Daily Archives: April 29, 2012

May 1st Events in Los Angeles

MAY 1 GENERAL STRIKE and other events: 6:00 AM SEIU-USWW strike action at LAX 7:00  Occ Pas rally at Lake Avenue overpass to the 210, followed by a march to the Lake and Colorado bank cluster. 8:00 AM Occupy SFV/OLA “North Wind” march from 7915 Van Nuys Bl., Van Nuys/Panorama City: Hermandad Mexicana Transnacional to…

What is ALEC

What is ALEC? ALEC is not a lobby; it is not a front group. It is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, behind closed doors, corporations hand state legislators the changes to the law they desire that directly benefit their bottom line. Along with legislators, corporations have membership in ALEC. Corporations sit on all…

ALEC Retreats

ALEC Retreats, the Right Wing Freaks by Mark Engler Customers should be able to know if companies that they are supporting with their purchases are busy spending money on groups that undermine environmental regulations, attack workers’ rights, promote “Stand Your Ground” gun laws, advance discriminatory “Voter ID” laws, and otherwise bolster the right-wing legislative vanguard….

We are all being watched

We see you   –  so be careful   John Johnson We had more computer problems after barely getting out the last issue. This time we had to call a guy who fixes most problems but charges $300 for a home visit and $130 for a new hard drive. We received a donated hard drive for…

Obama and Civil Liberties

How Obama became a civil libertarian’s nightmare by Steven Rosenfeld When Barack Obama took office, he was the civil liberties communitiesgreat hope. Obama, a former constitutional law professor, pledged to shutter the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and run a transparent and open government. But he has become a civil libertarian’s nightmare: a supposedly…

CISPA

CISPA, aka SOPA 2.0, Pushed Forward By For-Profit Spying Lobby By Lee Fang A cyber security bill moving swiftly through Congress would give government intelligence agencies broad powers to work with private companies to share information about Internet users. While some critics are beginning to organize online against the legislation, defense contractors, many already working…

Defeat Right-Wing Agenda

Freedom from a Dead-End Life: True Liberty Means Defeating the Right- Wing’s Nightmare Vision for America   By Joshua Holland   The Right likes the parts of “big government” that limit our freedoms and attacks those that expand them. Last week, Mitt Romney summed up the Right’s rhetorical fluff as well as anyone when he…

Start a Revolution

6 People You Need to Start a Revolution   By Sara Robinson     With the 99% Spring up and rolling and set to bring 100,000 new activists to the party this weekend, there’s some increased friction between various progressive groups who are working to expand the movement this year. It’s a good time to…

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