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Coalition Blasts Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger Plan

Aug 26, 2014

Aug. 25, 2014 - More than 60 organizations representing consumers, content producers, and social justice and democracy-reform advocates called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today to reject the proposed merger between Comcast and Time Warner Cable. The FCC is currently reviewing the deal to determine whether it serves the public interest. ...

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40,000 Americans Sign Petition Opposing Wyoming Wild Horse Wipeout – Petition Delivered To BLM Advisory Board

Aug 25, 2014

RIVERTON, WY, Aug. 25, 2014 - Today, at a meeting of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board, the American Wild Horse Preservation Campaign (AWHPC) will deliver the signatures of more than 40,000 American citize...

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ACLU and News Organizations Sue Over Closed Blinds During Botched Lockett Execution

Aug 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug. 25, 2014 – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oklahoma, and two newspapers filed a federal lawsuit today seeking to stop Oklahoma prison officials from selectively filtering what journalists can see during an execution. The lawsuit, filed on behalf of The Guardian and The Oklahoma Observer, follows the botched...

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President Calls for Review of Military Equipment for Police; Smart Reforms Can Help Avert Future Ferguson Crises

Aug 25, 2014

Aug. 23, 2014 - President Obama today announced a review of federal programs that provide equipment and funds for local police departments, especially those that transfer military equipment. The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law applauded the move.

"The president is right to review the funds and equipment funneled to police departments...

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Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack

Aug 25, 2014
Washington Department of Wildlife Secretly Sends Aerial Gunners for Wolf Pack

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Cutting emissions in the U.S. pays for itself

Aug 25, 2014
Cutting emissions in the U.S. pays for itself

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UN confirms handover of US journalist Peter Theo Curtis

Aug 25, 2014
UN confirms handover of US journalist Peter Theo Curtis

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Judge Halts Plan to Eliminate Secure Grizzly Bear Habitat in Northwest Montana

Aug 22, 2014

MISSOULA, Mont. August 22, 2014 - A federal judge has blocked a plan to carve new roads into a 36,700-acre block of secure grizzly bear habitat within the Stillwater State Forest in northwest Montana. The judge's ruling, issued late Thursday, preserves the "Stillwater Core" grizzly bear habitat from elimination under a plan by the...

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Leading National Bird Group Challenges Army Corps Plan to Kill 16,000 Birds for Eating Fish

Aug 22, 2014
Leading National Bird Group Challenges Army Corps Plan to Kill 16,000 Birds for Eating Fish

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­Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Life-Threatening Deportation Process Used Against Mothers and Children Escaping Extreme Violence in Central America

Aug 22, 2014

WASHINGTON August 22, 2014 - The National Immigration Law Center, American Civil Liberties Union, American Immigration Council, and National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild today sued the federal government to challenge its policies denying a fair deportation process to mothers and children who have fled extreme violence, death threats, rape, and persecution...

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