Ever wonder how people get on the terrorist watch lists?

This just in from Jeremy Scahill - The Intercept has published the entire government document that describes how people get placed on the Terrorist Watchlists.

The Obama administration has quietly approved a substantial expansion of the terrorist watchlist system, authorizing a secret process that requires neither “concrete facts” nor “irrefutable evidence” to designate an American or foreigner as a terrorist, according to a key government document obtained by The Intercept.

Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

 Press release in today from Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin:

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

July 23, 2014

 

Contact: Lisa Boyce

608-345-7549

 

 

Walker Administration Unilaterally Ends Enforcement of Wisconsin Birth Control Law

in Latest Effort to Restrict Women’s Access to Essential Health Care

National Women’s Law Center Says Move is in Conflict with Law

 

MADISON – This week, the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) under Governor Walker’s administration announced via a media interview that the state will no longer enforce Wisconsin’s birth control coverage law (Wis stat. 632.895(17)) that ensures prescription drug plans cover birth control the same as other prescription drugs. Governor Walker justified this move in light of the Hobby Lobby decision by the Supreme Court in June. Legal experts with the National Women’s Law Center, however, have released an analysis that concludes the Hobby Lobby ruling does not invalidate Wisconsin’s contraceptive coverage law and it must therefore be enforced. The Walker Administration’s move is just the latest in a long line of efforts to reduce women’s access to everything from sex education, cancer screens, and birth control to safe and legal abortion.

Citizen Koch showing is ON!

We just got word that the Eau Claire showing of Citizen Koch has been approved as we've sold the threshold of tickets.  That's the good news.  The bad news is that there are now only 21 tickets available, so if you're interested in going you should get your order in.  The initial batch of tickets for the film have already been emailed out to the people who have signed up.

Eau Claire showing of Citizen Koch - Tickets Now On Sale!

Date: 
Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:30pm

Uppity Wisconsin and Drinking Liberally Eau Claire invite you to a special one-night showing of Citizen Koch in Eau Claire.

In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water; co-producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 & Bowling for Columbine) follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. CITIZEN KOCH investigates the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees. Alternately terrifying and funny, CITIZEN KOCH is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.

Q&A after the showing with Mike McCabe and others.

This is a showing in association with Tugg Inc. We will need to sell a minimum number of tickets to the film in advance for the showing to take place.  You must buy your ticket in advance on-line to attend. Tickets are now on sale at Tugg.

Citizen Koch in Mother Jones - and Eau Claire

There's an interesting interview in Mother Jones today about how Citizen Koch was produced after the funds to finish the film were cut off. Remember, those of you in Western Wisconsin can see this film August 20 in Eau Claire - tickets are on sale now and we need to sell a minimum number of tickets by August 13 to have the screening happen.

Oscar-nominated filmmakers Carl Deal and Tia Lessin were steeped in the production of a documentary on the influence of money in politics, but it wasn't until funding for their project was unceremoniously yanked last year that the power of big donors truly hit home.

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