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textSolidarity is not a Business by Thomas Gebauer
Private charity is the result of neoliberalism. Real services of general interest need global solutions... Ensuring that school buildings and education are intact is not a private responsibility, but a public one. It would be a mistake not to always insist on this public responsibility. Only in this way can human rights be realized... The global stands in relation to the local....
Posted: Wed Jan 1, 2020 1:36PM
textHomelessness policy shift from Housing First to criminalization of the unhoused by Lynda Carson
Everyone knows that the Housing First policies work, and that the unhoused (homeless) need a place to call home. However, with Matthew Doherty, the Executive Director of the US Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) being forced out, and Dr. Robert G. Marbut Jr. replacing him by the Trump Regime, there appears to be a major shift taking place in national Federal government policies to criminalize and punish the unhoused (homeless)!!!...
Posted: Thu Dec 5, 2019 11:25PM
textCalifornia's Homeless Population: What do they do until there's No Place Like Home? by Miranda Morgan
Op-ed about the need for immediate housing options for California's increasing homeless population....
Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:15AM
imageUncooked Impossible Burgers Illegally Being Sold in Grocery Stores
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by Center for Food Safety
Food Safety Group Asserts Current Sales are Unlawful...
Posted: Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:06PM
documentCourt Rejects Trump Administration Efforts to Avoid Curbing Risks From Dangerous Pesticide
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by Center for Biological Diversity
OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 — A federal district court in Oakland today rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to dismiss a lawsuit challenging the failure of the Environmental Protection Agency to protect endangered wildlife and the environment from the dangerous pesticide malathion....
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:24PM
textTrump EPA’s Paraquat Review Ignores Strong Links to Parkinson’s Disease by Center for Biological Diversity
Agency Considers Reapproving Lethal Pesticide Banned in Much of World...
Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:20PM
audioSolving New Orleans Mental Health Crisis - October Events (audio/mpeg 34.7MB) by Maggie Hermann
WTUL News and Views Dj Maggie interviews Janet Hays, (Healing Minds NOLA), Judge Kern Reese (Civil District Court ) and Kenn Barnes, (The Louisiana Supreme Court) to discuss upcoming events addressing alternatives to incarceration, homelessness and death for people with serious mental illnesses. Audio - 25:10...
Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:29PM
textRent Control & Just Cause Eviction Protections: AB 1482 Has Been Signed! by Posted By Lynda Carson
Many tenants live in fear that they are just one rent-gouging increase or one discriminatory or arbitrary eviction notice away from losing their home. AB 1482's statewide anti-gouging and just cause protection provisions will change all of this. Our homes are where we lay our heads down at night, where we feel safe, and where our families and children feel safe! California's tenants deserve and need these critical protections. The new law takes effect January 1, 2020....
Posted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:34AM
textHUD rejects Governor Newsom’s request to assist the homeless with additional funding by Lynda Carson
According to the National Low-Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), “HUD Secretary Ben Carson rejected California Governor Gavin Newsom’s request for increased federal investment in housing options for people experiencing homelessness, in a letter published on September 18....
Posted: Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:18PM
textWhite House Policy Paper on Homelessness Misrepresents Evidence, Drives Wrong Conclusions by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 17, 2019, Washington, DC — On Monday evening, President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors released a white paper that ignores and directly contradicts the evidence-based consensus of 19 of his own agencies. Last year, those agencies published the Federal Strategic Plan to End Homelessness, stating that housing, low barrier shelter, and decriminalization is the best way to end homelessness....
Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:03PM
textTrump’s latest on-going attack on the defenseless unhoused by Lynda Carson
Meanwhile the Trump Regime wants to cut HUD’s housing assistance programs. Additionally, many non profit housing organizations also have unconscionable "minimum income requirements" that exclude seniors on Social Security, the disabled receiving SSI, and the poor from their so-called affordable housing projects....
Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:49PM
textTrump Administration’s Plan to Crack Down on Homeless Encampments Raises Alarms by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
September 12, 2019, Washington, DC – On Tuesday, The Washington Post reported that President Trump ordered White House officials to “crack down” on homeless encampments in California. While the Law Center agrees that unsheltered homelessness is a crisis in California and across the country, we are concerned about the Administration’s plans to displace people without real attention to alternatives....
Posted: Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:32AM
documentLawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's Refusal to Release Public Documents on Expanded Use of Antibiotics As Pesticides
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by Center for Biological Diversity
More Information Sought on CDC’s Concerns of Increased ‘Superbug’ Threat...
Posted: Thu Sep 5, 2019 2:04PM
textThe Small Freedom by Seana Sperling
We talk about protecting our freedom, however we suffer from a lack of freedom in this country. Healthcare, education and housing have all become out of reach for some living in the U.S....
Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:06PM
textFrom Ayn Rand to Paul Ryan: Capitalism as Morality by Stefan Wallaschek
Society doesn't play any role in Ayn Rand's perspective. Rand reduced persons to the bourgeois who only thinks in economic categories and only needs to respect himself andno one else - unlike the citizen engaged in society and actively championing a democratic process of enlightenment. Ryan defended the minimal state against the totalitarian and welfare state....
Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:22AM
imageFukushima 2020 Olympics Nightmare: Is PM Abe Criminally Insane?
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by Labor Video Project
This documentary investigates and exposes the plans of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bring the Olympics baseball games to contaminated Fukushima. Although there is over a million tons of tritium radioactive water in tanks surrounding the plan, thousands of contamined bags of waste and melted nuclear rods still in the broken plants Abe has claimed to the Olympic Committee and world that Fukushima has been decontaminated....
Posted: Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:44PM
textNationwide Effort Calls for Housing, Not Handcuffs by National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty
(July 17, 2019, Washington, D.C.) – Today, the #IAskForHelpBecause Campaign launched its second round of a nationwide effort to strike down bans on panhandling and to replace them with more constructive policies that address the root causes of homelessness. Since the 2015 decision in Norton v. Springfield that found any targeting of speech asking for donations for punishment invokes the strictest scrutiny under First Amendment protections, every ordinance limiting panhandling, begging, or sol...
Posted: Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:24AM
imageHawai'i Board of Education Bans Herbicides on School Grounds in Response to Community Concerns
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by Center for Food Safety
Honolulu, HI, June 28, 2019 — This week, the Hawai'i State Board of Education (BOE) released a memo announcing that it will be banning the use of herbicides on public school campuses effective immediately. The announcement is the result of a public meeting held on Monday between BOE officials, community members, and Dewayne "Lee" Johnson—the first plaintiff to win a cancer suit brought against Monsanto/Bayer....
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:59PM
textUtopia, Technology and Struggle. Ways out of the Crisis of Social Democracy by Marc Saxer
The crisis of social democracy is rooted in the abandonment of a vision beyond the pure market society. To become politically viable again, social democracy needs a positive vision of a post-capitalist world, the formulation of a new social-democratic utopia. The normative vision of this utopia is a Good Society with equal chances for everyone....
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:23AM
textAmidst Puerto Rico Financial Crisis, Island Religious Leaders Call for Global Debt Relief by Kate Zeller
San Juan, Puerto Rico - Last week, Archbishop Roberto González—the leader of the Archdiocese of San Juan, the Secretary General of the Puerto Rico Bible Society—Reverend Heriberto Martínez and the island's Catholic Charities head, Reverend Enrique Camacho released a statement urging solidarity with countries wrestling with debt crisis and economic challenges....
Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:20PM