WASHINGTON - US President Barack Obama called on Congress on Saturday to pass reforms limiting the influence of special interest groups on US elections, saying the integrity of US democracy needed to be protected.
On Thursday, oil
giant BP asked for U.S. government assistance in cleaning up massive
amounts of crude oil ominously approaching the coast of Louisiana -- the
messy results of a recent oil rig explosion 40 miles off-shore.
“The situation for women in Afghanistan today is like hell”, Afghan feminist, pro-democracy activist and illegally suspended parliamentarian Malalai Joya told Green Left Weekly."The situation for women in Afghanistan today is like hell", Afghan feminist, pro-d
Let people inside and out know that not all Australians reject asylum seekers. Cnr Baker & McCombe, Perth Domestic Airport (opposite the boom gates to the short term parking). Organised by Refugee Rights Action Network.
Dracophile writes "Contrary to yesterday's article about The Australian's report that the Australian government had put on the back burner plans to introduce Internet filter legislation before the next election, The Sydney Morning Herald reports that the government rejected claims that it had abandoned such plans, and that 'a spokeswoman for Communications Minister Stephen Conroy said the governme