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Activists clash outside NRA's 1st press conference since Newtown Massacre

Activists clashed in front of NRA's first press conference after the Sandy Hook massacre. A video in a new web documentary series, Story of America: A Nation...
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Virginia resident and political consultant Larry Ward, interrupted protesters who gathered on Friday, Dec 21, 2012 to deliver a petition with 200,000 signatures to the NRA. During the NRA's first press conference since the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting tragedy, Larry argued that teachers should be armed with guns. The same argument was made by the NRA during the press conference. 


In this video, Ward is seen being shouted down by the protesters, but he is able to have a civil discussion moments later with filmmaker Annabel Park, who was filming for her latest project, Story of America. Earlier this week, Park published a blog post in reply to pro-gun talking points, which has since gone viral (50K likes in first 4 days).

This is the first video in a new Story of America video series about gun control.  Donate to Story of America's crowdfunding campaign.

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Gavin Baker's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:52 PM

This video is showing you the different opinions that people have on keeping a weapon in the school for protection.  The teachers don't feel comfortable with keeping a weapon so close to the young children, but at the same time, a gun in the class room could potentially save many lives if you are given a chance to act.

Brandon Janvrin's comment, February 7, 2013 12:45 PM
I agree i would not want to have guns in the school. What if a kid got a hold of it than did another repeat. That would not be good.
Joseph Pomponio's comment, February 7, 2013 2:23 PM
Good point Brandon, and what about a class full of kids running for the door, can someone guarantee no bystanders won't be hit? At what consequence to the person firing?
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5 Times The National Guard Was Activated (& What It Means For Ferguson)

5 Times The National Guard Was Activated (& What It Means For Ferguson) | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Members of the Missouri National Guard stand watch outside a command post near a protest Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, for Michael Brown, who was killed by a police officer Aug. 9 in Ferguson, Mo.
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After the USA Freedom Act fails, those who voted against it explain why

After the USA Freedom Act fails, those who voted against it explain why | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The vote to reform how the NSA collects bulk phone data and other types of data failed to pass by a slim
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Time To Say Goodbye To Judicial Overreach

Time To Say Goodbye To Judicial Overreach | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
() 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.
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Actions ← Flush the TPP!

November 8 to 14 Week of ActionsFind an Action In Your Area or Use the Form Below to Submit Your OwnUse the map below to find an action near you.
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This Is What Happens When Wolf Pac Attacks - YouTube

"Among the surprises in House races last night: five-time incumbent Rep. Steve Vaillancourt, a Manchester Republican, was unseated by GOP newcomer Mark McLea...
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AOL Becomes Latest Tech Giant to Flee From ALEC

AOL Becomes Latest Tech Giant to Flee From ALEC | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Another tech company has decided to part ways with the controversial conservative group.
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How Lobbyists Killed Net Neutrality

How Lobbyists Killed Net Neutrality | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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/
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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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Republican win raises TPP hopes

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The Republicans' victory in the US midterm elections raises hope for progress in protracted talks with Japan under a Pacific free trade initiative, according to US-based analysts.
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Why the MSM Is Gung-Ho On War & Silencing Anti-War Voices

Why the MSM Is Gung-Ho On War & Silencing Anti-War Voices | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
() Corporate media’s addiction to infotainment is stifling debate in our country.
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Overturn Citizens United - Common Cause

Overturn Citizens United - Common Cause | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Sign your name below and join the tens of thousands of Americans who've told their congressmen, senators, and state legislators to move forward on a constitutional amendment controlling political spending!
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The biggest foreign lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers.

The biggest foreign lease holder in Canada’s oil sands isn’t Exxon Mobil or Chevron. It’s the Koch brothers. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
What are Charles and David doing with so much land in Canada's oil sands? A group proposes a connection between the Keystone Pipeline and the Kochs.
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Wave Of Black Friday Protests Expected To Flood Walmarts Next Week

Wave Of Black Friday Protests Expected To Flood Walmarts Next Week | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Protesters gather outside a Walmart Neighborhood Store for a peaceful demonstration Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, in Chicago.
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Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in S.C.

Supreme Court clears way for same-sex marriage in S.C. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court on Thursday morning allowed same-sex marriages to begin in South Carolina, meaning gay couples will soon be able to marry in 35 states across the nation.
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In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality

In Response to 'Unprecedented' Public Outcry, Obama Goes Big on Net Neutrality | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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
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Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes "Horrific" Trade Deal in Asia

Despite Outcry of Opposition, Obama Pushes "Horrific" Trade Deal in Asia | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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.
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Stop Fast Track for the TPP, Save Democracy

Stop Fast Track for the TPP, Save Democracy | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Congress is considering legislation that will "Fast Track" the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a secretive trade agreement that threatens everything you care about.
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Social Media for #StopFastTrack Week of Action - Citizens Trade Campaign

Social Media for #StopFastTrack Week of Action - Citizens Trade Campaign | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Sample tweets and memes for the #StopFastTrack Week of Action (Nov. 8 - 14, 2014)
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Republicans to Obama: We Will Give You Trade Promotion Authority

Republicans to Obama: We Will Give You Trade Promotion Authority | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
Newly elected Republican majority in the Senate tells Obama they will work with him to pass fast track/Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the TTIP and TPP. By Christian Gomez
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Thomas Frank: What’s the Matter With Democrats?

Thomas Frank: What’s the Matter With Democrats? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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
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The Threat of TPP Is Alive Now More Than Ever | Economy In Crisis

The Threat of TPP Is Alive Now More Than Ever | Economy In Crisis | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
By Margaret Elkis November 18, 2014 Most Republicans support free trade and are more willing to give President Obama Fast Track in order to pass the TPP
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President Obama: It's Time to Reject Keystone XL.

President Obama: It's Time to Reject Keystone XL. | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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!
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GOP's Impeachment Insanity Exposed at the Slightest Mention of the Word "Immigration"

GOP's Impeachment Insanity Exposed at the Slightest Mention of the Word "Immigration" | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
That's because they prefer partisan confrontation—and that is what they will get.
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What is net neutrality? What is at stake and why you should care

What is net neutrality? What is at stake and why you should care | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
President Obama trotted out a plan for FCC regulation of ISPs on Monday to a roughly equal mixture of fanfare and derision.

I've been watching the discussions fly around the internet for days now and have found that there's a lot of misunderstandings about what, exactly, the fight is about.
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Will You Declare Your Support For Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to Get Money Out?

Will You Declare Your Support For Nonviolent Civil Disobedience to Get Money Out? | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty. Declare your solidarity with all those who will risk arrest in nonviolent civil disobedience to get money out of politics.
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