Tag: Julia Conley

Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet – It’s ‘Time to Melt Some Phones’ on Capitol Hill

Posted by on May 10, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 1 Comment
Red Alert for Net Neutrality Hits Internet – It’s ‘Time to Melt Some Phones’ on Capitol Hill

As internet freedom supporters in the Senate attempt to force a vote to reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) unpopular repeal of net neutrality rules, dozens of prominent websites went on “red alert” in support of the protections on Wednesday, hoping to prompt users to flood lawmakers’ offices with phone calls, emails, and other messages pressuring them to reinstate net neutrality.

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Progressive Media Outlets—Including This One—Decry Facebook’s Plan to Act as Gatekeeper of “Trustworthy” News

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in Internet, Media & Arts, Social Media with 0 Comments
Progressive Media Outlets—Including This One—Decry Facebook’s Plan to Act as Gatekeeper of “Trustworthy” News

Critics noted that while corporate outlets like MSNBC, the Washington Post, and the New York Times will likely be proclaimed “broadly trusted” in Zuckerberg’s data-collection endeavor, these “established” news sources have a rich and dubious history of misleading and damaging reporting.

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Students March to Demand Gun Control Reforms in Washington, D.C. and Across the Nation

Posted by on March 25, 2018 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Students March to Demand Gun Control Reforms in Washington, D.C. and Across the Nation

In addition to Saturday’s “March for Our Lives” event in Washington, D.C. and “sibling marches” in American cities, protests were staged in many cities around the world—including Tokyo, Sydney, Geneva, and Mumbai—where supporters marched in solidarity with U.S. students.

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#ArmMeWith: Teachers Lead Opposition to Trump’s Plan to Give Educators Guns

Posted by on February 23, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 0 Comments
#ArmMeWith: Teachers Lead Opposition to Trump’s Plan to Give Educators Guns

With the #ArmMeWith social media campaign, educators are calling for the government to provide them with school supplies, books, and other resources instead of spending an estimated $1 billion to train teachers to act as armed guards—while also being responsible for educating the nation’s children.

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Support for Marijuana Legalization Grows With 60 Percent of Americans Now in Favor

Posted by on January 26, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Support for Marijuana Legalization Grows With 60 Percent of Americans Now in Favor

Sixty percent of those surveyed said adults should have the right to buy marijuana. Nearly three-quarters of people ages 18 to 34 supported legalization according to the new poll.

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A Month After Getting $3.5 Billion Tax Break From Trump, Bank of America Hikes Fees on Poorest Customers

Posted by on January 24, 2018 in Economy with 0 Comments
A Month After Getting $3.5 Billion Tax Break From Trump, Bank of America Hikes Fees on Poorest Customers

Consumer advocates and banking customers are expressing outrage after an announcement by the Bank of America that it would begin charging fees to account-holders who maintain low balances.

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As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Posted by on January 21, 2018 in Government, Policies, Politics with 1 Comment
As #TrumpShutdown Takes Hold DACA Supporters Denounce GOP’s ‘Racist Agenda’

Democrats refused to back the spending deal as it did not include protections for hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants, known as Dreamers, under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as well as the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), both of which have strong public support.

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US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Posted by on January 19, 2018 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
US Global Standing Plummets as Trump Threatens Human Rights at Home and Abroad

Trump “displays a disturbing fondness for rights-trampling strongmen,” wrote Kenneth Roth, executive director of HRW. The report also denounced the president’s threats to human rights within the U.S., noting that “Trump has targeted refugees and immigrants, calling them criminals and security threats; emboldened racist politics by equivocating on white nationalism; and consistently championed anti-Muslim ideas and policies,” and cataloging his administration’s threats to women’s rights and Americans’ right to healthcare as well.

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Dutch Reporters Offer Master Class By Refusing to Let Trump Official Tell ‘Blatant Lies’

Posted by on January 12, 2018 in Media & Arts with 0 Comments
Dutch Reporters Offer Master Class By Refusing to Let Trump Official Tell ‘Blatant Lies’

Reporters at a press conference repeatedly asked Pete Hoekstra, the new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, to comment on his remarks at a hearing in 2015. Hoekstra urged the press to move on from the issue, but to no avail.

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Anti-Nuclear Coalition Accepts Nobel Peace Prize As Calls for Disarmament Grow

Posted by on December 11, 2017 in Activism, Conscious Living with 0 Comments
Anti-Nuclear Coalition Accepts Nobel Peace Prize As Calls for Disarmament Grow

Accepting the Nobel Peace Prize, Beatrice Fihn, the head of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), made her own urgent call for nuclear disarmament. “The only rational course of action is to cease living under the conditions where our mutual destruction is only one impulsive tantrum away,” Fihn said, appearing to allude to recent heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.

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Study Shows 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Possible by 2050 and Would Create Millions of New Jobs

Posted by on November 10, 2017 in Eco-Friendly, Environment with 0 Comments
Study Shows 100 Percent Renewable Energy Is Possible by 2050 and Would Create Millions of New Jobs

The German non-profit Energy Watch Group (EWG) teamed up with Finland’s Lappeenranta University of Technology to present a study at the COP23 climate summit. The results of the study show “that a 100% renewable electricity system is an effective and urgently needed climate protection measure. A global zero emission power system is feasible and more cost-effective than the existing system based on nuclear and fossil fuel energy.”

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Americans Demand Release of Rosa Marie Hernandez, a 10-Year-Old Girl Being Held in US Detention Center

Posted by on October 31, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Americans Demand Release of Rosa Marie Hernandez, a 10-Year-Old Girl Being Held in US Detention Center

The American Civil Liberties Union introduced the hashtag campaign #FreeRosa in support of the young girl, who has cerebral palsy and has been in an immigration detention center since last Tuesday, without being able to see her parents.

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Immigrant Groups Mobilize To Combat Trump’s ‘Cruel’ and ‘Heartless’ Plan to End DACA

Posted by on September 5, 2017 in Government, Policies with 0 Comments
Immigrant Groups Mobilize To Combat Trump’s ‘Cruel’ and ‘Heartless’ Plan to End DACA

DACA allows undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors to apply for work permits and shields them from deportation. After Politico reported on Sunday evening that the president would announce a six-month delay before he terminates DACA protections for nearly 800,000 people, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) was among many Trump critics who expressed outrage at the president’s plan.

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