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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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‘Yemen Can’t Wait’: Ahead of War Powers Vote, Urgent Push for Senate to End US Complicity in Saudi Atrocities

Written by on November 28, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
‘Yemen Can’t Wait’: Ahead of War Powers Vote, Urgent Push for Senate to End US Complicity in Saudi Atrocities

With a vote on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) resolution to end U.S. complicity in the Saudi-led assault on Yemen expected as early as Wednesday, grassroots anti-war organizations are ramping up pressure on Democratic senators who sided with the Republican majority in voting down the same measure earlier this year and demanding that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) act on his words by co-sponsoring the resolution. The Saudi-led intervention in Yemen, with U.S. support, has killed thousands of civilians. Over 85,000 children have died of starvation. Enough is enough.

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Hospital Letter Urging Patient to Start ‘Fundraising Effort’ to Pay for Heart Treatment Seen as Yet Another Reason America Needs Medicare for All

Written by on November 25, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Hospital Letter Urging Patient to Start ‘Fundraising Effort’ to Pay for Heart Treatment Seen as Yet Another Reason America Needs Medicare for All

A Michigan woman seeking a heart transplant publicized a letter she received from the Spectrum Health Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Clinic informing her that she is “not a candidate” for the procedure “at this time” because she needs a “more secure financial plan” to afford the required postoperative immunosuppressive medication. The letter goes on to explicitly recommend “a fundraising effort of $10,000” to help pay for the drugs.

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Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals

Written by on November 23, 2018 in Corruption, Government, Policies, Whistleblower with 0 Comments
Prosecution of Julian Assange, America’s Betrayal of Its Own Ideals

The public confirmation of a US indictment of Julian Assange sent a huge alarm to civil liberty groups in the US. The ACLU issued a statement, noting how this sealed indictment violates the Constitution and prosecuting journalists for publishing classified documents would set a dangerous precedent for press freedom. What is now being revealed is the war on the First Amendment waged by the US government, targeting the Western journalist who has published materials in the public interest at a scale that has never been seen before.

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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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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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New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

Written by on November 15, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
New Study Details ‘Staggering’ $6 Trillion (and Counting) Price Tag of Endless US War

The Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs reports (pdf) that by the end of the 2019 fiscal year, the U.S. will have spent $5.9 trillion on military spending in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, and other countries, as well as veterans’ care, interest on debt payments, and related spending at the Homeland Security and State Departments.

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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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Half Million Killed by America’s Global War on Terror ‘Just Scratches the Surface’ of Human Destruction

Written by on November 11, 2018 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Half Million Killed by America’s Global War on Terror ‘Just Scratches the Surface’ of Human Destruction

CLN Editor Note: It seems pretty clear that the U.S. Government has no intention of stopping their endless wars. It’s all about nation building and money for our war machine contractors. The sanctity of human life doesn’t appear to be a factor. We the people need to do something about it. Our consciousness MATTERS. Join […]

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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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More Than 100 Women Elected To Congress In Historic Midterms

Written by on November 7, 2018 in Government, Policies with 1 Comment
More Than 100 Women Elected To Congress In Historic Midterms

A record number of women were elected to Congress on Tuesday night as an unprecedented number of female candidates ran for the first time.

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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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