Posted on April 30, 2013 by kwilder
How much suffering and torture will our government inflict on innocent people? There are some people being held at Guantanamo for 11 years with no charges. There are 86 people being held as prisoners at Guantanamo who are cleared to be returned to their home countries. Democracy Now: Monday, April 29, 2013 update: Desperate Situation [...]
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Posted on April 28, 2013 by wilderside
Green Party urges passage of Wall Street transaction tax Occupy Wall Street leveled a challenge to the 1%: We won’t pay for your crisis. Until we get a Wall Street transaction tax, they’re not even helping to alleviate the mess they made. The Green Party of the United States is calling for passage of legislation [...]
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Posted on April 21, 2013 by wilderside
CISPA is a poorly drafted bill that would provide a gaping exception to bedrock privacy law
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Posted on April 16, 2013 by wilderside
We celebrate the news in The Village Voice article, City Settles Lawsuit Over The Destruction of the Occupy Wall Street Library showing that the Occupy movement received some measure of justice for the wanton destruction of their community. Occupy Wall Street claimed $47,000 in damages [for the loss of books and computers], all of which the city agreed [...]
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Posted on April 2, 2013 by wilderside
The Keystone XL draft environmental impact statement , prepared by fossil fuel consultant Environmental Resources Management, was paid for by TransCanada.
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Posted on March 30, 2013 by kwilder
Long Island peace and justice groups, gathered by North Country Peace Group, demonstrated in Port Jefferson today, to demand an end to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Charlotte Koons, a local activist and poet, read a poem written for the day. Video below… FAQ Q: Who marched in Port Jefferson, Long Island, NY today?
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Posted on March 1, 2013 by wilderside
We are running a contest to give away one pair of tickets to the 7:00pm show at BB King Blues Club in New York City on March 5, 2013. Post in the comments section below your favorite Sweet Honey in the Rock song, and why.
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Posted on January 30, 2013 by kwilder
Green Party Federal Suit against State of Illinois Case: Jones v. McGuffage Location: Everett Dirksen Federal Building, Chicago Time: 1:30pm, Wednesday, January 30 Jones v. McGuffage is the suit filed by the Illinois Green Party and its candidate for 2nd Congress, LeAlan Jones, charging that Illinois statutes governing ballot access for the April 9th Special [...]
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