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video Killing the Black Snake: Behind the Scenes of the #NODAPL Struggle (video/mp4 126.8mb) by subMedia
The first episode of Trouble, looks beyond the mainstream narratives surrounding the Standing Rock encampment to get a better understanding of some of the camp’s overlooked dynamics, including serious disagreements over which tactics to use to best stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:35PM
audio Getting Into Trouble with Franklin Lopez of SubMedia (audio/mpeg 63.1mb) by It's Going Down
SubMedia is releasing a brand new monthly show entitled Trouble. This month's featured struggle is the #NoDAPL fight at Standing Rock....
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:19PM
image Standing Rock Sioux Chairman responds to Keystone Pipeline permit approval standing_rock_sioux_tribe_logo.png by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Cannon Ball, N.D., March 24, 2017 —Today, President Trump announced that the State Department has issued the final permit necessary to proceed with the Keystone Pipeline. On his second day in office, this President made it his priority to push through two controversial pipelines. The Dakota Access and Keystone lines are dangerous, and were previously halted due to their risks to public safety. Today the battle against Keystone begins again....
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 5:02PM
document Trump Approves Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline keystone_xl_factsheet.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, March 24, 2017 — Following an executive order signed by President Trump in January, the U.S. State Department approved the Keystone XL pipeline today. In approving Keystone, the State Department ignored its own previous environmental analyses concluding the pipeline would be a disaster for the climate and is not in the national interest....
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:32PM
text House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment by Greg Williams
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would‎ allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.‎...
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59AM
image The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division Email Distribution List 480_joint-base-lewis-mcchord_1.jpg by Portwatcher
The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division, a rogue military unit in WA state, is illegally collecting information about you, entering that information into their antiterrorism databases, and sending your personal information out to others around the world. But many of the soldiers on the base are honest men who disapprove of the illegal activities of the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division. These honest men shared the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Protection Division email distro ...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:45PM
image An Historic Day: Protection for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee 480_rusty_patched_bumble_bee_-_sabrina_jepsen-b-affinis_1.jpg by via The Xerces Society
First bee in the continental United States to become an endangered species...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:12PM
document Approval of Disastrous Keystone XL Pipeline Imminent keystone_factsheet_print_and_web.pdf_140_.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, March 23, 2017 — In a reversal of yet another Obama administration environmental action, reports surfaced today that the Trump administration will approve the Keystone XL pipeline by Monday. The State Department, now headed by former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, will apparently grant a permit for the pipeline....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:59PM
image Lawsuit Launched to Protect Birds, Other Wildlife From Harmful Agricultural Pesticides Used on National Wildlife Refuges 480_lower_klamath_national_wildlife_refuge_usfws_fpwc_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
PORTLAND, Ore., March 23, 2017 — The Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today to end use of agricultural pesticides known to harm people and wildlife on the Tule Lake and Lower Klamath national wildlife refuges. In adopting a comprehensive conservation plan to guide management of the refuges over the next 15 years, the Service failed to consider alternatives that would reduce or eliminate use of toxic pesticides. As a result the agency prioritized commerci...
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:51PM
image US Senate Votes to Kill Privacy Rights, Allow Internet Providers to Sell Consumer Data aclu.png by ACLU
The Senate voted today to pass a resolution that would overturn a Federal Communications Commission rule that requires internet service providers to get customers’ permission before they sell sensitive consumer data, such as browsing history. Passage of the resolution by Congress could prevent the FCC from issuing rules that are substantially the same in the future....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:19PM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Healthcare Laws as Debt Crisis Looms by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's Archbishop Roberto González and Bible Society head Reverend Heriberto Martínez are asking Congress to pass child tax benefit and healthcare recommendations made by a bipartisan Congressional task force....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55PM
audio Stephanie Jackson: Community Organizer for Ride New Orleans on Making Riders' Needs Heard (audio/mpeg 12.3mb) by WTUL New Orleans 9.15 News & Views
Stephanie Jackson is the Community Organizer for Ride New Orleans, a non-profit organization that works to enhance the quality of life in the New Orleans region by promoting safe, convenient, and affordable transportation options....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:43PM
text For a Positive Narrative of the Left by Michael Brie
Whether the dislocations and cyclical crises since 2008 will lead to its final farewell is a question that drives parts of the middle-class and not only the left. There is wide agreement that the capitalism as we know it will not exist anymore within a few years...Two irreversible consequences of the growth-driven and goods-producing production method are manifest: the resources of the planet are plundered and capital exploitation hits its limits....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:53AM
audio Interview with Dj Jaffe - Focusing on Reforms for Untreated Serious Mentally Ill People (audio/mpeg 26.5mb) by WTUL News and Views
Dj Jaffe - Author of Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill - is a mental health advocate unafraid to speak the truth about the realities of untreated serious mental illness. He has been called radical by some and a gadfly by others but there is no doubt that his words resonate with many families unable to help their sick loved ones because the mental health system is completely dysfunctional....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:24PM
audio Interview with Cindy Schwartz: Jail Diversion Program Direction - Miami-Dade County (audio/mpeg 18.2mb) by WTUL News and Views
Florida is not a medicaid expansion state but pre and post booking jail diversion programs for mentally ill people are alive and strong in Miami-Dade County. How are they doing it?...
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:05PM
text Revised: HUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Reject Trump’s “Death Budget” by Posted By Lynda Carson
“Trump’s budget will push millions of people from their homes; starve seniors, children and families; and deny health care to 24 million people,” said Ed Lucas, of Chicago, President of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT). “People will die if these proposals see the light of day. Congress should declare Trump’s “Death Budget” dead on arrival!”...
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19PM
image In His Own Words: Albert Woodfox interviewed by Amnesty Intl. UK 480_albert_podcast_1.jpg by Amnesty UK quotes Albert Woodfox
Amnesty International UK has released a new interview with Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. Accompanying the podcast interview is a post on Amnesty UK's blog that features an extended statement by Albert Woodfox, entitled: It's a human right to agitate the 'injustice' system. Albert's full statement is featured below....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:35PM
text For an Unconditional Basic Income by Thomas Straubhaar
The basic income corrects the distribution effects of the labor market. It takes something from the higher paid to give to those who earn little or nothing. A leftist fights for a just social system. Robots and artificial intelligence replace human labor. Fears of changes should be confronted with a basic security....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:05AM
image It is Time to Celebrate California African American History, Culture and Institutions 480_hidden-figures-hf-228_rgb-e1483623580966_1.jpg by Dymally Commission Network
There is a great need for statutory authority to establish a commission tasked to identify research, document and preserve historic and future “Hidden Figures” in all fields of endeavor, thereby preserving the profound contributions of institutions, places and individuals of African American heritage thoughout the Great State of California....
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:32PM
image Please Work To Oppose Neil Gorsuch Nomination 480_b_1.jpg by SNS
Please work to oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch, proponent of torture, war, execution, police lethal tasering, opponent of environmental regulation, the rights of the individual, the protection of minority voting rights etc....
Posted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:01PM