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Voiceless Animals: 2018 Candidates They Oppose (tags)
The animal abusing Repubican senators up for reelection are listed. This year's house races are easy to determine. 220 of the 235 Republicans in the House voted to bring aerial hunting and bear cub murder to our national park in Alaska. 220 Republicans voted to allow the murder of nearly 1000 sea lions because they eat salmon that fishermen want.
Please Vote Against These Animal Abusers In Nov Or Early Voting (tags)
Please vote out the 52 Republican senators who have a terrible record of votes for animal abuse and slaughter. Please vote out the 220 Republican House members who voted for aerial hunting in our national park. Please vote out all who vote for Donald Trump's agenda.
Oklahoma GOP Senator Jim Inhofe's Bloody Record (tags)
Oklahoma GOP Senator finally ended his annual fundraiser pigeon shoot murder but continues his mammal murder and antienvironmental votes.
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.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh: 12 Of Many Reasons To Oppose Him (tags)
Kavanaugh, helped Bush steal the presidency from the elected Al Gore, was a Ken Starr operative who called for Clinton's impeachment over private consensual sex, voted to deny a jailed immigrant teen the right to an abortion, is an advocate of execution, promotes unrestricted presidential power, would vote against indicting Trump for his crimes, etc. etc.
At Least 6 of Trump's 7 Supreme Court Candidates are Executioners (tags)
Of execution promoting Federalist Society's. Leonard Lee's and Trump's 'pro life' candidates, the 5 men are known executioners in actuality or advocacy Joan Lawsen is on the 6th Circuit, an execution court and in the Bush administration suppressed the truth of US government causation of the bombing of the World Trade Center. 911truth.org
National Congress has Voted to Cut 2 Million People Off Food Stamps with a 19 billionSlash (tags)
The vote was close in the National Congress. The damn thing passed by a few votes. Many Congress people voted against their own people
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.
Restore Mexican-American Studies in Tucson Arizona 2017 (tags)
A long time member of SW USA both when it was Mexico's northern states and now when it is part of Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, the SW area rings with the labor,experiences and sometimes tears of the Mexican-American or Chicanos
Jeff Sessions: Racist, Cruel, Pro Execution, Pro War, Pro Torture (tags)
Please call Senate at 202 224 3121 to ask for a no vote on Jeff Sessions who is racist, pro-war, pro-torture,
Koch Brothers Have Poured Tens Of Millions Into Ohio Senate Race (tags)
Changes in the Ohio Senate race since the Trump tapes
Vote Out NC Sen. Richard Burr Who Tried To Derail Critics Of CIA Torture (tags)
As head of the Senate intelligence committee, Burr has tried to hide the great amounts of evidence about CIA torture. He has tried to derail critics.
Ohio Voters Subjected To Hundreds of Millions in Koch brothers ads (tags)
Hundreds of millions of dollars have been spent by the Koch Brothers in Ohio trying to buy a senate seat for Rob Portman, former Bush operative,warmonger, called one of the 5 worst senators by the Sierra Club, NRDC, EDF, League of Conservation Voters etc, debate coach for Mitt Romney, who outsourced countless jobs to China, who tried to bring hunting to national parks which would have endangered children, international and domestic tourists as well as animals.
Sen. Rob Portman: Warmonger, Hunters' Tool, Deforester, Voted 5 Times No On Women's Pay (tags)
31 reasons to vote against former Bush operative Rob Portman on whom the Koch Brothers have spent 81 million on the first ad buy of many.
HOW LOU CORREA HAS EXPLOITED AND BETRAYED HIS COMMUNITY FOR POLITICAL AMBITION (tags)
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.
Hillary's Guns, Hillary's Consequences (tags)
Should someone you love die in Hillary's illegal immoral bankrupting wars Hillary Clinton has spread poverty in the US by promoting the diversion of money from schools, hospitals, bridges, firefighting planes, etc. to endless war in 7 illegal war zones
18 Reasons To Vote Against Henhawk Hillary (tags)
Hillary Clinton voted for the Iraq War fiasco which has created incredible suffering for soldiers and civilians, a war which has cost trillions Its only consequence has been to multiply hatred of Americans around the world and to spawn ISIL
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
KPFK needs your VOTE ! or lose it. (tags)
KPFK and Pacifica Elections must meet a very minimum quorum/ amount of voters who Vote and participate, or the expenses [about $25,000?] are wasted and same-old Board members happily stay stuck in place, out of legitimate time but clinging to power-positions. so VOTE if you qualify for their minimum contribution made this [fiscal] year. Call to inquire for more info at 818-985-2711 day hrs. or see www.KPFK.org for minimum info there.
Iceland Boycotts Israel (tags)
America's Sham Democracy (tags)
Banker Occupied Greece: Requiem for a Failed State (tags)
Greek Voters Reject Financing Plan (tags)
Article on recent election in Greece, concerning its debt.
Bernie Sanders: Populist or Opportunist? (tags)
United Nations Votes for Process to Create Global Bankruptcy Framework (tags)
UN Process Could Limit Default and Stop Predatory Funds
Mitch McConnell Has Left A Trail Of Suffering For Humans And Animals (tags)
McConnell has orchestrated war votes, helped corporations move offshore, institutionalized animal suffering
Iowa Senate Race: Candidate Joni Ernst Voted To Block Women's Access To Contraceptives (tags)
The Tom Harkin endorsed candidate for senator from Iowa, Bruce Braley, is opposed by a woman who wants every fertilized human egg to have personhood status, a woman who bragged she has often castrated piglets.
Pacifica voting in secret with no accountability? Is this part of KPFK ? (tags)
Counterpunch is now publishing wrong info ? Who gave them that information about Pacifica? How confusing. Another commentator disclosed here at Indymedia how Pacifica Nat'l Bd voted to deselect the hired Exe Director. But the numbers and facts never add up correctly. Nor can results be explained and no names of voters are named. And KPFK's Local Station Board meetings have a fight club mentality and provides no factual helpful information either. Ask their LSB for more accurate info here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pacifica board members named here, who attempted ousting ED (tags)
Pacifica conflict over who is Executive Director continues in it's non-wisdom and contenders vying for power and position. Here are excerpts of some updated info and names the PNB members who voted 12- to - 10 to 'fire' the one most recently hired. Some of these KPFK - LSB members who only very recently were elevated to PNB are included in the ousting, outing of Summer Reese. 3 of our 4 voted by phone to expel her. We need to hold all our LSB and PNB [acting as non-] representatives accountable for their actions, and not for their own personal opinions - - unless those interfere and overtake their responsibility to all us KPFK subscribers/ sponsors/ payers/ members.
LA Weekly promotes a slanted view of Pacifica/ KPFK (tags)
LA Weekly produced an article about Pacifica, which involves KPFK of course, that was apparently biased and the writer maybe even was a prior student of Cooper whom he liked to quote as if an "expert" but may not at all be so. The letters written to LA Weekly were on line and in print 2 more times to display the local concerns. This Open letter to their Editor is to respond to all 3 of those print-postings.
On Philippine Cybercrime Act of 2012 (tags)
Technological developments, nay, social progress must lead to increased democratization and not to more curtailment of freedoms. The advent of the Internet and related technologies has opened a wide and free access to democratic space wherein ordinary citizens, including the oppressed workers and, in general, the laboring and propertyless masses, could participate in studying and gathering information and discussing social and political issues.
Chicago's teachers end strike (tags)
The ChicagoChicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Teachers Union’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to end its seven-day strike. This means that classes will resume on Sept. 19 (Wednesday) for the country’s third largest school district’s 350,000 public school students.
Ed Schultz Co-opts Occupy Wall St. for Democratic Party! (tags)
Last night while I was watching MSNBC
California State University System Raises Tuition (tags)
While Elliot Hirshman, the new president of San Diego State University, receives a $400,000 compensation package, the California State University?s (CSU) Board of Trustees voted on Tuesday 13 to 2 in favor of increasing tuition by an additional 12 percent for the 23-campus system. Students will be paying about $6,422, double the amount required in 2007.
Fullerton-7/12; Council Re-Vote on Chevron Development (tags)
Coyote Hills is the last remaining wilderness region between La Habra and Fullerton in the surrounding suburban sprawl of northern Orange County is threatened with development. Please visit Fullerton City Council and speak up for saving the last few open spaces before they are forever lost to development!
Trying To Bend Both Ways (tags)
There really isn’t any way to say you stand staunchly against a position if you hope to remain credible for long - not in the eyes of the public. It’s like a person claiming to be fasting from food for the greater good passionately and openly, but then getting caught feasting on barbeque spare ribs and lo mein at the Chinese restaurant on the opposite side of town. It’s like the person claiming to be against drugs getting videotaped selling crystal meth. It’s like the human rights activist businessman getting caught using child labor. Whether to the right or the left of the political spectrum no one likes it.
Who Voted for War With Iran, Mr. Obama? (by Philip Giraldi) (tags)
Who Voted for War With Iran, Mr. Obama? (by Philip Giraldi)
Obama v Wikileaks + Nixon v Pentagon Papers = War Criminals (tags)
In 1971, with the publication of the Pentagon Papers, Republican Nixon and his predecessor, Democrat Johnson, were exposed as war criminals in their massacre of 5 million Vietnamese, and eventually 1 million Cambodians and 58,000 Americans, and thousands of other people, for their war of anti-communism in Vietnam. The outrage was so great by 1968 that Johnson did not run for a second term. Now we have Wikileaks, exposing the war crimes of Democrat Obama and Republican Bush in Afghanistan, one of the poorest, most illiterate countries in the world, where the people are subject to US remote controlled drone attacks and daily killings on the ground to get the Caspian Sea oil, minerals and be poised to attack the biggest mineral prize, Russia. Meanwhile the US Congress, Democrats and Republicans, just voted overwhelmingly for more money to kill Afghans and anyone else disliked by US imperialism.
LA Housing and Community Activists Protest Eric Garcetti (tags)
June 17th march and protest about the LA rent freeze.
Anti-Abortion & Anti-Gay Marriage Republican Cal Candidates; Feeble Democrats (tags)
In a very low voter turnout election, the June governor's primary, California Republicans voted for 2 businesswomen who are anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage, Meg Whitman for Governor and Carly Fiorina for US Senate. Meg Whitman's anti-immigrant ads would make Hitler proud. And we can be sure Democratic candidate for governor Jerry Brown, a lawyer, will not touch any of these issues as he is also reactionary, having promoted a military charter school while mayor of Oakland. Ms. Israel, Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer, will also be silent on these issues. This garbage is called the leadership of this backward country.
US SENATE REPLENISHES LUMP SUM FUNDS FOR FILVETS (tags)
The US Senate has voted to use part of the savings from federal construction projects to replenish the nearly-depleted Filipino Veterans Equity Fund. The Senate voted 60-35 to use $67 million out of an estimated $103 million in savings allocated to the Department of Veterans Affairs to help the aging Filipino veterans. President Obama signed last year a Congress bill that set aside $198 million from the economic stimulus fund for the Filipino veterans. That amount was computed on the assumption that only 18,000 Filipino World War II veterans were left in the US and the Philippines. The fund would pay $15,000 for Filipino veterans living in the US, and $9,000 for those living in the Philippines.
The new senators-elect and people's issues (tags)
The line-up of 12 new senators-elect who will serve until 2016 is now complete. As nationally elected legislators, they will play prominent parts in crafting national policy for the next six years. What are we to expect from the newly elected senators? A look at their track records, or previous positions on people's issues, and their platforms of government would be instructive.
Imperial County Enters Court Case Against Marriage Equality (tags)
The Board of Supervisors of Imperial County voted 3-2 last December to intervene in the federal court case challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which defines marriage in California as between one man and one woman. According to marriage equality activist Fernando Lopez, Jr., the board's attempt to intervene in support of Prop. 8 — which the court neither accepted nor denied before the case began — was significant because, by involving a government body in the case on the side of Prop. 8, it would allow the Prop. 8 supporters to appeal a ruling against them even if the state of California chose not to.
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.
Long Beach City Council postpones vote on Pike Hotel (tags)
Another victory for Hotel workers and Coalition in South Bay! Led by dozens of members of the Long Beach Coalition for Good Jobs and a Healthy Community (LBC) who were in the crowd, with their concerns on whether the hotel would provide decent wages for its employees, they told the council to work for workers interests. Urged on by a crowd of hotel worker's-rights supporters, the City Council on Tuesday voted 7-1 to continue for one week a vote that would move a proposed hotel at the Pike one step closer to approval.
... And Then There Are California Democrats (tags)
Why can't California's elected Democrats act like... Democrats?
Assemblymember Marty Block Defends Prop. 8 Stance to Queer Democrats (tags)
Assemblymember Marty Block appeared before the San Diego Democratic Club March 26 to explain why he voted against a legislative resolution instructing the California Supreme Court to invalidate Proposition 8, the initiative passed by voters last November to restrict marriage in California to opposite-sex couples. Block said that, as a former judge, he didn't think it was appropriate for the legislature to tell a court what to do about a pending case, whether it's the Right telling judges to uphold restrictions on abortion or progressives telling the court to preserve same-sex marriage equality.
Obama Sworn In As The 44th U.S. President (tags)
More than 2 million people attend inaugural event in Washington D.C.
99% of House joins 100% of Senate in Supporting Israel with HRes34 (tags)
On January 9, 2009, one day after the fascist US Senate voted 100% to support US/Israel terrorism in Gaza with Senate Resolution 10, the House of Representatives, with House Resolution 34, voted 99% to support the same genocide with only 5 No votes. Democrat Barbara Lee did NOT vote No; she played around in the “Present” pool, inexcusable in the face of genocide perpetrated with $15 million a day from the American taxpayers.
Priest Demands “Confession” from Some Obama Voters (tags)
Recently, a RC priest in Modesto, CA, got upset about Catholics voting for the Prez-Elect Barack Obama. He said if they did so because of his pro-abortion position, then they needed to go to Confession before receiving Holy Communion. Didn’t the good padre every hear of the “Separation of Church and State” clause? Also, as a result of the priest-pedophile scandal, many feel it’s the wrongdoers in the RC Church who need to do the confessing.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Choice in November - Nader v. Twiddle Dee or Twiddle Dum (tags)
The criminal class in Washington is bipartisan.
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.
Ron Paul Is Right on Peace, Liberty and Ending the U.S. Empire (tags)
Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) has taken a lot of hits during his campaign for the White House. What scares folks about this guy? I went to hear him speak, on April 14, 2008, at Goucher College, Towson, MD. Unlike some dubious liberals in the Congress, Rep. Paul voted against the USA Patriot Act. He also wants to end the Iraq War and bring the troops home, now; and to dismantle America’s global empire before it bankrupts the country. Sounds like Ralph Nader to me!
California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)
The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.
ILWU to Shut Down West Coast Ports May 1 Demanding End to War in Iraq, Afghanistan (tags)
In a major step for the U.S. labor movement, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has announced that it will shut down West Coast ports on May 1, to demand an immediate end to the war and occupation in Iraq and Afghanistan and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Middle East. This is the first time in decades that an American union has decided to undertake industrial action against a U.S. war. The action announced by the powerful West Coast dock workers union, to stop work to stop the war, should be taken up by unions and labor organizations throughout the United States and internationally. And the purpose of such actions should be not to beg the bourgeois politicians whose hands are covered with blood, having voted for every war budget for six and a half years, but a show of strength of the working people who make this country run, and who can shut it down!
Is Hillary Clinton a Feminist Candidate? A Revolutionary Feminist Meeting (tags)
Is Hillary Clinton a feminist candidate? An LA socialist feminist meeting discusses this hot topic.
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?
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.
Military Families occupy Rep. Sanchez's office (tags)
A group of Military Families, vererans and supporters was arrested this morning at Congresswomen Loretta Sanchez's office after an overnight stay in her office.
Model American Citizen Faces Deportation, Brings Idiots out of Woodwork (tags)
Model American Citizen, Former City Councilmember of Adelanto, Faces Deportation, Brings Idiots out of Woodwork
42 Democrats Vote for Torture School (tags)
On 6/21/07, 42 Democrats voted No on the McGovern Amendment which would have cut off funding to the torture school formerly known as the School of Americas (Assassins), now known as Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC). 6 more votes were needed to pass it. All Reds and Greens would certainly have voted Yes and that is what makes Reds and Greens viable.
This Sunday: Meet Congressman Dennis Kucinich (tags)
Democratic presidential candidate and the only true progressive in the 2008 race. Hear his visionary, realistic agenda for the united states and the world.
Libertarian Tom Rawles votes for radar speed trap (tags)
Tom Rawles the Mesa City Councilman who tries to pass himself off as a Libertarian voted for this definitely un-Libertarian photo radar speed trap.
Double Victory For Bally Casino Workers (tags)
Dealers, Security Officers at Bally's Casinos In Atlantic City Vote for Union Representation
“Has Sen. Barbara Mikulski Lost Her Soul?” (tags)
Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) voted against the Iraqi War. But, since then, she has acted like an agent of the Bush-Cheney Gang by consistently voting to fund it to the tune of $411.3 billion. Mikulski says she “cares about the troops,” but Peace advocates in Maryland think that she has “lost her soul.” They wonder when Mikulski is going to say: “Stop this war!” She has ignored the mandate of the Nov. 7, 2006 election. Iraq is now Sen. Mikulski’s War!
Bad back Boehner (tags)
Is barve today, like Cheney and Bush.
Congress Votes 368-31 to Back Mumia’s Racist Frame-up (tags)
Five California Democrats in Congress voted nay while 23 voted for the resolution. Those voting against were Lynn Woolsey, Barbara Lee, Fortney Stark, Michael Honda, and Maxine Waters. Joining in the racist lynch mob voting for the blood of an innocent black man were California Democrats C. Thompson, Doris Matsui, Nancy Pelosi, Ellen Tauscher, Tom Lantos, Anna Eshoo, Zoe Lofgren, Dennis Cardoza, Lois Capps, Jim Costa, Linda Sanchez, Brad Sherman, Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Hilda Solis, Lucille Roybal-Allard, Jane Harman, Juanita Millender-McDonald, Grace Napolitano, Joe Baca, Loretta Sanchez, Bob Filner, and Susan Davis. Not voting were Diane Watson, Howard Berman, and Xavier Becerra. Also voting for blood were California Republicans Walter Herger, Daniel Lungren, John Doolittle, Richard Pombo, George Radanovich, Devin Nunes, William Thomas, Elton Gallegly, David Dreier, Edward Royce, Jerry Lewis, Gary Miller, Ken Calvert, Mary Bono, Dana Rohrabacher, John Campbell, Darrell Issa, Brian Bilbray, and Duncan Hunter. Howard McKeon didn’t vote.
Alert: more TX + FL e-voting flipping Democrat votes to Republican in early voting (tags)
A listener called in to say that he had just experienced an irregularity in the voting booth. After completing the ballot he punched "Review" only to discover that three of the Democratic candidates he had voted for had been changed to Republican candidates.
U.S. and international agents tomonitore e-vote satellite activity during election (tags)
U.S. and international agents to monitor e-vote satellite activity during election ~ E-votes flipping Democrat votes to Republican in early voting
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.
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.
Democrats ensure confirmation of NSA spy chief to head CIA (tags)
The US Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday gave its support to General Michael Hayden, the principle architect of recently exposed domestic spying programs, to head the Central Intelligence Agency. Leading Democrats joined Republicans in approving Hayden, the former head of the National Security Agency (NSA) and the current principal deputy director of national intelligence. Hayden is expected to easily win confirmation by the full Senate before the end of the week.
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...
Breaking the Mikulski Code! (tags)
Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) voted against the Iraqi War, but she has consistently voted to fund it. She poses as a liberal, but on the Iraqi conflict, there is little or no difference between her complicity in that wrong and that of VP Dick Cheney. He was recently booed at a baseball game. When will the people of Maryland begin booing her? Another funding for the Iraqi War vote is coming up in late April. Will Mikulski again support the Bush-Cheney Gang?
Wisconsin Towns Vote for Immediate US Military Withdrawal from Iraq (tags)
by wsws (reposted) On Tuesday, April 4, 32 communities in the state of Wisconsin voted on referenda calling for the immediate withdrawal of all American military forces from Iraq. Of these areas, 24 voted for immediate withdrawal, and eight voted against. In the Milwaukee suburb of Shorewood, 70 percent voted for immediate withdrawal.
Protest The ICE Man! (tags)
Protest and Boycott Costa Mesa city council member who voted for Neo-Nazi on a citizens' committee, voted to close the Day Labor Center and who created the city's new ICE propose against immigrants.
Those Who Can't be Fooled (tags)
At the Corretta Scott King funeral African-Americans spoke out against Bush's policies right to his face. They are the only group of Americans who never shy away from speaking the abosolute truth.
Schwarzenneger's most noteworthy "feat" as Gov. is the execution of Tookie Willi (tags)
The "Govennator" Arnould Schwarzenegger gave the people (fans) who voted him into office just what they wanted (or deserved)?
Protest Costa Mesa City Council 1/17 (tags)
PROFESSIONALS TO BE UNEMPLOYED (tags)
US Senate Slits American Workers' Throats
11/8 Labor Election Victory (tags)
Nazi Schwarzenegger got the defeat his $70 million special election deserved, and his defeat was led by labor, as it must be. The anger was so great at this unnecessary, viciously anti-labor special election that the voters defeated all of the state propositions with a Bingo NO!
Minuteman Gilchrist called hypocrite by OC conservatives (tags)
OC Blog.net slams Minnuteman congressional candidate Jim Gilchrist for supporting Peter Camejo and desire to tax the wealthy.
85.6% of the people vote against Gilchrist (tags)
The numbers show 85.6% of the people who voted in the special election voted for candidates other than Jim Gilchrist! What a loser he is!
VENICE NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL OUT OF THE DOG HOUSE AND ON TRACK FOR A SEPTEMBER ELECTION (tags)
Last night, Board of Neighborhood Commissioners (BONC) voted unanimously to give the go ahead for the next Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council election, which will be held September 10 and 11th. The Board's decision came more than nine months after the last GRVNC election was invalidated by the City's Human Relations Commission, leaving the neighborhood council without a quorum, ability to function, or funding.
Lebanon parliament re-elects pro-syrian speaker nabih berri (tags)
Lebanon's parliament on Tuesday re-elected pro-syrian Berri as the speaker of parliament - a post he has held since 1992 - even after anti-Syrian groups won a clear majority in the house for the first time since the 1975-1990 civil war.
Stepan Workers Organize with UE in Anaheim, (tags)
Don't Mess with Texas Voters (tags)
Voter intimidation is the tie that binds Texas to Ohio and Florida.
US After the Election: Permanent Alarm (tags)
The election was an expression of fear combined with ignorance about the economy. The American majority that voted for Bush is a case study of repression. That the economy is sick, the country isolated and the ground begins to totter is denied.
where the hell is our media (tags)
Where the Hell is Our Media? Why aren't they reporting on an explosion of vote corruption cases that have emerged since the election? By Anthony Wade
States With Electronic Voting Machines Gave Bush Mysterious 5% Advantage (tags)
Is Bush trying to pull a fast one? It's not fooling bloggers over at DemocraticUnderground.com, who have put together some fascinating numbers showing that a mysterious "5% advantage" goes to Bush only in those states using electronic voting machines. Or, put another way, all the exit polls showed Kerry winning, and the exit polls asked people who they actually voted for. But strangely, the "official" count appears to have been boosted in favor of Bush.
High Election Turnout in West Hollywood (tags)
Voted today in West Hollywood Park around 11 am. Polling place was very busy for that time of day but poll workers were very well prepared and lines were very short (average of less than one minute wait).
Meet the Opposition (tags)
Lies and Misleading Statements from the Debates (tags)
Both Kerry and Bush, in their own ways, were prevaricators in the debates. Bush lied more often and bigger, but Kerry did his share. His biggest lie may have been to say he’ll fight the war and win in Iraq.
"We do not boast of our victory": Hugo Chavez (tags)
"I am not the most important. What is central is a humanist project, an alternative to capitalism, a concept, an experience and a new dream that will increase in honor and dignity.. The world has many reasons to doubt declarations of the US government.."
Today's OTHER Gay Rights Defeat (tags)
The Murrieta school board voted, 3-2, to reject a proposed policy banning bullying and harassment of students "respect to ethnic group, religion, gender, sexual orientation, color, race, national origin and physical or mental disability or the perception of one or more of such characteristics." Ironically, the real danger here will not actually be borne primarily by the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered teenagers who are so despised by these Christian [sic] zealots. There are far, far more black, Latino, Asian, Native, Jewish, Muslim, atheist, Buddhist, Mormon, immigrant, and disabled kids in the Murrieta school district than there are LGBT children, and ALL of those kids are at risk from a school board which is willing to condone harassment as long as some of that harassment is directed at gays.
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.
Why Fahrenheit 911 is no ringing endorsement of John Kerry (tags)
John Kerry is unacceptable and unelectable, just like W. WE must go to the DNC and DEMAND DENNIS!
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.
we‘re going to drill like never before (tags)
we‘re going to drill like never before
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...
Michael Moore: "I’ll Be Voting For Wesley Clark" (tags)
"That's right, a peacenik is voting for a general. What a country!"
Dennis Kucinich: Candidate of the left? (tags)
Kucinich opposed busing programs to integrate Cleveland schools. Before the issue had even taken hold locally, he made a point to introduce a resolution in the city council asking Congress to oppose busing as a means of integration. While Kucinich supported social and economic programs that would benefit the white immigrant neighborhoods that made up the majority of the district he represented, he disparaged similar improvements in Black neighborhoods. One of his campaign workers remarked in 1972 that Kucinich has "learned to play dirty pool…. It’s a racial issue. There are a lot of bigots in that district and someone has to represent them, let’s face it."9
kerry/lieberman didn't bother to vote on medicare (tags)
kerry and lieberman give seniors the kiss off
Democracy or oligarchy? (tags)
Cuba's government is the only one in the world today that is publicly standing up to the neoconservative ideology of the New World Order. Although many Third World governments apparently agree with and support the Cubans, they seem unwilling at this point to risk the capital disinvestment which would follow taking an independent path to development. There are enormous natural resources in the Third World and billions of possible workers and consumers.
What a Pig Knows About Sunday: (tags)
Wesley Clark knows as much about politics as a pig knows about Sunday. How much is that? Not much...
$87 billion for war: ‘senseless & reckless’ (tags)
Congress voted to approve the Bush administration’s $87 billion package for the occupation and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, but not without vocal and sometimes vehement opposition by lawmakers and peace activists.
Is Arnold good for the libertarians? (tags)
"sensible people of individualist and anti-government leanings tend to give the Libertarian Party a wide berth"
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!!
A majority of Californians voted against Arnold Schwarzenegger (tags)
A majority of persons who voted in the October 7th special election cast their ballots for candidates other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. They voted against him.
FRAUD AT THE POLLS (tags)
Buried in the 19th paragraph of the article below: " ... one in 10 people who voted Tuesday reported problems with voting equipment or the ballot's length." http://www.fredericksburg.com/News/apmethods/apstory?urlfeed=D7U1JO080.xml
Surprising Backlash to FCC's Libertarian Ruling (tags)
Activist groups and lawmakers say the libertarian instincts of the FCC's Michael Powell are out of step -- many fear that large corporations will absorb local news outlets.
John Kerry was 'misled' (tags)
John Kerry says he and "every one of us" was misled by President Bush concerning Iraq having weapons of mass destruction. And he says the deception is one reason he is running for President. If he was misled, what do we make of his 156 Congressional colleagues who voted against the war resolution in October, 2002?
Sight of Cross Makes Jewish Lawyer Sick - Will Sue (tags)
How about Sight of Star of David Make Christian Lawyer Sick - Will Sue! Does that work? NO?? I Didn't think so either.
Call LA City Council to Support Anti-War Resolution (tags)
On Feb. 18, seven members of the Los Angeles City Council voted "yes" today after Eric Garcetti eloquently introduced the No War In Iraq resolution which was seconded by Ruth Galanter. The only problem at City Council today was IT NEEDED 8 VOTES TO PASS! The seven voting "yes"---Cindy Miscikowski, Ed Reyes, Nate Holden, Janice Hahn, Ruth Galanter, Tom LaBonge and Eric Garcetti------needed an eighth vote. Please join us City Council again on Friday, Feb. 21 10:00 a.m. City Hall Chambers for what could be a historic day if we get the votes!
Clough Speaks (tags)
Well young man.....
War torn Democrats (tags)
These Democrats want to have it both ways. If the war goes well -- a lot of them voted for war with Iraq, didn't they? But if the war does not go well, many of the very Democrats who voted for the war resolution will have emerged as leading spokesmen for the anti-war position. A vote for the war, surrounded by Neville Chamberlain foot-dragging, is a fraud.
ISRAELI LOBBY IS THE REAL REASON FOR WAR (Wall Street Journal) (tags)
Die for Israel! An article from the Wall Street Journal, about how the Israeli lobby, AIPAC secretly pushed for and got the first war with Iraq. Do you really think it's any different now? This article is long, but interesting.
Those who voted "NO" on Homeland Security Bill (tags)
Nine voted no yesterday... Here they are:
House Votes 416 to 3 to Condemn Court for Tossing Pledge of Allegiance (tags)
Not to be outdone by the US Senate, which voted 99 to 0 to support the illegal, religious, reactionary Pledge of Allegiance, the House of Representatives voted 416 to 3 to condemn the 9th Circuit Court's excellent Church/State separation ruling, thus proving that they, like the US Senate and Gov Gray Davis all are proud of violating their oath of office which mandates they support the Constitution, including the First Amendment, which mandates separation of church and state.
Thanks Susan Davis- fast track passes by 1 vote (tags)
fast track passes by 1 vote
Florida Recount Propaganda (tags)
The Headline says: "Florida recount survey: Bush Still Wins". The article (the last half of it) tells how thousands of ballots still didn't count; disregarded on techicalities, though it was obvious who was voted for.
Despite Death Threats, Berkeley Council Condemns U.S. Bombing of Afghanistan (tags)
Despite death threats, members of the Berkeley City Council Tuesday night voted to urge a quick halt to the U.S. bombing of Afghanistan.
U.S. House Approves Arctic Drilling (tags)
we have the story, press release,who voted and a link to the house bill on solcomhouse
36 Democrats Give Bush, Big Oil Green Light To Drill in Alaska Wildlife Refuge (tags)
WASHINGTON - At 11:23 PM last night, 36 Democratic members of the US House joined with 186 Republicans to give George W. Bush and the oil industry a major victory in their plans to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil drilling.
Uncle Sam Voted Off the Island (cartoon) (tags)
In this episode of INTERNATIONAL SURVIVOR, Uncle Sam gets voted off the island by the Tribal Council...