Citizen Direct
July 29, 2006
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"They seem so wrapped in the bubble of Washington politics that they can't see how Americans are suffering, and how Americans finally are connecting feckless federal government policies with their woes.” 
-- Joan Claybrook

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Meet Global Trade Watch Activist David Kane

Stories of human trafficking and slave labor inspired David's interfaith action.
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Wal-Mart Still Is Trying to Stomp on Free Speech

Wal-Mart is still trying to stomp on free speech.  Wal-Mart has fired off a counter suit against Public Citizen's client who is speaking out online against Wal-Mart practicesClick here to find out what Public Citizen is doing to protect our client's rights (and YOUR rights) and how you can help us.

Whatever Happened to . . .
Lynn Hargis
Public Citizen's Volunteer Energy Attorney
Last Year, you made Lynn a star at Public Citizen when you filled her mailbox with thanks.  She's got another big issue on her plate and she's still defending you from outrageous costs for utilities.
 
See what Lynn has been up to for Public Citizen's Energy Program

Take Two: Recommended Actions

Outrage of the Week:
The World Trade Organization (WTO) was considering an agreement that would have impoverished more people. The talks collapsed but there's pressure already mounting to start again. Listen in (60-second .mp3 file) as Public Citizen World Trade Organization Program Director Deborah James gives us the latest and tells us what's next. Find out where your reps stand.

Your Food and Drugs Are Being Watched Over by a Tainted Agency. Get details in the Press Room about the big problems at the Food and Drug Administration. 

Public Citizen Challenges Online Censorship in Federal Lawsuit. 
Click here to find out how Kentucky acted unconstitutionally when it prevented state employees from accessing an online political blog but allowed traditional media outlets, and read how Public Citizen responded. 



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