() The Supreme Court has turned America from a republic into a constitutional monarchy. Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it would hear yet another conservative-fueled challenge to Obamacare.
R.I.P. Net Neutrality. And possibly the entire internet as we know it. Lobbyists are killing the internet! Just ask Josh Silver, Director of Represent.Us and former internet and media reform advocate. He spent years working on Net Neutrality as president of FreePress, so he knows what he’s talking about. In fact, the reason Josh left the media reform world is because he got sick of seeing his efforts thwarted by an openly corrupt political system. That corruption just struck again. This time, it came in the form of a devastating ruling on net neutrality. But as Josh explains, that ruling was made possible by a chain of events set in motion years before. The message here is clear: If we want a free and open internet, we need to deal with the corruption that is money in politics first. https://represent.us/action/how-lobbyists-killed-net-neutrality/
TELL CONGRESS TO STOP FAST TRACKAny trade deal is going to have a huge impact on America's workers. And we want to make sure that future trade deals protect U.S. jobs, don't give multinational corporations unfair advantages, don't harm the environment and don't turn a blind eye to countries that abuse workers. But Fast Track legislation allows power brokers to shape trade deals to their advantage and shields the details from the public and policy experts alike. Fast Track legislation is undemocratic and trade deals should not be crafted behind closed doors.
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Grassroots groups say new White House plan 'may have saved the Internet at the moment it was in the greatest jeopardy.'byLauren McCauley, staff writer Responding to the call of millions of Americans and years of grassroots campaigning, President Obama on Monday took what net neutrality proponents called a "major step" towards the protection of the Internet by issuing a statement calling for the safeguarding of "one of the most significant democratizing influences the world has ever known." Obama's new policy framework calls for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reclassify the Internet as a utility under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, which would make it subject to public control and regulation, like water and electricity, thus preventing corporate Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, from using their monopoly control to dominate the web. Read more at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2014/11/10/response-unprecedented-public-outcry-obama-goes-big-net-neutrality
Despite consistent and vocal opposition from organized labor, environmentalists, progressive economy experts and others warning against the damaging impacts of a trans-Pacific trade agreement that remains under negotiations by the U.S. and twelve other nations, President Obama on Monday once again voiced his support for what he said would be a "historic" agreement.
This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: The “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” author says Democrats blow off right-wing populism and “walk right into the buzz saw every time.” Also: what to expect when you’re expecting a Republican Senate, and Silicon Valley’s take on indentured servitude. - 2014/11/06
Now is the time for leadership. The pipeline clearly fails the President's climate test -- and we now know that Big Oil doesn't have the support they need to approve the pipeline, in this Congress or the next.President Obama has the support he needs -- from science, and from the people -- to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.Keystone XL fails the President's climate test. An 830,000 barrel per day pipeline of the world's dirtiest oil will obviously contribute to climate change.Send a message to President Obama to stop Keystone XL now!