How Would You Like Your Frankenfood–Labelled or Not?

Breaking news: Boxer and De Fazio introduce bill today to require labeling of genetically modified food in the United States. If it passes, hopefully we can avoid eating Frankenfood, or at least know it if we are. Check out these links:

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/04/24/federal-bill-would-require-labeling-of-genetically-modified-food/

http://www.boxer.senate.gov/en/press/releases/042413.cfm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/25/genetically-engineered-food_n_3149418.html

AB 351 Passes Assembly Committee

NDAA Nullification Assembly Bill 351 was passed a week ago today by the Public Safety Committee and now will be coming up for a vote by the full Assembly in the near future.  Now is the time to call your State Assemblyperson and urge her or him to vote for it!

AB 351 will nullify the unconstitutional provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which stripped us of our habeas corpus rights, allowing for the indefinite detention of U. S. citizens on U. S. soil.  NDAA 2012 has already been found to be unconstitutional by a federal judge in a case brought forward by a wide array of groups and individuals from across the political spectrum.  AB 351, as well, has support from people on the left and on the right who are alarmed at the assault on our civil liberties that the NDAA represents.

To quote Benjamin Franklin, “Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”

For more information on this bill see these links:

http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/13-14/bill/asm/ab_0351-0400/ab_351_bill_20130213_introduced.html

California NDAA Nullification Bill Passes Assembly Committee Unanimously

Tax Day: Some Refuse to Pay!

Uncle Sam

YOU MAY NOT PAY YOUR TAXES?!

Ben Franklin’s declarative that the only two certainties in life were “Death and taxes” may only be partially true.  This Tax Day we thought we would post some links to stories about individuals and groups who refuse to pay taxes as a way of resisting the priorities of a corrupt plutocracy that feeds on war.  The battle cry of the Boston Tea Party:  “No Taxation Without Representation!” could not be more true today when corporate America subverts our democracy on a daily basis through the buying of elections, lobbying Congress, and litigating on the basis of phony “personhood” rights never granted them by the Constitution.

From Henry David Thoreau and the Quakers to Wesley Snipes and Cindy Sheehan, tax resistance is a time-honored way to resist oppression, though anyone who does so takes on some financial, legal, and personal risk.

Here are some links that further explore the subject:

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/4/15/tax_day_while_millions_rush_to

http://cindysheehanssoapbox.blogspot.com/2012/04/norcal-war-tax-resisters-support-cindy.html

http://www.peacetaxseven.com/history.html