Friday, December 12, 2014

Looking Over Senate CIA Toture Report-Worse Than Torture

"...Untrained CIA officers…conducted frequent, unauthorized, and unsupervised interrogations of detainees using harsh physical interrogation techniques that were not—and never became—part of the CIA's formal 'enhanced' interrogation program..."

"Rectal Feeding," Threats to Children, and More:
 16 Awful Abuses From the CIA Torture Report

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Passed 219 to 206 & will keep the federal government running until next September. 57 Democrats voted for the bill- 67 Republicans opposed it.

Government Stays Open As Congress Advances Poison-Pill Spending Bill

All About That Wall Street Giveaway That Elizabeth Warren Hates

The Spending Bill Includes a Huge Insurance Industry Giveaway Too 

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Black Lives Matter / This Stops Now

A protest in Market Square for the ongoing shooting of unarmed Black Men. Cosponsored by the Seacoast NAACP and Dover Friends Society/Quakers.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Support the Postal Workers with a National Day of Action on November 14

Please Join Us on Friday November 14, from 4:30 - 6:30 PM at City Hall Plaza, 904 Elm Street, manchester for a Candlelight Vigil & Funeral Procession to mourn the impending death of decent service standards. In January the Postal Service will begin closing 82 additional mail processing facilities throughout the country... further DELAYING America's mail. Please join us in our effort to stop the destruction of a Public Postal Service.
Funeral Attire is welcome!

Conservatives are hell bent on privatizing the Post Office, along with every other quality public institution they can get their greedy little hands on.  So please come and support us.  We have to act and support the public institutions we love and rely on.

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More than 125 Events set for Nov. 14 National Day of Action on

National Day of Action Facebook Event 

Stop Delaying America's Mail on American Postal Workers Union, AFL-CIO website  

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

World Falling Behind On Plan To Protect Natural World, UN Says

"This damage is not inevitable but a consequence of the way we choose to live. There is still hope. Protecting nature needs focused conservation action, political will and support from industry." Ken Norris, science director at the London society.

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We Have Allowed Community Colleges To Become Separate And Unequal

"We have allowed community colleges to become separate and unequal," Dr. Gail O. Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Rob Greenfield-The Food Waste Fiasco: You Have to See It to Believe it

-We throw away 165 billion dollars worth of food per year in America. That's more than the budgets for America's national parks, public libraries, federal prisons, veteran's health care, the FBI, and the FDA combined.

-About 50 million of our 317 million Americans are food insecure yet we produce enough food to feed over 500 million Americans.

-To create just the amount of food that ends up in the landfills we waste enough water to meet the domestic water needs of every American citizen.

Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, environmental activist, and entrepreneur on a mission to inspire you to live with more happiness, health, and freedom. He is best known for riding a bamboo bike across America twice, a year without showering for water conservation awareness, and dumpster diving to bring attention to food waste and hunger. Rob is also an inspirational writer, world traveler, ambassador to 1% for the Planet, and founder of The Greenfield Group.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Number Of Homeless Students In America Is Rising Rapidly

"A record number of homeless students mean a record number of our children being exposed to sexual trafficking, abuse, hunger, and denial of their basic needs.” Bruce Lesley, president of the First Focus Campaign for Children.

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Here Are The Most Unequal Counties In America

Counties with high inequality = red. Counties with low inequality = yellow. Areas with no shading = counties that have fewer than 65,000 people. The Census does not collect annual inequality data for counties that small.

1. Putnam County, Tennessee 0.6286
2. New York County, New York 0.6012
3. Nacogdoches County, Texas 0.5634
4. Orleans Parish, Louisiana 0.5576
5. Fairfield County, Connecticut 0.5508
6. Fulton County, Georgia 0.5479
7. Monroe County, Florida 0.5477
8. Essex County, New Jersey 0.5409
9. Troup County, Georgia 0.5395
10. Bowie County, Texas 0.5366
11. Richmond city, Virginia 0.5352
12. District of Columbia, District of Columbia 0.532
13. Collier County, Florida 0.531
14. Westchester County, New York 0.5299
15. San Francisco County, California 0.5283
16. Christian County, Kentucky 0.5276
17. Baltimore city, Maryland 0.5269
18. Cabell County, West Virginia 0.5255
19. Potter County, Texas 0.5251
20. Marin County, California 0.5244

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

SCOTUS And Marriage Equality-If Justices Pick Any Of These Seven Cases, The Impact Could Be Huge

1. Herbert v. Kitchen (Utah): SCOTUS briefly dealt with this case earlier this year. In December 2013, a federal district court struck down Utah's ban on same-sex marriage. Weddings began immediately. In January, the high court issued a temporary stay, putting a halt to marriages while the state's appeal was considered. In June, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's ruling that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional.

2. Smith v. Bishop (Oklahoma): First filed in 2004, this case originally sought both to overturn Oklahoma's ban on same-sex marriages and to recognize marriages performed in other jurisdictions. In January, a district court judge ruled that the state's ban is unconstitutional, but dismissed the portion of the lawsuit addressing marriages from other states, ruling that the plaintiffs lacked standing. Both sides appealed to the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, which affirmed the district court on both counts. In its appeal to SCOTUS, the state of Oklahoma is asking the court to rule exclusively on the marriage question.

3. Bogan v. Baskin (Indiana): This case began as three separate suits filed on behalf of a widow and 11 couples. Several plaintiffs have same-sex marriage licenses from other states that are unrecognized in Indiana. In June, a district court judge consolidated the suits into Baskin, and struck down the state's ban on gay marriage. He did not stay the decision, allowing marriage licenses to be issued immediately. Earlier this month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision.

4. Walker v. Wolf (Wisconsin): In February, the American Civil Liberties Union filed this case on behalf of eight same-sex couples, three of whom had married in other places. In March, a district court judge denied the state's requests to dismiss the case. In June she ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, overturning Wisconsin's ban on same-sex marriage. Her ruling was unclear on whether marriages could begin or not: Still, clerks in some cities began marrying couples immediately. Earlier this month, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the lower court's decision.

5, 6, and 7. Rainey v. Bostic, Schaefer v. Bostic, and McQuigg v. Bostic (Virginia): These three cases are different iterations of a suit filed in July 2013 by plaintiffs Timothy Bostic and Tony London, who seek to get married in Virginia. Carol Schall and Mary Townley joined the case in September 2013. They were legally married in California in 2008, but their union is not recognized in the Old Dominion. This has made it impossible for Schall to formally adopt her own daughter. In February, a district court judge ruled on all three cases, concluding that the state's laws barring in-state gay marriages and prohibiting recognition of out-of-state marriage licenses is unconstitutional. In July, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court's ruling. A fourth case, Harris v. Rainey, a class action suit, has been incorporated into Rainey v. Bostic.

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Major Poultry Farms Routinely Feed Antibiotics To Chickens

"These are not targeted uses aimed at specific bugs for defined duration. They're multiple, repeat shotgun blasts that will certainly kill off weaker bugs and promote the stronger, more resistant ones."  Keeve Nachman, director of the food production and public health program at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Monday, September 08, 2014

America's Wealth Gap 'Unsustainable' According To Harvard Study

"Thriving citizens become more productive employees, more willing consumers, and stronger supporters of pro-business policies," it said. "Struggling citizens are disgruntled at work, frugal at the cash register, and anti-business at the ballot box." Harvard Business School study

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Wednesday, September 03, 2014

This Is What It's Like To Sit Through An Anti-Union Meeting At Work

"They tried to tell us we don't need a union and a third party to come in to negotiate, they said 'y'all could end up losing money, the union people are only here to make money, they won't want to sell office supplies, they go on lavish vacations.' All that stuff. We pushed back on them." Staples Worker

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

In Wake of Arizona Uzi Killing, NRA Tweets About Kids Having Fun With Guns

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

40 Percent Of Restaurant Workers Live In Near-Poverty

"It isn't just fast-food empires that rely on a low-paid, disempowered, and quite-often impoverished workforce. As a stomach-turning new report from the Economic Policy Institute shows, the entire restaurant industry hides a dirty little labor secret under the tasteful lighting of the dining room."

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