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As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Posted by on January 21, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Democrats refused to back the spending deal as it did not include protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both of which have strong public support.

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Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

Kentucky House Passes Bill to Put Limits on Drones, Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

The Kentucky House unanimously passed a bill that would require police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations.

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US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Posted by on January 19, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Trump “displays a disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW. The report also denounced the president’s threats to human rights within the U.S., noting that “Trump has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies,” and cataloging his administration’s threats to women’s rights and Americans’ right to healthcare as well.

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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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The Whole World Is Sick and Tired of US Foreign Policy

Posted by on January 17, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
The Whole World Is Sick and Tired of US Foreign Policy

According to four-star General Wesley Clark, in a 1991 meeting with Paul Wolfowitz, then-under-secretary of defense for policy at the Department of Defense, Wolfowitz seemed a little dismayed because he believed the U.S. should have gotten rid of Saddam Hussein in Operation Desert Storm but failed to do so. Clark summarized what he says Wolfowitz said: “But one thing we did learn. We learned that we can use our military in the region, in the Middle East, and the Soviets won’t stop us. We’ve got about five or ten years to clean up those old Soviet client regimes, Syria, Iran, Iraq, before the next great superpower comes on to challenge us.”

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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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Looking for UFO Disclosure in All the Wrong Places!

Looking for UFO Disclosure in All the Wrong Places!

Listen to the podcast “UFO Disclosure from the top-down always comes with an agenda. The most trustworthy Disclosure as far as I am concerned is bottom-up Disclosure.” – Miguel Mendonca, author of the book We Are the Disclosure The date, December 16, 2017. The day Saturday. The event – Disclosure. Official Disclosure. Mainstream Disclosure. Or was it? There […]

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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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We Need to Talk About the Iran Protests (Video)

Posted by on January 6, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
We Need to Talk About the Iran Protests  (Video)

Are these protests in Iran spontaneous, or are they the result of another regime change operation?

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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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While US Backs Carnage in Yemen, Norway Cites Humanitarian Crisis and Halts Weapons Sales

Posted by on January 4, 2018 in Government, Military with 0 Comments
While US Backs Carnage in Yemen, Norway Cites Humanitarian Crisis and Halts Weapons Sales

Citing grave concerns over the humanitarian crisis that’s exploded in Yemen as a result of the U.S.-backed war in the impoverished country, Norway has taken action to curb its support of the violence and carnage.

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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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