Monthly Archives: September 2012

Big Money Knocks Paid Sick Leave Off Florida Ballot | Alternet

Business groups won a victory over working people when, despite 50,000 signatures on a petition backing paid sick leave, a judge prevented the bill from becoming a ballot initiative. via Big Money Knocks Paid Sick Leave Off Florida Ballot | … Continue reading

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Lifetime Feeding Study Evaluating the Health Risks of Genetically Engineered Foods

It’s OK–as long as Monsanto is making money: The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Food and Chemical Toxicology, found that rats fed a type of genetically engineered corn that is prevalent in the US food supply for two years … Continue reading

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The TPP: A Quiet Coup for the Investor Class | NationofChange

“While Congress, the press, and the public have had to make do with leaked chapters of negotiations, Just Foreign Policy reports that 600 corporate lobbyists were granted access to the negotiated text. American democracy is in a sorry state when … Continue reading

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How Do You Take Your Poison? | Common Dreams

The bummer of the day: All the things that stand between us and utter destitution—Medicaid, food stamps, Pell grants, Head Start, Social Security, public education, federal grants-in-aid to America’s states and cities, the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program (WIC), … Continue reading

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US Designates Wikileaks “Enemy of the State” | Common Dreams

It’s not nice to fool with Big Brother: Military documents pdf obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request and posted online by Wikileaks show that the US government has designated the whistleblower website and its founder Julian Assange as … Continue reading

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Pakistan Foreign Minister: Drones Are Top Cause Of Anti-Americanism | Common Dreams

You mean Pakistanis don’t like drones flying over them ready to unleash death and destruction at any moment? Pakistan’s foreign minister said last night that the top cause of anti-Americanism in her country is the U.S. use of drone attacks. … Continue reading

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Seven Examples of a “Police State,” and How They Are Appearing in the US

The image that most people hold of a “police state” is a representation of extreme power dynamics, and repressive tactics to maintain them, at specific points of history. The current political climate in the United States is unique in many … Continue reading

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Republicans Lie About “Support Our Troops”

The cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan has already cost Americans $2.3–$2.7 trillion, according to a Brown University analysis of war spending. That’s not even the total cost. The analysts believe the war will exceed $4 trillion by the … Continue reading

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Republicans are Pro-Choice (on Paying Taxes) | Next New Deal

Voluntary taxes for the rich. Yeah, I’m sure that will fix the deficit. Republicans are Pro-Choice (on Paying Taxes) | Next New Deal.

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Warn People – “Won’t Back Down” Is A Right Wing Corporate Propaganda Movie | OurFuture.org

Get the word out. The movie Won’t Back Down is another propaganda product of the corporate/conservative machine, put in theaters to get you to support union busting and school privatization. via Warn People – “Won’t Back Down” Is A Right … Continue reading

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