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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.
Media Scoundrels Target Ukraine (tags)
No Joy to the World This Christmas (tags)
War on Syria Looms (tags)
Being Republican is to Rob from Everyone (tags)
Who would truly vote for such treasons if they knew the truth that we will not remain silent?
AGRARIAN REFORM 29 bishops urge Congress to extend CARP (tags)
Twenty-nine Catholic prelates, including Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales and Cebu Archbishop Ricardo Cardinal Vidal, have asked the House of Representatives to immediately extend through legislation the 20-year-old Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP). The CARP expires on June 10 this year.
AJLPP Support The Petition to the Supreme Court To Declare VFA unconstitutiona (tags)
The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) –USA militantly support the call of nationalist Filipinos led by Former Senate president Jovito Salonga, former Senator Wigberto Tañada, retired Court of Appeals associate justice Jose de la Rama; and lawyers Emilio Capulong, Harry Roque, and Florin Hilbay to declare as unconstitutional the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) for allegedly creating a "privileged class among criminals." The AJLPP –USA express elation that the Former Senate president Jovito Salonga led complainants in filing the 43-page petition before the high tribunal Friday. They said that the VFA had given the US soldiers "a class above all others" when it allowed the US to have custody of its erring
Disappearing Palestine (tags)
"The first victims of the Nazis were the Jews, the last victims are the Palestinians." -- attributed to Peter Ustinov
Evidence Chicago police tortured suspects (tags)
Special prosecutors investigating allegations that police tortured black suspects in the 1970s and '80s detectives under the command of Lt. Jon Burge beat suspects, used electric shock on them, played mock Russian roulette and started to smother at least one man to elicit confessions.
Flag-protection amendment fails by 1 vote (tags)
A proposed constitutional amendment to allow Congress to prohibit desecration of the flag fell a single vote short of approval by the Senate on Tuesday
'No top terrorists at Guantanamo' (tags)
Senior American intelligence and military officials directly contradicted the Bush administration yesterday, saying not a single detainee at Guantanamo Bay was a high-ranking terrorist.
COMUNICADO de MARCOS (tags)
CHIAPAS: The Thirteenth Stele Part One: A Conch Dawn in the mountains of the Mexican southeast.
No heads for buisness (tags)
Sculpture outside of skyscraper in Downtown LA. In an odd contrast to most capitalist philosophy, the nearby plaque (lower right) reads: "They said I had a head for business. They said to get ahead I had to lose my head. They said be concrete & I became concrete. They said, go, my son, multiply, divide, conquer. I did my best."