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US Politics & Gov't

90-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor, Hedy Epstein, Arrested in Ferguson Protest
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: holocaust survivor, Hedy Epstein, Ferguson, women, human rights )

Nancy
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
Hedy Epstein, a Holocaust survivor and long-time human rights activist, was arrested today in front of Governor Jay Nixon's downtown office along with eight others. If the spirit moves you, Hedy's website link is within this news.
Sign the Petition: Water Is a Human Right and a Public Trust. Turn the Water Back on in Detroit!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: water, Detroit, human rights, poverty, petitions )

Freya
- 5 days ago - turnthewateron.dailykos.com
Water shutoffs by the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD) have forced residents out of their homes to live with neighbors and family. Detroit's water infrastructure needs adequate investment, not the Emergency Manager's cruel attempt to balance
Despite Potential Groundswell, Congress Reluctant to Recognize Palestinian Rights
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Palestine, IDF, Americans, human rights, world, war, politics, government, ethics, congress, news, freedoms )

Carrie
- 13 days ago - mondoweiss.net
If the polls are to be believed, the days of unconditional US support for Israel are numbered. Younger American voters are increasingly blaming the IDF for the wanton havoc it wreaks in occupied Palestine.
Urge the U.S. Government to Stop Arming Israel ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, human rights, international law, ethics, crime, dishonesty, war, death, civilians, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, politics, military, news, terrorism )

Carrie
- 32 days ago - act.amnestyusa.org
Indiscriminate targeting of civilian areas is against international law. And yet the U.S. and other countries are supplying weapons to Israel, knowing that they risk fuelling the current crisis. This has to stop.
Obama: Don't Let Israel Bomb Gaza Hospital ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Israel, Gaza, human rights, humanitarian law, hospitals, government, ethics, terrorism )

Carrie
- 37 days ago - petitions.moveon.org
President Obama should demand that the Israeli government refrain from bombing Wafa Hospital and other medical facilities in Gaza protected by international humanitarian law.
I Support Repeal of the Death Penalty ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, government, death penalty, mistakes, human rights )

Nancy
- 52 days ago - org2.salsalabs.com
Since 1973, at least 144 people have been freed after evidence revealed that they were wrongfully sentenced to die. That's almost one innocent person exonerated for every ten who've been executed.
Stand Up For Native Children! ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: indigenous children, Native American, usa, human rights, government )

Nancy
- 70 days ago - signforgood.com
There's just no way around it: the federal government has failed our American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian children. That's why it's high time we took action to better protect and support Native children in this country.
Demand That Oklahoma Halt All Executions ACTION ALL
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: death penalty, government, americans, human rights, americans )

Nancy
- 111 days ago - ncadp.org
National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty 90 million Americans believe the death penalty is wrong. We mobilize them to end the death penalty state by state.
Idaho Says No to Final Resting Place for Veteran and Spouse
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: LGBT Rights, Human Rights, Common Decency, Navy Vet, Madelynn Taylor, Idaho, Idaho State, Veterans Cemetery, Discrimination )

Brian
- 117 days ago - boiseweekly.com
"It's possible that Madelynn Taylor is the best reason for Idaho to add the words. The Navy vet is victim to what may be the most blatant example of LGBT discrimination by the state of Idaho, and all she's asking for is to be laid to rest alongside..."
Mass. Abortion Clinic Buffer Zone Law Is Debated in US Supreme Court
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: supremecourt, human rights, women's rights, reproductive rights, constitution, healthcare, SupremeCourt, freedoms )

Beverly
- 218 days ago - boston.com
An attorney for the state of Massachusetts defended the state's abortion clinic buffer zone law today in the nation's highest court, saying the law properly protects the free speech rights of protesters, while at the same time ensuring public safety.
Women in Congress Protest Against Anti-Abortion Bill H.R. 7
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, reproductive rights, human rights, ethics, freedoms, abuse, constitution, congress, democrats, government, politics )

Beverly
- 218 days ago - bustle.com
In an unexpected turn of events Wednesday, several Democratic women started a protest right outside the House Judiciary Committee's room in the Rayburn Office Building.
TAKE ACTION: Tell Your Representative: Don't Take Away Abortion Coverage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: human rights, women's rights, reproductive rights, government, ethics, constitution, abuse, freedoms, healthcare, politics )

Beverly
- 218 days ago - secure.ppaction.org
We have to stop this dangerous bill, and stop it now. Tell your representative to vote NO on this dangerous bill.
TAKE ACTION: Sexual Assault Is None of the IRS's Business
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, reproductive rights, human rights, constitution, ethics, freedoms, abuse, republicans, politics )

Beverly
- 218 days ago - act.weareultraviolet.org
Women's private medical records are none of the IRS's business. Victims of sexual violence should not have to recount their stories to satisfy the Tea Party's obsession with reproductive care. Stop H.R. 7.
Tell Utah Governor: You Can't "Unmarry" Legally Wed Same-Sex Couples - SIGN PLEASE !
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Utah, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert, LGBT, same sex marriage, human rights, SCOTUSrepublicans, politics )

Angelika
- 223 days ago - leftaction.com
in a truly appalling move, hundreds of newly and legally married Utah couples have been told that their marriages are now "on hold until further notice" and will not be recognized by the state of Utah - even though they were sanctioned by that state.
 

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