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Activists Look Beyond Marriage Equality To Bigger Picture

via Shay O’Reilly, Campus Progress “Community, NOT commodity!” chanted an “OccuPride” contingent that interrupted—then joined—San Francisco’s Pride march this summer. Along with similar groups in Chicago and New York, the San Francisco group carried signs denouncing corporate sponsorship of Pride parades and events. Even as parade marshals shooed them away from the float of Pride … Continue reading

Will Voters Abolish California’s Death Penalty With Prop. 34?

via Richard K. De Atley, Press Enterprise Voters in November will be asked if they want to get rid of California’s death penalty, currently imposed on 726 inmates — 112 of them from Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The state’s death chamber has gone unused since 2006 because of a judicial review of the lethal … Continue reading

1,550 Palestinian Prisoners On Hunger Strike

via Agence France-Presse, The Raw Story At least 1,550 Palestinians in Israeli jails are now taking part in a mass hunger strike, Israel’s Prison Service said on Wednesday, with two of them marking their 64th day without food. IPS spokeswoman Sivan Weizman told AFP that another 100 prisoners had begun refusing food in the last … Continue reading

Evangelical Pat Robertson Says Marijuana Use Should Be Legal

via Jesse McKinley, The New York Times Of the many roles Pat Robertson has assumed over his five-decade-long career as an evangelical leader — including presidential candidate and provocative voice of the right wing — his newest guise may perhaps surprise his followers the most: marijuana legalization advocate. Mr. Robertson’s remarks echoed statements he made … Continue reading

Judge Sentences Blagojevich To 14 Years On Corruption Charges

via ABC 7 News After asking the judge for mercy, former governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 168 months in prison on Wednesday. Judge James Zagel handed down the sentence after hearing from Blagojevich, himself, during the second day of hearings. He will surrender to officials on February 16. Blagojevich was also fined $20,000, a … Continue reading

Quinn Would Consider Keeping Prison Open

via Jennifer Brandel, WBEZ Gov. Pat Quinn said Wendesday he’s willing to consider reallocating money to avoid a prison closing. Seven state facilities including a central Illinois prison might close because of a lack of state funds. But Quinn said the money to keep the prison open must come from re-allocation, and that he won’t … Continue reading

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