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Heart of Darkness – Black on White Crime in America

- I now present to you one of the most ruthless, heartless, unremorseful murderers that I have ever seen.

President Obama: Respect Workers’ Rights – Emancipate United States Postal Workers...

The working conditions created by the inept and irresponsible managers within the postal service is not only un-American, but creates a serious danger to the unsuspecting public at large.

Veterans, The Military, and Religious Freedom

Rightwing, sectarian Christians are embedded at the DVA,  the Pentagon, all branches of the U.S. military, and the military academies. They want Christian armed forces. And they have...

Martin Luther King, Why I Am Opposed to the War in...

"Now, I've chosen to preach about the war in Vietnam because I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for...

Was The Arizona Massacre a Second Amendment Remedy?

Don't retreat: Reload. How does spewing hate and division play in American society? By dekerivers: From a young man on You Tube……the BEST thing I have...

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona shot in the head, several dead,...

Update: From dekerivers Jesse Kelly, a wholesome anti-abortion tea-partying right-wing Christian whack job, Giffords’ Republican opponent in the last election, had scheduled some kind of never-say-die...

Obama’s Liberty Problem: Why Indefinite Detention by Executive Order Should Scare...

President Obama proposal to create a special new legal system by Executive Order is an extremely dangerous end run around Congress and the...

President Obama: ‘It Gets Better’ Statement on Bullying

- President Obama is committed to ending bullying, harassment and discrimination in all its forms in our schools and communities - By Brian Bond at...

Obama appoints record number of gay officials

- Bigotry under attack by most LGBTQA-friendly president in U.S. history - By Sam Hananel WASHINGTON – Less than halfway through his first term, President Barack...

NYT: Military Equality Goes Astray

- The irrational ban on openly gay members of the military wasn’t repealed this year thanks to acrimony and mistrust in the Senate - Ultimately,...

The Dream Lives

I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history...

Ted Olson Eviscerates Fox “News” on Equal Protection and Civil Rights

- Seriously, what part of conservative values and the U.S. Constitution do Fox "News" 'conservatives not get? - By Brad Friedman at The Brad Blog As...

Jews, Zionism, and the Stupidity of Bigotry

We've got to learn to stop thinking in terms of Black and White, Jew and Gentile, or whether a person is Gay or Straight. As long as we think in those terms and continue to antagonize one another, we sabotage every opportunity to form coalitions to fight for our common good. That's why people like Bush, Cheney, and much of the GOP crowd thrive in a hostile environment. They love keeping us ignorant, because ignorance keeps us divided, and that very division allows them to step in and conquer all of our hopes and dreams as a people. It is a must, therefore, that we develop the wisdom to understand that there are only two kinds of people in this world - good people, and bad people.

Turning Points: Israel Caves Under Flotilla Pressure

From the Huffington Post: By Phyllis Bennis Turning points occur in every campaign for human rights and equality. There are moments when, before victory is certain...

Postal Service Employee Abuse Spur Call for Citizen Action Group

Until the Brentwood facility was finally condemned by the CDC, Brentwood postal workers handled all of the mail for Washington, DC, including the ‘official mail’ that contained the anthrax-laden envelopes addressed to Senators Daschle and Leahy. While Capitol Hill workers received prompt medical care, Brentwood postal workers were ordered by USPS officials to continue working in the contaminated facility. Two Brentwood workers died from the inhalation of anthrax, and dozens more are suffering from a variety of ailments related to the anthrax attacks. For decades U.S. presidents have gone all over the globe lecturing world leaders on human rights. Yet, our very own United States Postal Service is among the worst abusers of workers' rights outside of the third world.

Is the Government Putting Something in the Water?

But the Republicans told us to not to worry. They said, if you'll just give up the right to write off the interest on your credit cards and other debts temporarily, the rewards that the rich are enjoying will eventually "trickle down," and you'll all be showered with the benefits of a robust economy. But their promise never came to past. The only thing that trickled down was our having to pay the tax burden of the rich - and even as I write, the rich are enjoying additional tax breaks while we still haven't regained the simple right to write off the interest on our debts .

Judge Wants Closing Statements on Marriage Equity Case in California

Hate and prejudice as embodied in anti-marriage, anti-gay laws face devastating arguments in the federal civil rights case, Perry, Stier, Katami and Zarrillo v....

Mr. President: How About a Little of that Change We Can...

At 600,000 strong, plus family, friends, and neighbors - and in an election year where incumbents are hanging on by their fingernails - postal employees are in the driver's seat of a tank. Yet, they're allowing themselves, and their families, to be robbed by a guy with a butter knife - and not just once outside a liquor store, but repeatedly in what is supposed to be the sanctity of their workplace. This has got to come to an end.

You Do Not Have a Right to Remain Silent Unless You...

Statist reactionaries on the U.S. Supreme Court have again chipped away at the liberty of American citizens. Justices Anthony Kennedy, Chief Justice John G. Roberts...

The People, the Scam, and the Mainstream Media

The mainstream media never becomes interested in a story until there's an explosion - twenty-nine mineworkers trapped in a poisonous coal mine, eleven oil workers vaporized in the Gulf, or when a postal worker snaps from abuse and walks into the post office with an M16 and brings death and destruction to his co-workers. But what's happened to the families of the twenty-nine mineworkers, eleven oil workers, or victims of postal mayhem since? We'll never know, because they've been relegated to the trash bin of yesterday's news.

It’s Time For The Postmaster General to Go, and The Inspector...

But there is an upside to the ledger. Postal employees don't have to beg for justice - they can demand it. They have both the law, and the numbers on their side. There are 600,000 postal employees in America, then when you add all of their family and friends, that's a formidable political group. In addition, in today's political environment up to 76% of the American people are unhappy with incumbents. So postal employees can very easily pull together to make a politician's willingness to fight for workers' rights a litmus test in order to be elected - and that goes for your union officials as well.

To the United States Postal Service: Bring It On!

The document reads, "We the people," not we the government. This is a covert encroachment on the American middle class that the people simply must repeal, or the rights of all Americas will be placed in dire jeopardy. Once the government declares open season on its employees, who's left to protect us from private exploitation?

American Justice – As Practiced by the United States Postal Service

The American people have always been comfortable in their belief that while the citizens of many other countries are routinely victimized by their government that 'it can't happen here.' But what the comfortable middle class fail to understand is the comfort that they take so easily for granted is under dire threat. They've been so mesmerized by MTV and their hedonistic pursuits that they're totally oblivious to the fact that under the new global economic structure the standard of living of the American middle class has become a liability to American business. While many may not feel the pinch yet, if they don't wake up, their carefree way of life is going to become a thing of the past.

Jailed Wisc Vet Knocked Down by High Vets’ Court

Update: Text of CAVC opinion in KEITH A. ROBERTS, APPELLANT, V. ERIC K. SHINSEKI, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE, on Appeal from the Board of...

U.S. doubles anti-Taliban special forces

The Pentagon has increased its use of the military's most elite special operations teams in Afghanistan, more than doubling the number of the highly trained teams assigned to hunt down Taliban leaders, according to senior officials.

Robinson: On Haley Barbour’s ‘diddly’ sense of slavery’s history

By Eugene Robinson It was bad enough when Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell proclaimed "Confederate History Month" without mentioning slavery, but at least he came to...

What’s the matter with white people—Joan Walsh

If the 2008 election had included only the votes of White People, President Obama would have lost in a landslide,  55 percent (McCain-Palin) to...

Bigots Fight Against Family Across Borders

From Brian Leubitz at Prop Eight Trial Tracker: Love Across Borders by Brian Leubitz One of the more important of the 1,000+ rights of marriage under federal...

No Real Arguments Challenge Gay Marriage Equality

As a great civil rights case of our day (Perry et al v. Schwarzenegger) winds its way up the federal court system, a 1970s...

Ten Ways to Fight Hate

Teaching your family and your community not to hate. From the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC): Ten Ways to Fight Hate: A Community Response Guide Hate...

Medal of Honor Recipient: Gays Should Serve

“You hear this nonsense about gays threatening unit cohesion!”

Mil Brass: Won’t Enforce Ban Against Gays and Lesbians

The year, 1960: It had been over a decade since that damn Harry Truman integrated the armed forces when the Greenboro Four decided to...

Obama Commits to Service Equity for Gays and Lesbians

President Obama last night affirmed his commitment to seek a repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.

Howard Zinn, A Personal Reflection

"If those in charge of our society - politicians, corporate executives, and owners of press and television - can dominate our ideas, they will...