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Toxic Lead to Cover Iowa Killing Fields

How the National Rifle Association and the Iowa Legislature are threatening Iowa wildlife. by Walter Brasch Iowa, which gave us the carnival known as the Iowa Straw Poll and artery-clogging Deep Fried Butter, will unleash another health problem, beginning Sept. 1. The Iowa legislature last year approved a dove hunting season, the first in more


Stand in Support of Nafissatou Diallo: Tuesday in Manhattan

WHEN:  Tuesday, August 23, 2011, 11:00 AM WHERE:  100 Centre Street, Manhattan WHY: To “Connect The Dots” between the outcome of the Dominique Strauss-Kahn case and the broader issue of violence and sexual assault New York, NY– Connect The Dots, a coalition of anti-violence advocates, activists, and individuals, is demanding that the Manhattan  DA continue


Interview with David Jon Sponheim, Presidential Candidate, America’s Third Party

Dismissive of the Tea Party as an artificial creation of big corporations and Fox News, the ambitiously-named America’s Third Party is part of a coalition of centrists and moderate progressives that includes the National Centrist Party and the slightly more progressive Modern Whig Party (which we’ll interview very soon). ATP’s promises are ambitious: The Tea Party members


Protest vs. Local Revolution

Cindy Sheehan writes that  taking back local control of our resources, economy, environment, food and clean-energy production, co-operatives, politics, education, etc, is the only long-term strategy we have left to us for basic survival. by Cindy Sheehan Originally posted at RevComs. I would say that I belong to the classification of “protester.” For the last seven


Interview with Darryl W. Perry, Chair, Boston Tea Party

The Boston Tea Party was formed in 2006 by former Libertarian Party members dissatisfied with the LP’s “abdication of political responsibilities.” “Americans deserve and desperately need a pro-freedom party,” the BTP’s founders stated, one “that forcefully advocates libertarian solutions to the issues of today”. Among their objections to the mainstream Libertarian Party was its nomination

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