STATEMENT Why Rep. Polis voted no on Afghan war funding

WASHINGTON, May 14 -- Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) issued the following statement today on voting against H.R. 2346, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009:

Southern lawmakers push for new restrictions on voting

That didn't take long. Just months after a big election year that saw big turnout across the South, many state legislatures in the region are moving to pass an array of laws that create new barriers to voting, mostly in the name of combating 'voter fraud.'

Movie Review: 'Hunger'

Before Belfast has awakened in Steve McQueen’s “Hunger” — which won a Golden Camera Award for best first feature at Cannes and a Gold Hugo at the Chicago International Film Festival — we see Ray Lohan (Stuart Graham) come out of his house.

Oregonians fight to save school for the blind

SALEM, Oregon—Both visually-impaired and sighted people in Oregon are battling to block legislation now pending before the Oregon Legislature that would permanently close the 136-year old Oregon School for the Blind (OSB).

VIDEO Artists for Workers Choice

Some of your favorite film and TV actors and actresses explain why the Employee Free Choice Act is important for workers and America.

Congress gears up for reform of crack-powder cocaine sentencing disparity

Congress is closer than ever to eliminating a 100-to-1 disparity in federal cocaine sentencing that affects African Americans at much higher rates than whites.

Internet victory over Time Warner

Media giant Time Warner Cable was forced to back down from its recent price-gouging scheme they called 'consumption based billing' under which internet users would be billed upon the amount of bandwidth they used.

Gateway Studios tenants struggle

Champaign, Ill. — Just South of the I-74 interchange onto Neil Street in Champaign, Illinois stands the Gateway Studios apartments. Gateway Studios, once a home to over 100 working class residents, was condemned by the City of Champaign on May 12th forcing its tenants to search for alternative housing or risk living in their vehicles or on the street.


Protests force end to border checkpoints

FORKS, WA—In the face of rising public anger, the U.S. Border Patrol and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have ended their practice of stopping traffic at checkpoints on U.S. Highway 101 arresting undocumented immigrants, many deported to Mexico overnight.

Stress, inadequate mental health care cause of US troop deaths

The anti-war movement is speaking out against the death of five American GIs in Iraq allegedly shot by U.S. Army Sgt. John M. Russell May 12 at a clinic for troubled soldiers at Camp Liberty west of Baghdad. Sgt. Russell was scheduled to return to the U.S. in three weeks when he apparently snapped and went on a deadly shooting spree. “Consider that Sgt. Russell was on his third tour in

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