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7 of the Most Common Dreams and What Your Subconscious May Be Trying To Tell You

7 of the Most Common Dreams and What Your Subconscious May Be Trying To Tell You

Dreams are our subconscious’ way of reaching out to us. It tells us what are hidden fears, aspirations, and needs are. It tells us the state of our mental health in much the same way that a green traffic light tells us it’s okay to drive down the road.

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Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Government Spying is “Chilling” Writers’ Freedom of Expression (Project Censored #7)

Mass surveillance has “badly shaken writers’ faith that democratic governments will respect their rights to privacy and freedom of expression,” according to a January 2015 PEN America report based on the responses of 772 writers from fifty countries. Reporting for Common Dreams, Lauren McCauley covered not only the PEN America report, but also a July 2014 report by the American Civil Liberties Union and Human Rights Watch indicating that US journalists and lawyers increasingly avoid work on potentially controversial topics due to fear of government spying.

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In Victory for Growing Workers Movement, LA Passes $15 Minimum Wage

Written by on May 20, 2015 in Economy with 0 Comments
In Victory for Growing Workers Movement, LA Passes $15 Minimum Wage

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve a $15 an hour minimum wage, becoming the largest U.S. city to adopt a living wage. The ordinance would boost the $9 an hour base wage to $15 by 2020 for as many as 800,000 workers. Los Angeles now joins Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle, which have already adopted similar laws.

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‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House

Written by on May 14, 2015 in Government, Policies, Spying and Surveillance with 0 Comments
‘Fake’ Reform: Little to Celebrate as USA Freedom Act Passes House

Though the overwhelming and bipartisan passage of the USA Freedom Act in the House of Representatives on Wednesday portends the end of the NSA’s mass collection of Americans’ private telephone records, civil liberties groups found little else to celebrate as the ultimate passage of the bill, which now heads to the Senate, would re-authorize a number of worrisome programs by extending the life of the controversial Patriot Act.

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