RED ALERT!!! Idaho S.1067 — Stealth Ratification — End Run Around the Senate

Stealth Rat­i­fi­ca­tion – End Run Around the Sen­ate RED ALERT!!! Ida­ho S.1067 — Stealth Rat­i­fi­ca­tion — End Run Around the Sen­ate The Oba­ma Admin­is­tra­tion is REQUIRING ALL STATES to pass mod­el leg­is­la­tion writ­ten by the Uni­form Law Com­mis­sion in Chica­go that includes ref­er­ence to the Hague Con­ven­tion on the Inter­na­tion­al Recov­ery of Child Sup­port and Oth­er Forms of Family […]

Seed Laws that Criminalise Farmers: Resistance and Fightback

Peas­ant seeds – the pil­lar of food pro­duc­tion – are under attack every­where. Under cor­po­rate pres­sure, laws in many coun­tries increas­ing­ly lim­it what farm­ers can do with their seeds. Seed sav­ing, which has been the basis of farm­ing for thou­sands of years, is quick­ly being crim­i­nalised. What can we do? A new book­let and poster […]

US Agribusiness, GMOs and The Plundering Of The Planet

Small family/peasant farms pro­duce most of the world’s food. They form the bedrock of glob­al food pro­duc­tion. Yet they are being squeezed onto less than a quar­ter of the planet’s farm­land. The world is fast los­ing farms and farm­ers through the con­cen­tra­tion of land into the hands of rich and pow­er­ful land spec­u­la­tors and agribusi­ness corporations. […]

New Coalition Site Launches to Amplify Opposition to the NSA’s Mass Surveillance

A coali­tion of 34 orga­ni­za­tions from across the polit­i­cal spec­trum is launch­ing Fight215.orgtoday to help con­cerned indi­vid­u­als con­tact law­mak­ers and demand an end to NSA’s uncon­sti­tu­tion­al mass sur­veil­lance under the Patri­ot Act. The launch coin­cides with the count­down to the expi­ra­tion of Sec­tion 215 of the Patri­ot Act, which the NSA claims jus­ti­fies bulk col­lec­tion of […]

What Prevented Smart Meter Opt-outs in Pennsylvania?

Back in the sum­mer of 2014, some­thing very cal­cu­lat­ed appar­ent­ly hap­pened in the Penn­syl­va­nia state leg­is­la­ture that ought to be inves­ti­gat­ed by the Commonwealth’s Attor­ney Gen­er­al [1] and the Penn­syl­va­nia State Ethics Com­mis­sion [2]. What hap­pened was a crime against the demo­c­ra­t­ic prin­ci­ples of gov­er­nance, i.e., delib­er­ate­ly dis-allow­ing con­stituents, voters—and cit­i­zens in general—to exer­cise their […]

News from North Carolina

I just received this attach­ment and the e‑mail that fol­lows my note here from the men in North Car­oli­na who are giv­ing their all to rid North Car­oli­na of the “red” wolves that have always been no more than hybrid dog/coyote/wolf mon­grels.  The name “red” is about as bio­log­i­cal­ly sig­nif­i­cant as is “red” Dober­man. These […]

BREAKING: Legislation Launched to SHUT DOWN the UN’s Agenda

Sen­a­tor Jim Inhofe added an amend­ment to the Unit­ed Nations Arms Trade Treaty that would poten­tial­ly shut down parts of the Unit­ed Nations if the treaty were to pass. Pri­or to Inhofe’s amend­ment, Sen­a­tor Mike Crapo added an amend­ment to push back Obama’s Depart­ment of Jus­tice and their Oper­a­tion Choke Point. Oper­a­tion Choke Point was an over­reach of […]

Federal Land Management Not a Good Deal for Americans

By near­ly all accounts, our fed­er­al lands are in trou­ble, both in terms of fis­cal per­for­mance and envi­ron­men­tal stew­ard­ship.” That was an asser­tion made ear­li­er this month in a study released by the Prop­er­ty and Envi­ron­ment Research Cen­ter (PERC). The study focused on the dif­fer­ence between state-man­aged pub­lic lands and fed­er­al­ly man­aged pub­lic lands. The […]