Although the House defeated a measure that would have defunded the bulk phone metadata collection program, the narrow 205-217 vote showed that there is significant support in Congress to reform NSA surveillance programs. Here are six other legislative proposals on the table.
By Jairo Lerma
Even though the Obama Administration okayed Deferred Action, it’s still not enough.
On July 20, more than 100 cities around the country held rallies protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman who shot and killed unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last February. At a rally outside of the Federal Building in Downtown Pittsburgh, speakers drew parallels between the death Martin and the beating of local youth Jordan Miles by three Pittsburgh police officers.
By Thom Hartmann
The other night, Bill O’Reilly tried to explain the “real” problems facing the African-American community during an epic rant about race on The Factor.
You can watch a clip of his rant right here.
Bill is totally wrong. He is confusing race with poverty. It is poverty that drives all the social problems he just mentioned.
Trayvon Martin was never going to get justice from a courtroom of the United States government. Justice for Trayvon and for the hundreds of other Black women, men, and children executed by someone employed or protected by the US government on a daily basis…
July 26, 2013, San Antonio TX – Today, more than 30 organizations representing social justice movements nationwide gather at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for the second Roots & Remedies conference (http://rootsandremedies.org).
Critics of the state’s “stand your ground” law and Saturday’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin hope to make Florida pay.
Their message as they implore state lawmakers to change the law: Don’t travel to Florida, and don’t buy Florida oranges and other Sunshine State products.