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Someone Finally Polled the 1 Percent And It Is Not Pretty
Offbeat  (tags: poll, 1%, public favor, elites favor, they don't care about us )

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- 6 hours ago - dailykos.com
The Elites in favor vs the public in favor. The Elites defined as having income of 1 Million dollars more a year. And yes, they would like to cut your Social Security, Medicare, educational budgets, and they do not care if people work for poverty wages.
Governments Newest Trade Deal Is PPP Poison the Population for Profit
Health & Wellness  (tags: PPP, Flint, Michigan, Detroit News, water contamination, snowballing, many cities, Poison Population for Profit )

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- 18 hours ago - occupy.com
What began in Flint, however, did not stay in Flint. The Detroit News revealed that, in fact, many Michigan cities have a similar if not worse water contamination crisis on their hands.
Bill Maher Says Do Not Wait for Government to Legalize Pot While He Smokes Weed Live on Air
Health & Wellness  (tags: Bill Maher, pot, weed, War on Drugs, Killer Mike, Joe Ragan, smoke on TV )

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- 4 hours ago - thefreethoughtproject.com
It is time to end this ridiculous murderous and outright criminal War on Drugs. To quote comedian and activist Joe Rogan, Prison is for Rapists, Thieves and Murderers! If you lock someone up for smoking a Plant that makes them happy, You are the Criminal!
Senator Nina Turner Explains How Bernie Sanders Touched Her Soul   video
Society & Culture  (tags: Nina Turner, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, earn the vote, incrementalism, MLK )

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- 19 hours ago - youtube.com
Nina Turner switched her support from Hillary Clinton to Bernie Sanders because she believes incrementalism is not good enough!
Berning of America When the Impossible Becomes Inevitable
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Berning of America, populous movement, Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton, social injustice, Occupy Wall Street )

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- 20 hours ago - occupy.com
What is happening in America right now does not come as a surprise to those who have been trying to shed light on many social injustices. This is a surprise only to those who live in their pretty little boxes isolated from reality of we the people.
Who Is Calling the Shots in State Politics?
Business  (tags: lobbyists, State politics, government, buying corporate power, undermining democracy )

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- 2 hours ago - publicintegrity.org
Lobbying protected by the constitutional right to petition the government takes different forms and follows different rules in each state. More companies and interest groups are sending surrogates to represent their interests in state capitals.
Homelessness Soaring In The UK As People Can Not Afford Rents
Society & Culture  (tags: UK, homelessness, Conservative govt., unaffordable rents, austerity )

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- 2 days ago - occupy.com
At a time when the Conservatives pledge to tackle homelessness and carry out an all out assault on poverty, homelessness is spiraling in the U.K. goaded by austerity and a housing scheme that favors a fortunate minority at the expense of the vulnerable.
In Their Own Words Chelsea Manning
World  (tags: Chelsea Manning, Bradley Manning, solitary confinement, WikiLeaks, prison, exposed, whistleblower )

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- 2 days ago - amnesty.org.uk
I was excited to do the podcast because it is a creative way for me to be able to express myself in my own words and in my own way. She serves 35 years in prison, a high price, while the US Govt still has not investigated the abuses she exposed.
Ben Jealous Former President of the NAACP Endorses Sanders
Health & Wellness  (tags: Ben Jealous, former President of NAACP, endorses Bernie Sanders, MLK )

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- 1 day ago - realclearpolitics.com
It comes down to the trio that MLK referred to as the triplets of evil: racism, militarism, and greed. Bernie Sanders has been very consistent in fighting racism, in fighting stupid wars, Vietnam or Iraq, he has been very consistent in fighting greed.
Is There Anything Less Democratic Than The Democratic Party?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: superdelegates, Democratic Party, Presidential election, flawed election system )

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- 2 days ago - investors.com
Bernie takes home just 15 delegates for the Democratic nomination in New Hampshire, same as the 15 Hillary does, despite his gaining far more in popular votes. This is based on flaws in the Democratic Partys nominating process of Superdelegates.
 
 
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