Julian Assange update: Sweden offers to question Assange in UK

Julian Assange, a co-founder of Wikileaks, has had some interesting news. Story at Sierra Leone News: Ending deadlock Swedish prosecutors offer to question Assange in UK Another news story from The Belfast Telegraph: We’ll Quiz Assange At Embassy… Updates and background on the Julian Assange/Wikileaks/Manning drama at This Day in Wikileaks: here. Some background on […]

The John White case: This piece made me think…

Full piece at Newsday Prison for White raises questions about justice July 9, 2010 By JOYE BROWN joye.brown@newsday.com “In the John White manslaughter case, why weren’t the teens ever charged, Joy Brown writes.”

Lawsuit Challenges NYPD Targeting Innocent Blacks & Latinos

The New York Civil Liberties Union will today file a class-action lawsuit challenging the NYPD’s practice of keeping the personal information of innocent New Yorkers who have been stopped and frisked by police officers in an electronic police database that the department uses for criminal investigations. Donna Lieberman, NYCLU executive director said: Innocent New Yorkers […]

NYCLU, ACLU File Class Action Lawsuit Against NYPD Over Excessive Force, Wrongful Arrests in New York City’s Schools

NYPD personnel assigned to New York City’s public schools have repeatedly violated students’ civil rights through wrongful arrests and the excessive use of force, according to a class action federal lawsuit filed today by the New York Civil Liberties Union, American Civil Liberties Union and the law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. The landmark […]

Bruce Springsteen calls marriage-equality a civil rights issue!

Found this by way of Daily Politics, by way of a detailed story at The NY Times. But, heck, it is emblazoned on the front of the Boss’s web-site: A BRIEF STATEMENT FROM BRUCE Like many of you who live in New Jersey, I’ve been following the progress of the marriage-equality legislation currently being considered […]

GHWBush “liberal” Sotomayor kept innocent Deskovic in Jail

For the past few years we have been following the case of Jeffrey Deskovic, a NY man who was found innocent by DNA evidence of a murder charge after 16 years in jail that he was railroaded into making a false confession for at age 16.  We knew Deskovic’s case had been handled improperly by […]

Nader files against Democratic National Committee

Ralph Nader is filing his final appeal in a lawsuit asking for justice with the Democratic National Committee, who unfairly challenged his petitions.

Good news: Al-Zeidi to have a trial on Feb 19th

KW: Well, it is good news, if for the trial, the Iraqi government finally allows the public a glimpse at Muntadha al-Zeidi so that the world knows he is well. Since the AP story on the subject inserts some “hot” words into their story, such as applying the word “outburst” to al-Zeidi’s action, I think […]

Election Judge dumbfounded her ballot was rejected

Remember in 2000, when the Supreme Court decided in Bush v. Gore that while Americans have a right to vote, they did not necessarily have the right to have their vote counted? Fate may have provided Americans with revenge (and maybe a change of heart?) with one judge in Minnesota. An election judge in Minnesota, […]

The world must see al-Zeidi. The world should watch his life story video.

Sign petition to support al-Zeidi: here at CodePink. KW: I am extremely concerned that the world was promised a “court appearance” by the eloquent shoe-thrower, Muntader al-Zeidi. Yet, he never appeared. The court only claimed that he had seen a judge with a court-appointed lawyer. Since there are conflicting accounts on if he was beaten […]

Photos and report from Malik campaign in New Orleans

Green Party Watch has a great post here with photos of Malik and one of the out-of-state volunteers that went to Louisiana to help. Election Day for Congress in New Orleans, Louisiana, District 2 is this Saturday, December 6th. The Greens have a wonderful candidate, and a unique opportunity to win, if we can let […]

Update on Hempstead 15: some vindication

KW: I am adding my own thoughts and opinions with facts from the recent statement and update about the Hempstead 15. The Nassau County District Attorney has offered the Hempstead 15 an “ACD”, or “Adjournment on Contemplation of Dismissal.” This shows that the DA probably did not want to go through a trial. And, it […]

Good news for electoral activists: 6th Circuit issues excellent opinion

(excerpt from) Ballot Access News 6th Circuit Issues Excellent Opinion on Need to Treat All Voters Equally On November 26, the 6th circuit issued an opinion in League of Women Voters v Brunner, no. 06-3335, which has excellent philosophy about the protection given to each voter by the U.S. Constitution. This specific case was filed […]

Newsday Ad AND Action Center for Justice for Marcelo Lucero

There is an advertisement in Newsday today reflecting on the loss of Marcelo Lucero, and putting forward solutions. The ad was created and paid for by Long Island Wins. The message was signed onto by many groups, including “The Green Party of New York State” and “The Babylon Green Party”. A copy of the ad […]

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