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US Politics & Gov't

Black Mississippi Judge Opens a Can of Whoopa*s on White Murderers -- and It's Awesome
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, racism, Mississippi, Judge James Craig Anderson, racism, government, news, crime, murder, law, good news, Human Rights, Civil Rights, freedoms )

Carrie
- 18 days ago - rawstory.com
The US District judge tasked with sentencing the men responsible for murdering James Craig Anderson in Mississippi in 2011 asked them to sit down while he read a lengthy statement about the history of race relations in Mississippi.
Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore Issues Late Night Order Forbidding Same-Sex Weddings on Monday
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Human Rights, Gay Rights, Same Sex Marriage, Alabama, law, Federal Court, government, abuse, crime, ethics, freedoms, dishonesty, politics, news )

Carrie
- 25 days ago - rawstory.com
Moore advised judges to disregard the federal court ruling, writing, âEURoeI am dismayed by those judges in our state who have stated they will recognize and unilaterally enforce a federal court decision which does not bind them.
US Slams International Criminal Court For Palestinian War Crimes Inquiry
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, Israel Palestine, ICC, Israeli war crimes, government, ethics, politics, news, AIPAC )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - ibtimes.com
The U.S. said it "strongly" disagreed with the decision by International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to begin an inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories.
Shep Smith: States Fighting Marriage Equality Are the Same Ones That Opposed Integration (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, media, Fox News, ethics, Human Rights, same sex marriage, politics, government, Supreme Court )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - rawstory.com
With the Supreme Court seemingly poised to settle the legal question regarding same-sex marriages once and for all, Fox News host Shepherd Smith argued on Friday that the issue parallels that of civil rights for communities of color.
Kentucky State Senator Proposes $2,500 Bounty on Each Trans Kid Caught in 'Wrong' Bathroom
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Human Rights, Kentucky, LGBT Equality, politics, government, news, ethics, freedoms, republicans )

Carrie
- 47 days ago - rawstory.com
A Kentucky Republican State Senator is sponsoring a bill that would entitle students who find transgender individuals in the bathrooms of their chosen gender to collect $2,500 in damages from the school, US News reports.
Rand Paul: Kicking Palestinians Is a Freebie
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Rand Paul, Palestine, Israel, AIPAC, ICC, Human Rights, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, republicans, propaganda, politics, news, congress )

Carrie
- 52 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Senator Paul appears to believe that kicking Palestinians even more than Netanyahu and AIPAC is a freebie -- that nobody worth caring about will bother to complain.
Rand Paul: Accept Palestinians' Right to Join the ICC ~ PETITION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Palestine, ICC, congress, corruption, ethics, freedoms, Human Rights, government, dishonesty, news, politics, propaganda, crime )

Carrie
- 55 days ago - codepink.salsalabs.com
Sen. Rand Paul, We call on you to withdraw your proposed legislation that would end US aid to Palestine, and we urge respect Palestine's efforts to become party to the ICC. The UN General Assembly and Secretary General assert that any state is allowed...
Urge the New Congress to Protect Refugees and Asylum Seekers ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: asylum seekers, refugees, US policy, government, world, human rights )

Nancy
- 56 days ago - secure2.convio.net
This week, the new Congress convenes in Washington. Please take a moment to remind your Representative and Senators of their responsibility to continue support and protection for refugees and asylum seekers who, like many of our ancestors, see America...
State Dep't Threatens Aid to Palestinians Over ICC, But Holds Out No Consequences for Israel's Settlements
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Israel, Palestine, double standard, ICC, illegal settlements, Human Rights, Hypocricy, politics, news, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 56 days ago - mondoweiss.net
Yesterday we saw two glaring double standards in the American official discourse when it comes to Israel and other countries.
Can We Ever Recover From the Murder of John Kennedy?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: world, americans, freedoms, environment, war, government, human rights, JFK, MLK, Lennon, Ghandi )

Nancy
- 58 days ago - ecowatch.com
The better angels of our souls now demand that we ask not what our planet can do for us ...
U.S. Slams Freeze on Palestinian Tax Money: We Warned Israel It Would Cause Tensions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, Israel, Palestine, U.S., Obama Administration, ethics, government, politics, news )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - haaretz.com
The U.S. administration is concerned about the ramifications of halting the financial assistance, which is liable to make it impossible for the PA to pay the salaries of tens of thousands of employees.
Investigate Settler Attack on U.S. Diplomatic Officials ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Human Rights, diplomats, U.S. Embassy, Jerusalem, Israel, illegal Israeli settlements, terrorism, Americans, violence, government, ethics, abuse, news )

Carrie
- 59 days ago - org.salsalabs.com
On Fri',Jan.2nd, Israeli far-right settlers from the illegal Adei Ad outpost in the West Bank stoned two cars belonging to the staff of the U.S. consulate.The U.S. consulate has video documenting the settlers' attack.Urge President Obama and your rep ...
Sign the Petition to the Feds: Stop Militarizing Our Police
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: human rights, violence, terrorism, usa, government, politics, propaganda, abuse, corruption, constitution, congress, ethics, freedoms )

Beverly
- 73 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Sign the petition to President Barack Obama, the Defense Secretary and Homeland Security Secretary Johnson: stop sending military equipment to local and state police.
Tell Congress: Our Farmers Deserve Justice ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, dishonesty, corruption, abuse, politics, economy, human rights, farmers )

Beverly
- 73 days ago - farmaid.org
Join Farm Aid and tell Congress to stand up for family farmers by protecting the GIPSA rules.
Tell Education Secretary Arne Duncan: Reform Student Loan Debt Collection - PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, education, politics, debt, human rights )

Beverly
- 87 days ago - campaigns.dailykos.com
Education Secretary Arne Duncan doesn't need approval from Congress to begin making changes to this broken system.
 

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