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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.
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police (tags)
Coroners should be independent of police
Fall 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)
Charlottesville, The Returns of Racist KKK Nazi Violence, and More Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Horror, FIGHT BACK!
Governor SIgns SB 277, Citing Science (tags)
Despite loud protest by discredited anti-science circuit riders and right wing conspiracy theorists, California's Governor has signed into law Senate Bill 277 (SB 277 Pan D-Scaramento). Exploiting the legitimate need for strict regulation of vaccine development, demogoguery dominated much of the debate. Racist personal attacks upon the Asian-American sponsor combined to discredit the antivax view and the bill did pass after twitterstorms galore.
Philippine agrarian reform: Powerful law, ineffectual bureaucracy (tags)
When the original CARP program that was passed under President Corazon Aquino was in danger of unraveling, the peasant movement came together and pushed the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program Extension with Reforms, or CARPER, through Congress in 2009.
Did you know marijuana is addictive just like heroin??? (tags)
Did you know marijuana is addictive just like heroin!!! And smoking marijuana is just as dangerous as smoking tobacco!!!!
SNWA Whistleblower Shows Ratepayers Bilked for Spring Valley Ranches (tags)
The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has used rate hikes and government subsidies to purchase ranches at six times above market value to appear as landholders for water rights for their proposed pipeline. An employee of the SNWA turned whistleblower has come forward with evidence of bribery of local officials and yearly losses of money on the SNWA ranches. In related news Sen. Mike Roberson introduced SB 232 with bipartisan support to require greater transparency by the SNWA and would require the water authority to obtain approval from the PUC before increasing water rates.
California governor vetoes bills tied to individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (tags)
California is proceeding with caution in fulfilling the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Gov. Jerry BrownJerry Brown vetoed Assembly bills 961 and 1461 last week to prevent unintended consequences of how the ACA could be changed depending on who will be in the White House after November.
Health Care for the 99% (tags)
Activists march for healthcare reform with mock funeral procession, representing those who died from insurance denials.
Petition to Allow Online Voter Registration in CA, Please Sign and Share! (tags)
Take action to support online voter registration! Online voter registration is key to removing barriers to casting a ballot and allowing hundreds of thousands of new voters to exercise their fundamental democratic rights at the polls.
Filling Prison Beds for Profit (tags)
US Workers: Resurgent or Waging a Rearguard Action? (tags)
Egypt's Spirit Lands in Wisconsin (tags)
Foreclosure: Banks Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Obey the Law (tags)
Banks may not use terms like "vig" or "nut", but they are foreclosing as zealously as loan sharks. They're throwing innocent tenants out of their houses in the process. What can you do about it?
Arizona Republic endorses Libertarian Andrea Garcia over racist Russell Pearce (tags)
This must be a mistake!!! The Republic endorses Libertarian Andrea Garcia over racist, police state thug Russell Pearce in the Mesa Senate race!!!! You know Russell Pearce, he is the police state tyrant that created Arizona's racist SB 1070 law. Russell Pearce is also an ex-cop who thinks marijuana smokers should be executed, while Andrea wants to legalize drugs. Hey Andrea, have you been sneaking around doing something we don't know about???? On the other hand sometimes the Republic makes a mistake and actually gets it right.
Special 4:20 Cafe on La Onda Bajita: Vote Yes on Prop 19! (tags)
During a special edition of La Onda Bajita on KPFA, the radio crew and Omar Figueroa, a constitutional & criminal defense lawyer based in Sebastopol, CA, discuss why you should vote yes on proposition 19.
AF3IRM LEADERS IN PHOENIX FOR THE NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST SB 1070 (tags)
(MAY 28, 2010) AF3IRM, formerly known as Gabriela Network USA, will be on the chartered bus from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ to participate in a national protest against Senate Bill 1070, a recently-signed law which legalizes and encourages the racial profiling of immigrants. The contemporary freedom ride is organized by the ANSWER Coalition.
OCCUPATION OF BORDER PATROL HEADQUATERS DAVIS-MONTHAN AIRFORCE BASE, TUCSON, AZ (tags)
OCCUPATION OF BORDER PATROL HEADQUATERS DAVIS-MONTHAN AIRFORCE BASE, TUCSON, AZ 1st NATION AND MIGRANTS OPPOSE SB1070 DEMAND DIGNITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND END TO BORDER MILITARIZATION
~ POOR AMERICANS HAVE TO BEG U.S. SUPREME COURT 4 WRONGFULL EXECUTION PROTECTION ??? (tags)
POOR AMERICAN'S CHILDREN MAKE UP U.S MILITARY PROTECTING USA & HAVE TO BEG U.S. SUPREME COURT 4 WRONGFUL EXECUTION PROTECTION ??
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 ...
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 ???
BUSH SENDS NUCLEAR AIRCRAFT CARRIER TO THE PHILIPPINES (tags)
With the subservience of the Arroyo regime, Bush continues the political-military intervention in the "killing field" of the Philippines, wasting millions of tax-dollars in suppressing the Moro insurgents and Filipino national-democrats, abetting the horrendous extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances and widespread poverty and oppression, all in the name of the war against "terrorism," a code-word for popular resistance against global capital's greed and inhumane devastation of the planet.
JFAV Letter to The President of the Philippines (tags)
We, the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), are addressing the Philippine government’s actions affecting our campaign for the Filipino-American Veterans who have fought in World War II and were denied their promised benefits fighting under the American regime. We commend the Philippine government’s efforts in lobbying for the Filipino Veterans to gain their benefits that they were denied at the end of World War II, especially from Ambassador Willy Gaa and Consul General Mary B. Aragon Seeing this support from our mother country, in addition to the growing support from our fellow Americans of different ethnic heritages, gives us motivation to push forward with this campaign of obtaining the benefits promised to the Filipino WWII Veterans as well as for reunification for their families. However, we are gravely concerned with the government's recent activities of selling federal institutions, especially the National Veterans' Memorial Hospital, to private developers in order to carry out Executive Orders 620 and 620-A, which call for the development of the East and North Triangles and the Veterans' Memorial area of Quezon City. We find it very ironic how our government, who has invested such efforts into our cause, can sell the National Veterans Memorial Hospital – an act that conflicts a stance set from the previous action. This hospital is a gift from the American government, to tend especially to the health needs of the Filipino Veterans.
Iran halted nuclear program in 2003 (tags)
Iran halted nuclear program in 2003
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!
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.
Where are they supposed to get it? (tags)
A account of the situation created when voters speak and the state doesn't listen. Legal residents are being treated like criminals for following state law. I own and operate a Medical Marijuana Collective so this is my frustration turned to words.
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
What’s Really in the Flake-Gutierrez (STRIVE) Act? (tags)
Many traditional immigrant rights organizations are putting enormous pressure on grass roots groups to support the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” (STRIVE). This proposal, put forward by Democrats Jeff Flake (AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (IL), is being presented as a “lesser evil” and “the best we can get”. While on the surface it isn’t as overtly aggressive as Sensenbrenner’s HR4437, this remains an enforcement-first bill and offers little or nothing to immigrant workers and their families. ImmigrantsThis is not what millions of immigrant workers marched for last spring. This is not why hundreds of grass roots organizations were formed across the country in order to fight for unconditional legalization for all.
Vetonator Strikes Again! (tags)
California’s governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has vetoed SB 160 sponsored by Sen. Gil Cedillo
Stewart Alexander Addresses Health Care Reform (tags)
The U.S. has the largest and most expensive health care system in the world and the current system is on the verge of collapse; maybe not in 2006, however it will collapse. Today there are many signs that the system is already unraveling. Many companies are scaling back the health care coverage they offer employees; due to the lack of affordability millions of Americans are uninsured, the high cost will cause many U.S. corporations to close doors, and the future cost of health care coverage will force many local governments and public agencies into bankruptcy.
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.
Bad Solutions to Health Care Problem (tags)
The topic of just what is Big Insurance is too often left out of Health Care debates.
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.
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..
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.
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!
URGENT- ACT NOW 4 BIG MOUNTAIN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES (tags)
Stop S. 1003, "The Navajo Hopi Land Settlement Act Amendments of 2005"
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.
Aspartame Battle Progresses in New Mexico and in the United Kingdom (tags)
Aspartame Battle Moves from New Mexico Boards to As Yet Undelivered Attorney General's Opinion; Member of UK Parliament ment, Roger Williams, calls for UK Ban of Aspartame as Neurotoxic, Carcinogenic, and Neurodegenerative Artificial Sweetener
THE BUSH/EXTREME-RIGHT AGENDA: GOODBYE CONSTITUTION, HELLO THEOCRACY? (tags)
In his new book, "Cruel and Unusual: Bush/Cheney's New World Order," Mark Crispin Miller paints a sobering picture of the American extreme right and its campaign to dismantle Constitutional government and replace it with a pseudo-religious, "Christo-fascist" theocracy in which Old Testament law--and the Ten Commandments--would be brutally enforced. Death by stoning for adultery, for abortion, for homosexuality, and even for disobedient children. Could it happen here? Is the Bush administration already pursuing this vision? And will we vote to reject this vision on November 2? Yes, we will!
Trans Hate: the Murders Keep On Coming (tags)
In the wake of the Mistrial in the Gwen Araujo trial in Northern California, two more Transgenders have been murdered, in New York and Georgia.
International Day of Action & Solidarity with Jeff 'Free' Luers 6/12 (tags)
International Day of Action & Solidarity with Jeff 'Free' Luers June 12, 2004
Democratic Party History: a Revealing Rap Sheet (tags)
A history of the Democratic Party's role in co-opting and diverting independent political movements, while advancing the agenda of the global capitalist police state. This and similar pieces can be found at
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.
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:
Open Letter re: the Orange County LGBT Center's ENDA support & Transgender Discr (tags)
An open letter regarding the Orange County Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Community Center's support of the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which discriminates against the Transgender community. PLEASE REDISTRIBUTE!