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Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

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Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

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Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters

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What does the George Zimmerman Verdict really mean? Putting aside the racial aspect for a moment, there is a much greater impact from the Zimmerman verdict. Due to the Stand Your Ground laws in Florida and other states, it is increasingly common for an armed man to shoot and kill an unarmed person and go free without ever standing trial. Local prosecutors complain that it’s far more difficult to file charges against shooting suspects because the law says they only have to claim they felt “threatened” by their victim to justify the shooting. If the only other person involved in…

Ten Reasons Why You Should not Support the NRA

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1. The NRA is a terrorist’s best friend.   Technology is making it increasingly possible to manufacture handguns made primarily of plastic and other non-metal materials which cannot be discovered by metal detectors. This gun would be a terrorist’s dream but a nightmare for airport security. In the 1980s Ronald Reagan’s Attorney General proposed a ban on the manufacture of plastic guns, but the NRA opposed this legislation and it was withdrawn.  Over the years, similar attempts to prohibit the manufacture of plastic guns have been killed by the NRA. Of course, no law-abiding person needs a handgun that can evade…

I Do not Want to Only Pray for the Victims of the Boston Marathon!

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Major acts of violence are becoming too common in the U.S. And after each one, we hear the litanies of: “Pray for the victims and their families.” Then, we expect the other statements about how brave the EMTs, policemen and common citizens were there and were heroes. My prayer is “I do not want to hear this ever again! “  Because, I don’t want to have more terrorist attacks or mass shootings which not only kill innocent people, but tear at the fragile fabric of society. Saying, ‘Pray for the victims and families” is just not enough anymore. We must…

Gun Violence Symptomatic Of Greed

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Written by Pat Grayson Guest Author Since the children were slaughtered at Sandy Hook by Adam Lanza, more than 3,000 people have been gunned down in the USA. That number continues to grow. It’s clearly obvious that people who plan mass murder are mentally ill, therefore executing these people solves nothing. Instead we should study these people and learn from them. Most everyone understands that logical changes are needed within the American society to safeguard innocent citizens and bystanders from future mass shootings. First an obvious point should be made clear, because it’s not discussed. Someone who is mentally ill does…

Do Some U.S. Senators Support Genocide?

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A first ever comprehensive international Arms Trade Treaty was approved by UN on April 3rd, 2013. The treaty seeks to regulate the $70 billion (46.2 billion pounds) business in conventional arms and keep weapons out of the hands of human rights abusers. If the treaty is signed by President Obama, government agencies would review it before the administration decides whether to seek ratification by the Senate. The Arms Trade Treaty is intended to prevent brutal dictators from acquiring conventional weapons including tanks, missiles, warships, artillery, and combat aircraft which they can use on their own people to commit genocide. Passage…

ACTION ALERT: Moms Demand Action Twitter Bomb Today

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Today, April 2, between the hours of 1PM and 3PM EST, the group Moms Demand Action (MDA) is calling on anyone with access to a computer, smartphone or tablet during those hours – be they Mom, Dad, Brother, Sister, Cousin, Grandma or anyone covered by the “rational human being” label – to participate in their organized “Twitter Bomb” on the Senate. If you’ve never participated in one of these, they are extremely effective and worthwhile. From the MDA website: “Please Tweet your Senators as frequently as possible between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2,…

Progressive Press Petition: Demand Majority Leader Harry Reid Step Down

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HARRY REID (D-NV): FOR THE GOOD OF OUR COUNTRY AND FOR THE CHILDREN OF NEWTOWN, RESIGN NOW AS MAJORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE. Today, (AP News) “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided that a proposed assault weapons ban won’t be part of a gun control bill the Senate plans to debate next month.” For the first time in a decade, the will of the People in this country is powering an effort to mitigate the terrible gun violence plaguing our nation. Democrats control the Senate and presumably have the votes needed to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. Yet, one man…

Something the NRA Doesn’t Want You to Know

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Before the recent series of mass-shootings, the common wisdom in political circles was that the American people really didn’t want any new gun control laws and wouldn’t support any new efforts to enact them. The truth is, with all the other major issues our country has dealt with in recent years, gun control was certainly a low priority. While most Americans oppose an outright ban on all guns, the support for other gun control measures has been pretty steady since they started taking opinion polls in the 1930s. While not a complete list of all opinion polls conducted on the…

Press Release From The Educational Fund To Stop Gun Violence Regarding Ted Nugent And SOTU

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2013 MEDIA CONTACT: Ladd Everitt, (202) 701-7171, leveritt@csgv.org EDUCATIONAL FUND TO STOP GUN VIOLENCE CONDEMNS STATE OF THE UNION INVITATION TO TED NUGENT Washington, DC — The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) expressed astonishment today that Ted Nugent, the former rock star turned gun advocate notorious for his threatening, racist, homophobic and sexist language, will be attending the State of the Union Address.Nugent, who is on the board of the NRA, has been invited by Rep. Steven Stockman (R-TX), who described him as a “patriot” — despite Nugent’s stated view that President…

Since Sandy Hook

On December 14, 2012, a young man with social adjustment issues shot and killed 20 six and seven year-old children and 7 adults, including his mother, in Sandy Hook, CT. He then killed himself. This shooting happened approximately 5 months after a mentally unstable man entered a movie theater through a side door in Aurora, CO with numerous military-grade weapons, killed 12 people and injured 58 others, many seriously. He also booby-trapped his apartment so that anyone unknowingly entering the residence would have set off explosives, designed to maim many more. He is awaiting trial. In the weeks since Sandy…

Police in Schools is Not the Answer

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The January 2013 policy brief issued by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Advancement Project, Dignity in Schools Campaign, and the Alliance for Education Justice gives us the following, well researched, case against more police in schools as an answer to the Newton shooting. The brief also provides more measured solutions to violence in our communities.

Myth: “The Second Amendment is to Overthrow the Government.”

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In the debate about gun control, many gun enthusiasts argue that the Second Amendment to the Constitution was written, not for the purposes of hunting or even self-defense, but specifically to give people the ability to rise up against the government when they no longer support that government. These gun enthusiasts further hold the reference to the word militia in the Second Amendment refers to the armed populace in general. As such, this militia has the right to own the type of weapons that would be required to overthrow the government if need be. Let’s take a look at exactly what the…

Dear Heidi, Please Advise: What Makes You A Democrat?

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I feel the need to call a massive FAIL. This past week, newly elected Senator Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) made some pretty terse, disturbing statements – not just for a Democrat – but for a “newly elected” official, regardless of party, speaking in the wake of the murder of 20 children and their teachers. In an interview with This Week’s George Stephanopoulos on January 6th, Heitkamp, a freshman on The Hill, had this to say: “I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration – and if the Washington Post is to be…

The Real Gun Debate: POP-POP-POP-POP-POP vs. POP……….POP

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Think about the Constitution in terms of the tangible right granted by each Amendment – speech, assembly, worship, speedy trial. Within the 2nd Amendment lies the only individual right that involves a for-profit product. Guns are products. Other constitutionally guaranteed rights are not tied to products, which in our society are regulated, all of them – loans, cars, allergy medication, televisions – many heavily so. Yet, we fail, to the tune of nearly 30,000 Americans per year, with the most inherently lethal product on the market – guns. This discussion should not be, and is not now, about the right…