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Hemp-made flag to fly over the Capitol on the 4th of July

A flag made from hemp will be flown over the U.S. Capitol Building on America’s birthday, according to the Washington Post. Colorado hemp advocate Michael Bowman and Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO) are the two responsible for the deed. Bowman said flying the hemp-flag on the 4th of July was a…

Texas considering Confederate flag license plate

Texas officials are in the process of deciding whether to offer a specialty license plate featuring the Confederate flag. The Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans designed the plate to honor Texans who fought in the Civil War, but the idea is offensive to many. “It brings back the anger from…

Gun advocate allegedly punches Wisconsin union activist in the face

A daily non-violent singalong at the Wisconsin Capitol turned ugly Tuesday when it was interrupted by a former Republican state senator and two pro-gun advocates. Former state Sen. David Zien yelled “Walker for president” while the two other men attempted to cover some of the union activists with the former…

Israel closes probe on Gaza civilian deaths

JERUSALEM — Israel’s military advocate general is to close an investigation into the shooting deaths of four Palestinian civilians who were carrying a white flag, a military spokeswoman told AFP on Tuesday. “Due to lack of evidence, the army advocate general Avishai Mendelblit is to close the inquiry into the…

Indiana prosecutor told Wisconsin governor to stage ‘false flag’ operation

An Indiana prosecutor and Republican activist has resigned after emails show he suggested Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stage a fake attack on himself to discredit unions protesting his budget repair bill. The Republican governor signed a bill on March 11 that eliminates most union rights for public employees. In an…

Climate change: UN parties complete inventory of pledges

PARIS (AFP) – Developing countries have submitted their plans for tackling greenhouse-gas emissions under the UN flag, completing a double inventory decided in Mexico in December, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change said on Monday. The listing of voluntary, “nationally appropriate” actions follows an inventory of emissions reduction targets…

Palestinians hoist flag in Washington for first time

WASHINGTON — The Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington on Tuesday hoisted its national flag for the first time, saying it symbolized the struggle for independence. The US State Department said the flag ceremony was approved several months ago and does not change the status of the Palestinian mission in Washington.…

Vets stand guard over Christian flag in NC town

Veterans stand guard around Christian flag in NC town after it was removed from war memorial The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts. The…

Texas gov. blasts Boehner for raising ‘white flag’ to Obama

Texas governor Rick Perry on Thursday blasted Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner for raising a “white flag” to the Obama administration on tax cuts. This despite the fact that, the same day, Boehner signaled he was backtracking from earlier comments that he would be willing to compromise with the…

42 killed in Iraq attacks as Al Qaeda plants flag

Twin car bombs in south Iraq killed 33 people on Tuesday while Al-Qaeda fighters hoisted their flag having shot dead five police in Baghdad, a day after the US vowed no delays to a major troop pullout. The attack in Kut, 160 kilometres (100 miles) south of the Iraqi capital,…

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