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image Presidential Candidates and Both California Senators Vote No on "Combating BDS Act of 2019" 480_us-israel-whitehouse.jpg by Dave Id
United States Senate Bill 1, which included the "Combating BDS Act of 2019," passed with 77 votes on February 5, 2019. Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Congressional Republicans are looking for bills they think can split democrats. S1 is the first volley in that campaign, attempting to use Israel as the wedge....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:28PM
image Bernie 2020 Campaign Has Corporate Democrats Running Scared 480_sm_bernie_1_1.jpg by Norman Solomon
The overarching fear that defenders of oligarchy have about Sanders is not that he’s out of step with most Americans—it’s that he’s in step with them....
Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:14AM
text Big Wins Confirm Mandate for Progressives in California by Leon Kunstenaar
Progressives Sweep California Democratic Party Delegate Elections...
Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:15PM
image Environmentalists, LA City Councilman demand answers on gas blowout in Marina Del Rey 480_playa_del_rey_1.jpg by Dan Bacher
“When the gas blowout occurred at Aliso Canyon, the health risks and seriousness of the event were downplayed by public officials and SoCalGas, the company responsible for the disaster there," said Alexandra Nagy, Senior Organizer with Food & Water Watch. "Families were not able to make urgent decisions about their health and safety. Once again, residents have not been notified of health risks associated with this week-long emergency in Marina del Rey. Just like the Aliso blowout three years ...
Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:04PM
text Why Progressives Oppose The Nomination Of Kamala Harris As President by No To Harris
Senator Kamala Harris Democrat from California has announced she is running for president. Here are some reasons to oppose her nomination....
Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:51PM
text If Trump Declares a National Emergency, He'll Be Breaking the Law by Marjorie Cohn
Justice William O. Douglas wrote in his concurring opinion that the president cannot usurp Congress’s spending power to approve money to pay for the taking of the steel mill’s private property....
Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:45PM
text Taxes - The Great Bluff by Nico Beckert and zebralogs
A tax-cutting lobby exploits our unease over taxes for their purposes. Tax flight and an increasingly unjust tax system are connected with inequality, trifling chances of advancement and the decay of social cohesion....
Posted: Sun Jan 6, 2019 3:57PM
text Funding is available for Section 8 program and public housing programs in January by Lynda Carson
In an update from PHADA, they wish to let the public know that despite the government shutdown, funding for the Section 8 voucher program (Housing Choice Voucher Program), and public housing will be available during the month of January....
Posted: Wed Jan 2, 2019 3:58AM
text The Russians didn't do it, the Vulcans did! by Lloyd Hart
In the Reagan administration the Vulcans were even further empowered to greater heights of criminal behaviour....
Posted: Wed Jan 2, 2019 12:17AM
image 2019 Rosa Parks Bill is poised to be signed by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker rosa_parks.jpg by David Walker
Rosa Parks Day, February 4, 2019, from San Francisco, California to Boston, Massachusetts. 2019 Black History Month will come alive "providing acknowledgement of the lifetime accomplishments of Rosa Louise McCauley Parks."...
Posted: Tue Jan 1, 2019 10:05PM
text Trump’s federal government shutdown means 420,000 to work without pay by Lynda Carson
As an example, Trump’s federal government shutdown will affect around 1,636 federal employees in Oakland, and reportedly, because the Trump Administration has been abusing federal workers, ‘federal employees’ job satisfaction has taken a nose dive in 2018!...
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 3:42AM
text 800,000 Workers Unpaid by US Govt for Trump's Palm-Greasing Border Wall by The Many and the Few
We are now witnessing American "democracy" in action with an illegal, fascist, anti-labor, anti-abortion president forcing the government shut down as of 12/22/18, suspending the pay of at least 800,000 workers indefinitely, right before a major Christian holiday which most celebrate so that the president can blackmail Congress to give him $5.7 billion for a worthless border wall so he can reward his organized crime construction company cronies and we can be sure he will benefit, one way or a...
Posted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:45AM
text Jubilee USA Urges Congress to Pass Puerto Rico Aid and Debt Relief Protections by Kate Zeller
"Before Congress goes on recess, Congress must approve funding so that poor kids, the elderly, disabled and the most vulnerable can access food in Puerto Rico," stated Jubilee USA Executive Director Eric LeCompte....
Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:12AM
text Caravan Seeks Safety from Murder and Poverty by Maria Benitez
The caravan is being harassed with tear gas....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:57PM
text Keep Them Here: A Brief Discussion of Temporary Protected Status by James D'Haiti
This is a brief discussion of the situation that TPS recipients are going through....
Posted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:02PM
text Debt and Tax Policies Needed to Prevent Crisis Says Finance Watchdog Group by Kate Zeller
Financial institutions, experts and economists fear a new wave of financial crises hitting countries from Ghana to Italy....
Posted: Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:49AM
image Public Risks from the Woolsey Fire and the Santa Susana Field Laboratory: A Letter to DTSC 480_mohsen-nazemi-california-department-toxic-substances-control_1.jpg by Bradley Allen
On November 19, representatives Henry Stern and Jesse Gabriel authored a joint letter to Barbara Lee, Director of the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). In their letter, Senator Stern and Assemblymember Gabriel call for "full transparency" to "ensure the public is fully aware of any public health risks posed by the Woolsey Fire on Santa Susana Field Laboratory." Prior to the first round of data analysis, the California Department of Toxic Substances Control reported ...
Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:10AM
text In the wake of Bolsonaro's election victory... by Alice at Survival International
"It’s a shame that the Brazilian cavalry hasn’t been as efficient as the Americans, who exterminated the [U.S.] Indians" – Jair Bolsonaro, President-elect of Brazil...
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:52PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Toxic Santa Susana Reactor Site 480_woolsey_fire_satellite_image_november_9_2018.jpg by John Laforge, CounterPunch
The Woolsey Fire’s progress through to Oak Park indicates that much of the toxic site burned, according to the Los Angeles chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility which has investigated Santa Susana Field Laboratory radiation risks for 30 years....
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:48PM
text Please Help Mississippians Vote For Mike Espy On Nov 27th by Winds Of Change
Democrat Mike Espy, former USDA Secretary, 4 times elected to Congress as the first black American since Reconstruction to represent a Mississippi district, is an attorney who has worked for black farmer' rights. His opponent Cindy Hyde-Smith is a cattle ranch owner and part owner of a slaughterhouse auction block who has been accused of racism and vote suppression advocacy....
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:53PM