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US Politics & Gov't

Sandra Steingraber: Why I Am in Jail
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sandra Steingraber, jail, law, probation, activism, energy, fracking, corruption )

Nancy
- 6 days ago - ecowatch.com
Half the women in my cell block are here for probation violation. One thing they all agree on: It's almost impossible to be a single mother in search of housing and a job, both of which require mobility, and comply with probation rules, which restrict...
Conservatives Want to Take People's Food Stamps Away--Again
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: food stamps, social programs, conservatives, heartless, heartless scorn for the working classes, politics, news, republicans, lies, government )

Cal
- 4 days ago - takepart.com
Meanwhile, a new report shows why low-income Americans need the program now more than ever.
FDA: LET A FARM BE A FARM- ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Sustainabililty, environment, wildlife, FDA, ecosystems, organics, farming, health )

Nancy
- 7 days ago - salsa.wiredforchange.com
Don't let the rules undermine sustainability by making it harder for farmers to protect wildlife and manage their soil and water using organic and sustainable methods.
Our Border Communities Are Not Constitution-Free Zones ~ ACTION ~ PLEASE SIGN!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, immigration, Border Patrol, violence, corruption, dishonesty, ethics, government, politics, freedoms, constitution )

CarrieSIC
- 5 days ago - aclu.org
The Border Patrol is running wild in our nation's border communities, and local residents are suffering. Help us keep up the pressure on: tell Obama and DHS that the CBP needs greater accountability, not more troops.
Justice for Michael Brown ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Michael Brown, Officer Darren Wilson, justice, crime, government )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - act.credoaction.com
We are joining our allies at ColorofChange.org in demanding U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice bring federal criminal charges against Officer Darren Wilson and help end abusive, militarized and biased policing targeting...
Please Sign..Petition: Keep Endangered Status for Gunnison Sage Grouse
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, Gunnison sage grouse, threatened, Petition, Action Needed, AnimalWelfare, wildlife, protection, endangered, extinction )

Dee
- 5 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
Conservation groups today filed a formal notice of intent to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service over its decision to designate the Gunnison sage grouse as a "threatened" rather than "endangered" species under the Endangered Species Act.
Republicans Sue Obama For Delaying the ACA (Which They Tried to Repeal 50 Times)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: obamacare, lawsuit )

Ashley
- 7 days ago - nytimes.com
Republicans have finally filed their lawsuit against Obama. Let's get this straight. Republicans tried to repeal the A.C.A. (Aka ObamaCare), fifty times. Now they are suing him for not implementing it fast enough. More in the comment section.
Two Parting Shots From Bill Maher
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: humor, maher, satire, videos )

TomCat
- 5 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Secure Justice for Mike Brown! ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Mike Brown, Officer Darren Wilson, justice, discrimination, law )

Nancy
- 4 days ago - action.workingfamilies.org
President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder: I urge you to prosecute Officer Darren Wilson to the fullest extent of federal law and overhaul the local and state policies that perpetuate the nationwide crisis of discriminatory policing.
Small Changes But Legally Sound
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Hate, immigration, obama, racism, video )

TomCat
- 6 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Open Thread - 11/22/2014
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread )

TomCat
- 6 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown).
Go for It, Udall!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: bush, cheney, GOP Crimes, torture, war crimes )

TomCat
- 4 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Michele Bachmann's Crazy Response to Immigration
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: michele bachmann, immigration )

Ashley
- 7 days ago - politico.com
Michele Bachmann doesn't seem to understand anything about Obama's executive order on immigration. So I thought I would help our departing Congresswoman, by explaining in the comment section.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Senator Mark Udall: Release the Torture Report Now! Add Your Name
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: use of torture, bushadministration, crime, ethics, cover-up, dishonesty, congress, politics, news, usa )

Cal
- 1 day ago - releasethetorturereport.com
The Senate Intelligence Committee's "torture report" is expected to detail shocking abuse of prisoners at the hands of the CIA during the Bush administration, and even possible CIA lying to Congress.
"Food Chains" Looks at the Real Cost of Your Cheap Tomatoes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: documentary, Coalition of Immokalee Workers, ag workers, humans, abuse, "Fair Food" label, protection, family, food )

Dee
- 6 days ago - motherjones.com
Food Chains opens at the break of dawn, as tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida, hustle onto buses and out to the fields where they spend long hours trying to pick enough fruit to survive. Late in the evening they return to cramped trailers...
 

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