Saturday, June 21, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Americans are fed up with runaway gas prices and bloated oil-company profits, but Senator John McCain and President Bush's proposal1 to drill for oil along our coastline will only increase Big Oil's bottom line. Their move to open up our coasts for Big Oil is making headlines all across the country today -- I woke up to commentators on NPR talking about coastal oil drilling.
We can't drill our way out of high gas prices. Tell Congress:
"Oil drilling off our coasts is just another Washington gimmick. Drilling won't help us with high gas prices -- it will only help Big Oil make more money. Congress must stop Big Oil's drilling plan."
Click here to sign the petition
The truth is that offshore oil drilling won't help with high oil prices2 or ease the pain at the gas pump for American families.
We're launching a petition with our friends at MoveOn.org urging Congress to reject the plan to help Big Oil drill along our coastline. Will you add your name to our petition telling Congress to stop Big Oil's drilling plan?
Click here: http://action.sierraclub.org/offshoreoil
NEW YORK, 19 June 2008 (BWNS) -- Seven prominent Baha'is imprisoned in Iran have each been allowed a brief phone call to their families, the Baha'i International Community has learned.The calls were the first contact with the jailed Baha'is since six of them were arrested on 14 May in pre-dawn raids at their homes in Tehran. The seventh was arrested in March in the city of Mashhad.The Baha'i International Community has learned that on 3 June, Mrs. Mahvash Sabet and Mrs. Fariba Kamalabadi were permitted to make short phone calls to their families. Mrs. Sabet had been detained in Mashhad on 5 March but on 26 May was transferred to Evin Prison in Tehran, where it is believed the others are also being held.Later it was confirmed that Mr. Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr. Afif Naeimi, Mr. Saeid Rezaie, Mr. Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Mr. Vahid Tizfahm also have made brief phone calls to their families.No charges have been filed against any of the seven, who comprise the entire membership of a coordinating committee that saw to the minimal needs of the 300,000-member Baha'i community of Iran.In 1980, all nine members of the National Spiritual Assembly of the Baha'is of Iran were taken away and presumed killed as they were never heard from again. A year later, after the Assembly had been reconstituted, eight of the nine members were arrested and killed.Besides the seven committee members imprisoned in Tehran, about 15 other Baha'is are currently detained in Iran, some incommunicado and most with no formal charges.To view the photos and additional features
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
At the stroke of 5 Monday afternoon, gay and lesbian couples across California had a moment to savor: At long last, they could legally wed.
Monday, June 16, 2008
And so it begins…
At 5:01 p.m. in San Francisco, after being together for more than 50 years, Phyllis Lyon and Del Martin will finally be legally married. Phyllis and Del, like so many other loving couples, have been waiting for this day for so long.
for more info contact: http://www.eqca.org/
Sunday, June 15, 2008
From The Gist by Michelangelo Signorile
June 15, 2005
Taking on Gay Republicans
This is a clip of the phone conversation I had on the show last weekwith caller Steven in Pittsburgh. He called in after I had spokenwith Patrick Sammon, president of the Log Cabin Republicans. It wasquite a lengthy call, as I wanted to really flesh out the gayRepublican philosophy and how they were applying it to this election.As the clip begins, Steve had been talking about the issues of healthcare and taxes, and how he disagreed with the Democrats' approach.And I was making the point that the gay issue, if you are GLBT, hasto trump all the others, considering how the Republicans, and GeorgeBush -- and John McCain -- have courted homobigots.(more on the blog, including the video clip from the show)