Dr. Margaret Flowers Arrested for Speaking Out at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing


"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.

Stop TPP!


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.

California mom beaten by police

mom_beaten_by_police.jpg   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.

Senators Wyden and Merkley—Support the Iran Nuclear Deal!


Sign the following ad to be placed on OregonLive: On July 14th 2015, President Obama signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) aka the “Iran Nuclear Deal” on behalf of the United States and its citizens. This agreement is being overwhelmingly supported around the world, by the United Nations, NATO, the European Union, the Arab League, the National Iranian American Council, and dozens of former ambassadors and analysts.

The Oregon voters whose names appear below most strongly urge Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley to show their support for this historic agreement. To vote against it would be a vote for war, would undermine the Executive authority to negotiate agreements on behalf of the United States, and would destroy months of delicate and difficult negotiations. It would also defy the overwhelming wishes and support of the international community.  To sign the ad click on Read More.

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War is not the answer

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.

Equal rights for everyone

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.

New Ranked Choice Voting Blog


Lane County chapter member Alan Zundel has just established a new blog dedicated to educating the public about Ranked Choice Voting - clearly something we need.  You can view the blog by clicking here


Rep DeFazio votes to arm Ukraine


On March 23rd 2015 Congress DeFazio voted with an overwhelming majority of war-mongering Republicans and Democrats to call on President to arm the Kiev junta.   First, sending such weapons is a clear violation of the Minsk 2 agreement negotiated between Russia, Kiev junta, Germany, and France.  Recall that the Kiev junta was installed by a violent coup - fomented by the US - in Feb 2014 against a democratically elected government.

More importantly, arming the Kiev junta and their neo-Nazi militias will enable them to attack ethnic Russians living in eastern Ukraine in the Donbas and Luhansk regions.  An attack of this sort is intended to draw Russia into full out war with the Ukraine and NATO, which Russia has so far resisted.  When will the Congressman sponsor a vote to use DIPLOMACY to settle this issue, instead of weapons?

Hillary Clinton's ties with Ukranian Oligarchs

330px-Hillary_Clinton_official_Secretary_of_State_portrait_crop.jpg   It has recently been reported that Ukrainian oligarch Viktor Pinchuk, a vocal proponent of Ukraine's European integration, made huge contributions to the Clinton Foundation, while Hillary Clinton was the US Secretary of State. Among individual donors contributing to the Clinton Foundation in the period between 1999 and 2014, Ukrainian sponsors took first place in the list, providing the charity with almost $10 million.   The recent "game of thrones" in Ukraine has been apparently instigated by a few powerful clans - Nuland and Kagan come to mind - of the US and Ukraine, who are evidently benefitting from the ongoing turmoil. In this light the Clinton Foundation looks like something more than just a charity: in today's world of fraudulent oligopoly we are facing with global cronyism, experts point out, warning against its devastating consequences.

Wyden pushes water, logging bills


Read the article in Eugene Register Guard about Senator Merkley's gift to the timber industry. In the 1980's it's agreed by most forest biologists not funded by the logging industry, that there was mass over-cutting of the forests in the Pacific Northwest. This O&C clear cutting bill is a gift to the timber industry at the cost of the people, clean water, air, biodiversity and long term economic health.

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