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Fantasy Or Forecast? A Progressive Supreme Court Agenda
"It's always darkest before the dawn" sang Pete Seeger. "And that's what keeps me moving on." The recent spate of reactionary decisions by the Roberts Supreme Court — including this week's outrageous Hobby Lobby ruling — triggers thoughts of a better day, when the right wingers on the court will...
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Celebrate the Revolution — And Keep It Going
The Glorious Fourth is a day to let ‘er rip, be as red-white-and-blue as you like, hang out the flag, join the parade, keep an eye on the sky where those fireworks are bursting in air. Start early: pop a Sousa into the sound system, turn up the volume (not too loudly out of respect for the...
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Defenders of Bees Celebrate Retreat of Corporate Pesticide Peddler
Agrochemical giant Syngenta withdraws a request for 'emergency exemption' of harmful 'neonics' in the UK
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New Campaign Pushes for 'Basic Income Guarantee' in Canada
Activists and academics ask, 'What kind of Canada do you want?'
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Climate Justice Movement: Moment Is Now to 'Change Everything'
Mobilizations gain steam ahead of UN summit in New York planned for September
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The Hobby Lobby Lesson: We Need To Fight For Single-Payer Health Care
Here is the clearest, and scariest, implication of the Supreme Court’s Monday ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, Inc.: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – “Obamacare” – is fatally flawed. It is clear we now need a public, single-payer health care system – because the Supreme Court can...
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GMO Labeling Bill Moves Forward in Oregon
Supporters collected double the number of signatures necessary; voters will have their say in November.
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Towards Full Employment and the Democratic Prospect
Despite all the talk about economic recovery, the US remains mired in slow growth and persistent unemployment. That we are far from full employment becomes clear if we recall recent history. During the final months of the Clinton Administration, unemployment dipped below 4% Those on the bottom of...
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Want to Change the World? Read This First
History is often made by strong personalities wielding bold new political, economic, or religious doctrines. Yet any serious effort to understand how and why societies change requires examination not just of leaders and ideas, but also of environmental circumstances. The ecological context (climate...
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Neutrality Begins At Home: What U.S. Mayors Can Do Right Now to Support a Neutral Internet
This weekend at the U.S. Conference of Mayors annual meeting in Dallas, some mayors will take a strong stand in support of net neutrality. According to an op-ed by Mayors Ed Lee of San Francisco and Ed Murray of Seattle, the city leaders are unveiling a resolution calling on the FCC to preserve an...
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