The Party That Cares


Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.

John F. Kennedy


I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


We, the People, recognize that we have responsibilities as well as rights; that our destinies are bound together; that a freedom which only asks what's in it for me, a freedom without a commitment to others, a freedom without love or charity or duty or patriotism, is unworthy of our founding ideals, and those who died in their defense.

Barack Obama

UK scraps 1 billion pound carbon capture technology scheme

By Susanna Twidale LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has scrapped plans to spend up to 1 billion pounds to help commercialize the technology for capturing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and storing them underground, the government said on Wednesday, putting two major projects at risk of being cancelled. The announcement comes just days before negotiators from more than 190 countries are due to meet in Paris to thrash out a global deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions blamed for rising temperatures. “Following the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, HM Government confirms that the 1 billion-pound ring-fenced capital budget for the Carbon Capture …read more

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Lawyer for Chicago police officer says video 'distorts images'

Demonstrators hold signs bearing the name of Laquan McDonald during protests in Chicago

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – The lawyer for a white Chicago police officer charged with murdering a black teenager said on Wednesday his client feared for his life and that footage from a patrol car camera released this week is unreliable because video “distorts images.” The lawyer, Daniel Herbert, told CNN that on Oct. 20, 2014 Officer Jason Van Dyke arrived at the scene 18 minutes after a suspect carrying a knife was reported to have threatened businesses and vandalized police cruisers. Prosecutors said on Tuesday that Van Dyke shot 17-year-old Laquan McDonald 16 times only 30 seconds after …read more

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