Is it time to turn LIPA back into a people’s power authority for Long Island?

Editors’ comments on November 14, 2012: LIPA does not need rants from the politicians who helped make the mess. LIPA needs elections! Pre- Sandy LIPA/Long Island Power Authority coverage from local media: Suffolk Closeup: Electing LIPA’s trustees Shelter Island Reporter / October 21, 2012 by Karl Grossman Sparring over LIPA board’s ‘legitimacy’ Newsday / October […]

Update: Man killed by Suffolk Police. Police give little answers.

To learn more about the shooting, support the family, see photos of Kevin, and get action ideas, you can join the Stand Up For Kevin FaceBook page: here. _________________ Action Update April 2012: A member of Kevin Callahan’s extended family pointed me to a march, posted at the Justice for Kenny website: here. On April […]

Peter Yarrow as apologist on Tim DeChristopher trial

Peter Yarrow’s article about Tim DeChristopher gets a lot right, and a lot wrong.   Yarrow rightly pins the blame squarely on President Bush for wrongly scheduling auctions to sell off mineral rights for protected land Then Yarrow veers off track, both factually and morally.  His misdirection is based on his inability to  pin the […]

Libertarians Call On Florida Sheriffs To Arrest TSA Agents

Do you think that it is easy and safe to travel by car, bus, or train in The United States? Did you know that the TSA (a part of Homeland Security) is now doing bodily searches at bus terminals, rail stations, and highways? This is not just an airport problem anymore. – KW (reposted from) […]

If you want freedom: Make sure your government and your bank isn’t stealing it from someone else

(excerpt from) The Tech Herald Cablegate: Visa and MasterCard face legal problems over WikiLeaks blockade Full story: here. by Steve Ragan – Jul 3 2011, 03:25 After more than six months of preparation, WikiLeaks and DataCell are moving forward with a lawsuit, looking to end the financial blockade brought by Visa and MasterCard. According to […]

Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone

(excerpt from) Philly Now Nader Pissed About Getting Kicked Off 2004 PA Ballot? He’s Not Alone Jun 29, 2011 by Randy LoBasso Earlier this week Ralph Nader, that guy you liked until Bush was installed as president, made public a letter he had previously sent to Chief Justice Ronald D. Castille in 2004.* The letter […]

Are you a disgruntled Democratic Party or Republican Party member?

Posted by Kimberly Wilder: Zabby is a political friend and colleague of mine, for whom we share some views and a similar level of passion: Message from Zabby: Welcome… Disgruntled democrats and disgruntled republicans, both women and men, who are willing to wage a coalition of primaries in the 2011 upcoming election for 19 elected […]

Julian Assange of Wikileaks speaks out: Article published at The Australian and OpEd News

Julian Assange has published an article at The Australian (and republished at Op Ed News) that describes the Wikileaks situation in his own words. The entire article is worth reading. It’s here. Besides Julian Assange’s thoughts on a free press, the article includes a summary of some of the major revelations from the Wikileaks documents. […]

Wikileaks situation – Message to US Government: “Leave the blonde alone, and get to work!”

Kimberly writes: When someone really, really screws up, they need a smokescreen or scapegoat, so everyone will look the other way. It is a great idea, if you are a little kid who takes out your mom’s vase from the hutch to look at it, and your little brother knocks it off the coffee table. […]

Obama and GOPers Worked Together to Kill Bush Torture Probe | Mother Jones

In its first months in office, the Obama administration sought to protect Bush administration officials facing criminal investigation overseas for their involvement in establishing policies the that governed interrogations of detained terrorist suspects. A “confidential” April 17, 2009, cable sent from the US embassy in Madrid to the State Department—one of the 251,287 cables obtained […]

Nader: TSA is delivering naked insecurity

As published in USA TODAY, November 18, 2010, and sent to Nader’s e-mail announcement list: TSA is delivering naked insecurity by Ralph Nader To airline passengers: Get ready for naked insecurity. To the Department of Homeland Security: If you thought this week was bad, brace yourself for a tsunami of protests in the days ahead. […]

Updates on the full body scanner issue: Michael Chertoff; Follow the money; pilots revolt

Update: On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, the day before Thanksgiving, there will be an Opt-Out day, for people to either not fly, or to opt-out of the full body scanners. More information and ideas at www.wewontfly.com ___________ Glad to see the outrage on both left and right about the TSA’s full body scanners, and the […]

Truthout: Why Wikileaks must be protected

(excerpt from) Truthout Why WikiLeaks Must Be Protected Friday 20 August 2010 by: John Pilger, t r u t h o u t | Op-Ed On 26 July, WikiLeaks released thousands of secret US military files on the war in Afghanistan. Cover-ups, a secret assassination unit and the killing of civilians are documented. In file […]

Let’s keep a blogging vigil for Julian Assange of Wikileaks

Julian Assange has a website called WikiLeaks, which has been serving the public for several years by allowing people to release whistle-blower documents about problems with government. He is a journalist and visionary who is experimenting with new ways to create public accountability for governments. He needs the support of citizens and journalists around the […]

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