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How Jehovah's Witnesses Won Colin Kaepernick's Right to NOT Honor the Flag
Jamie Wendland: How Jehovah's Witnesses Won Colin Kaepernick's Right to NOT Honor the Flag Most Americans don't realize the long fought battle of Jehovah's Witnesses to not honor nation or flag. 11 11 Comment Count
Boot on Head
News Orgs + Social Media Now Filtering "Misinformation" From the Internet The partner network includes Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, The New York Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed News, CNN, ABC News of Australia, ProPublica, AFP, The Telegraph, France Info, Breaking News, Le Monde's Les Decodeurs, International Business Times UK, Eurovision News Exchange and Al Jazeera Media Network.Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are now officially dead. 44 44 Comment Count
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: Combat Child Pornography A conviction for possessing pornographic images that are illegal or involves a minor is considered one of the greatest crimes in the country and can result in fines, and convictions including up to 15 years in federal prison as well as registration as a sex offender.
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Poll: 75% of White Men and 60% of White Women Strongly Dislike Hillary Clinton The new Washington Post/ABC poll released Wednesday has tons of dreadful news for Donald Trump, who is viewed unfavorably by 70 percent of its respondents. But it isn’t all rosy for Hillary Clinton either.First off, the poll shows that Clinton is viewed unfavorably by a remarkable 75 percent of white men and is only viewed favorably by 23 percent of that demographic. Now, Trump’s numbers among white... 12 12 Comment Count
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: Orlando Attack Aganist Humanity, US Fighting Terrorism Throughout its history, America has used its foreign policies to maintain freedom and democracy.... 2 2 Comment Count
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Ron Madden: Assange Has Clinton Email Where She Instructs Staff to Remove "Classified" Heading from Document and Send It A rather depressing interview conducted on British television this past Sunday with Julian Assange has him saying that the person ultimately responsible for issuing an indictment against Hillary Clinton is (unfortunately) Barack Obama's chosen Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, whom Assange is convinced would never issue an indictment against Madam Secretary, regardless of what the FBI may recommend. 4 4 Comment Count
The Media has a microphone and a responsibility.
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: Media could effect economic development. Even if development were possible between the social sectors, will it be acceptable to other general public and of course, I almost forgot, the media ?
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Marcia G. Yerman: Equal Means Equal: Why the ERA Must Be Passed A look at why the Equal Rights Amendment must be passed. It is an important legal tool. The rights women have gained over the past few decades have been through laws and legislation, which can easily be overturned.
Women in Media
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: Negative attitudes towards women journalists The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said that despite the fact women comprise at least 38 per cent of the workforce in journalism, less than one per cent of media executive posts are held by women. 1 1 Comment Count
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: Democracy, Development And Empowerment of people. The real institutionalization of democratic development,invariably implies that national and international laws are evolved through the rational process of democratization.
Kamala Budhathoki Sarup: Terrorism and poverty harms democracy. Terrorism will only be effectively tackled when poverty is properly addressed. We have to start down the road towards economic improvement. 1 1 Comment Count
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Marcia G. Yerman: A Talk with Tom Steyer about "Spotlight California" An interview with Tom Steyer of NextGenClimate about the importance of environmental justice and the 2016 vote.
Clinton Presidential Library
Michael McCray: Clinton School of Public Service Co-hosts Whistleblower Summit Lecture Series at Clinton Presidential Library The University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service will co-host free lectures and events open to the public that celebrate the important role of whistleblowers and their advocates. The events, which will take place at the Clinton Presidential Library and other nearby locations, are cosponsored by The Whistleblower Summit for Civil & Human Rights; a Washington, D.C.-based organization of whistleblowers and advocates. 5 5 Comment Count
At One with Time and All Life
Marcello Rollando: What American Dreams May Come The Day After The key to life: knowing the difference between what is guaranteed and what is not, and living accordingly. 1 1 Comment Count
Marcia G. Yerman: Kate Nace Day: Human Trafficking Activist Under our national law, anyone beneath the age of 18 who is sold for sex is a trafficking victim. Consent is irrelevant. But in many states, prostituted children are still arrested and treated as criminals. 4 4 Comment Count
Wondering what's Beyond Limited Vision
Marcello Rollando: Beyond ISIL: Brussels, Cuba and Obama Have we given any thought to what's beyond ISIS and Obama -- not just who will be the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, but who will we be, beyond who we've become? 1 1 Comment Count
Money in politics among the TOP 3 ISSUES 64% of Democratic caucus voters considered while voting
Why Money in Politics is a Form of Corporate Overreach, Legitimized by the SCOTUS Roberts 5 The lion share of money in politics comes directly from large public corporation or indirectly from their largest stockholders, therefore money in politics is in essence corporate overreach, as is why the U.S. Middle-Class has fallen behind their counterparts in other counties in recent decades.  Mr. Sanders, who largely kept his cool in the debate, ignored the broadside and instead reiterated his familiar critiq...
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Human Rights in Ukraine after the Euromaidan We have to admit: after winning ‘Euromaidan’, the human rights situation in Ukraine has deteriorated significantly.  This trend became apparent already in 2014, evidenced by a number of laws approved during the post-Maidan wave. In particular, we are talking about the law allowing preventive detention of citizens for 30 days, despite the fact that under the Constitution a person may be detained only for 72 ho... 1 1 Comment Count
MoveOn for Bernie
Bernie's Votes (267,750) and Percentage (78.6) are a MoveOn Record"-for any Presidential Candidate in Its 17-year Histor Here are 5 of the top reasons MoveOn members support Bernie and will mobilize to get out the vote on his behalf in Iowa, New Hampshire, and other crucial early states.1. Bernie’s lifelong commitment to standing up to corporate and 1% interests to fight for an economy where everyone has a fair shot. 2. He’s standing up for justice for communities facing    oppression. 3. He’ll say no to per... 2 2 Comment Count
3D Shackled Debt
How Debt Conquered America Wherever modern war exists, governments are indebted to bankers. This is what prompted a cash-strapped Napoleon to observe: “When a government is dependent upon bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is above the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain.”  I... 5 5 Comment Count Democracy in action
Please Petition MoveOn to have a "Democracy for America Style" Endorsement Vote before the Iowa Caucus PETITION BACKGROUND This petition is to encourage to hold a membership vote to endorse a Democratic candidate for President before the Iowa Caucus.   On the “Run Warren Run” website MoveOn states: “We will encourage all candidates to embrace the Warren agenda on the economy, pursue diplomacy over war, fight to get big money out of politics and address climate change, and presen... 1 1 Comment Count
No-Fly List
Rationale and Consequence of GOP's No-Fly List Gun Debate Position There are the reasons people, especially partisan politicians, give and the real reasons. Watchlist has imperfections and possible violation Second Amendment rights were the reasons used by the Senate GOP. What list is perfect and shouldn’t the SCOTUS determine constitutionality rather than the Senate? A Real reason omitted is fighting terrorist is a top priority of the 1%, in order to protect their assets arou... 1 1 Comment Count
U.S. Constitution -- No. 1
Pro-Democracy Group Warns of Secret Right-Wing Push to Rewrite Constitution Under the radar of corporate media and general public, a "dangerous proposal" is bubbling up in state legislatures throughout the country....The threat comes in the form of a constitutional convention, assembled under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, one of several mechanisms that enables future amendments. Article V requires Congress to call such a gathering once 34 state legislatures submit petitions to do so; new consti... 4 4 Comment Count
Corporatocracy - Maximize Profits regardless of the social and environmental cost
Americans' Embracing Democracy Versus Corporatocracy: the Difference between Bernie and Hillary in one Paragraph The dialogue between Hillary and a Harvard Medical School physician supporting single-payer -- accompanying Bernie to his February 1993 meeting at the White House -- is important for the record. They got their meeting at the White House and the two doctors laid out the case for single-payer to the first lady:“She said, ‘You make a convincing case, but is there any force on the face of the earth that could cou... 7 7 Comment Count
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Natylie Baldwin: How Bias Warps Criminal Justice In his new book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, [Adam] Benforado combs through decades of social science research to demonstrate how many of the tools used in our criminal justice system—from interrogating the accused to solitary confinement for prisoners—are inherently flawed, too often harming the innocent rather than serving justice and keeping our communities safe.  We humans don&rsquo...
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Gabrielle Monserrate: Join Adrian Grenier, Deepak Chopra & Susuan Sarandon For The Film That Will Help Transform the Unjust US Prison System Join Adrian Grenier, Deepak Chopra & Susuan Sarandon For The Film That Will Help Transform the Unjust US Prison System 1 1 Comment Count
Jeb Bush
Jeb Bush Promises to Govern Just Like His Brother, But Even More So George W. Bush passed a sweeping across-the-board tax cut in 2001, promising his plan would promote faster economic growth while still allowing budget surpluses. Instead, Bush's plan brought back the structural deficits that had disappeared during the 1990s, along with a mediocre recovery that was itself inflated by a housing bubble, the popping of which culminated in the deepest economic crisis since the Great Depression. You...
Black Panthers : No Legend by Abode of Chaos N degrees67
Armed revolution and free breakfast: The extraordinary true story of "The Black Panthers" and how they shaped our era It’s useless to inquire whether the organizers of Black Lives Matter have learned the lessons of the Black Panthers, the explosive and extraordinary activist movement that shook the American establishment to its core in the late 1960s and was promptly destroyed. It’s especially useless, no doubt, for a white dude writing an article on the Internet to ask that question, and I claim no special insight into ... 21 21 Comment Count
Supporters mob populist Democrat Bernie Sanders
Why Bernie Sanders' Populist Revolution is Key to Amending our Constitution The linked article tells of 7 of the 17 constitutional amendments adopted since the Bill of Rights have reversed damaging Supreme Court decisions that threatened popular democracy and features the women's suffrage amendment (19th) that women fought for, tooth and nail, for more than 70 years in every state across the country. This amendment was the fourth to be ratified, which were adopted between July 12, 1909 and ... 1 1 Comment Count
US secret police posing as members of the press From Operation Mockingbird to present, the US secret police has a long history of being anti freedom of the press. This Common Dreams article describes someone from the secret police posing as an AP reporter.  What can we do at opednews to better insure that Editors and Reporters here are not working for the secret police and are working for freedom of the press?  My vote is for freedom of the press, free of manipula...

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