fix articles 9027, common cause Los Angeles Indymedia : tag : common cause

common cause

30 Of Brian Kemp's Felonious Racist Vote Suppression Crimes (tags)

Kemp has declared himself governor and arranged for certification of the election. That was stopped by a federal judge who has extended the vote count deadline

A Year of Trump and Right-wing Populism (tags)

In the GOP tax bill, $5 trillion is given to households with over $1 million income. Seniors, the poor, children and students are attacked. The severe cuts to Medicare, Medicaid, HUD, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Pell grants, SNAP, WIC food assistance are sadistic.

BRICS: Support for Putin (tags)

Brazil, India, China and South Africa protested against Australia's proposal to exclude Putin from the upcoming G20 meeting. China was formally neutral in the vote on the Crimea resolution. India spoke of "legitimate Russian interests."

Proposition C (tags)

It's almost hidden on the ballot, but it's worth considering. It's a flawed proposition, and probably "toothless", but worth voting for.

Queer Democrats Make Defeating Prop. 32 a Priority (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democrats for Equality voted August 23 to make defeating Proposition 32 a priority race in the November 6 election. Proposition 32 is an effort to destroy the ability of organized labor to raise money for political campaigns, and it's being sold deceptively as a campaign finance reform measure even though its principal sponsors are multi-million dollar donors to Republican candidates and super-PAC's. On the eve of Women's Equality Day, the club also heard from professors Dr. Sue Gonda and Carla Kirkwood on the history of women's struggles for equality and their links to the Queer rights movement.

San Diegans Rally Against Citizens United Decision (tags)

Though the original location had to be changed when agents of the Department of Homeland Security blocked off the original one, San Diegans nonetheless held a rally January 20 against the Citizens United decision of the U.S. Supreme Court, which opened the floodgates for even more corporate influence over American politics and elections.

Dispatch from Occupy DC "Occupy the Kochs" Action (tags)

Friday, November , 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Occupy DC, in support of Common Cause and other organizations, supported a "guerrilla drive-in" at the Washington DC convention center. We followed that with a militant action of our own, detaining Koch supporters for approximately to hours.

Fox Shareholder's Meeting (tags)

Join Good Jobs LA, Brave New Foundation, Common Cause, Free Press, NABET-CWA, The Media and Democracy Coalition, Media Alliance, and Media Action Center to send a message to Murdoch, his investors and the rest of the world: ?News Corp. is Not Above the Law.?

BTL:Coordinated Attacks Target Public Employees Unions Across the U.S. (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

27 Arrests at Secret Billionaires Meeting (tags)

RANCHO MIRAGE, CA -- Today, over two thousand everyday Americans from across the country – including San Diego, Los Angeles and Organce County - converged at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, CA to protest a secret right-wing strategy meeting held by billionaires David and Charles Koch.

BTL:Conflict of Interest Charge Triggers Effort to Vacate Supreme Court Ruling in Citizen' (tags)

BETWEEN THE LINES - A four-time winner of the Connecticut Associated Press Broadcast Award for Best Feature in the non-commercial category, this syndicated, half-hour program provides a platform for individuals and spokespersons from progressive organizations generally ignored or marginalized by the mainstream media. Between the Lines covers a wide range of political, economic and social topics.

Request for impeachment of US Judges JED RAKOFF, VIRGINIA PHILLIPS, JOHN WALTER, and US Ma (tags)

The request alleged that the conduct of the named judges and magistrate undermined Banking Regulation and/or Human Rights in the United States.

Voting for GrassrootsKPFK: It Matters (tags)

Another repost from TakeBackKPFK.org (a letter they received from a board member), this time on who to vote for and why. The website admits it's partisan, but there is some insight into what's at stake in these elections.

“Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” (tags)

Election fraud expert Steven Freeman headlined “Earth Is for People, Not for Corporations” at the First Unitarian-Universalist Church in San Diego’s Hillcrest neighborhood July 1. The event featured a wide variety of anti-corporate presentations and showed the role of corporations in promoting and profiting from every current social evil, from war to the exploitation of immigrants and denial of the reality of climate change. It also exposed the role of corporate media and discussed ways people can challenge it.

Ms. (tags)

Yes on Proposition 15 Benefit Show! June 1st at the EchoLA! Feature DJ Jeremy Dawson of Shiny Toy Guns, White Apple Tree and Buddy Akai.

Queer Democrats Oppose Strong-Mayor Proposition (tags)

The predominantly Queer San Diego Democratic Club overwhelmingly opposed continuing San Diego's experiment with strong-mayor government. At their April 22 meeting they voted to oppose Proposition D on the June 8 ballot, which would make strong-mayor permanent, add a ninth seat to the City Councll and raise the threshold to override a mayoral veto of a Council action from a simple majority to two-thirds. City Councilmember Donna Frye led the debate against strong-mayor; having served under both strong-mayor and San Diego's previous city-manager system, she said it's been harder for her as a Councilmember to hold the mayor accountable and get information she needs to make responsible decisions, to the point where she's had to sue the city, or threaten to, to get needed data from the mayor's office.

San Diego Common Cause Debates Strong-Mayor Government (tags)

On June 8 voters in San Diego will decide whether to make the city's experiment in a strong-mayor form of government permanent. The ballot measure will also increase the size of the City Council from eight to nine (at a cost of $1 to $1.5 million per year) and increase the threshold for sustaining a mayor's veto of a Council action from five votes to six. San Diego's branch of Common Cause debated the issue February 13 and questioned whether the strong mayor has made local government more or less accountable, and whether the real purpose of strong-mayor is to increase the already massive influence of business and developers over local government.

Real Health Care Reform - Universal Single Payer (tags)

real health care reform

Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)

Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.

Susan Davis, Mike Copass Debate in Hillcrest (tags)

Incumbent San Diego Congressmember Susan Davis finally descended from the mountaintop and deigned to meet her Democratic primary challenger Mike Copass in a one-hour debate Sunday, May 25, sponsored by the League of Women Voters and Common Cause. The biggest difference between the candidates came at the end, when Copass criticized Davis for consistently voting to fund the war in Iraq and Davis said that, though she'd opposed the original war resolution, she felt a need to vote for the funding to "support the troops."

African Americans Are Spellbound (tags)

African Americans from all walks of life-ranging from doctorate degree owners, academia professionals, ministers, politicians, or corporate executives, to ill-educated people-share a commonality when it comes to the n-word: They are mesmerized by its hypnotic influence.

Lobbyists find more ways to bond with lawmakers (tags)

Government of the people, by the elected officials and appointed bureaucrats, for the elected officials, appointed bureaucrats and special interest groups that got them elected!

Film Night at Flor y Canto: March 2003-September 2005 (Part 1 of 2) (tags)

To mark the five-year anniversary of the Eagle Rock Peace Vigil, here is a list of films shown at Flor y Canto over a two-and-a-half year period. These almost-weekly screenings were an outgrowth of the Eagle Rock Vigil. (A link to the rest of this list can be found below in "comments.")

The War on Free Expression (tags)

The struggle to save our First Amendment rights

Chris Rock, Patti Smith Relishes the N-word (tags)

Chris Rock has demonstrated repeatedly that in his role as a Steppin Fetchit that he has no racial pride and totally disrespects his forefathers as a result his name has been placed on a Benedict Arnold Hall of Shame list.

INTRODUCING THE BENEDICT ARNOLD LIST (tags)

Information Control: The Disempowerment of America (tags)

“Information is power and whoever controls the information has the power.” This simple axiom applies today more than ever in America – with an addition to it. Whoever controls information access has the power to control the direction of our country, especially since the media are the most pervasive and omnipresent purveyors of information in the U.S. // © 2006, Sasha A. Rae, All Rights Reserved

POLLUTION OF THE MIND, THE WILLIE LYNCH SYNDROME (tags)

There is something wrong with the picture. The high incarceration rate of blacks, drug and alcohol addiction, black on black crime, the soaring rate of black students being suspended from school, expelled or dropping out. Why is this? Some would lead you to believe that this is typical behavior related to the Black race. To understand the present, we must and can not ignore the past.

Alabama - Louisiana solar links (tags)

Links to groups, in ALABAMA to LOUISIANA, supporting LOCAL Renewable Energy, Honest elections, safe schools, healthy children, disease prevention, clean water, clean air, cancer prevention and LOCAL Organic Family farmers. Please help set up and support in your LOCAL community, groups that support the above. Thank YOU.

Yes on Prop 89 Gains Good Goverment Supporters (tags)

California's clean elections initiative is gaining support from key good goverment organizations working to clean up state politics.

Mitchell Szczepanczyk, End of the Blogosphere (tags)

Interview with Mitchell Szczepanczyk, author of the article The End of the Blogosphere? about the impending power grab of the internet by telcommunication companies.

Voting Rights Groups 'Block' Talk of Machine-Free Elections (tags)

These groups give people false hope, instead of a sensible solution.

Bush Regime Maintains Power Through Electoral Fraud (tags)

Whither Democracy In The United States?

BTL:Charges of Unethical Conduct Against GOP House Majority Leader... (tags)

...Tom Delay Triggers Calls for His Resignation ~ Interview conducted by Mary Boyle, press secretary with Common Cause, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The People's Media Reaches More People Than FOX Does (tags)

While Big Media is "simply in the business of selling products, the people's media reaches more people than FOX does.

Mass Action at the Halliburton shareholder's meeting May 19 Houston (tags)

mass action stop war profiteering

Nation resounds to call: Repeal the Patriot Act (tags)

WASHINGTON – A crowd of 3,000 people at Constitution Hall, Nov. 9, erupted in cheers when Al Gore called for repeal of the Patriot Act to stop George W. Bush’s assault on the Bill of Rights.

Michael Powell: Up in Flames (tags)

Poor, poor, pitiful Michael Powell. His term as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission was supposed to be easy. He thought that like FCC chairs before him, his job was to jet around the country meeting at swank resorts with the CEOs of major media companies, take some notes and then quietly implement their sweeping agenda for loosening the last significant constraints on media consolidation in the United States.

Governor-elect Arnold "pay-to-play" Schwarzenegger gets millions from "spec (tags)

Schwarzenegger's list of contributors is largely made up of private business interests -- ranging from real estate developers and manufacturers to car dealers and a produce baron -- and has raised concerns from campaign finance watchdogs. He also drew criticism for collecting donations of up to six figures after announcing that he needed no help from contributors to finance the campaign.

Surprisingly, Yes (tags)

Perhaps being a traditional liberal and voting No don't always go hand-in-hand.

Liberalize The Media (tags)

"The media is kind of weird these days on politics," former Vice President Al Gore is quoted as saying in the June 30, 2003 issue of Time Magazine. "There are some major institutional voices that are, truthfully speaking, part and parcel of the Republican Party." "Fox News Network, The Washington Times, Rush Limbaugh -- there's a bunch of them," Gore continued, "and some of them are financed by wealthy ultra-conservative billionaires who make political deals with Republican administrations and the rest of the media."

Reclaim the Media! (tags)

It should come as no surprise that the decision of the Federal Communications Commission to rewrite media ownership rules has stirred a firecry in Congress. Unlike the members of the FCC, members of the House and Senate must face the voters at election time.

War brings business to Feinstein spouse (tags)

Charles Lewis, executive of the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity watchdog group in Washington, says that "regardless of whether there is a direct conflict of interest, it's useful to know that the spouse of a sitting senator is getting richer because of what's going on in the world."

leftist conservatism (tags)

I am addressing my concerns about the left's propensity to perpetuate it's own elite and their failed strategies and ideas

Soros, cigs, hemp and Shadow Convention (tags)


ignored tags synonyms top tags bottom tags