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France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears of Yellow Vest Rebellion on Saturday

Written by on December 8, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
France Deploys 89,000 Cops Amid Fears of Yellow Vest Rebellion on Saturday

French authorities will deploy at least 8,000 riot police and gendarmes in Paris on Saturday, and 89,000 forces across the country according to the Prime Minister, as the Elysee prepares for “act four” of the Yellow Vest movement’s violent protests against the Macron government.

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New Lancet Study Shows Right-Wing Attacks on Refugees and Migrants Based on ‘White Nationalist Propaganda’—Not Facts

Written by on December 7, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
New Lancet Study Shows Right-Wing Attacks on Refugees and Migrants Based on ‘White Nationalist Propaganda’—Not Facts

A new study published Thursday in The Lancet, one of the world’s preeminent medical journals, makes clear the increasingly familiar attacks used by right-wingers worldwide to dehumanize migrants and refugees by describing them as disease-infested is a xenophobic slur rooted in racism and hate, not facts or the science of public health. In fact, immigrants do more to improve the health of their new country than to harm it.

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Trump Admin BANS 2 Million Federal Workers From Discussing Impeachment At Work

Written by on December 3, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Trump Admin BANS 2 Million Federal Workers From Discussing Impeachment At Work

On Wednesday of last week, the Trump administration sent out a memo to 2 million federal workers warning them that it will be “illegal” for them to talk about the possibility of Trump’s impeachment while at work. They were also warned that they cannot use the word “resist,” a reference to the growing anti-Trump movement from the left. This is unheard of in modern times. #trump

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New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

Written by on December 2, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
New Study Shows Medicare for All Would Save US $5.1 Trillion Over Ten Years

“Medicare for All promises a system that is fairer, more efficient, and vastly less expensive than America’s bloated, monopolized, over-priced and under-performing private health insurance system,” argued Columbia University professor Jeffrey Sachs. “It’s easy to pay for something that costs less,” said Robert Pollin, economics professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. #medicareforall

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Calling for Policies That Work for World’s Children, “Not a Handful of Billionaires,” Bernie Sanders Delivers Keynote Address at Sanders Institute Gathering

Written by on November 30, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Calling for Policies That Work for World’s Children, “Not a Handful of Billionaires,” Bernie Sanders Delivers Keynote Address at Sanders Institute Gathering

Kicking off the inaugural Sanders Institute conference in Burlington, Vermont this weekend—billed as “A Gathering of Minds to Envision the World We Want”—Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) gave a keynote address to a crowd of influential progressives from around the world Thursday evening. In keeping with the Gathering’s mission “to revitalize our democracy,” Sanders’ address encompassed a progressive vision for the future—one in which economic, social, racial, and political power is distributed amongst the people who keep the world’s economies running, rather than accumulated by the wealthiest few.

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In Historic Vote, Senate Advances War Powers Resolution to End US Complicity in Saudi Assault on Yemen

Written by on November 29, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
In Historic Vote, Senate Advances War Powers Resolution to End US Complicity in Saudi Assault on Yemen

In a historic vote that could “mark the beginning of the end of American complicity” in Saudi Arabia’s mass atrocities in Yemen, the Senate on Wednesday voted to advance Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) Yemen War Powers resolution by an overwhelming margin of 63-37.

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The 14-Year-Long Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico No One is Talking About

Written by on November 24, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The 14-Year-Long Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico No One is Talking About

Contrary to what you might have been taught, oil spills are actually quite common.

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Net Neutrality Defenders Announce ‘Epic Final Protest’ to Demand Congress Repeal FCC Rollback Before Fast-Approaching Deadline

Written by on November 22, 2018 in Government, Internet Control, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Net Neutrality Defenders Announce ‘Epic Final Protest’ to Demand Congress Repeal FCC Rollback Before Fast-Approaching Deadline

Supporters of restoring nationwide net neutrality rules—which the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rolled back last year—are planning “an epic, final protest to pressure lawmakers before a crucial deadline to save the internet.”

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Saying Trump “May Not Rewrite the Immigration Laws” by Decree, Judge Orders Administration to Stop Ban on Asylum Seekers

Written by on November 20, 2018 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
Saying Trump “May Not Rewrite the Immigration Laws” by Decree, Judge Orders Administration to Stop Ban on Asylum Seekers

Saying the President Donald Trump had exceeded his presidential authority, a federal judge later Monday ruled against the president’s attempt to restrict the abilities of refugees seeking asylum at the U.S. border and imposed a restraining order that directs the administration to resume accepting asylum claims from people regardless of where or how they enter country.

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Candidates Who Rejected Corporate Money Won BIG TIME In Midterms

Written by on November 18, 2018 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
Candidates Who Rejected Corporate Money Won BIG TIME In Midterms

According to a new investigative piece by Alex Kotch, Democrats who rejected corporate campaign money were the big winners in the 2018 midterms. The data shows that Democrats who rejected corporate cash were able to flip 23 Republican-held seats, giving hope that people are finally waking up to the fact that corporations have too much control over our elected officials. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.

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Democrat Wins as Maine Becomes First State to Use Ranked-Choice Voting in National Race

Written by on November 16, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Democrat Wins as Maine Becomes First State to Use Ranked-Choice Voting in National Race

Maine’s 2nd congressional district made history Thursday afternoon as it named Jared Golden the winner of his race for incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin’s (R-Maine) seat, after the state used ranked-choice voting for the first time in a national race to determine the winner.

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David Icke on the Ramifications of the Midterm Elections

Written by on November 14, 2018 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
David Icke on the Ramifications of the Midterm Elections

David Icke explains the ramifications of the midterm elections in America. 

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35-40% Of Washington Is Involved In Covering Up Human Trafficking – Says Ex NYPD Officer

35-40% Of Washington Is Involved In Covering Up Human Trafficking – Says Ex NYPD Officer

Another insider, and a very credible one at that, has stepped forward to expose how prevalent human trafficking actually is in our world, cities, and most notably, in Washington. Retired Detective Jim ‘Jimmy Boots’ Rothstein, was a member of the New York City Police Department, and various ‘out of state’ agencies for over a decade where he was assigned to investigate sex trafficking.  His job brought him to travel the world investigating how these rings operate.

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Medicare for All Will Destroy the GOP—Because It Could Make it Very Easy For Every Citizen Over 18 To Vote

Written by on November 8, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Medicare for All Will Destroy the GOP—Because It Could Make it Very Easy For Every Citizen Over 18 To Vote

Now we know why the GOP is truly terrified of Medicare for All; it will wipe out the Republican Party’s control of the House, Senate, White House, and most state governments. Because it could make it very easy for every citizen over 18 to vote.

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Americans Urged to Vote ‘Like the Planet Depends On It—Because It Does’

Written by on November 6, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
Americans Urged to Vote ‘Like the Planet Depends On It—Because It Does’

Tuesday’s elections are providing voters with a chance to stop Trump’s anti-climate, pro-fossil fuels agenda in its tracks, Greenpeace said. The midterms come less than a month after the United Nations released an urgent new report stating that a 40 to 50 percent reduction in carbon emissions is needed by 2030 in order to keep the planet from warming more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels.

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