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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
image California Fire Near Nuclear Accident Site 480_ssfl-aerial-start-of-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by John Mecklin, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientis
The Los Angeles Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility notes that the Santa Susana Field Laboratory site is contaminated in a variety of ways: “Decades of nuclear and rocket-engine testing activity, including nuclear reactor accidents and other toxic spills and releases, have resulted in widespread contamination throughout [the lab’s] 2,850-acre facility.”...
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:55PM
text President Trump: Hurricane Relief Should Not Pay Puerto Rico Debt by Kate Zeller
According to a report from Axios, President Trump told advisers that additional hurricane relief monies should not be sent to Puerto Rico as the monies could be used to pay the island's debt....
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:52PM
text Elections = Democracy? by DLi
Much has been made in the mainstream corporate media about the "Blue Wave" tsunami that supposedly took place in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Indeed, the "liberal" punditry has even proclaimed that the Nov. 6 vote signals a return to a "democratic norm" in the USA. But did that really happen? Even more relevant, do elections in the USA really represent genuine democracy?...
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:07PM
image Massive Woolsey Fire Began On Contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory, Close to Site of Partial Meltdown 480_chatsworth-substation-ssfl_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
Electric Substation at Santa Susana Field Laboratory Tripped Two Minutes Before Fire Reported...
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:19PM
image Woolsey Fire Burns Nuclear Meltdown Site that State Toxics Agency Failed to Clean Up 480_santa-susana-field-laboratory-woolsey-fire-nov-8-2018_1.jpg by Physicians for Social Responsibility - Los Angeles
The Woolsey Fire began on the property of the contaminated Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL), a former nuclear and rocket engine testing site. SSFL is one of the most contaminated sites in the nation, subject of a promised but long-delayed state and federal cleanup; it is heavily contaminated with well documented nuclear and chemical contamination, from, among other things, a partial nuclear meltdown....
Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:01AM
image Backfire! How Teacher Union Leaders Helped Tuck & Green Dot Charters Push Their Agenda tuck_marshall_tuck_wall_st..jpeg by Steve Zeltzer
Marshall Tuck, the former Green Dot Charter School operator received support for the school chain from the AFT leadership including AFT president Randi Weingarten. Weingarten and UFT president Mulgrew lauded the school change and supported the deregulation of public education for these charter schools....
Posted: Tue Nov 6, 2018 10:09AM
text 8 GOP Candidates For Governor Want Executions To Continue In Their States by Abolition
As 42 states have refused to execute in 2018, the 8 Republican candidates in the execution states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Texas are all either current executioners, execution facilitaters or supporters...
Posted: Mon Nov 5, 2018 2:16AM
text Right-wing Populism: A Wave of Nostalgia by Cornelia Koppetsch
For decades, western societies were marked by pluralization, individualization, and liberalization. Why are attitudes and pressures of society against these trends becoming dominant? Why are escalating inequalities leading to the rise of right-wing parties and not primarily to renewed capitalism criticism? Right-wing populism is anti-liberal....
Posted: Thu Nov 1, 2018 3:58AM
image Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump 480_color_code.jpg by GetUp!
Australian politicians are starting to sound alarmingly like Trump. From the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton trying to scare Melbournians from going out to dinner [1,2], to politicians thundering in Federal Parliament about a 'final solution' and an end to non-white immigration [3], and the Minister for Indigenous Affairs eagerly voting for a Neo-Nazi slogan [4]. We know that politics like this sees a spike in racist abuse towards our communities [5]. But we are standing up....
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:25PM
text Democracy in the Madhouse by Darryl Robert Schoon
With unprecedented attention on the US midterms, democracy's origins should be considered to help explain and accept next week's outcomes. Note: democracy's origins are as suspect as its results....
Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:19AM
text Oversight Board Reviews New Fiscal Plan for Puerto Rico by Kate Zeller
Puerto Rico's oversight board reviews a new plan on economic growth and debt payments to the island's creditors in San Juan today....
Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:15AM
text Brazil, Bolsonaro: fraudulent campaign! by João Mac Unaíma
The two shameful actions have been decisive for securing him the first place in the polls and are also enough to pay him the cassation of his candidacy and his replacement by Ciro Gomes, third place in the first Brazilian round....
Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:53PM
text The Nation Unites Against Brian Kemp, Most Racist Secretary of State in US by The People United
The entire nation is organizing against the nation's most racist, criminal, execution facilitating Secretary of State, Brian Kemp of Georgia...
Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:48AM