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Dueling Visions: The CPC People’s Budget vs. the Budget for the 1%
The Congressional Progressive Caucus unveiled its fiscal 2016 “People’s Budget: A Raise For America” one day after House Republicans released their “ A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America” proposal. The CPC touted a $1.9 trillion investment in America’s future and over 8 million new jobs. The...
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Starbucks' Race Together: May I Have A Latte and An Explanation for Why Your People Continue to Plunder My Country?
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We're Supposed To Be Peace Officers: Good Cop Who Stopped Brutality and Got Fired For Her Trouble Just Won Her Job Back
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Top Ten Arguments for Raising the Minimum Wage
One. Seven Nobel Laureates in Economics endorse the higher minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016, saying it does not lead to lower fewer jobs. Two. Job losses from raising the minimum wage are negligible. Minimum wage has already been raised 23 times . Every time it was raised it was opposed by some few...
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Wind Energy's Potential Offers Antidote to Fossil Fuel Addiction
Last week, the U.S. DOE published its Wind Vision report , outlining the potential for wind to provide up to 35%our electricity by mid-century. The report is a valuable contribution to energy decisions facing Congress and every state in the union. Will they risk a continued reliance on coal and gas...
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Guardian Publicly Challenges World's Largest Foundations to Divest
Fossil fuel divestment campaign calls on Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust to remove combined $70 billion from threatening industries
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Kshama Sawant: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
SEATTLE—Kshama Sawant, the socialist on the City Council, is up for re-election this year. Since joining the council in January of 2014 she has helped push through a gradual raising of the minimum wage to $15 an hour in Seattle. She has expanded funding for social services and blocked, along with...
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Four Reasons to Question the Official ‘Poverty Eradication’ Story of 2015
The United Nations, large NGOs and lots of big corporations are gearing up to tell the world that we can eradicate global poverty by 2030. As a new paper by the economist David Woodward confirms , however, this claim is so far from reality that it deserves the label of cynical hype. The UN is...
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Hunger and Other Losses
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The Failure of Modern Industrial Agriculture
Americans are being subjected to an ongoing multimillion-dollar propaganda campaign designed to “increase confidence and trust in today’s agriculture.” Food Dialogues , just one example of this broader trend, is a campaign sponsored by the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance—an industry organization...
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