With a last-minute grass roots surge, Mississippi voters rejected an initiative by anti-abortion extremists to confer "personhood" on fertilized eggs. The measure had support from both political parties in the final campaign stretch, but was defeated 58-42%. The measure was a direct challenge to the Roe v. Wade ruling of 1973.
The Peace Exchange Bulletin
Published by Tom Hayden, The Peace Exchange Bulletin is a reader-supported journal, critically following the Pentagon's Long War in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq, as well as the failed U.S. wars on drugs and gangs, and U.S. military responses to nationalism and poverty around the world.
"Karma!" exclaimed Tim Carpenter, national director of Progressive Democrats, at the stunning 53-45% defeat of Maricopa County's Senator Russell Pearce, self-styled "Tea Party President" and author of the anti-immigrant SB 1070 legislation.
Updated on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 9:53AM by Tom Hayden
After major environmental demonstrations outside the White House, and revelations of internal conflicts of interest in the review process, it appears that the Obama administration may delay or revise its plans for the Keystone XL pipeline moving Canadian tar sands oil through pipelines to Texas.
Ohio voters rebelled at the polls 62-38% Tuesday against Republican governor John Kasich’s attack on collective bargaining rights, sending a strong message from the heartland that the Tea Party agenda may be unraveling. Next week, Wisconsin activists will launch their drive to obtain 540,000 signatures to recall Gov. Scott Walker sometime next year.
According to PJRC analysis, the New York Times has published no less than 150 articles on the Occupy Wall Street movement since October 1, all of them apparently intended to be somewhere between objective and positive, at least according to the standards of the newspaper of record.
While a stunning majority of Americans favor President Obama’s decision to withdraw troops from Iraq by this December 31, some neo-conservatives and Pentagon factions are lobbying hard for a contingent of American troops to remain. The internal battle may continue deep into December, while Congress is out of session.