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Last of California's nuclear power plants is on its way out (tags)

Nuclear Shutdown News chronicles the decline and fall of the nuclear power industry in the US and beyond, and highlights the efforts of those who are working for a nuclear free future. Here is out January 2018 report:

The Problem of Illegal Immigrants in Israel and America (tags)

This article looks at the problems of illegal/legal immigrants in Israel and America. And also, describes the developing trends toward Globalist and Nationalist parties in Israel, America, and Europe.

Janet Yellen's Storytime (tags)

The US economy is not picking up speed, wages are not rising and the situation on the labor market has not improved... The world economy did not get going again after the greatest wealth redistribution in the history of humanity.

Some Of Worst Decisions Of The Current Supreme Cour (tags)

It is time to end the pentocracy in which 5 male pawns can erase the will of 360 million Americans.

Pressure Gets Iceland to Backtrack (tags)

Israel

KPFK programmer writes subscribers & updates info: (tags)

A long-term KPFK programmer sent out this msg with the weekly schedule, which was not the usual. Concerns about on-going programs continuity are noted.

Cal-Davis student court strikes down anti-Israel Divestment resolution (tags)

UC Davis Aggie High Court reject BDS resolution

LA Protests Grand Jury Decision (tags)

There are currently two protest marches underway in Los Angeles following the outcome of the grand jury decision in Ferguson, MO

Palestinians uses water as a political weapon (tags)

A thesis titled ‘The politicization of the Oslo water agreement’ written by Lauro Burkart a Swiss graduate of the Institute of International and Development studies in Geneva gives an accurate and impartial picture of the topic of the scarcity of water in the Palestinian Authority.

LA Living in Vehicle Law Found UnConstitutional (tags)

9th Circuit Court of Appeals Decision Overturns Long Standing Los Angeles Law Used to Criminalize the Vehicle Housed

Celebrate the RH victory in the Philippines, continue the struggle (tags)

On the Supreme Court decision declaring the Reproductive Health Law constitutional

Supreme Court Rules for Big Money (tags)

money power

CORNELIUS CASTORIADIS. THE HUNGARIAN REVOLUTION .pdf (tags)

is.gd/EQUALITY

Deadlocked Syrian Peace Talks (tags)

Syria

Provoking Iran (tags)

Iran

Philippines: Time to punish pork plunderers and reform the budget system (tags)

Akbayan Partylist welcomes the unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declaring unconstitutional the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) as well as all forms of congressional insertions with the aim of creating lump sum funds for projects primarily determined by lawmakers.

Kentucky U.S.Senator Mitch McConnell Fought in USA Courts For Elite Super PAC Corruption$ (tags)

This You Tube video of Colbert and Trevor Potter shows the smoking gun political corruption that has resulted by America's 5 U.S. Supreme Court Conservative Justices decision favoring Elites unlimited Inter+National "Corp Free Speech" $$ in the legal case of Citizens United !!

A Q&A with environmental lawyer Simeon Herskovits (GBWN) (tags)

Environmental lawyer Simeon Herskovits discusses the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) and their proposed water pipeline from the rural aquifers of Snake Valley to Las Vegas as being primarily for the interests of developers (Whittemore) on cheap land (purchased from Aerojet) much further north of the urban region. Indigenous tribes, ratepayers, ranchers and the ecosystem will all pay the price for Whittemore's wealth from the latest water heist.

The SF LGBT Pride Committee Has Nothing to Be Proud of Over Bradley Manning (tags)

Glenn Greenwald’s article in The Guardian titled “Bradley Manning is off limits at SF Gay Pride parade, but corporate sleaze is embraced” (4/27/13) has internationally publicized the cowardly decision of the San Francisco Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Pride Celebration Committee to rescind its election of political prisoner U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning as a Grand Marshal of the annual Gay Pride Parade. Manning is the gay service member charged with giving WikiLeaks thousands of classified documents exposing U.S. atrocities in Iraq, along with other materials.

Wheels of justice in the Philippines must turn quickly and judiciously on Burgos case (tags)

Akbayan Partylist today called on President Benigno Simeon Aquino III to "shake the military establishment" and "weed out the corrupt, murderers and traitors" among its ranks. The partylist group made the call after the Court of Appeals' decision to hold elements of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) accountable for the enforced disappearance of Jonas Burgos in 2007.

US and British press hail the 'liberal' policy that allows women to fight in the frontline (tags)

As even more countries fall victim to Anglo-American wars across Asia and Africa in the new year, The New York Times and The Times praise their respective governments’ plans to directly engage women soldiers in the ongoing genocides.

Rare Israeli Justice (tags)

Israel

Proposition 8, DoMA and the Supreme Court (tags)

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage passed by California voters in November 2008, and also the provision of the Defense of Marriage Act (DoMA) that defines marriage under federal law as only between one man and one woman. But the current Right-wing Court is likely to uphold Prop. 8 as constitutional and leave the battle for marriage equality to state-by-state political and social campaigns.

Supreme Court Spurns Justice (tags)

injustice

Chicago's Obama Ally, Mayor Emanuel, Wins Anti-Labor Injunction (tags)

We just heard on KPFA's Morning Mix, 8 a.m. Sept 17, 2012, 94.1 FM, that Mayor Emanuel obtained an injunction against the striking teachers. The teachers had postponed their decision 1 day for the Jewish New Year, but Zionist Emanuel, with dual US/Israeli citizenship and formerly a member of the Israeli Defense Force, and campaigner for Democratic Pres Obama, did not wait for the Jewish New Year and the democratic decision making process of labor. There is more.

Egyptian President Morsi orders dissolved parliament to resume work (tags)

Egypt’s newly elected President Mohamed Morsi has ordered the country’s dissolved parliament to resume work.

The Supremes and Health Care: Second "Switch in Time" (tags)

In April 1937 Supreme Court Justice Owen Roberts switched sides, stopped voting that minimum-wage laws and the New Deal programs were unconstitutional and got on board with the Roosevelt administration's program to save the court from progressive political attacks. Likewise, current Chief Justice John Roberts cast the deciding vote to uphold the Affordable Care Act largely to preserve the court's reputation and neutralize Democrats' attempts to make the court's Republican majority and partisan 5-4 decisions like Citizens United an issue in the 2012 campaign.

Thousands of San Diegans Lose Right to Vote (tags)

By centralizing the counting of ballots on election day, and tightening the criteria by which ballots are read, San Diego County Registrar of Voters Deborah Seiler is effectively — and illegally — disenfranchising many voters, particularly senior citizens, disabled people and voters whose primary language is not English.

FCC Decision Opens Radio Airwaves Nationwide (tags)

Israel Toughens Prison Harshness (tags)

Israel

Israel's Lawless Settlement Project (tags)

Israel

NV State Engineer Rules Against Goshute Tribe and in Favor of SNWA Pipeline (tags)

The Nevada State Engineer's decision last week supports the SNWA proposed pipeline despite numerous objections from the indigenous Goshute Nation and many other scientists who warn that the finite aquifers of the Snake and Spring Valley targeted by the SNWA pipeline would not sustain this amount of extraction without causing ecosystem collapse as springs dry and species become extinct. It could be said that removal of water from the sovereign Goshute Nation by the SNWA is a form of cultural genocide.

Where's OUR Religious Liberty? (tags)

The recent controversy over whether institutions owned by the Roman Catholic Church should be required to include birth control coverage in the health insurance they offer employees, the attempt in Virginia to require women seeking abortions to submit to medical rape, and the radical Right's reaction to the 9th Circuit appeals court ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional raises the question: why does it seem as if only bigoted Right-wing churches have "religious liberty" in this country? Why are America's officially tolerated spiritual belief systems seemingly limited to those of the Roman Catholics, Mormons and Southern Baptist Convention?

Prop 8 Struck Down by Federal Court (tags)

Yesterday (February 7, 2012) California proposition 8 voted on in the 2008 November 4th election stating that “Only marriage between a man and a woman will be recognized,” was overturned by the federal court. A victory for human rights, regardless if one is gay, straight, bisexual, anything in between or beyond. This battle between supporters and those opposed has been going on for over three years. Yet the fight for equality has been going on far longer than that.

Two Hard Cases, Two Bad Laws (tags)

The November 14 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the constitutionality of so-called "Obamacare" and the November 17 decision of the California Supreme Court that the proponents of Proposition 8 have legal standing to appeal it all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court are both disasters for the progressive community. But they also highlight the conflict between general principles of justice progressives should support and tactical positions in specific cases that may work to our short-term advantage but cause us problems later on.

`Ethical' strategy, failed on Keystone, say observers (tags)

The stunning Obama administration decision to put the brakes on a major pipeline expansion project linking Canadian oil to Texas refineries suggests the federal government needs to revisit its multimillion-dollar lobbying and marketing strategy...

Hope after Citizens United: Russ Feingold speaking in Eugene on Monday Nov 7 (tags)

Corporations, legal fictions, run your lives and your government thanks to the disastrous Citizens United Supreme Court decision. With Reagan, taxation shifted from corporate to individual. Russ Feingold will be speaking at EMU in Eugene at 4 PM on Nov7

Democrats Got Exactly What They Wanted With Unconstitutional "Individual Mandate" (tags)

Most Democrats never intended to pass a public option or "Medicare for all." Those that did were living in a mush-headed liberal Twilight Zone.

The Long and Winding Road of Marriage Equality Litigation (tags)

Seeking social change through litigation is not for the faint-hearted ? or the impatient. At the July 28 meeting of the predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club, attorney Jason Molnar of the Southern Poverty Law Center talked about the history of marriage equality litigation and brought two flow charts showing the twisted route it's already taken through the courts ? and it's likely to get even more twisted before the U.S. Supreme Court rules one way or the other.

Federal Court: Torture Suit Against Rumsfeld Should Go Forward (tags)

A federal court in Washington today released an opinion upholding the validity of a constitutional rights lawsuit against former Defense Sec't Donald Rumsfeld for his role in the torturing and illegal imprisonment of a U.S. citizen who was working as a translator in Iraq.

Statement On the Plight of Filipino Teachers of Maryland?s PGCPS (tags)

Lured by the American dream, non-immigrant workers here in the US have been subjected to different forms of exploitation, manipulation and abuse. The complexities of the recruitment process are being taken advantage of by placement agencies and sometimes with the collaboration of representatives of US employers. Oftentimes foreign workers leave their country deep in debt in raising money needed to cover for exorbitant placement and other fees.

Appeals Court Rejects More Media Consolidation (tags)

media

Explained: Why the Wal-Mart Decision Matters (tags)

A short explanation of why the Wal Mart decision matters, what a class action lawsuit is, and potentially new standards applied to decisions about discrimination.

BTL:Wal-Mart Wins, Workers Lose in U.S. Supreme Court Decision Rejecting Class Action Disc (tags)

Interview with Chris Owens, attorney and executive director of the National Employment Law Project, conducted by Scott Harris

Vuelve el Noticiero de Acapulco (tags)

Despues del acoso es editado a distancia

Supreme Court Lets Corporations (tags)

corporatism

Obama on Palestinian Rights: Nyet (tags)

resolution veto

More lies, misinformation, and propaganda from wealthy Camino Nuevo Executives (tags)

The pernicious Hoa Truong, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy's COO, made very misleading, and frankly, mendacious comments under an Echo Park Patch article. This piece addresses them.

Vedanta fights back over Indian hill tribe’s sacred mountain (tags)

FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe. The Orissa High Court will hear the case on Wednesday 2 February.


Vedanta fights back over Indian hill tribe’s sacred mountain (tags)

FTSE 100 mining giant Vedanta is challenging a ban on mining the sacred mountain of India’s Dongria Kondh tribe. The Orissa High Court will hear the case on Wednesday 2 February.


Chicago's Mayoral Election: Rahm Emanuel's Eligibility At Issue (tags)

city politics

Victory for Kalahari Bushmen as court grants right to water (tags)

In a momentous decision, Botswana’s Court of Appeal today quashed a ruling that denied the Kalahari Bushmen access to water on their ancestral lands.

AN EVIL PRESS (tags)

The Brazilian journalists are abusing the freedom of press.

On the Supreme Court decision on the Visconde Massacre Case (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines send its deepest sympathy and outrage to Mr. Lauro Vizconde and his relatives and friends for the grave injustice perpetrated by the highest court of the land- the Philippine Supreme Court on its decision overturning the Court of Appeals and the lower court on the Visconde Massacre case. As an analysts put it: “The Supreme Court have killed Mr. Lauro Visconde twice.” It reminded us when the United States Supreme Court in 2001 decided in favor of GOP George Bush against Al Gore in the election recount case in Florida that made the presidency of George W. Bush Jr. from 2001-2009.

Important Eric McDavid Update (tags)

Eric's petition for a rehearing en banc has been denied

PHILIPPINES: PAL labor row erupts anew as workers protest DOLE decision (tags)

The labor row at Philippine Airlines (PAL) flares up once more at the start of the airline peak season with its workers starting today a series of protest actions against the recent decision of Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz to allow the mass layoff of some 3,000 workers. At 10:00 a.m. today dozens of members of the Philippine Airlines Employees’ Association (PALEA), the ground crew union at PAL, held a symbolic protest at the main office of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in Intramuros, Manila.

Violations of Workers Rights in the Philippines in 2010 (tags)

Aside from the worst forms of labor repression such as the killings of union leaders and members that are well documented by human rights groups, workers in the Philippines suffer from a host of other violations of internationally recognized and constitutionally protected rights and freedoms.

BTL:Supreme Court Decision Opened Flood Gates for Unregulated Money in 2010 Election Campa (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

“Equality Nine” Marriage Rights Demonstrators to be Arraigned Sept. 30 (tags)

The “Equality Nine” — Michael Anderson, Brian Baumgardner, Sean Bohac, Felicity Bradley, Kelsey Hoffman, Mike Kennedy, Zakiya Khabir, Chuck Stemke, and Cecile Veillard — are activists with the San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality (SAME) who were arrested at a sit-in outside the San Diego County Clerk's office August 19. They're scheduled for arraignment at the San Diego County Courthouse, 220 West Broadway downtown, Thursday, September 30, and they want supporters to come to the plaza outside the courthouse at noon that day to show support.

THEIR COMING 2 TAKE AWAY YOUR ABORTION & SAME SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS little u.s. voters .... (tags)

BET YOUR SWEET BIPPY THAT MUCH OF THIS BUSH~ROVE $750 BILLION TARP WALL STREET~ BANKERS PONZI $$ ARE ALSO IN THIS KARL ROVE ELITE BILLIONAIRE'S ELECTION FUNDING...

Zenger’s Newsmagazine Editorial on Proposition 8 Decision (tags)

Written before the most recent development in the federal case challenging Proposition 8 — the good-news, bad-news decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to delay same-sex marriages in California until at least December, but also to consider the all-important issue of whether the supporters of Proposition 8 even have legal standing to appeal — this editorial from the summer 2010 print edition of Zenger's Newsmagazine shows what a roller-coaster this issue has been and how the Queer community needs to be militant and ready for a long-term battle for full equality before the law, including marriage rights.

Marriage Victory Celebration Draws 3,000 to Hillcrest Streets (tags)

Account of the marriage equality celebration that occurred on the streets of Hillcrest, the San Diego neighborhood famous for its large Queer population, on August 4, 2010 — the day Judge Vaughn R. Walker announced his decision in the federal lawsuit challenging Proposition 8. Though Queer activists and allies have since been frustrated by the court-ordered delays in enforcing Walker's decision, they can be proud that a judge ruled that there is absolutely no rational basis for a ban on marriage between two partners of the same gender.

MHC LAUDS JUDGE’S DECISION TO SUSPEND KEY PARTS OF ARIZONA’S STATE BILL 1070 (tags)

The Migrant Heritage Commission, a Washington, DC-based not-for-profit organization providing services to immigrants, yesterday lauded the decision of US District Judge Susan Bolton to temporarily suspend key parts of Arizona's State Bill 1070. MHC executive director and immigration lawyer Arnedo S. Valera said that Bolton's decision is a victory on the part of the community organizations and institutions who have lobbied against the bill saying that it is unconstitutional and the "wrong approach" to curb the burgeoning problem of illegal aliens in the US.

COMFORT WOMEN CHARGES PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT PLAGIARIZED DECiSION (tags)

The EPCC NEWS learned that the lawyers of Filipino women who claimed to have been made sex slaves by the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II have accused the Supreme Court of plagiarism in dismissing demands for compensation and apology from Japan. Harry Roque and Romel Bagares said the decision in Vinuya vs Executive Secretary lifted without attribution articles from the Yale Law Journal and the Western Reserve Journal of International Law and a portion of a book by the Cambridge University Press.

Philippine Airlines workers stage protests against Labor Department (tags)

PAL union rallies anew at DOLE, appeals “midnight decision”

High Court Injustice (tags)

Court destroying our rights and welfare

What's Next for Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3? (tags)

A federal appeals court just delivered a crushing blow to prisoners' rights. Yesterday, a ruling by a federal appeals court ensured that for the forseeable future, Albert Woodfox will remain right where he has been for the last three decades: in a 6 x 9 cell in the heart of America’s largest and most notorious prison.

Rights groups slams Agra’s decision as “a massacre of justice” (tags)

Rights groups slams Agra’s decision as “a massacre of justice”

GMA FULLY CONSOLIDATES HER POWER WITH THE RECENT SC DECISION by Alliance-Philippines (tags)

“ A high court for an oppressive neo-colonial and semi-feudal system, breeds oppressive laws" The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) shares the bitter disappointment of Filipinos and the Filipino-American community outside of the Philippines on the recent decision of the Philippine Supreme Court allowing President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to appoint the next Chief Justice. For the Alliance, the high court decision signaled that the US-Arroyo regime final consolidation of power is complete. GMA in her nine years at the helm has consolidated her hold on the AFP and the PNP with the ascension of the PMA Class 1978 in power; the Congress packed by her psychopaths, and now the judiciary filled with her appointees.

Israeli Settlement Expansions Continue (tags)

all Israeli settlements are illegal

RP COURT OF APPEALS PERPETUATES INJUSTICES AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES (tags)

The Philippine peasant Support Network (USA) vehemently condemns the latest decision of the Court of Appeals to deny the writ of habeas corpus to Morong 43 as “grave injustice perpetrated by the courts.” Pesante-USA pointed out that “ when the courts acts as conduit of the military to justify injustice by saying it’s the rule of rule, the court does not only fail the nation but betrays its people. The courts as US president Adams said “ is the guarantee of our independence”.

FREE MUMIA! (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) scores the US Supreme Court for its ruling, however, it was not a legal decision; it was a political decision reaffirming the commitment of every arm of the state to permanently silence a prominent Black leader who has dedicated his life to challenging racism and oppression. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Mumia’s conviction in 2008, but ruled that Mumia deserved a new sentencing hearing because the jury had been given flawed instructions. The Supreme Court’s Jan. 19 ruling reverses that decision, sending the case back to the Third Circuit. The lower court can either let the death sentence stand or order a new trial to hear other claims brought by Mumia.

Demo for Mumia Wed 01-20, 5 PM downtown LA fed bldg (tags)

The previously called demonstration to save Mumia's life and free him will take place Wed Jan 20 at 5 PM outside the downtown LA federal building on Los Angeles Street (corner Temple). Be there ane let people know. Other info below from Mumia's lawyer:

BTL:Obama's Double Standard Gives Some but Not All 9/11 Defendants Civilian Trials (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine

Chicago Civil Disobedience for Medicare For ALL (tags)

Clips from all over about this action. There's supposed to be one in LA on the 15th, but I haven't heard a peep about it. What's going on?

The UD Shuffle | Should I Even Dance with this Fool? (tags)

Unfortunately an eviction defense is not an impromptu dance. It is rigidly constructed and while many of the steps are optional, if you’re going to become the belle of the ball, that is win, you should learn to perform as many of the steps as possible.

KD70 Statement on the Partial Writ for Roxas (tags)

For the Kilusang Dekada 70( KD70), the association of Filipino-American activists who are now residing in the United States,we firmly believe that the CA partial writ for Melissa Roxas is just a carbon copy of the some of the ruling of the high courts and other courts that upheld the concept of justice but contradicts the inequities of the ruling system. The recent The Court of Appeals decision on the partial granting of the petition for writ of amparo and habeas data filed by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas only successfully highlights and exposes the contradictions in the bourgeois justice system in the Philippines.

CA GRANTS PARTIAL WRIT FOR MELISSA ROXAS (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA learned through news sources in the Philippines that the Court of Appeals has partially granted the petition for writ of amparo and habeas data filed by Filipino-American activist Melissa Roxas, and directed the military establishment to provide protection to her and her family while in the country against any form of harassment. In a 33-page decision penned by Associate Justice Noel Tijam, the CA’s Former Special 16th Division also enjoined the military from distributing to the public any documents or records pertaining to Roxas’s alleged ties with the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA).

PESANTE CONDEMNS MYMAR COURT DECISION ON AUNG SAN SUU KYI (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network (Pesante)-USA strongly condemns the ‘s Myanmar court decision to convict Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday ( Aug 12 in Asia) of violating her house arrest by allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home. The head of the military-ruled country ordered the democracy leader to serve an 18-month sentence under house arrest. Pesante-USA exclaimed that “ The decision puts into shame the Obama-Arroyo meeting in which Obama congratulated Philippine president Gloria M. Arroyo on the Philippine advocacy for Aung San and Burma’s human rights situation”. Pesante pointed out: “ The US adherance on human rights for Burma is just lip service as it ignores the tragic human rights situation and the abuses of the Philippine military and Arroyo’s “culture of impunity” against all human rights victims in the Philippines.

Veronza Bowers - A Victim of America's Criminal Justice System (tags)

for 35 years a political prisoner

Media Missing Supreme Court Bombshell (tags)

Order for Rehearing in September on Campaign Finance Case without Souter Gives Senate Republicans Great Reason to Delay Sotomayor Confirmation Until After Decision.

NO IMMUNITY FOR BAJA: A VICTORY GAINED FOR THE IMMIGRANT AND WORKERS COMMUNITY (tags)

“Half of the battle has been won!” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) acclaims the decision of Judge Victor Marrero of the New York Southern District Court that denied former Philippine ambassador Lauro Baja’s motion to dismiss the case on the basis of diplomatic immunity. The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) rejoices in the fact that charges against the former Ambassador, his wife Norma Baja, their daughter Elizabeth Facundo and the Baja-owned LaBaire Travel Agency will proceed without the barrier of diplomatic immunity that has protected Baja.

One and One-Half Class Citizen (tags)

The California Supreme Court decision on May 26 upholding the validity of Proposition 8, the ban on same-sex marriage voters approved in last November’s election, but also ruling that the estimated 18,000 same-sex marriages in California between June 15 and November 4, 2008 were still legal, left the same-sex couples who got married in time (including this author) in an anomalous position. We can’t really call ourselves second-class citizens because our marriages are still in force, but we can’t call ourselves first-class citizens either because other couples with love and mutual commitment equal to our own can no longer follow suit. In a sense, the voters and the courts have granted us “special rights” we neither wanted nor expected.

Judge removes FACLA officials, orders new election May 31 (tags)

Complaint alleged defendants conducted a fraudulent and improper election on Nov.16, 2008.

ALL OUT TO THE STREETS TO PROTEST BIGOTRY AND HATE! (tags)

Acting in unison people in more than 100 cities all over the United States went out to the streets to protest the conservative California Supreme Court decision that upheld the bigoted Prop. 8 in an overwhelming vote of 6-1 last May 26. In Los Angeles, the epicenter of the right to marriage movement in the nation, more than 10,000 people marched from Westwood to Hollywood/Highland intersection and held a peaceful but boisterous rally there until 11:00 in the evening.

Los Angeles Propostion 8 Court Decisions Evening Protests Photo Essay (tags)

A Photo Essay of The Proposition 8 Court Decision Protests that occurred in West Los Angeles and Hollywood on May 22, 2009

East Los Angeles Prop 8 Court Decision Protests (tags)

A photo Essay of the press conference,rally and sit-in at the Los Angeles County Marriage License Office

The High Court Uphold Prop 8: ALL OUT TO THE STREETS! (tags)

t’s an outrage! Today, as expected the conservative California Supreme Court upheld the bigoted Prop. 8 in an overwhelming vote of 6-1. It dealt the LGBT community a judicial defeat but with a compromise that wishes to placate the community. It maintained that the 18,000 marriages remained untouched.

The romance of rape (tags)

It is tempting to describe the decision of the Court of Appeals acquitting Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith of the crime of rape, promulgated by the all-female 11th special division, as the revenge of the “manangs”. The decision certainly seems to have been written by a conspiracy of spinsters, in vigorous denial of reality, and sustained by fantasies of chivalry (in favor of the American serviceman) and chastity (against the woman we all call “Nicole”). “This court finds [as] deceptively posturing Nicole’s portrayal of herself as a demure provinciana lass,” the CA ruled, contrary to the unflattering characterization, sometimes using colors supplied by the victim herself, that the trial painted of flirty, hard-drinking Nicole. “On hindsight, we see this protestation of decency as a protective shield against her own indecorous behavior.”

RP Government Impotent (tags)

( The AJLPP Secretariat reprinted the editorial of the Inquirer, the prime newspaper in the Philippines in its reaction in the CA decision on the Smith rape case) MANILA---Close this When the Court of Appeals handed down its decision acquitting Daniel Smith, no one was surprised. The departure of “Nicole,” his accuser, from our shores had already conditioned the country into believing an “arrangement” was in the works. In that sense, whatever the actual merits of the court’s decision, the case may be relegated as yet another one decided on clout rather than in fulfilment of justice. The United States can claim it fulfilled the letter—though not the spirit—of the Visiting Forces Agreement by keeping Smith in Manila throughout the judicial process, but not a second longer. Smith is now out of sight and, probably, out of mind—seemingly the objective of both the Philippine and American governments. Smith’s co-defendants went on to dishonorable or less-than-honorable discharge from the military. And no one expects Smith to be glorified or rewarded by his military or country. But that is a pretty small consolation for the manner in which Smith’s case proved that the VFA is a lopsided agreement; and worse, that the instinct of our own officials is not to assert Philippine rights and processes but to kowtow and grant every possible consideration to American wishes. Public opinion forced the prosecution of Smith and company. Public opinion kept the justice system creaking along; and while the beginning of the case found American authorities complying with their obligations under the VFA, Philippine authorities began finding ways to subvert the spirit of the agreement. Most dramatic of all was the handing over of Smith to American custody in the dead of night in December 2006. All throughout the judicial process itself, it was hard to tell whether the Department of Justice, for one, was lawyering for the government, the alleged rape victim, or the American soldiers.

Recognize the Armenian Genocide. April 24, 2009 Genocide March in Hollywood, CA (tags)

Armenian Genocide Commemoration Unified Young Armenians hold their annual Armenian Genocide commamoration event in "Little Armenia" in Hollywood, CA. These images capture this special, tragic day for all Armenians around the world.

LA COURT SETS NEW FACLA ELECTIONS MAY 31 (tags)

The Superior Court Department 85 for the County of Los Angeles under Judge James Chalfant ordered a new elections for the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles on May 31, 2009. This was the decision of the superior court on the Cynthia Gatus, Et Al, plaintiff vs Jose Baldonado, Et Al ,defendant on Case No. 400 293 last April 9, 2009. It was embodied in a 15 page transcript of proceedings issued by Jennie Campbell, court’s official reporter. Appearing for the defendants was Atty. Lorenzo Miranda Jr., official FACLA lawyer and for the plaintiff Atty. Martin Rodoy.

LA COURT SETS NEW FACLA ELECTIONS MAY 31 (tags)

The Superior Court Department 85 for the County of Los Angeles under Judge James Chalfant ordered a new elections for the Filipino American Community of Los Angeles on May 31, 2009. This was the decision of the superior court on the Cynthia Gatus, Et Al, plaintiff vs Jose Baldonado, Et Al ,defendant on Case No. 400 293 last April 9, 2009. It was embodied in a 15 page transcript of proceedings issued by Jennie Campbell, court’s official reporter. Appearing for the defendants was Atty. Lorenzo Miranda Jr., official FACLA lawyer and for the plaintiff Atty. Martin Rodoy.

Controversial Senate elections planned in Haiti (tags)

The apparent decision to green light the contentious ballot by Obama comes on the heels of a ruling by Haiti's Provisional Election Council or CEP to exclude the Fanmi Lavalas party of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide on procedural grounds.

Rave or Riot, Are you ready for Prop 8 D-Day? (tags)

The court decision on Prop 8 is expected sometime before the end of this month. Whatever the decision we will be in the streets.

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.

The First Phase Needed in Passing the Employee Free Choice Act is to Overturn the NLRB (tags)

Card Check Ruling on Dana-Metaldyne.

AJLPP: SUPREME COURT DECISION ON SMITH RAPE CASE CONTRADICTS ITSELF (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) scored the ambivalent and double standard Philippine Supreme Court’s decision that said that US Marine Daniel Smith could be continuously detained in the US Embassy while he appeals his case in court. AJLPP condemns the self- contradictory rule that has been the hallmark of the Supreme Court ever since time immemorial. The ruling that the convicted marine must be jailed in a Philippine facility that cannot be implemented just perpetrates the colonial status of the Philippines under the rule of the United States.

Racism and Intimidation in Carpinteria (tags)

CARPINTERIA, California - The small town of Carpinteria, California is the latest battleground in Native Americans’ fight against racism. The controversy over a supposedly “harmless” high school sports mascot has alienated the Native American population of Carpinteria, who have come to fear violent reprisals from the non-Native community.

More ethnic cleansing (tags)

in Palestine

Tents-in-Parks Ruling was Necessary (tags)

Maybe justice can trickle down from Victoria and we can reset economic life to benefit people and not speculators and financiers!

YOUTH PROTESTS IMELDA MARCOS (tags)

The choice of former first lady Imelda Marcos as "guest of honor" at a youth leadership conference opening in Baguio City on Sunday has raised a furor among education officials, as well as various teacher and student groups. The controversial wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos will be honored for her “contribution to Philippine culture and arts” at the DepEd’s annual National Leadership Training for Student Government Officers at the Teachers Camp. The four-day conference is a project of the DepEd's Center for Students and Co-Curricular Affairs, or CSCA.

McCain asked to apologize (tags)

For bombing the kids in vietnam with agent orange

On the Court of Appeals Dismissal of Habeas Corpus Case of Jonas Burgo (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) its condemns in the strongest terms possible the recent Court of Appeals(CA) decision, dismissing the petitions for the writ of habeas corpus and for writ of Amparo of Mrs. Edith Burgos, mother of missing activist Jonas Burgos, who was believed to have been abducted by unidentified military men in broad daylight at 12 noon at the crowded Ever Gotesco Mall along Commonwealth Avenue on April 28, 2007. The AJLPP National Coordinator Mario Santos calls the decision anti-people and a big blow to the victims of human rights violations in the Philippines. It only exposes the Court of Appeals like the Supreme as a tool of the reactionary system to keep the people on the bourgeois justice system.

Journalists cry foul over Makati RTC dismissal of media class suit (tags)

The National Union of Journalists of the Philippines (NUJP) on Saturday said it is ready to contest the decision of the Makati Regional Trial Court dismissing the class suit filed by several media organizations and practitioners in connection with the arrest of journalists in the failed November 29 rebellion in Makati. "We do not agree with the decision and will contest it all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary. We view the court's decision as a minor setback that will not discourage us from seeking justice and ensuring that no such injustice shall ever again be committed by the police and other security personnel," the NUJP said in a statement.

Latin America rejects new EU law on illegal immigrants (tags)

Under the new law, all illegal immigrants living in the EU member states will have to leave the bloc within a period of seven to 30 days.

Corte Suprema Decide que los Derechos (tags)

La Desición Inadvertidamente Extiende Derechos Constitucionales a Extranjeros Ilegales

AJLPP APPLAUDS SAME SEX MARRIAGE RIGHTS VICTORY IN CALIFORNIA (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) joyously joins the LGBT community in celebrating the California Supreme Court decision that overturned the same-sex marriage ban. According to the news sources, the California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage Thursday in a broadly worded decision that would invalidate virtually any law that discriminates on the basis of sexual orientation.

Gay Marriage Legalized in Cal; A Bright Light in Fascist Times (tags)

The California Supreme Court's affirmation of the right to same sex marriage on May 15, 2008 is a bright light in these very dark, fascist times and is a milestone event.

Gov’t faces blank wall on KL role in peace talks (tags)

The Government of the Philippines based in Manila has failed to get an assurance from Malaysia that it will continue to broker the peace process between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF). Malaysia’s role in the peace talks became uncertain as its Foreign Minister Rais Yatim, who met with Philippine officials led by President Arroyo, yesterday in Manila, was non-committal on the request of the Philippine government to continue facilitating the peace negotiations.

San Diego Tips Decision Sparks Suit in NYC (tags)

The Starbucks decision in San Diego has spurred a lawsuit for baristas in New York.

Emergency Protest Gathers for Mumia Abu-Jamal (tags)

Aztec dancers offered a purification ritual out front of the Federal Courthouse in Los Angeles on Friday as part of an emergency protest for Pennsylvania death row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal organized by the Partisan Defense Committee. The protest was one of at least a dozen gatherings held across the country and internationally in response to the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold Mumia's guilty verdict. The verdict, issued Thursday, calls for a re-sentencing hearing.

FREE MUMIA NOW! (tags)

Third Circuit Court Upholds Frame-Up Conviction of Mumia Abu-Jamal, Orders Hearing to Reinstate Death Penalty or Entomb Him for Life ! Free Mumia Now!

Abu-Jamal: 3rd US Circuit's Decision & Ambro's Dissent (tags)

The full text of the Third US Circuit Court of Appeals' decision is online at the court's website on the home page and is Abu-Jamal v. Horn, Nos. 01-9014 & 02-9001. Ambro's dissent begins at page 77 of the 118 page opinion.

Big business hits Philippine SC ruling (tags)

The influential Makati Business Club (MBC) on Thursday said the Supreme Court decision on executive privilege did not conform to the “progressive standards of transparency” and restricted the ability of the legislature to check presidential abuse. In a statement, the MBC said it was “very concerned” about the tribunal’s ruling on the petition of then Director General Romulo Neri of the National Economic and Development Authority to stop the Senate from questioning him further on the $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) deal with China’s ZTE Corp. “Their decision gives greater value to executive privilege than to the public’s right to know, which is not in keeping with progressive standards of transparency. It also has the effect of restricting the ability of the legislature to act as a countervailing force against executive abuse,” the MBC said.

DOLE vende la piel antes de matar el oso (tags)

En noviembre de 2007 un jurado de la Corte Superior de Los Angeles, California, declaró culpables a las empresas Dow Chemical Company y Dole Fruit Company Inc. por haber producido y aplicado el mortal agrotóxico Nemagón. Ahora, una jueza anuló parcialmente ese fallo. Mientras la Dole hace caudal de este fallo, los abogados de los demandantes recuerdan que aún quedan varias instancias judiciales por cumplirse.

A Real Threat to California Home-Schoolers (tags)

I’m not sure how the Free State Project is going in New Hampshire, but the Police State Project appears to be advancing rapidly here in California.

Caltrans says NO to hate (tags)

If anyone wants confirmative email headers on the email that I received and posted below, send me a request using a REAL email address and I'll forward a copy.

Magistrate connected to bingo bringeths censorship to get revenge against Paraná State´s (tags)

The maneuver worked: "Exactly on June the18th, 2001, the case was removed from the list of trials. On July 2, due to the internal changes in court, the case was redistributed, "falling in the hands of another judge.

Brazil: prior censorship against Paraná State's governor is absolutely reprehensible. (tags)

The president of the National Federation of Journalists (Fenaj), Sergio Murillo de Andrade, ranked as "absolutely reprehensible" the court decision that establishes prior censorship in Radio and Television Paraná Educativa.

Egoism versus Pluralism: The Crucifix Decision (tags)

The truth of faith can only prevail without worldly authority through the word of proclamation. The Christian chruch must affirm pluralism relativizing its own existence. The state has the task of limiting egoism.

Message from Ramón Labañino, Cuban Five (tags)

Ramón is in lockdown since December 11 and for that reason he has not been able to send all the letters and salutations for the new year to his friends around the world...

U.S. isolated on the Human Rights Issue in CUBA (tags)

The recent Cuban decision to sign the International Pact on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Civil and Political Rights is a clear example of the island's conduct when it is not subjected to external pressures...

Court Decision Looms--Mobilize to Free Mumia! (tags)

Partisan Defense Committee P.O. Box 99, Canal Street Station, New York, NY 10013 email: partisandefense@earthlink.net http://www.partisandefense.org PRESS RELEASE – 4 December 2007 PDC contact: Kevin Gilroy (212) 406-4252 Court Decision Looms—Mobilize to Free Mumia! Media Blitz Targets Mumia Abu-Jamal

Feinstein & 8 Other Democrats Join Repubs to Approve Anti-Labor, Racist, Anti-Gay Judge (tags)

Senator Dianne Feinstein has sunk to a new low in joining with Ben Nelson of Nebraska; Daniel Akaka of Hawaii; Robert Byrd of West Virginia; Tim Johnson of South Dakota; both Arkansas Senators, Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor; and both North Dakota Senators, Kent Conrad and Byron Dorgan and 49 Republicans in approving racist, anti-labor, anti-gay Leslie Southwick as Justice in the US 5th Court of Appeals, which includes Texas, Louisiana and Missississippi.

Judge drops charges against SoCal immigration rights (tags)

The city's charges against an immigration rights activist alleging he disrupted a city council meeting were dismissed Monday after a judge found that an attorney representing Costa Mesa was not a public prosecutor.

Daily Kos: CIA Engineered Controlled Opposition? (tags)

Ever wonder why you lost your posting privileges at Daily Kos after writing about the Israeli terror regime or how 9-11 was in part an inside job? This article will explain why.

The Recent Philippine Supreme Court Split Decision, Splits the Public (tags)

The recent Supreme Court split decision on the TRO filed by GO Candidate Koko Pimentel clearly shows how polarize is the Philippine society. The decision again highlights that justice is partial and serves the status quo. The decision, religiously followed by the Filipino American community in the United States, clearly shows how divided the Filipino society is and it is reflected among the 14 justices of the Supreme Court. In its recent decisions especially in the 2007 national elections. It just repeated the injustice perpetrated against presidential candidate Fernando Poe Jr in 2004 only now, it is against Koko Pimentel. Basically it refused to decide on the conduct of elections and refers the cases to the Presidential, the

EUROPEAN COURT ANNUL TERRORIST LISTING OF PROF. JOSE MA. SISON (tags)

In its judgment issued in Luxembourg yesterday, in Case T-47/03 of Jose Maria Sison versus Council of the European Union, the European Court of First Instance (ECFI) in Luxembourg annulled the Council of the European Union (EU) decision blacklisting Prof. Sison as a “terrorist”. The ECFI ruled that the Council of the EU violated the rights of Prof. Sison to defense, the obligation to state reasons and the right to effective judicial protection. There had never been any competent judicial authority calling him to a criminal investigation or any court hearing regarding any terrorist act. The ECFI also ordered the Council of the EU to bear the costs of the litigation incurred by Prof. Sison and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) which acted as an intervener in his favor.

Blair to send sons to Iraq (tags)

He believes so much in what he did.

Hanging from the brush... (tags)

"They are hanging from the brush and we took the stepladder"...

Man cleared over Aborigine death (tags)

Cameron Doomadgee's death sparked angry protests A court in Australia has found a police officer not guilty of the manslaughter and assault of an Aboriginal man who died in police custody.

Open Letter to President of Depaul University (tags)

On the merit of Dershowitz vs. Finkelstein http://humanbeingsfirst.blogspot.com/2007/04/open-letter-to-president-of-depaul.html

AJLPP HAILS PHILIPPINE SUPREME COURT DECISION FOR THE PROVISIONAL RELEASE OF SATUR OCAMPO (tags)

The Alliance for A Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) shared the progressive Filipino democratic movement joy and relief over the Supreme Court decision for the detained BAYAN MUNA Congress person Satur Ocampo. It proved US President and jurist John Quincy Adams statement; “ The independence of the court safeguards the independence of the nation.” While we savor the tactical victory we are not completely happy. Congressperson Ka Bel ( Crispin Beltran) is still languishing in jail together with more than 200 other political prisoners like the Mamburao 6 and the Tagaytay 5 all of whom are peasants. We should exert all efforts to free all political prisoners and stop the political persecution under the US- Arroyo regime.

Hicks Update: Determined to Fight (tags)

An Australian son abandoned by the nation and his government has decided to fight the fabricated charges brought against him by the criminal Bush regime. You bloody little bewdy! Against all odds and after years of psychological and physical torture Hicks proves his mettle. The murdering yanks and the slimy Howard government COULDN’T BREAK OUR LITTLE AUSSIE FIGHTER! One can only imagine the forlorn faces of the Howard servile government who no doubt desperately hoped that Hicks would break and accept a plea bargain in time for the elections. The Hicks case as previously stated has all the ingredients to bring down the servile government of John ‘deputy-sheriff’ Howard.

Victory for the L.A. 8: Judge Throws Out Charges in 20 Year Old Palestinian Deportation Ca (tags)

LOS ANGELES - In a decision received today, Los Angeles Immigration Judge Bruce J. Einhorn ordered an end to deportation proceedings against Khader Hamide and Michel Shehadeh, members of the "Los Angeles Eight" (LA8). The two have faced deportation for their alleged political associations with a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization for more than twenty years.

NO U.S.A.! APPEAL FOR A NATIONAL MANIFESTATION IN VICENZA [ITALY] (tags)

APPEAL FOR A NATIONAL MANIFESTATION IN VICENZA The 17th of FEBRUARY 2007 THE FUTURE IS IN OUR HANDS: LETS DEFEND OUR LAND FOR A FUTURE WITHOUT MILITARY BASES AND WAR

Toys (fo)R uS (tags)

Retailer steps into messy immigration issue with first baby contest

Philippines: shameless act of collaboration of the Arroyo regime and the U.S. government (tags)

"It's an utterly shameless act of collaboration of the Arroyo regime and the U.S. government." This was the statement of Myrla Baldonado, spokesperson of Task Force Subic Rape (TFSR) on the stealthy transfer of custody of Daniel Smith from the Makati City Jail to the U.S. Embassy.

Drug warriors flush 1st down the toilet (tags)

Screw freedom of religion - You didn't think the 1st Amendment would prevent the drug warriors from jailing people for smoking pot!

US cancels Balikatan War Exercise in the Philippines, So What? (tags)

The United States has canceled the joint Balikatan war games in the Philippines. US officials said the decision was reached because courts here refused to give in to its demand for the immediate transfer of rape convict Lance Corporal Daniel Smith to American custody. The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA is not surprised with the U.S Forces Pacific Commander's decision that also stopped "all humanitarian missions and aid" to the Philippines. This form of imperial arrogance is a common reaction of a modern imperialist empire whose was not able get its demand from a lackey client nation. Only the brazen puppets will cower under this form of brinkmanship. But for the Filipino people, they will just shrug it off and say; So what?" AJLPP exclaimed.

AJLPP-USA Hails Philippine CA Decision To Junk Smith plea for TRO (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP)-USA , today hail the decision of Philippine's Court of Appeals on Tuesday that junked rape convict Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith’s plea to be returned to United States custody. The court’s Special 16th Division denied Smith’s prayer for a temporary restraining order on Makati Regional Trial Court Judge Benjamin Pozon’s decision to keep him at the Makati City Jail, noting that his petition “precisely involves a determination of the regularity of the act of respondent judge… “We do not share with petitioner’s view and that a grave and irreparable injury would befall him pending determination of this petition,” the court ruled. “The long and short of it is that a full-blown trial has been held with all the rights of the accused accorded to hi

Reparations Movement Wins Historic Victory in Legal Arena (tags)

On December 13th, the US Court of Appeals in Chicago upheld fraud claims brought by African Americans against 15 major US banks, insurers, and transportation companies that concealed their slave trading histories from consumers. Judge Richard Posner said that a seller of goods who hides his company's slave trading history because he's afraid of losing customers is "guilty of fraud."

On the Philippine Judge’s Decision to Deny Custody of a Convicted US Marine to the US Emba (tags)

The Alliance for Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) USA highly commends Judge Benjamin Pozon of Makati City, Philippines for standing firm on his decision not to give the U.S Embassy custody of convicted rapist Cpl. Daniel Smith of the U.S. Marines despite the lap-dog subservience of the US-Arroyo government and its Department of Justice. What remains now is to ask all patriotic Filipinos to unite and act to scrap the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that is the source of all the indignities and violations of our national territory and honor as a people. The United States will always use the onerous and lop-sided VFA to advance their interest against our people and nation. Truly, it took the courage of a Filipino woman, “Nicole”, who stood up for her dignity as a person to emphasize the unequal relationship between the US and the Philippines. It took another brave Filipino man, a judge, to uphold our sovereignty and the majesty of Philippine laws to make us proud to be on a moral high ground and to stand firm as Filipinos. It will take the people of the nation to unite the country to continue to stand and fight for its sovereign rights.

Deportation no longer a given with drug crimes (tags)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the White House's aggressive use of immigration laws to expel legal immigrants for minor drug crimes

ON CARD AND CONGRESSIONAL ACTIONS (tags)

RANDOM THOUGHTS ON THE CURRENT POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Take action: EPA gives preliminary approval for dangerous pesticides (tags)

Take action: EPA gives preliminary approval for dangerous pesticides. There is still time to stop this travesty. The EPA’s public comment period on this decision ends Oct. 2. Please e-mail the EPA TODAY before this unjust decision is made permanent.

South Central Farmers v. Horowitz, et al Court Decision (tags)

Please read the decision for yourself. Horowitz gets slapped.

Artem Soloviev and Dennis Kaptilniy Set Free (tags)

Artem SOloviev and Dennis Kaptilliniy were arrested on September 17th on suspicion of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and a hate crime. But the OC did not press charges and both were release from jail.

BTL:Bush Warrantless Domestic Spying Program Ruled Unconstitutional (tags)

Interview with Michael Avery, president of the National Lawyers Guild, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Soldier at Camp Casey turns self in at Ft Hood (tags)

http://www.ivaw.net http://www.gsfp.org http://www.codepinkalert.org http://www.couragetoresist.org

BTL:FDA Approves OTC Sale of Morning-After Pill Decision excludes women under18 (tags)

Interview with Ted Miller, communications director for NARAL ProChoice America, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Bush seeks to extend Guantánamo procedures to American citizens (tags)

In draft legislation prepared in response to last month’s Supreme Court decision against the use of military tribunals for US prisoners at Guantánamo Bay, the Bush administration proposes to extend the practice of indefinite detention and summary trial by military commissions to include American citizens.

Justice Delayed is White House Murder, and a War Crime (tags)

The Supreme Court decision tossing out Bush's denial of Geneva Convention protections to captives at Guantanamo came too late for one of my clients.

American rushing bombs to Israel to help murder people in Lebanon (tags)

Makes you proud to be an Amerikan! Amerika the worlds number 1 terrorist!!!!! We're #1!! Heil Bush!!

Happy Impeachment Day! (tags)

This is no time for political strategizing. Every member of Congress is sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution, and it is being gravely threatened by this president.

No charges for London pigs who murdered Jean Charles de Menezes (tags)

No police officers are to be prosecuted over the fatal shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at a Tube station last July.

Bush to pretend to obey Supreme Court decision and treat POWs fairly (tags)

U.S. will give detainees Geneva rights [well Bush will pretend to give them Geneva rights]

BTL:Supreme Court Decision in Guantanamo Detainee Case Could Rein in... (tags)

...Unilateral Presidential Power ~ Interview with Bruce Ackerman, constitutional law professor at Yale University, conducted by Between the Lines' Melinda Tuhus

Congress searching for a double standard for US vs THEM (tags)

Congress wants one way for American POWs to be treated by and a 2nd way for the American Empire to treat Iraqi, Afgan and other Muslim POWs (wink torture!, torture!, torture).

SPFPA WINS PRECEDENT SETTING DECISION. SCREENERS WIN THE RIGHT TO UNIONIZE WITH SPFPA! (tags)

“We believed we were right all along. A different outcome would have had an effect on all security professionals throughout the country. We stood our ground and we won!" Steve Maritas, Director of organizing for the country’s biggest union of security police professionals union.

Lecturers back boycott of Israeli academics (tags)

Critics of state policies exempt from sanction · Narrow vote welcomed by Palestinian groups

Costa Mesa Police Cheif quits amidst illegal immigration controversy ! (tags)

PD chief denying heat over ordinance was the reason even though timing and previous statements would seem to indicate otherwise.

Governor Losing Conservative Appeal (tags)

Recent poll ratings are improving for Governor Schwarzenegger but conservatives don't appear to be sold on the governor to lead California for another four years.

Capital Punishment - Big Decision for Governor (tags)

Schwarzenegger has time to save the life of Michael Morales before his execution date which is scheduled for February 17, 2006.

THIRD PARTY BACK ON BALLOT (tags)

The California Secretary of State reversed his decision on Friday to remove the Peace and Freedom Party from the June Primary ballot.

URGENT ACTION (tags)

Call to phone CSPAN and demand that they reverse last-minute decision to not broadcast Feb 4 protests.

Speak Out at Cypress City Council Meeting-TONIGHT (tags)

see below

Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize (tags)

Protest against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers

Speak Out Against Costa Mesa City Council (tags)

see below

Protest Merger of Costa Mesa PD and DHS TODAY (tags)

please see below

March/Protest Against Costa Mesa's Decision to Deputize Police Officers (tags)

See below

Sorry kid. (tags)

The intelligence was fake not wrong.

TODAY & SUN.: Emergency Protest for Stan Tookie Williams (tags)

Governor Schwarzenegger has not announced his decision about whether or not he will grant clemency, and so the Save Tookie Committee-LA wants to send him a clear message that the people of Los Angeles support clemency for Stan Tookie Williams. We would like him to grant clemency immediately, rather than prolonging the decision. We believe he has all the necessary information and evidence to make a decision in favor of clemency.

The Web: Supreme Court tackles 'trolls' (tags)

Capitalists turn on themselves trying to destroy patent rights.

'LA Times' Readers Protest Scheer Ouster (tags)

Between 200 and 300 people picketed outside the Los Angeles Times Tuesday afternoon to protest the paper's decision to drop liberal columnist Robert Scheer, according to a crowd estimate provided by one of the rally's organizers. The newspaper, however, said there were only about 55 people there.

Fetishizing Process (tags)

...if anything is essential to anarchism, it is the idea that social decisions are to be taken by everyone affected, and that this inclusion must involve substantive participation of each in deliberation and decsion-making. Thus a dispute on the nature of such participation is a dispute about the very essence of anarchism.

Sheets Shoot Shots at Schnoops (tags)

Why is Minuteman Jim Chase always around when shots are fired at the border?

ATTENTION VIDEOGRAPHERS: LA Superior Court NEEDS Your ATTENTION (tags)

We need videographers to test and analyze in the LAX Airport Court and any other place with key decision makers with a metal roof over their heads. Beware of technological apparatus. Bring Your Home-Made "Indymedia Reporter" badge.

Pastors for Peace Members Threatened with Heavy Fines (tags)

Local activists receive letters from OFAC for taking crutches and walkers to Cuba! Computers for school children remain "arrested" by Commerce Dept and homelandia InSecurity!

SOSMM? Racist In Arizona Exposed! (tags)

One of these SOSMM hate mongers who was caught brandishing a weapon at Mexicans has been exposed to be an unmitigated liar. What a surprise!

Summary Meeting on BP June 25th (tags)

Summary of a meeting held this past week with organizations that participated in the organizing of the Baldwin Park 2 event.

PHOTOS: At Philly City Hall for Mumia (tags)

On Thursday, June 16, supporters of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal gathered outside Philadelphia City Hall in response to a recent decision by Judge Pamela Dembe which prohibits him from entering in 2 new pieces of evidence. That day, members of the Ossining, NY chapter of the NAACP and others visited both Mayor Street’s and Pamela Dembe’s office in downtown Philadelphia. Others conducted a “Honk for Mumia” outside of City Hall as the day’s traffic passed.

ISRAEL SUPREME COURT RULES WEST BANK AND GAZA ARE NOT PART OF ISRAEL (tags)

The 11-judge panel, headed by Chief Justice Aharon Barak, also determined that "Judea and Samaria [West Bank] and the Gaza area are lands seized during warfare, and are not part of Israel."

Memorial Day Week: One to Remember (tags)

We know we live in bizarre times, but this past week we’ve learned the Army is replacing Humvees with minivans, that Guantanamo prisoners were bought, not captured, and with all this, Bush wants us to “stay the course,” whatever that is. -------------------

Paul Wolfowitz as Head of the World Bank (tags)

In an Internet poll, Wolfowitz is regarded as a global disaster by over 80% of respondents while less than 10% see Bush's decision as a master stroke..The political scientist Bernd Kubbig points to Wolfowitz' contradictory and sinister role in the iraq conflict.

US Refugees: Persecuted at Home, Discriminated Against Abroad? (tags)

As part of what some see as the 'War Against Dissent', a decision by Canadian immigration officials on the political asylum application of US soldier and war-resister Jeremy Hinzman was made March 25th, his application denied. But beyond war issues, sometimes extraordinary events can occur within the US, life threatening events. Has so-called 'realpolitik' now effectively denied Americans the right to asylum, regardless of their claim's legitimacy. And there have been legitimate cases, including one based upon torture and attempted murder, not war.

N.Y. Judge Orders Gay Marriage (tags)

"It is clear that moral disapproval of same-sex couples or of individual homosexuals is not a legitimate state purpose or a rational reason for depriving plaintiffs of their right to choose their spouse."

City Departments Plotted to Paralyze the Venice Neighborhood Council (tags)

Leaders of the Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council (GRVNC) have learned, through the release of public records, that several Los Angeles city departments were secretly monitoring their activities. Ultimately, members of a working group within the city government succeeded in overturning the neighborhood council’s election and rendering the GRVNC unable to function.

High-Tech Rumsfeld under Fire (tags)

Criticismis spreading in the US media and from two of the most respected republican senators.. Rumsfeld wanted to give the world a lesson in military high-tech: that the US could quickly conquer and rule any country with a few ground troops.. He failed in Iraq.

A "Few Bad Apples" or "The Bad Seed" of Circumstance? (tags)

Countless studies have shown that external factors are highly predictive of so-called "moral" behavior -- people are generally conformists, blind followers of authority and highly influenced by circumstance rather than character and values.

Victoria Indymedia Facing Shutdown in Hostile takeover (tags)

Vic-IMC's server is being shut down by its host in Vancouver. The collective is unsure why this decision was made, and how it will be implemented. It appears to be the decision of a former member of Vancouver-IMC.

Governor Foe to Patient Safety (tags)

Governor Schwartzenegger has rolled back patient safety protections, favoring corporate healthcare over safe patient care.

Religion Over Science? (tags)

Bush regime on warpath again

IT'S ALWAYS PALESTINIAN PROPERTY THAT IS SEIZED FOR THE APARTHEID WALL. (tags)

No Justice. No Peace. http://www.btselem.org/English/Separation_Barrier/Index.asp. A Blessing on the Olive Trees! and the people of Palestine!

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE FATHER OF A THOUSAND DEAD? (tags)

HOW DOES IT FEEL TO BE THE FATHER OF A THOUSAND DEAD?

“The wall is totally blocking the creation of a Palestinian state” (tags)

Last July 9th the Hague-based International Court of Justice ruled that Israel's separation barrier is illegal by standards of international law, and recommended its demolition. Israeli government answered through its Justice Minister, Yosef Lapid, who declared that The Hague court is integrated by European judges that don’t like his country and that they will only obey the decision of the Israeli Supreme Court, that recently order a change on the path of the “security fence” as a humanitarian measure.

The Hague: Israel Wall Violates International Law, Must Be Dismantled (tags)

13 out of 14 of the justices believed that in building the fence, Israel violated international humanitarian law, by infringing on Palestinians' freedom of movement, freedom to seek employment, education and health. Israel violated international treaties it had signed which deal with these topics, the ruling states.

Same-sex marriage: Its time has come (tags)

The struggle for marriage equality saw its first major victory last month as Massachusetts began issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

To spoil or not to spoil in '04? (tags)

"It's decision time for those of us inhabiting that lonely corner of the Nolan Chart where dope and porn elicit almost as much enthusiasm as capital gains tax cuts."

Diebold's deceit unanimously rejected (tags)

California's secretary of state, Kevin Shelley, recommended prosecution, "We will not tolerate the deceitful conduct of Diebold, and we must send a clear message to the rest of the industry"

Germany backs Spain 'not caving in' to Bush or Terrorism (tags)

European Union Commission President Romano Prodi also backed Spain's plans to pull its troops out of Iraq.

"TAX us? Then MARRY us!" 33 Cities Join Tax Day Protests for Equal Marriage Righ (tags)

33 cities will be demonstrating for equal marriage rights at post offices around the country on Tax Day, Thursday, April 15th. The protests will highlight the fact that marriage is a civil contract issued by the government which should be available to all consenting adults.

FOX ORDERS 4 DEAD (tags)

That is four more dead troops in the bank for Persia. FOX NEWS CHANNEL lied as they paraphrased BIGADIER GENERAL MARK KIMETTE who will be dishonorably discharged from the military or I will deliver him personaly to the world court along with HENRY KISSINGER.

U.S. Intelligence: Premature Extrapolation (tags)

Several of PNAC's most powerful advocates are now senior members of the Bush administration, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libbey, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, and Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.

The Regimes "tactical perception-management campaigns" (tags)

JERUSALEM, Dec. 4 -- Israel was a "full partner" in U.S. and British intelligence failures that exaggerated former president Saddam Hussein's nuclear, chemical and biological weapons programs before the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a report by an Israeli military research center has charged.

People of Europe! Won’t you discuss “What kind of democracy you have?” (tags)

Date: 30 November 2003 Statement: 319 After the four bomb attacks, which came up in Istanbul on November 15th and 20th, some countries of Europe and organs of the European Union took decisions towards Turkey.

GP Candidate Comes to LA (tags)

Green Party Candidate for President David Cobb comes to Los Angeles.

California Attorney General rips EPA on Clean Air Act (tags)

Lockyer called the EPA's logic absurd and said its decision will contribute to "additional pollution of the planet, pollution of California and harmful health effects to people and the other species with which we cohabitate."

Padded Bloc FAQ for Miami (tags)

Basic information on the planned Padded Bloc in Miami, including frequently asked questions.

TURKISH CABINET DECISION TO SEND TROOPS TO IRAQ. (tags)

Proof that the Corporate Media can't handle the truth, especially now that the Turks are in bed with the Americans. Kiss and make up ?

The World condemns Israeli racism... (tags)

ISRAEL IS DEMOCRATIC? FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION? THINK AGAIN.... JERUSALEM - Israeli leaders shrugged off condemnation of their decision to "remove" Yasser Arafat whenever they choose, saying Friday the Palestinian leader should have been ousted long ago and the world has no right to judge a nation facing constant suicide bombings.

Davis Reverses Parole for Flozelle Woodmore (tags)

9-10-03: Davis reverses Board of Prison Terms's recommendation to parole woman who was convicted at 18 of killing her abuser, prior to the allowance of testimony regarding battering and its effects.

LGBTs Picket LA Times (tags)

SCHA-LA pickets the LA Times for their coverage of the Supreme Court sodomy ruling, and their biased coverage of queers and transgendered people overall.

kpfk LAB votes 12 to 11 against bylaws draft B (tags)

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COUP IN GUATEMALA! (tags)

The old Demons are waking up. The Constitutional Court makes it's decision... democracy is not worth a damn, a blood drenched tyrant stands in the wings. The vultures wait for their next meal. Stolen elections, the tale of the hemisphere, stacked courts, smiling Generals, body dumps, and U.S. aid. Somewhere in the forest a Quetzal sings a plaintive song.

Picket Line at LA Times (tags)

July 8th: PICKET LINE AT THE LA TIMES IN RESPONSE TO 6/27 HEADLINE LINKING OVERTURN OF SODOMY LAW WITH "MOLESTATION"

The Supreme Court is Repealing Democracy (tags)

The anti-anti-sodomy decision was just another sanctimonious display of destroying state sovereignty even further under the illusion of advancing individual rights. Nothing good will come of the decision...

LA call your Sen. and ask her to support S.1046!! (tags)

S. 1046 could help create an independent and less monopolized media. But why isn't Sen. Feinstein signed on to it??

WELCOME TO THE GULAG (tags)

Psychiatric professionals have managed to convince us that without pharmaceutical intervention most of us would be sad, depressed, hyperactive, psychotic zombies. ... They ... have convinced millions of Americans that the simple solution to all of the so-called "mental illnesses" and "disorders" that seem to be plaguing so many of us is…drugs. ...studies that show as side effects….. suicide, depression, violent ideation and... SUICIDE as a SIDE EFFECT?

Lawrence v. Texas Milestone for Humanity (tags)

Lawrence v. Texas, the Supreme Court decision of June 26, 2003, legalizing homosexuality in the United States, is as much a milestone for the gay and lesbian community as Roe v. Wade of 1973, legalizing the right to abortion, was for women, and both are for humanity.

High court upholds affirmative action (tags)

WASHINGTON – The grassroots movement that marched and rallied in defense of affirmative action over the last decade hailed the Supreme Court’s 5 to 4 decision, June 23, upholding race-conscious admissions programs at the University of Michigan (U-M) Law School. Wade Henderson, executive secretary of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR), called it “a great victory for America.”

From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 Cities to Protest or Celebrate Court Decision (tags)

THE U.S.A. WAITS WHILE CANADA CELEBRATES: From Fairbanks to Miami, 29 U.S. Cities to Protest or Celebrate Supreme Court Decision on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Rights

'Roe' Seeks to Overturn Abortion Law (tags)

DALLAS (Reuters) - The woman once known as "Jane Roe" whose case led to the legalization of abortion in the United States 30 years ago filed a new court challenge on Tuesday in a bid to overturn the landmark Supreme Court decision.

Senate committee vote to reverse FCC decision (tags)

Legislation to reverse FCC decision of June 2. This decision allows media corporations to own broadcast outlets and newspapers in the same town.

Stop the FCC (tags)

Most Americans know nothing about the upcoming FCC decision on media ownership rules. Mainstream media is not covering this issue. This month we are going to try to help raise awareness of this issue.

US TELLS UN COUNCIL MEMBERS; IT’S GOING TO WAR!! UN VOTE OR NOT (tags)

"You are not going to decide whether there is war in Iraq or not," the diplomat said U.S. officials told him. "That decision is ours, and we have already made it. It is already final. The only question now is whether the council will go along with it or not."

Israel scorns 'anti-semitic little Belgium' (tags)

Israel accused Belgium of anti-semitism yesterday following a court decision which could lead to the prosecution of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister. The Belgian supreme court ruled on Wednesday that Israeli military commanders could be prosecuted for complicity in the massacre of 800 Palestinians in Lebanon in 1982.

5 Reasons ANSWER is not the answer (tags)

We can and should do bette than ANSWER!

Daily Mirror (UK) publishes leaked British military plans to seize Iraqi oil (tags)

British troops will seize control of Iraq's oilfields under a secret invasion plan already agreed with America

Some disturbing twists in the road of Israeli "Democracy" posted in the NY Times (tags)

A Decision That Hurts Israeli Democracy January 6, 2003 By DAVID NEWMAN

Riverside DA and Judge clash over controversial prosecutor's promotion (tags)

When prosecutor Michael Rushton came under fire last summer for kicking off nine Black jurors in a capital murder case, his boss, Grover Trask was silent. Now, with his promotion of Rushton to supervise the drug enforcement division, his silence is broken.

Nelson Mandela says U.S. a threat to world peace (tags)

Mandela is one of the only true "statesmen" in the world - a real leader.

Maxxam/PL's enire operations shut down temporarily!!! (tags)

The Friday following Gypsy's murder in mid-Sep. 1998, John Campbell can be seen signing the "Headwaters Deal" in Sacramento on that Saturday morning's edition of the Times-Standard. In a 14 page decision on August 29th, 2002, Judge John Golden has issued a temporary restraining order to halt all operations on PL's 211,000 acres until a lawsuit filed by EPIC and the Sierra Club can be fully heard.

Butterfly in Ecuador (tags)

Midnight decision to deport Julia Butterfly Ecuadorian Government preempts her fair trial in oil protest

Bringing the ADC Back to the Democratic Mainstream (tags)

A statement calling for the reinstatement of Michael Shehadeh, prominent civil rights activist, who was relieved of his role as Western Regional Director.

Politically Incorrect" CANCELLED! (tags)

This is NOT a defense of the loud mouthed and abrasive Bill Maher, but... ever feel like you've been cheated? (photo of Jimmy Kimmel, the new Mr. USA)

U.S. Attorney to release decision in Tyisha Miller shooting (tags)

After three years of investigating, the U.S. Attorneys office plans to announce its decision on whether to file charges against the four officers who killed Tyisha Miller. But if the news is good, why all the cloak and dagger behavior regarding where to make this announcement, and to whom?

BTL: Federal Court Decision Will Open Floodgates for… (tags)

Between The Lines' Scott Harris spoke with Robert McChesney, research professor at the University of Illinois and author of the book "Rich Media, Poor Democracy".

''Justice for Officer Faulkner'' (tags)

(YellowTimes.ORG) – Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American journalist who has been on death row in Philadelphia for nearly 20 years, has received a major victory. His death sentence was thrown out by an appellate judge, William H. Yohn, and replaced by an order for a new sentencing...

Trader Joe's to Eliminate Genetically Engineered Food (tags)

GE Free LA praises decision of the specialty chain Looks to rest of industry to follow suit

Riverside Police Commission declines investigation of police shooting (tags)

Activists and Police commissioners clash, about whether the Community Police Review Commission should launch an independent investigation into the shooting death of Vanpaseuth Phaisouphanh at the hands of Riverside Police Department officer Edgar Porche earlier this month.

Ashcroft Ignores Missouri Supreme Court Decision as Governor (tags)

Ashcroft tells police officials to ignore a Missouri Supreme Court decision on asset forfeiture monies. Move would cheat school districts of badly needed funds.

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