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According to the website Killed by Police, law enforcement officers have sent over a thousand people to early graves so far this year. The overwhelming majority of those killed were young black men. ...
by JoanMar
Comment Count 44 comments on Fri Dec 19, 2014 at 04:26 PM PST with 85 Recommends
The events detailed in I cried when I got home became a turning point in my life. I became more active here and elsewhere and more receptive to listening to others' pain. But someone had to die to ...
by moviemeister76
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Dec 12, 2014 at 04:27 PM PST with 30 Recommends
Wherein we discuss the who, what, where, how, and why of sending a FOIA demand to *your* governor to save lives in *your* state. We are organizing a lawful method to advance the dreams of MLK. ...
by Tortmaster
Comment Count 53 comments on Fri Dec 05, 2014 at 04:25 PM PST with 50 Recommends
... but we need a Missouri resident to file the request. We also need residents in 16 other states to step up. Residents in 3 states have already stepped up! (See chart below.) We have come to ...
by JoanMar
Comment Count 90 comments on Fri Nov 21, 2014 at 04:29 PM PST with 125 Recommends
As you may know, our primary goal in starting this series was to find a way to fight back against police brutality; to crowdsource a law that would police the police. We did that. And some funny, ...
by JoanMar
Comment Count 56 comments on Fri Nov 14, 2014 at 04:51 PM PST with 77 Recommends
Co-Written with Justin Mikulka ; Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog While many states around the U.S. have released information to the public about the frequency and routes of trains carrying oil ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Aug 20, 2014 at 08:27 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog Since the first major oil-by-rail explosion occurred on July 6, 2013, in Lac-Mégantic, Quebec, citizens in communities across the U.S. have risen up when they’ve ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jul 02, 2014 at 11:50 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog The ever-wise Yogi Berra once quipped "It's like déjà vu all over again," a truism applicable to a recent huge decision handed down by the United States District ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 01:37 PM PST with 16 Recommends
ProPublica, without question, one of the most reliable sources for solid news anywhere on the planet, IMHO, is a little late to the table on this round of the NSA-surveillance-state stories. But, I’
by bobswern
Comment Count 128 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 11:18 AM PDT with 175 Recommends
There's a Wired article up now about a project by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) to develop a FOIA request tool to streamline the process, provide resources, and eventually allow ...
by Troubadour
Comment Count 8 comments on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 03:26 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Two months ago, senior fellow Chris Horner at the Competitive Enterprise Institute said the Environmental Protection Agency was behaving the same way as other right-wingers claimed the Internal ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Jul 22, 2013 at 11:44 AM PDT with 25 Recommends
Friends of the Earth-U.S. (FOE) has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for failing to expedite its April 2013 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking communications between ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 3 comments on Tue Jul 16, 2013 at 11:52 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
The State Department's decision to hand over control to the oil industry to evaluate its own environmental performance on the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline has led to a colossal oversight.
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Jul 08, 2013 at 05:02 PM PDT with 31 Recommends
With Washington engulfed in scandals real and imagined over the Benghazi tragedy, the IRS' handling of applications by political groups for tax exempt status and the Justice Department's seizure ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 74 comments on Sun May 19, 2013 at 03:15 PM PDT with 75 Recommends
Yet another embarrassing detail about the Obama administration's handling of the Keystone XL pipeline has emerged. In order to view the public comments to the State Department's new environmental ...
by DWG
Comment Count 65 comments on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 02:15 PM PDT with 148 Recommends
At first, it was kept secret for months, cryptically referred to only as an "unidentified third-party contractor." Finally, in November 2012, Reuters revealed the name of the corporate consulting ...
by Steve Horn
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 04:13 PM PST with 12 Recommends
Petitioning The President of the United States Change.org Petition - The Department of Labor is Robbing the Unemployed out of ARRA Funds (A) The Department of Labor published an implementation ...
by corazonroto
Comment Count 137 comments on Wed Sep 26, 2012 at 07:05 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
I am sad to report, that there still is a serious implementation error in the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program (part of the Recovery Act under Division B Title II Section 2001). Since a ...
by corazonroto
Comment Count 1 comments on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 11:19 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Bill Moyers and Chris Hedges on Capitalism’s ‘Sacrifice Zones’ There are forgotten corners of this country where Americans are trapped in endless cycles of poverty, powerlessness, and despair ...
by corazonroto
Comment Count 4 comments on Tue Sep 11, 2012 at 03:51 PM PDT with 4 Recommends
Remember good ol' Watergate? In the 1970's, President Nixon and many top advisers where caught up in a major scandal. This led to Mr. Nixon's resignation in 1974. His administration got caught ...
by corazonroto
Comment Count 143 comments on Sun Aug 26, 2012 at 04:33 PM PDT with 1 Recommend