Paedophilia: bringing dark desires to light

In 1976 the National Council for Civil Liberties, the respectable (and responsible) pressure group now known as Liberty, made a submission to parliament’s criminal law revision committee. It caused barely a ripple. “Childhood sexual experiences, willingly engaged in with an adult,” it read, “result in no identifiable damage … The real need is a change […]

City Council Candidate’s Wife Skips Voting Booth; Race Ends in a Tie

A man running for city council in Northern Kentucky would have won the election — if only his wife had voted for him. Robert McDonald, who is seeking a seat on the Walton City Council, is currently tied at 669 votes each with his opponent Olivia Ballou. That unlikely result would be amusing if not […]

Portlanders Enjoy Victory in Step Against City’s Fluoride Plans

Alex Ansary | October 31, 2012 October 31, 2012 Anti-fluoride Activists in Portland gained a serious victory this month to force a public vote on the city’s unpopular decision to add fluoride to the drinking water. On Sept. 12, the council voted unanimously 5-0 to move forward with their plans to add the deadly toxin […]

Smoking Banned Inside Santa Monica, CA Residences

Smoking is already banned at beaches, parks, restaurants and near buildings in Santa Monica, but Tuesday night the city council sought to expand that prohibition and voted 4-2 to ban smoking for all new tenants of apartments and condos inside their residences – with one exception. “It also requires existing residents to designate their units […]

Richard Rothschild Battles Local Agenda 21

By Cassandra AndersonJuly 23. 2012 Richard Rothschild was the first county commissioner to officially oppose the United Nations’ International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI), also known as Local Governments for Sustainability.  In fact, Mr. Rothschild won the November 2010 election in Carroll County, Maryland based on his opposition to ICLEI, which is the local […]

Pressure Grows on Obama Administration to Protect Polar Bears

ShareThis Pressure Grows on Obama Administration to Protect Polar Bears (Natural Resources Defense Council) 28 Jun 2012 The United States is in a position to help lead the world in doing just that at the next meeting of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES). There’s every reason to expect the United States […]

‘Military Council in Egypt to Continue Dominance Despite Elections’

ShareThis ‘Military Council in Egypt to Continue Dominance Despite Elections’ 18 Jun 2012 An Egyptian political activist Vail Guneym on Sunday said that the High Military Council would continue dominance over Egypt despite the elections. Evaluating the presidential runoff between the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party, Mohammad Mursi, and former prime […]

Doctor failed to spot 93 separate injuries on Iraqi beaten to death

ShareThis Doctor failed to spot 93 separate injuries on Iraqi beaten to death 11 Jun 2012 An Army doctor has been accused of a cover-up following the death of Iraqi detainee Baha Mousa at the hands of British soldiers. Mr Mousa suffered 93 separate injuries – including fractured ribs and a broken nose. Dr Derek […]

CFR & U.S. Army Chief of Staff: Use Army for Domestic “Law” Enforcement (Martial Law)

  (THE NEW AMERICAN)   The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) proposes that the U.S. Army be used to plan, command, and carry out (with the help of civilian law enforcement) domestic police missions. So says a story appearing in the May/June issue of the influential organization’s official journal,Foreign Affairs. The article lacks a single reference to […]

After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones

ShareThis After Gaddafi, Libya splits into disparate militia zones 09 Jun 2012 It’s not independence but democracy that the people want, says Hanna El Gallal, a human rights activist. “We got rid of Gaddafi, but not the regime,” she tells me. She points to the secrecy of the [US-installed] National Transitional Council, which, despite promising […]