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‘Enough is Enough!’ Bernie Sanders Declares Corporate Greed Must End

Posted by on June 25, 2015 in Corporations, Government, Politics with 2 Comments
‘Enough is Enough!’ Bernie Sanders Declares Corporate Greed Must End

As Congressional Democrats on Wednesday took a sharp U-turn from their previous opposition to President Barack Obama’s corporate-friendly trade agenda, presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders (Vt.) reiterated his disdain for the Trans-Pacific Partnership and demanded that the era of “corporate greed must end.”

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‘A Great Day for Corporate America': US Senate Passes Fast Track

Posted by on June 24, 2015 in Corporations, Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
‘A Great Day for Corporate America': US Senate Passes Fast Track

In a win for multinational corporations and the global one percent, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday narrowly advanced Fast Track, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) —ensuring for all practical purposes the continued rubber-stamping of clandestine trade agreements like the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) and TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

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Bernie Sanders Is Rapidly Gaining Ground on Hillary Clinton

Posted by on June 18, 2015 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Bernie Sanders Is Rapidly Gaining Ground on Hillary Clinton

Several new polls from the early battleground state of New Hampshire indicate that the progressive message of Sen. Bernie Sanders—who has been busy talking about the troubling supremacy of Wall Street banks, vast economic inequality, the crisis of money in politics, and the imperative to address the climate crisis—is resonating with prospective voters in the early battleground state as he rapidly closes the gap with Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

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Exposing the Bilderburg Puppetmasters in Austria

Exposing the Bilderburg Puppetmasters in Austria

Alex Jones, a powerful alternative media voice, has been consistent in his efforts to unearth the truth about the secretive Bilderburg Group & their secretive meetings every year, which take place in different countries each year in some of the most palatial accommodations in the world. This year, it takes place in Austria, from June 8-15, 2015. Famous people, powerful people, most of the so-called “movers and shakers” are their & have been since it started convening these meetings in the 1950’s. The meetings are in secret & under heavy security.

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Bernie Sanders: Millions Must Stand Up and Say “Enough is enough. This country belongs to all of us and not a handful of billionaires.”

Posted by on June 8, 2015 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Bernie Sanders: Millions Must Stand Up and Say “Enough is enough. This country belongs to all of us and not a handful of billionaires.”

“This is not about Bernie Sanders,” the candidate said to the room filled beyond capacity. “You can have the best president in the history of the world but that person will not be able to address the problems that we face unless there is a mass movement, a political revolution in this country. Right now the only pieces of legislation that get to the floor of the House and Senate are sanctioned by big money, Wall Street, the pharmaceutical companies. The only way we win and transform America is when millions of people stand up as you’re doing today and say. ‘Enough is enough. This country belongs to all of us and not a handful of billionaires.'”

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Would Bernie Sanders Be a Good President? See What He Did as Mayor

Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Would Bernie Sanders Be a Good President? See What He Did as Mayor

John Davis remembers a meeting in 1986 when Bernie Sanders, then the mayor of Burlington, Vermont, confronted the owners of the city’s largest affordable-housing complex. The federal program that had subsidized the Northgate Apartments for 20 years had a loophole that allowed the landlords to convert the buildings into market rentals or luxury condos. “Bernie pounded his fist on the conference table in his office and told the owners, ‘Over my dead body are you going to displace 336 working families. You are not going to convert Northgate into luxury housing,’” recalled Davis, who was Sanders’s key housing aide.

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The American People Have Spoken: Get Money Out of Politics

Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The American People Have Spoken: Get Money Out of Politics

New poll finds people across the political spectrum think the one percent has too much influence over politics and want system overhaul

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WikiLeaks Is Raising $100,000 Bounty For Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership

Posted by on June 2, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
WikiLeaks Is Raising $100,000 Bounty For Full Text of Trans-Pacific Partnership

The media outlet Wikileaks on Tuesday announced a campaign to raise a $100,000 cash reward for the complete text of the agreement in order to end the mystery surrounding the actual contents of the deal that involves the U.S. and eleven Pacific Rim nations.

“The transparency clock has run out on the TPP,” said WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. “No more secrecy. No more excuses. Let’s open the TPP once and for all.”

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Purchasing Political Power: How the “Wealth Primary” is Undermining Voter’s Rights

Purchasing Political Power: How the “Wealth Primary” is Undermining Voter’s Rights

Fifty years ago, because of poll taxes and literacy tests, African-Americans were systematically denied the right to vote. Now, thanks to the wealth primary, the vast majority of Americans are being denied the rightful value of their vote.

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TPP Could ‘Undermine Health of Web’ Say 250+ Tech Companies and Digital Rights Groups

Posted by on May 21, 2015 in Government, Internet Control, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
TPP Could ‘Undermine Health of Web’ Say 250+ Tech Companies and Digital Rights Groups

More than 250 tech companies and digital rights organizations on Wednesday sent a joint letter to Congress, blasting the corporate-backed TPP trade deal they say “actively silences the voices of Internet users, start-ups, and small tech companies…while undermining the health of the entire Web.”

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Nebraska Lawmakers Vote To Abolish the Death Penalty

Posted by on May 20, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Nebraska Lawmakers Vote To Abolish the Death Penalty

Nebraska lawmakers gave final approval on Wednesday to a bill abolishing the death penalty with enough votes to override a promised veto from Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts. The vote was 32 to 15 in Nebraska’s unicameral Legislature.

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What Law Says the Text Of the TPP Must Remain Secret?

Posted by on May 16, 2015 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
What Law Says the Text Of the TPP Must Remain Secret?

Members of Congress are scuttling around like weasels, claiming they can’t disclose what’s in the far-reaching, 12-nation TPP trade treaty. They can go into a sealed room and read a draft, but they can’t copy pages, and they can’t tell the public what they just read. Why not?

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Bernie Sanders Vows to Break Up Big Banks When Elected President

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Banksters, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders Vows to Break Up Big Banks When Elected President

Bernie Sanders, a U.S. senator who has launched a bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Tuesday he will introduce a bill to break up the biggest banks, a position far to the left of the party’s front runner, Hillary Clinton.

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Candidate Bernie Sanders Calls for ‘Political Revolution’ Against Billionaire Class

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Government, Politics, Videos with 1 Comment
Candidate Bernie Sanders Calls for ‘Political Revolution’ Against Billionaire Class

Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is calling for revolution. Laying out what appeared to be a key pillar of his campaign, Sanders spoke decisively about the need for the wealthiest Americans and largest corporations to “start paying their fair share of taxes.”

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Big Money Sets Think Tanks Agendas & We Lose

Big Money Sets Think Tanks Agendas & We Lose

In its study of the nation’s top twenty-five think tanks, FAIR finds that all have received money from corporations, foundations, government, or major individual donors. In many cases, these donors not only get a tax deduction for their contributions, they also can influence the think tank’s formulation of policy.

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