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  • Out and proud (Boston Herald Sportwriter Shares His Gayness With The World -Isn't That Special?)

    09/30/2003 2:20:51 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 35 replies · 381+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 | Ed Gray
    I'm out. I didn't strike out. I wasn't thrown out. And above all, I wasn't forced out. I'm out because I no longer, in good conscience, choose to ignore the unabashed homophobia that is so cavalierly tolerated within the world of sports. I'm out, because the silence of a closeted gay man only serves to give his implicit approval to bigotry. I'm out, because I refuse to continue hiding from the truth that an openly gay man has as much right as a straight man to play sports or report on them. Frankly, I'm out because I can't come up...
  • ANSWER plans April 12 action in DC, SF, LA...still spreading LIES (BARF alert)

    04/02/2003 8:33:10 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 16 replies · 269+ views
    "The whole world is watching us die" APRIL 12: The World Stands Together Against War In the face of Iraqi resistance to the invasion, the U.S. military strategy has abruptly shifted in the last few days. Instead of posing as liberators, the U.S. high command has called for open warfare against the Iraqi civilian population. In the last 48 hours, hundreds of civilians have been shot down on the roadways, in their homes, on their farms. The aerial bombings are becoming more indiscriminate as missiles land in markets and residential neighborhoods. The Iraq war has suddenly taken on the worst...
  • 60 kilometers above Berkeley is now a Space-based weapons free zone

    09/16/2002 2:49:26 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 99 replies · 362+ views ^ | 09/10/2002
    CONSENT CALENDARDate:  9-10-02    PASSEDRESOLUTION NUMBER 61744                                                                                                  To:              Honorable Mayor and                   Members of the City Council From:          Councilmember Dona Spring Subject:           ENDORSING THE SPACE PRESERVATION ACT  AND COMPANION SPACE PRESERVATION TREATY TO PERMANENTLY BAN THE WEAPONIZATION OF SPACE  RECOMMENDATION:  That the Council pass the attached resolution supporting the Space Preservation Act and the companion Space Preservation Treaty, and request that the City Manager send letters to our federal representatives urging their support of the Space Preservation Act.  BACKGROUND:  On January 23rd 2002, Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) introduced the Space Preservation Act, companion to the Space Preservation Treaty, to the US House of Representatives.  ...