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Park attacks justify SAF/NRA lawsuit v. Seattle

EXTRA! Seattle park attacks underscore why gun groups opposed ban

Two high-profile attacks on joggers in Seattle parks over the past couple of months, the most recent being Wednesday afternoon, underscore why gun rights organizations and five individual citizens challenged the City of Seattle’s attempt to ban firearms in park facilities, an illegal act under this state’s preemption statute.


Article by Dave Workman

Zero tolerance v. Montana

‘Zero tolerance’ may not always mean zero intelligence

"...How Montana school authorities handle the case of a 16-year-old high school honors student who ran afoul of the “zero tolerance” policy at Columbia Falls High School just might teach educators a few lessons they won’t learn from school books; lessons about common sense versus rigid insensitivity.

At least, that’s how things are shaping up at the moment...


Article by Dave Workman

WikiLeaks Supporters Step Up Cyber Attacks

A group supporting the WikiLeaks website has vowed to step up what it is calling its "data war" against groups that have cut funding for the website.

In interviews Thursday, spokesmen for the group, calling itself "Anonymous," vowed to intensify attacks in defense of the website and its founder, Julian Assange, whom the group views as a martyr for free speech.

The group claims it has recruited volunteers through online social networks to help them with the attacks.

Thailand Makes Little Progress on Efforts to Reconcile After Political Violence

Efforts in Thailand to promote reconciliation have continued months after the military ended anti-government protests. The opposition movement, known as the Red Shirts, is preparing for the general elections next year, despite divisions among its members.

Central Bangkok's Rajaprasong commercial district, the scene of bitter anti-government protests this year, recently was transformed by a symphony performance.

US Senate to Vote on DREAM Act

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote Thursday on whether to consider legislation that would give young immigrants brought to the country illegally the chance to become citizens.

The House of Representatives approved the bill - known as the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors, or the DREAM act - on Wednesday. The bill passed the House by a vote of 216 to 198. Observers, though, say it has little chance of passing in the Senate.

Australian FM Blames US, Not Assange, for WikiLeaks

Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd says he blames the United States, not WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, for the release of secret U.S. diplomatic cables.

Rudd said Wednesday that the people who originally leaked the documents were legally liable for their distribution by the WikiLeaks website. He said the leaks pointed to problems with U.S. security.

Special session could signal 2011 challenges

"...Gun owners are taxpayers, and it is likely they will be holding onto their wallets with the same fervor they’ll be protecting their gun rights over the next four months..."


Article by Dave Workman

Wikileaks Founder Arrested in London

The founder of the website WikiLeaks, which has posted U.S. diplomatic cables and other government documents on the Internet has been arrested on a European arrest warrant in London. Julian Assange surrendered to London's Metropolitan police Tuesday morning in connection with a rape case in Sweden.

"He vehemently denies the allegations and as we have maintained the entire time and as demonstrated by his numerous voluntary offers for cooperation with Swedish prosecuting authorities, he is very keen to clear his name," said Jennifer Robinson, one of Assange's London lawyers.

China Rejects US Criticism of Enabling N. Korea to Build Its Arsenal

China rejects U.S. criticism that it is enabling North Korea to build its arsenal and behave aggressively by helping Pyongyang develop nuclear weapons and by protecting it internationally.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said U.S. accusations that China is helping and protecting North Korea are irresponsible.

Jiang says China is against any actions that undermine peace and stability on the Korean peninsula, and does not seek to protect any side.