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News :: Civil & Human Rights

A Funny Thing Happened on Jury Duty

The first trial was for a man accused of selling crack - second offense -
and carrying a gun.
 

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Review :: Media Criticism

'Popular Mechanics' readies major hit piece against 9/11 skeptics

"We as a society accept the basic premise that a group of Islamist terrorists hijacked four airplanes and turned them into weapons against us. ... Sadly, the noble search for truth is now being hijacked by a growing army of conspiracy theorists." - James Meigs, appointed editor of Popular Mechanics in May 2004 (formerly of Premiere Magazine), trashes skeptics of the official story of 9/11/01 as irresponsible disgracers of the memories of victims.
 

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News :: Government & Elections

Film of Vote Suppression in Ohio Nov. 2

Please realize that even with all of the voter suppression documented in this film, Kerry was still ahead in the exit polls in the evening of
Nov. 2 - and in the early morning hours the voting machines needed to be tweaked to give Bush the lead. That means Kerry actually won by a large margin.
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections

House Majority Leader Tom DeLay Takes Cover from Fund-Raising Scrutiny

As 2004 came to a close, Ronnie Earle, district attorney in Travis County Texas, made gains in pursuing associates of US House Majority leader Tom DeLay for illegal corporate fundraising. Eight corporations have been indicted: several have had their indictments dismissed on the basis of having been misled by the fundraisers. At least one of the corporations indicted, Sears Roebuck & Co, will be cooperating with the prosecution.
 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights : Globalization & Capitalism : Government & Elections : Labor & Economics : Peace & War : Police State

Cheney Continues to Violate Law on Energy Policy Task Force

Dick Cheney has continued to cloak the composition of his 2001 energy task force in secrecy. The Federal Advisory Committee Act says the government must disclose the work of groups that include non-federal employees. A lawsuit is pending to force disclosure. Jane Mayer of The New Yorker suggests that the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were planned well in advance of the September 11th crisis - planned for the benefit of US oil corporations headquartered in Texas
 

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Announcement :: Animal Rights

28,000 Pledges in 28 Days: Wolf Advocates Take Alaska Boycott Drive to the Internet

 

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News :: Civil & Human Rights

Albert Einstein Condemned Israeli Nazis

Prominent Jews’ December, 1948 Letter To New York Times
 

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Interview :: Civil & Human Rights : Peace & War

BECKY'S BRAIN!!: An Amazing 'Interview' With Becky Johnson of Santa Cruz

This often humorous 'interview' with Becky Johnson of Santa Cruz was taken from a SC-IMC thread. ( santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/update/index.php ) It was such an amazing exchange that I thought it should explicitly be given its own very special place as a separate article. HANG ON!! You're headed into the incredible matrix of Bekcy's brain!!
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Gender & Sexuality

Apoyo a l@s Maestros GLBT! Scotts Valley HS tiene junta especial de la Mesa este Lunes a las 6 PM

Scotts Valley High está en el centro de un discurso locál de la política de identidad, con ataques contra la "Agenda Gay" que algun@s parientes (y los commentarios de los derechistas) dicen que tiene la escuela.
 

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights : Education & Youth : Gender & Sexuality

Support GLBTI Teachers! SCOTTS VALLEY HS hosts special Board Meeting Monday at 6 PM

Scotts Valley High School has been at the center of the local debate around Identity politics, with attacks on what some parents (and some right-wing commentators) call the "Gay Agenda."
 

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