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  June 2008

Monday, June 30

  • 4:47 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights: No Justice for Canadian Rendition Victim Maher Arar

  • 3:57 PM
    ACLU: US Government Announces Charges Against USS Cole Suspect Al-Nashiri in Guantánamo Military Commission System

  • 3:01 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): US-Funded Attacks on Iran

  • 2:55 PM
    Wake Up Wal-Mart: Wal-Mart Once Again Capitulates to the Far Right

  • 2:37 PM
    Media Matters: Media Falsely Claim Clark Attacked McCain's Service

  • 2:06 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Lead-Free Ammunition Requirements for Hunting in California Condor Range Go Into Effect July 1st

  • 2:00 PM
    CCR Files Four New Abu Ghraib Torture Lawsuits Targeting Military Contractors in US Courts

  • 1:40 PM
    Defenders of Wildlife: Getting the Lead Out of Condor Country

  • 1:00 PM
    The Real News Network: Is Obama a Conservative or a Progressive Realist?

  • 1:00 PM
    International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF): Cocoa Industry Fails to Deliver on July 1, 2008 Child Labor Commitments

  • 11:44 AM
    ACLU in Federal Court Today to Prevent Deportation of Egyptian to Torture

  • 9:41 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Supreme Court Decision Scrambles National Park Firearm Plan

    Friday, June 27

  • 3:23 PM
    Planned Parenthood: Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Ruling in Planned Parenthood v. Rounds

  • 3:15 PM
    Planned Parenthood Applauds Senate Efforts to Restore Affordable Birth Control

  • 3:05 PM
    Environmental Defense Fund: Senate Passage of Bill to Join International Treaty to Cut Toxic Ship Pollution Praised by Leading Environmental Group

  • 2:58 PM
    Earthjustice Statement on High Court's Decision to Hear Clean Water Act Case

  • 2:57 PM
    Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation: Senate Votes Late Thursday to Permit US Agencies to Assist Disablement and Dismantlement of North Korean Nuclear Facilities

  • 2:40 PM
    Real News Network: Mugabe Under Pressure

  • 2:27 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Statement of the Center n the Gas Price Reduction Act of 2008

  • 1:21 PM
    East Timor Action Network (ETAN): Eleven Timorese Citizens File Case Requesting Court to Rule Presidential Decree on Clemencies Unconstitutional

  • 1:20 PM
    Americans United Will Monitor Implementation Of New Louisiana Anti-Evolution Law

  • 1:15 PM
    Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) Responds to FCC Procedure on Product Integration; Calls for Greater Protections for Children

  • 11:30 AM
    Bill of Rights Defense Committee (BORDC): Want Your Constitutional Rights Back? Sign a New Declaration for Independence Day

  • 10:57 AM
    ACLU in Federal Court MONDAY to Prevent Deportation of Egyptian to Torture

  • 10:48 AM
    FairVote: What If They Had a Runoff and Nobody Came?

  • 10:07 AM
    Amnesty International: Irene Khan Urges Action From Lebanese Officials on Human Rights


  • 8:10 AM
    Free Press Free Press Reacts to FCC's NPRM on Product Integration


    Thursday, June 26

  • 5:01 PM
    CODEPINK: House Judiciary Committee Denies Access To Public Hearing

  • 4:37 PM
    National Lawyers Guild (NLG): John Yoo, David Addington Stonewall Congress; National Lawyers Guild Urges special Prosecutor, Congressional War Crimes Commission

  • 3:52 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: Bush Administration, Biotech Industry, Agribusiness Overstate Genetically Engineered Crops' Potential to Solve World Food Crisis

  • 3:50 PM
    FAIR: Talk Show Host Calls for Murder

  • 3:30 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Obama Bypassing Public Finance * Overview * Obama's Finance Chair

  • 2:26 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: More Drilling Extends National Addiction to Oil; Will Not Save Americans Money at the Pump

  • 2:10 PM
    ACLU: Government Revoked Muslim Nuclear Physicist’s Security Clearance to Retaliate for Criticism of US Policy

  • 2:08 PM
    The Wilderness Society: Oil Shale As Fool’s Gold: Gasoline Prices Will Not Drop From Oil Shale Development

  • 2:00 PM
    Physicians for Human Rights: UN Security Council Resolution to End Rape as Weapon of War: Now Nations Must Enforce

  • 1:24 PM
    Earthjustice: Decades of Delay in Landfill Cleanup Prompts Lawsuit by Staten Islanders

  • 1:21 PM
    Jubilee USA Network Welcomes Senate Foreign Relations Committee Passage of Jubilee Act to Expand, Reform Poor Country Debt Cancellation

  • 1:17 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR): Attorneys File First New Habeas Petitions Following Historic Supreme Court Ruling Protecting Guantánamo Detainees

  • 12:46 PM
    Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Applauds Progress Toward Dismantling North Korea’s Nuclear Weapons Program

  • 12:14 PM
    ACLU Applauds First-Ever Congressional Hearing on Gender Identity in the Workplace

  • 11:45 AM
    Task Force Action Fund Applauds Congress for Today’s Historic Hearing on Transgender Discrimination in the Workplace

  • 11:36 AM
    Children's Defense Fund Disappointed by Supreme Court's Decision in District of Columbia v. Heller

  • 11:30 AM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Statement of Brady President Paul Helmke on Supreme Court Second Amendment Ruling

  • 10:56 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Poaching in National Parks Will Rise Under Open Firearms Plan

  • 10:50 AM
    Amnesty International: Spotlight on Torture

  • 10:05 AM
    Congressman Dennis Kucinich: 'We Went to War for the Oil Companies'

  • 9:47 AM
    Doctors Without Borders (MSF): Trapped Somali Populations Need Immediate Life-Saving Assistance

  • 9:15 AM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Bush, White House Push 'Faith-Based' Agenda Despite Mounting Record of Misuse

    Wednesday, June 25

  • 4:49 PM
    Secular Coalition for America: Pew Study Finds One in Five Atheists Believe in God; The Secular Coalition for America Responds

  • 4:48 PM
    ACLU Sues Department of Homeland Security for Information on Deaths in Immigration Detention Centers

  • 4:42 PM
    Amnesty International: Justice Department’s Taser Report Underscores Need for Strict Limits on Use

  • 3:12 PM
    American Medical Student Association (AMSA) Rallies on Capitol Hill to Support Funding for Global AIDS

  • 3:10 PM
    Public Citizen: Campaign Finance Reform Groups Urge Presidential Candidates to Reveal More Donor Information

  • 3:01 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Testifies Before Congress on US Transportation Policy

  • 2:57 PM
    Earthjustice: Groups Plan Lawsuit to Force Cleanup of Air Pollution in National Parks

  • 2:44 PM
    Death Penalty Information Center: US Supreme Court Rules Death Penalty for Child Rape Unconstitutional

  • 2:40 PM
    Corporate Accountability International: Statement at Kennebunk Board of Trustees Meeting

  • 2:39 PM
    ACLU Commends House Judiciary Subcommittee for Continued Investigation into Whether High-Level Officials Authorized Torture

  • 1:55 PM
    Greenpeace: Supreme Court Ruling Compounds ExxonMobil's Betrayal of Alaskan Communities

  • 11:57 AM
    Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): California to Release State Global Warming Plan Tomorrow

  • 11:56 AM
    Drug Policy Alliance: Conference of Mayors Unanimously Passes Resolution Calling for City-Coordinated Drug Overdose Prevention Efforts

  • 11:54 AM
    Sierra Club: McCain Continues to Dim Clean Energy Future While Visiting Sunny Nevada

  • 11:49 AM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Russia: Stop ‘Dirty War’ Tactics in Ingushetia

  • 11:40 AM
    Demos: A Year Into The Mortgage Meltdown, New Report Analyzes Housing Market Crisis and Federal Response

  • 11:30 AM
    Doctors Without Borders (MSF): Thailand Forcibly Returns Hundreds of Hmong Refugees to Laos

  • 11:22 AM
    Greeenpeace: Company Scores Plummet As Greenpeace Expands The Ranking Criteria In Its Guide To Greener Electronics

  • 11:13 AM
    CODEPINK: Criminal Charges Dropped Against CODEPINK Women Who Shut Down Berkeley Marine Recruiting Station

  • 11:11 AM
    People for the American Way (PFAW): Big Win for Exxon at the Supreme Court

  • 11:00 AM
    The Real News: Not Facing Up to Climate Change Crisis a Crime?

  • 10:28 AM
    Food & Water Watch: Bottled Water Jobs Low-Paying, Dangerous: Analysis Cracks Corporate Spin as Nestle Announces Plans to Take More Water in Maine

  • 10:24 AM
    The Constitution Project: Supreme Court Rejects Death Penalty for Non-Homicide Rape

  • 9:44 AM
    ACLU in Federal Court Today to Challenge Government’s Ban on Renowned Scholar

  • 9:43 AM
    ACLU Calls for End to Mandatory Prayer at US Naval Academy

  • 8:58 AM
    US Senator Russ Feingold: Statement for Hearing on 'Laptop Searches and Other Violations of Privacy Faced by Americans Returning From Overseas Travel'

  • 1:21 AM
    War Resisters League: New Report From Interviews With 90 Peace and Justice Organizers: An Assessment of Antiwar Organizing and Activism

    Tuesday, June 24

  • 9:54 PM
    American Constitution Society (ACS) Criticizes DOJ Use of Politics in Hiring for Career Honors, Intern Programs

  • 4:40 PM
    Amnesty International Urges Addington and Yoo to Fully Cooperate with Judiciary Subcommittee

  • 3:31 PM
    ACLU Applauds Committee Passage of National Security Letter Reform

  • 2:50 PM
    ACLU Urges Congress to Do the Right Thing for Young Americans; Funding for Abstinence-only Programs Must End

  • 1:35 PM
    Council for A Livable World: Stopping U.S.-Iraq Permanent Bases Agreement Is Top Priority for Anti-War Movement

  • 1:34 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Latin America’s Whale Watchers: One Million Strong and Growing

  • 1:30 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): African Elephant Coalition Roots for Conservation, Not Ivory Trade

  • 1:27 PM
    SEIU Members Deployed for General Election

  • 1:25 PM
    Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP): US Conference of Mayors Backs Single-Payer National Health Insurance

  • 1:21 PM
    Real News Network: Iraq Story Buried by US Networks

  • 1:07 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS): California Will Require Pollution Labels for Cars

  • 12:29 PM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR): Baby Boomers Face Massive Loss of Retirement Wealth Due to Housing Market Meltdown

  • 12:05 PM
    National Lawyers Guild Calls on Senate to Vote 'No' on Electronic Surveillance Bill, H.R. 6304

  • 12:05 AM
    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) Applauds State Deal to Purchase Farmland to Restore America's Everglades

  • 11:59 AM
    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA): New Report Gives First-Ever Review of National Park Resource Conditions

  • 11:47 AM
    Rights Groups: African Union: Use Summit to Press Senegal on Hissène Habré Trial

  • 11:26 AM
    Human Rights First: Top Interrogators Declare Torture Ineffective in Intelligence Gathering

  • 11:12 AM
    Food & Water Watch: Bottled Water Bill Moves Forward in CA State Senate

  • 11:01 AM
    Netroots Nation Releases Agenda, Announces Speaker Line-Up

  • 10:41 AM
    Real News Network: Millions of Children Forced To Work To Earn Meager Income, or Nothing At All

  • 10:30 AM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Settlement Could Bring New Habitat Protections to a Desert Plant Threatened With Extinction

  • 10:12 AM
    Center for Public Integrity: Drug Industry Spent Record Amount Lobbying in ’07

  • 10:01 AM
    Amnesty International: Europe in ‘State of Denial’ Over Role in US Rendition and Secret Detention

  • 9:36 AM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State: Dobson Attack On Religious Diversity, Secular Government Is Deplorable

  • 9:15 AM
    American Rivers: Sewage Right-to-Know Bill Passes House of Representatives

  • 7:47 AM
    Institute of Policy Studies (IPS)/Essential Action: High Flyers: How Private Jet Travel Is Straining the System, Warming the Planet, and Costing You Money

  • 7:05 AM
    Greenpeace: Global Demand to release Greenpeace Activists in Japan Grows

  • 5:59 AM
    MAPLight.org: Telco PACs Gave $8K to Dems Who Change Their Vote on FISA

    Monday, June 23

  • 6:00 PM
    American Atheists: George Carlin Dead at 71 - Comedian, Critic, Atheist

  • 3:50 PM
    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN): Women in Uniform Disproportionately Affected by "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Law

  • 3:28 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Conservation or Compromise? Whaling Commission Meets at Crossroads

  • 3:11 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): US Supreme Court to Hear Navy Sonar Case Ruling Could Be Made By This Fall

  • 2:59 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Iran: Guarantee Fair Court Hearings for Two Kurdish Women

  • 2:30 PM
    Environmental Defense Fund: Despite Weak Economy, New Poll Data Shows California Voters Strongly Support Policies to Implement Global Warming Solutions Act

  • 2:15 PM
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA): EU Recognizes Significance of Reforms under Raúl Castro and Inefficiency of Sanctions: Will the US be as Clever?

  • 2:00 PM
    Corporate Accountability International: Mayors Vote to End Taxpayer Spending on Bottled Water

  • 1:25 PM
    Free Press: InternetforEveryone.org to Be Unveiled Tuesday in New York

  • 12:45 PM
    The Real News Network: It's Your Time to Speak

  • 11:45 AM
    Families USA: New National Survey of Mayors Highlights Impact of Growing Health Care Crisis on City Budgets and Services

  • 11:30 AM
    The Real News Network: Who's to Blame for Price of Oil?

  • 11:00 AM
    The Real News Network: 'The World According to Monsanto'

  • 10:43 AM
    The Constitution Project: Blue Ribbon Committee Condemns 'National Security Courts'

  • 10:28 AM
    ACLU in Federal Court Wednesday to Challenge Government’s Ban on Renowned Scholar

  • 10:24 AM
    Humanists File Legal Brief in Summum Case: No Permanent Religion in Public Parks

  • 9:48 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Federal Wildlife Report Censored

  • 9:42 AM
    Rights Groups Launch Groundbreaking Report on Right to Water in Haiti

    Friday, June 20

  • 2:30 PM
    The Real News Network: Will Pakistan Fight a US War?

  • 1:07 PM
    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network (SLDN): Remembering Leonard Matlovitch

  • 12:40 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity Applauds Emergency Uranium Protections for Grand Canyon

  • 12:00 PM
    ACLU: House Approves Unconstitutional Surveillance Legislation

  • 11:42 AM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): House Vote for More Food Safety Money Praised

  • 10:15 AM
    Center for American Progress: How the Mainstream Media Ignores Ordinary People in Economic News Coverage

  • 9:34 AM
    Government Accountability Project (GAP): Whistleblower Law Conference Set for Monday

  • 9:00 AM
    Amnesty International: World: Call for Action on World Refugee Day 20 June

    Thursday, June 19

  • 5:05 PM
    Public Citizen: Obama’s Broken Promise on Public Funding of Elections Is Disappointment; Candidate Must Champion Fixing Public Funding System

  • 5:00 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Big Oil Getting Iraq Oil Deals

  • 4:57 PM
    The Cornucopia Institute: Farmers at Organic Valley Assert Control to Maintain High Ethics Standards at Co-op

  • 4:30 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Background of Obama's Foreign Policy Group

  • 3:05 PM
    ACLU: Subcommittee Votes to Continue Funding Disproven Abstinence-Only Programs

  • 2:20 PM
    Senator Russ Feingold: Statement On the FISA Deal

  • 1:34 PM
    Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC): Coalition Demands FCC Action on Product Placement and Product Integration

  • 1:10 PM
    Doctors WIthout Borders (MSF): Somali and Ethiopian Migrants Face Violence in Waters Off Yemen

  • 12:30 PM
    The Real News Network: Bush Wants Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling

  • 12:12 PM
    Equality California: Senate Education Committee Passes Harvey Milk Bill

  • 12:20 PM
    Human Rights Watch: South Africa: Grant Temporary Status to All Zimbabweans

  • 12:11 PM
    Brady Campaign: Guns-On-Campus Bills Fail At State Level Across US

  • 12:10 PM
    Friends of the Earth: New Flood Control Policies Needed in Wake of Midwest Floods and With Probability of More Extreme Weather From Global Warming

  • 11:44 AM
    The Wilderness Society Commends Responsible Energy Bills

  • 11:34 AM
    Food & Water Watch: Private Water Investment Costly for Customers, Industry Analysis Reveals

  • 10:20 AM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State Files Lawsuit Challenging South Carolina's 'I Believe' License Plate

  • 10:00 AM
    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (IATP): Test Biomass Harvests Yield Important Lessons

  • 9:47 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Report Blasts New Jersey Toxic Clean-Ups

    Wednesday, June 18

  • 3:48 PM
    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Condemns Presidential Honor for Former Joint Chiefs Chairman Peter Pace

  • 3:45 PM
    Secular Coalition for America: House Subcommittee Votes to Continue DC Voucher Program

  • 3:32 PM
    National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA): Congress Proposes to Enhance Protections for Oregon Caves National Monument

  • 3:25 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Commission to Decide on Chemical Incineration Issues Tomorrow

  • 3:21 PM
    Earthjustice: Out of Kansas -- A National Clean Energy Agenda

  • 2:40 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Sends House Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Laura Richardson

  • 2:40 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Settlement Could Bring New Habitat Protections to Two Southern California Plants Threatened With Extinction

  • 2:40 PM
    Amnesty International: China: One Thousand Protesters Unaccounted For in Tibet Lock-Down

  • 2:40 PM
    American Rivers: Congress Moves to Safeguard the Wild Rogue River and Other Oregon Treasures

  • 2:29 PM
    ACLU Monitoring Unconstitutional Guantánamo Military Commissions This Week

  • 2:24 PM
    The Wilderness Society: Finding the Truth: A Response to President Bush’s June 18, 2008 Speech Calling for More Domestic Drilling of Oil and Natural Gas

  • 2:13 PM
    ACLU Applauds House Judiciary Subcommittee on Continuing Its Examination Into Torture Approval

  • 2:06 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Stagflation

  • 1:54 PM
    ACLU Sues Old Dominion Freight Lines Over Firing Of Transgender Trucker

  • 1:50 PM
    Drug Policy Alliance: House Judiciary Committee to Renew Controversial Drug Enforcement Grant Program Linked to Racial Disparities, Police Corruption and Civil Rights Abuses

  • 1:41 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Conservationists File Suit to Protect Whales From Ship Strikes off the California Coast

  • 1:35 PM
    Brady Campaign: Californians At Risk From Gun Violence

  • 1:20 PM
    ACLU Challenges Government’s Stigmatizing of Mainstream Muslim Groups in Holy Land Case

  • 1:00 PM
    The Real News Network: Kandahar Braces for Taliban Offensive

  • 12:06 PM
    ACLU Urges Congress to Reform Department of Justice Grant Program

  • 11:42 AM
    Ecojustice: Canada in Court for Violating Federal Climate Change Law

  • 11:30 AM
    Families USA: Report: NIH and Global Health Research Are a Major Boon to All State Economies

  • 10:36 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): New Jersey Exempts Flood of Projects from Flood Hazard Rules

  • 9:44 AM
    Africa Action: UN Security Council Special Session Acknowledges Failure to Protect People of Sudan

    Tuesday, June 17

  • 6:43 PM
    National Gay & Lesbian Task Force Sends Well Wishes To Same-Sex Couple Newlyweds

  • 6:30 PM
    Greenpeace Welcomes The Extension of The Soy Moratorium to Protect The Amazon

  • 5:50 PM
    FAIR: Action Alert: Manufacturing Difference Between McCain and Bush

  • 3:18 PM
    EarthJustice: Fishermen, Conservationists Issue New Legal Challenge to Bush Administration’s Reckless Salmon Plan

  • 2:48 PM
    American Rivers: New Salmon Plan Fails to Address Effects of Dams, Global Warming

  • 2:10 PM
    Center for American Progress: Economic Snapshot for June 2008

  • 1:40 PM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: US Gun Shops "Lost" More Than 30,000 Firearms Last Year

  • 1:32 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Study Finds Hundreds of Nevada Species Unprotected by Reserves or Laws

  • 1:04 PM
    Doctors Without Borders (MSF): Mount Elgon, Kenya: A Terrorized Population in Desperate Need of Assistance

  • 12:47 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Pakistan: Abolish the Death Penalty

  • 12:40 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): China: Lhasa Torch Relay Tarnishes Olympic Movement

  • 12:15 PM
    Public Citizen: Kentucky Settles Internet Censorship Suit, Agrees to Lift Ban on Blogs

  • 12:00 PM
    The Real News Network: Bush Says Goodbye to Britain

  • 11:16 AM
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR): New Powerline Study Finds That Local Wind Energy Generation Can Avoid New Transmission Lines

  • 10:51 AM
    Environmental, Conservation, Science Groups Priase New Climate Leadership

  • 9:57 AM
    Public Employees for Environemental Responsibility (PEER): Mountain Bike Group Wants Access to Park Backcountry Trails

    Monday, June 16

  • 6:19 PM
    Greenpeace Publishes Pesticides Industry Ranking

  • 5:51 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): The Ruse Over Bases in Iraq

  • 3:09 PM
    ACLU Welcomes UN Independent Expert on Extrajudicial Executions to US

  • 12:53 PM
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL): Western Sahara: Polisario Front Continues Destruction of Its Aantipersonnel Landmine Stockpile and Clearance of Cluster Submunitions

  • 12:15 PM
    Common Cause: Supreme Court Ruling on Detained Terrorists Is Welcomed

  • 12:00 PM
    The Real News Network: Iraqi MPs Speak Out About Occupation

  • 12:00 PM
    The Real News Network: Canadian Autoworkers Fight Back

  • 11:57 AM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Responds to Court Ruling That White House Office of Administration Is Not An Agency

  • 11:50 AM
    American Rivers Responds to Disastrous Midwest Floods

  • 11:35 AM
    National Parks Conservation Association Announces New Website to Empower National Park Visitors to Address Global Warming

  • 11:09 AM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): UN: Council Faults Sudan Inaction on War Crimes Suspects

  • 10:48 AM
    ACLU Hosts Weeklong Online Symposium On LGBT Pride

  • 10:04 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Library on Effects of New Chemicals Will Remain

  • 9:54 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Florida Environmental Enforcement Continues Downward Slide

  • 9:49 AM
    Amnesty International USA Brings Guantanamo Cell Replica to DC

  • 7:00 AM
    Center for Human Rights and Advice for Indigenous Peoples: Oaxaca: Paramilitaries Expel the Investigative Police

    Sunday, June 15

  • 10:00 AM
    Amnesty International: Iraqi Refugees Facing Desperate Situation

    Friday, June 13

  • 3:50 PM
    Earthjustice: Washington Law Favoring Developers and Sprawl Overturned

  • 3:36 PM
    SEIU Sends Forth “Dear John” Letter to Senator John McCain

  • 2:40 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Tomato Recall -- Is Irradiation the Solution?

  • 2:11 PM
    Americans United for Separation of Church & State Challenges Florida Ballot Amendments That Would Undercut Religious Liberty, Public Schools

  • 1:52 PM
    Free Press: FCC Improves Broadband Data Collection

  • 1:43 PM
    Free Press: 'Comcast Is Not Above the Law'

  • 1:17 PM
    People for the American Way (PFAW) Foundation Sues to Protect Church-State Separation

  • 12:50 PM
    National Gay and Lesbian Task Force: Article of Faith: Taking the Pulpit to Pride

  • 12:04 PM
    Witness Against Torture: Supreme Court Upholds the Rights of Guantanamo Detainees

  • 11:06 AM
    The Cornucopia Institute: USDA's Organic Factory Farming Scandal Continues to Unravel

    Thursday, June 12

  • 3:58 PM
    ACLU Opposes Expansion of Federal DNA Program to Arrestee Testing

  • 3:40 PM
    Center for American Progress: Living Longer, But Living Better?

  • 3:30 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Gitmo Decision

  • 2:32 PM
    SEIU Members Call On Congress to Extend Jobless Benefits

  • 2:24 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Ethiopia: Army Commits Executions, Torture, and Rape in Ogaden

  • 2:17 PM
    Demos: Rejected Lawsuit Against Ohio for Noncompliance with Federal Voter Registration Law Appealed in US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

  • 1:47 PM
    Human Rights First Welcomes Bill to Address Flawed Immigration Detention System

  • 1:41 PM
    Human Rights First: Supreme Court Upholds Due Process for Guantanamo Prisoners

  • 1:31 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC): White House Interferes With EPA Scientists' Analysis of Toxic Chemicals; Poses Risk to Public Health

  • 1:10 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Demands Fair Trials for Former Guantanamo and Bagram Detainees in US Built Afghan Facility

  • 1:02 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights: Landmark Win for Guantanamo Detainees!

  • 12:58 PM
    American Rivers: Healthy Rivers -- Not More Hydropower Dams -- Are Needed in a Warming World

  • 12:48 PM
    ACLU: Civil Rights Groups Urge Appellate Court To Overturn Arizona Employer Sanctions Law

  • 12:26 PM
    ACLU Challenges Solitary Confinement And Unwarranted Strip Searches Of Girls Held In Texas Youth Prison

  • 12:20 PM
    Amnesty International Hails U.S. Supreme Court Decision Recognizing Habeas Corpus and Striking Down Combatant Status Review System

  • 12:05 PM
    Families USA: Most States Fail to Protect Consumers Against Insurance Company Abuses

  • 11:51 AM
    Government Accountability Project: World Bank Whistleblower Policy Lacks Protections

  • 1:25 AM
    ACLU: Supreme Court Restores Rule Of Law To Guantánamo

  • 10:57 AM
    People For the American Way: Supreme Court Rebukes Bush on Habeas Corpus in 5-4 Ruling

  • 10:50 AM
    Constitution Project: Supreme Court Affirms Habeas Rights of Americans Detained in Iraq

  • 10:33 AM
    Constitution Project Welcomes Supreme Court's Restoration of Habeas Corpus for "Enemy Combatants"

  • 10:04 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Army's $100 Million Housing from Hell: Alaska's Taku

    Wednesday, June 11

  • 4:47 PM
    Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) Urges Adoption of Democratic Platform Plank on Marketing to Children

  • 4:02 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: US Bases In Iraq

  • 3:51 PM
    Thousands Join Members of Congress, Religious Leaders, Development Advocates to Demand Immediate Debt Cancellation for Haiti

  • 3:50 PM
    The Real News Network: Talks, Not War With Iran

  • 3:46 PM
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR): New Report Offers a Silver Bullet for High Gas Prices

  • 3:30 PM
    Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey Supports Effort to Impeach President Bush

  • 2:47 PM
    Real News Network: Will the Real Obama Please Stand Up?

  • 2:26 PM
    Real News Network: US Rep. Distorts Facts About Iran

  • 1:59 PM
    World Wildlife Fund (WWF): Monumental Debt-for-Nature Swap Provides $20 Million to Protect Biodiversity in Madagascar

  • 1:40 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Congressional Committee Passes Legislation That Would Strengthen Ban on Shark Finning

  • 1:05 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Uganda: Drop Charges Against Sexual Rights Activists

  • 11:56 AM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Files FEC Complaint Against Rep. Blackburn's Campaign Committee and Its Treasurer

  • 11:40 AM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Gerogia, Florida and Texas Top Crime Gun Suppliers; Hawaii, Rhode Island, New Jersey Supply Fewest Crime Guns

  • 11:31 AM
    Americans United for Separation of Church and State: IRS Should Investigate Minnesota Church for Electioneering

  • 11:10 AM
    Grassroots Netroots Alliance/Organic Consumers Fund: Move Over MoveOn: Grassroots Netroots Alliance (GNA) Launches New Progressive Campaign to 'Press the Politicians'

  • 10:28 AM
    ACLU Warns Congress on Excessive Secrecy

  • 9:22 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Interior Stifles Grand Canyon Park Call for More River Surges

    Tuesday, June 10

  • 5:51 PM
    Congressman Dennis Kucinich: House to Read Kucinich Resolution on Impeachment Tonight

  • 5:00 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): A Move to Impeach Bush

  • 4:16 PM
    Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ): Toxic Ties to "New Shower Curtain Smell" Evident, According to Latest Laboratory Testing

  • 3:56 PM
    Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA): Chávez’s Blockbuster Proposal: Finally the Right Message for Peace

  • 3:14 PM
    Free Press: Senate Bill Would Block Pentagon Propaganda

  • 3:10 PM
    Sierra Club: Senate Minority Sides With Big Oil Amidst Skyrocketing Gas Prices

  • 3:00 PM
    Public Citizen: Consumer-First Energy Act Is a Needed First Step

  • 2:51 PM
    Organic Consumers Association: California Files Lawsuit Against Whole Foods, Avalon, and Others Whose Products Tested Positive for Carcinogenic 1,4-Dioxane in OCA Study

  • 2:48 PM
    Food & Water Watch: Zapped! Irradiation and the Death of Food

  • 2:40 PM
    Consumers Union: USDA Opposition to Mad Cow Testing Is Anti-Consumer, Anti-Competitive; Tests Could Resolve Korea Beef Trade Dispute

  • 2:17 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): FDA Inaction to Blame for Salmonella Outbreak

  • 2:01 PM
    Physicians for Human Rights (PHR): Zimbabwe Must Lift Suspension of Humanitarian Aid

  • 1:59 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): US: Improve Prison Conditions at Guantanamo

  • 1:51 PM
    Earthjustice: Florida Governor Does the Right Thing, Vetos Troubled Seagrass Bill

  • 1:46 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Statement on Rep. Laura Richardson’s Shocking Financial Dealings

  • 1:38 PM
    Senator Russ Feingold Backs Bill to Improve US Trade Policies, Renegotiate Failed Deals

  • 1:14 PM
    Netroots Nation Kicks Off With Thursday Keynote Featuring Governor Dean

  • 1:12 PM
    Congressional Progressive Caucus: Barbara Lee Urges Americans to Talk Directly to Iranians

  • 1:08 PM
    The Real News Network: Iran Opposes Iraq/US Security Pact

  • 11:38 AM
    ACLU Urges Court To Uphold Ban On Unconstitutional Censorship Law

  • 10:55 AM
    Veterans For Peace: Veterans to Deliver Impeachment Petition

  • 10:28 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Massachusetts Recharge Plan Puts Drinking Water at Risk

  • 10:26 AM
    ACLU is Pleased FCC Delayed Vote on So-Called “Family-Friendly” Filter Requirement

  • 10:24 AM
    ACLU to Testify Before House Judiciary Subcommittee on Electronic Employment Verification

  • 10:21 AM
    Senator Russ Feingold Backs Bill to Improve US Trade Policies, Renegotiate Failed Deals

  • 10:00 AM
    LGBT Organizations Urge Couples Marrying in California to “Make Change, Not Lawsuits”

    Monday, June 9

  • 3:25 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI): Nestlé Nudged by Lawmaker, Health Groups on Marketing Junk Food to Kids

  • 3:15 PM
    Earthjustice: In Latest Anti-Clean Water Action, Bush Administration Gives Polluters OK to Pump Wastewater into Drinking Water Supplies

  • 3:02 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Chechnya: European Court Last Hope for Victims

  • 2:53 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Going Once, Going Twice: Remnants of 10,000+ Elephants May Be on the Auction Block

  • 2:45 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): Spain: Improve Care for Migrant Children

  • 2:31 PM
    Children's Defense Fund: New Children’s Defense Fund Report Shows Children and Teen Firearm Deaths Increase for First Time Since 1994

  • 2:15 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Lawsuit to Be Filed to Protect Polar Bears from Oil Development and Greenhouse Gases

  • 2:14 PM
    ACLU Statement on President Bush’s Directive Mandating Employment Verification for All Governmental Contracts

  • 12:49 PM
    Real News Network: Hunger in the Wake of Climate Change

  • 12:39 M
    1Sky: Mothers and Children call on Senate for Stronger Climate Legislation

  • 12:07 PM
    Africa Action: Democracy in Zimbabwe Demands Urgent International Support

  • 12:06 PM
    Friends of The Earth: Public Transportation Can Address Gas Prices and Warming

  • 11:55 AM
    National Whistleblower Center: Supreme Court Issues Major False Claims Act Decision

  • 10:34 AM
    Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation: Americans on Capitol Hill to Speak Directly to Iranians Tomorrow

  • 10:27 AM
    ActionAid/Women Won't Wait: International Coalition at UN Meeting Claims Women and Girls Still Waiting for Progress on HIV/AIDS and Violence

  • 10:06 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Misdeeds on Trial in Ombudsman Whistleblower

  • 9:00 AM
    Center for Human Rights and Advice for Indigenous Peoples (CDHAPI): The People of Santo Domingo Ixcatlan Meet With the Governor, Ulises Ruiz, to Respond to the Request of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

    Wednesday, June 4

  • 4:32 PM
    Environment Groups to Senate: Reject Amendments Promoting More Subsidies for Nuclear Power in Proposed Climate Bill

  • 4:00 PM
    Task Force Action Fund Commends Formation of Congressional Equality Caucus for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Americans

  • 3:40 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Major Presidential Candidates at AIPAC

  • 3:20 PM
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR): Monticello Fiber Network Fighting Frivolous Lawsuit

  • 3:07 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Bush Administration Attempts to Undermine Wildlife Conservation on Public Lands: Sweeping Policy Changes Proposed Behind Closed Doors

  • 2:47 PM
    Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Demands Release of Entire Unredacted OIG Report Regarding Rendition and Torture Victim Maher Arar

  • 2:38 PM
    Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR): Balancing Budgets by Raising Depletion Taxes

  • 2:25 PM
    Friends of the Earth/Civil Society Groups to World Bank: Clean Means Clean; Over 100 Civil Society Groups Oppose Bank's "Less Dirty" Technology Fund

  • 1:33 PM
    SEIU Launches Global Campaign to Close Tax Loopholes for the Ultra-Wealthy, Puts McCain’s Links to Buyout Billionaires Front and Center

  • 1:30 PM
    Public Citizen: Bush Administration’s Proposed Roof Crush Rule Does Little to Save Lives

  • 1:25 PM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW): Taiping 4 Gorilla 'Oyin' Dies

  • 1:00 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): Unions in Crisis

  • 12:59 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): US: Don’t Railroad 9/11 Case Through Military Commissions

  • 12:56 PM
    Human Rights First: New Video: Eyewitnesses Implicate Sudanese Minister in War Crimes

  • 12:20 PM
    Drug Policy Alliance: White House Pushes Controversial Student Drug Testing Agenda at Washington, D.C. Summit on June 4

  • 12:05 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: Congress Examines Decades of Off-road Vehicle Abuse and Neglect

  • 11:59 AM
    Cornucopia Institute: Study: Organic Milk From Pasture-Fed Cows Contains Higher Levels of Beneficial Nutrients

  • 11:30 AM
    Real News Network: Olmert at AIPAC: United With Bush on Iran

  • 11:11 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Off-Road Vehicle Route Designations Going Badly Off Track

  • 10:26 AM
    ACLU Urges Congress to Investigate Role of Top State Department Officials in Torture

  • 10:25 AM
    ACLU Urges Congress to Maximize Medical Privacy of Electronic Health Records

  • 10:08 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): The Congressman and the Forest Fire: A Tale of String Pulling

  • 9:42 AM
    Government Accountability Project: Judiciary Hearing to Examine Detainee Handling Policy

    Tuesday, June 3

  • 3:27 PM
    ACLU Membership Conference 2008: Stand Up For Freedom

  • 2:25 PM
    NRDC: New Report: Millions of US Workers Stand to Gain from Green Industries

  • 2:19 PM
    Human Rights Watch: US: Challenge Israel’s Restrictions on Gaza Students

  • 1:48 PM
    Center for Biological Diversity: New Threats to the Spotted Owl Prompt Legal Notice on the Elliott State Forest

  • 1:21 PM
    ACLU Applauds House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on Immigrant Detainee Health Care

  • 1:14 PM
    Real News Network: McCain at AIPAC: Drumbeats of War?

  • 12:51 PM
    ACLU: Mentally Ill Man Receives Life Sentence After 18 Years On Tennessee Death Row

  • 10:00 AM
    CODEPINK: Congress Receives "Toy Soldiers" from Military Mom & Concerned Women

    Monday, June 2

  • 6:30 PM
    Food & Water Watch: Water Activists Slay Corporate Behemoth

  • 5:58 PM
    People for the American Way (PFAW) Foundation and California State University Reach Agreement in Fullerton Lecturer Case

  • 4:49 PM
    ACLU: Judge Orders Children Returned to Their Families

  • 4:38 PM
    Amnesty International Demands Release of Zimbabwe Activists Jailed in Peaceful March

  • 3:40 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy (IPA): $544 Billion in Subsidies for Nuclear Industry

  • 3:07 PM
    International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL): Help Ban Cluster Bombs Now! Sign the People's Treaty

  • 3:00 PM
    Consumer Groups Angered by FDA and USDA Inaction on CO-treated Meat

  • 2:43 PM
    People for the American Way (PFAW): Why Is Norm Coleman So Proud of Putting John Roberts on the Supreme Court?

  • 2:22 PM
    Human Rights Watch (HRW): China: Free Tiananmen Prisoners Before Olympics

  • 2:19 PM
    League of Women Voters: Urges Senate to Pass Climate Change Legislation

  • 2:13 PM
    American Rivers: National River Cleanup Kicks Off First Week of June

  • 2:08 PM
    Friends of the Earth Action: Diverse Coalition Calls on Senate to ‘Fix or Ditch’ Lieberman-Warner Bill in Print Ad

  • 2:00 PM
    Free Press: Dan Rather, Bill Moyers Join Thousands Fighting for Better Media in Minneapolis

  • 1:59 PM
    Center for American Progress: The ID Divide: Addressing the Challenges of Identification and Authentication in American Society

  • 1:53 PM
    Reclaim the Media: 'Media Heroes' Trading Cards Honor Media Activists, Journalists

  • 1:50 PM
    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF): UN Food Crisis Summit Must Move Beyond Old Ineffective Recipes

  • 12:34 PM
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Wins Landmark Case Upholding Constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act

  • 12:24 PM
    Greenpeace: Climate Security Act Falls Short of Action Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Impacts

  • 12:20 PM
    Real News Network: Katrina: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • 12:00 PM
    Real News Network: Hell From Above: 111 Countries Ban the Use of Cluster Bombs

  • 10:35 AM
    National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Urges United States to Sign and Ratify Treaty Banning Use of Cluster Bombs

  • 9:56 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Cites USDA for Wildlife Poison Violations



    May 2008



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