Nov 24: ‘National Opt-Out Day’ for Body Scanners

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RAW STORY– Pilots, flight attendants are leading public opposition to intrusive new measures. TSA employees have reportedly admitted the pat-downs involving touching of genitals are meant to intimidate people into using body scanners. As public anger grows over the TSA’s body scanners and intrusive new airport pat-down procedure, a Web site is urging travelers to “opt out” from the body … Read More

Longshoremen Will Shut Down Bay Area Ports for Oscar Grant Justice

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COUNTERPUNCH– Emotions ran high when longshoremen at their July membership meeting were addressed by Cephus Johnson, the uncle of Oscar Grant, the young black man who was killed by a cop at the Fruitvale BART station in Oakland on New Year’s Day 2009. Recounting the sidewalk mural in the front of the hiring hall near Fisherman’s Wharf that depicts two … Read More

MR Original – Chevron Pranked by the Yes Men

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MEDIA ROOTS- For those unfamiliar with the Yes Men, they are a group of brilliant and bold activists that aim to draw public attention to corporate crimes and wrongdoings by impersonating corporate figures before the media. The Yes Men target corporations that have escaped accountability for their crimes committed in the pursuit of profit above all else. One Yes Men’s … Read More

Adoption 911

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EXAMINER– Adoption 911 is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) animal rescue devoted to helping all animals in their time of need. It started when one Los Angeles woman found the need to save horses from slaughter and grew into a foundation dedicated to keeping all creatures from a life of despair, torture, starvation, solitude and slaughter.It all started one Saturday afternoon late … Read More

Lesbian Candidate for Oakland Mayor Gains Surprise Allies

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NY TIMES– In 2008, church leaders from Oakland were on the front lines of the campaign to ban same-sex marriage. Two years later, some of those same leaders are surprisingly backing Rebecca Kaplan, a City Council member who would become the first openly gay mayor of a major Bay Area city. A former rabbinical student, Ms. Kaplan makes campaign stops with her … Read More

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