Friday, August 31, 2012

Caravan to Stop US "War on Drugs"

On Friday, August 31, the Mexico Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity will stop at the gates of Fort Benning, Georgia, at 11:00 am to highlight the connection between SOA/WHINSEC and the thousands murdered during the past 6 years in the so-called “War on Drugs” in Mexico.

Declaration of War at RNC

The Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, looks like more a declaration of war against Americans who dare to think different than the power behind the GOP. The first casualty is Ron Paul, who was banned from the convention and candidates like him won't even have chance to run in the future.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

US Must Keep Tax Money Home

Chapel Hill – Last Friday, a coalition of local peace groups, including the Church of Reconciliation (PCUSA), theCoalition for Peace with Justice, the Eisenhower Chapter of Veterans for Peace, and Jews for a Just Peace NC, launched a year-long ad campaign calling on the United States to end military aid to Israel. The ads, which say, “Join us. Build peace with justice and equality. End US military aid to Israel,” will appear in the interior of the entire 98-bus fleet in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sustainable Program Kick-Off

AUGUSTA, GA – (By Karyn Nixon) – Wednesday, August 29 from 6:30-8pm, at the T.W. Josey High School, citizens and stakeholders who live, work and attend school in the Priority Development District (centered on 15th Street, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Dean Bridge Road and includes the vacant Regency Mall) will have an opportunity to learn about the Augusta Sustainable Development Implementation Program, its process, objectives, and schedule.

Parking Deck Contract Rushed

AUGUSTA, GA - The contract to manage the Parking Deck between Augusta Riverfront, LLC and the City of Augusta passed Monday during a special meeting of the Richmond County Commission. Uncovered months ago the very profitable contract, written by Augusta Riverfront, LLC and almost agreed by the Richmond County Commission citizens learned that without oversight by taxpayers themselves Commissioners and the Mayor are not to be trusted. What was the rush to agree?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

US Congressional District 12th Nightmare

When redistricting took place and several districts, such as the US Congressional District 12th, held by democratic John Barrow, and the geographical lines changed, many in the ruling parties, Democratic and Republican, probably overlooked the influential electorate formed by non traditional electorate. I am talking about the different backgrounds of citizenry that involve those lines changed and with that the new voters added or subtracted.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Regime Change in Augusta

AUGUSTA, GA - The victory today of Richard Roundtree in the runoff for Sheriff of Richmond County could be seen as the most significant defeat of the Augusta leadership. Most influential politicians, conservative and liberal business man and woman, and public officials from Mayor Deke Copenhaver to the retiring Sheriff Ronald Strength supported and campaigned for Cap. Scott Peebles. The same conclusion could be made with the defeat of Rick W. Allen by Lee Anderson. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Dr. Azziz Bigest Accomplishments

Augusta, GA - Bringing the community together, the reborn pride in its residents and the shaking power of the owner of The Augusta Chronicle might be the greatest accomplisments of the obstetrician Dr. Ricardo Azziz.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Voto por Peebles, victoria de Sanders

AUGUSTA, GA - El republicano E. Frederick "Freddie" Sanders seguramente espera con ansias que la edición dominical del matutino conservador, The Augusta Chronicle, sea leída por demócratas incautos y sigan su consejo editorial: Voten por el capitán Scott Peebles para Sheriff (comisario) del condado de Richmond.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Mexicans Urge Americans for Peace

"My son was one of the more than 60,000 Mexicans killed in a drug war that has done nothing for us," Javier Sicilia, leader of the Caravan for Peace, told "Most of the people killed in Mexico were killed with guns sold to the murderers by US gun merchants." The group will be in Atlanta, GA, at the end of August.

Stein: Obama Cleared Path for Ryan

In elevating deficit reduction to his highest priority and setting up the deficit reduction supercommittee in 2011, President Obama made it clear that benefits programs were on the chopping block and that he would negotiate with Republicans on how to curtail them. Now, Representative Paul Ryan’s budget is in the spotlight, which also threatens services that millions of Americans depend on, according to the Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Service Honoring Sikhs Killed

AUGUSTA, GA - A memorial service in light of recent tragedy, including a time of interfaith community expression, will be held Friday evening, 8-10-12, at 7 P.M. at the Sikh Temple, 4301 Evans to Lock Road. This service--variously translated as vigil, memorial, prayer meeting, worshipful gathering--has evolved as one in memory of survivors and deceased from recent violent episodes and as a witness against the targeting of religious groups, including the August 5 massacre in the Oak Creek, Wisconsin Sikh temple and alleged arson August 6 of a mosque in Joplin, Missouri.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Rick W. Allen Should Thank Anderson

AUGUSTA, GA - The following is a press release sent by Lee Anderson campaign, who is running for the seat hold by democratic John Barrow in the 12th Congressional District.  Allen and Anderson are the republicans opponents in the Aug. 21 runoff. Barrow probably will have a lot of manure to throw without any effort since both opponents are giving him all the information to attack the winner starting Labor Day. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Denice Traina: "In It to Win It!"

AUGUSTA, GA - Augusta resident, Denice Traina  qualified today to compete for the District One Commission seat in a non partisan challenge against incumbent Matt Aitken, Bill Fennoy and Stan Hawes.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tampering With My Vote in GA

Remember the fiasco created when Karl Rove’s IT guru routed Ohio’s 2008 election results through a partisan (GOP) company’s servers in Tennessee before being sent to Ohio SoS Kenneth Blackwell’s office?  Ohio secured Bush’s re-election and we all know what a disaster that was.  Mysteriously, Karl Rove’s IT guy, Mike Connell, died in a private plane crash days before he was to testify about the program he wrote for SoS Blackwell at Mr. Rove’s instruction.  If there is even a remote possibility that a presidential election could be hacked, it should create enough alarm requiring a thorough investigation.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Hartos de guerra contra droga

ATLANTA, GA - La Caravana por la Paz con Justicia y Dignidad tiene su origen en México, idea del célebre poeta, escritor y periodista Javier Sicilia luego que su hijo fuera asesinado por miembros de un cartel. Esta iniciativa ciudadana tiene como objetivo el de concientisar al público sobre los efectos que la guerra contra las drogas ha tenido en México y en los Estados Unidos, así mismo busca establecer un diálogo sobre las alternativas a una política bilateral reconocida como un fracaso en alcanzar sus propósitos y contrariamente ha causado consecuencias desastrosas en ambos lados de la frontera. 

US Presidential Candidate Out of Jail

PHILADELPHIA - Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and her vice presidential candidate Cheri Honkala have been released from jail. Both were arrested yesterday during a protest at the offices of mortgage company Fannie Mae on Banker's Row in Philadelphia.