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Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to Stop Trump From Launching ‘Illegal’ Attack on Iran

Posted by on February 14, 2020 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
Senate Passes War Powers Resolution to Stop Trump From Launching ‘Illegal’ Attack on Iran

The Senate on Thursday passed a War Powers Resolution aimed at preventing President Donald Trump from launching military action against Iran without congressional approval. #nowarwithiran

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Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel

Posted by on February 12, 2020 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Abby Martin Sues State of Georgia Over Law Requiring Pledge of Allegiance to Israel

Journalist and filmmaker Abby Martin is suing the state of Georgia for violating her First Amendment rights. #abbymartin

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Watch: News Anchor Shows Americans Real Size of Wealth Gap—Using American Pie

Posted by on February 2, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Watch: News Anchor Shows Americans Real Size of Wealth Gap—Using American Pie

A four-minute video that aired on CBS Friday morning was praised for using slices of real pie to show the huge wealth gap in the U.S. #wealthgap

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‘Green New Dud, Not a Green New Deal’: Climate Groups Denounce Draft Bill From House Democrats

Posted by on January 29, 2020 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
‘Green New Dud, Not a Green New Deal’: Climate Groups Denounce Draft Bill From House Democrats

Environmental advocacy groups issued mixed responses Tuesday after Democrats on the House Energy and Commerce Committee released the legislative text of a draft bill for a national climate plan, with critics charging that the proposal isn’t ambitious enough to address the planetary crisis. #GreenNewDeal #climateaction

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‘Just the Beginning’: Illinois Gov. Pardons Over 11,000 on Eve of Recreational Cannabis Legalization

Posted by on January 2, 2020 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
‘Just the Beginning’: Illinois Gov. Pardons Over 11,000 on Eve of Recreational Cannabis Legalization

On Tuesday, just one day before “equity-centric” legislation legalizing sales and adult use of recreational marijuana took effect in Illinois, Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker granted pardons to more than 11,000 individuals with low-level cannabis convictions. #cannabislegalization

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The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

Posted by on December 23, 2019 in Government, Military, Policies with 0 Comments
The Real Lesson of Afghanistan Is That Regime Change Does Not Work

The underlying fault is not in how the U.S. tries and fails to reconstruct societies destroyed by its “regime changes,” but in the fundamental illegitimacy of regime change itself. #stopwars

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Sin Taxes & Other Orwellian Methods of Compliance That Feed the Government’s Greed

Posted by on December 17, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Sin Taxes & Other Orwellian Methods of Compliance That Feed the Government’s Greed

More than two centuries after our ancestors went to war over their abused property rights, we’re once again being subjected to taxation without any real representation, all the while the government continues to do whatever it likes—levy taxes, rack up debt, spend outrageously and irresponsibly—with little concern for the plight of its citizens. #taxes #taxation

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Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization in the U.S.

Posted by on December 6, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Everything You Need to Know About Marijuana Legalization in the U.S.

Concerning marijuana legalization in the US, you should be familiar with these basic facts regarding state and federal laws.

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Threat to Our Digital Rights Revealed in US-UK Trade Talks Leak

Posted by on December 3, 2019 in Corruption, Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Threat to Our Digital Rights Revealed in US-UK Trade Talks Leak

Leaked records of US-UK trade negotiations suggest the US is targeting our digital rights—and the UK seems alarmingly willing to play ball. #digitalrights

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In a Historic Move, Vote to Federally Legalize Marijuana to Take Place in Congress – This Week

Posted by on November 19, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
In a Historic Move, Vote to Federally Legalize Marijuana to Take Place in Congress – This Week

As countless individuals across the land of the free are rotting in cages for possessing a plant deemed illegal by the government, a historical bill is making its way through Congress that could change everything. A congressional committee reportedly plans to vote on a bill this week that would end the federal prohibition of marijuana. #marijuanalegalization

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#HereToStay: Student Walkouts Across US to Demand Supreme Court Defend DACA

Posted by on November 10, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
#HereToStay: Student Walkouts Across US to Demand Supreme Court Defend DACA

Students across the country walked out of their schools Friday to demand that the Supreme Court rule against President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA protections for undocumented immigrants #HereToStay #DACA #HomeIsHere

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‘Huge Win for Democracy’: Nationwide Celebrations as NYC Residents Approve Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure

Posted by on November 7, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
‘Huge Win for Democracy’: Nationwide Celebrations as NYC Residents Approve Ranked-Choice Voting Ballot Measure

Voting rights advocates celebrated a “huge win for democracy” Tuesday after New Yorkers approved a ballot measure that would establish ranked-choice voting in the nation’s most populous city. #RankedChoiceVoting

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Largest Sentence Commutation in US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform

Posted by on November 5, 2019 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Largest Sentence Commutation in US History: Nearly 500 Inmates Walk Free After Oklahoma Voters Demand Reform

Nearly 500 inmates were released from prison in Oklahoma on Monday, three years after voters approved a ballot referendum urging the state to redefine many felonies as misdemeanors and to reduce the prison population. #prisonreform

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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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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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