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  August 2006
  • Thursday, August 31

  • 12:04 PM
    Sierra Club et al. Take Global Warming to the Supreme Court

  • 11:33 AM
    National Parks Conservation Association: Final National Park Management Policies Preserve Parks' Mission

  • 10:51 AM
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Report: Ninth Anniversary of Last Minimum Wage Increase

  • 10:30 AM
    Natural Resources Defense Council: Landmark Global Warming Legislation Clears Critical Hurdle

  • 9:45 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Forest Service Cannot Support Savings Claims for Outsourcing

  • 8:48 AM
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: California Lawmakers Pass Safeguards for Privacy-Leaking RFID Chips

  • 6:15 AM
    Environmental Defense: California's Landmark Global Warming Legislation Poised for Passage

  • 6:00 AM
    Global Exchange: Iraqi Peace Activist Forced by Airport Security to Cover T-Shirt with Arabic Lettering


    Wednesday, August 30

  • 4:15 PM
    AFL-CIO President John Sweeney Labor Day 2006 Press Briefing

  • 3:59 PM
    Center for Public Integrity: Congress and Staff Accept More Than Half a Million in Free Travel from Pharmaceutical Interests

  • 3:40 PM
    ACORN: Canadian Auto Workers Union President: We're Here to Help Rebuild

  • 3:30 PM
    Justice at Stake: Washington State Supreme Court Candidates On Path to Record Fundraising

  • 3:29 PM
    Global Exchange: Climate Change Activists Confront Senator Feinstein During Her San Francisco Presentation on Global Warming

  • 3:28 PM
    Farm Aid: Additional Artists Join Diverse Lineup

  • 3:28 PM
    Bread for the World: Census Bureau Findings Show Almost One in Four Children and 37 million Americans Remain Mired in Poverty

  • 3:28 PM
    Earth Island Institute: Struggle to Save Old-Growth Sites in North Carolina

  • 3:27 PM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research: Mexico Election: Analysis Shows “Adding Up” Problem for Half of Ballot Boxes

  • 2:12 PM
    American Civil Liberties Union: Filmmakers and Free Speech Groups Host "This Film Is Not Yet Rated" Screening in Manhattan

  • 2:12 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Health Care: · Record Uninsured · Latinos · California Battle

  • 1:25 PM
    Action Against Hunger: ACF Notes Initial Report on Sri Lankan Massacre, Awaits Official Investigation

  • 12:39 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): New Jersey Toxic Cleanup Program Exposed as Toothless Tiger

  • 12:39 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): US Park Police at Lowest Level in More Than a Decade

  • 9:31 AM
    Ms. Foundation for Women’s “Katrina Women’s Response Fund” Grantees Speak Out; Stories of Women’s Hope, Activism and Leadership across the Gulf Coast

  • 6:00 AM
    Physicians for a National Health Program Decries 1.3 Million Rise in Uninsured; Uninsured Ranks Swell as Private Coverage Deteriorates Middle-Class Losing Coverage at Fastest Rate

  • 6:00 AM
    American Civil Liberties Union Seeks Information on Government Spying of Baltimore Peace Groups; May Be Part of Disturbing National Trend

  • 12:01 AM
    United for a Fair Economy / Institute for Policy Studies: Labor Day "Executive Excess" Report: Oil and Defense CEOs Pock


    Tuesday, August 29

  • 3:06 PM
    Democracy 21 Applauds FEC Commissioners Who Voted Against Opening Campaign Finance Loophole

  • 2:49 PM
    American Civil Liberties Union: On Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, America's Reputation as Human Rights Leader Diminished

  • 2:49 PM
    American Civil Liberties Union Settles Case of Sexual Harassment and Labor Law Violations Against Manhattan Hotel

  • 2:46 PM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Sarah Brady, Maryland Senate Candidates Pledge Broad Effort to Pass Bill to Get Assault Weapons Off the Streets

  • 2:17 PM
    Brennan Center for Justice: Voting Rights Groups Challenge Voter Intimidation Provision

  • 2:17 PM
    Brennan Center for Justice: Buying Time 2006: Television Advertising in State Supreme Court Elections

  • 1:47 PM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research: "Tag-Team Parenting" Used by Lower-Income, Less-Educated Workers

  • 1:31 PM
    American Medical Student Association: Together, Medical Students and AARP Fight to End Gifts from Pharmaceutical Companies to Doctors

  • 12:51 PM
    Campaign for America's Future: Report on Katrina: Conservative Policies Failed in the Rescue and Rebuilding of the Gulf Coast

  • 12:32 PM
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Poverty Remains Higher, Median Income for Non-Elderly Lower Than When Recession Hit Bottom

  • 12:20 PM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Iraq: Rehabilitation Works in Basrah

  • 12:01 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Nigeria: Military Must Be Held to Account for Razing of Community

  • 11:31 AM
    Public Citizen: FEMA Sued Over Termination of Housing Assistance Benefits for Katrina and Rita Survivors

  • 11:31 AM
    Public Citizen: FDA Should Warn of Tendon Ruptures Linked to Cipro, Levaquin, Other Antibiotics in Same Class

  • 11:08 AM
    ACORN Sues FEMA

  • 11:01 AM
    MoveOn.org: GOP Congressmen Waste Billions of Local Taxpayer Dollars on Iraq Fiasco

  • 11:01 AM
    Families USA: Census Bureau's Uninsured Number Indicates Fifth Increase in a Row

  • 10:58 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Olympic National Park Plan Shortchanges Wilderness

  • 10:46 AM
    Oxfam America Calls on Administration to Honor Its Katrina Promises

  • 8:36 AM
    Campaign for America's Future: Leaders to Address Incomplete Katrina Response; One Year After Katrina, Recovery Slow to Arrive to Gulf Coast

  • 8:28 AM
    ActionAid International: Dalits and Tribal People amongst Worst Hit by Indian Floods


    Monday, August 28

  • 3:10 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Poverty: One Year After Katrina

  • 3:06 PM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Sarah Brady Joins Endorsed Candidates to Jumpstart Maryland Efforts to Pass Assault Weapons Bill

  • 2:39 PM
    Amnesty International USA Makes Last-Minute Clemency Appeal for Execution 'Volunteer'

  • 1:24 PM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Restoring Family Links with People Affected by the Conflict in Sri Lanka

  • 1:23 PM
    Amnesty International: Sudan: Government Troop Build-up in Darfur Signals Looming Human Rights Crisis

  • 1:23 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA Enforcement Threatened by Library Closures

  • 1:23 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): Florida Not Getting the Message on Hurricane Evacuations

  • 1:23 PM
    Brennan Center for Justice: Federal Judge Protects the Right to Vote in Florida

  • 1:23 PM
    Corporate Accountability International: New York Bottled Water Recall Demonstrates Failure of FDA to Regulate Bottled Water Safety

  • 1:23 PM
    Human Rights Watch: U.N.: Adopt Resolution to Send Darfur Peacekeepers

  • 12:35 PM
    Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights: 'Nurse Avenger' Internet Shooter Game Fights Greed As Insurers Seek to Kill Universal Health Care in Key Vote Today

  • 12:08 PM
    Oxfam America Calls on Mississippi to Speed Up Assistance to Stranded Households

  • 10:16 AM
    Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights Calls Regulators to End 'Hot' Gasoline Rip-Off, Costs Californians $500B Because Pumps Not Responsive to Temperature


    Friday, August 25

  • 1:57 PM
    National Parks Conservation Association: Parks Group Says Kempthorne's National Parks Announcement is Strong First Step in 10-Year Initiative

  • 12:54 PM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: California Senate Passes Ballistics Identification Bill To Help Police Solve Gun Crimes

  • 11:31 AM
    Project On Government Oversight to NRC Headquarters Officials: A “Hear-No-Evil” Strategy Is No Way to Lead

  • 11:25 AM
    Greenpeace: Ranking Shows No Green Electronics On The Market

  • 11:25 AM
    Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood to PBS: Don't Sell-Out Children on the Web!

  • 10:31 AM
    Families USA: Census Bureau to Release New Numbers about Uninsured Americans

  • 9:54 AM
    Africa Action: Momentum Builds for UN Peacekeepers with New Darfur Draft Resolution

  • 8:30 AM
    Consumers Union Urges Hospitals to Step Up Efforts to Stop the Spread of Antibiotic-Resistant MRSA Infections

  • 6:00 AM
    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: CBS, NBC Clean Up Bush's 'Happy' Talk


    Thursday, August 24

  • 4:44 PM
    Global Exchange / Rising Tide North America: Hurricane Katrina Anniversary Marked by Cyclists in 27 Cities

  • 3:18 PM
    ACLU Says FDA Shift on Plan B is a Step in the Right Direction, But Says Arbitrary Age Restriction Infringes on Privacy Rights

  • 3:18 PM
    Public Citizen: FDA’s Delay on Plan B Contraceptive Pill Is Another Black Mark Against Troubled Watchdog Agency

  • 3:13 PM
    AFL-CIO's Largest Mid-Term Election Mobilization in Its History Kicks Into High Gear; President Sweeney Labor Day Briefing Aug. 30

  • 2:51 PM
    Farm Aid Interview Alert: Family Farmers Show Innovation, Determination One Year After Katrina

  • 2:02 PM
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities: Examining the New Census Data on Poverty, Income, and Health Insurance Coverage

  • 1:19 PM
    Green Party of the United States: Democrats and Republicans Downplay Health Care Crisis

  • 1:19 PM
    Service Employees International Union: First Contract Provides Hope for Better Life, Lifts Hundreds of Janitors at University of Miami out of Poverty

  • 12:47 PM
    Essential Information: Ralph Nader's Letter to Yankees Owner George Steinbrenner on Plans to Tear Down Yankee Stadium

  • 11:47 AM
    NAACP, Oxfam America Sponsor Mississippi Day of Action to Focus Attention on the Gulf Coast Recovery

  • 11:29 AM
    Planned Parenthood of New York City Welcomes Expansion of Plan B Access, But Cites Concerns about Teen Pregnancy

  • 11:14 AM
    Sierra Club: Defense Department Requests More Time to Respond to Allegations of Foot-Dragging

  • 10:39 AM
    Commercial Alert Blasts PBS Online Ad Plan

  • 10:14 AM
    NARAL: Food and Drug Administration Ends Political Posturing, Allows Over-the-Counter Access to "Morning-After" Pill

  • 9:58 AM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research: Labor Department Undercounts Poor, Uninsured and Non-Employed

  • 9:50 AM
    USPIRG: New Report: U.S. Can Cut Global Warming Pollution 20 Percent by 2020

  • 9:42 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER): EPA is Flying Blind, Multiple Studies Conclude

  • 9:00 AM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare Report Uncovers Public Safety Dangers at Big Cat Facilities

  • 12:07 AM
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: Sues Barney the Dinosaur to Defend Online Free Speech


    Wednesday, August 23

  • 6:01 PM
    Human Rights Watch: China: Government Must End Crackdown on Lawyers

  • 5:14 PM
    CARE: Kenya: Humanitarian Conditions Worsen in Dadaab Refugee Camps

  • 4:42 PM
    National Parks Conservation Association: Developers Illegally Bulldoze National Park Service Land at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

  • 4:25 PM
    ACLU of Massachusetts Renews Call for Public Hearing into Role of Phone Companies in Illegal Domestic Spying

  • 4:25 PM
    ACLU of Arkansas and State Green Party Win in Third Party Ballot Access Case

  • 4:01 PM
    Zogby International: Americans Concerned About Election Transparency and Security

  • 3:46 PM
    Cornucopia Institute: USDA Undermines Organic Law Authority of Expert Panel Ignored

  • 2:09 PM
    Public Citizen Calls Upon FEC to Abide by Campaign Finance Law

  • 12:50 PM
    ACORN Members Featured in Spike Lee's Documentary

  • 12:50 PM
    Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and the Mississippi Center for Justice Hold Housing Workshop for Those Forced to Move

  • 12:46 PM
    Greenpeace: EU Restrictions on Illegal US Rice Imports Inadequate

  • 12:07 PM
    Sierra Club: Bush Administration's Answer to BP Spills: More Drilling on Alaska's North Slope

  • 10:41 AM
    Servicemembers Legal Defense Network: As Marine Corps Gay Discharges Increase, Bush Issues Involuntary Recall to Bridge Recruiting Gap; 953 Marines Discharged Since 1993

  • 10:12 AM
    Oxfam America: New Report Probes Gross Inequalities in Gulf Coast Recovery

  • 10:10 AM
    Institute for Southern Studies: New Report: One Year after Katrina, Recovery Failing in the Gulf Coast

  • 8:00 AM
    WakeUpWalMart.com Calls On Wal-Mart to Renounce Latest Attacks Describing Democrats As Hezbollah Terrorists


    Tuesday, August 22

  • 2:30 PM
    American Civil Liberties Union: ACLU of Washington Defends Free Speech Rights of Lt. Ehren Watada

  • 2:16 PM
    Earthjustice: Report Highlights Need for Alternatives to US-Backed Aerial Spraying in Colombia

  • 2:08 PM
    Rainforest Action Network Calls on Schwarzenegger to Sign Hemp Farming Bill

  • 2:02 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Will the U.S. Accept Iran Talks Without Preconditions?

  • 1:45 PM
    Sierra Club: Congressmembers' Call for EPA to Respond to the EPA Inspector General's Recommendations in the August 2003 IG Report on EPA's Response to Ground Zero

  • 1:00 PM
    Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation: Experts Available: Iran’s Response to the P5+1 Proposal

  • 12:42 PM
    ACORN Releases Planning Principles for New Orleans

  • 12:32 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Guinea: Security Forces Torture, Kill With Impunity


    Monday, August 21

  • 4:11 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind Bush's Rhetoric on Iraq: · Democracy · Oil

  • 3:53 PM
    MoveOn.org: Katrina Anniversary Concert Thursday Night NYC

  • 1:01 PM
    Service Employees International Union: A Pre-Census Report: Putting the Crisis in Perspective

  • 12:35 PM
    Win Without War: Former Generals and National Security Officials Call on President to Reverse Course on Iraq and Iran

  • 11:42 AM
    Military Families Speak Out, Iraq War and other Veterans Hold Vigil at Boston Home of Congressman Stephen Lynch on August 24

  • 11:37 AM
    Greenpeace Demands Global Ban on Imports of US Rice

  • 11:37 AM
    Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka: Warring Sides Must Let Aid Reach Civilians

  • 10:34 AM
    Center for Constitutional Rights: New Revelations of Religious Mistreatment at Guantanamo

  • 9:46 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: EPA Begins Closing Libraries before Congress Acts on Plan


    Friday, August 18


  • 2:58 PM
    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: Cutting Wal-Mart a Break: NY Times goes soft on retail giant

  • 12:26 PM
    Human Rights Watch: U.N.: Reject Sudan’s Darfur Plan

  • 12:26 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Iraq: Tribunal Must Improve Work in Anfal Trial

  • 12:09 PM
    CARE: The Mission Ahead Against HIV and AIDS

  • 11:53 AM
    Amnesty International Calls for Urgent Action to Protect Civilians in Sri Lanka

  • 9:21 AM
    Greenpeace Ship to Assist Philippine Coast Guard to Tackle Oil Spill

  • 9:21 AM
    National Parks Conservation Association: Judge's Ruling Doesn't Get Army Corps Off the Hook

  • 6:30 AM
    WakeUpWalMart.com's Response to Wal-Mart Ambassador Andy Young's Comments and Resignation

  • 6:00 AM
    Corpwatch: Big, Easy Money: Disaster Profiteering on the American Gulf Coast

  • 4:02 AM
    Coalition against Bayer Dangers, Pesticide Action Network, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture: Pesticide Residues in Soft Drinks / Poisoning of Agricultural Workers: Industry Urged to Pull Dangerous Pesticides from Indian Market

  • 12:31 AM
    Peace Alliance: Nationwide 'Walk for Peace' to be Held September 16


    Thursday, August 17


  • 3:19 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Files IRS Complaint against Rep. Gary Miller

  • 2:16 PM
    Brennan Center for Justice: Federal Judge Strikes Down Warrantless Spying Program, Says Brennan Center for Justice

  • 1:56 PM
    Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Analysis: CBO's Federal Budget Outlook Still Bleak

  • 1:46 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Lebanon: Israeli Cluster Munitions Threaten Civilians

  • 1:46 PM
    Human Rights Campaign: Pension Law Includes Important Protections for Same-Sex Couples Under Federal Law

  • 12:57
    World Wildlife Fund: Snakes on a Plane: The Real Story of Illegal Wildlife Traders Who Smuggle 'Snakes on a Plane'

  • 12:45 PM
    Amnesty International: South Korea: Migrant Workers Exploited and Abused

  • 10:27 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: South Florida Woefully Unprepared for Big Hurricane

  • 9:58 AM
    Action Aid: Aids Drugs for Africa: No Backtracking on "Ambitious" Treatment Targets Call from ActionAid

  • 9:00 AM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Back from Meeting with Iraqi Parliamentarians

  • 9:00 AM
    International Fund for Animal Welfare: Launches Web's First Animal Rescue Blog


    Wednesday, August 16

  • 2:31 PM
    Camp Democracy: Cindy Sheehan's Camp Casey to Move from Texas in September

  • 2:31 PM
    Global Exchange: Citizen Diplomats Return from the Middle East, Available for Interviews on Iraq and Lebanon

  • 2:00 PM
    Congressman Dennis Kucinich: Iraq Civil War Will Not Be Won With US Military Occupation

  • 1:12 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Lebanon: Protect Civilians From Unexploded Weapons

  • 12:06 PM
    Americans United for the Separation of Church and State: Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Bible Display At Texas Courthouse

  • 12:06 PM
    National Parks Conservation Association: National Parks at Turning Point on Curbing Air Pollution

  • 12:06 PM
    Environmental Defense: Campaign Heats up to Pass Global Warming Bills

  • 10:46 AM
    Environmental Working Group: Harvard: Prof Did Not “Intentionally” Suppress Fluoride-Cancer Study

  • 10:18 AM
    Brennan Center for Justice: American Citizen Urges Court To Review His Prolonged Detention In Iraq and To Protect The Rule Of Law

  • 9:49 AM
    Greenpeace: Esperanza to Tackle Pollution in World's Centre of Marine Life

  • 9:49 AM
    National Abortion Rights Action League: New Poll Reaffirms that Americans Oppose Congressional Attacks on a Woman's Right to Choose

  • 7:27 AM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Using Terror Scare?

  • 6:00 AM
    Public Citizen: Apple’s Attempts to Monopolize “Pod” Show Need for Congress to Restrict Trademark Dilution Law in Favor of Free Speech

  • 6:00 AM
    Project On Government Oversight: Security Lapse at TVA’s Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant

  • 6:00 AM
    Nuclear Information and Resource Service and Public Citizen Appeal LES Licensing Decision to Federal Court

  • 4:31 AM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Sudan - Security of Aid Workers at Risk


    Tuesday, August 15

  • 4:46 PM
    Peaceful Tomorrows: Civilian Casualties, Civilian Solutions

  • 3:43 PM
    National Lawyers Guild Condemns Starbucks Over Unlawful Termination of Union Co-Founder Daniel Gross

  • 12:34 PM
    Government Accountability Office Report Finds Improvements Needed to Enhance U.S. Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking

  • 12:27 PM
    Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy: Middle Class Losing Economic Power, New Book

  • 12:27 PM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington: Valerie Plame Wilson, Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson Name Successor Counsel

  • 12:12 PM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research: Drug Companies Making Billions in Excess Profits Under Medicare Plan

  • 10:32 AM
    Amnesty International Files FOIAs Seeking Information on 'Ghost' Detainees and Secret Sites

  • 8:25 AM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Latest Report on ICRC Activities in the Field

  • 8:02 AM
    ACORN Lending Study Says Minority Homeowners in California at Risk of 'Rate Shock'


    Monday, August 14

  • 3:26 PM
    National Parks Conservation Association: Congress Comes to Anchorage for Hearing on Alaska's National Parks

  • 3:26 PM
    WakeUpWalMart.com's '2006 Change Wal-Mart, Change America' National Bus Tour Visits Cedar Rapids, Iowa

  • 3:22 PM
    Earthjustice: Federal Court Rules Biopharm Permits Issued Illegally in Hawai'i

  • 2:20 PM
    Service Employees International Union: Congressional Elections, Census Numbers Activate Voters Nationwide to Call for Real Solutions to the Health Care Crisis

  • 2:06 PM
    ActionAid International: Girl Power: Girls’ Education, Sexual Behavior and Aids in Africa

  • 2:06 PM
    CARE: Fighting Poverty is Key to the Battle Against AIDS

  • 2:06 PM
    CARE Begins Distribution of Relief Supplies in Beirut

  • 12:18 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: National Parks Tout their Economic Benefits

  • 11:19 AM
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: Demands FTC Investigation and Privacy Reform After AOL Data Release

  • 6:00 AM
    Human Rights Watch: AIDS Conference: Turn U.N. Promises into Action


    Friday, August 11

  • 3:52 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Tenth Anniversary of Welfare Reform

  • 1:16 PM
    Amnesty International: Lebanon/Israel: Human Rights Council Members Put Politics before Lives

  • 11:14 AM
    American Civil Liberties Union and National Abortion Federation Call on U.S. Supreme Court to Protect Women’s Health in Challenge to the Federal Abortion Ban

  • 10:59 AM
    Amnesty International: Lebanon/Israel: 1.8 Million Asked to Write to Israeli Government Demanding Safe Passage for Trapped Civilians

  • 9:58 AM
    Americans United for the Separation of Church and State: Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Against Faith-Based Prison Program To Proceed

  • 9:47 AM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Lebanon / Israel – Latest Report on ICRC Activities in the Field

  • 6:00 AM
    Human Rights Watch: Sri Lanka: Strong International Role Needed in Inquiry on Aid Worker Killings

  • 6:00 AM
    American Medical Student Association: Action Alert: Student Loan Programs Being Cut

  • 6:00 AM
    Representative Henry Waxman:FEMA Trailers Exhibit Unsafe Levels of Formaldehyde

  • 2:52 AM
    Africa Action: Interfaith Vigil for Darfur in Crawford, TX Calls President Bush to Action

  • 2:52 AM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Peace Activists in Lebanon and the U.S.


    Thursday, August 10

  • 1:23 PM
    National Abortion Rights Action League: Illinois' Latest Action to Protect Women's Access to Birth Control Represents a Win for All Consumers

  • 1:08 PM
    American Civil Liberties Union Report Details Horrors Suffered by Orleans Parish Prisoners in Wake of Hurricane Katrina

  • 1:08 PM
    American Civil Liberties Union Challenges Denial of Housing Permit to Unmarried Couple in Black Jack, Missouri

  • 1:08 PM
    Common Cause: More Astroturf Groups Exposed as TV Ad Wars Heat up

  • 1:08 PM
    Doctors Without Borders Continues to Provide Assistance Despite Ban on Movement in Southern Lebanon

  • 1:08 PM
    Human Rights Watch: AIDS Conference: Drive for HIV Testing Must Respect Rights

  • 1:08 PM
    International Committee of the Red Cross President Insists on Improved Access to Southern Lebanon

  • 1:08 PM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Sri Lanka - Latest Report on Activities in the Field

  • 1:07 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: Washington Consumer Eco-Guide Axed under Industry Pressure

  • 11:56 AM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Effective Terror Prevention and 9/11 Commission

  • 7:59 AM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Is Israel Lying About Using Cluster Bombs?

  • 6:15 AM
    ActionAid’s Get on Board Bus Carries Hope for Those Living with HIV/AIDS in Uganda

  • 6:00 AM
    The Cornucopia Institute: Nation's Largest Organic Milk Marketer "Deceiving Consumers"


    Wednesday, August 9

  • 3:08 PM
    Public Citizen Calls on DFW State Representatives to Investigate "Breathtaking" Conflict of Interest With Significant Consequences for Area’s Air Quality

  • 2:52 PM
    AFL-CIO and NDLON, Largest Organization of Worker Centers, Enter Watershed Agreement to Improve Conditions for Working Families

  • 2:47 PM
    Amnesty International: Proposed War Crimes Act Amendments Are Administration's Latest Attempt to Protect Failed War on Terror Policy Architects

  • 1:58 PM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Referendum Supporters Gather at Morgue, Hoping Assault Weapons Victims Can One Day Stop Showing Up There

  • 1:36 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Key House Offices Reinforce Whistleblower Rights Campaign

  • 1:36 PM
    Government Accountability Project: Report Exposes DOE Interference with Worker Compensation Claims

  • 1:00 PM
    Peace Action: Ned Lamont's Victory in Connecticut Senate Primary is Leading Edge of 'Peace Voter' Campaign

  • 12:05 PM
    Campaign for America's Future: Connecticut Voters Sent a Clear Message in Today's Election

  • 12:05 PM
    Doctors Without Borders Denounces Murder of Humanitarian Aid Workers in Sri Lanka

  • 12:04 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: Sea Levels Already Rising along Florida Coast

  • 12:04 PM
    Center for Democracy and Technology: New Report Tracks the Origin and Path of Unwanted Internet Ads

  • 12:04 PM
    Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence: Statement of Paul Helmke on Ed Perlmutter's Victory in Colorado Democratic Primary

  • 11:35 AM
    Health GAP: Gates' Gift Spotlights the Failure of G8 Donors

  • 11:23 AM
    National Organization for Women Celebrates Ned Lamont's Victory in Connecticut Democratic Primary

  • 9:30 AM
    WakeUpWalMart.com's '2006 Change Wal-Mart, Change America' Tour Holds Dayton Event Today with Ohio Political Leaders

  • 6:00 AM
    Human Rights Watch: U.N.: Open Independent Inquiry into Civilian Deaths

  • 6:00 AM
    Veterans For Peace Annual Convention in Seattle

  • 12:04 AM
    Electronic Frontier Foundation: Embroidery Fans Fight for Anonymity in Online Discussion Group


    Tuesday, August 8

  • 4:15 PM
    Center for Economic and Policy Research: Analysis of Data from Mexican Election Recount Raises Serious Questions

  • 1:32 PM
    Demos: Groups Release Public Comments to NYS BOE Seeking Stronger Database Regulations that will Protect NYS Voters

  • 1:32 PM
    Center for Science in the Public Interest: Lunchbox Makeovers: 10 Tips for Packing a Healthy School Lunch

  • 1:31 PM
    Peace Action: Connecticut Primary to Lead Wave of Anti-War Voter Frustration This Fall

  • 12:39 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Congress and Israel: Two Views

  • 12:38 PM
    Africa Action: "Break the Deadlock on Darfur," Interfaith Candlelight Vigil in Crawford, TX

  • 12:33 PM
    Public Citizen: Medical Device Company Cannot Keep Judicial Records Secret, Public Citizen Tells Court

  • 12:33 PM
    Public Citizen: Delaware Sued Over Refusal to Disclose How It Treats Prisoner Illnesses

  • 10:32 AM
    Consumers Federation of America: Oil Giants Continue to Benefit From US Energy Policy while Consumers and the Nation Suffer

  • 10:19 AM
    Consumers Union: Oil Giants Continue to Benefit From U.S. Energy Policy;Consumers Pay Price

  • 10:16 AM
    Human Rights Watch: Iran: Government Outlaws Nobel Laureate’s Rights Group

  • 10:16 AM
    MoveOn.org Statement from Eli Pariser on Lamont - Lieberman Primary

  • 6:00 AM
    Action Against Hunger: Fifteen Humanitarian Workers Killed in Sri Lanka

  • 2:24 AM
    National Organization for Women President Kim Gandy to Campaign for Ned Lamont in Connecticut


    Monday, August 7

  • 3:57 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Behind the Moves at the UN

  • 3:24 PM
    Amnesty International Holds Vigils Calling for Ceasefire; More than 50 Events Planned Across the U.S.

  • 3:11 PM
    AFL-CIO: 22,000 Women Took Survey Which Shows Health Care Costs, Corporate Accountability, and Retirement Security as Election-Year Priorities

  • 2:39 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: BP Pipeline Shutdown Highlights Nation's Oil Dependence; Even a One Mile Per Gallon Increase in Fuel Economy Would Erase Shortage

  • 1:09 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: Mercury-Laden Day-Care Center in New Jersey is No Anomaly

  • 11:54 AM
    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Files FEC Complaint against Bacardi USA and Martinez for Senate


    Friday, August 4

  • 2:16 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Atomic Bombings

  • 2:16 PM
    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: NY1 Silences Debate

  • 12:31 PM
    Firefighters United for Safety, Ethics, and Ecology Releases "A Homeowner's Guide to Fire-Resistant Home Construction"

  • 12:08 PM
    Amnesty International to Hold Worldwide Vigils Calling for Immediate Ceasefire in Lebanon/Israel Conflict

  • 11:26 AM
    Citizens for Tax Justice: Senate Rejects Cynical Attempt to Gut the Estate Tax

  • 11:11 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: New Jersey Shore Degraded by Sprawl Development

  • 10:42 AM
    Defenders of Wildlife: The Bonner Bridge Replacement: Long Bridge Is The Safest, Most Reliable, Least Expensive Option In The Long Run

  • 10:27 AM
    AFL-CIO Statement by President John Sweeney on Senate's Rejection of Republican Leadership's Cynical Ploy on Minimum Wage

  • 8:14 AM
    International Committee of the Red Cross: Lebanon/Israel - ICRC Bulletin 09/2006; Latest report on ICRC activities in the field


    Thursday, August 3

  • 2:52 PM
    Institute for Public Accuracy: Real Consequences of War: · Health · Environment · Terrorist Groups

  • 1:36 PM
    Greenpeace: Call for Immediate Closure of Sweden's Nuclear Reactors Following Near-Meltdown Incident

  • 1:35 PM
    Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Presses VA For Right Of Wiccans To Use Pentacle Symbol At Military Memorials

  • 1:21 PM
    Earthjustice: Federal Court Holds Environmental Protection Agency's Air Toxics Efforts "Grossly Delinquent"

  • 12:51 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Israel/Lebanon: End Indiscriminate Strikes on Civilians

  • 12:19 PM
    Doctors Without Borders: Increased Insecurity Hampers MSF Medical Assistance in Darfur

  • 12:19 PM
    Citizens for Tax Justice: Latest News on Congress's Attempt to Gut the Estate Tax

  • 10:17 AM
    Amnesty International: Israel: IDF Inquiry into Qana a Whitewash

  • 10:01 AM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility: Forest Service Looks to Outsource its "Fire Militia"

  • 8:01 AM
    United for Peace and Justice: Peace, Faith, Environmental, Indigenous Groups Join Atomic Bomb Survivors To Protest U.S. Nuclear Weapons Hypocrisy, Bechtel War Profiteering On Anniversaries of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  • 6:00 A M
    Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting: Israel’s Cluster Bombs and Alleged Phosphorus Use Have Escaped Attention


    Wednesday, August 2

  • 1:43 PM
    National Lesbian and Gay Task Force: Right-Wing Rhetoric Continues to Fuel Violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People

  • 1:27 PM
    Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility / Coastal Ocean Coalition: Environmental Groups Launch Major Shore Initiative

  • 1:27 PM
    ActionAid International Calls for Cease Fire in the Middle East

  • 12:57 PM
    Public Citizen: Hormone Replacement Therapy Drugs Mixed by Pharmacies Are Unsafe, Public Citizen Reveals on WorstPills.org Web Site

  • 12:26 PM
    Economic Policy Institute: What's Pushing Inflation?

  • 12:26 PM
    Human Rights Watch: Iran: Imprisoned Dissident Dies in Custody

  • 11:46 AM
    Farm Sanctuary Releases New Report: U.S. Highway Accidents Involving Farm Animals

  • 11:17 AM
    Democracy in Action: Lebanese Victims of Israeli Attack on Qana Probably Killed by US Weapons

  • 11:00 AM
    Clean Air Watch: Smog Savages 38 States in July, Notes Clean Air Watch Report; Infant Deaths Cited by California Researchers

  • 6:00 AM
    Sierra Club Statement on the Senate Offshore Drilling Vote


    Tuesday, August 1

  • 4:22 PM
    Institute For Public Accuracy: Will the UN Stop This War?


  • 4:18 PM
    Union of Concerned Scientists: New FDA Head Must Restore Scientific Integrity at Agency


  • 3:53 PM
    Americans For Democratic Action: A Circle of Abuse and Cronyism: Tax Evaders Use Political Connections


  • 2:42 PM
    MoveOn.org: Political Action Statement on New Democratic Position on Iraq


  • 2:31 PM
    Center For Economic and Policy Research: US Behind Europe In Employment Rates For Disadvantaged, Income Mobility, Health and Crime


  • 12:50 PM
    Natural Resources Defense Council: Senate's Offshore Drilling Bill Fails the Test


  • 12:14 PM
    Military Families Speak Out: As Congress Goes Home for Summer Recess, Military Families End Six-Week Vigil in D.C. and Prepare to Meet Elected Officials on their Home Turf


  • 11:54 AM
    Economic Policy Institute: When Is A Raise Not A Raise?


  • 11:11 AM
    Save the Children Calls for Restoring and Improving Early Childhood Care in New Orleans


  • 10:53 AM
    Bill of Rights Defense Committee: BORDC Voter Guide Cuts Through Election-Year Babble


  • 10:44 AM
    National Center for Conservation Science & Policy: Scientists Speak Out on Negative Impacts of Post-Fire Logging


  • 10:34 AM
    Campaign Action Fund / Common Cause Connecticut / Public Citizen: All Four Connecticut Senate Candidates Sign "Voters First Pledge"


  • 10:08 AM
    Troops Homes Fast: Leading Members of Iraqi Parliament Call for Meeting with Anti-War Hunger Strikers


  • 8:15 AM
    National Security Whistleblowers Coalition: NSA Whistleblower's Grand Jury Appearance Postponed


  • 8:13 AM
    Veterans For Peace: Stop the Killing! Cease-Fire Now!


  • 7:52 AM
    Public Employees For Environmental Responsibility: Environmental Agency Extends "Grace Periods" to Polluters


  • 5:55 AM
    American Civil Liberties Union: Former US Diplomats Urge Court to Review Case of German Man Kidnapped by CIA


    July 2006

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