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Armenia: Libertarian Paradise?

Is it any wonder that Americans overwhelmingly reject libertarian politics, when libertarians suggest that we move to the Armenian model? [...]

Top 5 Internet Absurdities Of The Day

5. This morning, Fast Company reports that Facebook is now going to make it less difficult for people to buy things online by providing a way for people to route their financial interactions through Facebook, allowing Facebook to take a cut as a middleman. How many people are suffering from the difficulty of making a [...]

Buddhists Have Their Vile Fundamentalists As Well

Think that Buddhism is a religion of pure peace and toleration? Consider what the Buddhist monks are doing in Myanmar. [...]

Human Rights Under Barack Obama

How do you react to Amnesty International’s description of human rights under President Obama? [...]

Shame, Shame, Shame: Criminally Accused without Criminal Justice Rights, Obama Style

Shame on Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame for allegedly providing stuff to the militant organizations Shahab and Al Qaeda. If it’s true, that wasn’t a very nice thing to do. The charges have not been proven.

Shame on the United States Government for holding Ahmed Abdulkadir Warsame on one of its warships in international waters for two [...]

More Kids Kept Captive In Guantanamo Prisons

More secret prisoners in Guantanamo – three teenage kids – have been revealed. How can we trust our government when such secrets are kept? [...]

Guantanamo In Lithuania

Is this what Lithuania was liberated from the Soviet Union for – to serve as a site of secret detention camps for the United States outside of human rights laws? [...]

Immigrant Rights in Nebraska and Iowa Fall Away

Years ago, when we started the Nebraska Progressive Directory, we were happy to list the Immigrant Rights Network of Iowa and Nebraska. Now, we’re sorry to say that the network appears to have fallen away – just when immigrants in these midwestern states are especially in need of help.

Nebraska Appleseed is picking up some [...]

Why Isn't The USA Among the Best Nations for Refugees?

If we Americans aren’t willing to make good on that promise, and improve our treatment of refugees and immigrants, then we ought to at least be honest about it, and melt down the Statue of Liberty, refashioning the metal into something more appropriate for our nation’s attitude toward the world – barbed wire, for instance. [...]

Protests TODAY Across California for Same-Sex Marriage Equality

From Queers United, a list of demonstrations happening today, Monday November 10th, to protest the cancellation of equal marriage rights in California.

Salinas 4:30pm protest at Monterey County Courthouse Corner of Church Street & West Alisal, Salinas

Palo Alto 5-6:30 pm at the corner of El Camino Real & Embarcadero

San Jose 5-6:30 pm at [...]

Country First Means Individual Rights Last

Country First means individual rights come last. Country First means our country’s power is recklessly asserted upon the world stage without considering how other countries will react. [...]