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  February 2008

Friday, February 29

  • 3:47 PM
    Project on Government Oversight (POGO): Leaked Audit: Manufacturers and FAA Allowing Defective Parts on Planes Insufficient Oversight of Foreign and Domestic Outsourcing

  • 3:38 PM
    Friends of the Earth: EPA Finalizes Nonsensical Decision on California Waiver

  • 3:37 PM
    Green Party of the United States Responds to Ralph Nader's Decision Not to Seek the Green Party Nomination

  • 2:19 PM
    Consumers Union: California Posts Names of Retailers That Carried Recalled Beef

  • 2:17 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Gaza Strip/Israel: Civilians Bear Brunt of Attacks

  • 2:03 PM
    Free Press Exposes Comcast’s Arguments as ‘Nonsense’

  • 1:15 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Bush Administration Refuses to Protect the Last American Jaguars, Driving Conservation Group to Court

  • 1:03 PM
    National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) Denounces the Vitter Amendment

  • 12:56 PM
    National Security Archive: Declassified Studies from Cheney Pentagon Show Push for U.S. Military Predominance and a Strategy to "Prevent the Reemergence of a New Rival"

  • 10:56 AM
    Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR): On NBC, 'Expertise' Means Getting Iraq Wrong

  • 10:35 AM
    Environmental Working Group (EWG): Caving to Industry Pressure, EPA Fires Chair of Chemical Panel

    Thursday, February 28

  • 6:54 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Senate Republican Caucus Backs Industry Stance on Product Safety

  • 5:48 PM
    Public Citizen: Future Presidents Must Alter Existing U.S. Trade Commitments

  • 5:22 PM
    People for The American Way (PFAW): McCain Gets Into Bed with the Religious Right

  • 5:05 PM
    NRDC: 32 Coal-Fired Power Plants in 13 States Now Up in the Air After Major Court Ruling on Mercury

  • 4:21 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Obama Finance Chair Tied to Sub-Prime Disaster

  • 4:15 PM
    Human Rights First: Cuba’s Signature of Human Rights Treaties a Step in the Right Direction

  • 4:05 PM
    Defenders of Wildlife: US Fish and Wildlife Service Announces New Lynx Critical Habitat Proposal

  • 3:50 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW): Statement on House Ethics Committee Investigation of Rep. Rick Renzi (R-AZ)

  • 3:33 PM
    Amnesty International: European Court Reaffirms Ban On Torture

  • 3:24 PM
    ACLU Refutes President’s Claims on FISA, Telecom Immunity

  • 3:12 PM
    ACLU Lawsuit Says Officials Unconstitutionally Prevented Man From Voting In Virginia

  • 1:10 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): European Parliament: Joint Public Hearing on Guantánamo Bay

  • 12:01 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and Votevets.org Demand Investigation Into $74 Million DoD Contract to Company Producing Substandard Helmets

  • 11:40 AM
    Center for Science in the Pubilc Interst (CSPI) to Sue Anheuser-Busch, Miller Over Alcoholic Energy Drinks

  • 11:38 AM
    National Lawyers Guild Student Chapters Call for Abolition of the Death Penalty

  • 11:21 AM
    Media Matters: Media Advance Myth of McCain as Lobbyist Foe

  • 10:45 AM
    Human Rights Watch: UN: Action Needed Against Unproven HIV/AIDS Treatments

  • 10:31 AM
    Center for Democracy & Technology: Task Force Faces Complex Issues in Protecting Children Online: CDT Appreciates Opportunity to Participate, Remains Skeptical

  • 10:02 AM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): Human Rights Groups Address European Parliament on Resettlement of Guantanamo Detainees Who Fear Torture in Home Countries

  • 9:55 AM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Oklahoma's Guns-At-Work Law Is Unconstitutional

  • 9:51 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Library Closures Hampering Agency Work, Arbitrator Finds

    Wednesday, February 27

  • 5:17 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): New Report Card Shows US Ocean Health Is Sinking

  • 5:10 PM
    National Parks Conservancy Association (NPCA): New Coal Plant Threatens Public Health, Environment, and Shenandoah National Park

  • 4:00 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): The White House Agenda on Iran

  • 3:32 PM
    Common Cause: House GOP Leadership Should Denounce Reported Effort to Intimidate Democrats Into Defeating Independent Ethics Panel

  • 3:19 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Coalition Urges Senate to Pass CPSC Reform

  • 3:09 PM
    Public Citizen: Congress Must Act Quickly to Address Growing Crisis At the Food and Drug Administration

  • 2:53 PM
    Public Campaign: National Clean Elections Leader to Testify at Maryland Senate Hearing

  • 2:44 PM
    Phyisicans for Human Rights: Suspected War Criminal Denies Involvement of Government of Sudan (GOS) in Darfur Violence

  • 2:44 PM
    Council of Canadians: Harper Should Join US Call to Pull the Plug on NAFTA

  • 2:34 PM
    Amnesty International: New Fear of Illegal Killings in Thailand Coincides with Thaksin's Return

  • 2:29 PM
    League of Women Voters Expresses “Deep Disappointment” in House Ethics Proposal

  • 2:28 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch: Iran: Kurdish Teacher Tortured, Sentenced to Death

  • 2:27 PM
    ACLU: Court Rules Connecticut Social Club Can’t Ban Women

  • 2:12 PM
    Eleven Conservation Groups Challenge Federal Wolf Delisting

  • 2:10 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW): Tele-Press Conf. Thurs. Demanding Investigation Into $74 Million DOD Contract to Company Producing Substandard Helmets

  • 2:02 PM
    Americans United for Separation of Church & State: IRS Investigation Of United Church Of Christ Will Be Closely Watched

  • 1:54 PM
    Action Against Hunger: Humanitarian Intervention in the West Bank

  • 1:51 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Conservation Group Sues Bush Administration Over Delay in Penguin Protection

  • 1:38 PM
    Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): House Foreign Affairs Committee Votes to Authorize a 'Civilian Response Corps'

  • 9:46 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): One-Time Flush of Grand Canyon Sparks High-Level Fracas

  • 9:04 AM
    National Whistleblower Center: False Claims Act the Subject of Senate Hearing

  • 7:31 AM
    Beyond Nuclear: Documents Debunk Myth of French Nuclear 'Success'

    Tuesday, February 26

  • 5:40 PM
    World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Destruction of Sumatra Forests Driving Global Climate Change and Species Extinction

  • 5:02 PM
    NARAL Pro-Choice America: Anti-Choice Sen. Vitter Driven by Politics—Not Policy

  • 4:15 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Why Do McCain, Obama and Clinton Want a Bigger Military?

  • 4:00 PM
    Brennan Center for Justice: 'Peace Pastor' Sues Director of OFAC

  • 3:34 PM
    Action Against Hunger: Towards a Worsening Humanitarian Crisis in Chad

  • 3:12 PM
    Amnesty International USA: As French President Prepares to Visit Chad Capital, Amnesty International Disputes Claims that French Had No Knowledge of Detained Opposition Figures

  • 1:54 PM
    Physicians for Human Rights: PEPFAR Reauthorization Bill Introduced as a Bold Plan to Fight AIDS; Women, Disproportionately Affected by AIDS, Stand to Benefit

  • 12:30 PM
    People for The American Way (PFAW): People For the American Way Foundation Supports Blackwell Subpoena

  • 12:09 PM
    ACLU: Advocates Stand Together for Fairness in Federal Sentencing

  • 11:58 AM
    American Rivers Launches National River Cleanup 2008

  • 11:13 AM
    Center for Biological Diversity & PEER: Endangered Species Act Protection Sought for the Amargosa Toad

  • 11:04 AM
    Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM): General Mukasey: Where Is Your Evidence On Crack?

  • 10:40 AM
    Fifteen Hundred Feminists for Peace Endorse Barack Obama

  • 10:25 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Settlement in Whistleblower Case of Interior Lawyer

  • 9:31 AM
    Center for Economic & Policy Research (CEPR): Decline in U.S. Manufacturing Hurts African Americans Disproportionately

    Monday, February 25

  • 5:39 PM
    Physicians for Human Rights: A Stronger US Response Is Needed in Darfur

  • 5:28 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Cuba and Terrorism: Villain or Victim?

  • 4:15 PM
    Iraq Campaign 2008: Groups Launch Nationwide Multimillion Dollar Iraq/Recession Campaign

  • 3:43 PM
    US Human Rights Network (USHRN): At United Nations Hearing on Race, The US Evades Responsibility for Persistant Inequality in America

  • 3:20 PM
    Environmental Defense: Statement on House Climate Change White Paper

  • 3:43 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: UN Delegation's Visit Highlights Inadequate Studies of Dams' Effects

  • 2:47 PM
    CODEPINK Says KBR Should Be Barred From Iraq Contracts for Not Protecting Female Employees

  • 12:02 PM
    Free Press: The Future of the Internet: Open or Closed?

  • 12:00 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Burger King Dealt Setback in Trans Fat Case

  • 11:58 AM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): South Africa Slams the Door on Elephant Tourism

  • 11:34 AM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Federal Government Should Block Earmarks for Religious Work

  • 11:02 AM
    Drug Policy Alliance: Congress to Hold Historic Hearing Tuesday on Draconian 100-to-1 Crack/Powder Sentencing Disparity

  • 10:20 AM
    Center for Biological Diversity: UN Delegation Visit to Panama Comes to an End: Government Program Did Not Include Ground Visits Inside Panama’s La Amistad International Park

  • 10:16 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): New Jersey Aide Got Too Close to Developers

  • 9:55 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): US Park Police Force Levels Continue Falling

    Friday, February 22

  • 2:52 PM
    Public Campaign / Common Cause: Statement on Presidential Public Financing Claims

  • 2:28 PM
    ACLU: Glaring Omissions in US Testimony on Racial and Ethnic Discrimination

  • 2:14 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Environmental and Indigenous Groups Meet UN Delegation in Panama

  • 1:50 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Cuba and Castro

  • 1:07 PM
    National Lawyers Guild Announces Opposition to Federal Judicial Nomination of CCA General Counsel Gus Puryear

  • 12:05 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW): Renzi -- One of CREW’s Most Corrupt, Indicted -- House Ethics Committee Fails to Act, Again

  • 12:00 PM
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL): Historic Step Forward for Treaty to Ban Cluster Bombs - After Week of Tough Talks, Nations Agree to Move Forward

  • 11:58 AM
    Amnesty International: Revelations About Detention Flights in Diego Garcia Highlight Need for Full Inquiry

  • 7:16 AM
    US Human Rights Network (USHRN): Delegation of US NGOs Say Government Delegation Failed to Address Issues of Strutural Racism at UN Hearing

    Thursday, February 21

  • 4:36 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Bush Administration Strips Legal Protections for Northern Rockies Wolves; Conservationists to Fight for Wolves in Court

  • 3:59 PM
    ACLU: Nevada School District Agrees to Allow Students to Speak Spanish on Bus

  • 3:17 PM
    Sierra Club: McCain Scores a ZERO on the Environment

  • 3:00 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Behind the Satellite Shoot-Down

  • 1:59 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Bush Administration Announces Plan to Strip Wolves of Endangered Species Protection

  • 1:50 PM
    Brennan Center for Justice: Brief Filed in Munaf v. Geren and Geren v. Omar Habeas Cases

  • 1:07 PM
    Demos: Many African-American and Latino Families in Danger of Falling Out of Middle Class, According to New Report

  • 12:00 PM
    Food and Water Watch: USDA Urged to Disclose Where Recalled Meat Was Sold

  • 11:57 AM
    World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour Gains Momentum as Three More US Cities Join Chicago in Historic Global, Climate Change Event

  • 11:45 AM
    US Senator Russ Feingold: Feingold-Kohl Backed Study Calls Into Question President’s Plan to Outsource Jobs

  • 11:40 AM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Information Control: * Satellite * Internet

  • 11:30 AM
    Human Rights Watch: UN: Sanction LTTE, Karuna Group for Child Soldiers

  • 11:12 AM
    Greenpeace: Fate of Vast Hazardous Electronics Waste Stream Unknown

  • 11:10 AM
    Defenders of Wildlife: Wolves Lose Protection Under Endangered Species Act

  • 11:00 AM
    Center for American Progress: House of Cards - Consumers Turn to Credit Cards Amid the Mortgage Crisis, Delaying Inevitable Defaults

  • 10:58 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Forest Service Outsourcing Program a Fiasco, GAO Finds

  • 10:21 AM
    Free Press: Comcast in the Hot Seat at FCC Internet Hearing

  • 10:02 AM
    Africa Action: Widespread Praise of Bush’s Africa Visit Ignores President’s Flawed Legacy

  • 9:00 AM
    Center for Economic & Policy Research (CEPR): One in Five People in Working Families Fail to Attain to the Middle Class

    Wednesday, February 20

  • 3:10 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Russia: Cut Red Tape That Stifles NGOs

  • 3:00 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Settlement Reached in Lawsuit Challenging Illegal Sheep Grazing in Yellowstone Ecosystem

  • 2:59 PM
    Project on Government Oversight (POGO): Internal Study: Marine Corps Mismanagement Cost Lives: Armored Vehicles Held Up by 'Byzantine' Procurement System

  • 2:18 PM
    Food & Water Watch: Video Reveals Big Problems at Meat Plant

  • 1:39 PM
    Center for Science in The Publlic Interest (CSPI): Consumers Still At Risk, Despite Recall

  • 1:31 PM
    Center for Defense Information: A Look at DOE's FY 2009 Budget Request

  • 1:57 PM
    Veterans For Peace: 'Sick of It Day' Campaign Kicks Off

  • 1:25 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: US Attempt to Shoot Down Satellite Undermines Efforts to Ban Space Weapons, Reduces US Security

  • 10:13 AM
    Food and Water Watch: Communities Reject Private Control of Local Water Resources

  • 9:47 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Kisses Off Florida's Wetlands

  • 9:19 AM
    Ecojustice: Aamjiwnaang Bucket Brigade Discovers Alarming Levels of Toxic Chemicals in Sarnia

    Tuesday, February 19

  • 4:23 PM
    Physicians for Human Rights Files Suit Against Defense Department in FOIA Dispute Over Documents Concerning Dasht-e-Leili Mass Grave in Afghanistan

  • 4:15 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Calls for End of Cuba Travel Embargo

  • 3:40 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: One of 105 Hawaiian Species Desperately in Need of Protection Finally Gets Help

  • 3:12 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Mass. Voters Favor Ridding Restaurants of Artificial Trans Fat

  • 3:00 PM
    Environmental Defense: 60 House Members Support $5.1 Billion in New Conservation Funding in Farm Bill

  • 2:15 PM
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines: Colombia: Alarming Increase in Landmine Casualties

  • 2:10 PM
    World Wildlife Fund: Learning From Cod Collapse to Save Tuna

  • 2:00 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Clinton vs. Obama on Poverty Issues

  • 1:39 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Companies Harm Human Rights Worldwide

  • 1:35 PM
    Earthjustice/American Birds Conservancy: Federal Court Orders Cell Tower Safeguards for Migrating Birds

  • 1:27 PM
    Amnesty International: Pakistan's New Parliament Must Act Urgently

  • 1:04 PM
    School of the Americas Watch: Bolivian Military Withdraws From Controversial US Army Training School

  • 12:36 PM
    Consumers For Peace: Texans Join Iraqi Oil Workers in International Oil Action

  • 12:04 PM
    ACLU: Supreme Court Refuses to Review Warrantless Wiretapping Case

  • 11:01 AM
    Amnesty International: With Castro's Departure, Cuba Should Seize Opportunity to Respect Basic Rights

  • 10:12 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Bowhead Whale Imperiled by Arctic Drilling Plans

    Monday, February 18

  • 8:00 PM
    Farm Sanctuary: In Light of Largest Beef Recall in US History, Farm Sanctuary Asks, 'Why Not Pork?'; Documents More Than 20 Years of Abuse

  • 10:14 AM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Conservation Groups Petition Fish and Wildlife Service for Emergency Actions to Save Imperiled Bats From Deadly New Disease; Threat to Bats Called the Gravest Ever

  • 9:20 AM
    Cluster Munition Coalition: Global Push to Ban Cluster Bombs at Crossroads - Governments Called Upon to Keep Protection of Civilians at Forefront of Negotiations

  • 9:01 AM
    ACLU in Geneva to Testify on Ongoing Racial and Ethnic Injustice

    Sunday, February 17

  • 4:12 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Israel’s Use of Cluster Bombs Shows Need for Global Ban

  • 2:00 PM
    Center for Science in The Public Interest: Massive Meat Recall Represents Terrible Failure of USDA Oversight

    Friday, February 15

  • 4:09 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Google Censors Media Outlet Supportive of UN Whistleblowers

  • 3:32 PM
    Amnesty International: Prior to Pakistan Elections, Amnesty International Urges President Musharraf to Ensure Process is Free and Fair

  • 3:10 PM
    Public Citizen: Web Site Has Right to Tell Boston Builder ‘He Sucks,’ Panel Rules

  • 3:00 PM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State Deplores California Pastor's Renewed 'Death Prayer' Campaign

  • 2:54 PM
    Gun Violence Prevention Organizations: Statement in Wake of Northern Illinois University Shooting

  • 2:27 PM
    Amnesty International Says Kenya Must Investigate Post-Election Violence and Hold Perpetrators Responsible to Prevent Future Unrest

  • 2:04 PM
    Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL): Administration Opposes Efforts to Control Use of Cluster Munitions

  • 1:55 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Pakistan: Attorney General Aware of 'Massive' Election-Rigging Plans

  • 1:49 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Kosovo: Build New State on Rule of Law

  • 11:46 AM
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance: New Anti-Ethanol Studies Reach Wrong Conclusion on Greenhouse Gases

  • 11:09 AM
    Congressional Progressive Caucus: Progressives Demand Classified Access to Domestic Spying Program

  • 10:44 AM
    National Lawyers Guild Calls on Justice Antonin Scalia to Recuse Himself From Interrogation-Related Cases

    Thursday, February 14

  • 7:00 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: Scientists Call on next President to End Political Interference in Science; Guarantee Scientists' Freedoms

  • 6:35 PM
    Physicians For Human Rights (PHR): Senate Passes Measure Banning the CIA's "Enhanced" Interrogation Techniques

  • 6:24 PM
    Media Matters: Memo: The Media Heart McCain

  • 6:03 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: How Important Is The President?

  • 5:55 PM
    Amnesty International: Israeli Army Destroying Palestinian Homes

  • 5:47 PM
    MADRE: The Abortion Ban and Reproductive Rights: A Briefing by Nicaraguan Human Rights Defenders

  • 4:07 PM
    Center For Constitutional Rights CCR Challenges Racial Profiling of Muslim, Arab, South Asian Men in Post-9/11 Immigrant Detention Case at Court of Appealst

  • 3:40 PM
    Equality California: GSA Network, Transgender Law Center, and EQCA Saddened Over Shooting of Gay Jr. High Student in Oxnard

  • 3:07 PM
    People for the American Way (PFAW): House Holds Miers, Bolten in Contempt

  • 2:36 PM
    Free Press Refutes Comcast’s Claims

  • 2:30 PM
    Co-op America: Is the Cocoa Industry Afraid of Commitment?

  • 2:15 PM
    Congressman Dennis Kucinich: Continues Efforts to Fix Cuyahoga River Flooding

  • 2:03 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Saudi Arabia: Halt Woman’s Execution for ‘Witchcraft’

  • 2:01 PM
    Food and Water Watch: Kenya Flower Industry Is No Bed of Roses

  • 1:39 PM
    Consumers Union: Push to End Unfair Credit Card Interest Rate Hikes and Fees Gains Momentum

  • 1:30 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Asks Why Senate Ethics Committee Admonished Senator Craig and Not Sen. Vitter

  • 1:28 PM
    DC Statehood Green Party: Green Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney to Make Campaign Stops in DC and Maryland on Tuesday, Feb. 19

  • 1:01 PM
    ACLU: Court Decision Denies Extraordinary Rendition Victims Their Day in Court

  • 12:21 PM
    ACLU Sues to Protect Marriages Threatened by Recent Court Decision

  • 10:57 AM
    Friends of the Earth: Bunker Fuel Ban Picks Up Steam in Congress

  • 9:55 AM
    Africa Action: Unilateral US Intervention in Zimbabwe Hurts, Not Helps, Democracy

  • 9:09 AM
    National Lawyers Guild Condemns Senate Grant of Immunity to Lawbreaking Telecommunications Companies

    Wednesday, February 13

  • 5:50 PM
    ACLU Says “Clean Teams” Cannot Wash Away Dirty Interrogation Tactics

  • 5:30 PM
    Free Press: Comcast Declares War on Consumers

  • 3:45 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): China and Pollution: Global Impacts

  • 1:25 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: New Report Recommends Unilateral Steps for the Next US President to Reduce Threat of Nuclear Weapons, Lead World to Eventual Ban

  • 1:20 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Penguins Swim Free After Successful Rehabilitation

  • 12:19 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Mexico: Effective Action Needed by Human Rights Body

  • 12:00 PM
    ACLU: State Secrets Privilege Dangerously Overbroad

  • 11:57 AM
    SEIU Members Help Make the Difference in Historic Win for Donna Edwards

  • 11:40 AM
    DC Statehood Green Party: Green Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney Wins the DC Statehood Green Primary With 41.48%

  • 11:08 AM
    Africa Action Condemns Resumption of Large-Scale Sudanese Government Attacks on Civilians

  • 10:29 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Arctic Ocean Oil Reviews Soft-Pedaled Exxon Valdez

  • 10:03 AM
    The Constitution Project: Legal Experts Urge Senate to Reform State Secrets Privilege

    Tuesday, February 12

  • 6:01 PM
    Free Press / SavetheInternet.com Cheers Internet Freedom Preservation Act

  • 5:59 PM
    School of The Americas Watch (SOAW): US Trained Peruvian Soldiers on Trial for Torture and Murder

  • 5:54 PM
    Senator Russ Feingold: On the Passage of the Deeply Flawed FISA Legislation

  • 5:26 PM
    Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR): A Double Standard on Reporters Who Express Opinions?

  • 4:53 PM
    Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) Urges Congress To Pass Legislation To Remedy Crack Penalty Unfairness

  • 3:54 PM
    Corporate Accountability International: Global Tobacco Treaty Parties Meet to Tackle Tobacco Smuggling

  • 2:36 PM
    Free Press Welcomes FCC Internet Hearing

  • 2:11 PM
    Public Citizen: New York City’s Revised Calorie Disclosure Rule Should Be Upheld, Groups Urge Federal Court

  • 2:00 PM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Florida State School Board Should Reject Religious Right Effort To Weaken Science Standards

  • 1:04 PM
    Peace Action: Potomac Primary Kicks Off With a Peace Plank

  • 12:48 PM
    Institute For Local Self-Reliance: Addressing Climate Change Through Carbon Caps With Universal Dividends

  • 12:19 PM
    Demos: Low-Income Americans Denied Voter Registration Opportunities as States Neglect Federal Voting Law, New Report Shows

  • 12:15 PM
    ACLU: Department of Justice Objects To South Dakota’s Discriminatory Redistricting Law

  • 11:46 AM
    ACLU: Federal Court Ends County Official's Policy Of Denying Marriage Licenses Based On Immigration Status

  • 11:23 AM
    US Human Rights Network: Over 100 US Activists and Experts Head to Geneva to Monitor UN Hearing on US Race Record

  • 10:08 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): NRA Gunning for Firearms Policies in National Parks

  • 9:46 AM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) To Argue Appeal in Post-9/11 Immigrant Detention Case Challenging Racial Profiling of Muslim, Arab, South Asian Men

  • 9:22 AM
    American Rights At Work: Campaign Exposes Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao's Corporate Ties and Record of Failings

  • 12:01 AM
    Human Rights Watch: Pakistan: Judges Remain Under Arrest Before Election

    Monday, February 11

  • 5:06 PM
    Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC): US Releases Report on Payments Made to Iraqi Civilians

  • 4:39 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Hearing on Deadly Drug Tomorrow (2/12)

  • 3:36 PM
    Public Citizen: IRS Flouts Court Orders, Refuses to Release Data on Its Tax Enforcement Activities

  • 2:46 PM
    Corporate Accountability International: Global Tobacco Treaty Parties Meet to Tackle Tobacco Smuggling

  • 2:34 PM
    Human Rights First: Prosecution of 9-11 Suspects Long Overdue

  • 2:10 PM
    Environmental Working Group (EWG): 352 Editorials Call for Farm Bill Reform

  • 2:01 PM
    Amnesty International: Forced Evictions in Cambodia: Homes Razed, Lives in Ruins

  • 1:57 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Challenges Validity of Military Comissions and Use of Torture Evidence in New Death Penalty Cases

  • 1:43 PM
    Free Press: Open Internet Week 2008: Schedule of Events

  • 1:04 PM
    ACLU: Military Prosecutors Plan to Use Flawed Commissions System to Seek Death Penalty for Guantánamo Detainees

  • 1:02 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Conservationists Call for Grand Canyon Uranium Decision Withdrawal

  • 11:59 AM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Senator Kennedy and Congressman Becerra Praised for Introduction of Bill to Help Police Solve Gun Murders

  • 11:48 AM
    CODEPINK Launches 24-hour Emergency Peace-In Vigil outside Berkeley City Hall

  • 11:04 AM
    Economic Human Rights: National Poor Peoples’ Organization to Announce Plans For Massive March During RNC

  • 9:58 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Mercury in New Jersey Day-Care Center 3,000 Times Standard

    Friday, February 8

  • 2:44 PM
    Friends of The Earth: New TV Ads Call on Senate to ‘Fix or Ditch’ Lieberman-Warner Global Warming Bill

  • 1:14 PM
    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP): New WTO Agriculture Text Falls Short – Again

  • 1:10 PM
    Earthjustice: Court Says EPA Rule Allowing More Power Plant Mercury Is Illegal

  • 1:02 PM
    Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP): Clinton vs. Obama on Health Care

  • 12:57 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Environmental Safeguards Under Attack

  • 12:51 PM
    Environmental Defense: Court Rules EPA Violated the Law by Evading Required Power Plant Mercury Reductions

  • 12:38 PM
    Council on American-Islamic Relations: Five More Advertisers Drop 'Savage Nation' Radio Spots

  • 12:02 PM
    Waterkeeper Alliance: DC Circuit Court Declares EPA's Mercury Rule Illegal

  • 11:41 AM
    Congressional Progressive Caucus: Progressives Vow To Oppose Immunity in FISA Legislation

    Thursday, February 7

  • 2:28 PM
    Human Rights Watch: US: Uphold Treaty Against Racial Discrimination

  • 2:09 PM
    The Whole Truth Campaign: Exxon Valdez Victims Launch 'The Whole Truth' Campaign as Case Goes to Supreme Court

  • 2:06 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Gaza: Israel’s Energy Cuts Violate Laws of War

  • 1:44 PM
    Earthjustice: Bush Puts Blame on Senate for Artificial Judicial Vacancies He Created

  • 1:20 PM
    Brady Campaign: Loaded, Hidden Guns in National Parks

  • 1:10 PM
    Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Senate Panel Should Reject Federal Court Nominee Honaker

  • 1:05 PM
    Sustainable Energy Network: 175+ Businesses, Organizations, Activists Urge Members of Congress to Join House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus

  • 10:25 AM
    Consumers Union: Hazardous Product Incidents Highlight Need for Reform of Product Safety System

  • 10:19 AM
    MADRE: Kenyan Women’s Groups Mobilize to Demand a Voice at the Negotiating Table

    Wednesday, February 6

  • 7:17 PM
    Friends of the Earth: McCain Responsible for Green Stimulus Defeat

  • 6:31 PM
    Media Matters: National Journal: Foul Play in the 'Most Liberal' Ratings Game

  • 6:05 PM
    Green Party: Victories for McKinney, Nader in Four Green Primaries on Super Tuesday

  • 5:37 PM
    Earthjustice: High Mercury Content in Bluefin Tuna Not Only Reason to Pass on the Sushi

  • 5:10 PM
    Council for a Livable World: Fearing Congressional Opposition, Bush May Back Down on Binding Long-Term Security Commitment to Iraq

  • 5:00 PM
    ACLU: Same-sex Couples Ask California Supreme Court to Strike Down Marriage Ban

  • 4:40 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Senator’s Investigation Details Wyeth, FDA Wrongdoing

  • 4:27 PM
    People for the American Way (PFAW): Checks and Balances Still Intact -- Even During Breakfast

  • 1:02 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Conservation on the Agenda, as 17 African Nations Meet to Talk Elephants

  • 12:30 PM
    NAACP: Irregularities Reported Early in Georgia Primary Voting

  • 12:22 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Unlikely Duo Opposes San Francisco Soft Drink Tax Plan

  • 12:10 PM
    Amnesty International Calls for Criminal Investigation Following CIA ‘Waterboarding’ Admission

  • 12:05 PM
    ACLU: Funding for Invasive Real ID Cons States in Exchange for Their Privacy

  • 12:00 PM
    World Wildlife Fund: Native and Conservation Groups Voice Opposition to Lease Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea

  • 11:35 AM
    Public Citizen: Department of Justice Has Failed to Produce National Database to Help Prevent Auto Fraud, Safety Groups Say

  • 11:29 AM
    NARAL Pro-Choice America: McCain: The Myth of The “Moderate Maverick”

  • 11:15 AM
    Human Rights Watch: China: Crackdown Violates Olympic Promises

  • 10:58 AM
    Defenders of Wildlife: Chukchi Lease Sale: More of Bush's Dead End Energy Policy

  • 10:16 AM
    Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM) Calls on Congress, Attorney General to Investigate the Breakdown in Pardon Attorney’s Office; Thousands of Deserving Prisoners Waiting for Answer on Clemency

  • 10:15 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): New Jersey Cuts Deeply Into Protected Stream Buffers

  • 9:41 AM
    Stop Firestone Coalition: Chicago Auto Show Sponsor, Bridgestone Firestone, Uses Child Labor, Abuses Workers and Environment in Liberia

  • 9:32 AM
    Just Foreign Policy: Illinois Town Rejects War With Iran by 4-to-1 Margin

  • 9:17 AM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Critical Habitat Proposed to Protect Florida’s Disappearing Corals

    Tuesday, February 5

  • 5:25 PM
    Institute For Public Accuracy: What's Wrong With "Super Tuesday"

  • 4:58 PM
    Institute For Public Accuracy: Powell at the UN: Five Years Ago

  • 2:11 PM
    Earthjustice: Court Rejects Timber Industry Attack on Threatened Seabird

  • 12:12 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): US: Don’t Misrepresent Human Rights Watch to Justify Guantanamo Trials

  • 12:10 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Egypt: Stop Criminalizing HIV

  • 12:00 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Court Upholds Habitat Protection for Mexican Spotted Owl

  • 11:59 AM
    Catholic Charities USA: President’s Budget Hurts Low-Income Families

  • 11:56 AM
    Campaign for America's Future: Propelled by Recent Victories, Progressive Leaders to Kick-Off a Major Campaign to 'Take Back America'

  • 10:15 AM
    ACLU in Court Today for Extraordinary Rendition Case Against Boeing Subsidiary

  • 9:30 AM
    Families USA: President’s Budget Proposes Huge Health Care Cutbacks

    Monday, February 4

  • 4:30 PM
    Public Citizen: Party Time on the Lobbyists’ Dime? Not So Fast

  • 4:12 PM
    Congress Dennis Kucinich: Bush’s Budget Ignores Needs of Northeast Ohio

  • 3:40 PM
    Bread For The World: FY2009 Budget Increases International Development Funding But Does Little for Domestic Nutrition Programs

  • 3:16 PM
    Children's Defense Fund (CDF) Calls President Bush's FY09 Budget Shameful

  • 3:12 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Budget Analysis

  • 3:10 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): Bush Budget Guts Proven Energy Savers, Gives More Handouts to Coal, Oil and Nukes

  • 2:34 PM
    The Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs: Bush’s 2009 Budget Slams the Door of Opportunity On America’s Farmworkers

  • 1:53 PM
    Free Press Blasts Cross-Ownership Order

  • 1:33 PM
    Rainforest Action Network (RAN): 'Carbon Principles' Another Nail in Coal's Coffin

  • 1:20 PM
    National Parks Conservation Association Calls on Congress to Improve Proposed Parks Budget

  • 1:17 PM
    NARAL Pro-Choice America: Why is America Ready for Change? Check Out the Bush Budget

  • 1:12 PM
    Drug Policy Alliance: White House Pushes Controversial Student Drug Testing Agenda at Summit in Albuquerque on February 6

  • 1:00 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Asks AG Mukasey to Appoint Special Counsel to Investigate Disappearance of Millions of White House Emails

  • 12:42 PM
    American Rivers: EPA Says No to the Yazoo Pumps

  • 12:25 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Bush Food Protection Initiative Fails to Nourish a Starving FDA

  • 12:23 PM
    ACLU To Monitor Military Commission Hearings At Guantánamo Bay This Week

  • 12:13 PM
    Freedom To Marry: Six Days until Freedom to Marry Week 2008

  • 11:49 AM
    US Human Rights Network: US Record on Race To Be Subject of United Nations Hearing

  • 10:42 AM
    Just Foreign Policy: Journalist/Middle East Author Stephen Kinzer To Launch 22-City Tour Against War with Iran

  • 10:04 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Leaked E-Mails May Sink Arctic Offshore Lease Sales


    Friday, February 1

  • 5:13 PM
    Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR): The "Great Mystery" of Iraq's WMDs? CBS Ignores Evidence From Its Own Show

  • 2:16 PM
    Military Families Speak Out: Military Suicides Are Unacceptable Casualties of An Unjustifiable War

  • 1:02 PM
    US Senator Russ Feingold on the Senate’s Agreement on Debating the FISA Legislation

  • 12:25 PM
    Friends of the Earth: Exxon’s Record Profit in 2007 Bolsters Case for Ending Oil Subsidies, Promoting Clean Alternatives

  • 12:03 PM
    Environmental Working Group (EWG): Major Infant Bottled Water Company Providing Parents with Misleading and False Information

  • 12:02 PM
    MoveOn Endorsement Throws Progressive Weight Behind Barack Obama

  • 12:01 PM
    ACLU in Court Tuesday for Extraordinary Rendition Case Against Boeing Subsidiary

  • 11:59 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Whistleblower Undergoes Ordeal by Appeal

  • 11:40 AM
    Doctors Without Borders / MSF Is Shocked and Outraged by Attack on Our Team in Somalia

  • 11:37 AM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): New Data Shows Continued Economic Progress in Venezuela

  • 11:01 AM
    Equality California: Assemblymember Leno & EQCA to Introduce Bill Declaring 'Harvey Milk Day' in California

  • 10:17 AM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Says Suspected Use of Torture Undermines Credibility of 9/11 Report




    January 2008



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