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text Trump’s attack on the NEA, CPB, and NEH is an attack on the arts and humanity in Oakland by Lynda Carson
In Oakland, Trump’s proposed budget cuts that plan to eliminate the Institute of Museum and Library Services would have a major impact on many institutions including the Oakland Museum of California, Chabot Space and Science Center Foundation, and the African American Museum and Library!...
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:57PM
text Poll: Most Americans don't support the AIPAC agenda by Grant F. Smith
As presented at the “The Israel Lobby and American Policy” conference on March 24, 2017 by the Institute for Research: Middle Eastern Policy. Public opinion polling is important, but little of it accurately measures what the American public thinks about key Israel/lobby issues. This survey series begins to fill in that information deficit. Focused, accurate polling should guide elected representatives, who can then act in the broader public interest. Polling about Israel lobby programs reve...
Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:48PM
text Oakland’s affordable housing threatened by Trump’s proposed $6.2 billion budget cut to HUD by Lynda Carson
Two wealthy high ranking Trustees of the right-wing fascist Heritage Foundation demanding budget cuts to HUD and other non-defense federal programs reside in the Bay Area, including Jerry Hume (George H. Hume) of San Francisco, and Nersi Nazari of Atherton!...
Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:08AM
text House Rejects Puerto Rico Healthcare Amendment by Greg Williams
The House Rules Committee rejected an amendment that would‎ allocate Medicaid funding to Puerto Rico at an equal level to US states.‎...
Posted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:59AM
text The Shortwave Report 03/24/17 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. NHK World Radio Japan, Radio Havana Cuba, Spanish National Radio, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 4:53PM
text Puerto Rico Religious Leaders Urge Congress to Pass Healthcare Laws as Debt Crisis Looms by Greg Williams
Puerto Rico's Archbishop Roberto González and Bible Society head Reverend Heriberto Martínez are asking Congress to pass child tax benefit and healthcare recommendations made by a bipartisan Congressional task force....
Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:55PM
text 3/16/68 My Lai Massacre & The Killing Never Stops by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
“This is what the U.S. Military did on that day on March 16, 1968. I use the word “We,” because our taxes paid for the massacre, and our ignorance about the war wrote the check. Among the dead were a hundred and eighty-two women, seventeen of them pregnant. A hundred and seventy-three children were executed, including fifty-six infants. Sixty older men were also murdered.”...
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:00PM
text Stability First: A Community Of Tents and Tables; Chairs, Coffee and Camaraderie. by Mike Zint & JP Massar
Governments need to take a serious look at how we have succeeded – and how they could help us succeed better. They need to take stability seriously. They need to allow an environment where stability can exist. And that means cities need to change how they are doing things when housing simply does not exist or is unaffordable....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:11AM
text For a Positive Narrative of the Left by Michael Brie
Whether the dislocations and cyclical crises since 2008 will lead to its final farewell is a question that drives parts of the middle-class and not only the left. There is wide agreement that the capitalism as we know it will not exist anymore within a few years...Two irreversible consequences of the growth-driven and goods-producing production method are manifest: the resources of the planet are plundered and capital exploitation hits its limits....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 6:53AM
text Evolution of Relations between Donald Trump and Her Majesty's Secret Service by Thomas Cooke
Interference of British intelligence in US election campaign got first heard of after former MI6 officer Christopher Steele's shocking report on BuzzFeed....
Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:17AM
text Judge Halts California Plan to Stop Oil Waste Injections Into Protected Aquifers by Center for Biological Diversity
BAKERSFIELD, Calif., March 21, 2017 — In response to a lawsuit by several oil industry trade groups, a Kern County judge yesterday temporarily halted efforts by California oil regulators to shut down hundreds of oil company injection wells dumping toxic fluid into aquifers that should be protected under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. The wells affected by the ruling are in at least six California counties: Fresno, Kern, Monterey, Orange, Santa Barbara and Ventura....
Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:15PM
text Revised: HUD Tenant Leaders Demand Congress Reject Trump’s “Death Budget” by Posted By Lynda Carson
“Trump’s budget will push millions of people from their homes; starve seniors, children and families; and deny health care to 24 million people,” said Ed Lucas, of Chicago, President of the National Alliance of HUD Tenants (NAHT). “People will die if these proposals see the light of day. Congress should declare Trump’s “Death Budget” dead on arrival!”...
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 5:19PM
text Community support remains strong as Yuvette Henderson lawsuit goes forward by Matthew Gerring
A judge in the US District Court in Oakland denied a motion on Monday to dismiss charges in the case of Yuvette Henderson, a 38-year-old woman killed by Emeryville police on February 3rd, 2015....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:31AM
text For an Unconditional Basic Income by Thomas Straubhaar
The basic income corrects the distribution effects of the labor market. It takes something from the higher paid to give to those who earn little or nothing. A leftist fights for a just social system. Robots and artificial intelligence replace human labor. Fears of changes should be confronted with a basic security....
Posted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:05AM
text Scientific Panel Criticizes EPA Assessment of Glyphosate by Center for Biological Diversity
Criticism of Pesticide Program Comes on Heels of Breaking Scandal Over Its Cozy Relationship With Monsanto...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:43PM
text California regulators weaken proposed rules for pesticide use near schools by via Californians for Pesticide Reform
Comprehensive restrictions and school right-to-know are ignored in new draft of pesticide rules...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 4:54PM
text G20 Finance Ministers Discuss Global Economic Stability by Greg Williams
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meet today and tomorrow in Baden-Baden, Germany....
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:58AM
text HUD Secretary Ben Carson supports $6.2 billion in budget cuts to HUD by Lynda Carson
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, who recently bought a fancy $1.3 million home near D.C., in Vienna, Virginia, where he resides with his wife Candy, was A.W.O.L., and nowhere to be found by the media yesterday when it came time for him to step up to the plate on behalf of the poor, elderly and disabled, to oppose the proposed $6.2 billion in budget cuts that will harm hundreds of thousands of HUD’s subsidized households!...
Posted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:52AM
text The Shortwave Report 03/17/17 Listen Globally! by Dan Roberts
A weekly 30 minute review of international news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio and the internet. With times, frequencies, and websites for listening at home. 3 files- Highest quality broadcast, regular broadcast, and slow-modem streaming. Radio Deutsche-Welle, Spanish National Radio, NHK World Radio Japan, and Sputnik Radio....
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:47PM
text Campaña Destaca Necesidad de que México Tome Medidas de Emergencia by Center for Biological Diversity
Lanzan Llamado a Consumidores y Empresas de Mariscos de Estados Unidos a Boicotear el Camarón Mexicano para Salvar a la Vaquita Marina...
Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 1:59PM