fix articles 57878, s. commission
The Myth of Turkish Secularism (tags)
If Turkey is ever to be secular, it must allow the free exercise of all religions – including Islam – and guarantee the rights of the faithful to be free from harassment and compulsion.
Carpinteria votes on reinstatement of racist mascot (tags)
CARPINTERIA, California (March 16, 2009) – On Tuesday, March 17, the school board of Carpinteria, California will meet to vote whether or not to rescind their own 2008 decision to remove all imagery that stereotypes Native American peoples from Carpinteria High School. The town of Carpinteria is staging the meeting in such a way as to intimidate the Native people choosing to participate.
Whitehouse Civil Rights Report Released (tags)
The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has released a 180-page draft report: Redefining Rights in America: The Civil Rights Record of the George W. Bush Administration, 2001-2004
United Cerebral Palsy Launches DontBlockMyVote.org (tags)
Launched Wednesday, United Cerebral Palsy's online campaign,www.DontBlockMyVote.org, allows activists to send a free letter to their Congressmen calling for full funding of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), which guarantees equal access to polling places and voting machines for millions of Americans with disabilities. With the last Presidential election hinging on a little over 500 votes, the potential disenfranchisement of 26 million voters with disabilities is an important and significant cause, and the lack of full funding for HAVA could greatly swing a potentially close election. UCP is also in partnership with Rock the Vote, calling on people to register for this year’s elections
The Problem with Drugs (tags)
An honest look at the drug problem in America. Not only is the problem drug addiction and the devastating effects addiction has on millions of Americans but a honest look at how we are dealing with it.
Salon: Bush Ignored Bipartisan Report Warning of Danger Last January (tags)
Former Sens. Gary Hart (D-CO), and Warren Rudman, (R-NH), co-chaired the U.S. Commission on National Security/21st Century, chartered by the Defense Department, which issued a report in January that got serious attention from Congress before the Bush Administration shot it down, promising to start from scratch with its own own commission-on Oct. 1.