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Media Executives Are Salivating Over Big Money Flooding the 2016 Election Cycle
Business  (tags: U.S., advertising, media, big money in elections )

Judy
- 1 day ago - firstlook.org
At least one slice of the American public looks forward to the sleazy, presidential election ads: media executives.
Fossil Fuels Subsidised By $10m a Minute, Says IMF (With Video "Keep Fossil Fuels in the Ground")
Business  (tags: costs, pollution, IMF, subsidies, health costs, humans )

Evelyn
- 14 hours ago - theguardian.com
'Shocking' revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world's governments. The vast sum is largely due to polluters not paying the costs imposed on governments by the burning of coal, oil & gas
Republicans Threaten To Defund Court If It Does Not Vote Their Way
Business  (tags: Court, laws, defund, William E. Raftery, Republicans, Democrats, Kansas, judicial independence )

Dandelion
- 1 day ago - wsj.com
Legal experts said the legislation may be the first to peg the Third Branchs budget to the outcome of an individual case, and public-interest groups described it as the most pointed challenge to judicial independence in recent memory.
United Farm Workers | Tell Darigold: Meet With the UFW and Save Worker Lives
Business  (tags: United Farm workers, Petition, Dairy, Darigold, Washington State )

Kathryn
- 3 days ago - action.ufw.org
UFW shared the story of the death Randy Vasquez, who died drowned in a manure pond at Riverview Dairy, which provides milk to Darigold, located in Mabton, WA. Please ask Jim Wegner, Darigold CEO for a meeting with UFW to discuss employee safety.
Sign the Pledge: Don't Drink Nestle Water Brands
Business  (tags: Nestle, water, drought, California, boycott, pledge )

Kathryn
- 2 days ago - dailykos.com
At a time when California faces one of the worst droughts on record, Nestle is bottling water out of California's springs, aquifers and national forests to sell for profit. Sign the pledge to boycott Nestle brands.
Tell Advertisers to Ditch Bill O'Reilly | ColorOfChange.Org |PETITION
Business  (tags: Bill O'Reilly, advertisers, petition, drop O'Reilly, right-wing, lies )

Kathryn
- 1 day ago - act.colorofchange.org
Bill O'Reilly has built a lucrative career for himself by attacking Black communities and women with misleading rhetoric and outright lies in order to advance an outlandish, right-wing agenda and smear fair policies.
PETITION: Tell the SEC to Require Companies to Disclose CEO-to-Worker Pay Ratios
Business  (tags: SEC, CEO-to-Worker Ratio, disclosure, Wall Street )

Kathryn
- 1 day ago - actionnetwork.org
Five years ago, Congress passed a law that included a rule requiring all publicly traded companies to disclose their CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But Wall Street and big corporations have lobbied hard to stop the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
Tell Menards: Eliminate Toxic Phthalates in Flooring: PETITION
Business  (tags: vinyl flooring, phthalates, toxins, children, menard's )

Kathryn
- 1 day ago - org2.salsalabs.com
A new study found that vinyl flooring sold by Menards and other retailers tested contained phthalates, toxic chemicals that have been restricted in children's products.  Menards is the third largest home improvement chain in the country.
Elizabeth Warren: No Fast Track on Trade Until TPP Is Public TAKE ACTION!
Business  (tags: TPP, Fast Track, Trade Promotion Authority, Elizabeth Warren, Congress, petition )

Judy
- 2 days ago - my.elizabethwarren.com
This week, Congress is voting on Fast Track: legislation that makes it more difficult for your member of Congress to fix -- or stop -- a bad trade deal.
Big Oil's Astronomical Hand-Out: Fossil Fuels Receive $5.3 Trillion in Global Subsidies Each Year
Business  (tags: Oil and Gas, fossil fuels, greenhouse-gas emissions, Climate Change, Global Warming, Subsidies, Sustainability News )

Judy
- 2 days ago - salon.com
If fossil fuels are "cheap" -- or even affordable -- it's only because the world's governments are subsidizing the true cost of their impacts.
 
 
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