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Bipartisan Coalition Calls for Authorization Vote Regarding Iraq Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Walter Jones, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Jim McGovern sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for debate and vote on an authorization for the use of military force in Iraq when the House returns on September 8th. Read the Full Story
Racist Detroit Policies Lead to Lawsuit Against Water Shut-Offs Racism does not only come in the form of bullets fired by a police officer. Detroit’s socio-political problems are furthered by blatantly racist, ALEC sponsored, Koch brothers–backed Tea Party candidates and legislation, which have lead to gentrification and cutting off of water to minority residents in predominantly African American communities. Read the Full Story
Big Power Out, Solar In: UBS Urges Investors to Join Renewables Revolution Big power stations in Europe could be redundant within 10-20 years as electric cars, cheaper batteries and new solar technologies transform the way electricity is generated, stored and distributed, say analysts at the world’s largest private bank. Read the Full Story
Hear Sen. Cory Booker Rally Denverites for Mentor Sen. Mark Udall DENVER — Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker blew through Denver this weekend to canvas with Senator Mark Udall on the opening day of Udall’s northeast Denver campaign office. Also attending the packed event were Colorado’s Senator Michael Bennet and prominent black leaders in the state including Rep. Angela Williams and Councilman Albus Brooks. Read the Full Story
Rep. Ellison Statement on the Announcement of an Open-Ended Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Hamas MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after Israeli and Hamas officials announced they had agreed to an open-ended ceasefire. “I am happy and relieved with yesterday’s ceasefire agreement,” Rep. Ellison said. “I call on all parties to comply with the agreement and refrain from further violence. It is time to move forward with negotiations and diplomacy that will ultimately end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read the Full Story
Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress. Read the Full Story
Activists Sound Alarm as More Police Departments Consider Using Drones Police departments in the U.S. are increasingly considering the use of drones as a law enforcement tool, even as civil rights groups and media turn up scrutiny of police militarization in the wake of brutal crackdowns on anti-brutality protesters in Ferguson, Missouri and other cities. The Baltimore Sun reported on Sunday that agencies in several Maryland counties are considering testing drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), for intelligence gathering and "high-risk tactical raids." Read the Full Story
Hamas and Israel Agree to Extended Gaza Cease-Fire GAZA CITY — Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday reached a long-term cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, according to officials on both sides, halting the longest, bloodiest battle either side has experienced in years — but without resolving many of the bigger issues underlying the conflict. Read the Full Story
Take What is Yours, Ladies Sojourner Truth said “If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” It looks like we will have to do just that. August 26th is Women’s Equality Day across our nation. Not so much for the women of North Carolina. 94 years ago in 1920, women won the right to vote after decades of fighting for the 19th Amendment. Women of color had to fight within the fight, and then fight on to realize that right in full. Read the Full Story
Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who Sentenced Don Siegelman) Is Now Hoping to Avoid Prosecution Altogether Alabama's former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman is currently serving a 6.5 year sentence in a federal prison for something that he did not personally profit from, did not know was a crime, and that 113 bi-partisan former state Attorneys General agree had never been a crime before Siegelman was convicted of it. Read the Full Story
Activists Deliver Amendment Petitions to 21 Senate Offices Congress may be on recess, but activists across the country are not taking a break from the nationwide push to get big money out of politics. Today activists teamed up for a massive petition drop, delivering petitions in support of a constitutional amendment to overturn decisions like Citizens United to 21 Senate offices in 15 states (Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington). Read the Full Story
New York Climate March Swells to Global Movement Plans are in motion for climate marches in Turkey, France, Bulgaria, Guyana, Brazil, Burundi and others, ahead of Ban Ki-moon’s climate summit this September. The original People’s Climate March, which will roll through New York as world leaders gather for the landmark conference, has swollen into a global movement, with over 30 events now scheduled to take place across six continents.  Read the Full Story
Missouri GOP Chief Thinks Helping Ferguson Residents Register to Vote is 'Disgusting' On Tuesday, the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, Matt Wills, spoke with Breitbart regarding reports that voter registration booths had been set up in Ferguson. Apparently, civil rights activists, led by Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, have used the protests in Ferguson over the death of Mike Brown to convince local residents to register to vote. This doesn’t sit well with Wills and the state’s GOP. Read the Full Story
Currency Manipulation Costs Jobs in Indiana American businesses could be hiring more workers today if we ended unfair trade practices used by some of our trading partners. No matter how competitive companies are in Indiana, they struggle to keep up with foreign competitors that are given an unearned advantage because of currency manipulation. Read the Full Story
Inside the Remote, Secretive Detention Center for Migrant Families Hundreds of migrant families who have entered the US from Central America are being held in detention while they wait to be processed. Over 600 people are being held in the main facility, in Artesia, NM. The government is working to deport these families as quickly as possible, in the hopes of sending a message that will deter more families from coming. That's raised concerns about whether they're getting due process in their immigration cases, or whether families whose lives might be in danger are being deported. Read the Full Story
Michael Brown and Disparity of Due Process Michael Brown didn’t get due process. The still unnamed police officer who shot the 18-year-old black teenager dead in Ferguson will get plenty of it. This is the root of the frustration that is driving the African-American community to the streets in north St. Louis County over yet another senseless killing of a young black man. Read the Full Story
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image Big Power Out, Solar In: UBS Urges Investors to Join Renewables Revolution
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image Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty
image Activists Sound Alarm as More Police Departments Consider Using Drones
image Hamas and Israel Agree to Extended Gaza Cease-Fire
image Take What is Yours, Ladies
image Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who Sentenced Don Siegelman) Is Now Hoping to Avoid Prosecution Altogether
image Activists Deliver Amendment Petitions to 21 Senate Offices
image New York Climate March Swells to Global Movement
image Missouri GOP Chief Thinks Helping Ferguson Residents Register to Vote is 'Disgusting'
image Currency Manipulation Costs Jobs in Indiana
image Inside the Remote, Secretive Detention Center for Migrant Families
image Michael Brown and Disparity of Due Process

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PDA Advisory Board Members Urge Cease-Fire Between Israel an…

PDA Advisory Board Members Urge Cease-Fire Between Israel and Palestine

PDA Advisory Board members Reps. John Conyers, Keith Ellison, and Barbara Lee joined 3 congressional colleagues--Reps. Jim Moran, Hank Johnson, and Alan Lowenthal--calling upon President Obama and Secretary Kerry to...

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Hundreds Turn Out To Protest Detroit Water Shutoffs

Hundreds Turn Out To Protest Detroit Water Shutoffs

As many as one thousand people showed up outside Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Friday, calling for an immediate moratorium on service shutoffs by the city’s water department. Among them was “Avengers” actor...

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Detroit water shut-offs condemned as threat to health

Detroit water shut-offs condemned as threat to health

The decision by the bankrupt city of Detroit to cut off the water supply to 80,000 homes with outstanding water bills is a public health disaster in the making, says...

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Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

Officials say voter ID law working well in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A spokesman for the state Election Commission says the lack of problems at the polls during last month's primaries shows South Carolina's voter ID law is working well. Read...

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A National Call to Link Arms for Detroit: Stop the Water Shu…

A National Call to Link Arms for Detroit: Stop the Water Shut Offs and Restore Democracy –  July 18th Protest

On July 18th thousands of activists and dozens of organizations will converge on downtown Detroit to protest the privatization of the city’s assets, and the disconnection of water to tens...

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Democrats Introduce Bill that Could Lead to Impeachment for …

Democrats Introduce Bill that Could Lead to Impeachment for Justices Thomas and Scalia

On Thursday, a group of Democratic lawmakers proposed a law to establish a Code of Conduct  for the Supreme Court. It’s surely to have Supreme Court Justices Thomas and Scalia quaking...

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