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US Politics & Gov't

Open Thread - 6/29/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 1 day ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
University Academics Say Pedophilia Is 'Natural And Normal For Males To Be Aroused By Children'.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: American Psychiatric Association, {APA}, DSM-5, paedophilia normal and natural )

Rosie
- 7 hours ago - truthuncensored.net
The APA produced a conference last year entitled "Classifying Sex: Debating DSM-5" in which it was said that paedophilia interest is "normal and natural for males" and that at least a sizeable minority of normal males would like to have sex with children.
Urge Congress to Pass the International Violence Against Women Act ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: violence, world, war, terrorism, politics, ethics, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', children, women )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
The U.S. can and should act to make the world a safer place for women and girls.
Protect Low-Income Individuals' Rights to Health Services ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, protection, prevention, healthcare, ethics, human rightsgovernment, politics )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Goal: DonâEUR(TM)t deny crucial contraceptive care and preventative health services to low-income individuals.
Protect Runaway and Homeless Youths ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ethics, government, politics, constitution, human rights, society, crime, violence )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Reauthorizing the bipartisan Runaway and Homeless Youth and Trafficking Prevention Act would help provide critical updates to the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act, which expired in September 2013.
Stand With the Apache: No Mining on Sacred Land!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: corruption, ethics, government )

Linda
- 19 hours ago - secure.avaaz.org
The US government is about to handover a beautiful stretch of national forest held sacred by the local Apache tribe -- to a giant foreign mining company. ItâEUR(TM)s a national disgrace, but if we come together now we have a real chance to block the mine.
Stand Up for Progressive Values: Show Your Support for Medicare for All, Expanding Social Security and Stopping the TPP
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: TPP Trade Deal, social security, Medical Care, politics, americans )

Sabine
- 7 hours ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
Last Thursday morning on MSNBC, Sen. Claire McCaskill tore into presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, calling him "too extreme" to be the Democratic nominee. That's noteworthy enough.
Provide Proper Hygiene Products for Female Inmates ~ PLEASE SIGN
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women, treatment, healthcare, ethics, protection, safety, ethics, politics )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - forcechange.com
Goal: Provide female inmates with better access to feminine hygiene products.
Stand Up For Progressive Values Yes to Medicare for All Expanding Social Security No To Secretive TPP - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Progressive values, petition, Bernie Sanders, Claire McCaskill )

Dandelion
- 19 hours ago - act.democracyforamerica.com
Sign Democracy for Americas petition to tell Claire McCaskill and all Democratic candidates in 2016 that you support Medicare for All, expanding Social Security, and opposition to the TPP and you think they should too.
Don't Privatize Social Security! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: usa, social security privatization, republicans, government, politics )

Nancy
- 1 day ago - act.gwengraham.com
FIRST: Serious presidential candidates proposed raising the retirement age. NOW: These same politicians revealed they also want to privatize Social Security!
Now Is Our Time ~ Pass the ERA!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: women's rights, ethics, freedoms, government, politics, constitution )

Beverly
- 1 day ago - dailykos.com
What about Equality for U.S. Women?
Earth to Congress Lay Off The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - Petition
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: house appropriations committee, Financial services, General Government Appropriations Bill, chipping away protections )

Dandelion
- 18 hours ago - action.civilrights.org
House Appropriations Committee has approved a Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2016 that includes multiple attacks on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and its ability to carry on its important work.
Stop the Sneak Attack on Net Neutrality.
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, corruption, crime, dishonesty, ethics, freedoms, government, net neutrality, u.s. )

Kathy
- 19 hours ago - act.credoaction.com
Big Telecom's allies in Congress have slipped language into a 158-page government-funding bill that would take away these Net Neutrality protections we all fought so hard to win. It's nothing less than a sneak attack on Net Neutrality.
Hi, I'M Uncle Sam and I'M a War-Oholic
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Government, USA, War, Culture of Violence, Military, Propaganda )

EARTHDAY
- 17 hours ago - commondreams.org
America's War on... Everything! Think of Americas numerous so-called wars and consider if theres been any measurable progress made in ANY of them.
A Tale of Two Courts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: death penalty, Republican Reich, SCROTUS )

TomCat
- 12 minutes ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
US Supreme Court Backs Coal Profits Over Public Health
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Old King Coal )

Michael
- 16 hours ago - commondreams.org
Placing the interests of Big Coal over public health, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to back the Environmental Protection Agency's new power plant emissions standards.
The Scariest Trade Deal Nobody's Talking About Just Suffered a Big Leak
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: cover-up, dishonesty, freedoms, news, war )

John
- 13 hours ago - newrepublic.com
The largest agreement is also the least heralded: the 51-nation Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA). The deal would liberalize global trade of services. TiSA would restrict how governments can manage their public laws through an effective regulatory cap. I
Renzi Resurfaces: Censorship of Apache Elders Voices
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: graft, corruption, politics, native rights, reservation lands, ecological protection )

John
- 7 hours ago - bsnorrell.blogspot.ca
Apache are preparing to lead a national caravan to DC to demand repeal of the Oak Flat land swap, where Arizona Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake gave Apache sacred land to the foreign corporation Resolution Copper
Sniper Shots and Mass Arrests: UN Gaza Report Also Documents Israeli Abuses in West Bank Last Summer
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: war, Israel, Gaza, UN, news, Israeli war crimes, abuse, corruption, ethics, government, politics, terrorism )

Carrie
- 21 minutes ago - mondoweiss.net
The recently released United Nations report on the 2014 war in Gaza meticulously documents last summer's horror. The reports of Israeli executions of Palestinians, Israel's aerial assaults on Palestinians in their homes in Gaza and other aspects of ...
Open Thread - 6/30/2015
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, videos )

TomCat
- 14 minutes ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
   

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