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Democratic Senator Questions Administration's Drone Program

Democratic Senator Questions Administration's Drone Program | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) is one of eleven senators who are demanding more details about the administration's drone program. He has indicated he may hold up the confirmation the president's nominee to run the CIA over the issue.
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How The Labor Movement Did A 180 On Immigration

How The Labor Movement Did A 180 On Immigration | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The AFL-CIO is among the groups leading the charge for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws. But it wasn't long ago that unions viewed illegal workers in the U.S.
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Court: Gov't Can Secretly Obtain Email, Twitter Info from Ex-WikiLeaks Volunteer Jacob Appelbaum

Court: Gov't Can Secretly Obtain Email, Twitter Info from Ex-WikiLeaks Volunteer Jacob Appelbaum | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court has ruled the government can continue to keep secret its efforts to pursue the private information of Internet users without a warrant as part of its probe into the WikiLeaks.
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US Fiscal Debate Could Learn From Norway | The Progressive Press

Written by Mark Provost Guest Author If Washington sincerely wants to reduce the budget deficit and national debt while protecting the broader economy, it
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This is something different from our debate. Norway has nearly the total opposite point of view.

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Chamber of deceit

Chamber of deceit | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The next time Chamber of Commerce lobbyists testify before Congress and claim fatuously on behalf of its contrived three million small business members that Wall Street reform law must be gutted, responsible senators and representatives should...
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This will be an interesting topic to watch play out. Does the US Chamber of Commerce really speak for local small business?

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Sick leave is essential

Sick leave is essential | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Opinion: The Healthy Families Act will provide health, peace of mind and security for workers.
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Mike Thompson: The Supreme Court and campaign spending

Mike Thompson: The Supreme Court and campaign spending | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Do you really want to live in a country where the richest citizens and a small number of corporations run the show while the voice of We The People goes unheard? That’s the inevitable end result of the U.S.
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Study shows uncivil commenters on blogs polarize discussions ...

Study shows uncivil commenters on blogs polarize discussions ... | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Fascinating article and one that echoes what I heard more than a decade ago from a woman who conducted public consultations about the dangers of large, public meetings: the strongly opinionated will take over, the moderates will ...
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UAW urges members get into politics

UAW urges members get into politics | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

by DAVID SHEPARDSON

 

United Auto Workers President Bob King and former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Sunday urged union members to get more active in politics — and consider running for political office.

 

King recounted Lula's humble beginnings — shining shoes at age 12, working at an auto plant without finishing high school — before winning the presidency of Brazil, on his fourth try, in 2000.

 

"It says to anybody in this room, if President Lula, an auto worker, can become president, why aren't we out running more of our members to be city council members and congressmen and senators?" King told 1,500 UAW active and retired members on the first day of the UAW's National Community Action Program four-day conference.

 

In an hour-long speech Sunday, Lula recounted the efforts in the late 1970s to win better contracts and improve representation of workers.


From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130204/AUTO01/302040328#ixzz2Jw3BOvIf


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Young riding out recession by going into debt for college: Millennial unemployment jumps by two percent.

Young riding out recession by going into debt for college: Millennial unemployment jumps by two percent. | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
As the animal spirits of the economy rage wild, there are still difficult challenges ahead for younger Americans.  While the stock market is up highlighting corporate euphoria, many companies are doing this with 4 million fewer workers.  So the economic...
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SoundCloud - Hear the world’s sounds

Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio
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No Austerity Has Helped Any Economy

No Austerity Has Helped Any Economy | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Does Obama serve the predators who finance his elections or does he serve the people who elected him?
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Let's hope they don't go for more austerity in the USA. That really does not seem to be helping at all where they are trying this effort. 

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Paul Krugman Destroys GOP’s Talking Points On Government Jobs

Paul Krugman Destroys GOP’s Talking Points On Government Jobs | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
On Sunday, economist Paul Krugman hit back against GOP claims that public sector employment has increased under Obama, and that such jobs consist mainly of wasteful bureaucrats and somehow count less economically than private sector ones.
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In Florida, An Email Trail On Redistricting Raises Questions

In Florida, An Email Trail On Redistricting Raises Questions | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A lawsuit over congressional district lines in Florida produces emails showing coordination between lawmakers and Republican Party officials, which is prohibited by the state Constitution.
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Daniel Ellsberg: NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision is Part of "Systematic Assault on Constitution"

Daniel Ellsberg: NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision is Part of "Systematic Assault on Constitution" | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
A lawsuit challenging a law that gives the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens is back in federal court this week.
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Why do we have the rule of Law for some but not for all?

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Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens "Has No Geographic Limit"

Kill List Exposed: Leaked Obama Memo Shows Assassination of U.S. Citizens "Has No Geographic Limit" | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Obama administration’s internal legal justification for assassinating U.S. citizens without charge has been revealed for the first time. In a secret Justice Department memo, the administration claims it has legal authority to assassinate U.S.
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Kasich: Obamacare's biggest red-state catch

Kasich: Obamacare's biggest red-state catch | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
One of the most conservative governors in the country just caved to President Obama.
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Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act

Eight Senators Vote To Block Violence Against Women Act | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Eight Senators on Monday voted not to consider the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, a bill that protects victims of domestic violence. The Senators who voted against moving to debate on the bill were: Sens.
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Mike Thompson: The Supreme Court and campaign spending

Mike Thompson: The Supreme Court and campaign spending | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Do you really want to live in a country where the richest citizens and a small number of corporations run the show while the voice of We The People goes unheard? That’s the inevitable end result of the U.S.
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Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy: Stacy Mitchell’s TEDx Talk

Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy: Stacy Mitchell’s TEDx Talk | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it

“As remarkable as these trends are, they are unlikely to amount to more than an small sideshow on the margins of the mainstream if the only way we can conceive of confronting corporate power and bringing about a new economy is through our buying decisions… What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy. We can’t do that through the sum of our individual behavior in the marketplace. We can only do it by exercising our collective power as citizens.”


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Coffee Party USA's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:59 PM

This is very worth the time it takes to listen. A great summary of where we are today.

Rhett Rebold's curator insight, February 5, 2013 12:20 AM

This is very worth the time it takes to listen. A great summary of where we are today.

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Kenya BANS All GMO Foods

Kenya BANS All GMO Foods | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Government has banned the importation of Genetically Modified foods popularly known as GMOs.
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Countries are starting to stand up to biotech ag companies.

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Public hearing: Label GMO in Hawai’i

Public hearing: Label GMO in Hawai’i | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
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There are some states that are demanding to know what has been altered in food and plants.

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Foul Play in the Senate | On Democracy, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com

Foul Play in the Senate | On Democracy, What Matters Today | BillMoyers.com | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
The Senate's gift to biotech firm Amgen is a brazen example of the crony capitalism that erodes our democracy.
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And lo and behold, among those 74 Amgen lobbyists are the former chief of staff to Senator Baucus and the former chief of staff to Senator McConnell. You get the picture: Two guys nurtured at public expense, paid as public servants, disappear through the gold-plated revolving door of Congress and presto, return as money changers in the temple of crony capitalism.

Inside to welcome them is a current top aide to Senator Hatch, one who helped weave this lucrative loophole. He used to work as a health policy analyst for — you guessed it — Amgen.

 
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Teenager Who Performed At Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago Gun Violence

Teenager Who Performed At Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony Is The Latest Victim Of Chicago Gun Violence | AUSTERITY & OPPRESSION SUPPORTERS  VS THE PROGRESSION Of The REST OF US | Scoop.it
Less than two weeks ago, Hadiya Pendleton was leading her classmates in the King College Prep School Marching Band down Pennsylvania Avenue on the afternoon of President Obama’s second inauguration.
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This is a sad event and one of only many such events. Mental illness was not likely the cause. Too little to do that develops great character when young, maybe parents, too busy, too tired or not there to get them to healthy events and a culture of hate and fear putting them on the offensive side of life added to a gun in hand most likely caused the gang kids to kill.

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