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Twitter, a social media platform known for its capacity to connect and provide global community, collectively asserted its right to free speech and public assembly today. After the non-profit polling think tank British Vogue posed the...Show More Summary

Contesting bail to take on racial disparities in San Francisco prisons

San Francisco's Public Defender has assembled a team to help contest the bail of nearly every client in the system. Continue reading ? The post Contesting bail to take on racial disparities in San Francisco prisons appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

UN Torture Committee Should Investigate Declining Human Rights in Turkey

Human Rights Watch (HRW) noted there has been "a significant increase in government intolerance of public assembly" and increasing restrictions on free expression since the UN committee’s last review of Turkey in 2013.

Sheldon Silver Apologizes as Prosecutors Seek a Sentence of More Than 14 Years

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

The government said the former Assembly speaker’s sentence should be “greater than any sentence imposed on other New York State legislators convicted of public corruption offenses.”

Publicly owned buildings highlight state's endangered list

Property owned by municipalities and institutions highlights the newly announced "Most Endangered Historic Places" in Illinois, underscoring the ramifications of the state budget impasse, according to the group that assembles the annual list. Included in the 2016 collection of properties in danger...

National Corvette Museum to take over management of Bowling Green plant tours

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Hemmings.com

The Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant. Photo courtesy GM Media. General Motors’s Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, has offered public tours of one kind or another since its opening in June of 1981. In recent years, three tours per week day have been offered (excluding blackout dates), conducted by student interns […]

“N.J. lawmaker wants fines for ‘distracted walking’”

A bad idea, seen previously in proposals in New York and elsewhere, won’t go away: “The measure recently introduced by General Assembly member Pamela Lampitt (D) would ban walking while texting and bar pedestrians on public roads from using electronic communication devices that are not hands-free. Show More Summary

Trump Already Planning for Contested Convention

“While Trump publicly dismisses talk of a battle in Cleveland, he is quietly assembling a team of seasoned operatives to manage a contested convention. Their strategy, NBC has learned, is to convert delegates in the crucial 40 days between the [...]

Candidates from the parties in #ae16

last monthNews : Slugger O'Toole

A few people have gotten in touch with us to ask if it is possible to get a list of candidates running in this years Assembly election. In the spirit of being a public service, I thought I would compile a list of candidates running for each party in the Assembly. If I have missed more...

NC Special Assembly Passes Public Facilities Private & Security Act

In a shocking example of a politician doing exactly what he said he would do, Pat McCrory, governor of North Carolina, signed House Bill 2, aptly named the Public Facilities Private and Security Act. The bill bans individuals from using public restrooms or locker rooms that do not correspond with the sex they were born into. Show More Summary

North Carolina's Governor Signs Controversial Bill Blocking LGBT Protections — Smh!

Not again. On Wednesday, North Carolina's General Assembly voted to pass a bill that eliminates LGBT protections on a local level and will enforce that students must use public restrooms that correspond to their biological sex. How awful! Unfortunately,...Show More Summary

State Assembly plans to make more information public online in transparency push

Half the New York Legislature, long known for backroom dealing and leadership control, plans to post online the details of how it does business and also let every legislator get recorded committee... To view the full story, click the title link.

Should St. Patrick's Day Be A School Holiday In NYC?

A bill to make St. Patrick's Day a holiday for NYC public school students has passed the New York State Senate, and now it's up to the NY State Assembly to make it so. [ more › ]

Disrupting Political Assemblies: Preserving the Liberal Tradition

The shouting down of speakers at public meetings, a well established phenomenon at universities, seems to be making a comeback in American political culture generally. Last Friday, I and perhaps 100 others attended a speech given by veteran Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) before the Washington, D.C. Show More Summary

Negative Publicity: Artefacts of Extraordinary Rendition

British photographer Edmund Clark and counterterrorism investigator Crofton Black have assembled photographs and documents that confront the nature of contemporary warfare and the invisible mechanisms of state control

“PR Firms Sue NY on New Lobbying Rule”

Release: The Center for Competitive Politics (CCP), America’s largest nonprofit working to promote and defend First Amendment rights to free political speech, assembly, and petition announced that five public relations firms filed a lawsuit in federal court today seeking to … Continue reading ?

Emmy the Great shares "We Are Vanished" cover, expands tour, playing free in-store at Rough Trade (updated dates)

photo: Emmy the Great @ Public Assembly, 2011 (more by Chris La Putt) English singer Emmy the Great recently played Baby's All Right during her US tour, where she's been ending her sets with "We Are Vanished," a song she's says...

Tesla releases awesome time-lapse videos of robots assembling a Model X

Tesla typically likes to keep the work done in its Fremont, California factory shielded from public view, but the company in recent weeks has been unusually forthcoming about letting the outside world take a glimpse at the advanced robots that help assemble the world's most popular fleet of electric vehicles. Show More Summary

#EUref set for 23 June – how will it affect the #ae16 campaign?

2 months agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

Will the debate over Europe provide a welcome distraction from the normal politicking during Assembly elections? Will it lift public and political heads out of purely local issues to think about the bigger picture and how Northern Ireland sees itself within Europe? Or will it heighten our identity politics?

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