RIP Jonathan Schell, anti-war anti-nuke, pro-Occupy activist |PeaceCouple.com

Schell was known as both a writer for the The New Yorker and The Nation, as well as an activist in the anti-nuclear, anti-war, and pro-Occupy movements.

NYCLU: New Stop-and-Frisk Numbers Shows NYPD Targets Innocent Minorities

 The NYPD is on track to stop and interrogate a record number of totally innocent New Yorkers in 2011, according to police reports analyzed by the New York Civil Liberties Union. During the first half of 2011, police made more than 317,000 stops of completely innocent New Yorkers – the overwhelming majority of whom were […]

Straight-Ticket Distorts Democracy In State Elections (via South Carolina Green Party)

How is it possible that former Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Alvin Greene could go from 25% of the vote in a statewide contest to 1% of the vote running in his own hometown?  Alvin Greene attained 28% of the vote for U.S. Senate in 2010, yet he obtained only 40 votes in the Democratic […]

Georgia Green Party Urges Negotiated Response to Georgia’s Inmate Sitdown Strike

Georgia Green Party leadership today are urging that calls of concern be placed to the Georgia Department of Corrections urging negotiations with, not retribution against peaceful strikers in six Georgia prisons. In a call to action published at: http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/ and a blog post, at: http://www.georgiagreenparty.org/blogs the Party publishes the demands of striking prisoners and urges a humanitarian […]

AP Begins Crediting Bloggers as News Sources

In a letter to its members last week, Associated Press made the announcement that bloggers should be cited as a news source. This is a significant move from the AP, given that they have a history of not exactly ‘getting on’ with bloggers. Given that such a large news organisation has made a point of […]

AP Greenout in DC: Say My Name

I am used to my local paper, Newsday, having a Greenout in its reporting on politics. I am not talking about the usual Greenout where they pretend there are no other candidates than the corporate Democratic/Republican candidate.  I am talking about where they report on another similarly situated candidate and give short shrift to the […]

Sweden Withdraws Bogus Charges Against Wikileaks Founder

Sweden withdraws warrant for WikiLeaks founder By KARL RITTER (AP) Swedish prosecutors withdrew an arrest warrant for the founder of WikiLeaks on Saturday, saying less than a day after the document was issued that it was based on an unfounded accusation of rape. The accusation had been labeled a dirty trick by Julian Assange and […]