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How To Contact The 544 Unelected Superdelegates Pledged To Clinton (tags)

7 more weeks remain to prevent a woman more hawkish than Obama from becoming the Democratic nominee

Please Vote Out Warmongers And Animal Abusers (tags)

Please vote out of national, state and local offices, from the courts, every animal abuser. and warmonger, from Barbara Boxer to John Kasich

Former Science Ed of London Times: Smallpox Vaccine Triggered Aids (tags)

As Governor Brown, Dianne Feinstein, and Barbara Boxer have worked to violate the 1st amendment which guarantees religious freedom and to violate the health of children, it's time to examine again the data which indicates the WHO smallpox vaccine spread AIDS around the world.

Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris (tags)

“Sold out! Sold out! Took money from Wall Street!” came shouts from the crowd when Senate candidate Kamala Harris took the stage at the California Democratic Party convention. As California Attorney General, Kamala Harris protected the banks from criminal prosecution for their crimes by orchestrating a sweetheart deal of a settlement. “Task Force? Task Fail! Criminal Bankers Should Be In Jail!”

Anti-Consumer DARK Act Legislation (tags)

GMO labeling

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.

Veteran Activist Tom Hayden Speaks in San Diego (tags)

Veteran activist and former California State Senator Tom Hayden came to the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in Hillcrest November 4 to talk about the "Long War," a doctrine used by America's military that suggests the U.S. will be at war against militant Islam for 60 to 80 years and Afghanistan and Iraq are merely "theatres" in this war. He also talked about the recent midterm elections and the frustration of white voters, especially white men, at the failure of either the Republicans or the Democrats to improve their lives.

Liberation News California Voter Recommendations (tags)

"We have enough wealth to provide quality housing, health care and education to everyone in California. Most of us care about each other and want to protect our environment. But we are governed by people who want tax breaks and maximum profits for big business." Marsha Feinland, Peace and Freedom Party Candidate for Senate

November 2 Election: Any Democrat Over Any Republican! (tags)

This is not the year for American Leftists, progressives and liberals not to vote — or to cast protest votes for alternative parties. The extremely Right-wing Tea Party has virtually taken over the Republican Party and, if not stopped, has a good chance of winning control of the country in 2012 and instituting policies that will result in a full-blown depression, a corporate dictatorship and, ultimately, the end of the human race through unchecked global warming. We MUST vote to elect EVERY Democrat on the ballot in 2010 and 2012 — AND we must mount a massive direct-action movement to put pressure on the Democrats to govern progressively.

Democrats or Alternative Parties? SUF Debates the Question (tags)

Work within the Democratic Party or start alternative parties of our own? It’s a debate American progressives have been having since the 1890’s (though until the 1930’s there was the option of working within the Republican Party as well) and the progressive disappointment with the Obama administration was pervasive when San Diego’s Socialist Unity Forum (SUF) met to discuss the question Sept. 19. But so was fear of the “Tea Party” movement — ostensibly independent but supporting and invigorating the Right wing of the Republican Party — and concern that abandoning the Democrats now is unnecessarily divisive and harmful.

Koran Burning versus Real Patriotism (tags)

Any fanatic can burn a book, or a flag, because it doesn’t require rational explanation. But anyone with the brain of a troglodyte could appreciate there is complexity to the reality of most religions and belief systems. Once again high-minded religion plays its hand in the human affairs of politics, as Jones also sees the trumped up Muslim Mosque controversy, to be built close to ground zero, as seriously provocation. But real patriotism includes having a willing to seek out the truth.

Democrat Boxer Opposes Prop 19; P&F Feinland Supports Prop 19 (tags)

Democrats Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein, Attorney General and candidate for Governor Jerry Brown and Democrat Obama's drug czar Gil Kerlikowski oppose Proposition 19 while all Peace & Freedom Party and its candidate for US Senate Marsha Feinland and Green Party candidates support Prop 19 which ends the prohibition on marijuana, thus ending the police state and its prison-concentration camp system. Are you still registered Democrat?

San Diego’s Queer Democrats Discuss Election Aftermath (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club heard from three local experts — San Diego County Democratic Party chair Jess Durfee, San Diego CityBeat editor David Rolland and political consultant Jennifer Tierney — on the aftermath of the June 8 primary election at their regular meeting June 24. The discussion centered mainly on how Democratic candidates like state gubernatorial nominee Jerry Brown and local City Council candidate Howard Wayne can overcome the vast advantage of Republican money — and, in Brown's case, the multi-billion dollar personal fortune of his opponent, Meg Whitman. The club also took a position against SB 1070, the controversial anti-immigrant law recently passed by the Arizona state legislature.

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.”

Don’t Rush Back to the Ballot on Marriage (tags)

The Queer community in California is asking itself the wrong question in the current debate over whether to try to repeal Proposition 8 at the ballot box in 2010 or 2012. Either date is too early, Mark Gabrish Conlan argues in this editorial from the July 2009 Zenger’s Newsmagazine. Rather than launch a premature initiative drive we will likely lose, organizing around this issue needs to occur outside the electoral process and take the form of nonviolent direct action and public education efforts to convince a majority of Californians that denying legal marriage to same-sex couples is an intolerable form of discrimination.

... And Then There Are California Democrats (tags)

Why can't California's elected Democrats act like... Democrats?

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

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.

The Shortwave Report 3/7 Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

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.

A Town Beseiged: Potrero Residents Battling Blackwater Now Suffer Ravages of Wildfire (tags)

Potrero, California, the town that has gained national attention for standing up against Blackwater Worldwide's plan to build a private military-style training camp in their pristine backcountry community east of San Diego, now faces an even more formidable force. The Harris wildfire which began outside Potrero early Sunday morning has ravaged the small rural community, where many residents remain trapped without supplies four days after the fire began.

Public Hearings on Sacto/San Joaquin Delta Crisis (tags)

This includes a reportback of the recent public hearing (10/4) and info on the next public hearing (10/8) in Sacto Capitol to save the Sacramento and San Joaquin delta smelt from extinction, ideas for water conservation, etc..

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.

Two Washington Meetings, One Goal: Stop Political Killings in the Philippines (tags)

Leaders and members of Baptist, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, ANSWER Seattle, Veterans for Peace and the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) will fund-raise on Mar 16, Friday at 6 PM at the University Baptist Church in Seattle, Washington to publish a full page ad in the leading newspaper in the Philippines demanding among others an immediate end to political killings that to date have claimed 840 lives of social activists.

BAKIT NANALO ANG MGA DEMOKRATA SA NAKARAANG ELEKSYON 2006 SA U.S. (tags)

Pagkatapos ng eleksyong 2006, malinaw na panalo ang mga Demokrata sa midterm elections nitong Nobyembre 7. Mahigit 21 bagong kongresista ang naipanalo ng mga ito laban sa dating mayoryang Republicans. Mahigpit pang pinaglalalabanan ang anim na pwesto sa senado. Nakuha din ng mga demokrata ang mayorya ng mga goberador sa 50 estado ng Amerika na isang pinakamalaking bagay sa loob ng 20 taon. Maraming nagsasabing ang mga matitinding eskandalo ang pumatay sa mga Republikano. Nariyan ang mga mabagal na pagtugon ng gobyernong Bush sa Katrina, ang usapin ng pagnanakaw sa gobyerno, kurupsyon sa financial system, ang Foley Scandal at iba pang mga lantad na usaping kinasangkutan ng mga senador at kongresistang Republicans tulad nina Tom Delay atbp.

Filipino Workers reject US navy offer, insist justice be done first (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR), in support of the Filipino wokrers demands and just struggle, printed this news that appeared both in the Balita Weekend , a Filipino American news weekly in Southern California and in the Filipino Channel North American that featured the discrimination of Filipino civilian workers at the US navy facility here in San Diego. The Workers flatly rejected an offer by their manager to take them back in, saying it sweeps off their complaints against repeated abuse and discrimination and demands for better working conditions, and releases the US Navy from any responsibility in their dismissal.

Letter to Senators Feinstein and Boxer on the Crisis in the Middle East (tags)

The following is a letter sent Aug. 3, 2006 to Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer from a California voter regarding their failure to call for an immediate Israeli cease-fire in Lebanon:

Poor and Elderly Die in California Heat Wave (tags)

The deaths during California's recent heat wave were due to market forces not natural causes

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/30/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

South Central Farm Crisis in Los Angeles (tags)

Willie Nelson, Darryl Hannah, Martin Sheen, Danny Glover, Joan Baez, Julia Butterfly-Hill support farmers in the struggle to save the nation's largest urban farm. Darryl Hannah appears on Larry King Live with Willie Nelson to show footage of eviction. Danny Glover calls eviction a Day of Mourning, a Day of Shame

SEC,Christopher Cox,Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer Aid CIA'S In-Q-Tel penny stock fraud (tags)

Before beginning any criticism of Barbara Boxer for anything whatsoever it would be unfair to not to praise her for her stance against the Bush Regime's Iraq war from the very beginning.Below is a list of the sad minority of Senators who had the courage or common sense not to place that decision in the hands of the mad man some call 'president', George W Bush.Of course the far right hypocrite Hillary Clinton is another story.She who cries of a 'far right conpiracy' against her and hubby Bill Clinton,is one.

National President - MAPA (tags)

A potential compromise on immigration reform might be reached soon in the Senate but some immigration advocates are against the Hagel-Martinez legislation. On Tuesday, the March 25th Coalition will hold a press conference calling upon Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer to support full legalization and vote against the Hagel-Martinez compromise.

The Democrats' Daddy Warbucks (tags)

Feinstein Family War Profits:

Omigod! Senate Dems May Have to Take a Stand! (tags)

Sen. Feingold, with the help of Sen. Arlen Specter, is about to put the Democrats in the House in an uncomfortable spot. Enjoy the show.

Tell the Sentate: Get some Ovaries, Censure Bush! (tags)

Amazingly, over 15 Senate Democrats voted to censure Clinton for a blow job, but now can't muster the indignation to tell Bush he was wrong for boldly defying U.S. law and ILLEGALLY spying on Americans! Right now there are only three sponsors of Russ Feingold's bill to censure Bush and it is set to be introduced on the Senate floor this Friday. Tell the cowering Senators: "GET some OVARIES or we will GET YOU OUT!!"

Sen. Feinstein's war profiteering (tags)

We have two proud death penalty, anti-Palestinian, capitalist, millionaire US Senators from California, Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein. Feinstein is currently up for re-election and she has no Republican opponent. Instead, she has Marsha Feinland of the Peace & Freedom Party and Todd Chretien of the Green Party challenging her. Feinland received 243,000 votes when she challenged Boxer in 2004. This article explains why you should vote for one of the peace candidates, Feinland or Chretien, and not for Feinstein, the war candidate.

Democrats, Like Cheney, Are Shooting Their Own (tags)

Cheney can’t tell a quail from a Republican, which may be understandable from an intellectual point of view, but the Democratic Party’s killing off of progressive Congressional candidates is something more treacherous: suicide.

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

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Protect Your Rights - Stop Alito's Confirmation (tags)

Take action now to protect your constitutional rights by helping stop Alito's confirmation.

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) speaks out for 9/11 truth! (tags)

Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), who has been mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2008, has gone on the record for 9/11 truth, voicing her lack of confidence in the 9/11 Commission Report and stating that we need to pursue the truth of 9/11 wherever it leads.

An Open Letter to Patrick J. Fitzgerald (tags)

Details of the attempted murder of dissidents ordered by the Bush Administration

HAIL THE FREE INTERNET PRESS! (tags)

FACE THE TRUTH.

OPEN LETTER TO PATRICK J. FITZGERALD, Special Council (tags)

They're coming in for the kill....

ACT NOW - US/UK Extradition Treaty Goes to Hearings TUES. NOV. 15th (tags)

The US Senate Foreign Relations Committee has announced hearings for the proposed US/UK Extradition Treaty. The hearings are to take place TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15th 2005. PLEASE ACT NOW.

Ground Zero - (Californians Lead The Way Off The Cliff) (tags)

No Summary

Israel's Control Over Washington (tags)

Is there really any doubt that Jewish Americans call all the shots in Washington?

The SHORTWAVE REPORT 3/4/05 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Russia, China, Spain, and Cuba.

Iran, the draft, and another "New Pearl Harbor"? (tags)

Are the Bush Neo-cons setting the stage for *another* "New Pearl Harbor" attack on US interests--one that may dwarf September 11? The author of the following article thinks so. He thinks the attack is being planned to mobilize the US for ever more war and to ensure support for a military draft. And the article's footnote suggests the attack on US interests may hit a US city...and it may be nuclear.

BTL:Historic Congressional Challenge to Ohio Election Results Spotlights... (tags)

...Voting Irregularities ~ Interview with Bob Fitrakis, an attorney who filed lawsuit challenging the presidential election results in Ohio, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Donkey that Refused to Kick (tags)

Had Kerry called for a new election, his huge base would have followed him. The democratic nominee for president never seems capable of this righteous chutzpah. It's too bad there's not a donkey around who can kick anymore.

Tubbs Jones-Boxer Rebellion in Congress a Big Progressive Win (tags)

Despite the betrayal by conservative Democrats, Kerry and a slimy Democratic leadership, the successful protest in Congress delaying confirmation of Bush’s electoral win is a major progressive victory, permantly staining Bush’s second term with the stench of illegitimacy.

We Need One Senator's Vote Tomorrow (tags)

We Need One Senator's Vote Tomorrow...Barbara Boxer may be the key.

HELP! EveryDay AmeriCAN Heroes URgently Needed for Duty-Defending a Just Future... (tags)

...& Constitutional Self-GOvernance ---TIME for All Concerned Citizens to report for Historic Duty and STAND Up with courageous resolve-For We are on-the-cusp of redemption, my friends!Ballots? SchMallots! We NEED to Vote NOW, with our voices, eyes,ears and feet in this New Year. Get Ready for 1/3/05 to 1/6/05 Join in this dynamic FLASH! SmartMob MoveMent in spirited Defense of genuine Representative Democracy. The Law, the Future, common sense and decency are ON Our Side and The PeopleUnited in exciting solidarity are ready to BRING IT ON!, to those who corrupt, disparage and mock our Right to free, fair and VALID Elections. Either- ticket or the media is not authorized to accept it on the people's behalf if it does not follow clean worldwide standards,a studied, honest legal assesment shows 2004 to be suspect, questionable frustratingly problematic in its planning, conduct and now-audit. Since the CorpMedia has almost zilch credibility as an objective news source it is the EveryDay People's duty to become and originate a New Medium which breathes life, rarified air into the communications sphere and DeCONtaminates the poisoned, polluted atmosphere of responsible public discourse. Conscientiously aimed at motivating, maturing and moving Consensus Reality Forward-closing the Wisdom Gap. Can't you see Boris, slyly grinnin',(the raw exit poll data withheld inside his overcoat) smacking his fist in his palm, threatening, "What part of, it's over, don't you understand?" With Abu Gharib, Gitmo ethos prevalent & lurking, the shameful media is acting much like an agressive interrogater, enforcer- foisting a fraudulent, sham election onto the MassPsyche, and to caring, FreeThinkers & justified Vote Defenders, akin to Psychological torture. First they tell us that it is the most important election in our lifetime, then Andrew Card nervously, unilaterally calls the election, in lieu of earned merit, for his boss. The media doesn't study it, analyize it, or do their job and in a concerted campaign, echo in unison-GET OVER IT. (remember Hussein capture? newspapers, websites, networks, punditz-LIKE A RAT,Like a Rat, like a rat) Who gives the orders for these negative thought-spores? THIS indocrination, chicanery, ridicule is obvious and THE ULTIMATE fear and hopeless-based trauma CONDITIONING TO MANUFACTURE ALIENATION and TIMID ACCEPTANCE FOR THE END OF DEMOCRACY. News org's spreading thought-viruses violate the BirthRight freedom- Cognitive Liberty and the sovereignity of individuals freedom to think independently, fairly, honestly as sentient agents SEEKING the promotion of The Good. Personally, I could give a hoot if the media doesn't care about their own credibility or respect Words=Conduits of Spirit, I know where to find solid information-but they are disturbing and stunting, brainwashing those who don't have time or strength to discover different solutions that shine light on hidden, nefarious motives, in effect selling short the Human Race, preventing wisdom, growth and Delaying the Rennaissance! Nevertheless, Intuition, word-of-mouth and heart-based gnosis IS very powerful and contagioUS and shall overcome, their adavantage of mass-produced reality bytes courtesy of Monopolies aggresively overwhelming dominance and destruction of sacred Nature- in all it's forms and favoring profit OVER people, machine OVER man, subterfuge OVER SunShine transparency- truly archaic modus-operandi for a successful species. This post shares recent tough essays, VoterGate2004 artifacts, documents and correspondence to emBOLDen and build your networks, flyers for historic rallies and Hands-to-Work-Hearts-to-God HOMEmade, protest=protect SIGNS* ENOUGH! No heavy-handed, top-down reality control can stop this beautiful calling-WE know what happened and we have to arREST this corruption-Democracy yearns to STAY UP past it's bedTIME!

Open Letter to Barbara Boxer (tags)

Ohio Vote fraud. Well, actually, more than just Ohio, but it's a start.

Don't Certify the Votes: Go on record with your Senator (tags)

Don't Certify the Votes: Go on record with your Senator This list of 10 Senators are those which I hope to focus lobbying efforts to try and find at least one to protest the certification of the final vote tally in congress. I've set-up the thread with a topic for each Senator, so we can keep track of any feedback from the Senators. I've started a Thread at the forum on DU Here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_topic&forum=201&topic_id=6829#6839

California-The Prison State (tags)

Too many lockups lead to service lockouts

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

"What we need to do is to help in the cause of, ah, downfall of California" (tags)

..."Wow,'' says another employee, "f--k 'em, right!"...

Hanoi John (tags)

The book he doesn’t want you to see: When Kerry ran for election to the U.S. House of Representative in 1972, “he found it necessary to suppress reproduction of the cover picture appearing on his own book, The New Soldier. His political opponent pointed out that it depicted several unkempt youths crudely handling an American flag to mock the famous photo of the U.S. Marines at Iwo Jima,” according to Vietnam Veterans Against John Kerry. “Suddenly, copies of the book became unavailable and even disappeared from libraries. But the Lowell (Mass.) Sun said of the type of person shown on its cover: ‘These people spit on the flag, they burn the flag, they carry the flag upside down, [and] they all but wipe their noses with it in their efforts to show their contempt for everything it still stands for,’” the New American reported. Even today it is hard to find this infamous photo and book.

Radio Under Fire Over Free-Speech Clampdown (tags)

WASHINGTON (Billboard) - Natalie Maines' controversial comments about President Bush are echoing ever louder in Congress and starting to rattle windows in the radio industry.

Bechtel Gives to Democrats & Republicans (tags)

Bechtel Group, Inc., an engineering and construction firm just awarded a contract to build in Iraq, gives to both Democrats and Republicans.

Sen. Boxer's Patriot Act amendment (tags)

see below.

Too Many Dots (tags)

Looking at today's news, this writer was struck by the reappearance of names of people who have been involved in cover-ups in the recent past. Like Yogi Berra's aphorism, its "deja vu all over again."

PROTEST THE U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN THE DEATH OF RACHEL CORRIE (tags)

Tomorrow, March 18th 2003, residents of Los Angeles who have been to Palestine as human rights observers/ activists will hold a Press Conference at the Offices of Senator Barbara Boxer - 312 N. Spring Street - to mourn the death of our murdered sister Rachel Corrie

Activist Backgrounder to Tuesday's FCC event (tags)

Taken from answers to a several questions asked by IA-IMC to this San Francisco Media Activist. A backgrounder to the event and what activist are doing and can do.

Mandela, Carter, lawmakers: ‘Let UN inspectors work’ (tags)

Former presidents Nelson Mandela of South Africa and Jimmy Carter of the United States added their voices to the millions demanding that George W. Bush halt his drive toward war against Iraq and give the UN inspectors time to complete their work.

WHO'S A JEW IN CONGRESS (tags)

I'd think publishing a list like this would be anti-Semitic. Evidently, it's not! Everything, including the title: "Who's A Jew In Congress" is from the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Do other religions keep & publish similiar lists? Who's a Baptist... a Catholic in congress?

Ballots across the West promise Power to the people (tags)

Public ownership of electric power is an idea whose time has come – at least in San Francisco, Las Vegas and in the Big Sky state of Montana. Voters in these western locales have a chance to vote Nov. 5 for ballot questions that open the way for city or state takeover or buyout of private utility companies.

Israel is Buying Our Politicians! (tags)

According to a Fortune magazine survey of Washington insiders, the second most powerful lobby in the United States is the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC. A tape transcript in which former AIPAC president David Steiner discusses lobbying activities on behalf of the Israeli government reveals the blatant corruption in the American political system.

Calls jam Capitol phones: Give peace a chance (tags)

Lawmakers are reporting their phones ringing off the hooks with calls overwhelmingly against George W. Bush’s plans for a war on Iraq. Bush’s war resolution, sent to Capitol Hill last week, is a sweeping measure that would permit him to “use all means he determines to be appropriate, including force” against Iraq.

Longshore rallies to Bush: Butt out (tags)

“Contract, Yes! Government intervention, No!” was the message of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), the AFL-CIO, Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and many mayors at rallies up and down the West Coast, Aug. 12. Thousands took to the streets in protest of a threat by the Bush administration to take over ports militarily in the event that the union decides to strike.

Important Information on What *YOU* Can Do to Stop the War on Iraq! (tags)

"As a guy who was part of the first Gulf War," said Ritter, who indeed served under Schwarzkopf in that conflict, "when you deploy that much military power forward - disrupting their training cycles, disrupting their operational cycles, disrupting everything, spending a lot of money - it is very difficult to pull them back without using them." "You got 20,000 Marines forward deployed in October," said Ritter, "you better expect war in October."

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

California lawmakers: Arrest Enron execs (tags)

Houston workers demand justice WASHINGTON – A committee of the California State Senate has demanded that Kenneth Lay and other Enron officials be brought to California to stand trial for contempt for refusing to testify before a California Senate Committee investigating “manipulation of the energy market.”

FIGHT the Anti Terrorism Bill (tags)

This is IMPORTANT - contact your senators to kill this legislation... before it attacks YOU. If you are in CA, your senators are: Barbara Boxer, and Diane Feinstein.

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