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Sanders and Warren Sign Letter Urging Obama to Get Behind 'Fight for $15' Movement
'Mr. President, the stroke of your pen can have transformative impact for millions of workers.'
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Can the Gyrocopter Gang Start a Political Reform Movement?
Last month when Florida postal worker, Doug Hughes, landed his tiny aircraft, known as a gyrocopter, on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol with 535 letters addressed to every member of Congress, the conversation should have been about his desperate message. Instead, his letter to each Senator and...
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With Billions for Back-Door Slush Fund, Military Dodges Austerity in House Budget
'Will we see defense spending with no real limits in sight while we have limits on domestic spending for education and health care and infrastructure?'
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What’s Wrong with Our Energy Policy in One Short Video
We all know a picture speaks a thousand words, but sometimes a video says even more. If you’re looking for one clip that shows a bit of the craziness of an energy policy pushing bomb trains, arctic drilling, and unchecked oil production all over our country while communities remain at risk and our...
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Reversing Grassroots Win, US Senate Approves Fast Track Trade Measure
'By voting away their authority to set trade negotiating objectives, the majority of our Senators chose corporate polluters over the American people,' says Friends of the Earth
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'We Will Not Surrender Our Voices': British Teens Lead Thousands-Strong Protest Against Austerity
'We want an end to austerity. An end to the poor getting poorer and the rich getting richer.'
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The Secret Corporate Takeover of Trade Agreements
Terms such as ‘investor’ and ‘partner’ are taking on new meanings as multinationals manipulate deals to take legal action against sovereign states
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Thanks to 'Weak-Kneed' Dems, Fast Track Heads Back to Senate Floor
Following Tuesday's victory, Obama turned up the heat, calling resistant lawmakers to the White House and taking 'the unusual step of releasing a list of which senators attended'
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The Price We Pay For Conservative Scorn Of Amtrak
On Tuesday night, an Amtrak train spectacularly derailed on its way through Philadelphia, killing at least seven people. On Wednesday morning, a House appropriations subcommittee voted to cut federal funding for Amtrak by about 20 percent. Those are two dots Republicans don’t want you to connect. “...
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Subsidizing the Idle Rich While Poor Kids Go Hungry
Politicians are slashing taxes for folks who dine on caviar while making it harder for the needy to put food on the table.
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