fix articles 63176, separation
Stop the Wall Activism (tags)
Israel Plans Theft of 10% More West Bank Land (tags)
Palestine: Occupied, Divided, Isolated, Oppressed and Unaided (tags)
What should outrage everyone
Life in Occupied East Jerusalem (tags)
Israel's repressive occupation
Former Prof Speaks on Religion/Science/Democracy Conflicts (tags)
Former UCSD professor Lew Perry spoke to the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego November 16 on the conflicts between religion, science and democracy. He said that conflicts are inevitable because when religion makes statements about the physical world -- like the Bible's claim that the earth is fixed in space -- scientists can and must challenge the religious understanding of physical reality.
Denying Palestinians Free Movement in the West Bank (tags)
West Bank repression.
FBI stages unprecedented raid on congressman’s office (tags)
The FBI conducted a search of the office of Louisiana Representative William Jefferson over the weekend in what is the first such intrusion by an agency of the executive branch into the office of a sitting congressman in US history. In a press conference on Monday, Jefferson, a Democrat, denounced the raid as an “outrageous intrusion into the separation of powers.” The raid on Jefferson’s office in the Rayburn House Office Building on Saturday night was a politically motivated breach of constitutional boundaries aimed at asserting the power of the executive branch over the legislative. It is yet another political marker in the government’s moves towards dictatorial forms of rule.
"In its religiosity, the US is more like an Islamic country than a western European country." Fuhndamentalism instrumentalizes religion to justify violence and revenge, distorts God's nature and replaces the option for the poor with the warrior cult.
IT'S THE OCCUPATION, STUPID! (tags)
-The Al Aqsa Intifada is a disaster for Israelis and Palestinians as it hits its fourth year with no significant advances, no real agreement in sight or an end to the violence.
God, Freedom and the Separation of LIBERALS and State (tags)
"Liberals want no iota of religious speech, image, or thought anywhere in public -- if it is Christian. They allow and even encourage expressions of Islam."
Budrus Update: 15 Wounded & Member of Sweden's Parliament Arrested (tags)
"The IDF imposed a curfew on the village and conducted house-to-house searches for the stone throwers"
Ron Paul, Libertarian Hero - Defender of the 10 Commandments (tags)
"The real tragedy is that our founders did not intend a separation of church and state, and never envisioned a rigidly secular public life for America." -- Texas Rep. Ron Paul (Republican-Libertarian)
Separation of Economics and State (tags)
We need a separation of economics and state - not just church and state.
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.
Terrorist Bills' effects on online privacy and separation of powers (tags)
This statement, given by Jerry Berman before the Senate Judiciary Committee gives a decent short history and a good explanation about what both the ATA and PATRIOT bills will affect on the separation of powers between Federal Investagatory Branches (FBI, CIA, ATF, INS etc..) and also on how the weaking of net privacy laws weakens democracy.
COUPWATCH: OMB Watch on Faith-based initiatives (tags)
Under "charitable choice" there can be a merging of services and religious message even as federal funding is not used to pay for the non-secular message. The wall of separation is diminished. The irony is that one week ago President Bush, through executive memo, created an unusual wall of separation. He prohibited the use of government funds for international groups that use their own money to advocate for pro-choice or provide counseling on such issues. It seems political message may be more important that consistency.