Archive for the ‘Video’ Category

Pat Robertson endorses marijuana legalization

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

In a recent interview with The New York Times, 81-year-old televangelist Pat Robertson, founder of the Christian Broadcasting Network and host of The 700 Club, endorsed ballot measures in Colorado and Washington that would legalize marijuana. (more…)

MSNBC rejects ad criticizing frequent guest Tony Perkins

Posted on: March 8th, 2012 by The American Independent 3 Comments

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MSNBC on Tuesday rejected an ad critical of Tony Perkins, president of the conservative Family Research Council and a frequent guest on the network, according to the group that produced the ad. (more…)

AINN reporters discuss personhood, Va. could become first state to define life at conception

Posted on: February 15th, 2012 by The American Independent 9 Comments

On Tuesday, the Virginia House passed a bill that would declare unborn fetuses people, thus banning abortion — and potentially certain forms of contraception or fertility methods — upon the overturning of any U.S. Supreme Court precedent protecting a woman’s constitutional right to privacy. This positions Virginia — which now has a Republican super-majority — to become the first state to enact a fetal personhood measure, which supporters hope will lead the Supreme Court to revisit the constitutionality of abortion rights. (more…)

(VIDEO) On Valentine’s Day, lingering questions about flower industry labor violations

Posted on: February 14th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

Sixty-five percent of the roses, carnations, lilies, pompons and crysanthemums Americans give on Valentine’s Day will come through Miami International Airport from farms in Colombia, the world’s second-largest flower exporter and a country with which the U.S. recently signed a free trade agreement despite outcry from labor and social organizations over anti-union violence and labor violations. (more…)

NOM hits media circuit after setbacks in Washington, California

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by Andy Birkey 2 Comments

Representatives of the National Organization for Marriage made several media appearances over the weekend in the wake of the Washington State Legislature’s vote in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to overturn California’s Prop 8, which rescinded marriage rights for same-sex couples. (more…)

(VIDEO) Bill demanding drug testing for public assistance advances in Colorado House

Posted on: February 12th, 2012 by The American Independent 1 Comment

A Colorado House committee last week passed a bill to require individuals applying for cash assistance to first submit to drug testing. The bill passed out of committee on a party line vote, with Republicans voting in favor of the measure. (more…)

(VIDEO) Peter Brimelow brings controversy to CPAC for nationalist views

Posted on: February 9th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 2 Comments

The American Conservative Union has already taken heat early into this year’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference for banning a pro-gay conservative group while welcoming a speaker with controversial views against multiculturalism that progressive advocacy groups have branded “white nationalist.” (more…)

Navigating anti-abortion online strategy

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by Sofia Resnick 1 Comment

Updated: 6:15 p.m. EST with a clarified quote*.

In the seemingly endless war over abortion rights in America, battles are waged in legislatures, in courts and, most recently, on the Internet. (more…)