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Lame Duck Hunt and the Fast Track Flush, Installment #1 Yet more secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are underway today in Washington. Thanks to some hearty protestors braving the heat and humidity to hold a location pointer out in front of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the word got out. For TPP negotiations launched in 2008 on a deal that was supposed to be done in 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively, the sell-by date has long passed on this sort of closed-door diplomatic legislating. Read the Full Story
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This National Voter Registration Day It's Time for Universal Voter Registration Today is National Voter Registration Day. Almost 2,000 partners around the country—student groups, educational institutions, unions, faith groups, civic leagues, libraries, worker centers, and elections agencies—are promoting opportunities for individuals to register to vote. Volunteers will spend hundreds of hours doing face-to-face outreach, technology will help voters find registration drives or, if available, register online, and tens of thousands of voters are expected to register to vote in a single day. This is a wonderful testament to civic organization in America. Read the Full Story
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Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Oakland, CA – In response to the airstrikes last night in Syria, Congresswoman Lee released this statement: "I am gravely concerned about the expansion of U.S. airstrikes into Syria and continuation of airstrikes in Iraq. It is clear we are rapidly becoming more involved in another war in the Middle East. President Obama has put together a strong international and regional coalition to address the ISIS threat. We must now leverage this regional coalition to achieve the political solution that will end this crisis. Only a political solution that respects the rights of all Iraqis and Syrians will ultimately dismantle ISIS.
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John Kerry: Climate Change Most Serious Threat We Face on the Planet In opening remarks for Climate Week delivered at the Morgan Library in New York City yesterday to a gathering of business, government and environmental leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called addressing climate change a “moral obligation” and said, “It doesn’t cost more to deal with climate change; it costs more to ignore it and to put our head in the sand and continue down this road of obfuscation and avoidance.” Read the Full Story
Just Facts: A (Still) Rising Prison Population On Sept. 16, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released its latest count of the nation’s prison population. The report—“Prisoners in 2013”—provides detailed data on both state and federal prisons as of yearend 2013. The data shows mixed results in the battle to reduce mass incarceration. Read the Full Story
Mayor's Huge Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lower Bills, Safeguard NYC On the heels of a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change—and heading into the gathering of world leaders at UN headquarters for the Climate Summit—Mayor Bill de Blasio has made a dramatic pledge for progress here at home. Read the Full Story
Job Gains From TTIP Would Be Minimal It is clear that politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are likely to face difficulties in getting an agreement on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) through the relevant legislative bodies. In both Europe and the United States there is considerable suspicion of trade pacts in general, based on a history in which the benefits of such deals were grossly oversold. There is also opposition from many segments in society based on parts of deals which are likely to weaken consumer, environmental or worker protections. Read the Full Story
UN Secretary General: 'Dreams Hang in Balance' Due to Climate United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Tuesday that "dreams of people throughout the world hang in the balance" right now because of climate change. Ban opened the U.N. climate summit in New York City on Tuesday by arguing that climate change endangers "peace, prosperity, and opportunity" in all countries, especially poor ones. "We must set the world on a new course," Ban said. "Climate change is the defining issue of our age." Read the Full Story
Countries, Companies Mobilize Around Carbon Pricing Ahead of UN Summit (Reuters) - The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon emissions to encourage a shift to cleaner energy technologies. Read the Full Story
image Appeals Court Overturns District Court Ruling, Calls for Preliminary Injunction on Key Parts of NC Voter Suppression Law
image US Health Care System Cartel... Until Death Us Do Part
image Lame Duck Hunt and the Fast Track Flush, Installment #1
image Department of Justice Orders Ferguson Police to Stop Wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' Bracelets
image Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For
image Too Much Voting Going On in GA, says Republican Bibb County, GA Election Board Member
image Progressive Caucus: Congress Needs To Return And Vote On Expanded Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq
image This National Voter Registration Day It's Time for Universal Voter Registration
image "When We Are United We Can Do Anything" -Workers React to Wage Theft Prevention Act Victory
image Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
image John Kerry: Climate Change Most Serious Threat We Face on the Planet
image Just Facts: A (Still) Rising Prison Population
image Mayor's Huge Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lower Bills, Safeguard NYC
image Job Gains From TTIP Would Be Minimal
image UN Secretary General: 'Dreams Hang in Balance' Due to Climate
image Countries, Companies Mobilize Around Carbon Pricing Ahead of UN Summit

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Take What is Yours, Ladies

Sojourner Truth said “If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” It looks like we will have to...

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Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who…

Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who Sentenced Don Siegelman) Is Now Hoping to Avoid Prosecution Altogether

Alabama's former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman is currently serving a 6.5 year sentence in a federal prison for something that he did not personally profit from, did not know was...

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Gunnoe Appeals to President … Judge Dismisses Health Studies…

Gunnoe Appeals to President … Judge Dismisses Health Studies on Mountaintop Removal

In a breathtaking but largely overlooked ruling this week, a federal judge agreed that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may disregard studies on the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining in its permitting...

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Activists Deliver Amendment Petitions to 21 Senate Offices

Activists Deliver Amendment Petitions to 21 Senate Offices

Congress may be on recess, but activists across the country are not taking a break from the nationwide push to get big money out of politics. Today activists teamed up...

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New York Climate March Swells to Global Movement

New York Climate March Swells to Global Movement

Plans are in motion for climate marches in Turkey, France, Bulgaria, Guyana, Brazil, Burundi and others, ahead of Ban Ki-moon’s climate summit this September. The original People’s Climate March, which...

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Missouri GOP Chief Thinks Helping Ferguson Residents Registe…

Missouri GOP Chief Thinks Helping Ferguson Residents Register to Vote is 'Disgusting'

On Tuesday, the Executive Director of the Missouri Republican Party, Matt Wills, spoke with Breitbart regarding reports that voter registration booths had been set up in Ferguson. Apparently, civil rights...

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Currency Manipulation Costs Jobs in Indiana

Currency Manipulation Costs Jobs in Indiana

American businesses could be hiring more workers today if we ended unfair trade practices used by some of our trading partners. No matter how competitive companies are in Indiana, they...

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Inside the Remote, Secretive Detention Center for Migrant Fa…

Inside the Remote, Secretive Detention Center for Migrant Families

Hundreds of migrant families who have entered the US from Central America are being held in detention while they wait to be processed. Over 600 people are being held in...

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Michael Brown and Disparity of Due Process

Michael Brown and Disparity of Due Process

Michael Brown didn’t get due process. The still unnamed police officer who shot the 18-year-old black teenager dead in Ferguson will get plenty of it. This is the root of...

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$1.5 Trillion and Counting: What New Involvement in Iraq Mea…

$1.5 Trillion and Counting: What New Involvement in Iraq Means for Federal Spending

As President Obama allows a trickle of troops back into Iraq and continues to ramp up air strikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Americans are wary...

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Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand In…

Protesters Gain Detroit Water Shut-Off Moratorium, Demand Investigation of Suspected Rampant Corruption

A new mass rally in Detroit is planned for Friday, August 29, the day the state-enforced city bankruptcy trial begins. Democracy activists throughout the Midwest are again urged to come...

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