Action Alert

2008/12/19: "Salad-Shooter" company makes ammunition, too

Eau-Claire-based National Presto Industries, best known for kitchen products like its "Salad Shooter", derives more than half of its profits from a contract to produce 40mm cannon rounds for the AC-130 gunship (left). In August 2008, an AC-130 was used to attack the Afghan village of Azizabad, and by the time it was done, nearly 90 villagers, most of them women and children, were dead. The youngest victim was only a few months old. The Army later admitted that the attack had been a mistake. 

2008/12/17: WISCONSIN DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN E-LERT this week!

WISCONSIN DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN E-LERT

In this update:
1. Smear groups spent record sums in state legislative elections
2. The biggest scandal of all
3. The principles of corruption
4. Journalism's uncertain future
5. New ideas for revitalizing democracy

2008/12/11: Lawmakers defend expense account double dipping - WDC

WISCONSIN DEMOCRACY CAMPAIGN E-LERT

In this update:
1. Lawmakers defend expense account double dipping
2. Excuses, excuses

2008/12/11: Support The Nadler Initiative Against The Planned Bush Blanket Pardons

Ask Your House Member To Co-Sponsor H.Res. 1531 Against The Bush Preemptive Pardons

Another day, another non-denial denial that Bush is planning midnight preemptive blanket pardons for his entire gang, including himself. In an article in the New York Times the other day, current attorney general Mukasey is quoted as asserting it would not be "necessary". Please take careful note he did not say it wouldn't happen, because unless we speak out now it WILL.

The best shot we have is H.Res. 1531 which puts the administration on clear notice that there will be strong push back from Congress if they attempt such a scurrilous stunt. Please submit this action page to ask your House member to sign on as a co-sponsor of this measure.

Support H.Res. 1531 Action Page: http://www.usalone.com/hres1531.php

2008/12/03: Take Action: Human and Trade Union Rights in Iran

Take Action: Human and Trade Union Rights in Iran

http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/show.php?id=918&theme=rights&country=iran

2008/11/25: WNPJ Member Group of the Week: - WCADV

  www.wcadv.org

  25 November

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"All of us – men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders – have a responsibility to help end violence against women. States must honour their commitments to prevent violence, bring perpetrators to justice and provide redress to victims. And each of us must speak out in our families, workplaces and communities, so that acts of violence against cease." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 WNPJ Member Group working on this issue is Wisconsin Coalition Against Domestic Violence (WCADV) www.wcadv.org

 

2008/11/25: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

United Nations Secretary-General's Campaign to End Violence Against Women

 

25 November

 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

"All of us – men and women, soldiers and peacekeepers, citizens and leaders – have a responsibility to help end violence against women. States must honour their commitments to prevent violence, bring perpetrators to justice and provide redress to victims. And each of us must speak out in our families, workplaces and communities, so that acts of violence against cease." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

 

2008/11/19: Visa denied to Catholic priest Rafael de Jesus Gallego of Colombia,

A Joint statement by COHA  and CSN

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