"Dr. Margaret Flowers - seeking the Green Party nomination for United States Senate from Maryland - was arrested this morning while attending a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing at the U.S. Capitol. She was at the Capitol to demand an independent investigation of the U.S. bombing of the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan that killed at least twelve staff members and seven patients, including three children. 37 people were injured." For full details on her arrest read this press release.
TPP needs to go to the US Congress in coming months. Once they read the actual text (which has been secret until now) more will turn against It. They can defeat it - but they can’t amend it. Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have voiced their opposition to the deal, which shows what a political tightrope the deal would be walking in order to be passed. We need your help in expressing your OPPOSITION to the TPP by contacting your Oregon congressional representatives. Click here for talking points.
A California mom is suing local police for “egregious police brutality.” She says officers pulled her over for a “bogus” traffic violation and beat her in front of her two young kids in immediate retaliation for complaining about a cop’s behavior. Here's a full news report.
Do not “misunderestimate” the fact that 80% of the votes in 2016 will be cast on electronic machines, with access controlled on electronic registration rolls. With this comes a network of private, partisan, for-profit companies that favor the Bushes. Unless something is done before November 2016, there is no public recourse on any of the machines on which this election will be conducted. They are privately owned. The source code is proprietary. The boards of election have no access. There will be no meaningful recounts. Link to full article can be found here.
The Green Party, presidential candidate Jill Stein, the Libertarian Party, and others will file suit in U.S. District Court in Washington on September 29 alleging “that the Commission on Presidential Debates is in violation of the venerable old anti-trust laws, the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act.
Full article is available here: Ballot Access Newsreports.
The undeclared war in Afghanistan is the longest war in the history of our nation. Since 2003 the United States and its allies have started new wars in Iraq, Libya, Syria, Yemen, Somalia, and the Ukraine killing tens of thousands of innocent civilians and creating millions of refugees.
Universal single payer health care - which all other industrialized nations provide for their citizens - will provide medical services for all Oregonians regardless of their income.