and Nablus

president bush to undergo major testing. (tags)

Millions of american people are starting to notice a very un american president and vice president these days. Every day more and more americans are starting to wonder if these 2 guys are even fit to run our nation anymore. The things they do sometimes seem a little crazy and often illegal. So some of the american people are hoping to find a couple good shrinks and maybe a few good lawyers to see if what they are doing in washington is really legal or illegal, maybe even a little crazy. There is a simple challenge to washington to pass a bill, its a good one, its a simple one, and it's a fair one, lets make it a fast one, say march 23, this will give them several weeks just in case their secrataries are slow typers or they forget how to spell there names or they are slow readers or something you know washington isn't the brightest city in the world and the bill is 1 page. Lets call it bill #4404150555 until they give it an official # Any man women or child that joins the military reserves the right at anytime they feel unable or unwilling to pick up another weapon or harm another person to trade in that gun for a guitar. The government that tought that child how to use that weapon that kills will be responsible to provide teachers to teach that soldier to play an instrument that heals so he may attempt to heal some wounds that he and his brothers may be feeling or creating. We would only do trade with countries that provide their soldiers and citizens the right to decide if and when they to have the right to lay down their guns and persue a life with more meaning and one worth living. Submitted by Jimmy the weed Zender american citizen living in Geneva on the Lake Ohio, maybe Bono would help me submit this:) John Mc Cain, wheres the love for your democracy and military men? Kennedy live up to your good name, help america find real democracy. We all owe them this people, they have all givin their lives so we may have this right, use it, lets do this for them, now! Lets "nickname" this "the bill we can all aford to pay" And if washington don't wanna foot this bill, they better all start hiring lawyers, oh they already are lawyers! Well, they will need more lawyers and they will be paying them out of there own pockets, now they would not like that, would they? this bill is good for america! We will ask some of our brightest stars to both sponser the bill and donate time to teach these young men and ladies to be highly skilled and very creative soldiers for life and healers. And a few big names would make things a lot more encouraging. As believers we must become less killing and more filling if we want to get to drink from the cup of life, God help us all! Now on the streets we call the first part a blood test, on march 23 the results of this test will be in and we will know if he has american blood in him or muslim blood on him, anyone will be able to decide for themselves too cause everyones got brains to decide right? This is a great place to draw the line and see if they want all americans to have the opertunities to be the best people we can be or just to do be un or under edjucated and easily manipulated so we can only keep doing all there dirty works. You know I am starting to woner if that is Christs blood or muslims blood on our hands, and if we don't stop now we may be suprised. Now if he fails the blood tests, we will have due do further testing now the second part we will be testing his brain, if we can find it. This test is known on the streets as the test for dummies it is 10 stupid questions, itis designed for stupid people who can only come up with stupid answers. the results from this test should show us if he has any common sense or in some countries it is called "sanity" left or not, we really need to know. Now if he fails the first 2 tests we better take the 3rd one for him, we will all be tested. And we must vote every republican out of office in november, except the ones who fought for our citizens and soldiers rights and signed the bill and only if they get it passed. This will be "nicknamed" america's blood test, this test will tell us if they sucked all the american blood out of us. And in november you will have our test results too, God help us all, please! Now this test is very real and millions of americans are taking notice. Every day is a test, and every day we are tested, let us pass this one. Hey old man, get out of that rocking chair and do something, and students and children teach your parents well. I know they will be telling you how stupid we are or crazy the plan is but you be the judge, is this test easy? will they pass? sign? or turn their backs on our soldiers and us too, us the people they promised to serve? You know it's not just iraqies and our soldiers dying but also every soldiers parents do, their children, brothers, sisters, and every one of us too look inside, the scars of these wars are in all of us no matter where we live. Demand they pass this bill into law, just the way it is let them add nothing to it and make sure it never expires, and don't let them screw it up. Also this governments been taking all our dollars I think we deserve a little change, don't you? tell them earn the money they take and sign this bill fast. Send letters to washington cnn and everywhere, tell family overseas take the test too and send your answers to Lou Dobbs at cnn.com by july 4 incase we have a lot of empty seats to fill in november it is right around the corner. And be sure and find out what test your person in washington prefers to take we are giving them 3 very easy choices you know 1 Pass this bill now (easiest choice just sign it) or 2 take the test july 4 (anyone who failed the first test) or 3 test us in november, do not underestimate our hunger, you only feed us lots of elephant shit and the whole world is sick of that. Rock and Roll Everyone!

URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)

Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"

Capital Punishment - Big Decision for Governor (tags)

Schwarzenegger has time to save the life of Michael Morales before his execution date which is scheduled for February 17, 2006.

February 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

ALERT - Stop the Budget Cuts! (tags)

A vote is possible February 1. Call your representatives toll free and oppose the budget reconciliation bill - 1-800-393-1082

Beyond Chron: Patriot Act: Anti-Immigrant (tags)

by Rita Mandelenis‚ Jan. 25‚ 2006

GOVERNOR SIDE STEPING DEATH PENALTY (tags)

Governor Schwarzenegger is now preparing for the November 2006 election by side steping the death penalty issue.

Alito Confirmation: A Straussian Neocon Fait Accompli (tags)

if I was a betting man, I'd say this is precisely what will happen: another nine eleven, possibly one of a larger magnitude, will put the finishing touches on the murder of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Save Our Face – SOS, Fascistic Immigration Laws + the “Thrill” of Defeat (tags)

The war is on. It’s a war the Mexican People and their allies must win.

1/20: Please Sign the Petitions to Oppose Anti-Immigrant Bills! (tags)

We are asking you for your help in collecting signatures for a petition addressed to the Los Angeles City Council requesting they adopt a resolution in favor of the immigrant community.

Protest Telecom Rip-offs (tags)

CPUC Decision Leaves Consumers Unprotected, Community Representatives To Protest Upcoming Vote

What We Don't Know Can Hurt Us (tags)

There is an bill in Congress to investigate Bush for impeachable crimes. Did you know that? If not, maybe you should be asking your local media outlets why you don’t know about it.

how much is enough? how much is enough (tags)

read and learn

January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Mass Deportation to Mexico in 1930s Spurs Apology (tags)

It was 1931. The administration of President Herbert Hoover backed a policy that would deport hundreds of thousands of Mexican Americans, more than half of them United States citizens.

Bill and the gang (tags)

What else is Bill sitting on except his ass.

GOP Launches Vicious Attack on Endangered Species (tags)

In the GOP's latest hellish vision (bills S.2112 and HR 3824), the lives of living organisms would be bartered, traded, and thrown away like so much monopoly money in a "credit system. "

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/23/05) (tags)

What's the Fed up to with the money supply?

Mexico Admits Poor Treatment of Migrants (tags)

Mexico Commission Acknowledges Poor Treatment of Migrants Within Its Own Territory

News Junkie Scott's Blog (12/19/05) (tags)

US House passes draconian anti-immigrant bill.

VIDEO: Bill Rosendahl speaks out against the Death Penalty (tags)

Los Angeles City Councilman, Bill Rosendahl spoke last night at the St. Paul the Apostle Parish in Westwood. Here is a slide show with excerpts from his speech. Also uploaded is Bill’s statement on the death penalty

Privatizers reach for our public lands (tags)

Proposed "mining" law would open public lands to real estate developers at bargain-basement prices.

Dec 15 - Bill of Rights Day (tags)

Spokane, Washington. Payson, Arizona. Topeka, Kansas. Sandusky, Ohio. The states of California, New Jersey, and even Massachusetts. What do all of these localities have in common? They're all observing December 15 as Bill of Rights Day!

homeless and jobless (tags)

living in enemy territory without means, rnc=vc

Minutemen Exposed By Their Own (tags)

James Chase pulls back the curtain on Gilchrist, Simcox, and the Minuteman Project. Reposted from CalNews.com.

Pols Battle Over Future of OpenDocument (tags)

Corporate oligarchs infest state government.

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.

STILL IN DENIAL ? (tags)

Republicans Steal Thanksgiving. As the Republicans go home for Thanksgiving this week, House leaders are congratulating themselves on having squeaked through a divisive budget bill that takes canned goods from the poor in order to fund more luxuries for the rich.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/19/05) (tags)

Federal reserve will no longer report M3.

War, budget cuts ignite voter rebellion (tags)

WASHINGTON — President George W. Bush’s smear tactics failed to silence his growing opposition as the peace movement and defenders of the poor stepped up their fight against the Iraq war and a Republican proposal to cut $50 billion from federal programs for low-income Americans.

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/8/05) (tags)

SCOTUS to review Guantanamo military tribunals.

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!

News Junkie Scott's Blog (11/3/05) (tags)

Secret CIA jails for Al-Qaeda.

Listing RIght (tags)

Who would have guessed so many liberals had combat medals, and so many conservatives hid behind deferments?

Most favored religion bill Must be stopped (tags)

Bill Bennett - Abort Black babies -- Boycotting NAPA and Pier 1 (tags)

Bill Bennett said that crime would go down if Black babies were aborted. This statement was made on Bennett's radio show. We are calling for a boycott of the sponsors of that show ... NAPA Auto Parts, and Pier 1.

Schwarzenegger Signs AB 405: Bill Protects Kids from Exposure to Experimental Pesticides (tags)

Kids & Teachers Are NOT Lab Rats!

Take to the Street Tonight for Equal Rights - Protest Arnold's Veto (tags)

Emergency Response to Arnold's veto of Same Sex Marriage

Don't Poison Kids-- Who Couldn't Sign On To That?; (tags)

AB 405 - Stops Experiments on K-12 Kids

The Big Con (tags)

Democrats Versus Republicans - The Illusion Of Democracy

Interview with Bill Siegel, co-director of The Weather Underground documentary (tags)

Interview with Bill Siegel, co-director and co-producer of The Weather Underground, the Oscar-nominated 2002 feature-length documentary that explores the rise and fall of this radical movement as former members speak candidly about the idealistic passion that drove them to "bring the war home" and the trajectory that placed them on the F.B.I.'s most wanted list.

Compassion, But Only When Cameras Are On (tags)

Congress is temporarily softening the bankruptcy bill and postponing Medicaid cuts, afraid to look mean to Katrina survivors, but when the waters have subsided, they’ll go back to screwing the poor as usual.

Bill O’Reilly Wants to Suppress Abu Ghraib Evidence (tags)

The ACLU is fighting in court for the release of all evidence that might tie high level policy makers to the Abu Ghraib torture scandal. The Pentagon said the release of that evidence will “increase the likelihood of violence” against U.S. troops. Fox News’ Chickenhawk, Bill O’Reilly, agrees that it is not only unpatriotic to do so, but that it would “help the jihadists.” He also smeared CBS, NBC and the NY Times for supporting the ACLU’s legal position.

California Safe Schools Sponsors AB 405 (tags)

Montañez School Pesticide Safety Bill Closer To Governor’s Signature!

Surveillance Camera Players on CNN (tags)

a chance for the truth to be heard

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

Kosovo Fallout - (Another Clinton Turkey Comes Home to Roost) (tags)

No Summary

BTL:Rep. Barbara Lee Introduces Bill That Would Prohibit... (tags)

...Permanent U.S. Military Bases in Iraq ~ Interview with Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Anti-Bush, Pro-Chavez Candidate Needs Support (tags)

I'm running a provocative political campaign that embraces local, national and international issues.

U.S. Congress Increases Backing for Haiti Coup Regime (tags)

Haiti: U.S. Subcommittee passes bill to recruit and deploy U.S. citizens in support of Dictatorship

Onward, Christian theocrats: the Yankee Taliban on the attack (tags)

“Our goal is a Christian nation,” says Terry Randal. “We are called by God to conquer this country.”

Call in to the City of BP (tags)

Call the city. urge them to repeal the permit to protest law.

Bush as Absolute Monarch of Guantanamo (tags)

The camp in Guantanamo has become a "propaganda- and recruitment tool for terrorists," Biden said and proposed a gradual closure of the camp in Cuba.

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."

Whigged Out: The Democrats Have Become a Vestigial Opposition (tags)

They’ll stand tall on small stuff like judicial nominees or a UN ambassador appointment, but when it’s an issue of substance—funding for the war, a pro-lender bankruptcy bill, or the PATRIOT Act, the Democrats are all compromise or cave-in. Where’s the opposition? ----------------

Sen. Feingold, Lone Opponent of Original PATRIOT Act, Blasts Secret Plot to Make it Wors (tags)

Sen. Feingold, alone in opposing the PATRIOT Act in '01, blasts the White House attempt to use the Senate Intelligence Committee to produce an even worse bill in secret, behind the back of the Judiciary Committee.

Congress passes National ID system. (tags)

Section 202. of H.R. 1268 allows for the creation of a de facto National ID system.

Intelligence Committee in Maneuver to Pass Even Worse PATRIOT Act (tags)

With no announcement, the Senate Intelligence Committee has scheduled a closed door session to approve a version of the Patriot Act that would be even worse than the present act being considered by the Judiciary Committee. The hand of the White House seems to be behind the sneaky maneuver.

Chief Bratton Endangers Public Safety! May 11th, 2005 (tags)

MAY 11th, 2005 http://www.wallywood.org CHIEF BRATTON ENDANGERS PUBLIC SAFETY! May 11th, 2005 http://www.expage.com/may2005 De-Generate Latino Women and White Women Neighborhood Watch Members abuse power! Neighborhood Watch Members abuse power! http://www.expage.com/may2005 For all News Casters... Real NEWS! 5-5-05 ------------------------------------------- iraq,war,bomb,bomber,suicide,LAPD,crooks,neighborhood,watch,commies,CIA,FBI,LADA West,Hollywood,Wallywood,Bratton,Mafia,Gay,Pride,Blue,Wall,of,Silence,ATD,LASD,K Credit for this wonderful information is Given to: Mary Ann Stratton Elenor White Liza@gangstalking.ca (all these women are brave, intelligent, great people!). http://www.multistalkervictims.org http://www.gangstalking.ca http://www.stopcovertwar.com http://www.raven1.net http://www.expage.com/may2005 http://www.wallywood.org http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/custom2.html http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/custom2.html http://www.wallytribe.com http://www.controlledamerica.itgo.com/favorite_links.html (Posted by victim of horror and abuse, "Walter Tribe" on 5-4-2005.). H.R. 2977 / H.R. 3616 H.R. 2977 Oct. 2, 2001 We would like to thank Mr. Dennis Kucinich a Representative from Ohio who submitted the H.R. 2977 Preservation of Space bill into the House of Representatives on Oct. 2, 2001. This was a short lived bill but one of the most exciting disclosure projects of Government information. In the definition part of this bill as stated below there were true disclosure of directed energy like extremely low frequency electromagnetic energy (which has been used as a mind control tool) and words like mind control and psychotronics. When all of us victims saw this bill for the first time we cried and laughed for joy since we realized that our pain and suffering would soon come to an end. That our torture would finally stop. It was sent to the Armed Services Committee and several other committees where all of those disclosure words in definition section were omitted. We were saddened by this, but the bill H.R. 3616 is still standing for what the first one stood for which was to stop weaponization of space. We will support this bill and Kucinich for being so brave to stand up against such a super power Govt. for he is the only Congressman who has ever had nerve enough to expose the truth about mind control weapons and we will always support him.

CWA union backs new labor Assembly Bill (tags)

AB1172 is much needed paycheck protections for commission based employees of California.

Ward Churchill interview w/ Jerry Quickly, KPFK (tags)

Ward Churill was interviewed by Jerry Quickly today, April 25, 2005 on the Beneath The Surface show; The first 5 seconds are lost but that was just part of Quickly's intro. // mp3 file, about 5.3megs, 32kbps

Populist #1 (tags)

Introduction - the Necessity of Democracy to Our Prosperity

KPFA listeners mobilize to return Bill Mandel to the air (tags)

Bill Mandel supporters fight to get him back on Pacifica's air. They met with KPFA management in Berkeley in March. See video and stills of the meeting at http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/03/1729636.php Mandel, Gerald Sanders (Pacifica Board member), and Jack Heyman (ILWU) on their way to the meeting.

BTL:Connecticut Set to Become 2nd State to Pass Same-Sex Civil Union Bill (tags)

Interview with Ann Stanback, president of the group Love Makes a Family, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

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."

The Scalping of Cherokee Indian Ward Churchill (tags)

Chairman of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder forced to resign

Bill Moyers: There is no tomorrow (tags)

One of the biggest changes in politics in my lifetime is that the delusional is no longer marginal. It has come in from the fringe, to sit in the seat of power in the Oval Office and in Congress. For the first time in our history, ideology and theology hold a monopoly of power in Washington.

Rachel Corrie vs Kobe Mandell (tags)

The latest crime bill has something in it for everyone.

VOTER BILL OF RIGHTS (tags)

The Voter Bill of Rights is a list of 10 essential steps for improving our electoral system.

First the Back-Door Draft, Next the Foot-in-the-Door Draft (tags)

Beware presidents asking for a few good women to tend the troops. If they push the door open a little way, the draft will come right on through.

There's a Draft in the Air All Right (tags)

Bush and the Republican Congress are frantically trying to squelch rumors that the government is getting ready to bring back the Draft, but the reality is, they’ll have to do it before too long.

House Approves Penalties for False Web Records (tags)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would increase jail time for identity thieves and other fraudulent Web users who register sites under false identities.

The Schizophrenic State (tags)

Why we have allowed ourselves to be dragged into wars that do not enhance our security and diminish our global standing

The Schizophrenic State (tags)

Reasons behind the world's mistrust of America's motives in the global war on terror, and Iraq

BILL MAHR ATTEMPTS REALISM (tags)

HBO's Real Time with Bill Mahr is catching up with the American Blasphemer in casting Bush and his self proclaimed success, 911, into perspective. If the GOP were not so insistant that the event was a glorious triumph for Bush, I would not have to constantly remind them that Bush is largely to blame for the tragedy.

Senator John Kerry and the Democrats are Peeing their Pants Cowards (tags)

Now that campaigning to the far right has failed to get a rise out of the American public all my Democratic Party friends are running around bumping into each other in fear and loathing realizing that the Democratic leadership Council and its lead poisoned leader Al From - who is cowering inside the pup tent he pitched inside the Big Tent to perform by pass surgery on Bill Clinton's heart (which is so full of saturated fat it really does need bypass surgery) so that Clinton could sign the child poverty creating Welfare Reform Act - has led Senator John Kerry down a rabbit hole.

RICK JAMES - Funkmaster RIP (tags)

A public viewing will be held in Los Angeles Wednesday for funk legend Rick James, who died in his sleep Friday at his home near Universal City, CA. The viewing will take place from 5-8 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park ­ Hollywood Hills. A memorial service is scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. "Rick wanted everyone who loved him to be with him at the end and to celebrate his life," said Sujata Murthy, his record label's spokeswoman. As previously reported, an autopsy Saturday found no sign of foul play, but "no obvious sign" of cause of death, coroner's spokesman David Campbell told Associated Press. Coroner's officials are awaiting results of a toxicology test, expected within 10 weeks. According to AP, coroner's officials removed James' body from the mortuary because his death certificate was not signed by a doctor.

Welcome to the Age of Aviating Swine (tags)

If there's a fair chance you're going to hell, be sure to take your parka and long johns, because the only explanation for continuing surreal happenings these days is that the river Styx has glaciated. Welcome to the America of George Bush, our very own Malice from Dunderland, where up is down and right is regularly wrong. For examples of once unimaginable scenes that now commonly appear like bad dreams, read on.

BILLDER FOR PRESIDENT 2004 (tags)

First Draft Declaration Of Write-in Presidential Candidacy of Billder Bill Gallagher Hachita New Mexico, 2004 Presidential Election, United States Of America.

So What happened to Peter Townshend? Too Old, or Too Rich? (or Just Too Dumb?) (tags)

So Peter Townshend, a Vietnam era rocker, supported the war. Hmmm? I didn't support the war. You didn't support the war. Millions around the globe didn't support the war, but he did. And now he rails against Michael Moore? Give me a break.

Malign Condescension -- or Benign Neglect? (tags)

John Edwards Tapped for VP at Bilderbrg (tags)

John Edwards was invited to the annual Bilderbreg group meeting held this year, and now he is Jown Kerry's running mate, more evidence that US elections are controlled by the elite.

Democratic Senator Edwards Supports Political Police (tags)

Democratic vice-presidential candidate Senator John Edwards is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee who not only supports the fascist "Patriot" Act and homeland security bill, he also supports a "domestic intelligence organization" or political police.

Oops! Lobbyist accidentally exposes nasty tactics (tags)

Since 1998, The Competitive Enterprise Institute has received nearly $1.5 million in donations from ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company. Now they're gunning for Senators in favor of legislation to combat global warming.

F911 Movie: Conyers Admits Congress Does Not Read Bills Before Voting (tags)

When you attend Fahrenheit 9/11, I hope you also shout out loud SHAME ON YOU when that good Democrat Rep Conyers admits that the House & Senate do not read most of the bills they vote on, including the fascist Patriot Act, a bill that would make Hitler proud.

Our $8 Trillion Headache (tags)

Since taking office, George W. Bush taking has taken the national debt (in decline thanks to four years of surpluses) on an upwards trajectory -- and now he needs a $690 billion. Grand total? $8 TRILLION!

June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)

Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops

Santa Barbara County Supervisors Support Driver's License Bill (tags)

At 12pm on Tuesday, June 22nd, the Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors voted to support SB 1160, the new drivers bill that will ensure that all drivers have access to proper training and insurance.

Action Alert - Western Shoshone: War not just in Iraq (tags)

Crescent Valley, NV - The United States Congressmen are mirroring the same deceptive tactics in Western Shoshone territory in Nevada as in Iraq, said Western Shoshone as legislation was pushed to compensate tribal members for Aboriginal land in an effort to seize it and open it up for mining, energy and nuclear corporations. While Western Shoshone maintain their Aboriginal land claim secured by the Treaty of Ruby Valley of 1863, their sacred Yucca Mountain is being gutted for nuclear dumping, their horses and cattle seized to make way for geothermal industries and the earth mutilated for gold extraction. "If the war on terrorism is about protecting this country, then why is our own government trying to take away our homelands?" said Mary McCloud, Western Shoshone elder.

"The Ant and the Grasshopper" (tags)

Moral: socialism is the last refuge for a scoundrel.

GOP blocks war-profiteering amendment (tags)

The Leahy/Daschle amendment would have created new penalties -- including up to 20 years in jail -- for government contractors convicted of inflating the cost of goods or services.

Fake Terror on Congress Last Week- Patriot II Next Week (tags)

Last Thursday air traffic controllers guided a plane near the Reagan Memorial Event, but they did not tell the security on the ground, who thought it was a terrorist attack. Cops were screaming, "run, run run!" and had some members of Congress, the Supreme Court and even Rupert Murdoch running for their lives. 'Someone' intentionally created this terror scare for Congress- how do we know? Because the FAA spokesman was caught in an outright lie. Hundreds of people were terrorized for no reason.... well there may be a reason, but the FAA knew the plane was not a threat.

Building Bridges Radio- Class War with Bill Moyers, Meizhu Lui, and Chuck Collins (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Reports brings you this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON LA INDYMEDIA LINK

Take Back America Meeting (tags)

Progressive Democrats call for strong program, grass roots organizing

Some Figures On US Aid To Israel (tags)

The Federal Reserve Is a Debt-Making and Constitution-Destroying Institution.

Western Shoshone: War is not just in Iraq (tags)

Oppose the Western Shoshone Distribution Bill, S. 618/HR 884. Nevada Congressmen Reid and Gibbons, Gale Norton and our "National Interests" have taken a page from the influential Koch boys of Wichita, who were caught stealing oil from impoverished tribes in Oklahoma. "We want our fair share, and that's ALL of it!" It's 300 year old tradition in government: you sign treaties with the folks who rightly occupy the territory. Then you do whatever you please! And laugh all the way to the bank. The Native American Rights Fund has taken Gale Norton to court THREE times and WON each time, yet the Interior Department continues to act illegally...no different from what they're doing with Western Shoshone. This is not government. This is tyranny masked as politics. So is passage of HR884, HR 2869, HR2772.

More anti-terrorism power sought - JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS PATRIOT ACT NOT ENOUGH (tags)

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is seeking to expand its anti-terrorism powers again, adding, among other things, an FBI subpoena power so secret that even a lawsuit challenging it had to be kept under wraps.

Billder For President 2004 (tags)

First Draft Declaration Of Write-in Presidential Candidacy of Bill Gallagher, 2004 Presidential Election, United States Of America.

Forget The Trial Get The Rope: Bush Approved The Torture!!! (tags)

While the shutter captured the gruesome horror in graphic detail, it missed capturing the full scope of the incident, as did CBS. This was not an isolated incident. It was not the result of a few rogues. Rather this incident was the result of careful long-term planning. In fact Bush and every other high official of this administration approved of the torture and we have their own words on that

Schwarzenegger and Democrats Gut Workers’ Compensation in California (tags)

Both parties have handed a gigantic victory to their corporate backers, especially the insurance industry, on the backs of injured workers.

'You should be ashamed of what you did to Tillman' (tags)

Bill O'Reilly called political cartoonist Ted Rall "a far left guy" who "makes (Gary) Trudeau look like Rush Limbaugh."

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!

Shared Johnathans:Federal Marriage Amendment To 'Dick-Walker-Off' Our Civil Liberties (tags)

GLBT civil rights. Intro. to Logic example to exercise. Petition to Sign being sent to President George Walker Bush against the federal marriage amendment. http://www.care2.com/go/z/12465

FOX OBSTRUCTS JUSTICE (tags)

Bill Cristol, forot to tell the lie, the universal lie, that was repeated by FOX NEWS CHANNEL, CNN, and other terrorist networks like DISNEY who also make cartoons like DAVE THE BARBARIAN. They forgot they played the BLAME GAME with me and BILL CLINTON for 25 years at least.

Clearly Racist And Bigoted Skits On Clear Channel (tags)

In the March 10 Bill Handel show on KFI AM 640, a pretend "Muslim" allegedly reading from the new Iraqi constitution refers to "hairy Iraqi women," "lovely Japanese schoolgirls," the "infidel custom of bathing on a regular basis," and "civil unions" between Iraqis and "loving camels and goats."

BTL:Bush Administration and GOP Congress Propose Cuts to Public Transit and... (tags)

...Other Transportation Alternatives. Interview with Hank Dittmar, executive director of Reconnecting America, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Please urge Sen. Feinstein to support Nepal garment bill (tags)

Dear California residents, please take ten minutes to write to Senator Feinstein asking her to support a bill which would help the people of Nepal, who are in dire need due to civil war and poverty.

Bush and Senate Republicans Obstruct Unemployment Extensions (tags)

A short article about unemployment extensions.

Bill for Confiscation (tags)

Bill for Confiscation of Firearms H.R.2403

Re: KEVIN COOPER - URGENT - POST AND DISTRIBUTE WIDELY! (tags)

We need to flood Bill Lockyer Attorney General's office with phone calls, fax, email RIGHT NOW. Send an email message, write a note and fax, and call state Attorney General Bill Lockyer's office and tell him: "I am calling to demand that the Attorney General does not appeal the stay of execution for Kevin Cooper to the Supreme Court. The Kevin Cooper case represents all of the flaws of the death penalty and should not take place."

Attorney General Bill Lockyer Is Trying To Get Kevin Killed Tonight!! (tags)

California's Attorney General Bill Lockyer, displeased by the temporary stay, appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn it and allow the execution to proceed. "The stay is contrary to this Court's pronouncements regarding the inappropriateness of granting equitable relief to condemned inmates in the eleventh hour," Lockyer wrote. "The order of the Ninth Circuit constitutes an unwarranted intrusion on California's ability to carry out a lawful and final judgment that has been the subject of over 18 years of post conviction appeals."

Marriage of evil and ignorance (tags)

'Embedding' CIA Agents Within Local Police Depts

Labor leads coalition to victory over corporate ‘drug lords’ (tags)

CLEVELAND – Back in the year 2000, few people in Ohio believed a prescription drug bill with real benefits could be passed, not with a right-wing controlled State Legislature.

Building Bridges Radio-Labor and the Bill of Rights (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INTERNET LINK.

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...

Hey, They're Taking Slash-and-Burn to Extremes! (tags)

Republican leaders are deploying scorched-earth tactics, as if they ruled the nation 80-20, not 51-49, because cooperating with Democrats would cost even more votes from the conservatives.

The Clinton's Real Legacy (tags)

Bill Clinton benefited in a way from the myriad scandals that pervaded his tenure. Were it not for the diversion, the public might be better apprised of his many miserable policy failures.

Where is the peace on earth and goodwill toward men? (tags)

We should always strive to develop solutions that are fair for all - rural and urban, black and white, rich and poor, liberal and conservative. But that means we must listen to others and eliminate the "my way or the highway" attitude.

Betrayed by Bush, GOP's anger is moot (tags)

Small-government Republicans have been stirred up by conservative talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity. But when the election comes, the libertarian faction's anger will be "almost irrelevant... Are they going to vote for Howard Dean?"

CHERYL SEAL REPORTS: with Bizarro News Clips (tags)

Ashcroft persecutes liberals; dollar may melt down, Congress lets Bush reignite nuclear arms race, Bizarro news clips, etc.

Is Bush a bigger liar than Clinton? (tags)

George W. Bush and his sleazy gang have but one guiding principle that dominates all they do. They use public power and influence for private gain and will do just about anything to keep the power in order to keep the gain.

BTL:Groups that Defeated Congressional Energy Bill Gear Up to... (tags)

...Fight Any New Attempt to Pass the Measure Interview with Winona Hauter, director of Public Citizen's Energy and Environmental Program, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Nation resounds to call: Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)

WASHINGTON – A crowd of 3,000 people at Constitution Hall, Nov. 9, erupted in cheers when Al Gore called for repeal of the Patriot Act to stop George W. Bush’s assault on the Bill of Rights.

U.S. Kids Know How They Feel - Not How To Think! (tags)

The stupid government training camps are teaching kids how to feel - but not how to think.

BTL:Congress Passes Medicare Prescription Drug Bill Which Critics Call... (tags)

...a Gift to Pharmaceutical Companies and Moves System Toward Privatization.Interview with Gail Shearer, director of health policy analysis, Consumer's Union, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Byrd's Fable Fits Perfectly (tags)

"Those who have dared to expose the nakedness of the administration's policies in Iraq have been subjected to scorn. Those who have noticed the elephant in the room - that is, the fact that this war was based on falsehoods - have had our patriotism questioned. Those who have spoken aloud the thought shared by hundreds of thousands of military families across this country, that our troops should return quickly and safely from the dangers half a world away, have been accused of cowardice. We have then seen the untruths, the dissembling, the fabrication, the misleading inferences surrounding this rush to war in Iraq wrapped quickly in the flag."

Let'em Eat Cake - Citizens Ripped-Off Big Time (tags)

"Let'em Eat Cake", that's the message from Washington/AARP, now identified as, American Association of Repugnant Pimps; per the Bill written-of, for, and by the pharmaceutical companies.   I take exception to the fact that we are paying the salaries of legislators and for the upkeep of the marbled halls of corporate government. The executive board rooms of the pharmaceuticals, oil, gas, electric etc., would be better suited to the privatization of government on all levels. Let them pay for the heating, lights and perks.

Do you Love Your Grandmother? SPEAK OUT NOW against the Medicare Bill - NOW! (tags)

Come on LA!! All those grandmas/abuelinas and granpas/abuelos are counting on you!!!!!

Lawmakers block labeling food with Country of Origin (tags)

(In a massive sell-0ut) "Bargainers tying down the last details of a mammoth $390 billion spending bill agreed to block labels identifying which country food products come from for the next two years, lawmakers and aides said Saturday. "

Fedaral manipulation of higher education (tags)

New bill threatens intellectual freedom in area studies (Thursday, November 6, 2003)

BTL:As Effects of Global Warming Result in Dramatic Climate Change... (tags)

...U.S. Continues to Resist Reduction of Greenhouse Gases. Interview with Bill McKibben, environmentalist and author, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

No 'Right' side to the Medicare bill? (tags)

Steve Moore, president of the Club for the Growth, and his group oppose the Medicare bill: "Our members just hate this bill. They really do. . . . We can't in good conscience support the largest entitlement expansion in decades."

Bush Toady Tom Daschle Shows HIs True Colors: YELLOW & GREEN! (tags)

"Leading Democrats" Tom Daschle announced he plans to vote FOR the infamous Bush-Cheney energy bill - the biggest corporate giveaway in US history. Is it any wonder the public is chronically disgusted and enraged by the untrustworthiness and spinelessness of the Democratic party???

The Debate Marches On (tags)

This article is written in lieu of Congress passing and Bush signing into law the bill that outlaws partial-birth abortion. Plenty of things to be said.

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.

Dangerous New Law Targets Women's Rights (tags)

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Unspinning Fox News Channel’s Bill O'Reilly (tags)

FOX creates programming for an audience that is angry about Jesse Jackson or reparations for slavery, or are still angry about Bill Clinton, or who think -- like O'Reilly does -- that Hillary Clinton is the most dangerous politician in the country.

Smoking Out Big Tobacco (tags)

By means of their settlement with the States, the tobacco people have achieved something else that is absolutely invaluable to them -- complacent Americans think that the tobacco problem is solved.

Israel’s Nuke Launching Subs Can Be Detected by Uncle Sam (tags)

Israel’s three new supposedly undetectable German-built diesel-powered nuclear weapons launching submarines can be detected by the most powerful military in the world, the military of the United States of America. “…the Navy experiment with long-range, low-frequency sonar used to detect new quiet diesel-powered submarines… This system is a vital piece of equipment for our anti-submarine warfare.”

Republicans Strip 'No War Profiteering' Section (tags)

The White House and the House Republicans took out a section of a bill that would have imposed stiff penalties for war profiteering. With one-party rule in Washington, there will be no oversight (and no penalties) if anyone steals any (or all) of the $87 billion dollars President George Bush wants to spend on the US - Iraq War

Howard Dean’s Anti-Constitution Message (tags)

Dean's Disdain for the Bill of Rights

Burning the US Constitution (tags)

The US Constitution is a remarkable piece of literature. Our founding fathers penned a work of prose with no equal. They laid out a blueprint for a nation that transcends the passage of time and is as relevant today as it was on the day it was brought forth. The constitution ensured that relevance by incorporating the mechanism of amendments that would allow it to stay forever current in the quest to create a more perfect union. Of the 27 amendments made to this remarkable document, none are more important than the first ten amendments, collectively known as the Bill of Rights that were ratified on December 15, 1791.

E-Vote Protest Gains Momentum (tags)

Swarthmore College students embroiled in a legal battle against voting-machine maker Diebold Election Systems have received a groundswell of support from universities and colleges nationwide.

New Wave Band Tours to Stop Vote Fraud (tags)

Upcoming New Wave band Railer tours nationwide to support their album "Frame of Mind" while joining the fight against fraudulent voting technologies.

Carbon Sequestration. (tags)

Now what is carbon sequestration and why do we need to know about it? As Senator Pat Roberts says “Agriculture can answer the challenge of climate change while feeding a troubled and hungry world.”

Defend your Right to Honest Voting! (tags)

Many states are installing voting machines that allow unprovable, widespread and massive fraud because they do not have a voter-verifiable audit trail. There is a bill in the House to fix this: HR 2239. We need to get it passed.

House Panel Approves Bush $87B Iraq Plan (tags)

The bottomless money pit called Iraq received an additional 87 billion dollars to fight the war... No WMD's , No Hussein and no terrorist connections... Within a few years the national deficit should read more that 500 billion. HOPE YA LIKE IT..CUZ YOUR PAYING FOR IT!!

Syria is next (tags)

Foriegn Relations Commite to Syria, "Your either with us or with the terrorist "

Just Answer the Question, Mr. Limbaugh (tags)

We have a golden opportunity to strike a blow for constitutional government by removing all doubt about the total failure of the drug war. However, Rush will probably just have his wrist slapped, his fans will defend him just like Bill Clinton’s defended him and most will never question the insanity of the drug war.

The White Man's Last Stand (tags)

An article on the California recall process by a Los Angeleno.

BTL: Environmental Groups Rally Public to Oppose Bush-backed Energy Bill (tags)

Interview with Sharon Buccino, Natural Resources Defense Council conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

It doesn't get any better (tags)

It doesn't get any better than this

Legislation to Expel Iranians (tags)

Congressman Introduces Legislation to Expel Iranian Visitors and Students from the U.S.

Recall Mandate: Gov Davis' Anti-Labor Attack on Workers' Compensation (tags)

Death penalty Democrat Gov Gray Davis made sure we should support his recall by signing a reactionary Workers' Compensation bill on 9/12/03, slashing Workers' Comp. benefits.

AHHHHH...The beauty of Islam (tags)

Stoneage? You bet!

Welcome to the Banana Republic (tags)

New $20 Bills to Become Available in October. See photo at web site.

Examining the Impact of Globablization on Women Around the World (tags)

In the unprecedented expansion of world markets that began more than two decades ago, women play crucial roles. Some have been called beneficiaries of this globalization; but many more are its losers. NOW sheds light on how globalization has affected women's lives worldwide.

"The Weather Underground" opens 8/29 at NuArt (tags)

On Friday, 8/29, "The Weather Underground" opens at the NuArt Theater.

A Shock to the System (tags)

In the deregulated environment, low-income families have little recourse when the bills pile up and you have to choose between paying the water bill, the doctor bill or the power bill.

Schwarzenegger (tags)

Schwarzenegger supports Gun control, abortion, and gay adoption, so why not..........

Harvey Rosenfeld v. Gov Davis on Davis' Anti-Consumer Law (tags)

Harvey Rosenfeld, the author of the pro-consumer Prop 103 re auto insurance, may run for governor on the Recall Gray Davis ballot, because Davis just signed a pro-insurance auto bill that effectively violates Prop. 103.

GOVERNOR DAVIS SIGNS CALIFORNIA'S HISTORIC GENDER IDENTIY RIGHTS BILL (tags)

Landmark Measure by San Francisco Assemblyman Mark Leno is first of three LGBT Bills to Reach Davis' Desk

Paying Back Student Loans - Grads vs Banks vs Congress (tags)

One would think that with the horrible economy, graduates who have tried to better themselves with higher education would be able to take advantage of the low interest rates when paying back their student loans. Only it's not that easy...

Mitchell Crooks is a hero! (tags)

To respond:

Equality for California Transgendered Citizens! Governor Signs Bill Into Law (tags)

California Governor Gray Davis presented the gift of freedom to thousands of his fellow Californians on Saturday, August 2nd. In signing AB196, which clarifies the state’s Fair Employment and Housing Act by including gender-identity and expression, Governor Davis brings California into a leadership position of a growing human rights struggle. California now becomes the most populous jurisdiction to enact equal rights for transgendered citizens.

Gov. Dean's Police State of Vermont (tags)

Dean's subversion of the bill of rights

Japan OKs Bill Sending Troops to Iraq (tags)

Military planners are reportedly considering sending a contingent of up to 1,000 combat engineers and other troops for transport and construction duties.

GOP slammed for ‘police state tactics’ (tags)

WASHINGTON – An angry melee July 17 in which Ways and Means Chair Bill Thomas (R-Calif.) called out the Capitol police to evict Democratic House members from a congressional meeting room is part of a ruthless Republican “power grab,” warn lawmakers, labor, and other grassroots advocates.

The Conservative's PlayBook for Gaining Absolute Power (tags)

Bush's disguise as a compassionate conservative prevents him from condemning the misguided Supreme Court decision on affirmative action and most city dwellers (and they are many) are still very much addicted to finding government solutions for every problem.

If Big Business Runs the State.... (tags)

From "The Match" zine. Also, Alex Jones (www.infowars.net) is good for government abuses.

Medical Marijuanna (tags)

House meeting on Marijuana produces eloquent speech from both parties, and more stupid Republican scare tactics than one can stand.

Report On Patriot Act CandleLight Vigil (tags)

The dubiously named USA Patriot Act has moved hundreds of people to a candle light vigil last Friday July 19, 2003 to call for the return of our civil liberties.

Pete Stark Kicks Butt as GOP Use Police as Storm Troopers to Quell Democrat Dissent (tags)

Today, the Democrats, pushed over the limit by the GOP and led by the outrageously outspoken Pete Stark, finallyy found their voices! They stood up and called the Bush government what it is: A POLICE STATE...and they said it on record.

Capitalist Gangsters to Buy Russia (tags)

"In Russia, this is the equivalent of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch coming to the defense of Bill Gates and Microsoft during the U.S. anti-trust trial in the 1990s."

Democrat Eyes Potential Grounds for Bush Impeachment (tags)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Bob Graham said on Thursday there were grounds to impeach President Bush if he was found to have led America to war under false pretenses.

Clear Channel Fires DJ for Anti-War Views (tags)

So much for "objective" News from Clear Channel Stations. Toe the Party Line of Love that Georgie's War or be fired for maintaining an honest view.

3 Minutes To Stop Media Monopoly (tags)

We actually have a very good chance of overturning decades of corrupt media policy making in this country

“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:

Nothing but lip service (tags)

Then there’s military tax relief — or the lack thereof. As Bush and Republican leaders in Congress preach the mantra of tax cuts, they can’t seem to find time to make progress on minor tax provisions that would be a boon to military homeowners, reservists who travel long distances for training and parents deployed to combat zones, among others.

Dennis Kucinich Interview, KPFK, Los Angeles (tags)

mp3, ~5.3 megs // Original broadcast recording date: June 15, 2003, KPFK, Los Angeles, Runtime: 22:10 // 32kbps

I Could Hardly Breathe (tags)

America's most admired woman writes about America's least admired woman (again).

WalMart and Big Brother (tags)

Where is this invasion of privacy going to end??? Well its not if action is not taken!!!

Government Goes After the Rich (tags)

It's not the corporations - it's the government that is the problem - and they are same now. You cannot have a monopoly without government - look at the forced monopoly post office.

Bill Clinton Gets Taxpayer-Supported Blowjobs (tags)

Liberals will go after you for talking - or basically doing anything human. You may think for youself. They hate that.

Duped and Betrayed: "Bipartisanship is another name for date rape." (tags)

Will "moderates" - the people formerly known as "conservatives" - ever learn? Today's "conservatives" - the people formerly known as the "radical right" - don't think of a deal as a deal; they think of it as an opportunity to pull yet another bait and switch.

Bush tax cut leaves 16 million kids behind (tags)

CHICAGO – With eyes as big as headlights, Tatiana Graves is the center of the world to her doting family. It’s hard to imagine anyone leaving this chubby-cheeked cherub behind.

Libertarian ideals smash face-first into drunks (tags)

Last year MADD ranked Massachusetts as one of the three worst states at fighting drunken driving and underage drinking, mainly because its laws do not mandate that blood alcohol levels above the legal limit are proof of intoxication.

'Class War' and the Bush tax cut (tags)

Chris Edwards, director of fiscal policy at the libertarian Cato Institute defended Bush's tax cuts, "though the lower income earners pay a high burden in payroll tax for social security and Medicare, they get a higher proportion of their wages in retirement benefits than do the wealthy"

You Won The Battle But Lost The War (tags)

Today in the United States there are people who spit on the memory of your sacrifices -- people like Sen. Charles Schumer, who successfully pushes "gun control" laws that trash the Second Amendment, and Sen. John McCain, whose infamous "campaign finance" law made free speech a federal crime for independent advocacy groups. We shrink before officials who decree that unpopular opinions are "hate speech." We endure leaders who tell us that it's wrong to hate certain groups of people, but perfectly okay for those groups to hate and malign others.

Honk for Freedom (tags)

Honk for Freedom at 11 a.m.

The Liar in Speech, The Bush Lesion Begins to Pus (tags)

Just as George Bush and his criminal gang stole election 2000 by committing high crimes and misdemeanors, today the commander and thief in his speech before the Coast Guard commencement class attempted to steal the real answer to "Why do they hate us?".

Say It Ain't So, Geo (tags)

Resuming nuclear testing in Nevada is a bad idea. Building "battlefield nukes" may be an even worse thing. But what about when Bush signs treaties with terrorists?

Flag Waivers Continu to Gut the Bill of Rights (tags)

Constitutional amendment on flag desecration is back again Supporters say bill stands better chance after war with Iraq

Confession from White Male Libertarian on Disrupting Indymedia (tags)

I thought the administartors of Indymedia might like to see it. He claims to use two different IP addresses to wage his attacks on Indymedia.

Lautenberg Gun Control Bill Compared to Nazi Policies (tags)

The right of a Free People to Keep and Bear Arms is a danger only to Tyrants. Sic Temper Tyrannis.

Consider a third alternative (tags)

Libertarians are just like those racist liberals who think that blacks deserve to go to school more than whites, simply by virtue of their blackness. Don’t give me that lifetime of oppression rubbish.

The Octopus (tags)

Why are people being killed to keep this quiet? See for yourself...

War on Drugs = War on Bill of Rights (tags)

From Cato Institute web page.

JULY 4 Candlelight Vigil for the Constitution of the U.S. and the Bill of Rights (tags)

In light of repression by the police of residents in Arab Communities; In light of criminalization of anti-war protestors, and in light of the complicity of the corporate media with the war crimes of the Bush Administration, this response addresses these issues in a creative and non-violent, yet assertive manner.

WHAT PATRIOT II PROPOSES TO DO (tags)

I hope people find this of use. It seems to be a good basic summary of the provisions of the Fourth Reich's "Enabling Act".

HOUSE INTRODUCES BILL TO REPEAL PRESIDENTIAL TERM LIMITS (tags)

PRESIDENT (KING) FOR LIFE? What kind of America is this?

ACTION ALERT: Stop the RAVE Act! (tags)

Late on Tuesday, April 8, 2003, a Senate and House Conference Committee, without a hearing, public notice or a debate in Congress, attached the Illicit Drug Anti-Proliferation Act (formerly known as the RAVE Act) to the Amber Alert Bill (a child abduction bill). This is "backdoor" policy-making at its worst and in no way upholds the democratic principles rooted in our legislative process.

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?

Colorado to implement School Vouchers (tags)

DENVER – Colorado will soon become the first state to initiate public-school vouchers since a U.S. Supreme Court ruling declared such programs constitutional.

The History of Liberty (tags)

Woodrow Wilson quote.

Why Liberals Like Crafty Clinton so much (tags)

The Liberals like Clinton so much because he has found a way to get free sex. Liberals are so lazy and ignorant that they need a similar method to get their sex, so they look up to Bill Cliton's methods.

WAR MONGER BILL GATES SCAM (tags)

''Mr Gates interest in HIV/AIDS projects in India is not meant for charity, as it appears. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation contributing funds to fight AIDS is to protect his billions of dollars of investments in pharmaceutical companies interested in conducting field trials in India,'' Mr Mulloli said.

WeMissBill.com (tags)

New site launched

oregon equates protesters with terrorists (tags)

oregon wants to jail protesters as terrorists under proposed law

Get Ready for PATRIOT II (And the Fourth Reich) (tags)

The Bush Junta has already provided adequate evidence that they are not friends of the Constitution or the Civil Liberties Protected therein. If this Bill is ever allowed to pass you can kiss your ass goodbye. Here come the "Detention Camps" for dissidents (those who do not parrot the Party Line. All "Good Americans" Goose Step mit Der Fuhrer.

BTL:Senate Passage of "Partial Birth Abortion" Ban is Important Gain in... (tags)

...Anti-Choice Campaign. Interview with Karyn Strickler, executive director of Fifty Plus One, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari

Oppose the RAVE Act - Keep Our Nightclubs & Music Festivals Open! (tags)

POLICE ACTING UNDER DRACONIAN ANTI-DRUG POLICIES HAVE CLOSED AND RAIDED LEGITIMATE NIGHTCLUBS AND MUSIC FESTIVALS (The Trocadero in SF; Spundae in LA; JuJuBeats; How Sweet; etc) - CONGRESS WANTS TO TAKE IT ONE STEP FURTHER AND PROSECUTE NIGHTCLUBS AND RAVES UNDER CRACK-HOUSE LAWS. IT COULD HAPPEN THIS YEAR; WE NEED YOUR HELP Sweeping Crackdowns on clubgoers and businesses are NOT the way to fight drug abuse; support Harm Reduction and Drug Education Services instead!

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.

FBI Found Bush Guilty of Treason (tags)

FBI reports present solid evidence that President Bush planned World Trade Center attack in league with Bin Laden family friends, with whom he became aquainted in highschool, for socialist spies from the Russian Federation.

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.

Action Alert: Bush push to pass welfare bill without debate (tags)

CONTACT YOUR MEMBER OF CONGRESS TODAY AND URGE THEM TO VOTE NO ON FINAL PASSAGE OF THE REPUBLICAN WELFARE REFORM BILL

Smallpox threat and your evaporating rights as a sheepizen of the U.S. (tags)

My title above, not the author of the Truthout editorial below..... Creep toward fascism (or run?). Vaccinations in the context of civil liberties. The ultimate rebuttal to proponents of Small Pox: "While these doctors state that smallpox vaccinations are dangerous, they are also clear that the threat of bio-attacks is slim and that even if there is bio-attack, it can be readily contained and mass vaccinations thus are not justified."

Bill Moyers Talks to Howard Zinn (tags)

In an upcoming episode of NOW with Bill Moyers, author and historian Howard Zinn discusses his opposition to the impending war with Iraq and the arguments made in his latest book, Terrorism and War. Read an excerpt from this conversation to be aired on NOW with Bill Moyers Friday, January 10 at 9pm ET on PBS (check local listings at ):

Senator John McCain on the attacks on the McCain-Feingold law (tags)

On NOW with Bill Moyers , Senator John McCain (R-AZ) discusses the attacks on the newly adopted campaign finance law that he co-sponsored with Senator Russell Feingold (D-WI). Program airs Friday, December 13th, at 9pm ET on PBS (check local listings.)

SIGN ONLINE PETITION --Urgent-- HOMELAND SECURITY ACT (tags)

The HOMELAND SECURITY ACT before the Senate MUST BE AMENDED TO DISALLOW THE "TOTAL INFORMATION AWARENESS" super database system as proposed by John Poindexter of the Information Awareness Office, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

URGENT UPDATE - CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)

The Senate is poised to vote on the creation of the Homeland Security Agency. Language recently added to a House version of the bill - HR 5710 - contains grave threats to civil liberties in this country. It is important to contact your Senator this week to urge them to prevent the inclusion of the these dangerous provisions in the Senate version of the bill, or to vote against it entirely if the language is not amended.

Riot against Gray Davis (tags)

If the youth have any decency in them then they should stage a riot against Gray Davis.

CONTACT YOUR SENATOR ABOUT THE HOMELAND SECURITY AGENCY BILL (tags)

The Senate is poised to vote on the establishment of the Homeland Security Agency. Many versions of the bill have circulated through congress, all containing different provisions. Because of the rapidly approaching Senate vote, it is important to contact your Senator this week, and urge them to vote for specific provisions of a House version of the bill - HR 5005.EH - that include crucial civil liberties protections. Also, urge them to vote against any provision that would authorize the creation of the “Total Information Awareness System” now funded by the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency.

A Bill Moyers Commentary (tags)

Bill Moyers shares his views on the results of the 2002 mid-term elections.

Catellus: The Octopus Reborn (tags)

This story is part of a series I am publishing in Indymedia that exposes the largest case of insider trading ever exposed. I am writing it under a penname as it is very dangerous.

Harmful House Deal on Fire Logging Needs to be Stopped (tags)

An agreement has been reached between Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Rep. Scott McInnis (R-CO) that can best be described as a chainsaw massacre.

WHAT ABOUT THE REST OF US? Activists to Rally Outside Gubernatorial Candidate’s Forum 10/7 (tags)

Women on welfare and their children, low wage workers, and supporters of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support will rally outside the gubernatorial candidate's forum hosted by the LA Times at 11:30 AM on Monday, October 7, 2002. They will arrive with picket signs, banners, and costumes for guerrilla theater demanding that Governor Gray Davis and Republican candidate Bill Simon answer the following question: What About the Rest of Us?

Reflections from Iraq (tags)

A series of e-mails that Loyola School of Law, New Orleans, Professor Bill Quigley has sent back from Iraq. He has been there on a Voices in the Wilderness delegation since Sept. 21. I hope they inspire us all to work harder for peace.

At long last, victory for the farmworkers! (tags)

It took a public appeal to the conscience to get the governor to drop his checkbook!

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.

Farmworkers turn up the heat on Gov. Davis (tags)

Farmworkers and their supporters are turning up the heat on Gov. Davis, who is threatening to veto an important bill. A report from an S13 action, with audio clips.

Tenants Are Taking Charge in California (tags)

A new movement is building across the state of California in response to one of the most severe housing crises in the Country.

Sept. 6 - National Call-in Day to Oppose the RAVE Act! (tags)

Call your senators on Friday, September 6 - National Call-in Day to Oppose the RAVE Act!

PROTEST THE PROMISE KEEPERS! (tags)

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Organized labor rallies in support of the UFW (tags)

“This is the number one labor issue right now in California,” said Miguel Contreras, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the L.A. County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “On this Labor Day in the year 2002, this is THE issue for working families in California.”

NOON TODAY: UFW Rally in Downtown LA (tags)

TODAY - rally with the UFW at Governor Davis's LA office and urge him to sign SB 1736.

A Global list for all reasons (tags)

This list is for all who wish to go beyond the drivel weatehr liek conversations ans complaints to friends about the system. Only for those who feel strong enough to help themselves

Farmworker March for Equality begins tomorrow (tags)

The California legislature just passed a bill that will help level the playing field between growers and farmworkers, but Gov. Davis is threatening to veto it. Tomorrow the UFW starts a 10-day "March for Equality" from Merced to Sacramento, ending with a big rally on Aug 25. Please join the rally in Sacramento, if you can!

BUSH GETS IT WRONG ON SENATE WELFARE BILL (tags)

CALIFORNIA WELFARE RECIPIENTS AND WELFARE RIGHTS ADVOCATES AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT ON BUSH SPEECH In a speech earlier today in Charleston, South Carolina, President Bush commented on the welfare reauthorization bill currently before the Senate. Shane Murphy Goldsmith, Organizer, National Campaign for Jobs and Income Support California Campaign, reacted to the President’s remarks:

House Amendment Passes Calling for Independent Commission on 9-11 (tags)

Independent Commission on 9-11 Amendments Introduced by Tim Roemer (D), and Christopher Smith (R) Now Call for Inclusion of Victim Families Senate Action Pending – The Two Ends Don’t Meet

URGENT!!FAST TRACK VOTE TOMORROW!! TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO'!! (tags)

CONGRESS MUST HEAR FROM THEIR CONSTITUENTS THAT THIS PROCESS IS OUTRAGEOUS! CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE IN DC: 1-877-611-0063 (AFL-CIO SPONSORED TOLL FREE NUMBER) 1-202-224-3121 (CAPITOL HILL SWITCHBOARD) TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY GIVES BUSH THE RIGHT TO TRADE OUR JOBS AND THE ENVIRONMENT AWAY. TELL YOUR REP TO VOTE 'NO' ON TRADE PROMOTION AUTHORITY!!

House Republicans move to kill Operation TIPS (tags)

The right-wing Washington Times is reporting that House Republicans are taking action to kill Operation TIPS. Apparently the growing public outcry over this program has made them queasy about supporting the Bush adminstration on this issue.

RAVE bill scary! kill! kill! (tags)

More YOU Can Do to Stop the RAVE Bill: Call Senators Boxer + Feinstein and ask them to put a HOLD on the bills and to vote against any "unanimous consent request." even if you've called/written already! more below:

Call this Week to Stop Fast Track; Stop Corporate Giveaways (tags)

" Last December, the House of Representatives passed fast track by just one vote (215-214). We can beat this outrageous corporate giveaway when the bill comes back to the House if we pick up just one more vote.. . "

Bush covers for Wall Street thieves (tags)

WASHINGTON – Hammered with questions about his links to corporate crime, President George W. Bush hastily travelled to Wall Street July 9 and vowed to crack down on CEOs who enrich themselves through fraud while employees lose their jobs, pensions and health benefits.

Former RPD officer, Bill Rhetts announces plans to crash Rally (tags)

Bill Rhetts, recently retired from RPD, announces plans to hold a counter-rally in Inglewood, in support of the police department.

"Politically Incorrect" censored (tags)

Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect" made its grand fairwell appearance on Friday night.

Bill Joy Says the Elite Will Rule Us (tags)

Bill Joy says the new technology may make humans useless eaters.

Corporados Attempt Massive Privatization of U.S. Water Supply (tags)

The water infrastructure bill introduced in the Senate in February 2002 makes federal assistance for water systems conditional on the recipient's consideration of privatization. This language jeopardizes public access to safe and affordable drinking water

Building Bridges Internet Radio presents - Bill Tabb on the World Economy (tags)

Bill Tabb is Professor of Economics and Political Science at Queens College of the City Univ. of NY. He is the author of the Amoral Elephant:Globalization & the Struggle for Social Justice in the 21st Century.THIS IS A 70 MIN. RADIO SHOW. CLICK THE INDY MEDIA LINK TO HEAR THIS PROGRAM.

Bill says Utah protestors could be called "terrorists" (tags)

The Utah state legislature just passed Utah House Bill 100 (an amendment to Utah's criminal code) which defines protestors as terrorists.

Electro-magnetic weapons conference and protest (tags)

There is a electro magnetic weapons, micro wave weapons etc. conference being held in L.A. on Feb.2 as well as a protest in front of the federal building on Feb. 3

H.R. 2977, Kucinich Bill. (tags)

About HAARP and chemtrails.

Conservative lawmakers seek to divorce themselves from gay-marriage legislation (tags)

Legislation that would create a parallel system of marriage for gay couples in California is raising a political fury between Democratic lawmakers and conservative voices who say marriage should only exist between a man and a woman.

Molly Ivans: What If Enron Had Been Bill Clinton's Sugar Daddy? (tags)

The Establishment media, sucking its collective thumb with unwonted solemnity, is treating us to meditations on two themes: "How the mighty have fallen," and, "Who would have thunk it?" If you want to know what this story is about, pretend Bill Clinton is still president. Holy moley, we'd have four congressional investigations, three special prosecutors, two impeachment inquiries and a partridge in a pear tree by now.

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.

Speaker of the House Calls for a vote on delayed Fast-Track (tags)

Interesting stuff below. It seems that the pro-trade forces are jockeying for a better position, rather than actually pushing for a vote on Fast Track. Apparently, a lot of pressure is set to come down on Harlem's Rep. Charles Rangel.

Congress left workers out of its airline bailout bill (AFL-CIO) (tags)

More than 638,000 layoffs have been announced since Sept. 11, but Congress left workers out of its airline bailout bill.

White House Silent on Airline Bill (tags)

After a bipartisan Senate passed an airline security bill 100-0 that would federalize 28,000 airport security workers, House Republicans decided that "Big Government" was a bigger threat than another terrorist attack. On Saturday, Bush praised the Republican plan in his weekly radio address, but the next day his chief of staff, Andrew Card, went on NBC's "Meet the Press" to say that Bush wouldn't veto the Senate plan. [This is leadership?]

WP: Airline-Security Vote in House Is Expected To Be Close (tags)

By 100-0 the Senate passed a bipartisan bill federalizing 28,000 airport security screeners in an effort to thwart future terrorist attacks, but House Republicans, putting partisanship and ideology above all else, have another bill that will block this common-sense move. The coming vote is too close to call.

Sen. Russ Feingold: Why I Opposed the Anti-Terrorism Bill (Counterpunch) (tags)

This is the text of remarks delivered on the senate floor by Senator Feingold during the October 25, 2001 debate on the final passage of the Anti-Terrorism Act. Feingold was the lone vote against the bill in the senate.

4TH AMENDMENT ABOLISHED (tags)

Bush passed anti-terrorist bill.

WP: Senate GOP Ends Filibuster Over Judicial Nominations (tags)

After 2 weeks of partisan obstructionism, Senate Republicans abruptly gave up and "decided that the responsible thing for us to do at this time is to focus on those issues that need to be addressed as a result of the events of Sept. 11," according to Minority Leader Trent Lott. [Fortunately for him, the corporate media has totally ignored this prolonged attack on bipartisanship, which delayed the Foreign Aid Bill for 2 weeks.]

OMB Watch: Anti-Terrorism Bill Could Impact Nonprofits (tags)

The anti-terrorism bill passed by the House yesterday could threaten nonprofits that advocate for changes in US foreign policy or provide social services to individuals targeted by government investigations, primarily due tp a vague, overbroad defintion of a new crime, "domestic terrorism". Acts of political protest could be covered, and anyone that provides material support or harbors a person designated as a terrorist can be charged with a crime.

House GOP “Stimulus” Bill Offers Over $100 Million Each To 14 Corporations (tags)

House GOP “Stimulus” Bill Offers 14 Large, Low-Tax Corporations More than $100 Million in Tax Rebates Each IBM alone is slated for a $1.4 billion rebate check. The “stimulus” tax-cut bill just approved by the House Ways and Means Committee calls for some $25 billion in immediate tax rebates to large profitable corporations that paid the low-rate “alternative minimum tax” over the past decade and a half because loopholes cut their regular income tax bills to little or nothing.

Bush Administration Hopefull on Trade Vote (tags)

Pulled from 0ct. 23rd LA Times.

update on Anti-terrorist bill (tags)

Pulled from today's NY Times. The bill, in a form highly criticized by many civil liberties organizations passed the house and appears to sail throught the senate to the president's desk. In its present form, it does have a 4 year sunset clause.

CTJ: $212 Billion House GOP "Stimulus" Tax Bill Would Almost Double Bush Tax Cut (tags)

The House Ways and Means Committee, on a party line vote, has approved a bill that over the next three years would almost double the size of the Bush tax cuts enacted last May. Officially, the new corporate and individual tax cuts are estimated to cost $212 billion over the next three fiscal years (and the actual cost is likely to be considerably higher).

Pacifica Radio Fdn nearly bankrupt, KPFA in peril (tags)

Pacifica Foundation officers informed KPFA (94.1 FM, Berkeley, Ca) management that the organization is out of money, having spent over two million dollars over the past three years on corporate law firms, security services, and public relations agencies. Over the past two years, however, KPFA has exceeded all fundraising goals, and should show a surplus of over $200,000. Instead, KPFA has over $100,000 in unpaid and overdue bills, including $9,400 to PG&E for electricity. The station may be off the air if the PG&E bill is not paid by Monday, October 22.

New World Meaning of FASCIST. (tags)

Definition from the websters Dictionary for new world participants.

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

S.D. City Council Endorses State Medical Marijuana ID Cards (tags)

The San Diego City Council voted 8-1 to endorse SB 187, a bill pending in the California to set up a statewide voluntary ID card system for patients authorized by their doctors to use marijuana medicinally. But medical marijuana advocates worry the bill would do nothing to ensure that patients needing the substance can grow or buy it without fear of reprisals from police or criminals.

Anti-Terrorism Bill- and the creep towards Fascism (tags)

This article was originaly published soon after the WTC and pentagon bombing. Its call for action on the definition of "terrorist" are still relevant

Action: Stop the Bailout of the Energy Robber Barons! (tags)

CA Assembly likely to vote TODAY on a $4.1 Billion bailout bill negotiated in secret with the utilities and energy companies. Action: Contact your representative.

Domestic Partner's Rights Bill Domestic Partners' Rights Bill in State Senate (tags)

The California Senate is considering a bill that would recognize sex marraiges and allow for some but not all equal rights as granted to straight couples.

U.S. House Approves Arctic Drilling (tags)

we have the story, press release,who voted and a link to the house bill on solcomhouse

Nail Fast Track Now! (tags)

NOW'S THE TIME to bring pressure to bear directly on Congress to stop fast track legislation. They know that lots of people have been out in the street against the FTAA. They need to hear the same message from us as "ordinary constiuents." Background information and actions/instructions provided.

House Bill to ban Colombian "aid"/ fumigation-carnage (tags)

House bill needs support.

Dr. Dubya Will Kill the Patients' Bill (cartoon) (tags)

...and perhaps that other Bill of Rights as well.

Say Goodbye to the Family Farm (tags)

Panel discussion featuring farmers Percy Schmeiser, John Kinsman and Bill Christison and Farmer-to-Farmer Campaign attorney Bill Wenzel on the ongoing economic and ecological crises facing U.S. and Canadian farmers, and the ways in which genetic engineering may deal the death blow to the family farm. They also discuss the heavy-handed tactics of multinational corporations seeking absolute control over the food supply and the farmers that create it.

Bush Reps to Push for 'Fast Track' Trade Authority (tags)

Bush wants to kill the planet, and the non-millionaires just that much faster!!!

19June8PM KCET Moyer's "Earth on Edge" (tags)

read below.

Reform Groups W/draw Support for Modified McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Bill (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Nick Nyhart, of Public Campaign, who explains why his group has withdrawn support from the amended version of the McCain-Feingold bill and discusses the struggle still ahead to overhaul a political system damaged by the corrupting influence of big money

Reform Groups W/draw Support for Modified McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Bill (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Nick Nyhart,of Public Campaign, who explains why his group has withdrawn support from the amended version of the McCain-Feingold bill and discusses the struggle still ahead to overhaul a political system damaged by the corrupting influence of big money

You'll be charged 5 cents per emails sent (tags)

NEW LAW: POST OFFICE WANTS TO CHARGE US 5 CENTS FOR EACH EMAIL SENT

COUPWATCH: Ashcroft Preserved Racially Discriminatory Voter Registration (tags)

As governor, Ashcroft twice vetoed measures passed overwhelmingly by the Missouri legislature to authorize volunteer deputy registrars from nonpartisan organizations to register voters in the city of St. Louis, which was about 50% black. Such deputies were allowed in suburban St. Louis County, which had 81% voter registration compared to 73% in the city.

Paying to walk in your own backyard (tags)

Who is the ARC and what are they doing to your public land?

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