Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:28 AM


Subject:The Power of Organizing | Your Week in Review

  US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
by Deirdre Fulton
Federal judge denies tribe's request for injunction, but federal agencies issue statement pausing pipeline construction
  Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
by Jo Miles and Hugh MacMillan
The Standing Rock Sioux are inspiring the world with their resistance against the pipeline. But it's not just Big Oil and Gas that they're opposing.
  'Commander-in-Chief' Forum Panned as Colossal Failure of Journalism
by Jon Queally
NBC hosted a presidential spectacle aboard a retired aircraft carrier on Wednesday night. It did not go well.
  Warren and Sanders Lead Probe Into 'Dangerous, Irresponsible' Aetna Ploy
by Deirdre Fulton
"You must now answer to both your shareholders and to the thousands of Americans who trusted Aetna with their health coverage," US senators write
  'Huge Victory for Health': FDA Orders Antibacterials Removed from Soaps
by Nadia Prupis
Triclosan has been shown to disrupt hormones and muscle function, environmental groups say
  Linking Alzheimer's to Pollution, Study Finds 'Abundant' Toxic Nanoparticles in Human Brains
by Nika Knight
Toxic magnetic particles suspected of link to Alzheimer's disease discovered in brains of people living in heavily polluted areas
  Open Letter to NBC Moderator Calls for Candidates to Debate 'Democracy Itself'
by Deirdre Fulton
Issues such as voting rights, campaign finance, and freedom of the press impact, "at the most fundamental level, who has power in this country and who doesn't"
  Empire in Decline: When the Oligarchy Inherits the Wind
by John Atcheson
People have had it with the politics of privilege, and the favoritism of the elite, by the elite.
  Debtors' Prison for Kids: Poor Children Incarcerated When Families Can't Pay Juvenile Court Fees
by Nika Knight
First-of-its-kind report finds children are being imprisoned nationwide when families can't pay fines levied by juvenile justice system
  Our Protest Tradition – And Why Now More Than Ever We Must Cherish It
by Janice 'Jay' Johnson
We need to do a lot of soul-searching, remember our history lessons – and stand together.


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