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TPP Media March Join our TPP Twitter Storm. Everyone with a Twitter account can participate. The Twitter storm begins on Tuesday at 9pm Eastern! New tweets will be posted prior to event! Read the Full Story
How an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas This week, in a widely noted move, the Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously invalidated a state voter ID law on the grounds that it added a qualification to those already laid out in the Arkansas constitution. Read the Full Story
Attack on Affordability of Cancer Treatments Revealed in New WikiLeaks Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Text WASHINGTON, D.C. – Access to affordable cancer treatments in the U.S and 11 other countries would be delayed for years if terms revealed today in the leaked draft Intellectual Property Chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were to go into effect, Public Citizen said. The text, obtained by WikiLeaks, analyzed in collaboration with Public Citizen and released today, also shows worrying developments in other patent and copyright issues and explains in part why TPP talks remain deadlocked a month before President Barack Obama’s declared deadline for a deal. Read the Full Story
5th Circuit Appeals Court Restores Texas GOP's 'Discriminatory' Photo ID Voting Law This is not unexpected, though its still disturbing to those concerned about voting rights and the possibility that more than half a million legally registered voters in Texas may not be allowed to vote in this November's election. A three judge panel on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has, for now, blocked the U.S. District Court's ruling last week in Texas, issued after a full trial on the merits of the law, which had struck down state Republicans' polling place Photo ID voting restriction after finding it deliberately discriminatory and a violation of the U.S. Constitution and federal Voting Rights Act. Read the Full Story
Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs, overturning a lower court decision that would have put the law in place for the November election. Read the Full Story
Court declares Virginia’s congressional map unconstitutional A panel of federal judges on Tuesday declared Virginia’s congressional maps unconstitutional because they concentrate African American voters into a single district at the expense of their influence elsewhere. Read the Full Story
Truthout Interviews Featuring James Kilgore on Reversing Mass Incarceration in the US If you search for James Kilgore on the Internet, you'll see that he served time in state and federal prisons for his involvement with the Symbionese Liberation Army. While in state and federal prisons in California, he penned three novels. Read the Full Story
Is Bernie Sanders really all there is? Lessons from Pat Robertson’s insurgency If Warren sits 2016 out, an unelectable longshot may be liberals' only hope. Let's take a lesson from Pat Robertson With the 2016 elections still two years away, and Elizabeth Warren saying that she will not run, the most likely challenger on the left appears to Bernie Sanders, the independent Vermont socialist, re-elected with 71 percent of the vote in 2012, who caucuses with the Democrats. Forget the White House, some critics would say: Sanders doesn’t even have a shot at giving Hillary a strong primary challenge, should he choose to run as a Democrat, so why bother? Read the Full Story
Senator Bernie Sanders Warns of the Dire Consequences if the Republicans Take Over Congress It would be hard to argue that we have not seen some remarkable achievements in the past week or so, most notably in the form of the massive, grassroots power displayed by the hundreds of thousands of people coming together in common cause in the heart of the world's financial capital, New York City.  Read the Full Story
Congresswoman Jackie Speier Releases Statement on Domestic Violence Awareness Month WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) released the following statement on the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “October is an opportunity to reflect on the devastating impact of domestic violence. Each year, domestic violence causes more injuries to women than auto accidents, rapes, and muggings combined. On average, 24 Americans each minute are victims of physical violence by an intimate partner. What is truly frightening about this statistic is that this is progress – domestic violence has actually decreased by 67% since 1994. Read the Full Story
Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded: ” Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut. By Ned Resnikoff It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are set to lose an average of $90 per month in food stamp benefits. The Senate on Tuesday voted 68-32 to send the 2014 Farm Bill – which includes an $8.7 billion cut to food stamps – to President Obama’s desk. Nine Democrats opposed the bill, and 46 members of the Democratic caucus voted for it, joining 22 Republicans.” Read the Full Story
Appeals Court Overturns District Court Ruling, Calls for Preliminary Injunction on Key Parts of NC Voter Suppression Law WASHINGTON - The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a district court's decision to deny a preliminary injunction of key parts of North Carolina's H.B. 589, a massive voter suppression law. The three-judge panel, with one judge dissenting, ruled in favor of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, the League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs who sought to block certain provisions of the law from being effect for the upcoming November elections. Read the Full Story
US Health Care System Cartel... Until Death Us Do Part One common definition of a cartel is: an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.  Or if you prefer this definition from Merriam-Webster, here you go: car-tel, noun: a group of businesses that agree to fix prices so they all will make more money.  I think that pretty much sums up what the U.S. health care system has become.   Read the Full Story
Lame Duck Hunt and the Fast Track Flush, Installment #1 Yet more secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are underway today in Washington. Thanks to some hearty protestors braving the heat and humidity to hold a location pointer out in front of the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the word got out. For TPP negotiations launched in 2008 on a deal that was supposed to be done in 2011, 2012, and 2013 respectively, the sell-by date has long passed on this sort of closed-door diplomatic legislating. Read the Full Story
Department of Justice Orders Ferguson Police to Stop Wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' Bracelets A Department of Justice letter sent to the Police Chief Tom Jackson of Ferguson, Missouri on Friday instructed all officers to stop wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets. Another letter issued on Tuesday ordered members of the police department to wear readable name plates, after officers were seen wearing unidentifiable tags or none at all. Read the Full Story
Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For As the U.S. escalates its bombing campaign against ISIS (or IS or ISIL), U.S. officials seem to have found an enemy we can all love to hate and fear. ISIS beheads hostages, conducts brutal ethnic cleansing and has links to Al-Qaeda. DC power players have eagerly embraced a small war made to order to restore America's wounded military pride after the first Iraq debacle. Read the Full Story
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TPP Media March

TPP Media March

Join our TPP Twitter Storm. Everyone with a Twitter account can participate. The Twitter storm begins on Tuesday at 9pm Eastern! New tweets will be posted prior to event!

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How an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just pro…

How an 1865 ruling in favor of Confederate soldiers just protected the vote for minorities in Arkansas

This week, in a widely noted move, the Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously invalidated a state voter ID law on the grounds that it added a qualification to those already laid...

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Attack on Affordability of Cancer Treatments Revealed in New…

Attack on Affordability of Cancer Treatments Revealed in New WikiLeaks Trans-Pacific Trade Pact Text

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Access to affordable cancer treatments in the U.S and 11 other countries would be delayed for years if terms revealed today in the leaked draft Intellectual Property...

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5th Circuit Appeals Court Restores Texas GOP's 'Discriminato…

5th Circuit Appeals Court Restores Texas GOP's 'Discriminatory' Photo ID Voting Law

This is not unexpected, though its still disturbing to those concerned about voting rights and the possibility that more than half a million legally registered voters in Texas may not...

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Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law

Supreme Court Blocks Wisconsin Voter ID Law

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked Wisconsin from implementing a law requiring voters to present photo IDs, overturning a lower court decision that would have...

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Court declares Virginia’s congressional map unconstitutional

Court declares Virginia’s congressional map unconstitutional

A panel of federal judges on Tuesday declared Virginia’s congressional maps unconstitutional because they concentrate African American voters into a single district at the expense of their influence elsewhere.

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Truthout Interviews Featuring James Kilgore on Reversing Mas…

Truthout Interviews Featuring James Kilgore on Reversing Mass Incarceration in the US

If you search for James Kilgore on the Internet, you'll see that he served time in state and federal prisons for his involvement with the Symbionese Liberation Army. While in...

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Senator Bernie Sanders Warns of the Dire Consequences if the…

Senator Bernie Sanders Warns of the Dire Consequences if the Republicans Take Over Congress

It would be hard to argue that we have not seen some remarkable achievements in the past week or so, most notably in the form of the massive, grassroots power...

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier Releases Statement on Domestic V…

Congresswoman Jackie Speier Releases Statement on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) released the following statement on the beginning of Domestic Violence Awareness Month: “October is an opportunity to reflect on the...

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Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Bil…

Congress Cuts $8.7 Billion in Food Stamps, But Finds $22 Billion to Fight ISIS

It was all the way back in February, so the memory of this headline has faded: ” Congress passes $8.7 billion food stamp cut. By Ned Resnikoff It’s official: 850,000 households across the country are...

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Appeals Court Overturns District Court Ruling, Calls for Pre…

Appeals Court Overturns District Court Ruling, Calls for Preliminary Injunction on Key Parts of NC Voter Suppression Law

WASHINGTON - The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals today overturned a district court's decision to deny a preliminary injunction of key parts of North Carolina's H.B. 589, a massive voter...

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US Health Care System Cartel... Until Death Us Do Part

US Health Care System Cartel... Until Death Us Do Part

One common definition of a cartel is: an association of manufacturers or suppliers with the purpose of maintaining prices at a high level and restricting competition.  Or if you prefer this definition...

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Lame Duck Hunt and the Fast Track Flush, Installment #1

Lame Duck Hunt and the Fast Track Flush, Installment #1

Yet more secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations are underway today in Washington. Thanks to some hearty protestors braving the heat and humidity to hold a location pointer out in front...

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Department of Justice Orders Ferguson Police to Stop Wearing…

Department of Justice Orders Ferguson Police to Stop Wearing 'I am Darren Wilson' Bracelets

A Department of Justice letter sent to the Police Chief Tom Jackson of Ferguson, Missouri on Friday instructed all officers to stop wearing “I Am Darren Wilson” bracelets. Another letter...

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Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists is the War the Pent…

Why the Showdown with Islamic Extremists is the War the Pentagon Was Hoping For

As the U.S. escalates its bombing campaign against ISIS (or IS or ISIL), U.S. officials seem to have found an enemy we can all love to hate and fear. ...

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Too Much Voting Going On in GA, says Republican Bibb County,…

Too Much Voting Going On in GA, says Republican Bibb County, GA Election Board Member

Remember that Republican state Senator from Georgia who recently objected to early voting on the Sunday before the election in DeKalb County because, as he was caught saying in email,...

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Voter-ID laws continue to wreak havoc

Voter-ID laws continue to wreak havoc

For supporters of voting rights, the traditional knock on voter-ID laws is that they’re intended to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. Republican policymakers who insist on creating this new...

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Progressive Caucus: Congress Needs To Return And Vote On Exp…

Progressive Caucus: Congress Needs To Return And Vote On Expanded Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq

WASHINGTON-Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison(D-MN) released the following statement today after Speaker Boehner told the New York Times that he prefers to not hold a vote authorizing...

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This National Voter Registration Day It's Time for Universal…

This National Voter Registration Day It's Time for Universal Voter Registration

Today is National Voter Registration Day. Almost 2,000 partners around the country—student groups, educational institutions, unions, faith groups, civic leagues, libraries, worker centers, and elections agencies—are promoting opportunities for individuals...

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"When We Are United We Can Do Anything" -Workers React to Wa…

On Friday, Mayor Gray signed the Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2014. Click here to see the bill or here for a marked up version of the DC Code that...

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Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in S…

Congresswoman Lee Releases Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria

Oakland, CA – In response to the airstrikes last night in Syria, Congresswoman Lee released this statement: "I am gravely concerned about the expansion of U.S. airstrikes into Syria and continuation...

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John Kerry: Climate Change Most Serious Threat We Face on th…

John Kerry: Climate Change Most Serious Threat We Face on the Planet

In opening remarks for Climate Week delivered at the Morgan Library in New York City yesterday to a gathering of business, government and environmental leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John...

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Just Facts: A (Still) Rising Prison Population

Just Facts: A (Still) Rising Prison Population

On Sept. 16, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics released its latest count of the nation’s prison population. The report—“Prisoners in 2013”—provides detailed data on both state and...

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Mayor's Huge Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lowe…

Mayor's Huge Pledge to Cut Climate Pollution by 80% Can Lower Bills, Safeguard NYC

On the heels of a historic march through the streets of New York City to demand global action on climate change—and heading into the gathering of world leaders at UN...

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Job Gains From TTIP Would Be Minimal

Job Gains From TTIP Would Be Minimal

It is clear that politicians on both sides of the Atlantic are likely to face difficulties in getting an agreement on the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Pact (TTIP) through the...

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UN Secretary General: 'Dreams Hang in Balance' Due to Climat…

UN Secretary General: 'Dreams Hang in Balance' Due to Climate

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said on Tuesday that "dreams of people throughout the world hang in the balance" right now because of climate change. Ban opened the U.N....

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Countries, Companies Mobilize Around Carbon Pricing Ahead o…

 Countries, Companies Mobilize Around Carbon Pricing Ahead of UN Summit

(Reuters) - The World Bank said Monday that 73 national and 11 regional governments and some 1,000 companies will join forces to push for policies setting a price on carbon...

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Win Without War Statement on American Military Action in Syr…

Win Without War Statement on American Military Action in Syria

The United States has gone back to war in the Middle East. Tonight’s reported U.S. airstrikes in Syria were not to save those trapped on a mountain or to defend...

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Congresswoman Speier Discovers CVS Illegally Charged 11,000 …

Congresswoman Speier Discovers CVS Illegally Charged 11,000 Women for Contraceptives

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) received a letter today from Sol J. Ross, Head of Federal Affairs of CVS Health, in response to her September 9th...

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Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity F…

Rockefellers, Heirs to an Oil Fortune, Will Divest Charity From Fossil Fuels

John D. Rockefeller built a vast fortune on oil. Now his heirs are abandoning fossil fuels. The family whose legendary wealth flowed from Standard Oil is planning to announce on...

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Public Service Unions Make Case Against Trade Deals to Finan…

Public Service Unions Make Case Against Trade Deals to Finance Democrats

Union representatives from affiliates of Public Services International (PSI), including the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, will make their case mid-week to Finance Committee Democrats that pending trade agreements are presenting...

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Transparency and the TPP

Transparency and the TPP

The Trans-Pacific Partnership should not be under consideration for Fast Track. The trade agreement is being negotiated between the United States, Mexico, Canada and several countries in the Asia-Pacific region....

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Meet the Gas Industry Front Group Exploiting the Homeless to…

Meet the Gas Industry Front Group Exploiting the Homeless to Promote NC Fracking

More than 500 people showed up at a public hearing held last week at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina to weigh in on proposed rules for fracking in...

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Waiting at the Polls: Long Lines and the Right to Vote

Waiting at the Polls: Long Lines and the Right to Vote

Every big election year, horror stories surface around the South and the rest of the country of voters having to wait for hours to cast their ballots. In 2008, reports...

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Black Church Leaders Rev Up for Climate Justice

Black Church Leaders Rev Up for Climate Justice

It’s a common misconception that churches haven’t been doing their part in the green fight — and black churches in particular. Your John Birch and Alan Keyes Christians notwithstanding, that’s...

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Progressive Caucus to Speaker Boehner: Stop Wasting Tax Doll…

Progressive Caucus to Speaker Boehner: Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on Benghazi Committee

Washington, D.C. –Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) a letter urging him to create a...

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Iraq/Syria Air Strikes and Arms Shipments Opponents Host Pre…

Iraq/Syria Air Strikes and Arms Shipments Opponents Host Press Conference

Washington, DC -- Representatives from several organizations will gather at 11:30 am on Wednesday, September 17 at the House Triangle to respond to the President's plan to bomb Iraq and...

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Progressive Caucus to Speaker Boehner: Stop Wasting Tax Doll…

Progressive Caucus to Speaker Boehner: Stop Wasting Tax Dollars on Benghazi Committee

Washington, D.C.–Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) sent Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) a letter urging him to create a Select...

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March for climate justice, then join the front lines

March for climate justice, then join the front lines

The real battle is not only in the streets of New York but also in extraction hot spots from Appalachia to Alaska Thousands of people will take to New York City’s...

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Protest Groups Call for Linking Arms on Wall Street to Stop …

Protest Groups Call for Linking Arms on Wall Street to Stop the Destruction of the Ecosystem

#FloodWallStreet – A day of non-violent direct action, Monday September 22nd: Thousands of demonstrators are planning to disrupt business-as-usual on Wall Street and at the NY Stock Exchange, sending a...

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Congresswoman Speier Calls on Walgreens to Address Illegal C…

Congresswoman Speier Calls on Walgreens to Address Illegal Charges to Women for Contraceptives

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswomen Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo Counties) sent a letter today to Gregory D. Wasson, President and CEO of Walgreens, to correct and provide remedies to consumers...

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Norton Statehood Testimony Says D.C. is the Equal of the Sta…

Norton Statehood Testimony Says D.C. is the Equal of the States

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Office of Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) today released her written testimony for tomorrow’s Senate District of Columbia statehood hearing at 3:00 p.m. in room 342...

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In a Partisan Climate, 2 Lawmakers Try to Talk Past Climate …

In a Partisan Climate, 2 Lawmakers Try to Talk Past Climate Change

Two House lawmakers are about to find out whether Congress can solve a problem precipitated, in part, by concerns over climate change — without devolving into a fight over climate...

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The Senate Tried to Overturn 'Citizens United' Today. Guess …

The Senate Tried to Overturn 'Citizens United' Today. Guess What Stopped Them?

A majority of the United States Senate has voted to advance a constitutional amendment to restore the ability of Congress and the states to establish campaign fundraising and spending rules...

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Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Unde…

Since 9-11 America's Insane Foreign Policy -- Continued Under Obama -- Has Killed a Million and Created ISIS

Thirteen years ago, a draft dodger from Texas stood on a pile of rubble in New York City and promised, "The people who knocked these buildings down will hear all...

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Ferguson Residents Are Still Angry, As Questions Remain and …

Ferguson Residents Are Still Angry, As Questions Remain and Protests Continue

One month after the killing of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, anger and frustration continues to grow in Ferguson, as calls for the arrest of...

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The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Ni…

The Speech on Diplomacy That Obama Should Have Given Last Night

Too often in the United States—most especially since 9/11—we equate “doing something” with “doing something military.” George W. Bush gave a traumatized, near-paralyzed US public two options: we either go...

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Dark Money Corruption of Democracy Forces Climate Change Dir…

Dark Money Corruption of Democracy Forces Climate Change Direct Action and Mass Mobilization

When the political system fails to provide necessary reforms, mass movements arise to force political change. The latest climate report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns of...

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550+ Groups Reject Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority in L…

550+ Groups Reject Fast-Track Trade Promotion Authority in Letter to Senator Wyden

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, nearly 600 organizations led by the Sierra Club, AFL-CIO, the Communications Workers of America, the Citizens Trade Campaign, and Public Citizen sent a letter to Senate...

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Football Star Ray Rice Gets Cut for Dosmetic Abuse, While Fe…

Football Star Ray Rice Gets Cut for Dosmetic Abuse, While Federal Judge Mark Fuller Still Has His Job

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was cut from the team yesterday after new video revealed details about the violence involved in his domestic-abuse case. Meanwhile, Alabama federal judge Mark...

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Norton Says First Senate Hearing in Twenty Years Takes DC St…

Norton Says First Senate Hearing in Twenty Years Takes DC Statehood to a New Level

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said today that Senator Thomas Carper’s (D-DE) announcement of the first District of Columbia statehood hearing in more than two decades highlights...

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Bipartisan Case for a Constitutional Amendment on Campaign F…

Bipartisan Case for a Constitutional Amendment on Campaign Finance

Following recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions dismantling our nation’s campaign finance laws, all Americans are certainly not equal on Election Day. With 5-4 split decisions, the court has given corporations...

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Coalition Asks John McCain to Support Constitutional Amendme…

Coalition Asks John McCain to Support Constitutional Amendment, Hits a Glass Wall

On Thursday, a broad coalition of activists met at Senator John McCain's office in an upscale building at a tony Camelback Road address to ask him to sponsor a constitutional...

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CA Repubs Block 'Recount' Bill that would have made Oversigh…

CA Repubs Block 'Recount' Bill that would have made Oversight Easier, Stealing Elections Harder

Earlier this summer, a statewide primary election and an aborted recount that followed it, revealed a pretty enormous problem with California's recount laws. Several enormous problems, actually. As we reported...

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National Democratic Group Joins Fight for DC Statehood

National Democratic Group Joins Fight for DC Statehood

Progressive Democrats of America showed its support for D.C. statehood by including the issue in its August 2014 letter drop-off campaign to senators and congressional leaders. Since 2004, Progressive Democrats...

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You Don't Know What 'Libertarian' Means

You Don't Know What 'Libertarian' Means

Libertarianism is not what most Americans think it is... If you want to know what libertarianism is all about, don’t ask a libertarian, because most of them don’t know. 

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A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Any chance of stabilizing the climate hinges on transitioning to zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as humanly possible. Simply slowing the rise of emissions will not work. For the...

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On Matters of War, the President Can't Go it Alone

On Matters of War, the President Can't Go it Alone

With respect to the growing conflict with the insurgent Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), my message to the White House and to Speaker Boehner is clear. Further U.S....

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Dear Sec. Burwell: Come Home to See Firsthand Appalachia’s H…

Dear Sec. Burwell: Come Home to See Firsthand Appalachia’s Health Crisis and Help Us Halt Mountaintop Removal Mining

Here’s a reality check: Since President Obama took office in 2009, not a single top level official from the White House, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Council on Environmental Quality, Department...

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Declare Climate Change Health Emergency, Say Charities

Declare Climate Change Health Emergency, Say Charities

Charities are calling on the health sector to divest from fossil fuels and declare climate change a public health emergency. On the back of the WHO’s first ever global climate...

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UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Gro…

UN Condemns U.S. Police Brutality, Calls For 'Stand Your Ground' Review

GENEVA, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The U.N. racism watchdog urged the United States on Friday to halt the excessive use of force by police after the fatal shooting of an...

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Fracking Report Clears Way for California Oil, Gas Leasing t…

Fracking Report Clears Way for California Oil, Gas Leasing to Resume

The federal government will resume oil and gas leasing in California following a report released Thursday that found little scientific evidence that fracking and similar extraction techniques are dangerous. The...

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Bipartisan Coalition Calls for Authorization Vote Regarding …

Bipartisan Coalition Calls for Authorization Vote Regarding Iraq

Washington, DC – Yesterday, Congressman Walter Jones, Congresswoman Barbara Lee and Congressman Jim McGovern sent a letter to Speaker Boehner calling for debate and vote on an authorization for the...

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Racist Detroit Policies Lead to Lawsuit Against Water Shut-O…

Racist Detroit Policies Lead to Lawsuit Against Water Shut-Offs

Racism does not only come in the form of bullets fired by a police officer. Detroit’s socio-political problems are furthered by blatantly racist, ALEC sponsored, Koch brothers–backed Tea Party candidates...

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Big Power Out, Solar In: UBS Urges Investors to Join Renewab…

Big Power Out, Solar In: UBS Urges Investors to Join Renewables Revolution

Big power stations in Europe could be redundant within 10-20 years as electric cars, cheaper batteries and new solar technologies transform the way electricity is generated, stored and distributed, say...

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Hear Sen. Cory Booker Rally Denverites for Mentor Sen. Mark …

Hear Sen. Cory Booker Rally Denverites for Mentor Sen. Mark Udall

DENVER — Democratic New Jersey Senator Cory Booker blew through Denver this weekend to canvas with Senator Mark Udall on the opening day of Udall’s northeast Denver campaign office. Also...

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Rep. Ellison Statement on the Announcement of an Open-Ended …

Rep. Ellison Statement on the Announcement of an Open-Ended Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Hamas

MINNEAPOLIS—Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after Israeli and Hamas officials announced they had agreed to an open-ended ceasefire. “I am happy and relieved with yesterday’s ceasefire agreement,”...

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Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

Obama Pursuing Climate Accord in Lieu of Treaty

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is working to forge a sweeping international climate change agreement to compel nations to cut their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions, but without ratification from Congress.

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Activists Sound Alarm as More Police Departments Consider Us…

Activists Sound Alarm as More Police Departments Consider Using Drones

Police departments in the U.S. are increasingly considering the use of drones as a law enforcement tool, even as civil rights groups and media turn up scrutiny of police militarization...

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Hamas and Israel Agree to Extended Gaza Cease-Fire

Hamas and Israel Agree to Extended Gaza Cease-Fire

GAZA CITY — Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday reached a long-term cease-fire after seven weeks of fighting, according to officials on both sides, halting the...

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Take What is Yours, Ladies

Take What is Yours, Ladies

Sojourner Truth said “If women want rights more than they got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it.” It looks like we will have to...

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Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who…

Federal Judge Who Was Arrested for Beating His Wife (and Who Sentenced Don Siegelman) Is Now Hoping to Avoid Prosecution Altogether

Alabama's former Democratic Governor Don Siegelman is currently serving a 6.5 year sentence in a federal prison for something that he did not personally profit from, did not know was...

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