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Indiana Appeals Court Sends Mixed Message with Purvi Patel Decision

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 11:37am
National Network of Abortion Funds

People all over the nation have been waiting with baited breath to hear a decision on the appeal of Purvi Patel’s case. The successful prosecution of Purvi Patel established a dangerous precedent for punishing the pregnancy outcomes of people of color in Indiana and in other states with similar laws.

Alaska Supreme Court Overturns Parental Notice Law for Teenagers Seeking Abortion

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 10:42am
ACLU

The Alaska Supreme Court today found unconstitutional a law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor seeking an abortion. Today’s decision comes less than a month after the U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstedt — the most significant abortion-related ruling from the Court in more than two decades.

Online Lease Sale Aims to Chill Opposition

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 10:40am
Center for Biological Diversity

In response to the federal government’s announcement that it will hold the next offshore lease sale online, breaking the longstanding practice of having them open to the public; Miyoko Sakashita, oceans director at the Center for Biological Diversity, had this response:

New Report Details Climate Threat of Proposed U.S. Natural Gas Expansion

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 10:26am
Oil Change International

A new report out today from Oil Change International, in partnership with 11 other local, regional, and national organizations, shows that current projections for U.S. natural gas production – fueled by a boom in the Appalachian Basin – will lock in enough carbon to bust through agreed climate goals.

Democracy Now! 2016-07-22 viernes en español

Democracy Now (En Espanol) - 22 July 2016 - 9:00am
Democracy Now! 22 de Julio de 2016
  • Donald Trump en la RNC: Soy la solución a la “crisis de nuestro país”
  • Cofundadora de BLM sobre Trump: “Este es el tipo de discurso que haría Hitler”
  • Cruz sobre Trump: “No tengo la costumbre de apoyar a las personas que atacan a mi esposa”
  • Kasich sobre su ausencia en la RNC: “Cuando uno mantiene sus principios, a veces se queda solo”
  • Candidato a vicepresidente Mike Pence en 2004: “Se han hallado armas de destrucción masiva en Irak”
  • Roger Ailes es destituido de Fox News por acusaciones de acoso sexual
  • Code Pink interrumpe discurso de aceptación de la nominación como candidato republicano a la presidencia de Trump
  • Convención Republicana: Manifestantes en desacuerdo con versión policial sobre quema de bandera de Estados Unidos
  • #BlackLivesMatter organiza protestas en contra de la brutalidad policial en varias ciudades en Estados Unidos
  • Alcalde de Somerville enfrenta a sindicato policial y mantiene pancarta de Black Lives Matter en la municipalidad
  • Francia: Autoridades derriban partes del campamento de refugiados de “La Jungla” en Calais
  • Kuwait pone fecha límite para que facciones yemeníes alcancen un acuerdo de paz
  • NBA traslada el partido de los All Star fuera de Carolina del Norte por el “proyecto de ley de baños públicos”
  • Edward Snowden ayuda a diseñar teléfono para protegerse de la vigilancia
  • Ciudad de Nueva York: la prisión de Rikers Island dejará de albergar adolescentes; pero su traslado podría tardar años
  • Agente de Florida que le disparó a un terapeuta desarmado pretendía dispararle a un paciente autista

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LOOK UP FRIDAY: Plane Banner Urges DNC to End Superdelegates Ahead of July 23 Vote

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 7:50am
EndSuperdelegates.com

On Friday, July 22, a plane calling for an end to superdelegates will fly over the Philadelphia Convention Center ahead of a Saturday vote on the topic.  The DNC’s Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting is Saturday, July 23rd, and a vote on superdelegates is expected.  The plane will be flown on behalf of a coalition of both Sanders and Clinton supporters who agree about the superdelegates cause.

50-Plus Rules Committee Members, 110,000 Activists Demand DNC Drop Superdelegates

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 7:47am
EndSuperdelegates.com

In just 48 hours after launch, more than 110,000 people have signed a petition in support of an amendment to be offered to the DNC Rules Committee on Saturday that would do away with superdelegates. At 11:59 last night, more than 50 Rules Committee members joined the effort by cosponsoring and filing an amendment to sweep away superdelegates -- thus crossing the 25% threshold of support within the committee that will be needed to issue a "minority report" and force a vote on the floor of the Democratic Convention next week.

Foreign Office Reveals ‘Step-Change’ in Egypt Approach

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 22 July 2016 - 6:42am
Reprieve

Foreign Office concerns over Egypt’s human rights record have led to a “step-change” in the UK’s approach to that government, according to a new FCO human rights report.

The shift comes days after Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson sparked surprise when he insisted at a press conference with US Secretary of State John Kerry that a “burgeoning crisis” in Egypt was now a priority for the UK.

Democracy Now! 2016-07-22 Friday

Democracy Now (English) - 22 July 2016 - 5:00am
Democracy Now! 2016-07-22 Friday
  • Headlines for July 22, 2016
  • Classic Authoritarianism: In a Speech Filled with Fear & Xenophobia, Donald Trump Accepts Nomination
  • "Build Bridges, Not Walls": Medea Benjamin on How She Disrupted Donald Trump's Speech
  • Muslims Debate Donald Trump, Immigration Ban and Islamophobia in Republican Party
  • "We Have Crossed a New Threshold": Iraqi American Decries Trump's Open Islamophobia
  • A Tectonic Shift in Conservative World: Trump Accepts Nomination as Roger Ailes Ousted from Fox News
  • As RNC is Held in Quicken Loans Arena, Learn the Inside Story of Company’s Trumpian CEO Dan Gilbert
  • #CLEoverRNC: Protesters Expose Tale of Two Clevelands
  • How Can This Be Happening in America? International Journalists Reflect on Rise of Donald Trump
  • Meet Peter Thiel: Trump Taps Billionaire Who Helped Bankrupt Gawker to Speak at RNC

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Uruguay: 40 Años, León Duarte, presente

Anarkismo.net - 22 July 2016 - 4:13am
13 de julio de 1976, León “Loco” Duarte

13 de julio de 1985, Washington “Perro” Pérez

Algunas reflexiones en torno al “mayo chilote”

Anarkismo.net - 22 July 2016 - 3:49am
Durante enero de este año la llegada de la marea roja desató una serie de movilizaciones en la Región de Los Lagos. Esta era la causa principal presentada por el gobierno para la crisis socioambiental que azotaba la región, silenciando las consecuencias de la depredación de las empresas salmoneras en la zona. Una salmonera había vertido el día 9 de mayo, 9 toneladas de desperdicios a 17 millas de la costa de Ancud, con la aprobación de Directemar y Sernapesca. Pero este no era un hecho aislado, ya habían pasado 40 años de industria salmonera en el territorio.

80 χρόνια κοινωνική επανάσταση της Ισπανίας

Anarkismo.net - 22 July 2016 - 2:42am
Γιατί η ιστορία του ανθρώπου δεν έχει τέλος, είναι η ιστορία της ελευθερίας. Και μέσα σε αυτήν, οι άξεστοι εργάτες και οι ξωμάχοι αγρότες της Καταλονίας, της Αραγονίας, των Αστουριών, υπήρξαν οι πρώτοι αληθινοί ενήλικες ανάμεσά μας: Χωρίς θεό και χωρίς αφέντη.

Brad Wall government's Saskatchewan beer trade piffle turns out to be all fizz and no flavour

Rabble.ca/ - 21 July 2016 - 11:10pm

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Now there's a shocker! Upon close examination it turns out Saskatchewan, which has been loudly whinging about Alberta beer sales running "counter to the spirit and intent" of the New West Partnership, has a provincial beer sales system that … erm … operates counter to the spirit and intent of the New West Partnership.

Egregiously, as a matter of fact.

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CODEPINK Founder Medea Benjamin Disrupts Donald Trump

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 21 July 2016 - 9:55pm
CODEPINK

CODEPINK Founder Medea Benjamin stood in defiance of Donald Trump’s xenophobia and racism tonight at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Bearing a banner that read “Build Bridges, Not Walls,” Benjamin called for delegates and the nominee to reject hateful rhetoric that demonizes immigrants, refugees and 1.6 billion members of the Islamic faith.

One year after initiating Charter challenge, CJFE renews campaign to review and repeal sections of Bill C-51

Rabble.ca/ - 21 July 2016 - 2:03pm

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On the anniversary of filing a Charter challenge to Bill C-51, the Anti-terrorism Act, 2015, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) is calling on Canadians to send a message to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the federal government that it's past time to restore our constitutional freedoms and repeal the unconstitutional aspects of this dangerous and ineffective legislation.

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CAIR: Muslims to Urge Dems to Focus on Civil Rights, Refugees, Policing Reforms at Philadelphia Convention

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 21 July 2016 - 1:27pm
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

On Monday, July 25, the Council on American-Islamic (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, will hold a news conference with local Muslim and interfaith leaders near the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to urge convention attendees to focus on promoting civil rights, assisting refugees fleeing conflicts and seeking policing reforms designed to decrease racial profiling.

ACLU of Florida Statement on the Police Shooting of an Unarmed Man in North Miami

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 21 July 2016 - 12:39pm
ACLU of Florida

The below statement on the shooting of Charles Kinsey by North Miami police officers is from Howard Simon, Executive Director of the ACLU of Florida:

“We are extremely disturbed by the police shooting of Charles Kinsey, an unarmed caretaker helping a patient with autism outside a group home facility in North Miami. Thankfully, Mr. Kinsey is alive and not more gravely injured – but had the officer’s weapon been pointed just a few degrees differently, this senseless incident could have been a much greater tragedy.

ACLU of Iowa Files Civil Rights Complaint on Behalf of Transgender Corrections Employee

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 21 July 2016 - 12:39pm
ACLU

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa today filed a complaint with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission on behalf of Jesse Vroegh, a long-time Iowa Department of Corrections nurse who was discriminated against because he is transgender. The complaint was co-filed with the ACLU and cooperating attorney Melissa Hasso with the Sherinian & Hasso Law Firm in West Des Moines.

Palestine is a Progressive Issue at the 2016 Democratic National Convention

http://www.commondreams.org/ - 21 July 2016 - 12:37pm
Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace leaders and members will be in Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention to highlight the issue of Palestinian human rights as one of many racial and economic justice issues that U.S. political leaders must address.  

Welcome to the Republican National Convention, where guns are acceptable but tennis balls are not

Rabble.ca/ - 21 July 2016 - 10:45am
Thursday, July 21, 2016

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The Republican National Convention is a highly scripted, elaborately staged and lavishly publicly funded private party. Scores of Trump supporters have proudly shown up with their guns at their sides.

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