Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.
Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters […]
Moral Mondays have become a North Carolina tradition. With the spring of every new year and the convening of the North Carolina State Legislature, citizens who support reproductive rights, the freedom to marry, the right to vote, public financing of elections, citizen control, public schools, health care, a clean environment and economic opportunity hold marches […]
This afternoon, large crowds of protesters are gathering outside a fundraiser for Congressman Steve Scalise – one of the top three Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Why? Steve Scalise is a raging racist. We already knew this:
– Steve Scalise attended a conference of white supremacists and gave a speech seeking political […]
Today, the 114th Congress of the United States of America begins its business, with the opening session of the House of Representatives. Yes, already.
One voice in the U.S. House will be especially conspicuous in its absence: That of New Jersey’s Rush Holt, who has left Congress to lead the American Association for the Advancement […]
How do you feel about recent, far-too late admission by the U.S. Government that it has tortured innocent people to death? Does this bother you?
How much does this bother you? Does it bother you right down to your bones? Have you had enough of it? Are you sick and tired of the United States […]
The Portland Racial Justice Congress is trying to whip together some cash so they can get transportation down from Maine to the Millions March in New York City on Saturday December 13. If you can’t make it to this important demonstration, chipping in a few bucks to help others get there would be a very […]
Do you want “an end to all forms of discrimination and the full recognition of human rights?” This is a demand of the Millions March in New York City.
Do you want “an immediate end to police brutality and the murder of black, brown and all oppressed people?” This is a demand of the Millions […]
The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has called for a come-one-come-all meeting tomorrow in New York City. The cause: to bring an end to the systematic practices that lead to the discriminatory treatment of Black Americans at the hands of the criminal justice system. Their call to meet and plan an entire week of outrage is […]
“… as New York Braces For More Demonstrations Over Eric Garner…”
These are the words I heard yesterday as I listed to National Public Radio news, in a story regarding the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man choked at the hands of the officers of the New York City Police Department.
The Koch Brothers, who fund Republican candidates for public office, also donate money to colleges and universities. Supporting education is a wonderful thing to do.
According to an organization created by Greenpeace and Forecast The Facts, “There is mounting evidence to suggest that the Kochs are giving this money with strings attached. Their donations influence […]
“No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.”
This is Article 4 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a document passed by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948. On December 10 of 2014, a vigil will be held […]