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Citizens United: The Court Ruling That Sold Our Democracy

Posted by on January 23, 2020 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Citizens United: The Court Ruling That Sold Our Democracy

Ten years ago, in January 2010, the Supreme Court released its disastrous Citizens United decision. The court, either through remarkable naivety or sheer malevolence, essentially married the terrible idea that “money is speech” to the terrible idea that “corporations are people.” #citizensunited

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Byproduct of Iran Conflict: Increased Surveillance and Detained Iranian-Americans

Posted by on January 11, 2020 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
Byproduct of Iran Conflict: Increased Surveillance and Detained Iranian-Americans

The Iranian-American conflict can have dire consequences on American soil.

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Happy New Year! Over 11,000 Pardoned for Cannabis Crimes as Illinois Legalizes Marijuana

Posted by on January 4, 2020 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Happy New Year! Over 11,000 Pardoned for Cannabis Crimes as Illinois Legalizes Marijuana

Illinois legalizes marijuana

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10 Good Things About 2019

Posted by on December 31, 2019 in Activism, Conscious Living, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
10 Good Things About 2019

Remembering some of the gains in the difficult year of 2019 can help inspire us for the critical struggles ahead. #2019goodnews

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The Women Who Will Save Us All

Posted by on December 11, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
The Women Who Will Save Us All

For throughout this current crisis, what’s become clear is that it’s the wisdom of the majority of American women, honed by centuries of enduring and resisting the ignorance and bad behavior of the rest of the nation’s population, that will save us from ourselves and keep this republic afloat. #impeachment

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2020 Race Shows the More Women Run, the More They’re Treated Like Candidates—Not ‘Tokens’

Posted by on December 2, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
2020 Race Shows the More Women Run, the More They’re Treated Like Candidates—Not ‘Tokens’

In observing the 2020 Democratic presidential primary—which has featured as many six women. It seems possible that this time might be different. Not because sexism has left the building, but because the critical mass of women candidates may have changed the dynamic. #womeninpolitics

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8 Conservationists Convicted of Spying in Iran

Posted by on November 30, 2019 in Agencies & Systems, Government, Politics with 0 Comments
8 Conservationists Convicted of Spying in Iran

8 Conservationists convicted in Iran for spying

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The Origins of the Thought Police—and Why They Scare Us

Posted by on November 23, 2019 in Government, Politics, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
The Origins of the Thought Police—and Why They Scare Us

How do you maintain a grip on the truth during propaganda?

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A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power

Posted by on November 9, 2019 in Government, Politics, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
A New Kind of Tyranny: The Global State’s War on Those Who Speak Truth to Power

Speaking the truth is becoming revolutionary

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California Returns Sacred Island to Native American Tribe It Was Stolen From in 1860 Massacre

Posted by on November 9, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
California Returns Sacred Island to Native American Tribe It Was Stolen From in 1860 Massacre

Wiyot tribe has “Indian Island” returned to them

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Rising Up Against the Oligarchs Does Not Equal Socialism

Posted by on November 2, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Rising Up Against the Oligarchs Does Not Equal Socialism

There are “people’s” groups all over the world who advocate the overthrow of the men at the top —the Oligarchs—who control nations.

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Arkansas City Is Actually Paying the Homeless to Pick Up Trash

Posted by on October 26, 2019 in Government, Politics with 0 Comments
Arkansas City Is Actually Paying the Homeless to Pick Up Trash

Bridge To Work is giving the homeless options in Arkansas

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ACLU Celebrates Settlement Ending Unconstitutional Efforts to Silence Pipeline Protesters in South Dakota

Posted by on October 25, 2019 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
ACLU Celebrates Settlement Ending Unconstitutional Efforts to Silence Pipeline Protesters in South Dakota

The ACLU and environmental activists celebrated Thursday after reaching a settlement agreement with South Dakota’s Republican Gov. Kristi Noem and state Attorney General Jason Ravnesborg to end what critics called “their unconstitutional attempts to silence pipeline protestors.” #pipelineprotest

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The Difference Between a Politician and a Psychopath

Posted by on October 23, 2019 in Government, Politics with 1 Comment
The Difference Between a Politician and a Psychopath

Charismatic politicians, like criminal psychopaths, exhibit a failure to accept responsibility for their actions, have a high sense of self-worth, are chronically unstable, have socially deviant lifestyles, need constant stimulation, have parasitic lifestyles and possess unrealistic goals. #politics

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Apple Kneels Before China

Apple Kneels Before China

“In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have ‘strong concern’ related to Apple’s recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple’s decision earlier this month to remove HKMap, an app pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong used to track the location of local law enforcement.”

“The letter goes on to criticize Apple for its other app removals. Citing data from an organization called GreatFire, it says, ‘Apple has censored at least 2,200 apps in China, which include Virtual Private Network apps used to circumvent China’s Great Firewall, and apps made by and for oppressed ethnic minorities, including the Uyghur and Tibetan communities’.”

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