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US Politics & Gov't

Why Do Tea Partiers Get to Parade Around Armed, While Peaceful Protests Are Met With Tanks?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: politics, police, activism, tea party, society, usa, ethics, media, u.s. )

Cal
- 63 days ago - alternet.org
Police militarization in Ferguson highlights a disturbing trend in America.
Home Free? ~ Give The Homeless Homes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: homelessness, Utah, society, ethics, humans, interesting, freedoms, government, rights, economy, ethics, politics, democrats, republicans, housing )

CarrieSIC
- 71 days ago - newyorker.com
Handing mentally ill substance abusers the keys to a new place may sound like an example of wasteful government spending. But it turned out to be the opposite: over time, Housing First has saved the government money.
U.S. Drops Contractor That Did Background Checks for Snowden and Navy Yard Shooter
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, security contractor, crime, society, interesting, safety, violence, government )

CarrieSIC
- 76 days ago - rawstory.com
The U.S. government is dropping its largest security clearance contractor, U.S. Investigations Services LLC, which carried out background checks on Edward Snowden and the Aaron Alexis, who shot 12 people to death at the Washington Navy Yard.
Detroit Fire Department Has Alert System Made of Pop Cans, Doorbells (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Detroit, Fire Dept. economy, ethics, money, society, government, dishonesty, elections )

CarrieSIC
- 80 days ago - freep.com
Detroit is so broke that firefighters get emergency alerts through pop cans, coins, door hinges, pipes and doorbells. And they make these gizmos themselves -- one involving a pop can that gets tipped over by an incoming fax. The clink of the can means...
Protect FDA Drug Safety Laws PETITION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, safety, sadness, rights, politics, news, law, interesting, humans, health, government, ethics, culture, dishonesty, americans, abuse, corporate, corruption, consumers, disease, healthcare, drugs, medicine, prevention, protection, research, risks )

Robert
- 95 days ago - action.citizen.org
Tell the FDA: Don't permit Big Pharma to undermine information about pharmaceutical risks.
Autopsy Finds Unarmed Teen Killed By Police Was Shot Six Times
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, usa, society, violence )

Naoko
- 100 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
A preliminary private autopsy report found that Michael Brown, the black teen killed by a police officer in the suburban St. Louis city of Ferguson, was shot at least six times, The New York Times reported Sunday night.
CAMPAIGN FOR KOCH-FREE ELECTIONS PETITION!!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: congress, americans, democrats, republicans, ethics, elections, government, news, propaganda, politics, money, society, humans )

Robert
- 105 days ago - dccc.org
The Koch brothers spent over $400 million in 2012--and they've pledged to spend over $300 million this year. Sign the petition to urge Congress to reduce the influence of money in politics by passing meaningful campaign finance reform.
Satanic Temple Takes Advantage of Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: americans, freedoms, ethics, government, media, law, politics, religion, rights, society, congress, news, healthcare, healthcare, usa, SupremeCourt, supremecourt )

David
- 119 days ago - occupycorporatism.com
ST website: "In the coming months, we will be initiating a number of other campaigns to assert our religious protection for women with health needs that are being complicated by unreasonable laws. In order to spread the word about this campaign to those..
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell the Senate: Our Bosses Shouldn't Make Our Birth Control Decisions
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: SupremeCourt, politics, WOMEN'S HEALTH, Hobby Lobby decision, society, women's rights, healthcare, government, lies, ethics, usa, news )

Cal
- 138 days ago - takeaction.takepart.com
Allowing some bosses to override the religious beliefs and health needs of their female employees hurts women, especially those already struggling to make ends meet.
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Detroit to Turn the Taps Back on: Water Is a Human Right!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: society, politics, safety, health, safety, news, humanrights, ethics, dishonesty, business, corporate, corruption, consumers, politics, society )

Cal
- 138 days ago - credomobilize.com
Residents who owe as little as $40 are having their water shut off with no warning. People are given no warning and no time to fill buckets, sinks or tubs. Families, seniors, sick and injured people and those with special needs are left without running wa
DWP Please End Unfair ATOS Medical Assessments. 'Please Read & Sign'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: lies, healthcare, dishonesty, society, law, government, risks, food, investigation, housing )

Borg
- 155 days ago - thepetitionsite.com
In 2014 alone, over 2000 people with disabilities have been summoned to these medical assessments with a mere 18 people declared unfit for work. The assessments continue as the claims discontinue. We call for an end to these bogus medicals and base...
TAKE ACTION NOW! Ask Your Member of Congress to Visit a Food Bank
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: hunger, community, activism, politicians, usa, society, politics, government, congress, media, u.s., americans )

Cal
- 156 days ago - secure.feedingamerica.org
The best way to help legislators understand the scope of hunger in their state or district is to see it first-hand. Our goal is to have every member of Congress visit a food bank or feeding site, and we need your help to make that happen!
Free Speech and the Roberts Court: Uncertain Protections
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Supreme Court, freedom of speech, ethics, society, government, politics )

CarrieSIC
- 175 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The Court has repeatedly insisted in sweeping terms that rigid, history-based rules are necessary to save speech from tyranny. Thus, while upholding borderline speech claims that involve significant social harms and barely implicate concerns of...
Michael Moore: 'Guns Don't Kill People -- Americans Kill People'
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: gun control, Michael Moore, society, politics, USA )

Cal
- 183 days ago - washingtontimes.com
'Bowling for Columbine' filmmaker Michael Moore has responded to requests for comment on the Santa Barbara shootings, arguing Sunday that the majority of America's mass shootings are committed by "angry or disturbed white males."
The New Campaign Contribution: I'Ll Get My Employees to Vote for You
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: coersion, politics, society, safety, rights, law, interesting, government, humans, ethics, culture, abuse, americans, business, corporate, propaganda, republicans )

Robert
- 188 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Some businesses in states with pitched Republican primary fights are turning to a relatively new tool to help ensure the outcome they want: telling employees how they want them to vote. Thanks in part to Citizens United, it's perfectly legal
 

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