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  • THE CONSERVATIVE MOVEMENT STRIKES BACK

    05/13/2014 10:55:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 13, 2014 | by DAVID BOSSIE
    With decisive primary victories by U.S. Senate candidate Ben Sasse in Nebraska and U.S. House candidate Alex Mooney in West Virginia, the establishment’s dream of electing more status quo-supporting candidates has been stopped after just one week. Sasse and Mooney, both fine conservative candidates, ran smart races and closed strong. When Thom Tillis won the U.S. Senate primary in North Carolina last week (which took millions in establishment funds to make happen), D.C. elites, along with the mainstream media, were giddy as they wrote a seemingly never-ending stream of conservative candidate obituaries. I was entertained by the tone of the...
  • Escape From The Iron-Fisted Worldwide Church of God Cult into The Power and Freedom of Jesus Christ!

    01/03/2014 7:51:36 PM PST · by Colofornian · 15 replies
    JoyfullyGrowingInGrace ^ | April 15, 2013 | Mark Smith
    It is with a grateful heart that I’ve received yet another testimony. This one like so many others, came via an email, and is a great blessing to me and to others who contend for the Gospel in the arena with those who pursue Torah. Many thanks to Mark Smith for the following. Mark’s story is about coming out of the Worldwide Church of God, from which the Hebrew Roots Movement draws much of its doctrine.This testimony will also appear on the Testimonies Page here at JGIG.If you have a testimony you’d like to share about coming out of the...
  • Using Child Porn To Take Down The Liberty Movement? (Video)

    08/22/2013 1:57:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    BenSwan.com ^ | 8/22/13 | staff
    Dan Johnson of the group P.A.N.D.A (People Against the NDAA) talks with Ben Swann about the child pornography sent to him via a Tormail account. The email, which claimed to have come from Stewart Rhodes (founder and national director of Oathkeepers), actually contained 6 PDFs with graphic child pornography. “Our IT tech estimates it took about 8 to 9 hours to put this [email] together…something this technologically sophisticated. It was specifically designed, number one, to be found; and number two, to implicate Stewart Rhodes in sending me the email and to implicate me in having the email on my computer,”...
  • Livni: In Each Generation, Some Refuse to Give Up

    12/11/2012 3:28:32 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/12/12
    Tzipi Livni lit Hanukkah candles Tuesday evening with activists from her new party.... “In every generation a group of people arise who do not give in, and who fight against every challenge, even if it is hard and the odds do not look good,” she said. “The group keeps fighting to bring the light.”
  • Livni Announces New Party: 'The Movement'

    11/27/2012 2:57:05 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 8 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/11/12 | Gil Ronen
    Former Kadima chair Tzipi Livni held a news conference at 12:00 noon to announce that she is running for the 19th Knesset at the helm of an independent party, "The Movement – Headed by Tzipi Livni." Livni met Monday with another former Kadima chair, Ehud Olmert, and informed him of her decision. According to a Maagar Mochot poll published Thursday, a list headed by Livni would garner nine Knesset seats and "steal" seats from Labor, which would get only 19, and Yair Lapid's Yesh Atid (Future) party, which would get 4 seats. Lapid has offered Livni the Number Two position...
  • Critical Mass bike movement at 20 years

    09/27/2012 1:20:18 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 18 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Peter Fimrite
    The bicycle party known as Critical Mass turns 20 on Friday. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of riders in all manner of dress and - if recent history holds true, no dress at all - will band together for a commemorative, congestion-causing cruise through downtown San Francisco. [snip] Chris Carlsson, the Critical Mass spokesman, said he expects 5,000 to 10,000 riders on Friday, more than 10 times the number of riders who routinely participate. "It's going to be a gigantic mess, but it is going to be fun," Carlsson said.
  • Thinking outside the box with little libraries

    01/23/2012 4:57:38 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 27 replies
    JSOnline ^ | 1-23-12 | Meg Jones
    Madison - Alicia Rheal is an artist who lives on a quiet street within sight of the Capitol. She's also a librarian. Instead of rows and rows of bookshelves filled with Dewey Decimal System-categorized tomes, Rheal's library is decidedly low-tech and charming. No library cards are required. There are no fines. In fact, library users are encouraged to take any book they want and keep it. Rheal is one of many caretakers of the growing phenomenon of Little Free Libraries - tiny boxes designed to promote literacy and the love of reading through free book exchanges. Each Little Free Library...
  • OCCUPIERS: Recycled Socialists

    11/23/2011 7:36:28 PM PST · by geraldmcg · 12 replies
    http://www.youtu.be ^ | 11-23-11 | Joseph Farah
    As hard as it is to believe, WND.com founder Joseph Farah once was a strong supporter of Socialism. How can this be? Isn't WND the leading independent online newspaper in the free world? Watch this amazing video based on his own words. He explains how he used to be an 'occupier' before occupying was cool. Bottom line? Occupiers are recycled Socialists. Short video: http://www.youtu.be/4Iv7lx_hraw
  • Occupy DC Movement Violently Interrupts Dinner at Dream Summit

    11/07/2011 7:24:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Katy's Conservative Corner ^ | 11/7/11 | Katy Benningfield
    WASHINGTON – Friday night, during the “Tribute to Ronald Reagan Dinner”, radicals with the Occupy DC and a coalition of liberal groups tried violently to crash the Americans for Prosperity Defending the Dream Summit. These radicals, some of whom carried black flags, wanted to supress rights of individuals to freely assemble and to intimidate conservatives into silence. Black flags often represent anarchy. Many “Dream” attendees captured the violence on their smart phones. and shared them with the mainstream media. By Saturday morning, the story had became national news. CNN was the first to go national with the story, followed by...
  • Planned Parenthood Teams Up With Occupy Wall St. Movement

    11/02/2011 7:50:15 AM PDT · by julieee · 16 replies
    LifeNews.com ^ | November 2, 2011 | Steven Ertelt
    Planned Parenthood Teams Up With Occupy Wall St. Movement Yesterday Planned Parenthood, the nation’s largest abortion provider, joined a coalition of left-wing groups in Florida to protest pro-life Republican Governor Rick Scott and to show support for the larger Occupy Wall Street movement taking place nationwide. http://www.lifenews.com/2011/11/02/planned-parenthood-teams-up-with-occupy-wall-st-movement/
  • Cheer-up, America! The Case for American Optimism

    10/21/2011 4:21:54 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 21, 2011 | Brad Lips
    Obama won the 2008 election by default, but believed he won with a mandate to implement progressive dreams. In pursuing an aggressively leftist agenda, he has done these United States a profound service; he has clarified the fundamental ideological battle at the heart of all politics -- statism vs. individualism -- and dramatized the results that flow from such statist public policies. As a result, the American people are angrier than ever with politicians of both parties. As I say, this is a very positive development. More Americans are focused on issues of Constitutional principle than ever before. They have...
  • Anti-Wall St. movement grows to dozens of cities (Media 'hearts' OCCUPY, Film at 11 and ad nauseum)

    10/16/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 10/16/11 | Chris Hawley, Associated Press
    NEW YORK (AP) -- The protesters at the heart of the Occupy Wall Street movement were planning a day of rest Sunday, a day after rallies across the globe drew thousands who marched and chanted and, in some cases, grew violent. ... In Chicago, Sunday began with much more activity. At least 175 people were arrested in the early hours after refusing to obey a police order to leave a park that closed at 11 p.m.. They were in somewhat of a contrast to demonstrators elsewhere, .. Still, the arrests were mostly peaceful, the Chicago Tribune reported. Over the course...
  • Are Celebrities Supporting Occupy Wall Street the Movement's Heroes, or Hypocrites?

    10/13/2011 10:51:36 AM PDT · by Mind Freed · 5 replies
    Kanye West visited Occupy Wall Street in a $355 Givenchy shirt topped with wearing gold grills and chains. Alec Baldwin claims he supports Occupy Wall Street, but makes big bucks starring in commercials for Capital One Bank. Numerous other celebrities who annually pull in multiples of the average American salary also say they sympathize with the plight of the so-called 99 percent. So are the stars who say they support the Occupy Wall Street movement some of the cause’s heroes, or are they hypocrites? Producer and hip hop mogul Russell Simmons, who brought West to the protests at Liberty Square/Zuccotti...
  • ‘OCCUPY BOSTON’ HOLDS RALLY FOR ACCUSED TERRORIST CHARGED WITH PLANNING ‘VIOLENT JIHAD’ AGAINST U.S.

    10/11/2011 12:19:17 AM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 18 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 10-10-11 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Using the upcoming trial of jihadist Terak Mehana — who was arrested on federal terrorism charges — as a springboard, the “Occupy” movement has stretched beyond Wall Street and Washington to D.C. to the Rose Kennedy Greenway of Boston. To add fuel to the fire, The Boston Herald reports that the protesters played host to Mehanna’s supporters, who are using the demonstration to draw attention to the accused terrorist’s trial. Well, the group certainly seems to be accomplishing its mission. What the demonstration has also done, however, is draw correlation between the “Occupy” movements and those charged with conspiring to...
  • Stinking up Wall Street: Protesters accused of living in filth as shocking pictures show one....

    This are the shocking scenes that have led some people to accuse the Occupy Wall Street protesters living rough in New York's financial district of creating unsanitary and filthy conditions. Exclusive pictures obtained by Mail Online show one demonstrator relieving himself on a police car. Elsewhere we found piles of stinking refuse clogging Zucotti Park, despite the best efforts of many of the protestors to keep the area clean. The shocking images demonstrate the extent to which conditions have deteriorated as demonstrations in downtown Manhattan enter their fourth week.
  • Erdogan: No Free Movement for Israel in E. Mediterranean

    09/15/2011 10:34:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/15/11 | Chana Ya'ar
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Tunisians on Thursday his country could have frigates and assault vessels in the eastern Mediterranean ''at any time'' to ensure freedom of movement. Israel's security cabinet has made a firm decision, however, not to respond to Erdogan's verbal attacks, in an attempt to avoid further inflaming the delicate diplomatic situation with Turkey. (snip) ''Israel will not be able to move in the eastern Mediterranean as it wishes,'' Erdogan said at a joint news conference with his counterpart, Interim Prime Minister Beji Caid el Sebsi. ''It will see our determination in this regard.''
  • Tea Party Documentary wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award (Vanity)

    04/22/2011 8:00:15 AM PDT · by TennesseeGirl · 3 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel via InstaPundit ^ | 04/21/11 | News Sentinel Staff
    "knoxnews.com, the Knoxville News Sentinel website, won a 2011 regional Edward R. Murrow Award today for a video news documentary on the Tea Party movement."
  • Stern to WaPo: Labor Movement 'Had Socialist and Communist Tendencies'; Change the Tense, Andy

    03/01/2011 6:24:39 PM PST · by Nachum · 4 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 3/1/11 | Tom Blumer
    Retired Service Employees International Union President Andy Stern was recently interviewed by Journolist organizer and Washington Post staff writer Ezra "the Constitution is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago" Klein. In response to a question from Klein about "the animosity between unions and workplaces" (that is what Klein says he said), Stern made an interesting assertion that most readers probably took at face value: We grew up in that culture. In the '30s, people didn't want us to exist. We had to do sit-down strikes . . . we had socialist and communist tendencies.
  • Egypt's online movement takes to the streets (Facebook, Twitter, social media used for rallies)

    01/27/2011 2:34:19 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 1/27/11 | Dina Zayed - Reuters
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's web activists have been brazen critics of the President Hosni Mubarak 30-year rule online. This week's unprecedented protests across Egypt showed they are becoming formidable opponents offline too. Activists have used Facebook, Twitter and other social media to rally supporters online, coordinate protests and share tips on how to dodge arrest and deal with teargas. They blame the government for making access to the sites patchy. "Mubarak took over Twitter and we took over the streets. Good deal," one anonymous user tweeted. With two thirds of Egypt's 79 million people under the age of 30 and...
  • Reason TV: What Happened to the Anti-War Movement

    01/20/2011 4:04:19 PM PST · by Nachum · 21 replies
    big government ^ | 1/20/11 | Reason TV
    Even as President Obama maintains close to 50,000 troops in Iraq and continues to escalate and expandthe war in Afghanistan, the antiwar movement in America continues to shrink (PDF). So, what happened? Reason.tv visited two antiwar protests—one left-leaning, one libertarian—in an attempt to answer that question. Author and historian Thaddeus Russell and Reason Senior Editor Brian Doherty also weigh in. War, it seems, is a bipartisan venture, which is reflected by the fact that Democrats have a favorable view of Obama’s foreign policy, despite its remarkable similarity to George W. Bush’s foreign policy. And though there have been rumblings of...
  • No Labels, No Debate (A movement is born because "It sounds good")

    12/15/2010 7:20:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/15/2010 | Brian Bolduc
    ‘I don’t really know what will come out of it,” an attendee told me at the founders’ meeting of “No Labels” on Monday. “But it sounds good.” And thus a movement was born. Or so the founders of this “social welfare advocacy organization” would have us think. One thousand people crammed into the Alfred Lerner Hall at Columbia University to take part in the founding festivities: the speeches, the panels, the testimonials. They were “Democrats, Republicans and Independents” — their declaration read — who believed that “hyper-partisanship is destroying our politics” and that we must “put the issues and what’s...
  • Can a centrist movement succeed?

    11/29/2010 7:28:54 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2010 | Kathleen Parker
    In a political culture where moderation is the new heresy, centrism is fast becoming the new black. Political outliers - not quite Republican, not quite Democrat - are forming new alliances in a communal search for "Home." Exhausted by extremism and aching for real change, more and more Americans are moving away from demagoguery and toward pragmatism. Soon they may have options. A new political group, No Labels ( www.nolabels.org ), is hoping to mobilize and support a centrist political movement. Led by Republican strategist Mark McKinnon and Democratic fundraiser Nancy Jacobson, the organization has raised more than $1 million...
  • Bad laws, not bad whores, say sex workers ("whore-phobic" attitudes)

    06/06/2010 3:41:08 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 41 replies · 459+ views
    News.com.au ^ | 6/5-201 | News.com.au
    SEX workers have rallied in Sydney to demand an end to "whore-phobic" attitudes and greater protection under anti-discrimination laws. Chanting "sex worker rights are human rights" and "no bad whores, just bad laws", dozens of protesters marched from the Opera House today in a bid to have their rights recognised. Many carried red umbrellas, a symbol of the global movement, while others made statements with T-shirts reading "whore power" and "sluts unite". "We are human beings, we are people, we do a job and we are continually vilified for that job," sex worker Julie Bates said, noting that little had...
  • Polls Show November Elections Could Yield Landslide for Pro-Life Movement

    04/28/2010 4:12:26 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 18 replies · 585+ views
    Life News ^ | 4/28/10 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Two new polls show the November mid-term congressional elections could yield a landslide for the pro-life movement. As pro-life groups look to replace the aggressively pro-abortion Democratic leadership that gave Americans the health care bill and its taxpayer funding of abortions, polls show change is coming. With the leadership of the Republican Party in the House and Senate strongly pro-life and with most GOP candidates taking a pro-life stance and most Democrats backing abortion, a party change in Congress benefits pro-life interests. With that in mind, a new Gallup poll shows a marked enthusiasm gap in...
  • How To Start A Populist Movement In Under Three Minutes

    04/02/2010 7:51:00 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 332+ views
    Zero Hedge ^ | 04/02/10
    How To Start A Populist Movement In Under Three Minutes In business, the extremely successful business is one whose product or service appeals to a widely perceived need (whether real or manufactured) and can be quickly and efficiently scaled up if and when demand explodes. There is nothing worse in business than to create or identify a need and then not be able to satisfy demand. The same can be said about ideas or concepts. Every now and then I stumble across one that is instantly recognizable as correct in every way imaginable. Its simplicity is often deceiving because the...
  • 'Tea party' movement: Who are they and what do they want?

    02/05/2010 6:00:28 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies · 520+ views
    CSM on Yahoo ^ | 2/5/10 | Patrik Jonsson
    Of all the protest signs at all the rallies and town-hall meetings where people gathered last year to object to Washington's plans to save the US economy and reform healthcare, this hand-lettered one is memorable: "You can't fix stupid, but you can vote it out." That's the "tea party" movement in a nutshell. The left paints the movement as a largely white and middle-class mob – and as including kooks who equate President Obama with Joseph Stalin. There's some truth to that view. But where some see a bunch of white people standing in the way of progress, others see...
  • How conservative links helped ACORN 'pimp and hooker' undercover videos become big news

    09/24/2009 7:59:33 PM PDT · by underthestreetlite · 11 replies · 748+ views
    Star Tribune ^ | 23 September 2009 | JUSTIN PRITCHARD
    LOS ANGELES - Much of America discovered James O'Keefe III and Hannah Giles through their hidden-camera, make-believe pimp and prostitute videos of ACORN employees giving advice about establishing a brothel with underage hookers. But as far back as 2006 — well before the videos became a national sensation and conservative rallying cry — the fresh-faced O'Keefe and Giles connected with a pair of Washington conservative institutions that boast programs training ideological journalists. Now, due to coordinated promotion of the undercover sting footage by influential players in the conservative media, Giles and O'Keefe have gone from part of the pack to...
  • Iranian Opposition Leader Announces Formation of a ‘Grass-Roots’ Movement

    08/15/2009 4:34:05 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies · 433+ views
    The New York Times ^ | August 15, 2009 | ROBERT F. WORTH
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Iranian opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi announced the formation of a new social and political movement on his Web site on Saturday, following through on a promise made last month and defying a renewed government campaign of intimidation aimed at him and his supporters. The movement is not a political party — which would require a government permit — but a “grass-roots and social network” that will promote democracy and adherence to the law, Mr. Moussavi wrote in a statement on his site. It is to be known as the Green Way of Hope,...
  • Online Newspaper Announces "I Am Conservative America" Movement

    06/19/2009 9:49:27 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 19 replies · 599+ views
    The Cypress Times ^ | 06/19/2009 | Stacey Winder
    In an Opinion/Editorial article titled, “I Am Conservative America”, from today’s The Cypress Times, Publisher John G. Winder announced the start of a new conservative movement in the U.S. Mr. Winder calls the movement, “I Am Conservative America”. The concept is simple enough in that Mr. Winder is asking conservatives everywhere to take a picture of themselves, holding a signs which reads, “I Am Conservative America” and then email that picture to the newspaper. “We’ve already created a new section in The Cypress Times to showcase all the photos we get from conservatives all over America,” said Mr. Winder. “Right...
  • Tea Party Total Head Count Thread (Post Your Attendance Numbers Here)

    04/15/2009 3:08:47 PM PDT · by kristinn · 944 replies · 37,902+ views
    Wednesday, April 15, 2009 | Kristinn
    I'm hoping to be able to ascertain an overall national figure of attendance at the tea parties today by asking Freepers to post their crowd estimates on this thread.I'm also asking that the thread be kept to just the numbers, no photos, etc., but if you want to link back to photos in your crowd estimate that's fine.Please give the location and number of participants.I'll go first:Melbourne, FL - 1000.
  • FBI Busts Alleged Anti-Government Group (Soverign Movement)

    03/07/2009 7:59:05 PM PST · by patriotmediaa · 63 replies · 2,102+ views
    lasvegasnow.com ^ | March 6, 2009 | Mark Sayre
    Four people arrested in a raid involving tax evasion and weapons charges appeared in federal court Friday afternoon. Authoritites say the men are suspected of being leaders of an anti-government movement called Soverign Movement. The FBI tells Eyewitness News that this raid goes beyond just Las Vegas. Federal agents raided seven different locations in Nevada, Idaho and also Arizona and this was the result of a three-year investigation. The scene in a neighborhood near Charleston and Cimarron was chaotic Thursday morning as federal agents from the FBi and ATF targeted a home on Gunther Circle and began removing items, including...
  • Anti-Stimulus [Tea Party] Protests Sprout Up

    02/21/2009 7:17:13 AM PST · by Sammy67 · 43 replies · 4,686+ views
    InvestorsBusinessDaily ^ | 2/20/09 | DAVID HOGBERG
    Holding signs reading "Stimulate Business, Not Government," "Families Against Porkulus" and "Say No To Generational Theft," protesters opposed to the $787 billion stimulus package have been mobilizing across the country. It started last Monday in Seattle, then moved Tuesday to Denver, where President Obama signed the stimulus bill into law. That was followed by another one in Mesa, Ariz., where Obama unveiled a mortgage rescue plan. Another protest was planned for Saturday outside the office of Rep. Dennis Moore in Overland Park, Kan. The Democrat voted for the stimulus. His office didn't return calls seeking comment. A New Populism? As...
  • Goldwater: Lesson I

    11/05/2008 2:26:44 PM PST · by Nichevo · 12 replies · 519+ views
    "I have been much concerned that so many people today with Conservative instincts feel compelled to apologize for them. Or if not to apologize directly, to qualify their commitment in a way that amounts to breast beating." It's time to get back to basics, this is where it begins. Barry Goldwater's Conscience of a Conservative. You can get it bargain priced from Barnes and Noble right now for $8.99. Make the investment. We need to go back to square one.
  • How Obama?s church and associates link him to the International Solidarity Movement

    04/01/2008 11:27:54 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 5 replies · 222+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | Lee Kaplan
    ...an article has appeared on the ISM affiliated website Electronic Intifada (EI) by one of its co-founders, Ali Abunimah, in which Abumimah recounts his close past working relationship with Obama prior to the presidential campaign and how Abunimah believes Obama is merely giving lip service to the Jewish community to get elected, and that once in office he will work for the Palestinian cause. Abunimah lists himself and is mentioned in subsequent Obama articles in the mainstream press merely as a “Palestinian activist.” Abunimah insists that Obama will “come around” once elected. But Ali Abunimah is more than just some...
  • Evolution Tied To Earth Movement

    12/20/2007 8:02:48 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 75+ views
    Eureka Alert ^ | 12-19-2007 | M Royhan Gani
    Contact: M. Royhan Gani rgani@egi.utah.edu 801-585-3539 University of Utah Evolution tied to Earth movementGeologists say 'Wall of Africa' allowed humanity to emerge Nahid and Royhan Gani, geologists at the University of Utah's Energy and Geoscience Institute, stand on the Ethiopian Plateau near the Gorge of the Nile, which was carved by Africa's... Scientists long have focused on how climate and vegetation allowed human ancestors to evolve in Africa. Now, University of Utah geologists are calling renewed attention to the idea that ground movements formed mountains and valleys, creating environments that favored the emergence of humanity. “Tectonics [movement of Earth’s crust]...
  • Peace Movement Picks Up Steam: Iraq Mortatorium and October 27 (BARF)

    09/19/2007 5:34:16 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 9 replies · 230+ views
    politicalaffairs ^ | 09/19/07 | United for Peace and Justice
    Peace Movement Picks Up Steam: Iraq Mortatorium and October 27 The Iraq Moratorium is about to begin. Initiated by antiwar activists from several groups around the country, it calls for local, decentralized, personal action or statements against the ongoing war and occupation of Iraq on the 3rd Friday of every month. This Friday, Sept. 21st, is the first of what promises to be a growing movement in the coming months. United for Peace and Justice is enthusiastically supporting this effort. The delegates at our National Assembly a few months ago agreed: It is critically important to offer as many opportunities...
  • Sadr's movement pulls out of Iraq alliance

    09/15/2007 8:10:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 21 replies · 641+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/15/07 | Dominic Evans and Waleed Ibrahim
    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The political movement loyal to anti-American cleric Moqtada al-Sadr quit Iraq's ruling Shi'ite Alliance on Saturday, leaving Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's coalition in a precarious position in parliament. The move further weakens the ruling coalition, which even before the defection had failed to push through laws aimed at reconciling Iraq's warring majority Shi'ite and minority Sunni Arabs. Maliki's government now enjoys the support of only about half of Iraq's 275 lawmakers, although it could survive with the support of a handful of independent lawmakers. "The political committee has declared the withdrawal of the Sadr bloc from the...
  • Rice calls Hamas 'resistance movement'

    06/27/2007 5:58:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 81 replies · 1,565+ views
    WND ^ | June 26, 2007 | Aaron Klein
    JERUSALEM – U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice twice referred to Hamas as a "resistance movement" during a meeting with reporters from the New York Daily News earlier this month, but the newspaper did not report her remarks, WND has learned. Rice's interview is transcribed in full on the State Department website. Rice's statements mark the second documented time in recent months she called Hamas a "resistance movement" during unscripted chats with journalists. Hamas is responsible for scores of suicide bombings, shooting attacks and rocket firings. It's classified by the State Department as a terror organization. The group's official charter...
  • Green Energy Enthusiasts Are Also Betting on Fossil Fuels

    03/18/2007 1:25:45 PM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies · 653+ views
    the new york times ^ | March 16, 2007 | MATT RICHTEL
    Silicon Valley’s technology investors have taken to the ramparts, threatening to tear down the oil and gas industries’ dominance with innovations that use ethanol, solar and wind. A chief champion of the cause has been Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of the marquee venture capital firms. Its principals, John Doerr in particular, have passionately advocated development of alternative energies as a way to create energy independence and clean up the carbon-saturated atmosphere. But Kleiner has also poured millions of dollars into Terralliance, a company that makes technology to enable more efficient drilling of oil and gas. The investment underscores...
  • China says terror raid finds ties abroad (Uighurs and the ETIM, East Turkestan Islamic Movement)

    01/09/2007 8:57:23 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 505+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/9/07 | Alexa Olesen - ap
    BEIJING - Police found links to international terrorist groups during a raid on an alleged terror camp in China's restive western Muslim region last week, the Foreign Ministry said Tuesday. Police said they raided a training camp run by the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, or ETIM, in the mountainous Xinjiang region on Friday, killing 18 suspects and arresting 17 others. "There is a large amount of evidence that shows, including evidence we got from this raid, that the ETIM is associated with international terrorist forces," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Jianchao. He also said that the group "planned, organized and...
  • Movement reportedly seen at N.Korea site (or just another FRiday night nuke test spoof?)

    10/27/2006 7:21:41 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 741+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 10/27/06 | Bo-Mi Lim - ap
    SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's military is observing movements at a site in North Korea where the communist country is believed to have conducted its first nuclear test, indicating possible preparations for another test, Yonhap news agency reported Saturday. The report, citing multiple unnamed military officials, said South Korea is closely monitoring movements of trucks and North Korean soldiers at the site in Punggye-ri in the country's remote northeast. "It is clear there are movements at Punggye-ri after the nuclear test," one military official was quoted as saying. "We are closely monitoring to see if these are preparations for...
  • Engineers ensure freedom of movement

    10/27/2006 6:11:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 282+ views
    BAGHDAD — Cautiously passing through the trash strewn streets of southern Baghdad, it is hard to distinguish what could be mixed within the seemingly innocuous garbage, but a few things do stand out in the minds of the patrolling Soldiers; filled burlap bags with wires protruding from the surface and large, black trash bags mean trouble. Improvised Explosive Devices placed by a cowering enemy, sit waiting to be detonated against the next passing victim, hidden from the eyes of the Coalition and Iraqi Security Forces trying to protect the local citizens. “At times, when it gets mentally challenging, when activity...
  • Schwarzenegger Discusses Climate Change

    09/27/2006 9:40:08 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 309+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 9/27/06 | Samantha Young - ap
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - California's landmark effort to set a cap on greenhouse gas emissions is just one step in a long-term strategy by the nation's most populous state to combat global climate change, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger said in an interview. The governor said the state will push for further industrial reductions and initiatives such as placing greater emphasis on renewable energy and hydrogen-fueled cars. Schwarzenegger said he hopes California's efforts will inspire other states and the federal government, which critics say has done little to curb the emissions scientists blame for warming the Earth. "We are trying to bring other...
  • The ISM-Terror Connection (ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OUR DEPT. OF HOMELAND [IN]SECURITY)

    09/13/2006 4:01:42 AM PDT · by seasoned traditionalist · 3 replies · 558+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | Sept. 13, 2006 | Lee Kaplan and StoptheISM
    As a front group for Palestinian terrorists, the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) sends young people from all over the world to the training fields of the West Bank and Gaza to learn from terrorists and to aid them logistically. Stop the ISM has now obtained photographs of ISM leaders and organizers holding AK-47 assault rifles. Unfortunately, neither U.S. Homeland Security nor the Israeli security agencies have to date regarded the ISM as a serious threat. Some of these ISM people in these photos managed to escape; nevertheless, arrests have been made, and more are forthcoming. In April 2003, Israel's Ministry...
  • Post-9/11 interfaith movement weathers Middle East conflict

    09/10/2006 10:46:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 302+ views
    ap on Riverside Press Enterprise ^ | 9/10/06 | Gillian Flaccus - ap
    LOS ANGELES Immediately following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Jews and Muslims met and prayed together. Five years later, members of the two faiths are volunteering and teaching together. In coming months, hundreds of Jews and Muslims will take their respective faiths to Los Angeles area streets, working in teams to conduct college teach-ins and help the homeless, immigrants and the working poor. The project is a testament to the evolution of the interfaith movement here a fragile work-in-progress that took root after the terrorist attacks and has grown despite the pressures of war in Lebanon, violence in Iraq and...
  • N. Korea: Japan Spots Vehicle Movements Around Nuclear Test Site

    08/24/2006 6:27:05 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 774+ views
    Yonhap News ^ | 08/24/06
    /begin my translationJapan Spots Vehicle Movements Around Nuclear Test Site(Tokyo AP = Yonhap News) Japan spotted vehicle movements around the N. Korea's suspected nuclear test site,  but it is not clear if the test is imminent, according to Aug. 24 report of Kyodo News. Quoting an anonymous government official, it reported that vehicles are going in and out of the suspected test site in N. Eastern N. Korea./end my translation
  • [Vanity] Young Americans for Freedom

    04/28/2006 7:43:58 AM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies · 361+ views
    TBP | Todya, right now, this instant, on the current date and at the current moment | TBP
    Does anyone know if Young Americans for Freedom is still operating? Their website's front page still comes up with (a vrey nice statement on the passing of President Reagan) and the toll-free number listed on the (Contact YAF) page seems not to be working. I'm an old YAFer. That's where I cut my teeth politically. It's where I learned to be an activist, adn I'm proud of that connection. I spent over a decade as an active member of the organization, served on the New York state board, was on Platform Committee at 3 National Conventions. I'm way too old...
  • Immigrant movement growing (Read it and weep folks, read it and weep.)

    04/12/2006 12:32:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 90 replies · 2,208+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 4/12/06 | Jessie Mangaliman and Joe Rodriguez
    Monday's massive gathering of immigrants and their supporters in San Jose and across the country inaugurated what some are calling ``a new civil rights movement'' -- not just for Latinos but for all immigrants, marking the emergence of a new voice in American politics. And this week, organizers will begin planning another national gathering on May 1, by encouraging immigrants and their supporters to go a day without spending money, a symbolic gesture to underscore immigrant contributions to the economy. In some cities, workers may choose to skip work, but labor leaders are not calling a general work stoppage. ``The...
  • Immigration movement broadens from isolated campaigns

    04/11/2006 7:26:01 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 491+ views
    AP - Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/11/06 | Peter Prengaman - ap
    They invoke the names of Martin Luther King Jr. and Cesar Chavez, but the hundreds of thousands of immigrants who have marched nationwide are not following one charismatic leader. Instead, they're loosely guided by Hispanic advocacy groups, churches and labor unions - organizations that have helped transform what began as isolated campaigns in major cities into a broad movement with a coordinated strategy. "It's a shared leadership among people who we don't even always know," said Nativo Lopez, president of the Mexican-American Political Association, a central organizer of rallies in Southern California. The young movement is still morphing, allowing both...
  • Massachusetts gay marriage ruling seen invigorating movement in other states

    03/31/2006 4:59:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 456+ views
    AP on Bakersfield Californian ^ | 3/31/06 | Denise Lavoie - ap
    Gay-rights opponents predict that a ruling from the Massachusetts high court barring out-of-state same-sex couples from marrying here could reinvigorate efforts in a handful of states that do not expressly prohibit such marriages. Mathew Staver, president of Liberty Counsel, a conservative legal group based in Florida, said the high court's ruling could strengthen opposition in states that now do not have either a law or a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. "I think that was already in process, but I think that this was just an extra impetus for a state to get a Defense of Marriage Act or a...