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Congress Just Delayed New Funding to Help Rape Victims
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, government, rapists, ethics, republicans, democrats, usa, politics, news, healthcare )

Cal
- 1 hour ago - motherjones.com
The spending bill lawmakers just approved leaves out new grant money to help localities go after rapists.
Gaza and the American Awakening
Society & Culture  (tags: world, society, Americans, liberal Jews, Israel, Palestine, Gaza, Human Rights, freedoms, violence, death, dishonesty, ethics, politics, government )

Carrie
- 10 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
While the Israeli government talks about "pinpoint strikes" and "unprovoked attacks from Hamas" it has become increasingly difficult to ignore the massive destruction of the Gazan infrastructure,hospitals,schools,government buildings, UN facilities, homes
Since 1978, Congress Has Worked a Full Week 14 Percent of the Time
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, congress, lazy, work ethic, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, economy, lies, freedoms, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 13 hours ago - washingtonpost.com
Of the 13,000-plus days since Jan. 1, 1978, both chambers of Congress have been in session at the same time for about 4,700 of them -- about a third of the total time and a little fewer than half of all weekdays. The Senate has worked more than the House,
Naive? At a Jewish Spiritual Retreat Center, I Insist on Talking About Gaza
Society & Culture  (tags: Americans, Israel, Gaza, religion, Human Rights, ethics, dishonesty, society, culture, death, education, humans, violence, rights, sadness, politics, freedoms )

Carrie
- 16 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
The retreat was described as a 'transformative experience', where we could delve deep into spiritual practice and emerge refreshed and purified. I was here to teach a yoga meditation workshop. I'd also volunteered to lead some discussions on Israel/Gaza.
All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit
Environment  (tags: WorldClimate Summit, ecosystems, environment, politics, world, protection, Sustainabililty, nature )

Cal
- 17 hours ago - npr.org
The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate.
Homegrown Jihadis and the Limits of the Israel Lobby
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S., Israel, Israel Lobby, Muslims, government, politics, economy, ethics, dishonesty, military, corruption )

Carrie
- 18 hours ago - mondoweiss.net
As the argument commonly goes, Western governments and especially the US ally with Israel not out of national interest but because of the concerted influence of the Israel Lobby, a term meant to identify countless organizations, committees, and...
A Simpler Solution to Climate Change
Green Lifestyle  (tags: Climate Change, Naomi Klein, Politics, Economy, Toxic Capitalism, Consumerism, System Change, Clean Energy )

Brian
- 19 hours ago - truth-out.org
"Even if climate science is complicated, author Naomi Klein wants you to know that finding a solution to global warming is easy."
Largest Climate-Change March in History Unlikely to Convince Idiots ~ The Borowitz Report
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, climate change, congress, politics, humor, satire, news, elections )

Carrie
- 20 hours ago - newyorker.com
A climate-change march that organizers claim was the largest on record is nevertheless unlikely to change the minds of idiots, a survey of America's idiots reveals.
Soviet Union Lingers in Heart of Tokyo
Offbeat  (tags: politics, government, world, Russia, Ukraine, Tokyo )

Naoko
- 1 day ago - the-japan-news.com
The former geopolitical entity, dissolved in 1991, still nominally owns real estate, such as its embassy and other offices, in prime Tokyo locations because Ukraine, the second-most populated republic of the former Soviet Union, has been opposing the tran
Which Group Poses a Bigger Threat to US and Europe Than ISIS?
World  (tags: world, violence, society, politics, news, middle-east )

Cal
- 1 day ago - jpost.com
New York Times' quotes American officials as saying focus on Islamic State threat has allowed group led by former close associate of Osama bin Laden to go under the radar.
How to Define Success for the People's Climate March
Environment  (tags: activism, goals, People's Climate March in NYC, climate-change, ecosystems, environment, protection, world, politics )

Cal
- 1 day ago - thenation.com
Organizers want to transform the image of the climate movement from one dominated by white liberals to one populated by the entire spectrum of race and class in America.
TAKE ACTION NOW! No Profiteering From Natural Gas Rates
Business  (tags: environment, dishonesty, economy, business, politics )

Cal
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
The Public Utilities Department of the City of Richmond, VA is taking unfair advantage of its natural gas monopoly to overcharge citizens and customers for the natural gas they need to live
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Care2: Add a Report Button
Society & Culture  (tags: ethics, Care2, petitions, safety, politics, news )

Cal
- 1 day ago - thepetitionsite.com
This petition requests that Care2 meet its own standards and include a "report" function on all petitions. The current system, while fantastic for allowing all Care2 members to quickly and simply start a petition on an issue they feel strongly about, can
Bill Maher Blasts Fear-Mongering Over ISIS: 'United States Of Pants-Shitters' Should Be More Afraid Of Monsanto (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, republicans, war, media, Bill Maher, politics, propaganda, government, ethics, dishonesty, freedoms, news )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - huffingtonpost.com
Bill Maher took on America's latest march to war during the final minutes of "Real Time" on Friday, arguing that the fear of ISIS has been blown out of proportion. "They're selling terror and boy are we buying," he jabbed.
'American Idol' Made Clay Aiken a Star. But He Knows It Won't Make Him a Congressman (TEXT and PHOTOS)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, American Idol, Clay Aiken, North Carolina, democrats, elections, freedoms, government, politics, candidates )

Carrie
- 1 day ago - washingtonpost.com
Aiken won 12 million votes on "American Idol." Now he's trying to get the tiniest fraction of that number to represent the second district of North Carolina. It may prove to be just as tough as beating Ruben Studdard on the talent show.
 

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