Renee Parsons

Renee Parsons

Renee Parsons has been a member of the ACLU’s Florida State Board of Directors and president of the ACLU Treasure Coast Chapter. She has been an elected public official in Colorado, an environmental lobbyist with Friends of the Earth and staff member of the US House of Representatives in Washington D.C.

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On May 24th, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) met behind closed doors and  approved the massive 1140 page National Defense Authorization Act  (NDAA S 2987 )(Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) Views
Friday, June 15, 2018
Public Barred From Markup of Pentagon Spending Bill in Senate Committee
It appears to have been no coincidence that when President John F. Kennedy’s spoke to the American Newspaper Publishers Association on April 27, 1961—ten days after the failed Bay of Pigs invasion —he tacitly referred to the Joint Chiefs and the CIA who had orchestrated the Cuban invasion and then...
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"Those who will benefit most from a Forever State of War are currently pounding the Senate’s marble halls, perhaps even stalking members of the Committee as lobbyists from the MIC, AIPAC and other enthusiasts for war, will do whatever it takes to bring adoption of the AUMF to a favorable committee vote." (Photo: Tim Kaine/Getty) Views
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Forever AUMF Stalls at Senate Foreign Relations Committee
As the Forever AUMF 2018 (SJRes 59 ) (Authority for the Use of Military Force) continues to await action by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, one can only imagine the extent of the behind-the-scene efforts underway to sway those few wavering Senators who may be reluctant to go down in...
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President Donald Trump and Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands in Trump Tower. (Photo: Reuters) Views
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Trump - Israel Collusion on Syria
Considering the sequence of recent events in the Middle East, it is obvious that the circumstances regarding the US withdrawal from the nuclear accord with Iran were carefully thought out in advance, as a pre-arranged strategy to pave the way for escalating Israel’s conflict with Iran and the war...
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Gov. Rick Scott Views
Sunday, May 06, 2018
Florida’s Senate Race: Does It Matter?
In recognition that the two party system is little more than an innocuous venue for the election of empty vessels on both sides of the political spectrum, the 2018 Senate race in Florida is one such prime example. Florida print media, in an effort to build readership, has referred to the race as...
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"Since its adoption in 2001 within days of the 911 attack, the AUMF has served to justify every expansion of the US military’s role in the Middle East with every relevant Congressional oversight committee acting as little more than a syncopation of bobbing heads." (Photo: Carolyn Kaster/AP) Views
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Democratic Party’s War History and the AUMF of 2018
If there is any surprise that Senate Democrats, most of whom are virtually indistinguishable from pro-war Republicans, are about to coalesce in support of the newest version of the Authority for the Use of Military Force of 2018 (AUMF) , then you have seriously not been paying attention. The...
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Putin & Clinton Views
Friday, August 05, 2016
The Propaganda War With Putin
If it had not already been apparent, the net effect of the DNC email hack has been to kick open the door to a deep American antagonism towards Russian President Vladimir Putin. In what has become an old fashioned American pile-on, President Barack Obama, Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the...
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A Chronology of the Ukrainian Coup
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Friday, July 05, 2013
NSA Revelations Refute Obama's 'Feeble' Script
While much of the country’s media was tracking whistleblower Edward Snowden’s whereabouts or questioning Glenn Greenwald’s journalistic credentials, President Obama took the opportunity to support NSA’s massive surveillance programs in a recent interview with Charlie Rose.
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Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Boston Manhunt Challenges Constitutional Principles
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
NYC School Bus Strike, Wall Street and the NLRB
Despite assurances that ' sharing the sacrifice ' necessary as a result of the 2008 economic collapse is the patriotic duty of every American, the latest challenge to that burden-sharing philosophy are the school bus drivers, matrons and mechanics of Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 1181, the country's largest transit union with 8,800
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