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The Alliance for Natural Health USA

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Alliance for Natural Health USA is dedicated to protecting access to integrative medicine and promoting the benefits of natural health.
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Spotlight for today : The Alliance for Natural Health USA. ANH-USA has an eagle's eye for legislation undermining access to the information and holistic products we need to maintain our health - and our independence from a pharmaceutical industry often more bent on profits than real wellness. Their Action Alerts make it possible to participate immediately in petitions and other actions to keep our health choices FREE. Highly recommend a subscription - and /or connecting to https://www.facebook.com/ANHUSA - "Like" the page to receive their posts in your news feed !

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20 Questions You Have About Obamacare But Are Too Afraid To Ask

20 Questions You Have About Obamacare But Are Too Afraid To Ask | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
Wondering what exactly October 1 means for you? Not sure why everyone is talking about October 1 in the first place? Get all your questions answered here.
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In case you were wondering - and many people still are - here's a helpful guide to the Affordable Care Act.

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Six Ways You Can Help Bust Biotech

Six Ways You Can Help Bust Biotech
For related articles and more information, please visit OCA's Genetic Engineering page and our Millions Against Monsanto page.
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How the cult of shareholder value wrecked American business

How the cult of shareholder value wrecked American business | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
When businesses focus only on making shareholders richer, the economy is worse off.
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A "101" article for understanding the world we live in. Should be required reading for people seeking a business degree !

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The 147 Companies That Control Everything

The 147 Companies That Control Everything | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
Visualizing the "super entity." Courtesy: New Scientist Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational...
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8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance

8 Reasons Young Americans Don't Fight Back: How the US Crushed Youth Resistance | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
Traditionally, young people have energized democratic movements. So it is a major coup for the ruling elite to have created societal institutions that have subdued young Americans and broken their...
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ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress

ALEC at 40: Turning Back the Clock on Prosperity and Progress | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
New Report Identifies 466 ALEC Bills in 2013 That Reflect Corporate Agenda For Immediate Release: August 8, 2013Contact: Harriet_Rowan@prwatch.org Today, the Center for Media and Democracy (CMD) relea...
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Just How Low Can Your Salary Go? 117 ALEC Bills in 2013 Fuel Race to the Bottom in Wages and Worker Rights

Just How Low Can Your Salary Go? 117 ALEC Bills in 2013 Fuel Race to the Bottom in Wages and Worker Rights | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
-- by Mary Bottari and Rebekah Wilce At least 117 bills introduced in 2013 fuel a "race to the bottom" in wages, benefits, and worker rights and resemble "model" bills from the American Legislative Ex...
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Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law

Millions of Poor Are Left Uncovered by Health Law | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
Because some states are not expanding Medicaid, two-thirds of the poor blacks and single mothers and a majority of the low-wage workers who do not have insurance will not benefit from the new health law.
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It's not enough to be appalled by what the GOP does to citizens in states it controls - it's time to be active. Read more, learn more, sign a petition, "Share" an article, make a donation to a progressive organization ..... get involved ! This is political hardball of the meanest kind - don't let it them get away with it.
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"A Corporate Trojan Horse": Obama Pushes Secretive TPP Trade Pact, Would Rewrite Swath of U.S. Laws

"A Corporate Trojan Horse": Obama Pushes Secretive TPP Trade Pact, Would Rewrite Swath of U.S. Laws | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
As the federal government shutdown continues, Secretary of State John Kerry heads to Asia for secret talks on a sweeping new trade deal, the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
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I'm not anti-Obama, however ..... "The agreement has 29 chapters, and only five of them have to do with trade. The other 24 chapters either handcuff our domestic governments, limiting food safety, environmental standards, financial regulation, energy and climate policy, or establishing new powers for corporations."

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11 Questions You Should Ask Libertarians to See if They're Hypocrites

11 Questions You Should Ask Libertarians to See if They're Hypocrites | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
We aren’t suggesting every libertarian is a hypocrite, but there’s an easy way to find out.
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11 questions idealistic Libertarians should actually ask themselves to test their consistency, and to determine if they're being used by the Koch brothers et al.

 

IMO, progressivism is a far more compassionate and worthy path for a human being to pursue !

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Timeline Photos | Facebook

Timeline Photos | Facebook | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
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A couple has decided to stand up for what they believe is their constitutional right - to utilize their own property to grow their own food. http://www.naturalnews.com/038646_home_gardens_fines_Orlando.html

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America's Most Dynamic (Yet Under-Covered) Movement: Overturning 'Citizens United' | The Nation

America's Most Dynamic (Yet Under-Covered) Movement: Overturning 'Citizens United' | The Nation | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
The most under-covered political movement in the United States—and there are a lot of under-covered political movements in the United States—is the broad-based national campaign to enact a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court...
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Teaching People to Hate Their Own Govt. Is at the Core of the Project to Destroy the Middle Class

Teaching People to Hate Their Own Govt. Is at the Core of the Project to Destroy the Middle Class | The Body Politic | Scoop.it
How would you teach the middle class to hate their own government using a strategy that takes into consideration the political climate of the United States of thirty years ago?
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Think It Right !

Think It Right ! I n the depths of the First World War, people from many countries gathered around Rudolf Steiner in Switzerland, to help build the magnificent first Goetheanum building. Many were...
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A way to keep ourselves sane in a world that's hardly sane at all. Also a stable beginning or orientation point for ACTIVISM .....

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The Threefold Social Idea

The Threefold Social Idea The threefold social idea, also known as the threefold social order , was introduced by Rudolph Steiner in 1917, in the depths of the First World War - a war catastrophic...
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A little known perspective on the nature of human social life - but very illuminating and worth knowing about. Steiner indicates that under the surface, healthy social forms and tendencies are continuously trying to assert themselves - and will do so quickly when they get the chance. This threefold social idea is a star we might safely guide our thinking and social actions by - for a long time to come !

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