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22 States File Suit to ‘Stop the FFC’s Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality’

Posted by on January 18, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
22 States File Suit to ‘Stop the FFC’s Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality’

Leading this latest effort “to stop the FCC’s illegal rollback of net neutrality” is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who said in a statement, “An open internet—and the free exchange of ideas it allows—is critical to our democratic process.”

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After Living in US for 30 Years, Man Ripped from Family’s Arms and Deported to Mexico

Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
After Living in US for 30 Years, Man Ripped from Family’s Arms and Deported to Mexico

After 30 years of living in the U.S, Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old Lincoln Park landscaper, was deported on the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday from metro Detroit to Mexico, a move supporters say was another example of immigrants being unfairly targeted under the Trump administration.

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Owning Our Shit: The US Has a Moral Obligation to Admit Migrants Who’ve Left Their Homes Because of America’s Foreign Policies

Posted by on January 15, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Owning Our Shit: The US Has a Moral Obligation to Admit Migrants Who’ve Left Their Homes Because of America’s Foreign Policies

The US has supported many governments that pursue wealth for a small elite and create conditions of poverty, political repression, and warfare. It is these conditions that lead to migration.

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New Analysis Shows Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion, Add 1 Million Jobs by 2025

Posted by on January 11, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
New Analysis Shows Federal Marijuana Legalization Could Raise $130 Billion, Add 1 Million Jobs by 2025

Though a key argument for legalizing marijuana in the United States is that it would put a tremendous and necessary dent in the domestic and global failure known as “the War on Drugs,” a new analysis out Wednesday reveals that federal legalization could also raise more than $130 billion in tax revenue by 2025 while also creating more than 1.1 million new jobs.

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How Wealth Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity

Posted by on January 10, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
How Wealth Inequality Is Killing Off Humanity

A smallish group of shockingly wealthy households around the world — especially in America — is gaining more and more power along with their wealth. They’re making it nearly impossible to reverse the deadly effects of an unnaturally unequal society, in part because they’re no longer connected to the world beyond their estates. They police us, they starve our public institutions, they abhor any form of social cooperation, they blame the poor for being poor.

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Trump ‘Could Be Sending People to Their Deaths,’ Advocates Warn, After 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Get Out

Posted by on January 9, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Trump ‘Could Be Sending People to Their Deaths,’ Advocates Warn, After 200,000 Salvadorans Told to Get Out

Deporting hundreds of thousands of U.S. residents back to the most dangerous country in the western hemisphere is not just an affront to American values, but a near-homicidal act.

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‘This Is Not a Drill’: Attorney General Sessions Coming for Nation’s Legalized Pot

Posted by on January 5, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
‘This Is Not a Drill’: Attorney General Sessions Coming for Nation’s Legalized Pot

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is planning to rescind the federal policy that has enabled Americans to grow, sell, and use cannabis in places where it has been legalized, without federal intervention, the Associated Press reported on Thursday.

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Iceland Becomes First Country to Punish Companies for Paying Women Less Than Men

Posted by on January 3, 2018 in Government, Policies, World with 0 Comments
Iceland Becomes First Country to Punish Companies for Paying Women Less Than Men

Following years of passing legislation promoting equal pay, employers in Iceland that fail to ensure pay parity will now be subject to fines, thanks to a law passed last spring that went into effect Monday

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Poverty in the U.S. Is Both a Political and a Moral Choice Made By the Powerful

Posted by on December 27, 2017 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Poverty in the U.S. Is Both a Political and a Moral Choice Made By the Powerful

International law affirms that everyone has the right to an adequate standard of living, including health care, food, work, and social protection in times of need. While these rights are often trampled upon by more repressive regimes, among the economically developed democracies the U.S. is virtually alone in callously disregarding them. It stands out in the extent to which it allows its citizens to suffer from food insecurity, homelessness, lack of access to affordable healthcare, and lack of suitable housing. Due to cutbacks in basic services, poverty has become a trap—a trap into which anyone can fall, and from which it is extremely hard to escape.

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Historic: Norway’s Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drugs

Posted by on December 22, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Historic: Norway’s Parliament Votes To Decriminalize All Drugs

Four major political parties campaigned in favor of the revolutionary shift in policy, and a majority vote in Storting, Norwegian parliament, brought to fruition their efforts to, as Nicolas Wilkinson, health spokesman for the Socialist Left (SV) party, explained, “stop punishing people who struggle, but instead give them help and treatment.”

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The Tax Bill Is the Grinchiest Christmas Gift Yet

Posted by on December 20, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
The Tax Bill Is the Grinchiest Christmas Gift Yet

A smash-and-grab mob is running the government. If they continue the way they are, every agency, every social program, every benefit and every one of us not-rich-people will take it in the wallet as they rapaciously loot the system.

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If This Bill Passes, People Will Die’: Tax Scam Opponents Rally as GOP Aims for Final Vote Next Week

Posted by on December 14, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
If This Bill Passes, People Will Die’: Tax Scam Opponents Rally as GOP Aims for Final Vote Next Week

As GOP negotiators triumphantly announced on Wednesday that they have reached a tentative “deal” on their tax bill—placing it on track for a vote as early as next week—progressives held a “People’s Rally” outside of the Capitol building to highlight the legislation’s historic unpopularity and demand that a final vote be delayed until newly elected Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) is seated.

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Double Standards? Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, But Obama’s Men Were Not Held to the Same Standard

Double Standards? Michael Flynn Pleads Guilty, But Obama’s Men Were Not Held to the Same Standard

Michael Flynn has pled guilty to lying to the FBI about his conversation with the Russian Ambassador to the United States, Sergey Kislyak. The conversation occurred AFTER Trump won the 2016 election and before he was inaugurated. The conversation involved US sanctions against Russia and a UN resolution concerning Israel.
Why did Flynn lie? There was nothing wrong with him speaking to the Ambassador during the presidential transition phase. Claims that he was undermining Obama’s policy toward Russia are nonsense. It’s common practice for an incoming president’s staff to speak with foreign officials, in order to set up future goals and policies.

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FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

Posted by on November 23, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
FCC Announces Plan To End Net Neutrality – What You Need to Know and Do

The FCC announced plans to repeal net neutrality rules that required broadband companies to allow consumers access to all corners of the internet. Under the proposed legislation, companies could block websites, control the speed at which certain sites load, and even charge additional fees for higher-quality streaming, all to ultimately influence consumers’ online activity. We all need to fight this and we need to do it now if we want to save the internet.

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New Report Details ’13 Terrible Things’ About Senate GOP Tax Plan

Posted by on November 22, 2017 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
New Report Details ’13 Terrible Things’ About Senate GOP Tax Plan

Amid mounting efforts to block the Republican Party’s latest attempts to cut taxes for the nation’s corporations and wealthiest families, a new report out Tuesday details 13 “terrible things” about the most recent GOP tax bill put forth in the U.S. Senate. The analysis by Americans for Tax Fairness (ATF)—a campaign of more than 425 national, state, and local groups that advocate for progressive tax reform—is just latest in a series of warnings about the consequences of passing what’s being called the #GOPTaxScam.

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