Sunday, May 31, 2015

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30, 1967: Biafra Declares Independence from Nigeria

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May 30, 1967: Biafra Declares Independence from Nigeria

"Like the Jews of Harlem or the Asians of East Africa or the Chinese of Southeast Asia, the Ibos were the prominent outsiders in the economic life of the dominant population and, like the others, they were hated."

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May 29, 1932: The 'Bonus Army' of Disgruntled Veterans Arrives in Washington, DC

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May 28, 1948: The National Party Wins South African Elections, Promises to Introduce Apartheid

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Corporate Cronies and Political Revolution | Your Week In Review


  'Today We Begin a Political Revolution': Bernie Sanders Launches Presidential Bid in Vermont
by Lauren McCauley
"Don't underestimate me," says the independent who has entered to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. "We're going to do better than people think. And I think we got a shot to win this thing."
     
  Women March for Peace, Reconciliation in Historic Korean Border Crossing
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
International peace activists travel through heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) from North to South Korea.
     
  Is US Trade Rep a Wall Street Crony? Groups Demand Transparency.
by Deirdre Fulton
Public interest watchdogs say Americans deserve to know what US top trade negotiator Michael Froman "has been privately saying to big banks."
     
  'The Challenge of Journalism… Is to Survive in the Pressure Cooker of Plutocracy'
by Bill Moyers
What happens to a society fed a diet of rushed, re-purposed, thinly reported “content?” Or “branded content” that is really merchandising — propaganda — posing as journalism?
     
  With Deadline in Sight, Senate Scrambles on Patriot Act
by Nadia Prupis
Sen. Dianne Feinstein pushes new legislation that would criminalize whistleblower activity on national security.
     
  The Arc of the Moral Universe... Is Twisted
by David Michael Green
Yes, the arc of the moral universe is long. It’s also painfully twisted, often turning back upon itself. And even when it arrives, it nearly always falls far short of its optimal destination.
     
  Hawaii to Norway to Scotland: Divestment Movement Racks Up Wins
by Nadia Prupis
Leaders cite destructive nature of coal and oil industries in decision to divest from fossil fuels.
     
  Devastating Floods in Texas Just Latest Example of Global Weather Extremes
by Jon Queally
The latest example of extreme weather in the United States is being tied to a global pattern of increasingly volatile events that are claiming lives and costing billions of dollars in damage each year.
     
  Sanders Bill Signals Growth of Broad Robin Hood Tax Movement
by Rose Ann DeMoro
Seven years after Wall Street gamblers wrenched the U.S. economy into the worst economic swoon since the Great Depression, the movement to make the high rollers pay some restitution to people and communities harmed by their profligacy is gaining stream.
     
  Meet the Corporate Villains Sponsoring the COP21 Climate Talks
by Sarah Lazare
"The effort of these corporations to green-wash their ongoing damage of the planet in order increase profit and gain public support is offensive," said Cindy Wiesner of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance.
     

 


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Unions are essential

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Date: May 29, 2015 12:32 PM
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More economic growth, higher wages, shared prosperity: All by strengthening unions. 50 or 60 years ago, it was considered obvious.
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Dear fellow MoveOn member,

There is one solution to skyrocketing inequality that most of the TV talking heads love to ignore: Unions! It's no surprise.

Without unions, big companies like Walmart or Amazon can cut benefits, allow unsafe working conditions, slash wages, and pocket the massive profits.

Well, I'm not afraid to talk about how unions are essential—and I'm relying on you to get the word out. Please watch and share now:

Strengthen Unions

More economic growth, higher wages, shared prosperity—all by strengthening unions. 50 or 60 years ago, it was considered obvious; today, folks are afraid to talk about it. That's what decades of right-wing propaganda will do.

This video is the latest in the "Big Picture: Ten Ideas to Save the Economy" series I'm working on with MoveOn. And MoveOn has committed to campaigning on the ideas that get the most traction. So if you believe in fair pay for a hard day's work, you won't want to skip watching and sharing this video.

Thanks for all you do.

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P.S. This is the seventh idea in our series "The Big Picture: Ten Ideas to Save the Economy." In case you missed the first six, once you've watched Strengthen Unions, be sure to check out the rest of the videos.

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

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New technologies will not solve our problems: People acting collectively will.
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How Private Contractors Have Created a Shadow NSA
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A new cybersecurity elite moves between government and private practice, taking state secrets with them.
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Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.
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