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Farm Bill With Huge Giveaways to Pesticide Industry Passes House

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Farm Bill With Huge Giveaways to Pesticide Industry Passes House

A farm bill that opponents say would harm endangered species, land conservation efforts, small-scale farmers and food-stamp recipients passed the U.S. House of Representatives 213 to 211, with every House Democrat and 20 Republicans voting against it

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Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Victory! Supreme Court Says Fourth Amendment Applies to Cell Phone Tracking

The Supreme Court handed down a landmark opinion today in Carpenter v. United States, ruling 5-4 that the Fourth Amendment protects cell phone location information.

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Bernie Sanders: We Must End Global Oligarchy

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Bernie Sanders: We Must End Global Oligarchy

Bernie Sanders says we must end global oligarchy.

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World Cup Won’t Give Putin Global Power

Posted by on June 23, 2018 in Government, Media & Arts, Politics with 2 Comments
World Cup Won’t Give Putin Global Power

The FIFA World Cup being held in Russia may just be what the country needs to renew it’s dark image in athletics.

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‘Morally Bankrupt’: After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

Posted by on June 20, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Morally Bankrupt’: After Tax Cuts for Richest, House GOP Unveils $5.4 Trillion Attack on Nation’s Safety Net

With the nation’s attention rightly fixated on President Donald Trump’s horrific treatment of immigrant children, House Republicans on Tuesday quietly unveiled their 2019 budget proposal that calls for $537 billion in cuts to Medicare, $1.5 trillion in cuts to Medicaid, and four billion in cuts to Social Security over the next decade in an effort to pay for their deficit-exploding tax cuts for the wealthy.

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New Video and Audio Captures ‘Horrifying’ Reality of Children Taken From Parents as GOP Pressed to ‘Find Their Conscience’

Posted by on June 19, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
New Video and Audio Captures ‘Horrifying’ Reality of Children Taken From Parents as GOP Pressed to ‘Find Their Conscience’

As newly published images, videos, and audio provided brief and “horrifying” glimpses inside America’s child detention facilities in the midst of President Donald Trump’s massive attack on immigrant families, all 49 members of the Senate Democratic Caucus on Monday united behind a bill that would end the White House’s family separation policy immediately—putting pressure on Republicans who claim to oppose the cruel practice to act on their words.

“The images and stories coming from the detention centers near the border are both heartbreaking and infuriating,” CREDO campaign manager Nicole Regalado said in a statement on Monday. “Republicans in Congress have the power to put a stop to Trump’s cruel family separation policy today. Democrats have coalesced around legislation that would immediately halt this barbaric practice. All we need now is for a handful of Republicans to find their conscience and stand up to the Trump regime.”

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California Senate Passes Revolutionary Bill to Bypass Federal Reserve, Create Cannabis Banking Industry

Posted by on June 17, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
California Senate Passes Revolutionary Bill to Bypass Federal Reserve, Create Cannabis Banking Industry

The California Senate just passed a revolutionary bill that will nullify the control the Federal Reserve has over the cannabis industry by creating a separate banking industry—solely for cannabis.

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UN Report on US: 40 Million Live In Poverty, 18.5 Million In Extreme Poverty & Government Is Deliberately Making Things Worse

Posted by on June 17, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
UN Report on US: 40 Million Live In Poverty, 18.5 Million In Extreme Poverty & Government Is Deliberately Making Things Worse

UN Report on US: 40 million live in poverty, 18.5 million in extreme poverty and 5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty. The report is a terrible indictment of the U.S. and of the Trump Administration. Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel prize winning economist told The Guardian “This administration inherited a bad situation with inequality in the U.S. and is now fanning the flames and worsening the situation. What is so disturbing is that Trump, rather than taking measures to ameliorate the problem, is taking measures to aggravate it.”

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Amazing Photos Prove Libya was a Paradise before 2011: Now it Looks like This

Posted by on June 16, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Amazing Photos Prove Libya was a Paradise before 2011: Now it Looks like This

Before 2011, Libya was the paradise of Africa.

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Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.

Posted by on June 15, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Other Countries Expect More of Their Leaders. So Should We.

Most Americans don’t know it, but in 1977 the U.S. actually signed an international treaty called the UN Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, which mandates government responsibility to ensure their citizens do more than merely survive. Unfortunately, one U.S. administration after the other has completely disregarded it, and Congress never ratified it. Our leaders have apparently judged that we either don’t need — or don’t deserve — things like an adequate standard of living and universal health care. 164 countries have ratified the treaty, but ours won’t. Are their people more deserving than we are? As one dizzy U.S. congressman claims, “Nobody dies because they don’t have access to health care.”

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Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of Our World

Posted by on June 14, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Twelve Tips For Making Sense Of Our World

Caitlin Johnstone: In an environment that is saturated with mass media propaganda, it can be hard to figure out which way’s up, let alone get an accurate read on what’s going on in the world. Here are a few tips I’ve learned which have given me a lot of clarity in seeing through the haze of spin and confusion. Taken separately they don’t tell you a lot, but taken together they paint a very useful picture of the world and why it is the way it is.

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‘What Do You Call a Country That Institutionalizes Child Abuse?’: Democrats Hold Sit-In Demanding End to Trump Family Separation Policy

Posted by on June 14, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 2 Comments
‘What Do You Call a Country That Institutionalizes Child Abuse?’: Democrats Hold Sit-In Demanding End to Trump Family Separation Policy

As the heart-wrenching story of a Honduran mother having her baby daughter ripped from her arms by federal authorities as she was breastfeeding provided yet another example of the immense cruelty of President Donald Trump’s family separation policy, Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) on Wednesday led a sit-in outside the offices of Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) demanding that asylum-seekers be released from government detention and reunited with their loved ones immediately.

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‘Dark Moment of Shame’: With Explicit US Backing, Saudi Attack on Yemen’s Humanitarian Lifeline Begins

Posted by on June 13, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
‘Dark Moment of Shame’: With Explicit US Backing, Saudi Attack on Yemen’s Humanitarian Lifeline Begins

With a “green light” from the Trump administration and essential military support from the U.S. government, Saudi-led forces plowed ahead with an assault on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida on Wednesday, brushing aside dire warnings from international humanitarian organizations and a small group of American lawmakersthat an attack on the key aid harbor could spark a full-blown famine and endanger millions of lives. Win Without War wrote on Twitter that the attack on Hodeida is “a dark moment of shame for the United States. We could have stopped this.”

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Paulette Jordan May Become the First Native American Governor In US History: Here’s Her Story

Posted by on June 12, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Paulette Jordan May Become the First Native American Governor In US History: Here’s Her Story

Paulette Jordan is hoping to achieve an extraordinary electoral feat in a deeply conservative state that would make her a string of firsts: She would be the first Native American governor in the history of the US, the first woman governor of Idaho, and the first Democrat to be elected to lead the state in a generation. But for all of those potential distinctions should she be elected come November, Ms Jordan doesn’t seem to be all that interested in them. They’re nice, sure, but she says she has her sights set on bigger fish — like reaching out to voters across the Gem State with her message, and gaining their trust at a time of urgency for progressive causes nationwide.

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Elizabeth Warren: Democrats Will Keep Losing Until the Entire Party Is ‘Willing to Take on the Billionaire Class’

Posted by on June 11, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Elizabeth Warren: Democrats Will Keep Losing Until the Entire Party Is ‘Willing to Take on the Billionaire Class’

In a recent interview, Elizabeth Warren said she agrees with Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) that too many Democrats lack the “guts” to take on Wall Street and argued that her party will keep suffering electoral losses until all of its members are “willing to take on the billionaire class… Until we have all of the Democrats who are willing to fight for the American people and not for a handful of billionaires and giant corporations, then it’s going to stay an uphill fight.”

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